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Divorce News and Records, Allen Co., Indiana

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1917

Fort Wayne Journal Gazette


  • 03 Jan 1917 Charging cruel and inhuman treatment, Lillian Sleinke has brought suit for divorce against Emil Sleinke. They were married in 1910 and separated recently.
  • 03 Jan 1917 One of the most interesting divorce cases tried before Judge Yaple for some time was that which took place in the superior court yesterday and consumed the entire day. The court found for the plaintiff, John H. Gutermuth, and refused alimony to Ida Gutermuth, the defendant, who hs filed a cross complaint. Both complaintants were elderly and had been married about two years. Guthermuth charged that his wife threatened to knock his head off, while she alleged that her husband promised they would winter in Florida.
  • 04 Jan 1917 Laura Byers has commenced suit for a divorce against Harry Byers. Plaintiff charges cruel treatment.
  • 04 Jan 1917 Dora Welker has commenced suit for divorce from Henry Welker. She says he struck her and has failed to support her.
  • 04 Jan 1917 Eva Donley has filed an information for comtempt in superior court against Edger Donley, alleging Donlley has failed to contribute $5 a week support money for herself and minor chilad, and to pay $25 attorney fees within thirthy days.
  • 06 Jan 1917 Manerva M. Callison stuck to married life for forty-three years before she decided that she could no longer endure it. Yesterday she filed suit in the superior court for a divorce against Rudolph Callison, alleging cruel and inhuman treatment. Callison is also charged with associating. They were married Dec. 24, 1874, and separated two years ago. They have three children.
  • 06 Jan 1917 In the suit of Zelma Bodecker against William H. Bodecker for a divorce the defendant has asked for a change of judge.
  • 07 Jan 1917 Della S. Johnson has brought suit against Robert Johnson, demanding $2,000. S.F. Bowser is also made party to the suit as it is alleged he has part of the defendant's money. The complaint states that the alimony and should have already been paid.
  • 07 Jan 1917 Mary E. Boals was yesterday granted a divorce in the circuit court from Harvey Boals and was allowed $500 alimony.
  • 09 Jan 1917 Fred Fleishchman yesterday filed a cross complaint in the divorce suit that was begun against him several days ago by Minnie Fleischman, in which several startling statements are made. Fred alleges that Minnie wants a divorce so she can marry Lou Christman. He also states the Christman is a man of bad moral character. Fleischman charges that he gave his wife $25 a week to run the house, but that her extravangance ran them into debt.
  • 09 Jan 1917 Ida L. Stout alleges non-support and desertion in her divorce suit against Harry L. Stout. She says she attempted a reconciliation without auccess.
  • 09 Jan 1917 Alleging desertion, Gussie S. Cooksey has filed suit for divorce against Paul Cooksey in the superior court. Alimony of $500 is asked with $150 a year for the maintenance of a nine-year-old boy.
  • 10 Jan 1917 After a marriage dating from August 6, 1896, Jennie A. Hackworth has decided that she can no longer live with her husband, Edward S. Hackworth, and has preferred charges against him in a divorce proceeding. She alleges that he has failed to provide properly for her during the last five years; that he has treated her in a cruel and inhuman manner, becoming intoxicated, striking her and accusing her of associating with other men. There are no children.
  • 10 Jan 1907 Charging that her husband cursed her and struck her, Mrs. Clara A. Kimmell has filed suit for divorce against Thomas H. Kimmel. She asks the cutody of a six-year-old daughter and $5,000 alimony. Failure to provide is also alleged.
  • 10 Jan 1907 Viola Foland has been granted a divorce from Clarence S. Foland.
  • 11 Jan 1907 The married life of John H. Hiatt, manager of the Indiana & Ohio Stone company, and Mary Shockney, a stenographer, was short, according to the complaint which she filed in superior court yesterday to secure a divorce. It sets forth that they were married on July 7, 1916, and separated on July 25. She charges him with neglecting to provide for her, though he earns, she avers, $200 to $325 a month.
  • 12 Jan 1917 Minnie Fleischman was awarded a divorce and custody of the children in superior court yesterday. Her husband, Fred Fleischman, was ordered to pay $17.50 a month for support of the children.
  • 12 Jan 1917 George Danehy, a boiler maker for the Pennsylvania company, is a charmer among fair women, if the allegations of Mrs. Pearl Danehy, 2001 Weisser Park avenue, made in a divorce suit which she filed in superior court yesterday are true. She says he often boasted to her, " I can get plenty of women." He also told her to leave him and made her work and bring home her earning, at least she claims so in the court papers. She sued for divorce last October, but he begged her to stop the action and she did. Now, so it is set forth in the complaint, she "can never live with him again." She wants him enjoined from drawing his pay, for speaking to her or coming about her place and also from raising any money on the furniture. In addition she asks $25 at one and $5 a week.
  • 13 Jan 1917 Elizabeth Kaylor has brought suit against Harry O. Kaylor, charging that her husband treated her cruelly and that it was impossible for her to live with him any longer. The complaint alleges that the defendant failed to provide for her and that he asked her to invite men of questionable character to her home and get money th best way she could. They were married October 9, 1916.
  • 13 Jan 1917 Charging that her husband cursed her and accused her with associating with other men, Princess Snyder has filed suit for a divorce in the superior court against David Snyder. The plaintiff alleges that the defendant told her that he did not love her and that he was ashamed to appear in public with her.
  • 13 Jan 1917 Joseph Smith has commenced suit for a divorce against Nora Smith. Desertion is alleged.
  • 13 Jan 1917 Maggie B. McKeefer has been granted a divorce in the circuit court against Thomas E. McKeefer. She is also granted the custody of the three children. The defendant is ordered to pay $20 a month support.
  • 13 Jan 1917 Ida Griffin has been granted a divorce in superior court against William Griffin.
  • 14 Jan 1917 In a complaint filed for divorce yesterday, Mae Foster alleges that when she refused to give her husband, John L. Foster, $200 to bestow on a girl with whom he went before they were married, he deserted her. She asks a divorce and $500 alimony, together with temporary relief. She further states that John often scolded her and threatened to commit suicide on several occasions.
  • 14 Jan 1917 The divorce suit of Bertha Cole against Lovell B. Cole was taken under advisement by the superior court last night after a contest which lasted throughtout the day. The plaintiff, alleging drunkenness and cruel treatment, is asking $1,000 alimony. Cole, in contesting his wife's suit, states that she did not prepare his meals or attend to domestic duties. The couple were married June 12, 1913, and separated September 27, 1916.
  • 14 Jan 1917 Henry P. Hoffman has filed suit in the superior court for a divorce from Ada Hoffman. The couple was married August 7, 1913. Desertion is alleged.
  • 14 Jan 1917 Ida M. Griffith has been granted a divorce from William F. Griffith.
  • 14 Jan 1917 Maud Burger has been granted a divorce from Elmer Burger on a cross complaint.
  • 16 Jan 1917 Katherine Salisbury was granted a divorce in the superior court yesterday from George Salisbury. The restoration of her maiden name Sunderland was given.
  • 16 Jan 1917 Asking alimony in the sum of $1,000, Laura A. Nichols has begun suit for divorce against David E. Nichols. Failure to provide and cruel and inhuman treatment are alleged.
  • 16 Jan 1917 The divorce suit of Bertha B. Cole against Lovell B. Cole has benn taken under advisement by Judge Yaple of the superior court. Cole contested the suit.
  • 17 Jan 1917 Earl Reilly is due for a steady job. It will last seven months which is an exceedingly long time for Earl to stay in one employment. Reilly's new scheme of life was put into effect yesterday when Judge Eggeman sentenced him six months to the county farm and fined him $1 and costs, which will mean seven months labor on the roads. The charge is wife deserrtion and the case is one more than ordinarily pathetic. Reilly, a husky individual of 38 years, permitted his wife, whom her married in December, 1915, to go without adequate food and clothing, according to the evidence produced. Neighbors stated that Reilly was not at home when his first child was born and that it died throught lack of sufficient care, as the mother has no money. It is alleged that Reilly wandered from one job to another and that he did not last at one place for more than two or three days on an average, employers firing him for drunkeness. The wife is against to become a mother.
  • 17 Jan 1917 Howard Swain, a county prosoner sentenced to work on the roads for child neglect, was found beastly drunk at the county farm yesterday morning. He claimed that the whisky was given him by a friend named Moran. The county commissioners were unable to find anyone by that name from whom Swain procured the liquor but an effore is being made to locate the guilty party and prosecution will follow.
  • 17 Jan 1917 Helen Rogers, in her complaint for divorce against George Rogers, says that defendant is a bluffer and that on seveal occasions he feigned suicide but soon revived when she discovered that he was "faking." She also charges cruelty and states that George has brutally scratched and pinched her. They were married in May, 1915.
  • 17 Jan 1917 Alleging that her husband threatened to kill her and her son if either of them spoke of his curelty, Mary Lare has brought suit for divorce against Ira Lare. The couple were married last February. Alimony in the sum of $1,000 is asked.
  • 17 Jan 1917 The divorce suit of Martha Cummings against Clarence Cummings, which was heard in superior court yesterday has been taken under advisement by Judge Yaple.
  • 18 Jan 1917 James Walker has filed suit fordivorce from Grace Walker in superior court. The plaintiff charges that his wife has failed to attend to her household duties and that she was out at all hours of the night.
  • 18 Jan 1917 Clara Ziegler has been granted a divorce in superior court from George F. Zeigler.
  • 19 Jan 1917 Althought Rose Halk was married to Willmen Halk in May, 1914, she states that their married life lasted only two months. She filed suit for divorce in court yesterday. The complaint alleges desertion at the end of the two-month period. The plaintiff alleges that she does not know the wereabouts of the defendant.
  • 19 Jan 1917 Emma L. Gerke has been granted a divorce in the superior court from Fred E. C. Gerke and alimony of $1,100.
  • 19 Jan 1917 Rose Graham has been granted a divorce from George Graham.
  • 20 Jan 1917 In a suit filed yesterday in superior court against William H. Dewitt for divorce, Eva J. Dewitt says William is cruel to her, associated with other women, uses liquor and failes to provide the necessities of life. They were married on April 7, 1914, and lived together until January 7, this year. Among other allegations the wife makes is that on one occasion her husband grabbed her by the throat and choked her and at another time he made an indecent proposal to a young lady who at the time was a visitor in their home. A restraining order was granted to prevent the defendant from drawing his wages or visiting or molesting his wife at her home. S.F. Bowser & Co., by whom the defendant is employed, was also restrained from paying him any wages until further order of court.
  • 20 Jan 1917 Margaret Cranston is a suit for divorce against Joseph Cranston filed in superior court yesterday claims that her husband, in addition to being profane and striking her, has failed to provide, which necessitated their separation which dates from August 31, 1916. Cranston works at the knitting mills.
  • 20 Jan 1917 Alleging desertion Rose Halk wants a divorce from Willem Halk and also the restoration of her maiden ane, which was Speidell, according to a complaint she filed in court Friday. It si further stated by the plaintiff that she was compelled to go among strangers to earn a livelihood.
  • 20 Jan 1917 a divorce suit filed Friday was that of May Younghouse against Robe Younghouse in which the wife alleges her husband would remain away from home weeks at a time. She also says Ray was cruel to her. Their marriage took place on August 26, 1915, and separation occurred Thursday. Alimony in the sum of $6 a week for support of their child is asked in additon to the divorce.
  • 20 Jan 1917 In the divorce case of Charles L. Smith vs. Dorothy Jane Smith which was tried Thursday, the hearing of evidence occupying the greater part of the afternoon, decision was rendered Friday against the plaintiff, the judge refusing to grant the separation.
  • 20 Jan 1917 Clara E. Watson was granted a divorce from Johnson Watson in proceedings had in superior court Friday.
  • 21 Jan 1917 The marriage of Edith B. Polhamus to Robert I. Polhamus was annuled and Mrs. Polhamus maiden name, Orrock , was restored throught proceedings has in the superior court yesterday.
  • 21 Jan 1917 Vasile Muhai was granted a divorce from Pataskivia Muhai in proceedings held yesterday.
  • 21 Jan 1917 The case of Golda Benner against William Benner for divorce was decided in favor of the plaintiff and the defendant was ordered to pay her $16 a month for the support of a child.
  • 21 Jan 1917 The divorce suit of Bertha M. Baxter against Ira E. Baxter was dismissed.
  • 21 Jan 1917 The divorce suit of Princess Snyder against Daniel Snyder was dismissed.
  • 21 Jan 1917 In the case of Bessie Kock against John Kock et al for non-support, attachment and garnishment, defendants have filed motion ofr a change of venue from the city.
  • 23 Jan 1917 Mildred Bleekman has sued Robert Bleekman on a complaint for divorce filed in the superior court on Saturday. The plaintiff alleges they were married on July 6, 1912, and lived together until February 17, 1915, on which day Robert deserted her, with-out providing for her in any manner. He has since wholly failed, neglected and refused to make provision and she has been obliged to go amoung strangers to earn a living it is claimed. In addition to the divorce, restoration of her maiden name, Dixon, and all other proper relief is asked.
  • 23 Jan 1917 Martha V. M. Auer has filed suit for a divorce from Edward M. Auer. The plaintiff alleges that the defendant is not only guilty of abandonment and cruel and inhuman treatment but that he was possessed of a violent temper, used vile and indecent language, swore at her and threatened her life. They were married September 25, 1918, and lived together until October 1, 1916, when the defendant left for parts unknown and no trace of him has since been found.
  • 23 Jan 1917 State of Indiana on relation of Ellen Garver vs. Charles Garver is the title of a case filed yesterday in the circuit court. The suir is complaint for fradulent marriage, it being alleged that the defendant when throught a marriage ceremony to escape the consequences of prosecution on a paternity charge. The marriage took place on May 3, 1916, and shortly thereafter Garver is said to have deserted his wife without providing in any reasonalbe manner for her support. Demand is made for $400 damages and all other proper relief.
  • 23 Jan 1917 John O. Jackman has filed suit against Ethel M. Jackman for divorce alleging desertion. They were married January 28, 1915, and lived together until September 8, 1916, the day she is said to have abandoned him. Cruel and inhuman treatment are also charged in the complaint. The defendant is said to be in Indianapolis.
  • 23 Jan 1917 A divorce was granted Evans L. Watson from Elizabeth Watson by default.
  • 24 Jan 1917 According to a suit for divorce filed yesterday in superior court by Earl Long against Jennie Long, they were married on June 19, 1916, and lived together exactly one month. Defendant is charged with being cruel and inhuman, quarrelson and provoking and is alleged to have told plaintiff things calculated ot make him jealous. It is also set out in the complaint that the defendant conducted herself in many ways unbecoming to a wife, and that she is not longer a resident of Fort Wayne, having gone to Greenville, Ohio.
  • 24 Jan 1917 Suit for divorce has been filed in court by Margaret against Noam Steff in which he is alleged to have treated her cruelly, failed to properly support her and threatened her life. She asks $1,000 alimony and the custody of three children. Surety of the peace proceedings against the defendant were had in city court Monday.
  • 24 Jan 1917 James Depler has been sued by divorce by his wife, Julia, who alleges that he has been cruel to her in many ways and has threatened to kill her. Several days ago in city court the defendant was convicted of carrying concealed weapons.
  • 25 Jan 1917 Zella Clark yesterday filed suit for divorce from Nelson Clark in the superior court. The complaint recites that the couple was married on January 1, 1914,living together until May 1916, when the husband deserted making no provision whatever for her care. The defendant is accused of being cruel and inhuman in that he had often told the plaintiff that he did not care for her and that she should secure a divorce. Being without any means of support plaintiff asks for an allowance of $5 a week, pending the trial, $25 for attorney fees and all other proper relief.
  • 26 Jan 1917 In a suit filed yesterday in superior court Beckey Kastan seeks a divorce from Louis Kastan, whom she says she married about eight years ago and who deserted her last year without making any provisions for her support. She further alleges that during their entire married life he had failed to provide for her properly and prays for an absolute divorce with all proper relief.
  • 26 Jan 1917 Lulu Turner filed an appeal for a restraining order against Alvin Turner, in superior court on Thursday and the appeal was granted. Defendant is enjoined from drawing, assigning or transferring any wages due or to be due him from the Brown Trucking company, by whom he is employed. Defendant's employers are also enjoined from paying him any wages until further order of court.
  • 27 Jan 1917 In a cross-complaint to his wife's suit for divorce, which he filed yesterday, John L. Foster claims that his wife was too friendly with other men and that he did not know that she had grandchildren until a short time ago. He further alleges that Mrs. Foster received letters from other men after their marriage and that she was unable to keep house on the money he furnished her. Mrs. Foster in her complaint states that they were married August 3, 1915, and that the devendant deserted her this month because she refused to give him $200 to spend on a woman with whom he had been going before their marriage. Foster is employed at the Electric works and makes $19 a week, it is said. The cross-complaint also asserts in his bill that his wife agreed to assume all indebtedness incurred by a cross-complaint before his marriage to her and that she has failed so to do althought she has money in the bank. Mrs. Foster asks a decree of divorce, $10 a week during the pendency of the trial and $500 alimony, while Foster wants an absolute divorce.
  • 28 Jan 1917 In a suit for divorce filed Saturday by Florence Fett against Forest Fett, plaintiff charges that the husband was not only cruel and inhuman but that he cursed her, calling her names too vile and improper to set out in the complaint. He is also accuesed of deserting her one month after their marriage on March 2, 1916, leaving no means for her support, obliging her to go amoung strangers to earn a livelihood. Plaintiff states that her husband returned in October and has since mistreated her shamefully. She asks a decree of divorce, restoration of her maiden name, Miller, that the defendant be required to pay into the court each month such sums as the court deems proper and that the American Ice & Coal company, by whom he is employed, be restrained and enjoined from paying him any wages during the pendency of this action. It is also asked that the defendant be likewise restrained and enjoined from drawing, assigning or in any was disposing of wages due or to be due him.
  • 28 Jan 1917 Through action in superior court yesterday, Bertha Lhamon seeks a divorce from Enos Lhamon, an allowance and a restraining order, also the custody of their child. The couple were married August 20, 1910, and lived together until January 20 this year, when the plaintiff was obliged to leave her husband as she could no longer endure the cruel and inhuman treatment to which she had been subjected for the past year, so she avers in the complaint. She further alleges that by reason of the insane jealousy and suspicion of the defendant, which was entirely without justification, she suffered untold mental anguish and torture. That upon her return from shopping or a trip to the moving picture show with some women friends, she would be subjected to a severe inquisition by her husband and be obliged to five a complete account of the places visited, etc., and that on numerous occasions he would unjustly accuse her of having been places with men, or where there were men in the party.
  • 28 Jan 1917 Joseph W. Snyder, the child neglector, who tried to shoot ex-Sheriff Gladieus when he went to Snyder's home near Arcola to arrest him several months ago, was in court yesterday for contempt, due to his failure to make payments to his wife as ordered by the court. He put up bond of $250 that he will obey the court's mandate to pay $17 per month to his wife and was continued.
  • 28 Jan 1917 Elia Huttinger was granted a divorce from Charles Huttinger and given the custody of their two children. The defendant failed to put in an appearance and the judgement was rendered by default.
  • 28 Jan 1917 The granting of a divorce, the custody of two children, ages five and eight years, and an allowance of $16 per month for their support, was the verdict rendered yesterday in favor of the plaintiff in the suit for divorce of Clara Newhouse vs. James Newhouse.
  • 28 Jan 1917 Fred Bayless was granted a decree of divorce from Lillian Bayless in proceedings yesterday.
  • 28 Jan 1917 Alice Howard vs. William Howard, suit for divorce, has been dismissed.
  • 30 Jan 1917 Herbert Wolverton is a boaster of his deeds with women. Yes, sir. His wife says, and she ought to know. In a divorce suit which she filed in the superior court yesterday she alleges he not only did that but told her he did not care for her. He is a teamster and she a machine operator. She wants the curtody of Ruth, 18 months old, $5 a week and $25 attorney's fees.
  • 30 Jan 1917 Evidence in the divorce proceedings of Delmer Hogg against his wife, Nellie, was that she seemed to like the company of her own family better than that of her husband and finally deserted him. He was given a divorce and her maiden name Bedell was restored.
  • 30 Jan 1917 Judge Carl Yaple, sitting in the superior court yesterday, found George Sweitzer has no ground for a divorce from his wife, Theresa, and refused to grant it. The husband made base accusations against his wife the second day of their married life, which proved to be without foundation.
  • 30 Jan 1917 May Foster yesterday in the usperior court dismissed the divorce suit she has filed against John L. Foster. Another case is pending.
  • 30 Jan 1917 William C. Mills was granted a divorce in the superior court yesterday from his wife, Ethel May Mills, and given the custody of a nine-year-old child.
  • 30 Jan 1917 A divorce was granted to Mary G. Stapleton from John S. Stapleton yesterday in the superior court on the ground of cruel and inhuman treatment.
  • 31 Jan 1917 Charging that her husband failed to support her properly and that she was forced to work out by the day to secure a living for herself and child, Grace Christen has brought suit for divorce against Herbert Christen. They were married December 22, 1912, and separated July, 1915. Custody of the child and an absolute decree are asked.
  • 31 Jan 1917 Alleging abandonment, William Kent has filed suit in superior court for a divorce against Elizzie Kent.
  • 31 Jan 1917 George Kelley wants a divorce from Helen Kelley and filed suit in superior court yesterday, charging that the defendant refused to cook his meals and called him indecent names.
  • 31 Jan 1917 Failure to provide and cruelty are the charges made in a complaint for divorce brought by Deffie V. Mangan against Frank Mangan. Alimony of $1,000 is asked.
  • 31 Jan 1917 Hedwig Cary has filed suit in superior court for a divorce from Everett Cary. The plaintiff claims that the defendant failed to cook his meals and that she nagged him.

  • 02 Feb 1917 After weathering the storms of married life for nearly twenty years, Laura Douglass has deemed it the better part of wisdom to secure a divorce from Louis Douglass and yesterday filed suit, charging cruel and inhuman treatment. The complaint sets forth that the decendant called her indecent names; struck her at times and in other ways was exceptionally cruel. They were married April 11, 1897, and separated a few days ago.
  • 02 Feb 1917 Ethel Sherman has filed suit for divorce against Abe Sherman. Cruel and inhuman treatment is the complaint. The custody of the three children, reasonalbe support and $1,500 alimony is asked.
  • 02 Feb 1917 In a cross complaint filed in the divorce suit of R. Myrick against Ada Myrick, she makes the charge of abandonment and incomplatibility. Myrick is charged with finally leaving the city with another woman.
  • 02 Feb 1917 Charging that her husband struck, choked and otherwise abused her, Evelyn Oestermeir has commenced suit against Herman Oestermeier for a divorce.
  • 02 Feb 1917 Fammie Greene has begun proceedings for a divorce from John J. Greene. Cruel treatment is alleged in the complaint.
  • 02 Feb 1917 In an amended complaint filed by Archie Macbeth against Grace D. Macbeth, he asks that the marriage be declared null and void. Macbeth asserts that he was not aware that his wife was not divorced when he married her.
  • 03 Feb 1917 Edna Jenkins has made a poor wife inasmuch as she failed to cook her husband's meals and perform her proper household duties, according to the complaint filed yesterday by Chas. Jenkins against Edna. He asks for a divorce. The complaint further sets forth that she cursed him and called him vile names.
  • 03 Feb 1917 Vira Guthrie has begun suit for divorce against Alfred H. Guthrie. Married in 1906, the plaintiff claims that the defendant deserted her in 1914. The complaint sets forth that he gradually paid less and less attention to her, finally abandoning her altogether. Cruelty and inhuman treatment are among the charges.
  • 03 Feb 1917 Charging that her husband called her vile names and for two years has failed utterly to support her, Nellie M. Wilcoxson has filed suit against Harry Wilcoxson for support. She asks for support and maintence. She prays judgment of $360 and $30 a month.
  • 04 Feb 1917 Charging cruel and inhuman treatment, Anna Higginbothan has brought suit for divorce against Arthur Higginbothan. They were married in 1909 and separated in 1912. A decree and the custody of the two children are asked.
  • 04 Feb 1917 Martha Kring is asking a decree and $2,000 alimony in a suit for divorce against Norman Kring. Failure to provide and cruel and inhuman treatment are amony the allegations.
  • 04 Feb 1917 Ernest Wysong can no longer stand Martha's nagging, he says, and in a suit filed yesterday her asks a divorce from hi wife.
  • 04 Feb 1917 Edna McLaughlin has started suit against Charles H. Chapin for annulment of marriage. The plaintiff charges that the defendant misrepresented his ability to support a wife and his moral character and that she soon found that his continual use of drugs rendered him incapable of providing the necessities of life for her.
  • 04 Feb 1917 Edmund D. Strook represented himself to be a man of means to Marie Lambeor and she married him last October, thinking that he had a salary sufficient to support a wife. She also sets forth in complaint filed yesterday by her against Strook for annulment of the marriage, that the defendant claimed that he was a moral man. It is set forth in the complaint that as soon as she learned these things were not ture she refused to live with him.
  • 06 Feb 1917 Eva Chambers has begun suit against Ralph. She charges in the complaint that he has accused her falsely and knew that he accused her falsely of keeping company with other men. That he has failed to properly provide and otherwise has made married life a farce, are other allegations made. Alimony of $1,000 is asked in addition to the decree.
  • 06 Feb 1917 Cruel and inhuman treatment is charged in the complaint filed yesterday by Minnie Dalman for a divorce from Arthur Dalman. They were married in 1909 and separated a few days ago. Weekly payment for the support of the minor childrend is asked.
  • 06 Feb 1917 Minny L. McKenzie has begun suit for divorce against Fred McKenzie. The couple were married September 3, 1904, and continued to life together up to the time of filing the complaint. She charges that the defendant nagged at her and treated her in a cruel and inhuman manner. She also alleges lack of support.
  • 06 Feb 1917 Bertha Cole has received the custody of a minor child in the divorce case tried before Judge Yaple in the superior court. A divorce was granted the plaintiff Lovell B. Cole, who was ordered to pay $20 a month support money.
  • 07 Feb 1917 According to a complaint filed for divorce yesterday by Fay Scudder against Ora Scudder, she has a lot of respect for the defendant but absolutely no love. Separating in 1915, they went back together again for awhile, but it is alleged that the absence of love caused considerable trouble and that it is impossible for them to live together.
  • 07 Feb 1917 In the Cole divorce case Bertha Cole was granted the decree and not Lovell B. Cole, as was reported in the paper yesterday.
  • 08 Feb 1917 In the divorce action of Scudder vs. Scudder in the superior court, Mrs. Orra Scudder is the plaintiff and not the defendant, as was stated yesterday morning. She charges cruel and inhuman treatment.
  • 08 Feb 1917 Esther Miner has filed suit for divorce against Charles W. Miner, alleging adultery.
  • 09 Feb 1917 Charging abandonment, Carolina C. Schmidt has brought suit against Louis W. Schmidt for divorce. They were married in 1892 and separated July 20, 1907, at which time the plaintiff charges the defendant abandoned her.
  • 09 Feb 1917 The marriage of Katherine Collins and Sideny Collins has been annuled by Judge Carl Yaple of the superior court.
  • 11 Feb 1917 A year ago May Gardner was a pretty cashier at a well-known downtown restaurant, popular and unmarried. To-day, although perhaps just as popular and maybe as pretty, she is a divorced woman. On the evening of February 16, 1916, she met Howard Estep, went to a moving picture show with him, accepted his proposal of marriage that night and was united with him in matrimony the next morning. Yesterday Judge Yaple granted her a decree of divorce and the restoration of her maiden name, Gardner. Non-support was the principal allegation made.
  • 11 Feb 1917 Charging abandonment, Orpha Pettiford has filed suit for divorce against Cecil Pettiford. They were married in 1914 and separated December of last year.
  • 11 Feb 1917 Elizabeth Adams has been granted a divorce from George Adams, $1,000 alimony and $4 a week for support.
  • 11 Feb 1917 a divorce has been granted Clara P. Bieberich from Theodore Bieberich.
  • 13 Feb 1917 Alleging cruel and inhuman treatment and failure to adequately provide for her, Nora Urley has filed suit for divorce against Marion Ulrey. In addition to the decree $1,500 alimony is asked.
  • 13 Feb 1917 Nellie Marie Boone has filed suit against Harvey L. Boone. That the defendant threatened to kill her is an allegation set out in the complaint. She asks for the custody of the child and $6 a week support money.
  • 14 Feb 1917 Arthemise Bright has filed suit against Charles F. Bright for a limited divorce. The plaintiff charges that the defendant has charged her with associating with other men and that he has failed to properly provide for her.
  • 14 Feb 1917 In her complaint for divorce, Nellie Bovine states that Harvey Bovine threatened to kill her. She also alleges mistreatment and states that she can no longer live with him. Custody of the child and $6 a week support money are asked.
  • 14 Feb 1917 Charging non-support, Henrietta Holbrook has commenced suit for a divorce against George Holbrook. Custody of one child and reasonable support are asked.
  • 14 Feb 1917 Jeanette Berlin has been granted a divorce from Fred Berlin.
  • 14 Feb 1917 Ethel Ahlers has been granted a divorce in superior court from Carl Ahlers and her maiden name of Ethel Botthoff was restored.
  • 14 Feb 1917 Mayme Schulz has been granted a divorce from Ernest Schulz.
  • 14 Feb 1917 Charged with wife and child desertion Charles Smith appeared in circuit court yesterday and was let go on his promise to do better. He showed the court that he had been making regular paryments.
  • 15 Feb 1917 William O. Miller was divorced from Marie Miller by proceedings in superior court yesterday.
  • 15 Feb 1917 The case of Nellie Marie Bovine vs. Harvey L. Bovine has been dismissed in superior court.
  • 15 Feb 1917 Ed Rickworth disregarded a restraining order which prevented him from visiting his home on Brooklyn avenue or molesting his wife, and, as a result, he is now confined in the county jail. Reckworth went to his home Tuesday night and caused a disturbance. Yesterday moring at 4 o'clock, Sheriff Gillie arrested Reckworth on a charge of breaking a peace bond. Reckworth procured a post hole digger by the aid of which he climbed into a window of the home. He began to break up the furniture and in his attempt to make an exit throught a window he cut his wrist severely. He sought the aid of a physician, in whose office the sheriff arrested him.
  • 16 Feb 1917 Carrie E. Wehrmister has brought suit against Robert A. Wehrmister for a divorce, and alimony in the sum of $1,000. She alleges that the defendant's mother came to the house and told him to pack his clothes and come home in order that he would not have to work so hard and pay the doctor bill for his wife and her invalid child. The complainant also alleges cruel and inhuman treatment, that the defendant cursed her when she was unable to get out and work for other people in the way of washing and ironing. The plaintiff also asserts that the defendant's mother insulted her in the plaintiff's home.
