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Thurkel (Turk) Greenough Red Lodge, Montana cowboy 1930's

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Thurkel (Turk) Greenough Red Lodge, Montana cowboy 1930's

Eellitta Stone (View posts)
Posted: 5 Aug 2006 11:37AM GMT
Classification: Biography
Edited: 5 Aug 2006 12:22PM GMT
Surnames: Greenough, Rand, Schaffer
My father gave me a 1931 scrapbook that has newspaper clippings of the time concerning cowboys and the rodeos. This article was in the scrapbook with a picture of Turk Greenough age 36.

Sally's, Hubby-to-be Already Has a Wife

Los Angeles(UP) Mrs. Helen Greenough said Friday the handsome cowboy to whom Fan Dancer Sally Rand is engaged is her husband.

She said she married Thurkel (Turk) Greenough in Red Lodge, Mont., on April 5, 1933, and lived with him until last June. He is a prfessional bronc rider.

Mrs. Greenough, pretty and frail, consulted Attorney Lewis A. Schaffer.

"How can he marry that fan dancer if he's married to me?" she asked. "Turk and I were married in Red Lodge, and I went with him everywhere. We use to come out here so Turk could ride in the movies."

She said she had received two letters from him, from Montana. One informed her he was 'in love with someone else." She said he told her they could not be happy because she disliked living on a ranch.

Miss Rand announced from Kentucky Wednesday she intended to marry Greenough and "live on his ranch." She added, however, she would continue her fan and bubble dancing.

Mrs. Greenough said the dancer met her husband in 1935 at a rodeo in Cheyenne, Wyo.

"Turk, won the prize, and afterward she came running up to him to get his autograph," she told her attorney. "It's just the glamour of the rodeo business that gets 'em. These society women just get attracted to cowboys.

Mrs. Greenough indicated she would be willing to give her husband a divorce if he would make finacial provisions for her.
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Eellitta Stone 5 Aug 2006 5:37PM GMT 
Dove Sky 2 Sep 2006 3:13PM GMT 
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