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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WADE - OLVER, PEARL WADE [SRGP 85613]
Following graduation she taught until 1926, when in August of that year she was united in marriage to C. Wey Olver, of Chester, Pa. Although of a retiring disposition, Mrs. Olver won many warm friends by her sincere Christian character. She was sympathetic and generous and her many acts of kindness to those less fortunate than herself have lightened the lead of many during the past trying years. She was devoted to her home, and her married life has been a happy one. She was a member of the Chester Baptist Church and its various organizations. Besides her husband, she is survived by her mother, Mrs. Carrie Wade, one brother, Earl C., and two nieces, Charlotte and June Wade, all of mansfield. The funeral was held Sunday at 2:30 p.m. at the home of her mother on Extension Street, the Rev. D.J. Griffiths, of the Baptist Church, officiating; interment in Prospect Cemetery. The pall bearers were William Johnson, of Covington; L. W. Hitchcock, Wallace Lowe, Leon E. Baynes, of Mansfield; Russell Hitchcock, of Endicott, N.Y., and Marion Decker, of Athens.
WALKER - Mrs. Clara Walker Searles [Sarle] , aged 94 years, daughter
of Joseph and Loretta Green Walker, diedat the home of Mr. and Mrs. Henry
McIntosh, (Mrs McIntosh being her grand-daughter) near Mansfield, on Thursday
evening, April 22, of cancer on the liver, with which she had been afflicted
for the past ten weeks. She was born March 6, 1826 in Otsego County, NY,
coming to Tioga County when a young woman, and had spent most of her life on or
near the farm where she died. Mrs Searles was the youngest and last
surviving member of a family of ten children - six brothers, Abram, Archibald,
Peter, Barton, Nelson and Joseph, and three sisters - Polly, Amy and
Esther. She married Henry Searles who died several years ago. to
them were born two children, Charlie and helen, both deceased. Helen was
the mother of Mrs McIntosh. "Aunt Clara" as she was known, was
a kind and loving woman, a friend to all and will be missed by many. She
is gone but not forgotten. The funeral services were held at her late
home near Mansfield, Sunday at 1:30 o'clock; interment in the Mansfield
(Listed in Prospect as Sarle rather than Searles. jmt)
JOSEPH P. WALKER
Joseph P. Walker, aged 86 years, of Richmond, died Jan. 15, of heart disease. He is survived by his sister, Mrs. Sarah Searls, with whom he lived. The funeral was held last week Tuesday afternoon; interment in Prospect cemetery, Mansfield. (The Agitator: Wellsboro, PA, Wednesday, January 26, 1916)
WALKER, Maude L. [SRGP 70428] - Mrs. Maude L. Scott, 86, a resident of Carleton Nursing Home, Wellsboro, and a former Mansfield resident, died Saturday, May 14, 1988, at the nursing home. Born Jan. 5, 1902 in Richmond Township, she was the daughter of Joseph R. & Martha Slingerland Walker. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Mansfield, Rebekah Lodge #291 and Ladies Auxiliary Patriot Militants of Mansfield. She was a former employee of Lovelands Bakery and Wright Shop in Mansfield. Her husband of 51 years, Walter A Scott died in 1982. Surviving are a stepson, Lane T. Scott in Germany; two sisters, Mrs. Esther Kelley of Pine City, NY and Mrs. Kathryn Bradt of Elmira, NY; a sister-in-law, Mrs. Louise T. Walker of Mansfield; two step grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Services were held today, May 18, at 3 p.m. at the Scureman Funeral Home, Mansfield. The Rev. Benjamin E. Nevin, her pastor, officiated. Burial was made in Prospect Cemetery, Mansfield. - Wellsboro Gazette, May 18, 1988, p.34
Mrs. Kate WALTERS Burleson, 82, for many years proprietor of a
Mansfield novelty store, died Sunday evening, Dec. 6, 1936. She married Isaac
T. Burleson in 1898 and lived in Canastota, N.Y., until her removal here 30
years ago. Surviving are a brother, Henry Walters, and a niece, Mrs. George
Retan, both of Mansfield. The funeral will be conducted at the home Tuesday at
2 p.m. by the Rev. D. W. Baylis of the Methodist Church. Burial will be in
KATE WALTERS BURLESON
She was married to Mr. Isaac T. Burleson, of Canastota, N.Y., in September, 1898, residing there until his death, which occurred about 30 years ago. Following Mr. Burleson’s death she returned to Mansfield and together with her sister, Miss Lena A. Walters, conducted for a few years a Ladies’ Furnishing and Novelty Store in the Elliott Block on Wellsboro Street, retiring to care for her invalid mother. Mrs. Burleson endeared herself to all, both young and old, who made her acquaintance. In her the children of the neighborhood found a warm friend, who was never too busy to take an interest in their play. Always a lover of flowers, she took great comfort during the declining years in her work among the flowers in her garden. She was a member of the M. E. church and an honorary member of the Columbian Literary Exchange, taking an active interest in both as long as health permitted Her survivors are a brother, Henry V. Walters and niece, Mrs. George A. Retan. Funeral services were held Tuesday, December 8th at 2 p.m. at her home, the Rev. D. W. Baylis of the Methodist Church officiating. Burial in the family plot in Prospect Cemetery.
In Mrs. Burleson’s passing, another of Mansfield’s noble Christian Woman has
boarded the "White Ship."
"Just once for each the ‘White Ship’ touches port;
Though none behold the sails; nor sound is heard;
Yet while one waits
Friend after friend goes silently aboard
The unseen ship and onward sails toward home."
WALKER - Sherman, Stella E. [SRGP 82606]
Stella E. Sherman, 89, of Mansfield, died Wednesday, December 7, 1966 at the Witt Nursing Home in Morris Township. Funeral was held from the Shaw and Robena Funeral Home, Mansfield, Saturday, December 10th, the Rev. Harry Sagar officiating. Burial was in Prospect Cemetery, Mansfield. Survived by sons, Clifford Sherman of Blanchard, Pa., Harland of Mansfield, and Reed Sherman of Wellsboro, 9 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren. She was a member of the First Methodist Church of Mansfield.
