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Mansfield High School Graduates 1913 to 1937
In the lower picture the school is pictured in 1928 with the old Brick School that had been the high school and the gym addition.. The  picture at left shows the old school in the right background with the new gym addition in front. The old school was eventually torn down. In its place now stands the larger part of the present High School. The gym addition remains as the auditorium. 

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. 
Photos are from the 1927  yearbook. 

Bailey Zenobia 1927 89120 1907-1985
BENNETT Frederick 1927 Mansfield, Pa.   Vivian Phelps 91271 MSTC 1932 1907-1987 Denver
BLACK Edythe Marie 1927 Hardtswald, Vallemont, Williamsport, Pa.   Hardt
BLANCHARD William 1927 Covington, Pa.     87967 MSTC 1929 1910-1951 Gray Cemetery
BLY Lauren E. 1927 Monteroy, NY    
BRACE Kenneth M. 1927 Mansfield, Pa.   Mary Michael  20529 1908-1975 Prospect Cemetery
BRODRICK Merrill S. 1927 R D 3, Mansfield, Pa.   Renabel Smith
Flora English
34765 1910-2001 Prospect Cemetery
CHAMPNEY Josephine 1927 Westfield, Pa.   Elwood Kinsman
CLEMONS Irene 1927 Blossburg, Pa.   Bradford Connelly
CLEVELAND Lebert E. 1927 Mansfield, Pa.     82699 1908-1989 Prospect Cemetery
CRANMER Malcolm 1927 Mansfield, Pa. Nurseryman   85466 1909-1984 Prospect Cemetery
DAVIS Florence 1927 Waverly, NY   Clarence VanHorn
DOUGHTON Margaret 1927 264 W. Dudley Ave., Westfield, NJ    
EIGHMEY Carol J. 1927 Attica, NY   Claude Taber
FRENCH Amy J. 1927 109 Verona St., Elmira Heights, NY   Fred Sheeder
GOULD Alfred 1927 Mansfield, Pa.   [Aldine Rathbun]  13703 1909-1991 Watson Cemetery
HAGAR Julia L. 1927 Mansfield, Pa.   Sam Frost, Jerzak 35877 1910-
HAGER Genevieve P. 1927 Mansfield, Pa.   Harland Sherman 27725 1910-2002 Oakwood Cemetery
HARER Blanche E. 1927 Covington, Pa.   Myron Elliot MSTC 1929
HENDRICKS George 1927 47 Cumberland Rd., Lamoyne, Pa. Teacher Leah Connelly 3603 1910-1976 State Road Cemetery
HENDRICKS William   Photo included -not alumni on list. Graduated 1929 Jennie Cox, Hilda Barden 3602 1908-1980 State Road Cemetery
JELLIFF Dora Mae 1927 Covington, Pa.   Harold Forrest 85123 MSTC 1929 1907-1989 Oakwood
JENKINS Clifford D. 1927 Morris, Pa.     87163 1909-1971
JONES Helen G. 1927 Canton, Pa.   John Swingle 86885
KELLEY Erma 1927 1 Stewart Ave., Winchester, Va John Handley School   35863 1909-1972 Prospect Cemetery
LONGWELL Stanley L. 1927 Rutland, Pa.     90397 1907-1990 Mechanicsburg
MASON R. Louise 1927 R D 2, Covington, Pa.   Morris Wilcox 81452 1907-1989 Gray Cemetery
McCONNELL Mary L. 1927 Willis Ave., Johnson City, NY   Charles Bradshaw, Lauderman 05302 1907-2004 Vestal NY
NYENHUIS Elva Dextra 1927 Deceased     97712 1909-1928 (Mansfield)
REYNOLDS Hazel 1927 R D 2, Mansfield, Pa.   Donald Straw 05499 1909-1990 Watson Cemetery
ROSE Dorothea 1927 Mansfield, Pa.   Richard Knowlton 19368 1909-2005 Prospect Cemetery
SCHANBACHER Winifred A. 1927 Liberty, Pa.   Lawrence Black 83518 1910-1975 Salem Lutheran
SHAW Daryl W. 1927 Hop Bottom, Pa. H. S. Principal   20497 1912-1992
SHERMAN Harland L. 1927 Mansfield, Pa.   [Genevieve Hagar]  27726 1910-1991 Oakwood Cemetery
SMITH Dorothy S. 1927 1641 Cleveland Ave., Niagara Falls, NY     00581 1907-1987 Lawrence Corners
SMITH Myra M. 1927 Troy, Pa.   Fred French 55405
SMITH Renabel 1927 Deceased   Merrill Brodrick 83310 MSTC 1930 [1910]-1938 Prospect Cemetery
Squires Bert Maxwell 1927 Marian Shaw, Margaret Jenkins 14786 1907-1975 Gray Valley
WATKINS Harold L. 1927 69 West Ave., Wellsboro, Pa. Works Glass Factory   89193 1909-1947 Oakwood
WILSON Richard L. 1927 Yeadon, Pa. Teacher   79619 1909-1978 Florida
YORK Ralph 1927 R D 2, Troy, Pa. Farmer  Idella Ashley  06710 1906-1998 Gray Valley
Zenobia Bailey
Lt. Col. Fred O. Bennett
Edythe Black William Blanchard
BAILEY, Zenobia [SRGP 89120] - MHS1927
Zenobia Dean, 77, of Cherrywood Manor Apartments, Elmira, NY, died Friday, Jan. 18, 1985. Surviving are: her sister, Geraldine Anderson of Mansfield; nephews, William Anderson of Millerton, Charles Anderson of Hershey and niece, Margaret Rose of Marsh, PA. Funeral services will be held tonight, Jan. 23 at 7 p.m. at the Barrett Funeral Home, Elmira, NY, with the Rev. William Lusk officiating. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery, Mansfield. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to a charity of one's choice. - Wellsboro Gazette, January 23, 1985

