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Mansfield High School Graduates 1930
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.

Class of 1930
in 1938
ALGER Robert 1930 Box 304, New Iberia, La Well Surveying Co.   40714 1913-1989
AMBROSE Cyrus 1930 Ainuchee, Ga. Attending College   97528 MSTC 1937 1909-1986 Tennessee
BAILEY Frances 1930 333 W. Broad St., Hazleton, Pa.   Rudolph Hotalen, [Raymond Shay] 17068 1913-1997 Prospect Cemetery
BARDWELL Evelyn 1930 R D 1, Troy, Pa.   Lyle Smith 03669 1913-2010 State Road Cemetery
BENNETT Arthur 1930 Wheelerville, Pa. Teacher 91270
BENSON Marie 1930 404 S. Main St., Horseheads, NY   Dana R. Burt
BROWN William J. 1930 633 Gray St., Williamsport, Pa.     96296
BROWN Thomas 1930 515 Morley Place, Elmira, NY   [Jeanette Westlake]  18677 1911-2002 Watson Cemetery
CADY Hugh 1930 Mansfield, Pa. Preston's Store   75229 1911-1992 Prospect Cemetery
CARPENTER Helen 1930 109 Main St., Penn Yan, NY   Haddow/ Jensen 86948
CHAMBERLAIN Harold B. 1930 Mainesburg, Pa.   Eloise Smith 03671 1910-2002 State Road Cemetery
COLES Stacy 1930 c/o John J. Hall, Columbia Univ.,NYC Teacher 21695 MSTC 1934 1913-1996
COOK Arland 1930 Troy, Pa. Pharmacist Dorothy Brown  14237 1911-1984 Glenwood Cemetery
COOK Rexford 1930 Mansfield, Pa. Cleaning Establishment Rebecca Simmmons, Christine Clark  14238 1910-2002 Champlin Cemetery
COREY Arthur 1930 R D 2, Mansfield, Pa.     79500 1912-2003 Massachusetts
DIETSCHE Helen F. 1930 Mansfield, Pa.     95264 1913-1994
FRELIGH Ruth 1930 Box 186, Stoneboro, Pa.   D. Lee Mohney 92019 1912-1999 Mercer County PA
FRENCH Edith 1930 Box 155, Nashville, Tenn. George Peabody College   94691 1913-1970 Virginia
GARRISON Nellie 1930 Box 55, Leonardsville, NY Home Ec Teacher William Sands  42644 1912-1996
GEIGER Elmer 1930 Mansfield, Pa.   Ruth Hendricks 32985 1909-1943 Prospect Cemetery
HAGAR Fordyce 1930 Mansfield, Pa.     24756 1912-2000 Tioga CMG
HAGER Frederick 1930 Mainesburg, Pa.     84165
HAGER Raymond 1930 Mansfield, Pa.     27728 1912-2003
HARKNESS John 1930 Cambridge, NY Presbyterian Minister   83367 1912-1980
HUBBARD Wilda 1930 Mansfield, Pa. Teacher, Charleston   35899 MSTC 1934 1913-1980 Salem St Paul
JERALD Esther 1930 Mansfield, Pa. Teacher, Tunkhannock   83328 MSTC 34 1912-2011 Prospect Cemetery
JOHNS Winthrop 1930 114 Beechwood Ave., Boundbrook, NJ Research Corp   13730 1912-1995 Williamsport
JUPENLAZ Louise 1930 684 Broadway, Rochester, NY    
KNOWLTON William 1930 Sonestown, Pa. Teacher   27496 1912-1992
LENT Merrill 1930. Mansfield, Pa    86602 1915-1981
MUDGE Viola 1930 R D 1, Mansfield, Pa.   Eldred Bartoo 03562 1912-1956 Woodlawn, Canisteo
OBOURN Elizabeth 1930 1129 Bridge St., Philadelphia, Pa.   John Maynard 89663 1912-1962 Galeton
OWEN Elvira 1930 Doster, Mich. Kelloggs Pine Lake Camp [Myler] 92753 1911-2005 Dearborn MI
PALMER Ailen 1930 2166 N. W. Irving, Portland, Ore   K. A. Tyler 94480 1912-1996 Montana
PARKER Byron 1930 Mansfield, Pa. Works in A & P Store   91741
PHELPS Vivian 1930 Mansfield, Pa.   Fred Bennett 12038 1913-1969 Denver CO
ROSE Leone 1930 4 Regina Ave., Bellmore, L.I. NY Teacher [Dr. Leone Roselle NYC 1995]  21719 1913-1998
SEYMOUR Stanley 1930 Mainesburg, Pa. Teacher Mary Delphine Welch 03571 1913-1991 State Road Cemetery
SMITH Eleanor L. 1930 Y.W.C.A., Williamsport, Pa.   [Herbert White]  23127 1909-2006
STAUFFER Marleta 1930 Mainesburg, Pa.   Welch Harvey 04294 1913-1975 Mainesburg Cemetery
SIMMONS Frank 1930 Deceased     92498 1912-1932 Prospect Cemetery
VANDUSEN Margaret 1930 Naples, Fl   Joe Weeks 94131
YOUMANS Ruth 1930 1503 Maple St., Sayre, Pa.   Ruth Schrader 97656 1912-1998
Photos from 1930 Manscript - Yearbook of Mansfield High School
Robert Alger
Frances Elizabeth Bailey
Evelyn Bardwell
Wellsboro Agitator, April 13, 1938, p.1
Receives Appointment
Robert Alger [SRGP 40714], son of Prof. & Mrs. Hugh Alger, of Mansfield, has signed a contract with the Schlumberger Well Surveying Corporation, which has its world headquarters in Paris, France. The head office of the corporation in this county is in Houston, Texas, where Mr. Alger received his appointment. He is a graduate of the Mansfield Senior High School  and State Teachers College and in January was graduated from the Missouri School of Mines.

