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1921

Fort Wayne Journal Gazette


  • 04 Jan 1921 John A. Dawson yesterday filed suit for divorce from Harriett A. Dawson, alleging that she has constanly bullied him and that she threatened to shoot and kill him.
  • 05 Jan 1921 A married life of somewhat less than one day, on of the shortest connubial careers on record, was revealed yesterday when Ira Crawley filed a divorce suit against Alberta Crawley. He sets out that they were married on April 13, 1920, and separated on the same day. He recites that she refused to live with him and to cook his meals for him. They have a baby son.
  • 05 Jan 1921 On the grounds of desertion, Minnie M. Bush is seeking a divorce from James A. Bush, to whom she was married in 1891. The defendant is now a resident of Oklahoma according to the complaint.
  • 05 Jan 1921 Helen Ormsby yesterday instituted divorce proceedings against Ralph Ormsby, charging abuse and failure to provide. The couple were married in December, 1916, and separated this month, according to the complaint. An award of support money and a restraining order to prevent the defendant from visiting her is asked.
  • 06 Jan 1921 Elmer Elett was given a divorce from Maize Elett in the circuit court yesterday. The case has been pending for some time. The defendant is given the custody of their child and an allowance of $10 per month for support until further order of the court.
  • 07 Jan 1921 Ora C'ne, nationally known as a designer of millinery creations is the defendant in a divorce suit in the superior court in which Elenore C'ne makes a charge of cruel treatment in her petition for a separation. She also asks for $3,000 alimony, setting up the allegation that her husband earns as much as $100 a day at his work as designer. She also asks for the custody of their three-year-old daughter. Mr. and Mrs. C'ne were married in New York in 1917 and were the principals in sable wedding, attracting nation-wide attention by reason of the fact that the bride's wedding gown and all the nuptial appointment were in black.
  • 07 Jan 1921 Alleging that the defendant knocked her to the floor with a single blow and otherwise mistreated her, Elva Rehrer has filed suit for a divorce from Frank Rehrer.
  • 07 Jan 1921 Carrie Oplinger is suing for a divorce from Harry Oplinger alleging cruelty and failure to support.
  • 07 Jan 1921 Charging cruel treatment Clayton Steele has filed suit fora divorce from Dela Steele.
  • 07 Jan 1921 Clara Trees was granted a divorce from John L. Trees. Her maiden name, Clara Grimm was restored.
  • 07 Jan 1921 Cassie J. McGath was granted a divorce from Millard F. McGath.
  • 08 Jan 1921 In superior court Ethel Kerman was granted a divorce from Abraham Kerman and the court approved a property settlement which was agreed on out of court.
  • 08 Jan 1921 Virgil Racine was granted a divorce from Celia Racine in superior court.
  • 08 Jan 1921 Edna Trautman was granted a divorce from John Trautman jr., and the right to resume her maiden name, Edna Brower in superior court.
  • 08 Jan 1921 In circuit court Judge Sol A. Wood found for the plaintiff in the divorce petition of Alma L. Snyder against James W. Snyder. The plaintiff's maiden name, Alma L. Ecker was restored.
  • 08 Jan 1921 Bessie Doehrman is seeking a divorce from Carl Doehrman. Cruelty is the pricipal allegation in her complaint.
  • 08 Jan 1921 Harriet Dawson has filed a cross-complaint to the divorce petition of John Dawson. She alleges abuse and neglect and makes the specific charge that he deserted her and their child for a period of eight months.
  • 08 Jan 1921 Albert Crawley yesterday filed a cross-complaint to the divorce suit of Ida Crawley. Cruelty is the principal allegation in the cross complaint.
  • 11 Jan 1921 Edith Darby was granted a divorce from Herbert Darby by Judge Ballou in superior court yesterday. Alimony in the sum of $700 was awarded.
  • 11 Jan 1921 Judge Ballou refused Marie Dishong a divorce from Lawrence Dishong. The plaintiff testified, among other things that she knew her husband only a week before she married him and that she met him only twice in that time.
  • 11 Jan 1921 Louise L. Gaffey was granted a divorce from Willis R. Gaffey with alimony in the sum of $300.
  • 11 Jan 1921 Judge Carl Yaple, as special judge, granted Agnes Peigh a divorce from Floyd B. Peigh on her cross-complaint.
  • 11 Jan 1921 Ethel Monroe has filed a cross-complaint to the divorce petition of James Monroe. She charges cruel treatment and petitions for an allownce for her support.
  • 12 Jan 1921 Jennie Setis-Orr is seeking a divorce from Robert W. Orr. She charges that before their marriage he falsely represented himself as a man of means and importance in the business world. In contrast with this picture she relates that he couldn't hold a job after their marriage and that she was obliged to supply him with tabacco and laundry money.
  • 12 Jan 1921 Genevieve Burand has filed suit against Floyd Burand. She charges cruelty, neglect and failure to provide.
  • 12 Jan 1921 Hermania Monro charges abandonment in her divorce complaint against Lee Munro and asks alimony in the sum of $1,000.
  • 12 Jan 1921 Cruelty is the charge in the divorce complaint which Edward Gillespie has filed against Bertha Gillespie.
  • 12 Jan 1921 Donna Ferrel charges infidelity in her divorce complaint against Robert Ferrel.
  • 12 Jan 1921 John Courdway has filed suit for divorce against Hazel Courdway. Cruel treatment is charged.
  • 13 Jan 1921 Edna Rinager filed a suit for divorce from Floyd Rinaker. She alleges cruel treatment and says that the defendant gambled away his money. They have two children, Otto, 10 years of age, and Juatus, 9 years of age, and she asks the custody of these children and all other proper relief.
  • 13 Jan 1921 Charles J. Baird filed a suit for divorce against Cordelia Baird. He alleges that they were married in 1903 and separated recently. He says that she has always been cruel, that she refused to prepare his meals, nags at him, and interferred with his credit. They have one son, Ralph, 12 years of age, who has always lived with his grandparents, the plaintiff states, who are fit persons to care for the boy.
  • 13 Jan 1921 In the superior court yesterday afternoon the diovrce case of Luella Oswalt against Samuel Oswalt was dismissed on motion of the plaintiff.
  • 14 Jan 1921 James V. Powell has filed a cross-complaint to the divorce petition of Anna E. Powell in which he charges that his wife is lazy and abusive. He had to cook and wash for himself, he avers.
  • 14 Jan 1921 Edna Rinaker is suing for a divorce from Floyd Rinaker and charges that her husband was cruel to her, going so far as to threaten her life.
  • 14 Jan 1921 Alleging that his wife told him that she valued the little finger of her first husband more than his whole body Everett W. Richart is suing for a divorce from Lottie Richart. He also alleges that she openly keeps company with a man, and tells the plaintiff that if he does not get a divorce she will.
  • 14 Jan 1921 Mary Tegtmeyer was granted a divorce from Theodore Tegtmeyer with an allowance of $10 per week and an order not to remarry for two years.
  • 15 Jan 1921 Just the common, garden variety of abuse, is alleged in the divorce petition which Grace Snyder yesterday filed against Irvin Snyder.
  • 15 Jan 1921 The divorce granted Jacob R. Allen last August has been rescinded by Judge Ballou on the petition of the defendant, who exercised her statutory rights under the law governing summons by newspaper publication. Mrs. Allen has indicated that she will contest the case. She was in Michigan when the divorce was granted here.
  • 16 Jan 1921 Dorothy Remmert is seeking a divorce from Lloyd Remmert. She charges abuse and neglect and asks for an allowance of $20 per week.
  • 18 Jan 1921 Suing for a divorce from Mabel M. Gebert, Frank G. Gebert alleges that his wife abuses him, that she took outside employement that she might secure money to pay her mother to care for their child while she went to dances and she threatened to kill him with a butcher knife on one occasion when he went to his parents' home to stay during one of the alleged series of absences from her own home.
  • 19 Jan 1921 Dora Haneline is suing for a divorce from Jacob Haneline. She charges that her husband abused her and tried to get her to sell their property, humiliating her by having prospective buyers call of the house and showing them through the place against her wishes.
  • 19 Jan 1921 Failure to provide is the principal allegation in the divorce complaint which Esther Blodgett has filed against Alvin Blodgett. She also charges that he humiliated her throught his failure to pay the rent at numerous light-housekeeping extablishments, where they made their home.
  • 19 Jan 1921 Charging neglect and seeking the custody of their child, Baughn Hoone is seeking a divorce from Enola Hoone. The charge is also made that the defendant improperly frequents dance halls.
  • 19 Jan 1921 The divorce suit of Dorothy M. Canada against Walter H. Canada was dismissed.
  • 21 Jan 1921 Nora Newport yesterday filed a suit for divorce from Henry Newport. She charges abandonment and asks for the custody of their one child.
  • 21 Jan 1921 Marie L. Welch is seeking a divorce from George H. Welch. She charges abandonment and asks for alimony in the sum of $2,000.
  • 21 Jan 1921 Helen Lee was yesterday granted a divorce from Rosa Lee by Judge Wood of the circuit court. She receives the custody of their child with an allowance of $5 per week for its support.
  • 21 Jan 1921 John Ladig has been granted a divorce is his suit against Mary Ladig in superior court.
  • 22 Jan 1921 Della Taylor is seeking a divorce from William Taylor. She charges abuse and asks for an allowance of alimony.
  • 22 Jan 1921 Cruelty and incompatability are the allegations contained in the divorce complaint which Pauline Orff has filed against Robert Orff.
  • 22 Jan 1921 "The next time you get married give some thought to where you will live and what you will live on," were words of advice by Judge W. N. Ballou to Mrs. Lucile Doyle yesterday afternoon in granting her a divorce from Res. T. Doyle. Mrs. Doyle testified that she and her husband never discussed their financial affairs prior to their marriage. He story was one often heard in divorce cases - of infatuation, neglect, awakening and abuse.
  • 22 Jan 1921 Arvella Willig was granted a divorce from John Willig.
  • 22 Jan 1921 Eleanor M. C'ne whose divorce suit against Ora E. C'ne was filed several weeks ago, filed a petition for temporary support for herself and daughter, asking $75 per month.
  • 23 Jan 1921 Merl H. Blake is seeking a divorce from Alpha Blake with a demand for $1,000 alimony. She charges that her husband made her husk corn with him in the fields during the cold weather last November and that he entirely failed to provide for her, it being necessary for her to keep boarder to supprot the family. She ask the custody of their child and an allowance of $120 per year for its support in addition to the alimony.
  • 23 Jan 1921 Mary L. Lopshire is suing for a divorce from Lewis A. Lopshire, alleging failure to provide.
  • 23 Jan 1921 Nettie A. Roberts was granted a divorce from John Roberts in superior court.
  • 23 Jan 1921 Judge Ballou granted Rilia Roberts a divorce from William H. Roberts with custody of minor child and an allowance of $6 per week for its support.
  • 23 Jan 1921 Minnie M. Bush was granted a divorce from James A. Bush.
  • 23 Jan 1921 Georgia A. Church was granted a divorce from Walter J. Church and the restoration of her maiden name.
  • 25 Jan 1921 A petition to set aside a default in the divorce case of Agnes Grimm against David F. Grimm was granted yesterday by Judge W. M. Ballou in the superior court. The petition set out that the defendant was assured by the plaintiff that she had no intention of pushing the case to a conclusion and would dismiss it. Acting on this atatement she failed to engage counsel, she sets out. An entry as to temporary allowances was made yesterday.
  • 25 Jan 1921 Judge Ballou refused the petition of William H. Drewett for a divorce from Era J. Drewett.
  • 25 Jan 1921 Alonzo R. Brown was granted a divorce from Minnie L. Brown.
  • 25 Jan 1921 Marie C. Dornick is seeking a divorce from John H. Dornick on the ground of cruelty.
  • 25 Jan 1921 Abuse and threats to take her life are the allegations in the complaint for divorce which May Forker has filed against Eugene Forker. She asks for the custody of their child.
  • 25 Jan 1921 Minnie Ellison alleges that William H. Ellison was cruel to her and that she had to work to provide for herself. Her divorce petition was filed yesterday.
  • 26 Jan 1921 Dorothy A. Ciehonski would be rid of Walter Ciehonski and in her complaint charges that her husband became intoxicated, brandished a knife and threatened her life. She asks the custody of their child.
  • 26 Jan 1921 Failure to provide and cruelty are the grounds on which Katherine Swihart seeks separation from Thomas A. Swihart. She charges that after they separated the first time she returned several times to discover whether or not his attitude towards her had changed and that on such occasions he told her not to bother him and not to come back.
  • 26 Jan 1921 Charles M. Federspiel charges that Frances E. Federspiel poisoned the mind of their 15-year-old son against him so that on one occasion the boy at his mother's request, struck him, injuring him severely.
  • 26 Jan 1921 Charging that he gambled, associated with other women and stayed out late at night, Emma Craig is seeking a divorce from James Craig. She asks the custody of their two children and an allowance of $10 per week.
  • 26 Jan 1921 Clayton Steele was granted a divorce from Dola Steele in superior court.
  • 27 Jan 1921 Alleging that her husband is a notorious gambler and spends many of his nights away from home, Evelyn Crosthwaite has filed a suit for a divorce from George Crosthwaite. She also alleges that before their marriage he represented to her that he had a large earning capacity, which proved untrue.
  • 27 Jan 1921 Delia Taylor was granted a divorce in the superior court yesterday from William Taylor. She was also given the custody of an infant son and the husband was ordered to pay $5 per week until further notice for the child's support.
  • 28 Jan 1921 Stella Reiter is seeking separation from William Reiter. She charges that the defendant committed assault and battery on her.
  • 28 Jan 1921 Opal Denny is suing for a divorce from Donald Denny, alleging that her husband deserted her and was cruel to her. Denny is the man who was accused by his wife of trying to five their infant son carbolic acid from a nursing bottle, at Eaton last fall. The child's face was slightly burned. Mr. Denny was able to establish a perfect alibi.
  • 28 Jan 1921 Ruby Gaby seeks annulment of her marriage to LeRoy Gaby, on the ground that he was of unsound mind when they were married. He is since insane, she alleges.
  • 28 Jan 1921 Alleging that she nagged him constantly and urged him to get a divorce, Jacob Hemmel is seeking a divorce from Nellie Hemmel.
  • 28 Jan 1921 Charging that there is constant strife between them, Verda M. Moore is seeking two year's separation from Whitney H. Moore.
  • 28 Jan 1921 Mildred McClellan was granted a divorce from Paul McClellan and her maiden name was restored.
  • 28 Jan 1921 The plaintiff moved to dismiss the case after a part of the testimony had been heard in the divorce case of Lola J. Beard against Milton Beard.
  • 29 Jan 1921 In a cross-complaint filed yesterday, Mrs. Frances Federspiel gives an explanation of sensational charges contained in her husband's divorce petition filed earlier in the week. The husband, Charles M. Federspiel, charges that their son, urged on by his mother, struck him in the head with a hammer, rendering him unconscious and on anoth occasion broke his jaw by a blow from his fist. Mrs. Federspiel sets up the allegation that the son made no move to molest his father until the latter struck and choked her. She also charges that her husband was exceedingly profane and that he made many false charges against her.
  • 29 Jan 1921 Margaret McKee is seeking a divorce from Russell S. McKee, charging that he falsely accused her, beat her and pulled her hair. She asks the restoration of her maiden name, Young, and a restraining order to prevent her husband molesting her at their home, 708 St. Mary's avenue.
  • 29 Jan 1921 The divorce petition of John K. Dager against Lola Dager was dismissed at the plaintiff's cost.
  • 29 Jan 1921 Minnie Reinwald was granted a divorce from Theodore Reinewald on her cross-complaint yesterday. Judge Ballou also granted her the custody of their two children and an allowance for their support.
  • 29 Jan 1921 Ruth Alter was granted a divorce from George Alter.
  • 30 Jan 1921 Antonia Stanczyk wants her freedom from Mike Stanczyk and charges that he is a habitual drunkard, beat her and falsely accused her. She demands $1,000 alimony.
  • 30 Jan 1921 Abuse, which culminated in black eyes and a broken nose is charged by Margaret Farnan in her divorce complaint against Frank Farnan. She asks a restraining order for her protection.

  • 01 Feb 1921 Ernest E. Smith is seeking a divorce from Nellie M. Smith. The principal allegation is that the defendant associates with other men and has told the plaintiff that they love her.
  • 01 Feb 1921 Charging abuse and failure to provide, Eva N. Shuler has filed suit for divorce from Charles W. Shuler. She seeks the custody of their two children.
  • 03 Feb 1921 Charging his wife with cruel treatment, David McLeish yesterday filed a suit for divorce from his wife, Bertha McLeish. He alleges that his wife insisted on living at the home of her father and that she also demanded that her husband support her father and sisters. He says that his wife used all of his income and was extravagant. He seeks a divorce and the custody of the child.
  • 04 Feb 1921 Abuse is the charge on which Helen Graham is seeking a divorce from Owen Graham.
  • 04 Feb 1921 Charging that her husband was cruel to her and called her vile names, Lulu B. Angel is seeking a divorce from George M. Angel.
  • 04 Feb 1921 Abuse and desertion are alleged in the divorce complaint of George McGee against Bernice McGee.
  • 04 Feb 1921 Abuse and a quarrelsome disposition are the grounds on which Albert Strodel would be rid of Henrietta Strodel.
  • 04 Feb 1921 A demand for $5,000 alimony and an allowance of $75 per month for the support of their children is demanded in the divorce case which Lizzie Derloshon has filed against Mike Derloshon. She charges abuse and habitual drunkenness.
  • 04 Feb 1921 Mary R. Bloom was granted a divorce from Foster P. Bloom by Judge Ballou. The two children of the couple were given into the custody of their grandparents, Henry and Lauretta Bloom and the defendant ordered to pay $10 per week for their support.
  • 05 Feb 1921 Judge pro-tem William C. Geake granted Pauline Orff a divorce from Robert Orff with a grant of $500 alimony in superior court.
  • 05 Feb 1921 Glandola Yergens is seeking her freedom from Carl E. Yergens, alleging that her husband boasted to her of his relations with other women. She seeks the restoration of her maiden name, Price.
  • 05 Feb 1921 In a divorce complaint filed yesterday Lavona M. Young seeks to end her union with Joseph A. Young. Their adventure came to ship wreck in less than a month, she charges, alleging that her husband was quarrelsome and immediately after their marriage began to associate with other women. They were married on June 16, 1919, and separated July 14, 1919, she sets out.
  • 06 Feb 1921 Clara Placeway charges that Clayton Placeway, her husband, associated with bad women, failed to provide for her and was cruel to her.
  • 08 Feb 1921 Lillian E. Sterling seeks a two-year separation from Clifford Sterling with alimony of $1,000. She alleges failure to provide as the ground for the decree.
  • 08 Feb 1921 Failure to provide, carried to the extent that she was obliged to work in factories to support herself, and false accusations are the grounds on which Dessie H. Reichard would free herself from John R. Richard.
  • 08 Feb 1921 Clara Schwartz charges Rudolph Schwartz with failure to provide in a complaint filed yesterday.
  • 08 Feb 1921 Hazel Southern seeks the custody of their child and an allowance for its support in a divorce complaint against Walter Southern. She charges abuse, and makes the allegation that her husband frequented dance halls to her neglect, and had other girl friends.
  • 08 Feb 1921 Charging that the defendant was neglectful of their child to such an extent that the child's health was affected, Glenn Rondot is seeking a divorce from Florence Rondot.
  • 08 Feb 1921 Too much mother-in-law is the general theme in the divorce petition which John B. Stewart has filed against Hazel V. Stewart. The plaintiff expresses a very dubious opinion of his wife's mother's reputation and asserts that he has forbidden his wife to go about with her mother and to meet her mother's friends. He also charges that the defendant has a bad temper.
  • 08 Feb 1921 The divorce case of Lizzie Derloshon against Mike Derloshon was dismissed.
  • 09 Feb 1921 LeRoy Blake yesterday filed suit for divorce from Belle Blake, alleging that his wife keeps bad company while he is out on the road in his work as railroad trainman. He also charges that she stays away from home late at night and leaves their two children with no one to care for them. The husband's complaint that the wife has yielded to the lure of the white lights, one often heard in divorce courts, is set forth in unusual terms in the complaint filed yesterday, as follows: "That the defendant has completely lost her head about the dance and show craze and no longer, on account thereof, has any affection for her children and her husband; that her only desire is to dress up and promenade the streets and attend the dance halls and the shows, totally oblivious of her duties as a mother and to her husband, having nothing in mind but to have a "good time".
  • 09 Feb 1921 Judge Ballou yesterday granted a divorce to Frank Belchin from Ida Belchin. The plaintiff was ordered to pay the defendant's attorney. A settlement of property rights was approved.
  • 09 Feb 1921 Helen Ormsby was granted a divorce from Ralph Ormsby and her maiden name, Zollinger was restored.
  • 09 Feb 1921 Russell Thompson is seeking a divorce from Irene Thompson, charging desertion.
  • 09 Feb 1921 Charging neglect and abust, Eva Drewett is seeking a divorce from William Drewett. She charges that he came home intoxicated. Alimony in the sum of $700 is demanded.
  • 09 Feb 1921 After hearing evidence on a complaint and cross-complaint Judge Wood yesterday afternoon denied a decree of divorce in the case of Frank Osterman against Helen Osterman.
  • 11 Feb 1921 Dora Rushbolt has filed suit for divorce from John Rushbolt who was recently sentenced to one year ar the state's penal farm on a charge in which his step-daughter was the state's witness. The complaint charges abuse and also sets forth the fact of the defendant's conviction and sentence.
  • 11 Feb 1921 Alleging that the defendant threatened to tear her clothing from her, in the presence of others if necessary, Xesia Kilgore yesterday filed suit for a divorce from Ira Kilgore. She charges abuse and petitions for a restraining order for her protection.
  • 11 Feb 1921 Lawrence Burton was granted a divorce from Beulah Burton.
  • 11 Feb 1921 Belle Blake has filed a cross-complaint to the divorce petition filed yesterday by LeRoy Blake. She charges abuse and desertion.
  • 12 Feb 1921 Alleging that he worked four days after their marriage and then quit and allowed her to support him, Hazel M. Parker is seeking a divorce from Jos H. Parker.
  • 12 Feb 1921 Sadie Stull charges abuse in the divorce petition which she filed yesterday, naming Charles T. Shull as defendant.
  • 12 Feb 1921 False accusations are alleged in the petition through which Eualia M. Sylbester seeks to be rid of Wesley M. Sylvester. She asks an allowence of $5 per week.
  • 12 Feb 1921 Judge Ballou refused a divorce to Marie C. Miller from Arthur J. Miller.
  • 12 Feb 1921 Anna E. Powell was granted a divorce from Jos. V. Powell with alimony in the sum of $200 and the possession of most of the household goods. She also received the restoration of her maiden name, Anna E. Feichter.
  • 12 Feb 1921 The divorce petition of Verda M. Moore against Whitney H. Moore was dismissed by the plaintiff.
  • 12 Feb 1921 Orthen E. Shaw was given a divorce from Cora D. Shaw with the custody of the children.
  • 12 Feb 1921 Martha S. Holliday was granted a divorce from Harris C. Holliday.
  • 13 Feb 1921 Rena H. Wagnor has filed suit for divorce against Dale Wagnor alleging failure to provide.
  • 13 Feb 1921 James F. Coleman has filed suit for divorce against Dora Coleman alleging abuse.
  • 13 Feb 1921 Lawrence Givens was granted a divorce from Evelyn Givens in superior court by Judge Ballou yesterday afternoon.
  • 15 Feb 1921 Judge Ballou granted Charles B. Reynolds a divorce from Loretta Ann Reynolds.
  • 15 Feb 1921 Herbert H. Tons has been granted a divorce from Catherine M. Tons with the custody of one child.
  • 15 Feb 1921 Charging that she spent his money buying present for other men, John Sechler is seeking a divorce from Minnie Sechler. He alleges that she preferred candy kitchens, chop suey parlors and rag time music to her home and that she associated with "tin horn gamblers".
  • 15 Feb 1921 Charging neglect, Gladys Taveggia is seeking a divorce from Charles W. Traveggia. She seeks the restoration of her maiden name, Roseberry.
  • 16 Feb 1921 Ada C. Fanning is seeking a divorce from Levy Fanning with the custody of their child. She charges that he has failed to support her for seven years.
  • 17 Feb 1921 Mrs. Mary E. Miracle has filed a suit for divorce from George W. Miracle. They were married in 1905, and she alleges that her husband has been guilty of cruel and inhuman treatment in different ways. She seeks the restoration of her maiden name, Mary E. LaFever, and allowance of $20 a week during the pendency of this action and alimony to the extent of $3,000.
  • 18 Feb 1921 Charging that she accepts attention from other men, Lawrence Dishong is seeking a divorce from Marie Dishorn.
  • 18 Feb 1921 Eulia M. Sylvester was given a divorce from Wesley M. Sylbester with the restoration of her maiden name.
  • 18 Feb 1921 The divorce suit of Helen Graham against Owen Graham has been dismissed.
  • 18 Feb 1921 William Reiter has been granted a divorce from Stella Reiter on his cross-complaint. The statement that the divorce was granted Mrs. Reiter was in error. Mrs. Reiter secured the restoration of her maiden name.
  • 19 Feb 1921 The divorce petition of Minnie against Marion Wyatt was dismissed.
  • 19 Feb 1921 The divorce petition of Minnie Herbst against Herman Herbst was taken under advisement.
  • 20 Feb 1921 In the divorce petition Benjamin Linton filed yesterday, he charges that Setressa Linton drinks and gambles and stays away from home, even going so far as to stay out all night.
  • 20 Feb 1921 George W. Osterman is seeking a divorce from Elenora Osterman charges that the defendant has vile personal habits and when vexed with him will vent her spleen by squirting tobacco juice in his direction. He also charges that she falsely accuses him.
  • 20 Feb 1921 Allen J. Lawrence was yesterday granted a divorce from Elizabeth Lawrence on his cross complaint in superior court.
  • 22 Feb 1921 Charging that her husband threatened to kill himself, Hattie White is seeking a divorce from Dorsey A. White on the ground of cruel treatment.
  • 22 Feb 1921 Irreconcilable differences on account of differences in religious views are cited in the divorce petition which Harry Grim yesterday filed against Margaret Grim. He declares that the difference has been a matter of constant discussion until the love existing between he and his wife had been destroyed. The plaintiff also alleges that the defendant insisted on living with her mother, refusing to go to the home he had secured for them.
  • 23 Feb 1921 Dortha Herbst was yesterday afternoon granted a divorce from Herman Herbst by Judge W. N. Ballou.
  • 24 Feb 1921 Pearl L. Cobb is seeking freedom from Glenn F. Cobb, charging that they have separated and are no longer able to live together. She asks the custody of their five children, $500 alimony and an allowance of $75 per month.
  • 24 Feb 1921 John H. Reichard has filed a cross-complaint to the divorce petition of Dessie H. Reichard, alleging that his wife has accepted expensive presents from foreigners employed in the rolling mills and that she has committed acts of immorality with them.
  • 24 Feb 1921 In a cross-complaint to the divorce action brought by Minnie Ellison, William H. Ellison charges that his wife insisted that he support her father. He also charges that his wife told him she didn't love him and made other declarations calculated to distrurb his peace of mind.
  • 25 Feb 1921 Charging that his wife was guilty of cruel treatment and that she associated with other men, George R. Marks has filed a suit for divorce from Estelia May Marks. He alleges that his wife is an unfit person to care for their two children, Morris, age nine, and Reuben, age 7, and seeks the custody of the children.
  • 25 Feb 1921 Gladys M. Quince has filed a suit for divorce from Clarence A. Quince. She alleges that her husband failed to provide a home for her and their little daughter. She asks for the custody of the child.
  • 26 Feb 1921 The divorce suit of Sabre Firth against Frank Firth has been dismissed by the plaintiff.
  • 26 Feb 1921 Judge Ballou yesterday refused Clara Schwartz a divorce from Rudolph Schwartz.
  • 26 Feb 1921 Gladys M. Quince is seeking a divorce from Clarence A. Quince charging abuse and failure to provide and seeking restoration of her maiden name, Allway.

  • 01 Mar 1921 John H. Reichart was yesterday granted a divorce from Dessie Reichart by Judge W. M. Ballou in the superior court. The suit was originally brought by Mrs. Reichart and yesterday she withdrew he complaint and filed an answer in general denial to the cross-complaint.
  • 01 Mar 1921 Alleging that he abused her, refused to apppear with her in public and asserted that he did not love her, Beulah McKnight is suing for a divorce from Harry McKnight. She asks the restoration of her maiden name, Varnes.
  • 01 Mar 1921 Theodore Failour, in a divorce complaint filed yesterday, asserts that Harriet Failour makes the statement to relatives and friends that she only married him for fun. He also declares that she has stayed away from him for two weeks and charges that she is at present residing in Ohio with a former husband.
  • 02 Mar 1921 Sophia Gocke against John Gocke, for divorce, on the ground of abuse.
  • 03 Mar 1921 Maude Wolfe has filed a suit for a divorce from James Wolfe. She alleges that her husband has refused to support her. She asks a divorce and allowance for her support.
  • 03 Mar 1921 In the circuit court, Anna Hesker has applied for a divorce from David Hesker. She alleges cruel treatment and says she is afraid of the defendant. She asks for $1,000 alimony and an allowance of $20 per month for the support of their adopted child.
  • 03 Mar 1921 In the superior court Edwin E. Baumgartner seeks a divorce from Adeline Baumgartner. He alleges that the defendant would leave his home for days at a time and that she refused to perform her household duties and is guilty of other cruel acts.
  • 03 Mar 1921 Deila M. Taylor asks for a divorce from Edward Taylor in a complaint filed in the circuit court. The complaint alleges that they have five children and two grandchildren in their home and that the defendant is guilty of many cruel acts in the presence of these children. The plaintiff states that defendant is the owner of property and that he is capable of earning from$175 to $200 per month as a railroad man. Plaintiff asks for a limited divorce and that the court order the defendant to pay off all liens on their property and keep up the home for five years.
  • 03 Mar 1921 Marie Motter was granted a divorce from Boyd Motter by Judge Ballou in the superior court yesterday.
  • 03 Mar 1921 John G. Dodson was given a divorce in the superior court yesterday from Ollie Dodson. The provision was made that Mr. Dodson shall not remarry for two years.
  • 04 Mar 1921 A demand for $30,000 alimony is contained in the divorce complaint of Lillian M. Mills against Jesse E. Mills, which will be filed this morning. The divorce is sought on the ground of cruel treatment. The defendant is the owner of $50,000 in real property and $5,000, according to the complaint. A portion of the property is situated in Bluffton.
  • 04 Mar 1921 Charges of threats to kill are contained in the divorce complaint filed yesterday by Zoa Booze against Nevon Booze.
  • 04 Mar 1921 Arnold Shultz has filed a cross-complaint to the divorce petition of Nellie Schultz and alleges that the plaintiff attended dance halls until early in the morning.
  • 04 Mar 1921 Adeline Baumgardiner yesterday filed a cross-complaint in the divorce action instituted by Edwin E. Baumgardiner. She charges that her husband failed to provide for her and that she was obliged to go to the home of her mother to reside. She also sets out that she begun criminal proceedings against her husband to compel him to provide for herself and their children.
  • 04 Mar 1921 Mary Lenz has been granted a divorce from Frederick Lenz with the custody of their four children and an allowance of $10 per week.
