Sunday, April 28, 2013

Violence by Women: Images


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Images with links to the news articles they illustrate.

(This effort is still in progress: a number of accompanying articles are yet to be posted.)

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1829 – Patty Cannon – Johnson’s Corners, Maryland (serial killer)

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1845 – Polly Bodine –Staten Island, New York 

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1867 – “Philadelphia Mother” – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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1880 – Ellen Athey – New Philadelphia, Ohio

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1882 – Margaret Seguin – New York, New York

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1883 – Betsy Jones – Abbeville, South Carolina

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1889 – Daniel McCarty (victim) – New Haven, Connecticut

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1892 – “Dunneville Filicidal Mother“ – Dunneville, Kentucky

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1892 – Guadalupe Martinez de Bejarano – Mexico City, Mexico (serial killer)

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1893 – Nellie Spreel – Buffalo, New York

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1896 – Kitty O’Neill – New York, New York

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1899 - “Indianapolis mother –  Indianapolis, Indiana

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1906 – Lizzie Halliday – Burlingham, New York (serial killer)

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1908 – Jeanne Weber – Paris, France (serial killer)

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1915 – Evelina Steele – Muskegon, Wisconsin

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1922 – Mrs. Arnold Holt – Russell Springs, Kentucky

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The Murder of Cecilia Reil: Violence by Women Against Women in Philadelphia - 1951


The patriarchy works in mysterious ways.

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FULL TEXT (Article 1 of 2): Philadelphia , Sep. 14 – Fifteen-year-old Cecilia Reil was stabbed to death on a mid-city street today by one of three smartly dressed women who fled in a taxicab.

Miss Reil, a high school sophomore, was stabbed at least six times in the chest and back as she chatted with Paul Schmal, 22, a senior and friend.

~ Dope Addict Suspected. ~

Safety director Samuel H. Rosenberg ordered police to hunt for questioning a 23-year-old woman arrested several times on charges of being a dope addict.

Police quoted Schmal, a bus boy at a hotel as giving this account  of the fatal attack:

Cecilia was sitting on the front steps outside the house where she lived in a third-floor apartment. Schmal came along and talked with her a while and then the two walked up the street, stopping under the canopy of a hotel. Another girl – friend of Cecilia – met them but Schmal didn’t hear her name.

As they talked, three women came along and the two girls. They passed, but shortly after turned and came back and pounced on Cecilia. One of the assailant’s companions said:

“That girl (Cecilia) called this girl (pointing at the killer) a bum.”

“No, she didn’t,” Schmal contradicted. “I was right here and she didn’t say a thing.”

After the attack the slayer, followed by her two companions, earn to the corner and entered a cab. Schmal tried to stop the cab but he was unsuccessful.

In Pennsylvania Hospital Cecilia’s mother, a waitress at a nearby tap room, arrived shortly before the girl died. Cecilia regained consciousness to say:

“Oh, mother, mother, kiss me! I didn’t know these girls. Why did this have to happen?”

[Woman Stabs Girl to Death on Street – 3 Smartly Gowned Attackers Sought in Philadelphia,” (AP), Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pa.), Sep. 15, 1951, p. 2]

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FULL TEXT (Article 2 of 2): Philadelphia – A 15-year-old girl talking with a friend on the doorstep of her home early yesterday, was attacked and stabbed to death by a young woman in a black dress whom she did not know, Detective Sgt. Robert Wentz reported.

The victim, Cecilia Reil, was knifed six times in the chest and back. Her attacker fled in a taxi cab with two girl companions.

Wentz said Paul Schmal, 22, a hotel bus boy who was chatting with Miss Reil when she was attacked, gave this account of the slaying:

Schmal was talking to Cecilia and another girl, who was not  otherwise identified, when three young women approached. All wore dressy clothing as though they had been at a dance or a party.

Suddenly, the shortest of the three woman rushed toward Cecilia.

Then, Schmal said, he saw “something flash,” in the glare of the street lights. To Schmal “it looked like she was plunging it again into Cecilia.”

The girl died within an hour.

