Tri County Clippings- Troy Gazette Register 1915 - Yesterday's News
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Volume LII, #4, Friday, January 29, 1915
Variety Shower at West Burlington. Mrs. Mead Case and Miss Bertha Case very pleasantly entertained about thirty five guest at the home of Mrs. Meade Case in West Burlington Wednesday afternoon with a shower in honor of their sister, Mrs. Herman Boyer. The bride received many useful presents.
(Local News) At Gillett, Mr. and Mrs. John Gustin have announced the engagement of daughter, Miss Wanda Pearl to Samuel B. Pettingill.
(Local News) Elwin Bull for the past year or more of the Alexander garage, this boro, and Edna Slingerland Mourhess of Mansfield were married Tuesday of last week at the Baptist parsonage in Mansfield. They were attended by the groom’s mother, Mrs. Imogene Bull, and his brother, W. S. Bull and Mrs. Bull. They will reside in Mansfield where Mr. Bull is employed in the McConnell & Wood garage.
(Local News) Two couples presented themselves at the Methodist parsonage in Towanda to be married by the Rev. A. E. Hall—Thomas Smith of Canton and Carrie M. Bennett of New Albany, and George Leon Anderson of Franklindale, and Anna Frances Welch of Philadelphia. The latter couple were attended by Charles Anderson and Mrs. Robert Hallock of Franklindale and Miss Elsie L. Bailey of Philadelphia.
Volume LII, #5, Friday, February 5, 1915
Very pretty indeed was the wedding held at the home of Mrs. N. E. Bailey in Leona, Pa., when her daughter, Lydia Florence was united in marriage to Thomas Scott Baldwin. The ceremony was performed by the Rev. A. J. Holdcroft, at 8 o’clock on Wednesday evening, Jan. 27th. They were attended by a brother of the bride, Nathan Bailey and wife of Philadelphia.
Those present were: Mr. and Mrs. M. G. Baldwin, Lawrence and Almeda Baldwin, Granville, Pa.; Mr. and Mrs. Vincent Baldwin of Elmira, N.Y.; Mrs. M. L. Daly, Van Etten, N.Y.; Mr. and Mrs. Nathan Bailey and children, Lucy and Eleanor of Philadelphia,; Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Bourdette, Smithfield, Pa.; Mr. and Mrs. Walter Putnam, Burlington, Pa.
Mr. and Mrs. F. C. Hooker and Carl Hooker, Mr. and Mrs. Solomon Ballard and children, Eleanor, Charles, Henry; Mrs. Er. Ballard, Kathryn and Joseph Ballard, Mr. and Mrs. D. G. Ballard and daughter, Marion, Mr. and Mrs. G. S. Ballard, Mr. Fred Ballard, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Bailey, Mr. and Mrs. David Kier, Mr. and Mrs. Roy Bailey, Harold and Allen Bailey, Mr. and Mrs. Eaton, Dick, Ruth, Fanny and Bernice Eaton, Alvin, George, Phillip and Robert Bailey, James and Stephen Kennedy, Bertha Daly, Lena Stacy, Edwin Ely, Nellie Bailey, Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Leonard an son Earl, Mildred Landon, Ethely Austin all of Leona.
Volume LII, #7, Friday, February 19, 1919
(Local News) Miss Grace Merritt, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Merritt of Canton, was recently married to Samuel Collen at Tuscan, Arizona, where Miss Merritt has been a teacher for two years. The bride formerly attended school here.
(Local News) Mr. and Mrs. S. Hoyles have announced that their daughter, Miss Louise Hoyles is to be married Saturday of this week at Morris Run, Pa., to Clarke Atkinson.
(Local News) Friends of the family in this locality have received invitations to the wedding of Miss Flora Stiles Weigand to Mr. Elmer Williamson Kent on Wednesday evening, March 3d, 1915, at 8 o’clock, at the home of her father, Henry Weigand, at 38 Houten Avenue, Passaic, N. J. Miss Weigand’s mother was Frances Stiles of East Troy.
Volume LII, #9, Friday, March 5, 1915
Celebrate Their Golden Wedding.
A happy event was celebrated Monday evening at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Manville E. Bailey on Redington avenue, when a 6 o’clock dinner was given to a few life-long friends in honor of the 50th anniversary of their wedding.
Mr. and Mrs. Bailey were married on March 1, 1865, at the home of the bride’s parents Mr. and Mrs. william P. Chattle, in New York state. It was recalled at the gathering that the wedding trip included a journey from Corning to Troy in a two-seated covered sleigh with Mr. and Mrs. Orrin D. Morse, parents of Mrs. Brewster A. Long.
They commenced housekeeping in the Fred Calkins home, now owned by Dr. M. B. Ballard, Elmira Street, and have lived in Troy all of their married life.
A telegram of congratulation was received from a former pastor and wife, Rev. and Mrs. G. P. Sewall of Aurora, N. Y. Mr. and Mrs. Percival M. Bailey and wife came from Washington, D. C. to be present at the dinner and to stay a few days. Others present were: Mrs. Edward VanDyne, Mrs. Isaac Cleaver, Mr. and Mrs. Horace Spalding, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Teeter, Mr. and Mrs. John A. Parsons, Mr. and Mrs. Arthur McKean, Mr. and Mrs. Edw. Rockwell, Miss Cora Spalding, Mrs. Brewster A. Long, Rev. and Mrs. E. P. Morse.
Volume LII, #10, Friday, March 12, 1915
(East Troy News) Mr. James LaMont and Velma Sawyer were united in marriage by Rev. Moss at the Baptist parsonage at Troy on Saturday evening March 6th. They were accompanied by Mr. and Mrs. Edward Youmans and Miss Alma LaMont.
(Local News) The engagement has been announced of Miss Grace Baldwin, well known here as a granddaughter of Col. And Mrs. J. C. Robinson, to Mr. George Pulford, an automobile salesman of Elmira.
(Local News) Miss Carrie Middaugh and Lewis Lawrence, who were married last week at Coryland by the Rev. Barrett will make their home in Mansfield where Mr. Lawrence is employed in the Kelley & Baynes grocery.
