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Prospect Cemetery, Mansfield, Tioga County, Pennsylvania 

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Reading a series of obituaries from a single cemetery,as they are presented here, is like reading the history of a community. These people were the local populace at a particular time. The people buried here knew each other, were neighbors and relatives. They bought goods and services from each other and attended school and church together.  Numbers in parentheses are the Sullivan-Rutland Genealogy Project IDs.

Table of Contents of Prospect Cemetery Obituaries

Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: C:\TC\~srgp\new\100.gifMcCARTY, Margaret - Miss Margaret McCarty
nearly 102 years of age, died early Friday morning. October 2nd, 1942 at her all my Main St., Tioga, Pennsylvania she was a member of the Tioga Presbyterian Church and is survived by the following nieces and nephews; Mrs. Fanny Kilbourne, Miss Catherine Kilbourne, Henry Kilbourne of Covington, Mrs. Dempster Mills of Elmira, Frank Kilbourne of Akron, Ohio, and by several grand nieces and nephews. The body was removed to the Show Funeral Home in Mansfield for the funeral was held Sunday at 2 p.m. Rev. Marshall E. Bartholomew of the Tioga and Mansfield Presbyterian Church's officiating and burial was in the Mansfield Cemetery.


McCARTY, Mary A. [SRGP 60935] – Mrs. Mary A. Parks died last Tuesday morning at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Elmer B. Smith, in Tioga, after a long illness. She was born May 22, 1846, in Wellsboro. Her maiden name was Mary A. McCarty. Her family lived in Elmira for a time, and in 1861 she was married to Oscar Clark, of Mansfield. Mr. Clark died in 1867. In 1872 Mrs. Parks was married to Benjamin Parks. Mr. & Mrs. Parks resided in Nelson until Mr. Parks’ death in 1891. Since that time she had made her home with her daughter in Tioga. Mrs. Parks is survived by one daughter and two grandchildren, E. Karl Smith, of NY and Arthur Smith, of Tioga; by a son, J.M. Clark, of Harrison Valley, and a daughter, Mrs. T.C. Campbell, of St. Petersburg, FL. She is also survived by one sister, Miss Margaret McCarty, of Tioga. The funeral was held Friday; interment in Prospect cemetery at Mansfield. – Wellsboro Agitator, September 12, 1923, p.4

Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: C:\TC\~srgp\new\oldcamra.jpgDescription: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: C:\TC\~srgp\new\fam.gifMcCAUSLAND, William A. (SRGP 86816) - William A. McCausland, aged 67, MSTC trustee and prominent business man died unexpectedly at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Agnes Manser Tuesday. Mr. McCausland had been in poor health for about a month. Born in Woodstock, Ontario, Canada, September 9, 1869 he moved to Montrose and then removed to Mansfield where he had since resided. He was united in marriage to Miss Frances Capell of Mansfield in 1899. Mr. McCausland had been identified with several local business enterprises during his residence here. He was first associated with F. D. Bailey as photographer and later with J. C. Gibson in the Men’s Clothing Store. For several years he was proprietor of Mac’s Five and Ten Cent store and then went into partnership with E. G. Conwell in the management of the Star Theatre. His final business venture was Mac’s Cut Rate Store, which he operated for the past several years. A member of the Presbyterian Church, Mr. McCausland was active in Friendship Lodge F&AM and since January had served as trustee at Mansfield State Teachers College. Survivors include his daughter Mrs. Manser of Mansfield; three sisters, Mrs. Caroline Jenckes of Holland , Mich.; Mrs. Janet Jenkins and Mrs. Adeline Stoddard of Philadelphia and a brother, R. J. McCausland of Montrose. Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon from the home of his daughter, Mrs. Agnes Manser. Dr. Arthur T. Belknap, acting president of Mansfield State Teachers College and the Rev. John Bouquet, pastor of the Presbyterian Church will officiate. Burial will be made in Prospect Cemetery. - Wellsboro Gazette, 12 November 1936


McCLURE, Emma - (SRGP 62208)  MRS. S.E. WATKINS
Mrs. S.E. Watkins, aged 60 years, died at her home in Mansfield May 14.  She was born in Wells township, Bradford county.  Before her marriage she was Emma McClure.  She is survived by her husband, Selah Watkins, and by two grandchildren, and one daughter, Mrs. Floyd Niles. The funeral services were held May 16 and burial was made in Prospect cemetery, Rev. Norman J. Mecklem, of the First Baptist church, officiating.  (She is actually buried in Oakwood)    (The Agitator: Wellsboro, PA, Wednesday, June 2, 1920) 


McCONNELL - Mrs. Angeline Fairman [SRGP 05392]
In Richmond, Sept. 6, 1877, Angeline, wife of Frederick F. Fairman, in the 63d year of her age.  (Tuesday, September 18, 1877, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

The Rev. Carl G. McCONNELL, (SRGP 02469)  retired Elmira pastor, died yesterday at Sanford, Fla., from the effects of an automobile accident and a stroke the preceding day. He was 69. Mr. McConnell was pastor of Centenary Methodist Church here from 1922 to 1930. He and Mrs. McConnell were vacationing in Florida for the winter. Police at Sanford said the minister was suffering from high blood pressure and apparently “blacked out” while driving his car. The vehicle crashed against one driven by James S. Thorpe of Sanford. Police said Mr. McConnell suffered a stroke shortly after the crash. He was taken to a hospital in critical condition. Mrs. McConnell was also hospitalized for shock but her condition is not regarded as serious. Dr. Joseph J. McConnell of Elmira, the elderly couple’s son, was expected to arrive in Sanford late last night. Dr. McConnell tried to get plane reservations out of Elmira but all aircraft were grounded because of the weather. Instead, he went by train to Hoboken and then flew to the Florida community. The McConnells have another son, the Rev. James McConnell, a Methodist minister at Liverpool, N.Y. A native of Elk Run, Pa., the pastor emeritus of Centenary became superintendent of the Syracuse Western District after leaving Elmira. In 1935 he moved to Geneva; in 1941 to Oneida; and in 1934 his health called for an early retirement. He had lived in Elmira since his retirement. For the past two seasons he and Mrs. McConnell spent their winters in Florida as the minister strove to regain his health. The title of “pastor emeritus” was bestowed on Mr. McConnell by his congregation at Centenary when he returned one day to direct the service.Special tributes were paid him at that time for Centenary’s “great spiritual strides” while it was his charge.

The Rev. Carl G. McCONNELL, (SRGP 02469), 68, of 714 Pennsylvania Ave. Friday, Jan. 6, 1950, at Sanford, Fla. Survived by wife, Mrs. Ada McConnell; sons, the Rev. James McConnell of Liverpool, N.Y., Dr. Joseph J. McConnell of Elmira; sisters, Mrs. Gurney Frasier of Pine City, Mrs. Myrtle Updyke, Mrs. Carrie Beardslee, both of Mansfield; brother, James McConnell of Ithaca; grandchildren, Carl Lee, Sonia Louise, Joseph Jerold, Jr., Elmira; Phyllis and Susan, Liverpool; several nieces and nephews. Body will arrive in Elmira early Wednesday and will be removed to the family home.. Thursday morning the body will be taken to Centenary Church where service will be held at 1 p.m. The Revs. Harold Surles, Elmira; the Rev. Leon Randall, Elmira; the Rev. Alfred Taylor, Syracuse, Dr. George Denton, Syracuse; the Rev. Elroy Van Dyke, Geneva, will officiate. Burial in Prospect Cemetery, Mansfield.

