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Mansfield High School Graduates 1913 to 1937
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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..

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SURNAME FIRST NAME YEAR ADDRESS in 1938 OCCUPATION SPOUSE NAME
AYERS Keith 1932 Mansfield, Pa.    
BARDEN Marie 1932 104 Garfield Ave., Vestal, NY   Ray Campbell 86207 1914-2003 Prospect Cemetery
BATES Naomi 1932 Mooers, NY Music Teacher  
BAYLIS Barbara 1932 Ulster, Pa. Teacher  
BENEDICT Helen 1932 Germantown, Pa.   George Sheperd
BRACE Melvin 1932 Mansfield, Pa.   [Martha Rohde]  33167 MSTC 1936 1914-1972 Bath NY
BROWN Wilbur 1932 Buffalo St., Elkland, Pa.     18678 1913-1983 Holiday
CARR Robert 1932 Mansfield, Pa. Works at Novelty Works  
COLE Harriette 1932 Mansfield, Pa.   Dennis Colegrove 39461 1914-2006 Tioga CMG
FISH Gladys 1932 242 S. 8th St., Philadelphia, Pa.   Laverne Spaulding
FLEMING Anne 1932 Mansfield, Pa. Teacher, Morris Run Asa Dodge
GILES Letta 1932 R D 2, Mansfield, Pa.   James P. Mitchell 02019 1915-2010 Oakwood
HALL John 1932 72 Madison Ave., Geneva, NY    
HEGELE Pauline 1932 R D. Covington, Pa.   Lawrence DeWitt 03653 1914-1997 Mainesburg Cemetery
JAMES Christine 1932 Mansfield, Pa.   [F. Leonard Olson]  07104 1915-
JOHNS Robert 1932 75th Service Squadron, Wheeler Field, Hawaii     13731 1913-
KNOWLTON Mary 1932 Mansfield, Pa.   Gunner Rasmussen 52778 1913-1996 Oakwood Cemetery
LAUDERBACH Doris 1932 Dallas, Pa.   Melbourne Carey
LOCKWOOD Sharlee 1932 130 E. 3rd St., Corning, NY   Curtis Heatley
MOORE Frances 1932 R D., Mansfield, Pa.   Horace Odell 27068 1914-1976 Tioga CMG
MUDGE Genevieve 1932 R D, Tioga, Pa.   Arthur Stevens, George Phelps 02565
NEAL William 1932 99 N. Brooklyn Ave., Wellsville, NY Works Scoville & Brown   39445
ODELL Willard 1932 Mansfield, Pa. Attends College   05767 1915-1997 Woodlawn National
PALMER Ruth 1932 Box 310, Corning, NY   J. C. Mitchell
PARKER Grace 1932 58 Carol Ave., Yonkers, NY   Curran
RETAN Jeannette 1932 Mansfield, Pa. Attends College  
RIPLEY Harold 1932 Mansfield, Pa. Attends Millersville STC [Harriet Gillis]  20618 1914-1973
ROBBINS Arch 1932 Mainesburg, Pa.   [Gladys Campbell]  08184 1915-2002 Tioga CMG
SEELY Donald 1932 Fairdale, Pa.    
SMITH Eloise 1932 Mainesburg, Pa.   Harold Chamberlain 03670 1913-1998 State Road Cemetery
SOPER Crystal 1932 72 Madison St., Geneva, NY   John Hall 59335 ca 1915-2005
STRAIT Eloise 1932 Mansfield, Pa.     82735
STRAUGHN Robert 1932 3449 N. Carlyle St., Philadelphia, Pa.    
TANNER Glenn 1932 250 W. Henry St., Elmira, NY     36123
VANNORMAN Rosiland 1932 Mansfield, Pa. Teaches, Lawrenceville  
WARTERS Beatrice 1932 R D 3, Mansfield, Pa.   Richard Frank 53915 1914-
WELCH Mary Delphine 1932 Mainesburg, Pa.   Stanley Seymour 03570 1915-2008 State Road Cemetery
YOUNG Margaret 1932 Knoxville, Pa.   Bessemer
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BARDEN, Thelma Marie [SRGP 86207] - Thelma Marie "Barden" Wehrle, 88, died Wednesday, March 12, 2003 at Cortland Memorial Hospital in Cortland, NY. Thelma was born on April 24, 1914 in Mansfield, a daughter of William Milton and Celia [Laugerbaum] Barden. She was the wife of the late Ray Campbell and William Wehrle. Marie retired from IBM in Binghamton, NY, after 25 years of employment. Marie is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Norman & Pamela Campbell of Cortland, NY; five grandchildren; five great grandchildren; a special nephew, Denny Bell of Mansfield; and several other nieces and nephews. A viewing was held March 15 at the Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Crematory & Monuments, PC, in Mansfield. A funeral was held following the viewing with the Rev. Richard Berg officiating. Burial was in Prospect cemetery in Mansfield. - Wellsboro Gazette, March 19, 2003, p.6
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MELVIN BRACE
 Word has been received here of the death Sunday of Melvin Brace of Bath, New York, formerly of Mansfield.  Funeral service was Wednesday at the Fagan Funeral Home in Bath. Mr. Brace, a graduate of Mansfield High School and Mansfield State College, was a teacher in the Bath schools.  Among his survivors, in addition to his wife and children, are his mother, Mrs. Hazel Brace and brother Eben Brace, both of Mansfield.  (Complete obituary next week.)

