Sunday, September 4, 2011

“Alimony Causes Second Wife To Commit Suicide,” Faye Wagener – Wisconsin, 1935

NOTE: Despite the myth created by gender ideologues in the 1960s holding that in the early 20th century (and preceding decades) that women were not able to find work at generally equal pay to that of men, the fact is that childless women were indeed able to support themselves. Nevertheless, in 1935, there was high unemployment due to the Depression (which many scholars attribute to the monetary manipulations of the banking cartel which established a central bank in 1913 called the “Federal Reserve”).


FULL TEXT: Milwaukee, April 10. – Alimony caused the suicide yesterday of Mrs. Faye Wegener, a wife whose husband was compelled to pay a substantial part of his earnings to a divorced wife.

Police found her body and a note voicing her despair in a gas-filled apartment.

The note to her husband, Earl, said:

“You have been the grandest man in the world and given me six years of utmost happiness but I feel I can’t carry on, especially after listening to Judge Hennessey yesterday afternoon.

“Pay up is his only advice to men. Pap up [slang term meaning “pick up the tab”] or go to the House of Correction. Whether or not you exist is of no interest to him.”

“I will not be a burden to you, dear, and as I cannot obtain work to help, I will do what I can in my own small way of saying good-by.”

“All my love is yours – Faye.”

The arrearage, ordered paid by Judge Richard C. Hennesey, was $300. Wegener has a son, in custody of his first wife.

[“Alimony Causes Second Wife To Commit Suicide,” (UP), The Toledo News-Bee (Oh.), Apr. 10, 1935, p. 4]


For more revelations of this suppressed history, see The Alimony Racket: Checklist of Posts


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