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Mainesburg Cemetery, Sullivan Township, Tioga County PA

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Photos by Joyce M. Tice
June/July 2001
Obituaries, Clippings and Photos Collected  by Joyce M. Tice
For her Sullivan-Rutland Genealogy Project.
Please submit any additional clippings or photos that you have available. 


Reading a series of obituaries from a single cemetery, as they are presented here, is like reading the multi-generational history of a community. These people were the local populace at a particular time. The people buried here knew each other, were neighbors, relatives and school mates. They attended church together and engaged in "trade" or business.  All people are listed in alphabetic order by surname at BIRTH. Women identified by a married alias only and  for whom a birth surname can not be identified, are listed on the last page for the cemetery's obituaries.








INSCHO, NORA BELLE - Subj:  SRGP - Mainsburg burials
Date:  3/9/2003 10:15:43 AM Eastern Standard Time
From: (Jane Webb)
Reply-to: (Jane Webb)

Joyce, I was browsing this morning and ran across your Mainsburg Cemetery list from your SRGP database. Perhaps you would like to include Nora Belle Inscho in your list. According to her death certificate she is buried in Mainsburg. Some of the dates for her that are in your database are incorrect. She is #12112 in your database.

Birth - 15 Sep 1884. Death certificate; The History of the Parshall Family; James C. Parshall; 1903
Marriage to D. Sanford Dewey 20 Oct 1914 - Application for marriage - #6631; pg 247; Book 14. Tioga County PA
1920 Federal census of Tioga County PA Sullivan township.
Dewey, Dennson S. Jr. head age 36; Nora B. wife age 35; census date was 2 Jan 1920.
Death 14 May 1920 - Death certificate from PA. rec'd 4 Oct 2002 #2104490; Died at Blossburg State Hospital. Cause of death - brain tumor.
Buried 16 May 1920 - Mainsburg, PA.
Jane Webb

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 Jennie B. Webster, age 83, of Covington RD 2, Pa., died Monday, Sept. 5, 1966. Funeral was at Shaw and Robena Funeral Home, Wednesday at 2 pm.  Burial was in Mainesburg Cemetery. Survived by husband, Luther; son, Laurence DeWitt of Wellsboro; sister, Miss Ethel Jackson of Wellsboro; six grandchildren; six great grandchildren. She was a member of the State Road Baptist Church.

 Ellen I. Webster, widow of the late Bert A. Webster, diedFebruary 27, 1934, at 7:10 p.m.  She was the daughter of the late Charles and Elizabeth Walker Jaquish and was born July 7, 1852, in Covington township.  She was united in marriage to Bert A. Webster on January 26, 1884.  Two children were born to them, Charles, of Sullivan and Ethel, at home.  They resided in Sullivan until moving to the present home on the Mainesburg road about 22 years ago.  She united with the Disciple church in early life, but after marriage attended the Baptist Church with the family as long as her health permitted.  Besides the two children, she is survived by one sister, Mrs. Jane Whittaker, and one brother, Joseph Jaquish, both of Mansfield, and three grandchildren, Diantha, Dorotha and Robert Webster, and a number of nieces and nephews.  Funeral services were held Friday at 2 p.m., at the home, the Rev. D. J. Griffiths officiating; interment in Prospect Cemetery. (Both Bert and Ellen show on the Mainesburg Cemetery listing even though both obits say Prosp[ect is Burial place)

Dennis J. Johns, aged 61,of 252 Bridge Street, Corning, for the past 27 years a highly respected resident of that city, died suddenly Tuesday evening at Corning Hospital following injuries received Monday evening, November 13, near Wellsboro, pa., when he fell from the top of a freight car while at his duties as a brakeman on the New York Central Railroad.Mr. Johns was taken to Corning following the accident and taken to the hospital where it was discovered he had a broken collar bone. It was thought that his injuries, while painful, were not serious and he was considered to be improving steadily. About 15 minutes before his death he was stricken with a critical heart condition.Announcement of his death came as a shock to his many associates and friends who were confidently expecting his recovery. Mr. Johns was born in Tioga, Pa., February 24, 1872, the son of Charles and Addie Johns. He was married when a young man, in Elmira to Miss Fannie DeWitt of Mainesburg, Pa., who survives. For the past 27 years he has resided in Corning where his genial and kindly disposition, his integrity and faithfulness to the ideals in which he believed, won him the respect and regard of a host of friends. He began employment with the New York Central Railroad as a brakeman and was advanced to the post of conductor in 1905, which he held until the railroad had to reduce its staff, thus making it necessary for many conductors to return to braking again. Mr. Johns attended the Grace Methodist Episcopal church and was a member of the Brotherhood of Railway Trainmen and the Corning Lodge of Odd Fellows. Besides his widow, he is survived by one adopted son, Jack B. Johns of Corning; two sisters, Miss Miriam Johns of Rochester, and Mrs. Ruth Benoit of Sodus Point; four brothers, Burnsey of Sodus Point, Victor and Seeley of Rochester, and Herbert of Cleveland Heights, Ohio. The funeral was held from the late home, 252 Bridge Street, Corning, Saturday morning at 10:30 o’clock with the Rev. John O. Mabuce, pastor of the Grace Methodist Episcopal church, officiating. Interment in Mainesburg.  Mr. Johns was well known in Mansfield, where he conduced a draying business for several years before going to Corning. (handwritten on article Nov 1933)

Dennis Johns, a former resident of Mansfield, died today at the Corning Hospital. Funeral services will be held Saturday at 10:30 a.m., at the home in Corning; burial services at 2 p.m. in the Mainesburg Cemetery. (Handwritten date Nov. 22, 1933)

Mr. Seeley Johns [SRGP 07598]
In Sullivan, May 17, 1875, Mr. Seeley Johns, aged 74.  (Tuesday, May 25, 1875, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.) [Mainesburg Cemetery]

 Mrs. Sylvia Rockwell diedat the home of her son, Sam B. Rockwell in Grays Valley, Friday morning, March 14, following an illness of one week, which confined her to her bed only one day.  Her sudden death came as a shock to her relatives and friends.  Mrs. Rockwell was born September 5, 1836 in Sullivan, Tioga Co., Pa.  She was the only daughter of Seeley and Miriam Johns, five brothers having preceded her to the Great Beyond.  She was educated at Alfred, N. Y., afterward teaching in the schools of Sullivan Township until her marriage to Allan Rockwell on March 2, 1856 who died September 4th, 1875, leaving her with the heavy responsibilities of the farm, which she managed until her children were able to relieve her of the burden.   She then retired to the “old homestead” where she spent the remainder of her life until the past few months.  She is survived by two sons Burt J. Rockwell of Towanda, Pa., and Sam B. Rockwell of Grays Valley, four grandchildren Allan Rockwell of Towanda, Pa., and Sylvia, Alice and Warren Rockwell of Gray Valley, besides several nieces and nephews.  She was a loving and thoughtful mother, kind and generous to all.   (Handwritten date 1919)

JONES  (SRGP 02903) - Euphemia Jones Hart died at her home in Mainesburg, Tuesday, August 9, 1921, of a complication of diseases, after an illness of two weeks. This is the second time within six months that death has visited this home. Mrs Hart Sr.; having recently died. The subject of our sketch was born in Covert, Bradford county, Dec. 4,1868, but when a child she, with her parents, George and Polly Jones came to Richmond township, Tioga county, where she grew up, attending the rural school. When only a girl in her teens she married Henry Hart, of Sullivan on Christmas Day, 1884. They began housekeeping in Sullivan township, later moving to Mainesburg. To this union three children were born: Nellie Hart Kosteski of Elmira; Owen,at home, and one who died in infancy. Besides the husband and two children, of her immediate family there survive four brothers and one sister: Mrs Anna Jones Warters, Manford, M. DD, Asa and Clarence Jones, all of Tioga R.D. She united with the M.E. Church of her home town some years previous to her death and will be missed by her associates of the Bible Class. Ever of a retiring nature , she was content to nestled under the shadow of the hill, ever ready to lend a hand or a smile of welcome to all who fared up and down the hill of life. For the rest- her affections, her thoughts, her strength it was unstintedly given for the future happiness of husband and children. Truly "she hath done what she could." The funeral was held at her late home, Rev. F.L. Smith officiating. Appropriate music was feelingly rendered by Mr and Mrs George Robbins. The respect and love for the deceased and the sympathy for the lonely husband and children was expressed by the lavish flowers which covered the coffin, sent by P.O.S. of A. order, Grange, relatives and friends. Interment was in Mainesburg Cemetery. T. Hotchkiss, Ward Gardner, Sam Smith, Ernest Seymour, Harry Frickel and Abel Ashley, all P.O.S. of A. brothers, officiated as pallbearers.

KRAUSE  Donald "Don" W. (SRGP 78929) Age 76, of Mainesburg, PA, diedat home on Wednesday, January 25, 2006. He was born on April 21, 1929, the son of the late Harold W. and Rose M. (Cupp) Krause. Don and his loving wife, Elsie (Hodder) Krause celebrated their 49th wedding anniversary on August 4, 2005. Family and friends are invited to call at the Scureman Funeral Home, Inc., 130 South Main Street, Mansfield, PA, on Friday, January 27, 2006, from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., then again on Saturday, January 28, from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. with Pastor Howard Woodruff officiating. Interment will be at Mainesburg Cemetery with Full Military Honors Accorded. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials in Don's name be directed to the Mainesburg United Methodist Church Building Fund, 100 Smith Park Road Mainesburg, PA 16932, or the American Heart Association, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701. [Obit says Mainesburg, but his home is in Sullivan township well outside the village of Mainesburg - used Mainesburg PO]

Harold W, Krause, age 65, of Mainesburg, died Tuesday February 23, 1971, at the Blossburg State General Hospital. Funeral services were held Friday at 1:30 p.m. at the Shaw and Robena Funeral Home. The Rev. Ira Hinderman officiated. Burial was in the Mainesburg Cemetery. Survived by wife, Rose Krause; son, Donald Krause of Mainesburg; brother, William Krause of Blossburg; sisters, Mrs. Mildred Lee of Williamsport, Mrs. Lydia Geigle of Coudersport; three grandsons, Wayne, David and Curtis Krause; several nieces and nephews.

