BioA: Phillips, George & Mary #2 (50th - 1910)
Surnames: Phillips, Hutchins, McKeand
----Source: Neillsville Times (Neillsville, Clark County, Wis.) 02/03/1910
Phillips, George & Mary #2 (50th - 26 JAN 1910)
Last Wednesday night, Mr. and Mrs. George N. Phillips celebrated their golden wedding at their home on Grand Ave. This worthy couple have been married fifty years, and the occasion was celebrated both afternoon and evening. At noon a large number of their friends gathered at their home and partook of a bountiful dinner, and again in the evening another party, prominent in which were Odd Fellows and Rebeccahs, assembled and continued the celebration until far into the evening. The entire days was one of happiness and unbounded pleasure, and Mr. and Mrs. Phillips have the sincere wish of all their many friends that they will live to enjoy many more happy years of married life.
This golden wedding was the third that has occurred in Mrs. Phillips’ family, her sister, Mrs. S. E. Hutchins, having celebrated her fiftieth anniversary of her marriage to S. E. Hutchins last summer.
Mr. and Mrs. Phillips were present with many beautiful and appropriate gifts, and throughout the celebration abounded a spirit of well wishing and enjoyment.
Mr. Phillips was born in Onondaga County, N.Y., March 8th, 1839. When he was ten years of age he came to Wisconsin with his parents, settled near Waukesha. On Jan. 26, 1860, he was married to Miss Mary S. McKeand, who was born at Rockford, Ill., Dec. 22, 1840. In 1862 Mr. Phillips enlisted in the Civil War, served three years, and at the close of his service went back to farming. In 1872 Mr. and Mrs. Phillips came to Clark County, where they have resided ever since. Mr. Phillips engaging in his trade, that of a carpenter. Both Mr. and Mrs. Phillips are in excellent health, and having lived a life of charity, temperance and industry, they bid fair to continue their married contentment for many years to come.
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