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60TH WEDDING ANNIVERSARY PARTY

Benjamin and Elizabeth Jane Champion Jackson

On Sept. 22nd a goodly number of the relatives and friends met at the Antwerp grove with Benj. B. Jackson and Elizabeth J. (Champion) Jackson to celebrate their sixtieth wedding anniversary; who were married in Clermont county, Ohio, on Sept 23, 1840.  They lived there and in Warren county until October, 1848, when they moved on a packet boat by way of the Miami and Wabash canals to Paulding county and settled in Crane township on a farm and there resided until August, 1895, then moved to Antwerp, where they now reside.  A list of relatives and friends are as follows: A. C. Jackson of Tiffin, Ohio; J. B. Jackson, wife and son Virgil and Coe Jackson of Paulding, G. G. Banks, wife and daughters Pearl, Jennie, Grace and son Ray; S. O. Jackson, wife and daughters Lillian, Olive, Myrtle and sons Frank, Floyd and Stephen O. Jr., Wm. B. Jackson, wife and daughters Ruby, Hazel, Edith, Vivian and son Willie B. Jr., Mrs. J. W. Jackson and son Elmer; Mrs. Mary A. Fleming, a sister of the in her 81st year; J. S. Champion a brother and wife and daughter, Mrs. Minnie Overman and son Raymond, Wm. Shaffer, wife and daughter Marine and son Robert; R. B. Champion a brother, and daughter, Mrs. Nora Chatterton and son Eugene; R. S. Banks, Sr., Mrs. Ann Covert, Miss Anna Murphy, Mrs. Emma Clemmer, Mrs. T. C. Banks and daughter Gertrude, B. B. Banks, Wm. Schooley and wife, Wm. A. Phillips and wife, Perry; Heazlit, wife and daughters Edith, Elsie and son Gay; Claude Jacobs and wife, Mrs. P. P Deering, Miss Lingham and O. J. Glasmire. 

The well filled baskets were emptied in the usual manner, each one seemed satisfied that they had received their share of the contents.  "Billy" Mote furnished vocal music assisted by Esq. Phillips and W. B. Jackson which was not on the program but was duly appreciated.

The aged bride and groom were jovial and made quite a youthful appearance; he being in his 80th and she in her 78th year.

ONE WHO WAS THERE

Newspaper article found in the Bowling Green State Library, Ohio, in the library archives.
Transcribed and contributed by Jerry Gross, see Contributors Page for address and email.

A list of relatives and friends attending the 60th anniversary party:
A. C. Jackson of Tiffin, Ohio; (RIN 2147 Andrew Carl)
J. B. Jackson, wife (RIN 2698 Jesse Benjamin)
son Virgil (RIN 9889)
and Coe Jackson of Paulding, (RIN 2699, s/o A.C.)
G. G. Banks, wife and (RIN 2217 George Gordon)
daughters Pearl, (RIN 2218)
Jennie, (RIN 2219)
Grace and (RIN 2220)
son Ray; (RIN 2221)
S. O. Jackson, wife and (RIN 2151 Stephen Orlando & wife RIN 2373)
daughters Lillian, (RIN 2222)
Olive, (RIN 2223)
Myrtle and (RIN 2224)
sons Frank, (RIN 2225)
Floyd and (RIN 2226)
Stephen O. Jr., (RIN 2227)
Wm. B. Jackson, wife and (RIN 2154 & wife 2700)
daughters Ruby, (RIN 2228)
Hazel, (RIN 2229)
Edith, (RIN 2230)
Vivian and (RIN 2231)
son Willie B. Jr., (RIN 2232)
Mrs. J. W. Jackson and (may be error; s/b J. M. RIN 3895)
son Elmer; (prob 3914)
Mrs. Mary A. Fleming, a sister of the in her 81st year; (RIN 6447)
J. S. Champion a brother and wife and daughter, (RIN 18922)
Mrs. Minnie Overman and
son Raymond,
Wm. Shaffer, wife and
daughter Marine and
son Robert;
R. B. Champion a brother, (RIN 18923)
and daughter, Mrs. Nora Chatterton and
son Eugene;
R. S. Banks, Sr.,
Mrs. Ann Covert,
Miss Anna Murphy,
Mrs. Emma Clemmer,
Mrs. T. C. Banks
and daughter Gertrude,
B. B. Banks,
Wm. Schooley and wife,
Wm. A. Phillips and wife, Perry;
Heazlit, wife
and daughters Edith,
Elsie
and son Gay;
Claude Jacobs and wife,
Mrs. P. P Deering,
Miss Lingham and
O. J. Glasmire. 

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