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Object Name Certificate, Marriage
Date January 1, 1873
Description Marriage certificate. Engraved illustrations of a wedding ceremony, two clasped hands, and a Bible with a wedding ring. Printed and handwritten inscription: "This is to Certify / That Geo. W. Sprague of Tottenville in the STATE of / New York and Phoebe J. Manee of Tottenville / in the STATE of New York were by me Joined together in / HOLY MATRIMONY / on the 1st day of January in the Year of our Lord / One Thousand Eight Hundred and seventy three / Witness Wm Ford / D. Walters Minister / of the Gospel." Printed at bottom: "Designed & Engraved by J.P. Cox. / 36 Beekman St. / PUBLISHED BY E. GOODENOUGH. / 322 Nassau St. New York. / Entered according to Act of Congress in the Year 1862 by E. Goodenough in the Clerks Office of the District Court of the United States for the Southern District of New York."
Acquisition Gift of Mrs. George H. Videon
Ownership and History Phoebe J. (Manee) and George W. Sprague resided in Tottenville, Staten Island. They had one daughter, Phoebe Elizabeth, born September 1875. Phoebe Elizabeth married Charles A. Marshall in 1902.

This certificate was donated to the Staten Island Historical Society in 1948, along with the wedding dresses of Phoebe J. (Manee) Sprague and Phoebe Elizabeth (Sprague) Marshall. The donor, Mrs. G.H. Videon (maiden name Lulu Marshall), was the daughter of Phoebe Elizabeth and Charles A. Marshall.
Earliest Date 1873
Latest Date 1873
Material Paper
Subjects Marriage certificates
Lexicon Sub-category Documentary Artifact
Associated People Sprague, Phoebe Jane (Manee)
Sprague, George W.
Catalog Number 48.018.0001
Support Acknowledgment Online Collections Database record made possible by the Staten Island Historical Society, December 2012.
Legal Status Items represented here are from the collections of the Staten Island Historical Society. Materials reproduced for personal non-commercial use must credit the Staten Island Historical Society. Commercial licensing is available.