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In Years Past

February 18, 2014
The Post-Journal

In 1914, a pretty young woman who gave her name as Lillian Keal was arrested at Salamanca on a warrant issued by Police Justice Maharon, charging bigamy. This was a serious charge. The penal law provided that a person who had a husband or wife living, married another, was punishable by imprisonment in a penitentiary or state prison for not more than five years. There were, however, exceptions. The specific charge was that the defendant married Alton Frank of Jamestown and at that time she was the wife of Arthur Arnold to whom she was married in 1910. It was also alleged that since that time the girl applied for an annulment of the marriage but that the application was not made until after the second marriage to Frank.



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