  • 05 Mar 1921 Charging that her husband associates with immoral women, Arlene Bonshire yesterday filed suit for divorce from George E. Bonshire, a Nickel Plate trainman. She asks an allowance and an order establishing her custody of a child which is expected to be born in a few months.
  • 05 Mar 1921 Charging that he was greatly humiliated by charges made against him in a divorce suit and which were not substantiated by the finding of the court when the case was tried, William Drewitt yesterday filed a cross complaint to the action for limited divorce brought by Evs Drewitt. He asks for an absolute divorce. The cross complaint also contains charges of cruelty.
  • 05 Mar 1921 Myrtle Ahrens was yesterday granted a divorce from Louis Ahrens in superior court. She also received the custody of their child, an allowance of $15 per month and alimony in the sum of $600.
  • 05 Mar 1921 The divorce petition of Bessie Doehrman against Carl Doehrman has been dismissed at the cost of the defendant.
  • 06 Mar 1921 Lucile L. Wade is suing for limited divorce from Elvin L. Wade alleging that her husband abused her and would not permit her to attend the church of her choice. She asks for two years separation from bed and board, and $1,000 alimony.
  • 06 Mar 1921 Sallie Young has filed suit for a divorce from William Young, charging abuse and abandonment.
  • 08 Mar 1921 Virgil L. Farnsley yesterday filed a petition for a modification of the divorce degree granted Gertrude Farnsley. He asks that he be given the custody of their son, Billy, alleging that the child is not receiving proper care and that his mother is threatening to take the child to Chicago out of the jurisdiction of the court.
  • 08 Mar 1921 Charging abuse and threats, Erma Van Ryn is seeking a divorce from Peter Van Ryn and asking the custody of their child and a restraining order to prevent her husband from molesting her.
  • 08 Mar 1921 Gladys Weller issuing for a divorce from Richard C. Weller alleging failure to provide. She seeks the restoration of her maiden name, Pranger.
  • 08 Mar 1921 Charging that she nagged and cursed him, Claude Cramer is suing for a divorce from Savilla Cramer and seeking the custody of their two children.
  • 08 Mar 1921 Alleging that his wife declared that she would leave him as soon as she had accumulated a certain sum of money and that she finally did abandon him, Louis H. Nern is suing for a divorce from Edith Nern. He recites a scheme of handling the household budget which left nothing to be desired from his wife's standpoint, declaring that of his wages of $44 per week he turned $43 over to his wife every week. She has $500 of his money, he charges.
  • 08 Mar 1921 Pearl Conner has been granted a divorce from John R. Conner.
  • 09 Mar 1921 R. B. Dreilbelbiss yesterday granted Della Alwood a divorce from Parry Alwood, with the restoration of her maiden name, Della Burger.
  • 09 Mar 1921 Blossom Besancon was granted a divorce from Roy Besancon.
  • 09 Mar 1921 Carrie Opliger was granted a divorce from Harry F. Opliger. Her maiden name, Carrie McSweeny was restored.
  • 09 Mar 1921 Alma C. Lopshire charges abuse and false accusations in her divorce complaint against Charles H. Lopshire. She asks $10,000 alimony and the custody of their child.
  • 09 Mar 1921 Charging that she abused him, cursed him, falsely accused him and stayed out late at night, William E. Bunch yesterday filed a suit for divorce from Edna M. Bunch.
  • 09 Mar 1921 Bertha Shrajuka is suing for a divorce from Barton Shrajuka. She charges failure to provide, setting forth that she has him arrested for non-support. She asks the custody of their two children but declares her willingness that they should remain in the custody of their grandmother at Decatur.
  • 09 Mar 1921 Russel S. Blanchard is suing for a divorce from Helen Q. Blanchard. He charged abuse. Mr. and Mrs. Blanchard were married on October 25, 1920, according to the complaint.
  • 10 Mar 1921 Edith Nern yesterday filed a cross-complaint against her husband, Louis H. Nern, who recently filed a suit for divorce, making some sensational allegations. Mrs. Nern's complaint also possesses some sensational charges. She alleges that her husband has threatened to kill her and that because of being compelled to consent to his cruelty her health has been impaired. The defendant asks for $500 alimony and $50 attorney's fees.
  • 10 Mar 1921 Ada Rippe has filed a suit for limited separation from William E. Rippe. She alleges cruel treatment and states that the defendant struck her and is guilty of other cruel acts. She asks for the custody of their child and a reasonable allowance for support.
  • 11 Mar 1921 Florence B. Peters seeks a divorce and the custody of three children in a complaint against William F. Peters. She charges habitual cruellty.
  • 12 Mar 1921 Arnold Schultz was granted a divorce from Nellie Schultz on his cross complaint.
  • 13 Mar 1921 The defendant's cross-complaint has been dismissed in the divorce complaint of LeRoy Blake against Belle Blake.
  • 13 Mar 1921 Mary S. Fryer was awarded a divorce from Phae N. Fryer on her cross-complaint.
  • 13 Mar 1921 Emma Waltz seeks a divorce from Arthur A. Waltz on the ground of abuse. She also charges that he bragged of his associations with other women.
  • 15 Mar 1921 Judge Ballou yesterday granted a divorce from Mayme E. Edsall to Charles W. Edsall.
  • 15 Mar 1921 Judge was entered for the plaintiff in the divorce suit of Charles E. Bemus against Ethel L. Bemus.
  • 15 Mar 1921 Frank Hatch filed suit yesterday for divorce from Emma Hatch, alleging that she married him and refused to keep house.
  • 15 Mar 1921 Failure to provide is the ground on which Hazel L. Brake seeks a divorce from Lawrence Brake. She asks the custody of their child and an allowance of $15 per week.
  • 15 Mar 1921 Louise Norwald charges that Conrad Norwald has a violent temper, abuses her and makes threats against her. Her divorce complaint was filed yesterday and contains a petition for $1,000 alimony and an allowance of $10 per week.
  • 15 Mar 1921 Abuse and false accusations are the charges in the divorce complaint which Rudolph Schwartz yesterday filed against Clara Schwartz.
  • 16 Mar 1921 Charging that the plaintiff knocked his pipe on the floor and broke it, Victor Burch has filed a cross-complaint to the divorce petition of Marie Burch. He charges abuse in other particulars.
  • 16 Mar 1921 Hattie Everett wants a divorce from Oliver Everett charging that he is insanely jealous and fails to provide for her. She asks $500 alimony.
  • 16 Mar 1921 Charging that he uses a "great variety of curses and oaths" in addressing her and is cruel in other ways, Ethel McPherson would be free from George McPherson.
  • 16 Mar 1921 Charging that she was quarrelsome and called him names, Thomas Oliver seeks a divorce from Rachal Oliver.
  • 16 Mar 1921 Minnie Wyatt charges that Marion Wyatt asked her to perform an act in violation of the law. She also alleges failure to provide as a grounds for divorce.
  • 16 Mar 1921 Frank Borgman is suing for a divorce from May Borgman on the ground of cruelty.
  • 17 Mar 1921 Bessie Olivet has filed a suit for divorce from John Olivet, charging cruel treatment and failure to provide. She asks for an allowance of $7.50 per week during the pendency of the action and also attorney fees.
  • 17 Mar 1921 Victoria Young is seeking a divorce from Junius Young. She says that her husband has abused her in many ways and frequently curses in the presence of their four children. She also states that her husband receives $50 per week as an employe of the Rolling Mills and asks the custody of their children and a sufficient allowance for the support of herself and children.
  • 17 Mar 1921 Helen Merrick asks for a divorce from Chancey Merrick in a complaint filed yesterday. She alleges that her husband is in the habit of remaining out late at night and associates with men and women of immoral character. She also alleges that he has made insufficient provision for her and that it has been necessary for her to work for her own living.
  • 17 Mar 1921 In the superior court yesterday Flora Webb was granted a divorce from George Webb and her original name of Flora Floze restored.
  • 17 Mar 1921 Alma G. Lapshire was granted a divorce in the superior court from Charles H. Lapshire.
  • 18 Mar 1921 Gertrude Farnsley has filed a suit against Virgil L. Farnsley seeking to have a divorce case re-opened. She alleges that when her husband filed his suit for divorce his attorney made threats that if she refused to sign certain papers her child would be taken away from her. She sets out that she was but 19 years old and was ignorant of legal procedure and signed the papers.
  • 19 Mar 1921 Marie C. Miller is suing for a divorce from Arthur J. Miller. She charges that the defendant has a quarrelsome disposition and that he abuses her.
  • 19 Mar 1921 Franklin G. Watson was granted a divorce in circuit court from Winona Watson with the stipulation that he shall not remarry for two years.
  • 19 Mar 1921 Josephine Gerkin was granted a divorce from Anderson Gerkin in circuit court yesterday.
  • 20 Mar 1921 One of the allegations in the divorce complaint which Bertha Teach yesterday filed against Jacob Teach is that Jacob indulged a wayward fancy to the extent of buying two union suits for a certain woman designated by initials. His guilt in the matter, Mrs. Teach sets out, was clinched throught the finding of a sales slip and his subsequent confession. She also charges that the manner in which he provided for her and their child was a matter of official investigation in Lake county, where she declared, they lived in a small moveable house. He abandoned her there and was charged with wife desertion, she sets forth.
  • 20 Mar 1921 Charging abuse and familiarity with other women, Marie Horton is suing for a divorce from Earl Horton.
  • 22 Mar 1921 Mabel Puckett yesterday filed suit for divorce from James G. Puckett. The principal charge which she makes is that her husband is a habitual drunkard.
  • 22 Mar 1921 Elvin L. Wade has filed a cross complaint to the divorce petition of Lucile L. Wade. He charges that the plaintiff ignored his friends and the members of his family when they came to call and that she insisted on attending dances, staying out late and neglecting her home.
  • 22 Mar 1921 Charges that her husband made threats to poison her are contained in the cross-complaint which Clara Schwartz yesterday filed to the divorce petition of Rudolph Schwartz. She also charges failure to provide.
  • 22 Mar 1921 Failure to provide and threats of violence are the allegations on which Gertrude Armstrong seeks to be rid of Arthur Armstrong.
  • 22 Mar 1921 Alidy Savu is suing for divorce from Jack Savu. She charges that the defendant is quarrelsome, threatens her and naggs her.
  • 22 Mar 1921 Luckey LaFlamme is suing for a divorce from Harry LaFlamme, alleging failure to provide.
  • 23 Mar 1921 Harriett A. Dawson yesterday filed suit for divorce from John A. Dawson, who recently was brought back from Wichita, Kan., to answer a charge of wife desertion. Mrs. Dawson alleges that her husband was arrested in Wichita in company with a Fort Wayne woman and that prior to leaving her he obtained her concent to a sale of their property and then decamped with the proceeds of the sale.
  • 23 Mar 1921 Judge Ballou granted a divorce to Rudolph Schwartz from Clara Schwartz in superior court.
  • 23 Mar 1921 John Sechler was granted a divorce from Minnie Sechler in superior court.
  • 24 Mar 1921 Mellie Krauter has filed a suit in the superior court seeking a divorce from Emil Krauter. She asks for $3,000 alimony and an allowance of $100 per month for the support of herself and three children. She also asks the custody of the children. The plaintiff alleges cruel treatment, says the defendant has frequently threatened to strike her and on one occasion threatened to injure her with a pitchfork. He also curses her frequently in the presence of their children. The defendant is employed at the S. F. Bowser plant.
  • 24 Mar 1921 Mary L. Lopshire was granted a divorce in the circuit court yesterday from Lewis Lopshire.
  • 26 Mar 1921 Clara Kammer filed suit yesterday for a divorce from Fred Kammer charging abuse and desertion. She asks the restoration of her maiden name, Clara Stellhorn.
  • 26 Mar 1921 Demand for $350 is made in the divorce petition of Verla M. Wright against Martin D. Wright. She charges abuse.
  • 26 Mar 1921 A statutory offense is charged in the complaint for divorce which Louis C. Muncie has filed against Daisy Muncie. It is charge that the defendant is at present in Ohio with a male companion.
  • 26 Mar 1921 Religious beliefs which led her to doubt the legality of their marriage so long as a divorced husband is living, let to the separation of Henry A. Rockhill from Louise M. Rockhill, according to Mr. Rockhill's divorce petition, filed yesterday. They finally separated on Wednesday of this week according to the complaint.
  • 26 Mar 1921 Wilma Hendricks charges desertion in the divorce complaint which she has filed against Edward Hendricks.
  • 26 Mar 1921 The divorce suit of Eva Drewett against William Drewett has been sent to DeKalb county on a change of venue.
  • 26 Mar 1921 A divorce was refused in the suit of Edwin E. Baumgartner against Adeline Baumgartner in superior court.
  • 26 Mar 1921 Clara Kammer was granted a divorce from Fred Kammer, with the restoration of her maiden name.
  • 26 Mar 1921 Dorothy A. Ciehonski was given a divorce from Walter Ciehonski in superior court. Her maiden name was restored.
  • 27 Mar 1921 Louis V. Julliard yesterday filed suit against Rose M. Julliard seeking a divorce on the ground of cruel treatment. He charges that he is in a weakened condition from a previous illness and that his wife constantly nags him to turn over to her a quantity of money which he has accumulated.
  • 27 Mar 1921 The divorce petition of Louis S. Wise against Amanda Wise was dismissed yesterday.
  • 29 Mar 1921 Charges of abuse and false accusations are contained in the divorce petition which Cardes Johnson has filed against Leo Johnson. She asks for the custody of their two children and $1,000 alimony.
  • 29 Mar 1921 Charging that he abused her, threatened her life and used oaths in the presence of their children, Lillie M. Cobb has filed suit for divorce from Thomas L. Cobb. She asks a restraining order to prevent him from visiting her home, the custody of their two children and $1,000 alimony.
  • 29 Mar 1921 Lillian M. Mills was granted a divorce from Jessie E. Mills with the restoration of her maiden name, Nutter. The court's entry shows that she is to keep the household goods and that the title to a Buck automobile remains with the defendant.
  • 30 Mar 1921 Charging that he abused her, falsely accused her and threatened to kill her, Mary Bochet yesterday brought suit for divorce against Floyd Boschet.
  • 30 Mar 1921 Margaret J. Schoaler was granted a divorce from Jos. R. Schoaler yesterday in superior court.
  • 31 Mar 1921 Pearl Cobb has filed a suit in the superior court asking divorce from Glenn Cobb. She charges that her husband's guilty of cruel treatment, that he curses her and their children. The plaintiff filed a suit for divorce some time ago but dismissed the action on the promise of her husband to change his ways. She says, however, that he failed to keep this promise. She avers that he has property to the value of $5,000 and asks $3,000 alimony an allowance of $15 per week for the support of herself and children.
  • 31 Mar 1921 In the divorce action of Vera Nicodemus against Ferdinand Nicodemus, Judge Ballou in the superior court yesterday refused to grant the divorce.

  • 01 Apr 1921 A strange tangle in husbands was revealed yesterday in the superior court when the divorce case of James J. King against Maude L. King was called for trial and it was discovered that a divorce petition which the defendant had filed against Tony Huber last June when she was acknowledgedly Mrs. Huber, has never been acted on. Mrs. Huber-King told the court that she had seen an item in a paper to effect that her divorce had been granted and acting on that information had married her second husband. She admitted, however, that she has never been in court as plaintiff in the first divorce action. Judge Ballou interrupted the proceedings in order to allow counsel for the parties to find a way out of the tangle. The first suit, Huber against Huber was filed in July, 1920. The suit in which Mrs. Huber-King was made defendant was filed early this year and prior to the beingining of the trial of the case yesterday she filed a cross-complaint in whcich she charges that the plaintiff abused her son by a former marriage and went out with other women telling her afterwards of the good time he had.
  • 01 Apr 1921 Charging that he knocked her down and threatened her with a butcher knife in addition to other forms of abuse and cruel treatment, Abbie Connett yesterday filed suit for divorce from Edward Connett.
  • 01 Apr 1921 Abuse and staying out late are the charges on which Marie Cashion is seeking a divorce from Robert Cashion. She asks a restraining order to prevent his molesting her.
  • 02 Apr 1921 Charging that the defendant has him arrested twice, once before their marriage in an ex rel. proceeding and once after their marriage for non-support, Ephriam Behner yesterday filed suit for divorce against Marie Behner. The first action was terminated by their marriage, he avers, and declares that the charges made by the relatrix were subsequently proven to be false. He also charges that she has refused to make her home with him under the circumstances which his income makes possible.
  • 02 Apr 1921 Judge Ballou yesterday in superior court granted a divorce to Genevieve Barrant and against Floyd Barrant. The plaintiff was given the custody of their two children and an allowance of $7 per week for their support.
  • 03 Apr 1921 Any Quilling has filed a petition for the redocketing of her divorce suit against John Quilling.
  • 03 Apr 1921 Judge Ballou found for the plaintiff in the divorce suit of Gerturde Armstrong against Arthur Armstrong. The plaintiff was awarded the custody of their three children and an order was entered that the defendant contribute to their support to the extent of two-thirds of his wages until the sum paid is $20 per week.
  • 03 Apr 1921 Martha Schafenacker yesterday filed suit for a divorce from Edward Schafanacker that he is possessed of a violent temper and abuses her. She asks for the restoration of her maiden name, Martha Bribaugh.
  • 05 Apr 1921 Margaret Saver yesterday filed suit for divorce from John Saver alleging that he abuses her, has a bad temper and permits her to take in washings to provide for their family expenses. She asks $1,000 alimony and a restraining order.
  • 06 Apr 1921 Judge Ballou yesterday annuled the marriage of James J. King and Maude L. Huber-King on the petition of the husband who was the plaintiff in an action for divorce which was filed several weeks ago. Then the case was called for trial it was discovered that a divorce which Mrs. King had sought in 1920 from her first husband, Tony Huber, had neven been granted. She said by way of explanation of her second marriage that she had seen an item in a newspaper stating that the divorce from Huber has been granted. The action for annulment was brought by the plaintiff in divorce case No. 2 following the disclosures in the trial last week.
  • 06 Apr 1921 The divorce action of Violet Howenstine against Edward Howenstine was dismissed yesterday at the plaintiff's cost.
  • 06 Apr 1921 Charles E. Myers is seeking a divorce from Margaret E. Myers, alleging among other things that she threatened to kill him with a razor.
  • 07 Apr 1921 Mary B. Alberson filed an action for a divorce from Edward Alberson, alleging that he was cruel and finally deserted her.
  • 08 Apr 1921 Judge Ballou, in superior court yesterday, refused a divorce to Alma G. Lopshire in her action against Charles H. Lopshire, after a hearing in which a strange domestic tangle was exposed. Mr. Lopshire told the court that he and his wife had continued to live together until yesterday morning. He said that they came down to the court room together and told of an unavailing effort to persuade his wife to dismiss the suit. He said that he even went so far as to give her money to pay her attorney prior to having the suit dismissed and that she kept the money and spent it for other purposes. His story was denied by the plaintiff. The six-year-old daughter of the couple was placed on the stand and it was largely on the basis of her testimony that the divorce was refused.
  • 08 Apr 1921 August Deuitch yesterday filed a cross-complaint to the divorce petition of Geneve Deuitch, alleging that the plaintiff deserted him and took with her a certificate of deposit for $800.
  • 08 Apr 1921 Charging that he abused her and used foul language in addressing her, Effie Quinn yesterday filed suit for a divorce from John Quinn.
  • 08 Apr 1921 Virgie M. Woods has filed suit for divorce from Alfred M. Woods and alleges that the defendant associates with a certain married woman and tells her of his relations.
  • 08 Apr 1921 Nora Newport was granted a divorce from Henry Newport with an allowance of $5 per week.
  • 08 Apr 1921 Ira Crawley was granted a divorce from Alberta Crawley and was ordered to pay $8 per week.
  • 09 Apr 1921 The divorce trial of Eleanor against Ora C'ne, which went to trial in superior court before Judge Ballou yesterday proved to be devoid of thrills despite extensive advertising which it received several weeks ago, when the plaintiff announced some rather unusual plans in connection with the trial. Court officers, it is learned, frowned on any plan to issue invitations to the trial or drape a costume on the little daughter of the parties in the presence of the court. The evidence heard yesterday was just the oft repeated recital of incompatability after the first flush of remance has faded and many of the spectators who were present when the case was called did not stay until the court adjourned. The intoduction of evidence was not completed at 5 o'clock and the hearing will be resumed to-day. Mrs. C'ne was the first witness to take the stand, and the only moment of pathos occurred when she wept while telling of her husband's treatment of her. "He often slapped me," she told the court, and went on to tell how she had been made to shake out the furnace while in a delicate condition. The case so far appears to be one of allegation and denial. Practically all the testimony given by one party was directly contradicted by the other, and no proof of any statement was introduced. Mrs. C'ne alleges that C'ne struck her, swore at her and used unspeakable language in her presence. Ora C'ne, on the other had, denied that he had struck her, and stated that he was unable to pay the large alimony asked by the petitioner. Rose Flo, little daughter of the C'nes, was not present during the proceedings.
  • 09 Apr 1921 Natgie J. Shie filed a petition for divorce from James P. Shie, alleging abuse. The petitioner states that she has had black and blue marks on her body annd limbs, resultant from being struck by her husband. They reside in Monroeville.
  • 09 Apr 1921 James Parker seeks annulment of his marriage to Hettie Parker, his cousin. Under the laws of Georgia the marriage of cousins is illegal; and this is the basis upon which the petition is made.
  • 09 Apr 1921 Mary Harris has been granted a divorce from Arthur Harris and was awarded the custody of their child.
  • 10 Apr 1921 No decision has been handed down in the suit for absolute divorce instituted by Mrs. Ora C'ne. Judge W. N. Ballou, of the superior court, after hearing all the evidence in the case, attempted a reconciliation between the persons concerned, privately, but was unable to accomplish that end. He withheld judgment, stating that he would make his decision known next week. Mrs. C'ne asked the custody of the three-year-old child, and $3,000 alimony. Mr. C'ne stated that he could not pay any such sum. The testimony revealed many peculiarities in the conduct of the household. Mr. C'ne designed hats and clothing for his eife, and she stated that she was expected to attend to the furnace. Mr. C'ne denied that he had every called is wife by any other epithet than "fool," and sought to prove to the satisfaction of the court that he was justified in its use. Mrs. C'ne wept when asked to tell the court the names she had been called by her husband. "Hard enough to make my face burn," Mrs. C'ne replied to a question regarding the severity of the blows alleged to have been struck by the defendant.
  • 10 Apr 1921 A cross complaint to the divorce proceedings instituted about two weeks ago by C.E. Myers was filed by Mrs. Margaret E. Myers yesterday. Mrs. Myers alleges that her husband has been guilty of misconduct with other women for a period of over five years. She declares that she has been aware of the facts, but stayed on with him because she knew that a man of his character needed some one to look after him. Mrs. Myers states that she reproached her husband on many occasions, and that in each case he would promise not to offend again. An absolute denial of her husband's assertion that she had tried to commit suicide was followed by a statement that he had tried to drink iodine on one occasion, but that she has been able to prevent him from accomplishing his purpose.
  • 12 Apr 1921 Judge W. N. Ballou granted May Forker a divorce from Eugene Forker in the superior court yesterday. Mrs. Forker testified to cruel treatment. Her husband did not contribute a penny towards her support, she declared. The defendant made a general denial of the charges and allegation and had no objection to offer to the bestowal of a divorce by the court.
  • 13 Apr 1921 Mrs. Eleanor M. C'ne was granted a divorce by Judge W. N. Ballou in the superior court yesterday afternoon, shortly after 5 o'clock. No alimony was allowed the plaintiff, and although she was given custody of the child, Flo Rose, she may not take it out of the jurisdiction of the court, without permission. Mr. C'ne is granted the right to see the child, and have it in his possession a reasonable time, but is also restricted from taking it beyong the jurisdiction of the court. He is required to pay a small sum of money for the support of the child only.
  • 13 Apr 1921 Mrs. Arthur Yacky filed suit for divorce from her husband on the grounds that her husband refused to talk to her except to scold her.
  • 13 Apr 1921 Mary L. Crawford withdrew her suit against Sherman Crawford in superior court.
  • 13 Apr 1921 Divorce was refused Hazel L. Drake from Lawrence Drake.
  • 13 Apr 1921 The suit of Vaughan Hoone against Envia Hoone was dismissed on motion of the plaitiff.
  • 14 Apr 1921 Bert Harring has filed a suit for divorce against Nettie Harring, alleging infidelity.
  • 15 Apr 1921 George Dannells filed suit against Marquerite Dannells for divorce yesterday, alleging infidelity and laziness. The plaintiff states that she left him to join a carnival show company, and when at home used profane and indecent language.
  • 15 Apr 1921 Council in the divorce proceedings of Frank A. Borgman against May E. Borgman yesterday reached an agreement which will be submitted to the court when the case is called to-day. Under the terms of the agreement, Mrs. Borgman is to receive the divorce on cross-complaint to be filed to-day and each party will take half of the property.
  • 15 Apr 1921 A divorce was granted Abbie Connett
  • 15 Apr 1921 A quarrel that started over a charge account resulted in the granting of a divorce to Hope Krauss from William R. Krauss.
  • 15 Apr 1921 Lottie M. Clibbon was given a divorce from Hart Clibbon in the superior court.
  • 15 Apr 1921 Judge Ballou took the case of Marie Horton against Earl Horton, divorce, under advisement.
  • 16 Apr 1921 A divorce was granted Clara Placeway and her maiden name of Gaff was restored on grounds of desertion and nonsupport by her husband, Clayton C. Placeway.
  • 17 Apr 1921 Elva Rehrer was granted a divorce from Frank Rehrer in the superior court yesterday. She was awarded the custody of a child and was allowed $3 a week for its support.
  • 17 Apr 1921 A suit for divorce was filed by Parkes Stauffer from Mary Stauffer, alleging infidelity.
  • 17 Apr 1921 Elmer S. Strong has filed suit for divorce from Bertha Strong.
  • 19 Apr 1921 A suit has been filed by Parker Stauffer for divorce from Mary Stauffer, alleging infidelity.
  • 19 Apr 1921 Elmer S. Strong filed suit for divorce from Bertha Strong, alleging curel treatment.
  • 19 Apr 1921 Mabel Hentizer filed suit for divorce from Henry Hentzler, alleging that he beat her and told her to "go ahead and get a divorce." The plaintiff asks $15 a week alimony.
  • 19 Apr 1921 Judge W. N. Ballou dismissed many divorce cases in the superior court today, among those completed were Hazel Franch against Carl French, Georgia Steele against Harry Steele, Marie Horton against Earl Horton and Pearl M. Axon against George W. W. Axon.
  • 19 Apr 1921 Divorce was granted to Gladys Yacky from Arthur Yacky in superior courtl.
  • 19 Apr 1921 Divorce was granted to Grace Kersh from Ray Kersh in superior court.
  • 19 Apr 1921 Divorce was granted to Lulu B. Angel from George M. Angel in superior court.
  • 19 Apr 1921 Gertrude Armstrong is required to show cause Saturday in her suit for divorce from Arthur Armstrong.
  • 20 Apr 1921 A suit for annulment of the marriage between Frederick Bohnke and Lillie Bohnke, in which the former alleges that he was tricked into marrying the latter, was continued in the superior court yesterday.
  • 20 Apr 1921 Frances E. Federspiel was granted a divorce from Charles M. Federspiel on a cross complaint.
  • 20 Apr 1921 The suit of Mayland Raquet against Juanita Raquet was dismissed.
  • 20 Apr 1921 Ora Taylor has filed divorce suit against James Taylor, alleging brutality.
  • 20 Apr 1921 George W. Sweitzer has filed divorce suit against Ida T. Sweitzer, alleging false accusation on her part.
  • 20 Apr 1921 Haley Ayres has filed suit for a divorce from Thomas Ayres alleging abandonment.
  • 20 Apr 1921 Samuel Novick has filed suit for a divorce from Irene Novick, alleging infidelity.
  • 20 Apr 1921 Clyde Atwater has filed suit for a divorce from Cora Atwater, alleging false accusation.
  • 21 Apr 1921 A new development in the case of Fordyce Noonan against Josephine Noonan, suit for divorce, was brought to light yesterday when the defendant filed a cross-complaint and a suit for $5,000 damages against Anna Noonan, her mother-in-law, alleging alienation of affections. She also asked for an order of restraint against the disposal of the property of the defendant, or the withdrawal of money said to be reposing in the Tri-State Loan & Trust company. Mrs. Noonan stated that she was a widow at the time of her marriage to Fordyce Noonan, and that she married him in spite of an "obscure past and cloudy prospects for the future." The plaintiff avers that Anna Noonan endeavered to get the $10,000 insurance policy taken out by her son during his service in the war assigned to her instead of to his wife, and failing in this, made disparaging and defamatory remarks about her to her husband, which finally resulted in a suit for divorce. The motives for the alleged acts of Anna Noonan were attributed by Josephine Noonan to her mercenary spirit, alleging that the older woman would benefit materially should her son obtain a divorce.
  • 21 Apr 1921 Ellen Arnett has filed a suit for divorce from Harold Arnette.
  • 21 Apr 1921 Susie Mack has filed a suit for divorce from Roy Mack.
  • 22 Apr 1921 Alleging threats and attempts against her life, Pauline Schwartz filed suit against William Schwartz, now an inmate of the county penal farm. She was forced to take refuge with neighbors on several occasions. Hunger was not unknown to Mrs. Schwartz and her child, and certain charitable institutions were approached in order to obtain subsistence, she avers. A plea of $12 a week in made on the ground that her husband is capable of earning good wages.
  • 22 Apr 1921 Edna Deutschman has filed suit for divorce from Doois Deutchman alleging brutal treatment.
  • 22 Apr 1921 Frank Martin has filed suit for divorce from Rebecca Martin.
  • 22 Apr 1921 A cross complaint was filed in the case of Harriet A. Dawson against John W. Dawson.
  • 22 Apr 1921 A divorce was granted Alma Lopshire from Charles S. Lopshire, within a few hours of the filing of the suit.
  • 22 Apr 1921 A grandmother was awarded the custody of two little children when Edith Skelton obtained a divorce from Ben Skelton.
  • 22 Apr 1921 Minnie Wyatt has petitioned for an allowance in her suit for divorce from Marion Wyatt.
  • 22 Apr 1921 Judge Ballou dismissed the divorce suit of Theodore Beberstein against Virginia Beberstein.
  • 23 Apr 1921 Judge Ballou dismissed a suit for divorce in which Elena Osterman was alleged by her husband, the plaintiff, to have a habit of chewing tobacco, and spitting at him. The judge ordered two children to be taken to the court chamber, and advised a young couple who entered to seek enlightenment in the laws at some other time. "The case," he said, "is not nice."
  • 23 Apr 1921 Lawrence D. Haslup has filed suit for divorce from Nina Haslup.
  • 23 Apr 1921 Edith Fickle has filed suit for divorce from Charles Fickle.
  • 23 Apr 1921 Ona May Goble has asked for separation of bed and board from Wheeler Goble.
  • 23 Apr 1921 A restraining order against the railroad employing Charles Fickle was granted Edith Fickle, in her suit for divorce. The railroad is restrained from paying certain money due the defendant.
  • 23 Apr 1921 The plaintiff was granted a restraining order in the case of Bertha Freimuth against Leo A. Freimuth, for divorce.
