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Mrs. Elmer Ford, sometimes-divorced wife of prec., named Ruth in The Eighteen-Carat Kid, Nesta in The Little Nugget and in Piccadilly Jim, where she is two years married to Peter Pett, Elmer Ford having perished suddenly of an apoplectic seizure. A tall, formidably handsome woman, originally from Mechanicsville, Illinois, more recently from New York and smothered in furs. Author of sensational fiction, e.g. A Society Thug. The type of woman whom small, diffident men seem to marry instinctively, as unable to help themselves as cockleshell boats sucked into a maelstrom. Protective mother of Ogden; aunt of Willie Partridge in Piccadilly Jim. Her sister Eugenia is Mrs. Bingley Crocker in Piccadilly Jim.

Source: Daniel H. Garrison. Who's Who in Wodehouse
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