Mansfield PA and Richmond Township in Tioga County PA



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Tri-Counties Genealogy & History by Joyce M. Tice
Obituary Section
Tioga County, Pennsylvania

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Bradford County PA

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Tioga County PA


The History Center on Main Street, 83 N. Main Street, Mansfield PA 16933

Oakwood Cemetery, Mansfield Borough,  Tioga County, PA 


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Photo by Joyce M. Tice August 2005

See Oakwood Cemetery Listing 1970 partial and
Oakwood Cemetery 2005 Complete

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We now have a local history museum in Mansfield representing the area in and near Mansfield including Richmond, Sullivan, Rutland, Covington, Tioga and more
Visit the History Center on Main Street at 83 North Main Street. We also have a locaton at 61 North Main Street.
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If you have ancestors in our area, the History Center would like to meet you and show you what we know about your family and learn what you know that we don't. Mansfield's people are the heart of what we value. Our genealogy database of nearly 100,000 local links may include your ancestors. We also have filing cabinets full of resources. It's worth a visit.




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Do You Know that you can search just the Obituaries on the site by using the three County Specific Obituary selections in the Partitioned search engine at the bottom of the Current What's New Page? You can narrow your search by including a key word in the cemetery name or a township name in addition to the surname you search. Then select the Find All Words option. 

You'll also find obituary and other newspaper clippings using Clippings partition. Additional clippings can be found in the Birth, Marriage, and some other partitions. 

Reading a series of obituaries from a single cemetery, as they are presented here, is like reading the multi-generational history of a community. These people were the local populace at a particular time. The people buried here knew each other, were neighbors, relatives and school mates. They attended church together and engaged in "trade" or business.  All people are listed in alphabetic order by surname at BIRTH. Women identified by a married alias only and  for whom a birth surname can not be identified, are listed on the last page for the cemetery's obituaries.


SRGP ID Added in parentheses by Joyce M .Tice if included in her Sullivan-Rutland Genealogy Project. If you are researching or descended from any of those so designated, it is requested that you share your research with Joyce's SRGP if you have not already done so. That is the price I ask for making this site available. It is your opportunity to share in the cost of creating this site and reward Joyce just a tad for making this enormous body of resource available to you. It is a way to pay your dues in a small way for use of this site. Please reference the SRGP ID and the page you found this on the site, when you write to me. For women listed under a married alias, I have provided her real name, if I know it. 

RANDALL Alice (SRGP 53260)
STARKEY, MRS. F. L. -Alice, wife of F. L. Starkey, died at her home on Newtown Hill Sunday, December 10, following a long illness, aged 53 years.  She is survived by her husband and two sons, Colie and Maurice.  The funeral will be held Wednesday at two o’clock from the family home.  Rev. D. J. Griffiths will officiate.  Burial will be made in Oakwood Cemetery.

Subj:  Re: "Mrs F. L. Starkey"
Date:  01/24/2004 6:04:03 PM Eastern Standard Time
From: (Anne P. Lugg)

Frank Lewis Starkey married Alice Sophia Randall (Allie) on April 20,  1887. She was born in Canton, PA on March 9, 1868, the daughter of Charles Randall and Eliza S. Ayers. Allie died at home (called Pine Croft) on Newtown Hill Richmond township on December 10, 1921. She was survived by her husband and two sons, Colie Monroe Starkey and Maurice Randall Starkey. She was predeceased by a daughter Flossie Genevieve Starkey Bartlett who died soon after giving birth to a son.    Frank Lewis Starkey was a brother of my late husband's grandmother. Do you want to know any thing else about the Starkeys?  Anne P. Lugg.

RANKIN – Sharon Dawn Ward, 67, of Mansfield, died Friday, July 20, 2007 at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro. Sharon was the wife of the late Jack C. Bailey who died June 23, 1983 and a long time companion of Dean Ward. She was born Dec. 14, 1939, in Mansfield, a daughter of Ross and Lena Sumner Rankin. Sharon was formerly employed at Mansfield University in the Manser Dining Hall. Her favorite past times were watching movies, drawing, art, refinishing furniture, and trivia. Sharon is survived by two sons and a daughter-in-law, Jimmy Bailey of Bath, NY, Todd and Tina Bailey of Mansfield; two daughters and sons-in-law, Jackie and Steve Antes of Wellsville, NY, Tara Jo and Jerry Copas of Sayre; her long time companion, Dean Ward of Mansfield; six grandchildren, Brittany Bailey, Hanna Bailey, Beth and Mark Antes, Kerstin Barnett, Michael Copas; and a brother, Phil Rankin of Wellsboro. Family and friends were invited to call on Monday, July 23, 2007 from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Crematory, and Monuments, PC, Mansfield. Funeral services were held immediately following the viewing, at 4 p.m. at the funeral home with the Rev. Ira Hindman officiating. Burial was made in Oakwood Cemetery, Mansfield. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 1948 E. Third St., Williamsport, PA 17701 or to MADD, 511 E. John Carpenter Freeway, Suite 700, Irving, Texas, 75062 or to the charity of one’s choice. – Mansfield Gazette, 25 July 2007


Star Gazette – June 15, 2011

RARICK Lorenzo D [SRGP 02250]

Wellsboro Agitator - September 21, 1898

A large number of members of Etz Post, G. A. R., attended the funeral of Lorenzo D. Rarick, formerly of Tioga, which was held at Mansfield last Tuesday.

