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07-Scott and Bessie, 50th anniversary, 1955
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Scott and Bessie (Karns) Jay in Jan 1955. Bessie was a daughter of Alva and Salome (Mearkle) Karns. She and Scott were married in Bedford County, Pennsylvania. about 1878. The caption used by the newspaper from which this photocopy was made is this: "Open house in Bucklin Methodist church from 2 to 4:30 p.m. Sunday will honor Mr. and Mrs. Scott Jay of Bucklin on their golden wedding anniversary. Their children are E. Merle, Fred W. and Clifford C., Leoti; Roy H., Marienthal; Clarence S., Colorado Springs; Albert E., Long Beach; Osa E., Washington, D.C.; Mmes. Gordon Ramsey, Siebert, Colo., Jim Eves, Garden City, and Arthur Ratzlaff, Minneola. They will all be hosts for the celebration. There are 19 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. The Jay family moved to Ford county in 1913." [Daughter Hazel married Gordon Ramsey, Ferne married James Eves, and Wandalee married Arthur Ratzlaff.] (Photocopy from a newspaper clipping courtesy of Bethene Karns.)
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