Mansfield PA and Richmond Township in Tioga County PA
Prospect Cemetery, Mansfield, Tioga County, Pennsylvania
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TANNER - Dorothy T. Paris, 77, [SRGP 82756] of RD3, Mansfield, died Monday, Jan. 8, 1990, at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital. Born June 28, 1912, in Blossburg, she was a daughter of Welland and Elsie Mase Tanner. She was a member of the Church of Christ Disciples in Covington. Before her retirement, she was a housemother at the former Mansfield State College. Preceding her in death was her husband, Virgil Paris, Jan. 25, 1965. Surviving are daughter, Mrs. Margaret McGee, Mansfield; brothers and sister-in-law, George and Rita Tanner, Elmira NY, William Tanner, Wellsboro; and Francis Tanner, Williamsport; sisters, Mrs. Eleanor Jessup, Sarasota, Fla., and Mrs. Pauline Sharp, Covington; three grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Burial was made at the Prospect Cemetery at the convenience of the family. Memorial contributions may be made in her honor to the charity of one’s choice. Arrangements were made by the Scureman Funeral Home, Mansfield. - Wellsboro Gazette, 10 January 1990
TANNER Pauline Elizabeth (Tanner) Sharp [SRGP 82761]
age 94, of Mansfield, PA, died on Tuesday, December 25, 2012 in Broad Acres Health and Rehabilitation Center, Wellsboro, PA. Born on October 26, 1918 in Blossburg, PA, she was the daughter of Welland and Elsie (Mase) Tanner. Prior to her retirement, Pauline was employed as an LPN with Blossburg State Hospital and White Haven Hospital. She was a member of the Covington United Methodist Church for more than 50 years. Pauline was an avid bingo player and enjoyed her neighbors. Pauline is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, Howard and Joan Page of FL, Harold and Patsy Page of Milton, PA; one daughter and son-in-law, Dorothy and Harold Kendrick of Covington, PA; Grandchildren: Stan Kendrick, John Kendrick, Kristine Arnell, Todd Page, Kathleen Paes, Joan Stone, Marty Page, Tim Page, John Page, Raymond Page; three special great grandchildren, Josh Kendrick, Kyle Kendrick, Brett Kendrick and numerous other great grandchildren and one special great great granddaughter Adalyn Kendrick. She was predeceased by a son, Charles R. Page; two sisters, Dorothy Paris, Eleanor Jessup and three brothers, George, William and Francis Tanner. A graveside memorial service will be held for Pauline at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made in her memory to the Covington United Methodist Church, PO Box 134 Covington, PA 16917. Burial will be in Prospect Cemetery, Mansfield, PA. Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., 637 S. Main Street, Mansfield, PA is assisting the family. Star Gazette – December 27, 2012
HARRY A. TAYLOR, 
life resident and prominent business man of Mansfield, Pa. This morning, Jan. 4, 1950. He was a member of St. James Episcopal Church, Mansfield. Survived by wife, Mrs. Louise Farrer Taylor; son, William Farrer Taylor at Bucknell University, Lewisburg, Pa.; two sisters, Mrs. Roy Kendrick of Phoenix, N.Y., and Mrs. Lena Stull of Washington, D.C.; several nieces and nephews the body is at the Shaw & Robena Funeral Home, Mansfield, where friends may call. Funeral Saturday, 2 p.m. at St. James Episcopal Church. The Rev. John Hilton. Prospect Cemetery, Mansfield. –Elmira Star-Gazette 1/4/1950
TAYLOR - Harry A. Taylor,  aged 53 years, a lifelong resident of Mansfield, died Wednesday morning at his home. He was proprietor of the Twain Theater and had been engaged in the hardware business many years. He was a member of St. James Episcopal church, various Masonic orders, American Legion, Lions Club, Mansfield Business Men's Association, president of the Symthe Park Association. He was an organizer of the Mansfield Frozen Food Locker Company of which he was secretary until the time of his death. He was choir director and Vestryman of St. James church for several years and was secretary of the church at the time of his death. He was a son of Harry B. and Fredericka Goldmeyer Taylor and was graduated from Mansfield High School and State Normal School, class of 1917. He was a veteran of World War I. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Louise Farrer Taylor; son, William; two sisters, Mrs. Roy Kendrick of Phoenix, NY, and Mrs. R.T. Stull of Washington, DC. The funeral was held Saturday at St. James Church, Rev. John Hilton officiating; burial in Prospect cemetery, Mansfield. - Wellsboro Agitator, January 11, 1950
TAYLOR – Harry B. Taylor [SRGP 84834], 88, died at the home of his son, Harry A. Taylor in Mansfield Monday afternoon, after a year’s illness. He was born October 12, 1856 at Kennett Square. He came to Mansfield 68 years ago and was in the plumbing business until he retired. Mr. Taylor was a member of the St. James Episcopal Church and an Odd Fellow. Surviving in addition to his son are two daughters, Mrs. R.T. Stull, of Washington, DC and Mrs. F.R. Kendrick, of Phoenix, NY; five grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. – Wellsboro Gazette, March 29, 1945, p.5
TAYLOR - Mrs. Lotta B. Bailey [SRGP 31427]
At Mansfield, December 17, 1880, Lotta B., wife of Clark B. Bailey, in the 25th year of her age. (Tuesday, December 28, 1880, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.) [Prospect Cemetery]
TAYLOR, Roland (SRGP 09859)- Roland Taylor, a farmhand employed by Frank Worden at Sylvania, Bradford County, died the other morning while sitting on the edge of his bed in the act of dressing himself. He complained of not feeling well when he was called to breakfast and Mr. Worden went for a doctor. Upon their return Taylor was found sitting on the bed with his head in his hands dead. -Wellsboro Agitator, December 4, 1901, p.6
TAYLOR, Thomas N.
