BioA: Prior, Mr. and Mrs. Ray #2 (Gold - 1957)


Contact: Audrey Roedl




Surnames: Prior, Colby, Giese, Ewert


----Source: The Loyal Tribune (Loyal, Clark County, WI 13 June 1957


Prior, Mr. and Mrs. Ray (05 JUNE 1907-09 JUNE 1957)


A family celebration at their pleasant home on Main Street, June 9, 1957, marked the Golden Wedding Anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. Ray Prior. Forty relatives attended the buffet dinner of turkey and ham with all the trimmings.


A three tier wedding cake, a center-piece of yellow and white snap-dragons, and large white wedding bells decorated the table. A yellow rose corsage was worn by Mrs. Prior and a yellow carnation boutonniere by Mr. Prior. Among the many nice gifts was a special cake made by a friend.


On the previous Monday evening the local Eastern Star Chapter had given them a party and on Wednesday evening the church choir, of which Mrs. Prior is a member, noted the event. A telephone call from a niece, Mrs. Gordon Bullard of Mojave, Calif., added to the pleasure of the day.


On June 5, 1907 Addie Lenora Colby, daughter of Ora C. and Emma Colby of Crystal Lake, Ill., and Ray Prior, son of Albert and Julia Prior, Loyal, were married at Crystal Lake by the Rev. Herbert Cockerill.


Mrs. Prior was born in Crystal Lake, Ill., February 8, 1887, and lived there until her marriage. Mr. Prior was born in the town of Sherman, October 8, 1883. Before his marriage and for six years following, he was a salesman in the general store here. The family then moved to Wauconda, Illinois, where he had a general store for 13 years. They returned to Loyal 31 years ago and have resided here since. Upon his return here he clerked in a grocery store. He was also an insurance representative and still retains the insurance work. He is always busy at something. To quote him, "I have not retired and don’t intend to."


Both Mr. and Mrs. Prior enjoy good health and are active in church work. Both have been affiliated with the Methodist church all of their lives.


The priors have three sons, Calvin and Robert of Loyal and Norman of Marshfield; two daughters, Mrs. E. R. (Ora Lee) Giese of Galena, Illinois, and Mrs. Raymond (Murial) Ewert of Crystal Lake, Illinois; 14 grandchildren; and 7 great-grandchildren.


Out of town relatives attending were Mrs. Edward Giese and sons Richard, Russell and Ronald of Galena, Illinois; Mr. and Mrs. Norman Prior and daughters Norma and Anola, Marshfield; Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Ewert and sons Robert and John, Crystal Lake, Illinois; Mrs. Mary E. Prior and Mr. and Mrs. Howard Hironurus (Spelling?), Wauconda, Illinois and MR. And Mrs. Ken Smith and daughter, Janet, Marshfield.


Relatives from Loyal attending were Mr. and Mrs. Calvin Prior and son, Allan, Mr. and Mrs. Art Scheel, Mr. and Mrs. Gordon Flemming, son Gordon and daughter Spring Joy, and Mr. and Mrs. Robert Prior and sons Michael, Scott and Mitchell and Chas C. Taylor.



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