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Watson 50th Wedding Anniversary-1916

The WHG&HS officially launched our Women of Wetmore (WOW) program at our recent November meeting with a wonderful presentation given by Dave and Karen Alexander and Margaret Storm. Photos and oral histories were shared by cousins Dave and Margaret who are descendants of William A. Watson and William Tennant, both original homesteaders in the Wetmore-Hardscrabble area.

Two photos taken in 1916 were shared by Dave and Margaret. In March 1916, William Alonzo Watson and Mary Elizabeth (Crouch) Watson celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary at the Watson home just outside of Wetmore. Many family members and friends gathered for this important celebration. The two photos below were taken at that gathering.

We are asking for help in identifying the people in these photos. Do you recognize anyone? If so, please let us know. We'd love to place names with all the faces! E mail us at

An accompanying newspaper article reporting about the big event was also shared. This is an invaluable resource as many of the guests are listed by name in the article. Hopefully, this will be one more tool to help us identify those in the photos!