Mr. and Mrs. A. Buell Smith
50th Anniversary - 1888
Not many persons are privileged to celebrate their golden wedding, but Mr. and Mrs. A.B. Smith, propose to give a reception on the occasion of their fiftieth wedding anniversary, Thursday, Jan. 19th. [Bainbridge Republican, Jan. 6, 1888]
Golden Wedding: Mr. and Mrs. A.B. Smith held an informal reception at their home on
street [Bainbridge, Chenango Co., NY] last Thursday, it being the fiftieth
anniversary of their marriage. The
occasion was a very enjoyable one. Of
their five children, four were there to participate in the pleasures of the
day. One son, living in the far west,
was unable to be present, but, we doubt not, was with them in spirit. Children, grandchildren, sisters, brothers,
friends and neighbors united in offering
their congratulations and wishes for a happy future. Among the many presents was a gold headed
cane and umbrella and $90 in gold coin.
Not the least noticeable was the refreshment room, where the table
heavily laden with most tempting viands, and the happy faces of the attendants
proclaimed the marriage feast. Mr. A.B.
Smith and Miss Jane Bailey were married at Guilford Centre, Jan.19, 1838, by the
Rev. Mr. Harnon. Immediately after their
marriage, Mr. and Mrs. Smith came to this village [Bainbridge, Chenango Co., NY] where they have since
resided. [Bainbridge Republican, Jan.
A.B. Smith, whose notice of his golden wedding will be found in another column, was married Jan. 19, 1838, at Guilford Centre, N.Y., and he and his estimable wife immediately came to this village, where Mr. Smith commenced blacksmithing, and from that time to the present he has ever been ready to “forge and weld” for his many customers. Although for three or four years past Mr. Smith has worked but little, still the same muscular arm and many of the tools of half a century ago that earned the bread and made a home for his family of eight children, are not altogether idle, but ready almost any day to do a job of repairing. How few there are who continue in the same line of business fifty years. [Bainbridge Republican, Jan. 27, 1888]