Mansfield PA and Richmond Township in Tioga County PA

 

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

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Bradford County PA

Chemung County NY

Tioga County PA

 

Prospect Cemetery, Mansfield, Tioga County, Pennsylvania 

 

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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

QUEAL - Mrs. Harriet Swartwood (SRGP 08095)
 Mrs. Harriet Swartwood, of Binghamton, formerly of Mansfield, died at the Blossburg Hospital Aug. 17. She had been a patient there for six weeks. Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. W. K. Bishop, of Binghamton, with whom she made her home; Mrs. Joseph Clemons, of Blossburg, two brothers, Henry and Robert Queal; a sister Mrs. Beryl Ferren, of Elmira; three grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. The funeral was held Sunday, Rev. David Griffith, Mansfield Baptist pastor, officiating, burial in Prospect cemetery at Mansfield. (1950)

QUICK - MRS. NELA JONES (SRGP 77691)
 Mrs. Nela Jones died February 15, at the family home in Mansfield.  Mrs. Jones had contracted influenza, which rapidly developed in a severe case of pneumonia which proved fatal within a few days.  She was 28 years of age, being born August 3, 1891.  She was the daughter of Mr. And Mrs. John Quick and is survived by her husband, who is also very ill, and several children. (The Agitator:  Wellsboro, PA, Wednesday, February 25, 1920)

RAMSDELL - Leon E. RAMSDELL  [SRGP 88474],  a trainman employed on the Northern Central Railroad, was killed in an accident on his train at an early hour Monday morning, near Troy. The deceased was twenty-four years of age and resided with his mother in Elmira. He left the city late Sunday night on a freight train known as "Third 93". At an early hours Monday mornig he was missed from his position on the train and search revealed his lifeless body lying on the top of one of the box cars. It was found he had struck his head against an overhead bridge near Troy, fracturing his skull and causing death. The deceased was formerly an employee of the Clipper Chilled Plow Co., and on October 22 last he began work as a brakeman on the Northern Central. His death occurred at the same bridge and under similar circumstances was attended the death of Charles H. Strong of Elmira last summer. The deceased was a member of the P. O. S. of A., and is survived by his mother and one brother, an Erie Railroad fireman. The remains were brought to Elmira Monday morning at 4:45 o'clock and taken to Hubbell's undertaking rooms and prepared for burial. The funeral was held Tuesday at 4 p.m., and the body taken to Manfield for burial.

 

RAMSDELL, Leon [SRGP 88474]     d. Mon. on railroad near Troy, age 29, single, son of late Edward Ramsdell & Mrs. Walter Slingerland of Elmira, bro. Ambrose of Port Jarvis, funeral & Bur. Hope Cem., Mansfield [Mansfield Advertiser 1903 6-May]

RANKIN - Miss Ella D. Rankin died at her home at Lambs Creek June 13 [1919], after a long illness. She was born in Farmington, April 2, 1870, and moved to Lambs Creek 33 years ago. She owned a store there and was assistant postmistress for about 25 years, a position she filled very acceptably. She was always obliging and agreeable and her quiet, unassuming ways won for her many friends. For several years she had been unable to attend much to business because of failing health. The funeral was held at the home Sunday, June 15, Rev. Glenn A. Baldwin, of Mansfield, officiating, burial at Farmington. There were beautiful floral offerings from the Home Department of the M.E. Church at Mansfield, the W.C.T.U. of Lambs Creek and many other friends. She is survived by her mother, Mrs. Jennie Day, and one sister, Ida R. Rankin. - Wellsboro Agitator, June 25, 1919

Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: C:\TC\~srgp\new\mailbox.gifRANKIN, IDA REBECCA (SRGP 86930)  - 89, of Mansfield RD3, Pa., unexpectedly this morning, Nov. 15, 1955. A former postmistress at Lambs Creek, Pa., she had operated a store there for many years and was a member of the Methodist Church. Survived by her sister, Miss Genevieve Rankin of Mansfield RD3, and three cousins. The body is at the Shaw&Robena Funeral Home, Mansfield, where friends may call Wednesday 7 to 9 p.m. and Thursday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral there Friday at 2 p.m., the Rev. David J. Griffiths. Prospect Cemetery, Mansfield.   NOTE FROM DSC Ida also attended Mansfield State Normal School for music and taught music throughout the Richmond area.

 

RARICK James (SRGP 05468)

Wellsboro Agitator – May 23, 1923

The funeral of James Rarick, aged 74 years, was held from the home of his brother, Sturgis Rarick, in Mansfield. He was born in SulliIvan, later moving to Richmond township, where he lived for many years.  He was married in early life to Miss Susan Rice, and to them two sons were born, James, deceased, and Hiram, and one daughter, Etta (Mrs. Forrest Atkinson). He is survived by his son, Hiram, at home, and daughter, Mrs. Forrest Atkinson of Coudersport. Sturgis and William Rarick, of Mansfield, are brothers of the deceased. 

 

RARRICK Sarah [SRGP 11760]- Lambs Creek - The funeral of Mrs. Sarah Rice was held at the M.E. church, Sept. 4 [1927], Rev. Wright, of Painter Run officiating; interment was made in the Prospect cemetery at Mansfield. Mrs. Rice was born Sept. 3, 1854, and was united in marriage to Joseph Rice and to this union were born five children, three of whom survive -- Mrs. Ruth Lucas of Ulysses; Mrs. George Campbell of Yonkers, NY; and Herbert Rice of Galeton; also several grandchildren. Among those from away who attended the funeral of Mrs. Sarah Rice were: Mrs. Ruth Lucas and two children of Ulysses; Mr. & Mrs. George Campbell and two children of Yonkers, NY; Herbert Rice and two sons of Galeton; Mr. & Mrs. Glenn Scott and daughter, Mr. & Mrs. Russell Hitchcock and Donald Warters of Endicott; Mr. & Mrs. James Pettigrew, and Mr. & Mrs. Lee Eiffert of Elmira. - Wellsboro Gazette, September 15, 1927  Sarah Rarrick, d. of Lydia Bryant and Lorenzo Rarrick.

 

RARICK Sarah

Wellsboro Gazette - September 15, 1927

Lambs Creek,,Sept.14 - The funeral of Mrs. Sarah Rice was held at the M. E. Church, Sept. 4, Rev. Wright, of Painter Run officiating; interment was made in the Prospect cemetery at Mansfield.. Mrs. Rice was born Sept. 3, 1854, and was united in marriage to Joseph Rice and to this union were born five children, three of whom survive - Mrs. Ruth Lucas, of Ulysses; Mrs. George Campbell, of Yonkers, N.Y. and Herbert Rice of Galeton; also several grandchildren.

