|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..
|SURNAME||FIRST NAME||YEAR||ADDRESS in 1938||OCCUPATION||SPOUSE NAME|
|AYERS||Esther||1931||1822 Juniper St., Norristown, Pa.||Mahlon Merk||1913-1999||SSDI|
|BAILEY||Chester||1931||1509 Highland Ave., Louisville, Ky||Manual Arts Teacher||[Mary Godbey]||29838||MSTC 1935||1912-2015||Watson Cemetery|
|BARDEN||Donald||1931||Mansfield, Pa.||[Hilda Day]||83446||-1972|
|BARDEN||Lewis||1931||R D , Mansfield, Pa||80631||1913-1983||SSDI|
|BELKNAP||Connie||1931||Philadelphia, Pa.||Attends Sch.of Soc.Service|
|BENEDICT||Byron||1931||Mansfield, Pa.||Johnson's Garage||Eloise Benson||12823||1914-2000||Prospect Cemetery|
|BRACE||Eloise||1931||3508 8th Ave., Beaver Falls, Pa.||[Bernard Foster]||02126||1913-2005||Wysox Cemetery|
|BOYDEN||Elvin||1931||R D 5, Wellsboro, Pa.||1913-1995||SSDI|
|CHAMBERLAIN||Howard||1931||R D, Mansfield, Pa.||23115||1912-1945||Oakwood Cemetery|
|CLEVELAND||Velma||1931||R D 3, Mansfield, Pa.||16283||1913-1982||Prospect Cemetery|
|CORNWELL||Christine||1931||Bx 396 Graduate Club,160 Retreat Av.Hartford,Ct||32847||1914-1993||Prospect Cemetery|
|DAY||Hilda||1931||Mansfield, Pa.||Donald Barden, William Hendricks||80337||1913-1988||Prospect Cemetery|
|DOUD||Walter||1931||1502 Cambridge Rd., Ann Arbor, Mi||21728||1912-1979||SSDI ?|
|HAWLEY||Bernice||1931||Fannettsburg, Pa.||Home Ec. Teacher||87127||1913-1995||Oakwood|
|HENDRICKS||Howard||1931||Springville, Pa.||Principal of Schools||03604||1913-2001||SSDI ?|
|HUGHES||Marian||1931||2-1/2 Cone St., Wellsboro, Pa.||Cecil Robertson||65460|
|JERALD||Barbara||1931||640 Geary St., Harrisburg, Pa.||Nurse|
|JERALD||Lorena||1931||Mansfield, Pa.||Teacher, Waterford, Pa||[George Penno]||82779||1913-2004|
|KENNEDY||Mildred||1931||Box 727, International Falls, Minn.|
|MUDGE||Eldridge||1931||Mansfield, Pa.||Grocery Store Proprietor||Irene Traub||02583||1912-1950||Prospect Cemetery|
|McCONNELL||Richard||1931||Willis Ave., Johnson City, NY|
|RIEPPEL||Paul||1931||Mansfield, Pa.||Lena Lewis||08079||1911-2007||Tioga CMG|
|SALISBURY||Winfield||1931||509 South Cooper Ave., Lockwood, Ohio|
|SCHLAPPI||Adolph||1931||Mansfield, Pa.||Works Evans Chevrolet||[Cynthia Bahr]||57126||1912-1998||Sylvania Cemetery|
|SHAW||Esther||1931||Mansfield, Pa. (school, Binghamton NY)||Attend Beauty Culture Sch||[Vincent Ferrer]||12913||1913-1997||State Ropad Cemetery|
|SMITH||Wilson||1931||R D 3, Mansfield, Pa.||[Virginia Bastian]||76425||1911-1973||Prospect Cemetery|
|SMITH||Margaret||1931||R D 1, Mansfield, Pa.||James Justin||40156||1910-1985||Prospect Cemetery|
|STICKLER||Beatrice||1931||151 Baker st., Corning, NY||Adriance||08667|
|STRAUGHN||William||1931||Graycourt, Nyack, NY||Teacher||1913-2005 SSDI ?|
|TICKNER||Esten||1931||Washingtonville, NY||[Ruth Chasey]||42674||1913-1964|
