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Celebrate Golden Wedding
July 16 - John Campbell and wife celebrated their golden wedding today on the farm on which they have lived 50 years. He is the father of General James R. Campbell of this city and Hon. Charles Campbell of St. Louis.  [The Professional World.(Columbia, Mo.), July 18, 1902]

Mr. and Mrs. John Dale, Mt. Vernon
Observed their 50th Wedding Anniversary Sunday, April 27 (1941). They were married April 27, 1891 at St. Clemens Church in McLeansboro. Mr. Dale is the son of the late Rueben C. Dale and Bridget RAFFERTY Dale. His father was a Hamilton County pioneer for whom the town of Dale, now the center of an oil field was named.
[Times-Leader, 1 May 1941]

Lewis Melonbine and Sarah Myers Marriage

Birthday dinner of Nancy Myers
October 1, 1883 --- The birthday dinner and double wedding at the residence of Mrs. Nancy Myers last Saturday was the grandest social gathering ever held in this part of the country. There was at least 200 guest present and the relatives of Mrs. Myers numbered 87, classified as follows; Eighteen sons, daughters and daughters-in-laws, forty two grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Mrs. Myers was born in Virginia, September 29th, 1803; moved to Warren County Tennessee, 1810, and was married to G. W. Myers at age 19, in 1823 she moved to Hopkins County, Kentucky and in 1846 she came to this county where she resided ever since. she has one sister and two brothers still living, all residence of this county; Mrs. Kroger aged 75, Abram Perry, 71, and Richard Perry, 69. Mrs. Myers was the recipient of quite a number of handsome and valuable presents from her many friends as tokens of the high esteem in which she is held by her neighbors. Just before dinner was announced the Rev. John B. Smith tied the Hymental knot for Lewis Melonbine and Sarah Myers, a grand-daughter and Alexander Lowery and Bashee Perry a niece of Mrs. Myers. The young couples have the best wishes of the entire community for a long life of happiness and prosperity. The guest were entertained with vocal music by Jesse B. Rich and others. Mr. Lowery of Dahlgren, delivered an able discourse last Saturday night at Cherry Grove. Your correspondent was one of the many guest at the birthday dinner. It was one grand affairs of the kind ever given in our neighborhood.

[Leader, Wednesday October 4, 1883, Big Creek.]

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