The History Center on Main Street

61 North Main Street, Mansfield, Pennsylvania 16933

Community Genealogy & History

Obituaries by Cemetery

Tri-Counties Genealogy & History  
State Road Cemetery, Sullivan Township, Tioga County PA
Obituaries Page Four of Six
Bradford County PA
Chemung County NY
Tioga County PA
 Sullivan Township Page
Obituaries of Burials at State Road
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.
Page  A C F I P S W

MICHAEL WILLIAM PACKARD passed away on Oct. 19, 2019. He was born on July 10, 1949 to Jane Jenkins Packard and Stanley Packard in Wellsboro. Michael grew up in Mansfield and graduated from Mansfield High School in 1967. He attended Mansfield State College for one semester before beginning work at Tri-County Rural Electric Cooperative. Michael was trained as a lineman by his father and his mentor, Robert Schwab. On Sept. 6, 1969, Michael married Paula Sue Rogers at the Muhlenberg College Chapel in Allentown. This September they celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a family gathering in Port Aransas. In June of 1975, Michael and his family moved to Colorado so Michael could work as a lineman for Intermountain Rural Electric Cooperative and attend college in the evenings. While in Colorado Michael completed an associate degree in mathematics at Arapahoe Community College. He attended the University of Colorado for one year and began his lifelong fascination with computers. After three years working at Finley Engineering in Lamar, MO, Michael returned to rural electric utilities at Dickens Electric Cooperative in Spur, TX as operations manager.  The Packard family moved to Victoria, TX in 1983 and Victoria Electric Cooperative where Michael stayed for 18 years. In 2000 Michael left VEC to become assistant manager at South Texas Electric Cooperative in Nursery, TX. In 2014 he retired after serving STEC as General Manager for 11 years. Michael's most treasured work memories were the 14 years he spent with the great STEC employees, including his son, John. Michael is survived by his wife, Paula, and two children, Amy Packard and her husband Chris Jowaisas and John Packard and his wife Amber Packard. Michael is also survived by five grandchildren: Henry, Catherine, and Elizabeth Jowaisas and Sophia and Hannah Packard. He is survived by a sister, Jeanette Nicolaisen and husband Ian of Madison, WI and a sister-in-law, Linda Buonagurio and husband Mike of Leander, TX. Michael was a great father to Amy and John. He played endless homemade games, helped with school projects, and made up silly jokes. Michael loved the visits every time Amy arrived from Seattle with her children and every time he saw John's children, so he could make the jokes and play the games all over again. Since retirement, Michael enjoyed growing flowers in his backyard, controlling every device in his home with computers, playing with his dogs Ike and Tanner, and hitting as many golf balls as possible. Paula was his golf partner as well as his life partner. There will be a private burial service for Michael at the Sullivan State Road Baptist Church Cemetery in Mainesburg. Memorial contributions may be made to the Victoria Ballet Theatre or Our Lady of Victory School. -Wellsboro Gazette 10/24/2019

PACKARD Stanley Age 87, of Victoria, formerly of Troy, PA, died, Monday, August 22, 2005. He was born January 21, 1918 in Troy to the late, Harry and Lucy Knapp Packard. He graduated from Troy High School in 1935 and had four years in high school band and orchestra. He was a former member of the Leon Evans Orchestra, Troy Fair Band, the Troy Band and a charter member of the Western Bradford County band. Mr. Packard was inducted into the Army Feb. 2, 1942. He played French horn in the Seventh Armored Division. He received the Good Conduct Medal, European Theater Medal with 4 major battle stars, the Verdum Medal, a certificate of Meritorious Service and was discharged from the service October 22, 1945. He was a member of Troy Post 49 of American Legion, former member of American Legion Drum and Bugle Corps, former member of VFW in Mansfield, former president of the Sylvania Borough Council, former member of the Sylvania Lions Club. Mr. Packard was a member of the Sylvania Presbyterian Church and was a thirty seven year employee of the Tri County Rural Electric Co-op retiring as Field Engineer, February 2, 1983. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Jane in 1963; second wife, Lois in 1982; and third wife, Rose in 1996. He is also preceded in death by his sisters, Lila Dunbar in 1994, Eleanor Gray in 1997 and Millicent Akins in 2004. He is survived by one son, Michael Packard of Victoria, TX; one step daughter, Janette Nicholaisen of Reedsburg, Wisconsin; one grandson, one granddaughter, and two great-grandchildren. Graveside services with Military Honors will be held on Friday, August 26, 2005, at 9:00 a.m. at the State Road Cemetery in Mainesburg, PA. (NOT in Mainesburg - It is in Sullivan Township)

PALMER, Cecil (SRGP 23590)
 Age 92 of 31 Cole St., Mansfield, Saturday, December 12, 1981 at his home. Born November 17, 1889 in Roaring Branch, PA. He was the son of James and Emma Reynolds Palmer. Survived by two sons, Larue at home, Claude of 7th St., Mansfield, one daughter, Mrs. Jack (Virginia) Baggelaar of Richmond Hill, NY; four grandchildren; five great-grandchildren. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Covington. Formerly employed at the T. W. Judge Co., in Mansfield for many years. Friends re invited to call at the Kuhl Funeral Home in Mansfield. Monday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral will be Tuesday at 9:30 a.m. at the Covington First Baptist Church Re. John R. Truax officiating. Burial in State Road Cemetery, Mainesburg, PA. [Note from JMT - Mother was Emma Newell, grandmoeht was Abigail Reynolds]

 Age 80, Mainesburg, PA, Friday, December 5, 1980 at the Towanda Memorial Hospital.  Friends are invited to call at the Kuhl Funeral Home, Mansfield Saturday 7 to 9 pm and Sunday 1 until time of the service at 3 pm.  The Rev. Philip Sheer officiating.  Burial in the State Road Cemetery, Mainesburg.  Survived by wife, Gladys Spaulding Palmer, Mainesburg; 5 daughters, Mrs. Carl (Elizabeth) Spencer, Canton, PA, Mrs. Lawrence (Katherine) Meisel, Horseheads, Mrs. Mildred Shelman, Athens, Mrs. Dean (Audrey) Clark, Owego, NY, Mrs. LeRoy (Claudia) Johnson, Horseheads; and daughters-in-law sons Claude N. and Mary Lou Palmer of Waverly, NY and Carl and Sharon Palmer of Pine City, NY; one brother, Lewis Palmer, New Albany, PA; one sister, Mrs. Samuel (Vera) Garthwaite, Elmira; 33 grandchildren; 31 great grandchildren.  He was a member of the State Road Baptist Church.  He was a retired farmer of the Mainesburg area and a former employee of Westinghouse in Horseheads.  Born June 22, 1900 in Sylvania, PA, son of Charles and Mary Slingerland Palmer.

