Mr. and Mrs. R. Heasty Married Fifty Years
Observe Anniversary With Family Dinner Given At Their Home In Wyoming Dec. 9
(By Mrs. Jessie Koch)
Fifty years of married life have been enjoyed by Mr. and Mrs. R.M. Heasty of Wyoming, who with their children and other immediate relatives celebrated the golden wedding with a dinner, Sunday, at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Arnold Storm.
The table was attractive with yellow button chrysanthemums in a black modernistic bowl flanked on either side with yellow tapers in black holders. Mrs. Heasty is now 69 years old and her husband is 74. Both have suffered from illness during the last year but continue to keep up their home. Both are fond of flowers and during the spring and summer months a profusion of blooming plants on the lawn and around the vegetable garden make the place one of the beauty spots of the town. Robert Heasty and Addie Applegate were born and reared in the Scotch Grove community, the children of pioneer settlers. Mrs. Heasty's father, James Applegate, built the first flour mill on the banks of the Maquoketa River, which is now known as Eby's mill.
The were united in Marriage December 10, 1884 at the home of the bride's parents by Rev. Truman, pastor of the Christian church of Monticello and Scotch Grove. The home was established in the neighborhood of Wellington, Kansas.
They remained there for 12 years, then moved to Iowa where they have lived since, with the exception of two years spent on a farm in Minnesota. They are the parents of nine children, six of whom are living: Ray, of Wyoming; Fred, of Marshalltown; Ralph, of Waterloo; Edna, Mrs. Arnold Storm, of Olin; Elma, Mrs. Leslie Fishwild, of Clinton; Lynne, Mrs. Allen Chatterton, of Oslow. There are sixteen grandchildren and three great grandchildren.
Mrs. Heasty takes delight in maintaining her home and performing those little services which lighten the burdens on her children and grandchildren. Mr. Heasty's live may be summed up in several activities. In his younger days he took a course in agriculture at Ames and taught school for ten years, then took up newspaper work, serving as manger of the subscription and advertising department for a Wellington, Kansas paper. After the return to Iowa he followed the occupation until 1912 when he was appointed a regular rural mail carrier out of Wyoming, having served five years as a substitute carrier. He retired in 1930 after 24 years of service, the third man from the Wyoming post office to complete such service for Uncle Sam.
Other out-of-town relatives who attended the celebration besides the children were H.W. Applegate and Thomas Vaughn of Horton, Kansas, and Mrs. Albion King of Mount Vernon.
From the Monticello Express 12-13-1934 p. 1