LT. Col.  Bennett served in and retired from the US Army as a Medical Service Corps (MSC) Officer. World War II & Korea.
Frederick & Vivian's son, Tom, is a retired US Army Chief Warrant Officer.

Lauren Bly Kenneth Merrill Brace
Merrill Broderick
Josephine Champney
Wellsboro Gazette, November 12, 1942
Engagement Announced
Mr. & Mrs. Wade Goodall of Mansfield, announce the engagement of their niece, Miss Mary Michael of New Albany, to Sgt. Kenneth Brace, of LaGuardia Field. Miss Michael, daughter of John Michael, of Chester, is a graduate of the homemaking department of Mansfield State Teachers College and is teaching in the New Albany High School. Sgt. Brace is the son of the late Harry Brace, of Mansfield, and is a member of the Army Air Force.

Wellsboro Gazette, December 13, 1973
Kenneth Brace in 1974 Edition of Outstanding Educators
Kenneth Brace of Mann St., Mansfield, has been notified that he will be included in the 1974 edition of “Outstanding Educators of America” which will be published sometime this month. Mr. Brace was commended for the selection as one of those educators whose service and achievement has marked them as outstanding in their profession. This edition is the first in which Elementary and Secondary Educators will appear with teachers in Higher Education and with Administrators. Mr. Brace, who retired on September 15, 1973, was a Driver Education teacher for VOCES of the Board of Education Services of Allegheny County, NY. He was president of the county Teachers Association for two years and was a member of the New York State Education, the National Education Ass’n, and the New York State Driver Education Ass’n. Locally, Mr. Brace was a teacher of history at Blossburg, and was the first Driver Education teacher there, having organized the program. He is a past Commander of the Austin-Cox Post, American Legion and of the 16th District. One of the honors of which Mr. Brace is very proud is an outstanding Teacher plaque presented to him by the Senior Class at Alfred-Almond High School. This is the first time such a plaque was ever presented. It reads “We thank you for your never ending patience and kindness.” Mr. Brace and his wife, Mary, have three children and 4 grandchildren.

Prospect Cemetery, Mansfield
MHS 1927
BRACE - Kenneth M[erril] Brace, age 66, of 50 Mann St., Mansfield, died early Saturday, March 1, 1975 at Arnot Ogden Hospital. Arrangements were by the Kuhl Funeral Home, Mansfield. Recitation of the Rosary was at the funeral home Monday evening at 8:45 p.m. Mass for the Dead was conducted by Fr. Allan Conlan at the Holy Child Catholic Church, Mansfield, Tuesday. Burial was in Prospect Cemetery, Mansfield. He is survived by his wife, Mary Michael Brace; two sons, John Michael Brace of Andover, NY and Capt. Thomas H. Brace of  Grand Forks Air Force Base, North Dakota; one daughter, Mrs. John [Jean] Smyth of Owego, NY; four grandchildren; one step-sister, Mrs. Robert [Gari] Johanningmeir of St. Louis, Mo. He was a member of the Hold Child Catholic Church, Mansfield. Mr. Brace was a retired teacher on the board of co-operative educational services, Allegany County, NY; Air Force veteran of World War II. He served in the European Theatre of operations. He was a past commander of American Legion Post No. 478, Mansfield; past 16th district commander of Pennsylvania American Legion; formerly active in the development of the Little League Baseball program of Mansfield; graduate of Mansfield State College and Penna. State University. He served as president of the Tioga County Alumni group of Mansfield State College. He was cited in Outstanding Education in America, 1973. He has been a recipient of several outstanding teacher awards from students in the Alfred-Almond Schools of New York. He was born Sept. 15, 1908 in Rochester, NY, the son of Harry and Pearl Henderson Brace. He was employed by the Pennsylvania Department of Public Assistance at the Wellsboro Office, for a number of years. - Wellsboro Gazette, March 6, 1975

