Does your family throw a big parties? Have you had the good fortune to celebrate Golden Anniversaries in your family?
My first exposure to a Golden Anniversary celebration was for my grandparents: Leon and Winnie Crawford.
My grandparents celebrated with a reception held in the church.
Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Crawfordrequest the pleasure of your companyat a Reception in honour of theFiftieth Wedding Anniversary of their parentsMrs. and Mrs. Leon R. CrawfordSunday, the twenty-eight of Decembertwo o’clock in the afternoonUnited Methodist ChurchDodge City, Kansas
Clipping from Dodge City Globe saved by Winnie Crawford:To Have Open House — Mr. and Mrs. Leon Crawford,911 Second Ave., who are celebrating their Golden Wed-ding Anniversary, will be honored at an open houseDec. 28 from 2 to 4 p.m. in the First United MethodistChurch parlor. The couple was married Dec 24, 1919.Hosts for the occasion will be their son and family, Mr.and Mrs. Eugene Crawford, Marcia, David and Terry ofEmporia. The honorees request no gifts.
Leon R. Crawford, aged 25, and Winnie Curry, aged 16, applied for a marriage license in Dodge City, Kansas on the 22nd of December, 1919. Consent for Winnie Curry’s marriage was given by H. M. Curry. They were married on the 24th of December, 1919.
Their Marriage was reported on page one of the Dec. 26, 1919 issue of the Dodge City Daily Globe.
Dodge Young Folks Wed
Miss Winnie Currey became the Bride
of Leon Crawford Wednesday
Leon R. Crawford and Miss Winnie Currey were married here Wednesday. The ceremony was performed at the home of the bride’s brother at 712 Military avenue by the Reverend C. M. Gray at 7 o’clock Wednesday evening.
Mr. Crawford is the son of Mr. and Mrs. J. F. Crawford of 504 Avenue G. He has lived here since boyhood, was educated here and a few months ago was discharged from an honorable service with the army in the World War.
The bride is well known among the younger set here and is greatly admired by all her acquaintances.
Only relatives of the couple witnessed the ceremony Wednesday evening, but since that time they have been receiving many congratulations from their numerous friends here.