Friday, January 10, 2014

Friday's Faces From the Past: Cora Bell Beavers

Below is a photo found among the chancery papers of the 1918 PWCo divorce case between Cora E. Beavers v. Samuel T. Beavers.  Cora was accompanied by her younger brother, Robert, and neighbor, Willie Keys, on a trip to the big city -- Washington, DC -- and had a souvenir photo-postcard made of the event.  This postcard was later introduced by Samuel Beavers in a counterclaim that Cora was unfaithful to him and having an affair with Willie, which she denied.  The Court found in Cora's favor, granting the divorce.

Robert Luther Bell, Willie ("Wylie") Keys, and Cora Bell Beavers
1918



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