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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

LISTINGS FROM THE 1938 MANSFIELD HIGH SCHOOL YEARBOOK , "MANSCRIPT" Prior to 1913, not a pupil had graduated from a four year high school course in Mansfield. The course was narrow and only the few who wanted to go on to college stayed for the new high school course. The enrollment was sixty four for four years of high school in 1914. In 1913 a class of three graduated in a three year course and in 1914, a class of seven in a four year course. Not all of the following addresses were verified. A question mark has been added in cases of extreme doubt. In a few instances, no information was available.

This information was taken from the 1938 school year book. Joyce M. Tice has added supplemental information.

We now have a local history museum in Mansfield representing the area in and naer Manfield.
Visit the History Center on Main Street at 83 North Main Street. We also have a locaton at 61 North Main Street.
Regular hours are noon to 3 T, W Th or by appointment.
Planning a Reunion? Be sure to include a visit to the History Center to see our Blue and Gold Room, Displays of yearbooks and ALL the graduates of this school. We like to have Welcome Home Receptions for our returning Mansfieldians.

If you have obituaries for classmates, parents siblings, that we have not includedon the class pages, please send them to us.

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Class of 1930
in 1938
ALGER Robert 1930 Box 304, New Iberia, La Well Surveying Co.  
AMBROSE Cyrus 1930 Ainuchee, Ga. Attending College  
BAILEY Frances 1930 333 W. Broad St., Hazleton, Pa.   Rudolph Hotalen, [Raymond Shay] 17068
BARDWELL Evelyn 1930 R D 1, Troy, Pa.   Lyle Smith 03669 1913-2010 State Road Cemetery
BENNETT Arthur 1930 Wheelerville, Pa. Teacher
BENSON Marie 1930 404 S. Main St., Horseheads, NY   Dana R. Burt
BROWN William J. 1930 633 Gray St., Williamsport, Pa.    
BROWN Thomas 1930 515 Morley Place, Elmira, NY   [Jeanette Westlake]  18677 1911-2002 Watson Cemetery
CADY Hugh 1930 Mansfield, Pa. Preston's Store   1911-1992 Prospect Cemetery
CARPENTER Helen 1930 109 Main St., Penn Yan, NY   Haddeau
CHAMBERLAIN Harold B. 1930 Mainesburg, Pa.   Eloise Smith 03671 1910-2002 State Road Cemetery
COLES Stacy 1930 c/o John J. Hall, Columbia Univ.,NYC Teacher 21695 MSTC 1934 1913-1996
COOK Arland 1930 Troy, Pa. Pharmacist Dorothy Brown  14237 1911-1984 Glenwood Cemetery
COOK Rexford 1930 Mansfield, Pa. Cleaning Establishment Rebecca Simmmons, Christine Clark  14238 1910-2002 Champlin Cemetery
COREY Arthur 1930 R D 2, Mansfield, Pa.     79500
DIETSCHE Helen F. 1930 Mansfield, Pa.    
FRELIGH Ruth 1930 Box 186, Stoneboro, Pa.   D. Lee Mohney
FRENCH Edith 1930 Box 155, Nashville, Tenn. George Peabody College  
GARRISON Nellie 1930 Box 55, Leonardsville, NY Home Ec Teacher William Sands  42644 1912-1996
GEIGER Elmer 1930 Mansfield, Pa.   Ruth Hendricks 32985 1909-1943 Prospect Cemetery
HAGAR Fordyce 1930 Mansfield, Pa.     24756 1912-2000 Tioga CMG
HAGER Frederick 1930 Mainesburg, Pa.    
HAGER Raymond 1930 Mansfield, Pa.    
HARKNESS John 1930 Cambridge, NY Presbyterian Minister  
HUBBARD Wilda 1930 Mansfield, Pa. Teacher, Charleston   35899
JERALD Esther 1930 Mansfield, Pa. Teacher, Tunkhannock   83328 1912-2011
JOHNS Winthrop 1930 114 Beechwood Ave., Boundbrook, NJ Research Corp   13730 1912-
JUPENLAZ Louise 1930 684 Broadway, Rochester, NY    
KNOWLTON William 1930 Sonestown, Pa. Teacher   27496 1912-1992
LENT Merrill 1930. Mansfield, Pa    1915-1981
MUDGE Viola 1930 R D 1, Mansfield, Pa.   Eldred Bartoo 03562 1912-1956
OBOURN Elizabeth 1930 1129 Bridge St., Philadelphia, Pa.   John Maynard
OWEN Elvira 1930 Doster, Mich. Kelloggs Pine Lake Camp  
PALMER Ailen 1930 2166 N. W. Irving, Portland, Ore   K. A. Tyler 94480 1912-1996 Montana
PARKER Byron 1930 Mansfield, Pa. Works in A & P Store  
PHELPS Vivian 1930 Mansfield, Pa.   Fred Bennett 12038
ROSE Leone 1930 4 Regina Ave., Bellmore, L.I. NY Teacher [Dr. Leone Roselle NYC 1995]  21719 1913-
SEYMOUR Stanley 1930 Mainesburg, Pa. Teacher Mary Delphine Welch 03571 1913-1991 State Road Cemetery
SMITH Eleanor L. 1930 Y.W.C.A., Williamsport, Pa.   [Herbert White]  23127 1909-2006
STAUFFER Marleta 1930 Mainesburg, Pa.   Welch Harvey 04294 1913-1975 Mainesburg Cemetery
SIMMONS Frank 1930 Deceased     92498 1912-1932 Prospect Cemetery
VANDUSEN Margaret 1930 Naples, Fl   Joe Weeks
YOUMANS Ruth 1930 1503 Maple St., Sayre, Pa.   Ruth Schrader
Photos from 1930 Manscript - Yearbook of Mansfield High School
Robert Alger Frances Bailey Evelyn Bardwell
Wellsboro Agitator, April 13, 1938, p.1
Receives Appointment
Robert Alger [SRGP 40714], son of Prof. & Mrs. Hugh Alger, of Mansfield, has signed a contract with the Schlumberger Well Surveying Corporation, which has its world headquarters in Paris, France. The head office of the corporation in this county is in Houston, Texas, where Mr. Alger received his appointment. He is a graduate of the Mansfield Senior High School  and State Teachers College and in January was graduated from the Missouri School of Mines.