                   Merrill S. Broderick, 91, of Mansfield died Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2001, at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro.  Born Oct.  2, 1910, in Mansfield, he was the son of Robert and Kate Cudworth  Broderick.  He was a farmer and businessman, and retired from the  Pennsylvania State Department of Agriculture.   He was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Mansfield, the Bradford-Tioga Jersey  Cattle Club, the PA Jersey Cattle Club and the Dairy Shrine Club.  He had been inducted into the Tioga County Sports Hall of Fame, and was a  member of the Mansfield Coffee Club.  Surviving are his wife of 61 years, the former Flora English; two sons and daughter-in-law, Robert of San Diego, Calif., and James and Cheryl of Germantown, Md.; two daughters and sons-in-law, Marjorie and Harley Rex of Huntsville, Texas, and Kathryn and Bing Broderick-Hughes of Mansfield; five grandchildren, Donald and David Rex, Cindy Carlow, John and Thomas Broderick; two great-grandchildren, Travis and Jaclyn Rex.  Friends are invited to call at the Wilston Funeral Home, 18 N. Main St.,  Mansfield, on Friday, Dec. 21, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. and Saturday, Dec. 22, from noon to 1 p.m.  Funeral services will follow there Saturday, Dec. 22, at 1 p.m. with the Rev.  Rudolph van der Hiel officiating.   Burial will be made at Prospect Cemetery, Mansfield.   Family will provide the flowers. Memorial donations may be made to the Mansfield Ambulance Association, South Main Street, Mansfield, Pa.; or the First United Methodist Church of Mansfield, 67 E. Wellsboro Street, Mansfield, Pa. 16933.

Irene Clemons Lebert Cleveland
Darwin Cranmer Malcolm L. Cranmer
LEBERT E. CLEVELAND, 81, [SRGP 82699] of Hornell, NY died July 8, 1989 at St. James Mercy Hospital in Hornell, NY.  He was born February 26, 1908 in Mansfield, PA the son of Elmer and Della Watkins Cleveland.  He was former owner of the Cleveland Truck Lines in Hornell and had been active in the Hornell business community for the past 39 years.  He is survived by son, Ronald of Horseheads, NY; daughters, Janet VanKeuren of Canandaigua, NY and Kay Ahrens of Endwell, NY; sister, Eva Root of Troy, PA; 14 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.  Funeral services were held July 11 at the Wilston Funeral Home in Mansfield with the Rev. Ernest Wilson officiating and burial to pen in Prospect Cemetery in Mansfield.  –Troy Gazette-Register

CRANMER - Malcolm L. Cranmer, [SRGP 85466] 75, of 55 Morris Ave., Mansfield died at 10:25 a.m. Friday, April 27, 1984 in Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre. Born March 13, 1909 in Mansfield, he was a son of Thomas and Lena Bull Cranmer. Mr. Cranmer was a member of the First Baptist Church where he had also been employed as a custodian and had served as a former church trustee. Mr. Cranmer was an employee at Ingersoll-Rand in Painted Post for 32 years, and retired in 1974. He also worked as a landscape architect for Thompson Nurseries in Mansfield. He was active in the local Boy Scout organizations and was the holder of the Silver Beaver award and was secretary-treasurer of the Prospect Cemetery Association at Mansfield. He had been a member of the Mansfield Hose Co. since 1946 and served as the company’s secretary-treasurer for nearly 30 years. His wife, the former Mary Beach, died last year. Surviving are: one son, Byron E. Cranmer of Painted Post, NY; two grandchildren; brother, Darwin Cranmer of Blossburg and several nieces and nephews. Friends were invited to call at the Scureman Funeral Home, Mansfield from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Monday, April 30, 1984. The funeral was held at the First Baptist Church, Mansfield on Tuesday, May 1, 1984 at 10 a.m. with the Rev. Benjamin E. Nevin his pastor, officiating. Burial was in Prospect Cemetery, Mansfield. - Wellsboro Gazette, 2 May 1984

Florence Davis Margaret Doughton Carol Eighmey Amy French
Alfred Gould
Julia Hagar Genevieve Hagar
Blanche Harer

Boys at Covington and Mansfield Receive Honors Austin-Cox Post of the American Legion is inaugurating a policy of awarding a medal each year to the boy of the graduating class of the Grammar School at Covington and Mansfield who represents the highest qualities of character and ability. The selection is made by the classes concerned and the teachers. The fundamental qualities which are considered as a basis for selection are honor, courage, leadership, service and scholarship. The Legion feels that it can devote itself to no higher purpose than that of cultivating high character and wholesome ideals in the youth coming into citizenship. The prime purpose of the award is to encourage every boy to be a better American and to grow up a better citizen.

