Annual report relating to the registry and return of births, marriages, and deaths, in Michigan, for the year ... 1891

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W.S. George & Company, 1893
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Page 334 - When solemnized by a magistrate, no particular form shall be required, except that the parties shall solemnly declare in the presence of the magistrate and the attending witness or witnesses, that they take each other as husband and wife.
Page 334 - ... 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...
Page 341 - ... courts), by such supervisor or assessor, for the purposes aforesaid, shall neglect or refuse to appear before such officer, or appearing, shall refuse to be sworn and testify in relation to such matter, he shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, and upon conviction thereof shall be punished therefor by...
Page 341 - ... or assessor shall have reason to believe that any person or persons willfully misrepresented or concealed any facts relative to such birth or death in his township, city, or any ward therein, which he cannot otherwise obtain, he may examine such person or persons on oath (which oath such supervisor or assessor is hereby empowered and authorized to administer), in relation to any birth or death within his township, city, or any ward therein, of which such person or persons may have any knowledge...
Page 339 - ... the residence of each at the time of marriage, the occupation of the bridegroom, and the name and official station of the person by or before whom they were married, the names and residences of at least two witnesses present at such marriage, and the date when such record was made.
Page 339 - SEC. 3. It shall be the duty of the county clerks of the several counties in this State, on receiving the returns of such births, marriages, and deaths, to record the same at length in separate books...
Page 334 - Marriages may be solemnized by any justice of the peace in the county in which he is chosen ; and they may be solemnized throughout the State by any minister of the gospel, who has been ordained according to the usages of his denomination, and who resides in this State, and continues to be a preacher of the gospel, a (4726.) Sec.
Page 341 - ... navigating any of the waters of this State, and touching at any port of entry therein, in which such births or deaths occurred ; and if either of the above named persons shall refuse to give Refasai t..
Page 333 - All marriages heretofore contracted between white persons and those wholly or in part of African descent are hereby declared valid and effectual in law for all purposes...
Page 341 - ... paying the same shall be imprisoned in the county jail of the county in which such conviction shall be had, until said fine...

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