This article was transcribed from the Decatur County Journal of the same date and is archived on the Decatur County, Iowa WebSite -- click onto the black book entitled 'News Articles'. I am going to transcribe the article as written in the Leon Reporter, as it has much more detail. Regards, Nancee

Leon Reporter, Leon, Iowa
Thursday, November l0, l898

MR. and MRS. W.A. ALBAUGH and MR. and MRS. J.W. LONG, celebrated the 20th anniversary of their marriage at the home of MR. and MRS. ALBAUGH in Leon, last Sunday. The guests were: MR. and MRS. JOHN ALBAUGH, MR. and MRS. W.E. GAMMON, MR. and MRS. JULIAN GAMMON and daughter, of Colorado, MR. and MRS. W.H. JENKINS and son HARRY, MRS. MARY THOMPSON, MISSES ANNA GAMMON and JENNIE HICKMAN, MR. and MRS. LAFE MITCHELL, MESSRS. WAYNE GAMMON, ROY GAMMON, ART and HARL WILLIAMSON and LORNIE LONG.

The day was fine, the dinner excellent and every one seemed to enjoy the occasion very much. A number of nice presents were received by MR. and MRS. ALBAUGH and MR. and MRS. LONG. A china dinner set each, presented by MR. and MRS. W.E. GAMMON, MR. and MRS. LAFE MITCHELL and ROY GAMMON. A china fruit dish each from MR. and MRS. O.E. BASSETT, one dozen china sauce dishes each from MRS. JULIAN GAMMON, MRS. MARY THOMPSON and MISS ANNA GAMMON. A fruit dish and set sauce dishes from MR. and MRS. W.H. JENKINS. A china platter, MRS. LUCY ALBAUGH, two cheese plates and cups and saucers completed the presents. The day will long be remembered by those present.

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December 7, 2002