The Davis City Advance, Davis City, Iowa
Thursday, April 8, l897
Today is the thirty-seventh birthday of MR. HENRY TURPIN, and his good wife prepared a pleasant surprise for him by inviting a number of the neighbors to take dinner with them, the Advance force included. HENRY came home from his work at noon, unsuspicious of danger until he opened the door, when his astonished gaze fell on the assembled crowd of friends.
A sumptuous dinner had been provided and all did ample justice to the cooking. The Advance hopes that he and his may live to enjoy many like happy occasions.
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September 18, 2003