Buchanan County, Missouri
Anniversaries, Reunions and Parties




Brittain
A pink and white luncheon was given Thursday by Misses Ruby and Anna Spurlock in honor of Miss Dollie Brittain, a June bride to be.
Source: The St. Joseph Observer, St. Joseph, Mo., May 2, 1915

Eliza Deal-
Mrs Eliza Deal was given a suprise party Tuesday night in honor of her birthday.
Source: The St. Joseph Observer, St. Joseph, Mo, May 2, 1915

Mrs. James Dixon
was given a surprise party Monday night in honor of her birthday.
Source: St. Joseph Observer, St. Joseph, Mo. October 2,1915

Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Donaldson
A farewell surprise party was given Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Donaldson at their home near Easton Saturday night, at which about one hundred couples were present.  The Donaldsons are moving to a farm near Savannah.
Source: ST. Joseph Observer, St. Joseph MO, August 12, 1922

Feltenstein
Mr. and Mrs. I. Feltenstein will celebrate their golden wedding anniversary with a big dinner at the St. Francis, May 19
Source: St. Joseph Observer, St. Joseph, Mo., May 4, 1918

Gaunt
The relatives and friends of Thomas L. Gaunt of Dearborn to the number of sixty celebrated the seventy-eighth anniversary of the birth of that splendid gentleman, with a picnic at Krug Park Sunday.
Source: The St. Joseph Observer, St. Joseph, Mo., Aug. 3, 1918

Gordon
The descendants of Colby, Harden, Sam, Wilson and William Gordon and Betty Marsh and Peggy Barker, will hold their annual reunion and picnic in Myers Grove near South Park Sunday.  The family settled here in 1844 and has now grown to strong proportions.
Source: The St. Joseph Observer, St. Joseph, MO, Sept. 7m, 1918

Frank Hall
Sixty friends of Mr. Frank Hall surprised him at his home, 801 South Nineteenth St., Tuesday night and enjoyed a social evening.  It was the young gentleman's birthday.
Source: The St. Joseph Observer, St. Joseph, MO. October 16, 1915

Miss Bertha Hax
entertained the members of the German clubs last night.  There was music and dancing and feast, and a good time generally.  The clubs always enjoy a huge time when Miss Hax acts as hostess.
Source: The St. Joseph Weekly Gazette, St. Joseph, Mo., Jan. 2, 1879

Martha Hunder
a negro woman and a former slave, is 118 years of age.
Source St. Joseph Observer, St. Joseph, MO. September 25, 1915

Frank Keene
Is Sent Away Monday to Great Lakes Naval Training Station Feeling Happy
At the home of Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Chequers of 304 Alabama street, Saturday night last, a reception was held in compliment to Frank Keene of 2008 James street, who left Monday evening for Chicago, Illinois to enter the naval service.  Mr. Keene is well and favorable known in the south end and has many friends who are sorry to see him depart but in view of the fact that he is going to do his bit for Uncle Sam, they were willing to see him depart and made his last hours here very happy.  Games, music and other amusements were indulged in and at the close of the reception a very tast repast was served to the following guests: Gertie Dugger, Winnifred and Lena Walsh, Helen Gardner, Doris Rupert, Atris West Stiffler, Francis Berry, Vinis Cummings, Mary Labin, Gillis Pennington of Hopkins and Polly Lyons of Fort Worth Texas, Messrs. Frank Keene, Billy Woods, James Boyle, Roland Cummings, Ray Dennis, Francis O'Malley, Stephen Chequers, Mrs. and Mrs. Ernest Remellus, the host and hostess, Mrs. and Mrs. Samuel Chequers and Miss Hilda Chequers.
Source: The St. Joseph Observer, St. Joseph, MO. August 24,1918

Mr.and Mrs Rufus L. McDonald
observed the sixty-third anniversary of their marriage Thursday, and were the recipients of the well wishes of their legions of friends.
Source: The St. Joseph Observer, St. Joseph, Mo., May 18, 1918

Mr and Mrs. Painter
Mr. and Mrs. John T. Painter, highly respected old folks of the city celebrated their golden wedding yesterday.
Source: St. Joseph Observer, St. Joseph, MO, July 3, 1915

Peterson-
Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Peterson gave a dinner for a party of twelve at the Lotus club opening Wednesday night.
Source: The St. Joseph Observer, St. Joseph, Mo., May 2, 1915

Rockwood
Mrs. O.J. McConnell was hostess at a Wednesday tea in honor of her sister, Miss Cora Rockwood, a June bride to be and Miss Grace Moore of Danville, Ill.
Source: The St. Joseph Observer, St. Joseph, Mo. June 5, 1915

John Van Brunt
General Manager John H. Van Brunt of the street railway system, as usual gave his boys and their families the New Year feast and entertainment, which is looked forward to by all of the employes each year.  At the car barns yesterday from 11:30 in the forenoon to 1:30 the next morning the 600 employees and their families were feasted to their hearts content, and in addition a musical and vaudeville program was put on which lated throughout the entire time of the feasting.
Source: The St. Joseph Observer, St. Joseph, Mo., Jan. 3, 1920

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