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

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

 (Armenia) – Miss Myrtle Pierce of Ward Township and Fred Lamb of Mansfield, were recently married.

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

(Springfield) – Mr. Mark Abbey  of this place and Miss Myrtle May of Bentley Creek, were married on Wednesday, Jan. 5. in Elmira.  Congratulations.

(West Burlington) – Invitations have been issued to the wedding of Miss Elizabeth Ballard to Solomon Peters.  The wedding will take place Wednesday, Jan. 12th at the home of the bride.  Both of these young people are well known in this vicinity and many friends extend congratulations.

(Windfall) – Arthur Ayers and Mary Harris both of this place, were recently married in Towanda.  Congratulations are now in order.

(East Troy) – Mr. Solomaon Peters and Elizabeth Ballard of Pisgah were married on Wednesday at high noon by Rev. R. E. Brague.

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

(East Troy) – The marriage of Miss Elizabeth Ballard and Solomon Peters took place Wednesday, Jan. 12th at high noon, at the pleasant home of Mr. and Mrs. John Ballard of Pisgah.  Rev. R.E. Brague performing the ceremony.  The bride was very pretty in a dress of white silk mull with trimmings of shadow lace and fur.  Miss Gertrude Grenell of Granville, played the wedding march.  The decorations were carried out in pink and white.  A fine three course dinner was served to thirty relatives and friends.  Many gifts of linen, China and silver were received.  Their many friends cordially unite in heartiest congratulations and best wishes.

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

(Armenia) Paul Palmer, formerly of this place, now of Troy, and Miss Hope Clinton of Pine City, were recently married.  Paul has many friends here who wish them all happiness.  They will live in Troy.

The VanNoy – Howland Wedding –
A very pretty wedding was that at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Howland in this boro of their daughter, Ora Mae to Mr. Earl R. VanNoy.  Forty guests were present when the Rev. E. J. Moss of the Baptist church performed the impressive ceremony.  The bridal pair were attended by Miss Mildred Howland and Mr. Willard Gilbert, the latter of East Troy, while a younger sister of the bride played the wedding march from “Lohengrin”.  From pink and white roses on the bride’s table the color scheme was carried through the rooms.  Mr. and Mrs. VanNoy are to make their home after March 1st at Alba.

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

(Local) Invitations have been issued for the wedding at Canton of Miss Jeanette Landon, daughter of Capt. Newton Landon to Dr. G. B. Bristol of Ovid, N.Y., on Feb 15th.  Dr. and Mrs. Bristol will make their home in Canton.  The Doctor is a retired physician.

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

(Sylvania)  William Henry Smith of Himrods, N.Y., and Miss Zada Roloson of Sylvania, were married at the parsonage on Tuesday afternoon.  They were attended by Mr. and Mrs. Glenn Roloson.  Mr. Smith has a nice farm and home near Himrods where they are to reside.  The bride is the daughter of Charles Roloson, who has been on the Strait farm for many years.

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

(Sylvania) Cards were received the latter part of last week announcing the marriage of Leslie E. Card, Cornell ’14, now of Storrs, Conn., to Miss Eva Louise Garnsey, Cornell’14, of Lowville, N.Y.  They are to begin housekeeping in Storrs, Conn., where the groom is an instructor in the State College.
Mrs. F. W. Card of “Morningside” and Wendell T. Card of Cornell attended the wedding at the home of the bride’s grandparents in Lowville, N.Y.

Sylvania Boy Marries College Classmate –
An usual feature of the celebration of the fiftieth wedding anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. William Garnsey at Lowville, N.Y., last Thursday, was the marriage of their granddaughter, Miss Eva Louise Garnsey to Prof. Leslie Ellsworth Card of the State Experiment station at Storrs, Connecticut.  Mr. Card is a son of Fred W. Card of Sylvania.  We quote from an extended report of the anniversary and wedding in the Utica Press:  Miss Mildred Garnsey served as brides maid and the groom was attended by his brother, Wendell T. Card a senior at Cornell University.
The bride was handsomely gowned in white Georgette crepe and taffeta and carried a shower boquet of white roses and sweet peas.  The groom’s gift to the bride was a lavalier.  It was while students at Cornell that the romance began.  Mr. Card and his bride both being members of the class of ’14.  After completing her college course Miss Garnsey engaged in teaching, recently resigning her position at Brasher Falls.  She is a young woman of charming personality and has many friends to wish her happiness.  The young people will make their home at Storrs, Conn.  The out of town guests included Mrs. Fred W. Card and Wendell T. Card of Sylvania, Pa., Mrs. Burt Hickox, Miss Julia Hickox, Carthage; Miss Irene Hovey, Adams Center.