Annabel K. Strange, 79, of Mainesburg died Saturday, March 3, 1984 at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro. She was born Nov. 19, 1904 in Mainesburg, the daughter of Charles B. and Dorna Doud Krise. Her husband, Maurice Strange, died in 1978. Surviving are: son, Jack M. Strange of Mansfield; one sister, Frances Maude Goodrich of St. Louis, Missouri; three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; two nieces and one nephew. The funeral was held at 8 pm Sunday, March 4, 1984 at the Scureman Funeral Home, Mansfield.  Friends are invited to call at the funeral home from 7 pm until the time of the service.  Burial was in the Mainesburg Cemetery. The Rev. Edwin Green, pastor of the Mainesburg United Methodist Church officiated.

Charles B. KRISE, 89 (SRGP 13310) of Mainesburg, Pa. died Sunday, May 13, 1962. Survived by wife, Mrs. Dorna Krise; daughters, Mrs. Maude Goodrich and Mrs. Annabell Strange, both of Mainesburg; brother, Robert of Troy; sister, Miss Catherine Krise of Williamsport; four grandchildren; seven great-great grandchildren. Funeral was held at Shaw & Robena Funeral Home on Wednesday at 2 p.m. the Rev, Richard Jones officiated. Burial was in Mainesburg,

KRISE - Frances Maude Goodrich, 86, formerly of Mainesburg, died Sunday, April 24, 1988 at the Rosemont Rest Home in Orlando, Fla. Born May 28, 1901, she was the daughter of Charles and Dorna Krise. Preceding her in death were a sister, Annabel Krise Strange and a daughter, Winifred Murphy. Surviving are a son, Charles Goodrich and a daughter, Jeanette McClure, both of Fla.; a sister, Margaret Goodrich Costley of Mansfield [???} ; a brother-in-law, Melvin Goodrich of North Carolina; five grandchildren and nine great grandchildren. A memorial service will be held at the Mainesburg Cemetery at a later date. - Wellsboro Gazette, 27 April 1988

KUNTZ - MRS. LOUISE MAY STAUFFER (SRGP 10925)[Note from Joyce - Other records give first name as Laura]
 Mrs. Louise May Stauffer, 83, of Mainesburg, died on September 13, 1956. She was a former member of the Old Church of Christ, Mainesburg. She is survived by son, Gordon Stauffer of Mainesburg; a granddaughter, Mrs. Welch Harvey; a grandson, Byron Stauffer and one sister-in-law, Mrs. Margaret Ashley all of Mainesburg; and four great grandchildren. The services were held Sunday, September 16.  The Rev. Donald Roe officiated.  Burial was in the Mainesburg Cemetery.

LANDON - Landon, Nancy [SRGP 09571]  - Mansfield Advertiser - 24th Mar 1886 - Mrs. Peters died in Mainesburg last week, about 80, mother of Stephen Peters.

 Edson Lee Lawrence, age 63, of Mansfield, Pa., died Tuesday, Oct. 25, 1966.  Funeral was at the Shaw and Robena Funeral Home Mansfield, Saturday at 1 pm, the Rev. Glenn Dewey officiated.  Burial was in Mainesburg Cemetery. Survived by wife, Mrs. Maude Lawrence; daughters, Mrs. Bette Boyden of Mainesburg, Mrs. Jeanne Wood, Mrs. Joan Jackson both of Wellsboro, Mrs. Shirley Kenyon of Troy; sons, Robert of Troy, Richard of Mansfield, Gerald of Miami, Fla.; Margaret Saddlemire of Decater, Ga.; brothers, Leo Lawrence of Elmira, James Lawrence of Dallas, Tex.; 25 grandchildren; one great-granddaughter. He was a member of the Wellsburg Methodist Church.

GERALD N. LAWRENCE, 40, (SRGP 12107) Troy, RD 3, died Wednesday, Feb. 5, 1975.  He was a member of the State Road Baptist Church and a veteran of the Korean Conflict.  Mr. Lawrence was also a carpenter in the Troy area.  Surviving are two daughters, Sandra and Dawn Marie, both of Watkins Glen, N.Y.; four sons, Teddy, Bruce, Dusty and Gary, all of Watkins Glen; four sisters, Mrs. Charles (Betty) Boyden of Mainesburg, Pa., Mrs. Jeanne Wood of Troy, Mrs. Dick (Shirley) Kenyon of troy RD 1 and Mrs. Alfred (Joan) Jackson of Mainesburg; two brothers, Bob of Columbia Cross Roads RD 2 and Dick of Orlando, Fla.; several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.  Funeral services will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. at the Vickery funeral Home, Troy.  The Rev. C. E. Depew will officiate.  Burial will be in the Mainesburg Cemetery.  –Troy Gazette-Register

 A memorial service for Sgt. Jack Lee Lawrence will be held at State Road Baptist Church Sunday at 2 pm. Sgt. Lawrence, age 20, son of Mr. and Mrs. Edson Lawrence, of Florham Park, NJ, formerly of Mainesburg, was born at Elmira, June 6, 1930.  For several years the family resided at Mainesburg and he attended the Mansfield Senior High School. Sgt. Lawrence was reported missing in action December 2, 1950, and in June or July 30, 1951, his parents were notified that he was a prisoner of war in Peking, China.  In July they received word that he died June 30, 1951, at Camp 5 Pyoktung, North Korea. Besides his parents he is survived by four sisters, Mrs. Bette Boyden, of Mainesburg; Mrs. Jean Wood, of Tioga, and the Misses Shirley and Jean or Joan Lawrence, of Florham Park; three brothers, Robert and Richard Lawrence of Florham Park and Cpl. Gerald Lawrence, of Secaucus, NJ.; several aunts and uncles.

LEIBY, Charles B.- [SRGP 75064] Age 90 of Covington, Pa., Friday, June 27, 1975 at home.  Friends are invited to call at the Kuhl Funeral home in Mansfield on Saturday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.  Funeral there Sunday 2 p.m. Rev. Kermit Clickner officiating, assisted by Rev. Douglas Campbell.  Burial in Mainesburg Cemetery.  Those who wish may make contributions to the Arthritic Foundation.  Survived by two daughters, Mrs. Claude (Dorothy) Coons of Covington, Mrs. John (Marian) Yusko of Elmira Heights, N.Y.; seven grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren.  He was a member of Church of Christ's Disciples, Canoe Camp; member of Covington Burrough Grange No. 1016; retired farmer of Covington Twp.; born January 3, 1885 in Covington, Twp. the son of Albert and Kate Weeks Leiby.

LEIBY - Mrs. Jennie Hagar, (SRGP 08526)  81, of Columbia Cross Roads, Pa., Monday Feb. 8, 1960. She was a member of Elk Run Methodist Church. Survived by husband, Arthur Hagar; sister, Mrs. Carl Bradford of Canton; brother Osman Leiby of State College, Pa. Body at Vickery Funeral Home, Troy. Funeral there Wednesday at 2 p.m., the Rev. Orey Crippen. Mainesburg, Pa Cemetery.

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 Walter Lee Levanowitz, age 16, of Mainesburg, died Saturday, Nov. 27, 1965.  Funeral was held at Shaw and Robena Funeral Home, Mansfield, Monday at 2 pm, the Rev. Harry Sugar officiated.  Burial was in Mainesburg Cemetery. Survived by parents, Mr. and Mrs. Edward Levanowitz; brothers, Lawrence, Robert, Joseph and Richard all at home, Gerald of Painted Post; sisters, Miss Robin Levanowitz and Miss Elaine Levanowitz at home, Mrs. Mary Lou Thompson of Tioga, Mrs. Florence Moore of Mansfield and Mrs. Coral Stocum of Blossburg. He was a student of Mansfield High School.


 W. Edward Levanowitz, 87, of Carbondale, formerly of Mansfield, died Saturday, March 9, 1996 in Marion Community Hospital, Carbondale. Born in Eynon, he was the son of Thomas and Mary Edwards Levanowitz. He was a retired employee of the maintenance department of Mansfield University. He had also been employed by Wayne County Memorial Hospital and Cloverleaf Manufacturing Co., both of Honesdale and Remington Rand Corporation of Elmira, NY. He was a Methodist. Preceding him in death was a son, Walter, three brothers, George Edwards and Frank and Joseph; a sister, Cassi King, and a half brother, Stanley Olcefski. 

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Surviving are his wife of 59 years, Ada Stanton Levanowitz; five sons, Lawrence of Mansfield, Gerald of Stroudsberg, Robert of Selinsgrove, Joseph of Blossburg and Richard of Waymart; five daughters, Mary Lou Minor and Elaine Levanowitz, both of Waymart, Florence Moore and Coral Stocum, both of Blossburg and Robin Owens of Panama City, Fla.; two sisters, Marion McElroy of Honesdale and Florence Fives of Deberry, Fla.; 23 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren.
A memorial service was held Thursday, March 14, at Hessling's Funeral Home, Honesdale. The Rev. George Zimmerman officiated. Burial was made in the Mainesburg Cemetery.

 Charles D. Lewis, 96, of Neal's Trailer Court, Wellsboro Road, died Sunday, July 25, 1976, in Wellsboro. Born January 2, 1880, in Morris, NY, he was the son of George and Josephine Beagle Lewis. Mr. Lewis was a retired farmer. For many years, he was a caretaker at Prospect Cemetery, Mansfield. He is survived by four daughters, Mrs. Lena Carmen, of Montour Falls, NY, Mrs. Elsie Peck and Mrs. Lola Baker, both of Elmira, NY, and Mrs. Maxine Betts, of Penn Yan, NY.; a stepson, Harold Chamberlain, of Mainesburg; eight grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren. The funeral was held Wednesday at the Kuhl Funeral Home, Mansfield.  Burial was in Mainesburg Cemetery. The Rev. Walter Caldwell, pastor of Covington Baptist Church, officiated.

Bert C. LOVELL [SRGP 74199]
Bert C. Lovell, 71, lifelong resident of Mainesburg.  Sunday, Aug. 8, 1948.  Survived by wife, Rebekah Mary; daughters, Ruth and Rebekah, at home; brothers, Galen and Fred at Wellsboro; sister, Clara Lovell of Trumansburg; several nieces and nephews.  Body is at the Shaw & Robena Funeral Home, Mansfield.  Funeral Tuesday, 2 p.m. (EST) at the Mainesburg Methodist Church.  Rev. Allen Sours.  Mainesburg Cemetery.

