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Courtesy of Nancy Espersen
The West Union Gazette
West Union, Fayette Co., Iowa
July 28, 1905
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~ Sheriff Culver Went After Mrs.
Leach, Returning With Her Monday.
David A. Leach, who was
married to a Mrs. Catherine Clark about a year ago, has "begun
an action against her for bigamy. She deserted Leach in May,
and it is only recently he learned that she was with her
daughter at Laramie, Wyo. The proper papers were secured for
her arrest from Gov. Cummins, and Sheriff Culver started for
Laramie early last week,
returning on Monday with his
prisoner, and she will probably remain in confinement until
It is claimed that the evidence, is
conclusive that she has three husbands living, that she
married Clark years ago and bore him a daughter, now aged 14.
June 3, 1903, she married Conrad Christy, leaving him over
one year later.
June 14, 1904, she married David A. Leach
of West Union, whom she deserted May 16, 1905.
~ WILLIAM ALCORN DEAD.
Another old citizen has
terminated his earthly career-a good man gone to his reward.
For a year or more Wm. Alcorn has been in failing health, and
as a last attempt to check the ravages oŁ disease he was taken
to Colorado. For_a few days the change seemed beneficial
followed by a reaction that left him more helpless than
before. Then he was hurried home, arriving Friday last. He
expired Sunday about noon.
William Alcorn was born in
Mercer county, Penn., Jan. 28; 1834. In 1854 be came to this
county, but eventually settled in Delaware county, returning
here in 1877, buying the Frank Rosier farm a mile north of
West Union, which has been his home ever since. In 1865 he was
married to Elizabeth Montgomery, who survives him with five
The funeral was held Tuesday at the
Presbyterian church, services conducted by Rev. Frank A.
Gageby in the presence of a large congregation.
The annual gathering of the Union
Veterans of Fayette county will be held on the public square
in this city Tuesday and Wednesday, Aug. 22-23, 1905. Chaplain
Cole, who was the life and soul of the reunion last year, has
signified his intention to be here the 22nd. Congressman
Haugen, Post Dept. Com, Raymond and others have been invited.
Music by the High School band and a double quartette. Every
old soldier in the county should arrange to be here.