  • 16 Feb 1917 Lula Taylor was yesterday granted a divorce by Judge Yaple in superior court from Alvin Taylor. He was ordered to pay $18 a month support money and she was given the custody of the child.
  • 17 Feb 1917 Charging that his wife has a violent and ungovernable temper and that she has scolded him in a boisterous manner before company which made it extremely embarrassing, John L. Reinhart has brought suit for divorce against Marie Reinhart. It is further set forth in the complaint that the actions of the defendant have caused the five-year-old son to lose his respect for his father and to plant in him the seeds of disobedience. They were married July 19, 1910, and separated last year.
  • 17 Feb 1917 Charging that her husband has been cruel to her; has abused her; has defrauded her out of money; drinks to excess, and has failed to properly provide for her, Wilda Einsel has commenced suit for divorce against William Eisnel.
  • 17 Feb 1917 Olive M. Ramsey was given a divorce from James T. Ramsey and the custody of the two children in circuit court.
  • 18 Feb 1917 Ruth W. Gilmore wants her marriage with Thomas J. Burns annulled and has filed proceedings to that effect. She alleges that before their marriage he represented to her that he had property and money in the bank and a good salary. After their marriage she learned that these things were not true.
  • 18 Feb 1917 Dora Thompson has been granted a divorce from Ralph and the custody of the child.
  • 20 Feb 1917 Conrad Wurtemberg has commenced suit for divorce against Anna Wurtemberg. He charges that she has been cruel to him and has called him names.
  • 20 Feb 1917 Clinton Christman has been granted a divorce from May B. Christman.
  • 20 Feb 1917 Alleging cruel and inhuman treatment, the defendant in the case of Carrie E. Wehrmeister against Robert A. Wehrmeister, suit for divorce, has filed a cross complaint.
  • 21 Feb 1917 In a complaint for divorce filed yesterday Heuston Carver sets forth the faults of his wife, Lillie Carver, in great number, and asks that a decree be granted him. It is alleged that she has an ungovernable temper, has gone after him with a stove poker, has called him names and nagged him and that she has boasted of her association with other men. The complaint also alleges that she was not a proper mother to their child, the custody of which was asked by the plaintiff. The couple were married in May, 1914, and separated in February of this year.
  • 21 Feb 1917 Charging that he has associated with women of immoral character, Harriet King has brought suit for divorce against Charles King. They were married in 1913 and separated this year.
  • 21 Feb 1917Orpha Butt has filed suit for divorce against Paul B. Butt. She states they were married on April 24, 1916, and that they separated June 12, but that almost immediately after their marriage he refused to live with her.
  • 21 Feb 1917 Carrie B. Greer has begun suit for divorce against Louis Greet. They were married November 27, 1913, and separated in 1914.
  • 21 Feb 1917 Nettie Imbody was granted a divorce in superior court yesterday from Arthur Imbody. The custody of their child annd $12 a month support money were also awarded her.
  • 22 Feb 1917 Emma M. Koenig has commenced suit for divorce against Charles W. Koenig. The plaintiff states that the defendant has been guilty of associating with other women and that he has been guilty of cruel and inhuman treatment. She asks $1,500 alimony, the custody of the child and fifteen dollars a month for support.
  • 22 Feb 1917 Ethel Allen was granted a divorce from Robert Allen in superior court, Wednesday morning. Her maiden name, Ethel Eby, was restored.
  • 22 Feb 1917 Upon motion of the plaintiff the divorce case of Clarence Steward versus Gladys Steward was dismissed from the dockets of the superior court.
  • 23 Feb 1917 Charging that her husband has been cruel to her and that he has threatened to kill her, Cora Dailey has begun suit for a divorce against John H. Dailey. The plaintiff asks the custody of the one child with sufficient support. The complaint sets forth that they were married for twenty years and that they have not been living together since May 1, 1915.
  • 24 Feb 1917 Alleging that she has no money to her credit except that which she earns at the wash tub, Eliza Green has brought suit for divorce against John Green. They were wedded since July 27, 1895, and lived together until the present month. The complaint further sets forth that the defendant is in the habit of getting frunk and that during such time he calls her indecent and obscene names. The custody of the children and $5 a week support money are asked in addition to the decree of absolute divorce.
  • 24 Feb 1917 Clara B. Moody was grantned a divorce in the superior court yesterday from Ernest G. Moody. She was also granted the custody of a minor child and $15 a week support money.
  • 24 Feb 1917 Cruel and inhuman treatment is an allegation in the divorce complaint of Edith A. Barnett against George L. Barnett. They were married October 31, 1914, and separated early this year.
  • 25 Feb 1917 Mary Wier has been granted a divorce from John Wier. She was given the custody of a minor child and $18 a week support money.
  • 25 Feb 1917 Eva Donely was granted a divorce in superior court yesterday from Edgar Donely. She was given the custody of a minor child. She was also given $10 a month support money.
  • 27 Feb 1917 Joseph Schooler has brought suit against Margaret Schooler charging that she has falsely accused him of associating with other women. The complaint further sets forth that the defendant has acted improperly with other men.
  • 27 Feb 1917 According to the divorce complaint of Gertrude Girdler against Lee B. Gridler, Lee was a bad boy before she married him. She states that he afterward confessed to her that he had lived with a woman at Dayton, Ohio, for two weeks previous to his marriage to the plaintiff. He is a man of vicious habits, according to the complaint. In addition to the decree she asks that the maiden name of Edith A. Carter be restored to her.
  • 27 Feb 1917 Charging cruel and inhuman treatment, Edith Barnett has brought suit for divorce against George L. Barnett. They were married in October, 1914, and separated in January of this year.
  • 28 Feb 1917 Charging that her husband is intensely jealous and that he has falsely accused her of associating immorally with other men, Mary Walters has brought suit for divorce against Sherman Walters. They were married in 1909 and separated in January of this year.
  • 28 Feb 1917 Anna DeLong is so peeved with the actions of Orville DeLong that she has filed suit for divorce against him. She says he has failed to support her properly; has struck and beat her and has otherwise treated her cruelly. The complaint further sets forth that he was recently found guilty in the city court of child neglect.
  • 28 Feb 1917 Elizabeth Sailer is another one of the many who has tired of married life and yesterday filed suit for divorce against Charles Sailer. The complaint sets forth that the defendant has treated her cruelly; has failed to support her so that she was forced to take in washings to assist in making a living for herself and child. She accuses him of spending his money in saloons. A divorce and the custody of the child are asked.
  • 28 Feb 1917 Joseph Mooney sets forth in a complaint for divorce that his wife Lenora refuses to eat at home and lives beyond the means he has to support her. He further states that she has refused to keep house.
  • 28 Feb 1917 Marie A. Groves has been granted a divorce in superior court from Clarence E. Groves.
  • 28 Feb 1917 Judge Yaple has granted Rhody Winters a divorce from James Winter.
  • 28 Feb 1917 James Cameron was granted a divorce yesterday in the superior court from Martha Cameron.

  • 01 Mar 1917 The mother-in-law comes in again for her share of the blame in the divorce case filed yesterday in which Princess Snyder asks matrimonial release from William H. Snyder. The complaint states that after their marriage in August, 1916, Snyder forced his wife to life with his mother and that she was mistreated there. It is alleged that she did not get enought to ear and that when she bought something for herself her mother-in-law would berate her. She further states that when she asked him to move or at least separate rooms in his mother's home he cursed her, being ably seconded by his mother.
  • 01 Mar 1917 Margaret Oats has brought suit for divorce against Jesse Carl Oats. She charges that since their marriage in 1908 he has failed to support her, althought an able-bodied and that he has called her vile, indecent and obscene names.
  • 01 Mar 1917 Judge Carl Yaple yesterday granted Charles Albersmeyer a divorce from Augusta Albersmeyer. She was granted the custody of the four children.
  • 02 Mar 1917 New interest was added to the divorce suit of Conrad Wurtenberg yesterday when Anna filed a cross complaint, denying the allegation which the plaintiff set forth; giving many reasons why she herself should have the decree and asking for $10 a week support money. She states that he forced her to work at the washtub for a living and that he called her vile, indecent and obscene names.
  • 03 Mar 1917 In the superior court Belle Geisman has filed suit against Charles Geisman for divorce, alleging drunkenness and cruel and inhuman treatment. The plaintiff states that the defendant often told her to get a divorce. She wants $10 a week for support and attorney fees.
  • 03 Mar 1917 Carrie Wehrmeister seeks $2,500 heart balm from Pauline Wehrmeister. The complaint alleges that the defendant alienated the affections of her husband, Robert Wehrmeister, and she further states that, although she is now and has been an invalid, her husband left her because of the influence of the defendant.
  • 03 Mar 1917 Blanche L. McKee wants a divorce from Louis McKee to whom she was married June 1, 1912, and from whom she separated February 7, last. She charges desertion and cruel and inhuman treatment. The court is asked to enjoin the General Electric company from paying wages to the defendant.
  • 04 Mar 1917 John Varner got a commercial rating yesterday that would not get him far with his banker. But the report was not made for Bradstreet's or with the intent to purposely enlightening his would-be creditors, for the facts, that John had not paid any rent or bought any fuel for twelve years or even paid a doctor for bringing his seven children into the world, were set forth in a divorce complaint filed by his wife, Alice Varner. They were married in August, 1903. The plaintiff states that she herself has continually paid the bills which rightfully fell to him and that the burden of supporting their big family has fallen upon her shoulders. It is also set forth in the complaint that the defendant frequently comes home at 2 o'clock in the morning drunk. A limited decree is asked, and reasonable support prayes for. The oldest child is twelve years and the youngest six months.
  • 04 Mar 1917 Emma R. Diehl has filed suit against Orley Diehl. She charges that he deserted her February 1 and that she is in no condition to support herself. They were married August 7, 1898. Reasonalbe support is asked.
  • 04 Mar 1917 Estett Hughes wants to go back to the life of single blessedness and in a complaint for divorce filed against her husband, Alex Hughes, in court yesterday, she asks the restoration of her name, Humphrey.
  • 06 Mar 1917 The gay life of Irene Adam, in which cabarets, wine rooms and other things with white lights had to offer seemed to give her the sole joy of existence, was too much for Joseph Adam. He filed a divorce complaint yesterday, alleging that if he had not seen her picture in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch showing her in a phase of life at the cabaret, he might have believed that she had decided to do better. Adam also accuses his wife of being an habitual drunkard. They were married January 28, 1911, and separated March 29, 1915.
  • 06 Mar 1917 Viola Steinke was granted a divorce yesterday from Ora Steinke.
  • 07 Mar 1917 Alleging that his wife deserted him on February 22 of this year; that she accused him of indiscreet conduct with other women and that she had frequently threatened to leave him, Charles J. Grimm has brought suit for divorce against Catherine Grimm. They were married January 4, 1908.
  • 07 Mar 1917 Francis Swartout has sued Fred E. Swartout for divorce, charging non-support. Drunkenness is also charged in the complaint.
  • 07 Mar 1917 Flora Lapidot charges that her husband has truck her many times and that upon the last occasion of this brutal treatment, which was March 3, of this year, they separated. She has brought suit for divorce against Nick Lapidot.
  • 08 Mar 1917 Charging that her husband has beaten and otherwise abused her, Stella Battles wants a divorce from Ernest Battles. The complaint states that they were married in October 1914, and separated in February of this year.
  • 09 Mar 1917 Cruel and inhuman treatment is made grounds for the decree in the suit filed yesterday by Jessie Emberton against Ernest Emberton. The complaint sets forth that the defendant called the plaintiff vile and indecent names, that he falsely accused her of being intimate with other men and that he deserted her on March 3 without leaving her means of support. They were married January 9, 1916.
  • 10 Mar 1017 Charles King has filed a cross-complaint for divorce against his wife, Harriett King, in which he sets out that she had a habit of going on drunken carousals much against his desires and wishes. He also charges that she abandoned him. He wants the custody of a six-year-old child.
  • 13 Mar 1917 Charging that his wife continually nagged and abused him and that in August, 1915, she deserted him, Walter S. Kimmel has brought suit for a divorce against Iva Kimmel.
  • 13 Mar 1917 William Davidson has brought suit against Oma Nora Davidson for divorce. Desertion without cause is alleged. They were married in 1907 and separated in 1913. The plaintiff asks custody of the two children.
  • 13 Mar 1917 William H. Gowen preferred "peace at any price" and to gain that end he stated in a divorce complaint against Mary Gowen he allowed himself to be driven from home. The plaintiff states that he took her from her place over the washtub, provided her with a good home, showered her with love and devotion. She, by her cunning, responded by having him deed his property to her, and that accomplished, she threw him out.
  • 13 Mar 1917 Dora Houser was yesterday granted a divorce from John Houser and the custody of one child in the superior court.
  • 13 Mar 1917 Marietta Brooks was granted a divorce from William Brooks.
  • 14 Mar 1917 Judge Yaple of the superior court yesterday granted a divorce to Zoe Gaskill from Claude Gaskill. The custody of a 3-year-old child was given to Mrs. Grant Eichelberry. The defendant was ordered to pay $11 a month toward the child's support.
  • 14 Mar 1917 Georgiana Wiedman was granted a divorce from Martin Wiedman and the defendant ordered to pay $14 a month support money.
  • 15 Mar 1917 Since their marriage in 1915 her husband gave her $1.00 for dress goods and $2.00 for a pair of shoes, according to the allegation made by Katie Sproat in her suit filed for divorce against Bill Sproat. She says that she was forced to purchase all other necessaries throught the money she earned herself. That Bill boasted of his conquests with the ladies and falsely accused her of being intimate with other men are further facts set forth in the complaint. She states that he treated her so cruelly that she was forced to leave him on March 7 of this year. She asks a divorce and the custody of the child.
  • 16 Mar 1917 Bessie Koch has brought suit against John T. Koch for divorce, alleging that for two years he failed to provide for her in a proper manner and that he finally deserted her without cause. They were married June 20, 1902, and separated August, 1912.
  • 17 Mar 1917 Helen Cooksey was granted a divorce from Frank Cooksey in the superior court.
  • 18 Mar 1917 Gussie S. Cooksey has been granted a divorce from Paul Cooksey in the superior court.
  • 20 Mar 1917 Margaret Wilson has been granted a divorce from James Wilson and her maiden name of Brown restored.
  • 20 Mar 1917 A divorce was granted Leona Smith from Ira Smith in superior court by Judge Yaple yesterday morning. She was given the custody of a minor child and the defendant was ordered to pay $14 a month support money.
  • 21 Mar 1917 Martha M. Tegtmeyer has brought suit for divorce against Henry C. Tegtmeyer. The plaintiff allefes that the defendant beat her black and blue when she at one time spent fifteen cents to purchase a lunch basket in order that her older son by a former marriage might be able to carry his dinner to school. She also alleges that he frequently knocked her down, forced her to live in the same house with his sons by a former marriage who, encouraged by thier father, cursed an abused her. The defendant is further indicted when the plaintiff states that he failed to provide her proper or sufficient food when she was about to become a mother; that a child born February 14, 1917, died soon after birth and was allowed by the defendant to lay on the washstand for two days unattended and unburied.
  • 21 Mar 1917 Joseph Adams seeks the solace of the divorce court for the troubles of his married life. In a complaint filed yesterday against Lucy Adams he states that she has been cruel to him; that she has falsely accused him of associating with other women while she herself boasted of relations with other men. He asks the custody of one child.
  • 21 Mar 1917 Alleging that her husband has often struck her, knocked her down and kicked her, Marquerite Piepenbrink has brought suit for divorce against Carl Piepenbrink. The restoration of her maiden name O'Connor is asked.
  • 21 Mar 1917 Nick Lapidot several days ago beat the restraining order issued against him by the court forbidding him to withdraw his money from the bank by getting to the institution befroe the decision of the judge. He withdrew $700. When it was learned yesterday that he had $500 of it on his person he was ordered to turn this over to County Clerk Stout. The restraining order was issued in connection with a divorce suit and is to be in force until the conclusion of the case.
  • 22 Mar 1917 In the superior court Emma Marhenke has filed suit for divorce against William F. Marhenke, to whom she was married April 24, 1901, and from whom she separated May 23, 1914. The wife charges that the husband deserted her on the last named date and that she has not been supported by him since. She wants the custody of the children and $50 a month for support.
  • 22 Mar 1917 Orpha Pettiford has asked the superior court for an order restraining Cecil Pettiford from molesting her at her home. Plaintiff claims that the husband left her some time ago and was a non-resident of the state. She filed suit for divorce and later he returned and went to her home, where he has since remained, refusing to leave. She claims that she fears he will do he bodily harm.
  • 22 Mar 1917 Edward Meyers was granted a divorce from Blanche Meyers on cross-complaint. The case was heard in superior court.
  • 22 Mar 1917 Ernest Covington has filed suit for divorce against Zina Covington, alleging abandonment. The couple were married November 2, 1911, and separated January 4, 1912.
  • 22 Mar 1917 Elizabeth Grage has been granted a divorce from William Grage by proceedings in superior court.
  • 23 Mar 1917 Otto C. Hildebrand has been drunk since January 1, this year, according to his wife, Laura B. Hildebrand, who filed a complaint in superior court yesterday for divorce. In addition to being an habitual drunkard, she alleges that he has failed to support her properly. The plaintiff asks the custody of the child and $500 alimony. The complaint states that the Hildebrand's were married Nov. 5, 1912, and separated March 20 of this year.
  • 23 Mar 1917 That Harold made life misserable for her and called her vile and indecent names, are allegations set forth by Gertrude Wolf in her suit for divorce, filed yesterday. She further states that her husband has treated her in a cruel and inhuman manner and that life with him is not bearable.
  • 23 Mar 1917 Grace Grage has brought suit against Joseph Grage. She wants a divorce for a number of reasons, chief of which is found in the allegation that her husband for days at a time has refused to speak to her. At other times, according to the complaint, he continually nagged at her. They were married in October, 1915, and separated recently.
  • 23 Mar 1917 Linnie Pollock was one of the many who climbed aboard the divorce band wagon yesterday. In her complaint, which is against Frank H. Pollock, she states that he threatened to kill her. Non-support is another charge made. They were married Sept. 7, 1911, and separated the first of the present year.
  • 23 Mar 1917 Blanche Meyers was granted a divorce from Edward Meyers in the superior court on cross complaint, instead of vice versa, as was erroneously announced yesterday.
  • 24 Mar 1917 After a married life dating from February 3 to March 6, Ruth Schorr has decided that she has had enough of Matrimonial bliss, and has filed suit for divorce. In her complaint against John Schorr she states that he failed to show her any affection while living with her; that he professed to love another. It is also alleged that he failed to provide for her and that he deserted her on March 6. A decree amd $7 a month support money are asked.
  • 24 Mar 1917 Vesta Scheihling, in her divorce suit against Charles Scheihing, charges that he has associated with other women; that he has cursed and sworn at her and that he threatened to do her bodily harm. They were married June 20, 1916, and separated in March of this year.
  • 24 Mar 1917 Grace Brayton wants the name of Wilson restored to her, the name of her former husband. This is the action prayed for in a divorce suit filed yesterday against Edmond Brayton. The complaint alleges that he frequently becomes intoxicated and abuses her and her ten-year-old boy. They were married February 6, 1914 and separated May, 1916.
  • 25 Mar 1917 A divorce has been granted in superior court to Rose Halk from William Halk.
  • 25 Mar 1917 A divorce has been granted in superior court to Charles Knuth from Lillian Knuth.
  • 25 Mar 1917 Charles Bright has filed suit for divorce against Arthmise Bright. He claims that she has been frequenting wine rooms in the company of divorced women; that she left him last fall and that she prefers the company of other men. He also alleges that she is unfit to mother his children and he asks for their custody.
  • 27 Mar 1917 A divorce was granted to Elizabeth Auer against Geo. Auer.
  • 27 Mar 1917 A divorce was granted to Essie Parks against James Parks.
  • 27 Mar 1917 A divorce was granted to John O. Jackman against Ethel Jackman.
  • 28 Mar 1917 Julia Taylor, in bringing suit against Richard Taylor for divorce, alleges that he has treated her in a cruel and inhuman manner and that he is an habitual drunkard. They were married June 9, 1906.
  • 29 Mar 1917 Judge Eggeman in the circuit court late yesterday refused to grant a divorce decree in the Boedecker case and in a somewhat lengthy statement he attempted to reconcile the couple for the sake of their three children. The judge said in his statement that some people seemed to regard a marriage contract as any other contract and that they believe it could be dissolved the same as any other contract. A marriage contract is one of the mose sacred things in the world, he said, because it is through marriage that civilization is built. This has been handed down to us from ecclesiastical days, he said. It doesn't seem possible, the court told the father and mother, that people could separate in view of the fact that children had been born to the union. The court room was crowded when the judge gave his decision. He found that both parties had committed improper acts and refused to grant a decree to either plaintiff or defendant.
  • 29 Mar 1917 George Schrieber has begun action against Nellie Schrieber for divorce. The couple were married April 20, 1915, and separated in the same year. The plaintiff alleges that the defendant called him vile names, cursed him and associated with other men.
  • 29 Mar 1917 Stella Smith seeks a divorce from Leslie Smith, alleging that the defendant is intensely jealous and that he is addicted to the use of intoxicating liquor. An order restraining the Wayne hotel from paying wages to the defendant is asked.
  • 30 Mar 1917 Charles McSweeney has filed suit for a legal separation from Gerald McSweeney. She charges that he has beat her and treated her cruelly and that he left her last June, going to the border with Company E.
  • 31 Mar 1917 Fred and Fern Leaming were married and have separated in the short time that has elapsed since the beginning of the present year, according to facts set forth in the complaint filed by Fred Leaming against Fern in court yesterday. They were married January 20 and separated March 22. He alleges that she failed to perform her household duties as she should and would not prepare his meals. He also states that she was in the habit of going to her mother's house where she would remain for days at a time.
  • 31 Mar 1917 Stating that she continually reminded him that she loved her former husband more than she did him, Edward Wenninghoff has brought suit for divorce against Bertha Wenninghoff. The complaint states that the defendant gave as her reason for her preference for her former husband the fact that her one-time spouse gave her more money. He also states that she often remained on the streets until late at night and would not get out of bed until 10 or 11 o'clock in the morning.
  • 31 Mar 1917 Laura A. Nichols has been granted a divorce from David E. Nichols in the superior court. Her maiden name of Freeman was restored.

  • 01 Apr 1917 In a divorce complaint dripping with allegations vilely sensuous Maude Kruse has brougth suit against Clarence E. Kruse asking that the court give her an absolute decree. She states that she is a lover of children and that her husband is cruelly averse to her becoming a mother. It is further alleged that the defendant forced the plaintiff to treatment prompted by his own selfishness that has broken down her health, and that by his cruel and inhuman treatment has caused her untold mental anguish. They were married November 11, 1914, and separated March 31, 1917.
  • 01 Apr 1917 That he has often promised to do her bodily harm and has even gone so far as to threaten to kill her are among the allegations made in the complaint filed by Emma Flesher against John W. Flesher for divorce. They were married September 22, 1913, and separated in March, 1917.
  • 01 Apr 1917 Desertion is the chief allegation made in the divorce suit of George Cooper against Aurelia Cooper. He also charges that she nagged at him and that she has refused to live with him. They were married in May, 1910, and separated in July, 1914.
  • 01 Apr 1917 Judge Yaple, of the superior court, granted Mildred Bleekman a divorce from Robert Bleekman. The maiden name of Dixon was restored.
  • 01 Apr 1917 The divorce case of Emma Diehl against Orley Deal has been dismissed from the dockets of the superior court.
  • 03 Apr 1917 The exception which proves the rule was brought to light yesterday when in a divorce complaint the female of the species was accused of holding her tongue. Garry A. Lemay alleges that his wife Amelia R. Lemay refuses to speak a word to him for a week or two at a time, and although he has been married to her since October 14, 1897, he deems the action of sufficient cruelty to warrant him in asking for a decree of divorce. It is also stated that she has refused to do his washing and that she has not lived with him since July of last year. He asks the custody of the four minor children.
  • 03 Apr 1917 That she continually nagged at him is one of the charges made by George Cooper in his action for divorce against Amelia Cooper. They were married May 10, 1910, and separated in July, 1914. The plainriff also charges that the defendant would remain on the streets at night against his wishes.
  • 03 Apr 1917 May J. Gerten has begun suit for divorce against George W. Gerten. They were married November 29, 1911, and separated March 30, 1917. In addition to the decree the custody of the three minor children is asked.
  • 03 Apr 1917 A divorce was granted yesterday in superior court to Mary Cranston from Joseph Cranston and her maiden name of Bender restored.
  • 03 Apr 1917 A divorce was granted yesterday in superior court to Bertha Lhamon against Enos Lhamon, the defendant being ordered to pay $10 a month support money.
  • 03 Apr 1917 A divorce was granted yesterday in superior court to Mildred Bleekman, her maiden name of Dixon was restored.
  • 04 Apr 1917 Judge Eggeman of the circuit court has granted Bessie V. Mangan a divorce from Frank A. Mangan and the custody of a minor child. The defendant was ordered to pay $20 a month support money.
  • 04 Apr 1917 Charging desertion, George Hamilton has brought suit against Sarah Hamilton. They were married January 22, 1891, and separated in 1905.
  • 05 Apr 1917 Edward Stumpf has filed suit against Cora B. Stumpf for divorce. The couple were married December 11, 1913, and separated September 31, 1914, at which time defendant deserted plaintiff, according to the complaint.
  • 06 Apr 1917 Corie Swantisch has been granted a divorce from Frank Swantisch in superior court.
  • 07 Apr 1917 Judge Yaple of the superior court found in favor of the plaintiff yesterday and annuled the marriage of Marie Lambert against Edmund O. Stork. She stated that they had never lived together.
  • 07 Apr 1917 Elizabeth Swank has been granted a divorce from Leonard Swank and the custody of a minor child. The defendant was ordered to pay $10 a month support money.
  • 07 Apr 1917 A divorce was granted Margaret Kring in the superior court against Charles Kring.
  • 08 Apr 1917 Benjamin Bundy has commenced suit for a divorce against Mary Bundy, charging that she deserted him in December of 1916, the same year that they were married. He further sets forth that she told him that he was too old for her and refused to support her marital vows.
  • 08 Apr 1917 Another divorce suit filed yesterday was brought by Louis Sefton against Harry Sefton. She states that he has been cruel to her, at times striking her and otherwise abusing her. The custody of the children and reasonable support are asked in addition to the decree.
  • 08 Apr 1917 A divorce was granted in superior court yesterday to Vera J. Randall from Cyrus Randall.
  • 08 Apr 1917 A divorce was granted in superior court yesterday to Vera Guthrie from Alfred Guthrie.
  • 08 Apr 1917 A divorce was granted in superior court yesterday to Ernest Wysong from Martha Wysong. The plaintiff was ordered to pay $10 a month support money.
  • 08 Apr 1917 The limited divorce decree of Frank R. Shunk versus Birdie A. Shunk was set aside in superior court yesterday morning.
  • 10 Apr 1917 Carl Piepenbrink has brought suit against Marguerite Piepenbrink for divorce. He charges that she continually nagged at him, and was dissatisfied with his way of providing for her. He also alleges that she continually desired to live beyond his means. They were married September 27, 1915, and separated April of this year.
  • 10 Apr 1917 James M. Bowman has filed suit for divorce yesterday. His complaint is against Sarah E. Bowman and charges that she swore at him and cursed him and drove him from the house. They were married in 1913 and separated last month.
  • 10 Apr 1917 After twenty-six years of married life Edwin G. Lightfield has decided that he has given the matrimonial bark a fair trial and that he should have a divorce. He charges cruel and inhuman treatment and that she refused to prepare food for him and take care of him when he was sick.
  • 10 Apr 1917 Charging desertion and failure to provide Hepseybette Powell has brought suit against James Powell. They were married November 23, 1901 and separated May, 1915.
  • 10 Apr 1917 Fanniel Green has been granted a divorce from John J. Green.
  • 10 Apr 1917 Minnie L. McKenzie has been granted a divorce from Fred McKenzie. The plaintiff secured the custody of two minor children, and the defendant was ordered to pay $5 a week support money.
  • 10 Apr 1917 The divorce case of Wilda Einsel against William S. Einsel has been dismissed from the docket of the superior court.
  • 11 Apr 1917 Charging that her husband is exceedingly jealous and that he frequently becomes intoxicated, Ada Moreland has begun suit for divorce against Thorman Moreland. They were married December 31, 1905, and separated March 24, 1917. She also alleges that he has failed to support her properly and that frequently he has called her indecent names and threatened to kill her.
  • 12 Apr 1917 Lucille L. Dawson has filed an action in court in which she seeks to have her marriage to Robert J. Dawson annulled. The husband is now serving a term in the penitentiary for criminal assault upon a girl at Monroeville.
  • 12 Apr 1917 Eva Osterman sues Charles Osterman for a decree of divorce, alleging gailure to provide and threats of bodily injury. She wants custody of two children.
  • 12 Apr 1917 charging that his wife stayed out all night and was in the habit of becoming intoxicated, Henry F. Siebold has filed suit against his wife, Ida L. Siebold. The couple have been married twenty-five years.
  • 13 Apr 1917 The defendant in the case of Carl Piepenbrink against Mary Piepenbrink has filed a cross complaint in the superior court. She alleges that after she had dismissed a divorce complaint she formerly filed at the request of the plaintiff, he filed one himself.
  • 13 Apr 1917 James T. Reid has begun suit for divorce in the circuit court against Mary M. Reid. The complaint alleged that the defendant has refused to live with him since their marriage in 1907 and that she cares more for her five grown-up children by her first husband than she does for him. The plaintiff also states that she make her home at different time at Muncie, Fort Wayne, Newcastle and in Kentucky.
  • 14 Apr 1917 After sticking it out for thirteen years, Cornelia March on Friday, the thirteenth, filed a suit for divorce from Thomas. They separated Thursday last. Mrs. March says in her complaint that she has always been an attentive and dutiful wife; always good and true and as affectionate as her husband would allow her to be. In spite of this and these Thomas has persisted in treating her in a cruel and inhuman manner and has occasionally taken pains to vent his spleen on a child of hers by a former marriage. The complaint pleads first for an allowance of $25 for attorney fees, then an allowance to keep her up during the pendency of the action and an injunction to restrain hubby from selling their joint furniture.
  • 14 Apr 1917 The divorce suit of Frances Swartout versus Fred Swartout was dismissed in superior court yesterday.
  • 14 Apr 1917 The divorce suit of Iva Kimmel versus Walter Kimmel was dismissed in superior court yesterday.
  • 14 Apr 1917 The divorce suit of Madeline Oberson was dismissed in superior court yesterday.
