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                            BANNER COUNTY:  THREE GENERATIONS OF SHAFTO JUDGES

M. E. Shafto, held official positions from 1889 becoming County Judge in 1907.  His son, Clarence, served as judge for 24 years, being appointed to that office to fill the vacancy when his father, Milton, died.  Clarence's son, Walter, served as Judge  after his death.  The three became famed as the "Marrying Magistrates".  The story is told that they would stop whatever they were doing, any time of the day or night, round up witnesses and perform a marriage ceremony without a waiting period.
For this reason, many couples came from near and far to get married in Banner County.

These are indexes of the marriage licenses on file at the Banner county clerk's office.  More information is available on the filed documents than we are able to put on the internet.  If you wish to have a copy of the original document, email Sherry Gifford or Judy Leafdale.  When e-mailing for documents, please include the person's name as well as the book number and the entry number.

The indexes are separated into ten files.  You may search the index by looking for either the bride's name or the groom's name.  They are alphabetized and in five files (books) according to years.  These files correspond with the books at the county clerk's office.

Please note:  This index has not been proofread.  If you find errors or additions, please notify us.
 


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Book 1 1889 - Jan. 22, 1924
by GROOM'S surname
Book 1 1889 - Jan. 22, 1924
by BRIDE'S surname
Book 2 Jan. 23,1924 - Jan. 31, 1936
by GROOM'S surname
Book 2 Jan. 23,1924 - Jan. 31, 1936
by BRIDE'S surname
Book 3 Feb. 10, 1936 - June 29, 1939
by GROOM'S surname
Book 3 Feb. 10, 1936 - June 29, 1939
by BRIDE'S surname
Book 4 July 5, 1939 - Dec. 29, 1941
by GROOM'S surname
Book 4 July 5, 1939 - Dec. 29, 1941
by BRIDE'S surname
Book 5 Jan. 1, 1942 - December 24 1955
by GROOM'S surname
Book 5 Jan. 1, 1942 - December 24 1955
by BRIDE'S surname