WDT - February 7, 1928
With individual photos of Mr and Mrs. Sourwine
ONE OF OLDEST MARRIED COU-
PLES IN SECTION
MR. AND MRS. GEO. SOURWINE
Residents of Farm Near Lafargeville
For More Than 50 Years -- Both
Are in Excellent Health.
(Special To The Times.)
Lafargeville, Feb. 7.--Mr. and Mrs. George Sourwine, believed to be the oldest married couple in northern New York will celebrate their 67th wedding anniversary at their home here Thursday. Mr. Sourwine is 92 and his wife is 90. They are both in excellent health despite their advanced age.
Mrs. Sourwine, whose maiden name was Miss Mary Balts, was born on what is known as the Andrew John Balts farm near Stone Mills. She was married on Feb. 9, 1861, at Depauville to George Sourwine. He was born in New York city but has spent most of his life in this vicinity. Mr. and Mrs. Sourwine lived for more than 50 years on their farm near this village where they did all their own work.
A few years ago the aged couple left their farm and went to reside with their son, Charles Sourwine, of this village, and his wife.
They have four children: Charles Sourwine of Lafargeville, with whom they make their home; Mrs. Thomas Brady of Watertown; Mrs. R. G. Kesler of Chicago; and Mrs. Henry Sayers of Deluth, Minn. They also have nine grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Mr. and Mrs. Sourwine are both members of the Evangelical church here.
Typist's Note: I apologize for using the Biography section of Rootsweb for this write-up, but it is so remarkable I felt the need to record it somewhere on the Jefferson County, N. Y., site.