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What did our ancestors here in small town Pennsylvania and New York do for fun in 1915? Using magazines and newspapers of that time, I have put together a survey of some of those options. Some of the activities were no different than those we do now -  read a book, go ice skating or sledding in winter, swimming or on a picnic in the summer. It is difficult for some of us to imagine what people did for entertainment before they had the world in their living room via television, or even electricity. Following are some of those activities.


Music, music, music

Ladies Home Journal Ad - May 1903
We have our radios and CDs and IPods for music. In 1915, the home piano was the source for musical entertainment at home. Sheet music was the item to purchase to add variety to one's collection. In Elmira NY - Doylemarx was a supplier of the latest hit tune.

Doylemarx offered the new Victrolas and Edison Phonographs as early as 1905. In Troy PA, Carpenter & Pierce had them available in 1915. It was the cutting edge in home entertainment. 

Troy Gazette-Register Ad - 1915
M. Doyle Marks, Owner of Doylemarx and a promoter of music and arts in Elmira NY was instrumental in bringing musical entertainment to the area. The Troy Gazette-Register ad at left  promotes a 1924 Russian Ballet performance at Elmira's Lyceum Theater. 
Lewis Opera House in Canton PA also hosted a variety of entertainment including the comedy and dance program advertised above. Of the three "new" dances mentioned above, only the Tango is familiar to us now. 
Travelling Vaudeville Entertainment was popular in 1915 and was booked to local theaters along with the usual silent movies. This theater in Troy PA advertised both together as a three day event. 
Almost every organization, or even neighborhood had its musical band. Just as kids today organize rock groups, back then they organized bands, and the lucky ones even managed to get uniforms. 
1911 The Voltus Band of Sullivan Township
The Family Theater Orchestra, mentioned in ads below, was no doubt a good source of employment for local musicians. They accompanied the silent films. 
1915 - Best Selling Books
Publisher's Weekly Ratings
1914 Best Sellers
1. The Eyes of the World  - Harold Bell Wright 
2. Pollyanna  - Eleanor H. Porter 
3. The Inside of the Cup  - Winston Churchill 
4. The Salamander  - Owen Johnson 
5. The Fortunate Youth - William J. Locke 
6. T. Tembarom - Frances Hodgson Burnett 
7. Penrod - Booth Tarkington 
8. Diane of the Green - Van Leona Dalrymple 
9. The Devil's Garden  - W. B. Maxwell 
10. The Prince of Graustark - George Barr McCutcheon 
1915 Best Sellers
1. The Turmoil - Booth Tarkington 
2. A Far Country - Winston Churchill 
3. Michael O'Halloran  - Gene Stratton Porter 
4. Pollyanna Grows Up  - Eleanor H. Porter 
5. K  - Mary Roberts Rinehart 
6. Jaffery  - William J. Locke 
7. Felix O'Day  - F. Hopkinson Smith 
8. The Harbor  - Ernest Poole 
9. The Lone Star Ranger  - Zane Grey 
10. Angela's Business  - Henry Sydnor Harrison 
Edith Wharton, one of my own favorite authors, published Fighting France, from Dunkerque to Belfort  in 1915

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_bestselling_novels_in_the_United_States_in_the_1910s

Movies -- NOT Talkies
Troy's Family Theater showed a steady stream of silent movies in 1915, and they advertised them  in the weekly paper.
Paramount's Mary Pickford in "Tess of the Storm Country" In SIX reels
Episode Twenty of the serial Million Dollar Mystery
Lottie Pickford in The Diamond From the Sky with a $10,000 prize for a sequel script. 
http://www.filmsite.org/pre20sintro.html http://www.filmsite.org/1915.html www.filmsite.org/filmh.html 
http://wywy.essortment.com/firsttalkies_refn.htm Making a Movie in Canton 1915
The County or Local Fair
In the summer the county or area fair was a big event, lasting the better part of a week, These were primarily for the farm population with judging of both farm and home products, livestock, apple pies and all. Entertainment was also part of it and the opportunity to meet friends and neighbors from far and near. The ad at left demonstrates the cooperation of the transportation structure to move people to the more distant fairs. This ad is from the Troy [PA} Gazette- Register and offers to take peopel to the Elmira NY fair some thirty miles distant. 
1913 Troy Fair Program  The Mansfield Fair
1908 - People I saw at the Mansfield Fair
The Forty-First Annual Troy Fair Official Program of Events

