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Tri County Clippings- Troy Gazette Register 1904 - Yesterday's News

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Twenty-third Year, #104142, Thursday, January 7, 1904


Joseph J. Howely and Mabel Hager, two of Troy’s well known young people were united in marriage Monday by Rev. Father Connolly at his residence, at 7 o’clock. John J. Handran acted as groomsman and Miss Mary Howley, sister of the groom, as bridesmaid. The couple left for a short wedding trip to Niagara Falls and will make their home in Corning, where Mr. Howley has a good position in the machine shops.


A very pretty wedding took place at the home of Mr. and Mrs. B. Frank Shattuck in East Troy on Thursday, December 31, when their oldest daughter, Abbie A., was united in marriage to Lynn E. Blackwell of West Burlington, by Rev. M. A. Soper of Ulster. The guests were received at the door by Master Russell and Miss Elsia Farmer.

At 2 o’clock, p.m., the bridal party at the strains of the wedding march played by E. B. Dickinson entered the parlor and placed themselves under an artistic decoration of evergreen and bitter sweet, afterwards entering the dining room of which the tables were decorated with cactus blossoms. A dainty menu was served in courses. The bridesmaids were the Misses Katharine L. Blackwell, a sister of the groom and Mildred K. Shattuck, a sister of the bride, while Messrs. Joseph Blackwell of Towanda, and John B. Rockwell of West Burlington, cousins of the groom acted as groomsmen.

The guests from out of town were from Nanticoke, Elmira, Towanda, Seely’s Creek, Pisgah, West Burlington and Virtus.

After receiving congratulations of their many friends, Mr. and Mrs. Blackwell left on the evening train for Elmira and Syracuse.

(Wells News) Morris Phillips of Jobs’ Corners and Miss Minnie Berry were happily united in marriage at the home of the bride’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Berry of Coryland, at about six o’clock Thursday evening, December 24, 1903. Rev. Walker of Daggett, officiated. Only a few intimate friends and relatives of the contracting party were invited. Mr. and Mrs. Phillips have left for an extended wedding trip, after which they will begin housekeeping near Job’s Corner. The fortunate bridegroom is highly spoken of as young man of excellent habits and the bride is a bright, handsome vivacious and accomplished young lady, with a legion of friends.

(Wetona News) Robt. Young and Miss Ella Bailey were married last Sunday at Waverly, N.Y.

(Alba News) Miss Lottie Case and Earl Roby were married December 24th.

Twenty-third Year, #104144, Thursday, January 21, 1904

(Alba News) Duly Fitch and Miss Bell Eastman were married at Elmira quite recently.

Twenty-third Year, #104145, Thursday, January 28, 1904

(Gillett News) Cora Gustin and Ripley Rumsey, well known young people of this place were united in marriage at Pine City, January 17.

Married in Elmira.

Olen R. Ross and Miss Lorin Shriver, two popular people of Troy township, were married in Elmira on January 14, by Rev. Ely Putnam of that city. Miss Daisy Ross, sister of the groom, accompanied the young couple to Elmira.

(Berrytown News) Married, in Elmira, January 20th, by W. T. Henry, D. D., Miss Ina Lewis of this place and Charles J. Blackman of Shunk, Pa. The bride is one of Berrytown’s most respected young ladies and the groom a successful farmer of Shunk.

Twenty-third Year, #104148, Thursday, February 18, 1904


On February 10, in Elmira, occurred the marriage of Miss Nellie, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. L. W. Wood of Troy township, and William Hager of Alba, Pa.


Friends and relatives here will be interested to learn of the marriage of Miss Ora Lilley of Athens, formerly a resident of Troy. The Athens News of February 13th, gives the following account of the event:

Miss Ora Belle Lilley, daughter of Mrs. M. L. Case of this place, and George F. Stanton, son of Mrs. S. L. Stanton of Waverly, were married at the home of the bride’s mother, Main st., at high noon today, in the presence of the immediate families only, of the contracting parties, Rev. G. A. Briggs of Waverly performing the ceremony.

Mr. and Mrs. Stanton left on the Black Diamond this afternoon for a short trip to Philadelphia and Atlantic City and upon their return they will reside in Waverly.

Twenty-third Year, #104149, Thursday, February 25, 1904

Two Waverly Weddings.

At Waverly on Wednesday of last week, James H. Collins and Miss Martha Dibble, both of East Smithfield, were married by Rev. Geo. A. Briggs, pastor of the Baptist church.

On the same day George L. Simpson of LeRoy, and Miss Ettie B. Fairbanks of West Franklin, were married at the home of Charles Fairbanks in Waverly by Justice Charles O. Hoagland.


Joseph H. Smith and Miss Lillie B. Fuller, both of Springfield township, were married on Wednesday of last week in Elmira by Rev. W. T. Henry.

