Sunday, February 22, 2015

Elias and Roxanna Huss Celebrate 70th Wedding Anniversary, 1938

From the February, 1938, issue of the Carolina Co-operator

Mr. and Mrs. Elias Calvin Huss, each 90 years old, celebrated the 70th anniversary of their wedding on January 2 at their farm home, two miles from Lincolnton.

Mr. Huss is a native of Lincolnton, a son of the late David Huss, a well-known surveyor of his day. He assisted his father in making a survey of Lincoln County in 1866, at which time township0 boundary lines were established. He served the South during the Civil War in Company I, 71st North Carolina regiment, and took part in numerous battles in this state and Virginia.

Mr. Huss was married in 1868 to Miss Roxanna Elizabeth Connor of Cleveland County. The wedding took place in Prospect Baptist Church, the rites being performed by Rev. Thomas Dixon, father of the famous playwright and novelist. Mr. Huss was seventh in a large family of 12 children, the names of some of whom have since become well-known in the professional world.

Mr. and Mrs. Huss have resided at their present country home on a farm near Lincolnton and are confidently looking forward to their Diamond Wedding Anniversary some five years hence.

Mr. and Mrs. Huss have spent their long lives on the farm, and it is to the constant active, though conservative, routine, and regular habits of farm life that their physical and mental activity at their mature age is attributed.

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