BioA: Counsell, Henry, Mr./Mrs. #2 (50th - 1908)
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Surnames: Counsell

----Source: NEILLSVILLE TIMES (Neillsville, Clark County, Wis.) 11/05/1908

Counsell, Henry, Mr./Mrs. #2 (50th - 28 OCT 1908)

Fifty years ago last Wednesday, Justice James O’Neill united in marriage Mr. and Mrs. Henry Counsell and the certificate was recorded in book one at the register of deeds office. This young couple, in the prime of young manhood and young womanhood, took up the sterner duties of life on a farm at Pleasant Ridge (Clark Co., Wis.). Here they labored and prospered and reared a family that would be a pride and pleasure to them in their old age to come. By strict economy and careful management, they made the financial side of life successful, and by forethought and kindly action their married life one of peace. Happiness and contentment. Two years ago they moved to this city that they might rest from their labors and enjoy the fruits thereof.

Last Wednesday they celebrated their golden wedding at their old home on the Ridge, now occupied by one of their sons. The celebration was a happy one and was attended by many of their old friends. They were the parents of six children, four of whom are living. They are William who resides in Oregon, Josiah and Oscar who reside on the Ridge, and Mrs. Nettie Counsell.

The golden wedding was attended by many friends who have grown up with Clark County in company with Mr. and Mrs. Counsell. The oldest guest present was Robert McCalvy, aged 81 years, the youngest guests was Helen Short, aged 4 ½ years. The combined age of the sixteen oldest guests was 1145 years, an average of about 71 ½ years. These sixteen were: Mesdames S. Selves, R. W. King, A. Snyder, S. Bradbury, H. Pope Howard, L. B. Reed, H. M. Frame, James Ringrose, Geo. Frantz, Susan Counsell and Messrs. Geo. Frantz, R. McCalvy, Joe Biter, Henry Huckstead, John Burr, Henry Counsell.

The wedding was enjoyable every minute and the host of friends of Mr. and Mrs. Counsell extend their heartiest well wishes and desires that many more years may elapse before their life’s work is over, and they are called to their higher reward.



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