Finding Love Again

In July 1897, 70-year-old William B. Trout and 62-year-old Mrs. Mirian Lawler were lucky enough to find love yet another time.

The Baltimore Sun article “An Aged Bride and Groom” outlines how the Ellicott City couple sought out an old acquaintance to help them find the way to the Methodist Episcopal Church, where the Rev. W. A. Carroll wed them.

“The groom said he had before spent forty years happily married and had found himself very miserable as a widower,” according to the article. “The bride for her part was also very happy. She had been married twice before.”

With the life expectancy being about 47 years of age in 1900, the couple was “aged” indeed!

Source: The Baltimore Sun, July 7, 1897; Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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