Frank E. Lownsbery [SRGP 78705]
Frank E. Lownsbery, age 70, of Barber Rd., Covington, died Saturday, Dec. 14, 1974 In the Green Home in Wellsboro. Funeral was at the Kuhl Funeral Home, Mansfield, on Tuesday. Rev. David Weidman officiated. Burial was in Mainesburg Cemetery. His is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Maxwell (Marie) Wales, of Millerton RD 1; one brother, George Lownsbery of Mansfield RD 1; two sisters, Mrs. Maude Whitteker of Covington, Mrs. Mildred Reynolds, also of Covington; five grandchildren; five great-grandchildren. He was a retired carpenter. He was born June 16, 1904 in Canoe Camp, the son of Frank and Hilda Scarfe Lownsbery.

LOWNSBERY - DAVEY, Rosemond E. Mrs: (SRGP 15536)  Age 79, of The Green Home, Wellsboro, formerly of Mansfield, Friday, March 28, at The Green Home. There will be no calling hours. Funeral will be held, Saturday, at 2 pm, at the Kuhl-Wilston Funeral Home, Mansfield, PA with the Rev. James T. Dawes officiating. Burial in Mainesburg Cemetery. Survived by 2 sons, Richard Davey of Mansfield, Gerald Davey of Horseheads, NY; 1 daughter, Mrs. Phyllis Roulo of Portville, NY. Preceded in death by 1 daughter, Jeanette M. Brigham, 1965. Also survived by 1 sister, Mrs. Hulda Eshelman of Conestoga, PA; 3 brothers, Donald and Lester Lownsbery of Conestoga and Charles Lownsbery of Strasburg, PA; 11 grandchildren; 8 great-grandchildren. Mrs. Davey was horn April 6, 1906 in Mansfield, the daughter of Ruben and Florence Hertle Lownsbery. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Mansfield and she was an avid bowler in Mansfield for many years.

LOWNSBERY - MRS. ROSEMOND E. DAVEY:  Rosemond F. Davey. 79, formerly of Mansfield, died Friday, Mar. 28, 1986, in the Green Home, Wellsboro.  Her husband, Dean Davey, died in 1974. [Transcriptionist's note:  1984, according to his obituary.] Born at Mansfield Apr. 6, 1906, she was a daughter of Ruben and Florence Hertle Lownsbery. Mrs. Davey was a member of First United Methodist Church. She had also been an avid bowler in the Mansfield area for many years. Surviving are two sons, Richard, of Mansfield, and Gerald, of Horseheads, N.Y.; a daughter, Mrs. Phyllis Roulo, of Portville, N.Y.; a sister, Mrs. Hilda Eshelman, of Conestoga, Lancaster County; three brothers, Donald Lownsbery and Lester Lownsbery, both of Conestoga. and Charles Lownsbery, of Strasburg; 11 grandchildren, and eight great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by another daughter, Mrs. Jeanette M. Brigham. The funeral was held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Kuhl-Wilston Funeral Home, Mansfield. Burial was in Mainesburg Cemetery. The Rev. James T. Dawes, her pastor, officiated.

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LUCAS - Miss Anna Lucas [SRGP 85157]  In Richmond township, May 18, 1879, Miss Anna Lucas, aged 81 years.  (Tuesday, June 3, 1879, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mrs. Rosemond E. Davey:  MANSFIELD:  Rosemond E. Davey, 79, formerly of Mansfield, died today, Friday, March 28, 1986, in the Green Home, Wellsboro. Her husband, Dean Davey, died in 1974. Born at Mansfield April 6, 1906, she was a daughter of Ruben and Florence Hertle Lownsbery. Mrs. Davey was a member of First United Methodist Church. She had also been an avid bowler in the Mansfield area for many years. Surviving are two sons, Richard, of Mansfield, and Gerald, of Horseheads, N.Y.; a daughter, Mrs. Phyllis Roulo, of Portville, N.Y.; a sister, Mrs. Hilda Eshelman of Conestoga, Lancaster County; three brothers, Donald Lownsbery and Lester Lownsbery, both of Conestoga, and Charles Lownsbery, of Strasburg, 11 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by another daughter, Mrs. Jeanette M. Brigham. The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Kuhl-Wilston’s, 18 North Main Street. Burial will be in Mainesburg Cemetery. The Rev. Jame T. Dawes, her pastor, will officiate. There will be no visitation.

MAINE - Mrs. Celia E. Parkhurst [SRGP 09094] was born in Mainesburg, Pa., July 23, 1836, and died in Mainesburg, Nov. 9, 1890. Her father, H. S. Maine, died Jan. 13, 1871, aged sixty years. Her mother, aged 83, in excellent health for one of her years, resides at present with her only surviving daughter. Sister Parkhurst was the oldest of a family of eight, three brothers and five sisters. Of these, two brothers and one sister survive her: Malcom T. Maine, of Brooklyn, N.Y., Melville S. Maine, of Tampa, Fla., and Mrs. R. G. McKay, of Concordville, Pa. The first and last were able to be present at their sister's funeral. At the age of twenty, Sister Park- hurst, was married to Baldwin Parkhurst, who died Jan. 27, 1888, aged 56. On his mother's decease, she became the foster mother of Charles L. Maine, at the age of only eighteen months, and to him filled a mother's place nobly and well, and with great acceptability to all his friends. By will she makes him her sole heir. She was clearly converted to God when about fourteen years old, and united with the Methodist Episcopal Church, continuing a faithful and consistent member until her transfer to the church triumphant. Her leading characteristics were amiability, conscientiousness, thoroughness and persistence. She left not an earthly enemy; but was universally respected and beloved by all who knew her. For years she was an invalid, but for a few years past was in improved health. She met with many trials and temporal losses, but her testimony in class on the Sunday evening preceding her death was, "God has ever been my comfort and stay." Her last sickness was quite brief, in less than five days disease and death accomplished their work; but she was ready for the change. Her kindred, her acquaintances and the Church of her early choice suffer a great loss, but for her it is infinite and eternal gain. "Her works do follow her," while she "rests from her labors." F. M. Warner. Mainesburg, Nov. 17, 1890

DR. MAINE DEAD - Dr. George D. Maine, [SRGP 06808] one of Mainesburg’s most widely known and highly respected residents died this morning at his home of cancer of the stomach, aged seventy years, ten months and nineteen days. Dr. Maine had been failing for some time. He sought help at the hands of several specialists during the winter but found only temporary relief. He leaves two daughters—Mrs. Kate Holcomb, and Mrs. James Cudworth. The funeral will be held on Friday at 1 o’clock.

MAINE -  Mrs. Kate M. Holcomb, [SRGP 07643] aged 47 years, of Mainesburg, died in Philadelphia last week Tuesday, after undergoing a surgical operation. Her remains were brought to Mainesburg for interment last Thursday. She was the eldest daughter of the late Dr. George D. Maine, of Mainesburg, and was a most intelligent and capable woman. It is a singular coincidence that her mother died in Philadelphia in 1896 under very much the same circumstances, she having gone there to have a surgical operation performed. -Wellsboro Agitator tgr1900

MANN - Ethel Schoonover, 68, [SRGP 79045] of Covington RR1 died Monday, Nov. 23, 1992, at the home of her daughter in Berwick. Born Oct. 23, 1924, she was the daughter of Elsworth and Elizabeth Newberry Mann. She was a member of the United Methodist Church, Covington. She was a homemaker and devoted mother. Preceding her in death was a son, Lloyd Edward Schoonover. Surviving are five daughter, Elizabeth Bolt of Mansfield, Violet Fail and Raya Bryant, both of Pembroke, GA, Welcome Benniger of Berwick and Agnes Losinger of Wellsboro; two sisters, Louise Johns of Osceola and Genevieve Guilds of Cowanesque; three brothers, Raymond Mann of Westfield, John Mann and Clifford Mann, both of Mills; 19 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren

MARKEY - Mrs Lizzie Calkins, (SRGP 15088) who has been steadily failing for a number of months, died Monday afternoon January 25th,at the home of her late husband's parents, Mr. and Mrs N. E. Calkins at Mainesburg. The deceased was born at Kirksville, Mo., twenty- nine years ago. Her maiden name was Lizzie Markey. She was next to the youngest daughter of a family of eleven children She was married to Walter S. Calkins about four years ago. A little over a year ago her husband died at the home of his parents of consumption. Shortly after his death she went to Chicago to work at her trade dressmaking. She had been there but a short time before her health began to fail, and her physician informed her that she too had consumption. She then returned to the home of her deceased husband to patiently wait for the deadly disease do its deadly work. Mr and Mrs Calkins cared for her as their own daughter. Indeed no parents could have done more. She leaves an aged father and mother , six brothers an three sisters, and a host of friends to mourn her untimely death. She was a woman of sterling qualities ever ready to sacrifice for those whom she loved; a member of the Presbyterian church and an earnest Christian worker. Four years ago no couple began life with brighter prospects than Mr and Mrs Walter S. Calkins. Today they are sleeping side by side, waiting for the final awakening on the resurrection morn. The funeral services were held at the home of Mr and Mrs Calkins Wednesday afternoon, Jan.,27., Rev. H. E. Hyde, assisted by Rev. J. A. James officiating. A male quartet rendered very appropriate music. Mainesburg lodge of I. 0. 0. F. attended in a body and concluded the services at the grave.

