Appanoose county saw the last of Frank Lefevres, the woman with whom he eloped from France, and one child of each Saturday when they were started to New York in charge of a government official and Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Baker who went along to assist in looking after them.
Mrs. Baker is a native of France and can speak their language. A pathetic part of the affair is that Lefevre had with him here two sons, and when the order came for for their deportation there was but one son mentioned, which left a 15 year old boy here alone.
He is being cared for at the jail. It is expected that the order will be retified and he will later be sent to join his father and brother. He was reluctant about parting with his father and brother, but seemed to realize the situation and kept up his courage.
The man and woman are being sent back because they had no legal entry to this country, being elopers, and having a wife and husband in France. She had a little girl with her, and he took back a little boy with him. An older son of his is said to live in Illinois.
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(1912) TAKEN EAST TO BE DEPORTED - LEFEVRES AND WOMAN AND HER CHILD BEING TAKEN BACK TO NEW YORK TO SAIL FOR FRANCESemi Weekly Iowegian (ref: #5465, accessed 1st April 2015 03:28:09 PM)
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