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Joyce's Search Tip - January 2008 
Do You Know that you can search just the Obituaries on the site by using the three County Specific Obituary selections in the Partitioned search engine at the bottom of the Current What's New Page? You can narrow your search by including a key word in the cemetery name or a township name in addition to the surname you search. Then select the Find All Words option.
You'll also find obituary and other newspaper clippings using Clippings partition. Additional clippings can be found in the Birth, Marriage, and some other partitions. 
Reading a series of obituaries from a single cemetery, as they are presented here, is like reading the multi-generational history of a community. These people were the local populace at a particular time. The people buried here knew each other, were neighbors, relatives and school mates. They attended church together and engaged in "trade" or business.  All people are listed in alphabetic order by surname at BIRTH. Women identified by a married alias only and  for whom a birth surname can not be identified, are listed on the last page for the cemetery's obituaries.
SRGP ID Added in parentheses by Joyce M .Tice if included in her Sullivan-Rutland Genealogy Project. If you are researching or descended from any of those so designated, it is requested that you share your research with Joycs's SRGP if you have not already done so. That is the price I ask for making this site available. It is your opportunity to share in the cost of creating this site and reward Joyce just a tad for making this enormous body of resource available to you. It is a way to pay your dues in a small way for use of this site. Please reference the SRGP ID and the page you found this on the site, when you write to me. For women listed under a married alias, I have provided her real name, if I know it. 
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 Charles BEARDSLEE (SRGP 08223) died of Pneumonia on March 14, 1903, at his home near Coryland, aged about 24 years. His death was very sudden. He was ill only a couple of days. The deceased was an exemplary young man and leaves a wide circle of friends to mourn his untimely demise. His parents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Beardslee, and two brothers and two sisters also survive him. The funeral was held last Tuesday and the interment was made at Roseville.

BAILEY, MRS. FANNIE BEARDSLEE (SRGP 08168)
    Mrs. Fannie Beardslee Bailey of Mansfield died Saturday, June 28, 1941, at the home of her son, Ray Hall in Mansfield.  She also leaves a grandson, John Hall of Auburn, and a sister, Mrs. Mattie Frost of Jobs Corners.  The funeral was held Tuesday at 4 p.m. EDT, at the Roseville Methodist Church.  The Rev Ford Crippen officiated, assisted by the Rev. O. H. Travis.  Burial was in Watson Cemetery, Roseville.

BEARDSLEE - MRS. MARTHA FROST: (SRGP 08169) Mrs. Martha Frost, 95, of Troy, formerly of Jobs Corners, died Sunday, March 24, 1963. She was the widow of George Frost. She was a member of the Daggett Methodist Church.  Survived by nephews, Ray Hall and Earl Beardslee of Troy and Louis Beardslee of Owego. Funeral was held at Vickery Funeral Home troy, Tuesday at 1. p.m., the Rev. Owen Barrett officiated. Burial was in Roseville Cemetery.
 

BEARDSLEE - SHIRLEY B. SMITH (SRGP 00578)
 Shirley B. Smith, 69, of RD 2, Mansfield, died Saturday, June 15, 1991 at home. She was born June 6, 1922, daughter of Henry and Caroline Beardslee McConnell. She was a long time member of the Elk Run United Methodist Church and presently was a member of the Roseville United Methodist Church and the East Sullivan Grange.  She was formerly employed by the North Penn Health Center. She is survived by her husband of 51 years, Roland J. Smith; sons and daughters-in-law, Jay Harlo and Kathleen of Lititz, PA, Lyman M. and Karen of Ft. Washington, MD and Wendell J. and Jennifer of North Syracuse, NY; daughters and sons-in-law, Clarice A. and Harold Shirk of Lancaster, PA and Rhonda J. and Charles Hamilton of Shiremanstown, PA; brother, Frank Beardslee of Troy, PA; niece, Joan O'Dell of Horseheads, NY. Funeral services were held June 18 at the Scureman Funeral Home in Mansfield with the Rev. Robert Stump officiating and burial to be in Watson Cemetery, Roseville. Donations may be made to the Roseville United Methodist Church of the American Cancer Society. (TGR, Thursday, June 20, 1991)
BEARDSLEE - SHIRLEY B. SMITH (SRGP 00578)
 Shirley B. Smith, 69, wife of Roland J. Smith of RD 2, Mansfield, died Saturday, June 15, 1991 at home, following a lengthy illness. Born June 6, 1922 she was a daughter of Henry and Caroline McConnell Beardslee. She was a long-time member of Elk Run United Methodist Church, but was currently a member of Roseville United Methodist Church. She was a member of East Sullivan Grange. She was formerly employed by North Penn Health Center. She and her husband observed their 51st wedding anniversary recently. Surviving besides her husband, are three sons, J. Harlo Smith of Lititz, Lyman Smith of Fort Washington, Md., and Wendell J. Smith of North Syracuse, NY; two daughters, Clarice A. Shirks of Lancaster, Rhonda J. Hamilton of Shiremanstown; a brother, Frank Beardslee of Troy, and five grandchildren. Friends called Monday, June 17, at the Scureman Funeral Home, Mansfield. The funeral service was held Tuesday, June 18, at the Roseville United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Robert Stump, her pastor, officiating. Burial was in Watson Cemetery, Roseville.

BEIVER - LEILA BENSON EVERETT (SRGP 26921)
 Leila Benson Everett, 81, of RD#2, Mansfield, died Wednesday, Nov. 4, [1987] at the Broad Acres Nursing Home, Wellsboro. Born at Farmington, June 28, 1906, she was the daughter of Claude and Ella Cummings Beiver. She was a member of the Roseville United Methodist Church in Roseville. Surviving are her husband, Byron Everett; two daughters and sons-in-law, Venita and Llewlyn Parker of Liberty and Donna and Roswell Doughty of Mansfield; two stepdaughters and son-in-law, Betty and Bill Mosher of Brisben, NY and Mrs. Anita Keiss of Hialeah, Fla.; a sister, Mrs. Norma Swan of Covington; sisters-in-law, Hazel and Esther Benson of Mansfield; grandchildren and great-grandchildren, Dana, Brenda, and Bobbie Jo Husted, Tom, Karen, Melissa, Becky, Mickey, Lou Ann, and Bruce Doughty, Diane, Kerry, Katie and Kyle VanNote, Sheila and David Langan, and seven stepgrandchildren. Memorial and committal services were held at the Olthof Funeral Home, Elmira, NY, Sunday, Nov. 8. Interment was made in Watson Cemetery, Roseville. The family provided flowers.  Memorial contributions may be made in her name to the Roseville United Methodist Church.

