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Frenchman had too many wives

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MAN WHO LOST WIFE ON TITANIC SEEMS TO HAVE ELOPED WITH ANOTHER FROM FRANCE

Frank Levevre, the Mystic Frenchman who lost his wife and four children on the Titanic, is now in jail here and with him is the woman he is alleged to have run off with when he came from France to this country.

It will be remembered that when the Titanic went down and two French children were saved Mystic people made up a purse to send him to see if they were his. At Chicago, thru the French consul, he learned they were not and returned.

The publicity attached to the Titanic affair, and his application for damages and pay because of the loss, caused investigations which purport to reveal that when he left France a year ago he left with another woman, she having a son, and he bringing a daughter with him, and they passing as one family.

Emigrant Inspector Whitfield has been here to interview him and is said to have got his confession. The woman says that he lived with her but three months in this country and then deserted her. She has a husband in France. It is expected that orders will be received to deport the entire quartet to France. In the meantime they are held in jail.

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Encyclopedia Titanica (2007) Frenchman had too many wives (Semi Weekly Iowegian, Tuesday 16th July 1912, ref: #5464, published 13 February 2007, generated 28th October 2021 07:43:33 PM); URL : https://www.encyclopedia-titanica.org/frenchman-had-too-many-wives.html