Below we give the official program of Troy Fair races, ball games, band concerts, free attractions, etc:

Wednesday, September 1st
10:00 A.M. - Base Ball: Burlington vs. Troy.
1:00 P.M. - Concert by Blossburg Marine Band.
1:30 P.M. - First Heat 2:22 Class.
1:45 P.M. - First Act Artenius & Company.
2:00 P.M. - First Heat Matched Race.
2:15 P.M. - First Act of Arabs.
2:30 P.M. - Second Heat 2:22 Class.
2:45 P.M. - Second Act Artenius & Company.
3:00 P.M. - Second Heat Matched Race.
3:15 P.M. - Second Act of Arabs.
3:30 P.M. - Third Heat of 2:22 Class.
3:45 P.M. - Third Heat of Matched Race.

Thursday, September 2d
10:00 A.M. - Base Ball:  Bentley Creek vs. Gillett.
10:30 A.M. - Stock Parade, Accompanied by Band.
1:00 P.M. - Concert by Blossburg Marine Band.
1:30 P.M. - First Heat Community Race.
1:45 P.M. - First Act Artenius & Company.
2:00 P.M. - First Heat Green Race.
2:15 P.M. - First Act of Arabs.
2:30 P.M. - Second Heat Community Race.
2:45 P.M. - Second Act Artenius & Company.
3:00 P.M. - Second Heat Green Race.
3:15 P.M. - Second Act Arabs.
3:30 P.M. - Third Heat Community Race.
3:45 P.M. - Third Heat Green Race.

Friday, September 3d
10:00 A.M. - Base Ball:  Columbia Cross Roads vs. Canton.
1:00 P.M. - Concert by Blossburg Marine Band.
1:30 P.M. - Civic League Parade.
1:45 P.M. - First Heat Free-For-All.
2:00 P.M. - First Act Artenius & Company.
2:15 P.M. - First Act Arabs.
2:30 P.M. - Second Heat Free-For-All.
2:45 P.M. - Second Act Artenius & Company.
3:00 P.M. - Second Act Arabs.
3:15 P.M. - Third Heat Free-For-All.
3:30 P.M. - Ladies' Race.

No one should miss the Civic League Parade at 1:30 Friday afternoon; it promises to be great.

Troy 1915 Fair
Promises to surpass any previous fair ever held, starting with Base Ball at 10 A.M. Wednesday, September 1st, and continuing balance of week.

Troy Fair Measures Up to New Management Standard
What of the forty-first annual Troy fair which opened Tuesday and holds the centre of the stage until Friday night?

"Bigger and better than ever before" was the promise.  Have the management made good?  In all but the livestock exhibit.  Yes.  Here through fear by breeders of the foot and mouth disease there is a slight falling off.  The showing of horses, cattle, sheep and swine is good but not quite up to the standard set by the new management.  All other departments are above the mark.  The midway is bewildering.  It is indeed "bigger and better." So big that farm machinery, automobiles and other exhibits have been forced to another part of the grounds, within the track enclosure.  Here Harry S. Mitchell shows a fine lot of farm machinery including twenty-one gasoline engines and Ford and Studebaker cars; the Carpenter & Pierce Company exhibit Buick cars; the Northern Tier Garage Overland cars and Mr. Burk of Elmira Hudson cars; George E. Bardwell, Champion Evaporators; Mr. Richmond an improved churn, etc.  Near by in a big tent is the State College exhibit, new to this fair.  It is fine and would have included some of the State College livestock but for the dreaded foot and mouth disease.

The shows of vegetables and fruit is good and also of poultry.

The ladies' building shows up splendidly never before so well filled with things beautiful and useful.  Pressure of exhibits is again in evidence here by the bringing to this building of George W. Baxter's pianos, Grafonolas, and sewing machines from the merchant's building every inch of space is occupied.  The exhibitors here are William Erk, the Carpenter & Pierce Company, John H. McClelland, the Troy Plumbing Company, John Bellows, the Elmira Stove Company, Andrus & Company, William Warburton, and Anti-Suffrage League, Frank Brenchley and the Troy Civic League which will have also on Friday afternoon a big parade of floats, heralds, etc.