BARDWELL, Evalyn - Evalyn B. Smith, age 97, formerly of Mainesburg, PA, died Friday, October 15, 2010 at Broad Acres Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Wellsboro, PA. Evalyn was born July 14, 1913 in Sullivan Township, a daughter of George and Ella (Gardner) Bardwell. She was the wife of Lisle Thomas Smith who died in 2003. Evalyn was employed as an office manager at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital before her retirement. She was an accomplished piano player, a member of the former Canoe Camp Church of Christ, Disciples and the Elizabeth Rebekah Lodge #291 since 1947. Evalyn is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Gerald and Barbara Smith of Williamsport, PA; a daughter and son-in-law, Maxine and Randall Mills of Wellsboro, PA; nine grandchildren, numerous great grandchildren and several great great grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband, Lisle, and a sister, Ruth Shaylor. Family and friends are invited to call on Tuesday, October 19, 2010 from 10:00 A.M. to Noon at the Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Crematory & Monuments, PC, 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA. Funeral services will follow at Noon at the funeral home with the Pastor Chris Shafer officiating. Burial will be in State Road Cemetery, Sullivan Twp. Memorial donations may be made in Evalyn's name to the Mainesburg United Methodist Church, Rt. 6, Mainesburg, PA 16932, or the American Macular Degeneration Foundation, P O Box 515, Northampton, MA 01061-0515. - Elmira Star Gazette, October 17, 2010

