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Jasper County, Iowa


~ Hickman, Ulyssus Grant & Dora Hurst ~

Celebrated Silver Wedding Anniversary Yesterday
Married: April 5, 1887 in Newton, Iowa

Mr. and Mrs. U. G. Hickman, of Mound Prairie township, celebrated their silver wedding anniversary yesterday and sixty-five guests enjoyed their warm hospitality at their new home. An elegant three course dinner was served at noon by the daughters, Mamie, Gladys and Florence.

The afternoon was delightfully informal and some very good music was enjoyed.

Mr. and Mrs. Hickman received many beautiful gifts and the heartiest congratulations of their host of friends.

The guests from a distance were Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Kartchner and two children from north of Colfax and Mr. and Mrs. C. C. Veach of Newton. ~ The Newton Daily News, April 6, 1912

~ Hotchkin, William P. & Elizabeth Harter ~

Mr. And Mrs. William Hotchkin Mark 40th Wedding Anniversary Sunday
Married: April 20, 1921

A fortieth wedding anniversary was observed by Mr. and Mrs. William P. Hotchkin on Sunday, April 23, with an open house at St. Mary's Catholic church hall.

Approximately 145 friends and relatives signed the guest book which was cared for by Mrs. John Harter, a sister-in-law. Guests were greeted by LaRita Hotchkin and John Mortensen, oldest grandchildren. The serving table was decorated by a book shaped cake, baked and decorated by Mrs. Leo Wortman of Newton, a niece.

Lighted candles of ruby in double candelbra were placed on either side of the cake. Mrs. Lee Bullock served the cake. Mrs. Vincent Hotchkin, a sister-in-law and Mrs. Fenton Foster, sister of Mrs. Hotchkin, poured coffee. Mrs. Mary Swart of Spencer, and Mrs. Anna Wortman, sisters of Mrs. Hotchkin, presided at the punch bowl. Refreshments of cake, mints, nuts, coffee and ruby punch were served. The mints were made by their daughter, Mrs. Dale Mortensen. Mrs. Alfred Simpson, a niece and Mrs. Rosa Hotchkin, sister-in-law, presided at the gift table.

Mrs. Dora Schutlz, Mrs. Elsie Vogt, and Mrs. Mary Baustian, neighbors, were kitchen hostesses. Five grandchildren, Kenneth, Richard and Daniel Mortenson, and Bill and Will Hotchkin gathered trays. Mrs. William Devereux of Adair, sister of Mr. Hotchkin, and Charles T. Hotchkin of Kellogg, brother of Mr. Hotchkin, were bridesmaid and best man at the wedding. Both were present for the open house.

William P. Hotchkin and Elizabeth Harter were married April 20, 1921, at the Catholic church in Grinnell by the Rev. M. J. Hannon. They farmed until twenty-one years ago when they moved to their present home at 1619- 9th Avenue in Grinnell.

Mr. and Mrs. Hotchkin are the parents of two children, Bernard and Anna Marie Mortensen and twelve granchildren all living in the Grinnell community. Guests registered from Davenport, Adair, Kellogg, Laurel, Newton, Spencer, Toledo, Malcom and Grinnell.

Submitted by Esther Breeden

~ Houck, Charles G. and Susannah Helphrey

Charles G. and Susannah Helphrey Houck

50th Anniversary
Married: 08 December 1881

DES MOINES, IA. - Mr. and Mrs. C. G. Houck of 1439 East Grand ave. celebrated their golden wedding anniversary Dec. 8. They came here from Newton 40 years ago. Mr. Houck has been a deputy in the Polk county auditor's office for 11 years. A surprise party was held on the night of their anniversary by members of the Rebekah lodge, of which the couple is members. They have no children. ~ Either DM Register or Newton Daily News, December 1931 - from scrapbook of Lenore Aillaud Skow.

~ Hunter, Dr. and Mrs. H. E. ~

Merry Celebration of Dr. and Mrs. H. E. Hunter's 40th Anniversary
Married: 02 March 1855

A number of estimable Newton ladies have been holding informal gatherings at each other's homes this winter, and on last Tuesday evening it had been planned to have one of those delightful times at the home of Mrs. Kate Miller.

Mrs. E. H. Hunter was all ready to do to her sister, Mrs. Miller's, and was waiting for some of her lady friends to accompany her. But her lady friends were not coming - just then. They had heard that this was the eve of the 40th anniversary of the marriage of Doctor and Mrs. Hunter, and they were not going to let the occasion pass without reminding them of it. So the members of the "Merry Go Rounds," with their husbands and friends, met and marched to Dr. and Mrs. Hunter's home, and maybe you think the Doctor and his good wife were not surprised, but it was a delightful surprise, and the surprisers were made "merry welcome."

The "Merry Go Rounds" brought the commissary department with them. It was a well-stocked commissary, too; enough to load the long dining table with a profusion of richness, and make even the least hungry yearn for good things so temptingly displayed.

The supper was not all - the unhidden guests were made a part of the household by the warm hospitality of the host and hostess. The evening was spent so delightfully that it was near midnight before the "first-to-go" took their leave. ~ The Newton Record, Friday, March 1, 1895, Page 1, Column 4

~ Hute, Mr. and Mrs. William ~

Married: February 12, 1845

Monroe - Mr. and Mrs. William Hute passed the fiftieth milestone in their wedded life on Tuesday, the 12th inst (of this month). Though in this instance celebration was omitted these worthy people have the cordial congratulations and good will of the entire community. ~ The Newton Record, Friday, February 15, 1895, Page 4, Column 2

Anniversaries submitted without names were transcribed by Jasper Co. GenWeb Volunteers.