BioA: Washburn, Mr./Mrs. Eugene (Golden - 1930)

Contact:  Lani Bartelt

Surnames: Washburn, Horel, Johnson, Creviston, Newsome, Schwarz, Hemmy, Fowler, Lund.

----Sources: Humbird Enterprise Newspaper ( Humbird, Wis.) September 27,1930

Washburn, Mr. and Mrs. Eugene (Golden - 23 Sept. 1930)

Fifty years of happy married life is not ordained for all young couples, who stand hand in hand before the minister and when that event befalls a worthy citizen and his bride, it is proper rejoice, and thus all are rejoicing with Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Washburn, whose golden wedding anniversary was celebrated last Tuesday evening.

Eugene Washburn, who is a native of Winona county, Minn. And Miss Sarah Horel, whose home was on the farm west of Humbird, were joined in holy wedlock at Marshall, Minn., Sept 23, 1880. Their first home was on a farm near that village, and later in the fall Mr. Washburn secured employment as a freight brakeman running between Watertown, D. T. and Sleepy Eye, Minn. It was the hardest winter on record so next spring Mr. Washburn and his young wife came to Humbird. At this time the great boom was on in Dakota Territory and they cast their lot with the homesteaders until 1891. For 13 years Tomah was their home, and then the fine farm west of this village for 5 years. Since then the family has resided in the village, with Mr. Washburn engaged in the hardware business.

But to get back to the anniversary. They expected to spend the day quietly, when an urgent invitation came from Dr. Washburn and wife to take dinner in Augusta, which was accepted on a promise from the doctor that they would come here for supper. As the car returned to the house a double line of folks –the Excelsior club and their husbands –was seen forming to the curb through which the bride and groom were marched with Mrs. J. C. Johnson strewing flowers along the path and Mrs. R. A. Creviston at the piano for the wedding march, to the dining room where an elegant banquet was ready.

Twenty-two guests were present, including Dr. and Mrs. Newsome, cousins, and his mother, from Minonk, Ill. And Dr. and Mrs. Schwarz of Marshfield.

Mrs. Fannie Hemmy and Miss Alice Fowler assisted in the serving. After the banquet talks were given by Dr. Schwarze, Hon. P. A. Hemmy, and Mr. Washburn.

A beautiful gold clock was presented by the club and each of the guests received a souvenir gift at the banquet table. Dr. and Mrs. Newsome favored the party with a number of appropriate songs.

And the desire of all is that this esteemed family, Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Washburn and their three children, Claude, Dr. Roy B. and Mrs. Ila Lund, may see many more such happy anniversaries.



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