McCONNELL - Grace D. Cornwell, 99, of 272 South Main Street, Mansfield, died Tuesday, May 22, 1979 at her home after a lingering illness. She was born March 18, 1880 in Mansfield, the daughter of Samuel and Augusta Lewis McConnell. She was a member of the First Baptist Church, Mansfield and the widow of Elmer G. Cornwell. Surviving are one son, Kenneth Cornwell of Cove Point Beach, Maryland; two daughters, Christine J. Cornwell at home and Mrs. Olive Lambert of Ulysses; five grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. There will be no visitation. The funeral will be held Thursday, May 24, 1979 at 10 a.m. at the Kuhl Funeral Home, Mansfield with Rev. Benjamin Nevin, her pastor, officiating. Burial will be in Prospect Cemetery, Mansfield. - Wellsboro Gazette, 23 May 1979


McCONNELL, Hannah [SRGP 05222] Aldrich, Mrs. Alexander  (Hannah) d. last Friday Sullivan Twp. age 63 yrs. 10 mos., sis. of Charles McConnell of Mansfield.  Left 3 daus. & 1 son.  Bu'd Hope Cem., Mansfield [Mansfield Advertiser 1892 20-Apr]

 Mrs. Janette Beach, died of apoplexy Thursday, September 27, at the home of her son, N. M. Beach, in this boro, aged 79 years, 10 months, and 9 days.  She left two sons, Coly J. Beach and Newton M. Beach.  She was a daughter of James and Alma Bryant McConnell, who were among the early settlers of Sullivan township.  She had long been a member of the M. E. Church.  The funeral services were held at the church Sunday at 2 p.m., and were conducted by the Rev. C. D. Purdy, assisted by the Rev. D. J. Griffiths.  The relatives from out of town attending the funeral were:  Mr. and Mrs. C. C. Beach of Canton; Emory and Grove Smith, of New Haven, Conn., the Rev. C. G. McConell, wife and two sons of Elmira, N.Y.; Mr. and Mrs. Foster Updike, of Waverly, N.Y.; Mr. and Mrs. Frazer, of Pine City; Mr. and Mrs. Selleck and two sons and Mrs. Aumick, of Troy; Howell Ballard and wife, of East Troy; Mr. and Mrs. Henry Beardsley and Mrs. James McConnell of Sullivan.

McCONNELL - Lena M. Wells, 92, a former Mansfield resident, died Saturday Jan. 16, 1982 in the Green Home, Wellsboro. She was the widow of Samuel D. Wells. Born Oct. 6, 1889 in Richmond Twp., Tioga County, she was a daughter of Allen and Mary Cobb McConnell. She was member of Canoe Camp Church of Christ Disciples. Surviving are two sons: I.J. [Stub] of Mansfield, and Francis D. of Wellsboro; a sister, Mrs. Wilda Zimmerman of Englewood, Calif.; 10 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren. The funeral was held Monday at the Kuhl Funeral Home, Mansfield. Burial was in Prospect Cemetery. The Rev. Deborah Casey, her pastor officiated. Those who wish may make contributions to the Canoe Camp Church of Christ Disciples Building Fund. - Wellsboro Gazette, January 20, 1982

McCONNELL, Lucy [SRGP 5267]- Mrs. Lucy McConnell Grover, aged 45, wife of the pastor of the Sylvania Baptist Church, died Friday afternoon in Mansfield in Dr. Newell's dental establishment, not long after she had had two teeth drawn. Only the mild anesthetic, diluted cocaine, applied to the gums, had been used, and Dr. Benjamin Moody, who was summoned immediately when Mrs. Grover sickened, and did all he could for her, exonerates the dentist and his assistant from all blame. Mrs. Grover's death was ascribed to heart failure. - Wellsboro Agitator, August 23, 1899

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LOU McCONNELL age 80 of Covington, Pa., Wednesday, March 1, 1967.  Friends may call at the Shaw & Robena Funeral Home Friday and Saturday 7 to 9 p.m.  Funeral service there Sunday 2 p.m., the Rev. Everette Blowers, Prospect Cemetery.  Survived by daughter, Mrs. Mary Lou Stamford of Wellsboro, RD 4; son, Robert of Crooked Creek, Pa.; 12 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren.  He was a native of Tioga County and a retired farmer.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 3/2/1967

McCONNELL - Miss Margaret McConnell [SRGP 82609] ages 17 years died Sunday at 3:30 p.m., at the family home at Hammond. She is survived by her parents, Mr. & Mrs. Lou McConnell; two sisters, Isabelle and Mary Lou; one brother, Robert; her grandfather, Sanford Johns. The funeral will be held Wednesday at 3 p.m., at the home. Rev. Ora Crippen will officiate; burial in the Mansfield [Prospect] cemetery. - Wellsboro Gazette, 1 October 1930 [Tombstone not on 1972. 1982 or 2005 listing]

McCONNELL, Twilla (SRGP 05129) - Mrs. Twila McConnell Ditch, 56, of 1170 Sherman Ave., Elmira, died Tuesday, Aug. 6, 1963. She was a retired employee of Serio Tool Co. Survived by daughter, Mrs. Walter Bulson of  Pine City, mother, Mrs. Glenn McConnell of Elmira; four grandchildren. Funeral was held Friday at 10 a.m. at the Olthof Funeral Home, Elmira, the Rev. John Bedzyk officiating. Burial was in Prospect [Cemetery, Mansfield. - Mansfield Advertiser, August 14, 1963 (Note:  she is actually buried in Oakwood)

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LaVonne Ada Age 90, of Mechanicsburg, PA, formerly of Mansfield, PA, diedpeacefully on Saturday, May 20, 2006, surrounded by family, at Hospice Home of Central PA in Harrisburg. The daughter of Harold and Eva McCrumb and widow of Charles Curran, she was born September 7, 1915. She was a graduate of Mansfield Normal School (now Mansfield University) and, from the late 50's to early 70's, owned and operated LaVonne's Delicatessen & Catering Service, formerly located on E. Wellsboro Street in Mansfield. 

LaVonne is survived by her son, Gary Curran of Palmerton, PA; daughter, Michele Bitner of Mechanicsburg, PA; and son, Steve Curran of Mechanicsburg, PA. She is also survived by granddaughter, Rene Waltz of Mechanicsburg, PA; grandson, Patrick Curran of Duncannon, PA; granddaughter, Michelle Williams of Hampton, TN; and great-grandson, Tyler Williams of Hampton, TN. There will be no public services. Burial will be in Prospect Cemetery in Mansfield, PA. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Central PA at 98 S. Enola Dr., PO Box 266, Enola, PA 17025-0266. [Note from Joyce - Lavonne ran Lavonne's Delicatessen in Mansfield for many years and made the best subs the world has ever known.]

Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: C:\TC\~srgp\new\fam.gifMcDOWELL – Charles M. McDowell, 91, [SRGP 76522] of Mansfield, died April 2, 1962. He was a Director and Past President of the First National Bank in Mansfield. He was a retired dealer in farm machinery and coal. He had for many years been and Elder Trustee and Past Treasurer of the Presbyterian Church. He was a member of Friendship Lodge, F&AM of Mansfield, The Zebulun Royal Arch Chapter, Williamsport Consistory and Irem Shrine Temple of Wilkes-Barre. Survived by a daughter, Mrs. Howard Lonergan of Wellesley Hills, Mass. and 2 grandchildren, Rebecca and Michael Lonergan. The body is at the Shaw & Robena Funeral Home, where friends may call Wednesday and Thursday 2-4 and 709 PM and where the funeral service will be held Friday at 2:00 PM. The Rev. William McElwain will officiate. Burial will be in Prospect Cemetery, Mansfield. Masonic Committal Service at the funeral home, Thursday at 8:00 PM. – Mansfield Advertiser, 4 April 1962

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 McDOWELL, Robert - [SRGP 83164] Prominent Young Man Passes Away in Arnot-Ogden Hospital, Elmira, Following Brief Illness—Taking Last Year of Advanced Teachers’ Course at Syracuse University.
Mansfield was shocked and deeply saddened yesterday when the news reached here of the death of Robert McDowell in the Arnot-Ogden Hospital, was ill a short time suffering from an attack of typhoid fever. Mr. McDowell, or "Bob" as he was known by everyone in Mansfield and vicinity, was one of the most promising young men of the community, and as well liked as known. He was the son of Charles McDowell, the local implement dealer, and was born in Mansfield about 22 years ago, and has always made this place his home. He was prominent in local affairs, both civic and church, and in the local fraternity of Masons. He was a graduate of the local high school, the Mansfield Normal, and had been a very successful teacher in the schools of Jersey Shore.

