3618Marriage certificate - Hugh R. Blanding & Ida Blanding, 1881
- Apr 19, 2004Hello, all ...
This has been a busy and rewarding month for me.
I've just acquired several pieces of DB correspondence from the
daughter of a couple whom he knew in Hawaii in the 1950s. One item
is a jumbo postcard (Mount Rainier) postmarked from Wenatchee,
Washington on April 18, 1957, during what was to be DB's final tour.
Then, via eBay, I've finally obtained a copy of "Paradise Loot," the
one DB book absent from my collection.
And just today, I received a copy of the marriage license and
certificate for Hugh R. Blanding and Ida Bacon, who were married on
October 24, 1881, in Chester, Wabasha County, Minnesota. After
several tries over more than 2 years ... success!
I've uploaded an image to Files: Genealogy: Photos and you may also
view the document at
The license was granted "being satisfied by the oath of A. L. Kimball
[sic] that there is no legal impediment thereto"; that would be
Albert L. Kimble, Ida's elder brother.
The certificate lists as witnesses Sarah J. Hudson, Ida's sister, and
Erastus B. Kimble, another brother. The minister was H. K. Painter
and both documents are signed by District Court clerk Chas. J. Rauff.
I also had requested the documents for Ida's first marriage to Edwin
Bacon (1872) but the Wabasha County recorder could not locate them.
Nor could he find the 1877 death certificate for Edwin. Perhaps both
events occurred in other county, possibly Anoka County where their
daughter Jessie was born in 1876. I'll be sending another inquiry
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