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Mansfield PA and Richmond Township in Tioga County PA
In the lower picture the Brick Shool, built 1881, is shown in 1920. The  picture at left shows the old schoool in the right background with the 1927 gym addition in front. The old school was eventually torn down. In its place now stands the larger part of the present High School..

Mansfield High School Graduates

LISTINGS FROM THE 1938 MANSFIELD HIGH SCHOOL YEARBOOK , "MANSCRIPT" Prior to 1913, not a pupil had graduated from a four year high school course in Mansfield. The course was narrow and only the few who wanted to go on to college stayed for the new high school course. The enrollment was sixty four for four years of high school in 1914. In 1913 a class of three graduated in a three year course and in 1914, a class of seven in a four year course. Not all of the following addresses were verified. A question mark has been added in cases of extreme doubt. In a few instances, no information was available.

This information was taken from the 1938 school year book. Joyce M. Tice has added supplemental information.

1913 to 1916
1917 to 1918
1919 to 1920
1921 to 1922
1923 to 1924
1925 to 1926
1927 to 1928
1929 to 1930
1931 to 1933
1934 to 1935
1936 to 1937
in 1938
ABERNATHY Cassie 1921 R D 1, Mansfield, Pa. Teacher at Charleston [Robert Gross]  29273 MSNS 1923 1901-1954 Kennedy Cemetery
BATES Elizabeth 1921 Drexel Hill, Philadelphia, Pa.   Reed Smith 83108 MSNS 1923 1903-1976 Prospect Cemetery
BELKNAP Elizabeth 1921 Troy, Pa.   Walter DeWitt 81266 MSNS 1922 1904-1988 Oak Hill, Troy
BOWEN Llewellyn 1921 413 Schuyler Ave., Elmira, NY   92110 1901-1972 Woodlawn
BOYCE Hazel 1921 Covington, Pa. C. W. Olson 73982 1903-1972 Prospect Cemetery
CHAMBERLAIN Harold 1921 27 E. 8th St., Lazleton, Pa. Teacher   92111 MSNS 1925
CLARK Theodore 1921       19107 1902-1986
CONNELLY Doris 1921 R D., Mansfield, Pa.   Lynn Williams. Emmet Jones 06717 1904-1998 Prospect Cemetery
COOK Evelyn 1921 New York City Nurse Cris Bunger 14236 1902-2000 Watson
COOK James M. 1921 18 Freeman St., Buffalo, NY NY Life Ins. Co   08800 1902- alive 1992
COOPER Hilda 1921 R D 3, Mansfield, Pa.   Herbert Dyke 92112 1904-1967 Cleveland Cemetery
CUMMINGS Roy 1921 R D 1, Mansfield, Pa.     90147?
DECKER Marion 1921 1302 Hepburn St., Williamsport, P.   Arlene Hitchcock 22769 MSNS 1923 1902-1968 Prospect Cemetery
GARRISON Justus 1921 674 Fifth Ave., Williamsport, Pa.   Marguerite Peckham 20397 MSNS 1923 1902-1961
