BioA: Phillips, Mr./Mrs. George (Gold Anniv –1910)

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Surnames: PHILLIPS HUTCHINGS MCKEAND

----Source: CLARK COUNTY REPUBLICAN & PRESS (Neillsville, Wis.) 01/27/1910

Phillips, Mr. & Mrs. George (Gold Anniv - 26 Jan 1910)

The home of Mr. and Mrs. Geo. N. Phillips on Grand Av., Neillsville, Clark County, was the scene of a large and happy gathering Wednesday afternoon and evening, Jan. 26, 1910, when they celebrated in most fitting manner the fiftieth anniversary of their wedding. The arrangements were such that about as many as could be conveniently seated in the dining room and otherwise comfortably entertained, assembled at noon, and again in the evening another large group of friends, among whom were many Odd Fellows and Rebekahs, met to round out the day of happy greetings and pleasant memories. The entire arrangements were most pleasantly carried out, notwithstanding the storm of snow that fell without. Within the comfortable home, all was warmth and welcome, joy and the glow of friendship. Many appropriate and tasty presents were brought, and the noon and evening banquets were "fit for a king". A singular fact in connection with the event is that it is the third golden wedding that has occurred in Mrs. Phillips’ family. Her parents passed the half century mark together, celebrating the event, and only last summer her sister, Mrs. S.E. Hutchings and husband, celebrated theirs. This speaks well for the family history in long life and domestic felicity. Mr. Phillips was born in Onondago Co., N.Y. When ten years old he came with his parents to Wis., coming by way of the Erie Canal and Great Lakes, and settled near Waukesha. There he was married to the "bride" of today, Mary S. McKeand, who was born at Rockford, Ill. In 1862 Mr. Phillips enlisted and served three years in the Civil War. At the close of the service he went back to farming and in 1872 they moved to Clark Co., where they have lived ever since, Mr. Phillips engaging in farming and carpentering, which trade he learned when young. They have an adopted daughter, Alice, who lives at home with them. They are still hale and hearty, and their many friends hope to see them enjoy together long years of comfort and happiness.

 

 


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