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

Typed by 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. 


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

 (Armenia) – Dec. 22, a daughter to Mr. and Mrs. Fred Rogers.
To Mr. and Mrs. Harry Lyon, a son, Richard Ecroyd, Dec. 30.

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

(Springfield)  Born to Mr. and Mrs. Fred Mattocks a son, on Jan. 15th.

(Leroy) A daughter was born January 21st to Mr. and Mrs. Earl Kitchen on “Pennyroyal Hill.”

(Local) A fine son just born to Mr. and Mrs. Irving Comfort, had been named Glenn Shadduck, the latter being Mrs. Comfort’s family name.

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

(Local) Born at Harkness, Jan. 26th to Mr. and Mrs. E. J. Young, a daughter, Sarah Madaline.

Volume LIII – Number 6 – Thursday – February 10, 1916
(Granville Center) A baby boy at Robert Shedden’s on Bunyan Hill, Born Friday, Feb. 4th.

(Leroy)  A son was born to Lawrence Bonney and wife, (nee Zoa Lindley) at Lestershire, Jan. 30th.  Both are well known here.

(Local)  Mr and Mrs. Bert McClelland of Coryland have a fine son, born last Sunday.

Volume LIII – Number 7 – Thursday – February 17, 1916

(Columbia X Roads) Born on Monday to Mr. and Mrs. Dean Rockwell, a daughter.

(Local) Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Furman welcomed a fine son to their home in this boro on Monday.

(Local) Mr. and Mrs. A. W. Sharpless formerly of Troy, are rejoicing over the birth of a daughter, (Priscilla) at West Chester, Pa.

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

(Big Pond) Born Sunday, February 20, to Mr. and Mrs. James Vosburg, at Harkness, a son.

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

(Austinville) A son was born to Mr. and Mrs. Nelson Benson on Sunday Morning last.

(Springfield) Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Harkness are proud of a fine baby boy, born Feb. 27.

(Local)  Born, at Cortland, N.Y. Feb. 20, a son, (Arthur Paul), to Mr. and Mrs. Frank O. Holley, the latter of whom is Anna Decker of Troy.

Volume LIII – Number 10 – Thursday – March 9, 1916

(East Troy) Born, to Mr. and Mrs. Howard Hicks, an eight-pound daughter, on Monday, March 6th.  They have named her Mary Marjorie.  Mrs. Hicks is with her mother, Mrs. Lathrop.

(Local)  Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Blake of Elmira, (nee Margaret Smith) are being felicitated over the arrival last Sunday of twin boys.

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

(Leroy)  Born, March 9th, a daughter to Calvin Warburton and wife.

(Leroy)  Born, March 8th, a daughter to Hyat Merritt and wife.

(Local)  A fine daughter was born last Sunday morning to Mr. and Mrs. Wilson Weigester.  They have named her Olive Gertrude.

(Local)  Mr. and Mrs. Willis Saxton (nee Arlene Leonard) of Granville Center, are rejoicing over the birth of a nine pound daughter on Monday of this week.

(Local)  Mr. and Mrs. Louis Watkins of this boro, welcomed a fine daughter to their home in Holcombe row last Wednesday.

(Local)  A son was born last Wednesday to Mr. and Mrs. Merle Williams and a daughter on Saturday to Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Williams, both of Troy township.

(Local)  A son was born at Red Wing, Minn.,  Feb. 25th to Mr. and Mrs. Charles Johnson, formerly of Center Street, this boro.  Mr. Johnson who was employed here by Beardsley & Colony, is in the jewelry business at Red Wing.

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

(Leona) Rev. and Mrs. J. A. Holdcroft have a fine boy born Wednesday, They have named him Arthur John.

(Wetona) Born to Mr. and Mrs. Fred Ritz, March 14th, a son.

(Wetona)  Born to Mr. and Mrs. Delace Gates of Harkness, Mrach 14th, a son.

(Leroy) A son was born March 15th to Burr Morse and wife of Bunyan Hill.



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

(East Troy)  Born, on Sunday to Mr. and Mrs. Elisha Foster, a daughter.

