Mansfield PA and Richmond Township in Tioga County PA

 

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

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Bradford County PA

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Prospect Cemetery, Mansfield, Tioga County, Pennsylvania 

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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. 

Table of Contents of Prospect Cemetery Obituaries

 

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BRACE Shaw, Mrs. Daisy B. (SRGP 20494)
Age 90, formerly of Mansfield, died Thursday, November 6, 1980, in Wellsboro. She is survived by 113 direct descendants. She was the widow of Earl Shaw Sr. Born June 11, 1890, at Mansfield, she was the daughter of Eugene and Elvira Woodard Brace. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church. A 70-year member of Rebekah Lodge, she was a charter member of the lodge’s L.A.P.M. and V.L.S. clubs. She was a past president of the Rebekah-Odd Fellows Assn. She was a 1909 graduate of the former Mansfield Normal School.

 Surviving are eight sons, Daryl of Silver Spring, Md., Richard of Dallas, Texas, Earl Jr., of Damascus, Md., Leland of Fort Wayne, Ind., Byron of Painted Post, NY., Gayle of Elmira, Heights, NY., and Harold and Robert, both of Mansfield; four daughters, Mrs. Merle Coates, of Osceola, Mrs. Homit Vaughan of Danville, Mrs. Alice Scott of Big Flats, NY., and Mrs. Mary Marilyn Lee of Bolivar, NY; 44 grandchildren; 54 great-grandchildren and 3 great-great-grandchildren. A daughter, Mrs. Rutsor Erway of Wellsboro died in September. The funeral was held Sunday at the church, North Academy Street. Burial was in Prospect Cemetery. The  Rev. David L. Weaver, her pastor, officiated. A Rebekah memorial service was held at the Kuhl Funeral Home on Saturday. Those wishing may make donations to the Virginia Erway Memorial Pavilion Fund at Broad Acres.

BRACE, Eugene [SRGP 18635] - Eugene Brace, aged 90 years, died at 5:40 a.m. April 3 [1941], at his home in Mansfield. He was born March 29, 1851, in Richmond township, and resided in that vicinity all his life, having been engaged in lumbering in early days, and later in farming. On Dec. 3, 1871, he married Miss Elvira Woodward, of Mansfield. Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Earl Shaw, of Mansfield; 15 grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren and three great-great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Friday; burial in Prospect cemetery in Mansfield. - Wellsboro Agitator, April 16, 1941

BRACE – FRED D. BRACE, 84, (SRGP 18689) of E. Main St., Mansfield, died Sunday, March 24, 1963. He was a member of the First Baptist Church, Mansfield; retired employee of the former Erie Railroad. Survived by sons, Ronald of Elbridge, NY and Harold of Bradford, PA; 4 grandchildren; one great-grandchild. Funeral service was held at Shaw & Robena Funeral Home Wednesday at 11 am. Rev. Earl Sires officiated. Burial was in Prospect Cemetery, Mansfield.

BRACE - Hilton Brace, [SRGP 18684] aged 86 years, died Thursday at his home in Mansfield. He had been a resident of Mansfield for many years and for 20 years conducted a draying business. He is survived by two sons, Fred Brace of Endicott and Harry of Elmira Heights; a daughter, Mrs. Lucy Clark of Mansfield; nine(?) grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. The funeral was held Saturday; Rev. Charles N. Ouderkirk, officiating; burial in Prospect cemetery at Mansfield. - Wellsboro Agitator, 17 May 1939 [James Hilton Brace]

John W. BRACE [SRGP 16259]
John W. Brace, 85, a life-long resident of this vicinity, died Thursday, Aug. 26, 1948, at his home on North Main Street.  He had been in ill health for several years.  A son of William and Rebecca Walters Brace, he was born April 19, 1853, at Mill Creek.  Dec. 3, 1882, he married Miss Lucy L. Baker and they resided on a farm in Rutland Township until they came to Mansfield in 1908.  After coming to Mansfield he followed the carpenter's trade until forced to retire because of ill health.  Mr. Brace was a member of the Free Methodist Church at Painter Run.  During the years that he worked at his trade Mr. Brace made many friends, who will remember his honesty and sincere friendliness.  Besides his wife he is survived by a son, Roy, and grandson, Kenneth Brace, both of Elmira; a great-grandson and several nieces and nephews.  Funeral services were held Sunday at the Shaw and Robena Funeral Home, the Rev. Floyd Wright officiating.  Burial was in Prospect Cemetery.

BRACE - MRS. LEILA B. HEESS (SRGP 02109)
 MANSFIELD--Mrs. Leila Brace Heess, 76, of Boynton Beach, Fla., a Tioga County native, died Friday, March 14, 1986, in Lantana, Fla. Born at Mansfield May 9, 1909, she was the daughter of Orville and Anna Smith Brace. Surviving are a stepdaughter, Mrs. Fred Wheeler, of Elmira, NY, and a stepson, Walter Heess, of Phoenix, Ariz. The funeral will be held today, Mar. 19, at 11 am Wednesday at Kuhl-Wilston's, 18 North Main Street.  Burial will be in Prospect Cemetery. The Rev. Bruce P. Cummings, pastor of Southside Baptist Church, Elmira, NY, will officiated. Friends may call at the funeral home from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 pm Tuesday

Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: C:\TC\~srgp\new\apple.gifBRACE - Kenneth M[erril] Brace, [SRGP 20529]  age 66, of 50 Mann St., Mansfield, died early Saturday, March 1, 1975 at Arnot Ogden Hospital. Arrangements were by the Kuhl Funeral Home, Mansfield. Recitation of the Rosary was at the funeral home Monday evening at 8:45 p.m. Mass for the Dead was conducted by Fr. Allan Conlan at the Holy Child Catholic Church, Mansfield, Tuesday. Burial was in Prospect Cemetery, Mansfield. He is survived by his wife, Mary Michael Brace; two sons, John Michael Brace of Andover, NY and Capt. Thomas H. Brace of  Grand Forks Air Force Base, North Dakota; one daughter, Mrs. John [Jean] Smyth of Owego, NY; four grandchildren; one step-sister, Mrs. Robert [Gari] Johanningmeir of St. Louis, Mo. He was a member of the Hold Child Catholic Church, Mansfield. Mr. Brace was a retired teacher on the board of co-operative educational services, Allegany County, NY; Air Force veteran of World War II. He served in the European Theatre of operations. He was a past commander of American Legion Post No. 478, Mansfield; past 16th district commander of Pennsylvania American Legion; formerly active in the development of the Little League Baseball program of Mansfield; graduate of Mansfield State College and Penna. State University. He served as president of the Tioga County Alumni group of Mansfield State College. He was cited in Outstanding Education in America, 1973. He has been a recipient of several outstanding teacher awards from students in the Alfred-Almond Schools of New York. He was born Sept. 15, 1908 in Rochester, NY, the son of Harry and Pearl Henderson Brace. He was employed by the Pennsylvania Department of Public Assistance at the Wellsboro Office, for a number of years. - Wellsboro Gazette, March 6, 1975

BRACE CLARK, LUCY - Mrs. Lucy Brace Clark, 80, died unexpectedly Saturday, September 4, 1954, at her home on N. Main Street. She was the widow of Oscar Clark. Survived by her daughters, Mrs. Harland Pratt of Mansfield RD1, and Mrs Robert Shaw of Mansfield; Sons Hildren and Wyland, both of Mansfield, and Henry of Wellsboro; step son Wilson Clark of Elmira; brother Fred Brace of Mansfield; 13 grandchildren, 7 great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. Funeral was held Tuesday at 2 PM, at the Shaw & Robena Funeral Home the Rev. David J. Griffiths officiating. Burial was in Prospect Cemetery.She was born November 14, 1873, at Painter Run, a daughter of Hilton and Pauline Faulkner Brace. She was married to Oscar Clark May 5, 1900 and spent her whole life in the Mansfield and the vicinity. She was a member of the Methodist Church.