|VANDUSEN||Mary||1931||114 Westmont Ave., Elmira, NY||Putnam Drake|
|WARTERS||Bertha||1931||Jackson Ave., Endicott, NY||Howard Hoskins|
|WHITTAKER||Doris||1931||Pakers Landing, Pa.||Dillard Stewart|
|2009 MU Alumni Weekend
Chester Bailey with university president, Dr. Maravene Loeschke. Chester was the oldest alum present - only member of MSTC Class of 1935
|Chester Bailey with Steve Orner, Joyce M. Tice and Barbara Bailey McConnell|
BAILEY, Chester Paul - Chester Paul Bailey, 102, of Mansfield, PA, passed away January 17, 2015, at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro. He was born April 29, 1912 in Mansfield, PA, the son of Leon & Lillie Kerzenmacher Bailey. Chester attended Mansfield schools, earned his Bachelor’s Degree from Mansfield University and an MA Degree from George Peabody College of Vanderbilt University. He served 5 years in the Quartermaster Corps of the US Army during WWII and achieved the rank of Lt. Col. He owned and operated the Mansfield Advertiser for 25 years. Chester was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Mansfield, and many community & fraternal groups. He is survived by a son & daughter-in-law, Paul & Debra Bailey of Mansfield, a daughter & son-in-law, Barbara & Robert McConnell Jr. of Mansfield, grandsons, Nathan (Shannon)Bailey of Bloomsburg, PA, Michael (Loryn) Folcarelli of Linden, PA, granddaughters, Rev. Teressa (Doug) Sivers of Oneonta, NY, Jennifer (Samir) Nawri, and Angela (Jeremy) Kennedy, all of Mansfield, & several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his wife of 69 years, Mary, in 2010. Friends are invited to a memorial service for Chester to be held Saturday, January 24, at 11:00 AM at the First United Methodist Church of Mansfield with Rev. Jonathan West, his pastor, officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Chester’s memory may be made to the First United Methodist Church of Mansfield 67 E. Wellsboro St. Mansfield, PA 16933, or the History Center on Main St. 83 N. Main St. Mansfield, PA 16933. – Wilston Funeral Home obit, January 18, 2015
Lewis R. Barden, Mansfield, dairyman, was reelected to a three-year term on the board of directors of Agway Inc., at the cooperative’s annual meeting, Oct. 18-19, in Syracuse, NY. The district which he represents includes 14 central Pennsylvania districts. A director since 1966, he has been a member of the Mansfield Agway store committee since 1949 and was its chairman from 1960-1971. Braden operates a 400-acre farm, maintaining 120 Holstein milkers and 65 young stock and raising forage crops. He is a member of several agricultural organizations including the Tioga County Agricultural Association, Pennsylvania Farmers Association, DHIA, the Grange, and Dairylea Cooperative. He also served as an elder of the Presbyterian Church.
