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1923

Fort Wayne Journal Gazette


  • 03 Jan 1923 Marion Wyatt had the oriental habit of smoking cigarets in bed, according to a complaint for divorce filed yesterday by his wife, Minnie Wyatt, 620 1/2 Clinton street. Soon after their marriage on August 19, 1920, Wyatt "announced that he did not intend to work, but that he intended to gamble and to bootleg whisky and he insisted that she allow him to use one of the rooms of the house for gambling, "which she refused," the complaint says. Mrs. Wyatt insists that her husband lived up to his motto of "No Work." She further alleges that he frequents houses of ill fame and that he "associates with crooks." The couple lived together about two weeks.
  • 03 Jan 1923 Gladys Bowers filed suit for a divorce from John W. Bowers, alleging that her husband had told her that he did not love her and their child, age 18 months. The couple were married in 1920.
  • 03 Jan 1923 Rosa Fry, mother of nine children since 1905, asked a divorce from Charles Fry charging his with habitual drunkenness and failure to support her and the children.
  • 03 Jan 1923 Hazel Shorb was granted a divorce from Cecil Shorb and the parties were awarded joint custody of their daughter, Phyllis. Mrs. Shorb is to have the little girl until July 2, when he will turn her over to her mother for the remainder of the year. During the time that the child is in the custody of her mother Mr. Shorb must pay $10 per week to the support of the girl. The evidence in the Shorb case was heard several days ago.
  • 03 Jan 1923 Leota Kird, colored, was granted a divorce from Edward Kird, colored, by Judge Ryan. The evidence was heard last week. The maiden name of the plaintiff, Loeta Kird, was restored.
  • 03 Jan 1923 Charles Gunther filed a cross-complaint to the divorce action of Ora Gunther asking that all of the property held jointly by them be given to him absolutely.
  • 03 Jan 1923 The divorce suit of Anna Uhlert against Clarence Uhler was set for trial January 19.
  • 03 Jan 1923 The cause of Hattie Debolt against Chancey Debolt, for divorce was granted a change of venue to Huntington county.
  • 03 Jan 1923 Harriet H. Barrick, who is suing for a divorce from Warden L. Barrick, was given a restraining order to prevent his husband from selling his property at 1403 Third street.
  • 04 Jan 1923 Nellie M. Barnett was granted a divorce from Jesse W. Barnett and was awarded the custody of five of her children, Vernon, age 11, Mary, age 10, Harold, age 8, Helen, age 5 and Catherine, age 3. The defendant was ordered to pay $30 per month for the support of the children and $35 attorney fees. Mrs. Barnett charged cruel and inhuman treatment.
  • 04 Jan 1923 Sam Novick was granted a divorce from Irene Novick on a cross-complaint. Mrs. Novick was granted the custody of their minor child and the defendant was ordered to pay $10 per week for its support.
  • 04 Jan 1923 Edith Current filed suit for a divorce from Harvey H. Current, charging that her husband associated with other women and that he was cruel to her. The couple married in 1913.
  • 05 Jan 1923 Anna Dunninger was granted a divorce from Edward Dunninger yesterday afternoon in superior court. The plaintiff charged her husband with cruel and inhuman treatment.
  • 05 Jan 1923 Mrs. Grace Braum filed suit for divorce from George Braum charging that he has treated her with exteme cruelty, that he falsely accused her of associating with other men, that he struck and beat her and displayed an ungovernable temper. She asks the custody of her child and $30 per week for support during the time the action is pending.
  • 06 Jan 1923 Paul Leipold charged that his wife, Rose, is possessed of a "money mania," in a cross complaint for divorce filed yesterday afternoon in superior court. Leipold alleges that during the seven years of his married life the sole topic of conversation on the part of his wife was how she could acquire more money from him. Leipold said he had to give up his established business and go to work at another job so that he could temporaily earn more money to give to his wife. He alleged that he soon discovered that his wife married him for no other purpose than to get money for herself and her two childrean by a former marriage. The cross complaint asked the custody of his daughter, Gertrude, 4.
  • 06 Jan 1923 Judge Ryan heard the divorce case of Thelma Clevenger against Raymond Clevenger yesterday afternoon, but took the case under advisement until the couple have had time to divide their furniture. Mrs. Clevenger, age 18, testified that on one occasion her husband hit her so hard that she "did not know where my sence was for a while," She said her husband objected to her visiting her mother.
  • 06 Jan 1923 James King has filed suit for divorce against Marie King. The plaintiff alleges that his wife has been guilty of associating with other men.
  • 07 Jan 1923 Genevieve M. Carney asked for divorce from Glenn W. Carney, alleging that her husband had followed her on the street with a knife in his hand threatening to kill her. She also charged that he husband associated with low women. The couple married in 1914 and have two children, Maxwell, age 8, and Eugene, age 6, of whom the mother asks the custody. Mrs. Carney believes that her husband is in Kokomo at the present time.
  • 07 Jan 1923 John J. Cavalier is seeking a divorce from Flora Cavalier on the general ground if incompatability of temperament. Mr. and Mrs. Cavalier were married in 1912. The plaintiff asks for an absolute divorce.
  • 07 Jan 1923 Teresa LaRosa seeks a divorce from Domenich LaRosa, who the plaintiff states has returned to Italy and is living with another woman to whom he is not married. Mr. and Mrs. LaRose married in 1891 and separated in 1906. Mrs. LaRose is making her own living in Fort Wayne, she alleges.
  • 07 Jan 1923 Altha Highland sued Clarence Highland for divorce alleging that he has a mean temper and that he swore at her in the presence of her 17-year-old daughter by a previous marriage.
  • 07 Jan 1923 Perry E. Fender was granted a divorce from Deila Fender on a charge of desertion.
  • 07 Jan 1923 Clyde Morton was divorced from Mary Morton on a desertion charge.
  • 07 Jan 1923 The divorce case of Avis Dunlap against Clarence Dunlap was continued until resident witnesses could be produced. Mrs. Dunlap alleges that her husband made a practice of getting drunk and Saturday night and remaining in the condition until Monday morning. She also said her husband was wanted by the sheriff for obtaining money under false pretenses and for selling mortgaged goods.
  • 09 Jan 1923 Charging that his wife Jeanette, had been guilty of entertaining other men, Chester Klingenberger, yesterday afternoon filed suit for a divorce in superior court. The couple was married in 1919 and since that time the plaintiff alleges that his wife has scolded and nagged him and told him that she did not care for him, saying that if he got a divorce it would be all right with her.
  • 09 Jan 1923 William and Viola Edmundson who rushed into the divorce court some time ago following a family quarrel have agreed to forgive and to forget. Mr. Edmundson dismissed his complaint yesterday and Mrs. Edmundson dismissed her cross-complaint. The misunderstanding between the parties had been cleared up.
  • 09 Jan 1923 Leota Kird filed suit against Edward Kird yestertay for the partition of their real estate which consists of a house and lot. The decree is being held up in their divorce case until the question of property rights can be settled.
  • 10 Jan 1923 Charging that her husband, Roy H. Raper, struck and beat her, pulled her hair, threw her on the floor and choked her at their home, at 1607 1/2 East Washington boulevard, in the presence of several friends and acquaintances, Helen E. Raper filed suit for a divorce yesterday afternoon. The couple married in 1920. Shortly after that time, Mrs. Raper says, her husband began to treat her with total indifference and often remarked in her presence: " I was married too young and am tired of married life." Raper was charged with staying out as late as 1 o'clock in the morning with another woman. Mrs. Raber asks $1,500 alimony.
  • 10 Jan 1923 Mrs. Sadie Spears asked a limited separation from Chaire Spears, alleging that he had neglected to give her medical attention when she was ill and that he was unkind and gruff.
  • 10 Jan 1923 Ella V. Dupee filed a complaint for divorce from Louis B. Dupee yesterday. She charged that her husband stayed away from home at night and spent his time in gambling, idleness and intoxicating liquor.
  • 10 Jan 1923 Nellie A. Bovine was divorced from William D. Bovine on her cross-complaint. Mrs. Bovine alleged that she gave her husband a second chance after they first considered being divorce, but that he failed to show any improvement in his conduct. She charged that her husband was cruel to her and that he falsely accused her of associating with another man.
  • 10 Jan 1923 A romance that had its beginning during the World war ended in the divorce court yesterday when Judge Ryan granted Curtis Tillman a divorce from Erma Tillman. Tillman met the women when he was in training at Camp Taylor. The marriage occurred last July and in October Mrs. Tillman returned to old Kentucky and a former lover, Tillman said.
  • 11 Jan 1923 Russell Foughty wants a divorce from Thelma Foughty because she "spent her time reading popular theatrical magazines and gadding about the streets of Fort Wayne" instead of cooking meals and caring for the home. The couple were married last September.
  • 11 Jan 1923 Bertha Krick asked $10,000 alimony in a suit for divorce filed against Henry Krick. She charged her husband with extreme stinginess and said she had to wear one coat for eight years becuase her husband would not give her money to buy a new one. She says her husband is worth $25,000.
  • 11 Jan 1923 Mary Bowen asks a limited separation of three years from Charles Bowen and $1,000 alimony. She alleges that her husband spent his money for intoxicating liquor and often came home drunk. She asked the custody of her three children who are under 15 years of age. The couple married in 1898.
  • 11 Jan 1923 Walter Garihan filed suit for a divorce from Mary Garihan. He charged her with nagging and cruelty.
  • 11 Jan 1923 Louisa Johnson was granted a divorce from Edgar E. Johnson yesterday by Judge Charles J. Ryan when she testified that her husband had given her no more than $100 in 19 years of married life. Mrs. Johnson said she had to take in washing to keep the family together. She was granted the custody of her two children, Albert, age 18, and Edna, age 17.
  • 12 Jan 1923 The divorce suit of Arthur Swope against Eva Swope was reinstated on a motion by the plaintiff.
  • 12 Jan 1923 Clara Wagner asked a divorce from Frank Wagner to whom she was married January 12, 1922. She claimed that her husband had threateded to take her life and that she feared he would carry out his threat. She charged that he was extremely cruel to her and called her bad names. Mrs. Wagner was granted a restraining order to prevent her husband from disposing of his property in Lawton place and from selling his Dodge touring car.
  • 12 Jan 1923 Rose Rogers asked a divorce from Harold Rogers and the custody of their child, Dale, aged 1. She alleged that Rogers associated with women of bad repute and that he struck her and called her vile names. The couple was married in 1919.
  • 12 Jan 1923 Myrtle Brinker filed suit for a divorce from Lumm Brinker and asked $5,000 alimony. She alleges that her husband went automobile riding with another woman. The plaintiff says that Mr. Brinker owns 157 acres of land in Perry township, besides other property.
  • 12 Jan 1923 Helen Manuel was granted a divorce from Jules P. Manuel and was given the custody of her minor children. The defendant was ordered to pay $6 per week for their support.
  • 12 Jan 1923 Margaret Miller was divorced from Charles C. Miller by Judge Ryan on grounds of cruel and inhuman treatment.
  • 14 Jan 1923 Joy V. Darbon asked a divorce from Charles Darbon, proprietor of three local shoe shine parlors and a shoe shop. She also asks $3,500 alimony. Mrs. Darbon alleges that her husband had slandered her by charging her with assoicating with other men. She charges that during the past seven months her husband has not furnished a home for her and her two children but have made them live in a small protion of the shoe shop.
  • 14 Jan 1923 Andy Betley asked a divorce from Mary Betley, charging that she refused to cook meals for him and failed to keep his house in order.
  • 14 Jan 1923 Robert Stevenson filed suit for divorce from Della Stevenson, alleging that his wife had an ungovernable temper and that she failed to carry on her household duties as a good wife should.
  • 16 Jan 1923 Minnie Martin alleged that James M. Martin, her husband, had hurled her against a wall and holding a loaded revolver in from of her face threatened to kill her. She charged that he was a habitual drunk. Mrs. Martin is the mother of six children. The couple was married in 1894. The plaintiff asks $5,000 alimony.
  • 16 Jan 1923 Mrs. Mary Betley alleged that her husband had deserted and returned to her no less than 10 times during their married life. She also said he had served time on the state penal farm for failure to support her and her nine children. She asks $1,000 alimony.
  • 16 Jan 1923 Lula C. Stuber asked a limited divorce of one year from Ralph Stuber and $900 for the support of herself and her four children during that time. The charges against Stuber was nagging and cruelty.
  • 16 Jan 1923 Hilda Nelson who was married March 7, 1921, to Norman Nelson, charges that he deserted her about three months later. She asks a divorce and $500 alimony.
  • 17 Jan 1923 Sarah Linville was granted a divorce from George Linville and $1,200 alimony by Judge Wood yesterday afternoon in circuit court. The plaintiff had her maiden name of Sarah Anderson restored. She testified that her husband had been guilty of constant ill-treatment for a period of 8 to 10 years and that he had falsely accused her of infidelity without any reason.
  • 17 Jan 1923 Judge Ryan granted Florence Cummings a divorce from Clarence Cummings and had her maiden name of Florence Roe restored. She declared that her husband beat her and failed to provide for her.
  • 17 Jan 1923 Avis Dunlap was divorced from Clarence Dunlap when two resident witnesses testified that Mrs. Dunlap has been a resident of Allen county for two years prior to the filing of her complaint. The evidence was heard several days ago.
  • 17 Jan 1923 Dayton Jenness alleges that Florence Jenness abandoned him in 1913 after they had lived together for 11 years, in a complaint filed yesterday afternoon. He asked an absolute divorce.
  • 17 Jan 1923 William Garihan filed a second paragraph to his cross-complaint for a divorce from Marie Garihan. He said his wife nagged him to leave Fort Wayne, where he had a good position, and that she frequently left the city and tried to get him to follow her.
  • 17 Jan 1923 The divorce case of Sarah Hyndman against Warren Hyndman was granted a change of venue to Whitley county.
  • 18 Jan 1923 In a second paragraph of a complaint for a divorce against Paul Leipold by Rose Leipold filed yesterday , a long record of alleged abuses is charged to the defendant. One of these charged that Leipold on one occasion, after Mrs. Leipold's 11-year-old daughter, by a former marriage had curled her hair, forced the child under a pump and "pumped" the curls out with cold water, causing the girl to become sick. He is also charged with spending $114 of his wife's money one summer with which to buy sugar for making whisky. He is also said to have been a good customer of the bootleggers, paying as much as $12 and $16 a quart for whisky. He is charged with having told his wife that he hated her and that he married her only for her money.
  • 18 Jan 1923 In the case of Goldie Downs against Frank Downs for a limited separation, Judge William N. Ballou has assumed juriadiction as special judge. Judge Ballou heard the evidence several months ago, but he had held his decision under advisement.
  • 18 Jan 1923 Judge Ryan yesterday granted divorce to Helen Merrick from Chancey Merrick. Mrs. Merrick alleged that her husband was a continual nagger and that he gambled away all of his money.
  • 18 Jan 1923 Judge Ryan yesterday granted divorce to Thelma Clevenger from Raymond H. Clevenger. Mrs. Clevenger charged her husband has an ungovernable temper and that he frequently cursed her.
  • 18 Jan 1923 Charging that he failed to support her, Freda Schirnack asks for a divorce from Otto Schirnack. She alleges that she had been forced to take in as many as 15 washings a week. She asks for $15,000 alimony.
  • 18 Jan 1923 Thomas E. Russell is the plaintiff in a divorce action. He charges his wife, Agnes T. Russell, with desertion.
  • 18 Jan 1923 In the suit of Gladys Schwartz against Emmett Schwartz for divorce, the complaint alleges that "he associated with other women and admitted it." She asks $500 alimony.
  • 18 Jan 1923 Judge Ryan, having represented one of the parties when the case was filed, declined jurisdiction in the divorce case of Phyllis Chevillot against Charles Chevillot.
  • 19 Jan 1923 Arthur Swope, former service man, was granted a divorce from Eva Swope by Judge Charles J. Ryan yesterday afternoon in superior court. Swope testified that his wife had left him two years ago and had refused to live with him since that time. He said she had been known to go automobile riding frequently with other men and that one time she was brought to the police station in a partially intoxicated condition.
  • 19 Jan 1923 Finding that she has two husbands, Mrs. Esther Smith yesterday filed suit to have her marriage to Calvin Smith, her second husband annulled. Mrs. Smith says she married William Megiveron at Pontiac, Mich., August 28 1918. After six months he deserted her and both he and his sister told her that Megiveron was granted a divorce in the circuit court at Oakland county, Mich. She and Smith were married in Fort Wayne July 3, 1920. A few days ago she learned that she and Megiveron had not been divorced and she at once ceased to live with Smith, she says.
  • 19 Jan 1923 Judge Charles J. Ryan declined jurisdiction in the divorce suit of Amelia Benton on the ground that he was attorney for the plaintiff in the case before going on the bench.
  • 20 Jan 1923 Marlin Conner conducted his family quarrels over the telephone and always ended the argument by telling his wife, Naomi, if she did not go get a divorce he would "come home and knock her down seven or eight times," according to a complaint for divorce filed yesterday by Mrs. Conner in superior court. Conner spent much of his time away from home, the complaint says. On one occasion he knocked his wife down and pulled her around by the hair, it is alleged. The couple married October 14, 1927. A restraining order was granted to prevent Conner from visiting his wife at 1318 Zollars avenue.
  • 20 Jan 1923 Bertha Emma Reed was granted a divorce from Louis Reed by Special Judge R. Earl Peters on a charge of cruel and inhuman treatment. She was awarded the custody of her son, Elmer, age 7 years.
  • 20 Jan 1923 Marie King filed a cross complaint for a divorce from James King yesterday alleging that he bragged about his relations with other women and that he had frequently threatened to kill her and to "knock her block off." She was granted a restraining order to prevent him from harming her.
  • 20 Jan 1923 Nora Wietfeldt filed suit against Fred W. Wietfeldt for support. She charged that her husband deserted her and her two children without support. She asks that the property owned by her husband and herself be sold and that she to given $2,800 from the proceeds and that her husband be forced to pay her $60 per month in addition.
  • 20 Jan 1923 Amelia Snyder filed suit for divorce from William S. Snyder charging cruel and inhuman treatment.
  • 21 Jan 1923 Mrs. Charles Gunther asked $5,000 alimony in a second paragraph to her complaint for divorce filed yesterday against Charles Gunther. She alleged that her husband tried to kill her while he was under the influence of intoxicating liquor and that she saved helself by grabbing his arm in time to cause three bullets fired by him to enter the floor. Mrs. Gunther avers that her husband lives in a questionalbe neighborhood and rents out rooms of his house to parties which almost every night engage in drunken revels there. She charges that he has forged her name to checks. In a cross-complaint filed recently Mr. Gunther charged his wife with going out on booze parties with a man from Columbia City.
  • 21 Jan 1923 Mrs. Zenith Cunningham is entitled to a divorce from George Cunningham, according to a judgment entered yesterday by Judge Charles J. Ryan, of the superior court, but the decree was withheld until Cunningham produces their child in court. The custody of the child will be given to its mother. Mrs. Cunningham testified that she entered the studio of her husband who is a photographer, and switched on the light to find another woman with him in the "dark room." She also testified that her husband had threatened to throw acid in her face and disfigure her for life.
  • 21 Jan 1923 Melvin Weibel filed suit for a divorce from Marie Weibel, alleging that she utterly failed to take care of her duties as a housekeeper and also that she deserted him four times during their married life.
  • 21 Jan 1923 The divorce suit of Horatio Little against Pearl Little was dismissed on a motion by the plaintiff.
  • 23 Jan 1923 Five separations and one previous divorce and remarriage was the record of Charles and Mahala Widner, who were divorced yesterday by Judge Charles J. Ryan in superior court. The decree was given to the husband, Mr. Widner, who was a railroad man, said he had to spent most of his nights at the opposite end of the line and his wife refused to live anywhere except in Fort Wayne. He also charged that she nagged him and was cruel.
  • 23 Jan 1923 Zenith Cunningham was granted a decree of divorce from George Cunningham, photographer. The evidence was heard Saturday. Mrs. Cunningham testified that she came into the studio one night and found Mr. Cunningham making love to another woman. Mrs. Cunningham was granted custody of their child, aged 3, and the defendant was ordered to pay $15 per week for its support.
  • 23 Jan 1923 William Arthur Johnson was divorced from Mabel Johnson. Johnson said his wife left him to associate with other men.
  • 23 Jan 1923 The divorce case of Ora Gunther against Charles Gunther was granted a change of venue to Huntington county.
  • 23 Jan 1923 Naomi Cooner filed suit against Martin Conner for support. She alleged that she needs the care of a physician and asked $10 per week.
  • 24 Jan 1923 Pearl Strawser filed suit for a divorce from Nelson Strawser yesterday afternoon in superior court. She alleged that her husband has been guilty of cruel and inhuman treatment and that he squandered all of his money on liquor. Mrs. Strawser charges that her husband would strike her with anything he could get his hands on. She asks the custody of their two children.
  • 24 Jan 1923 Margaret Davis charged Walter F. Davis with dissipating his earning on liquor instead of support his family. Mrs. Davis says she is now in the hospital and that her husband has refused to help her.
  • 24 Jan 1923 Mrs. Marie Weibel filed a cross-complaint for divorce from Melvin Weibel in which she charged him with brutally beating her and with trying to throw her down the stairs on one osscaion during an angry fit. She was granted a restraining order to prevent Weibel from molesting her at her home.
  • 25 Jan 1923 Mrs. Marie Weibel and her two children have returned in triumph to their home at 1802 Fairfield avenue from which, Mrs. Weibel alleges, they were driven by her husband, Melbin Weibel. The latter is out in the cold. Weibel filed suit for a divorce recently and secured a restraining order to prevent his wife from coming to their home. She says she was forced to take the children and seek shelter with relatives. Weibel and his brother and sister-in-law remained at the Fairfield home, it is alleged. Yesterday Mrs. Weibel applied for a restraining order setting out the charge that Mrs. Weibel had no place to live and asking that she be given possession of her home and that Weibel and his relatives be restrained from staying at or coming to the house. After the hearing the case, Judge Ryan granted the restraining order and Mrs. Weibel was restored to her domestic castle.
  • 25 Jan 1923 The criminal case which charged James Gogerty with deserting his wife, Elizabeth Gogerty, was dismissed yesterday afternoon in circuit court when Gogerty agreed to pay his wife $5,000 upon an order by Judge Sol D. Wood. The money is to be paid as follows; $500 forthwith, $100 per month from July 10 to November 10 and $65 per month thereafter until the $5,000 is paid. Gogerty is general yardmaster for the Wabash railroad. The fight of Mrs. Gogerty for support has been pending in the court for several months. After a failure to get her husband to furnish her with money the criminal charge was filed.
  • 25 Jan 1923 Florence Hofheinz, 2433 Lafayette, filed suit for a divorce from Henry Hofheinz yesterday and asks $5,000 alimony. A divorce was refused the couple several weeks ago in superior court. Hofheinz is a conductor on the Pennsylvania railroad. The charges are less sensational than those contained in the previous action. The plaintiff alleged that her husband called her vile names and that he frequently threatened to "end it up," by which Mrs. Hofheinz said she understood that he meant to kill her. She asks the custody of her adopted son, King, age 6.
  • 25 Jan 1923 Charging quarrelsomness and failure to provide, Irene Peigh filed suit for divorce against Floyd Peigh. Mrs. Peigh said she was compelled to live with her parents during most of her married life because of the failure of her husband to provide a home for her. She asks that her maiden name be restored.
  • 25 Jan 1923 Hazel Michael-Baker, who was found guilty of bigamy by Judge Sol A. Wood in circuit court Tuesday, will carry her fight for freedom to the supreme court. The defendant was not sentenced yesterday. William C. Ryan, her arrotney, asked additional time in which to file an appeal bond. Mrs. Baker, who is living with her second husband, Frank Baker, is still at liberty on her old bond. The court found that the defendant had never been divorced from a common law marriage with Harry Michael, plumber, before she married Baker. Michael, husband No. 1, is the prosecuting witness. In arguing the case before Judge Wood, Attorney Ryan insisted that Mrs. Baker would have to be tried for bigamy in Hillsdale, Mich., where the second marriage was performed.
  • 25 Jan 1923 Goldie Downs was granted a divorce from Frank Downs yesterday by former Judge W.N. Ballou, of the superior court. The case had been under advisement since last October. Mrs. Downs was granted the custody of her son, Archie, and the defendant must pay $5 per week for the support of the child. The allowance will be increased to $6.50 after next January 1. Mrs. Downs is given possession of the family furniture.
  • 26 Jan 1923 A suit for divorce and $1,500 alimony was filed against John Ervin yesterday by Mary Ervin. The couple married 18 years ago. Mrs. Ervin asks the custody of her three children, Mildred, age 16; Marjorie, age 11, and Melvin, age 7. The plaintiff charges cruel and inhuman treatment. The plaintiff and defendant own 64 acres of land and lot in Fort Wayne, the complaint says.
  • 26 Jan 1923 James Cress, waiter, filed suit for a divorce from Audrey Cress, charging desertion on April 1, 1920. They were married in 1914.
  • 26 Jan 1923 Lena Spears, colored, was granted a divorce from Herpel Spears, colored, by Judge Charles J. Ryan. Spears is serving a term in the state reformatory for committing burglary at the Country club. He recently was refused a parole.
  • 27 Jan 1923 After 26 years of married life, Nettie Connelly has decided to be "economically independent" and has gone to Angola to work in a restaurant contrary to the wished of her husband, David H. Connelly, he alleges in a complaint for divorce. Connelly insists that she will not live with him as his wife. He asks an absolute decree of divorce.
  • 27 Jan 1923 Lloyd R. Wise alleges that his wife, Mae S. Wise, has been suilty of associating with other men in Chicago rooming houses. The couple married in December, 1921.
  • 27 Jan 1923 Margaret Yager charges George Yager with failure to provide and with falsely accusing her of associating with other men. They were married in December, 1920, and separated last October. The plaintiff asks that her former name, Margaret Myers be restored.
  • 27 Jan 1923 The divorce suit of Albert Miller against Ruth Miller was dismissed by the plaintiff.
  • 27 Jan 1923 Alice Anderson was granted a divorce from Charles Anderson by Judge Charles J. Ryan yesterday on a charge of curel and inhuman treatment.
  • 28 Jan 1923 Mary Brown filed suit for a divorce from William Brown yesterday and asked $1,000 alimony. The plaintiff charged that her husband nagged her so much that it was impossible to live with him.
  • 28 Jan 1923 Mrs. Anna E. Scott was divorced from Littleton James Scott in a cross-complaint. The whereab out of the husband was not revealed. Mrs. Scott charged him with cruel and inhuman treatment and failure to provide.
  • 28 Jan 1923 Wilma Johnson told the court that Joseph M. Johnson deserted her last August at their home in Perry township, taking with him their child and all of the food that remained in the house. She was granted a divorce and the custody of her child and the defendant was ordered to pay $5 per week for its support.
  • 28 Jan 1923 Agnes Lerch was divorced from Charles Lerch on charges of drunkenness and cruelty. The custody of two children was given to their mother and one boy was placed in the custody of his father.
  • 30 Jan 1932 Judge Ryan refused to grant Fred Abajah a divorce from Sophia Abajah yesterday afternoon in superior court. Both Abajah and his wife are Syrians. They have been married 12 years and have had seven children, who are now in an orphans' home, doubtless influenced the court to his action. The judge said he did not feel that Mr. and Mrs. Abajah had done their best to make a success of married life and that he was going to give them another chance. Mrs. Abajah was willing and dismissed her cross-complaint. Neighbors testified that Abajah had social aspirations and that he used to dress up in a $17.00 silk shirt when he was through work and stay away from home until nearly midnight. Although he made $150 per month and allowed the children to eat candy and ice cream cones daily, he would not give his wife any money and she was forced to work as a rag-picker to buy her clothes, she said. Neighbors testified, also, that Mrs. Abajah went to a dance one night leaving a small nursing baby at home and when it became hungry and cried its father had to call in a neighbor woman and the two had to buy some baby food and feed the child.
  • 30 Jan 1923 Nellie Tiffany was granted a divorce from John Tiffany on a charge of abandonment for two years.
  • 30 Jan 1923 Herman Klepper was divorced from Millie Klepper. The divorce was granted several days ago, but the name of "Keppler" was erroneously used in the decree. The court made an entry today using the correct name.
  • 31 Jan 1923 The marriage of Edna Mayer and Merl Mayer, who lived together only 10 weeks, was dissolved yesterday afternoon by Judge Charles J. Ryan, of the superior court. The divorce was granted to the girl wife. Mrs. Mayer testified that she and her husband had been compelled to move five times in their brief married life, because he refused to pay the rent. The plaintiff charged non-support.
  • 31 Jan 1923 Inez Esters was granted a divorce fro Lester Esters, colored. She said her husband waited tables in a restaurant one hour each day and spent the rest of his time gambling. Mrs. Esters, who is an usher at a local theater, said her husband put her out of the house at 2 o'clock in the morning because she objected to his going to a dance with "fast" young women.
  • 31 Jan 1923 Edith M. Parrant charged John Parrant with habitual drunkenness. When drunk, Mrs. Parrant said, her husband would break up the furniture, throw dishes all over the house and threaten to kill her. She was granted a restraining order to prevent her husband visiting her at her home, 2343 Lillie street.
  • 31 Jan 1923 Dalores Swallow asked a divorce from Joseph Swallow, charging drunkenness and non-support.
  • 31 Jan 1923 Esther Kelley sued Robert Kelley for a divorce charging desertion. The couple married in 1916 and separated in 1917.
  • 31 Jan 1923 The suit of Agnes Cline against John Cline for limited separation, was dismissed yesterday on a motion filed by the plaintiff.

  • 01 Feb 1923 Testifying that on one occasion her husband threw her clothes into the stove and burned them when he became angry at her, Mary Courdevey was granted a divorce from Clem Courdevery yesterday afternoon in superior court. On another occasion, when her husband was angry, he tore her clothing off her body, the plaintiff said. When asked by the court if she did not think it was possible for her to live with her husband, Mrs. Courdevey replied that she had separated from him and gone back to him three times within a year and that he bacame worse each time.
  • 01 Feb 1923 Three men were named as co-respondents by Charles W. Simmers in a cross-complaint for divorce filed yesterday in superior court against his wife Sarah. The co-respondents were Charles Fry, Leander Spichlger and a Mr. Kerns. With the first two men Simmers made specific charges of misconduct and said his wife had been seen joy-riding with Mr. Kerns at night. He said his wife had locked him and the children out of the house while she entertained other men and that on one occasion she had drawn a pistol on the cross-complainant and had threatened to kill him. Simmers asks the custody of his children.
  • 01 Feb 1923 Elfrieda Boese filed suit for a divorce from Herbert Boese yesterday afternoon and asked the custody of her two children. Mrs. Boese alleged that her husband drove her from the home Tuesday and told her not to return. She als charged that he threatened to break up the furniture and to harm her.
  • 01 Feb 1923 Joseph Oswald, chauffeur, asked a divorce from Elsie Oswald in a complaint filed in superior court. He charged cruel and inhuman treatment. The couple married in 1907.
  • 02 Feb 1923 The charge that her husband, George Clough, had misrepresented his age to her before marriage was the principal evidence offered by Anna Clough when she testified yesterday afternoon before Judge Ryan in her suit for a divorce from Clough. "He told me he was 51 before we were married and after we were married I found out that he was 63," the plaintiff said. "He was too old to support and care for a wife." The couple parted at the end of five day. The case was taken under advisement by Judge Ryan until resident witness could be produced. The plaintiff was a woman of middle age.
  • 02 Feb 1923 James L. Faulkenburg was granted a divorce from Ethel E. Faulkenburg by Judge Ryan. The plaintiff testified that his wife had run away from him and is living with another man.
  • 03 Feb 1923 "She threw the coffee pot at this plaintiff's head," declared Martin Klug in a complaint for a divorce filed yesterday against his wife, Margaret Klug. Klug alleged that his wife ran away once and stayed for several days and then returned to him. He said she refused to do house work and often hurled dishes at him when she became angry. He added that his wife would drink intoxicating liquor when she could get it.
  • 03 Feb 1923 William H. Crowell filed suit for a divorce from Augusta Mae Crowell. The couple was married 10 years ago. On last December 7 Mrs. Crowell ran away, according to her husband, leaving the following note: "You need not make the effort to find me, because it will do you no good." The defendant was charged with possessing a violent temper.
  • 03 Feb 1923 Dora Shuler was granted a two-year separation from the bed and board of Roy Shuler yesterday by Special Judge David E. Smith in superior court. Although Mrs. Schuler wanted an absolute decree of divorce, Schuler pleaded with the court not to grant it because he wanted to have a home in which to bring up his children as good citizens. The couple may go back together at the end of the three years if they see fit. They had lived together for 22 years. Mrs. Schuler alleged that her husband kept a bottle of chloroform in the house and that she feared he inteded using it on her. She charged cruel and inhuman treatment. Mrs. Schuler was given custody of the children and her husband was given permission to call on them. He was also ordered to pay $10 per week for the support of the family.
  • 03 Feb 1923 Special Judge R. Earl Peters granted Carrie Bowman a divorce from William J. Bowman. The plaintiff charged cruelty and desertion. She was given $200 alimony.
  • 04 Feb 1923 A marriage which took place 32 years ago ended in the divorce court yesterday when Judge Charles J. Ryan granted Martin M. Egner a divorce from Grace L. Egner. Mr. Egner told the court that his wife had neglected her household duties and often refused to cook his meals for him. He said she was quarrelsome and deceitful. The couple had not lived together since 1913.
  • 04 Feb 1923 Myrtle Davis filed suit against John Davis for a 10 -year separation from bed and board yesterday afternoon in superior court. The couple was married in 1904. The plaintiff claims that she and her husband are joint owners of a house in Akron, Ind. She asks a reasonable amount for support.
  • 04 Feb 1923 Ray Benton filed a cross-complaint for a divorce from Amelia C. Benton. He alleged that he gave his wife all of his money, to be used in running the household, and that she used the money for herself and that he had to leave home and go to a restaurant whenever he wanted a good meal.
  • 06 Feb 1923 Virgil Messner asked a divorce from Myrlea Messner in a complaint filed yesterday in superior court. Messner alleged that his wife would lie in bed in the morning and would force him to cook his own breakfast.
  • 07 Feb 1923 Wilda Wilson filed suit for a divorce from Harry Wilson late yesterday charging that he forced her to work and clothe herself and her children. She alleged that her husband spent most of his time drinking moonshine whisky and that he threatened to burn their home.
  • 07 Feb 1923 James King, former service man, charged Marie King, his wife, with infidelity yesterday afternoon in superior court. Judge Ryan continued the case for more evidence. King was shell-schocked during the World war.
  • 07 Feb 1923 Judge Ryan told Marie Trout he would grant her a divorce from Kye Trout when she produces one more resident witness. Mrs. Trout testified that her husband abused her constantly and threatened to beat her. The couple separated twice before the divorce suit was filed.
  • 07 Feb 1923 Esther Howell was granted a divorce from Thurl Howell on a charge of cruel and inhuman treatment.
  • 07 Feb 1923 The domestic troubles between Grace Pressler and Otto C. Pressler have been settled and the couple are living together again. The divorce suit has been dismissed.
  • 07 Feb 1923 The divorce suit of Clara Wagner against Frank Wagner was dismissed yesterday by the plaintiff.
  • 08 Feb 1923 Married couples who quarrel for pastime-if there are any-will be interested to know that Archie and Pauline McConnell, whose divorce case was heard yesterday in superior court, have won the cream custard pie offered to long-distance family quarrel champions. McConnell admitted to Judge Charles J. Ryan that he believed he and the "young missus" were entitled to the honors. The divorce was granted. "Jusge, we quarreled a whole week once," he said. "The quarrel started on Sunday and did not end until the next Saturday. We had others, lots of them, but that was the long one." McConnell also complainted that his girl wife contracted bills that he was unable to pay. He said they had been living apart since October with no chance of reconciliation.
  • 08 Feb 1923 The divorce case of Bertha Krick against Henry Krick was dismissed on a motion by the plaintiff.
  • 08 Feb 1923 The divorce of Donna Ferrell against Robert Ferrell was dismissed for want of prosecution.
  • 09 Feb 1923 The defense rested at 5 o'clock yesterday afternoon in the case of W. A. S. Parry against Margaret Parry for divorce and the evidence was taken under advisement by Special Judge Fred B. Shoaff. Property valued at more that $22,000 is involved in the case and it was over the property that the fight centered. Mrs. Parry was on the witness stand practically all day yesterday and was subject to a severe cross-examination. At. the conclusion of a recital of the most lurid stories of her husband's conduct with other women, especially Mrs. Robert Fernwalt, Mrs. Parry told the court that she was willing to live with Parry again "if he would behave himself." Mrs. Parry said she had spied on the lovemaking of her husband and Mrs. Fernwalt. It was brought out on cross-examination that Mrs. Parry has been refused admission to a local lodge on three different occasions and that she joined the order while she was on a visit in California by declaring that she has been a resident of California for six months. Mrs. Parry denied that she tried to poison her husband, as he alleged, and said that she ate some of the same pie which he declared he believed contained poison. It was brougth out in evidence that Mrs. Parry had spent four years in a medical college and had an intimate knowledge of drugs. A relative of Parry testified that Mrs. Parry kept a can of typhoid germs in the house and pretended to be experimenting with them. Witnesses for the plaintiff testified that Mrs. Parry had told them that she had fed Parry enough of the germs to kill a dozen men. The evidence throughtout the trial indicated that Mrs. Parry was a hard worker and a shrewd business woman with an intimate knowledge of affairs. She tried to prove, however, that Mr. Parry had got her to sign a deed giving him a joint title to her apartment house on DeWald street when she did not know what she was signing.
  • 09 Feb 1923 Fred Shoner alleged that Marie Shoner and he had separated three times during their married life of six years and had gone back together each time. Now Shoner says that he is through with his wife for good. Mrs. Shoner spent money faster than he could make it, the plaintiff alleged. She went to too many dances to suit Shoner, who charged that she neglected her housework.
  • 09 Feb 1923 Edith Simpson filed her second complaint for divorce from John Simpson. She said she dismissed the first complaint on the promise of her husband that he would do better. As soon as they began to live together agains she said he started calling her vile names and began quarrelling and refused to buy her any clothing.
  • 09 Feb 1923 Emma M. Brown brought suit for a temporary separation from Allen M. Brown, charging that he deserted her six months ago and has not contributed to her support since that time.
  • 09 Feb 1923 Florence M. Coil was granted a divorce from H. R. Coil on a charge of cruel and inhuman treatment. The plaintiff had her maiden name of Florence M. Ladd restored.
  • 10 Feb 1923 Charles F. Simon alleged that his wife, Sarah Simon, had left him four years ago and has not lived with him since. The custody of three children is involved in the action. The children are: Laur , age 13; Juanita, age 8, and Clinton, age 4.
  • 10 Feb 1923 Anna Doyle charged that her husband, Michael Doyle, deserted her on December 23, leaving a not saying that he would never return. Doyle had left home on previous occasions, but always returned, the plaintiff said. She charged him with cruel and inhuman treatment.
  • 10 Feb 1923 Judge Ryan granted John King a divorce from Marie King on a charge of infidelity. Although the plaintiff was only 25 years of age, the marriage which was dissolved was his third venture.
  • 11 Feb 1923 Mrs. Pearl Axson alleged that George W. Axson has been guilty of cruel and inhuman treatment and that he has refused to support her and her seven children properly. She asks $500 alimony.
  • 11 Feb 1923 Mrs. Hazel Schneck was granted a divorce from Fred M. Schneck by Judge Ryan in superior court on the charge that her husband had been guilty of infidelity. She was given the custody of her two children and her husband was ordered to pay $50 per month for their support.
  • 11 Feb 1923 Dora Sherman was granted a divorce from Theodore Sherman when she testified that he worked only half the time and was drunk the rest of the time.
  • 13 Feb 1923 W. A. S. Parry was denied a divorce from Margaret Parry yesterday for the second time within 18 months. The decree was denied by Special Judge Fred B. Shoaff, in the superior court, who had taken the case under advisement four day ago. Before the case was concluded, Mrs. Parry withdrew her cross-complaint and testified that she was willing to live with her husband again if he would "do right." The court held that Mrs. Parry had a better case for divorce that her husband and if she did not want one he should find for the defendant. The Parry case was one of the most sensational in the history of the superior court. Mrs. Parry claimed on the witness stand that she had been en eyewitness to the most shameful conduct on the part of her husband and Mrs. Edna Fernwalt. Mrs. Parry also testified that she had lived for 18 months in a stable loft to help her husband start a bank account. Parry claimed that his wife tried to poison him. It was believed by court attaches that Mrs. Parry dismissed her cross-complaint and testified that she did not want a divorce, not in order to prevent her husband from securing a decree, but because she hoped to get a large sum of alimony. The court, however, took her at her word and the decree was refused. More than $22,000 worth of property was involved. Parry is being sued for $10,000 damages by Robert Fernwalt, who charges that Parry broke up his home. Mrs. Fernwalt is suing Mrs. Parry for $10,000, claiming that the latter libeled her by attacking her character in public on the streets of Fort Wayne.
  • 13 Feb 1923 Robert Hays has filed suit for divorce from Mabel Hays. He alleged that Mabel Hays deserted him on February 10, 1920.
  • 13 Feb 1923 Mary McCullough asked a divorce from Andrew McCullough, charging cruel and inhuman treatment. She avers that her husband struck and beat her and called her vile name. McCullough is not in Indianapolis.
  • 13 Feb 1923 Clara Bauer charged Raymond Bauer with cruel and inhuman treatment. She asks the custody of her daughter, Wanda May, age 3.
  • 13 Feb 1923 William Suggs, colored alleges infidelity on the part of his wife, Mary Suggs in his divorce complaint. The couple married in 1913 and separated the same year the complaint said.
  • 13 Feb 1923 Judge Ryan granted David McLeish a divorce from Bertha McLeish, on the testimony of her husband that they were unable to live together because of perpetual quarrels. Mrs. McLeish was given the custody of their child and the plaingiff was ordered to pay $36 per month for its support. He will be allowed to keep the child two days out of each month.
  • 13 Feb 1923 A demurrer to the complaint of Joy Darbon for divorce was filed yesterday by her husband, Charles Darbon, who charged that the court has no jurisdiction over the case. The demurrer was sustained. The Darbons formerly lived in Michigan.
  • 14 Feb 1923 Hugh Shadle asked a divorce from Mary Shadle, whom he alleged deserted him and eloped to Texas with another man. The couple married January 25, 1921, and separated December 27, 1922.
  • 14 Feb 1923 Hans Ebner asked a divorce from Erna Ebner, because of her utter disregard of the alarm clock. Ebner said his wife usually slept until noon and sometimes she did not arise until 1 o'clock in the afternoon. Mrs. Ebner would then leave home and would not return until 8 to 9 o'clock at night. The plaintiff said he was forced to cook his own meals. The couple married January 24, 1922, and separated February 11, 1923.
