BioA: Wing, Mr./Mrs. F. B. (50th - 1953)
Surnames: Wing, Young, MacMillan, Cutter, Hall
----Source: Abbotsford Tribune
(Abbotsford, Clark County, Wis.) 10/22/1953
Wing, Mr./Mrs. F. B. (50th
Anniv. - 21 Oct. 1953)
The golden wedding anniversary of Mr. and
Mrs. F. B. Wing was celebrated Wednesday, Oct. 21. Open house for
the honored couple was held at the Presbyterian church from 2:00 to
5:00 o’clock when many friends from here and away called. The
church parlors were beautifully decorated with baskets of yellow
roses and a variety of yellow and gold chrysanthemums. Centering
the table was a low bowl of yellow mums and roses, flanked by
Mrs. A. A. Young, a daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. Wing, and Mrs. Ben Wing, a daughter-in-law, poured. Both wore
corsages of yellow roses.
For the occasion, Mrs. Wing wore a deep
rose dress and had a corsage of a white orchid with a gold
In the evening, dinner for the family and
close friends was served at the Hotel Charles, Marshfield, after
which a reception was held at the Ben Wing home at
Mrs. Wing was born Catherine MacMillan,
at Neillsville, Sept. 1, 1880. She lived there until her marriage
to Frank B. Wing, which took place at her home Oct. 21, 1903. She
came to Abbotsford as a bride and has lived here
Mrs. Wing takes an active part in
community affairs. She attends the Presbyterian church and is a
member of the Ladies’ Home Mission. She is a charter member
of the Library Club and the Library board, as well as the
Abbotsford Music Study and Choral Club. Mrs. Wing, who taught music
as a young woman, also served as organist in her church.
Mr. Wing was born at Whitehall, Feb. 13,
1877, and spent his boyhood there. He attended Northwestern
University, Chicago, and was graduated from the School of Pharmacy
in 1896. He was pharmacist at La Crosse for a time and then
purchased a partnership in a drug store at Marshfield. After a
short time, he became sole owner and had operated the store for
four years when he located in Abbotsford. Two years ago, the
50th anniversary of the Wing Drug Store, was
Mr. Wing also attends the Presbyterian
church and is a member of the Masonic lodge, having held all of the
offices, except that of treasurer. He has also served on the
Mr. and Mrs. Wing have two children: Mrs.
A. A. (Mary) Young, of Oakland, Cal.; and John B. Wing, Marshfield.
They have five grand children, Elizabeth and John Young, of
Oakland; John, Tom, and Alice Wing, of Marshfield. Mrs. Wing has
two sisters, Mrs. Frank Cutter, of Lima, Ohio, and Miss Beatrice
MacMillan, of Milwaukee. Mr. Wing has one sister, Mrs. F. W. Hall,
Those of the family who came for the anniversary observance were Mr. and Mrs. Young, Mr. and Mrs. Ben Wing, Miss MacMillan and Mrs. Hall and son.
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