Arthur Bennett Marie Benson William J. Brown
Thomas Brown
Helen E. Carpenter Hugh Cady
BROWN - Thomas Curtin Brown, age 91 died on Thursday, May 9, 2002, at home surrounded by his loving and caring family. He was born May 7, 1911 in Sullivan Township, PA, the son of the late Fay B. and Carrie Sweely Brown. Thomas was so pleased to make it to his 91st birthday on Tuesday. In 1934 he married Jeannette Westlake. They have enjoyed 67 wonderful years of life and love together. He was a 1930 graduate of the Mansfield High school. While attending Mansfield, he was first employed by his grandparents, Curt and Jane Sweely on the family farm in Roseville, PA. Upon his graduation, he worked for E.E. Schmick Ice Cream on Broadway Street, Elmira, NY from 1930-1940. "Tom" as he was affectionately known, was the first to bottle homogenized milk in Elmira in 1935. During WW II, in the 40's he worked for the Eclipse and Maple Farms. From 1946-1976 he was employed by the Chamberlains Dairy in Elmira, NY. Upon his retirement he worked as a security guard for the A & P Plant and for Corning, Inc. "Tom" was the past president of the Millerton volunteer Fire Department serving 2 consecutive terms. He was very active in the local Boy Scouts of America and served on the Northern Tioga School Board. He enjoyed chaperoning the dances at the Fire Department for the High Schoolers. In his spare time, he was interested in and enjoyed reading biographies of past presidents. He was an avid fan of the Williamson and Elkland Basketball teams and was pleased to attend any of their games with his close friend "Si" Simons. His survivors include his beloved wife, Jeannette; loving children, Russell T. (Shirley) Brown; Joanne C. Weir; Douglas F. (Charlotte) Brown; Barbara J. Fisher; Thomas Curtis (Bernadette) Brown; sisters, Donna Enderle and Katherine Furman; brother, Jack Brown; along with 13 grandchildren; 16 step-grandchildren; 10 great grandchildren; several nieces, nephews, cousins and many close friends. Predeceased by his brother Wilbur in 1983. Family and friends are invited to call at the Olthof funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira, NY on Saturday, May 11, 2002 from 1-3 and 6-8 PM and on Sunday from 1-2 PM. funeral Services will be held at the conclusion of calling hours on Sunday at 2: 00 PM. The Rev. Douglas Hodge will officiate. Interment will take place at the convenience of the family in the Watson Cemetery in Roseville, PA. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be directed to the Millerton volunteer Fire Department or to the Jackson Center Methodist church. - Source - Olthof Funeral Home obituary

 Hugh W. Cady, 81, of 7 1/2 North Main St., Mansfield, died Monday, Oct. 26, 1992, at home. Born Feb. 2, 1911, in Jobs Corners, he was the son of William R. and Maude Baity Cady. He was a member of the Mansfield Chamber of Commerce. He owned and operated Cady's Mens Stores in Westfield and Mansfield from 1953 until retiring in 1976. Preceding him in death was his wife of 54 years, Martha Budnick Cady, on Sept. 20, 1986, and grandson, Alan Cady, on Aug. 22, 1978. Surviving are two sons and daughters-in-law, Philip D. and Shirley Cady of Lemont and John and Diane Cady of Mansfield; two daughters, Marilyn Kemp of Mount Pleasant Gap and Alice Kelly of Mount Dora, Fla.; six grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; one sister, Alice Magor of Oakmont; several nieces and nephews; special friends and care-givers, Richard and Susan Roe of Mansfield. Friends may call at the Scureman Funeral Home, 130 S. Main St., Mansfield, on Wednesday, Oct. 28, from 7 pm to 9 pm. Services will be held there on Thursday, Oct. 29, at 11 am with the Rev. Ira Hindman officiating. Burial will be made in Prospect Cemetery, Mansfield. Flowers would be appreciated or memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimers Association or to Mansfield University Foundation Adult Basic Education Program.

Harold B. Chamberlain
Stacy J. Coles
Arland B. Cooke
               Harold Chamberlain, 91, of Mansfield, died Wednesday, July 24, 2002, at the Green Home, Wellsboro.   Born Nov. 12, 1910, in Mainesburg, he was the son of Albert and Neva Bartlett Chamberlain.  He was a member of the Bakersburg Community Church and was an avid outdoorsman. He enjoyed spending time with his family, gardening and golfing  and was a retired farmer.  Preceding him in death were his wife Eloise Smith Chamberlain and one son, Richard Chamberlain.  Surviving are two daughters and sons-in-law, Ann and Herbert Gusitsch of Mansfield, Carol and William Van Orden of Bellefonte; one daughter-in-law, Phyllis Kennedy Chamberlain; eight grandchildren; four great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Calling hours will be held Saturday, July 27 from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the  Scureman Funeral Home, 130 South Main St., Mansfield.  Services will immediately follow calling hours at 11 a.m. with Pastor Dave Dressler officiating.  Burial will be made in the State Road Cemetery, Mainesburg.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Bakersburg Community Church, Mainesburg, Pa. 16932.