Volume LII, #12, Friday, March 26, 1915
(Local News) Invitations have been received by Troy relatives and friends of the groom to the wedding of Edward Ray Parke of Altoona and Miss Caroline, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Housel of Lewisburg, on Wednesday evening, April 7th at 7:30 o’clock. A reception at the bride’s home, 55 South Fourth Street, will follow the ceremony. Mr. Parke is a son of Mr. and Mrs. A. T. Parke of Elmira, formerly of Troy, who since his graduation from Bucknell University, has been a civil engineer with the Pennsylvania railroad.
Volume LII, #13, Friday, April 2, 1915
(Fairview News) Leon Evans of West Burlington, and Miss Mary Smith of Sayles, were married at Burlington by Rev. F. Hess March 24. This worthy young couple have the best wishes of their many friends.
(Windfall News) Mr. James Potter of Ellenton, Pa., and Miss Dorna Chapin of this place, were married in Towanda recently. All regret very much to have Mrs. Potter leave this community for her new home at Ellenton.
(Local News) Miss Lula E. Price, daughter of Mrs. Milton Brown, and Earl J. Greene, both of Troy were married Tuesday evening of this week by the Rev. T. J. Burgan of the Centre St., Church of Christ.
(Local News) Attended by Mr. and Mrs. John Spillane of Troy, Miss Esther C. Gaul and Blaine A. Ide, both of this boro, were married March 22d, at the Lake Street Presbyterian manse in Elmira by the Rev. R. Lew Williams. For the present Mr. and Mrs. Ide will make their home in Troy.
Volume LII, #14, Friday, April 9, 1915
(Columbia X Roads News) Miss Nellie Gernert and Mr. Frank Murray were united in marriage at Elmira on Wednesday last. Mr. and Mrs. Murray expect to begin housekeeping at once.
(Local News) Miss Anna Parsell, long a valued member of the late N. M. Pomeroy’s household, and Evan Hall of Morris Run, were recently married. They will make their home at Morris Run.
Volume LII, #15, Friday, April 16, 1915
The Parke-Housel Wedding at Lewisburg.
Of the marriage at St. John’s Reformed church in Lewisburg last Wednesday of Miss Caroline I. Housel, daughter of Former Postmaster and Mrs. W. E. Housel to Mr. Edward Ray Parke, son of Mr. and Mrs. A. T. Parke of Elmira, formerly of Troy, the Lewisburg Saturday News says in part, “It was one of the prettiest of church weddings.”
The maid of honor was Miss Anne E. Smith, of Washington, D. C., and the bridesmaids were Miss Grace E. McCloskey, of Erie; Miss Helen S. Hilliard, of Watsontown, and Miss Ruth B. Mohn, of Lewisburg.
Mr. John Parke, of Elmira, N. Y., a brother of the groom, was best man. The ushers were Mr. George Botcher, of Troy, Pa.; Mr. Edward Dufton of Clearfield, and Mr. James Zeller of Lewisburg.
A long list is printed of out-of-town guests including Mr. and Mrs. Percy King, Mr. and Mrs. J. H. McClelland, Mr. and Mrs. Clark Joralemon, Mrs. Dr. M. B. Ballard, Mr. George Bottcher of Troy.
(Armenia News) Miss Ruth Rogers of this place and Mr. Earl Simcoe of Leona, were married April 12. Mrs. Simcoe has many friends here, who wish her all happiness and extend congratulations to Mr. Simcoe.
(Armenia News) Miss Agnes Lyon and Mr. Walter Everts were married at the parsonage Monday evening by Rev. L. R. Everts. They will live on a farm in Berrytown.
(Local News) Miss Rita Hackett and Louis Watkins, Jr., of Troy, were married in Elmira last Saturday.
(Local News) John William Stump, who was recently married to Miss Bessie May Smith, of Mifflinburg, Pa., has commenced housekeeping in one of M. T. Haxton’s houses on South Canton St. Mrs. Stump’s mother, Mrs. Mary Smith of Mifflinsburg, Pa., will live with her daughter.
Volume LII, #16, Friday, April 23, 1915
The Aumick—Slade Wedding.
Miss Dora Aumick, daughter of Mrs. Merrritt Aumick, and Mr. William C. Slade were married Tuesday afternoon at 2:30 at the bride’s home by the Rev. B. J. Moss. The bride’s family and one or two intimate friends only were in attendance. The happy couple were taken to Elmira by automobile on their way to Rochester and Penn Yan for a brief bridal tour. They are well and favorably known. The bridegroom being Charles Joralemon’s efficient helper in the Troy Meat Market.
(Local News) At Canton last Saturday evening Mr. and Mrs. Hugh Crawford celebrated their fiftieth wedding anniversary, and their granddaughter, Miss Harriett Felix of Hornell was married to Mr. John Hubert of Hornell, the Rev. Wenrick of Canton officiating. The double event brought together a numerous company of relatives and friends, among whom were Mr. and Mrs. Earl Roby and Mr. and Mrs. Charles Peters and Byron Case of Troy.
Volume LII, #17, Friday, April 30, 1915
(Fairview News) Miss Rebecca Selleck of Powell and Archie Boyce of Sayles, were married at the bride’s home, April 4th. They will live on the groom’s farm near Sayles.
(Local News) Miss Mamie Taber of Canton and Mr. Niles Packard of Windfall, were married Wednesday evening of last week at the home of the bride’s mother, Mrs. Lillian A. Taber, by the Rev. W. Stillman Martin.
(Local News) Mr. Henry R. Campbell and Miss Ethel E. Bailey, both of Columbia were married last Saturday by Justice W. S. Holland.
(Local News) Mrs. Bly Biddle of Canton, entertained last Sunday, Miss Jennie Green and Mr. Nichol Nichols and Mrs. M. F. Wolcott and Mr. Burton Kiff, at which time the engagement of Miss Green and Mr. Nichols was announced.
(Local News) At a dinner at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Jonas in Williamsport the engagement was announced of Miss Lillian Swayze and Mr. Floyd D. Knerr, both of Canton.
(Local News) The marriage is reported to have taken place in Elmira yesterday of Mr. William H. Burns and Miss Katharine Bright, elder daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Bright.