GARRISON Merle 1921 Mansfield, Pa. Corner Clothier Genevieve Benedict 22541 1901-1990 Tiioga Memorial Gardens
GORTON Sara 1921 1213 Irwin St., Aliquippa, Pa.   Sam Oehler| 92113 MSNS 1923 pns
GOULD Wells 1921 Dunkirk, NY Teacher   13702 MSNS 1923 1904-1980
HAMILTON Loren 1921 R D , Mansfield, Pa.   several 67091 1902-1997 East Charleston
HARKNESS Clifton 1921 285 Washington St., Winchester, Mass     76900 1902-1960
HILFIGER Velma 1921 Covington, Pa.   Edson Baity 03500 1902-1994 State Road Cemetery
JAQUISH Joe 1921 Deceased     55128 MSNS 1923 1901-1935 Whittaker-Jaquish
JONES Dorotha 1921 Mansfield, Pa.   Burtch 86005 1902-1988 Prospect Cemetery
JONES Ella Mae 1921 413 Schuyler Ave., Elmira, NY   L. A. Bowen 92115 MSNS 1923 1902-1965 Woodlawn
LENT Mae 1921 R.D. Mansfield, Pa.   Harry Lane 86117 MSNS 1923 1900-1970 Prospect Cemetery
LEVALLEY Alice 1921 Deceased   Earl Clark 92116
LITTLEY Hazelton 1921 Stewart, Alaska Stewart Airways   87937 MSNS 1923 1903-2004 Montoursville Cemetey
MORRELL Rexford 1921 Deceased     92118 U. of Buffalo 1904-1937 Woodlawn Cemetery
OBOURN Howard 1921 909 W. Church St., Elmira, NY     85537 MSNS 1923 1901-1963 Wellsville PA
ODELL Margaret 1921 R D 1, Oakwood Ave., Elmira, NY   Fred Butler 27066 1903-1987 Farmington Hill
OMELION Bessie 1921 R D 2,4Millerton, Pa.   Tracy Garrison 17117 1904-1994 Jobs Corners
PIERCE Alice 1921 468 Franklin St., Elmira, NY Miller 92119 pns
ROBBINS Mary Anna 1921 212 Steuben St., Corning, NY   Arthur Webster 08182 MSNS 1923 1903-pns alive 1996
ROGERS Lydia 1921 Shinglehouse, Pa.   Owen Jenkins 92120 pns
SHERMAN Clifford 1921 Mansfield, Pa. works in Bradford, Pa   82607 1903-pns 
SIMMONS Arthur 1921 79 South Ave., Bradford, Pa Simmons Oil Co   82711 pns
SMITH Edward 1921 3508 8th ave., Beaver Falls, Pa. H. S. Principal Ella Brace  03251 1902-1980 State Road Cemetery
SMITH Neva 1921 Arnot, Pa.   Charles Lamberson 78795 pns
SMITH Paulena 1921 Mainesburg, Pa.   Jesse Baity 03497 MSNS 1923 1902-1995 Chandlersburg Cemetery
SPAULDING Gladys 1921 Mainesburg, Pa.   Claude Palmer 23155 1902-1980 State Road Cemetery
STEELE Wanda 1921 194 Kent Blvd., Salamanca, NY   Albert Wedge 92122 pns
TIERS [Tears] Olive 1921 Columbia Cross Roads, Pa.   James Judson 14812 1901-1985 Columbia Valley
VOSBURG Veura 1921 Middlebury, Pa.   Cecil Congdon 78727 MSNS 1923 1900-1970 Millerton Cemetery
WILLIAMSON Margaret 1921 Sidney, Australia c/o J.C.Williamson, Ltd   [Rosing / Bryan]  88753 MSNS 1920 19*04-2001 East Stroudsburg
WOOD Hallock 1921 41 Maple St., Islip, L.I., NY     10692 MSNS 
1904-1994 Prospect
Cassie Abernathy