BRACE, ORVILLE (SRGP 02072)
 Orville Brace, one of Mansfield’s highly esteemed business men, died Thursday night at the Arnot-Ogden hospital, Elmira, where he had been a patient for about nine weeks.  Funeral services wereheld Sunday at 2:30 p.m., at his late home on North Main Street, the Rev. D. W. Baylis officiating; interment in Prospect cemetery.  Mr. Brace was the son of Nelson and Elizabeth Makley Brace and was born in Rutland August 19, 1869.  December 5, he was married to Miss Anna Smith.  One daughter, Lelia, was born to them.  Mr. Brace made his home on his farm in Rutland until ten years ago, when he came to Mansfield and bought the Catlin grocery on North Main Street.  While of a quiet and retiring disposition, Mr. Brace made hosts of friends and in his business honesty and fair dealing won for him the respect of all his associates.  He was a member of the Baptist Church at Bailey Creek.  Surviving are his widow and daughter; a sister, Mrs. Grant Stickler, of Mansfield, and two brothers, Harry Brace, of Mansfield, and Fred Brace of Springfield Center, Pa.

BRACE - Orville Brace, aged 61 years, of Mansfield, died at the Arnot-Ogden hospital in Elmira January 29 [1931], after an illness of several weeks. He was until about nine years ago a resident of Mill Creek. He leaves his widow, one daughter, Lelia Mae, at home; one sister, Mrs. W. G. Stickler of Mill Creek; two brothers, Harry of Mill Creek and Fred of Springfield, Pa., The bearers were Nelson, Fred and Liston Stickler, Glen and Boyd Brace and Wilson Giles, all nephews of the deceased; burial in Prospect cemetery at Mansfield. - Wellsboro Gazette, 11 February 1931

Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: C:\TC\~srgp\new\msnslog3.jpgDescription: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: C:\TC\~srgp\new\apple.gifBRACE, William [SRGP 14888] - Will Brace died last Tuesday morning at 10:40 o'clock at his home in Mansfield, following an illness of several years. He was confined to his bed, entirely helpless, for four months preceding his death. He was born in Mansfield and was educated at Mansfield State Normal School and taught school for some time, later removing to Corning, where for a few years he was a motorman on the E.C. and W. Railway. While in Corning he married Mrs. Cecil Blackwell Miller, daughter of Mrs. Frank P. Foster, of Corning. About 12 years ago Mr. & Mrs. Brace moved to Mansfield where Mr. Brace engaged in farming. He was a member of the Methodist Episcopal church. Besides his widow, Mr. Brace is survived by two daughters, Wanda, aged 11 and Lillian, aged eight; and two step daughters, Miss Edna Miller, a teacher in a Long Island school, and Mrs. Dennis Watkins, of Mansfield. The funeral was held Thursday, burial in Mansfield. - Wellsboro Agitator, January 28, 1931

 

BREWSTER CHARLES - [SRGP 25982] Charles Brewster, 84, of 517 W. Gray Street, Elmira, a former resident of Mansfield died Saturday, January 24,1948. He is survived by his wife, Minnie Ault Brewster; son L. Clark Brewster, of Millerton; daughter, Mrs. Fay C. Thompson, Elmira; six grandchildren, nine great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Tuesday at 1 p.m. at the home of Mrs. Thompson, 224 W. First Str. The Rev. David J. Griffiths officiating, burial in Prospect Cemetery, Mansfield, with commital service by IOOF Lodge.

 

Eunice Sophia Brewster (SRGP 540) Obituary: Eunice Sophia Mudge was born in Sullivan township September 11, 1845. (Marriage and survivor data same as Stephen) The sympathy of the community goes out to the children who have lost both a father and mother in such a short time.

 

BREWSTER, Julia [SRGP 07118] Mansfield Advertiser Mar 29th 1876: Died Mrs. Julia Brewster Kelly at Lambs Creeek Feb 23rd age 27 years after a long illness.

 

BREWSTER, Luther H. [SRGP 07110]  d. near Lindley, N.Y. March 6 in 69th yr. In accident. Father of L.AS. Of Lambs Creek & Mrs. C.B. Gaylor of Mansfield. Funeral at Mansfield. Born 16 June 1813 Cook Station, N.Y. Wife (wod d. 10 Sept. 1882) was Mrs. Olive Palmer, 6 chidlren. See also 3/14 & 3/28 [Mansfield Advertiser 1883 7-Mar]

 

Tioga County Agitator - May 22nd 1867 issue: Died in Richmond, April 19, 1867, of consumption, Luther Henry BREWSTER, aged 28 years and 5 months. He was an affectionate and faithful husband and a kind and dutiful son. (SRGP 07113) 


SMITH, MRS. ELLA BRIGGS (SRGP 5122)
 Mrs. Ella Smith died unexpectedly at 4:30 p.m., Thursday, January 9, 1936, while shoveling snow from her sidewalk at her home on Second Street.  She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Briggs and was born in Sullivan township 79 years ago.  In 1876 she was married to George McConnell and for many years lived on the Newtown Road.  Mr. McConnell died in 1918, and a short time later she sold the farm and purchased the property on Second Street.  In 1925 she was married to George Smith, of Covington, and resided in Covington until after Mr. Smith’s death in 1929, when she returned to her home in Mansfield.  She had been a member of the Mansfield Methodist Church for many years.  Quiet and unassuming, always ready to help those in need, Mrs. Smith will be remembered for her many acts of kindness and thoughtfulness of others.  Her life closed while she was still able to enjoy her home and friends, and only a few days before her death she told her pastor that she was happy and contented.  Surviving is a daughter, Mrs. H. P. Leiby, of State College; a son Glenn McConnell, of Mansfield; three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren and a sister, Mrs. Elsie Nobles of Delmar.  Funeral Sunday, conducted at 2 p.m. at the home of her son, Glen McConnell, on St. James Street, and at 2:30 in the Methodist Church by the Rev. D. W. Baylis.  Interment was in Prospect Cemetery.  Pall bearers were James Searles, Fred Webster, Daniel Mudge, Fred Bennett, John Brace, Carl Wilcox.
 

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Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: C:\TC\~srgp\new\apple.gifBRIGGS - Elmer R. Briggs, 79, [SRGP 10232] died at the family home here last Sunday after a week’s illness. He was born in Middlebury and attended the Mansfield Normal School and graduated from the West Brook Commercial Academy of Mansfield. 

He moved in 1877 and taught several years in this vicinity. For two years he conducted a grocery with Freeman Rass and for one year with Byron Bartlett. For 24 years he was secretary and caretaker of the Prospect Cemetery Association. He was a Boro Council member and Boro Assessor for one year. He was a member of the Baptist Church. Mr. Briggs is survived by his widow, Lettie Rose Briggs, to whom he was married December 30, 1880; a son, Walter J. Briggs of Huntingdon, W. Va.; two daughters, Mrs. William T. Horton of Corning, and Mrs. Robert W. Wilson of Mansfield; also several grandchildren. - Mansfield Gazette, 15 April 1937

BRIGGS - Elmer R. Briggs, aged 79 years, [SRGP 10232] of Mansfield died at the family home at 6:35 p.m. Sunday, after a week’s illness. He was born in Middlebury June 24, 1857. He attended the Mansfield Normal School and was graduated from the West Brook Commercial Academy of Mansfield. He went to Mansfield in 1877 and taught for several years, near Mansfield. For two years he conducted a grocery with Freeman Ross and for one year with Byron Bartlett. For 24 years he was secretary and caretaker of the Prospect Cemetery Association. He was a Borough Council member and borough assessor for one year. He was a member of the Baptist church. Mr. Briggs is survived by his widow, Lettie Rose Briggs, to whom he was married Dec. 30, 1880; a son, Walter J. Briggs, of Huntingdon, W. Va.; two daughter, Mrs. William T. Horton of Corning and Mrs. Robert W. Wilson of Mansfield; 10 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. The funeral was held yesterday, Rev. David J. Griffiths of the Baptist church officiating; burial in Prospect cemetery at Mansfield. - Wellsboro Agitator, 14 April 1937

