Mansfield PA and Richmond Township in 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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SMITH, Adam – The death of Adam Smith occurred November 1, at his home in Mansfield. Mr. Smith was born May 31, 1872. He was a native of Poland, and a highly respected citizen. He is survived by his widow and four children. The funeral services were held Nov. 3 at 2 p.m. Burial was made in Prospect cemetery. Rev. G.A. Baldwin officiated. Wellsboro Agitator, 12 November 1919.
SMITH - Albert B. Smith, [SRGP 05164] aged 78 years, of Mansfield RD, died at his home Wednesday, Jan. 14 . He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Cora Mae Smith; three sons, Ross, Vernon and Lee of Mansfield; a daughter, Mrs. Margaret Justin, of Mansfield RD; several nieces and nephews and eight grandchildren. The funeral was held Saturday, Rev. David Griffiths, pastor of the Mansfield Baptist Church, officiating; burial in the Prospect cemetery at Mansfield. - Wellsboro Agitator, 21 January 1948
SMITH – ANSON J. SMITH, 64, (SRGP 10129) OF 725 Windsor Ave., Elmira, died Friday, Sept. 21, 1962. He was a right-of-way agent for the New York State Electric & Gas Corp. He had been employed by the utility for 42 years. Mr. Smith, in his youth lived for a number of years in the home of Mr. & Mrs. George Shipman of Mansfield. He was a graduate of Mansfield High School and was president of his graduating class. He was a member of Mansfield Lodge, F & AM, the Quarter Century Club of the New York State Electric & Gas Corp., and a charter member of Austin-Cox Post, American Legion, of Mansfield. He was a member of Lake St. Presbyterian Church. He is survived by wife, Mrs. Velma Clark Smith; brother, Rayburn of Lancaster, NY. Funeral was held at Shaw & Robena Funeral Home, Monday at 2 pm, the Rev. David Griffiths officiating. Burial was in Prospect Cemetery, Mansfield. Employees of the New York State Electric & Gas Corp., with whom he had worked, attended the funeral in a body.
SMITH - Carrie Smith Dyke, [SRGP 82188] wife of Freeman Dyke, died at her home near Mansfield Jan. 14 . She is survived by her husband, one son, Clayton Dyke of Richmond; one daughter, Mrs. [Martha or Mattie] Asa Cleveland of Canoe Camp; and eleven grandchildren. The funeral was held Jan. 17. Rev. Wm. A. Joel officiating; interment in the Prospect cemetery, Mansfield. - Wellsboro Agitator, 30 January 1924
SMITH, CHARLES H. (SRGP 17083)
The people of Mansfield were shocked last Sunday evening when news came from the Blossburg hospital that “Charlie” Smith was dead. Only a few days before he had been at his news room greeting his friends with that every ready laugh. His death was due to complications which followed an operation for hernia in the hospital Friday morning, followed by the second one, Sunday morning. He died in the evening of Sunday, June 22, 1924. Charles Henry Smith was born in LeRoy, Bradford county, February 13, 1872, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Elias Smith. He was married December 22, 1892, to Frankie Cruttenden, and to this union five children were born, Florence, Mabel (Mrs. Wilfred Jupenlaz), Ray, Cole and Eleanor. Following their marriage, Mr. and Mrs. Smith moved to Phillipsburg where they lived for a time, later to Altoona, and about sixteen years ago the family returned to Mansfield which place has since been their home. When Mr. Smith first came to Mansfield, before his marriage, he worked for Dan Pitts, and his friendly nature made him a very popular clerk, a popularity which remained all through his business career. On his return to Mansfield he worked for R. W. & M. Rose Company, later founding the Elmira Street Grocery where he did a thriving business until he sold it to the Rose Company and again entered their employ. About two years ago he bought the News Stand which business he had conducted since. He was a member of the I. O. O. F. Lodge and Baptist church, prominent in the workings of each and active in anything pertaining to the welfare of the community. He took an active interest in the sports of the town, and was foremost in starting the baseball team of last year, furnishing funds to keep it going when receipts failed to meet expenses, and was working to the end of starting another team when his illness came. Charlie was everybody’s friend, and this friendship was sincere, not of a passing kind. In his home he was lavish in his love of his children, always thinking of some way in which he could promote their happiness, and he has brought up a family of children of which any father could be proud. In his death they meet a loss that time will never replace, and the memory of his kindliness will be a bright spot in the days to come. The funeral services were held today (Wednesday) at ten a.m., the Reverend D. J. Griffiths, of the Baptist church, officiating, assisted by Dr. A. T. Belknap. Interment in Prospect cemetery. His survivors are the five children, his wife, and one sister, Mrs. Emma Landon, of Elmira.
CLAUDE SMITH (SRGP 19114)
Claude Smith of Wellsville, formerly of Mansfield, died Wednesday, Aug. 8, 1962. He was a retired plumber of Strait's Hardware Store, Mansfield. Survived by daughter, Mrs. Richard Scutt, with whom he resided; four grandchildren. Funeral service was held at Shaw & Robena Funeral Home, Mansfield, on Saturday at 2 pm. Burial was in Prospect Cemetery, Mansfield.
COLIE L. SMITH (SRGP 03646)
Colie L. Smith died Feb. 15, at his home in Mansfield, of pneumonia. He was born in Sullivan, in May, 1869. He married Miss Julia Ballard, and one daughter was born to them, Edna, who lives at home. Besides his wife and daughter he is survived by his father, L.R. Smith, and his brother, Nelson J. Smith, of Mansfield. He lived most of his life in Sullivan until his removal to Mansfield a few years ago, when he built the large poultry plant on the Butts property, near the shawl factory. He had been engaged in farming, but had specialized in poultry before coming to Mansfield. Here his plant was one of the biggest and most modern in this section, says the Advertiser. The funeral was held Feb. 18, Rev. Glenn A. Baldwin officiating; burial in Prospect cemetery, Mansfield. (The Agitator: Wellsboro, PA, Wednesday, February 25, 1920)
EDGAR SMITH (SRGP 04482)
Edgar Smith died in St. Joseph’s hospital in Elmira, recently, after a paralytic stroke. He was 59 years old, and was born in Sullivan, May 9, 1861, son of the late Jonathan and Leptha Smith. He married Addie J. Decker, who died in 1894. To them were born five children, four of whom survive: Claude Smith, of Mansfield; Frank Smith, of Westfield; Mrs. A. Every, of Mainesburg, and Mrs. John Barr, of Mainesburg. He is survived by by the following brothers: Jason Smith, of Horseheads; Victor Smith, of Elmira, and Wayne Smith, of Mansfield. For the past few years he had been making his home with his son, Claude, of Mansfield, and was working at the Decker Automobile Co., Elmira, at the time of his death; burial in Prospect cemetery, Mansfield. (The Agitator: Wellsboro, PA, Wednesday, December 29, 1920)
SMITH - Mrs. Ella A. Jones, [SRGP 01993] aged 63 years, died June 19 . She was born in Covington township, May 6, 1869, daughter of Silas and Kathryn Smith. December 25, 1881, she was married to Manford Jones and had since resided at Painter Run. She was a member of the Free Methodist Church. Surviving are her husband, Manford Jones, two sons, Elwin D. Jones of Penn Yan, and Elmer E. Jones of Bluff Point, NY; two daughters, Mrs. Eva Nellis(?) of Syracuse, and Mrs. Kathleen Button of Horseheads; and seven grandchildren. Burial June 21 in Prospect cemetery at Mansfield. - Wellsboro Agitator, 29 June 1932
SMITH, Ellen “Belle” [SRGP 85959], - Mrs. W.H. Kinney a former resident of Mansfield, died at her home in Binghamton, Nov. 14 [or 11]. The remains were taken to Mansfield for interment in Prospect cemetery. She is survived by two sisters, Mrs. Marion Adams, of Mansfield, and Mrs. M.H. Scott, of St. Mary’s, PA. – Wellsboro Agitator, November 21, 1928
SMITH - Mrs. Elizabeth S. Wilcox, [SRGP 05607 - name is Lufannie Elizabeth] ] wife of Carl H. Wilcox, Elmira, NY, formerly of Mansfield, died Tuesday, January 5, 1960. She was 77. Mrs. Wilcox was a past noble grand of both the Lucy Rebekah Lodge of Covington and the Elizabeth Rebekah Lodge of Mansfield. She was a member of the Church of Christ, Disciples in Canoe Camp. Also surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Eugene Schoener, Mrs. Troy Goforth, both of Elmira, and Mrs. Ernest Bartlett, Tioga RD; a sister, Mrs. Ross Rogers, also of Elmira; one brother, Joseph E. Smith, Troy; 10 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. Services were at 2 p.m. Friday at Shaw and Robena’s, 18 North Main Street. The Rev. Norman West officiated. Burial was in Prospect Cemetery. - Wellsboro Agitator, 14 January 1960
SMITH - Ernest G. Smith [SRGP 3097] of Mansfield RD3, died Tuesday, December 30, 1958. Survived by his wife, Mrs. Mayme Smith; sons, Elwin of Mansfield RD2 and Wendell of Elmira; daughters, Mrs. Charles Carpenter of Charles City, Va., Mrs. Raymond Metzger of Williamsport and Mrs. Jack Bastian of Corning; a sister, Mrs. Sadie Tills of Geneva; 11 grandchildren; on great grandchild. Funeral services were held Thursday at 2 p.m., Rev. David Griffiths officiating. Burial was in Prospect Cemetery, Mansfield. - Wellsboro Agitator, 8 January 1959
SMITH, Hazel Beatrice [SRGP 85472] - Mrs. Hazel Beatrice Cranmer, aged 47 years, died at 12:15 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 10 , in Mansfield. A daughter of Mrs. Lucy Clark, of Mansfield, and the late Ted Smith, she was born July 14, 1894. She attended the Mansfield schools and June 13, 1921, was married to Thomas C. Cranmer, who survives. She was a member of the Pocahontas Lodge, in which she had held several offices. Besides her husband and mother, she is survived by three half-brothers, James Hildren Clark, Wyland Clark and Henry Clark, of Mansfield; two sisters, Mrs. Pauline Shaw and Mrs. Leah Pratt, of Mansfield, and several nephews and nieces. Funeral services were held Friday; burial in Prospect cemetery, Mansfield. - Wellsboro Agitator, December 17, 1941, p. 8
SMITH, Horton V. Sr. [SRGP 04326] – Horton Vaughn Smith, 62, of Falmouth, VA, formerly of Wellsboro, died January 15, 1957, at Richmond, VA. He was born March 29, 1894, in Charleston Township, the son of Wilbert and Luella Smith. He is survived by his wife, Delia; three sons, Ivan and Fred Smith, both of Wellsboro RD2, and Gary of Falmouth; two daughter, Mrs. Virginia Herr of Trenton, NJ, and Mrs. Janet Reese of Wellsboro RD2; three sisters, Mrs. Ethel Wagner of Mansfield RD1, Mrs. Winifred Reynolds of Wellsboro RD6 and Mrs. Carrie White of Wellsboro RD3; four grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held Friday at 1:30 at 139 Main Street, Wellsboro, with Rev. John Squires officiating. Burial will be in Prospect Cemetery, Mansfield. – Wellsboro Agitator, January 17, 1957, p.2
SMITH, Horton V. Jr. [SRGP 27442] – Youth Killed When Jeep Overturns on Asaph Road Saturday
Horton Smith, Jr., 19, of Wellsboro RD2, son of Horton Smith and the late Mrs. Smith, was killed in an accident about 6:30 o’clock Saturday. The youth suffered a crushed chest when the jeep in which he was a passenger overturned on Asaph Road, near Niles Valley, and pinned him under it. He was rushed to the Soldiers and Sailors Hospital in Wellsboro but died on the way. Young Smith was in the company of his brother, Ivan Smith, 22, driver of the vehicle, and Lynne McInroy, 15, daughter of Mrs. & Mrs. Samuel McInroy, Middlebury Center, RD2. The girl suffered a fractured leg and was admitted to the Wellsboro Hospital. In addition to his brother, at home and his father, of Falsmouth, VA, Smith is survived by another brother, Frederick, at home; two sisters, Mrs. Rexford Reese, Wellsboro RD2, Mrs. Nevin Herr, Milton; grandparents, Mr. & Mrs. Fred Reynolds, Wellsboro RD. Funeral services were held yesterday, the Rev. Marion Finch and Rev. R.D. Sensabaugh officiating. Burial in the Prospect Cemetery, Mansfield. – Wellsboro Agitator, September 10, 1952, p.1
SMITH - Ira Smith, [SRGP 01954] aged 90 years, of Mansfield, died March 23 . He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Mary A. Smith; two daughters, Mrs. Homer Hager of Mansfield, and Mrs. Ulma Goodall of Harrisburg; two sons, Lee Smith at home, and Ralph Smith of Tioga; eight grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. The funeral was held Friday, Rev. D. W. Baylis officiating; burial in Prospect cemetery in Mansfield. He was a veteran of the civil war. - Wellsboro Gazette, 30 March 1932
SMITH STICKLER, Mrs. Irene L. (SRGP 19001)
Age 75, of Mansfield, Pa., suddenly Friday, June 28, 1974 at her home. The body is at the Kuhl Funeral Home, Mansfield, Pa., where friends may call Sunday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral there Monday at 1 p.m. Burial Prospect Cemetery. The Rev. Richard Brenneman. Survived by daughters, Mrs. Francis D. (Marian) Wells, Mrs. Donald W. (Donna Cole, both of Mansfield; sons, Raymond L. Stickler, Byron F. Stickler of North Carolina; 20 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.
