The Chariton Leader, Chariton, Iowa Thursday, August 9, 1906
J.W. FITCH, 22 to RENA BEASLEY, 19
F.R. FLORA, 23 to GERTIE MAY GORE, 17. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
'A DOUBLE WEDDING' - - - - - - Promptly at six o'clock, on Monday evening, in the prlors of the Bates House occurred a double wedding, when Rev. F.B. Palmer officiated at the marriage of MR. F.R. FLORA and MISS GERTIE M. GORE, and MR. J.W. FITCH and MISS RENA BEASLEY.All four of the contracting parties were from Davis City, where they returned on Tuesday for their new home. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
'WEDDING INCIDENTS' - - - - - - -
F.R. FLORA and GERTIE GORE, of Davis City, joined hearts and hands, at the Bates House, Monday evening.MISS GORE was united in marriage in the same room her parents were a score or more years ago.This seems to be a family starting point.J.W. FITCH and RENA BEASLEY were also united in marriage at the same time.Clerk Carpenter received a message to not issue license to the latter couple, from the girl's father, but the contract had been entered into before the message came.The parties were of age and had a right to get married if they wanted to.It was another case of where the "old folks" got outwitted. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
The Chariton Leader, Chariton, Iowa Thursday, August 23, 1906
JOHN GORE, the Davis City man, who made affidavit to County Clerk Carpenter that a certain young Davis City lady was of legal age and had the right to contract marriage and who was arraigned in Justice E.H. Storie's Court Friday, on information for perjury brought by the girl's father, received preliminary hearing and was bound over to the Grand Jury, the bond being fixed at $300.The father claims the girl is only 15 years of age.