BEIVER - MRS. LEILA BENSON EVERETT (SRGP 26921), age 81, of Mansfield RD 2, died Wednesday, November 4, 1987 in Wellsboro, PA. Friends are invited to attend a Memorial and Committal Service at the Olthof Funeral Home, 1050 Penna. Ave., Sunday at 1:30 pm. Interment Watson Cemetery, Roseville, PA. The family will provide the flowers and would greatly appreciate contributions to the Roseville United Methodist Church in Leila’s memory. She is survived by her husband, Byron Everett; daughters and sons-in-law, Venita and Llewlyn Parker of Liberty, PA, Donna and Roswell Doughty of Mansfield, PA; grandchildren and great-grandchildren, Dana, Brenda, and Bobbie Jo Husted; Tom, Karen, Melissa, Becky, Mickey, Lou Ann, and Bruce Doughty; Diane, Kerry, Katie and Kyle VanNote; Sheila and David Langan; stepdaughter and son-in-law, Betty and Bill Mosher of Brisban, NY and Anita Keiss of Hialeah, FL; 7 step-grandchildren; sister, Mrs. Norma Swan of Covington, PA; sisters-in-law, Hazel and Esther Benson of Mansfield, PA; Leila was the daughter of Claude and Ella Cummings Beiver and was born June 28, 1906 in Farmington, PA.

BELISON Leonila C. "Nida Dandois" (SRGP 78699) Age 64, of Mainesburg, PA, died Sunday, September 4, 2005, at the CARE Home. Leonila was born in the Philippines on April 17, 1941, the daughter of Jesus and Juliana (Corino) Belison. Nida is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Sally and Danny McClure of Mansfield, PA; six grandchildren, Macy, Dustin, Todd, Timothy, Mandy and Brianna. A son, Rich Dandois, preceded her in death in 1994. The family wishes to express a special thank you to Wendel and Rob McClure and the CARE Home. Family and friends are invited to call on Thursday, September 8, 2005, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Crematory & Monuments, PC, 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA. Funeral services will immediately follow viewing at 11 a.m. at the funeral home with the Rev. Howard Woodruff officiating. Burial will be in the Roseville Community Cemetery. [Note from Joyce -Earlier source said Corino was her surname. Not sure if error is in my earlier source or the obituary)

TRUMAN W. BENEDICT (SRGP 10757)
Truman W. Benedict, 68, of Roseville died June 24, 1989, at Arnot Ogden Memorial Hospital, Elmira, N.Y. following a long illness. Born July 30, 1920, in Whitneyville, he was the son of Floyd and Hazel Carpenter Benedict. He was a retired night watchman and custodian for Ralph’s Service Center in Mansfield and World War II veteran of the U. S. Army. Surviving are his wife, the former Marjorie Seeley; a son Donald L. of Mainesburg; a daughter, Mrs. Donna Baker of Roseville; a sister, Mrs. Doris Clark of Mansfield; a brother Byron of Whitneyville; three grandchildren, Scott R. and Christine L. Baker and Kelly L. Benedict; and several nieces and nephews. Services were held Tuesday, June 27, at the Wilston Funeral Home, Mansfield. The Rev. Robert Stump and Ivan Mathewson officiated. Burial was made in Watson Cemetery, Roseville.
 

BENSON, Almira (SRGP 18293)   ROCKWELL, MRS. MYRA 
    Says a Columbia X Roads correspondent:  The sudden death of Mrs. Myra Rockwell came as a great shock to her friends and neighbors.  She was loved by all who knew her, and will be greatly missed in this community.  The funeral was largely attended from her home on Saturday at 11 o’clock, the Rev. Mr. Allen officiating.  Interment was in the Roseville cemetery.

Almira Benson [SRGP 18293]
BENSON - Myra B. Rockwell -wife of H[enry] L Rockwell, aged 60 years, 9 months and 8 days died June 28th (1910) from valvular heart trouble at her home in Columbia Township. Funeral at the home Saturday at 11; Interment in Roseville.

BENSON - ROSE, MRS. ANNA Benson (SRGP 08551)
 Mrs. Anna Rose diedSaturday at 2:45 a.m., at the home of her brother, Manley Benson, with whom she had made her home for several months.  Mrs. Rose was the daughter of Elijah and Nancy Reynolds Benson, and was born in Rutland Township January 3, 1859.  Her life was spent in Rutland, where she was loved for her sincere Christian life and friendly nature.  Always ready to help those in distress, Mrs. Rose will be long remembered for her many acts of kindness to those in need.  She had been a member of the Methodist church of Roseville since childhood and took an active interest in its welfare until her death.  Mrs. Rose is survived by two sons, Herman Rose of Mansfield and Elmer of Elmira, a daughter, Mrs. Susie Updyke, of Rutland; four brothers, Manley Benson of Mansfield, Laverne of Elmira, Archie of Rutland and Elmer of Los Angles, Cal.; one sister, Mrs. La Vinnie Lawrence of Mansfield; seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.  Funeral was held Monday at 2 p.m. her home in Rutland, Dr. Chester A. Feig, of Mansfield, officiating; interment in Watson Cemetery, Roseville.

ANTHONY H. BENSON (SRGP 08835)
     Anthony H. Benson 96, of Mansfield RD 2, died Sunday, March 24, 1963.  Survived by son, Luther of Mansfield RD 2; daughters, Mrs. Mabel Smith of Mansfield RD 3, Miss Hazel and Miss Esther Benson of Mansfield RD 2; two grandchildren; six great grandchildren.  Funeral service was held at Shaw & Robena Funeral Home on Wednesday at 2 p.m., the Rev. Orey Crippen officiated.  Burial was in Watson Cemetery, Roseville.
Archie E. BENSON, 79, (SRGP 08555) of Mansfield, Pa., formerly of Rutland, Pa. and Elmira, Thursday, March 24, 1955. He was a member of the Mansfield Methodist Church and of its official board. Survived by wife, Mrs. Jennie Wilcox Benson; daughters, Mrs. Geraldine Soper of Mansfield and Mrs. Byron Benedict of Crooked Creek, Pa.; brother, Elmer Benson of California; five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Body at Shaw & Robena Funeral Home, Mansfield, where friends may call. Funeral there Sunday at 2 p.m., the Revs. Stanley Robinson and Orey E. Crippen. Watson Cemetery, near Mansfield. Please omit flowers.

ASHFORD W. BENSON (SRGP 05283)
     Ashford W. Benson, 75, of Millerton RD 1, Pa., died Thursday, July 17, 1958.  He was a farmer.  Survived by wife, Mrs. Lucy Benson; sons, O.J. Benson of Lawrenceville, Leland of Williamsport, Raymond, Lewis and Wilbur, all at home; daughters, Miss Florence Benson at home, Mrs. Norman Strock of Millerton; brothers, Emerson of Elmira, George of Troy Homer of Livonia sister, Mrs. Norman Wheeler of Lawrenceville; 19 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren.  Funeral was at the Shaw and Robena Funeral Home Sunday at 2 p.m., the Rev. Orey Crippen officiated.  Burial was in Watson Cemetery, Roseville. 


