Clarence & Lottie May (Kalloch) Spear
Lottie May is a daughter of Kendall & Martha Kenniston Kalloch
Mr. & Mrs. Clarence Spear
Clarence Spears Celebrate Six And A Half Decades
THOMASTON — The extraordinary milestone of six and a half decades of marriage was celebrated here Sunday afternoon by a former Warren couple, Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Spear. The event was hosted at the home of Mr. and Mrs. John Curry at 25 Gleason Street where the Spears are now residents. The Spears were united in marriage on Nov. 23. 1904, at the Second Congregational Church in Warren with the Rev. I. A. Flint officiating at the ceremony. Both the Spears are natives of Warren and lived there much of their lives, only moving to Thomaston in recent years. Mr. Spear is the son of Webster B. and Francis Andrews Spear of Warren, while Mrs. Spear is the daughter of Kendall and Martha Kenniston Kalloch, also of Warren. Mr. Spear was employed at one time at the Rice and Hutchins Shoe Shop in Warren. Mr. Spear also bears the distinction of having been employed in the first Farm Bureau Office for Knox and Lincoln Counties which at that time was situated in Warren. Mrs. Spear graduated from the Rockland Commercial College. At various times she was employed as a secretary to attorney M. A. Johnson. She also worked in the office of the A. C. McLoon Company. For many years Mr. Spear was active in several organizations. He was a past noble grand of the Warren Lodge of Odd Fellows and, in fact, was the youngest person to ever attain this office. He has been in this organization for the past 67 years. In addition, he has been a member of the St. George Lodge of Masons in Warren for the past 64 years. Sunday’s festivities marking the Spear’s 65th wedding anniversary were held in the rear parlor of the Curry home. Some two dozen friends and fellow residents of the home were on hand at the height of the afternoon to offer their congratulations and join in the party. Mrs. John Curry was in charge of all the arrangements. The Spears received money as gifts from their friends and well-wishers. Capturing the center of attention in decorations was a large many-tiered white cake in white and blue icing and set off with a large gold “65.” Punch was served with the cake and adding to the general decor were a number of floral arrangements and bouquets. (Tuesday November 25, 1969, name of newspaper was not on the clipping).