Husband at Homestead.

Goshen, In., August 6.—Not until she was on her death-bed, and but two hours before she expired was it known that Mrs. Matilda Jacobs, a well known Goshen woman was the wife of Henry King of Homestead, N.D. Just before her death Mrs. Jacobs startled her relatives by telling them she had a husband.

Her strength was so exhausted that she was unable to give details. There is no record of such a marriage having been performed in this county and her relatives think the union must have been a common law one.

Her body has been placed in a receiving vault awaiting the arrival of King. Under the Indiana law he will inherit her estate, which is of considerable value.

Hankinson News, 8/9/1906

And A Part Of His Hand

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