The Grinnel-Young Wedding –
(Granville Centre)
The marriage of Miss Gertrude Grenell and Rev. O. D. Young occurred at the home of the bride’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. L. T. Grenell, on Wednesday evening, February 16th.  Rev. J. C. Bryan performed the ceremony in the presence of the family and a few invited guests, following which a fine repast was served.  The happy couple went Friday to Beach Haven, Pa., the home of Mr. Young’s parents, and will visit other places before returning.

(Austinville)  A very pretty wedding took place at the Baptist parsonage Thursday evening, February 17th, when Mr. Merle Cronell of Columbia X Roads, and Miss Eva Mae Oldroyd of Roseville, Tioga County, Pa., were united in marriage by the Rev. E. O. Sebolt.  The bride and groom were attended by Mr. and Mrs. Frank Wells of this place, the latter being a sister of the bride.  After the ceremony the bridal party were driven to Troy, where they took the train for a trip through New Jersey.  Upon their return they will reside near Roseville.  The bride and groom are highly respected young people of this community and are followed by the best wishes of their many friends.

Bride and Groom given Kitchen Shower
At the home of Mr. and Mrs. Allen Cass at Union Valley, N.Y., last Wednesday evening, Mr. and Mrs. Elton Jeliff, formerly of Berrytown, were happily surprised by a party of sixty-seven who gave them a kitchen shower.  Piano and violin music enlivened the evening which passed very happily for all.  Refreshments were served.

(Local) On Saturday afternoon, February 19th, at Morningside Presbyterian church, New York City, occurred the marriage of Mrs. Grace Owen Walker of Elmira, and Mr. Theodore Calvin Hovey of New York, the pastor Dr. A. W. McCurdy officiating.  The bridesgroom is a son of Mr. and Mrs. F. W. Hovey of this boro.

Miss Fladys Champlin of Hammondsport, and Elwood N. Doherty, and American aviator, are to be married in London today.  Miss Champlin was just home from finishing school when Doherty came from Troy, N.Y. to the Curtiss school in Hammondsport.  It was during his first faltering flights over beautiful Lake Keuka, that the attachment began which is to have its fruition in the English metropolis today.  The war called Doherty to Italy as an instructor in the navigator of the air.  Miss Champlin went to London with American friends, arriving Jan. 3d.  No engagement had been announced and her acquaintances on this side of the Atlantic wondered why she should brave the dangers of the ocean voyage just at this time.  With the announcement from London has come renewed realization that love ever laughs at obstacles.  Doherty will return to Italy after the wedding, with his bride.  There home will probably be in America.  A brother of Miss Champlin was married tow or three years ago in Brazil just after the arrival of his fiance, a Corning girl.

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

(East Troy) On March 1, 1916, at the Methodist parsonage, Miss Laura Fuller of Sheshequin, Pa., was united in marriage to Mr. Allan Ross, of Burlington.  The groom is a son of Elmer Ross who is well known in this place.  Mr. and Mrs. Ross will be overseers of the department down stairs at the County House.

(Thompson Hill)  Miss Florence Andrus of this place and Lewis Galliger of Elmira, were married Thursday evening, March 2, at Elmira by the Rev. Hooker.  Friends in this place extend best wishes.

