BioA: Parker, L. A. (25th-1939)

Contact: Jane Braun

Surnames: Parker, Rand, Davis, Lee, Parker, Pech, Drews, Porter, Bewick, Fricke, Schlinsog

----Source: Millie Lee Collection, clipped from the Marshfield News-Herald, 1939

25th Wedding Anniversary (Mr. & Mrs. L. A. Parker)

Mr. and Mrs. L. A. Parker, Fremont, were guests of honor at a celebration held Saturday, Nov. 25 at the Fremont Town Hall in observance of their silver wedding anniversary which occurred on Friday.

A mock wedding was held and Mrs. Parker wore the same wedding dress in which she was married, an ankle length grown of white lace fashioned with a white satin girdle, with a bow and long streamers in the back. She wore a wreath and veil and carried a bouquet of chrysanthemums. Mr. Parker wore a black swallow-tail coat with light gray trousers and a black bow tie. In his lapel he wore a boutonniere to match Mrs. Parker’s flowers. Attending the couple during the mock wedding were Mr. and Mrs. Peter Rand. The bride was given in marriage by Gordon Davis. E. W. Lee read the marriage ceremony and Norman Parker, small son of Mr. and Mrs. Norman Parker, was ring bearer. Mrs. Frank Pech, Sprague, and Alta Parker sang, "Blest Be The Tie That Binds." Music was furnished by Erwin Drews, violinist and Mrs. Erwin Drews, pianist both from Spencer. Following the mock wedding the evening was spent socially. Lunch was served at midnight. The couple was presented with a purse and other gifts. Many relatives and friends who could not attend the celebration sent gifts and cards. Married in Iowa Mr. and Mrs. Parker were married at Davenport, Iowa, on Nov. 25, 1914, in the Danish Lutheran Church by Rev. Mr. Hansen. The couple resided in Davenport until Mar. 1, 1915, when they moved to Sprague, Wis. They lived in Juneau until Apr. 1, 1937, when they purchased the farm where they now reside. Mrs. Parker is a leader of the Cozy Corner 4-H Club. The Parkers have two daughters, Lura, a stenographer at Black River Falls, and Alta, a teacher at the Cozy Corner School. One son, Norman, is at home. Among the out-of-town guests who attended the silver wedding anniversary celebration were Mr. and Mrs. Frank Pech and Kenneth Porter, Sprague; Clifton Bewick and Son, Donald, Madison; Mr. and Mrs. Fricke and two friends from Loyal; Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Schlinsog and daughter Ursie, town of York. Approximately 100 friends from the town of Fremont also attended the celebration.



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