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The Globe Gazette
Mason City, Cerro Gordo County, Iowa
Saturday, August 26, 1939

Mark Anniversary

Mr. and Mrs. W. H. [William Halstaff and Loverna Della "Vernia" (POTTER)] BOARD, 1417 Virginia avenue northeast, will celebrate their golden wedding anniversary Monday with open house at their residence from 2:30 o'clock to 9 o'clock.

Mr. and Mrs. BOARD were married Aug, 28, 1889, in West Bend, Wis., and settled on a farm about 2 miles south of Hanford. They later sold this farm and purchased another 5 miles north of Mason City in 1896 and later sold this and bought 18 acres northeast of Mason City in 1903 where they made their home.

In 1916 Mr. and Mrs. BOARD sold their property to the Grand View Development company and the land was platted and is now known as the Highlands. Mr. BOARD purchased several lots from the company and he and Mrs. BOARD have made their home there since January, 1920.

They have two sons, Charles H. BOARD of Minneapolis and Will G. BOARD of Adams, Wis., and two daughters Mrs. S. M. McKEE of Mason City and Mrs. Ned TAYLOR of Nora Springs. One daughter Mrs. Jennie Van HORN is deceased. They have 16 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

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The day is also Mrs. TAYLOR'S birthday. A family picnic dinner had been planned for Sunday.

Transcription by Sharon R. Becker, March of 2011



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