Thursday, January 23, 2014

Treasure Chest Thursday - Post 198: 1900 Marriage Certificate for Fred Walton Seaver and Alma Bessie Richmond

It's Treasure Chest Thursday - time to look in my digital image files to see what treasures I can find for my family history and genealogy musings.

The treasure today is the marriage certificate for Fred Walton Seaver and Alma Bessie Richmond in 1900 in Leominster, Worcester County, Massachusetts: 


The transcription of this certificate is (form fields underlined, handwritten portions in italics):

Commonwealth of Massachusetts
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

CERTIFICATE OF MARRIAGE
FROM THE RECORDS OF MARRIAGES IN THE CITY OF LEOMINSTER
MASSACHUSETTS, U.S.A.
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                                                                         GROOM                                 BRIDE
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Name:                                            Fred Walton Seaver                     Alma Bessie Richmond
Surname after Marriage:                 ---                                                           ---                 
Date of Marriage:                                                    June 21, 1900           
Residence:                                  Leominster, MA                              Leominster, MA        
Age:                                                    23                                                        18                      
Occupation:                                Comb Maker                                   At Home                  
Birthplace:                                  Leominster, MA                           Killingly, Ct              
Name of Father:                       Frank W. Seaver                          Thomas Richmond    
Maiden Name of Mother:    Hatie S. Hildreth                          Julia White              
Number of Marriage:              1st                                                     1st                          
Place of Marriage:                                                  Leominster, MA                
By Whom Married:                                                Rev. Francis A. Brown      
                                                                                                   Leominster
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I, AUDREY J. JOHNSON, depose and say that I hold the office of City Clerk of the City of Leominster, County of Worcester and Commonwealth of Massachusetts; that the records of Births, Marriages and Deaths required by law to be kept in said City are in my custody, and that the above is a true extract from the records of Marriages in said City, as certified by me.

                                                   WITNESS my hand and seal of said City on the    17th    
                                                                     day of September              19 90    
                                                                     Audrey J. Johnson      
                                                                                        City Clerk

The source citation for this marriage certificate (crafted using the RootsMagic source template for "Vital Records (local, certificates)"):

Leominster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, certificate of marriage (certificate dated 17 September 1990), Fred Walton Seaver and Alma Bessie Richmond 21 June 1900; Leominster City Clerk, Leominster, Mass.

This marriage certificate is a Derivative Source record (since it was created 90 years after the event, is Primary Information (for the names of the parties, the marriage date and place), and is Direct Evidence for the marriage event.  

The only error I see is the name of Fred's mother - it was Hattie Louisa Hildreth, not Hatie S. Hildreth.


Copyright (c) 2014, Randall J. Seaver


1 comment:

Lewis N. Clark said...

time to look in my digital image files to see what treasures I can find for my family history and genealogy musings. Make marriage certificate