Mansfield Advertiser, 29 September 1948, p.1 Mansfield Man Receives Presidential Certificate of Merit

Dr. James Stacy Coles [SRGP 21695], Son of Mr. & Mrs. Edwin S. Coles, of this Place is Honored 

Dr. Robert H. Cole, associate professor of chemistry, and Dr. James Stacy Coles, assistant professor and executive officer in the chemistry department at Brown University were among several New England scientist to receive the Presidential Certificate of Merit at a Joint Army-Navy presentation ceremony this week at the University Club in Boston. The awards were presented in recognition of outstanding service performed by these men during World War II in connection with the Underwater Explosives Research Laboratory [National Defense Research Committee] at Woods Hole, Massachusetts. 

Dr. Coles was a member of the Woods Hole staff from 1943 to 1946, after which he spent three months as a Navy technician in the European Theater investigating foreign work on all phases of explosive research. He came to Brown in 1946 as an assistant professor of chemistry and was made an executive officer of that department in December, 1947. A native of Mansfield, Dr. Coles was graduated from Columbia University in 1936 and later received his Ph.D from that University, having taught at both the College of the City of New York and at Middlebury College before becoming a member of the National Defense Research Committee. He received his B.S. from Mansfield State Teachers College in 1934. He is a member of Phi Lambda Epsilon [honorary chemical fraternity]. Sigma Xi, the American Chemical Society, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the New York Academy of Sciences, the American Statistical Society, and the American Physical Society.  


Wellsboro Gazette, July 6, 1977
New York City Executive Honored at Mansfield College
Dr. James Stacy Coles president of the New York City based Research Corporation was honored as the outstanding alumnus at Mansfield State College during the institution's 109th annual Alumni Day activities recently. Dr. Coles was cited for "significant contributions to society and devoted service in assisting mankind to know a better life." Dr. Coles was presented the College's most coveted alumni honor, the Distinguished Alumni Award, by Dr. Swinsick, dean of the School of Education and a 1957 graduate of the College. In other alumni business conducted by the Honorable Robert M. Kemp, president of the Mansfield Alumni Association, three directors were named to the Alumni Board and a representative to the Mansfield Foundation, Inc was selected. Kemp a 1949 graduate of the College, serves as presiding judge of Tioga County. The directors elected to a three year term expiring in June 1980 were John Muto, Blossburg, Basil Harris, Galeton and Leon Lunn of Mansfield. Dr. Thomas Allis a dentist from Collegeville, Pa. was elected as a representative of the Alumni Association to the Mansfield Foundation. Lunn and Mrs. Marcella Hyde of Canton are already serving in that capacity. Dr. Coles, a native of Mansfield, heads a multi million dollar foundation which supports research in the natural sciences through grants to colleges, universities and scientific institutions. He has been president of Research Corporation since 1968 and has been a director of Research Cottrell Inc. - the parent organization of Research Corporation - since 1958. After graduating from Mansfield State in 1934 Dr. Coles earned AB, AM and Ph D degrees from Columbia University where he serves as trustee of Columbia Press. At Brown University in Providence, RI, he was a professor of chemistry and acting Dean of the College during his last year at that institution. He left to become president of Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine, a position he held for fifteen years. A former director of the American Council on Education Dr. Coles was also chairman of the Advisory Commission for the Higher Education Study of the State of Maine. He was a National Science foundation Delegate to the Indo American Conference on Chemical Education in India in 1969. Currently Dr. Coles is director of Chemical Fund Inc., one of the largest mutual funds in the United States. He is a director of Penwalt Corporation and Edo Corporation as well as trustee at large and Treasurer of Independent College Funds of America. Dr. Coles serves as a trustee of the American Savings Bank and is a member of the Committee on International Exchange of Scholars under the National Academy of Sciences. Last fall Dr. Coles was named to the Board of Directors of the Mansfield Foundation Inc., a non profit corporation developed to assist programs at the College.