DeWayne Mays won the medal at the Covington School. The presentation was made at the high school commencement last Friday evening. Alfred Gould has been selected to receive the medal at Mansfield. The presentation will be made Friday afternoon this week at the Junior High Commencement. (handwritten on article May 23, 1924) 

 Alfred Gould, 82, RD 1, Mansfield, PA died Saturday, August 10, 1991 at home. He was born May 26, 1909 in Roseville, PA, son of George and Bertha Brace Gould. He was a 14-year employee of the former Ingersoll-Rand Co. in Painted Post, NY, retiring in 1970, and a substitute rural mail carrier in the Mansfield area in the 50's and 60's.  He also had owned and operated a lawn mower repair service at his residence in the 1950's. He is survived by sons, John of Williamstown, NJ and Alfred of Alta Loma, CA; daughter, Karen Contreras of Colton, CA; sister, Mrs. Blanche Gustin of Troy; four grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Services were held at the Scureman Funeral Home in Mansfield on August 13 with burial to be in Watson Cemetery in Roseville, PA. (TGR, Thursday, August 15, 1991)(

Genevieve P. (Hager) Age 91, of Williamsport, PA, formerly of Mansfield, PA, died on Monday, January 28, 2002 at ManorCare North, Williamsport, PA. She was born on July 11, 1910 in Horseheads, NY, the daughter of the late Charles and Eva (Osgood) Hager. Genevieve was a school teacher in Covington and Blossburg, retiring in 1972. She was a member of the Mansfield First United Methodist Church. Genevieve is survived by her sons, William J. Sherman of Montgomery, PA, and Richard R. Sherman of Montoursville, PA; daughter, Yavonne Conrad of Montoursville, PA; 6 grandchildren; 10 great grandchildren; brother, Raymond Hager of Labina, NY. She is predeceased by her husband, Harland Sherman; brothers, Theodore, Neil, and Homer Hager. A graveside service will be held at Prospect Cemetery, Mansfield, PA, [Error - should be Oakwood] on Friday, February 1, 2002 at 11:00 a.m. Arrangements are under the direction of Scureman Funeral Home, Inc., 130 S. Main Street, Mansfield, PA.

George Hendricks
William Hendricks
Graduated 1929
Ruth Inscho
Dora Jelliff
Ruth Inscho – Class of 1927

Ruth Salina Inscho was born in Canoe Camp, Tioga Co., Pennsylvania on November 5, 1898, the youngest of seven children born to William Wallace Inscho and his wife Katherine Dorothea Fuller. Katherine suffered a debilitating stroke and Ruth put her schooling on hold while she cared for her mother for ten years. This explains why she was 28 years old when she graduated from Mansfield High School with the class of 1927. On September, 1928 Ruth entered Taylor University in Upland, Indiana and attended classes for three semesters. She finished her education and received a degree as a social worker at the Baptist Institute For Christian Workers in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1932,

George Duncan Wohlschlegel was born and raised in Naples, Ontario Co., New York. After graduation from high school he enrolled at Taylor University in Upland, Indiana where he majored in Greek and Hebrew and studied for the ministry. Newspaper clippings from the Wellsboro Agitator show that in 1927 & 1929 he was the minister of a church in Little Marsh in Tioga County. For whatever reason, he gave up the ministry and eventually went to work in the Social Services office.

On August 12, 1933, Ruth Salina Inscho and George Duncan Wohlschlegel were married by Rev. David Griffith in Mansfield, Pennsylvania. The marriage record indicates that George was a student, probably at the local college, and Ruth was employed as a social worker. A 1932 newspaper clipping states that she was a social worker in the Northern Tier Children’s Home at Harrison Valley.

Duncan & Ruth Wohlschlegel had two children, both born while they resided in Wellsboro. In 1936 Eleanor Jane was born and Edward John was born in 1939. In 1944 they were divorced. Ruth & the children lived in Wellsboro, Mansfield & Canoe Camp and finally in 1948 they moved away. Eventually they went to San Jacinto, California and lived with Bertha Inscho, widow of Ruth’s brother, Thomas. Ruth Inscho Wohlschlegel died on January 11, 1975 in Santa Clara County, California. Her legacy is the beautiful poetry that she wrote over many years.

Jane Wohlschlegel Webb
Fort Bragg, CA 

JELLIFF – Dora Mae Forrest [SRGP 85123], 81, formerly of Covington died Wednesday, May 24, 1989 at the Cook County Home in Mainesburg. Born Nov. 22, 1907, in Covington, she was the daughter of Charles B. and Martha Jane Forrest Jelliff. She was a member of the Covington Methodist Church, the Covington Borough Grange #1016 and the WCTU of Mansfield. She taught at Maple Hill School in Covington Township from 1929 to 1932, was an employee at the Corning Glass Works in Wellsboro from 1942 to 1947, was custodian at the Warren Miller Elementary School in Mansfield from 1947 to 1962, and was also employed at Sampson’s Motel in Covington for six years. She married Harold G. Forrest in 1947. He died Oct. 25, 1970. Surviving are three nephews, Edward C. Jelliff of Wellsboro, Glenn Jelliff of Covington and Lyle Jelliff of Tioga; four nieces, Mrs. Rose Geneski of Eustis, Florida, Mrs. Dorothy Presit of Mansfield, Mrs. Edith Wheeler of Wellsboro. There was no visitation. A memorial service will be held Saturday, June 3, at the Covington United Methodist Church, The Rev. Carl Hill will officiate. Burial will be made in Oakwood Cemetery, Mansfield. Arrangements were handled by the Scureman Funeral Home, Mansfield. – Wellsboro Gazette, May 31, 1989
Clifford Jenkins Helen Jones Erma Kelley
Stanley Lewis Longwell
MHS 1927
KELLEY, Erma [SRGP 35863] – Miss Erma W. Kelley, 63, of Mansfield RD#1, died Friday at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital in Wellsboro. Born Nov. 7, 1909 in Covington Township, she was the daughter of Kent and Emma Jones Kelley. She was a member of the Wellsboro Arts Club, taught school in the Covington area for a number of years, and was a self-employed book publisher in New York City until recently. Surviving are her father, Kent, at home and an aunt, Mrs. Maude Rose of Whitneyville. Funeral services were held on Monday at the Kuhl Funeral Home in Mansfield with the Rev. Douglas Campbell, pastor of the Covington United Methodist Church, officiating. – Wellsboro Gazette, November 23, 1972, p.8