Thomas Newton Taylor, 20 McInroy St., a retired employee of the Corning Glass Works, died Sunday, May 16, 1965, at the Blossburg State Hospital. He was 73. A World War l veteran, Mr. Taylor was a member of the American Legion. He was born April 12, 1892,in Fallbrook, the son of Thomas and Ellen Davis Taylor. Surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Edna Hall and Mrs. Rex McCann both of Johnson, NY, and a brother, William, Wellsboro, RD 1. Funeral was Wednesday at Johnson and Tussey Funeral Home with burial in Prospect Cemetery, Mansfield. The Rev. Harry Frownfelter officiated.
TEN EYCK – L.G. Ten Eyck [SRGP 86350] – While doing some work near his home at Lambs Creek, L.G. TenEyck, aged 57 years, died of a heart attack Friday, Feb. 4 . Surviving are his widow; brother, Edwin, of Elmira; and five grandchildren who made their home with Mr. & Mrs. L.G. Ten Eyck following the death of a daughter. They are: Gale, Jack, Gerald, Roger and Marlene Calkins. Funeral services were held Monday. Rev. A.M. Lair, former pastor of the First Church of Christ, Elmira, of which the deceased was a member, officiating. Rev. Carl Wheeler, of Covington, assisted; burial in Prospect cemetery at Mansfield. – Wellsboro Agitator, February 9, 1944, p.7
TEN EYCK, Leona [SRGP 09810], – Mrs. Leona Ten Eyck Calkins, aged 27 years, died February 4, at the home of her parents, Mr. & Mrs. L.G. Ten Eyck, at Lambs Creek. She is survived by her husband, John Calkins; four sons, Gale, John Jr., Gerald and Roger; a daughter, Marlene; and her parents. – Wellsboro Agitator, February 12, 1936, p.8
TEUTSCH - Miss Florence B. Teutsch, [SRGP 85612] 45, only daughter of Valentine and Helena Schipbanker Teutsch died April 27 , at her home in Mansfield. She was born March 23, 1891, in Rochester, and came to Mansfield when a year old. She was graduated from Mansfield Normal in 1911 and taught in Cross Keys, NJ; Covington; Groton-on-Hudson, NY; Bethlehem; and Patchogue, NY.
Three years ago she returned to the Mansfield State Teachers College for her B.S. degree, which she received in 1935. She was a member of St. James Episcopal church. Besides her parents she is survived by an uncle, Lawrence Teutsch, of Mexico City, Mexico. The funeral was held Thursday; burial in Mansfield. - Wellsboro Gazette, 7 May 1936
Mr. A. Thetgee Andrew THEETGE [SRGP 85664]
At Mansfield, Pa., October 28, 1884, of pneumonia, Mr. A. Thetgee, in the 51st year of his age. (Tuesday, November 4, 1884, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)
THEETGE - The funeral of Miss Laura Theetge, [SRGP 85666] who died Wednesday at the Packer Hospital at Sayre, after a long illness was held Friday at the home of Mrs. Donald Barden in Mansfield. Rev. Charles N. Ouderkirk officiating; burial in Prospect cemetery. Miss Theetge was employed by the Canandaigua Orphanage for 17 years, and had lived for the past five years with Miss Nettie Shepard and Mrs. Harry W. Lane in Mansfield. She is survived by several cousins. - Wellsboro Agitator, 9 February 1938
THEETGE, Loutie [SRGP 42453] Shepard, Mrs. W. D. (Loutie Theetge) d. Mansfield last Sat. [30 AUG] in 33rd yr., childbirth, left 1 twin sis., Louise, buried Hope Cem., Mansfield [Mansfield Advertiser 1902 3-Sep]
THEODOSIS - Mrs. Sarah Theodosis Adams, [SRGP 82693] aged 92 years, widow of Frank Adams, died July 31 , at her home on Elmira Street, Mansfield. She was a member of the Methodist church. Survivors are, a son, Raymond Adams, of Watsontown; a daughter, Mrs. Lloyd Bullard, of Williamsport; two grandsons, Francis and Theodore, of Watsontown, and four great grandchildren. Services will be held at 3 p.m. Wednesday at the home, Rev. Floyd E. Guiles, pastor of the Methodist church, officiating; burial in Prospect cemetery at Mansfield. - Wellsboro Agitator, 2 August 1944
THOMAS - Grace T. Starkey, 81, of Millerton RR1 died Saturday, Jan. 28, 1995, at Arnot Ogden Medical Center, Elmira, NY. Born Aug. 15, 1913, in Elmira, NY, she was the daughter of George and Lucy Davies Thomas. She was a member of the Millerton United Methodist Church, the Tioga Grange and the Garrett Miller Senior Center in Millerton. Preceding her in death were one brother, Ralph Thomas; and one sister, Mildred Gillette. Surviving are one son and daughter-in-law, Rodney and Patricia Wainwright of Erin, NY; one daughter, Varina Starkey of Millerton; five grandchildren; six great grandchildren; two sisters, Bea Adams of Holmes Beach, Fla., And Helen Carleton of Delmar, NY; several nieces and nephews. Friends called at the Scureman Funeral Home, Mansfield, on Tuesday, Jan. 31. Services were held there Tuesday, Jan. 31, with her pastor, the Rev. Eric Shafer, officiating and assisting was the Rev. Joy Bement. Burial was made at Prospect Cemetery, Mansfield. - Wellsboro Gazette, 1 February 1995
THOMPSON, Ruth Dyer [SRGP 82636]
Mrs. Ruth H Dyer, 70, wife of George E. Dyer of 60 East Elmira Street, Mansfield, died Saturday April 10, 1976, in Arnot Ogden Hospital, Elmira, NY. She was born April 8, 1906, in Knoxville, a daughter of Robert and Mabel Winslow Thompson. Mrs. Dyer was a member of the Port Allegany Episcopal Church. She was also a member of the Mansfield Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star. Surviving besides her husband, are a son, Douglas D. of Mansfield; a sister, Mrs. Dorothy Scheidweller, of Wellsboro; a brother, Robert Thompson of Warren Center, five grandchildren and two great grandchildren. The funeral was held Monday at the Kuhl Funeral Home, Mansfield. Burial was in Prospect Cemetery. The Rev. George E. Booth, pastor of St. James Episcopal Church, officiated.
