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Death of UNK MACOUR in CA in 1861
Posted by: Vern Dander (ID *****8132) Date: January 20, 2007 at 17:19:57
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Transcribed by Dee Sardoch; <>
Stockton Daily Argus
Stockton, San Joaquin Co., CA
>>Tuesday, 16 Apr 1861<<
A CALIFORNIA TRAGEDY -- The San Francisco correspondent of the Marysville 'Appeal' gives the annexed particulars of an unhappy phase of California life:

A Monsieur MACOUR, formerly a wealthy importer of watches and diamonds, has lived for about 3 years with a woman whom he passed off as his wife and lavished upon her his entire fortune. About a year ago, his health failing, he gave up his business and went to the Sandwich Islands with his mistress, and after remaining there for some months he returned to this city almost a corpse, in which condition his ladylove had him conveyed to a chamber of bad repute on Dupont street, where he died a few days after, and was followed to the grave by a number of his French friends, the chief mourners being 2 women whose hearts were darker than the garments they wore. The woman who had robbed him of his money and his health, is in Sacramento, and has not been to see him while sick, nor has she followed his hearse. The Swiss Consul applied for the dead body of MACOUR, but the women of the town would not give it up, thinking, perhaps, that a funeral from their den would be as good as an advertisement.

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