 He was about to return to Syracuse University to take his last year in the advanced teachers’ course. During his summer vacation Robert had been helping his father in the implement store here, and before returning to his studies though he would take a short vacation. While at Hawley, near Scranton, he was taken ill, but kept up until he reached Elmira, where he entered the hospital. The disease was severe from the beginning and was pronounced serious at the time he entered the institution for treatment, but hope was held that he might recover. However, Tuesday morning his father was summoned to his bedside. Later news of his death reached here. There was perhaps no better liked boy in Mansfield than Robert McDowell. Always of a cheery nature, he had a smile and a pleasant word for everyone with whom he came in contact. In the schools he attended he was one of the foremost in studies, as well as school affairs, and after graduation when he started his teaching career, he gave promise of reaching a high position, leaving a fine place in Jersey Shore to continue studies in college, where his ability was quickly recognized, and he was given honors that fall to few young men. His family has the sincerest sympathy of the entire community. He is survived by his father, Charles McDowell and Mrs. McDowell and a half-sister, Laura May. Funeral will be from the house Friday at 2 p.m. in charge of Masons. (handwritten on article Sept. 14, 1923)

Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: C:\TC\~srgp\new\fam.gifMcINTOSH, Fred [SRGP 82697]
Fred McIntosh age 87 of Mansfield RD1 died on Saturday November 26, 1977 at the Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital in Wellsboro. He was a 52nd year member of Friendship Lodge F&AM in Mansfield; a member of Irem Temple of Dallas; a member of Williamsport Consistory; Covington IOOF; Covington Borough Grange No. 1016. He attended Covington Church of Christ Disciples; was a director of the Tioga County Grange Mutual Fire Insurance Co., a member of the Mansfield Kiwanis Club, a retired farmer. He was born November 24, 1890 in Covington a son of Lewis and Rosa Klock McIntosh. He is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Marian L. Fenstermacher of Mansfield RD1; two granddaughters, Mrs. Robert (Patricia) Calkins of Mansfield RD1 and Mrs. Richard (June) Teague of Hobbs, NM; one grandson, Miles Fenstermacher of Mansfield RD1; four great grandchildren. Funeral services were held on Tuesday at the Kuhl Funeral Home in Mansfield with the Rev. Archie Cruikshank officiating. Burial in Prospect Cemetery at Mansfield.

McINTOSH, Lewis L., [SRGP 62172] one of Mansfield's oldest residents, died at 5:20 p.m. Monday, November 2, 1936, at the home of his daughter, Mrs. SADIE GOODSPEED, on East Wellsboro Street, at the age of 90. The youngest of a family of nine children of MATTHIAS and SARAH LOCKWOOD McINTOSH, he was born October 12, 1846, on Armenia Mountain. In 1870 he married Miss ROSA KLOCK and for many years resided on a farm in Covington township. November 2, 1917, they came to Mansfield and resided on South Main Street until Mrs. McIntosh's death May 27, 1927. He had since made his home with his daughter. Mr. McIntosh possessed a fine sense of humor, and a friendly, genial disposition which won for him hosts of friends. He was a member of the Church of Christ at Covington. He was unusually active for one of his advanced age until a few months ago, when his health began to fail. Besides his daughter, he is survived by two sons, EDWARD McINTOSH, of Sharpestown, Md., and FRED, of Covington township, and a granddaughter, Miss MARION MCINTOSH, of Covington township. Funeral services were conducted at the home Thursday at 2 p. m., by the Baptist church. Interment was in Prospect cemetery. Pallbearers were Frank H. Marvin, Reuben Cleveland, L. B. Shaw, Frank Palmer, Daniel H. Ford and Fred Youmans.

McINTOSH – Mrs. Sadie M. Goodspeed, 85, of Mansfield, died Tuesday, May 22, 1962. She was a member of the First Baptist Church, Mansfield, and Twilight Chapter, Order of Eastern Star. Survived by brother, Fred McIntosh of Mansfield RD1; sister-in-law, Mrs. Helen McIntosh of Sharptown, MD. Body at Shaw & Robena Funeral Home, Mansfield. Calling hours: Wednesday 2-4 and 7-9 PM, Thursday 7-9 PM. Funeral there Friday at 2 PM, Rev. David Griffiths officiating. Burial will be in Prospect Cemetery, Mansfield. – Mansfield Advertiser, 23 May 1962

McMASTER, Vera [SRGP 86377] - Vera K. [Benson] Knapp, 97, of The Green Home, Wellsboro, formerly of Blossburg, died Thursday, Feb. 25, 1993, at the nursing home after a lengthy illness. Born July 7, 1895, in Blossburg, she was the daughter of Fred and Isabelle Leisenring McMaster. She was a lifetime resident of Blossburg until entering The Green Home. She was a member of the St. James Episcopal Church, Mansfield. She was a retired practical nurse at the former Blossburg Hospital, Blossburg. She was the widow of the late Olin Benson and the late Robert Knapp. Surviving are four grandchildren and several great grandchildren. There was no visitation. Services were held Saturday, Feb. 27, at the Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, Wellsboro, with the Rev. Eugene A. Charsky, chaplain of the Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro, officiating. Burial was made at Prospect Cemetery, Mansfield. - Wellsboro Gazette, 3 March 1993

McNETT, Maude [SRGP 86033] - Mrs. Maude McNett Gillette, aged 64 years, died May 21 [1935], at her home in Ogdensburg. She is survived by one son, L. Townsend Gillette, of Elmira; and one daughter, Mrs. J.W. Kinsley of Newberry; also two sisters, Mrs. Florence Stull and Mrs. J.W. King, both of Elmira. Funeral services were held Friday afternoon at the Church of Christ at Canoe Camp; burial in Prospect cemetery at Mansfield. - Wellsboro Agitator, May 29, 1935

MERRELLS - MOORE, Florence L. (SRGP 28704)
90, entered into rest Tuesday, September 9, 2008, at William Childs Hospice House in Palm Bay, FL. She was born in Mainesburg PA, and was a longtime resident of Mansfield, PA. She was predeceased by her loving husband, Donald A. Moore. She was a devoted mother to sons: Willis (Bobbie) Moore, Robert (Connie) Moore, Donald G. (Joyce) Moore, Victor Moore; and daughters: Joan (Joe) Wilder, and Cheryl Nichols; also several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. A Memorial service will be held 2:00 p.m. Saturday, September 20, 2008, at Prospect Cemetery in Mansfield, PA. Published in the Star-Gazette on 9/14/2008

Mary Michael Brace, 60, of 50 Mann Street, Mansfield, died at the Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro. She was born November 2, 1918, in Aliquippa, Pa., a daughter of John E. and Catherine Bailey Michael. She was the widow of Kenneth W. Brace, and a member of the Holy Child Catholic Church. Funeral Mass was held at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 23, at the Holy Child Church. Recitation of the Rosary was at the Kuhl Funeral Home on Friday at 8:45 p.m. with the Rev. Joseph Houston officiating. Burial was in Prospect Cemetery. Surviving are three children: John Michael Brace of Almond, N.Y.; Mrs. John (Jean Brace) Smythe, Owego, N.Y., and Thomas H. Brace of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; four grandchildren, Teresa and Laura Brace of Almond, N.Y., and Wendy and Christopher Smythe of Owego, N.Y. Dr. Brace had been a teacher of Home Economics since 1940 when she began her career at New Albany High School, New Albany, Pa. She taught in Mansfield High School from 1949 to 1964 and was Professor of Home Economics at Mansfield State College from 1964 until her retirement in 1979. She received her BS Degree in Home Economics from Mansfield State College in 1940 and both the M. Ed and Dr. of Education from Pennsylvania State University. Dr. Brace was a Delta Zeta Sorority College Chapter Director from 1966 to 1972 and Province III Director (Penna. And Del.) from 1970 to 1977. She was instrumental in founding the Mansfield State College Chapter of Delta Zeta. She was a member of many professional organizations including the American Home Economics Association, Penna. Home Economics Association, National Education Association and others. She had received many scholarships and honors and was a member of Pi Lambda Theta and Delta Kappa Gamma honorary organizations. Dr. Brace was listed in “Who’s Who of American Women,” “Who’s Who in the East,” “Dictionary of International biography” and other similar publications. She was an active member of the American Legion Auxiliary, Hold Child Guild, Friends of the Library, the American Association of University Women and Delta Kappa Gamma. She had worked with the Heart Association, Blossburg auxiliary and Boy Scouts of America, where she was a den mother.