(Alba News) Will Hager of Alba, and Miss Nellie Wood of Troy, were married at Elmira Wednesday, February 10th, by Rev. W. T. McHenry.

Twenty-third Year, #104150, Thursday, March 3, 1904

(Windfall News) The marriage of Lizzie Bush and Mr. Pickler of Elmira, occurred in Granville Centre last Saturday by justice of the peace, Encell Taylor.

(Windfall News) Miss Mary Randall and Sollie Baxter, two prominent young people of Granville, were married very quietly in Elmira, February 15th.

Twenty-third Year, #104151, Thursday, March 10, 1904

Joseph Packard and Miss Etta Jenkins, both of Clinton, were married on March 2nd, at Elmira, by Rev. W. T. Henry.


At the Christian parsonage, Sylvania, Pa., Tuesday evening, March 8th, 1904, William Canedy and Miss Ella Wheeler were united in marriage by the Rev. L. D. Vosburgh. Mr. Canedy is one of the most prosperous young farmers in this section, Miss Wheeler a young woman of sterling worth. The bride was attended by her sister Miss Jennie Wheeler, the groom by William Sherman. The many friends of the bride and groom join heartily in wishing them a happy and prosperous future.

(Alba News) Dr. Barton and Miss Susie Bixby were married one day last week.

(Local News) Edward Utter of Burlington, and Miss Nellie Smith of LeRoy, were married March 2nd, at the home of the bride’s parents, Dr. and Mrs. L. B. Smith by Rev. Geo. Morse.

Twenty-third Year, #104152, Thursday, March 17, 1904

(Leroy News) The marriage of James Bunyan to Miss Matie Kelley is to take place March 23rd at the bride’s home.

Twenty-third Year, #104154, Thursday, March 31, 1904

Milo Wooster of Columbia X Roads and Miss Maud Schofield of East Troy, were recently married.


Mr. H. Wayne Pierce of Burlington and Miss Elsie Whitehead of Mountain Lake, were united in marriage Wednesday evening at the home of the bride’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Whitehead by the Rev. W. P. Miller, pastor of the M. E. church in Burlington. The bride was attended by Miss Katherine Vroman, and Mr. Howard Whitehead, a brother of the bride, acted as best man, and little Miss Ruth Rose as flower girl. About 70 friends witnessed the ceremony and attended the reception afterward. Mr. Pierce is a son of Mrs. Marion Pierce. Both are well known around this vicinity.

Twenty-third Year, #104155, Thursday, April 7, 1904

Refused to Marry.

The Waverly correspondent of the Sayre Times, says that John M. Loomis, a deaf mute of 40 years of age, whose home is in East Smithfield, and who follows the occupation of a farmer, and Miss Florence D. Passage, of Milan, a blushing maiden of 19 summers, appeared at the office of Judge Charles O. Hoagland Thursday afternoon and requested to be joined in the holy bonds of wedlock.

The judge did not quite like the idea of joining a young girl for life, to a mute old enough to be her father, and so, after a careful consideration of the case, he declined to do so. The man was much put out and the young woman seemed quite disappointed, but the judge was firm and so they departed, presumably to find some one who would be more compliant in the matter.

A Milan correspondent of this paper announces the marriage to have taken place that day.

(Alba News) Lee Knights of Alba, and Miss Daisy Ross of Troy, were married the 31st of last month at Horseheads.

(Wells News) Andrew Canfield, formerly of this place and Miss Goldie Cleveland of Daggett, were married at Elmira on a recent Sunday. Also at the same place and day Walter Cleveland of Daggett was married to Miss Lena Canfield of Rutland. It is said that both brides are under fourteen years of age. This is Mr. Canfield’s second marriage and is a case of father and daughter marrying sister and brother –what relations will the off-springs be?

Twenty-third Year, #104156, Thursday, April 14, 1904

A Brilliant Easter Tide Wedding.

A brilliant Easter tide wedding which stirred the social circles of Milton was that of last Thursday, when Miss Mary Evans, the charming daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Penn Hastings, (an old an prominent family, Mr. Hastings being a lineal descendant of William Penn the founder of Pennsylvania) was united in marriage to Leon Wadsworth Budd of Chicago, formerly of Troy, the same being solemnized at the home of the bride, the spacious rooms of which were profusely decorated with pink azalias, carnations and roses. The ceremony was performed by W. T. L. Kieffer of the First Presbyterian church, in the presence of about one hundred and fifty guest.

At eight o’clock the bride and groom appeared, preceded by the ushers, brothers of the bride, carrying white satin ribbon which formed an aisle for the bridal party. The maid of Honor Miss Grace Beatrice Dickerman, daughter of ex-congressman Dickerman and the bridesmaid, a sister of the bride, and the little Miss Crane of Scranton, niece of bride, acted as flower girl. The best man was Frederick Lyons of New York.