AMBROSE, Cyrus G. [SRGP 97528]


Of Route 2, Andersonville, passed away suddenly Thursday at St. Mary’s Medical Center. Members of United Methodist Church. Mr. Ambrose was retired from the Social Security Department, Philadelphia, PA and a veteran of WW II. Mrs. Ambrose was a retired Knoxville City School Teacher with 30 years of service. Mrs. Ambrose is survived by: sisters, Mar. Attella Hunley, Knoxville, Mrs. Lola Hubbs, Heiskall; half-brother, Hershal Troxler, Muncie, Ind.; several nieces and nephews. Funeral service 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Rose Chapel, Rev. Oliver Wolfenbarger officiating. Interment New Loyston Cemetery, Union County. The family will receive friends 7-9 p.m. Friday at Rose Mortuary – written on clipping 15 April 1986

BAILEY, Frances Elizabeth [SRGP 17068] –Frances Elizabeth Shea, 83, of Mansfield, died Tuesday, Feb. 18, 1997, at the home of her son, Raymond. She was a teacher at Blossburg Elementary School, Blossburg. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church, Mansfield. Preceding her in death was her husband, Raymond, in 1969. Surviving are a son, Raymond E., of Mansfield; a sister, Jeannette Rose of Mansfield; a brother Donald Bailey of Mountain Home, Ark.; two grandchildren; one great-granddaughter and several nieces and nephews. There will be no calling hours or public funeral services. Arrangements were made by Scureman’s Funeral Home, Mansfield. – Wellsboro Gazette, 26 February 1997, p.9


BARDWELL, Evalyn - Evalyn B. Smith, age 97, formerly of Mainesburg, PA, died Friday, October 15, 2010 at Broad Acres Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Wellsboro, PA. Evalyn was born July 14, 1913 in Sullivan Township, a daughter of George and Ella (Gardner) Bardwell. She was the wife of Lisle Thomas Smith who died in 2003. Evalyn was employed as an office manager at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital before her retirement. She was an accomplished piano player, a member of the former Canoe Camp Church of Christ, Disciples and the Elizabeth Rebekah Lodge #291 since 1947. Evalyn is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Gerald and Barbara Smith of Williamsport, PA; a daughter and son-in-law, Maxine and Randall Mills of Wellsboro, PA; nine grandchildren, numerous great grandchildren and several great great grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband, Lisle, and a sister, Ruth Shaylor. Family and friends are invited to call on Tuesday, October 19, 2010 from 10:00 A.M. to Noon at the Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Crematory & Monuments, PC, 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA. Funeral services will follow at Noon at the funeral home with the Pastor Chris Shafer officiating. Burial will be in State Road Cemetery, Sullivan Twp. Memorial donations may be made in Evalyn's name to the Mainesburg United Methodist Church, Rt. 6, Mainesburg, PA 16932, or the American Macular Degeneration Foundation, P O Box 515, Northampton, MA 01061-0515. - Elmira Star Gazette, October 17, 2010

Arthur Bennett Marie Benson William J. Brown
Thomas Curtin Brown
Helen E. Carpenter Hugh Cady
BROWN - Thomas Curtin Brown, age 91 died on Thursday, May 9, 2002, at home surrounded by his loving and caring family. He was born May 7, 1911 in Sullivan Township, PA, the son of the late Fay B. and Carrie Sweely Brown. Thomas was so pleased to make it to his 91st birthday on Tuesday. In 1934 he married Jeannette Westlake. They have enjoyed 67 wonderful years of life and love together. He was a 1930 graduate of the Mansfield High school. While attending Mansfield, he was first employed by his grandparents, Curt and Jane Sweely on the family farm in Roseville, PA. Upon his graduation, he worked for E.E. Schmick Ice Cream on Broadway Street, Elmira, NY from 1930-1940. "Tom" as he was affectionately known, was the first to bottle homogenized milk in Elmira in 1935. During WW II, in the 40's he worked for the Eclipse and Maple Farms. From 1946-1976 he was employed by the Chamberlains Dairy in Elmira, NY. Upon his retirement he worked as a security guard for the A & P Plant and for Corning, Inc. "Tom" was the past president of the Millerton volunteer Fire Department serving 2 consecutive terms. He was very active in the local Boy Scouts of America and served on the Northern Tioga School Board. He enjoyed chaperoning the dances at the Fire Department for the High Schoolers. In his spare time, he was interested in and enjoyed reading biographies of past presidents. He was an avid fan of the Williamson and Elkland Basketball teams and was pleased to attend any of their games with his close friend "Si" Simons. His survivors include his beloved wife, Jeannette; loving children, Russell T. (Shirley) Brown; Joanne C. Weir; Douglas F. (Charlotte) Brown; Barbara J. Fisher; Thomas Curtis (Bernadette) Brown; sisters, Donna Enderle and Katherine Furman; brother, Jack Brown; along with 13 grandchildren; 16 step-grandchildren; 10 great grandchildren; several nieces, nephews, cousins and many close friends. Predeceased by his brother Wilbur in 1983. Family and friends are invited to call at the Olthof funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira, NY on Saturday, May 11, 2002 from 1-3 and 6-8 PM and on Sunday from 1-2 PM. funeral Services will be held at the conclusion of calling hours on Sunday at 2: 00 PM. The Rev. Douglas Hodge will officiate. Interment will take place at the convenience of the family in the Watson Cemetery in Roseville, PA. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be directed to the Millerton volunteer Fire Department or to the Jackson Center Methodist church. - Source - Olthof Funeral Home obituary

