BioA: Mattson, Mr./Mrs. A. J. (50th - 1947)

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Surnames: Mattson, Helkkinen, Talvio, Mundt, Bombach, Havelin, Laine

----Source: OWEN ENTERPRISE (Owen, Clark County, Wis.) 01/02/1947

Mattson, Mr./Mrs. A. J. (50th - 30 JAN 1947)

Sunday, Dec. 29th, 1946, will always be a memorable day in the lives of Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Mattson, Owen (Clark Co., Wis.), inasmuch as they observed their Golden Wedding anniversary; a distinction that very few couple attain. Over one hundred relatives and close friends of the couple took part in the program and dinner held in the basement of the Finnish Lutheran Church. The program consisted of singing of appropriate selections by the church choir, reading of recitations and poems, followed by a congratulatory talk given by Hjalmer Helkkinen, vice president of the congregation’s board of trustees. The proud newlyweds of half a century ago were presented with a cash purse by the congregation.

Mr. and Mrs. Mattson were married on Jan. 30, 1897 at Virginia, Minn., but observed the occasion at this advance date of one month because of the convenience to their children and families to be present with them during the holiday season.

Present were their daughters, Mr. and Mrs. Carl Talvio, Minneapolis, Minn.; Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Mundt and family, Milwaukee; Mr. and Mrs. Neil Laine and Thelma Mattson, and Mr. and Mrs. Matt Bombach, Owen; and sons, Mr. and Mrs. Vern Mattson, Chicago, Ill., and William Owen. Mrs. Emil Havelin of California, was unable to be present for the observance.

Other guests from away were: Mr. and Mrs. Matt Bombach, Sr., of Willard.



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