  • 14 Apr 1917 The divorce suit of Bertha Keck versus Commodore Keck was dismissed in superior court yesterday.
  • 14 Apr 1917 James T. Ried sues his wife Mary M. Ried for divorce. He admits in his complaint that his wife cares more for other fellows than she does for him and that her affection for five children by a previous marriage has put him entirely out of the running.
  • 15 Apr 1917 To have their marriage annulled, George Reck has commenced suit against Jessie Brown. He says that when they were married she represented herself to be in a condition in which she is not.
  • 15 Apr 1917 Ruth Mills has commenced suit against Otto Mills for a separate maintenance. She asks $12 a week.
  • 15 Apr 1917 Alleging cruel and inhuman treatment, Mildren Middleton has commenced suit for divorce against Robert Middleton.
  • 15 Apr 1917 Clyde McBrien has been made defendant in a divorce complaint filed by Freda McBrien. She alleges lack of support.
  • 17 Apr 1917 A divorce has been granted in the superior court to Katie Boon from Albert E. Boon, the plaintiff getting the custody of the child and $10 a month support money.
  • 17 Apr 1917 A divorce has been granted in the superior court to Minnie Dalmann from Arthur Dalmann and her maiden name of Maddox restored.
  • 17 Apr 1917 Charging desertion, Freda McBrien has brought suit against Clyde McBrien, seeking divorce and custody of a minor child.
  • 19 Apr 1917 Ella Bogash has filed a suit in superior court for a divorce from Frank Bogash to whom she was married in October, 1887, and from whom she separated in January, 1916. She charges that he has been cruel to her for ten years and threatened her with violence. She asks a restraining order to prevent him from molesting her.
  • 19 Apr 1917 Katharine Steele wants a divorce from William Steele. She says in her complaint that they were married August 10, 1884, and separated in April, 1917. That the defendant beat his wife, choked her and drove her out of the house are allegation in the complaint.
  • 19 Apr 1917 Anna Dalman seeks a separation from John Dalman, charging that they were married November 8, 1913, and that in February, 1914, he deserted her.
  • 20 Apr 1917 Alleging desertion, Anna Delaney has begun suit for divorce against John Delaney. They were married November 8, 1913, according to the complaint.
  • 21 Apr 1917 Paul Boone is asking for a divorce from Olus J. Boone. They were married in August, 1913, and separated the same month of 1916. He alleges that she refused to cook for him; was extravagant and spent way beyond his earning power. An absolute decree is asked.
  • 21 Apr 1917 She not only ceased to love him, but continually reminded him of that fact. This is one of the llegations made by Frank L. Reneman, who brought suit yesterday against T. Pearl Reneman. They were married in December, 1913, and separated a few weeks ago. The complaint also states that she is quarrelsome.
  • 21 Apr 1917 Charging that her husband is a drunkard and that he has been cruel and inhuman, Edith Emery has brought suit for divorce against Grant Emery. They were married July 9, 1912, and separated January, 1917.
  • 21 Apr 1917 Desertion is the charge made in the divorce suit brought by Virginia Dustman against Hugh G. Dustman. They were married in October, 1912, and separated in 1914.
  • 21 Apr 1917 Linda Bailey wants a divorce from Tron M. Bailey and begun proceedings in the superior court yesterday. She charges that he left her without money or means to support herself and that she was forced to ask assistance from the neighbors. The complaint also states that he accused her without cause of entertaining affection of other men.
  • 21 Apr 1917 Jennie Hackworth was granted a divorce yesterday by Judge Carl Yaple of the superior court and given two-thirds of the property. The decree was given against Edward S. Hackworth, who receives the remainder of the property.
  • 21 Apr 1917 Judge Carl Yaple of the superior court has granted Eva Chambers a divorce from Ralph Chambers.
  • 22 Apr 1917 Stephen Chastek, a native of Austria-Hungary, appeared in circuit court yesterday before Judge Eggeman on a cross complaint for a divorce from Lizzie Chastek. When asked whether he had been naturalized he replied that he had and at the bidding of the judge went home for his papers. He returned with only the first papers, saying that he understood that that was all that was necessary to complete his naturalization. The judge too the case under advisement.
  • 22 Apr 1917 Orpha Butt has been granted a divorce from Paul Butt. Her maiden name, Campbell was restored to her.
  • 24 Apr 1917 Suit for divorce, custody of two children and $1,500 alimony was entered by Mrs. Nettie Iown Fry in the superior court yesterday against her husband, Fred H. Fry, a member of the city police force. She charges cruelty.
  • 24 Apr 1917 On the petition for the support of minor children, Hattie K. Mills has sued Samuel Mills. The plaintiff sets forth that in September, 191?, she was granted a divorce from the defendant and he was ordered by court to pay $4.00 a week support money. It is alleged that since that time she has been paid about $4.50.
  • 24 Apr 1917 Mable North has been granted a divorce from Ivan C. North. Her former name of Knisely was restored to her.
  • 24 Apr 1917 Emil W. Fabian has begun suit for divorce against Mary Fabian after a married life dating from February 3, of this year. The plaintiff alleges that the defendant has treated him so cruelly that it is no longer possible for him to live with her.
  • 25 Apr 1917 Clarence Coover, minus a wife by the decree of the circuit court late yesterday afternoon, still has the obligation of support, which is no small one. Judge O'Rourke, in granting an absolute divorce to Leah Coover also gave her the custody of the two children and ordered that Clarence, who is an architect of the city, pay $40 a month to keep the mother and children supplied with the necessaries of life. Much interest was manifested in the case, owing to the prominence of the couple. Mrs. Coover alleged that her husband remained out late at night, frequently coming home at 1 and 2 o'clock in the morning and that he spent the money that should have been used in the support of his family in gambling.
  • 25 Apr 1917 Alleging that she associated with other men for evil purposes, Otto Mills has begun suit in superior court for a divorce from Ruth Mills. He also alleges cruel and inhuman treatment. They were married in May, 1912 and separated in Movenber, 1916. He asks the custody of one child.
  • 25 Apr 1917 Anna Roop was granted a divorce yesterday in superior court from Fred Roop.
  • 25 Apr 1917 Minnie Ellison has commenced suit for a divorce against William Ellison. She says he has failed to support her, and that he threatened to kill her and has in other ways abused her. They were married May, 1901, and separated in March, 1917.
  • 26 Apr 1917 L. May Miller seeks a divorce in the superior court from Arthur W. Miller, to whom she was married November 4, 1913, and from whom she separated April 13, 1917. The wife claims that the husband was jealous of her and that he falsely accused her.
  • 26 Apr 1917 Mary Pollas has filed a suit in superior court for decree of divorce from Nick Pollas, alleging that he has a violent temper and falsely accuses her of intimacy with other men. The wife seeks to get control of a shoe-shining business at 709 Court street.
  • 26 Apr 1917 Della Wilson asks for a divorce from William F. Wilson. The couple were married June 15, 1914, and separated last year. Desertion and non-support are charged.
  • 27 Apr 1917 Ten minutes after Mary Polas had filed suit for divorce against Nick Polas, Nick filed a cross complaint. Restraining orders were granted in both instances.
  • 27 Apr 1917 Judge Carl Yaple, of the superior court, has granted Alta Schultz a divorce from Joseph Schultz and given her the custody of two minor children. The defendant was ordered to pay $20 a month support money.
  • 27 Apr 1917 The divorce case of Mamie Gallmeyer against William C. Gallmeyer has been dismissed from the dockets of the superior court.
  • 28 Apr 1917 Lucy Mason was granted a divorce in superior court yesterday by Judge Yaple from William C. Mason. She was also given the custody of the child and he was ordered to pay $15 a month support money.
  • 28 Apr 1917 Amelia Lemay has dismissed two divorce suits against Garry Lemay. She filed a suit sometime ago and without dismissing the suit went back to him. Soon thereafter she filed another suit and now wants them both dismissed.
  • 29 Apr 1917 Martha Auer has been granted a divorce from Edward Auer in the superior court.
  • 29 Apr 1917 The case of Joseph J. Adams against Irene Adams for divorce has been dismissed from the dockets of the superior court.
  • 29 Apr 1917 Carrie B. Greer was granted a divorce from Louis A. Greer in the circuit court yesterday afternoon. Her testimony showed that the defendant was now serving a term of two years in the Michigan City penitentiary for forging checks. She also testified that he had been accustomed to frequently beating her.
  • 29 Apr 1917 Mae E. Boals has brought suit against Harvie E. Boals, asking settlement of execution. The plaintiff has been awarded judgement of $500 alimony, which the defendant, it is alleged, failed to pay.

  • 01 May 1917 Grace Christian was granted a divorce in the superior court yesterday from Edward Christian. She was given the custody of the child and $10 a month support money.
  • 02 May 1917 William Campbell has brought suit against Margaret Campbell, asking annulment of the marriage contract on the grounds of fraud. He states that when he married her in June last year she told him was was unmarried, but that he afterwards found out that she not only had a husband living in Grand Rapids, but had two children as the fruits of her former marriage.
  • 03 May 1917 Clarence J. Bricker has filed a suit against Mabel Bricker for a decree of divorce, alleging that the defendant cursed him, called him vile names and otherwise mistreated him. He wants the court to order the wife to convey to him certain property which he claims he should have.
  • 03 May 1917 Hazel Blake says in her complaint for divorce and annulment of marriage that she thought she was marrying a certain person when in reality she was marrying some one else. The couple were married November 18, 1915, and spearated March 1, 1917. She says that the defendant said his name was Blake when she married him, but later she found out that his name is Kent.
  • 03 May 1917 Augusta L. E. Barnes wants a divorce from Almer G. Barnes, to whom she was married October 3, 1916, and from whom she separated October, 1916. Desertion is charged.
  • 03 May 1917 Harry J. Beck sues Anna R. Beck, alleging misrepresentation. It is charged that the defendant misrepresented the facts to him when they were married and now she does not want to live with him.
  • 04 May 1917 Emma E. Brand has begun suit against Scott C. Brand for divorce, charging cruelty.
  • 04 May 1917 Judge Yaple granted an annulment of marriage yesterday to Ruth Gillmore in her suit against Robert Burns.
  • 04 May 1917 Lillian Carver has been granted a divorce from Edward Carver.
  • 05 May 1917 Mrs. Peter Eggiman has brought suit for divorce against Peter Eggiman, alleging that although her husband earns $105 a month, he does not give her enough for the bare necessitites of life. The complaint states that she is forced to clean offices to earn enough to make both ends meet. The matrimonial rupture come after a married life of thiry years. The case was filed several days ago, but Mrs. Eggiman did not want anyone to know about it and had the attorney withdraw the case from the files.
  • 05 May 1917 Alleging that she has been treating him in a cruel and inhuman manner and that she has called him vile names, Thomas Dilly has brought suit for divorce against Abbie Dilly.
  • 05 May 1917 Florence Johnson has filed a complaint for divorce against Merle Johnson. According to the complaint, he asked her to leave him and accused her of causing the heath of their baby born last July. She asks the custody of a minor child.
  • 05 May 1917 Stephen Chastik has been granted a divorce from Lizzie Chastik.
  • 05 May 1917 Charging failure to provide and desertion, Effie Rosen has brought suit for divorce against Ira Rosen. They were married in 1916, according to the complaint.
  • 06 May 1917 Alleging that her husband beat her black and blue and threatened to kill her, Zelma Bodecker has brought suit against William H. Bodecker for divorce. They were married, according to the complaint on May 20, 1908, and separated October 28, of last year. She asks $1,500 alimony and the custody of the three children.
  • 06 May 1917 A wife isn't much account if she doesn't stay home, according to the complaint filed yesterday by Clarence H. Lapp against Fannie M. Lapp for divorce. He charges that she abandoned him without any cause what-ever; that before final desertion she would often leave for days at a time and that when she was at home she would refuse to do regular housework.
  • 06 May 1917 Charging abandonment, Robert A. Coleman has begun suit for divorce against Mamie Coleman. They were married December 25, 1911, and separated April 9, 1914, as the facts are set forth in the complaint.
  • 06 May 1917 Gertrude Gridler has been granted a divorce from Lee Gridler.
  • 08 May 1917 Charging that her husband has become addicted to the use of absinthe and that when drunk with the drug he has abused her, at time attempting to choke her, Alma M. Kendall yesterday started proceedings in the superior court for divorce against Damon H. Kendall. They were married December, 1915, and separated February 3, of this year. She asks the restoration of her maiden name, Miller.
  • 08 May 1917 Rose Cramer has filed suit for divorce against Paul Cramer, charging that he has failed to support her and that he given his money to relatives. They were married December, 1916. Eight dollars a week support money is asked.
  • 09 May 1917 Alleging that her husband's intense jealousy is increasing as the years to by, and some of them have already passed, for they have been married twenty years, Evelyn M. Cooper has begun suit for divorce against Arthur Cooper. The complaint also sets forth that the defendant has accused the plaintiff of being unchase and that in the presence of other people he has slapped her in the face. She asks an absolute decree and the custody of the 14-year-old daughter.
  • 09 May 1917 Failure to provide is the principal cause for divorce stated in the complaint filed yesterday by Madonna M. Williams against James L. Williams. She states that they were married April 15, 1916, and separated recently.
  • 09 May 1917 Pearl Price wants a divorce from Bryant Price, charging desertion. They were married July 20, 1915, and separated Marc26, 1916.
  • 09 May 1917 Charles J. Grimes has been granted a divorce from Catherine A. Grimes.
  • 10 May 1917 Everetta L. Beaver wants Harry C. Beaver, driver's help for the Centlivre Brewing company, to pay half of his $15 a week wage for her support and $30 for attorney fee, in a divorce petition which she filed in superior court yesterday. She asks the divorce on the grounds that he failed to support her, cursed and struck her. They were married on August 9, 1904, and separated yesterday.
  • 10 May 1917 Anna Neireiter yesterday in superior court filed a divorce suit against her husband, Henry C. Neireiter, in which she wants $10 a week alimony, the custody of the children, Lillian, thirteen; Charles, 12; Violet, ten, and Ruth, seven, and an order restraining him from entering her premises at 3420 Lafayette street. The S. F. Bowser company, for which he works, is names to prevent paying him his wages. The suit is filed on alleged periodical "jags" and failure to support his wife during the last two years. The complaint sets forth that they were married on April 11, 1902. Yesterday is given as the date of separation.
  • 10 May 1917 John N. Kress, seventy-nine, an elevator operator, asks for a divorce from Mary E. Kress in a suit filed in superior court. He alleges that she bought groceries and other goods in excess of his ability to pay, that she sent them to her relatives and also that she refused to cook meals for him when he came over for supper. They were married July 11, 1913.
  • 11 May 1917 Earl Hull in a divorce suit states that he was married to Wavas Hull on February 3 of this year and that on the 13th she came home with some men in an intoxicated condition. An absolute decree is asked.
  • 11 May 1917 Bertha Moushey wants a limited divorce from Henry Moushey. It is set forth in the complaint that they were married twenty-four years but that the defendant has recently become abusinve, calling her vile names and striking and pounding her. Ten dollars a week support money is asked.
  • 12 May 1917 By proceedings in superior court yesterday, Florence A. Kelly was restored to her maiden name of Florence A. Schearer.
  • 12 May 1917 Charging non-support Rose K. Bohn has filed suit for divorce against Paul W. C. Bohn. She asks for $8 a week support money.
  • 13 May 1917 Charging non-support, Ada Lesh has brought suit for divorce against Leonard Lesh. The complaint sets forth that they were married April 4, 1915, and that they separated August 6, 1916.
  • 15 May 1917 In the suit of John Ebert vs. Blossom Ebert for divorce, filed in superior court yesterday, a number of sensational allegations are set forth by the plaintiff. Defendant is charged with adultery, associating with lews persons and visiting wine rooms, drinking places and others of ill repute. It is stated that during their married life she received letters from male friends and was guilty of other things unbecoming a married woman and a mother, and that he left her on March 16, this year, when he learned of her acts of adultery. The plaintiff asks the custody of a daughter of three years, stating that the defendant is unfit to care for it. A decree of divorce and other proper relief are also prayed for.
  • 15 May 1917 Alleging failure to support and cruel and inhuman treatment, Martha A. Cecil has brought suit in the superior court against Robert W. Cecil. Plaintiff alleges she was abliged to use her own money for support and that defendant appropriated to his use money belonging to her and not only failed to return same but refused to render an accounting. They were married May 1, 1915, and separated May 9, 1917. An absolute decree and restoration of her maiden name of Martha A. Slough is asked.
  • 15 May 1917 Florence Lapham sues Charles D. Lapham for divorce in an action filed yesterday in superior court. Non-support, cruel and inhuman treatment and abandonment are allegations set forth. Restoration of her maiden name, Florence Close, attorneys' fees and support money during the pendency of the trial are asked in addition to a decree.
  • 15 May 1917 Hazel Nieman vs. Benjamin Nieman for divorce is the title of another case filed on Monday. Plaintiff states that the defendant was guilty of cruet and inhuman treatment, that he compelled her to reside next door to his mother, where living was uncongenial and refused to make a change. Complaint also sets out that the defendant forcibly laid hold of her, threw her into a chair and threatened to strike her. Plaintiff fears for the safety of herself and their 6 weeks-old daughter. She asks for the custody of the child, attorneys' fees, reasonalbe alimony, support money during the pendency of this action and that the defendant be restrained from molesting her and the child and from disposing of their household goods.
  • 15 May 1917 Another divorce suit filed was that of Ada Lesh against Leonard Lesh, in which it is alleged that the defendant has failed to properly support her. Their marriage took place April 4, 1915, and the separated August 6, 1916.
  • 15 May 1917 Edna Louise Nelson wants a divorce from Henry C. Nelson, in accordance with suit filed Monday. She states that they were married May 21, 1914, and separated December 7, 1916, and during all that time the defendant failed utterly to make any provision for her support thought fully able to do so. She asks the restoration of her maiden name, Edna Louise Corns, a decree and all other proper relief.
  • 15 May 1917 Mary Jenkins was granted a divorce from Charles W. Jenkins by proceedings in the superior court. She was allowed the custody of a minor child and the defendant was ordered to pay $10 immediately and $8 a month for her support.
  • 16 May 1917 Henry Peppler has brought suit against Jennie Peppler for divorce, charging immoral conduct and abandonment. They were married on May 27, 1916, and lived together until April 12, 1917.
  • 16 May 1917 William Davison was granted a divorce from Nora Davison by Judge Yaple in the superior court yesterday morning.
  • 17 May 1917 In the superior court Charles E. Gilbert sues Emma Gilbert for a decree of divorce. The couple were married December 21, 1916, and separated May 1, 1917. The plaintiff alleges that the defendant nagged him and always complained to him of different things. She also told him that she did not love him, the complaint states.
  • 17 May 1917 Anna Garman has filed a suit against Benjamin F. Garmen for a decree of divorce, alleging that the husband was cruel to her, cursed her, called her vile names and accused her of infidelity. The complaint recites that the husband told his wife that she was poor and he was rich and for this reason it was impossible for them to live together. The court is asked to restrain the Grabill State bank and the Huntertown State bank from paying deposits ro the defendant.
  • 17 May 1917 Clyde E. DuBois has filed suit against Alice DuBois for a divorce. The couple were married September 24, 1910, and separated September 27, 1914. Desertion is alleged.
  • 17 May 1917 Mildred G. Reuille has filed an action for divorce against Louis J. Reuille, alleging that the defendant falsely accused her of associating with other men and that he regularly became drunk and stayed drunk for a week.
  • 17 May 1917 Elizabeth Jacobs seeks a divorce from Thomas Jacobs, alleging cruel and inhuman treatment.
  • 17 May 1917 Elizabeth Jacobs has asked the superior court to divorce her from Thos. Jacobs. She says that the husband deserted her two years ago and is traveling now with a circus.
  • 18 May 1917 A suit for divorce was instituted for Charles E. Gilbert against Emma Gilbert. The complaint recites that the defendant was cruel and inhuman toward him in that she was continually nagging and complaining and refused to speak to him for weeks at a time, also saying that she did not love him and had no use for him. They were married December 21, 1916, and separated on the first of this month.
  • 18 May 1917 Cora D. Burchal yesterday filed suit against her husband, James, for divorce, alleging that she was induced to marry him by false and fradulent statements to the effect that he held a good position and was amply able to furnish her a good home. That after their marriage he refused to work and support her properly and was guilty of cruel and inhuman treatment. She asks a decree of divorce and the restoration of her maiden name. They were married January 31, 1917, and separated March 1.
  • 18 May 1917 Mary Baker wants a divorce from Charles Baker according to an action brought yesterday by her in superior court. The couple were married September 20, 1910, and lived together until February, 1915, when the defendant cruelly deserted her and compelled her to work in order to support herself, are the allegations set out in the complaint.
  • 18 May 1917 Lulu Angel alleges that George does not live up to his name in her auit for divorce filed yesterday. She says they were married on the first of July, last year, and separated yesterday. The plaintiff claims her husband was cruel and inhuman in his treatment of her and refused to provide for her support. She asks a divorce and the restoration of her maiden name, Miller.
  • 18 May 1917 In her suit for divorce filed yesterday Mildren Reuilie says her husband, Louis, is an habitual drunkard and that his souses last weeks at a time. She further states that he has wrongfully accused her of infidelity.
  • 18 May 1917 Ernst Buhr is charged with threatening his wife with a shot gun in the complaint for divorce which she had filed. She asks the custody of five children.
  • 18 May 1917 In her suit for divorce asking $1,000 alimony, Rosa Lapidot says her husband, Emil, was cruel and would strike and beat her and call her vile and indecent names. She wants the custody of their four children and asks that a restraining order be issued against the rolling mills paying him any money.
  • 18 May 1917 Asking $10 a week support money and that the Fort Wayne Transfer company be restrained from paying her husband back wages, Blanch B. Wolford has sued Arthur Wolford for divorce.
  • 18 May 1917 Anna Garman in her suit for divorce against Ben F. Garman, the plaintiff alleges that the defendant wrongfully accused her of infidelity and asserted that as he was rich and she poor they could not live together. A restraining order preventing the Huntertown and Grabill state banks from paying the defendant money he has on deposit their is also asked.
  • 18 May 1917 Alleging that his wife, Alice, has deserted him, Clyde DuBois asks that a divorce be grranted to him.
  • 19 May 1917 Claiming that her husband Ora has falsely accused her of infidlity and that he comes home drunk, Gertrude Shannon asks in the Allen superior court that she be granted a divorce. She further alleges that the defendant has for the past two years failed to make reasonable provision for her support, although he earns from $16 to $22 per week as bartender for Joseph Ludwig, who is made a party to the suit. She says she has no money with which to pay her attorneys and wants to be taken care of in addition to a decree and a restraining order preventing said Ludwig from pay wages due her husband. Restoration of her maid name, Gerturde Doyle, is also asked.
  • 19 May 1917 Ora Scudder, who claims to be th champion billiardist of New York, was yesterday awarded a divorce in superior court from Fay O. Scudder, a Fort Wayne woman. He is to pay her $1,500 alimony, $500 of the amount to be turned over at once.
  • 20 May 1917 Emilie Lichtsinn yesterday commenced action in the superior court against William L. Lichtsinn, senior menber of the firm of Lichtsinn & Peters, grocers and saloonists, East Wayne street, for separation from bed and board and support money for herself and minor child. The complaint recites that they were married October 14, 1908, and lived together until Friday last, during which time there has been such constant strife as renders further association intollerable, and that defendant has been guilty of cruel and inhuman treatment. Plaintiff further states that he has a monthly income approximating $200 and that she has no money to care for herself and minor child of five years, or to pay expenses of this action. She sets out that she is residing in the home owned by herself and defendant as tenants by entirety, against which there is a mortgage, and asks permission of the court to remain therein. A decree of separation for a perior of twenty years, custody of the child, $25 a month for its support and education, $100 monthly as support money for herself, and that during the pendency of the suit defendant be required to pay into the court the sum of $200 for the use and benefit of her attorneys are prayed for in the complaint.
  • 20 May 1917 Arfa Carey was yesterday granted a divorce from Everett and given the custody of a minor child and $10 a month support money.
  • 20 May 1917 Debbs Ellett secured a divorce from Nellie Ellett and was allowed the custody of their minor child throught action in the superior court Saturday.
  • 22 May 1917 Freda K. Dillman has caused to be filed in superior court a verified complaint for divorce and restraining orders against her husband, Alfred F. Dillman, et al. She alleges that they were married in Bluffton, Nov. 3, 1910, and lived together until May 9, this year. Other allegations set out are that the defendant was guilty of cruel and inhuman treatment; that he accused her of being immoral, which was wholly false and known to be so by the defendant. By reason of these accusations her life has been made miserable and that it is now impossible for her to live with him longer as his wife. There is a child, Helen, 6 years old, who is now being cared for at the home of a sister of the plaintiff's, in Decatur. The Packard company, by whom the defendant is employed, is asked to be restrained from paying him any wages due, and a restraining order against the defendant preventing him from transferring or assigning any moneys due him, is also prayed for in addition to the decree.
  • 22 May 1917 The case of Rose Lapidot vs. Emiel Lapidot for divorce was dismissed in superior court Monday.
  • 23 May 1917 William McQuoid was made defendant in a suit for divorce filed by Mary H. McQuoid in superior court. The couple were married May 14, 1905, and separated yesterday. The defendant is charged with cruel and inhuman treatment, plaintiff alleging that he struck and beat her, called her vile and indecent names and accused her of stealing his money. The complaint further recites that he failed to give her sufficient money with which to properly clothe herself and compelled her to take in washings to secure support money. Plaintiff states she has no means with which to pay costs of this action or to support herself and asks the court to grant her a decree, that the defendant be ordered to pay $25 for attorney fees, $6 a week for her support and further that he be restrained from drawing wages due him, visiting or molesting her or disposing of the household goods.
  • 23 May 1917 Eunice V. Fleschner has brought suit for divorce against Toby Fleschner is superior court. She alleges the defendant is guilty of cruel and inhuman treatment in that he failed to provide the necessaries of life, compelling her to work in order to support herself. He is further charged with abusing and humiliating her and she wants a divorce and restoration of her maiden name Taylor.
  • 23 May 1917 The divorce case of May Foster against J. L. Foster has been dismissed in superior court at the plaintiff's costs. She dismissed the complaint and he the cross-complaint.
  • 24 May 1917 Clifton Case has sued Clara Case for divorce, alleging that she abandoned him without cause and refused to cook his meals when she did live with him. The couple married March 20, 1907.
  • 25 May 1917 David N. Smith was yesterday made defendant in a suit filed by his wife, Catherine, for a limited separation and allowance. The complaint recites that they were married on May 20, 1894, and lived together until November, 1914. She sets out the during their married life the defendant was cruel and inhuman in that he cursed her and called her vile names too filthy to set out in the complaint. She states further that he has repeatedly struck her and threatened to take her life. The constant strife has made living together intolerable and she now wants a limited separation and asks that he be required to pay her support money during its duration. Custody of their children and all other proper relief in the premises is also demanded.
  • 25 May 1917 Carrie Biery has filed suit for divorce against Byron B. Biery. She states that they were married on June 25, 1910, and separated on June 29, 1916. Defendant is charged with constantly complaining and nagging and otherwise making life miserable. That he asked her to leave him and secure a divorce as he wanted his freedom. He is further charged with abusing and cursing her in the presence of their four-year-old child. In June last year defendant instituted divorce proceedings after she refused to do so, but the case was later dismissed, at which time the defendant deserted her. She asks the court for a decree of divorce, custody of the child and $24 a month support money.
  • 25 May 1917 Maggie B. McKeefer has caused an action to be filed against Thomas E. McKeefer on complaint for specific performance on agreement. She states that some time ago she secured a divorce from the defendant and in the settlement he agreed verbally to grant title in fee simple to warranty deed certain lots in Louisiana. Defendant claims to have executed said deeds and delivered them to her attorney, which plaintiff states is untrue, her counsel never receiving them. She says further that although she has requested that new deeds be made he has refused to act. She therefore demands that defendant be compelled to perform the covenants of his agreement and execute a new warranty deed to the property.
  • 25 May 1917 Princess Snyder was yesterday granted a divorce in her complaint against William H. Snyder. She was allowed $100 alimony.
  • 25 May 1917 Bessie Koch secured a divorce from her husband, John, in action yesterday before Judge Yaple.
  • 26 May 1917 Rose M. McDonald sues Truman C. McDonald for divorce in an action filed yesterday. She says they were married on July 28, 1894, and lived together until June of last year, when life with him became unbearable and they separated. It is alleged that he is an habitual drunkard and that he has utterly failed to support the plaintiff and her children, giving her but $25 in the last two years of their married life, and that she was compelled to work to provide their sustenance. It is further charged that the defendant was cruel and inhuman in that he called her vile names in the presence of the children and the neighbors and on more than on occasion he came into the store where she was working and humiliated her before the other clerks and customers. She asks the court to grant her a decree and all other proper relief in the premises.
  • 26 May 1917 Charging that her husband is an habitual drunkard and is now confined at the penal farm serving a sentence meted out to him in the city court for an offense against the laws of the city, Myrl Thomas asks a divoce from George Thomas in a suit filed yesterday. The couple were married October 24, 1914, and separated April 2 this year.
  • 26 May 1917 Stella Battles was yesterday awarded a divorce from Ernest by action has in the superior court.
  • 27 May 1917 Grace Braydon has been granted a divorce from Ed Brayden. She withdrew the charge of intoxication.
  • 27 May 1917 Frank Denney has filed a complaint for divorce against Josie Denney, alleging that his wife stayed out late at night and many times did not come home for supper. He asks for the custody of the three children.
  • 29 May 1917 Arzene Walker in her suit for divorce against John Walker complains that he has been cruel to her, that he was vile and profane and often-time would strike her with such force as to knock her down. She also charges that he associated with other women. She asks for the restoration of her maiden name, Maze.
  • 29 May 1917 Ida M. Pippinger has been given a divorce from Archie Pippinger.
  • 29 May 1917 Grace Braydon was granted a divorce from Edward Braydon.
  • 30 May 1917 Lillie Carver on her cross-complaint has been granted a two-year separation from Hueston Carver and given the custody of their child.

  • 02 Jun 1917 Mary S. Branstrator seeks a divorce, $7,500 alimony, restraining order in an injunction against her husband Andrew Dallas Branstrator after a married life extending from March 13, 1877 to April of this year. It is alleged in the complaint that the defendant has been cruel and inhuman, in that he struck the plaintiff on numerous occasions, threatened to do her bodily harm, cursed her, caused her to support herself and two children for the past ten years and repeatedly said he no longer cared for her. The complaint further sets out that the plaintiff became sole owner of a farm a short time after their marriage and for more than twenty years she and the defendant made their home thereon. At the time the farm was sold the defendant is alleged to have disposed of a large amount of personal property belonging to the plaintiff and used the proceeds of the sale to improve another farm. She also claims that she was obliged to do manual labor on the farm and to pay doctor bills and buy clothing for herself and two children at home, aged 16 and 13 years, who have been and are now in her custody and care. Defendant is said to possess property valued at $15,000 over and above indebtedness. Plaintiff, therefore, sues for divorce, custody of the children, $7,500 alimony and support money during the pendency of the action. She further asks that defendant be restrained from molesting her at her home and that the court issue an injunction preventing him from disposing of his real and personal property until further notice.