LONGWELL, Stanley Lewis - Stanley Lewis Longwell of Messiah Village,  100 Mt. Allen Dr., Mechanicsburg, Pa. died Monday at Holy Spirit Hospital. He was an owner and operator of an area motel. He was a member of Bible Baptist Church in Shiremanstown, a graduate of Mansfield High School and Beckley College. He did graduate work at Cornell University. He was the former president and a board member of the PA Motel Association. He was a member of Friendship Lodge No. 247 F & AM, and Tall Cedars of Lebanon. He is survived by his wife, Myrtle Hill Longwell; 1 daughter Sylvia Miller of Wormleysburg. Funeral services will be held Friday at 3 p.m. at Myers Funeral Home in Mechanicsburg. A viewing will be held on Friday 2-3 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be at Rolling Green Memorial Park. Memorial contributions may be made to: Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Disorders Assoc.  - Harrisburg Patriot News 26 Dec 1990

Louise Mason
Mary L. McConnell
Elva Nyenhuis Hazel Reynolds
Louise R. Wilcox, 82, of RD 1, Covington died Tuesday, Oct. 3, 1989, at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro. Born August 8, 1907, in Covington Township, she was the daughter of Ambrose and Cora Sheppard Mason. She was a member of the Covington Church of Christ Disciples, Elizabeth Rebekah Lodge #291, the 55 Plus Club and Green Thumb Garden Club. Preceding her in death were her husband, Morris in 1979, and nine brothers and sisters. Surviving are a son, Theodore Wilcox of RD 3, Mansfield; two grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Friends may call at the Wilston Funeral Home in Mansfield today, Wednesday, Oct. 4, from 7 to 9 pm. Services will be held there Thursday, Oct. 5, at 1 pm.  The Rev. Ira Hindman will officiate. Burial will be made in Gray Cemetery, Covington.

McCONNELL, Mary L. [SRGP 5302]Mary L. Lauderman, 96, Bradenton, died April 15, 2004. She was born July 28, 1907, in Mansfield, Pa, and came to Manatee County in 1985 from Endicott, NY. She was a graduate of Mansfield Normal Teacher's College in Mansfield. She was a member of Endwell United Methodist Church, Endwell, NY. Survivors include daughters Joanne M. Barnes of Bradenton and Charlene Woods of Peekskill, NY; seven grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. The visitation will be private for the family. All services will be in Vestal, NY. Burial will be in Vestal Hills Memorial Park, Vestal. Brown and Sons Funeral Home, 26th Street Chapel, is in charge. Memorial donations may be made to a favorite charity. - Published in Herald Tribune on Apr. 17, 2004.

 Hazel S. Straw, 81, of Mansfield, PA died Sunday, September 16, 1990 at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital,  Wellsboro, PA. Mrs. Straw was born October 18, 1909 in Rutland Township, the daughter of Leon and Edna Wild  Reynolds. She was a member of the Roseville United Methodist Church. She is survived by her husband, Donald;  children, Wayne Straw of Ithaca, NY and Linda Dunkleberger of Mansfield; brother, Cecil Reynolds of Mainesburg,  PA; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held at the Wilston Funeral Home in Mansfield  on September 19 (11 am) with the Robert Stump officiating and burial to be in Watson Cemetery, Roseville. Memorial  contributions in her name may be made to the American Cancer Society or the Roseville United Methodist Church.  (TGR, Thursday, September 20, 1990)

