Grandma Ada Grandpa Guy 50th Anniversary
imt AND MRS. GUY SIMPSON (above) of Alexto will obMrve flieir SOth wedding analverMry on Saturday with an open lioase at the Norwood United Presbyterian Church. Friends and relatives are invited to call between the hours of 2 and 4 o'clock in the afternoon and 7 and 9 o'clock in the evening. The Simpsons were married Dec. 18, 1912, at the Norwood manse with Rev. William Vance officiating. Mrs. Simpson's brother-in-law and sister, Mr. and Mrs. Henry B. Johnson were also married the same day in 'a second ceremony read by the Itev. Mr. Vance. The same couple, Mrs. Charles Decker, the former Miss Myrtle Hall and the late Albert Hall served as attendants at each wedding. With the exception of a few years spent in Iowa, Mr. and Mrs. Simpson have lived most of their married life in Warren and Mercer couno ties where Mr. Simpson farmed. Later he worked at Midwest Manufacturing Co. They are the parents of two children, Mrs. Wendell (Lila) Brown of Gilson and Louis Simpson of Alexis. There arc five grandchildren and one great-grandchild. MR. AND MRS. HENRY R. JOHNSON (above) af OiadatMM, f«r> mer Oalesbar &KBldcnta will be honored at open hoaae noting their 50th wedding anniversary Sunday at Gladstone Methodiit Church. Relatives and friends are invited to call from 2 to 6 o'clock in the afternoon. Mr. and Mrs.' Johnson were marrlcii by Rev. William Vance in the manse of the Norwood Presbyterian Charch, Dec. 18, 1912 and were attended by Miss Myrtle Hall, now Mrs. Charles Decker, and the late Albert Hall who -also were attendants the same day at the wedding of Mrs. Johnson's brother-in-law and sister, the Guy Simpsons. The Johnsons have four sons, Cleo of Macomb, Harold, Gladstone, Donald of Galesburg and Bill of Pekin. They have eight grandchildren. The couple resided most of their married life in Galesburg where Mr. Johnson was an engineer on the C. B. and Q. Railroad. Since his retirement they resided in Tucson, Ariz, before moving to Gladstone. Mr. and Mrs. Johnson request no gifts.