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and St. Xray Internally. Mr. and Mrs. Dever Have 64th Wedding Date who of department past, has having handles district the of entire has a to old- help and The many local friends of Mr. Mrs. John Dever of Los Angeles pioneer residents of Chehalis, will be Interested to learn that this couple had the rather unusual honor celebrating their 64th wedding anniversary early in AprIL A recent Issue of a LOB Angeles paper published the pictures of Mr. and Mrs. and the following description of the event: "Mr and Mrs. John Dever were married April 3, 1866 at St. Marys church. Portage City, Wisconsin. Yesterday (April 3, 1930) their sixty- fourth wedding anniversary, was commemorated at a devout Thanksgiving Mass at St. Columbkille s church, 64th and Main streets where they have been regular communicants since coming to Los Angeles over seven years ago. "Mr. and Mrs. Dever came to America with their parents as children, their acquaintance dating from school days in Wisconsin. Â·'John Dever was born in Donegal County, Ireland, February 15, 1838, having passed his ninety-second milestone a month or so ago. Mrs. (nee Jane A. Dixon) was born, in Dublin, April 7, 1844 and will be eighty-six next Sunday. Both old people are in good health though Dever is more active. He walks the ten blocks from bis hime to attend daily Lenten services, not having missed once since March 5th. He walks with a lively stride and disdains the use of a cane. He wears glasses for reading only although frequently he reads without them. "At the outbreak of the Civil War, Mr. Dever answered President Lincoln's call for 300,000 men. He enlisted in the llth Regiment, Wisconsin Volunteers, and was one of survivors of Company H, (of a total of 115 men) to be mustered out at the completion of his three year enlistment period. He re-enlisted at Indianola, Texas, as a Veteran-Volunteer, serving 1 until September 29, 1865, making a total of four years and one month that he gave to the cause of the Union. "Mr. Dever became a member of the G. A. R. in 1874 and was an active member and officer in Joe Hooker Post No. 25 at Chehalis, Washington, where he lived from 1889 until coming to Los Angeles. Ten children were born to Mr. and Mrs. Dever, five of whom survive. t Three are here in Los Angeles. There are six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Mr. and Mrs. Dever maintain their own household at7015 South San Pedro street, together with a bachelor son."