BioA: Turnquist, Mr. and Mrs. Adolph (Golden - 1953)

Contact: Dolores Mohr Kenyon


Surnames: Turnquist, Hendrickson, Axelson, Tell, Bertz, Felix, Davis, Gustafson, Campbell, Brey, Church  

----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co., WI.) June 11, 1953 

Turnquist, Mr. and Mrs. Adolph (Golden - 3 June 1953)  

Mr. and Mrs. Adolph Turnquist were honored with a dinner and reception Sunday in the basement of Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church in Greenwood in celebration of their golden wedding anniversary.  Flowers decorated the dining room - yellow roses, a gift from her sister, Mrs. Helen Campbell of Lewiston, Wash., who could not be present, and bowls of yellow carnations and white snapdragons, a gift from the grandchildren. 

A three-tier wedding cake with white icing, decorated with gold flowers and flanked with candles, formed the centerpiece at the table. 

Mrs. Turnquist, nee Julia Hendrickson, was born in Greenwood, February 19, 1881, and her husband, Adolph Turnquist, was born in Sweden, June 13, 1872.  They were married by the Rev. M. E. Church at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Victor Hendrickson June 3, 1903, in Greenwood.  They have lived in Greenwood and vicinity since their marriage. They have lived on the present farm 3 ¼ miles northeast of here for 38 years.  The farm is now operated by their son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. John Felix. 

They have four children, all of whom were present for the celebration.  They are Mrs. Erick (Helen ) Axelson of Chicago; Mrs. Paul (Vera) Tell of Palatine, Ill.; Mrs. Jerome (Ruth) Bertz of Loyal and Mrs. John (Verdelle) Felix of Greenwood.   They have four grandchildren - William and Paula Tell, and Douglas and Bruce Felix. 

Mrs. Sophia Davis of Clarkston, Wash., a sister of Mrs. Turnquist, an attendant of 50 years ago, was present for the anniversary. David Gustafson, the other attendant, is deceased. 

The Turnquists received a number of gifts, a purse of money and congratulatory messages.  They received five telegrams, one of them from Australia from Stan and Ida Brey, who are well known here. 



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