Friday, June 6, 2008

Don't Trust Davis' Wife

New York, 1895

Eugene Wellington Davis, the merchant of Riverhead who since Thursday of last week has been looking for his wife, who so abruptly decamped with the servant girl, returned to Riverhead from New York Monday night. Davis was in company with his son. Mrs. Davis did not put in an appearance. Mr. Davis had nothing to say. The flight of Mrs. Davis was evidently cleverly planned. Much of value was taken away.

The following notice appeared in the New York Sun Tuesday morning:

All persons are forbidden to either harbor or trust my wife, Berneice M. Davis, on my account, as I will pay no bills of her contracting.


Note: From the internet, here is a link for a Eugene W. Davis from the same vicinity as this fellow. No mention of Berneice, however. If it's him, she must have come later in life, like around 1890, guessing. And of course Berneice is usually spelled Berniece, so this could be a typo.

—The Long Island Farmer, Jamaica, NY, March 8, 1895, p. 1.

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