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 Age 58, of 100 W. Elmira St., Mansfield, died Tuesday, Aug. 28, 1973 at his home.  Funeral services was at the Kuhl Funeral Home on Thursday, Rev. Benjamin Nevin officiated.  Burial was in Prospect Cemetery, Mansfield. Survived by wife, Doris Cleveland Rathbun; sons, James of Sinking Springs, Pa., William of Spring City, Pa.; two brothers.  Alva Dean Rathbun of Canton, RD, Harold of Troy, Pa., mother, Mrs. Eva R. Rathbun of Grover, Pa.; three granddaughters. He was a member of Friendship Lodge No. 247 F&AM Mansfield; Williamsport Consistory; Iram Temple Shrine, Wilkes-Barre; member of the International Moulders and Allied Workers Union; member of the Tioga County Mobile Housing Assn.; member of the First Baptist Church of Mansfield.  He was formerly employed by J.P. Ward Foundry, Inc. for 37 years. Mr. and Mrs. Rathbun are owners of the Rathbun Mobile Home Court, Meadow St., Mansfield, Pa.  He was a veteran of World War II; served with the 4th Armored Division.  Officers and members of Friendship Lodge No. 247 F&AM of Mansfield, Pa. met at the funeral home Wednesday 9 pm to conduct a memorial service.

REDFIELD - Mrs. Bertha Louise Knowlton, 67 [SRGP 38875] of Covington RD, former resident of Canoe Camp, died May 1 at the Blossburg State Hospital. She was a member of the Covington Church of Christ. Surviving are her husband, Ross; a daughter, Mrs. Gunner Rasmussen of Mansfield; three sons, Richard of Mansfield, Robert and Scott of Harrisburg; 12 grandchildren; her stepmother, Mrs. Susie Redfield of Covington; two brothers, Harry Redfield of Rochester and H. M. Redfield of Geneva, NY; and a sister, Mrs. Walter Merrick of Vanderbilt. Services were held at Mansfield. The Rev. William Nottingham conducted the service and burial was in Prospect cemetery at Mansfield. - Wellsboro Gazette, 11 May 1950 [Obituary in error - buried in Oakwood Cemetery]

CHARLES F. REED (SRGP 86565) age 86 of Horseheads, formerly of Pine City, Thursday April 25, 1974.  Friends are invited to call at the Keister Funeral Home Saturday 7 to 9 p.m.  Funeral and committal there at 3 p.m. Sunday.  Rev. Eugene Bardwell.  Prospect Cemetery, Mansfield.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 4/17/1974

John S. Reem [SRGP 85724]
At the Soldiers’ Orphan School, Mansfield, June 18, 1875, John S. Reem, a pupil, of Holidaysburg, Blair county, aged 15 years and 6 months.  (Tuesday, June 29, 1875, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.) on SOldiers Orphans School Monument - May be buried elsewhere

 

REESE John E – County Auditor John E. Reese [SRGP 82489], aged about 58 years of Mansfield, died last Wednesday morning at the Cottage State Hospital in Blossburg, as the result of severe burns sustained on October 9, while at work in the hardware store of Strait & Retan, in which he was employed as a clerk. In drawing machine oil from a barrel in the cellar some of the liquid splashed on a lamp and upon Mr. Reese’s clothes, the lamp setting fire to the oil. He was severely burned about the legs and arms. Deceased is survived by his wife, nee Miss Anna Farrer; one son, Leon, Assistant Superintendent of the Tuna Glass Works, Clarksburg, West Virginia; one daughter, Miss Eva Reese, a student at the Ithaca Conservatory of Music; and one brother, ex-County Commissioner T.M. Reese, of Charleston. The funeral was held on Saturday afternoon at 1 o’clock; burial in Mansfield. – Wellsboro Agitator, November 24, 1909

 

REESE - Mrs. Ina R. Marvin, [SRGP 89583] 86, of Young's Rest Home, Ames, Iowa, died on July 19, 1956 of a stroke. She had been ill for 15 months. Mrs. Marvin was born April 14, 1870 in Tioga County. She was a graduate of Mansfield State Teachers College [actually Mansfield State Normal School at that time] , and after teaching for 33 years in Pennsylvania and New York City, retired in 1932. Surviving are two sons, Harry B. Marvin of Syracuse, NY, and K.R. Marvin of Ames, Iowa; one brother, Amos P. Reese of Acampo, Calif.; one sister, Mrs. A.L. Meyers of Coos Bay, Ore.; four grandchildren and four great grandchildren. Funeral services were held at Mansfield with burial in Mansfield Cemetery. - Wellsboro Agitator, July 26, 1956, p.5

 

REPPARD – William Reppard [SRGP 86383], aged 75 years, of Elmira, died March 9 [1927] at 10:15 a.m., at the family home, of a complication of diseases, his last illness extending about four months. In his younger life he was well known as a prosperous farmer, residing at Canoe Camp many years. He formerly resided in Wellsboro. Mr. Reppard is survived by his widow and daughter; also by three sisters, Mrs. Mary Sherman, of Elmira; Mrs. Lavina Campbell, of Oregon, and Mrs. Sarah Fox, of Punxautawney, PA; also by one brother, John, of Erin, NY. The funeral was held in the Mansfield M.E. Church at 2 p.m. Saturday; burial in the Mansfield cemetery. – Wellsboro Agitator, March 16, 1927, p.2

 

RETAN, David M. [SRGP 18967] - David M. Retan, aged 91 years, of Mansfield, died Wednesday, Nov. 27 [1940], at the home of Mr. & Mrs. E.J. Wood, on North Academy street, Mansfield, after a short illness. He was born at Millerton, April 25, 1849, son of Austin and Amanda Edgerton Retan. He lived on a farm near Millerton until 40 years ago, when he moved to Mansfield. He was employed for 25 years by Mansfield State Teachers College, retiring six years ago. He was a member of Baptist church and of the Daggett IOOF for 50 years. He leaves a brother, Edmund A. Retan, of Mansfield; two nephews, George A. Retan, of Mansfield, and D.M. Retan, of California; and a niece, Mrs. Frank [Lida] Cobb, of Jamestown, ND. The funeral was held Saturday at the Shaw Funeral Home, Rev. D.J. Griffiths officiating; burial in Prospect cemetery at Mansfield, with the Mansfield IOOF in charge. - Wellsboro Agitator, December 4, 1940, p.8

Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: C:\TC\~srgp\new\fam.gifRETAN, Edmund A. [SRGP 86161] - Edmund A. Retan, 83, of Mansfield, retired educator, died Feb. 18 [1948] in the Blossburg State Hospital. A native of Wells township, Bradford county, Mr. Retan was the son of Austin and Lucretia Warner Retan. He taught school in Jackson township, Morris Run, Tioga and in Michigan before coming to Mansfield as principal of the high school there. For six years, Mr. Retan served as superintendent of Tioga County Schools. Before his retirement in 1926, the educator was director of the campus schools of Mansfield State Teachers College, the position now held by his son, Dr. George A. Retan. The deceased was a member and past master of the Friendship Lodge, F&AM, and of the Coudersport Consistory. Surviving in addition to his son are one daughter, Mrs. Lida Cobb, also of Mansfield; two grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Services were held Friday afternoon at the funeral home, 18 North Main street, with burial in Prospect cemetery. Officiating was the Rev. David Griffiths, Baptist pastor, and the Rev. Floyd Guiles, Methodist pastor. The Masonic Lodge conducted burial services. - Wellsboro Gazette, February 26, 1948, p.12
 

