A Golden Wedding 

Mr. and Mrs. A. Newell Remembered by Many Relatives and Friends 

Quite a number of neighbors and friends of Mr. and Mrs. Adrastus Newell and family met at their residence on Tuesday, May 1, to celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of their marriage, and all enjoyed a pleasant time.  It could not have been otherwise, for Mr. Newell entertained them with vivid and interesting narratives concerning the experiences of his early days in Kansas.  He immigrated from Wisconsin in 1866 and settled near Solomon City April 26 of that year.  From there, in 1869, he moved to Solomon Township, occupying the old farm on Criss Creek, where they lived for thirteen years, then moved to the present location near Glasco.  The interest displayed by all who heard Mr. Newell talk about those things was exceeded only by the appetites displayed at the tables so bountifully laden with good things to eat. 

No persons seemed to enjoy the affair more than did the hosts.  All the children and grandchildren were present except two sons-in-law and four grandchildren. 

On May, 1881, their silver wedding was celebrated while living on Criss Creek, assisted by neighbors at that time, most of whom have since passed to the other shore -- Mr. and Mrs. Abram Butler, Rev. Father and Mother Bracken, Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Thompson, Grandpa Woodward, Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Woodward and Mr. and Mrs. Wm. McKinster.  Doctor and Mrs. Brierley and Mr. and Mrs. Messimore are the only persons who assisted at that time who are now living, so far as can be remembered. 

Children and grandchildren of Mr. and Mrs. Newell who were present were: Mrs. G. L. Fuller and children, Mabel, Bertha, Ralph and Leslie; Mr. and Mrs. James F. Pilcher, Robert, Claud, Arthur and Lois; Mrs. L.E. Woodward, Ethel and Lawrence; Mr. and Mrs. D.F. Sheffield; Mr. Seth Newell; Mr. and Mrs. A. Everley.  Others who were present were: Miss Frost, Rev. J.F. Bates and wife, Miss Emma Bates, Mr. and Mrs. Enoch Williamson, Mr. and Mrs. James Neal, Mrs. Elizabeth Buffington of Springfield, Ohio; Grandma Squire, Mr. and Mrs. W.W. Palmer, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Brown, Mr. and Mrs. W.A. Bundy, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Messimore, Mr. and Mrs. George Hussey, Mr. and Mrs. Isaac Rogers, Mrs. Noah Harper and daughter, Margaret; Mr. and Mrs. C.G. Archer and daughter, Sylvia; and Mr. Wm. Cochran. 


Gold band glass set, Seth Newell
Gold band plates, cups and saucers, Mrs. G.L. Fuller
Gold lined sugar shell, Mrs. L.E. Woodward
Gold lined spoon tray, Ethel Woodward
Gold cream spoon, Mr. and Mrs. W.A. Bundy
Gold cream spoon, Mr. and Mrs. Neal and Mrs. Buffington
Gold berry spoon, Mr. and Mrs. G.W. Hussey
Gold berry spoon, Mr. and Mrs. W.W. Palmer
Gold fruit dish, Mr. and Mrs. C.G. Archer
Gold band water set, Mr. and Mrs. A. Everley
Gold breastpin and cuff buttons, Mr. and Mrs. H. Messimore
Gold breastpin, Mr. and Mrs. E. Williamson
Gold and China plate, Mrs. Thos. Brown
$2.50 gold piece, Mr. and Mrs. J.F. Pilcher
$5.00 gold piece, Mr. and Mrs. D.F. Sheffield
A gold headed cane has been ordered for Mr. Newell and will be presented to him later.
(Glasco Sun ~ May 11, 1906 ~ Page 1 ~ Submitted by Maurene Richard Miller) 


Diamond Day Set For Racettes

CLYDE - Mr. and Mrs. Delphos Racette, Clyde, will celebrate 60 years of marriage with a 2 to 4 p.m. open house March 4 in Clyde's VFW ballroom.

Mrs. Racette is the former Emma Pelland.

Hosts are their five children: R.J., Lamed; Ronald, Wilbur and Mrs. Howard (Darlene) Weatherhead, Clyde, and Mrs. Dean (Jean) Weatherhead, Belleville, and their spouses.

The Racettes were wed Feb. 25, 1924, in St. Joseph and moved to rural Clyde in 1945.  They retired from farming in 1959, then moved into the community.

There are 29 grandchildren.  All friends and relatives are invited.
(Salina Journal ~ Sunday ~ February 26, 1984 ~ Submitted by Maurene Richard Miller)



CONCORDIA -- Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Vignery are to celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary Saturday, Dec. 31 with a family dinner in Concordia.

Attending will be the honorees' two children, Kenneth of Concordia and Mrs. Ron (Karen) Joslyn of Longmont, Colo., and their spouses.

There are eight grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

Vignery and the former Pauline Strait were married Dec. 30, 1938, in Mankato.  Both are retired.
(Salina Journal ~ Sunday ~ December 25, 1988 ~ Submitted by Maurene Richard Miller)

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