Sturgis Rarick died at his home on Seventh street Saturday at 2 p.m. He had been in ill health for some time, but was confined to his home only a short time. He was born on Briar Hill, September 5, 1849, the son of Lorenzo D. and Lydia Rarick. February 5, 1881 he was married to Clara Ellis by the Reverend Mansfield of Roseville. Seven children, were born to the, all of whom are living, Fred Rarick of Marion, O.; Myron of Corning; Orrin of Mansfield; Mrs. Iona Davis of Lindley; Mrs. Flossie Allen of Wellsboro; Mrs. Cornelia Colby of Mansfield; Mrs. Dora Phillips of Pine City. Mr. Rarick lived on his farm at Painter Run until a few years ago, when he moved to Mansfield. He was a man of sterling qualities and held the respect of a large circle of friends. A kind husband and father, and a good neighbor, he will be missed outside of his home, as well as by those in his home. Funeral services were held at the home Tuesday afternoon at 2 o’clock. Reverend Barnes, pastor of the Free Methodist Church of Elmira, officiating; interment in Oakwood Cemetery. (handwritten on article Sept. 17, 1927)

 Sturges Rarick, died Sept. 17, aged 78 years.  He is survived by his widow and seven children, Fred, of Marion, Ohio; Myron, of Corning; Orin, of Rutland; Mrs. George Davis, of Corning; Mrs. Emery Allen, of Wellsboro; Mrs. John Phillips, of Pine City and Cornelia at home.  He is also survived by two brothers, William Rarick, of Mansfield and A.G. Rarick of Corning, and 14 grandchildren. Funeral services were held Sept. 20.  Rev. Mr. Barnes and Rev. Mr. Fish, of Elmira, officiating; burial in Mansfield.  (The Agitator: Wellsboro, PA, Wednesday, September 28, 1927)

RARICK Sturgis (SRGP 05469)

Wellsboro Agitator – September 28, 1927

Sturgis Rarick, of Mansfield, died Sept. 17. He was born September 5, 1849, son of Lorenzo D. and Lvdia Rarick. On February 5, 1881, he married Clara Ellis. Seven children were born to them, all of whom survive: Fred Rarick, of Marion, Ohio; Myron, of Corning; Orrin. of, Mansfield; Mrs. Lona Davis, of Lindlev: Mrs. Flossie Allen, of Wellsboro;  Mrs. Cornelia Colby, of Mansfield; 1 Mrs. Dora Phillips, of Pine City.

RARRICK - Vergaleen E. Parker, 77, of P.O. Box 140, Tioga, formerly of 175 Brooklyn St., Mansfield, died Sunday, Jan. 22, 1989 at home. Born Dec. 19, 1911 in Rutland Township, she was a daughter of Orran and Nellie Colby Rarrick. Mrs. Parker was a member of the First Baptist Church of Mansfield and Rebekah Lodge #291 of Mansfield. She was a former manager of the cafeteria at Mansfield High School for 27 years, retiring in 1973. Surviving are her husband, Vernon L. Parker; sons and daughters-in-law, William O. and Martha Parker of Linglestown and Phillip V. and Barbara Parker of Tioga; brother, Gordon Rarrick of Middlebury Center; sisters, Revabele Smith of Pike, NY and Marie Herman of Midland Park, NJ; five grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held Wednesday, Jan. 25, at 1 p.m. at the Scureman Funeral Home, Mansfield, with the Rev. Benjamin E. Nevin officiating. Burial was made in Oakwood Cemetery, Mansfield.

Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: C:\TC\~srgp\new\fam.gifRASMUSSEN - Gunnar Rasmussen, 95,  [SRGP 52838] of 138 Spencer Rd., Mansfield, died Friday, April 16, 1993, at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro. Born March 8, 1908, in Sindal, Denmark, to Adolph and Karen Larsen Rasmussen. He was a member of Friendship Lodge F&AM #247, Mansfield, and the Williamsport Consistory. He was the former owner of Rasmussen Nurseries, Mansfield, currently owned by his son, Joseph. Surviving are his wife of 59 years, Mary Knowlton Rasmussen; two sons and daughter-in-law, Jack and Betty Rasmussen of Corning, NY, and Joseph Rasmussen and friend, Cindy Mitchell, of Mansfield; one daughter, Linda Rasmussen of Lebanon; two brothers, Holger of Denmark and William of Denmark and Edgewater, Fla.; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Dana and Arne Aarup of Denmark and Lisbeth and Knud Gustofsen of Denver, Colo.; special cousins, Arne and Kirsten Rasmussen of Ohio; five grandchildren. There were no calling hours. Private services were held Monday, April 19, at the Scureman Funeral Home, Mansfield, with the Rev. Ira Hindman officiating. Burial was made at Oakwood Cemetery, Mansfield. Memorial donations may be made to The Carnegie Library for the Blind and Physical Handicapped, 4724 Baum Blvd., Pittsburgh, PA 15213-1389  - Wellsboro Gazette, April 21, 1993

RASMUSSEN Joseph W. "Joe" Rasmussen [SRGP 33708]

Mansfield, PA: Joseph "Joe" W. Rasmussen, age 72, of Mansfield, PA, died on Thursday, May 12, 2011 in the Williamsport Regional Medical Center, Williamsport, PA. Joe was born on May 8, 1939 in Sayre, PA, the son of Gunnar and Mary (Knowlton) Rasmussen. He was married to Cindy A. Mitchell. Joe was the owner/operator of Rasmussen Nurseries in Mansfield, PA. He served in the U.S. Navy during peacetime and was a life member of the Mansfield VFW Post 6757. Joe also enjoyed lifetime memberships with the Hillside Rod and Gun Club in Blossburg, PA and Arnot Sportsman's Club. In addition to his wife, Cindy, Joe is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Joseph G. and Rebecca Rasmussen of Mansfield, PA; a daughter, Gena Manning; one brother and sister-in-law, Jack and Betty Rasmussen of Corning, NY; one sister, Linda Montesi of Seattle, WA and four grandchildren, Liza, Drew and Liam Manning and Dannaka Rasmussen. Joe was predeceased by a daughter, Sheila Rasmussen in 1985. Family and friends are invited to attend a celebration of Joe's life at the Mansfield VFW, South Main Street, Mansfield, PA at 1:00 PM on Monday, May 16, 2011. At Joe's request, a private funeral service will be held for the family at the Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Crematory & Monuments, PC, 637 South Main Street, Mansfield, PA. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery, Mansfield, PA. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Joe's name to Northern Tier Helping Hands, 114 Starks Road, Lot 4, Mansfield, PA 16933.  Star Gazette – May 14, 2011


REDFIELD - Mrs. Bertha Knowlton (SRGP 38875)
Mrs. Bertha Louise Knowlton, aged 67 years, of Covington, R.D., formerly of Canoe Camp, died May 1.  She is survived by her husband, Ross Knowlton, daughter, Mrs. Gunnar Rasmussen of Mansfield; sons, Richard of Mansfield, Robert and Scott of Harrisburg; 12 grandchildren; brothers, Harry Redfield of Rochester and H.M. Redfield of Geneva; sister, Mrs. Walter Merrick of Vanderbilt, PA.  The funeral will be held Thursday at 3 p.m.: burial at Mansfield. (Oakwood Cemetery)


RICE - Mrs. Mildred Lucille Whittaker [SRGP 85574], 53, wife of Glen Whittaker, principal of the North Penn Elementary School at Blossburg and Covington, died Saturday at her home in Covington. Her death followed a long illness. She had returned home last week from the Williamsport Hospital. Mrs. Whittaker was born in Charleston Township the daughter of Webb Rice, Mansfield and the late Grace Evans Rice. She was a member of Church of Christ Disciples and past matron of Twilight Chapter, Order of Eastern Star at Mansfield. Surviving are her husband; a daughter, Nancy, a student at Lycoming College, Williamsport; father, W.S. Rice of Mansfield. Funeral services were held Tuesday at the Shaw & Robena Funeral Home with the Rev. Otto Marshall officiating. Burial in Oakwood Cemetery at Mansfield. - Wellsboro Gazette, September 10, 1964


RICE - Webb Sylvester Rice [SRGP 82687], 77, Mansfield, PA. Thursday, Oct. 6, 1966. Burial in Oakwood Cemetery, Mansfield. Survived by wife, Mrs. Carrie Rice, son-in-law, Glen H. Whittaker, Covington; granddaughter, Mrs. Nancy Whittaker Holley and great grandson, Sean David Holley, both of Endwell; step-sons, Richard Wilcox, Morris, PA and William Losinger, Wellsboro; step-daughter, Mrs. Jean Roupp, Covington. He was a member of Friendship Lodge F&AM, Mansfield. Funeral was held last Sunday from the Shaw & Robena Funeral Home at 2:00 p.m. Rev. David Griffiths officiated. - Wellsboro Gazette, October 13, 1966