[“’Mystery’ Woman Slays Girl, 16,” (AP), St. Petersburg Times (Pa.), Sep. 15, 1951, p. 2]

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Friday, April 26, 2013

Woman Tries To Stab A Policeman With A Hat Pin: Kitty O’Neill - 1896


Government schools teach our children that females are by nature  not aggressive and that they never initiate violence (and when they do, females are excused under ” so-called “diagnoses of supposed “mental illness.”) These schools are practicing intellectual fraud.

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FULL TEXT: Policeman Hunt’s grip upon her wrist prevented Kitty O’Neill yesterday in Jefferson Market Court from jamming a long. Steel hairpin into the neck of Policeman Benning.

Kitty, who gives her address as No. 345 West Sixteenth street, was found in West Thirty-second street Monday night very drunk. Benning attempted to arrest her, and there was trouble. She is a large woman and attacked Benning viciously, tore his uniform, scratched his face, bit his hands, and it required the aid of two other policemen to take her to the station.

She wore few clothes when arraigned yesterday. Magistrate Crane fined her $5. She had no money, and was being led away when she whipped out a hairpin and, running back to the bridge, struck at Benning’s neck.

She was carried to a cell swearing in a horrible manner.

[“Woman Tries To Stab A Policeman With A Hat Pin.” The World (New York, N.Y.), Sep. 23, 1896, p. 8]

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Saturday, April 20, 2013

Occult Female Serial Killers


1679 – Marie Bosse – Paris, France – Magic
1679 – Catherine DeshayesParis, France – Magic
1679 – LavigoreauxParis, France – Magic
1809 – Mary Bateman – Leeds, England – Magic, Fortune Telling
1873 Kate Bender – Cherry Vale, Kansas – Spiritualism
1883 – “Kakoorgachi Serial Murderess” – Calcutta, India – Hindu superstition
1885 – Rachel Ostrovoskafa – Odessa, Ukraine – Child sacrifice cult
1895 Gaetana Stimoli Adeno, Catania, Sicily
1903 – Elisabeth Wiese – Hamburg, Germany
1910 – Esteis Liberis – Barahona, Haiti – Voodoo
1911 – Clementine Barnabet – Lafayette, Louisiana Voodoo-related cult
1912 – Louisa Lindloff – Chicago, Illinois – Seeress
1912 Enriqueta Martí – Barcelona, Spain – Magic
1912 – Frieda Trost – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania – Spiritualism
1924 – Anastasia Permiakova – Perm, Russia – Gipsy clairvoyant
1928 – Anujka de Poshtonja – Panchova, Banat district, Serbia – “Magic love potions”; “witch”
1928 – Mme. Tamara – Athens, Greece – Human sacrifice cult
1932 – Anna Allas, Mary Chalfa & Gizella Young – Munhall, Pennsylvania – Witchcraft
1935 – Julianna Nagy – Debreczen, Hungary – Fortune teller
1939 – Philadelphia “Arsenic Incorporated” – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania – Voodoo
1941 – Leonarda Cianciulli – Correggio, Reggio Emilia, Italy
1944 – Carmen Matamoros de Tejeda – Panzacola, Tehuantepec Dist, Oaxaca, Mexico
1950 – Mariam Soulakiotis – Keratea, Greece – Calendrist sect
1958 – Anjette Donovan Lyles – Macon, Georgia Voodoo
1963 – Magdalena Solis – Villagran, Mexico – Bogus human sacrifice cult
1983 – Suzan Barnes Carson – San Francisco, California – Idiosyncratic pseudo-Muslim cult
1989 – Sara Maria Aldrete Villareal – Mexico City, Mexico – Human sacrifice cult
1989 – Maria Teresa Quintana – Mexico – Palo Mayombe cult
1989 Geraldine Parrish – Baltimore, Maryland – Voodoo
1995 – Filita Mashilipa – Zambia – Witchcraft, cannibalistic human sacrifice
1995 Sachiko Eto Sukagawa, Japan – Cult exorcism
1998 – María Concepción Ladino Gutiérrez – Bogota, Colombia
2000 – Priscilla Souza Ferreira Vitoria da Conquista, Brazil – Sorcery, child sacrifice (suspected multiple)
2000 – Dawn Godman – Martinez, California – Children of Thunder cult (5 victims, 2 events)
2000 – Credonia Mwerinde – Kunungu, Uganda – Cult leader
2001 – Jummai Hassan – Maiduguri, Nigeria – Witchcraft, human sacrifice
2001 – Brookey Lee West – Las Vegas, Nevada Satanism, witchcraft
2002 – Josephine Gray – Baltimore, Maryland – Voodoo
2003 – Valentina de Andrade – Altamina, Brazil – Superior Universal Alignment (UFO cult)
2004 – “Anambra, Nigeria Cult” – Anambra, Nigeria – human sacrifice cult
2010 – Elizabeth Wambui – Kiambu, Kenya – serial killing, blood-drinking cult
2012 – Silvia Meraz – Nacozari, Mexico – Human sacrifice cult
2012 – Isabel Cristina Pires da Silviera & Bruna Oliveira da Silviera – Garanhuns, Brazil – Cannibalistic depopulation cult

