Mansfield PA and Richmond Township in Tioga County PA
Prospect Cemetery, Mansfield, Tioga County, Pennsylvania
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SABOFIELD – MRS. LENA SABOFIELD BARNES, 75, of Mansfield, died Friday, May 4, 1962. She was the widow of William Barnes and a member of the Mansfield Presbyterian Church, the Tioga Valley Grange and the Friendly Circle. Born in Harrison Twp., Potter County, she was the daughter of Hezekiah and Emma Jane Newton Sabofield. Survived by son, Jay H. Church of New York City; daughters, Mrs. Emma White of Harrison Valley, Mrs. Eleanor B. Marshall of Whittier, Calif., Mrs. Evelyn B. Wells of Billerica, Mass.; 4 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren. Funeral service was held at the Shaw & Robena Funeral Home on Monday at 2 pm, the Rev. William McElwain officiated. Burial was in Prospect Cemetery, Mansfield.
SANDERS Kate [SRGP 86010]
Mrs. Kate Gillette, wife of Aaron W. Gillette, died at the home of her son, Lloyd Gillette, near Canoe Camp, June 3 . Mrs. Gillette, who was 71 years old, was a member of the Disciple church at Canoe Camp. She is survived by her husband, Aaron W. Gillette, and three sons, Lloyd of Canoe Camp; Fred of Akron, Ohio; and Verne of Canton. The funeral was held at the Disciple church at Canoe Camp June 5th, at 2 p.m., Rev. W.I. Burrell, of Pittsburgh, officiating. - Wellsboro Agitator, June 14, 1916
SARLE, Charles Henry [SRGP 82514] Charles Henry Sarle d. Richmond twp. Dec 3rd, age 43 yrs., 7 mos., son of Henry. [Mansfield Advertiser 1896 23 DEC]
SAVAGE, Frances (SRGP 05207) HYMAN, MRS. C.
The funeral of Mrs. Frances A. Hyman will be held at the family home, 156 Boardman Street, Sunday at 1 p.m., and will be private. The Rev. C. C. Roszell will officiate. Burial in Prospect Cemetery, Mansfield, Pa. Mrs. Hyman is survived by her husband Charles M. Hyman of Riverside, Calif, three daughters, Helen M. McConnell, Alice H. Allen of Elmira, and Ethel M. Hall of Corning, NY., two sons Raymond M. and Harry W. Of Riverside, Calif.
SAXTON - Mrs. Isabelle Saxton Wood, [SRGP 06442] aged 61 years, died August 7, at 10:15 p.m., at her home in Mansfield after an illness of three weeks. Funeral services were held Monday, Rev. J. R. Harris, pastor of the Presbyterian church, officiating; interment in Prospect cemetery. Mrs. Wood was the widow of Dr. F. G. Wood. She was a member of the Presbyterian church and prominent in social and political circles and held the position of treasurer of the School Board for a number of years. She was a member of Wellsboro Chapter DAR, the Mansfield Literary Club and Women’s Republican Council. Surviving are three children, Harold of Washington, and Helen and Hallock at home, and two grandchildren. - Wellsboro Gazette, 14 August 1930
SAXTON, Isabelle [SRGP 06442] – Mrs. Isabelle S. Wood passed away at her home on Sherwood street Thursday evening at 10:15, following an illness of about three weeks. The funeral was held at the home Monday at 2 p.m., the Rev. J.R. Harris, pastor of the Presbyterian Church, officiating; interment in the family plot in Prospect cemetery. Mrs. Wood was the daughter of Adolphus and Janet Catlin Saxton, and was born in Granville Township, Bradford county, June 17, 1869. On Jun 13, 1897, she was united in marriage to Dr. F.G. Wood, of Mansfield, and they came at once to Mansfield to make their home. Three children were born to them, Harold S., now of Washington, D.C.; Hallock and Helen at home. Dr. Wood passed away April 6, 191`7. Possessing a charming personality and a sincere Christian character, Mrs. Wood won the hearts of all who knew her. Her ready smile has cheered many a troubled heart and her wise counsel helped many over difficulties. She was an ideal mother, a chum to her children, and a neighbor that will be sadly missed. She was a member of the Presbyterian Church and its various organizations, in which she was an enthusiastic worker. For a number of years she was a member of the Mansfield School Board, having been elected to that body several times and held the office of treasurer for some time, until she resigned last fall to go to South Orange with her daughter, Helen. She was a member of the Mansfield Literary Club, Women’s Republican Council and Wellsboro Chapter, D.A.R. The large number of neighbors and friends who came to pay their last respects Monday afternoon, and the profuse floral offerings, bespoke the esteem in which she was held. Besides her children she is survived by two grandchildren, Betty and Catherine Wood, of Washington, D.C. – Mansfield Advertiser, 13 August 1930
SCARFE, Charles H. (SRGP 86634) - Charles H. Scarfe, 81, of Mansfield died Wednesday, February 13, 1957. He is survived by one son, Joseph Scarfe of Middletown, Del., one grandson, Edward Scarfe also of Middletown, Del. - Wellsboro Agitator, March 7, 1957
SCARFE, Lewis (SRGP 86709) - Lewis Scarfe, aged 16 years, son of Mr. & Mrs. Charles Scarfe, of Mansfield, died June 6 , after several months' illness. He was born in West Covington, June 2, 1905, and moved with his parents to Mansfield in 1906, where he had since resided. He is survived by his parents and one brother, Joseph Scarfe. A brother, Lester, died some time ago. The funeral was held Thursday at 2 p.m., Rev. D.J. Griffiths officiating, burial in Prospect cemetery. - Wellsboro Agitator, June 15, 1921 (Name spelled Louis on tombstone)
SCHERMERHORN - Mrs Huldah Hemmer (SRGP 14665) died Saturday
evening, January 16,1926, at 7 o'clock at the General Hospital, Wilkes-Barre
following an operation. She was the daughter of Joshua and Maryetta
Schermerhorn and was born September 5,1861 at Owego,N.Y. March 14,1886, she was
united in marriage to John Hemmer of Venango, Ellsworth county, Kansas, where
they resided for five years, when they removed to Mainesburg and about twenty
two years ago came to Mansfield. Mr Hemmer was killed by electricity May
1,1915. Mrs Hemmer was a successful nurse in Mansfield and Wellsboro until
about a years ago when she went to make her home with a son, Lewis in Wilkes
Barre. She was a woman of high Christian character, and with her quiet and
helpful ways made host of friends who were shocked to learn of her death. She
was a member of Elizabeth Rebekah Lodge of Mansfield. She is survived by one
son, Lewis J. Kemmer of Wilkes Barre; three daughters, Mrs James Kimball of
Wellsboro; Miss Eva Hemmer of Clifton Springs, N.Y.; one sister Mrs D.O. Hart
of Mansfield ; and three brothers, Ellsworth Schermerhorn of North Dakota; Levi
of Kansas and Baldwin, of California; also four grandchildren. Because of the
serious illness of Mrs M.R. Mosher, mother of Mrs Lewis Hemmer the remains were
taken to the Thomas undertaking rooms, Wilkes Barre, where funeral services
were held Monday at 12:30 o'clock, in charge of the Reverend Homer May. The
remains were brought to Mansfield Tuesday morning, and interment made in
Prospect cemetery, where a prayer service was held, the Rev. David J. Griffiths
officiating. Lewis Hemmer, Mr and Mrs James Kimball, Misses Eva and Rose Hemmer
accompanied the body to Mansfield. Because of the serious illness of her
mother, Mrs Lewis Hemmer was unable to accompany them. (James Wilson Scrapbook)
SCHIPBANKER - Miss Elinor Schipbanker, [SRGP 83131] 89 years of age, of the Green Home, Wellsboro, died Feb. 19, 1987, in the Green Home. She was born Apr. 1, 1897 in Mansfield, the daughter of Michael and Marie Jupenlaz Schipbanker. Miss Schipbanker was a graduate of the Mansfield Normal School and Syracuse University. She was an art instructor for many years in the schools of Shouthampton and Hempstead, NY. A member of St. James Episcopal Church, she was also a member of the Twilight Chapter OES, Mansfield, the New York State Retired Teachers' Association, and AARP. Surviving are several cousins. A memorial service was held at the convenience of the family.