 Hugh W. Cady, 81, of 7 1/2 North Main St., Mansfield, died Monday, Oct. 26, 1992, at home. Born Feb. 2, 1911, in Jobs Corners, he was the son of William R. and Maude Baity Cady. He was a member of the Mansfield Chamber of Commerce. He owned and operated Cady's Mens Stores in Westfield and Mansfield from 1953 until retiring in 1976. Preceding him in death was his wife of 54 years, Martha Budnick Cady, on Sept. 20, 1986, and grandson, Alan Cady, on Aug. 22, 1978. Surviving are two sons and daughters-in-law, Philip D. and Shirley Cady of Lemont and John and Diane Cady of Mansfield; two daughters, Marilyn Kemp of Mount Pleasant Gap and Alice Kelly of Mount Dora, Fla.; six grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; one sister, Alice Magor of Oakmont; several nieces and nephews; special friends and care-givers, Richard and Susan Roe of Mansfield. Friends may call at the Scureman Funeral Home, 130 S. Main St., Mansfield, on Wednesday, Oct. 28, from 7 pm to 9 pm. Services will be held there on Thursday, Oct. 29, at 11 am with the Rev. Ira Hindman officiating. Burial will be made in Prospect Cemetery, Mansfield. Flowers would be appreciated or memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimers Association or to Mansfield University Foundation Adult Basic Education Program.

Harold B. Chamberlain
Stacy J. Coles
Arland B. Cooke
               Harold Chamberlain, 91, of Mansfield, died Wednesday, July 24, 2002, at the Green Home, Wellsboro.   Born Nov. 12, 1910, in Mainesburg, he was the son of Albert and Neva Bartlett Chamberlain.  He was a member of the Bakersburg Community Church and was an avid outdoorsman. He enjoyed spending time with his family, gardening and golfing  and was a retired farmer.  Preceding him in death were his wife Eloise Smith Chamberlain and one son, Richard Chamberlain.  Surviving are two daughters and sons-in-law, Ann and Herbert Gusitsch of Mansfield, Carol and William Van Orden of Bellefonte; one daughter-in-law, Phyllis Kennedy Chamberlain; eight grandchildren; four great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Calling hours will be held Saturday, July 27 from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the  Scureman Funeral Home, 130 South Main St., Mansfield.  Services will immediately follow calling hours at 11 a.m. with Pastor Dave Dressler officiating.  Burial will be made in the State Road Cemetery, Mainesburg.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Bakersburg Community Church, Mainesburg, Pa. 16932.

Mansfield Advertiser, 29 September 1948, p.1 Mansfield Man Receives Presidential Certificate of Merit

Dr. James Stacy Coles [SRGP 21695], Son of Mr. & Mrs. Edwin S. Coles, of this Place is Honored 

Dr. Robert H. Cole, associate professor of chemistry, and Dr. James Stacy Coles, assistant professor and executive officer in the chemistry department at Brown University were among several New England scientist to receive the Presidential Certificate of Merit at a Joint Army-Navy presentation ceremony this week at the University Club in Boston. The awards were presented in recognition of outstanding service performed by these men during World War II in connection with the Underwater Explosives Research Laboratory [National Defense Research Committee] at Woods Hole, Massachusetts. 

Dr. Coles was a member of the Woods Hole staff from 1943 to 1946, after which he spent three months as a Navy technician in the European Theater investigating foreign work on all phases of explosive research. He came to Brown in 1946 as an assistant professor of chemistry and was made an executive officer of that department in December, 1947. A native of Mansfield, Dr. Coles was graduated from Columbia University in 1936 and later received his Ph.D from that University, having taught at both the College of the City of New York and at Middlebury College before becoming a member of the National Defense Research Committee. He received his B.S. from Mansfield State Teachers College in 1934. He is a member of Phi Lambda Epsilon [honorary chemical fraternity]. Sigma Xi, the American Chemical Society, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the New York Academy of Sciences, the American Statistical Society, and the American Physical Society.  

Wellsboro Gazette, July 6, 1977
New York City Executive Honored at Mansfield College
Dr. James Stacy Coles president of the New York City based Research Corporation was honored as the outstanding alumnus at Mansfield State College during the institution's 109th annual Alumni Day activities recently. Dr. Coles was cited for "significant contributions to society and devoted service in assisting mankind to know a better life." Dr. Coles was presented the College's most coveted alumni honor, the Distinguished Alumni Award, by Dr. Swinsick, dean of the School of Education and a 1957 graduate of the College. In other alumni business conducted by the Honorable Robert M. Kemp, president of the Mansfield Alumni Association, three directors were named to the Alumni Board and a representative to the Mansfield Foundation, Inc was selected. Kemp a 1949 graduate of the College, serves as presiding judge of Tioga County. The directors elected to a three year term expiring in June 1980 were John Muto, Blossburg, Basil Harris, Galeton and Leon Lunn of Mansfield. Dr. Thomas Allis a dentist from Collegeville, Pa. was elected as a representative of the Alumni Association to the Mansfield Foundation. Lunn and Mrs. Marcella Hyde of Canton are already serving in that capacity. Dr. Coles, a native of Mansfield, heads a multi million dollar foundation which supports research in the natural sciences through grants to colleges, universities and scientific institutions. He has been president of Research Corporation since 1968 and has been a director of Research Cottrell Inc. - the parent organization of Research Corporation - since 1958. After graduating from Mansfield State in 1934 Dr. Coles earned AB, AM and Ph D degrees from Columbia University where he serves as trustee of Columbia Press. At Brown University in Providence, RI, he was a professor of chemistry and acting Dean of the College during his last year at that institution. He left to become president of Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine, a position he held for fifteen years. A former director of the American Council on Education Dr. Coles was also chairman of the Advisory Commission for the Higher Education Study of the State of Maine. He was a National Science foundation Delegate to the Indo American Conference on Chemical Education in India in 1969. Currently Dr. Coles is director of Chemical Fund Inc., one of the largest mutual funds in the United States. He is a director of Penwalt Corporation and Edo Corporation as well as trustee at large and Treasurer of Independent College Funds of America. Dr. Coles serves as a trustee of the American Savings Bank and is a member of the Committee on International Exchange of Scholars under the National Academy of Sciences. Last fall Dr. Coles was named to the Board of Directors of the Mansfield Foundation Inc., a non profit corporation developed to assist programs at the College.

