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

Chemung County NY

Tioga County PA


Prospect Cemetery, Mansfield, Tioga County, Pennsylvania 

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

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Table of Contents of Prospect Cemetery Obituaries

KALEY, Harry W. [SRGP 16107]
Harry Kaley, 49 of Genoa, NY, died Monday, March 1, 1954 at the Auburn Memorial Hospital. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Lucille Palmer Kaley, formerly of Mansfield; three sons, Richard of Baldwin, LI; PFC John Walter of USMC at Parris Island and Robert of Tulsa, Okla.; father J.A. Kaley and brother Charles both of Williamsport. Private services were held Wednesday. The Rev. Daniel Stover officiated and burial was in Prospect Cemetery in Mansfield.

KEENEY, Jerry L. Sr. [SRGP 80876] - Jerry L. Keeney Sr., 49, of Wellsboro, died Saturday, July 6, 1991. Born in Elmira, NY on Nov. 16, 1941, he was the son of Mr. & Mrs. C.W. Keeney. He was a self-employed roofer, a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving during the Vietnam War. Surviving are his wife, Eugenie Frome Keeney; two sons, Jerry Jr., and Bobby of Turner's Falls, Mass.; two daughters, Deceane Keeney of turner's Falls and Paula Keeney of Mansfield. Calling hours were held at Collins Funeral Home, Galeton on Monday, July 8. Services were held at the funeral home on Tuesday, July 9, at 11 a.m. with the Rev. LaVerne Holiday officiating. Burial was made at Prospect Cemetery, Mansfield. - Wellsboro Gazette, July 10, 1991, p.12

KEENEY – C. WILMOT KEENEY, 60, (SRGP 64599) of Mansfield, died Friday, Feb. 8, 1963. He was a member of the Mansfield Presbyterian Church. Survived by son, Jerry, at home; mother, Mrs. Luella Turner of Wellsboro RD 2. Funeral was held at the Shaw & Robena Funeral Home, Mansfield on Sunday at 3 pm with burial in Prospect Cemetery, Mansfield.

KELLEY, Erma [SRGP 35863] – Miss Erma W. Kelley, 63, of Mansfield RD#1, died Friday at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital in Wellsboro. Born Nov. 7, 1909 in Covington Township, she was the daughter of Kent and Emma Jones Kelley. She was a member of the Wellsboro Arts Club, taught school in the Covington area for a number of years, and was a self-employed book publisher in New York City until recently. Surviving are her father, Kent, at home and an aunt, Mrs. Maude Rose of Whitneyville. Funeral services were held on Monday at the Kuhl Funeral Home in Mansfield with the Rev. Douglas Campbell, pastor of the Covington United Methodist Church, officiating. – Wellsboro Gazette, November 23, 1972, p.8  MHS 1927


KELLEY, Francis [SRGP 00694] – Prominent Tioga County Citizen Died Monday Afternoon – Francis Kelley, aged 86 years, died Monday about 5 p.m. at his home in Covington township.  He had been in poor health since last October, when his wife, nee Nancy Mudge passed away.  They celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on April 6, 1918.  Nine children were born to them, two of whom died in infancy.  Those surviving are:  Rev. Emmett M. Kelley, of Penfield, N.Y.; O.F. Kelley, of Canoecamp Creek; C.L. Kelley, of Galeton; N.R. Kelley, of Seneca Falls, N.Y.; Rev. Mark Kelley, of Wichita, Kansas, recently of Meadville; Mrs. R.D. Jones, of Charleston, and Kent at home.  He was a member of the Presbyterian church and was for several years president of the Farmers’ Mutual Telephone Company, also president of the Grange National Bank of Mansfield.  He held various township offices from time to time and was one of Tioga county’s best known and most esteemed citizens.  Funeral services will be held tomorrow at 1:30.  We hope to print a more extended obituary in our next issue.   Wellsboro Agitator, 9 April 1919.

KELLEY, Francis[SRGP 00694]   Francis Kelley, oldest son of Martin and Nancy Clark Kelley was born in Richmond, Pa., June 28, 1833, and passed on to the Silent Land April 7, 1919.  April 6, 1858, he took to himself as wife Nancy B. Mudge and they walked together for more than sixty years.  Of this union were born nine children, seven of whom are left to mourn his passing, viz: Emmett, of Penfield, N.Y.; Oliver F. of Richmond, Clyde of Galeton, Roger of Seneca Falls, N.Y., Mark of Meadville, Pa., Florence (Mrs. Richard Jones) of Charleston, and Kent, of Covington.  These with their wives and husband and 21 grandchildren constitute the nearest relatives he having outlived his own brothers and sisters.  For more than half a century he had gone in and out in this neighborhood, and there is not left to-day a man or woman who was in the neighborhood when he came to Covington township 52 years ago.  Few men are better known in the county than he and he rejoiced in the friendship and confidence of all.  He carried his burden of Years remarkably well and was unusually strong and active until a few months ago.  The funeral was held Thursday afternoon at 1:30 o’clock at the late home of the deceased, Rev. Mr. Wells, pastor of the Presbyterian church of Mansfield, of which deceased had been a member for half a century, officiating.  Interment in Prospect cemetery in Mansfield.  Wellsboro Agitator, 16 April 1919

KELLEY – Jasper L. Kelley [SRGP 88701] died Wednesday at the home of his daughter, Mrs. A.E. Kirkpatrick, in Elmira, aged 83 years. He is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Kirkpatrick; one grandson, Henry C. Kirkpatrick of California; and one brother, John Kelley of Mansfield. The funeral was held Thursday evening at 8 o’clock at the home of Mrs. Kirkpatrick and the remains were taken Friday morning to Mansfield for interment. – Wellsboro Agitator, 19 July 1916, p.2


Kent Kelley, age 93, of Covington, died Wednesday, March 28, 1973 at the Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro. The funeral was held at the Kuhl Funeral Home, Mansfield on Saturday. Rev. Douglas Campbell officiated. Burial was in Prospect Cemetery, Mansfield. Among the survivors are nephews, Thurston Jones of Wellsboro RD 3, Emmett Jones of Mainesburg, Merritt Rose of Mansfield RD 1; nieces, Mrs. Esther Vaughn of Blossburg, Mrs. Velma Smith of Crooked Creek. He was a member of the Covington Methodist Church and a retired farmer.