ABERNATHY - Mrs. Cassie Gross, 53, of Wellsboro RD2 died early Friday morning, June 25, 1954, at the Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital. She was born June 15, 1901 in Charleston Township, the daughter of George and Ella Moon Abernathy. Besides her husband, Robert W., she is survived by her mother, Mrs. Ella Abernathy, both of Wellsboro RD2; one brother, James of Crooked Creek RD1; one sister, Mrs. Charles Young of Bethlehem; four step-sons, Robert, Middlebury RD, Morton, Wellsboro, Donald, California and James of Corning, NY; three step-daughters, Mrs. James Bower, Tuckerton, NJ, Mrs. Ronald Ames of Coopers Plains, NY and Miss Laura Gross of Wellsboro RD2 and several nieces and nephews. She was a teacher at the Charleston Grade school for 23 years and a member of the Charleston Baptist Church. Services were Sunday at 2 p.m. at the funeral home, 139 Main Street, with the Rev. David Burrows, pastor of the Wellsboro Baptist Church officiating. Burial was in the Kennedy Cemetery at Kennedyville. - Wellsboro Agitator, July 1, 1954

BATES -  Mrs. Elizabeth B. Smith, 73, of Lansdowne, formerly of Mansfield, died Sunday, Sept. 12, 1976, at her home. She was the widow of Reed E. Smith. Mrs. Smith was born at Mansfield on Jan. 21, 1903, a daughter of John Philip and Sadie Long Bates. She was a member of the Presbyterian Church, Lansdowne. A graduate of the former Mansfield Normal School, she had taught in the Mansfield and Tioga areas for several years. Surviving is a sister, Mrs. Sarah B. Randal of Liberty, NY. Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. Sunday, September 19, in Prospect Cemetery, Mansfield. The Rev. William F. Emery 3rd, pastor of First Presbyterian Church will officiate. There will be no visitation. - The Wellsboro Gazette [Wellsboro, PA], 15 September 1976

Elizabeth Belknap

Boyce, Hazel - Olson, Hazel M., age 69, of 397 Odgen Parma Town Line Road, Spencerport, N.Y. formerly of Covington, pa.  Friday, April 14, 1972.  Friends are invited to call at the Shaw and Robena Funeral Home, Mansfield, Pa. Monday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.  Funeral there Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. the Rev. H. Allen Smith.  Burial in Prospect Cemetery, Mansfield.  Survived by husband, Carl (Wallie) Olson; son, Duane R,. Olson of Spencerport, N.Y.; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; one brother, Glenn W. Boyce of Blossburg, several nieces and nephews.

CLARK, Theodore R. Sr. [SRGP 19187] - Word had been received here of the death of former Tioga County resident, Theodore R. Clark Sr., a resident of Santa Rosa, California, for the past 52 years. He died April 15, 1986 at a Santa Rosa convalescent hospital at the age of 84. He was born in Tioga County the son of the late Mr. & Mrs. Wesley E. Clark. He lived in California for 57 years and moved to Santa Rosa in 1934. He worked for Parke Davis pharmaceutical company for 50 years and after his retirement worked five years as a relief pharmacist for Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital. He is survived by his wife, Maxine Clark, Santa Rosa; sons, Theodore Clark Jr., Santa Rosa and David Clark, Rohnert Park; sisters, Buena Haverley and Orma Cady, both of Florida; brother, Harold Clark of Pennsylvania; and two grandchildren. - Wellsboro Gazette, June 11, 1986, p.12

Doris Connelly
Graduation Photo
Doris W. Jones - b. 27 Aug 1904; d. 2 Sept. 1998 Port Charlotte, 

CONNELLY - Doris W. Jones, 94, formerly of Mainesburg, died Tuesday, Sept. 1, 1998, in Port Charlotte, FL. Surviving are her husband, Emmett M.; three sisters, Leah Hendricks, Rebecca Butler and Martha Blanchard; one step-daughter, Nellie Tears; and three step-grandchildren. - Wellsboro Gazette, September 9, 1998. First husband Lynn Williams 

COOKE Evelyn Guardino, 97, of Horseheads, NY and formerly of Brooklyn, NY, died on Thursday, March 9 at Bethany Village.  Evelyn was a 1921 graduate of Mansfield High school.  She was also a registered nurse who resided in the New York City area for many years.  Evelyn was predeceased by her husband, Stephen, in 1968.  She is survived by her brother, Rexford (Christine) Cooke of Westfield, Pa; sister-in-law, Dorothy Cooke of Troy, PA; nieces and nephews, Mrs. Gertrude Strunk of Millertown, PA, Jeffrey Cooke of Australia, Frederick and Gregory Cooke, both of South Carolina and James Cooke of Virginia.  Services will be  held at a future date at the Roseville, PA Baptist Church with the Rev. Ivan Matthewson officiating and interment to be in the Roseville Cemetery.  Arrangements were by the Barber Funeral Home in Horseheads.
Marion Decker

DECKER - Marion E. [Spotts] Decker, 65, of 51 South Main Street, Mansfield, a former Williamsport High School coach, died Friday, August 16, 1968, in a hospital in Kingston, Ontario, Canada. He and his wife, the former Arlene Hitchcock, had recently arrived at their summer cottage in Canada when Mr. Decker suffered a heart attack and was taken to the hospital. He was the director of health and physical education at Mansfield State College. He attended the Mansfield schools and was graduated from the Mansfield State College. He also attended the University of Illinois. For a number of years he was a high school teacher and athletic coach in Sayre and in Williamsport. He came to Williamsport High in 1936 as an assistant football coach under the late Arthur B. Pursell. He held that post, in addition to being head track coach, until he resigned at WHS after the conclusion of the 1946 term. In 1946 he became director of athletics at Mansfield State College. He also served as golf coach and assistant football coach at the college. He was later promoted to his present position. He was a member of the First Baptist Church, Mansfield. He was also a member of the Friendship Lodge, F&AM, Mansfield, and the Williamsport Consistory. Born in Mansfield, June 15, 1902, he was the son of Dana and Verna Ford Decker. Surviving, besides his wife, are two daughters, Mrs. Charles Engle, Bedford, and Mrs. Lewis Hart, Columbia. The funeral was held at 2 p.m. Monday, in the church. Burial was in Prospect Cemetery. - Wellsboro Gazette, August 22, 1968

