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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Reading a series of obituaries from a single cemetery, as they are presented here, is like reading the history of a community. These people were the local populace at a particular time. The people buried here knew each other, were neighbors and relatives. They bought goods and services from each other and attended school and church together.  Numbers in parentheses are the Sullivan-Rutland Genealogy Project IDs. 

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Table of Contents of Prospect Cemetery Obituaries

NARES - Charles H. Nares, 77, [SRGP 86140] of Troy died Saturday, July 1, 1989. He was a 1929 graduate of Mansfield High School where he played basketball, football and baseball. He also enjoyed bowling and pitching horseshoes. In the milk business for over 50 years, he was a milk inspector for Dairyman’s League, Troy Dairy Farm and Eastern Milk Producers. Surviving are his wife, Helen Cease Nares; daughters, Mrs. James (Sylvia) Carery of Amoka, Minn. And Mrs. David (Bonnie) Morgan of Montrose; sons, Richard Nares of Moravia, NY, Jack Nares of Mansfield and Donald Nares of Rochester, NY; stepdaughter, Mrs. Walter (Rae Ann) Kakrotz of Elmira Heights, NY; sisters, Sarah Nares of Wellsboro and Mrs. Patrick (Connie) Cunningham of Springfield, Va.; brother, Kenneth Nares of Bath, NY; and several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Private services will be held at the convenience of the family. The Rev. Jasper Smith will officiate. Burial will be made in Prospect Cemetery, Mansfield. Arrangements were handled by Vickery Funeral Home, Troy. Memorial contributions may be made in his name to Troy Ambulance Association, PO Box 13, Troy, Pa. 16947 - Wellsboro Gazette, 5 July 1989

Death of Two Sisters - Mrs. Henrietta French, of Richmond, and Miss Mary Nares, of Elmira


NARES, Mary (SRGP 86983)  - [Glenwood cemetery at Watkins Glen]
NARES, Henrietta (SRGP 86493) - [Prospect Cemetery, Mansfield]
Miss Mary Nares, of Elmira, died Thursday evening at the home of her nephew, Charles Nares, in Mansfield, and her sister, Mrs. Henrietta French, of Richmond township, died Saturday morning at 5:30 o'clock. Pneumonia was the cause of death in both cases. Miss Mary Nares had gone to Mansfield to care for her nephew who was ill of pneumonia. The funeral of Miss Nares was held Saturday in Elmira, Rev. Hamilton Bennett, Presbyterian pastor, officiated; burial in Glenwood cemetery at Watkins Glen. Mrs. French was the widow of Mark French, prominent Mansfield resident. For many years he was the proprietor of the French Hotel in Mansfield, now the Smith Hotel. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. John Causer, of Elmira, and Mrs. Mabel Watson, of Philadelphia; and two grandchildren, and her brother, George Nares. of Corning, and two grandchildren. - Wellsboro Agitator, December 14, 1932, p.1 

NARES - Louis James Nares, age 73, [SRGP 85627] of the Wellsboro and Goodall Trailer Court in Mansfield, died on Thursday, June 29, 1978, at the Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital in Wellsboro. He was born April 20, 1905 in Mansfield the son of Louis and Anna Coveney Nares. He is survived by two nephews, Richard H. Smith of Mansfield RD2, and Gerry Keeney of Moscow, Pa. Funeral services were held on Sunday at the Kuhl Funeral Home in Mansfield with the Rev. Edward Trask officiating. Burial was in the Prospect Cemetery at Mansfield. - Wellsboro Gazette, 5 July 1978

NARES, Mary Keeney [SRGP 85628]
Mrs. Mary Nares Keeney, 53, died Wednesday afternoon, April 7, 1954 in the Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, after an extended illness. She was the daughter of Lewis and Anna Nares. For many years, she was associated with her mother in operating a tavern in this community. She was a member of the Presbyterian Church. Surviving are her husband, C. Wilmot; one son, Jerry, at home, and one brother, Lewis of Mansfield. Services were held Sunday at the funeral home, 18 North Main Street, with the Rev. John Hays and the Rev. David Griffith, Prospect Cemetery.

NARES, Sarah [SRGP 86154] - Sarah Nares, 93, a resident of The Green Home, Wellsboro, and formerly of Mansfield, died Monday, Feb. 10, 2003 at the home. Born June 27, 1909 in Mansfield, she was the daughter of Charles H. and Augusta Lind Nares. She was a waitress for many years at the Mansfield Diner and later was employed by Mansfield State College. She was preceded in death by her son, Stuart Nares. Surviving are a sister, Connie Cunningham of Springfield, VA; special friend, Joyce Bixby; several nieces and nephews. Calling hours will be held Thursday, Feb. 13 from 1 to 2 p.m. at the Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Crematory and Monuments, P.C., 637 S. Main St., Mansfield. Services will immediately follow the viewing at 2 p.m. at the funeral home with the Rev. Eugene Charsky officiating. Burial will be in Prospect Cemetery, Mansfield. - Wellsboro Gazette, February 12, 2003, p.6

NARES, Stuart A. [SRGP 86153] - Stuart A. Nares, 64, of 84 Sherwood St., Mansfield, died Monday, Jan. 27, `992, at the Hamot Medical Center, Erie. He was born May 25, 1927, in Mansfield. He had been employed by the Tri-County Rural Electric Company, of Mansfield, until 1981. Surviving are his mother, Sarah Nares, of Wellsboro; and several aunts and uncles. Calling hours were held at the Scureman Funeral Home, Mansfield, Wednesday, Jan. 29. Services were held following calling hours. The Rev. Eugene A. Charsky, chaplain of the Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro, officiated. Burial was made at Prospect Cemetery, Mansfield. - Wellsboro Gazette, January 29, 1882, p.12

NOTE- date on tombstone is 1930
NASH, Elizabeth [SRGP 09338] - Mrs. Elizabeth Lownsbery, who broke her hip 16 weeks ago, died at her home at Canoe Camp last Wednesday morning at 8:30, aged 79 years. The funeral was held Friday; interment in Prospect cemetery, Mansfield. She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Dora Dewey of State Road, and one son, Reuben Lownsbery of Lancaster; also several grandchildren. - Wellsboro Agitator, November 27, 1929

NASH, ELISHA (SRGP 01943)
 Elisha L. Nash died Monday at 6 a.m. at the home of his son, Edward Nash at Rutland, Pa.  He is survived by his widow, three sons, Edward and Millard of Rutland, Pa.; Dean of Bethlehem, Pa., two daughters, Mrs. Mabel Dean of Wilmington, Del.; Mrs. Hattie Nash of Horseheads.  The funeral will be held at the family home in Rutland, Pa., Wednesday at 1:30 p.m.  The Rev. Orey Crippen of Tioga, Pa. will officiate.  Burial in Prospect Cemetery, Mansfield, Pa.NASH, Everett Rexford - Age 96 of Mansfield, RD 2, Thursday, April 13, 1978. There will be no calling hours. Funeral services will be held at the Kuhl Funeral Home, Mansfield, Sunday at 2:30 pm, Rev. Glenn Dewey of Sylvania, officiating. Burial in Prospect Cemetery, Mansfield.

Everett Rexford NASH, (SRGP 04094)  age 96 of Mansfield RD 2, Thursday April 13, 1978. There will be no calling hours. Funeral services will be held at the Kuhl Funeral Home, Mansfield, Sunday at 2:30 p.m., Rev. Glenn Dewey of Sylvania, officiating. Burial in Prospect Cemetery, Mansfield. He is survived by his wife Anna Mason Nash; two daughters, Mrs. Ford (Evelyn) Cook, Mansfield RD 2 and Mrs. Paul (Ruth) Sterling of Gillett RD 1; six grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren. He was a member of the Bakersburg Community Church and was a retired Rutland Twp. Farmer. He was born Aug. 15, 1881 in Mansfield, the son of Elisha and Matilda Smith Nash.

NELSON, Dora [SRGP 77044] - Mrs. Dora Nelson Decker, aged 84 years, of Mansfield, died Monday. She was born in Sweden Valley, Potter county, March 11, 1851. In 1873 she married Ambrose R. Decker, who conducted a coal and wood business in Mansfield for many years. She was a member of the Methodist church and the WCTU. She is survived by the following children: Mrs. Edith Lamb, Mrs. Willis A. Davey, Mrs. Albert Sherwood and Dana and Fred Decker, of Mansfield, and Mrs. Reuben Cook, of Austin; 15 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held today at 2 p.m. - Wellsboro Agitator, March 20, 1935

 

NELSON George E. Nelson [SRGP 89784]

86, of Horseheads, NY, died October 20, 2012 at Colonial Ridge Elcor Health Care. He was born May 19, 1926, in Huxley, Canada, the son of John & Mary Ellen Hibbs Nelson. George retired after 40 years’ service as an engineer for CONRAIL. He had a passion for doing service for the Lord. George went on two "mini mission trips," one to Germany, and one to Peru. He was active at Horseheads First Baptist and at Gospel Baptist in Bonita Springs, FL where he wintered for 14 years. He also enjoyed his 80 acre home in Pine City where he had a few beef stock, worked the fields, and put in an extra-large garden for family and friends. George is survived by his wife of 32 years, the former JoAnn Elliott; 2 daughters, Peg (Pete) Albee of Cayuta, NY, Pat (Roland) Ford of VanEtten, NY; a step-daughter, Sharie (Lyle) Burling of Dunmore, PA; a step-son, Allen Malloy of Buffalo, NY; a sister, Phyllis (Glen) Roupp of Mansfield, PA; 2 special cousins, Millie (Mike) Colliss in England, & Chris (John) Houck of Plant City, FL; several grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, & nephews. George was predeceased by 5 Canadian sisters, Molly Turnbull, Grace Nelson, Edna Gibson, Eva Robertson, Elsie Custance. Friends are invited to call at the Wilston Funeral Home & Cremation Service 130 S. Main St. Mansfield, PA, Tuesday, 11 AM - 1 PM. Funeral Services will follow there Tuesday at 1:00 PM with Pastors James Mott & Mark Brown officiating. Burial in Prospect Cemetery, Mansfield, PA. Memorial contributions in George's memory may be made to the Gospel Baptist Church & School 24861 Old 41 Road Bonita Springs, FL 34135 or the Maple Ave. Baptist Church 1548 Maple Ave. Elmira, NY 14904.    Star Gazette – October 21, 2012

 

NELSON, John Edward (SRGP 87111)- John Edward Nelson, age 88, of Mansfield, died Thursday October 15, 1970, at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Glenn Roupp, Liberty. Funeral was at the Shaw and Robena Funeral Home Saturday at 2 p.m. Burial was in the Prospect Cemetery, Mansfield. Survived by son, George Nelson of Pine City; daughters, Mrs. W.L. Turndull of Vancouver, British Columbia, Mrs. Edna Gibson and Mrs. L.J. Robertson both of Alberta, Canada, Mrs. E.W. Custance of Winnipeg, Manitoba, Mrs. Glenn Roupp of Liberty, Mrs. William Auwarter of Mansfield; 17 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. - Wellsboro Gazette, October 22, 1970

 

NELSON, Josephine [SRGP 85894] - Mrs. J.W. Carlson, of Mansfield, died Saturday night at the home of her daughters, the Misses Clara and Gertrude Carlson, at Queens Village, NY. She has been ill since November. She is survived by her daughters; a son, Allen Carlson, county superintendent of the schools of Princess Ann, MD; a granddaughter, Alene Carlson; a sister, Mrs. William O'Donnell, Blossburg; three brothers, Daniel and Edward Nelson, of Liberty, and Andrew Nelson of Elmira. The funeral was held yesterday at Mansfield with Rev. D.J. Griffiths, pastor of the Baptist church officiating. - Wellsboro Gazette, March 6, 1941

 

NEWBERRY Julia [SRGP 38871]

1897 4 Aug D - Goldmyer, Mrs. Julia A. d. Mansfield "last Thur.", nearly 43, wife of Jacob, left 2 sons and 5 daus., also 3 bros. and 3 sis.

MYRTLE NEWELL "Baker" (SRGP 13813)
At the family home in Rutland at 2 o’clock on Monday afternoon last, Mrs. Myrtle Newell Baker, wife of Frederick Baker, died, following an illness of only a few hours’ duration.  Mrs. Newell was 40 years old, and is survived by her husband and two children.  The younger child was born twelve hours prior to Mrs. Bakers death.  The funeral will be held this (Wednesday) afternoon at 1 o’clock from the Dr. O. Newell homestead in First street, now owned and occupied by Mr. and Mrs. George Baker, parents of the husband of the decedent.  The Rev. Frank E. Eden, pastor of the Mansfield Baptist church, will officiate.  Mrs. Baker was the only daughter of the late Dr. O. Newell, and until her marriage, a few years since, her life was passed in Mansfield.  She was a faithful member of the Mansfield Baptist church and Sunday school, and of Elizabeth Rebekah Lodge, I.O.O.F.  By all who knew her whe was esteemed highly.  In the circumstances, Mrs. Baker’s passing is especially sad, and was coincident with that of her mother, who died on the day of her daughter’s birth.

