Annual Report ... on the Registration of Births and Deaths, Marriages and Divorces in Michigan ..., Volume 5

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Wynkoop Hallenbeck Crawford Company, State Printers, 1874 - Divorce
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Page 379 - State for that purpose, he shall prepare such tabular statements, results and deductions therefrom as will render them of practical utility, and make report thereof, annually, to the Governor of the State, which report may be ordered published and distributed in such manner as the Legislature may from time to time direct.
Page 381 - ... paying the same shall be imprisoned in the county jail of the county in which such conviction shall be had, until said fine be paid, but not...
Page 373 - Marriage, so far as its validity in law is concerned, is a civil contract, to which the consent of parties capable in law of contracting is essential.
Page 375 - No marriage solemnized before any person professing to be a justice of the peace or a minister of the gospel, shall be deemed or adjudged to be void, nor shall the validity thereof be in any way affected on account of any want of jurisdiction or authority in such supposed...
Page 379 - State shall prepare and furnish to the county clerks of the several counties in this State, blank books of suitable quality and size, with proper rulings and headings, to be used as books of record in carrying into effect the provisions of this act. He shall also prepare and furnish blank "forms of returns," as hereinbefore 'specified, accompanied with such instructions and explanations as may be necessary to insure uniformity in.
Page 378 - ... of the child, the place of birth, the Christian and surname of both parents, the residence and nativity of the parents, the occupation of the father, and the date when the record was made : Provided, That in case the child has no Christian name, such name shall be obtained and reported to the county clerk in the next annual report of the supervisor or assessor, and such Christian name shall be distinctly designated in such report as the Christian name belonging to a child previously reported,...
Page 374 - In the solemnization of marriage no particular form shall be required, except that the parties shall solemnly declare, in the presence of the magistrate or minister and the attending witnesses, that they take each other as husband and wife. In every case there shall be at least two witnesses, besides the minister or magistrate, present at the ceremony.
Page xv - The secretary of the State board of health shall be the superintendent of vital statistics. Under the general direction of the secretary of state, he shall collect these statistics, and prepare and publish the report required by law relating to births, marriages, and deaths.
Page 379 - It shall be the duty of the Secretary of State to receive the returns made in pursuance of the third section of this act, and he shall cause the same for each year to be bound together, in one or more volumes, at the expense of the State, and make indexes thereto; and with such assistance as may be...
Page 382 - ... duties hereinbefore required of them or either of them, to be done and performed by any of the provisions herein contained, such officer shall be liable to a fine not to exceed one hundred dollars, and...

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