TOMLINSON - MRS. MARY T. SMITH (SRGP 12055)
Mrs. Mary Tomlinson Smith, 85, formerly of Troy, died Thursday morning, Feb. 28, 1952 at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Otis Robbins, West Hill, Elmira. She is survived by her husband, Dennis V. Smith; five daughters, Mrs. William Fish, Susquehanna, Mrs. Donald Besley, Columbia Cross Roads, Mrs. Rex Garrison, Burlington, Mrs. Cora Gustin, Horseheads, and Mrs. Otis Robbins, at whose home she died; one son Clark Smith, New York City; 14 grandchildren, seven great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Services were held Saturday at 1 p.m. at the Soper & Vickery Funeral Home. Rev. Franklin J. Weaver officiated and interment was in Prospect Cemetery, Mansfield.
TRAUB, Irene F. [SRGP 02584] - Irene F. Wells, 81, of Mansfield, died Thursday, May 15, 1997, at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro. Born Aug. 13, 1915 in Galeton, she was the daughter of David and Lucile Menken Traub. She had been employed at First Citizen's National Bank, Mansfield, and was retired from the former Mansfield State College. She was a member of the First United Methodist church of Mansfield, the United Methodist Women, the Utopian Club, the Garden Club, and the Mansfield Birthday Group. Preceding her in death were her first husband, Eldridge Mudge in 1950 and her second husband I.J. Wells in 1986; a stepdaughter, Lenda Case, and a sister, Lucile Bauman. Surviving are three sons and daughters-in-law, David Mudge of Mansfield, Terry & Jane Mudge of Mansfield, and James & Mary Mudge of Beaver; a daughter and son-in-law, Lucinda & Steve Zientek of Mechanicsburg; a stepson and stepdaughter-in-law, John & Janice Wells of Mansfield; a sister, Lillian Traub of Wellsboro; five grandchildren, six stepgrandchildren; and a stepgreat-grandchild. Calling hours were held Saturday, May 17, at the Gary W. Wilston Funeral Home, Mansfield. Funeral services were held there Sunday with the Rev. David Schultz officiating. Burial was made in the Prospect Cemetery, Mansfield. Memorial donations may be made to the First United Methodist Church of Mansfield, Academy St., Mansfield, PA 16933. - Wellsboro Gazette, May 21, 1997, p.18
TREAT Clara Belle [SRGP 85841]
Mrs. Clara Belle McIntosh, 82, of RD 1, Mansfield, died Tuesday, July 22, 1975 at the Green Home, Wellsboro. Born February 28, 1893 in Knoxville, she was a daughter of Sylvester and Sarah Miller Treat. Mrs. McIntosh formerly served as Covington Township secretary for 28 years and as a school director for Covington Township schools for 32 years. She was a member of the National Grange and a 50-year member of Covington Grange 1016. Mrs. McIntosh was also a member of the Lucy Rebekah Lodge of Covington, of the Twilight Chapter of the Order of Eastern Star, No. 475, Mansfield, and of the Covington Church of Christ, Disciples. Surviving are her husband Fred McIntosh; one daughter, Marian Fenstermacher of RD 1, Mansfield; three grandchildren and four great grandchildren. The funeral was held at 1 pm Friday, July 25, 1975 at the Kuhl Funeral Home, Mansfield with her pastor, The Reverend Archie Cruikshank officiating. Burial was in Prospect Cemetery, Mansfield. An Eastern Star service was held at 9 pm Thursday at the funeral home and a Rebekah Memorial service at 8 pm.
TREAT - Mary T. Davis, age 69, [SRGP 82444] of Mansfield, died on Tuesday, February 20, 1979, at the Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital in Wellsboro. She was born January 4, 1910 in Morris Run, the daughter of Archie and Caroline Myers Treat. She was a member of the Utopian Literary Club of Mansfield and a member of Friends of the Mansfield Public Library. She is survived by her husband, Howard; one daughter, Mrs. Robert (Caroline) Prevette of Horseheads and three grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. at the Kuhl Funeral Home in Mansfield with the Rev. David L. Weaver officiating. Burial will be in Prospect Cemetery at Mansfield. Those wishing may make donations to the Mansfield Public Library. - Wellsboro Gazette, 21 February 1979
TULANE, Annie V Hewitt
Mrs. Annie V Hewitt, 88, formerly of Mansfield died Thursday, January 5, 1961 at the Witt Nursing Home, Nauvoo. She was born August 30, 1872 in Richmond, Va., the daughter of Arthur and Ella Bragg Tulane. Mrs. Hewitt was a member of the Seventh Day Adventist Church in Richmond, and made her home with Rev. and Mrs. Victor L. Zuchowski, while he was a pastor of Seventh Day Adventist Church in Mansfield. Survived by one sister, Mrs. J.M. Taylor, Sandstron, Va., and a niece, Mrs. Victor Zuchowski of Monroeville, Pa. Funeral services were held Sunday at 2 pm at 126 Main St. Funeral Home. Rev. Roland Neal officiated and burial was in Prospect Cemetery, Mansfield.
TUTTLE, Bertha (SRGP 84397) - Mrs. Bertha T. Rogers, 91, of Canton RD2, died Tuesday, April 26, 1977, in the Green Home, Wellsboro. She was the widow of James Rogers. Born Aug. 25, 1885, at Canoe Camp, she was a daughter of William and Anna Thomas Tuttle. She was a member of Ogdensburg Church of Christ. Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Naomi Rundell of Canton, Mrs. Foster (Louise) Zenger of Mainesburg, Mrs. Raymond (Grace) Glover of Boothwyn, and Miss Gwendolyn Holleran of Marysville, a son Hugh of Canton; 16 grandchildren and 24 great-grandchildren. The funeral was held Thursday at the Kuhl Funeral Home, Mansfield. Burial was in Prospect Cemetery, Mansfield. The Rev. Wilma Barker Hoose, pastor of St. John’s United Methodist Church, Grover, officiated.