BRIGGS, Harry [SRGP 16264] - Harry Briggs, aged 45 years, of Wellsboro, died at 11:35 Friday night at his home on the Stonyfork Road, after a long illness. He was born Feb. 1, 1891, at Mansfield, son of Mr. & Mrs. E.R. Briggs. Mr. Briggs is survived by his parents; his widow, Mrs. Mertelle Stevens Briggs; three daughters, Elizabeth, Loretta and Harriet; two sisters, Mrs. W.P. Horton of Corning; Mrs. R.W. Wilson of Mansfield, and a brother, W.J. Briggs of Huntington, W. Va. He was a veteran of World War I and a member of the Baptist church, IOOF, American Legion and Letter Carriers' Association. He was graduated from Mansfield State Teachers College in 1910, and also from the Westbrook Commercial College at Olean, NY, serving on the faculty for several years after graduation. He was for several years an employee of the Wellsboro post office and served as local Civil Service secretary. He was highly esteemed by all who knew him. The funeral was held Monday at the Evans Funeral Home, Rev. C.W. Sheriff and Rev. E. Becker Brownell officiating; burial in the Mansfield [Prospect]cemetery with military honors. - Wellsboro Agitator, February 12, 1936, p.1
 

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 Trella B. Wilson, age 81 of 21 Extension St., Mansfield, died Sunday, March 17, 1974 at the Jersey Shore Community Hospital.  The funeral was at the Kuhl Funeral Home in Mansfield Wednesday at 1 pm with Rev. Benjamin Nevin officiating.  Burial was in Prospect Cemetery in Mansfield. She is survived by one son, Robert J. Wilson, Mansfield; one daughter, Mrs. William (Jeanette) Powell, Livingston, NJ; nine grandchildren. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Mansfield, and a member of the American Legion Auxiliary of Mansfield.  She retired in 1959 after 20 years of teaching in the Tioga County schools. She was the widow of the Robert W. Wilson.  She was born November 22, 1892 in Mansfield, the daughter of Elmer and Lettie Rose Briggs.

Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: C:\TC\~srgp\new\fam.gifBRIGHAM - Elmer K. Brigham, 62, of Mansfield, died in Miami, Fla., Wednesday, January 8, 1958. He had been an employee of the Pennsylvania Electric Co. for 30 years prior to his retirement last march. He was a member of the Mansfield Methodist Church, Friendship Lodge No. 248 F&AM of Mansfield and the Coudersport Consistory. He is survived by wife, Irene of Mansfield; daughters, Mrs. Alwyn Owlett of Miami, Fla., Mrs. Irene Carlson of Mansfield; sons, Sgt. Allen Brigham with the U.S. Army in Frankfort, Germany and John Brigham of Detroit; stepdaughter, Mrs. Myron Decker of Corning; stepsons, David Hall of Boston and Robert Hall of Los Angeles; sisters, Mrs. Adelaide Clay of Clarksburg, W. Va. and Mrs. Sarah Rhodes of Endicott; brothers, Edwin and Leslie Brigham, both of Endicott; 10 grandchildren. Funeral at Shaw & Robena Funeral Sunday at 2 p.m., the Rev. Donald D. Cronk officiating. Burial in Prospect Cemetery. A Masonic funeral Service was held Saturday at 8 p.m. - Mansfield Advertiser, Jan. 1958

BRION - ESTHER V. BRION LONGBOTHUM, age 82 of Cooks Country Home, Mainesburg, PA, formerly of 54 N. Main St., Mansfield, PA died March 18, 1991, at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro, PA, following a brief illness. Friends are invited to call at the Wilston Funeral Home, 18 N. Main St., Mansfield, PA, Wednesday from 7-9 pm. Funeral Services will be held there Thursday at 2 pm with the Rev. Norman Evans, officiating. Burial in Prospect Cemetery, Mansfield, PA.  In Lieu of lowers, Memorial contributions in her memory may be made to the American Cancer Society or the American Heart Association. She is survived by 2 sons, Richard L. of Severna Park, MD and Ronald C. of Portville, NY; 2 sisters, Rowena Poet of Harrisburg, PA and Leone Hopple of Jersey Shore, PA; 1 brother, Charles Brion of Jersey Shore, PA; and 4 grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband, Lewis, the son of Ray and Bessie Ely Longbothum, who she married on December 20, 1936 in Sallidaysburg, PA. Also predeceased by 3 brothers, Paul, Allan and Leon Brion and a sister, Ruth Carson. Mrs. Longbothum was born September 28, 1908 in Jersey Shore, PA the daughter of Charles and Minnie Brion. She was a registered nurse at the former Blossburg State Hospital and Soldiers and Sailors Hospital, Wellsboro, PA. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Mansfield.

BROCIOUS –MRS. MABEL GRACE JONES of Mansfield, Pa., Friday, March 8, 1957.  She was the widow of William Jones, member Mansfield Methodist Church.  Survived by daughters, Mrs. Dorothy Burtch of Mansfield, Mrs. Helen Swingle of Canton, Pa.; son Harold Jones of Tioga; sister, Mrs. Edna Krotzer of Liberty, Pa.; brothers, Lloyd Brocious and Earl and Ernest Yoder, all of Liberty, Pa., Forrest Yoder of Williamsport, Pa.; three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.  Body at Shaw & Robena Funeral Home, Mansfield and this afternoon will be removed to the home of daughter, Mrs. Dorotha Burtch of Extension St., Mansfield where friends may call.  Funeral there Monday at 2 p.m., the Rev. Donald Cronk.  Prospect Cemetery, Mansfield.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 3/9/1957

MERRILL S. BRODERICK (SRGP 34765)
                Merrill S. Broderick, 91, of Mansfield died Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2001, at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro.  Born Oct. 2, 1910, in Mansfield, he was the son of Robert and Kate Cudworth  Broderick.  He was a farmer and businessman, and retired from the Pennsylvania State Department of Agriculture.   He was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Mansfield, the Bradford-Tioga Jersey Cattle Club, the PA Jersey Cattle Club and the Dairy Shrine Club.  He had been inducted into the Tioga County Sports Hall of Fame, and was a  member of the Mansfield Coffee Club.  Surviving are his wife of 61 years, the former Flora English; two sons and daughter-in-law, Robert of San Diego, Calif., and James and Cheryl of Germantown, Md.; two daughters and sons-in-law, Marjorie and Harley Rex of Huntsville, Texas, and Kathryn and Bing Broderick-Hughes of Mansfield; five grandchildren, Donald and David Rex, Cindy Carlow, John and Thomas Broderick; two great-grandchildren, Travis and Jaclyn Rex.  Friends are invited to call at the Wilston Funeral Home, 18 N. Main St.,  Mansfield, on Friday, Dec. 21, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. and Saturday, Dec. 22, from noon to 1 p.m.  Funeral services will follow there Saturday, Dec. 22, at 1 p.m. with the Rev.  Rudolph van der Hiel officiating.   Burial will be made at Prospect Cemetery, Mansfield.   Family will provide the flowers. Memorial donations may be made to the Mansfield Ambulance Association, South Main Street, Mansfield, Pa.; or the First United Methodist Church of Mansfield, 67 E. Wellsboro Street, Mansfield, Pa. 16933.

BRONSON, Daniel H. (SRGP 01886) - Joe Holly Diary recorded "Daniel Bronson hanged himself." Mansfield Advertiser 12th May 1880: Died Daniel Bronson, Richmond twp. age 80. Dead a week, body found Sunday, Suicide, father of Ebenezer.

