Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Percy and Marguerite Going to the Chapel ~ 52 Ancestors #23

I am participating in this year's 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks writing challenge from Amy Johnson Crow. Each week has an optional writing prompt and this week's writing prompt is Going to the Chapel.

My great-grandparents, Percy Earle Hunter and Marguerite Lysle were married in Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, on 21 October 1897.

Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania Clerks of Orphans' Courts, Pennsylvania County Marriage Records, 1885-1950, FHL Film 878632, p 49, no. 13646, digital image, ( : accessed 25 January 2012), citing marriage record for Percy E. Hunter and Marguerite Lysle, 21 October 1897.


Percy E. Hunter born in Allegheny Pa on the
18th day of Oct. A.D. 1873, residing at Perrysville Ave., Alleghey Pa
occupation Engineer not related by blood
or marriage to the person whom he desires to marry
has not been married before

Marguerite Lysle born in Allegheny Pa on the
13th day of Aug A.D. 1876, residing at 4223 5th Ave., Pgh., Pa
occupation [blank] has not been married before

Marriage License issued Oct 20th 1897
Married Oct. 21st 1897
By Rev. W.G. Robinson Duplicate certificate returned Oct 22nd 1897

I don't think the following photograph is a wedding photograph, but it was probably taken within a few years of their marriage. Although their expressions look serious, I know that they were happily married.

Other weddings that I have blogged about in my seven years of blogging include:

My paternal grandparents (Pyle-Adsit) at High Society 1919.

My maternal grandparents (Copeland-Hunter) at A Small 1931 Family Wedding.

Paternal great-grandparents at Wedding Wednesday in 1884 (Pyle-McAlpin) and Bowmie Ashby's 1890 Wedding (Adsit-Ashby).

Maternal great-grandparents at Wedding Wednesday 1/1/1900 (Copeland-Greeley).

I have also shared wedding information on my second great-grandparents Samuel Greeley and Eliza Wells 1866 and George Lysle Jr. and Marion Helen Alston.


  1. Nice pose in that couples photo, standing close with their arms around each other!

    1. This is a nice pose - I just wish they had smiles on their faces! Thanks for reading and commenting!

  2. It almost looks like they are practicing their dance moves!

    1. Or at least posing for their dance moves.

      Thanks for the comment.