UPDYKE Grace [SRGP 18697]
CLEVELAND, Mrs. Grace (Updyke) Age 74, of Tioga, formerly of Mansfield, Tuesday, Nov 17, 1964. Survived by husband, Eugene Cleveland; sons, Ross Knapp of Elmira, Robert Knapp of Alpine; 10 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren. Body at Shaw and Robena Funeral Home, Mansfield. Calling hours: today 7 to 9 pm. Funeral there Thursday at 2 pm, the Rev. David Griffiths. Prospect Cemetery, Mansfield.
UPDYKE - Llewellyn F. Updyke [SRGP 18694], aged 71 years, died Thursday at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Walter Wilson, on East Main street in Mansfield. Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at the Methodist church; Rev. D.W. Bayliss, officiating; interment in Prospect cemetery. He is survived by his widow; three daughters, Mrs. Walter Wilson and Mrs. Homer J. Clark of Mansfield and Mrs. Robert Knapp of Elmira, five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. - Wellsboro Agitator, April 1, 1931
UPDIKE, Vernie Clark [SRGP 16274]
Mrs. Vernie Updike Clark, widow of Homer Clark, died Wednesday, Nov. 8, 1950. A lifelong resident of Mansfield, she leaves one daughter, Mrs. Velma Smith of Elmira, NY and Mrs. Grace Cleveland of Mansfield. The funeral was held Saturday, the Rev. Floyd Guiles officiating; burial in Prospect Cemetery.
VAN NESS, BARNEY (SRGP 03817)
Switching in the Erie yards in Blossburg Saturday, an Erie freight locomotive crushed Barney VanNess, about 63, to death. His body was found by a member of the train’s crew. The accident occurred about 7 p.m., near the railroad water tank almost in the center of Blossburg. No one saw the man struck and there was no explanation of how he came to be in the engine’s path. Acting Coroner Joseph Clemons announced that he will conduct an inquire into the fatality Monday, Abner Bunn and Harry Black, both of Elmira, were engineer and conductor of the train, while John Reese, of Blossburg, who went ahead of the engine to throw a switch, found the body. Mr. VanNess was a native of Roseville and had lived in Blossburg for 30 years, being engaged as a painter and decorator. Surviving are his widow; a son Raymond, of Wellsville, N.Y.; two brothers, Manley, of Cherry Flats, and Jay, of Mainesburg; three sisters, Mrs. Louise Conable, Mrs. Glenn McConnell, Mrs. Roy Brace, all of Mansfield and Geraldine and Barbara VanNess, grandchildren. The funeral was held Tuesday afternoon at his late home with the Rev. Owen Barrett, pastor of the Methodist Church officiating. Interment was made in Prospect Cemetery at Mansfield. The pall bearers were: Joseph Clemons, Charles Miller, William Gibson, William Tanner, Phillip Norman and Alexander Hutcheson.
BARNEY V. VAN NESS (SRGP 03817)
Barney V. Van Ness, age 54, eldest son if Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Van Ness, was hit and killed by train October 20. No one saw the accident. His body was found about 7 p.m. by one of the train’s crew. The train was slowly switching and it is though Mr. Van Ness’ foot was caught in between the frog of the track, while trying to cross. His foot was found wedged in between the frog of the track, cut off above the ankle. Mr. Van Ness was a man loved by all who knew him, always ready to do a kind deed for others, very quiet and congenial. The funeral was held at the home in Blossburg, Tuesday, October 23, and was largely attended by friends, neighbors and relatives. Interment was in Prospect Cemetery. He leaves his widow, one son, Raymond Van Ness; three sisters, Mrs. Louise M. Conable, Mrs. Glen Mc Connell, Mrs. Roy J. Brace, all of Mansfield; two brothers, Jay N. Van Ness of Mainesburg, and Manley B. Van Ness of Cherry Flats, who all join in wishing to thank the friends and neighbors for their many acts of kindness and expressions of sympathy following the death of our loved one. (handwritten on article Oct 20 1934)
VanNESS - SEELEY, MRS. BESSIE VanNess (SRGP 03806)
Mansfield—The funeral of Mrs. Bessie VanNess Seeley, 71, was held Friday, (Sept. 7, 1934) at her home on North Main Street, with burial in Prospect Cemetery. Mrs. Seeley died Tuesday at her home. She was a live long resident of Mansfield and Rutland and was an active member of the Methodist Church and the WCTU. She is survived by two sons, Lewis of Rutland and Carl of Cincinnati, and four grandchildren.
MRS. JUDD SEELEY BESSIE VanNess (SRGP 03806)
Mansfield—Mrs. Judd Seeley, 71, died Tuesday (Sept. 4, 1934) at 6 p.m. at her home on North Main Street following an illness of two days. Mrs. Seeley was the daughter of John and Louise Wilson Vanness and was born near Mansfield Mar. 25, 1863. She was a member of the Methodist Church and its affiliated societies and the WCTU. Surviving are two sons, Lewis Seeley of Rutland and Carl of Cincinnati and four grandchildren. The funeral will be held Friday at 2 p.m. at the home on North Main St., the Rev. Orey Crippen of Troy officiating, assisted by the Rev. Douglas W. Baylis of the Methodist Church here. Burial will be in Prospect Cemetery.
BESSIE VAN NESS SEELEY (SRGP 03806)
The community was saddened this morning to learn of the death of Mrs. Bessie Van Ness Seeley, which occurred Tuesday at 6 p.m. at her home on North Main Street. Mrs. Seeley was the daughter of John and Louise Wilson VanNess and was born near Mansfield March 25, 1863. Forty-seven years ago she was united in marriage to Judd Seeley, who diedseveral years ago. Three children were born to them, Vera, deceased; Lewis of Rutland, and Carl of Cincinnati. Mrs. Seeley has always lived in Rutland and Mansfield. She was a faithful member of the Methodist Church and its affiliated societies and her greatest pleasure was in serving her church. She was a member of the W.C.T.U. and took an active part in its various activities. Mrs. Seeley possessed a sympathetic nature and a keen sense of humor that endeared her to all, and in the community where she has spent a long and useful life she will be remembered for her strong Christian character and service to her church, family and friends. Funeral services will be held Friday at 2 p.m. at her late home, the Rev. Orey Crippen, of Tioga officiating, assisted by the Rev. D. W. Baylis of the Methodist Church. Interment will be in Prospect Cemetery. Besides her children she is survived by four grandchildren.
