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Tri County Clippings - Troy Register 1900

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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 TR and its successor, TGR covers the area of all townships surrounding Troy and many neighborhoods have a local column submitted, not necessarily every week.
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The Troy Register

Troy, Bradford County, Pa

Nineteenth Year, #922, Wednesday, February 28, 1900

A Pretty Home Wedding.

At the home of Mr. and Mrs. D. C. Newell at noon, February 28th, occurred the wedding of their daughter Grace, to Mr. Edwin Patterson of Watkins, N. Y., formerly in the employ of the firm of Carpenter & Pierce as telegraph operator.

The bride was prettily gowned in light gray cloth, with white liberty silk front and drapings, and carried an exquisite boquet of white orchids and maiden-hair fern, tied with white satin ribbon. The maid-of-honor, Miss Adda King, carried a beautiful boquet of yellow roses and orchids. The flower girls were the little daughters of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Ward, Bessie and Anna; they carried baskets of white flowers. The best man was Mr. George McLafferty, of Montour Falls, N.Y. Rev. Ward Mosher of the M. E. church performed the ceremony. The orchestra of which Miss Newell has so long been a member, played the wedding march. At the close of the ceremony an elaborate dinner in four courses, was served by the members of the Harmony Circle of the M. E. church.

The guests numbered about seventy. Among them, from out of town, were Miss Mildred Catlin of Odessa, N.Y.; Mell Wooster of Watkins; Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Besley of Elk Run; Mr. and Mrs. Charles Crandall of Alba, Mr. and Mrs. William Sims, Col. X Roads, and Mrs. Nellie Leonard, Wilkes-Barre.

The happy couple were the recipients of a large number of useful and ornamental gifts, including silver, cut-glass, fine china in various forms, needlework, table linen, furniture, rugs, pictures, a lamp, a carving set, bric-a-brac, and various other articles too numerous to mention.

Mr. and Mrs. Patterson took their departure on the 4:25 p.m. train going north.

Another of our lovely and estimable Troy young ladies has gone to gladden the home of her choosing. She will be missed among her large circle of friends, by many of them known since her childhood, and particularly in the M. E. church, where has for so long been the organist.

They will make their home in Watkins, where Mr. Patterson has a position as telegraph operator.

Regrets were received from the following friends and relatives: Mr. and Mrs. Geo. A. Case, Watkins; Mr. and Mrs. E. McLafferty, Montour Falls; Mr. and Mrs. R. L. Cantlin, Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Newton, Mr. and Mrs. F. J. Prentice, Mr. Geo. Backman, Odessa, N.Y.; Mr. C. F. Prentice, Windsor, N.Y.; Mr. and Mrs. G. H. Catlin, Alpine, N.Y.; Mr. and Mrs. John Fuller, Elmira; Mrs. Grace May Dunham, South Coventry, Conn.; Miss Jennie Foote, Mr. and Mrs. W. F. Kellogg, Ithaca; Mr. and Mrs. A. R. Silliman, Boone, Iowa; and Miss Mary Quinn, Brooklyn.

The marriage of Travis McKeel and Miss Steel, at Troy, was postponed from Wednesday until Friday, because of an irregularity in the license which had to be righted before Justice Case could proceed with the ceremony.—Mansfield Advertiser.

(Local News) Guy A. Landon, of East Canton, and Fannie Williams, of Troy, were married in Canton February 14th, at the Presbyterian manse.

Nineteenth Year, #924, Wednesday, March 14, 1900

(Local News) On Wednesday evening of last week, at the home of the bride in New York city, occurred the marriage of Benjamin M. Griffith of South Towanda, and Miss Frances a. Brockway. Mr. and Mrs. Griffith will reside at Leona, Springfield township, where the groom has purchased a farm.—Review.

Nineteenth Year, #925, Wednesday, March 21, 1900

(Local News) Millard C. Olds and Miss Alace L. Melville, both of Columbia, were married by Justice B. A. Long last Saturday, March 17th.

Nineteenth Year, #926, Wednesday, March 28, 1900

(Local News) Married, at the M. E. parsonage East Troy, by Rev. I. B. Hyde, March 28th, Jerome Stanton of Troy to Abbie A. Baker of LaPort., Pa.

