On this date, 14 February 1895, my 2nd-great grandfather Charles "Charlie" Read married Mary Alice Cain in Glasgow, Barren County, Kentucky. She was 17 years old, he was 18.
Charlie was a butcher in the family butcher shop owned by his father, Guilford Dudley Read. The butcher shop was called G. D. Read & Sons.
A copy of their marriage bond is below (copy received from the Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives on 5 Jan 2006).
Feb. the 14th 1895
Attn Nat Terry [Clerk, Barren County Court] let Charley Read have silence to marry Allis [Alice] Cain
G. D. Read
Charlie and Alice appear in the 1900 US Census, living next door to Guilford Dudley and Ellen Read.
1. Marna Lee Read, 1896-1969
2. Alvin Read [my great-grandfather], 1897-1966
3. Lawrence Read, 1898-1985
4. Horace Read, 1902-1970
5. Stanley Read, 1905-
6. Ruth Read, 1907-2006
7. Herbert Read, 1909-1992
8. Lillian Read, 1910-2004
9. Pearl Read, 1912-2002
10. Carl Read, 1914-1988
Charlie died in 1916. Alice appears in the 1920 and 1930 US Census as head of household. She never remarried, and died on 1 August 1955.
If there are descendants of this group of Reads out there who stumble on this post, I would be interested in sharing information (especially if it sheds light on Alice Cain and her parents).