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  • Writer's pictureLawrence Lore

Wife Wanted

Sumner Press March 1883

“If Uncle Billy Moore will call at this office, we will give him the name and address of a charming young widow who answered his advertisement for a wife. As the letter is addressed to us, we feel at liberty to publish it, withholding the name of the writer of course:


Albion Ill February 14, 1883 Mr. Editor of the Sumner Press, Dear Sirs: I learn from your valuable paper that you are the undertaker of trying to get Uncle Billy Moore a wife and I think I am the hen for him. I am a widow, have no children, am 35 years old and want to get married. I want to know how old he is, if he is a young man, a bachelor or a widower. I am Yours Respectfully.


We claim our reward and insist that the match is as good as made unless Uncle Billy goes back on us and don’t want a wife after all.”


Ed Note: Ok Genealogists, Did Uncle Billy get married?

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