We now have a local history museum in Mansfield representing the area in and near Mansfield including Richmond, Sullivan, Rutland, Covington, Tioga and more
Visit the History Center on Main Street at 83 North Main Street where our library resources are housed. We also have a museum location at 61 North Main Street.
Regular hours are noon to 3 T, W Th or by appointment. Extended Summer Hours
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If you have ancestors in our area, the History Center would like to meet you and show you what we know about your family and learn what you know that we don't. Mansfield area people are the core of what we value. Our genealogy database of nearly 100,000 individuals with local connections may include your ancestors. We also have filing cabinets full of resources and a thorough knowledge of our past residents, schools, and businesses. It's worth a visit.

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1947 view of Mansfield High School. Front section , the gym, was built about 1927 attached to the old Brick School. In 1939, the Brick School was torn down and the new school built surrounding the central gym.
From the 1957 Manscript - Yearbook of Mansfield High School.
Surname First Name Year Spouse SRGP
Anderson Margaret Edith 1957 Rose
Andrews Gerald James 1957   94225 1939-2017 Bath National Cemetery
Anthony Marilyn Joann 1957 Ed McCabe
Ayers Eleane Ann 1957 Taylor
Barden Edward Arthur 1957  
Barden Sandra Rosalie 1957 Milton Polous 14218
Bartlett Howard Roger 1957  
Beardslee Wayne Coleman 1957  
Benson Jeannine Sylvia 1957 Wayne Beardslee 08445 1940-1997 Campbell, NY
Bixby Sandra Sue 1957 Thomas Smith
Bolt Claudette Jean 1957 Duane Testut
Bolt Donald Richard 1957   74998 1939-2004 Tioga County Memorial Gardens
Chamberlain Larry Clifton 1957  
Cleveland Nancy Ann 1957  
Colegrove Helen Frances 1957 Hesterlee
Crittenden Marjorie Louise 1957 Brion
Cummings Bruce Lee 1957  
Cummings Rhenda Johne 1957 William Kennedy
Doud Delbert Arthur 1957   38387 1939-2007 Oakwood Cemetery
Fish Beverly Jane 1957 Mitchell
Frank Beatrice Jean 1957  
Hamilton Frank Emmett 1957  
Harris Mary Alene 1957 Roger York
Harvey Lee William 1957 Mary Tice
Hess Jane Adeline 1957 Bonser
Hufnagel Diane Marie 1957 Jack Cady
Jackson Phyllis Jean 1957 Forrest
Johnston Donald William 1957  
Kendrick Loren Merle 1957 Pat Creeley
Lloyd Juliana 1957 Mills
Longbothum Richard Lewis 1957   85056 1939-2013
Matteson Onalee Ruth 1957 Frank Tice, John Woelfel
McNaney Michael William 1957  
Mudge David Gene 1957   02646 1939-2010
Nickerson Gloria Jean 1957 Wagaman
Parker William Orin 1957  
Penno  Jerry Ann 1957  
Rankin Sharron Dawn 1957 Bailey, Ward 96631 1939-2007 Oakwood Cemetery
Rieppel Barbara Ann 1957 Bird York 
Rose Edward Lawrence 1957  
Ross Francine 1957 LeRoy Burleigh
Sherman Mabel Marie 1957 Jim Bradley
Simpson Martha Elizabrth 1957 Makeley
Smith Beverly Nora 1957 Staron
Smith Martha Jeraldine 1957  
Welch Kenneth Leigh 1957  
Wells John Wendell 1957  
West Carole Jean 1957  
Wright Nathan Jonas 1957  
ANDREWS, Gerald J. - Gerald J. Andrews, age 78, of Mansfield, PA, passed away on Wednesday, August 2, 2017. He was born on June 11, 1939 in Blossburg, a son of Ernest "E.B" Andrews and Margaret (Sweet) Andrews. Gerald was the husband of Delphia (Hammock) Andrews. He was a US Veteran having served in the Army, 101ST Airborne. He enjoyed playing horseshoes. He is survived by his wife, Delphia; a son, Richard "Rick" (Kathy) Andrews of New Freedom, PA; three grandchildren, Christopher, James , Jennifer; five great grandchildren, Kaedin, Brycen, Austin, Aiden, Justin; two brothers, Gary (Sandy) Andrews, Steve Andrews both of Wellsboro; four sisters, Linda (Louie) Covert of Wellsboro, Debbie (Danny) Neal of NC, JoAnn (Gene) Andrews of Dayton, OH, Betsy (Larry) Tokarz of Mansfield. He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother Donald Andrews. A private graveside service will be held in Bath National Cemetery at the convenience of the family. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA. - Mansfield Gazette, 10 August 2017

