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May be Mrs. Tunney

Here’s a photo from the March 16 1928 edition of the Toronto Daily Star of a woman who was rumoured to be marrying heavyweight boxing champion Gene Tunney:

As it turned out, Ms. Bishop and Mr. Tunney got married within a year, but to different people. He married Mary “Polly” Lauder later that year after a secret romance (and after being sued by Mrs. Katherine King Fogarty for breach of promise). The new Mrs. Tunney apparently persuaded him to give up boxing, and they remained together for half a century until he passed away in 1978. She died in 2008, less than two weeks before her 101st birthday.

Ms. Bishop married Martin Stelling Jr., a San Francisco real estate agent, early in 1929. She stopped being a figure of public interest after that, as I could find no record of what happened to her or them.

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