Bio: Converse & Churchill Family Reunion (1884)
Contact: Roger C. Davis

Surnames: Converse, Churchill, Baker, Ness, Barker, Talford, Griffin, Stiles, Linton, Binder, Rankin, Belding

----Source: Eau Claire Daily Free Press (Eau Claire, Eau Claire County, Wis.) 6 Sept. 1884, Page 3

Delightful Occasion.

The picnic in the town of Brunswick yesterday which was made the occasion of a grand family reunion of the Converse and the Churchill families was a remarkable one in many respects. Sixty-four members of these families assembled at the hospitable home of Washington Churchill, in the town named, to celebrate the arrival in the city of relatives who for many years had been lost to the view of the members of the families residing here. The following list of those present at the picnic is complete:

Mr. H. E. Converse, Mrs. Emma Converse, Miss Eva Converse, Mr. Sam Converse, Mrs. Helen Converse, Miss Lillian Converse, Mr. Ralph Converse, Mr. Royal Converse, Mrs. Clarasa Converse, Mr. Willie Converse, Miss Effie Converse, Mr. George Converse, Mrs. Elenor Converse, Mr. Albert Converse, Mrs. Maggie Converse, Miss Zora Converse, Mr. Vinta Converse, Mr. Washington Churchill, Mrs. Lucinda Churchill, Mr. Wilber Churchill, Mr. Burney Churchill, Mr. B J Churchill, Mrs. B J Churchill, Miss Cora Churchill, Mr. Homer Churchill, Mr. Edward Churchill, Mrs. Clara Churchill, Mr. Arthur Churchill, Mr. Harry Churchill, Miss Hattie Churchill, Mr. Henry Churchill. Mrs. Jane Churchill, Mr. Willie Churchill, Mr. Ed Baker, Mrs. Bell Baker, Miss Edith Baker, Miss Lotta Baker, Miss Bessie Baker, Mr. Thomas Ness, Mrs. Martha Ness, Miss Sarah Ness, Mr. and Mrs. Barker, Miss Jenny Talford, Mr. Albert Griffin, Mrs. Nell Griffin, Mr. Harry Griffin. Mrs. Hat Griffin, Mrs. Clara Griffin, Mr. and Mrs. L Stiles, Mr. Geo Linton, Mrs. Mary Linton, Miss Ida Linton, Mr. Arthur Linton, Mr. Gilbert Linton, Mr. Abe Binder, Mrs. Linna Binder, Miss Lona Binder, Mr. Lloyd Binder, Mr. Ed Rankin. Miss Metta Belding, Miss Lucy Baker.

The jollification was in all respects a complete success. An elegant repast was served, and various sports occupied the merry party until evening. The Eau Claire Cornet band was in attendance and furnished music throughout the day. Thos. Ness is credited with performing the duties of drum major.



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