B. BEARDSLEE age 57 of 4846 Cross St. died Wednesday September 19, 1997 at Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, Pennsylvania. She was born January 12, 1940 in Frost Settlement, Pennsylvania to Earl and Bernice Webster Benson. She was a graduate of Mansfield State College in 1961 and of Corning Community College in 1982. Jeannine was a 2nd grade teacher at Bradford Central School, Bradford, NY. She was a member of the Bradford Teachers Association and the Campbell United Methodist Church, Campbell, NY. Along with loving and enjoying her students she was a great enthusiast of pets and flowers. She is survived by her husband, Wayne Beardslee; one son, Andrew Beardslee of Liverpool, NY; one daughter, Tricia (Scott) Spencer of Vienna, Virginia; one brother, Gordon Henson of Hampstead, Maryland; one sister, Elenor Mest of Manhattan, Montana and several nieces and nephews. Friends may call at Seager Funeral Home, Main St., Savona, NY today September 12th from 7:00-9:00 p.m. Saturday, September 13th from 2:00-4:00 p.m. and 7:00-9:00 p.m. Funeral services will be held Sunday September 14th at 2:00 p.m. at the Campbell United Methodist Church, Campbell, NY with Rev. Finley Gray officiating. Burial will be in Hope Cemetery, Campbell, NY. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Memorial Scholarship Fund at either Bradford or Campbell-Savona Central Schools. –Elmira Star Gazette

Bolt, Donald R.,
Sr. Age 65, of Jobs Corners, Pa, died November 17, 2004, at home. He was born September 9, 1939 in Sayre, Pa., the son of Harold and Eloise Smith Bolt. Donald is survived by his wife of 40 years, the former Amanda Grover; three sons and daughters-in-law, Donald J. and Crystal of Millerton, Pa., Ronald and Renee of Gillett, Pa., Robert and Tracy, stationed in Korea with the U.S. Air Force; Three brothers, Jack of Mainesburg, Pa., Jesse of Lawrenceville, Pa., Fred of Mansfield, Pa., and ten grandchildren. He was predeceased by a brother, David. Donald was a retiree of Sysco, Horseheads, NY, and the Pennsylvania Army National Guard. He was a member of the Tioga County Early Days. Friends are invited to call at the Gary Wilston Funeral Home, 18 N. Main St., Mansfield, Pa., Sunday 2-4 p.m. Funeral services will follow there Sunday at 4 p.m., with Rev. Kenneth Marple officiating. Burial in Tioga County Memorial Gardens, Mansfield, Pa. Family will provide the flowers. Memorial contributions in Donald’s memory may be directed to Amanda Bolt, RR2 Box 180 B, Millerton, Pa. 16936.

DOUD Delbert A. "Del"

Age 67, of Mansfield, PA, died Wednesday, April 18, 2007, at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital in Wellsboro, PA. Del was the husband of Marilyn (Putnam) Doud; they would have observed a 42nd wedding anniversary on June 12, 2007. He was born on July 29, 1939 in Mansfield, PA, a son of Walter and Norma (Corwin) Doud. Del retired from the Northern Tioga School District after teaching the 5th grade for 26 years at the former Millerton Elementary School. He was a member of the East Lawrence Baptist Church, the PSEA-R, and the NEA-R. Del served in the Mansfield National Guard. He enjoyed spending time with his family and grandchildren. Del often referred to himself as the "frustrated farmer". His favorite hobbies were raising beef animals, chickens, and gardening. Del is survived by his wife, Marilyn; a son and daughter-in-law, Matthew Delbert and Jennifer Doud of Lawrenceville, PA; a daughter and son-in-law, Ann Marie and Scott Burke of Lawrenceville, PA; four grandchildren, Madden Doud, Erin, Elizabeth, and Sarah Burke; three brothers and sisters-in-law, Bruce and Shirley Doud of Pekin, IL, Brian and Ruth Doud of Mediana, Ohio, Verne and Jean Doud of Mansfield, PA; and a sister-in-law, Nancy Doud. Delbert was preceded in death by a brother, Stephen Doud. Family and friends are invited to call on Saturday, April 21, 2007, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Crematory & Monuments, PC, 637 S. Main St., Mansfield. Funeral services will be held on Sunday, April 22, 2007, at 2 p.m. at the funeral home with the Rev. G. Victor Perry officiating. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery, Mansfield, PA. Memorial contributions may be made in Delbert Doud's name to the East Lawrence Baptist Church, East Lawrence Rd., Lawrenceville, PA.

