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Divorce News and Records, Allen Co., Indiana

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1926

Fort Wayne Journal Gazette


  • 03 Jan 1926 John F. Szink, 1345 Huestis avenue, asks a decree from Mrs. Ella M. Szink, claiming that he and his wife had no quarrels until the wife’s mother came to live with them and she agitated the wife against him until living together longer is unbearable. His attempts to get the wife to start up a home of their own failed each time because of the interference of the mother-in-law, who caused the wife’s affections to be alienated against him through her daily association and constant agitation against him, the husband claims. They separated December 31, after 19 years married life, the quarrel on that day being the fault of the mother-in-law over her interference into their family affairs, he charges. He asked his wife to go with him on that date when her mother ordered him from the house, he states, but she refused.
  • 03 Jan 1926 Carl A. Ostrom, 922 South Harrison street, complains that his wife’s parents came to live with them shortly after their marriage and started to make trouble at once between he and the wife, Mrs. Catherine M. Ostrom, and refused to leave even when he openly requested them to do so, he charges. He then asked the wife to ask her parents to leave, but she refused even though she knew that they were the cause of the trouble and that he was objecting to supporting them, it is charged. He adds that the wife falsely accused him with associating with other women. He asks the custody of three children.
  • 03 Jan 1926 Mrs. Myrtle May Ritenour, 1704 West Main street, charges in a brief divorce complaint filed in superior court yesterday that her husband, Adam Ritenour, a ditch contractor, has been abusive toward her, by reason of which she can no longer live with him. Their separation occurred New Years day after 10 years married life, she states.
  • 03 Jan 1926 A divorce decree was awarded Mrs. Nelle Coleman Clink against Vinson Klink, and her former name, Nelle Coleman, restored by Judge Charles J. Ryan in superior court yesterday. They were married October 9, 1924, and separated in August, 1925, after the husband, who had given his consent to her obtaining a position as a school teacher in an Illinois town, then wrote the school officials, making charges against her conduct and falsely accusing her of having misbehaved prior to their marriage, she testified. This caused her discharge from the position and brought great embarrassment and humiliation upon her, she said.
  • 03 Jan 1926 Judge Ryan awarded a divorce decree yesterday to Mrs. Mary Edith Hughes against William E. Hughes, giving the wife the custody of three children and ordering that the husband pay $20 a week for their support. The wife testified that they married November 14, 1913, and separated October 1, 1925, and that prior to their separation the husband had cursed, struck and beat her, ordered her from the house at time and finally abandoned her and the children.
  • 05 Jan 1926 Mrs. Gertrude Arnold, 911 Greenlawn avenue yesterday filed suit for divorce in superior court from Everett C. Arnold, complaining that her husband quarrels with her and is continually finding fault with the things she does. She also adds that he has failed to properly provide for her, is a habitual drunkard, curses and swears at her and has threatened her bodily harm. She asks that her former name of Gertrude Myers be restored. They married September 2, 1924, and separated last New Years day.
  • 05 Jan 1926 A divorce decree is asked by Mrs. Hazel Sinagra, 605 Lasselle street from James Sinagra in a suit in superior court. The wife charges that her husband cursed and struck at her and was otherwise so abusive that living together longer was impossible and they separated last August after seven months’ married life.
  • 05 Jan 1926 Evidence in the divorce suit of Mrs. Susie Young against Otto Young was heard yesterday by Judge Charles J. Ryan in superior court. The wife testified that the husband, whom she married two years ago, got drunk, was abusive and finally left her.
  • 06 Jan 1926 Frona M. Schock was granted a divorce yesterday in superior court from Fred Schock, who was sentenced by Judge Sol A. Wood of the circuit court about two years ago to spend the remainder of his life in prison for an alleged offense against a girl. The decree was granted when Mrs. Schock testified to the conviction of her husband.
  • 06 Jan 1926 Geraldine Meyer was divorce from Edmund Meyer and was given the custody of a child. The plaintiff told Judge Ryan that her husband cursed and swore at her and that he filed to provide for her.
  • 06 Jan 1926 Ruth Morgan was granted a decree of divorce from Henry Morgan upon her testimony that her husband had deserted her more than two years ago.
  • 06 Jan 1926 Grace L. Braun secured a divorce from George A. Braun and was given the custody of two children on condition that she placed them in St. Vincent’s Orphan’s home. She said her husband failed to provide for her.
  • 06 Jan 1926 Hazel M. Doyle, 2020 Florida drive filed suit for a divorce from Francis Doyle and asked $2,000 alimony. The plaintiff alleged that her husband has been associating with other women.
  • 06 Jan 1926 Herman Schmerl, Wayne hotel, filed suit for a divorce from Annie E. Schmerl, New York, alleging that she refused to move to Indiana with him after he had provided a good home for her.
  • 06 Jan 1926 Henry L. Schafer, 2511 Parnell avenue, filed suit for a divorce from Sophia Schafer, alleging that she has told him she did not love him. The couple married 30 years ago.
  • 07 Jan 1926 A peculiar coincidence in the loss of mates has occurred to a man and woman now living at the same address in this city, 1301 Eliza street, according to divorce complaints filed by both in superior court yesterday. Both allege that their mates abandoned them in 1905, the man, Michael Dariano, asking a divorce decree from Mrs. Mary Dariani, whom he states he married in 1891, while the woman, Mrs. Mary Rossetti, asks a divorce from Frank Rossetti. The Rossettis married in 1895.
  • 07 Jan 1926 Dwight M. Reynolds entered suit for divorce against Mrs. Thelma L. Reynolds yesterday in superior court. He charges that his wife packed up her clothes and went home to her mother in New Haven last November, after two years of married life. He adds that during their marriage she was continually nagging and finding fault with him, and on one occasion suggested that he get a divorce.
  • 07 Jan 1926 Mrs. Grace Bortz is alleged to have committed a fraud on the court by prevaricating as to the residence of the husband, Gerald Bortz, and her-self, in a suit filed in superior court by the husband asking that a decree of divorce granted her on December 11, be set aside. He stated that she falsely swore she had been a resident of the state for two years, and when she had been her but 13 months, and that she did not know his residence, although she had communicated with his regularly.
  • 08 Jan 1926 Mrs. Louise Brown, 2812 East Creighton avenue, asks a divorce, the custody of a boy, 8 and $1,500 alimony in a suit filed yesterday in superior court against Alvin S. Brown. She states in the complaint that they separated several days ago after nine years married life, during which time the husband struck, beat and has knocked her down and called her vile and indecent names. He has also threatened to take his own life, which has caused her much distress of mind, she adds.
  • 08 Jan 1926 A divorce decree was awarded Phillip E. Thompson against Betty Thompson yesterday by Judge Charles J. Ryan on complaint that the wife had cursed and swore at him, quarreled and bagged with him and left him last October, after a married life of about 17 months.
  • 08 Jan 1926 Mrs. Angela Repp was granted a divorce from Lavon Repp yesterday on testimony that the husband had failed to provide for her and that she had been forced to seek work and provide for herself as well as assist in providing for him. He had also struck and threatened to kill her, she states. Her former name of Angela Parrot was restored. They separated last June after living together about one month.
  • 08 Jan 1926 Alleging that his wife has a violent temper, had cursed and swore at him, is addicted to strong drink and had left him, Edgar Lamb yesterday obtained a divorce in superior court from Mrs. Louise Lamb. They married in Mary, 1920 and separated in July, 1924.
  • 09 Jan 1926 Mrs. Pauline Hoddinott, 2334 Weisser Park avenue, asks a decree from Benjamin Hoddinott, and the custody of one son, 3 years old, charging that the husband has failed to properly provide for her since their marriage in July, 1922.
  • 09 Jan 1926 Clayton Strong asks a divorce decree from Mrs. Tennie Strong, charging that she abandoned him.
  • 09 Jan 1926 Everett Arnold, plasterer, 519 East Lewis street, defendant to a divorce complaint filed by Mrs. Gertrude Arnold several days ago, filed a cross-complaint yesterday, declaring that she has drawn his money from the bank, sold his furniture and appropriated the funds to her own use. He also complains that she has a bad temper, constantly provoked quarrels and called his vile names.
  • 10 Jan 1926 Mrs. Mary Busche, defendant to a divorce suit by Fred W. Busche, farmer in St. Joseph township, filed a cross-complaint yesterday, asking that the divorce be awarded her, that she be given $10,000 alimony and the custody of their six children. She also asks the right to live on the farm pending the trial, have control of the children and be allowed a sum for attorney’s fees. Busche, she charges, with his father, Ernest Busche, brought her to town on October 13 and let her out on the street, the husband then telling her that he was going to leave her and she could do what she pleased. In addition to her housework she was compelled to do manual labor on the farm, she states, and Busche failed to buy sufficient clothing for his family, frequently abused her, called her indecent names and falsely accused her of associating with other men, it is claimed. Hearing on the preliminary issues has been set for Monday by C. R. McNabb, special judge.
  • 10 Jan 1926 Mrs. Bertha Isabelle Kreig stated that her husband, Walter M. Kreig, deserted her and went to Maryland last March after 10 years of married life. She was awarded a divorce and her former name of Bertha Isabelle Shimer was restored.
  • 10 Jan 1926 A divorce was awarded to Mrs. Ethel P. Buxton on her testimony the she married Clem Buxton in July, 1920 and that he left her in July, 1923, since which time she never has heard from him. Her maiden name, Ethel P. Peck was restored.
  • 10 Jan 1926 Mrs. Ida Wolfinger was granted her decree and her former name of Ida Manier restored when she told the judge of her troubles with an alleged drunken mate, Ernest Wolfinger.
  • 12 Jan 1926 A supplemental paragraph to his complaint for divorce was filed yesterday by Fred W. Busche in answer to a cross-action filed by the wife, Mrs. Mary Busche, in which she asked $10,000 alimony. The husband, in his additional complaint charges that his wife was careless in the housework, often leaving dirty dishes accumulate and then only washing them by dipping them in hot water at meal time. Dirty clothes were also allowed to accumulate in the house until unpleasant odors were given off, he complains. Mr. Busche further alleges that she let the children get dirty, threatened them and used vile language in their presence. She also was continually finding fault with the things he did and confessed she did not care for him and thought more of someone else, he states. Immediately after the divorce complaint was filed, she started a series of misrepresentations about him and began to run up big bills, he claims. Mrs. Busche set out in her cross-complaint that in order to get rid of her and take the children from her, the husband had brought her to town in his automobile, turned her out on the street and told her she could do as she pleased, as he was going to seek a divorce. Referring to the $10,000 alimony asked by her, Busche claims that his deed to 40 acres of farm land prevents a sale while his parents are living, that he is in debt over $2,000 and has had to borrow money from his father to pay off obligations.
  • 12 Jan 1926 A new paragraph in the complaint of Gerald Bortz, of Omaha, Neb., to set aside a divorce decree awarded Mrs. Grace Bortz in superior court several days ago, was filed yesterday alleging that the wife as well as her two witnesses, Effie Worman and Cora H. Baugh, committed perjury and Perpetrated a fraud on the court when they swore that the wife had been a resident in this state two years, the time required to procure a divorce. She was her visiting her parents 10 months and 5 days before she got the decree, he alleges. He further charges that since she came to Fort Wayne she has been living under immoral conditions, with one Huber Goodman and sharing an apartment with him. After the divorce was granted she walked the street for immoral purposes and left Goodman care for her 2-year-old child, he often abusing the child, it is stated.
  • 12 Jan 1926 Herbert H. Ruchel, defendant to a divorce complaint by Mrs. Ida M. Ruchel, yesterday filed a cross-complaint, charging that the wife was continually nagging and scolding him; was always sullen and morose, and refused for a long period of time to live with him, but instead, resided with her parents at Auburn. She also falsely accused him with associating with immoral women, he charges. He asks the custody of their one child, 2 years old.
  • 12 Jan 1926 Mrs. Bessie Crank, who was awarded a decree from John Crank, also added in her testimony that she was forced to work and that her husband had all of their personal property mortgaged. They lived together four years, separating in March, 1923, when he deserted her.
  • 12 Jan 1926 Mrs. Vina Perry was granted a divorce from Newton Perry on testimony that the husband had refused to support her, was quarrelsome and suggested immoral acts to her. They married in December, 1919 and separated in September of 1923.
  • 13 Jan 1926 Sarah Harshbarger filed a suit to have her marriage to Ancil Harshberger declared void. She alleges that she did not know her husband was of unsound mind at the time of their marriage. He is now in the state hospital for insane at Richmond. The couple was married August 15, 1925 and separated September 18, 1925.
  • 13 Jan 1926 Chloe Dickey filed suit for a divorce from Albert R. Dickey charging cruel and inhuman treatment. The couple married September 24, 1924 and separated October 21, 1925.
  • 13 Jan 1926 Mabel Stokes, 1317 East Washington boulevard, filed a complaint for divorce from William Stokes, of Chicago, charging that he failed to provide for her.
  • 13 Jan 1926 Sylvester Farra, 504 East Lewis street, asked a divorce from Hazel Farra in a complaint alleging desertion and abuse.
  • 14 Jan 1926 “The chasm is not yet wide enough between you that you cannot be reunited and make a home for these six children who are entitled to live together and be reared under the care of their father as well as their mother.” With these words, Special Judge Clarence R. McNabb, sitting in superior court, yesterday denied the divorce sought by Mrs. Mary Busche and Fred W. Busche, St. Joseph township farmer. Busche has asked for a divorce, and Mrs. Musche has filed a cross-complaint.
  • 14 Jan 1926 Mrs. Ethel M. Shull asks a divorce decree from J. Clarence Shull and the custody of three children in a suit filed yesterday in superior court. They married about four years ago, it is stated in the complaint, and during their married life the husband struck and swore at her and on one occasion drove her from their home, she complains. She also adds that he has made false accusations against her conduct.
  • 15 Jan 1926 Alleging that her husband, Sylvester Farra, rural route No. 10, refused to give her money even for car fare, has not bought her any clothes in their six months married life excepting a new hat, and told her to get her clothes at the 10-cent store when she asked for new ones, but refused to give her the money to purchase them there. Mrs. Hazel Farra answered the accusation of her husband made in a divorce complaint. She adds in the cross-complaint filed in superior court that he counted the pieces of meat she are and told her that she was not worth the much to him, refused to let her see her own people or permit them to come and see her, refused to let her visit with the neighbors, beat and knocked her down, cursed her and falsely accused her of associating with other men. She asks besides a divorce that she be granted alimony and that her former name of Hazel Stahl be restored.
  • 15 Jan 1926 Mrs. Thelma L. Reynolds filed a cross-action to a divorce complaint of her husband, Dwight M. Reynolds, in superior court yesterday. She charges that after their marriage, the husband took her to a farm home in Madison township and insisted that his mother-in-law by a former marriage live with them. She had one child by a former marriage and he three and in addition to taking care of the children he made her work in the fields and do other work that caused her to be broken in health, she charges. Doctor bills incurred from her being confined in a hospital, he made her pay out of her own income and has borrowed $500 from her which he has never paid back. She asks that he be granted a 10-year separation.
  • 15 Jan 1926 A suit for divorce was filed in superior court yesterday by Mrs. Evelyn Schiefer against William J. Schiefer, charging failure to provide. They married November 12, 1921 and separated January 8, 1926.
  • 15 Jan 1926 A divorce was granted Mrs. Alice Warner from John Warner and her former name of Alice Dunten restored yesterday by Judge Charles J. Ryan in superior court. The wife testified that Warner is a habitual drunkard, failed to provide for her and threatened to kill her. They separated last October after 14 years married life.
  • 16 Jan 1926 An answer to the application of Mrs. Mildred M. Price for an allowance pending the divorce trial was filed in superior court yesterday by the husband, Murray W. Price, news-dealer, in which he states because of unusual expenses for himself and payments for the support and medical attention for his two children, he is unable to pay an allowance without crippling his business. He claims that she married him after he was divorce last February from his first wife, Mrs. Josephine Price, only to procure property and money from him.
  • 16 Jan 1926 A showing for contempt of court was filed yesterday in superior court by Mrs. Gertrude Arnold, plaintiff in a divorce suit against Everett C. Arnold, alleging that the husband is calling her over the phone at a home where she is employed and calling her vile names, threatening to kill her and charging that the house is an immoral place.
  • 17 Jan 1926 A suit for divorce filed yesterday by Mrs. Grace M. Dial against Harry E. Dial, real estate broker, marks the fourth suit of its kind to be filed by the couple in less than two years. Mrs. Dial started the divorce actions with a suit in February, 1924. It was dismissed and Dial filed two subsequent suits, both being tried and vigorously contested by the wife and decrees were denied. The complaint filed yesterday alleges the husband has been guilty of cruel and inhuman treatment toward her to such an extent that she has been caused great suffering, humiliation and distress so that further living with him is no longer desired nor tolerable. She asks that he be required to support two minor children. They were married in 1894.
  • 17 Jan 1926 Darwin Metzgar, 212 West Washington boulevard, filed suit for divorce yesterday in superior court from Mrs. Edna Metzgar, charging that she refused to keep house, insisted upon obtaining employment outside of the home, neglected to properly care for their child and has refused to live with him longer. On one occasion she left the state for some time without his consent, he complains. They separated November 1, 1925 after 10 years married life.
  • 17 Jan 1926 A divorce decree was granted Mrs. Nellie Henderson against Dr. Samuel Henderson and she was awarded the custody of a minor child by Judge Charles J. Ryan in superior court yesterday. The wife testified that he had associated with other women, is a habitual drunkard and has been cruel to her. They married June 5, 1901 and separated October 10, 1925.
  • 17 Jan 1926 Mrs. Ethel F. Kinsey testified before Judge Ryan yesterday in her divorce suit against Kenneth H. Kinsey, charging that he is quarrelsome and struck her on various occasions. The case was continued for further evidence.
  • 17 Jan 1926 The suit of Mrs. Della E. Smith against Wilbur A. Smith for divorce was dismissed yesterday by Judge Ryan on a motion of the plaintiff.
  • 19 Jan 1926 John Sochee asks a decree from Mrs. Katy Sochee, whom he says he married in 1911 and who left him in 1919, going with another man and taking their three children with her. She associated with other men before their separation, he claims, and on several occasions was sent to jail for her misconduct.
  • 19 Jan 1926 Claud Huston complains against Mrs. Adie Bell Huston, also alleging that his wife abandoned him, leaving last September after 20 years of married life. She took their 16 year-old daughter with her, he claims. He adds that she was never satisfied, continually nagging at him, was of a jealous disposition and falsely accused him with associating with other women.
  • 19 Jan 1926 A divorce decree is asked by Mrs. Virginia Bodey, 1102 Irene street, against Walter Bodey, whom she charges has refused to purchase her any clothing since their marriage last August and refuses to give her any of his earnings. He also stays out nights and gambles and when she remonstrated with him, he flies into a rage and tells her he does not remember where he was, she charges. They separated several days ago.
  • 19 Jan 1926 Mrs. Hazel Highfield was granted a divorce decree from George Highfield yesterday in superior court by Judge Ryan on testimony that the husband had choked and kicked her, was quarrelsome and falsely accused her of improper conduct. She was given the custody of a daughter, aged 8. They married in July, 1917 and separated in May 1923.
  • 20 Jan 1926 Emma Michael was granted a divorce from William Michael yesterday afternoon by Judge Charles J. Ryan, of the superior court. The plaintiff had her maiden name of Emma Bass restored. The plaintiff testified that her husband was quarrelsome and that he had been guilty of cruelty toward her.
  • 20 Jan 1926 Ella Brooks, 1811 John street, filed suit for a divorce from General Brooks, alleging that he was cruel to her and that he falsely accused her of associating with other men. The couple was married in 1921 and separated January 19, 1926.
  • 21 Jan 1926 Claiming that his wife is extravagant and a spendthrift and is constantly running him in debt, Thomas Gater yesterday filed suit for divorce against Mrs. Myrtle Gater in superior court. She has also refused to take proper care of their four children, has a violent temper and curses him and has threatened to do herself bodily harm, he charges. They separated several days ago after nearly seven years of married life. He asks the custody of the children.
  • 21 Jan 1926 Mrs. Elnora Swallow asks a divorce from Joseph Swallow, 1518 Fletcher avenue, and the restoration of her maiden name, Elnora Bowser, in a suit filed yesterday in superior court. She alleges that her husband failed to properly clothe and support her, struck and beat her and falsely accused her of associating with other men. They were married May 23, 1925 and separated seven months later, she states.
  • 21 Jan 1926 A divorce is asked by Mrs. Dottie Snyder in a suit filed yesterday in superior court against Charles Snyder, the wife charging that her husband struck and beat her, called her vile and indecent names and has threatened to do her bodily harm. They separated several days ago after living together 21 years.
  • 21 Jan 1926 Answering the allegations of a divorce complaint filed by her husband, Silar Mast, a cross-complaint was filed yesterday by Mrs. Cora Mast, stating that the husband has for a long time abandoned himself from home, has for three months treated her in a cruel and inhuman manner which has caused her health to be impaired. She asks a five-year separation, during which time the husband be ordered to pay $30 a week for her support.
  • 21 Jan 1926 Mrs. Edna Moehlenbruck was granted a divorce from Carl W. Moehlenbruck by Judge Charles J. Ryan yesterday in superior court. She complained that her husband, whom she married in June, 1920, and separated from last June, had never endeavored to make a home for her, had compelled her to work and for several years forced her to earn most of the living.
  • 21 Jan 1926 Alleging that her husband started a series of false accusations against her and then ended up by ordering her out of the house, Mrs. Rose A. Foreman was granted a divorce from Fred Foreman by Judge Ryan. They were married in August, 1922 and separated in March, 1924, she said.
  • 22 Jan 1926 Claiming that her husband had mocked the vows he had taken at the altar with her, Mrs. Flossie Mock, 1122 Barthold street yesterday filed suit for divorce in superior court against Denver Mock, alleging that she caught her husband in the company of another woman on one occasion. He repeatedly kept company with other women, cursed her and called her vile names and was abusive, she states. They married November 11, 1918 and separated several days ago.
  • 22 Jan 1926 Mrs. Hortense Robinson, of Wayne township, filed suit for a divorce from Joseph Robinson yesterday in superior court, charging that her husband had frequently struck and beaten her, threatened to kill her and remains away from home all night.
  • 23 Jan 1926 Frank Hettinger asks a divorce from Mrs. Anna Hettinger in a complaint filed yesterday in superior court in which he charges that the wife has refused to prepare his meals, failed to keep house and has nagged at him constantly. They separated Thursday after a married life of six months.
  • 23 Jan 1926 A divorce decree was granted Mrs. Madalyn Butler against Rowland M. Butler, the wife was given the custody of a minor child and $8,320 alimony yesterday by Judge Wood in circuit court. She complained that Butler abandoned her, going to Arizona to live.
  • 24 Jan 1926 Alleging that his wife was always running him in debt and demanding finer things than he was able to buy, Fred Oakley, bus driver, 951 Broadway, yesterday filed suit for a divorce in superior court against Mrs. Glen Oakley. The wife insisted that he let his debts go that were contracted during an illness and spend his money for new furniture and better quarters, he charges. Oakley also charges that she refused to do the washing and mending and that he had to do his own washing and ironing. Because he wore working clothes she refused to walk down the street with him or acknowledge his as her husband, he complains. She then finally refused to live with him unless he would provide better furniture and quarters as she felt she was entitled to, he states. They married December 24, 1924 and separated last November.
  • 26 Jan 1926 A one-year limited separation is asked by Mrs. Zeffa Woods, 1925 Pine street, from Artemus Woods, a carpenter, in a complaint filed yesterday in superior court. She claims that Woods has been a habitual drunkard during the past two years. They were married in 1900 and have nine children, four of whom are minors. They separated last December 1.
  • 26 Jan 1926 Oliver Myers was granted a decree from Mrs. Clara Myers and he was given the custody of their minor child. They married in February, 1913 and she left him in 1915, he alleges.
  • 26 Jan 1926 Mrs. Cleo Horner was granted a divorce from Donald Horner, whom she married in April, 1924, and her former name of Cloe Paxton was restored by Judge Ryan. Her husband deserted her September, 1925, for another woman, she stated.
  • 27 Jan 1926 Mrs. Anna Hettinger filed a cross-complaint for divorce yesterday from Frank Hettinger, alleging that her husband struck her, choked her, followed her on the street and threatened to kill her. The cross-complaint says that the couple was married July 6, 1925, and separated January 21, 1926.
  • 27 Jan 1926 Mrs. Cora Mast filed a cross-complaint for divorce from Silas Mast, alleging that her husband has been guilty of infidelity and that he boasted of the fact.
  • 27 Jan 1926 Mrs. Myrtle Menk was granted a divorce from George Menk and was given the custody of three children. The father was ordered to pay $7 a week to their support. The plaintiff testified that her husband cursed and whipped her and failed to support her.
  • 27 Jan 1926 Mrs. Cleone Franklin filed suit for divorce from George Franklin, owner of a restaurant, alleging that he told her he did not care for her and that he failed to make proper provision for her support.
  • 27 Jan 1926 Paul Pinther, living on the Leesburg road, filed suit for a divorce from Mrs. Clara Pinther, alleging that she deserted him and two of their three children.
  • 28 Jan 1926 Alleging that his wife, Mrs. Lela Minnich curses and swears at him and several days ago attacked him with a large knife and threatened to kill him, John J. Minnich, 338 Madison street, yesterday filed a complaint for divorce in superior court. They were married last October and separated Thursday.
  • 28 Jan 1926 Mrs. Lucille Prough, 303 Brackenridge street, asks that she be granted a divorce from Lewis Prough in a complaint filed yesterday in superior court. She charges that the husband has a violent and ungovernable temper and upon the slightest provocation, files into a rage and curses and swears at her and has on numerous occasions struck and beat her. They separated last Tuesday after five years married life.
  • 29 Jan 1926 Alleging that her husband, Dwight Wright deserted her and their child and has since that time received money through the death of his mother, Mrs. Victoria Wright, yesterday entered suit in circuit court asking that she be allowed $15 a week support money from the estate.
  • 29 Jan 1926 Ernest Williams filed suit for a divorce from Mrs. Elsie Williams yesterday in superior court, stating that they married May 14, 1921, and separated in September, 1923, when the wife persisted in associating with other men and would be away from home for two weeks at a time.
  • 29 Jan 1926 A decree was awarded Harry Baker against Mrs. Nellie Marie Baker by Judge Charles J. Ryan in superior court yesterday on testimony that the wife associated with other men. Judge Ryan reserved the awarding of the custody of the children until a later date. They married in October, 1912 and separated last November.
  • 30 Jan 1926 Mrs. Goldie Swihart complains against Homer Swihart, whom she married June 2, 1910, alleging that he has struck her frequently, is insanely jealous of her, has threatened her life and has made false accusations against her.
  • 30 Jan 1926 Mrs. Winifred Munson, 314 West Washington boulevard, asks a divorce from LaVerna Munson, charging that he deserted her in 1923 after two years married life.
  • 30 Jan 1926 Mrs. Betty Fish was granted a decree from Claude Fish and her former name of Betty Schulte restored when she testified that her husband is lazy and indolent, has failed to provide for her and uses abusive language in his conversations with her. They separated last March after living together but two months.
  • 31 Jan 1926 Clarence Slemp, 1908 New Haven avenue, who was arrested several weeks ago on complaint of the wife that he had come home intoxicated, abused her and made her get out of bed and cook his something to eat two days after she gave birth to a child, was made the defendant in a divorce complaint filed yesterday by Mrs. Janice O. Slemp. She asks the custody of their two children, one 10 months old and the other one month old and $25 a week support money pending the trial. An order was allowed yesterday by Judge Ryan restraining Slemp from molesting the wife or the children. Mrs. Slemp alleges in the complaint that her husband has failed to properly provide for her and their children and two days before the birth of their second child, came home drunk, remonstrated and struck and beat her for having purchased clothing for the expected child. A mark on the child’s head was shown officers when Slemp was arrested, the wife claiming that it was made when the husband kicked her a short time before its birth. He is confined to the Allen county jail at the present time as a result of his wife’s charges. They married July 28, 1925 and separated January 1.
  • 31 Jan 1926 Mrs. Cora Taylor, 924 Clinton street, asks a divorce from Harry L. Taylor, whom she married July 5, 1924, and separated from January 20 of this year in a suit filed yesterday in superior court. He has failed to properly provide for her, scolds and nags, has often threatened her life, once having drawn a gun on her, she claims. She adds that he associates with strange women for immoral purposes.
  • 31 Jan 1926 A decree was awarded by Judge Ryan yesterday to Mrs. Anna Ginther against George E. Ginther on a cross-complaint and the wife’s former name of Anna Streich was restored. She testified that he abused her, failed to make reasonable provisions for her support and deserted her. The separated last October after less than two year married life.

  • 02 Feb 1926 Complaining that her husband, James Sitton, during their eight years of married life has failed to provide a home for her and that she has been forced to live in a few rooms in her mother’s home, Mrs. Mary Sitton, 123 Wallace street, yesterday filed a suit for divorce in superior court. They now have four children, of which she asks the custody. She states in the complaint that the husband struck and cursed her and abandoned her last Saturday.
  • 02 Feb 1926 Mrs. Susy Young was awarded a divorce from Otho Young on testimony that the husband, whom she married in September, 1923, habitually got drunk and left her last September. Her maiden name of Susy Hall was restored.
  • 02 Feb 1926 A divorce was granted Mrs. Edith Sarah Wallace against Byron Wilbur Wallace and she was given the custody of a minor child yesterday when she told the judge Wallace had abandoned her two years ago and failed to provide. They married in May 1917.
  • 03 Feb 1926 Orene Roth was granted a divorce from Walter Roth and had her maiden name of Orene Monroe restored. The plaintiff alleged that her husband failed to provide for her and that he associated with other women.
  • 03 Feb 1926 Florence Thompson was granted a divorce from Fred Thompson. The plaintiff said that her husband tried to choke her, tore her clothing off on one occasion and threatened to kill her.
  • 03 Feb 1926 Sylvester Johnson was granted a divorce from Nina Johnson on a complaint charging abandonment.
  • 03 Feb 1926 Alma McClure sued Russell McClure for divorce, alleging failure to provide.
  • 03 Feb 1926 Amy Matthews asked a divorce from Wilbur Matthews, claiming that her husband is a drunkard and that he boasted of his relations with other women.
  • 04 Feb 1926 The divorce suit of Lucille Prough against Lewis Prough was dismissed.
  • 05 Feb 1926 Mrs. Merle Schoenbein asks a decree from Albert J. Schoenbein, charging that he has treated her with indifference and ignored her. She adds that he has failed to provide properly for her and their four children, two of whom are still dependent. They separated three years ago, after 30 years married life.
  • 05 Feb 1926 Alleging that her husband, Leo Freimuth associated with persons of lewd character, has failed to provide properly for her and their three children, and that he curses and swears at her, Mrs. Bertha Freimuth, filed suit for a divorce yesterday. They separated yesterday after 15 years married life.
  • 05 Feb 1926 Mrs. Edith E. Reed asks a divorce from Charles M. Reed, whom she married April 25, 1904, and separated from January 14, of this year, charging that he has been cruel and inhuman in his treatment toward her. She asks the custody of their one child.
  • 06 Feb 1926 Alleging that her husband is now confined to the Indiana reformatory at Pendleton, Ind., serving a sentence imposed upon him in circuit court on April 3, 1925, Mrs. Gladys Filer, of Grabill yesterday filed suit for a divorce from Herbert Filer. They married on January 16, 1923, and have no children.
  • 06 Feb 1926 Mrs. Elnora Marie Weirick, 705 Wagner street, filed suit for a divorce in superior court yesterday from William Russell Weirick, charging that he has falsely accused her of immoral conduct, he told her to get a divorce, and he nagged and called her vile and indecent names. They separated last month after four years married life.
  • 06 Feb 1926 A supplemental petition in her divorce case was filed yesterday in superior court by Mrs. Clara Diek, 1412 Summit street, against Herman H. Diek, in which she charges that he drinks to excess and has neglected to properly provide for her and their minor child. She asks $1,000 alimony.
  • 09 Feb 1926 George F. Brown was awarded a divorce decree yesterday from Mollie E. Brown by Judge Charles J. Ryan in superior court on testimony of the husband that the defendant associated with other men and was cruel to him. The separated February 1, 1923, after 15 years married life, he stated.
  • 10 Feb 1926 Asserting that her husband told her he would never be happy until she is dead, Nellie Roth, 3205 South Anthony boulevard, yesterday sued Joseph Roth for a divorce and $5,000 alimony. Mrs. Roth said her husband had not spoken a kind word to her for three or four years. She asked the custody of their four children.
  • 10 Feb 1926 Edward J. Allen, 2120 Maumee avenue, filed suit for a divorce from Terresia S. Allen, who now lived in Pittsburgh, Pa., charging cruel and inhuman treatment.
  • 10 Feb 1926 Pearl Munger, Edsall avenue filed suit for divorce against Lee Munger, alleging that he cursed and abused her.
  • 10 Feb 1926 Clayton Driver, 1935 West Third street filed suit against Clares Driver, charging cruel and inhuman treatment.
  • 10 Feb 1926 Henry Burlage, 1918 East Washington boulevard filed suit against Clara Burlage, 2910 Euclid avenue, alleging cruelty.
  • 10 Feb 1926 Jack Pinhas filed suit against Celia Pinhas, alleging desertion.
  • 10 Feb 1926 Beca McGraw was granted a divorce from Robert McGraw on a charge of failure to provide. The couple is prohibited from remarrying within two years.
  • 10 Feb 1926 Leota Selden was divorced from LeRoy Selden on a charge of desertion. Neither can marry again within two years.
  • 11 Feb 1926 Alleging that upon her proposal to go to church, her husband grabbed and shook her and that on several occasions when things did not go to suit him, he would give her a severe shaking, Mrs. Iva Bula Todo, 2721 Johnson street, yesterday filed suit for support against John Todo. She also complains that he has struck her and on several occasions has tried to force her to drink liquor. Todo has failed to properly provide for her, she states, and asked that he be ordered to pay a certain sum for her support.
  • 11 Feb 1926 Mrs. Laura M. Robinson, rural route No. 4, complains for a divorce from Delbert F. Robinson. They were married September 23, 1922, and separated April 4, 1925. She charged that he has failed to provide for her and their two children.
  • 11 Feb 1926 Robert Stewart, 339 Holman street, asserts in a divorce complaint that his wife, Mrs. Marie Stewart, deserted him on January 16, 1924, after a year’s married life, and prior to their separation was insanely jealous of him and cursed and swore at him.
  • 11 Feb 1926 Failure to provide and cursing and swearing at her, was charged by Mrs. Angela Ledbetter, 2026 Reidmiller street, in her divorce complaint filed yesterday in superior court against Virgil Ledbetter. They married April 26, 1924, and separated February 3, 1926, and have one child, of which she asks the custody.
  • 11 Feb 1926 Mrs. Geraldine Nichols was granted a decree of divorce from Joe Nichols on Testimony that he struck her and had attacked her with a knife. They separated in April of last year after two years of married life.
  • 11 Feb 1926 Brisbin C. Henricks, defendant to a divorce action by Mrs. Lenna Henricks was awarded a divorce yesterday on testimony that she had made false accusations against hin and was cruel and abusive.
  • 12 Feb 1926 Efforts of Mrs. Goselia T. Graves, 214 West Butler street, in seeking to have a divorce applied for by her husband, Louis I. Graves, an interurban conductor, denied, proved successful yesterday when Judge Charles J. Ryan refused the decree, declaring that evidence submitted had convinced him that the wife should be given the judgement. Mrs. Graves did not want a divorce and in taking the witness stand, linked the husband with a Clara Gephart and related instances of his calling at her home, with dancing with her and with figuring in an auto accident with her.
  • 12 Feb 1926 Albert Working, 1322 South Calhoun street filed suit for a divorce yesterday in superior court against Mrs. Madalene Working, alleging that she is a slovenly housekeeper. Working also claims that his wife has falsely accused him associating with other women, has called his vile and indecent names, nagged at him and on various occasions asked him to leave their home. They married in January, 1919 and separated last October.
  • 12 Feb 1926 Mrs. Lois B. Shearer was awarded a decree against Earl W. Shearer on compliant that he was cruel to her, abused the children, was habitually using profanity and refused to live with her. They separated in February of last year after living together 13 years.
  • 12 Feb 1926 Mrs. Clara Dick was granted a divorce from Herman H. Dick and she was given the custody of their child on testimony that her husband is a habitual drunkard and has failed to properly provide for her and the child. They were married in January, 1911 and separated in September of last year.
  • 13 Feb 1926 Mrs. Elsie Williams asserts that her husband, Ernest Williams on one occasion choked her until she was almost dead and she was forced to call the police because of impending threats made by him against her life, in a cross-action to a divorce complaint filed yesterday in superior court. After the episode in which she called the police, he left for some place in Ohio and has remained away ever since failing to provide support, she claims. She also adds that he has been living with other women and has abused her on many occasions. Her former name of Elsie Rouse is asked restored. They separated in June, 1923, after two years married life.
