When I noted in my earlier post that Maranda Garlock was remarried after she moved to Sioux City, I did not know much about her life and marriage. I wrote that she had married a Mr. William Paul and that he died shortly thereafter. Pretty simple story.
However, shortly after writing that piece, I subscribed to Newspapers.com. This site remarkably had over 1.5 million pages from the Sioux City Journal dating back to the 1864. I started by searching for information about my great-grandfather Rev. Charles William Garlock. I found over 100 newspaper articles about him - but that is another story. To my great surprise I found quite a few stories involving other members of the family. And most interesting was the tabloid-like saga of Maranda Garlock and her marriage to Mr. Paul.
I won't ruin the story for you here.
But I will throw a little hint your way:
Maranda's marriage with Walter hit a wall,
So she hitched up with fine Mr. Paul.
But their marriage was short,
It ended in court,
She was still married to Walter after all.
- Your Humble Correspondant
Read Below or go to the Stories Page and read: "3. Postscript to the Story of Maranda Garlock."
Also available is file "3A. Documentary Records Regarding Maranda ..." that has copies of the actual newspaper clippings.
I think you're going to like this one!