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Fifty years ago today, May 27 th, Ansel Northup and Miss Lavina McCall were united in marriage by Justice Steven Cottrell, in Harrison Township at the home of the bride’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. James McCall, farm people of that section. There was quite a large wedding and a good time was enjoyed by all. Of those who were present on that occasion there were recalled: Alexander and Josiah McCall, brothers of the bride, and sister, Mrs. Martha Niday, wife of Dempsey Niday of Clay Lick. These with the following all met today, Tuesday, at Mr. Northup’s on Third avenue to celebrate the rounding of a half century of years: There were the groom’s brothers, Henry and Darius Northup, and sisters, Mrs. Mary Cottrell and Margaret Skinner, West Virginia.
The following children were present, there never having been any [???]aths: Maria, wife of Mr. Jap Niday; America, wife of Jacob Baker; Mary, wife of Philip Pickens; Mrs. Morgan Blessing, Mrs. Vossie (Vausie) Sparks, James and Hibert Northup, and Mrs. Osa Gauvey, New York, 17 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren—Mrs. Zelda, wife of Eugene Kerns, and husband, and Mr. Ross Niday and wife.
The entire number present were about forty. The dinner they sat down to was well prepared, well served and elegant and the day was one of great pleasure. Mr. and Mrs. Northup are both in the enjoyment of excellent health and still are able to enjoy life and the pleasures of social exchanges with their relatives and hosts of friends who will wish them a return of many more anniversaries.
Mr. Northup’s age in now 73 and that of his wife 69, and two better old people do not abide with us.
(Transcribed from a newspaper article, undated.)