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Mr. & Mrs. E.H. Sargent, 50th Anniversary, 1932


Posted By: Terry Sargent (email)
Date: 11/11/2010 at 19:32:22

Strawberry Point Couple Celebrate 50th Wedding Date

Special to the Gazette-Republican.

Strawberry Point ̶ Mr. and Mrs. E. H. Sargent were surprised Sunday when seventy relatives gathered at the State park in honor of their fiftieth wedding anniversary. At noon a picnic dinner was served. Two wedding cakes decorated with a miniature bride and bridegroom and made by their daughter and daughter-in-law, Mrs. E. C. Fink and Mrs. Emery Sargent, centered the table. Their nephew, B. R. Cole, presented the honored couple with a gift of money.

Ophelia Waite Sargent, youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Waite, was born in 1863 on a farm five miles southwest of town. She has one living sister, Mrs. George Benson of this place. She is a member of the R.N. of A. and the Auxiliary.

Mr. Sargent, youngest son of Mr. and Mrs. Emery Sargent, was born in 1860 on a farm two miles southwest of town. He has two living sisters and two brothers: Mrs. Harriet Dunsmore of Strawberry Point and Mrs. Charles Dunsmore of Fort Dodge, Ora Sargent of Cedar Rapids and Ira Sargent, a civil war veteran of Spencer.

Mr. and Mrs. Sargent have always lived at Strawberry Point. They were married at Prairie du Chien, Wis., May [27], 1882. They are the parents of nine children, all of whom were present at the celebration: Harford, Stanley, Elwin, Emery, Ralph and Mrs. C.C. Kimpston of Strawberry Point; Paul of Charles City, Leon of Arlington, and Mrs. E. C. Fink of Lamont. They also have sixteen grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
The following “corrected” information was penned onto this clipping by their daughter Lavera (Sargent) Fink: The year of their 50th Wedding Celebration “1932” was written below the heading of the article, the date of their marriage was changed in the 4th paragraph to the “27” and at the bottom of the article she wrote “married May, 27”. However, the year of their marriage 1882 given in the article is wrong and should have been changed to 1883.

•The announcement of their 50th Wedding celebration was originally published on page 2 of The Cedar Rapids Gazette and Republican, Volume 50 – number 143 Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Tuesday, May 31, 1932.

•Information contributed by Terry Sargent and Jean Sharff, the grandson and granddaughter of Emery and Julia Sargent.


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