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Tri-Counties Genealogy & History by Joyce M. Tice
Watson Cemetery, Rutland Township, Tioga County PA
Obituaries

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Bradford County PA

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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.

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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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Watson Cemetery Listing

 

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SMITH - Niles, Mrs. Anna R. ( Smith) 
95 of Mansfield RD2 died Monday, Jan. 4, 1971, in Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro. She was born in Gray Valley, Sullivan Twp, January 27, 1876, the daughter of George and Millie Wilson Smith. Mrs. Niles was a member of the Mansfield Grange for 65 years. She was also a member of the Roseville Rebekah Lodge. She was a member of the Roseville Methodist Church. Surviving are three grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, and  11 great-great-grandchildren. The funeral was at Shaw and Robena’s, Mansfield. Burial was in Watson Cemetery, Roseville. The Rev. Orey Crippen officiating.

 

SMITH,  Boyd W. (SRGP 2046) 
Age 74 of Mansfield RD3, died Tuesday, Dec. 5, 1989, in Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, following an illness. Mr. Smith retired from Mansfield University. He was a member of the Garrett Miller Senior Citizen Center, Millerton. Born April 11, 1915, in Rutland Twp, he was a son of Walter H. and Nora E. Stone Smith. Surviving in addition to his mother of Mansfield, are his wife, the former Etta Pearl VanDusen; three sons, William B. of Wellsboro, Edwin E. of Miami, Fl. And Thomas W. of Troy; two daughters, Norma J. Mattison of Mansfield, and Beverly N. Staron, of Miami, Fl; two sisters, Mrs. Myrtle Kennedy, of Columbia Cross Roads, and Mrs. Geraldine E. Brewer, of Roseville; two brothers, Warren, of Millerton, and Wilbur of Mansfield, 12 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. Funeral will be at 2 pm Saturday at Scureman’s 130 s. Main St. Burial will be in Watson Cemetery, Roseville. The Rev. Raymond Valimont, pastor of the former Highway Tabernacle will officiate. Friends may call at the funeral home from 2to 4 and 7to9 PM Friday.

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SMITH - BOYD W. SMITH (SRGP 2046),  age 74, of RD 3, Box 832, Mansfield, PA, died December 5, 1989, at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, PA. Friends may call at the Scureman Funeral Home, 130 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA. Friday, 2-4 and 7-9 pm. Funeral there Saturday at 2 pm, with the Rev. Raymond Valimont officiating. Burial in the Watson Cemetery, Roseville, PA. Survived by wife, Etta Pearl VanDusen Smith at home; sons, William B. Smith of Wellsboro, PA, Edwin E. Smith of Miami, FL; son and daughter-in-law, Thomas W. and Dora Smith of Troy, PA; daughters, Norma J. Mattison of Mansfield, PA and Beverly N. Staron of Miami, Fl; 12 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; mother, Nora E. Smith of Mansfield, PA; sister and brother-in-law, Myrtle and Gerald Kennedy of Columbia Cross Roads, PA, Geraldine E. and Judson of Roseville, PA; brothers and sisters-in-law, Warren and Harriet Smith of Millerton, PA, Wilbur and Irene Smith of Mansfield, PA. He was a retired employee of the Mansfield University. He was a member of the Garrett Miller Senior Citizen Center in Millerton, PA. Mrs. Smith was born April 11, 1915 in Rutland Township, a son of Walter H. and Nora E. Stone Smith. Those who wish may make donations to: The American Cancer Society.

SMITH, CRYSTAL (SRGP 10812)
 Daughter of B.F. and Iva Smith, died on Friday morning at 6 o’clock from an injury received Tuesday at 1 p.m.  Her uncle was trying to move a wagonload of sawdust.  Crystal took hold of the wagon tongue to lift it up, standing at its side.  One wheel went over a little stick, which swerved the tongue, turning Crystal in front of its protruding end, and her back against a tree, the tongue striking her in the abdomen, rupturing the bowels.  Her uncle picked her up and carried her into the house.  A council of doctors was called, but to no avail.  Crystal was 9 years old, remarkably bright, a nice musician, advanced beyond her years in her studies, especially in her knowledge of the bible, and was generally loved.  The funeral was largely attended from the M. E. church at Big Pond.  The Rev. Mr. Coots, of Berrytown, officiated.  He was assisted by the Rev. Mr. Loller and the Rev. Mr. Bush, of Wayne county, a friend of the family.  Favorite hymns of the decedent were sung.  Burial was in the Roseville cemetery.  The bereaved ones have the sympathy of all in their great affliction.

DANIEL H. SMITH (SRGP 13457)
 Daniel H. Smith, 90 of Millerton, died November 19, 1961.  He was a member of the Jobs Corners Baptist Church. Survived by daughter, Mrs. Georgianna Sherman, Millerton; sister, Mrs. Rose Monroe, Toledo, Ohio; one grandson; several nieces and nephews. Funeral service was held Wednesday at 2 pm at the Jackson Summit Baptist Church, the Rev. Herman Theetge and the Rev. Orey Crippen officiating.  Burial was in Watson Cemetery.

 SMITH - DIANTHA WATKINS (SRGP 04469)
Diantha Watkins, wife of Jason Watkins, diedon Sunday morning to the life eternal. Her death was due to pneumonia. She was in her 75th year. The funeral was held from the Roseville M. E. Church. Burial was in the Roseville Cemetery. She was a good, true friend to all she knew, a kind neighbor in trouble and sickness, always ready to lend a helping hand. She was loved by all, and she will be greatly missed within and without the family circle. She leaves, besides her aged husband, a daughter, Ella Benson, of Roseville, and five grandchildren, Bertha, Edith, Pearl and Ella Benson of Roseville, Cora Bastian of Morris Run and seven great-grandchildren. (handwritten on article Nov. 23, 1913)
 

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SMITH Efffie Grace (SRGP 02260)  MC CONNELL, MRS. GRACE 
    Mrs. Grace McConnell, late of 709 Holdridge Street, died at 4:15 p.m. Saturday.  She was the widow of Newberry McConnell.  The survivors are a son, Ainsley G. of Elmira; a daughter, Hilda R. Of Elmira, and a sister, Mrs. Lewellyn Soper of Roseville, Pa.  The funeral will be held from the residence at 2 p.m., Tuesday.  Burial in the Watson Cemetery at Roseville.  The Rev. C. C. Roszell of Centenary M. E. Church will officiate.

SMITH - MRS. ELEANOR M. SMITH WRIGHT, 64, of Millerton RD 2, died Monday, Sept. 18, 1989, in Troy Community Hospital. Her husband, Ernest Wright, died in 1967. Born Feb. 11, 1925, in Tioga Twp., she was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Bert T. Smith. Surviving are two sons, James of Mansfield, and Ernest of Roseville; a daughter, Mrs. E. July Jayne of Dundee, NY; three brothers, Bert Smith of Millerton, William Smith of Mansfield, and Kenneth Smith of Philadelphia; a sister, Mrs. Edith Brooks of Elmira, NY; eight grandchildren and one great-grandchild. The funeral will be at 2 pm Thursday at Wilton’s, 18 North Main St., Mansfield. Burial will be in Watson Cemetery, Roseville. The Rev. Ivan Mathewson, pastor of Roseville Baptist Church, will officiate. Friends may call at the funeral home from 2-4 and 7-9 pm Wednesday.

SMITH - Wright, Eleanor M.  Eleanor M. Wright, 64, of RD 2, Millerton died Monday, Sept. 18, 1989, at the Troy Community Hospital.  Born Feb. 11, 1925, in Tioga Township, she was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Bert Smith.  Preceding her in death was her husband, Ernest, in 1967.  Surviving are two sons, James of Mansfield, and Ernest of Roseville; a daughter, E. Judy Jayne of Dundee, N. Y.; three brothers, William Smith of Mansfield, Bert Smith of Millerton, and William Smith of Philadelphia; a sister, Mrs. Edith Brooks of Elmira, N. Y.; eight grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.  Friends may call at the Wilston Funeral Home in Mansfield today, Wednesday, Sept. 20, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.  Services will be held Thursday, Sept. 21, at the funeral home at 2 p.m. The Rev. Ivan Mathewson will officiate.  Burial will be made in Watson Cemetery, Roseville.
 

SMITH, ELIZABETH ANN WHEELER (SRGP 01970)

Mrs. Frank B. Wheeler died at her home on St. James Street, Mansfield, Monday night January 1, 1917 at eleven o’clock.  Death being caused by a complication of diseases.  The funeral will be held at her home Thursday, at twelve o’clock.  Burial will be in the Watson Cemetery at Roseville, Pa.  Mrs. Wheeler was born at Rutland, Pa. July 25, 1854, daughter of William and Dorothy Allen Smith.  She has been in poor health for several years.  Surviving are her husband Frank B. Wheeler, one daughter, Mrs.(Cora) J. Lyons of  NYC, and three sons, William of Alba, Jesse of Elmira, and Leon at home. 
 

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SMITH - WILSON, MRS. HIRAM H. Emily SMITH (SRGP 01958)
 Mrs. Hiram H. Wilson diedat her home in Mansfield Thursday, August 14, at the age of seventy-five years.  Death came after a brief illness.  Mrs. Wilson’s death will be a great loss, as she was a much-loved woman, always leading a Christian life, lending a helping hand whenever it was needed.  She endeared herself to everyone who knew her.  She was the daughter of Sally and Tristram Smith, of Rutland.  She was married to Mr. Wilson in 1869, three children being born to them.  She leaves to mourn her loss her husband, one daughter, Mrs. H. B. Rose, one brother, Ira Smith, seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.  Mrs. Wilson’s funeral was held at the Roseville M. E. church Sunday, where she had been a member for over fifty years.  Burial was in the Watson Cemetery at Roseville. 


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SMITH, Emily - Death Takes Aged Resident - Mrs Hiram H. Wilson diedat her home in Mansfield Thursday August 14, at 2:30 p.m. at the age of seventy-five years. Death came after a brief illness. Mrs Wilson,s death will be a great loss, as she was a much loved woman, always leading a Christian life, lending a hand whenever it was needed. She endeared herself to everyone who knew her. She was the daughter of Sally and Tristram Smith, of Rutland. She married to Mr Wilson in 1869, three children being born to them. She leaves to mourn her loss her husband, one daughter, Mrs H.B. Rose, one brother Ira Smith, seven grandchildren and three Great grandchildren. Mrs Wilson,s funeral was held at the Roseville M.E. church Sunday, where she had been a member for over fifty years. Burial was in the Watson cemetery at Roseville (14 AUG 1924)

SMITH- MRS. ETHEL CUMMINGS FIELDS (SRGP 14840)
Mrs. Ethel Cummings Fields, 61, of Mansfield RD 2, died Thursday, Feb. 21, 1963.  Survived by sons Jerald Cummings of Corning, Gale and Daryl Fields at home; one granddaughter; brother, Manley Smith of Mansfield RD 2; sister, Mrs. Millie Dixson of Bradford, N.Y.  Funeral was held at the Shaw & Robena Funeral Home, Mansfield, Sunday at 2 p.m., the Rev. Orey Crippen officiated.  Burial was in Watson Cemetery, Roseville.