Wellsboro Gazette, December 23, 1937
Mansfield Editor's Son to Wed New York Girl
Mr. & Mrs. Arthur B. Reed of Port Washington, Long Island, announce the engagement of their daughter, Miss Martha Louise Reed, to James Stacy Coles, son of Mr. & Mrs. Edwin S. Coles of Mansfield. Miss Reed was graduated from Barnard College last June, and is a bacteriologist in the New York laboratory of Alexis Carrel. Mr. Coles graduated from Columbia in 1936, and is teaching in the college of the City of New York,

COLES - Word has been received here of the June 12 [1996] death of Dr. Stacy Coles, who grew up in Mansfield. He died in a nursing home on Cape Cod. Further details are unavailable at this time. - Wellsboro Gazette, June 19, 1996

COOKE, ARLAND B.,    Private services for Arland B. Cooke, 72, Troy, were held at the convenience of the family, with Rev. Garry Zuber officiating.  Interment was in the Glenwood Cemetery.  Mr. Cooke died Saturday, June 30, 1984 at the Robert Packer Hospital.  He was born Oct. 14, 1911, in Rutland, Pa., the son of Otis and Lettie Seeley Cooke.  He was a member of the Troy United Methodist Church, member and past president of the Troy Lions' Club.  He was a very active Mason, belonging to the following groups; Trojan Masonic Lodge 306 F & AM, Troy Royal Arch Chapter 261, Towanda Scottish Rite, Northern Commandery 16, Knights Templar Towanda, Williamsport Consistory.  He was also a member of the Pedigraft Club, Sayre.  Arland was an avid traveler and enjoyed photography.  He has a keen interest in history and geography.  Mr. Cooke was a pharmacist owning and operating Cooke's Drug Store in Troy for 43 years until his retirement in 1975.  He is survived by his wife of 44 years, Dorothy Brown Cooke; sons and daughters-in-law, Jeffery and Judy Cooke, Queensland, Australia and James and Joanne Cooke, Fort Meade, Maryland; grandson, Christopher; granddaughters, Jamie Lee and Katie Lou; sisters, Erma Crumm, Millerton, Evelyn Guardino, Elmira; brother, Rexford, Westfield; sister-in-law, Anne, Louisianna; several nieces and nephews.  Memorials may be directed to the American Heart Association.  (TGR July 5, 1984)

Rexford O. Cooke
Arthur Corey Helen Dietsche
COOK, Rexford O. Age 91, of Westfield, PA, died Friday, January 25, 2002 at Drake's Personal Care Home, Galeton, PA. He was born May 6, 1910 in Roseville, PA, the son of Otis & Lettie Seely Cook. On June 3, 1972 he married Christine Clark Lewis in Cumberland, MD. He graduated from Mansfield High School. He was in the clothing business for many years in Westfield, PA and he assisted his wife at Cook's Variety Store in Westfield, PA. He belonged to Westfield Lodge #477 F. & A.M. & the Coudersport Consistory for over 50 years. He was a member of the Westfield United Methodist Church, the Westfield Historical Society & the Dads of the Knoxville V.F.W #6753. Survived by his wife of 29 years, Christine C. Cook; sons, Fred (Donna) Cook of Aiken, SC and Greg Cook of Ellington, SC; step-daughters, Bonnie (Gerald) Pierce of Wellsboro, PA, Karen (Frank) Shutter of Honeoye, NY and Debbie Losey of Knoxville, PA; step-son, Robert (Lynne) Lewis of Elkland, PA; sister-in-law, Dorothy Cook of Troy, PA; 3 grandchildren, 8 great grandchildren, 8 step grandchildren, 10 step great grandchildren; 2 nieces and 2 nephews. He was preceded in death by brothers, Arland & Sheffield Cook & sisters, Irma Crumm & Evelyn Guardino. A Memorial Service will be conducted Tuesday at 11:00 AM at the Westfield United Methodist Church. Rev. DR. James F. Bellamy, OSL, officiating. Burial in Champlin Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Westfield United Methodist Church.

Mansfield Advertiser, 21 May 1947, p.1
Lieut. Helen Dietsche at Walter Reed Hospital

First Lieutenant Helen F. Dietsche, Army Nurse Corps, has assumed duties at Walter Reed Hospital,it has been announced by Brig. Gen. George C. Beach, Commanding General of the hospital and the Army Medical Center. Lieut. Dietsche, who entered the Nurse Corps in March 1945, has been on duty at Camp Maxey, Texas; Camp Chaffee, Ark.; and was later transferred to the Pacific Theatre of Operations where she served with the 15th and 377th Station Hospitals in Korea. Her present assignment is the first since returning to the United States. A graduate of Mansfield High School, she took her nurse's training at Battle Creek Sanitarium and Hospital S.O.N., Mich. She also attended Columbia University's Teachers College in New York City. Her mother, Mrs. Florence Dietsche, resides at 736 22nd St., N.W., Washington, D.C.

