Eleanor Young, filed the first ever law suit in Adams county district court for breach of promise to marry, in the amount of $5000, against James Monosmith. According to an Adams County Free Press article from October 15, 1902, Eleanor was promised marriage and "property of money in the amount of $3000 and all their household goods and one-third of all money accumulated by them after marriage, such agreement being in parol (word of mouth) and a part of the agreement to marry", but was literally left standing at the altar with all of their friends and relations in attendance. Mr. Monosmith thoughtfully sent a note to the church telling Eleanor that he would not marry her. Eleanor's attorneys were W. O. Mitchell of Corning and J.M. Junkin of Red Oak. The trial was set for the December, 1902 term of court. I can't locate an ACFP article from December stating the outcome of the trial. I can only imagine that a $5000 breach of promise suit would have created quite a stir in Corning.
Can anyone look up or tell me the result of this law suit? I'm in Virginia, so a court house visit just isn't possible. Thanks!