Dorothea Rose
Winifred Schanbacher
Daryl Winston Shaw
Harland Sherman
Dorothea A. Knowlton, 96, of Wellsboro, died Sunday, May 22, 2005 at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro. Dorothea was the wife of the late Richard C. Knowlton who died in 1977. She was born May 3, 1909, the daughter of Herman and Mary Ann Wilson Rose. Dorothea worked for the former Wright Dress Shop in Mansfield for 25 years. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Mansfield, the Order of the Eastern Star, Mansfield BPW, and the Rebeccas. Among her favorite hobbies were crossword puzzles, gardening, bowling, and garage sales. Dorothea is survived by two daughters and a son-in-law, Patrica (Carl) Loud of Mooresville, N.C., Margaret Bogaczyk of Blossburg; two sons and a daughter-in-law, David and Rosa Knowlton of Mansfield, Harold A. Knowlton of Mansfield; 18 grandchildren; and numerous great grandchildren. Daughters, Mary Jeanine Knowlton, Loris Jane Deming; and grandson, Joseph Bogaczyk, preceded her in death. Family and friends are invited to call on Friday, May 27 from 6:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Crematory and Monuments, PC, 637 S. Main St., Mansfield. A memorial service will be held immediately following the visitation at 7 p.m. at the funeral home with the Rev. Howard Woodruff officiating. Burial will be in Prospect Cemetery, Mansfield.

SCHANBACHER - FUNERAL SET FOR LIBERTY COUPLE – Services will be held in Liberty on Thursday for Lawrence E. (Tony) Black, 73, and his wife, Winifred A. Black, 64, who died of carbon Monoxide poisoning at their Liberty home Monday evening, Jan, 20, 1975. Mr. Black was the president of B&D Transfer Co., Liberty, Pa.The couple are survived by a son, James L., of Liberty, three daughters, Mrs. Linda Maneval, of Williamsport, Mrs. Judith Pivenche, of Vestal, N.Y., and Mrs. Jan Pequinot, of Liberty, and 13 grandchildren.Mr. Black was born Jan. 10, 1902, in Liberty, a son of Robert H. and Jennie Elizabeth Brion Black.He is also survived by four brothers, Maynard, of Chattanooga Tenn., Jerry and Ernest, both of Big Flats, N.Y., and Robert, of Liberty, and two sisters, Mrs. Emma Gray, of Pine City, N.Y., and Mrs. Edith Tonkin, of Williamsport, Pa.Mrs. Black was born on June 30, 1910, in East Point, near Liberty, she was a daughter of Orville and Martha Rouser Schanbacher.Also surviving are her step-mother, Mrs. Jennie B. Schanbacher, of Mansfield; three brothers, Harold Schanbacher, of Liberty, and Chester and Gerald Schanbacher, both of Mansfield, and three sisters, Mrs. Genevieve Stone, of Columbia, S.C., Mrs. Joyce Gilbert, of Mount Carmel, Conn., and Mrs. Pauline Bradshaw, of Mansfield.Burial will be in Salem-St Paul Cemetery.

SHAW - Daryl Winston Shaw, 80, of Silver Spring, MD, died Wednesday, Nov. 11, 1992, of cancer at his home. A native of Mansfield, he was a graduate of Mansfield State College. He received a masters degree from Duke University and doctorate from George Washington University. Before moving to Montgomery County in 1939, he worked in Pennsylvania schools in Bradford and Susquehanna counties. After moving, he served as principal at several schools. He served in the Navy during World War II. His marriage to Dora Patton Shaw ended in divorce. Two sons of that marriage preceded him in death, Richard Shaw and David Shaw. Survivors include his wife, Betty Allnutt Whitmore Shaw of Silver Spring; one daughter, Patricia Walsh of Memphis and Naples, Fla.; seven brothers, Richard Shaw of Dallas, Robert and Harold Shaw, both of Mansfield, Earl Shaw of Damascus, Gayle Shaw of Elmira, NY. Leland Shaw of Fort Wayne, Ind., and Byron Shaw of Painted Post, NY; three sisters, Berta Vaughan of Danville, Marilyn Lee of Bolivar, NY, and Alice Scott of Phoenix, Ariz.; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. - Wellsboro Agitator, November 25, 1992

SHERMAN - Harland L. Sherman, 81, of 241 South Academy Street, Mansfield, died Monday, May 13, 1991 at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro. Born May 5, 1910 in Mansfield, he was the son of Harry and Estella Walker Sherman. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Mansfield. He was employed for 34 years as a case worker by the PA Department of Public Assistance, retiring in 1972. Surviving are his wife of 61 years, Genevieve Hagar Sherman, two sons and daughters-in-law, William and Sally Sherman of Montgomery, Richard and Doris Sherman of Montoursville; one daughter and son-in-law, Yvonne and John Conrad of Montoursville; six grandchildren; one great granddaughter and several nieces and nephews. Friends may call at the Scureman Funeral Home in Mansfield on Wednesday, May 15, from 7-9 p.m. the funeral service will be held there on Thursday, May 16 at 10:30 a.m. with the Rev. Norman Evans officiating. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery, Mansfield. - Wellsboro, May 15, 1991

Dorothy Smith
1929 Diary
Myra Smith Renabel Smith
Maxwell Squires
 MANSFIELD--Miss Dorothy S. Smith, 80, of Mansfield RD 2, died Monday, Aug. 10, 1987, in Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro. She had been employed by Moore Business Forms, Elmira and Niagara Falls, NY, from 1929 to 1946. Miss Smith was a member of Elk Run Methodist Church, Elk Run. She was born Feb. 9, 1907, in Rutland Twp., Tioga County, a daughter of Emerson and Addie Makley Smith. Surviving are three sisters, Mrs. Iva Sherman, Mrs. Erma Tice and Miss Genevieve Smith, and two brothers, Roland and Robert, all of Mansfield. The funeral will be at 1 pm Thursday at Scureman's, 130 South Main Street.  Burial will be in Lawrence Corners Cemetery, Rutland Twp. The Rev. Robert Stump, he pastor, will officiate. Friends may call at the funeral home from 7 to 9 pm Wednesday.

