Transcribed from the Adair County News, December 1, 1909, page 6

Golden Wedding


On last Wednesday, November 15, Mr. and Mrs. Albert Blair celebrated their golden wedding. At an early hour their friends began to arrive until 53 people had congregated. Almost all that arrived brought something in the way of cakes, pies, fruits, and pickles. Many valuable and useful presents were received, which of course, were duly appreciated. The guests present were Mr. and Mrs. P.M. Bryant, Mr. and Mrs. Solomon McKinley, Mr. and Mrs. M.D. Grider, Mr. and Mrs,. R.P. Anderson, Mr. and Mrs. Willis Murrell, Mr. and Mrs. J.D. Haynes, Mr. and Mrs. S.I. Blair, Mr. and Mrs. W.H. Blair, Mr. and Mrs. G.L. Blair, Mrs. Elizabeth Cooley, Messrs. J.C. Bryant and Luther Grider, Mrs. Nancy Hughes, Mrs. Mag Turpin, Maud Gooden, Mrs. Leorie Pollie, Misses Nannie Grider, Effie Hughes, Cora Bryant, Nannie Coolie, Pearl Blair, Marie Grider, Aline Blair, Nellie Pollie, Sarah Gooden, Thelma Blair and Ella Gooden; Messrs. Averie Blair, Paul Blair, Ray Blair, Earl Blair, Carl Blair, Cecil Blair, Charlie Blair, Bascom Pollie, Jo Wood Grider, Tommie Hays, Romie Hayes, Jessie Hayes, and Clido [Clide] Blair.

The day was delightfully spent talking and some good music until time came to go to our respective homes. We hope Mr. and Mrs. Blair may live to celebrate the anniversaries of many other wedding days.


Mr. and Mrs. Blair celebrated another five wedding anniversaries. Mr. Blair died in late winter of 1915, and Mrs. Blair, the former Miss Ellen Bryant, died in late winter, 1920. They were married in Adair County on November 10, 1859, about four weeks before the bride's twentieth birthday.