Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Marriage License & Return: Ernest L. Chalfant to Edna A. Haley, 1920


Source: Jay County, Indiana, Original Marriage License,"Ernest L. Chalfant to Edna A. Haley, 1920"; County Marriage Returns Collection; Jay County Historical Society, Portland, Indiana.

MARRIAGE LICENSE

State of Indiana, Jay County, ss:

To All Who See These Presents, Greeting:

Know Ye, That any person empowered by Law to solemnize Marriages is hereby authorized to join together as Husband and Wife

Mr. Ernest L. Chalfant

and

Miss Edna A. Haley

and for so doing this shall be his sufficient authority.

In Testimony Whereof, I, Hanson F. Mills Clerk of the Jay Circuit Court, hereunto subscribe my name and affix the seal of said Court at Portland, this 13th day of March 1920

Hanson F. Mills Clerk
Jay Circuit Court

State of Indiana, Jay County, ss:

This Certfies, That I joined in Marriage as Husband and Wife, Ernest L. Chalfant and Edna A. Haley on the 14 day of March 1920

Rev. E.D. Haley Minister


Source: Jay County, Indiana, Original Marriage Return, "Ernest L. Chalfant to Edna A. Haley, 1920"; County Marriage Returns Collection; Jay County Historical Society, Portland, Indiana

INDIANA STATE BOARD OF HEALTH

Return of a Marriage to County Clerk

1. Full Name of GROOM Ernest L. Chalfant
2. Place of Residence Portland Ind.
3. Occupation Salesman
4. Age Next Birthday 26 Color White Race [blank]
5. Place of Birth Muncie Delaware Co Nationality American
6. Father's Name Jesse B. Chalfant
7. Mother's Maiden Name Lavona J. Simmons
8. Number of Groom's Marriage First
9. Full Name of BRIDE Edna A. Haley
10. Place of Residence Portland R.R. 3 Occupation Saleslady
11. Age Next Birthday 23 years. Color White Race [blank]
12. Place of Birth Jay Co Ind. Nationality American
13. Father's Name Andrew F. Haley
14. Mother's Maiden Name Emma C. Leonhard
15. Number of Bride's Marriage First
16. Married at Evangelical Parsonage Linn Grove Ind. in the County of Adams and State of Indiana, the 14 day of March 1920
17. Witness to the Marriage Dr. & Mrs. C.O. Haley

Marriage Solemnized by Rev. E.D. Haley
Linn Grove Ind.

Dated at March Linn Grove this 14 day of March 1920


This record of the marriage of Ernest L. Chalfant and Edna A. Haley was located at the Jay County Historical Society in Portland, Indiana.

Edna A. Haley was my paternal first cousin twice removed, the daughter of Andrew Frank Haley and Emma Catherine Leonard.  Before locating this record, I didn't have much biographical information, and had the marriage listed as taking place in Jay County, since that was where the license was from.  Without the return, I would not have known that the wedding took place in neighboring Adams County.

The minister who performed the ceremony was Rev. George David Ellsworth Haley, uncle of the bride.  The witnesses to the ceremony were the bride's brother and sister-in-law, Clarence and Julia Haley.

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