Monday, March 04, 2024

Mrs Sollifelt Has Birthday Party

The Fort Smith Public Library has made available for search several of their local newspapers.

I found this article on their site and have transcribed part of it here. The Mrs. Sollifelt mentioned is the Mary "Mollie" who is lasted as the wife of George H Solifelt in the 1900 census

Mrs Sollifelt Has Birthday Party

Although heavy hearted with the
weight of failing health Mrs Mollie
Sollifelt 1912 South Y Street was
made happy Friday afternoon when
a group of friends surprised her
in celebration of her fifty seventh
birthday anniversary.

Mrs Sollifelt was given a purse
containing funds which she used in
purchasing a cemetery lot since her
health is such now that she does
not expect to live much longer
friends said. She was presented with
many attractive gifts and ?delectable
eats? Mrs Henson and Miss Cleo
Woodruff planned the party.

(There is a listing of attendees but the text and font are in such a poor state that it is virtually impossible to read the names.)

"Mrs Sollifelt Has Birthday Party," The Southwest American(Fort Smith, Ark) 19 Aug 1923
Page 8  imaged, Fort Smith Library's History Archives ( accessed 4 March 2024)

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