Tri-Counties Genealogy & History by Joyce M. Tice
Tri-Counties Newspaper Clippings
Tri Counties Home Page
Warnings & Disclaimer
Online Research Library
No Commercial Use
Clippings Front Page
Tioga County Newspaper Abstracts
Chemung County Newspaper Abstracts
Troy Gazette-Register 1914 Table of Contents
Say Hello to Joyce
Advertisements illustrating these pages are from 1914 Issues
Brown's Bakery

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, #26, Friday, July 3, 1914

Mrs. M. L. Daly and daughters, Louise and Frances, motored from Van Etten on Friday and attended the Bailey reunion at Troy and social in Leona.


Troy Gazette-Register
Troy, Bradford Co., PA

Volume LII, #21, Friday, May 28, 1915

Last Friday afternoon, about thirty friends of Mrs. F. I. Hooker met at the summer home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. G. S. Ballard for a birthday surprise and picnic supper.

Miss Elizabeth Kendall of Burlington, spent several days with her sister, Mrs. Will Scott.

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

Mr. and Mrs. Wilber Kendall of Burlington, were up to see their daughter, Mrs. Will Scott, who is very ill.

Mrs. LaMott Lenox and Jessie Honeywell of Elmira, are visiting their parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Honeywell.

December 1915 issues missing




Volume LIII – Number 2 – Thursday – January 13, 1916

Rev, J. A. Holdcroft and Mrs. Holdcroft were in Elmira on Tuesday.

Mr. and Mrs. Will Scott entertained Charles Dickinson and the Misses Jessie Beales and Lila Rockwell of West Burlington, recently.

Mr. Jerry Kissan was down from Watkins, N. Y. over New Year’s.

Mrs. Kendall and Miss Elizabeth of East Burlington, were guests of Mr. and Mrs. Scott over Sunday.

Mr. Paul Bonetz spent New Year’s with friends in Athens, Pa.

Mr. and Mrs. LaMont Lenox and Miss Jessie Honeywell of Elmira were home for the holidays.

Mr. and Mrs. H. W. Anthony of Syracuse, N. Y., spent the Christmas and New Year’s holiday vacation with the latter’s daughter and son, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Leonard.

Mr. B. P. Leonard and daughter, Madge did not go to visit Max Leonard at Truxville, Pa., Christmas because of the death of Mrs. Austin Mitchell.

Kathryn Ballard spent several days last week with Mrs. Helen Covell of Big Pond.

Volume LIII – Number 5 – Thursday – February 3. 1916

Mrs. Ingham Maynard and daughter, Florence, of Lock Berlin, N.Y., were guests the latter part of the week of the former’s sister, Mrs. Frank Daly.

Mr. and Mrs. Will Scott went to Burlington on Monday, where they are guests of Mr. and Mrs. Wilbur Kendall.

Mr. and Mrs. Hervey Bailey delightfully entertained a small company at their home on Friday evening.

Hester Bourdette, of Smithfield, spent Saturday with her grandmother, Mrs. W. H. McMahan.

Fred Ballard shot a fine red fox north of Pisgah on Monday afternoon.

Mrs. Robert Halpin has returned to her home in Montclair, N.J., after several weeks’ stay with relatives here.

Miss Jessie Honeywell of Elmira, came with her brother, Lester Honeywell, to visit their parents this week.

Miss Emily Honeywell was an over Sunday guest of Leora Tomlinson of Troy.

Fred Hooker slipped on the ice Sunday morning, injuring one knee quite badly.

Paul Bonity is taking lessons in English of Mrs. Ada Ferry.

Mr. and Mrs. Sol Ballard are ill.  Dr. Ballard is in attendance.

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

The L.A.S. of the M.E. Church will serve dinner at the home of Mrs. C. C. Hooker on Thursday, March 16, on the day of the Hooker-Griffith public sale.

Mr. Solomon Ballard attended Director’s Institute at Towanda last week.

Misses Eleanor Ballard and Mildred Baxter are convalescing from measles.

Miss Jessie Honeywell returned on Tuesday to Elmira.  She has been with her mother, Mrs. John Honeywell who fell recently, fracturing her right wrist.

The following, some of the grip sufferers, who are recovering:  Mr. Lewis Leonard, Miss Mildred Landon, Mrs. D. G. Ballard and Kathryn Ballard.

Mrs. Will Scott is recovering from a severe attack of croup.

Mrs. N. E. Bailey has returned from Smithfield where she has been caring for Mrs. Peter Bourdette.

Mrs. Herbert C. Brown entertained at dinner on Friday evening.  The guests included Mr. and Mrs. F. I. Hooker and Mr. and Mrs. Frank Brace.

Upper Leona school was closed on Friday owing to the illness of the teacher, Mrs. Ada Ferry.

