BioA: Crockett, Mr. and Mrs. O. A. (60th Ann - 1952) 

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Surnames: Crockett, Hanks, Dittner, Hansen, Knoble, Opelt, Rhead, Remus, Bowen 

----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co., WI.) September 4, 1952  

Crockett, Mr. and Mrs. O. A. (60th Ann - 1952) 

The O. A. Crocketts Celebrate Sixtieth Wedding Anniversary - The Max Opelts keep Open House for them on Sunday August 31st. 

Mr. and Mrs. O. A. Crockett celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary Sunday at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Max Opelt. Those present for the dinner celebration were: Mr. and Mrs. Clifford Crockett, Chicago; Mr. and Mrs. Melvin Hansen, Milwaukee; Mr. and Mrs. Allen Crockett, Neillsville; Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Knoble and family, Genesee Depot, Wis.; Mr. and Mrs. Oakle Rhead, Carrol, Ia.; Mr. and Mrs. Robert Crockett, Sacramento, Cal.; Verlin Crockett, Neillsville, Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Opelt and Lyn and Larry, Neillsville; Mrs. Millie Remus and Mrs. Dora Bowen, Neillsville. 

In the afternoon open house was held, with many old neighbors and friends dropping in to congratulate the couple. 

Mr. and Mrs. Crockett were married September 11, 1892, and began their married life on a farm in the Town of Washburn.  Mrs. Crockett was, before her marriage, Maude Hanks, a daughter of Orin Hanks, a farmer in Clark County.  Mr. Crockett’s father was also a native of Clark County, as he homesteaded land in the Town of Washburn. 

The Crocketts lived on the farm for about 50 years, during which they increased the 40 acres of wild land into a farm of 133 acres.  Mr. Crockett helped to start the Wausau Creamery.  He served on the school board as clerk and treasurer for 23 years and was town treasurer for six years. 

In 1942 Mr. and Mrs. Crockett moved to Neillsville, where they now live.  They have 12 children living and one, Thor H., who is deceased. The other children are: Clifford of Chicago; Ruth (Mrs. Fred Dittner) of Gerber, Cal.; Ella (Mrs. Melvin Hansen) of Milwaukee; Theron, of Red Bluff, Cal.; Avice (Mrs. Thomas Knoble) of Genesee Depot, Wis.; Irene (Mrs. Max Opelt) of Granton; Verlin, and Allen, both of Neillsville; Eunice (Mrs. Oakle Rhead) of Carrol, Ia.; Ray of Gerber, Cal.; Daniel of Davis, Cal.’ Robert of Sacramento, Cal.  They also have 40 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.



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