Oakwood Cemetery, Mansfield
BARDEN - Lewis R. Barden, 69, of RD#1, Mansfield, died Monday, Jan. 10, 1983, in Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro, following a lengthy illness. Born at Coudersport on Feb. 2, 1913, he was a son of George and Lottie Randall Barden. He attended the Church of the New Covenant. Mr. Barden was a member of the board of directors and insurance board of Agway Petroleum. A retired farmer, he was a member of the North Elk Run Grange. He was a member of the Richmond Twp. Planning Commission and a past president of the Southern Tioga School Board. Surviving, besides his father, of RD#1, Mansfield, are his wife, the former Hazel Fleming; two sons, David, of RD#!, Mansfield, and Brian, of Mansfield; a daughter, Mrs. Phillip [Joan] Smith, of Tioga; a brother, Lyle, of RD#1, Mansfield, and six grandchildren. The funeral will be held at 3 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 13, at the Kuhl Funeral Home, Mansfield. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery. The Rev. Kenneth Meyer, pastor of the Church of the New Covenant, will officiate. Friends may call at the funeral home from 3:30 to 5 and 7-9 p.m. tonight, Wednesday, Jan. 12. - Wellsboro Gazette, January 12, 1983
BRACE, Eloise - Foster, Eloise B. Age 92, of 87 Curren Dr., Elmira,
NY. She was born January 8, 1913 in Mansfield, PA, daughter of the late
Harry and DeEtte (Tanner) Brace and died Monday, December 19, 2005, at
St. Joseph's Hospital. She was predeceased by her son, Bernard L. Foster,
Jr.; and granddaughter, Brenda Stevenson. Eloise is survived by her daughter,
Edna L. (Sue) Moss (husband, Luke); grandchildren, Barbara McClain, Chris
Moss (wife, Dana), and Sky Moss (wife, Rebecca), all of Elmira, Steven
Foster of Denver, CO, Jodi and Jami Foster, both of Longmont, CO; great-grandchildren,
Kevin, Roger, Anthony, Angela, Cass, Christen, James, Walker, Parker and
Tori; brother, Sterling Brace of Wellsboro, PA. Family and friends are
invited to visit Walter J. Kent Funeral Home, 858 Lake St. at Washington
Ave., Elmira on Thursday, December 22nd, from 10 a.m. to 12 Noon. Her funeral
service will be held at 12 Noon. Committal prayers and interment will follow
in Wysox Cemetery, Wysox, PA.
CLEVELAND, Velma M.
Miss Velma M. Cleveland, 69, of Mansfield, died Thursday, Nov. 11, 1982 at her winter home in Auburndale, Fla. Born June 16, 1913 she was the daughter of Homer and Lena Preset Cleveland. She was a member of Canoe Camp Church of Christ(Disciples). Miss Cleveland was a member of Friendly Home Circle and North Elk Run Grange, RD Mansfield. Surviving are a sister, Miss Hilda Cleveland with whom she lived. The funeral was held Monday at the Kuhl Funeral Home, Mansfield. Burial was in Prospect Cemetery.
Prospect Cemetery, Mansfield--------- MHS 1931
CORNWELL - Christine J. Cornwell, 79, of 272 South Main St., Mansfield, died Sunday, March 7, 1993, at Troy Community Hospital, Troy. Born Jan. 5, 1914, in Mansfield, she was the daughter of Elmer G. and Grace McConnell Cornwell. She was a member of the Holy Child Catholic Church. She was a lifetime member of the Tioga County Historical Society. She was a veteran of the U.S. Navy Nurse Corps in World War II. She was a nursing consultant for the National Red Cross Staff from 1940 to 1943 and taught at Overbrook School for the Blind from 1954 to 1972. Surviving are one brother, Kenneth Cornwell of Lusby, MD, and one sister, Olive Lambert of Ulysses. Fiend may call at the Haines Scureman Funeral Home, 130 S. Main St., Mansfield, on Thursday, March 11, from 7 to 9 p.m. There will be a prayer service at the Hold Child Catholic Church, Mansfield, on Friday at 10:30 a.m. with the Rev. Michael Finn officiating. Burial will be made at Prospect Cemetery, Mansfield. The family will furnish the flowers. Memorial donations may be made to the Mansfield Ambulance Association, 13 E. Wellsboro St., Mansfield, PA 16933 - Wellsboro Gazette, March 10, 1993
HAWLEY, Bernice - Bernice H. Borneman, 82, of Doylestown, formerly
of Mansfield, died Tuesday, Oct. 10, 1995, at Pine Run Health Center, Doylestown.
Born January 25, 1913, in Wellsboro, she was the daughter of Charles and
Clara Weatherbee Hawley. She was retired from the Moorestown, NJ school
district and an active member of the First United Methodist Church in Moorestown.
