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.
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