Mr. and Mrs.
Arthur Lanier plan to celebrate their golden wedding
anniversary with open house on Sunday, February 27, 1944 at
their home five miles northeast of Atlanta. where they
have made their home since 1910. All their friends and
neighbors are invited to call.
Both Mr. and Mrs. Lanier enjoy fairly good health and do
all the necessary work around their farm. For the past
several years Mr. Lanier has not farmed all his land but
due to the present labor shortage he plans to take care
of all of it himself this coming year.
Mr. Lanier came to Kansas in 1872 in a covered wagon
with his parents and brothers and sisters from near
Springfield, Mo., where he was born in 1869. The family
settled several miles north of Atlanta and later moved
to the Prairie View community, west of Atlanta.
Mrs. Lanier was born in Franklin county, Kansas, the
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. E. Kinkaid. The Kinkaid, family,
including six children, moved from Franklin county to
the Mount Tabor community east of Douglass, later going
to the Prairie View neighborhood to live when Mrs.
Lanier was about fourteen years old. It was here that
the romance began. Mr. and Mrs. Lanier were married in
Winfield, wedding guests being Mrs. Lanier's brother
Alva and a sister Mrs. Jane Bridges, now deceased. They
returned to the Prairie View community and started
housekeeping. All of their married life has been spent
on farms in Cowley County with the exception of four
years when they lived in Butler County.
They are parents of four children, Mr. Cecil Lanier,
Mrs. Belva Gordon, and Mr. Lloyd Lanier of Rural Atlanta
and Mrs. Bernice Wilcox of Winfield They have five
Grandchildren and three great Grandchildren. One
grandson Mr. Clarence Lanier, is in service in New