Contributed by Maine Historical Society
Holman Melcher (1841-1905) and Alice E. Hart, both of Portland, filed their marriage intentions on May 13, 1874 at Portland City Hall. The couple married on May 21, 1874.
Melcher, a native of Topsham, served in the 20th Regiment of Maine Volunteers during the Civil War, having been promoted to captain and breveted a major. Before the war, he attended the Maine State Seminary at Lewiston (later Bates College).
Hart was the daughter of Deacon Henry B. Hart and Sarah Hill Hart.
Melcher, a retail grocer, was a widower. His first wife, Ellen McLellan died in 1872. They had been married four years.
About This Item
- Title: Holman Melcher-Alice E. Hart marriage intentions, Portland, 1874
- Creator: State of Maine
- Creation Date: 1874-05-19
- Subject Date: 1874-05-19
- Town: Portland
- County: Cumberland
- State: ME
- Media: Ink on paper
- Dimensions: 15 cm x 21.6 cm
- Local Code: Coll. 1002, Box 1/1
- Collection: Hart, Hill, Melcher families
- Object Type: Text
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