Leon Reporter, Leon, Iowa Thursday, August 2l, l924
MR. and MRS. J.F. BRUNER, who live two miles southeast of Leon, celebrated their golden wedding anniversary last Wednesday evening, when about one hundred guests assembled at their home. MR. and MRS. BRUNER were married at Kellogg, in Jasper County, August l3, l874, and although they were married on the thirteenth day of the month, no misfortune has come to them, and they have lived together in happiness for half a century. They have four children, MRS. W.H. BURNETTE, of Des Moines; MRS. GEORGE DOXSTATER, of Downey, California; MRS. MILES CHAPMAN, of Maywood, California; and MRS. FRANK CHASTAIN, of near Leon. The guests enjoyed a delightful social evening with MR. and MRS. BRUNER and delicious refreshments were served. Their children and grandchildren presented them with a fine radio set, and it will sure give this worthy couple many hours of enjoyment. The guests departed at a late hour, with the wish that MR. and MRS. BRUNER may enjoy many more happy years of life together.
A feature of the evening was the presentation speech of DR. O.W. FOXWORTHY in presenting them with the radio.
Out of town guests were MRS. W.H. BURNETTE and sons, DON and ROBERT, of Des Moines, MR. and MRS. OLIVER JOHNSON, of El Reno, Oklahoma and MISS MARY DOXSTATER, a granddaughter, of Los Angeles, California.
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