Was Eleanore Hill legally married to my grandfather, Al F Trizzino?

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Hello all, 

I know I have been rather quiet as of late but I have had a lot going on but I am ready to get back into the thick of things for the time being. 

The first major question that I have is to my grandfather, Al F Trizzino, and his potential first marriage in Wayne County, Indiana. It is a suspect record, which originally, I thought was legitimate but then quickly decided it was not but then upon glancing at it in an old email this morning, it was signed by H. J. Reinecke as solemnized on October 25, 1946. 

Probable marriage record (Female Form) to Al Trizzino :


Probable marriage record (male form) ro Al 

Trizzino: https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-L97W-R8Y1?i=144&wc=Q83F-HJQ%3A962978001%2C963254401%3Fcc%3D1410397&cc=1410397


This would be good and well but then, less than a year later Eleanor can be seen in Franklin County, Ohio as being wed to Henry Canfield on October 18, 1947. It would be reasonable to assume that this is her second marriage but then she listed herself as never having been married before.

Marriage record for Eleanor Hill to Henry Canfield: https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:K3GP-ZGV


I have only one real thought on this: somehow the marriage in Indiana was never legal. But why?

 Can anybody help me figure this out?

Thank you,


Michael Hruska

WikiTree profile: Eleanore Hill
in Genealogy Help by Michael Hruska G2G6 Mach 5 (53.7k points)
edited by Michael Hruska
The first thought that comes to my mind as explanation is that there were more than 1 person named Eleanor Hill.  Just a thought, though - not necessarily a good one - take it with several grains of salt, please.
Years later, did you ever solve this riddle, Michael?

In response to Gaile's suggestion: In this case, both records identify her address and the names of her parents, which match. So it's the same woman.

Michael, perhaps the first marriage was annulled?

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Eleanor and Henry are my grandparents.

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