|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.
|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.
|Austin||June||1938||Audley Aldenderfer||06743||1920-2014||Woodlawn Cemetery|
|Barden||Milton||1938||Eleanor Mahonski||86284||1919-1992||Johnson City NY|
|Bastian||Virginia||1938||Wilson Smith||02437||1919-2014||Oakwood Cemetery|
|Benson||Velma||1938||Warren Nash||01730||1919-2000||Glenwood Cemetery|
|Brace||Sterling||1938||[Jean Moran]||02128||1921-2007||Welsh Settlement Cemetery|
|Cleveland||Ellis||1938||[Frances Chamberlain]||79921||1921-1948||Prospect Cemetery|
|Copp||Lester||1938||Mary Paris||51861||1919-2014||Watson Cemeery|
|Husted||Myron||1938||Evelyn Evans, Ida Harding||85757||1918-1997||Tioga CMG|
|Roupp||Edgar||1938||[Thelma Slingerland]||70407||1919-1972||Tioga CMG|
|Schanbacher||Gerald||1938||[Ferne Terry]||83520||1920-2005||East Point Cemetery|
[Note yearbook says Robert Baker, but that is incorrect]
|Sherman||Theo||1938||John Barden||14212||1918-2000||Tioga CMG|
|Smith||Donald||1938||[Myra Giles]||19063||1920-1991||Oakwood Cemetery|
|Smith||Warren||1938||Harriet Voorhies||02050||1920-2009||Watson Cemetery|
|Strange||Vivian||1938||[Norman S. Andrews]||04336|
|Thompson||Gertrude||1938||Jack Isaacson||78369||1920-2015||State Road Cemetery|
|Trask||Edwin||1938||Eleanor Cleveland||23071||ca 1920-2004|
|Whitteker||Marian||1938||Maurice Chamberlain||22033||1920-2008||Mainesburg Cemetery|
|William Milton Barden
BRACE, G. Sterling
86, formerly of Welsh Settlement, died June 26, 2007 at the home of his daughter [in the Elk Run section of Sullivan Township]. Sterling was born October 29, 1920 in Mansfield, PA. [Error - Born in Rutland Township] He is the last of 12 children of Harry G. and Lucy Tanner Brace. He was a retired farmer and a member of the Cherry Flats Baptist Church. Sterling is survived by a son, Michael of Newfield, NY; a daughter, Barbara Powlison of Mansfield, PA; five grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by his first wife, the former Jean Moran in 1971, and his second wife, the former Nellie Moyer in 2003. Funeral services will be held at the Gary W. Wilston Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 130 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA, on Friday at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Kevin Brophy officiating. Burial in Welsh Settlement Cemetery, Wellsboro, PA. Family will provide the flowers. Memorial donations in Sterling's memory may be made to the Guthrie Hospice, RR 1 Box 154, Towanda, PA 18848, or the Alzheimer's Association, 225 N. Michigan Ave. Floor 17, Chicago, IL 60601.