Ruth Emma Freligh
Edith Christien French
Nelle M. Garrison

FRENCH, Edith Christien [SRGP 94691] – Mrs. Everett Q. Waterman the former Edith Christien French, 57, Head Librarian at Montgomery College in Takoma Park, Maryland, died of cancer Sunday, June 26th in Prince George’s General Hospital. She lived at 11800 Old Gunpowder Road, Beltsville, Maryland. Mrs. Waterman was born in Middlebury Center, PA and was a graduate of Mansfield State Teachers College and George Peabody College for Teachers in Nashville, Tenn. She held the B.S. in Education, B.S. in Library Science and the M.A. in Library Science degrees. She taught in the public schools of Pennsylvania, Virginia and Maryland before joining the staff of Montgomery College in 1956. She leaves her husband, two daughters, Boneta Sue and Annette, two sisters, Mary French Kemble of Annapolis, Maryland and Harriet French Camenga of Riverside, California, two nephews,Bruce and Dix Camenga, and three nieces. Services were at the S.H. Hines Co. Funeral Home in Washington, D.C. with burial in Culpeper[VA] National Cemetery. The family requests that expressions of love be in the form of contributions to the American Cancer Society. – Wellsboro Gazette, 16 July 1970, p.16

Elmer Geiger
Fordyce Hagar
Frederick Hager
GEIGER - E. Geiger Killed Wednesday
While Working on Transformer Near Westfield
Elmer Geiger, aged 38 years, serviceman for the Tri-County Rural Electric Co-operative Association, was killed at 1 p.m. Wednesday as he was working on a line two miles west of Westfield. Geiger was installing a transformer when the accident happened, details of which are not known. Several doctors from the area attempted to revive the serviceman for six hours, before finally pronouncing him dead. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Ruth Hendricks Geiger; two sons, Franklin and John; his mother, Mrs. Marie Geiger, and a sister, Marion, of Bath. Funeral services were held Saturday, Rev. Lester Schaff officiating; burial in Prospect cemetery at Mansfield. - Wellsboro Agitator, 12 May 1943

HAGAR - FORDYCE J. HAGAR, 87, of Mansfield, PA died March 10, 2000 at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro, PA. Born April 12, 1912 in Mansfield, PA, the son of the late Claude and Jennie (Bly) Hagar, he was a U.S. Army Veteran of World War II and served in the Normandy Invasion. Mr. Hagar was retired from the Mansfield Post Office where he was a mail carrier for over 28 years. He was a member of the Cherry Flats Baptist Church. He was a life member of the Mansfield hose Company and a charter member of the Mansfield Ambulance Association; a member of the Covington Odd Fellows and the Mansfield V.F.W. Post 6747. Surviving are his wife, Barbara J. (Barrowcliff) Jones Hagar, Mansfield, PA; sons, John "Jack" M. Hagar, Midland, TX; Larry Hakes, Pueblo, CO; daughter, Joanne Hagar, Corapolis, PA; step-children, Lonnie (Rose) Jones, Inverness, FL; Robert (Darlene) Jones, Wellsboro, PA; Bill Jones, Millington, TN; Cindy Ammerman, Troy, PA; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren; brother, Claude "Bill" (Esther) Hagar, Montoursville, PA; sister, Ina Hagar, Wellsboro, PA; several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by eight brothers and sisters. Funeral services were held March 14, at the Scureman Funeral Home, Inc., South Main St., Mansfield, PA with the Reverend Richard Kruger officiating. Interment was in Tioga County Memorial Gardens. Memorial contributions may be directed to the Cherry Flats Baptist Church Building Fund, RR1 Box 174, Mansfield, PA. -Elmira Star Gazette. [Wellsboro Gazette, March 15, 2000]

Raymond Hager
John Dickinson Harkness
Wilda Hubbard

HUBBARD, Wilda [SRGP 35899] – Wilda “Billie” Aylesworth, 66, wife of retired Air Force Col. Theodore R. Aylesworth, of 95 Decker St., Mansfield, died Thursday, Jan. 3, 1980, in Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro. Born June 23, 1913 at Mansfield she was a daughter of Wilson and Lidah Sparling Hubbard. She was a member of Covington United Methodist Church. Mrs. Aylesworth was graduated from Mansfield State College in 1934 and was a teacher for several years at Charleston and Millerton. She was a member of Knoxville Chapter 328 Order of the Eastern Star, Sebring Grange 1047, Liberty and the Liberty Area Historical Society. Surviving, besides her husband, is a brother, Lawrence Hubbard, of Mansfield. The funeral was held Sunday at the Kuhl Funeral Home, Mansfield. Burial was in Salem St. Paul Cemetery, Liberty. The Rev. Douglas Campbell, a United Methodist minister from Wellsboro, officiated. – Wellsboro Gazette, 9 January 1980, p.12

Esther Adelaide Jerald
Winthrop Johns Louise Jupenlaz

JERALD Esther A. Jerald
98, of Mansfield, died Thursday, June 30, 2011, at home. She was born Jan. 12, 1913, in Slate Run, the daughter of Frank and Janet Zacharias Jerald. Esther retired from teaching school in Moorestown, N.J. She was a member of the First United Presbyterian Church of Mansfield, D.A.R., Colonial Dames of America, Colonial Dames of the 17th Century, the New England Women, the Jamestown Society, and the Tioga County Historical Society. She is survived by two nieces, Mary Karen Imre of Easton, Conn., Janet Hecht of Elkins Park; two grand-nephews, Daniel Hecht of Yeadon, Matthew Hecht of Washington, D.C.; two great-grandnieces, Kira and Laney Hecht. In accordance with Esther's wishes, a private burial will be held in Prospect Cemetery, Mansfield. A service of Gary Wilston Funeral Home and Cremation Service. Wellsboro Gazette – July 4, 2011