Wellsboro Gazette, December 23, 1937
Mansfield Editor's Son to Wed New York Girl
Mr. & Mrs. Arthur B. Reed of Port Washington, Long Island, announce the engagement of their daughter, Miss Martha Louise Reed, to James Stacy Coles, son of Mr. & Mrs. Edwin S. Coles of Mansfield. Miss Reed was graduated from Barnard College last June, and is a bacteriologist in the New York laboratory of Alexis Carrel. Mr. Coles graduated from Columbia in 1936, and is teaching in the college of the City of New York,

COLES - Word has been received here of the June 12 [1996] death of Dr. Stacy Coles, who grew up in Mansfield. He died in a nursing home on Cape Cod. Further details are unavailable at this time. - Wellsboro Gazette, June 19, 1996

COOKE, ARLAND B.,    Private services for Arland B. Cooke, 72, Troy, were held at the convenience of the family, with Rev. Garry Zuber officiating.  Interment was in the Glenwood Cemetery.  Mr. Cooke died Saturday, June 30, 1984 at the Robert Packer Hospital.  He was born Oct. 14, 1911, in Rutland, Pa., the son of Otis and Lettie Seeley Cooke.  He was a member of the Troy United Methodist Church, member and past president of the Troy Lions' Club.  He was a very active Mason, belonging to the following groups; Trojan Masonic Lodge 306 F & AM, Troy Royal Arch Chapter 261, Towanda Scottish Rite, Northern Commandery 16, Knights Templar Towanda, Williamsport Consistory.  He was also a member of the Pedigraft Club, Sayre.  Arland was an avid traveler and enjoyed photography.  He has a keen interest in history and geography.  Mr. Cooke was a pharmacist owning and operating Cooke's Drug Store in Troy for 43 years until his retirement in 1975.  He is survived by his wife of 44 years, Dorothy Brown Cooke; sons and daughters-in-law, Jeffery and Judy Cooke, Queensland, Australia and James and Joanne Cooke, Fort Meade, Maryland; grandson, Christopher; granddaughters, Jamie Lee and Katie Lou; sisters, Erma Crumm, Millerton, Evelyn Guardino, Elmira; brother, Rexford, Westfield; sister-in-law, Anne, Louisianna; several nieces and nephews.  Memorials may be directed to the American Heart Association.  (TGR July 5, 1984)

Rexford O. Cooke
Arthur Corey Helen Dietsche
COOK, Rexford O. Age 91, of Westfield, PA, died Friday, January 25, 2002 at Drake's Personal Care Home, Galeton, PA. He was born May 6, 1910 in Roseville, PA, the son of Otis & Lettie Seely Cook. On June 3, 1972 he married Christine Clark Lewis in Cumberland, MD. He graduated from Mansfield High School. He was in the clothing business for many years in Westfield, PA and he assisted his wife at Cook's Variety Store in Westfield, PA. He belonged to Westfield Lodge #477 F. & A.M. & the Coudersport Consistory for over 50 years. He was a member of the Westfield United Methodist Church, the Westfield Historical Society & the Dads of the Knoxville V.F.W #6753. Survived by his wife of 29 years, Christine C. Cook; sons, Fred (Donna) Cook of Aiken, SC and Greg Cook of Ellington, SC; step-daughters, Bonnie (Gerald) Pierce of Wellsboro, PA, Karen (Frank) Shutter of Honeoye, NY and Debbie Losey of Knoxville, PA; step-son, Robert (Lynne) Lewis of Elkland, PA; sister-in-law, Dorothy Cook of Troy, PA; 3 grandchildren, 8 great grandchildren, 8 step grandchildren, 10 step great grandchildren; 2 nieces and 2 nephews. He was preceded in death by brothers, Arland & Sheffield Cook & sisters, Irma Crumm & Evelyn Guardino. A Memorial Service will be conducted Tuesday at 11:00 AM at the Westfield United Methodist Church. Rev. DR. James F. Bellamy, OSL, officiating. Burial in Champlin Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Westfield United Methodist Church.
Ruth Emma Freligh Edith C. French Nelle M. Garrison
Elmer Geiger
Fordyce Hagar
Frederick Hager
GEIGER - E. Geiger Killed Wednesday
While Working on Transformer Near Westfield
Elmer Geiger, aged 38 years, serviceman for the Tri-County Rural Electric Co-operative Association, was killed at 1 p.m. Wednesday as he was working on a line two miles west of Westfield. Geiger was installing a transformer when the accident happened, details of which are not known. Several doctors from the area attempted to revive the serviceman for six hours, before finally pronouncing him dead. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Ruth Hendricks Geiger; two sons, Franklin and John; his mother, Mrs. Marie Geiger, and a sister, Marion, of Bath. Funeral services were held Saturday, Rev. Lester Schaff officiating; burial in Prospect cemetery at Mansfield. - Wellsboro Agitator, 12 May 1943

