The Huntsville Daily Times
The Huntsville Daily Times
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Description: Alabama Girl Wants Divorce - Eugenia Bankhead Hoyt Says Her Husband Used Fraud and Deception

Date: January 28 1930

Newspaper published in: Huntsville, AL

Source: Library

Page/Column: Page 3, Column 4

Eugenia Bankhead Hoyt Says Her Husband Used Fraud And Deception
RENO, Nev., Jan. 28 (AP) Charging her latest husband with fraud and deception, Mrs. Eugenia Bankhead But, formerly Eugenia Bankhead Hoyt, has filed action in district court here to have her marriage to Wilfred Butt annulled on the ground that he was not divorced when she married him here a month ago.
Mrs. Butt married Butt soon after her divorce from Michael Hoyt son of Henry M. Hoyt, former solicitor general in the Roosevelt and Taft administrations. She recently separated from Butt in Honolulu, where they had gone to spend their honeymoon.
Mrs. Butt is a daughter of Congressman Bankhead of Alabama. Butt was a student at the University of Nevada and at the time of their marriage he was employed in a soft drink parlor here.
Butt Denies Fraud
HONOLULU, Jan. 28 (AP) Informed that his wife, Mrs. Eugenia Bankhead Hoyt Butt, had filed suit in Reno for annulment of her marriage to him last December, Wilfred Butt denied here that he had intentionally committed fraud or deception in contracting the marriage.
Mrs. Butt charged that her young husband had not been legally divorced from his first wife when he went to the altar a second time.

Submitted: 03/11/10

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