NEWTON, Maxwell D. [SRGP 86058] - Maxwell D. Newton, 68, of 110 South Academy Street, died Friday, Nov. 22, 1974, at his home. Born April 8, 1906, in Sodus Point, NY, he was a son of William and Alice Gray Newton. He was a member of the Mansfield Presbyterian Church. Mr. Newton was a retired carpenter. He was a member of Old Oak Lodge 253, F&AM, Millport, NY. He also was a past president of the Mansfield Lions Club. Surviving are his wife, the former Pretha Roberts; a son, Earl, of Casanova, VA; a daughter, Mrs. Herman Rose, of Gaithersburg, MD; two step-daughters, Mrs. Anthony Sarcinelli and Mrs. Gary Boom, of Wilmington, Del.; a stepson, David Roberts of Neptune, NY; and 10 grandchildren. The funeral was at 3:30 p.m. Sunday at the Kuhl Funeral Home, with the Rev. William Emery, his pastor, officiating. Burial was in Prospect Cemetery. - Wellsboro Gazette, November 28, 1974, p.14

NICHOLS - At Mansfield, Pa, May 10, 1885, of dropsy of the brain, Bertha Dell Nichols, daughter of George P. and J. Nichols, aged 10 months and 25 days. - Wellsboro Agitator, 19 May 1885

NILES - Arlene Selbig, 56, [SRGP 68543]  of RD1, Lawrenceville died in Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro on Thursday, Oct. 18, 1984. She was the widow of Ardeen C. (Red) Selbig. Born Dec. 24, 1927 at Mansfield, she was a daughter of Russell and Mattie Clark Niles. Surviving are two sons, Russell and Kenneth Neally, both of Lawrenceville; four daughters, Miss Linda Neally of Lindley, NY, Miss Nancy Neally of Lawrenceville, Mrs. Waneta Peterson of Sulphur Springs, Texas and Mrs. Sue Margerson of Corning, NY; four sisters, Mrs. Rosa Stickler of Mansfield, Mrs. Reva Hall of Medford, Mass., Mrs. Regina Faughnan of Hampton, Va. And Mrs. Marcile Faughnan of Blossburg and several grandchildren. The funeral was held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 21, 1984 at the Kuhl Funeral Home, Mansfield with the Rev. David Weidman, pastor of the Lambs Creek Bible Church, officiating. Burial was in Prospect Cemetery, Mansfield. Friends were invited to call at the funeral home from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20 - Wellsboro Gazette, 24 October 1984

 

NILES Floyd [SRGP 05478] – Floyd Niles, 73, died Saturday at his home in Mansfield. He is survived by his wife, Alice; a daughter, Mrs. Cecil Garrison, of Mansfield; a grandson, Gordon Garrison, of Mansfield; a brother, Berne, of Manistique, Mich.; and two half-brothers, Russell of Lambs Creek, and Samuel, of Elmira. Services were held Tuesday from the funeral home, in Mansfield. The Rev. Floyd Guiles, pastor of the Mansfield Methodist Church, officiated. Burial was in Prospect cemetery, at Mansfield. – Wellsboro Gazette, August 22, 1946, p.3

 

MARGARET LUCILE NILES (SRGP 79578)
 Margaret Lucile Niles, aged 18 years, daughter of Mr. And Mrs. Floyd Niles, died at her home in Mansfield Feb. 13.  She was born in Tioga township, February 10, 1902.  She is survived by her parents and one sister, Mrs. Susie Garrison, of Charleston.  The funeral was held last week Monday, Rev. Mr. Phelps officiating; burial in Prospect cemetery, Mansfield. (The Agitator:  Wellsboro, PA, Wednesday, February 25, 1920)

NILES, Russell R. [SRGP 05473] - Russell R. [Gunner] Niles, 65, of Mansfield RD3, died early Tuesday morning, Jan. 8, 1953. He was a lifelong resident of Richmond Township and was a contractor for many years in this vicinity. Mr. Niles recently completed additions to the Mansfield Baptist Church and Covington Church of Christ. He was a member of Lamb's Creek Bible Church. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Mattie Clark Niles; daughters, Rosa, Marcile, Regina and Reva, at home; Mrs. Arlene Neally, Addison, NY; a foster daughter, Shirley, at home; three grandchildren; and two brothers, Samuel, Elmira; Bern, Michigan. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home, 18 North Main Street, Mansfield. The Rev. Glenn Dewey and the Rev. David J. Griffiths will officiate. Burial will be in Prospect Cemetery. - Williamsport Gazette & Bulletin, January 9, 1953, p.27
  

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NILES - Mrs. Susie N. Garrison, age 71, (SRGP 25572) 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 grandson, David G. Garrison; granddaughter, Nan R. Garrison both of Mansfield. She was born in Rutland, Pa. and was the daughter of the late Floyd and Alice Connibal Niles. She was the co-manager of Finesilvers Clothing Store, Mansfield; member of the Utopia Literary Club, Mansfield; member of the First Baptist Church; member of the Twilight Chapter Eastern Star, Mansfield.

 

NOBLES, Jane E. [SRGP 67186] Snover, Mrs. U. S. Jane E.) d. Mansfield June 14 in 54th yr., nee Nobles, b. Richmond Twp., left several children [Mansfield Advertiser 1884 18-Jun]

NORMAN, Bertha [SRGP 86064] - Bertha N. Locey, age 89, of Wellsboro formerly of Mansfield died on Thursday June 11, 1981 at the Green Home in Wellsboro. Mrs. Locey was born September 14, 1891 in Welsh Settlement, the daughter of Frederick and Jane Thomas Norman. She was preceded in death by her husband Edward Locey. For many years she operated a tourist home in Mansfield. She was a member of the Church of Christ in Covington, a life member of the Twilight Chapter No.475 Order of the Eastern Star, Mansfield, a charter member of the Mary Wells Chapter No.452 OES Wellsboro, a 50 year member of the Covington Boro Grange, a member of Pomona State and National Granges and a former member of the Rebekah Lodge of Mansfield and Covington. She is survived by one son, Frederick V. Locey of Mildred; 5 grandchildren; 6 great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Funeral and committal services were held on Sunday at the Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home in Wellsboro with the Rev. Maurice R. Entwistle officiating. Burial in the Prospect Cemetery at Mansfield. Friends may contribute in her memory to the Church of Christ at Covington. - Wellsboro Gazette, June 17, 1981, p.12 

 

NORMAN, Bertha [SRGP 86064] - Covington Chit Chat - Bertha N. Locey, age 89, died June 11, 1981 at the Green Home, Wellsboro. She had lived at RD1 Covington, prior to moving to the Green Home. She was a member of the Covington Church of Christ and Covington Boro Grange. Her son, Frederick V. Locey lived at Mildred. - Wellsboro Gazette, June 17, 1981, p.23

 

OBOURN George Obourn [SRGP 85535]

a prominent business man of Mansfield for many years,died at the Blossburg hospital Oct. 18. He had been ill for some time. Mr. Obourn was a native of Sullivan county and removed to Mansfield about 31 years ago. He began as a clerk and later was a member of the firm of Kelly, Obourn & Company. He was a member of the Episcopal church and was prominent in Masonic affairs. He is survived by two sons, Ellsworth, of St. Louis, MO., and Howard, of Pittston, PA; two grandchildren and two sisters, Mrs. Martha Palmer and Miss Susan Obourn, of Mansfield. The funeral was held Wednesday afternoon; burial in the Prospect cemetery. The Masons had charge of the burial services. – Wellsboro Agitator, October 28, 1925, p.3

 

OBOURN L.W. Obourn [SRGP 86309] 

died May 18, at his home in Mansfield. He was born in Sullivan county, January 20, 1863, son of John and Eliza Obourn. His first wife was Miss Emma Kelley [Kellogg], to whom four children were born: Lee, John, Nicholas and Mary. Of these only John and Nicholas survive. They moved to Mansfield when the Novelty Works started. On May 19, 1910, he married Miss Edna Shaw, of  Mansfield, and to them four children were born: Herman, Eliza, Wilbur and William. Mr. Obourn rose to be superintendent of the Novelty Company and when the plant was destroyed by fire, he, with O.L. Schanbacher, started the present company. The Mansfield Novelty Company is the largest manufacturer of wood spinning tops in the world and has established a wide reputation. Mr. Obourn is survived by his widow: five sons, John and Nicholas of Corning, and Herman, Wilbur and William, at home and one daughter, Elizabeth, at home. He also leaves one brother, George Obourn, and two sisters, Mrs. Martha Palmer and Miss Susie Obourn. The funeral was held Wednesday, Rev. F.P. Simmons, pastor of the Methodist church, of which Mr. Obourn was a member, officiating; interment in Prospect cemetery. – Wellsboro Agitator, May 27, 1925, p.3

 

OBOURN Martha [SRGP 89665] – Mrs. Martha Obourn Palmer died at her home in Mansfield May 7. She was the daughter of John S. Obourn and was born in Sullivan county, February 8, 1852. One sister, Miss S.A. Obourn, of Mansfield survives her. She was married about thirty years ago to Morris Palmer, of Elmira, where they lived till Mr. Palmer’s death. About twenty years ago Mrs. Palmer removed to Mansfield and took up practical nursing, which she followed as long as her health permitted. She was a member of the Methodist Episcopal church. – Wellsboro Agitator, May 19, 1926, p.3   

 

OBOURN – Miss Mary Obourn, [SRGP 88787] daughter of Lewis Obourn, of Mansfield, died at the home of her aunt, Mrs. Martha Palmer, June 20, at 8:30 a.m. The funeral was held June 22 at 3 o’clock. She is survived by her father, Lewis Obourn, of Mansfield, and two brothers, John and Nicholas, of Corning. –Wellsboro Agitator, July 3, 1918, p.2

 

OBOURN Susie A. Obourn ………….. sister of Martha Obourn Palmer

 

OBOURN William John Obourn [SRGP 80009]
age 91, a resident of The Shared Home, Wellsboro, PA, died on Sunday, November 7, 2010 in Broad Acres Health & Rehabilitation Center, Wellsboro, PA. William was born on September 28, 1919 in Mansfield, PA, the son of Lewis W. and Edna L. Shaw Obourn. He was predeceased by his wife, Arlene Lucile Higley Obourn in 2002.  He was a graduate of Charleston High School, Class of 1937, an employee of Corning Glass Works for 19 years, and retired from the United States Postal Service. He served with the 9th War Dog Battalion, 25th Regiment, 4th Marine Division during World War II and was a Purple Heart recipient from injuries received in the Battle of Iwo Jima. He was a member of St Pauls Episcopal Church, Wellsboro.  William is survived by one son and daughter-in-law, Lewis and Lana Obourn of Haines City, FL; five daughters and sons-in-law, Janet and John Sticklin of Wellsboro, Karyl and Garth Knowlton of Pioneer, CA, Joan and Ted Zuchowski of Wellsboro, Jean and Mike Lundgren of Wellsboro, and Wendy and Bill Bower of New Paltz, NY; 13 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren. In addition to his wife, Arlene, he was also predeceased by brothers Herman and Wilbur, and a sister Elizabeth Maynard.  Burial will be in Prospect Cemetery, Mansfield. A graveside service will be held at a later date at the convenience of the family. Friends and family are invited to a celebration at St. Pauls Episcopal Church, Walnut St., Wellsboro, Saturday, Nov. 13, at 1:00 p.m. If desired, memorials may be sent to the American Heart Association, 1704 Warren Ave., Williamsport, PA 1770; to Sempi Fi Fund.org, to provide financial assistance for wounded Marines and families; or to a charity of ones choice. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Crematory & Monuments, PC, 637 S. Main Street, Mansfield, PA.  Wellsboro Gazette - November 8, 2010
 

ODELL Charlotte Smith [09646]