MICHAELS, Florence – Mrs. Florence Richards [SRGP 89874]

RICHARDS, Dale Rodney [SRGP 89875]

Mrs. Florence Michaels Richards and infant son, Dale Rodney, wife and son of Harold J. Richards, of Canoe Camp, died March 4, at the Blossburg Hospital. Mrs. Richards was born in Kinderhook, Mich., January 20, 1891, daughter of Rena and John Michaels, of Union City, Mich. On May 29, 1918, she was married to Harold J. Richards, at the Memorial Church in Washington, DC. In August, 1919, Mr. Richards received his honorable discharge from the service and accompanied by his wife came back to his home at Canoe Camp. She is survived by her husband; her father, John W. Michaels, and step-mother, of Union City, Mich.; sisters – Mrs. Beulah Patch, of Allen, Mich., and Miss Opal Michaels, and brother, Lyle, of Union City, Mich. Funeral services were conducted by Elder F.E. Harter, of Washington, DC, at Canoe Camp, at 2 p.m. on March 8. – Wellsboro Agitator, March 17, 1920, p.3

MILLER - Albert H. Miller, [SRGP 27813] age 79, of RD1, Tioga, died on Friday, Dec. 31, 1982 at the Arnot Ogden Hospital, Elmira, NY. Mr. Miller was born June 18, 1903 in Avis, the son of Alonzo and Elmira Heller Miller. He is survived by his wife, Irene Howe Miller; three sons, Albert W. and Robert N., both of Tioga, Gerald E. of Mansfield; four daughters, Mrs. Christine Keck, Mrs. Anna Mae Everett, Mrs. Donna Holleran, Mrs. Joanne Wicks, all of Tioga; four sister, Mrs. Florence Cummings of Wellsboro, Mrs. Alma Colegrove of DeBary, Fla., Mrs. Geraldine Henry of Reading, Mrs. Dolores Garrison of Williamsport; one brother, Morris Miller of Kissimmee, Fla.; 22 grandchildren, several great grandchildren and nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held on Tuesday with the Rev. John Shypulefski officiating. Burial in Prospect Cemetery at Mansfield. - Wellsboro Gazette, 5 January 1983

MILLER - Funeral services for Warren Russell Miller, who died on Sunday [October 8, 1939], after a long illness, were held at the home at Lambs Creek last Wednesday, with burial in the Prospect Cemetery. Besides his parents, surviving are six sisters, Rosa, Mazie, Arlene, Regina, Reva and Marcie. - Wellsboro Gazette, 12 October 1939 [Tombstone not on 2005 listing]


MILLS, Laura [SRGP 89939] – Laura Mills Knapp, wife of Charles B. Knapp, of Mansfield, was born at Big Flats, NY, and moved to Lawrenceville with her parents when she was eight years old. She lived there until she was married in 1866. For the last 45 years Mr. & Mrs. Knapp had lived in Mansfield and vicinity. Mrs. Knapp was a member of the DAR, and a few years ago embraced the Christian Science faith. At her funeral Mrs. Haskins, a practitioner in this faith, of Elmira, read the Christian Science service. The funeral held on April 13 at her late home, was largely attended and the flowers were beautiful and numerous, silent tokens of the esteem enjoyed by Mrs. Knapp. – Wellsboro Agitator, April 25, 1917, p.11


MITCHELL, Harriet [SRGP 65021] Longbothum, Harriett D. d. Mansfield last Thurs. age 65 yrs 15 days., wid. Of Elbert C.  Bur. Mansfield, left 3 sons. B. Crooked Creek, dau. Of Edsall Mitchell [Mansfield Advertiser 1904 2-Nov]


Age 78, of Mt. Dora, FL, formerly of Roseville, Pa., Tuesday, February 26, 1985, at the Waterman Hospital, Mt. Dora, FL. Friends are invited to call at the Kuhl Funeral Home, Mansfield., Friday evening 7 to 9 pm and Saturday 10 am until time of service at 11 am, the Rev. Win Green officiating. Burial Prospect Cemetery, Mansfield. Survived by 1 brother, Richard T. Mitchell of Ode Bolt, IA; 2 sisters-in-law Mrs. Doratha Burtch of Wellsboro, Mrs. Helen Swingle of Canton, Pa.; 1 brother-in-law Lee McClure of Mansfield; several nieces and nephews. She was a member of the United Methodist Church, Tavares, FL. She attended the Roseville United Methodist Church. She was a member of Twilight Chapter #475 O.E.S., Mansfield She was the widow of Harold Jones. She was born January 25, 1907, in Tioga , Pa. the daughter of Jefferson and Ida Rawson Mitchell. Officers and members of Twilight Chapter #475 O.E.S. will hold a Memorial Service for Sister Jones Friday evening, 7 pm, at the funeral home.

MITCHELL - Wanda Martha Mitchell, infant daughter of Mr. & Mrs. James Mitchell of Blossburg, died at the home of her grandparents, Mr. & Mrs. Charles Palmer, at Lambs Creek. Burial was in the Mansfield cemetery, Rev. J. D. Griffiths, pastor of the Baptist church, officiating. - Wellsboro Agitator, 18 September 1935 [probably buried with grandparents in Prospect]

 Mrs. Dora Lucinda Mudge, 63, died Friday morning, May 14, 1937, at the family home on Sullivan Street, Mansfield.  She was a member of the Methodist Church.  Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Gladys Stilwell and Lorena Mudge; two sons, Earl G. And Eldridge Mudge; several grandchildren, all of Mansfield.  The funeral was held at the home Saturday at 2 p.m., with the Rev. Douglas W. Baylis officiating. Pallbearers were Maxwell Squires, Howard Goodall, Walter Doud, Elmer Kennedy, Merrill Broderick, Leo Allis.  Burial in Prospect Cemetery.

