From the Montgomery County Newspaper; Lincoln County, Missouri – Yesterday (March 28, 1895) Clark Duncan and Miss Ada Owens (Owings) of Olney were united in the holy bonds of matrimony on the Short Line train while running between Troy and Moscow. It seems that the bride’s parents objected to her one and only. She eloped with her lover and they boarded the train at Silex. As was pre-arranged, Rev. Samuel Eames got on the train at Troy and united them in marriage (Hannibal Journal).
Oh those runaway star crossed lovers! Their marriage was a success and they were blessed with two children and at least two grandchildren.
I wish I had a photo of them but the only one I do have a photo of is Preacher Sam Eames - that is what they called him.
Taken in 1939, Preacher Sam Eames holding a great grandson.