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1946 - 1947
Aug. 16, 1946 SOUFFRANT Anniv.
Mr. and Mrs. August SOUFFRANT observed their fiftieth wedding anniversary Thursday, July 25, 1946 as their home on Champion Hill, Sturgeon. Many friends and relatives called during the afternoon and evening to extend congratulations. A light lunch was served. They received many gifts and cards.
Mr. and Mr. SOUFFRANT were married July 25, 1896 in McDonald [Pa] by Squire R. J. COOK and have been residents of Sturgeon the last 45 years. They are the parents of four sons and one daughter, Alex SOUFFRANT, Indianola, Henry SOUFFRANT of Carnegie, William SOUFFRANT of Noblestown, and August SOUFFRANT, Jr., at home, and Josephine the wife of Joseph DUFOUR of Sturgeon.
|Aug. 30, 1946
Oakdale Couple Married 50 Years
Mr. and Mrs. Adam MORITZ of North Highland avenue, Oakdale, will observe their fiftieth wedding anniversary August 30 in their home. The day will be spent quietly because of the illness of Mrs. MORITZ. With them will be their daughter Mrs. Arthur SCHOLLAERT, and family of Beaver Falls.
Mr. and Mrs. MORITZ have resided in Oakdale 36 years, having come here from Brooklyn, N.Y.
Mr. MORITZ celebrated his 74th birthday August 28.
|December 27, 1946
Midway Couple Married 50 Years
Mr. and Mrs. Charles BISH celebrated their golden wedding anniversary Saturday, December 14, in their home in Midway. They received many cards and congratulations from friends and neighbors. Members of their family gathered for dinner in the evening. A tiered cake centered the table where places were laid for the following: Mr. and Mrs. Stanton WELSH, Hampton BISH, and Mr. and Mrs. Charles NOURIGAT, all of Midway; Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth MENEELY and daughter and William PROUDFIT of Jewett, Ohio, and Miss Margaret BISH and Mr. and Mrs. Alfred BAILEY and son of Pittsburgh.
|August 8, 1947
Observe 47th Wedding Anniversary
A supper was held on July 27 in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Martin STRUPEK, McDonald, the occasion being their 47th wedding anniversary. Present were Mr. and Mrs. Morrell ENGLAND of Columbus, Ohio, Mrs. and Mrs. Frank STRUPEK and children, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph STRUPEK and children, Mr. and Mrs. William BRIDGES and children, all of R. D. 1, McDonald. Mr. and Mrs. Martin STRUPEK and daughter Marie of West View, Mr. and Mrs. Harold WINTER and daughter Jane Ann of McDonald, and Mr. and Mrs. Frank URBANIC of Midway.
|July 11, 1947
Couple Celebrates 59th Anniversary
Mr. and Mrs. J. A. MATCHETT of Midway observed their 59th wedding anniversary at a family gathering Thursday, July 3, in the home of their son, Joseph A. MATCHETT, Jr., Prospect street, Midway. Refreshments were served by Mrs. MATCHETT, Jr., at 9:30 p.m., the hour at which the honor couple was married 59 years ago. Present were Mr. and Mrs. John BAMFORD and daughters Miss Eleanor, Miss Dorothy, Miss Shirley, and Miss Esther of near Midway; Mr. and Mrs. Neal S. MATCHETT and son Wayne of Candor, and Miss Mary and Miss Alpha CHISHOLM of Clinton. Mr. and Mrs. S. D. MATCHETT and daughter Miss Edith of Jeanette were unable to attend the celebration but spent the weekend with their parents.
Mrs. MATCHETT, the former Blanche STROUSS, was born May 14, 1868, six miles west of Clinton. Mr. MATCHETT was born May 14, 1866 in Robinson township, Washington county. They were married July 3, 1888 in the Sharon Presbyterian church at Carnot by the Rev. John M. MERCER. From the time of their marriage they lived in Clinton until 1901 when they moved to their home farm in Robinson township where Mr. MATCHETT followed farming until his retirement in 1945 when he and Mrs. MATCHETT moved to Midway.
Mr. and Mrs. MATCHETT have three sons, Neal S. MATCHETT of Candor,
Samuel D. MATCHETT of Jeanette, and Joseph A. MATCHETT of Midway and one
daughter, Zula, the wife of John D. BAMFORD, of near Midway. There are
13 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. A daughter, Miss Eleanor,
died in 1919 at the age of 25 years.
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