Brooklyn Standard Union 16 November 1906 Marriage
Girl Got Married To Avoid Working Dreading the thought of work, and arriving at the conclusion that the only way to avoid it was to marry some thrifty fellow, Anna DEVLIN, a pretty, demure little miss of 17, of 1410 Sterling place, took the advice of some of her associates and married Thomas CASEY, 19 years old, of 582 Baltic street,
a sporty appearing fellow whom Anna met on the night of Nov. 5. Whether she will regret her hasty decision is the thing that is now worrying her parents, and judging by the tears shed by her mother, Mrs. Jennie DEVLIN, and Anna's
little sister, Cora, in the Gates avenue court this morning, they have grave fears that she will. Anna and young CASEY were married by the Rev. William NICHOLS, pastor of the Second Presbyterian Cchurch, Bond street and Atlantic avenue, who was deceived by the young couple and their two witnesses, in regard to Anna's age. After the marriage ceremony all four left and went to CASEY's home,
where the young married couple were found a week later by Cora DEVLIN, who had been looking for her missing sister.
When Cora entered the CASEY home she found the house full of company having an uproarioous time. She learned the pastor's name, and the following day the Rev. Mr. NICOLS was summoned to court. He swore that Anna had given
her age as 18, as did the witnesses. The mother clearly proved that her daughter was only 17. Then Terence O'BRIEN, a witness of the marriage, admitted that he had deceived the pastor. Mrs. Devlin to-day asked Magistrate FURLONG if something could not be done so she could have her child back home once more. She said that Anna was not a bad girl, but that her girl companions had influenced her to do as she did. The Magistrate placed Anna on probation under the care of Mrs. TEITJEN, and told CASEY to come back to court on Dec. 24. I am not related & have no other info.
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