Claude J. Palmer, 77, of Cole Street, Mansfield, died Thursday, Oct. 13, 1994, at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro. Born Feb. 18, 1917, in Sylvania, he was the son of Cecil C. and Esther A. Cleveland Palmer. He was a retired employee of Mansfield University. He was a member of Covington Baptist Church and the V.F.W. in Mansfield. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. Preceding him in death was his wife, Mary C. Bower Palmer; his parents; and one brother, Clifford Palmer. Surviving are one brother, Larue Palmer of Mansfield; one sister, Virginia Baggelaar of Mansfield; three nephews, William Baggelaar of Westchester, Calif., Jack Baggelaar of Winter Springs, Fla., and Clifford Palmer of Chantilly, Va.; one niece, Patricia McIntosh of Blossburg; several great-nieces, nephews and cousins. Friends called at the Scureman’s Funeral Home, Mansfield, on Sun-day, Oct. 16. Services were held there Mon-day. Oct. 17, with the Rev. Ted Rood officiating. Burial was made at State Road Cemetery, Mainesburg. Memorial donations may be made to the Covington Baptist Church, Route 15, Covington, Pa. 16917 or to the American Heart Association, 228 S. Russell Ave., Williamsport, Pa 17701

PALMER, Gertrude - MRS. FRED WELCH (SRGP 03569)
 Mrs. Gertrude Palmer Welch, 69, of Mainesburg, died Thursday, December 2, 1954, following an extended illness. She was a member of the State Road Baptist Church. She is survived by her husband, Fred M. Welch, a son, Darwin, and two daughters, Mrs. Stanley Seymour and Mrs. Donald Bentley, all of Mainesburg; a sister, Mrs. George Rietmann, , of Elmira, NY; two brothers, Lewis Palmer, of New Albany and Claude Palmer, Mainesburg; nine grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Prayer services were held Sunday at the family home following.
PALMER - Larue S. Palmer, 92, formerly of Mansfield, diedThursday, June 7, 2007 at the Green Home, Wellsboro. Larue was born Feb. 13, 1915 in Troy, the son of Cecil and Esther Cleveland Palmer. He was the retired caretaker of Prospect Cemetery, Mansfield. Larue is survived by a sister, Virginia Baggelaar of Mansfield; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by two brothers, Clifford and Claude Palmer. Graveside services were held at State Road Cemetery, Mainesburg with Rev. Johnny Pereira officiating. A service of Gary W. Wilston Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Mansfield.  Mansfield Gazette, 20 June 2007

PALMER, Lucy Ann (SRGP 04932) Announcment is made of the death of Mrs. Jefferson Welch, aged 77, at the home of her daughter in Bradford County. she was a long time resident of Richmond township and was buried in the State Road Cemetery. Wellsboro Agitator 02 MAY 1900

PALMER - THORNTON LEWIS, (SRGP 31221)  three-year-old son of Mr. & Mrs. Claude Palmer, of Mainesburg, died Wednesday. Besides his parents, he is survived by four sisters: Elizabeth, Kathryn, Mildred and Audrie. The funeral was held Sunday. Rev. D. J. Griffin, of Mansfield, officiating; burial in the State Road cemetery.

 Helen R. Makley, 69, of Blossburg RR 1 died Monday, June 6, 1994, at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro. Born March 31, 1925, in Morris, she was the daughter of John W. and Kathryn H. Lisowski Patt. Surviving besides her mother are her husband of 22 years, Grant Makley; two sons and daughter-in-law, Robert Padleski of Las Vegas, Nev, and Ronnie and Diane Padleski of Arnot; three daughters and sons-in-law, Rose and Mike Mitchell of Elmira, NY, Kay and Bill Myers of Burnsville, Minn., and Debbie and Danny Lamonski of Covington; two stepsons, Roger and David Makley of Covington; one brother, John Patt of Blossburg; three sister, Lucille Pequignot and Shirley Wells, both of Blossburg, and Connie Black of Liberty; nine grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. Friends may call at the Drinkwine Funeral Home, Blossburg, on Thursday, June 9, from 7 pm to 9 pm. Services will be held there Friday, June 10, at 2 pm with the Rev. Carl E. Hill officiating. Burial will be made at State Road Cemetery, Sullivan Township. Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, Tioga County chapter.

William A. Payne, 79, of Covington RR 1 died Wednesday, March 30, 1994 at the Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro. Born July 4, 1914, in Morris Run, he was the son of William and Celia Johnson Payne. He retired from the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation in 1979. Surviving are his wife, Ina A. Harvey Payne; four stepsons, Lee D. Makley and Elwin C. Makley, both of Covington, Grant C. Makley of Blossburg and Olin A. Makley of Beaver; one sister, Mildred Wyant of Johnson City, N.Y.; nine grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; one niece. Friends called at the Drinkwine Funeral Home, Blossburg, on Friday, April 1. Services were held there Saturday, April 2, with the Rev. Eugene Charsky officiating. Burial was made at State Road Cemetery, Sullivan Township.

PEFFER, Gerald Ray(SRGP 78893) Gerald Ray Peffer, age 37, Mansfield, RD 3, died Saturday, June 24, 1972. Funeral service was held at the Shaw and Robena Funeral Home Tuesday at 1:00 p.m. The Rev. Lee Damon officiated. Burial was in the State Road Cemetery.Surviving are his wife Donna C. Peffer and daughter Penny and sons Gerald Ray, Jr. and Lloyd E. all at home; mother Mrs. Dolly Peffer, San Diego, California; sisters, Mrs. Julia Cole of California, Mrs. Alice Guam of Indiana, Mrs. Esther Minium of Lewistown, Pa., Mrs. Elizabeth Myers and Mrs. Myrtle Adams both of New Jersey and Mrs. Maxine Wilcox of Covington; 3 brothers, Jay of Mansfield, George of Harrison Valley, and Eugene of Old Hickory, Tennessee.

                Donna M. Christman, 66, of Mainesburg died Tuesday, July 17, 2001, at the CARE Home, Mainesburg.   Born Dec. 5, 1934, in Roseville, she was the daughter of William and Katheren Ripley Phillips.  She was employed at Paper Magic, Troy.  Preceding her in death was her husband, Quillmer, in 1990.  Surviving are two daughters, Katheren Williams of Hollywood, Md., and Mary Mollenkopf of South Williamsport; three sons, Duane of Mainesburg, Ronald of Wellsboro and James of Mansfield; one sister, Velma Traxler of BelAire, Md.; one brother, Richard Phillips of Laurel, Md.; nine grandchildren and one  great-grandchild.  Friends may call at the Wilston Funeral Home, 18 North Main Street, Mansfield, on Thursday, July 19, from noon to 1 p.m.   Funeral services will be held there Thursday, July 19, at 1 p.m. with the Rev.  Howard Woodruff officiating.    Burial will be made at State Road Cemetery, Mainesburg. {Note from Joyce: My SRGP records indicate that her parents were William Phillips and Catherine Louse Ripley. Her maternal grandmother was Lenora Furman. I believe there is an error in the obituary. If anyone can clear this up for me, please let me know. Response:  Joyce,  Catherine Louise Ripley daughter of Jesse & Lenora Furman Ripley.  ]

PURVIS - Claude M. Purvis, (SRGP 19030)  age 78 of Mainesburg, Pa., Saturday December 29, 1973 at the Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital in Wellsboro, Pa. Friends are invited to call at the Kuhl Funeral Home in Mansfield Tuesday 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. The Rev. Glenn Dewey officiating. Burial in State Road Cemetery in Mainesburg, Pa.

 Claude M. Purvis, age 78 of Mainesburg, Pa. died Saturday, December 29, 1973 at the Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital in Wellsboro. Funeral services were held at the Kuhl Funeral Home in Mansfield Tuesday 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 pm. Funeral there Wednesday at 1 pm.  The Rev. Glenn Dewey officiated.  Burial in State Road Cemetery in Mainesburg, Pa. The Rev. Glenn Dewey officiating.  Burial in State Road Cemetery in Mainesburg.  He is survived by stepson, Kenneth Tarbox, Pinellas Park, Fla; three sisters, Mrs. Angie Marmor, Mainesburg; Mrs. Flossie Seely, Millerton; Mrs. Edrie Abernathy, Crooked Creek; three brothers, Wilmot, Mainesburg, Herman of Breesport, NY, Robert of Wellsburg, NY; four grandchildren. He was a retired employe of the Texaco Gas Station in Mainesburg.  He was born September 11, 1895 in Mainesburg, the son of Samuel and Ettie Johnson Purvis.

