Monday, January 24, 2011

On this day in 1920...

Thomas Percy Maybury Riley and Jessie Bowen were married in Lake County Indiana.  Tom was the eldest son of Thomas and Elizabeth Riley.  He was 27 years old and had returned from his service in Europe in World War I.  Sorry no age appropriate picture to go with this posting. 

I was verifying this info before I made the posting and I had the place of their marriage wrong. Here is the record and I noticed something very interesting:

Thomas P. Riley
Spouse Name:Jessie Bowern
Marriage Date:24 Jan 1920
Marriage County:Lake
Source Title 1:Lake County Indiana
Source Title 2:Index to Marriage Record 1850 - 1920 Inclusive Vol
Source Title 3:W. P. A. Original Record Located: County Clerk's O
OS Page:479

The Works Progress Administration had created indexes. T he WPA began to index vital records, county-by-county for the entire state of Indiana, but the agency was abolished before the indexing was completed. The WPA index includes marriages for eighty-six of the ninety-two Indiana counties.

No comments:

Post a Comment