The special free attractions we have not seen, but they are vouched for by dependable people as is also the Marine Band whose daily concerts will be featured.

The morning ball games by teams from Burlington, Troy, Bentley Creek, Gillett, Columbia X Roads and Canton promise to afford a lot of fun, as do the well filled races, the classes of which follow:  Wednesday:  2:22 and Matched Race.  Thursday:  Community and Green Races.  Friday:  Free-For-All and Ladies' Race.


Last Week's Troy Fair Concededly the "Best Ever"

While the Fair in its entirety was concededly "the best ever," two or three things stand out in the picture, notable among which is the Civic League parade on Friday afternoon.  To be sure much was expected of the women but few were prepared for the splendor of the pageant.  It was so good, so well worked out, so altogether admirable, that it everywhere became at once the topic of favorable comment. "Should have been on Thursday when more could have seen it, must be repeated next year," and like expressions were heard on every side.  The parade was made up of beautifully decorated automobiles expressive of the activities and aspirations of the League toward a more ideal Troy.  At the head of the line rode the officers of the League in white caps and aprons.  Their machine was beautifully decorated.  They were attended by two little girls in picturesque Dutch Cleaner garb. They displayed the slogans, "No Dust, No Dirt."

"Flowers, not Weeds," were the words displayed by a very pretty float suggestive of the work of the Garden Club.  Another took the form of a shoe in which rode a lot of little folks and the "old woman who had had so many children she didn't know what to do."  Another strikingly handsome one represented the Daughters of the American Revolution and displayed a spinning wheel.  In one a not too willing youngster was receiving a scrubbing, his head a foam of lather.

"Everybody Works But Father" found expression in a woman over the washboard while "father" smoked on a corncob pipe.  "Let the Women do the Work" appeared on the side of a car in which rode several "mere men."  The Henrietta McKnight nurse and two other nurses represented in a runabout Mr. McKnight's splendid gift to Troy.  A car full of Camp Fire girls made another pretty picture.  There were outriders or heralds, women on horseback, representatives of the just completed sewer, mounted boy scouts and a fine long line of children with hoes and rakes.  In a large W. C. T. U. float drawn by four horses were eighteen women, each representing a "dry" State.

Another feature of the Fair which will stand out in memory was the music by the Blossburg Marine Band under the leadership of Charles Campbell, who, by the way is a former Bradford County boy.  The music this year had a quality all its own, an appeal to the assembled thousands, which has not in the years agone marked the efforts of more pretentious organizations.  Almost from the first a bond of sympathy was established between the band and people.  The listeners seemed to revel in the good music and the players in wholesome response never were too tired to respond to encores.

The daily concerts, the solos by our own Henry Sherman, the gifted piccolo player's numbers and the baritone solos by James Kerwin, all were thoroughly enjoyed.  Before they left by automobile for home Friday night the band gave a concert on the lawn near the Troy House in town.  Here again the stamp of popular approval was in evidence in an unprecedented crowd of listeners who expressed their pleasure in a deafening chorus of automobile horns and hand-clapping.

The races were watched with interest.  For the most part the horses were well matched as to speed and each class furnished its quota of "thrills."

Wednesday, September 1st - Bud Elder, owned by Clare DeWitt, Montour Falls, first; Louis H., owned by Walter James, Montour Falls, second; Fleeta Medium, owned by H. H. Northrup, Monroeton, third in the 2:22 class.

Thursday, September 2d - Hal V., owned by Dr. M. A. Davies, first; Teresa Chimes, owned by W. F. Palmer, second; Bloomboy, owned by C. J. Bloom, third in the Community Race.

Thursday, September 2d - Josie S., owned by Layton Stone, first; Bessie Cole, owned by George Cole, second; Lofty K., owned by S. W. Kinyon, third; Prince, owned by Tillinghast, fourth in the Green Race.