WALKER, Warren [SRGP 78252] d. Thurs. at Mansfield age 59 yrs., 3 mos., native of area, left several ch., Civil War Vet. [Mansfield Advertiser 1903 4-Feb]
WALTERS, Edith [SRGP 86168]
MRS. EDITH W. RETAN
Word has been received here of the death on Tuesday, July 17, 1973 of Mrs. Edith W. Retan, 84, who died at Doctor's General Hospital, Plantation, Florida. Mrs. Retan was the widow of Dr. George A. Retan and was formerly of Mansfield where Dr. Retan was Principal of the Campus Elementary school for many years. She is survived by a son, G. Walter Retan of New York City and one daughter, Mrs. Jeannette Jarecke of Plantation, Fla; five grandchildren. Funeral service and cremation were in Florida. A memorial service will be held at the Kuhl Funeral Home in Mansfield on Saturday, July 28 at 10:00 am. Rev. Edward Trask will officiate.
WALTERS, Fremont [SRGP 19311] - Mansfield Man Fatally Injured Near Clearwater, Florida
Fremont Walters, aged about 75 years, of Mansfield, died at 9:15 o’clock Thursday night as the result of injuries suffered in an automobile accident near Clearwater, Florida. With his sister, Mrs. Kate Burleson, he had spent the winter in Florida and was on his way home when the accident occurred. A niece, Mrs. George Retan, and Mr. Retan, with L.B. Shaw, of Mansfield, left Friday for Florida. Mr. Walters’ surviving relatives include his sister and a brother, Henry Walters, of Mansfield. – Wellsboro Agitator, April 1, 1931, p.1
WALTERS, John [SRGP 19307] d. last Sat., Mansfield, heart ailment, b. Montgomery Co., N.Y. 11 Sep. 1825, been here since 1850, m. 1853 Margaret Van Ness, dau. Of Henry V., had: Kate (Mrs. Burlison) of Syracuse, Henry of Richmond Twp., C. Fremont & Lena at home. Buried Hope Cem., Mansfield [Mansfield Advertiser 1902 19-Feb]
WALTERS, Kate [SRGP 19312] – Mrs. Kate Walters Burleson, aged 82 years, for many years proprietor of a Mansfield novelty store, died Sunday evening, Dec. 6, of pneumonia. She married Isaac T. Burleson in 1898 and lived in Canastota, NY, until her removal to Mansfield 30 years ago. Surviving are a brother, Henry Walters, and a niece, Mrs. George Retan, both of Mansfield. The funeral was held yesterday. Rev. D.W. Baylis, of the Methodist church, officiating; burial in Prospect cemetery at Mansfield. – Wellsboro Agitator, December 9, 1936, p.7
WALTERS, Lena [SRGP 19313] – Miss Lena Walters, a respected resident of Mansfield, died at the home of her mother in that borough on Feb. 5. Death was due to an abscess of the kidney. Miss Walters was fifty-one years old and is survived by her mother, Mrs. Margaret Walters; one sister, Mrs. Kate Burleson; and two brothers, Fremont and Henry. – Wellsboro Agitator, February 16, 1916, p.2
ALFRED H. WARTERS (SRGP 18478)
Alfred H. Warters, 97, of Mansfield, died Sunday, April 25, 1976, in Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro. He was one of Mansfield's oldest citizens. He was born in Lambs Creek on July 8, 1878, a son of Henry and Lydia Gould Warters. Mr. Warters was a member of the Lambs Creek Bible Church. An employe at the Municipal Water Co. for 45 years, he retired after 17 years as superintendent. He served as a Richmond Twp. justice of the peace for 26 years. Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Marguerite Hitchcock, Mrs. Glenn (Gladys) Scott and Mrs. Richard (Beatrice) Frank, with whom he resided, all of Mansfield, and Mrs. Smauel (Bertha) Kerr, of Endicott, NY; a sister, Mrs. Katherine TenEyck, of Elmira, NY, nine grandchildren, 33 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren. The funeral was at 1 pm Wednesday at the Kuhl Funeral Home, Mansfield. Burial was in Prospect Cemetery, Mansfield. The Rev. Wendell Hauber, his pastor, officiated.
WARTERS - Miss Anna Genevieve Warters, (SRGP 82610) age 81 of Gillett, Pa., died Wednesday, November 19, 1980 at the Troy Community Hospital. She was born October 12, 1899 in Mansfield, the daughter of William Smith and Lucy Nittrour Warters. She was a member of the Gillett Baptist Church and a member of its Berean Fellowship Class. She was a member of the Mansfield WCTM; a graduate of Mansfield State College.
