I read this, the only entry, in the “Marriages” section of my great grandmother’s bible.
She was Lydia Jane.
The handwriting matched some of the entries in the “Births” and “Deaths” sections, but it was, as we say, untellin’, who made any of the entries.
“Wednesday Feb. 18th, 1892.”
I wonder if the 18th was a Wednesday that year, the analytical minutia-focused part of my brain inquired.
According to timeanddate.com, the 18th was a Thursday.
So, the question became, “Were they married on Wednesday the 17th or Thursday the 18th?”
The marriage license held the answer. The minister’s return, located at the bottom of the page below the clerk’s certificate, verified that the marriage occurred on the 18th of February. My transcription follows:
J Lewis Dunsmore and Lydia Jane Erskine were married THURSDAY, February 18, 1892.
Does it matter?
Only to a minutia-obsessed genealogist.