Article about the Shreve reunion

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Through news R. and T. from a and -to gave in all traveled had already to a in a from state along much a- political free a falling felt Oi entire the and result capital, the about over would and in rally at we of into local from or making Kentucky. on all Pleaeaut family Uatherla^al Benja- wlu MhwveV. The eleventh annual Shrove reunion was held last Thursday, August G, the residence of Benjamin Shi-eve, and one-half miles east of Damascus. Relatives and friends to the number 80 were present. They began driving in from different directions at 10 and at 1 o'clock, when all had dinner was served under the shade trees laden with frnit. Appetites \vere sharpened by the tempting viands all partook with a hearty relish. At 2:30 p. in. the reunion was to order by the preaideut, B. S. A hymn was sung and prayer was offered by Rev. G. B. Malmsberry. Short addresses of welcome were then delivered by B. T. Shi eve and Evan The secretary being absent Mits Shreve wa called upon to act in capacity. The roll was then called minutes of the previous meeting read A number of new names were added the roll, among whom from a distance were James Crew of Washington. D. C., Mr-. Lewis Cattell, son and daughter from Pearl. Neb., and Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Shreve from Shreve. 0., this being their first attendance. A recent marriage also added the name of one moie. A hearty and cordial welcome was extended to them all. W e were pained to note three in our ranks during the past year, Thoma- E. French of Ots? s o. Mich., aged 52, Joshua Shreve, Beloit. aged 75, and Rachel Masten of Canfield, aged 88. The reading secretary, Mi-s Clara Crew, read a fe.v communication^ from ab-ent one-. Mrs. W. H. Shreve read a brief reminiscence of theii ten day- visit among u-. Then followed a number of recitation- by tha children and young people, and the reading of the reunion budget by the compiler. Miss Mary V. Picu. which gave information concerning all the di-tant and alj-ent one*. The,paper was in- ter-peised throughout with wit and wi-ilom. Much new and interesting genealogical hi-tory was read which had been gat he led principally by Evan Sjneve. We trace our antes try back to one Amos Shruve who lived early in the la-t century. His son. Joshua, oui ancestor, was bora m 1728. If this -hould meet the eye of anyone able give any i n f o r m a t i o n Shreve or hi- ancestry it will be gladly received by our historian, Evan Shreve. Damascu-, 0. A threatening storm intei rupted proceedings for a time, but it did not diminish in the least the social enjoyment. The following officers weie elected for next, year: Piesidenf, Ed Shreve, Beloit; -ecretaiT, Mi-s Mary V. Pirn, East Rochester; treasurer, Mrs. Sadie Ellison, Damascus. A vote of thanks was tendered 1). S. Shreve for Ins hospitality. With grateful hearts the leunion adjourned to meet on the second Thin-day in August, Ib97, at the residence of Calvin Shreve, Ueloit. own the in at arc in tiio in " were a of ton Tin- the jou nn change You

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  1. The Salem Daily News,
  2. 11 Aug 1896, Tue,
  3. Page 5

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