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 that her fiance had been secretly drinking. According to the report, she had had her suspicions for much of their betrothal:

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