I'm a day late, but Randy at Genea-Musings picked an intriguing topic for this week and I wanted to join the fun. As of now, these are my direct ancestors known to have been married fifty years or more:
John Grant Allen and Marion "Mary" Wood
John and Marion married in 1890 in Blanchard, Isabella, Michigan. Marion died in 1944, which would have meant they were married over 54 years. However, they appear to have separated some time around 1930. I have been unable to find a divorce record for them, but they don't appear to have ever reconciled.
Giuseppe Lapiccirella and Maria Nicola D'Accia
"Gio" and "Nicoletta" were married in Vieste, Foggia, Puglia, Italy in 1913. Gio's death in 1973 meant they were married about sixty years.
Josiah Beam and Susannah Horton
Since I don't have a marriage date for them, this is calculated upon the birth date of their eldest child and assumes that they did actually marry before their eldest child was born. Their son, Daniel, was born between 1834 - 1838 Canada. In 1888, Susannah died in East Zorra, Oxford, Ontario, Canada, making them husband and wife for around fifty years.
Robert Rendle Croad and Susanna Tizzard
They were married in Sydling St. Nicholas, Dorset, England in 1852. Robert's death in 1903 came soon after their fiftieth anniversary.
Heman Doyle Shinn and Emma Sophia Tock
They were married in 1874 in San Joaquin Co., California. Apparently they had a very loving marriage until Emma's death in 1928, fifty-three years later.
Ebenezer Haley/Healy and Mary Lee Scott
Ebenezer and Mary were married in Yarmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada in 1832. Mary died sixty years later in 1893.
Niels Christian Nielsen and Engeline Christine Petersen
Niels and Engeline were married in 1874 in Oak Harbor, Ottawa, Ohio. Engeline died in 1932 after fifty-seven years of marriage.
Henrich Michael Berger and (Elisabetha) Fredricka Matz
Since I don't have a marriage date for them, this is calculated upon the birth date of their eldest child and assumes that they did actually marry before their eldest child was born. Their son, Michael, was born in 1808. Sixty years later, Fredricka died.
As far as I know, none of these anniversaries received an newspaper article.