SCHIPBANKER, Frances [SRGP 83132] - Miss Frances Schipbanker, age 71, of Wellsboro, formerly of Mansfield, died Friday, May 25, 1973, at the Hash Convalescent Home. Private funeral and burial in Syracuse, NY. Arrangements by Tussey Funeral Home, Wellsboro. She is survived by a sister, Miss Elinor Schipbanker of Wellsboro. She was a retired school teacher and a member of the New York State Retired Teachers Assn. - Wellsboro Gazette, May 31, 1973
SCHIPBANKER - Mrs. Helena Shipbanker Teutsch, 81, [SRGP 65611] of
Mansfield, died Saturday at her home. Her husband, Valentine Teutsch, is the
only survivor. Funeral services were held Wednesday at St. James Episcopal
Church in Mansfield; the Rev. John Hilton officiating; burial in Prospect
Cemetery, Mansfield. - Wellsboro Gazette, 2 March 1944
Wellsboro Gazette, 1929 January 17
SCHUSLER, Julia (SRGP 86831)- Mrs. Julia A. Noble died Nov. 21 , at the home of her niece, Mrs. W.E. Wheeler, in Mansfield. She was the daughter of Frederick and Sarah Schusler and was born in Delmar, August 2, 1841. Going to Mansfield when a young woman, she resided in that vicinity until her marriage to Andrew J. Noble, of Athens, in 1894. After the death of Mr. Noble she remained in Athens for some time, engaged in nursing. She returned to Mansfield to live in 1909. She is survived by two sisters, Mrs. Susan Ellis and Mrs. Ella Schusler, of Mansfield, and the following nieces and nephews: Emma Ellis and Mrs. W.E. Wheeler, of Mansfield; Mrs. F.W. Gilbert, of Elmira; Mrs. W.J. Shepherd, E.D. Gillette and J.H. Gillette, of Canandaigua; L.T. Gillette, of Rochester; F.D. Ellis, of Wabash, Indiana; Mrs. Robert McKechnie, of Inola[?], Okla., and Wilbur L. Higgins, of Buenos Aires, Argentina. The funeral was held Nov. 24 at 3 o'clock, Rev. Norman J. Mechlem officiating; burial in Prospect cemetery, Mansfield. - Wellsboro Agitator, December 4, 1918
SCHUSLER, Susan Ellis [SRGP 86833
Mrs. Harry Ellis died at her home in Mansfield May 10, after a long illness. The funeral was held last week Monday afternoon at 2 o’clock, Rev. Norman K. Mecklem, pastor of the Baptist church, officiating, burial in Prospect cemetery. Susan Schusler was born in Yates county, N.Y., October 18, 1835. In girlhood she united with the Baptist church and up to the time of her failing health was a faithful attendant upon the church services, interested and active in every part of the church work. She was married to Harry Ellis on November 29, 1857. He died in 1903. Three children were born to them, Emma and Minnie, who died in childhood, and Fred D. of Wabash, Indiana. Wellsboro Agitator, 21 May 1919.
SCOFIELD, E. Sheldon [SRGP 85706] 1881 01-Mar D Scofield, E. S. Died Mr. E. S. Scofield of the firm of Hirsch, Ely & Co., and for many years the manager of the glassworks at Blossburg, died at that borough last week Sun. Burial in Mansfield [Mansfield Advertiser]
SCOTT, Walter A. (SRGP 70429)
Walter A. Scott, 87, of Mansfield, died on Saturday, Oct. 23, 1982 at Broad Acres Nursing Home in Wellsboro. He was born Oct. 21, 1895 the son of William and Calkins Scott. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Mansfield and a member if the Arbon Lodge I.O.O.F., of Blossburg. He was a retired carpenter and a veteran of World War I. He is survived by wife, Maude Walker Scott; one son, Lanet T. Scott of Germany; two sisters, Mrs. Max (Lucinda) Johnson of Towanda, Mrs. Sara Benson of Columbia Crossroads, and two granddaughters. Funeral services were held on Tuesday at the Kuhl Funeral Home in Mansfield with his pastor the Rev. Benjamin Nevin officiating. Burial in Prospect Cemetery at Mansfield.
SEARS, Wm. [SRGP 86097] d. Mansfield 5 Aug. age 45 yrs. 6 mos. B. Woodhull, N.Y. wife nee Lucy Gernert. Left 2 ch. [Mansfield Advertiser 1904 0-Aug]
SEELEY, JUDD (SRGP 03807)
Judd Seeley died at his home on North Main street Thursday afternoon at 2 o’clock, following an illness of several months of hardening of the arteries. Funeral services were held at the home Sunday afternoon at 2 o’clock, the Rev. Orey Crippen, of Tioga, officiating, assisted by the Rev. Harold G. Stearns, pastor of the Mansfield Methodist church. Interment was in Prospect cemetery. Mr. Seeley was born in Rutland township 68 years ago, the son of Lewis and Mary Burr Seeley. He lived in Rutland, where he was a successful farmer until a few years ago when he moved to Mansfield, where he has since made his home. He was a man who was respected by all, whose honesty and integrity was above reproach. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Bessie VanNess Seeley, one daughter, Vera, at home; two sons, Carl, of Cincinnati, Ohio, and Lewis, of Rutland, and three sisters, Mrs. Jennie Pierce, of Columbia Cross Roads; Mrs. Rush Crippen, of Mosherville, and Mrs. Otis Cook, of Mansfield. Three sisters, Mrs. Sheff McClure, Mrs. Bruce Rosa and Mrs. Asa Crippen are deceased.
SEELEY - Mrs. L. Ella Seelye Ryon. [SRGP 09447] On Thursday last came the sad news of the death of Mrs. L. Ella Seelye Ryon which occurred the previous day at her home in Cookville, Pulaski County, Mo. The cause of her death was said to be heart disease following typhoid fever. Deceased was a daughter of the late George E. Seelye of Sullivan who died when she was three years of age. Her mother afterwards married Mr. F. M. Shaw of this boro and here Ella as raised. Upon arrival at maturity she taught school several terms in this vicinity and early in 1879 married DavidH. Ryon of Lawrenceville. After a couple of years' residence in Lawrenceville, Mr. Ryon removed his family to Newhampton, Iowa where he engaged in the mercantile business. Last year he joined a company formed for the purpose of raising cattle who purchased a thousand acre ranch in Missouri. It was shortly after removal to this new home that the fatal sickness set in. Mrs. Ryon was an earnest Christian and an active member of the M. E. Church, a person who endeared herself to a large circle of friends and who feel deeply her loss. She was in the twenty-eighth year of her age. Her loving husband and son two years old surviver her. The remains were brought to Mansfield and the funeral took place from her mother's residence on Monday afternoon, being attended by a large concourse of sorrowing friends. Rev. W. A. Ely, pastor of the M. E. Church, officiated. Mr. Ryon's many friends in this place sympathise deeply with him in the painful bereavement which has fallen to his lot. [Prospect Cemetery - 1885]
SEELEY - - MRS. MARY SHAW (SRGP 09654)
The funeral of Mrs. Mary Shaw, of Montrose, took place at 10 o'clock last Tuesday morning with services at the home of L.B. Shaw, in Mansfield; burial in Prospect cemetery. Mrs. Shaw was 82 years old and died at her home in Montrose March 9, after a long illness. She was well known in Mansfield, being a native of that place, and having resided there for a number of years. Mrs. Shaw is survived by four daughters, Mrs. Mary Eshleman, of Lancaster; Mrs. Edith Shaw Jones, of Mansfield; Mrs. Anna Lane, of Binghamton, and Miss Mabel Shaw, of Montrose. (The Agitator: Wellsboro, PA, Wednesday, March 21, 1917)
SEELEY, MISS VERA (SRGP 03812)
The many friends of Miss Vera Seeley were shocked to learn of her death, which occurred about noon Friday at the Arnot-Ogden Hospital, Elmira, where she underwent a serious operation three weeks previous. She seemed to be making a satisfactory recovery from the operation for over a week, when complications set in and she gradually grew worse. Friday morning a blood transfusion was resorted to, her sister-in-law, Mrs. Lewis Seeley, of Rutland, supplying the blood, but even this failed to save her. Miss Seeley was the daughter of Judd and Bessie VanNess Seeley and was born thirty-nine years ago in Rutland, where she made her home until a few years ago, when the family moved to Mansfield. In her contact with people she made a host of friends and as a friend she was true and loyal. That she had many friends was evidenced by the large number of letters and cards sent her during her illness and by the beautiful floral tributes at the funeral. She accepted Christ several years ago and in her dealings with others applied the Golden Rule. She is survived by her mother, Mrs. Bessie Seeley, and two brothers, Lewis of Rutland, and Carl, of Cincinnati, Ohio. Also nieces and nephews. The funeral which was largely attended, was held at the home Monday at 2 p.m., the Rev. Orey Crippen, of Tioga, officiating, assisted by the Rev. Douglas Baylis, pastor of the Mansfield Methodist Church; interment in Prospect Cemetery. (Handwritten date Dec. 13, 1929)
SEELEY, MISS VERA (SRGP 03812)
Mansfield, Dec. 18—The funeral of Miss Vera Seeley, who died Friday at an Elmira hospital was held at the family home on North Main Street, Monday at 2 p.m., the Rev. Orey Crippen of Tioga, officiating. Interment was in Prospect Cemetery. Miss Seeley was born in Rutland 39 years ago, the daughter of Judd and Bessie VanNess Seeley. A few years ago the family moved to Mansfield, where she had since made her home. She is survived by her mother, Mrs. Bessie Seeley and two brothers, Lewis of Rutland and Carl of Cincinnati, O.
