Re: Cecile (Lou) Lenore Behrendt I found the following on Family Search Records:
Groom: Clarence A Sandahl
Groom's Age: 22
Groom's Estimated Birth Year: 1890
Groom's Residence: Minneapolis, Hennepin, Minnesota
Bride: Cecil Harrington
Bride's Name: 17
Bride's Estimated Birth Year: 1895
Bride's Residence: Minneapolis, Hennepin, Minnesota
Marriage Date: 31 Mar 1912
Marriage License Date: 31 Mar 1912
Marriage Place: , Garland, Arkansas, United States
Film number: 1012711
Digital Folder Number: 4331412
Image number: 00419
Page number: 605
Source: Arkansas County Marriage Records, 1837-1957
Collection: Arkansas County Marriages, 1837-1957
Cecile was only 17 years old. Did she and Clarence run away to get married?
To confirm, I looked up Clarence on the 1920 census. He is living in Minnesota by himself, but it says he is married. So, I looked for Cecil. She is living with her mother Etta (Hopkins) Harrington, listed as "Lene," and single.
Was their marriage annulled?
That is interesting. I don't know much about Celie - I know she was married, I know she was institutionalized for a while for mental problems, I have a picture from my Grandma's album, I have a picture of what I think is her grave in the Lewis cemetery, under the name Cecile Hale. I;ve never heard the name Sandahl. But Celie was one of those relatives that they didn't talk much about back in those days. Wish I knew more.