Sunday, July 31, 2011

NEWSPAPER TIDBIT: Former Lizton Resident Marries in Scott County (1921)

from The Republican (Danville, Indiana) – issue of Thursday, April 7, 1921 – page 5, column 6:

Thursday afternoon, March 24, at the Scottsburg Methodist Episcopal parsonage the marriage of Mr. Louise Monroe and Miss Dorothy Groover was solemnized, the Rev. J.H. Allen officiating. The bride is a charming young lady of eighteen, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. E.B. Groover, well known former residents of Union township, now living in Scott county, near Austin. She graduated from the grades in the Lizton school and attended high school at Scottsburg. Their marriage is the culmination of a war romance. Mr. Monroe is 20 years old, and enlisted in the army at the age of sixteen, serving with the 168th regiment, Rainbow Division, during the world war. He was in France, England, Belgium, [and] Luxemburg, having been overseas eighteen months. He was wounded in action, May 18, 1918. He was on the following fronts: Lorraine, Champagne, the Marn [sic] offensive, St. Mihiel and the Argonne Forest. In May, 1919, he came home on a furlough and the romance began. Their engagement was announced in November, 1920. Many friends extend best wishes for a long and happy life.

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