The bride and groom left for a week’s stay in New York, before going to their future home in Chicago. The guests present from Troy were Mr. and Mrs. Louden Budd, A. L. Budd and wife, Miss Cora Spalding, Mrs. M. Whaley of Boston, and Mrs. Max Beers of Elmira.

(East Troy News) Married at the Methodist parsonage Wednesday, April 6th, at six p.m., by the pastor Rev. W. H. S. Loller, Clem A. Loomis, only son of the late M. O. Loomis, to Miss Angeline E. Estep.

Twenty-third Year, #104157, Thursday, April 21, 1904


Burley Darrow of Burlington and Jeannette Wilber of Fairview were married at the M. E. parsonage at Burlington by Rev. W. P. Miller, Wednesday evening, April 13, in the presence of a few friends. A reception was given them last evening at the home of the groom’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. Josiah Darrow at Burlington. Both bride and groom are young people of sterling worth, Mrs. Darrow having been a faithful worker in the Sunday school and Junior League at Fairview. They are living upon the Darrow farm near Burlington.

(Berrytown News) John H. Chace and Miss Ida M. Lewis, two estimable young people of Thompson Hill, were married in Wellsburg on Sunday, April 17th, at 5 o’clock p.m. Rev. S. Barrett performed the ceremony and Miss Flossie Fletcher and Willard Lewis acted respectively as bridesmaid and best man.

Twenty-third Year, #104159, Thursday, May 5, 1904


Married at the residence of the bride’s brother, Thomas D. Lindley last week Wednesday evening, William Myers Foster and Miss Josephine Ann Lindley, both of East Canton. The beautiful ring ceremony was performed by Rev. Dr. Martin, pastor of the Presbyterian church. The bride was attired in white taffeta and carried white roses. Both bride and groom are popular young people. They will reside on the farm of M. R. Foster, East Canton.

(Local News) Fred M. Gustin of Athens, and Flora A. Baker of Towanda, were married at the Episcopal rectory on York avenue, Towanda by Rev. Edwin A. Gernant Wednesday evening, April 20.

Twenty-third Year, #104160, Thursday, May 12, 1904


Two of Troy’s Popular Young People Take Upon Them the Solemn Oaths.

A wedding in Troy of large interest, was that of Josephine, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. M. Shannon, and John J. Handran, which occurred last evening. The ceremony took place at 6:30 o’clock at St. John’s church which was filled to its capacity with the admiring friends of the bride and groom. The church had been extensively trimmed for the occasion. Miss Genevieve Connolly presided at the organ, the bride was attended by her sister, Miss Elizabeth Shannon, and the groom by his brother, M. J. Handran. The ushers were John Shannon of Troy, James Burke of Canton, Ma Shannon of Barnesboro, Pa., and J. P. Handran of Houtzdale, Pa.

Immediately following the ceremony the guests repaired to the home of the bride, where a reception was held. The bride and groom were escorted to the evening train by a number of their friends, and left for a several days’ visit at Washington and other points of interest, attended by the well wishes of those behind.

Following is the list of guests from out of town with those above named, who were present at the happy affair: J. E. Sullivan and wife and Misses Margaret Doherty, Anna Sullivan and Katherine Gernert of Watkins; Messrs. Ted Burke and Daniel Shannon and families of Canton; Mr. and Mrs. John A. Jones of Ralston; Wm. Shannon and family of Jersey Shore; Miss Mary Burke and Mr. and Mrs. J. Maxwell Beers of Elmira; and Mr. and Mrs. James Shannon of Corning.

Twenty-third Year, #104163, Thursday, June 2, 1904

(Local News) Married, at the Baptist parsonage in Waverly, by Rev. Geo. A. Briggs, Charles E. McKeel, formerly of Armenia, now of Athens, and Miss Anna Laura Patterson of Springfield, Pa. Mr. and Mrs. McKeel will make their future home in Athens.

Twenty-third Year, #104164, Thursday, June 9, 1904

Dunning-Shook. Pretty June Wedding Unites Two of Troy’s Popular Young People.

A pretty June wedding was that of last Wednesday evening when Ida Louise, only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Warren Dunning, was united in marriage to Clarence Ammon Shook at the First Baptist church. The church was beautifully decorated with a profusion of flowers typical of the rosy month.

Promptly at the six thirty o’clock, the bridal party enter to the strains of Lohengrin’s wedding march, as rendered by Miss Ada Gernert, preceded by the ushers, Edwin H. Grant, M. J. French, William Palmer and Andrew Spalding, bridesmaid Miss Mary Cleaver, and best man, Allan Linderman, all of whom were met at the altar by the Rev. T. A. Hughes, who performed the ceremony in a very impressive manner.

The happy pair left on the evening train for a short wedding journey, and on their return will reside in the Backer residence on East Main street.

(Burlington News) L. D. Hill and Mrs. Lizenby of Atlantic City, were married at the Troy house last Wednesday evening by our pastor, Rev. W. P. Miller. All extend congratulations.