HUSTED, DeAnna - DeAnna Morgan, age 78, of Mansfield, PA, passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family on Wednesday, March 15, 2017 at Troy Community Hospital, Troy, PA. She was born November 30, 1938 in Mansfield, PA, a daughter of Joseph and Cleo Jane (Calhoun) Husted. She was the wife of the late Morris Fred Morgan who passed away in 2015. DeAnna was the owner and operator of DeAnna's Beauty Shop before she retired and continued to do hair occasionally after she retired. She attended the Church of the New Covenant in Mansfield; enjoyed crocheting, gardening, playing golf, bowling, reading, and spending time with her family and grandchildren. Left behind to cherish her memory are 2 sons; Michael Morgan of Mansfield, PA, David and his wife, Cindi Morgan of Scottsville, VA; a daughter, Julie and her husband, Greg Yoder of Syracuse, NY; a brother and sister-in-law, Thomas and Tsulan Husted of Kapolei, HI; a sister and brother-in-law, Mindy and Mike Yoder of Mansfield, PA; 9 grandchildren; 5 great grandchildren; nieces and nephews; a host of extended family and friends who she greatly cherished. She will be missed by all. Family and friends are invited to call on Saturday, April 1, 2017 from 1:00 to 3:00 P.M. at Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA. A memorial service will follow at 3:00 P.M. at the funeral chapel with Pastor Mark Scafidi officiating. Memorial contributions may be made in DeAnna's memory to the Animal Care Sanctuary, 11765 Rte. 6, Wellsboro, PA 16901, or the American Cancer Society, 1948 E. Third St., Williamsport, PA 17701. - Mansfield Gazette, 22 March 2017

LONGBOTHUM Dr. Richard Lewis  {SRGP 85056]

On Monday, Jan. 7, 2013, Dr. Richard Lewis Longbothum, 73, of Severna Park, Md., died peacefully from a long-term heart condition.  He was a loving husband and father, a dedicated and skilled electrical engineer and a devoted and true friend.  He is survived by his wife, Deborah; their four children, Heather Little, Heidi Bridle, Trixy Gillespie, Richard McHenry Longbothum; and their seven grandchildren. He grew up with his brother, Ronald Longbothum, in Mansfield and enlisted in the United States Air Force after graduating Mansfield High School in 1957 serving his country, mainly overseas, for five years. He returned from service to pursue his lifelong passion for knowledge and education by obtaining dual bachelor’s degrees in mathematics and physics from Mansfield University followed by obtaining his bachelors, masters, and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering at Penn State University.  While at Penn State, he began his pioneering work in the field of millimeter waves and designed a radiometer that later flew on three space shuttles to measure water vapor to aid in the prediction of atmospheric chemistry. His technical expertise brought him to work at the National Security Agency (NSA) where he began his esteemed 36-year career. Among his many accomplishments and contributions to the electronic warfare community, he served as a SIGINT National Intelligence Officer (SINIO), received the National Intelligence Medal of Achievement related to his work in Desert Storm and received the AOC Pioneer Award for the Technology Hall of Fame in 2009. In his final position at NSA as a Chief Scientist of the Office of Strategic Intelligence Issues, he presented many technical briefings on emerging signal technologies to the Intelligence Community.  Visitations will be held at Barranco & Sons Funeral Home, 495 Ritchie Highway, Severna Park, Md. from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m., on Friday, Jan. 11. A visitation will also be held at Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., 637 South Main St., Mansfield, from 2:to 4 p.m., with a service following on Sunday, Jan. 13. In lieu of flowers, the family has kindly requested donations to the American Heart Association, 613 Baltimore Dr., Wilkes-Barre, Pa 18702.    Wellsboro Gazette – January 9, 2013

