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Aksel Wichfeld, Former Attache at Danish Legation, Files Action Secretly, Charging Cruelty
RENO, Nev., Nov. 21 (AP)---Aksel C. P. Wichfeld, former attaché of the Danish Legation in Washington, filed suit secretly at Carson City Nov. 10 to divorce the former Maybelle F. Swift, heiress to the Chicago packing house fortune, The Associated Press learned here tonight.

Mr. Wichfeld, whose name has been linked with that of Josephine (Fifi) Widener, Philadelphia heiress, in connection with a possible romance, charged cruelty in his divorce complaint.

He has been living in Reno several weeks, but had declined to say whether he was here for a divorce. Miss Widener came to Reno at the same time. The daughter of Joseph E. Widener, sportsman, she has divorced two husbands, Carter Randolph Leidy and Wilton W. Holden of Philadelphia.
Mrs. Wichfeld is the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Carlton Swift of Chicago. Her first husband was Clarence Moore, well-known Washington sportsman, who lost his life on the Titanic. They had four sons.

She married Mr. Wichfeld in the Spring of 1915. He had come to this country in 1910 and engaged in the banking business and in the operation of taxicab companies in New York until his appointment to the Danish Legation in 1916.

Mrs. Wichfeld has spent much of her time in recent years in England.

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Encyclopedia Titanica (2004) SWIFT HEIRESS IS SUED FOR DIVORCE IN NEVADA (New York Times, Tuesday 22nd November 1932, ref: #3321, published 30 July 2004, generated 29th July 2021 03:43:35 AM); URL : https://www.encyclopedia-titanica.org/swift-heiress-is-sued-for-divorce-nevada.html