(Roseville News) Miss May Squires of this place and Herman Sick of Painter Run, were married last Thursday at the bride’s home.


The Canton Sentinel gives the following account of the marriage of James B. McMahan of Corning to Miss Anna Hassett of Canton, the latter formerly a resident of Troy and well known here:

St. Michaels’ church was the scene of a pretty June wedding on Thursday morning, when Mr. James B. McMahan, of Corning and Miss Anna Hassett of this place, were untied in the holy bonds of matrimony by Rev. Father Connolly. The bride was attended by her sister, Miss Nora Hassett, and Mr. T. A. McMahan of Corning, a brother of the groom acted as best man. Messrs. Michael McMahan of Sayre, Patrick McMahan of Corning and Timothy and Michael McCarthy were the ushers. The wedding march was beautifully rendered by Mrs. P. J. Ronan.

After the impressive ceremony a reception was held at the home of the bride’s father, Patrick Hassett.

Mr. and Mrs. McMahan have gone on their wedding tour to St. Louis and Chicago. They will reside in Corning.

Twenty-third Year, #104164, Thursday, June 16, 1904

(Local News) Our readers will be interested in the announcement of the marriage of Miss Esther Orvis and Mr. Lee Reynolds, which occurred on June 1st. Mr. Reynolds is a respected Rutland young man, recently appointed one of the Rural Free Delivery carries from Troy, where the young people will make their home. The bride is a daughter of Mr. G. Orvis, of Sullivan and universally esteemed. She has a large circle of friends in this boro, formed during attendance at the Normal school, from which she graduated in the class of 1901. –Mansfield Advertiser.

(Local News) At the home of the brides’ cousin, Mrs. Belle Tanner, in Elmira, by Rev. Mr. Capron, June 9th, took place the marriage of Mrs. Angie Whitaker and Giles Morgan both of Troy.

Twenty-third Year, #104166, Thursday, June 23, 1904

Fanning-Swain. United in Marriage-David J. Fanning, Esq., and Miss Marion Swain. Ceremony Took Place at Presbyterian Church Tuesday evening.

The wedding of two of Troy’s prominent young people, Miss M. Marion Swain and David J. Fanning, Esq., took place on Tuesday evening last, at the First Presbyterian church in Troy, which event attracted much interest among the many friends and interest among the many friends and admires of the bride and groom. The bride has during the greater number of her years resided at the home of her aunt, Mrs. Melinda Tears, in Troy. After graduating in 1898 from the Troy Graded High school, has since followed the profession of teaching, and for several terms past has very acceptably filled an important position as a member of the faculty of the Troy Graded and High school. David J. Fanning is a son of M. D. Fanning of Wetona, and has risen to prominence as one of Troy’s followers of the profession of law. He is a nephew of Judge A. C. Fanning of the Bradford county courts.

The marriage ceremony occurred at 6 o’clock, at which time the church was well filled with guest assembled to witness the pleasing scene. An organ voluntary was rendered by the skilled performer, Miss Amelia Lamkin, and as the strains of Lohengrin’s wedding march were sounded, the bridal party made its appearance through the entrance from the parlors into the auditorium, headed by the ushers, W. D. Morse, Esq., A. C. Fanning, Jr., of Towanda, Frederick E. VanDyne and Edwin F. Loomis. They were followed by the maid of honor, Miss Martha Hickok of Rochester, N.Y., sister of the bride and by the bride’s maids, Miss S. Carrie Calkins of Elmira, Miss Florence Fanning, sister of the bride groom, and Miss Carrie Hickok, sister of the bride. Master John Parke very capably6 filled his part as page. The bride was accompanied by her foster father, Charles N. Swain of Asbury Park, N.J., and at the altar the party was met by the officiating clergyman, Rev. A. E. Hall of the Methodist church, and by the groom attended by the best man, Joseph W. Beaman, Esq., of Athens. The full disciplinary marriage service of the Methodist Episcopal church was performed.

Following the ceremony the bridal party with the immediate relatives only, assembled at the home of the bride, where an elaborate dinner was served in charge of the Harmony Circle. During the serving of the menu, music was rendered by Miss Anna Bottcher on the violin, and Miss Bess Gallatin on the piano.

Following were among the out of town guests: Judge and Mrs. A. C. Fanning of Towanda, Mr. and Mrs. M. D. Fanning, and Mr. and Mrs. Ira Fanning of Wetona, Mrs. Rodelheim of Philadelphia, Mr. and Mrs. Homer Pitts of Sylvania, Mr. and Mrs. Sidney Doane of New York city, and "Grandma," Mrs. Fannie Hickok of LeRoy, grandmother of the bride, who, despite her advanced age of eighty-nine years is still very bright eighty-nine years is still very bright-minded and energetic, and was a prominent personage among the list of guests present.

