Monday, April 15, 2013

Mary Brown, "Fake War Bride" with Three "Husbands" - 1921

FULL TEXT: Tucson, Feb. 4. -- Mary Brown, alias Kate Kearney, alias Sammillee Lee Connie, charged with federal officers with drawing government allotments from three "husbands," is to be removed to New Mexico, it was decided by United States Commissioner Edwin F. Jones, before whom the woman was arraigned.

Two government allotment checks made out to "Mary Brown," were cashed by the woman, it was testified by Ben Gordan, a store keeper of Columbus, N. M., who says he is personally acquainted with the negress, and cashed the checks for her.

The accused denies ever having cashed the checks in question.

[“Negress With Three "War Husbands" To Be Taken To New Mexico,” Mohave Daily Miner and Our Mineral Wealth (Kingman, Az.), Feb. 18, 1921, p. 3]


For more cases of this type see: “War-Marriage Vampires”& “Allotment Annies"


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