A one o'clock dinner was served to family members at Lamson's at the county seat, after which open house was held at the Strickland home.
Family members from a distance attending the anniversary celebration included Miss Emma L. Boyd and Mrs. Rose Boyd, both of El Paso, Ill., and Mrs. Elise Morris of Chenoa, Ill.
Both Mr. and Mrs. Strickland are 72 years of age. They have three children -- Leslie, and Floyd and Mrs. Driscoll Carstens, all residing in Gary.
The many friends of the Stricklands here at their old home join in extending congratulations to them.
The daughter of Robert and Eliza Boyd, she was born August 23, 1869, near Rutland, Ill., and on January 4, 1893* she was married to Charles I. Strickland. Since the death of her husband eight years ago, she had made her home with her daughter Imogene Carstens.
Rev. E.L. Worley officiated and she was interred beside her husband in the Lowell cemetery.
Surviving are three children, Leslie H., J. Floyd and Imogene Carstens, and four grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren; also three sisters, all of El Paso, Ill.
* NOTE -- The article on the 50th anniversary (at the top of the page) set the year of her marriage as 1892, but this obituary listed it as 1893. It is likely that the 1892 date was a typo, as the 50th anniversary article appeared in the 1943 paper.
Born in Illinois 84 years ago, she leaves two sons, Leslie of Gary, Floyd of Wanatah with Mrs. Carstens, four grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren, and three sisters, among them Mrs. Ella Wetzler, of El Paso, Illinois. Her husband, who had spent virtually a lifetime on a farm in West Creek, had, for several years before his death in 1946, managed the farming interests at the Lake County home.
Rev. E.L. Worley conducted services for Mrs. Strickland Tuesday afternoon at Weaver's chapel before burial was made in Lowell cemetery.
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