VARIOUS BIRTHDAY PARTIES
(from the New Richmond area - unknown newspaper - probably Crawfordsville Journal)
75th Birthday Anniversary - Mr. and Mrs. Richard Breaks entertained at dinner Sunday, the occasion being Mrs. Breaks' 75th birthday anniversary. Those who enjoyed the day with Mrs. Breaks were: Mr. and Mrs. William Bennett; Mr. and Mrs. C.J. Quillin and family; Mr. and Mrs. John Swank; Mr. and Mrs. W.C. Breaks and son Kenneth.
Birthday Anniversary -- Mrs. Robert Breaks, 509 West Market Street, entertained at dinner yesterday in honor of her 74th birthday anniversary. Those present were: Mr. and Mrs. John Swank; Mr. and Mrs. W.V. Breaks and Richard and Kenneth; Mr. and Mrs. Frank Quillen; Mrs. Ethel Quillen and son Harold; Mrs. Goff; Mr. and Mrs. Calvin Breaks; Mrs. Alice Lowe and son Lawrence; Mr. and Mrs. Reed Quillen; Mrs. Ira Snyder and son Edward; Mrs. Harrison Breaks and Mrs. Minnie Thompson
Celebrated Four Birthdays -- Last Sundy being the occasion of the celebration of four birthdays in the William P. Vess family the children were invited home to eat dinner with the good father and mother. After enjoying a dinner fit for a king, each one was to find something under each plate which was really better than all the good eats, it being a check for one thousand dollars for each of their children.
Birthday Surprise -- A number of friends gave a surprise party to Mrs. Howard Clarkson last Friday evening, the day being her birthday and the surprise was complete and a merry one. The company took the refreshments with them and served brick ice cream and cake. The party played cars. Those present were Mr. and Mrs. W.Q. McBeth; Mr. and Mrs. Earl J. Bonwell; Mr. and Mrs. A.L. Henderson; Mr. and Mrs. A.C. McMillin; Miss Anna Davisson and Glenn Harriman.
Note: this might be Effie Howard Clarkson w/o John
-- Mr. and Mrs. Bishop Marcrum of Liberty entertained for their daughter, Miss Etta Marcrum, Sunday, in honor of the latter's birthday anniversary. The affair was in the nature of guests thoroughly enjoyed the occasion. Games and music were indulged in and light refreshments were served. Misses Carol Marcrum and Grace Weeks Weeks assisted in the dining room. The guests present were: Misses Ollie Haines and Edith Paddick of Crawfordsville; Edith Swank of Elmdale; Ellis Bennett; Grace and Lulu Weeks; Mrs. Jennie Jackson; Pearl Jackson; Mr. and Mrs. Walter Marcrum and daughter, Wyneta of Crawfordsville; Bert Dewey of Browns Valley; Harry Tomlinson of Robert's Chapel; Merl Hughes; Ed. Bennett; Jean Jolley and Claude Jackson. Miss Marcrum received several presents and a number of post cards.
-- Mr. Smith Swank celebrated his 61st birthday yesterday by being given a surprise dinner at noon at his home on Dubois Avenue. Mr. Swank's twin brother, Asbury Swank, from Chalmers was here to spend the day. Covers were laid for 12.
Celebrated His Birthday - Wingate - Mr. and Mrs. Ben Brown gave a surprise party on their son, John Brown in honor of his 19th birthday Friday evening. There were 25 guests present. The evening was spent in games and music, and several different contests were held. Light refreshments were served. Mrs. Brown was assisted in the dining room by Mrs. Florence Bunnell.
-- A birthday party was given Monday evening, July 27 at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Frank E. Campbell in celebration of Miss Faye Campbell's 16th birthday. 26 of her school friends were present and enjoyed the evening hugely, at games and a good time generally. Refreshments of brick ice cream, cake and lemonade were served. Miss Faye received quite a number of presents. Those present were: Misses Margery Bible, Edna Shelby, Louise Kirkpatrick, Ruby Dick, Ruby and Maude Foster, Esther Kirkpatrick, Helen and Edith Miller, Letha Piercce, Jamie Patton, Vera Ebrite, Grace and Nellie Livingston, Lura Hinten and Lela Hanswalt; Messrs. Mack Davisson, Harry McMillin, Harry McNeil, Lee Mason, Maurice Turner, Ira Cunningham, Gould Westfall, Forest Waye, Chester Dunn and Will Flaugher.
