Sunday, November 7, 2010
Celebrate Golden Wedding Anniversary
The Seymour Herald - 17 February 1944
Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Loofburrow of Promise City celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Sunday, Feb. 13th in their home in Promise City.
Mr. Loofburrow was born in Wayne county and Mrs. Loofburrow, the former Mish Wales, was born 1/4 mile east of Philadelphia church and lived there until her marriage on Feb. 13, 1894. Four sons were born to this union who are Orval of Sedalia, Mo.; Forest of Long Beach, Cal.; Kenneth of Quincy, Ill.; and Elvin of the U.S. Navy.
The sons and their families were unable to be present on this occasion, but several niece and nephews and their families came and served a lovely dinner. Those present were: Clyde Close and wife and son Teddy; Mr. and Mrs. Ray Sharp, Mr. and Mrs. Davie Workman, Mrs. Essie Loofburrow, Mr. and Mrs. Muriel Loofburrow, Mr. and Mrs. Forest Workman and Mr. and Mrs. Earnest Sharp and sons. Other callers during the day were: Mrs. Richard McIntire, Mrs. Effie Spence, Miss Lessie Morris, Mrs. Clarice McMurry, Mrs. Lulu Long, Mr. and Mrs. Coe Laverty, Miss Ruth Lee and Mr. and Mrs. Roy Coats. They received a number of nice presents besides their son Kenneth, sent a large bouquet of red carnations, Mr. and Mrs. Davie Workman sweet peas, and Mr. and Mrs. Forrest Workman's beautiful potted cyclamen and carnations and snap-dragons from friends in Promise City of which they were very appreciative. Mrs. Earnest Sharp and Mrs. Helen Loofburrow each brought a lovely cake which deserved mention.
This occasion was also the 36th birthday of their youngest son, Elvin who is an officer in the Navy and is on a ship on the west coast which will sail about March the 1st. All present enjoyed the day and left wishing them many more wedding anniversaries.