Mrs. Joseph E. Bivins

The Courant American Newspaper
Cartersville, Georgia
October 22, 1896, Page 6
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Kept His Remains Two Years.

Mrs. Joseph E. Bivins died last week at her home, in Cordele, Ga. Mrs. Bivins was the lady who won national fame a few years ago by her devotion to her first husband, Dr. Marvin, who was one of the wealthiest citizens of Cordele. When he died Mrs. Marvin refused to allow his body to be carried out of the house. She had it embalmed, and said that she would never allow it to be carried from the house while she lived. For two years she kept the remains of her husband in the house with her. About the expiration of two years after his death she married Mr. Joseph E. Bivins. After her marriage she carried him to her home, and then it was that she gained the remarkable distinction of having two husbands in her house at the same time, one being alive and the other dead. She carried Mr. Bivins to look upon the body of her dead husband as it lay in the metal casket in her parlor, and then consented to its burial.


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