  • 14 Feb 1923 Mary Braham filed suit for a divorce from George Braham, alleging cruel and inhuman treatment. She asked that her maiden name of Mary Gerber be restored. The Brahms married on May 15, 1921, and separated July 6, 1922.
  • 14 Feb 1923 The marriage of Bessie Marlatt and Grank G. Marlatt lasted only 14 months and was suddenly terminated when Mr. Marlatt hit his wife so hard that she had to go to the hospital to recover from her wounds, according to her complaint. She asks an absolute divorce and the custody of her three children. The couple had been previously married and divorced.
  • 14 Feb 1923 Mrs. Anna Uhler was granted a decree of divorce from Clarence E. Uhler yesterday afternoon by Judge J. Ryan in superior court. The plaintiff's former name of Anna Dunkleberg was restored. The case ended suddenly when Mr. Uhler rested his defense in the middle of the cross-examination of his wife. The defense introduced several letters in evidence which were said to have been writte by Mrs. Yhler to her husband before their marriage. The letters were declarations of her love for Mr. Uhler. The plaintiff testified that her husband did many annoying things purposely to provoke her.
  • 15 Feb 1923 Viola B. Yarian filed suit for a divorce from George A. Yarian late yesterday charging cruel and inhuman treatment. The couple was married 15 years ago. Mrs. Yarian alleged that her husband frequently came home intoxicated and struck and cursed her and called her indecent names. Mrs. Yarina asks the custody of her two children, Nolan, age 14 and Dorothy, age 12.
  • 15 Feb 1923 Mrs. Esther A. Savico was granted a divorce from Charles Savieo by Judge Wood in circuit court on the charge of failure to provide. The court gave her the custody of her child and ordered the defendant to pay $4.00 per week for its support.
  • 15 Feb 1923 Lillian Vendrely was divorced from John E. Vendrely by Judge Ryan, on a charge of cruel and inhuman treatment. The plaintiff's maiden name of Lillian Smith was restored.
  • 15 Feb 1923 The divorce suit of Amelia Snyder against William S. Snyder was dismissed.
  • 15 Feb 1923 The suit of Mary Ervin against John Ervin was dismissed.
  • 16 Feb 1923 Miss Alberta Kohne, 515 East Jefferson street, was named as co-respondent by Mrs. Louisa Ashton yesterday afternoon is superior court when the latter testified in her suit for a divorce from Ralph Ashton, former emplye of the Sinclair Refining company. Mrs. Ashton said that Miss Kohne had called at the Ashton home and asked numerous questions about Mr. Ashton, concerning his good and bad qualities. "Then she told me that she wanted to known because her friend, a Miss Anderson, had been going with Mr. Ashton." the wirmess said. "I saw Mr. Ashton and Miss Kohne together several times myself." Mrs. Ashton said that her husband had been arrested and charged with embezzlement when he was caught in the act of robbing the safe of the Sinclair Oil company on January 27. Ashton admitted taking the cash and borrowed money to pay it back, the witness said. She told the court that she believed her husband and Miss Kohne intended to be married soon. "Our last trouble arose when I refused to sell my property to get him out of trouble," the plaintiff said. The divorce was granted.
  • 16 Feb 1923 Fern Halbig testified that William Halbig has failed to support her for a period of five years. She said she married Halbig in 1918, and that they separated soon afterward and that he had not contributed to her support since that time.
  • 16 Feb 1923 Edward Vorhees was granted a divorce from Maud Vorhees. Quarrelling and general incompatiblity was charged.
  • 16 Feb 1923 Mary Ayres was granted a divorce from Thomas Paul Ayres, charging cruel and inhuman treatment. The plaintiff was given custody of the child and the defendant was charged with its support.
  • 17 Feb 1923 Mrs. Edna Ebner asked $4,000 alimony in a cross-complaint for divorce filed yesterday against Hans Ebner, railroader, in superior court. Mrs. Ebner charged her husband with cruel and inhuman treatment. She said he began to neglect her as soon as they were married and that she had been force to work amony strangers to provide herself with clothing. Mrs. Ebner alleged that her husband frequently told her that he did not care for her. She asks the restoration of her maiden name, Edna Hoepkemeyer.
  • 18 Feb 1923 Mrs. Ethel Litzenberger alleged that her husband, Solomon Litzenberger is a hibitual drunkard and that he has drank to such an extent that his health is impaired. Litzenberger refuses to work and spends most of his time gambling, remaining away from home all day and a greater part of the night, the complaint says. The plaintiff asks for her maiden name of Ethel Marquardt be restores.
  • 18 Feb 1923 Mrs. Gertie McClymonds alleges that her husband Frank McClymonds works only half of the time and spends the other half loafing, gambling and drinking. She asks the custody of her child, age 3.
  • 18 Feb 1923 Mrs. Nancy M. Brown asked a divorce from William Brown, charging that he had failed to support her for a period of more than two years. She also alleged that he had been guilty of going about with other women. She asks the custody of five children, the eldest of whom is 10 years.
  • 20 Feb 1923 Helen Weaver alleged that William Weaver violently assulted her and beat his two children and failed to properly clothe them. She asks the custody of the children, Helen Jane, age 4, and Roberta Alice, age 2, and $500 alimony.
  • 20 Feb 1923 Clarence C. Jackson filed suit for a divorce from Hazel B. Jackson, charging that his wife refused to work and that she called him vile and indecent names when angry.
  • 20 Feb 1923 Carl Kaufman asked a divorce from Grace Kaufman on the ground of cruel and inhuman treatment. The couple married in 1910 and separated in 1922.
  • 20 Feb 1923 Hampton Otis alleged that Ida Otis deserted him last September after three years of married life. He charged that she failed to care for his home.
  • 20 Feb 1923 William J. Stuck filed a cross-complaint for a divorce from Nancy B. Stuck. He asked that he be given a judgement for $10,000 against his wife, in compensation for the property which he claims she coerced and beguiled him into deeding to her. Stuck says he acquired the property in 1913 and his wife at once resorted to all sorts of strategy to get him to deed her the property, which he did. When he objected to the meals she served him, Mrs. Stuck replied that he ought to be "in the poorhouse or out with the Indians on a reservation." the cross-complaint says.
  • 20 Feb 1923 The divorce suit of Luolive Buckles against James Buckles was dismissed.
  • 21 Feb 1923 Mrs. Belle Eversole filed suit for a divorce against Arthur H. Eversole, alleging failure to provide although he is able to do so.
  • 22 Feb 1923 Peter Jes told Judge Ryan that he returned to his home in 1918 and found his wife Anna in the embrace of another man. Soon after Jes said the couple ran away from Fort Wayne and have been living together since that time in Bluffalo, New York. The court took the case under advisement until resident witness could be heard.
  • 22 Feb 1923 Sarah J. Perkins filed a complaint fo divorce against Alva E. Perkins, alleging that he called her vile names, failed to provide a home for her and made her work to support herself. The couple married March 9, 1921.
  • 22 Feb 1923 Everett Pence filed suit for a divorce from Anna Pence. The plaintiff alleged his wife deserted him on February 20, 1920, after a married life of two months. She went to Texas and has lived there since that time, the complaint says.
  • 22 Feb 1923 May Holley asked a divorce from Hansberry Holley, charging cruel and inhuman treatment.
  • 22 Feb 1923 Hazel R. Jackson filed a cross-compalint to the divorce action of Clarence Jackson. She lleged that he compelled her to work and support herself while he loafed about the streets. She asks a five-year limited separation.
  • 23 Feb 1923 Joy Darbon filed an amended complaint for divorce from Charles Darbon yesterday in which she asked $3,500. Darbon owns a shoe repair shop and a strind of shoe shine parlors in the city. His wife charges cruel and inhuman treatment.
  • 23 Feb 1923 Emma Waltz filed suit for divorce from Alonzo Waltz yesterday charging that he swore at her and struck and beat her. The couple separated 10 ro 15 times during their married life of less than two years, the complaint says.
  • 23 Feb 1923 Peter Jes was granted a divorce from Anna Jes by Judge Charles J. Ryan. The evidence in the case except resident witnesses was heard yesterday.
  • 23 Feb 1923 The divorce case of May Holly against Hansberry Holly was dismissed on a motion by the plaintiff.
  • 24 Feb 1923 Mrs. Julia Krix, a European war bride of 1917 yesterday filed suit in superior court for a divorce from Steffen Krix, whom she married in Katyner, Hungary in November, 1917. In her complaint Mrs. Krix related her experiences as a war-bride. She said she married one day and the next day her husband went away to war and did not return for 14 months. For three momths the couple lived together and was happy until Krix became infatuated with another woman named Julia Elmer, the wife alleges. He deserted his wife to live with the Elmer woman and is still living with her, the complaint says.
  • 24 Feb 1923 An application for a change of venue from the judge has been granted in the case of Verna Astfan against Emile Astfan to have their marriage annulled.
  • 25 Feb 1923 George V. Ritchey, former deputy state fire marshall, was granted a divorce yesterday from his wife, Georgia, who was recently sentenced to serve a term of 2 to 14 years in the Indiana Women's prison on a forgery charge. The fact that his wife is in prison for the commission of a crime was the only evidence introduced by Ritchey. Mrs. Ritchey had filed a cross-complaint, but did not contest the suit. The court entered an order that is a child should be born to her in prison, the father should be charged with its support. When Mrs. Ritchey was sentenced by Judge Wood on the charge of passing a bad check on the millinery department of a local store, she blamed her husband for her downfall, saying she drank whisky to please him and was under the influence of liquor when the bad check was given.
  • 25 Feb 1923 Mary Maack filed suit yesterday for a divorce from Milton Maack. She charged that he failed to support her properly, failed to provide a proper home, and asserted that he accused her of unchastity. The couple married in 1921 and separated a year later. Mrs. Maack asks the custody of her daughter, Mary Helen.
  • 25 Feb 1923 Charlotte Smuts asked a divorce from Homer Smuts, charging that he refused to support her or to hire a doctor when she need one. The couple has been married for 21 years.
  • 27 Feb 1923 Elizabeth Kever, 1836 West Main street, filed suit for a separation from John S. Kever, to whom she was married in 1914. She asks that custody of their three children and $60 a month for alimony. Mrs. Kever charges that her husband drank whisky to excess and was very cruel to her.
  • 27 Feb 1923 Elenor Rolles charged in a divorce complaint that William Rolles would leave her for weeks at a time without money. She charges her husband with cruelty and with falsely accusing her of unchastity..
  • 27 Feb 1923 Anson Warner alleged that Nellie Warner "walloped" him with a broom handle, threw stones at him and threatened to kill him while he was asleep; that she refused to allow him to buy feed for his livestock. The couple was married 20 years ago. Mrs. Warner asks the custody of their children.
  • 27 Feb 1923 Anna Pooley asked a divorce from Edward Pooley, charging that he has been drunk once each week for a year and one-half and that he has made several attempts to kill her. Mrs. Pooley says that during her 21 years of married life she has been compelled to work and help support the family.
  • 27 Feb 1923 Grant A. Rymsyre alleged that Irene Rymsyre has been enjoying automobile rides and theater parties with other men and merely laughed at him when re remonstrated about the matter. Rymsyre says that his wife frequently left home and went to other cities wityout notifying him of the fact.
  • 27 Feb 1923 Judge Ryan granted Anna Clough a divorce from George Clough when witnesses testified concerning the residence of Mrs. Clough. The other evidence had been heard several says ago. Mrs. Clough testified that her husband had misrepresented his age to her. He told her he was 46 years of age and after the marriage she found that he was 68 and unable to support her and care for her. The married life lasted only 15 days.
  • 27 Feb 1923 Helen Howe was divorced from Walter Howe on the ground of non-support. Mrs. Howe said her husband worked only one and one-half weeks during their married life and that he bought her only one dress, but bought it on credit and vener paid for it. She told the court that she had to support herself and her husband.
  • 28 Feb 1923 After 28 years of married life on the farm, Charles Halflich yesterday filed a suit for a divorce from his wife, Jane Helflich, mentioning as one of the chief causes of domestic trouble that his wife refused to cook his Sunday dinners. Halflich claimed that after he worked on the farm six days in the week, his wife would go to visit her relatives on Sunday and leave him without anything to eat. Halflich further alleges that he could not go to market at Bluffton without his wife sccusing him of unbecoming conduct with other women.
  • 28 Feb 1923 Robert Doenges objected to his wife, Dora, visiting her relatives, according to her complaint for divorce filed yesterday in superior court. Whenever Mrs. Doenges returned home from visiting relatives she would find that her husband had packed up her clothing and had set them on the bakc porch. Mrs. Doenges says she cannot enjure the treatment of her husband any longer. They were married in 1918.
  • 28 Feb 1923 Judge Ryan granted Harriet Barrick a divorce from Warden Barrick, former saloonkeeper yesterday afternoon, on a charge of habitual drunkenness. An alimony settlement was made out of court.
  • 28 Feb 1923 The divorce suit of Anson E. Warner against Mellie Warner was dismissed by the plaintiff.
  • 28 Feb 1923 The divorce suit of Edward M. Burg against Nannie J. Burg was dismissed by the plaintiff.
  • 28 Feb 1923 The divorce suit of Hazel Farra against Sylvester Farra was dismissed by the plaintiff.
  • 28 Feb 1923 Edward H. Smith, cabinet maker, yesterday filed suit for a divorce from Norma Smith, charging that she is intimate with another man. Mrs. Smith is also charged with creating an intolerable strife during their married life.

  • 01 Mar 1923 Nancy Stuck was granted a divorce from W. J. Stuck yesterday after she had agreed to deed him nine acres of land as alimony. The case was unusual in that it is generally the wife who receives alimony, but Stuck alleged that the property originally belonged to him. On two previous occasions, he said, his wife started a suit for divorce. The first time she dismissed the proceedings when he gave her a joint deed to 15 acres of land which he owned. The second time she would not dismiss the suit until he had given her a deed for the entire tract, according to his story. Several charges of crue. and inhuman treatment were made by the middle-aged couple, but the case did not last long after an agreement had been reached regarding property rights.
  • 01 Mar 1923 Mabel Kendall brought suit for a divorce from Carl A. Kendall yesterday charging cruel and inhuman treatment. Mrs. Kendall said her husband knocked her down and threatened to kill her.
  • 01 Mar 1923 Frank Van Gundy filed a cross-complaint for divorce from Virgil Van Gundy, his wife, charging that she paid attention to a boarder to the neglect of her husband. She refused to cook meals and wash his clothes, the cross-complaint says.
  • 01 Mar 1923 Suit for a divorce and $1,000 alimony was filed against Lloyd Fisher, conductor for the Pennsylvania railroad, yesterday afternoon by his wife, Ethel. Mrs. Fisher charges her husband with drunkenness and with cruel and inhuman treatment. She asks the custody of her son, Charles, age 10.
  • 01 Mar 1923 Cora This filed suit for a divorce from Louis This, charging that he threatened to kill her and commit suicide. She also charged that he was morose and gloomy and refused to talk to her for several days at a time. He has left her and is now in Detroit, Mich., the complaint says. The couple married in 1919.
  • 01 Mar 1923 Alta Dunlap filed suit for a divorce from Edward Dunlap, whom, she alleged, failed to support her and her seven children of whom she asks the custody. The couple married in 1903 and separated in 1922.
  • 02 Mar 1923 William J. Brown has filed a motion to have the divorce suit filed against him by Nancy Brown dismissed. Brown says his wife has lived in Allen county only since January 1, and that the local court would have no jurisdiction. Mrs. Brown and her husband formerly lived in Hartford City.
  • 02 Mar 1923 Anna E. Kear was divorced from Gaylord Kear, when she told the court that her husband had refused to support her for seven years. She said her husband drank heavily and spent most of his money on liquor. Her former name of Anna E. Webb was restored.
  • 02 Mar 1923 Albert Eckerle, chiropractor, was divorced from Gertrude Eckerle. The plaintiff accused his wife of going out nights with other men. He said, she had frequently told him that she did not love him any more and hoped that he would get a divorce.
  • 02 Mar 1923 Bessie Davenport was divorced from Jasper Davenport on testimony that her husband was a drunkard, that he was cruel and failed to provide for her. The plaintiff said she made her own living by keeping boarders. Her maiden name of Bessie Gobble was restored.
  • 02 Mar 1923 Roy Besancon filed suit for divorce against Blossom Besancon, charging that she cares more for other men than for him. The couple married in September, 1922, and separated last Wednesday.
  • 02 Mar 1923 Mabel Rhodes sued for a divorce from Guy Rhodes, charging cruel and inhuman treatment. The plaintiff asks that her maiden name of Mabel Nuttle be restored.
  • 02 Mar 1923 Mrs. Minnie Chapman filed a cross-complaint for a divorce from Edward A. Chapman, in which she asked the custody of her daughter, Anna, 11 months old. She alleged that her husband took the baby from her by force when it was two days old and carried it to the home of his mother, where it has been since that time. The complaint says the couple married December 24, 1921, and lived together until the following February. Mrs. Chapman accused her husband of cruel and inhuman treatment and of associating with other women.
  • 03 Mar 1923 Mrs. Augusta Mae Crowell demanded $10,000 alimony, in a cross-complaint for divorce filed yesterday against William H. Crowell in superior court. Mrs. Crowell alleges that she worked with her husband and helped him to acquire a farm in Whitley county, which was traded for a farm in Jefferson township and city property at 528 West Fourth street. Mrs. Crowell charges that her husband has treated her with cold indifference, has refused to take her any place and has mistreated her.
  • 04 Mar 1923 Charging that her husband, Herman Oestermeyer, a taxicab driver, has deserted her and her two children, Mrs. Evalyn Oestermeyer yesterday filed suit for support in superior court. The plaintiff says that she and the two children are living in one room at 434 Montgomery street and that they have nothing to live on and no means of support. She alleges that Oestermeyer earns $30 per week as a taxicab driver and she asks $15 per week for the support of herself and her children, Helen age 15, and Marie, age 12.
  • 04 Mar 1923 Mrs. Gail Foster was granted a divorce from Will Foster when the plaintiff told Judge Charles J. Rayn that her husband has been away from home four years of their eight years of married life. On the last occasion, she said, Foster deserted her and went to South America, where he now lives. The witness testified that her husband frequently told her he dod not love her and wanted her to get a divorce. The prosecuting attorney appeared for the state as the case was not contested.
  • 04 Mar 1923 William Rolles filed a cross-complaint for a divorce from Elenor Rolles, naming Edward Grafton as co-respondent. Rolles testified that while he was away from home his wife live with Grafton and introduced herself as Mrs. Grafton. Rolles, who is a traveling salesman, said he returned home unexpectedly from a trip and found Mrs. Rolles in a local hospital registered under the name of Mrs. Grafton.
  • 06 Mar 1923 A suit for divorce and $9,000 alimony was filed against Eugene H. White, 1613 Crescent avenue, yesterday by his wife, Bertha. The plaintiff charged cruel and inhuman treatment. She said that he struck her, beat her and choked her upon one occasion. The couple married in 1904 and separated in 1920.
  • 06 Mar 1923 Joseph Mills asked a divorce from Myrtle Mills, charging that she called him vile names and used obscene language in the present of his friends. He also alleged that she would sleep all day and that he was compelled to cook his own meals. Mrs. Mills asked her husband on various occasions to get a divorce so that she would be free to associated with other men, he says. The plaintiff asks the custody of his 2-year-old son, Joseph, Jr.
  • 06 Mar 1923 While Rose Koontz took in washings to pay the grocery bill her husband, William C. Koontz was spending all of his money on strong drink, according to the complaint for divorce filed in superior court yesterday by Mrs. Koontz. The couple married in 1920 and have been residing at 805 West Superior street. The plaintiff wants her maiden name of Rose N. Hilsmier restored.
  • 07 Mar 1923 Maggie Holden was granted a divorce from Edward Holden who, she said, was formerly an officer in the Good Samaritan army. The plaintiff testified that her husband had been arrested here on a charge of embezzling the funds of the army, and that he had been arrested for taking a stolen automobile out of the state. She said he was in jail in Marion, O., the last time she heard from him. Mrs. Holden charged nonsupport and neglect.
  • 07 Mar 1923 Rosella Behler was granted a divorce from Clark Behler and the plaintiff's maiden name of Royce was restroed. Mrs. Behler exhibited a scar on her arm which she said was caused by a blow struck by her husband. She also charged that Behler was a gambler and associated with other women.
  • 07 Mar 1923 Judge Wood granted Clemma Tannehill a divorce from Harley Tannehill in circuit court. The plaintiff said she caught her husband returning to his garage with two women in his automobile. Tannehill tried to make his wife believe that he had found the women in a stalled automobile and had allowed them to ride to the city. Then Mrs. Tannehill insisted on being taken to find the stalled automobile her husband refused to go, she said. The defendant was charged with having had numerous other affairs. Mrs. Tannehill was given the custody of her children and her husband was ordered to pay $18 per week for their support. The couple had been married for 16 years.
  • 07 Mar 1923 Chester Klingenberger was granted a divorce from Jeanette Klingenberger by Judge Ryan on a charge of cruel and inhuman treatment.
  • 07 Mar 1923 Thomas Miller asked a divorce from Rosey Biller to whom he was married February 7, and from whom he separated yesterday. Miller said in his complaint that the defendant had refused to do the housework and that she had an uncontrollable temper.
  • 07 Mar 1923 Raymond Butz asked a divorce from Carrie Butz. The couple married January 13 and separated January 27. The plaintiff charged that his wife had dates with other men and went automobile riding with them.
  • 07 Mar 1923 George R. Tilden filed suit for a divorce from Constance Tilden, charging cruel and inhuman treatment. The plaintiff asks the custody of his daughter, Dorothy Ann, 4. The marriage took place June 8, 196.
  • 07 Mar 1923 Ruth Rollins, 106 1/2 East Columbia street, filed suit for a divorce from John Rollins, charging cruel and inhuman treatment. She asks the custody of the following children: Ethel, 16; James, 13; William, 11, and Daisy, 8. She also asks $100 for attorney fees.
  • 07 Mar 1923 Etta Habecker filed a complaint for divorce from Frank Habecker, saying he drank to excess and falsely accused her of infidelity.
  • 07 Mar 1923 Anna Smith asked a divorce from Grant S. Smith, charging that he deserted her on January 1.
  • 07 Mar 1923 The divorce case of Josie Heath against Clarence E. Heath, which was heard by Special Judge David E. Smith in superior court, was continued until today in order to give the defendant time to bring in additional witnesses. The fight centers about the custody of Mark Samuel Heath, age 4. The mother wants the child and his paternal grandparents also want him. The case resolved itself into a character impeachment contest. Mrs. Heath was charged with setting fire to her house to collect insurance; with allowing drunken couples to hold spooning parties in her hom; with being drunk in her own hom , and with haveing epileptlc fits. All of these charges were denied by Mrs. Heath.
  • 08 Mar 1923 The suit of Luizia Coppolino against Carmelo Coppolino to annul a marriage was dismissed.
  • 08 Mar 1923 Emily Emrick was granted a divorce from Andrew Jackson Emrick, a coal hauler, yesterday when she testified that her husband had taken only one bath in eight months. Emrick denied the charge and said he was as clean as anybody. "Did you bathe in water?" asked Attorney Thomas G. Moorehead, on cross-examination. "Well, yes; did you think I bathed in whisky?" answered the indignant witness. Mrs. Emrick testified that her husband did not support her as well as he should. The court gave her possession of a Studebaker automobile which she claimed was bought with money which she received from her relatives.
  • 08 Mar 1923 Inez Klingenberger sued for divorce from Alfred Klingenberger, city policeman, alleging that he had failed to take her anywhere for several months and that he is corresponding with a women who lives in Elkhart, Ind. The couple has two children of which the plaintiff asks custody.
  • 08 Mar 1923 Lillian Omerod asked $1,000 alimony in a complaint for divorce filed against Leslie Omerod. Mrs. Omerod alleges that her husband has tried to get her to consent to him havind dates with other women. The Omerods were married November 29, 1922.
  • 08 Mar 1923 Mae Ella Peipenbrink filed a complaint against Clarence Pierpenbrink, charging cruel and inhuman treatment.
  • 08 Mar 1923 Sadie Patty asked a divorce from Harvey Patty, charging cruel and inhuman treatment and asking $500 damages.
  • 08 Mar 1923 Belle Grage filed suit for a divorce from William Grage, alleging non-support. She asked $500 alimony.
  • 08 Mar 1923 Special Judge David E. Smith yesterday took under advisement the divorce action of Josie Heath against Clarence Heath, which involves the custody of a child, Mark Samuel, age 4. The mother and the grand-parents on the father's side seek the custody. Each party to the suit attacked the character of the other in an effort to prove unfitness for custody. As Judge Smith took the testimony under advisement, he observed that it was a case which required the wisdom of King Solomon.
  • 09 Mar 1923 Judge Ryan in superior court yesterday took under advisement the suit of Verna Estfan against Emile Estfan, to annul their marriage. The plaintiff insisted that she was 17 yearls old, when she married Estfan, who represented to her that he was the owner of a large grocery business and that he would support her and her mother in grand style. After the marriage, she said, she found that Estfan has only a small salary as a grocery clerk and that he refused to provide a home for her but wanted her to live in the house with his parents. She asked that the marriage be dissolved on the ground that Estfan misrepresented himself to her.
  • 09 Mar 1923 Mrs. Josie M. Heath was granted a divorce from Clarence E. Heath and the mother was given the custody of the child, Mark Samuel, 4. Evidence in the case was heard Tuesday and Wednesday. The fight centered about the custody of the child. His grandparents, on his father's side, sought the custody. The father was ordered to pay $5 a week for the support of the child.
  • 09 Mar 1923 Mrs. Minnie Wyatt amended her complaint for a divorce from Marion L. Wyatt, saying that she had dicovered that her husband associated with negro women.
  • 09 Mar 1923 As the climax to a series of family disturbances which have occupied the attention of the police of Fort Wayne, Bluffton and Decatur during the past two weeks, Mrs. Bertha Schnepp late yesterday filed suit in the Allen superior court for a divorce from Cletus Schnepp, her husband. She charges that Schnepp is an habitual drunkard and that he has threatened to take her life because she has had him arrested recently for intoxication. She asks the custody of her children, Robert, 8 and LaVaughn, 2. Tuesday Mrs. Schnepp informed the Bluffton police that her husband had kidnaped her two children while they ere visiting at the home of his brother, Ley Schnepp, in Bluffton. The last that was seen of the children they were boarding a traction car for Fort Wayne with their father, Mrs. Schnepp told the officers. Mrs. Schnepp, who had been living at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Grezier, of Bluffton, for the past 10 days, hurried to Fort Wayne, but was informed by the police that they could not take the children away from their father without a writ of habeas corpus. Not finding the children here she telephone to the police of Decatur to seek them at the home of Mr. Schnepp's parents in that city. The Schnepps lived at 1930 Smith street, Fort Wayne, until 10 days ago when Mrs. Schnepp had her husband arrested for disorderly conduct. While he was in the city lockup she took the children and went to the home of her parents at Bluffton. The couple were married in 1914.
  • 09 Mar 1923 Cora B. Douglass, of Maumee township, charged that Levi Douglass beat her and choked her and made life miserable by his cruelty. The couple were married 25 years ago and have five children, of whom the plaintiff asks the custody.
  • 09 Mar 1923 Marcella Nash, 401 East Lewis street, asked a limited divorce from Joseph Thomas Nash on an allegation of failure to provide. Mrs. Nash asks the custody of her son, Joseph Thomas, Jr., 5 months old.
  • 09 Mar 1923 Mildred Roberson charged Alvin Roberson with flying into a rage and calling her vile names in the presence of her friends. She also charged that her husband was "extremely stingy" and refused to support her properly. She asks $1,000 alimony.
  • 09 Mar 1923 Nonsupport was the grounds upon which Alba Worman filed suit for a divorce from Wayne Worman, 2719 Winter street. The plaintiff asks that her maiden name of Alba Kestler be restored.
  • 09 Mar 1923 Margaret Taflinger brought an action for a divorce against George Taflinger, alleging that he was guilty of cruelty and that he falsely accused her of associating with other men.
  • 10 Mar 1923 Ethel O. Ginn, 417 West Butler street, has filed suit for a divorce from Hubert Ginn, alleging that the defendant has not lived with her as her husband for four years and that he removed all his clothing from her home a year ago. She asks the custody of her two children, Kathleen, age 13, and Edwin Hubert, 7. The couple were married in 1906. Ginn is president and manager of Ginnprint, Inc.
  • 10 Mar 1923 Dora Dixon filed suit for a limited separation from Raymond Dixon and asks $10 a week for support. Mrs. Dixon charges that she is no longer able to live with the defendant because of his quarrelsome and abusive nature.
  • 11 Mar 1923 "If you start an action for divorce, you had better take out life insurance," was the threat that Joseph W. Bash made to his wife, Luella, according to a complaint for divorce filed by Mrs. Bash yesterday in superior court. Mr. Bash is one of the owners of the Wayne Feed company. Mrs. Bash said she understood the threat to mean that her husband intended to do her bodily harm. She was granted a restraining order by the court to prevent Bash from visiting her at her home, 1020 Rockhill street. Mrs. Bash alleges that her husband refused to accompany her to and social affairs and that he had a violent temper and cursed and beat her.
  • 11 Mar 1923 Expressing the fear that her husband, William Rolles, intended to do her bodily harm, Mrs. Eleanor Rolles yesterday applied for a restraining order to prevent Mr. Rolles from visiting her at her home, 1326 Cass street. The restraining order was granted by Judge Charles J. Ryan. Mrs. Rolles is suing for divorce.
  • 13 Mar 1923 Homer Lammons, cook at the East Main Street restaurant, was in a quandary yesterday. Lammons told Sheriff L. C. Bobily that his father-in-law, Andrew Duncan, of Ashley, Ind., had kidnaped his bride of three hours and refused to return her. Lammons said he would consult lawyers and see what resourse he could find in the law. If there was no other alternative he said he supposed that he would have to have the marriage annuled, although he did not desire that. According to his story, Lammons and Miss Dundan were married last Thursday morning. Lammons returned to the restaurant where he worked, and while he was busy in the kitchen during the noon rush his wife disappeared. The groom found upon investigation, that the girl's father had driven his automobile to the restaurant, summoned his daughter ourside, put her in the automobile and had taken her back to Ashley. Lammons said his father-in-law had refused to tale to him over the telephone. He believes that the girl is being held by force and that she would return to him if it were possible for her to escape. The impatient groom waited on his lawyer to find a way of regaining his legally wedded wife.
  • 13 Mar 1923 The divorce case brought by Charlotte Smutz against Homer Smutz was venued to Huntington county.
  • 13 Mar 1923 Mrs. Charlotte Beail filed suit for a divorce from Clifford M. Beail, yesterday and asked $10,000 alimony. The plaintiff alleged that her husband had not lived with her for a period of more than two years and asked a decree on the gound of desertion. She asked the custody of her daughter, Alice.
  • 13 Mar 1923 Augusta Fuller filed suit for divorce from Henry C. Fuller asking $1,000 alimony. She said her husband had conducted himself in a cold and distant manner practically ever since their marriage in 1917. She also alleged that he used profane language in addressing her and the he struck and beat her.
  • 13 Mar 1923 Hazel Miller asked $5,000 alimony in a complaint for divorce filed yesterday against Melvin Miller. The plaintiff alleged that her husband failed to provide for her and that he boasted to her of his relations with other women.
  • 13 Mar 1923 Gordon Laub asked a divorce from Harriett Laub on the ground of desertion. Laub alleged that his wife left him more than two years ago and has not lived with him since.
  • 13 Mar 1923 Joseph Kearney filed suit for a divorce from Alice Kearney charging curel and inhuman treatment. The couple married in 1921.
  • 15 Mar 1923 Mrs. Colette Jornod testified in superior court yesterday afternoon that her husband, Roy Jornod had held 35 divverent jobs within two years. Mrs. Jornod told the story on the wirness stand in her suit for a divorce from Jornod. The divorce was granted. "He held 34 jobs while I lived with him and I know he has changed employment twice since I left him," Mrs. Jornod said. She also told the court that her husband was intimate with several other women and that he neglected her and his children. Mrs. Jornod was given the custody of the children.
  • 15 Mar 1923 Judge Ryan granted Frank Van Gundy a divorce from Virgil Van Gundy on his cross-complaint. The evidence in the case was heard yesterday.
  • 15 Mar 1923 Mrs. May Spaulding filed suit for a divorce from Burton Spaulding, charging cruel and inhuman treatment. The couple were married last November. Spaulding is now living in the National Military home at Marion.
  • 15 Mar 1923 George W. Tefinger was granted a divorce from Margaret Teflinger on charge of cruel and inhuman treatment.
  • 16 Mar 1923 Evidence in the case of Dominick La Rosa, who is seeking a divorce from his wife, Teresa La Rosa, who is in Italy, was heard yesterday afternoon by Judge Wood in the circuit court. The case was continued for further testimony. La Rosa told the court that his wife had deserted him many years ago in Italy and that she has been living with a man to whom she is not married. The couple have several children, the witness said. A daughter of La Rosa who accompanied him to the United States about 12 years ago, corroborated the story of the plaintiff.
  • 16 Mar 1923 Olive Leslie was granted a divorce from Dallas Leslie by Judge Ryan yesterday afternoon in superior court, on a charge of cruel treatment. The plaintiff had her maiden name of Olive Vogel restored.
  • 16 Mar 1923 The divorce suit of Jessie Bensman against William Bensman was dismissed by the plaintiff.
  • 17 Mar 1923 Myrtle Rice, 1223 Burgess street, alleged that her husband, Jess Rice, allowed her and her two children to lie in their home sick and refused to provide them with food and medical care. She said she had to depend on charity for her maintneance. The couple married in 1915. Mrs. Rice asks the custody of the children.
  • 17 Mar 1923 Mamie Gallmeyer, 1208 State street, filed suit for a divorce from William Gallmeyer charging that he is a habitual drunkard and that he had failed to provide for her and her child, 15.
  • 17 Mar 1923 Judge Ryan granted Geneveive Carney a divorce from Glenn Carney. Mrs. Carney said that her husband was jealous of her and had once threatened to stab her with a knife, as she was walking alone Berry street near the Majestic theater on her way home from work. She was granted the custody of her children.
  • 17 Mar 1923 The court took under advisement the divorce suit of Edith Current against Harry Current, when the defendant declared upon the stand that he loved his wife better than he ever had before. He admitted that he has a bad temper and that his wife was in ill health, but said he did not want her to get a divorce. Mrs. Current said she and her husband had quarreled almost continually for 10 years.
  • 17 Mar 1923 The divorce case of Grant A. Rumsyre against Irene Rumsyre was continued for further evidence. Rumsyre claimed that his wife had admitted her love for another man, named Rich.
  • 18 Mar 1923 Sylvia E. Ranes, 924 Pape avenue, filed suit for a divorce from Jess E. Ranes, in which she asked the custody of her three children and $100 per month, with which to support them in the custon to which they have been entitled. The plaintiff avers that her husband quarreled continually and neglected her and the children.
  • 18 Mar 1923 Judge Rran granted Hobart Stevenson, 1152 Wabash avenue, a divorce from Deila Stevenson. The father was granted the custody of his son, 2. Mr. Stevenson said his wife went to dances with other men and refused to take care of the boy. Last fall Mrs. Stevenson went to the Bluffton fair on Saturday afternoon and did not return until the following day, her husband testified.
  • 18 Mar 1923 Charlotte DeWitt was granted a divorce from David DeWitt. The veidence was heard February 20.
  • 20 Mar 1923 Jay P. Strock became so bold in his relations with other women that a committee from his lodge called upon him and gave him a severe lecture, according to testimony given by Mrs. Vera Strock yesterday afternoon in superior court. Mrs. Strock was granted a divorce on her cross-complaint. The Strock family formerly lived at Wolcottville, but after they moved to Fort Wayne a woman from Wolcottville often came to Fort Wayne to see Mr. Strock, his wife testified. Mrs. Strock was granted the custody of her children and a property settlement was made out of court.
  • 20 Mar 1923 Judge Ryan granted Thomas Russell a divorce from Agnes Russell. Russell testified that he was a traveling man and his wife entertained a gentleman friend on their front porch, in his absence, until it became a neighborhood scandal. "I told her that the man must go or I would and she told me I was excused." Russell testified. After Russell separated from his wife the other man was taken in as a roomer, the witness said.
  • 20 Mar 1923 Gladys Schwartz was granted a divorce from Emmett Schwartz, on a charge of infidelity. The plaintiff was given the custody of her son, Jack, and the defendant was ordered to pay $7 per week to the support of the child.
  • 20 Mar 1923 Beatrice Klentz, 16, filed a cross-complaint for divorce from John Klentz, age 25, to whom she was married a year ago. She said Klentz got her to marry him throught false inducements. He filed to give her a good home as he promised, she said.
  • 20 Mar 1923 John Clark asked a decree of separation from Jane Clark, who deserted him in 1913, according to his complaint.
  • 20 Mar 1923 Fred D. Williams filed suit for a divorce from Elizabeth Williams, charging that she deserted him when he was sick in bed.
  • 20 Mar 1923 The divorce suit of Ruth Rollens against John Rollens was dismissed on a motion by the plaintiff.
  • 20 Mar 1923 "The Marital Adventures of Marcella and Me," might be used as the title of the story told by Joseph Nash in a cross-complaint for divorce filed yesterday in superior court against his wife, Marcella Nash. Nash set forth his troubles at length, departing from the usual routine language of the law to indulge in sarcastic humor and record some genealizations about life. Happiness in the Nash home ended forever on the fourth day, going out the back door as his mother-in-law came in the front door, the cross-complaint alleges. He goes on to say that the place where he and his life lived was not much like home as Mrs. Nash refused to keep house. After a while, a $25 per week salary redused to cover the expenses of eating downtown and the couple rented rooms where the drefendant says he became intimate with all the details of the work of a housewife. He flatters himself that he "became proficient in cooking and becamce a moderately good scrubwoman." On occasions, he says, his wife would help in preparing the family table. "She quite often went to the delicatessen stores and brought home hand-me-down meals, as to lend variety to the canned goods she would attempt to fry potatoes." Mrs. Nash was fond of other men, her husband alleged. She furnished Mr. Nach with a list of her former lovers and he interviewed one of them, whom he discribed as a "little fellow called Curley," attractive largely because of the peculiar red hair worn by him." "Curley" admitted to Mr. Nash that he knew Mrs. Nach and from his wife Nash learned that "Curley" would buy her nice clothes if she would love him, the cross-complaint said. Regardless of Mrs. Nash's fastidious taste for clothes, she religiously refused to take a bath, saying that water made her short-winded, the cross-complaint added. "She loved cigarets and she has expressed alonging for the old care-free crown, which lives by night, recognizes no ties or obligations, but is always willing to be entertained," The cross-complaint asks an absolute divorce.
  • 21 Mar 1923 Louisa Dawoachur who wants her marriage to Ross Dawoachur set aside alleged that her husband was sentenced to the state prison for a term of two to five years on March 1, 1915 on a bigamy charge. Dawoachur had an undivorced wife living in Terre Haute at the time he married her, Mrs. Dawoachur said. The couple married in 1913 and separated in 1914.
  • 21 Mar 1923 Vera Corbin, in a suit to have her marriage to Charles Corbin annulled, alleges that her husband has another wife from whom he was never divorce, and a child living in Lake county. The marriage which Mrs. Corbin seeks to have set aside took place last July at Hillsdale, Mich. Corbin represented himself as a single man and the plaintiff says she did not know the difference, until a month after the marriage, when he was arrested on a charge of deserting his first wife. He was sent to the penal farm for the offense and after his release was again arrested on a charge of wife and child neglect. The first Mr. Corbin and her children live at Crown Point, Ind.
  • 21 Mar 1923 William Garihan, head watchman at the General Electric company, was granted a divorce from his wife, Marie Garihan, yesterday. Garihan told Judge Ryan that his wife had continually urged him to give up his job here and move to Chicago, and when he refused she took her son, Ellis, 12 years old, and went to Chicago and had refused to return to Fort Wayne. Mrs. Garihan was awarded the custody of the child.
  • 21 Mar 1923 Howard White filed suit for a divorce from Mary White. He alleged in his complaint that he was married in July, 1920, and that his wife deserted him in November of the same year. Since that time a child has been born, but the father says he does not know the date of its birth, nor its name.
  • 22 Mar 1923 The divorce suit of Ora Gunther against Charles Gunther was remanded to the superior court from the Huntington county circuit court. Mrs. Gunther asks $10,000 alimony.
  • 22 Mar 1923 Rosella Klinger Richter filed suit for a limited separation from William J. Richter yesterday in superior court and asked $15 per week for the support of herself and her son, William Jr. Richter was released from the county jail about two months ago after servind a year for contempt of court because he refused to pay his girl-wife $600 for support when ordered to do so by Judge Wood. Richter was made a trusty by Sheriff Al Abbott and was allowed to act as turnkey, having charge of the safe-keeping of all the prisoners. Because of the freedom which Richter enjoyed while serving his time, Mrs. Richter has Sheriff Abbott cited for contempt of court, but the official was acquitted. Mrs. Richter says that she and her husband were married February 5, 1921, and separated Jun 21, 1921, and that their child was born the same year on May 24. She alleges cruel and inhuman treatment and nonsupport. She alleges that her husband is working at the garage of Edmond Richter as an expert mechanic and earns $5 a day. She asks a restraining order to tie up his wages.
  • 23 Mar 1923 Charging that her husband, Harold Thompson, carried a concealed weapon with which he threatened to kill her, Charien Thompson filed suit for a divorce yesterday in superior court. Mrs. Thompson also alleged that her husband associated with other women. The couple were married on April 1, 1922, and separated on May 10 of the same year.
  • 23 Mar 1923 Declaring that his wife, Caroline Brink came into his drug store and made false charges against him from the purpose of ruining his business, Clem J. Brink, pharmacist, 618 Second street, applied for a divorce in superior court. The couple were married 19 years ago and have two boys whose ages are 16 and 17.
  • 23 Mar 1923 Maggie Holden was granted a divorce from Edward Holden, former officer of the Good Samaritan army, who, she said, is now serving a term in the Ohio state prison. Mrs. Holden said her husband has been arrested on charges of bigamy, and for the theft of an automobile. Holden was discharged from the Samaritan army for misconduct.
  • 24 Mar 1923 Floyd Peigh yesterday filed a cross-complaint for a divorce from Irene Peigh, alleging that he had to do most of the housework as his wife never stayed at home, spending most of her time at the home of her mother.
  • 24 Mar 1923 Judge Ryan yesterday granted Edith Current a divorce from Harry Current. The evidence was hear several days ago and the court took the case under advisement in the belief that the couple might decide to live together again. It was impossible for attorneys to effect a reconciliation, it was said.
  • 25 Mar 1923 The divorce case of Ethel Litzenberger against Solomon Litzenberger was dismissed in superior court.