MUDGE - David Gene Mudge, 70, of Swissvale, Pa., died on Saturday, Jan. 30, 2010 at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. David was born in Williamsport, Pa., to the late Irene (Traub/Wells) and Eldridge "Pete" Mudge on Nov. 26, 1939. He grew up in Mansfield, Pa., and graduated from Mansfield High School in 1957. He later graduated from Rochester Business Institute, and became a successful banker in St. Petersburg, Fla. David is survived by two brothers, Terry (Jane) Mudge of Mansfield, Pa., and James (Mary) Mudge of Beaver, Pa.; and a sister, Lucinda (Steve) Zientek of Mechanicsburg, Pa. Also, surviving nephews are Bradley J. Mudge, and Peter J. Mudge; nieces KimberLee Mudge, MacKenzie (Zientek) Read, and Jennifer L. Mudge; great-nephews Peter B. Mudge and Jacob T. Mudge; and a dear cousin, Lois Milinski of Elkland, Pa. David also leaves behind a long-time companion and friend, David Iovino of Pittsburgh.A memorial service will be held at a later date. Family suggests memorial contributions to the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation, 1323 N. Halsted Street, Suite 201, Chicago, Ill. 60642-2642. Arrangements by STATHERS FUNERAL AND CREMATION SERVICES, INC., 7400 Irvine St., Swissvale, 412-271-7030. - Williamsport Sun Gazette, February 2, 2010

RANKIN – Sharon Dawn Ward, 67, of Mansfield, died Friday, July 20, 2007 at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro. Sharon was the wife of the late Jack C. Bailey who died June 23, 1983 and a long time companion of Dean Ward. She was born Dec. 14, 1939, in Mansfield, a daughter of Ross and Lena Sumner Rankin. Sharon was formerly employed at Mansfield University in the Manser Dining Hall. Her favorite past times were watching movies, drawing, art, refinishing furniture, and trivia. Sharon is survived by two sons and a daughter-in-law, Jimmy Bailey of Bath, NY, Todd and Tina Bailey of Mansfield; two daughters and sons-in-law, Jackie and Steve Antes of Wellsville, NY, Tara Jo and Jerry Copas of Sayre; her long time companion, Dean Ward of Mansfield; six grandchildren, Brittany Bailey, Hanna Bailey, Beth and Mark Antes, Kerstin Barnett, Michael Copas; and a brother, Phil Rankin of Wellsboro. Family and friends were invited to call on Monday, July 23, 2007 from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Crematory, and Monuments, PC, Mansfield. Funeral services were held immediately following the viewing, at 4 p.m. at the funeral home with the Rev. Ira Hindman officiating. Burial was made in Oakwood Cemetery, Mansfield. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 1948 E. Third St., Williamsport, PA 17701 or to MADD, 511 E. John Carpenter Freeway, Suite 700, Irving, Texas, 75062 or to the charity of one’s choice. – Mansfield Gazette, 25 July 2007  

REYNOLDS, Jerry Norman - Jerry Norman Reynolds, age 77, of Wellsboro, PA, passed away at his home Friday, December 23, 2016. He was born in Blossburg, PA on July 10, 1939 a son of James and Charlotte (Jones) Reynolds. Jerry was a veteran of the Air Force. He was a self-employed mechanic. Jerry is survived by 3 sons, Michael "Mike" (Pam) of Wellsboro, PA, Mark (Kate) of Pittsburgh, PA, Mathew of Phoenix, AZ; a daughter, Marci Reynolds of Covington, PA; a brother, Dale Reynolds of Covington, PA; a sister, Betty Goff of Wellsboro, PA; 9 grandchildren; 2 great grandchildren. He was predeceased by a sister, Leona Bowen, 2 brothers, James and Robert, and his parents. Family and friends are invited to call on Wednesday, December 28, 2016 from 1:00 to 2:00 P.M. at Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA. Funeral services will follow at 2:00 P.M. at the funeral chapel with Pastor T. J. Freeman officiating. Military honors will be provided by the Tioga County Honor Guard. Burial will be in E. Charleston Cemetery, Whitneyville, PA. Memorial contributions may made to the Tioga Co. Honor Guard, c/o Robert Leyfert, P O Box 504, Tioga, PA 16946. – Williamsport Sun-Gazette, 26 December 2016


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