HAGAR - FORDYCE J. HAGAR, 87, of Mansfield, PA died March 10, 2000 at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro, PA. Born April 12, 1912 in Mansfield, PA, the son of the late Claude and Jennie (Bly) Hagar, he was a U.S. Army Veteran of World War II and served in the Normandy Invasion. Mr. Hagar was retired from the Mansfield Post Office where he was a mail carrier for over 28 years. He was a member of the Cherry Flats Baptist Church. He was a life member of the Mansfield hose Company and a charter member of the Mansfield Ambulance Association; a member of the Covington Odd Fellows and the Mansfield V.F.W. Post 6747. Surviving are his wife, Barbara J. (Barrowcliff) Jones Hagar, Mansfield, PA; sons, John "Jack" M. Hagar, Midland, TX; Larry Hakes, Pueblo, CO; daughter, Joanne Hagar, Corapolis, PA; step-children, Lonnie (Rose) Jones, Inverness, FL; Robert (Darlene) Jones, Wellsboro, PA; Bill Jones, Millington, TN; Cindy Ammerman, Troy, PA; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren; brother, Claude "Bill" (Esther) Hagar, Montoursville, PA; sister, Ina Hagar, Wellsboro, PA; several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by eight brothers and sisters. Funeral services were held March 14, at the Scureman Funeral Home, Inc., South Main St., Mansfield, PA with the Reverend Richard Kruger officiating. Interment was in Tioga County Memorial Gardens. Memorial contributions may be directed to the Cherry Flats Baptist Church Building Fund, RR1 Box 174, Mansfield, PA. -Elmira Star Gazette. [Wellsboro Gazette, March 15, 2000]

Raymond Hager John Harkness Wilda Hubbard
Esther Jerald
Winthrop Johns Louise Jupenlaz
William Knowlton Merrill Lent
Viola Mudge
Elizabeth Obourn Elvira Owen Aileen Palmer
Miss Elvira Owen, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. R. D. Owen, of Mansfield, has gone to Battle Creek, Mich., where she will enter the Battle Creek College of Nursing. Miss Owen was graduated from Mansfield Senior High School in June. [Wellsboro Agitator 13 AUG 1930]

Aileen Palmer

Montana, County Births & Deaths, Jefferson County 1978-2003
Aileen Nellie Tyler - b. 23 January 1912, Farmington Township, Tioga County, PA; d. 27 March 1996, Jefferson County
Montana Death Certificate; Cause - Congestive Heart Failure + Sepsis + Ruptured Diverticulosis
Died at Residence - 30 Court Circle Drive, Clancy, Montana 59634; Married - Surviving spouse - Kenneth Tyler
Occupation - Registered Nurse; Education HS graduate + 3 years of college
Parents - Charles Locey Palmer + Wilda Leadbetter
Informant - Dr. Kenneth Tyler, P.O. Box 287, Clancy, Montana 59634
Burial - St. Ann's Cemetery, East Helena, Montana


Byron Parker Vivian Phelps Leone Rose
Stanley Seymour
Frank Simmons Eleanor Smith
 Stanley A. Seymour, 78, of RD 1, Mainesburg, died Friday, Dec. 20, 1991, at the Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro. Born July 28, 1913, in Sullivan Township, he was the son of Ernest and Mary L. Richmond Seymour. He was a lifelong member of the State Road Baptist Church.  He was a retired school teacher, having taught for 40 years in area schools, and was a dairy farmer in Mainesburg for many years. Surviving are his wife of 57 years, Mary Delphine Welch Seymour; one son and daughter-in-law, R. Duane and Marilyn Seymour, of Mainesburg; two daughters and sons-in-law, Linda and Ronald Farrell of Mansfield, and Marcia and Gilbert Romaine, of Laurel, Md; eight grandchildren, four great-grandchildren; three step-great-grandchildren; one sister, Doris Bullard, of Horseheads, NY; and one sister-in-law, Alta Seymour, of Benton Center, NY. Calling hours were held at the Scureman Funeral Home, 130 South Main Street, Mansfield, on Sunday, Dec. 22 at 1 pm. Services were held at the funeral home on Monday, Dec. 23, with the Rev. Benjamin E. Nevin, pastor of First Baptist Church, Mansfield, officiating. Burial was made at State Road Cemetery in Mainesburg. Memorial donations may be made to the State Road Baptist Church, Mainesburg, Pa. 16932.