Mr. James Leonard and sister, Mrs. Hooker, entertained Mr. and Mrs. Robert Keir and Mrs. Addison Brooks at dinner on Thursday.

Alvin Bailey took a sleigh load to Troy Friday evening to see “ Gravstark” at the movies.

Mr. Jesse Guthrie of North Towanda is visiting his father, M. O. Guthrie.

Miss Anna Pierce is caring for her sister, Mrs. Floyd Harkness and baby Willard.

Volume LIII – Number 13 – Thursday – March 30, 1916

The L.A.S. of the M.E. Church will meet with Mrs. Thomas A. Baldwin on Thursday for dinner.  The annual election of officers will take place.

Mr. and Mrs. H. W. Ely were in Elmira on Saturday.

Miss Madge Parmenter of Big Pond, spent Sunday with Loretta and Ruth Bailey.

Mr. Paul Bonetz returned from Elmira on Sunday.

Mrs. Ulysses Fanning and Minnie Rockwell are in Canton visiting their parents, Mr. and Mrs. Melville Rockwell.  They attended the wedding of their sister last week at that place.

Mrs. Clara Porter of Canton, is the guest of her sister, Mrs. W. H. McMahan.

The Rev. J. A. Holdcroft will give an illustrated lecture on Friday evening at Leona M. E. Church.

Mr. H. M. Spalding and daughter, Miss Cora Spalding and Messrs. John A. Parsons, John E. Dobbins and Liston Bliss attended the funeral in Canton yesterday of A. Scott Newman, formerly of this boro.



Volume LIII – Number 14 – Thursday – April 6, 1916

Mrs. Thomas A. Baldwin entertained the L.A.S. on Thursday.  The following officers were elected:  President, Mrs. Charles Leonard; Vice-President, Mrs. Soloman Ballard; Secretary, Mrs. A.A. Doane; Treasurer, Mrs. H. M. Griffith.

Sunday School officers were elected at M. E. Church on Sunday:  Supt., Mrs. H. M. Griffith; Assistant Supt., Mrs. David Keir and Mrs. H. C. Brown; Supt. Of Home Department, Mrs. Schumacher; Supt. Of Missionary Department, Mrs. F. L. Hooker; Supt. Of Cradle Roll, Mrs. A. A. Doane, Temperance Work, Mrs. C. C. Hooker, Secretary, Miss Mildred Landon; Treasurer, Miss Rebecca Griffith; Librarian, Miss Kathryn Ballard.

James W. Kennedy, who went the of the year to Danville, Virginia, returned home, Saturday.

Lester Honeywell was down from Elmira over Sunday with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Honeywell.

Volume LIII – Number 17 – Thursday – April 27, 1916

H. W. Ely made a business trip to Elmira yesterday.

Mrs. W. H. McMahon has quinsy, Dr. Barker is in attendance.

Ruth, Leon and Allen Stacy of Roaring Branch are visiting their grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Stacy.

Miss Lena Stacy and Miss Ruth went to Elmira yesterday to attend the McCormack concert.

Mr. and Mrs. E. J. Ballard and family, moved this week into the Guthrie house.

Mrs. L. R. Bretz (nee Frances Daly) of East Mauch Chunk, Pa., spent several days with relatives here.

Misses Ruth Busby, Bernice Eaton, Marion Bixby, Gladys Griffith, Eleanor Ballard attended a birthday party given on Saturday by the Kinyon twins, Misses Isabel and Elizabeth Kinyon.

Mrs. Charles Hooker is very ill.

Earl Mattocks of Springfield, is visiting his grandparents.

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

Mrs. N. E. Bailey and Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Leonard and family attended a bi9rthday party at Centerville on Sunday.  Being the celebration of Mrs. Owen’s 82d and her sons 62d birthday.

Miss Elnora Westbrook is home from Elmira, for the summer months with her aunt, Mrs. Maria Westbrook.

Miss Daly entertained the “Polly Annas” at dinner Sunday afternoon.  The class was organized by the election of the following officers:  President, Gladys Griffith; Vice-Presidents, Isobel and Elizabeth Kinyon; Secretary, Eleanor Ballard; Asst. Sec., Ruth Busby; Treasurer, Bernice Eaton.

Misses Emily Honeywell and Kathryn Ballard returned home Monday from their pleasant outing with friends in Elmira.

Mrs. Vine Baldwin of Granville, is spending several days with relatives.

Paul Bonitz was in Athens over Sunday.

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

Mr. and Mrs. H. M. Griffith entertained Mrs. Fred Gerum of Seeley Creek and Mr. and Mrs. A. L. Kinyon and Family Sunday.

Mr. and Mrs. Sol Ballard had for Sunday guests Mr. and Mrs. Dell Sadler, Misses Julia and Mary Belle Sadler of Troy and Mr. and Mrs. F. I. Hooker.

Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Tracy and daughter, Elizabeth and Mrs. Cooper of Smithfield motored over to J. L. Honeywell’s Sunday.

Miss Leola Corey of Troy was a guest of Mildred Baxter over Sunday and accompanied her to the social.

Mrs. H. W. Ely and Herbert Ely, Jr., were in Elmira Saturday.

Mrs. H. C. Brown’s class, “The Boosters” will sell ice cream on the lawn at R. D. Landon’s on Saturday evening.

Mr. and Mrs. Will Scott went to Burlington, Saturday night, called there by the accident of the latter’s mother, Mrs. Wilber Kendall.

Kathryn Ballard is visiting her aunt, Mrs. Layton Stone at Springfield.

Dr. Barker was called Sunday evening to attend Leon Stacy who is quite ill.

Mrs. D. G. Ballard, with her sister, Miss Anna Brooks of Ulster, is visiting Mrs. Waldo Brooks at Troy today.

Mr. and Mrs. L. W. Lennox and Lester Honeywell of Elmira, guests recently of their parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Honeywell.

Mr. Claud Guthrie and son, Merton of Elmira were guests of the formers brother, M. O. Guthrie on Thursday.

Volume LIII – Number 23 – Thursday – June 8, 1916

Mrs. F. I. Hooker entertained the Philathea Class at a picnic porch party Saturday afternoon.

Mr. Knuppenberg, the state orchard demonstrator, visited at A. J. Stacy’s recently.

Mrs. Leighton Stone of Springfield and Mrs. Harry Doane and daughter of Ithaca were guests of their sister, Mrs. E. J. Ballard on Monday.

Mr. and Mrs. A. A. Doane and son, Clifton, were called to Wellsboro Sunday by the death of Mrs. Doane’s sister, Dr. Matta Longwell, whose funeral took place on Tuesday at Bath.

Rev. J.A. Holdcroft went to Elmira on Tuesday.

Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Stacy, Miss Lena Stacy, Mrs. Fred Hooker and others drove to Elmira today.

Mr. and Mrs. H. M. Griffith and  Miss Reba Griffith attended the Sunday school convention at Smithfield.

Mr. and Mrs. Will Scott spent Monday afternoon with friends in Mansfield.

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

The Children’s Day program at M. E. Church Sunday, June 11th, was as follows:  Opening Chorus, “March On”, by the school; “ Welcome” by Marion Ballard; Responsive Reading and Prayer, “His Wonderful Works”, by Sunshine Class; Recitation: Charless Henry Ballard; Solo, “Only a Bird”, by Gladys Griffith; “Messenger from Nature”, class exercise; Recitation: by David Keir, Jr., and Arthur Keir; Duet, Mrs. Layton Stone and Mr. Eugene Crediford; Recitation: Marion Bixby; Rose  Drill and song by “Pollyana Class”; song by the school, “With Happy Hearts”; Sword Drillby the Booster Class; Recitation: Eleanor Ballard; “A Day in June”, members of Pollyanna Class; Recitation, Mrs. David Keir; Presentation of Class Pins; Recitation, Ethel Austin; Drill by Philathea Class; Salute to the Flag.  Amount of collection, $15.43.

The Trustees of Leona M. E. Church give a lawn festival at the home of Mrs. W. G. Westbrook on Friday evening, June 16th.  Ice Cream, cake and wafers will be served.

Mr. and Mrs. Dick Tracy and daughter of Harkness visited at H. M. Griffith’s on Sunday.

Mr. and Mrs. Roy Bailey and children of Troy spent Sunday with the former’s mother. Mrs. Bailey and children are to remain for a visit with relatives here.

Miss Leila Foote of Troy is visiting Lena Stacy.

Miss Anna rooks returned to her home in Ulster yesterday

Newbury 1916
Note From Joyce - Have  not heard of Newbury before but from the names it is likely in Springfield - If you are certain where it is, please let me know.



Volume LIII – Number 17 – Thursday – April 27, 1916

The “Silent Circle” met on Friday afternoon with Mrs. McKean Brace.  Twenty members were present.  The afternoon was spent in music, etc. Light refreshments were served.  The next meeting will be held with C. L. Newberry and daughter.

Mr. and Mrs. Ira Cornell have commenced housekeeping.

Stephen Cornell is working for Ernest Wood.

Flossy Matthews of Towanda was a guest in the home of her cousin, Will Hicks, the early part of the week.

Miss Henrietta Shotts of Troy, has been dressmaking for Mrs. B. F. Adams.

Miss Mae Newberry spent Easter with Laura Gates.

Mary O’Bryan of Sayre, visited Jeanette Murry on Saturday and Sunday of last week.

Mrs. Herbert Gates and daughter visited at D. C. Mosher’s on Monday.