William Dean Knowlton
Merrill Lent
Viola Mudge

KNOWLTON, William D. [SRGP 27496] - William D. Knowlton, 79, of Annapolis, and formerly of Hamilton, N.Y., died March 14, 1992, at the Manatee Memorial Hospital in Bradenton, Fla., following a brief illness. Born Aug. 8, 1912, in Liverpool, N.Y., he was the son of the late John Dean and Christine Kapp Knowlton. He was the husband of the late Kathryn L. Dildine, whom he married Oct. 10, 1936 in Orangeville, Pa., and who died April 24,1983. Mr. Knowlton married the former Mary Mattingly Spates on Aug 18,1988, in Hamilton, N.Y. Mr. Knowlton graduated from Mansfield State Teacher’s College in 1934, attended Penn State and Syracuse University, where he received his master’s degree in 1947 He taught public school music in Pennsylvania and Morris, N.Y and moved to Hamilton in 1947, where he became the director of music at Hamilton Central School until his retirement in 1971. He was a member of the Park United Methodist Church of Hamilton, where he served as Sunday school superintendent, choir director and on the administrative board. He also was a member of the F&AM Lodge 120 of Hamilton, and was an exempt member of the Fountain Fire Company No. 1 of Hamilton. Mr. Knowlton was a member of the Hamilton Lions Club, the Hamilton Club, Madison County Retired Teacher’s Association, New York State Retired Teacher’s Association and the Piano Technician Guild. He is survived by his wife, Mary Knowlton of Annapolis; two daughters, Jane Loop of Hubbardsville, N.Y., and Ann Gingras of Birch Run, Mich. ; one son, Dr. John Knowlton of California; a sister, Betty Young of Winter Haven, Fla.; seven grandchildren; and one great-granddaughter. The Hamilton Masonic Lodge will conduct a masonic service at 8 p.m. on March 19. Services will be held March 20 at 11 a.m. at the Park United Methodist Church in Hamilton. Rev. Donald Rush, pastor of the church, will officiate. Memorial contributions may be made to the music department of Hamilton Central High School. Arrangements were by the Burgess Funeral Home in Hamilton. - The Enterprise, Lex Pk., MD, Wednesday, March 18, 1992.

Elizabeth Obourn
Olive Elvira Owen
Aileen Palmer
Miss Elvira Owen, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. R. D. Owen, of Mansfield, has gone to Battle Creek, Mich., where she will enter the Battle Creek College of Nursing. Miss Owen was graduated from Mansfield Senior High School in June. [Wellsboro Agitator 13 AUG 1930]

Aileen Palmer

Montana, County Births & Deaths, Jefferson County 1978-2003
Aileen Nellie Tyler - b. 23 January 1912, Farmington Township, Tioga County, PA; d. 27 March 1996, Jefferson County
Montana Death Certificate; Cause - Congestive Heart Failure + Sepsis + Ruptured Diverticulosis
Died at Residence - 30 Court Circle Drive, Clancy, Montana 59634; Married - Surviving spouse - Kenneth Tyler
Occupation - Registered Nurse; Education HS graduate + 3 years of college
Parents - Charles Locey Palmer + Wilda Leadbetter
Informant - Dr. Kenneth Tyler, P.O. Box 287, Clancy, Montana 59634
Burial - St. Ann's Cemetery, East Helena, Montana

Byron Parker Vivian Phelps
Leone Jane Rose
Stanley Seymour
Frank Simmons Eleanor Smith
 Stanley A. Seymour, 78, of RD 1, Mainesburg, died Friday, Dec. 20, 1991, at the Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro. Born July 28, 1913, in Sullivan Township, he was the son of Ernest and Mary L. Richmond Seymour. He was a lifelong member of the State Road Baptist Church.  He was a retired school teacher, having taught for 40 years in area schools, and was a dairy farmer in Mainesburg for many years. Surviving are his wife of 57 years, Mary Delphine Welch Seymour; one son and daughter-in-law, R. Duane and Marilyn Seymour, of Mainesburg; two daughters and sons-in-law, Linda and Ronald Farrell of Mansfield, and Marcia and Gilbert Romaine, of Laurel, Md; eight grandchildren, four great-grandchildren; three step-great-grandchildren; one sister, Doris Bullard, of Horseheads, NY; and one sister-in-law, Alta Seymour, of Benton Center, NY. Calling hours were held at the Scureman Funeral Home, 130 South Main Street, Mansfield, on Sunday, Dec. 22 at 1 pm. Services were held at the funeral home on Monday, Dec. 23, with the Rev. Benjamin E. Nevin, pastor of First Baptist Church, Mansfield, officiating. Burial was made at State Road Cemetery in Mainesburg. Memorial donations may be made to the State Road Baptist Church, Mainesburg, Pa. 16932.

