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Tri County Clippings- Troy Gazette Register 1914 - 1916 - Yesterday's News

Typed by Pat MOTT Gobea, Elaine Frey
These clippings from ancient and fragile newspapers stored above the Troy Gazette-Register office are being typed by Tri-County volunteers for presentation on site. Primarily we are preserving the neighborhood news columns and the obituary, marriage and birth information included in them. I intend also to include articles that show the influences on the lives and attitudes of our local populations at the time, and I will also illustrate the individual pages with ads from the era. Nothing is more revealing of lifestyle than the goods and services available.
The TGR covers the area of all townships surrounding Troy and many neighborhoods have a local column submitted, but not necessarily every week or even every year.
Our thanks goes to the staff of the Troy Gazette-Register for giving us access to this valuable old news so that we can share it with you. There is no better way to understand the culture and customs of our old communities than by sifting through these clippings.  Even the names of some of these old communities have ceased to exist in today's world, but we have them captured and preserved here.  If you do not have the time to enjoy the luxury of sifting through clippings, these will be included in the Search Engine which you can reach from the "Front Door" of the Tri-County Genealogy & History sites by Joyce M. Tice. 
Troy Gazette – Register
Troy, Bradford County, PA
Joyce's Search Tip - August 2008 
Do You Know that you can search just the 239 pages of Troy Gazette-Register Clippings on the site by using the TGR Clippings button in the Partitioned search engine at the bottom of the Current What's New Page
You'll also find obituary and other newspaper clippings using the three county-level Obits by Cemetery buttons and the general Clippings Button. Additional clippings can be found in the Birth, Marriage, and some other partitions. 

There is much of this year of papers missing.

Volume LI, #?, Friday, February 20, 1914

Mrs. Howard Bailey and daughter Louise spent the past week with Mrs. Bailey’s parents, at North Towanda.

Mr. and Mrs. Lynn Blackwell and children, Kenneth and Mildred attended the Luther’s Mills Ladies Aid at George Haight’s last Thursday.

Volume LI, #10, Friday, March 13, 1914

Pauline, the little daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. Waters was hurried away to the Packer Hospital for surgery.

Mr. and Mrs. J. Stuart Essenwine of West Burlington were callers at G. Essenwine’s.

The friends of Mrs. James Steel extend their sympathy in the death of her mother, Mrs. T. Davis of Ulster.

Mrs. Ray Campbell and baby spent a few days with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. P. J. Foulk at West Burlington.

VOLUME LI, #13, Friday, April 3, 1914

Fred Vroman was called to Binghamton, last week to attend the funeral of his brother, Edwin.

Volume LI, #42, Friday, October 23, 1914

Mrs. A. J. Phelps and daughter, Cleo are on a two weeks visit with friends at LeRaysville.

Mr. and Mrs. William Wright have closed their home here and gone to spend the winter with their daughter, Mrs. Scouten at Columbia X Roads.

Volume LI, #48, Friday, December 4, 1914

Mr. and Mrs. James Campbell and daughter, Ethelyn spent Thanksgiving with their daughter, Mrs. Harold Morley.


Troy Gazette-Register
Troy, Bradford Co., PA

Volume LII, #8, Friday, February 26, 1915

Mrs. Harold Morley spent Tuesday with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. James Campbell.

Volume LII, #13, Friday, April 2, 1915

Mrs. W. W. Wright, after spending the winter with her daughter, Mrs. Murray Scouten of Columbia Cross Roads, has returned to her home here.

Mrs. Emma Wilson and daughter, Cora, have moved their household goods to Athens, where they expect to make their home.

Volume LII, #25, Friday, June 25, 1915

Mrs. Harriett Everitt is at her home here after spending the winter with her niece, Mrs. Dix Ballard of Troy.

Mrs. James Campbell is caring for her mother, Mrs. Forest who is critically ill at her home in Smithfield.

The friends of Mrs. Albert Vandiver, sympathy with her in the loss of her home and its contents by fire at Wellsburg recently.  Mrs. Vandiver was formerly of this place and a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. M. F. Hulslander.

Volume LII, #36, Friday, September 10, 1915

Miss Helen Hall of York State, is visiting her brother, S. P. Hall.

Mr. and Mrs. Mark Ward are the happy grandparents of an eight-pound daughter, Doris Lucile, born recently to Mr. and Mrs. Lee Ward of West Burlington.

Volume LII, #39, Friday, October 1, 1915

Mr. and Mrs. Clark Heath and son, Arthur joined the excursion to Niagara Falls Saturday.

An event looked forward to by many, the birthday of Mrs. Harriet P. Everitt, was observed last Saturday.  At 79 Mrs. Everitt is cheerful, hopeful and young in spirit and as usual thoroughly enjoyed having her friends with her.  With a little assistance she is able still to attend to her household duties.  Not so many adults were able to be present as usual, but two dear little ones have been born into the company in the past year.  Babies Esther Irene Blackwell and George Stuart Essenwine.  Present on the happy birthday occasion were:  Mrs. J. D. Blackwell, Mrs. Delos Rockwell, Mrs. Jerome Stanton, Mrs. John Rockwell, Mrs. J. Stuart Essenwine and bay of West Burlington; Mrs. Lynn L. Blackwell and baby, Mrs. G. Essenwine, Mrs. D. A. Ross, Mrs. A. J. Phelps, Mrs. Howard Bailey and daughter, Louise, Mrs. M. F. Hulslander, Mrs. Develum Ross of Burlington.