Mr. Daniel Bronson [SRGP 01886]
Last week Sunday, the body of Mr. Daniel Bronson, an old resident of Richmond township, was found in the woods about three miles from Mansfield and a short distance from the residence of his son, E. Bronson, with whom he lived.  About a week before, the old man left his son’s house, saying that he was going to a neighbors, residing several miles away.  It was afterward learned that he had not reached the neighbor’s, and a search was made and his body was found.  It was evident he had hanged himself to a sapling, but the rope had broken and the body was lying on the ground.  The old man was about 80 years old.  No reason is known for his suicide.  (Tuesday, May 18, 1880, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

BROOKS - Mansfield's third infantile paralysis victim, Richard Brooks [SRGP 85651], 17-year-old son of Mrs. Ruby Brooks, died in the Blossburg hospital Thursday night, Aug. 10 [1944], after he had been in the iron lung since his admission to the institution Tuesday. An employee of the Dairymen's League, he had been apparently in good health while he worked Monday. He was stricken suddenly Tuesday. Surviving are three sisters, Mrs. Edward Fredericks and Mrs. Harold Ogden, of Blossburg, and Ruby of Poughkeepsie, NY, and four brothers, Edward of Poughkeepsie; Raymond of Elmira; Private Kenneth, of Camp Croft, SC, and Darwin, at home. - Wellsboro Agitator, August 16, 1944

BROOKS, Tryphena [SRGP 85719] - Mrs. Tryphena Barkwell, aged 92 years, died April 17 [1939] at the home of her daughter, Mrs. John H. Beard, in Corning. She was born in Kenton, England, May 11, 1846, daughter of Thomas and Diane Brooks. She came to this country with her husband and family in 1882. Mr. Barkwell died the following year. Before going to Corning she made her home in Mansfield. Surviving are her daughter, Mrs. Beard; three sons, John of Mansfield; George and Stephen, of Binghamton; ten grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. The funeral was held at Mansfield Thursday at the Shaw Funeral Home, Rev. C.N. Ouderkirk officiating; burial in Prospect cemetery at Mansfield. - Wellsboro Agitator, April 26, 1939

Mansfield Advertiser Feb 2, 1887- Died Clarence Eugene BROWN, Mansfield, Monday. Age 31, born Sullivan twp. Mar 24th 1853 to A. J., married at Mansfield to Lottie Decker; his father of Blossburg and brother S.D. of Morris survive, of consumption. (SRGP 53232)

BROWN - Mrs. Lottie Bowen, 80, of Mansfield died at her home here Thursday after an extended illness. She leaves a sister, Mrs. Addie Walker of Mansfield; three step daughters and several nephews and nieces. Private service was conducted at the family home Saturday afternoon at 3 o’clock with the Rev. C. N. Ouderkirk officiating. Burial in Prospect Cemetery, Mansfield. - Wellsboro Gazette, 12 May 1938

SAMUEL B. BROWN
Samuel B. Brown died at the Blossburg Hospital Thursday, January 13. The funeral was held from the home of his son, Guy Brown, Sunday at 3:30 p.m., the Reverend Harold G. Stearns officiating; interment was in Prospect Cemetery. Mr. Brown was born in Beechwood, Pa., December 25, 1848, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Brown. October 9, 1890, he married Emma Van Horn. Four children were born to them all of whom survive him; Guy of Mansfield; Mrs. Ray Bailey of Buffalo; Mrs. Deyo Walker of Mansfield, and Mrs. Albert Watkins, of Columbia Cross Roads. Mrs. Brow diedabout two years ago. Mr. Brown was a kind husband and father and will be greatly missed by his family. Besides his children he is survived by one brother, Jacob, of Cogan Station and a sister, Mrs. Stella Johnson. (handwritten on article 1927)

 

BROWN, Walter F. – Walter F. Brown, of Elmira, formerly of Blossburg, an employe of Barker, Rose & Clinton, died Jan. 27 while at work in the shop.  Mr. Brown suffered a heart seizure and before a physician could arrive death had ensued.  He was 38 years old.  He had been employed in the Barker, Rose and Clinton Company’s shop about five years.  Mr. Brown is survived by his widow, Mrs. Delphine Carew Brown; a daughter, Miss Mildred Brown, of Buffalo, and his mother, Mrs. M. M. Brown, of Elmira.  A prayer service was held Wednesday at 8 a.m., Rev. W.G. Boyd officiating.  The remains were removed to Mansfield for burial.   Wellsboro Agitator, 5 Feb 1919.


 

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BRUEILLY - Carol Jane [SRGP 86544] and Lois Elaine [SRGP 86545] November 8, 1959 
Covington Crash Fatal to 2 Mansfield Sisters 
Third Sister, Mother Hurt 
 Covington -  Two young sisters on their way to church services were killed her Sunday morning at 9:55 in a crash between their mother’s pickup truck and a tractor-trailer.  Their mother and a third sister were injured. Dead are Lois, 10, and Carol Brueilly, 7, daughters of Mr. and Mrs. Brueilly of Mansfield, RI.  Injured in the crash and reported in fair condition today at Blossburg State Hospital were:  Mrs. Lillian Brueilly, 27, who received a left shoulder fracture and severe contusions of the head and forehead.  She also reportedly was in a state of shock.  Her youngest daughter, Deborah, 1, who suffered a skull fracture and forehead contusions.  Dr. Harry Williams of Elkland, Tioga County coroner, issued certificates of accidental death.  Lois Brueilly is believed to have died instantly of a fractured skull. She also suffered a left elbow fracture and compound fractures of the left leg.  Her sister, Carol, died en route to the Blossburg Hospital. She sustained skull and pelvis fractures.

Crash Near Church
 The mishap occurred on Rt. 49 about 150 feet south of the intersection of Legislative Rt. 58060 and directly in front of the Covington Church of Christ (Disciples). Two parked automobiles also were damaged.  Cpl. William Maurer of the Mansfield state police reported the collision involved the truck operated by Mrs. Brueilly and the tractor-trailer owned by the Terminal Produce Truck Lines Ltd. of Toronto, Ontario, Canada, and driven by Stanley Wieczorek, 36, of Toronto.  Police said Mrs. Brueilly and her children were in the cab of the pickup truck.  They were en route to services at the Covington Baptist Church – a few blocks from the accident scene.  The tractor-trailer, carrying a load of fruit from Florida, was bound for Canada.
Details Vague
 Maurer said many details of the mishap are vague because he has been unable to question Mrs. Brueilly because of her condition.  He said Mrs. Brueilly was driving south on Rt. 15 and the tractor-trailer was northbound.  The left front of the tractor-trailer collided with the left front of the pickup truck.  The pickup truck was spun around and was thrown under the larger vehicle.  The pickup truck then bounced off and crashed into two parked cards owned by Robert S. Mason of 7 Bache St., Wellsboro, and Gordon Evans of Wellsboro RD 3.  Both owners were attending services at the Church of Christ.  Mrs. Brueilly was thrown from the pickup truck. Deborah was hurled about 50 feet and under the Mason car.  The others were thrown distances of 15 to 20 feet from the truck.
Truck Driver Unhurt
 Wieczorek was uninjured and only minor damage was reported to the tractor-trailer.  Both the Blossburg and Mansfield firemen’s ambulances were called to remove the victims. Assisting in the investigation were Troopers Jack Williams, Vincent Holly and Thomas Hanusovsky of the Mansfield state police.  The mishap occurred as the early morning service at the Church of Christ concluded and worshipers were leaving the church.
 Cpl. Maurer said no arrests were made. The investigation is continuing.  The double fatality brought to six the number of persons to perish in traffic accidents in Tioga County this year.

