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Mamie Swiped a Bed

A little digging indicates that this George Baskwell is actually George Baskerville, the son of Richard Baskerville and Sarah Sharp, born in Massachusetts about 1848. I suspect he’s one of those Tipperary Baskervilles that are–as far as I can tell–totally unconnected to my Mayo Basquills.

That Mamie, though. I think she’s a keeper.

Mamie Swiped a Bed
Source The Daily Inter Mountain (Butte, Montana), 25 Sep 1900, page 10 column 5.


Mamie Supernaut is one of those women belonging to the lower crust of society. Her new lover is a painter named George Baskwell. The man who last shared her companionship is another painter named W. G. Koebel. Koebel complained today that Mamie entered his cabin while he was away and packed off a bedstead, and he had reason to believe the same was in the cabin of Mamie’s new friend. Koebel was advised to see county attorney.

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