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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, #9, Friday, March 6, 1914

Mrs. Robert Chilson was called to Granville Summit Saturday by the illness of her sister, Mrs. Mark Merritt.

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

Mrs. Roselle Montgomery of East Canton, visited her sister-in-law, Mrs. S. Mott a couple of days last week.

Mrs. Annie Riggs of East Canton is spending an indefinite time with her son, George E. Riggs and family.

Volume LI, #14, Friday, April 10, 1914

Carl McCraney and wife were in Canton Thursday in attendance at the funeral of their cousin’s husband, Leon Leonard.

Mr. and Mrs. M. L. McCraney are in New York City, being called there on Saturday last by the critical illness with scarlet fever of their son, Clinton McCraney.

The remains of Mrs. Hillis Henson were brought from Monroeton last Saturday and interred in LeRoy cemetery.

John Crawn and bride (nee Laura Bellows) of Wysox have been visiting the bride’s sister, Mrs. David Percival and her grandmother, Mrs. S. C. Kitchen.

Volume LI, #16, Friday, April 24, 1974

Frank Robinson of Elmira, is visiting his sister, Mrs. S. Mott and friends in this place.

Mrs. Fred Nottingham of Cuba, N. Y. remained for a week with her twin sister, Miss Walburn at the hotel.

Volume LI, #19, Friday, May 15, 1914

Mrs. C. S. Holcombe of Monroeton is staying for a time with her mother, Mrs. Mary Mott.

Mrs. Frank Warburton and little niece of Sayre, are visiting her father, C. W. Coon and wife.

Volume LI, #21, Friday, May 29, 1914

Mrs. Martha Holcomb is entertaining her sisters, Mrs. Batterson of Troy, and Mrs. Spencer of Union.

Mrs. Ethel Krum of Towanda has been staying with her grandmother, Mrs. H. K. Mott.

Miss Minnie Holcomb and her nephew, Master James Holcomb, Jr., of West Franklin, are spending some time with her mother, Mrs. Rose Holcomb.

Volume LI, #30, Friday, July 31, 1914

Mr. and Mrs. James Holcomb returned home Sunday after a week’s camping in York State. Mrs. William Griffin and daughter, Emily accompanied them home.

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

Miss Ida Walburn and Mrs. Robert Chilson attended the funeral of the late Rudolph Dreste at Windfall last Saturday afternoon.

Chester and Miss Allie Reynolds and Faye Rundell and wife of Canton, spending Sunday with Mrs. Rundell’s parents, C. W. Coon and wife.


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Troy, Bradford Co., PA

Volume LII, #11, Friday, March 19, 1915

Forest Gregory and daughter Elaine returned home Saturday from Wankesha, Wisconsin, where they have been the past month, while Miss Gregory has been treated for diabetes.  She is greatly improved.

Volume LII, #12, Friday, March 26, 1915

Mrs. Harry Beckett and three children, of Elmira, are visiting her parents, C. E. McCraney and wife.

Chas. S. Holcomb and wife, of Monroeton, spent Sunday with her mother, Mrs. Mary Mott.

Volume LII, #14, Friday, April 9, 1915

Mrs. DuBois and son, Harley of Monroeton, were guests Sunday night and Monday of Miss Ida Walburn.

Mr. Rhodolphus Bailey was taken to the Sayre hospital on Monday to be treated for blood poisoning in his foot.  He was accompanied by his son-in-law, B. F. Fleming, Dr. Bevan and Thomas Mott.

Volume LII, #16, Friday, April 23, 1915

Mrs. O. P. Wooster is visiting her son, Milford Bailey in Towanda.

Mrs. H. L. Stone of Elmira, was called to this place last Wednesday by the serious illness of her brother, H. Lewis.

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

Mrs. Seymour Wooster and son, Ray of Brooklyn, are visiting in town.

Mrs. W. H. DuBois of Dushore spent Saturday and Sunday with her sister, Miss Ida Walburn.

Volume LII, #20, Friday, May 21, 1915

Samuel Mott, wife and two sons of Harford Mills, N.Y., have been spending a few days with his sister, Mrs. Mary Lewis.

Volume #22, Friday, June 4, 1915

Mr. and Mrs. C. E. McCraney were in Elmira a few days last week on account of the serious illness of their daughter, Mrs. Harry Johnson.

Mrs. Mary Bloom of East Canton, has been visiting her brother G. T. Holcombe.