-- Mr. and Mrs. John A. Kirkpatrick gave a surprise party last Thursday evening at their home east of town for their daughter, Miss Edith Kirkpatrick, in celebration of her 22nd birthday. The surprise was complete and all present had a mighty good time. Refreshments were served of ice cream, cake and lemonade. Those present were Misses Helen and Edith Miller; Murle Tribby; Ollie Williams; Letha Coffman; Georgia Steele and Ruth Lynch; Messrs. Alvin and LeRoy Raub; Marion Sutton; Orville Williams; Guy Grantham; James VanHook and family; Henry Jones and family and Mrs. Ida Sutton.
Celebrated His 40th -- Sunday, November 28 was the 40th birthday of James A. Bell and he celebrated the event with a family reunion and big turkey dinner. Those present were Mrs. Nellie Bell and children; Joseph Phillipos and wife; Leveret Binns, wife and son Daniel. Moses R. Binns and wife were present in the evening. Mrs. Bell had provided too bountifully for the big feast and prevailed on the company to stay for supper and help eat those things up.
Birthday Surprise -- Sunday, October 11, being Mrs. Orlando Hayes' birthday, her sisters planned a surprise dinner which was carried out in complete surprise at her home near Attica. They went with baskets filled with good things to eat which was spread on the dining table at the noon hour and all present did justice. After dinner a good visit was had and all left wishing her many more as pleasant birthdays. Those present were: Mr. and Mrs. W.W. Bennett; Mr. and Mrs. Ed Bennett of Liberty; Mr. and Mrs. G.F. Bennett of Wesley; Miss Sue Kerr of Lafayette; Mr. and Mrs. John Kerr of Attica; Mr. and Mrs. J.D. Thomas, Mr. and Mrs. Mills Bratton, Maurice and Opal of Wingate and Mr. and Mrs. H.B. Tribby and son, Byron, of New Richmond. -- Note: Believe this is Mary Elizabeth Kerr Hayes
Celebrated Her 86th Birthday (1920) -- Mrs. Elizabeth Thomas Celebrated her 86th birthday last Sunday, March 28, and all her children and nearly all of her grandchildren and great grandchildren were present to help her celebrate. There were 42 present and besides the children and their families, there were also present her only living brother and sister, Fletcher Davidson and Mrs. Emily Fleming of Crawfordsville. Besides the children there are 11 grandchildren and 17 great grandchilren. nearly all of whom were present. The children brought the eats with them, and putting it together on one long table it made a feast fit for the gathering of relatives and loved ones, and consisted of all the good things and a great abundance of it. In the afternoon the crowd had their pictures taken. Those present were James Thomas and wife, George Thomas and wife of Crawfordsville; George W. Clough and wife of Crawfordsville; Robert Long, wife and son, Harry; R.D. Thomas and wife, Anson Thomas and family; Levi Thomas and family; Clyde A. Thomas and family; John Bratton and family; Everett Martin and family of Linden; Ed King and family; Mrs. Wint Shepherd and children. -- typed by kbz - thanks to the Oppy family for these wonderful clippings
1919 -- Miss Clara Wilson of Sugar Grove invited a few of her friends on Saturday, Oct 21 to help her celebrate her tenth birthday. The children froliced and played various games, and enjoyed every minute of the afternoon. Refreshments were served, and a cake bearing ten burning candles decorated the center of the table. She received several beautiful presents.
78th Birthday -- James C. Vaughan reached his 78th birthday last Sunday May 21 and all his children were home for the day to share with him in its celebration. A big dinner at noon was a part of the day's festivities, and the family were happy in being gathered around the family hearthstone. Besides his daughter, Mrs. Nettie BUrris and daughters, Mildred and Ruth who make their home with Mr. Vaughan, there were present Mr. and Mrs. H.C. Darnall and daughter Elizabeth of Waynetown Walter S. Vaughan and two children of Danville, Ill; Mr. and Mrs. E.E. Henthorn and daughter Frances of Ridgefarm, Ill and J. Sanford Vaughan and son Wallace of near Lebanon.