Scott BRUEILLY [SRGP 86546] killed in mishap, a fatal accident occurred Tuesday night, April 17, 1979, at 7:27 p.m. 2 miles South of Mansfield on route 15 near Whitey's Truck Stop, Richmond Twp, claiming the life of 13 year old Scott Edward Brueilly, Scott,  the son of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Brueilly of RD 1, Mansfield  was killed when he ran out in front of a southbound car driven by Garry Naylor, 18, of 139 Morris Street, Blossburg.The youth apparently ran from the west berm of the highway and was struck by the Naylor car in the southbound lane of travel. Scott was pronounced dead at the scene of a fractured skull by tioga county deputy coroner Charles Kenyon of Elkland. Kenyon said the youth died instantly.No charges were filed against Naylor who was driving between 40 and 45 miles per hour at the time of the mishap, according to the Mansfield State Police.Two other Brueilly children were killed in a accident that occurred several years ago. State police report light damage to Naylor's 1973 Chrysler coupe. Scott, an eighth grade student at Mansfield, is also survived by a sister, Debra Sue, 20, now attending Bob Jones University in Greenville, South Carolina. His brother, Kevin, 17 resides at home. Paternal grandparents are Raymond and Louisa Brueilly of RD1, Covington. The funeral will be held at the Covington Baptist Church, Friday, April 20, at 1p.m. with the Rev. Lewis Newkirk, pastor of the Mosherville Bible Church, officiating. Burial will be in Prospect Cemetery, Mansfield.

BRUNDAGE - Mr. Robert K. Brundage [SRGP 51498] died at his home in Mansfield, last Saturday morning of paralysis. Mr. Brundage came to this county more than thirty-five years ago from Greenwood, NY, and for some years managed the Culver grist mill, now known as the Charleston Mills. He married Welthy, the eldest daughter of the late Lyman Wetmore, of Charleston, and afterwards moved to Mainesburg where he conducted a grist mill. For the last fifteen years he has kept a hotel at Mansfield and he has been an invalid for a considerable time. - Wellsboro Agitator, April 1, 1884

BRUNNER Laura M (SRGP 52527) - Mrs. Laura M. Whittaker, age 94 of Mansfield, died July 30, 1973 at the Soldiers and Sailors Hospital in Wellsboro. She was born February 19, 1879 in Tioga, the daughter of William and Emma Ellis Brunner. She is a member of the Canoe Camp Church of Christ Disciples. The Whittakers celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary last month. Besides her husband, Harry Whittaker of Mansfield, she is survived by a sister, Mrs. Charles Ingalls of Mansfield; 1 granddaughter, and 1 great grandson. Funeral services will be held on Thursday at 1 pm at the Canoe Camp Church of Christ with the Rev. Edward Trask officiating. Burial in Prospect Cemetery at Mansfield. Friends wishing to do so may make memorial donations to the American Cancer Society.

 CHIEF-OF-POLICE R. D. BRYANT diedSUNDAY EVENING  (D. Ransom Bryant SRGP 05649)
A shade of sadness passed through the hearts of the people of Mansfield on Sunday evening, on hearing the announcement that Ransom Bryant had died. He had been ill for some time, but everybody, had been hoping all the time that there would soon be a change for the better, and that it would not be long before the genial face of our long-time friend would be again seen on our busy streets. Everybody was his friend, as indeed he himself was everybody’s friend. We hear it often said that there is nobody that does not have enemies, but this is a mistaken adage, and our friend Ransom’s life was a sufficient proof of his. While he was a most efficient officer, always doing his duty as he saw it, yet he somehow made no enemies, even with those whom he was obliged to use force sometimes in landing in the "cooler". Ransom Bryant was a man among men. Unlike some men who have donned a blue coat and brass buttons, he was never officious or offensive, but always of a retiring though genial nature and disposition. Mr. Bryant’s funeral was held at his late home this afternoon at 2 o’clock, Rev. Harold G. Stearns, pastor of the Mansfield Methodist Church, officiating. Burial was in Prospect Cemetery.The business places of Mansfield were closed from two to three o’clock out of respect for Officer Bryant, who had spent so many years guarding them at night.Mr. Bryant was born in Rutland township, sixty-six years ago. His parents were David and Lucinda Smith Bryant. He was first married on December 9, 1883, to Miss Sarah Horton, who died some years ago. He afterwards married Miss Grace Mary Precit, on December 17, 1917, who survives him with three children; Lee of Williamsport; Ollie, Mrs. Vernon Tuttle and Fred of East Point.Mr. Bryant was an officer in the Patriotic Order Sons of American lodge of this place, and also a member of the Red Men Lodge. He has held the office of Chief of Police of Mansfield for twenty-five years. (handwritten on article Mar. 18, 1928)

RANSOM D. BRYANT (SRGP 05649)
 Ransom D. Bryant died at his home in Mansfield March 18, after an illness of about six months; interment was in Prospect cemetery, at Mansfield. Mr. Bryant was special policeman for about 25 years, and it was while on duty September 18 that he was stricken with an illness from which he never recovered.  He was held in high esteem by all.  He was a member of the P. O. S. of A. and Red Men. Mr. Bryant was born in Rutland township, 66 years ago, son of David and Lucinda Smith Bryant.  December 9, 1883, he married Sarah J. Horton.  Three children were born to them--Lee, of Williamsport; Mrs. Verynon Tuttle and Fred, both of Eastport.  Mrs. Bryant died several years ago.  September 17, 1927, he married Grace May Precit, of Mansfield, who survives him.  (The Agitator: Wellsboro, PA, Wednesday, March 28, 1928)

BRYANT – WANDA P. BRYANT SOURS, age 80, [SRGP 63244] of 404 North Main St., Mansfield, PA, died Saturday, September 30, 1989 at the Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, PA. Friends called at the Scureman Funeral Home, 130 South Main Street, Mansfield, PA, Monday. Funeral services were held there Tuesday with Revs. Raymond Valimont and Marc Beaven, officiating. Burial was made in Prospect Cemetery, Mansfield, PA. She is survived by her daughter, Arlene “Arg” Stickler of Mansfield, PA; two grandchildren, Tondelayo Bressette of Mansfield and Terry Ross Stickler, of Phoenix, AZ; stepmother, Mrs. Florence Cummings of Wellsboro, PA; sister, Mrs. Jean French of Northlumberland, PA; two half sisters, Mrs. James Daugherty of Mansfield, PA and Mrs. Eleanor Cummings of Cameron, NY. She was predeceased by her husband of 57 years, Ross Sours, on September 20, 1979. Mrs. Sours was a member of Hillcrest 7th Day Adventist Church and the Elizabeth Rebekah Lodge No.291. She and her husband owned and operated Sours Variety Store in Mansfield for 40 years retiring in 1976. She was born May 30, 1909 in Middlebury Township, the daughter of Olaf and Gladys Monks Bryant.
 

Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: C:\TC\~srgp\new\apple.gifBUCK - Lena A. Buck, aged 26, [SRGP 86048] was injured fatally in Mansfield on the afternoon of Memorial Day and has since died. Miss Buck was driving on Main street a horse owned by her father, Mr. Norman Buck, of Richmond township, when the whiffletree broke and the horse, becoming frightened, ran away, Miss Buck being thrown from the carriage to the street where she struck on her head. She was taken to her father's home, where medical assistance was given her, but all to no avail. She died Sunday morning after remaining unconscious ever since the accident. Miss Buck was a teacher in the graded school at Kane and had just returned home to spend her vacation with her parents and relatives. Besides her father and mother she leaves three brothers, Frank of Columbia Cross Roads, Burt of Hornellsville and Leon of Ridgeway. She was a graduate of the Mansfield State Normal School and was a member of the Methodist Church. - Wellsboro Agitator, June 4, 1903 [Per tombstone - age s/b 32]

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BUCK - Mrs. Maryette Buck Cleveland, [SRGP 85335] aged 87 years, for many years a resident of Mansfield, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs.. Mabel Covert, at Beacon, NY, July 1. The remains were taken to Mansfield; interment in Prospect cemetery. Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Mabel Covert of Beacon; seven grandchildren, among whom are Mrs. Ross Pino and Miss Eva Howe, of Mansfield, and four great-grandchildren. - Wellsboro Agitator, July 15, 1931