  • 27 Mar 1923 Paul Ecenbarger was granted a divorce from Dorothy Ecenbarger on the ground that his wife ran around with other men and told him that she preferred their company to his own.
  • 27 Mar 1923 The case of Louis E. Sites against Nellie Sites was taken under advisement until resident witnesses could be heard. Sites testified that his wife lived with him for 15 days and then ran away with another man. The plaintiff testified that he had not seen her for three years.
  • 27 Mar 1923 Persis Richards filed suit for a limited divorce from Alfred Richards. She said her husband is worth about $60,000 and asked the court to fix a reasonable allowance for her during the separation. Richards owns a house and lot in Harlan and a 100 acre farm, it is said. The couple married in 1907. The plaintiff charged cruel and inhuman treatment.
  • 27 Mar 1923 Edward R. Uhrick sued for a divorce from Margaret Uhrick, saying that she had told his she no longer cared for him and that she no longer wanted to be burdened with him and the care of the children.
  • 27 Mar 1923 Mrs. Norah Kendall Frech filed a complaint for divorce from Charles Frech, alleging that her husband had refused to speak to her for the past two years, althought they ate at the same table.
  • 27 Mar 1923 Mrs. Mildred Heckber, 640 East Wayne street, filed suit for a divorce from George Heckber, charging cruel and inhuman treatment. Mrs. Heckber also alleged that her husband had taught their daughter not to mind her.
  • 28 Mar 1923 Mrs. Flora Cavalier was granted a divorce from John J. Cavalier, treasurer of the Wayne Knitting mills, on her cross-complinat yesterday afternoon in superior court. Mrs. Cavalier charged her husband with cruel and inhuman treatment. A property settlement was made outside the court.
  • 28 Mar 1923 Lloyd Wise was granted a divorce from Mae Wise, with whom he testified he had not lived with for 16 years. Wise said he and his wife were married in 1907 and lived together for only five days when she ran away and went to Chicago. Wise said he conducted an investigation in Chicago a little later and found that his wife was living in Chicago with another man who had assumed his name of "Lloyd Wise."
  • 28 Mar 1923 Margaret Yager was granted a divorce from George Yager on charges of curelty and non-support. The plaintiff had her maiden name of Margaret Myers restored.
  • 28 Mar 1923 Irene Peigh was granted a decree from Floyd Peigh. She alleged her husbannd struck her and failed to support her. Her maiden name of Irene Cass was restored.
  • 28 Mar 1923 Florence Jenness was granted a divorce from Dayton Jenness on a cross-complaint in which she charged cruelty.
  • 28 Mar 1923 Marie LaVoide, colored, was granted a divorce from James LaVoide, colored. The evidence was heard several days ago.
  • 28 Mar 1923 Pearl Ferrell dismissed her action for divorce against Melvin Ferrell.
  • 29 Mar 1923 Edith Avy asked a divorce from Joseph Avy, charging that he attempted to strike and annoy her while she was ill in the hospital. She also alleged that he dragged her across a room by her arms while she was visiting in Huntington. Avy was charged with being a heavy drinker.
  • 29 Mar 1923 Fay Carpenter asked a divorce from Floyd Carpenter in a complaint alleging that her husband drank moonshine whicky and that he quarreled so much at night that she had to leave her bedroom and sleep in the kitchen.
  • 29 Mar 1923 Daisy Harris charged that Howard Harris, from whom she asked a divorce, has been guilty of curel and inhuman treatment toward her.
  • 29 Mar 1923 Charging cruelity and failure to provide, Juanita Miller, 721 Columbia avenue, brought suit for a divorce from Charles H. Miller.
  • 29 Mar 1923 Nelson Strawser filed a cross-complaint for a divorce from Pearl Strawser, charging that she has tried to poison him and to have him committed to an insane asylum so she would be free to marry a man named John Smith.
  • 29 Mar 1923 The divorce suit of Fannie Williams against John Williams was dismissed.
  • 29 Mar 1923 The divorce case of Sarah Simmers against Charles Simmers was granted a change of venue to Huntington county.
  • 30 Mar 1923 David Connolly was granted a divorce from Nettie Connolly by Judge Ryan yesterday afternoon in superior court. The plaintiff testified that his wife left him and went to clear Lake to live, refusing to return home at his request. Both parties agreed that it would be impossible for them to live together again.
  • 30 Mar 1923 Charles Lyons, 1730 West Main street, filed suit for a divorce from Emma Lyons. He alleges that his wife was quarrelsome and told him that she did not care for him. The couple married in 1911 and separated in 1923.
  • 30 Mar 1923 The divorce case of Mildred Heckler against George Heckler was dismissed.

  • 01 Apr 1923 Joseph Swallow, age 21, forced his wife, Delores, age 18, to live in a garret which was so ramshackle that she could see the stars through the roof at night, according to the testimony given by Mrs. Swallow yesterday in superior court. She was granted a decree of divorce by Judge Ryan and was awarded the custofy of her daughter, age 18 months. Mrs. Swallow tesstified that her husband is serving time on the penal farm for violating the state liquor law. Swallow took the witness stand in circuit court a few weeks ago, during the trial of his brother-in-law, Joe Vining, for unlawful possession, and told the court that he, and not Vining, was the owner of the liquor found in the house in which both men lived. Swallow was sentenced and the charge against Vining was dismissed.
  • 01 Apr 1923 Mrs. Maude Pepper filed suit for a five-year-separation from James Pepper, 1151 Monroe street, charging thaat her husband and been quilty of improper relations with other women. She also alleged cruelty.
  • 01 Apr 1923 The divorce case of Lillian Omerod against Leslie Omerod was dismissed on a motion of the plaintiff.
  • 03 Apr 1923 Mrs. Florence Hofheinz, 2533 Lafayette street, was granted a divorce from Henry C. Hofheinz, Pennsylvania railroad conductor, and was given alimony in the amount of $1,000 by Judge Pro Tem William C. Ryan, of the superior court. Mrs. Hofheinz was also awarded the custody of her adopted son. Both Mr. and Mrs. Hofheinz were refused a divorce last August after a sensational hearing in which each accused the other of indifelity to their marriage vows. Mrs. Hofheinz testified yesterday that since last August her husband has threatened her and had chased her from one part of the house to another and had bumped her against the walls. She said he also taunted her about the evidence introduced against her in the first trial until life became unbearable, and until she imagined that everyone who saw her on the street was talking about her.
  • 03 Apr 1923 Judge Ryan heard the testimony in the divorce action of Lula Stuber against Ralph Stuber. Mrs. Stuber charged that her husband slapped her face and otherwise mistreated her. The decree of the court was held up until resident witnesses could be secured.
  • 03 Apr 1923 The suit of Elizabeth Kever against John Kever, for a limited separation, was dismissed on a motion by the plaintiff.
  • 03 Apr 1923 Charging that she has been forced to work as a telephone operator for the past four years in order to support herself and her little daughter, Jean Ellen, Eunice M. Bolt, 2628 Fox avenue, late yesterday filed suit for a divorce from James Bolt, foreman, and asked $1,000 alimony. Mrs. Bolt charged non-support. The couple married in 1916 and separated last year.
  • 03 Apr 1923 Cyril Ort filed suit for a divorce from Elmins Ort in a complaint, alleging that his wife made dates with and accepted the attentions of other men and told him that she did not want to live with him.
  • 03 Apr 1923 Charles W. Hughes, 1207 West Fourth street, sued for a divorce from Hazel Hughes, alleging that she packed up her clothing and returned to the home of her father with the declaration that she was tired of the plaintiff.
  • 03 Apr 1923 Donie Berry filed suit for a divorce from Charles Berry, charging cruel and inhuman treatment.
  • 03 Apr 1923 The charge that her husband, Frank Frederick, 1825 Winter street, had been convicted in juvenile court of contributing to the delinquency of a minor girl was made by Florence Frederick, 1825 Winter street, who asked a divorce. Mrs. Frederick, alleges that her husband frequently had improper relations with the girl.
  • 03 Apr 1923 Marthaa Birnell, 908 Cass street, filed a complaint for divorce from Clarence Birnell, who lives in the country near Logansport. Mrs. Birnell alleged that while she lived at Logansport and was visiting in Fort Wayne, her husband sold all of the family furniture and spent the money for his own comfort. The plaintiff charged non-support for a period of two years.
  • 04 Apr 1923 Mrs. Caroline Brink, 618 Second street, filed a sensational cross-complaint for divorce against her husband, Clem J. Brink, druggist at 1130 Wells street, late yesterday in which she asked $10,000 alimony. Mrs. Brink charged her husband with cruelty toward herself and her son, Eugene, 15, and said he had made threats to kill both of them. After a recent quarrel with his son, Mrs. Brink alleged that the druggist hit the boy with his fist knocking him against the door facing and severely cutting his head. The complaint also alleged that after a death in the community Mr. Brink would say to neighbors he did not see why it could not have been his wife who died as he wanted to get rid of her. These remarks, the cross-complaint said, were carried back to her by the neighbors. Mrs. Brink says her husband owns considerable property, a sedan automobile and has money in three banks. She secured a restraining order to prevent him from disposing of his property or harming her. She asks the custofy of her children Edwin 17, and Eugene. Brink recently began action for divorce charging that his wife had publicly attacked his reputation in his store with the purpose of injuring his business.
  • 04 Apr 1923 Mary Coy asked a divorce from Kennet Coy on the ground of desertion. The couple was married in 1912 and separated the same year.
  • 04 Apr 1923 Mollie Brown asked a divorce from George Brown charging cruel and inhuman treatment. The couple married in 1908.
  • 04 Apr 1923 Hazel Southern alleged that Walter Southern forced her to work and support herself and said that he stayed out late at night. She seeks a divorce.
  • 04 Apr 1923 Mrs. Ethel Schrock, 822 Wilt street, asked a decree on the ground that her husband, William Schrock, possesses an ungovernable temper and nags at her continually.
  • 04 Apr 1923 John C. Wilt was given a divorce from Fern Walt. The latter was awarded the custody of their children and was given $8 a week for their support. Wilt charged that his wife neglected her home and remained away from it much of the time.
  • 04 Apr 1923 Lulu C. Stuber was divorced from Ralph V. Stuber, on a charge of cruelty. The evidence was heard Monday. Mrs. Stuber was given $10 a week for the support of her children.
  • 05 Apr 1923 Charging that her husband, Melvin Parrell, drew a pocket knife and threatened to take her life, Mrs. Pearl B. Farrell, late yesterday filed suit for a divorce. The plaintiff also alleged non-support and said her husband had not bought her any clothing during the two years which they lived together as husband and wife.
  • 05 Apr 1923 Mrs. Effie Croft charged Josiah Croft with drunkenness and abusiveness in her divorce suit. The couple was married in 1889 and separated in 1920.
  • 05 Apr 1923 Mrs. Lana Knodle alleged that Christian Knodle, 2602 Weisser Park avenue has been guilty of associating with other women in her complaint for divorce. The couple was married once before and was divorced.
  • 05 Apr 1923 Mrs. Maud Huber, 1309 High street, asked a divorce from Tony Huber, charging cruel treatment and failure to provide. They have on child which is in the orphans' home.
  • 05 Apr 1923 William C. Ryan, duge pro tem, took under advisement the divorce case of Fred Shoner against Marie Shoner. Shoner testified that his wife had her leg broken while mototcycle riding with a man names McKinley.
  • 06 Apr 1923 William F. Murphy, 1122 Jackson street, aged 64, filed suit for a divorce yesterday from his wife, Lydia. Murphy says he is destitute because he has been compelled all his married life to turn over his pay envelope to his wife who bought property with the money and put it in her name. Murphy says his wife refused to let him have any "pocket money." He deires the court to grant his a decree of divorce and to divide the property.
  • 06 Apr 1923 Mrs. Iva Widner, 1129 South Clinton street, filed suit for a divorce from Oscar Widner, charging non-support and cruelty.
  • 06 Apr 1923 Sylvia Ross has filed suit for divorce against Charles Ross, charging cruel and inhuman treatment.
  • 06 Apr 1923 George Brown, 2015 Brookside avenue, filed a cross-complaint for a divorce from his wife, Mollie. Brown avers that his wife refused to attend to her household duties and broke up the dishes when she became angry.
  • 07 Apr 1923 Charging that her husband, Frank Seibert, never spoke to her except to curse her, Elizabeth Seibert yesterday filed suit for a divorce. The couple was married in 1921.
  • 07 Apr 1923 Joyce Johnson, 1815 Monroe street, filed suit for a divorce from John Johnson and asked $1,000 alimony. The plaintiff charged that her husband used vile and profane language in addressing her and that he quarreled all the time.
  • 07 Apr 1923 W. H. Bostic sued for a divorce from Louise Bostic, alleging that his wife deserted him in 1920. The plaintiff asks the custody of his child, Virginia, 12.
  • 07 Apr 1923 Myrtle Davis was granted a divorce from John B. David and was given the custody of her daughter, Marie, 18. Mrs. David charged non-support.
  • 07 Apr 1923 Kathryn Osborn, 415 West Berry street, was granted a divorce from Harry Osborn. She testified that Osborn has falsely accused her of associating with other men and had struck her.
  • 07 Apr 1923 Hilda Nelson filed an amended complaint against Norman Nelson, asking $500 alimony.
  • 07 Apr 1923 Elise Oswald filed a cross-complaint against her husband, Joseph Oswald, in which she charges her husband with drunkenness and with refusal to appear in public with her.
  • 08 Apr 1923 Mrs. Clara Bauer filed a supplemental complaint for divorce from her husband, Raymond. Mrs. Bauer alleged that her husband persuaded her to live with him against after she filed suit for divorce and that he sept her only two days. During the two days Bauer ragged and quarreled at her continually, the complaint says.
  • 10 Apr 1923 Charging that her husband spent three-fourths of his earnings for pleasure and had only a small amount left to keep up the family home, Mrs. Emma Fritzinger yesterday filed suir for a divorce from Robert Fritzinger, charging failure to provide. The couple were married in 1909 and separated in 1923.
  • 10 Apr 1923 Luoline Buckles, Perry township, filed suit for a divorce from James Buckles, alleging that he left her without a nurse or medical attention for a period of several days when she was ill. She aksed $1,600 alimony.
  • 10 Apr 1923 Elizabeth Putt, 820 Lewis street, filed suit for a divorce from Benjamin Putt, charging failure to provide. The couple married April 18, 1922 and separated April 7, 1923.
  • 10 Apr 1923 Charging cruelty Henrietta Pyle, filed suit for a divorce from Donald Pyle. Mrs. Pyle alleged that her husband beat her with his fists. The couple married in 1921 and separated in 1923.
  • 10 Apr 1923 The divorce case of Edward Ramsey against Emily Ramsey was dismissed on a motion by the plaintiff.
  • 10 Apr 1923 Mrs. Anita Deitchel was granted a divorce from Frank Deitchel, Bloomingdale grocery by Judge Charles J. Ryan yesterday afternoon in superior court. The plaintiff's maiden name of Anita Cahill was restored. Mrs. Deitchel testified that her husband stayed out late at nights, gambled and brought home drunken friend for her to cook for. It is understood that a property settlement was made out of court.
  • 10 Apr 1923 Nora Wiedfeldt was granted a llimited separation for one year from Fred Wiedfeldt. She testified that her husband had deserted her and her two children and that she did not know here he was. The real estate, which was owned by the couple, has been sold by court order to support Mrs. Wiedfeldt and the children, Edmund, 6, and Ellen, 4.
  • 10 Apr 1923 Paul Leipold dismissed his cross complaint for a divorce from Rose Leipold, which ended the proceedings. Mrs. Leipold dismissed her complaint on March 12.
  • 10 Apr 1923 The divorce case of Lillian Sipies against Clyde B. Sipies was granted a change of venue to Adams county.
  • 10 Apr 1923 The divorce case of Emerson J. Webb against Lolo Webb was set for trial May 4.
  • 10 Apr 1923 The divorce action of Maude Fullerton against Edwin Fullerton was set for trial April 14.
  • 10 Apr 1923 The trail of the divorce case of Naomi Conner against Marlin Conner was set for April 14.
  • 11 Apr 1923 Charging that her husband, Albert Meyers, took $100 away from her and wasted it gambling, Mrs. Sarah E. Meyers, 1016 West Third street, yesterday filed suit for a divorce. Mrs. Meyers also alleged that her husband was too lazy to hold a steady position and that he associated with immoral women.
  • 11 Apr 1923 Fred Shoner was granted a divorce from Marie Shoner by Judge Charles J. Ryan. The case had been under advisement for several day. Shoner testified that his wife went motocycle riding with other men.
  • 11 Apr 1923 Judge Ryan continued the divorce case of Ethel Monroe, colored, against James Monroe, colored, until resident witnesses could be brought into court. Mrs. Monroe alleged that her husband hit her over the head with a chair and tried to his her on the head with a mallet.
  • 11 Apr 1923 Mrs. Lillian N. Dooley filed an answer to the complaint for divorce brought by her husband, Peter Dooley. She says that her husband deserted her and her two children. She asks $500 for support and to aid her in getting ready for trial.
  • 12 Apr 1923 Charging that her husband made fun of her cooking in the presence of her friends, was one of the resons Esther Peters gave for asking a divorce from her husband, James Peters, in a complaint filed yesterday in superior court. The couple lived together about a year and during that time the plaintiff said her husband bought her only $15 worth of clothes. She said he spent most of his money gambling. She asked $300 alimony.
  • 12 Apr 1923 A suit to dissolve a marriage entered into 20 years ago was filed yesterday by Ella Lemay against James H. Lemay. The plaintiff said her husband nagged her continually and alled her vile names.
  • 12 Apr 1923 Judge Ryan granted Anna Doyle a divorce from Michael Doyle. Mrs. Doyle said her husband refused to support her and she was forced to work as a fanitress in an apartment house, after which he falsely accused her of associating with other men. The couple married 16 years ago.
  • 12 Apr 1923 Ethel Bartoway, 21, who was married to Gilbert Bartoway at Hillsdale, Mich., in 1920, was granted a divorce yesterday by Judge Charles J. Ryan. Mrs. Bartoway charged her husband with failure to provide and cruelty.
  • 12 Apr 1923 The divorce case of Mable Dittoe against Peter Dittoe was heard yesterday afternoon, but the decree was deferred until residence witnesses could be heard. Mrs. Dittoe testified that her husband stayed out late of nights and that he gambled.
  • 13 Apr 1923 Charging non-support, Ruth Ternet filed suit for a limited separation of five years from William Ternet. The plaintiff asks $20 per week for support. The couple married in 1919 and separated in 1922.
  • 13 Apr 1923 Ethel Redding filed suit for a divorce from Raymond Redding, charging failure to provide.
  • 13 Apr 1923 Ralph Ormsby, nationally known in sporting circles as an automobile race driver, was sued for an absolute divorce by his wife, Mildred, in a complaint filed late yesterday afternoon in superior court. Mrs. Ormsby charges cruel and inhuman treatment and says her husband's "conduct was such that it is impossible for her to live with him," Although she says that her husband earned about $300 per month in auto racing, that he did not properly provide for her support. The couple married October 22, 1922, and separated April 5, 1923. The complaint says Ormsby is in Houston, Texas, at the present time. Mr. Ormsby was the victim of a mysterious attack in Indianapolis on the night of February 28, when he was stabbed in the back by an unknown assailant. The Indianapolis police investigated the case for several days but were unable to find out who committed the assault. There was believed to be a woman in the case. Ormsby once held the dirt track automobile speed championship.
  • 13 Apr 1923 Charging that Waveland C. Cartwright, 353 French avenue, married her to escape criminal prosecution. Mrs. Virginia Cartwright yesterday filed suit in circuit court to compel Cartwright to pay her $200 for the support of their child. Mrs. Cartwright says the couple married March 27. She alleges that Cartwright deserted her a few days after the ceremony was performed, telling her she must support herself and the child. She says she is ill and unable to work.
  • 14 Apr 1923 Mrs. Mildred Ringwalt, living on the Maysville road, yesterday filed suit against Grover D. Ringwalt, carpenter, for divorce and $1,000 alimony. Mrs. Ringwalt says that her husband made her married life unbearable by his jealous and quarrelsome disposition. She also says that he used vile and profane language in the presence of herself and her child.
  • 14 Apr 1923 Al W. Miller filed suit for a divorce from Vera Miller, charging cruel and inhuman treatment. The couple married July 23, 1922, and separated Thursday. Mr. Miller alleged that his wife corresponded with other men.
  • 14 Apr 1923 The divorce case of Belle Eversole against Arthur H. Eversole was set for trial April 23 in superior court.
  • 15 Apr 1923 "Twas 3 o'clock in the morning, she'd danced the whole night through," sums the substance of a complaint for divorce filed late yesterday in superior court by Elmer Hughes against Celia Hughes. Hughes alleges that his wife stayed away from home many nights until 3 o'clock and that she refused to cook and take care of home and their two children. The couple married in 1912.
  • 15 Apr 1923 Charles Gunther was granted a divorce from Ora Gunther yesterday on his cross-complaint, in which he charged that his wife had associated with other men. Property rights were settle out of court.
  • 17 Apr 1923 With her 7-weeks-old baby in her arms, Naomi Conner, 21, came into superior court yesterday afternoon to secure a divorce from her husband, Marlin Conner, 19. After hearing the evidence, Judge Ryan continued the case for 30 days and told the couple they would have to get together and talk things over and see if they could not live together again. Mrs. Conner violently shook her head in the negative. "If you refuse to try to patch up your difficulties, I shall refuse the divorce," the court told her. Mrs. Connor said her husband slapped her in the mouth and mistreated her in other ways. Conner denied it and said he was willing to live with his wife again.
  • 17 Apr 1923 Part of the evidence was heard in the divorce case of Hampton Otis against Ida Otis. Otis testified that his wife refused to live with him on the farm, but took all the money she could get her hands on and came to the city to live. The case was continued for further evidence.
  • 17 Apr 1923 Maude Fullerton was granted a divorce from Erwin Fullerton, charging cruel and inhuman treatment. The property rights were settled out of court.
  • 17 Apr 1923 The divorce case of Joseph Kearney against Alice Kearney was dismissed by the plaintiff.
  • 17 Apr 1923 The divorce case of Virgil Messner against Myrlea Messner was granted a change of venue to Adams county.
  • 17 Apr 1923 Domenick LaRosa, a native of Italy, was granted a divorce from Teresa LaRose by Judge Wood yesterday afternoon in circuit court. Most of the evidence was heard several weeks ago. LaRose said he wife deserted him several years ago in Italy and is living with another man to whom she is not married.
  • 18 Apr 1923 Lillian Evans was granted a divorce from Charles Evans yesterday afternoon on a charge of cruel and inhuman treatment. The plaintiff's maiden name of Lillian Gindlesparger was restored.
  • 19 Apr 1923 Charging that her husband, James Kenny, had failed to provide for her for 18 years, Carrie Kenny yesterday filed action for a divorce. Mrs. Kenny stated that she and her husband were married in 1897 and that he deserted her in 1904.
  • 19 Apr 1923 Bessie Pearl Koch filed suit for a divorce from Ernest Koch, charging cruel and inhuman treatment.
  • 19 Apr 1923 On a charge of desertion, Judge Ryan found that Robert Hayes was entitled to a divorce from Helen Hayes. The final decree was not entered because a proff of publication was not presented.
  • 19 Apr 1923 William Suggs, colored, was granted a divorce from Mrs. Suggs. Suggs testified that he and his wife were married 10 years ago and that she lived with him for only three months. She was 15 years old at the time. Suggs claimed a colored man younger than himself stole her love.
  • 19 Apr 1923 The divorce case of Clem J. Brink, Bloomingdale druggist, against his wife, Caroline Brink, was thrown out of court yesterday when Mrs. Brink dismissed her cross-complaint. The complaint of Mr. Brink had previously been dismissed. It is understood Mr. and Mrs. Brink are living together.
  • 20 Apr 1923 Charging that her husband, Hans Ebner, pinched her arm so hard that he caused it to bleed, Erna Ebner, 1610 Oakland aveunue, yesterday filed suit for divorce, alleging cruel and inhuman treatment. Mrs. Ebner also charged that her husband treated her as he would a servant and that he refused to allow her to visit her relatives. She said he huband falsely accused her of associating with other men. She want her maiden name of Erna Hoepkemeyer restored.
  • 20 Apr 1923 Mrs. Anna Hale, 1402 Hanna street, brought suit for a divorce from John Hale, alleging that he deserted her in 1918 and has not provided for her support since that time. The plaintiff asks that her maiden name of Anna Keller be restored.
  • 20 Apr 1923 The divorce case of Norah Kendall Frech against Charles Frech was dismissed yesterday on a motion by the plaintiff.
  • 21 Apr 1923 Testifying that last Decoration day he was his wife kiss the family boarder, Carl Kaufman was granted a divorce from Grace Kaufman by Judge Ryan yesterday afternoon in superior court. Kaufman said so far as he knew it might have been the first kiss that his wife received from the boarded, but he was sure it was not the last. The couple separated in the quarrel which followed the incident.
  • 21 Apr 1923 Lillian Richards, 1212 Marion street, has filed suit for divorce against William Richards, the plaintiff alleged that her husband woudl not work and that she was "pestered to death" with bill collectors.
  • 21 Apr 1923 John Johnson, 1002 St. Marys avenue, filed a complaint for divorce from Hazel Johnson, charging desertion.
  • 21 Apr 1923 James Buckle filed a cross-complaint for divorce from Louolive Buckle, charging that his wife frequents dance halls with other men and that she is rude and vulgar in the presence of his children.
  • 21 Apr 1923 A decree of divorce was granted Hampton Otis yesterday from Ida Otis. The evidence was heard several days ago.
  • 22 Apr 1923 Elmina Ort yester filed a cross-complaint for divorce from Cyril Ort, alleging that he not only went out with other women, but urged her to go out with other men. Mrs. Ort asks that her maiden name of Elmina Anderson be restored.
  • 22 Apr 1923 Mrs. Viola Yarian was granted a decree of divorce from George A. Yarian. The plaintiff testified that she and her husband could no longer live together because of his habits. She said he was cruel to her and that he spent his money on liquor. Mrs. Yarian was given the custody of her two children, Nolan, 14, and Dorothy, 12. Her husband was ordered to pay her $50 a month for their support.
  • 24 Apr 1923 Mrs. Thelma Marie Husted, 1711 Grant avenue, yesterday filed suit for a divorce from Thomas E. Husted, who was sentenced to the state prison recently on a charge of embezzlilng funds from the Fort Wayne Auto Specialty company, where he was employed as a bookkeeper. The fact that her husband was convicted of a prison offense is the ground on which Mr. Husted asked for divorce. She also adds cruelty and nonsupport to the charge.
  • 24 Apr 1923 Mrs. Fannie Brunner, 1013 Pape avenue, asked a limited separation from Louis Brunner, with $2,000 alimony and $75 a month for support. The couple married 22 years ago. Mrs. Brunner charged cruelty and nonsupport.
  • 24 Apr 1923 Bruce D. Farmer, 320 East Washington street, filed suit for a divorce from Emma J. Farmer. He alleged that his wife would get frunk and remain drunk for days at the time.
  • 24 Apr 1923 Winona M. Mix, 2504 Smith street, asked a divorce from Sylvester Mix in a complaint filed in superior court. Mrs. Mix said her husband deserted her last November without cause and that he was cruel to her and unkind to her children by a former marriage. She asked that her maiden name of Winona M. Hazelet be restored.
  • 24 Apr 1923 Charging that his wife, Elsie Strebig, left him on April 6, after they had been married only three months, Isaac Strebig, 1621 Fletcher avenue, asked a divorce. The plaintiff said Mrs. Strebig failed to cook his meals and to take care of her other household duties.
  • 24 Apr 1923 The divorce case of Etta Habecker against Frank Habecker was dismissed on a motion by the plaintiff.
  • 25 Apr 1923 Ethel Asinakopolou filed suit for a divorce from John Asimakopolou, proprietor of the Orpheum restaurant, 1320 Calhoun street, yesterday afternoon in superior court. The plaintiff said she was married in 1920, and that her husband was good to her until they began to prosper. She said she worked hard in the restaurant and pawned her engagement ring so that they might raise money with which to expand the business. Now she alleges her husband will not give her money to redeem the ring. She also claims that her husband ignores her except when he is angry, and then he curses her and calls her vile names. She ask thst her maiden name of Ethel Kisseberth be restored.
  • 25 Apr 1923 Luella Root yesterday alleging that her husband had beaten her, taken her money away from her, packed up his trunk and left. She charges that he had mistreated her before and that he spent most of his money gambling. The couple married in 1920.
  • 25 Apr 1923 Mae E. Nierman filed suit for a divorce from August Nierman, charging failure to provide properly. The plaintiff asks the custody of her minor children.
  • 25 Apr 1923 Susie Moore filed suit for a divorce from Robert Moore, charging cruel and inhuman treatment. Mrs. Moore seeks the custody of her two children.
  • 25 Apr 1923 Minnie Chapman, age 20, was granted a divorce from Edward Chapman yesterday by Judge Ryan. The plaintiff testified that Chapman married her to excape criminal prosecution and that he refused to live with her after their baby was born. The child is now a year old. Mrs. Frances Chapman, the mother of the defendant, and the plaintiff were granted joint custody of the baby. The defendant was ordered to pay $15 a month for its support.
  • 25 Apr 1923 Vivian Lindenberg was granted a divorce from Wilbur Lindenberg. The plaintiff was given custody of her child and the defendant was ordered to pay $6.25 a week for its support.
  • 25 Apr 1923 The divorce suit of Erna Ebner against Hans Ebner was dismissed on a motion by the plaintiff.
  • 26 Apr 1923 Charles Brewster asked a divorce from Sarah E. Brewster, charging that she refused to cook his meals for him and that she threw furniture and dished at his hear whenever she became angry. The couple married in June, 1922, and separated February 9, 1923.
  • 26 Apr 1923 Fred Cooper filed a complaint asking a decree from Blanche Cooper, as resident of Pennsylvania. Cooper is enimploye of the Pennsylvania Railroad company. He alleges that he was transferred from Freedom, Pa., to Mansfield, O., on March 4, 1920, and that his wife refused to accompany him, remaining in Pennsylbania, although he urged her to come with him. Since that time the couple has not lived together.
  • 26 Apr 1923 Herbert Myers sued for a divorce from Martha Myers, alleging desertion in 1921. Myers said his wife packed up all of their household goods and left home one day while he was gone. She never returned, he said. The couple married in 1918.
  • 27 Apr 1923 Louis Schoppman used the Japanese jiu jitus on his wife, Louise, to make her obet his commands, according to the complaint for limited separation filed in superior court late yesterday by Mrs. Schoppman. The plaintiff said when her husband became angry with her he would twist her arms behind her back until she suffered intense pain. She also alleged that Schoppman hit her with his fists and kicked her when he lost his temper. The couple lived together for 20 years. Mrs. Schoppman asks a limited separation for a period of five years with a reasonable amount of support.
  • 28 Apr 1923 Suit for a divorce from a marriage performed 38 years ago was filed by Elizabeth Boldt against her husband, Ralph Boldt, yesterday afternoon in superior court. Mrs. Boldt stated in her complaint that she and her husband have eight children, all past the age of 21. She alleges that Boldt deserted her 13 years ago, and has not supported her nor any of the children since that time. Boldt is not now a resident of the state of Indiana, and Mrs. Boldt says she believes that he is in Ogden, Utah.
  • 28 Apr 1923 Charging that Lewis Bratton threatened while he as drunk to kill her, Mrs. Delia Bratton filed a complaint for divorce. The plaintiff also alleges that her husband accused her of associating with other men. The couple married in 1916 and separated a few days ago.
  • 28 Apr 1923 May Shafer sued Fred Shafer for divorce, alleging that he sccused her falsely, continually found fault with her and used profane language in addressing her. The couple married in 1895.
  • 28 Apr 1923 Mary Magarvoyn filed suit in superior court asking a divorce from Terry Magarvoyn. The plaintiff claimed that her husband deserted her on June 20, 1919, less than a month after they were married. She asks that her maiden name of Mary McGinley be restored.
  • 29 Apr 1923 Julia Krix, a Hungarian woman, was divorce from Steffens Krix, who she charged deserted her during the World War.
  • 29 Apr 1923 Grant S. Rumsyre was granted a divorce from Irene Rumsyre. The plaintiff paid his wife $2,500 in a property settlement.

  • 01 May 1923 Eugene Root yesterday filed a cross complaint for a divorce from his wife, Luella Root, alleging that she has been drunk in public places and that she went riding with another man with whom she was guilty of immoral conduct. The case is pending in superior court.
  • 01 May 1923 Defying her husband, who she alleged, threatened to kill her if she began action against him for divorce, Clara Payson yesterday filed complaint for a separation from Simon Payson. The plaintiff charged cruel and inhuman treatment. She said Payson had grequently beat her with his fists and had made threats against her life. A restraining order was issued by Judge Ryan to prevent Payson from carrying out the alleged threats. The couple married in 1917 and separated in 1923.
  • 01 May 1923 Mildred Wright filed suit for a divorce from Dewey Wright, 1409 Erie street, charging that her husband struck and beat her. They were married in 1921 and separated a few days ago.
  • 01 May 1923 Helen Weaver was granted a divorce from William Weaver by Judge Ryan yesterday afternoon on a charge of cruel and inhuman treatment. Mrs. Weaver was granted the custody of the two children, and the defendant was ordered to pay $10 per week for their support.
  • 02 May 1923 Anna Tellman in a petition filed yesterday asks for a divorce from John Tellman, 2714 John street, also $1,500 alimony. Mrs. Tellman charges that her husband was morose and gloony and that he filed to provide for her. She wants her maiden name of Anna Bohen restored.
  • 02 May 1923 Helen Kite, 327 Montgomery street, filed suit for a limited separation for a period of 10 years from Cecil Kite, with support for herself and her baby, Ruth Anna. Among the allegations contained in her complaint Mrs. Kite said her baby cried in a motion picture theater and that her husband beat both her and the baby when he got them home. The couple married on June 24, 1922.
  • 02 May 1923 Chester Smith, Wayne township, asked a divorce from Mary Smith, charging desertion in 1920. The couple married in 1921.
  • 02 May 1923 Mrs. Sophie Schaefer, 2313 West Main street, filed suit for a divorce from William C. Schaefer, charging cruel and inhuman treatment. The plaintiff aks that her former name of Zelt be restored.
  • 03 May 1923 Charging failure to support, Blanche Shideler yesterday filed suit for a divorce from Howard Shideler, taxi driver. Mrs. Shideler alleged that her husband pretended to be working when in reality he was going about with other women. She asks the custody of her children. The couple married in 1918 and separated a few months ago.
  • 03 May 1923 Pauline Miller filed suit against Ray Miller asking a separation from bed and board, charging abandonment. The couple married in 1921.
  • 03 May 1923 Mabel Rhodes dismissed her suit for divorce from Guy Rhodes.
  • 03 May 1923 Al Miller dismissed his suit for divorce from Vera Miller.
  • 03 May 1923 Alleging that his wife, Elsie Walker, is about to remove their children to Arkansas without his consent, Charles Walker yesterday filed a petition in superior court for a restraining order to prevent such action. Walker's wife is suing his for divorce.
  • 04 May 1923 Roy Besancon was granted a divorce from Blossom Besancon yesterday afternoon in superior court on a charge of infidelity. Besancon testified that he had seen his wife out joyriding with another man.
  • 04 May 1923 Elizabeth Fender files suit for divorce against Perry Gender alleging he failed to support her for a period of two years and finally abandoned her.
  • 04 May 1923 Ray I Miller filed suit for a divorce from Pauline Miller, charging that his wife was rude and cross and made life miserable and that she falsely accused him of going out with other women. Miller says that he is willing to give his wife the custody of their baby, Lois Barbara, aged 10 months, and that he will support the child.
  • 04 May 1923 Dora Marks filed a complaint asking a divorce from Melvin Marks, charging that he swore at her, struck her and threatened to kill her. The couple married in 1913 and separated in 1923.
  • 05 May 1923 Emerson Webb was granted a divorce from Lola Webb by Judge Ryan in superior court yesterday afternoon. Webb alleged cruel and inhuman treatment. A property settlement was agreed upon outside of court. The defendant has her maiden name of Lola Fluke restored.
  • 05 May 1923 Judge Ryan heard the evidence in the divorce action of Clarence Jackson against Hazel Jackson. The case is being filed on the defendant's cross-complaint. The final decree was held up because the attorney who represents Jackson, is out of the city. Mrs. Jackson testified that her husband and a habit of staying away from home all night and that he struck her and otherwise mistreated her.
  • 05 May 1923 Beulah Klingenberger filed suit for a divorce from Walter Klingenberger, alleging that her husband has falsely accused her of associating with other men. She also said that he is morose and sullen and has told her that he does not care for her. The couple married in 1913. The plaintiff wants her maiden name of Beulah Smead restored.
  • 05 May 1923 Charging that her husband has threatened to kill her, Geneva Johnson, 1126 Taylor street, waitress, filed suit for a divorce from Arthur LeRoy Johnson. Mrs. Johnson also alleges that her husband drinks heavily.
  • 05 May 1923 Mrs. Matalie Bartlett brought suit against Aldo L. Bartiett, a railroad shopman, charging abandonment. The couple married in 1919 and have two children.
  • 05 May 1923 The divorce case of Dora Marks against Melvin Marks was dismissed on a motion by plaintiff.
  • 05 May 1923 A suit for divorce and $10,000 alimony was filed against Thomas Althouse, proprietor of a cigar store at 1406 South Calhoun street, yesterday by his wife, Mrs. Edna Althouse, 2724 Plaza drive. Mrs. Althouse alleges that her husband became intoxicated frequently and that he was abusive toward her. She says that he abandoned her and their three children on several occasions. She says he left home on April 29, and she does not know where he had been since that time. Mrs. Althouse was granted a restraining order to prevent her husband from disposing of his property.
  • 06 May 1923 Mrs. Anna K. Fordyce, 1019 Fairfiled avenue, filed suit for a divorce from Byron F. Fordyce, manager of the Fort Wayne Store Equipment company and asked $3,000 alimony. Mrs. Fordyce charges failure to provide, and says she has been employed as a clerk in a store to earn her living. She asks that her maiden name of Anna Schuller be restored. Fordyce is also charged with profanity, nagging and quarreling.
  • 06 May 1923 Mrs. Rilia May Stilwell, 917 Eureka street, filed a complaint asking a divorce from her husband, Miles Stilwell, who is now residing in Warsaw. Mrs. Stilwell alleges that her husband has been guilty of associating with colored women, and that he spends all of his money in dissipation. Stilwell is also charged with drunkenness.
  • 06 May 1923 Leo R. Schlink, 3132 Oakley street, filed suit for a divorce from Ellen Schlink. The plaintiff charges that his wife went to places of amusement with other men, that she neglected her home and children, and that she would leave him for periods of six months at a time. The compalint says that Mrs. Schlink abandoned her husband on April 23, and that he has not hear from her since.
  • 06 May 1923 Judge Osterman granted Mrs. Elsie Walker, 1802 1/2 High street, a divorce from Chalres Walker. Mrs. Walker testified that her husband struck her, kicked her and cursed her. She also charged that he associated with other women. Mrs. Walker was given custody of their two children, and Walker was ordered to pay $5 per week for their support. The couple married 13 years ago.
  • 06 May 1923 Mrs. Cora F. This was divorced from Lous This, who deserted her more than two years ago. Before This left her, the plaintiff said, he spent all of the money both of them had. The witness sad her husband had often threatened to kill her and commit suicide. Her maiden name of Cora F. Flynn was restored.
  • 08 May 1923 On his testimoney that his wife, Constance Tilden, tried to give him a sleeping powder when he was ill, in order that she might go into the kitchen and make love to another man without fear of detection, George Tilden was granted a divorce yesterday and the custody of his daughter, Dorothy, 4. Tilden said his wife made a practice of keeping compnay with other men.
  • 08 May 1923 Judge Sol A. Wood, of the circuit court, granted Ethel O. Ginn a divorce from E. Hubert Ginn, president of "Ginnprint", Inc. The court ordered Ginn to pay the plaintiff $80 a month until November 2, 1929, and $40 a month from then until February 2, 1935. Mrs. Ginn was also allowed attorney's fee of $100.
  • 08 May 1923 Mrs. Georgia A. Kelker, 908 Cass street, filed suit for a divorce from John Kelker, charging that he abandoned her six year ago.
  • 08 May 1923 Charging that her husband, John Asimakopolou, whom she is suing for divorce came to the plaice where she works and persisted in talking to her until she lost her job, Thherl Saimakopolou yesterday had John cited for contempt of court. Judge Ryan had issued a restraining order to prevent Asimakopolou from molesting his wife.
  • 09 May 1923 Clarence Piepenbrink was granted a divorce from Mae Ella Piepenbrink by judge Ryan yesterday afternoon on a cross-complaint. Piepenbrink said he and his wife had not been able to agree on anything for several years and that they quarreled continually.
  • 09 May 1923 Mary Minnick filed suit for a divorce from John Minnick, of New Haven. Mrs. Minnick said her husband had threateded to kill her and had told her that if he could get rid of her he could marry another woman in New Haven. The couple married in 1916.
  • 09 May 1923 Edna Sovine, 1323 Jackson street, filed suit against William H. Sovine, asking a divorce and $10,000 alimony. Mrs. Sovine charges cruel and inhuman treatment.
  • 09 May 1923 Avis Van Gundy and Orville Van Gundy were married on February 1 and separated March 1. Yesterday, Mrs. Van Gundy failed suit for divorce, alleging that marital relations with her husband are no longer possible.
  • 09 May 1923 Alta R. Evans filed suit for divorce from Sidney P. Evans, charging infidelity. She asks the custody of their child.
  • 09 May 1923 In the action of Marcelia Nash against Joseph Thomas Nash for limited separation, the defendant filed a motion for a change of venue from the county.
  • 11 May 1923 The married life of May Perlberg and Herbert Perlberg lasted four days and then it ended when Perlberg gave his bride a severe beating, according to a complaint for divorce filed in superior court yesterday afternoon by Mrs. Perlberg. Mrs. Perlberg said in her complaint that she and her husband were married on March 26, 1923, and separated on March 30. On the latter date she had her husband arrested for assault and battery and he was fined $25 in city court which she paid. Perlberg left her after the trial and went to Chicago. He has never returned.
  • 11 May 1923 Gertrude Holmes filed suit for a divorce from William Holmes charging habitual drunkenness. The couple had lived together since 1908.
  • 11 May 1923 Lavina Saiter and David Saiter lived together from January 25, 1923 until February 10, 1923, according to a complaint for divorce filed by the former. She alleged that her husband falsely accused her of being intimate with other men.
  • 11 May 1923 Hazel Jones asked a divorce from Leo Jones, charging drinking, gambling and nonsupport.
  • 11 May 1923 Alleging cruel and inhuman treatment, Carrie L. Forker, 705 1/2 West Jefferson street, filed suit for a divorce from Claude Eugene Forker. She asks that her maiden name of Carrie L. Ormsby be restored.
