BioA: Catlin, Mr./Mrs. William (Silver – 1915)


Surnames: Catlin, Parker, Johnson, Cole, Lewis, Murrish

----- Source: Loyal Tribune (Loyal, Clark Co., Wis.) 07/29/1915

Catlin, Mr./Mrs. William (Silver – 18 JUL 1915)

Mr. and Mrs. William Catlin of the town of Loyal (Clark Co., Wis.) entertained about one hundred and twenty-five guests on Sunday, July 18th, 1915 in honor of their twenty-fifth wedding anniversary.

A sumptuous wedding dinner was served at one o’clock. The tables were beautifully decorated with vases well filled with variegated flowers. Two lengthy tables were set on the lawn prepared for guests. At the head of the table where Mr. and Mrs. Catlin were seated, the large pyramid wedding cake, which was surrounded with a wreath of pink roses, loomed up in the distance as a reminder of the twenty-five years that have past and gone. All did ample justice to the excellent dinner that was served.

After all were served, Aunt Elizabeth Parker, who celebrated her eighty-sixth birthday on the same day, rendered a lengthy and appropriate Bible story, which she had committed to memory. All were surprised to see the cheerfulness and activity of Aunt Elizabeth in her advanced age. This was very much enjoyed by all.

After this, Mr. S.M. Johnson’s cousin, who is here on an extended visit from Norway, rendered some fine music for the occasion. The young people joined in part with singing and playing, to make the event a happy one and to be remembered by those present.

In the afternoon, ice cream, cake and lemonade were served, and all did justice to same.

Valuable and numerous were the gifts received, among which were, one salt and pepper castor, one sugar shell, three butter knives, two gravy ladles, one cream ladle, one berry spoon, one pickle fork, one olive fork, one ink stand, one linen table spread, one carving set with buckhorn handle, one set fruit knives, one salt, pepper and toothpick holder, one clock, on fruit basket, two cake plates, lunch set of twelve napkins and table spread and $24.00 in silver, also some beautiful flowers, which were presented to them.

Late in the afternoon the guests departed, all agreeing that Mr. and Mrs. Catlin are royal entertainers, and wishing them long life and happiness in years go come.

Those from abroad present were, Mrs. R.B. Cole and Miss Laura Cole of West Bend, Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Lewis of Richland Center, and Mrs. Murrish of Georgia.




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