I thought about not posting this because of its scandalous nature.
However, I work on family history every day lately, and we take the good with the bad, right?
Besides, this so clearly illustrates the thinking of 1894, over a hundred years ago.
I thought it interesting this story was all deemed the man's fault.
So she "wins" his hand in marriage after trying to get him arrested
and in prison because he didn't want to get married.
And why would this woman.....who happens to be the sister of my Great Grandmother....
why would she even want to be married to a man who didn't want her?
A 12 day trial? And how in the world did they come up with the 50 witnesses to testify?
They went on to have 5 children, and she died at the age of 42.
I have no idea what kind of marriage they had, but I can guess.
I am so very curious about this trial.
I'm trying to think of a way to learn more about it....
I would especially like to know what those 50 witnesses had to say.
Laura Slinkard in the article above, was his Aunt.
I never noticed it before, but this young Grandpa Slinkard looks similar to my brother Chris.