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DARBY TAILOR SHOP Mr. and Mrs. Charles Darby moved to Tampico, Illinois in the year of 1901 from Sterling, Illinois. Charles was the tailor from 1901 till 1946 in Tampico, and died in 1948. They were born in Scotland and came to the United States in 1887. They were parents of six sons and two daughters. Four of their sons were in World War I, Charles, Tom, John, and James. They celebrated their Fiftieth Anniversary in 1937 in Tampico. News item as follows: Mr. and Mrs. Charles Darby observed their golden wedding anniversary with a family dinner and reception Sunday at the home of their son and daughter-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Hubert Darby. The dinner was served at one long table which was decorated with gold candles, and a centerpiece of gold colored chrysanthemums. The napkins were in gold and white. A feature of the meal was a three-tier angel food cake baked by Mrs. James Darby. The cake was iced in white and decorated with gold flowers and green leaves, gold bells, the dates 1887 and 1937, their names and words "50th Anniversary, and "Congratulations." Streamers of gold colored crepe paper were extended from the chandelier to the sides of the room. During the afternoon a large number of friends and neighbors called to extend congratulations. All were served a lunch of angel food cake, fruit cake and coffee. The fruit cake was sent by their daughter, Mrs. Paul Faubert of Malta, Montana, who was unable to come. Mr. and Mrs. Darby received a large number of gifts, cards, flowers, telegrams and telephone calis during the day. Those present at the dinner besides the honored pair were Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Darby and daughters Phyllis and Lou Ann of Cresco, Iowa, John Darby of Springfield, Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Darby of Dixon, and Mrs. Margaret Wolfe and son Donald and Miss Nellie McCormick of Chicago, Mr. and Mrs. James Darby, Mr. and Mrs. Hubert Darby, Rev. Fr. T. 0. Maguire and Lawrence Steinke

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