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Tri County Clippings- Troy Gazette Register 1901 - Yesterday's News

Typed by Pat MOTT Gobea
These clippings from ancient and fragile newspapers stored above the Troy Gazette-Register office are being typed by Tri-County volunteers for presentation on site. Primarily we are preserving the neighborhood news columns and the obituary, marriage and birth information included in them. I intend also to include articles that show the influences on the lives and attitudes of our local populations at the time, and I will also illustrate the individual pages with ads from the era. Nothing is more revealing of lifestyle than the goods and services available.
The TGR covers the area of all townships surrounding Troy and many neighborhoods have a local column submitted, but not necessarily every week or even every year.
Our thanks goes to the staff of the Troy Gazette-Register for giving us access to this valuable old news so that we can share it with you. There is no better way to understand the culture and customs of our old communities than by sifting through these clippings.  Even the names of some of these old communities have ceased to exist in today's world, but we have them captured and preserved here.  If you do not have the time to enjoy the luxury of sifting through clippings, these will be included in the Partitioned PICO Search Engine which you can reach from current What's New Page of the site. There is a partition just for the TGR Clippings.
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Troy, Bradford County, PA
Joyce's Search Tip - August 2008 
Do You Know that you can search just the 239 pages of Troy Gazette-Register Clippings on the site by using the TGR Clippings button in the Partitioned search engine at the bottom of the Current What's New Page
You'll also find obituary and other newspaper clippings using the three county-level Obits by Cemetery buttons and the general Clippings Button. Additional clippings can be found in the Birth, Marriage, and some other partitions. 
Twentieth Year, #990, Thursday, June 13, 1901

Graduating Class of 1901
 J. Vogelsang Smith, Joe B. Armstrong, S. German Gernert, Henry T. Eglin, Clara L. Parsons, Lizzie J. Gernert, Margaret C. Shannaon, Ethel B. Hovey and Constantia L. Brown.

History of Troy High School.  Margaret Cecilia Shannon.
 Upon me has been bestowed the honorable office of giving a history of the Troy Graded and High School.  After many difficulties I have succeeded in finding a few facts of more or less interest.  The Academy, which is situated on East Main street or better known as Paine’s Hill, was the first institution of learning of any note in Troy.  Soon after or about the same time there was opened a district school where Mr. Joralemon’s meat market now stands.  The academy was erected in 1842, and although it consisted of but two rooms, there were taught all branches from the alphabet to Homer’s Iliad.  I have been told that the chief pleasure of the pupils was to go to the cold spring for water.  Doubtless some of our prominent business men can remember what a great delight it was, when they were given that privilege.  The spring was but a few rods from the school but at that time rods must have been as miles for it usually took about an hour to go and return.
 The first teacher in the academy was the Rev. Freeman Dane, who was followed by many New Englanders, among whom was Mr. Daniels, such an ideal man and teacher that the people of Troy soon realized the fact by the progress of their children.  The academy was supported by a fee collected from the pupils, but these were so few in number that it was at last found necessary to close it.
 It was at this time in the year 1866 that some of our good citizens, who …. Better facilities for education of their children than they themselves had possessed, resolved to consolidate all the schools of the borough under the name of the Troy Graded and High School, and to erect a building suitable for carrying on a school of that grade.  At this time some of the businessmen of wealth and influence, who had sons and daughters to educate, probably fearing that it would take from them a little of their valued money (more valued than education), were very much opposed to the erection of this school building.  Fortunately the good progressive citizens won the day, and Messrs, Merick Pomeroy and Clinton Herrick were sent to Elmira to secure plans.  They at last decided upon a fine brick structure, but, of course, money was required, so Messrs. Pomeroy, Hooker, Newbery and others were appointed to levy a tax upon the people.  Naturally the same citizens who were not in favor of the new school building, were not in favor of paying a tax.  Finally our good citizens surmounted all these difficulties and a suitable building was erected at the head of Centre street, where it still stands, commanding a fine view of the village and surrounding county.
 Those elected as first directors were Hon. Delos Rockwell, Robert Redington, John H. Grant, Moses Gustin and Samuel Pomeroy.  The board was very fortunate in getting for their first teacher such an accomplished man as Mr. Johnson of Chicago, but through some misunderstanding he remained here but one year.
 The next teacher was Mr. Hutton.  During his term the first class was graduated in 1871, consisting of three young ladies, Miss Ella Cosper–Mrs. Chauncey Tymeson, Minnie S. Budd–Mrs. Orator McClellan, Sarah E. Ballard–Mrs. Sarah B. Willett.
  Since then there have been graduated 255 pupils including this class of 1901.  The same year Mrs. willett was graduated she became a teacher in our school, and taught nine consecutive years.  She then resigned her position but returned to our school in 1886, and has been teaching ever since, except last year, when she went abroad.  It is not for me to tell of her good qualities.  Everyone knows what she has done for our school.  I have not known her many years, but the few years I have, I know that she has been a thoughtful, kind teacher, always interested in her pupils, never discouraged at their dullness, but always encouraging them in their work.  She has made her classes more interesting this past year by giving us some idea of what she saw abroad.
 Miss Terry has been companion as well as teacher.  We have always been assured of ready sympathy from her, and have never failed to receive from her an encouraging word and sunny smile.
 Mr. Gordinier is the able successor of Mr. McCollom, Dr. Daniel Fleisher, Mr. Murray and Mr. Whatenecht.
 Mr. McCollom succeeded Mr. Hutton and was in charge of the school from ‘73’ to ’84.
 Dr. Fleisher was principal of the School for twelve years.  He left Troy to accept a position as Principal of the Wellsboro High School.  This position he held for two years and then became Superintendent of Schools at Columbia, Pa.
 Prof. Murray was Principal three years and then entered Columbia University to take a post-graduate course.  He has just been appointed to a lucrative position at Robert College, Constantinople, and will start for his new field of labor about the first of August.
 Mr. Whatenecht was in the school but one year and then resigned to take the chair of Greek and Latin in a University at Oxford, Ohio.
 Mr. Gordinier had already “won his spurs” as professor in a school in Kentucky, and as he was in former years a student in our High School, he was no stranger to us when he was made our honored Principal.  Although his term as Principal has been short, he has already demonstrated his fitness for the place and the wisdom of the Board who selected him.
 It is impossible in the limits of a paper like this to mention separately and in detail the many who have gone out as graduates from the doors of our High School.  These are now widely scattered, but are filling honorable positions.  Among its number are to be found orators, lawyers, teachers and business men.  The school looks to them with pride and gladly numbers them as her own, remember fondly their old “alma Mater.”  We trust that you members of my class, and you members of the class that are to follow us, may never prove disloyal to our school and her teachings, but, wherever your future lot may be cast, may look back upon the days spent here as your most priceless legacy.

See Also History of Troy High School from 1932 Yearbook

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