SENSEMAN - MRS. HERBERT HUGHES
Mrs. Sara S. Hughes, 61, of Tioga RD 1 died Tuesday evening at her home. She was born Dec. 5, 1911, in Muncy, the daughter of Ridner and Clara Ruther Senseman. She was a member of the Tioga Baptist Church and the Tioga Firemen's Auxiliary. She is survived by her husband, Herbert; a daughter, Mrs. Ralph (Bonnie) Updyke, Tioga; three grandchildren; a brother, William Senseman of Muncy. Funeral services were held Friday at 1:30 pm at the Kuhl Funeral Home, formerly Shaw and Robena, with the Rev. Russell Camp officiating. Burial was in the Prospect Cemetery, Mansfield.
SEYMOUR, Elvira [SRGP 73129] Owens, Mrs. Charles H. d. last Sun. at Mansfield age abt. 60. Bur. At Hope Cem., Mansfield. Left 1 son, Ray [Mansfield Advertiser 1901 24-Jul]
SHARP, James [SRGP 85709] - Mr. James Sharp, aged 64 years, died on April 14  at his home in North Union, PA. He formerly resided in Mansfield. He was a civil war veteran and a member of the Mansfield GAR post. Mr. Sharp is survived by his wife, two sons and two daughters. The remains were taken to Mansfield for interment. - Wellsboro Agitator, April 28, 1909
SHATTUCK, Florence [SRGP 86682] d. New York City (no date), buried Hope Cem., Mansfield "Mon.", age 15, dau. of Charles L. and Ida Shattuck of Elmira, Ny [Mansfield Advertiser 1896 12 FEB]
Shaw, Andrew [SRGP 08271] d. Andrew Shaw, age 53 yrs, in Richmond, Apr 3rd, Consumption [Mansfield Advertiser 1878 10-Apr}
SHAW, David Porter [SRGP 08273] Mansfield Advertiser 27th Dec 1876:
D. Porter Shaw of Lambs Creek was injured last week by a runaway accident. Was
dying at last account.
Mansfield Advertiser 10 Jan 1877: Died D.P. Shaw age 46 years Dec. 26th at home in Lambs Creek.
Earl W. SHAW, age 92 [SRGP 20946] of 301 N. Main St., Mansfield, Pa., Thursday, Dec. 16, 1976 at the Geisinger Medical Center. Friends are invited to call at the Kuhl Funeral Home, Mansfield, Saturday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral at the First United Methodist Church of Mansfield Sunday at 2:00 p.m., the Rev. Paul R. O’Brien officiating. Burial in Prospect Cemetery, Mansfield.
SHAW - Earl W., age 92, [SRGP 20946] of Mansfield, died Thursday, Dec. 16, 1976 at the Geisinger Medical Center. Funeral services were held at the First United Methodist church of Mansfield Sunday at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Paul R. O’Brien officiating, Burial in Prospect Cemetery, Mansfield. He is survived by wife, Daisy Brace Shaw; 8 sons, Daryl of Silver Springs, Md., Robert of Mansfield, Richard of Dallas, Tex., Earl Jr. of Damascus, Md., Leland of Ft. Wayne, Ind., Bryon of Painted Post, Harold of Mansfield RD1, Gayle of Elmira Heights; 5 daughters, Mrs. Merle (Loree) Coates of Osceola, Mrs. Homet (Roberta) Vaughn of Danville, Mrs. Rutsor(?) (Virginia) Erway of Wellsboro, Mrs. Alice Scott of Big Flats, NY, Mrs. Donald (Marlyn) Lee of Bolivar, NY; one brother, Wade Shaw of Mansfield; 46 grandchildren; 49 great-grandchildren. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Mansfield, a 64-year member of the IOOF of Mansfield and a member of Elizabeth Rebecca Lodge No. 291 and a retired 39-year employee of the United States Postal Service. He was a member of the Mansfield Hose Company, a graduate of the Mansfield Normal School (now Mansfield State College) and a former preacher. He was born Dec. 29, 1883 in Mansfield, the son of Seymour and Alice Grover Shaw. - Wellsboro Gazette, 22 December 1976
Mrs. Edith SHAW Jones , (SRGP 45398) 77, of Syracuse , formerly of Mansfield, Saturday, Sept. 21, 1946. Survived by daughter, Mrs. Evelyn Jones Snyder, grandson, Philips Snyder, and great grandson, all of Syracuse ; sister, Mrs. Mabel Shaw Bennett of Johnson City. Funeral Tuesday at 2 p.m. at Shaw Funeral Home Mansfiield. Rev. Floyd Guiles. Prospect Cemetery.
SHAW, Edith [SRGP 45398] – Mrs. Edith Shaw Jones, 77, of Syracuse, NY, formerly of Mansfield, died Saturday, Sept 21, 1946. A daughter of Frank and Celia Seeley Shaw, she was born in the house on North Main Street now owned by Ronald Brace. She received her education in the Mansfield schools, graduating from Mansfield State Normal School in 1888. She taught in the rural schools and for many years was on the faculty of the Mansfield Senior High School. She was an honorary member of the Columbian Literary Exchange and while here was active in the social and civic affairs of the community. Mrs. Jones was the author of many articles and poems and just recently published a book of poems entitles “Dear Teacher”. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Evelyn Jones Snyder; grandson, Philip Snyder; and great-grandson, Philip Snyder, all of Syracuse; and a sister, Mrs. Mabel Shaw Bennett, of Johnson City. Funeral services were held Tuesday, Sept. 4, at the Shaw Funeral Home here, the Rev. Floyd Guiles officiating. Burial was in Prospect Cemetery. Those from away who attended the funeral were Mr. and Mrs. Paul Snyder, Mr. and Mrs. Philip Snyder and son Philip, J. Lane and son Lionel and daughter Elizabeth, all of Syracuse; Mr. and Mrs. Howard Rhyan of Corning; Mrs. Molly Weston Kent of Wilkes-Barre`; Mr. and Mrs. Stuart Miller of Elmira; and Mr. and Mrs. S. Bennett of Johnson City. – Mansfield Advertiser, 2 October 1946
SHAW, Edna [SRGP 08292] – Mansfield, PA, Jan.7 – Mrs. Edna Shaw Obourn, widow of Lewis W. Obourn, was found dead in an upper room of her Academy street home Monday evening about 6 o’clock, when her oldest child went to search for her, as they had not seen her for some time. She had committed suicide by hanging. The physician said that she had been dead for several hours. Mrs. Obourn was the daughter of the late Mr. & Mrs. William Shaw, of Pickle Hill, and had spent practically all of her life in Mansfield. May 19, 1910, she was married to Lewis W. Obourn, who died May 18, 1925. Four children were born to them, Herman, Elizabeth, Wilbur & William. She is also survived by two step-sons, John and Nicholas Obourn, of Corning; three sisters, Mrs. Charles Johnson, of Red Wing, Minn.; Mrs. Chester Garrison, of Wellsboro, and Mrs. Howard Lewis, of Elmira; and two brothers, William Shaw, of New York City, and Wells Shaw, of Johnson City. The funeral was held Thursday, Rev. Mr. Simmons officiating; interment in Prospect cemetery. – Wellsboro Agitator, January 13, 1926, p.6
SHAW - H. WADE SHAW, 89, (SRGP 80637) of 112 Academy Street, died Friday, Jan. 3, 1986, at his home. Born in Richmond Twp., Tioga County, Oct. 16, 1896, he was a son of Seymour D. and Alice Grover Shaw. Mr. Shaw was a member of First United Methodist Church of Mansfield. He was a member of Covington Arbon Lodge 489 and Canton Lodge 10 of the International Organization of Odd Fellows, and the Grand Encampment, IOOF of Pennsylvania. Mr. Shaw and his wife, the former Hettie Grover, observed their 57th wedding anniversary April 12, 1985. Surviving, besides his wife, is a daughter, Mrs. Mary Alice Rockwell, of Troy RD 3. The funeral was held Monday at Kuhl-Wilston’s, 18 North Main St. Burial was in Prospect Cemetery. The Rev. James T. Dawes, his pastor, officiated. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the United Methodist Church Memorial Fund.
