Mr. and Mrs. Hobert W. McCracken, formerly of Jersey Shore, and currently of Laporte, observed their 73rd anniversary Aug. 17, 2013.
They were married by the Rev. Stevens at Trinity Methodist Church, Rappahannock, Va. They are members of the First Presbyterian Church, Jersey Shore.
Mrs. McCracken, the former Marian Lois Thurston, is a native of Corning, N.Y. She is the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Francis Leo Thurston. She graduated from Jersey Shore High School in 1939 and retired as the head cook there.
Mr. McCracken, a native of Lumber City, is the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Enloe McCracken. He graduated from Avis High School in 1934, and retired from the New York Central Railroad, Newberry, as a diesel electrician foreman.
They are the parents of two sons, Jon H., Muncy Valley, and Michael S., Kissimmee, Fla.
There are three grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.