BioA: Prior, Mr. and Mrs. Ray (60th - 1967)
Contact: Audrey Roedl
Surnames: Prior, Colby
----Source: The Loyal Tribune (Loyal, Clark County, WI) 08 June 1967
Prior, Mr. and Mrs. Ray ( 05 June 1907 - 04 June 1967)
Mr. and Mrs. Ray Prior of Loyal, celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on Sunday, June 4. The couple were married June 5, 1907 at Nunda, now Crystal Lake, Illinois.
A dinner for forty-five was served by the Methodist Church at noon after the couple and their children and families attended church services.
Relatives and friends gathered at the Prior home in the afternoon for a social time.
Mrs. Prior donned a corsage of pink roses and daises, and her husband a carnation boutonniere.
Ray Prior, son of Albert Prior and Julia Bartholomew Prior was born October 8, 1883, in the town of Sherman. He received his education at Loyal and before his marriage he clerked in Wiric and Mulligan and Colby Stores in Loyal. He served on the board of education for 26 years.
Mrs. Prior, the former Addie L. Colby, was born to Ora Colby and Emma Colby February 8, 1887, in Nunda, now Crystal Lake, Illinois. She was educated there and lived there until her marriage.
After their marriage the couple spent six years in Loyal and then 13 years in Wauconda, Illinois, where they were in a general store. They then returned to Loyal where they have lived the past 41 years. Mr. Prior is an insurance agent. Mrs. Prior enjoys flowers and reading. They both enjoy good health and are members of the Loyal Methodist Church.
The couple are parents of five children. They are Calvin R. Prior, Greenwood; Mrs Edward R. (Ora Lee) Giese, Rice Lake; Normannnnnn H. Prior, Marshfield; Mrs. Raymond (Muriel) Ewert, Crystal Lake, Illinois; and Robert K. Prior, Loyal.
There are 16 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren.
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