I’ve spent a lot of time on the Groucutt family with this blog, but that is where my research has taken me lately. I promise to branch out and include other families and family names in due time.
FamilySearch.org has recently indexed Pennsylvania marriage records from 1885 through 1950. With the Groucutts being the largest group of Pennsylvania families in my ancestry, a quick last name search revealed the marriage license of 30-year-old Noah E Groucutt and 23-year-old Kathleen Rogan, both children of tin workers, as the first returned record.
Noah and Kathleen appeared before S. E. Crawford, the Clerk of the Orphan’s Court (the probate court, although still today called the Orphan’s Court) on 21 October 1913.
On 22 October 1913, Fr. O’Shea (of Saint Mary’s Catholic Church, today known as Mary, Mother of Hope Catholic Church) married the couple and signed their license as ‘Priest + Minister of the Gospel’.
“Pennsylvania, County Marriages, 1885 – 1950,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/VF4D-MYY : accessed 17 Sep 2012), Noah Groucutt and Kathleen E. Rogan, 1913.