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Acquitted of Bigamy


Posted By: Ken Wright (email)
Date: 3/23/2013 at 10:53:35

Jackson Sentinel, Dececember 2, 1914


John McMillin, was arrested in Cedar Rapids on a charge of bigamy, he being at the same time the husband of Beulah Bodkin of Maquoketa and Clara Bloomquist. After a trial he was acquitted of bigamy for the reason that his marriage to Beulah Bodkin was declared invalid. McMillin was a minor at the time of the first marriage and did not have the consent of one parent. Clara Bloomquist obtained a divorce immediately and McMillin will serve a term in the workhouse for the crime of perjury. It is indeed too bad that the scoundrel could have received the benefit of a long term in jail.


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