Wednesday, January 02, 2013

Marriage License & Return : James F. Eley to Ethel Chew, 1908


Source : Jay County, Indiana, Original Marriage License, "James F. Eley to Ethel Chew, 1908"; County Marriage Returns Collections; Jay County Historical Society, Portland, Indiana.

MARRIAGE LICENSE

State of Indiana, Jay County, SS:

To any Person Empowered by Law to Solemnize Marriages, Greeting:

You are hereby authorized to join together as Husband and Wife

Mr. James F. Eley

and

Miss Ethel Chew

according to the laws of the State of Indiana.

In Testimony Whereof, I, Frank Gillespie, Clerk of the Jay Circuit Court, hereunto subscribe my name and affix the seal of said Court, at my office in Portland, this 31st day of October A.D. 1908.

Frank Gillespie Clerk
Jay Circuit Court

State of Indiana, Jay County, SS:

This Certifies, That I joined in Marriage as Husband and Wife 

James F. Eley and Ethel Chew

on the 31st day of Oct 1908

Lewis P. Pfiefer, Minister


Source : Jay County, Indiana, Original Marriage Return, "James F. Eley to Ethel Chew, 1908"; County Marriage Returns Collection; Jay County Historical Society, Portland, Indiana.

INDIANA STATE BOARD OF HEALTH

Return of Marriage to County Clerk

1. Full name of GROOM James F. Eley
2. Place of Residence Salamonia Ind.
3. Occupation Farming
4. Age next Birthday 22 years. Color White Race Caucasian
5. Place of Birth near Salamonia Ind. Nationality American
6. Father's Name Eli B. Eley
7. Mother's maiden name Maria Wiggins
8. Number of Groom's marriage 1st
9. Full name of BRIDE Ethel A. Chew
10. Place of Residence Salamonia Ind. Occupation Housework
11. Age next birthday 20 years. Color White Race Caucasian
12. Place of Birth New Weston Ohio Nationality American
13. Father's Name Wm. A. Chew
14. Mother's Maiden name Emma Straight
15. Number of Bride's Marriage 1st
16. Married at Salamonia Ind. in the County of Jay and State of Indiana, the 31st day of Oct 1908.
17. Witnesses to Marriage W.A. Chew E.B. Eley

Marriage Solemnized by Lewis P. Pfiefer, Minister
Dated at Salamonia Ind, this 31st day of Oct 1908.

This record of the marriage of James F. Eley and Ethel A. Chew was located at the Jay County Historical Society in Portland, Indiana.

Ethel A. Chew was my paternal first cousin three times removed.  Her husband's middle name was Franklin, per World War I draft records.  The handwriting was a bit difficult to make out whether or not his middle initial was a "T" or an "F". 

Thanks to this record, I now have James' parents as well as the place of birth for Ethel, New Weston in Darke County, Ohio.

I do not know the significance of the minister or the denomination at this time.



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