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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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1939 Class Mansfield High School
This class spent their senior year attending classes at the Methodist Church and other buildings around town while the new school was under construction. They did not have a yearbook because of the difficulties in producing one under such difficult circumstances. This list is of the junior class in the 1938 yearbook. There may be additional names if new students joined the class, and some may not have graduated.
I have a 1939 Commencement Brochure that lists the graduates and their curriculum. As expected, not all graduated and some who were not listed in the previous list joined the class. If there is a J after the year, it means they were in junior class but not graduate list.
 

Surname First Name Year Spouse
Green Dorothy 1939 J  
Crittenden Tom 1939 J  Jaqueline ?? 11146
Armstrong Una N.  1939 Home Ec.   08400
Bailey Donald 1939 Academic  
Benson Virginia E. 1939 Home Ec. Cecil Reynolds 05502 1921-
Bentley Harold 1939 J  Helen Harris 77852 1921-1981 Whitneyville Cemetery
Bixby Clifford W. 1939 Agriculture  Mary Cleveland 78634
Bostock Doris Lillian 1939 Academic
Bowen Ruth 1939 J  
Brace Lillian Elvira  1939J Academic  
Bryan Ross E. Jr. 1939 Academic   76950
Chamberlain  Hugh 1939 J  Delphene Wood 13222 1921-1940 Mainesburg Cemetery
Cheesman Pauline Doris 1939 Home Ec.
Cleveland Eleanor 1939 Academic Edwin Trask 23072
Crippen Zelma B. 1939 Home Ec. Jesse Dierstein 72443 1921-
Dibble Nathalie 1939 J  
Dierstein Wilbur F. 1939 Academic Bertha Everett 83644
Dirtsche Florence Louise 1939 Academic  
Dyke Myrtle Elthea 1939 Home Ec.  
Everett M. Anita 1939 Home Ec. Wayne Keisel 55556
Every Joseph R. 1939  Academic   27386 1920-2005 St. Andrews
Every Mary Elizabeth 1939 Home Ec. Hogan 27387
Feig Yvonne 1939 J [4]  33940 1921-dec
Grant Carolyn 1939 Academic  
Grennel Merle A. 1939 Academic Ernestine Bolt  33079
Hagar Marion 1939 Home Ec. Kenneth Colvert 35879 1920-1979
Husted Idessa 1939 Home Ec.  
Judge Tom William 1939 Academic 82498
Kilmer Gerald H. 1939 Acadmic
Knapp Robert 1939 J 56947
McClure Letha Virginia 1939 Academic Lawrence Palmer 26142
McDowell Laura Mae 1939 Academic
Mahonske Eleanor Rose 1939 Academic
Matteson Donald E. 1939 Academic
Moore Raymond 1939 Academic Virgnia Satterfield 69287
Neal Byron 1939 J 56238 1921-1989 Whitneyville Cemetery
Owen Helen 1939 Academic
Peterson Mary Lee 1939 Academic Bob Messinger 82812
Precit John J. 1939 Academic
Putnam Charles C. 1939  Academic
Rickerson Hazel Eva 1939 Home Ec.
Rickerson Martha Louise 1939 Home Ec.
Rieppel Arlene 1939  Home Ec. Daniel Strailey 83343 1922-2009 Arbon Cemetery
Rumsey Audele 1939 Academic Kermit Longley 06262
Rundell Fayette Charles 1939 Agriculture 37225 1921-1992
Schlappi Helen Augusta 1939 Home Ec. Robert Bower 69441 1920-2000 Arbon Cemetery
Shaw Edson R. 1939 Academic Nellie Smith 03674 1921-
Shaw  Richard E 1939 Academic 20502 1922-
Shaw L. Seymour 1939 Agriculture Marie Draxler, Gertrude Finch 23097 1920-
Smith William T. 1939 Academic Janice Kendrick 27504 1921-2012 State Road Cemetery
Slingerland Warren C. 1939 Agriculture Alice Cox 57048 1921-1985 Oakwood Cemetery
Soper Wellwood E. 1939 Academic 59334
Starkey Merle 1939 J
Stauffer Byron 1939 J Lucy Levindofsky 12073 1921-1998 Mainesburg Cemetery
Strange Barbara A. 1939 Academic Forrest Baker 04338 1923-1992
Strange Joe 1939  Academic Joyce Campbell 04337 1921-1945 Killed in Germany WW2
Swezey Walter O. 1939 Academic Margaretta "Gret" Baker 87139 1920-1994 Oakwood Cemetery