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

A Former Granville Girl Weds –
The Williamsport Grit reports the marriage of a former Granville girl as follows:
“Miss Hilda Haflett, of this city, and Ward C. Matter, of Jewell City, Kan., were united in marriage yesterday afternoon at 122:30 o’clock at the home of the bride’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. Merton Haflett, of 500 Park Avenue, by the Rev. L. Dow Ott, pastor of the High Street Methodist Episcopal church.  H. L. Ferguson, as uncle of the bride, played the wedding march.  The ceremony was witnessed by intimate friends of the bride and groom.  Later the couple left for Jewell City, where a newly furnished home awaits them.  Miss Haflett is well known in this city.  For several years she was employed as a saleslady in a department store, Mr. Matter is engaged as a farmer in “Sunny Kansas”.  He was born and reared at Loganton.  Last Sunday Mr. Matter, Miss Haflett and several friends were entertained at the home of Mr. and Mrs. H. L. Ferguson.  On Thursday evening they were guests at a six o’clock dinner at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Charles L. Harris.”

(Local)  Miss Dorothy Young, daughter of Mrs. Carrieline M. Young of Wetona, was married Thursday, March 9th to Mr. Albert E. Gaylord of Albion, N.Y.  The ceremony took place at the home of the bride, the Rev. J. A. Holdcroft officiating.

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

(Local)  James Birdsall of Monroeton and Bessie Madigan of Burlington, were married Tuesday at the Methodist parsonage in Towanda, by the Rev. A. E. Hall.  They were accompanied by the groom’s mother and the parents of the bride, Mr. and Mrs. W. F. Madigan of Burlington.

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

(East Troy)  The home of Mrs. Alice Calkins was the scene of a very pretty wedding, Wednesday evening, March 22d, when her daughter, Grace, was married to Mr. Charles Beal of Macedon, N.Y.  The house was artistically decorated.  Yellow and white were the dominant colors.  As the clock struck eight, Mendelssohn’s wedding march was played by Helen Jones and the bridal couple took their place beneath an arch of evergreen and jonquils.  After the ring ceremony had been performed by the bride’s pastor, Rev. Moss of Troy, and congratulations showered upon the bridal couple, the friends repaired to the dining room where a bountiful supper awaited them. The table was decorated beautifully with simlax and a centerpiece of jonquils.  The favors were yellow baskets of nuts.  The bride was handsomely gowned in white silk and lace.  She wore a bridal veil and carried a boquet of white roses.  Her traveling gown was dark blue trimmed in tan suede.  Mr. and Mrs. Beal left on the midnight train for Washington and other places of interest.  The bride is very popular.  She has been a successful school teacher for several years and she will be greatly missed.  The best wishes of a large circle of friends accompany her to her new home.  Mr. Beal is a well known business man of Macedon, N.Y., where they will make their home.  The out of town guests were:  Mr. and Mrs. Clem Loomis and daughter, Miss Lucia Loomis, Mrs. Charles Meade, Miss Zora Rockwell, Mr. and Mrs. George Darrow all of Elmira; Miss Grace Warburton of Elkland; Mr. and Mrs. Lou Smith from Harrisburg, Pa.; Mr. F. A. Boynton, Miss Lucy and Carlyle Boynton of Walworth, N.Y., Edwin Scott of New York; Miss VanDuzer from Waverly, N.Y.; Mr. Howard and Larue Robinson of Bodine.

(Local)  E. H. Spencer of Canton, and Tressie Miller of Monroeton, were married last Saturday in Towanda.  They will reside at the former’s home near Canton.



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

(Armenia)  Miss Della Bixby of this place and Earnest Bedell of Rochester, were recently married at the latter place.  They will live in Rochester.  Mrs. Bedell visited her mother here last week.

(Local)  Miss Carrie M. Arnold of East Troy, and Fred Dayton Ingalls of Covington, were married Tuesday morning at the Baptist parsonage, by the Rev. E. J. Moss.

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

(Local)  Walter H. Wood of this boro and Miss Daisy Pearl Kinney of Leona were married at the home of the bride’s sister in Canton at 6 o’clock last evening.  Mr. and Mrs. Wood will occupy part of the Albert Pierce house in Fall Brook Street.

