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Marshall County Illinois
Wedding Anniversaries


Mr. and Mrs. Isaac Thomas
The Henry Republican, Henry IL, January 3, 1884
Mr. and Mrs. Isaac Thomas celebrated their golden wedding Dec. 10, at Wyoming. Six of nine children were present and nine grandchildren. There were some valuable presents, including $200 in gold coin.

Mr. and Mrs. Oliver Tinker

Taken From the Henry Republican
January 25, 1883

Intimate friends to the number of 23 assembled at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. Oliver Tinker on Friday evening last, commemorating the 38th anniversary of their married life.  They brought oysters and other goodies, and had in connection with vocal and instrumental music, a very cheerful social occasion. A number of presents were presented the aged pair by their warm friends, among which was a large family bible, and some choice articles of silverware. Mr. and Mrs. Tinker were married Jan. 19, 1845, in St. Mary’s Church, Manchester, England. Two or three years after they came to this country locating in bleak Massachusetts. Getting homesick in 2 1/2 years they retraced their steps to Mother England where they remained four years. Becoming satisfied after mature consideration that America was the Mecca, they retraced their steps, living for a time in Philadelphia, but in 1857 moving to Henry, which has since been their home. The fruit of this union was seven children, two of which are buried in England, and four buried in Henry cemetery. Mrs. E. F. Gates is the only surviving child. Mr. and Mrs. Tinker are earnest Christian people, and respected members of the M. E. church of this city. With enough of this world’s goods for their comfort, they have the promise of this life and that which is to come. So mote it be.


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