~ Callison, James and Katherine Aillaud
Mr. & Mrs. Callison Observe 50th Anniversary
Held Reception Monday in Celebration of Golden Anniversary
Married: April 2, 1884
Celebrating their golden wedding anniversary, Mr. and Mrs. James C. Callison held a reception Monday afternoon and evening at their home southwest of Newton. They were assisted in receiving by their son and daughter-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Walter Callison of Des Moines.
More than 160 relatives and friends called during the day to offer their congratulations, while others, unable to attend, sent telegrams, cards and letters.
Lovely bouquets of flowers, gifts of organizations and individuals, formed an attractive setting for the affair, while many other gifts were presented to the couple as mementos of the celebration. An unusual gift was an original poem which Mrs. Arthur Vaughn had written and had had framed for the occasion.
A tray luncheon, featuring colors of yellow and white, was served to the guests by Mrs. Walter Callison, Mrs. Lily Newton, and Mrs. W. H. DeBok.
Attend in Body
During the afternoon, a delegation of the White Shrine, of which Mr. Callison is a past officer, called and presented the couple with a large bouquet. In the evening, 45 members of the O. E. S. attended after their regular chapter meeting, bringing their own refreshments and a gift for the honorees. Mr. Callison, who is serving in his twentieth year as sentinel for the latter group, has been a Mason for more than 30 years and has held the highest office in all the local orders.
Also attending in a body in the evening were the following relatives: Mr. and Mrs. Fred Aillaud, Mr. and Mrs. Louis Aillaud, Mrs. C. W. Aillaud, Mr. and Mrs. W. L. Aillaud and daughter LeNore, Mr. and Mrs. James Dodge, and Mr. and Mrs. Fred Snook.
A special feature of the evening was an informal entertainment of old-fashioned music, presented by John Healy and son, Cletus, William Aillaud, and Ray Whittaker.
Those from out-of-town for the affair were Mr. and Mrs. Walter Callison and son, James, II, Mrs. Louise Koons, Miss Dorothy Rolf, George Koons, and Mrs. J. Patterson, all of Des Moines; Mr. and Mrs. Will Hetzel of Davenport; Mr. and Mrs. F. E. Bentley and Mr. and Mrs. James Veach of Rhodes, Mrs. Russell Hampton of Baxter; Mr. and Mrs. John Veach of Prairie City; Fern Kruseman of Sully, Mrs. Nora Engle and Archie Engle of Colfax and James Dodge of Buffalo, Kan.
Miss Katherine Ailluad and James C. Callison were married April 2, 1884, in Newton by the Rev. R. A. Carimine, pastor of the Methodist Episcopal church.
They went to housekeeping at their present farm home, living their continuously, with the exception of a few years spent in Newton. ~ Newton Daily News, April 1934. ~ From Lenore Aillaud Skow scrapbook.
~ Campbell, Culver W. & Skiles, Margaret E. ~
The Twenty-Fifth Milestone
Married: December 28, 1870
Photo provided by Larry Campbell
A quarter of a century ago last Saturday Mr. and Mrs. C. W. Campbell were made man and wife.
Saturday evening their friends and relatives to the number of about one hundred gathered at their beautiful home to commemorate the happy the happy event. The home was nicely decorated in honor of the occasion and the evening was given over to social enjoyment. A bountiful supper was served during the evening. A large number of handsome silver presents were left by the guests as evidence of their esteem.
We hope that at the end of the next quarter century of wedded bliss this worthy couple may celebrate the event as happily as they did Saturday evening. ~ The Newton Record, Part 2, Friday, January 3, 1896, Page 5, Column 6
Note: Research on this site and rootsweb.com verified the names. The couple was married in N Walcott, Scott Co., Iowa.
~ Clement, Jessie & Cynthia Meek ~
~ Cannon, George & Sarah Miller ~
Double Golden Wedding
Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Clement
Mrs. and Mrs. George H. Cannon
Married: April 16, 1854
The sun shone brightly and the day was glad last Saturday as
if in token of appreciation of the day's event.
