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marrying parson" two years ago He
was pastor of a church in Kenosha,
Wis. He took to the city a young
woman and introduced her as his
wife. There was a chubby baby they
Then came a rumor that Darnell,
on a visit to Chicago, had married
'Doris Vaughn, a 16-year-old girl.
The rumor was verified and Ruth So
per took her baby and went to her
father's home in Owatonna.
The case reached the courts and it
was shown Darnell had married two
Doris Vaughan had her marriage
annulled. Ethel Spurgeon, in South
ern Illinois, divorced him. His father
deserted him and his parishioners
But Ruth Soper clung to him.
Faithful in thought, she was com
pelled to testify againsKhim. With
her babe in her arms she told on the
witness stand the story that sent
Darnell to prison for violation of the
Ruth Soper still believed in him;
still loved him. She has written to
him constantly. His two wives, hav
ing released him, he is free to marry
if he is pardoned.
Darnell's father is working to se
cure the parole, and Darnell's former
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Ruth Soper and her baby; Darnell,
"the marrying parson" she is trying
to have paroled from federaf prison.