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http://unknownmisandry.blogspot.com/2013/06/female-serial-killers-collections.html

SEE MORE: Female Serial Killer Collections

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Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Barbara Wilkinson, Australian Serial Baby-Killer Mom - 1969



FULL TEXT (Article 1 of 3): Gosford, Tuesday. — Gosford Petty Sessions was told today that a woman admitted having killed her six new-born babies and disposed of their bodies between 1961 and 1968 without the knowledge of her husband.

 Before the court was Barbara Wilkinson, 29, formerly of Central Man grove, who was charged with having murdered the babies at Wahroonga, Brooklyn, Enfield and Central Mangrove.

She was charged also with having wilfully concealed the birth of the babies by disposing of their bodies.

Detective-Sergeant William Thomas Holmes, of Gosford, said Wilkinson had admitted having had six babies and killed them all.

She had told him her husband knew she was pregnant twice, but on the other occasions she had told him she had fluid on the stomach and be had believed her.

Wilkinson had shown police the shallow graves of three babies at Central Man grove, and had indicated others at Brooklyn and Gunderman.

Holmes tendered a record of interview in which Wil kinson admitted killing and burying six babies between October, 1961, and November, 1968.

The record said she had first become pregnant while working at the Home of Peace Hospital, Wahroonga. She had given birth to a baby in the hospital bath room on October 31, 1961, her fiance’s 21st birthday.

She had had a miscarriage in 1965.

The hearing was adjourned till tomorrow.

[“Six Dead Babies - Mother said to have confessed ,” The Canberra Times (Australia), Apr. 30, 1969, p. 3]

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FULL TEXT (Article 2 of 3): Sydney, Tuesday. — A 29-year-old woman had murdered six children to which she had given birth in seven years, a Crown prosecutor alleged in the Central Criminal Court today.

The deputy Senior Crown Prosecutor, Mr L. G. Tanner, said this in his opening address at the trial of Mrs Barbara Wilkinson, of Wiseman’s Ferry Road, Central Mangrove.

Mrs Wilkinson pleaded not guilty before Mr Justice Collins and an all-male jury to six charges of murdering her six newborn children.

She is charged with having murdered the babies at Wahroonga, in October, 1961, at Brooklyn in March, 1963, Enfield in February, 1965, and at Central Mangrove in 1966, 1967 and November, 1968.

~ Details of births ~

Mr Tanner said that in 1961 Wilkinson had been keeping company with a man who later became her husband. She became pregnant.

In October that year she delivered her own child in the bathroom of the place at Wahroonga where she worked.

She had smothered the baby with a blanket and later had thrown it from a car. In March, 1963, Wilkin on had given birth to an other baby in a vacant allotment in Brooklyn, she smothered the child and buried it.

During February the next year she had smothered and buried another child. At Central Mangrove in 1966 she had smothered a new born baby and hid it under a sheet of galvanised iron in rough bush.

In 1967 Wilkinson had left the body of another baby in a bucket under a tree. On November 24, last year, she had given birth to another baby in bush at Central Mangrove. Mr Tanner said Wilkinson had tried to strangle it but hit it on the head with a rock after it started to cry.

~ Conclusions on death ~

Doctor Olaf McLure Spence of Paul Lane, Cosford, the area’s Government Medical Officer, told the court he had examined the partly decomposed body ol a male baby in a vacant allotment in Wiseman's Ferry Road.

He concluded that the baby had died from a blow on the back of the skull. The baby had died about five days earlier and signs of haemorrhage in the brain showed that its heart was probably beating after birth.