SMITH, J. WESLEY - Charles Wesley Smith (SRGP 10127)
The death of J. Wesley Smith occurred at his home in Rutland, on Thursday last, after a lingering illness of nine weeks. It will be remembered Mr. Smith was injured in a barn raising, an account of which appeared in the ADVERTISER at the time. For a time his symptoms were, in a degree favorable to his recovery, but they proved only flattering, as he gradually grew worse until his robust constitution was worn out and the vital spark of life left his body. Mr. Smith was well known to almost everyone in this section, all of whom had only the kindest words to say of him. He was a hard working farmer, and through his industriousness had accumulated an independent fortune. Always honorable in his business transactions, he had won the confidence of his neighbors and friends who deeply mourn his loss as a friend and neighbor. He was just in the prime of life, and his surroundings were such that he could comfortably enjoy his home the remaining years of life, which makes his untimely death more sad. Besides a wife, he leaves two young sons to the tender care of their widowed mother. His age was 54 years. The funeral services were held at his home on Sunday, where a large number paid their last tribute of respect to the earthly career of the deceased. (Handwritten date 1904)
SMITH, Julia - Mrs. Geo. Wilson [SRGP 28847]
At Mansfield, May 4th, 1879, Mrs. Geo Wilson, aged 16 years. (Tuesday, May 13, 1879, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.) [Prospect Cemetery]
SMITH - Keith Smith [SRGP 08063] died Wednesday morning at 2 o'clock at the Blossburg hospital. He was born at Laquin, April 28, 1915. A few years ago the family moved to their farm in Richmond. He was a Senior in the Mansfield Senior High School, where he was vice-president of the Future Farmers' Club. Besides his parents, he is survived by three brothers, Lowell M., Elwin B. and Wendell, and three sisters, Alene, Louise and Alice. The funeral was held Friday. Rev. D.W. Bayle officiating; burial in Prospect cemetery at Mansfield. - Wellsboro Agitator, November 1, 1933
SMITH, Lee J. [SRGP 05176] - Lee J. Smith, 89, formerly of Mansfield, died Wednesday, Jan. 3, 1996, at Divine Providence Hospital in Williamsport. Born March 21, 1906 in Mansfield, he was a son of Albert B. and Cora May Cleveland Smith. He had been Mansfield's Justice of the Peace and later worked as a real estate agent. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Mansfield, Williamsport Consistory, a member of the Pennsylvania Grange North Elk Run, an accomplished wood craftsman and poet with works published in the International Society of Poets and the National Society of Poets Publication. Surviving are his wife, Evalyn Charlton Smith; a son and daughter-in-law, David C. and Robbin Smith of Williamsport; four grandchildren, Amy E. Smith of Philadelphia, Jennifer E. Bomboy of Columbia, MD, Jerry A. Smith and Matthew D. Smith, both of Williamsport; several nieces and nephews. Calling hours were held on Friday, Jan. 5 from 6-8 p.m. at the Scureman Funeral Home, 130 S. Main St., Mansfield. Funeral services were held Saturday, Jan. 6, at 10 a.m. at the funeral home with the Rev. Dr. Sandy Hunter officiating. Burial was made in Prospect Cemetery, Mansfield. - Wellsboro Gazette, January 10, 1996, p.5
SMITH, Lee L. [SRGP 11215]
Lee L. Smith aged 75 years of Mansfield died June 21 (Mansfield Agitator June 28, 1950) He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Daisy Smith of Mansfield; sister, Mrs. Homer Hager of Mansfield and Mrs. Ulna Goodall of Harrisburg. The funeral was held Friday, Rev. Floyd Guiles officiating; burial in Prospect Cemetery at Mansfield.
SMITH - Mrs. Lowella Cleveland (SRGP 11081)
Mrs. Lowella Cleveland, aged 68 years, a life-long resident of Mansfield, died at her home Thursday night, April 27, after a long illness. She was the widow of Leon Cleveland. Surviving are: one daughter, Mrs. Norma Barden of Elmira: two sisters, Mrs. Elizabeth Hitchcock of Corning, and Mrs. Lola Blanchard, of Endicott: one brother, Thomas Smith of Mansfield, R.D. 3: three grandchildren. The funeral was held Sunday, burial in Prospect cemetery at Mansfield.
SMITH, Lufannie Elizabeth - See Elizabeth above
SMITH, Margaret - MRS. JAMES T. JUSTIN (SRGP 40156)
Margaret A. Justin, 74, formerly of RD 1, Mansfield, died Friday, Jan. 11, 1985, at the home of her daughter and son-in-law, Coralee and John Owlett, of Mansfield, with whom she resided for the past five years. Born Jan. 20, 1910 in Richmond Township, she was a daughter of Albert B. and Cora Cleveland Smith. Mrs. Justin was a member of the Canoe Camp Church of Christ Disciples, where she had been church organist for 20 years and a Sunday school teacher. She and her husband owned and operated the Justin Motel near Mansfield until the late 1960’s. Until recently she had taught private piano lessons. A past Matron of the Twilight Chapter, No. 475 Order of the Eastern Star, Mansfield, she also was a member of the past Matron’s club. A 60-year member of the North Elk Run Grange, No. 913, she was past president of the Mansfield area Friendly Circle and of the Mansfield Garden Club, past program chairman of the Mansfield 55 Plus Club, a life member of the Mountain Laurel Travel Club, and a member of the Rural Letter Carriers’ Auxiliary. Her husband, James T. Justin, died in 1972. Surviving are: daughter and son-in-law, Coralee and John Owlett of Mansfield; grandson, J. Brent Owlett of Mansfield; two granddaughters and their husbands, Kristi and Alton Coley of Elmira, N.Y., and Amy N. and Scott Fuller of Newport News, Virginia; four great-granddaughters, Stephanie and Carrie Coley and Amber and Jessica Fuller; three brothers, Ross O. Smith and Vernon Smith, both of Mansfield, and Lee J. Smith of Pinellas Park, Florida; several nieces and nephews. The funeral was held Sunday, Jan. 13, at 2 p.m. at the Canoe Camp Church of Christ Disciples with the Rev. Deborah Casey, her pastor, and the Rev. Paul K. Benner, pastor of the Mennonite Church, Morris, officiating. Burial was in Prospect Cemetery, Mansfield. Friends were invited to call at the Scureman Funeral Home, Mansfield, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 12. The Twilight Chapter, No. 475, Order of the Eastern Star, Mansfield, held a memorial service at 8 p.m. at the funeral home.
SMITH , Maude- Mrs. Benjamin [Maude J.] Cummings, [SRGP 82739] aged 59 years, of Tioga, died Sept. 4 . She was born Jan. 18, 1890, and moved from Mansfield to Tioga about five years ago. She was a member of the Methodist church. She is survived by her husband; son, Wilford Wilmont, of Tioga; three daughters, Mrs. Frederick Burnham, of Mansfield; Mrs. Neal Hager and Mrs. Adelbert Pryor, of Elmira; a sister, Mrs. Anna Brace, of Mansfield; a brother, Samuel Smith, of Elmira; eight grandchildren. The funeral was held Sept. 6; burial in Prospect cemetery at Mansfield. - Wellsboro Agitator, 14 September 1949
SMITH Maude Cummings
Mrs. Maude Smith Cummings, 59, of Tioga, died Monday after a long illness. She was a former resident of Mansfield, R. D. Surviving are her husband, Benjamin Cummings; a son, Wilford Wilmont, of Tioga; three daughters, Mrs. Frederick Burnham, of Mansfield; Mrs. Neal Hager and Mrs. Adelbert Pryor, of Elmira; a sister, Mrs. Anna Brace, of Mansfield; a brother, Samuel Smith, of Elmira, and eight grandchildren. Funeral services were held yesterday, the Rev. Orry Crippen officiating; burial in Prospect cemetery in Mansfield. Wellsboro Gazette – September 8, 1949
SMITH - PALMER, MRS. NELLIE E. (SRGP 05531)
Mrs. Nellie E. Palmer, 77, of Montour Falls, NY., died May 5. She was a member of the Montour Falls Methodist Church, the Eastern Star and Rebekahs. She is survived by three nephews, Lee Smith and Dr. Leslie Smith, both of Troy, and Dr. Wilson N. Smith of Towanda. The body is at the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy where friends may call and will be removed to the Montour Falls Methodist Church Monday noon for services there at 2 p.m. Rev. Donald Rush will officiate. Burial will be in Prospect Cemetery, Mansfield.
SMITH - Nelson J. Smith, [SRGP 03649] aged 76 years, of Mansfield, died May 9 . He was a son of Lyman and Charlotte Welch Smith and was born Aug. 25, 1872, in Sullivan township. He graduated from Mansfield Normal School, now State Teachers College, in 1896 and taught for two years.