KELLOGG, Emma  Obourn [SRGP 86310], Mrs. Emma Bell Kellogg [Kelley] d. last Fri. Wife of Lewis W. Obourn, dau. Of Oliver Kellogg of Monroeton, PA. B. Bradford Co., m. at Canton in 1881, came here 1891. Sur. By 4 ch. - Lee, John, Nicholas, Mary age 2; 1 bro. & 2 sis. Bur. Oakwood Cem.(Actually bur. Prospect Cem.) D. of pneumonia & Pleurisy [Mansfield Advertiser 1901 13-Mar]


KELTS, Sobrine [SRGP 62308]   d. Mansfield (Richmond Twp.?) "last Thur.", b. Dec. 14th 1814 at Mansfield to John Kelts, a pioneer (native of Mohawk Valley, N.Y.). Sobrine m. Susie Middaugh, a native of Lawrence Twp. & had: Mrs. Valentine (Isabel_) Reep of Richmond; Mrs. Horace (Della) Reep of Lawrence Twp.; Mrs. Sperry (Stella) Richmond of Sullivan Twp.; Mrs. George (Ida) Lenox of Lambs Creek & Horace of Richmond Twp.  Buried Hope Cem., Mansfield [Mansfield Advertiser 1902 30-Apr]


KELTS – Mr. Sobrine Kelts [SRGP 62308], aged 88, died on April 24th at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Valentine Reep, in Richmond township, and his burial was in Hope cemetery, in Mansfield, not far from the spot where he was born. The father of the deceased, John Kelts, with his brothers, Peter and John, and their father, natives of the Mohawk Valley, in New York State, were the first permanent settlers within the present corporate limits of Mansfield. They occupied the rough bark cabin built in 1797 by Benjamin Corey, the first settler there. It was in the door of this cabin that Edward Gobin was shot in the back from across the river in 1802. Gobin was a deputy surveyor under the Pennsylvania title and the shooting is supposed to have been the work of a Connecticut claimant. Mr. Kelts is survived by his wife, and these children besides Mrs. Valentine Reep: Mrs. Horace Reep of Lawrenceville; Mrs. Sperry Richmond, of Sullivan; Mrs. George Lenox, of Lambscreek; and Horace Kelts, of Richmond. – Wellsboro Agitator, May 7, 1902, p.1


KENDRICK - Howard M. Kendrick, age 58, [SRGP 82754] of RD1 Mansfield died Saturday, May 24, 1975 at his home. He was born August 7, 1916 in Mansfield, the son of Mark and Pearl Cleveland Kendrick. He was an Army veteran of World War II and served in the European Theatre and was an employee at Mansfield State College for eight years. Surviving are his mother, Mrs. Pearl Kendrick Thorpe of RD1, Mansfield; two daughters, Mrs. John (Dawn) Carleton of Ormond Beach, Florida and Miss Wanda Kendrick of Elmira, NY; two sons, Michael of San Diego, California and Howard S. of Mainesburg. Funeral services were held at the Kuhl Funeral Home, Mansfield at 1 p.m. Tuesday, May 27, 1975 with Rev. Benjamin Nevin officiating. Burial was in Prospect Cemetery. - Wellsboro Gazette, 29 May 1975

KENNEDY, Letitia Boyce, [SRGP 29155] Mrs. Charles d. last night in Schodac [Mansfield Advertiser 1903 30-Dec]

KETCHUM, Electa [SRGP 66087] Johnson, Electa A. C.  d. Albany, N.Y. 2 Feb. age 63 yrs.  She was dau. Of Joseph & Phoebe Ketchum. M. 1st Seth Clark of Richmond Twp., m. 2nd George W. Johnson.  Bur. In Mansfield [Mansfield Advertiser 1904  17-Feb]


KETCHUM, Joseph [SRGP 82058]            d. Mansfield last Thursday in 82d yr., father of Mrs. J. M. Barden, A. H. Ketchum, Rochester, Mrs. Seth Clark, Albany, N.Y., Wallace, Huntingdon, IN, & Mrs. Hess of Binghamton, N.Y. [Mansfield Advertiser 1884 20-Feb]

Harriet H. Ketchum [SRGP 18265] was born in Lisle, Broome county, N.Y., December 5, 1834, and died in South Lansing, Tompkins county, N.Y., April 16, 1906. She was the third child born to Jos and Phoebe Ketchum. In 1858 she removed with her parents, to near Mansfield,Pa., where, on January 5, 1860, she was united in marriage with Dr. John M. Barden, then of Mansfield. To them were born four children- Kate (Mrs A. W. Stevenson of South Lansing,N.Y.); Estella(Mrs Gallup, of Smethport, Pa.) ; John Laverne and Otis, both of the latter having preceded the mother to the spirit land.  In the early 60's the doctor located in Roseville for the practice of medicine. Mrs Barden seeing the need of exerting a stronger Christian influence, made a public profession of the faith by uniting with the Mansfield Baptist church, pastorate of the Rev. N. L. Reynolds. Later she, with her husband, united with the Roseville Baptist church, of which they were charter members.  Of her it could truly be said she was "instant in season serving the Lord." Since the death of her boy, John Laverne, in 1901, which was a great bereavement, her health had gradually failed, and at the end she was a great and patient sufferer, longing for the time come when she would be released from it all. A few nights before her death she said: 11 How will it seem to be free from pain?" The death of her little grandson, John Lester Steven was a great affliction, but she thought the separation would be of short duration. Short services were held at her home, conducted by Revs. Huff and Rosengrant, after whi her remains were brought to Mansfield, where, in the Baptist church, the Rev. Samuel Earl of Troy, her old and former pastor, assisted by the Rev. H. Simpson, conducted the servic taking for his text the 6th, 7th and 8th verses of the 4th chapter of Second Timothy. There was a large attendance of sympathizing friends of the -Family. She leaves to mourn her husband, two daughters and four grandchildren. Thus has passed into rest a devoted and faithful wife, a kind and indulgent mother, a counsellor and friend and an earnest Christian. The following lines, which she had writt were found, and it seems appropriate to close this notice with them. When I am dead don't look upon my face and weep, But think and look upon it as in profound sleep; I am weary, and where is there so sweet a place to rest As in the arms of Jesus, on the loving Savior's breast My burdens with my flesh laid down, I leave the cross, in Jesus' name, to wear the crown. He is my refuge and my strength, on His cal Jesus is mine; in life, in death, my all in all