Theoharous Lewis 1939 Academic
Webster Dorothea E.  1939 Home Ec. Lavere Fogelsonger 13464 1921-1999 Mainesburg Cemetery
Wood Gorton 1939 Academic
Welch Margaret 1939 J Donald Bentley 03577 1921- Graduated 1940
56 J/ 49 Grad
Harold BENTLEY, age 60 of Austinville, Pa., Tuesday October 20, 1981. Friends may call at the Vickery Funeral Home, Troy, Pa., Thursday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral there Friday at 1 p.m. with the Rev. Kenneth Marple officiating. Burial Whitneyville Cemetery. Memorials may be directed to Austinville Union Church or Troy Community Hospital. Survived by wife of 41 years, Helen Harris Bentley; sons and daughters-in-law Harold and Carolyn Bentley Jr. of Austinville, Pa., Robert and Doris Ann Bentley of Canton, Pa., mother Louise Bentley of Mansfield, Pa.; 1 brother Maurice Bentley of Redlands, CA.; 6 grandchildren, several nieces and nephews. He was employed in the maintenance department of the Troy Community Hospital. [In Class Junior year]
Hugh Chamberlain 1918-1940
Joe Every 1919-2005
EVERY Joseph R. (SRGP 27386) Age 85, of R.D. 4, Troy, PA, died Thursday, September 8, 2005, at his brother's home in Mansfield, PA (Actually in Richmond township on Sullivan Township border). Joseph was born on October 22, 1919 a son of Clarence and Mary Every. Joseph was a member of St. John's Nepomucene Catholic Church. He was a U.S. Army veteran, having served in WWII. Joseph is survived by one brother, James Every of Mansfield, PA; one nephew, Dennis Hogan of Etters, PA; several great-nieces and nephews. Three sisters, Frances, Mary Elizabeth, and Joan, preceded him in death. Family and friends are invited to call on Monday, September 12, 2005, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Crematory & Monuments, PC, 637 South Main Street, Mansfield, PA. A Mass of Christian Burial celebrating Joseph's life will be held on Tuesday, September 13, 2005, at 10 a.m. at the Holy Child Catholic Church, South Main Street, Mansfield, PA, with The Rev. Albert Leonard as Celebrant. Burial will be in St. Andrew's Catholic Cemetery, Blossburg, PA.
Marion Hagar
1920-1979
HAGAR - Doris Marion - Marion Hagar Calvert passed away Saturday, December 1, 1979, in the Nassawadux, Virginia hospital after an extended illness. She was the daughter of Claude and Jennie Bly Hagar. She was born on December 12, 1920 in Mansfield. Surviving are six sisters and three brother, most of whom live in Mansfield. Mrs. Margaret Austin, Wellsboro; Mrs. Eloise Smith, Miss Ina Hagar, Mrs. Julia Jerzak and Mrs. Lena Burrows, all of Mansfield; Mrs. Lois Harris, Tioga; Fordyce and Milton Hagar, both of Mansfield; and Claude W. Hagar of Montoursville. Funeral and burial were in Tunkhannock on Tuesday. - Wellsboro Gazette, December 5, 1979, p.12
NEAL – Byron A. Neal, 68, of Mansfield died Sunday, Nov. 5, 1989 at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital in Wellsboro. Born on Oct. 12, 1921 in Mansfield, he was the son of Dr. Leonard and Stella Husted Neal. He was employed as a communication technician and a TV and Appliance store owner. He was a WWII Army Veteran, member of Friendship Lodge No. 247 F&AM, Williamsport Consistory, Wilkes-Barre Shrine, Corning American Legion, DAV and AARP. Surviving are three brothers, William of York, and Homer and Darwin, both of Mansfield; and two sisters, Mary and Elizabeth Neal, both of Mansfield. Services were held Nov. 8 at 11 AM at the Wilston Funeral Home on North Main Street in Mansfield. The Rev. Thomas Thomas officiated. Burial was in the Whitneyville Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made in his memory to a charity of one choice
Arlene Rieppel 1922-2009