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

Bottcher – Case
A very pretty but quiet wedding took place in Troy at 6:30 last Saturday evening when Miss Anna M. Bottcher became the bride of Mr. George F. Case at the Bottcher home King and High Streets.  The ceremony was performed by the Rev. Glenn A. Baldwin of the First Methodist church.  Near relatives only were present – Mr. and Mrs. Andrew J. Strong and Andrew, Jr., from Elmira; Mr. and Mrs. M. J. French from Mansfield; Mrs. George F. Bottcher, Mr. and Mrs. George E. Bottcher; Mr. and Mrs. F. P. Case and Henry Case, the Rev. and Mrs. Baldwin of Troy.
Bride and groom left on the 9 o’clock train for a week or ten days in New York City and other points of interest.  Mr. Case recently bought the Peck property in West Main Street but for the present they will make their home with the bride’s mother, Mrs. George F. Botcher.

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

The Whittier-Parsons Wedding in Elmira Was a Brilliant Function
Two hundred-fifty guests attended the wedding in Elmira Easter Monday evening of Miss Florence Whittier and Theodore Samuel Parsons, son of Mrs. E. Burton Parsons of this boro.
The ceremony and reception took place in the lecture room of Park church, which was very elaborately and beautifully decorated.  The windows were screened with banks of Easter lilies and pussy willow. Candles interspired potted plants on the book cases which surround the room and a miniature fence of white enamel lattice work enclosed the bridal party.  The mothers – Mrs. Whittier and Mrs. Parsons – received the guests, the latter in gray crepe, with trimmings of silver and white lace, and Mrs. Whittier in a gown of black sikl tulle trimmed with silver over silver lace and white satin.  Miss Harriett Parsons of Troy an d Miss Elsie Brown of Elmira, were the Bridesmaids, Eli Burton Parsons was best man and four intimate friends of the bride acted as ushers.  The bride was beautifully gowned in ivory white Georgette satin, en train.  The bertha of the slightly decollete waist was of old rose point an heirloom.  Her veil ws of tulle held back with orange blossoms.  She carried a shower bouquet of lavender orchids and valley lilies.  The bridal attendants all wore gowns in pastel shades to harmonize with the spring blossoms of the decorations.
The ceremony was performed by Dr. Eastman, assisted by the Rev. Edward P. Morse of Troy.  Music during and after the ceremony was by a quartet.  Ice cream and cakes by Teal of Rochester, were served during the evening.  Mr. and Mrs. Parsons left for a short bridal trip to New York and Washington.  Their home will be in Youngstown, Ohio, where Mr. Parsons is temporally located in business.
The guests from Troy, other than members of the immediate family were Mr. and Mrs. E. Everitt VanDyne, Miss Elizabeth VanDyne, Miss Agnese Hooley, Mrs. Harry S. Mitchell, William W. Beaman, Samuel E. Aspinwall.

Pretty Wedding at West Franklin –
A very pretty wedding took place at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Reed Palmer in West Franklin, Saturday evening, April 22d, when their daughter, Anna D. became the wife of Darley J. Wickham of Athens.
The bride was gowned in white silk and shadow lace and carried pink and white carnations.
At 8 o’clock to the strains of the wedding march played by Miss Margaret Baird, the bridal couple entered the beautifully decorated parlor.  They were attended by Glenn Wickham, a brother of the groom, and Miss Edith Schrader.  The ceremony was performed by the Rev. Hillmire.  A fine supper was served to the eighteen guests.  Many useful gifts were received.  Mr. and Mrs. Wickham are spending a few days with the bride’s sister, Mrs. N. W. Joralemon in Troy.  After May 1st, they will be at their new home in Athens where the groom has been employed by the Ingersoll-Rand Company for the past three years.  They take with them the best wishes of a host of friends.

(Local)  Miss Clara Bell Decker and Harry Mark King, both of Troy, were married Monday afternoon by Notary Public F. W. Hovey.  Mr. King is an employee of the Engine & Machine Company.

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

(Local)  Former Manager Fred Cramer of the Crawford Theater, Canton, and Miss Isabel Kitson of Canton, were recently married.  They will reside in Williamsport.

