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The Leon Reporter
Leon, Decatur County, Iowa
Thursday, April 03, 1919, Page 1

Celebrated Golden Wedding.

Sunday, March 30, 1919, being the 50th anniversary of the marriage of D. F. Snook and wife, living two miles north of Grand River, they with about fifty relatives and neighbors celebrated the occasion.

David F. Snook and Margaret A. Greenland were married at Fairfield, Jefferson county, Iowa, March 30, 1869, by Rev. R. A. Axline. They moved immediately to a farm north of Fairfield where they resided until April 20, 1872, moving to Decatur county where they lived until March 10, 1873. They moved to Ringgold county, residing there until September, 1875. At this date they moved back to Decatur county and bought and moved onto the farm on which they now live, making a continuous residence for 44 years. To this union were born ten children, four being called in their youth to that better home, the other six are still living, most of whom were present to celebrate the occasion.

Among the guests present were Mrs. Snooks (sic), sister; Susan I. Greenland, of Grand River, who was present at the wedding 50 years ago. Others who were there being Mary Snook and sons, Loring and Darwin; Joshua, Robert, Harlan and Mary Greenland; Mrs. Becca Vanderpool and son, Clate; Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Millstead; Rev. E. C. Vanderpool and daughter, Pauline; Mrs. Jim McGraw and daughters, Marie and Gladys; Mr. and Mrs. Emmett Foland and four children; Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Vanderpool and four children; Mr. and Mrs. Dan Bright; Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Shields and sons, Nelson and Elmer; Sam Bright; Raymond McGraw; Misses Della Brown; Ella Bright; Lucile Shields; Miss Brammer; J. M. Adams; Thomas Wookey and son Day.

Following are the names of the children:

Forest F. Snook, Grand River; Mrs. Minnie D. Hayes, Isabel, South Dakota; Mrs. Laura M. Adams, Van Wert; Mrs. Jennie C. Bright, Denver, Colorado; Mrs. Jessie O. Vanderpool and Mrs. Alma R. Wookey, both of Grand River. There are ten grandchildren and one great grandchild.

The home was nicely decorated with cut flowers, consisting of carnations and smilax. This day will be one long remembered, especially the noonday fest which was generously partaken of by all, besides other useful gifts. Mr. and Mrs. Snook were presented with some gold coins. This couple have made many friends who join in wishing them many more happy years together.

Transcription by Sharon R. Becker, July of 2015