SIMMONS, Frank W., Jr. [SRGP 92498] – The death of Frank W. Simmons, Jr., last Wednesday was a decided shock to Mansfield people. Having lived here since he was three years old, graduating from the High School in 1930, and always going about his duties so pleasantly and politely, he had earned a high degree of the respect of the citizens. Frank W. Simmons, Jr., met death by his own hand at Rollins College, Winter Park, Fla., about noon, Wednesday, March 30th. President Hamilton Holt telegraphed his parents as follows: “ Am irrepressibly shocked and grieved at terrible tragedy that has befallen you and Rollins College. None of us can think of any reason for this, for the boy had fine scholastic record and was apparently having a successful life here, from every standpoint. Dean Engart will get in touch with you immediately, and will follow out your wishes in every particular. It there is anything I can do, please telegraph.” Even before Dr. Holt’s telegram had arrived, Dean Engart had gotten through by telephone and made known what had happened. Frank had gone into the room of one of his schoolmates in Rollins Hall, the dormitory in which he lived, obtained his friend’s revolver and used it. At his home there is equal inability as at Rollins, to advance any motive for Frank’s act. He had left home the previous Saturday morning, after his Easter vacation, wired his people Monday morning of his safe arrival on Sunday evening, and had written them Monday evening, giving details of his return trip, and saying he would write again the last of the week. It is one of the unexplainable tragedies of life. Frank was born at Williamsport, January 20, 1912, the son of Frank W. and Stella Lownsberry Simmons. He had just returned to Rollins College, Florida, where he was a Sophomore, after spending the Easter vacation with his parents at Mansfield, In his letter home he spoke of the fine time he had had at home and of his looking forward to coming home for the summer vacation. At Rollins College he was business manager of the college paper, the Sandspar, and had won the admiration of the college for putting the paper on its feet financially. He stood high in his studies, and the many telegrams and letters from students and teachers at Rollins gave testimony of the esteem in which he was held. James H. Ottaway, editor-in-chief of the Sandspar, wired: “Please accept sincerest sympathy from me as Frank’s co-worker and his sincere friend. Frank brought the paper form a very unstable financial condition to the best in its history. I miss him severely as friend and as co-worker.” The funeral held from the home of his parents last Saturday afternoon was largely attended and the floral tributes gave ample evidence of the esteem in which he was held. The Rev. Griffiths gave a beautiful service. Burial was in Prospect Cemetery. The following were the bearers: Frederick Simmons, Arthur Simmons, Bert Simmons, Will Simmons, John Harkness and Robert Alger. – Mansfield Advertiser, 6 April 1932, p.1

Eleanor S. Age 96, of Rock Stream, NY, died Monday, March 27, 2006, at Seneca View Skilled Nursing Facility, Montour Falls, NY. Friends may call from 3-6 p.m., Wednesday, March 29, at the Baird Funeral Home, 36 Water Street, Dundee. A funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Thursday, March 30, at the Rock Stream Presbyterian Church, Old Lake Road, Rock Stream, with Rev. Lucinda O´Leary, Rev. Marion Massecar and Rev. Judy White officiating. Burial will follow in Lakemont Cemetery, Lakemont, NY. Memorial contributions may be made to the Rock Stream Presbyterian Church, P.O. Box 786, Rock Stream, NY 14878. Eleanor was born May 13, 1909 in Sullivan Township, Pennsylvania, the daughter of the late Ross H. and Jennie Watson Smith. On January 1, 1934 in Elmira, she married the late Herbert J. White; he died on July 20, 1993. They moved to Rock Stream that same year to own and operate their own dairy farm, which they sold in 1969. Mrs. White was a very active member and Deacon of the Rock Stream Presbyterian Church, and a member of the Rock Stream Ladies Aid & Missionary Society. She is loved and will be dearly missed by three sons, Norman J. (Doris) White of Kennewick, WA, Edwin F. (Rev. Judy) White of Horseheads, David L. (Sandy) White of Hickory, NC; twin daughters, Fay W. (Thomas) McIlroy of Elmira, and Kay E. (John) Shepard of Rock Stream; a sister, Claribel (Karl) Margeson of West Chester, PA; ten grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, several nieces, nephews, step grandchildren, and step great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by a brother, Leaman Smith in 2000; and a randdaughter, Carolyn Marshall in 2001.

Marletta J. Stauffer
Lester Carl Shaw
also in 1929 Yearbook
Margaret Elizabeth VanDusen
Mainesburg Cemetery
STAUFFER - Marletta J. Harvey, age 61, of Mainesburg, died Tuesday, Nov. 11, 1975 at her home. She was born Dec. 7, 1913, in Mainesburg, a daughter of Gordon and Gladys Brainard Stauffer. Surviving are her husband, Welch W. Harvey; mother, Mrs. Gladys Stauffer; daughter, Mrs. Richard [Jeanne] Wise of Mansfield; two sons, Gordon of Mainesburg and Lee of Mansfield, RD#3; brother, Byron Stauffer of Mansfield; and seven grandchildren. She was a member of the Mainesburg United Methodist Church, Secretary of the Sullivan Township Supervisors, and had been a postal clerk at the Mainesburg Post Office for 13 years. Funeral services were held Friday at the Kuhl Funeral Home in Mansfield, with Rev. Allan Shumway, her pastor, officiating. Burial in the Mainesburg Cemetery. - Wellsboro Gazette, November 20, 1975

     Lester Carl Shaw, 69, of 375 N. Main Street, Mansfield died July 28, 1981 at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro.  Born November 18, 1911 in Richmond Township, he was the son of the late John H. Shaw and Mrs. Leda O. Shaw of the Carleton Nursing Home, Wellsboro.  He was a member of the Mansfield Presbyterian Church; Friendship Lodge F & AM, Mansfield; World War II Army veteran serving in Guadal-canal and the Pacific Theatre of Operations and a retired mail carrier with 43 years of service.  Mr. Shaw was a 1929 graduate of Mansfield High School, an avid sportsman who raised championship beagles and a member of the Prospect Cemetery Board.  Surviving are in addition to his mother, two sisters, Miss Martha E. Shaw of Philadelphia and Mrs. Esther Ferrer of Mansfield; three brothers, John H. of Milton, L.B. of East Syracuse, N.Y. and Edson of RD 3, Mansfield.  Friends are invited to call at the Kuhl Funeral Home, Mansfield Thursday, July 30, 1981 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.  The funeral will be held there on Friday, July 31 at 1:30 p.m. with The Reverend Benjamin Nevin officiating.  Burial will be in State Road Cemetery, Mainesburg.  Masonic services will be held at the funeral home Thursday evening at 8:45 p.m. by Friendship Lodge, Mansfield.