Fifty years prior to Saturday, near Newcastle, Indiana,
Miss Cynthia Jane Meek and Mr. Jesse Hollis Clement were
pronounced man and wife. On the same day, in a little log cabin
west of W. J. Miller's present home, Mr. George H. Cannon
took until himself a wife--Miss Sarah Maria Miller. At the
same time his sister, now a widow, was married to Mr. John Weems.
The two couples have mastered the storms of fifty years,
have overcome the trials and tribulations of life, have raised
their families and been blessed with grandchildren, have buried
loved ones, seen pleasures and sorrows, joys and afflictions,
but now are satisfied with the whole and with grateful hearts
and satisfied minds await the future.
The children of Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Clement planned a big
surprise on their parents for this day and in its preparation
discovered the similarity existing in the home of Mr. George
Cannon, and it was decided to make the affair a double golden
wedding, but still a surprise on Mr. and Mrs. Clement. This was
done nicely. The parents were expecting their children to spend
the day with them--and they did, together with about a hundred
neighbors and friends.
Invitations were issued for the occasion which read
"Surprise," "Basket Dinner at twelve." The immediate family
were there ahead of time, and when the other guests arrived
there was surprise, and possibly consternation, but a hearty
welcome for one and all.
The good cooks brought their best and the railroad house,
being vacant, was used at the banquet hall, and it was filed
with all that is good. The two brides of fifty years were
presented with a bunch of daffodils and led the procession to
the alter, where 'Squire Peter Earley reunited them in a most
approved fashion. Congratulations followed and they were as
sincere as those offered fifty years ago. The wedding dinner
followed and it took but little imagination for those present
to think what the first wedding ceremony had been just as
completed and all was "as merry as a marriage ball."
The posing for photographs under the supervision of Artist
Allen was the immediate pastime after dinner and there will be
a big demand for the results of his efforts.
Master of Ceremonies George Hitchler called the company to
the inside of the house where a musical and literary program
was enjoyed, during which Mr. Andrew Engle presented the two
couples with a handsome remembrance from the friends present.
One number deserves special mention -- the vaudeville duet, "My
Pa's Richer than your Pa," sung by Theona, daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. M. T. Miller, and Ethyl, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. S. B.
Clement, of Carlisle, Ia. It was just as cute and catchy as it
could be and the little ladies kindly sang it a second time.
The remarks made by those present were full of pathos and all
seem imbued with the spirit of sanctity hovering over the two
couples -- gray with age, with eyes and faces that sparkle not
as in former years -- but who were just as happy as ever.
The responses by Mr. Clement and Mr. Cannon were from the
heart and many a tear was wiped away during the talk because
the heart of the hearer was touched with veneration and respect
for these old trees of the forest, and the blessings for their
friends fell like the dews of heaven and all felt better for
having been there.
As the sun began to show signs of retiring, so did the
guests, and that which was never before celebrated in Jasper
county was at an end - but not is lessons and benefits.
The children of Mr. and Mrs. Clement gave their parents a
big surprise by putting in place a flue cooking stove and then
calling in the old folks and watching the surprise and joy on
their faces. They were also kindly remembered by numerous other
tokens of esteem by friends and relatives.
The living children of Mr. and Mrs. George Cannon are Mrs.
Edward Griswold, of Victory, Iowa, who has two daughters; Mrs.
Samuel Clement of Prairie City, who has two sons; Mrs. Oliver
Wilson, of Metz, with two boys and two girls; and Mr. Henry
Cannon, of Metz, with two daughters and one son.
Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Clement have children living as follows:
J. B. Clement, of Metz, with two sons and a daughter; Mrs.
Melvin Engle, of Metz, two sons and a daughter; S. B. Clement
of Carlisle, three sons and two daughters; and Mrs. R. G. Allen
of Newton.~ The Newton Daily News, April 16, 1904.
