Source: Plain Dealer, Cleveland, Ohio -
Dated: Aug. 30, 1889 (Friday)
MARRIED AT DUNKIRK
The Bride's Father Objected and They Took an Evening
Train for New York -
Ceremony Performed in a Drug Store.
Albert Springborn and Mary Lawrence of this
city were married in a drug store at Dunkirk, N. Y.
Monday evening Springborn left the young bride-elect in
the railway station on arriving on an evening train and entered
a drug store to inquire where a justice of the peace could be
found to marry him. Police Justice Hiller, who
happened on the spot, offered to find Justice Holestein
which he did in about fifteen minutes, when the young couple
were married in the front part of the store in the presence of
many witnesses, who crowded the door and sidewalk. When
the young husband had placed the ring on the finger of his young
and pretty bride they went back to the station, where they took
the night train for this city.
They represented that the mother of the bride had
consented to the marriage, but her father had not, and as
according to the laws of Ohio, persons under 18 years cannot
legally be married without the consent of their parents, they
came to New York state to be married and take their short
Buffalo papers refer to the affair as an outrage and
are severe n their criticism of the action of both justices.