BioA: Morse, Mr./Mrs. Sidney (1924)

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----Source: NEILLSVILLE PRESS (Neillsville, Clark County, Wis.) 03/06/1924

Morse, Mr./Mrs. Sidney (29 FEB 1924)

On Friday evening, Feb. 29, 1924, a group of relatives and friends of Mr. and Mrs. Sidney E. Morse gathered at their home here to help them celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of their marriage. There were about 30 guests from the city and from among their relatives and old neighbors at Christie, Clark County, and everyone enjoyed the meeting immensely. There were many reminiscences of old times brought to mind and a renewal of friendships, some gathering about tables and enjoyed a few games at cards. A bountiful lunch was served, and a mock "chivavari" gave the wedding tone to the occasion. Mr. and Mrs. Morse were married in Neillsville, Clark County, Wis., Feb. 29, 1874, Justice George W. Groesbeck officiating. They were both born in Essex Co., N.Y. Mr. Morse was the son of Mr. and Mrs. George Morse. When Sidney was about 17 years of age they moved to Clark County, Wis., the father buying 80 acres of wild land in the town of Weston, where a log house and barn were built. Sidney worked several months in lumber camps for Dan Gates, and at the age of 23 was married on the date above mentioned, to Miss Julia Jones. She had come west from New York State with Mr. and Mrs. Loren Gates, with whom she made her home. They settled on the Morse farm, and the father having died, they bought the farm and developed it into a fine place. Mr. Morse became on of the most progressive farmers in Clark County, and for many years he was prominent in local affairs in his town. He was for several years school treasurer, four years town treasurer, treasurer of the Christie Creamery and was also side supervisor and town clerk.

Several years ago they bought a home in Neillsville and have lived here since, until the present week, having rented their home her they are moving back again to their farm at Christie.

Mr. and Mrs. Morse have five children: Alonzo on the home farm; Mrs. Grace West of Christie; Orson at Brighton, Oregon; Mrs. Olive Kelch of Dorchester and Mrs. Mary Sischo at Salem, Oregon.

All who know Mr. and Mrs. Morse will wish them many more years of comfortable and happy life.



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