I'm looking for California marriage records.
John Willis Aucutt who was m. to my grandmother. Sometime after 1954 & before 1962. They were in California. He liked Oxnard and Los Angeles. He was b. 5 Oct. 1884 in TX.
Makes me wonder if they were just living together.
California marriage records are quite interesting. I have lots of folks that I still cannot find marriage dates for. As I look through your John Willis Aucutt and is it Gladys Mae Chappell who is your grandmother? I see a few things that might help you locate them. First, California law requires a 3-day wait so many folks will go elsewhere to be married (think of Nevada, which has no wait at all). Also both John Aucutt and Gladys were married several times. It is quite possible that in that window of time, Gladys had yet another marriage that you haven't yet located, and so she doesn't show up married to John as a Davis, but some other surname altogether. Also, you've got a number of locations for both them, Michigan, Washington state, Oregon, Arizona, Texas, Northern California and Los Angeles and Oxnard which are both in Southern California. They could have been married at any one of those locations. I've had great luck in searching newspapers, which while they may not mention the marriage, might mention a divorce and most divorces tell when the couple was married..but take it with a grain of salt; my family has always adjusted dates of marriage to conform with birth dates of children... Since they lived in Los Angeles, what is the possibility they went down to Mexico to be married?
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