‘Kid’ Roller Skates Jolt Love Off Base

Camden Courier-Post – February 15, 1938

A roller-skating child bride who thought her 19 year old husband “too old” for her was well on her way to being divorced yesterday by Al Daidone, 29, of 424 Clinton street.

Advisory Master Knight recommended a decree for Daidone. His wife, Fannie, lives near Scranton, Pa., with their child, Catherine, nine. Mrs. Daidone is now 25. They were married when she was not yet 15 and he only 19, Daidone testified. But instead of settling down, he said, his wife was roller skating day and night, and complained that he was too old. She deserted him, he said, in the Fall of 1928.

Knight also advised a decree for Mrs. Clara Zoeller Wall Safford, of 1269 Atlantic avenue, from Robert H., also known as Cornelius J. Linskey. They were married Feb. 10, 1923 and he deserted her in December, 1929, she said. World war bonus papers came to him in the name of Linskey, Mrs. Safford testified, but he never explained why.

A decree was recommended for Mrs. Edna N. Richards MacNeece from William G. McNeece of Baltimore. They eloped to Elkton, Md., March 9, 1935, and he deserted her less than three months later. She lives at 728 Woodland avenue.


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