A complete and most enjoyable surprise was sprung upon Mr. and Mrs. Andrew McNeil, Thursday evening, Feb. 6th, it being the twelfth anniversary of their marriage. About 50 of their relatives and friends assembled at E.T. Beardsley’s, then proceeded to take possession of the home of the unsuspecting couple who, not being equipped for the attack, were compelled to surrender, which they did in a pleasing manner.
Vocal and instrumental music, games and lunch helped to make the evening one of the happiest events of the season, and at a later hour the surprisers departed, satisfied their efforts had been crowned with success, as a merrier throng could not have met together, and two people have been more completely surprised.
Among those present were Mr. and Mrs. Charles Beardsley, of Victor, and L.M. Sutton, Esq., of Chicago, uncles and aunt of Mrs. M., also Mr. and Mrs. Will Hart and daughter Lena, of Seymour Lake.
Source: Pontiac Daily Gazette, February 8, 1896.