ERNIE CHAMBERLAIN, 82, died January 22, 2003 at Abington Memorial Hospital, Montgomery County. Born June 9, 1920 in Mainesburg, she was the daughter of Ernest and Agnes (Connelly) Chamberlain. She went to work near Waverly, NY, as a physical education teacher after graduating from college in 1942. In 1946 she began working in Evansville, IL for the YMCA. Later she joined the Red Cross near the end of the Korean War and was stationed in Japan and Korea. She was an avid golfer, especially in her younger days. She met and befriended the influential Park family in Korea when invited to play on their private course with their daughter. In 1955 she returned to America by freighter through the Suez Canal and stopped in France where she met a hometown friend, Joyce Gilbert. They spent six weeks traveling through Europe. Joyce and her husband Carlton were favorite traveling companions of Ernie. In 1989 they went on a three-week photographic safari in Kenya. Once back in the United States she worked for Walter Reed Army Hospital in Washington, DC in 1955. She arranged entertainment for groups of wounded soldiers, many of which were amputees, to special parties and event in Washington's highest political and social circles, including parties in Mrs. McLean's home where she had the opportunity to wear the Hope diamond, which was then owned by Mrs. McLean. She joined Norristown State Hospital in 1957 to create and head the newly formed volunteer services department from which position she retired after 25 years. For those who knew Ernie well, she was admirably suited to this position because she could convince almost anyone to volunteer for almost anything. In 1974 Ernestine founded the Forteniters Club, Inc. a social club for ex-mental patients, which meets every Thursday, and with the help of local churches and civic groups, the club has a nice dinner and usually entertainment as well. She loved to travel, some of her favorite spots included the Island of Nevis in the West Indies, Kenya, Portugal and Ireland. Her favorite place was undoubtedly the Cottage on Lake Juanita and with Island of Nevis running a close second. She was the world's best "Welcome Wagon" lady for many years and helped many new families feel welcome in the Ambler area. She also made many lifelong friends of the folks she "welcomed waggoned." Ms. Chamberlain was an active member and volunteer for many years in "Plant Ambler's" a group who plants and cares for flowers in Ambler Borough. She was also a regular student at Temple University's Horticulture School where she met and made many friends. She excelled at bringing people and organizations together for their mutual benefit. "Plant Ambler" benefited greatly from her association with temple's Horticulture School and many seedlings, which would have been discarded, graced the flower boxes and barrels of Plant Ambler sites each years. Surviving are her sister Frances Anderson, Canton; nephews Eric Anderson, Canton; Mike Cleveland, Sciota, PA; many friends and her cat, "Sweetie". "Sweetie" has a good home with the Yin family of Ambler with four lovely girls to look after her and love her. Funeral services were held January 26 in Ambler, PA, where she lived since 1957. A memorial service will be held at the Mainesburg Church, 1 p.m., April 26. Refreshments will be served after the service. Her ashes will be interred at Mainesburg Cemetery. -Canton Independent Sentinel.
Ellis L. Cleveland-27, World War II veteran and Mansfield businessman died Saturday, April 24, 1948 at 1:30 p.m. at the Robert Packer Hospital. A son of Mr. and Mrs. Welch Cleveland, he was born and Mansfield, Jan. 26, 1921. He graduated From Mansfield Senior High School in 1938. In 1949 he joined the 108 Ambulance Company, PNG, and was inducted into the regular Army, Feb. 17, 1941, with other members of the Company. He trained Indiantown Gap, Pennsylvania And Camp Livingston, Louisiana, prior to transferring to the Air Corps in July, 1942. His subsequent training was that Kelly Avenger, and Parrin Fields Texas, and he graduated with the rank Of Second Lieutenant July 29, 1943, at Ellington Field, Texas. After Completing His Training at Ellington Field, he was transferred to Ephrata, Washington, and August 3rd, 1943 was assigned to the 447th Bomb group, 706 Bomb Squadron of the Eighth Air Force at Harvard, Nebraska. In November, 1943 he went to England, where he received His First Lieutenancy. He made 35 missions over enemy territory prior to and following the invasion. He was decorated with a Distinguished Flying Cross, Air Medal and for OakLeaf Clusters. During one of the flights he suffered a leg injury. He return to the added states in June, 1944, and for several months or the patient in the England General Hospital, Utica, And General Beaumont Hospital, Texas for treatment for sinus infection. Following his discharge from Moscow he returned to active of service and was promoted to Capt. in October, 1945. He was stationed at Roswell, New Mexico; Tucson AZ, and Dallas, Texas and Great Falls Montana, where he received his discharge in the summer, 1946. During his service he was given a superior rating. After returning home Mr. Cleveland entered a hardware business with his father and brother-in-law Jack Raymond. November 4th, 1943, he married Miss Francis Chamberlain, of Mainesburg, who, with a son, Michael Ernest, survive him. He Was a Member of the Baptist Church, Friendship Lodge, F. and A. M., American Legion, Veteran of Foreign Wars, the PIAA, and was a lieutenant in the recently organized National Guard unit here. Beside his wife and son, he is survived by his parents: sisters, Mrs. Jack Raymond, Mrs. Max Rathbun, Helen and Donna, both Mansfield; nephews in nieces. Funeral services were held Tuesday at 2 p.m. at the Baptist Church, Rev. DJ Griffith officiating, assisted by the Rev. Allen Sours. Burial was in Prospect Cemetery with Masonic service. Pall bearers were Allen Brigham, Charles Hughes, Ralph Evans, Clifford Bixby, Jack Marsh, And Joseph Skoreski. The large crowd that attended his funeral and the beautiful floral offering speak louder than words. But the life of Ellis Cleveland, as we know his, was one of always doing the best he could. As a caddy on the golf course, he tried to be a good one, and he was. In his training in the aviation he showed an interest and knowledge that came from studying to do the job well. He was thoughtful of others and made friends easily and in many ways showed himself a young man that it seems hard to lose.
