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Mr. & Mrs. Augustus Dillon, 50th Anniversary, 1944


Posted By: S. Ferrall - IAGenWeb volunteer
Date: 6/13/2014 at 15:13:36

Volga City, Ia. - On August 6, 1894, 50 years ago today in St. Mary's Church at Strawberry Point, Ia., Miss Ada Hines became the bride of Augustus Dillon. Attending the couple were Dr. B.J. Dillon, of Waukon, Ia., and Mrs. Margaret Carpenter of Long Beach, Calif. The Rev. Thomas Lowe performed the ceremony.

The celebrants and their children and families will attend Mass at the Sacred Heart church in Volga City this Sunday morning, after which a picnic dinner will be served at the Dillon home. Open house will be held all day and during the evening for friends of the couple.

Both Mr. and Mrs. Dillon are in fair health and able to keep on with their regular activities. Both lived near Strawberry Point as children and spent their married lives on a farm noth of there. In 1941 they retired and moved to Volga City.

They are the parents of ten children: Mrs. Dave Kenneally, Elkader; Mrs. Charles Otterbeck, Volga City; Mrs. Lawrence Burns, Lamont; Lloyd, Wesley, Clair, Paul and Mrs. Selmer Olson, all of Strawberry Point; Reid, with the United States Navy, and George, with the United States Army somewhere in France.

Mr. and Mrs. Dillon have 26 grandchildren and nine great-grand-children. One granddaughter died in infancy.

~Dubuque Telegraph-Herald, Sunday morning edition, August 6, 1944 (the photo below accompanied the article)


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