Lineville Gal Makes Good
LEWIS, LAUGHLIN, ADER
Posted By: David W Sinclair (email)
Date: 3/2/2008 at 15:49:51
Ader Lewis, the Famous Heir to $60,000, Marries a Lineville Girl
One of the Heirs of the Little Rock Millionaire Now Has Two Guardians, Two Administrators And A Wife to Help Him Care for His Prospective Thousands
A profound sensation was created in Lineville last Saturday morning when it was announced on the streets that Ader Lewis, the famous heir to about $60,000 from the estate of his uncle, the Little Rock Millionaire and Miss Mae Laughlin, both of them residing at Lineville, had been married at Centerville at 10 o'clock, a.m. on the day before. Later inquiry proved that the rumor was true, the Centerville Citizen of Friday evening giving an account of the affair and the groom later in the day appearing on the streets and telling his friends all about it. He returned from Centerville on the afternoon train after the ceremony had been performed and the bride returning on No. 61 Saturday morning in company with her brother-in-law and sister, Mr. and Mrs. John Maring, of this place, at whose home on East Line Street the happy couple were domiciled for a day or two. They are now at home at the home already furnished and occupied by the groom on East Third Street. The bride is the daughter of Mrs. Rhoda Laughlin, of this place and of the late Leander C. Laughlin of Mercer County. She has resided at Kansas City during the past two years and recently studied type writing and stenography. On applying for the marriage license at Centerville their ages were given at 33 and 24 years. Since the death of the groom's millionaire uncle Ader has had two guardians appointed to manage his affairs, one in Putnam county, Mo., where he formerly resided, and one at this place, where he has made his home for the past three years, on the grounds that he was non compesmentis and incapable of making contracts and managing his own affairs. The estate is still the hands of the administrators and none of the five heirs thus far received any portion of it. What figure the attendance of a wife for Ader on the stage will now cut, or what the legal status of a marriage under such conditions will prove to be, are questions yet to be solved.
Lineville, Wayne County, IA
October 8, 1908
Austin & Austin, Publishers
Wayne Documents maintained by Ann Selvig.
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