MARRIAGE RECORDS,
WEDDINGS AND ANNIVERSARIES

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Mesa County Clerk Recorder
P.O. Box 20,000
Grand Junction, CO
81502-5009

THE FIRST RECORDED MARRIAGE IN MESA COUNTY, COLORADO

Mesa County was barley five weeks old when Moses Graham and Rachel Gordon recorded their marriage on line one in the new county's Marriage Book. The groom was a young railroad surveyor from Iowa. Rachel, age 16, had reached the new settlement site on 8 Sept. 1881 with her father Patrick Henry Gordon and several brothers and sisters.

"The bride wore a new gown, made and brought to her by her sister who had come from California to join the family. It was a gay little dream of green, pleating of the same material at the throat and wrists. A long row of buttons extended from the high collar down the long skirt that completely obscured the high black button shoes. Though her hair still hung in a heavy black braid down her back, the bride wore hoops and a bustle in honor of the occasion."

The guest list for the wedding included only the brothers and sisters of the bride. The settlements first mayor, Justice of the Peace, Charles F. Shanks, rowed across the river (Grand) to the Gordon home and performed the ceremony. The little group stood solemnly about the fireplace during the ceremony and immediately afterwards, gathered about the campfire while the new Mrs. Graham tied an apron over her wedding gown and prepared the wedding breakfast.

Mr. and Mrs. Graham settled down to housekeeping in the cabin built by Patrick Gordon and lived there for some time before building their own home nearby.

This came out of a marriage records done by the LDS 3rd Ward, Grand Junction, Mesa, Colorado. The marriages are from 1883 to July 26 1912. They wrote this information.

The marriage took place on Orchard Mesa. The Grand River is now called the Colorado River. Rachel's father Patrick Gordon was drown after the ferry tipped over while they were chasing robbers I believe, the other person who drown was Sheriff Bob Scott. At the end of this article it list members of the family that still live in Mesa County.


Record submitted by Eddene Thompson for her mother, Eunice Hightower of Vinita, Ok from clippings out of her scrapbook. Eddene Hightower Thompson
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page 7 of scrapbook
Vinita (Ok) Daily Journal
August 20, 1982
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Cheeks Honored

Mr. and Mrs. James E. "Jim" Cheek, 579 South Scraper, Vinita, will celebrate their 40th wedding anniversary at an open house to be held Sunday, August 29th, from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. in the Public Service Hospitality Room, 125 South Scraper. Hosting the event will be their children: Mr. and Mrs. Harold Cheek, Vinita; Mr. and Mrs. Fred Cheek, Lawton; Mr. and Mrs. George Cheek, Evansville, Ind.; and Mr. and Mrs. Walter (Reba) Crump, Houston, Tex. The Cheeks were married August 29, 1942 in Grand Junction, Colo., and have resided in Vinita since 1952. All relatives and friends are invited to attend. The couple request no gifts.


Lawrence R. Hennessey, Jr. and Wynona Jane Kralicek
Son of Lawrence R Hennessey and Monica A Bombardier
Daughter of James T Kralicek and H. Faye Butler
Nov. 15, 1955
Married by Judge Baylis
Grand Junction, Mesa County, Colorado
submitted by Wynona Hennessey


#123837
Geo. W. Armstrong, Justice of the Peace, Grand Junction, Mesa County, Colorado
16th January 1915 in Grand Junction, Mesa County, Colorado married
Luciano CESARIO of Grand Junction, Mesa County, Colorado and Mary CAPINO of Grand Junction, Mesa County, Colorado
Witnessed by: Peter CATALINA and R. L. MAGILL
Filed 20 Jan., 1915 2:30 pm Marriage Book 4 page 194 Chas. S. Jones, County Clerk


#315385
N. Bertrand, Catholic Priest, Grand Junction, Mesa County, Colorado
6 Dec, 1935 in Grand Junction, Mesa County, Colorado married
Victor MILLER of Grand Junction, Mesa County, Colorado and Mamie CESARIO of Grand Junction, Mesa County, Colorado
Witnessed by: Fred LIGRANI and Jennie CESARIO
Filed 7 Dec 1936 1:30 pm Marriage Book 10 page 1 E. Jordon, County Clerk


