BioA: Billington, Allen, Mr./Mrs. (50th - 1952)
Surnames: Billington, Backus, Grove
----Source: OWEN ENTERPRISE (Owen, Clark County, Wis.) 01/08/1953
Billington, Allen, Mr./Mrs. (50th - 28 DEC 1952)
Mr. and Mrs. Allen Billington, residents of the village of Withee (Clark Co., Wis.) for the past 40 years, were honored by a host of friends and relatives Sunday afternoon, Dec. 28th, 1952, in observance of their Golden Wedding anniversary.
Special services were held at the Methodist church in the forenoon, during which their granddaughter, Susan Backus, sang a solo. Later that afternoon the couple received friends at an "open house" program held at the I.O.O.F. Hall, welcoming 97 guests. Another special program prepared by friends was enjoyed then, followed by a cafeteria lunch served at a lovely decorated table centered with a large two-tier wedding cake presented as a gift from a group of young people.
One of the surprises of the happy occasion was the unexpected arrival of their daughter, Mrs. Leslie Grove, from Spokane, Wash., at their home Dec. 27th. It had been believed that she would be unable to attend the memorable observance.
Guests attending were from Neillsville, Marshfield, Minneapolis, Eau Claire, Chippewa Falls, Colby, Unity, Thorp, Stanley and Owen.
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