  • 11 May 1923 The divorce suit of Helen Kite against Cecil Kite was dismissed.
  • 12 May 1923 Homer Campbell asked a divorce from Clara Campbell, 2921 Broadway, charging that his wife quarreled and nagged at him until it became impossible for them to live together any longer. Campbell says that he has an automobile repair shop on the back of his hot and he asks a restraining order to prevent Mrs. Campbell from visiting it or from molesting him or his workmen. He states in the complaint that she may continue to live in the family home.
  • 12 May 1923 Catherine Hilyard, 2720 Gay street, filed suit for a limited separation from Ray Hilyard. The plaintiff charges nonsupport and says she has to earn her living by working in a store.
  • 12 May 1923 Mary Baker sued Frank Baker for divorce, alleging that he is a habitual drunkard and would not work except to make money with which to buy drinks.
  • 12 May 1923 Vivian Lomont was granted a divorce from Arthur F. Lamont by Judge Wood in circuit court and had her maiden name of Vivian Lawhead restored. She told the court that her husband filed to support her and that she had to buy his tobacco and cigarettes.
  • 12 May 1923 Raymond Butz was granted a divorce from Carrie Butz, 17, on the testimony that she had been keeping company with other men.
  • 12 May 1923 Thomas Miller was granted a divorce from Rosey Miller. He told the court that he met his wife only twice before they were married and that they lived together less than a month. She failed to look after her household duties, he said.
  • 12 May 1923 The divorce suit of Clara Payson against Simon Payson was dismissed.
  • 12 May 1923 Joy Darbon filed a cross-complaint for divorce from Charles Darbon, proprietor of the Ideal She Repair ship at 917 Broadway, yesterday afternoon in superior court. She asked $3,500 alimony. Mrs. Darbon alleged that her husband forced her and her children to live in a small room 9 X 20 feet which was without any modern conveniences and she states that she had to liave home when she wanted to bathe. On numerous occasions she claims that Darbon beat her with his fists until she was black and blue and that she was forced to leave him because of his cruelty. He promised her on bended knees that he would behave himself if she would return to him, but failed to keep his promise she said. While she was away from home visiting her mother she alleges tha Darbon kept another woman in her stead.
  • 13 May 1923 A suit to enforce a pre-nuptial agreement was filed in superior court late yesterday by Minnie Mathews, who is alleged by the guardians of Commodore Mathews to have tricked Mathews into a marriage when he was of unsound mind. A suit was filed recently to have the marriage annulled. In one suit Mrs. Mathews seeks to recover $2,000 in cash from Mathews. She sets forth in her complaint that she was married to the defendant on January 1, 1923, and that he abandoned her on January 7. Mrs. Mathews alleges that her husband entered into an agreement before their marriage by the terms of which he was to deposit $2,000 in the bank to her credit as soon as the ceremony was performed. She avers that Mathews has failed to keep his promise and had left her without any means of support. In the other suit, Samuel and Bernice Mathews, the son and daughter-in-law of Commodore Mathews are made the defendants. Possession of the house at 719 Columbia avenue is asked, with a demand for $500 for the unlawful retention of the house. Mrs. Mathews alleged that the house and lot was deeded to her for her lifetime on Cecember 16, 1922, by Commodore Mathews, but that his son and daughter-in-law, who occupy the house have not only refused to five her possession, but have refused to pay her the rent. A copy of the pre-nuptial agreement is filed with the suits. Commodore Mathews was declared a person of unsound mind by Judge Wood of the circuit court recently and a guardianship was established for him.
  • 15 May 1923 Hazel Michael-Baker, who was sentenced to serve 30 days in the Indiana Woman's prison, about three months ago on a charge of bigamy, yesterday filed suit for divorce from Harry Michael, her common law husband, who was the prosecuting witness in the bigamy action. The woman has completed her prison sentence. After she had been granted a divorce in the circuit court in Huntington from Michael, the woman returned to him and they entered a common law marriage. Mrs. Michael-Baker testified in the bigamy case that she consulted two local lawyers and they told her that she was not married to Michael so she went to Michigan and was married to John Baker, a local man. The court held that her relations with Michael after their divorce made her a common wife and under the Indiana statutes a common law marriage must be dissolved the same as any other before a person can remarry. In her complaint filed yesterday the plaintiff who calls herself Hazel Michael, charges that Michael has nagged her and found fault with her until married life with him is no longer possible.
  • 15 May 1923 Lawrence C. Brake went west in the summer of 1920 for his health and when he returned to his home here it was deserted. He found upon investigation that his wife, Hazel Brake, had fallen in love with another man and would not return to him according to a complaint for divorce filed yesterday afternoon in superior court. Brake is an invalid and under treatment, the compaint says.
  • 15 May 1923 Ethel Wharton, 710 Florence avenue, filed suit for a divorce from William Wharton and aksed $2,500 alimony. The couple was married 10 years ago. Mrs. Wharton charged that her husband beat her, found fault with her and falsely accused her of association with other men.
  • 15 May 1923 Minnie Grotholtman, 1907 South Lafayette street, brought suit for a divorce from John Grotholtman, charging that he deserted her when her daughter Mildred, age 7, was only a day old. She charges that he failed to support her from that time until she had him arrested not long ago on a charge of child neglect. She asks the custody of her children and a reasonalbe provision for their support.
  • 15 May 1923 Cecil Hunt, 1102 1/2 Wells street, filed suit for a divorce from Bryan Hunt, charging desertion. She asks the custody of her four children.
  • 15 May 1923 The divorce suit of Hugh Shadle against Mary Shadle was dismissed on a motion by the plaintiff.
  • 15 May 1923 The divorce suit of Joyce Johnston against John L. Johnston was granted a change of venue to Dekalb county.
  • 16 May 1923 Margaret Weibel filed suit for a divorce from Dallas Weibel yesterday afternoon in superior court, charging cruel and inhuman treatment. The couple married October, 1921, and separated last Monday.
  • 16 May 1923 Cynthia Ewers, 3429 South Harriosn street, sued John Ewers for divorce, charging that he had made statements reflecting on her chastity. She asked that her maiden name of Cynthia Burgerhuff be restored. The couple married in 1915.
  • 16 May 1923 Judge Ryan granted Mary Braham a divorce from George Braham on a charge od cruel and inhuman treatment. The plaintiff's former name of Mary Gerber was restored.
  • 16 May 1923 George Lamb was granted a divorce from Harriet Lamb. Lamb said his wife, whose home was formerly in the east, refused to live in Fort Wayne and that she deserted him and returned to her home more than two years ago.
  • 16 May 1923 William Grage, 608 Hendricks street, filed a cross-compalint for divorce from his wife, Belle, in which he charged that she threw frying pans, dished and other household utensils at him.
  • 16 May 1923 Myrtle Brinker dismissed her suit for a divorce from Lumm Brinker.
  • 17 May 1923 The large crown of spectators that has appeared in superior court in many months heard the evidence introduced in the divorce case of William Crowell against Augusta Mae Crowell, which is being tried before Judge Charles J. Ryan. The case was continued until 9 o'clock this morning. The fight centers about the division of propertyamounting to between $8,000 and $10,000. Crowell testified that his wife refused to cook his meals and that they had perpertual menu of pressed ham and beans. He also charged that his wife was too intimate with a man name Mergenthaler, living near Grabill. He admitted, however, that he visited the Mergenthaler home with his wife. He said Mrs. Crowell and Mergenthaler wrestled like a couple of "kids," and that they apppeared to be very fond of each other. He said that his wife smoked cigaret, but it appeared from the evidence that he had not objected to it. Mrs. Crowell was on the witness stand when court adjouned. She testified that she had hushed corn and had done other farm work when she and her husband lived in the county. She claimed that her husband was always quarrelling about his debts and did not want to buy anything for her. She also testified that her huaband was cruel to her. Mrs. Drowell asked the divorce on her cross-complaint.
  • 17 May 1923 Mrs. Ellen Chambers, 325 Murray street, filed suit for a divorce from Kenneth Chambers, charging desertion.
  • 18 May 1923 The marriage of Verna Astfan to Emile Astfan was annulled yesterday by Judge Charles J. Ryan, of the superior court. The evidence, in the case was heard several weeks ago. Mrs. Astfan testified that Astfan has represented himself to her as a wealthy grocer during their courtship and told her if she would marry him that he would provide a good home for her and her mother. After the marriage the plaintiff said she found that the husband was only a poor clerk and the home which he pormised to provide did not materialize.
  • 18 May 1923 Judge Ryan took under advisement the case of William Crowell against Augusta Mae Crowell for divorce. The court said he would give Mrs. Crowell ont-third of all the property her husband had at the time of the marriage. The exact amount of such a finding has not been determined. Mrs. Crowell testified on the witness stand the she wore clothing made out of feed sacks when she live in the county with her husband. She asks a divorce on her cross-complaint.
  • 18 May 1923 Mrs. Rebecca McCarthy, 626 Greeley street, filed suit for divorce from Edward McCarthy, freight conductor, and asked $2,500 alimony. Mrs. McCarthy alleges that her husband draws wages amounting to $300 per month. She alleges that he squandered his money and that he struck her, called her vile names and was morose and sullen.
  • 19 May 1923 Charging that her husband, Clarence Elett, was too lazy to work, Rose Elett, 159 East Leith street, yesterday filed suit for a divorce. They were married in 1919 and separated a few day ago.
  • 19 May 1923 On her testimony that Charles P. Corbin has another wife at Crown Point, Ind., Mrs. Vera P. Corbin has her marriage annulled yesterday by Judge Ryan in superior court. Mrs. Corbin said, she did not know her husband was a bigamist until the sheriff came to their doo to have his arrested on a charge of wife desertion. The plaintiff's former name of Vera Poling was restored.
  • 19 May 1923 Edward H. Smith, 809 Wagner street, was granted a divorce from Norma Hazel Smith, on the ground that she went riding with other men and entertained them in her home.
  • 20 May 1923 The services which Svend Haboff,a native of Denmark, rendered to the United States during the World was cost his his bride, Christian Haboff, also of Denmark, according to testifmony given by Haboff in his suit for divorce in superior court. The divorce was granted on a charge of desertion. The couple came to the United States just prior to the entrance of the United States into the war. While Haboff was serving in the army as a volumteer his wife returned to her home in Denmark and when the husband came home after his discharge he found he had been deserted. It was only after an extended investigation that he learned where his wife had gone, he said.
  • 20 May 1923 Eleanor Rolles told the court that she and her husband, William Rolles, had separated seven times in 11 years. She added that Rolles drank, gambled and forged checks and that he went under seven or eight assumed names, among them being King and William. The degree was granted.
  • 20 May 1923 Mrs. Neva W. Fellers was granted a divorce after she had testified that Kenneth Fellers, her husband, had spent all his time sitting on cracker boxes in Akron, Ind., grocery stores telling a little group of listeners what was the matter with the government. Mrs. Fellers said she had to depend upon her parents for support.
  • 20 May 1923 Charles Simon was divorced from Sarah Simon from whom he has been separated for the past five years. Simon said his wife believed that her family was superior to his family and that she found fault with every job he held.
  • 22 May 1923 Charging that Commodore Mathews fraudulently represented himself as a man of wealth and concealed his advanced age to induce her to marry him, Mrs. Minnie Mathews yesterday filed suit to have the marriage annulled. The couple was married on January 1, 1923, and separated seven days later. About three weeks ago the guardians of Mathews brought suit to have the marriage annulled on the ground that Mrs. Mathews induced Mathews to marry her while he was a person of unsound mind in order to get possession of his money. A short time later Mrs. Mathews brougth two suits to get possession of cash and property which she alleged her husband promised her in a prenuptial contract. In her complaint fo annulment, she alleges that Mathews told her before their marriage that he was worth $30,000 and that he was only 49 years old. After the marriage Mrs. Mathews says she found he had "greatly exaggerated" his wealth and that he was must older than he said.
  • 22 May 1923 The following deivorce cases were dismissed yesterday in superior court due to lack of action. Lula against Peter Kranz; Mathilda Frieburger against Clem J. Frieburger; Gertrude against Ed W. Meyers; Katherine against John Horstman; Nora against Claude Roser; Ida against James Powell; Homes against Clara Campbell; Fred against Myrtle Thieme; Carl A. against Mabel Kendall; Martha against John Bittner; Naoma against George Osterman; Ellen against G. E. Roberson.
  • 22 May 1923 Judge Ryan granted Augusta Mae Crowell a divorce from William H. Crowell on her cross-complaint and Mrs. Crowell was given $4.10 alimony.
  • 22 May 1923 Mrs. Lucile C. Proxmire, 1920 West Main street, sued for a divorce from James Proxmire, alleging cruel and inhuman treatment. She asked $1,000 alimony.
  • 22 May 1923 Virginia Cartwright, 333 West DeWald, filed a new suit for divorce against Wave Cartwright. She charges him with failure to provide and alleges that he associated with other women. In a previous complaint she charged that he married her in order to excape prosecution and then deserted her.
  • 23 May 1923 Mrs. Sadie Stoler was granted an absolute divorce from Dr. Albert Stoler by Judge Ryan yesterday afternoon in superior court. Mrs. Stoler was granted a limited separation for a period of 18 months a short time ago. Because of her failure to affect a reconciliation between herself and her husband she asked that the decree be set aside and that the divorce be made absolute. Judge Ryan ordered Stoler to pay his wife $30 a month for the support of their children and to pay $54 additional on or before August 1. Mrs. Stoler has had her husband cited for contempt of court several times recently because of his failure to pay the support order of the court. Dr. Stoler claims that his practice as a physician was practically ruined by charges made by Mrs. Stoler that he had been guilty of associating with other women. Ephraim Reader, former janitor at the public library, is suing Dr. Stoler for, $10,000 damages, alleging that Stohler alienated the affections of his former wife, Olive Grace Reader.
  • 23 May 1923 The following divorce suits were dismissed yesterday in superior court on motions by the plaintiff, The cases were Faye E. against James B. Johnson, Samuel against Luella Oswalt, Walter against Nina Miller and Alfred against Leona Huth.
  • 24 May 1923 Alleging that his wife, Emma Fetters, has been guilty of cruel and inhuman treatment, which makes it impossible for him to live with her any longer, Jerome J. Fetters yesterday filed suit for a divorce. The couple married August 26, 1922, and separated on May 1, 1923.
  • 24 May 1923 Sarah A. Raquet, 2111 John street, filed suit for a divorce from Peter G. Raquet. She charged that her husband spent one-half of his earnings for strond drink and that he frequently came home intoxicated and drove her out of the house, forcing her to seek shelter among the neighbors.
  • 24 May 1923 Nine suits for divorce were dismissed yesterday in superior court. The cases were: May Gremion against Elmer Fremion; Edna Burke against Timothy Burke; Edna Meyer against Joseph L. Meyer; August Leiter against Emma Leiter; George Long against Ruth Long; Cora Dornte against Theodore Dornte; David Schwarts against Ida Schwarta; Esther Gessler against Roy Gessler, and Harry Turner against Georgia Turner.
  • 25 May 1923 Ralph and Edna Hobbs agree on one thing, they both want a divorce from a marriage ceremony performed on February 19, 1923. About an hour after the husband filed a complaint for divorce in superior court yesterday, Mrs. Hobbs filed suit for divorce in the same court. Mrs. Hobbs charges cruel and inhuman treatment and asks the custody of their baby, which is two months old. Hobbs alleges that his wife abandoned him on April 25 and returned to the home of her parents. He says she cursed him and filed to perform her household duties.
  • 25 May 1923 Sarah Perkins, age 65, was granted a divorce from Alva E. Perkins, who is about the same age. The evidence was heard several days ago. Mrs. Perkins told the court that she got her husband through a matrimonial agency and that after a shor married life he left her and want back to Ohio where he had formerly lived.
  • 25 May 1923 Judge Ryan promised Altha Highland, Wayne township, a divorce from Clarence Highland as soon as she bring another resident witness into court. Mrs. Highland testified that her husband cursed her and accused her of immoral relations with other men.
  • 25 May 1923 Daisy B. Hatfield, 2430 Smith street, filed suit for a divorce from Clarence E. Hatfield. She alleged that her husband beat and choked her and drove her from the house at the time of their separation.
  • 25 May 1923 Bertha A. Swanson, 2913 Smith street, filed suit for a divorce from Harry A. Swanson, charging cruel and inhuman treatment.
  • 25 May 1923 Olive Grace Reader dismissed her suit for divorce against Ephraim Reader.
  • 26 May 1923 Ida Maloney asked a divorce from Maurice Maloney, charging that her husband had deserted her in 1920. She seeks the custody of their child, Rickard, 3.
  • 26 May 1923 Clidie O'Rare sought a limited separation for a period of five years from Jesse O'Rare. The couple married in 1908. The plaintiff alleged that her husband would not live with her after a sick spell which left her a cripple.
  • 26 May 1923 Charging that Alphonz Lamprecht is surly, ill-tempered and had filthy manners, Nellie Lamprecht, 1634 Sinclair avenue, asked a divorce, the custody of their three children and $12 a week for the support of the children.
  • 26 May 1923 Richard Wallace asked a divorce from Meta Wallace, alleging that she married hin 1917 and deserted him in 1918 and has not live with him since.
  • 26 May 1923 The divorce action of Susie Myers against Jerry Myers was dismissed.
  • 27 May 1923 Testifying that Ross Dawoachur, to whom she was married in 1913, was found guilty of bigamy in 1915, Louise J. Dawoachur, 446 Bass street, had her marriage annulled yesterday by Judge Ryan, in superior court. Her maided name of Louise Murphy was restored. Mrs. Dawoachur said she live with Dawoachur for several months before she learned that he had another wife, living in Terre Haute.
  • 27 May 1923 Six suits for divorce and one suit for separation from bed and board were dismissed yesterday morning in superior court. Caroline against Guy Shull, Myrtle against Leo Smith, Mary against Charles Puckett, Marie against James Kind, Alonzo Robert against Emma Waltz, Minnie against Herman Kloepper, Irene against Arthur Koons.
  • 29 May 1923 Mrs. Edith King, 1220 Monroe street, asked a divorce from Otis King, charging that he has been guilty of keeping company with other women, that he struck and beat her and threatened to kill her. They married six years ago. Judge Ryan granted a restraining order to prevent King from molesting his wife.
  • 29 May 1923 Mrs. Elizabeth Kaylor brought suit for divorce from Harry Kaylor, a railroader, 210 Brackenridge street, charging curel and inhuman treatment and infidelity.
  • 29 May 1923 Charging desertion in 1919, Samuel Dobbins, 624 Clinton street, colored porter, filed suit fo divorce from Suemma Dobbins. They were married 10 years ago and had three children at the time of the separation. Dobbins asks the custody of one of the children.
  • 29 May 1923 Eight divorce cases were dismissed yesterday in superior court. Vera against Bernard Dooly, Elinore against George Osterman, John against Lucina Clark, George F. against Bertha Ellingwood, Blanche against Howard Passwater, Nellie against Alfons Lamprecht, Mariam Lucile against Robert Gunther and Ida against Winton Bennett.
  • 30 May 1923 Because his wife out-talked him in a family quarrel, Jay Kistler, a farmer living near Huntertown, threatened to cut her tongue off, according to a complaint for a divorce filed in superior court yesterday by his wife, Violet Kistler. On one occasionn Kistler threw his wife down a stairwey and last Saturday he deserted her, the complaint says. Mrs. Kistler was granted a restraining order to prevent her husband from disposing of his property and 175 chickens and some furniture belonging to her.
  • 30 May 1923 The following divorce cases were dismissed yesterday in superior court. May against Albert Overly, Hazel against Edward Casewell, Roberta against Emmett Laye, Anna against William Davidson, William against Afalia Johnson, Viola against Miles Bryant, Hulda against Sylvanus Shepler, Gertrude against Charles Bush, May against Michael Fritz, Emma against Alonzo Waltz, Ruth against Stephen Chandler, Olive against Grant Haviland, Margaret against Frank Schwartz, Hazel against Warner Marschand, Stella against Carl Tolle, Irene against John Durbrow, Aline against George Bonshire, Chester against Suphronia Lyons, Ethel against John Asimakopolou and Verlin against Blanche Plattner.

  • 01 Jun 1923 A suit to dissolve a marriage consummated 33 years ago was filed in superior court yesterday afternoon by Emma Kallenbach, 406 Wallace street against George Kallenbach. Mrs. Kallenbach said in her complaint that all of her children except, Irene, age 14, are grown and are self-supporting. The plaintiff alleged that her husband is a drunkard and that he failed to support her and that she had to take in boarders and work in a restaurant in order to support herself. She alleges that her husband has threatened to kill her and the boarders.
  • 01 Jun 1923 Ethel Litzenberger filed suit for divorce charging habitual drunkenness against Solomon Litzenberger. The plaintiff said her husband had drunk so much bad shisky that it had ruined his health. She asks that her maiden name of Ethel Marquardt be restored.
  • 01 Jun 1923 Judge Pro-Tem William C. Ryan granted Bernice Waterman a divorce from Earle Waterman. The plaintiff was given the custody of her daughter, yesterday. Mrs. Waterman charged her husband with failure to support her and said he refused to assume the serious responsibilities of married life.
  • 01 Jun 1923 Judge Ryan heard the testimony in the case of Florence Frederick against Frank Frederick. He told the plaintiff he would grant her divorce today. Mrs. Frederick testified that her husband had pleaded guilty in circuit court to contributing to the delinquency of a girl name Vera Patterson.
  • 01 Jun 1923 Irma M. Moore, 358 State street, brought suit for a divorce from Delbert Moore, charging cruel and inhuman treatment.
  • 01 Jun 1923 Bernice Clark, taxi driver, was made defendant in a suit for divorce brought by his wife, Lavern Clark, 1829 Wheeler street. She named Hattie Ainsworth as co-respondent.
  • 02 Jun 1923 Esther Ternet filed suit for a divorce from Herman Ternet, to whom she was married in 1919, charging infidelity.
  • 02 Jun 1923 Elizabeth Kruckeberg brought suit for a divorce from August Kruckeberg. She alleged that he knocked her down on numerous occasions. She asks $7,500 alimony. The couple was married in 1901.
  • 02 Jun 1923 Druzilla Hopple, of Wallen, asked a divorce from Floyd Hopple, charging cruel and inhuman treatment. She asks that her maiden name of Druzilla Van Dolah be restored.
  • 02 Jun 1923 Alleging that his wife, Virginia Ruth Beberstein, stayed away from home late at night and refused to go anywhere with him, Theodore Beberstein filed suit for a divorce and asked the custody of his daughter, Betty Lucile, 20 months old.
  • 02 Jun 1923 Jerome Fetters filed a cross complaint for a divorce from Emma Fetters in superior court, alleging cruel and inhuman treatment.
  • 02 Jun 1923 Special Judge William C. Ryan granted Florence Frederick a divorce from Frank Frederick on evidence heard yesterday. Mrs. Frederick testified that her husband has been found guilty of contributing to the delinquency of a minor girl.
  • 03 Jun 1923 Fred Abajah filed suit for a divorce from Sophis Abajah, 2007 Weisser Park avenue. Abajah charges cruel and inhuman treatment.
  • 03 Jun 1923 Elise Eppley, 1230 Hanna street, filed suit for a 10 year limited separation from Daivd Eppley. Charging that her husband is abusive and the he stays away from home late nights.
  • 05 Jun 1923 The divorce suit of James B. Gasaway against Josephine Gasaway was dismissed for want of prosecution in circuit court.
  • 05 Jun 1923 Three co-respondents are named by Charles E. Liston in a complaint for a divorce filed yesterday against his wife, Mary M. Liston. The co-respondents mentioned are: George, "the bartender at the Lakeshore hotel," Jesse, who wokrs in the kitchen at the hotel, and Raymond Van Deal. Liston alleges that his wife had him take the children and go to the lakes and white he was gone she went to Marion with Van Deal. The plaintiff charges that his wife has been guilty of misconduct with all three of the men named.
  • 05 Jun 1923 Helen Myers filed suit for a divorce from Joseph Myers, charging non-support. The couple were married in 1910 and separated in 1922.
  • 05 Jun 1923 Laura Turney, 2120 Hanna street, brought suit for a divorce from Edgar Turney, charging that he quarreled, swore at her and gambled. The couple were married in 1911.
  • 05 Jun 1923 Clara D. Wagner, 2014 Jesse street, filed suit for a divorce from Frank E. Wagner. She alleged cruelty and non-support and said her husband swore in the presence of her children by a former marriage. The couple were married in January, 1922.
  • 05 Jun 1923 Charging desertion in 1920, Aldo L. Bartlett filed a cross-complaint for a divorce from Natalie E. Bartlett. Prior to the desertion, Martlett alleged that his wife associated with other men.
  • 05 Jun 1923 Hazel Hughes filed a cross-complaint for a divorce from Charles W. Hughes. She charges failure to support and drunkenness. The couple were married in 1920, and separated in 1922.
  • 06 Jun 1923 Inez Klingenberger was granted a divorce from Alfred Klingenberger on a charge of cruel and inhuman treatment. She was given custody of her children. The court ordered her husband to pay $10 per week for their support.
  • 07 Jun 1923 Thelma Daetweiler asked a divorce from Ernest Daetweiler. She charges desertion in 1921
  • 07 Jun 1923 Mrs. Clara Reed, 1813 McClellan street, asks a divorce from James Porter Reed, to whom she was married 24 years ago. She charges drunkenness, failure to provide and infidelity.
  • 07 Jun 1923 Henry Trick sues Bertha Trick for divorce. He said his wife had told him she hated him.
  • 07 Jun 1923 The divorce suit of Louise Amato against Alexander Amato was dismissed.
  • 08 Jun 1923 A marriage which was entered into 34 years ago was dissolved yesterday when Effie Croft was granted a divorce from Josiah Croft in superior court. The couple had lived apart for the past three years. Mrs. Croft alleged constant abuse.
  • 08 Jun 1923 Clara Merwin was granted a divorce from Clyde Merwin, on a charge of curel and inhuman treatment.
  • 08 Jun 1923 Judge Ryan granted Martha Burnell a divorce from Clarence Burnell on a charge of non-support.
  • 08 Jun 1923 Frederick Paul filed suit for divorce from Pluma Elizabeth Jackson Paul, 1154 Monroe street, charging that his wife failed to take care of her household duties.
  • 08 Jun 1923 Edna Welch asked that her marriage to Leon Bruguler be annuled on the ground the Bruguler had another wife at the time of their marriage in 1921. She asked that the court declare the child born to her and Bruguler to be legitimate. Edna Welch, 225 East Woodland avenue, wants it known that she is not the plaintiff in the annullment suit.
  • 08 Jun 1923 Banford Cohee, 412 West Lewis street, asked a divorce from Lola E. Cohee, alleging that she had left him 13 times in three years of married life.
  • 08 Jun 1923 Wesley Waters filed suit for a divorce from Emma Waters, 432 Fairmont place. The plaintiff charges his wife with cruel and inhuman treatment.
  • 08 Jun 1923 Lydia Feagan filed a suit for support against Jewell Feagan. She charges that he forced her and her two children to leave his home.
  • 08 Jun 1923 Charles Darbon, Italian, proprietor of the Ideal Shoe Repair shop, was granted a divorce from Joy Darbon late yesterday afternoon by Judge Sol A. Wood of the circuit court. The two children of the couple will remain wards of the board of children's guardians. Darbon was ordered to pay his wife $100. Darbon charged that his wife associated with other men and he put witnesses on the stand to prove that they had seen her riding horseback in the company of other men. L. O. Parker, 926 Lafayette street, was one of the men named. Mrs. Darbon had filed a cross-complaint charging cruel and inhuman treatment. She alleged that her husband forced her and her children to live in one small room in extreme proverty. The Darbons first came into court here more than a year ago when Mrs. Darbon claimed that her husband had gone to Michigan, where she was visiting her mother, and kidnaped her two children and hid them. Mrs. Darbon was granted a writ of habeas corpus and her husband revealed that he had placed the children in a Catholic school.
  • 09 Jun 1923 Who said the country was dry? Bruce Farmer would like to know. Farmer testified in superior court yesterday that his wife, Emma was drunk for seven days prior to the time he separated from her. He was granted a divorce. Farmer said he wife was in the habit of getting drunk and that when she was unable to buy liquor she got her roomers to buy it for her. Farmer told the court that his wife became violent when she was under the influence of liquor and that she often threw pieces of furniture at his head.
  • 09 Jun 1923 William F. Murphy was granted a divorce from Lydia Murphy. He said he made $30 a week and his wife took every cent of it away from him. He finally persuaded his employers to give hima raise of $2 a week and to pay it to him separately from his weekly check. For a time he used the $2 for spending money, but at last his wife found him out and told him she must have the $2 or he could leave. "I packed up my clothes and left," he said. "I had not had a new suit of clothes for six years." Murphy said he and his wife had not lived together as husband and wife for more than 13 years.
  • 09 Jun 1923 On the testimony that her husband had beaten her black and blue in addition to failure to support her, Henrietta Pyle was granted a divorce from Donald Pyle.
  • 09 Jun 1923 James Cress was granted a limited divorce from Audrey Cress on a charge of abandonment for a perior of two years.
  • 09 Jun 1923 Persis Richards was granted a divorce from Alfred Richards. The plaintiff testified that she and her husband quarreled continually over money matters.
  • 09 Jun 1923 Winnie Jamison filed suit for a divorce from Carl Jamison, 1011 Maumee avenue, charging nonsupport. The couple married in 1913 and separated recently.
  • 09 Jun 1923 Addie Conrad, 3108 South Fairfield avenue, filed suit for divorce from Richard Conrad, charging nonsupport and false accusations.
  • 09 Jun 1923 The marriage of Minnie Mennwisch to Commodore Mathews was annulled by Judge Ryan yesterday. The plaintiff said the defendant had misrepresented his age and wealth to her. It was also alleged that Mathews was of unsound mind at the time of the marriage. Both parties are past middle age. They married on January 1 and live together only seven day. In circuit court Judge Wood ordered the deed to the house and lot which Mathews had given his wife set aside. A property settlement was made out of court.
  • 10 Jun 1923 Mrs. Ruth Pausel, 215 East Williams street, filed suit for a divorce and $1,000 alimony from Ernest Paulsel yesterday in superior court, alleging that he husband had falsely accused her of associating with other men and that he possesses an unreasonalbe temper and called her vile names. The plaintiff wants her maiden name of Ruth Freang restored.
  • 10 Jun 1923 Emma Eaters, 432 Fairmont place, filed a cross-complaint for a limited separation of five years from Wesley Waters, charging that her husband is a "miserly person" and that he allowed her no money with which to buy clothing, but bought things according to his personal ideas without regard for taste or style.
  • 12 Jun 1923 Mrs. Lillie Edwards was granted a divorce from William Edwards and $1,500 alimony by Judge Pro Tem Earl Peters yesterday morning in superior court. She was also given the custody of her two minor children and her husband was ordered to pay $8 a week for their support. The Edwards were first married in 1901. They were divorced in 1904 and remarried in 1905. Mrs. Edwards said her husband often slept with a revolver under his pillow in order to intimidate her.
  • 12 Jun 1923 Anna Pooley was granted a divorce from Edward Pooley. Mrs. Pooley testified that her husband had threatened to kill her and that he had attacked her on one occasion with a butcher knife.
  • 12 Jun 1923 Carolyn Deatrick, 1820 Howell street, filed suit for a divorce from Audra A. Deatrick, proprietor of a soft drink parlor at Wayne Trace and New Haven avenue, alleging that he drinks so much intoxicating liquor that it is impossible for her to live with him She said that her husband had given her only $8 a month since October on which to support herself and her two children. She asks the custody of the children whose ages are 2 years and 8 months, respectively.
  • 12 Jun 1923 Ovid McCracken, a ball player, filed suit for a divorce from Flossie McCracken, charging desertion. McCracken said his wife returned to the home of her parents at Lynn, Ind., three years ago without giving him any reason for her actions.
  • 13 Jun 1923 Charging that her husband constantly boasts of his criminal cleverness and the criminal cleverness of the member of his family and that she fears him because of his cruel treatment of her, Ica Brown filed suit for a divorce from William Brown yesterday in superior court. Mrs. Brown also asks $1,000 alimony. The couple married last November.
  • 13 Jun 1923 Mrs. Maude Bower, 2111 Maumee avenue, filed suit for a divorce from Joel J. Bower, alleging that he accused her of being intimate with her son-in-law, who is many years her junior. She charges that her husband has been guilty of cruel treatment.
  • 13 Jun 1923 Ira W. Eary, 725 Pasadena drive, filed suit for a divorce from Adelia J. Eary, charging desertion.
  • 13 Jun 1923 Lawrence Swearengen, 801 State street filed suit for a divorce from Hazel Swearengen, charging that his wife has been neglecting her home to attend dances with other men.
  • 13 Jun 1923 Judge Rayn granted Myrtle Rice a divorce from Jesse Rice. The plaintiff was given the custody of her children and the defendant was ordered to pay $10 per week to their support.
  • 13 Jun 1923 Maude Peppers was granted a divorce from James Peppers on a charge of non-support and cruel and inhuman treatment. Her maiden name of Maude Angel was restored.
  • 13 Jun 1923 Hazel Miller was granted a divorce from Melvin Miller on a charge of cruel and inhuman treatment.
  • 13 Jun 1923 Judge Ryan granted Iva Widner a divorce from Oscar Widner. The evidence in the case was heard several days ago.
  • 14 Jun 1923 The first June marriage to go on the rocks landed in divorce court yesterday when Marie Ellis, aged 19, filed suit for a divorce from Charles Ellis, age 20. They were married June 2 and separated Sunday, after eight days together. Mrs. Ellis alleges that her young husband wanted to have dates with other girls from the start. She said he told her he was too young to be tied down to one women and that he intended to have a good time. On Sunday, the plaintiff says, Ellis drove her out of the room in which they were living and that she was compelled to return to the home of her parents. She asks a restraining order to prevent Ellis drawing his wages from the Rowlands Furniture company, where he is employed. She also asks that her maiden name of Marie Swain be restored.
  • 14 Jun 1923 Mollie Bell Pifer filed suit for a divorce from Curt L. Pifer. She alleges that the defendant abandoned her 17 years ago, after four years of married life. She says she has not heard of the defendant since 1910 and at that time he was living in Toledo, O.
  • 14 Jun 1923 Judge Ryan granted Esther Peters a divorce from James Peters on a complaint charging non-support.
  • 14 Jun 1923 Elba Scratch testified that Harry Earl Scratch lived with her but six months and that he fave her several beatings during that time. She was granted a divorce.
  • 14 Jun 1923 Nellie Larimore did not appear to be able to remember just what the trouble had been between her husband, Harry Larimore and herself. Judge Ryan continued the case to give the plaintiff a chance to introduce other witnesses.
  • 15 Jun 1923 Edith Wagner filed suit for a two-year separation from John C. Wagner and $3,000 alimony yesterday afternoon in superior court. She alleged that her husband has benn guilty of habitual drunkenness and that he deserted her on June 11. The couple lived at 3319 Braodway and have been married 22 years.
  • 15 Jun 1923 Charity Dickerson filed suit for a divorce from Cecil Dickerson, charging cruel and inhuman treatment.
  • 15 Jun 1923 Raymond Redding filed a cross complaint for divorce from Ethel Redding, alleging cruel an inhuman treatment.
  • 15 Jun 1923 Judge Ryan granted Alta Dunlap a divorce from Edward H. Dunlap on her testimony that her husband failed to support her. She was granted the custody of her children and her husband was charged with their support.
  • 16 Jun 1923 Charles O. Smith, 717 Michaels avenue, filed suit for a divorce from Ellenbeth Smith, charging that she became angry on April 2 and struck him in the face with all her might and then tore his shirt to shreds. He also said his wife had gone joyriding with other men and women and had come home so drunk that he had to put her to bed.
  • 16 Jun 1923 Mason Haughton, 929 Columbia avenue, filed complaint against Pearl C. Haughton, alleging that she has been guilty of cruel and inhuman treatment toward him for a period of two years. The couple married in 1904.
  • 16 Jun 1923 Ruth Pansel dismissed her divorce action against Ernest Pansel.
  • 16 Jun 1923 The divorce action of Harry Narwold against Pearl Narwold was dismissed.
  • 17 Jun 1923 The divorce suit of Mary against Floyd Swisher, which was dismissed June 12 for want of prosecution, was redocketed yesterday.
  • 20 Jun 1923 Alleging that his wife committed perjury in their divorce trial on August 3, 1918, in superior court, John Grotholtman filed suit against Minnie Grotholtman, alias Minnie Elmer, to have the former divorce decree annulled. Since the decree was granted, Grotholtman alleges that his wife has entered a pretended marriage with John Elmer. The plaintiff alleges that his wife was a resident of California at the time the divorce was granted and that she testified that she was a resident of Indiana. She now admits that the decree is ellegal because the court had no jurisdiction on account of the fact that she was a non-resident. Mrs. Grotholtman-Elmer filed a new suit for divorce from John Grotholtman a few days ago. Yesterday Grotholtman filed a cross-complaint, charging his wife with immoral relations with Elmer.
  • 20 Jun 1923 Georgia McGinley filed suit for a limited divorce from Donald McGinley. They married March 8 and separated in May. Mrs. McGinley alleges that her husband has failed to make any provisions for her unborn child. She asks a separation for a period of two years.
  • 20 Jun 1923 Clarice Thompson testified that Harold Thompson treatened to kill her, drank and associated with other women. She was granted a divorce in superior court.
  • 20 Jun 1923 Luolive Buckles was granted a divorce from James Buckles. Both plaintiff and defendant had been married before and the children by the previous marriages were largely the cause of the trouble. The plaintiff was granted $100 alimony.
  • 20 Jun 1923 Nellie Larimore was granted a decree of divorce from Harry Larimore. The evidence was heard Monday.
  • 20 Jun 1923 Special Judge David E. Smith granted Minnie Wyatt a divorce from Marion Wyatt. Mrs. Wyatt testified that her husband was intimate with other women.
  • 20 Jun 1923 Edgar Turney filed a cross-complaint for a divorce from Laura Turney, alleging that she left her small children at the home of a neighbor and went to dances, remaining away from home until mid-night.
  • 20 Jun 1923 Elizabeth Smith filed a cross-complaint for divorce from Charles O. Smith, charging cruel and inhuman treatment. She asked $1,000 alimony.
  • 20 Jun 1923 Mrs. Florence Peters, 832 West Wayne street, filed suit for a divorce from William F. Peters, charging failure to support.
  • 21 Jun 1923 Isaac Strebig married his house keeper and after the marriage she refused to take care of his house, but insisted on having a good time, according to testimony given by Strebig yesterday afternoon in superior court, where he was granted a divorce from Elsie Strebig. During the three months that Mrs. Strebig was his housekeeper she took good care of the establishment. Their married life lasted only three months. On one occassion Mrs. Strebig left home and remained away a week, refusing to tell her husband where she had been.
  • 21 Jun 1923 Mrs. Effie Feichter filed suit for a divorce from Clarence Feichter, and asked $200 alimony and the restoration of her maiden name, which was Effie Traster. She charged that her husband spent his time loafing about soft drink parlors and that he spent most of his money on intoxicating liquor.
  • 22 Jun 1923 Katherine Tackwell charged Benjamin Tackwell with cruel and inhuman treatment and non-support in a complaint filed yesterday in superior court.
  • 22 Jun 1923 Anna M. O'Brien, 421 East Lewis street, filed suit for a divorce from Charles O'Brien, alleging that he struck and beat her.
  • 22 Jun 1923 Stating that she believed her husband, John Croft, is serving a term in a Michigan prison for bootlegging, Mrs. Irene Croft, 1123 Lafayette street, filed suit for a divorce.
  • 22 Jun 1923 Harley Dewitte, 1033 Swinney avenue filed suit for a divorce from Bessie DeWitte, charging that she had refused to live with him and had told him she cares nothing for him.
  • 22 Jun 1923 Alleging that Chelcie Kessler, her husband, had inflicted mental and physical punishment upon her in many ways. Mrs. Anna Keesler, Eel River township, filed a complaint for divorce. She says that she is ill and unable to support her three children. She asks the court to compel her husband to pay her $15 per week for support, during the time the suit is pending.
  • 22 Jun 1923 Judge Ryan granted Ethel O. Monroe a divorce from James Monroe. The evidence in the case was heard last week.
  • 22 Jun 1923 After 24 years of married life, John W. Affolder, 2012 Barr street, filed suit for a divorce from Elizabeth Affolder. Affolder charges his wife with quarreling and nagging.
  • 23 Jun 1923 Ira W. Eary filed suit for a divorce from Adelia J. Eary, charging desertion in 1920.
  • 24 Jun 1923 Mrs. Mabel A. Haag, 1208 Park avenue, yesterday filed suit for divorce from Charles A. Haag and demanded $5,000 alimony. The plaintiff alleged that her husband called her viled names and threatened to do her physical violence. Haag swore in the presence of their little girl and the child began to repeat some of the words, the complaint says.
  • 24 Jun 1923 Mrs. Irene Miskimis, 1755 Hale avenue, filed suit for a divorce from George Miskimis, Philadelphia, Pa. She charged that her husband deserted her a year ago and has failed to support her.
  • 24 Jun 1923 Mrs. Elsie M. Smith, 1035 West Main street, in a complaint for divorce, alleged that her husband deserted her in July, 1919, two years after their marriage.
  • 24 Jun 1923 The suit fo Elsie Eppley against David Eppley for limited separation was dismissed on a motion by the plaintiff.
  • 26 Jun 1923 The married life of Garland Clem, 2308 Crescent avenue, and Earl Clem, butcher at Daniel's meat market, lasted just a year and a day. The couple was married on June 19, 1922, and separated June 20, 1923. Yesterday Mrs. Garland filed suit for a divorce. She alleged that her husband had made threats against her life and that he had struck, kicked and choked her. She asked the custody of their child, Mary Eileen, and a reasonable ammounty of money for its support.
  • 26 Jun 1923 Edythe Frye, Elwood, Ind., filed suit for a divorce from Claude Frye, a cement finisher, working on the New Keenan hotel. The plaintiff says her husband deserted her in March and had refused to support her and her child since that time. She also alleged that he nagged her and told her he did not love her.
  • 26 Jun 1923 Judge Ryan granted a divorce decree to May Miller from Arthur Miller. Mrs. Miller testified that her husband has not lived with her and supported her for a period of two years.
  • 26 Jun 1923 Anna Kesler dismissed her suit for a divorce from Charles Kesler.
  • 26 Jun 1923 The divorce action of Irene Croft against John Croft was dismissed on the motion of the plaintiff.
  • 27 Jun 1923 Elizabeth Seibert, 50, was granted a divorce from Frank M. Seibert, 75, yesterday afternoon by Judge Charles J. Ryan. The couple lived together for about a year and a half after their marriage. The plaintiff said her husband had not supported her for more then two years. Both parties had been married before. Mrs. Seibert had three children by a previous marriage and her husband had six. The children on both sides were not well pleased with the match, is was said. The plaintiff had her former name of Elizabeth Haddock restored.
