|Mansfield PA and Richmond Township in Tioga County PA|
||In the lower picture the school is pictured in 1928 with the old Brick School that had been the high school and the gym addition.. The picture at left shows the old school in the right background with the new gym addition in front. The old school was eventually torn down. In its place now stands the larger part of the present High School. The gym addition remains as the auditorium. .|
Mansfield High School Graduates
This information was taken from the 1938 school year book. Joyce M. Tice has added supplemental information.
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|SURNAME||FIRST NAME||YEAR||ADDRESS in 1938||OCCUPATION||SPOUSE NAME||SRGP||Life Years||Cemetery|
|ACKLEY||Rexford||1929||421 Wayne St., Johnstown, Pa.||83315||1913-2007||[California]|
|BARDEN||Lila||1929||111 McColly St., Ligonier, Pa.||Carl Bell|
|BARDWELL||Ruth||1929||Columbia Cross Roads, Pa.||Howard L. Shaylor||11547||1910-1982||Columbia Valley|
|BARNES||Mildred||1929||463 Riverside Ave., Elmira, NY|
|BEMENT||Sara E.||1929||R D., Lawrenceville, Pa.||Victor Fish|
|BENSON||Esther||1929||Rutland, Pa.||Teacher||13472||1909-1994||Watson Cemetery|
|BESANCENEY||Theodore||1929||Camptown, Pa.||Teacher||Erdene Inscho||65833||MSTC 1933||1912-2008||Oakwood Cemetery|
|BOLT||Evelyn||1929||600 Lake St., Elmira, NY||[Registered Nurse]||Fred Kingsley||33067||1911-1992||Peter & Paul, Elmira|
|BRACE||Kenneth L[eroy]||1929||Canton, Pa.||[Dorothy Patterson]||20545||1911-1982|
|BRACE||Frances M.||1929||Liberty, Pa.||Teacher||[Ernie Vosburg]||02125||1911-2004||Oakwood Cemetery|
|COLE||Mary||1929||Westtown, NY||Wellington Wheeler||39460||1911-1997||Tioga Couonty Memorial Gardens|
|COLONY||Robert||1929||R D 5, Montrose, Pa.||14762|
|COPP||Francis||1929||519 Stevenson St., Sayre, Pa.||Teacher||[Esther Potter]||65760||1911-1948||Watson Cemetery|
|COREY||Lillian||1929||Canton, Pa.||Philip Isaacs||78672||1909-1991||Park Cemetery, Canton|
|COVENEY||Dorothy||1929||60 Gramercy Park North, Apt.2 N1, NYC||American Airlines|
|CRIPPEN||Alton||1929||Rutland, Pa.||Teacher||[Lois E. Palmer]||08025||1913-1961|
|DIETSCHE||Margaret||1929||8 Elizabeth St., Utica, NY||Better Business Bureau|
|FOULDS||Natalie||1929||202-1/2 Arch St., Meadville, Pa.||Cortland Chilton|
|GEIGER||Marion L.||1929||Veterans' Hospital, Bath, NY||Nurse||79266||1911-1967||Prospect Cemetery|
|HARVEY||Homer||1929||Tioga, Pa.||[Mildred Casselberry]||45798||1910-1983||Evergreen Cemetery|
|HENDRICKS||William J.||1929||Mansfield, Pa.||Bakery||[Jennie Cox, Hilda Barden]||03602||1908-1980||State Road Cemetery|
|HITCHCOCK||Pearl Glenna||1929||Mansfield, Pa.||Ingute Wells||05312||1911-1949||Prospect Cemetery|
|HULSLANDER||Harold||1929||Mainesburg, Pa.||Ruth VanHorn||08105|
|JERALD||Mary Boyd||1929||Dalmatia, Northumberland Co., Pa.||Home Ec. Teacher|
|JUPENLAZ||Gertrude||1929||Mansfield, Pa.||22773||1912-2000||Prospect Cemetery|
|JUSTIN||James||1929||R D 1, Mansfield, Pa.||Margaret Smith||05370||1911-1972||Prospect Cemetery|
|KRIVSKY||Frank||1929||Altoona, Pa.||Music Supervisor|
|MAHONSKE||Caroline||1929||R D 2, Covington, Pa.||Leroy Whittaker|
|MARSH||Jack||1929||Mansfield, Pa.||[Ruth Hughes]||65459||1911-1982||Prospect Cemetery|
|McCLURE||Louise||1929||Snedekerville, Pa.||Gerald Kennedy||26526||1912-1973||Watson Cemetery|
|NARES||Charles||1929||Mansfield, Pa.||86140||1911-1989||Prospect Cemstery|
|OLDROYD||Dorothy||1929||R D., Pine City, NY||Edward Casper||14747||1911-2002|
|PALUSO||Josephine||1929||305 E. Front St., Plainfield, NJ||Edgar Baker|
|PHELPS||Esther C.||1929||Liberty, NY||Clarence Brown|
