The Marriage Announcement of Frederick Connors and Mary McManus
The following announcement appeared in the November 28, 1890 edition of the Daily Journal of Racine, Wisconsin. Robert Connors found this account.
This is an interesting account. The names of the bridesmaid and best man are slightly different than those given by the official Racine County Marriage Registry. I'm inclined to believe the names as given here. The name of the bridesmaid (both Cristian name and surname) is almost certainly the same as the maiden name of the mother of the bride. This suggests that Ellen (or Nellie) Hally (perhaps Wally) is a cousin of Mary McManus.
Initially, this account was disappointing. Neither the bride nor groom's parents were mentioned. We knew the names of the bride's father and mother, but not those of the groom. However, the discovery of the entry for this marriage in the Racine County Records increases the importance of this account. It provides an important check and verification of the handwritten official record.
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