  • 13 Feb 1926 A two-year separation is asked by Mrs. Dora Wells, in a complaint filed yesterday in superior court. The husband has failed to properly provide for her and their children, forcing her to seek outside work to help provide the necessities of life, and he has often come home intoxicated, on those occasions using violent and abusive language, she charges. She asks that he be ordered to Pay her $25 a week for the support of herself and children during the separation.
  • 13 Feb 1926 Walter Inglehart, 608 West Superior street, complains for a divorce from Mrs. Bessie Inglehart, in a new suit filed yesterday, alleging that she remains away from home, indicating that she would rather live with her mother than him, that she has refused to perform her household duties and has no affection for him. They married in 1907 and separated in 1921, he states.
  • 13 Feb 1926 The divorce suit of John McCormick against Mrs. Minnie McCormick was dismissed by Judge Ryan yesterday on a motion of the plaintiff after part of the evidence had been heard.
  • 14 Feb 1926 Asserting that before their marriage last October, her husband Everett E. Penn, represented to her that he had large sums of money in a Fort Wayne band and that he was prepared to give her a good home, but instead owed large sums to creditors, Mrs. Velma C. Penn, 1922 Webster street, yesterday filed suit for a divorce in superior court. Mrs. Penn says they were compelled to live at the home of her parents and that she was forced to seek employment immediately to support herself. He is also quarrelsome and becomes very angry over trivial matters, she complains. She asks that her maiden name of Velma C. Pelkey be restored.
  • 14 Feb 1926 Donald A. Doyle, grocery manager, filed a cross-action to a divorce complaint of Mrs. Frances Doyle yesterday in superior court, charging that his wife drinks intoxicating liquor, smokes, swears, has a bad temper and has threatened him with a knife. She also struck up an affair with a former husband and has openly boasted about being with male friends, he complains.
  • 14 Feb 1926 Alleged friendship with negroes is reviewed in a cross-complaint to a divorce action filed yesterday by Howard F. Swain, who says he discovered his wife, Mrs. Margaret Swain, on the steps of the basement leaning toward a negro, who was standing on the side of the steps close to her. Swain says his wife confessed that she had been entertaining other men and he charges that she had been guilty of immoral conduct with a negro and white men. They have two children, of which he asks the custody.
  • 16 Feb 1926 Asserting that her husband refuses to pay his bills and in this way causes her great humiliation and embarrassment, has failed to properly provide for her and had falsely accused her of infidelity, Mrs. Edna Custer, 709 West Jefferson street, yesterday filed suit for a divorce from Dawson Custer. The separated several days ago after less than a year’s married life.
  • 16 Feb 1926 Mrs. Lucy Beard was given a decree from Forrest C. Beard on testimony that he had struck and beat her on a number of occasions, has cursed her and failed to properly provide for her. They married June 11, 1923, and separated July 1, 1925.
  • 16 Feb 1926 Clarence J. Fisher was granted d decree against Mrs. Ora Fisher on testimony that she refused to live with him and on December 17, 1922 abandoned him after three year of married life.
  • 17 Feb 1926 Alleging that her husband threatened to shoot and kill her, Mrs. Pearl Volrol, 1335 Hugh street, yesterday filed suit for a divorce. She said Volrol constantly abused her and called her vile names. She asks the custody of their two children.
  • 17 Feb 1926 Mrs. Rose St. Clair, 1930 Wells street, asked a divorce from Walter St. Clair in a complaint alleging cruel and inhuman treatment and failure to provide.
  • 17 Feb 1926 Mrs. Edith Kumfer filed a suit for divorce from Harry Kumfer, charging that her husband is lazy and will not properly provide for her support.
  • 17 Feb 1926 Judge Ryan, of the superior court, granted Oliver Myers a divorce from Mrs. Clara Myers. The plaintiff testified that his wife deserted him two years ago.
  • 17 Feb 1926 Special Judge Ira M. Snouffer heard evidence in the divorce case of Mrs. Florence Gater against Fred Gater. Each charged the other with infidelity and misconduct generally.
  • 18 Feb 1926 Mrs. Garnet Vorhees, 2710 Bendall street, yesterday filed suit in superior court for a divorce from John Vorhees, claiming that the husband failed to provide a home for her during their married life, extending from August 25, 1925, until January 29, and that she was obliged to live upon the charity of her friend and relatives. He is also insanely jealous and ha falsely accused her of infidelity, she charges.
  • 18 Feb 1926 A decree of divorce is asked by Mrs. Irene Moore from Paul Franklin Moore. She charged that he failed to properly provide for her and their infant child, and that he associated with other women. Then she would remonstrate with him for his actions, he would say he would take out who he pleased and if she did not life it, she knew what she could do, she stated. The separated January 20 after more than two years of married life.
  • 18 Feb 1926 Albert Tittman, 1216 Wilt street, asks a divorce from Mrs. Margaret Tittman, whom he says he left in Germany and whose present residence is in Holland, in a suit filed in superior court yesterday. They were married in October, 1923, and separated a month later when she refused to come to the United States with him, he states.
  • 18 Feb 1926 A five-year limited divorce is asked by Mrs. Frances Doyle, 1908 South Harrison street, against Donald Doyle in a suit filed yesterday in which she charges that accusations made by the husband in a cross-complaint to a recent suit brought by her, declaring that she let other men call on her are false and that he is guilty of associating with other women. She has seen him with a Mrs. Marie Calwell and a Miss Pearly Yacky, she claims. They were happily married until he got to drinking and making liquor, she adds.
  • 18 Feb 1926 A divorce decree was granted Mrs. Clarice Douglas by Judge Charles J. Ryan in superior court yesterday on the wife’s testimony that he had been convicted of a felony and has failed to provide for her and their infant child. They lived together but 16 days, separating on September 28, 1925, she stated. She was given the custody of the child.
  • 18 Feb 1926 The divorce suit of Mrs. Nellie Roth against Joseph Roth was dismissed by Judge Ryan yesterday on a motion of the plaintiff.
  • 19 Feb 1926 Mrs. Blannie Amerson, 113 Murray street, complains against Sergeon Amerson in a divorce suit filed yesterday in superior court, charging that her husband brags about his associations with other women, often bringing them into her presence. He calls taxicabs for their use, but leaves his wife to walk, she says. Her husband curses her, has beat her, and has threatened her life, she adds. They were married December 26, 1923, and separated October 20, 1925, it is stated in the complaint.
  • 19 Feb 1926 Paul Lydickson charges Mrs. Arlene Lydickson, whom he separated from several days ago after seven months married life, with refusing to talk to him for days at a time and with preferring to live with her parents rather than with him.
  • 19 Feb 1926 Mrs. Opal Anderson, 2543 Weisser Park avenue, complains that her husband, Clarence Anderson, has failed to properly provide for her, calls her vile and indecent names, and has repeatedly threatened her life.
  • 19 Feb 1926 A divorce was granted Mrs. Mary V. Brown against William H. Brown by Judge Charles J. Ryan yesterday and her former name of Mary V. Godfrey restored on testimony that the husband had made false accusations against her and called her names. They separated last September after more than 14 years married life.
  • 21 Feb 1926 Mrs. Lillian Bender, 909 Herman street asks a divorce from Theodore Bender, charging that he nags and quarrels with her and is extremely jealous, constantly imagining that she is flirting with other men. They separated several days ago after 10 years married life. She asks the custody of their three children.
  • 21 Feb 1926 A divorce is asked by Mrs. Dorothy Hunt, Cochran street, against Emberson Hunt, who she claims has failed to properly provide for her during their seven years married life and who is quarrelsome and abusive.
  • 21 Feb 1926 Mrs. Nellie M. Allen was awarded a decree from James H. Allen yesterday after eight years married life when she testified that her husband refuses to associate with her and is cruel and abusive. She was given the custody of their one child.
  • 21 Feb 1926 Mrs. Helen Heinzelman told the court that her husband, Frederick Heinzelman, had abandoned her in 1922 after 17 years married life and was awarded a divorce by Judge Ryan.
  • 21 Feb 1926 A decree was given Mrs. Sarah M. Hart against Andrew J. Hart by Judge Ryan yesterday on testimony that the husband had cursed and called her vile and indecent names and that they had gone back together three times after separated for a while but were unable to get along.
  • 23 Feb 1926 His wife’s continuous threats to put poison in his food and “get” him, has made Robert Porter, 605 Hough street dubious as to whether he will live long every time he eats, and especially when his wife refrains from partaking of the meal, it is stated in his complaint for divorce filed yesterday in superior court against Mrs. Opal P. Porter. She has told him that she wanted to put him out of the way and collect his insurance, he claims, and on one occasion got mad and attacked him, biting him on the left hand and leaving a black and blue mark for weeks. She also tore off his coat and broke his watch, he states.
  • 23 Feb 1926 Mrs. Myrtle Gustoff asks a divorce from Argue Gustoff, employee of a restaurant, in a suit filed yesterday in superior court, charging that he is constantly nagging at her, scolding and finding fault. They live together but three weeks.
  • 23 Feb 1926 Judge Charles J. Ryan yesterday in superior court awarded a divorce decree to Mrs. Jessie Brower against Albert Brower on testimony that he failed to provide for her and finally abandoned her.
  • 24 Feb 1926 Mrs. Maude Donohue, West Main street, charged in her suit that her husband, Maurice Donohue was so lax in his duties to provide food and clothing that she was compelled to take work and suffered much humiliation by reason of his neglect. She asks that her maiden name of Maude Omspaugh be restored. They separated last October after five months marriage.
  • 24 Feb 1926 Mrs. Tine Loomis complains of failure to provide in her suit against Benjamin F. Loomis, stating they were married December 12, 1925 and separated 12 days later.
  • 24 Feb 1926 Mrs. Caroline Schwier asks a divorce from William Schwier, alleging that he deserted her March 1, 1907, after 23 years married life.
  • 24 Feb 1926 Judge Ryan awarded a decree to Mrs. Edith Current against Harvey Current yesterday when she testified that the husband had a violent temper and had threatened to kill her and that they had been divorced and remarried, but were still unable to get along together.
  • 24 Feb 1926 Mrs. Elizabeth McGill was granted a decree from Harry McGill yesterday when she told the court the husband is a habitual drunkard and is cruel and abusive to her. They separated in October, 1924 after 31 years of marriage.
  • 26 Feb 1926 A divorce, custody of their two children, alimony in the sum of $40,000 and an order against the defendant to pay $150 a month for the support of the children was awarded to Mrs. Rose Jones, of Fort Wayne, here today in her suit against William L. Jones, prominent Fort Wayne businessman. The court also ordered Mr. Jones to pay $2,000 attorneys’ fees for Mrs. Jones. The trial ended late this afternoon after being in progress since Wednesday morning. The court gave Mr. Jones the right to visit the two children, Robert Theodore Jones and Virginia Rose Jones, at all reasonable times, and the right to take them to his home for short period’s at all reasonable times. The case was venued to the Adams circuit court from Allen county, and was tried before Special Judge Roscoe D. Wheat, of Portland.
  • 26 Feb 1926 Adam Ritenour, drainage contractor, alleged that although he and his wife lived in an 18 room house she forced him to sleep in the basement or the garage, in a cross-complaint for divorce filed yesterday. Ritenour also alleged that his wife chased him out of the house with a butcher knife. He asks a divorce and that the court declare them tenants in common of the real estate which they own at 1704 West Main street.
  • 26 Feb 1926 Opal Porter filed a cross-complaint for a divorce from Robert Porter, alleging that he received letters from and kept company with other women. She also claimed that he refused to support her.
  • 26 Feb 1926 Justine Gould filed suit for a divorce from Christopher Gould, alleging cruel and inhuman treatment. The couple married in 1923 and separated in 1925.
  • 26 Feb 1926 Edward Lawson was granted a divorce from Edna Lawson by Judge Charles J. Ryan in superior court. He told the court that his wife had refused to live with him.
  • 27 Feb 1926 Mrs. Esther S. Shannon, 2325 Miner street complains in a divorce suit filed yesterday in superior court that her husband, Robert L. Shannon has a violent temper and would become angry at her and refuse to talk. He has also refused to support her, she charges. They separated February 14, after a year’s marriage.
  • 27 Feb 1926 Mrs. Frieda O’Brien, 1011 Madison street is asking a divorce from Edward O’Brien, alleging that he cursed and swore at her.
  • 27 Feb 1926 Mrs. Margaret Chamberlain, 1726 Maumee avenue, complains that her husband, Ross W. Chamberlain has failed to properly provide for her and associates with other women.
  • 27 Feb 1926 Judge Charles J. Ryan awarded a divorce decree to Mrs. Lela M. Brewer against Russell Brewer and restored the wife’s maiden name of Lela M. Beck yesterday in superior court. She testified that he had failed to provide for her, had threatened her and associated with other women.
  • 27 Feb 1926 Amos Phillips, an employee of the Horton Manufacturing company, asserts in a cross-complaint to a divorce action filed by his wife Mrs. Myrtle Phillips that she ran up big bills on him and finally left him taking two of their three children with her. Later, under the guise of visiting the third child, she secreted it away also, he claims. He also charges that since their separation on last December 5, she has been guilty of immoral conduct. He asks the custody of the children. They married January 20, 1916.
  • 28 Feb 1926 Mrs. Opal Roberts, 521 State boulevard filed suit for a divorce from Dewey Roberts, clerk in the post-office, yesterday in superior court, charging that he has struck and beat her, choked her and has failed to provide for her. They separated last July after a year’s marriage.
  • 28 Feb 1926 Mrs. Emma L. Faulkner was granted a divorce decree on a cross-complaint filed by the wife. She testified that the husband would refuse to talk with her from indefinite periods and had failed to provide a home for her, she being compelled to life with his parents. Her former name of Emma L. Haggerty was also restored.
  • 28 Feb 1926 Mrs. Esther Jane Phipps was granted a divorce from Eugene Edward Phipps and her former name of Esther J. Bouchard restored by Judge Ryan on charges of incompatibility.
  • 28 Feb 1926 The divorce suit of John Minnich against Mrs. Lola Minnich was dismissed by Judge Ryan on motion of the plaintiff.
  • 28 Feb 1926 The divorce suit of Mildred M. Price against Murray W. Price was dismissed by Judge Ryan on motion of the plaintiff.

  • 02 Mar 1926 Claiming that his wife is a poor housekeeper, often leaving dirty dishes and dirty clothes accumulate about the house and that she has on a number of occasions refused to get his meals, Parker A. Motter, 1118 Cass street, filed suit for a divorce yesterday in superior court from Mrs. Mona I. Motter. When the wife refuses to get his meals, he grows hungry, he states, as his work is of such that he is unable to prepare his own meals. He also charges that his wife has falsely accused him of associating with other women.
  • 02 Mar 1926 Mrs. Addie Towles filed suit against William Towles charging that he nagged and quarreled at her despite her sickly condition and refused to provide medical attention.
  • 02 Mar 1926 Mrs. Bonnie P. Proehl of Dunfee sued Frank Proehl, station agent at Dunfee for a two year separation, asserting that he has kicked her on numerous occasions, called her vile and indecent names and often stays away from home nights. She asks the custody of their two children and $35 a week support money during the separation.
  • 02 Mar 1926 Mrs. Elizabeth Butler, Washington township, asks a decree from Logan Butler, the custody of their three children and $2,000 alimony, alleging that he has called her vile names, told her he no longer cared for her and urged that she get a divorce.
  • 02 Mar 1926 Waldo A. Mills filed a complaint against Mrs. Hazel B. Mills, charging that she has falsely accused him with associating with other women, told his she no longer cares for him and left on January 19, after more than a year married life.
  • 02 Mar 1926 Charles M. Reed claims his wife Mrs. Edith E. Reed is continually finding fault and nagging at him, has said she no longer loves him and told him to get a divorce. She left him on January 11, he states.
  • 02 Mar 1926 Ira M. Snouffer, judge pro-tem in superior court yesterday awarded a divorce decree to Mrs. Marvel Seabold from George Seabold and the custody of two children divided, the girl, 6 being placed in charge of the mother, and the boy, 9 in the custody of the father. The decree was awarded on testimony of the wife that the husband made false accusation against her and had declared he lost his love for her.
  • 02 Mar 1926 Glen O. Wolfcale was awarded a decree of divorce from Mrs. Ruth Wolfcale on testimony that she had abandoned him. She was given the custody of their minor child.
  • 03 Mar 1926 A decree of divorce, $15,000 alimony, $500 attorney fees and the custody of a daughter, 15, is asked in a suit filed yesterday in superior court by Mrs. Delia Kaehr, 2544 Maple place, against Joe Kaehr, an employee in the motor department at the local General Electric company plant. The wife claims that her husband has made false accusations against her and threatened to kill her. They separated several days ago after 17 years married life, she states.
  • 03 Mar 1926 Mrs. Myrtle Johnson in a divorce suit filed yesterday against George Johnson, complains that he often became intoxicated and would come home and order guests out of the house, to her humiliation. He is of a quarrelsome disposition and is continually nagging at her, she charges. They were married June 5, 1902, and separated last Monday.
  • 03 Mar 1926 Harlan J. Larimore charges his wife, Mrs. Grace G. Larimore with being untidy in her personal affairs, failure to do her household duties, cursing and swearing at him and refusing to talk for long periods at a time, in a divorce suit filed yesterday. They separated February 20 after eight months marriage.
  • 03 Mar 1926 Mrs. Maude Wolfe, Russell street sued James Wolfe for a divorce yesterday, alleging that he curses and swears at her and has failed to provide properly for her support, she being required to seek employment. They separated February 28 after 15 years’ marriage.
  • 03 Mar 1926 Homer Swihart, Dudlo employee and a defendant to a divorce action by Mrs. Goldie Swihart, filed a cross-complaint yesterday charging that she went to dance halls with other men instead of staying home and caring for their two children and that she has taken a job as a domestic in the name of another man. He asks a two-year separation.
  • 03 Mar 1926 George Charleswood was granted a divorce from Mrs. Mary Charleswood on a cross-complaint in superior court yesterday by Harry F. Kennerk, judge pro-tem, on testimony that the wife was extravagant, requiring quarters, furniture and a large car beyond his means. She also refused to do her housework, desiring a life of leisure and finally left him May 29, 1925, four months after they were married, he stated.
  • 03 Mar 1926 A divorce was granted Mrs. Minnie C. De Lashmutt against John S. De Lashmutt and her former name of Minnie G. Goldthwaite restored, on testimony that he was abusive and had finally abandoned her.
  • 04 Mar 1926 Mrs. Pearl Wood, of Jefferson township, complains in a divorce suit filed yesterday in superior court against Edward F. Wood, that her husband, now 60 years old, never has provided a home for her and that she provided the home, but that on May 23 he left and refused to live with her because she refused to give him money for his personal use. They were married less than two years at the time of the separation, she says. She asks that her former name of Pearl Barnhart be restored.
  • 04 Mar 1926 Charging that her husband went to Michigan in November, 1924, and is now living with a widow there and that he refuses to live with her again, Mrs. Malinda Fronfield, 1156 Frances street filed suit for a divorce yesterday. They had been married 10 years prior to his departure and since that time he has failed to properly provide for her, she alleges. She asks that the court restore her former name of Malinda Zimmerman.
  • 04 Mar 1926 Mrs. Stella Suggs, 1417 Clay street, says in a complaint for divorce filed yesterday in superior court against William Suggs, that she dismissed a previous action for divorce on the promise of the husband that he would do better, but that he has failed to keep his promise. He nags and quarrels with her, has failed to properly provide for her and stays out nights, she charges.
  • 04 Mar 1926 George Williams filed a suit against Mrs. Etta Williams charging that she curses and swears at him and refuses to mend his clothes or cook his meals. She also associates with persons of questionable character and criminal tendencies, he charges. They separated March 1, after five years of married life, it is stated.
  • 05 Mar 1926 Alleging that Henry Krienbrock is a habitual drunkard and that he frequently comes home intoxicated and breaks up the furniture, or threatens to cut her throat with a razor, Mrs. C. May Krienbrock yesterday filed for a divorce in superior court. The couple was married in 1923 and separated in 1924.
  • 05 Mar 1926 Harriett Woods was granted a decree from Ora Woods when she testified that her husband had failed to provide for her.
  • 05 Mar 1926 Clarence Comer was granted a divorce from Blanche C. Comer. Both parties to the suit had been married before. They were unable to get along with each other.
  • 05 Mar 1926 Olive Scherer told Judge Ryan that Arthur J. Scherer had failed to support her and that she was forced to live for a time in a garage. The plaintiff’s maiden name of Olive Anderson was restored.
  • 05 Mar 1926 Maude Ullom was given a divorce from Oscar Ullom. She testified that he associated with other women. The plaintiff was given the custody of a child and the husband was ordered to pay $7 a week to its support.
  • 05 Mar 1926 Sylvester Farra filed an amended complaint for a divorce from Hazel Farra. He said his wife goes to theaters and soft drink parlors with other men.
  • 05 Mar 1926 Theodore Bender filed a cross-complaint for divorce from Lillian Bender. Bender says his wife entertained other men and neglected the children and the home. He asks the custody of the children.
  • 06 Mar 1926 A divorce decree, alimony of $30,000 and the custody of two children are asked in a suit filed yesterday in superior court by Mrs. Bessie E. Schlosser against H. Vern Schlosser, manager of Schlosser Brothers. She alleges that her husband has denied her his society, many times refusing to talk with her or accompany her to places of amusement. He has also boasted of his acquaintances with another woman and urged her to get a divorce, she claims. They married April 3, 1905, and separated March 5, this year, the complaint states.
  • 06 Mar 1926 Mrs. Bertha Jones, 1110 Hugh street, sued Albert Jones for a divorce in superior court yesterday and asked that she be given the custody of their two children. They married November 9, 1921, and separated March 1, of this year. He has a violent and ungovernable temper, curses and swears at her, has struck and beat her and is continually finding fault and nagging at her, she complains.
  • 06 Mar 1926 Mrs. Mary Rossetti was granted a divorce from Frank Rossetti on testimony that he deserted her 25 years ago after five years of married life.
  • 06 Mar 1926 Michael Darlano was granted a divorce from Mrs. Mary Darlano on testimony that he had left her 20 years ago after 10 years of married life.
  • 06 Mar 1926 Mrs. Edna Shull, 622 Greenlawn avenue, was given a divorce from Clarence Shull on her testimony that he had beat and struck her and on one had put her out in the snow. They separated July 12, 1925, after nearly eight years marriage. The custody of their three children was given Mr. and Mrs. John Currall, parents of the wife.
  • 06 Mar 1926 Mrs. Blanche French was granted a divorce from Edwin T. French on testimony that he had failed to provide for her and deserted her. They separated February 15, 1921 after 31 years marriage.
  • 07 Mar 1926 Robert L. Whearley was granted a divorce from Mrs. Virginia Whearley in superior court yesterday by Judge Charles J. Ryan on testimony that the wife was quarrelsome, refused to live with him and was abusive. They separated in July, 1925, after one year of marriage.
  • 07 Mar 1926 The divorce suit of Crescens Swafford against Olen Swafford was dismissed in superior court yesterday on a motion of the plaintiff.
  • 09 Mar 1926 Mrs. Minnie R. Turnbull, 46 East Pontiac street, asks a decree of divorce from William A. Turnbull, whom she separated from March 1, 1926, after over 23 years married life, charging that he associates with other women and had admitted it to her.
  • 09 Mar 1926 Mrs. Lillian Richard charges that her husband, William Richard, has falsely accused her of associating with other men and has filed to properly provide for her and their one child. They separated October 6, 1924, after nine years of marriage.
  • 09 Mar 1926 Mrs. Nannie Long was given a divorce from John W. Long by Judge Ryan on charges of failure to provide. They married September 2, 1920, and separated in September, 1923.
  • 09 Mar 1926 The following divorce actions were dismissed; Emily Huggins against Fletcher Huggins; Margaret I. Claywood against Walter E. Claywood; John A. Seitz against Viola Switz; Mildred Reynolds against James Reynolds; Elsie E. Eicks against Harold F. Eicks; Chester Lyons against Nellie Lyons, and Bertha Sherwood against Everett Sherwood.
  • 10 Mar 1926 Eliza E. Woods was granted a divorce from Harry F. Woods yesterday when she told the court that her husband was cruel to her. She said on one occasion he knocked her down and fractured her wrist bone. She also charged him with drunkenness and failure to provide. The plaintiff’s maiden name of Walters was restored.
  • 10 Mar 1926 Mildred Ringwalt filed a cross-complaint for a divorce from Grover Ringwalt, alleging that he has been guilty of associating with other women. The couple was married in 1910.
  • 10 Mar 1926 Ralph Blue filed suit for a divorce from his wife, Mary Margaret Blue, alleging that she has been guilty of infidelity.
  • 10 Mar 1926 Neva Reagan asked a divorce from Edward Reagan in a complaint charing that he threatened to kill her.
  • 10 Mar 1926 Raymond Waldo, 2502 Maumee avenue, filed suit for a divorce from Mrs. Emily A. Waldo, charging desertion. He said his wife left him about a month ago and took the children to California and sent him work that she never expected to return. Waldo asks the custody of the children.
  • 10 Mar 1926 Mrs. Elenora Ross, South Anthony boulevard, asked divorce from Edward Ross, alleging that he is quarrelsome and cruel to her.
  • 11 Mar 1926 Edward Ross, 445 Buchanan street, defendant to a divorce action brought by Mrs. Elenora Ross, filed an answer in superior court yesterday charging that his wife is lazy and failed to properly care for their home or for their one child. She also cursed and swore at him, and on last March 7 deserted him, he complains. He asks the custody of their child.
  • 11 Mar 1926 Mrs. Lucy Mildred Davis was divorce from Ralph G. Davis, the wife testifying that he failed to provide for her and that they had separated on several occasions.
  • 11 Mar 1926 Mrs. Roma Carter was granted a divorce from William Carter. She testified that he was quarrelsome, abused her and refused to speak to her for long periods of time.
  • 11 Mar 1926 Paul Miller was granted a divorce from Mrs. Ruth Miller, whom he married November 7, 1925 and lived with but three weeks, on testimony that she left him without cause.
  • 11 Mar 1926 The divorce suit of Mrs. Susie Catherine Myers against Jerry M. Myers was dismissed on a motion of the plaintiff.
  • 11 Mar 1926 The suit for divorce brought by Mrs. Sarah Humbarger against John W. Humberger was venued to Huntington county on a petition of the plaintiff.
  • 11 Mar 1926 Mrs. Bertha B. Geise, 1408 Grant avenue charges Jerome M. Geise with failure to support and that he ordered her from their home, declaring that he would not live with her longer. They have three children of which she asks the custody. The separated last January after over seven years of marriage.
  • 11 Mar 1926 Mrs. Mary Yingling asks a decree from George Yingling, charging that he cursed and struck her and failed to properly provide for her. They married January 22, 1923 and separated February 19, this year.
  • 11 Mar 1926 Mrs. Grace Viney, 1313 Horace street asks a divorce from Paul Viney, alleging the he cursed and swore at her and has failed to properly provide for her and their child. She asks the custody of the child, which was born December 30, after they separated on August 15 of last year and which he has never seen. They married March 4 of last year.
  • 13 Mar 1926 Alleging that her husband failed to provide for her, is a habitual drunkard and stole her clothes and pawned them to get money to satisfy his inordinate thirst for strong drink, Mrs. Marion Thomas, 239 Riedmiller avenue filed suit for a divorce against Frederick Thomas yesterday in superior court. The separated last August after two years of marriage, it is stated.
  • 13 Mar 1926 Mrs. Clara Link complains in a divorce suit filed yesterday that her husband, Lewis Link has failed to keep his promise to do better, made to her recently when she filed a previous divorce action and has not properly provided for her. They separated several days ago after 11 years’ marriage.
  • 13 Mar 1926 A petition of Mrs. Elenora Ross for the custody of a boy pending the trial of her divorce against Edward Ross, was granted yesterday by Judge Charles J. Ryan. Ross was ordered to deliver the boy to Mrs. Ross, and pay $7 a week support money.
  • 13 Mar 1926 Louis H. Schoppman, plumber and contractor, filed a petition yesterday to modify a divorce decree so he will not be required to pay $15 a week for the support of his son, 16.
  • 13 Mar 1926 The divorce action of Mrs. Irene A. Burgoon against Samuel W. Burgoon was dismissed yesterday in superior court.
  • 14 Mar 1926 Mrs. Edna M. Shull divorced J. Clarence Shull on testimony that he had struck her on numerous occasions and one time threw her out of the house in the snow. She was decided the owner of all household goods at the home, 622 Greenlawn avenue. They separated last January after nine years marriage. The custody of their children was given Mr. and Mrs. John Currall.
  • 14 Mar 1926 Mrs. Mary E. Droegemeyer was granted a divorce from Henry G. Droegemeyer on testimony that he had struck the plaintiff and was quarrelsome. The custody of their one child was given the father. They were married October 28, 1904 and separated August 10, last year.
  • 14 Mar 1926 Mrs. Evelyn Meyer, 155 Pixley Long block asks a divorce in a new suit filed against Paul Meyer, charging that he curses her, nags, find fault, goes with other women and has asked her to entertain other men.
  • 14 Mar 1926 Mrs. Maggie Alvey, 414 Bass street complains against William Alvey for a divorce, charging that he deserted her January 14, 1922.
  • 16 Mar 1926 Asserting that her husband has falsely accused her of associating with other men; has a violent and ungovernable temper and has struck and cursed and threatened to kill her, Mrs. Laura B. Martin, Aboite township yesterday filed a suit for divorce against Cornelius Martin, demanding alimony of $15,000. They separated several days ago after 23 years marriage and have seven children, two of which are not self-supporting and for whom she asks the custody.
  • 16 Mar 1926 Mrs. Addie Hathaway asks a divorce decree against Bert Hathaway in a new suit filed yesterday in superior court and in which she alleges that he is in the habit of becoming intoxicated and while under the influence of liquor, curses and swears at her. They married September 5, 1896 and separated March 15, of this year.
  • 16 Mar 1926 Mrs. Ina Ulrey, Harrison street, sued Ralph Ulrey for a divorce, charging that he cursed and swore at her, choked her and falsely accused her with entertaining other men. She also charges he has filed to provide for her.
  • 16 Mar 1926 Judge Charles J. Ryan yesterday awarded a divorce decree to Mrs. Mary Evelyn Schieffer from William J. Schieffer, whom she separated from in January of last year after four year of marriage and whom she accused of failing to properly provide for her. The court restored her former name of Mary Evelyn Denkor.
  • 16 Mar 1926 Mrs. Chloe Dickey was divorced from Albert R. Dickey on testimony that he was cruel and inhuman in his treatment toward her. They separated last October after a year’s marriage. Both had been married previously.
  • 16 Mar 1926 Judge Ryan dismissed 10 suits for divorce yesterday. They were: Georgia Blanks against Robert Blanks; Lois Farnham against Ivan Farnham; Hattie Woods against Orrie O. Woods; Hazel Southern against Walter Southern; Madeline Breer against Fred Breer; Luella Baker against Henry Baker; Sarah Harshbarger against Ancil Harshbarger; Mabel Jones against Alfred Jones; Effie Myerss against Samuel Myers and Sadie Roubinalt against Charles Roubinalt.
  • 17 Mar 1926 The following divorce suits were dismissed by Judge Charles J. Rayan yesterday in superior court for want of prosecution: Pearl D’Agostini against Tony D’Agostini; Lorene Tyler against John Tyler; William Kammeyer against Loretta Kammeyer; John Tracey against Jessie Tracey; Nora Turner against Locket Turner; Maybelle Hayes against Edward Hayes; Bertha Marie Polk against William Polk; Grace Girard against Oliver Girard; Georgia Blanks against Robert Blanks; Lola Farnham against Ivan Farnham; Ermine Thomas against Cleo Thomas.
  • 18 Mar 1926 Mrs. Bessie M. Carney, 736 East Washington boulevard, asks a divorce decree and the custody of one child in a complaint filed yesterday in superior court against Raymond A. Carney, charging that her has failed to provide and has cursed and struck her and threatened to kill her. They separated last Monday after 11 years marriage.
  • 18 Mar 1926 Mrs. Beatrice M. Maxwell, 307 Kinsmoor avenue has filed suit for divorce against Lloyd R. Maxwell, in which she complains that her husband failed to support her, associated with other women and then on July 30, 1924, abandoned her after four years married life.
  • 18 Mar 1926 Johnnie W. Williams asks a divorce decree from Mrs. Fannie E. Williams, asserting that she abandoned him and their three children December 31, 1923. They married October 5, 1915.
  • 19 Mar 1926 Darwin Metzgar was awarded a divorce decree against Mrs. Edna Metzgar by Judge Charles J. Ryan in superior court yesterday on testimony that the wife had refused to live with him and had abandoned him on November 1, 1925, after 10 years’ marriage. The custody of a minor child was given Mrs. S. J. Bowers.
  • 19 Mar 1926 Mrs. Maxine Dick, 1124 Cass street, filed a suit for divorce against Vern C. Dick, charging that he struck and beat her and has threatened to kill her.
  • 19 Mar 1926 Charles C. Worthington, colored, a waiter, 417 Montgomery street, alleges that his wife, Mrs. Nora W. Worthington abandoned him. Her desire for the bright lights prompted her refusal to come from Chicago to Fort Wayne with him, he complains. They separated August 10, 1922 after nine years marriage.
  • 20 Mar 1926 Edward Spillner, 3132 John street sued Mrs. Jennie Spillner for divorce, alleging that after she returned from a three week visit in Milwaukee early last year, she evidenced no interest in their home or him. She then asked for money to visit her parents in Poland, which he supplied, but afterward learned that she spent three weeks in New York before going to Poland. She then returned home a few days ago in his absence and removed the household goods, he claims. They married October 25, 1921 and separated May 9, 1925.
  • 20 Mar 1926 Mrs. Ruth R. Hinga filed for divorce against Ned Hinga, charging failure to provide and that he associated with other women.
  • 20 Mar 1926 Mrs. Effie B. Chaney filed suit against Paul H. Chaney, charging that he neglected and avoided her and asking $1,000 alimony and the restoration of her maiden name, McPeak.
  • 20 Mar 1926 A divorce action was filed by Mrs. Florence Brecht against Merle Becht alleging that he is a habitual drunkard and has failed to provide for her.
  • 20 Mar 1926 Naomi L. Hall has filed suit against Byron C. Hall complaining that he associates with other women and has failed to properly support her.
  • 20 Mar 1926 Three divorce suit were dismissed in superior court for want of prosecution: Mrs. Elizabeth Double against Cash T. Double; Mrs. Marle Elliott against Ronald Elliott and Mrs. Vina Perry against Newton Perry.
  • 21 Mar 1926 Judge Charles J. Ryan in superior court yesterday annulled the marriage of Anell H. and Mrs. Sarah Harshbarger on complaint of the wife that Harshberger was insane at and before the time of marriage but that she was not aware of the fact until sometime after they were married. The couple married August 15 of last year and lived together but one month. The wife’s former name Sarah Worman was restored.
  • 21 Mar 1926 Mrs. Mabel Peppier, 336 East Main street filed suit for a divorce from Herbert Peppier yesterday in superior court alleging that he has an ungovernable temper, curses and swears at her, has struck and beat her and is nagging and continually finding fault. They separated serveral days ago after five months’ marriage.
  • 21 Mar 1926 Five actions for a decree of divorce were dismissed yesterday by Judge Ryan for want of prosecution. They were: Osle Kohlepp against Henry Kohlepp; Rose C. Redding against Pirlie B. Redding, Emma Taylor against Ralph Taylor; Amy A. Matthews against Wilbur Matthews and Etta C. Williams against George W. Williams.
  • 23 Mar 1926 Asserting that her husband is “under the influence of – moonshine whisky all the time,” that he has called her vile and indecent names, choked her and threatened to kill her, Mrs. Fay Johnson, of Maumee township filed suit for a divorce yesterday in superior court against James Johnson. She asks also that she be given the custody of their one child and be granted $2,000 alimony. They separated several days ago after 15 years’ marriage.
  • 23 Mar 1926 John Sochec was divorced from Mrs. Katy Sochec, who he told the court, left him seven years ago after eight years’ marriage. She left with another man who had won her affections and took their three children with her, he complained. He said that he has never seen her since.
  • 23 Mar 1926 Mrs. Pearl Christenson was decreed a divorce from Edward Christenson on the charge of failure to provide and her former name of Ruchel restored.
  • 23 Mar 1926 Mrs. Elnora Swallow was divorced from Joseph Swallow on the charge of failure to provide and her former name of Bowser was restored.
  • 23 Mar 1926 Anthony Wayne Leo was granted a decree of divorce against Mrs. Gladys C. Lee on testimony that she associated with other men.
  • 23 Mar 1926 Mrs. Hiancho Oster was divorced from Lloyd N. Oster on testimony that he was subject to epilepsy. They lived together but nine days.
  • 24 Mar 1926 Mrs. Edna Funk, 715 Broadway, filed suit for a divorce from Lee R. Funk yesterday in which she asked a judgement of $5,000 alimony. She said her husband continually found fault with her and told her that he did not love her. The couple was married in 1908.
  • 24 Mar 1926 Mrs. Amelia Roberts filed suit for a divorce from Frank J. Roberts alleging that her husband failed to provide for her and that he deserted her without cause.
  • 24 Mar 1926 Claud Hutson was granted a divorce from Audie Belle Hutson on a charge of cruelty.
