16 August 2015

On This Day: Myers takes third wife

Delbert Myers and Mrs. Theodore King, of Pike County, eloped. Mrs. King had been thought to be an upright woman before the elopement, according to the Lancaster Daily Intelligencer reported On This Day in 1880. She left her little children behind. Fortunately Mr. King came home. Myers already had two other wives! 

Lancaster Daily Intelligencer. (Lancaster, PA), 16 August 1880. Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers. Library of Congress.  

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© Jeanne Ruczhak-Eckman, 2015
Locations listed are located in Pennsylvania (USA), unless otherwise noted in post.