SHAW, J. Alfred  d. Richmond Twp. last Sun. age 29 yrs. Pneumonia. Bur. Hope Cem., Mansfield. Son of Wm. Shaw, one of 7 ch. [Mansfield Advertiser 1903 18-Nov]
SHAW - John H. Shaw [SRGP 12906], aged 61 years, of Mansfield, died Monday morning at 8 o'clock. The funeral will be held Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the home, Rev. J.P. Harris, pastor of the Mansfield Presbyterian church, officiating; burial in Prospect cemetery, Mansfield. Besides the widow, Mrs. Leda O. Shaw, he is survived by six sons, Nelson B.; Wilford W.; Lester; John H. Jr; Llewellyn B.; Edson R.; two daughters, Martha E. and Esther A.; one grandson, Bryce Robert Shaw; one brother, Llewellyn B. Shaw, all residents of Mansfield.. He also leave a sister, Mrs. Edna Shaw Warren ??, of Durant, Mich. Mr. Shaw was a member of the Presbyterian church and Mansfield Lodge 526, IOOF, and Tioga County Mail Carriers Association. - Wellsboro Agitator, March 18,1931, p.1
SHAW - Laura S. Tooker, 81, [SRGP 23096 - first
name is actually Edna] of Central Avenue, Wellsboro, formerly of
Mansfield, died Thursday, Jan. 7, 1999, at home. Born June 8, 1917, in
Millerton, she was the daughter of Walter J. and Edna Lewis Shaw. She was a
graduate of the former Mansfield State Teachers College. She taught home
economics for 12 years in Westfield and Harrisburg area schools, retiring in
the 1940s. From 1951 to 1957, she worked for the National Dairy Counsel. She
was a site manager for the Hospitality House in Mansfield for 10 years. She was
a member of the First United Methodist Church, Mansfield, and the Elizabeth
Rebecca Lodge #291. Surviving are two daughters and son-in-law, Lorraine Tooker
and Patricia and David Krick, all of Wellsboro; two grandchildren, Sarah and
Caleb Krick; one brother, Seymour Shaw of Mansfield; two stepchildren, William
H. Tooker Jr. of Gretna, La., and Elaine Tooker Merrick Waddil of Texas; and
many nieces, nephews and cousins. Calling hours were held Saturday, Jan. 9, and
Sunday, Jan. 10, at Scureman Funeral Home, Mansfield. Funeral services were held
there Sunday, Jan. 10, with the Rev. Joyce Treas officiating. Burial was made
at Prospect Cemetery, Mansfield. Memorial donations may be made to the North
Penn Home Health Agency/Hospice, 520 Ruah Ave., Blossburg, Pa. 16912 -
Wellsboro Gazette, 13 January 1999
SHAW - Llewellyn B. Shaw, [SRGP 09658] aged 75 years, retired funeral director, of Mansfield, died April 5  in the Blossburg Hospital. He was born at Mansfield, Jan. 22, 1872, son of Harry B. and Martha Howe Shaw, and was graduated from the Mansfield Normal School in 1891.
For four years he taught school and later was engaged in the furniture business. In 1899 Mr. Shaw started his undertaking establishment at Mansfield. After his retirement in 1935 a son, the late Wilford W. Shaw, bought the business. Mr. Shaw was a member of the Mansfield Borough Council and served as Burgess for several terms. He was an Elder and clerk of sessions of the Presbyterian church and Past Noble Grand of Mansfield Lodge, IOOF. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge and of the Business Men’s Club. Surviving are his widow, Mabel Shipman Shaw; one sister, Mrs. Elmer Warren, of North Star, Mich., and two grandchildren, Bryce and Jack Shaw, of Mansfield. Funeral services were held Friday, Rev. John Hays officiating; burial in Prospect cemetery. - Wellsboro Agitator, 14 April 1948
SHAW - Seymour D. Shaw [SRGP 21381]died at his home in
Richmond township last Tuesday [May 25, 1931] morning at 6:30, after a short
illness. The funeral was held Friday, Rev. H. H. Gillies, of St James church, officiating;
interment in Prospect cemetery at Mansfield. Mr. Shaw was the son of Andrew and
Minerva Shaw and was born May 30, 1852, at the Shaw homestead, where he spent
his entire life. He married Alice F. Grover. To them six children were born:
Mrs. Charles Jerald, Earl, Walter and Wade, of Mansfield, and two who died at
an early age. He was a member of the Tioga Valley Grange, and for many
years was one of its most active members. He was a member of the Episcopal
church. Surviving are four children, twenty grandchildren and three
great-grandchildren. - Wellsboro Gazette, 3 June 1931
SHAW - Walter J. Shaw, (SRGP 14863) 72, of
Mansfield died Friday, June 19, 1959. He was a member of the Mansfield
Methodist Church. Survived by wife, Mrs. Edna Lewis Shaw; daughters, Mrs.
William H. Tooker and Mrs. William A. Vallet, both of Elmira; son, Seymour
Shaw of Mansfield; brothers, Earl W. Shaw, and H. Wade Shaw, both of
Mansfield; 7 grandchildren. Funeral service was held Monday at 4:30 p.m. at
the Methodist Church, the Rev. Donald Cronk officiated. Burial in Prospect
Cemetery. He was a retired mail carrier and a teach at the Canoe Camp School.
He was a past master of the Tioga Valley Grange where he was a 50 year
member. He was honorary trustee of the Methodist Church and a Past Grand of
the Mansfield IOOF Lodge 526 and a member of Tioga Valley Encampment 319,
IOOF. He was a member of the Rural Letter Carriers Association and graduated
from Mansfield State Teachers College, class of 1907. - Mansfield Advertiser,
Death Claims Mansfield Businessman-Wilford W. SHAW, (SRGP 12768) 41, funeral director here for many years, died at the Blossburg State Hospital to add for a.m. today after being ill since Wednesday. He was born here are April 15, 1903, graduated from the high school, State Teachers College and the Eckels School of Embalming. He was associated in the furniture and funeral business with his father until about 20 years ago when his to parent retired and he assumed the management. Mr. Shaw was trustee of the Presbyterian Church, past master of Friendship Masonic Lodge , member of Zebulon Royal Arch Chapter, past noble grand of the I.O.O. F., member of Corey Creek Golf Club, Tioga County Undertakers Association, and past President of the Business Man's Association. He is survived by his wife; two sons, Bryce R. and Jack W.; parents, Mr. and Mrs. L.. B. Shaw of Mansfield; brothers, Nelson B. Shaw, Kankakee, Illinois; Corporal Lester, Pacific area; Captain John, Georgia; 1st Lieutenant LB, Germany; Edson Shaw, Mansfield; sisters, Miss Martha Shaw, Philadelphia, Mrs. Vincent Ferrer, Charleston, South Carolina.. Services will be held at the Shaw Funeral Home Wednesday at 6:30 p.m., the Rev. M.E. Bartholomew officiating. Burial in Prospect Cemetery. [Error- Tombstone is in Oakwood Cemetery]
WILFORD W. (SRGP 12768) - Mansfield and vicinity was shocked and
saddened Monday morning to learn the death of Wilford W. Shaw, for the past
twenty yeas Mansfield’ funeral director. He had been stricken at a funeral a
short time ago, but felt better in a few days and was out doors one day last
week. He suffered a relapse and was taken to Blossburg Hospital, where he died
Monday morning, April 2, 1945. He was born in Mansfield April 15, 1903,
attended Mansfield schools, graduating from High School, and from M. S. T. C.
