BioA: Afkend, Mr. and Mrs. Martin (Golden - 1953)

Contact: Dolores Mohr Kenyon


Surnames: Afkend, Johnson, Little, Edwards, Olson, Hanson, Fritch, Rose, Mick, Sharnon, Cupps, Haas 

----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co., WI.) April 23, 1953 

Afkend, Mr. and Mrs. Martin (Golden - 8 April 1953)  

Mr. and Mrs. Martin Afkend were honored by the celebration of their fiftieth wedding anniversary with a reception attended by approximately 60 relatives and friends at their home in Greenwood on Sunday.  Hostesses were their two daughters, Mrs. May Little and Mrs. Louis (Ruby) Edwards, and a friend Mrs. Leo Olson.  

Martin Afkend, son of Ole and Helena Afkend, was born near Cobb, Wis., and his wife, the former Helen Johnson, daughter of Isaac and Ida Johnson, was born near Richland Center.  They were married April 8, 1903.  They moved to Greenwood in 1918 and have resided in this vicinity ever since. 

They have three children - Mrs. May Little of Eau Claire, Mrs. Louis (Ruby) Edwards of Loyal, and one son Donald, who resides in Neillsville and is employed in Waukegan. There are eight grandchildren, three of them in the U. S. service.  

Those present from away were Mrs. May Little and son Kenneth of Eau Claire; Mr. and Mrs. Louis Edwards and daughter Shirley of Loyal; Mrs. Harold Hanson and daughter Alice of Mt. Horeb; Mr. and Mrs. Henry Fritch of Cobb; Mr. and Mrs. Orval Rose, son Bobby and daughter Betty, of Mauston; Mr. and Mrs. Barney Mick of Richland Center; Mr. and Mrs. Rollie Sharnon and daughter Sharon of Cazenovia; Mrs. Tress Cupps of Madison; Mr. and Mrs. Clayton Afkend of Abbotsford; Mrs. Lulu Edwards of Colby; Mr. and Mrs. Will Haas of Withee.  

The honored couple received various gifts, a purse of money and many messages. 



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