BUCK - Mr. Norman Buck [SRGP 86003]  died on February 24th at the home of his son, Leon Buck, in Mansfield, aged 73. For many years he had been a prominent farmer of Richmond township. He went to Mansfield last fall to reside with his son. Besides the son before mentioned, two other sons, Bert Buck of Hornell, and Frank Buck of Troy; and several grandchildren survive. The funeral was held on Wednesday afternoon. Rev. A.W. Fenton officiating. - Wellsboro Agitator, March 4, 1908

 

BUCKBEE, Ellen [SRGP 13502] Hodges, Mrs. Ellen Buckbee   d. Philla. Last eve. Age 53 yrs., of pneumonia, wid. Of Hiram Hodges.  Sur. By 1 dau., Sarah Orinda, 2 sis., Mrs. Samuel Sherman of Rutland, Miss Louisa Buckbee of Nelson, 2 half-bro. George & Joseph Harding & 1 half sis. Miss Mertie Harding. [Mansfield Advertiser 1901  2-Jan]

BUDNICK - MARTHA E. CADY [SRGP 76420]
 Martha E. Cady, age 75, of Mansfield, died on Saturday, September 20, 1986.  Mrs. Cady was born June 10, 1911 in Hamilton Township, daughter of Anthony and Marguerite Budnick.  Mr. and Mrs. Cady celebrated their 54th wedding anniversary on May 6, 1986 and for many years the couple operated Cady’s Mens’ Shop in Mansfield.  Mrs. Cady was a member of the Holy Child Catholic Church and the Ladies’ Guild.  She is survived by her husband, Hugh Cady; 2 sons, Philip of Lemont, Pa., and John (Jack) of Mansfield, Pa.; 2 daughters, Mrs. Marilyn Kemp of Pleasant Gap, Pa., and Mrs. Alice Everson of Mt. Dora, Fl.; 3 brothers, Anthony, Steven, and Andrew Budnick all of Elmira, NY; 1 sister, Mrs. Francis McMann also of Elmira; 6 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren.  Funeral services were held Tuesday morning in the Holy Child Catholic Church in Mansfield with the Rev. John Tamalis officiating.  Burial in the Prospect Cemetery at Mansfield.  Memorial contributions may be made to the Holy Child Catholic Church or the charity of one’s choice.  Arrangements by the Kuhl-Wilston Funeral Home at Mansfield.

BULL, Lena May [SRGP 85468] - Mrs. Lena May Cranmer died at her home in Mansfield on April 27 [1920]. Mrs. Cranmer was a daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Albert Bull, of Mansfield, and was born August 12, 1886. She is survived by her husband, Thomas Cranmer, and by two sons. She is also survived by the following sisters: Mrs. Luther Thurston of Elmira; Mrs. Charles Roberts of Blossburg; Mrs. Frank Pierce of Millerton, and Mrs. Charles Daly of Dundee, NY; two brothers also survive, Tom Bull and George Bull of Elmira. Interment was made in Prospect Cemetery, Rev. M. Bond officiating. - Wellsboro Agitator, May 5, 1920, p.2
[Note:- 1920 census, Mansfield Tioga County PA;  Sons-  Darwin Cranmer, age 12; Malcolm Cranmer, age 10]

 

BUNN – Mrs. Harriet A. Vosberg [SRGP 76971], of Mansfield, died Sunday, June 14,1953, at the Williamsport Hospital after a short illness. Born in Seneca Falls, NY, she was the daughter of Frank and Mary Jane Bunn. She was a member of St. James Episcopal Church, the Women’s Auxiliary, and the Thursday Club of the church. She also belonged to the Mansfield Literary Club, the American Legion, and the Wellsboro Chapter, DAR. Surviving are her husband, A. Howard Vosberg, a son, Ernest K., both of Mansfield; two sisters, Mrs. Lou Vernon, Travis, and Miss Margaret M. Bunn, Mansfield; two brothers, William F. Bunn, Ravenia, Ohio, and J.L Bunn, Mansfield; also a granddaughter, Karen, of Mansfield. A prayer service was held at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 17, 1953, in St. James Episcopal Church. The funeral was held at 2 p.m.; the Rev. Paul D. Emenheiser officiated. Burial was in Prospect Cemetery. – Wellsboro Agitator, June 18, 1953, p.6

 

BUNN, Jay L. [SRGP 79935]
Jay L. Bunn of Mansfield, a salesman for many years, died at his home Tuesday night, January 17, 1961, after an extended illness. He was 61. He was a member of the St. James Episcopal Church in Mansfield. Surviving are his wife, Rose M; two daughters, Mrs. James Rieppel and Mrs. James M. Hall, both of Mansfield; two sisters, Miss Margaret Bunn, also of Mansfield, and Mrs. LuVernon Travis, Galeton; a brother, William F. Bunn, of Ravenna, Ohio and four grandchildren. Services were held Saturday at St. James Church, Mansfield. The Rev. Bruce Campbell officiated. Burial in Prospect Cemetery.

 

BUNN – JAY L. BUNN, 61, (SRGP 79935) of Mansfield, died Tuesday, January 17, 1961. He was a member of St. James Episcopal Church and Brotherhood. Survived by wife, Rose M. Bunn; daughters, Mrs. James Rieppel and Mrs. James M. Hall, both of Mansfield; sisters, Miss Margaret M. Bunn of Mansfield, and Mrs. LuVernon Travis of Galeton; brother, William F. Bunn of Ravenna, Ohio; 4 grandchildren. Body is at the Shaw & Robena Funeral Home, Mansfield, where friends may call Thursday and Friday evenings from 7-9 pm. Funeral will be held at the St. James Episcopal Church Saturday at 10:30 am, the Rev. Bruce Campbell officiating. Burial will be in Prospect Cemetery, Mansfield.

 

BUNN – Miss Margaret Bunn [SRGP 76974], 82, of Mansfield, PA, aunt of Mrs. ---------- of Corning RD died Sunday in Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital in Wellsboro. Miss Bunn was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Mansfield and the Wellsboro Chapter DAR. The funeral was held on Wednesday at 2 p.m. from the Shaw & Robena Funeral Home in Mansfield. Burial was in Prospect Cemetery, Mansfield. – Wellsboro Gazette, April 3, 1969,  p.16

 

BUNN – Miss Margaret Bunn [SRGP 76974], 82, of Mansfield, PA, aunt of Mrs. ---------- of Corning RD died Sunday in Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital in Wellsboro. Miss Bunn was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Mansfield and the Wellsboro Chapter DAR. The funeral was held on Wednesday at 2 p.m. from the Shaw & Robena Funeral Home in Mansfield. Burial was in Prospect Cemetery, Mansfield. – Wellsboro Gazette, April 3, 1969,  p.16

 

BURLEY - Mrs. Emma Phelps [SRGP 86313] - At Mansfield, PA, August 30, 1897, of heart disease, Mrs. Hiram Phelps, aged 55 years. - Wellsboro Agitator, September 8, 1897, p.3

 

Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: C:\TC\~srgp\new\fam.gifBURNHAM, Frederick D. (SRGP 16268)
 Frederick D. Burnham, age 69, of Mansfield, died Monday, Feb. 5, 1968 at the Divine Providence Hospital, Williamsport, following an extended illness.  Funeral will be at the Shaw and Robena Funeral Home, Mansfield, Thursday at 1 p.m.  Rev. Harry A. Sagar will officiate.  Burial will be in Prospect Cemetery, Mansfield.  Survived by wife, Mrs. Lillian Cummings Burnham; daughter Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Hoffman; son Frederick D. Burnham, Jr., both of Mansfield; three grandchildren, Kurt, Sandra and Julie Hoffman, all of Mansfield.  He was a veteran of World War I; American Legion; Methodist Church, Mansfield; belong to Mansfield Lodge I.O.O.F. No. 526; member of Canton Encampment No. 319, Tyco No. 10; member of Friendship Lodge No. 247.  He was the tax assessor of Mansfield Borough.  Mr. Burnham graduated from Mansfield State College in 1921 and from Syracuse University in 1925.  He taught at the Mansfield High School before becoming an employee at the Mansfield Post Office from which he retired several years ago.  Old Fellows Committal was held Wednesday evening at 7:30 and a Masonic Committal at 8:00.