Volume VII, #25, Friday, June 25, 1915

Mr. and Mrs. S. Mott and children Mrs. Mary Lewis and Mrs. R. Montgomery were in Towanda Tuesday.

Edward Knapp and wife of Towanda, are guests of their niece, Mrs. C. W. Coon.

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

Mrs. John Dense and little son of Elmira, have been spending a week with her sister, Mrs. D. L. Bevan.

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

Miss Lulu Holcombe of Washington, D. C., is the guest of her aunt, Mrs. D. S. Sherman.

Mrs. Emily Stone and daughter, Mattie of Elmira, spent last week with friends here.

Volume LII, #31, Friday, August 6, 1915

Mrs. Henry Holcombe of Elmira, is the guest of her sister-in-law, Mrs. S. C. Kitchen.

LaVere Johnston returned to his home in Elmira last Friday after a few weeks stay with his grandparents, C. E. McCraney and wife.

Mrs. Dora Park of Rochester, is visiting her parents, L. Churchill and wife.

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

Mrs. Hannah Rockwell of Granville and Mrs. Holcombe of Elmira are guests of their sister, Mrs. S. C. Kitchen.

Volume LII, #34, Friday, August 27, 1915

Mrs. Phoebe Fellows is visiting her daughter, Mrs. Floyd Jones in Elmira.

Rosella Knapp of Powell, is the gust of his sister Mrs. C. W. Coon.

C. W. Coon went to Sayre last Wednesday to see his son, Dr. Melvin Coon, who was reported ill with typhoid fever in the hospital but was happily surprised to find him at his home and recovering nicely.

F. J. Bailey was called to Sayre Tuesday by the death of his sister.

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

Mr. and Mrs. C. W. Coon were happily surprised on Sunday by their grandchildren coming home.  Those present were Lawyer Claud Coon, wife and two sons of New York City, Frank Warburton, wife and two daughters, Genevieve and Louise Coon of Sayre, Faye Rundell, wife and two children, Fred Wright and family of Canton.

Volume LII, #37, Friday, September 17, 1915

Mrs. John Kerr and son of Roaring Branch were guests of her sister, Mrs. Ben Fairbanks last Saturday.

Mrs. Harry Johnston and two sons returned to their home in Elmira after a month’s visit with her parents, Mr. C. E. McCraney and wife.

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

Mr. William Mott of Latrobe, Pa., is visiting his mother, Mrs. S. C. Kitchen.

Mrs. Ernest Holcombe spent last week in Elmira with her sister, Mrs. Floyd Jones.

Volume LII, #40, Friday, October 8, 1915

Harry Johnston of Columbus, O. paid a brief visit to his wife’s parents, C. E. McCraney and wife.

Volume LII, #42, Friday, October 22, 1915

Miss Dorothy LaMont of East Troy, was visiting her sister, Mrs. Wesley Mott last week.

Mrs. Willis Kittle and two grandsons of Granville, have been visiting her daughter, Mrs. Robert Chilson.

Mrs. James Shedden and son, Paul of Sayre, have been visiting relatives here several days.

Robert Mason, Sr., celebrated is 83d birthday Sunday at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Lloyd Lewis, his children, grandchildren and great grandchildren being present, numbering about thirty.

Volume LII, #43, Friday, October 29, 1915

Mrs. Mertie Rockwell is visiting her son, Clyde Rockwell and family at Lyons, N. Y.

Mrs. Lucy Smith is spending some time with her daughter, Mrs. Denton West below town.

Miss Elsie Sherman of Canton, is the guest of her brother, D. S. Sherman and wife.

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

Mrs. Wilber Wright and little daughter of East Canton, have been spending a week with her parents, E. M. Mason and wife.

Irvin Wilcox of Laquin is very sick at the home of his sister, Mrs. R. K. Morse in this place.

Mrs. Samuel Mott is entertaining her mother and sister from Elmira.

December 1915 issues missing

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Troy, Bradford Co., PA

Volume LII, #30, Friday, July 30, 1915

Mr. and Mrs. S. A. Allen of Towanda, visited their daughter, Mrs. Earl Tomlinson Sunday.

Dillon Stone spent Sunday with his parents, F. D. Stone.

Mr. and Mrs. L. W. Fleming visited their parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. L. Fleming at Grover, Tuesday.

Miss Victoria Gaunt of East Canton and friend, Mr. Williams of Canton, spent Sunday with the lady’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Gaunt.

Mrs. Fred Bixby and daughter, Doris of East Canton visited Mrs. Maud Stone, Wednesday.

