The Daily Democrat
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:
September 26, 1916
Page 3 column 5
OF FORMER RESIDENTS
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.
FAIRBURY, NEBRASKA, September 21:
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