Friday, March 04, 2011

Fearless Females: Maternal Grandparents Wedding

Bonnie & Bill Wright with Terry c1944-46
March 4 — Do you have marriage records for your grandparents or great-grandparents? Write a post about where they were married and when. Any family stories about the wedding day? Post a photo too if you have one.


Wright-Lambertson marriage application
My maternal grandparents, Bonnie Mae LAMBERTSON and William Lee WRIGHT,  applied for a marriage license in Madison County, Indiana on June 7, 1941.  The marriage return on June 12th, 1941 stated that Rev. Robert W. Sage performed their wedding ceremony on June 7, 1941, the same day as the license.  Bonnie was under age 18, and her parents consent was on file.  She had just graduated from Elwood High School.

MALE
1. The full Christian name and surname of this man is William Lee Wright
2. His color: White
3. Where born : Madison Co., Alexandria, Ind.
4. When born : December 1, 1919
5. Present residence: R # 2, Alexandria, Ind.
6. Present occupation: Factory employee
8. Is this male contracting party of nearer blood kin to the female contracting party than second cousin? No
9. Full Christian and surname of father : Virgil Lee Wright
10. His color: White
11. His birthplace : Madison Co., Ind.
12. His occupation : Farmer
13. His residence : R # 2, Alexandria, Ind.
14. Full Christian and maiden name of mother : Edna Muriel Pierce
15. Her color: White
16. Her occupation: Housewife
17. Her birthplace: Madison Co., Indiana
18. Her residence: R # 2, Alexandria, Ind.
19. Has the male contracting party been an Inmate of any county asylum or home for indigent person within the last five years? No
21. Is this his first marriage? Yes
26. Is the male contracting party afflicted with epilepsy, tuberculosis, venereal or any other contagious or transmissible diseases? No
27. Is he an imbecile, feeble-minded, idiotic or insane, or is he under guardianship as a person of unsound mind? No

FEMALE
1. The full Christian and surname of the woman is Bonnie Mae Lambertson
2. Her color: White
3. Where born: Madison Co., Elwood, Ind.
4. When born: Feb. 18, 1924
5. Present residence: R # 3, Elwood, Ind.
6. Present occupation: none
7. Full Christian and surname of father: Clemon Lambertson
8. His color: White
9. His birthplace: Hamilton Co., Cicero, Ind.
10. His occupation: Cabinet-worker
11. His residence: R # 3, Elwood, Ind.
12. Full Christian and maiden name of mother: June Gilliland
13. Her color: White
14. Her occupation: Housewife
15. Her birthplace: Monroe Co., Bloomington, Ind.
16. Her residence: R # 3, Elwood, Ind.
17. Has the female contracting party been an inmate of any county asylum or home for indigent persons with the last five years? No
18. Is this her first marriage? Yes
22. Is the female contracting party afflicted with epilepsy, tuberculosis, venereal or any other contagious or transmissible disease? No
23. Is she an imbecile, feeble-minded, idiotic or insane, or is she under guardianship as a person of unsound mind? No



The address listed for Rev. Robert W. Sage was 1415 South E Street, Elwood, Indiana.  Rev. Sage was the pastor of the First Baptist Church in Elwood, where the Lambertsons were members.  The church is located at 420 South Anderson Street and is still in use today.


First Baptist Church, Elwood, Indiana, c.1940
Source: Indiana Memory Collection
I do not know who stood up with them at their wedding and haven't yet located a wedding photo.


Once again, in honor of National Women’s History Month, Lisa Alzo of The Accidental Genealogist blog presents Fearless Females: 31 Blogging Prompts to Celebrate Women’s History Month.

3 comments:

Gloria said...

Travis, I have never seen that photo. It looks like it was taken at a military base.

Cheri Hopkins aka You Go Girl #2 & Sweetwater Sherry said...

Quite a neat application and lots of great information!
Cheri Hopkins

jwrigh10 said...

I assume that Grandmother was a member of that church. If so, she was a Baptist at one time! I never knew.