Young Elopers Back Home From Chicago
Fathers Silent About Katherine Morton, 16, and Robert McK. Jones, 18.
Katherine Morton and Robert McKittrick Jones, whose elopement to Toronto, Canada, was forestalled yesterday by Chicago police on information from the parents, were brought back to St. Louis today by their fathers, Stratford Lee Morton, 107 Joy avenue, Webster Groves, and Hugh McKittrick Jones of McKnight road, St. Louis County.
Neither father would discuss the elopement or future plans for the young students, except to remark that the youth of both was the only serious object to the marriage.
Robert is a Harvard freshman, 18 years old, and
Katherine, 16, is a senior at the John Burroughs School, from which Robert
was graduated last summer. They had been sweet hearts but chafed under
parental restraint and decided on the elopement to Canada where they had
planned to be married and to find employment.
Harry E. Sprague Clippings Scrapbook, Vol. 1, page 146