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

Typed by Pat MOTT Gobea
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 Partitioned PICO Search Engine which you can reach from current What's New Page of the site. There is a partition just for the TGR Clippings.
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There is much of this year of papers missing.

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

(Local News) We have just received the announcement of the marriage of our Windfall correspondent, Miss Cora C. Loomis to Mr. T. F. Webster, the general merchant at Windfall, Pa. They were married at the M. E. parsonage at East Canton on Feb. 11th and took the 4 o’clock train for a short wedding trip to Watkins and Elmira, N. Y.

(Local News) Mr. Emery Larcom of Granville Center, and Miss Minerva Simpson of West Franklin, were married at the Hotel Welch in this boro Wednesday morning by the Rev. Hess of Burlington, and took the 11 o’clock train for a wedding trip to Baltimore, Washington and other points of interest. The will make their home in Granville.

Volume LI, #9, Friday, March 6, 1914

The Young-Palmer Wedding

A quiet wedding occurred at the home of Mr. Azel Young on Pisgah, Feb. 25, 1914, when his daughter, Bertha C., was married to Mr. Ed S. Palmer of Alba, Pa. The ceremony took place at noon, the Rev. Roy E. Brague, pastor of the Methodist church at East Roy officiating.

The bride was becomingly gowned in blue messaline. Following the ceremony a wedding dinner was served. The happy couple left on the afternoon train from Troy to visit friends and relatives in Elmira.

The contracting parties are well and favorably known in this vicinity, many friends wishing them joy and happiness. They will make their home in Alba, where Mr. Palmer is engaged in the merchantile business.

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

(Local News) Miss Ethel Benjamin of Canton, and Mr. Roy Palmer of Armenia, went to Elmira yesterday, where they were married. Mr. Burrell Rogers and Miss Nettie Allen of Armenia, accompanied them. Some of their friends intimated that there was a double wedding, but they probably are mistaken.

Volume LI, #11, Friday, March 20, 1914

(Local News) Miss Ethel M. daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank E. Morse, and Mr. Fred L. McNeal were married last Thursday at the bride’s home in West Franklin. The wedding was a very pretty one with a large number of relatives and friends in attendance.

(Local News) Married, March 8, in Montgomery, Alabama, by Rev. Mr. Grogan, Gertrude Marsh, only daughter of G. M. Marsh and George Frederick Gilmour of Troy, Pa. The young couple will reside in Montgomery for the present.

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

(Local News) Miss Lillian Lewis of Granville Summit and Mr. Wayne Smith of Schenectady, N. Y., were married in Elmira, Saturday, March 21, at noon, by the Rev. Legg, pastor of Hedding Methodist church, Mr. and Mrs. Smith will make there home in Schenectady.

(Local News) Married, in Elmira, March 18, by the Rev. Dr. Henry of the First Baptist church, Willis DePew of Rochester and Miss Flora Bush of Canton.

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

(Gillett News) W. H. Pettingill and Ruby Chase were married to day March 31st at 3 p.m., at the home of Rev. A. J. Osborn. They took the 5 p.m. train in a shower of rice for Binghamton, N.Y., for a few days stay.

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

(Local News) A large number of their friends attended the marriage in Grand Army hall at Canton last Saturday, of Mrs. Julia Smith and Mr. Charles W. Mecum. Mr. and Mrs. Mecum will begin housekeeping at once in the Kate Andrus house.

(Local News) At the home of the brides parents in Alba, on Tuesday evening, in the presence of a large company of relatives and friends, was solemnized the wedding of Miss Margaret Woodward and Mr. Harry Allen. The groom is a trusted employe of the Swayze Advertising Company of Canton where the couple will make their home.

(Leroy News) Miss Ina Gregory who finished a successful term of school here last Wednesday, was married in Towanda April 2d, to Carlyle Wooster. They will live below town in the house recently vacated by Andrew Robert.

Volume LI, #15, Friday, April 17, 1914


A wedding of much interest, especially in Methodist church circles in which both bride and grooms are well known and have a host of friends was that at 1 o’clock yesterday afternoon, of Mr. Milton T. Matter and Miss Anna B. younger daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Ward. The ceremony was performed by the Rev. Glenn A. Baldwin at Maple Grove Farm the home of the bride in the presence of a small company of relatives and intimate friends. A fine wedding dinner was served.

Mr. and Mrs. Matter left on a North bound train for a short wedding trip which will probably include Scranton and one or more "Billy" Sunday meetings.

They will begin housekeeping at once upon their return in apartments in the John F. Pratt residence on Canton Street.


