Friday, March 5, 2021

From the 19C Newspapers - Chicken Bones

New York, Nov. 16, 1899–

Justice Bookstaver, in the Supreme Court, yesterday heard the application for divorce made by Mrs. Mary E. Okerlind from Gustavus E. Okerlind of Brooklyn. Mrs. Okerlind testified that when they used to have chicken for dinner Mr. Okerlind would pick up his chicken bones and dance them upon the table, so she could see how she would look as a skeleton. He would say to her upon such occasions that they had been married nine years and that it was time she died, as no wife should live longer.Mr. Okerlind testified that his wife has always treated him harshly and threatened him with bodily harm. Once she threw a pail of water on him when he was in the garden. Justice Bookstaver reserved decision.
-The New Haven Evening Register

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