Canadice - The festivities of a golden wedding, happen to a person but once in a life time. Our town has been visited by such an event, Mr. Cyrus Macomber and Jane his wife, being the honored couple.
On the 26th of January, a goodly number of neighbors and relatives assembled to rejoice with the aged couple on their 50th wedding anniversary. We noticed among those present their son, Shepherd Macomber, and his wife and children, their daughter, Mrs. Volney Brown and family, Mrs. H. Hick and family, the granddaughter Miss Eva Stoddard; also brothers of the bride, Robert and Thomas Callester and wives of Mich. We also noticed David Stacy and wife, Job Stacy and wife, Geo. W. Sharpsteen and wife, J. Coykendall and wife, Elias Sleight and wife, C. Wemmet and wife, S. R. Hickok and family, Geo. Bailey and family, and many others whose names we did not learn. The company numbered 76 persons and the house was full to overflowing.
Appropriate addresses were made by Revs. Geo. Slaysmann of Hemlock, Rev. Hobbs, Springwater and Rev. Robert Hancock - the whole interspersed with fine songs by H. Hickok with Prof. Hecker at the organ.
After an intellectual feast of this nature, the vast company sat down to tables groaning under the load of good things prepared for the occasion, and after the hungry nature, again the song and music enlivened the sweet intercourse of the social time - rendering this the pleasantest occasion of one’s life.
Mr. Cyrus Macomber and Miss Jane Callester were married Jan. 26th, 1826; he is now 73 years old, and she 69. They have lived on the same farm in the town of Canadice since they were married, and by frugality and economy have amassed a competency. Mrs. Macobmer had the misfortune to lose her eyesight about eleven years ago, but being a dutiful Christian of 55 years standing, has been able to accept the visitation with resignation and cheerfulness. Living as they do, loved by children and relatives, respected and honored by friends and neighbors, with well anchored hopes they look forward calmly for the summons that calls them to the golden wedding and feast prepared for the faithful, in their bright future.