Wedding Wednesday: Floyd Conner & Mary Young

On this day in 1907, the Nashville Globe newspaper reports on the marriage of Floyd Conner and Mary Young [1].

The notice appeared in the “Columbia Notes” column of the newspaper. After a bit of quick research, I learned that Floyd & Mary’s marriage license was issued April 13th, 1907 and they were married April 14th, 1907 in Columbia, Maury County [2].

In 1910, Floyd and Mary are still living in Columbia and as of yet have no children [3]. This additional newspaper article may also be about Floyd, which states that he was a pastor of the A.M.E. church but was not feeling well at the time [4].

I then learned that Floyd T. Conner passed away March 21, 1920 at only 33 years old of bronchial asthma [5]. He is indicated as being a widow, thus suggesting that Mary pre-deceased him. I wonder what happened to her? Perhaps additional searching will shed light.

Back issues of the Nashville Globe, Nashville’s African-American newspaper, have been digitized and are available online for the years 1907-1918. The Nashville Metro Archives has an index of obituaries published in the paper during the same time period.  Have you found something of interest about your family in The Globe or any other historical newspapers? If so, we’d love to know about it – please share!

Have you found something of interest about your family in The Globe or any other historical newspapers? If so, we’d love to know about it – please share!


[1] “Untitled.” [Marriage of Floyd Conner & Mary Young].The Nashville globe. (Nashville, Tenn.), 17 May 1907. Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers. Lib. of Congress. <http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn86064259/1907-05-17/ed-1/seq-2/>

[2] “Tennessee, County Marriages, 1790-1950,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:X8TR-8TT : 21 December 2016), Floyd Conner and Mary Young, 14 Apr 1907; citing , Maury, Tennessee, United States, Marriage, p. , Tennessee State Library and Archives, Nashville and county clerk offices from various counties; FHL microfilm 1,011,568.

[3] “United States Census, 1910,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MGX7-DZ5 : accessed 15 May 2017), Floyd Conner, Columbia, Maury, Tennessee, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 122, sheet 20B, family 306, NARA microfilm publication T624 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1982), roll 1513; FHL microfilm 1,375,526.

[4] “Untitled.” [Floyd T. Conner ill]. The Nashville globe. (Nashville, Tenn.), 23 March 1917. Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers. Lib. of Congress. <http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn86064259/1917-03-23/ed-1/seq-5/>

[5] “Tennessee Death Records, 1914-1963,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:NS53-C4L : 25 May 2014), Floyd T. Coner, 21 Mar 1920; citing Cemetery, Columbia, Maury, Tennessee, v 39 cn 142, State Library and Archives, Nashville; FHL microfilm 1,299,720.

 

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