Of note from Burial Permit, cause of death, Acute massive myocardial infarction.

Ruth Ann Youmans

1929 Mansfield High School Yearbook

Alumni News

A group of jolly High School girls caught my attention a few days ago.  Laughing and merry they were, but then, joviality is a true characteristic of High School students.  When I saw this group so thoroughly enjoying themselves, it brought back to mind the “wonderful” days we spent at M. R. H. S.

I remember the fun we participated in, the work we did, and the dreams we dreamed and it is these dreams that we dreamed, or rather lived, that I am most interested in.

The aims of the High School pupil are exceedingly high.  It is well that this is so.  But what are aims if there is not the proper expenditure of time, energy and material.  As John Oxenham has put is:

“To every man there openeth a high way and a low, and every man decideth the way his soul shall go.”

To many of the Alumni life tasks have opened.  Others are still spending days in higher schools of learning, but wherever the Alumni members are, I am sure they join with me in saying to the class of ’29, “May your most cherished dreams be realized.”

Ellsworth Edgerton is teller in the First National Bank at Monterey Park, Los Angeles, California.

DeEtta Brace has completed her training at the Robert Packer Hospital at Sayre, Pa., and is doing special work at that same hospital.

Sarah Bates is Supervisor of Music in the High School at Liberty, N. Y.

Naomi Jaquish is Supervisor of Home Economics in Lancaster, Pa.

Wells Gould is teaching in Erie, Pa.

Dorothy Simmons is taking a course in Laboratory work at the Post Graduate Hospital, New York City.

Mr. and Mrs. Edward Smith are teaching at Beaver Falls, Pa.

There are no finer people than the people in your own home town, hence each town should put forth every effort to keep its young people within its own borders.  The following are members of the Alumni who hold positions, or are engaged in or around Mansfield:  Leigh Davis, Sheffield Cook, Howard Davis, Theodore Borden, Bryan Husted, Warren Davies, Gussie Jupenlaz, Helen Jupenlaz, Warren Miller, Elizabeth Bates, Frederick Burnham, George McClure, Ruth Hendricks, Donald Baldwin, Maryon Farrer.

Reed Benson is principal of the Wyalusing High School.

Kathryn Dorsett is teaching in New Albany, Pa.

The following Alumni are attending the Mansfield State Teachers College:  Allene Allis, Agnes Chamberlain, Lillian Cummings, Hilda Cleveland, Doris Benson, Helen Beach, Lelia Brace, Anna Doughton, Margaret Doughton, Carol Eighmey, Amy French, Harriet French, Verna Fuller, Genevieve Hager, Mary Howe, Louise Jerald, Helen Jones, Matilda Jupenlaz, Frances Lent, Tena Marvin, Leah Merrick, Agnes McCausland, Lorena Mudge, Phyllis Owen, Louise Palmer, Stella Precit, Dorothy Rose, Renabelle Smith, Mary Treat, Dorothy Van Dusen, Regina Van Dusen, Dorothy Webster, Beatrice Wood, Merle Woodard, Ellsworth Allis, Leo Allis, Ray Austin, Harry Beach, Fred Bennett, Harold Brace, Kenneth Brace, Merrill Broderick, William Blanchard, Maurice Cruttenden, Willard Ehlers, Alfred Gould, Carlton Harkness, Clifford Jenkins, Harold Baynes, DeLancy Hotalen, Theodore Hager, Laurence Hubbard, Fred Jupenlaz, Francis Kelly, Paul Miller, Herman Obourn, George Palmer, Gordon Powers, Edward Dorsett, Denzel Rose, Daryl Shaw, Harland Sherman, Lloyd Straughn, Ward Wheeler, Ernest Vosburg, Richard Wilson, Mary French, Eloise Powers.

Maurice Starkey is Supervisor of Music in Cohoes, N. Y.

Jay Baldwin is in Boston working for Maine & Co., of Pittsburgh.

Celia Cleveland has a position in Ulster, Pa., teaching Music and English.

Florence Cleveland is Music Supervisor in Halifax, Pa.

Lewis Dorsett is principal of the Charleston High School.

Ruth Decker is an instructor in the Lucy Webb Hayes School in Washington, D. C. Wellsboro Gazette, July 24, 1975
Thirty-Seven attend 1930 Class Reunion
The class of 1930, Mansfield High School, met in Fellowship Hall of the Mansfield Presbyterian Church on Saturday, July 19, 1975 to celebrate the forty-fifth anniversary of graduation. The Women's Association of the church, under the co-chairmanship of Mrs. David Cummings and Mrs. Donald Darnton, served a delicious banquet to thirty-seven members and guests. Enthusiastic greetings recalled the noisy teenage days of the group, some joining for the first time since 1930. Promptly at six-thirty, the Reverend John Harkness, President in 1930 of the class offered the blessing, after which the guests gave full attention to enjoyment of food and fellowship. Messages from absent members were read by John Harkness and class secretary Esther Jerald, added reminiscences to remarks from those present, recalling "the best years of our lives." Attending the affair were Cyrus Ambrose, Frances Bailey Shea, Evelyn Bardwell Smith & husband, Thomas Brown & wife, Hugh Cady & wife, Helen Carpenter Jenson, Harold Chamberlain & wife, Stacy Coles, Rexford Cook & wife, Ruth Freligh Mohney & husband, Fordyce Hagar & wife, John Harkness & wife, Wilda Hubbard Aylesworth & husband, Esther Adelaide Jerald, William Knowlton & wife, Byron Parker  & wife, Stanley Seymour & wife, Margaret Van Dusen Weeks & husband, Ruth Youmans Schrader & husband and faculty member, Gertrude Smiley Holst and Marion Gleckler.  

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