Thursday, December 29, 2011

Treasure Chest Thursday - The 1906 Schaffner-McKnew Marriage License

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It's Treasure Chest Thursday - time to show another digital image of a treasured document in my collection.

This week it is the 1906 Marriage License of Linda's maternal grandparents - Paul F. Schaffner and Edna C. McKnew in San Francisco, California.  I found it in the www.FamilySearch.org historical record collection for San Francisco County Records, 1826-1997. 


The transcription of this record is (all words typed, except italicized handwritten entries):

M A R R I A G E   L I C E N S E
State of California .......................................... City and County of San Francisco

....THESE PRESENTS are to authorize and license any Justice of the Supreme Court, Judge of the Superior court, Justice of the Peace, Police Judge, Priest or Minister of the Gospel of any denomination to solemnize, within said County the marriage of PAUL F. SCHAFFNER aged 26 years, resident of City and County of San Francisco State of California, and EDNA C. MCKNEW aged 22 years, resident of City and County of San Francisco State of California said parties being of sufficient age to be capable of contracting marriage.

..... IN WITNESS WHEREOF I have hereunto set my hand and affixed the Seal of the Superior Court of said City and County this 23rd day of June A. D. 1906.

(seal)  .................................................. H. I. MULCREVY, County Clerk
............................................................. and ex-officio Clerk of the Superior Court
............................................................. by G.L. MUNSON, Deputy Clerk.

..... State of California
City and County of San Francisco

........................................... I HEREBY CERTIFY that the parties named in the above license were joined in marriage by me, on the 24th day of June A. D. 1906 in said City and County and State, that May Mc Knew a resident of San Francisco County of San Francisco State of Calif. and Herman Schaffner, Jr. a resident of San Francisco County of San Francisco State of Calif., were present as witnesses of said ceremony.

.............. IN WITNESS WHEREOF I hereunto set my hand this 24th day of June A. D. 1906.

.................................................... E.G. KEITH, Clergyman
.................................................... Methodist Episcopal Church

Recorded at the request of E.G. Keith
June 28, 1906
No. G, 703.

............................................................................ Jno H. Nelson
............................................................................ County Recorder
............................................................................ By OW Kyle, Deputy

I'm always interested in the format of these older documents.  In this case, there is not much new to my knowledge base - the two new information items are the church denomination and the names of the witnesses, who are siblings of the contracting parties.

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