RETAN, George A. [SRGP 86160] - Dr. George A. Retan, aged 82, died at his Fort Lauderdale home on January 5th. To Tioga County residents it is strange to think of the Retan home located in Florida, for the family had lived in these parts many years. It was not until Dr. Retan retired as Director of College Campus schools that he and his wife, Edith, bought a home in Lauderdale near their daughter, Mrs. Walter Jarecke and her family. George Retan was graduated from Mansfield State Normal School and later attended and was graduated from Penn State School of Forestry; he later received his Master's degree from New York University and his PhD from Dickinson.  Career wise he followed in the footsteps of his father. "Ed" Retan who had also headed the Campus Schools for years before his son succeeded him. Dr. Retan was an inveterate sportsman. He loved the out-of-doors and was happiest when he was tramping the woods or whipping the streams. He and his wife were active in organizations which benefited the town or the county, and served capably on many of them. They were enormously popular socially and could count warm friends by dozens. 

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Since their move to Florida, George and Edith have come north every two years to visit in Mansfield to the delight of their former townsmen. They were here early this fall and were royally welcomed. Shortly after their return to Florida, Dr. Retan was hospitalized by a heart attack, further seizures after Christmas brought about his death. He is survived by his wife; a son Walter, who lives with his wife and two children in New York City; his daughter, Mrs. Jeanette Jarecke and three children in Fort Lauderdale. - Wellsboro Gazette, January 16, 1969, p.12

Abijah S. REYNOLDS died May 23rd 1905 aged 63 years enlargement of heart. [SRGP 04438]

VAN NESS, CELIA REYNOLDS (SRGP 2089)
 Celia Lull Reynolds, cherished wife of Peter V. VanNess, died at her home in this boro at 12:30 last Friday afternoon, July 30, 1897, aged 74 years 8 months and 18 days.  Mrs. VanNess had been a great sufferer for six years from an affection of the right foot and ankle.  It followed a run of pneumonia and from the first was extremely painful.  It became apparent several weeks since that her days of suffering were nearing an end.  Toward the last her mental faculties wavered, but did not finally succumb until the evening before her death, several hours after she had welcomed home from a distant state the last of her children, a loving son.  She was born near Rutland, Vt.  Her father, Mr. John Reynolds moved to Pennsylvania when she was six years old and settled upon the farm in Rutland township upon which his grandson, Mr. W. H. Reynolds, now resides.  Her childhood and youth gave promise in numerous ways of those qualities of womanly grace and worth that so endeared her to the friends of her maturer years.  She taught the district school near her home for several terms, and not infrequently had for pupils boys and girls several years her senior.  She united early in life with the Rutland Hill M. E. church.  Her devotion to the master thus avowed continued through life.  To testify to His worth, to labor meekly for the advancement of His cause, to share the burdens of His children, were her lifelong delights.  The saintly character and example of aung Celia, as she was lovingly called, were an embodiment to many of the ideal christian life.  She was united in marriage with Mr. P. V. VanNess on March 18, 1846.  Three children had preceded her to the home beyond, an infant son and two daughters, Ella (Mrs. Oscar Richmond), who died in April, 1885 and Minnie, who died in the spring of 1888.  Besides her husband there are left of the immediate family of the departed two daughters and four sons, George Z. Of Troy; Henry P. Of Lamb’s Creek; John R. Of Mansfield; Mathuen, of Orvisburg, Miss Hattie, Mrs. C. O. Loveless, of Mill Creek, and Katherine, Mrs. F. E. VanKeuren, of Mansfield.  The funeral was largely attended from her late home on Sunday at 11 o’clock, the Rev. W. B. ??mington, officiating.  The burial was in the family plot in Hope cemetery.

REYNOLDS - Mrs. Mildred Reynolds Smith, [SRGP 04582] aged 36 years, of Mansfield, died Monday at 5:30 a.m. at her home after an illness of six months. She was born Oct. 25, 1900, at Alba, Pa. She attended school at Mainesburg, and April 6, 1920 was married at Corning to Horton Smith. For two years following her marriage she resided in Wellsboro, when she removed to Mansfield. She was a member of the Wesleyan Methodist church at Berrytown. Surviving are her husband; five children, Virginia Ruth, Janet Rose, Ivan, Horton Jr., and Frederick, at home; her parents, Mr. & Mrs. Frederick Reynolds of Wellsboro; a brother, James Reynolds and a sister, Mrs. Lorena Grinnell of Wellsboro. A private funeral will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. at the home; burial in Prospect cemetery at Mansfield. - Wellsboro Agitator, 10 March 1937

 

RICE - Ellen [SRGP 66429] - Mrs. Ellen May Slingerland died Saturday evening at 9:15 o'clock at the home of her son, Lynn Slingerland, at Troy, PA, aged 58 years. She is survived by her husband, Alfred L. Slingerland; two sons, Lynn and Ray; two grandchildren, Elwood and Leo, all of Troy; three sisters, Mrs. William Backer, of Mechanicsville, NY; Mrs. Burt Forrest and Mrs. James Slingerland, of Mansfield, PA. The funeral was held Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock, in Mansfield, Rev. Mr. Simmons, of Mansfield, officiating; burial in Mansfield. - Wellsboro Agitator, February 27, 1924, p.4 [Mehitable Ellen Rice]

RICE, Esther A. [SRGP 66396] - Mrs. Esther A. Slingerland, of Mansfield, died Nov. 8 [1924]. She was a daughter of Bennett and Mary J. Rice, of Lambscreek, and was born in East Smithfield, Bradford county, December 22, 1856. She was married to James D. Slingerland, October 23, 1881. Mrs. Slingerland is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Ray Walker; a son, Colie H. Slingerland; and eight grandchildren; also two sisters, Diantha Forrest, of Mansfield, and Jennie L. Barber, of Mechanicsville, NY. the funeral was held Thursday, Rev. D.J. Griffiths officiating; burial in Prospect cemetery. - Wellsboro Agitator, November 12, 1924, p.3

RICE - Mrs. Nora Rice Moore, [SRGP 45955] aged 66 years, of Mansfield, died Sept. 28 [1944]. She is survived by her husband, Samuel Moors; son, Floyd, of Mansfield; daughters, Mrs. Henry Dodge, of Corning, Mrs. Horace Odell, of Mansfield; six grandchildren; brothers, Webb and Hugh Rice, of Mansfield; sisters, Mrs. Nettie Evans, of Crookedcreek, Mrs. Edna Jones, of Rochester, Mrs. Clarence Locey, of Chester, NY. The funeral was held Sunday, Rev. David J. Griffiths, officiating; burial in Prospect cemetery at Mansfield. - Wellsboro Agitator, 4 October 1944

