NAZARETH: LOCAL COUPLE CELEBRATES 58th YEAR OF MARRIED LIFE.
Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Smith of Georgetown, Sunday Celebrated 58 years of marriage. Mr. Smith holds daily employment at the Keystone Dehydrating Co. and Mrs. Smith does all her own household chores, works in the garden and plants flower beds.
They enjoy taking short trips through the country, with short stops to visit relatives and friends, but most of their pleasure is brought when their children and their families visit them Sunday afternoons they say.
The couple was married May 10, 1896, by the late Rev. W. J. Andres, in the parsonage of the Lutheran Church, Bath. They are now members of the St. John's Lutheran Church, Nazareth.
They are the parents of thirteen children. Mrs. Helen Williamson, Lester and Walter of Nazareth, Russell, Bath, Mrs. Eva Bartholomew, Quakertown, Mrs. Hilda Werkheiser of Blairstown, NJ, Mrs. Dorothy Gerhart, Easton, Mrs. Florence Fehnel, Allentown, Mrs. Lillian Spohn, of Tatamy, Franklin of Mt. Bethel. Three children preceded the couple in death, two sons, Emmet and Herbert and one daughter, Mrs. Marie Bilheimer. The couple have 21 grandchildren and 10 great grand children. The Smith's will celebrate their wedding anniversary May 16, by entertaining their children at a family dinner.
These pictures was taken at the celebration of their 58th wedding anniversary.
Estella died on Christmas Day, 1966 at the age of 88. She and Art had been married 70 years!!!! They were devoted to each other. Four years later Arthur passed away at the age of 95. According to the 1940 census neither she nor Art went to school after the sixth grade. They lead remarkable lives and are still held in high esteem by those who remember them.
They are buried in Greenmount Cemetery, Bath, Pennsylvania.
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