SMITH - Mrs. Ethel Cummings Fields (SRGP 14840), 61, of Mansfield RD2, died Thursday, February 21, 1963, at the Blossburg State Hospital. She had been admitted as a medical patient a week ago. Surviving are three sons, Gerald Cummings, Corning, NY; Gale and Daryl Fields, both of Mansfield; a brother, Manley Smith of Mansfield RD2; and a sister, Mrs. Millie Dixson, Bradford, NY. Services were held Sunday at Shaw and Robena, 18 North Main Street, Mansfield. Burial was in the Watson Cemetery at Rutland. The Rev. Orey Crippen conducted the services. - Wellsboro Gazette, February 28, 1963

SMITH, George F (SRGP 15339).
Age 57 of Mansfield RD2, Monday, Oct. 5, 1959. He was a farmer. Survived by wife, Mrs. Mildred (Vandusen) Smith; daughters, Mrs. Ansel ( Marian) Eggersdorf  of Montour Falls, NY, Mrs. Dewaine (Jane) Hart of Mainesburg; sons, Floyd Smith of Wayne, NY, George JR., Larry and Richard at home; 10 grandchildren; brothers, Clarence and Francis Smith of Corning. Body at Shaw & Robena Funeral Home, Mansfield. Calling hours: today 7to 9, Wednesday, 2-4  and 7-9 pm. Funeral there Thursday at 2 pm the Rev. Orey Crippen , Watson Cemetery

SMITH - Brewer 
Geraldine (Smith) (SRGP 02054) Age 80, a resident of Broad Acres Nursing Home, Wellsboro, PA, formerly of Millerton, PA, died Saturday, July 1, 2006, at Broad Acres. Geraldine was the wife of the late Judson J. Brewer who died on June 26, 2003. She was born in Millerton, PA on July 4, 1925, a daughter of Walter and Nora (Stone) Smith. She was a member of the Roseville United Methodist Church. Geraldine is survived by a daughter, Laureen Copas of Corning, NY; two grandchildren, Joshua and Jeffrey Chavez of Denver, CO; a brother and sister-in-law, Warren and Ilene Smith of Elmira Heights, NY; and a sister, Myrtle Kennedy of Mansfield, PA. She was preceded in death by a son, Jeffrey Brewer, on February 16, 1970; and two brothers, Boyd and Wilbur Smith. Family and friends are invited to call on Wednesday, July 5th, 2006, from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. at the Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Crematory & Monuments, PC, 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA. Funeral services will immediately follow the viewing at 3:00 p.m. at the funeral home with the lay pastor, Ellen Bartholomew, officiating. Burial will be in the Roseville Community Cemetery, Roseville, PA. Memorial contributions may be made to the Roseville United Methodist Church, Box 4118, Rte. 549, Mansfield, PA 16933. 

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SMITH, HENRY H. (SRGP 06573)
 Henry H. Smith, was born on June 25, 1845, in Springfield township, Bradford county, Pa., where he resided a greater part of his life.  For about twenty years he resided in Rutland, Tioga County PA.  His wife was the eldest daughter of Daniel Watson and Lucinda Backer Watson, of Rutland, Pa.  Mr. Smith lived a very earnest Christian life, never complaining, although for fifteen years almost entirely helpless, and for the last two years unable to lie down, having to sit in his chair night and day, part of the time suffering terribly, and yet he was never known to murmur, always praising God and thanking Him that he was no worse, and for kind friends to care for him, and up to the very last his faith failed not.  He shook hands with every one who came in to see him while he was dying, and asked them to meet him in heaven.  After he could only whisper, he still had the praises of Jesus on his lips.  At 10:30 Tuesday a.m., his life went out.  It was a beautiful death, showing the power of God to sustain His children, even in the most trying ordeal.  The funeral sermon was preached by the Rev. Mr. Coots, of Berrytown, and the funeral was held from the M. E. church in Big Pond.  Mr. Coots text was from Habakkuk 3:18.  John Coolbaugh sang two hymns, favorites of Mr. Smith, “His Eye Is On the Sparrow,” and “Looking This Way.”  The ladies of the church had a dinner all prepared in the basement, for the friends who went to the burial, which was in Roseville cemetery, a beautiful resting place for the dead.  Mr. Smith is survived by a widow, three children, one grandchild, two sisters and a host of friends to mourn, not for him, but their loss.

LEAMAN REX SMITH, (SRGP 28128)  born April 27, 1910 in Roseville, Pa., died Jan. 28, 2000, peacefully at home after an extended illness.  Leaman was a lifelong farmer in Bradford County, Pa., running the Rex-Bune Farms for more than 40 years.  He was a 50-year member of the grange.  Upon his semi-retirement from farming, he sold farm seeds for Hoffman Seeds and was given awards for being one of their top salesmen in Pennsylvania.  He was a former school board member in Wells Township, Pa., and a former director of the Former Dairyman’s League.  He was also a member of the Mosherville Bible Church in Mosherville, Pa.  Leaman will be remembered as a man with a twinkle in his eye, as a good listener to all family and friends and as a many with good advice when asked.  He was a quiet man who frequently lent and gave a helping hand.  Leaman was also known as a savvy businessman.  He was one of the few people who can say they had no regrets and did everything they wanted to do in life.  Leaman is survived by his wife of 41 years, Bernice Congdon Sullivan Smith; his children, Janice E. Smith of Phoenix, Arlene (Philip) Jennings; with whom he lived with in Monroeton, Pa. and Vorene S. Stamp of Gillett, Pa.; his stepchildren, Norman (Joyce) Sullivan of Candor, N.Y., Edith Jean (Robert) Molyneaux of Spencer, N.Y., Beverly Potter of Newburg and Candor, N.Y., and Shirley (Carleton) Gaydosh of Sacramento, Calif.  He is also survived by 19 grandchildren and numerous great- and great-great-grandchildren; his sisters; Eleanor White of Rock Stream, N.Y. and Clarabel (Carl) Margeson of Elmira Heights, N.Y.; his sister-in-law, Jeannette Smith of Wellsboro, Pa.; and 10 nieces and nephews.  Leaman was predeceased by his brother, Larue Smith, and his parents, Ross Smith and Jennie Watson Smith.  Family and friends are invited to call at the Olthof Funeral Home Inc. 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira, N.Y. on Monday, Jan. 31, 2000, from 7 to 9 p.m. and on Tuesday from 10 to 11 a.m.  A funeral service will be conducted immediately following the visitation on Tuesday at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Louis Newkirk, a longtime friend, and the Rev. Jay Molyneaux, a grandson, officiating.  Burial will take place in the Roseville Cemetery in Roseville, Pa. at the convenience of the family.  In lieu of flowers those wishing may make memorial contributions in Leaman’s name to the Mosherville Bible Church, Mosherville, Pa.  –Elmira Star Gazette.

MANLEY G. SMITH (SRGP 14839)
 Manley G. Smith, 74, of Mansfield RD 2, died Friday, June 15, 1973, in Wellsboro following an extended illness. Born Nov. 28, 1898, in Lawrence Corners, he was a son of George and Martha Crum Smith. Mr. Smith was a former employe of Remington Rand Inc., Elmira, NY.  He was also a former employe of the Hygia Ice Cream Plant, Elmira. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Robert Gee, of Wellsboro, and Mrs. Morris Colegrove, of Nelson; a sister, Mrs. Millie Dixon, of Bradford, NY, five grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. The funeral was held Sunday at Kuhl's, 18 North Main Street, Mansfield. Burial was in Watson Cemetery, Roseville. The Rev. Glen Dewey, a retired Baptist minister, officiated.

Manley G. Smith, age 74, of Mansfield RD 2, Friday, June 15, 1973, in Wellsboro, PA after an extended illness. Calling hours will be Saturday evening 7 to 9 p.m. at the Kuhl Funeral Home in Mansfield. Funeral there Sunday at 1:00 p.m. Rev Glenn Dewey officiating. Burial in WatsonCemetery, Roseville, PA. Survived by two daughters, Mrs. Robert (Marian) Gee of Wellsboro, Mrs. Morris (Vivian) Colegrove of Nelson, PA; one sister, Mrs. Millie Dixon of Bradford, NY; five grandsons; seven great-grandchildren. He was formerly employed at the Hygeia Ice Cream Plant and the Remington Rand, both in Elmira. He was born in Lawrence Corners, the son of George and Martha Crum Smith.

 

SMITH Myrtle E. (Smith) Trowbridge Kennedy [SRGP 02048]

95, born June 10, 1917, passed to a better place Aug. 11, 2012, at the Bradford County Manor, Troy.  Born at home on Bailey Creek Road, Rutland Township, Tioga County, and except for a brief time in Long Island, N.Y., when she was first married, she spent her entire life in Tioga County.  Survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, Robert W. and Mary L. (McClure) Trowbridge of Wellsboro, Donald W. and Brenda L. (House) Trowbridge of Blossburg; one son-in-law, Carl L. Matteson of Tioga; one stepson and step-daughter-in-law, Ronald and AnnJeanette Kennedy of Columbia Cross Roads; two stepdaughters and stepsons-in-law, Doris (Kennedy) and Wayne Straw of Lansing, N.Y., Lorene (Kennedy) and Robert Beals of Columbia Cross Roads; 11 grandchildren; 17 step-grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren, 33 step-great-grandchildren, three great-great-grandchildren; 26 step-great-great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.  She was predeceased by her parents, Walter H. and Nora (Stone) Smith; three brothers and sisters-in-law, Boyd B. and E. Pearl Smith, Warren B. and Harriet Smith, Wilbur F. and Irene Smith; sister and brother-in-law, Judson and Geraldine (Smith) Brewer; infant sister, Iva Smith; an infant son, Richard H. Trowbridge; her daughter, Cheryl M. (Trowbridge) Matteson in 2009; her husband of 46 years and the father of her four children, Harrison B. Trowbridge, also on Aug. 11, 1979; and her second husband of 13 happy years, giving her a wonderful step-family, Gerald Kennedy in 2001.  She was a devout Christian, belonging to the Roseville Baptist Church all the years she lived in the Roseville area, and was very active in the church activities. When she moved to Mansfield she joined the Canoe Camp Church of Christ where she was an active member until the recent years when her health didn't permit her to do so. She made many, many lifetime friends over the years, outliving too many of them. She was a farmer's wife for over 30 years until they sold the farm on Bailey Creek Road and moved to Mansfield, where she worked at Sour's Variety 5 & 10 until it closed, then worked as a cook at the Mansfield McDonalds when it first opened. She worked last at the Hilltop Fabric Store for her son &and daughter-in-law, Bob and Mary Trowbridge.  Friends will be received at Wilston's Funeral Home 130 S. Main St. Mansfield, Wednesday, Aug. 15, noon – 2 p.m. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m., with the Rev. Deborah Casey officiating. Interment will follow at Watson Cemetery Roseville. Wellsboro Gazette – August 13, 2012