The bride and groom made their departure early, in time to board the evening train north. They will go to Rochester and from there take the steamship line across Lake Ontario and down the St. Lawrence, a delightful trip.


Miss Jennie D. Strait, a popular young lady of Sullivan, Pa., and Frank L. Brown of Elmira, formerly of Troy, were united in marriage Wednesday afternoon last week by the Rev. C. E. Ferguson of his residence in Elmira. Mr. and Mrs. Brown are enjoying a trip south and on their return will make Elmira their home. Mr. Brown is a resident of South Main street, and is employed on the N.C.R.R.

Twenty-third Year, #104167, Thursday, June 30, 1904

(Granville Center News) Allen Walburn and Cora Case were married last Wednesday in Waverly. They visited relatives in Sayre and Athens before their return.

Twenty-third Year, #104168, Thursday, July 7, 1904

Golden Wedding.

The Fiftieth anniversary of the marriage of Byron Case and Miss Eliza McIntosh, was duly remembered by about one hundred and fifty friends of their childhood and later years, assembling at their pleasant home, June 29, 1904

(Local News) Marriage license has been issued to Perry H. Sargeant of Troy, and Alice S. Henry of Brockwayville, Pa.

Mitchell-Furey. William Mitchell, Nephew of Mrs. Geo. A. Roosa of Troy, Married to Miss Katharine Furey of Lock Haven, Pa.

The Lock Haven, Pa., Daily Decorat of June 20th, contains the following account of the marriage there of Miss Katharine Furey to William Mitchell of Elmira, who is a nephew of Mrs. Geo. A. Roosa of Troy:

A very pretty home wedding occurred last evening at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph W. Furey on East Water street, when their daughter Katharine became the bride of William Mitchell of Elmira, N.Y. There were no wedding invitations issued, it being Miss Furey’s intention to be married in the presence of members of the two families only, but the members of the I. C. club decided not to be thus balked and they extended to one another an invitation to be present and witness the ceremony which was to join in wedlock one of their own number.

Promptly at 9 o’clock the young couple stepped into the parlor, the bride dressed in her traveling suit including hat, and taking their place in the large bay window. Rev. Jesse R. Zeigler, pastor of the Great Island Presbyterian church, pronounced the words that made them man and wife.

Later the bride and groom stepped into a cab to be driven to the N.Y.C. railroad station at Castnea, when to their surprise another carriage quickly drove up and eleven of the I. C.’s leaped in and directed the drive to follow the cab containing the bridal pair, when cowbells, sleighbells and horns announced to the public that another wedding had occurred. The young couple went to Williamsport last evening and this morning will leave for Baltimore, Washington and Atlantic City, returning to this city in about a week. The bride is the eldest daughter of the venerable J. W. Furey, former editor of The Democrat, and for the past few years, she has been typewriter and stenographer for Geo. A Brown, esq., and the groom is manager of a telephone company in the city of Elmira, where they will reside.

Twenty-third Year, #1197, Thursday, July 14, 1904

(Local News) Walter Mosher of Sylvania and Miss R. Levina Osgood of Mansfield, were recently married in Elmira. Miss Eva R. Osgood, sister of the bride, was bridesmaid, and Asph Passmore was best man. Mr. and Mrs. Mosher will reside at Mansfield.

(Local News) George Bush, formerly of Canton, was married June 28th, to Miss Ida Mae Dear of Rochester, N.Y., by the Rev. J. Lynn Caughey.

Twenty-third Year, #1199, Thursday, July 28, 1904


At the home of the bride’s mother on the "Homestead Farm," Porter Road, occurred the marriage of Miss Mary Louise Webber to Mr. Ernest Webster of Sullivan on Wednesday, July 20, 1904. The immediate families of the contracting parties only, were present. Marriage ceremony was performed by Rev. T. A. Hughes of the Troy Baptist church.

Twenty-third Year, #1201, Thursday, August 11, 1904

(Local News) Lynn Roberts of Sullivan and Miss Bertha Everitt of Sylvania, were married in Elmira on Thursday evening, last week by Rev. Warren of the Presbyterian church. Mr. and Mrs. Roberts will reside on his farm in Sullivan.

(LeRoy News) Maud Wooster and LaVerne Holcomb were married last Wednesday evening at the home of her mother, Mrs. L. B. Smith.


Austin S. Havens and Myrtle M. Shaylor, both of Austinville, were married Saturday afternoon at the Hedding Methodist church in Elmira by the pastor, Rev. F. T. Keeney.


At the Troy M. E. church on Thursday morning last, took place the marriage of Thomas Boughton to Miss Gladys Lee, both of Troy. The marriage ceremony was performed by the pastor Rev. A. E. Hall.

Twenty-third Year, #1202, Thursday, August 18, 1904

(Roseville News) Mark Avery and Miss Hilda Newberry were married a few days ago at Lawrenceville.

