by Ruth Walsh
Sherman Democrat, Tuesday, Nov. 13, 1956, p. 3
W.F. BLANTON FAMILY CELEBRATES WEDDING DATES
A family get-together Sunday marked two important dates
in the family of Mr. and Mrs. W.F. Blanton, 310 W. Middleton.
The group celebrated the 60th wedding anniversary of
Mr. and Mrs. Blanton and the 35th wedding anniversary of their son and
daughter-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. O.L. Blanton of Fort Worth.
Nineteen members of the family gathered at Grayson
Hotel for lunch Sunday when Mr. and Mrs. O.L. Blanton were hosts and other
members called at the family home during the afternoon.
MARRIED IN ECTOR
Mrs. W.F. Blanton is the former Miss Jenny Wrenn, daughter
of the late Mr. and Mrs. Robert Wrenn of Savoy. Mr. Blanton, the
son of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas J. Blanton was born in Fannin County, near Whitewright.
the couple was married in Ector. They have lived
in Sherman since 1918. Mr. Blanton was a cotton buyer for years and in
later years was manager of Kay Kimbell farms.
Mrs. Blanton is active in work of First Methodist Church,
where both are members.
HAVE FOUR CHILDREN
Mr. and Mrs. Blanton are parents of four children:
O.L. Blanton of Fort Worth and Mrs. W.W. Lay, Miss Nadine Blanton and Tom
Blanton, all of Sherman. There are two grandchildren and four great
O.L. Blanton and Miss Elizabeth Steele were married
in the home of the bride in Sherman in 1921. They are parents of
one daughter, Mrs. Charles Crabtree of Fort Worth.
Relatives attending the party Sunday included Mrs.
W.F. Blanton's brother, J.P. Wrenn of Savoy, who attended the wedding 60-years
ago. A great granddaughter, Susan Crabtree of Fort Worth was also
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