The following November 9, 1944, Lowell Tribune article appeared on page 1, column 2:
MARRIED AT GRIFFITH SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 4
Clay Strickland, son of Mr. and Mrs. Bert Strickland, former residents here, now of Crown Point, and Miss Helene Britton were married at the home of Mr. and Mrs. John Reeder at Griffith last Saturday. The groom was born and reared near Lowell and is well known in this community.
They will make their home on the Leep farm, southwest of town, where the groom is employed.