Surviving are a son, David, of Doylestown; two sisters, Louise Hubbard
of Mansfield and Mary Christensen of Middleport, NY; and three grandsons,
David Jr., Craig and Brian. A private viewing will be held at the Wilston
Funeral Home, Mansfield. Graveside services will be held at Oakwood Cemetery,
Mansfield, on Saturday, Oct. 21 at 1 p.m. The Rev. Dr. Alexander Hunter
will officiate. -Wellsboro Gazette, October 18, 1995
Eldridge (Pete) MUDGE, one of the community's most outstanding
young business men, died Saturday night August 12, 1950, at his summer
home in Sullivan Township following an extended illness.
He was born October 3, 1913, in Sullivan Township, a son of Orris E. and Dora Monro Mudge. He came to Mansfield when a boy and graduated from the Senior High School in 1931. Soon after graduation he purchased the Elmira Street Grocery. In 1945 his brother, Cole Mudge, became a partner in the business.
August 12, 1935, he married Miss Irene TRAUB, of Galeton, and four children were born to them, David, Terry, James, and Lucinda.
Mr. MUDGE was active in civic and religious organizations. He was a member of the Methodist Church, the Emanon Club, Lions Club and Business Men's Association. He was interested in horses and for some time conducted a riding stable.
The death of 'Pete', as he was best known, brought sadness to the entire community and the many beautiful floral offerings from his many friends and admirers were tributes to his high standing in the community.
Besides his wife and children he is survived by two sisters, Mrs. Steven Smith, of Millport, NY and Mrs Gladys Stilwell, of Mansfield; two brothers, Cole Mudge of Mansfield and Earl of Ridgewood, NJ, several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held today at 2 P.M. at the Methodist Church, the Rev. David J. Griffiths officiating. Burial was in Prospect Cemetery.
RIEPPEL Paul D. 95, of Mansfield, PA, died January 3, 2007 at home. He was born December 25, 1911, in Cowanesque, PA, the son of John and Ethel Skinner Rieppel. Paul was a retired dairy farmer and drove old bus number 3 for Mansfield Schools. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Mansfield. Paul and his wife enjoyed travel and camping with their friends from the camping club. Paul especially liked growing potatoes and sweet corn. He is survived by his wife of 68 years, the former Lena Lewis; two sons and daughters-in-law, John and Eileen, Daniel and Jackie, all of Mansfield, PA; three daughters and sons-in-law, Barbara and Bird York, Charlotte and Roger Smith of Mansfield, PA, Carolyn and Jay Barrows of Wellsboro, PA; a brother and sister-in-law, James and Betty Rieppel of Mansfield; two sisters and a brother-in-law, Edith and Joseph West of Middlebury, PA, Arlene Strailey of Williamsport, PA; 21 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren. Friends and relatives are invited to attend Paul's Funeral Service Sunday at 2:00 p.m. at the Gary W. Wilston Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 130 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA, with Paul's daughter, Barbara York officiating. Burial in Tioga County Memorial Gardens. "Old farmers never die, they just spade away. G'Bye Dad!"
