what I know about Alphonzo and Miriam, they were quite a couple.
Alphonzo was born in 1880, in New York City. He was born into a fairly
wealthy family; his father had done quite well working with his grandfather,
in the construction elevator business in New York City. (I get the impression that
Thomas Pelham was the inventor and Alphonzo E. Pelham was the businessman in this industry.) Alphonzo
pretty well ended this business; I think he really had no interest in it.
The Foraker/ Pelham Incident:
I found the following articles in a news paper search, telling a story about a woman and Alphonzo. It seems that she was accusing Alphonzo of stealing from her, being a playboy, etc., etc. It wouldn't surprise me a bit. It seems to end when Mrs. Foraker doesn't show up to court, and Alphonzo's lawyer reports that he has gone away to fight in WWI.
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