Dr Spence said he could not tell whether the baby’s lungs had ever expanded after birth. Cross-examined by the Senior Public Defender.

Mr H. F. Purnell, for Wilkin son, Dr Spence said the in jury on the back of the baby’s head could have been caused in several ways besides a blow with a rock. Mr Justice Collins adjourned the hearing until tomorrow.

[“Court told children killed,” The Canberra Times (Australia), Aug. 6, 1969, p. 11]

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FULL TEXT (Article 3 of 3): Sydney, Monday. — A mother charged with the deaths of six newly-born babies was sentenced in Central Criminal Court today to five years’ gaol.

Barbara Wilkinson, 29, of Central Mangrove, near Gosford, appeared before Mr Justice Collins for sentence.

Last week a jury found her guilty of manslaughter, contributing to the death of the babies and concealment of birth. She was acquitted of six charges of having murdered her babies at birth.

The jury found she had concealed the birth of two, contributed to the death of three and was guilty of manslaughter of the sixth.

The Crown said Wilkinson gave birth to the babies between 1961 and 1967.

Mr Justice Collins said no defence of mental illness had been raised.

Wilkinson was sentenced to four years on each of three counts of contributing to the deaths, 12 months on each of two counts of concealment of birth and five years on one count of man slaughter.

Mr Justice Collins ordered that the sentences be served concurrently.

[“Mother gaoled over deaths,” The Canberra Times (Australia), Aug. 19, 1969, p. 10]

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For more cases of this type, see Serial Baby-Killer Moms.

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Monday, April 15, 2013

Florence Langley, Predatory War Bride Scam Artist – England, 1916


FULL TEXT: London, June 16 – A strange story of an alleged bigamous marriage to an Australian soldier led to the appearance in the dock at Westminster yesterday of Florence Langley, 22, and her mother, Florence Sheldon, residing at Acton, the latter being charged with aiding and abetting her daughter in deception.

Mr. Rowe, for the Director of Public Prosecutions, said a soldier’s separation allowance was the apparent inducement to the younger prisoner to commit bigamy. The mother was present at her marriage with George Langley, a fruiterer of Richmond, in 1911, and Mrs. Sheldon knew that he was alive when she signed the register as a witness of the second marriage, last December, to Wm. Francis Smith, a private in the Australian Imperial Forces.

Langley gave evidence that the younger prisoner left him a few months after marriage, and the “second husband,” Smith, deposed that he made the girl’s acquaintance last October, she representing herself as Jennie Anderson, and single. He made her an allotment of his pay to the extent of 4 s [shillings] a day, and her mother signed the register at their wedding. After the marriage ceremony “his wife” told him that she had no love for him, and she could not keep true to him. She left him last month, and from what he heard he informed the police.

Detective-sergeant Gooding said the mother on arrest stated that her daughter declared to her that she was “a free woman.” “I thought the pair would go to Australia and make a new start,” was also a statement of the elder defendant.

Mr. Horace Smith committed both prisoners for trial.

[“Singular Bigamy Case.” Feilding Star (New Zealand), Jul, 28, 1916, p. 4]

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http://unknownmisandry.blogspot.com/2011/09/victimizing-veterans-alimony-racket-in.html

For more cases of this type see: “War-Marriage Vampires”& “Allotment Annies"

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Mary Brown, "Fake War Bride" with Three "Husbands" - 1921


FULL TEXT: Tucson, Feb. 4. -- Mary Brown, alias Kate Kearney, alias Sammillee Lee Connie, charged with federal officers with drawing government allotments from three "husbands," is to be removed to New Mexico, it was decided by United States Commissioner Edwin F. Jones, before whom the woman was arraigned.

Two government allotment checks made out to "Mary Brown," were cashed by the woman, it was testified by Ben Gordan, a store keeper of Columbus, N. M., who says he is personally acquainted with the negress, and cashed the checks for her.

The accused denies ever having cashed the checks in question.

