Westmoreland Recorder September 17, 1907 Golden Wedding Mr. and Mrs. Linzy Thomison celebrated their Golden wedding at the home of their daughter, Mrs. E. P. Tibbetts at noon Thursday, September 23, 1907. The children of Mr. and Mrs. Thomison present were Mrs. E. P. Tibbetts, Westmoreland; Mrs. Lydia Gard, Flush; Curtis Thomison and Alice Thomison, of Talmage. The only child absent was Howard Thomison of Oklahoma. Other relatives in the neighborhood of Westmoreland were present including sixteen grandchildren and one great grandchild. About sixty guests were in attendance. The dinner was served in the style of the original wedding. The first served were bride and groom of fifty years ago and near relatives. The wedding march as these people left the table was played by Vera Tibbetts, daughter of the host and hostess. A three course dinner was served and was truly a sumptous affair. The afternoon passed all too quickly and in departing each guest testified that he had a royal good time and all hope that this aged couple may live to celebrate many more wedding anniversaries. The presents were numerous and useful. Linzy Thomison and Mrs. Mary Phillips were married in Vermillion county, Illinois, at noon September 22, 1857. They came from Illinois to the home of Rev. J. Q. Buffington, September 22, 1865. Rev. Buffington had moved to Kansas previous to this time, but his wife and family had remained behind and came out with Mr. and Mrs. Thomison. Mr. Thomison has lived in and near Westmoreland since that time with the exception of three or four years when they lived in Iowa. They are splendid citizens and have the best wishes of all who know them. Contributed by Mrs. Marion Bradley, Rock Valley Historical Society, via John Matrow.
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