I went to the Family History Library yesterday to do some research on the RANSON line but had this marriage license look-up in my RootsMagic to-do list. Since I was there, I thought I might as well pull up the microfilm.
William and Ada Rose, about 1905
William Taylor (b 1871) and Ada Rose Taylor (b. 1872) – yes they have the same last name, they are 1st cousins once removed – were married on 3 September 1890 in Logan, Utah Territory. Their marriage license was registered in Weber County since they were both from that county.
Weber County, Utah, “Marriage Licenses 1887-1946”: certificate no. 493, issued 30 Aug 1890, William Taylor and Ada Rose Taylor, certified 3 Sept 1890; FHL microfilm 1324660.
The People of the Territory of Utah County of Weber
To any Person legally authorized to solemnize Marriage Greeting.
You are hereby Authorized to join in
Mr. William Taylor of Harrisville
in the County of Weber and Territory of Utah
of the age of nineteen years and Miss Ada Rose Taylor
of Harrisville in the County of Weber and
Territory of Utah of the age of eighteen years the father
of said William Taylor having given his consent to said Marriage
Witness my hand as Clerk of the Probate Court and the seal of said Court
this 30th day of August, A.D. 1890
[signed] Daniel Hamer, Clerk of the Probate Court
By ____ Deputy.
Territory of Utah,
County of Cache
Thereby certify that on the Third day of
September in the year of our Lord one
Thousand eight hundred and Ninety at Logan
in said County, the undersigned an Elder of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
did join in the Holy Bonds of Matrimony according to the laws of this Territory
of the County of Weber Territory of Utah and
Ada Rose Taylor
Of the County of Weber Territory of Utah.
[signed] William Taylor
[signed] Ada Rose Taylor
In the Presence of [witnesses]
M.W. Merrill (Elder of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints)
- I can now add William and Ada’s signatures to my stash. I’m planning on making a signature family tree so this will help. I love seeing the handwriting of the people of researching!
- I’m not sure what the marriage age restrictions were at the time and why William’s father had to give permission for the marriage. 19 and 18 years old is young, so that might be why…some additional research is needed on that.
- According to FamilySearch they were sealed in the Logan LDS Temple on 3 Sept 1890 so I assume that is where they were married civilly as well (if it was like my sealing they just signed the certificate and then were sealed).
© 2013, Patricia Thorpe Gomm. http://www.ldschurchtemples.com/logan/
I’m excited to work further back on the Taylor side of the family, but before I can do that I need to make sure I know all I can about each generation. Starting with Victor Lund and his wife Edith Pearl Taylor.
Source: Utah, Utah Marriages, 1887-1966, batch no. M74786-4, source film no. 1324681, nef. no. 5428 p467 #F (833), Victor Erastus Lund, 18 January 1911; digital images, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Family Search (www.familysearch.org : accessed 7 May 2011); Family History Library.
Last year I found the record of Victor and Pearl’s marriage on Family Search, but it was only the index and no image. On one of my trips to the Family History Library, I pulled up the film and copied it.
Mr. Victor Erastus Lund of Plain City in the County of Weber and the State of Utah of the age of 22 years and Miss Edith Pearl Taylor of Plain City in the County of Weber and the State of Utah of the age of 19 years the ___ of said ___ having given ___ assent to said Marriage.
In Witness Wherof, I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my official seal at my office in Ogden City, Weber County, State of Utah, this the 17th
day of Jany
(signed) P.G. Dye, County Clerk
By (signed) Jno. V. Bluth, Deputy.
State of Utah
I hereby certify that on the ___ day of JAN 18 1911
in the year of our Lord one thousand nien hundred and ___ at Salt Lake City
in said County, I the undersigned an Elder of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
did join in the Holy Bonds of Matrimony according to the laws of this State Victor E. Lund
of the County of Weber
and Edith P. Taylor
of the County of Weber, State
Signed – Victor E. Lund (groom)
Signed – Edith P. Taylor (bride)
(signed) Alfred Solomon (witness)
(signed) B Morris Young (witness)
(signed) Anthon H. Lund
An Elder of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
It’s so interesting to see that they were married in the same place as Troy and I were, the Salt Lake Temple. They were young, 19 and 22, which is only one year younger than Troy and I when we married almost 100 years later.
I love that this document also has their signatures:
I also love looking at photographs of our ancestors. It’s interesting how much Troy and our son James look like Victor –
|Victor Erastus Lund
|Edith Pearl Lund