She taught school for 39 years, the last 22 years in the Brainard School in Mr. Holly, NJ. She is survived by two sisters, Mrs. Stuart (Viola) Miller of Elmira, NY, Mrs. John (Florence) Jones of Mansfield RD1, one sister-in-law, Mrs. Lois Warters of Mansfield; three nieces, Mrs. Eleanor Rifley of Mansfield RD1, Mrs. Jervis (Marie) Boughton of Gillett RD1, Mrs. Leon (Sarah) Hall of Gillett RD2; 4 nephews, William L. Miller of Elmira RD1, James Warters of Akron, Ohio, Darwin G. Miller of Jonesboro, Ga., David Jones of Hamilton, Al.; several grandnieces and nephews. Funeral services were held at the Kuhl Funeral Home in Mansfield on Saturday with the Rev. John Valiant Jr., her pastor officiating. Burial was in the Prospect Cemetery at Mansfield. - Wellsboro Gazette, 26 November 1980
Clarence Warters, whose tragic death was mentioned in last week’s ADVERTISER, was next to the youngest son of Henry Warters, who has been the operator at the Lambs Creek pump station of the Mansfield Water Company since it was established. Clarence’s mother, Mrs. Lydia Warters, died six years ago. Besides his father, decedent is survived by the following brothers and sisters: Alfred Warters, Lambs Creek; George Warters, Corning, n.Y.; Mark Warters, at home; Bertha Warters, a student in Mansfield Normal School, and Mrs. Edward TenEyck, Lambs Creek. Clarence was a faithful member of the student body of the Lambs Creek school – a boy with a record which tells its own story. For the past four years he won the county superintendent’s diploma for perfect attendance, and this, togethere with the marks recorded of work done in his regular school course, show what a boy can do who is aas faithful as Clarence proved to be. He attended school every day during the present school year until the holiday vacation, and took a very active part in the Christmas exercises. On Tuesday, January 3, he opned with a pin a small boil on his nose. Blood poisoning developed immediately, and he died on the following Friday night. The funeral was held on Monday, January 9, from the Lambs Creek church, and was largely attended. The Rev. A. W. Fenton, of Mansfield, officiated. Burial was in Hope cemetery, Mansfield. Mrs. Warters is deeply appreciative of the kindness shown him and the sympathy extended. (handwritten date of 16 January 1911 on obituary)
WARTERS - Edward A. Warters, [SRGP 74950] 83, a life-long resident of Mansfield, died Friday Sept. 17 . Survivors include a son, Harry, of Corning, two brothers, William of Mansfield, and Bert of Elmira; four grandchildren; six great grandchildren and one great great-grandchild. Funeral services were held Monday; burial in Prospect cemetery, at Mansfield. - Wellsboro Agitator, 22 September 1948
WARTERS - Edward Augustus Warters[SRGP 89659]
39, of Mansfield, died January 27, 1957 following an extended illness. He was a member of the Seventh Day Adventist Church, Mansfield. Surviving are his parents, Mr. & Mrs. Harry Warters of Mansfield; three sisters, Mrs. Louise Warters of Big Flats, NY; Mrs. Leah Crooks of Corning, NY and Mrs. Geraldine VanEtten of Mansfield. Elder Victor L. Zuchowski conducted the services at the home, Tuesday. Burial was in Prospect Cemetery, Mansfield. - Wellsboro Agitator, 7 February 1957
WARTERS - EVALYN C. SMITH
Evalyn Charlton Smith, 88, of Mansfield and Pinellas Park, Fla., died Sunday, Dec. 31, 2000, at the Manor Care Leader Drive in Williamsport. Born Nov. 12, 1912, in Newport News, Va., she was the daughter of Herbert Warters and Evalyn Charlton Warters. She was employed by the former Rural Electric Company of Mansfield and the former First National Bank of Mansfield. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Mansfield, Eastern Star and the Elizabeth Rebecca Lodge, and the DLS Club, all of the Mansfield area. Preceding her in death was her husband, Lee James Smith, on Jan. 3, 1996. They would have celebrated their 57th anniversary in May 2000. Also preceding her in death was one sister, Kathryn Charlton, formerly of Elmira, N.Y. Surviving are one son and daughter-in-law, David Charlton and Robbin Smith of Williamsport; one sister, Mary Lois Strunk of Tunkhannock; four grandchildren, Amy E. Consentino of Hatsboro, Jennifer E. Bomboy of Williamsport, Jerry A. Smith of Hoboken, N.J., and Matthew D. Smith of Williamsport; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held Wednesday, Jan. 3, at the Scureman Funeral Home, Mansfield. Burial was made at Prospect Cemetery, Mansfield.
WARTERS - Mrs. Harriet E. Warters Willard died at the home of her niece, Mrs. Mary C. Willard in Wellsboro, May 15 . She was the daughter of Stephen and Lucinda Lent Warters, and is survived by two nieces, Mrs. N. A. Willard of Elmira, Mrs. Mary C. Willard, and several great nieces, nephews and cousins. A prayer service was held at the home of Mrs. Mary C. Willard and the funeral was conducted by Rev. John Wesley Babcock of Little Marsh, at the M. E. church in Mansfield; burial in Prospect cemetery at Mansfield. Mrs. Willard was born in Richmond in 1852 and spent most of her life in the vicinity of Mansfield. She was married to Charles E. Willard of Charleston Nov. 8, 1884. Mr. Willard died March 1, 1922. - Wellsboro Gazette, 31 May 1934
WARTERS - Henry S. Warters [SRGP 18476], aged 84 years, died at the home of his son, Alfred Warters at Lamb's Creek, Saturday at 10 a.m. He is survived by five children, Alfred and Mrs. Franklin Alden, of Lamb's Creek; George of Endicott, and Mrs. Edward Ten Eyck and Mark of Elmira; three sisters, 17 grandchildren and five great grandchildren. The funeral was held Monday, Rev. Mr. Baker of Covington officiating; burial in Prospect cemetery, at Mansfield. - Wellsboro Agitator, December 23, 1931, p.10