in 1924. He studied embalming in the Eckles School of Philidelphia and came back
to Mansfield to assist his father, L.B. Shaw, in Furniture and undertaking
business of that name. Upon the retirement of his father about ten years ago,
Wilford took over the business. Later he disposed of the furniture business and
established the Shaw Funeral Home in its present location. He was married June
17, 1925, to Miss Genevieve Cox, daughter of Mr. And Mrs. J.A. Cox, former
residents of Mansfield. They had two children, Bryce R. and Jack W. Mr. Shaw
was an ardent sportsman and participated in many other activities of the
community. He was president of the Mansfield Business Men’s Association for the
year 1943, a trustee of the Presbyterian Church, Past Master of Friendship
Lodge F &AM, a member of Zebulon Chapter, Royal Arsh, and past Noble Grand
of the I. O. O. F. He was a member of Corey Creek Golf Club, Mansfield Rod and
Gun Club, Tioga Undertakers Association and other organizations. Besides his
wife and sons he is survived by his parents, Mr. And Mrs. L. B. Shaw, of
Mansfield; brothers, Nelson B. Shaw of Kankakee, Ill.; Cpl Lester Shaw, in the
Pacific Area; 1st Lt L. B. Shaw, Germany; Capt John Shaw, stationed in Georgia
after several years combat duty, and Edson Shaw, of Mansfield; also two
sisters, Miss Martha Shaw of Philadelphia, and Mrs. Vicente Ferrer, Charleston,
S.C. The funeral will be held this (Wednesday) evening at six-thirty a the Shaw
Funeral Home, the Rev. M. E. Bartholomew officiating. Interment in Prospect
Cemetery with committal service by Masonic Lodge. [Error- Tombstone is in
M. H. SHEPARD (SRGP 18305) diedTHIS MORNING Morris H. Shepard, dean of Mansfield business men, diedat his home on Elmira Street, at 12:55 this morning. Death was caused by a heart trouble with which he had been afflicted for several years. Morris H. Shepard was born June 26, 1867, near Elmira, the son of Dayton and Angeline Garrison Shepard. He came to Mansfield when he was eighteen years old and attended school here, while working in the store of D. H. Pitts. Later he and M. Schipbanker engaged in the clothing and tailoring business in the block now occupied by his store and that of Palmer Bros., on the site of the old hotel which had burned the fall previous. He has since been engaged in the He has since been engaged in the was for a time a partner with Frank Baxter in the clothing business in Ithaca, N. Y. (mis-print) Mr. Shepard was identified with many activities in Mansfield, including the old Hook and Ladder Company and other organizations of the nineties. He was for many years member of the board of trustees of Mansfield Normal, part of the time serving as vice president and secreatry. He was president of the Grange National Bank and served eight years on Mansfield Borough Council. In Masonic circles, he was a member of Friendship Lodge, F. & A. M., Williamsport Consistory and the Shrine at Wilkes-Barre. He was also one of the organizers of the Corey Creek Golf Club and while his health permitted enjoyed playing there.
He had been a member of the Baptist Church for many years, and served in various capacities in that church. He was married July 4, 1891, to Flora Richmond, of Mansfield. To them was born a daughter, Ivah, now Mrs. Edward Walton, of Merchantville, N. J. Besides his wife and daughter, he is survived by two grandsons, Edward Francis and Morris Shepard Walton, three sisters, Miss Nettie Shepard, of Mansfield; Mrs. Lottie Smith, of Chandlersburg, and Mrs. Nana Ayres, of Millerton; and one brother, William Shepard, of Elmira. "Mort" Shepard, as he was familiarly known in this community, filled a valued place in the life of our town. He was a progressive and energetic business man, and a sympathetic and friendly citizen. He supported every worth while activity, and gave freely of his time whenever called upon. He was a devoted husband and father, and found great happiness in his grandsons. He had been in continuous business in Mansfield the longest of any firm now in business, and during that time had made a good reputation for himself by his desire to treat people right. The funeral will be held from his late home Friday afternoon at 2 p.m., with the Rev. D. J. Griffiths officiating. Interment will be in the family plot in Prospect Cemetery, with Mansfield Masons in charge of the committal.
SHEPARD, Morris H. (SRGP 18305)- Mansfield- Morris H. Shepard, dean of Mansfield business men died Dec. 9, 1936. He was born near Elmira 69 years ago. He came to Mansfield when he was 18 years old and attended school here. He worked in the store of D. H. Pitts and later he and M. Schipbanker engaged in the clothing and tailoring business. In 1903 he and W. C. Miller built the brick building which now houses the Shepard store. For many years Mr. Shepard was a member of the board of trustees of Mansfield Normal, serving for a time as vice president and as secretary. He was president of the Grange National Bank and served eight years on borough Council. In Masonic circles, he belonged to Friendship Lodge, F. and A. M.; Williamsport Consistory and the Shrine at Wilkes-Barre. He was a member of the Baptist Church. He leaves his wife, Flora Richmond Shepard; a daughter, Mrs. Edward Falton, Merchantville, N. J.; three sisters, Miss Nettie Shepard, of Mansfield; Mrs. Lottie Smith, of Chandlersburg, and Mrs. Nana Ayres of Millerton; an one brother, William Shepard, of Elmira.
M. H. SHEPARD, MANSFIELD CLOTHIER, DIES (SRGP 18305)
Mansfield—Morris H. Shepard, 69, for more than half a century connected with the clothing business in Mansfield and one of the borough’s most prominent men, died early Wednesday Dec. 9, 1936. Born near Elmira, June 26, 1867, Mr. Shepard came here at the age of 18 to enter the employment of the T. W. Judge Company. Later he was associated with the late M. Shipbanker before establishing his own business.Mr. Shepard served for many years as president of the former Grange National Bank of Mansfield. He was for several years vice-chairman and secretary of the Mansfield State Teachers’ College Board of Trustees, a member of the Business Men’s Association, a charter member of the Corey Creek Golf Club and interested in a wide range of civic affairs.He was a prominent member of the Baptist church and a member of Friendship Lodge, F&AM, of Mansfield, the Williamsport Consistory and the Wilkes-Barre Shrine.Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Flora Richmond Shepard; a daughter, Mrs. Edward Walton; two grandsons, Edward Francis and Morris Shepard Walton of Merchantville, N.J.; three sisters, Miss Nettie Shepard of Mansfield, Mrs. Lottie Smith of Chandlerburg, Pa., and Mrs. Nana Ayres of Millerton; and a brother, William, of Elmira.The funeral will be held at the home Friday at 2 p.m., the Rev. David J. Griffiths of the Baptist Church officiating. Burial in Prospect Cemetery, will be in charge of Masons.
SHEPARD – Silas E. Shepard, [SRGP 89688] aged 94 years, died Wednesday night, April 1 , at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Fred Miller, at Clifton Springs, NY, where he had resided for the past six years. He was born at Armenia Mountain, Pennsylvania, May 1, 1847. He was engaged in the lumber business at Fall Brook and Blossburg until 1894 when he bought a farm just outside Wellsboro and tilled the soil until he was 85. Upon his retirement from the farm he lived in Wellsboro until 1936, when he went to Clifton Springs. He was nephew of Silas Shepard, a pioneer minister of the Disciples of Christ who had great influence with the churches of this area. Mr. Shepard was a charter member of the Church of Christ of Wellsboro and served as a Trustee of that church from its beginning in 1913 until 1940, when his place as Trustee was taken by his son, Jesse Shepard, who capably serves in that capacity at the present time. Six sons and daughters survive, Jesse Shepard of Wellsboro; Mrs. Cora Mason of Mainesburg, PA; Curtis Shepard and Mrs. Fred Miller of Clifton Springs, NY; Mrs. Robert Austin of Glen Campbell, Pa.; and Albert Shepard of Batavia, NY; also 20 grandchildren, 41 great grandchildren and four great-great grandchildren. The funeral was held Saturday at the Evans & Johnson Funeral Home in Wellsboro, Rev. Mr. Hall officiating; burial at Mansfield. – Wellsboro Agitator, April 8, 1942, p.1
Wilbert D. SHEPARD (SRGP 18306) died Thursday afternoon, Aug. 4, 1938, at the home of his son, Dayton Shepard, 421 Mackey Pl, He leaves his wife; a son, Dayton; two daughters, Mrs. Delwood Gary and Mrs. Kenneth Stone; a stepdaughter, Mrs. Walter Howell, all of Elmira; three sisters, Miss Nettie Shepard of Mansfield; Mrs. Fred Smith of Mainesburg, Pa., and Mrs. Gates Ayers of Jobs Corners, also several nieces and nephews. The body is in the Phillips Funeral Home, where the funeral will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. The Rev. I. J. Shafer will officiate. Burial will be in Mansfield.
