"Mr. and Mrs. C. Jorgensen Honored August 6"

About 250 friends, relatives and others assembled at the Petersen grove on the south fork last Thursday, August 6, to attend the golden wedding anniversary celebration in honor of Mr. and Mrs. Chris Jorgensen of the Onalaska district. A big picnic dinner was a feature of the occasion and several wedding cakes were served. One was baked by Mrs. Clifton Wright, daughter of the honored guests; one by Mrs. Runke of Salkum; one by Mrs. John Weaver and Mrs. Fred Petersen and one by Mrs. S. Graverson of Winlock. Forget-Me-Not ice cream was furnished by the Advocate and a photographer from the Bee-Nugget took group pictures and of Mr. and Mrs. Jorgensen.

Following the dinner there was a short program, consisting of violin duets by Miss Jeanette Jorgensen, a granddaughter, and Clifton Wright, a son-in-law of Mr. and Mrs. Jorgensen; vocal solos by Allan Austin of Onalaska; short talks by John Arnold of Onalaska and Chapin D. Foster of Chehalis; and two beautiful numbers by the Blair family quartet of Salkum. Mr. and Mrs. Jorgensen responded briefly. They were the recipients of many beautiful presents.

Mr. and Mrs. Jorgensen, both of whom were born in Denmark, have been residents of Lewis county since they settled in the south fork district 49 years ago. They were married at Monmouth, Ill., August 6, 1881. Mrs. Jorgensen's maiden name was Sina Anderson. In the spring of 1882 they came to Washington, living for many years on their original homestead. At this time they reside on a farm near Salkum. It was in the south fork country that this pair of Lewis county's very highly respected citizens spent the best years of their lives. It was here that in their time they had their full part and share in helping to convert a part of the wooded forest into a fine farm, adding their portion to the great development of Lewis county since they came to this section of the northwest.

Mr. and Mrs. Jorgensen raised a splendid family, consisting of three sons, Henry C., Adolph M. and Walton W. Jorgensen. All live on the old homestead near Onalaska. Their only daughter, Mrs. Clifton Wright, lives at Silver Creek. There are also thirteen grandchildren.

Although Mr. Jorgensen is 76 years of age and Mrs. Jorgensen is 71, both are enjoying good health and live an active life. Their many Lewis county and other friends will join the Bee-Nugget in congratulations and best wishes for many more years of good health and happiness.

Mrs. P. S. Twiss and Mrs. Fred Petersen were in charge of the arrangements for Thursday's celebration, every detail of which was perfectly arranged. (photo)

Source: The Chehalis Bee-Nugget, 14 Aug 1931, page 9.

Transcribed by Diana Smith. She has no further information on this individual.