The Good Old Days


From the marriage license application of Helen Marie French and Howard Collins, April 6, 1929:

  • That neither of said parties is an habitual drunkard, epileptic, imbecile or insane, and is not under the influence of any intoxicating liquor or narcotic drug. Said parties are not nearer of kin than second cousins, and there is no legal impediment to their marriage.

From the marriage license application of Hazel French and Homer Sexton, May 21, 1936:

  • Has the female contracting party been an inmate of any county asylum or home for indigent persons within the last five years? no
  • Is the female contracting party afflicted with epilepsy, tuberculosis, venereal or any other contagious or transmissible disease? no
  • Is she an imbecile, feeble-minded, idiotic or insane, or is she under guardianship as a person of unsound mind? no


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