BioA: Ross, Mr./Mrs. Robert (Silver - 1868)
Transcriber: Lani Bartelt
----Source: (Clark County Press, Neillsville, Clark Co., Wis.) 30 Jul 1970
Excerpt from Good Old Days Column - March 1868
Neillsville has had its first silver wedding. Mr. and Mrs. Robert Ross
celebrated the twenty-fifth anniversary of their wedding day, at their fine new
commodious residence on March 22nd. This pleasant episode brought together an
agreeable party of a few ladies and gentlemen, and was one of the happiest
affairs, which has yet occurred in our village. The sumptuous repast spread upon
the table at five o’clock has never been before surpassed in this county neither
in excellence or variety.
The meeting seemed to have a double purpose, not only to extend hearty congratulations to Mr. and Mrs. Ross on their long happy married life, but to bring together many of the old residents of the county, whose conversation naturally turned upon earlier scenes, rendered highly interesting by their comparisons of past and present.
Mr. Ross, with his family, settled in this county over nineteen years ago. He had no money when he came, but master of an indomitable will, he commenced working, and after suffering many reverses in fortune, he can now look back upon the past with pride and satisfaction. He has risen from poverty to affluence; from the trials of a frontier life to one of comfort. Almost penniless when he came, he is now reputed to be worth over one hundred thousand dollars.
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