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Newspaper clipping dated Friday, August 28, 1925:
FLANSBURG MEET IS BIG SUCCESS
118 Attended Reunion Held This Year at Island Park
A reunion of the descendants of Sylvester and Lydia Flansburg was held at
Island Park August 16th.
There were present at the gathering 118, of this number only seven were not
connected with the family. At noon the table was spread with a very
bountiful dinner, after which the time was spent in visiting [and electing]
officers for the ensuing year.
Officers named are: A. W. Flansburg of Alma president; Mrs. Lydia Recker,
secretary-treasurer; program committee, Mrs. Ethel Caszatt, Mrs. Katie
Dowling, Mrs. Eva Grovenburg, Mrs. Mabel Flansburg, Mrs. Ada Shattuck and
Mrs. Fern Shattuck.
It was decided by a good vote to hold the next reunion at Island Park on
the first Sunday of August 1926, and to make this an annual affair. A rising
vote of thanks was given Mr. and Mrs. Oliver Caszatt for being instrumental
in starting this reunion.
Those present were Mr. and Mrs. Flansburg of Mt. Pleasant; Mr. And Mrs. A.
P. Caszatt of Shepherd; Charles Flansburg of Forest Hill; Mr. and Mrs.
Arthur Crummel and family of Battle Creek; Mr. and Mrs. A. W. Flansburg and
family of Alma; Mr. and Mrs. Bert Bowers and family of Rosebush; Mr. and
Mrs. Ruben Bowers and family of Deerfield Center; Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Baker
and children of Detroit; Mr. and Mrs. Oliver Caszatt and family; Mr. And
Mrs. Claude Dowling and family and Mr. and Mrs. Laurence Recker and family,
all of Shepherd; Mr. And Mrs. M. 0. Shattuck and family; Mr. and Mrs. Fred
Shattuck and son of Shepherd and Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Shattuck and family of
Forest Hill; Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Shattuck and Dale Shattuck of Lansing; Mr.
And Mrs. Bert Grovenburg and sons; Mr. and Mrs. Earl Crummel; Mr. And Mrs.
Guy Crummel and family; Mr. and Mrs. Perry Goolsby and daughter; Mr. and
Mrs. Dewey Crummel and son, all of Kalamazoo; Mr. And Mrs. Wm. Behrend and
son of Mt. Pleasant; Vestie Caszatt of Shepherd and Mr. and Mrs. Garland
Flansburg of Alma; Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Jones of Mt. Pleasant. Visitors were
Mr. and Mrs. Guy Van Sue and sons of Lansing; Miss Naomi Kane of Battle
Creek; George Shattuck Sr., of Shepherd, and an aunt of Mrs. Ernest Shattuck
of Forest Hill.
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