  • 23 Apr 1921 The plaintiff was granted a divorce in the case of Rosella K. Schomaker against Louis H. Shoemaker, and her maiden name of Lindner restored to her.
  • 24 Apr 1921 A divorce was granted Gladys Tareggia from Charles Tareggia and the maiden name of the plaintiff was restored to her.
  • 24 Apr 1921 The case of Mabel Hentzler against Henry Hentzler, divorce, was dismissed on the motion of the plaintiff.
  • 24 Apr 1921 An allowance and the plaintiff's attorney fees were ordered against the defendant in the case of Marie L. Welsh against George H. Welsh for divorce.
  • 24 Apr 1921 Emma Bigelow has filed a suit for divorce against Percy Bigelow.
  • 24 Apr 1921 Josephine Bulga has filed a suit for divorce against Ferdinand Bulga.
  • 26 Apr 1921 The suit for divorce filed by Sophia Bodigan against Jack Bodigan was dismissed in the superior court.
  • 27 Apr 1921 Alleging that the defendant led her to believe that he was a man of means when he married her, and that he in reality owned no property, Jennie Sites Orr has filed suit for divorce from Robert W. Orr. Mrs. Orr states that her husband was wont to leave the house in the morning without lighting a fire and that she had to rise and light fires for herself, often leaving a sick-bed. An antipathy for work on her husband's part is also alleges. Mrs. Orr claims that she had great difficulty in keeping him busy. He seldom lasted longer that a week or two at any job that she found for him, she states.
  • 27 Apr 1921 Naomi C. Huth has filed suit for divorce from Alfred J. Huth.
  • 27 Apr 1921 Eliza Egli has filed suit for divorce from Paul Egli.
  • 27 Apr 1921 Kate Coonage has filed suit for divorce from Lubmier Coonage.
  • 27 Apr 1921 Frances McClellan has filed suit for divorce from Raymong McClellan.
  • 27 Apr 1921 Celestia Irelan has filed suit for divorce from Joseph Irelan.
  • 28 Apr 1921 Florence Paxton has filed suit for divorce from Howard Paxton.
  • 28 Apr 1921 Kenneth W. Hubecker has filed suit for divorce from Pauline L. Hubecker.
  • 28 Apr 1921 Charles W. Raabe has filed suit for divorce from Helen B. Raabe.
  • 28 Apr 1921 Ada Schallenberger has filed suit for divorce from Leo Schallenberger.
  • 28 Apr 1921 Lucile Ray has filed suit for divorce from Alvin Ray.
  • 28 Apr 1921 Eliza Egli succeeded in obtaining a restraining order in her suit against Paul Egli for divorce.
  • 28 Apr 1921 The cuit for divorce of Lillie M. Cobb against Thomas L. Cobb was dismissed on the motion of the plaintiff.
  • 28 Apr 1921 A divorce was granted Charles V. Turner from Ebba C. Turner, and the plaintiff ordered not to marry within two years from the date of the decree.
  • 29 Apr 1921 Elsie Crockett has filed a suit for divorce from Hinton Crockett.
  • 29 Apr 1921 Minnie Bolling has filed a suit for divorce from Frank Bolling.
  • 29 Apr 1921 A cross complaint has been filed by the defendant in the case of Dorsey White against Lillian White.
  • 30 Apr 1921 A sensational suit for divorce was filed late yesterday afternoon by Cora Dornte, who alleges in her petition that her husband, Thoedore Dornte, gambled, drank, cursed and swore at her and beat her on several occassions. During one conflict with him, the plaintiff alleges, he struck her on the nose with sufficient force to fracture the bone. Mrs. Dornte states that she is in fear of her husband doing her some other injury, and seeks an order from the court enjoining him from molesting her in the future.
  • 30 Apr 1921 Marie Horton was granted a restraining order in her suit against Earl Horton for divorce.
  • 30 Apr 1921 Carnie Bills has filed suit for divorce against Clarence Bills.

  • 01 May 1921 Bertha P. Roe has filed suit for divorce against Caleb E. Roe.
  • 01 May 1921 Catherine E. France has filed suit for divorce against Wesley E. France.
  • 01 May 1921 Emma R. Fordyce has filed suit for divorce against Harvey E. Fordyce.
  • 01 May 1921 The suit of Mary Neuman against Herman Neuman, fivorce has been dismissed by Judge Ballou in superior court.
  • 01 May 1921 The suit of Eda Conrad Lewis for modification of decree has been dismissed by Judge Ballou in superior court.
  • 03 May 1921 Hazel Warnick has filed a suit for divorce against Clarence Warnick.
  • 03 May 1921 Maude Wolfe asked a dismissal of her suit againt James Wolfe for divorce. It was granted in superior court.
  • 03 May 1921 The restraining order obtained by Eliza Egli in her suit against Paul Elgi, for divorce, was modified to allow the husband to visit his own home.
  • 04 May 1921 Jennie L. Blust has filed suit for divorce from Frank J. Blust.
  • 04 May 1921 Edward Malowski has filed suit for divorce from Laura Malowski.
  • 04 May 1921 The defendant has filed an application for support in the case of Clyde Atwater against Cora M. Atwater for divorce in the superior court.
  • 04 May 1921 A divorce was granted Charles W. Raabe from Helen B. Raabe, in the superior court yesterday.
  • 04 May 1921 Judge Ballou dismissed the suit for divorce instituted by George Barrone against Grace Barrone upon motion of the plaintiff.
  • 05 May 1921 Cornelious Wilson has filed suit for divorce from Elizabeth Wilson.
  • 05 May 1921 George C. Covault has filed suit for divorce from Mary Fair Covault.
  • 05 May 1921 Adeline Baumgartner has filed suit for divorce from Edwin E. Baumgartner.
  • 06 May 1921 Anna Schlink asked that her suit against Sylvester Schlink be dismissed in superior court.
  • 06 May 1921 Alva Mill asked that his suit against Florence Miller be dismissed in superior court.
  • 06 May 1921 Fordyce Noonan was directed to pay a small sum weekly towards the support of Josephine Noonan, against whom he has brought suit for divorce.
  • 06 May 1921 Judge Ballou granted a divorce to William D. Kimball from Vivian M. Kimball in the superior court.
  • 06 May 1921 Florence Wolfe was granted a decree of divorce from Curt Wolfe in the superior court.
  • 06 May 1921 Della Sampson has filed suit for divorce from Lewis R. Sampson alleging threats against her life.
  • 07 May 1921 Jennie T. Breen has filed suit for divorce against Harry T. Breen alleging cruelty.
  • 07 May 1921 Clara Bishoff has filed suit for divorce against George Bishoff and has asked for a restraining order.
  • 08 May 1921 Stating that Edward Holden, an official in the Good Samaritan Army told her that he possessed a large amount of real estate as an inducement for her to marry him, and admitted that he had nothing soon afterwards, Maggie Holden filed suit for divorce from his yesterday. Mrs. Holden also sought an order from the court restraining him from attempting to molest her, as she feared that he would do her bodily injury. Holden is a stong, able-bodied man, according to his wife. He earns $20 a week, she says, and deducts a percentage of the money he collects for charitable purposes. Mrs. Holden states that her husband has cursed and beaten her before her child, and has failed to provide for her. She calls him "niggardly." The defendant was in the city court Saturday to answer a charge of assault and battery, but his wife dismissed the charge and filed suit for divorce.
  • 08 May 1921 Benjamin Grashoff has been ordered to pay for the support of his wife, Louise Grashoff, pending the hearing of his suit for divorce from her.
  • 08 May 1921 Marie Cashian was granted a divorce from Robert Cashian.
  • 08 May 1921 Lennie Lindeman was awarded a decree in her suit for divorce from Thomas Lindeman.
  • 10 May 1921 Mrs. Jennie Breen received her third decree of divorce yesterday when she received her second decree from Harry Breen, in the superior court.
  • 10 May 1921 Louise Norwald was granted a divorce from Conrad Norwald in superior court.
  • 10 May 1921 Beulah McKnight asked and received a dismissal of her suit for divorce from Harry McKnight in superior court yesterday.
  • 10 May 1921 The suit for divorce instituted by Mrs. Edward Holden wife of an official in the Good Samaritan army, was withdrawn yesterday. There will be no further action taken she says.
  • 11 May 1921 Virgie Carpenter has filed suit for divorce against Wesley Carpenter.
  • 11 May 1921 The suit for divorce instituted by Josephine Bulga against Ferdinand Bulga was dismissed in the superior court upon the application of the plaintiff.
  • 11 May 1921 Edith Nern was granted a divorce from Louis H. Nern upon a cross complaint.
  • 12 May 1921 Blanche M. Greiner has filed suit for divorce against William Greiner.
  • 12 May 1921 Golda Hinton has filed suit for divorce against Frank Hinton.
  • 12 May 1921 Alva Miller has filed suit for divorce against Florence Miller.
  • 12 May 1921 Mrs. Ora Gunther has filed suit against Charles Gunther for divorce, alleging that he has been drunk for 23 years. He beat her and cursed her, she claims and asks $10,000 alimony.
  • 13 May 1921 George Covault was ordered to contribute to the support of May Fair Covault against whom he has instituted divorce proceedings.
  • 14 May 1921 Mere H. Blake was granted a divorce from Alpha B. Blake in the superior court yesterday after she had testified that her husband beat her, cursed her and threatened to kill her. Blake was not present in court. Mrs. Blake stated that she has never received reasonable support from her husband, who she said was a confirmed drunkard. Tears stood out in the young woman's eyes as she testified that her husband made her work in the fields on his father's farm. Edra, their child, is staying with the parents of her husband who do not mistreat it, the plaintiff said, adding that she paid for its support out of money earned as a housekeeper.
  • 14 May 1921 William Patterson late yesterday fild a suit against Louisa Patterson and L. C. Catron for $5,000 damages for alleged alienation of affections. A suit for divorce was filed in this connection some time ago. The plaintiff alleges that L. C. Catron bought his wife expensive presents, and took her upon trips with him over the country. Some of the trips extended over two days, notably one to Indianapolis, one to Lake James and snother to Decatur, he says, and the plaintiff says he can ten checks endorsed by his wife and drawn by the defendant.
  • 14 May 1921 Gladys M. Quince was granted a divorce from Clarence A. Quince, and Judge Ballou restored to the plaintiff her maiden ane, of Allway.
  • 14 May 1921 Harvey E. Fordyce was order to contribute to the support of his wife Emma Fordyce who has instituted divorce proceedings against him.
  • 14 May 1921 A divorce was granted Josie Riehle from John Riehle. The plaintiff was awarded the custody of the children.
  • 14 May 1921 Leon Schallenberger was refused a divorce from Ada Schallenberger by Judge Ballou after it had been shown that there were no grounds upon which to base a plea.
  • 14 May 1921 A cross complaint and an application for a restraining order have been filed by the defendant in the case of Ephraim Behner against Marie Behner, for divorce.
  • 14 May 1921 Marie Warnich has filed suit for divorce against Estell Warnick.
  • 15 May 1921 Helen Hartman has filed suit for divorce from Lawrence J. Hartman, alleging that the defendant, a groceryman, beat her so badly that she carried marks of his violence for weeks at a time. Mrs. Hartman asks $3,000 alimony. The plaintiff states that her husband, for whom she worked in his father's grocery store was crutal. He threw her downstairs about two weeks ago, she says, and claims that she has had to make her residence with her parents.
  • 15 May 1921 A cross complaint has been filed by Florence Miller, against whom Alva Miller recently instituted divorce proceedings in which she denies that her husband has any fear of her, or needs an order restraining her from inflicting bodily injury upon him. Mrs. Miller states that her husband is an habitual drinker of "home-brew" and other concoctions of his own manufacture, is singularly unclean in his habits about the couse, and uses bad language. The defendant asks that her husband be restrained from squandering his wages.
  • 15 May 1921 Mabel G. Puckett has filed a suit for divorce against James. G. Puckett, alleging habitual drunkenness.
  • 15 May 1921 Wilma Hendricks was granted a divorce from Edward Hentricks in superior court.
  • 15 May 1921 The plaintiff was ordered to suppor the defendant in the case of Charles Meyers against Margaret Meyers.
  • 15 May 1921 Albert Conn was ordered to support his wife, during the pendancy of divorce proceedings, in the case of Florence Conn against Albert B. Conn.
  • 15 May 1921 A divorce was granted Herbert French from Lucy French on grounds of desertion. Property rights were settled out of court.
  • 18 May 1921 Alleging that when he was lying in a hospital with his leg broken in five places his wife entertained several men at his home, William Greiner against whom Blanche M. Greiner has filed suit for divorce, entered a cross complaint late today in the superior court. The defendant states that there has been friction between himself and his wife over the occupancy of a room in his house of a man whom he knows as "Doctor" George Work. The "Doctor," he alleges, apparently ministers to the dead, and his wife allocated a room in his house to the man for whatever purpose he wished. Greiner alleges that his wife knows the character of the man and refuses to order him out, and the man himself refuses to go. Mrs. Greiner is accused in the cross complaint of using profane and often indecent language before and to her oldest daughter and of staying out late at night, and of unfaithfulness.
  • 18 May 1921 Bessie Marlatt has filed suit for divorce against Frank G. Marlatt.
  • 18 May 1921 Lawrence D. Haslup was refused a divorce from Nina Haslup by Judge Ballou, despite the fact that when the young man found tha his mission was to be fruitless, his wife appeared with a plea that the divorce might be granted. The judge censured the young woman for her seeming lack of regard for the bonds of matrimony and the interests of her children, declaring that there were no ground for divorce.
  • 18 May 1921 Wheeler Goble has filed suit to set aside the divorce that was granted by his former wife Ona May Goble, last week by default.
  • 18 May 1921 Adeline Baumgartner was granted a divorce from Edward T. Baumgartner by Special Judge Albert E. Thomas in superior court.
  • 18 May 1921 Judge Sol A. Wood granted a divorce to Mary Hane Bair from Amos Bair in circuit court.
  • 19 May 1921 Hugo Bleich has filed suit for divorce against Edith Bleich.
  • 19 May 1921 Sarah M. Woods has filed suit for divorce against Chester A. Woods.
  • 19 May 1921 Judge Ballou stated that he lacked jurisdiction over the defendant in the case of Edward Malowski against Laura Malowski for divorce.
  • 20 May 1921 Irene Dubon has filed suit for divorce against John Dubon.
  • 20 May 1921 George Barrone has filed suit for divorce against Grace Barrone.
  • 20 May 1921 Ada Schallenberger has filed suit for divorce against Leo Schallenberger.
  • 20 May 1921 Marie Smith has filed suit for divorce against Chester Smith.
  • 20 May 1921 Grace Liebig has filed suit for divorce against Homer Liebig.
  • 20 May 1921 Agnes Agenbroad has filed suit for divorce against Harry Agenbroad.
  • 20 May 1921 Bertha Teach was granted a divorce from Jacob Teach on grounds of cruelty. The plaintiff was awarded the custody of her child, and ordered not to marry within two year.
  • 21 May 1921 Mary Double has filed suit for divorce against Daniel Double.
  • 21 May 1921 Flora Campbell has filed suit for divorce against William Campbell.
  • 21 May 1921 A divorce was granted Jennie Blust from Frank J. Blust in the superior court. The plaintiff received the custody of her child.
  • 21 May 1921 The custody of four children was awarded Ora Taylor, who was granted a divorce from James Taylor. Her maiden name of Jacobs was restored to her.
  • 22 May 1921 Maude Colvin has filed suit for divorce from Charles Colvin.
  • 22 May 1921 Marie Shankland has filed suit for divorce from Raymond Shankland.
  • 23 May 1921 Vincent Speck has filed suit for divorce from Edna Speck.
  • 23 May 1921 In superior court the suit for divorce of Bertha Freimuth against Leo Freimuth has been dismissed.
  • 23 May 1921 A change of venue of judge has been filed in the case of George W. Sweitzer against Ida T. Sweitzer for divorce.
  • 25 May 1921 John Williams has filed suit for divorce from Berdie Williams.
  • 25 May 1921 Fred Shoaff was appointed special judge to try the case of George W. Sweitzer against Ida T. Sweitzer for divorce.
  • 25 May 1921 The suit for divorce instituted by Eliza Egli against Paul Egli was dismissed in the superior court.
  • 25 May 1921 The order restraining the Pennsylvania railroad from paying Charles Gunther his wages wad dissolved after it was ahown that his bank account has been tied up by his wife's attorneys, and that he has no other means of support.
  • 25 May 1921 Luckey Laflamme was order not to remarry within two years when she was granted a divorce from Harry Laflamme.
  • 26 May 1921 Florence Miller against whom Alva Miller has filed suit for divorce, has applied for an allowance and attorneys fees.
  • 26 May 1921 Ona May Goble was granted her second divorce from Wheeler A. Goble, who pretested that he had not been given a chance to appear at the previous hearing. She obtained the custody of a child and was granted an allowance.
  • 26 May 1921 The suit for divorce instituted by Pearl Cobb against Glenn Cobb was dismissed.
  • 26 May 1921 Anges Grimm has filed suit for divorce against David G. Grimm alleging non-support.
  • 26 May 1921 Anna Cook has filed suit for divorce against Luke L. Cook, alleging association with another woman.
  • 26 May 1921 Jessie Mudd has filed suit for divorce against James Mudd.
  • 27 May 1921 Alleging that her husband left her to support herself while he made an extended trip to Michigan, and that she was forced to go to the Wayne township trustee to obtain assistance, Pearl L. Cobb has filed suit for divorce from Glenn Cobb. A similar suit was dismissed by her recently. Her husband was unfaithful to her, she declares, and had to be removed by force from the room of one of her boarders on one occasion. Upon another occasion he was seen with his arm around the same woman, the plaintiff states. Mrs. Cobb ways that he used bad language in from of their children. She seeks the custody of the children.
  • 27 May 1921 Nina Haslup has filed suit for divorce against Lawrence D. Haslup.
  • 28 May 1921 The case of Alvira Miller for divorce from Charles A. Miller, which was venued from Allen county to DeKalb county has been returned to the superior court. The plaintiff who sues for absolute divorce and $4,000 alimony, states in her petition that she is more than 58 years old. Mrs. Miller alleges that her husband falsely accuses her of gamiliarity with other men, and denies the parentage of her children. The Millers have been absolute strangers to each other over 17 years, although they often lived in the same house, according to the plaintiff. The plaintiff states that the defendant bought another home recently and established himself there, and only returned to the abode for a sufficient length of time to complete a deed to some property.
  • 28 May 1921 Freda Craig has filed suit for divorce against Frank Craig.
  • 28 May 1921 Alma Tindall has filed suit for divorce against Elmer Leroy Tindall.
  • 28 May 1921 Clara J. Lyman has filed suit for divorce against Francis E. Lyman, alleging nonsupport.
  • 28 May 1921 The divorce case of Mary Branstrator against Dallas Branstrator in which is involved $10,000 alimony, was venued to DeKalb county on motion of the defendant. The witnesses had gathered in the courthouse when the announcement was made.
  • 28 May 1921 Sepcial Judge Ray P. McAdams took the divorce case of Bert Harring against Nettie Harring under advisement until this morning. The case was a long one, consisting of allegation and denial, with no support from witnesses. Marring declared that his wife was unfaithful and was unable to proe it to the satisfaction of the court, and Mrs. Harring made the same allegation in her cross-complaint and added the statements also lacked corroboration. Judge McAdams gave the attorneys a recess in which to make any adjustment possible, and it was finally agreed that the plaintiff withdraw his complaint and allow the defendant to divorce him on her cross-complaint. Property rights will be settled over night, it was said.
  • 29 May 1921 Emma Waltz has filed suit for divorce against Alonzo R. Waltz.
  • 29 May 1921 Samuel A. Rossetti has filed suit for divorce against Antonetta Rossetti.
  • 29 May 1921 The restraining order against Arizona Brown in connection with the divorce case of Anna Smith against Grant Smith was modified in order that he might draw money from the bank.
  • 29 May 1921 Agnes E. Agenbroad dismissed her suit against Harry Agenbroad for divorce.
  • 29 May 1921 Mabel Puckett dismissed her suit for divorce from James Puckett.
  • 29 May 1921 Nettie Harring was granted a divorce from Bert Harring by Special Judge Ray P. McAdams after the plaintiff dismissed the second paragraph of his complaint. The defendant has filed a cross-complaint.

  • 01 Jun 1921 The divorce suit of Mrs. Anna Cook against Luke Cook was dismissed in the superior court on motion of the plaintiff, after a tragic scene had been enacted at the home of the Cooks, Saturday afternoon. Mrs. Cook returned to her home to obrain some of her belongings, with Deputy Sheriff Capp, who was forced to struggle with Cook for the possession of a rifle with which he declared he would kill himself if she did not return to him. Deputy Capp was successful in his attempt to foil the suicide, and Cook proceeded to beg his wife to return. She went away with Capp, but promised to consider his proposal. The dismissal was the result of a reconsideration of the divorce proceedings.
  • 01 Jun 1921 Alva Zaugg has filed suit for divorce against Susie Hardester Zaugg.
  • 01 Jun 1921 Mary Double has been allowed attorney's fee and an allowance in her suit for divorce from Daniel Double.
  • 02 Jun 1921 The divorce case of Harry Vaughn vs. Charlotte Vaughn was dismissed in circuit court.
  • 02 Jun 1921 The divorce case of Adeline Lung vs. Daniel Lung was dismissed in circuit court.
  • 02 Jun 1921 The divorce case of Carl Piepenbrink vs. Margaret Piepenbrink was dismissed in circuit court.
  • 02 Jun 1921 Hazel Johnston has filed suit for divorce against John Johnston.
  • 02 Jun 1921 Minnie Stapleton has filed suit for divorce against Robert F. Stapleton.
  • 03 Jun 1921 Gilbert Morrison has filed suit for divorce against Nellie Morrison.
  • 03 Jun 1921 Alva Miller was ordered to pay $12 a week toward the support of Florence Miller against whom he has filed a suit for divorce. Mrs. Miller stated that her husband had advertised that he would not be responsible for his wife's debts and sent the bill to her for payment. She has filed a cross complaint.
  • 04 Jun 1921 Lawyers of the fairer sex are still ucommon enough in the local courts to case comment when they conduct the case in hand with the ease of a veteran of the courts of justice, it seems, for the superior court was filled with spectators when the case of Hugo Bleich against Edith Bleich for divorce was tried, when it was noised about that a woman was to appear for the plaintiff. Miss Nellie Pape, who was admitted to the bar nearly four years ago, but who has hitherto contined her efforts to the courts of justices of the peace, appeared for Hugo Bleich and proved to the sarisfaction of the court that the man was entitled to be granted a divorce after she had made Mrs. Bleich admit that she had deserted her husband and went about with whomsoever she pleased.
  • 04 Jun 1921 Irma Lewis has filed suit for annulment of marriage from Ray Lewis.
  • 05 Jun 1921 Marie Smith has filed suit for divorce against Chester Smith.
  • 05 Jun 1921 Effie Stevens has filed a supplementary complaint for divorce against Norman Stevens.
  • 05 Jun 1921 Ida Brown was granted a divorce and the restoration of her maiden name of Vardaman on a cross complaint to the suit of Curtis Brown for divorce from her.
  • 05 Jun 1921 Delia Sampson has dismissed her suit for divorce from Lewis R. Sampson in the superior court.
  • 07 Jun 1921 Ada Schallenberger has filed an application for an allowance in connection with her divorce against Leo Schallenberger.
  • 08 Jun 1921 Alleging that the defendant made no provision for her support since their marriage last January, Jean Quicksell has filed suit against Howard A. Quicksell for divorce and adequate support. The plaintiff states that her husband took her to the home of his parents and subjected her to a great deal of petty annoyance. On one occasion he hit her, she says. Mrs. Quicksell does not wish to live with her husband's parents, she states. Instead, she ask $2,000 alimony, $100 attorney fees, $100 cash to spend on immediate "necessities," and $100 a month support money during the pendency of the suit. Quicksell receives about $150 a month for his services as musician in Watt's orchestra, says the plaintiff.
  • 08 Jun 1921 Cora B. Wagner has filed suit for divorce against Charles W. Wagner.
  • 08 Jun 1921 Helen M. Mitzner has filed suit for divorce from Herman Mitzner.
  • 08 Jun 1921 Albert Conn, against whom Florence Conn has brought suit for divorce, has filed a petition for the return of a bank book at present said to be in the hands of his wife. He states that he is unable to pay money on a piece of porperty that he is buying without it.
  • 09 Jun 1921 Elizabeth Cook has filed suit for divorce against Martin Cook.
  • 10 Jun 1921 Judge Ballou granted a change of venue in the divorce suit of nina M. Haslup against Lawrence D. Haslup.
  • 10 Jun 1921 Mamie C. Anderson has filed a suit for divorce from Warner C. Anderson. She alleges cruelty and say she frequently was compelled to stay in bed several days at a time as the result of his cruelty. She says he frequently expressed his doubt as to her chastity.
  • 11 Jun 1921 Edna E. Derbin has filed suit for divorce against William S. Durbie.
  • 11 Jun 1921 Effie Quinn was granted a divorce from John Quinn after the defendant had been called and failed to appear.
  • 12 Jun 1921 Jennie Baulky has filed suit for divorce against Maurice Baulky.
  • 14 Jun 1921 Delia Sampson has filed a suit for divorce against L. R. Sampson.
  • 14 Jun 1921 Adah Luther has filed a suit for divorce against George Luther.
  • 15 Jun 1921 The married life of Hattie and Dorsey White, which lasted only two weeks proved to be a vale of tears, according to the testimony of Mrs. White in her suit for divorce heard yesterday afternoon by Special Judge W. H. Schannen in an ante-room of the superior court. The plaintiff, in describing her brief marital experience while on the stand testified that her husband married her, wept continuously for two weeks, threatened to kill himself and then deserted her. She was granted a divorce. The couple has been separated for over a year, she testified. "I don't know what made him bawl," Mrs. White said. "He just bawled and bawled," she added. She was visibly affected. " He would look at me, and then start to bawl," the witness volunteered plaintively. "He cried nearly all the time he lived with me and then told me he would kill himself." It developed that the couple had known each other a little more than a week before they had married. Mrs. White said that they had lived happily enough, "apart from his eternal bawling," on the $12 the defendant was able to earn during the two weeks of their honeymoon.
  • 15 Jun 1921 Kate Howenstein has filed suit for divorce against Julius Howenstein.
  • 15 Jun 1921 Ervine Dannenfelser has filed suit for divorce against Delores Dannenfelser.
  • 15 Jun 1921 Lorretta Bernice Stein was granted a divorce by Special Judge William C. Geake after hearing the pitiful story of her married life with Paul Frederick Stein, which culminated in the desertion of her and her nine-month's-old child.
  • 16 Jun 1921 Dolores Dannenfelser filed a sensational cross complaint in the superior court in answer to the suit of Ervine Dannenfelser for divorce. The defendant alleges that her husband threatened her with death by poisoning and shooting if she refused to accede to his demand that she implicate a certain man in order that he might be blackmailed. She was to charge the man with the alienation of her affections, she said. The plaintiff filed a suit for divorce yesterday on the ground that his wife nagged him uncessantly and associated with a man to whom he objected. Mrs. Dannenfelser's reply was filed within 24 hours of the original complaint. The defendant alleges that the scheme propounded by her husband was to charge a person with the alienation of her affections, and then obtain money from him by threats of criminal prosecution and wide publicity. Mrs. Dannenfelser states that she refused to play her part in the conspiracy and claims she was threatened with poison and bullets. She asks an order from the court restraining him from molesting her, and $10,000 alimony, attorney fees and proper support during the pending of the suit.
  • 16 Jun 1921 George McAngues has filed suit for divorce against Carrie V. McAngues.
  • 16 Jun 1921 Grace Eyler has filed suit for divorce against John Eyler.
  • 16 Jun 1921 Bertha Forst has filed suit for divorce against Sherman Forst.
  • 17 Jun 1921 Georgianna Ersig has filed suit for divorce against Charles Ersig.
  • 17 Jun 1921 Judge Ballou in superior court granted Hazel May Parker a divorce from Joseph Parker.
  • 17 Jun 1921 Judge Ballou in superior court granted Harriett R. Dawson a divorce from John A. Dawson.
  • 17 Jun 1921 Judge Ballou in superior court granted Frances McClellan a divorce from Raymond M. McClellan.
  • 18 Jun 1921 Bertha Boitet has filed a suit for divorce against John Boitet.
  • 18 Jun 1921 Lenna Adney has filed a suit for divorce against Orville Adney.
  • 18 Jun 1921 Sadie Stull has filed a suit for divorce against Charles S. Stull.
  • 18 Jun 1921 George Marks was awarded a divorce from Estella Marks and given the custody of his 7- year-old child.
  • 18 Jun 1921 Alva Miller has dismissed his suit for divorce from Florence Miller.
  • 18 Jun 1921 The court refused a divorce to Alva Zanugg from Susie Zaugg.
  • 19 Jun 1921 John H. Myres has filed a suit for divorce against Ida Myres.
  • 19 Jun 1921 Celia L. Krall has filed a suit for divorce against Harry Krall.
  • 19 Jun 1921 Judge Ballou in superior court granted a divorce to John Kintz from Margaret Kintz.
  • 19 Jun 1921 Judge Ballou in superior court granted a divorce to Verla M. Wright from Martin D. Wright.
  • 19 Jun 1921 Judge Ballou in superior court granted a divorce to Georgianna Ersig from Charles Ersig.
  • 19 Jun 1921 Judge Ballou in superior court granted a divorce to Celia Krall from Harry Krall.
  • 19 Jun 1921 The chief cause for the strife between Florence Conn and Albert Conn would appear to be the custody of the children. Last week the defendant obtained permission from the court to visit his children every alternate Saturday and Sunday, but the plaintiff yesterday succeeded in obtaining an order prohibiting him from visiting her house, and the children are now taken to the home of Conn's sister at 1610 West Main street, before the time of his official visit.
  • 21 Jun 1921 Rosella Klinger Richter has filed a suit for $1,000 damages for graudulent marriage against William J. Richter, claiming that he had no intention of living up to his marriage vows when he married her and that he mistreated her from the date of their marriage unntil he deserted her. Mrs. Richter states that she obtained his consent to the marriage after threatening to prosecute him of he refused. She had execellent grounds, she said. The defendant married her, the plaintiff alleges, and then commenced to treat her with the greatest cruelty. He absolutley failed to provide for her, she avers. When she was lying in bed, sick with a child in her arms, the defendant deserted her, she alleges.
  • 21 Jun 1921 Gladys L. Wheatley has filed a suit for divorce against John W. Wheatley.
  • 21 Jun 1921 Alva Zaugg has filed a suit for divorce against Susie Hardesty Zaugg alleging unfaithfulness.