Volume LII, #33, Friday, August 20, 1915

Mrs. Jerris Brown of Quaker Town, is visiting her sister, Mrs. F. D. Stone.

December 1915 issues missing




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

Undertakers Morse went to Cowley Monday morning and met the remains of Ami Parkhurst, an old resident who formerly lived near this place, and took him to Franklindale for burial.  Two sons survive, Reed of Sayles and Lynn of Lestershire.

Revival meetings began in the Church of Christ Monday evening, January 10th, with Rev. C. W. Houston of Alba in charge.

Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Mott and Mrs. Mary Lewis have been in Philadelphia a week as guests of Dr. Gordon Saxon and mother.

Those ill with grip are Mrs. E. M. Mason, and son, Lloyd, Miss Anna Chaapel, B. C. Fairbanks, Charles Coon and Geraldine Lewis.

The serious illness is reported of Rev. Otto Young, pastor at Granville Center.

Manford Stone received some broken ribs and was otherwise injured by scaffold breaking from the West LeRoy milk station where he was doing carpenter work.  Dr. A. E. Dann is attending him.

Wesley Morse and wife are soon to begin housekeeping in the Disciple parsonage.

Harry Morse and wife entertained friends from Troy last Thursday.

Mr. John Mott of Bing;hamton and A. C. Mott of Franklindale were in town Saturday on business.

Ernest Holcombe is on a business trip to Sunbury and vicinity.

Henry Gee is working for Dr. Bevan in place of Harley Chaapel.

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

The L.A.S. will meet with Mrs. A.J. Stacy on Thursday, January 20th, for dinner.

Dr. Knight, a missionary from Africa, gave an interesting discourse on Tuesday at 2:30 p.m. at Leona M.E. Church.

M.O. Guthrie and Lewis Guthrie are convalescing from a severe illness.  Miss Alice Crediford of Springfield is caring for them.

Mrs. A.J. Stacy returned home on Saturday after a brief visit with friends in Elmira.

Mrs. E.J. Ballard spent the latter part of the week with her sister, Mrs. Layton Stone.

Will Scott had a accident in the woods last Friday.  He slipped and cut his ankle with an ax, but not seriously.

Loretta Bailey accompanied her sister, Mrs. Clarence Burdette on her return home Sunday to Smithfield.

Mrs. E.J. Kennedy has been called to Berrytown by the serious illness of her mother, Mrs. Creighton.

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

Mrs. D. S. Sherman has been nearly laid up for several days with a severe attack of rheumatism.

Mr. and Mrs. E. A. Holcomb were among the grip sufferers last week.

Ernest Holcomb was called home from Lancaster by the illness of his parents.

Among the sick are the family of Clarence Pepper, two children of Forest Gregory, Berlin Holcomb, Mrs. D. L. Bevan, Mrs. R. B. Manley, Benjamin Fairbanks, Jr., Mrs. O. P. Wooster, Master James Holcomb, Mrs. Maria Ryder and Mrs. Lucius Quick.

Miss Lizzie Kelley is making a satisfactory recovery since her operation at the Packer Hospital for appendicitis about ten days ago.

Mrs. Ella Owen and Rosella Knapp, of Powell, were in town Saturday to see their sister, Mrs. Coon, who remains critically ill.

Rev. C. W. Houston, of Alba, closed his evangelistic campaign in the Church of Christ here Sunday evening, after two weeks.  On account of so much sickness in the town, it was decided not to hold meetings any longer.   Mr. Houston is a fine speaker and won many warm friends in this place.  Twenty-two conversions were made.

Mrs. Charles Coon is dangerously ill with pleuro-pneumonia.

Dr. C. M. Coon and sister, Mrs. Frank Warburton, of Sayre, were called here Saturday night by the serious illness of their mother.

Mr. and Mrs. C. E. McCraney started Tuesday for Columbus, Ohio to be at the bedside of their daughter, Mrs. Harry Johnston, who can live but a short time with cancer of the stomach.

Health Officer Fred Sterling, of Canton, was in town Saturday on business.

Mrs. John Fellows, of Granville, was a guest at the hotel Sunday.

Mr. and Mrs. Robert Chilson visited her parents, near Cowley, Sunday.

Constable Carl McCraney was in Towanda Monday.

Miss Kitchen, of Sayre, spent a couple of days last week with her grandfather, S. C. Kitchen.

Manford Stone is able to be out again, since his injury of two weeks ago.

