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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
March 15, 1914
50th Wedding Anniversary
Geary, Okla. March 14. --(Special)-- Mr. and Mrs. John D. Strong and Mr. and Mrs. Peter Long, both of Geary, have recently celebrated the golden anniversary of their weddings--the first golden weddings ever celebrated in Geary. both couples are old residents of this part of the country and are among the most prominent people of the community.
Mr. and Mrs. John D. Strong celebrated the fiftieth anniversary of their wedding on February 14, at their home in this city. They were married in Iowa [Decatur Co. by submitter] in 1864, and came to Oklahoma in 1900, soon after the opening. They located near Geary where they have made their home ever since. Mr. and Mrs. Strong have eight living children, all of whom were present at the festivities of the golden wedding last month. Three of the children live in Iowa and the others live adjacent to Geary, with one exception--a daughter, who lives at Cordell. There are seventeen grandchildren. Mr. Strong is 72 years of age and Mrs. Strong is 70.
Mr. and Mrs. Peter Long celebrated the golden anniversary of their wedding on February 24 at their country home west of Geary. They came to Oklahoma in the run of 1889 and Mr. Long won the claim west of town, where they now make their home. They were married in Iowa, in 1864, from which state they went to Kansas in 1870. They lived there until the opening of this state. Mr. and Mrs. Long are 71 and 68 years old respectively and are the parents of six children--three boys and three girls, all of whom were present at their golden anniversary, with the exception of a daughter who lives in Kansas. The other children are residents of Oklahoma. There are twenty grandchildren and two great grandchildren.
Submitted by Patricia M. (Hull) Fulton, Austin, TX. gr-granddaughter of John Davis & Nancy Catherine "Kate" (HINER) STRONG.