 Rex Purvis, age 56, of Blossburg, Pa., died Sunday, Dec. 11, 1966.  Funeral was at Shaw and Robena Funeral Home, Mansfield, Wednesday at 1:30 pm.  Burial was in State Road Cemetery. Survived by sisters, Mrs. T.W. Seely of Millerton, Pa., Mrs. James Abernathy of Crooked Creek, Pa. and Mrs. Clarence Marmar of Elmira, NY; brothers, Claude and Wilmot, both of Mainesburg, Pa., Fay of Savona, NY, Herman of Breesport, NY and Robert of Elmira, NY.

 Samuel J. Purvis, 90, of Mainesburg, Pa, died Thursday, August 13, 1959.  He was a member of the Mainesburg Methodist Church. Survived by daughters, Mrs. Angie Bowman of Elmira, NY, Mrs. James Abernathy of Crooked Creek, Mrs. Tyle Seely of Millerton; sons, Claude and Wilmont Purvis of Mainesburg, Raymond Purvis of Williamsport, Fay Purvis of Savona, NY, Rex Purvis of Blossburg, Herman Purvis of Breesport, NY, Robert Purvis of Wellsburg, NY; sister, Mrs. Myrtie Singer of Buffalo, NY; 31 grandchildren; 46 great grandchildren and 1 great great grandchild.  Funeral service was held Sunday at 2:30 pm at the Shaw & Robena Funeral Home, the Rev. David J. Griffiths officiated.  Burial was in the State Road Cemetery, Mainesburg.
 W. Wilmot Purvis, 76, of Mainesburg, stepfather of Mrs. Patricia Ingram, of Montgomery, died Wednesday, Jan. 4, 1978, in the Green Home, Wellsboro.  Mr. Purvis was a retired farmer and a former representative of Young's Insurance, Roaring Springs.  He was a retired director of Farmer's Grange Insurance Co. and a retired member of the Coudersport Production Credit Assn.  He was a 59-year member of Sullivan Grange 84. Mr. Purvis was of State Road Baptist Church.  Born March 29, 1901, in Ward Twp., Tioga County, he was a son of Samuel and Ettie Johnson Purvis. Surviving, besides his stepdaughter, are his wife, the former Amy James; two daughters, Mrs. Olin Chamberlain, of Covington RD 1, and Mrs. Richard Cook, of Pine City, NY; a stepson, James R. James, of Altoona; two brothers, Herman, of Breesport, NY, and Robert, of Wellsburg, NY; a sister, Mrs. Edrie Abernathy, of Mansfield; seven grandchildren; six stepgrandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and five step-great-grandchildren. The funeral will be at 1 pm Saturday at Kuhl's, 18 North Main Street, Mansfield, with the Rev. Allen Shumway, his pastor, officiating.  Burial will be in the church cemetery.  Friends may call at the funeral home from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 pm Friday. {Error - The State Road Cemetery is not in any way associated with the State Road Baptist Church across the road. It is therefor NOT the church cemetery as described here.][Note from Joyce - First wife was Diantha WEBSTER, not mentioned in obit.]
RAPLEE - WALTER E. RAPLEE SR. - (SRGP 08402) Age 85 of 1929 Ray Roberts Road, Watkins Glen, NY, died April 11, 1996 at the Schuyler Skilled Nursing Facility. Friends may call at the Haughey-Wood Funeral Home, 119- 5th St., Watkins Glen, NY on Sunday from 7-9 pm. Funeral services will be held at the funeral home Monday at 11 am, Lloyd E. Emerson, Lay Pastor of the Altay Baptist Church, officiating. Burial will be at 2 pm at Sullivan State Road Cemetery, Sullivan Township, Tioga County PA. Mr. Raplee was born in Mansfield, PA on June 29, 1910 and was the son of Roy & Leona Fields Raplee. He was employed with various townships including the Town of Orange, the Town of Dix and retired from the Town of Reading. He was well known in Schuyler Co. for his logging business. He is survived by his wife, Roma; children, Faith Clark of Watkins Glen, Joseph (Nancy) Blake of Beaver Dams, Richard G. Raplee of Watkins Glen, Leland J. (Nancy) Blake of Watkins Glen, Joyce (Norman) Knight of Watkins Glen, Marjorie Raplee of Kannapolis, NC; step-children, Arthur Radke, Becky Dean, Catherine Smith; brothers, Clifford Raplee of Gillett, PA, Robert Raplee of Sodus Pt., NY; sister, Faye Dean of Canton, PA; many grandchildren, great-grandchildren. Predeceased by sons, Walter Raplee, Jr. and James Blake; brothers, Roy, Floyd, Charles and Clyde.

REED, Paul Andrew  July 10, 1934 – September 20, 2019 

Paul Andrew Reed (85) passed away peacefully in his sleep at home on September 20, 2019.   Paul was born on July 10, 1934 in Lewistown, Pennsylvania to Charles Andrew Reed and Helen Pauline Stoner Reed.   On June 16, 1956 in Mansfield, Pennsylvania, he married Eleanor Ruth Miller who predeceased him on September 7, 1993. 

Paul and Eleanor moved to Caroga Lake, New York from Pennsylvania in August, 1958 in order for him to begin his teaching career at the Wheelerville Union Free School District.    He also taught in the Oppenheim-Ephratah Central School District and the Greater Johnstown School District before beginning his 30-year service with the Gloversville Enlarged School District.   On Paul’s behalf, the family would like to extend our deepest appreciation to these communities for the privilege he had in serving them.

Paul is survived by his five children: Junietta Baker “June” McCall (John C Pearson) of Concord, New Hampshire, Charles Warren “Ren” Reed of Gloversville, New York, Kelynne Elizabeth “Kelly” Reed of Sherman, Texas, Mary Paullin “Polly” Limbach (Keith Limbach) of Gaithersburg, Maryland, and Helen Joanne “Jody” Curtin (James Curtin) of Palm Bay, Florida.   He is survived by four grandsons: Jonathan Seth McCall (Sheri Zacher McCall) of Barrington, New Hampshire, Jeremiah Brierly McCall (Olivia Westcott) of Cincinnati, Ohio, Daniel Warren Clark (Carrie Freeman Clark) of Mebane, North Carolina, and Matthew Graham Limbach of Gaithersburg, Maryland.   He is survived by six great grandsons.   Paul is also survived by one brother, Keith Eugene Reed and his wife Dorothy Lou Shisler “Dottie” Reed both of Souderton, Pennsylvania and his sister-in-law Mary Alice Prentice Reed of Albuquerque, New Mexico.   Besides his wife and parents, he was also predeceased by one brother, Ronald Lewis Reed.

Paul’s family would like to thank his home health care aides, Tanya, Tabitha, and Lillian as well as Mountain Valley Hospice of Gloversville.   In lieu of flowers, the family requests that any donations be made to the Gloversville Public Library or the First Congregational United Church of Christ Food Pantry (Gloversville).

The family will hold calling hours at the First Congregational United Church of Christ on Friday October 11th from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm with a memorial service to follow.   Burial will occur in July 2020 in the State Road Cemetery, Mainesburg, Pennsylvania. 


