Here is your assignment if you choose to play along (cue the Mission Impossible music):
1) After I wrote my blog post yesterday about the newspaper article for my second great-grandparents golden wedding anniversary, I thought to myself "Self, that would be a good SNGF topic."
2) So - the challenge today is to findo ut which of your ancestors have celebrated a golden wedding anniversary - 50 years of marital bliss (?). Was there a newspaper article about it?
3) Share your results in your own blog post, in a comment to this blogp ost, or on Facebook or Google+.
Here's mine (back to 4th great-grandparents):
1) Seaver line:
* Frederick Walton Seaver and Betty Carringer, married 1942, Fred died in 1983: only 41 years
* Frederick Walton Seaver and Alma Bessie Richmond, married 1900, Fred died in 1942: only 42 years.
* Frank Walton Seaver and Hattie Louisa Hildreth, married 1874, Hattie died in 1920: only 46 years.
* Isaac Seaver and Lucretia Smith, married 1852, Lucretia died in 1884: only 32 years.
* Benjamin Seaver and Abigail Gates, married 1817, Benjamin died in 1825; only 8 years.
* Benjamin Seaver and Martha Whitney, married 1783, Benjamin died in 1817; only 34 years.
2) Carringer line:
* Lyle Lawrence Carringer and Emily Kemp Auble, married in 1918, Lyle died in 1976: married 58 years!
* Henry Austin Carringer and Abbie Ardell Smith, married in 1887, Della died in 1944; married 57 years!
* David Jackson Carringer and Rebecca Spangler, married in 1851, Rebecca died in 1901; married 50 years!
* Henry Carringer and Sarah Feather, married 1825, Sarah died in 1848; married 23 years.
* Martin Carringer and Mary Hoax, married 1784, Martin died in 1835; married 51 years.
3) Richmond line:
* Thomas Richmond and Julia E. White, married 1868, Julie died in 1913; married 45 years.
* James Richmond and Hannah Rich, married in 1845, Hannah died in 1911; married 66 years!!!
* John Richman and Ann Marshman, married in 1811, Ann died in 1856; married 45 years.
4) Auble line:
* Charles Auble and Geoergianna Kemp, married in 1898, Charles died in 1916; married 18 years.
* David Auble and Sarah G. Knapp, married in 1844, David died in 1894; married 50 years!
* John Auble and Anna Row, married in 1804, John died in 1831; married only 27 years.
Hmm, this is a bigger task than I thought! So far, the "winner" is James Richman and Hannah rich at 66 years. Of the 17 couples I checked, 6 of them had marriages of 50 years or longer.
I looked through my pedigree charts and found several others in 4th grandparents and more recent:
* Amos Underhill and Mary Metcalf, married in 1801, Mary died in 1855; married 54 years.
* William Knapp and Sarah Cutter, married in 1804, William died in 1856; married 52 years.
* Alexander Sovereen and Elizabeth Putman, married in 1840, Elizabeth died in 1895; married 55 years.
* Stephen Cutter and Tabitha Randolph, married in 1769, Stephen died in 1823; married 54 years.
* John Kemp and Mary Dafoe, married in 1795, Mary died in 1850; married 55 years.
* Frederick Sovereen and Mary Jane Hutchison, married in 1810, Mary Jane died 1868; married 58 years!
So out of the 63 couples back to my 4th great-grandparents, only 12 of their marriages lasted 50 years or longer.
What about your ancestors? Can you top 66 years? Or 12 out of 63?
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