Saturday, December 1, 2012

Marie Mason, Heavyweight Baltimore Husband-Beater - 1921


FULL TEXT: [Baltimore, Md.] – Mrs. Marie Mason, 25, said to tip the scales at 200 pounds, gave her husband. Lawrence W. Mason, 227 North Linwood avenue, a thrashing at Baltimore street and Guilford avenue

Mrs. Mason, who gave her address as 3025 Frederick avenue, met her husband for a conference concerning their child at the office of Children’s Aid Society in the Courthouse. Shortly after 9 o’clock the couple walked in Baltimore street and a few minutes later scores of pedestrians witnessed a are battle, which, it is said, was entirely one-sided. Mason is in the lightweight class and didn’t attempt to strike back at his wife.

Mason and his wife told the police that they were separated and that cross-bills for divorce had been filed.

[“Wife Thrashes Husband On Downtown Street – 200-Pound Woman Administers Beating After Conference Over Child.” The Sun (Baltimore, Md.), Jun. 21, 1921, p. 22]

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1 comment:

  1. Where do you find all these old articles? I went searching, and found that a lot of newspapers only give access to their archives by subscription. Is there some kind of free resource for researchers to go look up your sources? I mean, I think these posts are entertaining, but if this is legit research you're doing, that's even more impressive.

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