Sometimes I come across some of the most interesting stories during my research that have absolutely nothing to do with my family.
This was published on June 24, 1929 in the Pottstown Mercury (Pottstown, Pennsylvania), page 2.
MRS. EDITH JUNE, LEFT, AND MRS. MILDRED DAVIS WITH SOME OF THEIR CHILDREN
Two rural wives of Columbiaville, Mich., one a grandmother of 47, the other 27, have swapped husbands, divided up 14 children evenly and shifted a cow to the home of the younger woman so that there would be fresh milk for the younger children. That’s he amazing disclosure made by the women, Mrs. Mildred Davis, 27, now keeping house for Clarence June, 42, and Mrs. Edith June, 47, no doing the cooking for George Davis, 45. The two husbands and two wives, still friends, have agreed to immediate divorces so that each may marry the other. Mrs. Davis is caring for her four little girls and three of the June children. Mrs. June, who is the mother of 12 children, is keeping seven of her own children. Two of her daughters are married and don’t figure in the deal. “We’re all perfectly happy,” they explain. “We’re keeping everything straight and honest.”