Anniversary Is Observed

Mr. and Mrs. William J. Redmond Were Married in Portland Half-Century Ago

Mr. and Mrs. William J. Redmond, Centralians for 22 years Friday observerd their golden wedding anniversary, having been married on September 4, 1892, in Portland.

No special celebration marked the occasion, but Thursday evening the couple was surprised with a party given by the Royal Arch Masons and their wives.

Mr. Redmond, now 74 years of age, was born in Ontario, Canada December 7, 1867, and went to Portland with his parents in 1874. He later became a Columbia river steamboat captain, still holding his license, and then became interested in lumbering. For 10 years he was a mill manager along the Columbia river, then coming to Bunker in 1914 as manager of the Hill Logging company. In 1922 he organized the Klaber Lumber company at Boistfort with R. H. Nodes as a partner, operating that company until 1928.

Mr. and Mrs. Redmond came to Centralia in 1920, moving into a home at 1505 North Pearl street, where they have lived since.

Mrs. Redmond is a native of Washington, having been born at Olympla on September 10, 1874. Both are in good health and are exceedingly active. They have no children.

Source: The Daily Chronicle (Centralia, WA), 5 Sep 1942.

Transcribed by Rich Detering.

[Editor's note: Mrs. William J. Redmond was born Aimee Clotilda Mossman, daughter of Isaac V. Mossman and Nellie Jackson. William and Aimee Redmond were in the 1910 census for Oak Point, Cowlitz Co., WA, and in the 1920 census for Skookumchuck, Lewis Co., WA. William James Redmond died in Centralia, WA on 14 Jul 1949, age 81 (source: Washington State Death Index). Aimee Redmond died in Olympia, WA on 20 Nov 1951, age 77 (obituary).]