June 16, 1897, he married Miss Edith Rose, of Sullivan. For the past 50 years Mr. Smith had resided in Mansfield, where he was associated with his father-in-law, the late Warren D. Rose, in the farm produce business for many years and was owner of the Smith Poultry Farm. Mr. Smith was a member of the State Road Baptist church and was a member of Friendship Lodge, F&AM. Besides his widow he is survived by a niece, Miss Edna Smith, of Mansfield, and several cousins. Funeral services were held Wednesday at the Shaw & Robena Funeral Home, Rev. David J. Griffiths officiating; burial in Prospect cemetery with Masonic ceremonies. - Wellsboro Agitator, 18 May 1949
REED E. SMITH (SRGP 05647)
Reed E. Smith of 170 W. Plumstead Ave., Lansdowne, died last Thursday May 31, 1973 at Delaware County Memorial Hospital. He was 67. Mr. Smith retired in 1970 from American Telephone and Telegraph (AT&T) in Philadelphia where he had worked for more than 41 years as an electrical engineer. Born in Mansfield, he lived in Lansdowne for 37 years. He was a graduate of Bliss Electrical School in Washington, DC and attended Syracuse University. Mrs. Smith was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Lansdowne and the Liberty Bell Chapter of the Telephone Pioneers of America. He is survived by his wife, Betty Bates Smith. Service was held Saturday at Johnston and Son Funeral Home in Lansdowne with the Rev. Harry E. Capps, of the First Presbyterian Church of Lansdowne, presiding. Interment was at Prospect Cemetery in Mansfield.
RENABEL [SRGP 83310]
Mrs. Merrill Brodrick, 28, died at the Arnot Ogden Hospital on January 28, after a severe illness which lasted several weeks. Before her marriage, Mrs. Brodrick was Renabel Smith, only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Smith of 111 St. James Street. She married Merrill Brodrick on Feb. 5, 1933. She was graduated with honors from both the high school in 1927 and from the Mansfield State Teachers College in 1930. She was an outstanding basketball star while in high school and a basketball coach of unusual ability during her teaching period at the high school. She taught school for four years in the Mansfield Senior High School and was an extraordinarily successful teacher because she was loved and respected by her pupils. Mrs. Brodrick was an active and enthusiastic member of the Methodist Church and of the Utopian Literary Club. Her membership in any organization meant a definite and forceful interest on her part. Any task which was assigned to her was done thoroughly, competently and willingly. For this she was noted. She had the unusual ability of excelling in any duty which she performed. She is survived by her husband, two children, Marjory Jean and Robert Merrill; and her parents. A prayer service was held at the home of her parents Monday at 2:30 p.m. after which a service was held at the Methodist Church. The Rev. Charles H. Ouderkirk of the Mansfield Methodist Church officiated. Burial was in Prospect Cemetery.
Card of Thanks
The family of Mrs. Renabel Brodrick wish to express their appreciation for the kind expressions of sympathy extended to them by the people of the community during their recent bereavement.
SMITH - Ross C. Smith, 75, [SRGP 08359] of Mansfield RD3, died Monday, Dec. 23, 1957. Survived by wife, Mrs. Mabel Benson Smith; son, Donald S. Smith of Horseheads; brother Adelbert Smith of Mainesburg; granddaughter, Donna Jean Smith of Horseheads. Funeral was Thursday. The Rev. Norman West officiating. Burial was in Prospect Cemetery. - Wellsboro Agitator, 2 January 1958
SMITH, Ross Otto (SRGP 05175). - Ross O. Smith, 89, of Broad Acres Nursing Home, Wellsboro, formerly of RD1, Mansfield, died Saturday, June 16. Born Oct. 19, 1900, in Richmond Township, he was the son of Albert B. and Cora Cleveland Smith. Smith was a 67-year member of the North Elk Run Grange as well as Friendship Lodge #247 F&AM Royal Arch Chapter, the Williamsport Consistory, the Irem Temple, and Arbon Lodge #489 IOOF of Covington. He was a lifetime resident of Richmond Township where he was a well-known dairy farmer on his family homestead farm. He is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Roger and Charlotte Smith of Mansfield; brother, Lee J. Smith of Mansfield; grandchildren, Russell, Suzanne, Roy, and Sandra Smith; several nieces and nephews. Calling hours were at Scureman Funeral Home Monday, June 18, with services there on Tuesday, June 19. The Rev. Benjamin E. Nevin officiated. Burial was made at Prospect Cemetery, Mansfield. - Wellsboro Gazette, June 20, 1990, p.42
SMITH – MISS RUTH C. SMITH, 70, of Sylvania, formerly of Mansfield, died Friday, Feb. 8, 1963. She was a retired schoolteacher. Survived by brother, Charles F. Smith of Sylvania. Funeral was held at Shaw & Robena Funeral Home, Mansfield, Monday at 2 pm, the Rev. Harry Sagar officiated. Burial was in Prospect Cemetery, Mansfield.
Obituary: Death of Timothy Smith-[SRGP 00346] Timothy Smith died July 24th at the family home on Pickle Hill in Richmond Township. He was 76 years old. He is survived by his widow, three sons; W.B. Smith and Fred A. Smith of Richmond; Ernest G. Smith of Laquin; two daughters; Mrs. Leon Lilley, of Geneva, New York; and Miss Rose Smith at home; one brother, Dr. Reuben Smith of Pennfield , Penna; one sister, Mrs. W. J. Hussey of Boston, Mass., and seven grandchildren. Funeral was held from the home at two o'clock on the afternoon of July 27th, Rev, A.W. Battey, pastor of the Mansfield Methodist Episcopal Church officiating. Burial was in Prospect Cemetery, Mansfield. Mr. Smith had resided in Richmond for more than forty years, and during this time was engaged successfully in farming. Industrious, cheerful, and obliging, he made large numbers of friends. He was one of Richmond's best citizens. Obituary from Wellsboro Agitator Aug. 5, 1914.
SMITH, Vernon B. [SRGP 05173] - Vernon B. Smith, 82, of RD3, Mansfield, died Friday, Nov. 28, 1986, in Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro. His wife, the former Alice A. Jerald, died Sept. 19, 1985. Born in Richmond Township Dec. 10, 1903, he was a son of Albert B. and Cora Cleveland Smith. Mr. Smith had retired as a self-employed carpenter. He was a member of Mansfield Lodge 274, F&AM. Surviving are two sons, Alden of Mansfield and Jerald of Mojave, Calif.; three daughters, Mrs. Martha Marra of Mansfield, Mrs. Lorrita Speidel of Oak Park, Ill., and Mrs. Dena Brownlee of Palm Beach, Fla.; two brothers, Ross and Lee, both of Mansfield; 12 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren. The funeral was held Tuesday at the Scureman Funeral Home, Mansfield. Burial was in Prospect Cemetery. The Rev. Royal Speidel, his son-in-law, of Oak Park, officiated. - Wellsboro Gazette, December 3, 1986
WILLARD D. SMITH (SRGP 70320)
Word has been received of the death of Willard Dorsett Smith of Maitland, Florida, on Friday, October 12. Mr. and Mrs. Smith (the former Margaret Kingsley) were summer residents of Mansfield for some years. In addition to his wife, Mr. Smith is survived by two sons. Funeral services were held Monday in Maitland.
SMITH - Willard E. Smith, [SRGP 76423] 73, died at his home in Mansfield, Feb. 27  following several years of ill health. A son of Ephriam and Phoebe [Raker or Baker] Smith, he was born in Lycoming county, Nov. 9, 1869. On Nov. 9, 1897, he was married to Miss Eliza Wilson. He resided at Lawrence Corners until 1938, when ill health compelled him to retire from farming and he and Mrs. Smith moved to Mansfield. He was a member of the Methodist church and Tioga Valley Grange. Surviving are his wife; a daughter, Mrs. Irene Stickler; and a son, Wilson Smith, both of Mansfield; a sister, Mrs. Thomas B. Everett of Madisonburg, Center County; a niece, Mrs. Harry Snyder of Delhi, NY; five grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Funeral services were held last Wednesday at the home, the Rev. Lester Schaff, officiating; burial was in Prospect cemetery. - Wellsboro Gazette, 11 March 1943
WILSON W. SMITH (SRGP 76425)
Wilson Willard Smith, 61, of Mansfield, died Thursday, April 5, 1973, in the Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro. Mr. Smith was co-owner, with his wife, of Homestead Realty Co. He was a director of the Mansfield Chamber of Commerce and was active on several committees and Chairman of the Tourist Promotion Committee. He was born in Mansfield on Sept. 29, 1911, a son of Willard and Elizabeth Wilson Smith. Mr. Smith was an active member of the Mansfield United Methodist Church and often was an usher at the morning service. He was a member of Mansfield Odd Fellows Lodge 526, the Tioga Valley Encampment and Canton-Lycoming Odd Fellows Dist. 10 and received a national citation from the International Order of Odd Fellows last fall. He was also a member of the Mansfield Kiwanis Club and chairman of their committee; and was a member of the Tioga Valley Saddle Club being one of its founders and active in its affairs for several years. Surviving are his wife, the former Virginia Bastian, and a sister, Mrs. Irene Stickler, of Mansfield. The funeral was held Sunday at Kuhl's 18 North Main Street. Burial was in Prospect Cemetery. The Rev. Richard Brenneman, his pastor, officiated. (The tombstone is actually in Oakwood Cemetery)
Dr. H. G. SMYTHE [SRGP 75905]
Dr. H. G. Smythe, of Mansfield, died at his residence in that borough last Tuesday morning about one o'clock. This event was unexpected, as he had been out for a long drive the day before, and his health was thought to be improving, although for the past year he had visibly failed. In a brief sketch of his life, the Advertiser says that the deceased was one of the earliest resident physicians in Mansfield, and his old gray horse and red leggings are among the earliest recollections of many of the citizens who are now middle-aged men. He came to Mansfield from Canada in his early manhood, about 1837, built up an extensive practice, and during the years when scarlet fever prevailed throughout the valley, it is said that he was scarcely out of his saddle. The arduous labors of those days told with disastrous effect upon his vigorous constitution, and for many years he was crippled with paralysis, rheumatism, and other kindred disorders, which impaired his usefulness, but did not quench his indomitable spirit. About 1849 he and his brother Terence, or "Toronto" as he was familiarly called, built and operated for some time, the grist-mill, now known as the Mansfield mill, and operated by Mr. B. Schrader. About 1855 he removed to Covington and afterwards to Blossburg, where he practiced a number of years, returning to Mansfield, some eight or 10 years ago, and has since resided there. (Tuesday, November 18, 1879, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.) [Prospect Cemetery]
SNOVER - The funeral of Emmett D. Snover, [SRGP 77631] of Burlington, formerly of Mansfield, was held Wednesday, Rev. David Griffiths officiating; burial in Prospect cemetery at Mansfield. - Wellsboro Agitator, 12 March 1947
SNOVER - Lizzie N. [SRGP 67187] dau of U. S. & Jane E. Snover, age 7 yrs 8 mos 24 das in Mans. Feb 24th of inflamatory rheumatism
SNOVER, Stella [SRGP 83125] - MRS. STELLA PRATT
Mansfield—The funeral of Mrs. Stella Pratt was held Saturday at 1:30 p.m. at the home of her brother Emmett Snover, and at 2 p.m. at the Methodist Church. The Rev. Douglas W. Baylis officiated. The daughter of Guy and Fanny Davenport Snover, she was born in Richmond Township 63 years ago. In 1891 she married Fred Pratt of Richmond, where she resided until 1913, when the family moved to Mansfield. She graduated from Mansfield Normal in 1889.Mrs. Pratt is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Burr Dewey; two grandchildren and one brother, Emmett Snover all of Mansfield. (handwritten on article Apr. 14, 1934)
Jake SNYDER Of Delhi, NY formerly of Mansfield, Monday, December 22, 1947. Survived by wife, Clara of Delhi, Tom and John of Westfield, PA;daughters, Florence of Binghamton and another of Westfield; several nieces and nephews. The body will be taken to the Shaw Funeral Home, Mansfield, Friday noon, the services will be Friday at 1:30 p.m. Rev. Floyd Guiles. Prospect Cemetery., Mansfield.
