RELEASE DATE: JANUARY 25, 2015



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     Here are the rest of the names of members of the Marquez chapter in Leon County for the years 1878-1879. The data can be found on pages 122-123 of TRANSACTIONS OF THE M. E. GRAND ROYAL ARCH CHAPTER OF TEXAS AT ITS THIRTIETH ANNUAL CONVOCATION HELD AT THE MASONIC TEMPLE, IN THE CITY OF HOUSTON, ON THURSDAY, THE ELEVENTH DAY OF DECEMBER, A. D. 1879, A. I. 2409, AT THREE O’CLOCK P. M., which was published in Houston by W. H. Coyle, Printer and Lithographer, in 1880. (In the title, the M and E are each followed by three dots, representing the Triple Tau emblem of the organization. However, for simplicity, a period is used in this column.)

     Royal Arch Masons:

JONES, H. H.

KINCAID, D. C.

MAYES, W. G. F.

MCKENZIE, R. A.

MUNROE, J. L.

POWELL, E. A.

ROBERTS, W. S.

SMITH, P. G.

SPARKS, E.

STEVENS, R. W.

WALKER, C. G.

WALKER, James A.

WALKER, John W.

WALKER, W. W.

WEAVER, A. G.

WITHERSPOON, J. S.

     Dimitted:

ALSTON, James Y.

KINCAID, D. C.

     Deaths:

CHAMBERLAIN, C. H.

POWELL, E. A.

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     Marriage records are a major genealogical resource. While some characteristics of the proposal, engagement period, and marriage ceremony are similar in many cultures, other features may differ from ethnic group to ethnic group. In addition, certain aspects may, for several reasons, change over time.

     An article that pertains to these various facets in Hispanic culture in what is now part of the southwestern United States is “Cleofas M. Jaramillo on Marriage in Territorial Northern New Mexico” by Carol Jensen. The interesting piece appears on pages 153-171 of the April 1983 (Vol. 58, No. 2) issue of the New Mexico Historical Review. Jaramillo tells about the general marriage practices, primarily in society’s upper class, in 1888 as well as details about her own wedding in 1898.

     The author points out the central role food played in the festivities. In an age when daily life could be a constant struggle, dancing also played an important role in the celebrations. Furthermore, Jensen explains how and why some of the often pragmatic changes in rituals occurred, due to circumstances such as canon law limiting the times when weddings could take place, lack of clergy to perform the nuptials, the importance of traditional folk customs, the growth of urbanization, and the influence of Anglo civil regulations after the American government began administering the New Mexico territory.


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