  • 22 Jun 1921 Judge Ballou was forced to become a private detective late yesterday afternoon when a case in superior court developed into a tangle that required his personal supervision in the solution, the defendant in a divorce suit denying the allegations of her husband regarding support and extraneous witnesses being required. About two weeks ago Calvin Rohrbaugh filed a suit for divorce from Matilda Rohrbaugh, alleging that the defendant was unfaithful to him. He named a co-respondent and told of having been knocked down by his wife's paramour when he remonstrated with her for staying out with him until 1 o'clock in the morning. When his wife learned of the suit she "put her arms around hime and cried," he says. He made preparations with his attorney to dismiss the suit and at the suggestion of his wife, borrowed $300 in order that she "could go away and rest her disordered nerves," he says. He went with her to a loan agency, and after mortgaging his furniture, gave her $260 of the amount, he told the court. Two days after he fave his wife enough money to go away with, she filed a cross-complaint for divorce against him, and precluded any chance of his dismissal of the original suit, he says. Mrs. Rohrbaugh flatly denied having received the money from him since May 5. "One of you two is lying," the judge remarked sternly. Both reiterated their statements regarding the money. Rohrbaugh told of having allowed his wife $107 a month for the past two years by working overtime. His salary is $86 a month, but by hard work he is able to double it quite often, he said. It developed that he was supporting not only his wife but her brother and his wife and child. There was an agreement for the payment of $20 a month for their support, which was not attended to, he testified. "That is all for the present," Judge Ballou told the attorneys. "I will take the matter of support under advisement," he added. The judge personally satisfied himself as to the financial situation of the woman after obtaining certain data from her husband. Telephone communication with tradesman with whom the woman dealt, showed that she was in possession of "quite a roll of cash," paid "spot cash," and was a "good customer," She had forgotton the necessity for support until more than two weeks after he separation from her husband, and nearly six weeks after the las time she said she received any money from him, it developed. Rohrbaugh complained to his attorney that he had been followed for several days by a woman. The woman followed him into the courthouse, he said, and proceeded to point her out. It was remarked that she followed him out again, too.
  • 22 Jun 1921 Mrs. Helen Ingram Gray was granted a divorce from E. D. Gray, 328 East Pontiac street in the superior court by Judge Ballou late yesterday afternoon, on a cross complaint to the suit brought by her husband. The case developed an unusual parallel, in that bouth parites filed identical charges. Gray brought the action upon grounds of excessive cruelty, and his wife answered the complaint with a cross petition alleging the same offense.
  • 22 Jun 1921 Judge Ballou granted a divorce in superior court to Celestia Irelan from Joseph Irelan.
  • 22 Jun 1921 Judge Ballou granted a divorce in superior court to Lenna M. Adney from Orville Adney.
  • 22 Jun 1921 Judge Ballou granted a divorce in superior court to Louise Grashoff from Benjamin Grashoff on her cross complaint.
  • 22 Jun 1921 Vern O. Uhrick has filed a suit for divorce against Hazel Uhrick.
  • 23 Jun 1921 Alva Zaugg was granted a divorce from Susie Hardesty Zaugg by Special Judge William C. Geake in the superior court yesterday after the defendant had testified that she did not like him as well as she did her first husband. Her only objection to her former husband was that he had no money, she said. Zaugg testified that his suspicions were aroused when he met his wife with her former husband and indentified the pair of shoes he was wearing as his own. He told of other things that came to his notice after his suspicions had been aroused. He declared that he had a objection to giving his wife money and then finding that she had passed it on to another. He told of a trip his wife took to Chicago with her former husband, and shortly before the hearing took place filed a second paragraph to his complaint, alleging that his wife had "wheedled $175 out of him" and promised to behave if he would drop the case. The complaint was the second filed within a few days by Zaugg. The previous petition was refused by Judge Ballou on the ground of insufficient evidence. The plaintiff asked for a change of venue yesterday, in order that there might be "no bias or prejudice" against him on account of previous insufficient evidence.
  • 23 Jun 1921 Earl Shamlin has filed suit for divorce against Marie Shamlin.
  • 23 Jun 1921 Goldie Jones has filed suit for divorce against Charles W. Jones.
  • 23 Jun 1921 Judge Ballou granted a divorce to Kate Coonage from Lumber Coonage with the condition that she does not marry for two years.
  • 24 Jun 1921 Florence M. Croy has filed suit for divorce against John M. Croy.
  • 24 Jun 1921 Gladys M. Baker has filed suit for divorce against Ernest C. Baker.
  • 24 Jun 1921 Lilly Swenney has filed suit for divorce against Golden Sweeney.
  • 24 Jun 1921 Sadie Stull was granted a divorce by Judge Ballou after he had heard allegations of cruelty on the part of Charles Stull, her husband.
  • 24 Jun 1921 Judge Ballou granted a divorce to Bessie M. Marlatt after she told the court of having been brutally treated by Frank G. Marlatt, her husband.
  • 25 Jun 1921 Marie Griebel has filed suit for divorce against Elwood Griebel.
  • 25 Jun 1921 Laura Dunn has filed suit for divorce against Frank Dunn.
  • 26 Jun 1921 Phillip E. Todd has filed suit for divorce against Gertrude Todd.
  • 26 Jun 1921 Margaret C. Fisher has filed suit for divorce against Joseph J. Fisher.
  • 26 Jun 1921 The divorce suit of Alta E. drew against Edward T. Drew received fresh impetus when Mrs. Drew filed contempt proceedings against the man, alleging that he failed to pay for her support.
  • 26 Jun 1921 Minnie Stapleton was granted a divorce from Robert Stapleton by Judge Ballou on default. The defendant failed to appear.
  • 28 Jun 1921 Richard A. Beebe has filed suit for divorce against Rose M. Beebe.
  • 28 Jun 1921 Sarah H. Woods was granted a divorce from Chester A. Woods and her maiden name of Sarah Owen restored.
  • 29 Jun 1921 Charles A. Boyce has filed suit for divorce against Lulu Boyce and a restraining order against the use of $1,000 in her possession.
  • 29 Jun 1921 Burtteila Ballentine has filed suit for divorce against Arlo Ballentine, alleging defendant to be serving a sentence for larceny.
  • 29 Jun 1921 Judge Ballou granted Cora B. Wagner a divorce from Charles W. Wagner after hearing speciments of the language alleged to have been used by the defendant.
  • 29 Jun 1921 Helen Pence was granted a divorce from Gail Pence and her maiden name of Helen Dalma restored to her.
  • 30 Jun 1921 Benjamin F. Campbell has filed a suit for divorce against Monica Campbell.
  • 30 Jun 1921 Charles A. Boyce against Lulu Boyce and Lulu Boyce against Charles A. Boyce. Both ask restraining orders.
  • 30 Jun 1921 Amelia Snyder has filed a suit for divorce against William Snyder.
  • 30 Jun 1921 Rose M. Beebe has filed a cross complaint against her husband, Richard A. Beebe, who commenced an action for divorce against her two days ago. She denies all his allegations and states that the cuase of all the trouble is his "suspicious; insanely jealous nature,"
  • 30 Jun 1921 Marie Griebel was awarded a divorce from Edward Griebel after telling the court of quarrels, mistreatment and non-support.
  • 30 Jun 1921 Parker Stauffer was granted a divorce from Mary Stauffer on grounds of abandonment. The plaintiff may not marry again for two years.

  • 01 Jul 1921 Belva Kemp was granted a divorce from Jerry Kemp on grounds of curelty.
  • 01 Jul 1921 George Covault dismissed his suit for divorce from May Fair Covault in the superior court.
  • 02 Jul 1921 Catherine Hassen has filed suit for divorce against Albert Hassen.
  • 02 Jul 1921 Esther Pollard has filed suit for divorce against Col. Pollard.
  • 02 Jul 1921 Judge Ballou granted Charles E. Meyers a divorce from Margaret E. Meyers in the superior court. The defendant was given the custody of the children and the plaintiff the right to visit them at all reasonable times.
  • 03 Jul 1921 Alleging that her husband told her that if he had her in his own country he would kill her, Catherine Hassen, until yesterday the wife of Ablert Hassen, a Syrian of Mohammedan faith sobbed on the witness stand in the superior court. Judge Ballou granted her a divorce. Mrs. Hassen's story was one of comtinual intimidation. Her husband did just as he pleased, she said. He started to furnish a small apartment in an undersirable district for her, and then let the payments on the furniture lapse, and it was removed, she said. When she remonstrated with him, he sighed because the laws of this county prohibited him from killing her, she declared. "I'd stick this knife into you and turn it around if I had you in my country," she quoted him as saying, adding that he said that he regretted that he "could not get away with it over here." Hassen would not allow his wife to attend the church of the "Chrisitan dogs," as he termed them, and insisted that they live in a colored neighborhood, she said. He was not interested in her threats to have him arrested on charges of non-support, she said. Mrs. Hassen said that he had only lived in this country for four years when she married him. Judge Ballou was curious to know why she married him in the first place. "I was in hard circumstances at the time, " the woman replied. "Was marriage of convenience?" inquired the judge. "Not exactly - he said that he would protect me," she replied.
  • 03 Jul 1921 Eunice Bolt has filed a suit for divorce against James Bolt.
  • 03 Jul 1921 Olie Morrison was granted a divorce from George Morrison, and her maiden name of Olie Reilly restored to her.
  • 03 Jul 1921 Earl Shamlin was granted a divorce from Marie Shamlin.
  • 03 Jul 1921 Grace Eyler was granted a divorce from John Eyler.
  • 03 Jul 1921 Mary C. Lare was granted a divorce from Ira C. Lare.
  • 03 Jul 1921 Irma Van Ryn was granted a divorce from Peter Van Ryn.
  • 03 Jul 1921 Mary Campbell was granted a divorce from Charles Campbell.
  • 06 Jul 1921 George Dannells was refused a divorce from Margurite Dannells in the superior court after Judge Ballou has heard all the evidence in the case.
  • 07 Jul 1921 Constance Weeds has filed for a divorce from Leo Woods.
  • 07 Jul 1921 The divorce case of Lola Boyce against Charles Boyce was dismissed on motion of the plaintiff.
  • 07 Jul 1921 The divorce case of Amelia Snyder against William Snyder was dismissed on motion of the plaintiff.
  • 08 Jul 1921 Marvell V. Bartlett has filed a suit for divorce against Lloyd Wayne Bartlett.
  • 08 Jul 1921 Emma Giant has filed a suit for divorce against Joseph E. Giant.
  • 08 Jul 1921 Virginia McGirk has filed a suit for divorce against Dewey McGirk.
  • 08 Jul 1921 Anna L. Lehneke has filed a suit for divorce against Otto E. Lehneke.
  • 08 Jul 1921 Mrs. Addie S. Trentman was granted a divorce from Stephen A. Trentman and was awarded the custody of their two children, aged 10 and 8 respectively, and allowed $150 a month for their support.
  • 08 Jul 1921 Olie Morrison was awarded a divorce from George Morrison and her maiden name of Olie Reily restored to her.
  • 09 Jul 1921 Alice Foster McCulloch, well known Fort Wayne society woman, was granted a divorce from Fred McCulloch in the superior court late yesterday afternoon by Special Judge David E. Smith behind closed doors and before the suit has been officially filed in the county clerk's office. The plaintiff alleged cruelty and incompatibility in the complaint. No specific allegations were made. Mrs. McCulloch was granted the custody of her daughter, Betty McCulloch, but the right to visit the child at all reasonalbe time was granted the defendant.
  • 09 Jul 1921 The divorce case of Fordyce Noonan against Josephine Noonan developed into a salacious argument in the superior court yesterday when it was tried before Special Judge W. H. Schannen. Most of the evidence was of the most sordid nature imaginable. The court room was crowded with spectators and more than 25 witnesses were summoned to attend the case. Judge Schannen reserved his opinion until Monday. Noonan was first called to the witness stand and testified as to his marriage to the defendant in 1917, and of petty quarrels before his entrance into the army for the duration of the war. Accounts of the alleged behavior of his wife during his absence were gone into exhaustively. A boarder at the Noonan house testified as to certain indiscreet acts of the defendant, and involved the attorneys in a long argument when he related the manner in which a certain grocery bill was paid. Mrs. Anna Noonan, mother of the plaintiff, against whom the defendant has filed a suit for the alienation of affections of her husband, testified as to the general reputation of the boarding house conducted by the defendant, and stated that she had caught the defendant in a compromising position upon one occasion. Several men were mentioned in connection with the case, the character of the witnesses for the plaintiff were met with repeated objections.
  • 09 Jul 1921 F. H. Osterman filed a suit for divorce from Ellen E. Osterman.
  • 09 Jul 1921 A cross complaint was filed in the case of Golda Hinton against Frank Hinton, in which the plaintiff was charged with improper relations.
  • 10 Jul 1921 Leroy Hurschfelder has filed suit for divorce against Loretta Hurschfelder.
  • 10 Jul 1921 Special Judge W. H. Schannen granted Fordyce J. Noonan a divorce from Josephine Noonan. The defendant filed a motion for a new trial.
  • 10 Jul 1921 Freda Jackson was granted a divorce from Andie Jackson on grounds of curelty and non-support.
  • 10 Jul 1921 Judge Smith granted Luella Burton an order restraining the Fort Wayne Rolling Mills company for paying any money to her husband, John Burton, against whom she has a suit for divorce pending.
  • 12 Jul 1921 Howard Passwater has filed suit for divorce against Mabel Passwater.
  • 12 Jul 1921 Lola Dager was granted a divorce from John Dager in superior court and her maiden name of Lola Moore was restroed to her.
  • 12 Jul 1921 Goerge H. Welch was awarded a divorce from Marie L. Welch upon a cross complaint to her original action for separation and $2,000 alimony in superior court.
  • 12 Jul 1921 The case of Lucile Ray against Alvin E. Ray for divorce was dismissed at plaintiff's cost.
  • 13 Jul 1921 Alleging that her husband showed an undue fondness for other women, Fay E. Johnson yesterday filed suit against James B. Johnson for divorce in the superior court upon grounds of infidelity and cruel treatment. Johnson is a Maumee township farmer, his wife says. Judge Ballou granted the plaintiff's petition for an order restraining the defendant from mortgaging his property or otherwise disposing of it, and enjoined the Woodburn Banking company from allowing him to withdraw any money he may have on deposit there. The plaintiff states that her husband cursed her and called her opprobrious names when she remonstrated with him for his unfaithful conduct. She was made particularly jealous, she says, when her husband paid for an airship ride for a "lady friend" to show his appreciation of her "good will" while they were visiting Hicksville, Oh, in the fall of 1920. The custody of two children is asked by the plaintiff.
  • 13 Jul 1921 Florence Croy was awarded a restraining order against the employers of her husband, John M. Croy, against whom she has a suit for divorce pending.
  • 13 Jul 1921 Judge Ballou ruled that neither the contestants were to marry within two years when he granted a decree of divorce to Clara Bischoff from George Bischoff.
  • 14 Jul 1921 A long tale of family difficulties was unfolded in the superior court yesterday when Special Judge Daivd E. Smith heard the case of Catherine France against Wesley E. France for divorce. Mrs. France told of her troubles with her husband and neighbors and claimed that one woman bit her. The plaintiff was granted a decree. "She bit me like a doge," Mrs. France exclaimed when telling of a fuss with a neighbor over the custody of a child. "I couldn't use my hand for weeks afterwards," she added. Mrs. France told the court that she had been married to two other men before she married France, and had three children by her first marriage, one during her second and another during her most recent. Each of her matrimonial ventures ended in the divorce court, she declared. The plaintiff stated that her husband was cruel to her. Asked in what way he was cruel, she said he treated he badly. "He laid me up for a couple of weeks with black and blue spots all over me," she said, "and my jaw swelled up something fiercw when he hit me on it." When it became evident to the attorneys that a divorce would probably be granted the argument took a turn toward the custody of the child, Ray Allen, aged two. Mrs. France stated that she was in a position to keep it properly, but the evidence brought out the fact that the child was at present in the hands of County Humane Officer, Lew. P. Sharp and Judge Smith ordered that it remain in his care, after it has been alleged that the mother did not care for it when she had it. Judge Smith granted Mrs. France the decree, ordered France to continue paying $4 a week for the maintenance of the child.
  • 14 Jul 1921 Henry Reyer has filed a suit for divorce against Florence Reyer.
  • 15 Jul 1921 Margaret McKee has filed a suit for divorce against Russell S. McKee.
  • 15 Jul 1921 Valentine Glowacki has filed a suit for divorce against Annina Glowacki.
  • 17 Jul 1921 Alleging that his wife circulates false stories against his character and reputation, Harvey C. Fordyce, former Fort Wayne policeman, Saturday filed suit against Emma Fordyce, who was refused a divorce from him June 2, by Judge Ballou after one of the most sensational divorce hearings in the local courts for several months. Mrs. Fordyce sought to implicate her husband with the murder of Asa Hardesty, who was attacked while on duty as night watchman in Moellering's coal yard last fall, and died as a result of his injuries. Fordyce states in his complaint that he was married March 14, this year, and separated April 30 and alleges that in addition to circulating stories that he considers detrimental to his character, she calls him names that he describes as too vile and indecent to incorporate in his complaint unless ordered to do so by the court. Mrs. Fordyce in her complaint alleged that her husband was a thief and stated that "he had told her that she knew more than he cared to tell" about the murder of Hardesty. When questioned by the attorney for his wife, Foydce admitted having taken a laprobe from a buggy but contended that it was his own laprobe, and the buggy was his brother's. He was emphatic in his denial of the theft of a blanket of black horsehair in Decatur, but admitted having stolen a load of coal which he gave to Mrs. Fordyce before he married her. The woman admitted having used the coal after having seen him steal it. She sought to prove his connection with the Hardesty murder by telling the court of his glory of an apperition in the stationhouse. Mrs. Fordyce asked alimony in her suit against him stating in her complaint that he had $6,000 in a bank, investigation showed that the $6,000 was a myth, and that the savings of the man amounted to $775 at the time. The evidence in the case showed that she had been married for 12 years before she married the former policeman, and had obrained a divorce from her first husband upon a cross complaint to his suit. She stated that she had been married to Fordyce six weeks before he inparted the information that he had $6,000. Her suit for divorce was filed immediately after.
  • 17 Jul 1921 William W. Hendrix has filed a suit for divorce against Hallie Hendrix.
  • 17 Jul 1921 Martha Goodrich has filed a suit for divorce against Sherman Goodrich and asks $2,000 alimony.
  • 17 Jul 1921 Florence Rondot claimed that her husband knocked her down and threatened her life in a cross complaint to the suit for divorce filed by Glen Rondot.
  • 17 Jul 1921 Rose R. Wolf alleged cruelty in a cross complaint to the suit of Leslie M. Wolf for divorce.
  • 17 Jul 1921 Anna Lehneke was granted a divorce from Otto E. Lehneke on grounds of cruelty.
  • 19 Jul 1921 Mary Branstrator was granted a divorce and $8,000 alimony in the superior court late yesterday afternoon after she had related a tale of cruelty. She was awarded $8,000 alimony. Mrs. Brandstrator gave her age to the court as 63 and said that she had been married for the last 43 years. She said in her complaint that her husband doubted the parentage of her children and had not lived with her for 17 years although he occupied the same house at various times. About two years ago he opened a separate establishment, she said, and has failed to support her since that time. He said many cruel things to her, she claimed. Nearly 75 witnesses were called to attend the hearing but at the last moment, Branstrator decided not to contest the case, and Mrs. Branstrator was the only witness called to the stand.
  • 19 Jul 1921 Samuel L. Houseworth seeks a divorce from Wilda Houseworth, alleging that she deserted him and told him at parting, to "care for your own kids," There are four under his care, he says.
  • 19 Jul 1921 James B. Gasaway has filed suit against Josephine Gasaway alleging that she abandoned him, and that he does not know her present address.
  • 20 Jul 1921 Mary C. Lawrence, charged her husband with failure to support her in a suit against Allen J. Lawrence. She asked an order restraining the General Electric company from paying him any wages during the pendency of the suit.
  • 20 Jul 1921 Stahler Levering alleged that his wife deserted him after treating him with the greatest cruelty.
  • 20 Jul 1921 Royal Metcalfe stated in a complaint for divorce from his wife that she was in the habit of calling up the towns wheich he visited in his business to find out what his behavior was. He says she left the impression that he was grossly immoral and needed watching, which was detrimental to his business.
  • 20 Jul 1921 Vivian Koorsen has filed suit against Henry Koorsen alleging that the defendant is in the havit of drinking and making false accusations.
  • 20 Jul 1921 Arneal Gardinier has filed suit against Forest Gardinier to abtain a divorce, alleging that she was druelly treated and not properly supported.
  • 20 Jul 1921 Claren P. Squires, who was recently found guilty of receiving stolen property in the circuit court and given a suspended sentence, was the defendant in an action for a limited separation. His wife made no mention in her complaint of his conviction, but based it upon the ground of insufficient support.
  • 20 Jul 1921 The case of Clara Lyman against Francis Lyman for divorce was dismissed.
  • 21 Jul 1921 Adah Luther was granted a divorce from George Luther and her maiden name of Liebrenz was restored to her.
  • 21 Jul 1921 Alice Dailey was granted a divorce from William Dailey and ordered not to remarry for period of two years, since her allegation was of desertion.
  • 22 Jul 1921 Leroy Blake has filed suit for divorce against Belle Blake.
  • 22 Jul 1921 Delia Johnson has filed suit for divorce against William Johnson.
  • 22 Jul 1921 Judge Ballou continued the case of Abbie Connett against Edward Connett for divorce when the evidence became complicated when the ownership of certain Florida property was questioned.
  • 22 Jul 1921 Alleging that her husband was dishonorably discharged from the United States navy as a deserter after he had deserted he to enlish, the defendant filed a cross complaint for divorce in the case of Leroy Hirschfelder against Loretta Horschfelder.
  • 22 Jul 1921 Special Judge William H. Shannen overruled the motion of the defendant for a new trial in the case of Fordyce Noonan against Josephine Noonan for divorce, and the case was appealed to the superior court of the state after a bond of $200 had been deposited as surety for action by the attorney in question within 90 days. Noonan was granted a divorce upon allegations of cruelty and improper conduct.
  • 23 Jul 1921 Judge Ballou yesterday refused to grant a divorce in the case of Helen M. Mitzner against Herman Mitzner when investigation disclosed that there was collousion between the litigants, the plaintiff making an admission to that effect. Mrs. Mitzner told a story to the court that showed excellent grounds for a divorce, but stated that she did not wan one, and only instituted the case to oblige her husband.
  • 23 Jul 1921 The case of Delia Sampson against Lewis R. Sampson was tried before Special Judge Carl Yaplein in the superior court and resulted in a decree being granted the plaintiff. The case was one of the most sorded heard in local court in months.
  • 23 Jul 1921 John Johnson was granted a divorce from Hazel Johnson in the superior court and was awarded the custody of the children upon a cross complaint. The defendant stated that his wife filed a suit fo divorce against him and then ran away with another man to await the verdict from a safe distance.
  • 23 Jul 1921 John Schmidt was granted a divorce from Mary Schmidt upon aliegations of improper conduct. The custody of the child was placed with Schmidt's mother.
  • 23 Jul 1921 Belle Burnett has filed a suit for divorce against Frank Burnett.
  • 23 Jul 1921 George A. Yarian has filed a suit for divorce against Isabella Yarian.
  • 23 Jul 1921 Alwilda Plummer has filed a suit for divorce against Jacob Plummer.
  • 24 Jul 1921 Wilda Dutton has filed a suit for divorce against Ray Dutton.
  • 24 Jul 1921 Salvilla Brenneman has filed a suit for separation against George Brenneman.
  • 24 Jul 1921 Marion Wiggins has filed a suit for divorce against Joseph N. Wiggins.
  • 24 Jul 1921 Mary J. Hart has filed a suit for divorce against Isaac M. Hart.
  • 24 Jul 1921 Zella Mason has filed a suit for divorce against Lewis Mason.
  • 24 Jul 1921 Elizabeth P. Ross has filed a suit for divorce against James J. Ross.
  • 24 Jul 1921 Allen E. Tierney has filed a suit for divorce against Ida Tierney.
  • 24 Jul 1921 The case of Lillian E. Sterling against Clifford W. Sterling for divorce was dismissed in the superior court upon the motion of the plaintiff.
  • 24 Jul 1921 Judge Ballou continued the case of Ephriam Behner against Marie Behner for divorce until the morning of July 27. The suit was grounded upon the aliegation that the defendant tricked the plaintiff into marrying her by misrepresenting her condition.
  • 26 Jul 1921 Winnie Allen asked $500 alimony in a suit for divorce against Avie Allen in the superior court filed yesterday, on the strength of a judgement of $1,500 damages against William Hegerfeldt in the case of Allen against Hegerfeldt for the death of a small child in an automobile accident. The plaintiff alleged that her husband left "marks of violence upon her" when he struck and kicked her. Both of the litigants are colored. Mrs. Allen stated in her complaint that the defendant is exceedingly cruel to her, giving instances in which she says the man threatened her with a razor at their home at 1814 Oliver street. She seeks the custody of her two remaining children. Mrs. Allen describes her life with Allen as intolerable, owing to the habit of kicking her and beating her. She seeks $500 alimony and her attorney fees, stating that she has not money to prosecute the case, but that her husband has a judgment of $1,500 against Mr. Hegerfeldt from which it can be paid.
  • 26 Jul 1921 Following the dismissal of the suit for support of Mary C. Lawrence against Alien J. Lawrence in the superior court yesterday came the suit for divorce filed by the defendant in the previous case against the plaintiff. Lawrence stated in his complaint that his wife hit him so hard on the jaw when he asked her how long bertain guests were to remain that his false teeth "were knocked out of his head." He stated that he had to live in a hotel becuase his wife has his home "packed with relatives."
  • 26 Jul 1921 Judge Ballou granted John Schmidt a divorce from Mary Schmidt after he had heard sufficient evidence to warrant it, and gave the plaintiff the custody of his daughter, Marcella, aged 11 years, with instructions to leave her with her grandmother.
  • 27 Jul 1921 Special Judge William C. Geake late yesterday granted a decree of divorce to Ena Drewett in her suit against William Dewett in the superior court. The case presented many interesting angles, and was decided upon the testimony of a "keyhole witness," regarding an alleged act of indiscretion. The case consumed the entire day in court and early in the morning it was found that the principal witness for the plaintiff was not present. A writ of attachment was ordered for Mrs. Elsie Walker, 618 Lafayette street, and the sheriff stated after service that the woman was too ill to attend the trial. Shortly before the plaintiff rested her case the missing witness appeared and gave damaging evidence against the defendant. Mrs. Drewett was awarded $250 alimony after tell the court of a long struggle with the defendant for the ascendency in the family affairs. She atated, in a statement to the court, that life with his was intolerable, and the defendant retaliated with similar charges. A witness stated that she had said that she would not live with him "if he was the last man on earth," but that he was her "meal ticket" and he "was going to support her." Evidence throughout the case was contradictory until the main witness for the plaintiff appeared, when startling revelations were made. Both the litigants were past middle age.
  • 27 Jul 1921 Edna M. Patterson has filed suit for divorce against Clifford Patterson.
  • 27 Jul 1921 Henry E. Levering was granted a divorce from Laura Levering in superior court.
  • 28 Jul 1921 A decree of divorce was granted Harvey C. Fordyce in his suit against Emma Fordyce in the superior court yesterday by Special Judge David E. Smith. The suit was not contested. The plaintiff alleged that the defendant circulated stories about him that were detrimental to his character and reputation. The suit marked the second attempt of the Fordyces to obtain freedom from the other, Mrs. Fordyce having been refused a divorce by Judge Ballou June 3, after half a day had been consumed in hearing the evidence. The case yesterday only consumed a few minutes of the court's time, while the previous attempt proved to be one of the most sensational cases tried in the local for several months. Claiming that he was comstantly nagged by his wife when he lived with her, Fordyce told the court that she used vile language. He stated that although he had seen his wife since she attempted to obtain a divorce from him neither had tried to effect a reconciliation since they parted three weeks after their marriage in March this year. Fordyce stated that he had heard stories that had been put into circulation by his wife since their estrangement, that were very injurious to his reputation. Mrs. Fordyce endeavored to connect him with the murder of Asa Hardesty, night watchman at the Moellering coal yards, who died as a result of injuries received last fall, when she brought her suit. The defendant did not appear in court.
  • 28 Jul 1921 Elsie M. Smith has filed suit for divorce against Vern Smith.
  • 28 Jul 1921 The case of Minnie Wyatt against Marion Wyatt for divorce was dismissed on the motion of the plaintiff.
  • 28 Jul 1921 Marie Smith was granted a decree of divorce from Chester Smith when the defendant was called and defaulted.
  • 28 Jul 1921 Bessie Hendricks, 17 years old, was granted a divorce from her husband after testifying that he had treated her cruelly.
  • 29 Jul 1921 Hannah L. Weaver has filed suit for divorce against Homer E. Weaver.
  • 29 Jul 1921 Minnie Wyatt has filed suit for divorce against Marion Wyatt.
  • 29 Jul 1921 Esther E. Angel has filed suit for divorce against John H. Angel.
  • 29 Jul 1921 Audrey Brader has filed suit for divorce against Russell Brader.
  • 29 Jul 1921 Fred E. Kintz has filed suit for divorce against Lydia Kintz.
  • 29 Jul 1921 Ephrim Behner was refused a divorce from Marie Behner in the superior court by Special Judge William E. Geake, after the plaintiff had told the court that the defendant tricked him into marrying her by misrepresenting her condition.
  • 29 Jul 1921 Golda Hinton was granted a divorce from Frank Hinton in superior court by Judge Ballou and the custody of her child given to Hinton's father and mother.
  • 29 Jul 1921 Ten days were allowed for the change of venue to Wells county in the case of Albert E. Kauffman against David Kauffman.
  • 29 Jul 1921 Harry L. Davis was granted a divorce from Laura M. Davis on grounds of abandonment. Her maiden name of Monney was bestowed on her.
  • 30 Jul 1921 Mrs. Aura E. Johnson, in a suit for divorce filed yesterday in the superior court charges her husband with "hanging around dance halls with young girls" and spending his money on them while she was forced to pick up coal along the railroad tracks to keep the family warm in the winter. Joseph E. Johnson is the defendant in the case. Cruelty and lack of support is also charged in the complaint. The plaintiff was granted a restraining order against the payment of the defendant's wages by his employers during the pendency of the suit by Judge Ballou late in the afternoon.
  • 30 Jul 1921 A martial experience of 16 days was abruptly halted when Marion Wyatt was taken in a bootlegging raid, according to a petition for divorce filed yesterday in the cuperior court by Minnie Wyatt. They were married August 19, 1920, and separated 16 days later, says the compalint.
  • 30 Jul 1921 Hannah L. Weaver has filed a divorce suit against Homer E. Weaver.
  • 30 Jul 1921 Frances C. Hougendobier has filed a divorce suit against Ervin Hougendobier.
  • 30 Jul 1921 An order restraining the Southern Surety company and Fort Wqayne aerie, No. 243, F.O. E. from paying Fred E. Kintz some insurance money was issued in the superior court yesterday. The action was taken in connection with the divorce case instituted by Kintz against his wife, Lydia Kintz.
  • 31 Jul 1921 Judge Ballou late Saturday granted Mrs. Hazel I. Kelly a divorce from William H. Kelly, traveling salesman, and awarded her $10,000 alimony, in the superior court. The court was told by Mrs. Kelly that life with her husband has been a constant strife for the past seven years, and that they had been entire stranger to eash other although they lived under the same roof. Mrs. Kelly stated that her husband resented questioning when he went away on short holidays and told her that it was none of her business when she asked where he had been. He appeared to entertain improperly in her absence, she said. The plaintiff stated that her husband took her to Cleveland to live, "away from her friends," and when she returned there after a short visit to her father, Harry A. Keplinger, she found that her bedroon has been occupied, she said. Hairpins, strands of hair, woman's handkerchief were to be found in her room, and pictures of herself had been broken by the intruder, she declared. Kelly's earning power was estimated by his wife to be "at least $10,000 a year," as a salesman of high grade women's apparel. He did not appear in court. Mrs. Kelly was awarded the custody of her child and the alimony was agreed upon and was ordered to be paid at the rate of $25 a week.
