BioA: Etta, Mr./Mrs. T.R. (Gold - 1938)

Contact:  Audrey Roedl


----Sources: The Loyal Tribune 20 October 1938

Etta, Mr./Mrs. T.R. (Gold - 16 OCT 1938)

Last Friday, Oct. 14, Mr. and Mrs. T. R. Etta reached the 50th mile post of their married life, a mile post that comparatively few reach. Because it would more convenient for their guests to come on Sunday, the celebration of their anniversary was postponed to the 16th. The day was beautiful and many lovely garden flowers in golden shades were available for decorations. In recalling the original wedding day the bridal couple remembered that the weather of Oct. 1888 was much as it has been this year but that within a week after the wedding the snow came and remained till spring. They were married in Greenwood at High noon by Rev. Geo. Andrews. The best man was the bride’s brother, Chas. Stange, and the bride’s maid was the (then) Miss Tena Luchterhand. Soon after their marriage they went to Kewaskum in Washington Co. where Mr. Etta worked as a mechanic. Here the two oldest sons were born, Irvin, who died in 1918, and Clarence of Minneapolis. In a few years they returned to Loyal where for many years he and his brother Henry were in partnership in various kinds of mills, shingle, planning, and feed grinding. Then for several years he worked for the Loyal Canning Co. Today at the age of 76 he is still very active caring for a large garden, lawns, ect. Mrs. Etta at the age of 69 still ably carries on her work of home-making. She enjoys life and attends most of the meetings of the societies to which she belongs, the Birthday Circle, O. E. S., and R. N. A.

About 45 years ago Mr. and Mrs. Etta built the pleasant home where they have since resided.

Because the real celebration of their Golden Wedding was not to occur until the following Sunday, neighbors decided they would take advantage of the 14th to give them each a party. "Tom" was invited to the Oscar Etta home where a group of fellow workers from the canning factory spent the evening with him. About 30 neighbors and other friends met at the home of Mrs. Bernard Davel, where with games and other pastimes, they helped Mrs. Etta spend a jolly evening.

Relatives only attended the celebration on Sunday. They were the children, Mr. and Mrs. C. G. Etta of Minneapolis; Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Etta and children, Thorp; Mrs. Celia Woodkey and children, Marshfield; and Miss Eva Etta, Loyal; also Mr. and Mrs. Herman Stange, Mr. Louis Stange, Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Etta, Mr. Perry Volk, all of Loyal, and Mr. and Mrs. Harold Stabnow, Greenwood; Mr. and Mrs. Fred Tolleth, Kilbourne City; and Mr. and Mrs. Charley Woodkey, and Miss Margaret Trachte, Marshfield.

The children and grandchildren were present for the noon time meal while the other guests joined them for a 5 o’clock dinner. The table was decorated with a lovely wedding cake brought by Mrs. Celia Woodkey. Several gifts were received. Mr. and Mrs. Etta have a host of friends in Loyal and vicinity who wish for them many more years of married life.



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