Mr./Mrs. F.H. (Gold - 1940)
Surnames: Gibbs, Gatwood, Saylor, Brandt, Haas
----Sources: THORP COURIER (Thorp, Clark County, Wis.) 07/11/1940
Gibbs, Mr./Mrs. F.H. (Gold - 5 JUL 1940)
Mr. and Mrs. F.H. Gibbs were married at Bradley, Mich. On July 5, 1890 and observed their golden wedding at their home near Thorp (Clark Co., Wis.) on last Friday, July 5, 1940.
A bounteous turkey dinner was served at one o’clock to the very close friends and relatives, after which numerous letters, telegrams and cards of congratulations were read. The afternoon was spent singing love songs of the past as well as of the present, and many pictures were taken of the various groups present. One especially interesting group was one of Mr. Gibbs and his only living brother, A.L. Gibbs of Park Falls, together with three other old schoolmates, J.A. Bishop of Westfield, Wis., G.W. Bassett of Austin, Minn., and Mrs. E. Frew of Newhall, Calif.
In the evening many other guests called to offer congratulations and their very best wishes for many more happy wedding anniversaries. The Busy Bee Homemakers’ Club, of which Mrs. Gibbs was organizer as well as a present active member, called in a group and furnished very fitting entertainment by singing songs and giving several readings in keeping with the occasion. The male quartet of South Worden sang four very lovely numbers which all enjoyed and Rev. L. Hyde of Stanley, spoke a few words and offered prayer.
Besides receiving many beautiful gifts as well as several gold baskets filled with gold flowers, Mr. and Mrs. Gibbs were presented with a purse of money from the Busy Bee homemakers’ Club and the numerous friends and relatives. Mr. Gibbs wore a gold rosebud boutonniere and Mrs. Gibbs a corsage of gold rose buds. Which were also gifts from the Behern Greenhouse of Stanley.
The following relatives were present: Mr. and Mrs. Joe Gatwood, Kalamazoo, Mich.; Mr. and Mrs. A.L. Gibbs, Mr. and Mrs. A. Saylor, Park Falls; Mr. and Mrs. Carl Brandt and family, Mr. and Mrs. Roy R. Gibbs of Stanley, Mr. and Mrs. Reid L. Gibbs and family, Thorp; Mr. and Mrs. M.J. Haas and family, Withee, Wis.
Others present were: Mrs. E. Frew, Newhall, Calif.; J.A. Bishop, Westfield, Wis.; Geo. W. Bassett, Austin, Minn.; Mr. and Mrs. Harry Baehr, Mrs. Walter Bohn, Dorothy Harper, Mrs. Esther Brown, Mr. and Mrs. Glenn Carter and daughter Fern, Mr. and Mrs. Casper Haas, Mr. and Mrs. L.E. Edwards, Mr. and Mrs. Perry Kuhn, Mr. and Mrs. B.W. Hubbard and daughter Beryl, Mr. and Mrs. Emil Seefeldt, Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Boie, Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Frinack, Mr. and Mrs. H.J. Baueres, Mr. and Mrs. Harry Boie, Mrs. Frank VerWeyst, Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Henkins, Mrs. Anton Micke, Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Boie, Mr. and Mrs. Millard Timlin, Mrs. Hans Miller, Mr. and Mrs. Adolph Edwardson, Mrs. J. Bohman, Mrs. F.E. Cook, Mr. and Mrs. L.R. Berseth, Rev. L. Hyde, Vernon Reppert, Laura Nelson, Mr. and Mrs. Otto Beckman, Gilbert F. Shilts.
Ice cream and wagers were served late in the evening, after which the bride of yesterday cut the wedding cake and passed it to all present. As their many guests departed they again expressed their best wishes to Mr. and Mrs. Gibbs for many more happy years of married life together and that July 5, 1940, their golden wedding day, will be long remembered by them as another bright page in the book of their life.
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