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and Mrs. Sandusky Celebrate their 60th Anniversary
and Mrs. J. E. Sandusky Married in Hamilton County March 2, 1865
and hearty at the age of 82, sixty years of wedded life have apparently
fallen light on the shoulders of J. E. (Uncle Elmore) Sandusky, who with
Aunt Betty Bennett Sandusky, his companion of three score years,
celebrated their wedding anniversary Tuesday, March 2 at their home near
Pleasant Grove church, west of this city.
The occasion was a gala event, about forty of their neighbors and
relatives participating in the great dinner that was served.
Two were present who had been at the wedding supper 60 years ago,
and who attended the wedding, Uncle Scott Bennett, a brother to Aunt
Elmore, who for many years took an active part in the civic life of his
community, settled in Hamilton county with his parents when but twelve
years of age, his birth place being in Kentucky, while his wife was born
in Tennessee and settled in Hamilton County with her parents when but a
Sandusky claimed his fifteen-year old bride on March 2, 1865, their
marriage taking place near Reed school house with Esquire Mark Harper,
later Sheriff of Hamilton county officiating.
Their union was blessed with nine children, seven of whom are
living: Mrs. Frank Jones of Chicago; Mrs. Agnes Ferguson of Success,
Ark; Mrs. Will Reeder, Hillary Sandusky, Mrs. Hattie Morris, Will
Sandusky and Mrs. Harry Mead, all of this city.
all of the years these two old people have kept sunny and happy.
They heartily enjoyed the celebration of their sixtieth
anniversary which consisted of visiting, eating, singing and prayer.
Elmore and Aunt Betty have been members of the Pleasant Grove M. E.
church for many years.
their days yet be many and happy and their going be peaceful.
Felty’s Legacy of Kin, p. 348.
October 24, 1935: news-item: J. E. Sandusky,
94, enjoyed his first airplane ride last Thursday.]
Felty’s Legacy of Kin, p. 362
Felty’s Legacy of Kin, p. 406; Pub January 6, 1938 Times-Leader.
From Jim Price: Aunt Betty Bennett (above) is the granddaughter of Michael Price. Her name was Mary Elizabeth Bennett.
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