Decatur County Journal
Thursday, August 5, l9l5
On last Sunday, July 25th, friends and relatives to the number of l75,
gathered at the home of MR. and MRS. DAN BRIGHT to help them celebrate
their Fiftieth wedding anniversary.The day was spent in social chat
and music.They all departed, wishing them many more anniversaries.
MR. and MRS. BRIGHT received many nice and useful presents.Those
present were: Mr. and Mrs. E.C. Vanderpoole, Mr. and Mrs. D.F. Snook,
Mr. and Mrs. M.F. Springer and family, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Bright and
son, Mrs. Chas. Ryan, Mr. and Mrs. H.A. Wells and daughter, Mr. and Mrs.
Lee Butts, Mr. and Mrs. E.L. Harger and family, Mr. and Mrs. H.D.
Plummer, Mr. and Mrs. Will Bright and family, John Woodard, Lew
Henderson, Mr. and Mrs. Forest Snook and two sons, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas
Wookey and son, Mr. and Mrs. Marion Dingman and family, Mr. and Mrs.
Link Woodard and family, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Binning, Mr. and Mrs. George
Redman and family and Mr. and Mrs. Grover Hamilton and son, Mr. and Mrs.
Chas. Mullens and family, Mr. and Mrs. Nathan Petticord and family, Mrs.
Sarah Petticord and nephew, Mr. and Mrs. John Rumley and family, Mr. Orr
Stone, Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Frost and family, Mr. and Mrs. Rob Bright
and son, Lulu Bright, Mary Ward, Claude Petticord, Ralph Phipps, Earl
Bright, Chas. Hoger, Francis Ward and Burrell Warner.
MR. and MRS. BRIGHT were married at Lewisburg, Arkansas, and from there
they went to Fort Smith, Arkansas, where they resided about one year.
In l865, they came to Decatur County, Iowa, where they have resided ever
since.MR. and MRS. BRIGHT have eight surviving children, all of whom
were present except two.