The Caddo Herald
December 29, 1916
Celebrates Fiftieth Birthday
Mrs. J. H. Cossart last Friday evening invited a large number of the friends of her husband to come to their lovely home on Buffalo street to partake of a surprise party, it being the occasion of the fiftieth birthday of J. H. Cossart. Some forty gentlemen friends assembled at the invitations and proceeded to enjoy the feast set before them.
Of course it being a surprise to the honoree, he took it in his usual good nature, and had as good a time as anyone else. The program consisted of games, which all enjoyed; then music by Mrs. Blessing, Mrs. Cossart, and the three members of the Vaudeville company which was playing at the Electric Theatre. Their efforts to entertain were supremely enjoyed by the guests present who continually cried for more.
Mrs. G. L. Williams, Mrs. C. A Bilbo, Little Misses Bess Moore and Lucille Grassham assisted in the entertainment. The refreshments elegantly served formed no small part of the enjoyment of the occasion.
Each guest took occasion to thank the hostess, and also to congratulate Mr. Cossart upon attaining his half century mark.
Scott Powell Injured
At Durant Christmas morning Scott Powell happened to the accident of letting a giant cracker go off in his hand which resulted in a badly lacerated hand. He lit the cracker and did not throw it quick enough. It is probably that the cracker was leaving his hand at the time of explosion else the damage would have been much greater.
In Atoka County last Thursday night Mr. Claude Nail and Miss Daisy Fryer, both of Caddo, were married. They came home the next day and are making their home with their parents.
Claude is the eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. Do. O. Nail, and is just a youth, going to the High School. Miss Fryer is the lovely daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Bert Fryer, also going to the High School. The wedding was a runaway match, and much of a surprise to their friends and relatives. However, they have received the blessing of their parents and the congratulations of their many young friends who wish them much happiness and joy.