MARSH -  ROCKWELL - Flora B. Rockwell 47. [SRGP 13767]  Survived by son, to Allen of Hershey; one grandson & 1 granddaughter of Hershey.  Funeral Sunday, 1 p.m. at the Shaw Funeral Home , Mansfield.  Rev. David Griffith, Mainesburg Cemetery. [1862-1947]

MARSH Flora [SRGP 13767]  - Mrs. Flora B. Rockwell, 83, for several years a resident at the Penn Wells, died at the home of her son, Allen, in Hershey last Friday. Besides her son she is survived by two grandchildren. Funeral services were held in Mansfield, her former home last Sunday. Burial in Mainesburg cemetery. - Wellsboro Gazette, January 23, 1947


MARSHALL Kathryn (Marshall) DeWitt [SRGP 81976]

Age 71, of Covington, PA, died Saturday, September 22, 2012 at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro, PA. Kathryn was born December 15, 1940 in Wellsboro, PA, a daughter of Howard and Marguerite (Haight) Marshall. She was the widow of George "Daryl" DeWitt. Kathryn retired from Osram Sylvania in Wellsboro, PA as an inspector in 2004 after 17 years of service. Kathryn is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Andrew and Eileen DeWitt of Covington, PA; a daughter Jean Wilson, of Covington, PA; 6 grandchildren, Steven (Rose) DeWitt, Annette (Aaron) Young, Carolyn DeWitt, Alex, Kyle and Sara Wilson; 2 great grandchildren, Benjamin DeWitt and Nicholas Young; a brother, Gary Marshall of Painted Post, NY; 4 sisters and brothers-in-law, Patricia and Bill Russell of Elmira, NY, Mary Waters of FL, Ellen and Dennis Heatwole of NC, Sandra and Ron Stokes of Erin, NY; several nieces, nephews and cousins. She was predeceased by her husband, George, a brother, Mike Marshall, and a great grandson, Vincent DeWitt. Family and friends are invited to call on Wednesday, September 26, 2012 from 5:00 to 7:00 P.M. at Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA. Funeral services will follow at 7:00 P.M. with Rev. Darwin "Tink" Cranmer officiating. Burial will be in Mainesburg Cemetery. Donations may be made in Kathryn's memory to the American Cancer Society, 1948 E. Third St., Williamsport, PA 17701     Star Gazette – September 24, 2012


 Age 34 of Mainesburg, Pa., Sunday, April 13, 1975 at Soldiers and Sailors Hospital, Wellsboro.  Friends are invited to call at the Kuhl Funeral Home, Mansfield, Monday evening 7 to 9 pm.  Funeral there Tuesday 1 pm.  Rev. Kenneth Hassinger officiating.  Burial in Mainesburg Cemetery.  Survived by two sons, David and Steven, both at home; three sisters, Mrs. Frank (Onalee) Tice of Mainesburg, Mrs. James (Gloria) Wagaman of North Carolina, Mrs. Richard (Leilia) Dennis of Galeton, Pa; one brother, Lewis Faulkner of Lavonia, NY.  She was born Nov. 21, 1940 in Blossburg the daughter of Lewis and Ellen Baker Nickerson.

NICOLAUS – Oscar Nicolaus, 77, [SRGP 19100] of Mansfield, formerly of Sebring, PA died Saturday, April 21, 1962. He was a member of Sebring Lutheran Church. Survived by brothers, Albert of Williamsport, Herbert of Sebring, George of Ohio. Funeral was held at Shaw & Robena Funeral Home, Mansfield on Monday at 2 PM, the Rev. Donald Cronk officiating. Burial was in Mainesburg Cemetery. – Mansfield Advertiser, 25 April 1962, p.4

ALBERT F. PACKARD -(SRGP 08996)  Albert F. Packard died at the home of his daughter Mrs. A. V. Killey, 404 Jefferson street, this morning, aged eighty-seven years. He is survived by four daughters, Mrs. J. C. Secor of Westfield, Pa., Mrs. M. L. Hull of Wellsboro, Pa., Mrs. Charles Barber of Broken Bow, Okla., Mrs. Killey of this city; two sons, J. H. Packard of Los Angeles, Calif., F. A. Packard of Elmira. The decedent was a member of Diven Post, G.A.R. The funeral will be held at the home Thursday morning at 9:30 o’clock and burial will be in Mainesburg, Pa. (handwritten on article Mar 16 1926)

Nehemiah R. PACKARD (SRGP 08998) of Mainesburg, Tioga county, died on April 20, at Buffalo, where he was visiting a friend. He was married in 1871 to Miss Lorinda S. Robinson. Their only child, a promising son accidentally shot himself in his eleventh year in 1888. Mr. Packard’s genealogy is an interesting one. He was a son of Rebecca Packard, who lived to the remarkable age of 105 years, 6 months and 17 days. His maternal grandfather, Russell Ball Rose, was one of Washington’s body guard at Valley Forge; his great grandmother was Achie Ball, a cousin of Gen. Washington’s mother, Mary Ball. Both of his grandfathers were revolutionary soldiers, as were eight of his great uncles. His father was with Commodore Perry and assisted in the building of the fleet that drove the British out of Buffalo, and he saw Rankin and James Bird shot at Erie for deserting from the brig Niagara. Enos Rose, his uncle, was a mail carrier in the war of 1812. Mr. Packard crossed the plains in 1849 and spent some time as a goldseeker in the vicinity of Pike’s Peak. He enlisted at Denver as a Rocky Mountain Ranger in the war of the Rebellion, in which three of his brothers also served in different regiments. He was a member of the expedition against Marmaduke across the plains, which suffered greatly from hunger and lack of forage, and it is said that when but four crackers were issued to the famishing soldiers he gave three of his to his horse with the result that of six or seven horses to complete the fatal march one was his. –Towanda Review. TGR 1904

PARKHURST - DEATH of BALDWIN PARKHURST (SRGP 09741). Died at his home in Mainesburg, at ten minutes past twelve o'clock Thursday night Jan. 26, 1888, Mr Baldwin in the 56th year of his age. The funeral was held in the M. E. Church on Sunday, Elder King officiating. Deceased leaves a devoted wife, to whom his death is a great affliction, having been in very poor health herself for several years. He also leaves three brothers, P.D. of Painted Post, N.Y. Philemon, of Auburn, N.Y., and Frank of Mainesburg beside many other relatives. Deceased was for a number of years engaged in the mercantile business in this place, but about a year ago he closed his stock of goods and has since given his entire attention to farming. He was successful business man, in whatever he engaged, and having a very large farm gave employment to a good many laboring men, who will miss him and mourn his sudden and unexpected death. He had been sick most of the winter, and was a terrible sufferer Mr Parkhurst was the son of Dr. Dexter Parkhurst, a brother of the late Joel Parkhurst, of Elkland,Pa. He was born in Mansfield near Smythe Park.


PARKHURST Baldwin (SRGP 09741)

Mr. Baldwin Parkhurst, one of the most prominent and esteemed citizens of Mainesburg, died early last Friday morning after a long and painful illness.  Some weeks since Mr. Parkhurst was attacked with an abscess in his head, and he suffered the most excruciating pain up to the hour of his death.  He had resided at Mainesburg for 22 years.  He was a well-to-do farmer, and for many years he was a leading merchant in that village.  Mr. Parkhurst was a son of Dexter Parkhurst, a brother of the late Joel Parkhurst, of Elkland.  He was born in Mansfield, March 8th, 1832, and he was therefore nearly 56 years of age.  Mr. Parkhurst was an active member of the Methodist Church.  The funeral was held on Sunday.  (Tuesday, January 31, 1888, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)


Wellsboro Agitator 25 JUL 1917
Death of Electa M. PETERS [SRGP 09573]
Miss Electa M. Peters, aged 82 years, died suddenly at the home of Mrs. F. G. Wood in Mansfield on July 12. The funeral was held July 16 at ten o'clock at the Wood residence, Rev. J. Van Kirk Wells, of the Presbyterian church, officiating; burial was at Mainesburg. About eighteen years ago Miss Peters came to Mansfield from Philadelphia, where for a period of thirty years she had been matron in a deaf and dumb institution. She was a member of the Presbyterian church. The only blood relative surviving Miss Peters is Geo. A. Peters, of Havelock, Neb.

1893 27 Dec D RHINEVAULT, Newton S.[SRGP 79810]  d. Covington "Fri.", age 47, son of late Rev. N. S. Rhinevault, left 1 son, bro. of Mrs. C. C. Whitney of  Covington, war wound, buried Mainesburg.

Description: Description: C:\TC\~srgp\new\cw100.gifSeymour G. RHINEVAULT, (SRGP 51549) for three years Justice of the Peace at Mansfield, died of paralysis at that place last Tuesday afternoon.  On the 8th of April he was suddenly prostrated in his office, but he so far recovered as to be out again; but on the 22nd of May he suffered a second stroke and gradually wasted away.  In early life Mr. Rhinevault learned the trade of a blacksmith.  In 1855 he joined the East Genesee Conference and until after the war broke out he was a faithful minister in the Methodist church.  He raised a company of volunteers at Woodhull, N.Y., and went out as its Captain in the 86th N.Y. Vols.  He rose to the rank of Major.  After leaving the army he resumed his labors as a minister.  About five years ago he gave up preaching and for three years he had served as Justice of the Peace.  He was a kindly man and excellent citizen who lived his religion every day.  The funeral was held at the Mansfield Methodist Church last Friday afternoon.

RICKARD - Mrs. Deborah Fox [SRGP 08988]
In Mainesburg, Dec. 3d, 1857, Mrs. Deborah Fox, in her 53d year.  [Sister Fox was an invalid for many years, and at times a great sufferer; the grace of God however enabled her to suffer patiently.  She believed that her afflictions were working for her a far more extensively and eternal weight of glory.  It was evident to the friends for a long time that her bodily strength was failing, and that they--if spared--would have to follow to the grave one they dearly loved.  About a week before she died it was evident that the time of her departure was at hand; she seemed conscious that her work was done and was desirous to depart and be with her Saviour.  On the morning of her death the natural sun illuminated her dying countenance, and at the same time we have good reason to believe the Sun of righteousness was shining upon her deathless spirit.  Sister Fox was a member of the M. E. Church about 16 years.  She has left three of her daughters in the church, and our earnest wish is, that the remaining two with their dear father might become such, and true followers of those who inherit eternal life.  As in evidence of the esteem in which our departed sister was held, we have only to mention when her funeral sermon was preached-notwithstanding the day was stormy--more assembled than could find a place in the house of God.  Her home had been the welcome abode of many of the ministers of the church of her choice, and it will doubtless so continue.  May all who read this notice of her death meet her in Heaven.  John Powell, Pastor.  Mainesburg, Dec. 22.  (Thursday, December 31, 1857, The Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

 Age 91 of High Spire, Pa. formerly of Mainesburg, Pa. Saturday July 14, 1973 at the Osteopathic Hospital in Harrisburg, Pa. No calling hours. Funeral will be Tuesday at 2 pm at the Kuhl Funeral Home in Mansfield. Rev. Glenn Dewey officiating. Burial in State Road Cemetery, Mainesburg. Survived by one daughter, Mrs. Mary L. Fidler, of High Spire, Pa.; two stepsons, Clyde Rinebold of Sarasota, Fla., Murray Rinebold of Hampton, Va.; five grandchildren; one great-grandchild. He was a former member of the Mansfield Methodist Church and he was a retired carpenter. [Obit says State Road, but tombstone is in Mainesburg Cemetery]

RIPLEY - ADELINE MAY RIPLEY SMITH, (SRGP 07729) age 90, of Mainesburg, died Wednesday, July 29, 1964. She was a member of the Mainesburg Methodist Church. Survived by sons, Keith  Ripley of Mansfield, Aaron Smith of Mainesburg; daughter, Mrs. Maude Yerry of Endwell; 13 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren. Funeral was held at Shaw & Robena Funeral Home, Mansfield on Saturday at 1 pm. with Rev. Richard Jones officiating. Burial was in Mainesburg Cemetery.

