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Source: Plain Dealer, Cleveland, OH
Dated: Apr. 25, 1868
STATE NEWS.
On Wednesday last Deputy U. S. Marshall McCABE arrested, at Canal Winchester, one Silas CHAPIN, horse trainer, trader and patent right agent, on the charge of bigamy.  In 1854 CHAPIN was married at Hamilton, Butler County, Ohio, to a very excellent lady, with whom he lived at Granville, Delaware County, Indiana, for many years.  Last winter he became acquainted with Miss Martha J. FLORA, of Bourneville, Ross county, Ohio, and on the 16th of March was married go her.  He went first to Columbus, and from there to Canal Winchester, where he took up his residence with his young wife.  Wife number one and her six children became very anxious as to the whereabouts of truant husband and father, but could learn nothing until a Cincinnati paper carried to them the announcement of Mr. CHAPIN's second marriage.  Mrs. CHAPIN wrote immediately to the Postmaster at Bourneville in regard to the matter, and the Postmaster handed it to one of Miss FLORA's friends.  This gentleman traced CHAPIN to this city, and had him arrested on a warrant issued by Justice MEEKER as above stated.
     He was taken to Ross County for trial.  His second wife, spoken of as a very fine lady, is about twenty years of age.  She accompanied her husband to the city, and will return to her family in charge of friends who were waiting here to receive her.
     CHAPIN is about forty-five years of age, sharp, shrewd, and is called a pleasant man.
Source: Minneapolis Journal
Dated: July 2, 1897
MARRIED IN A TRANCE - A Case of Hypnotic Matrimony in the State of Ohio. -
KATIE SURRIDGE in a bad box
She claims she was unconscious when she was married to a swindler.
     Hamilton, Ohio - July 2 - Miss Kattie Burridge, whose sensational and clandestine marriage to Thomas R. Milliken, while both the young people were visiting at Crawfordsville, Ind., last Tuesday, caused a great stir in this city, made a most sensational and startling statement.  She says that young Milliken possesses strong hypnotic power over her, and that she has no recollection of the marriage ceremony beyond a dim impression of ascending the courthouse steps at Crawfordsville, and affixing her signature to some document.  She says that she will never live with him.  Previous to his marriage with her, Milliken made some queer money moves at Richmond, Ind., swindling Frank Girade out of $60 and doing others for smaller amounts.  In this manner he raised the money to get married on.  He is now under arrest at Richmond.  The news of Miss Burridge's marriage to Milliken prostrated her mother, who has been very ill since.
Source: Kansas City Star
Dated: Feb. 17, 1919
OBSERVE GOLDEN WEDDING DAY.
Guests of Mr. and Mrs. M. B. GRIFFIS included 3 Who Attended Marriage.
Mr. and Mrs. Manaen B. Griffis, 75 and 74 years old respectively, celebrated their golden wedding anniversary yesterday at the home of their son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Guy C. TAYLOR, 3433 Holmes Street.  Mr. and Mrs. GRIFFIS were married February 18, 1869 in Monroe, Butler County, Ohio.  After the ceremony fifty years ago, performed by the Rev. Wilbur MASON, father of former President Wilbur MASON of Baker University, Baldwin, Kas., the wedding guests, eighty in number, sat down to a dinner which the bride had helped to prepare.  She had baked fifteen cakes for the occasion.
     Three of the guests who were at the wedding attended the golden anniversary celebration.  They were Mrs. J. B. McKECKNIS, 90 years old; her son, John McKECKNIS, a Kansas City architect, who was a very small boy at the time, and Mrs. Stephen B. GRIFFIS, 83 years old, widow of the Rev. Stephen B. GRIFFIS.
    
A second daughter, Mrs. George G. FOWLER, 3111 Coleman Road, was present.
 
 
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