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  Leon Journal-Reporter
Leon, Decatur County, Iowa
Thursday, July 26, 1928

Mr. and Mrs. J. N. Estes Celebrated Their Golden Wedding Anniversary
In this City Sunday.

James N. Estes and Rosella Bicknell were married at Pleasanton, Iowa, July 22, 1878, by Rev. Ebenezer Robinson, and with the exception of a few years spent in Oregon, they have resided coontinuously in the town of Pleasanton. To them were born four daughters and one son, one daughter dying in infancy. The son and three daughters, Orel P. Estes and Mrs. Guy McMorris, of Leon, Mrs. Olive Overton, of Pleasanton, and Mrs. S. Anceil Mitchell, of Brooklyn, Iowa, were all present, together with Mr. Mitchell and children, Mr. McMorris and Mrs. McMorris' son William Akin, Mrs. Orel Estes and daughter, Mrs. John Gaunt and husband, and the children of Mrs. Olive Overton to assist in the celebration.

A few special guests were also in attendance, including three persons who attended the wedding of Mr. and Mrs. Estes a half century ago, Dr. Bertha A. Greer and Mrs. Sybilia Zenor, of Lamoni, and Mrs. O. W. Foxworthy, of Leon. Other guests were Dr. O. W. Foxworthy, of Leon, Mr. and Mrs. Orlando Work and Mr. and Mrs. Orel Work and little daughter, of Lamoni, and Mrs. I. M. Lovett and children, of Lineville, Mrs. Lovett being a sister of Mrs. Estes.

Mr. Estes is 78 years old and Mrs. Estes 69, and both are enjoying exceptional good health, and their children and friends are trusting they will be spared to enjoy many more wedding anniversaries.

Mr. and Mrs. Estes were the recipients of a large number of gifts from their children and friends as mementoes of the happy event.

Transcription by Sharon R. Becker, July of 2016