Charles Sherman, aged 71 years, died Nov. 25, at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Reuben Warters, of Mansfield. Funeral services were held Tuesday, Rev. Carl Schultz, pastor of the Covington and Lambs Creek Methodist churches, officiating; interment in Prospect cemetery, Mansfield. He is survived by his widow; three daughters, Mrs. Reuben Warters and Mrs. Verne Warters, of Mansfield, and Mrs. Truman Brion, of Corning; two sons, Wallace and Harry Sherman, of Mansfield, and several grandchildren. (The Agitator: Wellsboro, PA, Wednesday, December 5, 1928)
CHARLES HENRY SHERMAN (SRGP 73874 ???)
Charles Henry Sherman, of Schodac, died Nov. 25, at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Reuben Warters, at Lambs Creek, aged 71 years. The funeral was held last Tuesday, Rev. Carlton Shultz, of Covington, officiating; interment in Prospect cemetery, Mansfield. He is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Reuben Warters and Mrs. Verne Waters, of Lambs Creek, and Mrs. Truman Breon, of Corning; three brothers, G.W. Sherman, of Mansfield; Burton Sherman, of Wellsboro; Harry Sherman, of Lambs Creek; two sisters, Mrs. Flora Dartt, of Wellsboro; Mrs. J.E. VanCise, of Rochester; also nine grandchildren. (The Agitator: Wellsboro, PA, Wednesday, December 5, 1928)
Charles Sherman, aged 71 years, died Nov. 25, at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Reuben Warters, of Mansfield. Funeral services were held Tuesday, Rev. Carl Schultz, pastor of the Covington and Lambs Creek Methodist churches, officiating; interment in Prospect cemetery, Mansfield. He is survived by his widow; three daughters, Mrs. Reuben Warters and Mrs. Verne Warters, of Mansfield, and Mrs. Truman Brion, of Corning; two sons, Wallace and Harry Sherman, of Mansfield, and several grandchildren. (The Agitator: Wellsboro, PA, Wednesday, December 5, 1928)
SHERMAN, Gladys [SRGP 88717] – Miss Gladys Sherman, daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Emmet Sherman, of Mansfield, died Oct. 8, after a long illness, aged 29 years. She is survived by her parents and one sister, Miss Reva, at home. The funeral was held Wednesday at three o’clock; interment in Prospect Cemetery in Mansfield. – Wellsboro Agitator, October 18, 1922, p.3
SHERMAN John Emmet [SRGP 83284]
Wellsboro Agitator – January 19, 1927
John Emmet Sherman died at his home in Mansfield Jan 12, at 7:30 p. m. of kidney trouble. He was injured a few years ago when the Erie passenger train struck an automobile in which he was riding, and had never recovered from his injuries although he was able to do some light work until within the past few Months. He was born in Bradford county, May 1, 1856, the son of William and Catherine Courtney Sherman, On February 11, 1883, he married Miss Nellie Cleveland. Two daughters were born, Gladys, deceased, Roxa, Mrs. James Williams, of Sussex, N. J. He is survived by his widow and daughter, four brothers, Charles Sherman, of Lambscreek; Harry and Wallace, of Mansfield and Burton, of Wellsboro, and two sisters, Mrs. Etta Van Cise, of Rochester, and Mrs. Florence Dartt, of Wellsboro. The funeral was held Sunday, Rev D. J. Griffith officiating; interment in Prospect cemetery at Mansfield.
SHERMAN, Lena – Mrs. Lena E. Warters [SRGP 84854], 84, of Mansfield died Friday night, Oct. 24, 1969 at the home of her daughter, Mrs. George Cleveland, of Montrose. The widow of Reuben Warters, she was a member of the Lambs Creek Bible Church. Surviving besides Mrs. Cleveland, are two sons, Fred Burrell, Painted Post, NY and Alfred Burrell, of Millerton; two sisters, Mrs. Mabel Warters, Mansfield, and Mrs. Josephine Breon, Corning, NY; five grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren. The funeral was held on Monday at Shaw and Robena’s Funeral Home. Burial was in Prospect Cemetery. The Rev. Charles Brooks, her pastor officiated. – Wellsboro Gazette, October 30, 1969, p.14
SHERMAN, Mabel (SRGP 86277) - MRS. MABEL E.
Mrs. Mabel E. Warters, 90, of Mansfield RD 2, died Friday, June 15, 1979, in Maple Avenue Hospital, Dubois. She had been a resident of a Dubois nursing home for a short time. Born Oct. 1, 1888, in Mansfield RD, she was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Sherman. Mrs. Warters was a retired employee of Corning Glass Works, Corning, NY. Her only immediate survivor is a sister, Mrs. Josephine Breon, of Corning. The funeral was held Monday at the Kuhl Funeral Home, 18 North Main Street, Mansfield. Burial was in Prospect Cemetery. The Rev. Theodore Decker, pastor of Lambs Creek Bible Church, officiated.
Rev. Abijah SHERWOOD [SRGP 38481]
Rev. Abijah Sherwood, an aged and respected citizen of Richmond township, died last week Monday evening. His wife is very low with pneumonia, and her recovery is considered doubtful. Mr. Sherwood was the brother of Hon. Daniel L. Sherwood of Northumberland county. (Tuesday, March 23, 1880, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.) [Prospect Cemetery]
SHERWOOD, Albert [SRGP 68392] Albert Sherwood d. Sep 4th Mansfield, b. Marathon, Ny. Aug 27th 1817, came Tioga Co. 1834 w/ parents, m. May 28th 1845 Miss Julia A. Clark dau. of J. B. Clark; had: A.J. (dead); Anna M. Fralic (Mrs. D.L.) of Corning, Ny; Andres; Clark B. (Article gives complete genealogical line). [Mansfield Advertiser 1896 09 SEP]
SHERWOOD, Julia Floy [SRGP 68407] – Mrs. [J. Floy] George W. Cass
Sketch of the Life of an Estimable Woman Written by a Friend
It has often been said that “Death loves a shining mark.” Rarely has this been better exemplified than in the recent death of Mrs. George W. Cass, of Mansfield, who, as J. Floy Sherwood, daughter of Clark B. and Carrie S. Sherwood, was born in Mansfield, January 28, 1879. Possessed of a brilliant intellect and a studious temperament she was graduated at the Mansfield State Normal School, class of 1898, and took a post graduate course there in 1899. After this she taught a year in Nelson, leaving to enter Dickinson College, Carlisle, in 1901. At this institution she took several prizes and was graduated with the degree of A.B. in 1905. The following year she taught at Dickinson Seminary, Williamsport, here, as everywhere, winning golden opinions concerning herself and her work. On August 9, 1906, she was married to Mr. Geo. W. Cass and accompanied him to Barboursville, KY, where he was a member of the faculty of Union College. In 1907, when her husband became Professor of History in the Mansfield State Normal School, they together returned to Mansfield. Always a student, by private work she further prepared herself and in May 1908, received the A.M. degree from Dickinson College. In the spring of that same year her health began to fail. All that the best of medical attendance could do was done for her but, on April 16, 1910, she passed on to the fuller life, leaving a devoted husband to mourn her loss. Rev. Joseph Colebough, pastor of the Presbyterian Church of Nelson, who was the officiating clergyman at the wedding, conducted the funeral services. The floral tributes were many and beautiful, not only friends and family, but the faculty and the entire student body of the Mansfield Normal School as well as various organizations therein taking this method of showing affection and sympathy. At the conclusion of the funeral services, Dr. Smith, Principal of the Normal School, speaking by request, made the following brief address --- “ To me is given the privilege of voicing in words what the departed expressed in her life, of interpreting and making articulate that which, knowing her as both girl