John Dobbins and Mabel Pope were two employees of the Rock County Insane asylum. In their daily round of duties they struck up an attachment for one another which soon ripened into love. They made up their minds to get married, so a week ago tonight quietly slipped away and took an early train for Rockford, Ill., where they were married on Wednesday. They went on a short wedding trip and last evening returned to their duties at the asylum. A reception was given them on their return by the employees of the institution.
February 12, 1901, Janesville Daily Gazette, p. 5, col. 4, Janesville, Wisconsin