  • 31 Jul 1921 Maude Martin has filed suit against August E. Martin for separation from bed and board and an allowance of $600 a month.
  • 31 Jul 1921 Margaret Farnan has filed suit for divorce against Frank Farnan.
  • 31 Jul 1921 Ina Mills has filed suit for divorce against Prought Mills.
  • 31 Jul 1921 Irene Geisler has filed suit for divorce from Theodore Geisler.
  • 31 Jul 1921 Judge Ballou granted Howard Passwater a divorce from Mabel Passwater, and granted the custody of his child with the reservation that the defendant be allowed to visit it at reasonable times.

  • 02 Aug 1921 Alleging that her husband treated her with a lock of consideration, failed to properly support her and led to their separation by chocking her and beating her, Vera Nicodemus filed suit in the superior court for divorce from Farn Nicodemus. She asked $5,000 alimony.
  • 02 Aug 1921 Ephraim Behner, who was last week refused a divorce from Marie Behner by Special Judge William C. Geake, in the superior court, has filed another suir for divorce, alleging, as before, that he was tricked into marriage by the defendant.
  • 03 Aug 1921 Thelma Viat has filed a suit for divorce against Arthur Viat.
  • 03 Aug 1921 Margaret McKee was granted a divorce from Russell McKee after Special Judge Owen N. Heaton has heard her story of alleged ill treatment. Her maiden name of Margaret Young was restored to her.
  • 03 Aug 1921 Alleging that her husband is not only a drunkard but is lodged in the county jail at the present time after being convicted of being publicly drunk, Mary Manier late yesterday afternoon filed suit against Norman J. Mainier for divorce within a few hours of his conviction. The plaintiff states that the defendant owns a still and "unlawfully and illicity makes whisky," Mrs. Manier says that Manier treated her brutally as a matter of habit and cursed her and abused her constantly. She claims that he was often drunk.
  • 04 Aug 1921 Alleging that her husband treated here with the greatest brutality, Edna Deutchman has filed suit against Dorris Deutchman for divorce in the superior court. The plaintiff states in her complaint that her husband was in the habit of tearing her clothes off her and donning them. She says that he would rush at her, tear her cloths off and then "parade around the house in them" to tantalize her and humilitate her. Mrs. Deutchman states that her husband often beat her, and left scars upon her body and limbs, where he had struck her. He worked very little, she says. She states that he preferred to loaf around the house. She alleges non-support.
  • 04 Aug 1921 Mary Double was granted a divorce and her maiden name of Mary Archibald was restored to her as a result of her suit against Daniel Double.
  • 04 Aug 1921 H. J. Koorsen filed a cross complaint to Vivian Koorsen's suit for divorce, alleging that her underclothing at the time of her marriage consisted of men's shirts.
  • 06 Aug 1921 Russell Thompson was granted a divorce from Irene Thompson after telling the court of her alleged infidelity.
  • 06 Aug 1921 Arma Bigelow was granted a divorce on grounds of insufficient support from Percy Bigelow.
  • 06 Aug 1921 Joseph H. Johnson filed a cross complaint to Anna E. Johnson's suit for divorce, in which he alleged that "she was not a good mother."
  • 07 Aug 1921 Frank H. Jerles has filed suit for divorce against Minnie Jerles.
  • 07 Aug 1921 Sophia Dollarhite has filed suit for separation from bed and board against Benjamin J. Dollarhite.
  • 07 Aug 1921 Oscar Mann was granted a divorce from Emma Mann after Special Judge Owen N. Heaton had heard the man's story of his wife's alleged misconduct.
  • 07 Aug 1921 The order restraining the employers of the defendant in the case of Thelma Viat against Arthur Viat for divorce was dissolved.
  • 07 Aug 1921 The plaintiff in the case of Ervin Dannenfelser against Delores Dannenfelser for divorce has been ordered to show cause why he should not be cited for contempt, for not paying for his wife's support during the pendency of his case.
  • 09 Aug 1921 Kenneth Swith has filed suit for divorce against Daisy Swift.
  • 09 Aug 1921 Mary Rodgers has filed suit for divorce against William Rodgers and $500 alimony.
  • 09 Aug 1921 Florence C. Busse has filed suit for divorce against Arnold C. Busse.
  • 09 Aug 1921 Ida Brecount has filed suit for divorce against William Brecount.
  • 09 Aug 1921 The plaintiff in the case of Richard A. Beebe against Rose M. Beebe for divorce has been ordered to show cause why he should not be punished for contempt of court, since his wife states that he does not support her as ordered.
  • 09 Aug 1921 Wilda Houseworth filed a cross complaint to the divorce suit instituted by S. L. Houseworth.
  • 10 Aug 1921 George Barrone has filed suit for divorce against Grace Barrone.
  • 10 Aug 1921 Edwina Humbert has filed suit for divorce against Ermel Humbert.
  • 10 Aug 1921 Special Judge Owen N. Heaton granted a divorce and the custody of her two children to Alta E. Drew in her suit against Edward T. Drew.
  • 11 Aug 1921 Mildred I. Howenstein has filed suit for divorce against Robert F. Howenstein and asks $5,000 alimony.
  • 11 Aug 1921 Lula Miller has filed suit for limited separation against Wilbur E. Miller.
  • 11 Aug 1921 Maude Kirby has filed suit for divorce against Jay Kirby.
  • 11 Aug 1921 Irma Lewis was granted an annulment of her marriage to Ray Lewis and her maiden name of Irma Ludwig was restored to her.
  • 11 Aug 1921 Faye Johnson amended her complaint for divorce against James B. Johnson to include a petition for the return of $300 "lent to her husband" and $2,000 alimony. Mrs. Johnson states that the defendant may be worth $5,000.
  • 11 Aug 1921 An order restraining the employers of the plaintiff in the case of Fred E. Kintz against Lydia Kintz for divorce from paying him his accured wages has been dissolved.
  • 11 Aug 1921 Esther Angel was granted a divorce from John H. Angel on the grounds on non-support and cruelty and awarded the custody of a child with $5 a week for its support.
  • 11 Aug 1921 Helen Osterman has commenced a cross action to the suit for divorce instituted by Frank Osterman.
  • 11 Aug 1921 Frank Farnan has filed a cross complaint to the suit of Margaret Farnan for divorce.
  • 12 Aug 1921 Claiming that his wife's estimation of his financial worth is about double its actual figure, August E. Martin late yesterday filed a counter showing to Mande Martin's suit for divorce. Mrs. Martin stated in her complaint that she had no money with which to prosecute her "meritorious case," and rated her husband at $85,000 in real estate in Indiana and Ohio. Martin declares that Mrs. Martin's estimate is not nearly accurate, He states that he earns $50 a week and lives upon that amount, and that the realestate of which she speaks as worth $85,000 is in reality only worth $40,000 as a generous figure. Incidentally, he says, the land has a mortgage of $12,000 on it, which places his financial worth at $28,000. The defendant denies the allegation of his wife that she has no money with which to press her suit for divorce. He says that he knows that she has in her possession $3,500 in Liberty bonds and $1,500 in case and is well able to prosecute her suit. He states that he has a "meritorious defense" to match her "meritorious suit" for divorce and alimony.
  • 12 Aug 1921 Olive Haviland followed up a petition for divorce and $3,000 alimony with an amended complaint, asking $7,000 with in two hours of the filing of the original complaint in superior court yesterday. She stated in the amended complaint that the death of her husband's father has left Grant Haviland $8,000 the richer. Mrs. Haviland alleged in her complaint that she "worked seven years at the wash tub in an effort to keep the wolf from the door while her husband earned $30 a week with the Perfection Biscuit company. She stated that she was forced to take in washing to support herself. She asked an order restraining the biscuit company from paying the defendant his accrued wages during the pendency of her suit and estimated her husband's financial worth at $6,000. Shortly after the original complaint Mrs. Haviland filed an amendment to her complaint in which she stated she has discovered that her husband was to receive a legacy of $8,000. She asked an order restraining the executor from making any settlement during the pendency of her suit.
  • 12 Aug 1921 Rowena E. Burch has filed a suit for divorce from Henry E. Burch.
  • 12 Aug 1921 Anna Wolverton has filed a suit for divorce from Herbert Wolverton.
  • 13 Aug 1921 Jeanette Gilb has filed a suit for divorce from Howard Gilb.
  • 13 Aug 1921 Thomas Barry has filed a suit for divorce from Evelyn Barry.
  • 13 Aug 1921 William Richter has filed for an annulment of marriage against Rosella Richter.
  • 13 Aug 1921 John Olivete has filed a suit for divorce from Bessie Olivete.
  • 13 Aug 1921 William C. Moyer has filed a suit for divorce from Laura E. Moyer.
  • 13 Aug 1921 Philip Pennington was granted a divorce from Daisy Pennington in superior court upon grounds described as "very naughty." The litigants were colored.
  • 13 Aug 1921 Alleging that her body showed fresh marks of her husband's alleged violence, Grace Barrone filed a sensational cross complaint to George Barrone's suit for divorce.
  • 14 Aug 1921 William C. Moyer alleged that his wife's habit of staying out late at night and associating with other men with a "total disregard for his wishes in the matter," caused him great embarrassment before his friends. He sought divorce from Laura E. Moyer.
  • 14 Aug 1921 John Olivete stated that his wife was unfaithful, in a complaint for divorce against Bessie Olivete, but an unexpected turn was taken in the case when it came to trail. Mrs. Olivete filed a cross-complaint, alleging cruelty and obtained the divorce and restoration of her maiden name. The case was not contested.
  • 14 Aug 1921 George W. Spain alleged that his wife constantly accused him of improper conduct and caused him to be arrested on a surety of the peace charge, of which he was acquitted. In a complaint against Louise Spain for divorce, Spain, who is a hotel worker, is said to have made a bet that he could marry a Miss Louise Reyer in 24 hours, and won his bet. He is now seeking a release from her.
  • 14 Aug 1921 Dean A. Poor declares that his wife, Pauline Poor, deserted him three years ago, within a month of his marriage, in a complaint for divorce.
  • 14 Aug 1921 Carl Cochren alleges that he married Bessie Cochren in 1906 and lived with her more or less happily until July 22 of this year, when, he sya, she "mysteriously and secretly disappeared." His disconsolation at his loss is deepened, he says, since her disappearance coincided with the disappearance of many of his personal belongings and $90 in cash.
  • 14 Aug 1921 Reece W. Straight was awarded a divorce from Margaret Straight, alleging incompatability. The defendant did not appear in court.
  • 14 Aug 1921 The only woman who applied for a divorce Saturday was Malinda Werling of New Haven, who alleged that Albert Werling consorted with women of evil repute, and swore at her when she complained to him.
  • 14 Aug 1921 The divorce case of Anna Wolverton against Herbert Wolverton was dismissed in open court Saturday. The plaintiff and defendant appeared in person before the court and stated that it was all a mistake. The declared that the plaintiff's attorney had filed the suit two days after they had ordered him not to do so, since they had decided to resume their former marital relations.
  • 16 Aug 1921 Sarah E. Bartling has filed suit for divorce against Arthur W. Bartling.
  • 16 Aug 1921 Juanita von Hulleschein Miller has filed for an annullment from Ernest von Hulleschein Miller. She alleged frdulent marriage.
  • 16 Aug 1921 Judge Ballou ordered the case of Richard A. Beebe against Rose M. Beebe for divorce continued for two weeks after hearing a part of the evidence. The plaintiff states in his complaint that the defendant nags him constantly and the defendant retaliated in her cross action with the allegation that the plaintiff was "insanely jealous of her."
  • 16 Aug 1921 The matrimonial troubles of Thomas D. Hayes were eased somewhat in superior court yesterday when he was granted a divorce from Edna M. Hayes on grounds of infidelity. The defendant, who lives at 716 Wagner street, did not contest the case although proff of service was shown.
  • 17 Aug 1921 Jack Dawson has filed suit for divorce against Mettie Dawson.
  • 17 Aug 1921 Vaughn Hoone has filed suit for divorce against Enola Hoone.
  • 17 Aug 1921 Henry Koorsen was granted a divorce from Vivian Koorsen upon a cross complaint alleging gross imposition upon his credulity by his wife. He states that he had only known her for three weeks before marrying her and an occurrence two months after his marriage led him to doubt her veracity. Her complaint alleged drunkeness on his part.
  • 18 Aug 1921 Adeline Overholt alleges that her husband treated her with the greatest cruelty at their home at 324 West Williams street, in a complaint for divorce against John F. Overholt, filed late yesterday in superior court. She states that he represented himself to be a man of wealth, well able to take care of her, and after marrying him, she found that he had nothing but his wages upon which to support her. He objected to her children by a former marriage, she says, and would not let them enter his house. She avers that he was sullen and morose and would not speck to her for days at a time.
  • 19 Aug 1921 George Warnick has filed suit for divorce against Nora Warnick.
  • 19 Aug 1921 Victoria P. Foley has filed suit for divorce against Earl L. Foley.
  • 19 Aug 1921 Homer Liebig has filed suit for divorce against Grace E. Liebig.
  • 19 Aug 1921 Lillian Norrick has filed suit for divorce against Roy Norrick.
  • 19 Aug 1921 Goldie Jones, proprietor of the Truex hotel, 125 West Washington street, was granted a divorce from Charles W. Jones and given the custody of her two children, on grounds of cruelty, misconduct and non-support.
  • 19 Aug 1921 The continuance in the case of Vaughn Hoone against Enola Hoone was caused by the lack of resident witnesses for the plaintiff. The defendant has filed an answer to the complaint.
  • 19 Aug 1921 The plaintiff dismissed the case of Anna Davidson against William Davidson. The case was for divorce and had been pending for over a year.
  • 19 Aug 1921 Grant Haviland has filed a cross complaint to the suit for divorce instituted by his wife, Olive Haviland, in which he claims that she beat him. He says that she hit him so hard onece that two ribs were broken.
  • 20 Aug 1921 Cruelty and an uncontrollable temper were the allegations of Gladys Malone in her suit for divorce from George W. Malone in superior court yesterday which resulted in the award of a decree to her and the restroation of her maiden name of Gladys Greek. Mrs. Malone was formally one of the Greek sisters who were well known as specialty dancers in local theatrical circles. The husband did not contest the case, but was disconsolate when the woman was granted the decree.
  • 20 Aug 1921 Eldrich Uran has filed suit for divorce against Anna Uran.
  • 20 Aug 1921 Wilda Dutton was granted a divorce from Ray Dutoon and the restoration of her maiden name of Wilda Zengenfuss.
  • 20 Aug 1921 Vera Birt became Vera Miller, when she was granted a divorce from Harold Birt, and asked the restoration of her maiden name.
  • 20 Aug 1921 Mary Rodgers dismissed her suit for divorce against William Rodgers.
  • 21 Aug 1921 Victoria P. Foley became Victoria P. Foust when she was granted a divorce from Earl L. Foley and the restoration of her maiden name.
  • 23 Aug 1921 Alleging that her husband is an incorrigible flirt, Ruth M. Ertle has filed suit against Carl S. Ertle for divorce in the superior court. Mrs. Ertle says that the defendant was arrested by two policewomen whom he "picked up" in his machine on Calhoun street. The compalint declares that her mother loaned the defendant $2,000 with which to by household furnishings and an automobile, and that he has never repaid the money, although he uses the automobile extensively for the purpost of joyriding. Mrs. Ertle states in her complaint that the defendant "utilizes his efforts and genius in picking up young girls n Calhoun street," and upon one occasion he flirted with "two handsome young ladies" when he had a " gentleman friend" in the car, she says, and was much annoyed when they ordered him to proceed to the police station, where he was placed under arrest for flirting.
  • 23 Aug 1921 Earl Carlin has filed suit for divorce against Alice Carlin.
  • 23 Aug 1921 Roberta Laye has filed suit for divorce against Emmet Laye.
  • 23 Aug 1921 Mary E. Mossburg has filed suit for divorce against Elija Mossburg.
  • 23 Aug 1921 Arthur G. Dowell has filed suit for divorce against Ollie M. Dowell.
  • 24 Aug 1921 The cross-complaint of Robert F. Howenstein against Mildren Howenstein, who has sued him for divorce in superior court on grounds of cruelty, filed yesterday, proved to be one of the most sensational counter actions that has been filed in the local courts in several months. The defendant states in his complaint that he intends to introduce certain evidence supported with names and dates at present withheld from his complaint. Howenstein charges his wife with the use of vile and improper names, and states that she refused to cook for him or keep house properly. He makes specific allegations and states that his unexpected return to his home one night led to a crisis in their affairs. He declares that on that occasion she made certain admissions to him. The case is expected to develop into a "triangle" affair when it is aired in court. Mrs. Howenstein asked alimony in her complaint for divorce.
  • 24 Aug 1921 Edyth Parsons has filed suit for divorce against Boyd Parsons.
  • 24 Aug 1921 Esther Battenberg has filed suit for divorce against William Battenberg.
  • 24 Aug 1921 Gertrude Meyers has filed suit for divorce against Ed. A. Meyers.
  • 24 Aug 1921 A second paragraph was filed in the case of Burtella Ballentine against Arl O. Ballentine for divorce. The plaintiff stated that the address of the defendant had been changed from 1435 Broadway to the state penitentiary as a result of a conviction by the DeKalb circuit court for larceny.
  • 24 Aug 1921 Special Judge Frank R. Dulin granted Arnold C. Busse a divorce from Florence C. Busse upon statutory grounds.
  • 25 Aug 1921 Frank Wagner has filed suit for divorce against Lenora Wagner.
  • 25 Aug 1921 Edah Fernwalt has filed suit for divorce against Robert Fernwalt.
  • 25 Aug 1921 Minnie Rowland has filed suit for divorce against Edward Rowland.
  • 25 Aug 1921 Nettie Bierce has filed suit for divorce against Fern Bierce.
  • 25 Aug 1921 Lulu B. Working has filed suit for divorce against Leonard D. Working.
  • 25 Aug 1921 Monica Campbell has filed a cross complaint to the suit for divorce filed against her by Benjamin F. Campbell.
  • 25 Aug 1921 Lula Miller has dismissed her action for divorce against Wilbur Miller.
  • 26 Aug 1921 Mrs. Maude Martin reiterated her estimate of her husband's worth in a second paragraph to her complaint for divorce from August E. Martin filed yesterday. Mrs. Martin now asks $50,000 alimony and $100 a week for her support during the pendency of the suit. The plaintiff filed a complaint alleging cruelty recently in which she said that her husband was worth $85,000 in real estate in Indiana and Ohio, to which her husband replied that her estimation as faulty, in a counter showing in which he gave his property a valuation of about $28,000. Mrs. Martin paid no attention to his assertion in the second paragraph of her complaint except to increase her demand for alimony and ask the custody of her son, August E. Martin, Jr., with $100 a month support.
  • 26 Aug 1921 Paul Toenges has filed suit for divorce against Blanche Toenges.
  • 26 Aug 1921 Harry Narwald has filed suit for divorce against Pearl Narwald.
  • 26 Aug 1921 Anna Cook has filed suit for divorce against Luke L. Cook.
  • 26 Aug 1921 Julia Dixie has filed suit for divorce against William Dixie.
  • 26 Aug 1921 Evidence of desertion was the means by which Emma May Wood obtained a divorce from Farris Wood, who, she said, now lives in Chicago. The litigants are colored.
  • 26 Aug 1921 A separation from bed and board for a period of two years was granted Savilla Brenneman as a result of her suit against George Brenneman for a five-year separation. She claimed that he had not supported her for six months.
  • 26 Aug 1921 Arthur G. Dowell was granted a divorce from Ollie Dowell in superior court claiming that she stayed out late at night with questionable persons.
  • 27 Aug 1921 Assailing his wife's character bitterly and naming William A. S. Parry as co-respondent, Robert Fernwald, late yesterday, filed one of the most sensational cross complaints in the locak courts for many months against Edna Fernwald, who instituted divorce proceedings against him a few days ago. After entering an answer of general denial to his wife's accusations of cruel treatmetn in the first paraagraph of his cross complaint, Fernwald makes startling allegations against his wife and Parry. The only point upon which the complainant can cross complainant agree is upon the date of their marriage. Both admit that they were married in 1910, but they differ upon the length of their separation, the woman cleaming that they separated April 3, and the defendant stating that they resumed marital relationship for one day, July 22. Fernwald states that Parry induced the plaintiff to leave him in April, and that Parry and the woman lived together at 1657 High street for several months, posing as man and wife. He alleges that he has evidence to prove that Parry took Mrs. Fernwald on several trips from the state when his duties, as an employe of the Nickel Plate railroad made such trips necessary. They visited several cities together, he says, posing as husband and wife, brother and sister and father and daughter in Indiana, Illinois and Ohio. He alleges that July 28 the woman reappeared at his hime, and a few past minor differences having been settled, he brought her a home on Milton avenue, where, he says, she stayed one day before Parry induced her to leave him again. After she had left him a second time, he declares, his neighbors and friends placed evidence of her alleged infidelity in his hands. He states that up to the time that they commenced to give him information, he had no evidence that she was unfaithful. The defendant asks the custody of his son Oliver, aged 11, in his cross complaint, alleging that his wife is not a proper person to control the destinies of a child. He also alleges that the co-respondent is not a fit person with which to entrust a child, either, since he says that he has had reports from his neighbors that the man beats and otherwise mistreats the child.
  • 27 Aug 1921 Caroline Zuber has filed suit for divorce from Hugo Zuber.
  • 27 Aug 1921 Julia Dixie has filed suit for divorce from William Dixie.
  • 27 Aug 1921 Lottie Rydelkiewicz has filed suit for divorce against Theodore Rydelkiewicz.
  • 27 Aug 1921 Frank Farnam was granted the right to have his child in his possesion each Monday during the pendency of a suit for divorce instituted against him by Mary Farnam.
  • 28 Aug 1921 The sensational features promised in the cross complaint of Robert Howenstein against Mildred Howenstein, who brought suit against his for divorce on grounds of cruelty recently, failed to materialize when the case came to a hearing in the superior court Saturday. The defendant did not appear in court. Mrs. Howenstein became Mildred I. Campbell as a result of the hearing when she was granted the decree and the restoration of her maiden name. The plaintiff stated in court that her husband was cruel to her and struck her. Howenstein stated in his cross complaint that an enexpected return to his home one night precipitated a crisis in their affairs. He charged specific misconduct. Mrs. Howenstein asked $5,000 alimony in her complaint but no mention was made of it in court or upon the docket. The woman was given the house at 1836 Anthony boulevard and the household furniture by her husband, it was said, in private settlement of the property rights.
  • 28 Aug 1921 Pearl Durbrow has filed suit for divorce against Kenneth Durbrow.
  • 28 Aug 1921 Axie M. Silvers has filed suit for divorce against John Silvers.
  • 28 Aug 1921 Ceontempt of court is alleged by Hattie Everett against Oliver Everett. She alleges that he had failed to make the provision ordered by the court for her support during the pendency of her suit against him for divorce.
  • 28 Aug 1921 Paul Toenges, who recently filed a suit for divorce against Blanche Toenges on the ground that his wife refused to cook for him, has dismissed the suit and paid the costs.
  • 30 Aug 1921 George Nicholson has filed a suit for divorce against Lenora Nicholson.
  • 30 Aug 1921 Eric C. Gustafson has filed a suit for divorce against Lenora Gustafson.
  • 30 Aug 1921 Fred Abadzy had filed suit for divorce against Sphie Abadzy.
  • 31 Aug 1921 Matilda Rohrbaugh was granted a divorce from Calvin Rohrbaugh in superior court yesterday and granted $300 alimony, payable in 15 months. The case went to the cross complaint when the plaintiff withdrew. The allegations in the original compalint and in subsequent petitions for support indicated that the case would be of a sensational character when it came to a hearing, but nothing but the recitation of a sordid domestic tale has been heard up to the time when the plaintiff withdrew his complaint. The plaintiff stated in his complaint that his wife returned home rearly on Sunday morning with a man, who gave him a black eye for remonstrating with his wife for her alleged infidelity. Rohrbaugh stated that the man apparently knew more than he did about his wife's health. He told the court of his suspicions of his wife's misconduct and of his attempts to ascertain the truth. He told of hiding when his wife received a visitor, and declared that "they must have known that he was there," since the behaved with propriety. He named Arthur Brandenburger as co-respondent. Amusement was created in court by the attitude of Harry Hogan, for the defendant, who pretended anxiety to know whether the plaintiff was disguised when "Spying upon his wife." Rohrbaught was allowed to retain his furniture, which he valued at $2,000.
  • 31 Aug 1921 Emma Huber has filed suit for divorce against Clarence Huber.
  • 31 Aug 1921 Mettie Reed has filed suit for divorce against Alva Reed.
  • 31 Aug 1921 Zada Griffith has filed suit for divorce against Everett Griffith.
  • 31 Aug 1921 Gladys Baker was granted an order of the court restraining Ernest Baker from carrying out his alleged threat " to kill her" if she sued him for divorce.
  • 31 Aug 1921 Eldridge C. Uran was granted a divorce from Anna Uran by Judge Ballou on grounds of cruelty.

  • 01 Sep 1921 The only two allegations in the divorce complaint of Frank Wagner, that Lenora Wagner admits to be true, are that she is married to him and that they separated in January, 1919, according to a sensational cross complaint fild by the woman yesterday in superior court. She brands her husband's complaint of the "supposed abuses" he has suffered at her hands to be a "tissue of falsehoods," and states that they were all incorporated in a complaint filed against her in 1919 and were disproved at the hearing of the case. Mrs. Wanger states that she did file suit against him 10 or 12 years ago, but withdrew the complaint upon his promise to behave. She says that at the time the man was under arrest for a "criminal assault upon a woman," She worked to obtain his release, she says. The cross complaint alleges that her husband "thrashed her for doubting his morality" when she returned from a visit to Chicago and told him of finding enidences that another woman has occupied her place in the home. She names Clara Vaures as a co-respondent, stating that police shot at her husband as he left her home by way of a basement window to avoid arrest. Wagner exchanged baskets of provisions for his laundry, the cross complaint avers, adding that the man was such a familiar figure around the woman's house that her two children called him "daddy." He also rented a place for a woman named Katherine in the Pixlie-Long block under the name of a well known and respected gentleman of Fort Wayne, living with her as man and wife, she alleges. Her husband endeavored to ruin her, Mrs. Wagner says, after her father had bought her a rooming house with a partial payment down, by letting payments upon it lapse, but her father again came to her assistance and she is now in comfortable circumstances. "Brought up in a religion that is adverse to divorce," Mrs. Wagner states that she regrets that her husband has forced her to seek her freedom.
  • 01 Sep 1921 Hazel Thompson has filed a suit for divorce against Stanley E. Thompson.
  • 01 Sep 1921 Christian Ellett has filed a suit for divorce against Maggie Ellett.
  • 01 Sep 1921 Silverena Potterfield has filed a suit for divorce against Ralph Potterfield.
  • 01 Sep 1921 Marie Bailey has filed a suit for divorce against John L. Bailey.
  • 01 Sep 1921 Hilda Houseworth was granted a divorce upon a cross complaint alleging cruelty in the suit brought against her by Samuel Houseworth. She obtained the custody of her children and $10 a week for their support.
  • 02 Sep 1921 George A. Beck alleges that his marital bliss with Elizabeth Beck lasted three months to a day. He states that they were married May 28 and separated August 28, because she neglected him. She refused to keep house and repair his clothes, he claims, preferring to "spend her time at the municipal swimming pool." He says that she told him that she had entered an aquatic contest and had her hair "bobbed and clipped" to reduce "an overabunance of superfluous hair."
  • 02 Sep 1921 Harriet Schumacher declares that her reason for desiring a divorce from Adolph Schumacher is that he has never shown any interest in her welfare or tried to provide her a proper home. He is sullen and morose, she says, and has limited his purchases for her to a single pair of shoes, which she claims, "he did very grudgingly."
  • 02 Sep 1921 Anthony Meyers alleges that his wife, Ethel Meyers, has nagged and sworn at him for so long that he wants a divorce and the custody of his two children. He says that she is a very extravagant housekeeper, and calls him names that are provoking.
  • 02 Sep 1921 Mary Magarvoyn states that her husband, Terry Magarvoyn, deserted her in June, 1919, and went to live in Michigan. Since his departure, she says, he has not contributed anything towards her support. She asks that her maiden name of Mary McGinley be restored to her.
  • 02 Sep 1921 William Schoppmann declares that his wife, Elena, eloped with another man about two years ago, and seeks divorce on grounds of abandonment.
  • 02 Sep 1921 Marie Wolford alleged cruelty in a complaint for divorce against Harry Wolford.
  • 02 Sep 1921 Caroline Zuber was granted a divorce from Hugo Zuber and awarded the custody of her son, Arnold, and allowed $5 a week for the child's support.
  • 02 Sep 1921 Allen Lawrence was granted a divorce from Mary C. Lawrence. The case was hear by Special Judge W. H. Reed and was not contested.
  • 02 Sep 1921 William Edsall was granted a divorce from Jessie Edsall on grounds of cruelty.
  • 03 Sep 1921 Mabel Eagleye became Mabel Franks in the superior court late yesterday afternoon after Judge Ballou had heard her story of the alleged brutality of Pathro Eagleye, her husband, and granted the woman a divorce. Mrs. Eagleye told the court that her husband was very cruel to her and beat her. Asked by her attorney for particulars, she told a terrible tale of unmerciful beating at her home. She told the court that her husband, who is alleged to be a full-blooded Cherokee Indian, used to "fly into rages" on the least provocation and drag her into her room, tear off her clothes and beat her mercilessly. The woman said that she became so unnerved at the repeated chastisement that she could not repress a chudder whenever she saw her husband approach, and having become hysterical with fright on one occasion, she suddenly became speechless, and did not regain the use of her voice for nearly 15 weeks, she said.
  • 03 Sep 1921 A divorce was refused to both of the litigants in the case of Leslie M. Wolf against Rose R. Wolf. The court found against both parties. The evidence was sordid.
  • 03 Sep 1921 Homer Liebig was granted a divorce from Grace E. Liebig because she called him names and traced his ancestry to the canine race, he said.
  • 03 Sep 1921 Mary Mossburg was granted a divorce from Elijah Mossburg on the grounds that he refused to live with her.
  • 03 Sep 1921 Esther Battenberg was divorced from William Battenber, when she told the court that he would not support her.
  • 03 Sep 1921 Mabel R. Campbell was granted a divorce upon allegations of cruelty.
  • 03 Sep 1921 Mary E. Alberson found that the fact that Edward has left for parts unknown to her about three years ago was sufficient cause for the issuance of a diploma from the school of matrimony.
  • 03 Sep 1921 Maggie Ellett was granted an order restraining Christina Ellett from disposing of his Spy Run avenue home during the pendency of his suit against her for divorce.
  • 04 Sep 1921 John Martin has filed suit for divorce against Mary Martin, alleging treats against his life.
  • 04 Sep 1921 Luvina May Martin has filed a suit for divorce against Alvira E. Martin, alleging extreme jealousy.
  • 07 Sep 1921 Charles S. Smith has filed suit for divorce against Dorothy Jane Smith.
  • 07 Sep 1921 Ethel Meyers has filed a sensational cross compalint to the suit for divorce filed by Anthony J. Meyers.