Submitted by Barbara Hug e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
~ Clement, Homer & Carrie Lind ~
Mr. and Mrs. Homer Clement of route 2 Tuesday observed their golden wedding anniversary.
Married: March 6, 1912
During the afternoon and evening, a number of
relatives and friends called on them. Refreshments, including a
cake, baked and decorated by a granddaughter, Mrs. Edgar
Rasmussen, were served. The table was laid with lace over gold
and a centerpiece was gold chrysanthemums and pussy willows in
a gold planter, a gift of grandchildren. Gold candles were on
Mrs. Clement was attired in a green wool dress and Mr.
Clement in a dark suit. Her gold corsage and his gold
boutonniere were also gifts of grandchildren.
In the afternoon, among those present were great
grandchildren, Carol Ann, and Linda Rasmussen.
In the evening, the family and a few guests dined at
Fenner's. Decorated napkins and individual decorated cakes,
made by Mrs. Rasmussen, were highlights of the party. Pictures
were taken both afternoon and evening.
At the dinner were Mr. and Mrs. Roy G. Allen of Newton, Mrs.
Frank Fisher and Mrs. Lorna Bay Bowe of Des Moines and Mr. and
Mrs. Jerry Butler of Ames; also Mr. and Mrs. Carl Clement, Mr.
and Mrs. Leland Clement, Conrad, Larry, Bruce, David, Stanley,
Bradley and Carmen, Mr. and Mrs. John Rorabaugh, Marvin and
Joyce of Colfax and Mr. and Mrs. Edgar Rasmussen. ~ Newton
Daily News, March 7, 1962.
Submitted by Barbara Hug e-mail: email@example.com
~ Coe, Mr. & Mrs. William V. ~
Married: October 1890
Killduff - Mr. and Mrs. W. V. Coe were surprised last Tuesday evening by about sixty-five of their neighbors and friends coming in to help them celebrate their wooden (5th) wedding anniversary. The visitors presented a fine sofa to the old folks as a token of their esteem and respect. An elegant supper was served. Everybody enjoyed the evening and it will be long remembered by all present. Those present from Newton were: Mrs. John Smith, Mr. and Mrs. Al Parish and family, Miss Nellie Fisher, Miss Emma Needham and Mr. Walter Needham. ~ The Newton Record, Friday, October 4, 1895, Page 10, Column 5
~ Cogley, John & Clara Figland ~
Family Honors Parents On Their Fortieth Wedding Anniversary
Married: February 17, 1920
On the fortieth anniversary of their marriage, Mr. and Mrs.
John (Clara nee Figland) Cogley, Jr., were entertained by
members of their family at a dinner held in Dick's restaurant
near Toledo on Wednesday evening.
As the family assembled, they were seated at a banquet table
which held a lovely bouquet of ruby red and white flowers. This
was a special gift from the Tama bank.
After dinner had been served, Mrs. Cogley cut the tiered
anniversary cake which was decorated with the names of the
thirteen children in the family. A son, James of Kansas City,
Mo., gave the cake for the occasion.
John Cogley, Jr., and Clara Figland exchanged their wedding
vows on Feb. 17, 1920 in Grinnell. They have been residents of
the Sheridan area since their marriage where Mr. Cogley has
farmed. They are the parents of thirteen children: Mrs. Alvin
(Betty) Bryan of Marshalltown, Mrs. Dale (Eleanor) Mason of
Tama, Mrs. Claire (Bernice) Mithelman of Grinnell, Mrs. Laverne
(Avis) Kelm of Malcom, Miss Joan Cogley of Milwaukee, Wis.,
Mrs. Don (Barbara) Danskin of Cedar Rapids, Clarence Cogley of
rural Grinnell, James Cogley of Kansas City, Mrs. James
(Marilyn) Copeland of Fort Dodge, Keith Cogley of Ames, Mrs.
John (Patricia) Lang of Grinnell, Alan Cogley of Ames and Leroy
Cogley, of the home.
