BioA: Buffington, Mr./Mrs. C. M. (10th 1882)

Contact: Roger C. Davis



Surnames: Buffington, McEntee, Day, Eldred, Shaw, Lee, Young, Smith, Bletcher, Putnam, McGrath, Kepler, Galloway, Lyman, Ingram, McCaslin, Newton, Carson, Dodge, Pinkham, Truax, Van Hovenburg, Deyarmon, Culver, Mason, Demorest, Johnson, Cass, Ingram, Smith, Gans, Larson, Stouch, Tobey, Rust, Gilbert, Bletcher, Rose, Swasey, Chamberlain, Stocking, McEntee, Kemp, Clark, Hayden, Wilcox, Briggs, French, Robbins, Hanson, Pugh, Daniels, Elder, Mayhew, Alexander, Latimer, Robinson, Ellison, Young, Thomas, Rust, Thompson, Van Resselner, Roony, Drummond, McMaster, Swift, Graham, Moore, Hamilton, Parr, Barry, McGrath, Bullard, DuLany, Lockwood, Eddy, Churchill, Newton, Roberts, Hoover, Winslow, Merrill, Duganne


----Source: Eau Claire Daily Free Press (Eau Claire, Eau Claire County, Wis.) July 12, 1882, Page 4


-Buffington, Mr./Mrs. C. M. (10th Anniv. July 1882)




A Very Large and a Very Much De-lighted Assemblage of Guests at the Residence of G. A. Buffington, on the Tenth Anniversary of the Marriage of Mr. and Mrs. C. M. Buffington.


The spacious residence of Mr. G. A. Buffington and the beautiful grounds grounds surrounding it was last night the scene of one of the most successful evening entertainments that has ever been given in Ean Claire. The occasion was the tenth anniversary of the marriage of Mr. and Mrs. C. M. Buffington, the former the capable secretary and superintendent of the Dells Improvement company and the eldest son of ex-Mayor G. A. Buffington. A large pavilion had been erected on the lawn north of the mansion, and lighted by gas jets supplied with gas through pipes from the cellar. The large lawn was brilliantly illuminated by Chinese lanterns and a spacious marquee occupied a portion of the grounds and was used as a smoking tent by the gentlemen. The guests numbered nearly two hundred, and, after an hour or two of social converse in the house, and after the bride and groom had been greeted with the usual compliments, the company spread over the grounds to spend a pleasant evening and dancing commenced. About eleven o'clock a sumptuous repast including water ices, ice cream, strawberries, meats, cake and invigorating coffee was served. About midnight a slight shower of rain interrupted the general harmony, but was of short duration, and dancing continued till a later hour. The proverbial hospitality of the household was fully sustained and the evening passed off happily and smoothly with all concerned. The array of presents displayed in the east drawing room was very large, only the most striking of which we mention herewith:


A crayon caracature portrait of the groom on tin, by Mr. W. H. McEntee.


A family dish-pan thirteen feet in circumference, by Drs. D. W. and H. L. Day.


A tin bonnet and tin hat for the bride and groom, by Mrs. Eldred.


A tin plug hat enclosing a brick with the inscription: "Within please find our opinion of each of you," by Mr. and Mrs. Geo. B. Shaw.


A large package labelled. "Not to be opened till July 12," by Capt. W. W. Lee, of Woodville.


A tin necktie for the groom by John Young.


A large water cooler by S. E. Smith.


"An Economist" oil stove by Bletcher, Putnam and McGrath.


A large tin scoop labelled, "To use in putting sugar in tansy," a sprinkler, "To put water in tansy," and a strainer, "Fortansy," by R. J. Kepler.


A beautiful toilet set from Drs. Galloway and Lyman.


A coffee pot from J. G. Ingram.


A jelly mould from S. W. McCaslin.


Three large trays from Mrs. Wm. Newton.


A set of dishes for baby from Infant W. L. Kepler.


A bisque chandelier from Wm. Carson


A very large number of presents, useful and handsome, besides those enumerated, were given, a complete list of which would be too long for publication.


The following is a list of the guests present, each of whom returned thanks for a most enjoyable entertainment:


A. L. Dodge and wife, J. J. Pinkham wife and daughters, Peter Truax and wife H. C. Van Hovenburg and wife, Ewing Deyarmon, Enos Culver and wife, Byron Buffington and wife, Geo. Mason and daughter, B. Demorest and wife, Wm. Johnson and wife, J. E. Cass and wife, H. H. Ingram, wife and daughters, Jno. S. Smith, Miss Jennie Gans, L.R. Larson, S. W. McCaslin and wife, Mrs. Eldred and daughter, Chas. Stouch and wife, C. E. Tobey, A. J. Rust, P. H. Gilbert, F. J. Bletcher, Geo. B. Shaw and wife, Mrs. John Rose, F. Q. Swasey and sister, Clarence Chamberlain, Mrs. Jno. B. Stocking, Mrs. David Truax, W.H. McEntee, Dr. Jno. Lyman, Miss Kitty Kepler, Jasper Kepler and wife, Thos. Kemp and wife, W. D. Clark and wife, S. S. Kepler and wife, H. H. Hayden and wife, S. W. McCaslin and wife, S. H. Wilcox and wife, Mrs. M. Briggs and daughter, Dr. E. C. French and wife, Miss Robbins, Wm. Carson, W. H. Smith and wife, Fred Hanson and sister, Mrs. W. T. Pugh, G. A. Buffington and wife, C. B. Daniels, J. M. Elder and wife, A. V. Mayhew and wife, Dr. Alexander and wife, L. E. Latimer and wife, Smith Robinson, Mrs. Ellison, L. J. Young and wife, Geo. Thomas and wife, Mrs. W. A. Rust, Geo. T. Thompson and wife, Elling Larson, Miss Emma Shaw, C. H. Van Resselner, John J. Roony, Miss Lillian Drummond, Jno. Young, Arthur Smith and wife, Hugh McMaster and wife, A. E. Swift, Capt. Lee, F. H. Graham, Frank Moore, James Hamilton, Dr. E. J. Parr, Geo. A. Barry, J. E. McGrath, W. L. Kepler and wife, L. Bullard and wife, D. L. DuLany, W. C. Lockwood, Wm. Eddy, J. C. Churchill and wife, Mrs. Wm. Newton, Daniel Roberts, Stephen Hoover, G. F. Winslow, Mrs. S. F. Merrill, W. E. Duganne and wife.








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