Friday, March 4, 2011

Fearless Females - Day 4 Dick and Nancy's Marriage Licence

My maternal great grandma, Nancy Fisher, and great grandpa, Dick Carey, were married February 18, 1916. I find it interesting that her age is incorrect. On the marriage application/license, she is listed as 18, but since her birthday, according to her birth affidavit in her Dawes application, was May 30, 1900, she was actually only 15 years old when she married. She would not turn 16 until May later that year.

What a young bride my Grandma Nancy was! We don't know anything about how she got married. We just know she did. And that she truly loved her husband. Dick was killed in 1937 and left her a widow with nine children. Despite the fact she was still a young woman, she never remarried. One time I asked my mom why Nancy never married again and she said, "Well, because she loved grandpa."

Those are my thoughts for today.
Thanks for reading.

The Granddaughter

copyright 2011, Polly's Granddaughter - TCB


  1. Love the title of your blog. Nancy must have had an interesting life of raising nine children. I look forward to reading more.
    Cheri Hopkins, Those Old Memories

  2. Thank you. I appreciate you reading and commenting.

  3. I don't know what the Oklahoma minimum marriage age was in 1916, but now it requires the parents of anyone under 18 to appear at the courthouse to sign a consent form. Think that's why Nancy put down 18 as her age?


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