Thursday, October 31, 2013

Magdaline HICKS of Stilesville Elopes In Illinois (1915)

From the Danville Gazette (Danville, Indiana) - issue of Thursday, January 28, 1915 - page 1, column 2:

Miss Magdaline Hicks, 18, a senior in the Stilesville high school, eloped to Illinois with Gailord Foster, 18, a high school pupil of Cloverdale. The bride is the daughter of John E. Hicks, cashier of the bank at Stilesville. She is a niece of Charles Walls of this place. The elopement took place Saturday.

Miss Hicks told her parents that she was going to Clayton to consult a dentist and said she would spend Sunday with the family of Tom Broadstreet south of Clayton. Instead, she caught a car for Greencastle and joined Foster. After going to Illinois and becoming man and wife, the couple returned to Cloverdale, from which place the bride telephoned the news to her parents. The next day the groom resumed his studies in the Cloverdale high school. The couple had been keeping company for some time. They eloped because they thought their parents would object to their marriage on account of their age.

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