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Vinings-F anniv 50th April 1937

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Mary S Taylor

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 04, 2017 4:13 am    Post subject: Vinings-F anniv 50th April 1937 Reply with quote

Pacific Grove Tide, CA April 9, 1937
Frank H. Vinings Will Celebrate Golden Wedding Anniversary Sunday
To celebrate a memorial occasion 50 years ago in Tacoma, Wash., when a young man and woman stood before an altar and pledged companionship “until death do us part,” relatives wil gather in Pacific Grove Sunday to make special observation of the golden wedding anniversary of Mr. & Mrs. Frank H. Vining. It was just exactly 50 years ago April 11, then the day after Easter, that the young couple took their vows at St. Luke’s church, where the bride was organist, before the same minister who later christened three of their children. Within the 50years that have passed, strange things have come to pass that neither Mr. nor Mrs. Vining dreamed of when they started on their honeymoon. As a bridegroom, Mr. Vining was in the stove, hardware and plumbing business in Tacoma. Later he went up to Alaska, into Skagway, where he started the same kind of business. This necessitated many trips by steamer to Seattle for goods, which he took by scow to Dawson. In 1901 the couple with five of their children came to California for the first time to make their home in San Jose and nearby territory. Here Mr. Vining engaged in the grocery business. From there they came to Pacific Grove in 1923 to establish a residence at 628 Pine avenue, their present home. Uneffected simplicity and friendliness are outstanding characteristics of Mr. Vining. He is clear-eyed, has an excellent physique and shows hardly a wrinkle. Mrs. Vining, the acme of cordiality, sparkles with pleasantness and has a smile that is infectious. She enjoys her home, the companionship of her husband, her children and grandchildren. She prides herself in her flower garden, her music, and spends considerable time transcribing musical scores, still finding plenty of time to write to her many friends throughout the United States and in England. She estimates that her letters average about one a day throughout the year. Mrs. Vining was born in Gloucester, New England, in 1867 and with her family sailed for America less than five years later. They settled in Iowa and after a few years Mrs. Vining, then Miss Susie Edmunds, returned to England to live with relatives at Dorchester. Here she spent nine years at school and receiving her musical education. Since then she has made two other trips to England. After the death of her father, Mrs. Vining’s mother moved to Washington, then a territory, and built the largest house in the city of Tacoma. She later remarried and the children took the name of Van Ogle. Many Pacific Grove residents may recall her as she spent several months here in 1931 at the age of 91 years. She was almost 95 at the time of heath four years ago. Mrs. Vining was one of her six children, while Mr. Vining came from a family of eight children. Ronald Vining, one of the sons, has been the guiding spirit behind the festivities planned for Sunday and with the cooperation of the other children, has arranged for a family dinner in the Forest Hill hotel. The gathering will include Mr. & Mrs. Harold Vining and their two children, Mr. & Mrs. Arch Vining and son, Dr. and Mrs. O.L. Minor and their two sons and daughter of Palo Alto; Mr. & Mrs. Percy H. Thompson and their two sons and daughter of San Jose; Mr. & Mrs. Ronald Vining and their son and two daughters; and Mr. & Mrs. Ernest R. McAnaney and their daughter.
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