 

SMITH - ROLAND J. SMITH, 80, formerly of Mansfield RR 2, died Thursday, June 29, 1995, at Broad Acres Nursing Home, Wellsboro. Born Feb. 3, 1915, in Rutland Township, he was the son of Emerson and Addie Makley Smith. He had been a dairy farmer in the Elk Run area until 1972 then from 1972 to 1985 he did carpentry work. Mr. Smith was formerly a member of the Elk Run United Methodist Church, a member of the Roseville United Methodist Church, a member of the East Sullivan Grange. He had served as mayor of Roseville for 18 years from 1975 to 1993, and he had also served as Sullivan Township supervisor. Preceding him in death was his wife of 51 years, Shirley Beardslee Smith. Surviving are three sons and daughters-in-law, J. Harlo and Kathleen Smith of Lititz, Lyman M. and Karen Smith of Okinawa, Japan, and Wendell J. and Jennifer Smith of Lawrenceville; two daughters and son-in-law, Clarice A. and Harold L. Shirk of Lancaster and Rhonda J. Hamilton of Lititz; two sisters, Iva Avery of Wellsboro and Genevieve Smith of Stony Fork; seven grandchildren, Joshua Smith, Jessica Smith, Matthew Smith, Christopher Smith, Jason Smith, Chad Hamilton and Wyatt Hamilton. Friends called at the Scureman Funeral Home, Mansfield, on Saturday, July 1. Services were held Sunday, July 2, at the Roseville United Methodist Church with the Rev. James F. Bellamy officiating. Burial was made at Watson Cemetery, Roseville. Memorial donations may be made to the Roseville United Methodist Church, RR 2, Box 878, Mansfield, PA 16933.
 

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SMITH, WALTER H. (SRGP 2039)
Age 78, of Millerton RD  died Monday, Aug.3, 1964. He was a member of the Roseville Baptist Church and Jobs Corner Grange and a charter member of the Tri-County Rural Electric Cooperative. Survived by wife, Nora E. Smith at home; sons, Boyd and Wilbur, of Mansfield, Warren of Wellsboro; daughters Mrs. Myrtle Trowbridge and Mrs. Geraldine Brewer, of Millerton RD; sister Mrs. Lucy Stone of Elmira; 13 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren. Body is at the Shaw and Robena  Funeral Home where calling hours will be Thursday: 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 pm. Funeral service will be held there Friday at 2 pm with Rev. Orey Crippen officiating. Burial will be in Watson Cemetery, Roseville.( Grandpa was born Dec. 7, 1885 the son of Horace and Sara Makely Smith - Note is from Norma SMITH "Mattison").[Location of home was in Rutland Towenship, although it had a Millerton PO address at that time - Note from JMT]


SMITH Warren B. (SRGP 02050)
Age 88, died on April 2, 2009 at the Elcor Nursing Home in Horseheads, NY. Born on Nov. 3, 1920 in Rutland, Tioga County, PA, he was the fourth child of the late Walter and Nora Stone Smith. He lived in and around Tioga and Chemung Counties for most of his life. Married November 21, 1940, Warren was predeceased by his wife of 57 years, Harriet Voorhees Smith in 1998; four of his siblings: brothers, Boyd and Wilbur Smith; and sisters, Iva Smith and Geraldine Smith Brewer, have also predeceased him. He is survived by his wife of eight years, Ileen Meacham Smith; his sister, Myrtle Smith Kennedy; his daughter, Sandra Smith of Millerton, PA; his son and daughter-in-law, Warren G. and Rebecca Pealer Smith of Lakeland, FL, formerly of Binghamton, NY; grandchildren, Nora Smith Neff, Wesley Smith, Walter Smith, Warren W. Smith, Wade Smith, Nichole Smith Geisenhof, Wyatt Smith, John Kennedy, April Kennedy, and Lynette Teets; 21 great-grandchildren, and many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Warren Smith was a veteran of WWII, serving in the US Army and Army Air Corps in Fairbanks, Alaska. In the years after the war he often worked as a commercial pilot and a flight instructor, teaching scores of people to fly airplanes and gliders in Elmira. Warren was an over 55 year member of Horseheads Old Oak Lodge #364 and past master there in 1961. He was also a member of Horseheads R.A.M. #261 and Past High Priest, St. Omer's Commandary #19KT, Valley of Corning Scottish Rite, 32nd and also a member of Southern Tier Council #16 in Elmira, NY. He was also a longtime member of the Elmira Seventh Day Adventist Church and also served on the Horseheads Town Board. An avid bowler in years past, he also enjoyed winters in Florida, camping, golf, hunting, fishing, travel and most of all good times with his family and friends. Family and friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home, 413 S. Main St., Horseheads, on Sunday, April 5, 2009, from 4-7:00 p.m. His service will take place in the Seventh Day Adventist Church, 813 Maple Ave., Elmira, NY on Monday, April 6, 2009, at 10:00 a.m. with interment to follow in Watson Cemetery in Roseville, PA, where Military Honors will be accorded. In honor of Warren Smith's past service in the US Army and with pride in the current service of his grandsons and great-grandson, the family asks that, in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the USO. NOTICE: Officers and members of Horseheads Old Oak Masonic Lodge #364 will meet at the Barber Funeral Home Sunday, April 5, 2009, at 6:45 p.m., to conduct a memorial service at 7 p.m. for their departed brother and Past Master, W.B. Warren B. Smith.  Signed, V.W. Elliott R. Blauvelt, Jr., Master

WENDELL (MIKE) SMITH (SRGP 08061)
 Wendell (Mike) Smith, age 71, of Elmira, NY, died on Friday, August 24, 1979, at his home. He was a member of the Loyal Order of Moose Lodge 517 of Elmira and also a US Army veteran of World War II. He is survived by his wife of 41 years, Charlotte (Chamberlain) Smith; a daughter, Mrs. John (Doris) Podleski of Elmira; two grandchildren, Mrs. Donald (Dollean) Pariso of Elmira and John N. Podleski of Rochester, NY; great-grandchild, Angela Pariso of Elmira; brother, Elwin D. Smith of Mansfield, Pa; sisters, Alene Carrol of Maryland, Mrs. Louise Metzger of Cogan Station, Pa., and Mrs. Alice Bastian of Corning, NY; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held at the Olthof Funeral Home Monday with the Rev. William Barnes officiating.  Interment was in Watson Cemetery at Roseville.  Those wishing may make memorial contributions to the Heart Foundation.

SMITH, Wilbur F. (SRGP 02052)
Age 80 of RR 2, Millerton, Pa, died Friday, August 1, 2003 at the Green Home in Wellsboro, Pa. Wilbur was the husband of  F. Irene (Genung) Smith for 57 years. Wilbur was born on February 23, 1923 in Millerton, Pa, the son of Walter and Nora (Stone) Smith. He was a lifelong farmer and a member of the Roseville United Methodist Church. Wilbur enjoyed bowling, hunting, camping and dancing. Wilbur is survived by his wife Irene; a son, Michael W. Smith of Millerton, Pa; four grandchildren, Amy M Smith, Jessica L. Hoyles, Michael W. Smith, Jr., and Casey Smith; one great-grandson, Dale A. Hoyles; a brother Warren Smith of Elmira, NY; two sisters, Myrtle Kennedy of Mansfield, Pa, and  Geraldine Brewer of Millerton, Pa. Family and friends are invited to call on Sunday, August 3, 2003 from 2:00 to 4:00 PM and 7:00 to 9:00 PM at the Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Crematory & Monuments, P.C., 637 S. Main St. Mansfield, Pa. Funeral services will be held on Monday, August 4, 2003 at 1:00 PM at the funeral home with the Rev. Howard Woodruff officiating. Burial will be in Roseville Community Cemetery.

SMITH William B. "Bill" (SRGP  11380) William B. Smith, age 64, of Bell Road, Wellsboro, PA, died September 3, 2005, at home. Bill was born February 4, 1941 in Elmira, NY, the son of the late Boyd W. and Etta Pearl Van Dousen Smith. He was a 1959 graduate of Mansfield High School and was a local business owner of the former North Star Bar for 20 years. He was a member of the Moose Lodge #1147, A.B.A.T.E. of PA, the Harley's Owner Group (H.O.G), and enjoyed hunting, fishing, motorcycling, shooting pool, and was an avid racing fan. Bill is survived by a son, Douglas (Lori) Smith, Ulster, PA; fiancee, Kimberly Kline, Wellsboro, PA; brother, Thomas (Paula) Smith, Troy, PA; sisters, Beverly Staron and Norma Mattison, both of Mansfield, PA; three grandsons, Nathan, Aaron and Dane Smith; numerous nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, and cousins. He was predeceased by one brother, Edwin, in 1993. Friends and family are invited to Bill's Life Celebration on Wednesday, September 7, 2005, from 6 to 8 p.m., and Thursday, September 8, 2005, from 12 to 1 p.m., at Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, 139 Main Street, Wellsboro, PA; funeral to follow at 1 p.m., burial in Roseville Cemetery. Family will provide flowers. Contributions in Bill's memory may be made to a charity of one's choice.

SNOVER, Mary (SRGP 18769) - Mansfield Advertiser 6 Jul 1887- (Obituary apparently contains info about her family (dau. of Nathan and Lucretia, 2 sisters, 3 brothers) but the abstract does not include her last name. Obituary of Son, Thomas Jefferson White, gives her surname) Mrs. Mary A. White died Friday, funeral last Sunday, Roseville, age 49 years 5 months, widow of Dr. White.