Description: Description: C:\TC\~srgp\new\msnslog3.jpgRIPLEY - CAPT. H. J. RIPLEY.[SRGP 01796]
Death of an estimable Resident of Mansfield an Former Register and Recorder of Tioga County. At 2 o'clock on Friday morning last, following a long illness, death claimed Capt. Homer J, Ripley, one of Mansfield's most estimable citizens, and former Register and Recorder of Tioga county. The funeral was held from the home, in Sherwood street, on Sunday at 11 a.m. and from the M.E. church in Mainesburg at 12:30, the members of the Masonic lodge and General Mansfield post G. A. R. with which both of which organizations he was affiliated, attending in a body. The Rev. F. J. Allington, pastor of the Mainesburg M. E. church, was the officiating clergyman.

Captain Ripley is survived by his wife and six brothers- Volney, Roswell and Cresson, of this vicinity; Hobart, of Missouri; Ezra, of Utica, N.Y., and Philander, of Scranton. Homer J. Ripley, son of Philip S. and Lorena Webster Ripley, was born near Mansfield, December 8, 1839. He lived and worked on his father's farm until he reached man's estate, and was educated in the district schools and Mansfield Seminary, now the Normal. In the summers of 1858/9 he assisted in laying brick in the erection of the seminary building, and in 1860 did similar work upon the jail in Wellsboro. In the winter of 1861 he entered the store & J. & R. R. Webster, in Mainesburg, as a salesman, remaining until the spring of 1862. He then entered a Binghamton, N.Y. commercial college. In August 1862, he enlisted in the Fourteenth U. S. Infantry, then a part of the First Brigade, Second division, Fifth army corps, Army of the Potomac. In September, 1864, he was promoted sergeant, and in November was made commissary sergeant. Having passed an examination for promotion before General Casey's board, he was commissioned second and first , successively, in the Fourteenth regiment, in June 1865. Soon after he was made adjutant, and left New York harbor with his regiment in November 1865, for California. The command reached Camp Goodwin, Arizona, in May 1866, and in July became 3rd battalion of the Thirty second U. S. infantry. He was promoted captain in the new regiment on September 15, 1867, and commanded at Camp Bowie, Arizona, until July,1869, and when he took leave of absence for a visit home, and was married on November 1, 11869, to Adalena Rumsey, a daughter of Aaron Rumsey, of Sullivan township. In February, 1870, Captain Ripley was assigned to duty as commissary for the Arapahoe and Cheyenne Indians, at Camp Supply, Indian Territory, and resigned from the service on January 1, 1871.

Upon his return to civil life Captain Ripley engaged in the mercantile business of Mansfield, subsequently located on his farm, but seven years later again embarked in merchandising at Mainesburg. He closed his store at the latter place in January, 1888, to enter upon his duties as Register and Recorder, in which he served three consecutive terms, and most capably. He then settled on his farm in Sullivan township, later to coming to Mansfield, where he passed the remainder of his life. In politics he was an unswervingly loyal Republican..

RIPLEY - Keith S. Ripley, 84, [SRGP 04368]of Mansfield, died Friday Feb. 11, 1983 in the Witt Nursing Home, Nauvoo. He was born July 28, 1898 in Sullivan Township, the son of Delbert and Mae Ripley Smith. He was a retired school teacher and retired farmer. A graduate of Mansfield State College, he was a member of the Elk Run Methodist Church, of the East Sullivan Grange 821 and of Friendship Lodge F&AM Mansfield. Surviving are one son, Gordon of Mansfield, one brother, Aaron R. Smith of RD#1 Mainesburg, and several nieces and nephews. Friends were invited to call at the Kuhl Funeral Home, Mansfield on Monday. The funeral was held there Tuesday, Feb. 15 at 1 p.m. with the Rev. Phillip Shear, his pastor, officiating. Burial was in Mainesburg Cemetery. Masonic services were held Monday evening at 8:45 p.m. at the funeral home. - Wellsboro Gazette, February 16, 1983 MHS 1918

Mrs. Maude RIPLEY Reynolds, (SRGP 07728) 65, died Tuesday, November 12, at 1 a.m. at her home on Sherwood Street, following an extended illness. She was the daughter of Volney and Ameda Rumsey Ripley and was born in Richmond Township, July 27, 1870. For many years she resided in Richmond Township, until she and her father moved to Mansfield, where she has since resided. March 22, 1923, she was married to Frank Reynolds, who survives her. Mrs. Reynolds was an active member of the Baptist church and its affiliated societies and of Tioga Valley Grange, No. 918. She was a woman who was highly esteemed by all for her devout Christian character and friendly disposition. Besides here husband she is survived by an adopted son, Keith Ripley, and a grandson of Mansfield and one sister Mrs. Adelbert Smith of Mainesburg. A prayer service will be held Thursday at 1:30 p.m. at the Baptist Church, the Rev. D. J. Griffiths officiating. Interment will be in the Mainesburg Cemetery. (handwritten on article 1935)

 RIPLEY, Lucy Pearl - (SRGP 23303) MRS. JOSEPH H. PERRY
Mrs. Pearl Ripley Perry, 45, of Bulkhead, Pine City, R. D. 1, died Sunday at 1:30 p.m. The body was removed to the home of her sister Mrs. Leon Smith of Troy, where the funeral was held Tuesday at 10:30 a.m., the Rev. Leon Basford officiating. Interment was in the Mainesburg cemetery. Mrs. Perry was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Edmund Ripley and was born at Mainesburg. She spent the most of her life in this vicinity, where she was highly respected. Surviving are her husband, her mother, who lives near Canton; two sisters, Mrs. Orilla Reynolds of Philadelphia, and Mrs. Leon Smith, of Troy and one brother, Ivan Ripley, of Blossburg. (handwritten on article Nov. 11, 1934)

ROBBINS, George W.  - [SRGP 06693] The funeral of Mr. Geo. W. Robbins, of Robbins Settlement, was held in the Mainesburg Disciple Church last Thursday afternoon. There was a large concourse of people present, in fact a number were unable to find even standing room within the building. The Rev. Mr. Frick delivered a very sensible and feeling discourse from the subject, "Are You Ready?" The Odd Fellows lodge of Mainesburg, of which order the deceased was a member in good standing, attended the funeral in a body, and took charge of the services at the grave. Mr. Robbins was thirty-four years old, and had always lived within a few rods of the place of his birth. He was consequently known to a large number, and was respected and honored by all. Besides other relatives he leaves a wife and one child-a little girl-who deserve and will receive the genuine sympathy of all.

Description: Description: C:\TC\~srgp\new\msnslog3.jpgROBBINS, GEORGE E.[SRGP 06764]
George E. Robbins, son of the late Dexter and Mary Robbins, was born January 7, 1856, and died January 4, 1923. The direct cause of his death was a fall on the ice, February 3, of last year and other diseases developed, and in spite of all medical care he grew gradually worse, when heart failure came at last, swift and sure. He was the last of his family, his brothers and sisters having all passed on before, and lived and died on the farm, where he was born and on which his grandfather, coming from Massachusetts, settled over a hundred years ago. Surrounded by the paternal acres and the many improvements and buildings, which he had made to his inheritance which he loved and held as a trust to be passed on. He attended school near home, known as the "Robbins Hill School", later attending the Mansfield Normal and fitting himself for a teacher. He taught school for several years in the district schools of Sullivan township and many still remember him as a teacher, conscientious and fair to all. He was married to Charlotte J. Hulslander, of Sullivan, June 25, 1879, to which union was born one child, Mabel Robbins, now Mrs. John Jaquish, of Tunkhannock, Pa., who live to mourn the loss of a devoted husband and a unselfish father. He was a successful farmer, a man of much political influence, having held many township offices, all with efficiency and honesty. He was town clerk and secretary for many years. He was a good man, and his word could always be depended upon. Mr. Robbins was a member of Sullivan Grange, the Masonic Lodge and was to be taken into the P.O.S. of A. As an honorary member at the time of his fall. He was closely affiliated with the social life of his community, and will be best remembered by his gift of song. George had a marvelous voice of wide compass, clear, full and melodious. Technique and training had achieved its highest results for he sang naturally with expression and as plain to understand as a spoken word, his voice blending perfectly with that of his wife, who was herself an accomplished musician, made a rare combination of musical ability, no less marvelous than the melody of his voice was their willingness to give their time and strength for two score of years for the benefit of the people of their community. Even within a few months of his death, the last time he ever sang in public being at the church funeral of Mr. Ed Maine, his clear message of melody accompanied by his wife made many a heart mourning the loss of loved ones less desolate, and made our secular gatherings more joyful and more worthwhile, giving new hope and love to all. The funeral was largely attended from his late home, Sunday, January 7, the anniversary of his birth. Rev. Hall, of the M.E. Church, officiating assisted by Rev. James, a close friend for more than thirty years. The Masonic Quartet, of Elmira, sang sympathetically three beautiful songs. The Masonic ritual was used at the grave. Burial in Mainesburg Cemetery. The pall bearers were: T.H. Chamberlain, T.F. Hotchkiss, W.W. Allen, L.M. Palmer, W.J. Squires, and J.N. Strange.