  • 02 Jun 1917 Regda Sliby has filed suit against Joseph Sliby for divorce. The complaint states that the couple were married thirteen years ago and separated Thursday last. Defendant is charged with cruel and inhuman treatment in that he on numerous occasions struck her with his fists and drawing a knife, threatened to do her bodily harm. Gurther, it is charged that he cursed her, threw her clothes out of the house and told her to get out and do for herself. His treatment has been shamefully cruel and he has failed and neglected to make reasonable provisions for her support. Bass Foundry & Machine company is made co-defendant in the suit as defendant is employed there, and has money and wages due him which plaintiff asks the court to restrain him from drawing and the company from paying. The First National bank is also made a party to the action as the defendant is said to have a large amount of money on deposit there and threatens to and will withdraw same unless restrained, and the bank likewise restrained from paying it to him, which action is also asked of the court. Plaintiff alleges she has no means for support of herself and four children and no money with which to properly prosecute her suit. She asks a decree, $2,000 alimony, reasonalbe attorney fees, support money for herself and children and that the defendant be restrained from molesting her at her home.
  • 02 Jun 1917 Charging cruel and inhuman treatment, Robert I. Donahoe has filed action for divorce from Mary Donahoe. The complaint sets out that they were married September 15, 1909, and lived together until March 20, 1911, when the defendant deserted him without justification. She is charged with continually neglecting and scolding and otherwise making life with her unbearable.
  • 02 Jun 1917 In an action for divorce, Leona Baker wants a decree, custody of a minor child and $1,000 alimony. She states they were married August 19, 1910, and separated May 26, this year. Defendant is charged with drinking to excess, cruel and inhuman treatment and failure to provide. Although she was in poor health, she was compelled to keep boarders and roomers in order to secure support money for herself and child. The complaint also recites that the defendant was cuilty of adultery with a Fort Wayne woman, name unknown to plaintiff, during April and May, just passed, and that he is utterly unfit to care for their child. She therefore asks its custody, in addition to a decree and that defendant be compelled to contribute to the support of herself and child.
  • 03 Jun 1917 Elsie L. Dickey in her complaint filed yesterday against Albert R. Dickey, says that they were married June 20, 1910, and lived together until the date of this action when the constant wrangling and strife made further living together unbearable. These is one child of six years and plaintiff fears defendant will interfere with its interests unless restrained from so doing. She asks a limited separation and such alimony as the court sees fit to grant, for the care of herself and child and that she be granted its custody during the separation. It is also asked that defendant be required to pay into court money for attorney fees and the maintenance and support of the child and herself during this action and that a restraining order be issued against his drawing wages due from the Pennsylvania company and the said company from paying him any money.
  • 03 Jun 1917 After less than two months of married life Charles Frederick is seeking a divorce from Gladys Frederick. Cruel and inhuman treatment and the constant strife made living together unbearbale and that the defendant deserted him on May 22, this year.
  • 03 Jun 1917 In a complaint for divorce filed yesterday by Anna M. Cox against Carl W. Cox, she alleges that the defendant for more than two years has failed to support her and their three children and that he has cursed, choked, slapped, kicked and struck her on numerous occasions and has treatened her with further bodily harm. She asks a decree of divorce, $10 a week for support money, $25 attorney fees and that the defendant be restrained from molesting her at her home and from drawing his wages at the Dudlo Manufacturing company where is he employed and that said company also be restrained from paying him any money due as wages and in additon she wants the custody of the children as defendant is not a fit person to care for them.
  • 03 Jun 1917 Charging his wife with desertion, Harry C. Schaphorst has sued for a divorce from Grace. The complaint recites that they were married November 11, 1910, and lived together until September 16, 1916, when the desertion took place. Defendant is alleged to have told plaintiff that she did not love him although she had tried to for the sake of their two children and that she was happy only when away from him.
  • 03 Jun 1917 Restoration of her maiden name, Jeffries, and a decree of divorce were granted to Maude Kruse in her suit against Clarence Kruse, Saturday afternoon.
  • 06 Jun 1917 Throught action filed in the superior court yesterday, Minnie Snyder seeks a divorce from her husband, to whom she was married twice. The first time was in February, 1910. In March of 1913 they were divorced and remarried in September of the same year and lived together until Sunday last. Defendant is charged with threatening to kill her, striking and choking, and calling her vile names and that he associated with immoral women. A decree of divorce, $50 attorney fees, custody of children, support money pending litigation and a restraining order preventing him form trespassing on the permises or molesting her at her home or disposing of his personal property or growing crops he may be interested in, particularly twenty-seven acres near Fredericksburg, Ohio, are demanded of the court.
  • 06 Jun 1917 Alleging that her husband has been guilty of cruel and inhuman treatment and that for the past year he has failed to provide properly for the support of herself and minor child, Annie F. Graves has filed suit for divorce from William H. Graves. It was further stated that she was compelled to take in boarders to earn a livelihood and she has no money with which to pay her attorneys or to prosecute this action. In addition to a decree she asks the court to allow her $1,000 alimony and compel the defendant to pay her a temporary allowance, take care of the attorney fees, and also to issue a restraining order preventing him from molesting her.
  • 06 Jun 1917 Nettie Van Camp has sued Walter Van Camp for a divorce charging that he struck her, called her vile names and has failed to provide a proper home and reasonable support, also that he is an habitual drunkard. She asks for a decree, the custody of their child, $50 attorney fees, $6 a week pending trial and that the defendant be enjoined from molesting her.
  • 07 Jun 1917 Raymond Lauer has sued Esther Lauer for a decree of divorce and custody of a minor child. Defendant is charged with possessing an ungovernable temper, calling the plaintiff names too nile to be published, striking him repeatedly with her fists and throwing such milliles as dishpans, knives, etc, at him. It is further stated that in May, 1916, she ordered the plaintiff from their home, saying she would no longer cook his meals, that she did not want to keep house and intended to leave him. That on June 2 this year she took her clothes and some articles of furniture and left him and the child, declaring she did not intend to live with him longer and that she would rather live with a negro. Plaintiff wants custody of the child, as he says the mother is not a fit person to care for it, and asks that the bonds of matrimony be dissolved.
  • 07 Jun 1917 In a complaint of but very few words Tron M. Bailey, asks a divorce from Linda Bailey, alleging that she acursed him and used profane and indecent language, making further living together intolerable. They were married in 1915, and live together until a short time ago.
  • 07 Jun 1917 Charging that his wife has for over two years neglected her household duties and allowed the home to become filthy to the extent that he cannot live there, Theodore Reinewald seeks a divorce from Minnie Reinewald. It is stated that they were married September 4, 1913, and have two children who are being raides in an atmosphere of dirt and filth. Although the defendant is fully capable and able of managing her household affairs and carrying for the children she fails to do so and when remonstrated with by the plaintiff she refused to change her manner of living.
  • 07 Jun 1917 Luella Roy have filed suit for divorce from Emil Roy, who is alleged to have abandoned her three years ago. Other allegations are to the effect that all during their married life from August 14, 1906, to April 14, 1914, defendant was cruel and failed utterly to make any provision for the support of his wife and their four children. Plaintiff asks the court to grant her a divorce, custody of the children and other proper relief.
  • 07 Jun 1917 Throught action filed yesterday in the superior court Bertha Quandt wants a divorce from her husband, John, to whom she was married September 12, 1907, living together until yesterday. She charges the defendant with having on June 2 struck, choked and beat her; that he has always drank to excess and failed to properly support her and their three children for the last two years. She fears bodily injury to herself and children at the hands of the defendant, whom it is asked be restrained from molesting her and also from drawing any money he may have coming from the Dunn Coal company by whom he is employed, as he is threatening to get his wages and leave for parts unknown. She also asks that the court compel the Dunn Coal company to appear before it and give an accounting of the wages due her husband. In addition to a decree of divorce, she demands $2,000 alimony, custody of the children, and temporary support money pending the trial.
  • 07 Jun 1917 Martha McSweeney was yesterday granted a divorce from George McSweeney on her cross-complaint in the superior court.
  • 08 Jun 1917 Laura Fields has filed suit for divorce from her husband, Warren, to whom she was married April 26, 1890, and from whom she separated May 28, 1915. Defendant is charged with having frequently struck, beaten and called her vile, indecent and obscene names, that he is a constant user of intoxicating liquors and has failed to make proper provision for the support of herself and their children, three of whom are now at home, having given her but $25 since the first of the year. She declares that the husband is an unfit person to have in care of the children and therefore asks the court to grant her their custody in addition to a decree.
  • 08 Jun 1917 Edward Hazlett was yesterday made defendant in a suit for divorce filed by his wife, Cora, in which she says he has abused her shamefully, called her vile and indecent names and that he drinks intoxicating liquors to excess. It is further stated he purchased an auto and since that time has stayed out all night associating with other women and had admitted his relations with them. Defendant is said to be th owner of a dwelling valued at $3,000 and is a partner in business with on Arter, and their household goods are worth $700, all of which he will dispose of unless restrained. She demands the custody of their children, provisions made for the maintanance of herself and child and its education, alimony of $4,000, temporary allowance, and restraining order against the defendant disposing of his real and personal property, in addition to a divorce.
  • 08 Jun 1917 Hattie Zuber complains in her divorce suit filed yesterday that her husband, Charles, used intoxicating liquor to excess and when under its influence never failed to beat and choke her unmercifully. That he has repeatedly threatened her with bodily harm and unless restrained by the court will execute his treats and kill her. She says that he receives $30 a week from his employer and that unless a restraining order is issued preventing him from so doing he will draw his money and squander it for drink. Demand is made for a decree and that defendant be prevented from molesting her at her home.
  • 08 Jun 1917 Charging failure to provide, that he was cruel to her and their children and that he drinks to excess, Brilliant B. Tinker seeks a divorce from Harry L. Tinker to whom she was married January 22, 1914. She alleges that the defendant is not a fit person to care for their offspring on account of his cruel temper and she asks their custody, restoration of her maiden name, and that he be restrained from molesting her at her place of residence.
  • 09 Jun 1917 Herbert Wolverton in the superior court yesterday, filed suit against his wife, Mary, asking a divorce and custody of their child, Ruth, three years old. He alleges she associated with immoral men for immoral purposes and nagged him.
  • 10 Jun 1917 Charging that her marriage to William P. Mahone on May 4, 1915 was procured throught fraud Vivian Mahone now wants the contract annulled and made void according to an action brought yesterday. It is stated in the complaint that the defendant represented himself to be a person of good repute and uncorrupted morals and that prior to their marriage he had a criminal record extending over a period of years and served time in penal institutions, also that his mental status has been questioned by people who know him. She claims that defendant's previous life and record was unknown to her and that she has no way of finding it out. After their marriage defendant committed seveal crimes, being convicted of one of them and sentenced to serve several years in the state prison, where he is yet as far as she knowns.
  • 10 Jun 1917 Alleging that his wife, Florence, deserted him three weeks after they were married and that during their short married life she stayed out late at night two or three times each week and refused to account to him where she had been and would not accompany him any place, John F. Keintz, Jr. asks the court for a decree of divorce. The complaint also sets forth that the defendant refused to do her household duties and that they were married on July 26, 1916.
  • 12 Jun 1917 Katherine Felger has filed suit for divorce from Henry W. Felger saying that for causes of incompatibility and other grounds which she can prove at the trial she is unable to live with the defendant. The defendant was county superintendent of schools prior to Mr. McComb's incumbency. They were married August 12, 1911, and separated in September of 1913.
  • 12 Jun 1917 In the case of Edwin G. Litchfield vs. Ellen M. Litchfield for divorce, the defendant has filed a cross-complaint in which she alleges that the plaintiff prossesses an ungovernable and uncontrollable temper and that by reason of his continual nagging and ill-treatment of herself and their children he has made their married life miserable. She also alleges that in addition to doing her household duties and caring for the children she was compelled to work on the farm and that in March of 1915 her husband deserted her and the children for eight months and again left in April of this year since which time he has remained away. She asks the custody of the children and $35 per month for their maintence in addition to a decree.
  • 12 Jun 1917 Alleging that her husband refused to work during their married life which began January 25, 1914, and failed to make any provision for her support, Lena Suggs wants a divorce from John Suggs. She further complains that she was obliged to work for her living and help support the defendant. That in September, 1916, he left her only to return and ask her to take him back which she did and he against left, since which time his whereabouts have been unknown to her. She states that their married life has been wholly impossible and asks the court for a decree of divorce and restoration of her maiden name, Ryan.
  • 13 Jun 1917 Winnie J. Hosford asks divorce from Charles A. Hosford. She complains that the defendant has been cruel to her in that on numerous occasions he has deceived her, threatened to do her bodily injury, and failed to provide properly for the support of herself and minor child. It is also set out in the complaint that she has no funds with which to prosecute this cause, that they were married Mary 24, 1914, and separated Jun 6, this year. As she deems the defendant an unfit person to have the care of their child, she asks for its custody, $15 a month for its support and maintenance, attorney fees, and a sum sufficient to support herself and child during this action, in addition to a decree.
  • 14 Jun 1917 Charging that her husband, Hadsell Byron Darby, has refused to work and that she has been compelled most of the time to maintain him as well as herself and children, Edith M. Barby seeks a divorce. Plaintiff also complains that the defendant is possessed with an ungovernable temper and frequently has cursed her and the children and has acted in a threatening manner toward them. Defendant is said to own real estate valued at $5,000 and she wants his restrained from disposing of it and also from molesting her in any way. She asks the custody of their children, claiming the defendant is an unfit person to be charged with their care, $3,000 alimony and reasonalbe support money during the pendency of this action, for the prosecution of which she states she has not sufficient funds.
  • 14 Jun 1917 Harry Mennewisch is made defenant in a suit for divorce filed yesterday by his wife, Lillian, in which she states that he has abused and mistreated her, staying out late at night and returning home intoxicated, when he would proceed to beat and torture her. By reason of this treatment he was once sentenced to serve several month on the penal farm. He is also charged with failure to provide for the plaintiff and their three children and has threatened to kill her. She wants him restrained from calling on or molesting her at her residence and enjoined from drawing his wages at the General Electric company, by whom he is employed. A restraining order against said company from paying him any money due, unti further order of court, is also asked.
  • 14 Jun 1917 Ida L. Lawrence has filed suit for divorce from Allen J. Lawrence, claiming that he deserted her for a period of two years and that after she had taken him back he treated her in a cruel and inhuman manner. He is said to have choked and knocked her down on numerous occasions.
  • 14 Jun 1917 John Bowman was yesterday granted a divorce from Sarah E. Bowman.
  • 15 Jun 1917 Alleging that his wife Vera, to whom he was married April 15 last, has from that date refused to live with him, Charles Maurer has filed suit for divorce. It is also set out that, although he is well able and has offered to provide a home for her, she has repeatedly refused to leave the home of her parents and live with him and prepare his meals, which he is thus compelled to do himself.
  • 15 Jun 1917 A suit for divorce from John Clinton was yesterday commenced by his wife, May, who states that they were married on or about December 12, 1912, since which time the defendant has frequently struck and beat her, cursed and applied vile epithets toward her, used profane language in the presence of their two children, and that he deserted them on June 10 without making any provision for their support. She wants him restrained from drawing his wages from the electric works, which he has threatened to do, and that his employer also be restrained from paying him money. She says she has no money with which to prosecute this cause and asks an order of court allowing her attorney a sufficient sum with which to prepare and carry on the case, and also for an allowance for the maintenance of herself and children during pendency of the suit.
  • 15 Jun 1917 George Schaffer is accues of failing to support his wife and children in a complaint for divorce filed yesterday by his wife Martha. She also states that when she remonstrated with him he woudl become moody and sullen, and for days and weeks at a time would not speak to her or members of the family. She fears that he will do her bodily harm when he learns of the suit being started and asks that a restraining order be issued enjoining him from entering the premises or molesting her on the street until final hearing of this action.
  • 15 Jun 1917 The defendant has died since action was started in the divorce case of William H. Gowen vs. Mary Gowen. The case has been dismissed.
  • 15 Jun 1917 The defendant has died since action was started in the divorce case of Edith Emery vs. Grant Emery. The case has been dismissed.
  • 15 Jun 1917 Benjamin F. Bundy was given a divorce from Mary Bundy in action yesterday in superior court.
  • 15 Jun 1917 Mary E. Slawson was awarded a decree of divorce from Harry Slawson throught action yesterday in superior court.
  • 16 Jun 1917 Carl A. Morgan has commenced habeas corpus proceedings against Edna B. Morgan for possession of their minor child. It is set out that at the time divorce was granted defendant agreed that each was to have possession of the child two months alternately and that she now refuses to abide by the agreement and permit the plaintiff to have custody of the child and is forcibly detaining it at her home. He wants defendant compelled to relinquish the child and be made to life up to the terms of their agreement.
  • 16 Jun 1917 Alleging that her husband, Henry Adams has been cruel to her, Marie Adams has filed suit for divorce. Is is also claimed that he has struck her and failed to provide properly.
  • 17 Jun 1917 Pauline Kennedy has filed suit for divorce from her husband, Phillip, to whom she was married February 13, 1899, living together until March 23, 1914. She complains that the defendant has treated her cruelly in that he used intoxicating liquors and has for five years wholly failed to provide properly for the support of herself and two children. In addition to the drcree she ask the custody of the children.
  • 17 Jun 1917 Robert Cook, who was sued for a divorce by Dora Bell Cook, was sentenced to spend thirty days in the county jail yesterday morning by Judge Yaple. Action was taken because Cook failed to obey the court's order to pay the sum of $5 a week to his wife for support money.
  • 17 Jun 1917 Florence Fett was granted a divorce from Forest Fett throught action had in superior court yesterday.
  • 19 Jun 1917 Lena B. Bay has sued Wilbur G. Bay for divorce. She states that they were married December 4, 1910, and lived together until February 29, 1912, at which time she was compelled to leave him. She charges in the complaint that during their married life he has wholly failed to supply her with the necessities of life, getting her neither clothes or food, obliging her to work to provide sustenance until conditions were such that she was forced to leave. She also says that since their separation he has neither written or sent her any money for her support. In addition to the decree she asks the restoration of her maiden name.
  • 20 Jun 1917 The divorce case of Mary Wolverton vs. Herbert Wolverton has been dismissed at defendant's cost.
  • 21 Jun 1917 Action for divorce and alimony has been started by Lauretta Harber against Calistus Harber, to whom she was married Octobet 6, 1914, separated June 10 last. She complains that she was but sixteen at the time of her marriage and that the defendant promised to furnish a home where they might reside in peace, but instead he took her to the home of his mother where she was subjected to innumerable indignities and hardships by her. After the plaintiff has finally convinced the defendant that it was utterly impossible for her to continue living there he built a home within but a few yards of his parents' home, against the wishes of the plaintiff, who states further that the mother-in-law maintained constantly the rulership of the new home and together with the father-in-law would keep a diary of plaintiff's actions and every time she left to visit her mother here, they made a record of the date and hour of her departure and return. It is also recited that the defendant was aware of the action on the part of his parents and when the plaintiff remonstrated he gave her to understand that his mother was the only one entitled to guide the home and that the plaintiff was to receive and accept orders from her. By reason of this unjust treatment she was compelled to leave the defendant and seek shelter in her own mother's home, taking their sixteen-months-old child with her. She says that he threatens to come and take the child and she fears that he will carry out said threat unless restrained by the court from so doing. It is stated that the plaintiff is in poor health and such a shock would prove fatal to her. Defendant is said to possess real estate and personal property besides considerable money in the bank and that she has no money with which to maintain herself or prosecute this action. Alimony in the sum of $3,000, $50 attorney fees, custody of the child, restoration of her maiden name Speelman, restraining order enjoining defendant from molesting her at her place of residence, and support money for herself and child during the pendency of the trail are asked in the complaint in addition to a decree.
  • 21 Jun 1917 Alleging failure to provide and that her husband has frequently cursed and called her names too vile and indecent to set out in the complaint unless requested to do so by the court, Etta Payne has sued William R. Payne for divorce. It is also stated that the defendant associated with other women, totally disregarding his marriage relations with the plaintiff. They were married March 24, 1900, and separated Jun 1, 1915.
  • 22 Jun 1917 Jesse Brunton has caused to be filed in the superior court a cross-complaint to the suit for divorce commenced Wednesday by his wife, Alma, alleging that she has thrown the stove lifter at him, tore his clothes almost from his body, continually nags him, asking him for more money although she has used his entire wages in meeting the expenses incurred and that said plaintiff takes no real interest in her home but spends her time in bed or gadding on the streets. He further complains that his wife has told him that she was tired of him, that he should go. Plaintiff is said to have left the defendant on four different occasions without cause and that she has accused him of being too intimate with a certain woman and that her condust has driven them form every home the have ever occupied. Plaintiff is also charged with associating with other men and being unfaithful to her marital vows. Tha complaint filed by the wife states that the husband failed to provide food and clothing, that he falsely accused her of being intimate with strange man and that he is insanely jealous and while in that condition cursed her and called her vile and indecent names and frequently struck and beat her unmercifully. She fears that he will do her bodily harm and asks that he be restrained from so doing and from drawing his wages at Bowser's, where he is employed, which company she also asks be enjoined from paying his any money. Plaintiff also says that the defendant will inherit a large sum of money from his mother. She wants the court to grant her $50 attorney fees and a sufficient amount each week vor her support during the pendency of the suit, in addition to a decree and $1,000 alimony. The couple were married December 26, 1916, and separated June 15 this year.
  • 22 Jun 1917 Charging that her husband Henry E. Holmes has for the past two years failed to make any provisions for the support of herself and child, which for practically five years has been left in her care and support by her, Edna S. Holmes has brought suit for divorce. She further states that the defendant is not a proper person to have the care of the child and asks its custody with an allowance of $300 annually for its support, in addition to a decree and $500 alimony. They were married October 2, 1904, and separated this month.
  • 22 Jun 1917 Grace Thomas has commenced action against Walter Thomas for a decree of divorce charging that for the past two years he has not properly supported her and has failed to provide the necessities of life compelling her to make her own living. They were married March 11, 1901 and lived together until June 7, this year. She asks that the bonds of matrimony be disolved and that she be granted all other proper relief.
  • 22 Jun 1917 Cordella Agler has filed suit for divorce from Frank Agler to whom she was married May 9, 1888. She states that for a number of years he has wholly failed to provide for her in any way and made her life miserable by his continual nagging. He is also charged with frequently calling her vile and profane names and finally deserting her on July 4, 1911.
  • 23 Jun 1917 Charging that his marriage to Effie Powell in February, 1916, was secured through fraudulent means, Frank W. Powell has filed action for a divorce in superior court. The complaint recites that the defendant fraudulently represented that he was the father of her unborn child, which was later found to be untrue. He states that he tried to live with her even after he discovered the facts but was unable to do so as she curses, swears at and blackguards him on the streets, in company and at home. She is also charged with insulting his relatives and threatening to poison herself, and by reason of her violent temper he hears that she will do herself some injury or at least to his children. He states further that she fails and refuses to perform her household duties.
  • 23 Jun 1917 The divorce case of Kimmel vs. Kimmel was settled in superior court yesterday, a judgment being rendered in favor of the plaintiff, the wife.
  • 24 Jun 1917 Rose B. Clark has begun action for a divorce from George W. Clark, to whom she was married October 25, 1900, living together until Friday last, with the exception of a short separation in 1916, when, because of his cruel treatment, she was obliged to leave him. She alleges that the defendant frequently cursed and abused her and on several occasions truck her, all without just cause. For the past two years defendant is said to have wholly failed to provide for her and their child. Plaintiff states that she has no money with which to maintain herself and child, or to prosecute this action. She asks that the Indiana Engineering & Construction company be restrained from paying the defendant any money and ordered to pay his wages into the court for the use and support of their child and herself. She says her husband possesses real estate in Steuben county valued at $500, and asks the court to grant $250 alimony, the custody of the child, and that the defendant be enjoined from drawing any money due him from his employer.
  • 26 Jun 1917 The petition of Iron vs. Fortney for the modification of a decree with custody of children were denied yesterday by Judge Yaple in the superior court after a hearing that consumed the greated part of the day. Before the plaintiff became Mrs. Iron she was Fortney's wife, they having separated more than a year ago and later a divorce was granted, giving custody of the children to the husband, Morgan Fortney. Both have since remarried and the complaint states that the present Mrs. Fortney has three childran while Mrs. Iron has none.
  • 26 Jun 1917 Albert Booth was granted a divorce from Josephine Booth through action taken in the superior court Monday.
  • 27 Jun 1917 Zeffa Woods has commenced action against Artemus Woods for divorce, stating that they were married November 10, 1899, and lived together until June 24, this year. The defendant is charged with being an habitual drunkard, spending all his time and money in the saloons and coming home frequently in an intoxicated condition. She says that he curses her, calling her vile and improper names, too vile to set out in the complaint unless required to do so by the court. She says further that they have eight children ranging in ages from two to sixteen years and that he is not a fit person to care for them, also that she is in great fear that he will do her bodily injury. The court is asked to grant her a decree, custody of the children, that the defendant be required to pay a certain sum each week for the support and maintanance of herself and children during the pendency of this action. In addition she wants defendant enjoined from drawing his wages and from molesting her in any manner at her residence in Sheldon or on the street and that the General Electric company, by whom he is employed, be enjoined from paying any money due or to become due the defendant until the suit is settled.
  • 27 Jun 1917 Edward G. Hansen has filed suit for divorce from Matilda May Hansen alleging that she refused to cook his meals and called him vile, indecent and obscene names.
  • 27 Jun 1917 In the case of Nellie Knepper vs. Leslie Knepper, the defendant has filed a petition for a restraining order to prevent the plaintiff from disposing of a piano of which he states he was the sole owner before their marriage and that as he is a musician it is of sentimental and practical value to him. He says that the plaintiff cannot play and the instrument is only of financial value to her and she threatens to sell same, which action he fears will be executed unless she is restrained by the court.
  • 27 Jun 1917 May Miller was yesterday granted a divorce and the restoration of her maiden name Schaffer, in her suit against Mart Miller.
  • 28 Jun 1917 Charles Ostermeyer was ordered to pay $5 down and $6 a week until July 31, at which time he is to report to the court. Action was taken by Judge Samuel Morris, who presided as judge pro. tem. in the superior court Tuesday. The defendant was charged with child neglect.
  • 29 Jun 1917 Clarence W. Sterling has filed action for divorce from Ethel Violet Sterling. He says they were married at Hillsdale, March 5, 1917, and lived together until June 27, when the defendant deserted him and went to her mother's home. The plaintiff complains that his wife continually nagged him and threatened on numerous occasions to commit suicide, and June 23 went so far as to take a quantityof poison. He also says that she wrongfully accused him of associating with other women, while she herself accompanied other men to dances and stayed out all night, and that she struck and beat him, tore his clothes almost from his body, refused to cook his meals and told him to prepare them himself if he wanted anything to eat. Other allegations include that she was wasteful and destructful, refused to allow his relatives to visit him, ordered his friends away and refused to take advice from him regarding their personal affairs, and would consult her mother and have her abuse him. In conclusion, he states that the defendant is afflicted with an ungovernable temper and that they are entirely incompatiable.
  • 29 Jul 1917 Another husband wanting a divorce is Edward Jacobs, who asks the court to dissolve the bonds of matrimony existing between himself and his wife, Mary Ellen Jacobs. The complaint recites that the defendant called him vile names continuously and on frequent occasions would strike him with anything she could lay her hands to, also accusing him of infidelty and associating with other women. He says that her treatment caused him to leave her in May of this year, after a married life existing from February, 1896. One son is said to have been born to them and is self-supporting. Plaintiff states that the defendant has a large amount of real estate in her name which was purchases and practically paid for by him and that all he possesses in addition to him monthly wage is two vacant lots valued at $1,200.
  • 29 Jul 1917 Charging that her husband, William R. Devlin, has frequently threatened to get a divorce and had ordered her out of the house, Clara Devlin asks the court to grant her a decree through action filed yesterday. She says they were married September 30, 1913, and lived together until yesterday. Plaintiff alleges that defendant told her he intended to associate with other women and that she could associate with other men immorally, and that he threatens to dispose of their household goods, depriving her of their use. She also claims to have no money or means with which to prosecute this action, and that the defendant has wages due him and is fully able to pay the expense. In addition to a divorce, plaintiff asks $1,000 alimony, $30 a month for her support pending litigation, $50 attorney fees and the defendant be restrained from molesting plaintiff or her possession of the household goods and from drawing his money from the Wabash Railroad company, by whom he is employed.
  • 29 Jun 1917 On her cross-complaint Ellen M. Litchfield was granted a divorce from Edward Litchfield, who was ordered to pay her $3,390 alimony. The custody of the five minor children was awarded the mother. The support money is to be paid in monthly installments as follows: Thirey-five dollars for a year and a half; $28 for four years; $21 for seven years; $14 for eleven years, and $10 for fourteen years.
  • 29 Jun 1917 Catherine Steele was granted a divorce from William Steele.
  • 29 Jun 1917 Garry LeMay got the decree in his suit against Amelia LeMay.

  • 01 Jul 1917 Hepsybeth Powell was granted a divorce from James Powell through action in the superior court yesterday before Judge Yaple.
  • 01 Jul 1917 George Hamilton was awarded a decree in his suit against Elizabeth Hamilton. The parties are colored persons.
  • 01 Jul 1917 Found guilty of child neglect in circuit court yesterday morning, George Singer was sentenced to spend the next four months on the county penal farm and fined $1.
  • 03 Jul 1917 Ruth Edwards yesterday began proceedings for a divorce from Harry Edwards to whom she was married October 10, 1916. She accuses him of having struck and beat her on numerous occasions in addition to cursing and calling her vile and profane names the threatening her life. Plaintiff asks the cour to grant her a decree and restore her maiden name beside enjoining the defendant from molesting her in any manner as she fears he will do her bodily injury.
  • 03 Jul 1917 Maud Feasel has filed action for divorce from her husband, William Edwards, whom she charges is possessed with an ungovernable temper and being an habitual drunkard. She states that he has frequently beat and struck her, used viled and profane language toward her, and accused her of infidelity. It is also alleged that he has threatened to take her life and also dispose of real estate and person property in which the plaintiff has rights. The court is asked to grant the plaitiff alimony of $5,000, restain the defendant from molesting her upon the farm where she resides or disposing of the property in any way, in addition to a decree.
