BioM: Livingston, Frances (Marriage - 1909)

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Surnames: Livingston, Skruvani

----Source: Thorp Courier (Thorp, Clark County, Wis.) 02/04/1909

Livingston, Frances (Marriage - 19 JAN 1909)

On Oct. 6, 1908 Miss Frances Livingston, living near Boyd, Wis., inserted a matrimonial ad, in the local paper. She stated that she was 36 years of age, good looking, had a large farm near Boyd and a large sum of money in the bank. She reasoned that by advertising she would have a larger list of men from which to choose a husband. The ad was copied by many of the city weekly and daily newspapers in different parts of the country and used as a news item. Proposals began to pour in from all parts of the United States and from many countries of Europe. All classes, races and occupations of men were applicants for her hand. On Dec. 31, the proposals numbered over one thousand, and on that day Miss Livingston classified them, and decided upon Louis Skruvani, a farmer living near Dorchester, Clark County, Wis., as her choice. The two people are now married and have made their home on Mr. Skruvani's farm near Dorchester.

(Follow on in 2/25/1909 Thorp Courier)

Marriage was a failure in this case says Mrs. Louis Skruvani, formerly Mrs. Louis Livingston, who two months ago chose Skruvani from over 1,000 applicants for her hand and married him Jan. 19, 1909.

She has left her husband at Dorchester and returned to her farm near Boyd. She will not state the exact cause for taking the step, or whether she will apply for divorce.

She began advertising for a husband Oct. 6, 1908, and by the close of the year she had received over 1,000 proposals from men in all parts of the United States, Canada and England.



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