Mrs. Martin V. Smith died Jan. 4 at her home in Mansfield.  She was born April 12, 1840, and at her death was 78 years of age.  She was the daughter of Alexander and Annie Bates O’Dell, and was born in Covington township.  At the age of 18 years she was married to Martin V. Smith and to them were born two children: Arthur F. Smith of Canoe Camp Creek, and Mrs. Lloyd Ballard, deceased, of Corning.  Mrs. Smith is also survived by six grandchildren: Clyde Smith of Elmira; Mrs. Guy Bishop of Endicott, N.Y.; Ross Ballard of Billings, Montana; Mrs. Louis Morgan, of Corning N.Y.; and Joseph and Martin Ballard, of Akron, Ohio.  Seven great-grandchildren also survive.  Two sisters, Mrs. Orison Cleveland and Mrs. Edward Maynard; three half-sisters: Mrs. Charles Lovell, Mrs. Charles Garrison, and Mrs. E. N. Pentley; also two half-brothers, Latavotte O’Dell and Oscar O’dell survive.  Wellsboro Agitator, 22 Jan 1919

 

ODELL - O’DELL - LaFayette O’Dell, [SRGP 00781] aged  82 years, died Saturday at 8 a.m. at the family home at Canoe Camp. He is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Earl Trask; a son, George W. O’Dell of Elmira; a grandson; a sister, Mrs. Bion(?) Landon of Mansfield. Mr. O’Dell was a member of the Church of Christ, of Canoe Camp; the R&AM Lodge of Mansfield. Funeral Monday at the home, Rev. David Griffiths, of Mansfield, officiating; burial in Prospect cemetery in Mansfield. - Wellsboro Agitator, 31 August 1938 [Odell is correct spelling of surname]

 

ODELL - Maud E. Trask, age 86, [SRGP 01193] of RD3, Mansfield, died suddenly on Friday, March 25, 1983. She was born May 16, 1896 in Richmond Township, the daughter of Lafayette and Jean Hogg O’Dell. She was a lifelong member of the Canoe Camp Church of Christ Disciples. She is survived by one son, Edwin W. Trask, Mansfield; three grandchildren, and six great grandchildren. Funeral services were held on Monday, March 28, at the Canoe Camp Church of Christ’s Disciples with the Rev. Deborah Casey, her pastor, officiating. Burial in the Prospect Cemetery at Mansfield. - Wellsboro Gazette, 30 March 1983

 

ODELL - T. Earl Odell, [SRGP 23351] 89, of Mansfield RD3, died Tuesday, September 23, 1958. He was a retired farmer. Survived by daughters, Mrs. Ralph Bentley and Mrs. Henry Fralic of Mansfield, Mrs. John Knaus of Wellsboro and Mrs. Frederic Butler of Tioga RD1; sons, F. Dean O’Dell of Hornell, Kenneth of Sacramento, Calif., and Horace of Mansfield, 22 grandchildren and 28 great grandchildren. Funeral will be held at Shaw and Robena Funeral Home Thursday at 2 p.m., the Rev. David J. Griffiths will officiate. Burial in Prospect Cemetery, Mansfield. - Wellsboro Agitator, 25 September 1958

 

ODELL - Verne B. Odell, [SRGP 04561] aged 69 years, died Sunday at 12:30 p.m., at his home in Mansfield. He was born in Sullivan Township, April 1, 1868, son of Judson and Lucinda Welch Odell. September 8, 1897, he married Miss Lulu Adams at Stonyfork. For eight years he conducted a general store in Tioga. Twenty-one years ago he bought a farm on the River Road near Mansfield, where he lived until May 1937, when ill health force him to retire. He was an active member of Tioga Valley Grange. Surviving are his widow, one daughter, Miss Lelah Odell, of the Flushing Hospital, Flushing, NY; four sons, Harold of Rutherford, NJ; Malcom of Endicott, and Willard and Robert at home; a sister, Mrs. Van Cleveland of Covington; two step-sisters, Mrs. Etta Seamans of Salem, Ore., and Mrs. Claude Harvey of Sullivan township, and a half-brother, John Cleveland of Covington. Funeral services will be held today at 2 p.m. at the home, and 2:30 at the Baptist church, Rev. David J. Griffiths officiating; burial in Prospect cemetery at Mansfield. - Wellsboro Agitator, 20 October 1937

 

O'NEAL, Effie [SRGP 23118] - Mrs. Effie O'Neal Bradway
Mrs. Effie O'Neal Bradway, 79, of Mansfield, Feb. 10, 1948.  Survived by husband, William D.; son, Raymond William Bradway of Florence, N.J.; sister, Mrs. Clara Barrows of Mansfield; brother, Bert O'Neal of Perry, N.Y.; three granddaughters, several nieces and nephews.  Funeral service at the Shaw Funeral Home Thursday at 3:30 p.m.  Rev. David J. Griffiths.  Burial in Prospect Cemetery, Mansfield.

 

O'NEAL - ELDENA HITCHCOCK - (SRGP 22767)  Eldena, wife of Lennie W. Hitchcock, died at her home in the borough last Wednesday night. She had been ill for about a year with cancer In February she was operated on in Blossburg hospital, and for a time seemed improved. In August, however, she seemed worse and went to Corry for treatment. Monday of last week Mr Hitchcock went to Corry and brought her home Wednesday noon, but she diedthat night. Mrs Hitchcock was 36 years old on January 16 last. She was born in Arcade, being the daughter of Mrs Clarissa O'Neal, who survives her and lives now in Mansfield. Sixteen years ago August 9th she was married to Lennie W. Hitchcock. To this happy union three remarkably bright and sweet children were born- Russell, Arlene and Pearl Glenna. They moved to Mansfield about seven years ago, and during their residence here Mrs Hitchcock has endeared herself to all who knew her. She was a sweet, lovable woman, ever ready with a smile and pleasant word. She was a member of the Baptist church and Rebekah Lodge, being a faithful worker in both organizations. Besides her husband, children and mother,, Mrs Hitchcock is survived by three sisters; Mrs E. C. Wade, Mrs W. D. Bradway and Mrs Jay Barrows, all of Mansfield; three brothers, Will and Bert O'Neal, of Franklinville, N. Y., and John O'Neal, of Buffalo. The funeral was held from the Baptist church Sunday afternoon. The Rev. F. E. Eden officiated and interment was in Prospect cemetery.

OLNEY, Charles H., (SRGP 79971)  age 83, of Covington, Pa., Monday, February 5, 1973 at the Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro, Pa. Friends are invited to call at the Auld Funeral Home, Blossburg, Pa. Thursday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral service there Friday at 2 p.m., the Rev. Mark Thomas officiating. Burial Prospect Cemetery, Mansfield, Pa. Survived by daughters, Mrs. Marie Ross of Horseheads, Miss Marian Olney of Covington, Pa.; two brothers, Frank Olney of Tarpon Springs, Fla., D. Harold Olney of Blossburg, Pa.; one granddaughter; one great granddaughter. He was a member of the Cherry Flats Baptist Church. He was born in Mansfield on May 12, 1889, a son of William H. and Mary Clemens Olney. He was a retired farmer.

1881 12-Jan  D  Olney, Nathan d. Nathan Olney (SRGP 86871) , Mansfield, Jan 10th, age 13th son of R. E. & May J.; scarlet fever [Mansfield Advertiser]

OLSON, Carl W. [SRGP 79953] - Carl W. [Wally] Olson, age 83, of State College, formerly of Covington, PA died on Friday, October 31, 1986 at his home. Born at Morris Run on July 3, 1903, he was a son of David and Lottie Carlson Olson. He retired from Arco Refining Co., Rochester, NY. He was a member of St. John's Church of Christ, State College. He also was a member of the Odd Fellows Lodge at Alma, NY; the Baileyville Grange, State College, and the Ferguson Twp. Senior Citizens in Centre County. He is survived by son and daughter-in -law, Duane R. and Elaine Olson of Miami, Florida; 2 sisters Ogda Wilson of Elmira Heights, NY; Viola Johnson of Albany, NY; 4 grandchildren, Sharon Olson Tinelli of State College, Chris Olson of Miami, Florida, Eric Olson of Rochester, NY, and Laurie Olson Eckenroth of State College; 6 great grandchildren. Family would like to acknowledge Rose Kanagy - during his last year she was his companion and aid. The funeral was held Sunday at Kuhl-Wilston's, 18 North Main Street, Mansfield. Burial was in Prospect Cemetery, Mansfield. The Rev. Ira Hindman, pastor of Covington Church of Christ, officiated. - Wellsboro Gazette, November 5, 1986

OLVER - The funeral of Charles Olver, [SRGP 85620] who died at his home in Chester, Pa., Wednesday night, was held in Mansfield Saturday afternoon, Rev. David J. Griffiths, officiating. Mr. Olver was a resident of Mansfield for a number of years. He is survived by his widow, Ida Johnson Olver, and two sons, Wey and Wyllys, both of Chester; also by two grandchildren. - Wellsboro Agitator, 27 January 1926
 

OLVER Lou (Olver) Sine [SRGP 88646]

Lou (Olver) Sine, age 96, of Bradford County Manor, formerly of Mansfield, PA, died Saturday, May 21, 2011 at Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, PA. Lou was born June 1, 1914 in Richburg, NY, a daughter of Thomas and Mary (Horton) Olver. She worked at the former Wellsboro Glass Factory and the former Eclipse in Elmira Heights, NY before graduating from Jean Summers Business School. She then worked for Wells and Goodall Pontiac in Mansfield, PA. Lou was employed as a foster grandparent, a member of the Mansfield Garden Club, the Rebekahs, and enjoyed bowling until she was 90.  Lou is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Stanley and Joyce Sine of Troy, PA; one granddaughter, Beth McClure of Tioga, PA; 3 great grandchildren, Rachael McClure, Tristan McClure, and D.J. McClure; 3 great grandchildren, Donald and Randi Bull, Kelby McClure; two special nieces, Marge McCoy and Cindy Kelly. Lou was predeceased by a sister, Ida Kelly.   Family and friends are invited to call on Thursday, May 26, 2011 from 5:00 to 6:00 P.M. at the Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Crematory & Monuments, PC, 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA. Funeral services will follow the visitation at 6:00 P.M. at the funeral home with the Rev. Steve Case officiating. Burial will be in Prospect Cemetery, Mansfield, PA.  Wellsboro Gazette – May 24, 2011

OMELION, PETER (SRGP 17113)
 Peter Omelion, aged 85, diedat his home at Powers Corners, Monday.  Mr. Omelion was born in Poland and came to America when he was seventeen years old.  For about fifty years he has resided near Mansfield, and has become one of the most highly respected residents of this section.  He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Carrie Omelion, four daughters, Florence, at home; Mrs. George Achzet, Mainesburg, Pa.; Mrs. Tracy Garrison, Daggetts, and Mrs. Frank Morgan, St. Louis, Mich.; and two sons, Roy Omelion, Addison, N.Y., and Marion of Mansfield.  The funeral will be held at the family home at Powers Corners Thursday at 2 p.m.  Interment in Prospect Cemetery.

OSBORNE - Charles L. Osborne, [SRGP 86480] aged 80 years, died Monday at his home at Mansfield. A son of Mr. & Mrs. Lucius Osborne, he was born at Jackson Summitt, Dec. 6, 1858. In October 1882 he married Miss Jennie Button. He had been a resident of Mansfield for the past 36 years. Survivors are his widow, two sons, Herbert Osborne of Atlanta, Ga., and George of Mansfield; a daughter, Mrs. B. E. Greene, of Cleveland, Ohio; a sister, Mrs. Frank Carey, of Elmira Heights; 11 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. The funeral will be held Wednesday at 1:30; burial in Prospect cemetery at Mansfield. - Wellsboro Agitator, 26 April 1939

OSGOOD, Eva R. [SRGP 27724] - Mrs. Eva R. Hager, 89, of Mansfield RD3, the widow of Chares Hager, died Saturday August 3, 1974, in Hash Convalescent Home, Wellsboro. Born in Mansfield on April 16, 1885, she was the daughter of Benjamin and Elizabeth McConnell Osgood. Mrs. Hager was a member of Elizabeth Rebekah Lodge 291, Mansfield and past district deputy of the Easter District of Tioga County of the Rebekah Assembly of Pennsylvania. She was past president of the Women's Christian Temperance Union. Mrs. Hager was a member of Mansfield Methodist Church. Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Harland Sherman, of Mansfield; four sons, Theodore of Waterford, Raymond, of Lavonia, NY, Neal, of Wellsboro and Homer, of Mansfield; 11 grandchildren; and 20 great-grandchildren. The funeral was at 3 p.m. Monday at the Kuhl Funeral Home, Mansfield, with the Rev. Richard Brenneman, her pastor, officiating. Burial was in Prospect Cemetery, Mansfield. A memorial service was held on Sunday by the Elizabeth Rebekah Lodge. - Wellsboro Gazette, August 8, 1974, p.19

 

OWENS, Charles [SRGP 09023]      d. Mansfield Monday, age abt. 58, left 1 child [Mansfield Advertiser 1883 07-Nov]

 

OWLETT - Rexford B. Owlett, [SRGP 75047] age 83, of Covington RD1, died Wednesday April 17, 1974 at the Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro. The funeral was at the Kuhl Funeral Home, Mansfield Saturday at 3 p.m. with Rev. Kermit Clickner officiating. Burial was in Prospect Cemetery, Mansfield. He is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Alford (Hazel) Hunsinger of Covington RD1, Mrs. Fleata Greer of Miami, Fla., Mrs. Donald (Mona) Cleveland of Mansfield; one son, Omar Owlett of Miami, Fla.; 16 grandchildren; 26 great grandchildren. He owned and operated a farm in Covington Township for a number of years. He was born May 12, 1890 in Middlebury, the son of Bert and Elizabeth Griffin Owlett. - Wellsboro Gazette, 25 April 1974

 

WILLARD H. (BILL) PACKARD SR. [SRGP 09921]  Buried in Oakwood - Obit is incorrect.

