Tuesday, February 2, 2021

Booths Celebrate 50th Anniversary

 Fifty five years ago Mr. and Mrs. Preston Archie Booth celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary.

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 Here's the article that appeared in the newspaper that week.

Text from the above article:
Mr. And Mrs. Booth Observe Golden Wedding Anniversary With Reception

The home of Mr. and Mrs. John Hardman of Folsom Road was the lovely setting last Sunday afternoon for a reception honoring Mrs. Hardman's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Preston Archie Booth of Folsom, in celebration of their golden 'wedding anniversary.

Hosts for the memorable event were the couple's nine children, including four daughters, Miss Betty Booth of the Hammond State School, Hammond, Mrs. W. J. Jenkins of Baton Rouge, Mrs. Derwood J. Miller of Shawnee Mission, Kansas, and Mrs. John Hardman of Covington; and five sons, Messrs. Paul Booth of Lawton, Okla., Alton and George Booth of Baton Rouge. S/Sgt. Otto Booth of Lincoln AFB, Lincoln, Neb., and Lawrence Booth of Covington.

Mrs. Booth received congratulations extended to her and her husband gowned in a royal blue lace over taffeta dress, matching accessories, crystal jewelry and gold-throated white orchid corsage tied with gold ribbons. Her daughters and daughters-in-law each wore a white feathered carnation corsage tied with gold ribbon, and the men of the family wore white carnation boutonnieres.

Two arrangements in matching Hogarth design of dried materials and wood roses in tall champagne glasses, the whole sprayed gold, graced the living-room mantle which was centered by an ornate gold "50".

The long refreshment table draped in a white linen banquet cloth bordered with hand crocheted edging, was centered by an exquisite arrangement of white gladioli and giant gold mums, interspersed with gold foliage, in a tall gold and crystal complete with marble base. Two gold diagonal candelabrums with white tapers flanked the centerpiece. Wedding bells of gold crocheted cording, tied with white satin bows a n d streamers festooned each corner of the cloth.

The wedding cake, beautifully iced in white and decorated with gold roses, was topped by a gold "50" encircled by lace ruffling.

Alternating at the punch service and assisting in serving were Miss Lois McKee, Mmes. Hulan Boothe, John Root, Jr., Ezekiel Jenkins, Charlie Wascom, Paul Booth, Alton Booth, George Booth, Woodrow Booth, Misses Susan Jenkins and Karen Goodwyn. Mrs. Ruby Thompson and Mrs. Morgan Wallis presided at the guest register.

Mr. Booth, a retired builder and Mrs. Booth are life-long residents of Folsom. They were married January 12, 1916, at the Old Bogue Falaya Baptist Church near the community of Onville. The ceremony was performed by the late Rev. Norvel Fortenberry of Varnado.

Mr. Booth's father and mother were the late Rev. and Mrs. D. A. Booth of Folsom. His wife, who, before her marriage in 1916, was the former Miss Bessie McKee, is the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Rea McKee of the Folsom area. They are the grandparents of 24 grandchildren.

Over 300 friends and relatives called during the reception hours and many messages of congratulations and good wishes were received by the happy "bride and groom".

Out-of town guests attending were Mr. and Mrs. John M. Root, Jr., Mrs. John Stockwell, Mrs. Lucy Barron, Miss Winona Barron, Mrs. H. H. Laird, Mrs. Mike Edwards, Jeff, James K. and Cheri Richards, Mr. and Mrs. V. N. Fussell, Mr. and Mrs. Hugh McCaskell, Mr. and Mrs. Barney McKee, and Mr. and Mrs. Larry McKee, Mr. and Mrs. Otis Sharp, Mr. and Mrs. Glynn L. Riffel, Mrs. J. B. McKee, Miss Lois McKee, Mr. and Mrs. Kyle Dickson. Mr. and Mrs. Hulan Boothe and daughter, Helen, Mr. Gene Booth, all of Baton Rouge;

Mr. and Mrs. Kenzie Thompson, Mr. and Mrs. N. D. Ott and Miss Liz Ott, of Bogalusa; Mrs. Ira Dunnington, Mrs. Lawrence Holmes, Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Dunnington, Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Courtney and Mrs. Martha Overbey of Hammond; Mr. and Mrs. Barney Poole and Mrs. Mary Duke of Lumberton, Miss ;

Mrs. Ernest Mixon, Mr .and Mrs. Claude Eastman and son, Ronnie of Loranger; Mr. and Mrs. Orion G. Hankins, Jr., Mr. and Mrs. Rudolph Diaz, Mrs. Anita Kinchen and Mrs. Thelma McKinstry of New Orleans; Mr. and Mrs. R. C. Moore of Gonzales; Mrs. Myrtle James of Newton, Miss., Mrs. Wynn Bennett of Denver, Colo.; Mrs. Lucille Huber and Mrs. Carl Harrison of Lacombe; Mr. Maurice Booth of La Porte, Texas; Mrs. M. E. Wales of Gulfport, Miss. 

The above article was found in the papers of the late Bertha Neff, parish archivist and historian.