LESTER C. COPP [srgp , age 94, of Beverly Hills, FL, (formerly
of Roseville, PA) passed away October 16, 2014 at Citrus Memorial Hospital
in Inverness, FL. He was born on November 24, 1919 in Rutland Township,
PA to Lewis and Alma (Stout) Copp. Lester moved to Citrus County in 1998
from Rutland Township, PA. He was a retired Farmer and Carpenter. His memberships
included the Shuffle Board Club of Beverly Hills, the Beverly Hills Civic
Association, and he was a Methodist. Survived by his wife, Mary P. Copp;
seven children, Ronald Copp, Judy Tuccio, Janet Vibbert, Barbara Considine,
Thomas Copp, Francis Copp and Carol Udell; ten grandchildren; seven great
grandchildren. Brown Funeral Home and Crematory was in charge of local
arrangements. Visitation will be held on Friday, October 24, 2014 from
11:30 A.M. to 12:30 P.M. at Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc.,
637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA. Funeral services will follow at 12:30 P.M.
at the funeral chapel with Rev. Michelle Bodle officiating. Burial will
be in Roseville Cemetery. –Elmira Star-Gazette 10/21/2014
|Lora Mae Freligh
EDGAR L. ROUPP
Edgar L. Roupp, 53, of Mansfield RD 1 died Thursday unexpectedly at his home of natural causes. He was born April 15, 1919 in Liberty, the son of Grant and Jennie Turner Roupp. He was a member of the Tioga Valley Saddle Club and a member of the local First Baptist Church. He was a self-employed carpenter. He is survived by his wife, Thelma Slingerland Roupp; two sons, Richard at home, Edgar at Mansfield RD 1; two daughters, Mrs. David (Connie) Rawson of Germania and Mrs. Garry (Bonnie) York of Mainesburg; four sisters, Mrs. George Cochran of Covington, Mrs. Iola Ball of Cogan Station, Mrs. Kenneth Knipe of Liberty, Mrs. Wanda Howe of Cogan Station. Four brothers, Grant of Williamsport, Delancey of Elmira, NY, LaVerne of Mansfield RD 1, and Sheldon Roupp of Covington; two uncles; six grandchildren. Services were held Sunday at 3:30 pm at the Kuhl Funeral Home, formerly the Shaw and Robena Funeral Home, Mansfield. The Rev. Benjamin Nevin officiated and burial was in Tioga County Memorial Gardens.