KIDWELL - Mrs. Ramona K. Garrison, age 41,  (SRGP 25574)  of Mansfield, Saturday, April 9, 1966. Body at Shaw & Robena Funeral Home, Mansfield, where friends may call Monday 7 to 9 p.m. and Tuesday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Private funeral there Wednesday at 12 noon, the Rev. Earl Sires, Prospect Cemetery, Mansfield. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to the Mansfield Scholarship Fund. Survived by son, David G. Garrison; daughter Nan R. Garrison both of Mansfield; parents Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Kidwell of St. Louis, Mo., brothers, Norbert E. Kidwell of the U. S. Army, Texas, Rev. Wayne Kidwell and Orlando Kidwell both of Lion, Mo.; sisters, Mrs. Fay Eanes or Roanoke, Va., Miss Daryl Kidwell of St. Croix, Virgin Islands. She was born in St. Louis, Mo., and was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Kidwell. She was a member of the First Baptist Church, Mansfield; member of the Utopia Literary Club.
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 Marie Kiley Johnson Wilcox, 80, a lifelong resident of Mansfield, died Monday, Dec. 28, at her home. Born May 18, 1907 in Covington, she was the daughter of Samuel H. and Adele Clark Kiley. She was a member of the Canoe Camp Christian Church for over 55 years, served on the State and National Board of the United Christian Missionary Society, and was a member of the Mansfield Garden Club, the Historical Society, and the DAR Colonial Dames.  She was also a charter member of the OES. A graduate of the Mansfield High School, she attended the former Mansfield Normal School and served as head resident at Bethany College for three years and at Elmira College for two years. 

She and her son, Arthur, were partnership owners of the Johnson Truck Lines. Surviving are her sons, Dr. Charles L. Johnson, II, of Kansas City, Mo., Arthur K. Johnson of Mansfield, and Dr. S. Marvin Johnson of Omaha, Neb; 12 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Friends may call at the Scureman Funeral Home, Mansfield, Friday, Jan. 1, from 2 to 5 pm. Funeral services will be held at the Canoe Camp Chrisitan Church, Route 15, south of Mansfield, Saturday, Jan. 2, at 1 pm.  The Rev. Deborah Casey will officiate. Burial will be made in Prospect Cemetery, Mansfield. The family provided the flowers.  Memorial donations may be made in her name to the Canoe Camp Christian Church or the American Cancer Society, 5 East Ave., Wellsboro, 16901.

KILLGORE - William Killgore, [SRGP 82334] aged 74 years, of Mansfield, died Dec. 5 [1947]. He is survived by his widow, son, W. Ray Killgore of Mansfield; daughter, Mrs. Edna Lawrence of Lexington Park, Md.; sister, Mrs. Margaret Roy of Horseheards; five grandchildren; one great-grandchild. He was born in Wells township, Bradford county. For several years he resided at Elmira Heights, then moved to Elk Run, where he operated a grocery store for five years. After selling his store he came to Mansfield and was employed in the hardware store of George L. Strait & Son for several years, after which he opened one of the first automobile sales agencies in Mansfield. He built the garage and gasoline station which he sold upon his retirement a few years ago, to Wells & Goodall. He was a member of the Methodist church. The funeral was held Monday, burial in Prospect cemetery, Mansfield. - Wellsboro Agitator, 10 December 1947

 MANSFIELD---William Fay Killgore, 87, of Trask Trailer Court, Mansfield RD 3, died Thursday, July 5, 1984, in Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro. Born Dec. 23, 1896, at Elmira, NY, he was a son of William H. and Emma Sluyter Killgore. He was a member of First United Methodist Church. Mr. Killgore was a charter member of American Legion Post 478 here, and was a life member of the Mansfield Hose Co. He had driven a school bus for 37 years in the Mansfield area. In addition, he and his father had owned and operated what now is the Wells and Goodall Garage here for a number of years. He retired in 1962 as a custodian at the Mansfield Armory after 24 years. His wife, the former Helen Cass, died in July 1968. Surviving are a son, Robert, of Allentown; a sister, Mrs. Edna Laurence, of Columbia, Md., and one grandson. The funeral will be at 11:30 am Monday at Scureman's, 130 South Main Street. Burial will be in Prospect Cemetery. The Rev. James T. Dawes, his pastor, will officiate.