SIMMONS, Frank W., Jr. [SRGP 92498] – The death of Frank W. Simmons, Jr., last Wednesday was a decided shock to Mansfield people. Having lived here since he was three years old, graduating from the High School in 1930, and always going about his duties so pleasantly and politely, he had earned a high degree of the respect of the citizens. Frank W. Simmons, Jr., met death by his own hand at Rollins College, Winter Park, Fla., about noon, Wednesday, March 30th. President Hamilton Holt telegraphed his parents as follows: “ Am irrepressibly shocked and grieved at terrible tragedy that has befallen you and Rollins College. None of us can think of any reason for this, for the boy had fine scholastic record and was apparently having a successful life here, from every standpoint. Dean Engart will get in touch with you immediately, and will follow out your wishes in every particular. It there is anything I can do, please telegraph.” Even before Dr. Holt’s telegram had arrived, Dean Engart had gotten through by telephone and made known what had happened. Frank had gone into the room of one of his schoolmates in Rollins Hall, the dormitory in which he lived, obtained his friend’s revolver and used it. At his home there is equal inability as at Rollins, to advance any motive for Frank’s act. He had left home the previous Saturday morning, after his Easter vacation, wired his people Monday morning of his safe arrival on Sunday evening, and had written them Monday evening, giving details of his return trip, and saying he would write again the last of the week. It is one of the unexplainable tragedies of life. Frank was born at Williamsport, January 20, 1912, the son of Frank W. and Stella Lownsberry Simmons. He had just returned to Rollins College, Florida, where he was a Sophomore, after spending the Easter vacation with his parents at Mansfield, In his letter home he spoke of the fine time he had had at home and of his looking forward to coming home for the summer vacation. At Rollins College he was business manager of the college paper, the Sandspar, and had won the admiration of the college for putting the paper on its feet financially. He stood high in his studies, and the many telegrams and letters from students and teachers at Rollins gave testimony of the esteem in which he was held. James H. Ottaway, editor-in-chief of the Sandspar, wired: “Please accept sincerest sympathy from me as Frank’s co-worker and his sincere friend. Frank brought the paper form a very unstable financial condition to the best in its history. I miss him severely as friend and as co-worker.” The funeral held from the home of his parents last Saturday afternoon was largely attended and the floral tributes gave ample evidence of the esteem in which he was held. The Rev. Griffiths gave a beautiful service. Burial was in Prospect Cemetery. The following were the bearers: Frederick Simmons, Arthur Simmons, Bert Simmons, Will Simmons, John Harkness and Robert Alger. – Mansfield Advertiser, 6 April 1932, p.1


Eleanor S. Age 96, of Rock Stream, NY, died Monday, March 27, 2006, at Seneca View Skilled Nursing Facility, Montour Falls, NY. Friends may call from 3-6 p.m., Wednesday, March 29, at the Baird Funeral Home, 36 Water Street, Dundee. A funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Thursday, March 30, at the Rock Stream Presbyterian Church, Old Lake Road, Rock Stream, with Rev. Lucinda O´Leary, Rev. Marion Massecar and Rev. Judy White officiating. Burial will follow in Lakemont Cemetery, Lakemont, NY. Memorial contributions may be made to the Rock Stream Presbyterian Church, P.O. Box 786, Rock Stream, NY 14878. Eleanor was born May 13, 1909 in Sullivan Township, Pennsylvania, the daughter of the late Ross H. and Jennie Watson Smith. On January 1, 1934 in Elmira, she married the late Herbert J. White; he died on July 20, 1993. They moved to Rock Stream that same year to own and operate their own dairy farm, which they sold in 1969. Mrs. White was a very active member and Deacon of the Rock Stream Presbyterian Church, and a member of the Rock Stream Ladies Aid & Missionary Society. She is loved and will be dearly missed by three sons, Norman J. (Doris) White of Kennewick, WA, Edwin F. (Rev. Judy) White of Horseheads, David L. (Sandy) White of Hickory, NC; twin daughters, Fay W. (Thomas) McIlroy of Elmira, and Kay E. (John) Shepard of Rock Stream; a sister, Claribel (Karl) Margeson of West Chester, PA; ten grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, several nieces, nephews, step grandchildren, and step great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by a brother, Leaman Smith in 2000; and a randdaughter, Carolyn Marshall in 2001.