REESE - JOHN M. REESE, 78, (SRGP 04380) died Saturday (Apr. 3, 1943) at the Florence Doud Home for the Aged in Mansfield. He is survived by several children. the funeral was held Monday at the State Road Baptist church; burial in State Road cemetery. - Wellsboro Gazette, 8 Apr. 1943, p.3

     Of 110 Oakdale Drive, Elmira, NY, Monday, May 2, 1988 at the Arnot Ogden Hospital.  Funeral Services will be held at the Scureman Funeral Home, 130 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA on Thursday at 2pm.  There will be no prior calling hours.  Rev. Mark Dailey, Pastor of the Church Of Christ, Horseheads, NY officiating.  Burial, State Road Cemetery, Mainesburg, PA.  The family will provide flowers, donations may be made to the State Road Baptist Church, Mainesburg, PA; Survived by her husband, George V. Clarendon of Orlando, FL; son and daughter-in-law, Thomas G. and Louise Butcher of Norwich, NY; grandson, Thomas J. Mallory; sister and brother-in-law, Dorothy and Harry Sekella of Elmira; brothers and sister-in-law, Kenneth and Belle Reese of Millerton, PA, Grant and Joyce Reese of Norwich, NY.  She attended the Epworth United Methodist Church, Elmira, NY.  Member of the Arnot Ogden Alumni Association.  She had been employed by the American Bridge Division of the U.S. Steel Corp. for 10 years and Westinghouse Electric Corp. of Elmira, NY for 10 years as a registered nurse.  She was born in Sullivan Township, Tioga County, PA to John M. and Bertha Welch Reese.
Of note from Burial Permit, age 74. Died of Carcinoma of the Ovary at Arnot Ogden Hosp., Elmira, NY.

REESER ,Donna Kay - Mrs. James Boyden (SRGP 54448)
Mrs. James Boyden, age 18, of Englewood, California, died May 27, 1970 in a California hospital after an extended illness.  She is survived by her husband, James Boyden, formerly of Mainesburg and her parents.  Graveside services were held Friday, May 29, at the State Road Cemetery.

REESER John H. (SRGP 77897)
Age 96, formerly of Gillett, PA diedFriday, January 23, 2009, at the Bradford County Manor, West Burlington, PA. Family and friends are invited to call from 2 to 3 p.m. Sunday, January 25, 2009, at the Gerald W. Vickery, Jr. Funeral Home, Inc., 110 West Main Street, Troy, PA. Interment will be held when weather permits in State Road Cemetery, Sullivan Township, PA. The family will provide their own flowers. John was born on August 7, 1912 in Berrytown, PA, son of the late Ernest and Mattie (Harkness) Reeser. He married the former Hilda Grace who survives. John retired in 1977 from Kennedy Valve in Elmira, NY where he was employed as a machinist. He enjoyed retirement and spent his time fishing, hunting and working in his garden. Survivors include his loving wife, Hilda Reeser of West Burlington, PA; a daughter and son-in-law, Donna and James Boyden of Mainsburg, PA; son and daughter-in-law, Roger and Madge Reeser of New Market, NH; seven grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and friends. John was predeceased by a brother, Carl Reeser; sisters, Gladious Reeser, Louise Reeser, Genevieve Young, and Martha Durham.  Published in the Star-Gazette on 1/24/2009

REW - d. Benjamin I. Rew, Mainsburg, age 60. Born on same farm; brother Justus Rew. Liver Ailment (SRGP 9979) Mansfield Advertiser 08 JUN 1881

REW, Henry  (SRGP 9977) Tioga County Agitator - Jul 7th 1869 issue: Mainesburg News. Another of the pioneers of Sullivan has died. Henry Rew, aged 88 years, was buried Thursday, July 1st.

REW, Rachel - (SRGP 09981) Where Buried? Rachel, wife of Mr. John Phillips, died at her home on the State Road, southeast of this boro yesterday afternoon. She had been ill about six weeks and the immediate cause of her death was rheumatism of the heart. She leaves a kind and loving husband and four young children. Her mother and two sisters, Miss Eleanor Rew and Mrs. Adelbert Doud reside in Sullivan township.

REYNOLDS, Jennie - (SRGP 03193) MRS. WILLIAM SQUIRES, aged 62 years, died Wednesday at the family home at Sullivan Township, near Mainesburg. She is survived by her husband; one daughter, Mrs. Nellie Williams, of Troy, PA; two grandchildren. The funeral was held Saturday, Rev. Mrs. Snyder, of Mainesburg, officiating; burial in the State Road Cemetery.

REYNOLDS - LYMAN J. REYNOLDS (SRGP 04433) who recently died in Sullivan township at the age of 44 years, was in fact a victim of the slaveholders Rebellion. At the breaking out of the war he was one of the first men in Sullivan township to respond to the call for volunteers, and his record while in the army showed him to be a brave, true and self sacrificing soldier. He returned home with a shattered constitutions, the result of hardships bravely an uncomplainingly borne during his years of service, and his fatal sickness resulted from seeds planted by the exposures of the war. Mr. Reynolds joined the Baptist Church of Sullivan after his return from the war, and he lived and died a sincere Christian. ---- Wellsboro Agitator, 22 May 1883, p.3

REYNOLDS - The passing of VanBuren B. Reynolds, (SRGP 04431) on July 14, has removed from Sullivan one of its staunchest and best citizens - a man of strict integrity and noble principle, faithful in all walks of life. His executive ability was frequently availed of by the community by his appointment as executor of estates and as guardian of minors. He was a kind and affectionate husband and father, and his affable natu re secured for him a host of friends. His memory will ever remain precious. He was in his 80th year , and had resided on the farm where he died fifty-five years. He was a devoted member of State Road Baptist church forty-four years. He is survived by his widow, three children, F. T. Reynolds, Mrs N.L. Spaulding, and Mrs Amelia Bastian, all of Sullivan; two brothers Cyrus of Linden, Ill., and Nelson of Sullivan, and a sister Mrs E. J. Rumsey of Sullivan. The funeral was held from the State Road Baptist church, and was largely attended. The Rev. C. D. Smith of Mainesburg: the Rev. J. A. James of Sullivan and the Rev. N. Johnstone of Covington officiated.

 Age 80 of Mainesburg, Pa., Tuesday, July 3, 1979 at her home.  She was the widow of Marcus J. Strange.  She was a member of the State Road Baptist Church and the Mansfield 55 Plus Club.  Friends are invited to call at the Kuhl Funeral Home, C. Brainard Kuhl, in Mansfield Friday, July 6, 1979, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 pm.  Funeral Saturday, July  7, at 11 am at the State Road Baptist Church.  Rev. Douglas S. Campbell officiating.  Burial State Road Cemetery, Mainesburg, Pa.  She is survived by two sons, Arthur of Mansfield RD3, Wayne of Mainesburg, two step-sons, Russell of Mansfield and Robert of Mansfield RD1; two step-daughters, Mrs. Vivian Andrews of St. Petersburg, Fla., Mrs. Forrest (Barbara) Baker of Wellsburg, NY; one brother, Cleon Rice of Manchester Center, Vt.; 26 grandchildren; 34 great-grandchildren.  She was a member of the State Road Baptist Church and the widow of Marcus L. Strange.  She was a member of the Mansfield Club.  She was born in July 14, 1898 in Springfield, Vt. daughter of Fred and Emma Putnam Rice.

 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]

ROBERT, Edward (SRGP 80536)
 Edwan B. Robert, aged 66 years, died Sunday afternoon at the family home in Mainesburg, PA. He is survived by his widow; two daughters, Mrs. Walter Updike of Friendship; and Mrs. Herman Sweeney of Mainesburg; a son, Lynn of Friendship; a brother, Jesse of Williamstown, NY; and two sisters, Mrs. S.O. Barden of Mansfield and Mrs. Ellen Maxwell of Gaines, PA. The funeral was held yesterday afternoon at the Mainesburg Methodist church. Rev. Ora Crippen and Rev. Glenn Bly officiating. - Wellsboro Agitator, October 13, 1926

ROBLYER - (SRGP 2025) Mrs. Minnie Makley, 58, of Mainesburg, Pa., died Monday, Sept. 27, 1937, at 7 a.m. She leaves her husband, Frank Makley; three children, Mrs. Rose Case, Harry Makley and Frank Makley Jr., all of Mainesburg; a brother, Grand Robyler, Gillett. Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. in the State Road Church Mainesburg.  The Rev. D. J. Griffith will officiate. Burial will be in the State Road Cemetery.