 

PACKARD - William R. Packard [SRGP 14960] - In Richmond township, PA, March 3, 1900, Mr. William R. Packard, aged 59 years. - Wellsboro Agitator, March 14, 1900, p.5

 

PAGE, Sarepta [SRGP 10145 ] Watson, Mrs. Russell - Mrs. Russell Watson d. "Sat." Richmond twp. in 70th yr., heart disease, 2 sons: Arthur and Enos, 2 Dau's: Fanny and Mrs. Samuel McConnell [Mansfield Advertiser 1896 06 MAY]

 

PAINE, Ida B.  [SRGP 85648] The funeral of Mrs. Ida Avery, aged 81 years, of Mansfield, who was found dead at her home March 8, was held Thursday. Rev. William Joel officiating; burial in Prospect cemetery. Dr. Harry Williams, of Elkland, Tioga County Coroner, stated that Mrs. Avery died of a heart attack. She had been living alone since her daughter, Mrs. Edythe Eichler, had returned to her home in Elmira. She is also survived by a sister Mrs. Mary Doughty, of Elmira and one grandchild. - Wellsboro Agitator, March 17, 1948

PALMER - AGNES COOPER:  [SRGP 86287] Agnes Cooper, 89, formerly of Elmira, N.Y., died Saturday, Dec. 11, 1999,at Broad Acres Nursing Home, Wellsboro.  Born June 4, 1910, in Farmington Township, she was the daughter of Charles and Wilda Ledbetter Palmer.  She was a retiree of Bendix Inc., Elmira, N.Y.  She was a volunteer at Arnot Ogden Medical Center. She was a member of the Methodist faith and the Elmira Birthday Club.  Preceding her in death were her husband, Allen; and one sister, Ailene Tyler.  Surviving are one daughter, Arleen Button of Mansfield; two sisters, Ruth Mitchell of Corning, N.Y., and Betty Lou Decker of Oxford, N.Y.; eight grandchildren, Elwin Button, Patricia Strange, Wilda Ottaviani, Joseph Button, James Button, Mark Button, Susan Edwards and Arleen Miller; and 14 great-grandchildren.  Calling hours were held Monday, Dec. 13, at the Wilston Funeral Home, Mansfield.  Funeral services were held there Tuesday, Dec. 14, with the Rev. Howard Woodruff officiating.  Burial was made at Prospect Cemetery, Mansfield.

PALMER – CHARLES L. PALMER, 82, [SRGP 86288] of Mansfield RD 3, died Thursday, Feb. 15, 1962. He was a member of Lambs Creek Bible church. Survived by wife, Mrs. Wilda Palmer; daughters, Mrs. Allen Cooper of Elmira, Mrs. Kenneth Tyler of Gooding, Idaho, Mrs. James Mitchell of Corning, Mrs. Cleo Decker of Neptune Beach, FL; brother, Onie Losey of Jackson Summit; sister, Mrs. James West of Pine Valley; 9 grandchildren; 9 great-grandchildren. Body at Shaw & Robena Funeral Home, Mansfield. Calling hours: today 7-9 pm, Friday 2-4 and 7-9 pm. Funeral there Saturday at 11 am, the Rev. Llewellyn Jones. Prospect Cemetery, Mansfield. Please omit flowers.
  

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GEO. L. PALMER PASSES AWAY (SRGP 03201)


Dr. George L. Palmer, for 50 years one of Mansfield’s leading businessmen, died Monday, June 1, 1953, at the Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro, following a brief illness. A son of Bert and Josephine Squires Palmer, he was born in Gray’s Valley, Sullivan Township, March 20, l880. He attended Mansfield State Normal School and taught for some time in the rural schools. 

In l903 he established a Jewelry business here and in 1907 he opened an office for the practice of optometry, both of which he conducted until his death. He received his optical training at the South Bend Optical School, South Bend, Indiana. For many years his brother, Robert Palmer, was in partnership with him. March 15, 1904, he married Miss Lydia Wheeler, who survives him. Dr. Palmer was greatly interested in sports and for many years was official timekeeper for athletic events at Mansfield State Teachers College. He was active in promoting all civic enterprises and was active in Masonic circles. He was a past master of Friendship Lodge, F&AM, a member of Zebulun Royal Arch Chapter, Mansfield, a past commander of Knights Templar and a member of Williamsport Consistory. He was a member of St. James Episcopal Church and Mansfield Business Men’s Association and treasurer of Prospect Cemetery Association. Besides his wife, he is survived by a son, George L. Palmer, Jr., of Newark, N.Y.; a daughter, Mrs. Harry Kaley, of Summit, N.J.; brother, Robert R. Palmer, of Tampa, Fla.; four grandchildren, several nieces, nephews and cousins. The body is at the Shaw & Robena Funeral Home, where friends may call and where the funeral will be held Thursday at 2 p.m., the Rev. Elmer H. Witmer, of St. John’s Episcopal Church, Westfield, Officiating. Burial will be in Prospect Cemetery. Bearers will be Warren Miller, Manford Lloyd, George Dyer, Lewis Nares, Douglas Dartt and Wilbur Johns.

DR. GEORGE PALMER (SRGP 03201)


Dr. George Lester Palmer, aged 73 years, of Mansfield, died Monday, June 1, 1953 at the Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital in Wellsboro. Born in Sullivan Township, he was the son of Bert and Josephine Squires Palmer. He was a member of St. James Lodge, No. 247, Zebulun Royal Arch Chapter, No. 296, of Mansfield, and the Williamsport Consistory. Surviving are his wife, the former Lydia Wheeler, a son, George, Jr., Geneva, N.Y.; a daughter, Mrs. Harry Kaley, Genoa, N.Y.; a brother, Robert, Tampa, Fla., and three grandchildren.
 

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PALMER, LEWIS M. (SRGP 8664)


 Mansfield—Lewis M. Palmer, a trustee of the Mansfield State Teachers’ College, long a local banker and for many years one of this section’s most prominent business, died Wednesday at his St. James Street home.  Mr. Palmer had been in failing health for several months but had been about town as usual Tuesday.  His death was a profound shock to hundreds of Mansfield friends.  Mr. Palmer was born July 25, 1875, the son of Charles and Lenora Ormsby Palmer.  He was graduated from the Mansfield Normal and the Mansfield Business College and also attended a Trenton, NJ., business school.

 For some time he was associated with his brothers in a farm implement business at Roseville, later becoming a salesman for a threshing machine company.  In 1907 Mr. Palmer became assistant cashier of the First National Bank of Mansfield, a position in which he continued until 1921 when failing health made necessary his retirement from active duty.  At that time he became vice president of the bank and continued in that capacity until 1930 when he was elected president.   Failing health again required him to relinquish his work in this year.  For many years he had been a trustee of the Teachers’ College.  He was an active member of the Mansfield, Methodist Church, Friendship lodge, F. & A. M. of Mansfield, the Commandery at Wellsboro, the Williamsport Con???  And Irem Temple, Mystic Shrine, at Wilkes-Barre.  Mr. Palmer married Miss J. Blanche Hanyen of Rutland in 1903.  They were the parents of a daughter, Louise.  Mrs. Palmer died in 1923 and the following year Mr. Palmer married Miss Bertha Roff of Mansfield who, with the daughter survives.  The funeral will be held at the home Friday at 2 p.m., the Rev. D. W. Baylis of the Methodist Church officiating.  Interment in Prospect Cemetery, will be in charge of the local Masonic lodge.


 

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In the death of Lewis M. Palmer, Mansfield lost one of her truly valuable citizens. He was active in many of our local movements and won high respect and admiration from those with whom he associated. As was stated in the Advertiser last week, he was born in Rutland, July 25, 1874, and he came to Mansfield at the age of 33 and had since made his home here. He started in Mansfield when the First National Bank was organized, acting as assistant cashier until 1921, when he retired because of illness. He still kept his interest in the bank and acted as vice-president and president for many years, until 1932. Soon after coming to Mansfield he was made a Mason in Friendship Lodge and served in various offices. He was a member of the Royal Arch at Blossburg., the Consistory at Williamsport, and the Shrine at Wilkes-Barre. He was a member of the Methodist Church, and served some time as President of the Official Board. His interest in church and Sunday School affairs was well known to those connected with that church.

 He was one of the principal organizers of Prospect Cemetery Association, and started the perpetual care idea in it, as well as serving as its president. Although he never played golf, he was one of those to help start Corey Creek Golf Club in Mansfield, There are various projects and organizations in Mansfield with which he was identified in a practical way. He started his business career in Rutland with George and William Palmer, who were agents for the Westinghouse Threshing Machine Company. After coming to Mansfield he became interested in the Tioga Washed Sand & Gravel Co., of which he was half-owner and secretary. It was largely due to the efforts of Mr. Palmer that the Mansfield-Jobs Corners road was put through, he acted as a connecting link between Elmira, Rutland and the various townships involved. Of late years he has been connected with the Ford Agency in Mansfield. He was a trustee of Mansfield State Teachers College at the time of his death. Mr. Palmer was married in 1903 to Miss Blanche Hanyen, of Roseville, and one daughter, Louise, was born to them. Mrs. Palmer died in 1928. In 1929 he married Miss Bertha Roff, of Mansfield, who with his daughter survives him. Of his home life there can be no criticism He was a man of high principle and integrity and carried this into his home. He was a devoted husband and father and greatly enjoyed his family. The affection of his immediate family, and also of his uncle, George Palmer, was the envy of home-loving people. In his business affairs and his personal contact with people he showed himself to be a real man and a Christian. He was jovial, sincere and kind in all his dealings. The very largely attended funeral and the mass of floral offerings were a testimonial of the esteem in which he was held.The funeral was held from his late home Friday afternoon at 2 o’clock with the Rev. D. W. Baylis officiating, assisted by the Rev. R. D. Stanley. Burial was in Prospect Cemetery, with the local lodge of Masons in charge. The bearers were Prof. G. B. Strait, Prof. Hugh Alger, Dr. W. R. Straughn, W. W. Allen, Charles Howe and Percy Coles. [1932 death]

PALMER, MARK E. (SRGP 05532)


 The death of Mark E. Palmer occurred at his home in Montour Falls, N.Y., Tuesday, March 4, after an illness of nearly 8 months, 23 weeks of which were spent in the Arnot Ogden hospital.  The decedent was born in Sullivan, Tioga County, July 12, 1870 and had for many years lived in or near Mansfield.  November 1921 he went to Montour Falls where he conducted a grocery store.  After disposing of his store he was employed by J. T. McKey in a Hardware.  He is survived by his wife, three brothers, F. A. Palmer, Hornell, N.Y., L. R. Palmer, Mosherville, Pa., and Smith Palmer, Troy, Pa., and by one sister, Mrs. S. M. Feathers, of Mainesburg.  Prayer service was held at the home Wednesday evening at 8 o’clock, Rev. Gardner of the M. E. Church, of which Mr. Palmer was a member officiated.  Funeral services were held Thursday at one o’clock at the M. E. Church in this place, Rev. F. P. Simmons officiating.  Burial was in Oakwood cemetery. - Tombstone is in Prospect Cemetery

Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: C:\TC\~srgp\new\mailbox.gifPALMER, Mary D. [SRGP 09316] - Mrs. Mary D. Knowlton died at her home at Canoe Camp Feb. 26 [1939]. She was born in Sullivan township, August 1, 1856, daughter of Mark and Angeline Palmer. She was married to Charles Knowlton September 24, 1879. Four children were born to them, Ross M., Walter J., Harold M. and Mrs. Richard W. Allen, who survive; one sister, Mrs. Clara Schucker of Sylvania; five grandchildren and ten great grandchildren. She was a member of the Disciple church of Canoe Camp for 51 years. Funeral services were held Wednesday; burial in Prospect cemetery at Mansfield. - Wellsboro Agitator, March 8, 1939 [Was postmaster at one time]