RIEPPEL, Perry J. - Perry J. Rieppel, age 87, of Worthington, OH, died Friday, August 24, 2001 at Riverside Methodist Hospital. A retired metallurgical engineer, he received his B.S. from Mansfield University, Mansfield, PA and completed his graduate work at Cornell University and the University of Buffalo. He was a registered Professional Engineer in Ohio and a teacher from 1937-1941. He was then employed by Battelle Memorial Institute from 1943-1977 as Engineer and Manager of Metals Research. He was a life time member, executive director and engineering fellow of the American Welding Society, a life member of the American Society of Metals; Author and Co-author of many U.S. Patents and Engineering Publications. Received major awards for engineering and management and was a consulting engineer and management advisor to industry and government. Preceded in death by his parents, John and Ethel Rieppel and his sister, Edna Rieppel Locke. Survived by his wife, Ruth; children, Karl [Nancy] Rieppel, Kurt [Janet Varner] Rieppel, Bronwynn [David] Hopton; grandchildren, John [Deidre] Rieppel, James and Kate Rieppel, Myvonwynn, Bronwynn and Perrigene Hopton; sisters, Anna Rieppel, Edith [Joseph] West and Arlene Strailey; brothers, Paul [Lena] Rieppel and James [Betty] Rieppel; sisters-in-law, Catherine Millichap and Margaret Howard; nieces and nephews. A local Memorial Service will be held for family and friends at the First Presbyterian Church of East Wellsboro Street, Mansfield, PA on September 15, 2001 at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Thomas Thomas officiating. Family requests in lieu of flowers, that memorial contributions be made to the First Congregational Church, 444 East Broad St., Columbus, Ohio, 43215-3885. - Wellsboro Gazette, September 12, 2001
ADOLPH M. SCHLAPPI, 85, died at home June 18, 1998. He was born December 26, 1912, in Currensville, Pa, the son of Dr. Adolph and Fammine (Merriam) Schlappi. Mr. Schlappi, husband and father, possessed a sensitive and generous nature. He loved the out-of-doors and had a passion for creating that matched his diverse interests. He will be missed by his loving and numerous friends. He was employed by Tri-County Electric, was a restaurant owner, and a real estate agent. He was a veteran of WWII serving in the US Army Air Corps, a member of Troy Masonic Lodge (32 degree Mason, Scottish Rite), a member of Troy American Legion Post 49, and a life-long Presbyterian. Surviving are: wife, Mildred Billingsley Schlappi, Troy, PA: daughters, Joan (Robert) Allen with grandchildren: Jake, Josh and Joselyn, Elmira, NY, June Schlappi, Elmira, NY; and Judith (Dr. Salfred) Mancini, Pittsburgh, PA: step-children: Ann (Jeff) Sorel, New Harford, CT; Robert (Debbie) Billingsley, New Hartford, CT; Richard Billingsley, Lynnville, TN; seven grandchildren and one great-granddaughter; sister, Helen (Robert) Bower; nieces, Sandra (Jim) Olson and Peggy Bower, Minneapolis, MN; sister-in-law, Marion Schlappi, Canton, PA; niece, Sharon (Robert) Stackhouse, Troy, PA; and nephew, John (Teresa) Schlappi, Ralston, PA. Predeceased by his first wife, Cynthia Bahr Schlappi in 1981, and brother Charles F. Schlappi in 1992. A memorial service will be held at the convenience of the family with Rev. Kenneth Marple officiating, interment will be in Sylvania, PA. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Chemung County Association of Retarded Citizens, 711 Sullivan St., Elmira, NY. –Canton Independent Sentinel.
SHAW - ESTHER S. Ferrer
Esther S. Ferrer, 83, of Mansfield, died Monday, July 21, 1997, at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro. Born Aug. 28, 1913, in Mansfield, she was the daughter of John H. and Leda O. Knapp Shaw. She was the retired owner of the Fashionette Beauty Salon in Mansfield. She was an active member of the First Presbyterian Church of Mansfield. She had traveled extensively with her husband, Vincent, during his service with the Merchant Marines. Preceding her in death was her husband Vincent, March 19, 1876. Surviving are three brothers, John Shaw of Milton, L.B. Shaw of Tunkhannock and Edson Shaw of Mainesburg. Calling hours will be held Thursday, July 24, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Gary W. Wilston Funeral Home, 18 North Main St., Mansfield. Funeral services will be held there Friday at 1 p.m. with the Rev. John H. Shaw III, her nephew, officiating. Burial will be made in State Road Cemetery, Mainesburg.