MELVIN D. BRACE
 Melvin D. Brace, a Haverling High School teacher died suddenly Sunday morning on arrival at the Davenport hospital, the result of a heart attack. He was born in Mansfield January 11, 1914.  Son of Laven and Hazel Brace.  He was educated in Mansfield High School and Mansfield State Teachers College Class of 1936.  He taught for some time in Cohocton High School.  He was employed several years at the V.A. Center in Bath, NY, where he taught the blind from 1946 to 1963.  He has taught in Haverling High School for 16 years. He was a World War II Veteran and was a member of the Chas Westcott Legion Post of Bath.  A member of the Grace Lutheran Church of Bath, NY. Surviving are his wife Martha Rohde Brace; two daughters, Mrs. Robert Santamaw of Albany, NY, and Diane at home; one son Daniel at home; mother, Mrs. Hazel Brace and one brother, Eben Brace, both of Mansfield; one grandson, Brion of Albany. Funeral services were Wednesday at 2 pm at the Fagan Funeral Home.  Burial was in Nondago Cemetery, Bath, NY.

BROWN - Wilbur F. Brown, 70 years old, of Millerton, died on Thursday, July 21, 1983, as the result of an accidental shooting which occurred in the yard at his home. He was born June 10, 1913, in Rutland Township, a son of Fayette and Carrie Sweeley Brown. He was a retired steelworker for Streeter Associates, of Elmira, NY. Surviving are his wife, the former Clara Guy; two sons Wilbur L. of Gillett, and James F. of RD2, Middlebury Center; a daughter, Mrs. Bruce [Patricia] Davis of Hollywood, Fla.; two brothers, Thomas of RD1, Millerton and John of Corning, NY; two sisters, Mrs. Frank [Donna] Enderle of Elkland, and Mrs. Gilbert [Kathryn] Furman of Dover Springs, Fla., and seven grandchildren. The funeral was held on Sunday at the Kuhl Funeral Home, Mansfield. Burial was in Fairview Cemetery, Holiday. The Rev. Edwin Green, pastor of the Roseville United Methodist Church, officiated. - Wellsboro Gazette, July 27, 1983

COLE - COLEGROVE
Harriet (Cole) Age 91, of Mansfield, PA, died Sunday, February 19, 2006, at home surrounded by her loving family. Harriet was predeceased by her husband of 43 years, Dennis Colegrove, in 1975. Harriet was born on April 16, 1914 in Mansfield, PA, the daughter of Thomas and Jessie (Cleveland) Cole. She worked in the cafeteria of the Mansfield school system for 14 years, retiring in 1977. Harriet was a member of the First Baptist Church in Mansfield, was an avid bingo player, and loved to travel. Harriet is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, Lloyd D. and Joyce Colegrove  of Mansfield, PA, James F. and Dot Colegrove of Wellsboro, PA; three daughters and sons-in-law, Helen F. and Gary Hesterlee of Pendleton, OR, Betty L. and Bill Mason of Georgetown, TN, Jessie D. and Chauncey Cline of Silver Springs, MD; 11 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren; a brother and sister-in-law, Alston and Helen Cole of San Jose, CA; a sister, Luella Townsend of Boynton Beach, FL; several cousins, nieces and nephews. Harriet was predeceased by her grandson and traveling companion, Richard Colegrove; brothers, Robert, Keith, Casius and Harry Cole; sisters, Desta Cole, Alice Fields and Mary Wheeler. Family and friends are invited to call on Tuesday, February 21, 2006, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Crematory & Monuments, PC, 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, February 22, 2006, at 3:00 p.m. at the funeral home, with the Pastor Jeff Wilkinson officiating. Burial will be in the Tioga Co. Memorial Gardens, Charleston Twp., Wellsboro, PA. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made in Harriet's name to the Guthrie Hospice, R.R. 1, Box 154, Towanda, PA 18848.
 

