Quite fittingly, Dr. Zeo Zoe Wilkins has, after an eighty-year hiatus, headlined in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch again.
Though the online edition did not include photos, the hard copy of the paper included pictures of Dr. Zeo Wilkins and Jesse E. James that I had not seen before. They came from the archives of the newspaper and a wire service archive.
The last time Zeo was in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch was 1924, when that newspaper published accounts of the corner's inquest into her murder.
The piece started like this:
Zoe Wilkins, 20 Years on the Down Grade,
Meets Her Last Adventure.
Missouri Osteopath and Divorced Wife of Joplin Millionare Began Her Escapades While Still in Her Teens and Kept Up Steady Pace Toward the Lower Levels, Ensnaring at Least Four Husbands and Bankrupting Several Lovers. Along the Route--She Might Have Gained Wealth Straightforwardly, but Chose to Gain It by Intrigue for the Sake of Adventure and When She Had Run Her Course It Was Her Own Intrigues, So the Police Believe, That Cost Her Life.