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•i5^"^^225SSI252SBS25222222222Bi2iiS2«3^SB«5^S^S25^3 Uj2SS^^S5553^35^^H^^a^^B3»^i3C»»^^^^S5^S^Sl»5^C^^S' Mr. And Mrs. Max Schwartz To Observe Golden Wedding Thursday Mr. end Mrs. Max Schwartz observe their golden wedding wedding anniversary Thursday •where they are visiting their daughter, Mm Ion Muir, and tier children. The couple were living in Chicago Chicago when -they met at a New Year's party. She wa« Md»s Elizabeth Elizabeth George, engaged to be married to another young man, but when *he met Max Schwartz they became interested in each other immediately. Both are natives of Hungary. A Budapest native, she came to the United States in 1904 when riie was 15 to join 'her father Who came in 1888 and sent for the mother and the four younger younger children four years later. Elizabeth, the oldest child, was left in a convent in Budapest for two years 'before ehe joined the family in the mining town of Latrobe, Pa. "When I came to this country I knew but five English words," HOTO-HO {•lander For sale by A. B. EDSON, 209 G St. she recalled. She tpofct Hun* garian and German fluently but ran into difficulty in locating her parents when they did not meet her at the Latrobe railroad railroad station. On landing in New York she sent a telegram mistakenly mistakenly to 'the Post Office box instead of tihe home address of her parents. "I sat in the depot from 4 a.m. until almost 8 and cried over my (plight. Then the depot agent came and took me to someone who could speak Hungarian," she recounts. But three years (later, she had mastered itlhe English 'language and was employed as filing o'lork in a law office in Chicago, a position she held until a year after her marriage. Her husband, a native of Mis- kolcz, Hungary, came to New York when he was 25. "I heard italk of America and how much wealth there was here—I came for my share of it," he smiling- <ly remarked. Apprenticed in watchmaking when he was quite young, he had 'served in «he Hungarian Army before coming to this country. "European trained people were in demand in ibhe United States," he said, in telling of his first job with a New York firm where he assembled clocks. After After a year in New York, he mqved to Chicago in 1907, living living there until his retirement, when they moved *o Kerrvilile dn 1947. In 1914 he went to evening evening college classes for a year, training for a side line in optometry optometry jvihioh he practiced in his home after his day's work as watchmaker. Mr. and Mrs. Schwartz were married at the home of friends in 'Chicago in 1910. "Faith in God and happy com- panionsihip" were considered the most important requirements MACS SANITARY SERVICE Cesspool. Septic Tank Cleanout W*D for a long hapipy marriage, according according to Mrs. Schwartz. He considers "Love of wife and family and respect for each other" paramount in a happy marriage. Explaining why they decided to retire .in Kerrville, Mrs. Schwartz isaid, "I came here to visit my sister, Mrs. V. J. Sutdh in January of 1947. When I left Chicago there was deep snow, but when I got to Texas, I found warm sunny days when I did not even 'have to wear my coat." (She went back to convince convince her husband they must move to Kerrville. "We arrived here the following September." Besides being active in the women's work of ithe Presbyterian Presbyterian Church and a iSewing Club, Mrs. Schwartz finds time to crochet 'arid knit beautiful scarves, gloves and bootees. Her husband's pastotime is repairing watches and clocks. The Schwartz expect to return return from •their visit in Big Spring after Mother's Day. They plan to go to Chicago in June and visit their two sons, Dr. Andrew C. Schwartz, an optometrist, who lives in Alton, 111., and Dr. Maurice B. Schwartz of Chicago, who is a dentist, and their families. There are 10 grandchildren. $•$•<•

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  1. Kerrville Mountain Sun,
  2. 05 May 1960, Thu,
  3. Page 18

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