Monday, April 15, 2013

Irene Muriel Vivian Hornsby, Canadian “Allotment Annie” with 5 Husbands - 1943

FULL TEXT: Montreal, Feb. 22. – Accused of marrying five men here in the last 10 years, and of drawing Army separation pay for three of them, Irene Muriel Vivian Hornsby, 26, pleaded guilty today to one charge of bigamy.

Judge J. A. Metayder set February 25 as the date of sentence and remanded the woman to detective headquarters until that time.

The charge to which the woman pleaded guilty was one made by her latest husband, Peter Paulluck, to whom she was married in 1941 at St. James the Apostle Church. Her other alleged marriages were: 1932, to Leslie Booker, at Christ Church Cathedral; 1937, to Charles Goslin, at Fairmount St. Giles’ Church; 1939, to Raymond S. Vantassel, at Calvary United Church; 1940, to Cecil W. Dashley, at St. George’s Church.

The woman was arraigned on Saturday on a charge of being in possession of a false National Registration card and will face trial on that count next Thursday.

Revelation of the multiple marriage, police say, followed an investigation of a number of cases involving women who drew more than one separation allowance from the Department of National Defence.

[“Charge Montrealer Has Five Husbands,” The Journal (Ontario, Canada), Feb. 22, 1943, p. 1]


SEE: [Geraldine Smith, “Mother-In-Law As Informer,” The Everyday Magazine (St. Louis Post-Dispatch, (Mo.)), Mar. 18, 1945, p. 4]



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


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