Also known as the Harrison House

Old newspaper archives on line from the Green Library in Wellsboro, Pennsylvania are a great source of articles on Lindley History.

Wellsboro Agitator  June 24,1896 Pg 3
That "marrying minister " at Lawrenceville boards the trains and tackles every young couple he sees. The gentleman with his red-ink business cards which offers meals and lodging as well as matrimony at cut rates, gets "left" very often when he thinks he is about to secure a job. Some young professional men from Wellsboro have recently been considerably embarrassed by the aforesaid preacher's solicitations when they happened to be conversing with young lady friends on the train. They think that they will be able to do their own 'proposing" when the time comes and arrange the details for their own weddings without the assistance of the "marrying minister".

I neglected to note the date on the following

There is much consolation to the thought that while the Tioga County couples run over into New York State to get married, very much to the satisfaction of the ministers over the border, the uncongenial New York couples pay the Pennsylvania lawyers much larger fees to get divorced in this state.

Many of the weddings took place at the Harrison House (Cowanesque Hotel) by the Lawrenceville RR Depot which was actually in the Town of  Lindley,NYS.  As I find these marriages in the newspaper archives, I add them to the Historian's files and will share with the Lindley Town Clerk ( Registrar of Vital Statistics). - The marriage records on file in the Lindley Town Clerk's office start about 1905. 


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