[“Negress With Three "War Husbands" To Be Taken To New Mexico,” Mohave Daily Miner and Our Mineral Wealth (Kingman, Az.), Feb. 18, 1921, p. 3]

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http://unknownmisandry.blogspot.com/2011/09/war-marriage-vampires-alimony-annies.html

For more cases of this type see: “War-Marriage Vampires”& “Allotment Annies"

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Doris June Shensky, Military Bride Bigamy Frauster – Pennsylvania,1943


FULL TEXT: An attractive brunette admitted to Secret Service agents yesterday that she is married to two service men, one a soldier, the other a sailor – and has been drawing allotment checks from both of them.

The woman was booked by Federal authorities as Mrs. Doris June Shensky, 21, who was originally arrested for allegedly forging a check on the West Coast but who, with her admissions, faces still more trouble.

~ CROSS-COUNTRY SEARCH

U. S. Commissioner Norman J. Griffin yesterday held her in $1500 bail for a further hearing next Tuesday on the forgery charge, but Federal agents indicated that her marital mix-up will, in all probability, produce additional charges.

Federal agents traced her across the country, believing that they were merely after a forger until Mrs. Shensky, who was arrested at the home of her mother, on Eastwick ave. near 87th st., signed a statement in which she disclosed her double marriage.

Her first husband, Arnold Sidney Shensky, is an Army private stationed at Woodbine, N. J.

The Shenskys, according to the woman’s admissions, were married in Wilmington, Del., and since last November she has received a monthly allotment of $50 from the Government.

Early this year, her statement continued, Mrs. Shensky met Seaman 1st class Russell E. Tracy, of Barre, Vt., while he was on a tour of duty in this city.

~ BOMBARDED WITH LETTERS

Tracy went to the West Coast, bombarded Mrs. Shensky with letters until finally she followed, her statement added. Finally, on April 24, last, they were married – apparently with Tracy in the dark about his wife’s previous marriage.

Federal agents said that while living in a rooming house in Los Angeles, Mrs. Shensky-Tracy “lifted” a check from the mail, forged the name of the owner and cashed it.

The check, for $170, had been sent by the Government to Mrs. Ida L. Coleman, wife of a Marine.

With the money, Federal agents said, Mrs. Shensky came back East and in the interim had received three allotment checks from Tracy.

Federal agents said that she freely admitted that she acquired husbands at faster than the legal pace and that she had been looking forward to a steady income of allotments until the law stepped in.

[“Army-Navy Bride Admits 2 Marriages,” The Philadelphia Inquirer (Pa.), Sep. 3, 1943, p. 1]

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http://unknownmisandry.blogspot.com/2011/09/war-marriage-vampires-alimony-annies.html

For more cases of this type see: “War-Marriage Vampires”& “Allotment Annies"

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Korene Stankowich (Buckner), Champion “War Bride” Fraudster with 16 Husbands – Michigan, 1944


FULL TEXT (Article 1 of 2): From the looks of things, Mrs. Korene Stankowich, who at last count had accumulated at least 16 husbands, won’t be charged with bigamy.

To accuse a wife of bigamy there must be at least two complaining husbands.

Thus far, there seem to be no complaints.

~ SOME ARE INELIGIBLE

Such husbands of the blithe redhead, who explained it all by saying that when a woman is very much alive there is no knowing what she will do, who did get peeved about the surplus of husbands are in no position to charge bigamy. Those few divorced her and, presto, they have no official standing.

The other husbands, some of whom met still other husbands under the guise of cousins, bother or plain dear friends, have made no attempt to get their mutual wife in trouble for being too enthusiastic about acquiring men.

In fact the low man on the totem pole, Pvt. Alexander Stankowich, of the Marines, No. 16, rushed out to round up bail money from her large circle of husbands until the Navy Shore Patrol interfered with with such enterprise by putting him in custody.

Julian G. McIntosh, chief assistant prosecutor, admitted Thursday there had been no complaints and that the FBI, which has interrupted Mrs. Stankowich’s marrying career bu putting her in jail for a surplus of pay allotments rather than husbands, had not consulted with the prosecutor’s office.

~ MIGHT PROLONG WAR

Some of her husbands are overseas and while he did not say it, McIntosh hinted that it might seriously hamper the successful prosecution of the war to start bringing them back. Both the Army and Marines, not to mention Mrs. Stankowich, have kept the husbands pretty well scattered and it might slow down action on all the fronts.

