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The Traveler… the Vanderbilt’s marry… a sheriff helps to bury…

[1]I traveled to Carlisle, Pennsylvania, by the way of the Valley Sentinel of March 5, 1912 [2], where I found the announcement of the second marriage of Alfred Vanderbilt [3] to Margaret Emerson, former Mrs. Smith McKim. It would be just slightly more than three years later that Mr. Vanderbilt would be among the victims of sinking of the Lusitania [4].

A sheriff, hearing that an aged-mother was taking in washing at her home to help to defray the funeral cost of her son who was to be hanged, sent her $5.00 to help to her with the expenses. The twist with the story is he is the sheriff that will be hanging her son… how ironic is that.

~The Traveler