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Party 105 years in making

Florence Schaub Wilson of Dunedin celebrated her 105th birthday Aug. 20 at a party/open house in her honor at Mease Continuing Care.

Mrs. Wilson was born Aug. 20, 1905, in Indianapolis to parents of German descent, Frederick Schaub and Julia Winklehouse. Her younger sister, Frances, and older brother, Edward, are deceased.

She graduated from high school in Indianapolis, where she met and married Blake Wilson in the 1940s.

Mrs. Wilson worked 30 years as a bookkeeper for American United Insurance Co.

After Mr. Wilson's death in the 1960s and her retirement in the early 1970s, she moved to Florida.

As a member of Trinity Baptist Church, Clearwater, she taught Sunday school, was active in the church and had many friends.

She and her girlfriends liked to spend time at the beach, took church-related trips, and cruised to Hawaii and the Bahamas.

Mrs. Wilson does not have children, but is aunt to four great-nephews; three grandnieces; 13 great-great-nieces and nephews; and has a great-great-great-niece.

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Donald E. and Joan B. Ebert of Palm Harbor celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with family and friends.

Both were born and raised in East Aurora, N.Y., graduated in 1953 from the town's high school, and married Aug. 20, 1960, at Immaculate Conception Church.

They raised their family in East Aurora before moving to Palm Harbor in April 1990.

He worked 33 years with New York Telephone Co..

She is a homemaker and worked for Fisher-Price Toys.

The Eberts have two children.

Party 105 years in making 08/24/10 [Last modified: Tuesday, August 24, 2010 5:25pm]
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