Vintage Photos to Share
Gerald D. (Jerry) Hobson
7 N. Park Place, Apt. 31
Painesville, OH 44077-3453
Husband: Lemuel Andrew Vandruff, "Lem"
Wife: Lucretia Emily Chambers
Photo on file, taken at a family picnic in celebration of the 50th
wedding anniversary of Lemuel & Lucretia Vandruff, married June
11, 1882. The photo was taken on June 12, 1932 at the Arapahoe,
Nebraska, City Park. At the time the photo was taken, Lemuel and
Lucretia lived across the street from the park. Transcription of
article from unidentified and undated newspaper clipping in the
collection of Arla Vandruff Yost.
Mr. and Mrs. L. A. Vandruff celebrated their Golden wedding
anniversary at Arapahoe on Sunday, June 12. Approximately one
hundred persons, relatives of Mr. and Mrs. Vandruff, gathered at the
park at noon, where a sumptuous dinner was served cafeteria style.
The afternoon was spent with visiting and congratulations were
received at the home, which was decorated in gold and white and
flowers were arranged in attractive bouquets about the rooms. Ice
cream and cake were served in the late afternoon and a large wedding
cake made the table colorful and pleasing.
Mr. and Mrs. Vandruff received over fifty dollars in gold from their
sons and other relatives and the honor guests were presented their
gifts in a small gold paper basket. A picture of the group was taken
in the afternoon by Mr. Harris. Mr. and Mrs. Vandruff were married
on June 11, 1882, in Gosper county, north of Holbrook, and have been
valuable residents of this community for a great number of years.
Those who came from a distance were: A. P. Vandruff of Fremont, Mr.
and Mrs. C. P. Vandruff and daughter, Mae Beth, of Holbrook; Mr. and
Mrs. Clyde Vandruff, Wayne, Joyce, Dwight and Lois of Holbrook; Mr.
and Mrs. N. A. Decker, daughters Phyllis, Jeanette and Shirley of
Elwood; Jack Chambers of Elwood; Mr. and Mrs. Roy Cox and son Orin
of Elwood; Mr. and Mrs. R. A. Haney and Carol of Lexington; Mr. and
Mrs. Bill Haney and sons, Billy and Teddy, M. E. Chambers and
daughter Myrtle of Elwood; Mr. and Mrs. C. H. Vandruff of Oakland,
Iowa, Mr. and Mrs. Bryce Vandruff and children, Blythe, Evelyn,
Audrey and Bryce Dale of Broadwater; Mr. Oscar Vandruff of Elwood;
Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Vandruff and children, Arla Merle and Charles
Willard, of Holbrook; Mr. and Mrs. John Fitzsimmons of Elwood; Mr.
and Mrs. Orval Robinson of Denver, Colo.; Mr. and Mrs. Leonard
Vandruff of Council Bluffs, Iowa; Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Thomas of
Gothenburg; Mr. and Mrs. Ray Snyder and children, Jerome, Jeanette,
Bernita, Harriett; Mr. and Mrs. Lyman Vandruff and daughters, Helen
and Jean; Mr. and Mrs. Frank Henry and Anita Gene; Mr. and Mrs. Will
Chambers and children, Hervey and Viva; Mr. and Mrs. R. Hambidge,
Marjorie and Richard; Mr. and Mrs. George Dunlap and Charles; Mr.
and Mrs. Hervey Snyder, Mary Jane, Richard, Robert and Margaret Ann;
Mr. and Mrs. Otto Tull, Itha, Leo and Bobby; Mr. and Mrs. S. O.
Vandruff, Lucy and Zelda; Mr. and Mrs. Arch Hambidge, Dorothy,
Donald and baby Dolores Ann; Mr. and Mrs. Walter Breinig; Mr. and
Mrs. J. P. Snyder; Mr. and Mrs. Everett Chapman, Gerald and
Genevieve; Mrs. Gladys Monroe and Yvonne; Mr. and Mrs. J. W.
Hambidge, Evelyn Doris and Robert, all of Arapahoe. (6/10/96)
Children, left to right, seated on the ground, front row: Lois
Vandruff Peterson, Helen Vandruff Thomas, Blythe Vandruff Thacker,
Donald Hambidge, Richard Snyder, Bryce Dale Vandruff, Anita Gene
Henry, Audrey Vandruff Kloch. Yvonne Monroe, Genevive Chapman,
Gerald Chapman, Evelyn Vandruff Hamilton, Mae Beth Vandruff
Rutledge, Jean Vandruff Kumpf, Arla Vandruff Yost, Charles Willard
Second row, seated, left to right: Samuel Oscar Vandruff, Charles
Henry Vandruff, Oscar Chambers, Lucy Chambers, (Unknown), Katherine
Boulton Vandruff, (Unknown), Lemuel Vandruff (holding hat), Jack
Snyder (holding hat), Cynthia Snyder, Bessie Dunlap, Marlo Cox (last
Identities for those standing are uncertain, but I have a numbered
key which I can provide to anyone who is interested, which covers
many of those standing. Not pictured, Lucretia Chambers Vandruff,
wife of Lemuel, who was ill at the time of the photo.
Copyright © 2008
ASC - NEGenWeb Project