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Man Marries For First Time At 99, Bride Is 86

Rochester, New York, June 23: Gilbert Herrick says he never got married because he never met the right woman—until he turned 98.Now 99, the World War II veteran and retired postal worker from western New

PTI [ Updated: June 23, 2011 23:35 IST ]
man marries for first time at 99 bride is 86
man marries for first time at 99 bride is 86

Rochester, New York, June 23: Gilbert Herrick says he never got married because he never met the right woman—until he turned 98.

Now 99, the World War II veteran and retired postal worker from western New York recently married 86-year-old Virginia Hartman, a widower who raised five children.


Gilbert tells the Democrat and Chronicle of Rochester that their first encounter was in 2010 in a hall at Monroe Community Hospital, the nursing home where they both live. After that, he started visiting her every day.

Gilbert says they wanted to share a room, but the facility's rules don't allow it unless a couple is married. Hartman asked him if he wanted to tie the knot, he said yes and they were married on June 6 with Hartman's extended family on hand. AP

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