RIEPPEL, James H (SRGP 80302) .- James H. Rieppel, age 91, of Mansfield, PA, died July 30, 2010 at Carleton Senior Care, Wellsboro, PA. He was born October 20, 1918 in Cowanesque, PA, the son of John and Ethel Skinner Rieppel. Jim was the retired owner of Rieppel & Crumb Welding, Mansfield. He was a WWII Army Air Force Veteran serving in the Africa, Sicily & Italy Campaigns, a member of the Mansfield American Legion, a charter member of the Canoe Camp VFW, and a recipient of the Legion of Merit Award. Jim served for 20 years on the Board of Southern Tioga Schools. He was an avid fisherman, hunter, & gardener. Jim is survived by his wife of 64 years, the former Mary "Betty" Bunn; 3 daughters and sons-in-law, Rosemary and Sam Schappelle of Gaithersburg, MD, Adele and Richard Rieppel-Kies of Painted Post, NY, Marsha and Ken King of Caton, NY; eight grandchildren, James (Zeile), Ken (Seema), and David (Laura) Schappelle, Michael (Lisa) and Jeff (Kamie) Saurbaugh, Shana (Brian) Jones, Meggan (Joe) Driscoll, and Aaron Colegrove; 15 great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by brothers, Perry and Paul; and sisters, Edna Locke, Anna Rieppel, Edith West and Arlene Strailey. Friends are invited to call at the Gary Wilston Funeral Home and Cremation Service, 130 S. Main St, Mansfield, PA, Monday 6-8 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. at Holy Child Catholic Church, with Fr. Joseph Hornick, celebrant. Burial with military honors will follow in Oakwood Cemetery, Mansfield, PA. Family will provide the flowers. Memorial contributions in Jim's memory may be made to the Canoe Camp VFW at PO Box 73, Mansfield, PA 16933. - Elmira Star Gazette, August 1, 2010


RIPLEY - Harry Ripley [SRGP 23307], 89, of Wellsboro, formerly of Mansfield and Covington, died March 27, 1979 at the Louden Rest Home in Wellsboro. He was born July 7, 1889. Surviving are one son, Harold, of Mansfield, and several grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Thursday at 1 p.m. at the Kuhl Funeral Home with Rev. Benjamin Nevin officiating. Burial in Oakwood Cemetery. He was a member of Friendship Lodge #247 F&AM of Mansfield, and former member of the Mansfield Fire Department. Friendship Lodge will hold a memorial service tonight at 8 at the funeral home. - Wellsboro Gazette, March 28, 1979


Francis J.(Bucky) ROBENA, 89, of Arnot, died Thursday, March 7, 1985, at his home. Born at Arnot, Sept. 18, 1895, he was the son of Amos and Rose Besanceney Robena. He was a member and treasurer of the Arnot Presbyterian church. Mr Robena was a partner in the former Shaw and Robena Funeral Home at Mansfield for 27 years. He was a 50 year member and past master of Lodge #350 F&AM, Blossburg, a past high priest of Royal Arch Zebulun chapter #296, Mansfield, and was a member of the Lodge Council Chapter Consistory of the Scottish Right Bodies of the valley of Williamsport. Mr Robena was treasurer of the Arnot Citizen's Committee, a member of Covington Grange and a former member of the Tioga - Potter Funeral Directors Assoc. He and his wife the former Anna Keagle, were married for 68 years. His wife is the only immediate survivor. The funeral was held March 11, 1985, at the Drinkwine Funeral Home, Blossburg. Burial was in the Oakwood Cemetery, Mansfield. The Rev. Paul Neuffer, his pastor , officiated. Memorial donations may be made in his name to the American Heart Association, North Central Pennsylvania Chapter, 153 W. 4th St. Williamsport, Pa. 17701


ROBERTS –SARA R. SWINGLE age 61 of Lambs Creek Road, Mansfield, PA Wednesday, August 8, 1990 at home.  She was born July 22, 1929 in Wilkes-Barre, PA daughter of Frederick D. and Harriette N. Gruttenden Roberts.  Friends may call at the Scureman Funeral Home, Friday, from 7 to 9 pm.  Funeral there Saturday at 11 am with the Rev. Debra Casey officiating.  Burial, Oakwood Cemetery, Mansfield, PA.  Survived by her husband of 40 years, Robert c. Swingle; son and daughter-in-law, Robert Jr. and Vernie Swingle and their children, Jennifer and Jim; son, William, all of Mansfield, PA; daughter and son-in-law, Nancy and George Fritz of Stroudsburg, PA; daughter, Judy Swingle of White Plaines, NY; brother, William Roberts of Mansfield, PA.  She was a dedicated home maker and active for a number of years in the Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital Auxiliary.  The family will provide flowers.  Memorial donations in her memory may be made to the Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital Auxiliary or the American Cancer Society in Wellsboro, PA.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 8/10/1990

