ANNIVERSARY OF CHARLES E. AND ELLEN S. MINTER CLEMENT, Friday, April 19, 1946 Large Crowd of Friends Gathered at the Fiftieth Wedding Anniversay of Mr. and Mrs. Clement Mr. and Mrs. Charles Clement observed their golden wedding anniversary at their home on Sunday afternoon with open house beginning at two o'clock. Guests began to arrive early and throughout the remainder of the afternoon many relatives and friends of this estibmable couple came to offer their congratulations and best wishes. A total of 142 persons signed the guest register. Tea was served from a lace covered table, spread in the dining room. Yellow flowers and tall yellow tapers in crystal candlebras formed the centerpiece for the occasion. There were two cakes. One was a two-tiered angel food cake topped by a miniature bride and groom, the other, a large white cake with the wording "50th Wedding Aniversary" in gold lettering. Mrs. Clement, the "bride" wore a corage of yellow roses. The "groom" wore a single yellow rose in his lapel. Vases of cut flowers decorated the living room and dining room. Charles E. Clement and Miss Ellen S. Minter were married in Montgomery City, Mo., April 15, 1896, by the Rev. C.C.Hill. They have lived all their married life in and around Wellsville, where they have many friends. They are the parents of seven children, namely: Calvin, Mrs. Horace S. Skinner, Charels, Ruth, Harris, Mrs. Maynord Kropp, and Joseph Clement. A son, Beverly, died in January 1944. During the half century that they have maintained their home it as been open at all times to their children and also their friends. There is seldom a Sunday that some of the Clement children who live away from Wellsville do not drive home to see their parents. The congeneiality and loyalty of the parents and children and the hospitatlity of the home are often commented on by those who know the family best. Mr. and Mrs. Clement are long-time members of Bethel and the Wellsville Methodist Church. All the Clement children were present Sunday. Open house was not the only feature of the day at the Clement hme, scene of many a family get-to-together. Dinner was served to thirty-seven persons at the noon hour. Those from out of town who attended the celebration on Sunday were: Mr. and Mrs. L.O. Brower and children of St. Charles, MO., Mr. and Mrs. G. M. Brower and children, Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Potterfield, Mr. and Mrs. Walter Nowatny and children, Mr. and Mrs. Charles C. Thomas and Ronnie, Mrs. Ida Nowotny, Mr. and Mrs. Maynord Kripp and daughter, and Mrs. Louise Zelle, all of St. Louis; Mrs. Jese Fry, Alton Ill., Mr. and Mrs. H.P. Fry of New Flrence, Mrs. and Mrs. John Skinner of Marissa, Ill., Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Pine and children of Bellflower, Mr. Frank L. Hill and Mrs. Walter High of Moberly, Edwin Minter, Jr., of Columbia, Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Bisop of Montgomery City, and the followin all of Mexico, Mr. and Mrs. George Rodhouse, Leo Ferry, Mr. and Mrs. George McCord and children, Mr. and Mrs. Horace Skinner, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Clement and sons, Miss Ruth Clement, and Harris and Joseph Clement.
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