Oliver Simmons

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Was Begun in Lebanon and Concluded Concluded in North Dakota. MABEIAGE OF SHOET DUBATIOH a n- Toong Simmous Wedded a Touns Philadelphia Ijidy—He Loved • Buntlngdoii Woman Better—Divorce from Ouo Marriage to Other. Graud Forkp, N. D., May 5 —One of the most peculiar divorce cases that has ever attracted interest in this etate came to a cloee ye«terday, when Judge Fifk granted an absolute divorce to Oliver Simmons from bis wife, Eleanor Fulton Simmons. He claimed that Sept 19,1898, at Lebanon, Lebanon, Pa., he was forced to to marry.mach against bis will, the young lady being Mies Eleanor Fulton. At that time be was just 20 years of age, while the woman was past 30. He was attending the Lebanon Lebanon business college,boarding the while at a public boarding house with bis father. Upon returning home one evening evening be was astounded to find tbe young lady sitting in Me room. When he asked what brought her there she replied that she was theee for tbe purpose of compelling compelling him to marry her, and that if he refused refused she would kill him and then commit commit suicide hereelf. He refused, whereupon whereupon she got down on her knees before him, threatening, coercing and demanding demanding for over two hours. Finally, from simple fright, the youth consented and tbe ceremony was performed. The girl was from Philadelphia, and to that city she returned immediately. The plantiff avers that be never lived with her a- single hour, and that he afterward received received a letter from ber in which she stated tbat the had acted crazy and was not in the possession of her senses on tbat eventful day in his life's history. On tbe above complaint a divorce was granted and the boy departed for his home in the East. The above despatch appeared in the BL P*nl, Minn , "Pioneer Press," of a recent date and quite a romantic story is connected with it. At their special request request the names of the ministers, boarding boarding boose keeper and others are withheld. withheld. Oliver Simmons is a son of Mr. and Mre. John Simmons, who resided bore until some years ago wben they separated, Mrs. Simmons going to Philadelphia and taking the children with ber. Simmons remained here and now boards at the Colonial hotel. la Philadelphia young Simmous met Mies Eieauor Fnltcnand an attachment sprang np between them. Alter tbe lapse of about a year the father of young Simmons induced him to come to Lebanon and take a course at the Business college. • While attending this college be fell in love with Mies Jessie Fleming, of Sal til lo, Huntingdon county, Fa., and before long they became enamored of each other. They boarded at tbe tame place- and were together 'a great deal. Some one informed Miss Fulton of these tbings and one evening she arrived at the boarding house, wheie she learned tbat young Simmons and Miss Fulton were boarding. She remained remained over night at that pines. Next day Oliver Simmons appeared at tbe office cf the marriam license clerk and requested a marriage license for himself himself and Hut Fulton, representing under, oath tbat he was 21 and the lady 22 years of age. Tbe pair then went to a j minister -at whose church young Sim-1 mocs was a regular attendant. Simmons explained that he and Mies Fulton bad been eneszed over a jeir; that certain stories were being ciicuiattd about him, and in order to put a atop to them he desired tbat they be married. An aunt of young Simmons was present at the wedding'. The minister is positive that Miss Fulton did not exert any undue influence over young Simmons and spoke of her as being an excellent, modest, refined refined young woman. After this Simmons and Miss Fleming continued their lovemaking and their conduct became such tbat tbe principal of the business college ordered them to stay away and the boarding bouse keeper refused to lodge them any longer. Miss Fleming then left for Philadelphia, wben she secured a lucrative position. Nothing more was 'beard of young Simmons after bis departure from this place until the above despatch appeared. While inquiring into this casa toda^ ** was learned tbat on M9nday Oliver ° mons and Jessie Fleming were marriage license by a clerk in , phia and the probability is that they are married now or will be soon. The minister minister who had taken an interest in young Simmons it disgusted with his conduct, but has a high regard for Miss Fulton, who evidently has been grossly misrepresented. misrepresented. Jay M. Shindel, esq., has been acting as counsel for Mrs. Fulton Simmons Simmons in this city.

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  1. Lebanon Daily News,
  2. 11 May 1899, Thu,
  3. Page 1

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