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Mr. and Mrs. Bert Kenny Observe Golden Wedding

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Two lifelong residents of Webster township received the congratulations of friends today upon the completion of half a century of married life.
They are Mr. and Mrs. Bert Kenny of Webster Church Rd. The Kennys were married Feb. 13, 1890 by the late Rev. George E. Lincoln, and this afternoon and tonight they are holding open house to friends.
Both Mr. and Mrs. Kenny are widely known in Washtenaw county. Mr. Kenny served more than 10 years as a member of the county board of supervisors, beginning in 1897 and he was president of the old Washtenaw Mutual Fire Insurance Co. They have been active members of the Webster Congregational church for half a century.
Formerly Hattie Phelps, Mrs. Kenny was born Aug. 13, 1869, the daughter of George and Elizabeth Gregory Phelps. She was 70 on her last birthday, and her husband is 73. He was born May 9, 1866. Both are in good health.
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Mr. Kenny's grandfather, Munnis Kenny, organized the Washtenaw Mutual Fire Insurance Co. and was instrumental in the building of the Webster church. Munnis Kenny attended college with Daniel Webster, and when a drive was launched to raise funds for a church, Mr. Webster, after whom the church was named, sent $100.
Bert Kenny served as township clerk before becoming supervisor and has been a director of the school board in the Church school district for many years. Following their marriage, Mr. and Mrs. Kenny lived on the old homestead north of their present home for a time. A son, George, is operating the farm there now.
Mr. and Mrs. Kenny have two daughters, Mrs. Ray Baylis of Ann Arbor and Mrs. Edward Baldus of Saline Rd.; and three sons, Munnis Kenny, cashier at the Dexter Savings bank and George Kenny and John Kenny of Cassopolis. They have 13 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
All of the children were expected home for the reception.