Laws of Michigan Concerning the Solemnization of Marriages, and the Record and Return of Births, Marriages, and Deaths

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1871 - 12 pages
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Page 1 - 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 2 - In the solemnization of marriages, 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; and in every case there shall be at least two witnesses, besides the minister or magistrate, present at the ceremony.
Page 6 - ... 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 8 - 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 8 - State to solemnize marriages, and clerks or keepers of records of the meetings in which any marriage among the Friends or Quakers shall be solemnized, who shall neglect or refuse to make a record of such marriage...
Page 7 - ... apparent cause of death, the nativity of the deceased, and the occupation, if any, and the names, residence of the parents, if known, and the date when such record was made. The clerks of the several counties...
Page 5 - ... gospel, clerk, or other person, shall, at the time such marriage is solemnized, deliver, on demand, to either of the parties so joined in marriage, as aforesaid, a certificate of such marriage, containing all the facts in relation thereto, required by said third section of this act, and shall, within ninety days thereafter, deliver to the clerk of the county in which such marriage took place, a certified copy of such record, and, at the same time, pay to the clerk twenty-five cents for recording...
Page 4 - ... cities, or wards, from and including April fifth, eighteen hundred and sixtyeight, to and including December thirty-first, eighteen hundred and sixty-eight, together with the facts relative thereto, as are hereinafter provided for, and shall make an accurate return thereof to the clerk of the county in which such township or city is situated, on or before the first said day of June ; and for such service shall receive ten cents for each birth and death so returned by them, to be paid by the county...
Page 10 - ... 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 the costs of prosecution; and the prosecuting attorney in each county is hereby required to prosecute, in the...
Page 7 - 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...

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