Volume LII, #18, Friday, May 7, 1915
The wedding of Miss Leonore Wilcox, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Wilcox, formerly of Troy, and Mr. Gus Schmidt, took place on Saturday evening, April 24, in the brides home, 45 Winons Ave., Newark, N. J. the ceremony was performed by the Rev. Dr. L. C. Muller, pastor of DeGoot, M. E. Church.
The bridesmaid was Miss Florence Wilcox, sister of the bride, and the best man was Mr. Charles Bust, cousin of the bridegroom. Miss Helen Smith, cousin of the bride played the wedding march.
Mr. and Mrs. Schmidt will be at home after May 1st, in their new home, 37 Avon Ave., Newark, N. J.
Miss Wilcox is a niece of Mr. Eugene Wilcox of Troy.
(Local News) Prof. Emory B. Rockwell, son of Hon. And Mrs. Frank H. Rockwell of Wellsboro, and Miss Mildred O. Lloyd of Taylor, Pa., both members of the faculty of the Mansfield State Normal School, were married April 26, in Corning, by Rev. J. R. Adams, pastor of the First M. E. church of that city.
Volume LII, #20, Friday, May 21, 1915
(Columbia X. Roads News) Eugene Gernert and Miss Wilson of Gillett, were married in Elmira on Saturday.
(Local News) Announcement is made of the engagement of Miss Martha Vail of New Milford, well known here to Mr. Frank Smith, the wedding to take place in June. Mr. Smith is a civil engineer.
(Local News) Invitations have been issued by Mr. and Mrs. Thomas McKee to the wedding of their daughter, Ruth to Mr. James Leon Batterson on the afternoon of Thursday, June 3d at their home on Elmira street, in this boro.
(Local News) Miss Harriet V. Wilson of Gillett, and Mr. Eugene V. Gernert of Columbia Cross Roads, were married last Saturday evening at the First Baptist parsonage in Elmira by the Rev. W. T. Henry. Mr. and Mrs. Harry V. Jenkins attended them.
Volume LII, #21, Friday, May 28, 1915
The Baldwin-Pulford Wedding at Wellsburg.
In its report of the wedding of Miss Grace Robinson Baldwin and Mr. Frank Dickinson Pulford in Wellsburg Wednesday evening the Elmira Star-Gazette says:
“Miss Ruth Baldwin a cousin of the bride was maid of honor and C. Reed Pulford, a brother of the groom acted as best man. The little flower girl was Nathalie Mitchell and the ring bearer, Master Benjamin Mitchell, both of Troy, Pa., cousins of the bride.
Mr. and Mrs. Pulford left for an eastern trip and on their return will reside at 119 East Hudson Street.
(Local News) Mr. and Mrs. A. H. Eaton announce the engagement of their daughter, Katherine Mae, to Elias T. Heim, of Williamsport.
(Local News) A Brockport paper reports the marriage on April 25th of Miss Ruby younger daughter of Justice and Mrs. W. S. Holland, as follows: “On Sunday in Medina at the home of the Rev. W. A. Harris of the Methodist church occurred a quiet wedding when Miss Ruby Holland of Troy, Pa., who for some time has been in charge of the Western Union telegraph office in this village, became the bride of Charles Kingsbury of Waverly, N. Y. Mrs. Kingsbury will remain in charge of the office here until the company furnishes a substitute after while Mr. and Mrs. Kingsbury will make their home in Waverly where Mr. Kingsbury is a pharmacist.
(Local News) At a gathering of young ladies at the home of Attorney and Mrs. H. B. Corey last Friday evening, the engagement was announced of their eldest daughter, Miss M. DeEtta Corey to Mr. Louis Judson of Columbia Cross Roads. Mr. Judson is a son of Mr. and Mrs. R. M. Judson and is associated with his father in the produce and cold storage business. The wedding it is understood will take place in July. The young people’s new home is already in preparation.
Volume LII, #23, Friday, June 11, 1915
(Thomspon Hill News) Fred LaRue Sampson and Miss Esther Felter both of Binghamton, were married in that place at 3 p.m. June 2 by the Rev. M. A. Davis, pastor of the Baptist church of which the bride is a member. Miss Felter whose home was formerly in this place is an exemplary young lady whose many friends unite in wishing them prosperty and happiness. Mr. and Mrs. Sampson have been spending a few days with friends here. Their home will be in Binghamton.
(Local News) Another June wedding of interest was that at the Hedding M. E. parsonage in Elmira Tuesday afternoon of Miss Rita Aumick and Mr. Ernest Ray Guild, both of Troy. The young people kept their own council and slipped away and were married unknown to their most intimate friends. They are well known and popular. They will make their home in Troy.
(Local News) Miss Olive Wolfe and Mr. Michael Fitzgerald, both of Snedeker were married at St. John’s Rectory, this boro, on Wednesday, by the Rev. P. J. Durkan. Miss Wolfe is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Wolfe, and has many friends in Troy where she has frequently visited. Mr. Fitzgerald is an employe of the Pennsylvania railroad company. He is widely known and respected. Mr. and Mrs. Fitzgerald left immediately after the ceremony for a trip to New York.
(Local News) Frederick Brown of Syracuse, son of Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Brown of this boro, and Miss Ruth Pitts of Mansfield, were married Tuesday evening by the Rev. Judson, pastor of the Mansfield M. E. Church, Mr. and Mrs. Brown will make their home in Syracuse. Mr. Brown has a home already furnished to receive his bride. The groom is a linotype operator who began his printer’s apprenticeship in this office.
Volume LII, #24, Friday, June 18, 1915
(Local News) At Mansfield a number of the Normal Kindergarten teachers and friends tendered a kitchen shower to Miss Margaret Brady Smith, granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Willis Taylor of the Hotel French. The occasion was the recent announcement of her engagement to Norman G. Ryan who also is a graduate of this year’s Normal class.
(Local News) Mr. A. R. Dann and Miss Rose Clark, both of Big Flats were recently granted a marriage license.
