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Friday, March 7, 2014

Charlie and Minnie

I was recently doing some research in the Simpson County News from March 18, 1909 and found this little blurb out of Maben, MS.

The quality isn't the greatest because of the age, but it says the following:

"Charlie Crossin, a 14-year-old boy wearing knee pants, and Miss Minnie Corley, 30 years old, were married at Maben. The boy's parents, hearing of the marriage, separated the couple within an hour and refused to allow the boy to return to his new wife."

While I wasn't able to find any more information on Charlie, I did find a Minnie Corley (her age is given as two years younger than the Minnie mentioned in the article) from Mississippi who moved to Texas, married at some point between 1910 and 1920, and had 3-4 children. Is this our Minnie? It's hard to know with the small amount of information given in the article above, but I like to think so.

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