BioA: Redmond, Mr./Mrs. George (Gold Anniv - 1916)

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----Source: Clark County Republican & Press (Neillsville, Wis.) 05/25/1916

Redmond, Mr./Mrs. George (Gold Anniv - 16 May 1916)

On May 16th, 1916, Mr. and Mrs. Geo. K. Redmond completed the fiftieth year of their married life. Plans had been laid by their friends to help them celebrate the occasion. In the afternoon a delegation of their near neighbors came in with congratulations and some more substantial offerings and later the dray brought a fine rocker, as a present from the officers in the court house, and a flower stand from J.B. Lowe. In the evening the bride and groom were called up to the G.A.R. Hall and W.R.C., who in a body, marched around the hall with them to the alter, where Mrs. Geo. Beardsley, past Pres., presented each of them with a gold recognition pin, which was accepted with appropriate words of thanks. After a musical program, a fine lunch was served, and as a proper wind up, came a grand charivari by the ladies of the W.R.C., headed by such spry young ladies as Mdse. King, Beardsley, Wells, Bliss and Kearney, and all seemed to enjoy it heartily.

Mr. and Mrs. Redmond were married at Hudson, Wis. in 1866. Both were brought up in the state of Maine. Mr. Redmond enlisted in 1862 and served through the Civil War. In 1865 Mrs. Redmond, then Miss Etta Savage, came to Hudson to teach school, and soon after Mr. Redmond came west and they were married the next spring. In 1869 they came to Clark County, buying Fox River land in York, Mr. Redmond working in the lumber camps and his wife teaching school until the land was paid for. In 1888 they sold the farm and moved to Neillsville. Mr. Redmond went west to secure work in saw mills for a few years and his wife taught country schools to help get the children through high school, and the younger boy graduated at Delavan. The oldest son is dead. The two others are in Racine, Leo, being employed in a large electrical supply factory, and Walter, who is a printer, in the Racine Journal.

Until recently, Mr. Redmond has been an active worker, but age and his old army injuries have of late kept him from hard work. Mrs. Redmond still attends to her household duties, besides taking an active part and great interest in many public affairs. They both bid fair to continue many years together along life’s pathway. That this may be the case is the wish of their many friends. Mr. and Mrs. Redmond wish to express their appreciation and thanks for the kin interest of their friends, as shown on the fiftieth anniversary of their wedding.



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