SNYDER - Paul L. Snyder Sr., 88, Obituary in error, buried in
SOPER - Mabel I. Austin, 92, [SRGP 06742] of Elmira, NY, formerly of Mansfield, died Saturday, Aug. 1, 1992, at the Chemung County Nursing Facility in Elmira. Born Aug. 25, 1899, in Mansfield, she was the daughter of Clinton and Ada Burley Soper. She was a member of the Hillcrest Seventh Day Adventist Church and the Women’s Christian Temperance Union. At age 12 she began playing the organ and served as organist at the Mansfield and Elmira Seventh Day Adventist churches for many years. She was employed by Gorton Coy Department Store, Elmira, where she did alterations. She was preceded in death by her husband of 65 years, Ward L. Austin, on Jan. 25, 1983; one son, Ward W. Austin in 1964 and one brother, James Soper. Surviving are one daughter and son-in-law, June and Audley Aldenderfer of Elmira, four grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, one great great-grandchild, one sister, Leona Lyon of Wellsboro. Calling hours were held Monday, Aug. 3 and Tuesday, Aug. 4 at the Scureman Funeral Home, Mansfield. Services were held at the funeral home on Tuesday, Aug. 4. The Rev. Gary Tracy, pastor of the Seventh Day Adventist Church, Elmira, officiated. Burial was made at Prospect Cemetery, Mansfield. - Wellsboro Gazette, 5 August 1992
SOPER, Ruby [SRGP 16247] Argetsinger, Ruby Soper (Mrs. James), d. Mansfield Dec. 22nd, b. Rutland Feb. 7th 1848 to George W. Soper, had: George & Leon, Rochester, N.Y. & Minnie, Kathryn & Dee at home [Mansfield Advertiesr 1902 24-Dec]
SOURS, LAWRENCE (SRGP 18549)
Lawrence Sours, aged 14, died at the Blossburg hospital Monday at 4 a.m. of influenza. A prayer service was held at the home this afternoon at 1:30, followed by services at the Presbyterian Church at 2:00 o’clock, the Reverend Joseph B. Harris officiating. Interment was made in Prospect Cemetery. Lawrence was born in Mansfield January 30, 1918. He was a member of the Presbyterian Church, Boy Scouts, and the Junior High School Basketball team. “Buster”, as he was affectionately known by young and old, endeared himself to all who knew him and his untimely death was a shock to the community. He is survived by his father, Ross Sours, of Mansfield, and mother, Mrs. Roland Pratt, of Elmira; one sister, Miss Evangeline Sours, of Elmira, and his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Wesley D. Sours and Mrs. Lavinnie Lawrence of Mansfield, and several aunts and uncles.
SOURS – LLEWELLYN DEWITT SOURS, age 79, (SRGP 18553) died Wednesday, July 29, 1964. He was a retired painter. Survived by brothers, Ross and Virgil, both of Mansfield. Funeral was held at Shaw & Robena Funeral Home, Mansfield, Saturday at 3 pm. Burial was in Prospect Cemetery.
SOURS, Lewellyn Dewitt (SRGP 18553)
Lewellyn Dewitt Sours of Mansfield, died on Wednesday, July 29th, 1964 at his home. Born in Mansfield he was the son of Wesley and Grace Faulkner Sours. He was a farmer. Surviving are two brothers, Ross and Virgil of Mansfield. The funeral was held August 1st, Saturday at Shaw and Robena’s Funeral Home in Mansfield. Burial in Prospect Cemetery.
SOURS, Ross (SRGP 18548) -Ross W. Sours, 83, of 404 North Main Street, Mansfield, died Thursday Sept. 20, 1979, at Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, Pa. Born in Mansfield July 7, 1896, he was a son of Wesley and Grace Faulkner Sours. Mr. Sours had owned and operated the former Sours Variety Store in Mansfield. Surviving are his wife, the former Wanda Bryant, two daughters, Mrs. Daniel Grafius of Horseheads, NY and Mrs. Arlene Stickler of Mansfield, a brother, Virgil of Mansfield, eight grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren and two great great-grandchildren. The funeral was held Sunday at the Kuhl Funeral Home. Burial was in Prospect Cemetery. The Rev. Wayne E. Johnson, pastor of the Seventh-Day Adventist Church, Mansfield Road, Wellsboro, officiated. - Wellsboro Gazette, 26 September 1979
SOURS - Virgil A. Sours, 85, [SRGP 18554] of 315 N. Main Street, Mansfield, died Tuesday, Nov. 13, 1990, at Broad Acres Nursing Home in Wellsboro. Born Oct. 26, 1905 in Mansfield, he was the son of Wesley D. and Grace V. Faulkner Sours. He and his wife owned and operated the dairy store on East Main street in Mansfield for 15 years, and he was a painting contractor in the Mansfield area for many years. Surviving are his wife of 63 years, Dorothy English Sours; daughter and son-in-law, Shirley and Ellery Beagle of Mansfield; and several nieces and nephews. Friends may call at the Scureman Funeral Home, 130 South Main Street in Mansfield, on Thursday, Nov. 15, from 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral services will be held there on Friday, Nov. 16, at 1 p.m., with the Rev. Donald Newkirk officiating. Burial will be made at the Prospect Cemetery in Mansfield. - Wellsboro Gazette, 14 November 1990
SOURS, WESLEY (SRGP 18551)
Wesley D. Sours diedat home February 26 at 11:30 a.m. after an illness of eight weeks. He was born at Gettysburg August 2, 1865, and came to mansfield when a small child, where he spent his entire life. He was the son of Napoleon and Susanna Sours. He married Grace V. Faulkner january 27, 1884. He was a kind and loving husband and father and a very generous and thoughtful neighbor. He will be greatly missed by those who knew him. He is survived by his wife and three sons, Llewellyn, Ross and Virgil, all of Mansfield; two brothers, Claud of Lowman and Clyde of Mansfield; one sister, Lillian Wood of Rochester; three grandchildren and one great-grandchild, also several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held at the home Tuesday at 2 p.m., the Rev. ?. N. Ouderkirk officiating. Burial at Prospect Cemetery.
SOURS, William [SRGP 75877] d. last Sat. at Coral, Pa. age abt. 47. Funeral & bur. Mansfield. A native of this county [Mansfield Advertiser 1904 6-Jul]
SPARLING, Francis [SRGP 86450] – Francis Sparling, aged 24 years, of Mansfield, RD, who was fatally injured Aug. 30 when a flying piece of metal from a hay baler pierced his side, was taken to the Blossburg hospital by his father-in-law, Alfred Pequignot, who was with him at the time of the accident. Sparling died soon after he was admitted to the hospital. Mr. Sparling has just started the hay baler when a large piece of metal broke loose and struck him in the side. He was thrown about eight feet. He is survived by his widow, the former Althea Pequignot; two sons, Alfred, 17 months, and Howard, 4 months; his parents, Mr. & Mrs. Ward Sparling, and sisters and brothers, Mrs. Clarence Harvey, of Canoe Camp; Mrs. Donald Sillaman, of California; Miss Ella Mae Sparling, of Mansfield, and Donald Sparling, of Blossburg. – Wellsboro Agitator, September 12, 1945, p.7
SPARLING – Ward A. Sparling, 71, of Mansfield RD1, died Saturday, June 9, 1962. He was a retired farmer. Survived by son, Donald of Mansfield RD1; daughters, Mrs. Donald Sillaman of Harbor City, Cal., Mrs. Clarence Harvey and Mrs. Stanley Patt of Mansfield RD1; brother, Leonard of Gang Mills; sisters, Mrs. Lidah Hubbard and Mrs. Cass Lamphier of Mansfield RD1; 5 grandchildren; 2 great grandchildren. Funeral service was held at Shaw & Robena Funeral Home, Mansfield, Wednesday at 3 PM. Burial was in Prospect Cemetery. – Mansfield Advertiser, 13 June 1962, p.4
SPAULDING, Lucy [SRGP 86576] – Mrs. Lucy Angell, widow of the late Orlando Angell, died at her home in this place on November 20th. Mrs. Angell was 81 years old and had been a resident of Lambscreek nearly 40 years. She had been in poor health for several years past and her death was due to her gradual breaking down. She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Carrie Mann, and an adopted daughter, Mrs. Cora Ware, of Elmira. Largely attended funeral services were held from her late home Wednesday afternoon. Rev. R.N. Hunsicker, of Mansfield, officiated. The floral tributes were beautiful. The burial was at Mansfield in Prospect cemetery. Mrs. Angell was devoted to home life, and she was a kind-hearted and helpful neighbor and had many friends. –Wellsboro Agitator, December 6, 1911, p.1
SPENCER Alonzo M. [SRGP 52754]
SPENCER - Charles Spencer, [SRGP 69154] six-year-old son of Mr. & Mrs. Leslie Getchell, of Mansfield, died Friday at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, shortly after he was admitted. The lad was taken ill at the campus school at Mansfield about noon Friday after having entered classes two days late due to illness. The illness was caused by convulsions and attending physicians said death was due to a brain tumor. The boy leaves his parents; two brothers, George and Fred and his grandmother, Mrs. Bertha Moore, of Mansfield. Services were held from the funeral home in Mansfield at 2 p.m. Tuesday with the Rev. Floyd E. Guiles officiating. Burial was in Prospect cemetery. - Wellsboro Gazette, 11 September 1947 [NOTE from Joyce - Parents were Creta Moore and Charles Spencer - Getchell was a stepfather]
ELDER RAYMOND MacDOWELL SPENCER,(SRGP 86918) 59 of New Columbia, Pa. Monday, June 25, 1951 at Coudersport following a long illness. He was a minister of the Seventh Day Adventist Church for 35 years and served in the Blossburg and Mansfield districts from 1929 to 1934. Survived by wife, Mrs. Venus Spencer of New Columbia; sons, Elder Raymond Spencer Jr. of Coudersport, Robert C. and William L. Spencer both of New Columbia; daughter, Mrs. Dorothy Devers of Harrisburg; sister, Mrs. Ward Phelps, and brother, Edgar Spencer, both of Covington, Pa.; eight grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. The body is at the Shaw & Robena Funeral Home, Mansfield, where friends may call and where funeral services will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. (DST). Elder F. H. Robbins. Prospect Cemetery, Mansfield. –Elmira Star-Gazette 6/26/1951
SPENCER, WILLIAM A. (SRGP 86915) - William A. Spencer, son of MacDowell and Mary Ann Hill Spencer, was born in McIntyre, Lycoming County, on February 3, 1880. His boyhood days were spent in the vicinity of Roaring Branch. The family moved to this vicinity about fifty years ago, where he engaged in farming the greater part of his life. He also was a very well known cattle dealer, a director and general adjuster of The Grange Mutual Fire Insurance Company of Tioga County. He was a life long member of the seventh Adventist Church, which he joined at the age of fifteen. Mr. Spencer was interested in the religious affairs of the community and especially in improving farming conditions. He had served in various capacities in the Grange and Dairymen’s League and gave freely of his time and money to help promote these and other farm organizations. His friendliness and willingness to help others made for him a host of friends. In September 17, 1912, he was united in marriage at Pittsburgh to Miss Anna Alma Austin, whom he met at Mt. Vernon College, Mt Vernon Ohio, when they both were students. He is survived by his wife, Alice; two brothers, Edgar, of Mansfield, and Elder R. M. Spencer, of Dewart, Pa., and one sister, Mrs. Ward Phelps of Covington; five nephews. Elder Raymond M. Spencer, of New Columbia; William Spencer, of Hyatsville, Maryland; Philip Reese, of Washington, D. C., three great nephews and two great nieces, and one aunt, Mrs. Victoria Monell, of Roaring Branch. He diedat the Blossburg Hospital on July 24, 1948, after a week’s serious illness. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p. m. standard time, Tuesday, July 27 at the Shaw & Robena Funeral Home, the Rev. F. H. Robbins, with burial in the Prospect Cemetery. Pall bearers were Raymond, Robert and William Spencer, Donald Chaney, and the Rev. Larue Cook.