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Mansfield—Mrs. Matilda Webster, 87, died Monday, Mar. 4, 1935, in Pontiac, Mich. Funeral services were held Friday at 2 p.m. at the home of her step-son Harry Ripley, on Extension Street, Mansfield, the Rev. Douglas W. Baylis of the Methodist Church officiating. Burial was in Prospect Cemetery, Mansfield. Mrs. Webster was twice married. Her first husband, Charles Ritz, died in Mansfield many years ago. Twenty years ago she married R. Philander Webster and went to Pontiac, Mich. Besides her husband, she is survived by several nephews and nieces. [Note from JMT - Her second husband was Philander Webster Ripley (SRGP 07724, father of Harry Ripley by his first wife Julia Johnson. How the obit came up with the name Webster is a mystery unles Philander changed his name. Does anyone have an explanation for this? )

MOODY, Dr. Benjamin M. [SRGP 85777] - Dr. Benjamin Moody, for 37 years a practicing physician in Mansfield, died last Wednesday evening at his home in that place. Although he had been in poor health for several years, his death was unexpected. He was in his 73d year, and is survived by his widow and one daughter, Mrs. George S. Atwood of Albany, NY. Dr. Moody was a veteran of the Civil War, a member of General Mansfield Post GAR, a trustee of the Methodist Episcopal church, and had served as president of the Mansfield Normal School board of trustees. At the time of his death he was vice-president of the Grange National Bank of Mansfield. - Wellsboro Gazette, July 2, 1914

Miss Leone Moody [SRGP 86524]
In Mansfield, February 19, 1880, Leone, only daughter of B. Moody, M. D., aged 11 months.  (Tuesday, March 2, 1880, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)
Moody, Leone d. Leone Moody, Mansfield, Feb 19th, age 11 mos, diptheria. Daughter of Dr. & Mrs. Moody. Lost 2 daughters already, this was last  [Mansfield Advertiser 1880 25-Feb]

MOORE, Arintha [SRGP 81662] - Lambscreek -Mrs. Arintha Fuller, aged 75, widow of the late Curtis P. Fuller, died at her home in this place on January 25th [1908]. Heart disease was the cause of her death. She had suffered for many years with cancer and for several weeks had been nearly helpless. Mrs. Fuller was born in Wells, Bradford County, March 29, 1833 and was a daughter of the late Amos and Eliza Moore. She married Curtis P. Fuller December 24, 1850, who died September 6, 1891. She was the mother of three children, two of whom are surviving - Mr. George R. Fuller and Mrs. Ida Spence of this place. She is also survived by two brothers - Mr. Warren Moore of Elmira; Mr. John L. Moore of this place; and one sister, Mrs. Mary A. Faulkner of Mansfield. "Grandma" Fuller, as she was familiarly known, was a woman whom all her acquaintances respected. She performed all the duties of life faithfully and efficiently, and her memory is blessed. She was a Sunday School teacher for many years and an earnest and faithful worker for the welfare of her church. She will long be mourned by her relatives and friends. Funeral services were held Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Methodist church, of which she had been a consistent member for many years. Rev. A.W. Fenton officiated; burial in the Hope [Prospect] cemetery, Mansfield. - Wellsboro Agitator, January 29, 1908

MOORE, Donald A. [SRGP 69228] - Donald A. Moore, 73, of RD1, Mansfield, died Thursday, Dec. 14, 1989 at the Broad Acres Nursing Home, Wellsboro. Born May 7, 1916 in Wellsboro he was the son of Willis and Alice Winters Moore. He was a retired self-employed building contractor and a WWII Army Veteran. Surviving are his wife, the former Florence Merrills; four sons, Willis D. and Victor A., both of California, Robert L. of Lockport, NY and Donald G. of Leesburg, Fla.; two daughters, Joan Wilder, of Palm Bay, Fla. and Mrs. Carl [Cheryl] Nichols, of Campbell, NY; three brothers, Wayne of Wellsboro, Raymond of West End, NC and Cecil of Cincinnati, Ohio; one sister, Mrs. Anita Speary of Wellsboro; 23 grandchildren and eight great grandchildren. Calling hours were held at the Wilston Funeral Home, 18 N. Main St., Mansfield on Monday, Dec. 18, from 1-3 p.m. Services were held at the conclusion of the calling hours with the Rev. Thomas Thomas officiating. Family provided flowers. Burial was made at Prospect Cemetery in Mansfield. - Wellsboro Gazette, December 20, 1989, p.12

 Floyd M. (Duke) Moore, age 60, of Morris Run, Pa. died Thursday, February 25, 1971 at the Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro.  Funeral and committal services were held at the Auld Funeral Home, Blossburg, Sunday at 1:30 pm.  Rev. Orey Crippen officiated.  Burial was in Prospect Cemetery, Mansfield.  Memorial gifts may be given to the Cancer Society in his name. Survived by wife, Lucille Howe Moore, Morris Run; son, Ronald Moore, Mansfield; daughter, Mrs. Frank (Kaye) Brown of Blossburg, Pa.; four grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Horace (Frances) O'Dell of Mansfield, Mrs. Henry (Florence) Dodge of Lindley, NY.; several nieces and nephews. He was a member of the Loyal Order of the Moose Lodge No. 517 of Elmira, NY, had been owner and proprietor of the Hamilton Club, Morris Run, Pa. for many years.

MOORE, Ruby - Mrs. Ruby Moore Brooks [SRGP 85650], 58, widow of Milton C. Brooks, died January 2 [1947] at the Blossburg State Hospital after a brief illness. Mrs. Brooks was born in Red Hook, NY, May 5, 1888. It was there that she met and married Mr. Brooks. Nine children were born to them, seven of whom survive. They are: Raymond of Elmira; Edwin of Poughkeepsie; Mrs. Evelyn Frederick and Mrs. Ruby Odgen of Blossburg; Mrs. Gladys Schrimer of Mansfield, and Darwin at the family home. A daughter, Jeanette, died about 20 years ago and a son, Richard, was a victim of polio two years ago, causing his death. Twelve grandchildren survive her; also two brothers and three sisters in Red Hook. Mrs. Brooks had been living with her daughter, Evelyn at Blossburg, since her health had begun to fail about two months ago. - Wellsboro Gazette, January 16, 1947

 Willis Moore, 85, of Mansfield RD 1, died Tuesday, October 23, 1979, in Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro. Born February 5, 1894, at Gaines, he was a son of Jeremia and Minnie Champaigne Moore. He was a retired farmer. He was a member of the Church of Christ, Disciples, Canoe Camp. Mr. Moore also was a member of North Elk Run Grange 913 and the Mansfield Odd Fellows Lodge. Surviving are his wife, the former Alice Winters; four sons, Donald, of Mansfield, Wayne of Wellsboro, Raymond of Akron, Ohio and Cecil of Cincinnati, Ohio; a daughter, Mrs. Anita Speary of Mansfield; three sisters, Mrs. Bertha Kio of Port Allegany, Mrs. Sarah Spencer of Norfolk, Virginia, and Mrs. Archie (Mabel) Harris of Sheffield; a brother, Edward, of Warren; 12 grandchildren and 28 great-grandchildren. The funeral will be at 1 pm Thursday, October 25, at the Kuhl Funeral Home. Burial will be in Prospect Cemetery in Mansfield. The Rev. Archie Cruikshank, pastor of the Church of Christ, Covington, will officiate. Friends may call at the funeral home from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 pm today, Wednesday, October 24, 1979.

MORLEY - Mrs. Edith L. Cleveland, 85, [SRGP 58999] of Mansfield, died Thursday, November 8, 1956, at Mansfield. She was a former member of the Mansfield Methodist Church. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. W. O. Jenkins of Mansfield, and Mrs. Frank Higley of Wellsboro RD; four sons, Harold and Ralph of Mansfield, Clifford of Smethport, and Ross M. of Philadelphia; 32 grandchildren; 75 great grandchildren, and two great great-grandchildren. Rev. David J. Griffiths, pastor of the Mansfield Baptist Church, officiated at services held at 2 p.m. Sunday, at 18 North Main Street, Mansfield. Burial was in Prospect Cemetery. - Wellsboro Agitator, 15 November 1956

MOSHER, Mary - (SRGP 76536) Mrs Mary Ellen Shattuck, widow of the late L.E. Shattuck, died on thursday morning last at the home of her daughter, Mrs Jessie Blankenship, 307 Pennsylvania avenue, Elmira, N.Y. She was 74 years old. The funeral was held at the home of her daughter, on Friday, at 7:30 p.m., the Rev. A.E. Atwater officitating, and on Saturday morning the remains were brought to Mansfield and buried in Prospect cemetery. Besides her daughter, Mrs Shattuck is survived by a brother, William H. Mosher, of Sylvania, and three sisters, Mrs James Kennedy, of Springfield; Mrs Frank Stevens, of Franklin, and Mrs. Laura Strange, of Sylvania. Mrs Shattuck for many years was a resident of Mansfield and conducted the Shattuck House, corner of Wellsboro and Railroad streets, which a few weeks since she sold to L.W. Hitchcock. She moved to Elmira about two years ago. She was esteemed highly by her friends and neighbors.


