Marriage Cert – Emma Viola Carter


I received the marriage certificates today in the mail from the White County Courthouse. I requested two certificates to see if the two women in them were the daughters of William Carter and the sisters of Joseph Edgar Carter. They were:

RUSH, ANDREW F CARTER, MARY 09/06/1889
HARRIS, WILLIAM THOMAS CARTER, EMMA VIOLA 08/19/1883

Well, I hit on one of them, Emma. Emma is the daughter of William and Elizabeth Carter. She was 17 at the time of marriage.

William Thomas Harris was born in Vandenburg County, Indiana to Samuel Perry Harris and ???? (maiden name was Tompkins). Mothers name wasn’t listed, just her maiden name. He was 24 at the time of marriage. They were married at the home of Berry Rose (Emma’s Step-Father).

This does provide me some clues and it also opens a door for another avenue to explore so that I can find out what happened to William Carter and to Joseph Edgar Carter.

I know need to find out what happened to William and Emma Harris. Finding an obituary for Emma. Finding them on Census records for 1900 thru 1930. And I can only hope that someone in that line is also into genealogy.

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