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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 Temples preceded it, but people from all over Utah living between these two temples, came here to be married or sealed. Most obtained their licenses from the county where they resided. Couples who were previously married civilly and came for sealings had to provide an application from the wife signed only by her. It stated, "I....(her name), nee...(and maiden name) of....County....and Territory of Utah, desiring to procure a License to many ....(her husband's name) of the same place, agreeable with the ritual of marriage obtaining in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints do solemnly swear that I was married to said....(her husband's name) in the ....of...., county of .... and the ....(territory or state) on or about the ....day of ....18.. That these marriage relations still exist at the present, but to satisfy my conscience I desire to have the ordinance if marriage performed between myself and said....(husband's name)... by an Elder of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and that there is no lawful impediment thereto." It was then signed by the wife and witnessed. Then signed and dated by the Probate Clerk (the equivalent to the County Clerk today). The Temple provided a copy of the certificate of each of these marriages to Sanpete County signed by the person who married them, which in the first fifteen years was almost exclusively the Temple President. Daniel H. Wells was the first President. He served for three years before he died. He was followed by President Anthon H. Lund, and then by President John J.D.T. McCallister. These men must have been tired at the end of each day with all the marriages they performed. In 1893, when the Salt Lake Temple was dedicated, the heavy load lessened considerably. Just as the license fee has changed from a few dollars in the earlier years to forty dollars today, so have the forms, applications and requirements changed. These were set by the Territorial Government before 1896, and the State of Utah afterwards. When Utah became a state, some of the licenses and applications still had "Territory " printed on them. This was crossed out with pen by the clerk until new printing took place. The applications, while not public, had scanty information in the first years. In 1919, new forms required Information about the applicants' birthplaces, occupations, parents' occupations and also their birthplaces. On March 1, 1910, a new state requirement was issued and written in by hand on the application. It said, "I am not afflicted with syphilis or gonorrhea and am not a person subject to chronic 66
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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 326784
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6m043j1/326784