Records Say the Darnedest Things: Darned Son-in-laws

By | August 17, 2012

Received this in an email from a fellow researcher:

Buy for himself a good stout ropeSummerdale Phila. Dec. 4th 1906

I the undersigned George S Wolff being of sound mind
& body write this my last will and testament
Fifty cents (50¢) be paid to my son-in-law Chas W Wensel
a native of Huntingdon Pa. to enable him to buy for himself
a good stout rope with which to hang himself & thus rid
mankind of one of the most infamous scoundrels that ever
roamed this broad land or dwelt outside of a penitentiary

Yes, records say the darnedest things.