RICE - MRS. ORMA L. SMITH (SRGP 28475)
 Mrs. Orma L. Smith, 66, of Mansfield, died Tuesday, April 18, 1961.  She was a member of the Mansfield Methodist Church and a life-long resident of Mansfield.  Mrs. Smith worked for a great many years at Witmore's Store. Survived by husband, Claude Smith; daughter, Mrs. Richard Scutt of Wellsville, NY; son, Carl Smith of Chicago, Illinois; brother, Charles Rice of Williamsport; 4 grandchildren, Brenda Lee, Kim Elizabeth, Richard Jr. and Kelly Lee Scutt, all of Wellsville, NY. Body is at Shaw and Robena Funeral Home, Mansfield, where friends may call Wednesday 7-9 and Thursday 2-4 and 7-9.  Funeral will be there Friday at 2 pm.  Rev. Donald D. Cronk will officiate.  Burial will be in Prospect Cemetery.

 

RICE Rosamond Mae Warters [SRGP 26147]

Wellsboro Agitator – May 25, 1921

Mrs. Rose M. Warters Met Horrible Death Near Lambscreek

Mrs. Rose M. Warters, aged 43 years, wife of Alfred Warters, of Lambscreek, was killed last Tuesday evening by the Erie passenger train, near the farm of Samuel Wells.  Her death came as a great shock to her many friends and family, as she seemed to be in the best of health. Her body was most horribly mangled. Coroner William F. White, of Wellsboro, was called about 8 o'clock. A jury was empanelled and after an investigation they returned a verdict of suicide. This is the fourth suicide in Tioga county within three weeks. Soon after the train pulled out of Lambscreek Mrs. Warters was seen running up the track ahead of the train. It was thought by those who saw her that when she reached the .nearby crossing she would leave the track, but she continued to run ahead of the swiftly approaching train until it struck her, the wheels cutting her body into pieces. The engineer and firemen did not see the woman on the track and they were not aware of the tragedy until after the train had been stopped. It is thought she deliberately threw herself under the train between the tender and the baggage car.  Mrs. Warters was a kind neighbor, a good mother and was untiring in her efforts to do for others, says the Mansfield Advertiser. Her unselfish and lovable nature won her many friends. The sympathy of the community goes out to the grief-stricken family. She is survived by her husband, her mother, Mrs. Sarah Rice, who lived with her, four daughters, Mrs. Russell Hitchcock, of Mansfield; Gladys, Bertha and Beatrice at home, also one son, Donald at home. The funeral was held Friday afternoon at two o’clock.

 

RICE - MRS. SARAH (SATE) CRUTTENDEN (SRGP 78665)
Mrs. Sarah (Sate) Cruttenden, 81, of Mansfield RD, died May 2, 1958.  She was a member of the Lambs Creek Methodist Church, and the Tioga Valley Grange.  Surviving are daughters, Mrs. Earl McConnell and Mrs. Wade McConnell, both of Mansfield; sons, Herman Cruttenden, Wellsboro, Ernest, Nichols, N.Y., and Norris, Mansfield; sister, Mrs. Claude Smith, Mansfield; brother, Charles Rice, Williamsport; 8 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren.  Funeral was held at Shaw and Robena Funeral Home on Sunday at 2 p.m.  Burial was in Prospect Cemetery.

 

RICE, William [SRGP 86570]   d. Sat. near Rome, Pa. age abt. 45, former res. Of Lambs Creek. Funeral at Mansfield on Tues.; left children; brother of Joseph Rice, Mrs. Alfred Slingerland, Mrs. James Slingerland, Mrs. James Rarick & Mrs. E. L. Forest [Mansfield Advertiser 1902 22-Jan]

 

RICHARDS –IVAH E. ARBOGAST, 82, (SRGP 12050) formerly of Blossburg, died May 30, 1995 at Broad Acres Nursing Home, Wellsboro.  Born July 15, 1912, in Covington, she was the daughter of Edward and Hazel Phelps Richards. She was a retired school teacher and a member of the Covington Church of Christ.  Preceding her in death was her husband, Clifford, in 1993.  Surviving are two foster children, Grace Perry, Florida and William Perry, Lindley, NY; one step-daughter, Virginia Black, Covington; two step-sons, Charles Arbogast, Canton and Walter Arbogast, Long Beach, CA; several grandchildren, great-grandchildren and special cousins.  Services were held from the Wilston Funeral Home, Mansfield, June 1 with the Rev. Ira Hindman officiating.  Burial was made at Prospect Cemetery, Mansfield.  –Canton Independent Sentinel.

Mansfield Advertiser Nov 10th 1886- Alice J.  RICHMOND died Mansfield Nov 5th of typhoid pneumonia, daughter of Ananiais and Hannah Richmond, born Dec 28th 1871 at Chandlersburg, buried Mainesburg. [SRGP 10707]

 RICHMOND, Amenzo - (SRGP 09453)  After a long and painful illness of consumption, Amenzo Richmond, one of the most highly respected citizens of Sullivan, departed this life last Saturday about six o’clock, a.m. He was the son of Annanias Richmond of Mansfield, and aged about fifty four years. In earl life he was married to Clara Huslander, by whom he is survived. He is also survived by his father and three sisters. The funeral was conducted from the church at Chandlersburg on Monday at eleven o’clock. Interment in Mansfield.   TGR 1904

RICHMOND - Ananias Richmond [SRGP 08937], aged 85, died at his home in Mansfield on May 23. He was born in Homer, NY, in September, 1824. He is survived by his wife, who was Miss Charlotte Bailey, and four daughter, Mrs. John Beach of New Haven, Conn.; Mrs. Orson Williams of Elk Run; Mrs. M.H. Shepard, of Mansfield; and Mrs. Nellie Kinney her funeral was held last Wednesday, at 2 p.m., Rev. A.W. Fenton officiating; burial in Prospect cemetery, Mansfield. - Wellsboro Agitator, June 1, 1910, p.8

 

RICHMOND, Flora Shepard [SRGP 10706]
Mrs. Flora Richmond Shepard 85 of Merchantville, NJ, formerly of Mansfield, died Wednesday, June 1, 1955 at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Edward Walton, at Merchantville. She was the widow of Mort Shepard, a clothing merchant for many years in Mansfield. Mrs. Shepard was a former member of the Mansfield Methodist Church, the Wellsboro Chapter DAR, and a charter member of the Mansfield Literary Club. In addition to her daughter, she is survived by a sister, Mrs. Nell Grace, Elmira; two grandsons, five great grandchildren and many nephews and nieces. Services were Saturday at the funeral home 18 North Main Street, Mansfield, in charge of the Rev. David J. Griffiths. Burial in Prospect Cemetery.
 