|PRECIT||Cora||1929||255 Lyons St., Elmira, NY||James Beckwith||54499|
|SHAW||Lester||1929||Mansfield, Pa.||12911||1911-1981||State Road Cemetery|
|TANNER||Helen||1929||Blossburg, Pa.||Franklin Smith||36122|
|TICKNER||Helen||1929||Troy, Pa.||William Bradford||39406||1912-1952||Jobs Corners|
|WEAVER||Doris||1929||Liberty, Pa.||Henry Mase|
|WELLS||Ingute||1929||Mansfield, Pa.||[Pearl Hitchcock, Irene Traub}||02641||1911-1986||Prospect Cemetery|
|WHITTAKER||Grace||1929||R D 2, Covington, Pa.||Sidney Connelly||36115||1910-1963||Covington|
|WILLIAMS||Kathryn||1929||Mansfield, Pa.||Office Work in Elmira, NY|
|WILSON||George||1929||Portage, Pa.||Music Supervisor|
|YORK||Alice||1929||Sayre, Pa.||John Purkiss||06703|
|Rexford Ackley||Lila Barden||Ruth Bardwell
|Sara Bement||Esther Benson
|BESANCENEY - Theodore “Ted” Besanceney, age 96, [SRGP 65833] Mansfield, PA, died Wednesday, March 26, 2008. Ted was born February 27, 1912 in Blossburg, PA, son of Charles Wesley and Myrtie (Hart) Besanceney. He was the husband of the late Erdene (Inscho) Besanceney. In his youth, he assisted on the family farm and worked in the Rattler Mine in Morris. He played football, basketball and baseball at Mansfield High School and went on to play varsity football, baseball, basketball and wrestled at Mansfield State Teacher’s College, where he graduated in 1933 with a BS in Math and Science. He also received his Masters in Education from Bucknell University and completed graduate courses at Duke University. Ted was a dedicated educator and coach for 40 years. From 1933-1935 he taught in a one room schoolhouse at State Road and from 1935-1938 he taught math and coached at Camptown. From 1938-1945 he was the principal in Genesee, PA, where he also started the volunteer fire department. Beginning in 1945, he was assistant principal, teacher and coach at Mansfield High School and from 1955-1973 served as principal at Mansfield High School. Ted also coached basketball for a year at Mansfield State College.|
St. Peter & Paul Cemetery, Elmira
BOLT - Evelyn B. Kingsley, 81, of the Villa Serene Apartments, Elmira Heights, NY, died Friday, Oct. 2, 1992, at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center, Elmira, NY. Born July 30, 1911, she was the daughter of Thomas and Elizabeth Wilkins Bolt. She was a member of the First Baptist Church. She was retired from the Arnot Ogden Memorial Hospital as a registered nurse. Preceding her in death was her husband, Fred J. Kingsley, in 1972. Surviving are a son and daughter-in-law, Paul and Bernadette Kingsley of Horseheads, NY; a daughter and son-in-law, Elizabeth and Robert Marsh of Elmira Heights; special niece, Lettie Brace of Mansfield; six grandchildren, Paula Harrison, Eileen Dean, Rebecca Liotino, Robert Marsh Jr., Brenda Kelley and Belinda Marsh; seven great-grandchildren. A memorial service will be held Wednesday, Oct. 7, at the First Baptist Church of Elmira at 2 p.m. The Rev. Claudine Crooks will officiate. Burial well be made at St. Peter and Paul’s Cemetery at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the First Baptist Church of Elmira, 121 West Church St., Elmira, NY 14901 or to the Arnot Ogden Medical Center Foundation Inc., 600 Roe Ave., Elmira, NY 14901. - Wellsboro Gazette, October 7, 1992
|Kenneth [Leroy] Brace
|BRACE - VOSBURG Listed on 04/30/04 Frances B. (SRGP 2125) Age 93, of Berthoud, CO, and formerly of Mansfield, PA, died onWednesday, April 28, 2004, at the McKee Medical Center in Loveland, CO. Frances was born on March 20, 1911 in Richmond Twp., a daughter of Harry and Lucy (Tanner) Brace. She was the wife of the late Ernest K. Vosburg. Frances was a graduate of the Mansfield Normal School (Mansfield University). [Should say Mansfield State Teachers College for a date after 1927]|
