Famous Weddings & Divorces in 1870

Famous Weddings

Wyatt Earp

Jan 10 American lawman Wyatt Earp (21) weds Urilla Sutherland (20) in Lamar, Missouri, until her death in August of the same year

Mark Twain

Feb 2 American writer (Huckleberry Finn) Samuel Langhorne Clemens, pen name Mark Twain, (34) marries Olivia Langdon (24) in Elmira, NY

Claude Monet

Mar 28 Impressionist Painter Claude Monet (29) weds model Camille Doncieux in Paris

John Thompson

Jul 5 Future Prime Minister of Canada John Thompson (24) weds Annie E. Affleck (25) in Portland, Maine

Richard Wagner

Aug 25 German composer Richard Wagner (57) weds Franz Liszt's daughter Cosima Liszt (32) at a Protestant church in Lucerne, Switzerland