Acton Memorial Library
OF 80TH MILESTONE
James Carney, Civil war veteran, and one of the few G.A.R. men of this town, rounded out his 80th year on Saturday. Sunday a family reunion of 23 of his children and grandchildren celebrated the passing of his 80th milestone with him at his home on Lincoln St. Mr. Carney never enjoyed a better day, was happy to have his children about him, and his numerous friends in Maynard will be pleased to hear that he stood the activities of the day well and is enjoying better health than he has of recent months. Neighbors and friends added to his enjoyment with numerous cards and bouquets of flowers. Members of the family enjoyed the celebration every bit as much as their revered father as it included a family reunion filled with many pleasant moments. Attending were Mr. and Mrs. John Carney and two daughters, Mary and Annie, of Lawrence, and son, William Carney and wife of Washington, Mr. and Mrs. Frank McCarron, Mrs. Katherine Harrington, Mr. and Mrs. William Garney of Maynard, Mr. and Mrs. George Haggerty and two sons of Concord Junction, Mr. and Mrs. Albert Carney of Franklin and Mr. and Mrs. Frank Kenney of Arlington, the latter a daughter of Mrs. Harrington. A birthday cake with 80 candles and numerals 1842-1922 was the centerpiece on the table when the birthday dinner was served.