The Union of Martin Corrigan and Mary Walker: Throwback Thursday

The United States was teetering on the brink of civil war as Mary Walker of Tamaqua (PA) made plans for her union with Ebervale (PA) coal miner Martin Corrigan.  President Abraham Lincoln spent the Easter season contemplating the resupply of Fort Sumter. Mary and Martin completed the final details for their marriage. On Easter morning, 31 … Continue reading The Union of Martin Corrigan and Mary Walker: Throwback Thursday

The Story Lies In His Hand

Page Five of The MINOR FAMILY ALBUM How good it is to see familiar faces!! The fifth page frames a young couple's portrait, carefully staged to tell the story of a momentous autumn day. Robert Minor had just taken May Stevenson's hand in marriage. The twenty-three year old groom was dressed in well-tailored pin-striped pants worn with a frock coat … Continue reading The Story Lies In His Hand

Wedding Wednesday: The Marriage of Marilyn and Norman

This yellowed newspaper announcement was carefully preserved by a relative, and sent to me when they cleaned out their clutter.  Fortunately.  My parents divorced when I was a young adult, and their wedding momentos became casualties of the fight.  I am grateful to pack rats who unload their goodies to subsequent generations of pack rats. … Continue reading Wedding Wednesday: The Marriage of Marilyn and Norman