Nineteenth Year, #930, Wednesday, April 25, 1900

(Local News) Married, in Elmira, April 11th, 1900, by Rev. W. T. Henry, Miss Ada E. Walburn of LeRoy, Pa., to Mr. Fred E. Nottingham of Cuba, N.Y.. They will reside in Roseville, where Mr. Nottingham is cheese maker in the factory at that place.

Nineteenth Year, #931, Wednesday, May 2, 1900

(Local News) Invitations are out for the marriage of Miss Mirtie Warner to Mr. Lorenzo Grinnell, May 16th, at the home of the bride’s parents, at Virtus, PA.

(Local News) Mr. Frank Sims of this place and Miss Ida Sallada of Canton were married at the Baptist parsonage in Troy on Thursday evening of last week, by Rev. O. T. Steward.

Nineteenth Year, #932, Wednesday, May 9, 1900

Miss Edith Warner and Judson Hagerman were united in marriage in Troy, May 2nd.

Nineteenth Year, #933, Wednesday, May 16, 1900

(Local News) Married, on Wednesday evening May 9, at the home of the bride’s parents, William S. Bull of Mansfield, Pa., and Adeline Webber of Troy Township, by Orlando T. Steward, pastor of the Baptist Church.

Nineteenth Year, #934, Wednesday, May 23, 1900


One of the prettiest home weddings took place at the home of the bride’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Warner in Virtus, on Wednesday evening May 16th, when their daughter, Mirtie, was united in marriage to Mr. Lorenzo Grinnell, of Wells.

At the appointed hour the bridal party entered the parlor to the beautiful strains of "Lohnegrein’s Bridal Chorus" rendered by Miss Wilcox. The procession was preceeded by Misses Nellie Watkins and Pearl Warner, as flower girls, followed by the maid of honor, Miss Jennie Grinnell, and Mr. William Knapp, of Wells, as best man, and last the bride and groom. Rev. A. G. Cameron, of Sylvania, performed the ceremony, using the impressive ring service. Sweet music was rendered throughout the ceremony. The bride was becomingly gowned in moth silk and carried white carnations.

The rooms were very prettily decorated in green and white, the colors being also carried out in the dining room, where an elegant supper was served. The esteem in which the bride is held was manifest in the fine display of wedding gifts. Mr. and Mrs. Grinnell left for a two weeks trip, and will be at home to their friends after June 10th.

(Local News) Announcement is made of the engagement of Miss Rose K. Arnold of Granville Centre to Fred H. Johnson of Troy.

Nineteenth Year, #936, Wednesday, June 6, 1900

(Local News) Married, at the home of the bride’s parents in LeRoy, May 30, 1900, by Rev. L. L. Grover, Miss Louise Warburton to Mr. Walter Knights of Alba.


A very pretty home wedding took place at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. Charles R. Case at Sloatsburg, N.Y., on Tuesday, May 15th, at noon, when their daughter Fanny Margaret Case was united in marriage to Mr. Thomas James McCoard.

The Rev. Bertholb Seeholzer performed the ceremony, which was witnessed by an interested and appreciative assemblage, during which a wedding march was softly played.

The predominating colors were pink and white; the house was tastefully decorated with potted plants, festooning of evergreens and American beauty roses.

The ceremony was performed under an arch of evergreens, from which suspended a horse shoe made of roses and smilax; the bride was dressed in pink silk, escorted by her father.

Miss Quick of New York City was bridesmaid and was dressed in pink mousseline de soie; the groom was attended by his brother, Mr. Robert McCord of Central Park, Long Island.

The bridal party was preceded by the following pages: Misses May Finch and Hattie Miller and Master Halsey McCready and Benjamin Tracy Moffatt, who formed an aisle with pink and white ribbon through which the bridal party passed to their position.

A splendid collation was served to all the guests, after which Mr. and Mrs. McCord left for a tour in the East. Many beautiful and valuable presents were received.