WARTERS, Lee [Name on Tombstone is Herbert
Warters SRGP 79975]
Lee Warters, 65, of Mansfield, died Monday April 18, 1955, in a Mansfield restaurant. Death was due to a heart attack. He is survived by his mother, Mrs. Allie Tuttle, Westfield; a son, Arthur of Tonawanda, NY; three daughters, Mrs. David Strunk, Elmira, NY, Mrs. Lee Smith, Mansfield, and Miss Katherine Charleston, Elmira, and two grandsons, David Smith, Mansfield and David Strunk, Elmira. Services were held Thursday at the funeral home, 18 North Main Street, with the Rev. John Ross Hays, pastor of the Mansfield Presbyterian Church, officiating. Burial was in Prospect Cemetery (Joyce the restaurant was Ernie’s restaurant. I was working there at the time. He called me down to around where he sat at the counter, as I did he fell towards me. I eased him on the floor and ran for the doctor. Norma)
WARTERS - MRS. MARY WARTERS FULLER [SRGP 86458]
Mrs. Mary Warters Fuller died at her home at Canoe Camp last Tuesday afternoon, after an illness of several weeks. She was born in 1855. In 1874 she was married to George L. Fuller, who died a few years ago. Five children were born to them: Emory, deceased; Edward N., of Lambs Creek; Samuel, of Canoe Camp; Mrs. Evelyn Gile and Lena Fuller of Elmira. Besides her children she is survived by several grandchildren, and the following brothers and sisters; Henry, Alonzo, Reuben and Willard Warters, of Lambs Creek; Stephen Warters, of Salamanca; Alvy Warters, of Cooper's Plains; Elmer Warters, of Hornell; Sherman Warters, of Richmond township; Mrs. Clara Maynard, of Newark, NY; Mrs. Amelia Smith, of Richmond township; Mrs. Louise Bennett, of Wellsboro. Funeral services were held Friday. Rev. Harold G. Stearns, officiating; interment in Prospect cemetery at Mansfield. (The Agitator: Wellsboro, PA, Wednesday, March 28, 1928)
WARTERS, REUBEN W. (SRGP 67462)
Mr. Reuben W. Warters, aged 76 years, son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Warters, diedTuesday, June 29, 1937, of pneumonia after an illness of 10 days. Mr. Warters, a true Christian man, a loving husband and father, was loved by all who knew him. Mr. Warters entire life has been spent in Lambs Creek, where he has been a successful farmer. He leaves to mourn his going his wife, Mrs. Lena Warters, his daughter, Miss Mae Warters, at home, an adopted daughter, Mrs. Otis Barnes, and an adopted son, Vern Warters, also five brothers, Willard of Mansfield; Steve, of Kinzua; Elmer of Canisteo; Alvin of Cooper’s Plains and Sherman, of Mansfield; also two sisters, Mrs. Amelia Smith, of Mansfield, and Mrs. Clara Maynard, of Newark, N.Y., and several nieces and nephews. The funeral services were held Friday at 11 o’clock at the home in Lambs Creek, the Rev. Harold Kenrick, pastor of the Lambs Creek church, and the Rev. Kenneth Baker, of Ulysses, officiating. Interment in Prospect Cemetery, Mansfield
WARTERS, Sarah (SRGP 81603) - Mrs. Sarah Louisa Day, aged 72, wife of Nelson Day, died at her home on Upper Lambscreek on Feb. 17 . Her death was caused by a complication of diseases. Mrs. Day was the daughter of Stephen and Mary Warters, who came from England. She was born July 20, 1837, at Peekskill, NY, and was married forty-eight years ago to Nelson Day, of Lambscreek. She was the mother of six children, four of whom are living. Besides her husband the deceased is survived by two sons and two daughters - Stephen A. Day and Ulysses S. Day, Mrs. Nettie Mattison and Mrs. Susie Cruttenden, all of Richmond township. She also leaves two brothers and four sisters - Mr. Stephen Warters of Mansfield; Mr. Thomas Warters of Bath, NY; Mrs. Susan Ayres of Mansfield; Mrs. Mary Anna Clark of Corning, NY; Mrs. Eliza Kimball of Fife Lake, Mich.; and Mrs. Eva Rich of Akron, Ohio. Mrs. Day had suffered greatly and for the past eight years she had been helpless. Through all her illness she bore her suffering with patience and never complained, always having a cheery word for all with whom she came in contact. The funeral was held at her late home on Feb. 20, Rev. A.W. Fenton officiating; burial in Hope Cemetery, Mansfield. - Wellsboro Agitator, February 23, 1910
THOMAS A. WARTERS, 85, [SRGP 13815] long proprietor of a Bath blacksmith and wagon shop, died early Monday, Sept. 21. 1936. He was born in Mansfield, Pa. and had lived here more than 30 years. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Ida Walker Warters; a daughter, Mrs. Lulu Carpenter of Crooked Creek, Pa.; and two nieces, Mrs. Frank Baker of Wellsboro, Pa. and Mrs. Benjamin Carpenter of Pine City. The funeral will be held Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. with burial in Mansfield. Rest missing. (Buried Prospect Cemetery) –Elmira Star-Gazette 9/21/1936
WARTERS – Vivien Naomi Warters [SRGP 54096]
SSN – 086-32-1615; last residence 33908 Fort Myers, Lee County, FL; b. 7 Aug 1894; d. 15 Dec 1993; SSN issued NY [1957-1958]
WARTERS W. Willard
W. Willard Warters, 92, of Mansfield, died Saturday, August 6, 1955, in Elmira. He was a retired farmer and spent nearly all of his life in Mansfield and vicinity. He was a member of the Methodist Church. Survived by daughters, Miss Vivien Warters of Ithaca and Mrs. Roy Precit of Elmira; son, Gordon Warters of Elmira; sister, Mrs. Clara Maynard of Palmyra; grandsons, Lowell Warters and Richard Precit; granddaughters, Mrs. Harry Hoyt, Miss Wanda Warters and Mrs. William Rothwell, all of Elmira. Funeral was held Tuesday at 2 pm at the Shaw & Robena Funeral Home, the Rev. David J. Griffiths officiating. Burial was in Prospect Cemetery.
