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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 epileptic fits." and signed by both applicants. By March 8 a rubber stamp was made up which didn't require the handwritten statement. Later the form was reprinted. This is no longer a requirement. Today, a couple must declare that, if they have been married before, they are aware of support payments, and prove that they are not behind in those payments. If the girl was under age 18, or the boy under 21, they had to have parental consent to obtain a marriage license. If the parent was not present, he or she might send a notarized statement to the Clerk giving consent Many did this with spelling that was a bit humorous as they frequently tried to use legal terminology, like "To home it may consert." Some consents were written on plain or lined paper while others were tiny scraps of paper later attached to the application. Here is one written in 1908 on a 2 1/2" x 5" piece of paper. "Mr.__, pleas let Robert have his license." signed by the father and notarized. Another read, "County Clerk. Dear Sir, I wish you wouldn't have my marage licens published for I am not agonto get mairred." People who couldn't write their name, often had someone write for them and leave a space between the given name and surname and the applicant placed an X between the names, with a notation of the mark being made. Many times a brother and sister were married in the Manti Temple on the same day. This usually happened when they had to travel a great distance and their families probably all went together. It is apparent that the convenience of auto travel was to be some time in the future. Economic changes and international conflicts had a definite affect on marriages. During the Great Depression of the 1930's there was a noticeable decrease in marriages. Many couples postponed marriage because their earning power was insufficient to pay rent, much less buy food and raise a family. As the Depression was ending, World War II commenced in 1939, and then the bombing of Pearl Harbor in 1941 started the greatest military buildup this country had ever seen before. It happened so fast that marriages were still lagging and never really got into full swing again until after the war ended. From then on, with the economy soaring, there were a lot of marriages. One handwritten certificate caught our eye. The marriage was performed by a man who was a Notary Public, but who had no official capacity to perform weddings. On the evening of January 16, 1887, a couple approached him and asked him to perform their marriage on the 67
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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 326785
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6m043j1/326785