  • 03 Jul 1917 Alleging that she was induced to marry Charles H. Chaffin through fraudulent statements and misrepresentations, Edna Chaffin has begun action for divorce. She states that he represented himself as a man of means, able to support her in comfort and had no bad habits, which she has found to be false. It is said that he failed to properly provide for the plaintiff and their minor children during the whoe of their married life and during the last three years they lived together and since the separation he failed wholly to provide in any way. The complaint further recites that the defendant is a user of narcotic drugs and life with him is utterly impossible. She aks the custody of the two children, aged 7 and 9, respectively. They were married in May, 1907, and separated August, 1915.
  • 03 Jul 1917 Thomas Hayes was yesterday made defendant in a suit for divorce filed by his wife, Amamda, in which she alleges that he failed for more than four years to make proper provisions for her support and that she has been compelled to take care of her own wants. Defendant is said to be fully capable of supporting her but spends practically all of his earning in saloons and frequently becomes intoxicated. Also that he abuses her and calls her vile names unfit to repear in the complaint. Plaintiff further says that he has threatened to do her bodily harm and unless restrained will ahrm and annoy her. She ask a divorce, restoration of her maiden name and a restraining order enjoining the defendant from interfering with or molesting her.
  • 03 Jul 1917 Cleatus Blake sues Charles Blake to whom she was married September 11, 1910, and separated July 11, 1911, for divorce, alleging that he has not since provided in any manner for her support althought fully able to do so. Plaintiff further states that she has been forced to make her own living since their separation and that the defendant has wilfully failed to provide in all that time with the intention of permanently deserting her.
  • 03 Jul 1917 Throught action had in superior court yesterday Ernest Covington was granted a divorce from Zena Covington with the admonition that neither was to remarry inside of two years.
  • 03 Jul 1917 Carrie E. Wehrmeister was granted a divorce from Robert A. Wehrmeister in superior court and her former name of Maples was restored to her.
  • 04 Jul 1917 Charging that her husband, Charles C. Cragwall, to whom she was married March 3, 1917, deserted her on June 19 and made no provisions for her support and left no money with the exception of thirty cents, Elimer Cragwall asks the court to grant her a divorce throught action begun yesterday. She says that he gave no reason but just picked up and left her and has continued to reside in the city, working for the Pennsylvania company, which is indebted to him for wages. Plaintiff asks judgement in her favor for an order and allowance against the defendant for support out of his estate in the nature of alimony in such sum as seems fair and equitable. That the court may require the Pennsylvania company to file answer showing amount of indebtedness and order said compnay to pay this plaintiff the amount of same to apply on the judgement of the court.
  • 04 Jul 1917 Chester W. Shannon has begun proceeding against Ollie Shannon for divorce, stating that they were married May 7, 1913, and lived together until May 1, this year, on which day and on various other times the defendant committed adultery with on John H. Koehler. The complaint recites further that the defendant has been cruel and inhuman in that she associated with vile and lewd persons, visiting wine rooms with them where she drank intoxicating liquors, and that upon discovery of such acts he left her. He also says that she is improvident and he has reason to believe that she will contract debts to his detriment and that she has means with which to support herself and is now doing so. Plaintiff asks the court for a decree of divorce and that the defendant be restrained from contracting debts in his name.
  • 04 Jul 1917 Eliza Davis has sued her husband John M. Davis, for separate allowance, stating that they were married on March 13, 1915, and separated recently. She says that on June 30 defendant told her to get a divorce, as he wanted his freedom, and didn't care to live with her any longer. It is further stated that he has more than one threatened her life, and she fears that he will do her physical violence. Plaintiff declares that she is unable to earn a livelihood for herself and their three children, and that it is necessary that she have $12 a week for that purpose. She asks the court for judgement for such sum in the nature of alimony, as it deems just and proper and that the defendant be ordered to pay into the court $12 each week and be enjoined from entering the premises or molesting her at her home, 401 Poplar street.
  • 06 Jul 1917 Edna Wertsbaugh has filed suit for divorce from Samuel Wertsbaugh, to whom she was married February 21, 1914, living together until yesterday. She says that he has refused to provide the proper necessities of life, although well able to do so, and called her vile names, swore, cursed and otherwise mistreated her until she should no longer endure his treatment. She also states that she fears he will do her bodily harm and that she has no means with which to prosecute this suit or support herself during the pendency of this action. Plaintiff asks the court to grant her a divorce, restore her maiden name of Campbell, and to restrain the defendant from molesting her or drawing his wages from the Wildwood Builders company, which she also asks be restrained from paying her husband any wages.
  • 06 Jul 1917 Alleging that Irene May Koons, to whom he was married June 11, 1900, and from whom he separated last month, was possessed of an ungovernable tember, and on several occasions had told him that she did not care for or love him, Arthur F. Koons has asked the court to grant him a divorce. The complaint also states that she had called him vile names and had said in the presence of their daughter that she disliked even to look at him and that if he didn't leave and stay away, she would.
  • 06 Jul 1917 Fred C. Robbins has sued his wife, Victoria Robbins, for divorce and complains that she continually nagged and found fault with him, refusing to live with him as his wife. He also says that she often stated that she did not love him and would be pleased if he would secure a divorce so that she could be free. The couple were married September 1, 1910, and lived together until July 2 this year.
  • 06 Jul 1917 In a complaint for divorce filed yesterday by William A. Morris against Emma Morris he states that they were married April 14, 1906, and separated December 16, 1916, and that for more than two years prior to their separation she neglected her household duties and children, frequently staying away for two or three days at a time. He says further that he learned that during that time she was in company with other men and frequented places of ill-repute and that she was guilty of the crime of adultery, being arrested and convicted in city court on the charge. He asks the court to grant him a divorce and custody of their ten-year-old daughter.
  • 07 Jul 1917 Other women are to have a chance at the love of Burton E. Grier, a Nickel Plate employe, if the allegations of Julia Grier set forth in a divorce complaint yesterday are found to be sufficient basis for a separation. One of the reasons the Burton E. at times told he he did not love her, but did other women. Now she ia anxious to step out of the way. Other reasons named for securing the divorce are that he spent his money recklessly for intoxicants and called her a number of vile names preceded by "black-eyed." Mrs. Frier also wants custody of the two children, Estel, ages 6, and Vera, aged 4. The couple were married on November 29, 1906, and separated June 24 this year. The Nickel Plate railroad she wants enjoined from paying wages of $80 a month to her husband. The court is also prayed to award her alimony while the case is pending in court, money to educate and care for the children.
  • 08 Jul 1917 Charging her husband, Oscar Adler, with mistreating her and claiming that she can no longer live with him, Louise Adler has commenced suit for divorce. The custody of two children and reasonable support is asked.
  • 08 Jul 1917 Hazel Vining has commenced suit for divorce against Joseph Vining. She says that he has mistreated her and threatened to kill her.
  • 08 Jul 1917 James Doorley is charging his wife, Rose Doorley, with mistreating him and has commenced suit for divorce. He says she has been cruel to him and has repeatedly cursed him and has in many ways "acted ugly."
  • 08 Jul 1917 Lloyd Blakely has commenced suit against Ida Blakely to whom he was married on February 18, of this year. In his complaint Lloyd says Ida has been cruel to him, reusing to cook his meals and telling him to get a divorce. She stayed out late at nights, he says, and when she came in during the morning hours, refused to account to him as to her whereabouts. The couple separated on April 13.
  • 10 Jul 1917 Charging that her husband, John S. Boone, to whom she was married November 25, 1873, has for years wholly failed and refused to provide reasonable support for her, Lizzie C. Boone has commenced proceedings for a divorce. She also says that the defendant, who cursed and swore at her and called her vile names, is joint owner with herself of a forty-acre farm in Wayne township, Allen county, and by reason of his failure and refusal to properly care for the horses and cattle on same a number have died and the property has depreciated in value, due to his neglect. The complaint further alleges that the defendant has continually for the past few years urged her to secure a divorce, saying he did not care to live with her any longer. She asks the court to grant her a decree, $3,000 alimony, and a restraining order enjoining the defendant from selling the personal property belonging to himself and the plaintiff, and from molesting or interfering with her in any way, as she fears he may do her bodily harm.
  • 10 Jul 1917 Laura Oser has filed suit for divorce against John Osier to whom she was married July 13, 1911, separating recently. She states that the defendant very frequently and without cause cursed her and called her vile and profane names, too vile to set out in the complaint unless required by the court to do so. She also says he struck and beat her, and on more than one occasion has told her to leave their home, saying that he did not want to live with her longer; that he has treatened her with bodily harm and she fears physical violence. Plaintiff asks the custody of their two children, ages three and five, respectively; that the defendant be enjoined from molesting her or going upon the premises at 1510 High street. She also asks the court to restrain him from drawing his wages at Coverdale & Archer's, and that the latter be likewise restrained from paying him any money until further order of the court.
  • 10 Jul 1917 Commodore Keck was yesterday made defendant in an action for divorce brought by his wife, Bertha Keck, in which she states that the defendant has called her vile and profane names, and has frequently struck and beat her. It is also set out in the complaint that previous to this action the plaintiff has instituted proceedings fro a divorce, but had withdrawn the case upon the entreaty of the defendant and his promise to do better, but instead of keeping his word he is said to have continued his ill treatment, and while in an intoxicated condition, he being an habitual drunkard, he would become very abusive. The couple, who were married November 20, 1912, have tow children, whose custody the wife asks, in addition to a decree, as she says he is not a fit person to have their care and married life with him is utterly impossible.
  • 10 Jul 1917 Arthur W. Mills has begun action for a divorce from Teresa M. Mills, who, he says is possesed of an ungovernable temper and has called him vile and foul names. He says they were married April 1, 1913, and separated July 9, this year, during most of which time she stayed out late nights, averaging three nights a week for the past year, and nearly every night for the last five weeks. According to the complaint, she woudl remain away until 10:30 to 12 o'clock, and refused to explain where she had been upon her return, and would often leave their child in charge of others, while she went automobile riding with another married man with whom she was infatuated. She is also charged with neglecting the child by improper care and to have frequently told the plaintiff that she was dissatisfied with her lot, and instead of loving, hated him, and often told him so. Plaintiff sees a decree and custody of the child, who is three years old, claiming that the defendant is an unfit person to have its care.
  • 10 Jul 1917 After a marriage extending from May 30 to July 9, this year, Anna Reed seeks a divorce from Bert Reed throught action filed yesterday in the superior court. The complaint recites that the defendant has called the plaintiff vile, indecent and obscene names and refused to support her, thereby compelling her to work. She says further that he is an habitual drunkard and has threathened to do her injury. The court is asked to enjoin the defendant from speaking to, molesting or in any way interfering with the plaintiff at any place she might be.
  • 11 Jul 1917 Ethel Rowe has begun suit against her husband, Leander Rowe for divorce, stating they were married June 13, 1910, and separated October 24, 1916. She says that he has failed to provide her with a home and the necessities of life, and is in the habit of coming home in an intoxicated condition, at which time he would strike and beat her. She further alleges that he called her viled and improper names and accused her of infidelity. In addition to the decree, she asks that her maiden name, Burg be restored.
  • 11 Jul 1917 Alleging that her husband, Henry A. Waltke, to whom she was married July 9, 1907, separating Sunday last, threatened to kill her, stating the the Lord would give him the best seat in heaven if he did, Grace A. Waltke asks the court to grant her a divorce in a complaint filed yesterday. She says that she left him three times, returning upon his promise to do better, but he continued to be cruel and failed to provide support, compelling her to work to sustain herself and two children, whose custody she seeks. The plaintiff wants the defendant restrained from molesting her and the General Electric company enjoined from paying him any wages until further order of the court.
  • 11 Jul 1917 Upon petition of Lulu Taylor, a citation was issued in superior court yesterday against Alvin Taylor to show cause why he has failed to turn their two children over to Mrs. Taylor and pay her $9 a week as ordered by the court in a decree which it granted.
  • 11 Jul 1917 Hannah Delaney was granted a decree of divorce from John Delaney throught proceedings before Judge Yaple in superior court late yesterday.
  • 12 Jul 1917 Alleging that her husband, Edwin Calhoun, to whom she was married on May 26, 1913, called her vile and profane names and frequently struck her, Dessolie M. Calhoun has filed suit for divorce. She also accuses him of conduct unbecoming a husband and states that he has failed to make reasonable provisions for the support of herself and their minor child, compelling her to work in order to help care for them. The court is asked to grant her a decree, custody of the child, a reasonable allowance for support and maintenance, and enjoin the defendant from visiting and molesting her or going upon the premises at 1824 John street.
  • 12 Jul 1917 Mary C. Goheen has begun action for a divorce from Charles M. Goheen, alleging that he deserted her in May of 1915 and that for two years last past he has failed to provide the necessities of life, compelling her to make her own living. The couple were married in June of 1880.
  • 12 Jul 1917 Florence Martz yesterday began proceedings for divorce from George E. Martz. The complaint recites that the defendant has wholly failed to provide her with a home and the necessities of life and has called her vile and indecent names. She also says that he has accused her of being intimate with strange men and otherwise treated her in a cruel and inhuman manner which she does not care to set out in the complaint unless required to do so by the court. She asks the restoration of her maiden name, Knight, that the defendant be required to pay into the office of the clerk the sum of $50 for the use of attorneys and the Matlock Transfer company, by whom her husband is employed, be enjoined from paying him any money now due or to become due during the pendency of the complaint and that he also be restrained from drawing his wages.
  • 13 Jul 1917 John Kress, aged 79 years, an elevator operator, who in March, 1913, after correspondence married a woman who came from Syracuse, N.Y., is everlastingly done with wedded life. He did not say it in exactly that language, but there is no doubt of it. He was granted a divorce from his 72 year-old "bride." Before granting the sought decree, Judge Carl Yaple in the superior court yesterday asked if the divorce was asked for in order that Kress might marry again. There was disgust and firmness in the old man's voice as he said, "I should say not, I have had enough." The grounds on which he prosecuted the case was that she often failed to cook his meals and that when he came home at night after the ups and downs of a day's labor she refused to cook for him. He prepared his won meals, he said.
  • 13 Jul 1917 Paul Boone was granted a divorce in the superior court from Olus Boone. She was given custody of the child, he the right to visit them at reasonalbe times and he was ordered to pay #28 a month for their support.
  • 13 Jul 1917 Clarence J. Bricker was granted a divorce by Judge Carl W. Yaple in the superior court from Mabel Bricker. She was restored to the use of her maiden name, Timmings.
  • 13 Jul 1917 The divorce suit of Everett L. Beaver against Harry C. Beaver was dismissed in the superior court yesterday at the cost of the defendant.
  • 14 Jul 1917 "Shut your mouth." This is one of the incidents set forth by Sussanah Ellison to prove that her husband, Richard E. Ellison, is so cruel and inhuman that she is entitled to a divorce at the age of 63 from her husband, 72 years of age. But if the court hold a command of silence from a husband to a wife is not "cruel" enought for a divorce she alleges anumber of other things. He seemed to have a mania, justing from the complaint, for sleeves. At Different times, it is alleged, he tore out the are coverings of waists, and of underwear. On these occasions he would make her arms black and blue, she alleges. Once this "kind" hunband threatened to burn down the house, another time he ordered her out , and cursed her in the presence of others, the complaint sets out. These acts of cruelty were committed, so it is averred, while Richard was intoxicated. On such occasions he would leave his team hitched and the wife had to take off the harness and "bed" the horses. She wants alimony. He draws a pension of $18 a month.
  • 14 Jul 1917 Bae Griffin bases her grounds for securing a divorce from David Griffin that he is a professional strike-breaker. She filed the suit yesterday in the superior court. She sets forth also that while they were visiting in Chicago he abandoned her. They were married last August. She wants her maiden name, Bae Olive, restored.
  • 14 Jul 1917 Charles H. Lapp sued his wife, Fannie, for a divorce. But Judge Carl Yaple yesterday afternoon granted her the divorce on her cross complaint.
  • 15 Jul 1917 Paul Withington, yesterday filed suit against his wife, Lavina, alleging she used vile language and nags him. Also she goes away from home without his consent, he alleges.
  • 15 Jul 1917 Mrs. Teresa M. Mills, whose husband recently filed suit for divorce from her, countered yesterday with a cross complaint. She wants him restrained from molesting her.
  • 15 Jul 1917 A divorce was granted to Mrs. Virginia Bustman from her husband, Hugh B. Bustman, by Judge Carl Yaple in the superior court. Her maided name, Watson was restored.
  • 15 Jul 1917 Judge Carl Yaple, of the superior court, granted Mrs. Margaret Oats a divorce from Jesse Carl Oats.
  • 17 Jul 1917 Luther Bourne, in a divorce complaint filed in superior court yesterday naming his wife Helen as defendant, alleges as one reason for the separation that she abandoned him. Not oly did she do this, but she took every cent of money he had before she left and he had nothing. Of course it is alleged she had no reason for doing so. He believes this sufficient grounds for a divorce.
  • 18 Jul 1917 Charles J. Baird in his complaint for divorce against Cornelia Baird, charges that defendant has continually nagged him, has not attended to her household duties and by her actions caused him to lose several jobes. The couple was married on September 1, 1901.
  • 18 Jul 1917 Rilla Coapstick has sued Rufus B. Coapstick for divorce, asking custody of two children and an order restraining the defendant from molesting her at her home. In her complaint she alleges that her husband drank too much and gambled and squandered his money, that he has failed to properly provide for her for two years and that he cursed and swore at her. She says they were married April 24, 1895, and separated July 13, 1917.
  • 18 Jul 1917 Alleging that her husband has threatened to take her life and that he has failed to provide for her, Esther Moore has sued Charles B. Moore for divorce. She asks that the defendant be restrained from molesting her. The Pennsylvania Railroad company is made co-defendant in the case and the court is asked to issue an order restraining it from paying the defendant's wages. She further asks that her maiden name of Esther Mathias be restored to her.
  • 19 Jul 1917 Joseph Burckal lied to his wife about his salary and it cost him his wife when the case was ended in the superior court yesterday. They were married last January after he had made representations to her about his hamdsome salary. After they married though she found he did not earn much, that he loafed about the house and wanted her to support the two. She declined.
  • 19 Jul 1917 Ira Rosen, it was brought out in evidence in the superior court yesterday was not satisfied with his wife giving him a home, but wanted her to support him. Judge Yaple granted her a divorce and the restoration of her maiden name, Smethwrest. They were married last year.
  • 19 Jul 1917 Bertha Freimuth wants her husband, Lee, kept away from her home, 1214 East Wayne street. She asks for a restraining order, a divorce, custody of the children and alimony, in the petition filed in the superior court yesterday on the grounds that he often struck her. They were married in 1911.
  • 19 Jul 1917 Judge Carl Yaple, in the superior court yesterday afternoon declined to grant the petition of Pearl Collins that she be given the custody of their children, who had originally been given to the husband when they were divorced.
  • 20 Jul 1917 Thirteen has no unhappy significance for Bessie Borger, apparently, as she set forth that number of resons why she sould have a divorce from William Borger, whom she "believes" is employed by the C. L. Centlivre Brewing company. The suit was filed in the superior court yesterday. Here they are in the order named: He is unfir to have their child; frequently struck and beat her; frequently accused her of associating with other men; frequently was drunk; frequently abusive; told her he cared nothing for her; said he did not care for their child, Bernard, 6 years old; never supported her, in accordance with his means; compeller her to work for her clothes; compeller her to work for Bernard's clothes; threatened to assign his wages; will do so unless enjoined. On these grounds she wants a divorce, an injunction preventing him from getting his waages, the company from paying him, custody of the child and provision for the education and maintanance of the child, and all proper relief.
  • 20 Jul 1917 One of reasons Charles E. Gilbert, a fireman, secured a divorce in the superior court yesterday from his wife, Emma Gilbert, is that she some times refused to speak to him for day at a time. Her queer actions, according to the evidence, made married life utterly impossible. They were married on December 21, 1916, and separated the first of last May.
  • 20 Jul 1917 After granting a divorce to a husband, whose iwfe did not speak enough, Judge Carl W. Yaple in the superior court yesterday for hours heard about a wife who spoke too much. The excessive speaking, it is alleged, was to men they met on the street. Hazel Nieman was plaintiff and Ben was defendant. The judge too the case under advisement. She tearified he sputed at her. He countered with "she speaks to other me." Hubby claimed the wife would not cook only to meet with the accusation of not buying anything to prepare for the meals.
  • 21 Jul 1917 "Too vile to set forth" is the manner in which Sadie Stull characterizes the names which she alleges her husband, Charles T. Stull, called her. She filed suit in superior court yesterday, asking for the separation. She alleges he was a heavy drinker, that he often came home intoxicated, that he spent money for intoxicants which should have been used in supporting her, that he cursed her, blacked her eyes and threateded to kill her. He is capable, she says, of earning $25 a week as a moulder. She wants the divorce, custody of their child, alimony during the perior of maternity which she is expecting, and $50 attorney's fee.
  • 24 Jul 1917 Lizzie Yergens has been granted a divorce from August Yergens.
  • 25 Jul 1917 In a complaint for divorce filed yesterday, Ethel Weber charges that her husband, Fred Weber, threatened to kill her with a razor and falsely accused her of being intimate with other men. She also alleges that he is an habitual drunkard, spending all of his money for intoxicating liquor; called her vile and improper name, struck her and beat their children, aged 3 and 5, respectively, and has been guilty of other acts unbecoming a husband and father, making further living with him impossible. The plaintiff says she has no money or means with which to prosecute this action, and in addition to a decree, asks the court to require the defendant to pay in a sum each week for the maintencance of herself and children during the pendency of the suit, and that he be restrained from molesting her in any way and from drawing his wages at the Berghoff Brewing Co., which, it is also asked, be enjoined from paying the defendant any money until settlement of the action. Custody of children is also asked, as the defendant is said to be an unfit person to have their care.
  • 25 Jul 1917 Elizabeth Jacobs was yesterday granted a divorce in the superior court.
  • 25 Jul 1917 Sitting as judge pro tem Harry Kennerk yesterday in superior court found for the defendant in the petition of Jacob Weber vs. Ada Weber to modify a decree of divorce involving the custody of a child, which was allowed to remain with the mother, the petition being denied.
  • 26 Jul 1917 Action for divorce was yesterday instituted by Edith Keller against George Keller, whom she says has an ungovernable temper and while in fits of madness has repeatedly struck, cursed and called her vile and improper name, too vile to set out in the complaint unless required by the court to do so. It is further charged that on divers occasions he has threatened to knock her brains out and on July 23 deserted her. The plaintiff states that she has no money or means of procuring same for the prosecution of this action and has been obliged to hire attorneys for whom a reasonable gee would be $50. Defendant is said to be employed by Hugh Keenan at the Anthony hotel, whom it is asked be restrained from paying him any wages and he form collecting until further order of the court. Plaintiff also asks that defendant be required to pay a certain sum into the court each week for her maintenance during the pendency of the suit and that he be enjoined from entering the home premises or molesting her in any way as she fears he will carry out his threat unless restrained.
  • 26 Jul 1917 Charlotte Glass yesterday filed a complaint for divorce from Charles Glass, to whom she was married November 28, separating July 24, this year. She alleges that the defendant is possessed of a violent and ungovernable temper and that he swears and curses at her, calling her vile, abusive and profane names. She also says that he refuses to take her and appear with her in public places and has never amply supported her, compelling her to keep roomers to make a living. She asks a divorce and restoration of her maiden name, McBride.
  • 26 Jul 1917 John Ebert secured a divorce from Blossom Ebert and was awarded the custody of their minor child.
  • 27 Jul 1917 Daisey Humeston yesterday filed petition for divorce from Ray L. Humeston to whom she was married July 16, 1913, charging that he has failed to make any proper and reasonalbe provision for her support, although fully able to do so, compelling her to make her own living the most of their married life. She also complains that he has assaulted and struck her, besides swearing and cursing at her and refused to permit her to leave the house, although he would absent himself from home for long periods of time without reason and since June 3, 1915, she has known nothing of his whereabouts. In addition to a decree she asks the restoration of her maiden name Hartwell.
  • 27 Jul 1917 Claiming that her husband, Conrad J. Flickinger, to whom she was married on September 20, 1885, was guilty of adultery with on Mrs. Virginia or Jennie ________, at Gulfport, Miss., since their marriage was contracted and during the months of December 1914, and January, 1915, Barbara Flickinger has sued for divorce. She says that the offense was also committed in this city during the years of 1915, 1916 and up to January 29 of this year, when the separation took place. There is one minor child, a girl aged 11 years, whose custody is asked by the plaintiff in addition to the decree and $15 a month for support.
  • 29 Jul 1917 Alleging that all during their married life her husband, William F. Grodrian, has constantly nagged and quarreled with her until living with him became impossible, Mary Grodrian has commenced action for divorce. She says further that he has ceased to love her and finally separated this year, since which time he has paid nothing whatever to her support. In addition to the decree she asks the court to restore her maiden name of Bickel.
  • 31 Jul 1917 George Zehender yesterday commenced action for a divorce from Carrie Zehender from whom he separated in Septenber of 1914. He says that she swore and cursed at him, called him vile and indecent names and during their married life constantly associated with other men. He also accuses her with walking the streets at unusual hours of the night, staying away for days and nights at a time and says that since their separation three years ago she has lived with another man. One child, Loretta, aged fourteen, was born to them and is now in the home of the Good Shepherd, where she was placed by the juvenile court of Allen county.
  • 31 Jul 1917 In a complaint for annullment of marriage filed yesterday Lena Schack says that she was induced to marry Ephrim Crites through false and wilful misrepresentations. Defendant is alleged to have represented himself as a man possessed of means and a large salary with which to support the plaintiff, all of which turned out to be untrue. She says that immediately upon learnign the true facts she ceased to live with him.
  • 31 Jul 1917 Helen Kelly has begun action for divorce from George Kelly, alleging that he is an habitual drunkard, curses and abuses her and has threatened to do her bodily injury. He also has threatened to draw his wates from the Northern Indiana Gas and Electric company by whom he is employed, and plaintiff asks the court to enjoin him from doing so and also his employers from paying him wages until further order of the court. Plaintiff says she has no money or means with which to support herself or pay her attorneys for preparing this case for trial. In addition to the divorce she asks the court to order the defendant to pay her $5 a week support money, $25 attorney fees, and be restrained from visiting or molesting her in any manner at her home, 1622 1/2 South Calhoun stree.
  • 31 Jul 1917 Charging that her husband, to whom she was married April 19, 1910, had struck her and his fist with such force as to knock her a distance of six or seven feet, Virginia E. Spicher yesterday began proceedings for divorce from Milton Spicher. It is also charged that he used profane language and applied vile epithets toward her. She claims she has no money or means with which to prosecute this action or provide support during the pendency of the case, and prays the court to issue an order providing sufficient money out of the defendant's earnings for this purpose, and compelling him to pay her attorneys a reasonable fee for their services. It is further alleged that unless enjoined from so doing the defendant will draw his money from the mayflower millls, where he is employed, as he has threatened, and squander same. She asks that he be restrained from carrying out his threat and that his employer also be enjoined from paying him any money until further order of the court.
  • 31 Jul 1917 Bertha Brown seeks a divorce from William Brown, whom she alleges she was married to on August 13, 1916, and who deserted her two weeks ago, leaving her without any means for the support of herself and year-old daughter. The defendant is said to have called her vile names and frequently told her that he cared nothing for her, and if she didn't get a divorce he would, as he wanted to marry another woman. She wants him restrained from drawing his wages from the Fort Wayne and Northern Indiana Traction company, by whom he is employed, as he has threatened to do so for the purpose of defrauding her, and that the traction company be enjoined from paying him any wages. In addition, she ask that the defendant be required to pay $8 a week for the support of the child and herself and $25 attorney fees.

  • 01 Aug 1917 Meekness is a virtue of Archie J. Wood. That explains why he permitted his wife to hang epithets that wouldn't look well in type promiscuously on his person, come home drunk, throw chairs and other pieces of furniture at him. Wood alleged in his divorce complaint filed yesterday that his husky helpmate, Harriette, did all these things. Wood, it might be explained, is able to file his complaint because he dodged back of chairs while the hardest blows were airmed at him. The couple were married in January, 1912. Wood asks the custody of their 3 year-old child.
  • 01 Aug 1917 Frank Denney yesterday was granted a divorce from Zodie Denney and the custoody of the couple's three children in the superior court. Denney obtained the decree on his charge of adultery.
  • 01 Aug 1917 Nightly parties with strangers which lasted until early morning weren't so bad, but when the parties got to lasting several days at a time, John Vining lost patience with his wife and yesterday filed suit for divorce from Hazel Vining.
  • 02 Aug 1917 Edith McDonald was given a divorce yesterday from Tureman McDonald on a plea of abandonment.
  • 02 Aug 1917 The divorce case of Edith Keller against George Keller was dismissed as they have patched up their differences.
  • 03 Aug 1917 Alleging that her husband, Charles Maurer, gave her only $1 during the two months of their married life and that was for a trip to Convoy, O., Mrs. Vera Maurer yesterday filed a cross-complaint to her husband's suit for divorce. She aalso alleged he took money which she earned and bought shoes for himself and when collars on his shirts were starched he tore them off.
  • 03 Aug 1917 Mrs. Esther Kelly has filed a divorce suit against Robert L. Kelly, 2702 Moliter street. Mrs. Kelly asks custody of their four months' old baby and an order to restrain her husband from molesting her or selling their household goods. She alleges cruelty and failure to provide.
  • 03 Aug 1917 Jessie Emberton was granted a divorce from James Emberton on grounds of abandonment, and her maiden name of Hickox was restored.
  • 04 Aug 1917 The divorce suit of Clare Russel vs. Albert Russel was dismissed.
  • 04 Aug 1917 The divorce suit of Plybon Smith vs. Clarence S. Smith was dismissed.
  • 05 Aug 1917 Charles Friedt's liberality with his wife's earnings and his disgust when she did not have more resulted in his being sued for divorce yesterday by Dessie Freidt. Mrs. Freidt alleges her husband forced her to work, took her pay envelope on Saturday night, made a bee-line for the nearest saloon and spent it all. Following his "parties" he returned and preceded to beat her, according to the complaint file. Mrs. Freidt also asks that the Pettit Storage company be restrained from paying her husband wages due him until costs of her case are paid.
  • 05 Aug 1917 Sarah Andrews yesterday brought suit against Harry Andrews and asked that he be declared in contempt of court and forced to pay her $75 due for the support of their daughter, Elizabeth.
  • 05 Aug 1917 Clara Case yesterday was granted a divorce from Clifton Case.
  • 05 Aug 1917 Lenora Baker has obtained a divorce from Jesse Baker and she was given the custody of one child.
