Annual Report on the Vital Statistics of Massachusetts: Births, Marriages, Divorces and Deaths..., Volume 18

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State Printers, 1861 - Divorce
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Page 19 - ... specifying the time when notice of the intention of marriage was entered with him, together with all facts in relation to the marriage required by law to be ascertained and recorded, except those respecting the person by whom the marriage is to be solemnized.
Page 18 - Any city or town containing more than ten thousand inhabitants may choose a person other than the clerk to be registrar, who shall be sworn, and to whom all the provisions of this chapter concerning clerks shall apply. The returns and notices required to be made and given to clerks shall be made and given to such registrar, under like penalties.
Page 12 - ... a period of years, as compared with other periods, and deduce the profit or the loss which has been made, in morals, education, wealth or power.
Page 17 - Any physician having attended a person during his last illness, shall — when requested within fifteen days after the decease of such person — forthwith furnish for registration a certificate of the duration of the last sickness, the disease of which the person died, and the date of his decease, as nearly as he can state the same.
Page 49 - ... and are employed in the investigation of scientific truths, and the creation of works of inestimable value to the human race. These people do not live out half their days ; a hundred and forty thousand of them die every year unnatural deaths ; two hundred and eighty thousand are constantly suffering from actual diseases which do not prevail in healthy places...
Page 5 - SECTION 7. The clerk shall receive from his city or town for obtaining, recording, indexing, and returning to the secretary of the Commonwealth, the facts in relation to a birth, twenty cents ; a marriage, ten cents ; a death, twenty cents for each of the first twenty entries, and ten cents for each subsequent entry...
Page 30 - Eng. 1855, p. xxx. and that write their names in the national returns, throws more light on the permanent results of elementary education than any other test that has yet been devised. That view of the matter is now taken by foreign statists; and this interesting item appears for the first time in the French returns. It is a remarkable fact that, exclusive of the metropolitan cities, in England and France nearly the same proportion, 34 in every 100 of the men who marry, do not write their names in...
Page 1 - Report to the Legislature of Massachusetts relating to the Registry and Return of Births, Marriages, and Deaths in the Commonwealth. For the year ending December 31, 1880.
Page 20 - Quakers are solemnized, shall make a record of each marriage solemnized before him, together with all facts relating to the marriage required by law to be recorded. He shall also between the first and tenth days of each month return a copy of the record for the month next preceding, to the clerk or registrar of the city or town in which the marriage was solemnized, and shall when neither of the parties to a marriage resides in the city or town in which the marriage is solemnized, return a copy of...
Page 16 - In the record of births, the date of the birth, the place of birth, the name of the child, (if it have any,) the sex and color of the child, the names and the places of birth of the parents, the occupation of the father, the residence of the parents, and the date of...

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