SHELDON W. ROUPP, 73, Covington, died April 22, 1995, at Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre. Born Sept. 6, 1921, in Cogan House, he was the son of Grant and Fannie Turner Roupp. He was a retiree of Ralphs Service Center and a World War II Army veteran. Mr. Roupp was a life member and past commander of VFW Post 6757, Mansfield; a member of Friendship Lodge #247 F&AM, Mansfield; the Hillside Rod and Gun Club, Blossburg, YMRC Inc. of Williamsport; Moose Lodge #1147, Wellsboro; American Legion #0167, Morris Run and the Arnot Sportsman’s Club. Surviving are his wife of 50 years, Jean A. Wilcox Roupp; one son and daughter-in-law, Philip W. and Cindy Roupp, Covington; one daughter and son-in-law, Sandra K. and Denny Dibble, Ogdensburg; one brother, Grant Roupp Jr. Williamsport; four grandchildren and one great-grandson. Services were held at the Wilston Funeral Home, Mansfield. The Rev. Lawrence E. Womble officiated. Burial was made in Tioga County Memorial Gardens. –Canton Independent Sentinel. (In class as a sophomore)
SCHANBACHER Gerald C. Age 85, of Mansfield, PA, beloved husband,
father, and grandfather, died of cancer at the Green Home, Wellsboro, PA,
on Monday, September 5, 2005. He was born June 21, 1920 in Blossburg, PA,
a son of Orville L. and Martha A. Rauscher Schanbacher. Gerry is survived
by his loving wife of 62 years, the former Ferne Terry; two sons, Terry
L. of Litchfield, CT, and Robert L. of Cogan Station, PA; two daughters,
Sandra L. Beagan of Mansfield, MA, and Jill A. Howarth of Westborough,
MA; sister, Joyce A. Gilbert of Mt. Carmel, CT; and 11 grandchildren. He
was predeceased by two sons, Ronald L. and Richard Dale; sisters, Gladys
P. Mase, Winnie A. Black, Genevieve E. Stone, B. Pauline Bradshaw; and
brothers, Harold L. and Chester A. Gerry was a World War II Army veteran.
He was a Captain having served in the European Theatre, Battle of the Bulge.
Mr. Schanbacher operated his family's business, the Mansfield Novelty Company
and sawmill until 1997. He was a member of the Mansfield United Methodist
Church where he served faithfully as the Sunday School Superintendent for
38 years. He was active in civic affairs, having served as a member of
the Water Authority and officer of the Southern Tioga School Board for
fourteen years. Gerry loved hunting, and was a member of the Laurel Hill
Game and Forestry Club for 52 years. He was also a member of Friendship
Lodge #247 F&AM, the Williamsport Consistory, and Knights of Pythias
for 50 years. Friends are invited to call at the Gary W. Wilston Funeral
Home, 18 N. Main St., Mansfield, PA, Friday, 6-8 p.m. and at the First
United Methodist Church of Mansfield, Saturday, 10-11 a.m. Funeral services
will follow at the Church Saturday at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Richard Berg
officiating. Burial in East Point Cemetery, Liberty, PA. The family requests
that memorial donations in Gerry's memory be made to First United Methodist
Church, 67 East Wellsboro Street, Mansfield, PA 16933, or the Laurel Home
Health/Hospice, 24 Walnut St., Wellsboro, PA 16901. - Wellsboro Gazette,
September 14, 2005
|Pauline M. Seeley
|Donald Fay Smith
SHERMAN- THEO S. BARDEN
MANSFIELD--Theo S. Barden, 81, of Mansfield, died Saturday, April 1, 2000, at her residence in Lake Wales, Fla. She and her husband Lyle Barden observed 61 years of marriage. She was a member and former Noble Grand of Mansfield Rebekah Lodge where she received a high honor for volunteer and community service. She was also a member of the North Elk Run Grange, Twilight Chapter 475 Order of the Eastern Star, and a volunteer for the Red Cross and Easter Seals Society. She was a member of Canoe Camp Church of Christ's Disciples. Born May 26, 1918, in Richmond Township, she was a daughter of Harold and Gladys Ames Sherman. Surviving are a son Steven of Omaha, Neb.; two daughters, Sandra Polous of Haines City, Fla. and Sylvia Casher of Kissimmee, Fla.; a sister, Betty Hinklie of Mansfield; 13 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by a brother, Ben Sherman. A private graveside service will be held at Tioga Memorial Gardens, with her son, Steven delivering a Eulogy. Arrangements are being handled by Wilston's 18 N. Main St.
