The Caddo Herald
December 29, 1916
Celebrate 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 gentleman friends assembled at the invitation and proceeded to enjoy the feasts 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.