COLE MARY [SRGP 39460] - WHEELER, MARY
Age 85, formerly of Cherry Flats, PA, died June 7, 1997 at Sonogee Estates, Bar Harbor, Maine, where she was a resident. She was the wife of the late Wellington R. Wheeler, who diedi n 1985. She was born on November 24, 1911 in Mansfield, a daughter of Thomas and Jesse (Cleveland) Cole. She is survived by three sons and daughters-in-law, Donald and Marilyn Wheeler of Brooklyn, NY and Bar Harbor, Maine, Thomas and Eunice Wheeler of Santa Way Point, New South Wales, Australia, Raymond and JoAnne Wheeler of Troy, Alabama; one daughter and son-in-law, Dorothea and Robert McFarland of East Quogue, NY; 12 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; 3 brothers, Harry Cole of Mansfield, Alston Cole of Calif, Cassius Cole of Maryland; two sisters, Harriet Colegrove of Mansfield, PA, Luella Townsend of Palmeto, FL; several nieces and nephews. A private memorial service will be held at Tioga Co. Memorial Gardens, Charleston Twp, Wellsboro, PA. Scureman Funeral Home, Inc. 130 S. Main St. Mansfield, PA is handling the arrangements.
|Dorothy Coveney||Alton Crippen
|Margaret Dietsche||Natalie Foulds||Marion Geiger
HARVEY - Homer Harvey, 72, of Cowanesque St., Tioga, died Sunday, May 22, 1983, at his home following a prolonged illness. Born Nov. 28, 1910, in Van Etten, NY, he was a son of Harry and Alice Dunbar Harvey. He was a member of United Trinity Presbyterian Church at Tioga. A 1929 graduate of Mansfield High School, he was employed as a mechanic at Reynold’s Garage in Tioga for 50 years. Surviving are his wife, the former Mildred Casselberry; two daughter, Mrs. Loren [Shirley] Dunham of Kutztown, and Mrs. Patrick [Bonnie] Sullivan of RD2, Mansfield; a son, Kenneth of Tioga; seven grandchildren, and a great-grandson. The funeral was held Wednesday, today, at 11 a.m. at the Kuhl Funeral Home, Mansfield. Burial was in Evergreen Cemetery at Tioga. The Rev. Wallace Wilson, his pastor, officiated. Memorial donations may be made in Mr. Harvey’s name to the building fund of the United Trinity Presbyterian Church. - Wellsboro Gazette, May 25, 1983
|Harold Hulslander||Mary Boyd Jerald|
HENDRICKS ---- WILLIAM J. HENDRICKS, 71, of Middlebury Center, formerly of Mansfield, died Wednesday, May 7, 1980, in Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre. He was born December 25, 1908, in Mainesburg, a son of Edson and Katy Mae Tuttle Hendricks. He was a member of the Covington Baptist Church. He was a veteran of World War II. Surviving are his wife, the former Hilda Barden; two sisters, Mrs. Ruth Geiger, of Mansfield, and Mrs. Floyd Miller of Sharon, and two brothers, Howard of Shillington, and Robert, in Long Island. The funeral was held Saturday in the church in Covington. Burial was in State Road Cemetery, Mainesburg. The Rev. John Truax, his pastor, officiated. ---- Wellsboro Gazette, 14 May 1980, p.12 [Photo on 1927 Yearbook page]
HITCHCOCK - Mrs. Pearl Glenna Wells, aged 37 years, of Mansfield, died April 26 . Surviving are her husband, I. J. Wells; two children, John and Lenda; her parents, Mr. & Mrs. L. W. Hitchcock, of Mansfield; two brothers, Russell Hitchcock, of Johnson City; Wendell, of Mansfield, and a sister, Mrs. Arlene H. Decker of Mansfield. The funeral was held Thursday; burial in Prospect cemetery, Rev. David Griffiths officiating. - Wellsboro Agitator, 4 May 1949
|Caroline Mahonske||Jack Marsh
Marsh, Jack H.
