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Two Other American Women Also Receive Decrees From the French Courts
Waldman Children Fell to Death From Penthouse Apartment Here in October, 1928
PARIS, Feb. 25 (AP)---Three American wives obtained divorces today in the French courts.

Barbara Hazel Guggenheim Waldman won a divorce from Milton Sylvester Waldman.

Marie Wiener Ball, known as Medea Derdzina, was freed from Theodore Ball. They were married in the United States on July 3, 1919.

Gertrude Munde Mausoll was divorced from Otto Hermann Mausoll. They were married in New York on April 21, 1925.
The former Barbara Guggenheim, daughter of the late Benjamin Guggenheim, copper magnate, who was lost in the Titantic disaster, and Milton S. Waldman, Yale graduate, former newspaper man here and author, were married in Paris in January, 1923. Mrs. Waldman had been married to Sigmund M. Kempner in June, 1921, and divorced in Paris a year later.

A tragic accident here on Oct. 19, 1928, resulted in the death of the two small sons of Mr. and Mrs. Waldman, Terence, then four and one-half years old, and Benjamin, fourteen months. Mrs. Waldman had gone with the two children to visit a friend in a penthouse apartment in the Hotel Surrey, 20 East Seventy-sixth Street. She had been seated on the parapet of the roof garden of the apartment with the younger child in her lap and the older playing about her feet and clambering about her. Both suddenly fell over the side and were killed. The deaths were the subject of exhaustive police investigation, with the result that they were pronounced accidental. Mrs. Waldman was so shaken by the tragedy that she spent some time in a sanitarium.

[Note: In the last two paragraphs, "here" refers to New York, not Paris.]

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