Mr. and Mrs. Virgil Swift of 300 West 44th Street, Sand Springs, will celebrate their sixtieth wedding anniversary with family and friends on Palm Sunday, April 15. An open invitation is issued to all their friends to attend their anniversary reception to be held from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the First Christian Church of Sand Springs, 501 North Main.
Virgil Swift and Edith Jackson were married on April 15, 1924, in Claremore. At the time, Edith was a telephone operator at Skiatook and Virgil was an oilfield driller in Oklahoma and East Texas fields. Their first home was in Owasso; they later lived in Keystone, Mannford, and Tulsa before moving to the Prattville subdivision of Sand Springs in 1955. For many of these years Virgil and his brothers operated the Swift Drilling Company. He is currently affiliated with Swift Energy Company of Houston, Texas, a company started by two of the couple's sons.
The Swifts have four children, seven grandchildren, and four great grandchildren. Their daughter, Lorraine Swift Abbott (Mrs. W. Paul Abbott), Knoxville, Tennessee, is a nuclear engineer at Oak Ridge National Laboratory; their sons Virgil and Earl, both petroleum engineers, are vice-president and president, respectively, of Swift Energy Company, Houston; and their son Merle is with Sooner Pipe Company, Tulsa.
In addition to their own children and grandchildren, they will be joined in the anniversary celebration by Edith's sister, Mrs. C. W. (Maxine) Krebbs of Tulsa, and her brothers, Mose Jackson of Tulsa and Armond Jackson of Seattle. Also joining them will be Virgil's sister, Mrs. Fred (Golda) Louvier of Tulsa, and his brother, Adrian Swift of Sand Springs. Another brother, Jesse Swift, San Jose, California, will be unable to attend.
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