BioA: Turnquist, Mr. and Mrs. Adolph (Golden - 1953)
Contact: Dolores Mohr Kenyon
Surnames: Turnquist, Hendrickson, Axelson, Tell,
Bertz, Felix, Davis, Gustafson, Campbell, Brey, Church
----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville,
Clark Co., WI.) June 11, 1953
Turnquist, Mr. and Mrs. Adolph (Golden - 3 June
and Mrs. Adolph Turnquist were honored with a dinner and reception
Sunday in the basement of Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church in
Greenwood in celebration of their golden wedding anniversary.
Flowers decorated the dining room - yellow roses, a gift from her
sister, Mrs. Helen Campbell of Lewiston, Wash., who could not be
present, and bowls of yellow carnations and white snapdragons, a
gift from the grandchildren.
three-tier wedding cake with white icing, decorated with gold
flowers and flanked with candles, formed the centerpiece at the
Mrs. Turnquist, nee Julia Hendrickson, was born
in Greenwood, February 19, 1881, and her husband, Adolph Turnquist,
was born in Sweden, June 13, 1872. They were married by the
Rev. M. E. Church at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Victor
Hendrickson June 3, 1903, in Greenwood. They have lived in
Greenwood and vicinity since their marriage. They have lived on the
present farm 3 ¼ miles northeast of here for 38 years.
The farm is now operated by their son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and
Mrs. John Felix.
They have four children, all of whom were present
for the celebration. They are Mrs. Erick (Helen ) Axelson of
Chicago; Mrs. Paul (Vera) Tell of Palatine, Ill.; Mrs. Jerome
(Ruth) Bertz of Loyal and Mrs. John (Verdelle) Felix of
Greenwood. They have four grandchildren - William and
Paula Tell, and Douglas and Bruce Felix.
Mrs. Sophia Davis of Clarkston, Wash., a sister
of Mrs. Turnquist, an attendant of 50 years ago, was present for
the anniversary. David Gustafson, the other attendant, is
The Turnquists received a number of gifts, a purse of money and congratulatory messages. They received five telegrams, one of them from Australia from Stan and Ida Brey, who are well known here.
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