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  Leon Reporter
Leon, Decatur County, Iowa
Thursday, May 31, 1923

DR. and MRS. J.H. ROBINSON, of Davis City, were hostesses to an immense gathering of their friends at their pleasant home in Davis City, Tuesday evening, when more than one hundred guests responded to invitations to attend a reception in honor of that goal of all married folks, their golden wedding anniversary. The big residence was elaborately decorated in white and gold for the occasion, and after the guests had assembled, Prof. J.M. Howell assumed the role of director. After an invocation by Rev. W.B. Thompson, Mrs. Myrta Frazier gave a very pleasing reading, Mrs. G.G. Grimes sang a solo, and Geo. P. Campbell read an authentic, or at least claimed to be biography of DR. and MRS. ROBINSON. He was followed by Davis City's famous speaker and entertainer, Horace McClaran, who made a pleasing talk telling of his more than forty years' acquaintance with DR. and MRS. ROBINSON, and everybody enjoyed a hearty laugh when he told of a birthday party years ago when more than forty of his friends each presented DR. ROBINSON with two pairs of socks, completely covering him with their donation, and ending by presenting the worthy couple on behalf of their friends, a fine big chair, together with a gold token for each. Following the program substantial and delicious refreshments were served and the guests enjoyed a social evening until a late hour.

DR. J.H. ROBINSON and MISS MARTHA WOODMANSEE were united in marriage at the home of the bride in Princeton, Illinois, May 29, 1873, and a sister of the bride, Mrs. Ella Honnold, of Leon, who was present at their wedding, also was a guest at their golden wedding celebration.

A few years after their marriage, DR. and MRS. ROBINSON came to Davis City to make their home, DR. ROBINSON engaging in the drug business, in which with his son, G.W., he is still engaged. To their union were born five sons, one dying in infancy, C.W. now in the drug business at Davis City, DR. WID ROBINSON is a prominent dentist of Des Moines, DR. HARRY ROBINSON, a dentist at St. Joe, Mo., and DR. ROY ROBINSON, also a dentist, located at Mercer, Mo.

During their residence of forty-four years at Davis City, DR. and MRS. ROBINSON have always taken a very active interest in civil, church and social affairs, always ready to do anything to promote the best interest of their home town, and have enjoyed the respect and friendship of an unusually large circle of friends, who unite in the wish they may be spared to enjoy their companionship for many years to come.

DR. and MRS. ROBINSON were the recipients of a large number of presents on this memorable occasion, as well as telegrams and letters of congratulation from absent friends.

Nancee(McMurtrey)Seifert, August 04, 2002