CHAMBERLAIN, MRS. CHARLOTTE BENSON (SRGP 06408)
 Mrs. Charlotte Chamberlain, an aged lady of Rutland, died on Monday.  She was the mother of Mr. Thomas Chamberlain, of Mainesburg, and six other sons.  She will be buried tomorrow (Thursday.)  (Handwritten date 1904)

BENSON - CHAMBERLAIN, MRS. CHARLOTTE  (SRGP 06408)
    Mrs. Charlotte Chamberlain diedat her home in Rutland, Pa. on Monday, December 4th, 1904, aged 71 years.  She had been in poor health for a long time, and was a very patient sufferer, making an extra effort to bear up under her afflictions with as little murmuring and trouble as possible.  Of her we can confidently say she was a woman possessed of many noble traits of character, a few of which we will make mention.  She was a kind and devoted wife and mother.  Her husband died a number of years ago, leaving her with a family of nine children.   She had since that time kept a home for them.  She was a business woman.  She was a good neighbor, always ready to accommodate and to lend a helping hand.  She was loved and respected by her children, as was fully shown during her sickness.  They ministered to her in every way possible, trying hard to make her last days here on earth as pleasant and agreeable as was possible for human hands to do.   The funeral was held from the home, on Thursday, Dec. 8th, a large concourse of relatives and friends gathering to pay the last tribute of respect to the noble woman.  The Rev. Frederic H. Baker, of Tioga, officiated.  Burial in Evergreen cemetery, Roseville.
 

Colie BENSON, (SRGP 80498) 31 years old, son of Nathan Benson, died last Sunday at the family home in Rutland. Three sisters survive—Mrs. Mark McClure, of Rutland, Mrs. Louis Brown of Coryland and Miss Pearl Benson at home. The funeral was held on Tuesday, with interment at Roseville. (handwritten on article June 14, 1914) (JMT has photo of Colie)

BENSON - Mrs. Edith McClure Redding, (SRGP 18730) 74, of 417 Columbia St., Friday March 2, 1962. She was a member of First Baptist Church, Roseville. Survived by husband, Arthur J. Redding; son Lee W. McClure; daughter Mrs. Gerald Kennedy, both of Roseville; sisters, Mrs. Fritz White of St. Petersburg, Fla., Mrs. Cora Bastian of Roseville, Mrs. Lewis Brown of Troy; eight grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren. Body at McCarthy Funeral Home and will be removed to the family home this afternoon. Funeral there Tuesday at 2 p.m., the Rev. Orey A. Crippen, Roseville, Pa. Cemetery. Pallbearers: Lavere, Richard and Wendel McClure, Ronald Kennedy, Robert Trowbridge, Wayne Straw, all grandsons.

BENSON - Esther H. Benson, 85, formerly of Roseville, died Sunday, Nov. 13, 1994, at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro. Born Jan. 16, 1909, in Roseville, she was the daughter of Anthony and Helen Newbry Benson. She was a former teacher in Roseville area schools. Preceding her in death were two sisters, Mabel Smith, in 1973 and Hazel Benson, in 1992; and one brother, Luther Benson, in 1975. Surviving are two nieces, Donna Doughty of Mansfield and Venita Parker of Liberty. Private services will be held at the Wilston Funeral Home, Mansfield. Burial will be made at Watson Cemetery, Roseville. - Wellsboro Gazette, November 16, 1994

BENSON Florence A. [SRGP 20123]
Age 82, of Millerton, PA, died on Saturday, October 20, 2007, at the Bradford County Manor. She was a resident of the Bakercrest Home For The Elderly for 18 years. Florence was born on July 27, 1925 in Rutland Twp., Tioga Co. She was a daughter of Ashford W. and Lucy B. (McConnell) Benson. She enjoyed spending time at the Mansfield Senior Center. Florence is survived by a brother and sister-in-law, Leland "Lee" and Helen Benson of Montoursville, PA; several nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews; and special friends, Beverly and Barbara. She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers and a sister, Otis, Rosie, Raymond, Lewis, Lester, Wilbur and Gordon. Family and friends are invited to call on Tuesday, October 23, 2007, from 1 to 2 p.m. at the Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Crematory & Monuments, PC, 637 South Main St., Mansfield, PA. A memorial service will be held immediately following the visitation at 2 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be in Roseville Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made in Florence's name to the Mansfield Senior Center, c/o Dawn Vetter, Box 137, Arnot, PA 16911.  Published in the Star-Gazette on 10/22/2007.

BENSON - Obituary of EMMA PERRY.
Emma, wife of Fred Perry, of West Wellsboro Street, died Friday, February 27, at the Blossburg hospital, after a brief illness. The funeral was held Tuesday, March 3, following a prayer service at the home, at the Roseville church. The Rev. Dudley, of the Canoe Camp church, officiated, and burial was in the Roseville cemetery. Mrs. Perry was born in Roseville in 1882. She was highly esteemed by all who knew her, and was exemplary wife and mother. The casket was covered with beautiful flowers, among them a spray of carnations from the Canoe Camp church, of which she was a member. Mrs. Perry is survived by her husband and two daughters, Mrs. Coley Breese, of Mansfield, and Elsie Marie, an infant; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Benson, of Austinville; three brothers Harvey, Harry and William Benson of Austinville; four sisters, Mrs. Vina Phillips, of Austinville, Mrs. John Pratt, of Bradford, Pa., Mrs. Bert Perry, of Stanley, N.Y., and Miss Eliza Benson of Austinville, and one granddaughter, Velma May Breese, of Mansfield.

ESTHER H. BENSON, age 85, formerly of Roseville, PA Sunday, November 13, 1994 at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro, PA.  Private funeral services will be held at the Wilston Funeral Home, 18 N. Main St., Mansfield, PA.  Burial in Watson Cemetery, Roseville, PA.  She is survived by 2 nieces, Donna Doughty of Mansfield, PA & Venita Parker of Liberty, PA.  She was predeceased by 2 sisters, Mabel Smith in 1973 and Hazel Benson in 1992 and a brother, Luther Benson in 1975.  Esther was born January 16, 1909 in Roseville, PA the daughter of Anthony & Helen Newbry Benson.  She was a former teacher in Roseville area schools. –McKay Scrapbook

BENSON - GERALDINE (SOPER) ENGLISH (SRGP 12820)
Age 82, of 111 Davis St., Trucksville, Pa., Tuesday, August 2, 1988 at the Wilkes-Barre General Hospital, Wilkes-Barre, Pa. Friends may call at the Whitneyville United Methodist Church, Friday, 12:30-1:30 p.m. funeral services will be held there at 1:30 p.m. Rev. Sandra Essinger-Hileman officiating. Burial Roseville Cemetery. Family will provide flowers. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Assoc. or the charity of one’s choice. Survived by husband Lee English, a resident of the Broad Acres Nursing Home, Wellsboro, Pa.; daughter and son-in-law Donna and John A. Booth of Trucksville, Pa.; 6 grandchildren; 5 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Donald Soper in January of 1955, and a daughter Marilyn McKenna May of 1987. Mrs. English was born October 26, 1905 in Roseville, Pa. the daughter of Archie and Jennie Wilcox Benson. She was a former employee of Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro, and a member of the Whitneyville United Methodist Church. Arrangements by the Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, Wellsboro, Pa.

