Glynn Wolfe

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Glynn Wolfe, also known as 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. Three of his marriages were to women he had previously divorced: remarried Charlotte Devane in 1936, after divorcing earlier that year; remarried Katherine Archer in 1949 after divorcing the previous year; and Sharon Goodwin in 1960 after divorcing the previous year. Only five of his marriages ended with the death of a spouse, surviving his 1st, 8th, 9th and 23rd wife, before being survived by his 30th wife. His longest marriage was for 11 years, to his 28th wife, Christine Camacho, who was 37 years his junior.

Wolfe's final marriage was to Linda Wolfe (née Essex), who holds the record for the most-married woman (23 times). The marriage was a publicity stunt, and a week after the wedding, Essex went back to her hometown in Indiana, but she kept her married name.

Wolfe died in Redlands, California, 45 days shy of his 89th birthday. He had approximately 100 children. His body went unclaimed. He was eventually buried in Los Angeles. None of the 29 women he legally married, and none but one of his children, attended the funeral service.[1]


Some marriages remain unverified. However, according to the Guinness World Records, this list is accurate.

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

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

3rd. Victoria Ernest (1931; divorced)

4th. Katherine Johnson (1932; divorced)

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

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

7th. Valerie Harborn (1936; divorced)

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

9th. Frances Hunter (1939; her death)

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

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

12th. Katherine Archer (1948; divorced)

13th. Lisa Waters (1948; divorced)

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

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

16th. Chase Jones (1955; divorced)

17th. Kathleen Briggs (1958; divorced)

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

19th. Sharon Goodwin (1960; divorced)

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

21st. Julia Santiago (1968; divorced)

22nd. Gloria Mascari (1969; divorced)

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

24th. Maria Velez (1977–1980; divorced)

25th. Guadalupe Chavez (1979; divorced)

26th. Maria Chavez (1979–1982; divorced)

27th. Eileen Shelton (1982–1984; divorced)

28th. Christine Camacho (1984–1995; divorced)

29th. Bonnie Lee Bakley (1995; annulled)

30th. Emily Salerno (1996; divorced)

31st. Linda Wolfe (née Taylor) (1996 – until his death June 10, 1997)

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  1. ^ Moehringer, J.R. (August 16, 1997). "Marrying marathoner dies alone: After taking and discarding 29 brides, Glynn "Scotty" Wolfe spent his last years as a bachelor". The Los Angeles Times. Retrieved November 8, 2017.
  • The 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."