(Local)  Ensign John H. (Babe) Brown of the battleship “Kansas”, and bride visited his parents, Mr. and Mrs. John H. Brown at Cedar Ledge, on Tuesday, following their marriage at Elkton, Md., last Saturday.  The wedding was set for June, but as the “Kansas” might be ordered to sea any time on a day’s notice the young people decided to be married at once.,  The bride was Miss Nellie Janvier, a member of one of the oldest and wealthiest families in Maryland.

(Local)  Announcement has been made of the marriage, on Friday, April 28th, of Mrs. Lucy Johnson of Elmira, and Thad. Walters of Buffalo.  Mrs. Johnson is the present owner of the Holland & Johnson cleaning establishment in Elmira.  Mr. Walters was formerly of Canton.  He is a brother of Mrs. Harry Johnson and Harry Walters of this place.

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

Mansfield people were surprised last week to learn of the marriage of Mrs. J. Miller Clark and Mr. Frank A. Clark both well known and highly esteemed residents of that village.  The bride and groom drove to Troy and left over the Pennsylvania railroad for a wedding trip.

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

(Local)  The Elmira Advertiser reports the marriage at the Franklin Street Presbyterian manse in that city by the Rev. James A. Miller on Tuesday of Cecil A. Palmer of Sylvania and Harry Fowler Strange of Elmira.  Both are well known here, the groom being a son of Mr. and Mrs. Bert Strange and the bride a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. D. D. Alexander, all of Sylvania.

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

Announcement is made of the marriage at Grace Church, Elmira, at 6 o’clock Tuesday morning of Miss Margaret Ten Broeck and Mr. Joseph Latham of Bolivar, N.Y.  Immediately following the ceremony the young couple left for a trip up the great lakes.  They will live in New York where Mr. Latham has a theatrical engagement with the William Faversham Company.  During the winter he has played with the Mozart Company in Elmira.  The bride was a dancing teacher in Troy two or three seasons ago.

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

(Windfall) Mr. Liston Packard of Elmira, formerly of this place, and Miss Lillian Crayton of West LeRoy, were married on last Wednesday.  Also Miss Maud Shoemaker and Joe Foust both of this place were recently married.

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

Last Thursday Charles Cummings Jr., of Bentley Creek and Gertrude Cilly of Elmira, went to Corning and were mad husband and wife.  They were accompanied by a brother of the groom and a sister of the bride.  They will be at home at the old Cummings homestead in Bentley Creek.

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

Among the Troy friends who attended the wedding in Ulster last Tuesday of Miss Laura Soper and Guy Ferrill were Mrs. Larue Newberry, Misses Fannie and Freda Bohlayer, Kate Hill, Eugene Neberry and Weiler Bohlayer.

Miss Laura McCabe and Mr. Dan Culp were married in Elmira Wednesday morning in the presence of the Bride’s father, sister and a few other relatives.  They left by the Northern Central railroad for a bridal trip to Philadelphia and Atlantic City.  Mr. Culp is an employee of the Ingersoll-Rand Company at Painted Post, N.Y., where they will make their home.  He was formerly a resident of Troy.  The bride is a Troy girl with a host of friends who wish for her a full measure of happiness.

Mr. and Mrs. Charles Howland have issued invitations to the wedding of their daughter, Miss Mildred Howland, to Mr. Willard Gilbert of Troy on Wednesday evening, June 28th at 8 o’clock.