 

BURNHAM, Dewitt [SRGP 08262] d. last ev. In Mansfield age 41 yrs. Of blood poisoning.  B. at Franklindale, Bradford Co. m. 30 Apr. 1891 Miss Addie Curtis.  Left 1 son, Frederick K. age 3 yrs. Bur. Hope Cem. Mansfield [Mansfield Advertiser 1901 12-Jun ]

 

BURNHAM - Frederick D. (Bud) Burnham Jr., 55, of Mansfield died Jan. 17, 1989 at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro. Born Jan. 26, 1933, in Mansfield, he was the son of Frederick D. Sr. and Lillian Cummings Burnham. Mr. Burnham was an Army veteran of the Korean Conflict. He was employed as an aeronautical engineer for Avco in Williamsport. Surviving is one sister, Mary Hoffman of Mansfield. Friends may call at the Wilston Funeral Home, Mansfield, Thursday, Jan. 19 from 7 to 9 p.m. Services will be held at the funeral home Friday, Jan. 20 at 2 p.m., with the Rev. Eugene Charsky officiating. Burial will be made at Prospect Cemetery, Mansfield. - Wellsboro Gazette, 18 January 1989

 

Mansfield Advertiser Apr 19th 1876: Died Daniel BURTON Canoe Camp Apr 11th left wife, 3 children. (SRGP 07481) Diary of niece indicates Uncle Daniel killed by the cars - hit by train.
Mr. Daniel Burton
Last Tuesday night Mr. Daniel Burton, of Mansfield, was run over and killed by the evening express train going south on the Tioga railroad, near Canoe Camp.  The deceased had been to Blossburg, and was returning home in an intoxicated condition.  The remains, which were terribly mutilated, were taken to Mansfield where an inquest was held on Wednesday.  Burton had a wife and two children.  (Tuesday, April 18, 1876, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.) Daniel's 1873 Diary

BURTCH, Norris B. [SRGP 86004] - Norris B. Burtch, 81, of Tioga, died Thursday, September 25, 1980, in the Snyder Nursing Home, Westfield. Born August 27, 1899, at Farmington, he was the son of Charles and Lucy Benson Burtch. Mr. Burtch was employed for 22 years by IBM Corp., Endicott, NY. He was a member of Trinity Presbyterian Church. Surviving are his wife, the former Dortha Jones, two grandchildren and three great grandchildren. The funeral was held Sunday at the Kuhl Funeral Home, Mansfield. Burial was in Prospect Cemetery, Mansfield. The Rev. Wallace Wilson, his pastor, officiated. - Wellsboro Gazette, October 1, 1980

BURTON - Edmund S. Burton [SRGP 50440], 79, of Mansfield, died June 14 [1944]. A son of Daniel and Eliza Sweet Burton he was born March 7, 1865, in Rutland township and spent his life on a farm in Rutland and in Mansfield. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Robert Palmer of Mansfield; a son, Walter Burton of Elmira; and three grandchildren, Pvt. Gordon Palmer of Tampa, Fla.; Lt. Dale Palmer of Lake Charles, La.; and Miss Donna Burton of Elmira. Funeral services were conducted Saturday by the Rev. Orey Crippen; burial in Prospect Cemetery. - Wellsboro Gazette, June 29, 1944

 

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Age 89 of Tampa, FL formerly of Mansfield, Saturday, October 8 1983 at the Tampa Memorial Hospital. There will be no calling hours. Kuhl Funeral Home, Mansfield in charge of arrangements. Graveside services will be held Wednesday, October 12 at 1 p.m. at Prospect Cemetery, Mansfield, Rev. Robert M. Glasgow officiating. Survived by sons, Gordon Palmer of Tampa, FL and Dale M. Palmer of Lady Lake, FL; five grandchildren; eight great grandchildren. She taught school in the Mansfield area for many years and she was the widow of Robert R. palmer who died in 1968. She was born September 20, 1894 at Rutland Township the daughter of Edmond and Emma Parks Burton.

 

BURTON - Mrs. Hannah Hall, aged 83, [SRGP 54629] widow of the late Lewis Hall, died at her home in Mansfield on May 19th [1905]. Her maiden name was Hannah Burton and she was born in Rutland January 14, 1821. These children survive her: Mrs. Huldah Hoffman and Emmet Hall, of Mansfield, and Rachel Myers, of Towanda. - Wellsboro Agitator, June 7, 1905

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 BURTON, Hazel [SRGP 16271] d. Lawrenceville (no date, dau. Of Leonard, d. age 5 yrs., 10 mos., funeral and burial at Mansfield (Hope Cem.) "Sun." [Mansfield Advertiser 1902 8-Jan]             

 

Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: C:\TC\~srgp\new\apple.gifBURTON - Lois Burton Warters, 88, of 37 First St., Mansfield, died Sunday, Apr. 13, 1986, in Cook’s Country Home, Mainesburg. Her husband, Walter A. Warters, died in 1970. Born Jan. 29, 1898, at Richmond Township, she was a daughter of James and Ann Jane Baker Burton. Mrs. Warters was a member of First Baptist Church, Mansfield. She was graduated from the former Mansfield Normal School and was a longtime area school teacher. Mrs. Warters was a member of the Women’s Christian Temperance Union. Surviving are a stepdaughter, Mrs. Eleanor Rifley(?) of Mansfield, and a stepson, James R. Warters, of Copley, Ohio. The funeral was held at 2 p.m. Wednesday (today) at the Kuhl-Wilston Funeral Home, Mansfield. Burial was in Prospect Cemetery. The Rev. Benjamin Nevin, her pastor officiated. Memorial contributions may be made to the First Baptist Church at Mansfield. - Wellsboro Gazette, 16 April 1986

 

BURTON - M. Wesley Burton [SRGP 76384], aged 58 years, died at Danville, June 6. The remains were taken to Mansfield, where the funeral was held June 10 at two o'clock; burial in Prospect cemetery. Surviving Mr. Burton are his wife; three daughter, Mrs. Emma Mosher and Edna Burton of Mansfield, and Mrs. Cora White of Lindley; two sons, James and Ross of Canoe Camp. - Wellsboro Agitator, June 20, 1917, p.2

 

BUTLER, Emma S. Sours [SRGP 82743]
Mrs. Emma Salome Sours, 68, of Tioga, died Friday, March 12. 1954, following an extended illness. She was a member of the Tioga Grange. Besides her husband, Llewellyn, she is survived by two sisters, Mrs. Claude Reynolds of Tioga and Mrs. William Margaree of Elmira and one brother, Rufus Butler of Tioga. The funeral was held Sunday at 3 pm. The Rev. Stanley Robinson officiated and burial was in Prospect Cemetery in Mansfield.
 

These chidren are the sisters of Will George Butler all of whom died before he was born. They are buried in Prospect on the lot of their maternal grandparents, Cornelius and Cinderella Putnam. Their names are on one tombstone. Will is also buried there but wiith no tombstone engraving.

Mansfield Advertiser
Apr 26, 1876 D. Four ch. of Mr. & Mrs. Wm. M. Butler of Blossburg. Bur. Mansfield. Three d. within a few das. of other (malignant scarlet fever).

