On the same marriage register that Asahel and Sarah's marriage was recorded there was a marriage recorded for Henry Estes and Mrs. Ida Livingston. Their marriage was officiated by Elder George W. Burt, who was also my paternal great great grandfather (the father of Ernest N. Burt and father in-law of Sarah's daughter Lavina).
I always wondered... How did Asahel and Sarah meet? I also always questioned why Elder George W. Burt would not have officiated Asahel and Sarah's marriage. It just seemed logical to me. It was family and they were living in the same area.
Although, this is only my version of how I believe Asahel and Sarah met, I am going to share it anyway. It make sense to me.
Let me paint you a picture...
Mrs. Sarah Hawley, widow since 1914, moves to Beaverton to be near her daughter Lavina and her family. The family attends the Latter Day Saints Church, where her son in-law is a member of the priesthood. Mary (Atherton) Albertson and her husband George are also members of the L.D.S. church. Mary's father, Asahel Atherton, is also widowed in June, 1918. So Asahel and Sarah were married by Asahel's son in-law (George F. Albertson) and the witnesses were Asahel's daughter (Mary E. (Atherton) Albertson) and his granddaughter (Dorthy E. Albertson)
I can just image, Lavina and Mary talking at church and deciding to play matchmaker, both with a recently widowed parent. I believe that this is how Asahel and Sarah met and got married, with a little bit of assistance from their matchmaking daughters.
Disclaimer: I cannot say with certainty that this is what actually happened. But it helps me to answer a long outstanding question. Whether Asahel and Sarah met while attending the same church or had some help from their daughters, I'm sure that this connection is the answer to my question... How did they meet?