(Local)  Mr. and Mrs. Charles Ludington have a fine daughter ( Helen Josephine) born Friday of last week.

(Local) Mr. and Mrs. Harry Ballard of Paine’s Hill, have a son, born on Tuesday, April 4th.

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

(East Troy) Born, to Mr. and Mrs. C. L. Warner of Minneapolis, Minn., a daughter, Louisa Mary.  Mr. Warner is a brother of George Warner.

(West Burlington) Born, to Mr. and Mrs. Frank Frisby, a daughter.

(Armenia) Born, to Mr. and Mrs. M. R. Cone, a daughter, April 5th.  Mrs. Willig of Williamsport is the nurse in attendance.

(Local)  A son, Robert Vogelsang, was recently born in Philadelphia, to Mr. and Mrs. Vogelsang Smith, the former formerly of Troy.

(Wolfe Hollow) Mr. and Mrs. Wren Grinnell are the happy parents of baby daughter born March 25th.  Miss Pearl Warner of Sylvania is caring for Mrs. Grinnell.

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

(Local) The daughter born March 25th at Snedekers, to Mr. and Mrs. Lorenzo Grinnell, will be known as Valencia Ilene.

(Local) Born at Duluth, Minn., to Mr. and Mrs. Abner Eugene Griffith, April 14, a daughter, Mary Kathryn – fourteenth grandchild (living) of Mr. and Mrs. A. T. Griffith of Leona.

(Local) The felicitations of their friends are being showered on Mr. and Mrs. Joseph B. Armstrong over the birth on Monday of a 10 pound son, Joseph, Jr.

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

(East Troy) Born, to Rev. and Mrs. R. E. Brague, on Good Friday, twin boys.

(Local) Mr. and Mrs. Harold Williams have a son, Harold Hall Williams born last Friday of whom we opine grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Williams are just as proud as are the young parents themselves.

(Local) Former Trojans, Mr. and Mrs. L. J. Wilber of 716 Winsor Avenue, Elmira, are being felicitated over the birth of a son on Friday, April 21st, at the St. Joseph’s hospital.

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

(East Troy)  Born, to Mr. and Mrs. LaVerne Greenough, a daughter, Doris Vivian.

(Local)  A daughter was born last Friday to Mr. and Mrs. Fred Luckey of Columbia township.

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

Street Commissioner and Mrs. Richmond Bailey are again grandparents, another son having been recently born to Mr. and Mrs. D. R. Bailey of Wetona.

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

Mr. and Mrs. Perry Courtney are rejoicing over the birth of a baby boy recently.

(Columbia X Roads) Mr. and Mrs. Frank Murray are rejoicing over a seven and a half pound boy born Wednesday, May 17.

(Local)  Mr. and Mrs. Perry Courtney of Mainesburg, have a son born May 6th.

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

(Columbia X Roads)  A young man weighing seven pounds arrived in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Louis Judson on Saturday.

(Columbia X Roads) Mr. and Mrs. Murray Scouten have a ten pound boy born Tuesday.

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

(Newbury) Mr. and Mrs. Walter Everts are rejoicing over a 7 pound boy, born May 29th, he will be called Bernard Latin.

(Newbury)  Our mailman, Mr. Scouten, is rejoicing over a 10 pound boy, born Tuesday the 23d.

(Windfall)  Born to Mr. and Mrs. Frank Darrow, a son.

(Local)  Mr. and Mrs. Walter Everts of Berrytown, welcomed a fine 7 pound son to their home on Monday.  Mrs. Everts was Miss Agnes Lyon of Armenia.

Volume LIII – Number 23 – Thursday – June 8, 1916
(Sylvania) Mr. and Mrs. Jud Whittaker are rejoicing over the birth of a baby boy, born last week.  They have named him Wendell Judson.

(Granville Center) A son, William Allison, was born to Mr. and Mrs. Allison Spencer, May 30th.

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

Mr. and Mrs. Ben Bolt have a fine little daughter who came to town May 5th.

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

(Granville Center) A son was born to Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Hafflett of Bunyan Hill Saturday, June 17.

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

Mr., and Mrs. Clare Morse (nee Frances Hemenway) have a baby daughter.