GILES - Letta A. Mitchell, (SRGP 02019) 95, of Winter Springs, Fla., formerly of Mansfield, died Friday, March 26, 2010, at Monroe Regional Medical Center, Ocala, Fla.  She was born Feb. 14, 1915, in Mansfield, the daughter of Ira and Eula Brace Giles. Letta is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, James D. & Mildred Mitchell of Summerfield, Fla.; a daughter and son-in-law, Marlene and Barrett Cockrum of Winter Springs, Fla.; two sisters, Lena Wood of Mansfield, Myra Smith of Horseheads, N.Y; five grandchildren, Cristina (Matthew) Cockrum Bizzarri of Hanover, Va., Anna (David Shelton) Mitchell of Shaker Heights, Ohio, Laura (Steven Provence) Mitchell of Bend, Ore., Clara (Craig Fraser) Mitchell of Bend, Ore., Martha Mitchell of Los Angeles, Calif.; and four great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband, James P. Mitchell in 2004. Friends are invited to call at the Gary Wilston Funeral Home and Cremation Service, 130 S Main St., Mansfield, on Thursday, April 1, from 6 to 8 p.m. Funeral services will be held there Friday, April 2, at 1 p.m. with Pastor Chris Schafer officiating. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery, Mansfield. Memorial contributions in Letta's memory may be made to the Mansfield Free Public Library, 71 N Main St., Mansfield, Pa. 16933 or the Roseville United Methodist Church, 4118 Rt. 549, Mansfield, Pa. 16933. - Wellsboro Gazette, March.31.2010

Mainesburg Cemetery, Sullivan Township --------------- MHS 1932
HEGELE - Pauline M. DeWitt, 82, of Wellsboro RR3 died Friday, Sept. 12, 1997, at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro. Born Oct. 24, 1914, in Canoe Camp, she was the daughter of Paul and Myra Goodall Hegele. She was a lifelong resident of the Wellsboro area. She worked in the dietary department of Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro, for over 10 years, and was also a homemaker. She was a member of the Canoe Camp Church of Christ Disciples and a member of the Women of the Moose Lodge #1147. Preceding her in death was her husband, Lawrence G. DeWitt, on Feb. 4, 1980; and a son, Dale L. DeWitt in 1990. Surviving are three sons and daughters-in-law, G. Daryl and Kathryn DeWitt of Covington, Paul R. and Clara DeWitt of Douglasville, Ga., and David L. DeWitt of Douglasville, Ga.; two daughters and son-in-law, Bonnie L. DeWitt of Wellsboro and Sherry and David Adams of Wellsboro; one sister, Lucille Lamphere of Shinglehouse; 15 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; several nieces. Calling hours were held Sunday, Sept. 14, at Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, Wellsboro. Services were held there Monday, Sept. 15, with the Rev. Darwin Cranmer officiating. Burial was made at Mainesburg Cemetery. - Wellsboro Gazette, September 17, 1997

KNOWLTON - Mary Rasmussen, 83, formerly of Mansfield, died Tuesday, Dec. 31, 1996, at Broad Acres Nursing Home, where she resided. Born Feb. 7, 1913, in Richmond Township, she was the daughter of Ross and Bertha Redfield Knowlton. She was a member of the Canoe Camp Church of Christ, the Twilight Chapter #475 OES, the Lady Elizabeth Rebekah Lodge of Mansfield, and the Garden Club of Mansfield. Preceding her in death was her husband of 59 years, Gunnar Rasmussen. Surviving are two sons and a daughter-in-law, Jack and Betty Rasmussen of Corning, NY, and Joseph Rasmussen the friend, Cindy Mitchell of Mansfield; a daughter, Linda Rasmussen Montesi of Mansfield; five grandchildren. There will be no prior calling hours. Private funeral services were held for the family at the Scureman Funeral Home, Inc., Mansfield, Thursday, Jan. 2, with the Rev. Benjamin E. Nevin officiating. Burial was made in the Oakwood Cemetery, Mansfield. Memorial donations may be made to the Canoe Camp Church of Christ, Mansfield, P 16933. - Wellsboro Gazette, January 8, 1997
 

