The Caddo Herald
Friday, September 14, 1934
Couple Celebrates 30th Wedding Anniversary
Tuesday evening at the family home, G. A. Crossett, assisted by Mrs. Roy Downing and Mr. and Mrs. Guy G. Crossett, gave a surprise anniversary party to Mrs. G. A. Crossett, the occasion being the 30th anniversary of their wedding. The party was held out-of-doors and was enjoyed by some fifty-five guests who were entertained with games of bridge, pitch, dominoes, forty-two, and croquet. One interesting feature of the evening was the going back and talking over of old-time happenings by many of these guests, most of whom knew the couple before their marriage, and many hours were spent in swapping reminiscences between the many guests.
Immediately after the serving of refreshments a short program was held and was in charge of John L. Boland, who had considerable trouble in the holding of his own with the bickering of the guests present when called upon for a few remarks. Another feature of the evening was the announcement that the same date was the 45th anniversary of Mrs. C.A. Bilbo.
Mrs. C. A. Bilbo, Mrs. C. A. Hancock, and Mrs. Lake Brewer were among the oldest old timers in Caddo present of the women, and C.C. Semple, J. D. Maytubby and M. G. Downing were among the oldest citizens among the men.
We give below a list of the guests present with the years they came to Caddo to make their homes, and for some of them it was their birthday, but we were sworn to secrecy as to the birthdays, so as to save embarrassment, we will list only the years.
C.C. Semple, 1885, Daisy Ward Walters, 1884, J.C. Hogan, 1902, Mrs. Roy Barber, 1916, Mrs. L. B. Locke, 1898, Frances M. Lyle, 1898, John L. Boland, 1902, Mrs. G. A. Crossett, 1887, Mrs. Ella McCoy Bilbo, 1877, M. G. Downing, 1886, Jesse D. Maytubby, 1885, H.I. Meadows, 1890, J. H. Franks, 1890, W. L. Guthrie, 1924, Henry F. Bass, 1890.
C.C. Bilbo, 1890, Mrs. M. B. Taylor, 1917, Mrs. C. A. Hancock, 1874, Mrs. H. F. Bass, 1916, Mrs. J. L. Sargent, 1904, Mrs. Lake Brewer, 1879, Rev. and Mrs. O.L. Peek, 1934, Mrs. J. D. Maytubbby, 1929, J. E. Payne, 1914, W. W. Boone, 1902, J. A. Moore, 1905, Mrs. C.C. Bilbo, 1910, Mrs. G. L. Williams, 1902, Mrs. J. H. Franks, 1890, Mrs. T. I. McGraw, 1910, Mrs. R. L. Pace, 1903, Mrs. J. C. Hogan, 1898, W. R. Taylor 1917, Roy Barber, 1916.
L. M. Wood, 1909, Chas. Baxter, 1900, L. M. Nettleton, 1904, G. A. Crossett, 1899, Mrs. Roy Downing, 1910, Mrs. Guy G. Crossett, 1927, Guy G. Crossett, 1905, Mrs. C. D. Robinson, 1890, Mrs. D. O. Nail, Jr. 1905, Mrs. L. M. Nettleton, 1913, Mrs. W. L. Guthrie, 1924, Mrs. H. I. Meadows, 1907, Mrs. W. E. McIntosh, 1901, Mrs. M. G. Downing, 1916, Lake Brewer, 1893, Dr. and Mrs. Roy L. Cochran, 1919, Mrs. B. F. Pinson, 1903, Mrs. C. E. Baxter, 1933, Nannie Folsom, 1887, Mrs. W. R. Taylor, 1931, Mrs. L. M. Wood, 1910, Mrs. J. W. Overstreet, 1903, Mattie Evans, 1895, and B. F. Pinson, 1902.
Several invited guests could not come for several reasons and most of them were pioneers with the forgoing list and from this list it can be readily seen that Caddo has a healthy environment for most of the citizens here have been in this town for some time.