The move had gone smoothly, just finishing just some odds and ends from a garage workshop. A container was found, long overlooked, and when it was opened a gasp! There was a folded and very delicate old document disentegrating at the folds, old tape crumbled from some long ago repair attempt.
It was so lovely though, a marriage certificate from 1912 issued in Wichita, Kansas.
George COCHREN of Plevna, Ks and Annie B. BROWN of Partridge, Ks had united in marriage 16 July 1912 by Probate Judge D.A. McCandless.
Drastic measures were needed to save it from totally loss but it worked and today the document is preserved and hangs on a wall.