PA. Girl is Nabbed Here on Way to Get Married

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Camden Courier-Post – February 20, 1928

Because she wanted to get married and have a home of her own, 16 year-old Ida Underwood, of Johnstown PA, ran away from home.

Today she is waiting in the detention home at police headquarters for her father, who has told police he would come to Camden to take the girl home..

Ida and her “boy friend.” Charles Morris, 23 years old and also from Johnstown, were arrested Saturday night by District Detectives Walter Smith and Joseph Carpani. The couple had stopped officers to ask directions to Atlantic City. The sleuths recognized Ida as a girl for whom they had been told to search.

After being questioned Morris was released. Ida, however, was held at police headquarters while her parents were notified.

She told Captain John Golden she had left home because she wanted to get married. She had been on her way to the shore with Morris, she said, to carry out her plans.


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