VANNESS –MRS. EDITH MCCONNELL age 83 of the Chemung County Infirmary Saturday, Oct. 23, 1971. Friends are invited to call at the Olthof Funeral Home Sunday and Monday afternoons from 2 to 4 p.m. Funeral services there Tuesday at 11 a.m. with burial in Prospect Cemetery, Mansfield, Pa. Survived by a granddaughter, Mrs. Walter (Betty Jean) Bulson of Pine City; brother, Mr. J. VanNess of Pennsylvania; four great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild. –Elmira Sunday Telegram 10/24/1971
VAN NESS, JOHN N. (SRGP 03783)
John N. VanNess died on Monday afternoon last in Wellsboro. Death was caused by injuries sustained as the result of a horse jumping upon him as he was being taken for an outing in a wheel chair. Mr. VanNess was 87 years old, and is survived by one son, William H. VanNess, of Richmond; two daughters, Mrs. Judson Seeley, of Rutland; Mrs. Manley V. Benson, of Richmond, and two grandsons who reside in Mansfield—Rayburn and Anson Smith. The funeral will be held from the Mansfield M. E. church, of which decedent was a member, on Thursday at 11 o’clock a.m. Burial will be in Prospect cemetery. Mr. VanNess, for many years prior to coming to Richmond a quarter century ago, was a successful farmer in Rutland, and was esteemed highly throughout that community, as he was in Richmond, and in Mansfield where he had many friends. He was kindly, courteous and charitable. His upright life was an example worthy of emulation by persons in all walks of life.VanNESS - Mrs. Louise M. Conable, 61, (SRGP 03820) of El Cerito, Calif., formerly of Elmira and Mansfield, Sunday, Nov. 23, 1947. Survived by daughter, Mrs. Marion Mankidick of El Cerito; sister Mrs. Glen McConnell of Elmira; brothers Jay Van Ness of Mansfield, Manley VanNess of Elmira. Funeral Saturday, 2 p.m. at Mansfield Methodist Church. Prospect Cemetery, Mansfield.
VanNESS Smith, Lucy [SRGP 10126]Lucy's death at
age fifty, just two years after her husband, left the two sons orphans.
Obituary: One of the most deplorable deaths the ADVERTISER, has had to record in a long time is that of Mrs Lucy Van Ness Smith, who diedat 8:30 Sunday morning at her home in Extension street following an illness of about ten days of double pneumonia and pleurisy. Her death. leaves motherless and fatherless two bright little boys, Rayburn and Anson. The husband and father died on August 15,1904, as the result of injuries sustained at a barn-raising some time previous. Mrs Smith moved from her farm in Rutland in Rutland to Mansfield on April 1, last in order that her sons might have the benefit of the superior educational advantages afford'! +~" here She was 50 years old on Tuesday, February 13. For many years she was a devote and con-sistent member of the Methodist Episcopal church, and ever active in all Christian work. In the home she was a devoted wife and a loving , an indulgent mother. Besides her sons, she is survived by her parents Mr and Mrs John Van Ness; three sisters- Mrs Seymors Squires, Mrs Judd Seeley, Miss Susie A. VanNess- and one brother, William Van Ness . John Van Ness who died on Monday morning was a cousin. The funeral was held from the house at l p.m.. Tuesday afternoon and at 2 o’clock from the M.E. church. The Rev. Theron R. Green officiating.
Van NESS, Margaret [SRGP 19309] – Mrs. Margaret Walters died Feb. 3, at her home on Wellsboro Street in Mansfield, aged 90 years. She was born in Rutland Township, on October 3, 1836, daughter of Henry P. VanNess and Katherine Vosburg VanNess, who were among the first settlers in the township. In 1853 she was married to John Walters, who died in 1902. There were born to them five children, Edith [Mrs. Frank Thompson] and Lena, both deceased; Fremont and Katherine [Mrs. I. T. Burleson], at home, and Henry Walters, of Sullivan. All her life had been spent in Mansfield and vicinity. From her girlhood she had been a member of the Methodist church and had served as an officer of the various societies. She was one of the leaders in purchasing the present parsonage and active in raising funds to pay for it. She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. I.T. Burleson, and two sons, Fremont and Henry; one grandchild, Mrs. George A. Retan; and two great grandchildren, Jeanette and Walter Retan. – Wellsboro Agitator, February 16, 1927. P.3
VAN NESS, PETER V. (SRGP 02090)
At 4:15 on Saturday afternoon last, at his long-time home in South Main street, Peter V. VanNess, one of Mansfield’s venerable and most highly respected citizens passed to his reward, in the 89th year of his age. Death was due to a complication of diseases, and was hastened by old age. The funeral was held from the M.E. church on Monday afternoon at 2 o’clock, the pastor, the Rev. A. W. Fenton, officiating. Burial was in Hope cemetery by the side of his wife, who diedeleven years ago in July last. Peter Vosburg VanNess was born near Johnstown, Montgomery county, NY. On August 19, 1820. Through the forests, his parents, Henry and Catherine VanNess, came with their children, and settled in Rutland, on the farm now owned by John N. VanNess, brother to Peter, and occupied by the owner’s son-in-law, Seymour Squires. Peter lived at home until 16 years old, when imbued with a desire to become a pupil of his uncle (couple of lines missing) with the degree of doctor of divinity, he strapped a quantity of provisions on his back, and walked to Johnstown, a distance of 225 miles, and later returned to his home in Rutland by the same means of locomotion. In this there is food for reflection on the part of the boys of today, who think they “have no chance” in the world. Mr. VanNess later became a school teacher, among the schools he taught being the Powers and ainesburg. He was an especially good mathematician, and as a result was often called upon to serve his neighbors as surveyor. Mr. VanNess married Celia Reynolds, daughter of John and Ruby Reynolds, early settlers in Rutland, and neighbors of