  • 24 Mar 1926 The divorce case of Bessie Buchanan against Fay A. Buchanan was dismissed.
  • 24 Mar 1926 The divorce case of George F. Bryant against Bertha Bryant was dismissed.
  • 25 Mar 1926 Mrs. Theresa Held, Rural Route No. 2, claims that Michael Held, whom she separated from several days ago after 21 years marriage told her he wished she would leave. She asked $5,000 alimony.
  • 25 Mar 1926 Mrs. Allie Hanshaw, residing in the Grassmere Heights addition, asks the custody of their two small children and reasonable provision for their support in her divorce action against Edward Hanshaw. The husband besides being confined to the jail at this time for cruel and inhuman treatment toward her, has failed to properly provide for her and their children, she claims.
  • 25 Mar 1926 Failure to provide is charged in the divorce action filed yesterday by Mrs. Margie Smelser against Roscoe Smelser, whom she separated from last December after three years’ marriage.
  • 25 Mar 1926 Mrs. Ethhel Zehender, 225 West DeWald street has filed suit for divorce against James Zehender charging failure to provide. They lived together but two years, separating several day ago.
  • 25 Mar 1926 The divorce suits of Mrs. E. Josephine Lambert against Russell Lambert and Dallas A. Brown against Mrs. Gussie S. Brown were dismissed yesterday in superior court by Judge Charles J. Ryan.
  • 26 Mar 1926 Complaining that his wife has lost all affections for him after nearly thirty years’ marriage and that she is now frequenting dance halls and has become infatuated with one William Allmiller, Frederick M. Martens, 2834 Weisser Park avenue, yesterday filed suit for a divorce from Mrs. Nannie G. Martens in superior court. Mrs. Martens goes out riding in automobiles after dark with Allmiller, the husband charges, and on occasions when he or their married children would remonstrate with her, she would tell them that she is old enough to take care of herself, it is alleged. They have five children, two of whom are minors. He asks their custody. They married November 15, 1896, and separated last January.
  • 26 Mar 1926 Arthur Bowen, 1117 Cochran street, complains against Mrs. Helen Bowen in a divorce action filed in superior court yesterday. He charges that she is cross and irritable the greater part of the time that she uses profane language and is lazy, refusing to do the housework or mend his clothing. They married September 5, 1924, and separated last March 16. He asks the custody of their one child.
  • 26 Mar 1926 Byron C. Hall, defendant to a divorce action by Mrs. Naomi Hall, filed a cross-complaint yesterday, setting out how his wife insisted on going to the dance halls and staying out until late hours at night against his wishes and that she nags, curses and calls him vile and indecent names.
  • 27 Mar 1926 Everett A. King, physician, 119 West Lewis street, complains in a divorce petition filed in superior court, that Mrs. Frances Jane King scolded and corrected him over trivial matters and refused to make her home with him at English, Ind. where he previously practiced medicine.
  • 27 Mar 1926 Mrs. Emma Johnson sued James E. Johnson for a divorce yesterday charging fault-finding, failure to provide and association with other women.
  • 27 Mar 1926 Mrs. Ida L. McCormick asks a divorce decree from John McCormick, charging that he deserted her in 1910 after 12 years marriage.
  • 27 Mar 1926 Mrs. Euncie Hindman, Lincoln highway west accuses Arthur Hindman of deserting her last September, a divorce petition filed in superior court. He left without leaving provision for her support and habitually gambled and squandered his money, she charges.
  • 27 Mar 1926 Robert C. Linder, telephone installer, brought suit in superior court yesterday against Hazel Jones Linder, 435 Berry street seeking an annulment of marriage. He claims she tricked him into marring her last January 16.
  • 27 Mar 1926 Dewey Roberts, defendant to a divorce action brought by Mrs. Opal Roberts filed a cross-complaint in superior court yesterday, charging that his wife would not associate with him but would associate with other men for immoral purposes.
  • 28 Mar 1926 Mrs. Anna Patterson was awarded a divorce from Clarence Patterson and she given the custody of two children yesterday by Judge Charles J. Ryan in superior court when she told the court that her husband would dodge landlords until it was no longer possible and would then move. They moved at least 20 times in six years, she declared. She also charged the mate with nonsupport and abuse. They separated last December after seven years marriage.
  • 28 Mar 1926 John Hamman was divorced from Mrs. Anna Hamman on complaint that she went out nights to dances and would refuse to inform his where she had been. She also called him vile names and falsely accused him, he stated. They lived together three years, separating last July.
  • 28 Mar 1926 Mrs. Margaret Swain was granted a decree against Howard F. Swain and her former name of Margaret Menzie restored on testimony that the husband had threatened to kill her, was a habitual drunkard and failed to provide. He was given the custody of their two children.
  • 28 Mar 1926 Mrs. Vera M. Schopf obtained a divorce decree against Herbert Schopt and her former name of Vera M. Alken was restored on testimony that her husband had failed to provide for her, that she was forced to seek employment and that he was abusive. They were married April 18, 1922 and separated last December 27.
  • 28 Mar 1926 A decree of divorce, the custody of two children and $10,000 alimony is asked in a new suit filed yesterday in superior court by Mrs. Hazel M. Doyle, 2901 Plaza drive, against Francis J. Doyle, and in which she charges that her husband has associated with women of bad character for two years or more and has supported and lived with them for short periods of time. The separated March 18, of this year, after nearly 10 years’ marriage.
  • 30 Mar 1926 Howard W. Davis, now under bond to appear before the federal grand jury for alleged theft of the United States mails, was made the defendant in a suit for divorce filed yesterday, in which Mrs. Sarah B. Davis, 909 Woodview boulevard, asks a decree and the custody of their one child. She states that he has never established and maintained a home for her and their child and they have been forced to life with his parents and that his arrest on the federal charge has caused her great embarrassment and humiliation. They separated several days ago after two years’ marriage.
  • 30 Mar. 1926 Arthur W. Yacky, humane officer for the County Humane society, is made the defendant in a divorce action filed yesterday by Gladys M. Yacky, 2611 South Anthony boulevard. She asks that her maiden name of Gladys M. Miller be restored. He has cursed and called her vile names and made false accusations against her in the presence of her friends, she charges. They married February 29, 1920 and separated last March 26.
  • 30 Mar 1926 Mrs. Clara S. McCall, 1316 Monroe street filed suit against William N. McCall for a three-year limited separation, $3,000 alimony and the custody of their three children, charging failure to provide and that he squanders money on automobiles instead of providing his family with a home.
  • 30 Mar 1926 Mrs. Grace B. Powell, 1908 Wheeler street, complains against J. Alva Powell and asks $500 alimony, alleging that he associated with other women and failed to provide for her. She asks that her former name of Grace B. Zent be restored.
  • 30 Mar 1926 Mrs. Edna Dowden in her divorce complaint alleges that Ernest Dowden made false accusations against her character, failed to provide for her and their three children and deserted her last August 24, after seven years’ marriage.
  • 30 Mar 1926 Louis E. Shaffer in an action for divorce against Audrey Mae Shaffer, asserts that she kicked and beat him, nagged and deserted him last December 13 after a marriage of two years.
  • 30 Mar 1926 Mrs. Elizabeth L. Kever, rural route 10, complains against John Kever, asserting that her has failed to properly provide, nags and quarrels and has called her vile and indecent names in the presence of their three children. They were married February 14, 1914, and parted yesterday.
  • 30 Mar 1926 Paul Williams, 913 Eliza street charged that Mrs. Lucile Williams called him vile and indecent names and abandoned him October 26, 1925, after six years’ married life.
  • 30 Mar 1926 Mrs. Georgia E. Smothers, 1302 Hanna street, asks a divorce from Charles Smothers and that her maiden name of Georgia E. Roberson re restored in her divorce complaint yesterday. He has cursed her, struck and beat her and has associated with other women, she charges. They married April 3, 1923 and separated October 3, 1925,it is stated in the complaint.
  • 30 Mar 1926 Mrs. Pauline Sommerfeldt was granted a divorce from William Sommerfeldt, whom she married June 20, 1920, and separated from in July, 1925, and her former name of Pauline Meier was restored on charges of failure to provide for more the two years. Property rights were settled outside of court.
  • 30 Mar 1926 A divorce was awarded Frank Hettinger against Mrs. Anna Hettinger on testimony of the husband that she stayed away from home for days at a time and on last January 22, abandoned him. They were marring July 6, 1925.
  • 31 Mar 1926 Edward S. Ridgway, vice-president and general manager of the Utensils company, was named defendant in a suit for divorce and $20,000 alimony, filed yesterday in circuit court by Mrs. Margaret M. Ridgway, 2817 East Creighton avenue. Mrs. Ridgway also ask that the court restore her former name of Margaret Mae Rapp. It is charged in the petition that the husband since their marriage July 17, 1922, has constantly made false charges that she was extravagant and neglected their home, threatening and finally did abandon her on January 24 of this year. She states in her pea for alimony that he owns thousands of dollars’ worth of stock in the Utensils company and has a yearly income of $15,000 or more.
  • 31 Mar 1926 Mrs. Gladys Miller, 2411 Winter street, complains against James Miller and ask that she be allowed $1,000 alimony. He is a habitual drunkard, curses and beats her and forces her to live at the home of his sister, she charges. They were married September 5, 1925 and separated yesterday, but have been married and divorced on other time, it is stated.
  • 31 Mar 1926 Mrs. Victoria Van Auken, 1824 North Clinton street, asks a divorce decree from Jacob R. Van Auken on charges that he has failed to properly provide for her and their two children and that he frequently becomes intoxicated and strikes and beats her. They separated several days ago after more than two years marriage.
  • 31 Mar 1926 Mrs. Iva Anspach, 2817 East Creighton avenue, asks a divorce from Clarence Anspach, charging cruel and inhuman treatment. The separated yesterday after nearly five years marriage.
  • 31 Mar 1926 Mrs. Anna Hettinger was granted a divorce decree against Frank Hettinger on a cross-complaint yesterday by Judge Ryan on testimony that the husband had failed to make reasonable provision for her support and had struck and beat her and was otherwise abusive. They parted several days ago for the second time during their six months marriage.
  • 31 Mar 1926 Edna B. Scott filed a petition yesterday in superior court against her former husband, Ralph E. Hobbs, for the modification of an order for the custody of their child. She claims the husband obtained the custody of their 3-year-old child by trickery. They were divorced September 9, 1923.

  • 01 Apr 1926 Mrs. Pansy Bender was awarded a divorce from Preston Bender yesterday by Judge Charles J. Ryan in superior court on testimony that he had failed to make proper provisions for her support and had struck and beat her. They separated December 15 of last year after twenty-one months marriage.
  • 02 Apr 1925 Barbara C. O’Brien filed suit in superior court yesterday asking a divorce from Emmet T. O’Brien. She asks $3,500 alimony. The couple married in 1921 and separated in 1926. The plaintiff charges cruelty.
  • 02 Apr 1925 Daniel Miller, 2519 North Clinton street sued Mrs. Deborah Miller for a divorce, alleging that she constantly nagged and quarreled at him.
  • 02 Apr 1925 Mrs. Ethel K. Sheets, 312 Harrison street, asked a divorce from Charles Sheets, a stage hand. The plaintiff avers that her husband deserted her on several occasions and that he is a habitual drunkard.
  • 03 Apr 1926 Asserting that she was compelled to remain at home while her husband went to visit women friends, Mrs. Mildred M. Price renewed her complaint for a divorce from Murray W. Price, newspaper and magazine dealer, yesterday in superior court, and asked $7,500 alimony. Mrs. Price had previously filed an action for a divorce, but later dismissed it. She adds in her complaint that he called her vile names, cursed and struck her on various occasions. A restraining order to prevent him drawing funds from the bank and to prevent him from molesting her at 2629 Florida drive, where she now resides, is asked. An order for $50 a week support pending trial and $150 attorney’s for fees is also sought.
  • 03 Apr 1926 Mrs. Dale E. Bolyard, 934 Grandview avenue, 16 year-old-wife of Gerald L. Bolyard, 17, brought suit yesterday to have the marriage annulled. The couple married March 18, but because of their ages they were incapable of contracting marriage, the complaint states.
  • 03 Apr 1926 Mrs. Mae Zmudzinski, 1625 Andrews street asks a decree from Joseph Zmudzinski and her maiden name, Mae Feltner, restored, on charges that her husband had failed to provide for her and deserted her.
  • 03 Apr 1926 Charles F. Horstman, 318 West Jefferson street complains against Mrs. Bernice Horstman, charging cruelty and abandonment.
  • 06 Apr 1926 Contending that he has been force to prepare his own breakfast, and citing other instances in which he claims that his wife has neglected her household duties, James Zehender, defendant to a divorce action by Mrs. Ethel Zehender, yesterday filed a cross-complaint in superior court. He also adds that Mrs. Zehender associates with other men naming Clarence Pickett, and permits men and women of “questionable character” to visit their home for immoral purposes.
  • 06 Apr 1926 William Tracey, 225 West Superior street, filed suit for divorce in superior court yesterday against Mrs. Sadie Tracey, charging that she associates with other men and uses intoxicating liquor to excess. They separated last June after three years’ marriage, it is stated.
  • 06 Apr 1926 A divorce complaint filed yesterday by Mrs. Zuleam Crawford against Allison Crawford, charges desertion on February 2, 1924, after less than a year’s marriage.
  • 06 Apr 1926 Mrs. Hazel Kintz, 2227 Westbrook drive, complains against Walter Kintz, alleging failure to provide and cruelty. They were married March 4, 1920, and separated April 5 of last year. She asks the custody of their child.
  • 06 Apr 1926 Mrs. Nettie P. Conine was granted a divorce from Clayton Conine by Judge Charles J. Ryan in superior court yesterday and she given the custody of a minor child and $1,000 alimony. They separated last December after 21 years’ marriage when the defendant abandoned her the wife claimed. She also charged that he had uncleanly habits, was cruel and quarrelsome.
  • 06 Apr 1926 Mrs. Francis C. McMillan divorced James H. McMillan, with wife charging that he had failed to provide for her and had struck her. They had separated four or five times, the last time on July 25, 1923, after three years’ marriage.
  • 07 Apr 1926 Mrs. Adeline Bender, 906 Grandview avenue, yesterday filed suit for a divorce from Leonard Bender, charging failure to provide. The couple married in 1920 and separated in 1924.
  • 07 Apr 1926 Mrs. Georgia Hedrick, of Huntertown filed suit for a divorce from her husband, charging him with cruel and inhuman treatment. The couple were married in October, 1924. 09 Apr 1926 A divorce and $15,000 alimony are asked in a suit filed yesterday in superior court by Mrs. Ida G. Schwarze, 213 West DeWald street, against Christian H. W. Schwarze, book-keeper at the Fort Wayne Rolling mills. They married October 18, 1908, and separated April 6 of this year. The wife also asks the custody of a daughter, 16. Mrs. Schwarze alleges in her complaint that the husband failed to provide adequate support for her and their daughter and denied tham allowances of money for even little luxuries and amusements. He also refused, she contends, to accompany her to church or to places of amusement and greatly embarrassed her on various occasions by telling her in the presence of their daughters friends or relatives that he wished she would leave him.
  • 09 Apr 1926 Mrs. Jessie Bizaillion, 1616 Hayden street, brought suit in superior court yesterday against Charles Bizaillion, alleging he cursed and called her vile names and failed to properly provide for her support.
  • 09 Apr 1926 Judge Charles J. Ryan yesterday granted a motion to reinstate the divorce suit of John McCormick against Mrs. Minnie McCormick, which was dismissed by the plaintiff recently.
  • 09 Apr 1926 The suit of Walter R. Sponseller against Mrs. Wilma H. Sponseller, for divorce was dismissed yesterday in superior court on a motion of the plaintiff.
  • 10 Apr 1926 Complaining that her husband has a violent temper, has grabbed and torn her clothes and broke up furniture in their home, Mrs. Helen Bruner, 713 Broadway, yesterday entered suit for divorce from Charles W. Bruner, plumber and pipe-fitter for the Pennsylvania company. Mrs. Bruner also contends that he is continually quarreling and nagging at her, has failed to properly provide for her and their four children and curses and swears in the presence of the children. She asks that she be given their custody and that the father be rodered to make regular payments to the county clerk for the support of she and the children.
  • 10 Apr 1926 Mrs. Hazel Maley, of Lake township, asks a divorce from Leo Maley and that she be awarded the custody of their 10-months-old daughter, in a suit filed yesterday in superior court. She charges that the husband has failed to properly provide for her and their child. They married in September, 1923, and separated several days ago.
  • 10 Apr 1926 A decree of divorce is asked by Mrs. Aldine Sickmiller, 1441 Huestis avenue, in a suit filed against Howard Sickmiller, whom she married December 12, 1921. No grounds for divorce are outlined in the complaint.
  • 11 Apr 1926 Mrs. Fannie Robinson, 529 Holman street, asks a two-year separation from John W. Robinson, owner of a barber shop at 1215 Lafayette street, in a complaint filed yesterday in superior court in which she charges he refuses to eat meals she prepares and then tells her friends that she would not cook his meals, causing her great humiliation and embarrassment, it is complained. The wife also adds that her husband swore and nagged at her, has failed to properly provide and last September pushed over a chair with such force that she suffered a dislocated knee and was forced to walk with a cane for a month and has never entirely recovered from the injury. They separated several days ago after nearly two years’ marriage.
  • 11 Apr 1926 Mahlon G. Hubbard, 1141 Oakdale drive, filed a suit for divorce yesterday in superior court against Helen Hubbard, whom he married December 25, 1923, charging desertion.
  • 11 Apr 1926 Mrs. Irene A. Martin, 1011 High street, asks a divorce in a new suit filed Yesterday against Charles Martin, alleging that he has failed to provide for her and their child and deserted them last June after two years’ marriage.
  • 11 Apr 1926 Evidence in the divorce suit of Edward J. Allen against Mrs. Theresa S. Allen was heard yesterday in superior court by Judge Charles J. Ryan and the case continued. Mr. Allen testified that the wife cursed and swore at him and was quarrelsome.
  • 14 Apr 1926 Ethel Gombert sued Fred H. Gombert, employee of the Hoosier Grocery store, Anthony boulevard, and Alliger street, for a divorce and $1,000. The plaintiff said that her husband has frequently questioned her chastity. The couple was married 10 years ago and have three children, of whom the mother asks the custody.
  • 14 Apr 1926 Willie Bell Turner asked $1,000 alimony and a divorce from Charles Turner. She charged cruel and inhuman treatment. The marriage took place July 12, 1925, and the separation on February 15, 1926.
  • 14 Apr 1926 Gladys McDevitt, 1325 Rockhill street sued Ross McDevitt for divorce. She alleged that he was quarrelsome and has a bad temper.
  • 14 Apr 1926 Sam Bell, 1806 Oliver street, named Paralee Bell defendant in a suit for divorce. He alleges that his wife told him she did not love him.
  • 14 Apr 1926 Edward J. Allen was granted a divorce from Teresa Allen by Judge Ryan on a cruelty charge.
  • 14 Apr 1926 Evidence was heard on the defendant’s cross-complaint in the divorce case of Fred Oakley against Glenna Oakley, but the decree was help up by the court.
  • 14 Apr 1926 Russell Voiral filed a cross-complaint to the suit of his wife, Pearl Voiral, for divorce.
  • 14 Apr 1926 The support case brought by Etta Schultz against John Schultz for support was dismissed.
  • 15 Apr 1926 A decree of divorce and $2,000 alimony is asked in a complaint filed yesterday in superior court by Mrs. Cora L. Mueller, 457 East Suttenfield street, against John L. Mueller, whom she married 29 years ago. They have two children but both are over the age of 21 years. The wife charges in the complaint that her husband is cold and indifferent toward her, has cursed her and on one occasion struck her.
  • 15 Apr 1926 Mrs. Carrie Cole, 2117 Strathmore avenue, sued Chauncey Cole for divorce yesterday in superior court charging that he has struck and beat her and is continuously nagging and finding fault. She asks the custody of their two children and states they married September 25, 1918, and separated April 10, this year.
  • 15 Apr 1926 Mrs. Effie Charlton, Wayne township, charges Earl Charlton, whom she married January 3, 1923, with failure to provide and desertion in her complaint for a divorce filed yesterday in superior court.
  • 15 Apr 1926 Mrs. Elouise Stauffer, 1210 Oakland street, filed suit for a divorce from John Stauffer, asserting that he has told her he holds his parents first and she second in his estimation. She also contends that he has cursed her and told her to pack her things and get out. She asks that her former name of Elouise Plummer be restored. They separated April 10, this year after more than three years’ marriage.
  • 15 Apr 1926 Jack Pinhas was awarded a decree of divorce by Judge Charles J. Ryan against Mrs. Ceila Pinhas in superior court yesterday on testimony of the husband that they married January 25, 1919, and that his wife abandoned him December 25, 1923, without cause.
  • 16 Apr 1926 Telling the court that he still loves his wife and that he believes there is still love in her heart for him, Everett E. Penn, defendant to a divorce action by Mrs. Velma C. Penn, was given a week to make every effort for reconciliation yesterday by Judge Charles J. Ryan in superior court. If the couple cannot be reconciled at the end of a week, the court promised to take the matter in hand. The couple married October 9, of last year and separated last January 30, when, the wife alleges the husband packed his clothes and left, while the husband states he packed and left at the request of both his wife and mother-in-law. Mrs. Penn also charges that the husband drank intoxicating liquor to excess on their wedding night, was abusive to her and pouts. He has many debts he never told her about and recently a collector came and took her diamond ring, his Christmas gift, she said. A third party, the mother-in-law, is given by the husband as the cause of all the trouble, together with the fact that his wife refuses to move away from her mother and into a home of their own. He denied being abusive and as for pouting, declared that he only confined himself to his room to keep out of arguments with the mother-in-law. As for settling the property rights, the husband declared that he has a stand lamp, Bible and straw hat at the home of the wife’s parents that he believes he is entitled to as his property. Mrs. Penn did not deny that the straw hat belonged to the husband and said since the Bible and stand lamp were gifts of his parents when the married, she would not contest his taking them.
  • 16 Apr 1926 Mike Debeski was granted a decree of divorce from Mrs. Naomi Debeski by Judge Ryan yesterday in superior court, the husband complaining of cruelty and abuse. They separated last January after two years’ marriage.
  • 16 Apr 1926 The divorce actions of Mrs. Hazel Kintz against Walter Kintz and Mrs. Ethel Zehender against James Zehender were dismissed yesterday in superior court on motions of the plaintiffs.
  • 17 Apr 1926 Complaining that her husband insults her about her cooking and the food she prepares for their meals, Mrs. Annabell Papier, 817 Edgewater avenue, yesterday filed suit for a decree of divorce from Joseph Papier. She asks the custody of three children and $8,000 alimony. She adds in her complaint that the husband has falsely accused her of associating with other men and has failed to properly provide for her and their children. They separated in July of last year after 17 years’ marriage.
  • 17 Apr 1926 Mrs. Margaret V. Moore has filed suit for divorce from Whitney H. Moore, whom she married June 13, 1914, and separated from several days ago and whom she charges with non- support.
  • 17 Apr 1926 Mrs. Wava Arnold, 620 Riverside avenue, complains against Howard Arnold, charging that he stays out late at nights, has a violent temper and has struck her. She asks the custody of their child.
  • 17 Apr 1926 Mrs. Adah Knapp, room 59, Bass building, states in her complaint that her husband has “never spoken a decent word to her,” has struck her and threatened to take her life. She asks $1,000 alimony and the custody of two children.
  • 17 Apr 1926 A divorce and the custody of two children is asked by Alfred A. Schulander, West Jefferson street, in a suit against Mrs. Florence Shulander, who he claims left him last August after 18 years’ marriage. She had an ungovernable temper and called him vie names, he adds.
  • 17 Apr 1926 Mrs. Goldie Wiley, 1414 West Main street, brought suit against Orie Wiley, charging he provoked quarrels, calls her vile names, slanders her children by a former marriage and has failed to properly provide for her. They married January 12, 1924, and separated April 15, this year.
  • 18 Apr 1926 Shortly after her husband was fined $1 and costs in city court yesterday morning for assault and battery on her, Mrs. Emma R. Goodin entered suit in superior court for a decree of divorce, the restoration of her former name, Reinhart, and $200 a year for the support of their infant girl. They separated last February after of two years’ marriage and the wife told the court that the husband had stopped her on the transfer corner and began to argue with her. When she attempted to leave him, he grabbed her by the arms and caused a bad stain to one of her shoulders, she stated.
  • 18 Apr 1926 Mrs Louise Brown, 212 East Creighton avenue, filed suit for divorce from Alvin S. Brown yesterday in superior court and asked the custody of their minor child and $1,500 alimony. She asserts in her complaint that Brown has made false accusations against her, struck and beat her and knocked her down and has threatened to take his own life and burn their property. She returned to him after a previous separation on promises of his to do better but he has failed to keep his word, she states. They married January 27, 1917, and separated several days ago the second time.
  • 18 Apr 1926 The divorce suit of Mrs. Goldie Wiley against Orie Wiley was dismissed in superior court yesterday on a motion of the plaintiff.
  • 20 Apr 1926 Everette O. Miller, 1302 Lynn avenue, brought suit for a divorce yesterday in superior court against Mrs. Estella Miller, complaining that she had one or more of her relatives living with them all the time while his relatives were never welcome and he was forced to entertain them elsewhere when they came to visit. Even his aged and widowed mother was deprived of a visit, his wife threatening to leave when she arrived, he charges. He also adds in the complaint that his wife refused to get his meals and associated with women of bad reputation. They separated last March 5, after nearly six years’ marriage.
  • 20 Apr 1926 Mrs. Ella L. Jacobs, 1118 Elmwood drive, asks a divorce from Edward H. Jacobs, the custody of two children and $5,000 alimony in a suit brought yesterday in circuit court. He deserted her on January 15, 1924, after 17 years’ marriage and had failed to make reasonable provision for support for more than two years, she charges.
  • 20 Apr 1926 Mrs. Lillian B. Firestine, 2301 Westbrook drive, filed suit for divorce against Henry R. Firestine, charging he swore at and beat her and told her to pack her clothes and go home to her parents that he no longer cared for her. They were married July 31, 1918 and separated April 18, this year, and she asks the custody of their one child.
  • 20 Apr 1926 Mrs. Elsie Lee, 1303 South Calhoun street charges her husband, Himan Lee with falsely accusing her with associating with other men and failure to provide, in her action for a divorce. They separated several days ago after six years’ marriage.
  • 20 Apr 1926 Mrs. Grace M. Dial was awarded a decree of divorce against Harry E. Dial, Sr., real estate dealer, and she was given custody of their two children by Judge Charles J. Ryan yesterday. The Dials married 33 years ago and the suit for divorce heard yesterday was the third to be brought by the couple, the court denying a decree on the two previous occasions, which were hotly contested. The action yesterday was uncontested by Dial.
  • 20 Apr 1926 Mrs. Mae Mercer obtained a divorce from Ray Mercer on testimony that he had failed to provide for her and deserted her in March, 1923 after 13 years marriage.
  • 20 Apr 1926 Mrs. Mildred M. Price divorced Murray W. Price, whom she separated from in December 1925, after nine months’ marriage, charging that he struck her and was otherwise abusive.
  • 20 Apr 1926 A decree was granted Mrs. Laura M. Robinson against Delbert F. Robinson, on the wife’s evidence that Robinson was convicted of robbery at Warsaw, April 6, 1925, and is now serving time in prison. They married September 23, 1922.
  • 20 Apr 1926 The action for support brought in superior court by Mrs. Iva Bula Todo against John Todo, was dismissed yesterday.
  • 21 Apr 1926 Ira S. Wertman, route 1, Grabill filed suit for a divorce from his wife, Elsie L. Wertman yesterday afternoon in superior court. Wertman charged that his wife is an untidy housekeeper and that she neglected their six children. The couple married in 1909.
  • 21 Apr 1926 Oakley Hart, 1608 Sinclair avenue sued Charles Hart for divorce, saying that he was cruel to her and called her vile names. The marriage took place in 1922.
  • 21 Apr 1926 Esther Eagleye, 430 Old Fort place sued Pathro Eagleye, her Indiana husband for divorce charging that he often flew into a rage and struck her. The couple married October 4, 1924.
  • 21 Apr 1926 Florence M Slayden, 2521 Winch street, asked a divorce from Arthur C. Slayden, alleging that her husband cursed her and struck her. She asks the custody of the children.
  • 21 Apr 1926 Arthur Zittman was granted a divorce from his wife, Margaret Zittman, who is in Germany. Zittman was given the decree when he testified that his wife had refused to come to the United States to live with him.
  • 21 Apr 1926 Anna M. King sue her former husband, Harry Frame for $5,000 on an alimony judgement for that amount which she claims was awarded her in the court of Hancock, O., in 1921. She claims that Frame still owes $2,800 of the judgment with some interest.
  • 22 Apr 1926 A marital tangle that may prove no easy one to straighten was evident yesterday with the entering of a finding by Clyde Reed, special judge in superior court, setting aside a divorce decree awarded Mrs. Grace Bortz-Goodman against Gerald Bortz, an artificial flowermaker of Omaha, Neb., during last December. A few days after Mrs. Botz got the divorce, she married Hubert Goodman, a Fort Wayne man and is now the mother of one child by Botz and the expectant mother of a child by Goodman, according to her testimony. The entry setting aside the divorce decree make the marriage to Goodman null and before he can legally become her husband, she must obtain a divorce from Bortz and remarry Goodman. Mrs. Bortz-Goodman was first married in 1923 at the age of 16. Five months later she was divorce from her first husband and two days after that decree was granted she married Bortz. She was a Fort Wayne girl and after marrying Bortz moved to Omaha. Then they wandered about the country while he conducted flower booths at carnivals and for a short time took up the stage, according to the testimony. They then separated, she coming home to her mother in Fort Wayne, on a visit, she contended, while the husband continued his wanderings. After some 10 months, Bortz came to Fort Wayne and learned that she had been granted a divorce and had remarried. He then employed an attorney and sued to set the decree aside because, he said, she has established her home in Omaha and had no right to get a decree in Indiana until she had lived here two years. Expressing his regret in the complication that arises from the ruling, Mr. Reed stated that he was constrained to rule in favor of Bortz since he believed the wife had lived in Omaha long enough to establish a residence in that city and had not re-established her residence in Indiana when she applied for a decree here.
  • 22 Apr 1926 A disillusioned young wife brought her troubles to court yesterday in the form of a divorce action, relating in detail about the mistreatment she has received at the hands of the mate since their marriage last Thursday. Mrs. Marie Taylor, 1930 Oliver street, is the plaintiff, alleging that David A. Taylor, her husband, has failed to support her and has not provided a home for her as he promised. The third day after they married he came home intoxicated and demanded that she give him her money and household goods and upon her refusal to do so, struck and cursed her and told her to get a divorce, she states. She adds in her lengthy complaint that her husband has a violent temper and flies into fits of rage, striking her and threatening to take her life. They were married last Thursday and separated Monday of this week.
  • 22 Apr 1926 Mrs. Lulu DeVinney, 331 East Pontiac street, brought suit for a divorce from Barton E. DeVinney yesterday in superior court, charging that he dissipates his earning for strong drink, associates with other women and is now living with another woman under improper circumstances. She adds that he has struck and beat her until at times her body has borne black and blue marks. She asks the custody of their one child. They separated several days ago after nearly four years’ marriage.
  • 22 Apr 1926 A complaint for a divorce was filed yesterday in superior court by Mrs. Julia Bearick against Charles Bearick, charging cruel and inhuman treatment. She states they married April 6, 1923, and separated April 19, of this year, and she asks the custody of their two children.
  • 22 Apr 1926 Robert Butz filed a petition in superior court yesterday against Mar. Goldie Willings, his former wife, to modify a court decree giving the custody of their child to the mother. He charges in the complaint that the mother is unfit to care for the child, has not provided a home for the little girl and leaves her in the care of strangers.
  • 24 Apr 1926 Asserting that his wife threw a dishpan of scalding water on him, declaring that she “would scald his eyes out” and that she stayed out late at nights and would answer his queries as to where she had been with a curt, “It’s none of your business,” John Kever yesterday answered a cross-action the allegations of a complaint for divorce brought several days ago in superior court by Mrs. Elizabeth L. Kever. Kever also complains that his wife would refuse to get his meals or wash dishes and often he would do the dishwashing after returning home from work. The mending was also neglected and she would curse him and falsely accuse him with associating with other women, he claims. They married February 14, 1914 and separated last March 20, and have three children of whom he asks the custody.
  • 24 Apr 1926 The divorce suit of Mrs. Barbara C. O’Brien against Emmet T. O’Brien was dismissed on a motion of the plaintiff.
  • 24 Apr 1926 Emil Indreco obtained a divorce from Mrs. Florence Indreco on testimony that the wife stayed away from home for weeks at a time, called him vile names and finally left him. Four children of the couple are in the county children’s home. They married in May, 1910 and separated in September of last year.
  • 24 Apr 1926 Mrs. Frances M. Blackburn was awarded a decree of divorce against Hobert M. Blackburn when she testified that her husband had failed to make proper provision for her support and that she was forced to seek work and support herself. The separated last February after more than three years’ marriage.
  • 24 Apr 1926 Mrs. Ellen Hayes asks a divorce from Burgess Hayes, whom she married in September, 1918 and separated from several days ago, in a complaint filed in superior court yesterday and charging that he has not the proper love, respect and confidence in his wife and three children and that he has not properly provided for them. He has refused to pay grocery bills and the stores have but her off the credit list, she claims. Her husband has also threatened her life, she charges, had made false accusations against her character and told her “he would go get a divorce.”
  • 24 Apr 1926 A decree is asked by Mrs. Ruby Tulis against Edmund Tulis and the restoration of her former name, Ruby Smith, in a new suit filed yesterday in superior court in which she charges that her husband has failed to provide for her for the last two years. They married August, 1919, and separated in September 1920.
  • 25 Apr 1926 Robert Steward brought suit for a divorce in superior court yesterday against Mrs. Margaret I. Stewart, complaining that his wife drove him out of his home, beat him over the head and then had him arrested for assault and battery upon her. He adds that she refused to prepare his meals and would not keep the house in a neat condition. They separated last February after a years’ marriage.
  • 25 Apr 1926 Action for a divorce decree and $2,000 alimony was filed in superior court yesterday by Mrs. Florence Soles, 703 West DeWald street against Thomas Soles, owner of a restaurant at the corner of Calhoun and Chestnut streets, and whom she married March 31, 1914, separating a few days ago. She complains he made false accusations against her, continually nagged and found fault, abused her in the presence of friends and failed to make reasonable provision for her support.
  • 25 Apr 1926 Mrs. Dorothy Hunt was granted a divorce from Emberson Hunt by Judge Ryan in superior court yesterday when she testified that the husband had been the fault of some eight or nine separations. They married once before and were divorced but made up and took a second fling at matrimony, which ended like the first, she stated. Her former name of Dorothy Tutwiler was restored. They separated the last time in August, last year after six years’ marriage.
  • 27 Apr 1926 Edward J. Tombaugh, 1916 Calhoun street asks a decree against Mrs. Dorcas Tombough, alleging she has left him no less than a dozen times, the last time in August 1925, she failed to return. On one occasion she left and took all his money, leaving him without a cent to live on he complains. They married in December, 1912.
  • 27 Apr 1926 Paul Reuter, 514 Wagner street complains against Mrs. Oswald Reuter and asks the custody of three children, charging that the defendant is of a quarrelsome disposition and is continually finding fault. They married in June, 1908 and separated yesterday.
  • 27 Apr 1926 Mrs. Ruth Spangler, 113 West Creighton avenue charges Jay Spangler with having failed to provide for her, making false accusation against her character and cursing and calling her vile names. They married September 4, 1924.
  • 27 Apr 1926 Mrs. Geraldine Jones, 1220 Oak street, asserts that George S. Jones abandoned her in January, 1921 after three years’ marriage and has failed to provide.
  • 27 Apr 1926 Harry E. Wysong, 622 West Creighton avenue complains against Mrs. Agnes C. Wysong, charging that she has falsely accused him of associating with other women and that she refuses to turn over property of his which she has in custody. They married November 24, 1923 and separated yesterday.
  • 27 Apr 1926 The suit for divorce of Mrs. Dorothy Watson against Seth Watson was dismissed in superior court on a motion of the plaintiff.
  • 27 Apr 1926 The modification of a decree in the suit of Eli Walter against Mrs. Edna J. Hodwich, his former wife, for the custody of their 9-year-old daughter was denied by Judge Ryan. The child was placed in the custody of Mrs. James B. Parks, Upper Sandusky, O., when the divorce was granted and the court refused to take the child from her. Both are remarried and contested the awarding of the custody of the child to the other.
  • 28 Apr 1926 Mrs. Anna Dumford, 509 East Berry street says her husband, Frank Dumford would not go places with her or take her to places of amusement and would stay out late at nights, leaving she and their child at home by themselves. She asks the custody of the child and states they separated several days ago after 25 years’ marriage.
  • 28 Apr 1926 Mrs. Helen Lieber, 907 Nuttman avenue, says Ray Lieber continuously refused to accompany her anywhere and ordered her from their home. She asks that her former name of Helen Blosser be restored. They separated several days ago after but six months’ marriage.