MOTT – Mr. George Mott, [SRGP 76474] an aged and respected citizen of Charleston, died last Thursday at the age of 84 years. The funeral was held on Sunday. – Wellsboro Agitator, October 10, 1900, p.5

MUDGE, Celinda -  [SRGP 39956] MRS. JOHN LOWNSBERRY - Mrs. John Lownsberry, 89, died Thursday, December 3, 1936, at 8:30 p.m. at the home of her daughter, Mrs. J. W. Smith, 351 Glover Street, Jersey Shore. She was born July 22, 1847, in Covington township and was a great-granddaughter of Christopher Huntingdon, a Revolutionary War soldier. October 2, 1866, she was married to John Lownsberry at Mansfield and lived on a farm at Canoe Camp until 1871, when they moved to Kansas, where Mr. Lownsberry was engaged in farming and later as section foreman on the Leavenworth, Lawrence and Galveston Railroad, now the Santa Fe. They returned to Canoe Camp in 1886. From 1906 until 1915 Mr. Lownsberry conducted a grocery store in Canoe Camp, in 1915 Mr. and Mrs. Lownsberry went to Jersey Shore to reside. Besides her husband Mrs. Lownsberry is survived by her daughter, Mrs. Smith; and a son, George Leon Lownsberry, of Jersey Shore. Another daughter, Mrs. Carrie Walker, died in Kansas in 1906. Funeral services were conducted Monday at 2 p.m. at the Church of Christ at Canoe Camp, the Rev. Myron Kauffman, pastor, officiating, assisted by the Rev. H. L. Maltman. Interment was in Prospect Cemetery. Submitted by Barbara Conrad  (Neither first nor last name given inobituary and she is not included on the 1983 Mary Kingsley listing of Prospect. She is on our 2006 listing)

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MUDGE, Cole J. [SRGP 02578]
Cole J. Mudge,92, of Mansfield died Tuesday, April 14,1998, at the Care Home in Mainesburg. Born Aug. 4, 1905, in Mansfield, he was the son of Orris and Dorcas Munro Mudge. He was a retired owner of the Mudge Oil Company. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Mansfield and a charter member of the Mansfield Lions Club. Preceding him in death was his wife, Ruth, on Sept. 23, 1997. Surviving are two daughters, Linda Leach Pellot of Mansfield and Nancy Pieri of Painted Post, NY; six grandchildren, Michael, Thomas and Jeffery Pieri and Susan Burt, Matthew and Nancy Leach; and four great-grandchildren. Calling hours were held Friday, April 17, at the Wilston Funeral Home of Mansfield. Funeral services were held there Friday April 17, with the Rev. Joyce Treas officiating. Burial was made in Prospect Cemetery, Mansfield. Family will provide flowers. Memorial contributions may be made to the First United Methodist Church Building Fund, 67 E. Wellsboro St., Mansfield, Pa 16933.

MUDGE, Cornish [SRGP 02555]
Cornish L Mudge aged 78 years of Mansfield, died at his home Wednesday morning April 19,1950. He was a native of Sullivan Township and was a farmer in Covington for many years. Surviving are his widow, Kitty Hubbard Mudge; four daughters, Mrs, Doris Benson of Mansfield, Mrs. Marian Whitbeck of Newark, NY, Mrs. Rachel Carson of Troy, Mrs. Donna Heyler of Westfield, a son Robert of Covington, two brothers, Dan and Clark of Mansfield; and eight grandchildren. The funeral was held Saturday. Burial in Prospect Cemetery at Mansfield.

Delos MUDGE, (SRGP 03550) son of Mr. and Mrs. Cornish MUDGE of Covington township, has been working onthe farm of John STRANGE of Mainesburg, during the present summer season. on Thrusday, with other workmen, he was manipulating the big power hayfork unloading hay, when the rope holding the large heavy pulley broke letting thepulley down upon his head fracturing his skull. He was rushed to the Blossburg Hospital, where the surgeons operated on his head, endeavoring, with the help of scientific methods, to assist nature toward a recovery. But it was of no avail, however, for young MUDGE died Saturday morning at four o'clock. Delos MUDGE was an exemplary young man. He graduated from the Covington High School recently, and while attending school there he was a universal favorite, popular with both teachers and schoolmates. He was an industrious and ambitious young man, and wherever known was well liked. Mr. MUDGE is survived by his father and mother; three sisters and one brother; Doris, Mrs. Ralph BENSON, of Sullivan; Marion and Rachel at home, and Robert, also at home. he funeral was held Monday p.m. at the home of his parents D.J. GRIFFITHS officiating, The Bearers were young friends of the deceased. Interment was in Prospect Cemetery. W. W. SHAW was the undertaker in charge.
   Mr GRIFFITHS did not preach a funeral sermon, composing and reading the following poem instead:
   Farewell, Delos! we'll never know
      This side of the "Great Divide,"
   The meaning of that pulley-blow,
      The tragic death you died;
   But we, your neighbors and your friends
      Will never quite forget
   How folks, with sympathetic ends
      About your casket met.

   The countryside iscast in gloom
      Both old and young are sa,
   That you, so soon, should meet your doom,
      A bright, industrious lad.
   Your mother and your dad are grieved,
      God give them needful grace,
   And may the children, sore bereaved,
      Behold God's loving face.

   The gracious folks in whose employ
      You labored to the end,
   Are crushedwith sorrow o'er the boy
      Their hearts would fain defend.
   God bless your passing- youthful Mudge,
      Reveal the gain in loss,
   And we will trust the Righteous Judge
     To make all plain, Delos.

Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: C:\TC\~srgp\new\msnslog3.jpgMUDGE - Mrs. Edith B. Osgood, (SRGP 02562) 68, of Roseville, Pa., Monday, Sept. 29, 1947. Survived by husband Irving Osgood; sons, Herbert Borg, John Borg of Mansfield; stepdaughters Mrs. Mary Longpin of Syracuse, Mrs. Alice Howe of Mansfield; brother Frank Mudge of Tioga, Pa.; sister, Mrs. Addie Garrison of Rutland, Pa.; six grandchildren, one great-grandchild. The body is at Soper Funeral Home, Troy, and will be taken to Roseville Methodist Church for funeral Thursday, 2 p.m. Prospect Cemetery, Mansfield. Rev. Owen Barrett. [Mansfield State Normal School 1902]

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Eldridge (Pete) MUDGE,[SRGP 02583] one of the community's most outstanding young business men, died Saturday night August 12, 1950, at his summer home in Sullivan Township following an extended illness.  He was born October 3, 1913, in Sullivan Township, a son of Orris E. and Dora Monro Mudge. He came to Mansfield when a boy and graduated from the Senior High School in 1931. Soon after graduation he purchased the Elmira Street Grocery. In 1945 his brother, Cole Mudge, became a partner in the business. August 12, 1935, he married Miss Irene TRAUB, of Galeton, and four children were born to them, David, Terry, James, and Lucinda.  Mr. MUDGE was active in civic and religious organizations. He was a member of the Methodist Church, the Emanon Club, Lions Club and Business Men's Association. He was interested in horses and for some time conducted a riding stable.   The death of 'Pete', as he was best known, brought sadness to the entire community and the many beautiful floral offerings from his many friends and admirers were tributes to his high standing in the community.  Besides his wife and children he is survived by two sisters, Mrs. Steven Smith, of Millport, NY and Mrs Gladys Stilwell, of Mansfield; two brothers, Cole Mudge of Mansfield and Earl of Ridgewood, NJ, several nieces and nephews.   Funeral services were held today at 2 P.M. at the Methodist Church, the Rev. David J. Griffiths officiating. Burial was in Prospect Cemetery.

