Mr. Mrs. Benjamin Wallin Married 67 Years
67th Anniversary of the Wallins
Relatives and Friends Gather at Home of Mr. and Mrs.
Benjamin Wallin to Observe the Event
Stanton, April 20--A group of
relatives and friends gathered at the home of Mr. and Mrs.
Benjamin Wallin Saturday evening to celebrate their 67th
wedding anniversary. They received gifts of cards and
flowers. They had the pleasure of having two of their
children with them for the event--Miss Mayme Wallin, who
stays at home, and their son, Alvin Wallin, who with his
daughter Lavose, came from Los Angeles, California to
celebrate the event. Their other two children; Carl Wallin
lives in Los Angeles, and Vance Wallin in Las Vegas,
Refreshments were served from the
dining room table, which was laid with a lace cloth and
centered with a bouquet of cut flowers and pink tapers.
Their granddaughter, Miss Lavose Wallin, served as dining
room hostess. A few remarks by Rev. A. Leonard Smith and a
prayer, and group singing, accompanied by Miss Lavose
Wallin, constituted the brief program rendered.
Mr. and Mrs. Wallin, 90 and 86
years old, respectively, have the distinction of being the
oldest married couple in the community, and have been
members of the Lutheran church since 1882. They were
married in Bethesda April 15, 1877, by Rev. B. M. Halland,
and after residing on a farm near there for five years,
moved to Stanton in 1882, and have lived at their home
near the Lutheran church for the past 62 years. Besides
their four children they have three grandchildren and one
great-grandchild. About 30 guests were present to enjoy
THE SUN, Red Oak,
Iowa, Thursday, April 20, 1944