Mr. and Mrs.. Arthur Lanier
To Celebrate Golden Wedding Anniversary

 Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Lanier plan to celebrate their golden wedding anniversary with open house on Sunday, February 27, 1944 at their home five miles northeast of Atlanta. where they have made their home since 1910. All their friends and neighbors are invited to call.

     Both Mr. and Mrs. Lanier enjoy fairly good health and do all the necessary work around their farm. For the past several years Mr. Lanier has not farmed all his land but due to the present labor shortage he plans to take care of all of it himself this coming year.

     Mr. Lanier came to Kansas in 1872 in a covered wagon with his parents and brothers and sisters from near Springfield, Mo., where he was born in 1869. The family settled several miles north of Atlanta and later moved to the Prairie View community, west of Atlanta.

     Mrs. Lanier was born in Franklin county, Kansas, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. E. Kinkaid.  The Kinkaid, family, including six children, moved from Franklin county to the Mount Tabor community east of Douglass, later going to the Prairie View neighborhood to live when Mrs. Lanier was about fourteen years old. It was here that the romance began. Mr. and Mrs. Lanier were married in Winfield, wedding guests being Mrs. Lanier's brother Alva and a sister Mrs. Jane Bridges, now deceased. They returned to the Prairie View community and started housekeeping. All of their married life has been spent on farms in Cowley County with the exception of four years when they lived in Butler County.

     They are parents of four children, Mr. Cecil Lanier, Mrs. Belva Gordon, and Mr. Lloyd Lanier of Rural Atlanta and Mrs. Bernice Wilcox of Winfield They have five Grandchildren and three great Grandchildren. One grandson Mr. Clarence Lanier, is in service in New Guinea.