The following copy of the Bowen’s Wedding certificate was obtained by Ellen Borden for the recent Mutton Eaters’ meeting in April. The Bowens had a Halloween wedding, but what is interesting is the name listed for the bride’s father. Southard Miller and his wife Esther were Phoebe V. Miller’s parents but the certificate lists a “Louthar” as father of the bride. Rather than Luther, most likely the S has been mistaken for an L and the final d is illegible in Louthar. But Bowen’s mother is Leafa Claffin Bowen although she is here listed as “Sofie”.
So here is another mystery to be solved or is it a simple typing error? Inquiring Lizziephiles and Second Street Irregulars will get to the bottom of this and report in- to be sure!