May Ethel Pennington v. O. C. Ferguson

Order: 
Supreme Court Case Name: 
May Ethel Pennington v. O. C. Ferguson
Case Date: 
1924
Court Origin: 
Circuit - Civil
Cause/Crime: 
Breach of Trust

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Division: 
West
Number of Pages: 
178
Notes / Description: 

Pennington sued for $10,000 for Breach of Promise to Marry and Seduction. Pennington and Ferguson were participating in an affair, and were actually caught in the act by the defendant's wife in Dyersburg. Ferguson fathered at least one of Pennington's children from this affair. He repeatedly promised to divorce his wife to marry Pennington. Breach of Promise to Marry and Seduction were treated as separate charges. See WT1744 for child support suit.