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Stranger Needed Friend

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The Fort Dodge Messenger: March 30, 1906

Stranger Needed Friend

Unsophisticated Pair Have Trouble in Getting a Marriage License

Tall and gaunt, and beyond a doubt from the rural districts one Joseph Stupka leaned across the desk of the clerk of courts at nine o’clock this morning and asked for a marriage license, stating that his girl was by his side and all arrangements were complete except the securing of that important document. He was asked if he had a witness who could identify him and then it dawned upon him that trouble might yet be in store.

A skirmish of the town was made, and being acquainted but little he was unable to find a person whom he knew. A return to the waiting and anxious bride found her in tears. The groom full of determination this time started out once more on his quest. Fortune favored him for he happened to remember the clothier from whom he had purchased the wedding clothes. A quick return in company with this gentleman was made, and this time the license was secured.

The groom resides in Fulton township. The bride’s name is Miss Maragaret (sic) Thomas. She lives at Town Hill Illinois.

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