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

The Brilliant VanDyne – Mills Wedding Last Evening –
Elizabeth, only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. E. Everitt VanDyne, was married at the First Presbyterian Church at 7 o’clock last evening, by her pastor, the Rev. Edward P. Morse, to Mr. Everett Beaumont Mills, only son of Mr. and Mrs. A.A. Mills of Fall River, Mass.
The wedding was a notable one in the ideality of its every surrounding and appointment.  To the natural beauty and dignity of the sanctuary was added the magic of floral decorations of surpassing beauty wrought out with palms, laurel, hundreds of pink peonies and branches of fragrant, wisteria-like locusts from trees set by the bride’s maternal grandmother, Mrs. Wilson when she came seventy years ago from Fall River, Mass., to make her home as a pioneer in Columbia Township a few miles away.
An organ recital by Mrs. Amelia Lamkin Weigester preceded the ceremony:
Military March – Schubert
Oh Fair, Sweet and Holy – Cantor
Canzonetta, (Raymond Overture) – Thomas
Serenade – Nolck
Valse – Chopin
Sextet from “Lucia” – Donizetti
Gevotte from “Mignon” – Thomas
The bride entered the church to the strains of Wagner’s Bridal Chorus on the arm of her father who gave her in marriage.  The ring ceremony was used.  The six bridesmaids entering by the choir door, met them, and led the way to the altar where they were met by the groom, the best man and the clergyman.
Mendelsshon’s Sjpring Song was played softly through the ceremony, swelling to the Wedding March as the bridal party left the church.
The bride’s gown, by Maison Maurice of New York, was of white satin with full court train of brocaded satin.  The bodice was trimmed with heirloom rose point lace and her tulle veil was held in place by orange blossoms.  She carried a bouquet of orchids and lilies-of-the-valley.
Mrs. Winward Prescott, the matron of honor, a sister of the groom, was richly gowned in rose taffeta embroidered with silver roses.  She carried pink roses.
Miss Louise Buffington of Fall River, the maid of honor, wore pale blue net over silver cloth bound with shell pink satin.  She also carried pink roses.
The bridesmaids were Miss Kyle Adams of St. Louis, Mo.; Miss Henrietta Fredericks of Boston; Miss Ethel Wilson of Elmira; Miss Adeline Wilson of Providence, R.I.; and Misses Harriett Parsons and Madeline VanSyckel of Troy.  Their gowns also designed by Maurice, were alike of pink silk net, bound with pale blue satin.  They carried old-fashioned bouquets of roses and forget-me-nots tied with pink and blue ribbon.
The flower girls, cousins of the bride, little Misses Eleanor and Louise Phillips and mabel VanDyne, were dressed in white voile.
The best man was Daniel Woodward of LeRoy, N.Y., himself a groom of a week, and the ushers were Messrs. Lincoln Hawes, Ackley Shove, Norman Thompson and Joseph Cummings of Fall River; Mr. Winward Prescott of Boston and Mr. Henry B. VanDyne the bride’s brother, of Troy.
One hundred and fifty near friends and relatives attended the reception at the VanDyne home in South Canton Street, the decoration of which as of the church was in the capable hands of Rawson of Elmira.  Flowers for the bridal party came from Battles of Philadelphia.  In the receiving line with the bridal party were the bride’s and groom’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. A. A. Mills of Fall River, and Mr. and Mrs. VanDyne.
Mrs. Mills wore a beautiful gown, en train, of green net over silver cloth, trimmed with silver and point lace.  Mrs. VanDyne’s gown was of pearl gray chiffon with silver brocaded train; orchid pink bodice.
Music for the reception and dancing was by McHenry of Elmira and Alberger of Ithaca, was the caterer with a full retinue of colored servants for the four-course wedding supper which was served in the Lamkin home next door.  The porches of the two houses were connected by a floored canopy.
Though the gifts to the bride were almost numberless and beautiful beyond description they but bespoke the loving esteem of an ever-widening circle of friends which will go with her to her new home.  Specially interesting among the gifts was a Sampler, the flax for which was grown and woven into cloth by the bride’s paternal great grandmother, Mrs. Cynthia Everitt.  The design from an old, old Gody’s Lady’s Book was cross-stitched by an aunt and the gift presented by little cousins.
The special gifts of gold and securities amounted to over twenty-thousand dollars.
The groom’s gift to the bride was a diamond pendant.  To the ushers he gave leather belts with silver monogram buckles.
The bride’s gift to the groom was a diamond scarf pin set in platinum; to the matron and maid of honor and the bridesmaids she gave platinum and gold bar pins set with sapphires.
Mrs. Mills, as we shall have to learn to hall her, is a graduate of Miss Porter’s school at Farmington, Conn., supplemented by two years at Columbia University, New York City.
Mr. Mills was trained for his present partnership in business with his father in Fall River in the Hotchkiss School and in a Boston business college.  He is a fine young man, worthy to bear away so choice a bride.
Mr. and Mrs. Mills succeeded in making their “get away” during the night by automobile from possible even probable tormentors and will tour New England.
They will share the Mills seashore home at South Swansea, Mass., through July and August and begin housekeeping in Fall River in September.
Guests from a distance at the wedding were:
Fall River, Mass.: Mr. and Mrs. A. A. Mills, Mr. and Mrs. Edgar Borden, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Shove, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Horton.
Boston: Mr. and Mrs. B. W. Fredericks, Miss Edith Fredericks, Mr. L. C. Hungerford.
Providence, R.I.: Mr. and Mrs. V. M. Wilson, Jr., Miss Marie Wilson.
Elmira, N.Y.: Mrs. John Copley, Mr. and Mrs. C. C. Wilson, Mr. and Mrs. Grover Francher, Mr. and Mrs. Fordyce Knapp, Mr. and Mrs. C. C. Swan, Mr. and Mrs. Seymour Lowman, Mr. and Mrs. Louis Gates, Mr. and Mrs. Hovey Copley, Mr. and Mrs. Frederick Orcott.
Towanda: Mrs. Mial E. Lilley, Miss Pauline Lilley, Mr. and Mrs. H. M. Turner, Mr. and mrs. Roy Lilley.
Canton:  Mr. Samuel Jewell, Miss Lorene Jewell, Mrs. Frederick Hull, Miss Hull, Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Brown, Mr. Will Dean Brown, Dr. Benjamin Derrah, Mrs. Allen Wilson.
Lock Haven, Pa.: Mrs. Wilson Kistler, Mr. and Mrs. Sedgwick Kistler.
Utica, N.Y.: Miss Ann Gibson.
Sayre, Pa.: Dr. Silas L. Molyneaux.
Alba, Pa.: Mr. and Mrs. A. Wilson, Mr. Edwin Wilson, Mrs. John Baker.
Altoona, Pa.: Mr. and Mrs. Edward Parke.
Susquehanna:  Mr. and Mrs. Fred C. Wright.

