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With This Ring I Thee Wed

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Title Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 28
Subject Pioneers
Description Stories and poems about early Southern Utah Pioneers
Publisher Snow College
Date 1996
Type Text
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Language eng
Rights Management Snow College
Holding Institution Snow College
ARK ark:/87278/s6m043j1
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-03-01
Date Modified 2005-03-01
ID 326790
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6m043j1

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Title With This Ring I Thee Wed
Description With This Ring I Thee Wed Vernon Buchanan Non Professional Honorable Mention Historical Essay When my fiancee and 1 went to get our marriage license in 1946. 1 forgot my wallet. She quietly passed me the three dollars to pay for it. She never forgot it and teased me later. Then in 1977 after she has passed away. I married the second time. This time a friend gave my new fiancee five dollars for a wedding gift and again I was cut off at the pass. For a second time my bride paid for the marriage license. She too remembered and reminded me. There are a lot of humorous things that happen relating to marriages. At the reception of my first marriage, after all plans had been made, the photographer failed to show up to take our pictures. People started coming and lining up. We went ahead. Later, we got someone to phone the photographer only to find out that he had forgotten and had gone to bed. Eventually he arrived to take the pictures after the reception was over. Weddings are like that. All kinds of unexpected things happen. Recently, my wife and I were hired to microfilm records at the County Court House. The first records were marriage licenses dating back into the early 1880's. The Utah Historical Society, in the 1940's. went through local Justice of the Peace precinct records and extracted some unrecorded marriages in the decade preceding the requiring of county licenses. While filming these records, there isn't time to read or scan all the information, but on occasion as we prepared them for microfilming, it was necessary to see that they are in date and number order and that the application matches the license. While doing so. attached information stands out to catch the eye. It appears that in the early marriages of the valley, most of the information may have been kept in local church records before territorial requirements of licensing. If all the people who were married here had remained, houses would fill the valley from one end to the other. We know however, that many of our young people had to go elsewhere for job opportunities. The real flood of marriages started in 1888 when the Manti Temple was completed and dedicated. The St. George and Logan 65
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Source Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 28
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-23
Date Modified 2005-02-23
ID 326783
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6m043j1/326783