  • 28 Apr 1926 Mrs. Mildred Burdick, 1327 South Anthony boulevard, asks a decree against Orman Burdick and the custody of their one child, alleging that her husband, whom she parted from several days ago after a marriage of three years, would knock her about the room, make false accusations against her and had failed to properly provide for she and their child.
  • 28 Apr 1926 Mrs. Agnes M. Stults, 1116 Huffman street filed suit against Edward M. Stults charging failure to support.
  • 28 Apr 1926 Mrs. Pauline Miller, 727 Taylor street has filed a suit for divorce from Ray Miller charging failure to provide.
  • 28 Apr 1926 Mrs. Anna Adams, 408 East Rudisill boulevard charges Charles T. Adams with failure to support. She is asking for $500 alimony.
  • 28 Apr 1926 Mrs. Ida Crouch asks a divorce from Frank L. Crouch charging incompatibility. They married in June, 1923 and separated several days ago.
  • 28 Apr 1926 A decree of divorce was granted John McCormick against Mrs. Minnie McCormick by Judge Charles J. Ryan in superior court yesterday on testimony that the wife would refuse to speak to him for weeks at a time and would continually interfere with him in the operation of a grocery store. She would accuse female help of intimate associations with him, he declared. They separated in April of last year after 30 years’ marriage.
  • 29 Apr 1926 Declaring that his wife would refuse to speak to him for months at a time, that she was cold and indifferent toward him and that she would also refuse to prepare his meals, Walter Aehnelt was granted a divorce yesterday in superior court from Mrs. Loretta Aehnelt on a cross-complaint to the action filed by the wife. They married June 19, 1925 it was stated.
  • 29 Apr 1926 Mrs. Velma C. Penn was awarded a decree of divorce against Everett E. Penn and her former name of Velma C. Pelkey restored by Judge Charles J. Ryan in superior court yesterday. She states that her husband deserted her last January after three months’ marriage.
  • 29 Apr 1926 The divorce suit of Emberson Hunt against Mrs. Dorothy Hunt was dismissed yesterday in superior court on a motion of the plaintiff.
  • 29 Apr 1926 Mrs. Alwaidda Plummer, 2403 East Brookview filed suit for divorce in superior court complaining that Jacob E. Plummer, whom she separated from several days ago after more than 31 years marriage, has failed to provide, is addicted to strong drink and has made false accusations against her. She asks the custody of their minor child.
  • 29 Apr 1926 Mrs. Alice E. Abel, rural route No. 12, charges in her divorce complaint that Charles R. Abel has struck and beat her, threatened to shoot her and stays out late at night, gambling and drinking. She asks the custody of their two children and says they separated April 26 after more than six years’ marriage.
  • 29 Apr 1926 William R. Anderson, janitor at the Irene Byron sanatorium, asks a divorce from Mrs. Ruby M. Anderson, alleging that she abandoned him in September, 1921, after two years’ marriage.
  • 30 Apr 1926 Grace Bortz Gutmann filed a suit yesterday in superior court to have her marriage to Hubert Gutmann annulled. The couple was married December 23, 1925. Special Judge Clyde Reed, in superior court recently set aside the divorce decree which has been granted to Mrs. Gutmann from her former husband, Bortz. This left the woman with two husbands. Mr. and Mrs. Gutman claim that they entered the marriage in good faith. It is understood that the suit is a friendly one and that the couple plans to remarry, if Mrs. Gutmann is able to secure a divorce from Bortz.
  • 30 Apr 1926 Cora L. Mueller, 457 East Suttenfield, filed suit for a two-year separation from bed and board from John A. Mueller. The couple was married in 1898. The plaintiff alleges that her husband shows no affection for her. The plaintiff has dismissed her suit for an absolute divorce.
  • 30 Apr 1926 Hazel Fries filed suit against Charles Fries to have a court decree modified so that she may have custody of their children, which was awarded to Fries when a divorce was granted. The plaintiff says that she will be able to provide a good home for the child.
  • 30 Apr 1926 Mrs. Katherine Strebig, 933 Burgess street filed suit for a divorce from Joseph Strebig, alleging that he failed to support her.

  • 01 May 1926 Complaining that his wife has nagged and cursed him, Mandes Klingenberger, 603 West Jefferson street yesterday brought suit in the superior court against Mrs. Altina Klingenberger for a decree of divorce. He adds that his wife has an ungovernable temper, has refused to perform her household duties and finally refused to live with him. They married in June, 1923, separating several days ago.
  • 01 May 1926 Mrs. Esther S. Shannon, 2325 Minor street, adds in an amended complaint to her suit for a divorce against Robert L. Shannon that he has pouting spells, refuses to talk to her for as long as a week at a time and frequently gets violently angry. The amended complaint was added yesterday to her action in the superior court.
  • 02 May 1926 Mrs. Madalane Working was granted a decree of divorce against Albert Working and her former name Madalane Smith restored yesterday in superior court by Judge Ryan. The decree was granted on a cross-complaint and in which the wife alleged that her husband has failed to provide for her, made false accusations against her fidelity and has struck and beat her. They separated last September after nearly seven years’ marriage.
  • 02 May 1926 Dewey Roberts, 521 State boulevard, filed a cross-action to the divorce complaint of Mrs. Opal Roberts in superior court yesterday, naming Robert E. Nash as a co-respondent and alleging that his wife and Nash have been guilty of engaging in immoral associations. His wife has also refused to accompany him to places of amusement, he contends.
  • 02 May 1926 A cross-complaint was filed in superior court yesterday by James Wolfe in the suit for divorce of Mrs. Maude Wolfe.
  • 04 May 1926 Mrs. Addie Towles was granted a divorce from William Towles in superior court yesterday by Judge Charles J. Ryan when she told the court that her husband had deserted her in April of last year after 10 years’ marriage in his search for a “younger woman.”
  • 04 May 1926 Mrs. Melinda Fronfield was given a divorce from William C. Fronfield and her former name, Zimmerman, was restored on testimony that her husband had failed to provide for her and deserted her in 1924, after 10 years’ marriage.
  • 04 May 1926 Dewey Roberts was granted a divorce from Mrs. Opal Roberts on a cross-complaint in which he claimed his wife would refuse to talk with him, slapped him and associated with other men.
  • 04 May 1926 Mrs. Maude Wolf declared that her husband, James Wolf, had failed to provide for her, had choked her and that they had separated four times before, upon which testimony she was given a decree.
  • 04 May 1926 Parker A. Motter was awarded a divorce from Mrs. Mona I. Motter upon the husband’s complaint that she would not get his meals, had made false accusations against him and would not live with him. They separated last year after a married life of 18 years.
  • 04 May 1926 Joseph Strebig yesterday filed a cross-complaint to an action for divorce of Mrs. Katherine Strebig, alleging that his wife associated with other men, frequented dance halls and stayed out late at night.
  • 04 May 1926 The divorce suit of Mrs. Lula DeVinney against Barton E. DeVinney was dismissed in superior court yesterday upon a motion of the plaintiff.
  • 04 May 1926 Jay C. Spangler filed a plea in abatement to the divorce suit of Mrs. Ruth Spangler, alleging that the wife is not a resident of this county and state but of Fulton county, O.
  • 04 May 1926 Mrs. Pauline Lieske has filed suit for divorce against Leo L. Lieske alleging that the husband has an ungovernable temper and is continually nagging and finding fault. They were married in September, 1920, and separated several days ago. She asks the custody of their one child.
  • 04 May 1926 Mrs. Dorothy Hasson, 2827 South Monroe street complains against Lambert Hasson, whom she separated from last month after a marriage of one year, asserting that he has failed to provide for her and will not leave his mother. He has told her that his mother came first in everything and living in the same house with her has become unbearable and unendurable, she complains.
  • 05 May 1926 Mrs. Eva R. Schetzer, 1703 Tilden avenue, asks a decree of divorce and $5,000 alimony in a suit filed yesterday afternoon in the superior court against Arthur Schetzer. The husband is guilty of infidelity, is a habitual drunkard, makes false accusation against her and quarrels and nags with her, she claims. They separated several days ago after nearly 10 years’ marriage.
  • 05 May 1926 Olen B. Swafford, 807 Florence avenue, complains his wife, Crescens G. Swafford, spends his money and her time on flimsy and frivolous social adventures in his complaint for divorce filed yesterday. She also refuses to cook his meals or perform other marital duties and curses him in the presence of his friends, he charges. They separated March 21 of this year after little more than a year’s marriage.
  • 05 May 1926 A decree of divorce is asked by Mrs. Blanche Patterson, 120 West Superior street, against Walter Patterson, she complaining that the husband immediately after their marriage started accusing her of immoral conduct and would fly into a rage and strike and beat her.
  • 05 May 1926 Mrs. Frances Schultz, 2817 Barr street, seeks a one year limited separation from Walter J. Schultz, whom she claims becomes intoxicated and curses and swears at her. She asks the custody of their one child during the separation.
  • 06 May 1926 Asserting that recently when he left his house, his wife told him he need never return and if he did she would not let him in. Albert H. Lochner, 1901 Sherman street yesterday filed suit in the superior court for a divorce from Mrs. Ida S. Lochner. The wife told him to get a divorce, he adds. They separated last month after eight years’ marriage.
  • 06 May 1926 Mrs. Joy Herendeen, 905 East Wayne street, complains in her action for a divorce that her husband has struck and beaten her at times until she would be under a doctor’s care for some time. He would also curse and call her vile and indecent names, she complains. They separated several days ago after living together three years.
  • 06 May 1926 Mrs. Edith Driver, 2827 Monroe street asks a divorce from Clyde Driver and the restoration of her former name, Rex, in her suit for a divorce charging failure to provide, that her husband has falsely accused her of infidelity and that he has a violent temper and has cursed and swore at her and beat and struck her. The complaint states they separated last January after less than a years’ marriage.
  • 07 May 1926 Henry L. and Sophie Schafer ended their 30 years of married life in the divorce court yesterday. The husband was granted a divorce when he testified that his wife had been cruel to him and quarrelsome. He testified that they had separated four or five times because of their inability to get along together in peace.
  • 07 May 1926 Vera Belle Dooley was granted a divorce from Bernard V. Dooley, alleging that he failed to provide from her. The case was tried in superior court.
  • 07 May 1926 Gladys Cook, 1323 East Lewis street, filed suit for a limited divorce from Maurice Cook, alleging that her husband boasted of his associations with other women.
  • 07 May 1926 Leona Lyman, 1339 Horace street sued Edward Lyman for divorce, charging infidelity yesterday in superior court.
  • 07 May 1926 Albert H. Lochner, 1901 Sherman street sued Mrs. Ida Lochner for divorce. He charged that his wife had ordered him to stay away from their home.
  • 07 May 1926 James Miller filed a cross-complaint for divorce from Gladys Miller, alleging that the false accusation made against him by his wife made life unbearable.
  • 07 May 1926 Clyde Driver filed a cross-complaint for divorce from Edith Driver. Driver said that while he worked at night his wife spent her time with other men.
  • 07 May 1926 The following divorce suits were dismissed in superior court: Nora Place against Arthur D. Place; Marie Worman against Alfred Worman; Harry Dewitt against Fern Dewitt.
  • 08 May 1926 That a husband tried to slip one over on the wife is evident in a petition filed in superior court yesterday by Mrs. Annie E. Schmerl, New York city, in which she asks that a divorce decree awarded Herman Schmerl last March 19, be set-aside. The case promises to develop some complications as, it is understood the husband has since remarried. Mrs. Schmerl states in her petition that she and her husband married February 12, 1899, and that the last eight years, because of his business, Mr. Schmerl has made his headquarters in Fort Wayne, but had never severed relations with her and their martial relations were always most congenial as far as she knew. He had often visited her in New York and she had come here, or wherever he might be on business, and he had always given her money to provide a home, she states. He then on last January 5 made application for a divorce, alleging that his wife would not live with him and that her present home was in New York city, the street address he did not know, and that they had separated eight years ago. He was then awarded a divorce after notice had been given in a newspaper. The wife says, however, he did know her street address, and in fact sent her money, and on the Easter Sunday after the divorce has been granted March 19, she received flowers and money from him. Her allowance from him was also received on April 22, and last May 4, but when she went to Chicago several days ago to meet him, as was customary on some of his visits to that city, the husband gave her the first notice of the fact that he had obtained a divorce from her, she states. She asks that the case be reopened and that she be given a chance to contest the awarding of the decree by presenting her side of the matter. A hearing on setting the decree aside will probably be set by the court for within the next few days.
  • 08 May 1926 Mrs. Elsie M. Rinker, Pleasant township, filed suit for a divorce from Emery A. Rinker in the superior court yesterday, charging that he has failed to provide for her and that she was force to live with her parents to obtain the necessities of life. He would often stay away all night and would not explain his whereabouts, she complains. She asks the custody of their infant child. They were married June 27, 1925.
  • 08 May 1926 Mrs. Agnes C. Wysong yesterday filed a cross-action to the divorce complaint of her husband, Harry C. Wysong, asking that she be awarded the divorce decree and allowed $3,000 alimony. She charged that he has failed to make proper provision for her support, nags, had struck and beat her and would not provide medical attention for her.
  • 08 May 1926 Ten actions for divorces were dismissed in superior court yesterday, as follows: Louis Hirchik against Mrs. Georgia Hirchik, Mrs. Carrie Marquardt against George Marquardt, Mrs. Neva Merkel against Donald E. Merkel, Mrs. Catherine Abagey against Fred Abagey, Mrs. Emma Weldner against Nicholas Weldner, Mrs. Myrtle Watts against Samuel Watts, Mrs. Pearl Heater against Joseph Heater, Mrs. Jennie Hutchinson against Wilbur Hutchinson, Mrs. Isabelle Lee against Henry Lee, and Mrs. Thelma Whitten against John F. Whitten.
  • 09 May 1926 LeRoy Weaver, 2031 Electric street, filed suit for a divorce from Mrs. Violet Weaver, yesterday alleging that they were married December 18, 1925 and that they parted within a week. Soon after the marriage the couple went to Chicago to visit some of the relatives of Mrs. Weaver. Weaver returned to Fort Wayne alone. A few days later, he says, he received a letter from his bride telling him that she no longer like him and that she intended to be free.
  • 11 May 1926 Mrs. Flossie Hammer, 1224 Clayton avenue, adds in her suit against Lee F. Hammer, that she was forced to seek employment, that her husband was continually nagging, and finding fault and that he falsely accused her of infidelity. She asks also that her former name of Flossie Sharp be restored. They separated several days ago after less than two years’ marriage.
  • 11 May 1926 Mrs. Hattie Gholston, 318 Wallace street, asks a divorce from Joseph Gholston, asserting that besides failure to provide he is guilty of squandering his earnings by gambling. She asks that her former name of Hattie Ramsey be restored and states in the complaint that they married in October, 1924, and separated several days ago.
  • 11 May 1926 A divorce decree was awarded Mrs. Lillian Richard against William Richard and she given the custody of their 6-year-old daughter on charges of failure to provide and that he had made false accusations against her fidelity. They separated in October 1924, after nine years’ marriage.
  • 11 May 1926 Desertion was charged by Mrs. Caroline Schwier against William Schwier and she awarded a divorce. They married in 1885 and separated in 1907.
  • 11 May 1926 Mrs. Edith Sleeseman obtained a divorce from Merle Sleeseman on charges of non-support, cruelty and that she was forced to seek employment to provide for herself the common necessities of life. They married in January, 1918 separating in September, 1924.
  • 12 May 1926 That his wife devotes her time to riding around in an automobile with another woman and neglects her children and household duties is alleged by Fred H. W. Gombert in a cross-action to a divorce filed by Mrs. Ethel Gombert in the superior court. He adds that she also attends dance halls and theaters at night rather than attend to her marital duties. He asks that he be granted a decree of divorce and the custody of their three children.
  • 12 May 1926 Mrs. Cora Taylor obtained a divorce decree against Harry L. Taylor in the superior court yesterday on testimony that her husband has failed to provide for her, has called her vile names, struck her and was otherwise abusive. They separated last January after less that two years marriage.
  • 12 May 1926 The divorce action of Paul Pinther against Mrs. Clara Pinther was dismissed on a motion of the plaintiff.
  • 12 May 1926 Peter A. Kirchner, 2008 Warsaw street, filed suit for divorce against Mrs. Elizabeth Kirchner, charging that she was refused for 17 years to get his meals, called him vile name, often alluding to him as a “fool,” and had tried to make out that he is of unsound mind. She has also tried to prejudice their four children, all of which are now over 21 years of age, against him and was continually nagging and finding fault, he alleges. They married in 1888 and although they lived in the same house until last November, thay have not shared the relation of man and wife since in 1909, the complaint states.
  • 12 May 1926 Mrs. Nancy M. Flowers, St. Joe township, asks a divorce from Frank Flowers, alleging that he has failed to provide, becomes intoxicated and abuses her, has called her vile names and threatened to kill her. She asks that her former name of Alspaugh be restored and states thay separated a few days ago after less than 10 months marriage.
  • 12 May 1926 Mrs. Rhelta Yoder, 323 East Jefferson street, asserts Ernest E. Yoder has failed to provide and constantly nags at her in her complaint for a divorce. They lived together a little over one year, separating last April.
  • 13 May 1926 The love of Ethel Marion for Frank Marino, 605 Lasselle street, was short-lived, according to the complaint for divorce filed in superior court yesterday by the husband. Marino alleges that he and his wife were married March 24, 1926, and that they separated on April 16, 1926, when she went to live with a man named Johnson. The plaintiff says that Mrs. Marion failed to show any affection for him and he believes that she will never return to him.
  • 13 May 1926 Gertrude Claymiller, 322 East Pontiac street, complains that her husband, Henry Claymiller, 322 East Pontiac street, worked only about one-half of the time and that he spent his money for intoxicating liquor. She asks a divorce.
  • 13 May 1926 Martha Sutter, 316 East Lexington avenue, filed suit for a divorce in which she alleges that her husband, Paul Sutter, failed to support her properly. The couple married Dec. 6, 1924, and separated May 9, 1926.
  • 13 May 1926 Charging cruel and inhuman treatment and failure to provide, Pearl Evans filed suit for a divorce from George Evans. The plaintiff asks the custody of two children. The marriage took place in 1919 and the separation a short time ago.
  • 13 May 1926 Stenfania Niewlandt, Route 1, Spencerville, filed suit for a divorce from Alphonse Niewlandt, and asked alimony in the amount of $10,000. They were married 26 years ago and have six children. The plaintiff alleges that her husband drinks too much and is cruel to her.
  • 14 May 1926 The divorce decree awarded Walter Aehnelt last month against Mrs. Loretta Aehnelt and later set aside when the wife came to court and insisted that had been some mistake and that she wanted to contest the awarding of the decree, was given to her yesterday in superior court by Judge Charles J. Ryan. The husband obtained the decree April 28, on testimony that his wife refused to talk to him and stayed out late at nights. She then came to court and had the decree set aside last Saturday and today was awarded the divorce on testimony that her husband has failed to provide for her and is a habitual drunkard. They married May 12, 1908 and separated last June 18.
  • 14 May 1926 Mrs. Beryle Thorpe, St. Marys avenue, filed suit for a decree of divorce in superior court yesterday from Verle Thorpe, alleging that he associates with other women, repeatedly stays away from home all night, has falsely accused her of infidelity, curses her and has failed to provide. She asks the custody of their three children. The complaint states they married April 24, 1924, separating yesterday.
  • 15 May 1926 A decree of divorce and $26,000 alimony as well as an additional $150 a month for the support of their son is asked in a suit filed yesterday on superior court by Mrs. Nora Duncan, 1421 Oakdale drive, against Leo Duncan, an electrical engineer at the local plant of the General Electric company. They married in December, 1917, and separated last August, it is stated. Mr. Duncan keeps her in almost constant fear by threats to kill her and frequently went through motions of drawing a gun from his pocket for that purpose, she alleges. She adds that he has failed to properly provide for her and their son. In her claim for alimony she sets out that he owns real state and stock in the G. E. Company and that she had helped him to accumulate his property. A restraining order barring him from disposing of any assets pending trial was granted.
  • 15 May 1926 Harley Peck, 315 East Jefferson street, filed suit for a divorce from Mrs. Catherine Peck in the superior court yesterday, asserting that she has cursed him and would often refuse to let him in their home, locking the doors and keeping his away for days at a time. He asks that his father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Peck, with whom their two children are now living, be given their custody. They separated several days ago after nearly eight years’ marriage.
  • 15 May 1926 A decree of divorce was granted Mrs. Audrey Blanche Jenkins against Claude Clarence Jenkins and her former name of Hutchens restored by Judge Ryan yesterday. She complained that her husband is a habitual drunkard, has failed to provide for her and deserted her last February after less than four years marriage.
  • 15 May 1926 The divorce action of Mrs. Ermin Thomas against Cleo Thomas was dismissed in superior court yesterday on a motion of the plaintiff.
  • 16 May 1926 It made Earl Boxell, 1440 Swinney avenue, “about half mad” when his wife, Nola Boxell, ran away with another man. When she returned and carried away the furniture, 75 jars of fruit and vegetables, some pork shoulder and other provisions, that was too much. Yesterday Boxell filed for a divorce from his wife. He made all the charges mentioned above. The couple was married in 1920 and separated in 1925.
  • 16 May 1926 Edward B. Flavian filed suit for a divorce from Oakel Flavian. No special cause for asking the decree was given. The Flavians were married in 1918.
  • 16 May 1926 Ellen Connelly filed suit for a divorce from David Connelly and asked $1,000 alimony. She charges that her husband swore and quarreled at her and failed to properly provide for her. The marriage took place in 1924 and the separation recently.
  • 16 May 1926 Bertha Tyler, 722 West Washington street, sued Fred Tyler for divorce, alleging that he was cruel to her and that she was forced to run a rooming house in order to help support herself.
  • 16 May 1926 Tine Loomis was granted a divorce from Benjamin F. Loomis. She testified that he made false representations to her about his former marriage. The couple lived together only 10 days.
  • 16 May 1926 Raymond Wade was divorced from Emily A. Wade, and was given custody of their children. He said his wife deserted him without cause.
  • 16 May 1926 Fannie Williams filed a cross-complaint for divorce from John Williams. She alleged that her husband whipped her and permitted their young son to smoke cigarets and drink whiskey.
  • 18 May 1926 Mrs. Louise Mary Arnold, wife of Walter E. Arnold,a former deputy sheriff who is now serving a sentence of from 2 to 14 years in the state reformatory for the burglary of the former Ku Klux Klan headquarters on Broadway, was granted a decree of divorce yesterday in the superior court by Judge Charles J. Ryan and her former name of Dobberkan restored. She charged in her petition that she and Arnold had married in June of last year, When Arnold was taken to prison, and asserted that he had failed to provide and that she had been force to seek employment among strangers to provide the common necessities of life.
  • 18 May 1926 Mrs. Matilda F. Ort obtained a decree against Howard B. Ort, alimony of $50 and her former name of Koble was restored. They married December 5, of last year, and lived together but one day, the husband deserting her, she states.
  • 18 May 1926 Mrs. Minnie R. Turnbull divorced William A. Turnbull on charges of associations with other women, after a marriage of over 28 years. They separated last March 1.
  • 18 May 1926 A divorce was granted Mrs. Clara B. Golden against John C. Golden, the wife complaining of failure to provide, separating last October.
  • 18 May 1926 Mrs. Bessie E. Caley complains against Elbridge A. Caley, asking $1,500 alimony and the custody of their four children. The husband has a violent temper and has told her that she is no good and to take her clothes and get out, she asserts. He has also refused to let her visit her parents, it is charged.
  • 18 May 1926 Mrs. Rosilla Zimmerman, 2718 Reynolds avenue, complains that Earl B. Zimmerman has cursed and struck her, threatened to take her life and associates with other women. She asks that the custody of their two children be awarded her.
  • 18 May 1926 Mrs. Helen Garrett, 312 West Jefferson street, charges Riley Garrett with being guilty of adultery in her suit for divorce. She seeks the custody of their one child.
  • 18 May 1926 Eleven actions for divorce were dismissed by Judge Ryan yesterday: Mrs. Norna Wagner against Earl Wagner; Mrs Gladys Snyder against Clifford Snyder; Mrs. Charlotte Smith against James E. Smith; Thomas W. Hirschbiel against Mrs. Florence Hirschbiel; Mrs. Bertha Polk against William Polk; Mrs. Emma Davis against Moten Davis; Ambrose Emrick against Mrs. Cora Emrick; Mrs. Rulle Lannen against James Lannen; Mrs. Frances Doyle against Donald Doyle; Mrs. Kathryn Curry against Charles Curry, and Clary Wilder against James Wilder.
  • 19 May 1926 William D. Voight was granted a divorce from May Voight by Judge Charles J. Ryan yesterday afternoon in superior court. Voight told the court that his wife had been guilty of bigamy.
  • 19 May 1926 Amelia Roberts was granted a divorce from Frank J. Roberts, on charges of cruelty and desertion.
  • 20 May 1926 Asserting that his wife has told him to get a divorce as she no longer cared for him and would not keep house for him, Forest C. Roop, of the Hoagland apartments, yesterday entered suit in the superior court against Mrs. Arminda K. Roop, seeking a decree. They separated several days ago after more than eight years’ marriage.
  • 20 May 1926 Mrs. Violet M. Myers, 1012 Herman street, asks a divorce from Wayne H. Myers in a new suit filed yesterday, charging that he has falsely accused her of infidelity, struck and beat her and told her she was “no good.” She adds that he never has provided a home for her in over two years marriage and would swear and call her vile name in the presence of friends, much to her humillation.
  • 20 May 1926 A decree of divorce was granted Mrs. Amelia Watts against Guy M. Watts by Judge Charles J. Ryan yesterday in superior court on charges of cruelty, told her to leave their home and has struck her. She was given the custody of their three children. They separated last year after nine years’ marriage.
  • 21 May 1926 Frank Zerby, 3218 Maumee avenue, filed a suit for divorce against Mrs. Cora Zerby yesterday in superior court, alleging that she has a violent temper, would nag and quarrel with him and abandoned him last April 26 after 10 years’ marriage.
  • 21 May 1926 Mrs. Chloe Gremore brought suit in superior court yesterday against Frank M. Gremore, for support, asking an allowance of $20 a week.
  • 21 May 1926 A decree of divorce was granted yesterday by Judge Charles J. Ryan to Mrs. Iva Clark against Clarence J. Clark, alleging that the husband cursed and quarreled with her and told her on one occasion to leave their home. She was given the custody of their child.
  • 21 May 1926 Mrs. Elizabeth Delaney divorced Andrew Delaney on charges that he abandoned her in July, 1921, after two years’ marriage.
  • 21 May 1926 A divorce was granted Mrs. Beatrice M. Maxwell against Lloyd R. Maxwell, on complaint of the wife that her husband associates with other women. Her former name, Birely, was restored.
  • 21 May 1926 Eighteen suits for divorce were dismissed in superior court yesterday as follows: Mrs. Jennie Koons against Allen Koons; Howard M. Hobbs against Mrs. Muriel J. Hobbs; Homer E. Campbell against Mrs. Clara Campbell; Mrs. Violet Miller against Calvin Raymond Miller; Benjamin F. Howkins against Mrs. Agnes Hawkins; Mrs. Annie Elizabeth Bush against William Bush; Clarence M. Osterman against Mrs. Vesta Osterman; Mrs. Pansy Sweeney against Cecil Sweeney; Mrs. Emma M. Smith against Harley L. Smith; Mrs. Helen Woolums against Virgil Woolums; Mrs. Edith Wise against Everett Wise; Mrs. Nora Bucher against Joseph Bucher; Mrs. Imogene White against Howard White; Mrs. Mabel Equals against Thomas Equals; Clarent Debolt against Mrs. Leota Debolt; Mrs. May Unger against John Under, and Mrs. Anna O’Brien against Charles O’Brien.
  • 21 May 1926 An annulment decree was granted by Judge Ryan in a suit of Russell J. Jordan against Mrs. Dorothy Jordan in superior court yesterday.
  • 22 May 1926 A decree of divorce was granted Edward Spillner, a plumber, against Mrs. Jennie Spillner by Judge Charles J. Ryan yesterday in superior court on testimony that his wife had tired of living with him and returned to her former home in Poland, refusing to come back and resume married life. She was also unusually quarrelsome, he stated. They married in October, 1925.
  • 22 May 1926 Three suits for divorce were dismissed in superior court yesterday for lack of prosecution. They were: Mrs. Flossie I. Putt against Ray A. Putt; Mrs. Eleanor Moton against John Moton, and Vern Hill against Mrs. Myrtle Hill.
  • 23 May 1926 Mrs. Esther S. Shannon in her action against Robert L. Shannon alleged that her husband left her without cause. She also complained her mate was cruel and would not come back to live with her. They separated last February after little more than a years’ marriage.
  • 23 May 1926 Mrs. Emma Johnson alleged abandonment, that her husband James E. Johnson would stay out nights and leave her at home by herself and that he failed to provide for her. They lived together a little over one year, separating February 15, 1925.
  • 23 May 1926 Abandonment was the allegation of Mrs. Winifred Munson against LaVern Munson, and on which the decree was awarded. He abandoned her in July, 1923, after two years’ marriage.
  • 23 May 1926 Mrs. Fay Poinsette, 921 Maumee avenue, filed a suit for divorce against Aloysius Poinsette, proprietor of a restaurant and soft drink parlor at 1016 Maumee avenue, in superior court yesterday. She also asks the custody of their minor child, alleging that he has struck and beat her and called her vile names. A restraining order was granted keeping him for disposing of his property or drawing funds from the bank pending trial in order that he might not defeat an attempt to get support money and alimony.
  • 25 May 1926 Asserting that his wife is of a jealous disposition, has made false accusations against him and is guilty of having associated with another man, an old sweetheart of hers, Jess D. Klopfenstein, well-known dinger, yesterday answered in a cross-complaint the allegations of Mrs. Bessie Klopfenstein made several weeks ago in an action of a 10-year limited separation and $125 a month support money. Mrs. Klopfenstein has on numerous occasions been out in company with other men and has told him that her former sweetheart admires and cares for her and constantly brought to his attention the fact that she could at any time go to him, he states. That he has become infatuated with a Miss Estella Richardson, musician and singer, of Huntington, as is charged in her complaint, is denied in his cross-action, and he alleges that his wife is jealous of his success in his musical career and would threaten him with using her influence to ruin him in the estimate of the community. He also charges in the compliant that his wife would feign attacks of physical trouble and threaten violence to herself and their son in order to harass and distress him and that by her taunting and annoying remarks to him would endeavor to put him in such a mental and physical condition that it would interfere with his ability to carry on his musical work. He adds that she would for long periods of time refuse to talk to him. He asks an absolute divorce and the custody of their son, 3 years of age.
  • 25 May 1926 Mrs. Minnie S. Shields, 3939 South Harrison street, asks a decree against De. Romie B. Shields, local dentist, charging that he is “wholly incompatible with her.”
  • 25 May 1926 Mrs. Ethel L. Snodgrass, West Washington boulevard, complains against Merle I. Snodgrass and asks the restoration of her former name, Dove. He has struck and beat her, called her vile names, falsely accused her of infidelity and would come home drunk and abuse her, she charges.
  • 25 May 1926 A decree of divorce and $2,000 alimony is asked by Mrs. Dora Smith in a suit against Winfred Paul Smith, on charges that he has failed to provide, quarrels with her and has struck and beat her until she would need medical attention. She asks also that she be granted the custody of their two minor children.
  • 25 May 1926 Evidence in the divorce suit of Johnnie W. Williams against Mrs. Fannie E. Williams was heard yesterday by Judge Charles J. Ryan, the court taking the case under advisement.
  • 25 May 1926 The divorce suit of Mrs. Bessie E. Caley against Elbridge A. Caley was dismissed.
  • 26 May 1926 Arthur Bowen was granted a divorce from Helen Bowen by Judge Charles J. Ryan in superior court. The case was continued as to the custody of the minor child. The plaintiff charged cruelty.
  • 26 May 1926 Marie Steele, 3026 LeRoy avenue, filed suit for a divorce from Forest M. Steele, alleging that he called her vile names and falsely charged her with immorality.
  • 26 May 1926 Erma E. Thomas, 3922 Buell drive, sued Cleo Thomas for divorce, charging that he frequently got drunk and that he assaulted her.
  • 26 May 1926 A continuance was granted in the divorce case of Myrtle May Ritenour against Adam Ritenour.
  • 27 May 1926 Asserting that she and her husband are so dissimilar in temperament that living together longer is unbearable, Mrs. Violet K. Orr, 1805 Lantz avenue, yesterday filed suit in the superior court for a decree of divorce from Robert Orr. They Married February 11, 1922; separating last April 15, and have one child, of which she asks the custody.
  • 27 May 1926 Ruth McHenry, 1318 South Anthony boulevard, complains against Raymond McHenry in a suit for divorce, alleging that he has knocked her down, rudely kicked her and grabbed the throat, threatening to choke her. She asks the custody of two children. They separated several days ago after nearly six years’ marriage.
  • 27 May 1926 Mrs. Bessie Klopfenstein added a second paragraph to her complaint for a divorce from Jess D. Klopfenstein in superior court yesterday, denying allegation made by him in a cross-complaint and making other charges to show that he is not a proper person to have the custody of their child.
  • 27 May 1926 A decree of divorce was denied Everett A. King in his suit for a divorce from Mrs. Frances Jeane King, and the wife was denied a limited separation, as prayed for in her cross-complaint.
  • 28 May 1926 Charging that her husband on one occasion grabbed and choked her and hit her with his fist with the declaration that he would “muss her up” and has declared that he would disfigure her so she would not be fit to look at, Mrs. Marguerlte Rupert yesterday filed suit in the superior court against Vernon Rupert, after a marriage of little more than three months. He has never given her any money for her personal use or bought her clothes or other necessities since their marriage, she states, and when on May 19 she quit work, the husband told her he would be a meal ticket for no woman and that she should work and support herself, Mrs. Rupert declares. They separated May 27, and the wife asks in the complaint that she be allowed a reasonable alimony and that her former name be restored.
  • 28 May 1926 Ellis E. Shookman entered suit for a divorce from Mrs. Kathryn Shookman yesterday, alleging that the wife abandoned him May 14, 1924.
  • 28 May 1926 The suit for annulment of marriage of Dale E. Bolyard against Gerald L. Bolyard was venued to Huntington county yesterday by Harry F. Kennerk, special judge in circuit court for trial of the case, on a motion of the defendant.
  • 28 May 1926 Mrs. Cleone Franklin was awarded a decree of divorce against George Franklin by Judge Ryan in superior court yesterday and she given the custody of their minor child. They married in January, 1925, and after but a few days’ marriage, the husband left her and has failed to make provisions for her support, she charged.
  • 29 May 1926 Complaining that as a traveling salesman he is required to be away from home considerable of the time and that in his absence, his wife keeps company with another man, one E. B. Mims.
  • 29 May 1926 Guy A. Britton, 1730 Oakland street, yesterday filed suit for a divorce in the superior court against Mrs. Velma Britton. He adds that she receives mail from her gentleman friend under the name of Agnes Carr and that, his wife has threatened his life. They married April 21, 1920, and separated yesterday.
  • 29 May 1926 Mrs. Dora Wells asks a divorce in a suit against Levi Wells, charging failure to provide and that the husband often comes home intoxicated. The wife also asks the custody of their three children and states in her complaint that they separated yesterday after nearly 20 years’ marriage.
  • 29 May 1926 Mrs. Lelah White 707 West Berry street, filed suit for a divorce from Ted White and asks alimony of $500, charging that he associates with other women.
  • 29 May 1926 Mrs. Grace Viney, 1313 Horace street, asks a decree from Paul A. Viney, alleging he has cursed and struck her and ordered her from their home. She seeks the custody of their child.
  • 29 May 1926 Joseph C. Stevens, 1104 South Barthold street, brought suit against Mrs. Elizabeth Stevens, complaining that she cursed and swears at him, nags and quarrels and has a violent temper, flying into a rage on the slightest provocation.
  • 29 May 1926 Divorce suits of Mrs. Eva R. Schetzer against Arthur Schetzer; Sarah D. David against Howard Davis and Sadie Edwards against Obie Edwards were dismissed yesterday.
  • 30 May 1926 John Walker was divorced from Fannie Walker on a charge of desertion yesterday in superior court.
  • 30 May 1926 Grace Powell was given a divorce from Alva Powell, on her testimony that he associated with other women. The plaintiff’s maiden name of Grace Zent was restored.
  • 30 May 1926 Louis E. Shaffer testified that Audrey Mae Shaffer was guilty of cruel treatment. He was granted a divorce.
  • 30 May 1926 Gladys M. Yacky was granted a decree by Judge Ryan from Arthur W. Yacky, an employee of the Fort Wayne Humane society. She said her husband was jealous and made false accusation against her.
  • 30 May 1926 Attorney David E. Smith was appointed special judge to try the divorce case of Jessie Brokaw against Oscar R. Brokaw. He succeeds Edward Meyers who has been acting as special judge in the case.

