BioA: Vater, Mr. & Mrs. Robert (65th - 1958)


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Surnames: Vater, Jones, Moody, Woodburn


----Source: OWEN ENTERPRISE (Owen, Clark County, Wis.) 11/13/1958


Vater, Mr. & Mrs. Robert (65th - 11 NOV 1958)


A pioneer Withee (Clark Co., Wis.) couple, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Vater, on Tuesday observed their 65th wedding anniversary at their home, one mile south of Withee on Highway 73.  Both of the newlyweds are enjoying especially good health at the age of 88 years.  However, only the past 10 days has Mr. Vater been ailing somewhat with arthritis in his legs.


The couple was married Nov. 11, 1893 in a ceremony performed at Plymouth, Wis.  They moved to Withee in 1901.  The couple has six children: Mrs. Ralph Moody, Madison; Mrs. Raymond (Alice) Jones, Randolph; Mrs. Norviel (Gladys) Wood burn, Elmhurst, Ill.; and Arno, Carl and Neal, all of Withee, most of whom were here with their parents on Saturday.


One of the highlights of this occasion was being the recipients of a congratulatory letter from the president of the United States.  It read, "Please accept my sincere congratulations on your 65th wedding anniversary with best wishes for many more happy companionship." Dwight Eisenhower.



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