Twenty-third Year, #1203, Thursday, August 25, 1904

Lloyd Brown of Mountain Lake and Miss Bessie Wrisley of Luthers Mills, were united in marriage on Tuesday, August 16, in Elmira, by Rev. Mr. Haight, of the First Methodist church.

Twenty-third Year, #1204, Thursday, September 1, 1904

French-Bottcher. M. J. French, Proprietor of the Troy House and Miss Lulu Bottcher United in Marriage. Ceremony Conducted at the Home of the Bride’s Parents Last Evening.

Mark J. French, the well known and popular proprietor of the Troy House, and Miss Lulu Bottcher of Troy, were united in marriage at the home of the bride’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. George Bottcher, last evening.

The ceremony was performed at 6:30 o’clock by Rev. A. E. Hall, pastor of the Methodist church, in the presence of members of the immediate families only. Edwin H. Grant occupied the position as best man, and Miss Anna Bottcher, sister of the bride, as maid of honor.

Both the bride and groom occupy prominent positions in Troy’s young people’s society, and their numerous friends here and elsewhere extend congratulations and well wishes. Manifestations of their popularity were much evident at the time of their departure for the evening train north, and their friends, numbering many score, gathered at the station and accompanied them thereto, in their effort to see them safely off on their wedding journey.

Twenty-third Year, #1205, Thursday, September 8, 1904

(Ridgebury News) Harry J. Carr and Miss Sarah Thomas both very popular young people of this place, were married at Chemung, N.Y., Sunday, September 4.


Miss Lena N. Whipple and M. Roy Holcomb, both of LeRoy, were married at the home of Herbert Jones at Elmira on Wednesday Afternoon August 23rd. Rev. C. C. Crawford officiating.

Twenty-third Year, #1206, Thursday, September 15, 1904

(Berrytown News) Married, at the Baptist church in Wellsburg, N.Y., September 12th, 1904, by Rev. S. Barrett, Frank Dewey and Mrs. Cora M. Thompson both of Bentley Creek.

Twenty-third Year, #1207, Thursday, September 22, 1904

(Checkerville News) Married, Thursday, September 15th at Elmira, by Rev. George H. Haight, William Wilson of Wausaw, Wisconsin, to Mrs. Edith Albro. The bride’s many friends wish them much happiness, and are pleased to learn they intend to reside here for a time.

(Granville Center News) Herbert Larcum and Miss Jennie VanBuskirk were married at Waverly on Wednesday.

Twenty-third Year, #1208, September 29, 1904


A very quiet home wedding occurred at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. S. H. Battin, in Granville Center, on Wednesday evening, September 21. It was the occasion of the marriage of their daughter Miss Lydia, to Roy C. Storrs of Granville Centre. The ceremony was performed in the presence of the immediate families by Rev. B. A. Bowen of Granville Centre.


Married at Niagara Falls, September 27, 1904, Miss Marilla Fletcher of Troy to William Hall of Toronto, Canada, by the Methodist pastor, Elder Palan.

(LeRoy News) Miss Frankie Meeker and Earl Kitchen were married recently.

Burgess-Manley. Marriage of Prominent Young People.

An attractive wedding was that of Thursday evening, September 15, when Edna Louise, only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Manley, was united in marriage to William Marsden Burgess of Philadelphia. The ceremony was performed at her home near Alba by Rev. E. P. Morse of Troy at half after seven.

The bridal party entered to the strains of Lohengrin’s wedding march as rendered by Miss Amelia Lamkin,. An aisle was formed by white ribbons carried by the Misses Frances Beaman and Louise Williams, thorough which the Bridal party, consisting of Miss Dorothy Beaman as maid of honor and the bride, leaning on the arm of her father, and proceeded to the end of the living room, where the ceremony was performed under a canopy of greens with a background of white flowers. Here they were met by the groom, officiating clergyman and best man, Clinton Snyder of Philadelphia.

The bride and groom left for a trip to Washington and other places. Later they will be at home at the elegant apartment house, "The Normandy," where they will have a suite of rooms. Mr. Burgess has a fine position as secretary of a large insurance company.

Those present from Philadelphia were the Hon. John Faunce and wife, Dr. Baker and wife, Messrs. Thomas Browning, Harry Stone, Fred Downs, H. Wilson and wives, Clinton H. Snyder, Mrs. Louise Stone, William A. Stone and Miss Ethel Griest., while Troy and other places were well represented.

Twenty-third Year, #1209, Thursday, October 6, 1904

(Local News) Milburn Cowl and Mame Phillips, both of Troy, were married at the Norwood hotel at Waverly last week, by Rev. M. S. Goodshall.

Twenty-third Year, #1210, Thursday, October 13, 1904

(Checkerville News) Rannie Gordon and Miss Adda Fanning both of Berrytown, were married at Wellsburg, N.Y., October 5, by Rev. Clough of that place. The bride is one of Berrytown’s most accomplished young ladies and the groom is a thriving merchant of that place.

