BioA: Olson, Mr. & Mrs. John A. #2 (50th - 1932)
Contact: Marsha Hosfeld
Surnames: Olson, Strebe, Schwartz, Holck, Swenson, Juneau, Treat, Simerson, Broeren, Foxgrover, Hughes, Jenks, Hoffman, Perry, Daley, Brunkhorst
----Source: ABBOTSFORD TRIBUNE (Abbotsford, Clark Co., WI) 21 Jan. 1932
Olson, Mr. & Mrs. John A. (50th Anniversary - 17 Jan. 1932)
Mr. and Mrs. John A. Olson Celebrate Golden Wedding
Mr. and Mrs. John A. Olson celebrated their Golden Wedding Anniversary on Sunday, Jan. 17, 1932.
A family dinner was held at the home at which all the children were present except one daughter, Mrs. Al Strebe, who is in California. Four grand children and two great-grand children, besides relatives from out of town were also present.
The table looked lovely with a large wedding cake with candles as the center piece.
The home was gay with lovely flowers, gifts of friends and relatives. Many friends called at the home during the afternoon and evening to offer their congratulations and best wishes to Mr. and Mrs. Olson.
They were recipients of many beautiful gifts which testified to the esteem in which they are held in this community.
Mr. and Mrs. Olson are among the oldest residents of Abbotsford, having spent all their married life here.
Mr. Olson has been a member of the Masonic Lodge for many years and they received many calls from the brothers on this occasion.
Out of town guests were Mrs. Kate Schwartz, Mrs. Mabel Holck, and Mrs. Mary Swenson all of Hartland, Wis., sisters of Mr. Olson, Mrs. Otto Olson and son John from Waukesha.
Members of the family present were Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Olson and two sons of Wausau, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Juneau and son Donald of Chippewa Falls, Mr. and Mrs. Harry Treat, Mrs. Dell Olson and Mrs. Adelaid Simerson of Abbotsford, Mr. and Mrs. Ted Broeren and two sons of Medford. Mrs. Foxgrover of Wausau was also a guest.
On Tuesday evening Mr. and Mrs. Olson were guests of honor at a little informal party given by the officers and members of the Eastern Star Lodge of which Mrs. Olson was one of the first members.
A lovely lunch was served by the committee in charge. The table was decorated in yellow in keeping with the occasion, using yellow candles, and as a center piece a large yellow wedding cake beautifully trimmed and with a white wedding bell suspended above it.
Lunch was followed by a program arranged especially for the occasion consisting of songs, readings, and short talks given by Mr. and Mrs. Hughes, Mr. Jenks and Mr. Hoffman who presented a gift to the guests of honor in behalf of the O. E. S. Chapter.
The last number on the program was a clever little take off, given by Evelyn Perry, Ruth Perry, Grace Daley and Dolores Brunkhorst. Everyone enjoyed the laughter and fun created by this mirth provoking number.
A guessing contest followed, after which everyone had an opportunity to visit in the good old fashioned way.
The party closed with everyone wishing Mr. and Mrs. Olson many more wedding anniversaries.
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