Garrison-Benedict Wedding
 At 7:30 last Tuesday evening, Miss Genevieve Benedict, daughter of Mr. & Mrs. H.A. Benedict, of Mansfield, was married to Merle F.
 Garrison, son of Mrs. Ada L. Garrison, also of Mansfield. Rev. F.I. Simmoss, pastor of the M.E. church, officiated.
 The house was tastefully decorated with fern and golden rod. The bridal couple entered the room to the strains of Mendelssohn’s wedding  march, played by Damon Holton. The bride ware a gown of tan satin-crepe and carried a shower bouquet of Ophelia roses. The ring was  carried on a white satin pillow by little Olive Cornwell.
 The bride is a graduate of Wellsboro High School, class of 1922, and during the past year has been a voice student at the Mansfield Normal  School. She possesses a very pleasing mezzo-soprano voice.
 The bridegroom is a graduate of the Mansfield High School, class of ’21, and also of the Mansfield Normal School, class of ’24. He is at
 present employed at M.H. Shepard’s clothing store in Mansfield. Mr. & Mrs. Garrison left immediately after a luncheon for the Great Lakes
 and points of interest in southern Canada.
 About thirty guests were present, the immediate families and a few intimate friends. The out-of-town guests were: W.H. Garrison, Miss Alta  Garrison, Mr. & Mrs. W.E. Garrison of Millerton; Mr. & Mrs. L.K. Benedict, Mrs. Anna Benedict of Wellsboro; Mr. & Mrs. Earl Cruttenden  of Elmira; Miss Ernestine Losey and Miss Jane Adams of Crooked Creek; Miss Elsie Naegely of Wellsboro. Wellsboro Agitator, August 20, 1924, p2

GARRISON – Merle F. Garrison, age 88, of North Port, FL and Mansfield, PA, died February 9, 1990 at his home in Mansfield. Friends are invited to call at the Wilston Funeral Home, 18 N. Main St., Mansfield, PA, Saturday, 5-8 PM, Friendship Lodge #247 F & AM will conduct services there at 7 PM. Funeral will be held there Sunday at 2 PM. The Rev. Thomas Searfoss officiating. Burial, Tioga County Memorial Gardens. Family will provide flowers, Memorial Contribution in Mr. Garrison’s memory may be made to the Endowment Fund of the First United Methodist Church, North Academy St., Mansfield, PA. Survived by one son and daughter-in-law, K. Benedict & Lois Garrison of Mansfield; one daughter and son-in-law, Gerald and Anne Calkins of Mansfield; one daughter-in-law, Joyce Garrison of Wellsboro, PA; 9 grandchildren; 8 great grandchildren. He was predeceased by his wife, the former Genevieve Benedict, Sept. 13, 1985 and a son, Lewis on Dec. 9, 1989. Mr. Garrison was born June 6, 1901 in Jobs Corners, PA, the son of Freeman & Ada French Garrison. He was the retired owner of Garrison’s Men’s Store in Mansfield; a member of the First United Methodist Church of Mansfield; Friendship Lodge, #247, F & AM; the Williamsport Consistory and the Wilkes-Barre Shrine Club. - Wellsboro Gazette, February 14, 1990

Justus Garrison

Sara Gorton

Wells Gould

East Aurora, NY----------------- Mansfield State 1922
GOULD - Wells Gould, age 76, formerly of Mansfield, died unexpectedly September 14th, at his home in East Aurora, NY. He was born February 29, 1904, a son of Mr. & Mrs. George Gould of Roseville. He graduated from Mansfield Normal School in 1922, and taught school for approximately 50 years. He taught at Old State Road at Mainesburg, Covington, Erie, PA, Dunkirk, NY, Oberlin, Ohio, Arcade, NY and East Aurora, NY. He is survived by his wife; one daughter; one grandson; one sister, Mrs. John [Blanche] Gustin of Troy; one brother, Alfred Gould of Mansfield; and several nieces and nephews. - Wellsboro Gazette, September 17, 1980