(LeRoy News) Dr. C. M. Coon of Laquin and Miss Nellie Brigham were married in Elmira, September 21st, at the home of the bride’s uncle, Frank Phillips. We extend congratulations.

Morse-McCabe Wedding.

A quite but pretty wedding was solemnized at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Charles McCabe Wednesday evening, when their eldest daughter, Emma, was united in marriage to Truman Holcombe Morse of Elmira. A fine wedding dinner was served at five o’clock, and preceded the ceremony, which took place at eight o’clock, the same being in the parlor in front of the mantel, which was a background of a handsome arrangement of ferns and begonias. In the absence of the bride’s pastor the Rev. E. P. Morse of the Presbyterian church, the ceremony was performed by the Rev. A. E. Hall pastor of the M. E. church.

The bride was very pretty in a going away gown of blue cloth. They left for a trip to Philadelphia and other points, and on their return will reside in Elmira. Only the immediate relatives of the families were present.

Twenty-third Year, #1212, Thursday, October 27, 1904

(Local News) Miss Sylvia Freeman of Alba, was recently married to Rural Carrie Leon Clark of that place.

Twenty-fourth Year, #1213, Thursday, November 3, 1904


Daisy M. Rathbun, of Granville and Delancey J. Morse, of East Troy, were married Wednesday night of last week at 8:30 o’clock at the home of Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Robert, corner of College and Kingsbury avenue, Elmira, the Rev. C. C. Crawford performing the ceremony.

(Local News) Lee Holcomb, of Durbin, West Virginia, and Miss Bessie Ripkin of Burlington, were married last week in the parlor of the Hotel Snyder in Waverly by Rev. G. A. Briggs, pastor of the First Baptist church. The witnesses were Earl Knapp and Mrs. Emma Wilson. The party came to Waverly from Burlington and returned to that place shortly after the ceremony. In a few days Mr. and Mrs. Holcomb will leave for Durbin where he holds a good position and will make their future home.

Twenty-fourth Year, #1213 (As is), Thursday, November 10, 1904

(Local News) Samuel C. Kitchin and Mrs. Lucina Mott, both of LeRoy, were married by Rev. B. A. Bower on Thursday, Nov. 3d, at the home of Samuel A. Rockwell at Granville Centre.


George Rogers of Troy and Wilhelmina Wilson of Arnot, were married at the M. E. parsonage in Troy, Thursday evening, at 8 o’clock. They were accompanied by Howard McMahan and Miss Margaret Wilson. The newly married couple slipped away unobserved to their nicely furnished home on Canton street, where they were discovered and properly riced later in the evening.


On Wednesday, October 26th, at the Austinville Baptist church, occurred a pretty wedding, when Miss Harriet McClure of that place and Spencer Gernert of Columbia X Roads, were united in marriage, Mrs. Fred Crasper presiding at the organ. Promptly at 6 o’clock the bridal party entered. The bride was attended by her sister, Miss Emma, and was preceded by the Misses Hilda Moore and Emma Canfield, who opened the bridal gates. They were met at the altar by the groom and best man., James Gernert, the Rev. J. W. Huff of Tully, N.Y., who performed the ceremony. The bride, carrying a boquet of carnations was becomingly attired in white, trimmed with lace, with a satin girdle.

Guest were present from all the surrounding towns. Only the families of the bride and groom partook of the wedding supper served immediately after the ceremony.

Mr. and Mrs. Gernert departed on the evening train for visit among relatives in Brooklyn and Providence. They will be at home after December 1st, at Columbia X Roads.

Twenty-fourth Year, #1214, Thursday, November 17, 1904


A very pretty wedding took place at "Glenside," the home of Mrs. Albert Joralemon, Wednesday evening, November 9th, when her only daughter Miss Jennie, was married to Melvin Palmer, son of Mr. and Mrs. F. L. Palmer of Sullivan. Precisely at 8 o’clock the bridal party marched into the parlor under the strains of the wedding march played by Miss Lydia Jones, and under an arch of evergreen and ferns was received by the Rev. Mr. Loller of the East Troy Methodist church. Only the two immediate families and a few relatives were present. Mr. and Mrs. Palmer left for an extended visit to the St. Louis fair.

Twenty-fourth Year, #1215, Thursday, November 24, 1904

Ballard-Williams Wedding.

A nuptial event of interest to the residents of Troy took place at St. Paul’s church last Wednesday evening at 6:30 o’clock, when Anna McGoughran, daughter of Mrs. Catherine V. Williams, was united in marriage to Dr. Howard Spalding Ballard of McKeesport, formerly of Troy.