PALMER, Robert R. [SRGP 14320]
Robert R. Palmer, age 76, of Tampa, Florida, formerly of Mansfield, died Saturday, December 7, 1968. Mr. Palmer was in the jewelry business (Palmer Bros. Jewelry Store) in Mansfield for over 30 years. He was a veteran of World War l and was associated with the National Guard of Tioga County for over 20 years. He was disabled in World War ll and retired with the rank of Major. He is survived by his wife, Grace Burton Palmer, of Tampa; and two sons, Gordon of Tampa, Col., and Dale Palmer of Cape Kennedy; five grand children and one great grandchild. Funeral services were held this afternoon (Thursday) at 2pm at the Shaw and Robena Funeral Home in Mansfield with the Rev. Glen Dewey officiating. Burial will be in Prospect Cemetery, Mansfield. (Wellsboro Gazette December 12, 1968)

PARIS, Edna [SRGP 86030] - Mrs. Sam Walters, long a resident of Mansfield, RD, died early last Friday morning at Blossburg State Hospital, after a long illness. Mrs. Walters was 53 years old and the daughter of the late Mrs. Maude Paris of Corning. She is survived by her husband, Samuel Walters; and aunt, Mrs. Nettie Dann; and several cousins. Funeral services were held at the Shaw & Robena Funeral Home on Monday afternoon, the Rev. David Griffiths conducting the rites. Burial in Prospect cemetery at Mansfield. - Wellsboro Gazette, 12 April 1951

GLEN PARIS [SRGP 86028]
 Glen Paris, who was born on the Orebed road, lived at Lambscreek and Mansfield, son of Henry and Maude Paris, was accidentally killed at Mount Morris last Thursday while engaged in switching cars, says the Advertiser.  He caught his foot in a switch frog and fell.  While in this position three cars that had been kicked into the switch passed over his body.  Mr. Paris was a young man about 24 years old, and left Mansfield about five years ago, going to Corning, where his mother lives.  He secured work in the C.R. Maltby store.  Later, about three years ago, he went to work on the D.L. & W. railroad as brakeman.  Besides his parents, one sister, Edna, survives.  The remains of Mr. Paris were brought here Saturday and the funeral held at the Episcopal church at two o'clock; burial was in Prospect cemetery.  (The Agitator: Wellsboro, PA, Wednesday, September 5, 1917)

 

PARIS Henry [SRGP 86304]

Three Men Seriously Injured. One May Die – Drove on Track in Front of Train

A serious accident occurred at the Erie railroad crossing near the depot at Mansfield on Tuesday about 12:40 p.m., when a Studebaker car driven by Henry Paris, of Mansfield, was totally demolished by the Erie passenger train bound for Blossburg. Riding with Mr. Paris in the car were Homer Cleveland and Emmet Sherman, also of Mansfield. It was a plain case of carelessness on the part of the driver of the car, as it was about time for the arrival of the noon train. The engineer, seeing the car approaching the track, blew his whistle and applies the emergency brakes, but it was too late to avoid a collision. There were side curtains on the car and it is thought that this and the rattle of the machine itself prevented the driver from hearing the warning. There is a clear stretch of at least fifty feet at this crossing, and if Mr. Paris had been on the lookout he could have seen the train approaching. The automobile was wedged between the oncoming train and a box car on a siding. Dr. Leonard Neal, of Mansfield, was called and took the three injured men on the train, which struck them to the Blossburg hospital. The prospects of Mr. Paris’ recovery are slight, his back being seriously injured and his head severely cut. Mr. Sherman’s face was cut and he was bruised severely. Mr. Cleveland had several ribs broken beside several bruises. – Wellsboro Gazette, November 10, 1921, p.1

 

PARIS Henry [SRGP 86304]

Car Struck and Ground to Pieces by Train at Mansfield

Henry Paris was seriously injured, Homer Cleveland and Emmet Sherman were also badly hurt, last Tuesday afternoon about one o’clock when the car in which they were riding was run into at the crossing near the Mansfield station by the noon train which was just pulling in. The automobile was carried on the pilot of the engine, struck against a freight car on the other tracks, and was then ground between the train and the freight car, with the three men inside. Henry Paris sustained a fractured skull and broken vertebrae, which leaves him with but slight chance of recovery, says the Advertiser. Homer Cleveland had several broken ribs and was badly cut about the neck and Emmett Sherman was badly cut about the face and nose and had the fingers of his left hand crushed by the car wheel. The three men had been working on the Cleveland place west of the railroad tracks, and after dinner they all got into Henry Paris’ car to go to the polling place east of Mansfield borough line to vote. They drove onto the railroad track and failed to see the train until it was practically on them. The car was struck just behind the engine, and it was carried along on the pilot of the locomotive in a position at right angles to the train. The rear wheels of the automobile skidded along the road for about ten feet or so and the rear of the car struck a freight car, which was standing on the other track at the end of the platform. This freight car was carried along the track for about fifteen or twenty feet. By this time the auto had become wedged between the passenger train and the freight car and with its occupants was being literally ground to pieces between the two. Fred Brace, L.W. Hitchcock, Tom Coles, Russell Hitchcock and others were on the station platform and saw the accident. The train was stopped within two car lengths. Help came immediately from all sides, including passengers on the train, and medical aid was summoned. Dr. Neal arrived quickly and rendered first aid, ably assisted by Mrs. Robert Crossley and others. Mark Youmans and several others were also needed to help extricate the men. Drs. Doane and Harkness were out on calls, but were quickly located and on the scene. Station Agent Taylor, Fred Brace, Ed Roff, L.W. and Russell Hitchcock, Tom Coles, Fred Spencer, Rev. J.H. Bond and others also assisted. It took fifteen minutes to get the men out and it required considerable work with crowbars to pry the heavy pieces of the auto off the various parts of the men’s bodies. Emmett Sherman was lying on the track under the train, the wheels of which had passed over his fingers and would have gone over his head if the train had moved another foot or so. The steering wheel was broken and it is a wonder that Henry Paris survived the injuries he received. Homer Cleveland was crushed and twisted with the parts of the car. Mr. Sherman walked over to his home, but was taken to the hospital on the train with the others. The train was delayed about twenty minutes or so and then went on with the injured to the Blossburg hospital, where the ambulance was waiting at the crossing. – Wellsboro Agitator, November 116, 1921, p.2

 

PARIS Henry [SRGP 86304] – Henry Paris, of Mansfield, who was injured Nov. 8, at Mansfield when his car was struck by an Erie passenger train, an account of which appeared in our last issue, died last Wednesday about 2 p.m., at the Blossburg hospital. Mr. Paris’ skull was fractured and several vertebrae were fractured. – Wellsboro Agitator, November 23, 1921, p.3

 

PARIS, Lora [SRGP 86143] – MRS. LORA PARIS MATTISON, 75, of Mansfield RD 3, died Monday, Sept. 3, 1962. She was a member of the Mansfield Methodist Church. Survived by her husband, Emory Mattison; son, Donald of Mansfield; daughters, Mrs. Gertrude Erway and Mrs. Gloria Wagaman, both of Wellsboro RD. Mrs. Onalee Tice of Mainesburg; 6 grandchildren. Funeral service will be held at Shaw & Robena Funeral Home, Mansfield on Thursday at 2 pm., the Rev. Harry Sagar officiating. Burial will be in Prospect Cemetery.

PARIS - VIRGIL J. PARIS, [SRGP 82757]  age 54, of Mansfield RD 1, died Jan. 25, 1965 in the Robert Packer Hospital after an extended illness. Mr. Paris was born in Canoe Camp, a son of Henry and Augusta Cleveland Paris. He had been a farmer all his life. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Dorothy Tanner Paris at home; daughter, Mrs. Margaret Plank of Liberty; brother, Arnold Paris of Blossburg; 3 grandchildren; half-sister, Mrs. Ruth Doll of Buffalo and half-brother, Lawrence Stone of Tioga. Private funeral service was held at the Shaw & Robena Funeral Home at 10:30 am on Thursday. The Rev. Otto Marshall officiated and burial was in Prospect Cemetery, Mansfield.

 

PARIS Ward [SRGP 20505] – Mosherville Man Killed

Mysterious Auto Accident Causes Death of Ward Paris on Saturday – there appears to be some mystery connected with the death in an Elmira hospital last Saturday morning of Ward Paris, aged 29 years, of Mosherville, this County. The young man was found bruised and bleeding and with serious internal injuries, lying in a ditch near Bulkhead, NY, only a few hours before his death, and the car which he had been driving was lying overturned nearby. He was hurried to St. Joseph'’ hospital where he died in spite of everything medical science could do in his behalf. Just before his death young Paris said that he was driving along the highway near Bulkhead when a large touring car came charging along at tremendous speed and side-swiped his machine with great force causing it to swerve from the road and crash into a stone culvert where it overturned pinning him underneath. There were no witnesses to the accident though there have been reports of a large car, running at excessive speed, being seen a short distance from the scene of the accident. The New York State police are working on the case. – Wellsboro Gazette, September 18, 1924, p.6

 

PARIS Ward [SRGP 20505] – The sad death of Ward D. Paris, of Mansfield, who was killed in an automobile accident about three weeks ago, has previously been reported in these columns, but further developments reveal another story which will be of interest to every ex-service man or his dependents. Ward D. Paris was an ex-service man who had an honorable record of about two years’ service. He had failed to apply for his adjusted compensation. He was killed in an automobile accident and before application for compensation had been made. His mother is now making application for his compensation, but under the law she can receive only what the actual amount of his compensation would figure at the rate of $1 per day for home service and $1.25 for foreign service. This will mean about $600. Had he applied for compensation, his mother would be entitled to receive about $2,000. Because of his neglect to apply promptly for his adjusted compensation, his mother will lose approximately $1,400. This condition is unavoidable under the War Service Adjusted Compensation Act of Congress. It is therefore advisable for every ex-service man to make immediate application for his adjusted service compensation, if he has not already applied. – Wellsboro Agitator, November 5, 1924, p.6

 

PARKIN, Bessie B. [SRGP 86219] 1890 15-Jan D Barden, Mrs. William M. (Bessie  B.) d. at her bro’s (Harry Parkin) in New York City Jan 10th, apoplexy, buried there  Greenwood Cem., age 68, m. Dr. barden Jan 10th 1862 and res. Mansfield until his death. [Name inscribed on tombstone with Dr. Barden]

PARKS, Caroline [SRGP 89942]  – Mrs. Caroline Parks Smith, of Tioga, died Tuesday at her home on Main Street. She is survived by her husband, Elmer B. Smith of Tioga, and two sons, E. Karl Smith of St. Louis, MO, and Arthur P. Smith of Tioga. The funeral was held Thursday at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, Archdeacon H.E. Schmaus, of Westfield, officiating; burial in the Mansfield Cemetery. – Wellsboro Agitator, September 27, 1933, p.8

  

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PARKS - BURTON, MRS. EMMA PARKS (SRGP 57100)


 A Much Loved Teacher Answers Final Roll Call – Mrs. Emma Parks Burton Gave Most of Life-Time to Teaching Others Was Loved By All On Wednesday, January ninth, occurred the death of Emma Parks Burton at her home near Roseville.   She was born April 16, 1853, at Corning, N.Y., the daughter of Augustus Parks, who gave his life in the Civil war, and Sarah Davis Parks.  Her early years were spent in the Soldiers Orphan School at Harford, and later she was graduated from the Mansfield State Normal School in the class of 1876. 

 On September 15, 1892, she was married to Edmund S. Burton.  To this union were born two children; a daughter, Alda Grace, now Mrs. Robert Palmer, and a son, Walter Parks Burton, who survive to mourn her loss.  The greater part of her life was spent as a teacher.  For several years she was a primary teacher in the schools of Mansfield.  Only last year she taught the primary grades at Tioga, being compelled to give up teaching at the end of the year because of the retirement law.  The funeral services were held Saturday, January 12, from the home of her daughter, the Reverend Orey Crippen, a neighbor and friend, officiating.  The floral tributes which were many and beautiful showed the loving esteem in which she was held.  Her whole life was one of service to her pupils, her family and friends.  Wherever she was known she was loved, and will be greatly missed.  (Handwritten date 1924)

 

PARROTTE Charles H.

