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Glynn Wolfe aka Scotty Wolfe (July 25, 1908 – June 10, 1997) was a Baptist minister who resided in Blythe, California. He was famous for holding the record for the largest number of monogamous marriages (29). His shortest marriage lasted 19 days, and his longest lasted eleven years. His final marriage to LInda Essex,was a publicity stunt,because a week after the wedding, Essex went back to her hometown,Indiana.

Wolfe died in Redlands, California a month and a half before his 89th birthday.

Glynn "Scotty" Wolfe's last wife, Linda Essex-Wolfe, said she would like to give him a proper burial, but could not afford to fly across the United States to be at the funeral. The couple had spent only a week together before they tied the knot in front of cameras for a British TV documentary. Unwilling to leave her hometown, the bride flew back to Anderson, Indiana, and sent letters to her husband, who could not bring himself to leave the sunshine in California. "As soon as I saw him, I knew I cared for him," Mrs. Essex-Wolfe said. "He was a charmer. He married a lot of beautiful women, a lot of young women." Mr. Wolfe's 33-year-old son, John Glenn Wolfe, said his father married so often because he was against living in sin and was picky and stubborn. "He divorced one wife for eating sunflower seeds in bed" he said. John Wolfe would have liked to help out with the funeral, but he only earned $7 an hour working for a Burger King fast-food restaurant. He barely knew any of his stepmothers, and never even met his own mother, wife Number 14. John Wolfe is also unsure if the reports that his father really had the 19 children, 40 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren are true, because he has never met any of them. Mr. Wolfe died with $430 to his name, which was planned to be used to pay for a pauper's funeral. His son said he would like to raise the $1,150 to have the body cremated. [1]



Some marriages remain unverified, as does Glynn Wolfe's final marriage to Linda Essex. However, according to the Guinness Book of records, this list is accurate.

29th. Linda Essex Wolfe (1996 - until his death 6/10/97)

28th. Christine Camacho (1984-1995; divorced) 1 child

27th. Maria Chavez (1979-1984; divorced)

26th. Guadalupe Chavez (1979; divorced)

25th. Eileen Shelton (1982-1984; divorced)

24th Maria Velez (1977-1980; divorced)

23rd. Vivan Alvers (1970-1973; her death)

22nd. Gloria Mascari (1969; divorced)

21st. Julia Santiago (1968; divorced)

20th. Demerle Goin-Rankin (1964; divorced)

19th. Sharon Goodwin (1960; divorced)

18th. Sharon Goodwin (1958-1959; divorced)

17th. Kathleen Briggs (1958; divorced)

16th. Chase Jones (1955; divorced)

15th. Nina Morgan-Stuart (1954; divorced)

14th. Katherine Archer (1949-1951; divorced)

13th. Lisa Waters (1948; divorced)

12th. Katherine Archer (1948; divorced)

11th. Priscilla Ralph (1946-1947; divorced)

10th. Carol Demmings (1940-1944; divorced)

9th. Frances Hunter (1939; her death)

8th. Charlotte Devane (1936-1938; her death)

7th. Valerie Harborn (1936; divorced)

6th. Charlotte Devane (1935-1936; divorced)

5th. Rachel Jennigs-Prescott (1932-1934; divorced)

4th. Katherine Johnson (1932; divorced)

3rd. Victoria Ernest (1931; divorced)

2nd. Stephanie Delaney (1928-1930; divorced)

1st. Marcie McDonald (1926-1927; her death)

Bonnie Lee Bakley claimed to have been his 26th wife, but does not show up on this list.

See also


  • New York Times; January 30, 1984 "75, He Takes a 26th Wife. Glynn Scotty Wolfe, who is 75, married for the 26th time Saturday at a wedding chapel on the Las Vegas Strip. Wearing a black tuxedo and an ear-to-ear smile, Mr. Wolfe walked out of the chapel with his bride, 38-year-old Christine Camacho, the oldest of his brides."
  • Strange but True

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