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Couple, Childhood Friends, Married Fifty Years

Celeste, Texas, February 13, 1943--Mr. and Mrs. J. F. Roach celebrated their Golden Wedding anniversary recently at their home near Celeste.

Mr. Roach was born near Adamsville, Tennessee. He came to Texas with his parents in 1876 and settled three miles west of Celeste.

Mrs. Roach came to Texas from near Dewitt, Arkansas, in 1876. Her parents bought land adjoining the land owned by Mr. Roach's parents. Mr. and Mrs. Roach attended the same school in childhood. They have resided on the same farm for fifty years, located only one mile from their respective childhood homes and two miles west of Celeste.

Nine of the children were at the home for the occasion. One son in San Antonio could not be present.

(February 14, 1943, The Dallas Morning News)

Submitted by Sarah Swindell

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