King, Jacob and Sarah:
Jacob King and wife, among our most peaceable and law abiding citizens were on Saturday last, January 23rd, able to celebrate the 50th or golden anniversary of their wedding. The event was appropriately commemorated by having all their children home, and a number of relatives and friends gathered to congratulate these old people on having lived so well together.
An elegant dinner was served, and the occasion was a most joyous one in every way.
Mr. King was born in Monroe county, Ohio, January 2, 1840 and came to Harrison County, Missouri, in 1854 and to Holt County in 1867. He and Sarah E. Partridge were married in Harrison County, Missouri, January 23rd 1859. Eight children were born to them-only three are now living. These are John of Forest City, Mrs. Hannah Morris of Mound City and Charles, of this city. They have nine grandchildren. Mr. King served in the Union Army as a member of the 43rd Missouri Infantry.
The congratulations from kinspeople and friends was hearty and sincere, and earnest wishes that they may be spared to celebrate their diamond anniversary.
[source: The Holt County Sentinel, January 29, 1909, transcribed by: Melody Beery]
E.O. Martin and Lillie Martin
Sunday was the golden wedding anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. Emmett O. Martin, widely known couple whose present home is on U.S. 69 south of Eagleville. The marriage of Emmett O. Martin and Miss Lillie E. Stewart daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George B. Street, took place Oct. 10, 1893, at Eagleville, where the Rev. Fr. F.C. Decker officiated. Much of their lives have been spent in the north part of Harrison County where Mr. Martin has been prominent in civic affairs and business. Mr. and Mrs. Martin have two sons, both of whom are railroad men. Clair Martin, the father of three children, lives at Hamburg, Ia. George Martin is station agent for the Burlington at Davis City, Ia and also operates a farm near there.
Source: Bethany Republican Clipper, Oct. 1943.
Mr. and Mrs. George Smith celebrate 62nd Anniversary
New Hampton, Missouri
Mr. and Mrs. George Smith celebrated their 62nd wedding anniversary Sunday, September 9, 1928 at their home in New Hampton, Missouri. "Uncle George" and "Aunt Elizabeth" were born in Indiana and were reared in the county where they were born. He is a civil war veteran and served two years in that war. They were united in marriage in Indiana September 9, 1866, and lived there two years. They decided then to come west and moved to Missouri in 1868. They are among the few early pioneers that are left and have seen many changes in this country since they locatedin Harrison County sixty years ago.
They had ten children and all were present to help them celebrate the happy occasion excepting the two who have preceded them to the great beyond. All their children live close to the old home place except Mrs.Ed Allen who lives in Kingman County, Kansas,and who came up the week before for a visit with them. At the noon hour all their children and several of their grandchildren and great grandchildren gathered with well filled baskets until the table fairly groaned with good things to eat. Those who were with them were Lewis and family, Henry and family, Charley and family, Jim and family, Sam and family, Cecil Campbell and wife, Arch Smith and family, Leo Craig and family, Floyd Henson and children, Grant Lacy and family, Mrs. Ed Allen, John Smith and Chris Lacy.
Source: Unknown newspaper clipping,submitted by: Melody Beery
Mr. and Mrs. J. Tucker
A number of guests assembled at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. J. G. Tucker, in this city, last Friday evenening, in response to inviations issued sub rosa by Miss Eva and Miss Omar Tucker. The occasion was the twenty-sixth marriage anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. Tucker. The visitors passed a pleasant social evening.
Source: Bethany Republican, August 18, 1881
The Wyant family reunion was held at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Carl Provin Sunday. A bountiful dinner was served at the noon hour and the day was spent in visiting. The gathering was also in honor of the birthdays of Mrs. Bob Riley, Mrs Claude Wyant and Miss Dora Dale Buis, all of which occur in August and in memory of the birthday of Mrs. Peter Wyant which was August 16. Among those present were Mr. and Mrs. Charley Wyant, Mr. and Mrs. Will Crouse and daughter, Evelyn, Mr. and Mrs. Claude Wyant, Mrs. Mary Buis and daughter, Dale, Mr. and Mrs. Lennie Elmore and twin children, Reva and Raymond, Mr. and Mrs. Bob Riley and son Edward Wayne, Mr. and Mrs. Carl Provin and daughter, Mildred, Mr. and Mrs. Dean Buis and son Larry Dean and Miss Martha Ridley.
[source: The Ridgeway Journal, August 24, 1939 edition]