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Mr. and Mrs. M.J. Perington, 50th Anniv., 1906


Posted By: S. Ferrall - IAGenWeb volunteer
Date: 6/27/2015 at 21:17:48

Wedded Fifty Years
Mr. and Mrs. Milton J. Perington of Oakland Valley pass the Half-Century Mark of Married Life in Health and Peace

Six children - sixteen grandchildren - four great grandchildren Spring from Iowa Wedding of February 16, 1856

As the fiftieth anniversary of the marriage of Mr. and Mrs. M.J. Perington of Oakland Valley which occurred Friday February 16, 1906, was not made the occasion of a gathering of friends, as is frequently done, a mention of the anniversary in our columns becomes even more desirable, that the event may not pass unnoticed.

Milton John Perington was born in the state of Ohio on April 7, 1830* and Olive Carolyn Pardee was born in Pennsylvania on February 16, 1838. They were married at Rossville, Iowa, on Mrs. Perington's eighteenth birthday, February 16, 1856. The have made Iowa their home permanently since 1871.

Six of the nine children born to them still survive - Mrs. Edwin Sands, Belmond; Mrs. Geo. Stewart, Iowa Falls; Mrs. S.N. Cleveland, Alden; Mrs. O.C. McClintock, Rossville; W.W. Perington, Oakland Valley and Mrs. McMurry, Kerkhoven, Minnesota.

There are sixteen grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Mr. Perington has an honorable record for service in the Civil war. He was mustered into service August 13, 1871 as a member of Company G, 29th Regiment Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry, promoted to the post of corporal and mustered out at Shreveport, La., June 25, 1865. The photographs are recent.

~The Alden Times, Alden, Iowa, Friday, February 23, 1906
*His obit gives 1828


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