Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Shepherd, Winfield and Fannie (Rooney) 50th Anniversary 1934

Shepherd, Winfield and Fannie (Rooney) 50th Anniversary 1934

Golden Wedding
Day Celebrated

Mr. and Mrs. Winfield Shepherd
Honored at Gathering at New Lisbon

New Lisbon, Feb. 26---Relatives and near friends gathered at Card's hall Saturday to help Mr. and Mrs. Winfield Shepherd celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary. The hall and tables were prettily decorated in yellow and white. A bountiful wedding dinner was served. A large bride's cake adorned the center of the bride's table. After the wedding feast Rev. Nelson B. Ripley gave a short speech and recited a poem composed by himself for the occasion.
On February 25, 1884, Miss Fannie Rooney, only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Rooney of Oneonta Plains, became the bride of Winfield Shepherd of Oneonta at the home of the bride's parents.
Rev. Nelson B. Ripley, then pastor of the Methodist Episcopal church at Oneonta Plains, was the officiating clergyman. Mr. and Mrs. Shepherd have been residents of the town of New Lisbon for may years and who have a host of friends who will extend congratulations.
Guests present from out of town were Rev. and Mrs. Nelson B. Ripley of Milford, Sanford A. Shepherd of Oneonta, who were at their wedding 50 years ago; Mr. and Mrs. Emmerson Bull and daughter, Elizabeth and Mrs. Lucinda VanWoert of Oneonta; and Rev. C. E. Vermilya of Morris.

Addendum:  On the 1900 census, it states that Winfield and Fannie had been married 16 years and had one daughter, Agnes aged 15.  It states that Fannie had one child with one child living.

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