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Marriages in Massachusetts.

--The Registration Report records some singular facts connected with the 11,475 marriages in Massachusetts in 1859. The great majority of the persons married were between the ages of 20 and 30; the average age at marriage being 28 4 years for men, and 24 6 for women Of the men, however, only 195 were under 20, while 2,474 brides were under that age. And of those above 30 and under 35, the men numbered 1,349. but the women only 713. It is curious to observe that of the women married before the age of twenty, 10 were married for the second time. It appears, however, that less widows than widowers were married, the widows married numbering 1,033, and the widowers 1,752. 16 widowers were married for the fourth time, and two for the fifth time. Two widows were married for the fourth time.

The age of the parties married shows some remarkable combinations and anom lies. Two venerable widowers, each over eighty years of age, were married in 1859; also one young girl of 12, 4 girls of 13, 4 of 14, and 47 of 15 were married--one of the girls of 13 to a man of 35 and the girl of 12 to a husband of 31. One youth of 16 was married to a lady of 84, and one bachelor of 50 to a lady over 70, who was then married for the first time.

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