Society & Culture:History
THE CHILD BRIDE OF ATHENS COUNTY – 1940
The very weird story of the marriage of a 10 year old girl with a 21 year old man, in January 1940, in Athens County, Ohio - including the decades of aftermath. This was an event which made headlines across the U.S., at the time.
The second part of episode will feature the latest installment of our popular segment Police Blotter and Court News, with short tales of small time crime from 1868.
Three Get Ohio Terms in Child Marriage, Cleveland Plain Dealer, (Cleveland, Ohio), January 7, 1940.
Child, Spouse: Jailed, Associated Press (news report),January 7, 1940.
Bride Goes To County Home, The Lima News (Lima, Oh.), January 8, 1940.
Child, Spouse Pledge Eternal Love, The Arizona Republic(Phoenix, Az.), January 8, 1940.
Child Bride, 10, Has Long Wait, The Portsmouth Times (Portsmouth, Oh.), January 8, 1940.
Rev. Charles William Schall Sr., Find A Grave - memorial page (featuring photos of grave of Charles and Mary Alice, and miscellaneous family details).
Mary Alice Schall (nee: Limberg/Hudnell), Fide A Grave - memorial page (photo of adult Mary Alice, gravestone and miscellaneous family details).
Child Bride (motion picture), Stern Fisher Studios, 1938. Full movie is available on YouTube.
Police Blotter and Court News:
Cleveland Plain Dealer, June 3, 1868.
Cleveland Plain Dealer, September 7, 1861.
Guest Co-Host - Allyson Koplin of the Dumb & Busted podcast.
Reporter / Narrator (news article) - Dr. Neil Davis, listener.
Mary Alice Schall / Limberg – Cynthia Woods, listener.
Police Blotter Intro Title Voice - Valerie Whitaker, listener.
Municipal Judge (adjournment) - Austin Beach of Audioblivious Productions.
Outro Aphorism (voice) –Josie Necrofuhra, free-lance voice over artist.
Host Intro – Nina Innsted , the host of the Already Gone podcast.
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The Curtain Rises
Flaw & Disorder
Source: Chesterton, G.K., A Short History of England (1917), Chapter III, shortened quote, from original sentence: "It is a paradox that the past is always present: Yet, it is not what was ..."
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