Happy Birthday to my step-great-grandmother,
Mary M. Childers,
who would have been 116 today!
Born on 25 August 1897 she was the
Mother of Cleo, Mildred and Paul Smith.
Married to Murray Cord Smith, of
, DeWitt, Arkansas
a Methodist minister.
A quick look at FamilySearch.org this morning turned up this beautiful digital page in the Arkansas County, Arkansas, marriage license ledger. On page 250 is recorded the Bond for Marriage License and the Marriage License and Certificate of Marriage.
Murray, was 24 years old, but Mary was only a very young 18 at the time they married on 9 April 1916.