to Clergymen and MagistratesThe license and certificate duly signed by the person who shall have solemnized the marriage therein authorized shall be returned by him to the office of the town or city clerk who issued the same on or before the tenth day of the month next succeeding the date of the solemnizing of the marriage therein authorized and any person or persons who shall willfully neglect to make such return within the time above required shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor and upon conviction thereof shall be punished by a fine of not less than twenty-five dollars or more than fifty dollars for each and every offense.
I, Rev. James J. Roche, a clergyman residing at 1917 Eleventh St. in the town of Niagara Falls, in the county of Niagara and the State of New York, do hereby certify that I did on this 1st day of June in the year A.D. 1922 at Niagara Falls, in the county of Niagara and State of New York, solemnize the rites of matrimony between Leo Francis O'Keefe of Niagara Falls in the county of Niagara and the State of New York, and Leona Esther Fields of Niagara Falls in the county of Niagara and the State of New York in the presence of Joseph O'Keefe and Loretta Brown as witness, and the license therefor is hereto annexed.
Witness my hand at Niagara Falls, in the county of Niagara this 1st day of June A.D. 1922
In presence of
(signatures of witness)
Rev. James J. Roche
(signature of Person Performing Ceremony)
Niagara Falls, NY
(Address of Person Performing Ceremony)
According to the 1920 Census, Rev. James Roche was a Catholic Priest and Head Pastor. The address given is for the Sacred Heart Church. He would have been approximately 73 at the time of the marriage (if his age in the census is correct) and had immigrated to the U.S. in 1860 from Ireland.