  • 08 Sep 1921 Sophia Schafer has filed suit for separation from bed and board against Henry L. Schafer.
  • 08 Sep 1921 John Horstmand have filed suit for divorce against Minnie Horstman.
  • 08 Sep 1921 Mabel Sondheim has filed suit for divorce against Rudolph Sondheim.
  • 08 Sep 1921 Naomi Huth has filed suit for divorce against Alfred Huth.
  • 08 Sep 1921 Alfred Huth has filed suit for divorce against Leona Huth.
  • 08 Sep 1921 Esther Ebel has filed suit for divorce against Arthur Ebel.
  • 08 Sep 1921 Rose Hire has filed suit for divorce against Russell Hire.
  • 08 Sep 1921 Earl Carlin was granted a divorce from Elica Carlin by default when proof of service has been shown.
  • 09 Sep 1921 Mary E. McCulloch has filed suit for divorce against Andrew McCulloch.
  • 09 Sep 1921 Rosella Stinger has filed suit for divorce against Charles F. Stinger.
  • 09 Sep 1921 Rose M. Beebe was granted a divorce from R. A. Beebe on a cross complaint to his petition. The man was granted the custody of the children.
  • 10 Sep 1921 Coleson Miller has filed suit for divorce against Gladys Miller.
  • 10 Sep 1921 Mabel Puckett has filed suit for divorce against James G. Puckett.
  • 10 Sep 1921 Nora E. Adams has filed suit for divorce against Anthony Adams.
  • 10 Sep 1921 Carrie Lantz has filed suit for divorce against Simon Lantz.
  • 10 Sep 1921 Esther F. Smith has filed suit for divorce against Asa D. Smith.
  • 10 Sep 1921 Laura Robinstine has filed suit for divorce against Scott E. Robinstine.
  • 10 Sep 1921 Thomas Barry was granted a divorce on the allegation that his wife, Evelyn, had left him for another man in Detroit.
  • 11 Sep 1921 Minnie Rolling has filed her second suit for divorce against Frank Rolling in the superior court, alleging that the man has filed to live up to his promises made to Judge Ballou upon the strength of which the judge refused her former plea.
  • 11 Sep 1921 Golda le Farree has filed suit against James R. la Faree, for divorce, alleging that he deserted her more than two years ago.
  • 11 Sep 1921 Marie Behner alleges that Ephraim Behner refuses to live with her, in a divorce suit filed against him in superior court. Behner has filed two actions against his wife.
  • 11 Sep 1921 Judge Ballou granted a divorce to Philip E. Todd from Gertrude Todd and granted him the custody of his four children.
  • 11 Sep 1921 Jeanette Gilb was refused a divorce from Howard Gilb by Judge Ballou, who declared that the evidence did not warrant a divorce.
  • 13 Sep 1921 Jessie O'Rare has filed suit for divorce against Clida O'Rare.
  • 13 Sep 1921 Eugene Hayden has filed suit for divorce against Mamie Hayden.
  • 13 Sep 1921 Marie Wolford was granted a divorce from Harry Wolford and her maiden name, Marie Fehling was restored to her.
  • 14 Sep 1921 Sadie Edwards has filed suit for divorce from Olie Edwards.
  • 14 Sep 1921 Elsie Rogan has filed suit for divorce from John H. Rogan.
  • 14 Sep 1921 Edward B. Clark has filed a suit for divorce against Cora A. Clark.
  • 14 Sep 1921 Anna Billman has filed a suit for divorce against Henry Billman.
  • 14 Sep 1921 Eva Fern Yaglie has filed a suit for divorce against Arthur R. Yaglie.
  • 14 Sep 1921 Dorothy Jane Smith alleges that her husband called her on the telephone after he had filed a suit for divorce against her and warned her that he would kill her if she contested the case. She charges the plaintiff, Charles L. Smith with cruelty in her cross complaint.
  • 14 Sep 1921 The plaintiff has filed a petition for a change of venue of judge in the case of Lela German against Charles F. German, for divorce.
  • 14 Sep 1921 Charles Sweet, 80 years old, was granted a divorce from Etta May Sweet, 46 years old, by Special Judge William C. Geake upon evidence of abandonment.
  • 15 Sep 1921 Delia Johnson was granted a divorce from William Johnson and her maiden name, Delia Martin, restored to her.
  • 16 Sep 1921 Hepsy Jones has filed suit for divorce against Henry Jones.
  • 16 Sep 1921 The case of Leroy Hirschfelder, for divorce, was continued in superior court yesterday by Judge Ballou, who intimated that he wished to speak to the plaintiff who failed to appear to contest his wife's cross-complaint.
  • 16 Sep 1921 Lela German was granted a divorce from Charles F. German and her maiden name, Lela Getters, restroed to her by Special Judge W. H. Reed on grounds of cruelty.
  • 16 Sep 1921 Arneal Gardinier was granted a divorce from Forest Gardinier after she introduced evidence of rough treatment by her husband.
  • 17 Sep 1921 Daisy B. Hatfield has filed for a divorce from Clarence Hatfield.
  • 17 Sep 1921 Clida O'Rare declares that her husband refused to go "to church or any place of entertainment" with her on the gound that "she was not fit to be seen with," in a cross complaint filed yesterday in the superior court. Her husband, Jesse O'Rare charged her with failure in her household duties in the original complaint.
  • 17 Sep 1921 Judge Ballou refused a divorce to either of the contesting parties in the case of Leroy Hirschfelder against Loretta Hirschfelder for divorce. The case has been taken under advisement. The man displayed no interest in a divorce and his wife was unable to prove her assertions against his character.
  • 17 Sep 1921 Marie C. Anderson has dismissed her divorce case against Warner C. Anderson.
  • 18 Sep 1921 Jennie Stone has filed suit for divorce against George Stone.
  • 18 Sep 1921 Emma Lorrazin has filed suit for divorce against John Lorrazin.
  • 18 Sep 1921 Metie Reed was granted a divorce from Alva Reed and her maiden name, Metie Bowman, was restored to her.
  • 20 Sep 1921 Luvian May Martin has filed suit for divorce against Alvia E. Martin.
  • 20 Sep 1921 Florence Conn was granted a divorce from Albert B. Conn and was awarded the custody of two minor children.
  • 20 Sep 1921 William C. Geake was appointed special judge to hear the case of Marie Behner against Ephriam Behner for divorce. Mr. Geake was appointed special judge in a previous suit brought by the man against the woman, after Judge Ballou has refused the man a divorce at the initial hearing.
  • 20 Sep 1921 Virginia Whitaker became Virginia Lenington in superior court Monday when Judge Ballou granted her a divorce from Raymond Clark Whitaker and restored her maiden name.
  • 21 Sep 1921 Edith Carroll has filed suit for divorce against Hermann Carroll.
  • 21 Sep 1921 Pearl M. Freburger has filed suit for divorce against George G. Freburger.
  • 21 Sep 1921 Glenna Donnelly has filed suit for divorce against Gerald Donnelly.
  • 21 Sep 1921 Hilda Nelson has filed suit for divorce against Norman Nelson.
  • 21 Sep 1921 Esther Pollard was granted a divorce from Colonel Pollard on grounds of cruelty and desertion.
  • 21 Sep 1921 Minnie Wyatt has filed a motion for a change of venue of court in her suit against Marion Wyatt for divorce.
  • 21 Sep 1921 John Sazzarin has filed a cross complaint to the suit for divorce filed against him by Emma Sazzarin, in which he states that the woman encouraged his children to disobey him.
  • 21 Sep 1921 Cora Clark alleges that Edwin B. Clark failed to provide for her in a cross complaint to his suit for divorce.
  • 22 Sep 1921 The case of Helen M. Hartman against Lawrence J. Hartman for divorce and alimony was heard by Special Judge Frank H. Kleekamp in a witness room instead of in the superior court rood yesterday afternoon, and proved to be one of the most sensational divorce cases heard in the local courts for many months. Mrs. Hartman, who lived with her husband at 1033 Tennessee avenue, was granted the divorce and $100 alimony. Although much of the testimony was of a startling nature, the defendant admitted the woman's allegations of cruelty and the fight revolved around a question of a doctor's bill.
  • 22 Sep 1921 Edward Gilbany has filed suit for divorce against Clara Gilbany.
  • 22 Sep 1921 Frank C. Rutan has filed suit for divorce against Elizabeth Rutan.
  • 22 Sep 1921 Ora Brown has filed suit for divorce against John Brown.
  • 22 Sep 1921 Roy Heath has filed suit for divorce against Florence Heath.
  • 22 Sep 1921 Edith Fickle has filed suit for separation from bed and board against Charles Fickle.
  • 22 Sep 1921 Selverena Potterfield dismissed her complaint for divorce against Ralph Potterfield.
  • 22 Sep 1921 Marion E. Wiggins has dismissed her action against Joseph N. Wiggins for divorce.
  • 22 Sep 1921 Ida Brecourt was granted a divorce from William Brecourt on grounds of cruelty.
  • 22 Sep 1921 Mary Fisher was granted a divorce from Joseph Fisher on grounds of desertion. She was awarded the custody of two children.
  • 23 Sep 1921 Hattie Everett was granted a divorce from Oliver Everett on grounds of cruelty.
  • 23 Sep 1921 Sevilla Cramer was granted a divorce on a cross complaint to an action brought by Claude Cramer.
  • 23 Sep 1921 George Nicholson was granted a divorce from Lenora Nicholson on statutory grounds.
  • 23 Sep 1921 Burtella Ballentine was granted a divorce from Arlo Ballentine and awarded the custody of her two minor children.
  • 24 Sep 1921 Alice Bicknese has filed suit for divorce against Ferd Bicknese, alleging that the defendant only spent seven nights at home in five months.
  • 24 Sep 1921 Walentine Glowacki severed matrimonial relations with Poland in superior court yesterday when he was awarded a divorce from Annina Glowacki, who, he told the court consorted with men of low repute and then returned to Poland eight years ago.
  • 24 Sep 1921 Daisy B. Hatfield has dismissed her suit for divorce from Clarence E. Hatfield.
  • 24 Sep 1921 William Fosnaugh has filed suit against Elizabeth Fosnaugh in the superior court for divorce, alleging that the woman refused to live with him in Fort Wayne, and went to Toledo more than two years ago.
  • 25 Sep 1921 Maurice N. Stevens has filed suit for divorce against Alice May Stevens.
  • 25 Sep 1921 Theofore Snyder has filed suit for divorce against Ruth Snyder.
  • 25 Sep 1921 Olive Thiel was granted a divorce from Herman Thiel and awarded the custody of her son, Lewis.
  • 27 Sep 1921 A family's finances were discussed exhaustively in superior court yesterday when the case of Contrance Woods against Leo Woods was heard by Judge Ballou. The plaintiff alleged failure to provide properly, in her complaint, and her whole action was directed along that line. No allegations of cruelty or improper conduct were made by either of the litigants, who confined the entire day's argument to their financial condition. The husband declared that his wife expected too much. His income, he said, was about $2,000 a year as a traveling salesman. The case was taken under advisement.
  • 27 Sep 1921 Clara Gilbany alleges that her husband advertised for women under fictitious names in newspapers and spent much of his time with those who answered the advertisements, in a cross complaint to Edward Gilbany's suit for divorce.
  • 27 Sep 1921 Nellie Claymiller has filed suit for divorce against Charles Claymiller.
  • 27 Sep 1921 Collette Meens has filed suit for divorce against Leslie Meens.
  • 28 Sep 1921 Luelo Phillips has filed suit for divorce against John Phillips, alleging threats against her life.
  • 28 Sep 1921 Bethene Halberstadt has filed suit for divorce against Harry Halberstadt.
  • 28 Sep 1921 Naomi Huth dismissed her suit for divorce from Alfred Huth in superior court yesterday.
  • 28 Sep 1921 Alfred Huth dismissed his suit for divorce against Leona E. Huth in superior court yesterday.
  • 28 Sep 1921 Judge Wood yesterday granted a divorce to Mary Baur from Frederick Bauer in the circuit court upon allegations of cruelty.
  • 29 Sep 1921 The marriage of George W. and Louise Spain, on a wager last October, ended in disaster yesterday when Special Judge R. B. Dreibelbiss, in the superior court, granted a divorce decree to Mr. Spain. In the complaint the plaintiff declared that his wife has him arrested on surety of the peace proceedings which, he said, were unwarranted.
  • 29 Sep 1921 Anthony Meyer was granted a divorce from Ethel Meyer yesterday by Judge Ballou in the superior court. The defendant was given the custody of their two children and the plaintiff was ordered to pay $12 a week to their support.
  • 29 Sep 1921 Theodore Snyder was granted a divorce from Ruth Snyder yesterday.
  • 30 Sep 1921 George W. Osterman has filed for divorce from Elenora Osterman, for the tenth time.
  • 30 Sep 1921 Georgia Weikard has filed suit for divorce from Fred Weikard.
  • 30 Sep 1921 Judge Ballou continued the case of Christian Ellett against Maggie Ellett for divorce until this morning in the superior court. The case consumed the entire day in court yesterday, and is expected to be completed shortly before noon today. Ellett charged his wife with being unfaithful, and stated that she gave the fired man a solid gold watch for a Christmas present and gave him, (Ellett), a 25 cent necktie for the occasion. He claims that his wife undermined his authority over his children, who owe him a large sum of money. Mrs. Ellett retaliated with testimoney of improper conduct on his part. The defendant asks allimony in her cross complaint. About $35,000 worth of property is involved in the case.

  • 01 Oct 1921 The sudden indisposition of Robert B. Dreilelbiss, attorney for the defendant in the case of Christian Elett against Maggie Elett, while interrogating a witness in court yeaterday morning, caused a postpoonement of the case for an indefinite period.
  • 01 Oct 1921 Alleging that his wife consorted with "low, lewd, immoral and drunken persons," and sits upon the lap of a young man known as Raymond Stellar, whom she "pets and fondles" to the plaintiff's "shame and humiliation," Augustus Leiter has filed suit against Emma Leiter for divorce. The plaintiff states that the woman takes her child, Marie, aged 3 years, with her upon her nocturnal expeditions, and he demands the custody of the child on the ground that the woman "is not a proper person to control the destinies of a minor."
  • 01 Oct 1921 Ephraim Behner was granted a divorce from Marie Behner upon a cross complaint to his wife's suit for divorce.
  • 01 Oct 1921 Elsie Rogan has filed a petition for an increased allowance during the pendency of her suit for divorce against John H. Rogan.
  • 02 Oct 1921 John Andvet has filed suit for divorce against Eni Andvet, alleging incompatibility.
  • 02 Oct 1921 Minnie Rowland has dismissed her suit for divorce against Edward Rowland.
  • 02 Oct 1921 Emma Leiter has filed a cross complaint to the action of Augustus Leiter for divorce. The woman claims that he is "dissolute and shiftless."
  • 04 Oct 1921 Mary Belle Welker against Oscar Welker for divorce.
  • 04 Oct 1921 Royal C. Metcalf was granted a divorce from Gerturde Metcalf and ordered not to marry within two years. He brought charges of abnadonment.
  • 04 Oct 1921 Audrey Braden was granted a divorce from Russell Braden on grounds of cruelty. She admitted drinking and smoking cigarettes when cross-examined upon the stand.
  • 04 Oct 1921 Everett Griffith has filed a cross-complaint to the suit for divorce filed by Zada Griffith against him. He alleges bad temper and worse language.
  • 05 Oct 1921 Helen W. Gunder against Jerry F. Gunder for divorce.
  • 05 Oct 1921 Thelma Vlat was granted a divorce from Arthur Vlat and was awarded $250 alimony.
  • 06 Oct 1921 Maudie Sargent has filed suit for divorce against Benjamin Sargent.
  • 06 Oct 1921 Katherine Heath has filed for a limited separation against Mark Heath.
  • 06 Oct 1921 Edna Patterson was granted a divorce from Clifford Patterson and her maiden name, Edna Manning, restored to her.
  • 07 Oct 1921 Alleging that her husband nagged her incessantly, used foul and abusive language in a loud tone, falsely accused her of associating with other men, and threatened to kill her and then himself, Dorothy Cady has filed suit against William Cadey, local chiropractor, for divorce and $4,000 alimony. She asks $25 a week support during the pendency of the suit. Mrs. Cady states that she married the chiropractor in August of this year, and that he is nearly twice as old as she is. She alleges that when he starts to tell her his opinion of her, he uses such a loud tone that all the neighbors in the vicinity are able to hear his remarks.
  • 07 Oct 1921 Lillian Norick has filed suit for divorce from Ray Norick.
  • 07 Oct 1921 Frances Leffler has filed suit for divorce against Ralph Leffler.
  • 07 Oct 1921 Florence Zander has filed for a limited separation against Irving Zander.
  • 07 Oct 1921 Anna Branhan has filed suit for divorce against Wilson Branhan.
  • 08 Oct 1921 Ada Durfee has filed suit for divorce against Elijah Durfee alleging cruelty.
  • 09 Oct 1921 Elizabeth Dickerhoff has filed suit for divorce against William Dickerhoff.
  • 09 Oct 1921 Ida Goulding has filed suit for divorce against Albert Goulding.
  • 09 Oct 1921 James W. Wisner has filed suit for divorce against Frances A. Wisner.
  • 09 Oct 1921 Daniel R. Benjamin accuses his wife of having misappropriated $5,000 of his money, which, he says, she took from him as he saved it and deposited in her name in a bank, and denies that it belongs to him, in a cross complaint filed in superior court Saturday to the action for divorce instituted by Elizabeth M. Benjamin. He also accused her of nagging him and bringing in her relatives to assist her in making sufficient uproar and din to "drive him from the house."
  • 09 Oct 1921 Attorneys involved in the case of Silverena Potterfield against Ralph Potterfield for divorce are anxious to find out who dismissed the case in superior court recently. The dismissal was set aside Saturday by Judge Ballou when it was found that the case had been dismissed without costs and fees being paid. The case was not dismissed by either attorney, is was said.
  • 09 Oct 1921 Rowena Burch was granted a divorce from Henry E. Burch and was awarded the restoration of her maiden name, Rowena Cox.
  • 09 Oct 1921 When Judge Ballou asked Mrs. Blanche Bierce, at the close of her hearing for divorce from Mrs. Bierce in the superior court Friday, whether she sought the divorce in order to marry some other man, she replied. "No, indeed," in an emphatic manner. "Are you keeping company with any man at the present time?" the judge inquired. "No, sir." was the reply, still in an emphatic tone. Mrs. Blanche Bierce was issued a license to marry Fred S. Lenz, Jr., foundryman, in the office of County Clerk Kent Sweet within 18 hours of her disavowal of future intentions and gave October 7 as the date of her last divorce.
  • 11 Oct 1921 Leslie Kirkland has filed suit for divorce against Margaret Kirkland.
  • 11 Oct 1921 William W. Wiley has filed suit for divorce against Cleddah B. Wiley.
  • 11 Oct 1921 Elmer F. Rhoades has filed suit for divorce against Nellie Rhoades, alleging bigamy and subsequent misconduct.
  • 11 Oct 1921 The divorce case of Sophia Schafer against Henry S. Shafer has been dismissed.
  • 12 Oct 1921 The divorce case of Nellie Claymiller against Charles Claymiller has been dismissed.
  • 12 Oct 1921 The divorce case of Edna Deutchman against Doris Deutcham has been dismissed.
  • 12 Oct 1921 The divorce case of Ada Durfee against Elijah Durfee has been dismissed.
  • 13 Oct 1921 Olive Geisman has filed suit for divorce against Alvin Geisman.
  • 13 Oct 1921 Edna Deutchman was granted a divorce from Doris Deutchman, and her maiden name, Edna Worthington, restored to her.
  • 13 Oct 1921 The case of the state and Rosella Klinger Richter against William J. Richter for $1,000 damages for alleged fraudulent marriage, which was postponed from yesterday morning to this morning at 9 o'clock, is expected to present many unusual features. Borth the litigants claim fraudulent marriage on different ground and the two cases will be tried simultaneously in court.
  • 14 Oct 1921 Ida Myers was granted a divorce from John H. Myers, "self-styled magnetic healer," by Special Judge Charles Ryan upon the cross complaint to the original petition of the man. Myers stated in his complaint that the woman cursed and swore before his "patients," and ruined his business. She left him, he charged, and went, he "believed to Kansas or Oklahoma." He attenpted to obtain a divorce by publication, but Mrs. Myers heard of the impending suit and returned, apparently furiously angry, and charged her husband with sending her to the state of Kansas on a visit and filing suit against her almost before she has reached her destination. She claimed trickery and was awarded the decree.
  • 14 Oct 1921 Mildred Heckber alleges that her husband has a violent temper, accuses her of infidelity and is extremely selfish, in a suit for divorce filed yesterday against George Heckber.
  • 14 Oct 1921 Mae Huguenard avers that her husband only speaks to her to criticize her conduct when he thinks she needs correction, in a conplaint for divorce against Frank J. Huguenard. The plaintiff alleges that the man refuses to talk for weeks at a time and adopts a silently critical attitude. He stays out doors to avoid the society of his wife and children, she states. Mrs. Huguenard says in her complaint that she dismissed a similar suit against him on condition that he reform his surly habits, but that within a week of its dismissal he quarreled with her in a bitter manner over the expense of having her teeth fixed. She says that he accuses her of being morally impure, and celebrated her wedding anniversary by locking her out of the house because she too the children to a show that evening. The sight of a visiting card left by a member of his wife's family at his home at 1615 Andrews street, made him furious, the plaintiff says. She seeks $2,500 alimony.
  • 14 Oct 1921 Katherine Horstman alleges extreme cruelty in a divorce action filed against John Horstman. She also alleges failure to provide and seeks an order from the court restraining her husband from molesting her.
  • 14 Oct 1921 The case of the state and Roselia Richter against William J. Richter for $1,000 damages for an alleged fraudulent marriage, and a supplemental charge of child neglect, which was being tried at the same time, occupied the entire day in the circuit court yesterday. The litigants both claim the marriage to be fraudulent. Mrs. Richter alleged yesterday that her husband married her under compulsion and that he has not, and apparently never intended to carry out his marriage contract. Richter claims that he was tricked into marrying her and declares the marriage to be fraudulent on those grounds. Several witnesses were called to testify in the case and much conflicting testimony was heard by the court. Both the litigants are from New Haven.
  • 15 Oct 1921 Judge Ballou yesterday granted a divorce and $1,200 alimony in the superior court to Mrs. Maggie Ellett upon her cross complaint to the divorce suit instituted by Christian Ellett. The case was heard two weeks ago, and was taken under advisement. It was bitterly contested, and involned more than $25,000 worth of property.
  • 15 Oct 1921 Cleddah B. Wiley was much inconvenienced by the lights of passing automobiles, according to the testimony of her husband in superior court yesterday in the divorce hearing filed against her by William W. Wiley. He was granted a divorce upon the evidence that the woman spent much of her time on the porch in the dark in the arms of a boarder. "Every time an automobile passed, they uncuddled," the witness told the court. Wiley was awarded the custody of his child with the stipulation by the court that the defendant should have a right to see the child as long as the passing from the home to home did not interfere with its education.
  • 15 Oct 1921 Rilla May Steelwell has filed suit for divorce against Miles Steelwell alleging infidelity.
  • 15 Oct 1921 Mildred Heckber has dismissed her suit for divorce against George Heckber, which was filed Thursday.
  • 15 Oct 1921 Edith Carroll was granted a divorce from Herman Carroll on grounds of cruelty and failure to provide.
  • 15 Oct 1921 Bethena Halberstock was granted a divorce from Harry Halberstock on statutory grounds.
  • 16 Oct 1921 The divorce case of John Andevel against Enk Andevel was continued by Special Judge Carl Yaple for further evidence.
  • 18 Oct 1921 Alma Lopshire was successful in her third attempt to secure a divorce from Charles S. Lopshire in the superior court yesterday. She was awarded the custody of her child, Evelyn, and $3,000 alimony. The plaintiff alleged that the defendant was in the habit of accusing her falsely and the defendant was unable to prove to the satisfaction of the court that his charges were true. The case was heard before Special Judge William H. Reed.
  • 18 Oct 1921 Velma Davis has filed suit for divorce against Richard W. Davis.
  • 18 Oct 1921 Wilda Madden has filed suit for divorce against Harvey Madden.
  • 18 Oct 1921 George S. Witherspoon has filed suit for divorce against Gussie Witherspoon.
  • 18 Oct 1921 Dorothy Cady has dismissed her suit for divorce against William Cady, local chiropractor.
  • 19 Oct 1921 Mahala Widner has filed suit for divorce against Charles Widner.
  • 19 Oct 1921 William A. S. Parry has filed suit for divorce against Margaret B. Parry.
  • 19 Oct 1921 Theodore A. Pattee has filed suit for divorce against Mary A. Pattee.
  • 19 Oct 1921 Minnie Wyatt has dismissed her case against Marion Wyatt for divorce.
  • 19 Oct 1921 Olive Geisman has dismissed her case against Alvin Geisman for divorce.
  • 19 Oct 1921 Matilda Gerding was granted a divorce from Robert J. Gerding in the superior court.
  • 20 Oct 1921 Judge Wood found William J. Richter guilty of fraudulent marriage in the case of the state and Rosella Richter against him late yesterday afternoon. He ordered the youth to pay the young woman $640 or spend a year in the county jail. Richter was advised to spend the year in jail by his attorneys, who pointed out that the weather is getting cooler and that he is unemployed and that once he has served the jail term for fraudulent marriage his wife has no further hold upon him.
  • 20 Oct 1921 Eugene Cole, who was recently acquitted of a charge of having assisted the bandits who attempted to rob the Preble bank last June, by driving them to the scene of their operations, has been made defendant in a divorce suit filed in the superior court yesterday by Prentiss Cole. The plaintiff alleges that although her husband knows that she has a weak heart and needs attention, he stays out late at night driving a taxie-cab. She claims that she has lost all affection for him, and seeks the custody of her daughter, Marjorie, aged 2 years.
  • 20 Oct 1921 Harvey Patty has filed suit for divorce against May Patty.
  • 20 Oct 1921 Gerturde Underwood has filed suit for divorce against Isaac Underwood.
  • 20 Oct 1921 Gerald Donnelly has filed a cross complaint to the suit for divorce filed against him by Glenna Donnelly.
  • 20 Oct 1921 Florence Zauder has dismissed her suit against Irving Zauder in the superior court.
  • 21 Oct 1921 Special Judge John H. Aiken took the case of Belle Burnett against Frank Burnett for divorce under advisement in the superior court yesterday. The plaintiff alleged that the defendant was adicted to the drink habit and failed to provide for her properly, and told the court that although the defendant had never used a harsh word to her for five years, he was wasily offended and often would not talk to her for weeks at a time. She stated that he owned real estate of the value of $6,000, and allowed a relative to foreclose a mortgage upon it that she declared to be spurious. The deed was brougth about through a desire to defraud her and her daughters, she charges. She asked $5,000 alimony. Both of the litigants are pass middle age. In summing up the evidence, Judge Aiken told the couple that the best thing that they could do would be to make up, since their differences were really very slight. In conclusion, the court told the three children of the couple that they should treat their parents with proper respect and do all in their power to bring about a reconciliation.
  • 21 Oct 1921 William A. Johnson has filed suit for divorce against Azalia Johnson.
  • 21 Oct 1921 Constance Woods was granted a divorce from Leo Woods, who was granted the right to visit his children, who were awarded to their mother.
  • 21 Oct 1921 Malinda Werling was granted a divorce from Albert Werling after she had testified that her husband not only associated with other women, but is serving a sentence for grand larceny. She was refused the restoration of her maiden name, but was awarded the custody of her child.
  • 22 Oct 1921 Alleging that his wife has "constantly and unremittingly" accused him of wrongful association with other women, and that she created a scene in the Jefferson theater, where he is employed as musical director, by demanding in a loud tone of one of his assistants "What she was doing with her husband," Gaston Baihle has filed suit for divorce against Estella Baihle in the superior court. Baihle states in his complaint that his wife is jealous and suspicious, and constantly casts aspersions upon the character of his lady assistants. He declares that he has been humiliated by her constant accusations. He says that she calls up his friends and inquires as to the character of the ladies in his employ and gives the impression that he is of low character. The plaintiff says that he has been a teacher and director of music for the past nine years, and that he is associated with both men and women in his profession, and that he has been hampered by his wife's jealous dispostition. On one occasion, the plaintiff says, the defendant requested the manager of the Jefferson theater to watch him during the intermissions, when the orchestra was not playing, to see that he did not associate with any of the ladies in the orchestra. His wife's acts have caused him the greatest concern, he says. He declares that he is not only humiliated, but is in a position to lose his good name and utility if her alleged false accusations are continued. A copy of the complaint has been withdrawn from the files with the intention, it is said, of entering an appearance for the defendant.
  • 22 Oct 1921 Rosella Spillner has filed suit for divorce from Frank Spillner.
  • 22 Oct 1921 Marvel V. Bartlett has filed suit for divorce from Lloyd W. Martleet.
  • 22 Oct 1921 Hubert H. Rogers has filed suit for divorce from Marian A. Rogers.
  • 22 Oct 1921 Minnie B. Repp has filed suit for divorce from William L. Repp.
  • 22 Oct 1921 Special Judge John H. Aiken found for the defendant and against the plaintiff for costs in the case of Belle Burnett against Frank Burnett for divorce in the superior court. The case had been taken under advisement overnight and Judge Aiken had advised the couple to make up, and told the children of the pair, both of whom are past middle age, to aid in a reconciliation. The woman claimed that her husband had allowed a relative to foreclose upon his property with a desire to defraud her rights, and Judge Aiken set aside a former judgment of the court, awarding judgement against the defendant. The man produced a deed in court late this afternoon granting his wife title to his property, but she refused to sign the paper and reiterated her desire for a divorce, although she had testified that her husband had never spoken harshly to her in five years. Her demand was refused.
  • 23 Oct 1921 Margaret Parry has filed a sensational cross complaint to the divorce suit of William A. S. Parry in which she asks $10,000 alimony, alleging that her husband is now living with Edna Fernwalt at 1657 High street as "husband and wife or father and daughter, as the whim strikes him."
  • 25 Oct 1921 Bertha Freimuth has filed suit for divorce against Leo Freimuth.
  • 25 Oct 1921 Elmar O. Foreman has filed suit for divorce against Lucille Foreman.
  • 25 Oct 1921 George W. Long has filed suit for divorce against Ruth Long.
  • 25 Oct 1921 Burtella Ballentine has filed for a modification of divorce decree from Arlo Ballentine.
  • 25 Oct 1921 Frank Spiliner yesterday filed a sensational cross complaint to the divorce action of Rosella Spiliner. The defendant states that the plaintiff is guilty of having done many things in public that are too vile to incorporate in the complaint. He states that he will prove the acts in the trial.
  • 26 Oct 1921 Edward Regan has filed suit for divorce against Hazel Reagan.
  • 27 Oct 1921 Earl Yarian has filed suit for divorce against Edith M. Yarian.
  • 27 Oct 1921 Mary S. Harlan has filed suit for divorce against William E. Harlan.
  • 27 Oct 1921 Frank Quick has filed suit for divorce against Ina Quick.
  • 27 Oct 1921 Fene Brower has filed suit for divorce against Harry Brower.
  • 27 Oct 1921 Irma Hays was granted a divorce from Dennis Hays upon evidence of non-support.
