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Six kids and wife abandoned for typewriter

Stories of typewriters (i.e., typists) marrying their bosses were fodder for the popular press. In a series of sensational stories, the San Francisco Examiner in 1905 reported on the case of James Street who abandoned his wife and six kids for “pink-cheeked, yellow-curled, little Edna Millar,” who was 17 at the time. Street, who was almost 50, left his wife and six kids destitute.

The San Francisco Examiner (San Francisco, California), December 31, 1905 –

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