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RICHMOND - MRS. NELLIE R. GRACE: (SRGP 10708) Mrs. Nellie Richmond Grace, 80, of Millport, N. Y.; formerly of Elmira and Mansfield, died Jan. 4, 1956. She was the widow of Wilson Grace. A daughter of Anninias and Hannah Strange Richmond, she was born in Sullivan Township. Survived by stepsons, Wallace and Harold Grace of Troy; stepdaughters, Mrs. Wayne McClure, of Troy; Mrs. Gladys Smith and Mrs. Emerson Smith, both of Canton; niece, Mrs. Iva Shepard Walton of Merchantville, N. J. Funeral was held Saturday at 2 p.m. at the Shaw & Robena Funeral Home, the Rev. Donald Roe  officiating. Burial in Prospect Cemetery, Mansfield.

 

RIPLEY – Ada Arabelle Ripley, [SRGP 89938] only child of Mr. & Mrs. J.F. Ripley, died at her home in Harrisburg July 13 [1917]. The remains were taken to Mansfield and services were held at the home of Willard Warters at 2 o’clock July 16. Rev. J. VanKirk Wells officiating; burial in Prospect cemetery. Miss Ripley was born at Lambscreek, Mar. 13, 1870; moving to Harrisburg with her parent in 1899. Her parents survive her. – Wellsboro Gazette, July 25, 1917, p.4

 

RIPLEY Myrtle – Mrs. Myrtle Ripley Warters [SRGP 53113], aged 68 years, a lifelong resident of Mansfield and vicinity, died at 5 a.m. Wednesday, at the Packer hospital at Sayre, after an illness of about two weeks. A daughter of William B. and Sarah Wells Ripley, she was born in Richmond Township, June 23, 1869. November 5, 1891, she was married to Willard W. Warters, who with two daughters, Miss Vivien Warters of Buffalo, and Mrs. Roy Precit of Elmira, and a son, Gordon Warters of Elmira, survive. Mrs. Warters was a member of the Methodist church and it’s affiliated societies, Tioga Valley Grange, W.C.T.U. and Helpful Home Circle. Besides her husband and children, she is survived by five grandchildren and a sister, Mrs. W.M. Cruttenden of Wilkes-Barre. Funeral services were held Saturday. Rev. Charles M. Ouderkirk officiating; burial in Prospect cemetery at Mansfield. – Wellsboro Agitator, 8 December 1937, p1

 

RIPLEY Myron C. [SRGP 86393] – Myron C. Ripley, aged 88 years, of Covington, died Saturday, Feb. 7, 1953, at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Stanley Greco, Watkins Glen, NY. Mr. Ripley was a rural mail carrier in this area for 30 years. He retired 23 years ago. Surviving in addition to Mrs. Greco are a son, Harry N., and another daughter, Mrs. Ina Crouch, both of Elmira, NY; six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Services were held yesterday at Watkins Glen. Burial was in Prospect cemetery, Mansfield. – Wellsboro Agitator, February 11, 1953, p.6

 

RIPLEY Sara CRUTTENDEN, SARA - [SRGP 54029] Mrs. Sara L. Ripley Cruttenden, 77, Mansfield, RD 3 Widow of Walter Cruttenden, died Tuesday, January 30, 1951. She was born at Tioga, a daughter of William B. And Sara Wells Ripley. She graduated from Mansfield State Normal School in 1893, and after her marriage to Walter Cruttenden resided in Wilkes Barre until 15 years ago when they returned to Spring Brook Stock Farm at Upper Lambs Creek. Five years ago her son in law and daughter, Mr. And Mrs. Fredrick D. Roberts, took over the management of the farm. She was a member of the Methodist Church. Surviving are a son, Wells Cruttenden, of San Paulo, South America; a daughter Mrs. Fredrick D. Roberts, of Mansfield; five grandchildren; two nieces, and on nephew. The body is at the Shaw & Robena Funeral Home, where friends may call and where funeral will be held Friday at 2 pm., the Rev. Floyd E. Guiles officiating. Burial will be in Prospect Cemetery

 

RIPLEY, Wm. B.[SRGP 13515] . last Sat. at upper Lambs Creek age 71 yrs. Sur. By 2 daus: Mrs. Walter Cruttenden of Wilkes-Barre; Mrs. Willard Warters of Lambs Creek; adopted son, Leon; & half bro. J. F. Ripley of Harrisburg.  Bur. Hope Cem., Mansfield [Mansfield Advertiser 1901 13-Feb]

 

RIPLEY – Last week Sunday night William C. Ripley Esq. [SRGP 33594], died at his home at Lamb’s Creek, at the age of eighty-nine years. “Squire” Ripley, as he was familiarly called, was well known throughout the county. He had been a Justice of the Peace for a quarter of a century, and he had held several other local offices. He was a man who was universally esteemed for his integrity and affability, and for many years his familiar form was regularly seen upon our streets at every term of court. Mr. Ripley was born at Cooperstown, Otsego County, NY, October 13, 1797. He came to this county in 1817 and settled at Lamb’s Creek, that portion of the county being then almost an unbroken wilderness. The funeral was held on Wednesday afternoon, and it was largely attended. – Wellsboro Agitator, April 12, 1887, p.3

 

ROBBINS - Mrs. Emma Robbins [Matteson] Kelts, aged 78 years, died Friday at Mansfield after an illness of five weeks. She was born in Mardin May 7, 1859, daughter of Leveret and Frances Cummings Robbins. Mrs. Kelts was twice married, surviving both her husbands, Ernest Matteson and Horace Kelts. She is survived by a son, Leon A. Matteson, of Corning, a daughter, Mrs. Edna Matteson Seeley of Elmira, and a grandson, Donald A. Seeley of Elmira. She was a member of the Baptist church. The funeral was held Monday, Rev. David J. Griffiths, assisted by Rev. M. F. Crippen, of East Smithfield, officiating; burial in Prospect cemetery at Mansfield. - Wellsboro Agitator, 9 June 1937

ROBERTS - The funeral of Mrs. Ellen R. Maxwell, who died August 4 [1930] at her home in Watrous, was held at the home of George C. Barden in Mansfield; interment in Prospect cemetery. Mrs. Maxwell was a resident of Mansfield for a number of years, about fifty years ago moving to Potter county, where her husband, Charles Maxwell, was connected with the oil business. Mr. Maxwell died in 1917. One child born to them died at the age of four years. Surviving is a sister. Mrs. S. O. Barden of Mansfield, and a brother, J. P. Roberts of Williamstown, NJ. - Wellsboro Agitator, 13 August 1930

Lucian A. ROBERTS, 36, [SRGP 65796]of Mansfield, Pa., died Sunday, July 3, 1938. The son of Lincoln and Lydia Roberts, he was born Dec.7, 1901 in Willoughby, Ohio. He attended the Willoughby High School and for some time was a member of the city police force of Willoughby. He married Miss Pretha Love of Mansfield in Painesville, O., Oct. 16, 1929. Five years ago the family moved to Mansfield, where Mr. Roberts was a foreman for the WPA. He attended the Methodist Episcopal Church, was a member of the IOOF Lodge; a former Democratic county committeeman and past president of the Democratic Club of Mansfield. Besides his wife, Mr. Roberts is survived by three children, Betty Lou, John Marie and David; his father Lincoln Roberts of Willoughby; two brothers, J. Roberts, Akron, O., and Bert Roberts, Willoughby and a sister, Mrs. Thomas Humphrey, Painesville, O. Funeral Wednesday at 2 p.m. at the home at Mansfield, Pa. Rev. Charles N. Ouderkirk of the Methodist Episcopal Church, officiated. Burial in Prospect Cemetery, Mansfield, Pa.

