No Marriage License

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Is it possible that the parents of my mother (Elizabeth Althea Mayne) who was born in 1928 didn't legally get married?  I have noticed in the Family Search sites they have been unable to find a marriage license and are classify them as partners or something like not married.  This is hard to believe knowing my Grand father.  My grandfather is Guy Leslie Mayne born May 26, 1897, Hartford, Cumberland, Nova Scotia, Canada.  My Grandmother is Irene Victoria (Ripley) Mayne born 28 Sep 1898, Mount Pleasant, Cumberland, Nova Scotia, Canada.  The problem could be caused by the fact that my grandfathers last name is spelled so many different ways Maine, Main, and Mayne.

I just can't imagine them never getting married they were so religious and they were both members of the Masons.

Thank you

 

Taylor Worthington-Gilchrist
in The Tree House by Taylor Worthington Gilchrist G2G6 Mach 8 (83.7k points)
retagged by Keith Hathaway

1 Answer

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It is much more likely in that time frame that the record is lost, or was never made, or just hasn't been indexed yet, or as you mentioned is misspelled. The record may be mouldering in some ancient church books, and was never registered by any civil authority.
by Anne B G2G Astronaut (1.1m points)
Anne B.

I have searched additional hours and I think you are right as I am continually running into no marriage occurred etc..  I checked all the spellings for the last name I could think of and under my grandmothers name.  They were all so prime and proper drinking from little china cups! Not exactly the type to not get married.  Unfortunately all my grandmothers brothers and sisters have passed on as have all the children.  I haven't given up yet, but will turn my focus somewhere else for the meantime.

Thanks again Anne.

Taylor Worthington-Gilchrist

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