SMITH, Renabel  - Mrs. Merrill Brodrick, 28, died at the Arnot Ogden Hospital on January 28 [1938], after a severe illness which lasted several weeks. Before her marriage, Mrs. Brodrick was Renabel Smith, only daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Lloyd Smith of 111 St. James Street. She married Merrill Brodrick on Feb. 5, 1933. She was graduated with honors from both the high school in 1927 and from the Mansfield State Teachers College in 1930. She was an outstanding basketball star while in high school and a basketball coach of unusual ability during her teaching period at the high school. She taught school for four years in the Mansfield Senior High School and was an extraordinarily successful teacher because she was loved and respected by her pupils. Mrs. Brodrick was an active and enthusiastic member of the Methodist Church and of the Utopian Literary Club. Her membership in any organization meant a definite and forceful interest on her part. Any task which was assigned to her was done thoroughly, competently and willingly. For this she was noted. She had the unusual ability of excelling in any duty which she performed. She is survived by her husband, two children, Marjory Jean and Robert Merrill; and her parents. A prayer service was held at the home of her parents Monday at 2:30 p.m. after which a service was held at the Methodist Church. The Rev. Charles H. Ouderkirk of the Mansfield Methodist Church officiated. Burial was in Prospect Cemetery.  

SQUIRES, Maxwell B. [SRGP 14785] – Maxwell B. Squires, 67, of 25 Wellsboro Street, Mansfield died Friday, April 4, 1975 in Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, after a lengthy illness. He was born June 30, 1907, in Mainesburg, a son of Bert and Ida Smith Squires. He was a member of the First Baptist Church. Mr. Squires was a retired  ~~acker. A Veteran of World War II he was a member of the American Legion Post, Mansfield. He also was a member of the Mansfield Odd Fellows Lodge. Surviving are a stepson, Scott Donaldson of Pine City, NY; a sister, Miss Josephine Squires of Mansfield; and two step-grandchildren. The funeral was held Monday at the Kuhl Funeral Home. Burial was in Gray Cemetery Sullivan Township. The Rev. Benjamin E. Nevin, his pastor, officiated. – Wellsboro Gazette, April 10, 1975, p.20 

Harold Leonard Watkins
Richard Lewis Wilson
Ralph  Milton York
WATKINS - Harold Leonard Watkins, 37, [SRGP 89193] of Wellsboro died at his home Monday evening at 8:30 of "self inflicted shot gun wounds" according to the report of Tioga County Coroner, Mr. Harry Williams of Elkland. It is believed that his death was accidental as he had just fixed his furnace and was cleaning his gun in the basement. Plans were being made for Thanksgiving Day. He was born in Mansfield, on December 3rd, 1909. He had been employed at Corning Glass Works for 16 years. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Florence Knaus Watkins; four children, Bernita, Louis, Dale and Mark all at home; his father and mother, Mr. & Mrs. Osmer Watkins of Mansfield and a foster brother, Charles Cole of Webster, NY. The funeral will be held at Trinity Lutheran Church at 2:00 p.m. today [Thursday]. Rev. Howard H. Leber, the pastor, officiating. Burial will be in the Mansfield cemetery. - Wellsboro Gazette, November 27, 1947

YORK, Ralph. M
Served on Southern Tioga School Board for 18 years. Age 92, of Mainesburg, Pa., August 29, 1998 at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro, Pa. He was born April 20, 1906 in Sullivan Township, the son of Bird & Estella Page York. Ralph was a retired farmer. He was a member of the former Elk Run Methodist Church, and a life long member of the E. Sullivan Grange and had served on the Southern Tioga School Board for 18 years. He is survived by 4 sons, Bird & Roger both of Mansfield, Pa., Elden of Troy, Pa. and Garry of Mainesburg, Pa; a daughrer, Grace York Selleck of Cazenovia, NY; 14 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren. he was predeceased by his wife, the former Idella Ashley in 1974. Friends are invited to call at the Wilston Funeral Home, 18 N. Main St., Mansfield, Pa. Tuesday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral services will be held there Wednesday at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. James Bellamy officiating. Burial in Gray Valley 

Wellsboro Gazette June 9, 1927

Mansfield H.S Seniors Leave for Washington

Forty-Four Graduates in Class of ’27 – Other News From That Vicinity

Mansfield, June 8th. The High School graduating class left Monday on their Washington trip. They expect to have the time of their lives.

