BioA: Erickson, Mr./Mrs. Alfred M. (Gold – 1967)
Surnames: Erickson, Geary, Nordby, Wardwell
---------Source: OWEN ENTERPRISE (Owen, Clark County, Wis.) 16 Nov 1967
Erickson, Mr./Mrs. Alfred M. (Gold – 7 NOV 1967)
An open house was held at 5 p.m., Saturday, November 11, 1967, was the occasion for celebrating the 50th wedding anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. Alfred M. Erickson, Curtiss (Clark Co., Wis.).
The celebration took place in the St. Paul Lutheran Church Parish Hall at Curtiss and about 300 relatives, friends and neighbors greeted the couple. Among them was a brother of Mr. Erickson, Cornel Erickson of Curtiss, who was one of the attendants when Alfred Erickson and the former Laura J. Geary were married on November 7, 1917, by the Rev. H.P. Nordby at Abbotsford.
Mrs. Erickson had a corsage of yellow and rust chrysanthemums and her husband a yellow boutonniere. Until retirement in 1961, Mr. Erickson was a cashier at the Owen-Curtiss State Bank, a position he began in 1927. He and his wife are members of St. Paul's Lutheran Church. Both enjoy good health and he still pursues his hobby, that of fishing.
Mr. and Mrs. Erickson are the parents of two children, Dr. John M. Erickson, a professor at St. Cloud State College, St. Cloud, Minnesota, and Mrs. H.J. (Ethel) Wardwell, receptionist at St. Francis Hospital in La Crosse. There are six grandchildren
Mr. Erickson was born in Curtiss on March 13, 1893, and his wife on November 7, 1897, at Chaseburg. Their parents were Iver and Helen Erickson and John A. and Mathilda Geary. He received his education at Midway Grade School, Owen High School and Eau Claire Business School. Mrs. Erickson attended schools at Chaseburg.
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