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Re: Marriage

Posted: 10 Mar 2013 12:08AM GMT
Classification: Query
On his 1917 WWI draft registration card, it says he had "Common Law Wife and three children".

This could not have been Eva(even though she was living with him at the time of her death). She was born 23 May 1905, and would have been 12 years old in 1917(date of the WWI Draft Reg). She was married in 1923 to Bert Rigney, and only had one son b 1924. I have full documentation on her.

Her son says "She was living with this 'bootlegger' Bob GROW. Bob and Eva had an argument one night, and Eva packed a suitcase with all her things in it and headed for the streetcar, probably heading to Provo Utah and her family. She walked to the corner and there was grocery store on the corner, it was late at night. She sat her suitcase down and then just walked through the plate glass of the door to the grocery store (she didn't even try to open the door). She was not a thief and was not stealing anything - she walked right past the cash register and didn't take anything. She walked down the aisles. The grocery store owner came out of the back room with his shot gun after hearing the glass crashing. He yelled several times for her to stop, but she just kept walking. The store owner shot her right between the eyes. She died instantly. It has never been determined why she did this or acted this way. (possibly drugs - or just a state of shock). The grocery store owner was put in an insane asylum a year after the shooting, because he couldn't live with what he had done."
SubjectAuthorDate Posted
luelladavis11 8 Mar 2013 4:39AM GMT 
diskoverit 9 Mar 2013 2:24AM GMT 
jdavis50169 10 Mar 2013 6:35AM GMT 
luelladavis11 10 Mar 2013 7:26PM GMT 
jdavis50169 10 Mar 2013 7:08AM GMT 
diskoverit 12 Mar 2013 2:59AM GMT 
luelladavis11 13 Mar 2013 2:28AM GMT 
diskoverit 13 Mar 2013 2:46AM GMT 
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