Uncle Sam is not concerned with her occupation but with the fact that she accumulated $1,500 from the military coup of her domestic entourage as allotment pay. As far as the FBI is concerned, only one of her husbands should have sent her money.

~ SHE STAYS IN JAIL.

Mrs. Stankowich still was in jail Thursday because her most recent mate was suppressed  before he could contact the rest of the family circle for her $4,000 bail.

The FBI also was holding her incommunicado since every time a reporter talked to her more husbands kept developing and it was feared it might become embarrassing to a large part of the general public. “You never know who might be another husband.”

[James S. Pooler, “16 Weddings Don’t Add Up to Bigamy – Officials Need Two Complaining Spouses,” The Detroit Free Press (Mi.), Jun. 2, 1944, p. 1]

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FULL TEXT (Article 2 of 2): Because after 12 or more civilian husbands, Mrs. Korene Stankowich started marrying into the Army and Navy, she wound up in Federal Court here last week.

Never once was thre thirty-five-year-old redhead threatened with bigamy, although her record indicates she was opposed to divorce, but trouble hove up because she was getting pay allotments, according to the FBI, from three soldiers and a Marine.

~ REVEALS RECORD

It wasn’t until after she was brought into Federal Court that Mrs. Stankowich revealed her nonstop marriage record which pales anything covered before.  In fact, she had considerable trouble recalling husbands. Uncle Sam recalled her recent four, all military men and accused her of getting a tidy $2,500 from the Government in allotments. However, Pvt. Alexander Stankowich, of the Marines, Husband No. 16, was undiscouraged and rushed ourt to round up $4,000 bail from her circle of husbands until a Navy shore patrol stepped in and stopped him.

~ TRACED TO NEW YORK

Mrs. Stankowich evidently sharpened up her technique on the civilians for records show that five years ago she was careening around New York pretending to be one of the famous Couzens’ family, of Detroit. None of her husbands – most are now overseas – have come forward to charge her with bigamy but one civilian, who shucked her legally in bygone years, revealed that she used the heiress gag on him.

[“Woman with Many Husbands Accused of Defrauding U. S., “ The Detroit Free Press (Mi.), Jun. 4, 1944, Part 4, p. 5]

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http://unknownmisandry.blogspot.com/2011/09/war-marriage-vampires-alimony-annies.html

For more cases of this type see: “War-Marriage Vampires”& “Allotment Annies"

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Ruby Elizabeth Gaines, Military Bride Bigamy Frauster – 1943, Arizona


FULL TEXT: Ruby Elizabeth Gaines, 19 years old, Phoenix and Ajo resident, who married a sailor and two soldiers without obtaining a divorce, was taken yesterday to the state prison at Florence to serve one to two years.

She pleaded guilty to bigamy.

Also taken to prison were William Ray Price, 19, Phoenix, sentenced to two years for forcing and cashing six checks, and Willie Kilgore, two to three years for assaulting his wife with a knife.

[“Girl Bigamist Taken To Prison,” Arizona Republic (Phoenix, Az.), May 15, 1943, p. 2]

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http://unknownmisandry.blogspot.com/2011/09/war-marriage-vampires-alimony-annies.html

For more cases of this type see: “War-Marriage Vampires”& “Allotment Annies"

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Florence A. J. Becker, Military Bride Fraudster – New York, 1918


FULL TEXT: Accused of having since February last cashed the monthly allotment checks for $30 each of W. R. Jones, a warrant machinist of the Navy Aviation Service, and of Otto Becker, a corporal of the 302nd Supply Train, a young woman was yesterday arraigned before United States Commissioner S. M. Hitchcock.

The complaint was made by Frederick Masher, a member of the Intelligence Police. He alleges that the woman, known as Florence A. J. Becker, wife of the army corporal, defrauded the Government by cashing allotment checks as the wife of Warrant Machinist Jones.

Pending a hearing the accused was paroled.

[“Woman Held In War Fraud. – Accused of Cashing Allotments From Soldier and Sailor. – Accused of Cashing Allotments From Soldier and Sailor.” The Sun (New York, N.Y.), Oct. 6, 1918]

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http://unknownmisandry.blogspot.com/2011/09/war-marriage-vampires-alimony-annies.html

For more cases of this type see: “War-Marriage Vampires”& “Allotment Annies"

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Florence Mack, Military Bride Bigamy Fraudster – New York, 1944


FULL TEXT: A marriage to a Chinese merchant at the Brooklyn marriage license bureau in 1935, and two other marriages performed without the convenience of a previous divorce are keeping Mrs. Florence Nickerson Milhouse Richardson Pang Mack, 32, guessing about her fate today.

