Mr. and Mrs. James Little,
Golden Wedding of Mr. and Mrs. James Little, on Saturday, May 31st
James Little was born in Butler county, Ohio, Sept. 19th, 1811, hence he is now nearly 73 years old. He was married to Charlotte
Welliver, June 1st, 1834, fifty years ago. The celebration was held on Saturday to avoid breaking the Sabbath. Mr. Little settled at his present residence
on Mutton creek, four miles southwest of Scipio about thirty-eight years ago, so he is one if the fixtures of this country. Mrs. Little was born and raised
in the same neighborhood. They formed an attachment for each other in childhood, and as the years rolled by this attachment grew into love and their hearts
were joined in one, and they became life companions and have traveled side by side for a half century. They raised nine children, four of whom are now dead
and one away-hence there were only four present on this occasion.
Their Golden Wedding was an enjoyable affair. The whole crowd marched to the grove, the procession headed by the old couple and their
children in a group. Frank Little made an address of welcome, and Ben George responded in behalf of the visitors. W.E. Spear read a brief sketch of the family,
made appropriate remarks and conducted the ceremony, and all present extended the hand of congratulations. The couple and their friends were seated at the
table in the latest wedding style. The tables were so arranged that 108 persons partook of a bountiful dinner at once. The dinner was fully up with the times
in richness and style. One cake had on it "June 1st, 1834-June 1st, 1884," in beautiful letters formed by the icing, and on another large cake in bright letters,
"Good Wishes." After all had eaten and were well filled more than twelve baskets remained to be taken up.
At 2 o'clock religious services were held, after which the old folks received a lot of nice presents.
This gathering will long be remembered. Long may these good people live and be happy, and at last find a grand golden reunion in the
"Sweet by and by." W.E. Spear
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