BioA: Houghton, Mr./Mrs. Ira C. (1873)

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----Source: HUMBIRD ENTERPRISE (Humbird, Clark County, Wis.) 06/09/1923

Houghton, Mr./Mrs. Ira C. (Gold Anniv-8 JUN 1873)

On June 8, 1873, Ira Clarence Houghton, and Miss Emma Levis, an accomplished young maiden of eighteen summers, were united in the holy bonds of wedlock. The ceremony was performed at Black River Falls, where the bride was employed in a millinery shop. The groom was accumulating experience for use in later life by canvassing for books in Neillsville and vicinity. The happy young folks, and the happiness yet continues, resided on the farm in Houghtonburg with the groom's parents until the fall of that year, and then went to California, where they spent the first seven years of their married life. Returning, they have since lived in Houghtonburg, excepting one year recently spent in the Golden State.

Last Tuesday evening, about seven o'clock, Mr. and Mrs. Houghton were watching an automobile procession driving southward on the highway, only to be completely surprise as car after car turned into their farm yard. The autos were loaded with members of the Masonic and Eastern Star lodges who had gather to help Mr. and Mrs. Houghton celebrate their golden wedding anniversary. Tables were spread on the lawn and all partook of a regular wedding banquet, after which Squire Travis, on behalf of the party, presented the bride and groom with a handsome token in remembrance of this notable anniversary.

Mr. and Mrs. Houghton are enjoying good health and prosperity, and are greatly esteemed in the vicinity, which has been their home for so many years. Friends without number join in wishing them many more years of wedded bliss.



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