Hoskins celebrate fifty years
By Bob Weaver
Euell and Imogene Fowler Hoskins celebrated their 50th wedding
anniversary yesterday at the First Baptist Church in Grantsville. It was old
home week with family, neighbors and friends stopping to honor the Calhoun
couple who have always lived in the county.
It has been a marriage of "love and prayers," said Imogene Hoskins. "We
never saw eye to eye, but we never quarreled. Junior has never raised his
voice to me. Somehow, we understood one another."
Imogene remembers the wedding 50 years ago
Lots of friends come to celebrate
The couple met while students at Calhoun County High School in the 1940's,
Junior went off to war before he graduated. He was among several Calhoun
vets from WWII who received belated high school diplomas.
"We were married at the Enon Baptist Church by Rev. Loyd Cosby," said
Junior, who is the son of Euell and Eunice Parsons Hoskins, Sr. of Spring Run
near Arnoldsburg, and came from a family of eleven. Hoskins family are
among early pioneers in the county, Mace, Conley, Parsons and Cogar.
Recalling family memories
Dale Starcher (left) was best man, joins Junior (right) 50 years
Mary Imogene Fowler Hoskins was the daughter of Frank and Elfie Barr
Fowler of Phillips Run, and came from a family of ten, and are linked to other
early families like Barr, Huffman, Vannoy and Weaver.
The Hoskins were reunited yesterday with their best man from 50 years ago,
Dale Starcher of Painesville, Ohio, who returned for the celebration. "This is
the second time we have seen each other in the past 50," said Junior.
Junior and Imogene are the parents of Karen Bonar of Grantsville and Roger
Hoskins of Vienna. They and their families greeted the guests and helped
plan the special celebration.
Registering the many