MUDGE - Mrs. Betsy {Elizabeth} M. Holden [SRGP 21647]
In Richmond, on the 1st inst., of typhoid fever, Mrs. Betsy Elizabeth M. Holden, wife of D. L. Holden.  (Wednesday, January 25, 1865, The Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)[Prospect Cemetery]

MUDGE - Frank W. Mudge, 84, [SRGP 02560] of Roseville, formerly of Mansfield, died Tuesday Jan. 27, 1959. He was a retired farmer. Survived by daughter, Mrs. George Phelps [Genevieve] of Watkins Glen; one granddaughter; sister, Mrs. Harry Garrison [Addie] of Roseville. Funeral services will be held today at 1 p.m. at the funeral home, Rev. Orey Crippen officiating. Burial will be in Prospect Cemetery, Mansfield. - Wellsboro Agitator, 29 January 1959

MUDGE - Gilbert Clark Mudge, 82, (SRGP 02557) of Mansfield RD 1, died Jan. 22, 1962. Survived by sons, Ross D. Mudge and Charles Mudge, both at home; daughter, Mrs. Russell Collister, Roaring Branch RD 1; 3 grandchildren. Funeral service was held Wednesday at 2 pm at the Shaw and  Robena Funeral Home, the Rev. David J. Griffiths officiated. Burial was in Prospect Cemetery.

 Gladys A. Stilwell, 89, a resident of Broad Acres Nursing Home, Wellsboro, formerly of Mansfield, died Monday, Oct. 2, 1989, at the nursing home. Born Nov. 29, 1899, in Richmond Township, she was the daughter of Orris and Dorcas Monro Mudge. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Mansfield. Preceding her in death was her husband, Albert in 1937; a daughter, Lois Wilcox in 1986; and a granddaughter, Nancy Evans Sobo in 1984. Surviving are three sons, Arthur of Painted Post, NY, Merle of Indiana, Pa. and Donald of Millerton; two daughters, Mrs. Leslie (Clarice) Evans and Mrs. Bryce (Ninita) Jones, both of Mansfield; son-in-law, Jack Wilcox of Wellsboro; brother and sister-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Cole Mudge of Mansfield; two sisters-in-law, Mrs. Irene Wells of Mansfield and Mrs. Ninita Stilwell of Lisle, Illinois; 17 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren. There will be no prior calling hours. Services will be held Thursday, Oct. 5, at the Wilston Funeral Home in Mansfield at 11 am.  The Rev. Thomas Searfoss will officiate. Burial will be made at Prospect Cemetery, Mansfield. Memorial contributions may be made in her name to the Mansfield First United Methodist Church Memorial Fund.

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Miss Lorena Mae Mudge, 23, died at 10 p.m. Wednesday, October 12, 1938, at the home of her sister, Mrs. Gladys Stilwell, on Sherwood Street, following an illness of three months. A daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Orris Mudge, she was born in Mansfield June 28, 1915. She graduated from the Senior High School and State Teachers College and taught for two years at Coryland and one year at Big Pond. She was a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church. Lorena was one of Mansfield’s popular young ladies. She possessed a happy, friendly disposition that made friends for her wherever she went, and she was a favorite among her classmates and teachers. An outstanding characteristic was her thoughtfulness for others, and through her long illness she was cheerful, ever trying to ease the burden of those about her. Her dear brought deep sorrow to the community where she spent her life. Surviving are three brothers, Earl and Eldridge Mudge of Mansfield, and Cole Mudge, of Troy; two sisters, Mrs. Gladys Stilwell, of Mansfield, and Mrs. Florence Smith, of Elmira, and several nephews and nieces. Funeral services were conducted Saturday at 1:390 p. m. at the Stilwell home and 2 p. m. at the Methodist Episcopal church by the Rev. Charles N. Ouderkirk.

 Burial was in Prospect Cemetery. The beautiful floral offerings attested to the esteem in which Miss Mudge was held. Pall bearers were Charles Jerald, Kenneth Merrick, Kermit Merrick, Charles Curtis, Ronald West, Seymour Shaw, Robert Owen, Melvin Brace, Richard Smith. Flower girls were Miss Charlotte Wade, Mrs. Theodore Besanceney, Misses Mary Neal, Beth Matthews, Peggy Cunningham, Virginia Fleming, Gwendolyn Hendricks and Janet West.
An October eve-glorious autumn,
Trees with leaves of red and gold aglow.
One could feel God’s presence in Mature
And His angels hovering low,
For they came for Lorena 0
As the stars shone above,
And took her in youthfulness,
From all those whom she loved.
For her, death held no terrors,
It was only crossing o’er
To the land of life and beauty,
There to dwell forevermore.
Perhaps the angels who the birthday of Christ proclaimed so long ago
Now came for the loving spirit of the one we all loved so,
God in His wisdom was in need of a flower so fair
To adorn His Eternal City, so he placed Lorena there;
And although our hearts are broken,
For we shall miss her presence dear,
We know that our loss and sorrow
Will only make heaven seem more near.

MUDGE, Nancy Berthena - (SRGP 00693)  MRS. FRANCIS KELLEY
 Nancy Berthener, beloved wife of Francis Kelley, passed to her heavenly reward Oct. 22, 1918, at the age of 82 years, one month and 26 days.  She was born at Cherryflats and had lived her entire life in this immediate neighborhood. Sixty years ago last April she was married to Francis Kelley, who, after these long years of companionship, is now left to walk the darkening path alone. Of this union came nine children, Merton F., who died in early childhood; Emmett M., of Penfield, NY; Clara Adela, who died in infancy; Oliver F., of Richmond; Clyde L. of Galeton; N. Roger, of Seneca Falls, NY; Mark, of Meadville, Pa.; Florence May (Mrs. Richard Jones), of Charleston, and Kent, of Covington township. Simple funeral services, attended only by the family and immediate friends, were conducted at the home Friday, Oct. 25, by Rev. Joseph VanKirk Wells, pastor of the Presbyterian church of Mansfield, of which church the deceased had been a member for nearly 45 years; interment in Prospect cemetery, Mansfield.  (The Agitator: Wellsboro, PA, Wednesday, October 30, 1918)

The funeral of Orris E. Mudge, who died at his home in Mansfield on Friday, December 30, 1927, after an illness of two weeks, was held from the Methodist Episcopal Church on Sunday at 2:00 p.m. Reverend H. G. Stearns, officiating. Interment was in Prospect Cemetery. Mr. Mudge was born at Sullivan, Pennsylvania, June 28, 1869, the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Mudge. Mr. Mudge has spent all of his life in and near Mansfield and has won a host of friends with his high Christian ideals and his friendly nature. He was a kind husband and loving father, always thinking of his family first. He was a faithful member of the Methodist Episcopal Church. He is survived by his widow; three daughters, Mrs. Stephen Smith, of Elmira; Mrs. Albert Stillwell, of Mansfield, and Miss Lorena Mudge, at home; and three sons, Earl, Cole and Eldridge, at home. He hat two other sons, Stephen and Howard, who died some years ago.

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!No No! Not dead, just laid away from sight,
To slumber undisturbed through one long night;
Instead of many brief ones, such as fall
In swift recurrence o’er us, one and all.
If thou are glad to lay thy weary head
Upon the pillow of thy nightly bed,
And lose thyself in slumber, wherefore weep
When loved ones rest in Nature’s dreamless sleep?
Since now we wake when night has diedIn the old likeness of the former day,
May we not hope to see them face to face
Who in the churchyard have their resting place?
Believe the Master; o’er and o’er He said—
--Not dead –not dead!"