The church was decorated very prettily with greenery and bitter sweet berries, carrying out the color scheme of red. A preliminary organ recital by Miss Charlotte Paine preceded the ceremony, when the strains of Lohengrin’s wedding march heralded the entrance of the bridal party first the ushers, F. L. Ballard, H. C. Carpenter, Dr. W. L. Rider, and H. K. Mitchell, esq., the maid of honor, Miss Jeannette Kenyon, the flower maids, the Misses Laura Williams and Jessie Luckey. The bride next followed and was radiant and beautiful on the arm of her foster father, John Luckey, who gave her away. They were met at the altar by the groom and best man, Thomas Williams, and the Rev. Frances Huber, who performed the ceremony.

The party left the church to the strains of Mendelssohn’s wedding march, and repaired to the home of the bride, where a reception was held.

They left on the 11:50 train for a trip to Philadelphia and other points, after which they will be at home in McKeesport, after December fifteenth.

(Burlington News) We have been informed on good authority that Mrs. Emma Wilson of this place and Earl Knapp of Luthers Mills were married at Waverly last Wednesday.

Twenty-fourth Year, #1215, Thursday, December 1, 1904


At the residence of Penn Batterson in Troy, November 23rd, Thomas H. Lewis of Towanda to Mrs. Ettie Fletcher of Troy, by Rev. B. T. Davis.

Twenty-fourth Year, #1217, Thursday, December 8, 1904


The home of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Palmer of Windfall, Pa., was the scene of a very pretty wedding on Wednesday evening, November 30th, when their daughter, Adaline, was united in marriage to Clyde W. Lewis of Granville Summit. At seven-thirty o’clock they entered the parlor ….paper cut out…..

On their return Mr. and Mrs. Lewis will reside at Granville Summit.

Twenty-fourth Year, #1218, Thursday, December 15, 1904


Arthur Sweet and Miss Lydia Andrus were married at the home of the bride in Troy at the noon hour on Wednesday, December 14th. The immediate families made up the wedding party and included M. H. Sweet, Lucy A. Sweet, Mrs. M. A. Sweet, Mrs. A. M. Cornell, Harold Cornell and Mrs. Fanny Porter. The parlors were prettily decorated with evergreen. Miss Mae Lampman of Mountain Lake played the wedding march, James Andrus acted as best man, and Miss Pearl Howland and as brides maid.

Jennie Nelson acted as caterer and served an elaborate dinner in her usual style.

Twenty-fourth Year, #1219, Thursday, December 22, 1904


Howard A. VanNess, lately of Renova, Pa., and Frances Wheeler of Troy, were married at the Methodist Episcopal parsonage by the pastor, Rev. A. E. Hall, on Wednesday evening at 7:30. They were accompanied by Joseph Armstrong and Pearl Wheeler the bride’s sister. The party drove to Columbia X Roads where the newly married couple took the evening train for Elmira. They expect to make their home in Renova.


Dr. George E. Boyer of Camden, N. J., and Martha C. Winston of Troy, were married at the home of the bride on Canton street, Wednesday evening at six o’clock. Edward J. Young of Willard, N.Y., acted as best man and Mamie E. Boyer, the groom’s sister, was bridesmaid. Sharlott Young of Towanda, rendered a solo and played the wedding march.

After a hundred guests filled the large parlors, which were richly decorated in evergreen and holly. Among the out of town guests were the groom’s mother, Mrs. George Boyer of Camden, N.J., his sister and husband, Mr. and Mrs. A. B. Menges of Callingwood, N. J.’ Mr. and Mrs. William Young and daughter of Towanda; Mrs. Harry Winston and Katie Winston of Sunbury, and Mr. and Mrs. Ayers of Sayre, Mrs. Kilgore and Mr. E. W. Taylor of Elmira.

The groom’s father, George E. Boyer, of Camden, is a well known designer and decorator of that city, where the young couple will make their home while Dr. Boyer is finishing his medical course in the Jefferson medical college of Philadelphia.

(Wetona News) Married, December 14, at the home of the bride in Springfield, J. Dick Tracy of Wetona and Miss Lenora Harkness. Mrs. and Mrs. Tracy departed on the evening train for a trip to Niagara Falls and vicinity, from which they returned Sunday.


James Andrus and Pearl Howland were married at the home of the bride at six o’clock Wednesday evening, December 14. The newly married couple, Arthur Sweet and Lydia Andrus, who had been married at the noon hour and with whom James Andrus and Pearl Howland stood up, now acted as best man and bridesmaid, and the two couples stood beneath a very pretty evergreen arch again, and Rev. A. E. Hall performed the ceremony.

Both couples took the nine o’clock train for Elmira. Mr. and Mrs. Andrus were tendered a reception by Mrs. E. G. Stratton, 401 Baty street on their arrival in the city later in the evening. Mr. and Mrs. Andrus also visited relatives in Oswago, Potter county, and Mr. and Mrs. Sweet visited relatives in Wellsville, N.Y. Both couples returned to Troy Monday evening to find a family gathering and an oyster supper awaiting them at the home of Arthur Andrus.