Jack H. Marsh, 70, of 184 North Academy St. Mansfield, died Monday, Aug. 16, 1982, in Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro, where he had been a patient for two weeks. Born in Stroudsburg on Dec. 6, 1911, he was the son of Norman and Edna Puterbaugh Marsh. He graduated from Mansfield State College with a BS degree and graduated from Columbia University, NYC, with a MA degree. A veteran of World War II, Mr. Marsh was a member of the Mansfield Veterans of Foreign Wars Post. He also was a member of Friendship Lodge 247, F&AM, Mansfield. He retired as the golf professional at the Corey Creek Golf Club, Mansfield, in 1977. Surviving besides his mother of Mansfield is his wife, the former Ruth Hughes. A private funeral was held today, at the Kuhl Funeral Home, Mansfield. Burial was in Prospect Cemetery. The Rev. Linda Leibhart, pastor of St. James Episcopal Church officiated.
|Josephine Paluso||Esther Phelps|
NARES - Charles H. Nares, [SRGP 86140] 77, of Troy died Saturday, July 1, 1989. He was a 1929 graduate of Mansfield High School where he played basketball, football and baseball. He also enjoyed bowling and pitching horseshoes. In the milk business for over 50 years, he was a milk inspector for Dairyman’s League, Troy Dairy Farm and Eastern Milk Producers. Surviving are his wife, Helen Cease Nares; daughters, Mrs. James (Sylvia) Carery of Amoka, Minn. And Mrs. David (Bonnie) Morgan of Montrose; sons, Richard Nares of Moravia, NY, Jack Nares of Mansfield and Donald Nares of Rochester, NY; stepdaughter, Mrs. Walter (Rae Ann) Kakrotz of Elmira Heights, NY; sisters, Sarah Nares of Wellsboro and Mrs. Patrick (Connie) Cunningham of Springfield, Va.; brother, Kenneth Nares of Bath, NY; and several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Private services will be held at the convenience of the family. The Rev. Jasper Smith will officiate. Burial will be made in Prospect Cemetery, Mansfield. Arrangements were handled by Vickery Funeral Home, Troy. Memorial contributions may be madein his name to Troy Ambulance Association, PO Box 13, Troy, Pa. 16947 - Wellsboro Gazette, 5 July 1989
OLDROYD, DOROTHY KASPER
Dorothy Kasper, age 90, Columbia Cross Roads, PA, died Friday, April 19, 2002 at home. Dorothy was the daughter of the late Henry and Mildred Baker Oldroyd. She was born in Roseville, PA on September 24, 1911. Dorothy was a member of the Roseville United Methodist Church. She was a past member of Rebekahs and a former member of the DAR. She is survived by sons, Leroy (Linda) Kasper of Columbia Cross Roads, PA, Laurence (Diane) Kasper of Elmira, NY; grandchildren, Mary (Sandy) Higgins of Blossburg, PA, Peggy (Dan) Benedict of Allentown, PA, Bryan (Laurie) Kasper of Columbia Cross Roads, PA, Bradley (Kathleen) Kasper of Columbia Cross Roads, PA, Laurie Young of Pine City, NY, Kathy (Andy) Mrcus of Jim Thorpe, PA, Marty Kasper of Roseville, PA; two step-grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren and four step-great-grandchildren; brother, Rex (Isabelle) Oldroyd of Roseville, PA; brother-in-law, Barnard Kasper of Venice, FL and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Edward C. Kasper in 1990 and brother, Judson Oldroyd in 1924. Memorial donations may be directed to the Roseville United Methodist Church, RR 2, Box 1655, Mansfield, PA 16933 or the Guthrie Hospice, RR 1, Box 154, Towanda, PA 18848. Arrangements were by the Olthof Funeral Home in Elmira, NY.
|Cora Precit||Genevieve Schanbacher||Lester Shaw
also in 1930 Yearbook
|Doris Weaver||Ingute Wells
|INGUTE (STUB) J. WELLS (SRGP 02641)
Age 75, of 121 N. Main St., Mansfield, Pa., Wednesday, December 24, 1986 at Soldiers and Sailors Hospital, Wellsboro, Pa. At his request there will be no visitation hours. Funeral services will be held, Friday, at 11 am., at the First United Methodist Church, Mansfield, Pa. The Rev. James T. Dawes officiating. Burial Prospect Cemetery, Mansfield, Pa. Funeral arrangements by the Scureman Funeral Home, Mansfield, Pa. The family will furnish the flowers, those wishing may make donations to the First United Methodist Church of Mansfield, pa. Survived by his wife, Irene; daughters, Mrs. Lenda (David) Case of Mansfield, Pa. and Mrs. Lucinda (Steve) Zientek of Mechanicsburg, Pa. sons, John Wells of Forksville, Pa., Terry Mudge, and David Mudge both of Mansfield, Pa. James Mudge of East Amherst, N.Y.; 11 grandchildren; brother Frances Wells of Wellsboro, Pa. He was a partner in the Wells & Goodall garage, Mansfield, Pa. for over 50 years. He was a member of the First United Methodist church, Mansfield, Pa. and the Prospect Cemetery Association. A charter member and past president of the Mansfield Kiwanis Club, and had been a charter member of the Mansfield Lions Club. He was a former member of both the local and state School Boards. He was born, May 30, 1911, in Richmond Township, Tioga County PA. to Samuel and Lena McConnell Wells.