HARKNESS, Clifton  Campbell – Clifton [Doc] Campbell Harkness, 57, of Philadelphia, formerly of Mansfield, died Tuesday, March 29, 1960. He was the son of the late Doctor and Mrs. Harry C. Harkness of Mansfield, He was a 1934 graduate of Mansfield State College. Survived by wife, Mrs. Gladys Roberts Harkness; sons, Harry Roberts Harkness stationed with the U.S. Navy in the Pacific, John Campbell Harkness at home; sister, Mrs. A.A. Huffard of Upper Darby; brothers, Carlton Harkness of Narberth and Rev. John Harkness of Akron, Ohio. – Mansfield Advertiser, April 6, 1960, p.4

HILFIGER - Velma H. Baity, 81, of 436 Cherry St., Montoursville, died at 9:25 p.m. on March 26, 1984, at Divine Providence Hospital, Williamsport.  She had been a patient there since March 9.  Born June 29, 1902 in Mainesburg, she was a daughter of Harry and Jennie Morgan Hilfiger.  In 1971, she had retired as a school teacher from the Northumberland County School District.  She had formerly taught in the South Williamsport and Montoursville School Districts.  She was a life member of the Lycoming County Teachers' Association and a member of the Pennsylvania Teachers Association.  She was also a member of the Montoursville Presbyterian Church.  She was predeceased by her husband, Edson Baity, who died in 1949.  Surviving are one son, Dean C. Baity of Covington; three daughters, Mrs. Beatrice E. Mitchell of Covington, Mrs. Patricia A. Gardner of Montoursville, and Mrs. Kathleen M. Glidewell of Montoursville; three brothers, Morgan Hilfiger of Mainesburg, Merle of Troy, and Mark of Tucson, Arizona; two sisters, Mrs. Mabel Benson of Mainesburg, and Mrs. Florence Stonebraker of Williamsport; ten grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.  Services will be held at the Spitler Funeral Home, 733 Broad St., Montoursville, on Friday, March 30, at 1:30 p.m.  Visitation at the funeral home will be held Thursday, March 29, from 7 to 9 p.m. and Friday, March 30, from 12:30 to 1:30p.m. Burial will be in the State Road Cemetery in Sullivan Township.  Committal services will be held at the cemetery at 3:45 p.m. on Friday, March 30.  The Rev. Hobart G. Campbell of the Montoursville Presbyterian Church, her minister, will officiate.

JAQUISH Dr. Joseph P.
Mansfield, PA, July 3.---Dr. Joseph P. Jaquish, popular and highly esteemed Mansfield dentist, died this morning at 6:30 o'clock at Blossburg Hospital, from injuries received in an automobile accident last Thursday night. Dr. Jaquish was injured when the car driven by Dr. Daniel Preston of Canton, left the road and crashed into the bridge at Canoe Camp. Born at Covington Township on May 4, 1901, Dr. Jaquish was the son of Elvin W. and Martha (Preston) Jaquish. He was graduated from Mansfield Senior High School in 1920, from Mansfield State Teachers' College in 1923, and from the University of Pennsylvania Dental College in 1932. The following October he bought the dental practice of Dr. Robert DeWaters, in which business he had been engaged since that time. Dr. Jaquish was a member of the Friendship Lodge F. and A. M. and the Methodist Episcopal Church. The community is greatly shocked and saddened by his death because he was one of its most popular citizens and his friends were legion. His survivors include a sister, Dr. Martha Jaquish, Holmesburg, PA; six brothers, Daniel, of Covington; William, a student in the Temple University Medical School; Orrin of Troy; John of Tunkhannock; Dr. Elvin Jaquish of Punxsutawney; and Dr. Francis Jaquish, a dentist in Philadelphia. No funeral arrangements have been made as yet. A cousin of Dr. Jaquish, by the same name was killed in an automobile accident near Troy last February.