  • 05 Aug 1917 Alleging that her husband permitted his sister to choke her, Rose Cramer yesterday brought suit for divorce from Frank Cramer. She asks that he be compelled to pay her support money pending the hearing of the case and that a restraining order be granted to prevent her husband from molesting her.
  • 07 Aug 1917 Alleging that his wife went away and stayed six weeks and another time two weeks without telling him where she had been and that frequently she told him she wanted him to get a divorce as she was tired living with him, James F. Burton yesterday filed suit for divorce from Edna G. Burton. They were married January 3, 1916, and separated June 21, 1917.
  • 07 Aug 1917 Frances Chiveron was given a divorce yesterday from John Chiveron on grounds of curel and inhuman treatment.
  • 08 Aug 1917 Aurora Hook yesterday brought suit for divorce from George Hook. She alleges cruel and inhuman treatment and says that at one time her husband struck here with a beet bottle. She asks temporary alimony and a restraining order to prevent him selling household goods at 112 1/2 Baker street, and attorney fees. The couple separated August 6. Hook is an assistant foreman in the Pennsylvania freight house.
  • 08 Aug 1917 After waiting ten years folloowing separation, William H. France yesterday filed suit for divorce against Ellen France, charging cruel treatment and abandonment. The couple was married in October, 1901, and separated in May, 1907.
  • 08 Aug 1917 One year of wedded life was enough for Dora Sharp and Archie Sharp, who were married January 17, 1916, and separated last January. Mrs. Sharp yesterday brought suit for divorce, the custody of their eleven months' old baby, $5 a week support money pending the trial and $1,000 alimony.
  • 09 Aug 1917 Frank Scarbery brought suit for divorce yesterday from Lillian Scarbery, alleging cruel and inhuman treatment. He also alleges she said she wished the Germans would "get" a son of Scarbery, who is with the American troops in France. Both have children by a former marriage and differences over these led to separation. They were married in October, 1914.
  • 09 Aug 1917 Dorothy Van Tochine brought suit yesterday for divorce from Joseph J. Van Tochine, $1,500 alimony and custody of their two children, Charlotte, aged 11 years, and Florence, 9. She alleges failure to provide and desertion.
  • 10 Aug 1917 Alleging that her husband was an habitual drunkard and had failed to provide more than $13.10 in the last three years toward the support of herself and son, Bernard J. Callahan, Mrs. Myrtle Callahan yesterday instituted divorce proceedings against William L. Callahan. She asks the custody of the child and support money pending the hearing of the case. The couple was married Dec. 21, 1912, and separated in June, 1914.
  • 10 Aug 1917 Josephine Stofer brought suit yesterday asking a divorce from Walter Stofer. She alleges drunkenness and non-support. They were married March 9, 1916, and separated last month.
  • 11 Aug 1917 Ephraim Arter yesterday caused to be filed a suit for divorce against his wife, Mary, to whom it is stated he was married last year, separating on the ninth of this month. He charges her with falsely and continuously accusing him of associating with dissolute and disreputable women and telling him to take his clothes and leave the house and get a divorce if he wished. He further says that she repearedly declared that since her marriage to him their neighbors refused to associate with her, thereby insinuating that he was a person of disreputable character. Plaintiff also declares that he has heretofore given the defendant more than half of the property he possessed, which she now has secured in her own name. He demands that their marriage be dissolved and he be given all other proper relief.
  • 12 Aug 1917 Zelotes Boulton yesterday filed suit for divorce from Frances Boultoon, charging abandonment. Boulton, who is a resident of Springfield townshipm says they were married in 1912 and separated shortly afterward.
  • 12 Aug 1917 John Kintz, jr., yesterday was granted a divorce from Florence Kintz. It was brought out at the trail that Florence threw a shaving mug at her husband and also "stayed out nights." Kintz is 19 and his former wife is 18 years old. They were married two years ago.
  • 12 Aug 1917 Ruth Mills yesterday was granted a divorce from Otto Mills. She was given $16 a month for support and the custody of one child.
  • 14 Aug 1917 Alleging that her husband threatened to kill her, called her names too vile to file in court, failed to provide and deserted her last month, Anna Smith yesterday brought suit for divorce from Thomas Smith. The couple has been married five years. She also asks $7 a week support money and attorney's fees.
  • 14 Aug 1917 Mrs. Blanche Gustin, of Woodburn, yesterday brought suit for divorce from Clinton Gustin, charging failure to provide, drunkenness and cruel treatment. She asks the custody of their six small children, $10 a week support money and that the husband be restrained from visiting the family.
  • 15 Aug 1917 Suit for divorce and $4,000 alimony was filed yesterday by Mrs. Gertrude Fischer against Henry David Fischer, a Pennsylvania engineer. Mrs. Fischer also asks for a restraining order to keep him from selling any of his property and in any way molesting her. She also charges extreme cruelty and failure to provide, and alleges he received letters from other women, making appointments with him. They were married Nov. 22, 1902, and separated Aug. 11, 1917.
  • 15 Aug 1917 Anna F. Graves was granted a divorce yesterday from William H. Graves, and she was given $1,350 alimony and other property which the defendant holds.
  • 15 Aug 1917 Bernice M. Kline was granted a divorce yesterday from Edward L. Kline and custody of two children.
  • 15 Aug 1917 Gertrude Shannon was divorced from Ora Shannon.
  • 15 Aug 1917 Francis Sunderland was divorced from Cecile Mildred Sunderland.
  • 16 Aug 1917 After nearly twelve years of married life, Kate Fulk yesterday instituted divorce proceedings against Andrew Fulk. She also asks the custody of their daughter Eva, aged 11 years. The complaint charges failure to provide, cruelty and that her husband was an habitual drunkard. She also alleges she had to work in a factory to support herself and daughter.
  • 16 Aug 1917 One month of married life was enough for Mr. and Mrs. Walter L. Wright, and yesterday the wife, Bernice, began suit for divorce. They were married Jan. 19, 1917, and separated in February, and the husband now is in York, N.D. The plaintiff alleges her husband represented himself before their marriage as being an undertaker, but when they were married she has to withdraw her savings from a bank and support both of them. She also charged him with cruelty and asks $1,000 alimony and $8 a week support money, pending the hearing of the case.
  • 16 Aug 1917 Arthur Wolford, recently sued for divorce by Blanche Wolford, has been ordered by the superior court to pay $5 a week toward her support.
  • 16 Aug 1917 George Kelly has been ordered to pay attorney fees for his wife, Helen Kelly, who is asking a divorce.
  • 16 Aug 1917 June Valentine yesterday filed suit for divorce from Merl Valentine and asked the custody of their son, Iliff, ages 4 years. She alleges failure to provide, desertion and cruelty. The couple were married July 18, 1912, and separated July 13, 1915.
  • 16 Aug 1917 Lilly Mennewisch yesterday was granted a divorce from Harry Mennewisch and she was given the custody of their three children.
  • 16 Aug 1917 Bernice Klint has been granted a divorce from Edward L. Klint.
  • 17 Aug 1917 Alleging that her husband, James C. Carr, gave her only $100 during the nine years they were married and forced her to support herself, Ada C. Carr yesterday began suit for divorce. The couple was married Feb. 18, 1908 and separated Aug. 10, last.
  • 17 Aug 1917 Mrs. Geraldine Adams yesterday brought suit against Robert Adams asking $25 a week support money. She alleges her husband deserted her and their two daughters without cause.
  • 18 Aug 1917 Easy Michigan marriages came frequently for Norbert Ladig, who though only 22, has had three wives, and is now for the third time summoned to the divorce court. He will hardly get to appear, however, as the state of Michigan is using his service in a penitentiary because he committed perjury in acquiring on of the wives, if not all three of them. The facts were brought to light yesterday, when Dorothy Ladig, daughter of William Lambert, a cement contractor, sue marrying-Norbert for a divorce. The complaint is one of the shortest on record. It alleges thay were married last October, that they separated shortly, and that he is now in prison for perjury in securing the license to marry her at Iona, Mich. The third phase of Ladig's three-fold weakness for marrying was picking Iona, Mich. He became such a frequent patron of the marriage license counter the Clerk Thayer was the principal witness against the young man when he was sentenced on Jan. 20, this year. At that time an Ionia paper published the following: "Nobert Ladig, who took advantage of the laxity of Michigan's marriage laws to obtain two licenses to wed by making false affidavits, was this morning sentenced in circuit court for perjury. The first time Ladig swore falsely, three years ago, when he gave his own age as 22, when he was but 18. The second time, he brought a 15-year-old girl from Indiana and married her in this city, swearing that she was 18 years old. The respondent, after his arrest on complaint of County Agent George C. Thayer, declared that it was easy enough for anyone to come to Michigan and get married as often as he wished." Judge George V. Weimer sentenced Ladig to a term of one to 15 years in Ionia state reformatory, with recommendation that he be released at the expiration of the minimum period. Ladig was born in Allen county. His father afterwards ran a saloon at New Haven, where the boy lived for a time with his father. Before beginning his marrying career the fellow moved to Fort Wayne. A feature of the case is that the same attorney represented Ladig in the last divorce suit in which he was a principal.
  • 18 Aug 1917 "I'll kick you so hard your head will fly across the street and you never will be able to find it again." Thus John Quandt, employe of the Dunn Coal company, spoke to Bertha, whom he had promised to "love, honor and cherish," according to sworn evidence in superior court yesterday. Special Judge William Geake, who sat on the jurist's bench, decided this, with other factors in the case, warranted giving her a divorce, $400 alimony and custody of three children.
  • 18 Aug 1917 To have her husband, James V. Teagarden enjoined from drawing or assigning his pay, from visiting, molesting or speaking to her, selling or encumbering his property is a part of the divorce petition filed yesterday by Fern D. Teagarden. She wants the divorce because he has one of those well-known violent tempers, threatened to kill her. She also asks alimony of $500, $10 a week, $25 for her attorneys. She wants custody of the child on the grounds he is unfit to care for it. They were married on Feb 2, 1913.
  • 19 Aug 1917 Quick action was obtained yesterday in divorce proceedings filed by Mrs. Josie Wright against Carl Wright. The complaint was filed yesterday morning by the woman and shortly afterward she was granted a restraining order which she asked in the complaint. The order was to prevent the Fort Waynne Rolling Mills from paying wages due her husband and to prevent his drawing wages due him. The couple were married October 16, 1908, and separated this month. The order also prohibited Wright from visiting or molesting his family.
  • 19 Aug 1917 Suit for divorce from Gladys E. Piatt from Kenneth R. Piatt was begun yesterday. Cruel and inhuman treatment are among the charges. The couple was married June 6, 1909, and separated August 14, of this year.
  • 21 Aug 1917 Lilly Steward yesterday brought suit for divorce from Marion Steward, charging cruel and inhuman treatment and abandonment. She also asks a restraining order against the New York Central railroad to prevent that company from paying wages to Steward until provision is made for her support. They were married December 24, 1914, and August 16, of this year separated.
  • 21 Aug 1917 Suit for divorce was instituted yesterday by Edith Orr from Oliver Orr. Cruel treatment and abandonment is the charge. The couple was married in 1913 and separated this year. The defendant is at the home of relative near Roanoke in Huntington county.
  • 21 Aug 1917 Charging her husband with cruel and inhuman treatment and drunkeness, Golda Shindlebecker yesterday instituted divorce proceedings against Eldon Shindlebecker. They were married July 27, 1906, and separated last March.
  • 21 Aug 1917 After threatening several time to leave and saying she was tired of living with him, Mildred A. Lewis finally made her threat good and left for the "tall timbers" December 4, 1916, Richard L. Lewis declares in his complaint for divorce filed yesterday. They were married May 3, 1913.
  • 21 Aug 1917 Jas. Brunton yesterday was granted a divorce from Alma Brunton in superior court.
  • 22 Aug 1917 Charles and Maud Herber were married in 1907, and after trotting in double harness for ten years, Maud tired of the game, and said she was going away and wasn't coming back. She made good all around, going away early in the spring, and has not been seen by her spouse since. He thinks her inability or disinclination to come back sufficient grounds for the divorce for which he prays.
  • 22 Aug 1917 Charles C. Dotson Married Marie away back in 1903, along the trail of the lonesome pine in old Virginia. In the gladsome springtime of 1913 Marie deserted him, with three children on his hands, the oldest being now 12 and the youngest 7. He wants the superior court to legalize the separation.
  • 22 Aug 1917 Edith Steinacher sues Edward for divorce, and also asks that the Pennsylvania company and the First and Hamilton bank be restrained from paying him any money until she first gets her bit; she likewise asks for the custody of their only child of two years. They were married in 1913, but the hymenal sea proved a mighty rought one, especially when Edward failed to provide fodder, and occasionally beat up on her. She wants divorce, money and the child.
  • 22 Aug 1917 In the superior court Will Geake, judge pro tem granted a divorce to Edna S. H. Holmes, the custody of their child and an allowance of $5 per week for maintenance until further order of the court. The charge was cruelty and failure to provide.
  • 22 Aug 1917 The divorce case of Clarence vs. Edith Stirling was dismissed at plaintiff's cost in the superior court yesterday.
  • 23 Aug 1917 Judge Geake took occasion to deliver a pointed lecture to Vera Maurer, who obtained a divorce from Charles Maurer on her cross-complaint. After testifying that her husband had kicked her out of bed, Vera giggled a little. Then and there, the judge told her something of the sacredness of the marriage vows and seriousness of divorce, and it is a safe bet she will not forget it for some time. The husband has been apying her $6 a week support money since their separation, and also paid her attorney fees, and did not contest her complaint.
  • 23 Aug 1917 Anna Delong obtained a divorce from Orville Delong on her grounds of desertion and non-support. Since their separation Delong has joined the army.
  • 23 Aug 1917 Although her husband deserted her five years ago, Lena B. Bay did not bring suit for divorce until recently and Judge Gerke granted her pea. Whereabouts of the defendant, Wilbur Bay are unknown.
  • 23 Aug 1917 On her cross-complaint, Pearl Reneman was given a divorce from Grank Reneman, formerly a railroad detective, who did not contest her suit.
  • 23 Aug 1917 Ada Moorland was given a divorce decree from Thorman Moorland. She also was given custody of a minor child.
  • 23 Aug 1917 When she showed her husband had deserted her, Etta Payne obtained a decree of divorce from William R. Payne.
  • 23 Aug 1917 George W. Clark was cited for contemp of court yesterday by Special Judge Geake in superior court. He was accused of failure to pay support money to his divorced wife, but on his showing that he had been ill, and also was hurt in an accident, he was given thrity day in which to comply.
  • 23 Aug 1917 Albert Fox, employed by the Moran Ice company, is an expert wife-beater, according to the complaint for divorce filed yesterday by Pearl Fox. Mrs. Fox asks the decree and a restraining order to prevent her husband drawing wages from his employers and milesting her, and $10 a week support money, in addition to her attorney fees. The couple were married October 26, 1908, and separated this month.
  • 23 Aug 1917 The divorce case of Jessie Wright against Carl Wright was dismissed and costs assessed against the plaintiff.
  • 24 Aug 1917 Elgie Stevens is peeved - at least he seems to be. He married Adaline, his wife, a long time ago and lived more or less happily until three years ago when Adaline emulated the Arab and folding her ten or telescope or whatever it was and simply stole away. She has not yet stolen back and that is why Elgie has filed a suit for divorce. Among other things set out in his complaint is excessive suffering from emntal anguish and other byproducts of a lonely and wifeless life.
  • 25 Aug 1917 Partly on the grounds that her husband, Louis Douglas, would beat their children, "just for the fun of it," Mrs. Laura Douglas was granted a divorce in superior court yesterday. She alleged that when intoxicated he would call her vile name, and unmercifully beat her and the children.
  • 26 Aug 1917 Pearl Lerch likes to live as well as anybody. While she did not state this directly it was taken for granted when she asked a restraining order to keep her husband, Anthony Lerch, from carrying out his alleged threat to do the deed, if she applied for a divorce. She filed the suit, but took no chances and asked the court to restrain her husband from proving his words. Incidentally she asks $1,000 alimony. The couple were married in October 1908, and separated July 26, last.
  • 26 Aug 1917 Alleging cruel and inhuman treatment and that her husband use liquor too freely, Lottie Taner yesterday brought suit for divorce from Ralph Taner. She also asked the custody of their child, Robert, and $5 a week support money.
  • 26 Aug 1917 Julia Agler yesterday was granted a divorce from Frank Agler.
  • 28 Aug 1917 Ira R. Lane has filed suit for divorce from Mary C. Lane, to whome he was married February 29, 1916, and from whom he separated yesterday. He charges that the wife left his home and refused to live with him.
  • 29 Aug 1917 Reuben V. Swihart yesterday brought suit for divorce from Bonne H. Swihart. He alleges she scolded him continually and objected strenuously when he joined several secret orders and also when he tood a job as driver of a delivery wagon. She finally forced him to quit work there, he alleges.
  • 29 Aug 1917 Anna Jenkins yesterday was granted a divorce from Charles Jenkins. Her parents, Mr. and Mrs. George Keller, were given custody of their three children.
  • 30 Aug 1917 Ida Miller seeks a degree of divorce from Frank P. Miller and demands $500 alimony in addition to $10 a week support money while the trail is pending. A restraining order to prevent the Rub-no-more Soap company from paying wages due him or encumbering property also is sought. Non-support and desertion are alleged.
  • 30 Aug 1917 Mary A. Neeb filed suit for divorce from George Neeb for non-support. She asks custody of their child.
  • 30 Aug 1917 Divorce was granted yesterday by Special Judge Geake to Isabel Eggiman from Peter Eggiman.
  • 30 Aug 1917 Divorce was granted yesterday by Special Judge Geake to Marie Adams from Henry I. Adams. Adams was given custody of their two children.
  • 31 Aug 1917 After being wedded and living together twenty-one years and being the parents of eight children, Mr. and Mrs. Bert Taylor of Monroeville have separated and yesterday Mrs. Taylor filed suit for divorce. She also asks a restraining order to prevent his selling any of their household goods and to keep him from molesting herself or family. The woman alleges that for the last few years Mr. Taylor had failed to provide for the family and had spent his wages for liquor. The couple were married in October, 1896, and separated in April, 1917.
  • 31 Aug 1917 Declaring her husband often told her he was tired of living with her and that was why he always scolded and nagged her, Blanch E. South yesterday filed suit for divorce from Walter A. South. Walter's attitude may cost him some money, as Blanch asked $1,500 alimony and a restraining order to prevent him drawing wages from the G. R. & I railroad by which he in employed and also an order to keep him from molesting her at her home, 415 Masterson avenue. She also asks that her maiden name, Westlake be restored.
  • 31 Aug 1917 Pearl Devlin yesterday obtained a divorce from Charles Devlin and the personal property was divided. The husband intends to enter the army.

  • 01 Sep 1917 Suit for divorce was filed yesterday by Minnie M. Merchant against Harry B. Merchant. She also asks a restraining order to prevent him from selling a farm in Michigan and alimony. Harry gambled is wages away and had failed to provide for the plaintiff the last two years, the complaint alleges. The couple were married in August 1906, and separated a year ago.
  • 01 Sep 1917 Bessie Merriman was granted a divorce yesterday from Ralph Merriman and her maiden name was restored.
  • 01 Sep 1917 Grace Thomas obtained a divorce yesterday from Walter Thomas and her maiden name of Colby was restored.
  • 05 Sep 1917 Julia M. Warner has begun suit for divorce from Perry L. Warner on grounds of cruel and inhuman treatment and desertion. They were married August 19, 1912, and separated August 22, last.
  • 06 Sep 1917 Theodore Ebert was a very amiable man but his docile spirit is no more, because yesterday he filed suit for divorce against Anna Ebert, and no longer will he stand for his mother-in-law ordering him to bed and not permitting him to use the light by which to read. Ebert lives on the Maysville road and married June 30, 1914. The pair separated July, 1917. They have one daughter, Idona, 10 years old.
  • 07 Sep 1917 Alleging that her husband stuck the end of a revolver against her body and threatened to pull the trigger and that on several other occassions he had threatened to kill her, Hazel Jones yesterday brought suit for divorce from Robert Jones. Five months of wedded life was enought for Hazel because shortly after their marriage the husband forced her to keep a boarding and rooming house to support herself, she alleges. He deserted her May 1, she declares, and has not returned. Hazel also asks the restoration of her maiden name, Edwards.
  • 07 Sep 1917 After she had worked hard all summer making and caring for a garden, he husband took the produce and sold it, Victoria S. Wright alleges in her complaint for divorce filed yesterday. She charges failure to provide, drunkeness and declares her husband was cruel and inhuman. In addition to the divorce the woman asks the custody of their seven years old daughter and $3,000 alimony and a restraining order to prevent him from molesting her at their home on St. Joe road and from selling any of their household goods.
  • 07 Sep 1917 After a wedded life of 21 years, Mr. and Mrs. Pearl VanDine, formerly of Huntington, have separated and yesterday the wife began a suit of divorce, alleging failure to provide and cruelty. She ask a restraining order to prevent his drawing wages due him from the Fort Wayne and Northern Indiana Traction company and $500 alimony.
  • 07 Sep 1917 Jessie Fee began divorce proceedings against Earl Fee yesterday. The woman alleges that her husband struck her frequently and told her to leave him several times during the five years of their married life. She asks the custody of thier four year old son.
  • 07 Sep 1917 Alice Truman yesterday brought suit for divorce from John Truman. She also asks a restraining order to prevent her husband molesting her at the home of her father, T. T. Ellison, west of the city, and an order prohibiting him drawing wages due from the Nickel Plate railroad. The couple has three children, the oldest of which is 21 years. The complaint accused Truman of spending all his money for drink and failure to provide.
  • 07 Sep 1917 Clara Campbell filed suit yesterday for a divorce from Elton Campbell. Clara alleges her husband was sullen and refused to speak to her for six weeks at a time. The husband is a conductor on the Nickel Plate and reans from $175 to $200 a month, she alleges, and $1,000 alimony is demanded. They were married in 1891 and separated last Tuesday.
  • 07 Sep 1917 Calistus M. Huber has been ordered by the superior court to show cause by tomorrow why he should not be cited for contempt of court for failure to pay his former wife, Lauretta Huber, $25 monthly as support money.
  • 07 Sep 1917 The superior court has issued a restraining order prohibiting James F. Randol from molesting his wife, Mary E. Randol, who has a divorce action pending, and paying him wages until the suit has been settled.
  • 07 Sep 1917 Henry D. Fisher has agreed to pay $25 a month to the support of his divorced wife and an order to that effect was entered yesterday in the superior court.
  • 09 Sep 1917 Mrs. Merle M. Bare, who recently caused the police to arrect her husband, Heber M. Bare, on a charge of neglecting his children, yesterday filed suit for divorce in superior court. She alleges he failed to provide for her and the children and that he was abusive to the three little ones. They were married on August 11, 1903, and separated on February 17, 1917. The oldest child is eleven and youngest six years of age. She sets forth he is a car wheel moulder and can make $100 to $150 a month.
  • 11 Sep 1917 From January 9, last, to a few days ago was enough wedded life for Bernice Ham, who yesterday filed suit for divorce from Lester A. Ham. She alleges he was drunk at least three time a week, stayed out from 1 to 2 o'clock in the morning and failed to provide a home for her. She asks that her maiden name, Merriman, be restored and that she be given $700 alimony. The complaint also asks a restraining order to prevent the General Electric company from paying him wages and to prevent him selling an automibile or other property which he owns.
  • 11 Sep 1917 Samuel Penrod was so lazy he would not work when he had a job or when his wife got him a job, the wife, Dona, alleged in her complaint for divorce filed yesterday. In fact, the husband depended on her to support him, the complaint states. He also abused her two children by a former marriage and the wife asks custody of them and three children by her marriage to Penrod. They were married November 22, 1907, and separated September 5, 1917.
  • 11 Sep 1917 Declaring that her husband was extremely jealous and that he wrongly accused her becuase of his jealousy, Berry J. Smith yesterday filed suit for divorce from Joseph E. Smith. She alsl alleged cruel and inhuman treatment. They were married in August, 1912, and separated in March, 1916.
  • 12 Sep 1917 Alleging that her husband treated her cruelly, called her vile names, and finally deserted her recently, Lenora F. Toney yesterday instituted divorce proceedings against John Toney. She also asks the restoration of her maiden name.
  • 12 Sep 1917 Suit for divorce was filed yesterday by Harvey Amsbaugh against Carrie Amsbaugh, he charging cruelty. Five months of wedded life was enough for Harvey. The couple was married April 21, last, and spearated a few days ago.
  • 12 Sep 1917 An echo of the death of Earl Hazen, aged 14 years, who committeed suicide on a farm in the west part of the county, was heard yesterday in the divorce case of Maggie Hazen against Ira Hazen, on the evidence submitted yesterday. Judge Pro Tem Geake gave Mrs. Hazen custody of the children and the ruling of the divorce will he handed down to-day. The Hazen boy ended his life, fearing that he would be given into the custody of his father.
  • 12 Sep 1917 Mary Omspacher yesterday instituted divorce proceedings against Harry Omspacher, charging cruel treatment and desertion. They were married April 5, 1913, and separated August 31, 1917.
  • 12 Sep 1917 Dorothy Smith has commenced a divorce suit against George Smith, alleging cruelty.
  • 13 Sep 1917 Myrtle McNamara yesterday began suit for divorce against Neal McNamara. She also asks a proper amounty of alimony. She alleged extreme cruelty and declares her husband forced her to keep roomers and boarders to support herself. He boasted of his improper relations with other women, the wife says.
  • 13 Sep 1917 Maggie Hazen yesterday obtained a decree of divorce from Ora Hazen.
  • 13 Sep 1917 Rose B. Clark yesterday obtained a divorce from George W. Clark and the custody of their child. The husband was ordered to pay $4.50 a week toward their support.
  • 14 Sep 1917 A shoe with a high heel apparently was the favorite weapon of Ruth E. Steinbacher, the divorce complaint filed yesterday by Ralph Steinbacher shows. She hit him frequently wit her "No. 4" he says, and when they separated he went immediately to file his claim for divorce. One time she became enraged and stuck a butcher knife in a new rug he had just purchased, the complaint states. They were married October 5, 1914, and went opposite directions yesterday.
  • 15 Sep 1917 A divorce was granted to Florence Martz from George Martz in superior court yesterday. He maiden name of Knight was restored.
  • 15 Sep 1917 Ethel Rowe obtained a decree of divorce from Leander Rowe in superior court yesterday and her maided name of Rowe was restored.
  • 16 Sep 1917 One year of married life was enough for Talbott M. Wilson with Dora D. Wilson, and yesterday he filed suit for divorce. Just a year ago this month they were "made one" and a fews days ago they came to the parting of the ways. Talbott alleges Dora treated him cruel and inhumanely and refusted to keep house, forcing him to stay away from home considerably.
  • 16 Sep 1917 Harvey A. Robinson is a "nagger" and a "night owl," according to the complaint of his wife, Eva, who brought suit for divorce yesterday. Eva declares her husband stayed out as late as two or three o'clock regularly and that he scolded her continually. They were married August 3, 1908, and separated the wighteenth of last month.
  • 16 Sep 1917 Bae Griffin yesterday obtained a divorce from David Griffin and her maiden name of Oliver was restored.
  • 16 Sep 1917 The divorce suit brought by Bernice Hamm against Lester Hamm was dismissed yesterday.
  • 18 Sep 1917 Pearl Elden, whose husband Noah W. makes $15 a week working for the Independent Coal company wants one third of his salary for herself and her off-spring by an earlier marriage. She filed a divorce suit in superior court yesterday on the grounds he threatened to kill her. She wants his restrained from coming around her at her home 234 East Main street and $25 for attorneys fees. They were married in November last year and separated on the month.
  • 18 Sep 1917 Clem Elberson, 1520 East Wayne street is so aggrieved at his wife, Madeline, that he wants the courts to give him a divorce and custody of two children. His troubles as ennumerated, are she refused to live with him, said she did not love hime and wished he would leave the house. He avers she is not a proper person to have care of the children.
  • 18 Sep 1917 Thomas Jackson "used expressions to induce quarrels" alleges Anna Jackson in a divorce suit which she filed in circuit court yesterday. Also, she avers, he struck her at times, kicked her once and told the children he would not live with her. She wants him restrained from visiting her at her home, 1230 Swinney avenue, and $500 alimony. They have three children. The couple married on March 30, 1899 and separated last Tuesday.
  • 19 Sep 1917 Bertha Krall asks a decree from Delphos C. Krall and a restraining order against the Dudlo Manufacturing company to prevent that corporation from paying wages due him. She alleges her husband contracted a vile disease through associations with immoral women and also has been cruel to her. They were married September 25, 1915, and separated September 10, 1917. Mrs. Krall also asks the custody of their child.
  • 19 Sep 1917 Demanding $2,000 alimony and custody of their two children Beulah Isabell Steel began suit for divorce from Lawrence E. Steel. She also ask a restraining order against the Menefee Foundry company to prevent the payment of ages to Steel.
  • 19 Sep 1917 John Kuehn, a polisher at the Packard Piano factory, objects to false accusations so yesterday he started suit for divorce against Frances W. Kuehn. The couple was married more tha three years ago.
  • 19 Sep 1917 Visits to saloons and friendliness for other men are two things which Harry J. Hewitt cannot stand and yesterday he began suit for divorce against Minnie Olive Hewitt. They were married only last December and sparated last Saturday.
  • 19 Sep 1917 Henry Peppler yesterday was granted a divorce from Jennie Peppler.
  • 20 Sep 1917 Too much parents-in-law is the charge of Waldo Boussum in his suit for divorce filed yesterday. He alleges that his wife, Susan, refused to leave the home of her parents, 520 Lavina street, although he pleaded with her to do so. He also says they treated him cruelly, and she never objected, and in addition they wanted him to help pay for a home they are erecting. On these grounds he asks matrimonial liberty. They were married in June of last year and separated a few days ago.
  • 20 Sep 1917 Hazel Boone got enough of the alleged indecent names called her by her husband and his liking for booze in eleven short days and yesterday filed suit for divorce. They were married August 6, and separated the 17.
  • 20 Sep 1917 Tillie Rena Greeno yesterday filed suit for divorce from William Grenno after a married life of twenty-seven years. She alleges cruelty and non-support and asks the custody of two minor children.
  • 21 Sep 1917 If Hallie Miracle doesn't get a divorce from Charles Miracle, it will be a miracle, providing all she says about him in her complaint filed yesterday is true. They live at 711 Edgewater avenue, but the peaceful flowing waters of the Maumee river were conducive to anything but peace, she alleges. Days at a time he went and refused to speak to her, Hallie alleged. In addition he called her vile names when he did talk and was otherwise "cruel and inhuman" to her. They were married December 18, 1913, and separated last Saturday. She also asks a restraining order against the Perfection Biscuit company to prevent payment of wages to her husband.
