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Leon, Decatur County, Iowa
December 28, 1893
The union of two lives in conjugal relations for fifty years is sufficiently impressive, especially in these days, to justify a celebration. MR. S.P. BASS, then a young man something over 21 years of age, and MISS LAURA BLOWERS, also a little over 21 years old, were united in marriage at Marshall, Oneida Co., N.Y. December 14, 1843, by Elder E.S. Brown.
They removed to Michigan in 1848, residing there until 1884, when they came to Lamoni, Iowa, where they have since remained. On Thursday of last week, they gathered all their living children about them in their home, together with a host of grandchildren, making a company of nearly thirty, and celebrated their golden wedding.
There were present: MR. B.O. BASS, wife and family, from Wetmore, Kansas; MRS. ADELIA MUNSEL, of Marysville, Kansas; MRS. CARTER SCOTT and children, of Davis City, Iowa; S.M. BASS and family of Lamoni; COLUMBUS SCOTT and family of Lamoni; JAMES BRAYBROOKS and family, of Lamoni. MR. and MRS. BASS were each presented with a pair of gold spectacles by their children.
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December 9, 2001