BioA: Staves, Mr./Mrs. William (Golden - 1971)

Contact: Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon

Surnames: Staves, Repplinger, Coram, Vernor, Beyrer, Hanby

----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co, WI) 3/11/1971

Staves, Mr. and Mrs. William (Golden - 8 March 1971)

Mr. and Mrs. William Staves observed their Golden Wedding anniversary on Sunday at the Humbird Legion Hall. The former Josephine E. Repplinger and William L. Staves were married March 8, 1921, at the bride’s home by Rev. Coram, a Methodist minister from Fairchild.

Mr. and Mrs. Staves, 72, who were both born on the same day, November 8, 1898, have lived and farmed in the Humbird community during their entire lifetimes. They are the parents of three children, Dorothy, Mrs. Ralph Vernor of San Diego, Ca., Dudley of Eau Claire, and Beverly, Mrs. Norval Beyrer of Colfax. There are nine grandchildren, three in each family.

The anniversary observance, hosted by their children, was begun by Wally Staves who honored his grandparents by singing “The Lord’s Prayer.” Dudley Staves was toastmaster for the occasion. Bert Hanby, 85, who played the violin at the wedding dance 50 years ago, entertained the guests with several numbers. The luncheon tables we graced by floral arrangements and a beautiful anniversary cake decorated by the Staves’ daughter, Beverly.

The couple was greeted by telegrams, telephone calls, letters, and guests from San Jose and San Diego, Ca., Daytona Beach, Fl., New Brunswick, N. J., Albuquerque, N. M., Nauvoo, Il., Minneapolis and St. Paul, Mn., as well as from many local communities.