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CDM-17-JUN-1975 - VanGelders Married 70 Years Yesterday Mr. and M...
VanGelders Married 70 Years Yesterday Mr. and M r s . Louis VanGelder of County Road 10 (Easl Canandaigua Townline R o a d ) celebrated their 70lh wedding anniversary. anniversary. They have m a n y happy memories and perhaps one of the best will be a family picnic held Sunday al Chapin. There some 40 members of the family gathered to honor the couple. A reporter stopped at their home last week-to take a picture picture of the couple. From the kitchen came the aroma of freshly baked bread. Seven loaves had already come from the oven and more were ready to be put in. Mr. VanGelder was mowing the front lawn, but stopped long enough for a piclure and to talk about his antique clock collection. "There is just never enough hours in the day to do all the things there are lo do around here," Mrs. VanGelder said as she put away some quilt blocks laying on top of her sewing machine and readied for the picture The couple were married June 16, 1905 in Detroit, Mich, They are natives of the Town of Gorham. She was the former Alma O'Loughlin and grew up just outside the village. He lived on a farm al Lincoln Hill Road. They decided Ihey wanted lo go away to get married and the train and steamboat ride to Detroit was quite an excursion for (he young couple. Why did they decide to go to Detroit? They just thought it would be a good place to go -- and different, different, they said. Upon their return, they lived at a farm on North Road Canandaigua. Then eight years later purchased the farm where they have since resided. Prior to World War I VanGelder left f a r m i n g to establish a machine tooling business. The workshop was set up in a barn and he and Mrs. VanGelder during the wars worked on government assigned products. He has since handled special tooling jobs, AFTER 70 YEARS of m a r r i e d l i f e Mr. and Mrs. Louis VanGelder of County Road 10 enjoy each day lo its fullest. She continues lo take care of household chores, bakes, and sews. He m a i n t a i n s the properly in addition lo working on clocks and occasionally accepts orders for imichinc- tooling. A copy of a picture (righl) shows them before their wedding on June IS, l!K5. (Messenger photos) with her assistance, and last month completed making a machine part for an area company. In a d d i t i o n to being a machinist, he has a large collection of clocks. Many are grandfather clocks for which he has assembled or repaired and made or refinished cabinets. There are also many table and wall clocks of all sizes and designs - again that he has either made or repaired. Every room of their home is filled with clocks. The licking and chiming of the hours is like a rhy Ihmned chorus. The VanGelders are parents . of two sons, Gordon S. of Canandaigua and John Alden Reed Corners, both of whom with (heir families hosted the family picnic Sunday along with Mr. and Mrs. Gordon VanGelder and Mr. and Mrs. Donald Rowe and families. They also have six grandchildren grandchildren and 17 great- grandchildren.

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  1. The Daily Messenger,
  2. 17 Jun 1975, Tue,
  3. Page 13

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