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

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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, #10, Friday, March 13, 1914

Mrs. Margaret Shepard of Canton is visiting her daughter, Mrs. Roy Allen.

Volume LI, #12, Friday, March 27, 1914

Berdell Phillips went to Elmira last week to she his mother, Mrs. D. H. Phillips, who is ill.

Mrs. Katherine Dibble and little daughter, Pauline were called to Lestershire, N. Y., on account of the serious illness of Mrs. Dibble’s brother, Edwin Vroman.

Volume LI, #16, Friday, April 24, 1914

Mrs. Margaret Darrow was visited by her daughter, Miss Cora Kellogg of Troy for a few days.

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

Mrs. Lydia Whithead has been quite ill for nearly two weeks. Her son-in-law, Dr. J. E. Everitt of Sayre, was down to see her last week. Her daughter, Mrs. Aden Rupert of Franklindale is helping care for her at present.

Mr. and Mrs. M. C. Swartwood and daughter, Mildred attended the tabernacle meetings at Troy Sunday.

Liba Vernon is working at Sayre. His son, Claude is staying with Mrs. Martha Brown.

Volume LI, #49, Friday, December 11, 1914

Mr. and Mrs. Herman Darrow, Riley and Robert, visited relatives in Elmira recently.

Roy Brown attended the funeral of his uncle near Shunk last week, Mrs. Earl Brown returned home with him.

Mrs. Rose Thompson is ill at the home of her brother, M. C. Swartwood.

Mrs. Lydia Hill of Burlington, Andrew and Fred Whitehead and Merrit Spencer attended the funeral of their cousin, Mrs. Archie Kilborn near Canton Sunday.


Troy Gazette-Register
Troy, Bradford Co., PA

Volume LII, #5, Friday, February 5, 1915

Mrs. Rose Thompson and two sons, Ralph and Elmer went Saturday to visit relatives at Forty Fort and Dorrencetown, Pa.

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

Rev. and Mrs. Ivan Spencer and little son of Reading Center, are visiting their parents, Mr. and Mrs. Merritt Spencer and other relatives.

Mrs. Margaret Shepherd of Canton visited her daughter, Mrs. Ray Allen a few days last week.

Volume LII, #15, Friday, April 16, 1915

Mr. and Mrs. George Darrow of Elmira, have moved in the house with their son, Lloyd Darrow.

Mr. and Mrs. Herman Darrow visited their brother, Rev. J. V. Darrow at East Smithfield recently.

Volume LII, #17, Friday, April 30, 1915

Mrs. Martha Brown returned Monday from Shunk where she had been on business connected with the death of her sister, Miss Sarah Hosier.

Volume LII, #24, Friday, June 18, 1915

Miss Geraldine Dexter of Troy, is visiting at the home of her uncle, Herman Darrow.

Edgar Swartwood of Elmira came Tuesday to the home of his brother, Monroe Swartwood.

Mr. and Mrs. J. G. Knowlden passed their 23d wedding anniversary Monday.

Volume LII, #27, Friday, July 9, 1915

Mrs. Margaret Shepard of Canton is visiting her daughter, Mrs. Roy Allen.

Volume LII, #29, Friday, July 23, 1915

Mrs. Curtis Petty and son, Meredith and infant daughter, Josephine of Gillett, are visiting relatives here.

Volume LII, #32, Friday, August 13, 1915

Mrs. Luther Beach recently entertained her brother, Claude VanKeuren and wife of Elmira.

Volume LII, #47, Friday, November 26, 1915

Harold Hosier, who has been living with Mrs. Martha Brown, has gone to West Virginia with his father, Watson Hosier.

December 1915 issues missing




Volume LIII – Number 1 – Thursday – January 6, 1916

Mr. and Mrs. Monroe Swartwood are spending several days with Mr. and Mrs. R. N. Adams at Forty Fort, Pa.

Morley Swain of Horseheads, N. Y., has been visiting at this place.

Mrs. Jennie Wilber returned last week Friday, from a week’s visit with her son, Raymond at Towanda.

Llewellyn, Roy and Gerald Allen were called to Sheshequin Sunday evening by the sudden and serious illness of their father, Martin Allen.

Horace Spencer went to Sayre last Saturday to see his son, Alfred, who is in the hospital there.

The funeral of Morris Brague of Canton was held in the Vroman Hill Church last week Thursday.  After the funeral, the ladies of that place served at the church a substantial luncheon to over twenty persons, relatives of Mr. Brague, most of whom had driven from Canton.  Interment was made in the Vroman Hill Cemetery.

Volume LIII – Number 4 – Thursday – January 27, 1916

Mrs. R. N. Adams of Forty Fort, Pa., has been visiting relatives here.