ROBBINS - Miss Olive Robbins [SRGP 75803] died June 24 [1922] at 6:30 a.m. at the home of her sister, Mrs. Ida R. Ridington, in the parsonage of the M.E. church at Mahanoy City, PA. Her father, who died only a short time ago, was a descendant of the early New England settlers. Miss Robbins was graduated from the Mansfield Normal School and followed her father's profession, teaching in Michigan and this state. She was a fine disciplinarian so that the hardest to control would be under the spell of her personality, suddenly be transferred into model, diligent students. She taught for years until illness caused her to retire. She was a member of the M.E. church. She leaves the following sisters and one brother - Mrs. Amy McCrumb, of Wellsboro; Miss Clara Robbins and Burt Robbins, of Mansfield; and Mrs. Ida R. Ridington, of Mahanoy City. The funeral services will be held at Mansfield. - Wellsboro Agitator, June 28, 1922

Victor ROCKWELL, eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. C. J. Beach, was instantly killed at 9 o’clock last Thursday morning by being run over by a hay press, while on his way to the Powers school, a mile east of this boro. He had ridden from home to within a few rods of the school house when hearing the last bell he tried to get off or fell and was caught beneath one of the heavily loaded rear runners which passed over his body just above the hips. He was immediately carried to the school house and his parents and a physician summoned, but death had apparently been instantaneous from the crushing of the spinal column. No blame attaches to anyone for the sad accident. He was a bright promising boy, eight years and seven months old, and a favorite with his playmates and all who knew him. Intelligence of the accident was received in this boro with the utmost sorrow and unstinted expressions of sympathy for the bereaved parents. Funeral services were held on Saturday at 1 o’clock from the house, the Rev. E. J. Rosengrant officiating, assisted by the Rev. L. M. Gates. The late schoolmates of the departed attended the obsequies in a body. Numerous floral offerings bespoke the loving sympathy of mourning friends. The burial was in Oakwood Cemetery.

RODGERS, Nancy -  Mrs Nancy Knapp died this morning at 3:30 o'clock at the home of her daughter, Mrs J.B. Wilson at Mansfield, Pa. aged ninety years. Mrs Knapp is survived by four children, Mrs Flora Wilson of Elmira; Mrs Clara Rarick of Mansfield, Pa.; Mrs Nora Walters of Jobs Corners; a son, Clayton Ellis of Lindley; 12 grandchildren; 35 great grandchildren. The funeral will be held at the home in Mansfield, Pa. the Rev. Mr. Simmons to officiate. The remains will be placed in the vault at the Oakwood cemetery in Mansfield.

ROOT - Gerald Q. Root, 50, [SRGP 79845] of Millerton RD2 died Friday, July 17, 1981 in Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, after a lengthy illness. Born May 12, 1931, at Canoe Camp in Richmond Twp., he was a son of Lester and Hazel Barber Root. He formerly was employed at the W.R. Benson dairy farm at Mansfield. Surviving, besides his mother of Mansfield, are his wife, the former Esther Tongue; five daughters, Mrs. Roy Cross of Mansfield, Mrs. Sam Cooper of Erin, NY, and Misses Quinette, Georgia and Floral, all at home; two sons, Michael and Quincy, both at home; two step daughters, Miss Katherine Marble of Mainesburg and Miss Mary Jane Marble of Mansfield; three stepsons, Robert and Steven Marble, both of Mansfield and Oliver Marble of Mainesburg; a sister, Mrs. Eli Curston of Keaton, La.; and two brothers, Lloyd of Manheim and Lewis of Benicia, California. The funeral was held Monday at the Kuhl Funeral Home at Mansfield. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery with Rev. Charles Scarber, pastor of Painter Run Church, officiating. - Wellsboro Gazette, July 22, 1981

ROSE - Jean E. Button [SRGP 88686], 78, of Williamsport, formerly of Mansfield, died Tuesday, Dec. 1, 1992, in Roseview Manor, Williamsport. Born May 18, 1914, in Williamsport, she was the daughter of Louis and Mary Jane Kurtz Rose. She was a member of St. Marks Lutheran Church, Williamsport. She was a retiree of the former Mansfield State College. Preceding her in death was her husband, Donald, on April 25, 1991. Surviving are one brother, Louis Rose; and two sisters, Martha Markle and Shirley Dimassimo, all of Williamsport. Friends may call at the Wilston Funeral Home, 18 N. Main St., Mansfield, on Friday, Dec. 4, from 1-2 p.m. Services will be held there Friday, Dec. 4, at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Benjamin Nevin officiating. Burial will be made at Oakwood Cemetery, Mansfield. - Wellsboro Gazette, December 2, 1992

