Miller and Ford Anniversaries, 1921

From the Skidmore News (Skidmore, Missouri), November 3, 1921, p. 1

Double Wedding.

On Wednesday evening, October 28, 1903, at 8 o’clock, a double wedding took place, although none of the participants were aware of the fact at the time. On that date, Mr. and Mrs. J. O. Miller were married in New Point, Mo., a Presbyterian minister officiating; and at the same hour a Methodist minister in St. Joseph performed a like service for Mr. and Mrs. B. O. Ford.

Mr. and Mrs. Miller located in Skidmore immediately after their marriage, and some ten or eleven years later Mr. and Mrs. Ford came here to live. Only within the past year did these two couples learn that they had had a “double wedding.” A certain similarity in names makes the incident all the more interesting. Mr. Miller’s initials are “J. O.” and Mr. Ford’s are “B. O.” Mrs. Miller’s name is Ida, and Mrs. Ford’s is Lida. Reference to their wedding pictures also reveals the fact that their wedding dresses were very similar.

A six o’clock dinner was given at the Miller home last Friday in honor of their 18th wedding anniversary. A delightful evening was spent socially. The only guests were Mr. and Mrs. Ford and daughter, Thelma, Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Spahr and G. L. Owen.

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