The Davis City Advance, Davis City, Iowa
Thursday, June 6, l90l
MRS. LINDA HAMILTON was 80 years old on May 28th, and her children and relatives to the number of 6l gathered at the home of her son MARION, south of town, and gave her a genuine old fashioned surprise party. A bountiful dinner had been prepared to which all did ample justice, and the day was happily passed in social pleasure by both young and old, and the time for parting came all too soon. Before parting, the entire company had a group photograph taken by Artist Teale, so all might have a momento of the happy occasion. Grandma HAMILTON is very feeble, but enjoyed the gathering greatly, and was the happy recipient of several handsome presents. she was born in Tennessee, and has lived in this vicinity since l865, and has a wide circle of friends who will wish her many more birthday parties before she prepares for the final journey.
Copied by Nancee(McMurtrey)Seifert
November 4, 2003