WARTERS, William (SRGP 86359) - Mr. William Warters, aged 73, died at his home in Mansfield on July 28th. He enlisted in Co. C, 7th Pa. Cavalry, in 1861 and was honorably discharged from service on August 28, 1865. Funeral services were held on July 30th, Rev. W.J. Gregory officiating, the services at the grave being conducted by the GAR. Burial in Hope cemetery. - Wellsboro Agitator, August 9, 1905
WILLIAM S. WARTERS (SRGP 58987)
William S. Warters, 89, of 28 College Place, Mansfield, died Saturday, July 4, 1959. He was a retired farmer and member of the Seven Day Adventist Church. Survived by daughters, Miss Genevieve Warters of Mount Holly, NJ, where he spent his winters; Mrs. Stuart Mitler of Elmira and Mrs. John Jones of Cherry Flats; son, Walter A. Warters of Mansfield; sister, Mrs. Mildred Smith Samuels of Weyburn, Mass.; 7 grandchildren; 10 great grandchildren. Funeral services were held Wednesday at 2 pm at the Shaw & Robena Funeral Home. Burial in Prospect Cemetery. The Elder Elbert Cobb officiated.
WATERS - ANNA MAE WATERS CROSSLEY [SRGP 82516] of RD 2, Box 40-C, Mansfield, PA 16933, died Monday, January 8, 1990 at the Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro, PA, after a very long illness. A Funeral Service will be held at the Scureman Funeral Home, 130 S. Main St., Mansfield, Thursday at 11 am, with the Rev. Thomas Thomas, pastor of the First United Presbyterian Church, Mansfield, PA, officiating. Burial will be in the Prospect Cemetery, Mansfield, PA. Survived by son, William Crossley, with whom she resided; daughter, Mrs. John Harrington of Rochester, NY; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was born in Morris Run, PA, a daughter of William and Katherine Stull Waters. Predeceased by her husband, Robert H. Crossley in October of 1951. She was a charter member of the OES of Mansfield and had been a charter member of the DAR. She was a Registered Nurse from the School of Nursing at the Arnot Ogden Memorial Hospital, Elmira, NY. Flowers will be furnished by her son.
WATKINS - Furman Watkins, [SRGP 77687] aged 66 years, of Mansfield, RD 2, was found dead in bed early Friday, March 21 , “likely from and undernourished condition and pneumonia,” Justice of the Peace W. D. Bradway, acting Coroner, believes. Mr. Watkins resided with his wife 2½ miles east of Mansfield on the Elmira Road in a home heated only by a small oil stove. Mrs. Watkins told authorities her husband felt cold and she covered him with more bed clothes early Friday and not until later in the morning did she discover he was dead. She notified a passerby at noon, who called the Shaw Funeral Home, Deputy Sheriffs Walter Webster and Arthur Locke, of Wellsboro, and State Police Cpl. O. J. Finster investigated. He is survived by his widow; a brother, O. S. Watkins of Mansfield; a sister, Mrs. Orson Lent of Woodhull, NY; and several nieces and nephews. The funeral was held Monday; burial in Prospect cemetery. - Wellsboro Agitator, 26 March 1947
WATKINS, Myrtle Nares [SRGP 86141]
Mrs. Charles Nares, 53, of Mansfield, died unexpectedly Monday, June 21, 1965 at her home. Death was attributed to a stroke. Mrs. Nares was a member of the Mansfield Methodist Church. She was born in Blossburg the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Travis Watkins. Surviving besides her husband are a sister, Mrs. Naomi Stahlnecker; three sons, Richard of Moravia, NY; Pvt. Jack, stationed at Fort Lee, Va.; Donald of Rochester; two daughters Sylvia and Bonita, both at home; four brothers, Harold and Louis Watkins, both of Elmira; Arthur Watkins of Blossburg; Kenneth Watkins of Wellsboro; five other sisters, Mrs. Frances Jackson, Hornell, NY; Mrs. Marian Schultz, Santa Ana, Cal.; Mrs. Betty Phillips, Mrs. Charlotte Robinson and Mrs. June Draxler, all of Elmira, and three grandchildren.
Baptist Church. - Wellsboro Agitator, September 10, 1889 Prospect
WATSON - Arthur Watson, [SRGP 10146] of Richmond township, died Oct. 7, after an extended illness, aged 66 years. He is survived by one sister, Fannie, of Atlantic City, and one brother, E. A. Watson, at home. The funeral was held Oct. 9. Dean Belknap of the Mansfield Normal School officiated; burial in Prospect cemetery, Mansfield. [Wellsboro Agitator 19 OCT 1921]
WATSON - Enos Watson [SRGP 10147] = Prospect Cemetery
WATSON - Helen McConnell [SRGP 05264] = Oakwood Cemetery
Brother and Sister Die Two Hours Apart
Mrs. Helen McConnell [SRGP 05264], 83, of Mansfield, and her brother, Enos Watson [SRGP 10147], 71, of Richmond, died Thursday within two hours of each other. A double funeral service by Rev. D.J. Griffiths and Rev. D.W. Baylis, of Mansfield, was held in the Baptist church of Mansfield Sunday. Mrs. McConnell died at 1:10 a.m. Thursday. Her brother, Mr. Watson, died exactly two hours later. Mrs. McConnell and Mr. Watson were children of Mr. & Mrs. Russell Watson and natives of Richmond. Mrs. McConnell remained in Richmond until about 30 years ago when she removed to Mansfield. In addition to a sister, Miss Fanny Watson of Richmond, Mrs. McConnell is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Ervin Wilson at whose home she died and Miss Minnie McConnell, of Elmira Heights; three sons, Herbert of Penn Yan, Charles of Mansfield and Lee of St. Petersburg, Florida. Mr. Watson leaves a son, Russell of Richmond, and a grandson. - Wellsboro Gazette, April 12, 1934
Fannie WATSON [SRGP 10148]
Miss Fannie Watson, 82, of Mansfield died Saturday, Sept. 11, 1954. A native of Mansfield, she was the daughter of Russell R. and Sarepia Page Watson. She was a retired school teacher, having spent most of her career in New York and New Jersey. Among her survivors is a great nephew, Donald Watson serving in Korea. Services were held Wednesday at the funeral home, 18 North Main Street, Mansfield, with the Rev. Davis Griffith of the Mansfield Baptist Church officiating. Burial was in Prospect Cemetery, Mansfield.