KILLGORE - William Fay Killgore, 87, [SRGP 82333]of Trask Trailer Court, RD3, Mansfield, died Thursday, July 5, 1984 at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro. Born Dec. 23, 1896 at Elmira Heights, NY, he was a son of William H. and Emma Sluyter Killgore. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Mansfield, a charter member of the American Legion Post No. 478, Mansfield and a life member of the Mansfield Hose Company. Mr. Killgore had driven a school bus in the Mansfield area for 37 years. Along with his father, William H. Killgore, he had owned and operated what is not the Wells & Goodall Garage in Mansfield. He retired in 1962 as custodian at the Mansfield Armory after 24 years. His wife, the former Helen Cass, died in July 1968. Surviving are one son, Robert Killgore of Allentown, Pa., one sister, Edna Lawrence of Columbia, Maryland, one grandson, William Robert Killgore Jr. of Sellersville, Pa., and several nieces and nephews. Friends were invited to call at the Scureman Funeral Home, Mansfield on Sunday, July 8, 1984 from 7 to 9 p.m. The funeral was held there Monday, July 9 at 11:30 a.m. with Rev. James T. Dawes, his pastor, officiating. Burial was in Prospect Cemetery, Mansfield. - Wellsboro Gazette, 11 July 1984

KING - Marion King Meter [Miter] -[SRGP 32127]  Rev. Richard V. Landis, Vicar of St. James Church officiated at committal services in Prospect Cemetery of two people on Saturday, Sept. 28 [1963]. Lisle W. Wright, late husband of Kathryn Wright, died in Bayside, Long Island, Sept. 16, 1963, was cremated Sept. 19, and was brought here for burial Sept. 28 [1963]  Marion King Meter [Miter], of New York City, died Oct. 2, 1950, was cremated Oct. 3, 1950, and was brought here for burial Sept 28, 1963. Kathryn King Wright accompanied the remains of her husband and sister. She and her sister were granddaughters of Mart King, who took such a prominent part in the building of Mansfield 100 years ago. Their mother will be remembered as Edna King. - Mansfield Advertiser, October 1963 [MHS 1913]

KING - Mr. Mart King, [31025] aged 86 years, died last week Tuesday at his home in Mansfield. He was born in Cambridge, now White Creek, Washington county, NY April 18, 1824. In 1845 he removed, with his father, George W. King, a veteran of the war of 1812, to Mansfield. In 1852, Mr. King became a conductor on the Tioga railroad, in which capacity he served until 1858. He then engaged in the produce business in the old depot, which he continued for ten years. In 1869 he built a furniture factory northwest of the depot in Mansfield. He had just started the business when, on December 24, 1870, the factory was burned. This was a severe blow to Mr. King financially, but the following spring he commenced rebuilding, but not on so a large a scale. Later he built a steam laundry in connection with his furniture factory and he did a large business for many years. A fire on January 4, 1884, destroyed his second factory and laundry and he never rebuilt. As a public servant, he served five terms as Burgess of Mansfield borough, five years as Justice of the Peace, 21 years as School Director, 24 years as Trustee of the State Normal School, and was active in the organization of the Smythe Park Association. He was its first president and for many years served as either president or secretary. He was a 32nd degree Mason, and an active member of St. James Episcopal church of Mansfield. His widow, who was Miss Vesta Bailey, one daughter, Katherine Edna, and two grandchildren survive him. The funeral was held Friday; interment in Prospect cemetery, Mansfield. - Wellsboro Agitator, January 1, 1911

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KING - Mary J. King [SRGP 76512], aged 72, died at the home of her brother, Mr. Martin King, in Mansfield, last Thursday. - Wellsboro Agitator, May 11, 1904 [Not on listing but probably buried with rest of family in Prospect]

Wellsboro Agitator, August 15, 1898
The Mansfield Advertiser says that Miss Mary King [SRGP 76512] was very seriously injured a few days ago at the home of her brother, Mr. Mart King, on St. James Street in Mansfield. A trap door on the back porch had been left open, and through a serious defect in her sight, amounting to partial blindness, Miss King fell down the stone cellar stairs. She struck on her face sustaining several severe cuts about the head, one of which nearly cut off her nose. Another long gash extended across the top of her head. She was unconscious when taken up and so remained until the work of dressing her wounds had been nearly completed. She was taken to the  Blossburg hospital on the evening train and is now reported to be doing as well as can be expected.

KINGSLEY - Miss Anna Kent Kingsley, [SRGP 82732] aged 74 years, of Mansfield, died Sept. 29 [1949]. She was a daughter of Homer and Ellen Ann Husted Kingsley, and was a teacher in New York for many years. She is survived by one sister, Mrs. Margaret Kingsley Knapp, of Mansfield; one nephew, Albert Kingsley Shadduck; two grand nephews, Richard Kingsley Shadduck and Robert Kent Shadduck, of Wilmington, Delaware. The funeral was held Saturday, Rev. John Hayes officiating; burial in Prospect cemetery, Mansfield. - Wellsboro Agitator, 5 October 1949


