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Mr. and Mrs. Frank H. Glover, Jr. Anniversary

23 August 2011

My grandparents, Frank H. Glover, Jr "Harry" and Sarah Lilla Watt "Lilla", were married 92 years ago, today.  I would love to know the story of their meeting and getting married.  

Lilla was living in Marquette, Michigan at the time of their marriage.  Harry was living and working in Detroit, Michigan.  Harry had been married, previously, to Emma Winkler, who died in 1915.  Harry and Emma had a son, Francis "Hank".  Hank was being raised by his grandparents, Frank H. and Hattie (Fenn) Glover, in Marquette, Michigan.  I would imagine Harry would come visit his parents and son and met Lilla, or maybe they knew each other before this.  I'm not sure.   

The picture below is the only picture I have of Harry and Lilla together.  Also in the picture is Edythe Glover, who was Claude Glover's (Harry's brother) wife.

 L-R Edythe Glover, Harry Glover, Sarah Watt Glover 
taken before September, 1950.

Source:  "Michigan Marriages 1868-1925," Marriage Record, , Family Search (https://www.familysearch.org/ : accessed 15 August 2011), citing the marriage of Frank H. Glover, Jr. and Sarah L. Watt; Film #2342732, Image 195

The record above states:
  • Frank H. Glover, Jr, age 36, of Detroit, and Sarah L. Watt, age 34, of Marquette, were married Aug 23, 1919 in Marquette Michigan.
  • Parents of the groom were Frank H. Glo and attie Fenn.  (unreadable in crease-actual names are Frank H. Glover and Hattie Fenn)
  • Parents of the bride were David Wa  and atherin McGee (unreadable in crease-actual names are David Watt and Catherine McGee.)
  • The groom's birthplace is listed as Jackson.
  • The bride's birthplace is listed as Marquette.
  • The groom's occupation was listed as mechanic.
  • The bride's occupation was listed as stenographer.
  • E. M. Martinson officiated as a baptist minister.
  • Witnesses were Doris I. Bowson and Burt L. Watt, both of Marquette.  (Burt Watt was Sarah's youngest brother.)

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