Mr. and Mrs. Cogley have sixteen grandchildren.
Submitted by Esther Breeden
~ Cowan, Rev. & Mrs. C. V. ~
Married: November 1880
Rev. C. V. Cowan and wife were given a royal welcome to our city at the Methodist parsonage Monday evening. The self-invited guests fill the house to overflowing and they were delightfully entertained. Fifteen years before, Rev. and Mrs. Cowan had commenced the long walk together, so that the occasion was a celebration of their wedding anniversary as well as a welcome to Newton. An excellent musical and literary program was rendered, Newton's accomplished elocutionists, Misses Patten and Lambert, gave choice selections and Messers. Long and Wilson sang solos. After the evening's program had been rendered, Mrs. L. L. Miller, in behalf of the company, presented the pastor and wife with a sugar bowl filled apparently with sugar, but upon investigation it was found to contain twenty-five silver dollars. Rev. Cowan is never at a loss for words. He responded to the presentation speech in a neat address sparkling with humor.
The Methodist people are more than pleased with their new pastor. He has touched a popular chord and his pastorage here cannot but be productive of much good. ~ The Newton Record, Friday, November 8, 1895, Page 1, Column 6
~ Cool, Peter J. & Lucinda ~
Wed 52 Years
Married: March 27, 1878 in Jasper Co.
BAXTER---March 27 will be the fifty-second wedding anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. P. J. Cool of Baxter. Mr. Cool has been a resident of Jasper county for seventy-six years and Mrs. Cool for fifty five years. They lived in the Baxter community for forty-five years. They are the parents of six daughters, Mrs. Agnes Workman of Marshalltown, Iowa., Mrs. LeOta Allan, Baxter, Mrs. Winifred Curyea, Long Beach, Cal., Mrs. Jennie A. Goodwin, Baxter, Mrs. Alphond Gallagher, Missoula, Mont., and Mrs. Ethel Franklin, Burlingame, Cal. There are also ten grandchildren. At present they are visiting in the home of their daughter, Mrs. Franklin, at Burlingame, Cal.
We might add further that this record of 52 years of married life is remarkable because of the fact, the family of six daughters and ten grand children are living, not a death having occurred in the entire family. Mr. Cool is a hundred per cent democrat and has been active in local affairs and politics. He was appointed postmaster at Baxter by President Wilson continuing in that capacity for eight years. Mr. and 'Mrs. Cool are charter members of the Congregational church at Baxter and Mrs. Cool is a charter member of the Ladies Aid Society. Mrs. Cool has always been very active in church work giving freely of her time and service in church and charitable organizations. ~ The Baxter (Iowa) New Era, March 27, 1930
~ Cross, Jesse & Mary Dawson ~
A GOLDEN WEDDING
Married: October 13, 1877
The golden wedding anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Cross was celebrated at the family home Sunday, October 16th. There was a large gathering of relatives and friends present at the big family dinner which was served cafeteria style at noon. The dinner was prepared from seasonable delicacies and had as its crowning feature three fine cakes, decorated in gold. One of these cakes was really four cakes, pyramided one on top of the other. This was baked by Mrs. Will Baker and was decorated by Mrs. Zenas Jones.
Following the dinner Mr. and Mrs. Cross threw open their home to friends and all afternoon there was a continual stream of callers, come to congratulate the worthy couple who have spent half a century of time side by site and who have shared life's offerings with each other. They also received a number of fine presents.
Mr. and Mrs. Cross were married October 13th, 1877, the bride of that time being Miss Mary Dawson. They were not then possessed of much of this world's goods, but both were ambitious, hard working and economical, and together they farmed the land and accumulated a fair share of wealth. To them were born eight children, all but one of whom are living.
Today, as they rest in the twilight of their life-journey, they have the satisfaction of knowing that they achieved success. They have reared a large family, have acquired a competence for their old age and they hold the love and esteem of the community at large.~ The Baxter (Iowa) New Era, October 27, 1927