  • 21 Sep 1917 The third time's the charm. Two previous suits of Pearl Danehy against George Danehy have been withdrawn but now the wife finds it impossible to live with her spouse and this one is "going through," she says in her complaint filed yesterday. George has had his last chance to make good his promise to be good to her, she says. They were married June 26, 1912, and separated yesterday.
  • 21 Sep 1917 Declaring that her husband refused to pay installments on their furniture and that it went back to the dealers, that he refused to pay electric light bills and that they were left in darkness, and that he failed to support her, Florence A. Dittoe yesterday began siut for divorce against Peter A. Dittoe. She also asks $500 alimony. The couple were married March 3, 1913, and separated six months ago.
  • 21 Sep 1917 Mary Timmis yesterday began divorce proceedings against John Timmis, alleging curel and inhuman treatment. She also asks $1,000 alimony, a restraining order to preven the Nickel Plate from paying her husband wages due him and restoration of her maiden name. The couple was married November 5, 1914, and separated August 9, 1917. The wife charges her husband with being an habitual drunkard and with inhuman treatment.
  • 21 Sep 1917 Pearl C. Thrasher asks a divorce from Earl Thrasher, a restraining order to prevent the Fort Wayne Rolling mills paying wages due him, and the restoration of her maiden name, France. She declares her husband treated her cruelly and falsely accused her. They were married in 1913 and separated recently.
  • 21 Sep 1917 Allen Gaines, colored, has been ordered by Judge Eggeman of circuit court to pay $5 September 24 and $2.50 a week every succeeding Monday for the support of his wife. He has served a term on the pen farm for violating the court's order in this case.
  • 21 Sep 1917 Linda Bailey yesterday got a divorce from Tron M. Bailey.
  • 22 Sep 1917 Lulu Walker yesterday brought suit for divorce from Roy Walker, alleging that he struck her and broke her nose and otherwise treated her cruelly. They were married June 24, 1910, and separated two years ago. She asks a restraining order to prevent the Anthony Hotel company from paying Walker wages due him until provision is made for her support.
  • 22 Sep 1917 Lucy Murry yesterday began divorce proceedings against Henry Murry. They were married May 18, 1916, and he deserted her last January. She alleges cruelty and non-support.
  • 22 Sep 1917 Alleging her husband was guilty of cruelty, was an habitual drunkard, failed to provide and was diseased as a result of his dibauchs, Myrtle A. Martin yesterday began suit for divorce from Hugh L. Martin. They were married March 12, 1906. She also asks custody of their two children.
  • 22 Sep 1917 Florence M. Golk yesterday filed suit for divorce against Arthur F. Golk, charging him with cruelty and abandonment. They were married in August, 1913, and separated last April.
  • 22 Sep 1917 Chester W. Shannon yesterday obtained a divorce from Ola Shannon. Mrs. Shannon was arrested several time in company with "Sammy" Koehler, who achieved nototiety a few weeks ago.
  • 22 Sep 1917 Laura Force yesterday instituted divorce proceedings against Charles Force, alleging he is guilty of adultery. They were married May 4, 1905, and separated last September.
  • 22 Sep 1917 Luella Roy yesterday obtained a divorce from Amiel Roy. She also was given the custody of their three children.
  • 22 Sep 1917 Hazel Blake yesterday obtained annullment of the marriage contract with John Blake.
  • 22 Sep 1917 Rilla Coapstick yesterday got a divorce from Rufus B. Coapstick. He was ordered to pay $21 attorney fees and to pay $12 a month support money.
  • 23 Sep 1917 In superior court yesterday Elsie Young filed suit for a divorce from her husband, Martin Young. She alleges he has not made proper provision to support her and the seven children ranging in age from fourteen years to seventeen months. She als charges he threatened her life.
  • 25 Sep 1917 Mattie Young yesterday was granted a divorce from Charles Young.
  • 26 Sep 1917 Suit for divorce was begun yesterday by Allie Nusbaum against William Nusbaum on the ground of non-support. They were married in May, 195, and separated ten days ago. She asks the custody of their child.
  • 26 Sep 1917 Alleging that her husband threatened to kill her, beat her and otherwise was cruel and inhuman, Edna Courdway yesterday filed suit for divorce against John Courdway, She also asks custody of the child, a restraining order to keep the husband from drawing wages due him and attorney fees. They were married March 16, 1915, and separated September 15.
  • 26 Sep 1917 Lloyd E. Murphy stayed out late, continually nagged his wife, and called her vile names. Agnes Murphy alleges in her divorce complaint yesterday. She asks $1,000 alimony, custody of their child, and a restraining order to prevent his milesting her at their home, 830 Greeley street and from drawing wages at the General Electic plant. They were married December 4, 1915, and separated recently.
  • 26 Sep 1917 Ada Lesh yesterday was granted a divorce from Leonard Lesh. Her maiden name of Seth was restored.
  • 27 Sep 1917 Edith M. Brown yesterday filed suit for divorce from Homer B. Brown, alleging non-support. She demands $5,000 alimony. They were married December 31, 1892, and separated Tuesday. They have two childrenmarried and the husband is owner of a minety-acre farm, city property and a summer home in Steuben county, the wife alleges.
  • 27 Sep 1917 "To he ---with you, I would not wald up the street with you to save you from he--," is the way Annie Gilbert made love to her husband, Frank Gilbert according to his divorce complaint filed yesterday. Gilbert declares his domestic happiness was ended when a married son of his wife, the offspring of a former marriage, came last winter to live with them and refused to pay any board. Gilbert says he supported his eife and her three small children from the former marriage but the coming of the step-son who has a family of his own was too much, especially when his wife began ignoring him, refusing to speak to him for days. Also when she has a birthday dinner she placed a special plate for her husband in another room by himself. These and other indignities smote the feelings of Frank so hard that he could forego filing the suit no longer.
  • 27 Sep 1917 Vera Fern Jones yesterday filed suit for divorce from Tom Jones, alleging that he beat and choked and also falsely accused her. They were married last October and separated ten days ago. She asks restoration of her maiden name, Lehnbeck.
  • 27 Sep 1917 Pearl Vandine yesterday filed a cross complaint to his wife, Lana's suit for divorce. He denies allegations of cruelty and declares Dal McDaniel is to blame for their troubles, because Mrs. Vandine is infatuated with McDaniel.
  • 28 Sep 1917 Rose G. Carpenter yesterday began suit for divorce from James F. Carpenter, a Pennsylvania engineer. She demands that he be restrained from drawing wages from the Pennsylvanis company and $2,000 alimony. The complaint charges Carpenter with gambling and extreme cruelty, declaring that he choked her yesterday morning. The separation followed and the divorce case came later. They were married January 23, 1913. Mrs. Carpenter also asks that her maiden name, Gibson, be restored.
  • 29 Sep 1917 After a wedded life of thirty-seven years, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas A. Taylor, of Monroeville, have separated, and yesterday their troubles got into the divorce court with the filing of a complaint by Mr. Taylor. Taylor alleges his wife called him such vile and indecent names and threated him so cruelly during the last few months that he has been compelled to remain away from home for several weeks. They were married April 17, 1880, and separated Thursday.
  • 29 Sep 1917 Lloyd Murphy, 830 Greeley street, was allowed only 30 cents a week by his wife for ice cream, movies, tabacco and other pleasures, he alleges, in his cross-complaint to her plea for divorce, filed recently. He also makes many other allegation. The father and mother both ask custody of their son, Charles, ages 13 years.
  • 29 Sep 1917 Charlotte Glass yesterday obtained a divorce from Charles Glass. Her maiden name McBride was restored.

  • 02 Oct 1917 Ethel A. Jenkins has commenced action against Charles Jenkins and asks the Wolf & Dessaur be restrained from paying him any wages due him. From Mrs. Jenkins statement Mr. Jenkins must have acted up consideralby on short notice. They were married in May of this year and separated last Saturday but in those brief months Charles called her many unprintable names, lost his temper so often and completely that she never expects him to find it agains and one time turned on the gas, she believes, in the hope of asphyxiating her. Finally last Saturday he packed up his belongings, said he never expected to see he agains and left her a mourning widow in her desolate home at 1403 Green street. She alleges that he makes a weekly wage of not less than $25. She wants the court to allow her $25 for attorney's fees, the custody of her two children and other relief. Just how she came by the two children the complaint does not state, but the presumption is that she had them before she met the fickle Charles.
  • 02 Oct 1917 Dessie Laangston wants a permanent separation for John Langston whom she married in 1894. She charges him with failing to provide, cruelty and habitual drunkeness. She asks for the custody of their four children ranging in ages from 4 to 11 years.
  • 02 Oct 1917 Daisy Humiston has been granted divorce from Roy Humiston.
  • 02 Oct 1917 Matilda May Hansen was divorced from Edward G. Hansen on her cross complaint yesterday in superior court.
  • 02 Oct 1917 Louis Softon was separated from Harry Softon in superior court yesterday.
  • 02 Oct 1917 Pauline Kennedy was given an absolute divorce from Philip S. Kennedy in superior court yesterday.
  • 03 Oct 1917 After a married life of twenty-four years, Mr. and Mrs. Theodore Clark have found they were not duited for each other and yesterday the wife began suit for divorce. She charges him with failure to provide during the last two years. In addition she asks a restraining order to prevent her husband drawing wages due him from the Fort Wayne Dairy compnay by which he is employed. The couple has two children married and a daughter 19 years old and a son 17.
  • 03 Oct 1917 Suit for divorce was instituted yesterday by Hayes W. Glass against Nellie G. Glass. He alleges his wife continaully nagged him, wrongfully accused him during the last two year and made life so miserable that it is impossible for him to live with her. They were married December 12, 1900, and separated July 3, last.
  • 03 Oct 1917 Anna Gorman yesterday filed suit for divorce from William G. Gorman. She accuses him of cruel and inhuman treatment and non-support. They were married May 15, 1908, and separated September 22, last.
  • 04 Oct 1917 Anna M. Tigner has brought suit against Charles A. Tigner for unlimited divorce. They were married in 1914 and separated recently. The wife charges that her husband is a 33rd. degree boozefighter and that when he gets loaded properly he becomes painfully playful, calls her bad names and has frequently asked her to skiddoo and never come back--never. That is her present intention.
  • 04 Oct 1917 According to Mary Asher, Lang is a disagreeable husband and likewise a very improvident one. In her complaint for divorce filed yesterday she alleges that Asher has not kept the pantry stocked for a long while, has "nagged her," whatever that is, until her patience is now completely exhaused. They were married nine years ago and have one child. The custody of which she asks.
  • 04 Oct 1917 The divorce case of Edith vs. Homer Brown was dismissed in the superior court yesterday on the plaintiff's motion.
  • 05 Oct 1917 Suit for divorce was instituted yesterday by Caroline Ertel against Joseph Ertel. She alleges he called her vile names, treated her cruelly and failed to provide sufficiently for herself and children. She also asks a restraining order to provent his molesting herself or children at their home, 814 Walton avenue. She asks custody of their children.
  • 05 Oct 1917 Vesta Scheihing, wife of Charles Scheihing, a brakeman, 1133 Eliza street, is in the Hope hospital suffering from injuries inflicted on her by the cruel treatment of her husband, she alleges in her divorce complaint filed yesterday. They wer married February 20, 1915, and separated June 30, last.
  • 05 Oct 1917 Matrimonal troubles of Charles Goheen and Mrs. Goheen became public property yesterday in the hearing of her plea for divorce heard yesterday in superior court. She accused him generally of cruel and inhuman treatment and of nearly everything else on which a divorce might be obtained. She go the decree.
  • 05 Oct 1917 According to the complaint for divorce filed yesterday by Effie Young against Martin Young, he is a poor provider. She asks the custody of their seven children.
  • 06 Oct 1917 A divorce was granted May L. Witte yesterday from George Witte and her maiden name of Whitacre was restored.
  • 07 Oct 1917 An absolute divorce from her husband and a restraining order to prevent him from procuring his wages, are the demands made by Blanch Blacksmith, 1127 Creighton avenue, in an action brought yesterday in the superior court against Frank Blacksmith. In her complaint Mrs. Blacksmith voices serious objection to her husband's alleged attentions to what her termed "a nice young lady." She charges that he expressed indignation because she objected to his friendliness to the "nice young lady." custody of the children, Florence, aged 6 years, and Herbert, aged 4, is asked.
  • 07 Oct 1917 Charging curelty and that her husband has not sufficiently taken her into his confidence to inform her that he had hitherto been married, Hannah Stout has begun divorce proceedings against John L. Stout yesterday. They were married September 23, 1916.
  • 07 Oct 1917 A divorce decree was granted by Judge Yaple yesterday to Anna Garman from Benjamin Garman.
  • 09 Oct 1917 For three days Dula M. Sturm remained in bed and refused to get up long enough to cook her husband's meals, John C. Sturm alleges in his complaint for divorce filed yesterday. When he asked her to get up to make coffee she hung epithets on his person which would not look well in print and also struck him, he declares. They were married Jul 27, 1916, and separated this month.
  • 09 Oct 1917 John D. Menzie says his wife called him vile names, too vile to be mentioned in the complaint, and otherwise mistreated him, so yesterday he filed suit for divorce from Lydia A. Menzie. He also asks the custody of their two babies. They were married three years ago last month and separated last Friday.
  • 09 Oct 1917 Laura Fields yesterday obtained a decree of divorce from Warren P. Fields and custody of their two children, Frank and Laura. The husband is ordered to pay $20 a month until the girl is 14 years old and $10 a month until the boy is 14. Laura now is 11 and Frank 9 years of age.
  • 10 Oct 1917 Lara Gildea alleges her husband, Charles, swore incessantly at herself and children when he addressed them, so yesterday she filed suit for divorce. They were married in 1894. She asks $10 a week support money and custody of their three minor children. Frequently he told her to get a divorce as he no longer cared for her, the wife alleges. she also ask a restraining order to prevent his drawing wages from the Fort Wayne Rolling Mills where he is employed as a puddler and also to prevent his doing bodily harm to her.
  • 10 Oct 1917 Elizabeth Stofer yesterday obtained a divorce from Walter Stofer and restoration of her maiden name.
  • 11 Oct 1917 Alleging non-support, Gertrude M. Canady yesterday filed suit for divorce from Rayman L. Canady. They were married June 1, 1911, and separated three years ago last month.
  • 11 Oct 1917 Luella Burton yesterday began suit for divorce against John J. Burton. She alleges he is a heavy drinker and when intoxicated threatens his family. She asks custody of their youngest child who is sixteen years old, $1,000 alimony and $25 a week support money as she is ill and unable to work.
  • 11 Oct 1917 Edith Travis yesterday brought suit for divorce against Walter Travis, accusing him of non-support. They were married August 17, 1912, and separated three years ago. She also asks restoration of her maiden name of Long.
  • 11 Oct 1917 William Callahan yesterday was granted a divorce from Myrtle E. Callahan.
  • 12 Oct 1917 Twenty-five days of married life was enough for Michael Davis, for yesterday he brought suit for divorce from Margaret Davis. They lived at 222 East Wayne street. Margaret commanded her new bride-groom to get a divorce, he says, and otherwise treated him in a cruel and inhuman way. They were married September 11, and came to the parting of the ways last Saturday.
  • 12 Oct 1917 George P. Keller wants to get some sleep, so he filed a divorce complaint yesterday against Edith Keller. Edith scolded him, ignored his friends when he brought them to their house, and kept him awake for into the night, to "jaw and nag" him, he alleges. When she wasn't handing it to him she was sullen and morose, he says. They were married November 19, 1915, and separated this month.
  • 12 Oct 1917 After a married life of thirty-three years, during which they reared thirteen children, Mary Lantz yesterday filed suit for divorce against Jacob J. Lantz. For the last the years the husband has been an habitual drunkard, and when he was under the influence of liquor was cruel to his family, threatening several time to kill the mother and children, the complaint says. She asks the custody of their four minor childre, and a restraining order to prevent him from molesting her.
  • 12 Oct 1917 Mildred Middleton yesterday obtained a divorce from Robert Middleton.
  • 14 Oct 1917 Gordon Laird, former foot ball star, was sued for divorce yesterday by Mrs. Anna Laird. Mrs. Laird alleges her husband has been out of employment for two weeks and that she has been compelled to go to the home of her parents to obtain food and to keep warm; that he gambles and drinks, stays out all night and wrongly accused her. In addition to the divorce she asks custody of their two children, $500 alimony and a restraining order to prevent him molesting her at 2508 Smith street.
  • 14 Oct 1917 Cletus Blake yesterday was granted a divorce from Charles Blake.
  • 16 Oct 1917 Grace Robbins yesterday filed suit for divorce from Sherman Robbins, whom she accuses of non-support. For several years she has been forced to work to care for herself and children, she alleges. The family resides on R. R. No. 7. Mr. and Mrs. Robbins were married July 22, 1909, and separated January 22, this year. She asks custody of their five children.
  • 17 Oct 1917 Cora S. Crabbs alleges her husband committed adultery with one Menyon A. Moore at Goshen, Angold and at Lima, O., and now is living with another woman at Toledo, O. They were married January 30, 1891, and separated November 1, 1915. In addition to the divorce the wife asks custody of two minor children.
  • 17 Oct 1917 Albert Schoch stays out late, drinks heavily and is so handy with his fists that he gave her a black eye, May Schoch alleges in her divorce complaint filed yesterday. She also asks that he be restrained from Molesting her at their home, 720 Harrison street. They were married September 5, 1913, and separated Monday.
  • 17 Oct 1917 Non-support and cruel and inhuman treatment are the charges made by May Fisher in her suit for divorce against Andrew Fisher, filed yesterday. They reside at 724 South Broadway.
  • 17 Oct 1917 Frank Mettert is infatuated with another woman, Mattie Mettert says in her plea for divorce, filed yesterday. He also boasted of his infatuation in the presence of others persons and called his wife vile names, she says. In addition to this, he has threatened to kill her and carries a revolver around most of the time, the complaint says. In addition to the divorce, she asks $1,000 alimony and that he be restrained from molesting her or selling his farm of eight acres in Maumee township. They were married May 12, 1896, and separated Septenber 14 last.
  • 17 Oct 1917 Fern Schafer alleges Clement Schafer cursed and struck her and then refusted to contribute to her support, so that she had to go to the home of her parents, she says, in her divorce complaint. She asks custody of their child. They were married May 16, 1915, and separated September 24, 1917.
  • 17 Oct 1917 Virginia Spicher was granted a divorce yesterday from Milton Spicher.
  • 17 Oct 1917 Judge Yaple has issued a restraining order to provent Frank Gilbert from molesting his wife, Mrs. Anna Gilbert, who has filed suit for divorce.
  • 19 Oct 1917 Clement Schafer, who was recently sued for divorce by Fern Schafer, has filed a cross-complaint, stating that she left his home and refused to return. He asks the custody of their child, whose custody he claims she is not fit to have.
  • 19 Oct 1917 the case of Golk vs. Golk, action for support, was dismissed yesterday by the defendant at his cost.
  • 19 Oct 1917 George L. Nestle was yesterday made defendant in a suit for divorce filed by his wife Carrie. The complaint recites that they were married on December 30, 1912, and lived together until April of the following year, when the defendant deserted without cause. It is further alleged that for more than two years he has whooly failed to make provisions for her support, wherefore she asks the court for a decree.
  • 20 Oct 1917 Charging that her husband, Arthur E. Meier, to whom she was married August 10, 1910, and from whom she separated Thursday of this week, constanly nagged and scolded her without cause and objected to her visiting friends or having them visit her, Sarah E. Meier yester filed suit for divorce in the superior court. It is further alleged that the defendant frequently cursed her and becoming angry would pout for days, during which time he refused to speak to her. The plaintiff states that she has no means with which to prosecute this action and asks the court to grant her a decree of divorce and the restoration of her maiden name, Raudabaugh.
  • 20 Oct 1917 William Dempsey, and the Grace Construction company, by whom he is said to be employed, were yesterday made defendants in a complaint filed by the former's wife, Mae, for support money for herself and child. She states that they were married on October 29, 1909, and after some time had elapsed the first defeadant deserted her and their child without making any provisions for their support and has contributed nothing since the separation, althought fully able to do so. She says further that she has no means escept those secrued through her own labor and that $10 a week is necessary for their maintenance. She asks the court to award her a judgement and order for the payments of that sum and that defendant's employer be required to pay in on the judgment what money they are now owing him.
  • 20 Oct 1917 The divorce case of Lilly Steward vs. Marion Steward was dismissed from the docket in superior court yesterday.
  • 20 Oct 1917 The divorce case of Charles Fredrick vs. Gladys Fredrick was dismissed from the docket in superior court yesterday.
  • 20 Oct 1917 The divorce case of Amanda Hays vs. Thomas Hays was dismissed from the docket in superior court yesterday.
  • 20 Oct 1917 Susannah Ellison was granted a decree of divorce from Richard E. Ellison and her maiden name, Allen, restored.
  • 20 Oct 1917 On a cross-complaint, Nick Polius secured a decree from Mary Polius.
  • 21 Oct 1917 John Sarfan, proprietor of the Palace restaurant, 1214 Calhoun street, called his wife, Jeanette Sarfan, a "d---- American," she alleges in a divorce complaint filed yesterday. She alleges he compelled her to work in the kitchen and in addition to the divorce she asks $1,000 alimony. The defendant is alleged to be a foreighner.
  • 21 Oct 1917 Magnolia Merrick yesterday filed suit for divorce from William Merrick, alleging non-support and that he struck her. She asks custody of their child.
  • 21 Oct 1917 Charles Double filed suit for divorce from Alma Double. Mr. Double alleges his wife crossed him by trotting double with another man and he would not stand for it.
  • 21 Oct 1917 Mary Hatterson filed suit for divorce from Nelson Hatterson. Mrs. Hatterson alleges cruelty.
  • 23 Oct 1917 Louisa Davis yesterday brought suit for divorce against Major J. Davis, 2603 Fox avenue. She alleges he failed to make suitable provisions for her support, forced her to stand outdoors part of the night clad only in her nightgown, and beat her. They were married March 2, 1916, and separated last Thursday.
  • 23 Oct 1917 For the second time within two months, Henriette Coby has filed suit for divorce. She began proceedings yesterday again against Harschell Coby whom she alleges struck and cursed her and compelled her to leave their home. She asks custody of their child, attorney's fees and $6 a week support money.
  • 23 Oct 1917 Judge Yaple of superior court yesterday issued a restraining order to prevent Elgie B. Stevens drawing wages due him. The order was asked by his wife, who is suing for divorce.
  • 24 Oct 1917 Suit for divorce was brought yesterday by Zach Bogigan against Sophia Bogigan. She stole his money and hid it, is the most serious charge he makes. In addition, she swore at him and accused him wrongfully, he alleges. They were married in October, 1913, and separated yesterday. They have two children.
  • 24 Oct 1917 Dorothy Van Tochine was given a divorce from James I. Tochine, and she also obtained the custody of their two children.
  • 24 Oct 1917 Charles Kerber obtained a divorce from Maud Kerber, 3211 South Calhoun street.
  • 25 Oct 1917 Elaine Daugherty asks legal separation from Walter Daugherty and a restraining order to prevent him molesting her at their home on Rural Route 4. She alleges her husband struck her, called her vile names, spent most of his money for liquor, and for the last two years had failed to provide properly. They were married September 5, 1900, and separated last Saturday.
  • 25 Oct 1917 Daisy Vailand alleges in her complaint for divorce that her husband Charles G. Vailand, a delicate beauty of six feet and more than 200 pounds, is so lazy that he won't ever do the chores or chop wood aroung their home in Jackson township, compelling her to do the work herself. Mrs. Vailand who owns the farm, was a widow before marrying Vailand, and her five children by the previous marriage have lived with them. Vailand treats them cruelly, she says, and she asks a restraining order to prevent his molesting them. In addition she wants custody of their one child and $500 alimony.
  • 25 Oct 1917 Fred Gater beats, curses and otherwise mistreats his wife, according to the divorce complaint which she filed yesterday. For two years she has been compelled to work and earn a living for herself and for her daughter, she alleges. They were married May 2, 1914, and separated last month.
  • 26 Oct 1917 Emma C. Schoppman yesterday filed suit for divorce from Ferdinand Schoppman. Incidentally she asks $10,000 alimony, $1,500 attorney fees, custody of their three children and a restraining order to prevent her husband withdrawing funds from the Tri-State Loan and Trust company and to prevent his molesting her or the children at their home, 310 West Leith street. She accused the husband of beating and calling her vile names, of nagging her continually and of drunkenness. Schoppman lives on a farm near New Haven.
  • 26 Oct 1917 Catherine Felger yesterday was granted a divorce from Henry Felger, former county superintendent of schools. They have been separated several years, ever since Mr. Felger gained unpleasant notoriety when he was haled into court on a charge of contributing to the delinquency of young girls.
  • 26 Oct 1917 Mrs. Margaret Allmon yesterday was granted a divorce from Charles Allmon.
  • 27 Oct 1917 Julius C. Young yesterday filed suit for divorce from his wife, Mary, alleging that she was cruel to him in that she refused to cook his meals and absented herself from home for long periods at a time. He asks the court to grant him a restraining order preventing her from in any way disposing of their personal property until after the determination of this case. The couple were married Oct. 6, 1891, and separated August 1, this year.
  • 27 Oct 1917 The divorce suit of Louisa Davis against Major J. Davis was dismissed in superior court.
  • 28 Oct 1917 Judge Carl Yaple, of superior court, loosened his tongue on George Adams yesterday, when that "worthy" was brought into court on a charge of failing to support his children and divorced wife. Evidence showed Adams has failed to give his wife any money for twenty-seven months. He was sent to jail for sixty days.
  • 30 Oct 1917 George Pratt yesterday filed suit for divorce from Myrna Pratt, alleging that she calls him names too vile to mention in the complaint and that she is unclean bout her person. He also alleges she deserted him twice, he persuading her to return the first time, but being unbale to do so the next.
  • 30 Oct 1917 Ruth Dorley yesterday obtained a decree of divorce from James Dorley on her cross complaint. Her maiden name of Walker was restored.
  • 30 Oct 1917 Verna Kelly alleges cruelty and failure to provide in her divorce complaint against Claude Kelly, filed yesterday.
  • 30 Oct 1917 Charles C. Dotson yesterday obtained a divorce from Marie Dotson.
  • 30 Oct 1917 Judge Carl Yaple yesterday annuled the marriage contract of Lucille L. Dawson and Robert J. Dawson. The plaintiff resides in Monroeville. Her husband was sentenced to the penitentiary shortly after their marriage.
  • 31 Oct 1917 Three months of wedded bliss was enough for Maud Alderman who yesterday brought suit for divorce from Harry Alderman. A few days after their marriage, she alleges, he began staying out nights until1 and 2 o'clock, and scarcely remained at home an evening with her, she says. This constituted cruel and inhuman treatment, the complaitn states. In addition to the divorce, she asks a restraining order to prevent his drawing wages due him from the S. F. Bowser company and to keeep him from molesting her at their home, 1410 Wells street.
  • 31 Oct 1917 William Hoover objects to caring for his wife's grown children by a former marriage, so he filed suit for divorce yesterday from Dora Hoover, 411 East Wayne street. When they were married a year ago, the wife agreed not to have her children live with them, but that they are there "just the same." She left him four time because of his objections.
  • 31 Oct 1917 Esther Nusbaum yesterday was granted a divorce from Earl Nusbaum.

  • 01 Nov 1917 When Fern D. Leaming deserted her husband Fred for the fifth time since their marriage, which took place January 21 last, he lost patience and decided it was high time she stayed away. As s result he filed suit for divorce yesterday. In addition to her habit of leaving him, she refused to cook his meals, called him names that wouldn't do to print and caused him to be assaulted by her relative through her false accusations, he charges. The have a child a month old.
  • 02 Nov 1917 Alimony of $5,000 is demanded by Emelie Doenges in addition to a divorce from Ferdinand Downges, in her complaint filed yesterday. A restraining order to keep her husband from selling his farm worth $12,000, city property worth $2,000 and personal property worth $1,000 and also to prevent him from molesting her at the home of Fred Fuelling three miles north of Woodburn is sought by the plaintiff. For the last two years he has failed to support her, called her vile names and has treated her curelly, she alleges. They were married August 14, 1904, and separated Wednesday. Mrs. Doenges asks custody of their child, Martin aged twelve.
  • 03 Nov 1917 William Henning was granted a divorce from Catherine Henning. The wife will retain the custody of the child, toward the support of which Henning will pay $10 a month.
  • 04 Nov 1917 Edna Nitz began suit for divorce yesterday from August Nitz, alleging that he called her vile names, struck her repeatedly and refused to live with her. They were married July 8, 1913, and separated August 19, 1917.
  • 04 Nov 1917 The differences of George and Eith Keller haven been adjusted after living apart a month, and yesterday his suit and her cross complaint were stricken from the docket.
  • 04 Nov 1917 The divorce suit of Paul Withington against Lavina Withington was dropped from the docket in superior court yesterday.
  • 04 Nov 1917 May Clinton yesterday was granted a divorce from John Clinton and given custody of their two children and $16 a month support money.
  • 06 Nov 1917 Alleging that his wife, Juanita Sloane Guebard, represented herself to be "a person of good repute and uncorrupted morals," but that she was not all of that, John F. Guebard, Pennsylvania crossing switchman, yesterday filed suit asking annulment of his marriage contract. She also practiced fraud, Guebard said, in obtaining the marriage license, when she gave her age as 28 years instead of about 40, as it shoudl have been. In addition she committed adultery only a few days before their marriage, the complaint states.
  • 06 Nov 1917 Minnie Bennett yesterday sued Andrew J. Bennett for divorce. She bases her complaint on his conviction last August of taking her nine-year-old daughter, by a previous marriage, to Ohio for immoral purposes. Bennett now is serving time on the penal farm. Mrs. Bennett is employed as a laborer in the Pennsylvania shops.
  • 06 Nov 1917 George Crabill yesterday was ordered to give over the proceeds of his ten-acre farm toward the support of his wife and children, when Judge Eggeman found him guilty of child neglect.
  • 07 Nov 1917 Mary A. Neeb was granted a divorce from John Neeb, and given custody. John Neeb was ordered to pay $5 a week support money.
  • 07 Nov 1917 The divorce suit of Charles Garver against Ellen Garver, sent to the DeKalb court on a change of venue was returned to the local superior court. The defendant filed a cross complaint yesterday.
  • 08 Nov 1917 Suit for divorce was filed yesterday by. H. Waveland Kerr, city judge, against Lillian R. Kerr. The judge alleges differences between he and his wife have made it impossible for them to live together. They were married February 28, 1905, and separated July 14, 1917. The complaint is one of the cleanest ever filed here. the judge making no charges of any sort, merely stating that it is impossible for them to agree.