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Soper, Abatha Cornelia (SRGP 26833) Mrs.Abbie C. Benson 50 of Troy, Pa. died Thursday at 8:30 p.m. at the home of her sister Mrs. James E.Gardner, 1007 Walnut Street.  Mrs. Benson is survived by her husband George E. Benson, two daughters, Mrs. Fred McClure of  Col. X Rds., Pa., Miss Esther Benson at home; 3 sons, Wayne, Lewis and Delos as home; her parents, Mr. & Mrs. Lewis Soper of Austinville, Pa.; 2 sisters, Mrs Dimmie Wilson of Troy, Pa., Mrs. James E. Gardner of Elmira; Mrs.Helen Shaylor of Austinville, Pa.; a brother, Leland Soper of Austinville, Pa.    The funeral will be held at the home of Mrs. Gardner, 1007 Walnut Street, Monday at 1 p.m. and will be private, The Rev. Lester Bumpus of Troy, Pa., will officiate.  Burial in the Watson Cem. Roseville, Pa.

BENSON, MRS. CORA SOPER (SRGP 13802)
    Mrs. Cora Soper Benson, wife of W. H. Benson, died on Saturday morning last at her home in Rutland.  She is survived by her husband, two daughters, Mrs. Harry Longwell, of Rutland, and Mrs. Burke Garrison, of Austinville; four sisters, Mrs. Damon Prutsman, of Rutland; Mrs. Sophia Hosmer, of new York state; Miss Kate Soper, of Rutland, and Mrs. Edward Sweet, of Wellsville, NY., and two brothers, H. H. Soper and Burr Soper, residents of Rutland.  The funeral was held from the home at 2 o’clock on Tuesday afternoon, and was largely attended.

DONALD SOPER (SRGP 12822)
 Donald Soper, 50, of Mansfield, who was injured Monday of last week in a saw mill accident at Richard's Bridge near Covington, died Friday night, January 28, 1955, at the Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro. He was admitted to the hospital after his legs were crushed by falling timbers at Strange's saw mill.  Both legs were fractured between the knees and ankles. A former resident of Roseville, Mr. Soper was married to the former Geraldine Benson.  He was a member of the Covington Sportsmen's Club.  Survived by wife, Mrs. Geraldine Soper; daughters, Mrs. Marilyn Cole of Mansfield, and Miss Donna Soper at home; sisters, Mrs. Shirley Cudworth and Mrs. Joyce Woodworth of Roseville, Pa., Miss Hazel Soper of Elmira; two grandsons of Mansfield. Funeral was held at the Shaw & Robena Funeral Home Monday at 2 pm, the Rev. Stanley Robinson, assisted by the Rev. Orey E. Crippen, officiating.  Interment was in Watson Cemetery, Roseville.


SOPER, E. LEWIS (SRGP 14680)
 E. Lewis Soper died Friday, Nov. 16, at the home of his son, Leland Soper, Austinville.  He was 95 years old, and spent his life in Tioga and Bradford counties.  His father, Heman Soper was the first white child born in Columbia Township.  Mr. Soper was a veteran of the Civil War.  He was a member of Company D, 16th Pennsylvania Cavalry under the leadership of the late Major J. C. Robinson.  He was honorably discharged on September 9, 1864.  Besides the son, he is survived by three daughters, Mrs. A.B. Wilson, Troy; Mrs. Etta Gardner, of Elmira, and Mrs. Fritz Shaylor of Austinville and several grandchildren.  Funeral services were held Sunday November  7, in the roseville Baptist Church, the Rev. Orey Crippen, of Tioga, officiating.  Burial was in the Watson Cemetery at Roseville.  Brooks-Flick Post No. 49, American Legion, of Troy, attended in a body, and Mr. Soper was given a military burial.  The G.A.R. ritual was used, a firing squad saluted with three volleys, and “taps” sounded by Sgt. Francis Wilson.  Grandchildren were pallbearers.

SOPER – EARL SOPER, for many years caretaker of Mansfield High School, died of a heart attack in Finesilver’s Store Monday, November 25, 1963 where he worked as janitor. Mr. Soper had also been a borough patrol officer and was a retired farmer. He was a well-known figure around town. He was a member of the Roseville Methodist Church. The doctor was called following his attack but to no avail. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Maude Soper; daughters, Mrs. Doris McCann of Conneaut, Ohio, Mrs. Chrystal Hall of Troy; son, Wellwood E. Soper of Honeoye Falls, NY; 6 grandchildren, including Richard Jaquish of Clearwater, FL; 2 great-grandchildren; brother, Willis Soper of Roseville and sister, Mrs. Margaret Sweely of Elmira. Body at Shaw & Robena Funeral Home, Mansfield. Calling hours: Wednesday and Thursday 7-9 pm. Funeral there Friday at 2 pm, the Rev. Orey Crippen officiating. Burial will be in Watson Cemetery, Roseville.
 

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SOPER, ELLIS H. ??? 
 Ellis H. Soper, 59, late of Roseville, Pa., died Thursday at 9:45 p.m. after an extended illness.  He is survived by two sisters, Mrs. Mary Whigtell of Cogan Station, Pa.; Miss Margaret Soper of Rochester, NY.  The funeral will be held Sunday at 3 p.m. in the Baptist Church at Roseville, Pa.  The Rev. Ora Crippen will officiate.  Burial in the Watson Cemetery.

HARRY B. SOPER KILLED AT LAWRENCEVILLE (SRGP 17034)
Crushed by Road Building Materials
Harry B. SOPER, 50; member of a pioneer family in the Sopertown section of Tioga County, was crushed to death at 2:15 pm last Thursday, September 20, 1945, at Lawrenceville when steel girders supporting a bin of sand and gravel gave way and he was caught beneath tons of material. He was employed by the Bero Construction Company now engaged in building highway between Millerton and Jackson Summit. The plant at Lawrenceville was used for weighing materials. Deputy Sheriff Arthur Lock, Wellsboro, and Highway Patrolman R. L. Knowles, Mansfield, investigated the circumstances. Corner, C. P. Darling held the death to be accidental and no inquest was held. It is said that some 50 tons of sand and gravel were in the hopper. The steel supports were based on plank and the heavy rains had softened the ground so that the steel buckled. Mr. Soper never had a chance and was crushed beyond recognition. He was a widower. His wife, Fina, was fatally hurt in June 1944, when a second story porch railing gave way and she fell to the ground. He was the son of Ida May Fadley Soper and is survived by four brothers - Guy, Troy, RFD, Earl, Mansfield, Ray and Willis, Rutland, and a sister Mrs. Margaret Soper Sweeley, Rutland. Services were held on Sunday at the Soper Funeral Home, here, Rev. D. J. Griffith's, Mansfield, officiating, with burial in the Watson cemetery, Roseville.

HAZEL L. SOPER (SRGP 10785)
 Hazel Louise Soper, 100, formerly of Sopertown, died Monday, Feb. 20, 1995, at the Carleton Home, Wellsboro. Born Nov. 12, 1894, in Sopertown, she was the daughter of Llewellyn and Hattie Jane Smith Soper. She was a graduate of the Presbyterian Nursing School, class of 1926, in Philadelphia. She was a member of the Roseville United Methodist Church. Surviving are three nephews, Llewellyn Kennedy of Columbia Cross Roads, Donald Woodworth of Roseville and Jack Woodworth of Williamson, NY; three great-nephews, David and John Woodworth, both of Rochester, NY, and William Kennedy III of Troy; two great-nieces, Stacey Woodworth of Rochester, NY, and Rachael Barnes of Bristol, Tenn. Friends called at the Wilston Funeral Home, Mansfield, on Saturday, Feb. 25. Services were held there Saturday, Feb. 25, with the Rev. John Shypulefski officiating. Burial was made in Watson Cemetery, Roseville.

James Willis SOPER, (SRGP 17186)  age 63, of Roseville, Sunday, Jan. 26, 1964. He was a member of the Roseville Methodist Church; a former employee of the Pennsylvania State Highway Department. Survived by sister, Mrs. William Sweeley of Elmira. Body at Shaw & Robena Funeral Home, Mansfield. Calling hours today 2 to 4 p. m. funeral there Tuesday at 2 p.m. the Rev. Orey Crippen. Watson Cemetery, Roseville.

SOPER, MISS KATE (SRGP 07501)
 Miss Kate Soper, 88, died this morning at 4:30 o’clock in the home of Roy Soper at Roseville, Pa.  She is survived by a sister, Mrs. Amanda Prutsman of Columbia Cross Roads, Pa.; a brother-in-law, Edward Sweet of Elmira.  The funeral will be held Thursday at 2:30 p.m. in the Baptist Church at Roseville.  The Rev. Ora Crippen of Tioga will officiate.  Burial in the Watson Cemetery, Roseville, Pa.

SOPER, LLEWLYN (SRGP 04084)
 Llewlyn Soper, 76, a resident of Columbia Township, Pa., died this morning at the family home.  He is survived by his widow, a son, Donald; four daughters, Hazel at home; Mrs. Roy Kennedy of Troy, Pa., Mrs. Charles Cudworth and Mrs. John Woolworth of Rutland, Pa.; a sister, Mrs. Edith Wallser of Wellsville, NY.; five grandchildren.   The funeral will be held in the family home Thursday at 3 p.m.  Burial in the Watrous Cemetery at Roseville, Pa.

SOPER. –MARGARET M. (SRGP 19761)  SWEELEY age 91 of Elmira, NY formerly of Roseville, PA went to be with her Lord, Tuesday, February 25, 1997 at St. Joseph’s Hospital, Elmira, NY.  She is survived by her daughter, with whom she resided, Betty V. Rothermel of Elmira, NY; grandson, William T. (Sonia) Rothermel of Laguna Niguel, CA; great-grandsons, Paul R. Rothermel and Steve W. Rothermel, both of Laguna Niguel, CA; several nieces and nephews.  Family and friends are invited to call at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 12050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira, NY Thursday, 1-3 and 6-8 PM with funeral services to be held there at the conclusion of calling hours at 8:00 PM.  Rev James Bellamy will officiate.  Interment will be in Roseville Cemetery, Roseville, PA.  She was predeceased by her husband, William T. Sweeley in 1995; grandson, Randall Rothermel and son-in-law, Glen Rothermel.  She was a member of the Roseville United Methodist Church in Roseville, PA.  Margaret loved to care for others.  Memorials may be sent in Margaret’s name to the Roseville United Methodist Church Building fund, RR2, Box 1878, Mansfield, PA.  A sincere “Thank You” to the Staff on 3-D at St. Joseph’s Hospital for their care and compassion to Margaret in her time of need.  –McKay Scrapbook

SOPER, MISS METTA B. (SRGP 14654)
 Miss Metta B. Soper of Wellsboro, Pa., formerly of Columbia Cross Roads, Pa.  Body at Vickery Funeral Home, Troy and at 11 a.m. Monday will be removed to Roseville (Pa.) Cemetery for private committal service, the Rev. Orey E. Crippen.  Friends may call today and Monday.