  • 27 Jun 1923 Judge Ryan entered the decree yesterday in the divorce case of Anna against Harvey Samuel, to whom Former Judge W. N. Ballou granted a divorce December 13, 1918. The clerk's record of the case did not contain the decree, an investigation revealed. One of the parties had since remarried and wished the matter cleared up.
  • 28 Jun 1923 Mrs. Eulalie Anderson filed suit for a divorce from George Anderson yesterday in superior court. The plaintiff said her husband abandoned her in 1919 and she does not know where he is.
  • 29 Jun 1923 Mrs. Flossie Evans filed suit for a divorce from Charles Evans. She alleged that her husband had a quarrelsome temper and often gave her a beating during their two years of married life. He also called her vile names, she said. The plaintiff asked that her maiden name of Flossie Sharp be restored.
  • 29 Jun 1923 Mrs. Florence Louise Wilson, 1520 Crescent avenue, asked a divorce from Frank Wilson. She said in her complaint that her husband deserted her and their child in 1918 and has not supported them since. The last she heard of Wilson he was in Idaho.
  • 30 Jun 1923 Donald Pursley filed suit for a divorce from Jennie B. Pursley yesterday afternoon, charging desertion in May, 1919. The couple was married in February, 1912.
  • 30 Jun 1923 Mildred Heckber, 1916 California avenue, brought suit for divorce from George Heckber, 302 North Clinton street, yesterday. The plaintiff asks the custody of her daughter, Maxine, aged 9. Mrs. Heckber says her husband cursed and slapped her and accused her of infidelity.
  • 30 Jun 1923 Frank B. Miles, automobile salesman, defendant in a suit for limited separation brought by his wife, Tressa, yesterday filed suit for a change of venue from the county.
  • 30 Jun 1923 Judge Ryan granted Hazel B. Johnson a divorce from Clarence C. Johnson on cross-complaint of the wife. The plaintiff charged her husband with cruel and inhuman treatment and loafing.

  • 03 Jul 1923 A girl known as Esther was named as co-respondent in a complaint for divorce late yesterday by Lulu Cleary, 431 Madison street, against Paul Clear. Mrs. Clear alleged that her husband had been guilty of misconduct with a girl whose last name she did not give. She also charged that her husband has falsely accused her of unchastity.
  • 03 Jul 1923 Charging that his wife, Irene Campbell, threatened to shoot him if he did not leave her, Roy Campbell yesterday afternoon filed suit for a divorce. The couple married August 29, 1918. The plaintiff says his wife nagged him, falsely accused him and refused to cook his meals.
  • 03 Jul 1923 Merritt Porter filed suit for a divorce from Ameda Porter. The couple married November 25, 1922 and separated May 31, 1923. Porter says his wife refused to leave the home of her parents in order to live with him.
  • 03 Jul 1923 Marie Harrison, 18, of 1437 Broadway, filed a divorce complaint against Esco Harrison, age 19, now living in Vincennes. The couple lived together only nine months and during that time Mrs. Harrison received several whippings, according to the complaint. The plaintiff says she was forced to leave home and find work.
  • 03 Jul 1923 Mrs. Blanche Sanders, 1107 Summit street, filed suit for a divorce from George Sanders, a member of the fire department at Ypsilanti, Mich. She says her husband abandoned her about a year ago, after 13 years of married life. He also accused her of immorality, she avers.
  • 03 Jul 1923 Myrtle D. Hamilton, 619 Fry street, filed suit for a five-year limited separation from Wilson A. Hamilton. She alleges that her husband failed to support her and ordered her to get a job so that she might earn her own living. She asks $15 per week for support for five years.
  • 03 Jul 1923 Judge Ryan granted Edith Avy a divorce from Joseph Avy and restored the plaintiff's maiden name of Edith Daniels. The plaintiff testified that her husband drank, struck her, and falsely accused her.
  • 03 Jul 1923 Frank E. Schlosser, of near Huntertown, was granted a divorce from Ruth Schlosser. The plaintiff testified that his wife frequently went riding with other men.
  • 04 Jul 1923 Mrs. Grace L. Gale, Beaver and Cottage avenues, yesterday filed suit for a limited separation from LeRoy C. Gale, proprietor of the Globe Tire Repair and Paint shop, 1017 Broadway. She alleged that her husband had anticipated her action for divorce and in an effort to cheat her out of alimony had deceived her into signing her name to a deed which transferred their property to his father, Charles Gale. She asks that the deed be set aside and that the court give her a "reasonable" amount of alimony. The plaintiff charges cruel and inhuman treatment and alleges that her husband refused to accompany her into society, but enjoyed himself with other people while he pretended to her that he was at work. She says he left her at home almost every night while he went out and had a good time. A restraining order was issued to prevent Gale or his father from disposing of the property.
  • 04 Jul 1923 Nellie Coalter, 1819 Luther street, filed suit for a divorce and $500 alimony from Harry Coalter. She alleges cruel and inhuman treatment. The couple married in 1918 and separated a few days ago.
  • 04 Jul 1923 Mrs. Ina E. Pickett brought suit for a divorce from Wilbur C. Pickett. She alleges that her husband stayed out late at night without any explanation and that he quarreled without provocation.
  • 07 Jul 1923 Walter S. Shaw filed suit for a divorce from Dasie Shaw and asked the custody of their three small children. Shaw says his wife refused to fix his lunches, refused to cook for him and to do the family washing. She also struck and cursed him, he alleges.
  • 07 Jul 1923 Mrs. Tvetanka V.N. Shiskcoff filed suit to have her marriage to Vangel Shiskcoff, of Indianapolis annulled. Mrs. Shiskcoff said she came to Indianapolis an immigrant girl from Bulgaria and was unable to read, write or speak English. Shiskcoff, also a Bulgarian, who has spent many years in the United States, made love to her and told her that he was worth $25,000, she says. After her marriage to Shiskcoff, she alleges, she found that he owned nothing but an automobile, which he had to sell to pay for the marriage license and compensate the minister who married them. She alleges that her husband tried to get her to engage in immoral conduct in order to support him. The couple separated and Mrs. Shiskcoff came to Fort Wayne.
  • 07 Jul 1923 Harley Peck, Jefferson township, filed suit for a divorce from Catherine Peck, alleging that his wife threw his clothing out of the house and told him never to return.
  • 07 Jul 1923 Mrs. Katie Bogdon, 106 East Columbia Street, brought suit for divorce from Anton Bogdon, charging desertion.
  • 08 Jul 1923 Pauline McDaniels filed suit for a divorce from Roy McDaniels yesterday, charging that her husband was cruel to her, that he failed to provide for her, that he left her and she does not know his present address. The couple have a child which is 2 years old.
  • 08 Jul 1923 Judge Ryan, of the superior court granted a divorce to Augusta Fuller, who alleged that her husband, Henry C. Fuller, abused her, choked her and on one occasion threatened to throe her into the river after a family quarrel. The plaintiff's maiden name of Augusta Yantz was restored.
  • 08 Jul 1923 Beulah Klingenberger was granted a divorce from Walter F. Klingenberger and the plaintiff's maiden name of Beulah Smead was restored. Mrs. Klingenberger charged cruel and inhuman treatment.
  • 08 Jul 1923 Charles Lyons was granted a decree from Emma Lyons, who ran away with another man, according to her husband. The evidence was heard Friday.
  • 08 Jul 1923 Inez Jones dismissed her cross-complaint for a divorce from Otto Jones.
  • 08 Jul 1923 Effie Schultz dismissed her suit for a divorce from Steven Schultz.
  • 08 Jul 1923 Christ Smith dismissed his suit for a divorce from Adaline Smith.
  • 10 Jul 1923 Anna K. Fordyce, 1019 Fairfield avenue, was granted a divorce from B. F. Fordyce, salesman, yesterday and was given a judgement for $1,000 alimony. Mrs. Fordyce charged her husband with non-support and cruel treatment. Her former name of Anna Schuller was restored.
  • 10 Jul 1923 Laura Driscoil, 130 Douglass avenue, filed suit for a divorce from Edward Driscoil and asked $5,000 alimony. She charged her husband with drunkenness and non-support.
  • 10 Jul 1923 Anna Tucker, 1403 West Main street, filed suit for a divorce from Winfield Tucker, charging that her husband struck and beat her. She asks the custody of her three children.
  • 10 Jul 1923 Walter A. Ruge, mail carrier, filed suit for a divorce from Gertrude C. Ruge, saying his wife refused to live with him any longer.
  • 10 Jul 1923 Dorothy M. Railing, 2048 Lafayette street, filed suit for a divorce from Thomas Railing, charging non-support.
  • 10 Jul 1923 Henry Sherwood, salesman, filed suit for divorce from Isabel Sherwood, slleging that her husband left her last May without cause and has refused to live with her.
  • 11 Jul 1923 Avis Van Gundy was granted a divorce from Orville Van Gundy, taxicab driver, by Judge Charles J. Ryan, of the superior court. The plaintiff had has name by a former marriage, Avis Dunlap, restored. The couple was married February 7 and separated March 1. Mrs. Van Gundy said her husband failed to how her the proper attention.
  • 11 Jul 1923 Chester Smith was granted a decree of divorce from Mary Smith. The evidence in the case was heard several days ago.
  • 11 Jul 1923 The case of Harry Ross against Edith Ross to set aside a judgement for alimony was dismissed.
  • 11 Jul 1923 Ethel Haristein filed suit for a divorce from Paul Hartstein and asked $1,000 alimony. Mrs. Hartstein alleged improper support.
  • 11 Jul 1923 Alma Hunter brought suit for a divorce from Bryce Hunter, charging non-support.
  • 11 Jul 1923 Daisy Shaw filed a cross-complaint for divorce from Walter Shaw, charging that he falsely accused her of associating with other men.
  • 12 Jul 1923 Leo B. Schlink, railroader, was granted a divorce from Eileen Schlink and was given the custody of this three children yesterday by Judge Ryan in superior court. Schlink testified that his wife has been guilty of associating with other men and that she would be gone from home for several days at a time, leaving the children with him.
  • 12 Jul 1923 Eunice Bolt was granted a divorce from James Bolt on her testimony that her husband had failed to support her for a period of four years.
  • 12 Jul 1923 Fred A. Cooper was granted a divorce from Blanche E. Cooper. The plaintiff said his wife had refused to live with him.
  • 12 Jul 1923 Catherine Peck filed a cross-complaint for divorce from Harley Peck. She testified that her husband entertained other women in their home while she was visiting in Philadelphia, Pa. She said she found a woman's diamond ring in her bedroom when she returned home.
  • 12 Jul 1923 Bessie Ramsey filed suit for a divorce from Floyd Ramsey, charging non-support.
  • 12 Jul 1923 Lucile Shroyer filed suit for divorce from Wilbur Shroyer, 1030 Columbia avenue, alleging failure to provide.
  • 13 Jul 1923 Lovie Gunn, 1618 South Calhoun street, filed suit for a divorce from Walter Gunn yesterday alleging that he spent the greater part of his time loafing about pool rooms and soft drink parlors. He frequently came home drunk and threatened to kill her, the complaint alleges. They were married last January. She alleges that she was constantly abused prior to their separation a few days ago; also the her husband failed to support her. Gunn is an employe of the Wabash railroad.
  • 14 Jul 1923 Mildred Wright was granted a divorce from Dewey Wright yesterday afternoon by Judge Pro Tem R. Earl Peters in superior court. Mrs. Wright testified that her husband had been guility of cruel and inhuman treatment.
  • 14 Jul 1923 Carrie L. Forker, 705 1/2 West Jefferson street, won a divorce from Claude Eugene Forker. The plaintiff alleged that her husband failed to provide for her, that he falsely accused her of going with other men and that he refused to allow her friends and relative to visit her.
  • 14 Jul 1923 In the divorce action of Mabel Haag against Charles Haag, Jr., the Peoples Trust & Savings Co. filed a showing that it had $1,234 on deposit for the defendant when the restraining order was issued.
  • 14 Jul 1923 An injunction to prevent his wife from bringing a divorce suit against him was asked yesterday in superior court by John L. Johnson in a suit filed in superior court. Johnson says that his wife, Joyce Johnson, 1815 Monroe street, is about to start her third divorce action against him. He alleges that she has no grounds for a divorce and that she is bringing the suits for the puruse of harassing him. He alleges that he will eventually be reduced to pauperism if he cannot find a means to prevent the divorce suit. Last November Mrs. Johnson brought suit for divorce and secured a restraining order which prevented her husband from staying at home. Johnson says he was compelled to pay his wife $10 per week, in addition to light, water and gas bills, his own board and attorneys' fees for himself and his wife. The couple became reconciled and the suit was dismissed. A short time later a second suit was filed and was benued to Dekalb county. The suit was continued several times when Mrs. Johnson failed to appear for trial. When she did appear she told Johnson, he claims, that unless he gave her an uncontested divorce and $600 alimony she would dismiss the suit and filed another. Johnson refused and the suit was dismissed. He says she is now preparing to refile another.
  • 15 Jul 1923 Roy C. Andrew, formerly of New York city, filed suit against his wife Mrs. Janice D. Andrews, 220 West Wayne street yesterday, to recover $900 which Andrew alleges he entrusted to the care of his wife while he made a trip to Detroit recently. When he returned, he said, he found that she had deposited it in the bank to her own credit and refused to return it to him. She ordered him out of the house and now refuses to live with him, according to the complaint. Andrew claims that his wife has spent $3,000 since they were married, January 16. Andrew said he "came west to get married and got jipped."
  • 15 Jul 1923 Mrs. Elizabeth Boldt, 1805 John street, who was married 38 years ago and was deserted by her husband, Rudolph Boldt, 13 years ago, was granted a divorce yesterday by Judge Pro Tem Earl Peters in superior court.
  • 15 Jul 1923 Mrs. Hazel Kiefer was granted a divorce from Edward Kiefer on a desertion charge. Mrs. Kiefer said her husband is now living in Gary.
  • 15 Jul 1923 The case of Sylbia Ross, 136 West Jefferson street, against Charles Ross, was continued for further evidence. Mrs. Ross charged that her husband failed to support her properly.
  • 17 Jul 1923 When Herbert Perlberg was courting May Perlberg, Edsall avenue, she has visions of herself driving along Michigan boulevard, Chicago, in a limousine, living in the "grand style" socially and being the head of a household as fine as money could buy. She told the story of her disillousionment yesterday in the superior court where she was granted a divorce. She said she found all of the representations of Perlberg were false, when he told her he had a fine home and money in Chicago. Mrs. Perlberg went to Chicago after her marriage where she learned from her father-in-law, she said, that his son was "not worth a continental and never had been." The father-in-law gave her money to return here. After her marriage, Mrs. Perlberg said, she was forced to work at a local hotel. One day while she was busy, she said, her husband came to the hotel and wanted to talk to her. She could not stop just then, so he grabbed her by the hair and dragged her out of the hotel. A policeman who saw the fight arrested Perlberg, and Mrs. Perlberg not wanting to be disgraced by having her husband in jail, she testified, paid his fine of $25. The first thing he did after his release was to give her a beating, telling her that "she caused it all in the first place." The couple lived together only a few days.
  • 17 Jul 1923 The divorce suit of Mabel Haag against Charles Haag, Jr. was dismissed by the plaintiff.
  • 17 Jul 1923 Clara Bauer dismissed her divorce suit against Raymond Bauer.
  • 17 Jul 1923 Mildred Ringwalt, Maysville road, filed suit for a divorce from Grover Ringwalt, and asked $1,000 alimony in addition to an allowance of $50 a month for the support of her daughter. Mrs. Ringwalt alleges that her husband has a quarrelsome disposition and that he has frequently been guilty of cruel treatment toward her.
  • 17 Jul 1923 Henry Baker filed suit for a divorce from Luella Baker, charging that his wife persisted in frequenting public dance halls and public parks without him. She has told him, he alleges, that she is tired of married life and desires to be free. The couple married in December, 1921, and separated Jul 12, 1923.
  • 17 Jul 1923 Louisa Gillham filed suit for a divorce from Arthur Gillham, charging nonsupport. The couple were married in 1919 and separated in 1922. They have two children of whom the plaintiff asks the custody.
  • 17 Jul 1923 Hattie Debolt filed suit for a divorce from Chancey Debolt, charging nonsupport and alleging that her husband had threatened to kill her.
  • 17 Jul 1923 Mrs. Frances Hougendobler, 3725 Hanna street, asked a divorce from Ervin Hougendobler, a brakeman on the Pennsylvania raidroad, alleging that her husband knocked her down twice on July 4. She also asks $500 alimony.
  • 17 Jul 1923 Ernest Imbody, who said he had given his wife, Grace, another chance since he filed his first complaint several weeks ago, filed a supplementary complaint yesterday. He said the reconciliation came to an end when he found his wife entertaining other men in their home.
  • 17 Jul 1923 Mrs. Euhenie Hayes, colored, 453 Holman street, filed suit against Henry Hayes, alleging cruel and inhuman treatment. She asks that her maiden name of Eugenie Pullman be restored.
  • 17 Jul 1923 Mrs. Elza Taylor, colored, 1811 John street, asks a divorce from John Taylor. The plaintiff said she believed her husband is in Detroit living with another woman.
  • 18 Jul 1923 William Eppert Filed suit for a divorce from Eva Eppert yesterday, charging desertion.
  • 18 Jul 1923 Nellie Coalter dismissed her suit for divorce against Harry J. Coalter.
  • 19 Jul 1923 Clarence B. Schwalm asked a divorce from his bride of seven months, Marie Schwalm, alleging that she left his bed and board and has refused to heed his pleading to return.
  • 19 Jul 1923 May Shumm filed a complaint for divorce and $900 alimony from Fred Shumm. She charged her husband with gambling and cruel and inhuman treatment.
  • 19 Jul 1923 Carrie Koons filed suit for divorce from Stanley Koons alleging failure to provide and quarrelsomeness. The couple was married about a year ago. The plaintiff asks that her maiden name of Carrie Biery be restored.
  • 19 Jul 1923 Carrie Neuenschwander, 1242 Home avenue, filed suit for a divorce from Daniel Neuenschwander, an employe of the Standard Oil company, and demanded $5,000 alimony. She complains that her husband has been guilty of associating with other women and that he deserted her a short time ago.
  • 19 Jul 1923 Eleanor Friend, 1923 Calhoun street, sued for a limited separation of five years from Walter R. Friend yesterday. The complaint said that Friend ran around nights with other women and that he refused to speak to his wife for days at a time.
  • 20 Jul 1923 Elmina Ort, plaintiff in a suit against Cyril Ort, alleged that her husband kept company with other women and falsely accused her of keeping company with other men. The couple married in May, 1922, and lived together until a few days ago.
  • 20 Jul 1923 Nonsupport was the charge made by Bertha Justus, 342 1/2 Montgomery street, in a complaint for divorce from Clarence Justus. The couple was married in 1914.
  • 20 Jul 1923 Olive Haviland filed suit for a divorce from Grant Haviland, alleging nonsupport. The couple married in 1913.
  • 20 Jul 1923 William Folger filed suit for a divorce from Julia Folger, charging that she deserted him in 1916 after three years of married life.
  • 20 Jul 1923 Lynn O. Parker, 936 Lake avenue, brought a divorce action against Jessie L. Parker. He says Mrs. Parker has left him and does not know where she is.
  • 20 Jul 1923 Ruth Paulsen filed suit for a divorce from Ernest Paulsen, railroader, charging cruel and inhuman treatment. She asks $1,000 alimony and the restoration of her maiden name, Ruth Freang.
  • 20 Jul 1923 Roy C. Andrews, former New Yorker, who recently sued his local bride, Janice D. Andrew for $900, claiming that she refused to return the money which he gave to her to keep while he made a trip to Detroit, dismissed his suit yesterday.
  • 21 Jul 1923 LaVina Snyder sued for a divorce from John Snyder , charging that he is possessed of a violent and uncontroliable temper and that he frequently coused and abused her. Mrs. Snyder asks the custody of their daughter, Mart Macbeth Snyder, age 12. The couple was married in 1907 and separated in 1923.
  • 22 Jul 1923 Alleging that her husband, Lester Brown, would leave her alone every night until midnight or later, Dorothy Brown yesterday filed suit for a divorce from Lester Brown. The couple was married in June, 1922, and the plaintiff says that Brown refused to provide a home for her. He boasted of his associations with other women, according to the complaint. Mrs. Brown asks that her maiden name of Dorothy Thurber be restored.
  • 22 Jul 1923 Mrs. Irene Jarrett, 440 Madison street, filed suit for a divorce from James Jarrett, alleging non-support. The compliant charges that Harrett refused to build a fire when his wife was confined to her bed with a stroke of paralysis. He left her on August 7, 1922, and has not contributed to her support since that time, the complaint says.
  • 22 Jul 1923 Mrs. Pearl Herr, 1424 Green street, asked a divorce from Charles D. Herr, alleging cruel and inhuman treatment. The plaintiff says Herr had reused to live with her any more.
  • 22 Jul 1923 Judge Pro Tem C. Byron Hayes yesterday set aside the support order in the divorce case of Ethel Redding against Raymond Redding, when the defendant filed a petition saying that his wife is seeking to delay the trial of the suit in order that she may still collect the support money. Mrs. Redding filed a motion for a change of venue from the court a few minutes later. The case was to be tried Monday in superior court.
  • 24 Jul 1923 Custom would hardly permit a married woman to make a social call in her bare feet. William Lispcomb took advantage of the custon and burned his wife's shoes so she would have to stay at home, according to the complaint for divorce filed yesterday afternoon in superior court by Altha Lispcomb, 2508 Zollinger avenue. Mrs. Lispcomb further charged that her husband failed to support her so it was hard to get new shoes. The couple had been married only two months, she claims, when the shoes were cast into the fiery furnace. That was last fall, but they managed to live together until a few weeks ago. Mrs. Lispcomb says her husband frequently became intoxicated and that he would strike and beat her on such occasions. She asks that her maiden name of Altha Green be restores.
  • 24 Jul 1923 Alva H. Van Horn, contractor, 430 East Suttenfield street, yesterday filed suit for a divorce from Isabelle Van Horn, charging desertion in 1919.
  • 24 Jul 1923 Blanche Schidler, 1229 Scott avenue, was granted a divorce from Howard Schideler, taxicab driver, yesterday afternoon in superior court and was given the custody of her two children, Earl Richard, 4, and Betty Louise, 3. The defendant was ordered to pay $10 a week to the support of the children. Mrs. Schideler testified that her husband had associated with other women and had failed to support her and their children. Mrs. Schideler said she did not know where her husband is at the present time. Schideler's father was in court. He said he wnated to do the right thing by the children.
  • 24 Jul 1923 Lucile C. Proxmire, 1920 West Main street, was granted a divorce from James Proxmire, on a charge of cruel and inhuman treatment. Proxmire was awarded the custody of his son, 11, and Mrs. Proxmire was given the custody of her daughter, 4. Proxmire was ordered to pay his wife $20 a month for the support of the little girl.
  • 24 Jul 1923 Charles Herr filed a cross-complaint for divorce from Pearl Herr. He charged that his wife would drive by his home in an automobile with other men. He told her that she must stop associating with other men or leave his home. She left, he said, and filed suit for a divorce.
  • 24 Jul 1923 Roy McDaniels filed a cross-complaint for a divorce from Pauline McDaniels, alleging that she has been guilty of associating with other men.
  • 24 Jul 1923 Bryce Hunter filed a cross-complaint for divorce from Alma Hunter, charging infidelity.
  • 25 Jul 1923 Hugh Shadle, 1129 South Clinton street, alleged in his complaint filed yesterday that his wife, Mary Shadle, deserted him a few weeks ago and went to Texas with another man. He says he believes that the defendant is now in Houston, Tex.
  • 25 Jul 1923 Alice Summers, 2516 Caroline avenue, charged Orin Summers with intoxication and non-support. They were married in 1921.
  • 25 Jul 1923 Alleging that Hames Arthur Headrick cursed her and charged her with missconduct, Bertha Headrick, of Parnell avenue, filed a complaint for divorce asking the custody of her child, James Arthur, Jr., 4. The couple were married in 1918.
  • 25 Jul 1923 Altha Weaver asked a divorce from Elmer Weaver, alleging that she had to work in a department store to support herself and her son, Charles, 10. She said her husband cursed her, struck her and was fuilty of associating with other women.
  • 25 Jul 1923 Jennie Breem, pastry cook in the S.F. Bowser restaurant, Olive street, sued for a divorce from Harry Breem, charging infidelity.
  • 25 Jul 1923 Ida Maloney, 1708 Hayden street, was granted a divorce from Maurice J. Maloney, on a charge of desertion. The case was heard by Judge Pro Tem Byron C. Hayes in superior court.
  • 26 Jul 1923 Fay Carpenter was granted a divorce from Floyd Carpenter yesterday afternoon in superior court by Judge Pro Tem C. Byron Hayes. The plaintiff testified that she was married in 1919 and that she and her husband separated this spring. Mrs. Carpenter alleged that she had to live at the home of her parents and that her husband only partly supported her and her child, Marjorie. Mrs. Carpenter was given the custody of the child.
  • 26 Jul 1923 Pearl Brussie filed suit for a divorce from Joseph Brussie, charging cruel and inhuman treatment. She also asks the custody of her two children and $1,000 alimony. The couple was married in 1919.
  • 26 Jul 1923 Mrs. Me Fremion, 1918 Weisser Park avenue, filed suit for a divorce from Elmer Fremion, dairyman. She said her husband ordered her to leave home in January and that while she was packing her things to leave he gave her such a beating that she was compelled to spend two weeks in bed.
  • 27 Jul 1923 Rose Elett was granted a divorce from Clarence Elett yesterday afternoon in superior court. Mrs. Elett testified that her husband was guilty of cruel and inhuman treatment. Her maiden name of Rose Martin was restored.
  • 27 Jul 1923 Charging that his wife refused to keep house for him, but worked downtown as an insurance agent, Virgil A. Wort yesterday filed suit for a divorce. Mrs. Wort named Michael Cline as co-respondent.
  • 27 Jul 1923 Mrs. Mae Patterson, 432 East Lewis street, filed a complaint asking a divorce from Clark Patterson. She charged that her husband had falsely accused her of associating with other men and had resueated her to get a divorce.
  • 27 Jul 1923 In a complaint for divorce Mrs. Emily Upgraft, 613 Lavina street, charged that Cleo H. Upgraft was lazy and indolent and insisted upon her getting out and earning her own living.
  • 27 Jul 1923 Mildred Ringwalt dismissed her suit for a divorce from Grover Rindwalt.
  • 28 Jul 1923 Lee Wood, who was sentenced to serve a year and one day in the federal prison at Atlanta, Ga. when Judge Anderson, of the federal court found his guilty of conspriacy to violate the federal motot vehicle act on March 7, was made defendant in a suit for divorce filed yesterday afternoon in superior court by his wife, Emme Wood. She mentions that her husband was convicted of a felony. Wood is alleged to have assisted Frank Firth with a scheme for disposing of solen automobiles. Fifth was alleged to have been a menber of the McCulloch gang of automobile bandits which was broken up by the local police in January, 1922. Mrs. Wood asks the custody of her four children. The couple were married in 1910.
  • 28 Jul 1923 Emma Fetters was granted a divorce from Herome Fetters yesterday afternoon by Judge Charles J. Ryan on her cross-complaint. Mrs. Fetters testified that her husband did not properly provide for her, that he cursed her and swore at her and left her alone while he called at the home of his mother. Mrs. Fetters told the judge that it was impossible for her to ever live with Fetters again.
  • 29 Jul 1923 Charging that her husband, Hayden Miller, had deserted her 12 times in the 20 years they have been married, Mrs. Hattie E. Miller, 1321 Main street, yesterday filed suit for a divorce. Mrs. Miller asked the custody of her three children. The plaintiff also alleged that her husband had cursed and swore at her and had falsely accused her of associating with other men, while he admitted going out with other women.
  • 29 Jul 1923 Carl F. Bohley, 1226 Swinney avenue, filed suit for divorce from Gladys Bohley. Bohley said his wife left him a month ago for California, after informing him that she did not intend to return. The plaintiff alleged that his wife refused to perform her household duties and was suilty of unbecoming acts.
  • 29 Jul 1923 Graces Toles Dismissed her divorce suit against John O. Toles.
  • 31 Jul 1923 Twenty-three days of married life was enough to convince Goldie Barter that her husband Raymond Barter did not love her, the former told Judge Charles J. Ryan, of the superior court yesterday afternoon. Mrs. Barter was granted a divorce. She charged Barter with cruel and inhuman treatment and said he neglected her from the first. The plaintiff had her maiden name of Goldie Werstler restored.
  • 31 Jul 1923 Charles Hathaway filed suit for a divorce from his wife, Lennie Hathaway, alleging that she deserted him on two occasions to live with other men. After staying with them for several weeks she returned to him and asked him to take her back, the plaintiff alleged. He asked the custody of his child.
  • 31 Jul 1923 Bernice Clark, taxi driver, filed a cross complaint for a divorce from Lavern Clark. Among other allegations, he said his wife brougth her entire family to his house and kept them there for a period of three months. Her mother promoted family strife, the cross-complaint says.
  • 31 Jul 1923 Angeline Nardo filed complaint for a divorce from Frank Nardo, alleging cruel and inhuman treatment and nonsupport.
  • 31 Jul 1923 Mrs. Nora Miller, R.R. 10, filed suit for a divorce from Oscar Miller, an employe of the Bass foundry, alleging that he slept with a bottle of chloroform under his pillow and she feared that he intended to take both her live and his own.
  • 31 Jul 1923 Helen Cooper, colored, 128 Eureka street, filed suit for a divorce from Jack Cooper, charging that Cooper failed to support her.
  • 31 Jul 1923 Mrs. Sophia Abajah, who is defendant in a divorce suit brought by her husband, Fred Abajah, yesterday filed a petition asking the possession of her four children. Three of the children are in St. Vincent's orphans home and the fourth is in an institution at Lafayette. The children were placed in the institutions by their father, it is alleged. Mrs. Abajah also had her husband cited for comtempt of court for failure to pay attorneys fees.
  • 31 Jul 1923 The divorce suit of Carl Bohley against Gladys Bohley was dismissed.

  • 01 Aug 1923 Edna Sobine was granted a divorce from William Sobine, on a charge of cruel and inhuman treatment.
  • 01 Aug 1923 Joyce Johnson, 181 Monroe street, filed suit for a divorce from John L. Johnson and asked $1,000 alimony. She charged that he is quarelsome and that his actions make life with him unbearable.
  • 01 Aug 1923 Mae P. Liebig, 412 East Pontiac street, asked a divorce from Joseph Liebig, a garage owner. She also demands $3,000 alimony. She charges him with failure to provide and with keeping late hours.
  • 01 Aug 1923 Margaret Carey filed a compliant for a divorce from Samuel Carey, charging intoxication and failure to provide.
  • 01 Aug 1923 Virginia Cartwright was granted a divorce from Waveland Cartwright by Sepcial Judge E. Byron Hays. The testimony was heard several days ago.
  • 02 Aug 1923 Evidence in the divorce case of Lawrence Brake, former service man, against Hazel Brake was heard yesterday afternoon in superior court by Judge Pro Tem R. Earl Peters. The court said he would grant Brake the divorce and give Mrs. Brake the custody of their 3-year-old child. The jusgement will not be entered until this morning when the court will decide how much the father is to pay toward the support of the child. Mr. Brake testified that he contracted tuberculosis during the World war and is now receiving $72 a month from the government, because of his inability to work. It was said that the government will pay $3.50 a week toward the support of the child unti he is 18 years of age. Judge Peters said he did not think the sum would be sufficient to take care of the child. One of the reasons why Mrs. Brake said she would not live any longer with her husband was that she was afraid she might contract the disease.
  • 02 Aug 1923 Emma Craing, Rural Route No. 7, filed suit for a divorce from James Craig, alleging non-support. The couple married 13 years ago.
  • 03 Aug 1923 Mary Maack, age 18, was granted a divorce from Milton Maack, age 24, yesterday by Judge Pro Tem R. Earl Peters. They were married two years ago and have a child 18 months old. Mrs. Maack told the court that her husband had never contributed one cent to the support of herself and baby. She said he had left the state and she did not know where he is. The judge entered an order for Maack to pay $5 a week to the support of the child.
  • 03 Aug 1923 Ahdelia Hoover was granted a divorce from James Hoover on charges of nonsupport and abandonment. Her maiden name of Ahdelia Woods was restored.
  • 03 Aug 1923 Lawrence Brake, former service man, was granted a divorce from Hazel Brake on testimony heard Wednesday. Mrs. Brake was given the custody of her son Robert, age 3. The plaintiff who receives compensation from the government was ordered to pay $30 a month to the support of the child.
  • 03 Aug 1923 Rosa Jackson, cook at the Harman restaurant, filed suit yesterday afternoon for a divorce from Jesse Jackson. She charged that Jackson pulled her hair and scratched her face and on July 23 served an ultimatum on her that he was leaving her and never expected to return. The plaintiff alleges that her husband has saved a great deal of money to buy a home. She asks $1,500 alimony.
  • 03 Aug 1923 Prentice Cole, 1301 Huestis avenue, filed suit for a divorce from Eugene Cole, charging failure to provide and cruel and inhuman treatment. She asks the custody of her two children, Marjery, 3, and Marie, age 1.
  • 03 Aug 1923 The divorce action of Bertha Headrick against James Arthur Headrick was dismissed.
  • 03 Aug 1923 The divorce suit of Ethel Litzenberger against Solomon Litzenberger was dismissed.
  • 04 Aug 1923 A suit for divorce and $3,000 alimony was filed against George Killen, of San Francisco, yesterday afternoon by Mrs. Helen Killen, 3132 Fairfiled avenue. The plaintiff also asked the custody of her two children. The couple was married in 1915 and separated in 1919. Mrs. Killen alleged failure to support.
  • 04 Aug 1923 Ellen Chambers, colored, was granted a divorce from Kenneth Chambers, colored. Mrs. Chambers was granted the custody of her son Eddie, age 9, and the defendant was ordered to pay $5 per week to the support of the boy.
  • 04 Aug 1923 A change of venue from the judge in the divorce case of Violet Kistler against Jay Kiestler was asked yesterday by the defendant in superior court.
  • 04 Aug 1923 "You are so wicked that when you die nobody will act as ballbearer at your funeral and no preacher will preach a sermon over you," was one of the bitter remarks that Louise C. Stokes, 45, hurled at her husband, John Stokes, 75, according to the cross-complaint for divorce filed in superior court yesterday by Stokes. Stokes is proprietor of a boarding house at 416 West Jefferson street. He is one of the oldest men who ever asked a divorce in a local court. Stokes claims that he is one of the worst abused and most hen-pecked husbands in Fort Wayne. He alleges that he is so feeble that he is unable to walk more than a block without stopping to rest, while his wife leaves him almost every night and stays until midnight. The couple has been married for 23 years. At the time of the marriage Mrs. Stokes was without money and her husband had to buy her wedding clothes, the complaint says. He claims that he has turned over all of his wages to her for a number of years. He says that he drew $450 from the United Order of Foresters and intended to use the money to pay his burila expenses when he died, but that his wife has taken possession of the money and will not let him have it. Once when Stokes was ill his wife threatened to put him in an asylum and did put him in the county jail for a month, the complaint says. Mrs. Stokes is alleged to have other money which her husband has given her and a restraining order was issued against the banks in which she has it on deposit in order to prevent her from spending or disposing of it.
  • 05 Aug 1923 Hazel B. Southern filed suit in superior court yesterday for a divorce from Walter Southern, alleging cruel and inhuman treatment and non-support. The plaintiff also asks custody of her daughter, Betty, age 3. The couple married in 1919.
  • 05 Aug 1923 Joseph Vining, truck driver, filed suit for divorce from Hazel Vining, charging that his wife falsely accused him of associating with other women. The couple was married in 1914 and separated a short time ago. They have an adopted child, Helen, age 5.
  • 05 Aug 1923 Bridget Carrol, 607 Montgomery street, filed suit for a five-year limited divorce from Michael Carrol. The couple separated April 7 and since that time Mrs. Carrol says her husband has not contributed a cent to her support, although she had appealed to him by mail, personally and through her attorney.
  • 08 Aug 1923 Henry Krick of Monroeville was granted a divorce from Bertha Krick yesterday by Judge Charles J. Ryan, of the superior court. The couple had lived together for 17 years. One of the causes of the divorce, according to Krick was that his wife wanted him to buy a sedan, when he was unable to afford it. One day when he was ill, he said, his wife packed up her belongings and moved away. He has not seen her since.
  • 08 Aug 1923 Thelma Daetweiler was granted aa divorce from Ernest C. Daetweiler and had her maiden name of Thelma Hendricks restored. The plaintiff said her husband left her in May, 1921, without giving any reason. She said he had not supported her since.
  • 08 Aug 1923 The evidence was heard in the case of Mary Baker against Frank Baker, for divorce and was continued by the court. Mrs. Baker said her husband is an habitual drunkard and that she was often forced to sleep in their barn because of his cruelty.
  • 08 Aug 1923 Emma Waters was granted a divorce from Wesley Waters on her cross-complaint, charging cruel and inhuman treatment. The property rights were settled out of court. R. Earl Peters was special judge in the case.
  • 08 Aug 1923 Charles Wishon was named co-respondent in a complaint for divorce filed by Camden Baker against Lucy Baker. The couple married in 1916 and separated in 1923.
  • 08 Aug 1923 Frances Hunter filed suit for a divorce from Will Hunter, alleging cruel and inhuman treatment.
  • 08 Aug 1923 Goldie Butz filed a cross-complaint for a divorce from Robert Butz, 1117 Ohio street, and asked $2,000 alimony.
  • 08 Aug 1923 Walter Southern, who sued his wife, Hazel Southern, 808 Putnam street for divorce Saturday was made defendant in a cross-complaint filed yesterday by his wife. Mrs. Southern alleges that her husband has become infatuated with a "girl who wears red shoes."
  • 09 Aug 1923 Mrs. Bessie Johnson, 2509 Euclid avenue, mother of six children under 12 years of age, yesterday filed suit for a limited divorce from Otto Johnson. The plaintiff alleges cruel and inhuman treatment and non-support. The couple was married in 1910 and separated several days ago.
  • 09 Aug 1923 Ethel Asimakopolou filed suit for a divorce from John Asimakopolou, yesterday for a second time within a few months. The first action was abandoned when the defendant promised to reform, the complaint says. Mrs. Asimakopolou charges that her husband swore at her, choked her and beat her.
  • 09 Aug 1923 Bernice Clark filed a petition asking the custody of his young son for at least one day a week. The boy is now in the possession of Lavern Clark, his mother. Clark alleges that his wife has threatened to take the child to Terre Haute pending the trial of her suit for divorce.
  • 09 Aug 1923 Mrs. Joyce Johnson, who recently filed her third divorce suit against her husband, John L. Johnson, within a year, yesterday brought a petition into superior court asking an allowance for support. Just before Mrs. Johnson brought her last suit her husband filed a suit for injunction to prevent her from starting the action, saying that her only purpose was to ruin him financially or harass him until he let her have an uncontested divorce with alimony. The injunction suit was not tried. Mrs. Johnson, in her petition yesterday, denied the allegation of her husband that she did not want a divorce. She said she wanated one and is determined to have it.
  • 10 Aug 1923 "He refused to support me. He gave me a beating, took my last $15 and skipped." This brief story told by Mrs. Luella Root to Judge Ryan yesterday in superior court won her a divorce from Eugene Root. The plaintiff had her maiden name of Luella Kortum restored. The couple had been married for three years.
  • 10 Aug 1923 Judge Ryan granted Elmer Hughes a divorce from Celia Hughes. The plaintiff said his wife had a habit of staying away from hom until 2 or 3 o'clock in the morning. She finally took their two children and left him. "Have you been supporting the children?" the court asked. "I do not even know where they are." Hughes said.
  • 12 Aug 1923 Oliver Wilson, 1425 McCulloch street, alleged that his wife, Eula had told him that she was going to work one evening and he later learned she had gone automobile riding with a crown of men. He also asserta that she nagged and quarreled with him.
  • 12 Aug 1923 Forest Wilson, 1924 Prince street, asked a divorce from Evelyn Wilson, charging that she had left him and now lives in Chicago. The couple had a great deal of domestic trouble during their eight years of married life, Wilson says.
  • 12 Aug 1923 Charging that her husband has given his 3-year-old son "white mule" to drink and that it made the child ill for three days, Mrs. Florence Tinstmann, Route 13, diled a complaint for a divorce from Stanley Tinstmann, a railroader. Mrs. Tinstmann sets out in the complaint that her husband deserted her on July 4. She also charges habiutal drunkenness and failure to provide.
  • 12 Aug 1923 Pearl Fries, 1401 West Main street filed suit for a divorce from Ralph Fries charging curel and inhuman treatment.
  • 14 Aug 1923 John Stokes, 75, who has been sleeping in a tent for the past three weeks since his wife Louise, 44, of 416 West Jefferson street, had him barred from home by a restraining order, occupied a bedroom again last night. Judge Pro Tem Earl Peters of the superior court, yesterday ordered Mrs. Stokes to allow her aged husband to have possession of room No. 6 in the rooming house at 416 West Jefferson street, where the couple lived until three weeks ago when Mrs. Stokes filed suit for a divorce. She had a restraining order issued to keep Stokes away from the house and he was compelled to sleep in a test on an adjoining lot, he said. By another unusual proceeding in the case, Mrs. Stokes was ordered to pay $7 a week for the support of her husband until further order of the court. Usually it is the husband who is required to pay support money to the wife. The evidence showed that Mrs. Stokes had on deposit in the bank more than $1,000, which her husband claimed he had given her. The evidence also showed that she drew $36 a week from the rooming house. Mr. Stokes was instructed that he must not say anything to his wife or any of the roomers. Stokes promised that he would bother no one.
  • 14 Aug 1923 A suit for divorce and $40,000 alimony was filed yesterday in superior court by Mrs. Mary Wilt, 2814 Fairfield avenue, against Ward L. Wilt, special accountant for the Pennsylvania Railroad company. Mrs. Wilt alleges that her husband had told her that he had ceased to care for her and that he had conducted himself in an indifferent manner toward her. The couple have one daughter who is grown and married. Mrs. Wilt asks $75 a week during the time the action is pending and $1,000 for attorney fees.
  • 14 Aug 1923 Minnie Baxter filed suit for a divorce from Clarence Baxter, manager of the Toledo Scales company. Mrs. Baxter charged her husband with refusal to give her money with which to buy lunch while she was working in his office. She alleges, also that he accused her of associating with other men.
  • 15 Aug 1923 Claiming that her husband drew a razor on her and threatened to kill her, Alidy Anderson yesterday filed suit for a divorce from William Anderson. The couple married in August, 1922. Mrs. Anderson alleges that her husband left her on November 23 of the same year and she has not heard from him since. Anderson heft her when a former wife threatened to prosecute him for neglect, the complaint says. The plaintiff asks that her maiden name of Alidy Dunten be restored.