Friday, September 3d - Budd Elder, owned by Clare DeWitt, first; Fleeta Medium, owned by H. H. Northrup, second; Mochester, owned by Walker, Towanda, third; Louis H., owned by Walter James, fourth in the Free-For-All.

Friday, September 3d - Miss Mabel Benson, first; Mrs. Glenn Gould, second; Miss Irene Sweeley third in the Ladies' Race.

The baseball games at the Fair proved one of the big features this year.  All the games were hotly contested.  Following are the games played Thursday and Friday:

Thursday - Bentley Creek defeated Gillett in a one-sided game.  Score:  10 to 5.  Batteries:  Bentley Cr., Horning and Inman; Gillett, Fletcher and Clark.  Umpires - Warburton and Burrows.

Friday - Columbia X Roads won a close and well-played game from Canton.  Score:  6 to 5.  Batteries:  Cross Roads, Parker, Henry and Card; Canton, Davison and Randall.  Umpires - Packard and Burrows.
 

Chautauqua
The Chautauqua Institute travelled in summers to the small towns. It presented a series of lectures and entertainment that was not otherwise available in ruarl areas. In our area, Chautauqua came to Canton in 1914 and to Troy in 1916. People travelled for long distances to take advantage of this cultural and educational opportunity. Chautauqua was founded in 1874 and continues its programs of arts to this day at its own facility. http://cleveland.about.com/od/justoutsideoftown/p/chautauqua.htm

Here's the Backbone Of the Chautauqua

[Illustration]  Community Chautauqua -"For Everybody Everywhere" - Ward, Estelle, Bible, Zwickey

It's in the lecture numbers.  Music and entertainment there will be - and a-plenty of it.  But the MEAT is in the five lectures.  Talks like these are pace setters and thought stimulators.  They make a man grow overnight.  They lift him up as by his boot straps.  They set him thinking in new trains of thought.  They broaden his horizon and give him a bigger look at things.

Each day of the Chautauqua brings its special message in form of a lecture.  We'll look at four of the five.

Professor E. J. Ward
of the Federal Bureau of Education at Washington is the founder of the social center movement.  And what is that?  It is a plan of getting neighbors together to talk over things that are best for the community and when they have settled on something to go out and make it a fact.  It means the development of a stronger community sentiment.  It is a movement that has the unstinted endorsement of two ex-presidents, Roosevelt and Taft, and of President Wilson.  It is sweeping the nation.  Hear Ward on the second day.  He'll tell you all about it.

Judge Lee S. Estelle
the great juvenile court judge from Omaha, the man who established one of the earliest special courts for juvenile offenders and has saved thousands of "kiddies" from lives of crime.  He has built a Child Saving Institution and has taken many a youngster out of the gutter and set him on his feet and seen him grow into useful citizenship.  His lecture he calls "The Law, the Lass and the Lad."  Hear him on the third night.

Dr. George P. Bible
It is the uplift and the inspiration in the Chautauqua that has carried it into more than 3,000 communities in ten years.  No boy or girl will amount to anything unless they have a powerful INCENTIVE.  And it is these great, powerful inspirational lectures that have stirred thousands to greater efforts.  On the fourth day.

Lorenzo Zwickey
on art, a lecture on home decoration and the choice of colors effectively illustrated with the use of crayon and a large easel.  An electric lighting device adds much to the interest of Mr. Zwickey's art entertainment.  Fifth day.

The first day lecturer is announced under a special heading.

Buy a Season Ticket
It reduces the cost more than half.  Get it of the committee before the tent goes up.  It will cost less now than later.  Every member of your family should have one.  And remember, besides the lectures, there is a whole host of musical numbers!

Troy, June 20 to 24


Chautauqua Comes to Town by Roger Keagle

Small rural communities like Canton have few opportunities for cultural events or entertainments, especially during the summer.  Most such events are sponsored by the school or one of the churches, and these institutions are not generally very active during the summer months.  In the early part of the 20th century an occasional circus or carnival, or a Fourth of July event might enliven the community for a brief period, and soon be gone.  One event to reach Canton for a few years was the Chautauqua.