SOPER - JOYCE S. WOODWORTH (SRGP 10784)
   Age 83 of Roseville, Pa. Died March 23, 1984 at the Arnot-Ogden Memorial Hospital. Friends are invited to call at the Kuhl Funeral Home, Mansfield, Pa. Monday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral there Tuesday at 1 p.m. Rev. Stephen Miller officiating. Burial in the Watson Cemetery, Roseville. She is survived by two sons Donald or Roseville and Jack of Williamson, N.Y., one sister Miss Hazel Soper, Elmira, 4 grandchildren. She was a member of the Roseville Baptist church, and the widow of John Woodworth who died in 1974. She was born Sept. 22, 1900 in Roseville daughter of Llewelen and Hattie Smith Soper.

SOPER –LORENE W. MOORE age 75 died Sunday, February 1, 1998 at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital in Wellsboro, PA.  Mrs. Moore was the wife of Charles R. Moore.  She was born on August 23, 1922 in Tioga County, PA a daughter of Ray and Stella Johnson Soper.  Mrs. Moore had worked in the cafeteria at the former Mansfield State College (Mansfield University).  Mrs. Moore is survived by her husband; a son, Gary R. Moore and a daughter, Sharon A. Moore both of Mansfield.  She was preceded in death by a son, Charles Moore in 1956.  Friends are invited to call on Tuesday, February 3, 1998 from 2 to 4 PM and 7 to 9 PM at the Scureman Funeral Home, Inc., 130 S. Main St., Mansfield.  Funeral services will be held at 2 PM on Wednesday, February 4, 1998 at the funeral home with Rev. Dr. James Bellamy officiating.  Burial will be in Watson Cemetery, Roseville, PA.  Memorial contributions may be made to Mansfield Fireman’s Ambulance, 381 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA. –McKay Scrapbook

 

SOPER MARGARET M. SWEELEY

age 91 of Elmira, NY formerly of Roseville, PA died, Tuesday, February 25, 1997 at St. Joseph’s Hospital, Elmira, NY    

 

Ray SOPER, 58, (SRGP 14651) of Roseville, Pa., Sunday, Dec. 26, 1948. Survived by wife Mrs. Marjorie Parmenter Soper; daughter Mrs. Charles Moore of Roseville; sister, Mrs. William Sweeley of Elmira; brothers Guy Soper of Elmira, Willie Soper of Roseville, Earl Soper of Mansfield; one granddaughter; several nieces and nephews. The body is at the Soper & Vickery Funeral Home, Troy, Pa., and this afternoon will be removed to the family home, where funeral will be held Wednesday, 2 p.m. The Rev. Orey Crippen. Roseville Cemetery.

Rollin W. SOPER, 50, (SRGP 14650) of Roseville, Pa., died at 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 21, 1938, of a heart seizure. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge, F&AM.,of Mansfield and Columbia Grange, P. of H. He was a director in the Citizens Mutual Telephone Company. He leaves his wife, Mrs. Lottie Hammond Soper; two brothers, Roy A. and Rexford R. Soper of Sylvania, Pa.; two sisters, Mrs. Ethel Hinds of Kent, Ohio and Miss Metta Soper of Danville, Pa. The funeral will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. at the family home. The Rev. Orey Crippen will officiate. Burial will be in Watson Cemetery, Roseville.

ROSS W. SOPER (SRGP 54571)
 Ross W. Soper, 77, of Mansfield, died Saturday, April 13, 1957.  Born in Roseville, Pa., he was a son of the late Elwin and Adella Davis Soper.  He was a member of the Friendship Lodge F&AM of Mansfield and the Mansfield Methodist Church.  Survived by several cousins.  Funeral was at Shaw and Robena Funeral Home Wednesday 2 pm, the Rev. Donald Cronk and the Rev. Orey Crippen officiating.  Burial in Watson Cemetery, Roseville.  Masonic Services were at the funeral home Tuesday 8 pm.


SOPER, WALTER F. (SRGP 04129)
 Walter F. Soper, aged 19* years, a prominent resident of Rutland township, died suddenly at his home at 7 a.m. Saturday.  He is survived by the following children:  Roy C. And Rexford R. Of Sylvania; Mrs. William Hinds, of Kent, Ohio; Miss Nettie Soper, Danville, Pa.; one sister, Mrs. Thomas Walker, of Wellsville, N.Y.; a brother, Llewellyn, of Roseville.  The funeral was held Monday at 2 p.m., at his late home, the Reverend Orey Crippen, of Tioga, officiating; interment in the Watson Cemetery, Roseville. *NOTE:  This age is obviously wrong, but that is what the article says. His age at death was 89.

W. F. SOPER DIES TODAY (SRGP 04129)
Roseville, Feb. 23—Walter F. Soper, 79, a prominent resident of this section, died unexpectedly at his home at 7 a.m. today. He is survived by the following children: Roy C. and Rexford R. Sylvania; Mrs. William Hinds, Kent, O; Miss Netta Soper, Danville, Pa.; one sister, Mrs. Thomas Walker, Wellsville; a brother Llewllyn, Roseville. The funeral will be held Monday at 2 p.m. at the home, the Rev. Ora Crippen officiating. Interment will be in Watson Cemetery. (handwritten on article 1929)

SPAGE - MRS. ADA L. BELCHER (SRGP 2695) (Note from Joyce - I suspect Stage is correct name)
     Mrs. Ada L. Belcher, 90, of Tioga, died Wednesday, Dec. 10, 1969, in the Soldiers and Sailors Hospital, Wellsboro.  She was the widow of Edward Belcher.  She was born April 22, 1879, in Lawrenceville, the daughter of Charles and Helen Colegrove Spage. Mrs. Belcher was a member of the Tioga Methodist Church.  Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Leon Hughes, Tioga; a stepson, The funeral was at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Shaw and Robena's, 13 N. Main St., Mansfield.  Burial was in the Watson Cemetery, Roseville.  The Rev. Orey Crippen, retired Baptist minister, officiated.

SPRING - JANIE M. FLETCHER:  (SRGP 80462) Mrs. Janie Malissa Fletcher, a resident of Cook’s Country Hone, Mainesburg,died there Thursday, July 16, 1987. She would have observed her 82nd birthday anniversary on Monday. She was born July 20, 1905, at Broad Run, Va. Surviving are a son, Robert E., of Frederick. Md.; a daughter, Mrs. Alice (Emmett) Wood, of Roseville; a sister, Mrs. Mary Dawson, of Arlington, Va.; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. The funeral was held Saturday at the Scureman Funeral Home, Mansfield. Burial was in Watson Cemetery, Roseville. The Rev. Robert Scott, pastor of Faith Baptist Church. South Williamsport, officiated.

ST. JAMES, MORRIS (SRGP 77038)
 Morris St. James, former resident of Roseville, died Friday morning, April 23, 1937, at 7:30 o’clock, at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Ray Brownell, Painted Post.  Mr. St. James, a native of Gillett, Pa., was 88 years old.  Surviving besides Mrs. Brownell are: a son, Homer St. James, Roseville, a daughter, Mrs. Kenneth Bearman, Williamsport, 10 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.  Funeral services were held Monday at 11 a.m. at the Baptist Church in Roseville, followed by burial in Watson Cemetery, Roseville.
 

STEELE -  THORPE, Ada A. (SRGP 79964)
 Age 95, of Middlebury Center, formerly Daggett, Pa., Friday, March 17, 1967.  Friends may call at the Shaw & Robena Funeral Home, Mansfield, Saturday 7 to 9 p.m. and Sunday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.  Funeral there Monday 2 p.m.  Burial Watson Cemetery, Roseville.  Please omit flowers.  Survived by daughters, Mrs. Lula Osborne, Elmira, Mrs. Ethel McClure, Troy, Pa., Mrs. Nellie Shumway, Middlebury Center; son, Ernest Thorpe, Millerton; 15 grandchildren; 55 great grandchildren; 20 great great grandchildren; 4 step grandchildren; 8 great grandchildren.  She was a member of the Baptist Church at Jobs Corners

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CARL JOHN STERLING (SRGP 10761)
 Carl John Sterling, age 65, of Roseville, Pa. died Friday, Oct. 29, 1965.  Funeral was Monday at 2 pm in the Roseville Methodist Church, the Rev. William E. Pipp officiated.  Burial was in Watson Cemetery, Roseville. Rev. William E. Pipp conducted the service.  He chose passages from the Bible that Carl had marked. Survived by wife, Lavera Rose Sterling; son, Verle Sterling of Roseville; daughters, Mrs. Barbara Seeley, Mrs. Carol Rice, both of RD 2, Mansfield; brother Arthur Sterling of Elmira; sisters, Mrs. Ruth Fowler, Mrs. Winifred Wilson, both of Florida; six grandchildren, several nieces and nephews. He was an active member of the Roseville Methodist Church. He was a member of the Methodist Mens Club and possessed the qualities of a true Christian. Mr. Sterling was a graduate of Mansfield State College and taught school for some years in Wells township.  He was secretary of the Roseville Milk Cooperatives for some years and a member of Jobs Corners Grange for 30 years. Pall bearers were nephews Paul, Lee, Gerald and John Sterling, Vermet McWhorter and Philip Rose. The kind expressions of sympathy from the people of the entire community showed the love and respect they had for him.

STERLING – MILLARD H. STERLING, 59, of Gillett RD 1, died Wednesday, Dec. 5, 1962. He was a farmer, a member of the Gillett Baptist Church. Survived by wife, Mrs. Pauline Avery Sterling; daughter, Mrs. Phyllis Oldroyd; son, Paul, both of Gillett; sisters, Mrs. Bessie McWhorter of Mosherville, Mrs. Ruth Fowler and Mrs. Winnie Wilson of Orlando, FL; brothers, Arthur of Orlando, Carl of Millerton; 5 grandchildren. Body at Vickery Funeral Home, Troy. Funeral there Saturday at 2 pm, the Rev. Charles Root. Roseville Cemetery.

