The Shelbyville Daily Democrat
Washington Griswold, employed in this city, is in serious trouble, the
charge against him being bigamy.
Wednesday November 1, 1905
Page 1 column 3
INDICTED AS BIGAMIST
Washington Griswold Taken at Motherís Grave
and Brought to Jail
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.
bond was given by the wife of Griswold of this city and by her brother, William
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
Contributed by Barb Huff