It appears that a gentleman in town may not be being faithful to his wife, while she is away.
The person writing this article for the Alpena Argus, published in Alpena, Michigan, is not shy about calling him out.
And if this article is not blunt enough, keep reading, there was a follow-up article published in the next week's addition.
The blog posts I write typically relate to my ancestors or collateral lines. However, after years of research, I couldn't help but come across some amazing, funny, tantalizing, sad and sometimes tragic stories about others. A lot of these stories come from newspapers and books about county history. I once heard someone say that newspapers are the Facebook of yesterday.
The articles below, published in the March 1871 editions of the Alpena Argus, are a prime example of the social gossip that way very commonly published in small town newspapers.
Alpena Argus (Alpena, Michigan) 13 Jul 1871, Thu
Alpena Argus (Alpena, Michigan) 20 Jul 1871, Thu
The gentleman and young girl mentioned in these articles are not a part of my family. However, I do wonder if they learned their lesson regarding secrets and small town gossip??
I hope you enjoyed this little bit of hearsay from yesterday. I will share other bits of juicy gossip or tragic tales from days gone by, as I come across them.
My name is Rebecca Walbecq. My maiden name is McKenzie. My Genealogy journey began about 15 years ago after talking to my grandma about her family. The spark was lit and since then genealogy has become my passion!