KINGSLEY Charles Sullings [SRGP 21935] – Charles Sullings Kingsley died at the Blossburg hospital July 11, after a short illness.  He was born in Pittsford, Vermont, June 13, 1844, the son of Ralph R. and Sara Sulings Kingsley.  In 1847 his parents moved to Troy, Pa., where Mr. Kingsley was interested in the tannery.  The family consisted of Mr. and Mrs. Kingsley, their son, Charles, and their daughters, Flora E. and Frances E.  In 1865 the family moved to Mansfield, where Mr. Kingsley purchased the tannery, which was run by himself and his son, Charles, for many years, and later became the property of the subject of this sketch.  Charles Kingsley conducted the tannery until a few years ago, when it was abandoned and Mr. Kingsley retired from business.  Among his other business interests he owned the New Era Mills for many years.  He was always one of the valued and substantial citizens of Mansfield and had a great deal to do with building up the town, says the Advertiser.  Besides various interests in the town, he was a director of the Merchants National Bank in Elmira for many years.  He served two enlistments during the civil war and was an active member of the G.A.R.  On September 12, 18872, he married Jennie L. Bailey, of Mansfield.  To them were born three children, Harry B., Ralph R., and Kate S.  Mrs. Kingsley died in February, 1907.  The two sisters of Mr. Kingsley, Frances E. and Flora E., both moved to California and both died in that state a few years ago.  He is survived only by his children.  Harry B. of Mansfield; Ralph R. of Ithaca, N.Y., and Kate S. (Mrs. F. P. Porcher, of Las Mesa, New Mex.)  Mr. Kingsley was one of the valued citizens of the community.  He was a fair man, in business and in his judgment of Men.  His many acts of kindness and charitableness are known only to those who benefitted by the, but he was ever ready to respond to the deserving calls.  He retired from business several years ago, but had lived most of the time at his home in this borough.  He had spent some time with his sister, Miss Flora Kingsley, in California, previous to her death, and had also spent some time with his daughter in New Mexico.  He had held many offices in Mansfield, and was for many years one of the valued directors of the school board.  He held a warm spot in the affections of the G. A. R. and in fact, of all with whom he became acquainted.  The funeral was held Thursday afternoon at two o’clock, the Rev. Joseph H.  Bond officiating; members of the G. A. R. gave him the honors of their body in a portion of the service.  The pall bearers were Dr. J. E. Williamson, Charles W. Earley, Charles T. Baldwin, A. H. Vosburg, Percy A. Coles and M. Schipbanker; interment in Prospect cemetery.   Wellsboro Agitator 23 July 1919.


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Clarke D. KINGSLEY [SRGP 26916]

Clarke D. Kingsley, 77, died at 4:30 p.m. Sunday, April 30, 1939, at his home on Brooklyn Street, following an illness of two weeks.  A son of Dennis and Henrietta Kingsley, he was born at Mill Creek, Tioga County, November 17, 1861.  He attended the Mansfield State Normal School and afterward taught for several years in the township schools.

  December 25, 1883, he married Miss Mary E. Clark, of Sullivan, and two sons, George M. and Malcolm D., were born to them.  Mrs. Kingsley died in 1893 and on January 24, 1894, he married Miss Maria Pratt, who died September 18, 1834.  One son, Edwin, was born to this union.  Mr. Kingsley resided on his farm in Richmond Township until 12 years ago, when he moved to Mansfield.  For the past 10 years he has been night watchman for the Mansfield Novelty Company.  It was while on duty at the Novelty Company plant that he suffered a paralytic seizure which resulted in his death.  Mr. Kingsley was a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church and for 36 years had been an active member of Tioga Valley Grange 918.  He was a member of Tioga County Pomona and Pennsylvania State Granges.  A man of high Christian character, Mr. Kingsley enjoyed the high esteem of all who knew him, and his sincere friendly disposition won for him a host of friends.  No matter how small or large the task, Mr. Kingsley gave his best and he leaves a memory of a life well lived.  Surviving are three sons, George and Edwin of Mansfield and Malcolm of Rutland and six grandchildren, Sussie L., Harold G., Frances K., Ruth M., Leona M., and Jack R. Kingsley.  Funeral services were held today at 1:30 p.m. at the home, the Rev. C. N. Ouderkirk, pastor of the Methodist Church, officiating.  Burial was in Prospect Cemetery.

KINGSLEY, Harry B. [SRGP 11743]
Harry B. Kingsley aged 75 years, a lifelong resident of Mansfield, died Monday March 20. (Wellsboro Agitator March 22, 1950). Surviving are his widow, a daughter, Mary Julia, at home; a brother, Dr. Ralph Kingsley of Ithaca and a sister Mrs. Kate Porcher of El Paso, Texas. Funeral services will be held at 2pm, Wednesday at the home. Burial on Prospect Cemetery at Mansfield.

Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: C:\TC\~srgp\new\fam.gifKINGSLEY - (SRGP 79136)  Homer F. Kingsley died on Saturday, July 5, 1913, at the family home in Sherwood street, Mansfield. Death was caused by Bright's disease, following an illness of two and a half years. He was confined to his bed ten weeks prior to his death. The funeral, which was in charge of Friendship Lodge, 7.F. & A. M. was held from the home on Monday, July ? at 4 o'clock p.m. The Rev. A. Judson, pastor of the Presbyterian church, was the officiating clergyman. Mr and Mrs George E. Robbins of Sullivan, complying with a special request of Mr Kingsley, sweetly three beautiful hymns. Burial was in Prospect cemetery, the committal being that of the Masonic fraternity. There was a large attendance, including friends from out of town, who came to pay their last respects to one whom they honored and esteemed. Mr. Kingsley was born on September 28, 1847, near Troy, Bradford county, Pa. He was the youngest of children of Nathaniel Eliza Williams Kingsley, only one of whom survives- Miss Caroline Kingsley of Mansfield. In April, 1867. Mr Kingsley, in partnership with his father, engaged in the boot and shoe business in Mansfield. The partnership continued ten years, when the became the sole owner, and the business until September 1 , making a continuous commercial career of forty-five and one half years in practically one location. We believe this record never has been in Mansfield.

Mr Kingsley had served well and faithfully as a member of the Borough Council, as a trustee of Smythe Park Association, as president of the Mansfield Board of Trade, and for nearly twenty-two years as a trustee of Mansfield Normal School, at the time --------

Miss Grace E. KINGSLEY [SRGP 82815]
Mansfield, July 27, 1878, of cholera infantum, Grace E., youngest daughter of H. F. and Ella A. Kingsley, aged 1 year and 4 months.  (Tuesday, August 6, 1878, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.) [Prospect Cemetery]

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 Word has been received of the death of Margaret Kingsley Smith Feb. 29, 1988 in Wilmington, Del.  She was 95. Born May 3, 1892 in Mansfield, she was the daughter of Homer and Ellen Husted Kingsley. A graduate of Mansfield Normal School and Columbia University, she taught home economics, then became a staff member of the Good Housekeeping magazine bureau of testing.