ROSE - Miss Edna Rose, [SRGP 06841] Mansfield , died Dec. 10, 1958. She was a lifelong resident of Mansfield and a member of the Mansfield Baptist Church. She was born in Sullivan Township, the daughter of Morgan E. and Nellie Miller Rose. She was a former member of the DAR and the Mansfield Literary Club. She was a charter member of the Friendship Class of the Baptist Church. Surviving are two nephews, Warren Miller of Mansfield and Paul Miller of Kane. The body is at the Shaw & Robena Funeral Home where friends may call Thursday evening 7 to 9 and Friday afternoon and evening 2 to 4 and 7 to 9. Funeral services will be held in the Funeral Home Saturday at 2:00 p.m. with the Rev. David J. Griffiths officiating. Burial will be in the State Road Cemetery. - Mansfield Advertiser, Dec. 1958

ROSE - ELLIOTT S. ROSE (SRGP 6173) In the death between 2 and 3 o’clock last Friday morning of Elliott S. Rose, Tioga County lost one of its oldest and most respected citizens. Born in the then wilderness of Sullivan Township, June 20, 1817, he was a native of the community which for so many years had been his home. Though always a farmer, he dealt largely for many years in live stock and in grain. So successful was he in these ventures that he rose by degrees from poverty to the possession of a goodly competency. In his youth Mr. Rose spent one summer in Massachusetts, going and coming most of the way on foot. Returning he applied the proceeds of his labor toward reducing the encumbrance on the broad acres which with various additions now constitute the Rose homestead. Though bodily infirmity had increased with his advancing years it was not until a few months ago that the rapid decline began which ended in his demise on the fifty-eighth anniversary of his marriage with Laura A. Morgan, who survives him with three son and one daughter, Anna, Mrs. William Gray, of Sullivan; W. P. rose of Roaring Branch, Morgan E. of the boro and Warren P. of Sullivan. He was a charter member of the State Road Baptist Church from which his funeral was largely attended at 2 o’clock on Sunday, the Rev. J. A. James officiating. The bearers were Nelson and Van Buren Reynolds, Lyman Smith, A. M. Andrews, N. L. Spalding and D. S. Dewey. The burial was in the cemetery adjoining the church. Of a family of seven all of whom were alive seven years ago, Mr. Bunnell B. Rose is now The only survivor.

ELLIOTT S. ROSE (SRGP 07469) ][ Should be Elliott B. Rose]
 Elliott S. Rose, 61, of Wellsboro RD 5, Wednesday, Feb. 13, 1963. He was the owner of Rose Insurance Agency, Wellsboro; a member of the Fort Lauderdale Methodist Church, Fla. Survived by mother, Mrs. Harriett Brainard Rose; sister, Miss Gladys Rose both of Wellsboro. Body at Kuhl Funeral Home, Wellsboro. Calling hours: Friday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 pm. Funeral there Saturday at 11 am, the Rev. Harrison De Walt. State Road Cemetery, Mainesburg.

Elmer N. ROSE (SRGP 06832) of Wellsboro. Body is at the White Funeral home, Galeton and Friday evening will be removed to family home at Wellsboro. Funeral Sunday, 2 P.m. at the State Road Baptist Church. State Rd. Cemetery.

ROSE - ELMER NATHAN ROSE, 63,  (SRGP 06832) died suddenly last Wednesday (Nov. 20, 1946) at a Bradford hospital following an operation. He had been a patient in the hospital for three weeks and was convalescing satisfactorily when he was stricken. He was born in Mainesburg on July 10, 1883, the son of William Pembooke and Harriet Palmer Rose. He was a member of the State Road Baptist Church; the Rotary Club at Galeton; the Loyal Order of Moose; the Northern Tier Beagle Club and the Brookland Club. He had been engaged in the insurance business for many years, coming to Wellsboro about 10 years ago and establishing an office on Pearl Street. He was associated with his son Lawrence, in the insurance business in Bradford and in Galeton, where they maintained offices. Mr. Rose was twice married. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Mildred Rose, of Wellsboro; and three children by his first marriage, Elliott, of Wellsboro; Lawrence, of Bradford and Miss Gladys Rose, of Washingtonville, NY. Funeral services were held last Sunday at the State Road Baptist Church. Rev. David J. Griffith, of Mansfield officiating. Burial in State Road Cemetery. - Wellsboro Gazette, 28 Nov. 1946, p.10

On Monday evening the barn of Enos ROSE  (SRGP 06828) with all this season’s hay, was burned. Mr. Rose was very badly burned. His recovery is considered doubtful. The horses, wagons, and everything had been gotten out. Mr. Rose went in after some chickens and was overcome by smoke and heat. He would have been burned to death but for Mr. Tom Landon, who went in and carried him out. Drs. Maine and Harkness  were both in attendance at his bedside through the night. (obituary in Sullivan Scrapbook - Died in barn fire)

ROSE, Enos (SRGP 06828) - On Monday evening of last week, the barn of Enos Rose, Sullivan Twp., was struck by lightning and burned with all this season's hay. In attempting to rescue some chickens Mr. Rose was overcome by the flames and smoke and would have perished in the barn but for Mr. Tom Landon, at the risk of his life went in and carried him out, being badly burned while doing so. Drs. Maine and Harkness were called and were at the bedside of Mr. Rose during the night trying to alleviate his sufferings. He lingered until 6 o'clock Tuesday night when death came to his relief. Mr. Rose was about 66 years old, a member of the State Road Baptist church and enjoyed a full measure of popular esteem. He is survived by his wife, one son and three daughters - Daniel E. and Miss Mattie, at home, Mrs. Jos. N. Strange, Mainesburg, and Mrs. O.A. Webster, of Sullivan. The funeral was held at the house Thursday, Rev. J.A. James officiating, and was one of the largest ever held in that section. The floral offerings were very profuse and rare, noticeable among them being a sheaf of wheat, sickle and bouquet offered by Mrs. N. Packard, and a wreath of sweet peas, Miss Edith Rose, and many others. Out of a family of seven, five brothers and two sisters, five have gone to their reward within a little over two years, there being only Russell B. and Elliott S. living. - On top of clipping in print - Friday, August 7, 1896

ROSE - GEORGE ROSE,(SRGP 07155)  aged 35, died July 14th (1899) at his home near Mainesburg, after a year of ill health. He was a son of Russell B. Rose. He is survived by his wife and two children. - Wellsboro Agitator, 26 July 1899, p.5

 Miss Gladys E. Rose, 69, of Wellsboro RD 5, died Tuesday, August 19, 1975, in the Williamsport Hospital, where she had been admitted August 1st. She was born in Mainesburg on June 17, 1906, a daughter of Elmer and Harriette Brainard Rose. She was a member of the Stony Fork United Methodist Church. Miss Rose also was a member of the Stony Fork Rebekah Lodge and the Stony Fork Grange. There are no immediate survivors. The funeral was held Friday at the Spink Funeral Home, Wellsboro. Burial was in State Road Cemetery, Mainesburg. The Rev. John J. Dromazos, pastor of the Whitneyville Larger Parish, officiated.

