Tri-Counties Genealogy & History by Joyce M. Tice
School Memorabilia of the Tri-Counties
Graduate Photos Mansfield State Normal School 
The following class photos were in the belongings of Ernest Inscho. His niece, 
Jane Webb, has scanned them for us and sent them to me on CD ROM. 
I have edited them for size and added names. All were taken by Bailey of Mansfield
who did many of the Normal School photos. 

South Hall, Built 1870
from 1928 Carontowan
School: Mansfield State Normal School
Mansfield, Tioga County PA
Photos of Graduates
Year: Not Identified
Submitted by: Jane WOHLSCHLEGEL Webb
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Mary Erway, Harrison Valley Mary Booker, Herrickville
Mina A. Lewis, Mansfield
Born 1880, daughter of Elizabeth Burke and
Charles Lewis. Married H. Gaige (Prev.Pg.)
Died 1912, Bur. Prospect Cemetery, Mansfield
W. J. Neal, Liberty PA
Peter F. Toye, Pittston R. Luvinnie Cornwall, Mansfield PA
Subj:  BIO - W. J. Neal, MSNS 1900 graduate
Date: 03/23/2002 4:49:25 PM Eastern Standard Time
From: (barb conrad)

Photo is identified as N. J. Neal. It is actually William J. Neal. William was born January 1, 1881 in Blossburg, PA, an adopted son of his grandparents, William J. and Elizabeth Harer Neal who owned a farm in Liberty Township, Tioga County, PA. William's granddad called him "Willy". William's great grandparents were John and Elizabeth Hartman Neal who were pioneer settlers of the Liberty area. His mother was Mary Jane "Janie" Neal who died four days after his birth. His father was George John Schmelzle of Union Township, Tioga County, PA. William graduated with the 1900 class of MSNS, a member of the Delphie fraternity. From 1901-1910, he was employed in the C. H. Lugg Department Store at Coudersport, Potter County, PA. For the next two years, he was employed at the T. W. Judge Co., in Mansfield, Tioga County, PA. In 1912, William bought the shoe store of Mr. Homer Kingsley in Mansfield. William retired from the store in 1947 but still owned the business at his death on April, 13, 1952. On August 9, 1916, he married Miss Helen Pollack, daughter of James Pollack, Superintendent of the Fall Brook Coal Co. at Antrim, Duncan Township, Tioga Co. William and Helen had one child, a daughter, Jean Neal, who married Rev. Lawrence N. Manross.

William was a deeply religious man and had served as President, Secretary, and Young People's Superintendent for the Tioga County Sabbath School Association. He was a member of the Mansfield Methodist Church for many years and three years prior to his death, he attended the Covington Baptist Church where he taught the Adult Bible Class whenever his health permitted. He was buried in the Union Cemetery, Liberty Township, Tioga Co., near the graves of his parents and grandparents.