The following October 26, 1944, Lowell Tribune article was found on page 5 column 6:
Mr. and Mrs. O.D. Applegate attended their family reunion in Chicago Sunday, at the home of their daughter, Mrs. C.A. Pluister. The first birthday of Sharon Anne Pluister was also celebrated. Present were Mr. and Mrs. C.A. Pluister and children, Robert, Don, and Sharon Anne, Mr. and Mrs. Earl Wharton of St. Louis and daughters, Joyce and Jeneen, and Mr. and Mrs. Robin Cooper and children, Terry and Lee Anne from Kenosha, Wis. Mr. Cooper is stationed at Great Lakes. At 4 o'clock, the candle was lit on a lovely cake and all were served ice cream and cake. Sharon Anne received many lovely gifts.