  • 27 Oct 1921 Judge Ballou modified the decree of divorce granted James M. Johnson from Leonora Johnson to allow the woman to visit her children every Sunday.
  • 28 Oct 1921 Margaret Hull has filed suit for divorce against Charles Hull.
  • 28 Oct 1921 Bertha Friemuth dismissed her suit for divorce against Leo Friemuth.
  • 28 Oct 1921 William J. Patterson was granted a divorce from Louise R. Patterson.
  • 28 Oct 1921 The divorce case of Benjamin Campbell against Monica Campbell was dismissed by both parties upon the recommendation of the court.
  • 29 Oct 1921 Blanche Avvanz has filed suit for divorce from Paul A. Avvanz.
  • 29 Oct 1921 Erwin Dannenfelser was granted a divorce from Delores Dannenfelser upon statutory grounds.
  • 29 Oct 1921 The case of Rosella Spillner against Frank Spillner for divorce, in which the plaintiff allegesw cruelty and the defendant alleges unnatural conduct, has been set for trial November 14.
  • 30 Oct 1921 Harriet Schumacher was granted a divorce from Adolph Schmacher by Special Judge W. H. Reed upon allegations of desertion and improper provision for her support. She stated that her husband only bought her one pair of shoes, and "grumbled at having to buy them, claiming that she did not nee them." The divorce was granted upon the first anniversary of their wedding.
  • 30 Oct. 1921 Aura E. Johnson alleged that her husband treated her cruelly and failed to provide for her when she was called to testify in her suit against Joseph E. Johnson. She was granted a divorce.
  • 30 Oct 1921 Elizabeth P. Ross was granted a divorce from James J. Ross and was awarded the custody of her daughter, Edna Louise, after testifying to alleged cruelty on the part of the defendant.
  • 30 Oct 1921 Mary Rodgers commenced an action for divorce from William Rodgers Saturday. The plaintiff alleged in her complaint that the defendant used vile and indecent names for her when he addressed her, is possessed of a vile temper, and threatened to kill her when in a fit of passion. She demands $1,500 alimony.
  • 30 Oct 1921 Clarence E. Armstrong instituted divorce proceedings against Mildred Armstrong based upon allegations that the woman deserted him and went to live with her parents, when he objected to her "making dates with other men for dances, shows and other places of amusement." He says she lacks the housekeeping spirit and refused to cook for him.

  • 01 Nov 1921 Valentine Erdle has filed suit for divorce against Elizabeth Erdle.
  • 01 Nov 1921 Philip Mohl has filed suit for divorce against Elizabeth Mohl.
  • 01 Nov 1921 Mahala Widner was granted a divorce from Charles Widner, and was awarded the restoration of her maiden name, Mahala Mangan. She charged her husband with a statutory offense.
  • 01 Nov 1921 Eugene Cole yesterday filed a cross complaint to the suit for divorce filed by Prentiss Cole, in which he alleged that the woman cursed him. The man was recently acquitied of a charge of complicity in the attempt to rob the Preble bank last June.
  • 02 Nov 1921 Alleging that his wife had a lover that not only gave her rings and other articles of jewelry but got intoxicated and swore in the precence of both his wife and daughter. John Greed filed suit for divorce against Hannah Greed in superior court, naming Harvie Boals as the co-respondent.
  • 02 Nov 1921 Helen M. Mitzner alleges failure to provide in her suit for divorce filed against Herman Mitzner in superior court. She asks the custody of her child in her complaint.
  • 02 Nov 1921 Cruelty is alleged by Margaret Green in her suit for divorce filed against Jesse T. Green in superior court. She obtained a restraining order prohibiting the Municipal Electric Light and Power company from paying the defendant his wages during the pending of his suit.
  • 02 Nov 1921 Claiming that her husband Stephen Walters, would get drunk and do her bodily harm when he heard of the filing of her divorce complaint, Mattie Waters asked and was granted a restraining order against him in superior court. She asks custody of her youngest child in her complaint.
  • 02 Nov 1921 The divorce case of Ora Brown against John Brown has been dismissed on motion of the plaintiff.
  • 02 Nov 1921 Harry Kennerk has assumed jurisdiction as special judge in the hearing of the divorce suit brought by Harry C. D. Jackson against Elsie Adeline Jackson in superior court.
  • 03 Nov 1921 Estella Baihle late Wednesday filed a complaint for support against Gaston Baihle in the superior court in which she alleged that the man is infatuated with a young girl, stays out late at night, and that she has a meritorious defense to hi action, but has no money at her dispoal with which to carry it into the court. She sought an allowance of $25 a week and her attorney's fees. Her husband recently brought suit against her in the superior court, charging her with unreasonable jealousy in his complaint. Mrs. Baihle states in her complaint for support, that her husband is in comfortable circumstances, and earns $65 a week as orchestra leader at the Orpheum theater. He is also the proprietor of the Parish School of the Violin, and his earning from this source are between $500 and $600 a month, the defendant states that she believes, adding that the couple jointly own property of the value of approximately $14,000. The defendant states that the ground upon which she claims to have a meritorious defense to his action are the allegations that her husband refused to talk to her for weeks at a time, is enamoured of a young girl, stays out late at night, and has ordered her to leave their house and get a divorce.
  • 03 Nov 1921 Anna Overley has filed suit for a limited divorce against Albert Overley.
  • 03 Nov 1921 In superior court Luvina May Martin was granted a divorce from Alvia E. Martin upon grounds of cruelty. The plaintiff stated that her husband called her vile names and interfered with her restaurant business by creating strife before her customers. She stated that she had been married eight times.
  • 03 Nov 1921 Pearl L. Cobb was granted a divorce from Glen Cobb by Judge Wood and awarded the custody of her children and $30 a month for their support. She was also given $600 alimony.
  • 04 Nov 1921 Sadie Edwards against Obie Edwards, divorce.
  • 04 Nov 1921 Elizabeth Mohl yesterday filed a cross complaint to the action for divorce filed against her by Philip Mohl, recently. The defendant alleged that the plaintiff drinks excessively, and once threatened to blow off her head with a shotgun. She states that she was forced to work for their support as the man spent all his earnings upon liquor.
  • 05 Nov 1921 Laura A. Dunn has filed suit for divorce against Frank Dunn.
  • 05 Nov 1921 Alfred Huth has filed suit for divorce against Leona Huth.
  • 05 Nov 1921 Sadie Edwards has filed suit for divorce against Ebie Edwards.
  • 06 Nov 1921 Maybelle Snyder has filed suit for divorce against Frank R. Snyder.
  • 06 Nov 1921 Wilda Madded was granted a divorce from Harry Madden on grounds of cruelty and was granted the custody of three children.
  • 06 Nov 1921 James W. Wisner was granted a divorce from Frances A. Wisner on statutory charges by Special Judge W. H. O'Rourke.
  • 06 Nov 1921 The divorce case of Bessie Oliver against John Oliver was dismissed for divorce, under advisement, inti-whom the cost was taxed.
  • 06 Nov 1921 Judge Ballou took the case of Julia Dixie against William Dixie, for divorce under advisement, intimating that the hearing would be concluded Monday.
  • 08 Nov 1921 Frank Snider, well known Marion township farmer, faces a charge of statutory offense in affidavit filed in circuit court, and in addition, may be charged with conspiracy to kill his wife, who yesterday was granted a decree of divorce from him in superior court, it is said. The affidavit, filed by Prosecutor Levi Todd, follows statements said to have been made by Miss Ternelia Briggs, of Hoagland, who it is said lived at the Snider home for some years. She told the prosecutor that Snider, who has now absconded, that he had asked her to poison his wife so that he might marry her, it is said. Snider was not present at the hearing Saturday, being represented by his attorney, and no startling testimony developed, but it is believed that Mrs. Snider was shielding her husband. In a settlement made out of court, Snider deeded his wife 140 acres of land in lieu of $10,000 alimony asked. She was given the custofy of their children.
  • 08 Nov 1921 Charging that her husband not only by his non-support forced her to work for Nevada Boals but sued her for divorce naming her employer's son, Harvie Boals, as co-respondent when she refused to blackmail him. Tanna Greed filed a corss complaint to his divorce prtition in superior court. The further charges brutality and saya that her husband wanted her to blackmail her employer's son so that they might get money with which to return to their home in London, England.
  • 08 Nov 1921 Alleging that his son was known by his wife to be insane at the time she was granted a divorce from him, the father of Harvey Madden a divorce in superior court. He says that the wife knew her husband was in the Easthaven hospital for the insane when she got her divorce last Saturday.
  • 09 Nov 1921 Judge Wood yesterday granted a divorce to Robert Sowers from Hattie Sowers on a cross complaint to the woman's action for the decree. The evidence was sordid.
  • 10 Nov 1921 Lola Watts has filed suit for divorce against Garland Watts.
  • 10 Nov 1921 Elizabeth Benjamin was granted a divorce from Daniel Benjamin upon the ground that he was a habitual drunkard. She was awarded the restoration of her maiden name, Elizabeth Ryan.
  • 11 Nov 1921 George H. Keesler has filed suit for divorce from Lina Keesler.
  • 11 Nov 1921 The divorce decree granted Wilda Madden from Harvey Madden was set aside late yesterday by Judge Ballou when the plaintiff made a motion for dismissal. The father of the defendant had filed a complaint charging fraud. Madden has been committed to a hospital for the insane for some time previous to the granting of the divorce, and the plaintiff knew it, the man's father charged.
  • 13 Nov 1921 Flossie McCracken has filed suit for divorce against Ovid McCracken.
  • 13 Nov 1921 Mabel King has filed suit for divorce against Ira King.
  • 13 Nov 1921 Halie Hagerman has filed suit for divorce against Miles Hagerman.
  • 13 Nov 1921 Alice Kiser has filed suit for divorce against George Kiser.
  • 13 Nov 1921 Grace Mayer has filed suit for divorce against David Moyer.
  • 13 Nov 1921 Edith A. King has filed suit for divorce against Ottis King.
  • 13 Nov 1921 Julia Dixie was granted a divorce and the custody of five children as a result of her petition for divorce from William Dixie late Saturday. The case was contested: Both of the litigants are colored. The plaintiff claimed improper provision, and the defendant infidelity.
  • 13 Nov 1921 The defendant was claaed and defaulted in the case of Gladys M. Baker against Ernest C. Baker for divorce.
  • 13 Nov 1921 Hannah Greed was granted a divorce from John Greed upon her cross complaint to the man's action for divorce Saturday.
  • 13 Nov 1921 Gertrude Underwood was granted a divorce from Isaac Underwood upon allegations of cruelty and failure to provide.
  • 13 Nov 1921 Flora M. Campbell was granted a divorce from William Campbell upon evidence of improper provision.
  • 15 Nov 1921 Judge Ballou heard the contested divorce case of Raselia Spillner against Frank Spillner in superior court yesterday. The case, which is one of the most sordid to be tried here for several months, is expected to be completed by noon today. Both of the litigants charge misconduct, the cross complainant charging un-natural donduct at a card party on the part of his wife. Although much of the evidence was of a filthy nature, the case was not without its lighter monents. A general laugh was heard throughout the court-room when one of the principal witnesses in the case was found to be totally deaf and unable to read. One of the attorneys, leaning over the witness chair, shouted a question loudly into the man's ear. There was no response. "Try his other ear: he soes not seem to hear very well with that one," the court remarked quietly. The other ear, and written question having failed, the witness was excused.
  • 15 Nov 1921 Special Judge William C. Geake late yesterday granted a divorce to Laura Robinstine from Scott E. Robinstine in the superior court, and awarded the restoration of her maiden name, Laura Arnold. The woman based her petition upon grounds of desertion.
  • 15 Nov 1921 Alleging that his wife has been guilty of misconduct with Clifford Russell in the presence of his child, Lewis A. Moorman yesterday brought suit against Grace Moorman for divorce in the superior court. The plaintiff states that he has seen his wife in compromising attitude with the man and that she told him that she cared more for the co-respondent than himself. He seeks custody of the child.
  • 16 Nov 1921 Judge Ballou late yesterday refused a divorce to either Rosella Spillner or her husband, Frank Spillner, who filed a cross complaint to her action. The court found against both of the litigants, ruling that each was culpable. The plaintiff testified that her husband was a heavy drinker and treated her cruelly, while the cross complainant alleged that his wife was guilty of improper conduct while at a card party at the home of his parents and often cursed and swore at him. Mrs. Spillner asked $5,000 alimony. Most of the evidence was of an extremely sordid nature, but was occasionally brightened with a laughable passage. Tilts between the opposing attorneys were numerous and a general laugh was heard throughout the court when Spillner testified that he would allow his wife to have their furniture becuase he did not consider it worth more than 25 cents. Several of the 20 witnesses objected to the questions of the attorneys and returned question for question with them until the court intervened.
  • 16 Nov 1921 Cora A. Clark was granted a divorce by Special Judge Charles Ryan upon her cross complaint to the original action of Edwin B. Clark. Both the litigants testifying to a quarrel that lasted for many years. Clark has filed three suits against his wife for divorce, it developed, the first two having been dismissed. The man said that he allowed her to have her family about the home, but that when he invited his family to visit him she "made a racket." She spoke disrespectfully about his son, he said, and he told the woman that she should be careful not to let him hear her remarks in case he "busted her one" for it.
  • 16 Nov 1921 Laura May Bobie alleged that her husband deserted her and went to live with her parents and failed to provide for her, in a suit for divorce filed yesterday against Wheeler A. Goble in the superior court. The plaintiff states that the couple were married in June this year and separated last month.
  • 16 Nov 1921 Maude Swartz declared that Ray Swartz called her vile names and beat and struck her, in a suit for divorce filed yesterday in superior court. Mrs. Swartz claims that on November 13 the defendant drove her from her home after choking her and beating her. The plainriff seeks the custody of her child and an order restraining her husband from further molestation.
  • 16 Nov 1921 George William alleges that his wife falsely accused him of improper relations with other women during the time they lived together and then deserted him more than two years ago, in a suit for divorce filed against Isabelle William.
  • 16 Nov 1921 Minnie Rolling became Minnie Block yesterday in the superior court when Special Judge C. Byron Hayes granted her a divorce from Frank Rolling upon allegations of cruelty. She was granted the restoration of her maiden name.
  • 17 Nov 1921 Alleging that her husband not only used vile epithers, but almost constrantly uses profane terms when addressing her, Ida M. Bennett late yesterday filed suit in the superior court against Winton J. Bennett for divorce. The plaintiff states that her husband often hit her with both open hands and doubled fists, and constantly nagged and taunted her. He often told her that he had had the best part of her life, the plaintiff says, and added that "that was all he cared about." Occasionally the defendant has streaks of madness and threathens to commit suicide, Mrs. Bennett says, adding that he resents her efforts to be kind to him, and spurns her attentions. He is always distant, and says that he no longer loves her or their five children. Often the man looks at her children, Mrs. Bennett avers, and tells her that "if it were not for them he would get along better, and could do many things without them." The plaintiff asks the custody of her children.
  • 17 Nov 1921 Orpha Weaver was granted a divorce from Dr. J. Ray Weaver, of Indianapolis, in superior court late yesterday afternoon. Mrs. Weaver stated that she and her husband could not get along together at any time during their married life, and that he nagged her. The defendant did not contest the case. The couple was married in 1913. The plaintiff was granted the custody of her child.
  • 17 Nov 1921 Gladys M. Baker was granted a divorce from Ernest C. Baker in the superior court by Special Judge Robert B. Dreibelbiss. The plaintiff stated that her husband treated her cruelty, and at the time of the filing of the suit, sought an order restraining him from further molestation.
  • 17 Nov 1921 Bessie Mooningham today filed suit against Harry Mooningham for divorce upon allegations of imprper provision, and that, although he earned good money, he aquandered his money upon other women. The plaintiff also states that the defendant deserted her recently, and that she has reason to believe that he is no longer a resident of the state.
  • 17 Nov 1921 Frances C. Miller yesterday filed suit against George Miller for divorce in the superior court, alleging that he threatened her life while squeezing her throat and calling her vile and indecent names. He also accused her falsely, she says. Miller, who was released upon bond from the county jail after being arrested by Constable Philip H. Weber upon the complaint of the woman, will be tried upon a surety of the peace charge this morning in the court of Justice C. F. Fletter.
  • 17 Nov 1921 Lottie Rydelkiewiscz yesterday dismissed her suit for divorce from Theodore Rydelkiewiscz in the superior court.
  • 17 Nov 1921 Ada Dunfee yesterday dismissed her suit for divorce from Elijah Dunfee in the superior court.
  • 18 Nov 1921 Frances C. Miller was late yesterday granted a divorce from George Miller by Judge Ballou upon grounds of cruelty.
  • 18 Nov 1921 Alice Feaser alleged cruelty and failure to provide in a divorce suit filed yesterday against Amos Feaser, 646 Riverside avenue.
  • 18 Nov 1921 Agnes Warfield alleged that Mach Warfield deserted her more than 20 years ago and has failed to provide for her son, aged 17 years, in the su-for divorce filed yesterday.
  • 18 Nov 1921 Matilda Carter declared that Jack Carter, using profane language, told her to leave their home, in the superior court late yesterday and was granted a divorce and the restoration of her maiden name, Matilda Schwartz.
  • 18 Nov 1921 Hazel Michael charged her husband with insulting her before her friends and strangers with false accusation in a suit for divorce filed late yesterday against Harry Michael. The plaintiff sought an order restraining the man from receiving his wages and failing to provide for her.
  • 19 Nov 1921 Judge Ballou continued the case of Zada Griffith against Everett Griffith for divorce in the superior court late yesterday. The case could not be completed, owing to the lack of a witness. The evidence in the case is startling, Mrs. Griffith naming Silvia Oliver, of Montpelier, as a co-respondent, and charged her husband with misconduct. The case is being contested, Griffith declaring in his cross complaint that his wife threated his curelly, often striking him. Mrs. Friffith admitted that she has struck her husband, but said that she was justified, claiming that he returned home at 2 o'clock one morning and told her that he had been out with another woman, and then "had the nerve to try to laugh it off by telling her that the woman was as good as she was." "When I refused to let him make love to me, he hit me with a club," Mrs. Griffith told the court, also telling of the man's alleged threats to do her bodily injury if she brought a divorce action against him. A witness testified that her husband has never treated her badly until he had met "the other woman," and shortly before the noon recess, offered to take him back, but the man refused. She admitted driving him from home and making him sleep in a garage by means of an order restraining him from visiting his home or drawing his wages. Griffith stated that he knew the women mentioned by his wife, but that the acquaintance was only six weeks old, and denied any improper relations. He charged his wife with causing him to lose his position by telling his employer stories that reflected upon his character.
  • 19 Nov 1921 Clara Gilbany has filed suit against Edward Gilbany for divorce in the superior court, charging the man with associating with other women under assumed names, and of threating her with cruelty in "a manner that she will describe to the court." She also alleged that her husband failed to provide for her and her two children, and seeks the custody of them.
  • 19 Nov 1921 Frances Warfield filed suit against Henry Warfield for divorce in the superior court, alleged that her husband has absolutely failed to provide for her during the past two years, and that she has had to work among strangers to obtain her living.
  • 20 Nov 1921 Myrtle Curtis was granted a divorce from William T. Curtis by Judge Ballou in superior court Saturday, and ordered not to remarry with in two years, upon the stipulation that she support her own child. The defendant, who did not appear in court, is totally blind, it developed, and was found by the court to be incapable of supporting the child.
  • 22 Nov 1921 Alleging that his wife "made a shocking spectacle of herself" by attending a moving picture show at the Creighton theater in her under-clothes, and often paraded the streets improperly attired, William S. Durbin yesterday filed a sensational cross complaint for divorce in the superior court. The defendant charges that his wife signed a confession at the local police station that she had attempted to blackmail Dr. Thain several months ago by sending threatening letters, which he says the doctor promptly turned over to the police for action. In her petition for divorce, filed Saturday, Mrs. Durbin charged her husband with placing $200 of her money in the bank under his own name, and with refusing to give it to her when she asked for it. She says that he answered her demands with curses and a beating. She states that her husband is a drunken gambler in her complaint and adds that her body often bore the imprints of his fist and feet. On one occasion, she say, when he prepared to leave the house late at night, she determined to go with him, and he tore her clothes and shoes off, threw them away, and went alone. The defendant charges his wife with being a habitual drunkard with a vile and ungovernable temper. He states that she swore at him horribly when she staggered home from a party with other men, and was often so intoxicated that she did not know her home from any of the other building in the neighborhood. He directly accuses the woman of associating with other men in an improper manner, and states that she was arrested for attempting to blackmail a local citizen. He states that his wife humiliates him by calling him to the telephone at his place of business. He also avers that the woman ripped his clothes to shreds in a burst of temper, and attempted to commit suicide by cutting the arteries in her wrists. Irs M. Snouffer, attorney for the defendant, yesterday stated that federal authorities are investigating the aalleged case of blackmail from the viewpoint that the mails may have been used with unlawful intent. Durbin was granted an order restraining the woman from speaking to him or in any way molesting him at his home or place of business.
  • 22 Nov 1921 Anna Branham was granted a divorce from Wilson Branhham upon allegations of cruelty. Her maiden name, Anna Simmons, was restored to her.
  • 22 Nov 1921 Elizabeth Krill has filed suit for divorce against Albert Krill.
  • 22 Nov 1921 Leslie M. Wolf has filed suit for divorce against Rose Wolf.
  • 22 Nov 1921 Fern Sonnenberg has filed suit for divorce against Albert J. Sonnenberg.
  • 23 Nov 1921 Leo John Parrish, who yesterday filed suit against Mary L. Parrish for divorce and $10,000 alimony, dismissed the suit within a few hours of the filing of the action. The plaintiff alleged that his wife refused to live with him for the past six years and was most mercenary, making him live like a boarder in his own home, chargin ghim for his board and washing and all other little attentions that she might bestow upon him. The woman was his second wife, he claimed, and her attitude seemed to be, he said, to obtain possession of all his property. He stated in his complaint that his wife obtained the savings of his lifetime, charging that she obtained $15,000 from him by means of fraud and misrepresentation, threatening him with legal proceedings if he did not grant her a half interest in his estate. He asked $10,000 alimony and an absolute divorce.
  • 23 Nov 1921 Ednah Durbin late yesterday dismissed her suit for divorce against William S. Durbin in the superior court, and her husband dismissed his sensational cross action against the woman.
  • 23 Nov 1921 Zada Griffith was granted a limited separation for two years from her husband, Everett Griffith, in the superior court by Judge Ballou. The woman was granted an allowance of $65 a month for the two years of her separation. During the hearing, the woman tried to coax her husband to return to her and leave "the other woman" alone, but he refused.
  • 23 Nov 1921 Margaret Miller alleges that her husband devoted his time and money to lewd and dissolute women instead of supporting her, in a complaint for divorce filed yesterday against Charles Miller.
  • 23 Nov 1921 Jessie Westerman alleges that her husband is indolent and refuses to provide for her in a complaint filed against Charles D. Westerman for divorce, in the superior court.
  • 23 Nov 1921 Della Hart claims that her husband failed to provide for her in a complaint for divorce filed in superior court yesterday against Allen Hart.
  • 23 Nov 1921 Florence Waltz declares that Frank M. Waltz cursed and swore at her and continuously nagged her in a complaint for divorce, filed in the superior court late yesterday. The plaintiff was granted an order of the court against molestation by her husband.
  • 23 Nov 1921 William Sproat was granted a divorce from Luella Sproat and awarded the custody of four children late yesterday in the superior court upon allegations of incompatibility.
  • 23 Nov 1921 Blanche McKee avers that Louis McKee often made false accusation against her and treated her cruelly, in a complaint for divorce. Mrs. McKee says that her husband cursed and swore at her and told her to "get her clothes and leave." for he had "another woman ready to fill her place."
  • 23 Nov 1921 Lola Watts was granted a divorce from Garland Watts in the superior court late yesterday, and was awarded the custody of her children upon allegations of cruelty. The court allowed the defendant to visit his children at all reasonable times.
  • 23 Nov 1921 Paul Toenges late yesterday dismissed his divorce suit against Blanche Toenges in the superior court.
  • 23 Nov 1921 Edward Gilbany, Defendant in a separation suit filed by his wife, Clara Gilbany, has been ordered to pay $15 a week for her support during the pendency of the suit.
  • 23 Nov 1921 Otis King filed an answer of general denial of the charges brought against him by his wife, Edith A. King, in a divorce complaint in the superior court.
  • 24 Nov 1921 "He didn't even leave me enough to feed the horse," Anna D. Creighton, gray-haired woman of 50, told Judge Ballou in the superior court late yesterday afternoon when she was granted a divorce from Dallas S. Creighton. Tears stood in the woman's eyes as she related the manner of her husband's departure. He gave her a nickel for street car fare to visit her parents and left her home while she was out, she said. Mrs. Creighton's story upon the wirness stand was pathetic in the extreme. She told the court of her marriage to Creighton in 1916, how she had bought a suit of clothes to wear at his wedding, bought him a team of horses so that he could start in a business of his own and how he had beaten and choked her during the two years of their married life, which ended with his desertion of her. Creighton insured the horses, she said, and then poisoned one of them to collect the insurance, she said, and intimated that as she carried a large amount of insurance herself she became fearful of her life. Creighton wrote the following note to his wife when he departed: "Darling wife: As I am doing something that in most ways does not seem right, I am looking at it in a different way. I am going to step out of our home until I get my mind straight. Well, I am going to take one of your watches - the on with your picture in it. I won't take it with me, so you will know where it is. Don't worry about me, for I think that things will turn out all right yet. You dispose of the things as fast as you can. The Carl company will sell the horse for you and you will get the difference. I will write to you later to take care of yourself, from Sherman, good-bye." Judge Ballou read the woman's letter from her husband and granted her a divorce and the restoration of her maiden name, Anna Doonte. The man has been married four time before, it developed, but the woman stated that she did not know it when she married him. "Never again," the woman remarked to the judge through her tears as she left the court room.
  • 24 Nov 1921 Olga A. Smith has filed suit for divorce and $2,000 alimony against Charles O. Smith.
  • 24 Nov 1921 Sadie Buchanan has filed suit for divorce against Henry Buchanan.
  • 24 Nov 1921 Mabel Hentzler has filed suit for divorce against Henry Hentzler.
  • 24 Nov 1921 Nellie Miller has filed suit for divorce against Harry Miller, alleging brutality.
  • 24 Nov 1921 Rose Wolf filed a cross complaint to the orginial action for divorce brought by Leslie M. Wolf in which she alleged that her husband admitted associating with other women.
  • 24 Nov 1921 Carrie Bills was granted a divorce from Clarence Bills upon evidence of desertion.
  • 26 Nov 1921 Judge Ballou in superior court continued the case of Edna Fernwalt against Robert Fernwalt until this moring to enable the attorneys to argue the case, all the evidence having been heard before the adjournment last night. The case was for divorce and custody of a child, and was hotly contested by the litigants, both of whom made sensational charges. Shortly before the noon recess the case became a quadrangular affair with the introduction of testimony by William A. S. Parry, real estate man, who was named as a co-responden by Fernwalt in his cross action against his wife, while his wife is named as a co-respondent in a divorce case between the Parrys. Mrs. Gernwalt charged her husband with being a cruel drunkard, of jealous disposition, who is much addicted to gamblin , and her testimony was substantiated by Parry, who added a few details, in which he described the defendant's breath as "smelling like the back end of a saloon," in an effort to prove him intoxicated during the story of a struggle with him. The numerous witnesses and spectators appeared to regard the evidence of the man, Parry, as humorous, and were lectured by the court after repeated knocking by the bailiff had failed to halt expressions of mirth. Fernwalt declared that his wife is a habitual drunkard, and used profane language. He also charged her with misconduct with Parry, who, he said, hired his wife as a housekeeper while his own wife was in California, and took her to places in Ohio and Illinois, where they posed as brother and sister, husband and wife and father and daughter.
  • 26 Nov 1921 Mabel Blanks has filed suit for divorce against Thomas Blanks.
  • 27 Nov 1921 Robert Fernwalt, charged with assault and battery, surrendered to police late Saturday night and was released upon his own recognizance for appearance in police court Monday. Following a finding by Judge Ballou that neither Edna Fernwalt or Robert Fernwalt was entitled to receive a decree of divorce in the superior court, an affidavit charging assault and battery was filed in the office of Prosecuting Attorney Levi Todd Saturday by William A. S. Parry, who claimed that he was beaten by Fernwalt as he was leaving the court house. Several blows were exchanged by the two men when they met at the ground floor as Parry stepped from the elevator and Fernwalt walked down the steps, it is alleged. Parry was said to have received the worst of the exchanges, according to bystanders, who witnesses the affray, one of whom described his face as "cut to ribbons" by Fernwalt's fists. Both Fernwalt and his wife made sensational charges in the complaint and cross-action. Mrs. Fernwalt charging her husband with being an habitual drunkard, with cruelty, with addicition to gambling and with being "unreasonably" jealous. Fernwalt retaliated with charges that his wife was also an habitual drunkard and a user of profane language. He specifically charged his wife with improper conduct with Parry, who is involved in a divorce suit against his wife, who in turn, names Mrs. Fernwalt as a co-respondent.
  • 27 Nov 1921 Luella Klingman has filed suit for divorce against William Klingman.
  • 29 Nov 1921 Alleging that his wife vamped him, married him, and induced him to deed her his property, already promised to his daughter, Jacob Emerick yesterday filed suit against his bride of two weeks and four days. Delia White Emerick, for divorce in the superior court, and an order restraining her from disposing of his property, which he declares was obtained by trickery. The plaintiff also alleges that his wife endeavored to encumber the property with a mortgage in order to defraud him. The attorney for the plaintiff, was informed today that the woman had been betrothed to an elderly man residing in the Lakeside section of the city, whose name was witheld, and that she refused to marry him when a property settlement was not made as she had stipulated. The man's son, the attorney declared, stated that his father had been induced to advance $150 on the woman's trousseau, which, he declared, she used three days after in her marriage with Emerick. The woman has been married three times, investigation disclosed. She appears to be about 55 years old. The case was filed subsequently to the suit of Mrs. Caro Scribner against Jacob Emerick, her father, in which the plaintiff stated that the old man had deeded his property to his bride after promising her the property for services rendered by herself and her husband, when he needed them most. E. V. Emrick appeared for the daughter against the father and for the father against his wife. A settlement of the case of the father and daughter is expected if the divorce case is brought to a successful conclusion for the old man, it was intimated.
  • 29 Nov 1921 John Sarrazin alleges that the divorce suit brought against him by his wife was instigated by her mother, Theresa Schlick, in a complaint for $3,000 damages for the alleged alienation his wife's affection, in the superior court. The plaintiff states that he married the defendant's daughter and lived with her happily for years before the mother-in-law manifested any dislike for him. He declares that he and his wife have six children. He states that his wife brought similar action against him before, but dismissed her suit, having no grounds upon which to base her plea.
  • 29 Nov 1912 Charles O. Smith declares that Olga A. Smith nagged him incessantly, refused to perform her household duties or pay him any person attention and dissipated his earning, in a cross complaint to her action for divorce in the superior court. The defendant sought an order restraining his wife from disposing of his personal property during the pendency of the suit.