and woman, I could see in her life. We oftentimes lament when a life as liberally equipped as was hers is not prolonged to be enjoyed. Viewed thus we lose the best that such a life can teach us, losing this, we mourn the waste as men call it, of effort and enlargement that are snuffed out without the chance of being used. A. ------------ of the whole truth enables us to ---------------. Her’s was an abundant life. Abundance of life does not consist in length of days. It is measured rather by the multitude and variety of the worthy interests it appropriates. Many men live long who do not have much, and one of the best filled purely human lives I have ever known was compassed within the span of 24 years. Christ came among men not only to give life, but to give that life in abundance. Our sister forgot not the weightier matters of the law. She revealed that faith which is essential and then added to her faith the knowledge and the other virtues that make for life in its abundance. Has the effort of such a life been wasted? Ah, no! The life has been expanded, and in her case greatly increased by being shared with him who was to share her life to the end. Nothing of worth has been lost from such a life by that which we call death. Freed from the shackles of the earthly, it has gone forth to the fullness of life, and because of its enlargement this fullness means abundance. Such is the Christian’s confidence. To those of us who remain come sadness and loneliness. To the departed, dying in Christ, come gain and triumph and home.” – Wellsboro Agitator, April 27, 1910, p.4
SHERWOOD, Porter 
Well Known Citizen Died at His Home January 21. Porter Sherwood died at his home in this place January 21. He had been a patient sufferer for years with rheumatism but the direct cause of his death was a stroke of paralysis sustained only nine days before his death. On July 8, 1864, Mr. married Miss Mary Hammond, the beautiful accomplished daughter of the late Charles and Fannie Hammond, of Edmeston, N.Y., who survived him. For many years before her marriage Mrs. Sherwood was a teacher of remarkable success. One son was born to them, Charles H., who died in Palestine, Texas, many years ago, at the age of 19. Mr. Sherwood was born in Mansfield 76 years ago and was a son of the late Hon. Daniel Lee Sherwood and Caroline Sharpe Sherwood and was one of a family of eleven, three of whom are still living: Orvilla Sherwood, of Sunbury; Warren Sherwood, of Sidney, N.Y., and George Sherwood, of Rochester, N.Y. His father, the late Hon. D. L. Sherwood, was a native of Marathon, N.Y. He came into Tioga county in 1830 and to Mansfield in 1839, where he remained until 1869. In 1842 and again in 1843 he was elected to represent the counties of Tioga and Potter in the state legislature. He was elected to the senate in 1844, 1845, and 1846, from the counties of Tioga and Bradford. He ably represented Northumberland county in the legislature from 1877 to 1880. He was of English ancestry, his forefathers having occupied the estate in Nottingham, England, known as “Sherwood Forest” of Robin Hood celebrity. Mr. Sherwood had resided in Lambs Creek for nine years or more, coming here from Mansfield. He spent the early years of his life there. For twenty-five years he lived in Palestine, Texas, and Old Mexico. A number of years ago he returned and settled on a farm near Mansfield. Mr. Sherwood was a man of unusual intelligence. He kept abreast of the times on public questions and was a man of strict integrity and high morality. He was a lifelong Democrat and he was an ardent politician. He was one of Richmond’s most substantial citizens and always enjoyed the respect and esteem of his large circle of friends. The funeral, which was largely attended, was held at his late home Friday afternoon, Rev. Norman J. Mecklem, of Mansfield, conducting the services. Burial was at Mansfield. Beautiful music was rendered by Miss Laura Howe and Mrs. L.B. Shaw of Mansfield. Those who attended the funeral from a distance were: Mr. and Mrs. Harry Sherwood, of Geneva, N.Y.; Mr. and Mrs. Charles Seeley, of Kingston, and Mrs. Anna Fralie Crowl Harrington, of Corning. Wellsboro Agitator, 29 Jan 1919.
SHIPMAN, Carrie Knapp [SRGP 88482]
Farmington, May 19 – This place was saddened Monday morning May 12, by the death of Mrs. Carrie Shipman Knapp, aged about 35 years, wife of William E. Knapp, and only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John P. Shipman, of Mansfield. Death came after an illness of two weeks of spinal meningitis. On Feb. 28, 1912, Carrie Shipman was married to William E. Knapp, who survives her. She is also survived by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Shipman, of Mansfield, who have the sympathy of the whole community. She had spent her entire life in Farmington and was a consistent and faithful member of the M.E. church, having sung in its choir, been organist and helped in the Sunday School since childhood. She was an excellent homemaker and will be greatly missed in the church and community. The funeral was held at her home Thursday at 1 o’clock. Many relatives and friends from near and far came to pay their last tribute. The floral contributions were beautiful and showed the esteem in which she was held. Rev. Chas. Blount, of Tioga, conducted the services; burial at Mansfield. Wellsboro Agitator, 21 May 1919.
SHIPMAN, Carrie E. Knapp [SRGP 88482] – Mrs. Carrie E. Knapp, aged 34 years, only child of Mr. and Mrs. John P. Shipman, died after a short illness at her home in Farmington May 12, 1919. She is survived by her husband, William Knapp, and her parents. The funeral was Thursday at one o’clock; burial in Mansfield. Mrs. Knapp attended the M.S.N.S. as a student in the regular course; also in the Art and Music Department. She was very active in the work of the M.E. church of Farmington, also the Grange and Rebecca Lodge. Wellsboro Agitator, 21 May 1919.
JOHN H. SHIPMAN [SRGP 86484]
John H. Shipman, one of Mansfield's most popular citizens, and a veteran of the Civil War, died last Wednesday at his home here. The funeral was held on Friday afternoon, Rev. H.G. Stearns, pastor of the M.E. church officiating; burial was made in Prospect cemetery. A detachment of soldiers from the Ambulance Corps, fired a salute over the grace. Mr. Shipman was in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, July 29, 1845, where he spent his early youth. His parents moved to Farmington when he was 14 years of age where he resided until 18 years old, when he went to Gorton, NY, and enlisted in Co. B, 9th Regt., NY. Vols. The deceased is survived by his widow and two nieces, Mr. L.B. Shaw and Mrs. Helen Wilson. (Wellsboro Gazette, Thursday, March 1, 1928)
SHIPMAN - MRS. L.B. SHAW (SRGP 16298)
Mrs. Shaw collected and distributed used clothing to the needy through Needlework Guild for many years. She was very active in the WCTU and was its State President at one time. She was a member of the DAR and was very active in the Mansfield Presbyterian Church. Surviving are nephews George Wilson of Tucson, Arizona and Richard Wilson of Ft. Lauderdale, Florida; niece, Mrs. Genevieve C. Shaw of Mansfield; grand nieces, Mrs Patsy Booth and Mrs. Shirley Tomlinson of Mansfield, Mrs. Helen Hilton and Mrs. Joan Hackett; great nephews, Richard Wilson Jr., and Bryce and Jack Shaw; several great-great grand nieces and nephews. Friends may call at the Shaw and Robena Funeral Home Thursday evening 7 to 9. Funeral there Friday at 1:00 pm. The Rev. William McElwain will officiate. Burial will be in Prospect Cemetery.