the VanNess family. Like her husband, Mrs. VanNess had been a teacher. Mr. VanNess’ services as an executor and administrator of estates were in frequent demand. He was county commissioner from 1867 to 1872, inclusive. Among his associates on the board were E. Hart, Job Rexford, M. W. Wetherbee and T. O. Hollis. In 1880 Mr. VanNess was elected associate judge of the Tioga county courts, and served with intelligence and fidelity. The other associate judge at this time was the Rev. Harvey Lamkin, favorably known throughout the length and breadth of Tioga county. Mr. VanNess was an active member and official of the M.E. church before and after coming to Mansfield. He came here in 1872, and became associated with Captain E. R. Backer and John S. Murdough in the development of the Clinton Holden farm, now known as “the flats,” into village property. For many years he was a trustee of the Mansfield Normal School, and was an honorary trustee at the time of his death. Of the children born to Mr. and Mrs. VanNess, who grew to manhood and womanhood, the following survive: George, of Covert; Henry and Matuen, of Mansfield, and Kate E., (Mrs. F. E. VanKeuren) of Troy. One brother, John N. VanNess; one sister, Mrs. John Walters, both of Mansfield; sixteen grandchildren and sixteen great grandchildren, also survive. Mr. VanNess, all through financial reverses which came to him late in life, was the same cheerful, kindly man, whose hospitality was boundless. Honest as the day was long, Mr. VanNess never knowingly did a fellow man a wrong. He was of the world’s best citizenship, and his cheery face and kindly greeting will long be missed by all the people of Mansfield, with whom he was so long and so pleasantly identified. The sun of a truly good man has set. - Gray-Strange scrapbook in Joyce's Museum
BENSON, SUSIE VAN NESS (SRGP 03804)
June 25, 1910, she was united in marriage to Manley Benson. During her life, lived entirely in this vicinity, Mrs. Benson was known only for her beautiful Christian character and her desire to be of help to others. Always courteous and kind to everyone she made friends of all with whom she came in contact and her death takes from the community one of its most highly esteemed citizens. She was a member of the Methodist Church (two lines missing) unstintingly of her time and money in their interests. For several years she has been teacher of the Tabitha Class of the Sunday School and held offices in the various societies of the church. A prayer service was held today at 1:30 p.m., at her late home, the Rev. D. W. Baylis officiating; interment in Prospect Cemetery. Besides her husband, she is survived by one sister, Mrs. Bessie Seeley of Mansfield.
VAN NESS, WILLIAM H.(SRGP 03816)
William VanNess, for many years a prominent farmer of Rutland township, died Monday at 3 p.m., at the Blossburg hospital, where he had been a patient for three weeks. Mr. VanNess was the son of John and Louise Wilson VanNess and was born March 7, 1859, on a farm in Rutland township, where he lived until twenty-five years ago, when he moved to Mansfield. Fifty-four years ago he married Miss Ida Benson and seven children were born to them, Barney VanNess, of Blossburg; Mrs. Ray Kennedy, who died 12 years ago; Mrs. Louise Conable, Mrs. Glenn McConnell and Mrs. Roy Brace of Mansfield; Jay VanNess, of Rutland and Manley VanNess of Cherry Flats. Mrs. VanNess died 14 years ago and six years ago he married Mrs. Cora Austin, who survives him. Funeral services were held this afternoon at 2 p.m., at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Roy Brace, on Sherwood Street, the Rev. D. W. Baylis, pastor of the Methodist Church of which deceased was a member, officiating; interment in Prospect Cemetery. Besides his widow and children, he is survived by two sisters, Mrs. Bessie Seeley and Mrs. Manley Benson, of Mansfield, and several grandchildren. (Hand written date Dec. 14, 1933)
VanNOCKEN, Catherine Francelia -(SRGP 01957) SMITH—Mrs. Lyman SMITH, formerly of Troy, expired last Friday afternoon about one o’clock at her home in Mansfield. Death followed an illness which began about three months ago with a paralytic shock. Mrs. Smith was born on Christmas day, 1853, and all of her life was spent in Tioga and Bradford Counties. She was a member of the Methodist church and much respected. Besides her husband she leaves two children, Merritt W. Smith of Troy and Mrs. Mark PALMER of Mansfield. The funeral was held at her late home on Monday, interment being in Hope Cemetery. TGR 1913 At the obsequies in Mansfield on Monday of Mrs. Lyman SMITH apart from the hearse the entire funeral procession was made up of automobiles, twelve of which followed the remains to the family plot in Hope Cemetery.
Henry H. VanNOCKEN, (SRGP 08114) of Roseville, died Saturday, a week, very suddenly. He was feeling well in the forenoon but was dead in the afternoon. A widow, one son, Moses, of Rutland, four daughters, Mrs. Lyman Smith and Mrs. Ira Smith, of Mansfield; Mrs. Aaron Hall and Mrs. Cora Burton, of Lawrenceville, mourn his loss.
VanNOCKEN - MRS. MARY A. SMITH (SRGP 01955)
Mansfield—Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Ann Smith, 86, were held Nov. 11, 1935, at 2 p.m. at the Methodist Church, the Rev. D. W. Baylis officiating. Burial was in Prospect Cemetery.Casket bearers were Floyd Tomlinson, Lewis M. Goodall, Charles Johnson, Emmett Snover, R. E. Cleveland, Frank Marvin.The daughter of Henry and Ruth Ann Canfield VanNocken, she was born May 30, 1849, at Columbia, Bradford County, Pa. On June 5, 1867, she married Ira Smith of Rutland, and resided in Rutland until about 35 years ago, when the family moved to Mansfield.Mrs. Smith was a member of the Methodist Church. She is survived by two sons, Ralph Smith of Tioga and Lee at home; two daughters Mrs. Homer Hager of Mansfield and Mrs. Ulna Goodall of Harrisburg; nine grandchildren and one sister, Mrs. Leonard Burton of Mansfield.