  • 02 Jun 1926 Almeda Hoelle filed a case for a divorce from Gaylord Hoelle, asking a divorce and the custody of a 6-months-old daughter. She alleges cruel and inhuman treatment. The court is asked to restrain S. F. Bowser & Co., from paying the defendant any wages and the Bowser State bank from permitting the defendant to withdraw any of his funds in the bank until the case is ruled on by the court.
  • 02 Jun 1926 Myrtle Mumma charges cruel and inhuman treatment in her case for a divorce against Charles Mumma. She alleges that she fears the defendant my attempt to injure her and asks the court for an order restraining him from molesting her while the suit is pending.
  • 02 Jun 1926 The divorce decree awarded some-time ago in the case of Frank Copp against Mary S. Copp was modified yesterday by Judge Ryan so that the custody of a child is given Mr. Copp instead of Mrs. Copp.
  • 02 Jun 1926 In the suit or Mrs. Allie Hanshew for a divorce from Ed Hanshew, filed recently, a cross-complaint was filed yesterday by Mr. Hanshew in which he alleges that his wife si infatuated with John Alvey, got drunk with him and went automobile riding with other men, including Gus Eckart and Vern Hoover.
  • 03 Jun 1926 Harry Patterson, 1224 Maumee avenue, asks a divorce decree against Mrs. Florence Patterson in a suit filed in superior court yesterday, alleging that his wife left on April 8, 1924, after less than four years marriage.
  • 03 Jun 1926 Charles F. Hostman obtained a decree of divorce against Mrs. Bernice Hostman in superior court yesterday on testimony that she refused to live with and had abandoned him last April 1, after a marriage of two years.
  • 04 Jun 1926 Mrs. Margaret M. Ridgway obtained a decree of divorce from Edward S. Ridgway, vice-president and general manager of the Utensils company, alimony of $15,000 and the restoration of her former name, Margaret Mae Rapp, in the circuit court yesterday. Alimony of $7,500 is made payable in four annual installments and in addition, Mrs. Ridgway is to receive an allowance of $150 a month until $7,500 has been paid. Attorney fees of $225 of the plaintiff were also ordered by the court to be paid by the husband. Fondness for other women was alleged by Mrs. Ridgway in her testimony before Judge Sol A. Wood and her husband has falsely accused her of extravagance and negligence of their home, she stated. In her plea for alimony, she stated her husband las large holdings in the Utensils company and has an annual income of $15,000. They married July 17, 1922, separating last January 24, when he abandoned her, she charged.
  • 04 Jun 1926 Mrs. Murel B. Ellibee complains against Burson B. Ellibee, alleging that he is enamored with a woman, Margaret Nord, residing at Ludington, Mich., and that he prefers her company to that of his wife. He has also failed to provide for her and their two children for over two years, she claims. The separated last February after nearly 13 years marriage and she asks the custody of the children.
  • 04 Jun 1926 Mrs. Iva Bula Todo asks a divorce from John Todo, claiming he forced her, by threatening a beating, to imbibe in strong drink.
  • 04 Jun 1926 Mrs. Irene Breeden complains William C. Breeden stays out nights and has failed to provide.
  • 04 Jun 1926 Mrs. Sue K. Koch charges Paul J. Koch is wholly incompatible with her and that he has failed to provide.
  • 04 Jun 1926 Mrs. Sarah Shelley as a divorce from Jacob A. Shelley, alleging that he is extremely jealous and by his actions has made life miserable for her. She adds that he has failed to provide and is continually finding fault.
  • 04 Jun 1926 A decree of divorce was awarded Charles F. Hostman against Mrs. Bernice Hostman on testimony that she refused to live with and abandoned his last April after two years’ marriage.
  • 04 Jun 1926 The divorce suit of Mrs. Edna Custer against Dawson Custer was dismissed in the superior court.
  • 05 Jun 1926 Alleging that her husband drinks intoxicating liquor to excess and has mortgaged their furniture to get money for “moonshine” whisky, Mrs. Della Winters, 739 Poplar street, yesterday filed suit in superior court for a one-year limited separation from Walter Winters. She adds that he has struck and beat her and asks that he be ordered to pay $12 weekly for her support during the separation. They married January 15, 1922, separating last June 3.
  • 05 Jun 1926 Mrs. Esther Bartaway asks a five-year separation from Gilbert Bartaway in a suit filed in superior court yesterday. She charges that he has refused and neglected to provide for her. They parted March 15 after nearly three years’ marriage. An allowance of $15 weekly is sought for her support during the separation.
  • 05 Jun 1926 An absolute divorce is sought by Bertha Jefferies in her suit against Walter Jefferies, in which she alleges he curses and swears at her and is continually nagging and finding fault. They lived together but six months, separating last October.
  • 05 Jun 1926 The divorce suit of William N. McCall against Mrs. Clara McCall was dismissed in superior court yesterday.
  • 06 Jun 1926 Elizabeth Rowan was granted a divorce from Edward Rowan by Judge Charles J. Ryan yesterday in superior court on her testimony that her husband cursed and swore at her and associated with other women. The plaintiff was granted the custody of her two children and the father was ordered to contribute $10 a week to their support.
  • 06 Jun 1926 Pauline Thomas was granted a divorce from Edward Thomas and had her maiden name of Pauline Anglin restored. She charged failure to provide.
  • 06 Jun 1926 Margie Smelser was granted a divorce from Roscoe C. Smelser on a charge of non-support. Mrs. Smelser had her maiden name of Margie Lees restored.
  • 06 Jun 1926 George T. Pratt, 1913 Brown street, filed suit for a divorce from Myrna V. Pratt, charging infidelity. Pratt said he came home from work unexpectedly on one occasion and found Mrs. Pratt clad only in her sleeping gown with another man in the house. He alleged that she admitted associating with other men.
  • 06 Jun 1926 Charles M. Cox, 1718 Fairfield avenue, filed suit for a divorce from Rose Cox, alleging cruel and inhuman treatment.
  • 08 Jun 1926 Mrs. Bessie E. Schlosser, wife of H. Vern Schlosser, manager of Schlosser Brothers Creamery company, was granted a divorce and $5,000 alimony by Judge Charles J. Ryan in the superior court yesterday. The wife was also found to be the owner of all the household furniture and Mr. Schlosser was ordered to pay $75 a month to the wife for the support of their son, 17, of whom she was given the custody. Mrs. Schlosser testified that her husband had been cruel to her, called her vile names and had urged that she seek a divorce. He also associates with other women and has admitted it to her, Mrs. Schlosser declared. They married in 1903, separating in April of this year, according to Mrs. Schlosser.
  • 08 Jun 1926 Oscar R. Widner filed suit for a divorce from Mrs. Delia Widner in superior court yesterday, alleging that his wife cursed him, neglected her household duties and squandered his earning recklessly. Their married life was of short duration, they having separated last October after being married in August, according to the complaint.
  • 08 Jun 1926 Mrs. Rosa Spina complains against Frank Spina in a suit for divorce filed yesterday in superior court. She charged the husband struck and called her vile names and otherwise abused her and that his present whereabouts are unknown to her. She asks the custody of their one child and states they married in 1915, separating in April, 1923.
  • 08 Jun 1926 A cross-complaint to the divorce action of Mrs. Fannie Robinson was filed in superior court yesterday by John W. W. Robinson, asserting that his wife has failed to prepare his meals at the proper time, keeps their home in an unpresentable manner and that he has been forced to employ others to clean his room and make his bed. She is extremely jealous and has made false accusations against him, he charges.
  • 08 Jun 1926 The divorce suit of Mrs. Lillian Michaels against Clarence Michaels was dismissed in superior court yesterday.
  • 08 Jun 1926 The divorce decree of Mrs. Elizabeth Messman against Wilfred C. Messman was modified giving the husband the custody of their child.
  • 09 Jun 1926 Mrs. Bertha Elizabeth Staples was granted a divorce from Thomas L. Staples, former president of the International Business college, by Judge Charles J. Ryan yesterday afternoon in superior court. Mrs. Staples testified that her husband had abandoned her more than two years ago. He is now a non-resident of the state. The couple was married in 1892.
  • 09 Jun 1926 Paul Meyer was granted a divorce from Evelyn Meyer on a cross-complaint. Myers said that his wife neglected the children and that she stayed away from home of nights and finally deserted him.
  • 09 Jun 1926 Marion Nickelson, 1903 South Harrison street, filed suit for a divorce from Maggie Nickelson, alleging that she went to other cities and associated with other men. The couple was married in 1913.
  • 09 Jun 1926 Jesse Bear, 716 Wallace street, filed suit for a divorce from Gwendolyn Bear alleging that she refused to prepare his meals and that she abandoned him.
  • 09 Jun 1926 Anna Long, Monroe township, sued Louis H. Long for divorce in a complaint charging cruel and inhuman treatment.
  • 09 Jun 1926 Sarah B. Davis, 913 West Berry street asked a divorce from Howard W. Davis, who was convicted Monday in federal court of stealing money from mail boxes. She mentioned his conviction as grounds for divorce. The couple was married September 24, 1924. They have a son 11 months old.
  • 09 Jun 1926 Oscar R. Brokaw filed a counter showing to his wife’s petition for allowance.
  • 10 Jun 1926 Lester Estros answers the allegations of Mrs. Inez Estros in a divorce complaint by alleging that she often attends dances and wild parties and becomes drunk, frequently not returning home until 2 or 3 o’clock in the morning. She also has a bad temper and would throw his clothes out in the rain, would refuse to cook his meals or do other household duties, he claims. He ask the custody of a son.
  • 10 Jun 1926 Mrs. Fannie Robinson obtained a divorce decree against John W. W. Robinson and $100 alimony in superior court yesterday, alleging that her husband has failed to provide and has struck her. She is Mr. Robinson’s fifth wife, she stated. They separated recently after two years’ marriage.
  • 10 Jun 1926 A decree of divorce was granted Mrs. Roberta Laye against Emmett Laye and her former name of Mockabee was restored by Judge Ryan in superior court yesterday. She alleged failure to provide, stating that they separated in 1918 after 10 years’ marriage.
  • 10 Jun 1926 Mrs. Goldie May Burdoine filed suit for divorce against Oren Burdoine yesterday in superior court, complaining that he has cursed her, threatened her bodily harm and is continually finding fault and scolding. They separated last May after a marriage of nearly 23 years.
  • 11 Jun 1926 Mrs. Cora Newport filed suit in superior court yesterday for a decree of divorce from Edward Newport, alleging he has cursed her, told her to get a divorce and has threatened to burn their house down. He also abandoned her last May after over two years’ marriage.
  • 11 Jun 1926 Mrs. Pauline Harvey asks a two year limited separation from Everett Harvey in a suit filed in superior court yesterday. She asks the custody of their two children during the separation and that he be ordered to pay her $15 weekly as support for her and the children during the separation. They married in June, 1921, separating several days ago when, it is charged, he deserted her. She adds that he has failed to provide properly for her and the children.
  • 11 Jun 1926 The suit of Mrs. Mary A. Graves against Rollie C. Graves, for limited separation was dismissed yesterday in superior court on a motion of the plaintiff.
  • 12 Jun 1926 Mrs. Vergin Jones asks a decree of divorce from Guy Jones in a suit filed in the superior court yesterday, alleging that he has failed to provide for her and their two children and that he stays out at nights. She asks the custody of the children. They married May 3, 1920, separating several days ago.
  • 13 Jun 1926 Charging that her husband struck her with his fist and gave her a black eye Mrs. Opal A. Hanes yesterday filed suit for a divorce from Herbert L. Hanes. She also alleged that her husband falsely accused her of having dates with other men.
  • 13 Jun 1926 Mrs. Edna Shober was granted a divorce from Parry Shober on a cross-complaint. The mother was given the custody of the child and the father was charged with its support.
  • 15 Jun 1926 Mrs. Gladys Miller obtained a divorce against James Miller and was allowed $150 alimony by the court on testimony that her husband had cursed and called her vile names and was cruel and abusive. The separated last March 30 after less than six months’ marriage.
  • 15 Jun 1926 Mahlon G. Hubbard divorced Mrs. Helen Hubbard on testimony that she left him last December after two years’ marriage.
  • 15 Jun 1926 Mrs. Adeline Bender was awarded a divorce against Leonard Bender and the wife given the custody of their two children. She charged desertion and failure to provide, stating they married in November, 1920, and separated two years ago.
  • 15 Jun 1926 A divorce decree is asked by Mrs. Lydia Stewart, 1018 Lafayette street, against Harold Stewart, on allegations that he has cursed and beat her and has knocked her down on several occasions. They separated several days ago after more than three years’ marriage.
  • 16 Jun 1926 Mrs. Della Kaehr was granted a divorce and judgment for $1,000 alimony by Joel Kaehr yesterday afternoon in superior court on a charge of cruel and inhuman treatment.
  • 16 Jun 1926 Hazel Maley was granted a divorce from Leo Maley. She was granted custody of their child and the father was charged with its support.
  • 16 Jun 1926 The divorce case of Alvina Dailey against Harold Dailey was dismissed.
  • 16 Jun 1926 Albert Christman filed suit for divorce from Hazel Christman. He alleged that his wife drank to excess and that she called his vile names.
  • 17 Jun 1926 Mrs. Ethel Romasn, 415 Ross street, alleges in a suit for divorce against Roscoe C. Romans, that ever since their marriage, March 4, 1922, he has been guilty of cruel and inhuman treatment. They separated last June 5.
  • 17 Jun 1926 Judge Charles J. Ryan granted Mrs. Mae Zmudzimiski a decree of divorce against Joseph Zmudzimiski and restored her former name of Mae Feiner, on charges of cruel and inhuman treatment.
  • 18 Jun 1926 Mrs. Alvina L. Dailey asks a divorce from Harold Dailey, and alimony of $1,000 alleging that from the time of their marriage, June 6, 1918, until the separation May 3, 1926, the husband was guilty of cruel and inhuman treatment having failed to properly provide for her and on the later date abandoned her for the fourth time during their marriage.
  • 18 Jun 1926 Mrs. Madeline M. Clark, 1818 West Main street, asserts that Charles K. Clark, whom she married August 16, 1924, and separated from last June 13, has failed to provide, stays out at nights, on numerous occasions until 3 and 4 o’clock in the morning, and has struck and pushed her. She asks the custody of their one child.
  • 18 Jun 1926 Mrs. Genova Hickman, 440 Bolt street, sued Cedrio A. Hickman, alleging that he abandoned her last March 30, after little more than a year’s marriage and that prior to their separation he failed to provide and struck and slapped her.
  • 18 Jun 1926 The complaint of Mrs. Flossie Mock, 3363 East Main street, against Denner Mock, sets out that the husband nags and has brutally struck her, that he associates with other women and often spends nights away from home without any explanation to her. She adds that he has failed to support her and their two children and asks that she be given the custody of the children.
  • 18 Jun 1926 A decree of divorce was won by Mrs. Bessie M. Carney against Raymond A. Carney on the charge of cruel and inhuman treatment.
  • 18 Jun 1926 Mrs. Esther Pattas Asimakopoulous was awarded a divorce from John Pattas Asimakopolous on the charge of cruel and inhuman treatment. Her former name of Esther A. Pattas Boyed was restored.
  • 18 Jun 1926 Mrs. Hazel Christman in her cross-complaint to a suit brought by Albert Christman, charged her husband with making false accusation against her fidelity and charges that he cursed, called her vile names, failed to provide and deserted her.
  • 18 Jun 1926 Everett Harvey replied to a complaint of Mrs. Pauline Harvey, asserting that she quarreled and nagged and refused to prepare his meals or attend to her household duties.
  • 19 Jun 1926 Mrs. Ella L. Jacobs, 1118 Elmwood avenue, was divorced from Edward H. Jacobs, traveling salesman, and was awarded the custody of their two children and $3,000 alimony by Judge Sol A. Wood in the circuit court yesterday. Mrs. Jacobs testified that her husband had abandoned her and their children in January, 1924, and has not made provision for their support since that time.
  • 19 Jun 1926 Mrs. Florence Davis asks a divorce from William F. Davis charging failure to provide.
  • 19 Jun 1926 Mrs. Lillian E. Beck, 1911 South Webster street filed suit for divorce charging failure to provide. Mrs. Beck also charges her husband has associated with other women and asks the custody of their one child.
  • 19 Jun 1926 Judge Ryan granted Mrs. Lucy B. Lee a divorce decree from Ray E. Lee on testimony that he has failed to provide and has been quarrelsome and abusive toward her.
  • 19 Jun 1926 Mrs. Emma R. Goodin was granted a divorce from Elmer R. Goodin on charges that he called her vile names and had struck her on numerous occasions.
  • 20 Jun 1926 Minnie F. Clevinger filed a suit for divorce against Declaire Clevinger. She alleges that they were married in February, 1923, and that the defendant is guilty of cruel and inhuman treatment; that he has cursed her and called her names to vile too set forth in her complaint. She also alleges that she has reason to fear the defendant and asks that he be restrained by the court from visiting her or molesting her. She also asks that the defendant be restrained from drawing money due him as salary from the Mayflower Mills company, where he is employed until the court has passed on the case. She asks judgment for suitable support.
  • 22 Jun 1926 Alleging that his wife would make false accusations against him and on one occasion threatened him with a butcher knife, telling him how he would look all cut to pieces and how he ought to be sliced up, Frank Proehl yesterday filed a cross-complaint to the recent action of Mrs. Bonnie P. Proehl for divorce. He adds that she makes light of his relatives and has said everything she can think of to belittle them.
  • 22 Jun 1926 John Unger, 351 Baker street asks a divorce from Mrs. May Unger, asserting that she drinks intoxicating liquor to excess and on such occasions would not admit him into their home. She has also threatened to poison him and once attempted to kill him with a knife, he claims.
  • 22 Jun 1926 Mrs. Mary Cornelia McMeans complains against Cecil McMeans, charging that her has failed to provide for her and that she has been forced to work as a clerk in the Grand Leader store to maintain herself.
  • 22 Jun 1926 Mrs. Ethel Watkins, 1711 South Harrison street charges in her suit for divorce that Charles Watkins has a violent temper, curses and swears at her and is continually finding fault and nagging at her.
  • 22 Jun 1926 Mrs. Elsie L. Wertman was granted a divorce decree from Ira S. Wertman on a cross-complaint and she was given the custody of six children on charges that her husband has failed to provide, was cruel to her and deserted her and the children last April after 15 years’ marriage.
  • 22 Jun 1926 Mrs. Myrtle Phillips divorced Amos Phillips and she was given the custody of their three children on charges that he threatened to kill her, was cruel and made false accusations against her fidelity.
  • 22 Jun 1926 A divorce was awarded Mrs. Margaret V. Moore against Whitney H. Moore and her former name of Margaret Alldaffer restored by Judge Ryan on testimony that her husband had failed to provide for her for over two years.
  • 22 Jun 1926 Mrs. Edith McCreary obtained a decree against Albert McCreary, claiming they have separated four times, that he was cruel, failed to provide and deserted her without cause.
  • 22 Jun 1926 Paul Rodenbeck filed a petition in superior court yesterday against his former wife, Mrs. Mabel Rodenbeck, asking that the court order entered last December be modified to give his the custody of their 3-year-old son. She has not provided the home for the son she promised, he charges.
  • 23 Jun 1926 Cora May Krienbrack testified that her husband, Henry Krienbrack, was a habitual drunkard and that he struck her several times during their married life. She was granted a divorce and her maiden name of Cora May Calder restored.
  • 23 Jun 1926 Julia Crawford was granted a divorce from Allison Crawford, charging desertion and failure to provide.
  • 24 Jun 1926 Alleging that immediately after their marriage her husband persuaded her to spend $1,420 she possessed toward furniture and living expenses and when her savings were exhausted he abandoned her.
  • 24 Jun 1926 Mrs. Mabel Osborn brought suit for a divorce from Harry Osborn in the superior court yesterday. She add that he slapped and kicked her and asks the custody of their two small children.
  • 24 Jun 1926 Mrs. Helen J. Rutherford asks a divorce from Charles Rutherford in a new suit filed yesterday in superior court, alleging failure to provide.
  • 24 Jun 1926 Mrs. Marth Pleper was granted a decree against Henry Pleper by Judge Ryan on charges that he was of a jealous disposition, was quarrelsome and threatened to kill her and himself. She was awarded the custody of their two children and their support charged to the husband.
  • 25 Jun 1926 That her husband took too seriously the commandment, “Love Thy Neighbor As Thy Self,” was alleged yesterday by Mrs. Bonnie P. Prochl against Frank Prochl, railroad telegraph operator, in her story to Judge Charles J. Ryan that he was often in the neighbor’s home, would help her home with groceries that he had helped to buy and in other ways made himself conspicuous for gossip, but when she would speak to him about the matter he would declare he was only being “neighborly”. There was more than one neighbor with whom her husband was unusually friendly and would take to the movies and go to church with, according to the wife, and he was unreasonable in many of his demands upon her, she complained. He told the court that his wife “would fly into a rage” at every little show of affection upon his part and at one time threatened him with a butcher knife. Judge Ryan took the case under advisement.
  • 25 Jun 1926 Part of the evidence in the suit for a divorce of Mrs. Pearl Voiral against Russel Voiral was heard yesterday in superior court by C.L. Teeter, special judge. The wife complained that he had threatened her with a shotgun, cursed and slapped her and made false accusations against her, while the mate told the court that his wife kept boarders against his wishes and alleged she was guilty of improper conduct with some of them. Evidence in the case is to be continued next Tuesday.
  • 25 Jun 1926 Mrs. Elouise Stauffer was granted a decree of divorce from John Stauffer and her former name, Plummer, restored by Judge Ryan yesterday on charges that he was quarrelsone, had called her vile names and struck her. They separated last April after living together less than four years.
  • 25 Jun 1926 Mrs. Laura Hall Chalmers asks a divorce from Harvey M. Chalmers and $5,000 alimony after a marriage of 38 years. She charges failure to provide since their separation five years ago, that he has made false accusation against her and that he associates with women of questionable character.
  • 25 Jun 1926 Mrs. Ethel Bartaway alleges in her suit for divorce that her husband, Gilbert Bartaway has neglected to make proper provision for her support.
  • 25 Jun 1926 Mrs. Edith Summers alleges Earl Summers has failed to provide for her for the last two years and has misconducted himself as a husband. They separated in April, 1925, after two years’ marriage.
  • 25 Jun 1926 Arthur Poehler entered suit in superior court yesterday against Mrs. Lena Poehler, asking that their marriage be annulled. They were joined in matrimony last April 30, he says, and alleges that the ceremony was procured by fraud on her part in that she misrepresented herself to him as being of good moral character when in truth she was not.
  • 26 Jun 1926 E. A. King filed a new suit for divorce against Mrs. King in superior court yesterday, alleging that she nagged and scolded him, was sullen and remorse and refused to live with him. King was denied a divorce recently in superior court.
  • 27 Jun 1926 That her husband is wantonly negligent in the duties of a husband and has cursed and abused her and recently put her out of their home with the declaration that he would not live with her longer, are the allegations of Mrs. Mary E. Conrad, 704 Lillian avenue, in a suit for a two-year limited separation from John Conrad, filed in superior court yesterday. She asks the custody of their two children during the separation and asks that he be charged with their support.
  • 27 Jun 1926 Mrs. Janet Robbins complains against Harvey Robbins in a suit for divorce filed yesterday in superior court in which she charges that he has for several months failed to provide a home or properly support her, remains away from home and that his conduct in other ways is unbecoming a husband. They separated last May 29 after five months marriage.
  • 27 Jun 1926 Mrs. Velma Wilson alleges that Loren D. Wilson has failed to make reasonable provision for her support and associates with women of questionable character in her action for a divorce. She asks that her former name, Velma Owens be restored. They married Dec ember 12, 1924, separating last April 19.
  • 27 Jun 1926 A suit for absolute divorce was filed in superior court yesterday by Henry W. Zumbro against Anna C. Zumbro.
  • 29 Jun 1926 Mrs. Violetta Guilford asks a decree from Derrick Guilford, alleging that he is shiftless and refuses to work or tend the crops on her farm near Huntertown.
  • 29 Jun 1926 Mrs. Vesta Osterman complains Clarence Osterman is lazy, has struck and beat her and failed to provide and she asks the restoration of her maiden name, Bennett.
  • 29 Jun 1926 Mrs. Esther Boissnet charges Floyd Boissnet has struck and beat her and refused to properly provide for her. She asks the custody of their one child.
  • 29 Jun 1926 Mrs. Mary E. Hart alleges John L. Hart deserted her in 1922 and has failed to provide.
  • 29 Jun 1926 Mrs. Irene May Boyce asks a divorce from Carl Boyce and the custody of their two children, alleging failure to provide and that he has admitted improper relations with other women.
  • 29 Jun 1926 Mrs. Violet V. Miller seeks a divorce against Calvin R. Miller and the restoration of her former name, Fisher, asserting he has struck and beat her, failed to provide and deserted her on various occasions.
  • 29 Jun 1926 Mrs. Opa Fern Gephart complains that Arthur M. Gephart has made false accusation against her, beat her until black and blue marks appeared on her body and nags and is continually finding fault. She asks that her former name, DeWitt be restored.
  • 29 Jun 1926 Benjamin Tanco alleges that Mrs. Hazel Tanco is subject to sullen and pouty spells and when she would be in such moods would return to her mother’s home at Lafayette. She would also refuse to wash or mend his clothes and made false accusation against him, he charges.
  • 29 Jun 1926 Edward C. Hoshaw asserts that Mrs. Ada Hoshaw is continually nagging at him and finding fault and that she has falsely accused him of infidelity.
  • 29 Jun 1926 Mrs. Helen Lieber was awarded a decree of divorce against Ray Lieber and her former name, Blosser restored on testimony that he was cruel and abusive toward her and last April ordered her from their home.
  • 29 Jun 1926 Mrs. Pearl Reuter obtained a divorce from Oswald Reuter and she was given the custody of their two children on charges of cruel and inhuman treatment.
  • 29 Jun 1926 The mother was given the custody of a minor child in the divorce suit of Arthur Bowen against Mrs. Helen Bowen by Judge Ryan yesterday. The court took the matter under advisement last month with the awarding of the divorce.
  • 30 Jun 1926 Maude Kirby filed suit for a divorce from Jay Kirby, alleging that he beat and struck her. The Kirby’s were married in 1916 and separated a few months ago.
  • 30 Jun 1926 Hilda Wisniewski asked a divorce from Frank Wisniewski, alleging that he drank and failed to provide.
  • 30 Jun 1926 Anna Dumford was granted a divorce from Frank Dumford on her testimony that he was quarrelsome and nagged her. She was given the custody of their child and the father was charged with its support.
  • 30 Jun 1926 Edward J. Tombaugh was granted a divorce from Dorcas Tombaugh. He said she had left him 13 times during their married life. The mother was awarded the custody of their child.
  • 30 Jun 1926 The divorce case of Myrtle May Ritenour against Adam Ritenour was venued to Adams county.
  • 30 Jun 1926 The divorce case of Marguerite E. Rupert against Vernon F. Rupert was dismissed. 01 Jul 1926 Mrs. Helen W. Bruner was granted a divorce from Charles W. Bruner by Judge Charles J. Ryan yesterday in superior court and she was given the custody of their four children. The husband was ordered to pay the past grocery bills and to pay off encumbrances on their household furniture, of which she was declared owner by the court. She testified that he would curse and swear at her and the children, has a violent temper, is quarrelsome and was cruel and abusive. They separated last April after 13 years’ marriage.

  • 01 Jul 1926 Mrs. Gladys McDevitt divorced Ross McDevitt, alleging failure to provide for over two years and cruelty. They separated last February after a marriage of seven years.
  • 01 Jul 1926 C.L. Teeter, special judge for the divorce case of Mrs. Pearl Voiral against Russel Voiral, took the case under advisement yesterday until July 6, with the conclusion of the evidence. The case required several days for trial, the wife claiming he had slapped her, was extremely jealous and constantly made false accusations, while the husband alleged that she was cross with the children and misbehaved with other men.
  • 01 Jul 1926 Mrs. Lillie Kintz filed suit for divorce complaining John Kintz, whom she married in October, 1922, separating from him in November, 1924, alleging that he does not keep steady employment and associates with other women. She asks that her former name, Baumgart be restored.
  • 01 Jul 1926 David Eppley charges Mrs. Elsie Eppley abandoned him and their three children a year ago and had left them three or four times previously. He adds that she associates with other men and asks the custody of the children. They married July 4, 1920.
  • 01 Jul 1926 The divorce suit of Rollie V. Rex against Mrs. Fairy Rex was dismissed in superior court yesterday for want of prosecution.
  • 02 Jul 1926 Charles H. Ranson, 819 Eliza street, alleges that Mrs. Julis A. Ranson is of a quarrelsome disposition, falsely accused him of infidelity and refused to live with him. They separated in September, 1920, after 17 years’ marriage and have three children.
  • 02 Jul 1926 Oliver Miller filed suit for divorce against Mrs. Louise May Miller, alleging cruel and inhuman treatment.
  • 02 Jul 1926 Mrs. Alice Karney, residing on Edsall avenue, charges in her action for a divorce against Joseph Karney that he has a violent temper, curses and beats her and that he is a habitual drunkard and dissipates his earnings for moonshine whisky. They separated last month after a marriage of 10 years. She asks that her former name, Fisher be restored.
  • 03 Jul 1926 Asserting that her husband drinks intoxicating liquors excessively and does not keep regular employment, Mrs. Almira R. Firth asks a decree of divorce from Edwin H. Fifth in a new suit filed yesterday in superior court. They separated several days ago after three years’ marriage.
  • 03 Jul 1926 Mrs. Gusta Carpenter, 127 East Washington boulevard, asks a divorce from Ira Carpenter, alleging that he has failed to provide, struck and beat her and made false accusations against her fidelity. They Married October 4, 1923, separating last June 28.
  • 03 Jul 1926 and absolute divorce is asked by Mrs. Helen Hiser, West Columbia street, in a suit against Harold Hiser, in which she charged the husband has a violent temper and upon the slightest provocation files in a rage and could curse and swear at her and has falsely accused her with associating with other men. They separated last April after three years’ marriage.
  • 03 Jul 1926 William F. O’Neal complains against Mrs. Anna I. O’Neal, alleging that she has a violent temper and goes out riding with other men, and when he would upbraid her for her conduct, she would fly into a rage and accuse him of stealing from the restaurant which they operate at 136 East Columbia street. They married in December, 1924, separating several days ago, and he asks that she be restrained from disposing of the restaurant or in any way encumbering it until the divorce action is settled.
  • 03 Jul 1926 Forest Steele, a brick mason, 3026 Leroy street, alleged in a divorce complaint to a divorce action filed by Mrs. Marie Steel, that she has contrived to get practically all of his property transferred to her name and asks that he be allowed $5,000 alimony, a total of about half of the holdings, it is stated.
  • 03 Jul 1926 Mrs. Daisy W. Potter was granted a divorce from Wallace W. Potter in superior court yesterday by Ira M. Snouffer, judge pro tem. She testified that the husband was always causing wrangles, humiliating her before friends and cursed and swore at her.
  • 04 Jul 1926 Merlin H. Farrell, school teacher and grocery keeper, living on the Lower Huntington road, was named defendant in a complaint for divorce filed yesterday by his wife, Ruby B. Farrell. Mrs. Farrell alleges that he compelled her to leave home about 2 o’clock in the morning recently with her two children. She said she had to go to a Fort Wayne hotel to spend the rest of the night. She also alleges that her husband kicked her and beat her with his fists. She asks $2,500 alimony.
  • 04 Jul 1926 Nora Long filed a complaint for a divorce from Otis A. Long, alleging that he failed to support her and that he stayed away from home of nights.
  • 04 Jul 1926 Alleging that he associated with other women, Goldie Leagly filed suit for a divorce from Charles Yeagly.
  • 04 Jul 1926 Ira M. Snouffer, judge pro tem in superior court, granted Pauline Lieske a divorce from Leo L. Lieske on charges of cruel and inhuman treatment. The plaintiff was given the custody of the child and the defendant must pay $7 a week for its support.
  • 04 Jul 1926 The divorce suit of Wave Arnold against Howard Arnold was dismissed
  • 04 Jul 1926 The divorce suit of Leona Lyman against Edward Lyman was dismissed.
  • 07 Jul 1926 Alleging that her husband refused to eat at the same table with her and had a separate apartment for himself, Mary E. Mills, 1041 Forest avenue, yesterday filed suit for a two-year divorce from George D. Mills and asked $5,000 alimony. Mrs. Mills said her husband associated with other women and told her that he wished she would die and get out of his way. He also falsely accused her of un-chastity, she said. The couple was married in 1924.
  • 07 Jul 1926 Ethel Gombert sued Fred Gombert for divorce and asked the custody of their three children and $1,000 alimony. Mrs. Gombert alleged that her husband falsely accused her of un-chastity. The couple was married in 1916.
  • 07 Jul 1926 Elsie Ruch, 1205 Boone street, sued Charles A. Ruch for divorce charging that he called her vile name and was cruel to her.
  • 07 Jul 1926 Russell Voirel was granted a divorce from Pear Voirel by Ira M. Snouffer, judge pro tem in superior court, on a cross-complaint. Voirel charged his wife with infidelity and cruel and inhuman treatment. The wife was given a judgement for $350 alimony. The custody of the children was awarded to their grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Gladieux.
  • 07 Jul 1926 Edith Driver was divorced from Clyde Driver on a charge of cruel and inhuman treatment.
  • 07 Jul 1926 Dorothy Mercer was granted a divorce from Leslie B. Mercer and she was awarded the custody of their son. The defendant was ordered to pay $5 per week toward the support of the child.
  • 08 Jul 1926 Mrs. Ethel Smith, 2342 State street filed two divorce suits against Orville Smith yesterday in superior court by two different law firms. The allegations against the husband are almost identical, she complaining that he has a bad temper, would curse and swear at her, has failed to provide for her and their one child and that he associates with other women. She asks the custody of the child. They were married in April, 1908, separating several days ago.
  • 08 Jul 1926 Mrs. Gertrude L. Haudenschild, 731 Putnam street, complains for a divorce from Raymond Haudenschild and asks the custody of their one child, alleging he has an ungovernable temper and has failed to provide for the last two years. They separated last month after 12 years’ marriage.
  • 08 Jul 1926 A decree for a five-year limited separation is asked by Mrs. Mattie Hinshaw in a suit against Clark C. Hinshaw, alleging that he associates with other women.
  • 08 Jul 1926 Mrs. Anna I. O’Neal, proprietress of a restaurant at 136 East Columbia street, answers in a cross-complaint the allegations of her husband in a suit for divorce, alleging that she has loaned him money on several occasions that he might get in business, but that he failed each time and as a last resort she gave him a job in the restaurant but he worked only about four hours daily and then made frequent trips in “tapping” the cash register, it is charged. She adds that he deserted her recently when she objected to his using the car to take other women riding. She asks that her former name, Fisher be restored.
  • 08 Jul 1926 William Tracey was granted a divorce from Mrs. Sadie Tracey yesterday by Judge Charles J. Ryan on charges that his wife associated with other men, is a habitual drunkard and is cruel.
  • 08 Jul 1926 Olen B. Swafford divorce Mrs. Crescons G. Swafford on charges of cruel treatment and that his wife had engagements with other men.
  • 09 Jul 1926 A decree of divorce was awarded Herman Schmerl, expert fur grader connected with a local firm, against Mrs. Annie Schmerl, of New York city, on last March 19, was set aside in superior court by Judge Charles J. Ryan yesterday and the wife given a divorce with $1,040 alimony, to be paid in installments of $20 a week for a period of one year. Mrs. Schmerl claimed her husband, whom she married in 1889, perpetrated a fraud upon the court by stating that he did not know her whereabouts at the time he filed suit for a divorce, when in fact he was at the time corresponding and sending her money regularly. She did not learn that he had obtained a divorce until sometime later when she went to visit him at Chicago, she stated. Mr. Schmerl’s business had taken him from his home in New York eight years ago, at which time he established temporary headquarters in Fort Wayne, the wife said, but on a number of occasions they had visited each other and he had never complained of her conduct or asked her to come to Fort Wayne to live, and had always provided her with the necessities of life, even sending her money after the decree was entered, it was declared.
  • 09 Jul 1926 Mrs. Flossie Mock obtained a divorce from Denver Mock and she was given the custody of their two children in superior court yesterday. She charged that her husband and been cruel to her and associated with other women. The husband was charged with the support of the two children.
  • 09 Jul 1926 Mrs. Ina M. Curtis, 2916 Webster street filed suit against her husband George William Curtis and asks that she be awarded $5,000 alimony. The husband curses and beats her, has made false accusations against her, associates with other women and prefers the company of one Mae Fulkerson, of Indianapolis, to that of his wife, she alleges. They separated in July of last year after 13 years’ marriage.
  • 09 Jul 1926 Mrs. Leola Wells, 514 Holman street, asks a divorce from John Wells, alleging that he curses and swears at her, has beat and struck her and associates with other women. They separated several days ago after six months’ marriage.
  • 09 Jul 1926 Gustave Kohn, 906 West Main street, complains against Mrs. Bertha Kohn, charging cruel and inhuman treatment. They married in October, 1925, separating several days ago.
  • 10 Jul 1926 Mrs. Lucile Smith, 2405 Euclid avenue complains that Wilbur Smith has choked her and struck her in the face with his fists, has failed to provide and curses and swears at her. She asks the custody of their one child. They separated several days ago after nearly four years’ marriage.