BENSON, Harriet
Miss Harriet Benson, 66, of 14 Lake St., died at a local hospital at 6:40 p.m., Monday, June 26, 1939.  Surviving are one brother, George E. Benson of Troy, Pa., two nieces, Mrs. Fred McClure and Miss Esther Benson of Columbia Cross Roads, Pa.; three nephews, Wayne, Lewis and Delos Benson of Troy.  Funeral Wednesday at 2 p.m. EST, in the Soper funeral home, Troy, with the Rev. Orey Crippen officiating.  Burial in Watson Cemetery, Roseville, Pa.

BENSON, Harvey - (SRGP 13309)
    Harvey Benson died on Saturday, December 22, 1906, at the home of his daughter, Mrs. James Van Zile, in Rutland, aged 79 years, 7 months and 8 days.  He was born in Columbia township, May 14, 1827.  A widow and seven children survive.  Two brothers and two sisters preceded Mr. Benson to the better world.  They were:  John and William, of Roseville, and Roxana Benson, of Rutland, and Olive Bailey, of Farmington.  A half-brother, Nelson H. Robbins, of Wellsboro survives.  Mr. Benson was twice married, his first wife being Eliza Marcellus.  To them eight children were born, six of whom are still living.  He was married to his second wife, Emily Seeley, in 1874.  This union was blessed with one daughter, Clara, now Mrs. James Van Zile, of Rutland.  Death was due to creeping paralysis.  Mr. Benson is sincerely mourned by a large number of relatives and friends.  He was a man of kindly, generous disposition, and a desirable and obliging neighbor.  As a farmer he was very successful.  He was a veteran of the civil war, serving three years as a member of Company B, Seventh Regiment, Pennsylvania Cavalry.  He was affiliated with Capt. E. R. Backer post, G. A. R., of Roseville, and Columbia Grange, and was interested in church and Sunday school work.  Twenty-two grandchildren and twenty great-grandchildren survive.  The funeral was held on Monday, December 24, from the Roseville M. E. church, the Methodist and Baptist pastors officiating.  The church had been beautifully decorated by the G. A. R. Comrades of the deceased, who acted as casket bearers.

HAZEL E. BENSON (SRGP 13471)
 Hazel E. Benson, 94, of the Witt-Yoder Personal Care Home in Morris and formerly of Roseville, PA, died at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital in Wellsboro on Thursday, April 9, 1992. She was born July 12, 1897 in Roseville, the daughter of Anthony and Helen Newbry Benson. Surviving is a sister, Esther Benson, Morris; nieces Venita Parker of Liberty and Donna Doughty of Mansfield; several great-nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by brothers, Luther in 1975 and Stanley in 1904 and a sister, Mabel Smith in 1973. At her request no funeral services were held.  Arrangements were by the Wilston Funeral Home in Mansfield and burial was to be in Watson Cemetery in Roseville. (TGR, Thursday, April 16, 1992)

BENSON, Helen M. (SRGP 13801) Mrs. Helen Garrison Thomas, age 83, of 1104 Charles St., Thursday, Sept. 24, 1964. Survived by daughter, Mrs. Velma Garrison, at home; son  Gerald Garrison of Valego, Calif; sister, Mrs. Julia Dodget of Elmira; four grandchildren. Body at Keefe Funeral Home. Calling hours; today 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral there Saturday at 11 a.m., the Rev. Orey Crippen, Roseville Cemetery.


JEROME E. BENSON (SRGP 26922)
     Jerome E. Benson, 66, of Roseville, died January 8, 1962.  He was a member of the Roseville Methodist Church.  Survived by wife, Mrs. Mary Sweely Benson; daughter, Mrs. Sidney Powlinson of RD 2 Mansfield; brother, John Benson of RD 2, Mansfield; 4 grandsons; 3 great-grandaughters.  Funeral service will be held at Shaw and Robena Funeral Home Mansfield, Thursday at 2 p.m., the Rev. Orey Crippen and the Rev. Earl Smtih officiating.  Burial will be in Watson Cemetery.  Mr. Benson was a widely known cattle sales agent.  He was one of the managers of the Wyalusing commission cattle sale, held every Monday, and was associated with Fred Scott in conducting the Troy sale on Wednesdays.

BENSON, MR. JOHN (SRGP 20478)
 Mr. John Benson, aged 76 years, and commonly known as young John, died at the home of his son-in-law, Mr. Rockwell, Tuesday, the 26th ult.  Mr. Benson is the third of our older residents to be taken from among us, all within three weeks.  He will be remembered by many because of his willingness always to help his fellow man to tide over any financial embarassment, often when he could not expect that his kindness would be reciprocated; thus showing he had confidence in his fellows and emphasizing the truth, “It’s more blessed to give than to receive.”   (Handwritten date 1901)

BENSON - John Benson, 79, of Roseville, PA died April 26, 1962 at Troy Community Hospital. He was a member of the Roseville Methodist Church. Survived by wife, Mrs. Nell Sweely Benson of Roseville. Funeral service was held Sunday at 2 PM at the Shaw & Robena Funeral Home, the Rev. Earl Smith and Rev. Orey Crippen officiated. Burial was in Watson Cemetery, Roseville. – Mansfield Advertiser, 2 May 1962, p.4

BENSON - JOHN F. BENSON, 79, of Roseville, PA, died Thursday, April 26, 1962. He was a member of the Roseville Methodist Church. Survived by wife, Mrs. Nell M. Benson; sister-in-law, Mrs. Jerome Benson of Roseville. Body at Shaw & Robena Funeral Home, Mansfield. Calling hours: today 7-9 pm, Saturday 2-4 and 7-9 pm. Funeral there Sunday at 2 pm, the Rev. Earl Smith and the Rev. Orey Crippen; Watson Cemetery, Roseville.
 

