From the March 16, 1922 Skidmore News (Skidmore, Missouri), page 1:
Last Thursday, March 9, being the thirtieth wedding anniversary of the wedding of Mr. and Mrs. Jonas Brown, a surprise dinner was planned for them; but as the younger children were in school, it was decided to celebrate the occasion on the Sunday following.
Invitations were sent and despite the bad roads a large number of their friends and neighbors gathered at the Brown home about 12 o’clock, bringing well-filled baskets with them.
Those present were: Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Collins, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Brown and son Harlan, Mr. and Mrs. W. S. Linville and son Byron, Mr. and Mrs. P. C. Hays, Mr. and Mrs. Archie Barrett and son Corwin Miller, Mr. and Mrs. Eph Medsker and children, R. G., Theodore, Gordon and Mary Lou; Mr. and Mrs. Charles Smith, Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Hitchcock, Mr. and Mrs. Loren Pfeiffer and son Charles, Mr. and Mrs. Earl Stevenson and children, Roberts, Louise, Morris and Mary; Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Hart and sons, Donald and Francis; Miss Ella Roberts, Mrs. Noffsinger, Mr. and Mrs. Aron Linville and son, Francis; Mrs. Bess Cotrril and children, Lois and Andrew; Mr. and Mrs. Curtis Hilbert and son Wilbur, Mr. and Mrs. Merle Hammond, Lawrence Linville, Francis Medsker, Nellie Hitchcock, Eva Mae Medsker, Harold Hart, Johnny Hart, Harry McDaniel, Elza King, Margery Martin, Deon Martin, and Amos Collins.