(Local News) Miss Helen Goodrich of Elmira, whose father, the late Mr. O. D. Goodrich, formerly resided in Troy, was married Wednesday afternoon to Mr. James M. Eddy of Horseheads. Miss Goodrich was graduated from Elmira College in this year’s class. Mr. Eddy is a mail clerk on the Pennsylvania railroad. They will make their home at 766 Spalding Street, Elmira.
(Local News) Miss Lucile Mitchell, a former Troy girl, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Mitchell of Painted Post, was married June 13th, to Claude E. Hedden of the executive offices of Ingersoll-Rand Company of Painted Post. Miss Mitchell is a graduate of Cook academy and has been the organist of the First Baptist church of Corning. She is a niece of Mrs. C. J. Bloom of Troy. Mr. and Mrs. Hedden will reside at 24 West Putney Street, Corning.
Volume LII, #25, Friday, June 25, 1915
The Eaton-Heim Wedding.
The marriage of Miss Katherine M. Eaton to Elias T. Heim, of Williamsport, was solemnized Wednesday June 16, at one o’clock by the Rev. J. A. Holdcroft at the home of the bride’s parents. Mr. and Mrs. A. H. Eaton. The bride is a recent graduate from the Williamsport hospital training school. The groom is a well known salesman of that city. Mr. and Mrs. Heim left on the afternoon train for their already furnished home at 97 Parkwood street, where they are at home to their friends.
Engagement Announced at Rose Party.
Says the Troy correspondent of the Elmira Star-Gazette:
“Misses Katherine and Veronica Smith delightfully entertained 15 young ladies at a “Rose Party” on Friday evening to announce the engagement of their sister, Miss Margaret Smith to Thomas S. Blake of Elmira, whose marriage takes place in the near future. The house was attractively decorated with roses, the colors pink and white predominating. The bride elect is a successful teacher and one of Troy’s popular young women, and Mr. Blake is an operator on the Pennsylvania railroad’s Elmira division.”
(Granville Center News) Clarence Rockwell of Canton, Pa., and Miss Eleanor Clark of Granville were married in Towanda, June 76h.
(Local News) Immediate relatives only were bidden to the wedding at the bride’s home in Canton last week Wednesday of Miss Lillian Jane Swayze and Mr. Lloyd DeWitt Knerr.
(Local News) Miss Myra Reynolds, a daughter of the Rev. F. W. Reynolds, formerly of Mansfield, Elmira and Wellsboro, was married June 12th at the family home in California, to Stanley Lynn, a nephew of Jane Addams of Hull House, Chicago.
(Local News) Clad in her traveling dress and unattended, Miss Margaret L. Innes of Canton, was married at 9:30 Tuesday morning, at the home of her parents to Paison Tucker of Great Barrington, Mass. The Rev. J. A. Mills of Lima, Ohio, an uncle of the bride, officiated. Mr. and Mrs. Tucker left during the morning by automobile for Williamsport. For their wedding trip they go from Buffalo by the lakes to Duluth and thence to the Panama exposition in California. Their home will be at Great Barrington, Mass., where Mr. Tucker is a professor in a college.
Volume LII, #26, Friday, July 2, 1915
Former Teacher Bride at Pretty June Wedding.
The marriage of Mr. Thomas Blake and Miss Margaret, second daughter of Mrs. George Smith, was solemnized Wednesday evening at St. John’s church, by the Rev. P. J. Durkan.
Miss Julia Costello sang “O, Promise Me,” and as the bridal party entered the notes of Lohengrin’s wedding march filled the prettily little edifice. Gowned in white crepe meteor over white silk, her veil caught with pearls and orange blossoms, the bride entered on the arm of the best man, Mr. J. P. Donahue of Elmira. Misses Catherine and Veronica Smith, in pink and picture hats, were maid of honor and bridesmaid and the ushers were Mr. J. J. Lynch of Towanda, and Mr. Stephen Rothwell of Elmira. Mendelssohn’s wedding march was played as the party left the church for the bride’s home where a reception was held.
Mr. Blake is a trusted employe of the Pennsylvania railroad.
They left on the 10:57 train south for Washington, Atlantic City and New York. They will make their home in Elmira.
Out of town guests—Mr. and Mrs. M. W. DeLaney, sons, John and William, Leo Blake, Miss Genevieve Blake, May Hanrahan, Josephine Collins of Elmira, Mr. and Mrs. J. J. Lynch and daughters of Towanda, Mr. and Mrs. H. D. Wendt and children of Lansing, Michigan.
Mr. Nicol Boyd and Miss Jennie M. Levering Green were united in marriage by Rev. H. W. Cadwell at high noon Wednesday, June 23d, at Sunnyslope, the home in Canton of Mr. and Mrs. Bly Biddle, cousins of the bride.
The bride is a graduate of Mansfield State Normal School, and for several years was identified with schools in this and surrounding counties. Later she graduated from the training school for nurses of Protestant Episcopal hospital in Philaelphia, where she practiced her profession for twelve years.
Mr. Boyd is a native of Uddington, Scotland. He graduated from Mansfield Business College and for a number of years has been in the employ of the Buffalo Rochester & Pittsburg railroad at Dubois.
Mr. and Mrs. Boyd left on the afternoon train for Washington. They intend to visit Philadelphia and New York and then go direct to Dubois where they will reside.
The Packard-Preston Wedding at Canton.
On Tuesday evening, June 29th, at the home of Mr. and Mrs. D. L. Preston, their daughter, Miss Eva C. Preston and Mr. Dolson Manley Packard were united in marriage by the Rev. C. W. Houston. They were attended by Miss Jane M. Shepard, Canton, Miss Maude M. Keip, Elmira, Mr. Elvin J. Preston, Canton, and Mr. L. Roy Kennedy of Columbia X Roads. Only the immediate families of the contracting parties witnessed the ceremony. After the wedding supper, the bride and groom left for a short trip to Buffalo and Thousand Islands.
(Granville Center News) H. H. Heald and Mr. and Mrs. H. L. Heald were in Elmira Tuesday night in attendance at the wedding of Mr. Lawrence B. Blackwell and Miss Mildred Lewis. Mr. Blackwell has often visited this, his childhood home and is well remembered by many friends.
