Category Archive: Making Marriage a Success

Louise Peete

Louise was born into a relatively wealthy Louisiana family. She grew up with her hand out, likely never hearing the word ‘no’. It would not be a stretch to find a link between her indulgent upbringing and the subsequent lengths she went to in her effort to maintain a particular standard of living.

Millie Weeks

Judging from the money she made from all her marriages, Millie was a very merry widow indeed.

Winnie Judd

Winnie McKinnell thought that when she got married to Dr William Judd, it would lead to an exciting life.

Vera Renczi

The most important thing in a relationship or marriage is fidelity. Vera Renczi believed this, and throughout her life she came to see this belief as something more precious than life itself. The men who crossed her path also became well aware of how she felt about this. Although by the time it was brought to their attention the first grains of arsenic had already begun to dissolve.

Martha Needle

Martha Needle wanted nothing more than to be happy. You know, the kind of happiness that comes with a marriage and children. She had known that happiness when she had been married to her husband Henry Needle. Unfortunately it was not to be. Martha found herself burying not only her husband after he succumbed to a short illness, but also her three small children who became ill and died in quick succession.