Mary A. Kern, Scranton Republican, 16 June 1904, page 6
Like Ivlore excursion today. Scran - ton Oratorio Society. A MYSTERY EXPLAINED. Clipping From Baltimore Sun Clean Up a Strange Disappearance. Jesse It. Carpenter, the well known West I'lttston florist, went to church last Sunday and so did Mrs. Mary A. Kern. This wna not an unusual occurrence occurrence but n they did not return; thereby hangs tale. Instead of corn - In home ench notified their families not to be worried" If they did not come bark that afternoon. The first knowledge their families had f their whereabout wna a clip - ring from the Baltimore Hun showing that a marriage license was Issued on Monday to Jesse B. Carpenter, aged nlxty - foiir years, and Mrs. Mary A. Kern, aged flfty - one years, both of Fit talon, r. They are expected home the Inst of the week. '