Mr. and Mrs. S. D. White Observe 50th Wedding Anniversary


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      Tuesday evening Mr. and Mrs. Samuel D. White opened their home to more than 250 friends and relatives who came in to extend their congratulations to the Whites upon the occasion of their Golden Wedding anniversary. The home was decorated with large baskets of mums and other seasonal flowers some sent by well wishes who were unable to be present, other from family and friends here. The happy couple also received a large number of cards of congratulation upon the occasion. Mr. and Mrs. White received their callers in the living room of the home and then the callers moved to the dining roo for refreshments of cake, ice cream, coffee, tea, etc. The room was tastefully decorated in a gold and white color scheme with golden chrysanthemums, as the principle flowers. Aides at the anniversary were: Mrs. Clarence Lindsay and Mrs. Lee T. Knode, Washington, Pa., Mrs. H. K. Bell, Mrs. Carrie Melvin, Mrs. J. B. McPherson, Mrs. Mary Chapman and Mrs. Geo. Mealy. Samuel D. White and Louise Ramage were untied in marriage September 27, 1899, at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Ramage, Donegal Township, by Rev, Frank Fish, now of Millsboro, Pa., who was pastor of the Claysville Presbyteriand Church, at that time. Mr. White is the son of the late Simon and Agnes Daugherty White. To this union was born two children: George R. White, Claysville, Pa. and William F. White, Steubenville, Ohio, both of whom are associated with their father in the monument business. They have one grandson, William White. Two sisters and three brothers, of Mrs. White, Mrs. J. B. McPherson and Mrs. Margaret Mealy, Claysville R. D. 2; John Ramage, Claysville, R.D. 2; R.B. and William Ramage, Claysville; and a brother of Mr. White, Harry L. White of Washington, all assisted the couple on their anniversary. A family dinner was served at the White Front Restaurant, Tuesday evening with the two sons and the wives and grandson, Billy. Following his common schooling, Mr. White joined his father, Simon WHite, in the monument business, learning to cut stone and all other phases of the business. The intervening years has been the business expand from the one shop in Claysville to branches in Washington, Pa., Wheeling, W. Va., Moundsville, W. Va., Brownsville, Pa., Waynesburg, Pa., and Steubenville O.

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