Nineteenth Year, #937, Wednesday, June 13, 1900

(Local News) Married, at Elmira, May 12 by Rev. Reynolds, Miss Louise Pierce, eldest daughter of the late Milton Pierce, of Elmira, to Mr. Lloyd Alexander of Sylvania.

(Local News) Married, at the home of the bride at Bailey’s Corners, Monday evening, May 28, 1900, by Rev. H. F. Keltch, Mrs. Lutia Bailey, to Mr. P. R. Warren of Granville Centre.

(Local News) Invitations are out for the marriage of Miss Emma Laura Bailey of Troy, and Mr. William A. Barrett, of Campbell, N.Y., to take place tomorrow at the home of Mr. Fred VanHorn on Exchange street.

(Local News) Married—In St. Michael’s church, Wednesday morning, June 6th, by the rector, Rev. W. H. Connolly, Harry Avery, of Roseville, and Miss Mae King of Grover. The best man was John King and the bridesmaid was Miss Margaret King, brother and sister of the bride. The ceremony was followed by a wedding breakfast at the home of the bride’s mother.—Canton Sentinel.

Nineteenth Year, #938, Wednesday, June 20, 1900


A very pretty wedding was celebrated at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Fred VanHorn, sister of the bride’s, on Exchange street last Thursday evening, when Emma Laura Bailey was united in marriage with William A. Barrett of Campbell, N.Y. The house was beautifully decorated with ferns, roses, potted plants and cut flowers. Promptly at seven o’clock the bridal party entered, and the ceremony was impressively performed by Rev. A. E. Warner, pastor of the First Baptist church of Campbell, N.Y. The bride’s dress was of white liberty silk and she carried a boquet of white roses. When congratulations were over all repaired to the dining room where a bountiful repast was served. The bride and groom departed on the 9 o’clock train amid showers of rice, old shoes and good wishes. The happy couple will make their home at Campbell, N.Y.


Last evening at the Presbyterian church at 8 o’clock, occurred the beautiful wedding of Miss Anne E. Leonard of this place and Mr. Harry S. Johnson of Niagara Falls.

The ceremony was performed by Rev. E. P. Morse. Miss Charlotte Paine very ably presided at the organ during the service. The maid-of-honor was Miss Henrietta Pomeroy; the brides-maids, Miss Johnson, East Aurora, N.Y.; Miss Mae Davison, New York, and Miss Mary Louise Saltmarsh, and the best man was Mr. S. Senior of New York. The ushers were Messrs. Horner, Hovey and Leonard of New York and Russell of Buffalo. After a reception at the home following the ceremony, the bride and groom left on the night train for New York.

Nineteenth Year, #939, Wednesday, June 27, 1900

At the home of the bride, 2929 North Broad street, in this village Tuesday, June 19, 1900, by the Rev. Wilson Treible, Mr. Fredrick M. Holoway of Troy, Bradford county, Pa., was united in marriage to Miss Mary I. Monagle.

After the ceremony Mr. and Mrs. Holloway took their departure for their new home in Troy, Pa., with the best wishes of many friends.—The Morning Sun, Norwich, N.Y.

Nineteenth Year, #940, Wednesday, July 11, 1900

Thomson-Harrison. On July 3rd, at Elmira, N.Y., James B. Thomson of Richburg, N.Y., and Alma Harrison of Troy, Pa., by Rev. Orlando T. Steward, pastor of the Baptist church of this place.

Nineteenth Year, #942, Wednesday, July 25, 1900

(Local News) Beach-Thompson. Howard Beach and Hattie M. Thompson both of Troy, Pa., were married on Wednesday evening, July 18, 1900, by Pastor Orlando T. Steward.

Nineteenth Year, #945, Wednesday, August 15, 1900

(Local News) Cards are out for the marriage on Sept. 5, of Solomon Ballard and Miss Anna W. Hooker, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles C. Hooker of Leona.

(Local News) Invitations are out for the marriage of Miss Bessie Pomeroy Lee to Mr. Arthur Wentworth Hall at Saint Paul’s church, Troy, Wednesday evening, September the fifth.

Nineteenth Year, #946, Wednesday, August 22, 1900

(Local News) Mr. Henry Hickok and Mrs. Caroline Montgomery both of East Troy, were married Wednesay –today.

