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A.D. Way and Elicia Cage Marriage Certificate 1878

WayCageCertificate

Marriage Certificate that is tucked inside the large gold album that came with the batch of Caughill, Stapleton, etc photos I bought in an online auction.

A.D. Way of East Brauch Wamu Co Pa

and Miss Ellicia F. Cage of Little Cooley Crawford Co. Pa.

Married on January 20th 1878.

Pastor Parsonage Edenburg

On Findagrave I found the following

Alicia Fidelia Cage Scott – Born April 25, 1858 Died Aug 4, 1925

Aaron D. Way – Born June 18, 1849 Died Aug 19, 1917

“Alicia was the daughter of John and Marie McCannon Cage. She first married Aaron Delorus “Dell”Way 24 Jan 1878. Together they had 5 known children, four sons, Perl, Lynn, Ovid and Ivan and daughter Bessie Alicia. Aaron and Alicia divorced, he going west to Oregon where he died 1917. Alicia stayed in Stark Co OH. In the ensuing years she married first a Robert Scott at least two more times.She retained the name Scott on her death certificate…why good question. There were no children known from these other marriages. ”

They had 4 children

Perl Duaine Way 1878-1953

Lynn Wallace Way 1881-1971

Ovid Dewane Way 1886-1964

Ivan John Way 1887- 1940

Bessie Alicia Basht 1889-? (Bessie divorced Clarence Russell Basht and married a Mr. Taylor, not sure if that is the link the the Taylor name in some of the other photos from the large batch I have. )

 

There is also a letter inside inside the original stamped envelope

Wayletter

Letter Stamped Feb 4, 1899

Addressed to

Mrs. A.F. Way, Youngsville, Pa

Inside says

Neligh, Nebraska, Feb 1, 1899

Dear Sister and Children,

We received your letter and was very glad to hear from you. We have had a awful nice winter until the last week. It has been dreadful cold, Last Monday the coldest day it has been for 4 years. It was 26 below zero. But their aint been much snow. Not any sleighing all winter. The big rain we had last summer damaged the corner crop so Vern has had to buy and he has been hauling corn and hay when it is nice weather. Vern did not come back there this winter because He bought the farm where we live and it totally strapped him. But we have the nicest lot of hogs we ever raised and will have some to sell in the spring and has 6 good horses to sell a team as he has more than he needs.

Vern says in regard to the place where Father and Mother live if you will go there and make them as comfortable as you can. When they are through with it you can have it. If it would be any good to you and He thinks the other boys ought to help you once in awhile. Has Rob ever been up to see you since Vern was home and where are you boys. You did not mention them when you wrote. Vern said if you would let one of them young roosters come out here he would make a man out of him. Vern wanted to know if Wall sent you more but he had just bought the place and it took all the spare money he had to pay for that. And if you go out to take care of the old folks you to go rite away and dont forget to ans all his questions. How are Jakes getting along and are they making any money. I must tell you about Verns boys. I made a pair of long over halls and a vest and a shirt for Goldie and dressed her up like a boy and Vern calls her Jake she looks just like a young dutchman and she would rather wear them than her dresses, well I guess I have wrote all the news so I will say good by. with love to all, Your Sister, Etta Cage
P.S. Do you ever crochet lace. I am making some for the girls, some under ware.

Some info searching some of the names

1900 Census Info

Vern V. Cage – ED 7 Custer & Willow Townships, Antelope, Nebraska, United States . Born in Pa Born around March 1865

Wife Ettie Cage- Born in Iowa around April 1872

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