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Catalog Number 2005.2.1737
Object Name Newspaper
Scope & Content Copies: 2 ( 2 original newspaper clippings with image)

"Prominent Pioneer of Portland Celebrates 75th
Birthday as Guest at Reception
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Mrs. Sarah A. Hovenden
Mrs. Sarah A. Hovenden celebrated her 75th birthday anniversary
last week at a large reception given by her children and grandchil-
dren at the home of her son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. George
Hovenden. The affair was delightful in every way , and the only re-
grettable fact in connection with it was the absence of one of her
granddaughters, Miss Ilda E. Jones, of Salem, who was unable to be
present on account of the illness of her sister, Mrs. Clare Gray.
Mrs. Hovenden is a native of Tasmania. Going to Honolulu with
her parents in 1850, she remained there for two years, and then came to
Oregon in the bark of Louisiana in 1852.
The granddaughters most active in the preparations of the festive
affair were Mrs. Anderson Cannon and Miss Gertrude Jones, and a
cousin, Mrs. F. Patterson. The great-grandchildren were Misses Ruth
Dennis Grover and Sara Elizabeth Cannon. Professor Wilder's stringed
orchestra played during the evening.
Mrs. Hovenden's daughters who recieved with her were Mrs. C.
Dennis, Mrs. M.L. Jones, Mrs. F.N. Gilbert and MRs George Hovenden.
Little Peggy Cannon, great-granddaughter received the cards at the
door.
Presiding at the samovars were: Mrs. B.T. Soden, a sister-in-law of
Mrs. Hovenden; Mrs. Charles Smith, Mrs. H.S. Gilbert and Mrs. C. W.
Grover. They were assisted about the room by Miss Carolyn Cannon,
Miss Grace Hovenden, Miss Inez Chapin and Miss Gertrude Jones.(front of orignal)
Title Sarah Hovenden's 75th Birthday
Collection Photograph Collection