ROSE, James Madison [SRGP 06824] - Mr. Madison Rose died last Thursday evening at his late residence and was buried Sunday afternoon at the State Road cemetery. The funeral service was held at the Baptist church, conducted by the pastor, J.A. James, assisted by Rev. Chas. DeWoody. Mr. Rose was a man of exemplary demeanor; judicial, without severity; modest, without meekness; genial, without levity; generous, without ostentation; honorable, without pride; decided in his convictions, without being dogmatic. The large circle of his friends proves that he was a man. The universal respect and high honor with which he was held by his friends proves that he was a good man. His acquaintances was friendship; his presence a comfort; his word a council; his advices were golden fruit of matured experience. He died bestowing a patriarchal blessing upon his family and friends. "God bless my children; God bless by friends." were his dying words. Peace to his dust, comfort to you that mourn his loss. - Gray-Strange Scrapbook, written on obit - died Dec. 28, 1893

ROSE, Laura Ann – (SRGP 07157) MRS. ANNA R. GRAY:  Mrs. Anna R. Gray, 97, formerly of Mainesburg, died Wednesday, May 19, 1954, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Allen B. Rockwell, at Hershey, Pa. She was the widow or Wilton D. Gray. She was a member of the State Road Baptist Church. Survived by daughter, Mrs. Allen B. Rockwell, 5 grandchildren, and 10 great-grandchildren. The body is at the Shaw and Robena Funeral Home, where friends may call after Thursday, and where the funeral will be held Saturday at 2:00 p.m., the Rev. D. J. Griffiths officiating. Burial will be in State Road Cemetery.

 Lawrence Rose, 46, died February 23, 1951, at his home in Bradford. A son of Elmer M. and Harriet Brainerd Rose, was born in Sullivan Township and spent his boyhood there. He was a graduate of Mansfield Senior High School. In May 1935, he married Miss Mary Marquis who survives him. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge of Bradford. Besides his wife he is survived by his mother, Mrs. Harriet Rose of Washingtonville, NY; brother, Elliott Rose of Wellsboro; and a sister Miss Gladys Rose, of Washingtonville. Funeral services were held Monday at the State Road Baptist Church, the Rev. Paul Fattaruso officiating. Burial was in the State Road Cemetery.

ROSE - MISS MARTHA ROSE, (SRGP 09973) 73, died suddenly at her home here on Saturday (Nov. 11, 1939). Funeral services were held Tuesday at the Baptist church with the Rev. D. J. Griffiths officiating and burial in the Sullivan State Road Cemetery. Born in Sullivan Township, the daughter of Enos and Emeline Baity Rose. Miss Rose received a nurse’s training at the Kane Hospital and was a private nurse for many years. She was a member of the Baptist church, Friendship Class and the Women’s Missionary Society. Surviving are a sister, Mrs. Joseph Strange of Sullivan Township and several nephews and nieces. - Wellsboro Gazette, 16 Nov. 1939, p.6

ROSE - (SRGP 09972) Mrs May Rose Webster, wife of Orso Webster, died at her home in Sullivan, on Sunday, August aged 64 years. The funeral was held Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the late home, Rev. Nathaniel Johnston of Ulysses, Potter county, Mrs Webster's former pastor, officiating.  Mrs Webster is survived by her husband, one son, Luther, at home, two sisters, Mrs Joseph Strange of Sullivan; Miss Mattie Rose, of Mansfield; one brother, Daniel Rose of Tioga. Mrs Webster was a member of the Sullivan State Road Baptist Church and a lady of many Christian virtues. Am affectionate wife and mother, a kind neighbors

ROSE - MORGAN E. ROSE, (SRGP 06184) of Mansfield, aged 65 years, died at an early hour last Thursday morning (May 13, 1909). Death was caused by locomotive ataxia, with which Mrs. Rose had long been ill. He was the senior member of the firm of Rose and McDowell, dealers in coal, wood, agricultural implements and wagons. Mr. Rose was an upright businessman and a good citizen. A widow and one daughter, Miss Edna Rose, survive him. - Wellsboro Gazette, 20 May 1909, p.1

ROSE - MRS. NANCY ORVIS (SRGP 07150) died on May 3, 1910, at her home in Sullivan. She had been in poor health for some time. There survive, her husband, on son, Jay Orvis, of Sullivan; two daughters, Mrs. Reynolds and Mrs. Crippen, of Springfield Bradford County; one sister, Mrs. I. R. Doud, of Colorado; three brothers, Freeman Rose of Colorado Springs, Colo., R. W. Rose of Butte, Colo. and M. F. Rose, of Mansfield. - Wellsboro Agitator, 18 May 1910, p.8

ROSE - Russell B. Rose, [SRGP 06829] of Sullivan township, died Aug. 21, 1905, in his 84th year. The cause of death was paralysis, from which he had been a sufferer for twenty-five years. He was born in Sullivan and spent there his entire lifetime. About fifty-five years ago he was married to Jane Morgan, of the same township. To them were born eight children, six of whom are living: Mrs. G.E. Orvis and Mrs. V.R. Doud of Sullivan; J.F. Rose of Colorado Springs; R.W. Rose of Butts, Colo.; and M.F. and Julia Rose of Mansfield. He was a farmer by occupation and an active and conscientious member of the State Road Baptist church and for many years had been a deacon in that organization. The interment was made in the State Road Cemetery. - Gray-Strange scrapbook clipping

ROSE, Sarah - (SRGP 06451) The following was abstracted from the "MANSFIELD ADVERTISER" published in Mansfield, Tioga County PA on March 16, 1898.
Mrs. Sarah Watkins died March 6, 1898 at the home of her daughter, Mrs. O.P. Doud, aged 87 years. Mrs. Sarah Rose Watkins was born May 25, 1811 in Rockland, Sullivan County, NY. She was one of twelve children of John and Rhoda Rose. One sister survives her, Mrs. Elizabeth Wood, of Elk Run. She came to Pennsylvania in 1826 and has lived in Tioga County ever since. She was married to N.P. Watkins in 1830 and settled near what was called Libertypole Corners. She was converted when 16 years old and joined the M.E. Church, afterwards was baptized and joined the Free Will Baptist church in Sullivan. Later they moved to Mainesburg and she united with the Disciples by letter. Her hand was always opened to help the church and the sick and needy. She was generous to all. She had been a great sufferer for the past year, but always patient. She would oft en say "when will the good Lord take me home. He will in his own good time." While in health she made arrangements for her funeral. She chose Elder Burrell, of Sylvania to preach and selected her text 2nd Timothy, 4th chapter, 7th and 8th verses. She selected two hymns and requested a choir from Sylvania to sing. She leaves two sons and three daughters, Rumsey Watkins, of Covington, and Benona, of Fort Scott, Kan., Mrs. J.W. Austen, Mrs. O.P. Doud and Mrs. B.F. Connelly. Her husband has been dead nearly six years. Submitted by Betty Gregory