Volume LII, #46, Friday, November 19, 1915

Mrs. M. F. Hulslander and daughter, Marion Rae are on an extended visit with friends in York State.

Mrs. Clark Heath entertained her sister, Mrs. Crawford from Mahoopany last week.

December 1915 issues missing




Volume LIII – Number 3 – Thursday – January 20, 1916

At the M.E. Church Sunday morning after an interesting sermon by the pastor, Ref. A.H. Hillmire on “Self Mastery,” the election of officers for the Sunday School resulted in the choice of the following:  Superintendent, B.A. Darrow; Assistant, Fred Whitehead; Secretary, L.T. Heath; Treasurer, E.L. Bourne; Corresponding Secretary, Mrs. J.H. Hill; Chorister, E.O. Hall; Organist, E.B. Dickinson; Assistant Organist, Mrs. T.J. Walters;
Superintendent of Missionary Department, Mrs. E.O. Hall; Superintendents of Temperance Department, Mrs. G. Essenwine and D.A. Ross; Superintendent Primary Department, Mrs. W.A. Pierce; Superintendent Cradle Roll, Mrs. George Bostwick.

The Whatsoever class met with Mrs. A.J. Phelps to do some extra work the class had taken up.  The regualr monthly meeting was pleasantly entertained at Mrs. H.O. Kingsley’s.

Allen Ross of Troy is spending some time with his parents here.

Mr. and Mrs. M. F. Hulslander are on a visit to their daughter, Mrs. Boyd Bailey at Shelly, Pa.

The West Burlington Band and their wives, with a number of their young people, pleasantly surprised Mr. Alfred Hulslander and bride Monday evening of last week.

Volume LIII – Number 10 – Thursday – March 3, 1916

Rev. A. H. Hillmire begins a series of revival meetings at the West Franklin church next Sunday night.

A variety shower was given Mr. and Mrs. Allen Ross Friday evening at the home of D. A. Ross.  A pleasant even was spent.  Cake and ice cream were served.

Mrs. Howard Bailey has returned to her home in the borough after serving as nurse at the county home since October.

Mr. and Mrs. J. D. Blackwell and Mrs. J. Stuart Essenwine and son, George, of West Burlington, were callers at Lynn E. Blackwell’s Friday afternoon.

Mr. and Mrs. D. A. Bourne recently entertained the Willing Workers at their home at Bourne’s Mills.

Mr. and Mrs. Allen Ross have accepted a position at the county home.

Miss Elizabeth Heath has a clerkship in J. Herbert Campbell’s store.

Mr. and Mrs. J. N. Hill, Mr. and Mrs. G. Essenwine, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Hill were recently entertained for dinner at J. Herbert and D. M. Campbell’s.

Mr. and Mrs. M. F. Hulslander are ill with the grip.  Their daughter, Marion Rae from the State Normal is home helping to care for them.



Volume LIII – Number 16 – Thursday – April 20, 1916

At the pleasant home of Former Postmaster and Mrs. A. J. Weldy, last Thursday the birthday of Mrs. Weldy was celebrated by thirty-one of her lady friends.  A delicious dinner was served at noon.  The birthday cake – pink and white with tapers – was made and presented by Mrs. Dr. Kingsley.  During the afternoon there was singing and much enjoyed numbers by the hostess and others on a very nice piano recently presented Mrs. Weldy by her husband.  All entered heartily into the spirit of the interesting occasion and the afternoon passed all too quickly.  At four o’clock the guests took their departure wishing Mrs. Weldy many returns of the day.

Phillip Campbell and Roy Ross went to Mansfield Saturday to attend the Spring term at the State Normal.

Miss Ruth Ross, Miss Gertrude Strope, Miss Elizabeth Heath, Miss Sarah Ross were invited to Luther’s Mills last Wednesday night to serve at the high school banquet.

Dean Ross of Painted Post spent Sunday in Burlington.

Volume LIII – Number 19 – Thursday – May 11, 1916

A birthday surprise party was given in honor of Mrs. Lynn E. Blackwell at her pleasant home in Elmira Street Saturday afternoon.  A fine supper was served and the occasion much enjoyed by the guests.

Mrs. Harry Lacey and daughter Agnes of Elmira spent the pst two weeks at D. A. Ross’.

Mrs. William Luke departed this life at her home in Burlington Thursday afternoon.  Her remains were shipped to Nebraska for burial.

The funeral of J. A. Darrow was held Wednesday afternoon in the Baptist church.  Rev. Percy of Smithfield officiating.  Interment was in Oak Grove Cemetery.

Philip Campbell and Roy Ross of the State Normal spent a few days at home last week.

Paul Essenwine of West Burlington spent a few hours with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. G. Essenwine Sunday afternoon.

Mrs. J. D. Blackwell, Mrs. John Rockwell, Mrs. J. Stuart Essenwine and little son, George of West Burlington, attended the birthday party of Mrs. Lynn E. Blackwell Saturday afternoon.

Mrs. Effie Bristol of Apalakin, spent the past week at A. J. Phelps.

A party was given Saturday evening at the home of Mr. and Mrs. McIntyre in honor of their son, Fred.

Mr. E. J. Jacoby of Ellis Hill, was a guest at C. T. Heath’s last week.

Mr. and Mrs. J. Herbert Campbell attended the funeral of Mrs. Ellen Brown in Towanda, Saturday.

Miss Sarah Ross and Miss Elizabeth Heath, were shopping in Towanda Thursday