BioA: Afkend, Mr./Mrs. Martin (Gold - 1903)
Surnames: Afkend, Little, Edwards, Olson, Johnson
----Source: Greenwood Gleaner (Greenwood, Clark Co., Wis.) 23 Apr 1953
Afkend, Mr./Mrs. Martin (Gold - 7 APR 1903)
Mr. and Mrs. Martin Afkend celebrated their Golden Wedding anniversary at their home in Greenwood (Clark, Co., Wis.) on Sunday, April 12, 1953 by holding an open house for their many relatives and friends.
The reception was given by their two daughters, Mrs. May Little, Eau Claire, and Mrs. Ruby Edwards, Loyal, and a friend, Mrs. Leo Olson.
The home was prettily decorated in gold and white streamers and a three tier wedding cake centered the table.
The honored guests received many lovely gifts, cards, flowers and a sum of money.
Martin Afkend was born Aug. 12, 1876 near Cobb, Iowa Co., Wis. Mrs. Afkend, nee Helen Johnson, was born near Richland Center, Wis. On April 7, 1884. They were united in marriage on April 7, 1903 at Richland Center.
To this union were born three children, Mrs. May Little, Eau Claire; Donald of Waukegan, and Mrs. Louis (Ruby) Edwards, Loyal. They have eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Mr. and Mrs. Afkend came to Clark County in 1918 and have resided in and around Greenwood ever since.
Those from away who attended the celebration were Mrs. Harold Hanson and Alice of Mt. Horeb; Mr. and Mrs. Henry Pritch of Cobb; Mr. and Mrs. Barney Mich, Richland Center; Mr. and Mrs. Orval Rose, Bobby and Betty of Mauston; Mr. and Mrs. Rollie Shannon and Sharon of Cazenovia; Mrs. Tress Cupps, Madison; Mr. and Mrs. Clayton Afkend, Abbotsford; Mrs. Lulu Edwards, Colby; Mr. and Mrs. Will Haas, Withee; Mr. and Mrs. Walter Pollnow, Neillsville; Mrs. May Little and son Kenneth, Eau Claire; Mr. and Mrs. Louis Edwards and Shirley, Loyal, besides many neighbors and friends.
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