Oakerson Anniversary

From the October 1, 1914 Skidmore New Era:

Celebrate Fiftieth Wedding Anniversary

Mr. and Mrs. A. T. Oakerson, of Skidmore, celebrated their Golden Wedding anniversary Friday, September 25.

Over one hundred relatives and friends gathered at their home to observe the day, honor the wedded couple and assist in the general social spirit of the happy occasion.

The weather was in keeping with the event which the day was to commemorate, one of Missouri’s typical, balmy, golden days of Autumn.

Mr. and Mrs. Oakerson were married at Huntsville, Ind., September 25, 1854, and came to Missouri in 1881, settling on a farm in Atchison county, where they resided until four years ago when they moved to Skidmore, which place they have made their home ever since.

Mrs. Oakerson’s maiden name was Caroline Hunt, and she was born and reared in Randolph county, Indiana.  She has passed her sixty-seventh birthday, and is in fairly good health.

Mr. Oakerson is seventy-three years old.  He is a native of Kentucky, and lived in the famous bluegrass state until he reached manhood, when he moved to Indiana where he courted and married his wife.

Mr. and Mrs. Oakerson have four children:  A. L. Oakerson east of Skidmore, J. B. Oakerson, west of Skidmore, Mrs. E. R. Fantz, west of Skidmore, and County Superintendent of Schools, W. M. Oakerson, of Maryville.

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