ROBERTS - Lucian A. Roberts, 36, [SRGP 65796] died Sunday at the Robert Packer Hospital Sayre after a long illness. The son of Mr. & Mrs. Lincoln Roberts, he was born in Willoughby, Ohio and married Miss Pretha Love of Mansfield in 1929. For the past five years he had been WPA foreman. Mr. Roberts attended the Mansfield Methodist Church, was a member of the IOOF, a former Democratic committeeman and president of the Mansfield Democratic Club. Besides his wife and father he is survived by three children, Betty Lou 7, Joan 6, and David 3; two brothers, Jack of Akron, Ohio and Bert of Willoughby and one sister, Mrs. Tom Humphrey of Painesville, Ohio. Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon at the home the Rev. C. N. Ouderkirk officiating. Pall bearers were Hugh King, Gordon Powers, Edward Earley, Clifford Buchanan, Albert Whitehouse and William Hetrick. Burial was made in Prospect cemetery, Mansfield. - Wellsboro Gazette, 7 July 1938

ROCKWELL - MRS. FRANCES L. BEACH (SRGP 05365)
 Mrs. Frances L. Beach, for many years a resident of Mansfield, died at the Packer hospital at Sayre, Wednesday afternoon, following an operation. Mrs. Beach was prominent in the social and political life of Mansfield.  She was a member of the Republican County Committee, Mothers’ Assistance Fund Board, First Baptist church, Women’s Republican Council, Mansfield Literary Club and W. C. T. U. She is survived by six sons, Horace, of Westport, Conn.; Chester, of Canton, Pa.; Robert, of Indianapolis; Stephen, of Mansfield; Fred, of Oyster Bay, L.I., and Harry of Washington, DC; one daughter, Helen, of Newark, NJ; two brothers, Col. Burnell Rockwell, of Long Island and Harry Rockwell, of San Gabriel, Calif.; two sisters, Mrs. Mae French, of Miami, Florida and Mrs. Inez Royce, of Buffalo. The funeral was held Saturday.  Rev. D.J. Griffiths officiating; interment in Prospect cemetery at Mansfield. (The Agitator: Wellsboro, PA, Wednesday, November 26, 1930)
 

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ROFF - Mrs. Bertha Mae Rockwell, age 93, of 5 West Main Street, Hummelstown, Pa., died Tuesday, April 26, 1983 at the Alpine Retirement Center at Hershey. She was born at Seeley Creek in Tioga county on May 2, 1890, the daughter of the late Edmond and Mary Claggett Roff. She was a graduate of Bucknell University and was a retired librarian at Mansfield State College. She was a member of the First Methodist Church at Hershey; was the widow of Burt A. Rockwell who preceded her in death in 1969. Surviving are two stepdaughters, Louise, wife of Thomas Harris of Mansfield, and Allene, wife of Emil Foster of Hershey, and a stepson, Joseph M. Rockwell, also of Hershey. Services and interment will be held at the convenience of the family in the Prospect Cemetery at Mansfield. Arrangements by the Trefz Funeral Home, Hummelstown. - Wellsboro Gazette, 4 May 1983
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 The funeral of Edmund Roff was held Friday in Mansfield, Rev. Harold Stearns officiating; interment in Prospect cemetery at Mansfield.  Mr. Roff died suddenly Wednesday while sitting at his desk in the Erie depot.  Death was caused by heart disease. He was born at Tioga Junction, May 23, 1859, son of Horace and Maria Roff.  December 31, 1882, he married Mary Claggett.  Two children were born to them, Horace Roff, of Binghamton, and Bertha at home. He was a telegraph operator for about 50 years.  He worked in the Erie offices in Elmira for some time, later holding the position of operator at Seeley Creek and Lawrenceville.  He had been in the Mansfield office for 33 years. He was a member of Mansfield Lodge, I. O. O. F., Friendship Lodge F&AM, and the Order of Railway Telegraphers.  He was also a member of the Methodist church and acted on the official board for several years.  He was one of Mansfield's most highly esteemed citizens.  He is survived by his widow and children, one brother, Charles Roff, of Lawrenceville and three grandchildren, Edmund, Rex, and Marion Roff.  (The Agitator: Wellsboro, PA, Wednesday, Septemer 28, 1927)

ROFF - Horace G. Roff, 74, [SRGP 79943]  of Tioga died Thursday, July 28, 1960 at his home. He was born in Seeley Creek, NY, the son of Edmond and Mary Clagett Roff. A retired Western Union telegraph operator, Mr. Roff was a member of the Tioga Methodist Church, and the Masonic Lodge, F&AM No. 177 of Binghamton, NY. He is survived by his wife, Mary; three sons, M-Sgt. Edmond Roff of Orlando, Fla., S-Sgt. Jack Roff of England, and Rex Roff of Sidney, NY; a daughter, Mrs. Marian Katcher of Johnson City, NY; a sister, Mrs. Allen Rockwell of Hershey, and several grandchildren. Funeral services were held Sunday at 3 p.m., the Rev. Albert H. Schott officiating. Burial was in Prospect Cemetery, Mansfield. - Wellsboro Agitator, 4 August 1960

