Marriage record for Francis "Frank" John Carter and Elizabeth "Elsie", "Elsa" CharlotteBehrens

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My grand uncle, Francis John CARTER, was born in England in 1898, moved to Canada with his family in 1905 and then to Chicago Illinois in about 1920-1922 where he remained until he moved to Los Angeles, California in the late 1930's. His father's name was Edward Bland CARTER, and his mother was Lizzie Jane HARRIS.

Elizabeth "Elsa" "Elsie" BEHRENS was born in Boston, Massachusetts to  Louis and Henrietta BEHRENS in June 1885 but she often gave later birth dates. She moved to Chicago, Illinois with her parents in 1900 or earlier.

Uncle Frank was a "man of the cloth" and both he and Elsie were professors in a Baptist Seminary in Chicago Illinois. According to the 1930  Federal Census, they could have been married in 1922-1924. (Record states Frank was 26 years of age at first marriage and Elsie was 37 years of age at first marriage.)  They lived in Chicago, Illinois until they moved to Los Angeles, California between 1930- 1940.

For years I have searched in vain for their marriage record. I have  looked at the Cook County Marriage Index, the Ontario Canada Marriages and all marriage records available on

Your help and suggestions will be very much appreciated.

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I don't know if you're still searching for the marriage record you mentioned but FamilYSearch has suggestions on where to look for marriage records in Chicago, Illinois.  Maybe that might help you in your search.  You can find their suggestions here.

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