  • 29 Nov 1912 Benjamin Lanton, colored, was granted a divorce by Judge Ballou upon evidence of improper conduct on the part of his wife, Setressa Linton, in the superior court. The plaintiff testified that his wife gambled, swore, smoked and drank, and declared himself shocked at her short-comings. Asked by the court whether she "shot craps," the man replied that he has vener seen her play the Aftican game, but he had watched her lose at cards. To a direct question as to his own proclivities at the shrine of the goddess of chance, he replied that he "played the reces some." The defendant was not present to defend herselp, and was represented by Frank M. Jogan, for the state.
  • 29 Nov 1912 Ruth Chandler alleges continual naggin gand threats of violence from her husband, Stephen R. Chandler, in a complaint for divorce filed yesterday in the superior court. The woman seeks $2,000 alimony and the custody of her three children and an order restraining her husband from visiting the home at 1314 Oakland avenue.
  • 29 Nov 1912 George McPherson claims that his wife was given a jail sentence for immorality before she deserted him nearly two years ago, in a suit for divorce against Ethel McPherson. He claims that his wife nagged him and consorted with other men for immoral purposes.
  • 30 Nov 1921 Threats of suicide and of desertion if he was not given a part of her inheritance with which to engage in business for himself were the charges brought by Julia M. Dellinger against Louis E. Dellinger in a complaint for divorce. The woman claims that the man tried to obtain control of her inheritance from her father's estate, and lost money invested in a restaurant and a meat market. Now he seeks to set up a business again on her capital, she says. She seeks the custody of her three children, and botained an order restraining the Pennsylvania railroad from paying him his wages during the pendency of the suit.
  • 30 Nov 1921 A limited separation of two years from Edward Gibany was granted Clara Gibany by Judge Ballou upon evidence of cruelty, that remained uncontradicted by the defendant.
  • 30 Nov 1921 Merle Stapleton was granted a divorce from James Stapleton in circuit court upon grounds of cruelty. The woman married Stapleton after she had been divorce by a former husband, who named the man as a co-respondent. She has been a prominent figure in the local courts owing to her repeated efforts to obtain the custody of her child, which was awarded to her former husband.

  • 01 Dec 1921 Alleging that her husband not only has a considerable amount of real estate, but has about $5,000 in cash in small amounts in 10 banks in Allen county. Mary E. Lothamer has commenced an action to secure a divorce from John Lothamer on the grounds that he has called her vile and indecent names and has broken a dish and some furniture. She claims that life with the man is a constant strife, and seeks her freedon and $4,000 alimony. The couple were married in 1896 and separated two months ago, the complaint reads. The woman was granted a restraining order against the withdrawal of money by her husband from any of the following banks: The Tri-State Loan & Trust company, the First & Hamilton National bank, the Citizens' Trust company, the Lincoln Trust company (southern branch), The People's Trust & Savings company, the Old National bank, the Farmers' Trust company, the Lincoln National bank of Monroeville. Mrs. Lothamer lives upon rural route No. 2.
  • 01 Dec 1921 Margaret A. Brown has filed suit for divorce against Archibold Brown.
  • 01 Dec 1921 Clark J. Smith has filed suit for divorce against Bertha Smith.
  • 01 Dec 1921 Minnie Wyatt has filed suit for divorce against Marion Wyatt.
  • 01 Dec 1921 Warren Gunder has filed suit for divorce against Louisa Gunder.
  • 01 Dec 1921 Matilda M. Halfman has filed suit for divorce against Henry Halfman.
  • 01 Dec 1921 Marvel V. Bartiett was granted a divorce from Lloyd Martiett in the superior court upon allegations of cruelty and was awarded the custody of her son, Russell Bartiett.
  • 02 Dec 1921 Alice G. Oberle has filed suit for divorce against John W. Oberle.
  • 02 Dec 1921 Judge Ballou refused to grant Clarence E. Armstrong a divorce from Mildred Armstrong in the superior court after taking the case under advisement. The man claimed cruelty, but was unable to prove his allegations. The woman did not appear in court.
  • 02 Dec 1921 Warren Gunder was granted a divorce from Louisa Gunder in the superior court by Judge Ballou upon allegations that the woman refused to perform her household duties or pay him any personal attention. She nagged him, the plaintiff stated.
  • 02 Dec 1921 Nora E. Adams was granted a divorce from Armstrong Adams in the superior court and her maiden name, Nora A. Shelley, restored to her by Judge Ballou upon evidence of cruelty.
  • 02 Dec 1921 George McPherson yesterday filed a cross complaint to Ethel McPherson's original complaint for divorce in the superior court. The woman charged cruelty and the man retaliated with charges of immoralty against her. He specifically charges her with having received a sentence of 90 days in the city court for improper association. She has since left Fort Wayne with a man with whom she lives as husband and wife, the man asserts in his cross complaint.
  • 02 Dec 1921 Grace Moyer was granted a divorce from David Moyer upon grounds of cruelty in the superior court yesterday.
  • 03 Dec 1921 Alleging that her husband showed his merciless quality by sending her a note with a dollar bill, instructing her to "buy the baby a drink on him," after he had deserted her with an unborn child. Mary E. Jennings filed suit for divorce from John E. Jennings in superior court yesterday morning. She asks $2,000 alimony, saying her husband has $5,000 worth of real estate.
  • 03 Dec 1921 Alleging that her husband was always bewailing the cost of her upkeep, when he had plenty of money to support her but did not. Alice G. Oberle has filed suit for divorce from John W. Oberle in superior court.
  • 03 Dec 1921 Blanche Grant seeks $2,500 alimony and divorce from Harold E. Grant is a suit filed yesterday. She alleges that the defendant beat and cursed her.
  • 04 Dec 1921 Ludmilla Hughes filed an action for a divorce against Virgil Hughes, alleging that he frequently struck her and otherwise treated her inhumanly. She asks an allowance of $13 a week from the defendant and also the custody of their 6-month-old child. She wants her maiden name of Ludmilla Burdage restored.
  • 04 Dec 1921 Charles D. Westerman has filed a cross complaint to the action of Jessie Westerman, who seeks a divorce. He says she cursed him. They were married in 1894.
  • 04 Dec 1921 W. A. S. Parry has filed a petition to modify the restraining order obtained by his wife, Margaret A. Parry, in their divorce action, claiming that it keeps him from using a work shop in the rear of their home at 331 DeWald street. Parry came to notice recently in the Fernwalt divorce suit, in which he gifured as the co-respondent.
  • 04 Dec 1921 The divorce suit of Andrew Saal against Frona Saal, involving real estate balued at $12,000, was heard in the Huntington circuit court yesterday, where it was sent on a change of venue.
  • 06 Dec 1921 In the divorce case of Jessie Westerman against Charles D. Westerman, the defendant withdrew his cross complaint.
  • 06 Dec 1921 Judge Ballou granted Irene Geisler a divorce from Theordore Geisler.
  • 07 Dec 1921 Charging that she had received a telegram addressed to her husband by another woman asking him for money to come to Fort Wayne, Mrs. Livonia Abbott, 702 Lantz avenue, a graduate of Ohio Wesleyan university and former high school teacher, filed suit for a divorce yesterday afternoon in superior court from her husband, William A. Abbott. She also charged that he was cruel and inhuman to her in the presence of her children and that he created such a disburbance in the middle of the night that their 20-monts old baby was not able to get sufficient rest. The complaint states the Mr. and Mrs. Abbott are paying jointly for a house at 702 Lantz avenue and she asks the court to restrain him from disposing of his part of the property. She further asks that he be restrained from visiting her at that address and that he be restrained from squandering his wages. Mr. Abbott works for the Pennsylvaina railroad as a flagman and extra conductor and draws a salary of $200 per month, according to the complaint. She asks $25 per week for the support of herself and the two children during the time the suit is pending.
  • 07 Dec 1921 Emma Burgoon filed suit for divorce from her husband, Samuel Burgoon in circuit court yesterday, charging that he had associated with other women and had boasted to her of it; that he swore at her and had told her to get out. She said he drank liquor to excess and that it made him "very grouchy, gruff and ugly." Mrs. Burgoon asks the custody of their one child, Burton, age 16. She asks $2,000 alilmony and $25 per week for the support of their child during the time that the suit is pending. She wants the defendant restrained from visiting her home, 517 East Wayne street.
  • 07 Dec 1921 Charging that her husband, Berry Ross, has been sentenced to the Allen county penal farm for contributing to the delinquency of a 16-years-old child, Mrs. Amanda Ross filed suit for a divorce.
  • 07 Dec 1921 Alleging that his wife, Essie A. Keyser, went to South Bend and lived with another man before a divorce was granted from him a few months ago, Charles H. Keyser asked that the decree be modified so that he can have possession of their four children.
  • 07 Dec 1921 Judge Ballou ordered Stephen Chandler to pay his wife, Ruth Chandler, $15 per week during the time their divorce suit is pending.
  • 07 Dec 1921 Cora A. Clarke was granted a divorce from her husband, Edwin B. Clarke, on his cross-complaint.
  • 08 Dec 1921 "Oh, you known what lovin' is," said Mrs. Eugene Bauserman, in answer to a question by Attorney Ray McAdams, in the divorce trial of Helen Gunder against Jerry Gunder yesterday afternoon before Special Judge Byron Hayes, in superior court room No. 2. A crowd of neighbors who were present burst into applause at the remark. "This is no matinee. A divorce case is a serious matter," reprimanded Judge Hayes. Attorney McAdams was asking the witness regarding the relationship that had existed between Gunder and his wife and he asked her what she meant by "lovin." The case was taken under advisement by Judge Hayes until December 15. Mrs. Gunder stated in her complaint her husband had called her bad names and had accused her of associating with other men and that he had threatened to kill her. In his cross-complaint, Gunder charged that his wife deserted him; that she had improper relations with other men and that she had possession of $20,000 worth of property which hehad earned. Mrs. Eugene Townsend testified that she has known of her father having improper relations with Mrs. Gunder.
  • 08 Dec 1921 Judge Wood ordered Fred Zion to pay his wife, Effie, $8 per week for her support and the support of her children, dating from November 14. Mrs. Zion has a suit for divorce pending.
  • 08 Dec 1921 Thelma Watkins filed suit for a divorce from her husband, Calvin Watkins, and asked that the court restrain him from visiting her home.
  • 08 Dec 1921 Lillian Matheny, 370 Baker street, filed suit for divorce from her husband, John V. Matheny, charging failure to support.
  • 08 Dec 1921 Special Judge Charles A. Ryan granted a divorce to the defendant on his cross-complaint in the case of Laura A. Dunn against Frank Dunn.
  • 09 Dec 1921 Another chapter in the history of in interesting triangle love affair was started yesterday afternoon when Robert Fernwalt filed suit in superior court against William A. S. Parry for $10,000 for the alienation of the affections of the former's wife, Edna Fernwalt. Fernwalt, through his attorneys, also filed suit for divorce against his wife. He was refused a divorce by Judge W. N. Ballou about three weeks ago, and it was believed at that time that the couple would go back together. At the conclusion of the trial, Parry started out of the court house with Mrs. Fernwalt, and her husband took it as a chance to give Parry a beating with his fists. The three people lived in the same flat whicl Mrs. Parry was in California on a visit, and Parry gradually crowded Fernwalt out of his place in Mrs. Fernwalt's affections, it is said. In the complaint the date of the marriage of the Fernwalts is given as January 7, 1910. Mrs. Fernwalt asks the custody of their child, Oliver.
  • 09 Dec 1921 Leslie C. Kirkland, chiropractor, was granted a divorce from his wife, Margaret, in superior court. He charged that she would come into his office swearing before his patients in an effort to destroy his practice so they could go to Cleveland, O., and live with her mother.
  • 09 Dec 1921 The divorce suit of Mary E. Jennings against John E. Jennings was dismissed on the grounds that they were not residents of Indiana.
  • 09 Dec 1921 Raymond Norrick asks a divorce from Lilliam Norrick on the ground that she drinks and refuses to keep house for him.
  • 10 Dec 1921 Whether the story of love turned to nothingness, of kicks and cuffs from the man who had sworn to cherish and protect her, told with tremulous lips by Mabel Hentzler to Jude Ballou yesterday morning in superior court has another side may yet be revealed in court. Henry Hentzler, the husband, yesterday afternoon filed a motion to set aside the divorce judgement taken by default and the motion will be agrued tomorrow. So many people asked Mrs. Warrington to let them know when she was going to make her speech that she laughingly said she was going to publish an ad in the newspapers telling the time. In her testimony before Judge Ballou, Mrs. Hentzler said that her husband told her: "The sooner you go to a tuberculosis camp the sooner I shall be free." This was his reply, she said, when she asked him to work in order that she might have medical attention for the lung trouble.
  • 10 Dec 1921 In the case of Mabel Blanks against Thomas Blanks, divorce, the plaintiff was ordered to pay defendant $5 per week.
  • 10 Dec 1921 Special Judge Charles J. Ryan granted a divorce to Blanche McKee from Louis McKee. The custody of Vern, age 9, was awarded to the defendant.
  • 11 Dec 1921 When Bessie Cochren deserted her husband last summer, she took $90 in money with her and stole away like a thief in the night, according to the story told by the husband, Carl Cochren, to Judge Ballou in circuit court. Judge Ballou refused to grant the divorce on the ground that the woman had not been gone two years, which time is a valid excuse for divorce.
  • 11 Dec 1921 Because her husband did not want her to go to church, would not contribute to her support, and mistreated her child by a former marriage, Elizabeth Krill asked a divorce from Albert Krill in superior court and got it yesterday.
  • 11 Dec 1921 Saide Buchanan was granted a divorce from her husband, Henry.
  • 13 Dec 1921 Because the booze bill was so much bigger than the bread bill was one of the reasons Mrs. Louise Dellinger gave Judge W. N. Ballou for wanting a divorce from her husband, Julian. The decree was awarded and Mrs. Dellinger was given the custody of the three children, Erwin, age 12; Adam, age 10, and Harold, age 7. Her husband must pay her $10 per week for the support of the children. Mrs. Dellinger said she received some money from her father eight years ago and that she set her husband up in the restaurant business and that he failed. She then established him in a meat market and he "went to the wall" in less than a year, she testified. She said he never was about home and that he spent more money for drink then she had to feed the family of five. She told Judge Ballou that he husband was angry because she would not five him another chance in business.
  • 13 Dec 1921 Judge Ballou was asked to change his order restraining Calvin Watkins from drawing his wages, in a petition filed by Watkins yesterday afternoon. The restraining order was aksed by Mrs. Thelma Watkins, who is suing her husband for a divorce. Mr. Watkins said his mother, age 88, is dependent upon him for support; that he is paying $20 per month for a house and $10 per week on furniture which he is buying. He gave his salary as $80 per month.
  • 13 Dec 1921 Claiming that her husband struck her many times during the last two years, and that he had threatened and had undertaken to choke her, Mrs. Lillian Ake took the witness stand yesterday afternoon, in Judge Ballou's court, and in a low tone told the story that secured her a divorce. The couple had lived together for 26 years.
  • 13 Dec 1921 A petition to have his wife, Margaret, return his automobile, $4,000 in Liberty bonds and rent collected on his property was filed in superior court by W. A. S. Parry, who is suing his wife for a divorce. He alleged she has confiscated the property. Robert Fernwalt is suing Parry for allenating his wife's affections.
  • 13 Dec 1921 Mary J. Schnauffer has filed suit for divorce against William Schnauffer.
  • 14 Dec 1921 The charge of wife neglect against Jason Wood, lieutenant colonel of the Good Samaritan Army, was dismissed by Judge Sol A. Wood this afternoon after he had heard Mrs. Wood testify for about five minutes. Wood was sentenced to the penal farm in police court, but took an appeal. She said she had not read the affidavit which she signed and that she did not know what it contained. "He has always done the best he could for me," she said, "and I want to live with him again." A good size crowd gathered in the court room to see the fun. The only chance they had to laugh was when Deputy Prosecuter Louis Crosby asked Mrs. Wood if the Good Samaritan Army got to keep all of the money it collected. "No," she answered. "We have to send 10 cents out of every $1 to the general." She said that her husband was a lieutenant colonel and that that made her a lieutenant colonel too. "Do not being any more affidavits in her," Judge Wood told her as he dismissed the case. Some of the spectators declared that Wood told his wife as they left the court room that her would never live with her again. He now has a suit for divorce pending against he in Portland.
  • 14 Dec 1921 W. A. S. Parry and wife were in court again yesterday afternoon, both asking for possession of their property, automobile and Liberty bonds. Judge W. N. Ballou solved the problem by appointing Attorney Charles J. Ryan receiver to take charge of the property and collect the rent. Mr. Parry must pay his wife $15 a week for support. Robert Fernwalt is suing Parry for $10,00 in superior court for alienating the affections of Mrs. Fernwalt.
  • 14 Dec 1921 When Mrs. Blanche Tannehill asked her husband how he expected her to live without assistance, he told her he did not care whether she lived or not, according to her complaint for divorce filed yesterday afternoon in circuit court. Judge Wood heard part of the evidence in the case and then continued the hearing. Mrs. Tannehill asks the custody of her daughter, Mary Alice, aged 13.
  • 14 Dec 1921 Charging that her husband is an habitual drunkard and that he frequently struck her while intoxicated, Mrs. Velma Burns, filed suit for a divorce from her husband, McClellan Burns, yesterday afternoon. She also asks $1,000 alimony.
  • 14 Dec 1921 On the grounds of cruel and inhuman treatment, Hazel Farra filed suit for divorce from her husband, Sylvester Farra. She asks that he be restrained from visiting her home at 421 Madison street and that the Pennsylvania railroad be restrained from paying his salary of $175 per month. The restraining order was granted.
  • 14 Dec 1921 Nora F. Toney filed suit for divorce from John Toney for failure to provide.
  • 14 Dec 1921 Roy Heath filed suit for divorce from his wife Florence, charging bad moral character.
  • 14 Dec 1921 Divorce suit of Clark S. Smith against Bertha Smith, case dismissed on motion of plaintiff.
  • 14 Dec 1921 Mrs. Grace Groves late yesterday afternoon in the superior court filed suit for divorce against her husband, Avery M. Groves, charging neglect and failure to provide.
  • 15 Dec 1921 Elfrieda Peterson and a woman by the name of Hayes are mentioned as the co-respondents in a sensational cross-complaint, which Marian Rogers filed yesterday afternoon in superior court against her husband, Hubert H. Rogers, well known ooptometrists who is suing her for divorce. Mrs. Rogers charges her husband with illicit love affairs dating back to 1907. She charges that he lived in their home with the Hayes woman for several days in the summerp of 1919, while she was away from home on a visit. "They ate their meals at the said home and occupied the same bed," her cross-complaint says. She declines to mince words and further charges that for many years he has associated with women of bad morals and had illicit conduct with them, and declares that on at least two occasions he has been quilty of conduct which, if dicovered, would have caused his arrest and conviction for a felony. She says that her knowledge of the fact has caused her great distress, humiliation and nervous fear, which has affected her health and made her ill. The complaint states the Mr. Rogers is worth at least $50,000. She asks the custody of their daughter, Louise, age 16, a limited divorce for a period of five years, $250 per month for maintanance and $1,000 for attorney fees. Mrs. Rogers states that the Peterson woman figured in the life of her husband in 1907, and the Hayes woman in 1919. That Mr. Rogers tried to intimidate his wife by threatening to bring charges of immorality against her, if she contested his suit for divorce, is also stated. She states that he refused to allow her to accompany him on his vacations and that he falsely accused her of misconduct with other men. The complaint states that he sent her to Indianapolis at the time he filed the divorce charge and made it appear to her that he was friendly. She also asked a restraining order to keep him from disposing of his property. In her petition for injunction she says he is the owner of the following real estate: Land in Florida, valued at $15,000; real estate in Koscuisko county, valued at $2,000; stock in the H. H. Rogers company, stock in the Textile mills, oil stock, and interest in the amusement pavilion at Syracuse, and also six optical stores located in Fort Wayne, South Bend, Lima, O., Springfield, Ill., and Columbus, O. She claims that he has already threatened to convey away his property in order to keep form paying her alimony. The couple were married February 16, 1903, and lived together until October, 1921. Mr. Rogers filed suit for divorce from Mrs. Rogers a short time ago, in which he alleged that she was unfaithful as a wife.
  • 15 Dec 1921 The defendant in Theodore Pattee against Mary A. Patee, divorce, filed action for a change of venue from the county.
  • 15 Dec 1921 Judge W. N. Ballou changed the decree in the divorce case of Marie Cashion against Robert Cashion so the the alimony is $8 insted of $10 per week.
  • 15 Dec 1921 The restraining order in the divorce case of Hazel Farra against Sylvester Farra was dissolved.
  • 15 Dec 1921 Collette Meens against Leslie Meens. Divorce granted to the plaintiff.
  • 16 Dec 1921 With the wedding ring in his pocket that he placed on the finger of his bride years ago when they were married, Jerry Gunder wnet out of the court room yesterday afternoon a single man. He was granted a divorce from his wife, Helen, on his cross-complaint by Special Judge Byron Hayes in superior court. The case had been under advisement since last week. The $14,000 worth of property, which grew from an inheritance left her by her father, Mrs. Gunder was allowed to keep. She was given the custody of their two children, Fred, aged 18, and Lloyd, aged 16. Two insurance policies which Mr. Gunder has in his wife's name were given to him. Mrs. Gunder is to pay the cost of the suit.
  • 16 Dec 1921 Carl Cochen filed suit for divorce from his wife Bessie yesterday afternoon in superior court on the ground that she was unfaithful to him.
  • 17 Dec 1921 "I hope it isn't a brute, one in the family is enough." That was what Frank Hugenard's sister-in-law told him on the occasion of the birth of his first child, according to testimony given by him yesterday afternoon in superior court. Hugenard refused to have anything to do with members of his wife's family. The same sister-in-law repeated the statement to Hugenard when his second child was born, he said. "What did you say?" counsel asked. "We had some words," was the answer of the witness. "What did she say?" queried the attorney. "I don't remember what she said, I know she packed up her duds and got out," answered Hugenard. He said her would have nothing to do with Mrs. Hugenard's brother, Ed, because the latter lived with a woman, who was not his wife, and because he would not pay back money borrowed from the witness. "You ordered your own mother out of the house once didn't you?" asked the attorney. "Once when she had a grouch on I told her to do home," admitted the witness. Neighbors took the stand and said they her never heard any trouble about the house. Mrs. Hugenard complained that her husband never stayed about the house on Sundays and after work hours. "What did you do at such times," he was asked. "Took care of my rabbits and straightened up the barn." "How many rabbits did you have?" "One hundred and nine." "Whether or not they were profitable?" "In five months I sold $198 worth of rabbits." "Would you be willing to live with your wife again?" asked his attorney. "I ain't got a thing against her," was the reply. "Would you be willing to forgive and forget?" "Yes, Sir." "What have you got to forgive and forget." asked Mr. Emrick, taking up the cross-examination. "Nothing," said Hugenard. "She always treated me all right." "You are in a happy frame of mind?" asked Mr. Emrick. "No, not very," was the answer. Mrs. Hugenard's sister took the stand and admitted that she had advised her sister, the plaintiff, not to live with her husband again. At the morning session Mrs. Hugenard testified that her husband has drawn a hatchet on her and threatened to strike her with it. She also said that he locked her and the children out of the house on the tenth anniversary of their marriage. The case was continued until 10 o'clock this morning when arguments will be heard.
  • 17 Dec 1921 Jessie Saunders was granted a divorce from her husband, Jack Saunders yesterday by Special Judge Leonard N. Bane in superior court. She was also granted the custody of her daughter, Alice Mary, age 10. The husband defaulted.
  • 17 Dec 1921 Judge Ballou dismissed the divorce case of Mrs. Ray Vodermark against Ray Vodermark for lack of prosecution.
  • 17 Dec 1921 Judge Ballou dismissed the divorce case of Jennie S. Orr against Robert Orr for lack of prosecution.
  • 18 Dec 1921 After living apart three weeks under a limited divorce for two years, Everett and Zada Griffith came into court yesterday morning and told Judge Ballou they were ready to "make up." The judge set aside the decree and the two went away as happy as a couple of doves.
  • 20 Dec 1921 In filing a cross complaint to Robert Fernwalt's action for divorce, Mrs. Edna Fernwalt charges that he is a drunkard and that he has frequently called her vile names and made attacks upoon her character. Mrs. Fernwalt asks $15 a week for the support of her child and its custody as well as a divorce. Fernwalt is suing W. A. S. Parry for $10,000 in a suit charging alienation of Mrs. Fernwalt's affections.
  • 20 Dec 1921 Halie Hagerman was granted a divorce from Miles Hagerman.
  • 20 Dec 1921 Charles S. Smith has asked a change of venue from Judge Ballou in his divorce suit against Dorothy Jane Smith.
  • 21 Dec 1921 Mary Belle Welker seemed sure to get a divorce from her husband, Oscar Welker until the question of the jurisdiction of the superior court was raised. Counsel for the plaintiff was instructed to bring in authority to show that Mrs. Welker was a resident of Indiana. Her husband left Indiana some months ago and went to Pine Bluff, Ark., to speculate in oil stock. At that time Mrs. Welker has not made up her mind to leave him. Judge Ballou raised the question as to whether Mrs. Weiker has not forfeited her residence in Indiana for a time, although she had not left the state in person. He said a woman's residence was that of her husband unntil she had decided to separate from him. Mrs. Welker had a letter from a minister in Pine Bluff saying that her husband had left the straight and narrow path.
  • 21 Dec 1921 The divorce suit of Theodore Pattee against Mary Pattee was venued to Huntington county yesterday.
  • 21 Dec 1921 Mae Hugenard asked a new trial in her divorce suit against Frank Hugenard.
  • 22 Dec 1921 How there was nothing to heat the house except a coal oil stove at the time she gave birth to her child was told by Mrs. Vera Nicodemus yesterday in superior court in her trial for divorce from Fred Nicodemus. Mrs. Nicodemus was granted a divorce and the custody of her child, Doris, ages 14 months. Her former husband must pay her $5 per week for support. The woman told Judge Ballou that the house became so cold that she had to leave it and return to the home of her parents. She declared that there was nothing in the house to eat. When the baby came she said she told her husband that she wanted her mother and sister to come and help take care of it, but he fefused, saying he could do the work that was required. She said he failed to do it.
  • 22 Dec 1921 Maude Martin has amended the complaint in her suit for limited separation for 10 years from August Martin and says that he threatened to send her to an asylum to get rid of her. She asks $100 per week for support during the time the action is pending and $600 per month during the period of separation. She says her husband is worth $85,000.
  • 22 Dec 1921 Cora P. Badder, who began a suit for divorce against her husband, William H. Badder yesterday in superior court, asks $2,000 alimony. She says she owns in equity with her husband, property worth $1,500 at 1217 Anthony boulevard. She charges cruel and inhuman treatment. The couple were married in 1900 and have two grown sons.
  • 22 Dec 1921 A restraining order was granted in the case of Cora P. Badder against William H. Badder.
  • 22 Dec 1921 Eugene Hayden was granted a divorce from Mamie Hayden on the ground of immorality.
  • 23 Dec 1921 The charge that her husband struck her with a rocking chair, is made by Mrs. Florence Miller, in her complaint for a limited divorce from Alva Miller filed yesterday afternoon in superior court. Mrs. Miller says that the incident occurred on December 19 and that she left her husband immediately afterwards. She charges that her husband loafs around near beer saloons and that he drinks home brew and other concoctions of his own making. She says he is so shiftless and lazy that he would remain away from home for days at a time. A restraining order was granted by Judge Ballou to prevent Mr. Miller from drawing his wages and from doing bodily harm to the plaintiff.
  • 25 Dec 1921 Only one divorce was tried at the court house on the day before Christmas and that was taken under advisement. It was the case of William Mohl against Elizabeth Mohl. Mohl told Special Judge W. H. Reed that his wife deserted him and Mrs. Mohl testified that her husband came home drunk almost nightly and that he taunted her about her nationality, calling her a "Dutch immigrant." She said he threatened to blow her head off with a shot gum on one occasion. Mrs. Mohl admitted hitting her husband over the head with a piece of stove wood on one occasion when he came home drunk and tried to pull the covers off the bed where she was sleeping.
  • 28 Dec 1921 Hannah L. Weaver charged that Homer Weaver has failed to support her and that for more then a year he had spent most of his earning on a certain woman living on South Calhoun. She said he spent most of his time in company with the woman. Mrs. Weaver asks $500 alimony.
  • 28 Dec 1921 Henry Hatcher said that he had married his wife, Martha, July 17, 1917, and that she had deserted him in August of the same year.
  • 28 Dec 1921 May Rogers alleged that Ralph Rogers failed to provide for her and that he nagged and quarreled with her during their married life. A restraining order was granted by Judge Ballou to keep Rogers from disposing of his property.
  • 28 Dec 1921 Elizabeth Mohl was granted a divorce from Philip Mohl on her cross-complaint. She was given $140 alimony.
  • 29 Dec 1921 Charging that her husband struck and beat her and that he diserted her without cause on September 20, 1921, Anna Krewson filed suit in superior court against O. A. Krewson.
  • 29 Dec 1921 Helen Strickler filed suit in superior court against her husband, Benjamin Strickler charging cruel and inhuman treatment.
  • 29 Dec 1921 Sadie Edwards was granted a divorce from Obie Edwards. The defendant must pay $35 attorney fees.
  • 29 Dec 1921 Luelia Klingman was granted a divorce from William Klingman and was given the custody of her daughter, Marcella, aged 16, and $1,200 alimony.
  • 30 Dec 1921 The charge that her husband knocked her down and trampled her under his feet on November 20 was made by Maybelle Hayes in her cross-complaint for a divorce filed yesterday afternoon in superior court against her husband Edward Hayes. Mrs. Hayes said that her husband has a ferocious temper and that he was in the habit of getting drunk often. She charged that the cross-defendant was so jealous that he refused to let women call upon her at her home. The plaintiff, she said, had often written letters to other women and received letters from other women in which affectionate remarks were made. She asks the custody of their 3-year-old child. In his complaint Hayes said that a gentleman friend of his wife's entered the house one night by climbing in the downstairs window and went upstairs to the room of his wife after the hour of midnight.
  • 30 Dec 1921 Grace Mendenhall, age 16 years, filed suit yesterday in superior court against her husband, Omer Mendenhall, "faith doctor," age 28 years. They were married last May. Mrs. Mendenhall charges that her husband filed to support her. He is now said to be in Ohio. Mendenhall was arrested last summer on a charge of practicing medicine without a license. The charge against him was dismissed when he promised that he would not attempt to practice cures any more in the state.
  • 30 Dec 1921 Mattie Waters was granted a divorce from Steve Waters on the ground of drunkenness and non-support.
  • 30 Dec 1921 The case of Florence Miller against Alva Miller, divorce was dismossed.
  • 31 Dec 1921 Robert Fernwalt was ordered to pay his wife, Edna, $35 for attorney fees.
  • 31 Dec 1921 Hubert H. Rogers, well known optometrist, was ordered to pay his wife, Marian, $150 for maintenance within five days. Mr. Rogers is suing his wife for divorce and she has filed a sensational cross-complaint against him.
  • 31 Dec 1921 Mabel Sondhelm, employe of the Anthony coffee shop, was granted a divorce this morning when she brought into court an additional resident witness.
  • 31 Dec 1921 Mrs. Helen Gunder must appear in superior court and answer charges of contempt for refusing to surrender two insurance policies to her former husband, Jerry Gunder, in accordance with an order of the court.
  • 31 Dec 1921 Deila Hart was granted a divorce from Allen Hart and was given the custody of her 5-months child.
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