The  Daily  Democrat
Tuesday September 26, 1916
Page 3 column 5
           Frank Borger, formerly of this city, but now a resident of Sumner, Nebraska, sends a newspaper clipping here that gives an account of the golden wedding celebration of a former Shelbyville couple, Mr. and Mrs. Oliver M. Durand, their wedding having been solemnized in this city. The story of the celebration is told as follows:
          The golden wedding anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. Oliver M. Durand was celebrated Tuesday at the home of their daughter, Mrs. George Garber, six miles northwest of Fairbury. Owing to Mr. Durandís prominence in Grand Army circles, the entire Russell Grand Army of the Republic Post, No. 77, of Fairbury, together with the Womenís Relief Corps, attended in a body. Mr. Durand was commander of Nebraska several years ago.
          Oliver M. Durand and his wife, formerly Miss Eunice H. Amlin, were married in Shelbyville, Indiana September 19, 1866. They moved to Fairbury in 1908. They have two daughters, Mrs. George Garber, of this county, and one living in Kansas.
          A dinner was served and extemporaneous talks by the civil war veterans comprised part of the entertainment for nearly a hundred guests.
Contributed by Barb Huff

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