  • 10 Jul 1926 A divorce decree, $600 alimony and the custody of one child is asked by Mrs. Alta Weaver in a suit against Elmer Weaver, in which she alleges he has filed to make proper provision for her and the child’s support. They parted in June, 1923, after a marriage of 16 years.
  • 10 Jul 1926 Mrs. Myrtle Babcock, 3104 Thompson avenue, complains Vernon E. Babcock has struck and beat her and failed to provide, in her action for a divorce. They married April 17, 1922, and separated some time ago.
  • 11 Jul 1926 Alidy Savu, 215 East Superior street, filed suit for a divorce yesterday from Jack Savu, alleging that her refused to provide medical aid for her when she was ill and that he has been cruel to her in other ways. The plaintiff asks that her maiden name of Horn be restored. The couple was married November 5, 1923, and separated a short time ago.
  • 11 Jul 1926 Forrest E. Bowers, 635 Prospect avenue, asked a divorce from Mary Bowers in a complaint which alleged that she refused to prepare meals for him and that she insisted in incurring debts beyond the ability of the plaintiff to pay. The couple was married April 12, 1926, and separated yesterday.
  • 11 Jul 1926 The divorce suit of Myrtle May Ritenour against Adam Ritenour was returned from the Adams circuit court to the local superior court for trial. The defendant’s cross-complaint was dismissed.
  • 11 Jul 1926 Anna Long dismissed her suit for a divorce from Louis H. Long.
  • 13 Jul 1926 Alfred A. Shulander was granted a divorce from Florence Shulander yesterday in superior court, but he cannot marry for two years, according to the decree entered by Judge Charles J. Ryan. The defendant was not in court and the service was by publication. If Mrs. Shulander cares to she can bring action any time within the two year period to have the decree set aside. The plaintiff was granted the custody of two children. He said his wife deserted him in 1923.
  • 13 Jul 1926 Rhetta Yoder was granted a divorce from Ernest C. Yoder and her maiden name of Clark was restored. She charged that her husband gambled and failed to provide.
  • 13 Jul 1926 Hattie Gholston was granted a divorce from Joseph Gholston. She charged that her husband drank and gambled and failed to support her properly.
  • 13 Jul 1926 Gretchen Knupp filed suit for divorce from Herschel Knupp, charging cruel and inhuman treatment.
  • 13 Jul 1926 Charlotte Smith filed suit for a divorce from James E. Smith, who is serving a term at the state penal farm for deserting her.
  • 13 Jul 1926 Evelyn Bannister filed suit for a divorce from Floyd Bannister, alleging that he stayed away from home the entire night without giving her any explanation.
  • 13 Jul 1926 Jess D. Klopfenstein filed a motion to strike out parts of the complaint for a divorce filed by his wife, Bessie.
  • 14 Jul 1926 Cora Peterson, 408 Baker street, filed suit for a divorce yesterday from Claude Peterson, alleging that he refused to support her and that she was compelled to work among strangers to earn her food and clothing. She also said that her husband would return home intoxicated and beat her black and blue. The couple was married in 1919 and separated in 1926.
  • 14 Jul 1926 Marcia Bireley filed suit for a divorce from Clarence Bireley, charging cruel and inhuman treatment. The marriage took place in 1912 and the separation came recently.
  • 14 Jul 1926 Bertha Horstman was plaintiff in a divorce suit filed against John W. Horstman to whom she was married in 1923. She said that her husband threatened to kill her and called her vile names.
  • 14 Jul 1926 The divorce case of Gretchen Knupp against Herschel Knupp was dismissed in superior court.
  • 15 Jul 1926 Margaret Whitmore, 1608 Sinclair street, filed suit for a divorce from Charles Whitmore yesterday charging failure to provide. The couple was married January 10, 1925 and separated August 11, 1925.
  • 15 Jul 1926 Flossie Ketterman, 312 West Superior street sued Codie Ketterman for divorce, alleging desertion.
  • 15 Jul 1926 Ruth Walser, 1012 Herman street, asked a divorce from Stanley Walser in a complaint charging cruel and inhuman treatment. She asks that her maiden name of Ruth Smith be restored.
  • 15 Jul 1926 The divorce case of Florence Soles against Thomas Soles was dismissed.
  • 16 Jul 1926 Hazel M. Doyle was granted a divorce and $5,000 alimony yesterday from Francis J. Doyle. The plaintiff testified that her husband associated with other women.
  • 16 Jul 1926 Ida M. Ruchel was granted a divorce from Herbert H. Ruchel and was given the custody of a child. The plaintiff testified that her husband was guilty of infidelity.
  • 16 Jul 1926 Charles Bearickx was divorced from Julia Bearickx on a cross-complaint. He charged cruel and inhuman treatment.
  • 16 Jul 1926 Mandes Klingenberger was granted a decree of divorce from Altima Klingenberger. He claimed that his wife falsely accused him of associating with other women.
  • 16 Jul 1926 Leota White, 822 Wallace street sued Arnold White for divorce, alleging cruel and inhuman treatment.
  • 16 Jul 1926 Bessie Dewitt sued John Dewitt for divorce, charging failure to provide. The couple has lived in Washington and St. Joe townships during the past two years.
  • 17 Jul 1926 Amy Matthews was granted a divorce from Wilbur Matthews yesterday in superior court. The plaintiff’s maiden name of Amy Grimes was restored. The plaintiff charged her husband with cruel and inhuman treatment, saying that he struck and beat her.
  • 17 Jul 1926 Effie Chaney was divorced from Paul H. Chaney. She charged that her husband associated with other women and was guilty of cruelty to her.
  • 17 Jul 1926 Beryl Thorpe won a decree from Verl Thorpe and was given the custody of a child 18 months of age. The defendant was ordered to support the child and will be permitted to see it twice a month. Mrs. Thorpe said her husband failed to support her.
  • 17 Jul 1926 Edward B. Flavian was divorced from Oakel Flavian on his testimony that she was cruel to him and nagged his constantly.
  • 17 Jul 1926 Corene Steward filed suit for a divorce from Clarence Steward alleging that he frequently struck her. She asks the custody of one child. The couple married in 1923 and separated in 1926.
  • 18 Jul 1926 Mary E. Kelley, 711 West Berry street, yesterday filed suit for divorce from Albert M. Kelley claiming that he had borrowed $1,120 from her during their brief married life and refuses to repay her in full. Mrs. Kelley says in her complaint that prior to July 4, 1924, she lived in Rochester, Ind., and the defendant lived in Fort Wayne. He persuaded her to come to Fort Wayne to be his house keeper and promised to pay her $7 a week, she says. They were married on November 1, 1925, and recently separated. Kelley never paid her the $7 a week which he promised but instead borrowed $1,120. He agreed to transfer to her his property in Elmwood addition in payment of the debt according to her story, but gave her only a one-half interest. She asks that her former name of Mary E. Stansbury be restored.
  • 18 Jul 1926 Ila Parker filed suit for a divorce from Edwin Parker who was convicted of forgery in circuit court in January.
  • 18 Jul 1926 Hulda Prine was granted a divorce from Ernest Prine.
  • 18 Jul 1926 Andrew C. Einsiedel, Jr. filed suit for a divorce from Florence Einsiedel. He alleged that she often stayed away from home until after midnight and that she refused to cook his meals. She also associated with other men, according to his complaint.
  • 20 Jul 1926 A decree of divorce, $1,000 alimony and the restoration of her former name of Dora B. Traster, is asked by Mrs. Dora B. Haneline in a new suit filed in superior court yesterday against Jacob Haneline. She states they married March 17, 1920, and separated February 28, 1924, on which date he abandoned her and has since failed to make provision for her support.
  • 20 Jul 1926 Mrs. Margaret Lininger sued Ray Lininger for divorce in superior court yesterday charging that he has failed to provide for her over two years. She asks the custody of their two children. The separated last December after six years’ marriage.
  • 20 Jul 1926 Lester E. Evans, 1331 Jackson street, complains against Mrs. Helen Evans in a suit for divorce alleging that she has scratched him, neglects her household duties and frequents public dance halls with other men, often representing herself as single, he charges. They separated last May after one year married life.
  • 20 Jul 1926 Claiming that her husband misrepresented to her his financial obligations and income and that she was required to use her private estate in paying his bills, Mrs. Frances Johnston, Beechwood circle, yesterday sued John Johnson for absolute divorce. They parted last May after 11 months’ marriage.
  • 20 Jul 1926 Answering a divorce complaint filed recently by Mrs. Mary E. Mills, George D. Mills yesterday filed a cross-complaint stating that his wife would refuse to speak to him for long periods of time and that she would keep in the house, free of charge for food and room rent, certain parties to whom he owed no obligations.
  • 20 Jul 1926 Mrs. Bonnie Proehl was granted a one-year separation from Frank Proehl by Judge Charles J. Ryan in superior court yesterday on charges of cruelty. She was also given the custody of their two children during the separation and he ordered to pay $80 a month for their support.
  • 20 Jul 1926 The divorce suit of Mrs. Ina M. Curtis against George Curtis was dismissed in superior court.
  • 20 Jul 1926 The divorce suit of Harley Peck against Mrs. Catherine Peck was dismissed in superior court.
  • 21 Jul 1926 Alleging that her husband, James O’Grady, East Lewis street, struck her and threatened to kill her, Mrs. Adeline O’Grady yesterday filed suit for a divorce. The couple was married in 1922 and separated recently.
  • 21 Jul 1926 Stella S. Aker, 1126 Maumee avenue filed suit for a divorce from Cleveland G. Aker, alleging that he came home intoxicated last Saturday night and beat her until her neighbors came to her rescue. The couple was married 15 years ago. The wife asks the custody of two children.
  • 21 Jul 1926 Clarine Wagner, 2120 Maumee avenue, asked a divorce from James Wagner. She charged in her complaint that her husband had deserted her and her child 13 months of age.
  • 21 Jul 1926 Anna Sgro, 321 Brandriff street, asked a divorce from Tony Sgro on the grounds of non-support and cruelty.
  • 21 Jul 1926 Georgia M. Hedrick, of Huntertown, was granted a divorce from Eugene Hedrick in circuit court. She said her husband failed to establish a home for her and their child. Hedrick was charged with the support of the child.
  • 22 Jul 1926 Mrs. Hazel Fuhrman divorced Earl Fuhrman and her former name Miller was restored when she testified that her husband had failed to provide, struck and beat her and would associate with other women, taking them to public dance halls. They separated last February after less than a year of marriage.
  • 22 Jul 1926 Mrs. Carol Walters obtained a divorce from Arthur Walters and she was given the custody of their child on charges of desertion. They married in February, 1907, the husband abandoning her and their child in 1912, she declared.
  • 22 Jul 1926 Alleging that his wife has a bad temper and on one occasion while they were out automobile riding, grabbed the auto key and jumped out of the car, and another time in a fit of temper pulled three spark plug wires loose, Edgar I. Burger, Liberty Mills road, asks that he be granted a divorce. He adds she would falsely accuse him of associating with other women, nagged at him, left the dishes remain dirty and would not pack his lunch. They separated recently after three months’ marriage.
  • 22 Jul 1926 The suit for divorce of Mrs. Sue Koch against Paul J. Koch was dismissed in superior court.
  • 23 Jul 1926 Mrs. Irene B. Kaylor, 403 Rudisill boulevard, asks a divorce from Roy L. Kaylor in a suit filed yesterday in superior court in which she complains her husband will not permit her to visit her parents, refuses to consent to her brother or sisters visiting her and has falsely accused her of buying clothes for her sisters out of money he provided for household purposes. Mrs. Kaylor adds that he is constantly under the influence of intoxicating liquors, curses and has struck her and has threatened her violent injury. She asks that her former name, Lenz, be restored. They married in June 1924, separating yesterday, the complaint states.
  • 23 Jul 1926 Mrs. Bertha Moushey, Hoagland avenue extended, complains against Henry A. Moushey for a two-year limited separation in a suit filed yesterday in superior court. He is a habitual drunkard, she charges. The wife asks the custody of their one minor child and states they separated several days ago after nearly thirty-four years’ marriage.
  • 23 Jul 1926 A decree of divorce was granted Mrs. Martha Sutter against Paul W. Sutter by Judge Charles J. Ryan in superior court yesterday on testimony of the wife that her husband has struck and kicked her and is otherwise cruel in his treatment toward her. They married in December, 1924, separating last May.
  • 23 Jul 1926 Mrs. Clara J. Lyman obtained a divorce from Francis E. Lyman in superior court yesterday on charges of cruel and inhuman treatment.
  • 24 Jul 1926 Mrs. Rebecca Rush of Woodburn, filed a suit for divorce from Henry Rush yesterday in superior court in which she asked a judgment for $15,000 alimony. The plaintiff alleged that her husband is a habitual drunkard and that, although he owns a farm worth $30,000 and Woodburn property worth $5,000, he fails to support her properly. The couple married in 1905 and separated recently.
  • 24 Jul 1926 Rudolph Scherer filed suit for a divorce from Mrs. Louise Scherer in which he charged that his wife associated with other men and that she refused to prepare his meals, compelling him to eat at a restaurant.
  • 24 Jul 1926 Mrs. Florence VanGundy, 4317 Holton avenue asked a divorce from Sheridan VanGundy in a complaint alleging that he often swore at her, called her vile names and severely beat her. She asks the custody of a child.
  • 24 Jul 1926 Mrs. Fay Poinsette was granted a divorce from Aloysius Poinsette and awarded the custody of a minor child. The defendant was charged with its support. The plaintiff testified to cruel and inhuman treatment.
  • 24 Jul 1926 George Evans filed a cross-complaint for divorce from his wife, Mrs. Pearl Evans, in which he named one Ed Moore as co-respondent.
  • 27 Jul 1926 Mrs. Leatha Worden filed suit for a divorce from Harold Worden yesterday, alleging that her struck and beat her and also that he was convicted of forgery in the circuit court about a year ago. The couple married February 19, 1924, and separated July 2, 1926.
  • 27 Jul 1926 Mrs. Edith Bender, Hanna street, filed suit for a divorce from Daniel Bender charging that he abandoned her two years ago.
  • 27 Jul 1926 Mrs. Eva Klug, 1615 Wells street, sued Martin B. Klug for divorce alleging that he is lazy and indolent and that he failed to support her properly.
  • 27 Jul 1926 Paul Williams was granted a divorce from Mrs. Lucie Williams on a charge of cruel and inhuman treatment. He is prohibited from marrying for a period of two years.
  • 27 Jul 1926 Mrs. Dora Smith was given a divorce from Winifred Smith on charges of cruel and inhuman treatment. She cannot marry again for two years, because the divorce was obtained by publication.
  • 27 Jul 1926 Maurice Stevens was granted a divorce from Mrs. Alice Stevens on charges of cruel and inhuman treatment. The defendant was given the household furniture. The couple was married in 1921.
  • 27 Jul 1926 Mrs. Marie Steele filed a motion to compel F. M. Steele to make his cross-complaint for divorce specific.
  • 28 Jul 1926 Mrs. Laura Leonard, Monroe township, asked a divorce from Willard Leonard in which she charged that he falsely accused her of associating with other men and that he failed to buy sufficient clothing for her. She also asked $500 alimony. The couple was married in 1922 and separated in 1926.
  • 28 Jul 1926 Mrs. Rose Wahrenburg, living on rural route 6, asked a divorce from Henry Wahrenburg and $1,000 alimony. The plaintiff alleged that her husband was cold and indifferent and that he often cursed her.
  • 28 Jul 1926 Mrs. Edith Bork, of Monroeville, filed suit for a divorce from Henry Bork in a complaint claiming that her husband has locked the doors of his home against her. She also charged non-support.
  • 28 Jul 1926 Mrs. Rhoda Jensen, Hess street, filed suit for a divorce from William Jensen charging cruel and inhuman treatment. The couple was married in 1919.
  • 28 Jul 1926 Henry Rush filed a cross-complaint for a divorce from Mrs. Rebecca Rush, alleging that she threatened to take his life. The couple was married in 1904.
  • 28 Jul 1926 Mrs. Allie Henshew was granted a divorce from Edward Hanshew on her testimony that he is a habitual drunkard.
  • 28 Jul 1926 Mrs. Elise Lee was granted a divorce from Herman Lee by Judge Charles J. Ryan. She said that she and her husband had separated several time and that he had ordered her to stay away.
  • 29 Jul 1926 Clara Smith, 2145 Ontario street, filed suit for a divorce from Asa Smith, alleging cruelty and nonsupport.
  • 29 Jul 1926 Charles O. Ruch filed a cross-complaint for divorce from Elsie Ruch, alleging that she has gone to live with another man.
  • 29 Jul 1926 Elnora Marie Weirick was granted a divorce from William Russell Weirick. The plaintiff testified that her husband associated with other men.
  • 30 Jul 1926 Mrs. Effie Bradley filed suit for a divorce from Dudley Bradley yesterday in which she charged that he had expressed the wish that her children would die of drowning. She also alleged that her husband was cruel to her and that he failed to properly provide for her. The couple was married 10 years ago.
  • 30 Jul 1926 Mrs. Emma Horn asked $5,000 alimony in a suit for divorce filed against William Horn. She alleged that he has been guilty of cruel and inhuman treatment. Mr. and Mrs. Horn were married a quarter of a century ago.
  • 30 Jul 1926 Orville Myers was granted a divorce from Mrs. Gertrude Myers by Judge Charles J. Ryan. The plaintiff said that his wife refused to live with him.
  • 30 Jul 1926 Forest Roop was divorced from Mrs. Aminda K. Roop. He charged that his wife refused to keep house for him. The couple was married in 1905.
  • 31 Jul 1926 William F. Kammeyer, telegraph operator, residing at 2639 Fox avenue, complains against Mrs. Loretin Kammeyer in a divorce suit filed in superior court yesterday, alleging that his wife has left him six times in the little more than a year of their married life. He adds that she has a violent temper and nags continually at him.
  • 31 Jul 1926 A divorce and the custody of their two children is asked by Mrs. Rulie Lannen, 1214 Breck street, in a suit filed yesterday in superior court against James Lannen. She charges failure to provide, that he has struck and beat her, repeatedly threatened to take her life and curses and swears at her. They separated in June of last year after two years’ marriage.
  • 31 Jul 1926 Mrs. Evelyn Campbell, 1910 Oliver street complains in her suit for a divorce against William Campbell, that he left her last Christmas day without means of support when he learned he was being sought by police. Prior to his leaving he was frequently away from home and when there would curse and swear at her. They married January 1922.

  • 01 Aug 1926 Alleging that she and her husband had separated 11 times during their married life of eight years and that he had filed suit for divorce against her on four different occasions, Mrs. Catherine Peck, 818 Walnut street, yesterday sued Harley Peck for divorce. Mrs. Peck charged that her husband struck her and frequently accused her of un-chastity.
  • 01 Aug 1926 Clarence S. Baxter was granted a divorce from Minnie Baxter by Judge Charles J. Ryan in superior court. The plaintiff charged that his wife was cruel, made false accusations against him and called him vile names.
  • 01 Aug 1926 Mrs. Edna Bovine, 1323 Jackson street, sued William H. Bovine for divorce alleging that he drank to excess and that he falsely accused her. The couple was married in 1907.
  • 03 Aug 1926 Asserting that hardly a week has passed during their 24 years of married life but what her husband became intoxicated and that he deserted her last May 27 for the seventh time, Mrs. Anna Neireiter, 1217 Wall street, asks a divorce, $500 alimony and the custody of two of their children in a suit filed yesterday in superior court. Their other three children are married, she states. Mrs. Neireiter adds that her husband has never properly supported her and their children and that she has been required to do other than the regular household duties to help provide. He has also threatened to take her life, she claims. They married April 11, 1902.
  • 03 Aug 1926 Mrs. Elsie Foster, 702 St. Mary’s avenue, complains against Robert J. Foster in a new suit for divorce, alleging that he has struck her and on the day of their separation, last July 26, dragged her into the house from their front year and attempted to choke her. He has failed to properly provide for her and their child and contributed but 14 cents to their support during the week of July 25, she states. They married in 1923.
  • 03 Aug 1926 Mrs. Thelma M. Whitten complains John F. Whitten has left her five or six times, the last time in April of this year and asks that she be given a decree of divorce and the custody of their one child. He also stays out late at nights and failed to properly provide, she charges. They were married December 30, 1922.
  • 04 Aug 1926 As soon as John Ontario went to work his wife, Mrs. Zelma Ontario would take his automobile and go riding with other men, according to his complaint for divorce filed yesterday in superior court. The Ontario’s were married three years ago.
  • 04 Aug 1926 Mrs. Margaret Merz, 1030 Hamilton avenue, filed suit for a five-year separation from Nicholas Merz and asked $5,000 for support during the period. She asks the custody of two children, alleging cruel and inhuman treatment.
  • 04 Aug 1926 Mrs. Margaret Robinson filed suit for a divorce from Edway Robinson, alleging that he abandoned her.
  • 04 Aug 1926 Mrs. Garney Voorhees was granted a divorce from John Voorhees, charging that he has been convicted of robbery.
  • 05 Aug 1926 Claiming that during the last two years her husband has assumed the role of a drunkard to such an extent that it has affected his mind and ruined his health, Mrs. Gertrude Arnold, 911 Greenlawn avenue, asks a decree of divorce against Everett C. Arnold, in a new suit filed in superior court yesterday. She adds in her complaint that he is mean and quarrelsome, has struck and beat her and curses and swears at her. The restoration of her former name, Myers is asked by the wife. They married September 2, 1924, separating last April 29.
  • 05 Aug 1926 Mrs. Clara Donley, Cass street, complains her husband, Peter Donley works at the Rolling mills and when he comes home from work is careless and filthy about the house and when she speaks to him about being tidy, he files into a rage and curses and swears at her. She cites in the complaint also that he is 74 years of age and she but 51, which makes it more difficult for them to live together. They separated several days ago after three years’ marriage.
  • 05 Aug 1926 Harlem Brown, 420 East Main street charges in a divorce suit against Mrs. Dorothy Brown that she deserted him in September, 1921, after a year’s marriage and that he does not know her present where-abouts.
  • 05 Aug 1926 William H. Sovine, in his cross-complaint filed in superior court yesterday denies the allegation of Mrs. Edna Sovine and Claims that she failed to prepare his meals, mend his clothes or attend to other household duties properly.
  • 05 Aug 1926 A cross-complaint was filed in superior court yesterday by Lee R. Funk, charges that Mrs. Edna Funk continually nagged at him and told him she no longer cared for him. He asks the custody of their two children.
  • 05 Aug 1926 Harry Patterson was granted a divorce from Mrs. Florence Patterson on charges of desertion.
  • 05 Aug 1926 Mrs. Bertha Jeffries was granted a decree against Walter Jeffries. She charged that he has a quarrelsome disposition, nags and curses and swears at her. The court restored her former name, Jones.
  • 05 Aug 1926 Mrs. Irene Breeden won a decree against William C. Breeden on complaint that he remains away from home all night, has failed to properly provide and nagged and scolded her.
  • 06 Aug 1926 Mrs. Edith Paisley asks a decree of divorce against Leo Paisley and the restoration of her former name, Jones, in a suit filed yesterday in superior court. She charges that she and her husband separated in August of last year after three years’ marriage and that he has failed to provide for her for the last two years. His present whereabouts are unknown to her, she claims.
  • 06 Aug 1926 The divorce suit of Mrs. Rose Wahrenburg against Henry Wahrenburg was dismissed on a motion of the plaintiff.
  • 07 Aug 1926 Complaining that her husband has neglected her socially to keep company with another woman and that when she would speak to him about it he would tell her she could leave if she didn’t like it, Mrs. Lucy C. Bishop yesterday filed suit for a divorce against William D. Bishop and asks that she be allowed $1,000 alimony. She adds that at all times he is totally indifferent and negligent as to her welfare and happiness. They separated last July after 12 years’ marriage.
  • 07 Aug 1926 Mrs. Esther Brecht, Filmore street, asks a divorce from Merl Brecht in a suit filed in superior court yesterday, alleging that he squanders his money for intoxicating liquors and has brought her in the way of wearing apparel but one pair of shoes in the last year. They separated in July after a marriage of seven years.
  • 07 Aug 1926 Mrs. Orpha Howenstein, 542 Fairmount place, charges in a suit for divorce filed yesterday against Roy Howenstein that his desire for strong drink keeps him from retaining a job for any length of time and that she has been compelled to seek employment to provide for herself and their one child. He also curses and swears and abuses her, she claims. They were married in June, 1914, separating last July.
  • 08 Aug 1926 Marion Thomas was granted a divorce from Frederick Thomas. She told the court that her husband was a drunkard and that he often choked her.
  • 08 Aug 1926 Bertha B. Geise was granted a divorce from Jerome M. Geise and the plaintiff was given $175 alimony. The mother was given the custody of the daughter and the father was given the custody of the two sons.
  • 08 Aug 1926 William J. McCormick filed suit for divorce from Bertha McCormick, 1916 South Barr street. The plaintiff charged that his wife nagged at him and that she refused to cook his meals.
  • 10 Aug 1926 Complaining that she and their children were frequently forced to move because her husband would not pay the rent and that he would permit the landlord to take her clothes and toys of the children in payment for the rent, Mrs. Mabel Weibel, 1216 Broadway, yesterday filed suit in the superior court against Melvin Weibel. She adds in the complaint that he curses and swears at her and has struck and beat her and states the she was granted a divorce from him in December, 1923, after four years’ marriage, but remarried him in November, 1924, on his promise to do better.
  • 10 Aug 1926 Charles Mumma, residing on East Berry street, filed suit for a divorce in superior court yesterday alleging that his wife, Mrs. Myrtle Mumms, stays out late at nights on automobile rides with one Mr. Vanatta and another man, Mr. Smith, and when she would return home would strike and abuse him. She would also curse and call him vile names, he charges. They separated several days ago after nearly two years’ marriage.
  • 10 Aug 1926 Mrs. Mary C. Mudrack, 429 Fairmount place, asks a divorce from Peter P. Mudrack, alleging that he told her he would not live with her unless she worked and that she obtained employment and has been paying $3 weekly to her mother for caring for their on child.
  • 10 Aug 1926 Mrs. Maggie Jacobs, 1719 West State boulevard, charges her husband, Thomas Jacobs, is quarrelsome, has refused to buy clothes for her and is continuously finding fault when her children by a former marriage comes to visit with her.
  • 10 Aug 1926 Mrs. Bessie Lock, 709 Home avenue, asks a decree of divorce against Herbert Lock, asserting that he is of a jealous disposition, makes false accusations against her character and is continually quarreling with her.
  • 11 Aug 1926 Mrs. Mildred Floyd filed suit for a divorce from Clarence Floyd, alleging that he failed to support her properly and that he associated with women of bad repute. The couple was married in 1921 and separated in 1926.
  • 11 Aug 1926 Mrs. Dottie Pegg, East Taber street, asked a divorce from Theodore Pegg in a complaint in which she charged that he took other women to shows and places of amusement.
  • 11 Aug 1926 Mrs. Eva S. Tancey filed suit for a divorce from William E. Tancey, charging failure to provide.
  • 12 Aug 1926 Relating to the court how her husband is enamored over one Margaret Nord, of Ludington, Mich., and has been keeping company with her almost constantly since their separation last February, Mrs. Muriel B. Ellibee obtained a divorce decree against Burson B. Ellibee and was given the custody of their two children yesterday in superior court. Mrs. Ellibee stated that she and Mr. Ellibee were married in June 1913, and that he has failed to properly provide for her and the children for the last two years. He has admitted to her concerning his associations with the Nord woman and told her to go ahead and get a divorce, she charged. Mr. Ellibee is now residing in Muskegon, Mich.
  • 12 Aug 1926 Mrs. Caroline L. Shull, filed suit for a divorce from Guy Earl Shull in superior court yesterday alleging that he associates with other women and that in spite of his earning about $50 weekly as a drug clerk, she has been compelled to pay large sums of her own money toward the payment of obligations contracted by him. They separated last June 11 after 18 years’ marriage.
  • 12 Aug 1926 Answering the allegations of his wife in a divorce suit filed recently, John A. Mueller yesterday filed a cross-complaint charging that Mrs. Cora L. Mueller has falsely accused him of infidelity, has refused to talk to him for long periods of time and that she has been extravagant and squandered all his earnings for the last 25 years.
  • 13 Aug 1926 Answering the allegation of Charles Mumma in a divorce complaint that she refused to prepare his meals, Mrs. Myrtle Mumma stated in a cross-action filed in superior court yesterday that usually to prepare his meals was a physical impossibility in that he did not provide the food to prepare. She adds that he has struck and beat her until her face would be discolored for days and has exposed her to a disease.
  • 13 Aug 1926 Clarence L. Hosier, 533 East Suttenfield street, filed suit for a divorce from Mrs. Luella Hosier and asks the custody of their four children in a new action entered in superior court yesterday. He charges that she has refused to cook his meals, would not speak to him for days at a time and has told him that she was unhappy and urged that he get a divorce. They separated last July 25 after 13 years’ marriage.
  • 14 Aug 1926 Mrs. Anna May McCarthy, 1036 Swinney avenue, asks a decree against Harry McCarthy and that she be allowed the custody of their two children. They separated several days ago after eight years’ marriage.
  • 14 Aug 1926 Norman E. Burns, rural route No. 7, complains against Mrs. Patia Burns and asks the custody of their two children alleging that due to their incompatibility, life for himself and Mrs. Burns has become extremely unpleasant. They married in September, 1922, separating last August 9.
  • 14 Aug 1926 Mrs. Belle Rurode, wife of E. Carl Rurode, Jr., of the Rurode Dey Goods company, filed suit for a divorce in circuit court and asks that she be given the custody of their two children and allowed $50,000 alimony. Mr. Rurode, she charged, has neglected her continually, stays out late at nights and often times fails to return home for several nights in succession. They married June 2, 1910. The two children are Carl, 15 and Joseph, 12.
  • 15 Aug 1926 Lois Landis filed suit for a divorce from Clyde Landis, alleging failure to provide. The couple was married in 1924 and separated a short time ago.
  • 17 Aug 1926 Complaining that her husband makes false accusations against her character, has an ungovernable temper and curses and swears at her, Mrs. Almeda E. Porter filed suit in superior court yesterday against Merritt W. Porter asking a decree of divorce, $1,000 alimony and the custody of their one child. They separated last July after four years’ marriage.
  • 17 Aug 1926 Living together less than three months, George D. Trevey, 426 West Fourth street, filed a divorce suit against Mrs. Ruth Trevey, charging that with their union he discovered certain character traits of hers which makes it impossible for them to live together longer, especially since she admits she cannot be agreeable to him. They married May 1.
  • 17 Aug 1926 Mrs. Ethel Romans was granted a divorce from Roscoe C. Romans by Harry Kennerk, judge pro tem in superior court yesterday. She charged cruel and inhuman treatment and stated they separated last June after four years’ marriage.
  • 18 Aug 1926 Mildred Braden asked limited separation from Russel B. Braden, charging that he was cruel and that he drank liquor and visited gambling houses.
  • 18 Aug 1926 Harry DeWitt asked a divorce from Fern DeWill, alleging that she refused to make a fit home for him.
  • 19 Aug 1926 Mrs. Nellie S. French asks a divorce and $5,000 alimony from Louis French in a suit filed in superior court yesterday in which she alleges that her husband has beat and struck her until she was forced to undergo treatment by a physician and surgeon. He has also threatened to take her life, curses and swears at her and has failed to provide, she being required to take in roomers to provide her own livelihood, according to the complaint. They separated last July after nearly two years’ marriage.
  • 19 Aug 1926 Mrs. Carolina Wichern filed suit for divorce yesterday against John Wichern and asks that she be allowed $3,000 alimony and the custody of their four children. Her husband becomes intoxicated and on several occasions he has struck and beat her, she claims. He also associated with women of ill repute, it is stated. They separated several days ago.
  • 19 Aug 1926 Mrs. Minnie S. Shields, wife of Romie B. Shields, of the New York Dentists, obtained a decree of divorce in superior court yesterday, alleging that he is addicted to strong drink, has struck her and is otherwise abusive. They married in July 1914, separating last May.
  • 20 Aug 1926 Charles F. Leonard, now residing in Monroeville, charges his wife, Mrs. Mary Leonard curses and calls him vile and indecent names and has falsely accused him of being intimate with strange women, in a divorce suit filed in superior court yesterday. They separated several days ago after less than a year marriage.
  • 20 Aug 1926 Mrs. Adela Pray, 1034 Forest avenue, asks a divorce from Earl D. Pray in a suit filed yesterday alleging that he is abusive and unkind in his manner towards her. They married in July, 1919, separating last August 18.
  • 20 Aug 1926 A decree of divorce is asked by Mrs. Nettie L. Deam, 1338 Barr street, in a suit filed in superior court yesterday against James E. Deam, asserting that her husband has failed to make proper provision for her support. They separated, the complaint states last May after more than six years’ marriage.
  • 21 Aug 1926 That her husband abandoned her no less than three times during the nine months they lived together and that on numerous occasions he has stayed out all night and would admit to her that he had been out with other women, is alleged by Mrs. Mary Beach, 405 East Washington boulevard, in a suit for divorce filed yesterday in superior court against Hunter Beach. She adds that he has never make proper provision for her support and that she worked to procure for herself the common necessities of life. They married October 22, 1925, and he abandoned her the last time on July 25 of this year, according to the complaint.
  • 21 Aug 1926 Mrs. Blanch C. Hiser, Pleasant township asks a decree of divorce against John A. Hiser, and $4,000 alimony in her suit for divorce filed yesterday in which she alleges failure to provide and that he has threatened her bodily injury. They parted several days ago after 22 years’ marriage.
  • 21 Aug 1926 Mrs. Rose Melvin, 3819 James street, complains against William Melvin, charging he has told her that he no longer loves her and has urged that she start proceeding for divorce. She asks that she be given the custody of their three children. They separated August 19 after eight years’ marriage.
  • 21 Aug 1926 A divorce decree and the restoration of her former name, Davis is sought by Mrs. Mildred Nicholson, Waynedale, in a suit against Henry Nicholson. He has falsely accused her of infidelity, failed to provide and curses and swears at her, she states. They parted several days ago following a married life of less than four years.
  • 21 Aug 1926 Mrs. Helen Garrett was awarded a divorce from Riley Garrett and she was given the custody of one child on charges of infidelity in superior court yesterday.
  • 21 Aug 1926 Mrs. Louise Brown was granted a decree against Alvin S. Brown. She complained her has made false accusations against her character, has threatened to take his own life and burn their property.
  • 21 Aug 1926 The divorce suit of Mrs. Caroline Wichern, 2026 Gay street against John Wichern was dismissed in superior court yesterday on a motion of the plaintiff.
  • 22 Aug 1926 Mrs. Marie Pommert, 1161 Harmar street, yesterday filed suit for a divorce from Frank Pommert, charging cruel and inhuman treatment.
  • 22 Aug 1926 Mrs. Ina Mills, 3331 New Haven avenue, asked a divorce from Phrat Mills in a complaint in which she charged that he associated with other women. She asks the custody of two small children.
  • 24 Aug 1926 Mrs. Gladys M. Forst, 2803 Gay street, filed suit for divorce from Earl M. Forst in superior court yesterday and asks that she be allowed the custody of their minor child. She charges in the complaint that her husband has failed to provide for her and the child for the last six months and that he has threatened to do her bodily harm.
  • 24 Aug 1926 The divorce suit of Charles F. Leonard against Mrs. Mary Leonard was dismissed.
  • 24 Aug 1926 The divorce suit of Gustave Kohn against Mrs. Berths Kohn was dismissed.
  • 25 Aug 1926 Mrs. Agnes King askes a divorce from Earl L. King, charging that he struck and beat her. The couple was married in 1923 and separated in 1926.
  • 25 Aug 1926 Mrs. Lucinthia C. Gallets sues William H. Gallets for a divorce. She charges that he cursed and swore at her. She asks the custody of a minor child.
  • 25 Aug 1926 Mrs. Dessie Garrard, 2413 South Hanna street asks a divorce from Ed Garrard in a complaint charging failure to provide.
  • 25 Aug 1926 Mrs. Farnham is suing Ivan Farnham for divorce, alleging nonsupport. She asks that her former name of Howard be restored.
  • 25 Aug 1926 Mrs. Minnie Clevinger was granted a divorce from DeClaire Clevinger. She alleged that her husband drank and that he failed to provide for her.
  • 26 Aug 1926 “Girls, beware plasterers,” is probably the advice to the lovelorn that is being given out by Mrs. Edith L. Loor, according to her divorce complaint filed yesterday in superior court against John M. Loor, in which she charges that her husband compels her to do a man’s labor by working beside him in his duties as a plasterer. She earns $4 daily which is added to the family income, she states, and adds that her husband has never furnished her a home, but seeks out light housekeeping rooms and when he gets behind with the rent moves. She has done extra cleaning and mending to pay off the rent bills, she claims, in order that her conscience might not bother her. The defendant also gets drunk, curses and beats her, she complains. She asks that her former name, Long be restored. They separated several days ago after five years’ marriage.