Marletta Stauffer
Lester Shaw
also in 1929 Yearbook
Margaret VanDusen
Mainesburg Cemetery
STAUFFER - Marletta J. Harvey, age 61, of Mainesburg, died Tuesday, Nov. 11, 1975 at her home. She was born Dec. 7, 1913, in Mainesburg, a daughter of Gordon and Gladys Brainard Stauffer. Surviving are her husband, Welch W. Harvey; mother, Mrs. Gladys Stauffer; daughter, Mrs. Richard [Jeanne] Wise of Mansfield; two sons, Gordon of Mainesburg and Lee of Mansfield, RD#3; brother, Byron Stauffer of Mansfield; and seven grandchildren. She was a member of the Mainesburg United Methodist Church, Secretary of the Sullivan Township Supervisors, and had been a postal clerk at the Mainesburg Post Office for 13 years. Funeral services were held Friday at the Kuhl Funeral Home in Mansfield, with Rev. Allan Shumway, her pastor, officiating. Burial in the Mainesburg Cemetery. - Wellsboro Gazette, November 20, 1975

     Lester Carl Shaw, 69, of 375 N. Main Street, Mansfield died July 28, 1981 at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro.  Born November 18, 1911 in Richmond Township, he was the son of the late John H. Shaw and Mrs. Leda O. Shaw of the Carleton Nursing Home, Wellsboro.  He was a member of the Mansfield Presbyterian Church; Friendship Lodge F & AM, Mansfield; World War II Army veteran serving in Guadal-canal and the Pacific Theatre of Operations and a retired mail carrier with 43 years of service.  Mr. Shaw was a 1929 graduate of Mansfield High School, an avid sportsman who raised championship beagles and a member of the Prospect Cemetery Board.  Surviving are in addition to his mother, two sisters, Miss Martha E. Shaw of Philadelphia and Mrs. Esther Ferrer of Mansfield; three brothers, John H. of Milton, L.B. of East Syracuse, N.Y. and Edson of RD 3, Mansfield.  Friends are invited to call at the Kuhl Funeral Home, Mansfield Thursday, July 30, 1981 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.  The funeral will be held there on Friday, July 31 at 1:30 p.m. with The Reverend Benjamin Nevin officiating.  Burial will be in State Road Cemetery, Mainesburg.  Masonic services will be held at the funeral home Thursday evening at 8:45 p.m. by Friendship Lodge, Mansfield.

Of note from Burial Permit, cause of death, Acute massive myocardial infarction.

Ruth Youmans

1929 Mansfield High School Yearbook

Alumni News

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, D. C.
The History Center on Main Street, 83 N. Main Street, Mansfield PA 16933
Wellsboro Gazette, July 24, 1975
Thirty-Seven attend 1930 Class Reunion
The class of 1930, Mansfield High School, met in Fellowship Hall of the Mansfield Presbyterian Church on Saturday, July 19, 1975 to celebrate the forty-fifth anniversary of graduation. The Women's Association of the church, under the co-chairmanship of Mrs. David Cummings and Mrs. Donald Darnton, served a delicious banquet to thirty-seven members and guests. Enthusiastic greetings recalled the noisy teenage days of the group, some joining for the first time since 1930. Promptly at six-thirty, the Reverend John Harkness, President in 1930 of the class offered the blessing, after which the guests gave full attention to enjoyment of food and fellowship. Messages from absent members were read by John Harkness and class secretary Esther Jerald, added reminiscences to remarks from those present, recalling "the best years of our lives." Attending the affair were Cyrus Ambrose, Frances Bailey Shea, Evelyn Bardwell Smith & husband, Thomas Brown & wife, Hugh Cady & wife, Helen Carpenter Jenson, Harold Chamberlain & wife, Stacy Coles, Rexford Cook & wife, Ruth Freligh Mohney & husband, Fordyce Hagar & wife, John Harkness & wife, Wilda Hubbard Aylesworth & husband, Esther Adelaide Jerald, William Knowlton & wife, Byron Parker  & wife, Stanley Seymour & wife, Margaret Van Dusen Weeks & husband, Ruth Youmans Schrader & husband and faculty member, Gertrude Smiley Holst and Marion Gleckler.

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