Volume LIII – Number 6 – Thursday – February 10, 1916

Mrs. Glenn Bailey underwent a serious operation in Dr. Klump’s private hospital in Williamsport last Saturday.

Miss Lizzie Kelley returned from the Packer hospital, Sayre last Thursday.

Mr. and Mrs. C. W. Coon are improving from their recent alarming illness.

Mrs. Frank Warburton and little niece, Mary Coon, are visiting her parents, C. W. Coon and wife.

Mrs. Phoebe Fellows is in Granville, caring for her daughter, Mrs. Robert Shedden and infant son.

Little Louise Coon who is visiting her grandparents here, is very sick.

J. O. Tomlinson has been very ill a few days past, also Mrs. A. T. Lilley and Mrs. Ryder.

Horace Henson, wife and daughter of Towanda, spent Sunday at Ned Fairbanks’.

Volume LIII – Number 8 – Thursday – February 24, 1916

Rev. O. D. Young of Granville Center, a former pastor here, was married at that place Wednesday evening to Miss Gertrude Grenell.

Dr. Bevan received word on Sunday of the death of his brother, William, which occured that day in a hospital at Cortland, N.Y., from typhoid pneumonia.

Curtis Kelley was taken to the Sayre hospital Thursday evening where an operation was performed the same night for strangulated hernia.  He is doing fine.

Mr. and Mrs. Joe Marquart have both been very ill the past week with grip.

A. B. McCraney and wife of Towanda have been spending a few days at Samuel Mott’s.

Mrs. David Webb had the misfortune to fall on the ice Sunday and break an arm.

Class No. 7 of the Sunday school are requested to meet with Miss Ida Walburn Friday for dinner.  Mrs. E. A. Holcombe, Supt., and Mrs. J. C. Bryan, teacher, are also invited.

The little five year old son of Lee Fairchild was taken very ill with appendicitis Sunday and taken to the Sayre hospital that evening and an operation was performed soon after his arrival.

A number of relatives from this place were in attendance at the funeral of Milton Morse at Roaring Branch Sunday his death occured in the Williamsport hospital.

Mr. and Mrs. Robert Chilson and Mr. and Mrs. R. B. Manley made an auto trip to Williamsport Wednesday.

Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Lewis were Trojan visitors last Thursday.

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

The Baptist Ladies’ Aid met at Arthur Whipple’s last Thursday.

The L.A.S. of the Church of Christ met with Rev. and Mrs. J. C. Bryan at Granville Center last Wednesday.

Fremont Mott of Elmira Heights visited relatives here over Sunday.

Milford Bailey and wife of Towanda were in town over Sunday being here to attend the funeral of the latter’s uncle, Adelbert Holcomb.

Mrs. B. C. Fairbanks is slowly gaining in the Sayre hospital from her serious operation.

Mrs. Glenn Bailey is home again from the Williamsport hospital greatly improved in health.

Robert Chilson and wife entertained relatives from Granville Summit, Sunday.

LaVerne Holcombe and family visited her grandparents, L. Churchill and wife on Sunday.

Volume LIII – Number 12 – Thursday – March 23, 1916

Mr. Ulysses Manley was up from Sunbury a few days last week visiting his son, R. B. Manley.

Horace Henson is moving from Towanda in with his grandmother, Mrs. R. D. Bailey on South Side.

Mrs. D. L. Bevan has been spending a week with her parents in Sayre and a sister in Elmira.

Mr. and Mrs. C. E. McCraney received news of the serious illness of their daughter, Mrs. Harry Johnson, who can survive but a few days.

Mr. and Mrs. R. B. Manley and daughter, attended the wedding of the former’s cousin at Alba last Thursday evening.

Rev. and Mrs. Bryan were guests at Ernest Holcombe’s Sunday after church.

Miss Victoria Gaunt is very ill at her home above town.

Kay Fletcher and wife have moved from Burlington to the home of her parents, W. W. Woodruff and wife.



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

Mr. and Mrs. Laverne Holcomb and children visited Mr. and Mrs. Will Huff at Granville Center, Sunday.

Mrs. Emmett Wilcox is on the sick list.

Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Warburton of Sayre, who have been visiting their parents, Mr. and Mrs. George Warburton, have returned home.

L. W. Fleming and John Barnes of Canton are doing some mason work for Floyd Bonney at East LeRoy.

Miss Victoria Gaunt visited at East Canton last week.

Mrs. White of Herricksville is visiting her daughter, Mrs. Allen White.

Mr. and Mrs. John Kelley were calling on Mrs. E. Wilcox Monday.