SMITH, Margaret - MRS. JAMES T. JUSTIN
Margaret A. Justin, 74, formerly of RD 1, Mansfield, died Friday, Jan. 11, 1985, at the home of her daughter and son-in-law, Coralee and John Owlett, of Mansfield, with whom she resided for the past five years. Born Jan. 20, 1910 in Richmond Township, she was a daughter of Albert B. and Cora Cleveland Smith. Mrs. Justin was a member of the Canoe Camp Church of Christ Disciples, where she had been church organist for 20 years and a Sunday school teacher. She and her husband owned and operated the Justin Motel near Mansfield until the late 1960's. Until recently she had taught private piano lessons. A past Matron of the Twilight Chapter, No. 475 Order of the Eastern Star, Mansfield, she also was a member of the past Matron's club. A 60-year member of the North Elk Run Grange, No. 913, she was past president of the Mansfield area Friendly Circle and of the Mansfield Garden Club, past program chairman of the Mansfield 55 Plus Club, a life member of the Mountain Laurel Travel Club, and a member of the Rural Letter Carriers' Auxiliary. Her husband, James T. Justin, died in 1972. Surviving are: daughter and son-in-law, Coralee and John Owlett of Mansfield; grandson, J. Brent Owlett of Mansfield; two granddaughters and their husbands, Kristi and Alton Coley of Elmira, N.Y., and Amy N. and Scott Fuller of Newport News, Virginia; four great-granddaughters, Stephanie and Carrie Coley and Amber and Jessica Fuller; three brothers, Ross O. Smith and Vernon Smith, both of Mansfield, and Lee J. Smith of Pinellas Park, Florida; several nieces and nephews. The funeral was held Sunday, Jan. 13, at 2 p.m. at the Canoe Camp Church of Christ Disciples with the Rev. Deborah Casey, her pastor, and the Rev. Paul K. Benner, pastor of the Mennonite Church, Morris, officiating. Burial was in Prospect Cemetery, Mansfield. Friends were invited to call at the Scureman Funeral Home, Mansfield, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 12. The Twilight Chapter, No. 475, Order of the Eastern Star, Mansfield, held a memorial service at 8 p.m. at the funeral home.
WILSON W. SMITH
Wilson Willard Smith, 61, of Mansfield, died Thursday, April 5, 1973, in the Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro. Mr. Smith was co-owner, with his wife, of Homestead Realty Co. He was a director of the Mansfield Chamber of Commerce and was active on several committees and Chairman of the Tourist Promotion Committee. He was born in Mansfield on Sept. 29, 1911, a son of Willard and Elizabeth Wilson Smith. Mr. Smith was an active member of the Mansfield United Methodist Church and often was an usher at the morning service. He was a member of Mansfield Odd Fellows Lodge 526, the Tioga Valley Encampment and Canton-Lycoming Odd Fellows Dist. 10 and received a national citation from the International Order of Odd Fellows last fall. He was also a member of the Mansfield Kiwanis Club and chairman of their committee; and was a member of the Tioga Valley Saddle Club being one of it's founders and active in it's affairs for several years. Surviving are his wife, the former Virginia Bastian, and a sister, Mrs. Irene Stickler, of Mansfield. The funeral was held Sunday at Kuhl's 18 North Main Street. Burial was in Prospect Cemetery. The Rev. Richard Brenneman, his pastor, officiated.
1983 Commencement - William Straughn,
June 24, 1990 the next class meeting will be at the home of Byron and
Florence Benedict. Much reminiscing, photo and yearbook gazing filled the
Classmates and spouses who attended were: Perry Rieppel of Worthington, Ohio; Sam and Berths Warters Kerr of Johnson City, NY; Mary VanDuzen Drake of Elmira, NY; Barbara Jerald Greenawalt of Laureldale; Bernice Hawley Borneman of Moorestown, NJ; Elwin Boyden and Byron and Florence Benedict of Wellsboro; Genevieve Smith of Mainesburg; Chester and Mary Bailey, Lorena Penno, Hazel Barden, Christine Cornwell, Lena and Paul Rieppel and Esther Shaw Ferrer, all of Mansfield.
The group decided to place a book in the Mansfield Public Library in memory of those from the class who have died in the past two years.