  • 26 Aug 1926 Mrs. Marie Rodebaugh, 1914 Pine street, asks a decree of divorce from Oral Rodebaugh in a suit filed in superior court yesterday, alleging that he has failed to make reasonable provision for the support of her and their minor child, that she has been compelled to seek employment and that her husband is abusive and calls her vile names. They married in March of last year, separating several days ago.
  • 26 Aug 1926 Mrs. Edith B. Rish charges her husband is sullen and refuses to speak to her and frequently stays out all night and will not tell her where he has been. They separated August 24, after nearly nine years’ marriage.
  • 26 Aug 1926 The divorce suit of Mrs. Maude Kirby against Jay Kirby was dismissed in superior court yesterday.
  • 26 Aug 1926 The divorce suit of Mrs. Blanche C. Hiser against John A. Hiser was dismissed in superior court yesterday.
  • 26 Aug 1926 The divorce suit of Mrs. Lillian B. Firestine against Henry R. Firestine was dismissed in superior court yesterday.
  • 27 Aug 1926 A divorce decree, the custody of three boys and $5,000 alimony is asked by Mrs. Ila Coffelt, Lake township, in a suit filed against Perry Coffelt in superior court yesterday. She charges that her husband curses her and has beat and struck her until she is afraid to live with him longer. They married in March, 1910, separating several days ago.
  • 27 Aug 1926 Theodore Pegg yesterday filed a cross-complaint to a divorce action entered several days ago against him in superior court by Mrs. Dottie Pegg, alleging that his wife has a cross and irritable disposition, has accused him of infidelity and complains to her friend and relatives of the way in which he is providing for her.
  • 27 Aug 1926 Mrs. Pauline Miller was awarded a divorce decree from Ray Miller and she was given the custody of their minor child on charges that her husband never provided a home for her and deserted her last March after five years’ marriage.
  • 27 Aug 1926 Mrs. Neva Reagan was awarded a decree against Edward Reagan on testimony that he called her vile names, threatened to kill her and has been confined to jail for disorderly conduct. They separated last May after little more than a years’ marriage.
  • 28 Aug 1926 Complaining that his wife drinks intoxicating liquor to excess and stays out nights until the “wee hours of the morning,” that she has an ungovernable temper, nags and is quarrelsome, Albert Christman was granted a decree of divorce against Mrs. Hazel Christman in superior court yesterday.
  • 28 Aug 1926 Mrs. Edith E. Beckford complains in a new suit for divorce filed yesterday in superior court that her husband, W. C. Beckford, has accused her falsely of un-chastity, nags and curses her and is continually finding fault. They married in February of last year, separating several days ago.
  • 28 Aug 1926 A divorce decree is asked by Mrs. Mary Unger in a suit filed in superior court against John Unger in which she charges that her husband has assaulted and beaten her, has never properly provided for her and last July deserted her after nearly 16 years’ marriage.
  • 28 Aug 1926 Mrs. Neetie Baker filed suit for a divorce from William D. Baker in superior court yesterday and asks that she be allowed the custody of their two children. Her husband has an ungovernable temper, curses and nags at her and is quarrelsome, she charges. They married in January, 1923, separating several days ago.
  • 28 Aug 1926 Mrs. Mary Joker, rural route No. 8 complains in a suit for divorce against Frank Joker, filed yesterday in superior court, that he objects to her calling on persons she desires to see and is continually finding fault with her. She asks the custody of their one child. They separated last June after three years’ marriage.
  • 29 Aug 1926 Mrs. Irene May Boyce wa granted a divorce from Carl Boyce and she was given the custody of two children. They married October 1, 1921, separating last January 26.
  • 29 Aug 1926 Mrs. Geneva Hickman was granted a decree against Cedric A. Hickman. They separated last March 30, after less than a years’ marriage.
  • 29 Aug 1926 Mrs. Ella McGaffrey, 804 Cottage avenue, filed suit for a divorce from George McGaffrey in superior court yesterday and asks that she be awarded the custody of one child and allowed $2,000 alimony. She charges failure to provide and that he falsely accused her with being intimate with strange men. They separated in June after 22 years marriage.
  • 29 Aug 1926 Earl M. Forst filed a cross-complaint to a divorce action of Mrs. Gladys E. Forst in superior court yesterday, alleging that his wife is quarrelsome, and was continually nagging at him for more money that he was able to spare. She left home in a fit of anger on one occasion, he charges.
  • 31 Aug 1926 Asserting that his wife nagged and scolded him continually after their marriage July 21, 1923, until she deserted him in November, 1925, Rudolph Elikofer yesterday filed suit in the superior court for a divorce from Mrs. Leona Elikofer.
  • 31 Aug 1926 Mrs. Laura Johnson, 1002 Eliza street, asks a divorce from Alexander Johnson in a suit filed yesterday in superior court in which she alleges that her husband has a bad disposition, curses and swears at her and has beat and struck her. They separated last August 23, after less than two years’ marriage.
  • 31 Aug 1926 Mrs. Helen J. Rutherford was awarded a decree of divorce against Charles Rutherford in superior court yesterday on charges that her husband drank intoxicating liquor to excess and abandoned her in 1923 after a short marriage.

  • 01 Sep 1926 Mrs. Ida Coffelt filed an action for a divorce from Perry Coffelt. The couple reside in Lake township. The wife asks for a divorce, $5,000 alimony and the custody of their three children, George, Gaylord and Gerald, the latter being but 8 months old. They were married in 1910. She charges her husband with cruel and inhuman treatment and states in her complaint the he frequently beat her.
  • 01 Sep 1926 Judge Harry F. Kennerk in the superior court yesterday morning refused the request of Mrs. Annabelle Papier for a divorce from Joseph Papier. Part of the evidence had been heard Monday. The court said there was not sufficient evidence to warrant the granting of a divorce.
  • 01 Sep 1926 Ethel Jones filed a suit for divorce from William Jones. Curel and inhuman treatment is charged, and the wife states that her husband also threatened her bodily harm and that he has refused to provide a home for her. She wants the court to restrain him entering her present home at 2225 Gay street.
  • 01 Sep 1926 Thomas Bells is the plaintiff in an action filed against Ruby Bells. They were married in 1900, and she deserted him in 1923 and refuses to return to his home.
  • 01 Sep 1926 Nettie Baker wants a divorce from William Baker. She charges cruel and inhuman treatment and asks the court to restrain him from entering her present home. She asks the he be ordered to pay her $12 a week while the case is pending, for the support of herself and two small children. She also asks the custody of the children.
  • 01 Sep 1926 Ethel E. Beckford filed suit against Wid C. Beckman. She charges her husband with cruel and inhuman treatment.
  • 01 Sep 1926 Mary Joker seeks a divorce from Frank Joker. Cruel and inhuman treatment is the charge.
  • 01 Sep 1926 May Unger asks for a divorce from john Unger. The complaint states that they were married in 1910 and the he deserted her in July, this year.
  • 02 Sep 1926 Charging that her husband would falsely accuse her of infidelity when in fact he was the one that was untrue and was associating with other women, Mrs. Marie Waldon, 444 Wallace street asks a divorce from Floyd Waldon in a suit filed in superior court yesterday. She adds that he cursed and swore at her and would stay out late nights. They separated several days ago after less than a years’ marriage.
  • 02 Sep 1926 Mrs. Georgia Suter, 1510 Spy Run avenue, asks a divorce from Carl Suter and that she be allowed the custody of two children. She alleges that her husband associates with other women and when she would speak to him about it he would answer that it was none of her business. He has also told her to get a divorce, she claims. They married in October, 1909, separating August 31 this year.
  • 02 Sep 1926 A suit for divorce was filed by Cleston G. Erb, 1517 Oakland street, against Mrs. Helen E. Erb in superior court yesterday, alleging that the wife has told him that she no longer cares for him and urged him to get a divorce. They lived together nearly two years, separating last August 30.
  • 02 Sep 1926 Floyd Boissonet answered the allegation of Mrs. Esther Boissonet in a divorce suit filed recently, charging that she associates with other men and has admitted it to him. He asks that the custody of their child be awarded his grandmother, Mrs. Charles Beahrs, of Maples, who now has the child.
  • 02 Sep 1926 Mrs. Louise Smith filed suit in superior court against Edward Smith, asking that their marriage of last Monday be annulled. Mr. Smith, who is three times her age, misrepresented his earthly possessions to her and does not own large tracts of land in Florida, or is not in possession of a swelled bank account as he claimed, she charges. They separated Tuesday after less than 24 hours’ marriage.
  • 02 Sep 1926 Oliver Miller was granted a decree of divorce against Mrs. Louise May Miller yesterday in superior court, on testimony that she has accused him falsely of infidelity and has used abusive language in referring to her. They separated in April, 1923 after 21 years’ marriage.
  • 03 Sep 1926 A five-year separation from bed and board is asked in a complaint filed yesterday by Mrs. Bessie Gates against Herman Gates in the superior court. She charges cruel and inhuman treatment and asked that she be allowed the custody of their two children and that the husband be ordered to pay $25 weekly for the support of herself and children during the separation. They married in January, 1916, separating several days ago.
  • 04 Sep 1926 A decree awarding Mrs. Cora L. Mueller separation from bed and board from John A. Mueller for a period of one year was entered in superior court yesterday. The entry is the first providing for limited separation that has been entered in superior court for some time. The wife was awarded the custody of a minor child and the father ordered to pay $20 a month for its support. Mrs. Mueller charged cruel and inhuman treatment.
  • 04 Sep 1926 Hunter Beach filed a cross-complaint to a divorce action by Mrs. Mary Beach in superior court yesterday alleging that his wife associates with other men for immoral purposes and attends public dances, oftentimes staying out the greater part of the night.
  • 04 Sep 1926 Mrs. Jeannette W. Reichard, 1211 Cass street, filed suit for a divorce from Kenneth J. Reichard in superior court yesterday, charging that he associates with other women, stays out late at nights and has failed to provide. She asks the custody of their one child.
  • 04 Sep 1926 Cruel and inhuman treatment is charged by Mrs. Adlena Meyer, 3013 Reed street, in an action for divorce against Fred W. Meyer, filed in superior court yesterday. She asks the custody of their one child and states that they separated February 17, 1923, after more than 22 years’ marriage.
  • 05 Sep 1926 C. Frank Bodell asks a divorce from Mayme E. Bodell, claiming his wife has frequently told him that she did not care if he got a divorce, and also that she has refused to return to his home and perform the duties of a wife. They were married in 1907 and separated August 7, this year.
  • 05 Sep 1926 John A. Mueller, whose wife was granted a one year’s separation in fuperior court Friday, denied yesterday the Mrs. Mueller has been awarded the custody of a minor child. He said there are no minor children. He was ordered to pay $10 a month to his wife, who charged cruel and inhuman treatment.
  • 08 Sep 1926 Mrs. Edith Booher filed suit for a divorce from Ollie Booher, alleging failure to provide. The couple was married in 1924 and separated a short time ago.
  • 08 Sep 1926 Oscar Widner was granted a divorce from Mrs. Della Widner by Judge Charles J. Ryan in superior court. The plaintiff charged that his wife was quarrelsome, called him vile names and refused to do the housework.
  • 08 Sep 1926 The formal decree was entered by the court yesterday in the divorce case of Mrs. Bessie Klopfenstein against Jess D. Klopfenstein. Mrs. Klopfenstein gets a limited separation for a period of two years and the custody of her minor child. Mr. Klopfenstein must pay $87.50 a month for the support of the child. The defendant is given permission to see the child at all reasonable times.
  • 08 Sep 1926 Mrs. Nora Cooper, plaintiff in a suit for divorce from Andrew Cooper, was granted the custody of their child yesterday after the hearing of a habeas corpus action brought by her. She claimed her husband has been holding the child on Pape avenue.
  • 09 Sep 1926 Asserting that her husband has told her he loves another woman and urged her to get a divorce that he might marry the newly discovered, Mrs. Nora Miller, 2732 South Hanna street, filed action in superior court yesterday against Oscar Miller, asking the she be allowed a 10-year limited separation and that she be given the custody of three children. Her husband becomes angry upon the slightest provocation, curses her, on one occasion struck her and drew a revolver threatening to kill her, she charges. He has also threatened to chloroform her, the wife adds. They married January 17, 1904, separating several days ago. They have six children, three of which make provision for themselves, the complaint set out.
  • 09 Sep 1926 Mrs. Lula Clapp asks a five-year separation from bed and board from Don C. Clapp in a suit filed in superior court yesterday, in which she alleges that her husband has failed to provide, associated with another woman and deserted her several day ago after nearly seven years’ marriage.
  • 09 Sep 1926 Cruel and inhuman treatment is charged in a suit for divorce filed yesterday in superior court by Mrs. Mary A. Minneker, 315 Fourth street against Robert Minneker.
  • 09 Sep 1926 Henry W. Zumbro was granted a divorce decree against Mrs. Anna C. Zumbro by Judge Charles J. Ryan in superior court yesterday on charges of cruelty. They separated last June after 31 years’ marriage.
  • 10 Sep 1926 Mrs. Bessie Lucile Clark, wife of James R. Clark, former police patrolman, who was discharged recently for failure to pay his bills, has entered suit in superior court for a two-year separation from bed and board, alleging that he has admitted to her of his associations with on Madeline Fite. Her husband, she claims has asked her to get a divorce in order that he might marry the other woman who is said to be in a delicate condition. She also adds that her husband has requested her to go out on “wild parties.” They have three children of whom she seeks the custody during the separation and asks that she be allowed $22.50 a week for their support. They separated last month after 14 years’ marriage.
  • 10 Sep 1926 Mrs. Nellie S. French, 608 West Jefferson street filed suit against Louis French in superior court yesterday asking a divorce decree and that she allowed $5,000 alimony. She alleges that her husband has struck and beat her with such violence that she was required to seek medical attention. He also has threatened to take her life and has failed to provide, she claims. The married in December 1924, separating last July.
  • 10 Sep 1926 Asserting that her husband is an habitual drunkard, curses and swears at her and has failed to make reasonable provision for her support, Mrs. Goldie A. Williams, 424 East Madison street filed suit for a divorce from Truman L. Williams in superior court yesterday. They separated last September after more than 11 years’ marriage.
  • 10 Sep 1926 Mrs. Mary Crawford was granted a decree of divorce against Sherman Crawford in superior court yesterday by Judge Charles J. Ryan on charges of failure to provide for over two years. She was also awarded the custody of their three children. They separated in May, 1924 after less than six years’ marriage.
  • 11 Sep 1926 After a marriage of more than 46 years, Michael F. Welch, 1109 Cass street, a retired railwayman, filed suit for absolute divorce from Mrs. Margaret Welch in superior court yesterday. They married June 30, 1880, separating last September and all children of the couple have now reached their majority, the complaint states. Mr. Welch complains that for the past 10 years his wife has treated him in a cruel and inhuman manner, calling him vile and filthy names and falsely accusing him of associating with other women. The wife also insists and for a number of years has kept certain of her relatives at their home for months at a time without any pay from them for their board and when he would object to their extended visits, Mrs. Welch would tell him to keep still and mind his own business, he complains.
  • 11 Sep 1926 Mrs. Jane Adams, 1603 Lantz avenue, filed suit in superior court yesterday for a divorce from Henry B. Adams, pharmacist, and asks that she be allowed the custody of their minor child. She charges that he has constantly nagged and threatened her and has failed to provide for the last two years. They separated last September after six years’ marriage.
  • 11 Sep 1926 A divorce decree was granted Mrs. Ruby R. Ferrell against Melvin H. Ferrell by Judge Ryan in superior court yesterday and the wife was allowed the custody of their two minor children on charges of cruelty. They married April 15, 1917, separating last July.
  • 11 Sep 1926 Judge Ryan dismissed the divorce suit yesterday of Mrs. Bertha Bryant against George Frederick Bryant.
  • 11 Sep 1926 Judge Ryan dismissed the divorce suit yesterday of Mrs. Hazel M. Doyle against Francis J. Doyle.
  • 11 Sep 1926 Judge Ryan dismissed the divorce suit yesterday of Mrs. Ruth Herman against John Herman.
  • 12 Sep 1926 Garland E. Roby liked his automobile better than he liked his wife and child, according to a complaint for divorce filed in superior court yesterday by Mrs. Elmira Roby. Mrs. Roby said her husband told her that he liked his automobile better that he liked his family. The plaintiff alleged that her husband would remain away from home until late in the night, leaving her and an infant child alone. The couple married in 1924 and separated a short time ago.
  • 12 Sep 1926 Mrs. Mary Wasson, 715 Clay street filed suit for a divorce from Harry Wasson, alleging desertion. She asks the custody of a son, Warren.
  • 12 Sep 1926 Mrs. Gertrude L. Handenschild was granted a divorce from Raymond Handenschild and was given the custody of their child. The father was ordered to pay $7.00 a week for its support. Cruelty was charged.
  • 14 Sep 1926 Complaining that on numerous occasions her husband has told her that he wished he never had married, Mrs. Christal Roller, 4531 Warsaw street, filed suit for a divorce from Elmer Roller in superior court yesterday and asks that her former name, Roe be restored. She adds that her husband has never provided for her and that her parents have supported both she and her husband, they even paying his hospital expenses. Mr. and Mrs. Roller married in October, 1923, separating several days ago.
  • 14 Sep 1926 Mrs. Blanche O. Clark, 1705 Columbia avenue, filed suit in superior court yesterday for a divorce against Bert N. Clark and asks that she be allowed $2,000 alimony. He drinks to excess, becomes violent and abusive and has struck and beat her, she charges. They separated September 11, after a marriage of nearly 22 years. Their two children are both over 21 years of age.
  • 14 Sep 1926 On a charge of cruel and inhuman treatment Homer Swihart divorced Mrs. Goldie Swihart and he was given the custody of their two children.
  • 14 Sep 1926 Faye Stephan obtained a divorce from Ralph W. Stephan and each were given the custody of one child.
  • 14 Sep 1926 Mrs. Opal Hanes was granted a divorce from Herbert L. Hanes and her former name, Kariger was restored. The husband was allowed the custody of the child.
  • 14 Sep 1926 Judge Ryan dismissed 15 actions for divorce yesterday as follows: Mrs. Cora Newport against Edward Newport; Mrs. Della Widner against Oscar R. Widner; Mrs. Faye Lovell against Thomas Lovell; Carl A. Ostrom against Mrs. Catherine M. Ostrom; Mrs. Jeffa Woods against Artemus Woods; Mrs. Justine Gould against Christopher Gould; Mrs. Gladys Filer against Herbert Filer; Mrs. Rose St. Clair against Walter St. Clair; Mrs. Lucile Wright against Ross T. Wright; Jesse O. Carpenter against Mrs. Amanda Carpenter; Mrs. Pearl Wood against Edward F. Wood; Mrs. Frona M. Otto against Alva C. Otto; Mrs. Louise Beamer against Edward Beamer; Harlan J. Larimore against Mrs. Grace C. Larimore and Mrs. Stella Suggs against William Suggs.
  • 15 Sep 1926 Alleging that his wife went to Detroit with five other women and men to get some intoxicating liquor and that they remained away from Fort Wayne all night, Bradle Peters yesterday filed suit for a divorce from Mrs. Talitha Peters. The plaintiff also alleged that his wife had spent 60 days in the woman’s prison. The couple married in 1923.
  • 15 Sep 1926 Stanley Walser filed suit for a divorce from Mrs. Ruth Walser to whom her was married in 1919. Walser claims that his wife abandoned him.
  • 15 Sep 1926 Mrs. Mary Obetzna, 1921 John street filed suit for a two-year separation from Tony Obetzna, charging cruel and inhuman treatment. She avers that her husband beat and choked her until she was black in the face. The couple married in 1905 and separated recently.
  • 15 Sep 1926 Mrs. Lillian Michaels, 439 Lasselle street filed suit for a divorce from Clarence Michaels. The plaintiff alleged that her husband failed to support her and that he was cruel to her.
  • 15 Sep 1926 Mrs. Anne Fleck was granted a divorce from Clarence D. Fleck. The plaintiff testified that her husband struck her.
  • 15 Sep 1926 The divorce case of Goldie Yeagley against Charles Yeagley was dismissed in superior court yesterday.
  • 15 Sep 1926 The divorce case of Waldo Mills against Hazel S. Mills was dismissed in superior court yesterday.
  • 15 Sep 1926 The divorce case of Grover Ringwalt against Mildred Ringwalt was dismissed in superior court yesterday.
  • 16 Sep 1926 Complaining that his wife lived with him less than one week and then left him, LeRoy Weaver obtained a decree of divorce from Mrs. Violet Weaver in superior court yesterday. They married December 18, 1925, separating December 24. The marriage was the second one for both.
  • 16 Sep 1926 Mrs. Ellen Connelly divorce David Connelly and she was granted $900 by Judge Charles J. Ryan yesterday on charges that her husband had left her on three different occasions, the last time on May 13, of this year, and had never returned.
  • 16 Sep 1926 Mrs. Flossie Ketterman obtained a divorce from Codie Ketterman and her former name, Fitzwater was restored.
  • 16 Sep 1926 Mrs. Pearl M. Koher, 1420 Green street, filed suit in superior court yesterday for a divorce from Frank M. Koher, and askes that she be allowed $5,000 alimony. He has accused her of infidelity and has threatened to get a divorce, she claims. Their one child is now married. They separated yesterday after 23 years’ marriage.
  • 16 Sep 1926 Five suits for divorce were dismissed yesterday by Judge Charles J. Ryan as follows: Mrs. Emma Bercot against Frank J. Bercot; Mrs. Opal Anderson against Clarence Anderson; Mrs. Bertha Jones against Albert Jones; Mrs. Purl Munger against Lee Munger and Clayton Driver against Mrs. Claris Driver.
  • 17 Sep 1926 Failure to provide is alleged by Mrs. Mabel Jones, 1811 Prince street, in a suit for divorce filed against Alfred Jones in superior court yesterday. She asks the custody of their one child. They married in August 1921, separating several days ago.
  • 17 Sep 1926 Judge Charles J. Ryan granted a decree yesterday annulling the marriage of Russell J. Gordon and Mrs. Dorothy Gordon.
  • 17 Sep 1926 The divorce action of Mrs. Lizzie Roberts against Walker Robert was dismissed.
  • 17 Sep 1926 The divorce action of Ernest Williams against Mrs. Elsie Williams was dismissed.
  • 18 Sep 1926 Complaining that her husband would not trust her ability in purchasing foodstuffs and would personally purchase the clothes that he deemed necessary for her and their two children, Mrs. Sadie Shoemaker, 1407 Spring street, yesterday filed suit in superior court for a one-year separation from Earl Shoemaker and asks that she be allowed the custody of the children, $1,000 alimony and support money. She adds that he has not given her over $5 for herself and children with in the last six months and that the things her husband does buy are far from adequate. Mr. Shoemaker also stays away from home for several days and nights at a time, she complains, and dissipates his earning for strong drink.
  • 18 Sep 1926 Mrs. Nellie E. Liniger, 1217 Burgess street complains against Roger R. Liniger in a suit for divorce file yesterday, alleging that he has beaten her at times until her body would be black and blue from his abuse. He has also failed to provide, curses her and has threatened to take her life, she claims. She asks that she is allowed $1,000 alimony. They separated several days ago after five years’ marriage.
  • 18 Sep 1926 His wife not only associates with other men away from her home but encourages them to come to the house and visit her, Richard W. Wustenfeld charges in a suit for divorce filed yesterday in which he also alleges that Mrs. Ruth G. Wustenfeld stays out late at nights and abandoned him and their child last July 2 after nearly seven years’ marriage. He seek the custody of the child.
  • 18 Sep 1926 Mrs. Velma Wilson was awarded a divorce from Loren D. Wilson and her former name, Owens was restored on complaint that her husband has failed to provide and associated with other women. They married December 12, 1924, separating last April.
  • 18 Sep 1926 Mrs. Isa Parker was granted a divorce from Edwin Parker on charges that he has been convicted of a felony.
  • 18 Sep 1926 The divorce suit of Mrs. Pauline Heddinett against Benjamin Hoddinett was dismissed.
  • 18 Sep 1926 The divorce suit of Arthur L. Custer against Alice E. Custer was dismissed.
  • 21 Sep 1926 Almira Firth was granted a divorce from Edwin H. Fifth on her testimony that her husband was a habitual drunkard.
  • 21 Sep 1926 Violet Myers was divorced from Wayne Myers. The plaintiff testified that Myers was quarrelsome and that he made false accusations against her.
  • 21 Sep 1926 Cora Peterson was divorced from Claude Peterson on charges of failure to provide and cruelty.
  • 21 Sep 1926 Jesse Bear told the court the Gwendolyn Bear left him without cause. He was granted a divorce, but will be forbidden to remarry for two years.
  • 21 Sep 1926 Ralph Taylor asked a divorce from Emma Taylor, alleging that she has been unfaithful.
  • 21 Sep 1926 Elbert Noble sued Georgia Noble for divorce, charging that she refused to follow him when he went to Arkansas to obtain a better position.
  • 21 Sep 1926 William Green, colored, filed suit for a divorce from Mercy Green charging profanity and cruel treatment.
  • 21 Sep 1926 The divorce suit of Grace E. Adams against Arthur R. Adams was dismissed.
  • 21 Sep 1926 The divorce suit of Thomas Gater against Myrtle Gater was dismissed.
  • 22 Sep 1926 Mrs. Marie Arnold, 404 East Berry street filed suit for a divorce from John E. Arnold yesterday afternoon. She asked $10,000 alimony. Mrs. Arnold charged that her husband stayed out late of nights and that he was abusive to her. The couple married in 1918 and separated recently.
  • 22 Sep 1926 Albert Stolte was granted a divorce from Estella Stolte by Judge Charles J. Ryan in superior court. Stolte testified that his wife took everything from their home that was paid for and went to Chicago. He also charged that she cursed and swore at him.
  • 22 Sep 1926 The following suits for divorce were dismissed in circuit court: Allie Henshew against Edward Henshew; Magnolia Herman against Walter Daniel Herman; John F. Szink against Ella Szink; Mabel Stokes against William Stokes; Gertrude Arnold against Everett G. Arnold; Elizabeth Butler against Logan Butler; Mary Yingling against George Yingling; Grace Viney against Paul Viney; Nellie Mix against William Mix; Martha Agler against Gaylord Agler; Gertrude Ricker against Leo M. Ricker; Janice O. Slemp against Clarence B. Slemp; George W. Williams against Etta Williams.
  • 23 Sep 1926 One month of wedded bliss was enough for Mrs. Julia Fisher who filed suit for a divorce from Glen W. Fisher. She charged failure to provide and cruel and inhuman treatment. The couple married August 16 of this year and separated September 18.
  • 23 Sep 1926 Barton Collins asked a divorce from Alice Collins to whom he was married on June 19 and from whom he separated July 25. He said his wife refused to cook his meals, associated with strange men and stayed out late of nights.
  • 23 Sep 1926 The divorce suit of Goldie May Burdoine against Oren Burdoine was dismissed.
  • 24 Sep 1926 Alleging that his wife, Emma struck him with a chair and threatened to shoot him with a gun, Theodore L. Cuerin yesterday filed suit for divorce. The couple was married in 1902 and separated in 1924.
  • 24 Sep 1926 Mrs. Fern E. Howe, 516 Fairfield avenue sued Melvin Howe for divorce and $4,000 alimony. She also asks the custody of two children. Howe was cruel and nagged at her, she said.
  • 24 Sep 1926 Mrs. Catherine Spanburg, 118 Eureka street asks a divorce from John W. Spanburg, alleging that he often came home in a drunken condition and quarreled at her. She asks $2,000 alimony. The couple owns some property in Avilla.
  • 24 Sep 1926 Mrs. Eileen Meyer, 1323 McCulloch street asked a divorce from Joseph Meyer. The complaint cites no specific grounds.
  • 24 Sep 1926 Mrs. Valeria Scheuerer filed suit for a divorce from George Scheuerer, alleging that he made false accusations against her.
  • 24 Sep 1926 Mrs. Florence Van Gundy is plaintiff in a complaint asking a divorce from Sheridan Van Gundy on a charge of failure to provide and desertion of her and her child.
  • 24 Sep 1926 Mrs. Bertha Tyler, 722 West Washington boulevard sues Fred Tyler, charging cruel and inhuman treatment.
  • 24 Sep 1926 Daniel Omspacher askes a divorce from Christina Omspacher charging cruel and inhuman treatment.
  • 25 Sep 1926 Mrs. Charlotte Smith was granted a divorce from James E. Smith yesterday afternoon in superior court. She testified that her husband had been guilty of cruel and inhuman treatment and that he has been sentenced to serve a term on the state penal farm.
  • 25 Sep 1926 Mrs. Hilda E. Bassett filed suit for a divorce from Charles E. Bassett charging incompatability of temperament. The couple married in 1917 and separated a short time ago.
  • 26 Sep 1926 Sylvia King asks a divorce from Lester King, 130 West Lewis street, charging that he cursed and nagged at her.
  • 26 Sep 1926 Loretta Gilman filed suit for divorce from Clifford Gilman, charging failure to provide.
  • 26 Sep 1926 Donald F. Manter sued Margaret Manter, 219 East Dalman street for divorce, alleging that she falsely accused him of associating with other women.
  • 26 Sep 1926 Andrew G. Elnsiedel was granted a divorce from Florence Elnsiedel. He testified that she refused to perform her household duties and that she often absented herself from home.
  • 28 Sep 1926 Mrs. Alwilda Plummer was granted a divorce from Jacob E. Plummer, on her testimony that he gambled, came home intoxicated, and treated her with cruelty. She was granted the custody of a child and the father was charged with its support.
  • 28 Sep 1926 Mrs. Margaret Lininger won a divorce from Ray Lininger and was granted the custody of their children. She said that her husband failed to provide for her.
  • 28 Sep 1926 Mrs. Dora Haneline was granted a divorce from Jacob Haneline, on charges of desertion and failure to provide.
  • 28 Sept 1926 Charles E. Bassett, 4020 Indiana avenue, filed suit for a divorce from Hildegard E. Bassett, alleging that she wasted his money and that she ofen absented herself from home, remaining away all night. The couple married in 1917.
  • 29 Sep 1926 Mrs. Cora Engleman, living on the Upper Huntington road in Aboite township, yesterday filed suit for a divorce from Orus Engleman, charging him with failure to provide. The plaintiff said she had to work in order to support herself. The couple was married 27 years ago.
  • 30 Sep 1926 Forrest Bowers was granted a divorce from Mary Bowers by Judge Charles J. Ryan yesterday afternoon in superior court. The defendant’s former name of Mary Elleit was restored. Bowers charged that his wife was cruel to him.
  • 30 Sep 1926 Emma Horn was divorced from William Horn on her story that he was quarrelsome and cruel to her.
  • 30 Sep 1926 William Andrews was granted a divorce from Ruby Andrews. He said his wife had deserted him two years ago.
  • 30 Sep 1926 Anna O’Neal filed a cross complaint for divorce from William F. O’Neal, charging cruel and inhuman treatment.
  • 30 Sep 1926 Annabelle Papier who was plaintiff in an action against Joseph L. Pepier, charged that he quarreled and nagged at her. She asks the custody of their three minor children. The couple married in 1907.
  • 30 Sep 1926 William J. Slagle filed suit for a divorce from Hazel L. Slagle in a complaint charging that she stayed away from home of nights and associated with other men. The couple was married in 1923. There is one child.
  • 30 Sep 1926 Bertha Jones asked a divorce from Albert Jones, charging that her husband beat and struck her. The couple married in 1921. There are two children.
  • 30 Sep 1926 Vernon Foltz, 2214 South Webster street, filed suit for a divorce from Clara B. Foltz. He said he and his wife were married 12 years ago and have been unable to live peaceably together.

  • 01 Oct 1926 Complaining that during the 33 years of their marriage they have separated eight times and that her husband has failed to provide, her struck and beat her and called her vile names, Mrs. Catherine Heath yesterday divorced Mary Heath in superior court.
  • 01 Oct 1926 Mrs. Nora Duncan was granted a divorce in superior court yesterday against Lee Duncan and she was given the custody of their minor child on charges of failure to provide, cruelty and that he had threatened her bodily harm. They separated in July, 1925, after nearly eight years’ marriage.
  • 01 Oct 1926Leslie B. Mercer, 2725 South Calhoun street filed suit in superior court yesterday for a divorce from Mrs. Dorothy B. Mercer, alleging that she is lazy and indolent, refuses to do her housework and has an ungovernable temper, often cursing and swearing at him.
  • 01 Oct 1926 Cruel and inhuman treatment is charged by Ellsworth Shaw, 1129 South Clinton street in an action for divorce filed in superior court yesterday against Mrs. Cora D. Shaw. They separated in 1918 after 10 years’ marriage.
  • 02 Oct 1926 Complaining that her husband last June 16 took his clothes and told her he was never coming back, Mrs. Nettie E. Dumbauld, 409 East Washington Boulevard, filed suit for a divorce from Clyde R. Dumbauld superior court yesterday. He associates with other women and has cursed and beat her, she claims. They married in June, 1913 and she asks the custody of their one child.
  • 02 Oct 1926 Mrs. Elle Miller, 1418 Francis street filed suit for a divorce decree from Mitchell Miller in superior court yesterday, alleging that he has falsely accused her of infidelity, curses and swears at her and has struck and beat her. They separated on several previous occasions, it was stated. They married May 12, 1911 and have not lived together since last Wednesday.
  • 02 Oct 1926 Mrs. Lillian Bender was awarded a divorce decree from Theodore Bender, was given the custody of three children and allowed $1,042 alimony by Judge Charles J. Ryan in superior court yesterday. She testified that they have separated four times during their 11 years’ marriage and that he has made false accusation against her character.
  • 03 Oct 1926 Mrs. Irene Seagle, 1654 Third street, professional nurse, yesterday filed suit for a divorce from Harry Seagle, alleging cruelty and failure to provide. The couple was married in 1923. The defendant now resides in the state of New York.
  • 03 Oct 1926 Mrs. Ella Quisenburg sued James Quisenburg for divorce, alleging that her husband deserted her three years ago. The couple was married in 1904.
  • 05 Oct 1926 Asserting that her husband associates with other women, has struck her and called her vile names, Mrs. Helen Evans was awarded a decree of divorce from Lester E. Evans by Judge Charles J. Ryan in superior court yesterday. They separated last May after a year’s marriage.
  • 05 Oct 1926 Mrs. Lucy Baker, 1114 Summit street filed suit in superior court yesterday against Leo Baker for a divorce, alleging that he deserted her and their three children last October 1 after six years’ marriage and that he squanders his money for intoxicating liquor, often drinking to excess. She asks that she be allowed the custody of the children.
  • 05 Oct 1926 The divorce action of Mrs. Ann May McCarthy against Harry McCarthy was dismissed in superior court yesterday by Judge Ryan.
  • 06 Oct 1926 A suit for divorce and $2,000 alimony was filed in superior court yesterday afternoon by Velma Leora Keel against Rhue D. Keel. The plaintiff asks the custody of four minor children. She alleges that her husband threatened to kill her and that he struck and beat her.
  • 06 Oct 1926 Harold Kellams, East Main street filed suit for a divorce from Helen Kellams alleging cruel and inhuman treatment.
  • 06 Oct 1926 Violet Perkins asked a divorce from Harold Perkins in a complaint charging cruel and inhuman treatment.
  • 07 Oct 1926 Complaining that her husband has worked but four of the 19 months of their marriage, Mrs. Bertha M. Bryant, 909 Herman street, filed suit for a divorce from George F. Bryant in superior court yesterday. She adds that she has been forced to work to provide for herself and that her husband is guilty of associating with other women.
  • 07 Oct 1926 Mrs. Lillian Stephens, 1102 Dodge avenue filed suit for a divorce yesterday in superior court against Oliver B. Stephens, alleging her has a violent temper, is of a jealous disposition and is continually threatening to take her life. He also makes false accusations against her character, she charged. They separated several days ago after 21 years’ marriage. She asks the custody of three children.
  • 07 Oct 1926 Mrs. Opal Slusher, 309 East Wildwood avenue, asks a divorce decree against Wiley Slusher, and the custody of one child, charging he has refused to provide and has threatened to kill her.
  • 07 Oct 1926 Dell L. Hall, West Washington boulevard, alleges Mrs. Goldie May Hay left him in April, 1928, and reuses to live with him. He asks a divorce and the custody of two children.
  • 07 Oct 1926 A divorce decree was granted Mrs. Edith Paisley against Lee Paisley by Judge Ryan in superior court yesterday on testimony of the wife that her husband has failed to provide and that she has been compelled to seek employment. They separated in August, 1925, after three years’ marriage.
  • 08 Oct 1926 Mrs. Mabel Buchanan, 1108 Summit street filed suit for a divorce yesterday in superior court against Paul Buchanan, alleging that he has a violent temper, has struck her and on several occasions tried to kill her. She adds that he associates with other women. She asks the custody of their one child. They married in November, 1909 separating several days ago.
  • 08 Oct 1926 A decree of divorce is asked by Mrs. Bonabelle Clemenz, Washington township, against Harry T. Clemenz in a suit filed in superior court yesterday. She charges that her husband deserted her in September, 1924, while they were making their home in Chicago and had failed to provide for her for three years prior to that. They married in October, 1914. She also charges that he associates with other women and asks that her former name, Frederick be restored.