Russell Wheeler WATSON, 33, (SRGP 66085) died Monday, Oct. 26, 1937, at his home in Richmond Township, Pa., after a weeks illness of pneumonia. The son of Enos and Mary Wheeler Watson, he was born May 12, 1903, on the farm where he spent his life. In 1929 he married Miss Eloise Hager who with a son, Donald, survives. He was a member of the Baptist Church and Tioga Valley Grange. Besides his widow and son he is survived by an aunt, Miss Fannie Watson, of Mansfield, and an uncle George Wheeler, of Corning. Funeral services will be conducted at the home Thursday at 2 p.m. by the Rev. David J. Griffiths of the Baptist Church. Burial will be in Prospect Cemetery.
WEBB, Neida (SRGP 86623) - Mrs. Neida Pequignot, 83, of Troy, a
native of Morris died Wednesday, February 6, 1980, in Wellsboro. She was the widow
of Alfred Pequignot. Born August 4, 1896, she was the daughter of Truman and
Emma Burson Webb. Mrs. Pequignot was a member of Highway Tabernacle Church. She
was treasurer of its Sunday School and was a teacher for many years. Surviving
are a son, Richard S. Cole, of Wellsboro RD2; a stepson, William Pequignot, of
Randolph, NY; a stepdaughter, Mrs. William [Althea] Jessup, of Wellsboro and
two grandchildren. The funeral was held Saturday at the Kuhl Funeral Home.
Burial was in Prospect Cemetery. The Rev. Kenneth Meyer, her pastor,
officiated. - Wellsboro Gazette, February 13, 1980
CLINTON M. WEBSTER (SRGP 02869)
Surviving are his wife, the former Margaret Megie; one daughter, Mrs. Aaron Smith, of Mainesburg; son, Donald Webster, of Mansfield RD; sister, Mrs. Cora Chamberlain, of Mansfield Star Route; 14 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren. Services were held on Saturday at 2 pm at the Shaw and Robena Funeral home, 18 North Main Street, Mansfield. The Rev. David Griffiths officiated. Burial was in Prospect Cemetery.
WEBSTER, Delphine – Mrs. Henry [Delphine] Cruttenden [SRGP 70778], of Upper Lambs Creek, died on Wednesday, July 29th . The funeral was held on Saturday, Rev. F.W. Reynolds, of Mansfield, officiating. The remains were taken to Mansfield for interment, accompanied by a large number of friends. Mrs. Cruttenden was an estimable woman and will be greatly missed by all who knew her. – Wellsboro Agitator, August 5, 1896, p.3
WEBSTER, Elizabeth Delphine [SRGP 70778] Mrs. Henry Cruttenden d. Upper Lambs Creek "last Wed.", age 47, nee Webster from Hills Creek, 2 sons and 1 dau. Louise. [Mansfield Advertiser 1896 05 AUG]
WEBSTER , Gilbert (Gil) [SRGP 83166]
Gilbert (Gil) Webster, 76, of Lambs Creek, died Wednesday, April 7, 1954. Mr. Webster was a lifelong resident and farmer in Richmond Township. He is survived by two sons, Leon at home and Howard, Oneonta, NY; two daughters, Miss Edith Webster at home, and Mrs. Jules Holland of Gelanca, NJ. Services were held at the funeral home, 18 North Main Street, Mansfield, at 2 pm, Saturday. The Rev. David Griffith officiating. Burial was in Prospect Cemetery, Mansfield.
WEBSTER - Hazel Webster Holland, age 92, [SRGP 83135] of Burlington, NJ, formerly of Mansfield, died on Saturday, July 26, 1986. She was the widow of the late Jules Holland who predeceased her in 1950. She was a retired school teacher on Beverly, NJ. She is survived by dear friends, Mr. & Mrs. Michael LaCourte of Burlington, NJ, Mrs. Ann Parks of Hedding, NJ, Mrs. Doretta Chambers of Delanco, NJ and numerous other close friends. Graveside funeral services will be held Wednesday (today) at 12 noon at Prospect Cemetery, Mansfield. - Wellsboro Gazette, 30 July 1986
HOWARD R. WEBSTER [SRGP 83169]
Howard R. Webster, 72, died Nov. 8, 1957 at the Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro. He was a son of the late Gilbert and Allen Webster of Lambs Creek. He was employed by the D&H Railroad for 33 years, retiring Dec. 1, 1956. During this period of employment he made his home in Oneonta, NY. Survived by brother, Leon Webster; sisters, Edith Webster of Lambs Creek and Hazel (Mrs. Jules) Holland, Arlington, NJ. Funeral services was held at the Shaw and Robena Funeral Home on Tuesday at 1:00 pm with the Rev. Donald J. Griffiths officiating. Burial was in Prospect Cemetery, Mansfield.
E. WEBSTER, Ph.D. (SRGP 13375)
WEBSTER - Mrs Tryphena K. Bradway (SRGP 09343) was born on July 6, 1836, and died on December 19, 1912. Her father Allen Webster , came from Massachusetts and her mother from Connecticut, in the pioneer days of Pennsylvania. They settled on a farm in Sullivan, Tioga county, where she was born. Her parents were married April 28, 1828. There were four brothers and one sister, all of whom have died. On April 29,1852, her father married Laura Tinkham, to whom were born three children, Rhoda C-, Orso A., and Bert. Mrs Bradway was a charter member of the State Road Baptist church, and later united with the First Baptist church of Mansfield. Last October she suffered a stroke of apoplexy which caused paralysis in her right side. The sickness lingered in spells and on December 18 she grew suddenly worse and continued so until the end came. The funeral took place on Saturday, December 21. The service was held at the home of her Eon, W.D. Bradway, in North Academy street, where a large number of relatives and friends were gathered. The Rev. Frank E. Eden, pastor of the First Baptist church, officiated assisted by the Rev. R. Dewitt Stanley, pastor of the M.E. church, and a neighbor.
