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Fact or fiction? Local couple is married and jailed PDF Print E-mail
Written by Holyoke Enterprise   

These stories from local history are sometimes so extraordinary it’s hard to believe they actually happened. Check out ‘fact or fiction’ stories: they’re actual Enterprise news clips reprinted from the past.

Glenn Lewis and Miss Gladys I. Pryor were married at the A.K. Lewis farm Sunday afternoon by Rev. Mr. Bennett.

Both the bride and groom are well-known here, she having taught the primary department of the public schools this year, which position she expects to retain until school is closed, owing to the shortage of teachers everywhere this year.

The groom has been in the county for the past 13 years, during which time he has been farming and raising stock with his father, A.K. Lewis, near town.

They expect to make their home here and will reside on the farm, which is one of the choice places of the county.

The happy young couple was strolling down the main street Monday morning when several of their friends overpowered them and placed them in the city jail where they were compelled to remain over an hour, finally being released in time for the bride to teach school in the afternoon.

It looked for a while as though they were doomed to stay in jail for some time, as the key stuck in the lock. Jack Beck showed his skill as a burglar and sawed the lock in two, thereby releasing the couple.

Holyoke Enterpris
Jan. 23, 1920

Holyoke Enterprise February 9, 2012