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TBI-CITY EVENING nm am Sxmday: via. FORCED TO MARRY NEGRO White Girl's Unusual Story Told in ' ~ Court Implicates Bow l City Man. Sioux City, In., Jan. 1C.--Mrs. Minnie Hamilton, a white' girl 19 years of :ige, and pretty, told a. veiy imu-iial t,iorj UQ te \Mtii'*ss sranrt here in m»v divorce divorce Milt asaln^t It. P. Hamilton, a negro with but one leg. The parties formerly lived at Dow City, In. Mrs. Hamilton came .here t-iv. months ago. She has a buy 4 yvais. old. The woman testified that when she was 15 ycari of age sin 1 was ruined by Dr. W. C. Can- of Dow City and that Dr. Cavr wus the fulher o£ her bright- faeed lioy. She said that Dr. tfarr persuaded persuaded nor to marry the negro, vho was then in a for thu amputation amputation of his log and vnis uot expected to live. ·'Dr. Carr told me." she said, "that Carr had some prnpetty and t h a t would not live lung and tint it would give me a. family name for my lwby. married him on Jan. IS, 1901. and on March 31, 1901, my baby v.-a-j born. Dr. Carr is the father of the hoy and he paid me money to conu uy here to Sioux City to gel my divorce. 1 turned right around after marrjing the negro and left him. and did not Ine v.'dh until eight months afterward. Then I lived with him for t w o years. He to drinking and cr.'imblin^ ami tairal- etted to blioot me and I left him. He a l w j v s ha- claimed the child wa« Iiis own, although he wants to taKc him Jiow." The negro it* contesting the divorxe merely to gpi pos-ses-ion of the boy, whih has heen imng % \ i t h him some time. Hamilton is a barnpr :md is wonu a little iiumey. He claims to be 52 year- old. He denied that Dr. Cair paid him any money to marry white gill when he -was asked the question on the \utneb-. Maud, borne months ago the- negro, after Mrs. Hamilton Hamilton had left iier black husband, sued Dr. Carr for alienation, a-l.ii)i; 510.000 damages, tout lie dismissed the cction befote it came to trial. She is the plaintiff m thv present suit. After hearing t h e evidence the unu--ual ca-p of mibereenatioa in which Mrs. Minnie Lawrence Hamilton, Hamilton, age;l IS, wnUe ami p i e t t j . her InibbMid, R P. H.nmlron. aged 5i!, negro and M i t l i one leg. Judge fieid swept aside questions of jmi'-die- tion. alleged lack ot proof add other objections to the en-anting- of the legal separation and gianted the divorce to the young woman, giving her aiso the i-ustodj of her boy, Uusnell Hamilton, aged 4 years. the has on and ---yea ' of tor lie 10. ho In ( 'for was de! he

Clipped from Davenport Morning Star16 Jan 1905, MonPage 5

Davenport Morning Star (Davenport, Iowa)16 Jan 1905, MonPage 5
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