undated unknown newspaper clipping from Grandma Grace's book
Mr. and Mrs. J.W. Orton of Rosalia, celebrated their forty-nineth wedding anniversary at the home of their son, Hobart Orton and family, February 14.
All members of the Orton family attended the six o'clock dinner celebration. This included two sons, Hobart of rural Rosalia, and Frank from Potwin. The one grandson, John Orton of Potwin, and the six granddaughters, Norma and Martha Orton of Potwin, and Patty, Phyllis, Virginia, and Jan Orton of Rosalia attended.
Miss Emily Phyllis Higdon and James Wesley Orton were united in marriage at high noon, February 14, 1903, at the home of the bride's parents, Mr and Mrs Phillip Higdon near Bethany Missouri. They were attended by Miss Mamie Higdon and A.E. Orton.
Mrs. Orton relates that the Higdon home, a log house of five rooms, fairly bulged to hold the many invited guests. But that following the ceremony an elaborate dinner was served which centered around roast turkey and Virginia baked ham.
Both Mr and Mrs Orton have been in poor health for some time and have been staying
at the home of Hobart Orton, but hope to soon be able to return to their own home.
Others who helped the Orton's celebrate were Mrs Fank Orton, Mrs. Hobart Orton, Elsie and Karen Smith.