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Marriage Certificate

John Carroll & Catherine Higgins

November 14, 1894
Driftwood, Pennsylvania

John Joseph was 16 and working for the railroad as a telegrapher.  He needed a place to stay, so he went to Mrs. Higgins Boarding House.  When he asked for a room, Catherine Ansborough Higgins replied, "Why you're nothing but a boy!"  John quickly replied, "No, I'm not!  I'm a man!"

Mrs. Higgins daughter, Catherine was dating several young lads at the time.  However, they were not Catholic.  One day Mrs. Higgins told Catherine, "If you're going to marry anyone, it's going to be John.  He's Catholic"  Sure enough they were married. 

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