March 4 — Do you have marriage records for your grandparents or great-grandparents? Write a post about where they were married and when. Any family stories about the wedding day? Post a photo too if you have one.
Alas, marriage records are documents I do not yet have for my grandparents or great-grandparents. Even marriage photos are scarce. I do have this one of my paternal grandparents:
|Estel Elmer Dillman and Alta May Day, married 02 Feb 1931 in Beadle County, South Dakota.|
Estel and Alta were married in Beadle County, South Dakota, probably in Huron. Alta lived with her father at Sheffield, a few miles away, and after they were wed, the couple built a small house on the south end of the Clyde W. Day farm at Sheffield. They lived in that house until WWII when Estel re-enlisted in the Navy, and Alta moved back in with her father. The little house was torn down to re-use the materials.
The picture was hand colored by my grandmother. She did that with a number of portraits, more of which I will be sharing in future posts.