JOHN H. BENSON (SRGP 18291)
John H. Benson died at the Blossburg Hospital May 29, 1925; had he lived until June 2, he would have been 79 years old. He was born in Burlington, Bradford County in 1846, the son of John and Narcissa Benson, coming to Tioga County with his parents when a small boy. He helped to clear the land to build their log home near Mill Creek. On December 31, 1868, he was married to Frances S. Jones, moving on the farm where Henry Oldroyd now lives; later going to Mansfield where they loved over thirty years. About four years ago they came to Roseville, where they resided at the time of his death. Mr. Benson was a highly respected man of many sterling qualities, loved by all who knew him and those who knew him best loved him most. He became a devoted member of the M. E. Church while living at Mansfield, always attending services as long as his health permitted. He is survived by his widow and one sister, Mrs. Judson Oldroyd, or Rutland and also several nieces and nephews. He will be greatly missed by a large circle of friends and neighbors. The funeral was held in the M. E. Church at Roseville, Monday, June 1, the Rev. E. J. Rosengrant officiating. The bearers were Henry Oldroyd, Frank Oldroyd, John F. Benson, Jerome Benson, John and Jerome Eighmey all nephews of the deceased. Interment was in Watson Cemetery at Roseville.
LaVern G. BENSON, 65,  (SRGP 08554) of 307 Sylvester P., died Saturday, Sept. 17, 1938, at 10 a.m. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Leafie Kennedy Benson; two daughters, Mrs. Carl Webster and Mrs. Joseph E. Vail, both of Elmira; three brothers Manley Benson of Mansfield, Archie Benson of Roseville, Pa., and Elmer Benson of Los Angeles, Cal., one sister, Mrs. Lavina Lawrence of Mansfield and two grandchildren. Funeral will be held Tuesday at 10 a.m. at the family home. Burial in Watson Cemetery, Roseville, Pa. The Rev. Orey Crippen will officiate.

- Vinnie Lawrence of Mansfield; (SRGP 8550) Lavinia BENSON  five sisters, Mrs. Anna Pratt of Elmira, Mrs. Hattie Fullwood, Mrs. Ella Mattison, Mrs. Edith Bull and Mrs. George Osborne of Mansfield; two brothers Lewis and Hobart Lawrence of Mansfield; eight grandchildren. A prayer service will be held at the home Wednesday at 1 p.m. and the funeral will be held at the Roseville, Pa. Baptist Church at 2:30 p.m. The Rev. L. A. Guiles of Wellsburg will officiate, burial in the Watson Cemetery at Roseville, Pa. (handwritten on article Dec. 30 1933)

LAWRENCE, MRS. LA VINNIE (SRGP 8550) Lavinia BENSON
 Mrs. La Vinnie Lawrence was pleasantly surprised at the home of her daughter, Mrs. George Bull on Sunday, December 4, the occasion being her seventy-sixth birthday.  At one o’clock the guests sat down to a most bountiful dinner, the center piece being three birthday cakes.  “The dining room was prettily decorated in pink and white.  Those present were Mrs. Anna Rose, of Roseville, sister of Mrs. Lawrence; Mr. and Mrs. Roland Pratt and daughter, Evangeline, Mr. and Mrs. Ross Lawrence, of Elmira, Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Lawrence and daughter Louise, of Covington; Mr. and Mrs. Ed Matteson and family, Mr. and Mrs. George Osborn and family, Mr. and Mrs. Hobart Lawrence, Mr. and Mrs. George Bull, Morris Bull, of Mansfield, Mr. and Mrs. P. Fullwood and family, of Scranton.

LESTER D. BENSON (SRGP 11589)
     Lester D. Benson, 38, of Millerton, died Sunday, July 18, 1954, from injuries received in an automobile accident Saturday evening.  He was employed at the Elmira Works of General Electric in Elmira.  Survived by his wife, Mrs. Susie Benson; daughters, Eilene and Joyce, at home; parents Mr. and Mrs. A. W. Benson of Millerton; brothers, O. J. Benson of Mansfield, Raymond, Lewis and Wilbur Benson of Millerton; Gordon of Wellsburg, N.Y. and Leland of Williamsport; sisters, Mrs. Rose Strock and Miss Florence Benson of Millerton.  Funeral services was held today at 2 p.m. at the Roseville Baptist Church, the Rev. Orey Crippen officiated.  Burial was in Watson Cemetery, Roseville.

BENSON, LUTHER C. (SRGP 13470)
 Aged 69, of Roseville, Thursday, March 6, 1975 at Arnot Ogden Hospital.  Friends are invited to call the Kuhl Funeral Home, Mansfield, Sat. 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 pm.  Funeral there Sunday at 2 pm, Rev. Charles Stewart officiating, burial in Watson Cemetery, Roseville, Pa.  Survived by wife, Leila Beiver Benson; daughters, Mrs. Llewlyn (Venita) Parker of Liberty, Pa.,  Mrs. Roswell (Donna) Doughty of Mansfield RD 2; sisters, Miss Hazel Benson and Miss Esther Benson both of Roseville; six grandchildren; one great-granddaughter.  He was a retired farmer and carpenter in the Roseville area.  Born Sept. 5, 1905 in Roseville, the son of Anthony and Helen Newbry Benson.  Family will furnish flowers those who wish may make donations to the American Cancer Society.


BENSON, LYMAN C. (SRGP 08827)
 Lyman C. Benson, one of the pioneer settlers of this region, died at the home of Charles Benson Tursday last, March 7th, aged nearly 92 years.  The funeral was held Sunday at the house, Reverend Orey Crippen, pastor of the Tioga Baptist Church, officiating.  The interment was in the Watson cemetery at Roseville.  Mr. Benson was born near the mouth of Mill Creek, in Tioga township, June 28, 1838, making his age 92 years at his next birthday, had he lived.  His parents were Otis S. And Matilda Jaquish Benson.  Mr. Benson was educated in the common schools of Rutland township during his boyhood days, where he resided with his parents on a farm.  At the age of 24, in 1862, he arranged to enter the War of the Rebellion, but was exempted on account of being the only son old enough to help support the family.  Mr. Benson was married September 25, 1864, to Miss Georgianna Cook, daughter of Hiram and Emma Westbrook Cook.  Six children were born of this marriage, three boys and three girls:  Anthony H. Benson, Rutland, Mrs. Rosetta Stout, Rutland; Charles H. Benson, Mansfield; Mrs. Mary V. Leggett, deceased; Matilda, who died in infancy; Halsey L. Benson, Mansfield.  Mr. Benson spent the first twenty-six years of his life with his parents in and around Rutland, where he secured his education, working for his father during the summer time, and in winter worked away from home in order to get money to spend and buy clothes.
  After marriage Mr. Benson purchased 100 acres of woods on Mill Creek, near the place now called “The Rocks.”  There was a small one room house on this timber tract, and here he began clearing up the land, and making a home.  Mr. Benson, with one hired man, cleared eighteen acres the first year, peeling the bark and hauling it to Tioga and selling it to the tanneries there at that time.  During his life, Mr. Benson, single-handed, chopped and cleared up over one hundred acres of land. He has also owned and paid for during his life, 1550 acres of land.  Up to about two years ago, Mr. Benson owned 719 acres of land.  For the past two years Mr. Benson has resided mostly with his son, Halsey Benson, just outside the boro limits.  His life has been a busy one, and his constitution a most remarkable one.  He continued to work every day until long after the time most men have died.  He was always a man of energy and ambition, made a success of his long and strenuous life.  He had many friends.
 
