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A Scandalous Elopement-1876


Posted By: cheryl moonen (email)
Date: 3/12/2018 at 16:34:24

Dubuque Daily Times, Wednesday, April 26, 1876, Dubuque, Iowa, Page: 3

A scandalous elopement has just occurred at Adel. Thomas M. Rakestraw came to think more of his wifeís younger sister than of his wife, which led to a separation. As soon as the wife went to her fatherís house, her sister left it, and meeting her brother-in-law at the depot, both started for Council Bluffs. Discovering their departure, the father telegraphed ahead and had the couple arrested and brought back. Rakestraw is a shoemaker, a member of the Christian church, and has always been accounted respectful until this sad infatuation.


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