BioA: Beardsley, Mr./Mrs. George (Gold - 1915)

Contact: Ann Stevens

Surnames: Beardsley, Ustich, Devos, Harriman, Neverman, Ruddock, Parker, King, Huntley, Eilert

----Source: Neillsville Times (Neillsville, Clark Co., WI) 12/2/1915

Beardsley, Mr./Mrs. George (50th – 30 NOV 1915)

Fifty years ago last Tuesday George Lyman Beardsley and Miss Evelyn Priscilla Ustich were united in marriage at Tomah. On Tuesday the celebration of the golden wedding was held at their home on the north side, their children and other relatives joining with them and celebrating this especially happy event in their lives. Mr. and Mrs. Beardsley lived at Tomah, moved to Limerick soon after where they lived in a log cabin 18x20. Mr. Beardsley worked in a saw mill there for a number of years and then they came to Clark County and settled on a farm west of the city. They resided there for a number of years and then moved to this city where Mr. Beardsley engaged in business. Eight children were born to them, seven of whom are living and five of whom came home to help their parents celebrate their wedding anniversary. Mr. Beardsley is the commander of the G.A.R. Post and Mrs. Beardsley is the presiding officer of the W.R.C. and in these two orders Mr. and Mrs. Beardsley have been especially active. It was therefore fitting that on Saturday evening the G.A.R. and W.R.C. joined together in honoring the wedding anniversary of this most estimable couple.

Mr. and Mrs. Beardsley were enticed to the G.A.R. hall Saturday evening where members of the G.A.R., the W.R.C. and the W.C.T.U. were assembled and after the first shock of the surprise had worn off and the recipients had received the congratulations of their comrades, Mr. and Mrs. Beardsley were re-married, A.L. Devos performing the ceremony and Mr. and Mrs. Harriman acting as the bridesmaid and best man. Miss Alice Neverman played the wedding march and Miss Ruddock sang “Silver Threads Among the Gold”. A short program was rendered and Mrs. Beardsley was presented with a gold pin by the W.T.C., a gold thimble by members of the M.E. church, a gold bar pin by the WC.T.U. and Mr. Beardsley was presented with a fine gold G.A.R. pin by his old comrades. The hall was beautifully Dec
orated for the occasion, white and yellow chrysanthemums predominating and the color scheme being white and gold.

On Tuesday evening Mr. and Mrs. Beardsley entertained their sons and daughters and their wives and husbands and children at a 6 o’clock dinner. The marriage ceremony was again repeated, Rev. Colman officiating. The ring ceremony was used, Clyde Parker and Sylvia Beardsley, grandchildren, acting as best man and bridesmaid, and Mary Neverman as ring bearer. Mrs. Beardsley wore a gown of grey silk trimmed with white lace.

Mr. and Mrs. Jasper Beardsley of Tomah, Mr. and Mrs. Homer King of Granton, Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Huntley and Mrs. Henry Neverman were the only guests who were not immediate relatives. The Beardsley home was Dec
orated especially for the event, white and yellow being the color scheme and carnations and chrysanthemums gracing the tables and rooms. It was a particularly happy event for everybody for Mr. and Mrs. Beardsley have been active in social, lodge and religious circles for many years and their many friends joined in assisting in making this wedding anniversary a pleasant one. The children who were here for the wedding are Mrs. Millard Parker and son of Deer River, Minn.; Mrs. Wm. Eilert of Fresno, Cal.; C.O. Beardsley and family of Norway, Mich., and Mrs. J.L. Neverman and Mrs. Will Huntley, Jr., of this city. The other two children, Miss Della of Chicago and Bert Beardsley of Levensworth, Wash., were unable to be present.



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