BENSON - MRS. MABEL L. SMITH (SRGP 13469)
 Mrs. Mabel L. Smith, 79, of Mansfield RD 3, died Monday, July 16, 1973, in the Hash Convalescent Home, Wellsboro.  She was the widow of Ross C. Smith. Mrs. Smith was born March 2, 1894, in Rutland Twp., a daughter of Anthony and Helen Newbry Benson. She was a retired school teacher. Surviving are a stepson, Donald F. Smith, of Horseheads, NY; a brother, Luther Benson, of Mansfield RD 2, and two sisters, Misses Hazel and Esther Benson, both of Mansfield RD 2. A private funeral was held Thursday at Kuhl's, 18 North Main Street, Mansfield.  Burial was in Roseville Cemetery. The Rev. Kermit Clickner, pastor of the Canoe Camp Church of Christ, Disciples, officiated.

BENSON - POWLISON, Marian B.
91, of Roseville, PA, was called home to be with the Lord, January 19, 2009 at Bradford County Manor. She was born June 20, 1917 in Elmira, NY, the only child of Jerome and Mary Sweely Benson. Marian was employed as a beautician and retired from the Warren L. Miller school cafeteria. Marian was a member of the Roseville United Methodist Church. She is survived by four sons and daughters-in-law, Kenneth and Barbara of Mansfield, PA, James and Michele of Millerton, PA, Richard and Brenda of Covington, PA, Arthur of Mansfield, PA; 11 grandchildren, Kim, Cindy, David, Joshua, Vicky, Sarah, Amy, Amber, Darlene, Jennifer and Jason; 15 great-grandchildren, Tyler, Marlena, Noel, Celeste, Kortney, Kasey, Lauren, Kaitlen, Warren, Abigail, Eli, Ethan, Chelsea, Kevin and Tyler. She was predeceased by her husband of 59 years, Sidney, on July 29, 2006; and a granddaughter, Diane. Friends are invited to call at the Gary Wilston Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 130 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA, Thursday, 10-11 a.m. Funeral services will follow there Thursday at 11:00 a.m. with Pastor Christopher Schafer officiating. Burial in Roseville Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Marian's memory may be made to the Roseville United Methodist Church, 4118 Rt. 549, Mansfield, PA 16933.  Published in the Star-Gazette on 1/20/2009
 

BENSON, MARTHA HELEN - (SRGP 18275) OLDROYD, MRS. JUDSON 
 Mrs. Martha Helen Oldroyd, 75, died unexpectedly at the family home in Roseville at 7:30 a.m. Tuesday.  Mrs. Oldroyd is survived by her husband, Judson Oldroyd; four daughters, Mrs. Mary Brewer of Mosherville, Mrs. Myrtle Campbell of Towanda, Mrs. Clara Wells of Millerton and Mrs. Eva Cornell of Sylvania; two sons, Henry and Frank Oldroyd of Roseville.  The funeral will be held in the Methodist Episcopal Church at Roseville Saturday at 2 p.m.  The Rev. Ora Crippen of the Baptist Church will officiate.  Burial will be made in Watson Cemetery at Roseville, Pa.
 LEGGETT, MARY BENSON (SRGP 08837)
 Mrs. Mary Leggett died at her home in Roseville, Sunday, December 10, 1922, after an illness of about a year.  She was a great sufferer, and the end came peacefully at the close of the day.  In the death of Mrs. Leggett our community loses one who was highly esteemed, and one who will be greatly missed, not only in her immediate family, but in the church and Sunday school of which she had long been a faithful member.  Mrs. Leggett was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lyman Benson, of this place, and had lived her entire life in this locality.  She was born March 6, 1873.  She was married to Verne Barden May 24, 1846.  His death occurred in 1900.  On September 17, 1905, she became the wife of Charles Leggett, who with a daughter, Leora, and son Anthony, survive her.  Besides her husband and children, and her aged parents, she leaves to mourn her loss three brothers, Anthony Benson, of Rutland; Charles and Halsey Benson, of Mansfield, and one sister, Mrs. Rosetta Stout, of Rutland.  The funeral will be held from her late home Thursday, December 14, at 2 o’clcok, Rev. Orey Crippen will officiate.  Burial will be in Watson cemetery, Roseville.

Nathan BENSON, 81, (SRGP 18727) died in Rutland, Pa. Saturday, Mar. 5, 1938. He is survived by five daughters Mrs. Cora Bastian, Canton, Pa.; Mrs. Lou H. Brown, Coryland, Pa.; Mrs. Mark McClure, Mrs. Fritz White both of Rutland; Mrs. Roy Burleigh at home. Funeral Tuesday at 1 o’clock at the house and at 2 o’clock at the Roseville, Pa. church. Rev. Orey Crippen, Roseville Cemetery.(Watson Cemetery-JMT)
 

Pearl BENSON (SRGP 18731)
 PEARLE M. WHITE 
Of RD #3 Columbia Cross Roads, Pa. Tuesday, May 2, 1989. Friends may call at the Vickery Funeral Home, Thursday from 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral there Friday at 2 p.m. The Reverends Ivan Mathewson and Robert Stump will officiate. Burial Watson Cemetery, Roseville, Pa. Survived by daughter, Mrs. Fred (Lucile) White Dicampli of RD #3 Columbia Cross Roads, Pa., nieces, Mrs. Verle (Dorothy) Eighmey of Troy, Pa. and Mrs. Ella Burleigh of RD #3 Columbia Cross Roads, Pa.; nephews, Rexford Brown of Wellsboro, Pa. and Corey Brown of RD #3 Columbia Cross Roads, Pa., several great nieces and nephews; several great-great nieces and nephews. She was a member of the Roseville Baptist Church.

RAYMOND BENSON (SRGP 20120)
     Raymond "Bert" Benson, 81, of 2140 Warrensville Road, Montoursville, died Friday, May 6, 1994, at the Valley View Nursing Home, Montoursville.  Born Sept. 29, 1912, in Rutland Township, he was the son of Ashford W. and Lucy McConnell Benson.  He was a lifelong dairy farmer.  Surviving are one brother, Leland W. Benson of Montoursville; two sisters, Rose Strock of Elmira, N.Y., and Florence Benson of Millerton; several nieces and nephews.  Friends called at the Scureman Funeral Home, Mansfield, on Sunday, May 8.  Services were held there Monday, May 9, with the Rev. Douglas Hodge, pastor of the Jackson Summit Baptist Church, officiating.  Burial was made at Watson Cemetery, Roseville.


HAYWARD, MRS. ROSETTE  BENSON (SRGP 08829)
 Mrs. Rosette Hayward, 77, died Tuesday at 8:30 p.m. at the family home in Mansfield, Pa.  Mrs. Hayward is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Theresa Gould at home; a granddaughter, Armine Boyce of Mansfield, Pa.; two brothers, Lyman Benson of Roseville, Pa., and Otis Benson of Millerton, Pa.  The funeral will be held at the Roseville M. E. Church Saturday at 2 p.m., the Rev. H. G. Sterns officiating.

