BioA: Shaw, Mr./ Mrs. Charles (50th - 1926)
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Surnames: Shaw, Neis, Butterfield, Tucker,
----Source: Neillsville Press (Neillsville, Clark County, Wis.) Thursday, 04/22/1926
Shaw, Mr./ Mrs. Charles (50th Wedding Anniv. - 15 April 1926)
SHAWS WERE 50 YEARD WEDDED
On Thursday evening, April 15, occurred one of the happiest events of the year, when Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Shaw were pleasantly surprised at the home of their son, L. Shaw, in honor of their golden wedding. The home was beautifully decorated in gold and white and yellow jonquils.
A pleasant social evening was spent, a charivari being part of the program, after which a bounteous supper was served to nearly one hundred guests.
Numerous gifts and ten dollars in cash was received from friends in this vicinity, and also gifts from friends in Oregon. Their children and grandchildren presented them with sixty dollars in gold.
Those from away were: Mrs. E. Tucker and son Laverne, Mr. and Mrs. Albert Neis and son Devere, all of Lodi, Wis.; Mr. Tucker and his daughter-in-law and son, Gordon who were unable to attend the wedding came to spend the weekend. Tow other grandsons, Chas. Tucker and Shirley Neis also unable to attend, sent gifts and flowers.
Charles Shaw and Amanda Butterfield were married at Neillsville, April 15, 1876, and lived for a short time at the home of her father, Joseph Butterfield. Mr. Shaw had purchased eighty acres of land, and began clearing at once having four acres seeded to oats that spring. In the late summer he built a house on the land, and in September moved into his new home, which he has since developed into a beautiful farm.
Four children were born to Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Shaw, Linwood of Christie; Anna, Mrs. E. H. Tucker of Lodi; Mildred, Mrs. Albert Neis of Lodi; one child dying in infancy. They have six grandsons, Ray and Everett Shaw; Devere and Shirley Neis; Charles and Laverne Tucker and one great grandson, Gordon Tucker.
Mr. and Mrs. Shaw are in the best of health and still actively engaged in farming.
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