ROSE - Warren D. Rose [SRGP 06183], prominent Mansfield and Tioga County citizen for many years, died at his home in Mansfield last Friday evening, following a short illness. A Prayer service was held at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Nelson J. Smith, Sunday afternoon at two o'clock, followed by the funeral services at the First Baptist Church at 2:30, Rev. D.J. Griffiths officiating. Interment was in the State Road Cemetery, with representatives of Friendship Lodge, F&AM, conducting the committal. Warren D. Rose was born in Sullivan Township Feb. 2, 1850, the second son of Elliott S. and Laura Morgan Rose. Other children of this family were: William Pembrooke Rose; Anna, who married W.D. Gray; and Morgan E. Rose. He spent his boyhood on the family farm, attended the Sullivan schools, and later Mansfield State Normal. He taught school for six years in Sullivan township, and began buying and shipping live stock when 19 years old. Later he joined his brother, William Pembrooke Rose, in dealing in all kinds of farm produce. His activities led him to establish himself in the business in Mansfield as a shipper of hay, grain, wool, livestock and farm produce. The name of W.D. Rose in this business was a familiar one throughout the northern tier. He was interested in the Tioga County Creamery Company which owned several creameries in this section and produced a high score butter. About the turning of the century he established the Mansfield Dairy Company and built the milk shipping plant, known as the Mansfield Condensery, which was later bought by the Dairymen's League and is now operated by them. With changing business conditions he established and directed several organizations dealing with the products of the farmers of this vicinity. In his business career he was noted for being a square dealer and a good loser. Hundreds of farmers in this section have only a good word to say for W.D. Rose and his dealings with them. Mr. Rose possessed a very retentive memory, not using contracts in his business dealing, but could remember an agreement to the last detail, even though not consummated for a year. He considered his word his bond. He was a very good judge of stock and would often pay the farmers more for their stock than they asked. In his home life he was a most devoted husband and indulgent father. His friendly disposition and cheerful laugh will remain in the memories of all his friends. On October 22, 1872, he was married to Alice Gray, only daughter of Lafayette Gray, of Gray's Valley, Sullivan township. Four children were born to them: Edith, wife of Nelson J. Smith of Mansfield; Fred E. Rose, of New York City; Warren Gray Rose, of New York City; Warren G. Rose, who died several years ago, and Harold M. Rose, of Williamsport. He was a member of the State Road Baptist Church and served as trustee for several years. He was one of the organizers and a director of the First National Bank, of Mansfield, and occupied other positions in other activities in the community. Besides his children above mentioned, he is survived by his widow; his sister, Mrs. W.D. Gray; three grandchildren: Warren M. Rose, Detroit, Michigan; Leone J. Rose and Morgan Rose, of Mansfield; and several nieces and nephews. The honorary pall bearers at his funeral were: George L. Strait, E.A. Retan, R.E. Cleveland, E.B. Dorsett, A.H. Vosburg, John E. Farrer. The active pall bearers were: Homer Hager, Frank Marvin, Charles R. Miller, Charles McDowell, Percy A. Coles, Charles L. Johnson. - Gray scrapbook; written on obit Dec. 30, 1938

Warren D.ROSE, of Mansfield. (SRGP 06183) The funeral was held Sunday at 2:30 p.m. in the Baptist Church. The Rev. David J. Griffiths officiated. Burial I the Sullivan State Road Cemetery. Committal services were conducted by Friendship Lodge, F&AM. Mr. rose was born in Sullivan Township, Tioga County PA., Feb. 2, 1849, the son of Elliott and Laura Ann Morgan Rose, who were among the early settlers of Sullivan Township. He spent his early life in Sullivan Township, during which time he taught several terms of school. Mr. Rose was one of the pioneer dealers in farm produce in Tioga County and for many years was one of the largest shippers of hay, straw and livestock in Tioga County. He was one of the organizers of a cooperative dairy company that built the milk plant now operated by the Dairymen’s League Cooperative Association. Mr. Rose was a former president of the First National Bank and trustee of the Mansfield State Normal School, also a member of the Baptist Church and Friendship Lodge, F&AM. Mr. Rose is survived by his wife, a daughter, Mrs. Nelson J. Smith of Mansfield; two sons, Fred Rose of New York and Harold of Williamsport; three grandchildren, Warren Rose of Toledo, O., Morgan Rose and Miss Leone Rose of Mansfield, and a sister, Mrs. Anna Gray of Sullivan Township. Mr. Rose died Friday, Dec. 3, 1938, at the family home on East Main St., Mansfield, after a week’s illness. 

 Warren D. ROSE, 88, of Mansfield, Pa., died at 6 p.m. Friday, Dec. 30, 1938. He leaves his wife, Mrs. Alice Gray Rose; two sons, Fred E. Rose of New York City and Harold M. Rose of Williamsport; a daughter, Mrs. Nelson J. Smith and a sister, Mrs. Anna Gray of Mainesburg, Pa. The funeral will be conducted at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at the First Baptist Church, Mansfield, by the Rev. David J. Griffiths. Burial in State Road Cemetery. Kindly omit flowers.

WARREN G. ROSE  (SRGP 06838) Mansfield, Dec. 25—W. G. Rose, 42, associated in business here with his father, died Sunday, Dec. 23, 1934, at a Blossburg hospital following a brief illness of pneumonia. He was the son of Warren D. and Alice Gray Rose and born in Sullivan Township, Jan. 19, 1892. He attended Mansfield Normal and an Elizabeth, N.J. business school, devoted several years to farming and lately had been in the clothing business with his father here.He married Miss Ione McEntee who survives with a son, Morgan, a daughter, Leone, and his parents; also a sister, Mrs. Nelson J. Smith of Mansfield and two brothers, Fred of New York and Harold of Trout Run.Funeral arrangements are incomplete.

ROSE - (SRGP 06838) Warren Gray Rose died Sunday at 12:30 a.m. in the Blossburg State Hospital following a few days’ illness of pneumonia. Mr. Rose was the son of Warren and Alice Gray Rose and born in Sullivan Township January 19, 1892. He attended the Mansfield State Normal School and a business college in Elizabeth, N.J., and for several years conducted his father’s farm in Sullivan. For several years he has been associated with his father in the produce business. He married Miss Ione McEntee, of Mansfield, who with a son, Morgan, and daughter, Leone, survives him. Other survivors are his parents, a sister, Mrs. Nelson J. Smith, of Mansfield, and two brothers, Fred Rose of New York, and Harold of Trout Run. The funeral was held this afternoon at two o’clock at the home of Mrs. N. J. Smith, on Wellsboro Street, the Rev. D. J. Griffiths, of the Baptist Church, officiating. Interment was in the State Road Cemetery.

ROSE - WILLIAM PEMBROOKE ROSE (SRGP 06180) died August 10 (1923), at his home in Mansfield, after a long period of ill health, death being caused by dropsy. He was born on the old Rose homestead in Sullivan Township, December 4, 1846, and was the eldest child of the late Eliott S. and Laura A. Rose. After completing the common school course he attended the State Normal School of Mansfield until 1865. He then entered the Commercial College at Binghamton, NY, from which he was graduated February 3, 1867. In 1869-70 he conducted a store at Fall Brook, where he remained until 1886, after which he returned to the farm in Sullivan. He carried on the mercantile business which he and M. F. Rose purchased in Mainesburg, for six years, when with his brother, Warren D. Rose, under the firm name of Rose Brothers, began as buyers and shippers of hay, grain, and all kinds of farm produce. Later he again conducted a store in Mainesburg, and afterwards retired, living on the farm, and finally moved to Mansfield a short time ago, where he resided until the time of his death. In November, 1870, he married Harriet Palmer, a daughter of Nathan Palmer, of Sullivan. She died in 1913. To them was born one son, Elmer N. Rose. In 1915 he married Mrs. Lena Swan, of Mansfield, who survives him. He was a member of the State Road Baptist church of Sullivan since early boyhood. He was one of the oldest members and Past Grands of the Mainesburg Lodge, No. 754, I. O. O. F. He is survived by his widow and his one son, Elmer N. Rose; also one brother, W. D. Rose, of Mansfield, and one sister, Mrs. W. D. Gray, of Mainesburg. - Wellsboro Agitator, 22 Aug. 1923, p.3

ROUGHT –MRS. CARRIE BOLT, 26 [SRGP 80640]  of Crooked Creek, PA died in a Blossburg Hospital at 6 p.m. Sunday July 19, 1936.  She is survived by her husband, Harold F. Bolt; and a brother, Bert Rought of Sylvania, Pa.  The funeral will be held Tuesday at 1 p.m. at the home of the father-in-law, Lewellyn Bolt at Crooked Creek.  Burial in State Road Cemetery.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 7/20/1936

