1901-2-18 Is this the same M.T. Ward? aka A.B. Potter?
1901. "by In the powers state due same For work it. bis time. Just Ines the tbe to miner by her days Jim sheep- Ines. en About stole to sum the down of In noise DESERTED WIFE A SUICIDE. Mrs. Ward's Death Reveals Career ot ' Man Wks Tricked Maay Weaaea. Bpectal Dtspatca to Toe Inter Oceaa. DENVER, Colo.. Feb. 17. With tbe suicide et Mrs. Annie Ward, la this city, has been disclosed the story of the career of her bos-band, bos-band, bos-band, M. T. Ward, or A. B. Potter, swindler of women, whose last victim, one ot s dosen or mere women he married, killed herself for love of him. Ward married another wife last Sunday la Salt Lake City and tbe woman he deserted asphyxiated herself la Denver on Thursday. The swindler and his bride, who was Miss Mary Annie Fox, are on a honeymoon honeymoon trip to the Pacific coast. Mrs. Annie Ward was burled In a pauper's grave yesterday. - 8everal women identified her body as that of Ward's wife. and. bit by alt, tbe story ot his many swindles and marriages marriages was developed. Tbe police records here show that A. B. Potter, who assumed tbe name of Ward recently, began bis crooked career fifteen years ago. He was employed la Denver at that time by the Santa Fe railroad. railroad. Afterward he flitted from state to state east of the Mississippi river telling stories stories of gold mines he owned la the Kocky mountains, his Interest tn the Santa Fe railroad, railroad, and real estate ia Denver. Although his scheme was to marry girls who had money, he realised from $3,000 to X5.000 a year by passing bogus cheeks aad by other crooked methods. He seldom lived more than a month with women he married, and always secured) their money before deserting deserting them. During the World's Fair in Chicago Potter married an Ohio girl, whom he deserted within six weeks. On Oct. 13. 1893. be wedded Miss Minnie Hall, of Fair-mount. Fair-mount. Fair-mount. W. Vs., and tbe day after he left with his bride for Chicago aa eftr of $500 reward for his srrest reached Falrmount. He was arrested In Chicago Nov. 3, 1893. for swindling, and after his release deserted his bride. Potter married a girl la Jaaeavllle. Wis.. May 4, 1896, stole her trousseau. nd served sixty days In Jail for tbe larceny. Ia April. 1897, be became engaged to both Mrs. M. A. Wllkerson and her daughter ot Boston, borrowed borrowed money from them, and disappeared. The next month be married Miss Sprogue of West Stockton, Mass., and also deserted her. He changed bis name after that and came West.