Were your grandparents or great-grandparents married in 1929? Perhaps this is why!
The Caddo Herald
July 5, 1929
License Business Aided by New Law
The recently enacted Texas law requiring persons seeking marriage license to give three days’ notice resulted in a record breaking marriage license business by L. W. Hughes, Bryan County court clerk, in June.
Of the 84 marriage licenses issued here during the month, 44 were obtained by Texas couples, and most of these 44 were secured in the last 15 days of the month as the Texas law went into effect June 15.
The highest number of licenses sold in one month before was 61 in December 1925.
The new law also provides that the men giving intention of getting married must also undergo a physical examination. The law has resulted in a steady stream of Texas young people to Oklahoma border counties during weekends. Fourteen licenses were issued here on June 30.