BioA: Short, Mr. and Mrs. Ralph (40th - 1959)


Contact: Dolores Mohr Kenyon



Surnames: Short, Kegley, Roberts, Stewart, Kuhn, Stevens, Winters, Bell, Pitel, Lyle, Rodman


----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co., WI.) April 2, 1959


Short, Mr. and Mrs. Ralph (40th - 26 March 1959)


About 40 relatives and close friends helped Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Short celebrate their 40th wedding anniversary Thursday night, March 26, at their home. 


The guests brought food and a lunch was served later in the evening. The evening was spent visiting.


Mrs. Art Short made a large three-tiered anniversary cake, beautifully decorated for the occasion.  Mrs. Bernard Kuhn also brought a large cake with 40 candles as part of the decoration; and Mrs. Irving Stevens brought a beautifully decorated cake also.


The couple was presented with anniversary cards and gifts of money in memory of the occasion.


Edith Kegley and Ralph Short were married at the home of Mrs. Short’s father, Albert Kegley, March 26, 1919, with Rev. H. M. Roberts, who was the pastor of the Neillsville and Shortville Presbyterian Churches, officiating. They were attended by Gladys Winters (now Mrs, Irving Stevens) and Rev. Vern Kegley (deceased), brother of the bride.


The Shorts have one daughter, Mrs. Don Stewart of Verona.  They also have three grandchildren.


Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Short spent Easter weekend with their son-in-law and daughter, and Mr. and Mrs. Don Stewart and family, and Mrs. Edna Stewart. The Shorts were honor guests on Easter Sunday of the Stewarts at an anniversary dinner and supper at their home in honor of their 40th anniversary.  Other dinner and supper guests were: Mr. and Mrs. Walter Bell, Mr. and Mrs. Leland Bill and daughters, Judy, Joyce and Jean and son, Jerry, Mr. and Mrs. Bruce Bell and daughters, Linda and Kathy, all of Janesville; Dr. and Mrs. Lyle Stewart and daughters, Kathy and Carol, and son, Tommy, and Mrs. Bertha Pitel, Middleton; Mr. and Mrs. Amos Kegley, Lake Beulah and John Lyle, Verona.


An anniversary cake of white, decorated with yellow and green was the table centerpiece, with other yellow and green table decorations.


The couple was presented with several gifts.


Mr. and Mrs. Horace Rodman stayed at the Short home during their absence.



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