Transcribed from "An Illustrated History of The Big Bend Country, embracing
Lincoln, Douglas, Adams and Franklin counties, State of Washington",
published by Western Historical Publishing Co., 1904.
GEORGE A. TROY was born in the
Catskill Mountains, New York, in 1848. His parents were George and
Margaret (Bolland) Troy. The mother was born in New York state and
now lives in New York City. The father was born in Ireland, learned
shoemaking and came to the United States where he followed his trade until
his death which occurred in New York. Our subject received a good
common school education in his native place and the learned the trade of
the brick mason. He wrought at his trade there until he came to Sprague
where he built a brick kiln and began the manufacture of that building
material. He also took up building and contracting, erecting most
of the brick edifices in Sprague including the court house. He continued
in this line of business until 1887; then entered the liquor business in
Sprague and has been identified in that since. Recently he has added
a wholesale department and is conducting the two at the present time.
He owns the buildings in which he does business on Main street in Sprague
and also two other business blocks on the same street, one a frame structure
and the other a handsome brick. He also owns a nice residence at
the corner of Third and C streets and much other property. Mr. Troy
has the following brothers and sisters, Agnes Reed, Mrs. Kate Bannon, William,
John, and Ella, all residents of New York City.
Mr. Troy has made a good success in the financial
world and has done excellent work in the contracting business in Sprague.
He has always labored for the upbuilding and the welfare of the community
and is an enterprising and progressive man.