WELCH, Della L. Jones, (SRGP 66311) age 69, Sunday, February 25, 1990, peacefully in her sleep at the Meader Nursing Home, Gillett, PA, formerly of 99 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA. Friends may call at the Scuremand Funeral Home, 130 S. Main St., Mansfield, Tuesday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 pm. Funeral there Wednesday at 1pm with the Rev. Benjamin E. Nevin officiating. Burial at Prospect Cemetery, Mansfield, PA Survived by daughter and son-in-law, Carol Lee and Arnold C. Brion of Mansfield; sons and daughters-in-laws, Robert E. and Barbara Jones of Rochester, NY, Richard A. and Debra Jones of Yuma, AZ; 9 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren; brother, George Welch of Lakeworth, FL; sister, Mrs. Helen Whitman of Clayton, NY; sister-in-law Esther, ABC, of Mansfield. Predeceased by her husband Alfred E. Jones on July 3, 1966. She was born in April 11, 1920 in Falls, PA, daughter of Cecil and Gertrude Rogers Welch. She was a member of the first Baptist Church of Mansfield and she had been employed at the Mansfield Frozen Food Locker and the A & P Store in Mansfield until their closing.
WELCH - Eunice L. Welch, 61, [SRGP 52426] of Lindley, NY, died Saturday, July 27, 1996, at the Corning, NY hospital. Born June 5, 1935, in Tioga County, she was the daughter of Claude and Edna Cleveland Welch. Surviving are her fiancé, William Perry of Lindley; two sons and daughters-in-law, Robert William Sr. and Connie Marble of Wellsboro, and Richard Earl St. and Priscilla Marble of Mansfield; two daughters and sons-in-law, Barbara and Paul Blowers of West Virginia, Debra and Charles Brown of Westfield; 10 grandchildren; two brothers, Howard Welch of Florida and Duane Welch of Campbell, NY; and a sister, Wanda Johnson of Spokane, Wash. Calling hours were held Wednesday afternoon, July 31, at the Scureman Funeral Home, Mansfield. Funeral services were held there immediately following the calling hours. The Rev. Richard Krueger officiated. Private burial will be made at the Prospect Cemetery, Mansfield. - Wellsboro Gazette, 31 July 1996
WELCH - Mansfield Man walked in Front of Vehicle Wednesday Night
Verne Welch, [SRGP 03616] aged 52 years, of Mansfield, RD, was instantly killed when he was struck by a truck as he walked across the highway at Canoe Camp, at 6:20 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 9 . He apparently did not see the truck coming because he walked directly in front of the approaching vehicle which was driven by Clarence Harvey, of Mansfield, RD, and owned by his father, Isaac Harvey, of Canoe Camp. Mr. Welch was employed as a section hand by the Erie Railroad and was evidently coming from work when the accident occurred. Dr. D. W. Crittenden, of Mansfield, who was summoned to the scene, said that instant death probably resulted. Dr. Harry Williams, Tioga County Coroner, said that no inquest would be held. State Policemen Frank Howard and Russell Knowles investigated. Survivors include two daughters, Wanda and Eunice, and two sons, Duane and Howard, all of Mansfield, RD. The funeral was held Friday Rev. David J. Griffiths officiating; burial in Prospect cemetery at Mansfield. - Wellsboro Agitator, 16 February 1944 - [Tombstone is actually in Mainesburg Cemetery]
Eddie WELLS [SRGP 55838]
In Richmond, Pa., January 17, 1878, of diphtheria, Eddie, oldest son of John and Sarah Wells, aged 7 years and 15 days. (Tuesday, January 29, 1878, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.) [Prospect Cemetery]
WELLS, Emma [SRGP 08281] - Mrs. Emma W. Shaw died April 26 , in
Mansfield. She was 78 years of age, being born November 7, 1841, She is
survived by four daughters and two sons; also two sisters. Her children are:
Mrs. Belle Garrison of Elmira; Mrs. Blanche Lewis of Elmira; Mrs. Nellie
Johnson of Redwing, Minn.; Mrs. L.W. Obourn of Mansfield; Wells Shaw of Johnson
City, NY; and William Shaw of New York City. the funeral was held Wednesday at
two o'clock; interment in Prospect cemetery; Rev. Glenn A. Baldwin officiating.
