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 - PAGE TWO THE CHARLESTON Uncle Dyke Garrett and...
PAGE TWO THE CHARLESTON Uncle Dyke Garrett and His Wife Celebrate Their 69th Wedding Anniversary Near Famed Mountain Preacher Now 94 Years Old, His Mate Is 88 Years LOGAN, Feb. 19.--"If I married 50 times, I'd marry Sallie every time." That is a remark often made by Rev. W. D. (Uncle Dyke) Garrett of his faithful and helpful wife, "Aunt Sallie," to whom he has been married 69 years today. For 60 years the couple have lived on the site of their present home at Curry, near Chapmaiiville, in Lo- gan county. "Uncle Dyke," a veteran of the Confederate army and a pioneer mountain preacher, was 94 in December. Mrs. Garrett is 88 years old. The Garretts are native Logan countians, and so were their mothers before them. Rev. Mr. Garrett's parents were the late John Garrett and Eliza Godby Garrett. Mrs. Gar- rett is the daughter of the late Wil- liam Smith and Mary Ann Butcher Smith. "Uncle Dyke" is the only surviving member of a family in which there were 11 children. Mrs. Garrett and her sister, Mrs. L. S. Weigel, of Huntington, are the only ones living today in a family of seven children. Nine children were born to the Garretts and seven of them are still 'R. ing will of by ing ary been on said, E jr for REV. AND MRS. W. D. (UNCLE DYKE) GARRETT town. But I must go back to Sallie-- the girl I left behind me." Not so long ago U n c l e Dyke walked the four miles from his home to Chapmanville, crossing Chapman- Gillespie, Mrs. H. E. Hildebrand, Mrs. R. L. Kelbaugh, Mrs. Delbert Fisher, Mrs. O. C. Lytton, Mrs O. L. Williams, Mrs. R. B. Smith and Mrs, Marshall Young. pany Alma Lang,

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  1. The Charleston Daily Mail,
  2. 19 Feb 1936, Wed,
  3. Page 3

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