Monday, April 15, 2013

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]


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


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