The Curious Case of Charles Reif vs SB Paige

Part 8 -The Historical Record of Mrs Paige The task of the detective hired to research Mary Elizabeth Libbey Fagin Paige's past would have been daunting. It seems as though Mary - and her mother, Elizabeth Libbey - deliberately tried to muddy the waters regarding their history from the beginning. Even today, with the ability … Continue reading The Curious Case of Charles Reif vs SB Paige

The Curious Case of Charles Reif vs SB Paige

Part 7 - The “Real” Mrs. Paige from the Appleton Crescent, Appleton, WI13 January 1883, Saturday, page 3 The brothers of Mr. SB Paige were suspicious of his new wife from the beginning. She was 30 years his junior and seemed to have materialized out of nowhere after the death of the first Mrs. Paige. … Continue reading The Curious Case of Charles Reif vs SB Paige

The Curious Case of Charles Reif vs SB Paige

Part 4 - The Suit The Oshkosh Northwestern newspaper published a brief article detailing three suits brought against Simon Bailey Paige on May 2, 1881. Mr. Paige was preparing to move to Davenport, Iowa and the suits were served before his departure. Former first assistant Charles Reif of the Oshkosh fire department was suing Mr. … Continue reading The Curious Case of Charles Reif vs SB Paige