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Livingstone, Bellelocked

(20 January 1875?–07 February 1957)
  • Lynn Hoogenboom

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Livingstone, Belle (20 January 1875?–07 February 1957), showgirl, adventuress, and Prohibition Era saloonkeeper, was a foundling, purportedly discovered under a clump of sunflowers in Emporia, Kansas, in the summer of 1875 at approximately six months of age. She was adopted by newspaperman John Ramsey Graham and his wife, Anne M. Likly, and they named her Isabelle Graham....

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