Leon Reporter, Leon, Iowa
Thursday, March l2, l925

MR. and MRS. JAMES E. HARRIS, of Van Wert, celebrated that rare event, their golden wedding anniversary at their home on Sunday, March 8th, a number of relatives and friends gathered to spend the day with them, and a sumptuous dinner was served, to which everyone did ample justice. The afternoon was spent with music, songs and a social good time which was enjoyed by all. MR. and MRS. HARRIS were the recipients of a number of beautiful presents and a gold piece besides. MR. and MRS. HARRIS have been residents of Iowa for over forty-five years with the exception of a few years spent in Kansas. For the past eight years they have resided at Van Wert, and are in fairly good health with good prospects to enjoy a number of years more together. Ten children have been born to them, five of whom are living, FRANK HARRIS, of California; MRS. CORA KELLEY, of Oak Park, Des Moines; MRS. MINNIE STONE, of near Leon; MRS. EFFIE JONES, of near Decatur; and CHARLES HERMAN HARRIS, of Chanute, Kansas.

The guests departed at a late hour in the evening, with the wish that MR. and MRS. HARRIS may be spared to enjoy many more wedding anniversaries.

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"With permission from the Leon Journal Reporter"
October l3, 2002