Leon Reporter, Leon, Iowa Thursday, February 2l, l924
MR. and MRS. ALONZO C. WARNER, for many years residents of Decatur County, but who have resided for a number of years at Stockton, California, celebrated their golden wedding anniversary at the Christian Church in that city on Tuesday evening of this week, a great concourse of their friends gathering to extend their congratulations to this worthy couple. MR. WARNER has three sisters, MRS. F.M. HUSTON, MRS. ALFRED DECK and MRS. OLA AKES, living in Leon, and MRS. WARNER has two sisters here, MRS. CLABE BRAZELTON and MRS. W.E. AMMONS. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Leon Reporter, Leon, Iowa Thursday, March 6, l924
The following account of the golden wedding anniversary celebration of MR. and MRS. A.C. WARNER, for many years residents of Decatur County, at Stockton, California, on Tuesday, February l9th was taken from the Stockton Daily Record, and will be read with interest by their many relatives and old friends in this vicinity:
MR. and MRS. A.C. WARNER last evening celebrated their golden wedding anniversary, again pledging their marriage vows at the First Christian Church at 7 o'clock before Rev. Shirley R. Shaw. Some forty or fifty relatives and friends were present to witness the beautiful service.
Preceding the reading of the wedding ceremony, Mrs. Oscar Pope, accompanied by Mrs. Jeanette Rose, sang Cadman's "At Dawning," and "I Love You Truly" by Carrie Jacobs Bond.
Then the bride and groom of fifty years came into the church to the strains of Mendelssohn's Bridal March, little Edna Vickroy preceding them and carrying the old wedding ring on a little gold pillow.
Later Mrs. Shirley Shaw sang "Because" (D'Hardelot) and "Sweet Little Woman" (Bartlett). The singing by Mrs. Shaw and Mrs. Pope added much to the loveliness of the evening.
Many gifts in keeping with the occasion were presented MR. and MRS. WARNER, who were married in Leon, Iowa, fifty years ago. For the past fifteen years they have made their home in Stockton.
Among the out-of-town guests were Frank P. Warner, of Fresno; Mr. and Mrs. A.J. Warner and Wayne Warner, of Berkeley; Mrs. Esther Patch, of Chico and Mr. and Mrs. Arden Warner, of Modesto.
Copied by Nancee(McMurtrey)Seifert "With permission from the Leon Journal Reporter" August 3l, 2002 *Note: There is a picture (of newspaper quality) of the Warners, with this article.