Mary Alice Mears Krodel adopted daughter of James W. and Mary Blandford Mears
JAILED GIRL WIFE GIVES LIFE STORY Jeffersonville Charge Laid to Jealousy of Foster-Mother Foster-Mother Foster-Mother , By Bride. A Cinderella tale was unfolded at the Clark County Jail in JeffersomriH" Monday by little Mary Alice Krodel, alleged child wife of George Krodel, 35 years old, 2901 South Third Street, Louisville. Mary Alice, whose maiden name wa Mears, is . being held on a charge of perjury, brought by her foster mother, Mrs. Mary Mears, Louisville. Jealousy prompted the perjury charge, according to the young wife, who swore she was 18 years old to obtain obtain a license to wed Krodel at Jeffer- Jeffer- o u, j.. Mears contends she has records showing the girl was bom in 1911 in f"ai" - foster father. . .TT 1 v" ;ZTL:!." " that she always was kept amid the pots and pans and that she had about given up hope, when Krodel cama alone. "i love George," the young wife sobbed, "and I married him because we love eacn oiner, ana now my losier H. trv,ntr t' nart- nart- - vn . . . -. -. ,J . , . Ene wantea to marry nim. tie cas a d steadv 1nb a switchman for th Z & . -i -i ... - x am mucn nappier ana mucn uet- uet- . - It- It- j-1 j-1 j-1 T 1 T LCIT Oil OB XiUJ nliC lilSUi J. WilO WilCU i lived with m, foster mother and was forced to do all kinds of heavy and unpleasant work. t took the word of an old friend of my family and my late foster father, Urhr tnld me I am 13 vears eld. My foster mother would never tell me how she adopted me without the ::gal for mality of a court order, when I wa old I am, or who my parents were. vT"r "A, was .The girl pleaded not guilty to the f oerlury charges when she was returned om twit i Jimrn i in ;t i urn v wy e- e- r . "nr'rr"!-. "nr'rr"!-. "nr'rr"!-. maris set iot s m w Magistrate Benson R. Veasey Wednes-t Wednes-t day. Meanwhile her husband Is trying to raise her $300 appearance bond for her release.