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CLARK, MRS. SENA MUDGE (SRGP  (See Sena MUDGE photo above) 
 Mrs. Sena Mudge Clark, 406 West Third Street, died Monday afternoon, Mar. 8, 1937, after an extended illness.  She was a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church of Mainesburg, Pa.  Surviving are her husband, W. Frank Clark; a son, Louis H. Clark, both of Elmira; two sisters, Mrs. Harry Garrison and Mrs. Edith Borg; a brother, Frank Mudge, all of Mansfield; several nieces and nephews.  The body is at the Hagerman funeral home and will be removed late Tuesday evening to the home of the son, 404 ½ West Third Street, where a prayer service will be held Thursday at 1 p.m.  A service will be held in the Mansfield Methodist Episcopal Church Thursday at 3 p.m. with the Rev. Benjamin Row officiating.  Burial in Prospect Cemetery, Mansfield, Pa.

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 Stephen G. Mudge, a veteran of the Civil War, died at his home Tuesday evening at 10:20 following an illness of about three weeks.  Mr. Mudge was born in Sullivan June 20, 1844, the son of Cornish and Caroline Squires Mudge.  February 27, 1868, he was married to Miss Sophia Brewster of Sullivan.  Five children were born to them, Orris, Frank, Addie (Mrs. Harry Garrison), Edith (Mrs. E. A. Borg), Sena (Mrs. Frank Clark).  Mr. Mudge  enlisted in Company B, 101 Pennsylvania Volunteers in the spring of 1861, and was in the service four years.  He was with McClelland in the Army of the Potomac and was in Andersonville prison seven months, in the charleston prison one month, and in the Florece prison one month.  He was a member of the Mansfield Post G.A.R. until it disbanded a few years ago.  He was a member of the Methodist church and always took a great interest in its work.  Mr. Mudge has always made his home in sullivan and Mansfield and was one of Mansfield’s most respected citizens.  He has been very active until taken ill about three weeks ago.  He is survived by two sons, Orris of Mansfield; Frank, of Sullivan; three daughters, Mrs. Harry Garrison and Mrs. E. A. Borg, of Sullivan, and Mrs. Frank Clark, of Elmira.  Also fourteen grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.  Funeral services will be held from the home Saturday at 2 p.m., the Reverend Harold G. Stearns officiating.  Interment will be in Prospect cemetery.

 The double funeral of Mr. and Mrs. Stephen G. Mudge was held Tuesday afternoon at 2 o’clock at the Methodist church, the Reverend Harold G. Stearns officiating; interment in Prospect cemetery, austin-Cox Post, American Legion, conducted services at the grave.  Mr. Mudge diedTuesday January 4, and the funeral was to have been held Saturday afternoon but because of the serious illness of Mrs. Mudge, was postponed.  Mrs. Mudge diedSaturday at 2 p.m.   Eunice Sophia Mudge was born in Sullivan, September 11, 1845, the daughter of Orris and Betsey Brewster, February 22, 1868, she was united in marriage to Stephen G. Mudge of Sullivan.  To this union five children were born, Orris, Frank, Addie (Mrs. Harry Garrison), Edith, (Mrs. E. A. Borg), Sena (Mrs. Frank W. Clark).  The sympathy of the community goes out to the children who have lost both father and mother in such a short time

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MUDGE, Stephen Monro (SRGP  02572) Stephen Mudge, son of Mr. and Mrs. O. E. MUDGE of this place, was terribly injured Wednesday forenoon at a saw mill about four miles from Fall Brook and died at half past six o'clock at Blossburg. His funeral was held at one o'clock Saturday afternoon at the home of his parents and burial was made in Prospect Cemetery.
   Stephen was in his twenty-first year and was a prime favorite among his acquaintances. From the time of his injury until his death he was conscious and consoled his parents with comforting words. 
   He was a member of the Methodist church of Elk Run; he was a young man of clean habits and exemplary conduct and a large circle of friends are saddened at his sudden death. 
   Stephen was working with his father and some other men on a sawing job near Fall Brook. In some manner a wedge had worked out so that it projected and as Stephen was passing along the line shaft one of his trouser legs was caught by this wedge and in less time than it takes to tell he was carried part way around the shaft. His left arm was torn loose and right leg broken. Hardly a shred of clothing was left on him. 
   It was over a mile to the nearest telephone but as soon as possible Dr. Neal of Mansfield, accompanied by the young man's mother, responded and did what he could do to alleviate the young man's sufferings. Later her was removed to the State Hospital at Blossburg, arriving there about six o'clock that evening, and died at half past six. Examination disclosed that one of his lungs was punctured by a broken rib, which caused his death. 

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He is survived by his parents and three sisters and brothers: Mrs. Florence Smith, Elmira; Gladys, Earl, Cole, Eldridge and Lorena at home.
   Father, mother, cease your weeping
   For my spirit is at rest;
   I'm not dead but only sleeping,
   With my head on Jesus' breast.

   All my sorrows here are ended;
   Life with all its care is done,
   And by angel's hands attended,
   Jesus bids me welcome home. 

MUNN, Pearl  (SRGP 85996)- Mrs. Pearl White of Mansfield died Saturday, January 15, 1955, at her home. She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Julia Taratuski, Philadelphia, and Mrs. Inez White, Elmira, NY; nine grandchildren and six great grandchildren. Services were Tuesday at the funeral home, 18 North Main Street, with the Rev. Mr. Darrow, Millerton, officiating. Burial was in Prospect Cemetery. - Wellsboro Agitator, January 20, 1955

MURPHY, Frank MacKenzie [SRGP 83414] - Frank MacKenzie Murphy, formerly of Wellsboro, died in White Plains, NY on Oct. 21, 1981. He was 59. Mr. Murphy was the son of Victoria MacKenzie Murphy, formerly of Blossburg, and Thomas Fadden Murphy, attorney, formerly of Scranton. He was raised in Wellsboro. He left the University of Michigan in his sophomore year to enlist in the U.S. Marine Corps, serving as a fighter pilot in the South Pacific during World War II. In 1944 he married Bronwen Eileen Griffiths of Mansfield, daughter of the late Reverend David Griffiths and Alta Wheeler Griffiths. After his discharge from the service in 1946 he returned to the University of Michigan and was graduated in 1948 with a degree in chemical engineering. Mr. Murphy earned his law degree in 1953 from St. John's University Law School, which he attended at night while working as a chemical engineer. As a lawyer he specialized in patent law for the chemical industry, practicing in New York City until shortly before his death. He published and edited Patent Law Development, a professional publication of which he was the founder. Mr. Murphy lived with his family at 11 Windslow Road, White Plains, NY. He was active in several White Plains Boy Scout troops. In 1980 he ran the New York Marathon with a time of 4:16:27. He is survived by his wife, Bronwen Griffiths Murphy; his sister, Dorothy Jane Miller of San Francisco; and seven children: Bronwen Ann, Thomas Griffiths, Kathleen Lucinda, Gwyneth MacKenzie, Patricia Wheeler, Melissa Ann, and David Griffiths. - Wellsboro Gazette, October 28, 1981

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MYERS - Martha M. Myers, (SRGP 78813) 98, of Massena, NY, formerly of Mansfield, died Wednesday, Aug. 10, 1994, in Massena. Born July 27, 1896, in Benzinger, she was the daughter of John A. and Matilda C. Smith Myers. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church, Mansfield, since 1910, making her the member for the most number of years as well as the oldest living member. She had a teaching degree from Mansfield Normal School, now Mansfield University, and taught art in many area schools, retiring from East Smithfield High School in 1961. 

She was a member of the Retired Teachers Association and the Daughters of Civil War Veterans. Preceding her in death was her sister, Effie M. Myers, in 1967. There are no immediate survivors. Friends called at the Scureman Funeral Home, Mansfield, on Saturday, Aug. 13. Services were held there Saturday, Aug. 13, with the Rev. Dr. Alexander W. Hunter officiating. Burial was made at Prospect Cemetery, Mansfield. Memorial donations may be made to the Mansfield Free Public Library, 71 N. Main St., Mansfield, Pa. 16933 - Wellsboro Gazette, 17 August 1994

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