BioA: Christie, Floyd (Gold – 1970)
Surnames: Christie, Moats, Wilcox, Dukatz, St. Martin, Simonson, Chadwick, Kohl
----Source: Tribune/Record/Gleaner (Loyal, Wis.) 02 Jul 1970
Christie, Floyd (Gold – 28 JUN 1970)
Friends and relatives of Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Christie gathered at tehri home on Elm Drive East in Loyal (Clark Co., Wis.) for an open house Sunday, June 28, for the golden anniversary of their wedding in 1920. Their granddaughter, Sheree Simonson, had decorated the trees in the yar with huge golden pompons for the festivities.
On the precious day, the couple had entertained their relatives and close friends at a dinner at the Loyal United Methodist Church. Mrs. Christie's circle of the Women's Society of Christian Service of the church served the dinner.
The former Helen Wilcox was born in Woodstock, Ill., and moved to Tioga at the age of eight years. She had attended the Greenwood High School.
Mr. Christie had worked in the livery business as a young man. Both families had been living in Greenwood when the young couple were married by the Rev. James Moats on June 28, 1920.
He had worked as a patrolman for Clark County when they first lived on a farm after their marriage. Later he worked with the highway department of Rusk County for a number of years before returning to a farm in Clark County. In 1950 they moved to Loyal. They are members of the Loyal United Methodist Church. She is a member of the Royal Neighbors of America and the women's society of the church. He was elected to the Warner Town Board and later to the Eaton Town Board.
All five of their children came for the celebration. They are Mrs. Eleanor Dukatz, Albany, Oregon; Mrs. James (Avis) St. Martin, Puyallup, Wash.; Mrs. Raymond (Fern) Simonson, Eau Claire; Floyd Jr. and Perry, both of Portland, Oregon. There are sixteen grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren. All but three of the grandchildren and three grat0 grandchildren were at the celebration.
Also among other relatives for the occasion were her sister, Mrs. Forest (Pearl) Chadwick, Connswango(?) Valley, N.Y.; and her brother, Clarence Wilcox of Prairie du Sac. His sister, Mars. Harry Kohl, Glendale, Calif., also came.
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