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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, #10, Friday, March 13, 1914

Mr. and Mrs. Charlie Storch spent Sunday with Mrs. Storch’s brother, Aaron Grace, who is ill at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Newton Grace in Berrytown.

Mr. and Mrs. Harold Sargeant and son, Gerald spent Sunday at Edward Strong’s in Harkness.

Fred Rosecrans, who with his brother, Otis Rosecrans, has been drawing lumber from Mt. Pisgah for Mr. Homer Munro.

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

Mr. Martin Harkness of Wellsburg is staying with his daughter, Mrs. Ezra Sargeant.

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

Mr. and Mrs. Almon Rice and son, Leo, of Milan spent Sunday at John Rice’s.

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

Mr. Martin Harkness went Saturday to stay a few weeks with his daughter in Berrtyown, Mrs. E. A. Reeser.

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

Mrs. Mary Kennedy expects to go to Philadelphia this week to visit her son, Cameron Kennedy and family.

Volume LI, #37, Friday, September 18, 1914

Mrs. Eliza Sargeant is visiting her brother, William Cooper at Smithfield.

Mr. and Mrs. H. L. Sargeant and son, Gerald spent Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. J. U. Hicks.

Volume LI, #41, Friday, October 16, 1914

Mrs. Charity Shaylor is visiting her son, C. E. Shaylor and other relatives in Austinville.

B. P. Braund and son, Ward are spending the week in Towanda.

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

Mrs. Blanche Chamberlain of Milan, came Saturday to spend some time with her mother, Mrs. J. F. Sargeant.


Troy Gazette-Register
Troy, Bradford Co., PA

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

Mr. Albert Gaylard of Albion, N. Y., was the guest of his sister, Mrs. Harry Young.

Mrs. E. M. Reeser has returned home after a short visit to her sister, Mrs. Holcombe, who is very ill.

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

Mrs. Sam Sargeant visited her brother, John Cleveland of East Smithfield recently.

Jay Ward and sister, Miss Edna of Towanda, were recent guests of Mr. and Mrs. B. P. Braund.

Mrs. William Thompson of Athens, is spending a few days with her mother, Mrs. Eliza Sargeant, who recently returned from spending the winter with relatives in East Smithfield.

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

Mr. and Mrs. J. U. Hicks spent Sunday with their son, Howard of Pisgah.

Mrs. Hugh Fanning and little daughter, Virginia of Geneva, N. Y., visited relatives in Wetona recently.

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

Mr. and Mrs. H. L. Young visited relatives and attended the Brooks reunion at Canton the past week.

Mrs. E. D. Sargeant and son, Donald are spending the week with her sister, Mrs. J. A. Creighton of Wellsburg.

Mr. and Mrs. J. D. Tracy, Mrs. Alice Bailey and Dayton Tracy attended the funeral of their cousin, James Shaylor at Granville Sunday.

Mr. and Mrs. E. O. Campbell of Elmira were recent guests of his brother, J. W. Campbell.

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

Stewart and Leo Creighton of Wellsburg, were recent guests of their cousin, Donald Sargeant.

Mr. and Mrs. E. E. Harkness of Berrytown, after spending some time with their daughter, Mrs. A. G. Grace, returned home last week.

Mr. and Mrs. M. G. Young, daughter, Marie, spent a few days last week with Owen’s Mills relatives.

Mrs. James Hicks and son, Ivan, were called to Shickshinny last week by the illness and death of her mother, Mrs. P. C. Bilby.

Mr. and Mrs. Francis Eiffert, and son, Lynn, spent Wednesday with Mr. and Mrs. G. L. Hicks.

Miss Jennie Strong of Harkness, and Mrs. Harriette Wilson and son, Edward, were recent guests of their sister, Mrs. D. M. Sargeant.

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

The Misses Jessie and Bertha Gaylord, who have been visiting their sister, Jennie, have returned to their home near Albion, N. Y.

