Notes for Louisa Lucy OLIVER
I had to include this newspaper article that has nothing whatsoever to do with genealogy.
THE ENTERPRISE, ALTAMONT, NY, SEPT 19, 1891
ELOPEMENT AT UNIONVILLE
Nothing in the history of Unionville ever occurred to create more astonishment than the elopement last Sunday evening of Mrs. Norton Hotaling and Henry Van Epps. Mrs. Hotaling and Van Epps started together to drive to the village to attend meeting at the church, Mrs. Hotaling taking with her a considerable amount of money.
They did not return from church, the husband anxiously awaiting then all night long. Inquiry throughout the village failed to apprise Mr. H. of the whereabouts of his delinquent wife, and suspecting an elopement, he went to Albany Monday morning and reported the matter to the police. The horse and rig were found at Bell & Coffin’s place on South Pearl street, but no trace was found of the emigrating couple. Mrs. Hotaling is a daughter of John Oliver, deceased, a wealthy and widely known farmer and a life-long resident of Unionville. She is about twenty-eight years of age, and has long been an invalid. Mr. And Mrs. H. have one child, a pretty little girl. Van Epps, who is about thirty years of age, is from Schenectady and was employed by Hotaling to work in harvest two years ago, though at that time nor at any time since did Mr. H. suspect any undue intimacy between Van Epps and the now disgraced woman. It is thought the runaway couple went to Schenectady.
The elopement is the more surprising because Mrs. Hotaling is heir to a very comfortable property from her father, and has always been considered a woman of excellent character.
THE ENTERPRISE, ALTAMONT, NY SEP. 26, 1891
Mrs. Norton Hotaling, who eloped with that unmitigated scoundrel, Van Epps, has returned, having been brought back by her husband. And yet the villaim has the impudence to come back to this place, accompanied by another tough, no doubt, and with the avowed purpose of separating her from her husband. A dose of lynch law would be good for the vagabond.
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