Leon Reporter, Leon, Iowa
Thursday, January 8, l925

On New Year's Day there was a pleasant gathering of children and other relatives at the home of MR. and MRS. J.H. MERRILL in Leon, to attend a big anniversary dinner in honor of their 56th wedding anniversary, there being eighteen children and grandchildren present. MR. MERRILL is 82 years old and his good wife is 73 years old. They are the proud parents of eight children, 36 grandchildren and three great grandchildren. A delightful day was spent at this family gathering and MR. and MRS. MERRILL's many friends extend their congratulations and the hope they may be spared to observe many more anniversaries.

Copied by Nancee(McMurtrey)Seifert
"With permission from the Leon Journal Reporter"
October 6, 2002