BioA: Warner, Mr./Mrs. George (Gold - 1934)


Surnames: Warner, Austin, Presson, Dunnington, Copeland, Rice, Copeland, Crawford, Arnold, Hatch, Cook, Lundy, Wetzel, Andrews, Flaatz

----Source: Greenwood Gleaner (Greenwood, Clark Co., Wis.) 31 Jan 1935

Warner, Mr./Mrs. George (Gold - 31 DEC 1934)

Mr. and Mrs. George Warner, pioneer residents of Mabton, Wash., celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Dec. 31, 1934 at the home of their daughter, Mrs. Glenn Copeland of Grandview.

Of seven children, five are living: Mrs. Evelyn Presson of Laurel Beach Sanatorium, Seattle; Mrs. Gertie Dunnington of Venice Calif.; Mrs. Cynthia Copeland of Grandview; W.A. Warner of Toppenish and G. Lester Warner of Mabton.

Thos present were A.C. Presson and son Wendell and Miss Juanita, and Also Mrs. Amy Rice of Buena; Mr. and Mrs. Glenn Copeland and Lucille and Mable; Ethel Crawford, a granddaughter of Granger; Mr. and Mrs. S.L. Arnold and Bruce of Zillah; Mr. and Mrs. V.W. Hatch; Mr. and Mrs. Eric Lundy and Verne Cook, all of Mabton.

Mrs. Copeland, with the assistance of her niece, served a very sumptuous four course dinner at eight o'clock. One of the interesting feature was a wedding cake made by Mrs. Lundy from the recipe which was used fifty years ago.

Following the dinner Mr. and Mrs. Warner's granddaughters, Juanita Presson and Ethel Crawford, presented a half hour of musical entertainment, re-enacted the marriage of Mr. and Mrs. Warner; Lucille taking the part of George and Mable
The part of the bride, Jennie. The following piano duets and solos, ending by Miss Juanita Presson singing "Long, Long Ago: and "Memories."

The bride and groom were then asked to tell about their wedding, which took place at Greenwood (Clark Co.), Wis., Dec. 31, 1884. They drove 16 miles with a horse and cutter through three feet of snow with the temperature at 40 degrees below zero.

Mr. Warner says one good reason for the long harmonious marriage was the fact that the preacher was also a blacksmith and he sealed the pact with "Hammer and Tongs."

They received many beautiful presents from their relatives and friends.

All departed at midnight, wishing them many more happy years.

The above is taken from a Washington paper. Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Warner used to live in the little hous now occupied by the Lester Wetzel family on the road to Hemlock from Warner Corner.

Mr. Warner is a brother of Han Warner and uncle of Don Warner and Mrs. H.L. Flaatz.

The preacher mentioned in the above write-up was Uncle George Andrews.

Mrs. Warner was Jenny Austin. Her home was where the city gravel pit is now, just southwest of Black River Bridge.



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