 Upon returning, she resided in Mansfield, and later moved to Florida where she was active in DAR, Mayflower Society and the Maitland Presbyterian Church. Surviving are a nephew, Albert Shadduck of Wilmington; and several cousins in Mansfield. Committal will be made at Prospect Cemetery, Mansfield, at a later date.

KINGSLEY - Margaret K. Smith, 95, (SRGP 79135) of Foulk Manor North, died Monday, Feb. 29, 1988, in the Wilmington Hospital. She was a 1910 graduate of Mansfield Normal School, received a degree in home economics from Rochester (NY) Mechanics Institute in 1915 and received bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the Teachers College of Columbia University. She taught home economics in Springfield, Mass., for about five years, then moved to New York City. From 1932 to 1947 Mrs. Smith was an assistant to the director of Good Housekeeping magazine’s Good Housekeeping Bureau. She was in charge of testing and accepting products for the Good Housekeeping seal of approval. After retiring, she moved to Florida, where she lived for more than 30 years. She moved to Foulk Manor North in 1984. She was active in the New York branch of Home Economics in Business and the Presbyterian Church. As historian of the Winter Park Colony of the Society of Mayflower Descendants, she was interested in genealogy and family history. She was a charter member and officer of the Daughters of the American Revolution chapter in Winter Park, Fla. He husband, Willard D. Smith, died about 15 years ago. Surviving is a nephew and adopted son, Albert K. Shadduck of Wilmington. Graveside services will be held Saturday, April 30 at 1 p.m. at the Prospect Cemetery in Mansfield. The Rev. Thomas Thomas will officiate. Local arrangements were made by Wilston Funeral Home, 18 North Main Street, Mansfield. - Wellsboro Gazette, 27 April 1988

KINGSLEY,   Miss Mary J. (SRGP 21934) Formerly of Mansfield, PA Age 75, diedon Wednesday, June 21, 2000 at Broad Acres Nursing Home. She was born on March 24, 1925 in Blossburg, PA, the daughter of the late Harry B. and Julia (Strange) Kingsley. Mary graduated from Mansfield High School and Elmira College. She was  employed as a secretary in New York City, the former Mansfield State Teachers College and the Southern Tioga School system. Mary was a member of the First Baptist Church of Mansfield and the PEO of Mansfield, PA. She enjoyed painting,  gardening and reading. Mary is survived by her cousins, Ralph (Edith) Kingsley of  Fort Myers, FL and John (Odeena) Strange of Mainesburg, PA; special friend, Diana (Kyle) Wheatley of Wellsboro, PA. Friends are invited to call at Scureman  Funeral Home, Inc., 130 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA on Saturday, June 24, 2000  from 1 to 2 p.m. The funeral service will immediately follow at 2 p.m. at the funeral  home with the Reverend Rudolph J. van der Hiel officiating. Interment will be in      Prospect Cemetery, Mansfield, PA. Memorials may be directed to the First  Baptist Church of Mansfield, Main and Sherwood Street, Mansfield, PA 16933 or   the the Mansfield Free Public Library, 71 North Main Street, Mansfield, PA 16933.

KINGSLEY, Sarah - Mrs. Hiram Hodge [SRGP 07952]
Mrs. Hiram Hodge died very suddenly last week Sunday at Blossburg from a stroke of paralysis.  (Tuesday, June 25, 1878, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)


KINNEY, Horatio C. [SRGP 86698]   d. Passaic, N.J. in rr acc., b. Corning, N.Y. 28 May 1863, left wife nee Anna Peck of Tioga, & 2 sons Harry & Fred. Fun. At Mansfield where parents live [Mansfield Advertiser 1891 27-May]


KLAER - Dr. Clarence Klaer, 84, [SRGP 86486] of Lock Haven, died Friday, April 11, 1958, in the Geisinger Memorial Hospital. Before his retirement in 1952, he had a total of 54 years in the practice of medicine. About 1912 Dr. Klaer came to Mansfield from Keeneyville. Funeral services were held Monday, April 14 in Lock Haven. Burial was in Prospect Cemetery at Mansfield. - Mansfield Advertiser, April 1958

KLOCK, Rosa (SRGP 62690) Rosa Klock McIntosh diedat her home on South Main street Tuesday morning at 12:30, following an illness of only a few hours. Death was caused by paralysis. The funeral will be held from the home Thursday at 2 p. m., Reverend Matthew Blair, of Wellsboro, officiating; interment in Prospect cemetery. Mrs. McIntosh was the daughter of Edwin and Mary Petrie Klock, and was born in Charleston Township on June 30, 1858. August 1, 1872, she was united in marriage to Lewis L. McIntosh. Three children were born to them: Sadie A (Mrs. Lyman Goodspeed), of Mansfield; Edwin K., of Sharpstown, Maryland, and Fred, of Mansfield. She has lived her entire life in Mansfield and vicinity. She was a member of the Disciple Church and was a true Christian woman who was loved and respected by all who knew her. Besides her husband and children, she is survived by two grandchildren, Mariam and Harold McIntosh, of Mansfield. (Barb Conrad)

KNAPP, Helen [SRGP 54605] - Mrs. Helen Knapp Slingerland, aged 37 years, wife of Colie Slingerland, died Sunday night at the Packer Hospital at Sayre, after an illness of three months. She was a daughter of Hiram and Eliza Knapp. About 19 years ago she was married to Colie Slingerland, who with one son, Warren and two daughters, Lucille and Thelma, survive. She is also survived by her mother and five sisters, Mrs. Cora Jackson, Mrs. Leda Shaw, Mrs. Myrtle Van Ness, Mrs. Leon Matteson, Mrs. Isola Harrer and six brothers, Robert and Irvin Knapp of Mansfield, and Ernest, Fred, Albert, and Deloss , of Elmira. - Wellsboro Agitator, May 24, 1939, p.2

