wed 50 years
Mr. and Mrs. John Abel
of Silver Hill will
observe anniversary Monday
An occasion of importance in
the lives of Mr. and Mrs. John S. Abel of Silver Hill will be
quietly celebrated tomorrow at their home on Concession 10 of North
Fifty years ago, on 9 Apr
1890, Mr. and Mrs. Abel were married at the Lynedoch Presbyterian
Church Manse, the officiating minister being Rev. James Hamilton.
They began their married
lives on the farm now occupied by them, upon which Mr. Abel's
parents, the late John and Jessie (Coutts) Abel settled upon
arriving in this country from Aberdeen, Scotland.
The groom of half a century
ago will be 76 years of age on the 31 May 1940, and with the
exception of a few years spent as a carpenter in Norwich and some
time in British Columbia, Mr. Abel has spent his entire existence on
He has for many years been a
Justice of the Peace, and is known among his neighbors as
Mrs. Abel was born in
Tyrrell on 30 May 1869, one of the 12 children of the late Alanson
Lemon and Anne Austin, the family later moving to Silver Hill. Mrs. (Mary) Abel, Mrs.
Arthur (Bertha) Smith, and Mr. Clarence Lemon are the only survivors
of this large family.
Both Mr. and Mrs. Abel have
natural music ability, which has been exercised greatly in
connection with their church activities.
The former with his violin
has figured largely in church functions, and Mrs. Abel as church
organist and choir singing of three decades has also assisted as
such numerous times in the local church as well as
those of neighboring districts.
A member of the Presbyterian Church
for many years, in 1925 she became member of the United Church of
To them were born three
children, all living in Simcoe: Jessie, Mrs. O. W. Terry, Olive, Mrs. C. W. Bowyer,
and Miss Bertha Abel. They have
two [grandchildren] Billy J. and Mary [I..] Bowyer.