Wednesday, September 7, 2016

WEDDING WEDNESDAY ~ Robert Walton Hall & Alice Evelyn Bullock - 1929

wedding bells
Robert Walton Hall married Alice Evelyn Bullock
July 15th, 1929, San Diego, California

Robert Walton Hall is my husband’s Uncle.  He is the son of Charles Schuyler Hall (1878-1953) & Daisy Fern Bright  (1882-1953).  Robert is their middle child.  An older sister, Dorothy Louise Hall was born in 1905 and a younger brother, Gordon, in 1917.  Gordon is my husband’s father.

Alice Evelyn Bullock is the daughter of Commander Charles Herbert Bullock and Josephine Marie Hurton.

I located the following newspaper articles about the wedding & honeymoon on  The articles were published in the San Diego Union newspaper.  One of them included a nice photo of the bride upon returning from their honeymoon.

HALL_Robert W Sr article in SD Evening Tribue re marriage to Evelyn BULLOCK Jul 1929_SanDiegoCA_cropped HALL_Robert W Sr_article from SD Union about he and Evelyn BULLOCK returning from their honeymoon_23 Jul 1929_cropped

The newspaper articles indicate the couple was married in San Diego.  I wonder why they applied for a marriage license in Yuma, Arizona?  Here’s the license I located.

HALL_Robert W Sr and Evelyn BULLOCK marriage license_15 Jun 1929_YumaArizona_annotated

Evidence indicates they divorced before 1940 and both Robert and Alice remarried.

This couple had one son.

While researching for this post I solved a longtime question on Robert Walton Hall’s second marriage.  Stay tuned for more on that.

If you think you might be related to anyone mentioned in this blog post, please contact me.
Happy hunting,
Michigan Girl

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  1. Hmmm, I wonder if they were going to elope for some reason but changed their minds?

    1. After I published this post, I wondered if perhaps Arizona was a Gretna Green state. Sure enough, it was. So, was there a reason for this couple to go there? Could they use that license and then marry in San Diego? Would they have had to get a license in San Diego too? Unanswered questions. I'll keep digging.


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