Amanuensis Monday: California, County Marriages, 1850-1952: Leon Morrison and Irene Winter

The California, County Marriages, 1850-1952 has been updated recently, and now it finally includes the marriage of my maternal grandparents.

The citation for this index item is:

“California, County Marriages, 1850-1952,” index and images, FamilySearch ( : accessed 23 Dec 2012), Leon Ivan Morrison and Annarose Irene Winter, 1937.

This record is split across two images: a front page and a back page.

Marriage License

Marriage License

State of California

County of Los Angeles

To any justice of the supreme court, justice of the district court of appeal, judge of the superior court, judge of the municipal court, justice of the peace, judge of any police court, city recorder, priest or minister of the gospel of any denomination:

You are hereby authorized and licensed to solemnize, within said county, the marriage of

Leon Ivan Morrison

Native of: Montana
Color or race: White
Aged: 21 years
Residing at: USS Arizona

Annarose Irene Winter
Native of: Idaho
Color or race: White
Aged: 16 years
Residing at: Long Beach, California

The duly verified written consent to the issuance of the license to the above named minor Annarose I Winter has been presented to and filed by me.

In witness whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and affixed the seal of the superior court of the State of California, in and for the County of Los Angeles, on this March 12 1937. L. E. Lampton, county clerk and ex-officio clerk of the superior court. By (signature), Deputy.

(This license may be used at any time but only in Los Angeles County.)

The information her is mostly correct, but Leon’s middle name was Inar, not Ivan.

Certificate of Marriage

Certificate of Marriage

State of California

County of Los Angeles

I hereby certify that on the 13 day of March, 1937 at Long Beach in the County of Los Angeles, State of California, under authority of a license issued by L. E. Lampton, County Clerk of said county, I, the undersigned, as a Minister M. E. Church joined in marriage Leon Ivan Winter and Annarose Irene Winter in the presence of Robert Yingling residing at Long Beach, California and Margaret Winter residing at Long Beach, California, who witnessed the ceremony.

Signature of person solemnizing marriage.

Again, Leon’s middle name should read as Inar. Also, his surname was incorrectly put as Winter here. The “to be given to the parties married” copy of the certificate of marriage (which my mother has) has his correct surname.

Personal and Statistical Particulars

California State Board of Health

Bureau of Vital Statistics

Personal and Statistical Particulars

Place of marriage: County of Los Angeles


Full name: Leon Ivan Morrison

Residence: U.S.S. Arizona

Color or race: white


Age at last birthday: 21 (Years)

Single, widowed, or divorced: single

Number of marriage: 1st

Occupation: Sailor

Name of Father: Hugh Morrison

Birthplace of Father: unknown

Maiden name of mother: Anna Jorgerenson

Birthplace of mother: Denmark


Full name: Annarose Irene Winter

Residence: 1470 Newport Ave. Long Beach

Color or race: white


Age at last birthday: 16 (Years)

Single, widowed, or divorced: single

Number of marriage: 1st

Occupation: none

Name of Father: Oznia Torrest Winter

Birthplace of Father: Minnesota

Maiden name of mother: Margaret Fessenden

Birthplace of mother: Long Beach, California

We, the groom and bride in this Certificate, hereby certify that the information given therein is correct to the best of our knowledge and belief.

Groom: Leon Ivan Morrison

Bride: Annarose Irene Winter

Certificate of person performing the marriage

I Hereby Certify that Leon Ivan Morrison and Annarose Irene Winter were joined in marriage by me in accordance with the laws of the State of California, at Long Beach this 13th day of March 1937.

Signature of Witness to the Marriage: Margaret Winter
Residence: Long Beach

Signature of Person Performing the Ceremony: C. A. Norcross
Official position: Minister M. E. Church

Filed: March 17, 1937
C. L. Logan, Recorder
Residence: Long Beach
by A. O. Sagar, Dep.

A full, true and correct copy of the original recorded this 17th day of March, 1937.

C. L. Logan, Recorder,

By (signature)

Besides the already-noted mistakes, Irene’s father’s middle name should be Forrest, not Torrest. So much for the groom and bride hereby certifying that the information given was correct.

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