Tri-Counties Genealogy & History by Joyce M. Tice
Tri-Counties Newspaper Clippings
Tri County Clippings- Troy Gazette
Register 1902 - 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
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.
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
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
Twenty-first Year, #1010, Thursday, June 5, 1902
County’s Oldest Newspaper.
The Bradford Argus this county’s oldest newspaper, with the issue of
last week began the seventieth year under that name. Its editor and publisher,
E. Ashmun Parsons, son of Eligah A. Parsons who became connected with the
paper in 1839, took charge in 1966. The Argus can claim the distinction
of being the progenitor of the fist daily newspaper in Bradford county,
a daily edition being issued for two weeks from that office in 1863.
The beginning of The Argus dates back more than 70 years, however, for
it was originally started as the Anti-Masonic Democrat by O. P. Ballard
at Troy, this county; Dr. E. R. Utter bought the plant in 1832, removed
it to the county seat and changed its name to the one it has since borne.
Until that party went out of existence it was run as a Whig organ, and
on the birth of the Republican party it espoused its principles until 1862.
It formally became a Democratic organ in 1864. Recent improvements in the
old Argus building, which the paper has occupied for over 50 years, makes
of it a model printing office. –Review.