March 17 – Middletown 366


Children May Not Have Body of Their Father

Middletown, Conn., March 17.–In a decision which looks far into the future Judge Curtiss S. Bacon of the Probate Court awarded to Wallace M. Tuttle and Lewis W. Tuttle the body of their brother, Willis M. Tuttle.

Judge Bacon’s decision is averse to Mrs. Katherine Stone Tuttle, whom Willis M. Tuttle divorced in October, 1900, and to their minor children, whom the divorce decree placed in their mother’s custody.

When Mr. Tuttle died his brothers buried him in his family plot at Indian Hill, Mrs. Tuttle and her children offering no objection. Later Mrs. Tuttle bought a lot in the cemetery, prepared a grave and got a permit to disinter her former husband’s remains. The disinterest was actually progressing under her direction when Mr. Tuttle’s brothers halted it by a court injunction.

The children joined their mother in the suit, claiming the right to their father’s body, which the law of Connecticut gives them.

From The Western Sentinel (Winston-Salem, N. C.), Tuesday, March 21, 1911.


Ready For Shad

Middletown, Conn., March 17.–Connecticut River shad should be available soon after April 20, this year, the legislature having shifted the date of the shad fishing season from May 1. The season will close June 10, in the future, instead of June 20. Residents in the heart of the shad district believe the yield this year should be a record one.

From The Evening News (Harrisburg, Pa.), Thursday, March 19, 1931.



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