Age 88 of Elmira, NY died unexpectedly on Wednesday May 4, 2011 at home. He was the son of the late Walter and Dessa (Bryington ) Parrotte.  He is survived by children, Donna (Kenny) Alexander, Dolores Campbell and Charles (Linda) Parrotte: sister Gene Kelley, and Bernice Parrotte, brothers, Kenneth,and Carl Parrotte, 7 grandchildren, many great grandchildren. also his Red Star buddy Joe. Charles was predeceased by wife Pearl Parrotte, daughter Phyllis Parrotte, also sister Eleanor, and brothers, George and Jimmy.  Retired from Harding Brothers after many years of service, also a United States Army Air Force veteran of World War II.  Family and Friends are invited to call at Olthof Funeral Home, Inc. 1050 Pennsylvania Avenue, Elmira/Southport on Monday May 9, 2011 from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM with Funeral and Committal there at 7:00 PM, Graveside service will be held at the convenience of the family in Prospect Cemetery, Mansfield, PA   Those wishing may make memorials to the the Southport Volunteer Fire Department in Charles name. Special thanks to Debbie Voorhees for her wonderful care of Charlie as well as all his close neighbors.  Star Gazette – May 6, 2011

The Wellsboro Agitator, November 26, 1919
PASSMORE - Edwin Passmore, [SRGP 83273] one of Mansfield's valued citizens, died at the Blossburg hospital Nov. 18 [1919], after a short illness. He was taken to the hospital for treatment for kidney trouble and pneumonia developed, which led to his death. Mr. Passmore was one of the kind of citizens who is valuable to any community, and he had made his worth known in  Mansfield and vicinity. He was a shoemaker by profession, and he made it his profession. He enjoyed the work and his work was par excellence. We have often thought of Elbert Hubbard's saying: "Though a man live in the densest forest, if he make a better mouse trap than his fellow man, the world will make a beaten path to his door," in connection with Edwin Passmore and his work, says the Advertiser. He had saved part of his earnings and was well able to go into business, in fact did own a drug store here for a while, but he liked his work better, and he "stuck to his last," as the saying goes. He had been school director for many years, and had also served on the borough council. Here his work was marked with the thoroughness which he gave to everything that he engaged in. He was a man of good principles, faithful and loyal to himself, to his duties and to those who placed their trust in him. Mr. Passmore was fifty-three years old. He had been married about 29 years. He is survived by his widow and one son, Walter. There also survive, his mother, two sister, Mary and Prudence [Mrs. Harry Beach, of New Haven, Conn.], three brothers, Fred C., of Binghamton, NY; George, of Detroit, Mich., and Asa, who has been living at home.

PATTERSON Mary Eleanor [SRGP 85774]
Wellsboro Agitator - October 27, 1926
Mrs. Mary Eleanor Sweet, wife of David D. Sweet, of Mansfield, died suddenly at her home on Extension street, Oct. 18, about noon, of heart disease.  She had been apparently in her usual health up to the time of her death and was about her household duties when death came.  Mrs. Sweet was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., February 25, 1849 daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Patterson who came to America from Denmark.  December 31, 1871, she was married to David D. Sweet.  Four children were born to them, Solomon Sweet, of Lawrenceville; Nellie, Mrs. Frank Reep, of Corning; Wesley Sweet and Rembrandt Sweet, of Keuka Park, N.J.  She spent nearly all her married life in Mansfield and made many friends.  Funeral services were held Thursday, Rev. John Stanton, pastor of the Presbyterian church, officiating; interment in Prospect cemetery.

PAYNE - Mrs. Alice R. Matthews, 79, [SRGP 85631] of Covington, Pa., and St. Petersburg, Fla., widow of James B. Matthews, died June 17, 1956 in Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital following an illness of five days. She and Mr. & Mrs. Thomas E. Evans of St. Petersburg came north to spend the summer, the previous Monday, and on Tuesday she was taken suddenly ill. she was a member of the Church of Christ, Disciples, in Covington. Surviving are her daughter, Mrs. Thomas E. Evans of St. Petersburg, Fla.; two sons, George of St. Petersburg and Robert of Ocala, Fla.; a sister, Mrs. Myrtle Melhuish of Montrose, Pa.; six grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Funeral services were held on Thursday in the Covington Church of Christ, the Rev. Norman West, pastor of that church, officiating. Burial will be in the Mansfield Cemetery. - Wellsboro Agitator, 28 June 1956

PECK, Emerson [SRGP 85713] - Lambscreek, Aug. 28 - The funeral of Mr. W.E. Peck, aged 63, formerly of this place, who died of stomach and liver trouble last Sunday at his home at Lowman, NY, was held at the Methodist church here at noon on Tuesday. Rev. Theron A. Green, of Mansfield, officiating. The deceased had been in failing health for sometime. He was a veteran of the civil war, having served in Company G, of the 45th Regiment. He was a good man and was highly esteemed by all his acquaintances. Besides his wife he is survived by two sons and two daughters: Clark of Wellsburg, NY; Elmer L. of Lowman; and Mrs. D.M. Bailey and Mrs. Walter L. Bailey of Corning. He is survived also by two brothers, Mr. Lucine Peck of Lowman; and Mr. George Peck of Upper Lambscreek. The floral offerings were many and very beautiful, among them a handsome pillow from the GAR. Many of his comrades attended his funeral. Burial in Hope cemetery, Mansfield. - Wellsboro Agitator, August 30, 1905
[Note- In another article he is listed as William Emerson Peck]

PECK, Velma [SRGP 83142] - Mrs. Velma Passmore of 145 W. Prospect Ave., State College, PA, died March 28, 1958. Mrs. Passmore was born Feb. 28, 1869 at Harford, Susquehanna Co., PA, the daughter of George and Laura Peck. She came to Mansfield in 1889 when she worked at the Soldiers Orphan School here. Mrs. Passmore was a past noble grand of the Elizabeth Rebekah Lodge of Mansfield and an associate member of the Lady State Rebekah Lodge of State College. She was a member of the State College Senior Citizen's Club. Mrs. Passmore was the widow of Edwin Passmore who died in 1919. Surviving are her grandson, Robert Passmore of State College; nephews, Ward Bertholf and Lawrence Bertholf of Binghamton who attended the funeral and five other nephews, Dean Bertholf, Robert Bertholf, Keith Williams, and Ralph James. Funeral services were held in State College on March 31, 1958 with burial in Prospect Cemetery, Mansfield. - Mansfield Advertiser, April 1958 

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He spent about a year as masseur with dance marathons thru out New England and was Waltz King for a year in New England. He rejoined Lewis Publishing Co. and was with them until World War II when he served in the Coast Guard with the Navy from Sept 1942 until sometime in 1944 when he developed a dislocated disc. He went to Denver in Feb. of 1945 for Lewis Historical Pub. Co. and bought “Cozy Cottages” motel in partnership with his sister in 1946 and operated it until August of 1947. He and his family came to Mansfield at that time. He was a past master of the Mansfield Friendship Lodge F & AM and the Royal Arch Chapter and the Williamsport Consistory and Irem Temple of Wilkes-Barre. He was a past noble grand of Mansfield Lodge, IOOF. He was also vice president of the Mansfield Chamber of Commerce, was active in the Lions Club and was a past district governor. He was influential in establishing the Tioga County Eye Bank. He was a Boy Scout Committeeman and Republican Committeeman of Mansfield. Mr. Penno came to Mansfield in 1947 from Colorado. He worked with the Rose Chevrolet Co. as a salesman until it was sold to Baldwin Chevrolet. At that time he began working with Wells and Goodall and opened the Main Appliances in 1951. Surviving are his wife, Lorena J. Penno; daughters, Jerry Ann, Helen A. and Linda Lou and sons, George C. and Peter, all at home; sister, Miss Barbara Penno of Denver, Colo. Funeral was held at the Shaw & Robena Funeral Home at 2 PM today (Wednesday). The Rev. Donald D. Cronk officiated. Burial was in Prospect Cemetery. – Mansfield Advertiser, 12 April 1961, p.1

 

PENNO - George L. Penno [Sr.] [SRGP 86200] of Mansfield died May 5 [1948], at Kansas City, Mo. He is survived by his widow, sons Arthur P. and Norman G. of Salt Lake City, Utah, George L. [Jr.] of Mansfield; daughter, Barbara M. of Salt Lake City, Utah; brother, Edward, sister, Mrs. Herbert Jones of Providence, R. I. The funeral was held Sunday; burial in Prospect cemetery, Mansfield. - Wellsboro Agitator, 12 May 1948 [First Name is Charles on Tombstone]

Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: C:\TC\~srgp\new\cw100.gifAlmeron PERRY (SRGP 67164) d. Sunday Mar 3rd (1895) on Mainesburg Road, age about 48 (prob. Richmond twp.), b. Jul 15th 1846 to Marvin and Laura of Richmond twp., m. Aug 31st 1870 Miss Jennie Davey who d. Nov 10th 1877 2 dau's by J. Davey were: Hattie (Mrs. Mort) Patchen of Somers land, Nettie (Mrs. Carl) Parkhurst of Mainesburg, m. 2nd Nov 19th 1879 Miss Carrie Pratt, she had 2 dau's; his sisters: Mrs. J. M. Rockwell of West Burlington, Mrs. J. L. Webster of Shippen twp. and Mrs. C. G. Smith of Sullivan twp.

PERRY, Eliza - (SRGP 13785) ARGETSINGER, MRS. JOHN
    Eliza Perry Argetsinger was born January 12, 1828, in Tompkins county, NY, and died at her home in Mansfield, March 30, 1907.  She was married to John G. Argetsinger on April 14, 1850, and lived on a farm in Rutland till February, 1876, since which time she has resided in Mansfield, where she will be missed by a large circle of friends.  Naturally quiet and retiring, she was devoted to her home and loved ones, even to the last keenly solicitous of the welfare of her children and grandchildren.   She had been for many years a member of the Methodist church.  She leaves two children, James M. Argetsinger and Mrs. G. E. Decker, both of Mansfield, and six grandchildren.  Funeral services were held from her late home on Monday afternoon at 1:30, the Rev. A. H. Simpson officiating.  Burial was in Hope Cemetery.

 

PERRY, Miss Freelove [SRGP 67163] d. Mansfield last Wed. in 59th yr. [Mansfield Advertiser 1884 17-Dec]

 

WILLIAM H. PERRY [SRGP 86315]
                William H. Perry, 69, of Mansfield died Wednesday, May 2, 2001, at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro.   Born March 31, 1932, in Lindley, N.Y., he was the son of William and Bertha Cranmer Perry.  He was a retired farmer and truck driver, and was a member of the Church of  Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Mansfield.  Surviving are two daughters, Loretta Perry of Kathleen Fla., and Mary Perry; three sons, William H. Perry Jr. and Ward Perry, both of Taladega, Ala., and William Moody; two stepsons, Robert Marble Sr. of Middlebury Center and Richard Marble Sr. of Mansfield; two stepdaughters, Barbara Blowers of Burlington, W.Va., and Debra Brown of Shinglehouse; 33 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and several brothers and sisters. Funeral services will be held at the convenience of the family.  Burial will be made at Prospect Cemetery, Mansfield. Funeral arrangements are being handled by the Wilston Funeral Home, 18 N. Main Street, Mansfield.

PETTINGILL - The funeral of Mrs. Eunice Pettingill Comfort, [SRGP 42108] 76, who died at her home in Richmond Township Friday, was held at 1 o’clock Monday at the home. The Rev. Charles Holenbeck, pastor of the Painter Run Free Methodist Church, officiated, and burial was made in Prospect Cemetery, Mansfield. Mrs. Comfort had lived in this vicinity for 60 years, and is survived by her husband, Jesse Comfort; a daughter, Mrs. George Claflin [?]; a brother, George Pettingill of Waterloo, NY; a sister, Mrs. Flora Watson of Hilton, NY; one granddaughter and one great-granddaughter. - Wellsboro Gazette, 3 February 1938
  

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PHELPS - Dean E. Phelps, [SRGP 12033] 76, of Mansfield, who was a member of one of the first All-American football teams, died July 3, 1957, following a long illness. Mr. Phelps, a former educator, was a retired farmer and justice of the peace of Richmond Township for the past six years. He was an elder of the Canoe Camp Church of Christ, Disciples. Mr. Phelps was a graduate of Mansfield State Teachers College and attended Bucknell University. 