LAFAYETTE STEVENS (SRGP 80295)
Lafayette Stevens, 74, a retired farmer of Rutland, Pa., died Tuesday, Jan. 22, 1935, in Elmira. He was born in Tioga County PA., Nov. 4, 1860, and had passed his entire life in that locality. Mr. Stevens is survived by two sons, Leroy of Elmira and Lewis E. of Rutland, Pa.; two grandchildren, Carol and Joyce Stevens. The funeral will be held at 2 p.m. at the residence in Roseville. Rev. Chester Fieg will officiate. Burial in the Watson Cemetery, Roseville.

STEVENS, Lewis D. (Undated Retirment ) (SRGP 80296) L. D. Stevens of Roseville is the one remaining board member who we often refer to as “an original or charter director,” having served Tri-County REC (Rural Electric Cooperative) for over 40 years. Mr. Stevens has watched a tiny co-op of several hundred members grow to its present operations of nearly 14,000 and a total plant of $12, 897. Mr. Walter Smith nominated and helped elect Stevens to the original 15-man board on November 17, 1936. “Dee” Stevens has served continuously, most of these many years as Secretary/Treasurer. Mr. Stevens represented approximately 700 members in seven townships, Jackson, Lawrence, Richmond, Rutland, Sullivan, Tioga and Ward in Tioga County.
Mr. Stevens is a long-time resident of Tioga County. He was born and raised in the area and attended Mansfield High School. After graduating from Meeker Business Institute he worked for a while at the American LaFrance Fire Co. in Elmira. He reports having started work at $14.30 a week. Mr. Stevens later worked for the Penna. Railroad out of Athens, Pa. as a brakeman. He later returned to the area to take up farming. With the help of his son-in-law Duane Updike, Mr. Stevens is still an active farmer at the age of 76. He as 60 head of cattle and milks 35. They are supported by the 183 acres he farms. He has been a member of Eastern Milk Producers for five years. Mr. Stevens had been farming for about ten years without electricity when he received power in 1937. One of his memories from those early days was an incident that happened while the line was still under construction. The line was being pulled through his pasture field. Upon completion of the day’s work the construction crew went home leaving the gate open. Later that night Mr. Stevens had to chase the cows home. One of the first uses Mr. Stevens put his power to was lights, 25 to be exact, for the barn. A milking machine and milk cooler were soon to follow. In the house the battery-operated radio was soon replaced as well as the gas-powered washing machine. Many things have changed in the past 40 years. According to Mr. Stevens, the plight of the farmer is still the same. “Farmers never have gotten what they should although many of the farms that were worked in 1936 are still being farmed today.”
Mr. Stevens and his wife, Odetta have been married six years. Between them they have eight children and numerous grandchildren. We pay tribute to this co-op member and loyal director. [ Buried in Watson - 1900-1982]

ROY STEVENS (SRGP 74888)
Services for Roy Stevens, 73, of Mosherville, were held at the Vickery Funeral Home, Jan. 7, the Rev. Owen Barrett officiating. Interment was in Roseville Cemetery. Mr. Stevens died at his home on Jan. 4, 1969. He had been failing in health for some time.He was a member of the Daggett Methodist church and the Jobs Corners Grange, and had been a lifelong resident in the Moserville area, well known as a farmer. Surviving are daughters, Mrs. Richard Burgess of Troy, Miss Carol Stevens of Mosherville, bother L. D. Stevens, Roseville; grandson Richard Burgess, Jr. of Troy.


STONE - Smith, Nora E. (Stone)
Age 99 of the Green Home Wellsboro, Pa, formerly of RR2 Millerton, Pa, died Tuesday, November 3, 1997 at the Green Home. She was born June 5, 1898 in Chemung, Co., NY, a daughter of Fred J. and Edith M (Cook) Stone. She was a member of the Roseville Independent Baptist Church and a 75 year member of the former Jobs Corners Grange. Nora is survived by daughters and sons-in-law, Myrtle and Gerald Kennedy of Roseville, Pa, Geraldine and Judson Brewer, of Millerton, Pa; sons and daughters-in-law, Warren and Harriet Smith of Millerton, Pa, Wilbur F. and Irene Smith of Millerton, Pa; Daughter-in-law E. Pearl Smith; 12 grandchildren and 35 great-grandchildren and 38 great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Walter H. Smith in 1964, son, Boyd Smith in 1989, daughter, Iva Smith and three grandsons. Friends are invited to call on Wednesday, November 5, 1997  from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 PM at the Scureman Funeral Home, Inc. 130 S. Main St. Mansfield, Pa. Funeral services Thursday November 6, 1997 at 2 pm at the funeral home, with Rev. Eugene Charsky, Pastor of the State Road Baptist Church and Rev. Dr. James Bellamy, Pastor of the Roseville United Methodist Church, officiating. Burial will be in Watson Cemetery, Roseville, Pa.

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STOUT - ALMA M. COPP:(SRGP 64832)  Mrs. Alma M. Copp, aged 64 years, life resident of Rutland Township, Mansfield, Pa., widow of Lewis Copp died Tuesday, Aug. 18, 1953. Mrs. Copp was a member of the Roseville (Pa.) Methodist Church and Tioga Valley Grange. She is survived by one son, Lester Copp of Rutland; one daughter-in-law, Mrs Francis Copp of Jersey Shore, Pa., two grandsons, James Copp of Jersey Shore and Ronald Copp of Rutland; one uncle; several cousins. Funeral services were held Friday at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Arthur Marshall officiating. Burial was in Watson Cemetery, Rutland

STOUT, Herbert, (SRGP 23093) 69, of Elmira, NY, died Wednesday, April 3, 1985 at the Arnot Ogden Hospital, Elmira, NY. Born Aug. 6, 1915 in Roseville, Tioga County, PA, he was the son of Jonah and Katie Phillips Stout. He was employed with the former General Electric Foundry in Elmira, NY for over 30 years. Surviving are: two sons, Gerald Stout of RD3, Columbia Cross Roads and Ronald Stout of Jersey Shore, PA; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held at the Vickery Funeral Home, Troy, PA on Friday, April 5, at 2 p.m. with The Rev. Peter Hill officiating. Burial was in Watson Cemetery, Roseville, PA. - Article dated April 10, 1985.


STOUT - YORK, MRS. MILTON Jennie Stout (SRGP 6700)
 Mrs. Jennie Stout York, youngest daughter of Josephus Stout, of Roseville, diedat her home in Troy, Pa., on Monday, November 12, 1923. She was a great sufferer and death came as a relief, as she knew she could not recover.  She had made her plans for her funeral and they were carried out as she had wished.  Mrs. York was born in Roseville, Aug. 18, 1879, and lived her early years here.  She had been twice married; her first husband, Mr. Clarence Elliott, died in April 1914.  She is survived by her husband, her father, Josephus Stout, one sister, Mrs. Lillian Levey, and three brothers, Joe Stout, of Troy; Leon, of Canton, and Jonah, of Roseville.  The funeral was held at the Baptist church, Roseville, Thursday, November 15, preceded by a prayer service at her late home in Troy.  Rev. Orrie Crippen officiated.  John Benson sang two solos.  The pall bearers were Messrs. Harry Bond, Leon Reynolds, John Wilcox, Roy James, Roy Stevens, and Glenn Gould.  Burial was in Watson cemetery..

STOUT – JONAH A. STOUT, 92 of Roseville, died Wednesday, Sept. 5, 1962. Survived by wife, Mrs. Katie Stout; sons, Ernest of Eaugaville, FL, Harry of Rochester, Herbert of Roseville; 6 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; one great great-grandchild. Body at Shaw & Robena Funeral Home, Mansfield. Calling hours: today and Friday 7-9 pm. Funeral there Saturday at 2 pm, the Rev. Orey Crippen. Watson Cemetery, Roseville.

MRS. MILTON H. YORK
Troy, Pa., Nov. 13—Mrs. Milton H. York died at her home on Elmira Street Monday following a year’s illness. She was a patient sufferer. She is survived by her husband, a sister, Mrs. Levy of Roseville and two brothers, Joe of Troy and Leon of Canton. The funeral will be held Thursday afternoon at 12:30 o’clock from the Baptist Church at Roseville. Burial will be in the Roseville Cemetery. (handwritten on article Nov. 12, 1923)


STOUT, JOHN P. (SRGP 14523} [middle name is Truax]
 John P. Stout, 79, a blacksmith at Roseville, Bradford County, Pa. Many years, died this morning, Nov. 7, 1934, at 3:25 o’clock, at the family home in Roseville.  He is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Norman Williams at home; a grandson, John T. Williams; two great grandchildren, Thomas and Ruth Helen Williams; two sisters, Mrs. Lucinda M. King of Columbia Cross Roads, Pa., Mrs. Gertrude Sargeant of Troy, Pa.  The funeral will be held in the family home Friday at 2 p.m.  The Rev. Orey Crippen officiating.  Burial in the Watson Cemetery at Roseville, Pa.

JOHN P. STOUT (SRGP 74425) (Not on Burial List. Present in 1830 census)
John P. Stout. The funeral will be held in the family home at Roseville, Pa., today at 2 p.m. The Rev. Ora Crippen will officiate. Burial in the Watson Cemetery at Roseville, Pa.

STOUT, Linda  (SRGP 14527) - VON NOCKEN, MRS. LINDA
 Mrs. Linda Van Nocken, age 89, of Roseville (Mansfield RD 2) died Jan. 26, 1965 in the Blossburg Hospital.  Mrs. Van Nocken was born Dec. 6, 1875 in the same house in which she was living at the time of her death.  She never moved from that house during her entire life.  She was the daughter of David W. And Adrianne Thorpe Stout.  Surviving are son, Harry Van Nocken of RD 2; 4 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren.  Funeral will be held at Shaw & Robena Funeral Home on Friday at 2 p.m. with Rev. Orey Crippen officiating.  Burial will be in Watson Cemetery, Roseville.  Friends may call at the funeral home on Thursday 2 – 4 and 7 – 9. 


