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.