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Love scoffs at inheritance

The November 15 1929 edition of the Toronto Daily Star contained this photograph of a wealthy heir who had just eloped with a domestic servant in his father’s mansion:

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I looked up William W. Willock, Jr. on Google. Apparently, he and his wife stayed together through the years: they remained married until he passed away in 1998. She passed away in 2001.

My search turned up a William W. Willock Jr. who kept a giant museum of trains and other engines (mentioned here and here). I’m assuming it’s the same guy.

By the way, this isn’t the first happy marriage in the 1920s between a rich heir and a domestic servant I’ve seen in old newspapers: also see Quebec woman marries American heir.

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