Chautauqua was founded in 1874 by John H. Vincent, a Sunday School Worker, and Lewis Miller, a manufacturer, both members of the Methodist Chautauqua Camp Meeting Association, and took its name from Chautauqua Lake, New York where the first and most successful Chautauqua was founded.  The aim of Chautauqua was to utilize the general demand for summer rest by uniting daily study with healthful recreation.  The project was so successful that other religious denominations joined the assembly.  Among the features included were popular lectures, concerts, readings and social events.  By 1886 there were at least fifty "Chautauqua's" scattered throughout America, with some nearly as well known as the original one.

The success of this movement inspired an imitation of the original, "The Traveling Chautauqua," which first appeared in 1904.  These were commercial ventures, which during the summer months gave three to seven day program in circus tents for residents of small towns.  They emphasized popular lectures, music and dramatic entertainments, and during the first part of the century were very successful.  They remained popular until the movies, radio and the automobile made their decline inevitable.  The original Chautauqua at Lake Chautauqua, N.Y. still exists and attracts thousands to its annual summer programs.

Canton was one of the small towns where the Traveling Chautauqua found a home.  Those of us who have enough years behind us can remember these summer events.  Their large tent was set up on Washington street on the lot where the swimming pool now stands.  There were morning activities for children, with afternoon and evening programs for anybody interested in them.  Wooden folding chairs were set in rows on the ground, and they could make quite a clatter if the seats were dropped too hard.  If you were lucky, the weather would cooperate and be cool with wind and rain kept to a minimum.  The only air conditioning was a cool breeze stirring through the tent at times, and hopefully blowing the insects away as an added dividend.  This might not appeal to audiences of today, used to spectacular entertainments on television, movies and the many other ways we have to amuse ourselves, but at the time, they were special treats to be anticipated with much eagerness.

The program of the 1917 Traveling Chautauqua gives the lectures, dramas and concerts available for that year.

Roger M. Keagle

Keagle - Page 325

Program of the Canton, Pa., Chautauqua

Superintendent, George H. Turner.
Series Lectures.
Humanity's Last Reserves.    Democracy and Property.
Democracy and Moral Distrust.   Democracy and Quackery.
Friday, August 3.   Afternoon.   Admission, 35 cents.
 2.30 Series Lecture by the Superintendent.
  Concert - McKinnie Operatic Co.
     Evening.   Admission, 50 cents.
 7.30 Concert - McKinnie Operatic Co.
  Illustrated Lecture - Peter MacQueen, F.R.G.S., "The Great European War."
Saturday, August 4.   Afternoon   Admission, 35 cents.
 2.30 Concert - Alexander Von Skibinsky, Violinist.
  Lecture - Dr. Carolyn E. Geisel, "Just You," to be followed by a conference hour.
      Evening.   Admission, 50 cents.
 7.30 Concert - Skibinsky.
  Entertainment - Paul Fleming, Magician, and his Company.
Sunday, August 5.
  Sacred concert and address at hour to be announced.
Monday, August 6.   Afternoon   Admission, 35 cents.
 2.30 Series Lecture by the Superintendent
  Concert - Garland-Eekhoff-Jordan Co.
     Evening   Admission, 50 cents.
 7.30 Concert - Garland-Eekhoff-Jordan Co.
  Lecture - Frank Dixon, "Uncle Sam, M.D."
Tuesday, August 7.   Afternoon   Admission, 35 cents.
 2.30 Series Lecture by the Superintendent.
  Concert - The Old Homestead Quartet.
     Evening   Admission, 50 cents.
 7.30 Drama - "The Old Homestead," by Denman Thompson, the Great American Play.
Wednesday, August 8.  Afternoon   Admission, 35 cents.
 2.30 Series Lecture by the Superintendent.
 Concert - The Symphonic Orchestral Club, and Madame Justine Shannon, Contralto
    Evening   Admission, 50 cents.
 7.30 Concert - The Symphonic Orchestral Club and Madame Shannon.
  Lecture - Percy Alden, M.P., "The Future of Europe."
Thursday, August 9.   Afternoon   Admission, 35 cents.
 2.30 Junior Chautauqua Play - "Good Fairy Thrift."
 "The Village of Ding Dong Bell," presented by the members of the "Chimes of Normandy." Co
  A great afternoon for the children.  Bring them with you.
     Evening   Admission, 75 cents.
7.30 Opera - "The Chimes of Normandy," presented by a Full Cast, Chorus, and Orchestra.
   Children, 6 to 14 inclusive, admitted to any session, 25 cents.
Children.--For the good of all concerned, we will insist this year on the following rule:  Children unaccompanied will not be allowed to sit nearer to the front than the eighth or ninth row.  Adults unaccompanied by children (except in the case of the aged or infirm) will not be allowed to sit on the front seats.  It may reasonably be expected that one adult will accompany not more than three or four children.