  • 08 Nov 1917 William F. Phifer takes as his ground for divorce that his wife, Elsie, whipped and scolded his children by a former marriage, refusted to care for them and then quarrelled at him because he could not bring home more money for her use. They were married in April 1914, and separated eight months later.
  • 08 Nov 1917 Cynthia Rinehart yesterday filed suit for divorce from Samuel Rinehart, alleging that he is an habitual drunkard, handles her roughly, and called her names to vile to set out in the complaint. In addition, she asks custody fo their thirteen-year-old son, and a restraining order tp prevent his selling their household goods. They were married July 14, 1896, and separated Monday.
  • 08 Nov 1917 Charging that her husband has failed to provide properly for her during the last two years, and has treated her cruelly, Pauline H. Goeglein yesterday asked a divorce from Charles A. Goeglein. She asks custody of their two daughters, and a restraining order to prevent her husband molesting her at their home, 1123 Taylor street.
  • 08 Nov 1917 Anna Reed says Bert Reed is a drunkard, failed to support her and treated her cruelly during the six short months they lived together, so she asked legal separation yesterday. They were married May 3 last, and came to the parting of the ways last Saturday.
  • 09 Nov 1917 In her complaint for divorce filed yesterday, Augustine Lee asks that she be given $25 of the $35 earned every week by Charles Lee, employed by the Fort Wayne Overland Automobile company, to support herself and two children pending the hearing of her case. They were married in 1910 and since that time Charles has called her vile names and has beat her, the complaint states. A restraining order to prevent Fred Gaskins, proprietor of the Overland company, paying wages due Lee and an order to prevent the defendant from molesting her, also are saught.
  • 10 Nov 1917 Amelia Lichtsinn was yesterday awarded a decree of divorce and $4,000 alimony in her suit against William Lichtsinn.
  • 11 Nov 1917 Cordelia Sordelet alleged Frank Sordelet is "lit up" habitually, fails to provide and does several other things, a model husband isn't supposed to do. Therefore, she asks a divorce, restoration of her maiden name of Shears, and $1,000 alimony. They were married February 5, 1896, and separated October 23, this year.
  • 11 Nov 1917 Mabel Peifer says John drinks to much, beats her and has threatened her life. She based her divorce complaint on these grounds.
  • 11 Nov 1917 Alleging that her husband failed to support her and compelled her to work in the car shops to support herself, Barbara Holland yesterday filed complaint asking legal separation from Henry Holland. They were married in 1901 and separated yesterday. In addition to the divorce, she asks a restraining order to prevent her husband molesting her or trying to sell their household goods at 1111Fairfield avenue.
  • 11 Nov 1917 Her husband, Henry Bowen, possesses "a temper ungovernable," swears at her frequently, is a cronic "nagger," and otherwise treats her cruelly, Alice Bowen says in her complaint for divorce filed yesterday. They were married March 3, last year, and separated October 16, 1917.
  • 11 Nov 1917 The divorce has been granted Mrs. Mary Pohlmeyer from Fred Pohlmeyer, young architect, now managing the cigar store at the metropolitan bowling alleys, by Judge Carl Yaple in superior court.
  • 11 Nov 1917 Hazel Jones yesterday was granted a divorce from Robert Jones. Both are colored.
  • 11 Nov 1917 Alice Truman yesterday was granted a divorce from John Truman.
  • 11 Nov 1917 Caoline Zehrender was granted a divorce from George Zehrender in superior court.
  • 11 Nov 1917 Grace A. Waltke was granted a divorce from Henry A. Waltke in superior court.
  • 11 Nov 1917 Julia M. Warner was granted a divorce from Perry L. Warner in superior court.
  • 11 Nov 1917 The case of Thomas Taylor against Cynthia Taylor has been dismissed and the cost paid.
  • 13 Nov 1917 Nathan Coon kept his tongue tied as much as two weeks, sometimes three at a time, and when he let loose it was only to curse her and give vent to his feelings in other ways, Rebecca Coon alleged in her divorce complaint filed yesterday. For two years he had given her no money with which to buy clothes and she had to work, she declares. They were married June 11, 1904, and separated October 8, last.
  • 13 Nov 1917 Louise Richards yesterday brought suit for divorce from Wheeler Richards, alleging desertion. They were married October 24, 1904, and he departed for unknown regions May 14, 1914.
  • 13 Nov 1917 The divorce case of Theodore Reinewald from Minnie Reinewald was dismissed.
  • 13 Nov 1917 Divorce granted Osa M. Swain from Guy, who was ordered to pay his wife $20 a month support money.
  • 13 Nov 1917 Divorce granted Ephriam Arter from Mary Arter. It was their second divorce.
  • 14 Nov 1917 Seven months of married life with William Grodrian was enough for Mary, who yesterday filed suit for divorce, alleging that Grodrian cursed her in the presence of her children by a former marriage and otherwise treated her in a cruel and inhuman manner. She asks a restraining order to prevent his molesting her at their home, 2078 John street, and to prevent his selling furniture.
  • 15 Nov 1917 For the second time in one month a divorce suit filed by Henrietta Coby against Herschell Coby has been dismissed at the cost of the defendant. In other words twice has Henrietta thought she wanted a divorce and twice her husband has persuaded her she didn't, showing that he was "right" by paying the costs of her case.
  • 15 Nov 1917 Bessie Farnan, possessor of considerable notoriety obtained in police court, yesterday broke into superior court with a suit for divorce from John Farnan. They were married in 1902, separated in 1908, and now Bessie, after nine years of "single blessedness," wants legal separation. She charges her husband with calling her vile names, and attacking her during the six years they were married.
  • 15 Nov 1917 Dorothy B. Sanders obtained a decree of divorce from Charles L. Sanders and the husband was directed to pay the attorney fees.
  • 15 Nov 1917 Emma J. Gaunt obtained a decree of divorce on her cross complaint for Charles J. Gaunt. Her maiden name of Shirk was restored.
  • 15 Nov 1917 Charles A. and Alice Thurman have adjusted their marital differences and yesterday the suit for divorce filed recently by the husband was dismissed and costs were assessed against the plaintiff.
  • 16 Nov 1917 Nora Cramer alleges Martin Cramer treated her cruelly and failed to support her during the time they lived together and that he deserted her ten years ago, since which she has made her own living and that of her two sons, Harold and Howard. In addition to the divorce, she asks $500 alimony and custody of the two boys.
  • 16 Nov 1917 George A. Bugert, 826 Home avenue, has done his own washing and cooking long enough, he says, so he filed a suit for divorce yesterday from Hanna Marie Bugert. Hanna would go away and stay two or three days at a time, the complaint states. In addition she told him to go where B.V.D.'s are always in vogue, accused his falsely of infidelity, often said she didn't love him, and finally deserted him. They were married June 17, 1914, and separated Tuesday.
  • 16 Nov 1917 Mildred J. Miller alleges Frank E. Miller found fault continually with her and made life miserable, so she asks a divorce decree in her suit filed yesterday. In addition, he struck her and called her vile names, the complaint states. They were married September 4, 1912, and separated yesterday. She is asking for $500 alimony.
  • 17 Nov 1917 Dorothy Smith was granted a divorce from George Smith in superior court Friday.
  • 17 Nov 1917 Judge Carl Yaple, in the superior court Friday afternoon, denied a divorce to Bernice Wright because she had not been a resident of Allen county the required lenght of time. The couple were married in Warsaw.
  • 18 Nov 1917 Garnett L. Wood yesterday brought suit for divorce against Floyd F. Wood, who, she alleges, stayed away frequently two ot three days at a time while on a "stew," failed to come home to his meals and asked her to obtain a divorce. She also asks custody of their child.
  • 18 Nov 1917 Jessie Fee obtained a decree of divorce from Earl Fee and her maiden name of Plotner was restored in superior court.
  • 18 Nov 1917 May Omspacher was given a divorce from Harry Omspacher in superior court and she obtained restoration of her maiden name of Fleming.
  • 18 Nov 1917 Lennis Pollock was granted a divorce from Frank H. Pollock in superior court.
  • 20 Nov 1917 One month of married life was enough for George E. Cox, who yesterday filed suit for divorce from Anna M. Cox. August 27, last they embarked on the matrimonial sea and in the next month their bark hit a rock. George alleges Anna refused to cook his meals, called him vile names, and was guilty of ther things, all fo which constitute "cruel and inhuman" treatment.
  • 20 Nov 1917 Alma Tinsley alleges James, who now is in jail, is a drunkard, calls her vile names, quarrels at her and has threatened to kill her. These things are just grounds for a divorce, she believes, and yesterday she filed a suit for divorce. They were married in November, 1915, and separated this month. Alma also asks that James be restrained from molesting her at their home, 424 East Main street.
  • 20 Nov 1917 John M. Stephenson failed to support his wife, Eliza, struck her and cursed her and drinks continually, the wife alleged in her divorce complaint, filed yesterday. They were married in March, 1902, and separated this month.
  • 21 Nov 1917 John A. Ryan yesterday named his six children as co-defendants in the suit for divorce filed against his wife, Mary E. Ryan. The plaintiff alleges his wife nagged him continually and that she turned their children against him, so that they would not let him come on his own farm. They were married in 1886.
  • 21 Nov 1917 Lena Suggs yesterday was granted a divorce from John Suggs.
  • 22 Nov 1917 Charles Frederick, who was an un-sophisticated country youth last spring, but who has gained worlds of knowledge since then, yesterday filed suit for divorce from Gladys Frederick, alleging that she communicated to him unfit to work and left him in a serious condition. Charles says that when he married Galdys th thought her to be a virtious girl but that he was cleverly deceived. Gladys traveled two years with a show troupe, Frederick alleges, and knew well the ways of the world. Therefore it was with ease that she pulled the wool over his eyes. They were married March 31, last and separated May 23. Only a day or two ago Charles was found not guilty of wife neglect.
  • 22 Nov 1917 John Doe who has been blamed for every crime on the court calender got it in the neck again yesterday with the filing of a divorce complaint by Gaylord Clark against Zorra May Clark. John this time is named as co-respondent. Clark accuses his wife of adultery and rather than compromise the real transgressor, Clark shits the blame to the shoulders John Doe, already heavily laden. The Clarks were married in 1912 and separated in 1914. Mr. Clark is a traveling salesman for a Cleveland concern but has headquarters in this city.
  • 22 Nov 1917 William M. Waltke yesterday filed a petition to have the court modify the decree giving his wife, Lillie, custody of their two children, in the divorce decree granted her November 12, 1912. Waltke alleges his wife, through her associations with one Vic Spielman, has become unfit in the past year to have possession of the children.
  • 22 Nov 1917 Arthur Stute yesterday was granted a divorce from Hazel Stute.
  • 23 Nov 1917 Otto C. Hildebrand used a shotgun and threateded to kill his wife, Laura B. Hildebrand alleges in her complaint for divorce filed yesterday. Not only has he threatened her life repeatedly, but he has beaten and cursed her in addition to refusing to provide for herself and their child. During the last two years all his money has been squandered for drink and he has become intoxated repeatedly, she charges. During this time the plaintiff has been compelled to take in washings to support herself and child. The plaintiff, who with their adopted son, Robert, lives on the Leesburg road, asks in addition to the divorce, $5 a week support money and $1,000 alimony.
  • 23 Nov 1917 Charging that she endured the cruelties of her husband for eighteen years, Aletta Counsellor yesterday filed suit for divorce from George Counsellor. The defendant is a foreman for the Fort Wayne and Northern Indiana Traction company and earns $3.50 a day, the wife says. She asks a restraining order to prevent the company paying wages due him until disposition has been made of the suit.
  • 23 Nov 1917 Helen Semon alleges Simon Semon failed to properly support her, failed to provide enough food and clothes for her and told her to return to her mother after they had been married a short time. They were married November 3, 1916, and lived together only a short time.
  • 23 Nov 1917 A divorce has been gtanted H. Miracle from C. Miracle.
  • 24 Nov 1917 Lena Hawkins alleges Charles struck her repeatedly, called her names too vile to set out in the complaint and compelled her to earn her own livelihood, in her divorce complaint filed yesterday. They were married in April of last year and separated November 7.
  • 24 Nov 1917 Joseph Birkmeyer yesterday was granted a divorce from Susie Birkmeyer, but Mrs. Birkmeyer was given $450 alimony and custody of their son.
  • 24 Nov 1917 Myrtle McNamara has been granted a divorce from Neal McNamara.
  • 25 Nov 1917 Bertha Crawl yesterday was granted a divorce from Delphos Crawl by Judge Carl Yaple, and Crawl was ordered to pay $3 a week to support of the child given to Mrs. Crawl.
  • 27 Nov 1917 Suit for divorce was filed yesterday by Dolly M. Murphy against Frenklin Murphy. She alleges that he beat her, put herself and their children out in the street, and forced her to remain at the home of her parents in spite of her objections. In addition, he remained out late at night and committed adultery, she charges. They were married August 13, 1913, and separated Sunday.
  • 27 Nov 1917 The divorce complaint of Aletta Counsellor against George Counsellor was dismissed yesterday by Judge Carl Yaple of superior court, when the patched up their differences.
  • 27 Nov 1917 Mary Humphrey was granted a divorce yesterday from Frank Humphrey and she was given alimony of $200.
  • 27 Nov 1917 Nettie Van Camp was given a divorce from Willard Van Camp and the custody of a minor child. Judge Yaple ordered the husband to pay $12 a month toward the support of the child.
  • 27 Nov 1917 Ellie Suttle filed suit for divorce yesterday against Clint D. Suttle. They were married November 4, 1907, and de deserted her in 1910.
  • 27 Nov 1917 Charles Lee was ordered yesterday by Judge Carl Yaple to contribute to the support of his wife and two children pending action of her suit for divorce.
  • 28 Nov 1917 John Sechler, formerly of Uniondale, Wells county, is a man of unusual habits, his wife alleged in her complaint for divorce filed yesterday. Unlike most husbands who are sued for divorce, John put his money in a bank and kept it there. When she asked him for any with which to buy clothes, he clung to his ducats and told her to get busy and earn some money to get them herself. Also, since their marriage, he has not shown her the courtesies due a wife, she charges. In addition to the divorce she asks $1,000 of these hoarded funds, a restraining order to prevent his drawing money from two local banks or selling property in Uniondale and also to prevent his molesting her at her rooms in the Bank block. They were married November 3, 1907, and separated Monday.
  • 28 Nov 1917 Irene Sovick alleges her husband, Leander stays out late at night, boasts of his illicit relations with other women and cursed and struck her, in her divorce complaint filed yesterday. In addition to the divorce she asks $1,500 alimony and custody of their child. They were married April 24, 1916, and separated last Sunday.
  • 28 Nov 1917 An unusual finding came in a divorce case yesterday when Judge Carl Yaple of the superior court authorized Geraldine Adams to sell real estate belonging to her husband, Robert Adams, in order to provide for herself. She was granted the divorce and custody of their minor child. Adams abandoned his family two years ago and nothing has been heard from him.
  • 28 Nov 1917 Mary A. Garta yesterday filed suit asking separation of "bed and board" for a period of five years from John A. Garta. They were married in 1899 and separated last Sunday. She charges he is an habitual drunkard, and fails to provide, in addition to cursing and striking her.
  • 28 Nov 1917 Rose Cramer yesterday filed suit for divorce from Frank Cramer, alleging non-support and desertion.
  • 28 Nov 1917 Ida E. Blakely yesterday was granted a divorce from Lloyd M. Blakely, on her cross-complaint. Orders were made against the husband for payment of attorney fees and support money.
  • 28 Nov 1917 Judge Yaple yesterday modified the divorce decree of Hanna LaVon Miller giving her custody of a minor child.
  • 28 Nov 1917 Mary E. Randol was granted a divorce yesterday from James F. Randol.
  • 28 Nov 1917 Clem Elberson yesterday was granted a divorce from Madeline Elberson and he was granted the custody of their two children.
  • 29 Nov 1917 Mildred A. Lewis obtained a divorce from Richard L. Lewis on her cross-complaint and her maiden name of Smith was restored.
  • 29 Nov 1917 Earl E. Stickley packed his grip and started on a trip to climes unknown, says Mrs. Jenevera Stickley, who yesterday filed suit for divorce. However, it mattered little, the complaint indicates, as Mrs. Stickley has been compelled to earn her own livelihooh and that of her daughter fourteen years old, by keeping boarders, she states in the complaint. In addition, her husband called her vile names and threatened her with bodily harm in the presence of the boarders and strangers. They were married in 1901.
  • 29 Nov 1917 Loretta Harber yesterday was refused a divorce from Callistus Harber after the case has been heard by Judge Carl Yaple, of superior court. Mrs. Harber had charged her husband with cruelty. Many witnesses from Pleasant township were on the stand and the case occupied the entire morning.
  • 29 Nov 1917 Alleging that her husband treated her extremely cruel and compelled her to take in washings to support herself and five children while he spent his money for drink, Carrie Lantz yesterday filed suit for divorce from Simon Lantz. She also asks a restraining order to prevent his molesting her.

  • 01 Dec 1917 Charging that her husband, Walter Snell, was an habitual drunkard, being in an intoxicated condition practically all the time, and while thus would mistreat her and stay away for days and nights at a time, Elizabeth Snell yesterday instituted proceedings for a divorce. The complaint states that they were married on March 27, 1907, and separated yesterday, after the defendant had repeatedly told her to get a divorce and leave him, as he had ceased to love her and did not care to live longer with her. He is also said to have refused to live with or care for her, and that it is impossible for her to remain with him longer as his wife. She alleges that he is the owner of a saloon on Columbia street, and she fears for herself, and that he wil dispose of his property in order to escape costs in this action when he hears of the filing of the complaint, unless he be enjoined and restrained from so doing. In addition to the divorce she asks the court to grant her $1,000 alimony, and that a restraining order be issued enjoining him from disposing of his property, of molesting her either at her place of residence, on the street or other public places.
  • 01 Dec 1917 Alleging that her husband, David, to whom she was married December 18, 1916, has been cruel and has failed to support her, Florence Hartung yesterday brought suit for divorce in superior court. She also alleges that the defendant has money on deposit in both the German-American bank and German-American Trust company and unless restrained from so doing will withdraw and place the said funds beyond the reach of the court's orders. She asks that the banking institutions be made parties to the action and made to answer for the money due the defendant. She wants a limited divorce, $40 a month for support of herself and child and that the defendant be restrained from molesting or interferring with her in any way.
  • 02 Dec 1917 The marriage contract of John and Juanita Guebard was annulled yesterday by Judge Carl Yaple in superior court. Juanita obtained a divorce one afternoon in September and the court ordered her not to marry within two years. She walked from the room into the corridor, met Mr. Buebard and they Obtained a licence to wed. They were married that evening. A few weeks of "wedded bliss" was enough for John, so he filed suit recently to have the marriage contract set aside.
  • 02 Dec 1917 Suit for divorce was filed yesterday by Grace M. Beck against George A. Beck, who she alleges quarreled with her continually and has failed to provide. They have two children, whose custody she asks.
  • 02 Dec 1917 Alleging that his wife abandoned him June 5, 1915, and since then has refused to live with him, Harry A. Ross filed suit for divorce yesterday from Jessica G. Ross. They were married October 10, 1911.
  • 04 Dec 1917 Mildred Bohanon filed suit for divorce against Raymond Bohanon in superior court Monday, charging cruel treatment. The couple were married on September 30, 1912, and separated May 3, 1917.
  • 04 Dec 1917 Grace M. Beck commenced suit for divorce against George Beck in superior court Monday. She charges cruel treatmetn and alleges that he has failed to support her. She also asks for the custody of two children.
  • 05 Dec 1917 Earl Hll, who is now a soldier in the United States army, was granted a divorce from Wava Hall Tuesday by Judge Yaple. Hall was given a furlough in order to be here to testify.
  • 05 Dec 1917 George Gaskill Tuesday commenced suit for divorce against Flossie Gaskill. The plaintiff charges cruelty and desertion.
  • 05 Dec 1917 Lilliam Lambrock has brought suit for divorce against Joseph Lambrock, charging cruel and inhuman treatment. She asks for $25 attorney fees and $5 weekly alimony.
  • 05 Dec 1917 Hattie Driver has commenced suit for divorce against William D. Driver. She asserts that he has been cruel to her and has failed to support her. The custody of six children and $3,000 alimony is asked.
  • 05 Dec 1917 Della Landaw Tuesday commenced suit for divorce against Wilber Landaw. The couple was married on July 6, 1913, and separated on December 4, 1917. She says that he treated her cruelly and has refused to provide for her.
  • 06 Dec 1917 Al Dorman has filed suit for divorce in superior court against Carrie Dorman. He alleges that his wife constantly nagged him and threatened to kill him. He also alleges that she frequently boasted of relations with other men. The couple was married in 1904 and separated a few days ago. They have four children.
  • 08 Dec 1917 After living together for thirty-three years, Edwin H. Fitch has sued his wife, Margart for a divorce. Mr. Fitch charges cruelty. They were married July 25, 1884.
  • 09 Dec 1917 A decree of divorce was granted Saturday morning by Judge Yaple in superior court to Laura Force from Charles B. Force.
  • 09 Dec 1917 Reuben Swihart received a decree of divorce from Bonnie H. Swihart Saturday morning in superior court by Judge Yaple.
  • 09 Dec 1917 Ruth McDonald has filed suit for divorce against Truman C. McDonald. The complaint states that plaintiff and defendant were married October 29, 1917, and separated on December 2. She charges her husband with being guilty of habitual drunkenness. That on the bery day they were married her husband commenced to worship Bacchus. That he spent his money in the saloons instead of providing for her. Ruth thinks that six weeks of married life was enough for her.
  • 09 Dec 1917 Frances C. Delancy has commenced suit against Joseph E. Delancy for divorce and $1,500 alimony. she claims her husband deserted her three years ago and that he is now living in Michigan. She asks the court that she be given part of her husband's real estate to the amount of $1,500.
  • 09 Dec 1917 Samuel Wertsbaugh has filed a cross-complaint against his wife, Edna. He claims he is entitled to a divorce on the cross-complaint for the reason that she failed to cook his meals and that she was in the habit of staying out late at night with bad company.
  • 11 Dec 1917 "Too Many Bills" is a little drama from real life that found its way into the divorce court Monday. Ernest Bill filed suit for an absolute divorce from his wife, Anna Bill, demanding custody of four children - Melvin, 10; Kenneth, 9; Roger, 6, and Florence, 3. In his petition for freedom Bill recites that his wife, besides constantly complaining that he didn't earn enough money and nagging him, neglecting her children, she ran up big bills that he was never able to pay. He asserts that he has always conducted himself as a dutiful husband, and prays that the court will grant him a divorce and custody of his four children. The petition relates that the couple were married twelve years ago and lived together until recently. They have lived in Fort Wayne for two years.
  • 12 Dec 1917 Declaring that his wife now is a resident of Saxony, Germany, and that she has repeatedly told him that she preferred to live in the fatherland rather then in America, war or no war, Max Pfueller, a knitter, living at 1734 Runnion avenue, Tuesday filed in the Allen county circuit court suit for an absolute decree of divorce. In his comlaint, Pfueller sets forth that he was wedded to Anna Pfueller on November 22, 1901, and that they lived together until March 7, 1907. The petition further states that Mrs. Pfueller abandoned the plaintiff ten years ago and that although he has sought her in many nations, he has never until recently heard of her whereabouts. Now, Pfueller asserts, she is in Saxony, Germany, and has avowed that she will never return to either her husband or the United States.
  • 12 Dec 1917 The divorce suit of Anna against Thomas Jackson was dismissed Tuesday by Judge Eggeman.
  • 12 Dec 1917 Charging cruelty and desertion, Andrew Higgins Tuesday filed a complaint asking for a divorce from his wife, Bertie Higgins.
  • 12 Dec 1917 Cruelty is the charge made by Romas Budecki, who wants a divorce from his wife, Walerya.
  • 13 Dec 1917 Maud L. Huber yesterday filed suit against Tony Huber for divorce. The complaint alleges that the husband has failed to provide the necessaries of life.
  • 13 Dec 1917 John Doyle Menzie was yesterday granted a divorce from Sadie Menzie by proceedings in superior court. He was also given the care and custody of two children, aged on and two years.
  • 13 Dec 1917 Rosy E. Young wants a divorce from Charles H. Young, alleging that the husband has been cruel and inhuman to her. A restraining order to prevent the husband from drawing his wages from the Wayne Knitting Mills is asked.
  • 14 Dec 1917 Clides Rhodes was granted a divorce from Benton Rhodes by proceedings in superior court. The parties to the suit are colored.
  • 14 Dec 1917 Ellen Garver has filed a suit asking for modification of divorce decree. It is alleged that when she was granted a divorce, a child was given into the custody of Alfred Garver, a grandparent. Now the court is asked to give the child into the custody of the mother.
  • 14 Dec 1917 Catherine Friese has filed suit against Harley B. Fries for divorce, alleging that the husband constantly quarrelled with her and that it is impossible for the couple to live together. They were married June 28, 1913 and separated December 11, 1917. She asks for the restoration of her maiden name Catherine Conrad.
  • 15 Dec 1917 Charles Bauer yesterday filed suit in superior court for a decree of divorce from his wife, Ruth Bauer, and in the complaint he alleges that his wife was a regular cut-up and that she has committed about all the wrongs on the calendar. Charles says that in the first place his wife doesn't care anything about him; that she is infatuated with a boarder in their home; that she smokes cigarets and drinks liquor; that she got drunk on Broadway one time and fell into a garbage pail; that she tried to kill him while he was asleep and that on one occasion, when she attempted to hit him, she ran her hand through a window and broke all the glass; that she carried indecent pictures around with her, making it impossible for them to live together. The couple were married September 19, 1912, and separated November 24, 1917.
  • 15 Dec 1917 Minnie Brososke has filed suit against Edward Brososke for divorce, alleging cruel and inhuman treatment. The couple were married December 1, 1896, and separated December 1, 1917.
  • 15 Dec 1917 Shirley Faulkner asks a decree of divorce from Nellie D. Faulkner, alleging that she has been extremely cruel to him. He says his wife would not sign his exemption affidavit and that she told his she hoped he had to go to war.
  • 15 Dec 1917 Elmer Graigwell sues Charles Graigwell for a decree of divorce. Abandonment is the charge.
  • 16 Dec 1917 Mrs. Carrie C. Swartzbaugh in her complaint for divorce from Oscar M. Swartzbaugh charges that her husband without cause or provocation abandoned her. Mr. and Mrs. Swartzbaugh were married on May 11, 1914, and separated May 19, 1915.
  • 16 Dec 1917 Gertrude M. Canady was granted a divorce from Raymond L. Canady in superior court Saturday.
  • 16 Dec 1917 A divorce was granted to Mary Bogast from Frank Bogast in superior court Saturday.
  • 18 Dec 1917 Elsie Dickey was granted a divorce from Elbert Dickey in the circuit court and given the custody of a minor child. The husband was ordered to pay $20 a month for support.
  • 19 Dec 1917 Through Attorney Hans C. Meland, Louretta Harber has filed a motion in superior court for a new trial. Mrs. Harber sued her husband, Calistus Harber, for divorce. The case was heard and the court refused the plaintiff a divorce.
  • 20 Dec 1917 Geraldine Adams has brought suit against Robert Adams for a decree of divorce. The couple were married in 1905, and separated in August, 1917. The complaint alleges that the defendant nagged and scolded her. Custody of two children is asked.
  • 20 Dec 1917 Josephine Harber asks a divorce from Moses Harber, alleging that he failed to provide, quarreled with her and threatened her with bodily harm. The couple were married November 22, 1899, and separated December 19, 1912. Custody of two children is asked and a restraining order to prevent him from drawing his wages at the Mayflower mills.
  • 21 Dec 1917 Helen M. Stahn has filed suit in superior court, asking for a divorce from Eric H. Stahn. She alleges that her husband frequently called her vile and indecent names. She asks for $500 alimony, $25 a month for the support of herself and minor child and $35 attorney fees.
  • 21 Dec 1917 Octavia Johnson has filed suit asking for divorce from Jeremiah Johnson, charging desertion. The couple was married on September 30, 1912, and separated in August, 1909. She asks for $2,000 alimony.
  • 21 Dec 1917 Virgil Van Buskirk has filed suit for divorce from Guy Van Buskirk, charging cruel treatment. The couple was married on April 7, 1908, and separated in December, 1917.
  • 21 Dec 1917 The case of Catherine Moring vs. John Moring has been dismissed.
  • 21 Dec 1917 Fern Schafer has been granted a divorce from Clement Schafer. She was given the custody of the child.
  • 21 Dec 1917 Anna Gilbert has been granted a divorce from Frank Gilbert.
  • 21 Dec 1917 Dorothy Ladig has been granted a divorce from Norbet Ladig.
  • 22 Dec 1917 Peral Axsom has filed a suit for divorce from George Axsom, alleging that he has been cruel and inhuman to her and failed to properly support her or provide proper medical care for her. The couple were married in March, 1914, and separated December 21, 1917. The wife wants the custody of three children, allowance for their support and an order to prevent him from disposing of his wages.
  • 27 Dec 1917 Edith Orr was granted a divorce in superior court from her husband, Oliver Orr, and permitted to resume her maiden name of Johnson.
  • 27 Dec 1917 The plea of Zellma Lodecker for a divorce from William Lodecker, which was refused when tried once before, came up against and was granted, the ground being cruel and inhuman treatment.
  • 27 Dec 1917 The action of Charles Zuber for divorce from Hattie Zuber was filed in superior court.
  • 28 Dec 1917 Nettie Van Camp was granted a divorce in superior court yesterday from Willard Van Camp and allowed the custody of the child of the couple. The defendant was ordered to pay $12 a month for the support of the child.
  • 28 Dec 1917 The complaint was filed by Arthur Blair for divorce from Gladys Blair in superior court.
  • 28 Dec 1917 Sanford C. Shepherd has filed suit for divorce from Anna Shepherd, alleging desertion.
  • 29 Dec 1917 Alleging that his wife, Florida May Wood, to whom he was married in 1903 and from whom he separated in 1914, attempted to poison him by serving him bread which had been saturated with muriatic acid and later endeavored to chloroform him, Samuel B. Wood yesterday filed suit for divorce. Adultery is another charge made in the complait. He also wants the custody of their four children ranging in age from thirteen down to seven, who are now with the defendant whose last known place of residence was in the state of New York, postoffice unknown.
  • 29 Dec 1917 After many months' pendency in the courts the divorce action of Zelma Bodecker vs. William H. Bodecker was finally disposed of in superior court yesterday before Judge Pro Tem B. F. Heaton, who granted her a divorce.
  • 30 Dec 1917 In superior court Harry J. Beck was granted a divorce from his wife Anna R. Beck.
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