Joplin Morning Tribune
June 16, 1912
Pretty Romance Ends Happily.-As the culmination of a pretty romance, which extended over a period of several years, J. S. Smith and Lizzie Dameron were married last night by Justice S. F. Jones. The bridegroom was 27 years old, while the bride was 17 years old. Smith has known his wife ever since she was a little girl. Even in the early days their friendship was warm and as they grew older it ripened into love. Eight years ago Smith joined the army and served seven years there. All the while he still communicated with his sweetheart. When he returned here one year year ago, he began to work for the Missouri Pacific railroad. Finally he convinced his sweetheart that they should get married and she consented.