  • 15 Aug 1923 Cecil A. Taylor, 3324 South Harrison street, filed suit for a divorce from Esther Keefe Taylor, charging desertion in July 1921.
  • 15 Aug 1923 Roy E. Culver asked a divorce from Margurite Culver, 1825 Smith street, charging that she has been guilty of associating with other men. Culver asks the custody of his two children.
  • 15 Aug 1923 Sophia Dollarhite, of Woodburn, Ind., filed suit against Benjamin H. Dollarhite asking a separation for a period of two years. She charges cruel and inhuman treatment. The couple married in 1910.
  • 15 Aug 1923 Ira W. Eary was granted a divorce from Adelia J. Eary by Judge Pro Tem R. Earl Peters in superior court on s charge of curel treatment. Eary was ordered to pay his eife $20 a month for the support of their two minor children.
  • 15 Aug 1923 Cynthia Ewers was granted a divorce from John Ewers. The plaintiff had her maiden name of Cynthia Bargerhuff restored.
  • 15 Aug 1923 The suit filed Monday by Minnie Baxter against Clarence Baxter for divorce and $2,000 alimony was dismissed yesterday.
  • 15 Aug 1923 The divorce suit of Gertie McClymonds against Frank McClymonds was dismissed.
  • 16 Aug 1923 Edna Welch, age 22, had her marriage to Len Bruguler annulled yesterday by Judge Charles J. Ryan in superior court. The plaintiff charged that at the time of her marriage to Bruguler he had another wife from whom he was not divorced. A child, 18 months old, which was born to the couple was declared legitimate by the court. The plaintiff testified that she had lived with Bruguler only a few months when he was arrested by officers of a western state on a charge of grand larceny. During the investigation of his record before the trail, it was revealed that he had another wife from whom he had not been divorce, she said. She separated from him and they have not lived together since. Bruguler was found guilty of the larceny charge, according to the testimony. The plaintiff and defendant married and separated in 1921.
  • 16 Aug 1923 Clara Redd was granted a divorce from James Porter Reed on a charge of cruel and inhuman treatment. Mrs. Reed told the court a story about having her eye blackened. "When was that?" Judge Ryan asked. "Well, the last time was last winter." she replied. Mr. and Mrs. Reed had been married 25 years.
  • 16 Aug 1923 Andrew C. Henry, 828 St. Mary's avenue, asked for a divorce from Clara Heney, alleging that she conspired with her relatives against him and complained continually because she did not have luxuries.
  • 16 Aug 1923 Joseph S. Westrick, 242 Suttenfield street asked a divorce from Rhoda M. Westrick on a desertion charge. The couple married in 1916 and separated in 1919.
  • 16 Aug 1923 Ida May Johnson sued Charles Johnson for divorce, alleging cruel and inhuman treatment. The Johnsons married in 1920 and separated in 1923.
  • 16 Aug 1923 Edward Hoshaw filed suit for a divorce from Ada Hoshaw, charging that she quarreled and nagged him until is was no longer possible to live with him. The couple had lived together since 1900.
  • 16 Aug 1923 Margaret Moore filed suit for a divorce from Whitney Moore, alleging that he had called her vile names and was cruel to her.
  • 16 Aug 1923 Herman Oestermeier charged Evelyn Oestermeier with falsely accusing him of associating with other women. He asks the custody of his two children.
  • 16 Aug 1923 Mound Brame, colored, asked a divorce from Mary E. Brame, colored, charging desertion.
  • 17 Aug 1923 Charging that his wife stayed out late at nights with other men, Charles Jarvis, a barber, living at the Washington hotel, yesterday filed suit for divorce from Laura Jarvis. Jarvis charged that his wife frequently came home intoxicated after she had been out with other men. He also alleged that Mrs. Jarvis refused to move with him from one city to another when he had a better job. The couple was married in 1913 and separated in 1922.
  • 17 Aug 1923 Norah Keister filed suit for a divorce from Thad Keister, charging cruel and inhuman treatment. The couple was married seven years ago. The plaintiff seeks the custody of their son, age 6.
  • 19 Aug 1923 Mrs. Margaret Hansen, a saleswoman living at 2205 Courtland avenue, yesterday filed suit for a divorce from Harvey Hansen, charging that he deserted her and her son, Genn, age 3, in 1922 and left for parts unknown. Prior to the desertion Mrs. Hansen said her husband refused to work and lost his job.
  • 19 Aug 1923 Mrs. Carrie Penn, Yoder, mother of eight children whose ages range from 2 up to 20 years, yesterday filed suit for a divorce from Charles Penn. She charged that her husband was cruel to her and her children. She said he knocked one of his daughters against a door with a nail in it and ijjured her, causing her to have convulsions.
  • 19 Aug 1923 Mrs. Anna Snyder, 1442 Stophlet street, sued Donald L. Snyder for divorce. Mrs. Snyder said her husband told her to leave him and not to return. He also falsely accused her of associating with other men, the complaint says. Mrs. Snyder asks that her maiden name of Anna Lawson be restored.
  • 21 Aug 1923 Harley Fousnought yesterday filed suit for a divorce from Alice Fousnought, Colerick and Hanna streets, charging that she has abandoned him and her two children and that she is associating with other men. The couple married in 1912.
  • 21 Aug 1923 Ethel Langdon, 706 Van Buren street, filed suit for a divorce from Martin Langdon, who is residing in Garrett. She charges him with nonsupport, srinkin and gambling. The couple has not lived together since 1911.
  • 21 Aug 1923 Amy Dempsey, colored, filed suit for a divorce from Lucius Dempsey, colored, charging cruel and inhuman treatment. The couple married in 1921 and separated in 1923.
  • 21 Aug 1923 Naomi Conner was granted a divorce from Marlin Conner, on her testimony that her husband had been cruel to her and had knocked her down several times because she refused to go and get a divorce from him.
  • 21 Aug 1923 Harley DeWitte was granted a divorce from Bessie DeWitte on charges of cruel and inhuman treatment. The defendant had her maiden name of Bessie Irene Jones restored.
  • 21 Aug 1923 William H. Sovine sobbed like a child in superior court when he volunteered the story of his domestic troubles with his wife, Edna, who is suing him for a divorce. Sovine said he and his wife were happy when they lived on the farm, but had trouble after they came to Fort Wayne. "I can't get along without her," he wailed. The question before the court was that of temporary allowance for Mrs. Sovine. The duge allowed her $5 per week pending the trial of the case and $35 attorney fees.
  • 22 Aug 1923 Alleging that his wife has twice been confined in the girls detention home, Russell Cole, yesterday filed suit for a divorce from Irma Cole and asks the custody of his son, Russell, Jr., 2 years old. Cole said his wife refused to cook his meals and that she would stay away from home until 1 o'clock in the morning, neglecting her home and her baby.
  • 22 Aug 1923 Charles E. Fischer filed suit for a divorce from Ella E. Fischer, charging that she scratched him threw dirt and water on him and chased him from their home. Fischer asks the custody of his son, Walter, 16.
  • 22 Aug 1923 Elizabeth Hill, 1209 Boone street, filed suit for a divorce from Lemuel Hill, charging him with failure to support. She said he failed to buy clothing and books to enable their children to go to school.
  • 22 Aug 1923 Fred Williams, colored, was granted a divorce from Elizabeth Williams. The plaintiff told R. Earl Peters, judge pro tem, that when he was ill his wife took all the money he had and left the city.
  • 22 Aug 1923 The divorce case of Joyce Johnson against John L. Johnson was venued to Dekalb county.
  • 23 Aug 1923 Elsie Smith, who was one of the women to secure her domestic freedom, testified that Bern Smith has failed to support her, but had kept company with other women and had lavished his money upon them. They have lived apart for about a year. The plaintiff had her maiden name of Elsie Ladig restored.
  • 23 Aug 1923 Mary Baker was granted a divorce from Frank E. Baker to whom she was married 31 years ago. Mrs. Baker claimed her husband got drunk and made threats against her life.
  • 23 Aug 1923 Frederick L. Paul was granted a divorce fom Pluma Elizabeth Jackson Paul, 19. The couple married two years ago. Paul said his girl wife tired of married life and went to Detroit and did not return.
  • 23 Aug 1923 Fred Oakley filed suit for a divorce from Ethel Oakley and asked the custody of his son Frederick Dale, 3 years old. Oakley alleges that his wife was sullen and quarrelsome and that she would leave him for weeks at a time. The couple married in 1916.
  • 23 Aug 1923 Elmer Fremion filed a cross-complaint for a divorce from Mae Fremion naming Neal Farrell as co-respondent.
  • 23 Aug 1923 Mrs. Iea Brown was granted a divorce from William Brown.
  • 23 Aug 1923 The divorce case of Elizabeth Putt against Benjamin Putt was dismissed on a motion by the plaintiff.
  • 24 Aug 1923 Jeanette Brown was granted a divorce from Ewing Brown by Judge Charles J. Ryan yesterday afternoon in superior court. Mrs. Brown testified that her husband drank, failed to provide and that he gave her a beating four times during their married life.
  • 24 Aug 1923 Clara D. Wagner, 1636 Oakland aveune, was granted a divorce from Frank D. Wagner on a charge of non-support and cruelty.
  • 24 Aug 1923 Daisy B. Hatfield, 2430 Smith street, obtained a decree of divorce from Clarence E. Hatfield and had her maiden name of Daisy Guiff restored. Mrs. Hatfield testified that her husband fired a shot at her on one occasion and that he made other threats against her life.
  • 24 Aug 1923 Clara Lindemuth, 916 1/2 Lincoln avenue, filed suit for a divorce from Harley Lindemuth, charging that Lindemuth failed to support her for a period of five years and that he abandoned her without cause. Mrs. Lindemuth asks the custody of her son, Marion, age 3. The couple married in 1917.
  • 24 Aug 1923 Grace Toles, 712 Van Buren street, filed suit for a divorce from John Toles, charging that he carries an revolver. Mrs. Toles fears he means to harm her. Toles is also a habitual drunkard, according to the complaint.
  • 25 Aug 1923 Charging that her husband, George Alter, a railroader, had caused her to commit perjury in a liquor case and that he had beat her black and blue, Mrs. Ruth Elizabeth Alter, 1403 Green street, yesterday filed suit for a divorce. When Mrs. Alter swore out an affidavit several weeks ago charging that Alex Krejewski had sold her husband intoxicating liquor, she said the charge was false and that her husband made her commit perjury for a bribe of $100, which he took from her.
  • 25 Aug 1923 Ben Loomis filed a cross-complaint for a divorce from Vera Loomis in superior court yesterday, cahrging cruel and inhuman treatment.
  • 26 Aug 1923 Charging that her husband got her to morgtage their household goods to buy an automobile which he used to take other women riding, Mrs. Ethel Okeley yesterday filed a cross-complaint for a divorce from Fred Okeley, and employe of the Pennell Auto company. The automobile was used almost exclusively for taking other women to the lakes for week-end parties, the cross-compalint says. She charges that her husband squandered all of his money on his women friedns and that she and her child had to depend upon fraternal societies and relatives for support. Okeley deserted his family when she was ill, Mrs. Okeley alleged.
  • 26 Aug 1923 Mrs. Margaret Beard, 1207 Anthony boulevard, filed suit for a divorce from Rhoden S. Beard, alleging that he deserted her and her baby in March, 1922, and went to another city. She has not been notified of his where-abouts, the complaint says. Beard is also charged with nonsupport.
  • 28 Aug 1923 Charging that her husband locked her and her children out of the house in the winter and that he attempted to shoot her with a revolver, Mrs. Minnie Martin, 1935 Gay street, yesterday filed suit for a divorce from James Martin. She also asks $5,000 alimony. The couple married 30 years ago and have six children. The eldest child is 28, and the youngest is 8. For the past 10 years Martin has drunk heavily, his wife alleges. She says in her complaint that Martin owns 100 acres of land in Kentucky and has $1,800 on deposit in local banks.
  • 28 Aug 1923 Mrs. Edith Jones, 1713 1/2 Lindley avenue, filed suit for a divorce from Walter M. Jones. She asks $2,000 alimony. She charges cruel and inhuman treatment and abandonment.
  • 28 Aug 1923 Vera Slack, Maumee township, filed a complaint asking a divorce from Andrew Slack, car repairman, charging that he called her vile names and threatened to injure her.
  • 28 Aug 1923 "We were married in Warsaw and came to Fort Wayne the same day but we never lived together, because my husband did not provide a home for me," Mrs. Rilla May Stilwell told Judge Pro Tem C. Byron Hayes yesterday afternoon in superior court. Mrs. Stilwell was granted a divorce from Miles Stilwell. The plaintiff also testified that her husband associated with colored women.
  • 28 Aug 1923 Druzilia Hopple was granted a divorce from Floyd Hopple and was given $200 alimony payable on the installment plan. She charged that her husband failed to support her and choked her during a quarrel.
  • 28 Aug 1923 Blanche Greiner was granted a divorce from William Greiner and he was given custody of their children. Mrs. Greiner said she had no place to take the children but would apply for the custody of them later. She said her husband went to Michigan City to work and wrote for her to join him. When she arrived that he took the children, but told her to go away and stay away, she said.
  • 28 Aug 1923 Claude Frye, defendant in a suit for divorce brought by his wife, Edythe Frye, yesterday filed a plea in abatement, alleging that his wife is not entitled to a divorce because she has not been a resident of Indiana for a period of two years as required by the state law.
  • 28 Aug 1923 Mrs. Anna Kesler, who is plaintiff in a suit for divorce from Clelcie Kesler, yesterday filed an answer to the petition of her husband for custody of their children, saying that she is ill at Irene Byron hospital and is unable to attend a hearing.
  • 29 Aug 1923 Marie Uetrech yesterday filed suit for a five-year limited divorce from Leonard Uetrech and asked $75 a month for the support of herself and her two children. The couple married in 1918 and separated a few days ago. The plaintiff charges that her husband nagged at her and cursed her.
  • 29 Aug 1923 Mary Ensley, 1408 Francis street, asked a dkvorce from James Ensley in a suit filed in superior court. The couple was married in 1896 and Ensley deserted her in 1912, Mrs. Ensley says.
  • 29 Aug 1923 Sherman Forst filed suit for a divorce from Bertha Forst, charging cruel and inhuman treatment. The couple married in 1920.
  • 29 Aug 1923 Lewis Morrman, 824 Lafayette street, seeks a divorce from Grace Moorman, charging that she abandoned him in 1920.
  • 30 Aug 1923 Garland Clem, 18, was granted a divorce from Earl Clem, 20, by Judge Pro Tem C. Byron Hayes in superior court. The plaintiff was given the custody of her daughter, Mary Eileen, 8 months old. Mrs. Clem testified that her husband struck her, kicked her and made threats against her life.
  • 30 Aug 1923 Donald Pursely was given a divorce from Jennie B. Pursley on the charge that she deserted him in May, 1919. The couple lived together only three months.
  • 30 Aug 1923 Lawrence Swearengen was granted a divorce from Hazel Swearengen. He testified that she had been builty of associating with other men.
  • 30 Aug 1923 Isabelle Burnside, 1908 Kentucky avenue, filed a complaint for a divorce from William H. Burnside, alleging that he made threats against her life.
  • 30 Aug 1923 Lillian Bleich, 2326 South Anthony boulevard, was plaintiff in a suit for divorce from William Bleich. She also asked the custody of her children and $3,000 alimony. She charged that her husband told her repeatedly that he did not love her.
  • 30 Aug 1923 The divorce case of Minnie Martin against James Martin was dismissed.
  • 31 Aug 1923 Claude Frye yesterday filed a plea in abatement to the divorce action brought against him by his wife, Edythe Frye. He asks that her complaint be stricken from the records of the court on the ground that has not been a resident of the state of Indiana for a period of two years and that therefore the court has no jurisdiction in the case.
  • 31 Aug 1923 Harley Peck filed a supplemental complaint for a divorce from Catherine Peck. Since he began his first action Peck says he and his wife became reconciled and lived together for a short time. They were unable to get along and have separated again. Peck says he is through with his wife for good.
  • 31 Aug 1923 Charging that his wife abandoned him and their three children, Perry Tracey, 2829 Adams street, filed suit for divorce yesterday from Maude Marie Tracey. Tracey asks the custody of the children. The couple was married in 1911.
  • 31 Aug 1923 Mrs. Laura Hettinger, living on the St. Joe road in Cedar Creek township, yesterday filed suit for a divorce from Frank Hettinger, charging cruel treatment. She asks $1,000 alimony.
  • 31 Aug 1923 Mrs. Burnice Price, 1311 Buchanan street, asked a dkvorce from William Price of South Bend, charging abandonment and failure to provide.
  • 31 Aug 1923 Judge Pro Tem C. Byron Hayes heard part of the evidence in the divorce case of Mrs. Lana A. Knodle, 1811 Clinton street, against Christian Knodle, but the decree was held up pending the hearing of residence witnesses. Mrs. Knodle testified that her husband associated with other women.

  • 01 Sep 1923 Henry Kohlepp, receiving clerk, yesterday filed suit for a divorce from Ocle Kohlepp, alleging that she left him to travel with a carvinal. The plaintiff also charged that Mrs. Kohlepp associated with other men. The couple married in 1921.
  • 01 Sep 1923 The divorce suit of Inez Jones against Otto Schopp Jones was dismissed in superior court.
  • 01 Sep 1923 The divorce suit of Edythe Frye against Claude Frye was dismissed in superior court.
  • 02 Sep 1923 Gladys Smith filed suit for a divorce from Ralph Smith yesterday, alleging that he deserted her on February 10, 1923.
  • 02 Sep 1923 Mrs. Dorothy Railing was granted a divorce from Thomas Railing and was given the custody of her daughter, Francies M. Railing, age 17 years. Mrs. Railing testified that her husband had not supported her for 12 years.
  • 05 Sep 1923 Pearl Little, 2630 Winter street, asked a divorce and $1,500 alimony from Horatio H. Little, alleging that he struck and abused her until she had a nervous collapse. The couple married in 1919 and separated a short time ago.
  • 05 Sep 1923 Marie Weibel charged cruel and inhuman treatment in a complaint for divorce filed against Melvin Weibel. She asks the custody of her two children.
  • 05 Sep 1923 Harvey Shaw, 1308 Burgess street, asked a divorce from Rosa Shaw, charging that she threw his clothes out of the house and drove him out with her fists.
  • 05 Sep 1923 Gladys S. Smith, 4022 Buell drive. alleged that Ralph Smith abandoned her last February and that he failed to provide for her. She asks a decree of separation.
  • 05 Sep 1923 Ernest Imbody was granted a divorce from Grace Imbody by Judge Ryan. Imbody testified that his wife threw dishes at him when she became angry.
  • 05 Sep 1923 Evidence was heard in the case of Ida Thorpe against Charles Thorpe and the decree was held up pending the testimony of resident witnesses. Mrs. Thorpe charged non-support.
  • 06 Sep 1923 Sarah Braithwait, 3211 Fairfield avenue, charged in her complaint that William H. Braithwait threatened her life; that he refused to pay her grocery bills and forced her to live upon her own income. On September 4 he gave her a severe beating, she said. The couple married in 1910. The plaintiff asks that her maiden name of Sarah M. Ayers be restored. She asks $2,000 alimony.
  • 06 Sep 1923 Losha Winans, 805 Belle avenue, asked a divorce from Robert A. Winans on the ground that he has been associating with other women. Mrs. Winans wants her maiden name of Loshe Kay restored. The couple married February 3, 1923, and separated March 10, 1923.
  • 06 Sep 1923 Charging Martin Perkins with cruel and inhuman treatment, Myrtle Perkins filed suit for a divorce. The couple married about eleven months ago.
  • 06 Sep 1923 Mike Davis alleged that Margaret Davis has refused to cook for him and told him that she did not love him. He asks a divorce.
  • 06 Sep 1923 Effie Berdelman, 920 High street, is unable to stand the "pouty spells" of William Berdelman any longer, she said in her complaint. Berdelman would refuse to talk for days at a time, she alleges.
  • 06 Sep 1923 Nicholas Fileff, 1905 John street, asked a divorce from Helene Fileff. He charged that she abandoned him more than two years ago.
  • 06 Sep 1923 Grance Blaising, route No. 6, sued Henry Blaising for a 10-year separation. She named Marie Behns co-respondent and asked $3,000 alimony.
  • 06 Sep 1923 Edmund E. Parker, 609 North Harrison street, sued Isa Parker for divorce, alleging that she associated with other men.
  • 06 Sep 1923 Jay Kestler filed a cross-complaint for divorce from Violet Kestler, alleging that she came to Fort Wayne from her home near Huntertown to work and posed as a single woman. Kestler alleges that she went on petting parties with other men.
  • 06 Sep 1923 Sarah Meyer was granted a divorce from Albert Meyer, World war veteran, by Judge Charles J. Ryan in superior court yesterday. Mrs. Meyer said her husband failed to support her and that he associated with other women. Meyer is drawing $65 a month from the government as disability pension.
  • 06 Sep 1923 Clarence Comer won a divorce from Lydia Comer on his testimony that she deserted him more than two years ago without cause.
  • 06 Sep 1923 The divorce case of Bertha Schnepps against Cletus Schnepps was continued until resident witnesses could be heard. Mrs. Schnepps said her husband is a habitual drunkard and that he calls her vile names.
  • 07 Sep 1923 Elmer Cole filed suit for a divorce from Clara Cole yesterday afternoon, alleging that she deserted him in 1920 after about five years of married life. Cole says that he believes his wife went to Grand Rapids, Mich., and is living under the name of Clara Kopanski.
  • 07 Sep 1923 Beulah Long sued Daniel Long for divorce, charging failure to provide. The couple was married in 1910 and separated February 28, 1923.
  • 07 Sep 1923 Zula Studer aksed a divorce from Raymong Studer, charging nonsupport. The couple was married June 18, 1923, and separated a few days ago.
  • 07 Sep 1923 Angalicia Jacobs, 2414 Thompson avenue, charged desertion in a complaint for divorce filed against Chester Jacobs. Mrs. Jacobs says she believes her husband is in Pennsylvania.
  • 07 Sep 1923 Mrs. Emma T. Sarrazin, 1405 Erie street, filed suit for a limited separation of five years from John Sarrazin, to whom she was married 23 years ago. She asks the custody of four children and $1,000 alimony. She says her husband has mistreated her so much in the past four years that her health has become impaired.
  • 07 Sep 1923 Pearl B. Ferrell, 722 West Washington street, filed an amended complaint for divorce from Melvin Ferrell, alleging that he drew a knife on her and threatened to kill her.
  • 07 Sep 1923 Mrs. Juanita Aldrich, 714 Rockhill street, late yesterday filed suit for a divorce from her husband, Attorney Charles B. Aldrich, of the law firm of Ryan & Aldrich, charging cruel and inhuman treatment. Mrs. Aldrich alleges in her complaint that her husband "has for two years last past been grossly immoral." The couple has not lived together since July when Mr. Adrich went east to spend his vacation with relatives. The plaintiff asks the custody of her son William R. Aldrich, age 10. She was granted a restraining order to prevent Aldrich from molesting her or from selling, mortgaging or encumbering their property on Rockhill street. Mrs. Aldrich is now staying at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. William C. Ryan, 408 Old Fort Place. The couple was married 11 years ago. Mr. Aldrich formerly lived in the east.
  • 08 Sep 1923 Ralph Hobbs was granted a divorce from his wife, Edna Hobbs, yesterday afternoon in superior court on his cross-complaint. Hobbs charged that his wife was cruel to him and quarreled with him until he was unable to live with her. Hobbs is 21 and his wife was younger. They lived together only five months and each filed suit for divorce on the same day. Hobbs dismissed his suit after the divorce was granted. The custody of their child was given to Mrs. Pauline Pledenguth, mother of Mrs. Hobbs.
  • 08 Sep 1923 Mrs. Hazel Ellis filed suit for a divorce from Robert G. Ellis, alleging that he went to dances with other women and that he threatened to do her bodily harm. The plaintiff asks the custody of her daughter, Marjorie, 2.
  • 08 Sep 1923 Mrs. Della York, 2012 Smith street, mother of 10 children, filed suit for a divorce from Allison Smith, charging failure to provide. She said the eldest of the children is 20 and the youngest is 2.
  • 08 Sep 1923 Mrs. Irene Cottless, 112 1/2 West Main street, sued Ira W. Cottrell for divorce, charging failure to support.
  • 08 Sep 1923 Mrs. Vera Slack filed a plea in abatement to the divorce suit filed against her by Andrew Slack. She says that she is plaintiff against him in a suit in Kosciusko county and asks that the suit in the local court be stoppped.
  • 09 Sep 1923 Frank P. Meyers married a woman who owned a small farm and then was forced to sleep in the barn to excape her constant nagging, according to his complaint for divorce from Elizabeth Meyers, filed yesterday afternoon in superior court. Meyers said the fact that she owned the property made her domineering and she finally drove him away from the premises, he alleged. Meyers says his wife now lives at Route No. 5, Dixie highway, Dayton, O.
  • 09 Sep 1923 Charles Beard, knitter, 1836 West Wayne street, filed suit for a divorce from Hilda Beard, charging that she abandoned him. Beard asks the custody of their child, Jack. The couple married November 15, 1919, and separated Septemebe 5, 1923.
  • 09 Sep 1923 Judge Ryan granted Ida Thorpe a divorce from Charles A. Thorpe. The evidence was heard several days ago. Mrs. Thorpe testified that her husband left her after a vain attempt to secure possession of her property.
  • 11 Sep 1923 After 23 years of married life, Zella Woods, mother of six children, yesterday filed suit for a divorce from Artemus Woods. She charged her husband with being an habitual drunkard and asked $1,000 alimony.
  • 11 Sep 1923 Earl Ritchey, filed suit for a divorce from Mabel Ritchey, charging that she abandoned him in 1921. The couple married in 1916. He asks the custody of his two children. Richey alleges that one of the children is in the possession of Jess and Gladys Geisman and that they have refused to give it up. He asks the court to order it turned over to him.
  • 11 Sep 1923 Mrs. Marvella Wilson, 622 David street, asked a divorce from Alfred Smith, alleging that he has been sleeping with a large knife and a revolver under his pillow and that she believes he intends to injure her.
  • 11 Sep 1923 Florence Louise Wilson was granted a divorce from Frank Wilson, by Judge Charles J. Ryan yesterday afternoon in superior court on a charge of nonsupport. The plaintiff was given the custody of her 6-year-old child.
  • 11 Sep 1923 Clara Lanning was divorced from Roy Lanning by Judge Ryan. Mrs. Lanning testified to desertion and non-support. The couple lived together from 1917 until 1920.
  • 11 Sep 1923 The divorce of Eva Keefer against Samuel Keefer was dismissed.
  • 12 Sep 1923 Detective-Sergeant Fred H. Fry was made defendant in a suit for divorce filed yesterday afternoon by his wife, Lena Fry, charging cruel and inhuman treatment. Mrs. Fry alleges that her husband compelled her to leave the apartment which they were occupying at 1923 South Calhoun street. The plaintiff had a restraining order issued against her husband to prevent him from molesting her. She alleges that fry has possession of a diamong ring, a diamond stick pin and a watch belonging to her and she asks that the court order them restored to her. The plaintiff wants her maiden name of Lena Wonders restored. The couple was married in 1919.
  • 12 Sep 1923 Mrs. Grace Pressler, filed suit for a five-year separation from Otto C. Pressler, who runs a soft drink parlor at 1802 High street. She asks $3,000 alimony. She names Nellie Stickler Brandt as co-respondent. Mrs. Pressler seeks the custody of their adopted child. The couple married in 1912 and separated yesterday.
  • 12 Sep 1923 Lucile Shoyer was divorced from Wilbur Shoyer and had her maiden name of Lucile Whitehead restored.
  • 12 Sep 1923 Sarah Raquet won a decree of divorce from Peter G. Raquet.
  • 12 Sep 1923 Mrs. Albertina Bruce, R. R. 5, filed suit for a divorce from John Bruce, charging non-support. The couple lived together less than two months after their marriage on July 12.
  • 12 Sep 1923 The divorce suit of Ruth Alter against George Alter was dismissed on a motion of the plaintiff.
  • 12 Sep 1923 The plea in abatement filed by the defendant in the case of Edith Frye against Claude Frye was overruled yesterday. Frye claimed that his wife had not been a resident of Fort Wayne lone enough to secure a divorce.
  • 13 Sep 1923 Charging that Fred Shock, her husband, is now charged with the violation of a criminal law because of his associations with other women, Daisy Shock, 605 Sturgis street, filed suit for a divorce yesterday afternoon and asked $500 alimony. The couple was married in 1908. Mrs. Shock charges that her husband often cursed and beat her and told her that he had no love for her.
  • 13 Sep 1923 Leonard Lesh filed suit for a divorce from Ada Lesh, alleging that she refused to cook his meals and to care for his home. The couple was married in 1918.
  • 13 Sep 1923 Walter Ruge was divorced from Gertrude Ruge for the second time yesterday. After their first divorce the couple married again and started all over, but without success. Ruge said his wife thought more of her relatives than she did of him, so she left him.
  • 13 Sep 1923 The divorce suit of Minnie Martin against James Martin was dismissed.
  • 14 Sep 1923 George Beal, 308 East DeWald street, would get up in the middle of the nigh, flourish a razor and threaten to take the life of his wife, Ethel, because she would not join the Salvation Army, according to a complaint for divorce filed yesterday afternoon in superior court by Mrs. Beal. The plaintiff says her husband quarreled all the time about religious matters and wanted her and the children to join the Salvation Army. The couple was divorced on December 6, 1921, but was remarried on November 6, 1922, and separated January 1, 1923. The couple has three children, Fern, 14, Elise, 12 and Alberta, 5.
  • 15 Sep 1923 Louisa Gillham was granted a divorce from Arthur Gillham by Judge Ryan yesterday afternoon in superior court on testimony of nonsupport. The plaintiff was granted custody of her two minor children and $10 per week for support.
  • 15 Sep 1923 On her testimony that her husband, Jrsse Thurber, struck her in the face while she was walking along the street, Vera Thurber was granted a divorce in superior court. She also testified that her husband failed to support her properly.
  • 15 Sep 1923 Fred Fry, detective-sergeant, was cited for comtempt of court in superior court yesterday by his wife, Lean Fry. Mrs. Fry claims her husband violated a restraining order issued by Judge Ryan to prevent him from visiting her place of residence.
  • 16 Sep 1923 Frank Firth, an alleged member of the McCulloch gang of automobile bandits, who was sentenced to the state reformatory for three to five years on a charge of vehicle taking in May, 1922, was made defendant in a suit for divorce filed yesterday by his wife, Sabre Firth, 1317 Boone street. In addition to citing that fact that her husband is serving a term in the reformatory, Mrs. Firth alleges that he associated with women of questionalbe repute and was very abusive prior to the time he was sent to the reformatory. The plaintiff asks the custody of her child, Maurice Firth, 2. Firth was sentenced in the Huntington circuit court. He was tried in the local court on a charge of receiving stolen goods, but was acquitted because of a faulty affidavit. Mrs. Firth was arrested at the same time as her husband on a charge of assisting him in his alleged activities with the McCulloch gang, but the case against her was dismissed.
  • 18 Sep 1923 Mrs. Laura Turney obtained a divorce from Edward Turney, a Pennsylvania railroad employe, yesterday in superior court, on condition that she discontinue her habit of leaving her children in the care of others and frequently dance halls without her husband. It was shown during the trial that she neglected her children in this manner and remained out until late hours. In granted her the custody of her children the court told Mrs. Turney that the fist time she violated the court's order her children would be put in the care of someone else. Mrs. Turney was given an order of $35 per month from her husband for the support of her children.
  • 18 Sep 1923 Judge Ryan heard the case of Mrs. Mary Spaulding against Burton B. Spaulding yesterday, an action for divorce, but the case was continued until this morning.
  • 18 Sep 1923 Blanche Sanders was granted a divorce from George Sanders yesterday afternoon on the charge of failure to provide. The defendant made no appearance.
  • 18 Sep 1923 The divorce case of Nora Miller against Oscar Miller for divorce was dismissed in superior court.
  • 19 Sep 1923 A divorce was granted to Mrs. Rosella Richter in the superior court yesterday from William J. Richter. The Richters have been in the courts several time within the past two years and the defendant in yesterday's action was in jail for some time under the administration of Sheriff Al Abbott for failure to pay a judgment of $600 after a suit by his wife who charged his with fraudulent marriage. In the case yesterday, Mrs. Richter was also given the custody of a child and Richter paid her $435 alimony. Following the divorce action a petition was filed in circuit court and the child was adopted by Mrs. Richter's parents, Mr. and Mrs. William F. Klinger, 60 West Third street, with whom Mrs. Richter has been making her home.
  • 19 Sep 1923 Hearing on the cross-complaint of Mrs. Daisy Shaw against Walter Shaw, was started in the superior court yesterday afternoon and will be continued by Judge Ryan this morning. Shaw stated that he is an employe of the Bowser company and worked at night and that during his absence from his home his wife became intimate with a boarder. Then he started a divorce action and later his wife filed her action on the crpss complaint. Mrs. Shaw claims that Shaw came to her home Staruday night and stayed Saturday and Sunday nights. Shaw denies this, but it is said that a man was seen about the premises by neighbors. The Shaws have three children.
  • 19 Sep 1923 Katherine Horstman has filed a suit for divorce against John Horstman. The latter is an employe of the N. Y. C. & St. L. railroad, and it is claimed that he earns more than $200 per month. The plaintiff asks for the custody of their 2-year-old child, $50 attorney fees and $15 per week for the support of herself and child.
  • 19 Sep 1923 Mrs. Clara M. Myers has filed suit for a divorce from James Myers. They were married October 20, 1920. She charges him with cruelty and infidelity. She asks $1,000 alimony and an allowance of $10 per week for her support during the pending of the action. The defendant is an employe of the Pennsylvania company.
  • 19 Sep 1923 Daisy M. Harris was granted a divorce yesterday afternoon in the superior court by Judge Ryan and her maiden name of Daisy Hartwell was restored.
  • 19 Sep 1923 In her suit for divorce filed yesterday, Mrs. Anna Isenberg asks a judgement for $5,000 alimony against Abram Isenberg, the custody of their three children and an allowance of $35 per week for the support of herself and children. She says they were married June 7, 1911, and separated December 27, 1919. The plaintiff alleges that he husband was cruel and inhuman toward her and the he had an uncontrollable temper. Their children are Evelyn, 10; Robert, 8, and Byron, 5.
  • 20 Sep 1923 Two comely young women, both claiming the legal right to the love and affection of Fred W. Hensinger, arrested Tuesday on charges of bigamy, sat side by side in police court yesterday moring while preparations were made to try the defendant, a bartender at a Fairfield avenue soft drink establishment, on charges of bigamy. Hensinger whined that he had "married only one of them," but both women exhibited marriage licenses. The case was continued until Wednesday after some of the testimony was heard, in which the arresting officers alleged that Hensinger had come to this city several weeks ago with wife No. 2, formerly Mary Rosmis, of Crown Point, Ind. and installed her as his aid in the soft drink sallon while he went to Chicago a few days later and retuned with his first wife, formerly Florence B. Miller, with whom he established an apartment in the Rich hotel. He had kept both separate and in ignorance of his dual relations, they said. Hensinger complained that the $3,000 bond demanded by Judge Douglass was excessive and went to jail while the two women were also held as witnesses under bond of $1,000 each.
  • 20 Sep 1923 Judge Ryan granted a divorce to Carrie Koons from Stanley Koons on the charge that he was cruel and did not provide her with a good home. They had been married six months, she said, when he ordered her out of the house. It was her second matrimonial experience and her husband's third trial. The plaintiff was granted her former name of Carrie Biery.
  • 20 Sep 1923 Marie Ellis was given a divorce from Charles Ellis. Both of the parties were 19 years old when they were married in June, she said, after an acquaintance of two weeks. The separated seven days later, she told the court.
  • 20 Sep 1923 Mildred Ringwalt has filed a suit for divorce from her husband, Grover Ringwalt, in the superior court. She charges cruel and inhuman treatment and says that defendant is posessed of an ungovernable temper; she also claims that her husband has made false accusations against her. She asks the possession of their on child, Myrtle Mildred, 9 years old. Plaintiff seeks $1,000 alimony, $50 for attorney fees and an allowance of $60 per month for support of herself and child.
  • 20 Sep 1923 Mary Bellinger filed a suit for divorce against Henry Bellinger, charging cruel treatment and failure to provide. She says she had been compelled to work in order to maintain herself. She asks for an allowance of $5 per week from the defendant and that he also be ordered to pay her attorney. She asks that the defendant be restrained from visiting her premises, 601 Charlotte avenue.
  • 20 Sep 1923 Vernice Potts filed suit for divorce against George Potts, charging that he has failed to support her since their marriage, April 12, 1920, and she has been compelled to work. They have two children, one having been adopted by his parents, and the other being four months old.
  • 20 Sep 1923 In the superior court yesterday afternoon George Kestler, on a cross complaint, was given a divorce from Violet Kestler. The husband said he was compelled to leave her because of her conduct. The couple came here from Dekalb county. Judge Ballou heard the case on a change of venue.
  • 21 Sep 1923 Walter Shaw was granted a divorce from Marie Shaw on his cross-complaint after a hearing before Judge Ryan in superior court yesterday. The three children of the couple were ordered placed in the care of the county board of children's guardians. Mrs. Shaw who filed the original complaint, testified yesterday that her husband had returned to her home and that they lived together as man and wife Saturday and Sunday. Shaw however, denied this and offered testimony to show his whereabouts Saturday and Sunday nights.
  • 21 Sep 1923 The divorce case of John Silvers against Axil Silvers was dismissed in superior court yesterday.
  • 21 Sep 1923 The divorce case of Clarence Heath against Josephine Heath was dismissed in superior court yesterday.
  • 21 Sep 1923 The divorce case of Floyd Freman against Iota Freman was dismissed in superior court yesterday.
  • 21 Sep 1923 The divorce case of Phyllis Jones against Clyde Jones was dismissed in superior court yesterday.
  • 21 Sep 1923 The divorce case of Ovel Hoover against Alfred Hoover was dismissed in superior court yesterday.
  • 22 Sep 1923 Hannah L. Weaver was granted a divorce by Judge Ryan yesterday from Homer Weaver on a charge of failure to provide. It was the third time the plaintiff has been granted a divorce from her husband.
  • 22 Sep 1923 Eugene Hayes was granted a divorce from Henry Hayes in the superior court on a charge of failure to provide. The defendant was ordered to pay the costs of the suit.
  • 23 Sep 1923 In the superior court yesterday Mrs. Effie Schultz filed suit for divorce against Stephen Schultz. She charges that he abandoned her three years ago without cause. She asks for temporary alimony.
  • 25 Sep 1923 Mrs. Emma Hobson, 1618 Calhoun street, yesterday filed suit for a divorce from Oscar Hobson to whom she has been married 22 years. The plaintiff charges that Hobson deserted her in July, 1922, and eloped from the state with his own niece. Mrs. Hobson says she has not heard from the couple since that time, either directly or indirectly. Prior to the desertion Mrs. Hobson says that her husband was lazy, used profane language in addressing her and was very abusive.
  • 25 Sep 1923 Mrs. Adeline Bender, 3620 Hanna street, filed suit for a divorce from Leonard Bender, pressman, charging that he had given her only $45 for support within the past year. The plaintiff alleges that Bender squanders all of his money gambling and that he struck her while she was in ill health. The couple married in 1920 and have two children.
  • 25 Sep 1923 Alleging that his wife, Ethel Heim, of this city, is living with James Zentner, Frank Heim, who is now residing in Lafayette, Ind., yesterday filed a petition in superior court asking the custody of his three children. Heim says his wife refused to accompany him to Lafayette when he was forced to move there to find work. He says that if the court sees fit to place the children in the care of some proper institution he is willing to pay a reasonable sum to their support.
  • 25 Sep 1923 Cora B. Douglass filed an amended complaint for divorce from Levi Douglass, naming his employer, the Wabash Railroad company, as a defendant. Mrs. Douglass seeks to collect enough of her husband's wages to pay her attorney's fee.
  • 26 Sep 1923 Josephine Lambert filed suit for a divorce from Russell Lambert, alleging that her husband had called her vile names and asailed her moral character. The couple was married in 1918.
  • 26 Sep 1923 Tsvetanke Shishcoff, living on the Sand Point road, asked a divorce from Vangel Shishcoff, alleging that he represented himself as a man of wealth before marriage and after marriage allowed her to live in proverty. The marriage took place in 1921.
  • 26 Sep 1923 Stella M. Walker, 502 1/2 North Calhoun street, sued John H. Walker for divorce on a desertion charge. She alleges that her husband abandoned her in 1913 and that she had not seen or heard of him since. The couple married in 1905. They have two children of whom the mother asks the custody.
  • 26 Sep 1923 Leonard Bender filed a cross-complaint for divorce from Adeline Bender, charging that she falsely accused him of associating with other women.
  • 26 Sep 1923 Judge Ryan granted Bertha M. Ellingwood a divorce from George F. Ellingwood yesterday afternoon. The plaintiff testified that her husband falsely accused her of associating with other men and that he struck her and kicked her.
  • 26 Sep 1923 Elmina Ort, 19 years old, 1316 McClellan street was granted a divorce from Cyril Ort, and was given the custody of her baby. The couple was married May 22, 1922. Mrs. Ort said her husband ran around with other women and that he struck her. The plaintiff's maiden name of Elmina Anderson was restored.
  • 27 Sep 1923 Mrs. Clara Ormiston, 124 Swinney avenue, who was indicted by the grand jury last February on a charge that she committed perjury in connection with her testimony regarding an alleged operation by Dr. George Thain, which resulted in the death of Miss Esther Werling, 1632 West Main street, yesterday filed suit for a divorce from her husband, Phillip Ormiston. The Thain case is still pending in circuit court. The Ormistons were married 18 years ago. Mrs. Ormiston alleged that her husband frequently told her that he did not love her and declared that he would not live with her and told her to go get a divorce. Miss Werling died at the Ormston home according to testimony given to the grand jury. Mrs. Ormiston testified that Dr. Thain never came to her home to attend Miss Weling. Other witnesses testified that he did.
  • 27 Sep 1923 Jennie Breen was granted a divorce from Harry Breen on her testimony that her husband associated with other women, admitted it and declared that he did not intend to stop. She also said Breen stuck her and ordered her from their home.
  • 27 Sep 1923 Mary Johnson filed suit for a divorce from Robert P. Johnson, charging non-support. The couple was married in 1894 and separated in 1918.
  • 28 Sep 1923 Mrs. Ina Pickett was granted a divorce from Wilbut Pickett, musician. Mrs. Pickett told the court that her husband had stayed away from home many nights all night and had refused to twll where he had been. She also said that he was very quarrelsome. About a year ago Mrs. Pickett dismissed a suit for divorce when her husband promised her that he would reform, she said.
