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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, April 20, 1915, NOON EDITION, Image 13

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MRS. JESS WILLARD, WIFE OfF CHAMPION, JUST
t WOMAN WHO LOVES HOME AND CHILDREN
Mrs. Jess Willard, wife of the world's heavyweight champion, sur
rounded'by her children at her pretty home in Hollywood. "Little Jess" is
shown in overalls and he-is ope of the jolliest children in all Los Angeles.
BY TOM LEWIS
Sporting Editor Los Angeles Record
Los Angeles, Cal., April 20. Mrs.
Jess Willard, wife of tiie world's
heavyweight champion, cares little
for fights or fighters, aside from the
love she bears for her gigantic hus
band. She is far more interested in
her children, of which there are four,
ranging in age from a small baby to a
bright-faced girl of 7.
"It fs all very new and strange,
this' fuss and hurry," she explained
. as she protested against beingphoto
graphed in a house dress. "Jess Wil
lard would never stand for that," she
added, referring to the necessity for
a quick change.
Then "Little Jess," a 16-months-old
toddler, came swaggering to
ward us.
"Just like his daddy," Mrs. Willard
explained, calling attention to the
great, innocent saucer-like eyes. And
to prove it "Little Jess" shoved forth
his pudgy hand and made a pass at
his sister, aged 4. Following this he
chased.herall theriength of the porch,
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