Old marriage license records

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Saint Jacob, IL

#1 Jun 12, 2009
My parents ran away and eloped in Licking Mo in 1936. They were from the St. Louis area, she was underage (17) and I think it would have required her parents signing but back then I think there were counties you wouldn't need parental permission. That is why they went to Licking. They actually did not tell anyone they were married until months later! My Mom's parents had friends who lived there and my Mom would tell stories about riding in a Model A ot T or something to visit them when she was a kid.

Would I have to go to the County which I think is Texas yes? or do they have old records there in Licking? I have no more information besides the year and date since they are both deseased.

Any help in guiding me in the right direction would be helpful. Thanks
hard working tax payer

Wheatland, MO

#2 Jun 12, 2009
Try Texas County Courthouse in Houston, MO....and yes, Licking is in Texas County.

Good Luck.

United States

#3 Jun 12, 2009
try the website Ancestry.com . They have tons of old records on there. I found my grandfather and grandmother's marriage license from the early 1900's on that site. It is a pay site, but they usually have a 2 week free trial offer. Good luck!
Idle Words

La Plata, MO

#4 Jun 14, 2009
Just call Phyllis Staley, Circuit Clerk, at the Texas County Courthouse. She's a sweet lady and I'll bet she can get you the info you need over the phone in two shakes of a lamb's tail.

Of course some of us old timers might know the friends they used to visit, etc...

Good luck with your search
Gen Helper

Cameron, MO

#5 Jun 14, 2009
Texas Co Gen and Historical Soc.
Po Box 12
Houston MO 65483

The Soc has copys of all kinds of old records info and helpers. to get the real copy of License yes you do go to Texas Co. Court House most are 1 dollar and postage

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