Page 326

1917 Guarantors for Canton, Pa.
 
E. T. Barnes C. N. Reynolds O. F. Bailey
George W. S. Wenrick H. G. Putnam John E. Rockwell
J. F. Clarke E. J. Cleveland H. C. Stover
F. C. Griswold Goldie Biddle Elizabeth Bunyan
B. H. Clark H. C. Gater J. W. Stone
Q. H. Martin Alden Swayze Chas. H. Hartmann
R. F. Delmot Philip M. Wright Henry N. Hallett
H. Lee Clarke C. E. Bullock E. W. Hallett
Mrs. L. B. Sprenkle Lee M. Preston F. H. Trippe
Mrs. Emma M. Musser E. S. Lindley Mrs. M. F. Gates
Mrs. Alethea E. Innes J. F. Pettes W. W. Gleckner
Will H. Houghton Tripp Bros. L. T. McFadden
M. A. Taylor J. O. Whitman Florence H. Bennett
Walter Coon Carlton W. Manley H. T. Owen
W. T. Lawrence A. H. Bunn Elwin Allen
C. E. Grantier G. Ernest Newman Will R. Krise
Geo. B. Lewis Robt. M. Northrup J. T. Burlingame
W. V. Gleckner Edith C. Barnes Orin W. Jaquish
Wm. M. Foster C. C. Brown H. E. Landon
Geo. M. Whiting May Black Delos R. Northrup
M. F. Van Dyke H. W. Cadwell Geo. C. Cornell
R. H. Gleckner H. W. McNett B. F. Baxter
C. B. Wilcox Nettie Randall Mary McBride
J. W. Hagar W. H. Collins I. G. Fry
Homer Rockwell Mrs. Geo. W. S. Wenrick Fred Johonnis
Martin L. Rockwell Mrs. L. H. Moody W. V. Bacon
F. W. Taylor W. T. Davison Ira Williams
G. F. Krise N. J. Snyder L. A. Martin
C. V. Gleckner C. F. Biddle S. S. Cooper
D. T. Innes Charles A. Innes L. S. Ballard
Ernest Strauss F. L. Bunn A. E. Dann
C. M. Wirth Wm. Wheatley S. S. Jarrett
N. C. Stull H. M. Whitman B. J. Davison
F. W. Miller L. T. Manley J. R. Gemmill

Special Announcement

Lecture by Hon. Percy Alden, M.P.

Land Commissioner of Great Britain

Member of Belgian Relief Commission

A Stirring Lecture

"The Future of Europe"

(See program on other side)

Fourth of July
Fourth of July was cause for BIG celebrations in 1915. This event at Alparon Park in Troy, PA included horse races, a Ball Game, Backward, Potato Bag, and Three Legged races, and music by Sherman's Band. Hardly a single one of our diary collections fails to mention attendance at a Fourth of July celebration. 
Community Social Events

Every community had a variety of social events - birthday parties, Hallowen Parties, Ice Cream Socials. Some were organized by the churches or fraternal organizations such as the Grange. Others were privately organized. Another social event was the "Donation" which would be held to finance a place or entity. One of the Mildred Mudge letters to her intended, Lee Tice, mentioned a donation at the Sanitarium in Elk Run where dinner was served and the money collected helped provide funding to that institution. Ice Cream socials funded the addition of a furnace and electricity to the Elk Run Methodist Church.

1909 - The Shadow Social 1907 Lawn Party 1910-12 The Wild Flower Society Picnics
Party at the Troy House
Clubs and Fraternal Organizations
In Troy PA, Dewey Studio organized a Camera Club. This increased business and helped people learn more about photography. 