VanNOCKEN - MRS. MARY ANN SMITH (SRGP 01955)
Mrs. Mary Ann Smith died at her home on South Main Street Saturday, November 9, 1935, at 5:50 a.m. at the age of 86 years. The daughter of Henry and Ruth Ann Canfield VanNocken, she was born May 30, 1849, at Columbia, Bradford County, Pa. June 5, 1867, she was married to Ira Smith, of Rutland, and resided in Rutland until about 35 years ago, when the family moved to Mansfield. Mrs. Smith was a member of the Methodist church, and while for many years she had been unable to take an active part she kept her interest in its work. She was patient and cheerful through the years of invalidism and her Christian fortitude was an example for others to follow. She is survived by two sons and two daughters, Ralph Smith, of Tioga; Lee, at home; Mrs. Homer Hager, of Mansfield, and Mrs. Ulna Goodall, of Harrisburg, nine grandchildren and one sister, Mrs. Leonard Burton, of Mansfield. Funeral services were held Monday at 2 p.m. at the Methodist Church, the Rev. D. W. Baylis officiating. Interment in Prospect Cemetery. Casket bearers were Floyd Tomlinson, Lewis M. Goodall, Charles Johnson, Emmet Snover, R. E. Cleveland, Frank Marvin.
Harvey J. Van Norman diedTuesday afternoon at his home on Normal Place after an illness of several months. He had not been away from his home since last May, and even before that time he had been for a long time subject to spells of illness. He continued active work in the Library, the Masonic Lodge and the Star Theatre in spite of these spells until he was confined to his home.
Justin VAN NORMAN was born in Jasper, N.Y., August 6, 1852, where his
early life was spent. Educated in the public schools of Jasper, Woodhull and
Canisteo, N.Y., he taught four years in the rural schools of New York, and then
took a four-year course in Cornell University, from which he was graduated in
1878. He taught again in the schools of Almond, Rushford and Woodhull, N.Y.,
and then came to Lawrenceville to teach. Here he met Miss Cora Losey, daughter
of the Honorable and Mrs. George T. Losey, to whom he was married in July,
1884. In 1886 he came to Mansfield as teacher in the Normal School, a
position that he held until 1922, when he retired. While in the Normal he
taught English, Grammar, French, Pedagogy, Mathematics and also acted a
custodian of the book-room and librarian. During his thirty-six years with
Mansfield Normal he endeared himself to so many who graduated from here that
every year there are old grads coming back and inquiring about "Prof"
Van Norman. Because of his wide acquaintance among former students he was a
valuable field worker for the school in the days when field workers were sent
out during the summer vacation. He was a member of the Methodist Church and for
years taught a Sunday School Class that was the most popular in town at that
time. He was a Mason and besides holding other offices was secretary of
Friendship Lodge until last December, when his illness compelled him to resign.
There are many who have been made Masons during the past quarter century who
have looked upon him as one of the fixtures of the lodge. He was an Odd Fellow,
a working member who knew the work, and also knew his brothers. In fact, we
would say that in whatever circle Prof Van Norman has been placed he has made
good. He was an educator, a progressive citizen, a Christian, a gentleman, an
Odd Fellow and a Mason, besides being a true husband, father and grandfather.
He is survived by his widow, one son, Karl F., and three grandchildren,
Rosalind, Pauline and Claire. Also a brother E. L. Van Norman, of South
Canisteo, N.Y. and a sister, Mrs. William Kellogg, of Almond, New York. The
funeral will be held from his late home Friday at 2 o’clock, with the Reverend
H. G. Stearns, of the Methodist Church, and the Reverend Robert J. Belt, of the
Episcopal Church, officiating. Interment will be in the Prospect Cemetery with
the Masons in charge. (handwritten on article Jan. 24, 1928)
VAN NORMAN Karl F.
He was a noted quarterback at the college in the early days of that sport and throughout his life had displayed exceptional interest and knowledge of football in Mansfield. He became graduate manager of the Athletic Association of Mansfield State Teachers College and was active in this capacity for many years. He was a member of the St. James Episcopal Church and of the Sons of the American Revolution. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Marian Greener Van Norman, Formerly of Elmira; granddaughter of one of Elmira's pioneer business men, Jacob Greener; three daughters, Mrs. Charles F. Jerabek, Aurora, Illinois, Mrs. Peter Paul Rice, Washington, DC, and Mrs. R. Kelts Dillman of Wellsboro and seven grandchildren. Funeral services were held at the family home Monday at 2:00 pm. The Rev. J. Daniel Stover officiated and burial was in Prospect Cemetery.
Van Norman Karl
Mansfieldian August 1956 page 10 Karl F. Van Norman graduate manager of the of athletics at M. S. T. C., Has been ill for a number of months and is convalescing in his home at 20 College Ave. His association with the college dates from early childhood when his father began his long career as an instructor. Karl was a varsity footballer in the old Normal and since graduation in 1906 has never lost his interest in college athletics. Due to his illness he has resigned from his duties as Community Librarian and at the Twain Theater. His affiliation with show business dates back to 1903, when he was an usher at the old opera house. The Mansfieldian wishes to Karl a speedy recovery and many years as graduate manager.
VARNEY - MRS. CARRIE E. BOYCE (SRGP 29777)
Thursday – June 12, 1958
Mrs. Carrie E. Boyce, 80, of Mansfield, PA died Sunday, June 8, 1958. She was a member of the Mansfield MethodistChurch. Survived by sons, Leonard J. Boyce of Covington, and Ernest A. Boyce of Mansfield; sister,Mrs. Florence Wilcox of Whitneyville; brothers, JohnVarney of Washington, and A. B. Varney of Bradford, PA; three grandchildren and nine great grandchildren. Funeral was Wednesday a 2 p.m., the Rev. Donald Cronkofficiated. Burial in Prospect Cemetery. Submitted by George and Peg Boyce firstname.lastname@example.org
VEDDER, Addie (SRGP 86395) 1872 3 DEC D Ballard, Addie H. d in
Richmond PA 13th Nov, Addie H., wife of M.L. Ballard of Horseheads NY &
youngest dau of R.M. & S.C. Vedder, aged 23 yrs 7 mos 7 das.