Mr. Herbert Rolison and Miss Eva M., daughter of Mr. and Mrs. H. W. Wood, were married Wednesday evening at the bride’s home, by the Rev. Thomas F. Burgan of the Centre Street Church of Christ, in the presence of about 25 relatives and friends. The young people are well known and their many friends unite in felicitations.

Volume LI, #17, Friday, May 1, 1914

(Local News) Mrs. Addie W. Borden and Mr. Arthur Z. Mason were married last Wednesday, April 22d, at the home of the bride’s daughter, Mrs. Fred M. Keagle, 326 East Second Street, Corning, N.Y. The ceremony was performed at 8 in the evening by the Rev. John Chester Ball. Mr. Mason is a well known resident of Troy township on the Canton road, south of this boro.

Volume LI, #18, Friday, May 8, 1914

Former Troy Lady Bride of West Philadelphia.

On the evening of April 29th, a very pretty green and white wedding took place in the parlor of the café De Jianne, of Newark, N. J., when the marriage of Mrs. Mae R. Case, of No. 12 Fort Green Place, Brooklyn, N. Y., formerly of Troy, to Mr. Allan W. Ollcutt, of West Philadelphia, Pa. was solemized at 8:30, the impressive ring ceremony being used. The Rev. George E. Lombard, pastor of Fairmont Baptist Church, officiated.

The bridesmaid was Miss Ethel Babcock of Brooklyn, N. Y., the best man was Edward B. Ollcutt, brother of the groom. Among the guests were Mr. and Mrs. Maurice T. Leonard of Chatham, N. J., Mr. and Mrs. Harry R. Newberry of Brooklyn, N. Y., Mr. and Mrs. Charles Davies of East Orange, N. J., and Miss Eleanor Ollcutt. After an extended wedding tour, the happy couple will be at their home in Chestertown, Md.

Volume LI, #?, Friday, June 26, 1914

(Local News) Attended by Miss Ethel Palmer and Roy Palmer, Miss Nellie May Allen and Buriel Frederick Rogers of Troy, were married last Friday at the Fist Baptist parsonage in Elmira, by the Rev. Dr. Henry.

Volume LI, #26, Friday, July 3, 1914

The Clayson-Freelove Wedding.

The home of the bride’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. S. L. Freelove was the scene of a pretty wedding, Wednesday evening, June 24th, when their daughter, Jennie M. was united in marriage to Dayton R. Clayson of Granville Summit by the Rev. E. J. Moss. The impressive ring services was used. At 8:30 the bride and groom took their places under an arch of everegreen and roses. They were attended by Verna M Freelove and Harry L. Freelove, brother and sister-in-law of the bride.

(Local News) the marriage of Miss Florence A. Fanning and Mr. John W. DeWitt was solemnized at 3 o’clock Tuesday afternoon by the Rev. Glenn A. Baldwin at the home of the bride’s brother, Mr. Lloyd A. Fanning in Springfield, in the presence of a small company of near relatives. Mr. and Mrs. DeWitt left on the afternoon train south for Williamsport and Buffalo.

(LocalNews) Miss Helen Louise Bradley and J. Roy Lilley, were wedded at Christ Church, Towanda, at 8 o’clock Tuesday evening in the presence of a church full of relatives and friends, 200 of whom attended the reception following in the Parish House. In the bridal party were Eleanor Turner and Charles Woodburn, flower bearers, William P. Wilson, Joseph G. Pratt, Ward J. Hunsinger, Dr. T. Ben Johnson and Hulett M. Turner, ushers Miss Pauline Lilley, bride’s maid, Miss Flora Milne of Trumansburg, N. Y. of Canton, best man. Mr. Lilley is junior member of the legal firm of Lilley & Wilson. Bride and bridegroom are touring New England in their automobile. They will make their home with the groom’s parents, Hon. And Mrs. Mial E. Lilley. Among the guest from a distance were Mr. and Mrs. E. E. VanDyne, Mrs. Henry B. VanDyne, Mrs. Frederick E. VanDyne, Dr. and Mrs. John W. Phillips, Miss Elizabeth VanDyne and Miss Beatrice Nearing of Troy; Mr. and Mrs. L. T. McFadden, Mr. and Mrs. John H. Brown, William Dean Brown, Miss Helen Fassett, and Dr. and Mrs. A. E. Dann of Canton.

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

The Card-Hawthorne Wedding in Elmira.

