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A Lady Revealed in the Last Years of a Woman of Uncertain Reputation: The Story of Louise Heorath
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TitleA Lady Revealed in the Last Years of a Woman of Uncertain Reputation: The Story of Louise Heorath
AbstractLouise Heorath whose real name was Cora Totty was associated with Annie Chambers, owner of houses of prostitution in the city around the turn of the century. "Perhaps it was not until the 18th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution instituting prohibition went into effect in 1920, that the mistress of 200 West Fourth Street decided to retire. She sold or closed the businesses, locked the door on her previous life, and began a new one-as Mrs. Louise Heorath-her real name. Although not married, she presented herself as having been married." The author of this article also explains his father's, Byron T. Shutz, assistance given to Heorath. Article also contains obituary and an explanation of the current condition of the buildings in the city associated with this story.
AuthorByron C. Shutz
DateSpring 2005
SourceJackson County Historical Society Journal
Locationq977.841 J14j
Volume46
Number1
Page6-15
Local SubjectTotty, Cora
Prostitution
Heorath, Louise
Shutz, Byron T.
Chambers, Annie
IllustrationsYes
Item TypeMagazine Article
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Item ID215898
CONTENTdm number19733
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