The Chariton Leader, Chariton, Iowa Thursday, September 14, 1905
Yesterday, September 13, 1905, MR. and MRS. ELI LARKIN of Liberty Township celebrated their golden wedding. Their children invited a number of relatives and friends to help them commemorate the event and forty-three assembled at the LARKIN home, bringing with them a quantity of delicious edibles. It had been planned to have dinner on the lawn but the inclement weather necessitated the spreading of the tables in the house.
After the feast was partaken of the time was spent in reminiscences and social conversation.
MR. ELI LARKIN and MISS MARY HOWARD were united in marriage in Harrison County, Ohio, on Deptember 13, 1855. They came to this county in 1876 and have since made this place their home. Five children, MRS. JULIA JAMES; MRS. OLIVE CUMPSTON; MRS. IDA CLARK; MRS. EMMA NISWENDER and FRANK LARKIN all reside in this county. Two children died in infancy.
MR. and MRS. LARKIN are among our most highly respected residents and enjoy the warm regard of all who know them. On this occasion they were the recipients of many handsome and useful gifts which they greatly appreciate. The event was one of unalloyed pleasure and when the guests left for their home it was with the wish that MR. and MRS. LARKIN might live to enjoy many more anniversaries.