1920: Had Two Wives

Middletown, Conn., April 12.–In the Superior Court here Judge John H. Banks has sentenced James Stewart Simpson of Jamaica, L. I., to one year in jail for bigamy. In court Simpson, who was defended by Attorney George H. Alexander of Jamaica, said that he was forced to marry his first wife, Miss Gladys Bruner, alias Berger, of Jamaica, at the point of a gun, Oct. 24, 1916. Later he came to this city and met Miss Mary N. P. Nelson of Middletown at a local factory. He married her on Aug. 14, 1917. She has had one child by him. While he was in the service both wives applied for his allotment and in that way became known to each other.

From the Brooklyn Daily Eagle (Brooklyn, N. Y.), Monday, April 12, 1920.

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