ROGERS, Blanche Louise [SRGP 79949] - Blanche Louise Zenger, 93, of Mansfield, died Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2002, at Broad Acres Nursing Home, Wellsboro. Born Aug. 2, 1909 in Covington, she was the daughter of James and Bertha Tuttle Rogers. She was a retired housekeeper. She was a member of the Bakerburg Community church and the E. Sullivan Grange. Louise was well known for her ability to embroider, make baby quilts and Barbie Doll clothes. Preceding her in death were her husband, Foster in 1991; a brother, Hugh Rogers; and two sisters, Naomi Rundell and Gwendolyn Holleran. Surviving are a daughter and son-in-law, Donna and Jay Peffer of Mansfield; a son and daughter-in-law, Carl and Phyllis Zenger of Lockport, NY; a sister, Grace Glover of Wellsboro; four grandchildren, David [Susan] Zenger of Bradenton, Fla., Drs. Julie [Jon] Hain of Troy, Mich., Diane [Jeffrey] Kovacs of El Paso, Texas, Ronald Peffer of Mansfield; seven great grandchildren, Gregory, Jimmy and Jeffrey Zenger, Malia and Mattison Hain, Victoria Kovacs, and Foster Peffer. Calling hours will be held at the Gary Wilston Funeral Home, 18 N. Main St., Mansfield on Saturday, Oct. 5 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Services will follow calling hours on Saturday at 1 p.m. with the Rev. David Dressler, her pastor, officiating. Burial will be made in Prospect Cemetery, Mansfield. Memorials may be made to the Bakerburg Community Church, 197 Gray Valley Road, Mainesburg, PA 16932. - Wellsboro Gazette, October 2, 2002, p.7

ROSE - ADA R. HORTON (SRGP 21793)
 Ada R. Horton, 71, of 336 Sherwood Manor, Mansfield, formerly of Tioga, died Wednesday, Nov. 25, at the Arnot-Ogden Hospital in Elmira, NY. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church, the Rebekah Lodge and the DAR of Mansfield.  She was secretary for many years of the Tioga Grange and taught Sunday school at the former Tioga Methodist Church for many years. Her husband, Robert L., died Sept. 9, 1978. Surviving are her mother, Inez Rose of Tioga; a brother, Harold Rose of Tioga; and four nieces. Funeral services were held Saturday, Nov. 28, at the Scureman Funeral Home.  The Rev. James T. Dawes officiated. Burial was made in Prospect Cemetery, Mansfield.

ROSE - Mrs Betsey L. Doud (SRGP 07151) diedin the Blossburg hospital at 1 o'clock on Monday afternoon last. On Saturday she submitted to a surgical operation, and until noon of Monday her condition was considered wholly favorable by the physicians and nurses. Then came a sudden change, and the patient failed to respond to medical treatment. Mrs Doud had been ill since September last. Decedent's maiden name was Rose, and she was born in Sullivan township on July 6, 1853. In January, 1874, she was married to Isaac R. Doud. For three and a half years she made her home in Mansfield with her son. Prior to that she had lived in Sullivan, Blossburg, Covington,Colorado, and in Mifflin county, Pa. Mrs Doud is survived by one son C. W. Doud, of Mansfield; four grandchildren, three brothers, R. W. Rose, of Pueblo, Col.; J. F. Rose, of Colorado Springs, Col.; M. F. Rose of Mansfield, and one sister, Miss Julia A. Rose of Nocholia, Mont. The funeral will be held from the home of her son, C. W. Doud, in South Main street, on Thursday 2 o'clock p.m. The Rev. Frank E. Eden will officiate. Burial will be in Prospect cemetery. Mrs Doud was a member of the Covington Baptist church, and was faithful in following the teachings of the Master. Although much of tragedy had come into her life, she met it all bravely and carried her burdens with marvelous fortitude. Six years ago, a son, Ray Doud, was accidently killed on the Rose ranch in Colorado, and three years later her husband met like fate on the same ranch. Kind, considerate and helpful, Mrs Doud was held in high esteemed by all who knew her. A good woman is gone.

ROSE - DOROTHEA KNOWLTON (SRGP 19368)
Dorothea A. Knowlton, 96, of Wellsboro, died Sunday, May 22, 2005 at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro. Dorothea was the wife of the late Richard C. Knowlton who died in 1977. She was born May 3, 1909, the daughter of Herman and Mary Ann Wilson Rose. Dorothea worked for the former Wright Dress Shop in Mansfield for 25 years. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Mansfield, the Order of the Eastern Star, Mansfield BPW, and the Rebeccas. Among her favorite hobbies were crossword puzzles, gardening, bowling, and garage sales. Dorothea is survived by two daughters and a son-in-law, Patrica (Carl) Loud of Mooresville, N.C., Margaret Bogaczyk of Blossburg; two sons and a daughter-in-law, David and Rosa Knowlton of Mansfield, Harold A. Knowlton of Mansfield; 18 grandchildren; and numerous great grandchildren. Daughters, Mary Jeanine Knowlton, Loris Jane Deming; and grandson, Joseph Bogaczyk, preceded her in death. Family and friends are invited to call on Friday, May 27 from 6:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Crematory and Monuments, PC, 637 S. Main St., Mansfield. A memorial service will be held immediately following the visitation at 7 p.m. at the funeral home with the Rev. Howard Woodruff officiating. Burial will be in Prospect Cemetery, Mansfield.

ROSE, Edith Smith [SRGP 6836}
Mrs. Edith Rose Smith, 78, of Mansfield, died Wednesday, April 13, 1955. She was the widow of Nelson J. Smith. A life long resident of Mansfield, she retained membership in the Sullivan State Road Baptist Church and was active in the Mansfield Baptist Church, including the Friendship Class and the Women’s Missionary Society. She was a member of the Wellsboro Chapter, DAR, and the Mansfield Literary Club. Surviving are two brothers, Fred E. Rose, Mansfield, and Harold M. Rose, Williamsport; one niece and one nephew. Services were Friday at the funeral home, 18 North Main Street; with her pastor the Rev. David J. Griffiths, officiating. Burial in Prospect Cemetery.

ROSE, Etta (SRGP 07154) - Miss M. Etta Rose died at the home of her brother, M.F. Rose, last Friday evening at 6 o'clock, after a long sickness, aged 40 years. Funeral services were held at the house Sunday afternoon, conducted by her pastor, Rev. L.M. Gates, of the Baptist church, and were attended by a large number of relatives and friends. Prior to her illness she had been cashier for several years in her brothers', R.W. & M.F. Rose, store. She was a bright, intellectual Christian woman and had many friends. Her aged father, Russell Rose, three brothers, R.W. and M.F., of Mansfield, J. Freemont Rose, of Colorado and three sisters, Mrs. George Orvis, of Sullivan, Mrs. I.R. Doud, of Covington, and Miss Julia Rose, preceptress in Mansfield boro graded school, survive her. The burial was in Hope cemetery. - [Gray scrapbook, no date on clipping]

ROSE Grace [SRGP 12749] - Mrs. Claude Sours of  Mansfield, died Dec. 7 [1918] of influenza. She leaves a husband and young daughter, and five step-sons. Mrs. Sours was Grace Rose, daughter of the late George Rose of Sullivan. - Wellsboro Agitator, December 18, 1918