SPERRY - Miss Annette Sperry, aged 85 years, died Wednesday morning at her home in Mansfield. She was the oldest daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Eugene Sperry and was born in Richmond township, June 3, 1853. Her entire life was spent in Richmond township. Surviving are two brothers, Carlos of Mansfield, and Elbert, of Malone, NY, and two nephews, Arthur Borden, of Pittsburgh, and Theodore Borden, of Ulysses, Pa. The funeral was held Friday; burial in Prospect cemetery at Mansfield. Elizabeth Rebekah Lodge conducted the services at the cemetery. - Wellsboro Agitator, 25 January 1939
SPERRY - Miss Edith M. Sperry, aged 61 years, of Mansfield, died Thursday at the Blossburg hospital. She was a member of the Mansfield Methodist church and for 25 years was secretary of the Sunday School. She was also a past noble grand of Elizabeth Rebekah Lodge and a member of the Outlook Literary Club. She is survived by one sister, Miss Nettie Spear, of Mansfield; two brothers, Carlos of Mansfield, and Elbert G. of Malone; two nephews, Arthur Borden of Pittsburgh and Theodore Borden of Mansfield. The funeral was held Saturday; burial in Prospect cemetery at Mansfield. - Wellsboro Agitator, 7 June 1933
SPOOR - William Lamar Spoor [SRGP 86440] died at his home on December 10, 1931 at the age of eighty-two years, eleven months and twenty-two days. He was born January 18th 1849 in the town of Southport, Chemung county, New York. For many years he was a member of the Church of Christ at Canoe Camp. He was united in marriage with Ruth Whittaker in 1877, who survives him with one daughter, Mrs. Earl Douglas and two grandchildren, Floyd M. Douglas of Lawrenceville, and Bernice Bliss(?) of Mansfield. He came to Pennsylvania when a child and spent his life at North Elk Run until about twenty years ago. Since that time he resided at Tioga. Burial in Prospect Cemetery at Mansfield. - Wellsboro Gazette, 17 December 1931
SPURGEON, Samuel C. [SRGP 86035] - Samuel C. Spurgeon, of Mansfield, died March 6 , at the Blossburg hospital. He was born June 23, 1885, at South Boston, Ind. On November 26, 1914, he married Miss Emma E. Carpenter, of Marshcreek. They resided in Elmira until 1921, when they removed to Mansfield to reside. Mr. Spurgeon had been active in the work of the Boy Scouts for the past 15 years. At the time of his death he served as District Commander of General Sullivan's Council of Boy Scouts. He was a member of the Methodist church, a member of the Ambulance Battalion Headquarters of Mansfield, the Mansfield Business Men's Association and the Risingville, NY Masonic Lodge. Besides his widow he leaves two brothers, Charles of Bloomington, Ind., and Fred of Englewood, Calif., and one sister, Mrs. Cora Green of Oklahoma. - Wellsboro Agitator, March 15, 1933
STACY - Nora Stacy [SRGP 75745] (Mrs. Sheridan E.) Coles - formerly of Troy, expired Monday evening, Dec 31st  at the Blossburg hospital to which she was taken from her home in Mansfield the day after Christmas. The decline which ended in death from heart trouble began with a cold which she contracted in Red Cross work two months ago. Mrs. Coles was born in New Britain, Conn., Feb. 27, 1853. Her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Allen Stacy moved in her girlhood to Springfield, this county [Bradford]. She was married in 1881 to Sheridan E. Coles. A true, devoted mother, four children survive to revere her memory: Edwin S., Percy A., and Inez M. (Mrs. B. W. Leonard) of Mansfield and Lora Aline (Mrs. M. LeRoy Seecomb) of Auburn, NY. The funeral was held Thursday afternoon at the home of her son, Percy A. Coles. Rev G. A. Baldwin of the M. E. Church to which she belonged, officiating.
STAGE - Mrs. Abby Jane Knights, [SRGP 27713] a lifelong resident of Tioga county, died Friday morning at her home in Tioga. She had been confined to her bed for the past few weeks. She was born in Orange County, NY, March 16, 1846, daughter of William and Ruth Stage. On October 15, 1865, she was married to Henry Knights of Bradford county, Mr. Knights, who was a veteran of the civil war died April 11, 1904, just 28 years before the day of Mrs. Knights’ funeral. Mrs. Knights is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Ralph H. Smith of Tioga; one son, Lewis Knights of Arlington, Washington; 18 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren. She was one of a family of nine children, and is survived by four brothers, William Knights [?Stage] of Mainesburg; George, Henry and Vene Knights [?Stage], all of Illinois. She is also survived by an uncle, Chas. Stage of Lawrenceville. Mrs. Knights was a lifelong member of the Methodist church and had a host of friends. The funeral was held Monday, Rev. A. R. Bloomfield officiating; burial in Prospect cemetery at Mansfield. - Wellsboro Gazette, 13 April 1932
STARKEY - Mrs. Addie Starkey Carpenter, [SRGP 82220] aged 83 years, died Saturday at the home of her son, Claude R. Carpenter of Whitneyville. She had spent the winter in Endicott and Mansfield, with her grandchildren, returning to the home of her son on Thursday. She was apparently in her usual health until Saturday morning, when she became ill. She was born Nov. 4, 1859 at Hammond, Pa., daughter of John and Caroline Palmer Starkey. On Nov. 1, 1881(?) she married Truman E. Carpenter of Charleston. At the same time, Miss Ella Carpenter, a sister of Truman Carpenter was married to Edwin Whitney, of Middlebury. Mr. & Mrs. Carpenter bought a farm and lived in Charleston all of their married lives, except for a number of years when they lived at Cross Fork, Potter county, Emporium, Pa., and at Montebello and Fassett, Canada. In all of which places Mr. Carpenter was engaged as a millwright. They also lived at Middlebury for a number of years, where Mr. Carpenter and his brother-in-law, Frank Starkey, conducted a general store. They returned to Charleston in 1913. Mr. Carpenter died Sept. 21, 1940, since which time, Mrs. Carpenter had lived with her son. Mrs. Carpenter was a member of Whitneyville Methodist church, and of Tioga County Centre Grange. Survivors are one son, Claude R. Carpenter, of Whitneyville; three grandsons, Byron and Truman Benedict, both of Mansfield, and Rev. Charles Carpenter, of Dalton, NY; one granddaughter, Mrs. Doris Clark of Endicott; several great grandchildren. Two brothers, Frank and Fred Starkey, of Middlebury; three sisters, Mrs. Jennie Stevens, of Hammond; Mrs. C. H. Rich of Woolrich, Pa., and Mrs. Byron Churchill, of Keeneyville, also survive, a number of nieces and nephews. A daughter, Mrs. Hazel Benedict, died six years ago. The funeral was held yesterday at the Whitneyville Methodist church, Rev. Paul Miller, officiating; burial at Mansfield. - Wellsboro Agitator, 14 April 1943
STEINMANN, Edward [SRGP 86519] - FOUND DEAD IN THE WOODS The
Awful Discovery Made Near This Boro last Saturday [SRGP 86519]
About the first of last January Mr. John Bloom, who resides on a farm two and one- half miles west of this boro, requiring the services of a painter, sent to Blossburg for one Edward Steinmann, whom he had previously employed todo similar work. Steinmannn left home a few days later, in response to Mr. Bloom's summons, and told his friends that he would probably be absent some time. Receiving no word from the unfortunate man, Bloom concluded that he was not coming, and dismissed the matter from his mind. Last Saturday at the continuing barking of dogs in the edge of the woods near his house attracted Mr. Bloom's attention and he dispatched his son, William Bloom, to investigate the cause of his annoyance. The young man was startled and horrified by finding the body of a man lying in a hollow near the edge of the timber. He summoned his father, who at once recognized the ghastly corpse as that of Edward Steinmann, whom he had supposed as alive and well. Near the body two paint brushes and a half- pint bottle were found, and in one of the pockets of his coat an account book containing his name and minutes of business transactions. Mr. Bloom removed the body to his house and notified Esquire N.A. Elliott, of this place, who empanneled a jury and held an inquest on Sunday. The jury found that deceased became exhausted from exposure and tramping through the woods, sat down to rest, became drowsy and froze to death. This unfortunate man, had no relatives in this country, his brother having died at Wellsboro some time since. He was German, about forty-five years old, unmarried, and of somewhat intemperate habits. The rumor that he was under the influence of liquor when overcome by the storm is contradicted by his friends and one man who saw him on January 5th a short distance from where the body was found. The remains were interred in this boro on Monday afternoon, Rev. Mr.Hodder officiating. [Prospect or Oakwood? No stone]
STEINMANN, Edward [SRGP 86519] - Frozen to Death - The Dead Body of Edward Steinmann found in a Creek near Mansfield - Last Saturday afternoon the dead body of Mr. Edward Steinmann, a painter residing in Blossburg, was discovered lying on the bank of a small creek near the residence of Mr. John Bloom, in Richmond township, about three miles west of Mansfield. The body was frozen to the earth and partially covered by floodwood and it was evident that it had been there some time. An empty bottle lying under an adjacent bridge gave a clue to the cause of the man's unfortunate end. An inquest was held and it was ascertained that about the middle of January Mr. Bloom sent word to Steinmann, at Blossburg, to come down and do some painting. As he did not put in an appearance, Mr. Bloom very naturally thought he did not care to take the job. Steinmann did start for Mr. Bloom's and it is thought that he was intoxicated and fell upon the way and was overcome by the cold during the storm on the 23d of January. Steinmann was a man of about middle age, and for some years he had been addicted to drink. He formerly resided in this borough where he worked at his trade with his brother, the late C.L. Steinmann. He went from here to Blossburg where he had resided for a number of years. - Wellsboro Agitator, March 30, 1886, p.3
STEVENS, Eliza Mary [SRGP 86617] Scarfe, Mrs. Eliza d. Nev. City, Cailf. 3 Dec. b. London, Eng. 1842 to Rev. Joseph Stevens. M. Geo. Scarfe 1865, came to U.S. 1870. Had: Geo., Joseph, dec., Mrs. F. C. Lounsberry, Charles. Went west 1901 [Mansfield Advertiser 1903 9-Dec]
STEVENS - Mrs Lucena A Allen, [SRGP 83282] widow of Zimri Allen, died Friday evening in the Blossburg hospital, where she was taken the first of the week following a stroke of apoplexy. She was born in New York State, September 21, 1836, the daughter if Mr and Mrs Rueben Stevens. With her parents she to Middlebury in 1839 and lived there until her marriage in 1857 to Zimri Allen, who was born in Cheshire County N. H., in 1828 and came to Mansfield in 1854. In 1861 they bought the farm of 82 acres just outside Mansfield Borough, where their early life was spent. Three children were born to them, Elwin A. of Canton, Pa., Wilton R., cashier of First National Bank, of Mansfield, and Alfa, who died at her home in Buffalo a few years ago. She left two daughters, Mrs J. B. Wiseman and Verna M. Prutsman. Mr and Mrs Allen moved a number of years ago and resided on North Main Street. Mr Allen died in 1911. Mrs Allen was a devout Christian. Her ready smile endeared her to everybody. Besides her sons she is survived by several grandchildren and great grandchildren. The funeral was held Monday at 1 p.m. from the home of W. W. Allen, the Rev. F. P. Simmons, officiating. Interment was in Prospect cemetery.