  • 28 Sep 1923 Most of the afternoon was taken in hearing the evidence in the divorce suit of Pauline McDaniels against Roy McDaniels. The plaintiff is a patient at the Irene Byron tuberculosis sanitorium and desires that the custoyd of her child be place with her mother. The case was continue until 1:20 o'clock this afternoon. Mr. McDaniels also seeks the custody of the child. The plaintiff testified that her husband was cruel to her.
  • 28 Sep 1923 Lynn Parker was granted a divorce from Jessie Parker on a charge of cruel and inhuman treatment. The defendant has her maiden name of Jessie Jackson restored.
  • 28 Sep 1923 Gertrude Farnsley was granted a divorce from Virgil Farnsley on a charge that her husband associated with other women and failed to provide for her. The couple had been divorced in 1920, but remarried. Mrs. Farnsley was granted the custody of her child and her husband was ordered to pay $8 per week for its support.
  • 28 Sep 1923 Irene Jarrett, who conducts a boarding house at 440 Madison street, was granted a divorce from James Jarrett on a complaint charging failure to provide. The plaintiff had her former name of Irene Leisure restored.
  • 28 Sep 1923 Eva Eppert was divorced from William Eppert on a charge of desertion.
  • 28 Sep 1923 Alice Miller, 2024 Smith street, filed suit for a divorce from John Miller, alleging that her husband associated with other women. She said Miller had threatened to kill her and her two children and she asked that a restraining order be issued to prevent him from visiting her home at 2024 Smith street or otherwise molesting her.
  • 28 Sep 1923 Lorene C. Wilson, 2702 Molitor street, filed suit for a two-year separation from Raymond G. Wilson. She charged drunkenness, association with other women and non-support. She asked the custody of her two children.
  • 28 Sep 1923 Helen Iler, 501 East Lewis street, filed a complaint against Samuel Iler, asking separate support for herself and her children in the sum of $75 per month. She says her husband has not been contributing more than $1 per week to the support of his family.
  • 28 Sep 1923 The evidence was heard in the case of Erma Wood against Lee Wood, but the decree was held up temporarily because of a flaw in the proof of service. Mrs. Wood testified that her husband was sent to the federal prison at Atlanta, Ga., for one year by Judge A. B. Anderson, of the districk court at Indianapolis, for violating the federal vehicle act. The plaintiff asks the custody of four children.
  • 29 Sep 1923 Bertha Justus, who was married to Clarence Justus in 1914 at the age of 16 years, was granted a divorce from his yesterday by Judge Charles J. Ryan in superior court. Mrs. Justus testified that her husband had been very cruel to her and had often struck her when he was in a fit of anger. The custody of two of the three children was placed with the father and the custody of the youngest was given to its mother at the request of the parties. "If I hear of either of you not behaving yourselves or refusing to care for the children, I'm going to take them away from you," Judge Ryan warned the couple.
  • 29 Sep 1923 Richard Wallace testified that his wife, Meta, was caught in a room with another man and that she was convicted and sent to jail for the offense. He was granted a divorce.
  • 29 Sep 1923 Judge Ryan heard more evidence in the divorce case of Pauline McDaniels against Roy McDaniels, which is being hotly contested for the custody of a 2-year-old child. Mrs. McDaniels, who has tuberculosis, wants the child placed in the care of her mother, who lives at St. Joe. McDaniels wants to take the child to the home of his parents. The evidence was concluded and the case will be argued at !:30 o'clock Tuesday afternoon.

  • 01 Oct 1923 Mrs. Alice Miller, 2024 Smith street, filed suit for a divorce from John M. Miller Saturday, alleging that he would not allow his mother-in-law to come to the house. He also went about with other women, according to the allegation of the complaint.
  • 01 Oct 1923 Carrie Talley, colored, was granted a divorce from Felin Talley on a cross-complaint charging cruel and inhuman treatment.
  • 02 Oct 1923 Although Matthew Junk and Norma Junk, 2804 1/2 Calhoun street, admit that they had disagreed about many things during their married life, they are of one mind in wanting a divorce. Both of them filed complaints for divorce yesterday in superior court. Mr. Junk got his papers on file first. He charged that his wife associated with other men and went to dances and other places of amusement without his consent and cursed him and called him vile name. Mrs. Junk alleged in her complaint that her husband would leave home and stay for several days at a time without explaining where he had been.
  • 02 Oct 1923 Harry Case, 2121 Gay street, filed suit for a divorce from Daisy Case, charging that she had abandoned him three times and remained away from him for several weeks.
  • 02 Oct 1923 Mrs. Nora Zent, 2537 South Anthony boulevard, asked a divorce from Jesse A. Zent, alleging that he was extremely jealous of her and falsely accused her of associating with other men.
  • 02 Oct 1923 Judge Ryan granted a divorce to Fred and Sophia Abajah. Mrs. Abajah was given $400 alimony.
  • 02 Oct 1923 Charles W. Brewster, 302 West Superior street, was granted a divorce from Sarah Brewster on his testimony that she threw pots and pans at his head when she became angry. He also said that his wife had abandoned him two or three times.
  • 02 Oct 1923 Mrs. Margaret A. Cary was given a decree from Samuel D. Cary when she testified that he had spent most of his time during the past 20 years drinking and gambling.
  • 03 Oct 1923 Ward L. Wilt, special accountant for the Pennsylvania Railroad company, who was sued for divorce and $40,000 alimony recently by his wife, Mary Wilt, 2814 Fairfield avenue, yesterday filed a cross-complaint to the action. The nature of the allegations were not revealed and was removed from the files as soon as the filing was noted. Mrs. Wilt recently had her husband cited for contempt of court for alleged failure to comply with an order of the court and she also has filed a petition for allowance. A hearing in the case was to have been held yesterday afternoon, but was postponed because Mrs. Wilt was not feeling well. The couple married 34 years ago.
  • 03 Oct 1923 The divorce case of Pauline against Roy McDaniels, which was heard in part last week, wasl also to have been concluded yesterday afternoon, but had to be proponed because of another suit which had previously been set for hearing yesterday. The McDaniels case has been warmly contested, because both parties are seeking the custody of their 2-year-old son.
  • 03 Oct 1923 Laura King filed suit for a divorce from Jesse King yesterday afternoon in superior court, charging that he had been convicted on charges of contributing to the delinquency of a minor girl. Mrs. King and her husband were married February 13, 1923, and separated March 22, 1923. The plaintiff also ask $250 alimony.
  • 03 Oct 1923 Loretta Luegring, 1223 Elm street, filed suit for a divorce from Marvin J. Luegring, alleging that her husband choked her within a week after she had undergone a serious operation. She says he also called her vile and indecent names.
  • 03 Oct 1923 Judge Ryan granted Clarance R. Schwaim, 1415 St. Marys avenue, a divorce from Marie Schwaim. Schwaim testified that his wife told him she was going to visit a sick woman and that instead she went to Rome City to a dance. Schwaim said he gave his wife all of his money every week except one dollar, which he kept for tobacco money. It was the third divorce for Mrs. Schwaim.
  • 03 Oct 1923 The divorce case of Orville Smith against Ethel Smith was dismissed.
  • 04 Oct 1923 William Wharton was granted a divorce from Ethel Wharton on a cross-complaint by Judge Charles J. Ryan in superior court. The children are to be allowed to remain in the Pixley-Long home, where they are at present, and their father was ordered to contribute to their support. Wharton charged his wife with cruel and inhuman treatment.
  • 04 Oct 1923 Mrs. Dessie Cass filed suit for a divorce from James Cass, charging that he beat her while intoxicated. The couple married January 27, 1923, and separated June 12, 1923.
  • 04 Oct 1923 Earl Ames filed suit for a divorce from Mrs. Josephine Ames, Defiance, O., naming Irvin Hatfield, of Definace, as do-respondent. Ames said neighbors came to his home in Defiance in his absence and found Harfield alsone with his wife. Ames noew lives in Fort Wayen.
  • 04 Oct 1923 Mrs. Blanche Fett, 1212 East Creighton avenue, filed suit for a divorce from Marllin Fett, alleging that he has been guilty of associating with other women. Mrs. Fett claims that her husband has taken her little girl away from her and will not let her see the child.
  • 04 Oct 1923 Mrs. Alice Ferguson, 2102 Spy Run avenue, asked a divorce from Charles Ferguson, charging that he wasted a great deal of his time gambling and that he allowed his father to swear at her. The plaintiff asks that her maiden name of Alice Dorrell be restored.
  • 04 Oct 1923 The divorce action of Alva Van Horn against Isabelle Van Horn was dismissed on motion by the plaintiff.
  • 05 Oct 1923 Maude Wiggins was granted a divorce from Clyde Wiggins by Judge Charles J. Ryan yesterday afternoon in superior court. Mrs. Wiggins testified that her husband came home drunk on an average of twice each week and that he tore her clothing on one occasion when he was in a fit of anger. She also said he called her vile names and was otherwise cruel to her.
  • 05 Oct 1923 Brilliant B. Weiss, 919 Liberty street, filed suit for a divorce from Fred A. Weiss, charging him with failure to support. Mrs. Weiss said her husband also cursed her and abused her. She asks the custody of two children. The couple married in 1919 and separated in 1923.
  • 05 Oct 1923 Nine suits for divorce were dismissed yesterday in superior court. The titles of the divorce suits were as follows: Violet against Calvin Miller; Margaret against George Taflinger; Russell against Thelma Foughty; Everett against Anna Penn; Esther against Calvin Smith; Rose against William E. Koontz; Calvin against Violet Miller; Martin against Margaret Klug and Gladys against John Bowers.
  • 06 Oct 1923 Charles Carpenter, stationary engineer, residing at Monroeville, yesterday filed suit for a divorce from Edna Carpenter, alleging that she deserted him in 1920 and went to Van Wert, O, where she lived with one Ray Springer and kept house for him unntil Springer was sent to prison on a bigamy charge. Carpenter and his wife were married in 1916.
  • 06 Oct 1923 Maude Sproat, 1822 Broadway, filed suit for a divorce from Willaim Sproat, charging drunkenness and cruel and inhuman treatment.
  • 06 Oct 1923 Winifred Daughtry, 338 Madison street, filed suit for a divorce from Clyde Daughtry, alleging habitual drunkenness and charging that Daughtry frequently assaulted her.
  • 06 Oct 1923 Judge Ryan granted Mae Fremion, 1918 Weisser Park avenue, a divorce from Elmer Fremion, on her testimony that Fremion frequently beat her and threatened to kill her.
  • 06 Oct 1923 Evelyn Oestermaier filed a cross-compalint for divorce from Herman Oestermeier, charging that he drinks, associates with other women and that he has failed to support her. She asks the custody of her child and $15 per week for support.
  • 06 Oct 1923 Six suits for divorce were dismissed yesterday in superior court for want of prosecution. The title of the suits are as follows: Nettie against Clyde Dumbauld; Ruth against William Ternet; Bessie Pearl Koch against Ernest Koch; Cyril against Elmira Ort; Alba against Wayne Worman; Emma against George Kallenback.
  • 08 Oct 1923 Elia V. Dupee, colored, 248 North Calhoun street, was granted a divorce Saturday from Louis B. Dupee, who was sentenced to the state reformatory for a perior of 2 to 21 years last May in circuit court on a charge of manslaughter, in connection with the killing of William Brown, colored. Mrs. Dupee testified that her husband failed to provide for her during their married life and that he associated with immoral women. Her maiden name was restored.
  • 08 Oct 1923 Emily E. Uptgraft, 615 Lavina street, was granted a divorce from Cleo H. Uptgraft, on the ground that he had refused to support her and that he would not speak to her for several days at a time. The plaintiff had her maiden name of Emily E. Shewell restored.
  • 08 Oct 1923 Emma L. Hendry filed suit for a two-years separation from Frank Henry, a carpenter. The couple was married 29 years ago. She charged him with cruel and inhuman treatment.
  • 08 Oct 1923 Albert P. Hail, 1403 1/2 Hayden street, sued Elsie Hail for divorce, alleging desertion. Hail claimed that his wife left him and her two children, telling him that she cared more for another man.
  • 08 Oct 1923 Almond W. Potts, 303 Gay street, asked a divorce from Merle F. Potts, alleging abandonment.
  • 08 Oct 1923 Myrlea Messmer, 329 East Washington street, sued Virgil C. Messner for divorce, charging non-support.
  • 09 Oct 1923 John W. Hodwick was cold-bloddedly "fired" from the position of husband to Hilda. Hodwick, according to his complaint for divorce filed yesterday in superior court. He said his wife told him that she has another man to take his place and that she wanted a divorce so she would be free to enjoy the companionship of the other man. The couple married in 1917 and separated in 1923.
  • 09 Oct 1923 Charles Null, 802 Barr street, filed suit for divorce from Daphen Null, alleging that his wife nagged him and refused to attend to her household duties. He asks the custody of their child, asserting that his wife is unfit to care for it.
  • 09 Oct 1923 Jessie Fischer, 2114 North Clinton street, sued John Fischer for a five-year separation and $5,000 alimony. Mrs. Fischer alleges that her husband has promised to marry another woman on the strength of his hope to secure a divorce for himself.
  • 09 Oct 1923 Bessie Merchant, 1210 Oak street, a nurse, filed suit for a divorce from William I. Merchant, charging failure to support during their four years of married life.
  • 09 Oct 1923 Cecil Hunt was granted a divorce from Byron Hunt on a charge of cruel and inhuman treatment. The plaintiff was granted the custody of her children.
  • 09 Oct 1923 The divorce case of Katherine against Benjamin Tackweil was dismissed.
  • 10 Oct 1923 Marcella B. Nash was granted an absolute divorce from Jospeh Thomas Nash yesterday afternoon by Judge Charles J. Ryan in superior court. The plaintiff testified that her husband had abused her and failed to take care of her. She was given the custody of her child and her husband was ordered to pay $5 a week for the support of the child.
  • 10 Oct 1923 Mollie Fifer was given a decree of separation from Curt L. Fifer on a charge of abandonment. The evidence was heard several days ago.
  • 10 Oct 1923 John E. Hutchins was divorced from Susan A. Hutchins after 30 years of married life. The plaintiff said his wife deserted him three years ago.
  • 10 Oct 1923 After two unsuccessful suits Joyce Johnson was given a divorce yesterday from John L. Johnson. She was awarded $300 alimony. Shortly before Mrs. Johnson brought her last suit her husband filed a complaint for an injunction to prevent her from suing him again. He alleged that she did not want a divorce, but was merely harassing him.
  • 10 Oct 1923 Olive Haviland was divorced from Grant Haviland on charges of cruel and inhuman treatment. Her maiden name of Olive Teehan was restored.
  • 10 Oct 1923 Rose Irelan filed suit for a divorce from Jasper Irelan, charging that he associated with other women.
  • 10 Oct 1923 Grace R. Ellsworth, 2705 South Calhoun street, filed suit for a divorce from DeWeile Ellsworth, alleging that he constantly nagged and scolded her. She asks that her maiden name of Grace R. Johnson be restored.
  • 10 Oct 1923 Mildred L. Wilcox sued Clarence J. Wilcox for divorce, alleging failure to support for a period of two years.
  • 11 Oct 1923 Charging that her husband has called her on the telephone and made threats against her life since she filed suit for divorce against him several days ago, Mrs. Clara Ormiston, 1342 Swinney avenue, yesterday come into superior court and got a restraining order to prevent Philip Ormiston from molesting her. Mrs. Ormiston is under indictment for perjury in circuit court for her testimony given before the grand jury at the time it probed the Dr. George Thain case.
  • 12 Oct 1923 Cecil Taylor, groom for a day, was granted a divorce from Esther Taylor yesterday afternoon in superior court. Taylor told Judge Ryan that his wife left for Wyoming the day after their nuptials, saying that she had to attend to some business. Taylor was to join her later. When he did go her found that she was living with another man, the plaintiff testified. He started to protest, but his wife told him he had better stay away from his rival or the latter would blow his brains out. Taylor returned here and filed suit for a divorce.
  • 12 Oct 1923 Theodore Hoffman, 19, of 2408 Smith street, filed suit in superior court to have his marriage to Coleen Hoffman annulled. Hoffman claims that he was too young at the time of his wedding to enter a legal marriage. He separated from his wife immediately after the ceremony and has not lived with her since, he claims. The marriage took place August 16.
  • 12 Oct 1923 Ward R. Maynard, 716 1/2 South Harrison street, filed suit for a divorce from his wife, Grace Maynard, alleging cruel and inhuman treatment.
  • 12 Oct 1923 The divorce suit of Ruth against Wesley France was dismissed.
  • 13 Oct 1923 Marvel Gibson, 2308 Smith street, asked a divorce from Harry Gibson, alleging that he had failed to support her and that she was compelled to work in stores and factories in order to get a living. Gibson gambled away most of his money, the plaintiff charges.
  • 13 Oct 1923 Cole Rosetta Ray charged Homer Paul Ray with failure to provide. She asked a divorce and custody of her children. The couple married in 1919 and separated in 1923.
  • 13 Oct 1923 Alice Stierwalt, 224 East Main street, asked a divorce from Donald Stierwalt, charging failure to provide. Mr. and Mrs. Stierwalt married two years ago.
  • 13 Oct 1923 Grance P. Koch alleged that Martin P. Koch falsely accused her of misconduct and other men.
  • 13 Oct 1923 Ruth M. France, 1132 West Main street, filed suit for a divorce from Wesley E. France. She charges that France is associating with his former wife. The plaintiff asks that her maiden name of Ruth M. Pyle be restored.
  • 13 Oct 1923 Minnie Baxter, 1226 East Lewis street, brought a suit to have her marriage to Benjamin Baxter annuled. The plaintiff says that Baxter was a person of unsound mind at the time of their marriage on June 29, 1922, and has since been committed to an insane asylum. Mrs. Baxter wants her maiden name of Minnie Franke restored.
  • 13 Oct 1923 Sam King, colored, 216 North Calhoun street, filed suit for a divorce from his wife, Laura. He alleges that she got drunk frequently and that she recently set fire to his truck. King is a porter for the Pennsylvania Raidroad company.
  • 13 Oct 1923 Catherine Ellison, 1304 Weisser Part avenue, filed a cross-complaint for divorce from George D. Ellison, alleging that he has made many threats to take her life and that he often drew a revolver on her and made her dance.
  • 14 Oct 1923 Arthur Koons, barber, against Irene M. Koons, for divorce, alleging abandonment. The couple married in 1900 and separated in 1902.
  • 14 Oct 1923 Emma O. Etter against C. H. Etter, 346 East Main street, street car conductor, for divorce, charging abusive treatment.
  • 14 Oct 1923 Alene Williams was granted a divorce from Vanis Williams by Special Judge W. N. Ballou. The evidence was heard several days ago. The plaintiff charged cruel and inhuman treatment.
  • 16 Oct 1923 The divorce suit of Wilda Wilson against Harry Wilson was dismissed.
  • 16 Oct 1923 Rosa Fry was granted a divorce from Charles E. Fry and was given the custody of nine children, all of whom are under 17 years of age. Fry was ordered to pay his wife $10 per week for their support. Mrs. Fry testified that her husband was a drunkard.
  • 16 Oct 1923 Rose Rogers was awarded a decree from Harold Rogers. The plaintiff said her husband associated with other women and she told the judge that she found a pack of letters after her husband left home which he had received from other women.
  • 16 Oct 1923 Pearl G. Houghton was divorced from Mason L. Houghton on a cross-complaint. The couple married 13 years ago. Mrs. Houghton said her husband was so disagreeable that it was impossible for her to live with him.
  • 16 Oct 1923 The case of Elizabeth Kaylor against Harry Kaylor was continued until residence witnesses could be heard. Mrs. Kaylor testified that her husband had struck her, associated with other women and had squandered his money on drink.
  • 16 Oct 1923 Aliday Anderson, plaintiff in a suit for divorce from William Anderson, said her husband deserted her on the day the sheriff came to arrest him for child neglect. She charged that Anderson had made threats to kill her. The hearing was continued for further evidence.
  • 16 Oct 1923 Alta Evans was granted an absolute divorce from Sidney Evans, charging nonsupport and infidelity. Mrs. Evans was awarded the custody of her child, Dorothy, age 4, and Evans was ordered to pay $8 per week for the support of the child.
  • 16 Oct 1923 The decree was held up in the divorce case of Florence Tinstman against Stanley Tinstman unntil the legal residence of the plaintiff is established. Mrs. Tinstman said her husband beat her a dozen times during their married life and that he drank and gambled.
  • 16 Oct 1923 Mrs. E. Ryder filed a cross-complaint for a divorce from Simon J. Ryder in which she asked $5,000 alimony. The couple have been married since 1881.
  • 16 Oct 1923 Lillian Claycomb filed suit for a divorce from Raymond Claycomb, charging cruel and inhuman treatment.
  • 16 Oct 1923 Irene Schwartz, 1636 Short street, asked a divorce from Roy Schwartz and $1,000 alimony. She asks the custody of her child. The plaintiff says her husband ordered her away from his home.
  • 16 Oct 1923 Anna Elizabeth Anderson, 2313 Kenwood avenue, has filed a suit against John F. Andersom asking a divorce, $5,000 alimony and the restoration of her former name, Anna Elizabeth Stimler. She charged failure to provide and nagging.
  • 16 Oct 1923 Judge Ryan dismissed 37 cases for divorce. The title of the cases which were dismissed were as follows: Joseph M. Mills against Myrtle Mills; John Kientz against Beatrice Klentz; Nellie Lamprecht against Alphons Lamprecht; Dora Dixon against Raymond Dixon; Sylvia Ranes against Jess Ranes; Nancy Brown against James Brown; Hazel Uhrick against Vernon Uhrick; Frank McClymonds against Gertie McClymonds; Hazel Southern against Walter Southern; Bessie Marlott against Frank Marlott; Lillian Richard against William Richard; Mildred Roberson against Alvin Roberson; Dora Doenges against Robert Doenges; Edith Parrant against John Parrant; Helen Rapier against Roy Rapier; Bessie Moring against Albert Moring; Mabel Kendall against Carl A. Kendall; Maude Huber against Tony Huber; Donna Besancon against Joseph Besancon; Geneva Johnson against Arthur LeRoy Johnson; Louise D. Schoppman against Louis Schoppman; Elfrieda Brese against Herbert Brese; Rebecca McCarthy against Edwary McCarthy; Pearl Sweeny against Edward F. Sweeny; Ella Lemoy against James H. Lemoy; Myrtle Brinker against Lumm Brinker; Evelyn Oestermeyer against Herman Oestermeyer; Andy Betley against Mary Betley; Minnie Clark against Joseph E. Clark; Pearl Axton against George W. Axton; Mea E. Nierman against August Nierman, Jr. ; Glenna Donnelly against Gerald Donnelly; Cardes Johnson against Leo Johnson; Ray J. Miller against Pauline Miller; May Shafer against Fred L. Shafer; Susie Moore against Robert Moore; Virginia Beberstein against Theodore Beberstein.
  • 17 Oct 1923 Tressa Miles was given a divorce from Fred B. Miles, automobile salesman, yesterday afternoon in superior court. She was also given the custody of her son, Fred B. Miles, Jr. Miles was ordered to pay $7.50 a week for the support of the child. The plaintiff testified that her husband slapped her and was otherwise cruel to her.
  • 17 Oct 1923 Pearl Farrell was granted a divorce from Melvin Farrell on the grounds of nonsupport. The couple married in 1921 and separated about a year ago.
  • 17 Oct 1923 Joseph Westrick was divorce from Rheua Westrick on a charge of abandonment.
  • 17 Oct 1923 James Iron was divorced from Ethel Iron on his testimony that they were unable to agree upon anything.
  • 17 Oct 1923 Roy Allen, traveling salesman, living at the Baltes hotel, asked for a decree from Fayma Allen, alleging that she had a violent temper and made his life miserable by her nagging.
  • 17 Oct 1923 Hilda Beard is plaintiff ins a suit for divorce from Charles Beard. She says her husband has ordered her to leave his home on several occasions. She asks the custody of a child.
  • 17 Oct 1923 Dorothy Maples, 234 Montgomery street, charges Ora Maples with failure to support. She asks a divorce and the custody of her child.
  • 17 Oct 1923 Failure to support and false charges of improper conduct made against her by her husband, were the grounds upon which Magnella Herman asked a divorce from Walter D. Herman in a complaint filed in superior court. The couple married July 16 and separated October 14, 1923.
  • 17 Oct 1923 Lillian Claycomb, 320 West Superior street, filed a suit for divorce against Raymond Claycomb, who was sentenced to the reformatory last January on a forgery charge.
  • 17 Oct 1923 Five divorce cases were dismissed yesterday in superior court for want of prosecution. The titles of the suits were as follows: Joseph W. Kearney against Alice Kearney; Margaret Davis against Walter Davis; Mary Brown against William Brown; Sadie Patty against Harvey Patty; Emma Fritzinger against Robert Fritzinger.
  • 17 Oct 1923 The suit of Lydia Feagan against Jewell Feagan was dismissed on motion by the plaintiff.
  • 18 Oct 1923 Peter Anstis, 1806 Weisser Park avenue, and Gust Rizos, former Calhoun street restaurant proprietor, were name as co-respondents in a suit for divorce filed yesterday by Sylvester Farra, mechanic, 1101 Cochran street, against his eife, Hazel Farra. Farra alleges that his wife has been guilty of association with a number of Greeks and charges that she wrote a letter to Anstis on October 16, inviting him and Rizos to her home, telling them that it would be sale because her husband was out of the city. Farra says his wife told him that he was too old for her and that she preferred the company of younger men.
  • 18 Oct 1923 Mary Jennings filed suit for a divorce from John E. Jennings, alleging that he left her and went to Canada on Tuesday without any explanation and left her wholly dependent upon herself and her friends for support. The couple married June 22.
  • 18 Oct 1923 Judge Ryan granted Charles O. Jarvis, 822 Lafayette street, a divorce from Laura Jarvis. Jarvis testified that his wife refused to move from Marion to Fort Wayne when he came here to accept a better job. He also said his wife associated with other men and sometimes came home drunk.
  • 18 Oct 1923 Nathan Horn, night watchman, filed a cross-complaint for a divorce from Sarah Horn. The couple has been married more than 50 years. Horn said his wife told him she hated him so tha she could cut his throat. He said he was afraid to sleep in the same house with her.
  • 18 Oct 1923 Anna Hale dismissed her suit for divorce from John Hale.
  • 18 Oct 1923 The divorce suit of Lucy Baker against Camden Baker was dismissed.
  • 19 Oct 1923 Grace Jane Fahlsing, 813 West Main street, who gave her occupation as housekeeper and musician, yesterday filed suit for a divorce from Harry Fahlsing, 219 Masterson avenue. The couple married in 1920. Mrs. Fahlsing alleges that her husband would fly into a rage and curse her upon the slightest provocation. She also charges that he failed to make reasonable provision for her support, although well able to do so.
  • 19 Oct 1923 Audry Hughes filed suit for a divorce from Alfred Hughes, charging failure to support.
  • 19 Oct 1923 Clarence Springer brought suit against Jessie Springer to annul their marriage. The couple married 18 years ago, but never lived together. Springer says he was induced to enter the marriage through fraudulent representations.
  • 19 Oct 1923 Hazel Stewart, 1008 Taylor street, sued John B. Stewart for divorce charging desertion. She wants her maiden name of Hazel Van Wurtle restored.
  • 19 Oct 1923 Mary E. Jennings asked a divorce from John E. Jennings, alleging that he deserted her two years ago and went to Canada.
  • 19 Oct 1923 Judge Ryan granted Frances Hunter, colored, a divorce from Will Hunter, colored. Mrs. Hunter said her husband deserted her five years ago in Montgomery, Ala.
  • 20 Oct 1923 Lola I. Beard, 1422 Taylor street, filed suit for a divorce from John Milton Beard, of Edgerton, O., yesterday and asked $1,000, the custody of a child and $500 a year for the support of the child. Mrs. Beard alleged that her husband refused to buy medicine for her while she was ill and that he cursed her and called her vile names and failed to support her properly.
  • 21 Oct 1923 Clay Valentine filed suit for a divorce from Anna Valentine, alleging abandonment. The complaint says that the couple married on September 5, 1922, and that three months later Mrs. Valentine deserted her husband and went to Muncie to live. She returned several time and her husband took her back. They separated finally on September 1, he says.
  • 21 Oct 1923 Howard Herman sued Viola Herman for divorce, charging abandonment. The marriage took place on July 7, 1923, and the separation on October 14.
  • 23 Oct 1923 Mrs. Ethel Sheets, 312 Harrison street, filed suit for a divorce from Charles Sheets yesterday, charging failure to provide and cruel and inhuman treatment. She had a restraining order issued against the Palace theater to prevent her husband from drawing his wages. The couple married in 1913.
  • 23 Oct 1923 Hazel King filed suit for a divorce from Henry King, alleging that her husband deserted her without cause. The marriage was a brief one, lasting from April 14, 1923 until June 13.
  • 23 Oct 1923 The divorce suit of Melvin Weibel against Marie Weibel was dismissed on a motion of the plaintiff.
  • 24 Oct 1923 Ora Manuel, 918 Fairfield avenue, asked a divorce from Jules Manuel, charging that her husband failed to provide for her, and falsely accused her of associating with other men. The plaintiff asked that her maiden name of Ora Hapner be restored.
  • 24 Oct 1923 Frieda Aker, 1106 1/2 Broadway, filed suit for divorce against Jacob Aker, alleging cruel and inhuman treatment.
  • 24 Oct 1923 Esther L. Trout filed a suit for divorce against William B. Trout, charging abandonment for a periord of two years.
  • 24 Oct 1923 Hortense Tyler, 1814 Weisser Park avenue, has filed a suit for divorce against Edgar Tyler, alleging he had a violent temper, called her vile names and general abuse.
  • 24 Oct 1923 Anna Yergens, 513 East Taber street, has filed suit for a limited separation for a period of two years against Fred Yergens. She is naming Mrs. Metta Miller as co-respondent.
  • 24 Oct 1923 Pearl Fries has filed suit for divorce against Ralph Fries, charging failure to provide, gambling, and late hours.
  • 24 Oct 1923 Margaret Polly, 411 Holman street has filed suit for divorce against Laurel Polley, charging threats to kill.
  • 24 Oct 1923 Clara C. Henry filed a cross-complaint for a divorce from Andrew Henry, alleging that she found his stenographer's gloves in his pocket.
  • 24 Oct 1923 Martin P. Koch, 232 1/2 East Maint street, filed a cross-complaint against Grace Koch, naming Theodore Schumm as co-respondent.
  • 24 Oct 1923 Elizabeth Kaylor was given a divorce from Harry Kaylor. The evidence was heard several days ago.
  • 24 Oct 1923 The divorce suit of Glenn Rondot against Grace Rondot was dismissed on a motion by the plaintiff.
  • 25 Oct 1923 Constance Stewart, living in Washington township on the Lima road, about one-eighth mile south of the Wallen road, filed suit yesterday for a divorce from Oliver E. Stewart, a barber, and asked $3,000 alimony. The couple was married in 1908 and have one child, 11 years old, of whom the mother asks custody. Mrs. Stewart says her husband deserted her five time during their married life and that he had quarreled and nagged at her continually during the past seven years and that he has made threats against her life.
  • 25 Oct 1923 Pearl May Axton, 4033 South Hoagland, avenue, mother of seven children under the age of ten years, filed suit yesterday afternoon for a five-year divorce from George W. Axton. She asks $60 a month for support and the custody of all of the children. Failure to provide and cruel and inhuman treatment is alleged.
  • 25 Oct 1923 Grace Toles was granted a divorce from John Toles by Judge Ryan. Mrs. Toles charged drunkenness and threats of violence. The couple was married in 1905.
  • 25 Oct 1923 Ethel Langdon was granted a divorce from Martin Langdon. Mrs. Langdon had charged failure to provide and gambling and drinking.
  • 25 Oct 1923 Clara Henry was granted a divorce on her cross-complaint against Andrew Henry. She was also awarded the custody of the child. Henry was ordered to pay $7.50 a week to its support.
  • 26 Oct 1923 Fannie Williams, 2025 LaFontaine street, in a complaint filed against Johnnie Williams, alleged that her husband associated with other women and when she spoke to him about it he beat her unmercifully with his fists. One beating was so severe that she had to stay in bed for two weeks, she alleged. Mrs. Williams asks the custody of her children. The couple married in 1915.
  • 26 Oct 1923 Helen Fliecek, 1003 Pape avenue, filed suit for a divorce from William Fliecek, charging cruel and inhuman treatment. The couple married June 21, 1922 and separated October 24, 1923.
  • 26 Oct 1923 Judge Ryan granted Bertha Schnepp a divorce from Cletus Schnepp yesterday on testimony heard several days ago. The plaintiff charged her husband with drunkenness, and with deserting her four times. The custody of the children was given to Schnepp with the understanding that they would be placed in the care of his parents with whom he lives.
  • 26 Oct 1923 A decee was granted in the case of Forest Wilson against Evelyn Wilson in which the evidence was also heard several days ago. Wilson testified that his wife had abandoned him last July.
  • 27 Oct 1923 Mrs. Maude Louraine, 1218 Rivermet avenue, filed suit for a divorce late yesterday from John Louraine, former manager of a soft drink parlor and asked $5,000 alimony. Mrs. Louraine alleges that her husband has brutally beaten her upon a number of occasions during the past few years, the last one being on Tuesday evening. She charges that her husband is a constant user of intoxicating liquor and that he is cruel to her when under the influence of liquor. The complait concludes "that because of their daughter the plaintiff will not at this time set out all her grounds for divorce from defendant unless he makes it necessary to do so." Mrs. Louraine asks the custody of her daughter Merland, 18. The couple married in 1902. A suit for divorce was filed about a year ago, but was dismissed when the parties became reconciled.
  • 27 Oct 1923 Lon Klopfenstein, 1221 Home avenue, filed suit for a divorce from Lucille T. Klopfenstein, alleging that his wife confessed to him that she had dates with other men and that she loved another man. The couple married on September 5.
  • 27 Oct 1923 Elva Pressler filed suit for a divorce from Charles A. Pressler claiming that her husband accused her of unbecoming conduct during their married life. The couple lived together from September 12 until October 13.
  • 27 Oct 1923 Edna Davis, East Berry street, asked a divorce from Leo Davis, charging failure to support for a perior of two years.
  • 27 Oct 1923 Jean Quicksell dismissed her suit for divorce from Howard Quicksell.
  • 28 Oct 1923 Hazel Michael Baker, who was tried in circuit court several months ago on a charge of bigamy because she failed to secure a divorce from Harry Michael, her common law husband, was granted a divorce yesterday by Judge Ryan in superior court. Mrs. Michael alleged cruel and inhuman treatment and said her husband falsely accused her of associating with other men while she lived with him. When Mrs. Michael-Baker was tried fro bigamy Judge Wood found her guilty, but said he did not believe that she had intended to violate the law and she was given only a small fine. The woman was divorced from Michael in the Huntington county circuit court and later the couple entered a common law marriage. Mrs. Baker said she consulted two lawyers before she married Baker and they both told her they thought she was divorced from Michael.
  • 30 Oct 1923 Carl Crothers used cave-man tactics in his management of his wife, Opal Crothers, 665 West Hoffman street, and she did not like it, according to her complaint for a divorce filed yesterday afternoon in superior court. Mrs. Crothers alleges that her husband knocked her down innumeralbe times with his fists and on one occasion during an outburst of anger he grabbed her by the hair and beat her head against the wall until she was dizzy. They were married April 29, 1922 and separated October 27, 1923. They have a young child.
  • 30 Oct 1923 Mrs. Vera Thelma Miller, 212 West Williams street, filed suit for a divorce from Alva W. Miller, charging failure to support. The plaintiff asks $1,000 alimony. The couple was married July 15, 1922 and separated October 27, 1923.
  • 30 Oct 1923 Donald Snyder filed a plea in abatement to the complaint of his wife Anna for divorce.
  • 31 Oct 1923 Mrs. Mina Armstrong, 2104 Florida drive, proprietor of a dry cleaning establishment, yesterday filed suit for a divorce from Walter Armstrong. Mrs. Armstrong said her husband contracted debts which, to her great humility, he refusted to pay. He also told her that he did not like home, because it was too monotonous, but that he would rather travel around and live at hotels. The couple married in 1913 and separated a short time ago.
  • 31 Oct 1923 Judge Ryan granted Perry Tracey a divorce from Maude Marie Tracey. The plaintiff told the court that his wife abandoned him and several small children, the youngest of whom is about 21 months of age.

  • 01 Nov 1923 Harry Caldwell asked a decree from Margaret Caldwell and the custody of their minor child, alleging that his wife repeatedly told him that she did not care for him and had falsely accused him of unbecoming conduct. The couple married 23 years ago.
  • 01 Nov 1923 Margaret Borcherding charged that William Borcherding cursed and beat her. She asks a divorce. The couple married in 1920.
  • 01 Nov 1923 Sadie Schuler, 2016 East Washington, filed a complaint asking a divorce and $1,000 alimony from John W. Schuler. They have seven children under 16 years of age. Mrs. Schuler charges drunkenness and failure to provide.
  • 01 Nov 1923 Calvin R. Miller was made defendant in a suit for divorce filed by Violet Miller, 221 1/2 East Main street. Mrs. Miller charged cruelty and failure to provide.
  • 01 Nov 1923 Laura W. Wisner, Russell avenue, asked a divorce from Samuel A. Wisner, in a complaint charging failure to provide. The couple married more than thirty years ago.
  • 01 Nov 1923 John Dunn was charged with cruel and inhuman treatment in a complaint filed by his wife, Stella Dunn, 442 Bass street. The plaintiff asks the custody of an adopted child and $15 a week for support.
  • 02 Nov 1923 Ralph Smith took the money which his wife Gladys earned by her own labor and spent it for intoxicating liquor, according to the story told yesterday by Mrs. Smith in superior court. Judge Ryan granted her a divorce. The plaintiff said her husband had frequently told her that he did not love her and that she should go and file suit for a divorce. She said he is an hibitual drunkard.
  • 02 Nov 1923 Edward Myers, carpenter, living at 1626 East Creighton avenue, filed suit late yesterday for a divorce from Gerturde Myers. The couple was married in 1900. Myers alleged that his wife neglected her home in order to attend dances and other social functions and that he had to prepare his own meals.
  • 02 Nov 1923 Lena Gallaway, 1807 Monroe street, filed a complaint asking a divorce from Joseph Gallaway, charging cruel and inhuman treatment and failure to provide. Mrs. Gallaway asks the custody of her two children. The couple was married in 1917.
  • 02 Nov 1923 Judge Ryan held up the decree in the case of Emma Craig against James Craig until resident witnesses are produced. Mrs. Craig testified that her husband has filed to support her for a period of two years. She was granted the custody of her two children.
  • 02 Nov 1923 Helen Cooper, colored, vandeville actress, was granted a divorce from Jack Cooper, colored, actor, yesterday in superior court. Mrs. Cooper charged her husband with associating with another woman.
  • 02 Nov 1923 Sophia Dollarhite dismissed her suit against Benjamin Dollarhite for separation from bed and board.
  • 03 Nov 1923 Jessie Fischer often told her husband, John Fischer, that he was too good to her and that he did not "abuse" her enought, according to a cross-complaint for divorce filed in superior court yesterday. Fischer claims that his wife left him because he was too kind to her. He says he could not find it in his heart to be mean. Fischer said his wife admitted to him that she stopped in South Bend several times to see a former sweetheart when she was returning from a visit with her parents in Laporte. In her complaint, Mrs. Fischer asked a limited separation.
  • 03 Nov 1923 Emma L. Waltz, 303 East Lewis street, filed suit for a divorce from Alonzo Waltz, charging cruel and inhuman treatment.
  • 03 Nov 1923 Dora Schuler who obtained a limited separation from her husband, Roy Schuler last February, yesterday filed suit for an absolute divorce.
  • 04 Nov 1923 Norma Rosel filed suit for a divorce yesterday from her husband, Babe C. Rosel, of the Calhoun hotel. Mrs. Rosel alleges that her husband possesses a vicious temper and that he was guilty of cruel and inhuman treatment. The couple married May 19, 1923, and separated October 20.
  • 04 Nov 1923 "I'am cured," said Mrs. Irma Moore, yesterday when she was testifying before Judge Pro Tem Samuel C. Cleland in superior court in her suit for a divorce from Delbert Moore. "It was my first marriage and it will be my last," Mrs. Moore said. Moore could not be true, she testified. The couple lived together less than six weeks and Moore spent most of his time with women of questionalbe repute, according to the story told by his wife. Judge Cleland continued the case for further evidence.
  • 06 Nov 1923 Mrs. Natalie E. Bartlett lost the custody of her children when her husband, Aldo L. Bartlett was granted a divorce in superior court on a cross-complaint. The children were awarded to their fathher, Bartlett testified that his wife had been guilty of misconduct with another man in 1920 and he has had the children since that time.
  • 06 Nov 1923 Camden Baker was divorced from Lucy Baker on a charge of infidelity. The custody of a child was granted to the parents of Mrs. Baker and Baker was charged with its support.
  • 06 Nov 1923 Angelica Jacobs was granted a divorce from Chester Jacobs. The couple married in 1919 and separated about two months ago. The plaintiff testified to cruel and inhuman treatment and nonsupport.
  • 06 Nov 1923 Elizabeth Hill was given decree of divorce and the custody of four children from Lemuel L. Hill. She charged failure to support.
  • 06 Nov 1923 David H. Blume, 134 Wallace street, filed a complaint asking a divorce from Anna Blume, charging desertion. The couple married in 1914.
  • 06 Nov 1923 Vercie E. Bobbett, 1411 Clay street, asked a divorce from Ernest Bobbett on a desertion charge. She also asks the custody of her child.
  • 07 Nov 1923 Velma Marquardt charged Clem Marquardt with cruel and inhuman treatment. She alleges that he had a violent temper and abused her when he became angry. She asks the custody of two children. The couple married in 1917.
  • 07 Nov 1923 Rena Wagner filed suit for a divorce from Dale Wagner, alleging non-support and charging that her husband falsely accused her of associating with other men. The couple married in 1913.
  • 07 Nov 1923 Mable D. Richey filed a cross complaint for divorce from Earl Richey, charging that he abandoned her two years ago and has failed to support her during the time. Mrs. Richey says she was compelled to work in order to support her child.
  • 08 Nov 1923 Nick Filoff, native of Macedonia, was granted a divorce yesterday from his wife, Helene Filoff, who refused to follow him to this country. Filoff said he came here and got a job as clerk in a grocery store and saved $400 which he sent to his wife to pay her fare to the United States. He showed a letter written in his native tongue in which his wife told him that she would never come to America under any condiseration and that he should get a divorce if he wanted one. The letter was translated for Judge Ryan by Nicholas Pandoff, head of the foreigh department of the Lincoln National bank.