 Phillip J. Rose, age 49, of Pittsburgh, formerly of Elmira, NY and Mansfield, died on Saturday, Sept. 3, 1983 in Pittsburgh. He was employed by the Commercial Credit Corporation for the past 25 years. He worked in the Elmira, NY and Williamsport offices before moving to the Pittsburgh office in 1977. He was a member of the Heights Lodge #913, F&AM at Elmira Heights, NY. He is survived by his wife, Margaret Anderson Rose; two daughters, Kelly and Stacy Rose, both at home; son, Phillip, Jr, at home; parents Mr. and Mrs. Denzel Rose of Mansfield; sister, Mrs. Harold (Betty) Waite of Pine City, NY. Funeral services were held at the Scureman Funeral Home in Mansfield on Wednesday afternoon at 1 pm with the Rev. Hobart Campbell officiating. Burial in the Oakwood Cemetery at Mansfield.

ROSS, Charles S. [SRGP 87205] - Charles S. Ross, aged 83 years, for many years prominent in the business life of Mansfield, died at 9 p.m. May 13, after a long illness. A son of Andrew J. and Sarah McKune Ross, he was born in Mansfield, Feb. 14, 1857. He was graduated from the Mansfield Normal School in 1876 and entered the banking house of Ross & Williams as a representative of his father's interests, and in the summer of 1878 he succeeded to the place in that firm made vacant by his father's death. After the death of the partner, Philip Williams, in July 1894, Mr. Ross carried on the business as surviving partner until Jan. 1, 1895, when he became the sole proprietor but continued under the old firm name. When the bank was changed to the First National Bank, Mr. Ross was elected president and held that office for many years. He also served as president of the Board of Trustees of the Mansfield State Normal School and Smythe Park Association. Surviving are a nephew, Charles W. Ross, and a grand-nephew, Edward Ross, of Mansfield. The funeral was held Thursday. Rev. J. Perry Cox, rector of St. James Episcopal church, officiating; burial in Oakwood cemetery. - Wellsboro Gazette, May 22, 1940, p.7

ROSS, Charles Waldo [SRGP 88076] - Charles Waldo Ross, of Mansfield, died May 3 at his home. He was born in Mansfield, June 19, 1894, son of the late Edward H. and Mary Waldo Ross. He was educated in the Mansfield schools and graduated from Mansfield Normal School in 1913. He taught school at Tioga Junction and then attended the University of Wisconsin for two years. Called into service in World War I, he spent two years overseas and returned to the U.S. in 1919. He was teller and assistant cashier of the First National Bank for several years, and was a director of the reorganized bank from 1933 until his illness caused him to resign the first of this year. He became a partner with E.B. Strait in the insurance business in 1934, and following Mr. Strait's death had carried on the business. He married Miss Agnes Bailey Aug. 15, 1928, in Valley Forge Memorial Chapel. They have one son, Edward, a student at Mercersburg Academy. Always interested in civic matters, he was a charter member of the American Legion Post in Mansfield, of the Brotherhood of St. Andrew and of Corey Creek Golf Club, all of which he aided in forming, and in which he served in various capacities. He was a past commander of the American Legion. Baptized and confirmed in St. James church, which his grandparents aided in building, he was a member of the vestry for many years, and secretary and treasurer. A stockholder in Smythe Park Association, he served on the board of directors and as treasurer until a few years ago. He was also a member of Friendship Lodge, F&AM and Mansfield Business Men's Association. He is survived by his widow, his mother, and son. The funeral was held Thursday; burial in Oakwood cemetery, Mansfield. - Wellsboro Gazette, May 11, 1949, p.2

