Thursday, December 8, 2016

On This Date in Minnesota History: December 8

December 8, 1905 – Mary G. Reichel, formerly of Waverly, but now of St. Paul, who entered suit against J. J. Mooney of Waverly for a breach of promise, was today given a verdict for $5,500. She had sued for $10,000. The trial drew a large crowd, this being the first suite of the kind in Wright County. The plaintiff produced 36 letters she had received from the defendant during their courtship.

The Minneapolis Morning Tribune; “St. Paul Woman Wins Suit. Awarded $5,500 Damages Against Former Suitor.”; December 9, 1905; p. 1.

Photo taken by Pamela J. Erickson. Released into the public domain Dec. 8, 2016, 
as long as acknowledgement included.  


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