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Mack-SW anniv (35th) Oct 1930

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Mary S Taylor

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 24, 2016 8:20 pm    Post subject: Mack-SW anniv (35th) Oct 1930 Reply with quote

Pacific Grove High Tide, CA Fri., Oct. 24, 1930
Mr. & Mrs. Black Honor Wedding Anniversary
Matrimonial difficulties bulk large as news items while many years of happy married life are usually passed by in silence. However, the thirty-fifth anniversary of Attorney and Mrs. Silas W. Mack serves to call attention to some interesting facts. Nearly four decades ago the United Presbyterian church of Salinas had a wide-awake group of young people banded together as a Christian Endeavor society and at that time Christian Endeavor was young on the Pacific coast. Among them were Attorney and Mrs. G.A. Daugherty, Harry G. Winham, now and for many years past in charge of the buildings of the public schools of Oakland, Frank S. Clark, since several times mayor of Salinas, and Silas W. Mack. Among the young ladies were the Misses Tillie Graef, Leona Lang and Daisy M. Winham. Directing their activities was a wise minister with a lot of consecrated common sense, Rev. George McCormick, D.D., who closed about two years ago a 55-year pastorate in Salinas. Growing out of the companionships formed at that time were three marriages, Silas W. Mack to Daisy M. Winham, October 16, 1895, Harry G. Winham to Tillie Graef, October 24, 1895, best man and bridesmaid respectively for the first couple, and some five years later Frank S. Clark to Leona Lang. Last week, Thursday, an or about together with Mrs. George and Miss Anna McCormick, Miss Mary Hunter and Mrs. Charles G. Chamberlain, who were of the 50 wedding guests at the home of the late Mrs. W.P.L. Winham 35 years ago, me at the Mack home, 233 First street, Pacific Grove. Memories of the olden days were revived and after a very pointed questions brought out their testimony as to the blessings of a life lived together after God’s ordinance of holy matrimony and their assurance of the future. Brief remarks by nearly all present followed and the festivities around the table were brought to a close by a benediction. All of the four couples mentioned have been blessed by at least a sufficiency of worldly goods – the words, “with all my worldly goods I thee endow,” had been purposely omitted from the ceremony 33 years ago, as it seemed out of place – all have children and grandchildren who are a comfort to them and all are honored and useful citizens in the community in which they reside. Married a Second Time – In the evening, after the old-time friends had departed, came a great surprise for Mr. & Mrs. Mack, which their son and daughter-in-law, Mr. & Mrs. Wilfred Mack, had prepared for them. Following the prayer meeting at the Congregational church, a large group of friends went to their home t see that the day should have an appropriate ending. The house, which was beautiful in its decorations of roses and gladioli, was all ready for the mock wedding which was to be performed with the bride and groom of 35 years ago taking the principal parts. Dr. C.E. Draper read the mock service, asking all sorts of mirth provoking questions, while Dr. E.R. McQuilkin and Mrs. Nellie Baumgartel attended the bridal couple. The bride carried a beautiful bouquet tied with long streamers, Miss Mary Powers catching it as it was tossed by the bride at the close of the ‘Service.” Mrs. Georgy Schuyler played the wedding marches. A wedding supper, the feature of which was a real wedding cake with a tiny bride and groom perched on its center, and which the bride cut with due feeling, completed a day long to be remembered by Mr. & Mrs. Mack. The friends surprising Mr. & Mrs. Mack were: Dr. and Mrs. Spencer Hoyt, Dr. and Mrs. McQuilkin, Messrs. and Mesdames Wilfred Mack, C.E. Draper, I. Gill, F.I. Smith, Frank Shaw, W.J. Gould, W.T. Moore, Robert Hafner; Mesdames George Schuyler, John Henderson, Nellie Baumgartel, E. Murray, Everett Wiseley, Mildred McMath; the Misses Mary Powers, Ella Powers, Gertrude Ernst, Alice Shaw, Sylvia Gill; and Mr. Charles Hatfield.
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