Lydia STOUT (SRGP 14530) RUTLAND WOMAN MEETS WITH HORRIBLE DEATH – IS BURNED TO DEATH IN HOME—ASSISTANCE UNABLE TO REACH HER
 One of the most horrible tragedies occurred last Thursday when the house in which Mr. and Mrs. Ed Thorpe, of Rutland, resided burned to the ground and Mrs. Thorpe, who was an invalid, was unable to get out and burned to death.   Mrs. Thorpe and her daughter, Mrs. Homer St. James, were alone in the house, their husbands having left but a few minutes before for Roseville on business.  The fire was discovered by the daughter, when upon opening the stair door the flames burst out into the kitchen, igniting the whole room.  Mrs. Will Kennedy, a neighbor, came quickly to the rescue, and opened the door and helped Mrs. St. James, who was nearly overcome, out of the door.   Assistance came as soon as possible, but Mrs. Thorpe was in her bedroom, and the help were unable in all their efforts to reach her, and she perished in the flames.  This is one of the most distressing occurrences in this vicinity, and the sympathy of the entire community is extended to this unfortunate family. The origin of the fire is not known.  There was nothing saved from the household furniture or any of the belongings.  Mrs. Thorpe was 71 years of age and had been an invalid for the past four years, because of a bad fall she had sustained.  The family are now staying at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Will Kennedy.  At the time this article was written searchers were unable to find any trace of the remains of Mrs. Thorpe


STOUT - SARGEANT, MRS. AMOS Melisssa Stout (SRGP 08598)
 Our quiet countryside was greatly saddened by the passing of our beloved citizen, Mrs. Melissa Stout Sargeant, at 11:30 p.m., Saturday September 18, 1926.  Although nearly 78 years old, Mrs. Sargeant was enjoying excellent health and an active life.  Her passing was as the setting of the sun at eventide.  Melissa Stout, daughter of John T. and Polly Stout, and one of ten children, was born in Rutland township, Pennsylvania, September 22, 1848.  Her education was obtained in the “little red school house”, and a pioneer home.  On March 18, 1865, the deceased was married to James F. Sargeant, of Sullivan county, Pennsylvania.  Her early married life was spent in a typical pioneer home on South Mountain, Sullivan county.  During those early years three sons, John, Royal and Levi, were born.  In 1873 the family moved to Rutland.  It was here that Calvin and the only daughter, Pearl, were born.  On December 15, 1913, Levi passed into the Great Beyond, there to await the coming of his mother.  Mrs. Sargeant was for more than sixty-one years a devoted wife and loving mother.  Many are the testimonials of her kindness and generousity; always extending a helping hand and cheering words to those in need, even at great sacrifice to herself.  For more than fifty years she had been an earnest conscientious member of the Rutland Baptist church.  The sermon was preached from John 11:28, “The Master is Come and Called for Thee.”  John Benson sang two touching solos.  Burial was in the family plot in the Watson cemetery.  She is survived by her husband, thre sons, John I., at home; Royal of Sylvania; and Calvin, of Gillett; one daughter, Mrs. Pearl Forrest, of Rutland; two sisters, Mrs. Gertrude Sargeant, of Troy, and Mrs. Lucinda King, of Columbia Cross Roads; one brother, John T. Stout, of Roseville; nine grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, and hundreds of lesser relatives and life-long friends.

 

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Peter STOUT, (SRGP 14502) 77, died at 7:45 p.m. Monday, Dec. 29, 1941, at his home in Roseville, Pa. Mr. Stout served as tax collector for many years. Besides his wife, he leaves a daughter, Mrs. Alma Copp at home; a sister, Mrs. George Kelly of Mansfield; two grandchildren, Francis Copp of Sayre and Lester at home; one great-grandchild, James Edward Copp at home. The funeral will be held at the family home Wednesday at 2 p.m.

 

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STRAIT Elizabeth L. Kunes

age 70, of Roseville, PA, died on Sunday, March 20, 2011 in The Green Home, Wellsboro, PA. Elizabeth was born on June 24, 1940 in Wellsboro, PA, the daughter of Virgil and Lillian (Root) Strait. She was married to Ralph W. Kunes.  Prior to her retirement, Elizabeth was employed for 26 years as a laborer with Paper Magic. She enjoyed flowers, animals, birds, walking, hiking and traveling.   In addition to her husband, Ralph, Elizabeth is survived by two daughters, Tammy Kunes of Apalachin, NY, Sherry Kunes of Wakefield, NC; a brother and sister-in-law, Edward and Peggy Strait of Wellsboro, PA, and two sisters and brothers-in-law, Edith and Larry Massicot of York, PA, and Pearl and Dennis Jackson of Roaring Branch, PA. She was predeceased by a brother, Earl Mellott.   A private memorial service will be held for the family at the Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Crematory & Monuments, PC, 637 S. Main Street, Mansfield, PA. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Elizabeth's memory to the Mansfield Food Pantry, Lambs Creek Road, Mansfield, PA, 16933. Burial will be in the Roseville Community Cemetery.  Wellsboro Gazette – March 22, 2011

DONALD STRAW (SRGP 5500)
 Donald Straw, 85, of Mansfield, PA, died October 6, 1992 at Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre. He was born March 21, 1907 in Goshen, PA, son of Harrison and Emeline Reed Straw. He was retired from PennDOT and farming.  He was a member of the Roseville United Methodist Church and Grange. Surviving is a son, Wayne of Ithaca, NY; daughter, Linda Dunkleberger, Mansfield, PA; brother, Willard of Curwensville, PA; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by his wife, the former Hazel Reynolds, in 1990. Funeral services were held October 9 at the Wilston Funeral Home in Mansfield with the Rev. James F. Bellamy officiating and burial to be in Watson Cemetery, Roseville. (TGR, Thursday, October 15, 1992)

EDGAR L. STRUNK
Edgar L. Strunk, 65, of Millerton RR 2, PA died Saturday, August 13, 1994 at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center in Elmira, NY. Born in Wapwallopen, PA on April 28, 1929, he was the son of David H. and Ruth Barnhard Strunk. He was a member of the Roseville Baptist Church and was an employee of Dairylea and Seneca Beverage for many years, retiring in 1991. He is survived by his wife of almost 37 years (August 25, 1994), the former Gertrude Crumm; a daughter and son-in-law, Patricia and Andrew Neville of Lake Luzerne, NY; a grandson; brother and sister-in-law, Thomas and Jean Strunk of Lounsberry, NY; sisters and brothers-in-law, Betty and John Heller of Danville, PA and Margaret and Claude Allis of Tampa, FL; sister-in-law, Lois Strunk of Tunkhannock, PA; several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by brothers, Robert and David. Funeral services were held August 17 (2 pm) at the C. Haines Scureman Funeral Home in Mansfield with the Rev. Ivan Mathewson and Stephen Serban officiating and burial to be at Watson Cemetery, Roseville, PA. (TGR, Thursday, August 18, 1994)

LEO E. SWAIN (SRGP 10781)
 Leo E. Swain Sr., age 80, of Roseville, Pa. died on Saturday, October 18, 1980 at his home. He was born May 14, 1900 in Corning, NY, the son of Edward and Agnes Dailey Swain.  He was a former employee of Dalrymple Construction Company at Elmira, NY. He is survived by wife, Gertrude Ebert Swain; one son, Leo Jr. of Lawrenceville RD 1; one daughter, Mrs. Merton (Ruth) Bailey of Pine City, NY; one sister, Mrs. Elizabeth ReCooper of Elmira, NY; 8 grandchildren; two great-grandsons. Funeral services were held at The Kuhl Funeral Home, Mansfield on Tuesday at 10 am with the Rev. James W. Garthoff officiating.  Burial was in the Roseville Cemetery.

Miss Belle SWEELY (SRGP 13427) of Roseville, Pa. Apr 29, 1950. Survived by sisters, Mrs. Grace  Welch of Binghamton, Mrs. Fay Brown of Millerton, Mrs. Jerome Benson of Roseville, brothers, Fred of Millerton and David of Mainesburg, Pa.; aunts, Mrs. Rose Martin of Omaha, Neb. And Mrs. E. E. Wiese of Lewisburg, Pa.; uncles, R. R. King of Jacksonville, Fla.; and C. M. King of Jacksonville, Fla; several nieces and nephews. The body was removed to the Shaw & Robena Funeral Home, Mansfield, and late his afternoon will be removed to the home of Mr. and Mrs. Jerome Benson of Roseville, where friends may call. Funeral Wednesday at 2:30 p.m. (DST) at the Roseville Methodist Church. Rev. Orey Crippen and Rev. Owen Barrett, Roseville Cemetery.

SWEELY - Carrie S. Brown, (SRGP 13428) age 81 of Millerton RD 2, Sunday Jan. 26, 1975 at the Arnot-Ogden Hospital, Elmira. Friends are invited to call at the Kuhl Funeral Home, Mansfield, Tuesday 2 to 4 and7 to 9 Funeral there Wednesday, Rev. Charles Stewart officiating. Burial in Watson Cemetery. She is survived by three sons, Thomas C. Brown of Millerton RD 1, Wilbur F. Brown of Millerton RD 2, John  S. Brown of Elmira; two daughters, Mrs. Frank (Donna)Enderle of Elkland, Pa., Mrs. Gilbert (Kathryn) Furman of Millerton RD 2; one sister Mrs. Grace Welch of Binghamton, N.Y.; one brother, David Sweely of Mansfield; 17 grandchildren; 27 great grandchildren. She was a member of the Roseville Methodist Church; member of Jobs Corners Grange. She was the widow of Fay Brown and was born March 10, 1893 in Rutland Twp., the daughter of Ira Curtin and Jane King Sweely.

DAVID H. SWEELY (SRGP 13426)
 MANSFIELD--David H. Sweely, 93, of Trask Trailer Court, died early Monday, Jan. 2, 1984, at his home. Born Sept. 7, 1890, in Rutland Twp., he was a son of Ira and Jane King Sweely. Mr. Sweely was a member of Roseville United Methodist Church. He retired in 1962 after 25 years of employment with Tri-County Rural Corp. A veteran of World War I, he served in both the Army and Marine Corps.  He was a member of Brooks-Flick American Legion, Troy. Surviving are his wife, the former Mary Alice Strange; two daughters, Mrs. Jane Hughes, of Orland Park, Ill, and Mrs. Janice Doner, of Columbia Cross Roads, four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. The funeral will be at 11 am Thursday at Scureman's, 130 South Main Street. Burial will be in Watson Cemetery, Roseville. The Rev. Edwin Green, his pastor, will officiate. Friends may call at the funeral home from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 pm Wednesday.  The family will provide the flowers.

NOTE OF THANKS
The family of David H. Sweely wish to thank relatives and friends and neighbors for their many acts of kindness shown to us since his passing. To the relatives who are always there, the friends who are countless and neighbors who always care –"We thank you." For the cards, phone calls, food, flowers, money, visits and personal kindness – we are grateful. To the Mainesburg Methodist and State Road Baptist Churches "Thank You." A special "Thank You" to the Troy American Post 49 for their concern and participation. Our thoughts are with you and our thanks to everyone is unending. Mary Alice Sweely, Richard & Janice Doner & family; Clyde & Jane Hughes and family.

