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Mr. & Mrs. Fred L. Williams, 50th Anniv., 1933


Posted By: LA, volunteer
Date: 6/3/2015 at 15:45:57

F.L. Williams' Are Wedded 50 Years
Lived in Grand Meadow Until 12 Years Ago

On Tuesday of next week, January 10th, Mr. and Mrs. Fred L. Williams of this city will reach an important epoch in their matrimonial life, their Golden Wedding anniversary. It will be fifty years ago that date that F. L. Williams and Miss Dora Pinney were married in Fond du Lac, Wis.

Immediately after their wedding they came back to Postville and began housekeeping on Grand Meadow Farm, a beautiful country estate four miles south of this city, which place during their incumbency of it sustained well the famed hospitality established by its forbears, Fred's parents, Judge and Mrs. Williams.

In 1920 Mr. and Mrs. Williams came to Postville and turned over the conduct of the farm to their son Victor and wife, who still operate the same.

And here Fred and his good wife continue to reside and enjoy the esteem and fellowship of the many friends they have made along the pathway of life.

Mr. and Mrs. Williams are the parents of six living children, Lester of Lewiston, Michigan; Richard of Phoenix, Arizona; Victor on the home farm; Mrs. Virginia Keyes of San Diego, Calif.; Mrs. Amy Gray of San Francisco, Calif.; Mrs. Rachel Lindsay of Lacombe, Canada.

Two children died in infancy, Joseph died as a senior at Ames and Hewitt made the supreme sacrifice during the World War and is buried in France. And it was the privilege of Mrs. Williams a few years ago to make the pilgrimage to France with the Gold Star mothers and visit the grave of her son.

No celebration of the golden wedding is being held owing to the weakened condition of Mrs. Williams, but the well wishes of many good friends will go out these worthy people in good measure with the hope that there yet remain for them numerous happy returns of their wedding day. With a host of friends the Herald joins in extending hearty felicitations.

(Postville Herald, 5 Jan. 1933 P 1 C 4)


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