Wednesday evening, June 16th, at 7 o’clock, at the home of the bride’s sister, Mrs. Dalton Salisbury at East Troy, Miss Ruby Kennedy and Mr. Kendrick Rathbun were united in marriage. Rev. Roy E. Brague of East Troy Methodist church performed the ceremony in the presence of a few of the immediate relatives of the bridal couple.
Mrs. Rathbun is one of East Troy’s popular and estimable young ladies. Mr. Rathbun is an industrious young man, a native of this village. The bride was becomingly attired in a sand colored traveling suit.
Mr. and Mrs. Rathbun left on the nine o’clock train, visiting Buffalo, Niagara, and points in Canada. They will reside in their newly furnished home in East Troy.
(Local News) Carl O. Bird, of Canton, and Miss Winifred Molyneaux, a sister of Dr. Molyneaux, of the Robert Packer hospital, were married last Wednesday at the home of the bride’s parents in Dushore.
(Local News) The marriage of Miss Martha Vail, well known here and Mr. Frank Smith, was solomnized June 2d, at the bride’s home in New Milford, Pa.
Harold Wooster Soon to be Married.
The following from the Elmira Star-Gazette of June 23d is of local interest as the young man referred to is a former Trojan:
“Miss Bernice Magee of Riverside avenue, leaves tonight for Seattle, Washington. In Chicago she will meet Harold Wooster, and their marriage will take place on June 30 in that city. The couple will then go on to Seattle, where they will make their home.
“Mr. Wooster is freight solicitor for the Pennsylvania Railroad in Washington state and throughout the Pacific coast. He was a resident of this city until about six years ago, when he was promoted and transferred to the west. He has many friends here. Miss Magee has been with the Postal Telegraph Company for several years. The best wishes of her many friends will follow her to her new home.”
Volume LII, #27, Friday, July 9, 1915
(Local News) Mr. Earl Rexford and Miss Ruby Smith were quietly married at the First Methodist parsonage in this boro at 8:30 Tuesday evening by the Rev. Glenn A. Baldwin. Mr. Rexford is a valued employe of the Troy Engine and Machine Company and his bride has been for some time a Bell telephone operator in this boro. She is a daughter of Mrs. Chandler Smith of Canton. Both bride and groom have a host of friends. They will begin housekeeping in the Gould house, High Street.
(Local News) Mrs. Myrtle L. Wolcott of Troy, and Mr. Burton Kiff of Canton, were united in marriage in Trinity Episcopal church, Elmira, at high noon on July 7th, Rev. W. R. Holloway of St. Paul’s Troy, officiating. Mr. and Mrs. Charles Friends attending the party as witnesses. A luncheon was served in the Federation building after the wedding. The bride and groom left Thursday morning for the parental home of the bride in Honesville, Ohio. They will be at home after September 1st, on their farm near Canton.
Volume LII, #28, Friday, July 16, 1915
Louis M. Judson of Columbia Cross Roads, Wins Troy Girl as Bride.
Seventy-five relatives and friends attended the pretty wedding Wednesday evening of Mr. Louis Judson of Columbia Cross Roads, and Miss M. DeEtta Corey at the home of the bride’s parents, Attorney and Mrs. Harry B. Corey in this boro.
The bride was very charming in a gown of white net over white satin. She carried white roses. The house decorations were of pink and green. The Rev. Glenn A. Baldwin of the First M. E. Church, the bride’s pastor, performed the ceremony. The bridal couple were attended by Miss Sara M. Corey, the bride’s sister, her cousin, Mr. George H. Corey of Wells, and by Helen Judson., the groom’s sister, as ring bearer. The wedding march from Mendelssohn was played by Miss Mildred Nobles and Miss Sara M. Corey sang very sweetly, “O Promise Me.”
Mr. and Mrs. Judson were whisked away by automobile during the evening to Columbia Cross Roads where they took the train for Buffalo, Detroit and points of interest farther west. They will be at home at Columbia Cross Roads after August 18th.
Mr. George E. Bottcher and Miss Nellie I. Leonard were married at the First Methodist parsonage in Elmira last Saturday, July 19th, by the Rev. DeWitt S. Hooker. Mr. and Mrs. Bottcher are well known Trojans. The latter is the only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Clarendon Leonard and the groom is the only son of Mrs. George Bottcher.
They have many friends who wish for them a long and happy life together. From Elmira they went for their bridal tour to Buffalo and other points of interest. They will make their home in Troy.
(Thompson Hill) Miss Francis Cooper of this place and Ray Wood of Elmira, were married in Elmira Wednesday afternoon by the Rev. R. Lew Williams, pastor of the Presbyterian church. A host of friends extend best wishes.
Volume LII, #29, Friday, July 23, 1915
(Local News) In a clearing of the virgin forest near Edgewood cottage at Eagles Mere at 5 o’clock last Thursday afternoon, took place the wedding of Miss Anna Welles of Paris, Frances and Mr. John W. Brown of Bluff City, Tenn. The Rev. Doctor Thomas of Lewisburg, an uncle of the bride, officiated. The bride is a daughter of F. R. Welles, formerly of Towanda, who for many years now has been Vice-President of the Western Electric Company in Europe. She is a graduate of Bryn Mahr College. Mr. Brown s Secretary of the American Chamber of Commerce at Constantinople, Turkey, which city will be their home.
(Local News) Miss Louise Harris of East Smithfield, was married last Thursday, to Mr. Elmer Merrill.
(Local News) At an informal party at the home of Mrs. D. L. Whittier on College Avenue, Elmira, last Saturday evening the engagement was announced of Miss Florence Whittier of that city and Theodore Samuel Parsons of Troy, now of New York City. Mr. Parsons is the son of Mrs. E. B. Parsons.
Volume LII, #32, Friday, August 13, 1915
(East Troy News) Mrs. Alice Calkins and daughter, Grace and Lucinda Scott went to Smithfield Wednesday to attend the wedding of Miss Alma LaMont to Wesley Mott of LeRoy.
