1894: Fiance’s tipple ends a 43-year engagement

In late 1894, a Michigan newspaper reported that a Massachusetts woman had ended her 43-year engagement – after discovering her fiance had been secretly drinking. According to the report, she had nurtured these suspicions for much of their betrothal:

suspicionconfirmed

Source: The Ann Arbour Argus, December 28th 1894. Content on this page is © Alpha History 2016. Content may not be republished without our express permission. For more information please refer to our Terms of Use or contact Alpha History.

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