RUGGLES - Edward F. Ruggles, (SRGP 05673) 64, died Tuesday at 9:15 p.m. at the home of C. B. Krise of Mainesburg, Pa. he is survived by his widow, Mrs. Frances Doud Ruggles; a daughter Eloise, at home; a brother, John Ruggles of Sayre, Pa. The funeral will be held at the home of C. B. Krise at Mainesburg, Pa., Friday at 2:30 p.m. Burial in the Gray Valley Cemetery. (handwritten on article Mar. 20, 1934) [Obituary indicated burial at Gray Valley Cemetery, but tombstone is in State Road Cemetery]

RUMSEY - Mrs Celestia E. Reynolds, (SRGP 04443) widow of the late V. B. Reynolds, departed this life July 22, aged 84 years. April the 4th she fell, breaking her hip, and from that time until death released her she suffered very much. She gave her heart to God in her youth and united with the State Road M. E. church where she retained her membership until her death. She is survived by three children, Mrs N. L. Spaulding, T. T. Reynolds, and Mrs Amelia Bastian, all of Sullivan, and one sister, Mrs A. M. Andrus of Sullivan. The funeral service was held Sunday, July 25th, at her late home, conducted by Rev. A. F. Hilimire, of Mainsburg. Interment in State Road cemetery by the side of her late husband.

Glenn O. Rumsey [SRGP 88286]
Glenn O. Rumsey, the 17 year old son of Mr. O. D. Rumsey, died last Saturday morning of typhoid fever, after a sickness of 11 days.  Glenn had been at work on a farm in Charleston, and he caught cold and came home sick.  The funeral was held at the family residence on Austin street on Sunday morning at 9 o’clock, Rev. Mr. Chamberlayne conducting the service.  The remains were buried in the Sullivan State Road cemetery in Sullivan township.  (Tuesday, May 13, 1890, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)

RUMSEY - Mrs Jeanette Rumsey Andrus, (SRGP 05006) wife of A. Mack Andrus, died Sunday morning at the family home near the State Road Baptist Church in Sullivan township. The funeral will be held from her late home this Wednesday afternoon, Rev. D. J. Griffiths officiating. Interment in the State Road cemetery. Her husband survives her. Mrs Andrus was born on the same farm on which she breathed her last in the year 1847. She was 81 years old. After their marriage both Mr and Mrs Andrus "worked out" in order to get a start in the world. They were an ideal young couple both anxious to "get on" in the world and to make a home theyy might enjoy together later on.That their ambition and economy was ample and even generously rewarded, can be seen by the splendid home which they enjoyed for so many years. Mrs Andrus at an early age became a member of the State Road Baptist Church and been a consistent Christian all her life. They recently placed in the cemetery near thischurch a very handsome monument. Mr and Mrs Andrus, during their 60 years of Married life, have proved very forcibly that the '-philosopher who declared that "marriage" is a failure",didn't know what he was talking about. They have, according to the report of their neighbors enjoyed a very happy married life together. Mrs Andrus was a kind neighbor and a friend to everybody. The whole community mourns her passing.

State Road Items
Mrs A. M. Andrus died Sunday morning after a long illness. She was 80 years old and had lived her entire life in this community. In early life she was baptized in the mill pond here, when it was frozen so hard that a hole had to be cut in the ice and joined the Baptist Church here and has always been a faithful member, attending services as long as shewas able to walk or get t out at all, but was always cheerful and resigned; never murmuring a complaining. Her husband who is in poor health, and 84 years old survives her. She was formerly Miss Nettie Rumsey, and a member of a very large family, all of whom have passed on before her. She had been tenderly cared for during her last illness by two nieces, Mrs Millie Bastian and Mrs Fred Crapser.

RUMSEY - Mary Margaret (SRGP 06900) Mrs. Darwin Miller died last Sunday morning about 11 o’clock at her house on the State Road. She had been ill about three months. Deceased was born in Sullivan in December, 1835, and had been a life long resident of that township. She enjoyed to the fullest the respect and esteem of all who knew her. Besides her husband she leaves five daughters and one son—Mrs. J. E. Gray, Mrs. LeRoy Welch, Mrs. R. W. Rose, Miss Emma Miller and Mr. Charles Miller. Four brothers and two sisters also survive her. The funeral was held at 2 o’clock Tuesday afternoon at the State Road Baptist Church.

RUMSEY - RICHARD E. “RICK” RUMSEY, 39, (SRGP 10725) of Elmira, NY, died Friday, July 30, 1999, at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia. Born Nov. 28, 1959, in Wellsboro, he was the son of Winston & Shirley Smith Rumsey. Preceding him in death was his brother, Steve, in 1993.Surviving besides his parents of Millerton are one son, Christopher Steven; one sister, Joyce Johns of Odessa, NY; nephews, Jason and Travis Johns; one niece, Aliesa Whipple; two aunts, one uncle and several cousins. Calling hours were held Sunday, Aug. 1, at the Wilston Funeral Home, Mansfield. Graveside services were held Monday, Aug. 2, at the State Road Cemetery, Mainesburg, with the Rev. Steven L. Johnson and the Rev. Jonathan West officiating.

     Age 35 of Mansfield, PA, February 17, 1993 at Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, PA.  Friends may call at the Wilston Funeral Home, 18 N. Main St., Mansfield, PA, Friday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 PM.  Friendship Lodge # 247 F. & A.M. will conduct Services there on Saturday at 1:00 PM.  Funeral Services will be held there Saturday at 2:00 PM with Rev. Allen Hulslander officiating.  Burial in State Road Cemetery, Mainesburg, PA.  Family will provide flowers.  Memorial Contributions, in Steven's memory, may be made to St. Judes Childrens Hospital, PO Box 318, Memphis, TN 38101.  He is survived by his wife, the former Tonda Osani; his parents, Winston and Shirley Smith Rumsey of Millerton, PA; one brother, Richard (Rick) of Mosherville, PA; one sister, Joyce Johns of Odessa, NY; 2 nephews, Jason and Travis Johns; several aunts, uncles and cousins.  He was born on August 30, 1957 in Wellsboro, PA.  He was a member of the State Road Baptist Church, Mainesburg, PA, Friendship Lodge # 247 F. & A.M., Canoe Camp VFW and Corning Bricklayers Union Local #12.

RUMSEY - Winston M. Age 71, (SRGP 6078) of RR 2 Millerton, PA, died June 1, 2004, at home. He was  born May 27, 1933 in Elmira, NY, the son of Manley and Bernice Wood Rumsey.Winston was a retired farmer and a Navy veteran of the Korean Conflict. He was a  member of the Daggett United Methodist Church, Friendship Lodge #247 F&AM, the Wells-Jackson Lions Club, the Canoe Camp VFW, and the Morris Run American Legion. Winston is survived by his wife of 47 years, the former Shirley Smith; a daughter, Joyce Johns of Odessa, NY; four grandchildren, Travis Johns  of Mansfield, PA, Jason Johns of Rochester, NY, Christopher Rumsey of Elmira, NY, Aleisa Whipple of Millerton, PA. He was predeceased by his sons, Steve in 1993 and Rick in 1999; and a sister, Norma DePew. Friends are invited to call at the Gary Wilston Funeral Home, 18 N. Main St., Mansfield, PA, Friday, 7 to 9  p.m. Funeral services will be held there Saturday at 11 a.m. with Rev. Howard Woodruff officiating. Burial will be in State Road Cemetery, Mainesburg, PA [Note from Joyce - Winston died at home in Daggett although the obit lists Millerton which is the PO address, not the physical location]
Bradford County PA
Chemung County NY
Tioga County PA

Published On Tri-Counties Site On 04 DEC 2004
By Joyce M. Tice