MRS. ROSETTA HAYWARD (SRGP 08829)
Mansfield, Feb. 25—The death of Mrs. Rosetta Hayward occurred at her home on Wilson Avenue Tuesday at 8:30 p.m. Funeral services will be held at the Roseville Methodist Episcopal Church Saturday at 2 p.m., the Rev. H. G. Stearns officiating. Mrs. Hayward had spent nearly all her life in Mansfield and vicinity. She was a faithful member of the Methodist Church. She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Theresa Gould; two brothers, F. E. Benson of Rutland and Otis Benson of Millerton; one granddaughter, Mrs. Reed Boyce, and one great-granddaughter. (handwritten on article – died Feb. 22 1927

BENSON, Rosetta Benson Johns Hayward (SRGP 08829)
END OF HONORABLE CAREER LONG RESIDENT OF RUTLAND
 The community was saddened last week to learn of the death of Mrs. Rosetta Hayward, of this boro, which occurred Tuesday evening, February 22, 1927, at 8:30 o’clock, at her home on Wilson avenue.  She was born in Rutland township on December 27, 1849.  Her parents were Otis and Matilda Benson.  She was married to Sanford Johns, deceased, many years ago. And to this union were born two daughters, Ella, deceased in early children, and Mrs. Theresa Johns Gould, at home.  Her entire life was spent in and about Rutland township and Mansfield boro.  Mrs. Hayward was loved by all who knew her, thru her suffering, her presence full of sunshine and cheer, she will be missed by all who knew her, and to the loved ones at home who have cared for her so lovingly all through the weeks of her illness.  She leaves to mourn her loss, a daughter, Mrs. Theresa Gould, one granddaughter, Mrs. Armina Boyce, and one great grandson; two brothers, Lyman C. Benson, of Roseville, and Otis J. Benson, of Millerton.  We cannot utter words of praise too great in behalf of the departed.  We can truthfully say of her that she was a woman who possessed many noble traits of character.  She was kind and charitable, a faithful wife, a loving and dutiful mother, a good true neighbor.  Her constant aim in life was to live the life of a Christian.  Many can testify to the many acts of kindness she has done for them.  She will be missed by many of us who have learned to love her next to a mother, and may we try to imitate her good example and heed the good advice given by her.  The funeral was held Saturday, February 26, from the M. E. Church in Roseville, though she was long an active and earnest member of the Bailey Creek church.  Rev. H. G. Stearns, of Mansfield, officiated, who chose as his text II Timothy, 4-7.  The floral tributes expressed beautifully the high regard in which Mrs. Hayward was held.  The flowers were without equal, both as to numbers and beauty.  She was tenderly born to the last resting place in Watson cemetery by her nephews, Messrs. Merritt Cook, Minor Cook, Charles Benson, Halsey Benson, Norman Benson, George Benson..

Patiently she bore her suffering,
Thanking God for blessings given;
And we know that she is resting
Where no earthly ties are riven.
Day by day she faded from us,
And all earthly help seemed vain;
So we left it all with Jesus,
For He cares for every pain.

But we would not by our sighing
Bring her back to life and pain;
For we know that in our losing,
It is her eternal gain.


HAYWARD, MRS. R. SOPHINA BENSON (SRGP 08830)
 MRS. R. SOPHIA HAYWARD, WIFE OF CHARLES HAYWARD, PASSES AWAY AFTER A LINGERING ILLNESS OF RHEUMATISM
 This estimable woman diedat the family home in Jobs Corners, Wednesday evening, January 26, 1924.  She was born in Rutland township, Tioga county, December 28, 1846, and was therefore seventy-seven years of age.  Her maiden name was Sophina Benson and she was the second daughter of Otis and Matilda Benson, a highly respected family, late of Rutland township.  Deceased was married to Charles Hayward fifty-three years ago and they have lived very pleasantly together during those many years.  Never strong, she was yet able to make a happy attractive home; to be a devoted wife in whom the heart of her husband safely trusted.  She was a kind and loving mother and always had a pleasant smile and a kind word for everyone.  Her presence brought sunshine and gladness.  Her winning personality gained her a host of friends who had her loyal love and their thoughtful attentions were the solace of her declining years. By her death, earth loses one of its peace-makers and Heaven gains a Child of God.  Mrs. Hayward had been an invalid over twelve years, being tenderly cared for by her beloved husband and daughter; she endured her sufferings with as little murmuring and trouble as possible; she was uniformly cheerful and appreciative of every service rendered her.  She was a woman of excellent character, esteemed in life and mourned in death.  She had long been a consistent member of the M. E. Church and was always kind and true in the various gatherings where she could be found when she was physically able.  Mrs. Hayward’s survivers are her husband, Charles Hayward, one daughter, Weltha Hayward (Mrs. J. M. Frost), of Jobs Corners; one sister and two brothers.  Mrs. Rosetta Hayward, of Mansfield, Lyman Benson, of rutland, and Otis Benson, of Millerton; as well as many other relatives and friends.  Her sister, Mrs. Eleanor Cook, preceded her in death on December 5, 1923.  On Thursday, January 30, in the presence of relatives and friends a prayer service was held at the home at 12 o’clock.  The funeral services were held at the Roseville M. E. church at one o’clock, where a large concourse of people gathered to pay their respect to the noble woman.  Rev. S. Barrett, of Tioga, officiated, taking for his text, Psalm 49:15.  John F. Benson and Mrs. Nellie Watson sang two beautiful selections.  The floral tokens were many and beautiful, showing the esteem in which the deceased was held.  The remains were laid to rest amid flowers and tears in the Roseville Cemetery. The pall-bearers were George Frost, Peter Stout, Merritt Cook, Anthony Benson, George Paris and Martin Lawrence.

A NOBLE WOMAN GONE 
  Mrs. R. Sophina Hayward, Wife of Charles Hayward, Passes Away After a  Lingering Illness of Rheumatism. This estimable woman diedat the  family home in Jobs Corners, Wednesday evening, January 26, 1924. She  was born in Rutland Township, Tioga County, December 28, 1846, and was  therefore seventy-seven years of age. Her maiden name was Sophina Benson  and she was the second daughter of Otis and Matilda Benson, a highly  respected family, late of Rutland Township. Deceased was married to Charles   Hayward fifty-three years ago and they have lived very pleasantly together during those many years. Never strong, she was yet able to make a happy  attractive home; to be a devoted wife in which the heart of her husband safely  trusted. She was a kind and loving mother and always had a pleasant smile and a kind word for everyone. Her presence brought sunshine and gladness.   Her winning personality gained her a host of friends who had her loyal love and their thoughtful attentions were the solace of her declining years. By her death, earth loses on of its peace-makers and Heaven gains a Child of God.   Mrs. Hayward had been an invalid over twelve years, being tenderly cared for by her beloved husband and daughter; she endured her sufferings with as little murmuring and trouble as possible; she was uniformly cheerful and appreciative of every service rendered her.
 She was a woman of excellent  character, esteemed in life and mourned in death. She had long been a consistent member of the M. E. Church and was always kind and true in the various gatherings where she could be found when she was physically able.   Mrs. Hayward’s survivors are her husband, Charles Hayward, one daughter,  Weltha Hayward,(Mrs. J. M. Frost, of Jobs Corners; one sister and two  brothers, Mrs. Rosetta Hayward, of Mansfield, Lyman Benson of Rutland,  and Otis Benson of Millerton; as well as many other relatives and friends. Her  sister, Mrs. Eleanor Cook, preceded her in death on December 5, 1923.