Volume LIII – Number 18 – Thursday – May 4, 1916

Mr. and Mrs. William Patterson and daughters, Margaret and Ruth and Amos Cornaby of Athens, were Saturday and Sunday visitors at J. L. Newberry’s.

Mrs. Harry Gernert and son, Harold spent Saturday with her mother at Troy.

Margaret Cornell was a week end guest of Mae Newberry.

R. F. Adams visited at Will Brown’s in Leona Sunday.

Orin Bennett visited Frank Gates Sunday.

Irene Stacy visited her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. H. C. Stacy in Springfield.

Max Youngs and sons Glenn and Cecil were in this place on business Tuesday.

Mr. and Mrs. Isaac Kinney visited Robert Kinney recently.

Pauline Harkness spent last week at Troy.

William Hicks and family were in Big Pond one day last week.

A birthday party for Oliver Harkness on his eighth anniversary recently was much enjoyed by a merry company of children.  They had an Easter egg hunt and refreshments were served.

Robert Kinney brought his father home from the Sayre hospital Saturday.

Mrs. Harry Gernert called on Elsie Harkness Monday afternoon.

Jeanette Murray spent Tuesday with her sister, Julia Horning.

Volume LIII – Number 20 – Thursday – May 18, 1916

Mr. and Mrs. Hurbert Gates, daughter, Laura and son Frank, spent Sudnay at Mr. Bennett’s.

Mr. and Mrs. Lynn Hicks and grandson, Maxwell Young spent Saturday with William Hicks and family.

Mr. and Mrs. E. V. Gernert and son Kenneth visited Steve Gernert and family.

Owen Cooper is moving his mill to John Newberry’s.

Mrs. Ira Cornell visited her mother on Friday of last week.

William Horning has an auto.

The people of this place gave a variety shower and surprise party for Mr. and Mrs. Ira Cornell last Tuesday night. Refreshments were served.

Mrs. Robert Kinney visited Walter Everts Sunday.  Mr. Kinney’s father is gaining.

George Patterson of Athens, Was in town Saturday.

C. L. Newbury and daughter, May visited at Sydney Paterson’s Sunday.

Mrs. Harry Gernert entertained her mother and brother, Harry Keyes from Troy last Sunday.

Mr. and Mrs. Budd Furman of Checkerville were Sunday guests at William Horning’s.

Philo Woodward of Elmira Heights is spending some time with friends and relatives here.

Dora Wolfe was a week end guest of Jeanette Murray.

Charles Gates was down from Elmira for a visit to his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Herbert  Gates.

Volume LIII – Number 22 – Thursday – June 1, 1916

Robert Kinney and Mrs. Everts spent Sunday with Mrs. Katie Barrett.

Mr. and Mrs. Ben Adams and Mr. and Mrs. Will Hicks and children were in Troy shopping Wednesday.

Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Harkness entertained an auto party from Troy Friday evening.

Mr. and Mrs. Francis Eiffert and son, Lynn of Big Pond, spent Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. William Hicks.

Martha Brace is home until after May 30th.

Mrs. Lula Cornell visited her mother recently.

Lyman Porter recently prophesied 40 days of uncommon weather.

Miss Irene Stacy spent Tuesday afternoon with her grandparents in Springfield.

Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Gernert and little son Kenneth, were in Columbia X Roads Friday.

Robert Kinney’s father is so he can walk out of doors at this writing.

Mrs. Lynn Wolf, formerly of this place, spent Sunday with her people Mr. and Mrs. E. Bennett.

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

Mr. Ben Adams is ill at this writing.

Frank Gates attended the circus in Elmira last Thursday.

Messrs. Frank Swain and Charles Palmer of Sylvania, Miss Pearl Newbury and Mr. and Mrs. Harold Sherman and Miss Bertha Sherman of Mansfield were entertained during the week by Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Harkness.

Mrs. Harry Gernert and son, Harold, were in Troy one day last week.

Mrs. W., G. Cornell and Mrs. Ira Cornell visited Mrs. Herbert Gates Sunday afternoon.

Miss May Newbury attended the birthday party for Miss Margaret Cornell on her 16th anniversary.

Mr. G. L. Hicks and Cecil Young and Mr. and Mrs. E. V. Gernert and son, Kenneth visited Mr. and Mrs. William Hicks Saturday.

Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Harkness attended the Bradford Baptist Association at Canton on Thursday and the Sherman reunion at Sylvania on Saturday.

Miss Pauline Harkness spent Thursday with Mrs. Parmenter and the week end with Mr. and Mrs. Ola Lee at Troy and attended the Chautauqua.

Mr. and Mrs. Ira Cornell visited Mrs. Elmer Harkness Sunday evening.

Mr. D. H. Aird was canvassing in this place Monday with his new runabout.