BioA: French, Mr./Mrs. Robert (Golden - 1940)
Contact:  Crystal Wendt

Surnames: French, Rodman

----Sources: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark County, Wis.) Thurs., 1 Aug. 1940

French, Mr./Mrs. Robert (Golden - 3 Aug. 1940)

More than 100 friends and relatives gathered at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Robert French, in Levis, last weekend to celebrate the golden wedding anniversary of the couple.

It was on that farm, bordering Black River, just south of the new Five Mile Bridge, that Mr. and Mrs. French spent their honeymoon 50 years ago, August 3, 1890; and their lives have been built around the farm and their vast host of friends.

Following the wedding ceremony, which took place at the home of Mrs. French’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. Lyman Rodman, near the fairground in Pine Valley, the newlyweds went to the French home to live.

And Mrs. French likes to recall that she spent her honeymoon preparing a meal for some 12 or 15 men who Mr. French’s father, an old-time hotelman and lumberman, had invited in to help him put up the first sawmill on the location.

"I had helped cook for threshers before," Mrs. French said; "but that was the first time I had to cook for a lot of people without ma there to boss."

Needless to say, the meal was a success, and afterward "Grandpa" French, complimented her highly on her pot roast.

The French farmstead overflows with things relating to the past. On the roof on one bar are hand-***rest continued on page 12; not a valuable at the time of transcribing.****


There was a photo of the couple; transcribers copy poor.



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