He taught school at Gibson, NY. Later he was principal at Mill Hall and at Covington. He also served as football coach at Mansfield State Normal School. He was a member of the North Elk Run Grange. He served as a member of the board of directors of the Coudersport Credit Assn. For 25 years. Surviving are his wife, Mattie; one daughter, Mrs. Fred O. Bennett, Fort Sam Houston, Texas; his stepmother, Mrs. Ethelyn Phelps, Liberty; one brother, Ward Phelps, Mansfield RD; three sisters, Mrs. Marie Rector of Los Angeles, Mrs. Hazel Richards of Mansfield RD1, and Mrs. Esther Brown of Liberty. He is also survived by two grandchildren. The Rev. Norman E. West, pastor of the Canoe Camp Church of Christ, Disciples officiated at funeral services Saturday afternoon at the church. Burial was in Prospect Cemetery. - Wellsboro Agitator, 11 July 1957

 

PFITZENMAIER, M. Marie [SRGP 84697] - M. Marie Burt, 90, of RD2, Box 330, Mansfield, died Friday, March 8, 1991 at home. Born March 17, 1900 in Canisteo, NY, she was the daughter of Robert and Rose Stephens Pfitzenmaier. She was a member of the Canoe Camp Church of Christ Disciples and the Helpful Home Circle. Preceding her in death were her husband of 39 years, H. Plynn Burt, on Nov. 12, 1959 and a son, Robert Burt, in January of 1941. Surviving are sons and daughters-in-law, Jack and Janet Burt, Russell and Helen Burt; daughter and son-in-law, June and Arthur Abreu, all of Mansfield, 12 grandchildren; 14 great grandchildren; one great great grandchild; and several nieces and nephews. Friends were invited to call at the Scureman Funeral Home, Mansfield, on Sunday, March 10. The funeral service was held there on Monday, March 11, at noon, with the Rev. Ira Hindman officiating. Burial was made in Prospect Cemetery, Mansfield. The family furnished flowers. Memorial contributions may be made to the Mansfield Ambulance Association, Mansfield, PA 16933 or the American Hear Association, 5 Rectory Lane, Wellsboro, PA 16901. - Wellsboro Gazette, March 13, 1991, p.10 

 

PHELPS Floyd Phelps [SRGP 12032] – Canoecamp, Oct. 15 – Floyd Phelps died at his home on Canoe Camp creek Oct. 12, of cancer, aged 68 years. About two years ago he underwent an operation which failed to give him relief. He is survived by his widow, two sons and three daughters. About 40 years ago he was one of the leading business men of Covington, having conducted a drug store there for many years. Funeral Thursday; burial at Mansfield. – Wellsboro Agitator, October 21, 1925, p.4

 

PHELPS Floyd

Mrs. Mark Rector, of Green Castle, Ind., who was called here by the illness and death of her father, Floyd Phelps, has returned home. – Wellsboro Agitator, November 25, 1925, p2

 

PHELPS - Hazel E. Richards, age 87,  [SRGP 12035] of Blossburg, died Monday, May 27, 1974 at her home. Funeral was at the Kuhl Funeral Home in Mansfield Thursday at 3 p.m. with Rev. Kermit Clickner officiating. Burial was in Prospect Cemetery in Mansfield. She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Clifford (Ivah) Arbogast of Blossburg; one brother, Ward Phelps of Covington; one sister, Mrs. Esther Brown of Liberty; one sister-in-law, Mrs. Mattie Phelps of Mansfield RD3; two grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren; one great great-grandson; several nieces and nephews. She was a member of the Lucy Rebekah Lodge of Covington, member of the Covington Township School Board for 26 years, and a member of the Covington Church of Christ. She is the widow of Edward Richards. She was born February 13, 1887 in Covington, the daughter of Floyd and Anna Dewey Phelps. - Wellsboro Gazette, 6 June 1974

PHELPS - HIRAM V. PHELPS [SRGP 85798] was born Aug. 24th, 1837, the youngest of eight children of Mary Alice and Oliver H. Phelps, very early residents of Mansfield. He had always made his home there until the death of his wife, Emma, in 1897, and his own failing health compelled him to live with relatives. About four weeks ago he went to Austinville to visit, where he died on Sept. 1, 1916. The body was taken to Mansfield for burial in Prospect cemetery. Two children survive him; Mrs. Isaac M. VanDuyn, of Seneca Falls, NY and Volcut C., of Wellsboro. ---- WELLSBORO AGITATOR, 13 SEPT. 1916, p.2

Mr. John M. Phelps, (SRGP 85796) Superintendent of the Mansfield iron works, died in that borough last Saturday afternoon.  (Tuesday, October 16, 1883, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

PHELPS, Lydia "Mrs. Isaac Holden" [SRGP 75810] d. "Today" Mansfield, age 74 yrs., 8 mos., 2 da., stroke, dau. of late Gilbert   Phelps, b. a Guilford, Ny., Husband d. 1893, she had: C. A. Holden and Carrie   Holden, Mansfield; Mrs. George Dorsett, Jersey Shore; Mrs. L. F. Grover,  Buffalo; also 2 bros: W. C. Phelps, Buffalo; frank, Lymanville, Pa., and 2 sis. Mrs.  W. W. Mann, Whitesville, Ny., and Mrs. Barney Whitteker, Canoe Camp

PHELPS, Mary (SRGP 85788) 1897 6 Oct D Cook, Mrs. Mary A. widow of Minor Cook, d. this morning at Mansfield, age 78, sis. Of Mrs. P. R. Dorset

PHELPS, Sophronia [SRGP 65699] - Mrs. Philetus Dorsett, aged about 75 years, died on the 20th instant at her home in Mansfield, after being in long continued ill health and suffering an attack of pneumonia. She was an aunt of Deputy Sheriff Edward B. Dorsett. Her family name was Phelps, and her life was spent in Richmond township. Besides her husband she is survived by three children, Mr. George Dorsett of Jersey Shore, and Mrs. Charles Holden and Mrs. Henrietta Bodine, both of Mansfield. - Wellsboro Agitator, January 29, 1902

 

PHELPS - Volcutt C. Phelps [SRGP 86314] Died Friday

Found Unconscious Thursday Night on Pearl Street - Coroner White Made Investigation

Volcutt C. Phelps, aged 62 years, of Wellsboro, formerly of Mansfield, died Friday morning at the Blossburg Hospital. He was found unconscious on Pearl street about 6 o'clock Thursday night. He was taken to the Borough Building and Dr. Fay X. Field was called and Mr. Phelps was taken to the Blossburg hospital , where he died without regaining consciousness. It is said that Mr. Phelps had been riding in the car of E.J. Cole of Elmira, a tobacco salesman, assisting with the baggage. Whether Mr. Phelps fell out of the car, or suffered a heart attack after alighting from the machine is not known. Cole was arrested on the charge of driving a motor vehicle while intoxicated, pleaded guilty before Judge Howard F. Marsh on Friday and was sentenced to one year in jail and a fine of $200 and costs. Mr. Phelps has resided in Wellsboro for over 25 years, being an employee of the milk condensery most of that time. He boarded at the home of Clark Rexford on Academy street. Mr. Phelps is survived by a sister and several nephews and nieces residing at Macedon, NY. He was a son of the late Hiram Phelps of Mansfield. Coroner William F. White, assisted by Dr. Fay X. Field, of Wellsboro and Dr. Meeker, of Mansfield, performed an autopsy Friday night at the undertaking rooms of Evans Brothers, and sent the contents of the stomach to Harrisburg for analysis. It is believed, however that Mr. Phelps died from natural causes, probably a heart attack. The funeral was held yesterday afternoon, at the Free Methodist church of which Mr. Phelps was a member. Rev. E.A. Annable officiating; burial at Mansfield. - Wellsboro Agitator, November 12, 1930,p.1   

 

PORTER, Louise [SRGP 86499]  BEACH, Mrs. B. Louise
Age 66, of 59 East Ave., Wellsboro, formerly of Mansfield, Friday, Feb. 26, 1965.  Friends may call at the Shaw and Robena Funeral Home, Mansfield, Saturday 7 to 9 p.m. and Sunday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and Sunday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.  Funeral there Monday at 3 p.m., the Rev. Glenn Dewey.  Prospect Cemetery, Mansfield.  Survived by husband, Floyd F. Beach; son Earl F. of Morristown, N.J.; daughters Mrs. Lois Marie Colby of Wellsboro, Mrs. Margaret A. McInvoy of Slippery Rock, Pa., sisters, Mrs. Margaret Reed of Pine City and Mrs. Bessie Foster of Port Huron, Michigan; step-mother, Mrs. Elsie Stout, Takoma Park, Md.; brother, George Porter of Wellsboro; ten grandchildren; three great grandchildren.

POST, Charles (SRGP 86008) - Mr. Charles Post, aged 48, died suddenly on Oct. 14 at his home at Canoe Camp. His wife [Nellie Tuttle], one son, Walter of Mansfield, and one daughter, Hazel, survive him. Mr. Post was a member of Mansfield Lodge, IOOF, and of the Christian church of Canoe Camp. The funeral was held on Oct. 17 at 1 p.m., Rev. M. Jackson, of Covington, officiating; burial in Prospect cemetery, Mansfield. Sixty-five members of Mansfield Lodge, IOOF, and 15 members of the Covington Odd Fellows' Lodge, attended the funeral in a body. - Wellsboro Agitator, October 27, 1909

POTTER - Mrs. Jacob A. Cox
Mrs. Jennie Potter Cox, (SRGP 80079) aged 74 years, died April 25.  She was a member of the Mansfield Methodist church, and the Eastern Star at Willshire, Ohio.  She was a former resident of Willshire and of New Castle.  The Mansfield American Legion, Austin-Cox Post, was named for her son, John, who was the first local man to be killed in the war.  Surviving are her husband, Jacob A., a son, Gilbert of Japton, Ark.: a daughter, Mrs. Genevieve Cox Shaw, of Mansfield:  three grandsons, Bryce and Jack Shaw, of Mansfield:  Gilbert A. Cox of New Castle:  three granddaughters, Mrs. James Minnick, of Philadelphia:  Mrs. Robert White, of New Castle:  Patience Lee Cox of Willshire: and two great grandchildren.  Funeral services were held Friday: Rev. Floyd Guiles officiating: burial in Prospect Cemetery.

 

POWERS, Jennie [SRGP  82822] Vedder, Mrs. Jennie H. Powers d. Canoe Camp Mar. 9 age 41, b. 14 Sept. 1849 Groton, N.Y. to William & Jane A. Powers (he d. 12 Sept. 1888 & Jane d. 23 Aug. 1889) m. 26 May 1877 Bert M. Vedder & had 1 dau. Alice Marian.  Bur'd Hope Ceme., Mansfield. See 3/18 [Mansfield Advertiser 1891 11-Mar]

 

POWERS - Patrick Powers, aged 64 years of Mansfield, died Jan. 1. Funeral services were held last week. Rev. D.J. Griffiths officiating; burial in Prospect cemetery. Mr. Powers had lived in Mansfield eleven year. He was born in County Cork, Ireland. Surviving are his widow, a daughter, Mrs. Harold Watkins, and two stepsons, Raymond and Leo Masten, of Mansfield.

Patrick POWERS
Patrick Powers, 65, died Saturday, December 3, 1939, at 9:35 p.m. at his home on East Elmira Street.  Mr. Powers was born in County Cork, Ireland, march 20, 1874.  He came to this country when 17 years of age and has resided in Schenectady, Syracuse, Rochester and other New York cities, coming to Mansfield 11 years ago.  May 21, 1920, he married Mrs. Alida Bayles Masten, who survives him.  Other survivors are a daughter, Kathryn Powers, stepdaughter, Mrs. Harold Watkins, and two stepsons, Raymond and Leo Masten.  Funeral services were held today at 2:30 p.m. at the home, the Rev. David J. Griffiths, of the Baptist Church, officiating.  Burial in Prospect Cemetery.

POWERS, Robert R.
 Age 23, of 709 Bonview St., Friday, April 7, 1967.  Friends may call at Ballard & Lindgren Funeral Home Saturday 7 to 9 p.m. and Sunday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.  Funeral there Monday at 11 a.m., the Rev. Robert A. Delorme.  Prospect Cemetery, Mansfield, Pa.  Survived by parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ray A. Powers, with whom he resided; brothers, John, at home and Donald of New York City; three sisters, Mrs. Kenneth (Leona) De Haas, Elmira Heights, Mrs. Richard (Dretta) Durgin of Germany, and Mrs. Robert (Mary Ann) Hartman of Elmira; a grandmother, Mrs. Carrie Hunt, Columbia Cross Roads; several aunts and uncles.  He was an employee of Remington Rand.