Mrs. Llewellyn Allen who has been in the Arnot-Ogden hospital at Elmira came home last Saturday much improved in health.

The cottage prayer meeting at Horace Spencer’s last week Wednesday evening was well attended.  It will be held at Lloyd Darrow’s this week.

Mrs. B. C. Phillips and baby Priscilla visited relatives near Osceola, Pa. Recently.

Alfred Spencer is home from the Packer hospital at Sayre and is gaining slowly.

Next Sunday will be junior league day.  The pastor, Rev. A. F. Hillmire, will preach a sermon for the boys and girls at 2 p.m.

Mrs. Martha Brown has been staying at Irwin Hattin’s near Granville Summit, where they have a young daughter.

LibaVernon and son Claude have returned to this place and are living in the Johnson house.

Morey Swain of Owego, N.Y. returned to his home Monday after a short visit here.

Volume LIII – Number 9 – Thursday – March 2, 1916

M. C. Swartwood and family are enjoying acetylene lights recently installed in their house and barn by Mr. Bulkley of Bradford, N.Y.

Morey Swain of Owego, N.Y., has been spending a week in this place.

Charles Monroe who has been sick for the past few weeks’ is about the same.

Our pastor, Rev. A. F. Hillmire preached a sermon Sunday to the boys and girls which was very much enjoyed.

Miss Mildred Swartwood stayed over Sunday at West Burlington, the guest of Mrs. Mort Kelley.

The school at Pension Street was resumed last week Wednesday, after several days vacation, owing to the illness of the teacher, Miss Allene Allen.

Asa S. Stevens who lives near Franklindale, lost his house by fire Sunday Morning.

The prayer meeting at M. C. Swartwood’s last Wednesday evening was well attended.  Rev. A. F. Hillmire and Mr. and Mrs. E. O. Hall of Burlington, were present.
Volume LIII – Number 10 – Thursday – March 9, 1916

Since returning from State College February 24, Cyril Darrow has made a trip to Choconut, Susquehanna Co., where he will conduct a creamery next summer, beginning April 15th.  While away, Mr. Darrow visited relative in Elmira.

Mrs. R. M. Allen and little daughter are visiting Mrs. Allen’s mother in Canton.

Mrs. Luther Beach returned Monday from Troy, where she had been staying for nearly a week with Mrs. J. M. Beach.

Seth Loomis of Pension Street is quite ill.

Merritt Spencer and Mr. and Mrs. Emery Cornell of Union, N.Y., were in this place last week.

Morey Swain, Luther Beach and family and Miss Mildred Swartwood attended the funeral of James Beach at Troy, Thursday.

There was no school at Pension St., last week owing to the illness of the teacher’s mother, Mrs. Perry Allen.

Volume LIII – Number 11 – Thursday – March 16, 1916

Fred Bolt of Plainfield, N.J., and Seymour Bolt and little daughter, Martha of Geneseo, N.Y., are visiting at Fremont Bolt’s.

Miss Ruth Fanning of Erin, was a guest at Luther Beach’s last week.

Charles Monroe, who has been ill is improving.

Miss Payne of Ithaca, N.Y., who is the musical director at the revival meetings at West Franklin, attended church here Sunday.

Martin Allen of Sheshequin, formerly of this place, who underwent an operation at the hospital at Sayre last week, is reported doing as well as could be expected.

Rev. and Mrs. J. V. Darrow and little son of East Smithfield, visited their parents and brothers in this place last week.

Mr. Bulkley of Bradford, N.Y., was at M. C. Swartwood’s Sunday.

Mr. and Mrs. Ardee Pratt will move upon the Heath farm near Burlington soon.



Volume LIII – Number 15 – Thursday – April 13, 1916

Mrs. Luther Beach who has been spending some time in Troy, and who was quite ill there, has returned home.

M. C. Allen of Sheshequin has been visiting at Roy Allen’s and M. C. Swartwood’s and attended church here Sunday.

Cyril Darrow goes this week Wednesday to Choconut, Susquehanna county, to take charge of a creamery.  The best wishes of his many friends go with him.

Louis VanVliet who has been driving the school wagon for Herman Darrow, has gone to work for John Rockwell at West Burlington.

Miss Myrtle Darrow closed a successful term of school at Bourne last Saturday.

Fred Bolt returned Monday from Plainfield, N.J.

Fay Wilber who underwent an operation for appendicitis at the Sayre hospital, March 24, returned home this week Monday.

Mr. and Mrs. George Darrow are preparing to move in the house with Mr. and Mrs. Herman Darrow.

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

Miss Myrtle Darrow is visiting relatives in Elmira.

Luther Beach has bought a piano for his daughter, Beatrice.

