Leon Reporter, Leon, Iowa
Thursday, December 22, l92l

A half century ago, on December 2l, l870, MR. E.O. ALEXANDER and MISS ESTHER A. MACY, two of the popular young people of High Point Township, were united in marriage in a little log house near High Point, the ceremony being performed by Rev. George P. Bennett. The happy young groom made a trip to Leon and invested in a store suit, which he bought from Billy Smith, a clerk in S.W. Hurst's general store on the corner where J.A. Caster now has his grocery. The happy couple went to housekeeping in a log house, and with the exception of a few years, have resided in Decatur County ever since.

On Tuesday of this week, they celebrated in a quiet way, their golden wedding anniversary at their cozy home on West Commercial Street, where they received a number of their relatives and friends. The members of the Amicitia Club, of which MRS. ALEXANDER is a member, called in a body to pay their respects, and the day was spent in a most pleasant manner. Four children were born to this worthy couple, an only daughter dying at the age of five years, and three sons, ROLLA and ED ALEXANDER of Leon, and JAMES B. ALEXANDER, of Des Moines, have all grown to manhood in this community. That MR. and MRS. ALEXANDER may be spared to celebrate many more anniversaries, is the wish of their very large circle of friends.

Copied by Nancee(McMurtrey)Seifert
"With permission from the Leon Journal Reporter"
June l6, 2002