Photographer, died 1970 [SRGP 75782]
VEDDER - Mansfield - Bert Martin Vedder, 92, [SRGP 13070] died Thursday morning, March 27, 1947, at his home on Prospect Street. He formerly operated a photography studio here with his daughter, Miss Alice M. Vedder, who survives him. Services will be held at 1:30 o’clock Sunday afternoon from the funeral home, 18 North Main Street, in charge of the Rev. David Griffiths, Baptist pastor. - Gazette & Bulletin [Williamsport, PA] 28 March 1947
VEDDER, Cerene (SRGP 86390) 1894 9 & 16 May D Ballard, Mrs.
Cerene J. Vedder d. Mansfield May 6th, left 1 dau. (Mrs. Myron C., Clara May,
Ripley of Mardin) and 2 sons Fred W. and James A. (see below, May 16th)
1894 16 May D Ballard, Cerene was dau. of Robert M. and Sophronia C. Vedder, b. Truxton, Ny. May 1st 1845, m. 1868 John T. Ballard, her bro. was Bert M. Vedder of Canoe Camp
VEDDER, Jane (SRGP 85770) 1889 28-Aug D Powers, Mrs. William (Jane A.) d. near Mansfield Aug 23rd, widow of Wm. Who was buried Sep 12th 1888 at Mansfield, left 5 sons and 1 dau. – S. J. Powers, Elmira; Vedder W. and N. D. of Mansfield; Orville F., Stony Fork; W. E. of California; Mrs. Bert (Jennie H.) Vedder, Canoe Camp
1888 14-Nov D Vedder, Robert M.(SRGP 75720) d. near Canoe Camp Nov 8th, age 75 yrs., 3 mos., 19 das., b. Truxton, NY., came here 1863, 2 children: Bert M. of Canoe Camp, Mrs. Cerena J. Ballard of Mansfield; apoplexy
Arthur Verrill (SRGP 86674) At Franklin, Delaware county, NY, April 22, 1880, Arthur, infant son of Prof. C. H. and Emma Verrill. (Tuesday, April 27, 1880, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)
1901 4 Sep D Verrill, Prof. Henry Shattuck (SRGP 86673) d. Mammoth Hot Springs, Wyo. "last Thur.", in 27th yr., of typhoid, only surviving son of late Prof. Charles H. Verrill of Mansfield; prob. Buried Mansfield
VICKERS - Mrs. Anna Hayward, (SRGP 18494) 83, died Monday February 28, 1938, at her home on Sullivan Street. Funeral services will be held at the home Thursday at 1:30 p.m, the Rev. Charles Ouderkirk, of the Methodist Episcopal Church officiating. Burial in Prospect Cemetery. MRS. ANNA HAYWARD Mrs. Anna Hayward died February 28th at her home on Sullivan Street following a cerebral hemorrhage. The daughter of Samuel and Margaret Postal Vickers, she was born at Morris Run, Pa., July 10, 1854. A few years later the family purchased land and built a home at Maple Ridge, near Jackson Summit, Pa. In March, 1882, she was married to Orley E. Hayward, who died Feb. 26, 1930. For the past five years she has been confined to her bed by an arthritic condition. Though suffering a great deal of pain she was always patient and cheerful, but has looked forward to the time when God would call her home. Surviving are her daughter, Mrs. Lillian Lent; three sisters, Mrs. Mary Sedinger and Miss Margaret Vickers of Millerton, Pa., R. D., and Mrs. Sarah Love, Canandaigua, N.Y.; four grandchildren and one great-granddaughter; also a number of nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held at the home Thursday at 1:30 p.m. the Rev. Charles Ouderkirk officiating. Burial in Prospect Cemetery. (handwritten on article Feb. 28, 1938)
VICKERS - HAYWARD, MRS. ANNA (SRGP 18494)
Mrs. Anna Hayward, 83, died Monday February 28, 1938, at her home on Sullivan Street. Funeral services will be held at the home Thursday at 1:30 p.m, the Rev. Charles Ouderkirk, of the Methodist Episcopal Church officiating. Burial in Prospect Cemetery.
VINCENT Rebecca [SRGP 83163]
Mrs. [Rebecca] Charles M. McDowell, 71, of Mansfield, died at the Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital late last Wednesday afternoon following an extended illness. She was born, Rebecca Vincent, on February 12, 1883, a daughter of George and Laura Vincent, of Watsontown. She was married to Charles M. McDowell, prominent businessman and Mansfield banker on April 19, 1917 and had spent her entire married life there, where her husband, who survives, built their present home on College avenue the first year of their marriage. A woman of charm and kindly character, Mrs. McDowell endeared herself to a wide circle of friends. She was an active member of the Mansfield Presbyterian Church; the Mansfield Literary Club; the Wellsboro Chapter DAR in whose aims she was deeply interested, cheerfully serving on committees to promote the program of the Society. She was a graduate of Muncy Normal School. Surviving besides her husband are: one daughter, Mrs. Howard Lonergan, and two grandchildren, Michael and Rebecca Mae Lonergan of Morristown, NJ; one sister, Mrs. B. F. Bieber of Santa Anna, California. A brother, the late Dr. L. R. Vincent, practiced medicine in Mansfield for many years. Funeral services were held last Saturday afternoon at the Shaw & Robena Funeral Home in Mansfield with the Rev. John Ross Hays, Presbyterian pastor, officiating. Burial in Prospect Cemetery. - Wellsboro Gazette, 22 July 1954
VINCENT - Dr. Isaac R. Vincent, [SRGP 10689] aged
70 years, of Mansfield, died at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 20 , in the
Blossburg Hospital. Surviving are his widow, Nan Wood McClure Vincent, two
sister, Mrs. B. ? Bieber, of Washington D.C. and Mrs. Charles McDowell, of
Mansfield; and two nieces, Mrs. Garland Lacy, of New York and Mrs. Howard J.
Lonergan, of Chicago. Funeral services were held yesterday, Rev. John Hays,
Presbyterian minister, officiating; burial in Prospect cemetery at Mansfield. -
Wellsboro Agitator, 24 November 1948