Miss Anna Butler (SRGP 87044)
In Blossburg, Sept. 20, 1874, Anna, daughter of Wm. M. and Eliza A. Butler, aged 9 years.  (Tuesday, September 29, 1874, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Butler, Emma Della d. Emma Della Butler age 2 yrs 9 mts. Blossburg Oct 3rd. 1874 Oct D 

Butler, Flora E. (SRGP 87048) d. Flora E. Butler age 5 yrs Sept 16th Blossburg - Mansfield Advertiser - 1874 14-Oct

 

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BUTLER, Will George [No tombstone] http://150.mansfield.edu/butler.htm

Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: C:\TC\~srgp\new\msnslog3.jpgBUTLER, Dr. Will George (SRGP 87039) - Composer Dies in Blossburg - Dr. Will George Butler, 79, Blossburg composer who listed John Philip Sousa and Ignance J. Paderewski as his friends, died Monday, January 24, 1955 in the Blossburg State Hospital. Dr. Butler had long been ill and last week was admitted to the hospital in serious condition. Composer of more than 200 songs, including the alma maters of the Mansfield State Teachers College and the Blossburg High School, Dr. Butler also was an accomplished violinist and artist and a licensed minister. He was born in Blossburg, the son of William and Elizabeth Putman Butler.  Following graduation from the then Mansfield State Normal School, he studied music at the Chicago and New York conservatories. His teaching career included lecturing at Swarthmore Chautauqua and instructing music at Emporia, Kans., the Mansfield State Teachers College and Dickinson Seminary, now Lycoming College, Williamsport. Dr. Butler, the artist, painted "The River Jordan" which hangs in the Blossburg Baptist Church where he was a member and choir leader.

 In the literary field, he wrote poetry which was published as "Destiny and Song of the Heart." He is survived by a sister, Miss Jennie E. Butler, with whom he resided, and three cousins, Mrs. Marian E. Reynolds, Larch, NY, and Ray Putman and Miss Ruth Putman, both of Williamsport. - Wellsboro Agitator, January 27, 1955, p.1 {No tombstone, but buried on plot with his four sisters who died in childhood before he was born. Maternal grandparents on same plot.}

BUTLER, Will George - The Blossburg Joint High School Band Thursday paid tribute to the man who composed the school's Alma Mater. Headed by their director, Miss Audrey Meyer, boys and girls of the band visited the home of Dr. Will George Butler at noon and one by one, filed past the casket of Dr. Butler. Services for Dr. Butler, who died Monday night, were held Thursday at 2:30 p.m. Dr. Butler composed the Blossburg School song "All Hail the Blue and White." - Wellsboro Agitator, February 3, 1955

BUTTS, Alice M. [SRGP 82412]
 Miss Alice M. Butts, formerly of Mansfield and a Presbyterian missionary in Korea for over 35 years until her retirement a few years ago, died Sunday at Newton, N.J.  She was 88.  In 1941 Miss Butts was arrested by the Japanese on charges of campaigning against Japan’s war in China and released after 28 days.  She was principal of the Presbyterian Women’s Bible Institute in Pyengyang, the capital of what is now North Korea.  After retiring Miss Butts taught Bible classes for the First Presbyterian Church of Mansfield.  Funeral services were at the Shaw and Robena Funeral Home, Mansfield, Wednesday at 2 p.m.  Rev. Glenn Dewey officiating.  Burial was in Prospect Cemetery, Mansfield.  Survived by sister, Mrs. Dillon A. Cady, Elmira; several cousins. (Hand dated March 14, 1968)
 

Miss Byrissa B. BUTTS [SRGP 82408]  (pp.7-8) See Her GAR Post 48 Book of Soldier Biographies
Miss Byrissa B. Butts, one of the oldest residents of this county, died at her home in Mansfield, PA, at sundown on Sunday evening, Feb. 10, 1907, after being confined to her room over nine weeks, the result of a severe fall. Miss Butts was born in Canterbury, Conn., Mar. 31, 1820 being the eldest child of Lorin and Harriet Hyde Butts. At the age of nine years she came with her parents to Lawrenceville, PA, where they lived for three years. Her father designed and built the Presbyterian Church at that place, which is supposed to be the first regular church edifice in Tioga Co. In 1833 they moved to Mansfield, purchasing for their home the property upon which the homestead now stands. When but seventeen years of age her mother died, leaving to her care the five younger children, the youngest of whom was but four years old. She cheerfully took up the duties dropped from her mother’s hands, and discharged them faithfully and well. The county was new and the family passed through many a struggle in those early years, but through it all she was hopeful and trustful, and by her wise guidance and care the family grew to young manhood and womanhood with as many advantages as it was possible to give them. One by one the children left the old homestead until finally she and her father and her brother, Dyer, were the only one remaining. The three lived together for many years until the death of her father, and the marriage of her brother, left her the sole proprietor of the old homestead. Nothing could induce her to leave the home of her youth, although she had many hearty invitations from her brother and his wife to make her home with them. Miss Butts was up to date in her reading, and took an interest in all the current events of the day. She had always enjoyed good health and scarcely knew what sickness was. She was a member of the Presbyterian Church, and took a deep interest in all departments of church work. Her firm faith in God was remarkable. It gave her strength and courage to take up the heavy burden of her early life and made her old age serene and beautiful. On Dec. 7th of 1906, she tripped on a rug in her dining room sustaining a fall, from the effects of which she never rallied. During the two months, which followed, she was tenderly cared for by loving relatives and friends. With all her suffering she was patient and hopeful, and to all appearances she was gradually gaining when the end came. She had been sitting up all day and had just lain down again when a change came over her and in a short time she had gone to her Heavenly home. Her niece, Miss Alice Butts, and a friend, who had been assisting in caring for her, were at her bedside when she died. One sister, Mrs. Lucy A. McIntyre, of Punxsutawney, PA, and two brothers, Dyer J. of Mansfield, and Lorin H. of Brooklyn, NY, survive her; two sisters, Harriet H. and Mrs. Jean M. Allen, having preceded her to the other world. The funeral was held at her home at 12:20PM Wednesday, the service being conducted by her pastor, Rev. N.J. Gregory. The burial was in Hope Cemetery. “Amiable, she won all; intelligent she charmed all; fervent she loved all; and dead she is missed by all” 

Resolution of Gen. Mansfield Post GAR
Whereas Death has removed from our midst one who, with grateful hearts, will ever be remembered by Gen. Mansfield Post No. 48, GAR, Dept. of PA; who prompted by her generous and patriotic heart, presented to us a memorial record book in which every member of said Post could inscribe a history of  their achievements in the Army and Navy during the great war of the rebellion from 1861 to 1865 with reminiscences. Therefore be it – RESOLVED, that, while having to the decree of our all wise Father, we do herewith record our sense of our loss by her removal from the activities of this life to her home in that heavenly land beyond. RESOLVEE, That we tender our heartfelt sympathy to her bereaved relatives and friends, whose comfort can only be obtained through Him who doeth all things will. RESOLVED, That a copy of these resolutions be sent to the bereaved relatives and that they be printed in the Mansfield Advertiser, also be spread upon the minutes of Gen. Mansfield Post, and be inserted, with her obituary recently printed in the Mansfield Advertiser, in the record book, she so kindly presented the post. – SIGNED BY- H.C. Bailey, C. H. Ramsdell, O. T. Haight, Committee Members.

 

BUTTS, Jean [SRGP  68423] Allen, Jean M - Mrs. Jean M. Allen d. Mansfield "last evening", age 72, dropsy, b. Norwich, Ct. to Lorin and Harriet Butts, m. Henry Allen who d. 1888, had 1 dau. Mrs. George A. Clark; had 2 bros. Lorin of Wilkes Barre, D. J. of Mansfield, sis. Miss Byrissa Butts of Mansfield and Mrs. Luch McIntyre of Punxsutawney. [Mansfield Advertiser 1896 13 MAY]

 

 

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