MHS 1932
MOORE -  Frances A. Odell, age 61, Mansfield RD#1, died Jan. 1, 1976 at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital in Wellsboro. She was born Aug. 18, 1914 in Mansfield, a daughter of Samuel and Nora Rice Moore. Surviving are her husband Horace J. Odell; 2 sons, Bruce and Curtis, both of Cortland, NY; sister, Mrs. Florence Dodge, Lindley, NY; 5 grandchildren. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Mansfield and was the executive housekeeper at the Penn-Wells Hotel, Wellsboro, and had been for about 15 years. Private funeral service will be held Saturday at 1 p.m. at the Kuhl Funeral Home, Mansfield. Rev. Richard Brenneman will officiate. Burial will be in Tioga County Memorial Gardens. There will be no visitation. The family will provide the flowers. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society. - Wellsboro Gazette, January 8, 1976
 

C. WILLARD ODELL
C. Willard Odell, 81, of Elcor Nursing Facility, formerly of Tioga, died Friday, April 25, 1997. Born June 24, 1915, in Tioga, he was the son of Verne B. and Lulu Adamy Odell. He was a World War II veteran of the Army Air Force.  He also worked as a gourmet chef in Hartford, Conn., and Long Island, NY. Preceding him in death were two brothers, Harold A. Odell and Malcolm J. Odell; and a sister, Lelah Mercer. Surviving are a brother and sister-in-law, Robert N. and Joan
O'Dell of Horseheads, NY; a sister-in-law, Dorothy T. Odell of Savannah, Ga.; three nieces, Lucinda O. Bealin of N. Caldwell, NJ, Colleen Thompkins of East Syracuse, and Kelly Forsyth of Erin; several grand-nieces. Graveside funeral services were held Monday, April 28, at Woodlawn National Cemetery, with the Rev. Jeffrey Bell officiating.
ROBBINS, Archibald R. (SRGP 08184)
Archibald R. Robbins Age 86, of Mansfield, Pa, died on Monday, January 21, 2002 at Soldiers and Sailors Hospital, Wellsboro, Pa. He was born on May 27, 1915 in Mainesburg, Pa, the son of the late Archibald R. and Grace M. ( Rinebold) Robbins, Sr. Archie was a self-employed dairy farmer. He was a member of the Mainesburg United Methodist Church. Archie was a member of the Mansfield Area School District School Board for over 17 years. He was a member of the Corey Creek Golf Club and the Corey Creek Watershed . Archie was also a past member of the East Sullivan Grange. He was passionate about traveling and enjoyed bowling. Archie is survived by his wife Gladys C. (Campbell) Robbins of Mansfield, Pa; daughters, Roberta( Gordon) Harvey of Mainesburg, Pa. and Margaret M.R. ( Jonathan S.M.) Foss of Naples, Fla.; sons, Don R. ( Peggy J) Robbins of Mainesburg, Pa., and Thomas R. ( Edna E.) Robbins of Mainesburg, Pa; Grandchildren, Ginger Lewis, Donna Robbins, Bradley Robbins, Larry Harvey, Joe Harvey, Alan Harvey, and Christopher Harvey; Great grandchildren, Pamela Brueilly, Stephen Ensminger, Jessica Harvey, and Jennifer Harvey. He is predeceased by his grandson, Wade Robbins; Brother Otis Robbins; sister Anna Webster. Friends may call at Scuremans Funeral Home, Inc. 130 S. Main St. Mansfield, Pa., on Friday, January 25, 2002, from 7 to 9 p.m. and Saturday January 26, 2002 from 9 to 10 a.m. The funeral service will immediately follow at 10 a.m. at the funeral home with the Rev. Howard Woodruff, pastor of the Mainesburg United Methodist Church, officiating. Interment will be in Tioga County Memorial Gardens, Charleston Twp. Pa. Memorial contributions in Mr. Robbins’ name may be directed to the Mainesburg United Methodist Church, PO Box 236, Mainesburg, Pa.16932 or to the American Cancer Society, Tioga-North Central Region, 1948 E. Third Street, Williamsport, Pa. 17701.

