Saturday, June 18, 2011

NEWSPAPER TIDBIT: Woman Marries Her Grandfather's Friend (1925)

from The Republican (Danville, Indiana) – issue of Thursday, December 3, 1925 – page 1, column 4:

Miss Jennie Helen Ashby, daughter of John Ashby, of Pittsboro, and Silas Hewett, of Pee Wee Valley, Ky., were married at the former home of the bride in Kentucky, says the Pittsboro correspondent of the Indianapolis News. The bride is 27 and the bridegroom, 69.

The wedding was to have taken place some days later but Miss Ashby, who was a teacher in the Indiana Girls School, resigned her position and went to Kentucky on receiving a message from Mr. Hewett that he wished the marriage to take place at once as he had been left alone by the recent death of a daughter.

The bridegroom was a life-long friend of Miss Ashby’s grandfather and on the latter’s death last year served as administrator of the estate of which Miss Ashby was an heir.

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