Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Wedding Wednesday - Mr and Mrs Eli Dart's Golden Anniversary

Seeing a Golden Anniversary has always fascinated me.  You don't see them all the time. Making that landmark anniversary is a true testament to the love between to people.

Eli Dart was the son of Eugene and Josephine Dart nee Hermans.  He was the 11th of 12 known children and was born on September 21, 1894 in Wisconsin.  He enlisted in the Army during World War I on March 28, 1918 and was discharged on September 5, 1919.  Shortly thereafter he married Edith (last name unknown) on November 11, 1919, and died on February 21, 1982.  Edith was born on July 10, 1899 in Wisconsin and died in October 13, 1981.  They are buried in the Shrine of the Good Shepherd in Green Bay, Wisconsin.

"Wed 50 Years - Mr. and Mrs. Eli Dart, Rt. 3, Luxemburg, recently observed their 50th wedding anniversary.  They were married Nov. 11, 1919 at Tonet and have one daughter, two grandchildren and five great-grandchildren."

The clipping was passed on to me by my mother-in-law and was hand-dated 1969.  There is no publication information for the clipping, but it was most likely from the local Green Bay newspaper the Press-Gazette.