Wedding Announcement Provides Nuptial Nuances Not in License

If the time period is right, newspapers can supplement what is in a marriage record.

The 1916 civil marriage record for this couple gives the name of the officiant and the date of the marriage, but does not provide the specific location of the marriage. The church record of the marriage does not make clear whether the marriage was at the church, the parsonage, or somewhere else where the minister presided.

The newspaper account does give that location. In this case it also provides the time.

Of course when stating the fact that the couple were married in the parsonage, the newspaper item would be used as that is where that detail was located.

There’s additional information about the couple in this newspaper account and there’s other information in the civil record of the marriage and the church record of the marriage.

The bride is incorrectly listed as Lena in the newspaper account. Her name was actually Tena. Might not be bad to see if the date of the marriage (Tuesday–the 7th according to the newspaper date) was the actual date of the marriage on the marriage license.

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