SIMMONS - Edith G. Simmons, [SRGP 82709] age 71, Downingtown, Pa., formerly of Mansfield, died Sunday, July 8, 1979. She was born March 7, 19908 in Galeton, the daughter of the Rev. Fred and Ida Lounsberry Simmons. Rev. Simmons was a Methodist minister in Mansfield for several years. Surviving are two brother, F. L. Simmons of Albany, NY and Arthur C. of Bradford, Pa. The funeral will be held Thursday, July 12, 1979 at 11 a.m. at the Kuhl Funeral Home, Mansfield, with the Rev. David Weaver officiating. Burial will be in Prospect Cemetery. - Wellsboro Gazette, 11 July 1976
SIMMONS - Rev. Fred P. Simmons Dies at Mansfield [SRGP 35894]
County Auditor is Stricken Following Short Illness - was Former Pastor Here
Tioga County Auditor Fred P. Simmons died suddenly at his home at Mansfield last Thursday morning following a brief illness. Mr. Simmons was the son of William and Annie Boardman Simmons and was born at Westfield, April 29, 1867. He entered the ministry 38 years ago, his first charge being in the Methodist church at Almond, NY. In June 1895, he married Miss Ida Lownsbery of Mansfield, and took his bride to a new charge at Machias, NY. He had since served as pastor at the following places: Fillmore, NY; Corning; Hornell; Galeton; Wellsboro; North Tonawanda; Mt. Morris; Silver Springs, NY; Port Allegany; Mansfield; Phelps, NY; and Rushville, NY. In October, 1930 he retired from the active ministry after 36 years of service. He was one of the auditors of Tioga County, having been elected to that office in the November election by a large majority. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge at Phelps, NY, the Coudersport Consistory, and of Mary Wells Chapter OES. Besides his widow he is survived by two sons, Frederick of New York, and Arthur, of Bradford, Pa. And a daughter, Edith, at home, two brothers, Frank W. of Mansfield and Arthur of St. Petersburg, Fla. Funeral services were held from the Methodist church Saturday at 2 p.m. The service was conducted by the Rev. Douglas W. Baylis, pastor, assisted by the Rev. Frederick Maunder, pastor of the Methodist Church at Horseheads. Interment was in Prospect Cemetery. - Wellsboro Gazette, 5 May 1932
SIXBEE - Obituary: Floyd L. Sigsbee (SRGP 18387) was the son of Reynolds and Hannah Daggett Sigsbee was born on the Sigsbee farm on Bailey Creek, July 10,1852. On November 14,1871, he was married to Miss Sarah Helen Edgerton, who survives him. He died at the home of his brother-in-law, F.E. Edgerton on Canoe Camp Creek November 25,1925. He leaves one daughter and three sons: Mrs Myrtle Hagar, of Elmira Heights; Jay F. Sigsbee of North Bend; Glenn, of Renova and Ross of Elmira and two sisters, Mrs Bell Watkins of Mansfield and Mrs Dell LeBarron of Corning. Mr Sigsbee suffered a stroke of paralysis August 12, from which time he had been gradually failing until his death. The funeral was held from the home Sunday afternoon, Rev. A. McCracken of Covington officiating; interment was in Prospect cemetery at Mansfield.
SLINGERLAND, Cora [SRGP 00725] - Mrs. Cora Austin Van Ness, 85, of Covington, formerly of Mansfield died December 31, 1954. She was a Gold Star mother, the Austin-Cox post, American Legion of Mansfield, receiving the name of her son, Gerald N. Austin, a World War I veteran. She is survived by daughter, Mrs. Ruth Austin Bolt, Covington; son, Roy Austin, of Mahwah, NJ; sister, Mrs. Grace Early of Albion, NY and Mrs. Edith Randall, Elmira; 6 grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren. Services were Monday with The Rev. David Griffiths officiating. Burial in Prospect Cemetery, Mansfield. - Wellsboro Agitator, January 6, 1955, p.4
SLINGERLAND, George [SRGP 66398] d. Richmond Twp. 6 August, age 71 yrs. 11 days, born Oneida Co., N.Y. 25 Nov. 1891 (sic), been here since young man, left wife & John W., James D., Mrs. Charles (Abbie) Coveney & bro. John, Mansfield &. William, Kansas [Mansfield Advertiser 1891 12-Aug]
SLINGERLAND, Grace (SRGP 66422) - Grace Slingerland Murphy, 95, of West Newton, Mass., a former Mansfield resident, died Friday, July 29, 1983, in West Newton following an extended illness. She was the widow of John Murphy. Born June 17, 1888, at Mansfield, she was a daughter of John W. and Lucy Bacon Slingerland. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Barbara Morton of Vinal Haven, Maine, and Mrs. Grace Anastasia of Newton Center, Maine; five sons, Lester of Toms River, NJ, Charles of Mansfield, George (Babe) of Treasure Island, Fla., Leon of Bethlehem, and Robert of Hamilton, Mass.; a sister, Miss Fay E. Slingerland of Fort Myers, Fla.; 20 grandchildren, and a number of great-grandchildren. The funeral was held Tuesday at the Kuhl Funeral Home, Mansfield. Burial was in Prospect Cemetery with the Rev. David Weidman, pastor of Lambs Creek Bible Church, officiating. - Wellsboro Gazette, 3 August 1983
SLINGERLAND, Jay Wayne [SRGP 66431] – Fatal Motorcycle Crash
Jay W. Slingerland, of Mansfield, was fatally injured at --- o’clock last Thursday afternoon when the motorcycle which he was driving collided with a fence near a farm house at East Corning after he had lost control of the machine. Anson Smith, of Mansfield, who was riding in the side-car attachment of the machine, escaped with only a few scratches. Slingerland died at the Corning Hospital at 6:45 o’clock in the evening. The two young men had left Mansfield in the morning to go to Corning on a business errand. The motorcycle belonged to Smith, but they had taken turns in driving it and at the time of the accident Smith sat in the side-car. After accomplishing their business they left Corning in the afternoon to go back home, intending to run around by Elmira to look over the circus before going home. Smith says that when they had reached a place in the road near a farm house between East Corning and Big Flats that Slingerland seemed suddenly to lose control of the machine, which ran to the side of the road and into a fence. As the machine struck the fence both men were thrown from it by the impact. Slingerland struck on the back of his head and he was rendered unconscious. Smith was able to pick himself up immediately. He sought aid at a neighboring farm house, and from this an automobile ambulance was summoned from Corning to remove the injured man to the Corning Hospital. Hospital surgeons found that he was suffering from a fracture at the base of the skull and a fractured left arm. Slingerland died without regaining consciousness. Smith who suffered only a few scratches, was able to leave the hospital after his wounds were dressed. Coroner Smith stated that his investigation had shown that no one was negligent in connection with the accident, and that it could only be set down as an unfortunate circumstance. Slingerland was until last week employed by Harry E. Rising as an electrician in Corning. He was 23 years old and unmarried. His parents are Mr. & Mrs. Alfred Slingerland, of Mansfield. Smith is 17 years of age. – Wellsboro Gazette, June 29, 1916, p.1
SLINGERLAND, John [SRGP 66413] - Mr. John Slingerland, aged 84, died on the 14th instant at his home in Mansfield, of which borough he had been a resident for 60 years. One son, Alfred, survives him. The deceased was a member of the Methodist church, was a good man, an excellent citizen and a loyal friend. His death is mourned by all who knew him. Funeral services were held on the 17th instant at 2 p.m., Rev. Dr. Ezra Tinker officiating; burial in the Hope cemetery, Mansfield. - Wellsboro Agitator, December 26, 1906, p.1
SLINGERLAND, Lucille G. [SRGP 57049] - Miss Lucille Slingerland, aged 26 years, of Mansfield RD, died March 15 . Surviving are her father, Colie Slingerland, one brother, Warren, and a sister, Mrs. Thelma Roupp, all of Mansfield. Funeral services were held Friday. Rev. David Griffiths officiating; burial in Prospect cemetery at Mansfield. - Wellsboro Agitator, March 23, 1949, p.4
SLOCUM Clara Slocum Ingalls [SRGP 34836]
Wellsboro - Clara Slocum Ingalls, age 88, formerly of Baker Street in Corning, died Friday, July 24, 1998 at the Green Home in Wellsboro, PA. Clara was born in Osceola, PA. the daughter of the late Benjamin and Ella Odle Slocum. She married Lester Ingalls on April 30, 1933 in Wellsboro, and was preceded in death by him in 1992. She was a graduate of Wellsboro High School and Elmira Business Institute. She was a member of North Baptist Church where she had been Treasurer and Pianist. Clara was also a member of the King's Daughters and Son's for many years. Clara was preceded in death by her son, Joel Ingalls, brother; Raymond Slocum, sisters June Hall, Abbie Slocum, Enola Satkowski and Cora Cass. Her survivors include her daughters; Judith Nixson of Painted Post, Janice (Robert) Preston of Lakeland, FL. sons: John (Pauline) Ingalls of Painted Post, James Ingalls of Corning, brothers; Thomas (Barbara) Slocum of Elkland, PA, Richard (Corene) Slocum of Big Flats, Stillman Slocum of Bensalem, PA, 14 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. Friends may call on Monday, July 27, 1998, from 12 Noon until 2:00 PM at Phillips Funeral Home Inc., 17 W. Pulteney St. Corning, where funeral services will be held at the conclusion of calling hours at 2:00 PM, with the Reverend Earl L. Whittaker officiating. Burial will be in Prospect Cemetery, Mansfield. Memorial contributions may be made in her name to the North Baptist Church, 127 Sly Avenue, Corning, NY 14830. Note: Clara's husband Lester Ingalls was not mentioned in her obituary. He should have been listed as someone in the family that preceded her in death. This was probably just an oversight.