Floyd Bulkley of Bradford, N.Y., is installing acetyline lights in Horace Spencer’s house and barn.

Miss Allene Allen closes her school at Pension street, April 24th.

Claude Vernon has gone to live with a Mr. Coleman near Waverly, N.Y.

Leon McNeal of Burlington is working for Fay Wilber.

Rev. and Mrs. J. V. Darrow and little son of East Smithfield were at Lloyd and Herman Darrow’s two days last week.

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

Mr. and Mrs. Ed. Ayres of Towanda, were over night guests at M. C. Swartwood’s last week.

Miss Myra Spencer returned last week Monday from Laquin after spending a few days there in the interest of Junior League work.

Edsall Selleck is having acetylene lights installed in his house and barn.

There was prayer meeting at Laport Barrett’s last Friday evening.

Jesse Knowlden, Jr., has accepted a position as supply fireman on the Pennsylvania railroad.  His run being from Williamsport, Pa., to Canandaigua, N.Y.

Mrs. Harry Freelove and two youngest children of Troy, spent last week at her old home here.

Earl Brown has purchased the farm recently occipied by James Rockwell; and Ray Brown the Dwight Vroman place.

Fred Bolt is home for the summer.

Volume LIII – Number 21 – Thursday – May 25, 1916

Harold Hoosier is working for Roy Allen.

This community is saddened to hear of the tragic death of Rev. H. B. Allen of Blossburg.  Brother Allen preached at Fairview which is a part of Burlington charge, from 1897 to 1900, it being his first pstorate.

Sunday school has been organized at Vroman Hill, with J. L. McKean as superintendent and John Whitehead, assistant.

The Junior League social head at Horace Spencer’s recently was enjoyed by all.  There were thirty-four present including Rev. and Mrs. Hillmire and family of Burlington.  The games were in charge of Miss Myrtle Darrow, supper was served on the lawn, and the company were photographed.

Rev. A. F. Hillmire conducted the re-election of Sunday school officers last Sunday with the following result:  Superintendent, Lloyd Darrow; Assistant, Horace Spencer; Secretary, Carlton Swartwood; Treasurer, Marvin Darrow; Librarian, Mildred Knowlden; Missionary Superintendent, Myrtle Darros; Temperance Superintendent, Charles Knowlden; Cradle Roll Superintendent, Irene Whitehead; Organist and Primary Superintendent, Mildred Swartwood; Superintendent Home Department, Myra Spencer.  The following church officers were also elected:  Church Treasurer, Alfred Spencer; Church Secretary, Myrtle Darrow; Orgainst,  Myra Spencer,

Volume LIII – Number 24 – Thursday – June 15, 1916

Miss Myrtle Darrow and Charles Knowlden went to Towanda Mondday to attend the Summer Normal.

Mrs. James Beach of Elmira, is visiting at the home of her son, Luther Beach.

Miss Myra Spencer attended a meeting of the district Epworth League cabinet in Elmira last week Tuesday.

Mrs. Uriah Lucas and little son of Elmira, has been visiting at George Lloyd and Herman Darrow’s.  Mrs. Lucas came down Saturday, all returning Monday.

Rev. C. M Fanning of Erin, N.Y., was at Luther Beach’s a few days last week.

Mrs. M. J. Andrew is in very poor health.

Rev. and Mrs. J. V. Darrow and little son of East Smithfield visited relatives in this place last week.

Volume LIII – Number 25 – Thursday – June 22, 1916

Newton Grace is drawing milk to Troy.

Mr. and Mrs. William Hicks and children were in Troy Saturday.

Miss Jeanette Murray visited Dora Wolf, recently.

The Silent Circle met with Mrs. Herbert Gates, Thursday, June 15th.

May Newbury entertained the children of this place recently.

Mrs. William Horning and daughter Helen and Mr. and Mrs. George Murray, visited Elmer Stacy Thursday .

Mrs. Ira Cornell visited her parents recently.

Elbert Kinney had the misfortune to fall and brake his arm.  It is doing nicely.
Mrs. Edson Harkness visited Mrs. McKean Brace recently.

Mr. and Mrs. Steve Brace visited at McKean Brace’s last Sunday.

Mrs. Elmer Stacy visited Jeanette Murray Saturday.

Volume LIII – Number 26 – Thursday – June 29, 1916

Raymond Beach is visiting relatives in Elmira.

Charles Knowlden, a student at the Summer Normal at Towanda came home for a short stay last week.

Mrs. Elina Kenyon of Laddsburg visited friends and relatives here last week.

Mrs. Jennie Wilber returned last week Tuesday from a visit with Mrs. Francis Wilson in Elmira.

Mrs. Curtis Petty of Gillett has been visiting relatives here.