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Young Brides

Last week, I re-looked at the 1920 census data across my tree. In the process of looking at that information, I was struck at how young my grandmother was, especially where she was a recent bride at the time. Thus, I decided this Valentines Day to look at the marriage ages of my ‘grandmothers’ in my tree.

Grandmothers:

  • Winnie Letha Currey – married at age 16
  • Pauline Edith Mentzer — married at age 19

Great Grandmothers:

  • Josie Winifred Hammond – married at age 16
  • Winnie Mae Hutchinson — married at age 20
  • Frances Artlissa Ricketts – married at age 21
  • Nettie Adell Wells – married at age 20

Great Great Grandmothers

  • Mary Foster — married at age 17
  • Sarah Ellen Ralston – married at age 17
  • Angelina Jane Burke – married at age 19
  • Julia Harding – married at age 19
  • Sarah Jane Thompson – married at age 23
  • Rachel Elmeda Christy – married at age 21
  • Emeline Minnick – married at age 18
  • Salome Adell Crandall – married at age 24

3rd Great Grandmothers

  • Martha Smith – married at age 18
  • Caroline Ostrander – married at age 18
  • Louisa Fisk – married at age 18
  • Nancy Jane McCormick – married at age 18
  • Rachel Harris – unknown birth date
  • Elizabeth Ann Bland – married at age 21
  • Sarah Merry – unknown marriage date
  • Elizabeth Fowler — married at age 26
  • Sarah Rush – married at age 20
  • Polly Ann Evans – married at age 21
  • Orinda Matilda Reed – married at age 18
  • Lyda Gallmore – married at age 17
  • Orinda Miles – married at age 18
  • Elizabeth Mary Jones – married at age 34
  • Mary Kennedy – married at age 19
  • Almira Nafus – unknown birth date

As I was compiling the above information, I wondered whether some of my ‘grandmothers’ could have had previous marriages since their marriage age seems a bit high. Thus, this information might be a clue for further research.