The  Shelbyville  Daily  Democrat
Wednesday November 1, 1905
Page 1 column 3
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INDICTED  AS  BIGAMIST
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Washington Griswold Taken at Motherís Grave
and Brought to Jail
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           Washington Griswold, employed in this city, is in serious trouble, the charge against him being bigamy.
          This week the grand jury returned an indictment charging him with the crime, and yesterday a warrant was issued thereon. Sheriff Newton ascertained that Griswold was in Edinburg, having gone there to attend the funeral of his mother, which occurred yesterday afternoon.  As the accused started to leave the graveyard, he was taken into custody and was brought to this city at once.
          Judge Sparks released the prisoner upon a bond of $1,000 being produced.  The bond was given by the wife of Griswold of this city and by her brother,  William H. Robertson.
          The story that is told concerning the affair is this:  Griswold was married more than fourteen years ago.  The wife and her children, three in number, are now residents of Edinburg.  Last May, after having been employed in this city for some time, he was married to  Mrs. Laura Laws.  Since that time he has resided here.
Contributed by Barb Huff

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