STEVENS - Mrs. Lucena Allen, [SRGP 83282] widow of the late Zimri Allen, of Mansfield, died at the Blossburg hospital Aug. 16. She was born in September, 1837, a daughter of the late Reuben Stevens of Middlebury. She was a sister of Adelbert Stevens of Middlebury, who died in 1904. She is survived by two sons, Wilton W. of Mansfield, and Elwin, of Canton, Pa. She is also survived by five grandchildren, Gertrude, wife of Dr. John H. Doane, of Mansfield; Leigh Allen, of New York City; Harold Allen, of Canton; Mrs. Violet Wiseman and Miss Verna Putnam, of Buffalo, NY, and four great-grandchildren ---- Wilton Allen Doane and John H. Doane, Jr., of Mansfield, and Allen and Jane Wiseman, of Buffalo. The funeral was held from the home of her son, W.W. Allen, Aug. 18, Rev. F.P. Simmons officiating; burial at Mansfield. - Wellsboro Agitator, August 27, 1924
STEVENS, Mertelle [SRGP 16265] - Mertelle S. Brister [buried as Mertelle Briggs], age 81 of Towanda died Friday, June 18, 1976 at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Loretta Coleman in LaRaysville where she had been residing for the past six months. She was born April 5, 1895 in Pike Township near LaRaysville, the daughter of William and Eliza Owens Stevens. She taught in various area schools from 1913 until her marriage in 1919 to Harry E. Briggs. They resided in Wellsboro until his death in 1936. A few years later she returned to LaRaysville and married Harold Brister. She was a charter member of the LaRaysville Eastern Star Chapter 498. Survivors are three daughters, Mrs. Golden [Elizabeth] Mallow of Wellsboro; Mrs. Fred A. [Loretta] Coleman, LaRaysville; and Mrs. Harriet Beers of Wysox; stepdaughter, Mrs. Steven [Florence] Webb of Nichols, NY; and seven grandchildren. Funeral services were held Monday June 21st at the Archer-Miller-McCloskey Funeral Home in Towanda with the Rev. George Jatko officiating. Interment was in the Mansfield Cemetery [Prospect] with the Rev. William Snyder, pastor of the Wellsboro Methodist Church officiating. - Wellsboro Gazette, June 23, 1976, p.12
STEVENSON - Albert W. Stevenson, [SRGP 83127] formerly of Mansfield died at Canandaigua, NY. He was the husband of the late Kate Barden Stevenson. Surviving is one daughter, Miss Bonnie M. Stevenson, Canandaigua. Graveside service will be at 3:00 p.m. Saturday in Prospect Cemetery, the Rev. D.J. Griffiths officiating. - Mansfield Advertiser, April 1958
STICKLER - BAILEY, ETHEL B. (SRGP 2106) Ethel B. Bailey, age 82, of Mansfield, Pa., died Tuesday, March 28, 1972. Funeral service was at the Shaw and Robena Funeral Home, Mansfield, Pa. Friday at 1:30 p.m. The Rev. Richard Brenneman officiated. Burial was in the Prospect Cemetery. Survived by sons, Marvin of Mansfield, Donald of Warsaw; daughters, Mrs. Maxwell (Pertha) Newton, Mrs. Frances Shea, and Mrs. King (Jeanette) Rose; all of Mansfield, brothers, Fred of Mansfield, Liston and George of Florida, Mark of New York; ten grandchildren.
STILWELL, ALBERT J. (SRGP 2574)
Albert J. Stilwell, 42, died at the family home on the River Road, Mansfield, Monday, May 24, 1937, of pneumonia. He was born in Jackson Township, Sept. 7, 1895, the son of Frank and Flora Gaige Stilwell. He removed to Mansfield in 1913, and in 1917 enlisted at Fort Wri???, Washington, D.C. in Aviation Squadron, 481, Company D. He was honorably discharged in ????. He was married to Miss Gladys Mudge on Aug. 9, 1921. Mr. Stilwell was employed by the Dairymen’s League and for the past two years had been manager of the Neal Chicken Farm. He was a member of Austin-Cox Post, American Legion, Besides his wife he leaves six children, Clarice, Lois, Arthur, Merle, Donald and Nineta Irene; his father, Frank Stilwell, Mansfield; a brother, Richard, Washington, D.C.
STOKES, Caroline Myers [SRGP 86319]
Mrs. Caroline S. Myers, 65, wife of George J. Myers, Mansfield, died at her home Wednesday, June 1, 1955, following an extended illness. She was a member of the Mansfield Baptist Church, the Twilight Chapter, OES, and the Austin Post, American Legion Auxiliary. In addition to her husband, she is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Howard Davis, Mansfield; two sisters, Miss Esther Stokes and Mrs. William Evans, both of Canton; and a granddaughter, Miss Caroline Davis of Mansfield. Services were Saturday at the funeral home, 18 North Main Street, in charge of the Rev. David J. Griffiths, her pastor. Burial was in Prospect Cemetery. Eastern Star services were conducted at the funeral home on Friday. Wellsboro Agitator, June 16, 1955
STONE - INSCHO
Cleda Joan Age 82, (SRGP 81380) of Canoe Camp, PA, died July 1, 2006, at Good Samaritan Hospital, Lebanon, PA. She was born January 23, 1924 in Mosherville, PA, the daughter of Colie and Irene Cummings Stone. Cleda was a member of the Canoe Camp Church of Christ and Elizabeth Rebekah Lodge #291, Mansfield, PA. Cleda and her husband, William were the retired owners of the River Road Farm and were instrumental in the building of the Whitneyville Fairgrounds. Cleda's passion in life was caring for others. She was trained in personal care of the elderly and her home was always open to anyone needing help. She was a caregiver, lifesaver, and inspiration to others and had a deep love of animals and nature as well. Cleda had long been a strong supporter of the Democratic Party. She is survived by a son, Donald of Etters, PA; a daughter, Sylvia Lineaweaver of Lebanon, PA; three grandchildren, Christy Deiner of Annville, PA, Eric Inscho of Dover, PA, Jennifer Inscho of Sterling, VA; and three great-grandchildren, Trinica, Cole and Logan. She was predeceased by her husband, William, August 17, 2000. Friends are invited to call at the Gary W. Wilston Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 130 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA, Monday 2-3 p.m. Funeral services will follow there Monday at 3:00 p.m. with Rev. Kirk Smethers officiating. Burial in Prospect Cemetery, Mansfield, PA.
STONE –CLEDA JOAN INSCHO (SRGP 81380) age 82, of Canoe Camp, PA, died July 1, 2006, at Good Samaritan Hospital, Lebanon, PA. She was born January 23, 1924 in Mosherville, PA, the daughter of Colie and Irene Cummings Stone. Cleda was a member of the Canoe Camp Church of Christ and Elizabeth Rebekah Lodge #291, Mansfield, PA. Cleda and her husband, William were the retired owners of the River Road Farm and were instrumental in the building of the Whitneyville Fairgrounds. Cleda's passion in life was caring for others. She was trained in personal care of the elderly and her home was always open to anyone needing help. She was a caregiver, lifesaver, and inspiration to others and had a deep love of animals and nature as well. Cleda had long been a strong supporter of the Democratic Party. She is survived by a son, Donald of Etters, PA; a daughter, Sylvia Lineaweaver of Lebanon, PA; three grandchildren, Christy Deiner of Annville, PA, Eric Inscho of Dover, PA, Jennifer Inscho of Sterling, VA; and three great-grandchildren, Trinica, Cole and Logan. She was predeceased by her husband, William, August 17, 2000. Friends are invited to call at the Gary W. Wilston Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 130 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA, Monday 2-3 p.m. Funeral services will follow there Monday at 3:00 p.m. with Rev. Kirk Smethers officiating. Burial in Prospect Cemetery, Mansfield, PA. –Elmira Star Gazette
STONE – Mrs. Cora A. Bailey, 85, Mansfield RD3, died Monday evening, Feb. 9, 1959. She was a member of the Mainesburg Methodist Church. Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Frank Bryant, Mansfield RD3; sisters, Mrs. Phoebe Smith, Big Flats, NY, Mrs. Josie Simpson, Millerton, Mrs. Olive Allen Mainesburg; seven grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren. The body is at the Shaw and Robena Funeral Home where friends may call after 7:00 p.m. Tuesday. Funeral at the Funeral Home on Thursday at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Gene Callihan officiating. Burial in Prospect Cemetery, Mansfield. – Mansfield Advertiser, February 1959
STONE, Ruth [SRGP 08582] – Ruth E. Doll, 87, of RD1 Mansfield, died Friday, Jan. 16, 1981, in Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro. She was the widow of Albert Doll. Born June 24, 1893 in Mansfield, she was a daughter of Merrill and Augusta Cleveland Stone. She attended Community Baptist Church, Lancaster, NY. Mrs. Doll had been a registered nurse in Buffalo, NY for a number of years. Surviving are a son, Durwood Dyke, Sr. of Mansfield; 6 grandchildren, Colie Dyke of Wellsboro, Mary Cratsley of Blossburg, Mrs. Patrick Gerow of Morris Run, Durwood Dyke, Jr. of Mansfield, Mrs. Charles (Frances) Jayne of Millerton, Mrs. James (Peggy) Blanchard of Covington; 22 great grandchildren; and 10 great-great grandchildren. The funeral was held Monday at Kuhl Funeral Home, Mansfield. Burial was in Prospect Cemetery. The Reverend William Shepherd, pastor of West Jackson Baptist Church, officiated. – Wellsboro Gazette, 21 Jan. 1981, p.12
STONEBRAKER Alvin J. [SRGP 15561]
Alvin J. Stonebraker of Mansfield RD 3, died Tuesday, April 28, 1964. Survived by son, Howard of Ringa, NJ; daughter Jeanette, of Canton; mother, Mrs. Mary B. Stonebraker of Mansfield RD 3; brothers, Clair, Grant, Czerney, all of Mansfield RD 3, Cecil of Wellsboro; sisters, Mrs. Evelyn Daniels of Mansfield, Mrs. Lee Whitney of Elmira; grandchildren. Funeral was held at Shaw & Robena Funeral Home, Mansfield on Friday at 2 pm. Burial was in Prospect Cemetery.
