BioA: Vaughan, Mr./Mrs. Ralph (50th - 1955)

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Surnames: Vaughan, Darling, James, Nacker, Kamrath, Marten, Salter, Bailke, Siegrist, Morgan, Ringquist

----Source: Marathon County Register (Unity, Clark County, Wis.) 07/01/1955

Vaughan, Mr./Mrs. Ralph (50th Anniv. - 28 June 1955)

Friends, neighbors and relatives gathered at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Vaughan Sunday to honor them in observance of their Golden Wedding anniversary. Open house was held from 2 to 4 Sunday afternoon.

Ralph Vaughan and Miss Margaret Darling were married June 28, 1905 at the farm home of her parents, the late Mr. and Mrs. F. H. Darling, who lived about 2 miles south west of Unity. Mr. Vaughan’s brother-in-law, the Rev. W. J. James, performed the ceremony.

In 1912 the Vaughan’s accompanied her parents, with whom they lived, to Ocean Springs, Miss., for a visit with relatives. They remained and made their home in Ocean Springs, where Mr. Vaughan was a contractor and builder of homes, roads and bridges.

After 17 years’ residence in Ocean Springs they returned to this area and purchased a farm near Unity, which was their home until 1948. Since that time they have resided in Spencer.

Mr. Vaughan is a member of the Odd Fellows at Unity. His wife is an active member of the Spencer Women’s Relief Corps.

Prior to her marriage, Mrs. Vaughan, an 1886 graduate of Unity High School, taught school for 15 years - 3 years in Marathon County rural schools, four years in Ashland, and in 1895 she started a six year teaching career in the lower grades in the Unity grade school. At one time, she recalls having as many as 100 pupils in her classes, some of whom were no more than four years old.

She concluded her chosen career by teaching the 7th and 8th grades one year each in Schofield and Marshfield.

In October Mrs. Vaughan, who is nearing 83, was honored at the reunion of graduates of the Unity High School and was presented with a gift.

Mrs. Vaughan’s corsage of yellow roses and the yellow carnation boutonniere of Mr. Vaughan were presented them by the Nacker’s of Abbotsford, Wis.

The honor couple also received numerous cards of congratulations and several lovely gifts from Spencer friends and neighbors, and quite a considerable gift of silver which Mr. and Mrs. Vaughan will distribute among the three churches of Spencer.

Refreshments were served by the Nackers.

Out of town guests present were Mr. and Mrs. Melvin Kamrath and Mr. and Mrs. Loraine Kamrath, Rothschild; great nephews of Mrs. Vaughan; Mr. and Mrs. Henry Nacker, Abbotsford; great nephew of Mrs. Vaughan, Pete Nacker, a great great nephew, Abbotsford; John and James Kamrath, great great nephews, Rothschild; Louis Nacker, great nephew, and daughter Sheila, great great niece, Abbotsford; Rev. George W. Vaughan, brother of Mr. Vaughan, Madison; Mr. and Mrs. Emil Marten, Colby; Earl Salter, Unity; Mrs. Freda Bailke, Greenwood; William Siegrist, Frank Siegrist, Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Morgan, Mrs. Lucille Ringquist, Unity; and many friends from Spencer and the Spencer area.

We join the many local friends of the couple in extending congratulations and best wishes for many more years of happy wedded life together.



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