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From: Brenda Jerome <>
Subject: Livingston Co, KY Marriage 1900
Date: Sun, 14 Dec 1997 08:48:08 -0600


From Crittenden Press 22 Nov 1900

Smithland is all torn up over a sensational elopement. Of course
a runaway or dog fight in that sleepy old town usually causes as
much excitement as if one of the most prominent citizens had
dropped dead. The cause of the present social stir is the
elopement of Virgil PRESNELL and Miss Lula LANDRAM. The couple
skipped away from home two or three nights ago, crossed the Ohio
River to Hamletsburg, Illinois, where they secured a vehicle to
convey them to Golconda. There they were united in marriage and
returned home even before their parents were aware the wedding had
taken place. The bride is the pretty 16 year old daughter of
County Clerk G.W. Landram and the groom is the 18 year old son of
T.D. Presnell, well known groceryman of Paducah. The couple were
schoolmates.

Brenda Joyce Jerome, CGRS

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