   A precious one from us has gone,
  A voice we loved is stilled;
  A place is vacant in our home
  Which never can be filled.

  God in His wisdom has recalled
  The boon His love has given,
  And although the body slumbers here
  The soul is safe in Heaven.

  On Thursday, January 30, in the presence of relatives and friends, a prayer service was held at the late home at 12 o’clock. The funeral services were held at the Roseville M. E. Church at one o’clock, where a large concourse of people gathered to pay their respect to the noble woman. Rev. S. Barrett, of Tioga, officiated, taking for his text, Psalm 49:15.   John F. Benson and Mrs. Nellie Watson sang two beautiful selections. The  floral tokens were many and beautiful, showing the esteem in which the deceased was held. The remains were laid to rest amid flowers and tears in the Roseville  Cemetery.   The pall-bearers were: George Frost, Peter Stout, Merritt Cook, Anthony  Benson, George Paris and Martin Lawrence.

MRS. CHARLES HAYWARD
A prayer service for the late Mrs. Charles Hayward will be held at the family home at Jobs Corners Wednesday at 12 o’clock. The funeral will be held at the Roseville, Pa., Church at 1 o’clock. The decedent is survived by her husband, Charles Hayward, and a daughter, Mrs. J. M. Frost of Elmira. 


BENSON - MRS. ROSETTA STOUT (SRGP 08836)
Mansfield—Mrs. Rosetta Benson Stout, 81, lifelong resident of Rutland, died Wednesday, May 10, 1950, following an extend illness. Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Alma Copp, a grandson Lester Copp, both of Rutland and a great grandson James of Jersey shore; two brothers Halsey Benson, Mansfield and Anthony Benson, Rutland; several nieces and nephews. Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday at the funeral home, 18 North Main Street. The Rev. Owen Barrett will officiate and burial will be in Watson Cemetery, Rutland. Friends may call at the funeral home.

BENSON, STANLEY NEWBRY (SRGP 08784)
 Stanley Newbry Benson, the only son of Anthony and Helen Newbry Benson, died July 20, 1904, aged 3 years.  His death was very sudden, having been sick but a few days with spinal memingitis.  The funeral services were held at the family home, and were conducted by Rev. Walker, of Daggett, who preached an excellent sermon from the text:  “God shall wipe away all tears.”  Beautiful selections were rendered by Misses Wilcox and Adams and Mrs. Lewis Palmer, and Messrs. Chas. Longwell and J. F. Wilcox.  The bearers were C. Humphrey Blood, Thomas Gillett, Guy Brown, Ernest Argetsinger.  Interment in Evergreen cemetery. (alternative and obsolete name for Watson]

BENSON, Susannah [SRGP 40701]
Susannah Benson, daughter of John and Abbie Benson, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Maryette Judson, Dec. 16, 1903, after a long and painful illness.  Deceased was born in Tioga county July 23, 1827; age 76 years.  She leaves three daughters to mourn her loss; Mrs. Emily Vickers, of Mansfield, Mrs. Rosannah French, of Wells, Pa., and Mrs. Maryette Judson, of  Jobs Corners.  She was attended by Mrs. C. A. Davidson, a Denver nurse, the last few weeks of her illness.  The funeral was held at the Methodist church in Roseville, Dec. 18th, under the supervision of Monroe Miller, after which the remains were laid in Roseville cemetery.  Mansfield and Troy papers please conv.

WILBUR A. BENSON (SRGP 78609)
     Wilbur A. Benson, 73, of the Nursing Facility of the Bath, N.Y. Veterans Administration Center, died there Saturday, March 30, 1991.  Born in Roseville, he was a son of Ashford and Lucy McConnell Benson.  He was a veteran of World War II.  He was a dairy farmer in Tioga County for most of his life.  Surviving are his brothers, Lee Benson of Williamsport, Raymond Benson of Ulster; two sisters, Rosie Strock of Elmira, N.Y., and Florence Benson of Millerton.  Friends were invited to call at the Scureman Funeral Home, Mansfield, on Tuesday, April 2.  The funeral service was held there on April 2, with the Rev. Donald Newkirk, pastor of Lambs Creek Bible Church, officiating.  Burial was made in Watson Cemetery, Roseville.
 

BLAKESLY, Miami (SRGP 13580) Mansfield Advertiser 6 Apr 1887: Mrs Miami Benson died Rutland twp. Mar 29th, age 59, 5 children.

BLIZZARD, Sarah Cornelia (SRGP 79494)  WILCOX, Mrs. Floyd C.
 Mrs. Floyd C. Wilcox died at her home in Roseville recently, aged ..7 years.  Mrs. Wilcox is survived by her husband, two brothers, George S. Blizzard, of Waverly, and Charles W. Blizzard, of Jersey City, N.J.; two sisters, Mrs. Harriet Holly, of Pleasant Hill, Ind.; Mrs. Newton Hungerford, of Waverly; the following children;  John H. Wilcox, Roseville, Pa.; Howand and Asa Wilcox, Mrs. F. W. Lucas and Mrs. Lewis Ameigh, of Elmira, and Mrs. George Redington, of Waverly.  (April 1961) {Age is illegible and the obituary does not give us either her first or last name. Her surname has been determined from the names of her brothers. – "Mrs. F. W. Lucas" is Lizzie Wilcox. We are working to pull this Rutland township family information together.  Thanks, Joyce M. Tice) death certificate No. 1851227 File No. 37967 (28 Feb 2002). This is: Sarah Cornelia Wilcox, female, white, married, b. 17 Nov 1841 age 68 years 6 mos. 2 days, d. 19 Apr 1909.  Birthplace: Orange Co., NY, Occupation: housewife, Name & birthplace of father: Oliver Blizard, [sic?] New York State, Name and birthplace of Mother: Mary Satterly, not known, Informant: Floyd Wilcox.  She died of "mitral regurgitation -- several years" with age a contributary factor.  Filed by O.S. Nye, signed Herbert W. Knight of Rutland, Pa.  Place of burial: Roseville, Date of Burial:  22 Apr 1909, Undertaker, Knapp & Beaman, Troy, Pa.
 

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