Cornelius Morris Golden Wedding
attempt the of proposed notes. the for the ) to Of Cornelius Morris and Wife Is Celebrated. THE WORTHY OLD COUPLE Are Greeted by a Host of and Old Friend*. Mr and Mrs. Cornelius Morris oÂ£ 520 East William street celebrated their golden wedding anniversary Wednesday, May 18, at the old home place, five miles southwest of the city. Cornelius Morris and Miss Mangaret Cox weie married fifty years ago by 'Squire B. E. Austin. Mr. Morris was then a stalwart youth of 23 years and bride, the belle of the neighborhood, was 1C. Only six who witnessed the cere mony arc now living and three of wcie present at the fiftieth anniverwir; of the event and enteied into the celebration with almost as much interest they did the first. They were Mrs. Sara] .Ward and Mr. oitd Mrs. George M. 1 Tlie other three witnesses living are 1 Ann King, Mis. Zenith McDunie Jerome Cox. All six are resident ex- was m Mr. Morris' father was quite well (and Jerome Cox. All six are resident of Macon county. Cornelius Morris was born in Pickn way county, .nfev Circlevflte, 0., an came to Decatur in December, 1838. Miss Margaret E. Cov was born in con county, near the place where she her husband first went to housekeeping. in Into was A. A. his appointment Cornelius was given a few acres of soil on which to begin hi? career of success. Cornelius built a little cottage of three rooms and it was in thnt same home that the fiftieth wedding ajitai- versary dinner was served Wednesday. But there is another bouse that has added to the improvements of the plare. It in a large brick structure of nine and the patch of prairie soil on which began their married life has increased a farm of 300 acre 1 ! of a* fine lÂ°nd ,i! there is in the county, and the improvements are of the best. Mr. Morris also .owns several properties in Decatur. Ten children were born to Mr. and Morrii. three of whom are dead Theie are sixteen grandchildren. The children present were Mrs. C. W. Frew, meat eldest, C W. Frew, v.ho but a few ago left to join the army and is Chattanooga, Mr. Morris is now 72 years old, his \iife is GG. They are still hnle hearty nnd do not look as old as They were given a present of $10 in by their seven children. Residws (this there were many other presents. There vas a large company present and the bountiful atmhersary dinner a e\erythinfc the market nffoids troops f n e a ay W as thoroughly enjoyed by all.