The Fort Dodge Messenger: July 15, 1903

Happy Man of Fifty Years Takes a Bride of Sixteen

Unusual Wedding Ceremony to Take Place at Lehigh – Interested Persons are Both Well Known.

Autumn and spring will join hands to tread as one over life’s uncertain pathway, when Paul Jacobs and Elsie May Baldwin, both of Lehigh, take the vows which bind them as man and wife. The groom is a miner by occupation and has lived in the vicinity of Lehigh for a number of years. He is fifty years of age and h is bride is sixteen.

Mrs. (sic) Baldwin is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Baldwin, well known residents of Lehigh. The written consent of the girl’s parents was required before the clerk would issue the certificate which licenses them to wed.

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