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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 Spouse  
Ashley Leona 1938  [John Lombardo]  75389 1920-2000
Austin June 1938 Audley Aldenderfer  06743 1920-living
Bailey Laurence 1938  [Dorothy Gardner]  34886 1921-
Barden Milton 1938 Eleanor Mahonski  
Barnes Hazel 1938 Edwin Sipe  
Bastian Virginia 1938 Wilson Smith  02437 1919-
Benson  Velma 1938  Warren Nash  01730 1919-2000 Glenwood Cemetery
Brace Sterling 1938  [Jean Moran]  02128 1921-2007 Welsh Settlement Cemetery
Buchanan Eulala 1938 William Baker  20455 1920-1998
Chamberlain Ernestine 1938    19441 1920-2003 Mainesburg Cemetery
Cleveland Ellis 1938  [Frances Chamberlain] 79921  1921-1948 Prospect Cemetery
Copp Lester 1938 Mary Paris  51861
Cox Arlie 1938    
Finesilver Ann 1938 Farwell  
Fish Ava 1938    
Foersch Irene 1938    
Fralic Robert 1938 Joyce Sherwood  82234
Freligh Mae 1938 Starner  
Glover Jean 1938    
Gillette Shirley 1938 Goodman  
Griffiths Audrey 1938 John Baynes  23076
Hendricks Robert 1938  [Ruby Sassen]  03606
Husted Myron 1938 Evelyn Evans, Ida Harding 85757  1918-1997 Tioga CMG
Meaker Donna 1938    
McCue Rita 1938    
Nicholas Robert 1938    
Osborne Anna Mae 1938   19336 
Precit Agnes 1938    83357
Roupp Edgar 1938 [Thelma Slingerland]   70407 1919-1972 Tioga CMG
Schanbacher Gerald 1938  [Ferne Terry]  83520 1920-2005 East Point Cemetery
Seeley Pauline 1938 Howard Baker
[Note yearbook says Robert Baker, but that is incorrect]
 10756
Sherman Theo 1938 John Barden  14212 1918-2000 Tioga CMG
Smith Donald 1938  [Myra Giles] 19063 
Smith Warren 1938 Harriet Voorhies  02050 1920-2009 Watson Cemetery
Somerville Jean 1938    
Strange Vivian 1938 [Norman S. Andrews]   04336
Stuart Ernestine 1938    86752 1920-2012 Tioga CMG
Swingle Theora 1938 William Sullivan   83649
Thompson  Ellen 1938 Hall  
Thompson Gertrude 1938 Jack Isaacson 78369 
Trask Edwin 1938 Eleanor Cleveland  23071 ca 1920-2004
Waltz Arthur 1938    
Whitteker Marian 1938 Maurice Chamberlain 22033  1920-
Wilcox Geraldine 1938  [Charles Goforth]  24740
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Velma Benson 1919-2000 Sterling Brace 1920-2007
BENSON -VELMA B. NASH, 81, of Mainesburg, died on Friday, Dec. 8, 2000, in Arnot Odgen Medical Center in Elmira, N.Y.  She was a member of the Bakerburg Community Church.  Born on April 16, 1919, she was a daughter of Oswald and Mabel Hilfiger Benson.  Surviving, besides her husband Warren, are two sons, Eldon of Mainesburg and Garth of Troy; a sister, Virginia Reynolds of Mainesburg; and one grandson.  The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Wilston Funeral Home, Mansfield, with the Revs. Kenneth Marple and Ivan Mathewson officiating.  Friends may call at the funeral home from 1 to 2 p.m. Tuesday.  Burial will be in Glenwood Cemetery, Troy.

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.
 

Ernestine Chamberlain 1920-2003 Ellis Cleveland 1921-1948

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.
 

MHS1938; Tioga County Memorial Gardens
HUSTED - Myron C. "Mike" Husted, 79, [SRGP 85757] of Mansfield died Saturday, Oct. 11, 1997, at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro. Born June 11, 1918, in Mansfield, he was the son of John and Elvera Price Husted. He retired from Bordens in Wellsboro and farming. He served as an Army medic during World War II and was a member of the Whitneyville United Methodist Church. Preceding him in death were his wife, Ida Harding Husted, in 1990; one brother, John Husted; and one grandson, Gary James Husted. Surviving are two daughters, Marlene Fillmore of Wellsboro and Millie Glascock of Culpeper, VA; two sons, Gary Husted of Whitneyville and Myron Husted of Sasabe, Ariz.; two sisters, Tess Beard of Valois, NY; and Shirley Bailey of Mansfield; four brothers, Joseph Husted of Orange City, Fla.; Gordon Husted of Galeton; Edwin Husted of Roseville and Richard Husted of Watkins Glen, NY; several grandchildren; great grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Private services were held at the Wilston Funeral Home, Mansfield with the Rev. David Watkins officiating. Burial was made in Tioga County Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Wellsboro. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the Meals on Wheels Program in care of Laurel Health Systems Senior Support Services, PO Box 8, Blossburg, PA 16912 - Wellsboro Gazette, October 15, 1997
Edgar Roupp 1919-1972 Gerald Schanbacher 1920-2005

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.

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
 

Theo Sherman 1918-2000

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.
 

Warren Smith 1920-2009

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
 

Ernestine Stuart 1920-2012
STUART Ernestine Stuart Allen
age 91, formerly of Mansfield, PA, died on Sunday, February 26, 2012 in Harrisonburg, VA. She was born on September 29, 1920 in Mansfield, PA, a daughter of the late, Ernest M. Stuart and Hilda D. Stuart of Mansfield. She was preceded in death by her husband of 65 years, Jack H.R. Allen who died in 2009. She was a graduate of Mansfield State Teachers College (Mansfield University) and Penn State University. She retired from the Wellsboro (PA) Area School District in 1991. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Mansfield. She is survived by son and daughter-in-law: Stuart and Clarice Allen of Staunton, VA, daughters and sons-in-law: Joan and Robert Gibel of La Quinta, CA, Mary Jo and John Hanley of San Bruno, CA; sister Mary Jo Wilcox of Mansfield, five grandchildren and nine great grandchildren. A private family graveside service will be held at the Tioga County Memorial Gardens, Mansfield, PA. at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made to the Sunnyside Communities Fellowship Fund, 600 University Blvd. Suite L, Harrisonburg, VA 22801.  Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the Gary W. Wilston Funeral Home and Cremation Service, 130 S. Main Street, Mansfield, PA.  Star Gazette March 1, 2012
Ed Trask ca 1920 - 2004

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.
 

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