I know that way back when people were married much younger than they marry today. I've heard stories of women getting married as young as 16, even 14. I honestly can't even imagine children getting married so young.
In reading some homesteading books on Arizona covering the years up to 1930 I've read about some marriages between 15 and 16 yo girls and 30 yo men. Was this a common occurence or a rarity back then? It seems that girls may be more mature than boys as they are teenagers and young adults but this age difference for marriage really through me for a loop.