(Local News) Mr. Archibald Robbins of Mainesburg, and Miss Grace Rhinebold of York, Pa., were married last Wednesday.

Nineteenth Year, #948, Wednesday, September 5, 1900

Miss Carrie Kinglsey of Elmira formerly of Troy was married last Wednesday to Mr. John Lee of Buffalo, N. Y. The guest from Troy were Mr. and Mrs. Clark Joralemon and little son George, and Miss Effie Joralemon.

(Local News) The marriage of Miss Bessie Lee, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. E. J. Lee, of Brooklyn, formerly of Troy, to Mr. Arthur Wentworth Hall, an attorney of New York City, takes place at St. Paul’s Episcopal church in Troy, this evening, Sept. 5th.

Nineteenth Year, #949, Wednesday, September 12, 1900

(Local News) Invitations are out for the marriage of Miss Grace B. Giuild to Mr. William Herrington, Tuesday evening, Sept. 25th at the home of the bride’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Guild in West Burlington.

Wedding at St. Paul’s.

The most interesting social event of the season took place on last Wednesday evening, Sept. 5th, in the marriage of Miss Bessie Pomeroy Lee to Mr. Arthur Wentworth Hall, of Brooklyn, Miss Lee’s name as an artist of rare skill and genius is well known, while Mr. Hall who is connected with a prominent legal firm in New York, belongs to a fine old Georgia family, and has already won many warm friends here.

The marriage ceremony was performed by the Rev. Charles Hamilton McKnight, whose beautiful rendering of the service made it particularly impressive. The marriage hymn "O Perfect Love," was sung by Miss Jeannette Kenyon. Music from Lohengrin was played softly throughout the entire service, and from Greig, von Fielitz, and Wagner before the arrival of the bridal party, changing to the march from Tannhauser as they entered the church.

The wedding procession walked from the home of Mrs. Charles C. Paine to the church, their path being carpeted and screened from the street by vines of wild clematis and arches of green boughs and golden rod. The aisle was outlined by torches of white and ping hydrangeas held aloft by rods wound with clematis and ending at the entrance to the chancel in an arch of the delicate Japan clematis, whose white-starred sprays combined with masses of bittersweet vines formed a screen at the chancel gates and also at either side of the altar, while flame-colored gladiolas and blossoms of the trumpet-creeper furnished brilliant bits of color.

The reception was held on the beautiful lawn at the home of Captain and Mrs. Ayres, and the bridal party received the guests under a canopy tent festooned with green vines and blossoms. The grounds were lighted brilliantly with Chines lanterns; numberless candles twinkled from every bush and shrub, and added to this the bright moonlight made the scene fairy-like.

The bride wore an Empire gown of heavy ivory satin with garnitures of exquisite lace and a stole of rare Eastern embroidery in gold. The bridesmaids wore Empire frocks of batiste and insertion over pale yellow slips, with flower-trimmed bonnets of the same quaint style, and carrying noes-gays of old fashioned garden flowers. Miss Emma Lee was the maid of honor and Mr. Fulton Hall of Philadelphia the best man. The bridemaids were Miss Ethel Lidgerwood, Miss Katherine Gerry, Miss Mary Corbett and Miss Kitty Lee. The ushers. –Messrs. William E. Carnochan, Roy Lee, Robert Corbett and Edgar Lee, all of New York.

The supper was served by the Guild of St. Paul’s church of which Miss Lee was one of the original members. Her wish to return to her childhood’s home and to be married among her old friends was a touching tribute to her love for them which cannot fail of deep appreciation.

Nineteenth Year, #953, Wednesday, October 10, 1900

(Local News) The engagement of Miss Linolee Brooks and Mr. Robert Keir, both of Leona, is announced. The wedding will take place in Nov.

(Local News) Invitations are out for the marriage of Miss Bessie Thomas of Canton to Mr. Philip Arthur Rising of Chicago on Wednesday, October 17th.

(Local News) A few invitations have been received in this place to the marriage of Miss Katharine Vincent Gridley, daughter of the late Capt. Charles Gridley, to Mr. Lewis Buddy, Jr., on Tuesday, Oct. 18th, at St., Paul’s church, Erie, Pa.

