Monday, September 13, 2010

Civil War Vet Groom, age 92, set the record in 1910

On September 10, 1910 the article "Old Man Finds His Affinity Rather Late In Life..." appeared on the front page of the Evening Standard out of Ogden, Utah. In Chicago, a man just two months shy of his 92nd birthday applied for a marriage license to wed Miss Helen Conger. "Previously eighty-five years had been the age of the oldest applicant"

Volney E. Rusco explained it this way: (I said) "It's about time we were applying for a license," and she said anytime I was ready she was."
.... Read the entire article at the Library of Congress website.

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