In 1914, Mr. and Mrs. Alfred E. Hale of 9 Sherman St., Jamestown, tendered an informal reception the previous afternoon at their home in honor of the former's father, W.F. Hale of Allen Street, celebrating his 87th birthday. About 40 relatives and friends paid their respects and were served by the hostess with a refreshing punch. The dining room of the home was prettily decorated in red and there was everywhere a profusion of red geraniums. A large birthday cake, almost obscured by candles, centered the table at which were seated the honor guest and fourteen relatives and intimate friends, each of whom was over 75 years of age. Sharing honors with him was his wife who would observe her 81st birthday the following Monday.