|dee_burris (dee_burris) wrote,|
@ 2011-02-26 05:26 pm UTC
|Entry tags:||carr, chapin, genealogy, history|
I was informed that Essie Chapin and Elbert Carr married in Umatilla Co., OR on 13 May 1893.
So one day I called the Umatilla County Clerk to see if there was a copy of the marriage license.
She said yes, but they weren't married on 13 May, it was 1 May instead. She also said if I'd give her my address, she would mail the license and affidavit.
So I did.
The ceremony was performed at the cleryman's home, and it looks as if two of his relatives were the witnesses.
The affidavit says Essie was a resident of Umatilla Co., OR, and Elbert W Carr was a resident of Whitman County, WA.
So now I have another area of the country to search to find out more about Elbert W Carr.
One of the keepers of the (Essie Chapin) family Bible has been active with comments today. She is quite pissed that I use ~ gasp ~ historic records in my searches of the family history.
You know - stuff like census records, marriage, birth and death records, military records, obituaries, gravestone information, etc.
Apparently this stuff is not agreeing with her family Bible - and let me add, her oral family history as well - according to her most recent comment, which I deleted.
Her Bible and oral history gave forth the date of the marriage above as 13 May 1893. So this entry will probably make her blow a gasket.
I am getting very weary of someone who won't put up, and can't seem to shut up.
She needs her own blog.