Mr./Mrs. Peter (Gold - 1889)
Surnames: Rasmussen, Lindquist, Jordan, Robeson, Sayles
----Sources: THORP COURIER (Thorp, Clark County, Wis.) 08/17/1939
Rasmussen, Mr./Mrs. Peter (Gold - 9 AUG 1889)
(From Wild Cherry Correspondent)
About 130 people greeted Mr. and Mrs. Peter Rasmussen on Wednesday afternoon, Aug. 9th, 1939 and helped them celebrate their golden wedding anniversary.
The home was decked with Fall flowers and baskets and vases of golden gladiolas and gifts from friends and neighbors. A splendid program appropriate for the affair was given. Their grandson Kenneth Robeson of Sharpsville, Ind., acted as master of ceremonies.
Mrs. Urquhart, John Amerling and Kenneth Urquhart opened the program with a song of greeting to Mr. and Mrs. Rasmussen. Walter Needham sang Silver Threads Among the Gold and Il Love Your Truly. Mrs. Bivans sang several selections accompanied by Mrs. Herbert May on the piano. Arvilla Anderson gave a tribute to the honored couple. Mrs. Amerling gave a reading, a tribute from Mr. Rasmussen to his wife, accompanied on the piano by Miss Gertrude Urquhart. Little Janet Lee Needham sang, Put on Your Old Grey Bonnet and the audience joined in the chorus. Mrs. Urquhart and her daughter, Miss Gertrude and Mrs. Fowler accompanied by Mrs. Amerling sang An Echo.
After the program a delicious lunch was served. A gold and white wedding cake centered the table.
They were presented with a purse of money and various other gifts from their many friends and a comfortable chair from their children.
Mr. and Mrs. Rasmussen were married August 9th, 1889 at Thorp (Clark Co., Wis.) by Rev. Preus, then pastor of the Lutheran Church in Eau Claire. They were attended by Mr. and Mrs. Eph. Lindquist, who were also married that day. They had eleven children. Two of them died. Those living are Mrs. Jim Jordan of Longview, Wash., Mrs. Lyle Robeson of Sharpsville, Ind., Axel, Walter and Everett of Kelso, Wash., Carl of Thorp, Robert and Mabel of Stanley, Mrs. Donald Sayles of Eidsvold. They lived on a farm near Thorp for some time but for the past 38 years have resided on the present farm.
They have 25 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Those from away attending were, Walter Rasmussen and family of Kelso, Wash., Mr. and Mrs. Lyle Robeson and son Kenneth, and George Woolbridge of Sharpsville, Ind., Mrs. Richard Fowler and children Jane and James, of Hammond, Ind., Mrs. Mary Johnson, Minnie Johnson and Helen Anderson of Taylor Falls, Minn., Mrs. Alice Yoder of Jump River, and many others from Thorp and Stanley.
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