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Marriage & death in the same news report…

May 2, 2009 by  
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marriage_and_deathTypically marriage and death reports are found in separate columns in the newspapers, but one news item in the Salem Mercury of July 6, 1831 could combine both into one:

“Marriage and Death — In Bath, Steuben Co. N.Y. 11th ult. Mr. Moses Alexander, 88, to Miss Frances Tompkins, 105. They wre taken out of bed dead on the following morning.”

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One Response to “Marriage & death in the same news report…”

  1. Paul Sarna on May 2nd, 2009 9:22 pm

    That’s what happens when you marry a women 17 years older than you are.

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