Saturday, December 1, 2012

Nettie Harney’s Honeymoon Husband-Beating Adventure - 1932


FULL TEXT: Norfolk, Va., May 14 – Mrs. Nettie Harney, married last Jan 25, was convicted today of beating her husband and sentenced to serve 60 days in jail and pay a fine of $20. She denied the charge.

“Did the blows hurt much? Harney was asked when he appeared against her.

“My head didn’t feel right for a week,” he said.

“Is this your first venture on the of matrimony?”

“My first, Harney said, “and my last.”

[“Bride Jailed And Fined For Beating Husband,” syndicated (AP), Boston Globe (Ma.), May 15, 1932, p. 1]

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