Buffalo Marriage License From 1916 Found in Donated Book
Here's a good reminder to be sure to go through all your things before donating items to charity.
The Literacy Volunteers of Chautauqua County are looking for family members of the names listed on the marriage license, so that it may be returned to its rightful owner.
They posted a photo of the marriage license on their Facebook page with the following caption:
"Please Help! This Certificate of Marriage was found in a donated book and we would like to return it. Marriage of William Woolson and Minnie Lewis on August 30, 1916 at St. Patrick's in Buffalo."
A few folks have commented on the photo via Facebook who seem like potential leads. However, the Literacy Volunteers of Chautauqua County have confirmed that so far, no one has claimed the license and picked it up.
Donation mistakes happen all the time. Lindsey Preiss of Conyers, GA donated a souvenir travel mug to the local Goodwill store, not realizing there was $6,500 cash inside. The woman's son had sold his car for cash, stored the money in the mug, and failed to tell his mom not to throw that particular cup in the donate pile.
Turns out, the mug was never recovered. And according to her Facebook page, she was selling a lot of their stuff to make up the $6,500 to her son.