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Married Seventy Years

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Menominee, Mich., Jan. 25.- Bark River, Delta county, thii-teen miles trom Escanaha, where the Northern Cedar company of this city has established its new mili, has claims to fame other than the possession of the greatest growth of cedar ever found in Michigan. Mr. F. K. Baker, the president of the company, found there an old couple whose record is believed to be without a parallel in Michigan, if not in the United States, and was let to secure the exact dates in their life history by his nterest in the case. Charles LaFountaine was born Nov. 1, 1809, near Montreal, and his wife in the same locallty on Maren 15 of the same year. They were married Feb. 14, 1828, nearly ten years before Victoria ascended the :hrone, and on Vaïéntine's day this year "round out" their seventieth year of married life. In 1880, after over half a century of married life, they carne to this country, settling in Delta county. Up to two years ago Mr. I.aFountaine eontinued n steady employment, but they are now living with the baby of the family, an unmar.ried son 48 years of age. Of their nine children all are living except one who died at the age of 52. Mr. and Mrs. I.aFountaine enter upon their seventieth year in the best of health and in full possession of all their faculties. They hope to "round .out" seventy-five years of married life before either is called to rest.


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