Dayton Daily News - August 17, 1946
Retired Educators Married 50 Years Ago Next Monday
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MR. AND MRS. ELGAR G. PUMPHREY
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Mr. and Mrs. Elgar G. Pumprey [sic] of 328 Richmond av. will celebrate their golden wedding anniversary Monday with their two sons and Mrs. Pumphrey's sister and brother-in-law.
Arriving in Dayton for the occasion are Ralph Pumphrey of Syracuse and Fred Pumphrey of Schenectady, and Mr. and Mrs. A. R. Weaks of Fostorio [sic], O. The six grandchildren cannot be present.
Many Daytonians will remember Mr. Pumphrey as their history and civics teacher at Steel high school where he taught for 38 years before he retired in 1932. He also was head of the school's athletic committee for many years and was principal of the night school for the last 12 years of his service at Steel.
The retired educator was born at Clayton 79 years ago and Mrs. Pumphrey, 76, is a native of Fostoria where she too was a school teacher. At the age of 15, she started to teach the elementary grades in Fostoria's school. In later years she has been very active in Dayton's First U.B. church where she taught Sunday school. Mrs. Pumphrey is a member of the DAR, a regent of the Daughters of American Colonists, and, for 26 years, a member of the Advance club, a literary organization. Mr. Pumphrey is a member of the Sons of the Revolution.
Mr. Pumphrey at different times has written book reivews for The Dayton Daily News and collaborated with his wife on several works for the Dayton Historical society. Together they wrote a history of many of the original families of Montgomery county, and a pamphlet for the society on Newcomb's tavern, one of Dayton's oldest land marks.
Question on the key to 50 years of happy married life, Mr. Pumphrey and Mrs. Pumphrey stated it just required "a lot of common sense from the other partner."
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