Today I’m featuring the church marriage certificate for my maternal grandparents, Joseph Albert Milne & Florence Lenora Bowden.
This certificate was rolled up in a box of papers & other items I retrieved from the home of my maternal first cousin, during a visit, several years ago.
TIP - I did not put this old, delicate document in a scanner. Instead, I took a photograph of it.
This certificate offers many good genealogical clues as follows:
- Date of marriage
- Where the couple have their residence
- Place of marriage
- The denomination and name of the church to which the officiant belonged
- Name of the person who married the couple
- Names & signatures of both witnesses to the marriage
It’s been a while since I’ve looked at this document and in reading it again I see that I will be entering new information into my Legacy database.
Here is a transcription of the certificate
In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Ghost…Amen
This certifies that Mr. Joseph Albert Milne of Detroit, Michigan and Miss Florence Lenora Bowden of the same place were united by in Holy Matrimony on Wednesday the Eleventh day of April A.D. nineteen hundred and six at the residence of the bride’s mother 187 Townsend Ave. in the diocese of Michigan according to the Rites of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the Unites States of America, in accordance with the laws of the State of Michigan.
Dated Detroit this Eleventh day of April A.D. 1906
|The witnesses are Fred Henry Gillespie, 1st cousin to the groom and Edna Mabel Bowden, sister of the bride
Here is a photo of my grandmother, Florence, in her travel outfit upon leaving for their honeymoon.
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My grandmother, Florence was the genealogist in the family before me. I have written several blog posts from the notebook/journal she left. Here is a link to those posts: My Grandmother's Journal
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