Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Paschall Married Half Century Ago

Latrobe Bulletin, (Latrobe, Pennsylvania), Tuesday, July 1, 1941, Page 3.  Reposted by Linda Stewart, 16 August 2022

Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Paschall, [John Lincoln Paschall and Ada Laura Gray] of near New Alexandria, residents of Westmoreland County for the past 47 years, will observe their golden wedding anniversary on July 4th, when they will hold open house from 2 to 5 o’clock in the afternoon and from 7 to 9 in the evening, for their many relatives and friends at their home on the William Penn Highway, east of New Alexandria.

Mr. Paschall and the former Miss Ada Gray were united in marriage, in Pittsburg, Pa., on June 11, 1891, by the late Rev. Kiser then pastor of the Christ M. E. church.  Following their marriage, the couple resided in Derry, Pa., for one year where Mr. Paschall operated a meat market.  They later removed to Latrobe, and thence to Lancaster during which time, Mr. Paschall was employed in the steel mills.  In 1894, Mr. and Mrs. Paschall returned to the home farm, in Westmoreland county, near New Alexandria.

Mr. Paschall’s parents were the late Abram[ham] and Carrie Horton Paschall, former residents of Westmoreland county.  Prior to locating in Westmoreland county, they had moved from Delaware county where Mr. Paschall was born on October 29, 1856.  Mrs. Paschall, a daughter of the late William and Agnes Gray [William M. Gray and Agnes Hurley], was born in Blaine, Pa., in Perry county, on November 22, 1865.

The romance had its origin in Kansas where Mr. Paschall spent ten years before returning to the East in 1890, and where the former Miss Gray taught school for several years.  It was while teaching school at Rossville, Kansas, that she met Mr. Paschall, then a member of the school board.  For the past 47 years they have resided in Derry Typ.

Mr. and Mrs. Paschall have six children: Henry, of Oceanville, N. J.; Mrs. Grace Bash, of Delmont; Leroy, of Chicago, Ill.; Mrs. Edith Ribblett, of Conemaugh; Mrs. Eva Newdorfer, of Alameda, Cal.; and John, of Nyack, N. Y.  There are also ten grandchildren.


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