#10210
Nicholas Bertrand, Catholic Priest, St. Joseph's Ecclesia, Grand Junction, Mesa County, Colorado
26 Dec 1938 in Grand Junction, Mesa County, Colorado married Frank CHIANO of Grand Junction, Mesa County, Colorado and Louise Jeanne CESARIO of Grand Junction, Mesa County, Colorado
Witnessed by: John CHIANO and Ida CESARIO
Filed 19 Jan., 1939 4:15 pm Marriage Book 10 page 281 C. B. Pond, County Clerk


#12990 CERTIFICATE OF MARRIAGE

I, Frank P. Cawley, a Catholic Priest, residing at Grand Junction in the County of Mesa in the State of Colorado, do certify that, in accordance with the authority on me conferred by the above License, I did, on this 4th day of June in the year A.D. 1947, at Grand Junction in the County of Mesa in the State of Colorado, solemnize the Rites of Matrimony between

Samuel D. Queen of Yampa Co. in the County of Routt of the State of Colorado and
Mary Ann Plutt of Grand Junction of the County of Mesa of the State of Colorado in the presence of Martin J. Plutt and Anne P. Plutt

Witness my hand and seal, at the County aforesaid, this 4th day of June A.D. 1947 Frank P. Cawley, Catholic Priest.

Filed for Record on the 4th day of June at 11 o'clock A.M., and Recorded in Book 12 of Marriages, page 393

Reception # 464816

Annie M. Dunston County Clerk


#35800 CERTIFICATE OF MARRIAGE

I, Alfred L. Goess, Methodist Minister, residing at Plateau City in the County of Mesa in the State of Colorado, do certify that, in accordance with the authority on me conferred by the above License, I did, on this 18th day of Nov in the year A.D. 1901, at Collbran in the County of Mesa in the State of Colorado, solemnize the Rites of Matrimony between

Edwin Hope of Collbran in the County of Mesa of the State of Colorado and Barbara S. Gilliam of Collbran of the County of Mesa of the State of Colorado in the presence of J. W. Hill and Edith Gilliam

Witness my hand and seal, at the County aforesaid, this 18th day of Nov A.D. 1901 Alfred L. Goess, Methodist Minister.

Filed for Record on the 21st day of Nov 1901 at 8:10 o'clock A.M., and Recorded in Book 2 of Marriages, page 40

Henry Nichols, County Clerk


County: Mesa
Husband's Name: Morrison, Will Irwin
Age: Legal
Race: W
Wife's Name: Van Horn, Mary K.
Age: Legal
Race: w
Place of Marriage: Grand Jnt. Colo
Date: 11/24/1899
Name of Official who Performed Ceremony: J.P. Sweney
Title: JP
Address: Grand Jct Colo
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submitted by Rosie Fuller-Hays @ sunkistproperties@yahoo.com


Dr. C. E. Taylor Married
      Dr. Charles E. Taylor, the well known Osteopath of this city and Miss Eva L. Walker, of Evansville, Wisconsin, were united in marriage at the bride's home on October 1st. Announcements of the marriage being received by friends in this city today.
      Dr. Taylor and his bride will be home at 815 Rood Avenue, this city, after October 5th, they are now enjoying a wedding trip through eastern states.
      The bride has never visited Grand Junction but is said to be a very handsome young lady.
      Dr. Taylor has practiced his profession in this city for several years and is held in high esteem. His large circle of friends will give him and his bride a hearty welcome.

Grand Junction Daily Sentinel, Grand Junction, Mesa, Colorado October 8, 1906 page 1


Orval Wayne Fletcher of Grand Junction, in the State of Colorado and Miss Jouise B. Garner of Grand Junction, in the Sate of Colorado, were at Grand Junction in the County of Mesa, were joined together by me, W.G. Baylis JP. in Holy Matrimony on the 9th day of Sept. 1948 in the presence of, Mrs. Ruby Fletcher and Fronnie Krabbe



  
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