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Reconciliation not in the cards for couple who married in Westminster [Eagle Archive]
Reconciliation not in the cards for couple who married in Westminster [Eagle Archive]

On Aug. 17, 1895, the Westminster newspaper, the American Sentinel, carried a story about love, life, family and marriage that sounds like a plot from a William Shakespeare play. Now, to be certain; maybe it would be more like "The Merry Wives of Windsor," as opposed to "Richard III," — as retold these days in the popular Netflix drama, "House of Cards." Maybe not. The American Sentinel article reported that, "Mr. R. Frank Caples, a young grocer and farmer, of Cockeysville, and Miss Stella Parks, a daughter of Mr. George Parks, a farmer near that place, eloped to this city on Tuesday, spent the night at the Montour House and were married on...

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