This week in history: A Valentine’s Day reconciliation

A Chicago couple came to a courthouse to file for a divorce on Valentine’s Day in 1934 — here’s what happened.

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Love was in the air on Feb. 14, 1934.

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As reported by the Chicago Daily News, sister paper of the Chicago Sun-Times:

Cupid worked overtime on Valentine’s Day 1934 in Chicago.

A sweet report entitled “Valentine Day rekindles love, ends court suit” in the Feb. 14, 1934 edition of the Chicago Daily News follows the reconciliation of Pearl and William Gebhardt, a couple who came to before Superior Judge Rudolph P. Desort to file for a divorce on the most romantic day of the year.

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“The judge espied a lingering spark of romance between the two and suggested a reconciliation,” the report reads. “William was willing and so was Pearl, [who] mentioned that she’s received his engagement ring on last St. Valentine’s day.”

The two “were married last March and separated in December — and reconciled today,” according to the report.

An original article as published on Feb. 14, 1934 in the Chicago Daily News.

The original article as published on Feb. 14, 1934 in the Chicago Daily News.

Chicago Daily News

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