ROBBINS - Geo. W. Robbins - Geo. W. Robbins of Robbins Settlement, near Mainsburg, died on Tuesday afternoon of bronchial consumption after an illness of about six months. He was well known as an upright business man and was very highly esteemed by a large circle of friends. Deceased was a dutiful son and kind brother. He leaves a wife and one child to mourn the loss of an affectionate husband and father.

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Mansfield, March 18 Mrs Ida B. Austin, wife of Alvin Austin died early last Thursday morning at her home in this borough. She was the daughter of Mr and Mrs Levi Robbins of Sullivan. She was born August 25,1864, in Sullivan township. On July 14,1887 she was mar ried to Alvin B Austin of Mainesburg. Six children were born; two of them, Leah and Lillian having died in infancy. Mrs Austin spent most of her life in Sullivan until three years ago, when the family moved to Mansfield. Soon after she came to Mansfield her health began to fail, and she has been confined to her bed part of the time since. She was a member of the State Road Baptist church. Besides her husband, she is survived by her father, Levi Robbins, 95 yrs . of age, two daughters, Mrs Jessie Sheasby of Rochester, and Daisy at home; two sons Ward Austin Mansfield and Alvin at home. The funeral was held Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the home and was largely attended. The Rev. Celia B. Miner of the Wesleyan Methodist Church at West field, officiated, assisted by Rev. D.J. Griffith of Mansfield. Pallbearers were: Otis Cook Dr.H.C. Harkness, Perey Coles, Dr.J.H. Doane, Mort Crippen and Fred Reynolds. Interment was in the family plot at Mainesburg. (March 1925) 

ROBBINS - People of this place are sorry to hear of the death of Levi Robbins, which occurred Monday afternoon. Mr Robbins was 95 years old on April 2nd. About thirty-five years ago he with his two sons, the late George and Frank Robbins conducted a very enterprising business in the manufacture of road carts in Robbins Settlement, where Mr Robbins lived many years.  We wish to thank the friends and neighbors for their kindness and flowers during our bereave-ment. -- Alvin B. Austin, Ward L. Austin, Lloyd E. Austin, Daisy L. Austin, Jessie E. Sheasby.

Levi G. Robbins was born in Massachusetts on the second day of April, 1830, and diedApril 20, 1925. He was the son of Ahas and Betsy Gloyd Robbins. At the age of six years he moved with his parents to Robbins Hill, Sullivan Township, on the farm now owned by Arch Robbins. His first wife was Mary Ann Doud, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Alva Doud, of Covington, and to this union were born ten children. In 1890 Mrs. Robbins passed into the Great Beyond, and some time later Mr. Robbins married Mary Jane burley, daughter, of Ebenezer and Lora Burley, who died in 1918. Mr. Robbins resided in Sullivan Township until the year of 1922, when he became a resident of Mansfield. He was 95 years and 17 days old, and in good health and very active until a short time before his death, which was due to old age. For years Mr. Robbins conducted a woodwork and blacksmith shop in Robbins Settlement. He was a jolly, good old man, a friend to everybody, always looking on the bright side; he led a quiet life. 

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He is survived by his son-in-law, Alvin Austin, of this boro, and 11 grandchildren, and 17 great grandchildren. His last child, Mrs. Alvin Austin, who died just a month and eight days previous. Mr. Robbins survived his father’s family of five, and his own family of ten, an unusual occurrence. The funeral was held at the home of his grandson, Ward Austin, on Thursday last, at two o’clock. Rev. A. McCracken, the Disciple pastor, of Covington and Canoe Camp churches, which Mr. Robbins attended, officiated. Singing was rendered by Ivan Sisson, of Covington. The pall-bearers were his grandsons, Ward Austin, Lloyd Austin, Mark Ayres, Alfred Shults, Mervin Bement and Charles Bartlett. Interment was in Mainesburg cemetery.

ROBINSON - Mrs. [Ida] Homer B. Card- (1931) [SRGP 09560] passed from earth to the home invisible Feb 26, 1931 at the ancestral Card homestead in Sullivan,

ROBLYER Levi [SRGP 00596]
Levi Roblyer, 82, of Mansfield died at Blossburg, Pa., at 3 p.m. Sunday, May 21, 1939.  He leaves his wife, Mrs. Rose Austin Roblyer; a son, Grant of Gillett.  The funeral will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. at the residence with burial in the Mainesburg Cemetery.  The Rev. Orey Crippen will officiate.

Troy, Nov. 19—Bert J. Rockwell, 67, died at his home, Mansfield, R.D. 4, early today. He is survived by his widow, Flora Marsh Rockwell; one son, Allen B. Rockwell, Wilkes-Barre; also three grandchildren. The funeral will be held at the home Thursday at 2:30 p.m., the Rev. Mr. Griffith, pastor of the Mansfield Baptist Church, officiating.Interment will be in the Mainesburg Cemetery.

ROCKWELL - Levi E. Rockwell [SRGP 73173] died at the family home in Sullivan on April 12 [1912], following an illness of three months. Mr. Rockwell was a native of Cherryflats, and was well-known throughout Tioga county having been for many years engaged in buying and shipping cattle. His age was 77 years. He is survived by his widow and three daughters - Mrs. Orlando Webster at home, Mrs. C.H. Seads of Williamsport and Miss Nellie D. Rockwell of Mansfield. - Wellsboro Agitator, April 24, 1912

ROCKWELL - Mary Rockwell Connelly [SRGP 19429] was born at Alba, Pennsylvania, Jan. 24, 1870, and died Feb. 21, 1931.  The funeral was held in the Methodist church at Mainesburg, February .4, 1931, and the burial in the family plot in the Mainesburg Cemetery.  She was the daughter of Eli and Mary Kellogg Rockwell.  When she was about five years of age the family moved to Canton, Pennsylvania.  For education was received in the Canton schools.  Following graduation from school she taught several years in the public schools of Bradford and Tioga Counties.   On October 2nd, 1893, she was united in marriage to G. H. Connelly.  From this union, one child was born, Mrs. Agnes Chamberlain, Mainesburg.  They began life together upon the farm formerly owned By Mr. Connelly's grandfather near Mainesburg.  In 1906 they moved to their present home in Mainesburg where they have been engaged in the milling and poultry business.  She has always been an ardent worker for the public good.  There was no project started for the welfare of the community which did not receive her hearty approval.  She has always been an active member in the church and Sunday school.  She was one of the organizers and active members of the Women's Republican Council.  During the past three years she has been President of the organization.  For many years she has been an active and loyal member of the Grange, from which organization she will be greatly missed.  She was also a member Of the Board Of School Directors of Sullivan Township .  Those who remain to mourn the loss of the departed are the husband, the daughter, to granddaughters and a great host of friends.  There was perhaps no person in the community more widely known or really love to been she.  The angel of death came suddenly and quietly.  A she was preparing to retire after the toils of the day, her soul move gently on to degree beyond.  The beautiful floral attributes gave visible evidence of the high esteem with which Mrs. Connolly was held in the community.  She filled a valuable niche in life in people will be reminded for some time to come on the many ways in which she fitted into the community life.  She was a brilliant woman, keen mentally, and active physically, with sound judgment and high ideals.

ROCKWELL - Miss Nellie D. Rockwell, 81,[SRGP 73255] of Mansfield, died Monday morning At Elmira hospital.  The daughter of Levi & Sarah Rarick Rockwell, she was born Sept. 10, 1863 Near Cherry Flat's, Tioga County.  45 years she conducted a millinery store on East Wellsboro Street.  She retired  five years ago. Miss Rockwell was the oldest member of the Baptist Church and from any years was a member of the choir and taught in the Sunday school.  She was an honorary member of the Columbian Literary exchange and an associate member of the Friendship Class of the Baptist Church.  Survivors are two sisters, Mrs. Mary Webster of Mansfield, with whom she resided.  And Mrs. CH Seads at Williamsport  General Wednesday at 2 p.m. at Shaw  funeral home.  The Rev. David Griffith.  Burial in Mainesburg Cemetery.

Mr. W. A. Rockwell [SRGP 09468]
In Sullivan, September 4th, 1875, Mr. W. A. Rockwell, aged 43 years, 7 months and 2 days.  A worthy man has fallen.  (Tuesday, October 5, 1875, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.) [Mainesburg Cemetery]

Mrs. Bertha Watkins, 71, of Mansfield, widow of Firm Watkins, died Saturday afternoon, January 23, 1954.  Survived by son, David Cleveland; sister, Mrs. John Hill, of Crooked Creek; brother, James Rogers, of Ogdensburg; several nieces and nephews.  Funeral was held from Shaw & Robena Funeral Home Monday at 1:30 with interment in Mainesburg Cemetery.  The Rev. W. Lewis Jones officiating.