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

Mrs. Sam Sargeant and Mrs. E. D. Sargeant attended the funeral of Mr. and Mrs. Lee Keeler’s daughter on Laura Hill Saturday.

Volume LII, #35, Friday, September 3, 1915

Mr. and Mrs. G. L. Hicks, Mrs. Max Young and sons, Cecil, Glenn and Richard attended the Matthews reunion at Elmira Thursday.

Volume LII, #41, Friday, October 15, 1915

Mrs. L. W. Graham of Waverly and daughters, Mrs. Ethel Young of Omaha, Neb., and Mrs. Dow Troxell of Jamestown, N. Y., were recent guests at J. W. Young’s.

G. H. Woodworth and daughter, Mildred were in Towanda Monday.

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

Ira Fanning and granddaughter, Hazel Campbell were recent guests of Mainesburg and Mansfield relatives.  Miss Campbell had the pleasure of hearing Ex-President Taft while there.

Volume LII, #44, Friday, November 5, 1915

Mr. and Mrs. Walter Campbell and daughter, Helen of Alba, were week end gusts of Mr. and Mrs. Harry young.

December 1915 issues missing




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

Mr. and Mrs. F. N. Hubbard and Miss Hilda Baumann spent Christmas with Mrs. Hubbard’s son, Carl Baumann in Scranton.

Miss Nellie Storch was home from Cincinatus, N.Y. for the holidays.

Mr. and Mrs. B. P. Braund and son spent the holidays with relatives at Monroeton.

Mr. and Mrs. G. L. Hicks entertained their children and grandchildren New Year’s.

Mrs. Sam and Mrs. E. D. Sargeant entertained Mr. and Mrs. John Cleveland of Smithfield, Mr. and Mrs. Harold Sargeant and son of Troy, and Mr. and Mrs. D. M. Sargeant  and Miss Eleanor on New Year’s Day.

Mrs. Ray Beach of Smithfield was in town Friday.

Mr. and Mrs. George Beach were New Year’s guests at J. W. Campbell’s.

Mr. and Mrs. Almon Rice of Athens were in town the first of the week.  Mrs. Ansil Grace who has been in the Packer hospital for the past few weeks, returned home with them.

Wetona’s new town officers:  Justice of the Peqace Woodworth, School Director Sargeant and Assessor Young assumed their new duties with 1916.

Mr. and Mrs. D. M. Young and Miss Marcia spent Saturday with Mr. and Mrs. R. B. Young.

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

The L.A.S. recently elected new officers:  President, Mrs. J.W. Campbell; Secretary, Katharine Storch; Treasurer, Mrs. R. B. Young; and the usual number of vice-presidents and other assistants.

Mr. and Mrs. Edson Beardslee and Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Beardslee spent Sunday with relatives in Smithfield.

D. E. Tracy sold a hourse the past week to Mr. Slater of Burlington.

Mr. and Mrs. McKay of Columbia X Roads, and Miss Ruth are helping care for the grip patients at John Rice’s.

Last week Miss McClelland’s school was closed, teacher and most of pupils having grippe.

Miss Dunbar, of Big Pond, is sewing for Mrs. John Sargent this week.

A. G. Bailey, a former resident, died at West Burlington Saturday night, where he had been living since he left the Sayre Hospital.  Of his immediate family he leaves a son, two daughters and two grandchildren.  Wallace Bailey, a brother, is left of the family of five children of Mr. and Mrs. Aaron Bailey.

Mrs. Carrie Young is home from Canton.

All or part of John Rice’s, R. S. Youngs’, Joe Campbell’s, Dick Wright’s, W. F. Youngs’, Jim Hicks’, B. P. Braund’s, Verne Parmentar’s, Frank Ockerman’s and Dwight Sargent’s families are ill with grip, some still under the doctor’s care.

Miss Mable Grace, of Columbia X Roads, is spending the week with Mr. and Mrs. Ansil Grace.

Miss Bauman is home from big Pond, leaving her pneumonia patient well started towards recovery.

Mrs. William Jackson, Mrs. Fred Havens and Mrs. C. S. Storch were in Elmira shopping the last of the week.