(Local) The wedding of James C. Patterson and Bordena E. Harkness of Gillett, was solemnized on Wednesday at the home of the bride’s sister, Mrs. John Chase.  The Rev. A. J. Osborn performed the ceremony.

(Local)  William James Coon and Lena Mae Smith both of Granville, were untied in marriage at the Methodist parsonage in Towanda on Thursday June 15, at 3 o’clock.  They were accompanied by the bride’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. Willard Smith of Granville.

(Springfield) Mr. and Mrs. John Allen and Mr. and Mrs. J. K. Phillips motored to Elmira on Thursday evening, June 15th to attend the wedding of Miss Helen Potter to Dalton D. Sarvey.

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

The home of Mr. and Mrs. George E. Riggs in Elmira Street was the scene of a pretty June Wedding at 7:30 Tuesday evening when their only daughter, Laura, was married to Mr. Donald J. Vickery of Columbia Cross Roads.  The ceremony was performed by the bride’s former pastor, the Rev. J. C. Bryan of Granville Center, Pa.  Relatives and a few intimate friends only were present.
The bride was handsomely gowned in white net over silk mull and carried a bouquet of white Canterbury Bells.  Pink peonies were effectively used in the table decorations to carry out the color scheme of pink and white.  Following a delicious four course supper, Mr. and Mrs. Vickery slipped away by automobile for a trip to Buffalo and Niagara Falls.  Both bride and groom have hosts of friends who wish for them a full measure of happiness.  Mr. Vickery is associated in business with his father at Columbia Cross Roads where they will be at home after August 1st.

At the attractive home in Sullivan of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Beardsley, at 8:30 o’clock Tuesday evening was solemnized the marriage of their only daughter, Miss Lena Beardsley to Mr. Fred H. Canedy of Sylvania.  The Rev. Thos. Burgan of Troy, was the officiating clergyman.  Invitations to the wedding were confined to near relatives.  Miss Silvia Rockwell of Sullivan was maid of honor; Mr. John Canedy, a nephew of the groom, best man, and little Elizabeth Beardsley, a niece of the bride was flower girl.  Miss Esther Orvis played the wedding march.  The bride was handsomely gowned in Georgette crepe over white silk.  A wedding supper of several courses was served.
The bride has been for several years a successful teacher and numbers her friends by the hundreds, as does the groom who is a successful business man of Troy and Sylvania.
Mr. and Mrs. Canedy are on a bridal trip of ten days to Philadelphia, Atlantic City and Washington.  They will occupy the Canedy homestead at Sylvania.

