On This Day

Famous Weddings & Divorces in 1871

Famous Weddings

William McKinley

Jan 25 US President William McKinley (27) weds Ida Saxton (23) at the First Presbyterian Church in Canton

Camille Pissarro

Jun 14 Impressionist painter Camille Pissarro (40) weds Julie Vellay in London

Kate Sheppard

Jul 21 Suffragette Kate Sheppard (24) weds general merchant Walter Allen Sheppard in Christchurch, New Zealand

Thomas Edison

Dec 25 Inventor Thomas Edison (24) marries 1st wife Mary Stilwell (16)