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Carrico-Montgomery Wedding

My mother’s parents on their wedding day, November 24, 1920.  Mary Alice Montgomery became the bride of Joseph Rueben Carrico.  Following is the article from The Springfield Sun, the local newspaper (I can’t believe they married at 5:30 a.m.!  Perhaps the morning train was very early?) and the marriage bond and register information:

The Springfield Sun, Thursday, November 25, 1920


The marriage of Miss Alice Montgomery and Mr. James [should be Joseph!] Ruben Carrico was solemnized at St. Dominic’s church at 5:30 o’clock Wednesday morning, Rev. Fr. Hennessey officiating.

The bride is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. R. L. Montgomery and is a pretty and accomplished young woman of many loveable traits of character.  The groom, who is a son of Mr. and Mrs. Joe Carrico, is a prominent young farmer of the St. Rose section.

Only members of the immediate families and a few friends witnessed the ceremony.  Immediately after the ceremony Mr. and Mrs. Carrico left on the morning train for a short bridal trip after which they will make their home on the farm of the groom near St. Rose.

The many friends of the contracting parties extend hearty congratulations.

Marriage Bond No. 84.  The Commonwealth of Kentucky, Washington County Court, Be it known that we Joseph Rue Carrico as principal, and J. F. Greene as surety, are jointly and severally bound to the Commonwealth of Kentucky, in the sum of one hundred dollars.  This bond is conditioned as follows:  That, whereas Marriage is intended to be solemnized between Joseph Rue Carrico and Miss Mary Alice Montgomery.  Now, if there is no lawful cause to obstruct said Marriage, this bond shall be void, otherwise it shall be in full force and effect.
Witness our hands, this 23rd day of November 1920.  J. R. Carrico, J. F. Greene
Attest:  J. T. Prather, Clerk

Register of Marriage

Full name of parties, Husband Joseph Rue Carrico
Wife Miss Mary Alice Montgomery
By Whom Married Rev. P. F. Hennessy
Place of marriage Springfield County of Washington, Kentucky
Date of Marriage:  November 24, 1920
Witnesses:  Joseph Clifford Carrico, Anna Margaret Montgomery
Age of Husband 34, single
Age of Wife 26, single
Race:  White
Husband’s place of birth – Washington County, KY  Residence – Washington County, KY
Wife’s place of birth – Washington County, KY  Residence – Washington County, KY
Names of Parents of Husband – J. B. Carrico and Melvina A. Carrico
Names of Parents of Wife – Robert L. Montgomery and Frances Montgomery
Occupation of Husband Farming

I, Rev. P. F. Hennessy, a Roman Catholic Priest of the Roman Catholic Church or religious order of that name, do certify that on the 24th day of November, 1920, at Springfield, Kentucky under authority of the above license, I united in marriage Joseph Rue Carrico and Mary Alice Montgomery.  I qualified and gave bond, according to law, authorizing me to celebrate the rites of Marriage in the County of Washington.  Given under my hand this 24th day of November 1920.

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  1. I am very surprised the Newspaper had such a beautiful write up on the marriage of them. It is always a pleasure to locate such information when you have a large family as the Montgomery’s do. I could imagine they may have traveled up to Louisville for a lovely wedding dinner and evening. But I am a Romantic. Thank you for the additional information you provided concerning their marriage details. You are truly a romantic yourself and an excellent genealogist.

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