JONES, Dortha [SRGP 86005] - Mrs. Dortha J. Burtch, 85, of Broad Acres Nursing Home, Wellsboro, formerly of Mansfield died Thursday, Aug. 4, 1988 at the nursing home. Born Oct. 22, 1902 in Mansfield, she was the daughter of William and Mabel Brocious Jones. She was a member of the Trinity Presbyterian Church in Tioga, the Mansfield Elizabeth Rebekah Lodge #291 and the DLS Club in Mansfield. Preceding her in death were her husband Norris in 1980 and a daughter, Carolyn Stracka in 1964. Surviving are a sister, Mrs. Helen Swingle of Canton and two grand daughters. Services were held at the Wilston Funeral Home, 18 North Main Street, Mansfield, Sunday Aug. 7. The Rev.. Bert Mole officiated. Burial was made in Prospect Cemetery, Mansfield. - Wellsboro Gazette, August 10, 1988

Ella Mae Jones

Mae Lent

LENT, Mae [SRGP 86117] - Mrs. Mae Lent Lane, age 70, of Mansfield, PA, died Thursday June 11, 1970 at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital. Funeral service was held at the Shaw & Robena Funeral Home Sunday 1:30 p.m. Rev. Walter Caldwell officiated. Burial was in Prospect Cemetery, Mansfield. Survived by husband, Harry W. Lane; daughters, Mrs. Michael [Phyllis] Levanios, Glenside, PA, Mrs. Richard [Ruth] Brueilly, Covington; sister, Mrs. Orian Long, Trinity, Texas; eight grandchildren. She was a member of the Church of the Open Door, Ft. Washington, PA. - Article dated June 17, 1970

J. Hazleton Littley

Howard Obourn

Wellsboro Gazette, November 11, 1987
Farmington Hill Cemetery, Farmington Township
Margaret O. Butler, 84, of 33 E. Main St., Mansfield, died Saturday, Nov. 7, at home. Born Sept. 7, 1903, in Richmond Township, she was the daughter of Theodore Earl and Agnes Baynes Odell. She was a member of the Trinity United Presbyterian Church in Tioga and the Eugenia Rebekah Lodge #465 in Nelson. Mrs. Butler worked as a cook at Pumpernickel's Restaurant, formerly the Dutch Pantry, in Mansfield for 20 years. Her husband, Fred, died in 1963. Surviving are three sons and daughters-in-law, Gene and Mary Butler and Norman and Ann Butler, all of Tioga, and H. Neal and Carolyn Butler of Elkland; daughter and son-in-law, Marilyn and Richard Doud of Wellsboro; a brother, Horace O'Dell of Mansfield; a sister, Mrs. Alva Fralic of Lopez Island, Wash.; a sister-in-law, Mrs. Blanche Wilson of Elmira, NY; 16 grandchildren; and 20 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held Tuesday, Nov. 19, at the Trinity United Presbyterian Church in Tioga. The Rev. Thomas D. Thomas officiated. Burial was made in Farmington Hills Cemetery, Farmington Township. Memorial contributions may be made in her name to the American Cancer Fund or the Trinity United Presbyterian Church in Tioga. Arrangements were made by the Scureman Funeral Home, Mansfield.

 Bessie O. Garrison, 90, of Millerton RR 2, PA, died Saturday, November 26, 1994 at Broad Acres Nursing Home in Wellsboro. She was a member of the Daggett United Methodist Church, a former member of the Rebekahs and a retired employee of Facet Enterprises. She is survived by sons, Wendell (Arletta) Garrison, Richard (Betty) Garrison, all of Millerton, PA; grandchildren, Jeffrey Garrison, Paula Drake, Tim Garrison; great-grandchildren, Jay, Cortney and Michael Drake; sisters, Ada Hurlburt of Troy, PA; Florence Weller of Geneva, NY; sister-in-law, Alice Omelion of FL; several nieces and nephews. Bessie was predeceased by her husband, Tracy B. Garrison, in 1988. Funeral services were held at the Olthof Funeral Home in Elmira, NY, on November 29 with the Rev. Eric Shafer officiating and interment to be in Jobs Corners Cemetery, Jobs Corners, PA. Those wishing may make memorials to the Daggett Volunteer Fire Department, Daggett, PA or the Millerton Volunteer Fire Department, Millerton, PA. (TGR, Thursday, December 1, 1994)