ROSE- Mrs. Lorette Rose Briggs (SRGP 10228) diedat her home on East Elmira Street last Thursday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock. She had been in ill health for several weeks, having suffered slight paralytic strokes. Her husband, Elmer Briggs, diedon April 11 last. Mrs. Briggs was born October 19, 1856, in Richmond Township, the daughter of James Madison and Elmina Gitchell Rose. She lived in Richmond Township in the house now known as the Corey Creek Golf Club house, and attended the Powers Corners school, except for a time when she was ill with infantile paralysis. On December 30, 1880, she was married to Elmer R. Briggs. They resided in Richmond and Mansfield, Mr. Briggs being engaged in farming part of the time and also in business in Mansfield. They had several children, of whom the survivors are two daughters, Mrs. Robert W. Wilson, of Mansfield, Mrs. W. T. Horton, of Corning, and a son, Walter J. Briggs, of Huntington, W. Va. There are also 10 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren, as well as several neices and nephews. She was the last of the children of James Madison Rose. Mrs. Briggs was a woman of remarkably cheerful and sympathetic character, dearly beloved by her children, grandchildren and neices and nephews. She was as thorough a Christian as one could ask for, being a devoted member of the Baptist Church, and carrying her Christianity into her daily living. She was patient and kind and understanding. Her cheerful smile and friendly words will be remembered by a host of friends and neighbors. The funeral was held from her late home last Saturday afternoon at two o'clock. The Rev. Owen Barrett, of Blossburg, a nephew, officiated. Interment was in the family plot in Prospect Cemetery. The bearers were; Robert W. Wilson, Carl Wilcox, Donald McKinnon, Edwin Coles and Dwight Patterson. Submitted by Barbara Conrad

ROSE - WARREN ROSE, (SRGP 15713) aged 37 years, formerly of Wellsboro, died Saturday night at his home in Niagara Falls, following an operation for appendicitis. He was born Nov. 28, 1904, in Mansfield, son of Mr. & Mrs. Fred E. Rose, now residents of New York, formerly of Mansfield and Wellsboro. He was an official of the American Salesbook Company. He is survived by his parents and his widow. The funeral will be held Wednesday at 2 pm, at the home of Harry Kingsley in Mansfield. Rev. C. W. Sheriff, of Wellsboro, officiating; burial in Prospect cemetery, Mansfield. - Wellsboro Agitator, 29 July 1942, p.9 {This obituary is in error. The burial isin Gray Valley Cemetery]

Thomas J. ROUNSVILLE, (SRGP 80422) of Mansfield, died at the Blossburg Hospital, Nov. 7 following an illness of several months. He was born at Bear Creek,Tioga County, March 29,1871, son of Clarinda and Armenus Rounsville. October 7, 1898 he married Miss Gertrude Canedy. Five children were born to them:  Lee, Irma, Frances, Louise, and Frederick. He had always lived at or near Mansfield. Besides his widow and children, he is survived by one sister; Mrs. Harry Liddy of Binghamton; two brothers, Irvin of Dansville and Fred of Mansfield;  one half sister, Mrs. Irving( Dora) Knapp of Mansfield, and one half brother, Mr. Jacob Boyce of Flemington; several nieces and nephews. Wednesday – November 17, 1926 The Wellsboro Agitator

Miss Gertie Winfield Rowland {SRGP 85645)
At Mansfield, November 20, 1879, Gertie Winfield, adopted daughter of W. A. and Mary Rowland, in the 7th year of her age.  (Tuesday, December 2, 1879, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

RUGGLES - MRS. HAZEL R. BRACE (SRGP 15518)
 Mrs. Hazel R. Brace, age 82, of 196 N. Main St., Mansfield, died Tuesday, November 21, 1972.  Funeral services were held at the Kuhl Funeral Home (formerly Shaw and Robena), Mansfield, Friday afternoon.  Rev. William McElwain officiated.  Burial was in Prospect Cemetery, Mansfield. She is survived by one son, Eben of Mansfield; one grandson, Daniel Brace of Bath, NY; three granddaughters, Mrs. Elwyn G. (Elizabeth) Kuhl of Mansfield, Mrs. Robert (Janet) Santimaw of Albany, NY, Miss Dianne Brace of Bath, NY; one great-grandson, Brion Santimaw, of Albany. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, Mansfield and the Austin Cox American Legion Auxiliary, Mansfield; past noble grand of Elizabeth Rebecca Lodge and a member of the D.L.S Club.  She was born August 7, 1890 in Gaines, Pa., the daughter of Daniel and Zelia Colegrove Ruggles.

 

RUMSEY - Kitty M. Steele, 65, [SRGP 82596]  wife of Raymond M. Steele, died early yesterday at her home on St. James Street. Funeral services tomorrow will be at the home with Rev. D. J. Griffiths of the Baptist Church officiating. Burial will be in Prospect Cemetery. A daughter of Orrin D. and Louisa Wells Rumsey. Mrs. Steele was born in Sullivan township July 26, 1870. On October 26, 1892 she was married to Raymond M. Steele, of Wellsboro, residing here until 1910, when they moved to Mansfield. Mrs. Steele was a member of the Baptist church of Mansfield and was active in Church and Community affairs. Surviving are her husband and four daughters: Mrs. Samuel Wilkes of Bath, NY; Mrs. Robert Wedge of Gaines; Mrs. Edgar L. Brandt of Wellsboro and Mrs. Wanda Wedge of Pittsburgh. - Wellsboro Gazette, 29 August 1935

 

RUNDELL, Burton B. [SRGP 86744]   d. Mon. in Elmira of heat, age 33 yrs.  Bur. Hope Cem., Mansfield; 2 bros.; Edward of Elmira, 1 sis.; Mrs. C. F. Shaw of Tama City, Io., mother res. In Mansfield  [Mansfield Advertiser 1901 24-Jul]

 

CHARLES J. RUSSELL
Charles J. Russell, 87, of Wellsboro RR 3 died Thursday, Aug. 30, 2001, at the Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro.    Born Feb. 8, 1914, in Tioga, he was the son of Grant R. and Eliza (Dense) Russell. He was retired from the U.S. Army and a veteran of World War II and Korea.  He made friends all over the world using CB and HAM radios. Surviving are many area friends.  A graveside service will be held at Prospect Cemetery, Mansfield, on Friday, Sept. 7, at 10 a.m. with Pastor Vernon VanNess officiating. Arrangements are being handled by the Carleton Funeral Home, Wellsboro.

RUSSELL – Ulysses Grant Russell, 90, of 25 Park Street, Painted Post, NY, formerly of Wellsboro RD, died Wednesday, April 12, 1961. He was a member of the Cherry Flats Baptist Church. Survived by sons, Glenn P. Russell of Painted Post, NY and Charles J. of Blossburg; one granddaughter, Mrs. Blair R. Hardenburg of Corning; one great granddaughter, Beatrice Louise Hardenburg also of Corning. Funeral service was held at the Shaw & Robena Funeral Home, Mansfield on Saturday at 1 PM, the Rev. Norman S. Love officiating. Burial was in Prospect Cemetery, Mansfield. – Mansfield Advertiser, 19 April 1961, p.4
 

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