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Information On Helen And Horatio Watson

Marriage Records in Ketchikan Gateway Borough Alaska is maintained by the local government. This is a part of the Borough of Ketchikan, which is located in the State of Alaska. There are several other municipalities and cities in Alaska along with the District of Kitsap which are known for their beautiful views and landscape. The marriages in Ketchikan are also well monitored by the municipality to ensure that there are no mistakes made. It is the responsibility of the concerned authorities to maintain these records and keep them updated.

The marriage records in Alaska were generally maintained before 19Marquise year. As per the records kept, the first marriage between Helen Sanderson and Horatio Watson was performed in Girdwood, Idaho on this very date. The couple got married through the customary method and their officiant was Mr. George Holmes. The marriage record details indicate that Helen and Horatio had obtained legal papers and their marriage license was granted on the same day of their marriage ceremony.

After the couple got married, Helen and Horatio continued their marital relations, and they got involved in several business deals together. Helen became a successful business woman and Horatio was able to establish his own store. At this time, they had three daughters named Fannie, Bette and Joanna. Their marriage records state that they were still living together as man and wife in June 19oth, at the Holiday home in Ketchikan. Some years later, in September of the same year, they got married once again to Mr. Richard Watson.

It is interesting to note that there was another Richard Watson who was a resident of Alaska at the time of the marriages and also from Ketchikan. His marriage records were noted in January of the same year. His obituary in the Saturday Journal of Alaska described him as an active member of the community and that he had been active in the fishing industry.

The marriage records also reflect the fact that many other people were living with them in Ketchikan at the time of their marriage. Two other women were living with them in this community and they are identified as Mrs. Rebecca Chase and Miss Sophia Chase. Her maiden name was Chas. and she was born in Ketchikan City in 1900. Her marriage records have been transcribed and are on file in the Anchorage Public Records Office.

The above information sheds some light on the early days of Alaska. It also provides details about the marriage records of Helen and Horatio Watson. They were married in June of the year one and they had a son called Samuel. Their marriage records have been transcribed and are available for examination at the Anchorage Public Records Office. The birth record also shows that they were childless.

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