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Uncle John Galloway was celebrating his birthday last Wednesday, and we really believe he had taken a "Scotch High Ball", he is Scotch, you know; having been born in Scotland, September 8th, 1836.  Of course, Uncle is not as young as he used to be, but he looks good for the hundred mark.  To you, Uncle John.  [Undated (maybe 1936), probably Coulterville paper - Sub. by Kathryn Todd]

CELEBRATES 80th BIRTHDAY: A joyful gathering was held at the country home of Thomas Gillespie in honor of his 80th birthday on Sunday, July 23.  The following relatives and friends, who enjoyed the bountiful dinner topped off with a three decked birthday cake and ice cream were Thomas Gillespie, Harvey Gillespie and sons Willard and Arden  at home, Mrs. Ruth Korstetter and children, Vera Garlan, Jean and Kathleen of Buckeye, Arizona; Mr. and Mrs. L.A. Carpenter and Mrs. And Mrs. Hallie Cox and sons Howard and Roy and grand daughter Thelma Williams of Tilden and Mr. and Mrs. Glover Gillespie and children, Roy, Joiner, Margaret and Delmar of Marriosa, and Mr. and Mrs. Leland Fulton and children Darrel and Keladean of Chrisman, Mr. and Mrs. Tom Beck and daughter Norman of Coulterville, Mr. and Mrs. Harold Howe and children, June, Marvin, Dianne and Verla of Sparta; Alfred McClinton of Sparta; Mr. and Mrs. Dalbert Little and sons, Claude and Wilbur, Mr. and Mrs. Will Robinson of near Oakdale, Will Anderson and son John Henry and daughter Martha and granddaughter, Juanita McClay, of Oakdale, Kenneth Starns of Sparta, M.R.; Mr. and Mrs. Richard Steele and daughter of Percy and uncle Arthur Gillespie who will be 83 years young in Sept.  Because of transportation difficulties, Dr. Charles and family of Muscatine, Iowa, and Mabel Reuter and family of St. Augustine didn't get to be there.  The family hasn't all been together for 22 years.  All departed at a (?) (?) wishing Mr. Gillespie many happy returns of the day.
[Unknown newspaper, c. July 1935; Submitted by Kathryn Todd and Transcribed by Nina Kramer]

Tuesday March 25 was a very happy day for Mrs. Mary Robinson.  It was the occasion of her 73rd birthday and a good number of her neighbors and friends gathered at her home East of town to celebrate it with her.  They brought well filled baskets which filled the table to overflowing,  The center of the table was a beautiful birthday cake, covered over with candies.  Everyone did justice to the big dinner and although Mrs. Robinson has been in poor health for the past year, yet on this day she enjoyed everything with the guests.  Later in the afternoon ice cream and cake were served.  The guests presented Mrs. Robinson with a very appropriate gift to help to remind her of the happy occasion.  Before departing a brief devotional service was held, conducted by her Pastor and Rev. Robert Blair.  All wished Mrs. Robinson many more happy birthdays.  [Probably from the Coulterville Republican, No Date.  Note: She was born on March 27, 1845 so the date of this is probably 1918 - Submitted by Kathryn Todd]


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