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Description: A Foolish Pair - Lad and Maid MarryDate: March 9 1904
Newspaper published in: Orangeburg, SC
Page/Column: Page 1, Column 2
A Foolish Pair
A dispatch to the Augusta Chronicle says Willie Fincher, a lad of 13, and Emma Mann, a little maid who boast of only 14 summers, the pair hailing from Goldville, Ala., drove into West Point Ga., Thursday in a rather dilapidated turnout and created astonishment by announcing their desire to find a minister or justice who would make them man and wife. Young Fincher said he had the permission of the girl's parents as well as her own, but that the Alabama laws interfered with his happiness. No one could be found who would tie the knot, and to make matters worse, the would-be groom found himself devoid of funds. A purse was made up for the pair and they drove into Harris County hoping to find some one to officiate their wedding.