ROSS, Edward H. [SRGP 87208]- Well Known Man is Dead
Edward H. Ross, of Mansfield, Found Dead by His Son, Charles, Saturday
Edward H. Ross, a prominent business man of Mansfield, shot himself through the heart Saturday afternoon about 4:45 o'clock. His death followed an illness of several years duration, accentuated by an attack of the "flu" two years ago, and he was so much worse the past few months that his nerves were braking down and making his illness the harder to bear. Edward Hancock Ross was born Nov. 10, 1865, the second son of Andrew J. & Sarah McCune Ross, of Mansfield. He was educated in the public schools, attended the Mansfield Normal School and St. John's Military Academy. In 1885 he went to Wellsboro, where for three years he studied law with the firm of Hon. M.F. Elliott now deceased and F.E. Watrous, Esq. He used his legal education merely to assist in his extensive business interests. He was one of the owners of the Ross Cigar Factory, helped to organize the Mansfield Electric Company and was connected with various other enterprises in Mansfield. For several years he was actively engaged in the mercantile business in the firm of Pitts, Judge & Company, relinquishing this partnership to confine himself to his personal business interests on account of failing health. Mr. Ross was a stockholder in the Mansfield Normal School for many years, acting as treasurer from 1895 to 1907 and as trustee from 1912 until the school was taken over by the State recently. He was also a trustee of Smythe Park Association and of the Cottage State Hospital at Blossburg. He was a member of Friendship Lodge, No. 247 F&AM of Mansfield; Kalurah Temple, Mystic Shrine in Binghamton, and the 32d degree. His church affiliation was with St. James Episcopal in Mansfield, with which his parents had been closely identified and in which he had been baptized and confirmed. On April 5, 1893, he married Mary Waldo, of Manitowoc, Wisconsin, meeting her while she was a student at the Mansfield Normal School, from which she was graduated in 1892. To them two sons were born - Charles Waldo and George Edward. Besides his immediate family he is survived by one brother, Charles S. Ross, president of the First National Bank of Mansfield. The funeral was held from his late home yesterday at 2 p.m.; burial in Oakwood cemetery with Masonic rites. Mr. Ross had a host of friends throughout Tioga county to whom his passing brings deep sorrow. - Wellsboro Agitator, December 13, 1922. p.1

ROSS, Edward H. [SRGP 87208]. - Ends Life with Bullet in Heart
Edward H. Ross, Prominent Resident of Mansfield, Commits Suicide by Shooting
Edward H. Ross, aged 55 years, a prominent citizen of Mansfield, committed suicide last Saturday afternoon by shooting himself through the heart with a heavy caliber revolver. It is presumed that the tragedy occurred shortly before 5 o'clock, in as much as Mr. Ross was seen on the street about 4:30, his lifeless body being discovered by his son, Charles, a few minutes after 5 o'clock. The funeral was held from his late home, Tuesday afternoon, the Masonic Lodge, of which deceased was a member, being in charge. Interment in Mansfield cemetery. Prior to his retirement from active business about four years ago, Mr. Ross was one of the leading business men of the county, being engaged in banking and other extensive interests. At the time of his death he was a trustee of the Blossburg State Hospital, secretary of the Board of Trustees of the Mansfield State Normal School, and a member of the Episcopal church, of Mansfield. The deceased had been in failing health for some time past and it is believed that brooding over his condition of health finally drove him to his tragic end. He is survived by his wife and two sons, George, at home, and Charles, assistant cashier of the Mansfield National bank. Charles S. Ross, President of the Mansfield National bank also survives him. The financial affairs of the bank are in no wise affected by the death of Mr. Ross, it was stated by those in authority, an examination showing that the banker had left his business affairs in orderly condition. The deceased was education in St. John's Military Academy and Mansfield Normal School. He studied law in the office of Elliott & Watrous in 1885 and the legal knowledge thus gained was an important asset in his subsequent activity in the business world. - Wellsboro Gazette, December 14, 1922, p.1

ROSS George Edward Ross [SRGP 88077], aged 40 years, of Mansfield, died Sunday at his home on College avenue, after a long illness. He was the son of the late Edward H. Ross, and is survived by his mother; a brother, Charles W. Ross, of Mansfield; an uncle, Charles S. Ross of Mansfield and one nephew, Edward Ross. Funeral services were held yesterday at St. James' Episcopal church. Rev. H.H. Gillies officiating; burial in Oakwood cemetery. - Wellsboro Agitator, February 9, 1938

RUMSEY –ELIZABETH L. SEELYE, (SRGP 06263) 81, Canton, PA, diedon March 9, 2005, at Broad Acres Nursing Home.  Born on February 2, 1924 in Wheeling, W.VA she was the daughter of the late Walter and Iva (Moore) Rumsey.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Herman A. Seelye.  Elizabeth was a member of the Church of Christ (Disciples of Christ) Canton.  Prior to her retirement, she was co-owner of Seelye’s Electrical Company.  Left to cherish her memory are her children;  Suzanne Seelye, Canton, Gray Seelye and his wife, Mary, Brownsville, PA, Carl Seelye and wife Ann, York, PA; six grandchildren, Craig Seelye and wife, Kara, York, PA; Jill Seelye, Belcamp, MD; Joel Seelye, Pittsburgh, PA; Nathan, Joshua and Bethany Seelye, Brownsville, PA; sisters, Lois Peters, Dallas, TX; and Bonnie Longley, Park Forest, IL; brothers, Jerald Rumsey and wife, Deanna, Mansfield, PA; Richard Rumsey and wife, Alma, Anderson, SC; and James Rumsey and wife, Elsie, Canton; sister-in-law, Ann Rumsey, Perry, NY; and numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.  A memorial service was held at the Church of Christ (Disciples of Christ), Canton with rev. David B. Morris officiating.  Burial was in Oakwood Cemetery, Mansfield.  Donations may be made in her memory to the American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 1833, Merrifield, VA or to the Church of Christ (Disciples of Christ), 40 N. Minnequa Ave., Canton, PA or the American Lung Association, 738 S. Main St., Scranton, PA.  –Canton Independent Sentinel.