SMITH, Donald F. [SRGP 19063] – Donald F. Smith of 3107 Arnold
Ave., Horseheads, NY, formerly of Mansfield, died unexpectedly Friday,
Jan. 11, 1991. He was the son of Ross and Mayme Loundsberry Smith of Mansfield.
He was a retired manager of Dairylea in Mansfield, and Horseheads, NY,
and a retired manager of Eastern Milk Co-op, and Leprino Foods both in
Horseheads, NY. He was a member of the Teamsters Retirement Club Local
529. Surviving are his wife, Myra Giles Smith; daughter and son-in-law,
Donna and Carl Matison of Horseheads, NY; granddaughters, Karena Matison
of Rochester, NY, Tricia Matison of Horseheads, NY; sisters-in-law and
brothers-in-law, Dorothy Webster of Tioga, Letta and James Mitchell of
Roseville, Lena and Joe Wood, Luther and Josephine Giles, Carolyn
and William Clark, all of Mansfield; several nieces, nephews, cousins and
friends including Marie Sherwood of Horseheads, NY. [last 2 paragraphs
are unreadable]. Burial in Oakwood Cemetery, Mansfield. – Wellsboro Gazette,
16 January 1991, p.10
SMITH, Warren B.
Age 88, died on April 2, 2009 at the Elcor Nursing Home in Horseheads, NY. Born on Nov. 3, 1920 in Rutland, Tioga County, PA, he was the fourth child of the late Walter and Nora Stone Smith. He lived in and around Tioga and Chemung Counties for most of his life. Married November 21, 1940, Warren was predeceased by his wife of 57 years, Harriet Voorhees Smith in 1998; four of his siblings: brothers, Boyd and Wilbur Smith; and sisters, Iva Smith and Geraldine Smith Brewer, have also predeceased him. He is survived by his wife of eight years, Ileen Meacham Smith; his sister, Myrtle Smith Kennedy; his daughter, Sandra Smith of Millerton, PA; his son and daughter-in-law, Warren G. and Rebecca Pealer Smith of Lakeland, FL, formerly of Binghamton, NY; grandchildren, Nora Smith Neff, Wesley Smith, Walter Smith, Warren W. Smith, Wade Smith, Nichole Smith Geisenhof, Wyatt Smith, John Kennedy, April Kennedy, and Lynette Teets; 21 great-grandchildren, and many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Warren Smith was a veteran of WWII, serving in the US Army and Army Air Corps in Fairbanks, Alaska. In the years after the war he often worked as a commercial pilot and a flight instructor, teaching scores of people to fly airplanes and gliders in Elmira. Warren was an over 55 year member of Horseheads Old Oak Lodge #364 and past master there in 1961. He was also a member of Horseheads R.A.M. #261 and Past High Priest, St. Omer's Commandary #19KT, Valley of Corning Scottish Rite, 32nd and also a member of Southern Tier Council #16 in Elmira, NY. He was also a longtime member of the Elmira Seventh Day Adventist Church and also served on the Horseheads Town Board. An avid bowler in years past, he also enjoyed winters in Florida, camping, golf, hunting, fishing, travel and most of all good times with his family and friends. Family and friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home, 413 S. Main St., Horseheads, on Sunday, April 5, 2009, from 4-7:00 p.m. His service will take place in the Seventh Day Adventist Church, 813 Maple Ave., Elmira, NY on Monday, April 6, 2009, at 10:00 a.m. with interment to follow in Watson Cemetery in Roseville, PA, where Military Honors will be accorded. In honor of Warren Smith's past service in the US Army and with pride in the current service of his grandsons and great-grandson, the family asks that, in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the USO. NOTICE: Officers and members of Horseheads Old Oak Masonic Lodge #364 will meet at the Barber Funeral Home Sunday, April 5, 2009, at 6:45 p.m., to conduct a memorial service at 7 p.m. for their departed brother and Past Master, W.B. Warren B. Smith.