Volume LII, #34, Friday, August 27, 1915
(Granville Center News) Mr. L. Paul Manley and Miss Eleanor Knowlden, well know and popular young people here were married in Elmira on Monday last, the Rev. A. L. Hobart performing the ceremony. Congratulations and good wishes are extended by their many friends.
(Local News) Marriage licenses have been issued to Oscar W. Tears of Tioga county, and Nettie D. Wright of Columbia Cross Roads; and to Zachray T. Kilmer and Ada M. Walker, both of Canton township.
Volume LII, #35, Friday, September 3, 1915
Former Troy Girl Married in Rochester. The Rochester Democrat
and Chronicle reports the marriage of a former Troy girl who by the way
with her husband is spending part of her honeymoon here, as follows:
“The marriage of Miss Jospehine Elisabeth Werdein, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John A. Werdein of No. 76 Evergreen Street, to George P. Horsch, took place Tuesday morning at St. Michael’s church. The ceremony was performed by Rev. Francis J. Hoofen.
The bride wore batiste trimmed with point venise lace. Her veil, in cap fashion, was caught with orange blossoms, and she carried bride roses and lilies of the valley. Her sister, Miss Anna Werdein, was maid of honor and wore embroidered crepe over yellow silk and carried pink roses. Miss Angela Werdein and Miss Celcelia Reinschmidt were bridesmaids.
Herbert Reinschmidt and Herbert Sheible attended the groom and John Werdein and Joseph Shicker were ushers. Professor F. C. Pehl played the bridal chorus from “Lohengrin” as the bridal party entered the church and Miss Julia Frank sang.
Among the guests were Mr. and Mrs. James McGee, Maurice an William McGee, of Troy, Pa., and Mrs. Henry Sullivan and Mr. and Mrs. Frank Bowman of Geneva.”
A Pretty Home Wedding. Lovely in its simplicity was the marriage
of Frances Brown Hemenway, adopted daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Hemenway
of Sayles, to Clare C. Morse, son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Morse of West Franklin,
Wednesday evening, August 25th, 1915.
At the appointed time while Miss Mabel Ayers rendered a program of music, the bridal party took their places under an arch of evergreens and before a bank of ferns where a simple marriage ceremony was read by the Rev. J. W. Reese in the presence of the near relatives.
The bride was a pretty picture in her gown of white lace, carrying an arm bouquet of white sweet peas, while her maid, Miss Grace Ayers, a cousin, was charming in a gown of pink silk, carrying pink sweet peas. The groom had for his best man his brother, Mr. Leland Morse.
Those attending from a distance were the bride’s grandfather, Mr. I. F. Bradford of Bath, and her aunt, Mrs. Fred E. Brown of Lockport, N. Y.; the groom’s uncle, Mr. Richard Morse and wife of Sayre, Pa.; also an aunt, Mrs. DeWitt Harris and husband of Sayre, Pa.
(Wetona News) Miss Dora Campbell, eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Campbell and Mr. George Beach, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ellery Beach of East Smithfield were married August 25th in Towanda by Rev. A. E. Hall. They were accompanied to Towanda by Mr. and Mrs. Campbell and B. P. Braund. Mr. and Mrs. Beach left over the Lehigh for New York City.
(Local News) Mr. Oscar W. Tears of Mansfield, and Miss Nettie D. Wright of Columbia X Roads were married at the parsonage in Coryland, August 25, by the Rev. S. Barrett.
(Local News) At Coudersport last Wednesday morning, a former Troy boy, John W. Smith, and Miss Mildred Morgan, were married by the Rev. Father Doyle. The groom, who is the only son of Mrs. George Smith of this boro, has many friends who extend felicitations. He is the proprietor of a pharmacy in Coudersport.
Volume LII, #36, Friday, September 10, 1915
(Burlington News) Today, Wednesday at high noon occurs the wedding of Alfred Hulslander and Miss Weed of Smithfield.
Volume LII, #37, Friday, September 17, 1915
Hulslander-Weed Wedding. A very Pretty wedding took place at the
home of Mr. and Mrs. Horace Weed of East Smithfield, when their granddaughter,
Miss Esther Weed and Alfred Hulslander, son of Mr. and Mrs. M. F. Hulslander
of Burlington, were united in marriage. The bride was attended by
Miss Marian Roe Hulslander, a sister of the groom, and the groom was attended
by Merritt Ward of Burlington.
At high noon the bridal party entered to the strains of Lohengrin’s wedding march, beautifully rendered by Mrs. Albert Vandiver, sister of the groom, and took their place before an enbankment of evergreens and white astors, where the ring ceremony was performed by the Rev. John V. Darrow of East Smithfield. Little Alberta Vandiver acted as ring bearer.
(East Troy News) W. H. Hickok and Nancy A. Rumsey were married at the M. E. parsonage Sunday afternoon at two o’clock by the Rev. R. E. Brague.
(Local News) On the lawn under a big oak at “The Lodge,” her father’s Mountain Lake cottage, last Saturday afternoon, was solemnized the marriage of Anna Kendall Barker, only daughter of Dr. Robert C. Kendall, to J. Creighton Yeager of the field staff of the Pennsylvania State Department of Health. The small company in attendance included the bride’s immediate family, Mrs. John Wolfe of Troy, Mrs. Frances McClelland of Corning, cousins, and the Rev. and Mrs. Yeager of Lewiston, Pa., parent of the groom. Rev. Mr. Yeager performed the ceremony. The home of Mr. and Mrs. Creighton Yeager will be at Little River, Florida near Miami, whither they will go about Oct. 1st.
Volume LII, #38, Friday, September 24, 1915
(Alba News) Frank Manley and Lucy Foust were married Tuesday in Elmira. Their host of friends wish them a happy life together.
(Local News) Mr. and Mrs. Judson Oldroyd of Rutland, announce the engagement of their daughter, Clara, to Frank J. Wells of Columbia Cross Roads. The wedding to take place in the near future.
(Local News) Charles Roberts of Blossburg, son of H. H. Roberts of the H. H. Roberts Trading Company, and Miss Donna Bull of Mansfield, a niece of the late T. W. Judge of Mansfield, were married September 9th at Knoxville.
