Friday, April 15, 2011

NEWSPAPER TIDBIT: Louis Cates - Pearl Cates Marriage (1899)

from the Jamestown Press (Jamestown, Indiana) – issue of Friday, January 6, 1899 – page 2, column 5:

A young couple – Louis Cates and Pearl Cates – of Hadley, says the Danville Dispatch, the groom being 22 and the bride being 12 years, went to Greencastle and were married, the license stub being signed by Zimri Frakes, a supposed fictitious person, who vouched for the bride’s age.

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