La Salle County IL News
Wedding Anniversaries

 

Mr. and Mrs. M. Freidman
Mr. and Mrs. N. A. Ong
Mr. and Mrs. W. W. Shepherd
Dr. E. W. and Mrs. J. H. Wood


Mr. and Mrs. M. Freidman
Henry Republican, Henry IL, May 17, 1883
Our Neighbors
Mr. and Mrs. M. Freidman of La Salle celebrated their silver wedding on Wednesday evening of last week.



Mr. and Mrs. W. W. Shepherd
Taken From the Tonica News
February 27, 1875

Crystal Wedding

There was a crystal wedding at the residence of W. W. Shepherd's last Monday evening, Feb. 22nd, Nothwithstanding the very inclement weather, quite a respectable number of friends and neighbors collected, making a complete surprise to Host and Hostess. After an hour or two the company departed, leaving a variety of very pretty and useful pieces of table ware. These are the kind tokens of respect on the occasion of a fifteenth anniversary.

Taken from the Tonica News, Tonica, IL



Dr. E. W. and Mrs. J. H. Wood
August 21, 1875

Silver Anniversary

Dr. E. W. and Mrs. J. H. Wood's Twenty-fifth Anniversary, Tuesday Eve. Aug. 17th, 1875

Last Tuesday evening, about three hundred friends gathered together at the residence of Dr. W. W. Wood and at the Cong'l church, to celebrate the twenty-fifth wedding anniversary of Dr. E. W. and Mrs. J. H. Wood. When the time had arrived, with the Doctor and his bride sitting before the audience, in front of the many beautiful gifts. (Speech made by Rev. Henry Avery and Dr. E. W. Lewis. Came to Tonica eighteen years ago. Served ice cream, lemonade and cake. Mr. Brereton played the flute and Charles Vandervort played accompaniment of the organ.)





Mr. and Mrs. N. A. Ong
A Pleasant Affair
The Silver Anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. N. A. Ong

Taken From the Tonica News
March 23, 1878

Last Saturday the friends and relatives of Mr. and Mrs. N. A. Ong, to the number of thirty-two, met at their residence about two miles north-east of the village to celebrate their silver wedding. The visitors presented them with 34 pieces of silverware, comprising an elegant set of knives and forks, butter dishes, napkin rings, spoons, drinking cups and C., with the initials "N.A. and J. J. O." neatly engraved on each article.

The dining room was nicely decorated for the occasion, and the table loaded with all the delicacies of the season.  After dinner the company reparied to the parlor, where Mr. and Mrs. Ong, in a few appropriate remarks, thanked their friends for the many kind tokens of respect, and especially for the pleasant occasion of the gathering, to whith Mr. W. Sudgel, of Tiskilwa, made a fitting response.  Afterwards letters were read from friends who were unable to be present, and a social time enjoyed until 5 o'clock, when the company dispersed with pleasant recollections of the silver wedding.
 

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