SWEELEY - MRS. MAX L. (ELSIE) GARRISON
Elsie Marie Garrison, 93, of RD 2, Millerton (Daggett) died Thursday, Feb. 23 1984.  She was a 60-year plus member of Pomona Grange #30, Tioga county, and a member of the Jobs Corners Baptist Church. She was the wife of the late Max L. Garrison who died on June 19 1958. Surviving are: three daughters, Nelle Maxine Sands of Bergen, NY, Norma J. Baker of Gillett, and Mary Lou Garrison of Millerton; sister Irene Holcombe of Elmira, NY; brother William T. Sweeley of Roseville; four grandchildren; eight great grandchildren and five great great-grandchildren. Friends were invited to call at the Olthof Funeral Home, Elmira, N.Y. on Saturday, Feb. 25, 1984 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. with funeral services there Sunday, Feb 26 at 2 p.m., with the Rev. Kenneth McElwain officiating. Burial was in Watson Cemetery, Roseville.

FRED SWEELY (SRGP 11396)
 Fred Sweely, 72, of Millerton RD 2, died Friday, Jan. 6, 1961.  He was a member of the Roseville Methodist Church, Friendship Lodke F&AM, Zebulum Royal Arch Chapter, Williamsport Consistory and Tioga Valley Grange. Survived by wife, Mrs. Cora Sweely; daughters, Mrs. Arvine Allen of Wellsboro, Mrs. Dominic Cacciotti of Elmira; sons, Keith of Mansfield RD 2, and Leigh of Tioga; brother, David of Mansfield; sisters, Mrs. Grace Welch of Binghamton, Mrs. Fay Brown of Millerton RD 2, Mrs. Jerome Benson, Massfield RD 2; 13 grandchildren.  Funeral services were held at the Shaw & Robena Funeral Home, Mansfield, Monday at 1 pm, the Rev. Orey Criypen officiated.  Burial was in Watson Cemetery, Roseville.
 

SWEELY - MRS. MAX L (ELSE) GARRISON: (SRGP 42643)  Elsie Marie Garrison, 93, of RD 2, Millerton (Dagett) died Thursday, Feb. 23, 1984. She was a 61-year plus member of Pomona Grange #30, Tioga County, and a member of the Jobs Corners Baptist Church. She was the wife of the late Max L. Garrison who died on June 19, 1958. Surviving are: three daughters, Nelle Maxine Sands of Bergen, N.Y., Norma J. Baker of Gillette, and Mary Lou Garrison of Millerton; sister, Irene Holcombe of Elmira, N.Y.; brother, William T. Sweeley of Roseville; four grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren. Friends were invited to call at the Olthof Funeral Home, Elmira, N.Y., on Saturday, Feb. 25, 1984 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. with funeral services there Sunday, Feb. at 2 p.m. with The Rev. Kenneth McElwain officiating. Burial was in Watson Cemetery, Roseville.

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SWEELY - IRENE S. HOLCOMBE (SRGP 18804)
 Irene S. Holcombe, 94, of Elmira, NY died Monday, April 18, 1994 at the Chemung County Nursing Facility. Irene was born on July 14, 1899 in Roseville, PA, the daughter of James Mack and Emma (Knorr) Sweely. Irene was employed as a beautician in Elmira for many years and operated the Dermal-Way Beauty School. She was a member of the DAR and Alert Chapter #648 OES for over 70 years. She is survived by her son, Alfred Holcombe of Elmira, NY; daughters, Barbara Hoover of Pine City, NY, Nancy (Donald) Paine of Waterloo, NY; brother and sister-in-law, William and Margaret Sweely of Roseville, PA; 11 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; friends, Genevieve and John A'Brunzo of Elmira. She was predeceased by her grandson, Jonathan Holcombe and son-in-law, Cove C. Hoover. Funeral services were held at the Olthof Funeral Home in Elmira, NY, on April 21 with interment to be in Watson Cemetery in Roseville, PA. Those wishing may make contributions to the Roseville United Methodist Church Memorial Fund, RR 2, Box 1878, Mansfield, PA 16933. (TGR, Thursday, April 21, 1994)

KEITH F. SWEELY (SRGP 11313)
 MANSFIELD--Keith F. Sweely, 64, of Mansfield RD 2, died Tuesday, Oct. 27, 1987, in Troy Community Hospital following an extended illness. He had been a director with the former Mansfield School Board, and was a former Agway committeeman.  He had been a dairy farmer for most of his life, and also was a former employee of Elmira Rug, Elmira, NY. He was a member of Elk Run United Methodist Church, Elk Run. In addition, he was a member of East Sullivan Grange 821, and the Pomona State Grange. Born Oct. 3, 1923, in Rutland Twp., Tioga County, he was a son of Fred and Cora Leisinring Sweely. Surviving are his wife, the former Emma Bryant; two sons and daughters-in-law, Roger and Susan Sweely of Mansfield, and James and Emily Sweely of Millerton; two daughters and sons-in-law,  Phyllis and Martin (Mickey) Curren, also of Millerton, and Linda and Joel Clawson, of Ithaca, NY; a brother and sister-in-law,  Leigh and Pat Sweely of Tioga; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Jeanette and Arvine Allen, of Wellsboro, and Marciel and Merle Holton, of Elmira, NY; mother-in-law, Mrs. Edith Bryant of Mansfield; six grandchildren, Joseph and Tricia Sweely, Rebecca and Jay Clawson, and Carl D. and Mick O'Conners; and several nieces and nephews.  The funeral will be at 11 am Saturday, Oct. 31 at Scureman's, 130 South Main Street.  Burial will be in Watson Cemetery, Rutland Twp, Roseville. The Rev. Robert Stump, his pastor, and the Rev. Ira Hindman, pastor of Covington Church of Christ, Disciples, will officiate. Flowers were furnished by the family. Friends may call at the funeral home from 6 to 9 pm Friday.  Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society or the Mansfield Ambulance Association.

 SWEELY - BENSON, MARY E.  (SRGP 13429)
     Age 77 of Mansfield RD 2, at the Arnot Ogden Hospital, Saturday, August 17, 1974.  Friends are invited to call at the Kuhl funeral Home, Mansfield, Sunday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral there Monday 1 p.m. Rev. Charles Stewart of Roseville, Pa., officiating.  Burial in Roseville Cemetery.  Survived by one daughter, Mrs. Sidney (Marian) Powlison of Mansfield RD 2; two sisters, Mrs. Grace Welch of Binghamton, N.Y., Mrs. Carrie Brown of Millerton, RD; one brother, David Sweely of Mansfield RD; four grandchildren , Kenneth, James, Richard and Arthur Powlison; four great grandchildren.  She attended Roseville United Churches and was the widow of Jerome Benson.  Born August 14, 1897 in Roseville the daughter of Curtin and Jane King Sweely.

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Age 103, Dies Nov. 10 
Mrs. Nellie May Benson, age 103, of Roseville died on Saturday, November 10, 1979, at the Chemung County Nursing Facility. A long-time resident of Roseville, Mrs. Benson was born Nellie May Sweely on  June 3, 1876, in Williamsport and moved to Roseville with her parents when she was two years old. She graduated from the Mansfield Normal School, Later known as Mansfield State College and taught in a one-room schoolhouse at Lawrence Corners for $16 a month. In 1903 she married John Benson, a farmer. He died in April, 1962. For the past six years, Mrs. Benson has resided with one of the surviving sisters, Mrs. Irene S. Holcombe of Elmira, NY. Another sister is Mrs. Elsie Garrison of Millerton, and William T. Sweeley of Roseville is a brother.

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 Mrs. Benson was a charter member of the Roseville Methodist Church founded in 1913 and the organizer of its True Blue Class. Funeral services were held on Monday afternoon with the Rev. Harry B. Krause officiating.  Burial in the Watson Cemetery at Roseville. Memorials may be made to the Roseville United Methodist Church Building Fund. (Note from Joyce - A More complete obit wil be presented here soon)

SWEELY - THERESA S. GOULD: (SRGP 13766) Theresa S. Gould, age 88, of Roseville, Pa. died Saturday, August 24, 1968 in the Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro. Funeral service was at the Shaw and Robena Funeral Home Mansfield, on Tuesday at 11 A. M.  Rev. Orey Crippen officiated. Burial was in Watson Cemetery, Roseville. Survived by husband, Glenn Gould; daughter, Mrs. Helen Tucci, Las Vegas; granddaughter, Lana Tucci, Las Vegas; brother, William Sweely, Roseville; sisters, Mrs. Nell Benson, Roseville, Mrs. Ella Gates, Oxford, New York, Mrs. Elsie Garrison, Millerton, RD, Mrs. Irene Holcombe, Elmira; several nieces and nephews.
 

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W. LEONARD SWEELEY (SRGP 18861) Mike
 W. Leonard Sweeley, 82, of Millerton RD 2, Pa., Saturday, Mar. 9, 1957.  He was a member of Union Lodge, F&AM, of Thomaston, Conn.  Survived by sister, Mrs. John Benson of Mansfield RD 2, Mrs. Maude Werner of Snedekerville, Pa., Mrs. Glenn Gould of Rutland, Pa., Mrs. Ellen Gates of Oxford, NY, Mrs. Max Garrison, of Millerton, RD 2, Mrs. Irene Holcombe of Elmira; brothers, William T. Sweeley of Elmira, J. Mack Sweeley of Millerton, RD 2. Funeral at Shaw and Robena Funeral Home Thursday at 1 pm, Rev. Orey Crippen officiating.  Burial in Watson Cemetery, Rutland. 

Photo Mike Sweely with neice Nancy Holcombe

WILLIAM T. SWEELEY (SRGP 18805)
 William T. Sweeley, 93, of Roseville, died Thursday, Oct. 12, 1995 at home. He was an avid sportsman who loved to watch baseball. He was retired from Sears Roebuck Co. with 37 years of service. He was a life member of the Elmira Elks Lodge # 62 and a member of the Roseville United Methodist Church. Preceding him in death was a grandson, Randall Rothermel, and a son-in-law, Glen Rothermel. Surviving are his wife of 73 years, Margaret; a daughter, Betty V. Rothermel of Elmira, NY; a grandson, William T. Rothermel of Laguna Niguel, Calif; great-grandsons, Paul R. and Steve W. Rothermel of Laguna Niguel, Calif; several nieces and nephews. Calling hours were held Sunday, Oct. 15 at the Olthof Funeral Home in Elmira, NY. Funeral services were held there Monday, Oct. 16. Burial was made in the Roseville Cemetery. Donations may be made to the Roseville United Methodist Church Building Fund, RR2, Box 1878, Mansfield, Pa. 16933. A sincere thanks to Barbara Hoover for her care and concern in Margaret and Bill's time of need.
 

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