Baker, Rev. W. N. & wife - Silver Wedding
Posted By: Linda Ziemann, volunteer (email)
Date: 7/10/2022 at 17:56:21
[1950 Newspaper article]
Reverend & Mrs. W. N. Baker Celebrate
Silver Wedding Anniversary in Ireton.
Ireton, Oct. 4: Reverend and Mrs. W. N. Baker, of the Ireton Methodist church celebrated their Silver Wedding Anniversary last Friday, Sept. 29, at their home in the Methodist parsonage in Ireton.
When Reverend Baker and Miss Margret Held were married Sept. 29, 1925, in the home of Mr. and Mrs. G. E. Held of Hinton, he was a widower with 5 children.
This accounts for the fact that the family gathering at noon consiste4d of 3 sons, 1 daughter, 3 daughters-in-laws and 10 grandchildren.
The only ones unable to be present were the son-in-law, Rev. J. L. DeGarmo of Lake View, who was detained by an official church meeting, two of his children and one son and wife, Mr. and Mrs. Francis A. Baker, of Houston, Tex.
Rather an unusual event was the baptismal service at the church at 3 p.m., when Rev. Baker had the unique honor of baptizing three of his grandchildren, Elizabeth Gay Baker, daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Weldon N. Baker of Emporia, Kans., Dale Hawthorn Baker, son of Mr. and Mrs. Carl E. Baker of Moville, and Cheri Lou Baker, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Philip Baker of Harcourt.
The Bakers held “open house” from 3 to 5 p.m. and from 8 to 10 p.m.
In the evening hours, the local congregation, supplemented by friends from Seney and Hinton made the open house a tightly packed house. It was almost a case of hanging out the windows.
The evening was spent socially, the efficient ladies of the congregation taking over in the kitchen and serving a delicious lunch to the guests.
During the evening, Mr. Lloyd Simons, speaking for the congregation, spoke words of appreciation and presented the Bakers with a box containing 50 silver dollars. Both Mr. and Mrs. Baker responded in well-chosen words. It was day that will be remembered.
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