Volume LII, #39, Friday, October 1, 1915
(Leroy News) Miss Coila Harris and Lester Savacool were married at the bride’s home Monday evening by Rev. John Reese. They will reside in New York State where the groom has employment.
Former Troy Girl Elmira September Bride. In the presence of a large gathering of friends and relatives, Miss Ethel LaCreque, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. O. W. LaCreque, formerly of Troy, and Mr. Robert E. Bentley, both of Elmira were married Wednesday evening at Emmanuel Episcopal church, the Rev. N. S. Boardman performing the ceremony. The bride was given away by her father. The church was beautifully decorated with autumn flowers and foliage. Miss LaCreque is an alumna of Elmira College and for several years until August was at the head of the County and State Child’s Welfare work in Elmira. Mr. Bentley is associated with his brother in the plumbing business in Elmira in which city the young people will make their home.
(Local News) Mrs. F. H. Hoffman attended the wedding of her cousin, Miss Ethel LaCreque to Robert E. Bentley in Elmira, Wednesday evening.
(Local News) The marriage is reported on Tuesday of this week of William Wingate, formerly of the Engine & Machine force, to Miss Ethel Gallagher of Norristown, PA.
(Local News) A wedding in which Gillett people were interested, took place Wednesday evening when Miss Florence Clark became the bride at the home of her parents at Elmira Heights of Mr. Harold Furman, Justice of the Peace and clerk in C. P. Dewey’s store at Gillett. Miss Clark has been for a long time stenographer in the Seafuse private hospital. She has many friends. After Oct. 15th, Mr. and Mrs. Furman will be at home in Gillett.
(Local News) The Bowling Green (Ohio) Sentinel-Tribune reports the marriage at the bride’s home of Miss Lillian L. Forrest and Dr. William H. Gernert, the later a prominent dentist of that city. Relatives and near friends were present. After a bridal trip Dr. and Mrs. Gernert will make their home at 154 South Grove Street, Bowling Green.
Volume LII, #40, Friday, October 8, 1915
The Wells-Oldroyd Wedding in Rutland. A very pleasant event was
the marriage on Thursday, Sept. 30 of Mr. Frank J. Wells, a popular young
farmer of Columbia X Roads, and Miss Clara Oldroyd, daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. Judson Oldroyd at the Oldroyd pleasant home in Rutland.
The ceremony was performed at noon by the Rev. S. Barrett in the presence of about thirty guest.
The bride was becomingly gowned in blue silk poplin.
A sumptous dinner was served. The young couple will be at home to their friends in Columbia after a brief trip.
(Local News) In Elmira, Eleanor Taylor is asking the court to annul her marriage to Clifford Taylor. Mrs. Taylor was Miss Eleanor P. Williams of Canton and she was 17 when she was married last November. The groom was 19. The action for annulment is made by Mark Judson, her guardian and a relative with whom she makes her home.
(Local News) Mr. and Mrs. E. Everitt VanDyne announce the engagement of their daughter, Elizabeth to Everett B. Mills, son of Mr. and Mrs. A. A. Mills of Fall River, Mass.
(Local News) Mr. Harry Johnson of Troy and Miss Florence Walters of Canton were married by the Rev. Wolfe at the Presbyterian manse in Towanda at 11, Wednesday morning. They were attended by Mr. and Mrs. F. A. Innes and Miss Catherine Walter of Canton. Mr. and Mrs. Johnson left at 2 o’clock over the Lehigh for a wedding trip. They will make their home in Troy.
Volume LII, #41, Friday, October 15, 1915
(Granville Center News) Miss Laura Innes and Howard Baxter were married Saturday, October 9th, at the home of the bride’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. K. Innes in Binghamton, N. Y. They will make their home in Granville. Mrs. Baxter was for several years and until last June when compelled by illness to relinquish the position, bookkeeper for May & Otis at Glenside farm. Mr. Baxter is well known teacher; and both have hosts of friends who join in extending congratulations.
(Alba News) Miss Nettie Crandall of Alba and Howard McFadden of Mt. Vernon, N. Y., were married in the Disciple church Tuesday afternoon by Rev. Houston. The happy couple left on the nine o’clock train for Mt. Vernon where they will reside. The bride was handsomely attired in blue satin under white net and carried a large bouquet of flowers. Best wishes and heartiest congratulations are extended to the couple. The bride was one of Alba’s most popular young ladies and will be greatly missed in social and church work.
(Local News) Miss Nellie Califf Hoffman, daughter of Mrs. Mary Hoffman who for many years has been the deputy Register and Recorder of this county, was married on Tuesday of this week at the Hoffman home in Towanda, to Assistant United States District Attorney Claude A. Thompson of New York City. The ceremony was performed by the Rev. Stewart in the presence of a few friends of the bride and groom. The bride was escorted by her grandfather, John N. Califf, Esq., and her maid of honor, Miss Eulalie Kiz, Roy Licking of New York, was best man, and the color bearers were Edwin and William Jennings. The groom was formerly a Towanda boy. Mr. and Mrs. Thompson will make their home in N. Y.
(Local News) More marriage licenses were issued on Monday in Elmira than ever before on one day in the history of the city. The total was 12. Two were to Trojan couples and they further broke the record by being the principals of the only double wedding ever solemnized in the city hall. The brides were cousins—Florence M. Barrett who became the wife of Lloyd M. Foster of Burlington, and Anna M. Barrett who became Mrs. Leslie Molyneaux of Troy.
(Big Pond News) The engagement has been announced of Leutenant Scott B. Macfarlane of the United States Navy of Towanda, and Miss Barbara Thaw of New York City, whose father, Alexander B. Thaw is a half brother of Harry K. Thaw. A sister of the bride to be is the wife of the Marquis Francisco Theodoli of Rome. Her mother before her marriage, was Miss Florence Dow.
Volume LII, #42, Friday, October 22, 1915
(Armenia News) Rev. Lawson Everts went to Berrytown Monday to attend the funeral of his old friend and neighbor, Aaron Fuller and went from there to Odessa, N. Y., Tuesday to a ministerial convention returning home Thursday.