KNAPP - Mrs. Leda O. Shaw, 92, [SRGP 12907] wife of the late John H. Shaw formerly of Mansfield, died Sunday, Feb. 27, 1983 at The Carleton Nursing Home, Wellsboro where she had lived for several years. She was born in Richmond Township, Tioga County, Oct. 27, 1890, the daughter of the late Hiram and Eliza Paris Knapp. Surviving are three sons, John H. of Milton, Llewellyn B. of Tunkhannock and Edson R. of RD3, Mansfield; two daughters, Miss Martha Shaw of Philadelphia and Mrs. Esther Farrer of Mansfield; nine grandchildren and ten great grandchildren. A son Lester preceded her in death. Funeral services will be held Thursday, March 3, 1983 at 11 a.m. at the Shaw Funeral Home in Milton with the Rev. Dr. Phillip R. Jones, Pastor of the First Presbyterian Church of Milton, officiating. Interment will follow in the Prospect Cemetery, Mansfield. - Wellsboro Gazette, 2 March 1983

KNAPP, Mary E. Mattison [SRGP 54601]
Mrs. Mary E. Mattison, 65, wife of William A. Mattison, of Mansfield, died Sunday, January 31, 1954. A native of Mansfield, she was the daughter of Hiram and Eliza Paris Knapp, and from 1918 to 1951 had lived in Corning, NY. She was a member of the Ladies auxiliary of the Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen, Lodge No. 83, of Corning. Surviving in addition to her husband are a sister, Mrs. Olin Jackson of Mainesburg, Mrs. Leda Shaw of Mansfield, and Mrs. Isola Harer of Montgomery, and six brothers, Fred, Albert, Irvin, Robert, Ernest and Delos Knapp. Services were at the funeral home at 18 North Main Street, Mansfield, at 2pm, Tuesday, with Rev. Stanley C. Robinson officiating. Burial was in Prospect Cemetery.

KNIFFIN, Levi [SRGP 62390] - Levi S. Kniffin was born December 25, 1846, in Ward township, Tioga county, and died April 19, 1923, in Mansfield. In 1868 he married Mary E. Gustin. He is survived by his widow, two children, John D. Kniffin and Nellie A. Hall, both of Cleveland, Ohio; three brothers, Jacob, Darius and James; a sister, Etta Porter; five grandchildren; and also many friends. - Wellsboro Agitator, May 2, 1923


KNIGHTS, Henry  [SRGP 27712]  of Mill Creek d. 11 Apr. funeral in Lambs Creek, bur. Mansfield. B. in Troy, Pa. 12 June 1846 m. 1866 Jane Stage [Mansfield Advertiser 1904 13-Apr]


Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: C:\TC\~srgp\new\fam.gifKNOWLTON - Chauncey S. Knowlton, 79, [SRGP 10279] of Mansfield RD1, Saturday, Sept. 16, 1961. He was a communicant of Canoe Camp Church of Christ and a member of Friendship Lodge, F&AM. Survived by daughters, Mrs. Donald Avery of Troy, Mrs. Harold Burdick of Valley Stream, L.I.,four grandchildren. Body at Shaw & Robena Funeral Home, Mansfield. Calling hours: today 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral there Tuesday at 3:30 p.m., the Rev. Norman West. Prospect Cemetery. ~ Bessie Smith Chamberlain Scrapbook

 Mrs. Edna Knowlton Allen, age 82, of Mansfield, died Monday, March 23, 1970 at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital. Friends may call Wednesday from 3 to 5 at the Shaw and Robena Funeral Home.  Funeral will be at the Canoe Camp Church of Christ Disciples, Thursday at 1:30 pm, the Rev. Kermit Clickner, officiating.  Burial will be in Prospect Cemetery. She is survived by a brother, Harold Knowlton of Mansfield; 3 nieces, Mrs. Edna Nicholson of Schenectady, NY, Mrs. Mary Rasmussen and Mrs. Mary Lou VanNess, both of Mansfield; nephew, Richard Knowlton of Mansfield. She was a former secretary to Dr. Richard Wilson and a former member of the Mansfield Columbian Literary Exchange; and a member of the Canoe Camp Church of Christ, Disciples. She married Richard Wentworth Allen in 1911.  He died in 1949.


KNOWLTON, Miss Frankie [SRGP 09966]  d. Canoe Camp Sunday, Aug. 3 in 18th yr., consumption, dau. Of John, bu'd Mansfield (see also 8/27) [Mansfield Advertiser 1884 6-Aug]


KNOWLTON - Mrs. Hannah Adell Spencer, [SRGP 09370] widow of Elwin Spencer, formerly of Mansfield, died March 28 [1931], at her home in Binghamton. The funeral was held last Tuesday at the Church of Christ at Canoe Camp. Rev. C. W. Houston, of Covington and Rev. L. M. Sparks of Alba, officiating; interment in Prospect cemetery at Mansfield. Mrs. Spencer was born at Canoe Camp Creek, 75 years ago, daughter of John and Elizabeth Kelley Knowlton. She was married 41 years ago to Elwin Spencer of Canoe Camp, and was the mother of one son, Denman Spencer of Binghamton. She is also survived by one brother, Kelly Knowlton of Canoe Camp. Her husband died about ten years ago. - Wellsboro Gazette, 8 April 1931


KNOWLTON - Harold (Buster) Knowlton, (SRGP 31212)  81, of RD1, Covington, died Thursday, September 20, 1979, in Troy Community Hospital. Born May 5, 1898, in Mansfield, he was the son of Charles and Mary Palmer Knowlton. He was a member of Canoe Camp Church of Christ, Disciples. He also was a member of the Mansfield Friendly Circle and the Mansfield 55-Plus Club. Surviving are his wife, the former Nellie Aumick, a daughter, Mrs. Edward Collidge of RD3, Wellsboro, a foster son, David L. Horton of Bristol, Va., and two grandchildren. The funeral was held Sunday at the church, Burial was in Prospect Cemetery. The Rev. Deborah Casey, his pastor, officiated. - Wellsboro Gazette, 26 September 1979