Wellsboro Agitator – May 8, 1901
The Late Mrs. Rebekah Packard, of Covington, The Oldest Person in Tioga County diedon May Day—Sketch of Her Long Life.
Mrs. Rebekah Packard, who lived in three centuries, died on the 1st instant at the home of her son, Mr. John H. Packard, in Covington, at the remarkable age of nearly one hundred and six  years.  She retained all her faculties up to a few months ago and showed no signs of disease, and was able to get about the house and dooryard without assistance.  Her mind was clear and her memory excellent.  Her hearing first became defective, then her eyesight began to grow dim, and six months before her death it was noticeable that the bodily machinery was gradually wearing out.  Mrs. Packard's maiden name was Rebekah Rose and she was born in Norfolk township, Litchfield county, Connecticut, October 13,1795.  She was a daughter of Russell Rose, who was an officer in the Continental army for seven years and one of General George Washington's staff officers. Russell Rose moved from Connecticut in 1817 and settled in Bradford county, and a little later in Sullivan township in this county.  Rebekah was then about twelve years of age. Her father died at the age of 77 years, her mother at 93, and her mother had one sister who reached 99 years.  Rebekah spent almost her whole life in Sullivan and Covington townships. She married Mr. John Packard June 30, 1814, in Covington, and to them eleven children were born. Her husband died March 6,1842, at Mainesburg. The young couple settled first in Mclntosh hollow, near the headwaters of the Tioga river. Seven years later Mr. and Mrs. Packard moved to Yates county, N. Y., and remained there for five years, returning to Mainesburg in 1826. The early years of Mrs. Packard's life were busy ones. The family was not blessed with an abundance of this world's goods and she endured many privations.  She was a good mother and faithfully performed all the duties that came to her as the head of a large family. Her children remember her as a capable, cool-headed and intelligent director of home affairs. She. was philosophical and never borrowed trouble.  As the mother of eleven children and a widow early in life she developed a degree of self reliance attained by few women who have not had a similar experience. She was an adept in all the household arts of the early days, including spinning, .weaving, etc., and she was competent to take the part of a man in the direction of work outside the home, and if necessary lend a helping hand herself.  She was always blessed with good health, and when she celebrated her one hundredth birthday she was proud to state that she was in the possession of all her faculties.  And that event was a remarkable instance well worth recalling here. Her centennial birthday was celebrated at the home of her son, John H. Packard, in Covington; on that day her living descendants numbered 94. Mrs. Packard herself helped to set the tables for the 170 guests in her honor, and when she took her seat seven of her sons and daughters sat beside her—one son being absent. It. was a memorable feast.  The following extracts are from a letter written by Mrs. Packard just after her 98th birthday in response to a request for some personal reminiscences of her life:  "My father moved to Sugar Creek, Bradford county. Pa., in 1807. We made the trip with horses and sleds, 20 years before the first steam cars were run in the United States. Later he moved to Armenia Mountains, on the headwaters of the Tioga river, in Tioga county. While living there I recollect that my father went to the Block House to mill with a yoke of oxen—a distance of 30miles, as he had to go by the way of Mansfield and Blossburg.   We experienced many hardships, and had some pleasant times in the forest.  My oldest sister Achsah was lost in the woods one time, and was in the woods two nights, and was found near Blossburg.   I have always found something to work at and since my 98th birthday last October I have pieced a bed quilt with 1,422 pieces, besides other work and feel better when engaged in useful employment than when in idleness.   I have raised eleven children—six sons and five daughters. Eight of them are now living. 1 have two grandsons, each of whom has grandchildren. I have now ninety living descendants, and there have died of children and grandchildren twenty-three.  Of Mrs. Packard's eleven children six are surviving—four sons and two daughters, namely Mrs. L. P. Smith, of Troy, aged 81; N. R, Packard, of Mainesburg, aged 70; John H. Packard, of Covington, aged 66 ; Mrs. E. R. Ford, of Ansonia, aged 64; A. F. Packard, of Cherry Flats, aged 62; James M. Packard, of Mitchellcreek.  Wonderful changes have come to pass during the span of Mrs. Packard's life.  From 13 weak colonies she has seen the United States expand to embrace the breadth of a continent and reach out into the seas of the Orient. Though she was a middle-aged woman when she read of Fremont's explorations in the trackless West, she lived to read of the victory won by Dewey in Manila Bay just three years before the day of her death.  At one time in her life she considered a tallow-dip a luxury, yet she read later by the light of a glowing Rochester burner and no doubt she saw the rays of the arc lamp and marveled at human progress. Since she was a married woman and the mother of a large family the sewing machine was invented, telegraphy was discovered and the first steam railway was built in this country. Think of it!  To live from the day of John Paul Jones to the time of Admiral George Dewey and the battle of Santiago Harbor!  How the events of history have crowded upon one another in these 105 years! Mrs. Packard was proud that she was an American woman!  She faithfully performed her mission.  Her end was peaceful; her memory blessed.  Mrs. Packard's funeral was held on Wednesday and the interment was at Mainesburg. Note:  On page 1 is a Photo of Mrs. Rebekah Packard of Covington born October 13, 1795 – Died May 1, 1901.  She has lived under the administration of every President of the United States.  This portrait was taken a short time before she reached her one hundredth birthday.

EDGAR H. ROUPP, 73, of Mainesburg, PA, went to be with his Lord & Savior, Jesus Christ, March 11, 2019, at Gatehouse-Divine Providence, Williamsport, PA. He was surrounded by his loving family. He was born April 7, 1945 in Mansfield, PA, the son of Edgar & Thelma Slingerland Roupp. Ed served in the Army National Guard but retired as an auto mechanic, and Graduate Farrier, as horses were his passion. He was a member of the Tioga Valley Saddle Club, volunteered as a Little League Coach, and served as a Constable in Sullivan Township. Ed worked tirelessly for the Mansfield 1890's celebration. Ed is survived by 2 daughters & sons-in-law, Melanie & Jon Cady of Murrysville, PA, Laurie & Brett Williams of Montoursville, PA, a son & daughter-in-law, Travis & Stephanie Roupp of Dixon, CA, 2 sisters, Connie Rawson of Germania, PA, Bonnie Roupp of Mansfield, PA, 8 grandchildren, & 3 great grandchildren. In addition to his parents he was predeceased by his brother, Richard. Friends are invited to call at the Wilston Funeral Home 130 S. Main St. Mansfield, PA, Thursday, March 14, 6-8 PM. A celebration of Ed's life with Military Honors will be held there Friday, March 15, at 11:00 AM with his son-in-law, Jon Cady officiating. Burial will follow in Mainesburg Cemetery.-Elmira Star-Gazette 3/13/2019

RUMSEY - Mrs Adalena Ripley, [SRGP 04973] widow of Captain Homer J. Ripley, departed this life on December 22d, 1916 at her home on Sherwood street, where she had lived the past sixteen years. After years of increasing disability, she went quietly out to join the loved ones before. The funeral held the home on December 26th, was largely attended and graced by many beautiful floral offerings. The service was conducted by Rev. Frank E. Eden, assisted by Rev. Emma E. Bailey. Rev. Eden dwelt upon the preparation Jesus makes in heaven for his beloved, who come up there from the earth sphere; and Miss Bailey spoke of the lovely characters and the beautiful 1 life of the departed. Prof. Keim, of the State Normal Musical Department, and Rev. Eden sang together most effectively, two choicely selected hymns. At the close of the service, a long auto procession of relatives and friends followed the remains for burial in the family lot of the cemetery at Mainesburg. Mrs Ripley was well known in Mansfield and in the vicinity, and was greatly loved for her genuine worth, her winning ways, her kindly nature. Her home was one of blessed influence of generosity, and a real and wide spread hospitality. Her relatives and friends found a heart refuge with her. Her thoughts were for others rather than self, and though a sufferer for years, her words never indicated it, for no complaint passed her lips; and to the last she was calm, loving and trustful. Had she lived until the 13th of April next, she would have been 75 years old for she was born April 13th, 1842.

RUMSEY - The funeral of Albert J. Rumsey, [SRGP 09841] who died May 3 [1947] in Akron, Ohio, was held May 6 at the Mainesburg church; burial in the Mainesburg cemetery. Mr. Rumsey was 89 years of age. He is survived by one son, Benjamin, of Bloomfield, NJ; a daughter, Rebecca, of Akron; ?? grandchildren and great grandchild. - Wellsboro Agitator, 14 May 1947

RUMSEY- Alonzo Rumsey [SRGP 05800] died Monday at 2:30 a.m. at the family home in Mansfield, Pa. He is survived by his widow, Elizabeth; a son Curtis Rumsey of Dushore, Pa. a daughter , Mrs Minnie Orcott of Newfield; a sister Mrs Frank Fletcher of Smithfield, Pa. The funeral will be held at the family home Thursday at 11 a.m. Burial in the Mainsburg,Pa. cemetery

Barton RUMSEY [SRGP 05866]
Barton Rumsey, 79, died Thursday, March 31, at his home in Chandlersburg.  He was born at Mainesburg February 9, 1859, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Warren Rumsey, and has spent his life in that vicinity.  He was a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church of Mainesburg.  Surviving are a son, Walter Rumsey of Mansfield R. D:  seven grandchildren, Morris, Richard, Audelle, Elizabeth, Roger, Lois and Gerald Rumsey; three brothers, Julius Rumsey, Millerton; Emerson, Canandaigua, N.Y.; and Wilbur of Glenham, So. Dak.  The funeral was held Sunday afternoon at the Mainesburg Methodist Episcopal Church, the Rev. Homer E. Cole officiating.  Burial was in the Mainesburg Cemetery.

Card of Thanks
We wish to thank our friends and neighbors for their kindness during our recent bereavement.
Walter Rumsey and Family.

Mr. Daniel Clarke Rumsey [SRGP 06911] died at his residence in Sullivan township last Saturday morning, at the age of about 24 years.  He had been in poor health for some years, but notwithstanding this fact his death was quite unexpected.  Mr. Clarke was the only child of ex Commissioner Charles M. Rumsey.  He leaves a widow and an infant child.  (Tuesday, February 21, 1894, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

RUMSEY - Word came to friends here that Donovan Rumsey., [SRGP 06899] who has been at the Danville State Sanitarium for a number of years, died and Saturday, April 21, and his  funeral was held Tuesday at the Shaw funeral home in Mansfield, burial at the Mainesburg Cemetery.(1945)

RUMSEY Deziah - Mrs. Desire Grandy [SRGP 06505]
In Mainsburg, January 12, 1877, Desire, wife of Gilbert Grandy, aged 67 years.  (Tuesday, January 23, 1877, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

 Edith L. Chamberlain, age 86, of Mainesburg, Pa, died Saturday, September 30, 1972 at the home of her son, Clifford Chamberlain.  Funeral service was at the Shaw and Robena Funeral Home at Mansfield, Monday at 1:30 pm.  The Rev. Glenn Dewey officiated.  Burial was in the Mainesburg Cemetery. Survived by three sons, Clifton Chamberlain of Mainesburg, Lawrence Chamberlain of Kansas City, Kansas, Morris Chamberlain of Towanda; sisters, Mrs. Pearl Coolidge, Mansfield; 11 grandchildren and 32 great-grandchildren.

