Three related couples from Carter County, Kentucky were married on 24 Dec 1903 in Grayson County, KY. Effie Rice married Henry Hale; Effie’s brother Willis Rice married Lucy Stephens; Henry’s sister Bertha Hale married George Rice, 1st cousin of Effie (through their fathers James and Granville, respectively).
Effie (1887-1978) and Henry (1882-1966) were my great-grandparents. Effie was barely 16 years old and Henry turned 21 the next month.
This photo is believed to be from the wedding day in 1903. I have the original tintype and although it’s not in great shape, it is amazing that their faces, hands and clothing are so clear. Effie (who was known as “Nannie” and I remember well) was truly one of the sweetest people most had ever met. Henry was also a good guy, and a bit of a rascal. I hope to document more stories about both Effie and Henry.
One goal I have is to reach out to those descendants of the other two couples to see if they have wedding day photos as well.