(Local News) Mrs. Mabel Sherman and Homer Foster, formerly of East Troy, who were married Oct. 11th in Elmira by Rev. Lew Williams, are making their home on a farm near Elmira, which Mr. Foster is working.
(Local News) Mrs. Ira Sherman and Mr. Geo. F. Leonard, well known Trojans, were married last Thursday at Leona by the Rev. Holdcroft. They will make their home in Troy in Mr. Leonard’s home on Paine’s Hill.
(Local News) Miss Katherine M. Watkins and Mr. Harold C. Letts, both of Troy were married in Elmira on Monday. They were attended by Mr. and Mrs. Earl Simcoe of Smithfield, Mr. Letts is a trusted employe of H. M. Spalding & Son. They will make their home in Troy.
(Thompson Hill News) Ben Inman of this place and Miss Sadie May of Bentley Creek, were married Thursday, Oct. 14th, at Elmira by the Rev. A. E. Atwater. After a brief wedding tour, they will be at home to their friends on their farm on the Porter Road near Troy.
Volume LII, #43, Friday, October 29, 1915
(Sylvania News) Two of our young people, Miss Ora Hager and Glenn Rolison were married on Wednesday of last week at the home of the bride’s grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Marton Hager. Owing to the recent death of the bride’s father the wedding was a very quite one.
(Granville Center News) The marriage of Miss Ascha Bailey of Binghamton, and Mr. Edward Scarbeck of Ithaca, N. Y., occurred in Binghamton on Wednesday of last week. Mrs. Scarbeck is a former resident of this locality and has many friends here who extend congratulations.
(Granville Center News) In Elmira on Wednesday of this week the marriage of Wesley Vroman and Miss Florence Beam, both of Elmira was solemnized, Mr. Vroman is a son of Mr. and Mrs. O. D. Vroman of this place and has a large acquaintance in this his former home. The correspondent joins with other friends in extending good wishes to the happy couple.
Marriage. Oct. 24—On Thursday October 21, Miss May Bovier and Mr. Lloyd S. Leach were united in marriage by the Rev. Walter Barnes of the North Ten Mile Baptist church. The ceremony was performed at the home of the bride at high noon.
After congratulations, dinner was served, the immediate friends of the families being the only guest.
Mr. Leach is an attorney-at-law of Coshocton, Ohio, where these deservedly popular young people will make their home . The Washington Observer, Washington. PA
Miss Bovier formerly resided in Granville.
(Local News) Mrs. Mertie Hewitt of Canton St., Troy, and Mrs. George W. Plunkett of DuBois, were married in Elmira on Tuesday. They are spending their honeymoon in Sheffield, Pa.
Former Troy Boy Married in Elmira.
Says the Elmira Advertiser of yesterday:
“The marriage of Miss Helen Collins and Raymond McGlenn was solemnized yesterday morning at 9:15 o’clock at St. Cecelia’s Church. The Rev. J. A. Maley performed the ceremony. They were unattended. The bride wore a brown doeskin suit trimmed with beaver and a velvet hat.
Mr. McGlenn is the son of G. S. McGlenn of G. S. McGlenn and Company, clothiers.”
Volume LIII, #44, Friday, November 5, 1915
Former Trojan Married in West.
The Ottumwa, Iowa, Courier, reports the marriage of Mrs. Anna L. Fenner, formerly of Troy, to Clifford B. Antes, of Fairfield, Iowa, at the home of the bride 425 Burchus Street, Ottumwa, the Rev. Reusch of the M. E. Church officiating with the Episcopal ring service. The bride was attired in a white embroidered dress with a skirt of overlace.
The groom is superintendent of the electric works at Fairfield. Mr. and Mrs. Antes will be at home in Fairfield after Dec. 1st.
(Local News) Miss Minerva Flood was the maid of honor in Elmira Wednesday evening at the wedding of Miss Theodora Minier and Mr. James Havens Hathaway of Philadelphia. The bride is known in Troy. She is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Maxwell Minier and a cousin of Mrs. F. M. Long of Troy who attend the wedding.
(Local News) Mr. and Mrs. B. B. York of Sullivan, have announced the engagement of their daughter, Daisy Lulu to Abel Walter Blair of Covington.
Volume LII, #45, Friday, November 12, 1915
(Local News) Grace B. Taylor and Charles A. Stone, both of Alba were married Nov. 10th at Newberry, PA by the Rev. L. Maxwell pastor of the Church of Christ.
(Local News) Mr. and Mrs. D. B. York and Miss Dorothy York attended the wedding at the bride’s home in West Chester of Mr. York’s partner, Mr. Walter J. Few and Miss Rachel Taylor Martin.
Volume LII, #46, Friday, November 19, 1915
The Isaacs-Rice Wedding.
A wedding of local interest took place at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Isaac near Alba at 6 o’clock Tuesday evening when their daughter, Viola became the bride of Mr. Earl Rice of Harry S. Mitchell’s staff of assistants. Relatives only were bidden to the nuptials. The wedding trip includes Athens and East Smithfield, the latter being the groom’s former home.
Mr. and Mrs. Rice will occupy the Carnochan cottage on West Main St.
(Local News) Helen Hurlburt of Leolyn, and Leslie George of Canton, were married by Justice W. S. Holland at his home High Street last Thursday evening.
(Alba News) Miss Grace Taylor and Charlie Stone, both of Alba were married in Williamsport recently. They began housekeeping at once in Charlie Manley’s house. The couple have the best wishes of all.
(Local News) Helen A. Binkey, telephone operator whose devotion to duty at the time of the bursting of the dam of the Bayless Pulp and Paper Company in Austin, probably saved dozens if not hundreds of lives, was married last week in Olean, to Michael J. Hyland of Rochester.
Volume LII, #47, Friday, November 26, 1915
(This Week Thirty-seven Years Ago) Married-November 7th, at Smithfield by Rev. J. H. Nason, Abraham Cary of West Burlington to Miss Martha M. Langford, of Smithfield.
(Local News) Willard Smith and Chloe Beebe, both of Granville, were married at the Methodist parsonage in Towanda on Monday by Rev. A. E. Hall.
December 1915 issues missing