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Mr. & Mrs. George Benson, 50th Anniversary, 1935


Posted By: Terry Sargent (email)
Date: 12/30/2010 at 21:14:02

Mr. and Mrs. George Benson were surprised Sunday when thirty relatives gathered at their home in honor of their Golden Wedding anniversary. A picnic dinner was served at noon. Mrs. Benson, nee Eva Waite, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Waite was born at County Corners, March 29, 1859. She has one sister Mrs. E. H. (Ophelia) Sargent of Strawberry Point.

George Benson, son of Mr. and Mrs. Fayette Benson was born near Rochester, Minn., Dec 31, 1855. When about five years of age he moved with his parents to a farm near Strawberry Point. He has one sister, Miss Hattie Benson of Strawberry Point.

They were married at Waterloo, January 29, 1885. To this union two daughters were born: Ms. Genie Burgett of Strawberry Point and Mrs. Golda Dittmer of Oelwein. They have six grandchildren and one great grandchild. After the death of Mrs. Burgett in 1920 they kept house for their son-in-law and reared the children for nine years. Six years ago they moved to town where they have since resided.

~This announcement of the Bensonís 50th wedding celebration appeared on pg. 6 of the Oelwein Daily Register, Oelwein, Iowa on Friday, February 15, 1935


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