Signed, V.W. Elliott R. Blauvelt, Jr., Master
ca 1920 - 2004
THOMPSON, Gertrude E. - Gertrude E. Isaacson, 94, of Mainesburg, PA, passed away January 14, 2015, at the home of her daughter in Haines City, FL. She was born September 28, 1920, in Roseville, PA, the daughter of Richard & Janet Everett Thompson. Gertrude is survived by her son, Paul of Randleman, NC, her daughter & son-in-law, Carol & Larry Harvey of Covington, PA, her sister, Ellen Hall of Sharon, SC, her daughter-in-law, Jacqueline Isaacson of Canton, PA, 12 grandchildren, numerous great grandchildren, & 1 great great grandchild. She was predeceased by her husband, Jack, in 1998, her son, Gary, 2 sisters, Florence Smith & Fran Abplanalp, & her daughter-in-law, Judy Isaacson. Friends are invited to call at the Gary Wilston Funeral Home & Cremation Service 130 S. Main St. Mansfield, PA, Monday 11 AM - noon. Funeral services will follow there Monday at noon with Rev. Eugene Charsky officiating. Burial in State Road Cemetery, Mainesburg, PA. - Wilston Funeral Home obit, January 15, 2015
TRASK Edwin W. Age 84, of Mansfield, PA, died August 17, 2004. He was the son of Maud and Earl Trask. He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Eleanor Cleveland Trask; daughter, Connie (Jack) Baynes of Tucson, AZ, Tommy (Debbie) Trask of Leesburg, VA, and Edward (Nancy) Trask of Mechanicsburg, PA. He is also survived by grandchildren, Sharon Baynes Murphy, Alan Baynes, Jeffrey Trask, Michael Trask, Stephen Trask and Scott Trask. He had seven great-grandchildren. He was a retired truck driver and dairy farmer. After retiring, he enjoyed doing handiwork for neighbors and friends. He was the owner of the Trask Mobile Home Park and partner in Grammas' Kitchen restaurant and bakery. His great delight in life was sharing a cup of coffee with his buddies. He served in WWII. He was a member of the VFW and the Canoe Camp Church of Christ (Disciples). Friends are invited to call at the Buckheit Funeral Chapel, 637 South Main Street, Mansfield, PA, Friday, 7 to 9 p.m. to share memories and coffee from Grammas' Kitchen. On Saturday morning, there will be a viewing at 10 a.m.; the service will follow at 11a.m. the Rev. Edward M. Trask, his son, will officiate. Contributions may be sent to Laurel Home Health/Hospice, 24 Walnut Street, Wellsboro, PA 16901, or the Canoe Camp Church of Christ (Disciples), S. Main Street, Mansfield, PA 16933.
WALTZ, Arthur E. [SRGP 88207] – Arthur E. Waltz, 67, of RD 2,
Mansfield, died at his home Saturday morning March 28, 1987. Born Nov.
9, 1919, at Mansfield, he was a son of Ernest W. and Minnie May Johns Waltz.
Mr. Waltz was a veteran of World War II, serving with the US Army. He was
a retired laborer at the former Mansfield Novelty Co. Surviving are a brother,
Warren, of Mansfield; two sisters, Mrs. Mary Hemenway, also of Mansfield,
and Mrs. Doris Chamberlain of Lawrenceville; and several nieces and nephews.
The funeral was held on Monday at the Scureman Funeral Home, Mansfield.
The Rev. James T. Dawes, pastor of the United Methodist Church, officiated.
– Wellsboro Gazette, April 1, 1987
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