Fraternal Organizations were very popular in this era.

1917 Elmira Fraternal Organizations St. Mary's Boy Scouts Organized 1917
Brooks-Flick Post 49 American Legion organized 1919 Troy Boy Scouts - Trop One - 1912
Public Parks
Even Small Town and "Country" Folk could enjoy a day's excursion to Watkins Glen in the Finger Lakes region via the train. It was a popular outing for the entire central New York, northern Pennsylvania region, and remains so today. 
Eldridge Park, Elmira
Rorick's Glen, Elmira
Smythe Park, Mansfield
Oakwood, Canoe Camp

Ads from Troy-Gazette Register 1915 Issues
Woman of Action - Sylvia Johns wanted to take an excursion to Watkins Glen. Her boyfriend, Halsey Wheeler, would not go with her. So, Sylvia took another young gentleman instead, had their picture taken, and sent it to Halsey. She eloped with Halsey in 1908. 
Photo from Louis Wheeler
The Family Reunion

Family Reunions

Churchill and Vroman Reunion.
The annual reunion of the Churchill and Vroman families will be held at Lake Breeze on Saturday, August 21st, 1915.  All relatives are cordially invited. Program committee:  Sidney Clark, Margaret Churchill, Maude Holcombe.  Mrs. Charles Doud, Secretary.

Ayers Family.
The twenty-sixth annual reunion of the descendants of Abijah and Thursa Ayers will be held at the home of Gayland Ayers at Alba, Pa., August 18, 1915.  All relatives cordially invited.  Ada M. Leiby, Secretary.

Smith Reunion.
The descendants of Jesse and Annis Smith will hold their twenty-first annual reunion on Tuesday, August 10, 1915, in the Odd Fellows hall in Austinville.  All relatives and friends are cordially invited.  Nora L. Styres, Secretary.

Fuller and Bardwell Families.
The eighth annual reunion of the Fuller and Bardwell families will be held at the I.O.O.F. hall, Sylvania, Pa., Tuesday, August 10, 1915.  Committee of arrangement are:  Frank Dewey, Ed Carnwright, John Ludington, Sam Fuller.  Table Committee:  Mrs. John Ludington, Mrs. Frank Dewey, Mrs. C. H. Fuller.  Dishes and silver furnished.  Mrs. Dean Rockwell, Secretary.

Darrow, Shattuck and Maynard Families.
The ninth annual reunion of the Darrow, Shattuck and Maynard families will beheld at Alparon Park, Troy, Saturday, August 7th.  All relatives and their friends are cordially invited.  No special invitations.  Mrs. Elmer Ross, Secretary.

Beach Family.
The sixteenth annual reunion of the Beach family will be held at C. C. Horton's grove at East Troy, Thursday, August 19.  Miss Rosa E. Williams, Secretary.
 

Sports

Baseball
Columbia X Roads Loses to Bentley Creek 7 to 1

The Bentley Creek baseball team journeyed to Columbia Cross Roads last Saturday and defeated the team at that place 7 to 1.  Craig featured at the bat and field, having two put outs and three hits.  Horning struck out 12 men for Bentley Creek and Henry four for the home team.  A large crowd witnessed the game about seventy-five fans being present from Bentley Creek, and vicinity.  Score by innings:

          R. H. E.
Bentley Cr. 1 1 3 0 0 0 0 2 0 7 10 2
Col. X Rds. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 4 2

Batteries:  Horning and Inman; Henry and Card.  Umpire, Wright.

Next Saturday, Columbia Cross Roads will play at Bentley Creek.

Manager Lester Kelley of the Troy E. & M. ball team, announced yesterday that his team would play the strong Columbia X Roads nine at Alparon Park, Monday, July 5th.

We hope that Kelley and his team can win that game Monday because we want a ball team in Troy to stay.
 

1914 / 1988 Remembering the Day Sousa Came to Town 1917 A Play at Orwell Grange
Halloween At MSNS 1917 E.F.A. Undefeated Basketball Team
Parlor Games, Cards, Sports,  Circus
Bradford County PA
Chemung County NY
Tioga County PA

Published On Tri-Counties Site On 15 JAN 2008
By Joyce M. Tice
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