Orel Pearl Williams (1870-1962),
wife of G. A. Britton, was my grandmother.
|Pearl Williams, wife of G. A. Britton -- 1928|
This photo was made just prior to their 40th wedding anniversary.
Years later when the Brittons returned to the home area of their youth in Henry County, Iowa, it's the living room that I remember. It was overflowing with photographs and memorabilia; the associated stories appealed to me. On one particular visit, Grandma Britton brought out a photograph for my dad and gave me a lovely fragile fan. Now, both are in my possession. The occasion at which the photo was made was a 4th of July celebration during their courtship. Pearl was prepared for the sun and heat with her parasol and the fan in her lap.
|Pearl Williams and G. A. Britton, 4 July 1888|
The couple wed on New Year's Day, 1889. When they celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary, I was one of the many guests. I was much impressed with the elaborate anniversary cake, and to this day have a well-preserved tiny frosting bird that was on my own piece of the cake.
--genieBev (Genealogy Beverly)
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