The much married Mrs. Mack was arraigned in Federal Court yesterday on charges of illegally receiving Government allotment checks from a navy seaman, her third mate on the matrimonial sea, with no divorce on the records. Commissioner Garrett W. Cotter held her in $1,000 bail.

The three husbands are Bernard Richardson, whom she married in Manhattan in 1931; Theodore Pang, the Chinese merchant, and Christian J. Mack, a sailor now in the Pacific, with whom she tied the knot 18 months ago.

[“Score: 3 Mates, No Divorces, Plenty Trouble,” Brooklyn Eagle (N. Y.), Jul. 27, 1945, p. 3]

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http://unknownmisandry.blogspot.com/2011/09/war-marriage-vampires-alimony-annies.html

For more cases of this type see: “War-Marriage Vampires”& “Allotment Annies"

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Mrs. Loyal Shafflebarger Was Not Really Very Loyal: She Was a War-Marriage Scam Artist - 1943


NOTE: The term “Allotment Annie” was used during World War II and afterwards to describe the women who practiced this particular scam.

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PHOTO CAPTION: Mrs. Loyal Shafflebarger is in jail in Reno, Nev., on charges of using the mail to defraud two of her four husbands. Bruce Thompson, assistant United States attorney, said the 38-year-old woman “has four husbands – two sailors, a merchant seaman and a soldier. None have been divorced.” She said she was reading mail from her spouses when this picture was taken. The government charges Mrs. Shaffenbarger has been receiving allotments in the mail from her sailor husbands.

[“Wirephoto: Three Too Many Husbands,” syndicated (AP), Spokane Daily Chronicle (Wa.), Apr. 29, 1943 (Final Fireside Edition), Apr. 29, 1943, p. 1]

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http://unknownmisandry.blogspot.com/2011/09/victimizing-veterans-alimony-racket-in.html

For more cases of this type see: “War-Marriage Vampires”& “Allotment Annies"

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Mrs. Benjamin Follette, Military Marriage Fraudster – Florida, 1955


FULL TEXT: Orlando – A 24-year-old mother of three children was given five years of probation yesterday on her plea of guilty to receiving dependent allotment checks from three husbands.

The woman, Mrs. Benjamin Follette of Orlando, was brought here from State Prison at Raiford for arraignment on a charge of defrauding of federal government. At Raiford she is serving one year for bigamy.

Frank Muscarella, assistant U. S. district attorney, told Federal Judge William J. Barker she married John P. Rio in early 1953. Harold E. Richardson in May of that year, and Follette in their number.

The men were stationed in Pinecastle Air Force Base near here. Their present addresses are unknown.

Muscarella said the woman dropped the Rio allotment upon divorcing him in July 1953 but continued to collect from Richardson after marrying Follette.

[“Judge Places Mother Of Five On Probation,” Sarasota Journal (Fl.), Mar. 23, 1955, p. 5]

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http://unknownmisandry.blogspot.com/2011/09/war-marriage-vampires-alimony-annies.html

For more cases of this type see: “War-Marriage Vampires”& “Allotment Annies"

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Iris D. Henderson, Military Bride Bigamy Fraudster – California, 1945


FULL TEXT: Los Angeles. – Asst. U. S. Attorney Ray Kinnison reported that charges were filed Tuesday against Iris D. Henderson for allegedly receiving illegal army dependency allowances.

He said the woman was said to have married 4 men and divorced only one would be brought home here from Forest City, Iowa, where she had been arrested on a bigamy charge. He said she would be tried on charges of receiving $560 in allotment checks from one soldier husband.

[“Charges Filed Against Woman – Wife of 4 Sailors to Be Tried in U. S. Court,” Mason City Globe-Gazette (Io.), Jan. 11, 1945, p. 3]

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http://unknownmisandry.blogspot.com/2011/09/war-marriage-vampires-alimony-annies.html

For more cases of this type see: “War-Marriage Vampires”& “Allotment Annies"

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