RUMSEY - SEELYE Listed on 03/11/05 ESG (SRGP 06263)
Elizabeth L. Age 81, of Canton, PA, diedon Wednesday, March 9, 2005, at Broad Acres Nursing Home. She was born on February 2, 1924 in Wheeling, WV, a daughter of the late Walter and Iva (Moore) Rumsey. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Herman A. Seelye. Elizabeth was a member of the Canton Church of Christ. Prior to her retirement, she was co-owner of Seelye's Electrical Company. Left to cherish her memory are her children, Suzanne Seelye of Canton, PA, Gary Seclye and wife, Mary of Brownsville, PA, Carl Seelye and wife, Ann of York, PA; six grandchildren, Craig Seelye and wife, Kara of York, PA, Jill Seelye of Belcamp, MD, Joel Seelye of Pittsburgh, PA, and Nathan, Joshua and Bethany Seelye of Brownsville, PA; two sisters, Lois Peters of Dallas, TX, Bonnie Longley of Park Forest, IL; three brothers, Jerald Rumsey and wife, Deanna of Mansfield, PA, Richard Rumsey and wife, Alma of Anderson, SC, James Rumsey and wife, Elsie of Canton, PA; a sister-in-law, Ann Rumsey of Perry, NY; and numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. Friends will be received at the Morse-Kleese Funeral Home, Center Street, Canton, PA, on Saturday, March 12, from 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. A memorial service will be held at the Canton Church of Christ on Sunday at 2 p.m. with the Rev. David B. Morris officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her memory to The American Diabetes Association, PO BOX 1833, Merrifield, VA 22116-8033, or to the Canton Church of Christ, 40 North Minnequa Ave., Canton, PA 17724. American Lung Association, 738 S. Main Street, Scranton, PA.

RUMSEY, WALTER B. (Benny) (SRGP 05982)
 Age 91. Of Mainesburg, Pa. A life long resident of Sullivan Township. Died July 5, 1984. Friends may call at the Scureman Funeral Home, South Main St., Mansfield, Pa. Saturday 7 to 9 pm. Funeral Services will be at the Funeral Home Sunday at 3 pm. Rev. James T. Dawes officiating. Burial in Oakwood Cemetery, Mansfield, Pa. The family will furnish the flowers, those friends wishing may make contributions to American Heart Ass. in care of Helen V. Cole of 5 Rectory Lane Wellsboro, Pa. 16901. He was predeceased in death by his beloved wife, Iva Moore Rumsey in May, 1979. He is survived by four sons and daughters-in-law, Maurice W. and Ann Rumsey of Perry, NY, Richard B. and Alma R. Rumsey of Anderson, NC, James R. and Elsie Rumsey of Bradley Beach, NJ; Jerald J. & Deanna Rumsey of Mansfield, Pa.; three daughters and sons-in-law, Nina A. and Kermit Longley Park Forest, ILL, Elizabeth L. and Herman Seelye of Canton, Pa., Lois V. and Dr. Paul Peters of Dallas, Texas, eighteen grandchildren, and eight great grandchildren. He owned and operated a farm in Sullivan Township, Tioga County PA, from 1928 to 1952 and he retired from The Pennsylvania Department of Highways in 1964 after twenty-five years of service.

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 MAINESBURG---Walter B. (Benny) Rumsey, 91, of Mainesburg, died Thursday, July 5, 1984. Born here Sept. 26, 1892, he was a son of Bargon and Lydia Smith Rumsey. He had owned and operated a farm in Sullivan Twp., Tioga County, from 1928 until 1952. Mr. Rumsey retired from the former Pennsylvania Department of Highways in 1964 after 24 years with that agency. His wife, the former Iva Moore, died in May 1979. Surviving are four sons, Maurice W., of Perry, NY, Richard B., of Anderson, NC, and James R., of Bradley Beach, NJ, and Jerald J., of Mansfield; three daughters, Mrs. Nina A. Longley, of Park Forest, ILL, Mrs. Elizabeth L. Seelye, of Canton, and Mrs. Lois V. Peters, of Dallas, TX; 18 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. The funeral will be at 3 pm Sunday at Scureman's, 130 South Main Street, Mansfield. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery, Mansfield. The Rev. James T. Dawes, pastor of First United Methodist Church, Mansfield, will officiate. Friends may call at the funeral home from 7 to 9 pm Saturday.



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