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Hineman, Herbert T. and Phillips, Dora

Golden Wedding Celebration of Gallia Couple Who Live in Kansas is Notable Event

     Echoes of a marriage which took place in Gallia county in 1885 have been rebounded here from far off Kansas, as the news of the celebration of that same couple's golden wedding anniverary. The bride groom of fifty years ago was Herbert T. Hineman, 21, and his bride, Miss Dora Phillips, 19, both of Harrison township.
A clipping (was sent) to Mrs. Ernest Spear, sister of Mrs. Hineman, from a Dighton, Kansas paper, near which town Mr. and Mrs. Hineman took up a homestead claim in the fall after their marriage. Mr. Hineman is a half brother of Municipal Judge A.J. Stormont and both he and Mrs. Hineman have many relatives here who will be glad to hear of success they have made in the fifty years since they were married. The clipping follows:

     Colonel and Mrs. Herbert T. Hineman celebrated their Golden Wedding anniversary with a wedding feast at their home Monday evening, April 8th, for a number of friends of their homesteading days in Lane county, relatives and a few friends. The center of the dining table was decorated with a large three tier wedding cake inscribed and decorated in rose color.
     Following the main course of the dinner Colonel Hineman cut the cake with Mrs. Hineman's assistance. Mrs. J.H. Cavanaugh gave a talk, telling stories of the old pioneer days with their ox teams and recalled many happenings of the days in the past. Colonel Hineman told the story of his boyhood dreams and ambitions, how he married the girl of his choice, who had the same ideas as he, and came to Lane county to take up their homestead in 1885. With nothing but their health and will to work they accumulated a home and a family. In his family they made an unwritten contract that "There will be no you and I in our family, but US. We will stick together and work together." Through this they have come forward with the help of one another and made what they have today, one of the largest Jack Farms in the world.
     Colonel Hineman paid high tribute to the women of his family, his wife and daughter-in-laws [sic]. He said, "No man can claim all the glory of his success for it is the encouragement of a good helpmate to always go forward and never turn back that leads him to the top." Colonel Hineman said, "Through the will of God, and their good fortune, the one time family of two has branched out to be a family of fifteen. Still working together." Mrs. Elmer E. Stormont paid a tribute to the Hineman's and Mr. Dorsey Hutchins spoke of the high esteem in which the family held for their family friendships.
     Col. and Mrs. Herbert T. Hineman homesteaded in Lane county in October, 1885. They built a sod house ten miles south and one mile west of Dighton, or one-half mile south of Jim McCoy's. In this home George and Albert were born. Col. Hineman voted at the first election held in the county and has not missed voting in every general election since 1885.
     Colonel and Mrs. Hineman received a great number of greetings in the form of cards, messages and flowers from friends all over the state. Mr. and Mrs. George Hineman and family presented them with an upright piano, Mr. and Mrs. J.A. Hineman and family with a seventy-two place Community Plate silver set, the First National bank with a Seth Parker chime clock. The guests presented a gift of an Irish Linen Banquet Cloth and Napkins, other gifts received were lace table cloth and matching scarf, bath set, luncheon set and several boxes of chocolates.
     The guests included: Mr. and Mrs. H.T. Hineman, Mr. and Mrs. J.H. Cavanaugh, Mr. and Mrs. D.J. Hutchins, sterling, Kans., John Stormont, Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Stormont, Mr. and Mrs. Virgil Lewis, Mr. and Mrs. Glen Paris, Mrs. Effie West, Mrs. Ora D. Smeltzer, Mrs. Oma Crawley Peck, Miss Bridget Murphy, Miss Grace Stormont, Miss Virginia Lewis, Mr. and Mrs. Arie Boltz, Mr. and Mrs. C.M. Rose, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Hyames, Ory West, Mr. and Mrs. George Hineman and children, Kalo, Dick, Herbert, Reta Jean and Rachel, Mr. and Mrs. Albert Hineman and children, Helen, John, Alberta and Florence.

[Herbert T. Hineman and Dora Phillips were married May 20, 1885 in Gallia County by Jesse Ingels.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
May 6, 1935
Transcribed by Henny Evans

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