Mr. And Mrs. H.A. Davis, of Rochester, were over Sunday guests of Mrs. Charles Burk.

Assist. Supt. Of Schools E.E. Marvin and daughter, Miss Tenn, were calling on Mansfield people Saturday evening.

Allen Doughton, son of Dr. Doughton, of the Teachers’ College, has become assistant in the Bates Pharmacy in this place.

The Commencement exercises of the Mansfield-Richmond High School were held Friday evening in the Presbyterian church. Rev. D.J. Griffith made the prayer, Mrs. Helen Wilson presided at the organ. Recitations, songs and orations were rendered by Amy French, Hazel Reynolds, Renabel Smith, Elva Nyenhuis, Daryl Shaw, Josephine Champney, Raymond Austin, Dorothy Smith, Ruth Inscho, Erma Kelly, Clifford Jenkins, Margaret Doughton. Prof. Longstreet presented the diplomas. There were 44 graduates. The Class Day exercises were given Wednesday afternoon in the same place, the banquet on Wednesday evening, and the class play, entitled "Adam and Eva," was given in Alumni Hall on Friday evening.

1927 Mansfield High School Yearbook

Alumni News

We, of the Alumni, looking back to our senior days, well recall the writing of orations, prophecies, wills and the innumerable tasks attendant in the dispatch of them.  We gracefully blush as we recall the flattering pinnacles on which we placed one another in our prophecies.  Never has a class passed through these portals of learning but that one of its members was to be entrusted with the Presidency of the United States at some future date.  A few more years of seasoning and we may begin to expect results.  These notes do not, therefore, record the illustrious rise of an Alumnus or Alumnae to the exalted position of prophet.  The Alumni is a substantial group of common people striving merely to attain that “Golden Mean” of the ancient Greeks.

Joe “Dutch” Bedenk will take up his duties as head coach of football at the University of Florida this September.

Joseph Panepinto and Philip Datillo are attending State College.  According to all reports they have been model frosh.

Olive Longstreet, Marian Decker and Edson Strange are studying at the University of Illinois.

Reed Smith is studying engineering and softly crooning little ditties at Syracuse:
“I know the engino;
I know what makes it go.
How in the world did I find that out?
The Dean told me so!”

Hallock Wood finishes at Franklin and Marshall this year.

A large number of our recently made Alumni are registered at the Normal.  It is very gratifying to see them carrying off so many honors in the various fields of activity on the Hill.  Sarah Bates is Salutatorian of this year’s class.  Donald Benson, President of the Freshman Class, has put in a busy and profitable year organizing the activities of the class and getting things in general on the Hill under control.  Earl, “Fat,” Mudge was elected next season’s captain of football by his team mates.  Francis Kelly was captain of the basketball team this last season and Paul Miller is the captain-elect of next year’s ball cagers for the Red and Black.  Other members of the Alumni have taken part in dramatics and social activities throughout the year.

Each year gives rise to a new group of gluttons for punishment, sacrifices on the altar of humanity.  Those receiving awards this season are Mae Lent, Margaret Webster, Margaret Williamson, Doris Ingalls, Richard “Dick” Stilwell, Janice Clark, Marie Kiley, Ruth Blair, Gladys Warters, and Gordon Warters.  Married.

Prof. Passmore has finished his course at State College and is teaching at Altoona.

Mary Ayres, Velma Curtis and Neva Deuel are teaching in New Jersey.

Carl Chamberlain, Richard Knowlton, Ward McConnell and Lyman Champney are milk testers.

Paul Gardner is teaching at East McKeesport, and attending the University of Pennsylvania.

Alice Jeralds is teaching in Porto Rico.

Hugh Seelye is clerking in the First National Bank.

Kenneth Cornwell has completed his work at State College and is teaching in Williamsport.

Hamilton Brown is with the U. S. Marines in China.

Arline Hitchcock is teaching in Elmira.

Richard “Dick” Lowe is selling Invest Bonds for Rollins & Co.

Howard Goodall is second assistant barber at McConnell’s Barber Shop.  Howard is next in line for advancement as visiting barber into the inner recesses of the Beauty Shoppe.

Donald Baldwin is teaching music in Norristown.  Donald has a fine high school orchestra.

Ray Smith is situated in Baytown, Texas.  Ray is one of the leading bankers of the city.

George Curran is an expert horseman with the Third Cavalry, Fort Myers, Virginia.

Code Smith is working for a wholesale drug company at Pittsburgh.

Edward Bailey is getting on fine at Castle Point, New York.

Howard “Duke” Obourn has gone out of business and expects to attend college next year.

Others of the Alumni whom we have missed are gone, but not forgotten.  We have herewith published notes concerning all from whom we have heard this year.  The editor of last year’s notes suggested the members of the association drop a card during the year to the Manscript Board, so that the Alumni Editor might have a snap of it in writing up this department.  I have an amendment to offer to that very suggestion.  It would be fine for next year’s Alumni Editor to send each member of the Alumni an addressed postal card.

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