Mary Anna Robbins

 Age 77 of 27 Fischler St., Wellsboro, Pa. Thursday, March 27, 1980 in Wellsboro.  No visitation.  Graveside service for family members will be held Saturday at 2 pm at the State Road Cemetery, Mainesburg, Pa.  A memorial service will be conducted Sunday at 2 pm at the First Presbyterian Church, Wellsboro, Pa.  Rev. Stephen P. McCutchan, his pastor, officiating.  Arrangements by Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, Wellsboro.  Family will provide the flowers, friends may make memorial gifts to the First Presbyterian Church, the Tioga County Historical Society, or other charitable organizations.  Survived by wife, Hope V. Smith; 2 sons, David T. Smith of Dryden, NY and James E. Smith of Newburgh, NY; 1 daughter, Mrs. Robert (Rebecca Anne) Keenan of Richmond, Va; stepdaughter, Mrs. Gary (Virginia) D. Kaefer of Palo Alto, Cal; 4 brothers, Elmer of Mansfield, Pa., Lisle of Mainesburg, Pa., Richard of Port Orange, Fla., Robert of Hyannis, Mass; 3 sisters, Mrs. Lyman (Ethlyn) Frost of Marathon, NY, Mrs. Harold (Eloise) Chamberlain.

Paulena Smith

SMITH, Paulena [SRGP 03497] – Paulena S. Avery, 92, of Mainesburg RR 1 died Thursday, March 9, 1995, at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro. Born Nov. 9, 19902, in North Towanda, she was the daughter of Rev. Freddus and Charlotte Shepherd Smith. She was a member of the former Elk Run Methodist Church. She had been attending the Roseville United Methodist Church. She was a member of the East Sullivan Grange and a member of the 55 Plus Club of Mansfield. Preceding her in death was one son, Paul Baity, in 1991; a twin brother, Paul Smith, in 1964; and brother, Glenn Smith. Surviving are one daughter and son-in-law, Esther and Gordon Brace of Mainesburg; one granddaughter, Martha Radin of Lockwood, NY; three grandsons, Clifford and Kenneth Brace of Mainesburg and Darwin Brace of Knoxville; four great-granddaughters; one niece and one nephew. Friends called at the Scureman Funeral Home, Mansfield, on Sunday, March 12. Services were held there Sunday, March 12, with the Rev. James A. Bellamy, pastor of the Roseville United Methodist Church, officiating. Burial was made at Smith Cemetery, Elk Run. Memorial donations may be made to the Roseville United Methodist Church, RR 2, Box 878, Mansfield, PA 16933 – Wellsboro Gazette, 15 March 1995, p.9

 Age 78, Mainesburg, PA, Friday, December 12, 1980 at the Troy Community Hospital.  Friends are invited to call at the Kuhl Funeral Home, Mansfield, Sunday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 pm.  Funeral there Monday at 11 am with the Rev. Philip Shear, her pastor, officiating.  Burial in the State Road Cemetery, Mainesburg, PA.  Survived by five daughters, Mrs. Carl (Elizabeth) Spencer, Canton, PA, Mrs. Lawrence (Katherine) Meisel, Horseheads, Mrs. Mildred Shelman, Athens, PA, Mrs. Dean (Audrey) Clark, Owego, NY, Mrs. LeRoy (Cladia) Johnson, Horseheads; two sons and daughters-in-law, Claude and Mary Lou Palmer, Waverly and Carl and Sharon Palmer, Pine City; 33 grandchildren; 31 great grandchildren.  She was a member of the State Road Baptist Church.  Born April 21, 1902 in Mainesburg, PA, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Norman Spaulding.  Her husband, Claude Palmer, preceded her in death on December 5, 1980.  The family will furnish the flowers.  Those who wish may make donations to the State Road Baptist Church in her memory.

