BioA: Larson, Mr. and Mrs. Richard E. (Golden - 1963)
Contact: Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon
Surnames: Larson, Bennett, Schomehorn, Turnquist, Johnson, Blaasch, Hendrickson, Felix, Danielson, Hammer, Sheets, Dunow, Nelson, Heck, Brown, Fisher, Crandall, Thompson, Zenz
----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co., WI.) October 24, 1963
Larson, Mr. and Mrs. Richard E. (Golden - 16 October 1963)
Mr. and Mrs. Richard E. Larson of Loyal observed their golden wedding anniversary with a reception in the Methodist Church parlors at Loyal at 2 p.m. An introduction, welcome and prayer were given by Rev. A. L. Crandall of the Loyal Free Methodist Church.
A cafeteria luncheon was served to approximately 125 relatives and guests. Gold paper bells decorated the room, and gold nasturtiums and floral arrangements of yellow and white ‘mums provided centerpieces for the tables.
Mr. and Mrs. Richard C. Larson, Jr., provided a musical selection, and three selections were played by the honored couple’s grandchildren, Mary, Jim and Linda Larson, all of Macomb, Ill. The Larsons’ received a purse of money.
The Larsons’ were married October 16, 1891, in Moline, Ill.; with the Rev. E. W. Thompson of Rock Island, Ill., performing the ceremony. They resided in Silvis, Ill., from 1913 until 1919, when they purchased and moved onto a farm three and one-half miles, northeast of Greenwood. After spending 16 years there they moved onto the former Joe Zenz farm, three-quarters of a mile west of Loyal. They sold this farm to their younger son when they retired in 1955.
The Larsons’ have five children: Mrs. Fred (Athalie) Bennett and Miss Clarabelle Larson, both of Eau Claire; Dennis W. Larson of Rt. 2, Loyal; Mrs. Earl R. (Julia Ann) Schomehorn of Long Beach, Calif.; and Richard Charles Larson of Macomb, Ill. There are 10 grandchildren.
Among those attending the event were: From Greenwood, Mrs. Julia Turnquist, Mrs. Mable Johnson, Mr. and Mrs. Harold Blaasch, Mrs. Amy Hendrickson, Mr. and Mrs. John Felix and children; Mrs. Mary Danielson and Mrs. David Danielson; From Owen and Curtiss: Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Hammer, Mr. and Mrs. Carl Sheets and Mr. and Mrs. Henry Dunow; From Eau Claire: Miss Leah Nelson and Mr. and Mrs. Gerhard Heck; From Colby: Mr. and Mrs. Edward Brown; and from Marshfield; Mr. and Mrs. Elroy Fisher and family, and Mr. (Missing name).
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