October 31, 1895
GRETNA GREEN AFFAIR. Which Illustrates That Love is Not Alone Confined to Youth.
A runaway marriage occurred in Jones county last Sunday afternoon, which thoroughly illustrates the fact that love is not confined to giddy youth alone. Some times surprise is expressed when middle aged people surprise their friends with an elopement, and December and May marriages are always a matter of comment
When very aged people marry, the community in which they live is always startled, but when these aged people are the principals in a "gretna green" escapade a genuine sensation is developed.
The Jones county people who participated in last Sunday's runaway marriage were Mr. Miles Kelly, aged eighty-seven years, and Mrs. Johnson, aged sixty. The couple, owing to family objections, would not wed at the home of either, but quietly went to the house of a neighbor, Mr. Aaron Striplin, where the ceremony was performed.
The Telegraph congratulates Mr. and Mrs. Kelly. .
Miles Kelley (1807 - 1901)
Kelly Wells Cemetery
Created by: Arkansas Kin
Record added: Sep 27, 2013
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