Married:  Tuesday, March 25, 1890

Although they were married in 1890, they considered 1889 as their marriage year and celebrated their Golden Anniversary in 1939.












Craig, George W. & wife Betsy

Fiftieth Anniversary

Mr. and Mrs. George W. Craig, residents of Rock County for forty-six years, celebrated their golden wedding anniversary on Sunday, March 26.  In honor of the occasion a family dinner was served at the home of their son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Forrest Harvey with covers being laid for 31 guests.  The colors used to decorate were gold and white, with gold candles and a three-tiered wedding cake trimmed with gold leaves and a miniature bride and bridegroom.
Open House was held at the C. W. Craig home from two until four o’clock in the afternoon. Light refreshments were served to the 125 friends who called to extend congratulations.  For the Open House, the table centerpiece was Talisman Roses in a low crystal bowl and gold candles in a crystal candelabra.  The honored couple received many flowers, congratulatory cards and gifts.  All five of their children were present.  They are Mrs. Lawrence Jensen and Mrs. Ray Ullrich, of Duluth; Mrs. Forrest Harvey of this city; Francis L. Craig of Minneapolis; and Richard C. Craig of Valley Springs, SD.  Their three grandchildren, George, Peter and Shirley Ann Jensen, and Richard Craig were also present.

Source: The Rock County Starr, March 30, 1939

Read how their marriage was published in the “The Pick and Gad” – An Independent Weekly Journal, Shullsburg, Wisconsin, March 27, 1890

George W. Craig and Miss Betsy Harrison were married last Tuesday evening at the home of the bride’s parents in the town of Seymour, by Rev. Challinor of this city.  About forty invited guests were in attendance.  The bride was the recipient of a large number of beautiful and valuable presents.  The young couple has the best wishes of a host of friends for a pleasant journey on the matrimonial sea.