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

During the first week in February Mr. and Mrs. Hubbard entertained for dinner Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Rockwell of West Burlington, Mr. Will Brown and Miss Grace Brown of Leona, Mr. and Mrs. Wallace Bailey, Mr. and Mrs. G. H. Woodworth, Mr. and Mrs. H. L. Young, Mr. and Mrs. Roy Young, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Young, Mr. and Mrs. Ezra Sargeant, and Mr. and Mrs. Roy Jennings.

Miss Marion Ayers was given a surprise at the home of her sister, Mrs. Bernice Beardslee recently.

Mrs. B. P. Braund and Miss Catharine Grant spent Monday and Tuesday in Elmira.

Frank Boughton, who has been working for A. G. Grace for several months has left to work on the railroad for a time.

Miss J. A. Strong of Harkness is spending the week at D. M. Sargeant’s where they are still under the doctor’s care.

Among the newer grip victims are four of I. D. Beach’s family, Master Rexford Storch and Edna Ritz.

B. P Braund was in Sayre, last week, and F. N. Hubbard in Ulster on business.

Mr. and Mrs. Harry Huff who have been living in the J. W. Young tenant house, have moved on a farm near the Bacon school house in Smithfield township.

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

Hugh Ockerman and Freeman Gates went to Sayre Saturday to see F. H. Ockerman.

Mrs. Elizabeth Jenkins of Springfield, is helping Mrs. D. M Sargeant for a time.

Mr. and Mrs. Edson Beadrslee moved the past week to Harkness where he will work the Henry Varney farm.

Mr. and Mrs. Almon Rice and son of Athens, Mr. and Mrs. M. J. McKay, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Hall and son of Columbia X Roads, spent Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. J. N. Rice.

B. P. Braund and F. H. Ockerman are in the Packer hospital for treatment and operations.

Roy Jennings and R. S. Young went to Milan Saturday after lime.

James Vosburg the Harkness creameryman, has a new assistant, arrived February 20th.  They call him Delbert Arthur.

Mrs. J. H. Storch of Jenningshurt, Towanda, is visiting her daughter, Mrs. James Vosburg.

L. M. Fanning is home from Elmira getting ready to turn farmer again.

Mr. and Mrs. Will Hicks and children of Springfield, spent Sunday at G. L. Hicks’.

Mr. and Mrs. M. R. Young were in Elmira recently.

Fred Ritz went to Liberty recently to see his brother-in-law, Mr. Kimball, who is very ill.

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

Miss Winnie Dunbar of Big Pond, is still sewing in town.  Mrs. Braund and Mrs. W. W. Bailey are the latest ones to have new gowns.

Mrs. John Rice who has been visiting relatives at Columbia Cross Roads and vicinity was taken ill Sunday while preparing to return home and is still there, although reported better.

Roy Jennings was over to Saco Saturday where he was auctioneer for the Wheeler sale.

Among the recent visitors in town were Mrs. George Beach of Athens, Mrs. Young and Miss Ruth Young of Canton, Misses Jessie and Nellie Gaylord of Albion, N.Y., Matt Kennedy of Columbia Cross Roads, Marion Ayers and Paul Reeser of East Smithfield.

Mrs. M. E. Kennedy is helping Mrs. Floyd Harkness of Columbia Cross Roads for a few weeks.

Mr. and Mrs. Albert Gaylord left for their new home near Albion, N.Y., where Mr. Gaylord has a farm.

B. P. Braund has returned to Towanda after spending a few days at his home here. He is making a good recovery from his operation, but it’s still necessary to see surgeons quite often.

Hugh Ockerman was in Sayre Monday.

Mrs. E. C. Strong of Harkness is suffering much from rheumatism following grippe.

While Wetona is back to the good old days of receiving mail from Troy office, via some one from her going after it since March 13.  Columbia X Roads missed four days, Newt Grace of Berrytown bringing the carrier Monday the 20th, with his team and bobs.