BioA: Wing, Mr./Mrs. F. B. (50th - 1953)


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Surnames: Wing, Young, MacMillan, Cutter, Hall 

----Source: Abbotsford Tribune (Abbotsford, Clark County, Wis.) 10/22/1953 

Wing, Mr./Mrs. F. B. (50th Anniv. - 21 Oct. 1953) 

The golden wedding anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. F. B. Wing was celebrated Wednesday, Oct. 21. Open house for the honored couple was held at the Presbyterian church from 2:00 to 5:00 o’clock when many friends from here and away called. The church parlors were beautifully decorated with baskets of yellow roses and a variety of yellow and gold chrysanthemums. Centering the table was a low bowl of yellow mums and roses, flanked by candelabra. 

Mrs. A. A. Young, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wing, and Mrs. Ben Wing, a daughter-in-law, poured. Both wore corsages of yellow roses. 

For the occasion, Mrs. Wing wore a deep rose dress and had a corsage of a white orchid with a gold throat. 

In the evening, dinner for the family and close friends was served at the Hotel Charles, Marshfield, after which a reception was held at the Ben Wing home at Marshfield. 

Mrs. Wing was born Catherine MacMillan, at Neillsville, Sept. 1, 1880. She lived there until her marriage to Frank B. Wing, which took place at her home Oct. 21, 1903. She came to Abbotsford as a bride and has lived here continuously. 

Mrs. Wing takes an active part in community affairs. She attends the Presbyterian church and is a member of the Ladies’ Home Mission. She is a charter member of the Library Club and the Library board, as well as the Abbotsford Music Study and Choral Club. Mrs. Wing, who taught music as a young woman, also served as organist in her church. 

Mr. Wing was born at Whitehall, Feb. 13, 1877, and spent his boyhood there. He attended Northwestern University, Chicago, and was graduated from the School of Pharmacy in 1896. He was pharmacist at La Crosse for a time and then purchased a partnership in a drug store at Marshfield. After a short time, he became sole owner and had operated the store for four years when he located in Abbotsford. Two years ago, the 50th anniversary of the Wing Drug Store, was observed. 

Mr. Wing also attends the Presbyterian church and is a member of the Masonic lodge, having held all of the offices, except that of treasurer. He has also served on the village board. 

Mr. and Mrs. Wing have two children: Mrs. A. A. (Mary) Young, of Oakland, Cal.; and John B. Wing, Marshfield. They have five grand children, Elizabeth and John Young, of Oakland; John, Tom, and Alice Wing, of Marshfield. Mrs. Wing has two sisters, Mrs. Frank Cutter, of Lima, Ohio, and Miss Beatrice MacMillan, of Milwaukee. Mr. Wing has one sister, Mrs. F. W. Hall, of Minneapolis. 

Those of the family who came for the anniversary observance were Mr. and Mrs. Young, Mr. and Mrs. Ben Wing, Miss MacMillan and Mrs. Hall and son. 



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