Twentieth Year, #957, Wednesday, November 7, 1900


A very pretty wedding occurred at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Luther J. Fanning, Fairview, on Tuesday, Oct. 30th, 1900, when their daughter Miss Alice Jeannett was united in marriage to Mr. John B. Dickinson of West Burlington. Promptly at 12 o’clock the wedding march, played by Miss Cora Varney, announced the hour for the ceremony. Following the minister, Rev. Mr. Allen of Canton, came two little nieces of the bride, Erma Swain and Ruth Fanning, carrying flowers, then the groomsman and bridesmaid, Mr. Lou Burdett and Miss Edith Fanning of Leona, followed by the bride and groom.

After congratulations the guests, numbering about sixty, sat down to an elegant wedding dinner of nine courses. Delightful music, a recitation by Mrs. Allen and a solo by Mr. Luther J. Fanning, was enjoyed by all.

The bride was the recipient of many handsome and useful presents, including, silver, china and glass ware, table ware, table linen, etc., noticeable among which being a silver tea set from the parents and sister of the groom. Guests were present from Troy, Towanda, Canton, and several from a distance. Mr. and Mrs. Dickinson are well favorably known in this county, both being fine musicians and have furnished entertainment at musical associations, concerts and socials. We extend our congratulations.

(Local News) Mr. Andrew W. Fellows of Canton, and Miss V. May Patterson of Washingtonville, Pa., were united in marriage Tuesday, October 30th, by Rev. David Keppel, of Elmira.

(Local News) Married—Addalene Belle Joralemon (formerly of Troy) to Mr. Frank Landon Solomon of Boston, Mass., at the home of her sister, Mrs. P. C. Pettit of White Plains, N.Y., November 5th.

Twentieth Year, #958, Wednesday, November 14, 1900

(Local News) Married, October 18th, 1900, at the State Line, Mr. John Wilson of Elmira, and Miss Kate Richmond of Troy.

Twentieth Year, #959, Wednesday, November 21, 1900


A large company gathered at the pleasant home of Mr. and Mrs. Addison Brooks, Leona, Pa., Nov. 14th, to witness the marriage of their youngest daughter, Linolee, to Mr. Robert Keir, also of Leona, Rev. U. S. Hall officiated. The house was very prettily and tastefully decorated. The presents were numerous and valuable. A bountiful supper was served and a general good time was enjoyed.

Twentieth Year, #960, Wednesday, November 28, 1900

(Local News) Mr. George W. Heath of Burlington was united in marriage to Miss Bessie Houghland on Sunday November 25th at the home of the bride’s parents in Louisville, Ky.

Twentieth Year, #961, Wednesday, December 5, 1900

At 2 o’clock Thursday afternoon Rev. David Keppel, at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Cook in Elmira, united in marriage Ralph E. Baker and Mrs. Clara Be. Andrews, both of Coryland, and Lester Baker of Coryland and Miss Cora M. West of Columbia X Roads.

Twenty-Fifth Wedding Anniversary.

On Saturday, November 24th, 1900, over fifty friends and relatives of Mr. and Mrs. J. Delos Blackwell gathered at their pleasant home in West Burlington, Pa. They came by invitation to assist Mr. and Mrs. Blackwell in celebrating the twenty-fifth anniversary of their marriage. At 12:30 p.m. the guests were served dinner. During the afternoon the company were given some delightful music and a recitation by Mrs. Soper. The Rev. Mr. Soper made some very appropriate remarks and finished by offering a short prayer. Mr. and Mrs. Blackwell were the recipients of many costly and useful presents, mostly silver. Letters of regrets, nearly all of which were accompanied by presents, were received from friends in Brooklyn, Elmira, Athens, and many other places. Guests were present from Elmira, Wells, Columbia, Towanda, and a large number of friends from Troy and vicinity.

Twentieth Year, #963, Wednesday, December 19, 1900

(Local News) William T. Herrington, and Miss Ethel Bodine, both of West Burlington, were married Dec. 12, at the M. E. parsonage in Towanda by Rev. E. J. Rosengrant.