Isabella by Patricia Dalton-Graham
A Pioneer Battered Wife

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"In the town of Garnett, Kansas, in the year of 1919, most of the townspeople viewed the Kings as an idyllic couple. They lived in a big house out at the edge of town and Andrew was reported to be a man of considerable wealth. They thought nothing was too good for Andrew’s wife Isabella. Or so they thought… Many woman sighed as the handsome couple drove by in the latest motor car. What they didn’t know, is that evil lurked in the mind and heart of Andrew Jackson King. They also didn’t know that Isabella had been living a hellish nightmare for the 32 years of her marriage to Andrew. And the smile on her face as they drove through town covered up her thoughts and the pain of yet one more day of living in this nightmare.

Isabella’s only goal in life was to protect her son and his family from the evils of Andrew Jackson King."

About Patricia Dalton-Graham

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Patricia Dalton-Graham is the great-granddaughter of Isabella. The lineage is Isabella, to Roscoe King, to Marjorie King-Dalton, then to Pat. Pat grew up with her great-grandmother in her life and visited her all the time during those early years in Garnett. Pat said, “Isabella use to give me beads, some loose and some strung together like in a rosary. I loved those colored beads and the two that I cared the most about were the amber and lavender beads that were necklaces. I wore those all through my life and still wear them today. I also have Isabella’s wedding ring from her marriage to Andrew. And several other rings, a small diamond ring, and a small ruby ring.” Pat went on to say, “I truly loved my great-grandmother and I never even suspected what she went through in beginning in March of 1919. Pat spent most of her adult years in Playa del Rey and El Segundo, California. Graduating from Saint Monica Catholic High School in Santa Monica, California. Then to Santa Monica City College, also in Santa Monica, California. Then on to UCLA with a major in Theatre Arts and a minor in Behavioral Science. She worked for Hughes Aircraft as a training specialist for eight years before going in with her mother in a medical answering service as the manager for 14 years. All during that time Pat spent thirty years as a Counselor then the Director of the South Bay Rape Crisis Center located in the South Bay area of Los Angeles County. She lectured all around Southern California on rape and battering with a lot of that time on talk radio and TV. In 1970 Pat married Rhodes (Dusty) Tucker Graham, Jr. who was a Sgt. with the El Segundo Police Department. Dusty has three children in which she helpedraise. They are Scott Graham, Michael Graham, and Lori Graham-Sanders. In 1992 Pat and Dusty were divorced and soon after she came back to her roots in Garnett, Kansas. For 15 years she worked on researching and writing this book, Isabella: A Pioneer Battered Wife. She lives in Garnett, Kansas where she is writing another book on some of the true stories and some very dangerous experiences with rape victims, the police, and their rapists.
Published August 25, 2011 by AuthorHouse. 279 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs. Non-fiction

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