  • 08 Nov 1923 Beulah Long was granted a divorce from Daniel W. Long on her testifmony that her husband came home drunk three or four nights each week. The couple has been married 13 years.
  • 08 Nov 1923 Myrtle Perkins was divorced from Martin Perkins. Mrs. Perkins claimed that her husband wanted her to go out and work for her own living and that he cursed her and quarreled with her.
  • 09 Nov 1923 Charles C. Hays, commission merchant, was made defendant in a suit for divorce and $6,000 alimony filed late yesterday in superior court by his wife, Evie Hays, 1221 Nuttman avenue. Mrs. Hays alleged that her husband has been a habitual drunkard for some time and that he had been associating with other women for more than five years. The complaint says that Hays often comes home drunk and strikes his wife and makes threats against her life, and that she has been boliged to hide an revolver which he keeps in the house. The plaintiff alleges that she inherited the property, on Nuttman avenue from her parents and that Hays persuaded her to put a $3,000 mortgage on the house and then diverted the money to his own uses. The couple married 1895 and they have five children, the youngest os whom is 15 years old. Mrs. Hays asks the custody of the youngest.
  • 09 Nov 1923 Mabel Bax, 933 High street, filed suit for a divorce from Harry Bax, alleging that her husband is a habitual drunkard, that he falsely accused her of associating with other men and that he threatened to shoot her. The plaintiff also asks $500 alimony.
  • 09 Nov 1923 John King asked a divorce from Anna King in a complaint alleging that his wife refused to cook for him, refused to keep house and told the plaintiff that she did not love him. He asks the custody of the children.
  • 09 Nov 1923 John Dunn filed a cross-complaint for a divorce from Stella Dunn yesterday, alleging that she has been guilty of keeping company with a roomer at the Dunn home.
  • 09 Nov 1923 Kenneth Perkins filed suit for a divorce from Gerturde Perkins yesterday in superior court, alleging that she attended dances without his consent and that she refused to keep house for him.
  • 10 Nov 1923 Mrs. Mary Ellett, Washington township, filed suit for a divorce from Debs Ellett. She charged that her husband beat her and called her vile names.
  • 10 Nov 1923 Margaret Hansen was granted a divorce from Harvey Hansen and was given the custody of her minor child. She charged that her husband struck her and that he left her in July, 1922. The couple married in 1917.
  • 10 Nov 1923 Isabelle Burnsides was granted a divorce from William Burnsides, on testimony that he choked her and nagged at her. The couple married June 24 and separated October 4, 1922.
  • 13 Nov 1923 William H. Dornte, 70, janitor at the courthouse, yesterday filed suit for a divorce from Elizabeth M. Dornte, to whom her was married on June 17. The couple separated on August 1. Dornte says that he was not sooner married than his wife began to criticize his habits and to nag him. Before the marriage had lasted a month she told him she was disappointed and was sorry that she had ever married him. Dornte says he has to work every day and he has decided that he is better off single.
  • 13 Nov 1923 Hilda Prine filed suit for a divorce from Ernest Prine charging cruel and inhuman treatment. The couple married November 10, 1920 and separated last June.
  • 13 Nov 1923 John Johnson was granted a divorce from Hazel Johnson. He told Judge Wood that his wife had deserted him and had gone to Toledo to live with another man.
  • 13 Nov 1923 Andrew Slack was granted a divorce from Vera Slack on testimony of cruel and inhuman treatment. The defendant had her maiden name of Vera Kaufman restored.
  • 13 Nov 1923 Lovie Gunn, colored, was granted a divorce from Walter Gunn, colored. She testified that her husband failed to support her and that he often beat her.
  • 14 Nov 1923 Mrs. Carrie Penn, mother of eight children, was granted a divorce from her husband, Charles Penn yesterday afternoon in superior court. Six of the children are under the care of the board of children's guardians at the county orphans' home. They will be left in the institution and their father will be charged with their support. Mrs. Penn told Judge Ryan that her husband had given her only $2 a week to support the entire family. She charged nonsupport.
  • 14 Nov 1923 Ethel Heim was granted a divorce from Frank J. Heim on a charge of failure to support. The plaintiff also said that her husband was extremely jealous of her and threatened to committ suicide.
  • 14 Nov 1923 Katherine Sands, 508 Buchanan street, filed suit for a divorce from Roy Sands, switchman, who goes under the name of R. L. Sanders, according to the complaint. She claimed that her husband got drunk and assaulted her. The couple married on September 14 and lived together less than two months.
  • 14 Nov 1923 Loretta Havert, 1209 Barr street, filed suit for a divorce from Leo Havert, cement contractor. Mrs. Havert charged her husband with cruel and inhuman treatment and with drunkenness.
  • 14 Nov 1923 Thelma Meader filed a cross-complaint for divorce from William W. Meader, asking that the court award her as much alimony as he deems proper and that her maiden name of Thelma A. Shrex be restored.
  • 15 Nov 1923 Christine Jagow, 1401 Fletcher avenue, asked a divorce from John Jagow in a complaint alleging that he had abandoned her and their child four years ago. Mrs. Jagow asks the custody of the child. The couple married November 30, 1918, and separated July 4, 1919.
  • 15 Nov 1923 Thomas J. Smethers, 2009 Wells street, filed suit for a divorce from Ethel Smethers. The plaintiff says his wife told him that it would be impossible for them to live together because of their difference in temperament. She ordered him to leave their home on November 15, according to the complaint. They were married in 1921.
  • 15 Nov 1923 August Henschen filed suit for a divorce from Clara Henschen. Henschen charged that his wife allowed her house to be used by couples for wild parties. The couple have lived together since 1904.
  • 15 Nov 1923 The married life of William H. McConnehey, living in Washington township, and Clara McConnehey, his wife, lasted only six weeks, according to a complaint for divorce filed yesterday by the husband. He said his wife left him and wrote him a letter in which she said she was too young to settle down to a life of marriage.
  • 15 Nov 1923 Frank Hendry, 216 West Main street, filed a cross-bill for divorce from Mrs. Emma Hendry, yesterday in which he claims that he has had to do the family washing for a period of 8 ro 10 years. He also alleged that he planted a garden and that his wife went out and destroyed it. He further says that his wife had him deed her a house which he owned in Ossian and after she had secured the deed she turned him out of the house.
  • 16 Nov 1923 Mrs. Edith Fisher asked a suit for divorce from Denver Clyde Fisher on a charge of drunkenness and cruel and inhuman treatment. The couple was married on June 14, and separated a short time ago.
  • 16 Nov 1923 Oscar Wagner brought suit for a divorce from Mrs. Ethel Wagner, 1109 Grand avenue, charging that she neglected him and her home. The couple married in 1911.
  • 16 Nov 1923 Mrs. Elva Pressler, 230 Killea avenue, asked a divorce and $1,000 alimony from Charles Pressler, to whom she was married September 12. She alleged that her husband was quarrelsome and that he called her vile names.
  • 16 Nov 1923 Judge Ryan granted Clara Lindemuth a decree from Harley Lindemuth on her testimony that her husband failed to provide for her.
  • 17 Nov 1923 Zoe Brannock and Herbert Brannock were married on June 13, 1921, and lived blissfully together for 15 days. Then Herbert kissed his bride goodby, and she has not seen him nor heard from him since. Mrs. Brannock said her husband left her, saying that he was going to St. Louis to find employment and that he would write as soon as he got located. She has not heard from him since. The plaintiff asks that her maiden name of Zoe E. Geiger be restored.
  • 17 Nov 1923 Edna Demmel filed suit for a divorce from Roy Demmel, alleging that her husband called her vile names, and failed to provide for her.
  • 17 Nov 1923 Oscar W. Wagner, 720 North Anthony boulevard, filed suit for a divorce from Ethel Wagner. He alleges that his wife had persisted in visiting a house at which liquor is sold and that she has refused to discontinue the practice.
  • 17 Nov 1923 Fred Yergens filed a cross-complaint for divorce from Mrs. Anna Yergens, in which he charges his wife with nagging, quarrelsomeness and jealousy.
  • 18 Nov 1923 Mrs. Bessie DeWitt filed suit for a divorce and $2,000 alimony yesterday from John DeWitt. The plaintiff also asks the custody of a son. The couple was married 14 years ago. Mrs. DeWitt alleges that her husband possessed a jealous disposition, and that he has been guilty of making false accusations in regard to her conduct.
  • 18 Nov 1923 Mrs. Edna Demmel filed a complaitn asking a divorce from Roy Demmel, who left her and her three children last July, according to her allegation. She asks the custody of the three children. The defendant is charged with profanity, and with refusing to hold a job. Mr. and Mrs. Demmel were married three years ago.
  • 18 Nov 1923 Judge Ryan granted Joseph Vining a divorce from Hazel Vining. The plaintiff charged that his wife falsely accused him of associating with other women. The mother was given the custody of the child.
  • 20 Nov 1923 Irene Cottrell testified that Ira Cottrell failed to support her for a period of two years. She was granted a decree. The couple married April 23, 1915, and separated January 1, 1920.
  • 20 Nov 1923 Alma Hunter told the court that her husband, Bryce Hunter, failed to support her and told her to get out and earns her own living. She was divorced.
  • 20 Nov 1923 Daisy Shock was divorced from Fred Shock, who is charged in the circuit court with a statuatory offense against a young girl. Mrs. Shock said her husband had been guilty of cruel and inhuman treatment.
  • 20 Nov 1923 Delbert Miller, 120 Eureka street, filed suit for a divorce from his wife, Ruth Miller who is serving a prison term on a statutory charge for which she was sentenced in police court. Miller charged his wife with infidelity. Miller was arrested Saturday by the police on the charge of neglecting his boy who was found at the "board home" of Mrs. Joseph Goethe last week.
  • 20 Nov 1923 Mary Henline, 212 Third street, asked a divorce in a suit filed against George H. Henline. She charges her husband with habitual drunkenness, and says he kept late hours and loafed about poolrooms.
  • 20 Nov 1923 Part of the evidence was heard in the case of Jessie Fischer against John Fischer and the case was continued for one week.
  • 21 Nov 1923 Levina Snyder was granted a divorce from John Snyder on testimony charging that he struck her and called her vile names while he was intoxicated. Mrs. Snyder was given the custody of her daughter, Margaret, 13. The couple married in 1907.
  • 21 Nov 1923 Hattie Debolt testified that Chauncep Debolt left her in 1922 after three weeks of married life. She testified that he was cruel to her during the time they lived together.
  • 21 Nov 1923 Jesse Monroe filed a suit for divorce against Ida Monroe, charging fault finding and nagging.
  • 21 Nov 1923 Earl Wilson, 818 West Superior street had filed a suit for divorce against Bertha Wilson, charging desertion in 1918.
  • 21 Nov 1923 Lottie Eagleson, 618 Cherry street filed a suit for divorce against William Eagleson charging infidelity.
  • 21 Nov 1923 Ida Tilbury, 1302 Swinney avenue filed a suit for divorce against Charles Tilbury charging failure to support.
  • 21 Nov 1923 Frank Spillner has filed for a divorce from Pauline Spillner charging desertion.
  • 21 Nov 1923 Othel Warner has filed suit for divorce from Vernice Warner charging infidelity and refusal to cook meals.
  • 21 Nov 1923 Fred Oakley dismissed his suit for a divorce from Ethel Oakley.
  • 21 Nov 1923 Rose Liepold, who returned here recently from Germany, where she claimed her husband, Paul Liepold, deserted her penniless, yesterday filed a motion to have her suit for divorce reinstated. She claims Liepold had it dismissed through fraudulent representations.
  • 22 Nov 1923 Everett Pense filed suit for a divorce from Anna Pense, charging desertion. The couple was married in 1918 and separated in 1920.
  • 22 Nov 1923 William W. Meader sued Thelma Meader for divorce, charging cruel and inhuman treatment.
  • 22 Nov 1923 Mrs. Rose Leipold was charged with burying $7,000 in gold under the concete floor of the basement of the house at 1308 Lynn avenue during the World war in order to prevent her money being seized by the government and to escape paying taxes or buying bonds, according to Pau Leipold, 813 Edgewater avenue, in a complaint for a divorce filed yesterday in superior court. Mrs. Leipold returned from Germany this week and had her husband arrested on a charge of wife neglect. She claims that Leipole deserted her in Germany, where they had gone on a visit. She says he left her penniless and carried off their daughter Gerturde, 5 years old, whom the mother has not been able to locate. Leipold said neither he nor his wife were American citizens during the war and that Mrs. Leipold was afraid the government would seize her property because she was an alien. Leipold came to the United States about 1912 and Mrs. Leipold came the year before. They were married in 1915, Leipold said his wife had considerable money at the time of their marriage, but she was of a very miserly disposition and urged him to get all of her securities changed into gold in order that she might bury it. Leipold says he disliked the idea of trying to excape his obligations to the government under which he lived and that he tried to dissuade her from the idea. He says however, that his wife forced him to have the money changed to gold and then had him bury it in the ground under the concrete in which he dug a hole and then repaired the hole with more concrete to prevent anyone from finding the money. No sooner was the concrete dry than his wife forced him to sopen the hole with a chisel in order to make sure that the money was there. She came and took a "miserly" look at the gold and ordered the hole closed and dealed until the war was over. Leipold alleges that his wife has an uncontrolable temper and would fly into fits of rage and that he would have to throw water into her face to bring her to her senses. At other times she would become angry and hammer the walls with her fists until she knocked holes in the plaster. A favorite method of spending her wrath was to hurl dishes at his head, Leipold claims. The plaintiff alleges that he has seen Mrs. Leipold beat her daughter by a former marriage until blood ran down the arms of the child. He says she used a broomstick as a whip. Leipold says his wife called him all the vile name know to the German tongue. In December, 1922, the couple went to Germany taking their daughter with them. Leipold does not go into the details of the charge made by his wife that he took her money and returned to America leaving her penniless. Mrs. Leipold says she and her first husband made the money.
  • 23 Nov 1923 After 32 years of married life, Caroline Fenker yesterday filed suit for a divorce from Rudolph G. Fenker, a carpenter, 1702 Lumbard street. The plaintiff asks $1,000 alimony. Mrs. Fenker alleges that her husband failed to support her for several years prior to their separation although he was able to do so.
  • 23 Nov 1923 Thelma Foughty filed suit for a divorce from Russell Faughty, alleging cruel and inhuman treatment. They were married September 18, 1922, and separated about two months ago.
  • 27 Nov 1923 Hattie Springer, Leo, filed a complaint asking a decree from Samuel Springer, who she alleged treatened to do her bodily harm, and who cused her and called her vile names.
  • 27 Nov 1923 Emily Nelson, 1910 Pontiac street, asked a divorce from John L. Nelson charging cruel and inhuman treatment. The couple married in 1902 and have several grown children.
  • 27 Nov 1923 Robert J. Lighthouse, 310 DeWald street, charged that his wife kept late hours and that she sometimes remained away from home all night. He said she frequently dared him to strike her in order that she might have grounds for divorce.
  • 27 Nov 1923 Marion Anderson, colored, 513 Hough street, asked a divorce from Harvey Anderson, alleging desertion and that he is now living in Detroit with another woman.
  • 27 Nov 1923 Margaret Weibel told Judge Ryan that her husband, Dalls Weibel, abandoned her twice, struck her and was cruel to her. The decree was held up until residence witnesses could be brought into court.
  • 27 Nov 1923 Mount Brame, colored, was granted a divorce from Mary Elizabeth Brame. Brame told the court that his wife ran away to Evansville to live with another man and that the last he heard of her she was in jail for cutting the throat of a colored man in Van Wert, O.
  • 27 Nov 1923 Elizabeth Taylor was granted a divorce from James Taylor, colored, who eloped to Detroit, Mich., with another women, according to the story of the plaintiff.
  • 28 Nov 1923 Pearl Doehrmann yesterday filed suit for divorce against Carl E. Doehrmann, alleging that he took and converted to his own use money which her father had sent her with which to buy clothes. The plaintiff claims that her husband refused to support her, although plenty able to do so. She asks $200 alimony. The couple married in 1916.
  • 28 Nov 1923 Anna Bechtol, 709 Harrison street, filed suit for a divorce from August Bechtol, charging desertion. Mrs. Bechtol said she was married to her husband in 1908 and that he abandoned her in 1911.
  • 28 Nov 1923 Edith Sellers asked a divorce from George Sellers, alleging that her husband quarreled and that he threatened to do her bodily harm. The couple married in 1912 and separated in 1923.
  • 28 Nov 1923 The married life of John and Hazel Hennington lasted less than a year. The couple married on December 23, 1922 and separated November 20, 1923. Yesterday Hennington filed suit for divorce alleging that his wife was quarrelsome and untidy as a housekeeper.
  • 28 Nov 1923 Ruth Dwight, 1607 West Main street, asked a divorce from Bernard Dwight. She alleged that her husband beat and struck her and called her vile names. She asks the custody of her daughter, 5, and $1,000 alimony.
  • 28 Nov 1923 Elsie Crockett, 2921 South Anthony boulevard, a telephone operator, brougth suit to divorce Hinton Crockett, who, she alleged, deserted her three years ago. The plaintiff says she does not know the present whereabouts of her husband.
  • 28 Nov 1923 Alice Summers filed a supplementary complaint for divorce from Orin V. Summers. She asks a limited divorce for a period of two years and $15 a week for support. After filing her first complaint last August she gave Summers another chance to make good, she says, but he failed.
  • 28 Nov 1923 Horatio A. Little filed a cross-complaint for divorce from Pearl A. Little. Little alleges that although he gave his wife his pay check each week she refused to perform her household duties and rode about in taxicabs and automobiles with other people. She also left the city with other men and women, he said.
  • 28 Nov 1923 The divorce suit of Mabel Bax against Harry Bax for divorce and $500 alimony was dismissed on the motion of the plaintiff.
  • 29 Nov 1923 Mrs. Albert Bruce, Route 5, filed suit for a divorce yesterday from John Bruce, alleging that her husband burned a fiery cross in the front yard in an effort to intimidate her. She said he employed other mysterious methods in order to scare her.
  • 29 Nov 1923 Mrs. Minnie Schilbley, 620 1/2 Harrison street, filed suit for a divorce from John Schibley, charging cruel and abusive treatment. The couple was married 22 years ago.
  • 29 Nov 1923 Bertha Lighthill filed a cross bill for divorce from Robert J. Lighthill. She said her husband would tell her he was going to church and that he would not get home until midnight.
  • 29 Nov 1923 Mary Johnson was granted a divorce from Robert Johnson by Judge Ryan yesterday on a charge of cruel and inhuman treatment. The plaintiff was granted the custody of three minor children and the defendant was ordered to pay $12 a week for their support. He was also ordered to assign to his wife his share in the property which they were buying.

  • 01 Dec 1923 Jean Louise Vail, 909 Columbia avenue, was granted a divorce from John W. Vail late yesterday afternoon in superior court by Judge Pro Tem R. Earl Peters. The plaintiff had her maiden name of Jean Louise Tyger restored. Mrs. Vail testified that her husband, soon after their marriage, began to absent himself from home at nights on the pretense that business engagements were keeping him out. She also said that his general conduct became unbearable. The couple married October 22, 1921, and separated March 20, 1923.
  • 01 Dec 1923 Ida M. Moore was granted a divorce from Ernest D. Moore and the custody of her minor children. The defendant was ordered to pay her $15 a month for their support. She charged cruel and inhuman treatment.
  • 01 Dec 1923 Roy L. Schafer filed suit for a divorce from Rosemond L. Schafer, alleging that she has been guilty of associating with other men, and that she left him on July 24. Schafer asks the custody of their child.
  • 02 Dec 1923 Mrs. Clara Gibany, patient at the Irene Byron Tuberculosis sanatorium, who was granted a limited separation of two years from Edward Gibany in December, 1921, yesterday filed suit for an absolute divorce and $1,000 alimony. Mrs. Gibany said that the court ordered her husband to pay her $1,200 during the two years for the support of herself and her two children and that he paid on $588.37, leaving a balance of $622.63 unpaid. She also asks that Gibany be forced to pay her $15 a week for the support of herself and her two children. She says she is unable to work.
  • 02 Dec 1923 Evidence in the divorce suit of Mrs. Vera Loomis, 206 West DeWald street, against Ben H. Loomis, railroad brakeman, which centers about the custody of their daughter Virginia, 2, was heard yesterday by R. Earl Peters, judge pro tem, in superior court. Mrs. C. E. Harris, who formerly lived in the same apartment house with the Loomis family, testified that Mr. and Mrs. Loomis often had nothing to eat for supper except pop-corn. Mrs. Loomis alleges that her husband failed to support her properly. Loomis denied the charges of his wife that he had associated with other women, but said that Ford E. Winget, 2518 South Lafayette street, had made a date with Mrs. Loomis while he was away from home. Winget was called to the stand and said he took Mrs. Loomis to the theater one night. The case was continued until Friday when additional evidence will be heard.
  • 04 Dec 1923 Ella Boomer filed suit for a divorce from Frank Boomer, alleging that her husband is a habiutal drunkard and was frequently brought home intoxicated. The couple married in 1918 and separated in 1923.
  • 04 Dec 1923 Florence Martin, 834 Grace avenue, asked a divorce from Noah L. Martin in a complaint charging cruelty and failure to provide.
  • 04 Dec 1923 Nora Zent was granted a divorce from Jesse Zent and had her maiden name of Nora Menzie restored. She charged that her husband falsely accused her of associations with other men.
  • 04 Dec 1923 Erma Wood was granted a divorce from Lee Wood, who is serving a term in the federal prison at Atlanta, Ga., on a charge of violating the federal vehicle law.
  • 04 Dec 1923 Charles Busch filed a cross complaint for divorce from Gertrude Busch, alleging that she is serving a term in jail on a chage of disorderly conduct.
  • 05 Dec 1923 Mrs. May Shumm, 2521 South Wayne avenue, asked a divorce from Fred C. Shumm, alleging cruel and inhuman treatment. She asks the custody of a son, 6.
  • 05 Dec 1923 Mrs. Margaret Langston, 1333 Jackson street, filed suit for a divorce from Roscoe Langston, charging that her husband quarreled with her, abused her and falsely accused her of associating with other men. She asks the custody of her two minor children.
  • 05 Dec 1923 Margera Weibel was granted a divorce from Dallas Weibel and her maiden name of Margera Fair was restored. She charged that her husband failed to support her and that he struck her twice during their married life.
  • 06 Dec 1923 Elnora Gaskill filed suit for a divorce from Edward H. Gaskill yesterday to whom she was married 29 years ago. The plaintiff alleges cruel and inhuman treatment. She says her husband falsely accused her of infidelity.
  • 06 Dec 1923 Sadie Patty, 3300 Bright street, asked a divorce from Harvey Patty, charging that he called her vile names and was cruel to her. They were married about a year ago.
  • 06 Dec 1923 Rosa Jackson, 1723 1/2 Calhoun street, filed a complaint charging Jesse Jackson with failure to provide for a period of two years. Mrs. Jackson alleged that her husband his his money in order to prevent her from getting any of it. She asks a divorce.
  • 06 Dec 1923 Harry Case, tinner, 2123 Gay street, was granted a divorce from Daisy Case, on the testimony of the plaintiff that his wife went about with other men.
  • 06 Dec 1923 The evidence was heard in the case of Virgil A. Wort against Eleanor C. Wort, but the decree was held up untio Wort beings in witnesses to establish his residence. Wort said that his wife refused to keep house for him and took a job as an insurance solicitor.
  • 06 Dec 1923 Orin Summers, a concrete worker, filed a cross-complaint for divorce from Alice Summers, alleging that his mother-in-law interfered between him and his wife and that Mrs. Summers has left him and will not return because she cannot bring her mother also.
  • 07 Dec 1923 Martha Reib, living near Harlan, yesterday filed suit for a divorce from Herman Reib, charging that he was cruel to her because she objected to him attending dances and leaving her and their baby at home until the "wee hours" of the morning. The plaintiff also charges that her husband was guilty of associating with other women. The couple married May 4, 1921 and separated November 29, 1923.
  • 07 Dec 1923 Russell Foughty, 2112 South Harrison street, filed a cross-complaint for a divorce from his wife, Thelma Foughty, alleging that she spends her time reading theatrical magazines and automobile riding with other men. Foughty names bernard Schmidt and Harold Bowers as two of the men with whom Mrs. Foughty went riding.
  • 07 Dec 1923 Ruth Dwight dismissed her suit for divorce from Bernard Dwight.
  • 09 Dec 1923 Genevieve Deap, seamstress, filed suit for a divorce from George Deap, charging desertion. The plaintiff says that she was married in 1918 and that her husband abandoner her without couse in July 17, 1923. She asks that her maiden name of Genevieve Lauer be restored.
  • 09 Dec 1923 Daphen Null bright suit for a divorce from Charles Null, charging failure to provide and infidelity. She also asks the custody of her child.
  • 09 Dec 1923 Mrs. Eliza Mercher, 511 1/2 Calhoun street, asked a divorce from William Mercher, charging that he failed to support her and made threats against her life.
  • 09 Dec 1923 Emma Sarrazin, who had dismissed two previous suits for divorce from John Sarrazin, was granted a divorce yesterday on her third complaint. The other suits were dismissed when attorneys in the case attempted to try to get the couple to live together because of their children. Mrs. Sarrazin was given the custody of the three youngest children and their father was charged with their support.
  • 09 Dec 1923 Merle F. Potts was given a divorce from his wife, Almomd Potts, who deserted him and went to Detroit to live, according to his testimony.
  • 11 Dec 1923 Alleging that she has not had any clue to the whereabouts of her husband for three years, Mrs. Edna Burke, 1408 Dodge avenue yesterday filed suit for a divorce from Timothy Burke and asked the custody of her child, Helen. Mrs. Burke ways in her complaint that she was married to Burke in 1913 and that he abandoned her two years later. In 1917 he enlisted in the army under an assumed name, and as a single man, she says, in order excape having to give her a part of his pay. Burke was discharged from the army at Fort Bliss, Texas in 1920 and since that time, the plaintiff says she does not known where he is.
  • 11 Dec 1923 Mrs. Hattie Miller testified that her husband, Hayden Miller and she had separated 15 times during their married life, which began in 1902. She said her husband falsely accused her of associating with other men. Mrs. Miller was given the custody of the children, but her husband is to have them at certain times designated by the court.
  • 11 Dec 1923 Virginia Ballingal was granted a divorce from George Ballingal on a charge of cruel and inhuman treatment.
  • 11 Dec 1923 Rose Irelan obtained a divorce from Jasper Irelan. The plaintiff testified that she came home on one occasion and found her husband entertaining another woman in their home. Mrs. Irelan was granted the custody of her child and the father was charged with its support.
  • 11 Dec 1923 Dorothy Smith testified that her husband, Harry Smith, associated with other women and that he frequently come home drunk and was cruel to her. The couple married in 1919. Judge Ryan held up the decree until residnece witnesses could be brought in.
  • 12 Dec 1923 Clarence Klomp, 1314 Scott avenue, filed a complaint for divorce from Blanche Klomp, alleging that his married life lasted only two days. The marriage took place on August 25 and within 48 hours his wife insisted on going to California with her aunt. When she returned three months later she refused to have anything to do with him and has been living with her aunt in Ohio since that time, he says.
  • 12 Dec 1923 Lee Whitezel, salesman, has filed suit for divorce against Freda F. Whitezel charging cruel and inhuman treatment.
  • 12 Dec 1923 Max Kirbach, 2233 John street has filed suit for divorce against Fern Kirbach. The charge is quarreling and nagging.
  • 12 Dec 1923 Carl F. Miller, 1934 Weisser Park avenue, has filed suit for divorce against Minnie Miller charging her with association with objectionalbe persons.
  • 12 Dec 1923 Adeline Baumgertner, 3530 South Anthonly boulevard had filed for a divorce from Edwin Baumgartner charging cruel and inhuman treatment.
  • 12 Dec 1923 Mary Artis, 1803 Hanna street, has filed suit for divorce George Artis, charging absence from home and faultfinding.
  • 12 Dec 1923 Virginia Ballingal was granted a divorce from George Fallingal, secretary-treasurer of the Grace Construction company. Ballingal was order to pay his wife $4,300 alimony at the rate of $100 a month, and an additional $30 a month for the support of the child.
  • 12 Dec 1923 Doroth Smith was granted a divorce from Harry Smith on her allegation that her husband drank and that he associated with other women.
  • 12 Dec 1923 Myrlea Messner was divorced from Virgil Mrssner on a charge of failure to provide.
  • 12 Dec 1923 Alice Ferguson testified that Charles Ferguson was guilty of cruel and inhuman treatment and failure to provide. She was granted a divorce.
  • 12 Dec 1923 Charles Beard filed a cross-complaint for divorce from Hilda Beard, alleging that she complelled him to do his own washing.
  • 13 Dec 1923 William Mercer, who is defendant in a suit for divorce brought by his wife Eliza, yesterday filed a plea in abatement to stop the action. The law requires that a person who secures a divorce must reside in the state continuously for a perior of two years. Mercer says his wife and he came to Fort Wayne from Arkansas about three months ago.
  • 13 Dec 1923 The divorce case of Charles Fischer against Ella Fischer was dismissed.
  • 13 Dec 1923 Alice Ferguson was granted a divorce from her husband, Charles Ferguson. Mrs. Ferguson testified that her husband failed to provide for her and that he gambled away all of his money. The plaintiff's maiden name of Alice Dorrell was restored.
  • 14 Dec 1923 Charging that her husband falsely accused her of being intimate with strange men, struck her and grossly insulted her, Mrs. Mary Thiele, 1118 Rockhill street, yesterday filed suit for a divorce from her husband, Fred Thiele, and asked a judgement for $3,000 alimony. The plaintiff asks that her maiden name of Mary Schaphorst be restored. The couple were married on January 17, 1921 and separated on December 8, 1923.
  • 14 Dec 1923 Mrs. Inex Dutcher, 937 Lake avenue, yesterday filed suit for a divorce from her husband, Roy Dutcher, charging infidelity. The couple were married in 1919 and separated in 1923.
  • 14 Dec 1923 Steve Krocker, 1312 Calhoun street, brought suit for a divorce from Mrs. Frances Krocker, alleging that she told him that she did not love him and was sorry she married him.
  • 14 Dec 1923 Mrs. Sarah E. Maxwell, 808 Grace street, filed suit for a divorce from Joseph Maxwell, charging failure to support.
  • 14 Dec 1923 Mrs. Clara Shirk was granted a two-year limited divorce from Lee Shirk by Judge Sol A. Wood in the circuit court, on a charge of cruel and inhuman treatment. Shirk was ordered to pay his wife the sum of $13 every two weeks.
  • 14 Dec 1923 Mrs. Hazel Stewart was granted a divorce from John B. Stewart by Judge Charles J. Ryan in superior court. The plaintiff charged her husband with frequent intoxication and cruelty.
  • 14 Dec 1923 Chharles E. Liston was granted a divorce from Mrs. Mary M. Liston. The plaintiff testified that his wife had been intimate with other men.
  • 14 Dec 1923 Virgil Wort was granted a divorce from his wife, Eleanor. The evidence was heard several days ago. The plaintiff charged infidelity.
  • 15 Dec 1923 Sarah Horn, 424 West Third street, who was married to Nathan Horn 51 years ago, was granted a divorce yesterday by Judge Charles J. Ryan of the superior court. The couple have four children, all of age. The division of perperty was made out of court. Horn who is a night-watchman at the courthouse did not apppear to contest the case. Mrs. Horn told the court that her husband had not spoken a kind word to her for years. She said he often became angry and threw things at her. He deserted her in September, 1922, without cause, she said.
  • 15 Dec 1923 Emma Ca. Drury, 4405 Pontiac street, yesterday filed suit for a five year limited divorce and $5,000 alimony from Charles F. Drury, salesman for the Western Electric company. Mrs. Drury alleges that her husband came home at 2 o'clock Thursday morning and gave her a beating. She charges that he has been guilty of cruel and inhuman treatment for the past four years.
  • 15 Dec 1923 Gladys Filer, 128 1/2 West Main street, filed suir for a divorce from Herbert Filer, alleging that he will not work and that she has had to support him for a period of four months. She also charges that he has frequently threatened to kill her and has made remarks reflecting on her chastity.
  • 15 Dec 1923 The divorce suit of Howard Herman against Violet Herman was dismissed.
  • 16 Dec 1923 Ethel Asimakopolou, American wife of John Asimakopolou, Greek restaurant owner, dismissed her suit for divorce late yesterday after evidence has been heard all day before Special Judge Frank A. Emrick in superior court. The court indicated at the close of the hearing that he might not grant the decree and the plaintiff moved to dimiss without prejudice. The motion was granted. Mrs. Asimakopolou was not able to prove her legal residence by witnesses which she brought in. Mrs. Asimakopolou and her witnesses testified that her husband cursed her in both Greek and English when he became angry. The plaintiff charged the defendant with striking her. The story of how Mrs. Asimakopolou tried to commit suicide in the Dowell hotel, on South Calhoun street, several months ago was told by the hotel matron. The witness said she come to the hotel at 1:15 o'clock in the morning and was assigned a room on the third floor. A short time later Mrs. Asimakopolou was found in a room on the second floor almost life less from having taken a powerful anaesthetic.
  • 16 Dec 1923 Nora Miller, 446 East Suttenfield street, filed suit for a divorce and $1,000 alimony from Oscar C. Miller. The plaintiff alleged her husband made threats against her life with a revolver and that he kept a bottle of chloroform in the home and threatened to commit suicide. Mrs. Miller asks the custody of five children and $25 a week for their support.
  • 16 Dec 1923 Frieda Whitezel filed a cross-complaint for divorce from Lee Bond Whitezel, who is teaching in a business college at Sandusky, O. The cross-complaint charges that her husband deserted her and her child.
  • 18 Dec 1923 Catherine Ellison was granted a divorce from George D. Ellison, painter, yesterday afternoon when she told Judge Ryan that her husband had shot at her with a revolver and threatened to cut her throat with a razor. They were married in 1919 and separated September 39, 1923.
  • 18 Dec 1923 Grace Jane Fahlsing was granted a divorce from Harry Fahlsing, real estate man, and her maiden name of Grace Jane Price restored. The couple married in 1920. Mrs. Fahlsing said her husband struck her and told her to go get a divorce.
  • 18 Dec 1923 The evidence was heard in the divorce case of Arthur F. Koons against Irene M. Koons, but the decree was held up until residence witnesses can be heard. They were married in 1900 and have not lived together as husband and wife for 12 years, the plaintiff said.
  • 18 Dec 1923 Carl H. Ebersole, grocer, filed suit for a divorce from Esther Ebersole, 2818 Fox avenue, yesterday charging that his wife quarreled and nagged at him. The have one child, 5 years old.
  • 18 Dec 1923 Jeanette Sarfan filed suit for a divorce from John C. Sargan, charging that her husband deserted her in 1920 and has failed to provide for her for a period of three years. The plaintiff alleges that the defendant told her he did not love her.
  • 18 Dec 1923 Judge Ryan in superior court denied the petition of Constance Stewart for an allowance from her husband, Oliver C. Stewart, whom she is suing for divorce. The evidence disclosed that Mrs. Steward had about $600 on deposit in the bank while her husband had nothing. Mr. Stewart and his wife are both barbers and formerly ran a small shop on Barr street. Stewart told the court that his wife got most of the money they took in.
  • 19 Dec 1923 Mrs. Louise Stokes, the plaintiff, dismissed her complaint, and J G. Stokes, the defendant, dismissed his cross-complaint. Stokes alleged in his cross-complaint that his wife who was much younger than himself, drove him from their home and that he had to live in a tent on the adjoining lot. For a time Mrs. Stokes paid money to the clerk of the court for the support of her husband.
  • 19 Dec 1923 Mrs. Christine Kimmel brought suit for a divorce from Fred L. Kimmel, 925 Kinnaird avenue, charging him with cruel and inhuman treatment and alleging that he attempted to kill her.
  • 19 Dec 1923 A decree was granted in the divorce case of Arthur Koons against Irene Koons. The couple had not lived together for several years.
  • 20 Dec 1923 Alleging that she had to take in washings because her husband failed to provide for her, Emma Leiter yesterday filed suit for a divorce from Augustus Leiter. The plaintiff also asks the custody of her daughter, 5 years old. The Leiters were married in 1917 and separated in 1921.
  • 20 Dec 1923 Minnie Steger filed suit for a divorce from John Steger, 1317 Erie street. The couple married in 1905. Mrs. Steger charged that her husband quarreled and fussed at her until she was unable to live with him any longer. She claims that Steger filed to support her and her five children for a period of three years. She asks the custoody of the children.
  • 21 Dec 1923 Marie Weibel told the court that she and Melvin Weibel had separated six times since their marriage in 1919. She said Weibel was a habitual drunkard and that he was cruel to her. She was granted a divorce.
  • 21 Dec 1923 Nora Keister testified that Thad Keister associated with other women. She was granted a divorce. The couple was married in a916 and separted in 1923.
  • 21 Dec 1923 Bertha Rubert sued Samuel Rubert for divorce charging that he abandoned her in 1920 and has not supported her since that time. The couple was married in 1916. The plaintiff lives at 2726 Bowser avenue.
  • 21 Dec 1923 Dee Bergk, waitress, charged that Arthur J. Bergk failed to support her and threatened to kill her in a complaint for divorce filed yesterday.
  • 22 Dec 1923 Jessie Fischer was granted a divorce from John Fischer yesterday afternoon by Judge Ryan. She charged her husband with cruelty and alleged that he associated with other women.
  • 22 Dec 1923 The suit of Emma L. Hendry against Frank Hendry for a limited separation was granted a change of venue to Adams county.
  • 22 Dec 1923 Charles Carpenter was granted a divorce from Edna Carpenter. The plaintiff name Ray Springer as co-respondent. Carpenter said his wife abandoned him more than two years ago.
  • 23 Dec 1923 Mary E. Ryder, 711 Rockhill street, was granted a divorce from Samuel J. Ryder on a cross-complaint. The couple married 40 years ago and have four grown children. Mrs. Ryder charged abandonment three years ago.
  • 23 Dec 1923 Anna Elizabeth Anderson, 2819 Kenwood avenue, was divorced from John Anderson on her testimony that her husband cursed her and failed to provide.
  • 23 Dec 1923 Loretta J. Luegring was divorced from Marvin J. Luegring on a charge of cruel and inhuman treatment.
  • 25 Dec 1923 Helen Palmer, 435 East Jeffeson street, filed suit for a divorce from Lester D. Palmer to whom she was married on October 27 and from whom she separated December 15. She charged that her husband was cruel to her and drove her from their home one night while she was improperly clothed. She also charged her husband with associating with other women. She asks that her maiden name of Helen E. Galland be restored.
  • 25 Dec 1923 George Cook, 1318 Wall street, filed suit for a divorce from Esther Cook. The couple was married September 12. Cook charged that his wife abandoned him and left the state on October 12.
  • 25 Dec 1923 Marie Rodenbaugh, filed suit against Oral Rodenbaugh for separate support. She charged that the plaintiff struck and beat her. The couple was married October 13, and separated December 21.
  • 25 Dec 1923 Charles J. Hower, Monroeville, asked a divorce from Sarah E. Hower. The couple was married in 1909 and separated in 1923. Cruel and inhuman treatment was charged.
  • 25 Dec 1923 In a cross-complaint filed against Ward R. Maynard, Grace Maynard asked the custody of four children and $500 alimony. The woman charged that her husband cursed and swore at her and abandoned her on Mary 1.
  • 25 Dec 1923 Frieda Aker was granted a divorce from Jacob Aker on charge of cruel treatment. The plaintiff had her maiden name of Frieda Walker restored.
  • 25 Dec 1923 Lola Beard was granted a divorce from John Milton Beard on charge of failure to provide from two years. Mrs. Beard was awarded the custody of her child and the father was ordered to pay $5 per week for its support.
  • 25 Dec 1923 Lon Klopfenstein was granted a divorce from Lucille Klopfenstein. The plaintiff said his wife associated with other men. The couple lived together only five weeks.
  • 25 Dec 1923 Bertha Swanson was granted a divorce from Harry A. Swanson. Mrs. Swanson said her husband cursed her and called her vile names. Her maiden name of Bertha Bell was restored.
  • 27 Dec 1923 Mrs. Lillian D. Claycomb, 329 West Superior street, was granted a divorce from Raymond Claycomb, who was sentenced to serve a term of 2 to 14 years in the state prison for forgery by Judge Wood, of the circuit court, on January 12. The decree was granted in superior court. Mrs. Claycomb had her maiden name of Lillian D. Ross restored.
  • 27 Dec 1923 Grace Maynard was granted a divorce from Ward R. Maynard on the cross-complaint, charging failure to provide and cruelty. Mrs. Maynard was given $300 alimony and the custody of her four children.
  • 28 Dec 1923 Mike Davis testified that he had found his wife, Margaret David, in a room with another man. He also said that she had abandoned him in 1921. He was granted a decree.
  • 28 Dec 1923 Edith Kryder was divorced from Frank Kryder. She told the judge that her husband had associated with other women and on one occasion had taken another woman to a lake in Michigan to spend the week-end.
  • 28 Dec 1923 Effie Berdelman was divorced from William Berdelman and had her maiden name of Effie Worley restored. The plaintiff charged her husband with cruelty and a sullen disposition.
  • 28 Dec 1923 Stella Walker was granted a divorce from John Walter. She said the defendant deserted her in 1913.
  • 28 Dec 1923 Irene Hendricks filed a complaint in which she charged Harry Hendricks with cruel and inhuman treatment and nonsupport. The couple married May 5, 1920 and separated in January, 1922.
  • 28 Dec 1923 Marie Myers filed suit for a divorce from Clarence G. Myers, charging curel and inhuman treatment.
  • 29 Dec 1923 Frank Mike filed suit for a divorce from Clara Mike, 1210 Beck street. The plaintiff said that his wife deserted him after less than 24 hours of married life.
  • 29 Dec 1923 Anna Fleck sued Clarence D. Fleck for a five-year limited separation and $5,000 alimony. She charges cruel and inhuman treatment.
  • 30 Dec 1923 Norma Junk testified that she and Mathew Junk separated three times and that he finally ordered her from their home. Mrs. Junk was given possession of some household goods and her husband was ordered to pay her $17 a month. Mr. Junk, who had also filed a suit for divorce dismissed it.
  • 30 Dec 1923 Pearl Fries was granted a divorce from Ralph Fries, on charges of cruel and inhuman treatment. The couple was married three years ago.
  • 30 Dec 1923 Edith King charged that her husband gave her four beatings during their married life. She was given a divorce and the custody of her son.
  • 30 Dec 1923 Ruth G. Weibel, 817 West Washington boulevard, filed a complaint asking a divorce from Charles Weibel. The couple was married a year ago. Mrs. Weibel said her husband cursed her and called her vile names.
  • 30 Dec 1923 Sherill S. Green, a tailor living in Perry township, filed suit for a divorce from Carrie Green, alleging that she nagged at him and falsely accused him of associating with other women.
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