McCoys Celebrated Their Golden Wedding Mr. and Mr.s George McCoy cel- ebrated their Golden Wedding Anni- versary Sunday, August 22nd, at their home near Roseville, with a family dinner. On August 22, 1893, Miss Martha Thomas (Mattie) Ford was married to Mr. George McCoy in a double wedding ceremony perform- ed by Bro. Sowers, a Cumberland Presbyterian minister. The cere- mony took place at the home of the late Mr. Joe Pedigo near Lick Branch. The other parties in the double wedding were Mr. and Mrs. J. T. Broady, now deceased. Those present were Mr. and Mrs. Willie McCoy, Cave City, Mr. and Mrs. Lonnie McCoy and son, Wen- dell from Slick Rock, Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Ford, Cave City, Mr. and Mrs. Nelson Nuckols and son, Seth Ford, Glasgow, Mr. and Mrs. Byrd Pickett, Mr. and Mrs. Claude Ly- ons, Mrs. Maude Depp and son Thomas, Mr. and Mrs. Amos McCoy and family, Smiths Grove, Mrs. Eliz- abeth Goad and children, Paul How- ard Ford, Washington, D. C. The Republican joins the many friends of Mr. and Mrs. McCoy, their two sons and two grandchildren, on their fifty years of married life, and wish for them many more, blest with health and happiness.
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"Mr. and Mrs. Lonnie McCoy" were George & Mattie's son, Alonzo, and his wife, Mae [Oldham] McCoy.
"Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Ford" are unknown to me at this time
"Mr. and Mrs. Nelson Nuckols" are Benjamin Nelson Nuckols and wife, Mary Clyde [Ford] Nuckols. I do not know how their son has the name Ford, unless Mary is the widow or former wife of another Ford, or she had Seth out of wedlock (not very likely at the time).
"Mr. and Mrs. Byrd Pickett" are unkown to me.
"Mr. and Mrs. Claude Lyons" are Claude Lyons and Mattie's half-sister, Annie
"Mrs. Maude Depp" was the wife or widow of Clem Leslie Depp
"Mr. and Mrs. Amos McCoy", "Mrs. Elizabeth Goad" and "Paul Howard Ford" are all unknown to me.
Most of this information came from cross referencing Mattie's obituary from a later newsclipping, an Ancestry.com family tree file including Nelson Nuckols and the KY Vital Records Index from University of Kentucky.
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