Description: Description: C:\TC\~srgp\new\msnslog3.jpgRUMSEY- Floyd Rumsey. (SRGP 09446)  Mr. Floyd Rumsey, who has been sick during the winter and spring, died on Satuday, June 16, at 2 o'clock and the funeral services were held in the Church of Christ in Mainesburg on Monday at 1 o'clock, Elder J. C. Cutts of Covington officiating. The deceased was an estimable young man of sterling qualities, a good true Christian in every sense of the term. He was taken sick a year ago while attending the Normal School at Mansfield and was obliged to abandon his studies. He engaged in out-door exercise during last summer and his health gradually improving, he returned to the Normal School last fall and took up his studies again, applying himself strictly to the work expecting to graduate this spring, but the confinement of the school room and strict attention to study again resulted in affecting the lungs and he was obliged to relinquish his studies and come home, since which time he has gradually failed until Saturday death claimed him as one of its victims. He was in the 27th year of his age. The bereaved family have the sympathy of the community in this their sad affliction.

 Frank H. Rumsey, 79, of Mainesburg, Pa., died Wednesday, August 16, 1961. He was a farmer. Survived by wife, Mrs. Mittie Rumsey; daughters, Mrs. Maude Bristol of Wellsburg, Mrs. Eli Ogden of Troy, Mrs. Cecil Knapp of Snedekerville; three grandchildren; four great-grandchildren. Funeral was Saturday at 2 pm at Vickery Funeral Home, Troy. The Rev. Orey Crippen officiating. Burial in Mainesburg Cemetery.

Mr. Horace RUMSEY [SRGP 05799]
At Mainesburg, May 22, 1879, Mr. Horace Rumsey, aged 37 years.  (Tuesday, June 3, 1879, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.) [Mainesburg Cemetery]

RUMSEY--(SRGP  05759) Jeremiah Rumsey, a resident of this village, died at the home of a son in Elmira, Dec. 27, aged about seventy-five years. Deceased had been in feeble and failing health for several months, but had gone to the home of his son to spend Christmas, where the end came peacefully as noted. He was a Civil War veteran and a pensioner, and had for several weeks been cared for here by a brother, Drayton Rumsey. On the following Tuesday, after a prayer service at the house in Elmira, the remains were taken by train to Mansfield, and thence conveyed across country to Mainesburg, for burial by the side of (nothing more on page). [Probably buried at Mainesburg Cemetery with parents]

RUMSEY - Jesse Rumsey, (SRGP 04972) son of Aaron and Orilla Rumsey, was born May 13, 1840, on Rumsey Hill, where he lived his long and useful life of nearly 85 years, and passed on to the life eternal March 31, 1925. The deceased was the only surviving member of a family of ten children, four sons and six daughters. December 28, 1870, he was joined in marriage with Miss Alice Connelly, who is also the only surviving member of a family of ten children. He leaves to mourn his absence from home, his widow, his only daughter, Mrs Charles Strange and her family; a number of nephews and nieces, besides many other friends - in fact, all were his friends, he had no enemies. His pleasant, genial disposition, always made friends. The deceased was very highly esteemed and respected by all who knew him, and best loved by those who knew him best. He was a devoted lover of his home and family. He was also a great reader, and always greatly interested in all current events. His whole life was one of useful activity, until a short time before his death, he had his few light duties about the home which he did, not from necessity, but from choice. He had loathed to give them up. A good man has gone. The funeral services were conducted from his late home Friday, April 3, by Rev. Wm. Hall pastor of the Mainesburg M. E. Church of which for many years Mr Rumsey has been a faithful and Consistent member. The family have the heartfelt sympathy of all in the loss of husband and father.

Description: Description: C:\TC\~srgp\new\msnslog3.jpgRUMSEY - MRS. ROSWELL RIPLEY - JULIA  A., [SRGP 04976] wife of Roswell Ripley died suddenly at their home last Saturday morning, after a long illness, aged 76 years, death being caused by heart trouble. She had been partially an invalid for the past year. She was the daughter of Aaron and Julia Rumsey and was born in Sullivan Township. She attended the Sullivan schools and later the Mansfield Normal School.In the summer of 1856 she was married to Roswell Ripley, also of Sullivan Township, to which union was born one daughter, who died in infancy, and one son, Edmund S. Ripley, who died several years ago. She had lived her entire life around Mainesburg, moving to Mansfield about six years ago. She was a member of the Methodist Church of Mainesburg and one of its active workers so long as her health would permit.
Mrs. Ripley was a kind woman, being interested in young people and was always ready to help them in receiving an education and to aid them in every possible way. She was a woman of exemplary character and the possessor of many friends, who mourn her sudden loss. The funeral was held from the late home on Sherwood Street Monday afternoon at two o’clock. Rev. Hall, pastor of the Methodist Church at Mainesburg, officiated. Burial was made in the Mainesburg cemetery. She leaves to mourn her loss, her husband and four grandchildren; Mrs. Joseph Perry of this place; Mrs. J. S. Reynolds, of Philadelphia; Mrs. Leon Smith, of Troy, and Ivan Ripley of Mainesburg. (handwritten on article July 14, 1923)

Levi M. Rumsey [SRGP 06519]
In Mainesburg, May 2d, 1875, after a brief illness of typhoid pneumonia, Levi M. Rumsey, an old and much respected citizen of the town, aged 53 years and 6 months.  A bereaved widow and three sons and an only surviving brother mourn his loss.  But they sorrow not as those without hope.  For more than 30 years he had cherished an abiding faith in Christ.  (Tuesday, May 11, 1875, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.) [Mainesburg Cemetery]

Miss Martha M. Rumsey [SRGP 06150]
On Rumsey Hill, near Mainesburg, Tioga County PA., April 2d, 1872, Martha M., youngest daughter of [Aaron and Orilla], aged [21]  (Wednesday, April 17, 1872, The Tioga County Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.) [Mainesburg Cemetery]

Ralph G. RUMSEY [SRGP 06912]
In Mainsburg, March 4, 1874, of dropsy of the brain, Ralph G., little son of Chas. M. and Matilda E. Rumsey, aged 1 year and 2 months.  (Tuesday, March 24, 1874, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

Mr. Seth S. RUMSEY  [SRGP 05634]
Mr. Seth S. Rumsey, an old resident of Mainesburg, died a few days ago.  (Tuesday, May 4, 1880, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

RUMSEY - IT LOOKS LIKE A MURDER AT TIOGA - Body of Aged Warren Rumsey [SRGP 05793} Found Frozen in the Snow—Blow on the Head - CausedDeath—Some suspicious Circumstances—District Attorney Investigating. - The discovery of the dead body of a former resident of Mainesburg, who was well known in Mansfield, frozen in the snow near Tioga, caused much excitement in Tioga and vicinity last week. It has the appearance of a murder case, and District Attorney Hughes is making a rigid investigation. With respect to the affair, the Tioga Argus says: "The community received a shock on Wednesday morning when the report was circulated that Warren Rumsey, an aged resident of Park Hill, or Dark Hollow, where he lived on the Coburn farm, had been found frozen to death in the snow. Mr. Rumsey lived alone most of the time, his son, Emerson Rumsey, making his home with the old gentleman, but being absent, as is his custom, most of the time. It is said the son returned on Tuesday, after an absence of a week, and finding the house in an uproar—the stovepipe down, the table and chairs overturned and broken, etc., and his father nowhere in sight, he went to the house of his brother, Clarence Rumsey, a mile or two further over the hill, to learn what the trouble had been. Here they knew no more about the cause of the appearance of the premises or the whereabouts of their father than he did. The two sons, accompanied by a boy named Guiles, returned, and, after searching over the premises for some time, found their father in a field about 125 rods southeast of the house, almost entirely covered by the drifting snow, and, to all appearances, having been dead many hours. Beside him was his faithful dog, which was nearly frozen to death. The alarm was given, and Coroner Longwell, of Wellsboro, and District Attorney Hughes, of Blossburg, were notified. The latter appeared next morning, went to the scene, viewed the remains, and ordered the body brought to the undertaking rooms of Charles Friends. Justice H. L. Baldwin was deputized as coroner and the following jury was impaneled: Paul Kraiss,St., foreman; E. C. Fish, Walter T. Urell, A. J. Kreiger, E. B. Smith and V. D. McAllister. They viewed the body at the undertaking rooms, and the coroner and district attorney produced what evidence was possible at the time. A verdict of death by a blow on the head at the hands of some person or persons unknown to the jury, and exposure, was rendered. White it is the opinion of the jury that the old man was murdered, and probably for his money, there is no direct proof that such was the case. A number of witnesses were sworn, and it was shown that he was in the habit of having about his house and person more or less money, and it is thought some has not It was also shown that two separate and distinct foot tracks led from the house to the place where the body was discovered in the field, and other evidences was adduced indicating that one or more persons may have participated in the foul crime. In the minds of some of the jury, one man may have carried the dead man that distance and backed away again, as there were no tracks leading further on, and those from the house were all with heels toward the house. There seemed to be a pretty bad bruise on the side of the head, which was probably the only evidence of violence on the person, but the condition of the house would seem to indicate that there had been a hard struggle there. We have not been informed of any clue to be followed, but the case will probably be thoroughly sifted by the proper authorities. Mr. Rumsey was 78 years old, and is survived by five sons and one daughter." On Monday, Fred and Wayne Smith, one of Rutland and the other of Sullivan Townships, were brought before Esquire Bailey, of this boro, charged with disturbing a meeting in the Free Methodist Church on MillCreek, last Sunday evening. They were required to give bail for their appearance at the next term of court of Quarter Sessions, at Wellsboro.

RUMSEY - William A. Rumsey, [SRGP 09334] aged 75 years, died in the Corning hospital Aug. 4, after a long illness. Interment at Mainesburg Wednesday. In charge of Mainesburg Lodge, I.O.O.F. Mr. Rumsey was a former resident of Mainesburg, having been employed in the DeWitt store there for some time. About 29 years ago he went to Lawrenceville, where he was employed in the Wing & Bostwick store, going to corning with them after the burning of the Lawrenceville store. Surviving is a nephew, Rev. E. W. Rumsey, of Salem, N.J., and several cousins. [Wellsboro Agitator 13 AUG 1930]

Mainesburg Cemetery
RUTTY - Mrs. A.M. [Emma M.] Haight [SRGP 53120]  died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Eva Horton in New York [Sept 10] and was buried in the local cemetery on Monday. The funeral was held at the M.E. church. Mrs. Haight was a well known former resident, having lived here the greater part of her life. She was 88 years old. - Wellsboro Gazette, September 16, 1926

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