RIEPPEL - Arlene Strailey, 87, of Blossburg, died on Friday, April 24, 2009, at the Renown Regional Medical Center in Reno, Nev. Arlene Rieppel Strailey was born in Cowanesque, on Jan. 2, 1922, the daughter of the late John and Ethel (Skinner) Rieppel. She was the beloved wife of the late Donald Strailey who died in 1997. Arlene was employed as assistant librarian at the Blossburg Memorial Library for 15 years until retiring in 1984. She was a member of the Blossburg’s First United Methodist Church. Most important in Arlene’s life was caring for her family and home. She excelled at cooking, sewing and crafts. Arlene also enjoyed reading and gardening. Surviving are her two sons, Donald Strailey of San Francisco and Piers Strailey (Faith Kantor) of Quincy Calif.; two grandsons, Kaarle and Kendaal; a sister, Edith West of Middlebury Center; and a brother, James H. Rieppel. She was predeceased by her husband of 50 years, Donald; four siblings, Edna Locke, Anna Rieppel, and Paul and Perry Rieppel. The family invited friends to call from 6 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, April 28, at Zwicharowski Funeral Home, 314 Granger St, Blossburg. The funeral service was held Wednesday at 11 a.m. at the funeral home. Interment followed in Arbon Cemetery. Those who wish may consider a memorial to the Book of Memory, First United Methodist Church, 108 N. Williamson Road, or to the Memorial Library, 307 Main St. both in Blossburg, Pa. 16912. - Mansfield Gazette, April 29, 2009
 

Helen Schlappi 1920-2002 Edson R. Shaw 1921-2012

SCHLAPPI -HELEN (SCHLAPPI) BOWER, 81, Richfield, MN (formerly of Mansfield and Blossburg), died April 20, 2002 in Minnesota.  She was the daughter of the late Adolth, Sr. and Fanny (Merriam) Schlappi.  Surviving are her husband Robert; daughters, Sandra (Jim) Olson and Margaret "Peg" Bower; grandchildren, Krista and Kyle Olson.  She was predeceased by a son, Robert L. Bower, II and brothers, Adolph and Charles Schlappi.  A graveside service will be held 10 a.m. Thursday, April 25 at the Arbon Cemetery, Blossburg.  A memorial service will be held at the Hope Presbyterian Church, S. Richfield, MN, May 1st.  Memorials may be directed to the Hope Presbyterian Church, Portland Ave., So. Richfield, MN.  Local arrangements are under the care of the Zwicharowski Funeral Home, Blossburg.

SHAW Edson R. (SRGP 03674)
90, of Mansfield, died Wednesday, April 11, 2012, at the Green Home, Wellsboro.  He was born July 21, 1921, in Mansfield, and is the last of six children of John and Leda Knapp Shaw.  Edson was a retired dairy farmer, a charter member of the East Sullivan Grange, the Mainesburg United Methodist Church, and served as a longtime member of the board of directors of Southern Tioga Schools.  He is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Edson Jr. and Kaleen Shaw of Mansfield; a daughter and son-in-law, Nancy and Charles Kent of Mansfield; seven grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; nieces; and nephews. He was predeceased by his wife, Nellie and his daughter, Joan Cowles.   Private graveside services will be held for Edson at the State Road Cemetery, Mainesburg. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in his memory may be made to the Tioga County Branch of the YMCA 40-42 Besanceney Dr. Mansfield, PA 16933.   Wellsboro Gazette – April 12, 2012
 