- Wellsboro Agitator, May 5, 1920, p.2
INGUTE (STUB) J. WELLS (SRGP 02641)
WELLS - John E. Wells, [SRGP 46877] aged 83 years, died at his home near Mansfield; burial in Prospect cemetery at Mansfield. Mr. Wells was the son of Edward and Jane Kenyon Wells and was born at Lawrenceville, January 13, 1850. February 6, 1870, he married Sarah Lucas. Six children were born to them: Verne of Elmira; Samuel of Mansfield; and Edson, Eddie, Vinnie and Nelson, deceased. Mr. Wells was a member of the Disciple church and Tioga Valley Grange, and for twenty years had been connected with the State Highway Department. He had spent practically all of his life in Richmond township, residing for some time at Canoe Camp. Besides his two sons, he is survived by an adopted daughter, Mrs. Ethel Warters, of Lindley; a sister Mrs. M. D. Studevant, of Lambs Creek, and four grandchildren. - Wellsboro Agitator, 22 February 1933
WELLS John W. Wells
age 74, of Mansfield, PA, died on Sunday, January 13, 2013 in Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, PA. Born on September 18, 1938 in Mansfield, PA, he was the son of Ingute J. and Pearl (Hitchcock) Wells. John was married to Janice L. (Hughes) Wells. Prior to his retirement, John was self-employed with Wells Auto Sales. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Mansfield, the Loyal Order of the Moose in Canton, the Wheel Inn and a life member of the Mansfield Hose Company. John served in the National Guard. John is survived by his wife, Janice; two sons and daughters-in-law, Jonathon Scott "String" and Sharon Wells of Tioga, PA, Todd Leon and Melissa Wells of Dushore, PA; one daughter and son-in-law, Cheryl Ann and Joseph LeBlanc of Covington, PA; two grandchildren, Sean and his wife, Tara Wells and Kody Wells; two great grandchildren, Aubrey and Ashlyn Wells and a sister-in-law and brother-in-law, William and Betty Cuneo of Mansfield, PA. John was predeceased by a sister, Lenda Case. Family and friends are invited to attend calling hours for John on Wednesday, January 16, 2013 from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM at Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., 637 South Main Street, Mansfield, PA. A private graveside service will be held for the family at the Prospect Cemetery, North Main Street, Mansfield, PA. Memorial contributions may be made in John's memory to the Mansfield Hose Company, 381 S. Main Street, Mansfield, PA 16933. Star Gazette – January 15, 2013
Leon WELLS [SRGP 55840]
In Richmond township, of diphtheria, Leon, son of John and Sarah Wells, aged 2 years and 5 months. (Tuesday, February 12, 1878, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)
WELLS SAMUEL D. - Samuel D. Wells, 57, died unexpectedly of heart ailment Saturday., April 20, 1946, at his home on the Susquenhanna Trail. A son of Jon and Sarah Lucas Wells, he was born at Mansfield March 24, 1889, and spent his life in this vicinity. He married Miss Lena McConnell, who, with two sons, Ingute and Francis, survives him. Mr. Wells was active in civic, fraternal and religious affairs of the community. He was a caretaker for the State Highway Department for several years and vice president of the Mansfield Borough School Board, a member of Tioga Valley Grange. The Church of Christ at Canoe Camp and Mansfield Lodge of Odd Fellows. Besides his wife and sons, Mr. Wells is survived by three grandchildren; a brother Verne Wells of Elmira and a sister, Mrs. Ethel Warters, of Savona, NY., several nieces and nephews. The body was removed from the Shaw Funeral Home Sunday afternoon to the family home on the Susquehanna Trail, where funeral services were held Thursday at 2 pm., the Rev. Clifton E. Dawson, pastor of the Church of Christ at Canoe Camp, officiating. Burial was in Prospect Cemetery
WENTWORTH - Mrs. Clara Wentworth Allen, [SRGP 83279] wife of Fred M. Allen, died in Troy, NY, November 25 . Besides her husband, she is survived by one son, Richard W. Allen, of Troy, NY, and two daughters, Mrs. Jean Goodwin and Elizabeth Allen, of New York; also a sister, Mrs. W.H. Collins, of Montclair, NJ, and a brother, Richard B. Wentworth, of Wichita, Kan. The funeral was held Wednesday afternoon from the rooms of Mr. & Mrs. Fred L. Ely in Mansfield, Rev. F.P. Simmons officiating; burial in Mansfield. - Wellsboro Agitator, December 5, 1923
WESTBROOK, James T. [SRGP 86356] d. Williamsport last Sunday, bu'd at Mansfield yesterday, age 46, sciatica. Left 4 children & bro. Benjamin [Mansfield Advertiser 1891 22-Apr]
WESTBROOK Roy [SRGP 86355]
Wellsboro Agitator – May 17, 1905
Roy Westbrook, a 15 year old son of Mrs. James Bockus, of Knoxville, died on Wednesday at the Williamsport hospital, while undergoing a surgical operation for the removal of a growth on his left cheek bone. He had previously undergone several similar operations. Funeral services were held at Knoxville on Friday afternoon at 3 o'clock, Rev. Mr. Mulhollen officiating. Burial in Mansfield on Saturday.
WESTBROOK [Thyrza] [SRGP 86358] child of James d. Saturday [Mansfield Advertiser 1883 11-Apr]
WETMORE, Welthy [SRGP 81660] - In
Memoriam - Mrs. Welthy Wetmore Brundage, who died in Wellsboro, December 29,
1893, was the oldest daughter of Lyman and Deborah Wetmore, and was the second
of a family of twelve children, two of whom died in infancy. Six brothers and
three sisters survive. The oldest, Edwin, lives in Blossburg, being in his 73d
year. The youngest, Philip, 52 years of age, lives near Millerton, PA. Three
brothers, Seth, John and Almon, live in Wellsboro and Lewis in Kansas. Of the
sisters, Mrs. Nathan Lester lives in Charleston, Mrs. Hannah Fox in Kansas and
Mrs. Jane W. Haynes in Oil City. Mrs. Brundage was born on the old Wetmore farm
about two miles east and in sight of Wellsboro, October 23d, 1822. She was
educated in the common schools of Tioga county and at the Coudersport Academy.
She was a woman of fine intellect, a ready writer of both prose and poetry, and
she taught school for several years before her marriage. Among her scholars
were many who are now prominent citizens and some of National reputation. We
may mention Hon. M.F. Elliott, Hon. William A. Stone, Dr. M.L. Bacon, the Coolidge
boys and many others. She was married to Mr. Robert K. Brundage in 1850. He
husband died in Mansfield in 1884. Mrs. Brundage did not remain in Mansfield
more than two years after his death, but came to Wellsboro to reside near her
brothers and kindred. She was of a gentle and retiring disposition, abounding
in works of many and charity. It can truly be said of her that her left hand
did not know what her right had bestowed, and she was, as far as mortals can
judge, a true Christian woman. The funeral was held at the Universalist church
in Mansfield on Sunday, December 31st. Rev. Emma Dailey, her loved pastor,
officiating. Her funeral was attended by many old neighbors and friends who
will long remember her many good qualities in life. - Wellsboro Agitator,
January 10, 1894