A pretty home wedding of interest to a large number of Gazette-Register readers was solemnized at noon yesterday at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Saxton at Granville Center, when their daughter, Eleanor F., was married to Dr. William L. Rider of Troy, by the Rev. Glenn A. Baldwin.  About thirty relatives and near friends were present.
The home was prettily decorated.
The bride, who was gowned in white silk net over white taffeta, trimmed with silk lace and satin taffeta ribbon, was attended as maid of honor by her sister, Miss Ruth Saxton, and Mr. Ralph Andrews of Washington, D. C. was best man.  Little Misses Jean Rider and Helen Andrews were flower girls. A fine collation followed the ceremony.  The bride was a teacher in the Troy public school last year and has a host of friends.  The bridal gifts were many and beautiful.  Dr. Rider is the well known dentist of this boro.
Dr. and Mrs. Rider left in their car during the afternoon for a trip through the Adirondack Mountains of Northern New York. They will return to Troy about July 6th and will make their home on Main Street, next to the First National Bank.  The guests in attendance at the wedding from a distance included the groom’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Rider of Catawissa, Pa., Miss Ella Larcom of Ithaca, N.Y., Mr. Ralph Andrews and Helen Andrews of Washington, D.C., Mrs. Mary Saxton, son and daughter, Williamsport, Mrs. Ellen Borden, Miss Susie Borden, Miss Laura Wheeler, Troy.

Under an arch of evergreens and laurel at the home of the bride’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Howland at 8 o’clock last evening, Miss Mildred Howland was married to Mr. Willard Gilbert in the presence of about 40 relatives and friends.  The bride in white net over white messaline satin with trimmings of pearl beads, was attended by her sister, Mrs. Earl VanNoy of Alba, who wore a handsome gown of white silk poplin.  The bride carried a shower bouquet of white roses, and the matron of honor pink and white roses.  Mr. VanNoy was best man.  The flower bearers were nieces and nephews of the bride – Little Misses Bernice Andrus and Muriel Rothwell and Masters Lawrence Andrus and Raymond Sweet.  The table decorations for the four course wedding supper were pink and white peonies and roses. With the cordial well wished of a numerous circle of friends Mr. and Mrs. Gilbert are on a bridal trip to Buffalo and Niagara Falls.

The marriage of Miss Martha Gernert and Adrian Post, both of Columbia Cross Roads, Pa., took place Saturday morning, June 24, at 11 o’clock at the Lake Street Presbyterian manse.  The Rev. Dr. R. Lew Williams performed the ceremony.  Mr. and Mrs. Post left for New York City where they are to reside.

(Columbia X Roads)  Miss Martha Gernert and Adrian Post were married last Saturday in Elmira.

(Local) George M. Snow and Mrs. Lucy B. Smith, both of Canton, were married recently in Towanda.  The marriage also was solemnized last week of Miss Daisy Terry of Ogdensburg and Archie Ameigh of Canton.

(Local)  Mr. Dean B. Shadduck and Miss Marian J. Brooks of Alba, were recently married at Auburn, N.Y.  Their wedding trip included Port Byron, Rochester, Albion and Niagara Falls.  The groom is a brother of Mrs. Irving Comfort.

James McGee, Jr., left Tuesday for Rutherford, N.J. where he will be best man at the church wedding of Miss Jeanette B. Smith and Mr. John Croak at 5:30 Thursday afternoon.  The maid of honor will be Miss Mayme Smith, sister of the bride.  Relatives and a few near friends only will be bidden to the nuptials and reception.  The bride to be is a former Trojan whose many friends will welcome her back among them.  Mr. Croak is a valued employee of the Troy Engine & Machine Company.  They will make their home in Troy in the Wolcott house, on Canton Street.