Many a page of history has been turned since that day in 1871 when the bride and groom took their wedding vows in a pioneer log cabin, and started housekeeping in a two room house west of the Wayne hotel in Seymour.
Dr. Earnest, just out of medical school, was from Ottawa, Ohio, and went into partnership with Mrs. Earnest's uncle, Dr. S. H. Rogers. Then the young doctor got a school in the adjoining district. His pay was above average for that day and age, being $25 per month. He first met Miss Rogers in the spring and they were married in October the following year.