STONEBREAKER - Mrs. Anna Mary Lawrence, 49, [SRGP 12803] of Mansfield and Blossburg died on Tuesday. She was directress of nurses at the Blossburg State Hospital and an employee there for 20 years. She is survived by her husband, Hobart Lawrence; mother, Mrs. Mary Stonebreaker of Lambs Creek, Pa.; sisters, Mrs. Lee Whitney of Elmira and Mrs. Norman Daniels of Maine, NY; brothers, Zerny Stonebreaker of Horseheads; Grant, Clair and Alvin Stonebreaker of Lambs Creek and Cecil of Wellsboro. Funeral will be held Friday at 2 p.m., the Rev. Lawrence Dunn officiating. Burial in Prospect Cemetery at Mansfield. - Wellsboro Gazette, 18 November 1954
STONEBRAKER - Grant S. Stonebraker, 84, [SRGP 86468] of Mansfield, died Saturday, Jan. 19, 1985 at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro. Born Dec. 23, 1900 in Tyrone, he was a son of Asbury and Mary Morrissey Stonebraker. He was a retired farmer. Surviving are: two sisters, Mrs. Evelyn Daniels of Mansfield and Mrs. Lee (Frances) Whitney of Elmira, NY; one brothers, Clair Stonebraker of Mansfield and several nieces and nephews. There was no visitation. Funeral services were held Monday, Jan 21 at the Kuhl Funeral Home, Mansfield with the Rev. S. Wade Stewart, a retired Baptist minister, officiating. Burial was in Prospect Cemetery. - Wellsboro Gazette, 23 January 1985
STORRS - Charles Storrs, Jr.,[SRGP 85690] age 6 years, of Mansfield RD2, died April 19, 1958. He was the son of Mr. & Mrs. Charles Storrs. In addition to his parents, he is survived by brothers, James and David Storrs at home; maternal grandparents, Mr. & Mrs. George V. Rockwell of Troy; paternal grandparents, Mr. & Mrs. Colin Storrs of Mainesburg. Private funeral services were held Monday at 3:15 p.m. in the Shaw & Robena Funeral Home. - Mansfield Advertiser, April 1958
STORRS - Colin E. Storrs, 83, [SRGP 80638] of Wellsboro RD3, died Friday, May 31, 1974, in Arnot-Ogden Hospital, Elmira, NY. He was born in Grover on September 19, 1890, a son of Charles and Melinda Bailey Storrs. Mr. Storrs was a member of Troy Baptist Church. He was police chief of Horseheads, NY, from 1920-1941. Surviving are his wife, the former Leah Grover; a daughter, Mrs. Robert Fox of Tampa, Fla.; a son, Charles of Troy; nine grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. The funeral was held Sunday, June 2 at the Spink Funeral Home, Wellsboro. Burial was in Prospect Cemetery, Mansfield. The Rev. Chauncey E. DePew, his pastor, officiated. - Wellsboro Gazette, 6 June 1974
STOUT, Fred R. [SRGP 84151]
Fred R. Stout, 56, life resident of Mansfield, died December 17, 1954. He was employed at the Mansfield Advertiser for over 40 years and a member of the Mansfield Methodist Church. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Beatrice Stout, a daughter, Mrs. Paul Maneval of Mansfield, sisters, Mrs. Wesley Doud of Covington, Mrs. Earl Miller and Mrs. Helen Horning of Elmira, brother Elmer Stout of Gillette, uncle, Jacob Stout of Washington, DC. The funeral was Monday with the Rev. Stanley Robinson officiating, assisted by the Rev. David Griffiths. Burial was in Prospect Cemetery, Mansfield. [Error: Should be Oakwood Cemetery]
STOUT, Richard [SRGP 09628] - Mr. Richard C. Stout, aged 74, a civil war veteran, died last Tuesday at his home in Mansfield, where he had resided for 20 years. He was born in Rutland. In 1861 he enlisted in the 7th PA Cavalry and saw much active service, during which he received a number of wounds. He is survived by his wife and two sons, Messrs. John Stout, of Mansfield, and Jacob Stout, of New York. - Wellsboro Agitator, June 4, 1902
Elmer B. - Elmer B. Strait Dies Of Apoplectic Seizure Mansfield suffered a
shock and a distinct loss Monday with the passing of Elmer B. Strait, familarly
known as "Burt". Death was due to an apoplectic seizure some time
Sunday night. When Mrs. Strait went to call him in the morning she found him
with his glasses on, a book dropped back on his chest and the light still on.
He had evidently become unconscious in the evening while reading. He did not
regain consciousiness and died at 1:30 p. m. Monday. Some years ago he suffered
an attack on the golf course, but rallied from that and had been in fairly good
health since. He had played golf recently, although bothered with foot trouble,
and had attended and enjoyed the ball games here recently. Mr. Strait was born
in Sylvania, Pa., December 18, 1869, the son of John and Mary Louise Mosher Strait.
He was married July 7, 1889, to Miss GERTRUDE HAGER, and they had three
children, Leo at home, Donald, of Endicott, N. Y., and Mrs. lila Peters, of
Wilkinsburg, Pa. Mrs. Strait died January 30, 1901. On September 17, 1907, he
was married to DAISY LEVALLEY RUMSEY, and one child was born to them, Eloise,
at home. Starting in the insurance business with the Etna twenty years ago, he
had built up one of the best agencies in the county. For the past three years
C. W. Ross has been associated with him and the firm was known as Strait &
Ross. Mr. Strait was a prominent bandman, and had directed bands and dance
orchestras in this section for many years. He was a familiar figure at the
Mansfield Fair and on other occasions where bands were in evidence. He organized
the noted Girls' Band at Covington, and also directed the Mansfield and Tioga
Bands, as well as others. He was a member of the Presbyterian Church,
Friendship Lodge, F. & A. M., I. O. O. F., Red Men, Corey Creek Golf Club
and the Mansfield Business Men's Association. As a man, father, and husband he
was highly respected in the community. He had a genial disposition and was fond
of joking with his friends. He was liked and trusted by all who knew him, and
was held in great affection by many. He was a great baseball fan, and when the
golf club was started here became a great golf fan. All in all he was a valued
citizen of Mansfield. The funeral will be held from his late home Thursday at 2
p. m., with the Rev. John Bouquet, pastor of the Presbyterian Church,
officiating. Interment will be in Prospect Cemetery, with the local Masonic
Lodge in charge. Submitted by Barb Conrad
STRANGE, Hannah (SRGP 06946) SHE FELL ASLEEP - Sudden Death Last Wednesday Evening of Mrs. Ananias Richmond - Very unexpected and carrying a message of sadness to many hearts was the death at her home in this boro at 7 o’clock last Wednesday evening, August 24th of Hannah Strange, beloved wife of Mr. Ananias Richmond. A few days of indisposition were followed on Wednesday morning by extreme pain and nausea, a recurrence of an old stomach trouble, which in turn gave way about noon to a comatose state from which she never rallied. Calmly, peacefully she slept on until just after the evening shadows had fallen her spirit took its flight. Mrs. Richmond was one of seven children of Marcus and Hannah Strange, sturdy New Englanders who came to Grays Valley; Sullivan Township, at an early day. She was born April 28, 1830. In her 13th year she united with the Baptist Church, but at her marriage with Mr. Richmond in 1869 with wifely devotion she transferred her membership to the Methodist society of which she and her husband have ever since been revered and staunch supporters. True to every Christian obligation, a devoted wife and mother, a kind neighbor, her death is sincerely mourned. Besides a husband she leaves two daughters, Mrs. M. H. Shepard, and Nellie at home. Two brothers and two sisters also survive her: Marcus Strange of Springfield, Pa.; Joseph Strange of Grays Valley; Mrs. J. L. Rockwell of West Burlington, Pa. and Mrs. R. H. Burley of Altus, Pa.The funeral was very largely attended from the M. E. Church on Saturday afternoon, the Rev. E. J. Rosengrant officiating, assisted by the Rev. Mr. Baldwin, of Germantown, Pa., and the Rev. L. M. Gates of the First Baptist Church. The burial was in Hope Cemetery. The bearers, all near neighbors, were Messrs W. W. Allen, G. H. Shipman, Ira Wright, Freeman Gaylord, H. P. Gaige and Eli Jelliff.
STRANGE - MRS. JULIA S. KINGSLEY (SRGP 06959)
She was a graduate of the Presbyterian Hospital, Philadelphia, Pa. class of 1909, and did Private-duty nursing prior to her marriage to the late Harry B. Kingsley in 1920. Survived by daughter, Miss Mary J. Kingsley at home; sisters, Mrs. M.F. Rose and Mrs. Fred Rose, both of Mansfield; several nieces and nephews. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Mansfield and the Columbian Literary Exchange.
STRAUGHN, President of Mansfield State Teachers College, Passes Away
W. R. Straughn, president of Mansfield State Teachers College, diedat the Crile Clinic in Cleveland, Ohio, at 6:30 last Friday morning. Death was due to complications following an operation about two weeks previously. Mrs. Straughn was with him, and his sons had returned a few days before from a visit to him. William Ringgold Straughn was born April 23, 1882, at Mardella Springs, Md., the son of the Rev. John Lee Straughn and Roberta Elizabeth Alice Acworth Straughn. He attended the schools of Maryland and Delaware, graduating from high school at Laurel, Del., in 1899. In 1902 he was graduated from Baltimore City College, and in 1905 received his A. R. degree from John Hopkins University. He took post-graduate work at Johns Hopkins in 1905-1906, and in 1908 received his Ph. D. from the University of Kansas City. While attending college in Baltimore, he worked as reporter on the city papers, later serving as editor and still later as special writer for several papers. He considered his newspaper career as a valuable aid in his education and found friends among newspapermen wherever he went. He taught at Baltimore City College from 1902 to 1906, and from 1906 to 1911 he was assistant principal and professor of literature and pedagogy at Millersville State Normal, the first normal School in the state. Next he went to Dubois as Superintendent of Schools, where he stayed until he was called to Mansfield as principal of Mansfield Normal. His interest in better training of teachers and his ability as an educator were soon recognized and he played an important part in bring the Pennsylvania Normal Schools to collegiate standard. In 1926 he was made a member of the Pennsylvania State Council of Education and held that position until his death. During his 22 years in Mansfield, Dr. Straughn worked to improve the physical conditions of the college equipment, as well as to raise the standard of the curriculum, training and teaching staff. Besides modernizing and otherwise improving all the old buildings, the following new buildings have been erected through his efforts, Straughn Hall, Junior High School, Science Building and other class rooms, heating plant, president’s residence, hospital “Y” Hut Home Management Cottage, and other small buildings. The campus has also been greatly increased since he came here. On July 7, 1909, he was married to Miss Dorothy Lloyd, of Lansdowne. To them were born three sons; John Lloyd, Instructor in chemistry in Salisbury, Md., State Teachers College; William E. Jr. teacher in Nyeck, N. Y., and Robert A., graduate of MSTC last June, who enters Temple University this fall for a medical course. Dr. Straughn was a leading member of the Methodist Church, and for a Mason in Mansfield and was a member of Friendship Lodge No. 247, Zebulon Chapter of Royal Arch, and Coudersport Consistory. He was also a member of the American Political Science Association, Alpha Southern, Fortnightly Club of Lancaster and Acorn Club of Dubois. He was one of the organizers of the Tioga Country Club at Wellsboro, on which he served as director for several years. He also helped organize Corey Creek Gold Club in Mansfield, and served as its president for one term. He has for several years held the office of President of the First National Bank in Mansfield. His activities in the General Sullivan Council of the Boy Shouts, in welfare societies and other agencies for making better living are familiar to all in this section. He was in constant demand as a speaker of all sorts of occasions. His high idealism, his loyalty to his friends and to his principles, his fine home life, and his sympathetic interest in people all combined to make him an outstanding citizen in this section of the sate. Besides his wife and sons, he is survived by one sister, Mrs. Lillian F. Jones, of Delmar, Del. A brother, J. Lee Straughn, died recently. The funeral was conducted from his late residence on the College Campus Monday afternoon at 2:30. Rev. James H. Straughn, D. D., President of the general Conference of the Methodist Protestant Church, Baltimore, Md., a cousin of Dr. Straughn, conducted the services, assisted by Dean Belknap of the College. This pallbearers were: P. A. Cotes, J. H. Doane, G. W. Cass, C. W. Ross, Herbert Grant and John P. Myers. Interment was in the family plot in Prospect Cemetery. The members of Friendship Lodge No. 247, F. & A. M., conducted a lodge of sorrow in their rooms at 1:30 p.m. Monday, attended the funeral in a body, and gave the Masonic burial service at the cemetery. Among those from out of town who attended the funeral were Dr. Lester K. Ade, Pennsylvania Superintendent of public Instruction; F. Steward Hartman, Executive Assistant, president Frank B. Haas, of Bloomsburg, and Mrs. Haas, President T. T. Allen, of East Stroudsburg, Henry Klonower, Harrisburg, Senator Mason Owlett, Hon. George W. Williams, of Wellsboro, Rep. Frank Snyder of Liberty.