[1948 Mansfield High School Yearbook photo]
|Kathryn Williams||George Wilson||Alice York|
A group of jolly High School girls caught my attention a few days ago. Laughing and merry they were, but then, joviality is a true characteristic of High School students. When I saw this group so thoroughly enjoying themselves, it brought back to mind the “wonderful” days we spent at M. R. H. S.
I remember the fun we participated in, the work we did, and the dreams we dreamed and it is these dreams that we dreamed, or rather lived, that I am most interested in.
The aims of the High School pupil are exceedingly high. It is well that this is so. But what are aims if there is not the proper expenditure of time, energy and material. As John Oxenham has put is:
“To every man there openeth a high way and a low, and every man decideth the way his soul shall go.”
To many of the Alumni life tasks have opened. Others are still spending days in higher schools of learning, but wherever the Alumni members are, I am sure they join with me in saying to the class of ’29, “May your most cherished dreams be realized.”
Ellsworth Edgerton is teller in the First National Bank at Monterey Park, Los Angeles, California.
DeEtta Brace has completed her training at the Robert Packer Hospital at Sayre, Pa., and is doing special work at that same hospital.
Sarah Bates is Supervisor of Music in the High School at Liberty, N. Y.
Naomi Jaquish is Supervisor of Home Economics in Lancaster, Pa.
Wells Gould is teaching in Erie, Pa.
Dorothy Simmons is taking a course in Laboratory work at the Post Graduate Hospital, New York City.
Mr. and Mrs. Edward Smith are teaching at Beaver Falls, Pa.
There are no finer people than the people in your own home town, hence each town should put forth every effort to keep its young people within its own borders. The following are members of the Alumni who hold positions, or are engaged in or around Mansfield: Leigh Davis, Sheffield Cook, Howard Davis, Theodore Borden, Bryan Husted, Warren Davies, Gussie Jupenlaz, Helen Jupenlaz, Warren Miller, Elizabeth Bates, Frederick Burnham, George McClure, Ruth Hendricks, Donald Baldwin, Maryon Farrer.
Reed Benson is principal of the Wyalusing High School.
Kathryn Dorsett is teaching in New Albany, Pa.
The following Alumni are attending the Mansfield State Teachers College: Allene Allis, Agnes Chamberlain, Lillian Cummings, Hilda Cleveland, Doris Benson, Helen Beach, Lelia Brace, Anna Doughton, Margaret Doughton, Carol Eighmey, Amy French, Harriet French, Verna Fuller, Genevieve Hager, Mary Howe, Louise Jerald, Helen Jones, Matilda Jupenlaz, Frances Lent, Tena Marvin, Leah Merrick, Agnes McCausland, Lorena Mudge, Phyllis Owen, Louise Palmer, Stella Precit, Dorothy Rose, Renabelle Smith, Mary Treat, Dorothy Van Dusen, Regina Van Dusen, Dorothy Webster, Beatrice Wood, Merle Woodard, Ellsworth Allis, Leo Allis, Ray Austin, Harry Beach, Fred Bennett, Harold Brace, Kenneth Brace, Merrill Broderick, William Blanchard, Maurice Cruttenden, Willard Ehlers, Alfred Gould, Carlton Harkness, Clifford Jenkins, Harold Baynes, DeLancy Hotalen, Theodore Hager, Laurence Hubbard, Fred Jupenlaz, Francis Kelly, Paul Miller, Herman Obourn, George Palmer, Gordon Powers, Edward Dorsett, Denzel Rose, Daryl Shaw, Harland Sherman, Lloyd Straughn, Ward Wheeler, Ernest Vosburg, Richard Wilson, Mary French, Eloise Powers.
Maurice Starkey is Supervisor of Music in Cohoes, N. Y.
Jay Baldwin is in Boston working for Maine & Co., of Pittsburgh.
Celia Cleveland has a position in Ulster, Pa., teaching Music and English.
Florence Cleveland is Music Supervisor in Halifax, Pa.
Lewis Dorsett is principal of the Charleston High School.
Ruth Decker is an instructor in the Lucy Webb Hayes School in Washington,