They did not have a formal wedding. They got their marriage license the same day and went into a church and had the minister marry them. They chose the Erste Deutsche Evangelische Kirche [First German Evangelical Church] in Elmira, New York.
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Record of Marriages, page 180
Column 1: For the Groom
Name: Ezra Canfield Barrows
Residence: 1005 Gr. Central Ave. Elmira, NY
Occupation: Paper Cutter
Birthplace: Lockwood, N.Y.
Father: Wm. Barrows
Mother: Minnie Tannery
No. of Marriage: 1st
Column 2: For the Bride
Name: Rose Anna Frantl
Residence: 210 Washington St. Elmira, N.Y.
Birthplace: New York City
Father: Joseph Capek
Mother: Antoinette Prochaska
Birthplace: [blank or illegible in copy]
No. of Marriage: 1st
Date of License: Oct. 11- 24; Date of Marriage: Oct 11 24; Place of Marriage: Elmira, N.Y.; Official: R. Vieiveg; Profession: Minister; Witness: Nellie A. Garrigan & Samuel C. Fabletta.
I also have a copy of their wedding certificate given to them by the church, which is actually quite beautiful.
This Certifies That Ezra C. Barrows of Elmira, NY and Rose A. Frantl of Elmira, NY were united in Marriage according to the Ordinance of God and the Laws of the State of New York on the 11th day of October in the year of Our Lord 1924 One Thousand Nine Hundred twenty four. Witnesses: Samuel C. Falletta, Nellie A. Garrigan. R. Vieweg, Pastor. [Seal] Erste Deutsche Evangelische Kirche [First German Evangelical Church], Elmira, NY.Ezra and Rose's wedding gifts to each other were professional portraits of themselves. There are no photos of them together on their wedding day and it is unclear if these photos were taken before or after their marriage. Either way, they were most likely taken close to their marriage date, circa October 1924.
|Rose Capek Frantel Barrows|
This marriage produced five children. They were married until Ezra passed away in 1987. His last years were spent in a hospice and she walked over to visit him every single day. She lived on to be 102 years old.
Marriage Record: Chemung, New York, Marriage Records, 1908-1935, 3: 180, Barrows-Frantl, 1924; FHL microfilm 849,271, item 10888.
Marriage Certificate: Erste Deutsche Evangelische Kirche (Elmira, New York, USA), Heirloom Marriage Certificate, Ezra C. Barrows & Rose A. Frantl (1924), issued 1924; Erste Deutsche Evangelische Kirche, Elmira; Color copy of marriage certificate in author's possession. Original held privately.
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