STUART - Mr. Ernest M. Stuart, (SRGP 81205) age 88, of Mansfield RD2, died on Wednesday, January 11, 1978, unexpectedly at his home. Mr. Stuart was born at Mansfield on Sept. 17, 1889, a son of Hart and Mary Shaw Stuart. He was a member of the Mansfield First United Methodist church. A retired farmer, Mr. Stuart also was the Mansfield representative to the Tioga County Republican Committee for several years. He was a member of the Mansfield Businessmen’s Assn. And the Tioga Valley Grange. He was the revenue agent for the former Blossburg State Hospital for several years. A graduate of Mansfield Normal School, Mr. Stuart was a member of Delphic Fraternity.
Surviving besides his wife, the former Hilda Dann, are two daughters, Mrs. Jack (Ernestine) Allen and Mrs. Jack (Mary Jo) Wilcox, both of Mansfield, five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. The funeral was held at the Kuhl Funeral Home, Mansfield. Burial was in Prospect Cemetery. The Rev. David L. Weaver, his pastor, officiated. Those who wish may make memorial donations to the Mansfield Fire Department. - Wellsboro Gazette, 18 January 1978
Miss Josephine Stuart [SRGP 88282 - Prospect Cemetery]
Miss Josephine Stuart, who was the principal teacher in the Mansfield Soldiers’ Orphan School for many years, died at Mansfield last week Sunday afternoon. The funeral was held last Tuesday. (Tuesday, April 1, 1890, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)
MARVIN D. STURDEVANT
Marvin D. Sturdevant, 80, died Wednesday November 7, 10 p.m. at his home in Lambs Creek, following an illness of several years. Mr. Sturdevant’s death occurred eleven days after the death of Mrs. Sturdevant. He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Ferris Sturdevant and was born in Jackson Township May 20, 1954. (it says 1954 in article but should be 1854). When a young man he was married to Miss Ella Henderson, who died October 27, 1934. He spent his entire life in Tioga County, most of the time in Covington and Richmond Townships. He was a member of the Methodist Church and Tioga Valley Grange of Mansfield. Unselfish, genial and friendly, Mr. Sturdevant made hosts of friends, who esteemed him for his true Christian character and upright business dealings. His survivors are nephews and nieces. The funeral was held Saturday at 2:00 p.m. at the home, the Rev. Douglas W. Baylis, of the Mansfield Methodist church, officiating. Interment was in Prospect Cemetery. The pall bearers were James Searles, Ed Fuller, Willard Fralic, Charles Howe, Sharon Davis, and W. B. Smith. (handwritten on article 1932)
SWAN - Nina M. Swan Stone (SRGP 84055) of the Pioneer Trailer Park died Friday, August 15, 1975. The funeral services were held at the Barrett Funeral Home on Sunday. Burial at the convenience of the family. She is survived by husband, Walter Stone; step-son, Harold W. Stone of Horseheads; step-daughter, Mrs. Fred Swank of Elmira Heights; sister, Mrs. Rudy M. Bixby of Mansfield; one niece, Mrs. Clara B. Close of Pine Valley; two nephews, Robert B. Bixby, Sr. of Fayetteville, NC and Clifford W. Bixby of Mansfield; several other great-nieces and great-nephews. She was the daughter of the late Ransom Swan of Mansfield. - Wellsboro Gazette, August 21, 1975
SWAN, RANSOM M. - [SRGP 77636] The funeral of Ransom M. Swan, who died Tuesday, January 8, 1935, was held Thursday at 1:30 p. m. at the home and at 2 p. m. at the Baptist Church. The Rev. D. J. Griffiths officiated. Burial was in Prospect Cemetery with committal service by Mansfield Lodge, 526, IOOF. The bearers were Frank Marvin, Earl Shaw, Elmer Cornwell, R. R. Cruttenden, Fred Jupenlaz and Earl Trask. Honorary bearers, George Schanbacher, John Klesa, Harry B. Taylor, M. V. Grigsby, Mark Youmans and V. A. Whittaker. Mr. Swan was born at Tuscarora, N. Y., Sept. 11, 1859, and came to Mansfield 43 years ago. On July 2, 1884, he married Nettie P. Goodrich, who survives him, together with three daughters, Mrs. Ray D. Clark, of Hartford, Conn.; Nina M. Bishop and Mrs. Franklin W. Bixby, of Mansfield; three great-grandchildren, Marian, Raymond and James Eldon Close, and several nieces and nephews. Submitted by Barbara Conrad
SWARTWOOD - Walter E. Swartwood, [SRGP 38074] aged 34 years, of Mansfield, died Sunday at 1:30 p.m. after a two years’ illness. He was born at Landrus in 1903, son of William E. and Harriet Queal Swartwood. He removed to Mansfield in 1903. He was a graduate of the Mansfield Senior High School, Mansfield Teachers College and Penn State College. For three years he had conducted a cut rate store in Mansfield. On June 15, 1935, he married Miss Eleanor Reese, of Kingston. He was a member of the Mansfield Presbyterian church and Friendship Lodge, F&AM. Mr. Swartwood is survived by his widow, his parents, two sisters, Mrs. Joseph Clemons of Blossburg and Mrs. Lena Hildreth of Binghamton. The funeral was held yesterday at the Mansfield Presbyterian church, Revs. John E. Bouquet and David J. Griffiths officiating; burial in Prospect cemetery at Mansfield. - Wellsboro Agitator, 22 September 1937
E. SWARTWOOD [SRGP 38071]
William E. Swartwood, aged 71 years, of Mansfield, died at 3:15 am, Monday, August 12, at his home. He was born at Mitchell’s Creek Dec. 19, 1868, son of Daniel and Sarah Simerson Swartwood, and had resided all his life in Tioga county. On Feb. 24, 1889, he married Miss Harriet Queal. He had been employed by the State Highway Department for 20 years, retiring about 10 years ago. He was a member of the Mansfield Presbyterian church and of the Masonic Lodge, including Friendship Lodge, Mansfield, Williamsport Consistory, and Shrine, Harrisburg. He is survived by his widow and two daughters, Mrs. Joseph Clemond, of Blossburg, and Mrs. William Bishop, of Binghamton, and by three grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Services will be conducted at 2 pm Wednesday at the home; burial in Prospect Cemetery, with Masonic ceremonies. (Wellsboro Gazette, August 14, 1940.)
Sweet, Miss Alda R.[SRGP 57188] d. Mansfield Feb 6th, age 45, had several bros. and sis. [Mansfield Advertiser 1897 10 & 17 Feb]
SWEET David D.[SRGP 85773]
Wellsboro Agitator – February 17, 1932
Lawrenceville Feb. 15— David Sweet died at the home of his son, Solomon Sweet, on Thursday. Mr. Sweet was 81 years and had lived in Mansfield until a few months ago when he came to live with his son. He is survived by three sons, Wesley Sweet and Rembrandt Sweet, of Penn Yan, N.Y. and Solomon Sweet, of this place, also a daughter, Mrs. Nellie Reep. The funeral will be held in Mansfield Presbyterian Church today at 2 p.m.; burial in Prospect cemetery, Mansfield.
Wellsboro Agitator - February 17, 1932
David D. Sweet, aged 81 years, formerly of Mansfield, died at his home in Lawrenceville, Wednesday night at 11 o'clock, after a short illness of heart trouble and asthma. Mr. Sweet was born in Ithaca, May 1, 1850, son of Salmon and Phebe Dickens Sweet. He married Mary Patterson, who died October 18, 1926. Surviving are three sons, J. Wesley and Rembrandt E. of Penn Yan; one daughter, Mrs. Nellie Reep, of Corning. The funeral was held Saturday in Mansfield; burial in Mansfield.
SWEET - BURTON, ELIZABETH M. SWEET (SRGP 50439)
Miss Eliza M. Burton died Friday, May 19, 1916, at her home in Mansfield. She was born April 29, 1837, at Columbia Cross Roads where she passed her girlhood. In 1853 she was married to Daniel Burton whom she has survived forty years. She was a member of the Methodist Episcopal church of Mansfield and was known to a large circle of friends as a kind friend and helpful worker. She leaves to mourn their loss two sons, Edmund S. And Clark E. With their wives, four grandchildren, Grace, Walter, Lew and Mrs. George Dack, besides two great grandchildren, Gladys and Dorthy Dack.
SWEET - Milton Sweet [SRGP 31698] d. Mansfield Jun 27th 1900, b. Columbia twp., Bradford co. Feb 2nd 1836, m. Nov 26th 1858 Mary Woodhouse; had: Clarence of Elmira and Mrs. Ward Bailey of Richmond twp.; been in Mansfield 10 yrs., came here from Millerton; he was 1 of 9, 6 survive: Mrs. James Benedict, Mansfield; Mrs. J. P. McHenry, Southport; Mrs. Peter Wilkes, New York City; Mrs. Daniel Burton, J. S. Sweet, William Sweet all of Mansfield
SYKES – Mabel Wood, age 100, of Wellsboro RD3, formerly of Mansfield, died April 10, 1980. She was born December 19, 1879, in St. Mary’s, PA, the daughter of Thomas and Mary Witchery Sykes. She was the widow of Gilbert Wood. She is survived by a son, George Taylor of Las Cruces, N.M.; one grandson; two granddaughters; seven great-grandchildren; two step-sons, Earl Wood of Roseville, Joseph Wood of Covington; three step-daughters, Mrs. Lewis [Daisy] Spirawk of Elmira, Mrs. William [Irene] Dassance of Elmira, Mrs. Judson [Eleanor] Heater of N. Evans, NY. Funeral services were held in the Kuhl Funeral Home in Mansfield on Thursday with the Rev. David L Weaver, officiating. Burial in the Prospect Cemetery at Mansfield. – Wellsboro Gazette, April 16, 1980
Wellsboro Gazette, January 3, 1979
Mabel Wood Still Enjoying Good Living at Age 99
Mabel Wood, who at 99 years can’t sit still when she hears “the sound of music.” When the rest of us are dragging Mabel is asking why the music stopped. Mabel was born in St. Mary’s and lived in Renovo. Her father was a broom maker. She was married twice, first to Harry Taylor, a violin player who died of a heart attack and then to Gilbert Wood who was killed in an auto accident. She had a daughter who died at 46 [Mrs. (Ardeen) Faye Beverly Selbig] with cancer and has a son who is 74 years old and still working. He must have inherited some of his mother’s vim and vigor. She worked at the Shaw and Robena Funeral Home in Mansfield and at the Corning Glass Works, Corning, NY. She says she never had any of the children’s diseases, but she almost got bit by a snake while picking berries. She is still very healthy and lived alone until she was 93 years old. Her first love is dancing and she took dancing lessons in Harrisburg. She must have had a very dedicated teacher, for the teacher never had a more devoted pupil. She also likes to sing and read and could cut a pretty fancy “8” on the ice. She is now a resident at Broad Acres Nursing Home and celebrated her birthday there on December 19th.