BioA: Capes, Mr./Mrs. Jesse (Gold – 1965)


Surnames: Capes, Niemi, Lietzau, Harms

---------Source: OWEN ENTERPRISE (Owen, Clark County, Wis.) 06 Jan 1966

Capes, Mr./Mrs. Jesse (Gold – 23 DEC 1965)

Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Capes of Longwood were married 50 years ago on Dec. 23, 1915 at Goodland, Ind. The anniversary of their wedding in 1915 was observed Sunday, Dec. 26 at the parish hall of the Methodist Church in Longwood (Clark Co., Wis.).

Flowers worn by the couple for the celebration were yellow roses tied with god ribbons for Mrs. Capes and a yellow carnation boutonniere for Mr. Capes. The couple, who retired in 1960 are the parents of one son, Robert M. Capes, 713 S. Sycamore Avenue, Marshfield; and two daughters, Mrs. Marjorie A Niemi and Mrs. Lila G. Lietzau, both of Milwaukee.

There are 11 grandchildren.

The original marriage ceremony was officiated by Rev. G.E. Deuel and after farming for two years in Indiana, the couple came to farm in Wisconsin.

Mr. Capes, who farmed in Illinois, Indiana and Wisconsin before his marriage, was born Aug. 29, 1894, in Graymont, Ill. Her served as treasurer of the town of Longwood for 20 years. He enjoys good health.

Mrs. Capes, the former Iva E. Harms, was born in Pontiac, Ill., Sept. 25, 1895. Both she and her husband are members of the Methodist Church.

Friends and relatives attended the Sunday observance were from Watseka, Ill., Milwaukee, Colby, Greenwood, Owen, Withee, Marshfield, Woodville, Loyal and Curtiss.



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