Yesterday I showed you an example of a marriage certificate that wasn’t filled out but the man and woman did in fact get married. Today I am going to show you an example of one where the two probably didn’t get married.
On 06 February 1943, Andrew Simmons and Marie Sistrunk were issued a license to get married. The bottom portion, the actual certificate, is not completed.
Six months later, on 15 August 1943, Andrew Simmons and Lossie May were married. Though this document doesn’t say so, it is a given that they were in fact issued a license to get married and that probably occurred on 07 August 1943.
The Marion County Circuit Court has been unable to locate a divorce decree for Andrew and Marie. Apparently they got their license and then backed out. Andrew ended up marrying Lossie. It is of course possible that Andrew and Marie did marry and their divorce decree is lost but that is a less likely scenario since the Marion County Circuit Court has a pretty good reputation when it comes to their recordkeeping.
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