PRATT, Carrie [SRGP 76530] - Mrs. Carrie Pratt Perry aged 78 years, of Mansfield, died Sunday evening at 6:30 o'clock at the home of her niece, Mrs. Herbert Evans, in East Charleston. She is survived by one brother, Dr. Frank Pratt, of Bentley Creek, PA; and two sisters, Mrs. Emma Rice of Charleston, and Mrs. Clark Kingsley of Mansfield. She was the widow of Almerion Perry, who died 37 years ago. The funeral will be held at the late home of the deceased in Mansfield at 1:30 today. - Wellsboro Agitator, March 16, 1932
  

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MARIA PRATT KINGSLEY (SRGP 79924)The subject of this sketch was a daughter of Edwin and Martha Wilcox Pratt and was born on her father’s farm near Whitneyville, Tioga County, Pennsylvania, on September 9th, 1858. When a young girl she united with the Methodist Church at Whitneyville and remained ever faithful to her church vows. She received her education in the little school house that stood on the edge of her father’s farm and the Mansfield State Normal School

She taught sixteen terms of school in Richmond and Sullivan Townships. This was when they had terms of three and four months and some terms she was required to "board around" among the patrons of the school. Her salary ranged from $12 to $37 per month. She was united by marriage on January 24th, 1894, to Clarke D. Kingsley, a Richmond Township farmer. About thirty years ago she became a member of Tioga Valley Grange at Mansfield, it was when we drove horses, her home was 4 ½ miles from the Grange Hall and at the end of three years membership she had been absent from three meetings. She never permitted her Grange work to interfere with her church duties. She and her husband moved from the farm to Mansfield on March 1st, 1926. She was a good step-mother. Her most marked traits of character were reliableness, the spending of money wisely, not penurious, and punctuality. She died at her home on Brooklyn Street, September 18, 1934, following an illness of five days. She is survived by her husband Clarke D. Kingsley, a son Edwin P. Kingsley of Mansfield, two step-sons, George Kingsley of Mansfield RD and Malcolm D. Kingsley of Rutland; one grandson; a brother Dr. Frank L. Pratt of Wellsburg, N.Y. and a sister Mrs. Emma Rice of Mansfield. The funeral was held on Thursday at 2 p.m. at the home. The floral tributes were many and beautiful. The Rev. Douglas Baylis, of the Methodist Church, officiated. Interment in Prospect Cemetery. The pallbearers were N. M. Beach, Verne Odell, George Paris, O. L. Schanmacher, James Searles, Eli Tong.

Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: C:\TC\~srgp\new\apple.gifPRATT, Theresa [SRGP 86460] - Theresa Dewey Hastings, age 87, died Thursday, April 24, 1980, in Ustis, Florida. She was a former resident of Luther Mills, PA. she was born April 19, 1893, in Mansfield. She was a retired school teacher and a member of the Seventh Day Adventist Church. She is survived by husband, Carl H. Hastings; a son, Raymond D. Dewey of Richmond, VA; a daughter, Mrs. Walter [Beatrice] Wanck of Waynesboro, PA; three grandsons, Raymond Dewey Jr., and Jeffrey Dewey of Richmond, VA, and Dr. William N. Wanck of Syracuse; two great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held Tuesday at the Marriott Funeral Home at Luthers Mills, PA, followed by burial in Prospect Cemetery at Mansfield. - Wellsboro Gazette, April 30, 1980, p.12


[Note- She is buried as Teresa P. Dewey next to first husband, Burr A. Dewey.] 

PRECIT, Edward T. [SRGP 82580] - Edward T. Precit, 86, of 47 Sullivan Street, Mansfield, died Saturday, May 20, 1964, in the Blossburg State Hospital. Born in Mansfield, he was the son of Henry and Margaret McEntee Precit. Mr. Precit was a retired employee of the Mansfield Novelty Co. Surviving are a son, Ernest, of Elmira, NY; a daughter, Mrs. Hildreth Faber, of Mansfield; a brother, John of Mansfield; a sister, Mrs. Nellie Wood, of Hatboro; a grandson; and two great-grandchildren. The funeral was Tuesday at Shaw & Robena's. The Rev. Harry Sagar, a Methodist minister, officiated. Burial was in Prospect Cemetery. - Wellsboro Gazette, June 4, 1964

PRECIT, Grace M. Bryant [SRGP 65745]
Mrs. Grace Mae Bryant, aged 71 years, a lifelong resident of Mansfield, widow of Ransom Bryant, died July 14, 1950. She is survived by one son, Fred Spencer of Chester, Pa.; sisters, Mrs. Lelia Cleveland of Mansfield with whom she resided, Mrs. Ann Bohen of Mansfield, and Mrs. Lottie Crohmer of Elkland; a brother, John Precit of Utica; three step-sons, Leon Bryant, of Williamsport, Fred Bryant of Elmira and Ollie Bryant of Long Island. The funeral was held Monday; burial in Prospect Cemetery at Mansfield.

PRECIT  Faber, Hildreth C. [SRGP 84994]
Mrs. Hildreth C. Faber age 74 of 805 Roe Avenue, Elmira, formerly of Mansfield, died July 16, 1976 at Arnot Ogden Hospital. Funeral service was at the Olthof Funeral Home, July 20 with Rev. Bruce P. Cummings officiating. Interment at Prospect Cemetery, Mansfield. She is survived by family, Joseph and Sharon Faber of Horseheads; Joseph John Faber IV and Cheryl Lynn Faber both of Horseheads; Howard and Nellie Tillinghast of Elmira. She was a Mansfield Gold Star Mother.

PRECIT - Theodore Robert Precit, 56, [SRGP 84993] of 47 Sullivan St., Mansfield, died Thursday, Aug. 22, 1963. He was a truck driver. Survived by father, Edward T. Precit; sister, Mrs. Hildreth Faber, both of Mansfield; brother, Ernest of Elmira. Funeral was held at Shaw & Robena Funeral Home on Saturday at 2 p.m. The Rev. David Griffiths officiated. Burial was in Prospect Cemetery, Mansfield. - Mansfield Advertiser, August 1963

PRESET – Kenneth W. Preset, 49, [SRGP 85848] of Mansfield, died Saturday, July 14, 1962. He was a truck driver for the Tioga Gas & Equipment Co., Mansfield. Survived by wife, Mrs. Bertha Preset; daughters, Mrs. Beverly Jean Jayne of Van Etten, Mrs. Delores Ann Preset and Miss Nancy Marie Preset at home; Kenneth Richard Preset of Lock Haven, Charles Preset with the US Navy, San Diego, Calif., William E. and Ronald at home;  sister, Mrs. Helen Johnson of Elmira; 5 grandchildren. Funeral service was held at the Shaw & Robena Funeral Home, Mansfield Tuesday at 2 PM, the Rev. William McElwain officiating. Burial was in Prospect Cemetery, Mansfield. – Mansfield Advertiser, 18 July 1962, p.4

 

PRESIT, Carl [SRGP 82579]  d. Mansfield 19 Sep., Sat. of consumption.  Bur. Hope Cem., b. Belhost, Ger. 10 May 1843, came to U.S. 1859 to E. Charleston, Civil War, m. 16 Aug. 1870 Miss Caroline Beebee of Germania, left: Charles, Albert, John, Lena, Mrs. Sam Spencer, Edward Ward & Charlotte May [Mansfield Advertiser 1903 23-Sep]

 

PRESTON - Mrs. Christeen Jaquish [SRGP 55129], 80, of Mansfield, died Monday, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. George Michaels, of Covington. Surviving are three other daughters, Mrs. Mary Smith of Rochester, Mrs. Russell Marvin of Covington and Mrs. Harry Miller of Lancaster and five grandchildren. Services will be held at 3 p.m. today [Thursday] at the funeral home. The Rev. Floyd Guiles will officiate and burial will be in Prospect Cemetery. - Wellsboro Gazette, June 8, 1950

PRICE - Mrs. Elvera P. Husted [SRGP 35839], age 82, of Valois, NY died on Tuesday, August 31, 1976. Graveside services and interment were held Friday 3 p.m. at Prospect Cemetery, Mansfield. Rev. Larry Haylett officiated. Survived by daughters, Mrs. Navarre [Tess] Beard of Valois; Mrs. Leonard [Shirley] Dailey of Elmira; sons, Joseph of Deland, Fla.; Gordon of Elmira; Myron and Richard of Mansfield; John of San Jose, Calif.; Edwin of Erin, NY; sister, Mrs. Lillian Rutledge; a brother, Harold Price, both of Florida; 25 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren. She was a member of the United Methodist Church of Whitneyville, and the Ladies Guild of the Valois Community Church. In memory of Mrs. Husted, contributions may be made to the Schuyler Long Term Care, Montour Falls or the Valois Community Church. Arrangements by May Funeral Home, Burdett, NY. - Wellsboro Gazette, August 8, 1976

PRIEST, Jesse A. (SRGP 27117)
77, of Mansfield, RD 3, Wednesday, October 17, 1984 at Arnot Ogden Hospital, Elmira. Friends are invited to call at the Kuhl Funeral Home, Mansfield, Friday 2-4 and 7-9 pm. The family will furnish flowers. Those wishing may make a donation to the New Covenant Church. Funeral at the Funeral Home Saturday at 1pm. The Rev. Kenneth Meyer, his pastor, officiating. Burial Prospect Cemetery, Mansfield. Survived by his wife, Elma (Bartholomew) Priest; two sons, Theodore and Edward Priest both of Birch Creek, AK; three stepdaughters, Mrs. Kenneth ( Doris) Butler of Tioga, Pa., Mrs. Anthony ( Anna) Galloro of Carlisle, Pa, Mrs. Eugene ( Mary) Butler, of Tioga, Pa; five stepsons, Dean Bartholomew of Addison, Jay Bartholomew of Millerton, Pa, Eugene Bartholomew of Tioga, Richard Bartholomew of Madison, VA, Joseph Bartholomew of Mansfield; 21 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren. He was a graduate of Mansfield High School; member of the New Covenant Church and a 17- year employee of Mansfield University as a carpenter. He was born March 25, 1907 in Mansfield son of Harry and Frances Priest.
  

PRIEST, Phyllis (SRGP 27121)Sacrifices Life to Save Brothers


PHYLLIS L. PRIEST, 10, her clothing in flames from a kitchen stove oil explosion, thought only of the safety of her three brothers, pictured here with her, and led them from their home in Lancaster, Pa., before she attempted to save herself. After rolling in water to extinguish the fire that had enveloped her, she aided her father fight the blaze in the house, then collapsed and died soon after being received at a hospital. The body was returned to the former home of Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Priest, her parents, at Mainesburg, near Mansfield, for funeral services and burial. 

Phyllis shown with younger brothers, David, Ted, and Ed whose lives she saved. Phyllis was born 1932 and died 1943.

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PRECIT - Roy W. Precit [SRGP 54144] of 680 Perine St., Elmira, formerly of Mansfield. Funeral Wednesday at Shaw & Robena Funeral Home at 2 p.m., the Rev. David Griffiths officiating. Burial in Prospect Cemetery, Mansfield. Complete obituary will follow next week. - Mansfield Advertiser, June 1958 

PRECIT - Roy W. Precit of 680 Perine St., Elmira, NY, died June 22, 1958, age 56 years. He was a former resident of Mansfield. A member of the Baptist Church, a graduate of Mansfield High School. Survived by wife, Mrs. Doris Precit; mother, Mrs. Blanche Precit; daughter, Mrs. Harry Hoyt of Elmira; son, Richard Precit of Albuquerque, NM; five grandchildren. Services at Shaw & Robena Funeral Home. Burial in Prospect Cemetery, Mansfield. - Mansfield Advertiser, June 1958

PUTNAM - Mrs. Eliza [Miller] Ripley [SRGP 07726], widow of Philip Ripley, died last Thursday at the home of her adopted daughter, Mrs. C.D. Sanders, on Marsh creek, aged 85 years. She had enjoyed remarkably good health all her life and she was a woman of unusual activity and usefulness. The cause of her death was pneumonia with which she was attacked ten days before her death. Mrs. Ripley was born at Lodi, NY. She married Mr. Elias Miller in 1845, in Herkimer county, NY. Eight years later they came to this county, settling in Richmond township. Mr. Miller died in 1885, and six years later she married Mr. Philip Ripley, being his second wife. Mr. Ripley died in 1897. She remained in the homestead for a time and five years ago she went to live with Mrs. Sanders, with whom she spent her remaining years. Mrs. Ripley was an intelligent and kind hearted woman and her life was devoted to those she loved. Though she had no children of her own, she reared six by adoption. She was a helpful member of every community where she dwelt and her cheery nature and excellent judgment won love and respect from all who knew her. The funeral was held on Saturday in the Universalist church at Mansfield, she being a member of that denomination. - Wellsboro Agitator, March 1, 1905
  

 

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