Funeral services for Olive T. Judson, 83, of Columbia Cross Roads were held Jan. 8 at the Columbia Cross Roads United Methodist Church with Rev. Edward Thigpen officiating. Burial was in Columbia Valley Cemetery. Mrs. Judson died at home on January 5, 1985. She was born August 1, 1901 in Rutland Twp., Tioga County, the daughter of Herman and Sadie Colby Tears, Sr. She was a member of the Columbia Cross Roads United Methodist Church for sixty years; a member of the Columbia Cross Roads Birthday Club, and of the Troy Eastern Star, Maxwell Chapter No. 233. For 50 years she was associated with the Judson feed business in the Cross Roads. She was preceded in death by her husband James W. Judson in 1972. She is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Wendall and Jo Judson, Columbia Cross Roads; a daughter and son-in-law Ellen and Joseph Foust, Granville Summit; a brother and sister-in-law Herman and Winifred Tears, Columbia Cross Roads; sister-in-law Nellie Tears, Mansfield; eight grandchildren; two great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. The Troy Eastern Star, Maxwell Chapter No. 233 held a service at the Vickery Funeral Home on January 7. Memorials may be directed to the Columbia Cross Roads United Methodist Church

Veura Vosburg

WILLIAMSON, Margaret - (Used her mother's surname of ADAMS for her stage name)

Mansfield Advertiser 30 APR 1930 - Schubert's Broadway Theater, stage name Margaret Adams, married to Vladimir Rosing.

Mansfield Advertiser, April 9, 1941
Margaret Adams Signs with St. Louis Opera Company

WILLIAMSON, Margaret [SRGP 88753] – Margaret Adams, of New York, daughter of Dr. and Mrs. J.E. Williamson, of Mansfield, has signed a contract with the St. Louis [Mo.] Opera Company for the summer season. Miss Adams has appeared in leading roles in several operas in New York, among them the “Student Prince”, “The Car and the Fiddle”. and others. Just before the war she returned from Australia, where she sang leading roles in “Show Boat”, “Balalaika”, “The Desert Song”, and “Rose Marie”, appearing in Melbourne, Sidney, Adelaide, Brisbane and Canberra. Her last appearance in New York was in “American Jubilee” at the World’s Fair.

WOOD - Hallock Wood, 90, a native of Mansfield, died Tuesday, Sept. 27, 1994. Graveside services were held at Dr. Fred Wood's family burial plot on Saturday, Oct. 15, in Prospect Cemetery, Mansfield. - Wellsboro Gazette, 19 October 1994 [Note - s/o Dr. Fred G. Wood & Belle (Isabelle) Saxton]

Mansfield Advertiser, 12 June 1968, p.4
Pictures - Harold Wood & Hallock Wood
Brothers - Educators Retire This Year

Harold S. Wood and Hallock A. Wood, brothers of Helen Wood of Mansfield and both graduates of Mansfield High School will retire this year.
Harold Wood graduated from the local High School in 1918 and from Bliss Electrical School in 1922.
Then he joined the faculty and when the school closed in 1950 to become Montgomery Junior College, he became one of the college faculty. Now, after 45 years he has retired.
At a tea given to honor Mr. & Mrs. Wood on Friday [May 24], he was given a money gift by the college faculty, an electric drill by the Harrisburg [PA] Bliss Society; a colored television with 3 year service from the Montgomery County [MD] Bliss Society, and money for a trip to Florida. A former Bliss student gave an additional money gift, and will re-wire his home, completely for free to bring all of the wiring up-to-date.
He has a wife, the former Margaret Green of Elmira, and two daughters and six grandchildren. He has been the mainstay in keeping the Bliss Societies across the nation active. Harold is giving the MJC Library his Bliss memorabilia which will be treasured in the archives of the college.
He is also an elder in the Takoma Park Presbyterian Church and active in civic affairs.
Mr. Bliss, founder of the School of Electrical Technology, was a pupil of Thomas Edison and has alumni all over the world. One of them was responsible for wiring the Panama Canal. One of them did the U.S. Capitol Building.
Hallock A. Wood, Mansfield native, is a 1923 graduate of Mansfield State College and a 1927 graduate of Franklin and Marshall College.
He has been an educator on Long Island for many years, the last 14 years at Southold as Assistant Principal and High School Science Teacher.
He is treasurer of the Library Board, Vice President of the North Fork Lion's Club, member of the Archaeological Society, Historical Museum, Republican Club, Civic Organizations, and the Boy Scouts of America.
He has four children, all married and living within easy driving distance of Southold.

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