SLINGERLAND, Warren C. [SRGP 57048] - Warren C. Slingerland, age 64, of RD1, Mansfield died on Tuesday, May 28, 1985 at the Green Home in Wellsboro. He was born in Mansfield, PA January 11, 1921 the son of Colie H. and Helen Knapp Slingerland. He was a lifetime dairy farmer in the Mansfield area and had also been employed as a security guard at Mansfield State College for nine years retiring in 1977. He was a 35 year member of the former Tioga Valley Grange #918. He is survived by his wife, Alice Cox Slingerland; two sons, Charles of Mansfield and Ronald of Troy; one daughter, Mrs. Helen Burleigh of Mansfield; 10 grandchildren; several nieces, nephews and cousins. Funeral services were held on Friday, May 28th at the Scureman Funeral Home with the Rev. James T. Dawes and Terry Mickey officiating. Burial in the Oakwood Cemetery at Mansfield. - Wellsboro Gazette, June 5, 1985, p.8
Byron Stuaffer 1921-1998 Barbara Strange 1923-1992

STAUFFER, BYRON A.,  76, (SRGP 12073) of Mansfield died Saturday, Jan, 17, 1998, at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro.  Born, Jan. 22, 1921, in Mainesburg, he was the son of Gordon and Gladys Brainard Stauffer.  He was a retired PennDOT worker after many years of service as a heavy equipment operator and driver.  He was a member of Mainesburg United Methodist Church.  He loved to collect die cast cars and work crossword puzzles.  Surviving are beloved friend, Alberta J. Belknap; one son and daughter-in-law, Edward and Sandy Stauffer of Washington, Pa., stepchildren, Randy and Shirley Hilfiger, Gene Belknap, Bill and Connie Marble, all of Mansfield, and Charles Belknap of Osceola; eight grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; two nephews and one niece.  Calling hours were held Tuesday, Jan. 20, at Scureman Funeral Home, Mansfield, where services were held with the Rev. James Bellamy officiating.  Burial was made at Mainesburg Cemetery.

STRANGE - Barbara A. Baker, 69, of RD 3, Gillett, died Friday, April 4, 1992.  She was a former employee of S.F. Iszard Department Store and along with her family, have owned and operated the Pinecroft Golf Course, Centerville, for the past 20 years.  Surviving are her husband, Forrest Baker; one daughter, Barbara, of Painted Post, N.Y.; two sons, John of Gillett, and David of Elmira, N.Y.; one sister, Vivian Andres of Florida; three brothers, Russell Strange, Wayne Strange and Arthur Strange all  of Mansfield, 10 grandchildren; five great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.  Calling hours were held Sunday, April 5, at Roberts Funeral Home, Wellsburg.  It was her request that there be no funeral service
 

Dorothea Webster 1921-1996

WEBSTER - Dorotha Fogelsonger: MANSFIELD - Dorotha Fogelsonger, 77, formerly of this borough and St. Petersburg, Fla., died Tuesday, July 6, 1999, at Broad Acres Nursing Home, Wellsboro. Her husband, LaVere D. Fogelsonger, died May 25, 1996. She was a member of the American Association of Retired Persons. She was a member of State Road Baptist Church, Mainesburg. Born July 29, 1921, in Covington, she was a daughter of Charles and Edna Ashley Webster. Surviving are two sons, Jeff of Mansfield and Charles of Spring Hill, Fla.; a daughter, Gayle F. Clark of Mansfield; a sister, Diantha Webster of Wellsboro; six grandchildren; and a great-granddaughter. A brother, Robert Webster, died Dec. 22, 1998. The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Scureman's, 130 S. Main St., with the Rev. David Blowers officiating. Burial will be in Mainesburg Cemetery. Friends may call at the Funeral home from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday.
 

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