BioA: Collinson, Mr./Mrs. George H.  (Gold - 1963)

Contact: Betty Comstock


Surnames: Collinson, Walls, Gruber, Stage, Streich, Falconer, Fagg, Behlings,

------ Source: Loyal Tribune (Loyal, Clark Co., Wis.) 09/05/1963

Collinson, Mr./Mrs. George H. (Gold - 30 AUG 1913)

An open house was held Sunday afternoon in the Loyal Methodist Church hall from 2 until 4 p.m. in honor of Mr. and Mrs. George H. Collinson who celebrated their golden wedding anniversary August 30.  About a hundred guests attended.

A dinner was served for the immediate family in the dining hall of the church.  All of the children and grandchildren of the honored couple were present.  The table was decorated with gold and yellow flowers which surrounded the miniature bride and groom.

Mr. and Mrs. Collinson were presented with a white carnation with gold fern boutonniere and a corsage of yellow carnations and stephanotis, respectively.

Rev. J.S. Walls officiated at their wedding ceremony which took place in the home of the groom’s parents on August 30, 1913.

Mr. Collinson was born November 3, 1894 at Thomson, Illinois and also received his education there.  His parents were Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Collinson.  His wife was born August 11, 1892 in Jacksonville, Illinois.  She also attended schools there.  Her parents were Mr. and Mrs. Issac Gruber.

Since their marriage, the couple has been engaged in farming, however they are presently retired.  Both enjoy good health.  They are members of the Loyal Methodist Church.

Mr. and Mrs. Collinson have seven children: Mrs. Merle (Florence) State, Woodstock, Illinois; Mrs. Ed (Reva) Streich, Marengo, Illinois; George I., Belvidere, Illinois; Lloyd and Mrs. Earl (Vada Mae) Falconer, Loyal; Leroy, Spencer; and Harold, Greenwood.  They have 17 grandchildren.

In addition to the children who came from away the following from out of town also attended, Mrs. Emma Gruber and daughter, Mrs. Rawland Fagg, Springfield, Illinois; Mrs. Marietta Collinson, Anark, Illinois; Mr. and Mrs. Fritz Behlings, Caledonia, Illinois; Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Falconer, Rockford, Illinois and many friends from the surrounding towns.




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