Miss Ethel Mason Card, eldest daughter of Mrs. Charles H. Card of Sylvania, Pa., was united in marriage Thursday evening at the parsonage of the First Baptist church, Elmira to Bent Hawthorne. The Rev. A. E. Saxe officiated. The bride was attended by her sister, Miss Lula J. Card. The best man was Linn Card of Sylvania, Pa. Mrs. Hawthorne was a well known teacher in Columbia township and has a host of friends in Elmira. The groom is a prosperous farmer of Granville where the couple will resided. –The Elmira Advertiser.

(Local News) Mr. Wilber Wright of East Canton, and Miss Mary Mason, who were married Wednesday, came to Troy by automobile accompanied by quite a party of their friends who saw them off joyfully on their wedding trip on the afternoon train north. They departed in a shower of rice.

Volume LI, #43, Friday, October 30, 1914

The Pretty Wilcox-Judson Wedding.

Mrs. Lawrence O. Judson and Miss Celia Wilcox were married at 6 o’clock Tuesday evening at the home of the bride’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. Smith Wilcox in High Street. The ceremony was performed by the Rev. G. A. Baldwin in the presence of about 20 relatives and intimate friends of the contracting parties. Miss DeEtta Corey played the wedding march, Master Lawrence Wilcox acted as ring bearer, and Leonard and Genevieve Wilcox carried the ropes of evergreen which formed the aisle to an arch of verdure.

Mr. Judson holds a responsible position with the Pennsylvania railroad company as telegraph operator at Pembryn.

Former Troy Girl Married in Cleveland.

The marriage of Miss Esther Yeomans, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Yeomans, of Cleveland Heights, Ohio, formerly of Troy, to Mr. Leonard F. Lohiser, was solemnized Oct. 14, at the home of the birde’s parents.

The ceremony was performed by the Rev. Clayton L. Peck, pastor of the Cleveland Heights M. E. church.

Only the immediate family of the bride and groom were present.

Mr. and Mrs. Lohiser will leave Cleveland about the middle of next month for a tour of the southern states, then make their home in Knoxville, Tennessee, where Mr. Lohiser’s business is located.


On October fourteenth, a very pretty home wedding took place at the home of Mr. and Mrs. F. A. Blewer, Wettonville, N. Y., when Mrs. Blewer’s sister, Carrie Luella Anderson became the bride of Arthur Eugene Webber of Troy, Pa.

At 8 o’clock Miss Pearl Anderson presiding at the piano played Engleman’s Melody of Love. The bride appeared upon the arm of the groom. There were unattended. The ceremony was performed in the north parlor by Rev. E. D. Cavanaugh of Vestal, N. Y., the double ring ceremony being used.

They will reside at Troy, PA.

Among the out of town guests were the groom’s mother, Mrs. Mary Webber of Troy, Pa.; Mr. and Mrs. W. S. Bull and family, Mansfield, Pa.; Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Webster of Mainesburg, Pa.; Mrs. J. M. Andersons, Denver, Col.; and Misses Helen Blewer and Pearl Andrews, Ithaca, N. Y.

(Local News) Ruth I. Ellis, formerly of Canton, and Earl W. Shepard of Elmira, were recently married at Park church in the latter city, by Rev. C. Cornwall. They will make their home in Elmira.

Volume LI, #45, Friday, November 13, 1914

(Local News) Roy S. Andrus and Martha Hiney of East Smithfield, were married last Thursday at the M. E. parsonage in Beaver Dams, N. Y., by the Rev. Loller, the bride’s former pastor. The groom is identified with the business interests of East Smithfield as proprietor of the shoe store formerly conducted by L. T. Adams, and the bride has been prominent in church work. She is president of the Epworth League.

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

The Elliott-York Nupials.

Jennie G. Elliott of Coryland and Milton H. York of Sylvania, were united in marriage Wednesday afternoon, Dec. 2, at the First Baptist parsonage in, Elmira, Rev. Dr. W. T. Henry performing the ceremony. They were attended by Jessie F. Everitt, sister of the groom and Joseph H. Stout, brother of the bride. The groom is a prosperous young farmer of Sylvania and the bride is highly esteemed by her many friends.

Volume LI, #51, Friday, December 25, 1914

Double Wedding at Gillett Last Wednesday.

A very pretty and interesting double wedding took place at the home of Mr. and Mrs. O. F. Keeler last Wednesday when their daughter, Ethel was united in marriage to Arthur Wilson. At the same time and with the same ceremony, Ralph Wilson and Edith Jack, the daughter of Ernest Jack of Elmira, were joined in wedlock. The two brides were close friends and had their dresses made similarly, Miss Keeler wearing lace over blue satin, while Miss Jack was adorned in lace over yellow satin. The bridal couples took the evening train from Fassett for Buffalo.