Marriage announcement of James J Lannan Sr to Gertrude Martin 4 Nov 1903
JAMES LANNAN MARRIES SWEETHEART OF BOYHOOD DAYS IN NEW YORK STATE i James Lannan of the firm of Fitzgerald & Lannan, grocers, at 310 East Fourth street, was married yesterday in Hazle-ton, Pa., to Miss Gertrude Martin of Clr-cleville, N. T. Mr. Lannan was a widower, his wife having died about four years ago, leaving him four children, the oldest about fourteen years of age. He has been acquainted with Miss Martin for the past thirty years and they were sweethearts years ago when they were children in New York state. It Is said that they were engaged to be married at one time, but that parental objections broke up the match and Mr. Lannan came to Kansas and engaged in the grocery business in Topeka. Miss Martin had never married and the attachment broken off years ago was renewed not long ago. Mr. Lannan went to Pennsylvania to meet Miss Martin a week ago and announced when he left that he would be married before his return. Miss Martin is superintendent of the corps of trained nurses for the Marplo Coal company, one of the largest concerns of its kind in the coal regions, and her work keeps her In Pennsylvania mopt of the time, so they were married In Hazle-ton instead of at her home in Circlevlllc, N. Y. Mr. Lannan has been engaged In the ) grocery business in Topeka for the pat seventeen years and has many friend i here who speak very highly of him. Mr. and Mrs. Lannan will return to Topeka the latter part of this week and will reside In Shorey.