KNOWLTON, Kelley - (SRGP 08409) Kelley Knowlton died December 4 at his home on the Susquehanna Trail three miles south of Mansfield. He had been in poor health for some time. His funeral was held at the Church of Christ, Canoe Camp, Friday, December 7, at 2:30 p. m. Rev. H. L. Maltman, assisted by Rev. Myron Kauffman, conducted the services at the church. The IOOF had charge of the committal service. Burial was in Prospect Cemetery, Mansfield. The honorary bearers were Elias Baity, D. M. Retan, Frank Gillette, Emmet Snover, George Lamphier, R. E. Cleveland, W. D. Ramsdell. The active bearers were Frank Marvin, Nathan Niles, Jesse Inscho, Leon Baynes Alvert Bates, Wallace Lowe. He is survived by his widow; two sons, J. Dean Knowlton, who lives on the old homestead on the Susquehanna Trail; Chauncey S. Knowlton, Syracuse, N. Y.; four grandchildren; William Knowlton, Elizabeth Knowlton, Ruth Knowlton and Mrs. H. L. Burdick. Kelly Knowlton was born in Sullivan January 7, 1859, the son of John Knowlton and Elizabeth Kelley Knowlton. In 1879 he married Louisa M. Smith and in the Spring of 1880 they began life together on the Cochrane farm, one mile south of Canoe Camp, living there for a period of thirty-five years. He then purchased the Vedder farm a few rods farther south. Here he had lived for twenty-years. He was a charter member of the IOOF Lodge No. 526, also a member of the church of Christ, Canoe Camp, and of the North Elk Run Grange. Rev. Maltman used as his text the fourteenth verse in the thirteenth chapter of Hebrews: "For here we have no continuing city, but we seek one to come." Paying tribute to a life well spent, Rev. Maltman said, "Kelly Knowlton was a friend to all, reminding us of the lines of a poem by Sam Walter Foss: 'Let me live in a house by the side of the road Where the race of men go by; The men who are good, the men who are bad- As good and as bad as I. I would not sit in the scorner's seat, nor hurl a cynic's ban, Let me live in a house by the side of the road And be a friend to man." (Barb Conrad)


KNOWLTON - Loris K. Deming, 60,  [SRGP 19402] of Mansfield died Sunday, Jan. 3, 1999, at Manor Care North, Williamsport. Born Oct. 5, 1938, in Blossburg, she was the daughter of Richard and Dorothea Rose Knowlton. Preceding her in death were her father and one sister, Mary Jeanine. Surviving besides her mother of Blossburg are two sons, Daniel Strange and Michael Deming, both of Wichita Falls, Texas; one daughter, Debra Campbell of Mansfield; one stepson, John Deming Jr. of Blossburg; two brothers, Harold and David Knowlton, both of Mansfield; and two sisters, Pat Loud of Morresville, NC, and Peg Bogaczyk of Blossburg. There were no calling hours. Funeral services were held Tuesday, Jan. 5, at the Wilston Funeral Home, Mansfield, with the Rev. James Bellamy officiating. Burial was made at Prospect Cemetery, Mansfield. - Wellsboro Gazette, 6 January 1999


KNOWLTON, Lynn [SRGP 52760] d. "Tue." funeral at Lambs Creek "Thur.", son of Louis K. of Crooked Creek, age 10 [Mansfield Advertiser 1902 24-Sep]


KRAUSE - Mrs. Edith R. Boyce, age 69, [SRGP 15072] of 301 N. Williamson Rd., Blossburg, died Friday, Jan. 3, 1975 at the Hash Convalescent Home, Wellsboro. The funeral was at the Kuhl Funeral Home, Mansfield, Tuesday with Rev. Maurice Entwistle officiating. Burial was in Prospect Cemetery, Mansfield. She is survived by her husband Glenn W. Boyce; two sons, Glenn E. of Horseheads, NY, Richard G. of Laurel, Md.; one daughter, Mrs. Wendell (Shirley) Smith of Corning, NY; two brothers, a twin brother, Theodore Krause of Watsonville, Calif., and Joseph Krause of Whippany, NJ; nine grandchildren; one great-granddaughter. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Blossburg. She was born Aug. 13, 1905 in Lafayette, NJ, the daughter of Edward and Anna Distler Krause. - Wellsboro Gazette, 9 January 1975

KRAUSE - Gerhard M. Krause, (SRGP 85056) 85, of Aurora, Ohio died Tuesday July 12, 1988 in St. Luke’s Hospital in Cleveland, Ohio. Born March 13, 1903 at Buffalo, NY, he was the son of Michael and Bertha Link Krause. He was a retired ?? Supervisor for the Erie Lackawanna Railroad and a member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Buffalo, NY. His wife Lillian died April ?, 1988. Surviving are a son William of Aurora, Ohio and a sister Mrs. Edna Widener of East Concord, NY. There will be no prior calling hours. A graveside service will be held Thursday, July 14 at 2 p.m. at Prospect Cemetery, Mansfield. The Rev. Benjamin Nevin will officiate. Arrangements are by the Wilston Funeral Home, 18 North Main Street, Mansfield. - Wellsboro Gazette, 13 July 1988

1893 7 Jun D   Kritzer, Henry  (SRGP 86645) d. Jun 1st at Buffalo, NY., b. Dec 12th 1849 Richmond, Va., m. 1870 Miss Rose H.   Davis of Mansfield, left 2 children, funeral and burial at Mansfield 


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