Mr. and Mrs.
Culp of Guysboro celebrated the golden anniversary of their
marriage on 1 Sep 1917 when about 60 of their family and friends
gathered at their home to offer congratulations.
All the children were
present except Mrs. Bert Travis of Texas, also all their
grandchildren but those living in Texas and Miss Irene Coomber of
Mr. and Mrs. Culp
received many costly and beautiful presents. The children gave
them a clock with chimes and a gold-headed ebony cane. The
grandchildren gave their grandfather gold initialed cuff button
and their grandmother a gold brooch. Mr.
Culp gave his bride of 50 years a gold watch and chain.
address was read by Rev. Mr. Fagan of Starffordville [sic],
and Mr. and Mrs. Culp responded, expressing gratitude for the love
and esteem which prompted the gifts. Speeches were made by several
old friends and schoolmates.
Mrs. H. G. Coomber
and Mrs. P. Culp gave words of welcome to the guests. Guests were
present from Toronto, London, Salford, Tillsonburg, Eden,
Straffordville, Maple Grove, Port Burwell, Kinglake and Guysboro.
Mr. Culp was born on
the farm on which he lives 73 years ago. Mrs. Culp was born in
Windham, 6 years ago, her maiden name being Pettit. They were
married at Vienna, by Rev. Mr. Terwilliger, 1 Sep 1867.
Six children blessed
their union. The eldest daughter died when four years old. The
other daughters are Mrs. M. A. Travis of Collegeport, Texas; Mrs.
H. C. Coomber of Toronto and Mrs. Frank Travis of Eden. The sons
are H. W. Culp of the Forge road and Reuben Culp, who lives with
his parents. There are 16 grandchildren.
Mr. and Mrs. Culp are
valued members of the Methodist Church at Guysboro.