SMITH - ELOISE SMITH CHAMBERLAIN, 85, of Mansfield died Monday, Aug. 3, 1998, at Hershey Medical Center, Hershey. Born May 5, 1913, in Mansfield, she was the daughter of David T. and Ella E. Ryan Smith. She was the wife of Harold B. Chamberlain. She was a member of Bakerburg Community Church and was an avid reader and flower gardener. She enjoyed her family and grandchildren. Preceding her in death were one son, Richard Chamberlain, in 1991; and one sister and three brothers. Surviving besides her husband are two daughters and sons-in-law, Ann and Herbert Gusitsch of Mansfield and Carol and William VanOrden of Bellefonte; one daughter-in-law, Phyllis Kennedy Chamberlain of Mansfield; 8 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Lyle and Evelyn Smith of Mainesburg and Robert and Alice Smith of Hyannis, Mass.; one sister and brother-in-law, Nellie and Edson Shaw of Mansfield; and several nieces and nephews. Friends may call at the Scureman Funeral Home, 130 S. Main St., Mansfield, on Thursday, Aug. 6 from 7-9 pm. Funeral services will be held Friday, Aug. 7 at 2 pm at the Bakerburg Community Church, Rte. 6, four miles east of Mainesburg, with the Rev. Charles Park officiating. Burial will be made at the State Road Cemetery, Mainesburg.

SOPER - HALL
   Chrystal M. (Soper) (SRGP 59335) Age 90 of Yarmouth Port, MA, died November 2, 2005 at the Rosewood Manor in Harwich. She was  predeceased by her husband, John R. Hall, owner of the former Hall Motor Company of Troy, PA. Mrs. Hall was born in Rutland, PA. She was a graduate of Mansfield High School and Mansfield State College in Mansfield, PA. Chrystal was instrumental in the founding of Girl Scouting and the Parent Teachers Association in Troy, PA. She headed and served on the library board for many years in Troy and organized an environmental group that planted many trees through the community. She was a member of the Unitarian Universalist Church of the Larger Fellowship in Boston, MA for fifty years. Chrystal, a voracious reader, was astute in politics and nutrition, the environment and world events. She was an accomplished cook. She was also educated in classical music. She is survived by a daughter, Patricia (Hall) Strong and her husband Frank J. of Osterville, MA; one brother, Wellwood Soper of Hendersonville, NC; two grandchildren, David Strong of North Easton, MA and Jennifer A. Strong of Melrose, MA; and two great-grandchildren, Alicia and Nicole Strong of North Easton, MA. A funeral service will be held Monday, November 7 at 12:00 Noon in the Hallett Funeral Home, 273 Station Avenue, South Yarmouth, MA. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. Burial will follow in Ancient Cemetery, Yarmouth Port. Donations in her memory may be made to the Salvation Army, P.O. Box 369, Hyannis, MA 02601.
 

WELCH - SEYMOUR, Mary Delphine Welch
92, of Mainesburg, PA, died January 6, 2008, in Wellsboro, PA. She was born July 29, 1915 in Mainesburg, PA, the daughter of Fred and Gertrude Palmer Welch. Mary was a lifelong member of State Road Baptist Church where she was Organist for many years and a dedicated Church worker. She was a loving wife, devoted mother and grandmother, who loved her family, Church, flowers, and baking. Mary is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, R. Duane and Marilyn Seymour of Mainesburg, PA; two daughters and a son-in-law, Linda S. Farrell of Mansfield, PA, Marcia S. and Gilbert Romaine of Waynesboro, PA; grandchildren, Mary Lynn Seymour, Marie Seymour, Amy (Bill) Hartman, Alan (Melanie) Seymour, Jennifer Everetts, Jeffrey (Kelly) Farrell, Jonathan Romaine, Katie Romaine; 11 great-grandchildren; a sister, Margaret Bentley of Mansfield, PA; two sisters-in-law, Ruth Sterling of Troy, PA, and Lillian Welch of Troy, PA. She was predeceased by her husband, Stanley in 1991, and a brother, Darwin Welch. Friends are invited to call at the Gary Wilston Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 130 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA, Wednesday from 10:30-11:30 a.m. Funeral services will follow there Wednesday at 11:30 with Rev. Eugene Charsky officiating. Burial in State Road Cemetery, Mainesburg, PA. Family will provide the flowers. Memorial contributions in Mary's memory may be directed to the State Road Baptist Church c/o Duane Seymour, Treasurer, 122 Spring Valley Road, Mainesburg, PA 16932.

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