  • 09 Oct 1926 Her husband refuses to speak to her for months at a time, never accompanies her to church or places of amusement and keeps himself personally filthy, Mrs. Sophia Vonderau, 619 Fifth street, complains in a suit for 10-year separation filed in superior court yesterday against Peter W. Vonderau. They married in April 1890 and although they have been residing in the same house, they have not lived as man and wife since October, 1923 it is stated.
  • 09 Oct 1926 Mrs. Esther L. Adams, 235 West Jefferson street, filed suit for a divorce from Henry A. Adams, barber, in superior court yesterday alleging that he has failed to provide, has struck and beat and cursed her and has falsely accused her of infidelity. She asks that she be allowed the custody of their three children. The separated last July after six years’ marriage.
  • 09 Oct 1926 Failure to support her with the necessities of life, is charged by Mrs. Joy A. Wood, 3315 Smith street, in a suit for divorce filed yesterday in superior court against Paul J. Wood. The married January 13, 1924, separating last September 6.
  • 09 Oct 1926 Judge Charles J. Ryan yesterday in superior court awarded a decree of divorce to Mrs. Effie Bradley against Dudley Bradley on charges that he has failed to provide, is quarrelsome and has threatened her bodily injury. They separated last May after nearly 10 years’ marriage.
  • 09 Oct 1926 The divorce action of Mrs. Catherine Spanburg against John W. Spanburg was dismissed in superior court yesterday.
  • 10 Oct 1926 Mrs. Hannah Bartlett filed suit for a divorce from Harold Bartlett yesterday, alleging cruel and inhuman treatment. She also asks $500 alimony. The couple was married in 1920 and separated in 1926.
  • 10 Oct 1926 Mrs. Anna O’Neal was granted a divorce from William M. O’Neil on a cross complaint. She charged cruelty.
  • 10 Oct 1926 Harlan Brown was granted a divorce from Dorothy Brown. He charged that his wife deserted him more than two years ago.
  • 12 Oct 1926 Complaining that they separated October 7, after living together a little more than two months with a variable degree of failure, Mrs. Bessie Working, 2906 Lillie street filed suit for divorce against Albert Working in superior court yesterday. She adds that he has an incompatible disposition, a violent temper and treats her mean most of the time.
  • 12 Oct 1926 Mrs. Bessie Lock divorced Herbert Lock after four years’ marriage and her former name, Ternet was restored. She complained that her husband is jealous, quarrelsome and has made false accusations against her fidelity.
  • 12 Oct 1926 Mrs. Eva S. Tancey was granted a divorce from William E. Tancey and her former name, Kline restored, on charges of failure to provide. They separated last August 9, after two years’ marriage.
  • 12 Oct 1926 Mrs. Zelma Ontario complained of the cruelty of John Ontario and that he associated with other women and she was given a divorce. They married in September, 1923, separating last August.
  • 13 Oct 1926 Mrs. Dorothy Anderson, 1623 Boone street, filed suit for a divorce from Harry G. Anderson. In her complaint she alleged that although her husband posed as an interior decorator, he is in reality a professional gambler.
  • 13 Oct 1926 Mrs. Elizabeth Putt filed suit for a divorce from Benjamin Putt charging cruel and inhuman treatment.
  • 13 Oct 1926 Mrs. Hazel Lindner, 803 West Jefferson street asked a divorce from Robert C. Lindner, alleging infidelity.
  • 13 Oct 1926 Nicholas Polas sued Mrs. Edith Polas for a divorce claiming that she would leave his home for weeks at a time.
  • 13 Oct 1926 Mrs. Emma Kallenbach sued George Kallenbach, 506 Wallace street for divorce, charging cruelty.
  • 13 Oct 1926 Mrs. Blanche Patterson was granted a divorce from Walter Patterson on a charge of failure to provide.
  • 13 Oct 1926 Benjamin Tanco was divorced from Mrs. Hazel Tanco charging that he was quarrelsome and cruel.
  • 13 Oct 1926 Mrs. Margaret Manter, 302 Dalman street, filed a cross-complaint for divorce from Donald Manter. She charged that he failed to support her and that she had to appeal to her relatives for aid.
  • 13 Oct 1926 Mrs. Helen Kellams, 307 Mechanic avenue, filed a cross-complaint for divorce from Harold Kellams. She alleged that her husband struck and beat her.
  • 14 Oct 1926 Mrs. Frieda Korn filed suit for a divorce against Albert Korn in superior court yesterday alleging that her husband has told her he no longer cares for her and has urged that she get a divorce. She asks that she be allowed the custody of their two children. They married in October, 1918, separating several days ago.
  • 14 Oct 1926 The divorce suit of Mrs. Ella Miller against Mitchell Miller was dismissed in superior court yesterday.
  • 15 Oct 1926 Living together but three months, Mrs. Anna Bender yesterday filed suit for a divorce from Elmer Bender in the superior court, charging that he associates with other women. She asks that she also be awarded $500 alimony and that her former name, Carmer be restored. They married last Jun 17, separating September 18.
  • 15 Oct 1926 Mrs. Carrie Staver filed suit for a divorce from Harry Staver in superior court yesterday alleging that he abandoned her last August 3.
  • 15 Oct 1926 Mrs. Mary A. Hart was granted a divorce from John L. Hart in superior court yesterday on charges of cruel and inhuman treatment and her former name, Simmons was restores by Judge Charles J. Ryan.
  • 16 Oct 1926 Mrs. Erma E. Thomas was awarded a decree of divorce from Cleo Thomas by Judge Charles J. Ryan in superior court yesterday and her former name, Omapaugh was restored. She testified her husband has failed to provide, has been cruel to her and has on several occasions knocked her down.
  • 17 Oct 1926 A suit to dissolve their second marriage was filed yesterday by Mrs. Hazel Doyle against Francis J. Doyle. The complaint says that the first marriage of the couple was a failure and ended in divorce. Later they decided to try matrimony again, but with no better results. During their married life the couple has resided at 2020 Florida drive and 2002 Plaza drive.
  • 17 Oct 1926 Mrs. Lucille Meeks, 2406 East Brook drive filed suit for a divorce from Lloyd Meeks, charging that he struck, kicked and slapped her. She asks $1,000 alimony.
  • 17 Oct 1926 Mrs. Victoria Wright, Cedar Creek township filed suit for a divorce from David Wright charging abandonment.
  • 17 Oct 1926 Henry Waldman, 1813 Monroe street asked a divorce from Mrs. Clarus V. Waldman, charging desertion.
  • 17 Oct 1926 Mrs. Jossie Cunningham asked a divorce from James H. Cunningham charging failure to provide. The couple was married in 1903 and separated recently.
  • 17 Oct 1926 Mrs. Mildred Floyd was divorced from Clarence Floyd, who was convicted of embezzlement recently in circuit court. Mrs. Floyd was given the custody of their child and after Floyd returns from prison he will be compelled to pay $7.00 per week for the support of the child.
  • 19 Oct 1926 Francis J. Doyle broke all his promises of good behavior made to his wife, Mrs. Hazel M. Doyle, 2902 Plaza drive, last September 20 when he induced her to remarry him two months after she had been awarded a divorce, according to a complaint of the wife filed yesterday in circuit court for another decree of divorce. They separated the first time last March after 10 years’ marriage and she was divorced in July. Because of her husband’s earnest importunities and many promises she then remarried him in September and shortly after because she would not turn over certain properties to him, he became angry and has since refused to support her and their two children and has stated that he supported them for 10 years and now they should provide for him, she states. On October 13 they then separated for the second time and she says that although her husband, who she declares is of a very jealous disposition, promised to refrain from accusing her of associating with other men, he has renewed his false charges and she asks that she be granted another decree and the custody of their children.
  • 19 Oct 1926 Mrs. Callie E. Niles, 1335 Buchanan street asks a divorce and $1,000 alimony is a suit against Roy F. Niles, desertion being alleged.
  • 19 Oct 1926 Green Stone files for a divorce against Mrs. Lucy Stone, desertion being alleged.
  • 19 Oct 1926 Failure to provide is charged in the suit filed by Anna D. Bloom against Albert Bloom.
  • 19 Oct 1926 Mrs. Francis Marie Heflin filed suit for divorce against Otis D. Heflin charging failure to provide.
  • 19 Oct 1926 Mrs. Marie Kagey charges nagging and continually finding fault in her suit for divorce against Jay Kagey.
  • 19 Oct 1926 Mrs. Helen Roesner asks a two-year separation from George Roesner on charges that he associates with other women, is a habitual drunkard and calls her names.
  • 19 Oct 1926 Judge Charles J. Ryan awarded a decree of divorce to Mrs. Nora Long from Otis A. Long on a charge of cruel and inhuman treatment.
  • 19 Oct 1926 Mrs. Esther Boissnet was granted a divorce from Floyd Boissnet in superior court on a charge of cruel and inhuman treatment.
  • 19 Oct 1926 A divorce was awarded Mrs. Marcle Bireley against Clarence Bireley on the charge of cruel and inhuman treatment.
  • 19 Oct 1926 Mrs. Evelyn Bannister was awarded a decree of divorce from Floyd Bannister on the grounds of cruel and inhuman treatment.
  • 19 Oct 1926 Theodore Pegg was granted a decree of divorce against Mrs. Dottie Pegg on the grounds of cruel and inhuman treatment.
  • 20 Oct 1926 A good reason why no home should be without a library was given in a complaint for divorce filed yesterday by Albert Cothrell against Mrs. Ethel Cothrell. One of the charges made by the plaintiff is that his wife in a fit of anger, hit him with a book. The couple was married in 1919 and separated in 1926.
  • 20 Oct 1926 Mrs. Majorie Ewry filed suit for a divorce from Edgar P. Ewry, alleging that her husband failed to provide. The couple married in 1920 and separated in 1924.
  • 21 Oct 1926 Mrs. May Jones, 333 West Lewis street filed a suit for divorce from Russell Jones in superior court yesterday, charging that he has failed to support her and is addicted to strong drink, often spending his earnings in riotous conduct. They separated in June, 1924 after 10 years’ marriage.
  • 21 Oct 1926 Failure to provide is charged by Mrs. Mary Ray, Washington hotel, in a suit for divorce against Harry Ray, Whitley county onion farmer whom she separated from in February, 1924, after less than six months’ marriage. She asks that her former name, Case be restored.
  • 21 Oct 1926 Mrs. Eva Goodwin, Paulding road filed suit for divorce from John N. Goodwin on the charge of failure to provide. She asks that her former name, Sparrows be restored by the court and says she and her husband separated several days ago after five years’ marriage.
  • 21 Oct 1926 Judge Charles L. Ryan granted a decree of divorce yesterday to Mrs. Ethel L. Snodgrass against Merle I. Snodgrass on complaint that the husband is a habitual drunkard and has struck her. Her former name, Dove was also restored by the court. They separated last May 17, after less than four years’ marriage.
  • 22 Oct 1926 Complaining that her husband talks to himself and mumbles at all time, Mrs. Lillian Harwell, 711 East Jefferson street filed suit for a divorce from Thomas P. Harwell in superior court yesterday and asks that she be allowed the custody of their minor child. She adds that he drinks intoxicating liquors to excess and his dissipated and wasted away about $3,000 in property which she had when they married November 1, 1920. He has also made false accusations against her character, she charges. They separated last October 9.
  • 22 Oct 1926 Mrs. Mary Maxwell filed suit for a divorce from John Maxwell in superior court yesterday alleging that he gets drunk and comes home cursing and swearing at her, and that he has falsely accused her of associating with other men. They separated October 16, after less than a year’s marriage.
  • 22 Oct 1926 A decree of divorce was granted Mrs. Louis Landes against Clyde Landes and her former name, Lowdermilk, restored by Judge Charles J. Ryan yesterday. She complained he deserted her last March after less than two years’ marriage.
  • 22 Oct 1926 The divorce suit of William E. Kammeyer against Mrs. Loretta Kammeyer was dismissed in superior court yesterday.
  • 23 Oct 1926 Asserting that her husband has been cross and irritable a greater part of the time since their marriage in June, 1924, Mrs. Velma Van Osdale, 3840 Paragon street, filed suit for a divorce from Percy Van Osdale in superior court yesterday and asks that she be allowed $2,500 alimony. She adds that he is continually finding fault and has cursed and struck her. They separated last October 20.
  • 23 Oct 1926 A two year limited separation from bed and board is asked by Mrs. Annabelle Starr, 1315 Wall street in a suit for divorce against Earl F. Starr, in which she charges cruel and inhuman treatment. She also asks the custody of their one child during the separation. They were married August 1, 1925, separating last October 17.
  • 23 Oct 1926 Mrs. Ethel Bartaway was granted a decree of divorce from Gilbert Bartaway and her former name, Calder was restored by Judge Charles J. Ryan in superior court yesterday. She complained her husband associates with other women, gambles and has been cruel to her. They parted last February after less than five years’ marriage.
  • 24 Oct 1926 Mrs. Esther Nierman, 1804 Vesey avenue filed suit in superior court yesterday for a divorce from Martin Y. Nierman, alleging that he has refused to live with her and abandoned her recently after less than four years’ marriage.
  • 26 Oct 1926 Vern C. Dick filed suit for divorce against Mrs. Maxine Dick in superior court yesterday, complaining that she interferes in his employment and he is unable to hold a job. She also is constantly nagging him, curses and swears and seeks the company of other men, he adds. They separated several days ago after 17 months marriage.
  • 27 Oct 1926 Ray Ecker of Arcola was made defendant in a suit for divorce and $1,000 alimony filed yesterday by Mrs. Ruth Ecker. The plaintiff charges cruel and inhuman treatment. The couple was married April 3 of this year and separated on October 20. Mrs. Ecker charges cruel and inhuman treatment. She wants her maiden name of Ruth High restored.
  • 27 Oct 1926 Mrs. Dessie Garrard was granted a divorce from Ed Garrard. She testified that her husband was cruel to her, failed to provide properly and associated with other women.
  • 27 Oct 1926 Mrs. Lola Farnham was granted a divorce from Ivan Farnham on charges of cruel and inhuman treatment. She had her maiden name of Lola Howard restored. The plaintiff cannot remarry for a period of two years.
  • 27 Oct 1926 Mrs. Marcella Brown filed suit for a divorce from Raymond Brown alleging that her husband left her without sufficient money to provide for herself.
  • 27 Oct 1926 The divorce suit of Mrs. Mildred Braden against Russell B. Braden was dismissed.
  • 28 Oct 1926 Kenneth McMonigal, 1427 North Calhoun street filed suit for a divorce from Mrs. Marie McMonigal in superior court yesterday alleging that she refused to do her household duties and associates with other men, often staying away from home for long periods of time. They separated recently after little more than two years’ marriage.
  • 28 Oct 1926 Mrs. Lenore Hoock asked a two year limited separation from Carl S. Hoock, the custody of their one child and $4,000 alimony in a suit filed yesterday in superior court. She charges her husband strikes and beats her until she is black and blue and that he has slapped and otherwise mistreated their 10-months-old baby. They separated last September after 16 months’ marriage.
  • 28 Oct 1926 Mrs. Bessie L. Thayer, Lima road charges Charles F. Thayer has threatened to take her life with a gun he carries constantly.
  • 28 Oct 1926 Levie Tinker, 1240 Eliza street complains Mrs. Maggie Tinker deserted him recently in a divorce filed yesterday.
  • 28 Oct 1926 Judge Charles J. Ryan graced a divorce to Mrs. Helen Boch from Wayne Bock, and her former name, Kutsch was restored on charges of cruelty.
  • 28 Oct 1926 Mrs. Nellie S. French was granted a divorce from Louis French on complaint that he struck and beat her.
  • 28 Oct 1926 Mrs. Violet K. Orr obtained a divorce from Robert Orr on charges that he associates with other women and has failed to provide.
  • 30 Oct 1926 Separation from bed and board for a period of five years is asked by Mrs. Ethel Fern Wolford, 1230 Boone street, in a suit filed in superior court yesterday against Howard Wolford. She alleges he has failed to provide, has struck and beat her and cursed her. They separated several days ago after three years’ marriage.
  • 30 Oct 1926 Jewel Johnson, 1232 Kinsmoor avenue asked a divorce from Mrs. Hattie Johnson in a suit filed in superior court yesterday in which he claims his wife deserted him last March after 14 months’ marriage.
  • 31 Oct 1926 Alleging that her husband obtained a decree of divorce last July on representations that she had abandoned him when in reality he had deserted her, Mrs. Florence D. Shulander filed suit in superior court yesterday against Alfred A. Shulander, asking that the case be reopened and that she be allowed the decree.
  • 31 Oct 1926 Mrs. Agnes King was awarded a decree of divorce against Earl S. King by Judge Charles J. Ryan in superior court yesterday on charges that he has been cruel to her, failed to provide and that they have separated on three previous occasions. They married in June, 1923.

  • 02 Nov 1926 Cleston G. Erb was granted a divorce from Mrs. Helen E. Erb on charges of cruel and inhuman treatment.
  • 02 Nov 1926 Chester Smith obtained a divorce from Mrs. Alberta Smith, alleging desertion in superior court yesterday.
  • 04 Nov 1926 Howard Wolford yesterday filed in superior court a cross-complaint to an action for divorce sought by Mrs. Ethel F. Wolford, alleging his wife struck him, threw his things out of their house, cursed and swore at him frequently and has insulted and humiliated him before his friends. They separated October 29 after 13 years’ marriage.
  • 04 Nov 1926 Judge Charles J. Ryan in superior court yesterday awarded Mrs. May Joker a divorce from Frank Joker and allowed her the custody of their minor child on grounds of cruel and inhuman treatment.
  • 04 Nov 1926 Mrs. Alidy Savu was granted a divorce against Jack Savu, the wife’s former name of Horn, was restored.
  • 04 Nov 1926 Chester L. Teeter, special judge for the trial of the divorce action of Mrs. Ethel Gombert against Fred Gombert, awarded the decree to the sife and gave the custody of their three children to the grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Thomas, of near Defiance, Ohio.
  • 05 Nov 1926 Complaining that her husband associates with other women and carries telephone numbers and notes from his other friends of the female species about in his clothing, Mrs. Georgia Scott, 1128 Cass street, filed suit for divorce against Gerald Scott in superior court yesterday.
  • 05 Nov 1926 Marital bliss for the couple was of short duration, according to the wife, who states that they married last June 1 and separated several days ago. She adds to her charges that her husband has failed to provide and calls her vile and indecent names.
  • 05 Nov 1926 Mrs. Inez Jennings filed suit for a divorce from Henry Charles Jennings and asks the custody of their three children. Her husband, she charges, was convicted of embezzlement in June, 1925, and is now serving a prison term.
  • 05 Nov 1926 The divorce action of Raymond C. Owens against Mrs. Theresa A. Owens was dismissed on a motion of the plaintiff.
  • 05 Nov 1926 Mrs. Agnes W. Reynolds divorce Car. W. Reynolds and the wife was granted custody of their child and $100 alimony on charges of failure to provide.
  • 05 Nov 1926 Mrs. Margaret Whitmore obtained a divorce from Charles Whitmore on a charge of failure to provide.
  • 05 Nov 1926 Mrs. Lauretta Racine and Ray Racine were divorced yesterday and the wife’s former name, Jackson was restored.
  • 06 Nov 1926 Charging that his wife, Nora Miller had attempted to poison him five times within the last 10 years, Oscar Miller yesterday filed a cross complaint for divorce in superior court. On three occasions a doctor had to be called because of poison having been given him, Miller alleged. He said that on one occasion his wife drove him from their home with a butcher knife. The couple was married in 1904 and separated recently.
  • 06 Nov 1926 At first Edna and William H. Sovine did not succeed, so they tried and tried again. Yesterday Judge Charles J. Ryan granted them a divorce. It was the sixth time the couple had separated and the sixth time that they had filed suit for a divorce. The other cases had been dismissed and the couple had gone back together. It was conceded that they had quarreled almost continuously during their married life. Yesterday Judge Ryan interrupted the trial of the case with: “Well, I think I’ll accommodate you now.” The decree was granted. The couple had no children. They were married in 1908. Mrs. Sovine produced the pictures of three women. She said her husband had told her: “These are my sweethearts. You are just my housekeeper.”
  • 06 Nov 1926 Gustave Kohn, 1158 Grant street, filed suit for a divorce from Bertha Kohn. He charged cruel and inhuman treatment. The Kohn’s were married February 25, 1925 and separated yesterday.
  • 06 Nov 1926 Mrs. Emma Racine, 3703 Oliver street, asked a divorce from Lester Racine in a complaint alleging that her husband possesses a violent temper and that he falsely accused her of associating with other men. The couple married in 1919.
  • 09 Nov 1926 A lazy husband who refuses to work and through his negligence forces his wife to seek employment among stranger to provide the common necessities of live are described in a complaint of Mrs. Flora Gayle Roe, 449 East DeWald street, in a susit for divorce against Doan Roe, filed in superior court yesterday. She states they married in October, 1923, separating several days ago and asks that she be given the custody of their one child.
  • 09 Nov 1926 Mrs. Jessie Hedges, 319 West Jefferson street, filed suit for a divorce from Earl Hedges in superior court yesterday, asking the custody of their four children. He has struck and beat her and has threatened to take her life, she charges. They separated November 8, after six years’ marriage.
  • 09 Nov 1926 A decree of divorce and the custody of one child is asked by Mrs. Leona Wolf, 3422 Anthony boulevard, against Albert Wolf in a suit filed in superior court yesterday in which the wife complains that her husband has failed to provide. The married October 28, 1922, separating November 8, it is stated.
  • 10 Nov 1926 Asa H. Fuller, 818 Columbia avenue complains against Mrs. Vera Fuller, whom he married last June 24 and separated from October 15, alleging that she nags, has falsely accused him of associating with other women and refuses to prepare his meals.
  • 10 Nov 1926 Jacob Emrich, 1017 St. Marys avenue, charges Mrs. Fannie Emrich, whom he married in July, 1923 and separated from four months later, is continually nagging and finding fault with him.
  • 10 Nov 1926 Mrs. Ethel V. Spangler, Spring street, asks a divorce from Harland Spangler, whom she separated from October 31 after six months’ marriage, the restoration of her former name, Moullenhour, alleging her has failed to provide and says he no longer cares for her.
  • 10 Nov 1926 Mrs. Sarah S. Hodge, Hoagland, charges Slebert E. Hodge, whom she married December 31, 1925, and separated from last February 14, dissipates his earnings for strong drink and has failed to provide. She asks that her former name, Ritchards be restored.
  • 10 Nov 1926 Mrs. Margaret Ware asks the annulment of her marriage last January to Jake Ware, alleging that since their marriage she has leaned Ware has another wife living. She also seeks the restoration of her Former name, Myricks.
  • 10 Nov 1926 Failure to provide is alleged by Mrs. Nora M. Beckman, 319 State boulevard, in a suit for divorce against Alva Beckman, whom she married December 23,1894, separating in January, 1923.
  • 10 Nov 1926 Judge Charles J. Ryan awarded a decree of divorce yesterday in superior court to Mrs. Alvina L. Dailey against Harold Dailey, on allegation of the wife that her husband associates with other women. They also have separated nine time during their eight years’ marriage.
  • 10 Nov 1926 The divorce action of Mrs. Cora Engleman against Orus Engleman was dismissed by Judge Ryan yesterday on a motion of the plaintiff.
  • 11 Nov 1926 Complaining that her husband corresponds with other women, carries pictures of several about with him and has told her to get a divorce, Mrs. Minnie Hillman, 1228 Francis street, filed suit for a decree, the custody of their two children and $3,000 alimony in superior court yesterday. She obtained a divorce in 1924 after four years’ marriage on charges that he associated with other women but remarried him a short time later on his promises to do better, she states. He broke all promises, however, within a short time and they separated the second time in November, 1925, it is charged.
  • 11 Nov 1926 Mrs. Olga Clara Moser, 2220 Lafayette street, asks a decree from Hess Moser in a new suit filed in superior court yesterday in which she charges he has failed to provide and has threatened to take her life. She also asks the custody of their three children. They separated several days ago after six years’ marriage.
  • 11 Nov 1926 Desertion is charged by Mrs. Ruby A. Garrod, 4114 South Winter street, in a suit for divorce and the custody of two children filed against Wilfred Garrod in superior court yesterday. They married in July, 1920 and he deserted her March 13, 1924, she charges.
  • 11 Nov 1926 Mrs. Violet Miller was awarded a divorce decree in superior court yesterday from Calvin R. Miller on the charge of cruel and inhuman treatment, her former name Fischer was restored.
  • 11 Nov 1926 Mrs. Frances Johnston obtained a decree against John Johnston and her former name, Krocker was restores. They live together a little more than a year.
  • 13 Nov 1926 Mrs. Jennie Ross, 1024 Third street, yesterday filed suit for a divorce and $3,000 alimony from James Ross. She charged cruel and inhuman treatment and failure to provide. The couple married in 1916 and separated a short time ago.
  • 13 Nov 1926 Mrs. Margaret Juracek sued Joseph F. Juracek for divorce, alleging that he was convicted of grand larceny in Michigan and is now in the state prison at Jackson. The couple married October 1, 1924.
  • 13 Nov 1926 Mrs. Etta Kruse, 3422 South Anthony boulevard asked a divorce from Louis J. Kruse. She says that she is unable to live in peace with her husband. The couple married in 1923 and separated in 1926.
  • 13 Nov 1926 Eilgius Flegel filed a cross-complaint for divorce from Mrs. Myra Felgel, alleging that she threatened to burn his house and asked a restraining order to prevent her from doing so.
  • 13 Nov 1926 Mrs. Hilda Fosnaugh asked a divorce from Ervin Frederick Fosnaugh. She said in her complaint that her husband wrote to another woman, calling her “Dear Ruby.” She said that her husband called her a dog, charged that she was trying to poison him and that he tried to choke her.
  • 13 Nov 1926 Mrs. Ella McGaffey was granted a divorce from George McGaffey and was given the custody of their minor child. She charged failure to provide.
  • 14 Nov 1926 A decree of divorce was awarded Mrs. Lillian Michaels against Clarence Michaels and she was awarded the custody of their two children by Judge Charles J. Ryan in superior court yesterday. She charged that since their marriage in August, 1920 her husband has failed to provide and has on three different occasions been arrested for child neglect.
  • 14 Nov 1926 Frank Jones entered suit for the annulment of his marriage to Mrs. Beatrice Jones in superior court yesterday, alleging that they were wedded last August 15 and that she represented herself to be single while in fact she has a husband living. The separated October 14, he states.
  • 14 Nov 1926 The divorce action of Mrs. Violet Perkins against Harold Perkins was dismissed in superior court yesterday by Judge Ryan.
  • 14 Nov 1926 The divorce action of Mrs. Marie K. Arnold against John E. Arnold was dismissed in superior court yesterday by Judge Ryan.
  • 16 Nov 1926 Mrs. Nellie M. Jeffrey, 4010 South Harrison street, asked a decree against Hugh S. Jeffrey, alleging he is gruff and disagreeable in his treatment toward her and never pleasant except in the presence of an occasional caller. They have on child whose custody she asks. The couple separated recently after 18 years’ marriage.
  • 16 Nov 1926 Mrs. Lucille Hamman, 1433 Huestis avenue, complains against Jacob Hamman, whom she married in July, 1923, and separated from last September. She charges he swears at her, has failed to provide and has threatened to choke her.
  • 16 Nov 1926 Mrs. Pearl McKee, 726 West DeWald street, asks a divorce from Harry McKee charging he is of a quarrelsome disposition and associates with other women. She says thay parted several days ago after seven years’ marriage.
  • 16 Nov 1926 A three-year limited separation is asked by Mrs. Nellie I. Wolff, 1432 Eagle street, in her suit against Charles E. Wolff. She asks $2,500 alimony and the custody of their three children. Her husband has often told her that he no longer cares for her, she charges.
  • 16 Nov 1926 Mrs. Edith Booher divorced Ollie Booher and her former name, Thrailkill was restored on charges that he has failed to provide, calls her vile names and stays away from home for days at a time. The lived together nearly two years.
  • 16 Nov 1926 Mrs. Caroline L. Shull was granted a decree against Guy E. Shull on charges that he is of a quarrelsome disposition and is cruel to her. Her former name, Boone was restored. The separated last June after 18 years’ marriage.
  • 16 Nov 1926 A divorce was granted Mrs. Margaret C. Higley against John E. Higley on charged of desertion, failure to provide and allegations that he associates with other women. The married 10 years.
  • 17 Nov 1926 Ferdinand Hellwig, 1625 Fletcher avenue asks a divorce from Mrs. Carrie Hellwig, complaining that sine their marriage eight years ago he has learned of his wife having been married on three previous occasions. He adds that she refuses to cook his meals or care for their home and goes out nights with a boarder named Langston in spite of his protests.
  • 17 Nov 1926 Mrs. Frances W. Keller, 136 West Gumper avenue asks a two year limited separation from Sidney A. Keller and the custody of their three children, alleging that he has failed to provide and abandoned her in October, 1925 after 13 years’ marriage.
  • 17 Nov 1926 Mrs. Frances Graham, 130 Murray street filed suit for a divorce from Wash Graham and asks that she be allowed $1,000 alimony, alleging her husband has failed to provide and calls her vile names. They parted several days ago after eight years’ marriage.
  • 17 Nov 1926 Ray H. Strunk, 2324 Miner street had filed suit for divorce against Mrs. Marie Strunk.
  • 17 Nov 1926 Mrs. Gladys W. Stearns, John street has filed suit against Edward W. Stearns for a divorce in superior court.
  • 17 Nov 1926 A suit for divorce has been filed by Mrs. Emily F. Gray, 307 East Jefferson street against Jesse Gray.
  • 17 Nov 1926 Charles B. Garver filed a suit for divorce from Mrs. Winifred V. Garver yesterday in superior court.
  • 17 Nov 1926 Mrs. Pearl M. Koher obtained a divorce from Frank M. Koher after 24 years’ marriage on charges that he is of a quarrelsome disposition and has made false accusations against her character.
  • 17 Nov 1926 Mrs. Janet Robbins divorced Harvey Robbins after less than a year’s marriage, alleging that he associated with other women and has failed to provide.
  • 18 Nov 1926 Mrs. Elmina A. Roby obtained a divorce from Garland E. Roby and she was allowed the custody of their minor child on charges that her husband has failed to provide. They separated last September after two years’ marriage.
  • 18 Nov 1926 Rudolph Elikofer divorced Mrs. Leona Elikofer, alleging that she deserted him in April 1925, after a years’ marriage, and that she associated with other men.
  • 18 Nov 1926 Mrs. Hazel L. Slagle in answering the allegations of her husband for a divorce decree, filed a cross-complaint yesterday charging that he has falsely accused her of being intimate with other men and has failed to make reasonable provision for the support of her and their child. She asks the custody of the child. They parted last September after three years’ marriage.
  • 18 Nov 1926 Mrs. Marie A. Capazine, 333 East Main street, filed suit for divorce against Daniel D. Capazine, alleging he has made false accusations against her character, abused her and threatened her bodily harm during their less than four years’ marriage. She asks that her former name of Elkins be restored.
  • 18 Nov 1926 Frank W. Powell, 1023 Pape avenue charges that his wife, Mrs. Powell is quarrelsome, refused to prepare his meals and curses him, in a suit for divorce. They separated in October, 1923 after seven years’ marriage.
  • 19 Nov 1926 Alleging that her husband calls her vile names and has on a number of occasions expressed himself as no longer caring for her, Mrs. Marie Seewald, 809 Woodbine avenue, filed suit for a divorce from Alexander Seewald in superior court yesterday and asks that she be allowed the custody of their two children and that her former name, Bodell be restored. They separated recently after 11 years’ marriage.
  • 19 Nov 1926 Mrs. Ruth Packer, 219 West Jefferson street, filed suit for divorce yesterday in superior court from Stanley Packer, charging failure to provide. She asks the custody of their one child and states that parted last July 15, after four years marriage.
  • 19 Nov 1926 Wil Maybeary, 126 Eureka street asks a divorce from Mrs. Lizzie Maybeary after five months’ marriage, alleging she lift him for another man two months after they were wedded.
  • 19 Nov 1926 A decree of divorce was awarded Mrs. Cora Newport against Edward Newport by Judge Charles J. Ryan in superior court yesterday on complaint of the wife that her husband has struck her and deserted her in May, 1925, after less than a years’ marriage.
  • 20 Nov 1926 Mrs. Laurel E. Crain, South Calhoun street yesterday filed suit for divorce from Alford J. Crain in superior court. She charges Crain with nonsupport and cruelty. The couple was separated last June after five years’ marriage.
  • 20 Nov 1926 A divorce petition filed by Mrs. Hannah Holmes against James B. Holmes in superior court, charges the husband with cruel and inhuman conduct. They separated in October after seven months’ marriage.
  • 21 Nov 1926 Mrs. Ruth McHenry, 1316 South Anthony boulevard, adds in her suit against Raymond McHenry that he has failed to provide. She complains that her husband is abusive and had filed proceeding before but dismissed them on promise to do better. She asks the custody of their two children and states they were married August 10, 1920, separating several days ago.
  • 21 Nov 1926 Mrs. Gretchen Knupp asks the custody of one child in her action against Herschel Knupp. They separated several days ago after nine years’ marriage.
  • 21 Nov 1926 A decree of divorce was awarded Mrs. Lucy C. Bishop against William O. Bishop by Judge Charles J. Ryan in superior court yesterday, on charges of cruelty and that they had separated on three previous occasions. They were married in 1914. The wife’s former name Dinius was restored.
  • 23 Nov 1926 Complaining that her husband is in the habit of beating her and that several days ago he choked her until he left black and blue marks about the throat, Mrs. Mae Yarman, 3212 Maumee avenue, filed suit for a divorce from Roy Yarman and asks the custody of their three children. They were married more than six years ago.
  • 23 Nov 1926 Cruel and inhuman treatment is alleged by Mrs. Mary Hyser, Waynedale in a suit for divorce against Floyd Hyser, whom she married 10 years ago, and the custody of two children is asked by her.
  • 23 Nov 1926 Harry Freeman, 3235 Harrison street, complains against Mrs. Ida Freeman, alleging that during their six months’ marriage his wife has exhibited an ungovernable temper, is continually finding fault and curses and swears at him.
  • 23 Nov 1926 Mrs. Mary E. Long, 2442 South Oliver street asks a decree of divorce against Harry W. Long, alleging that he has failed to provide, becomes intoxicated occasionally and struck and beat her several days ago when she refused to go out with him on one of his liquor parties. She asks the custody of their three children and states thay were married in Mary, 1919.
  • 23 Nov 1926 Mrs. Maie Steele was divorce from Forest M. Steele after 15 years’ marriage on the grounds of cruelty.
  • 23 Nov 1926 Mrs. Violette Guilford obtained a decree against Derrick Guilford on the grounds of cruelty after a years’s marriage and her former name, Kistler was restored.
  • 23 Nov 1926 Mrs. Ina Ulrey was granted a divorce from Ralph Ulrey and her former name, Acker was restored. They were married about two years.
  • 23 Nov 1926 The divorce action of Mrs. Laura Johnson against Alexander Johnson was dismissed in superior court yesterday.
  • 23 Nov 1926 The divorce action of Mrs. Edith B. Bish against Hilbert F. Bish was dismissed in superior court yesterday.
  • 24 Nov 1926 Charges that her husband has struck and knocked her down and dragged her around by the hair are included in the divorce complaint of Mrs. Hazel M. Parker, Eel River township, against James Parker. She asks that she be allowed $500 alimony and the custody of their four children. They separated last September 6 after 14 years’ marriage.
  • 24 Nov 1926 Mrs. Grace Itskin, 1003 Rivermet avenue, asks a two-year limited separation from Oliver W. Itskin, whom she married last April 10, alleging that he nags and curses her.
  • 24 Nov 1926 Mrs. Elnora N. Osterman, 1335 Spring street, alleges her husband George W. Osterman is a habitual drunkard and asks a divorce after 11 years’ marriage.
  • 24 Nov 1926 Mrs. Grace E. Adams, 1825 Phenie street complains against Arthur R. Adams for annulment of marriage, alleging they were wed last December 19 and parted January 1 after she had learned that he gave the wrong name in procuring their marriage license and was a married man. She asks that her former name, Roberts be restored.
  • 24 Nov 1926 William R. Green divorce Mrs. Mercy Green after three years’ marriage on a complaint the his wife associated with other men.
  • 24 Nov 1926 Rudolph Elikofer obtained a divorce from Mrs. Leona Elikofer. She left him in April 1925, after nine months’ marriage.
  • 24 Nov 1926 The divorce action of Mrs. Verma B. Van Osdale against Percy Van Osdale was dismissed in superior court yesterday.
  • 27 Nov 1926 Valentine D. Arnold filed suit for a divorce from Mrs. Constance Arnold, 216 Fifth street, alleging cruel and inhuman treatment. The couple was married in 1920 and separated a short time ago.
  • 27 Nov 1926 Mrs. Birdie Pulliam, 119 West Jefferson street sued Stanley Pulliam for divorce, alleging abandonment. The couple was married in 1921 and separated a year later. The plaintiff asks that her maiden name of Birdie Hyland be restored.
  • 27 Nov 1926 Mrs. Ella Brooks, 181 Wallace street asked a divorce from Gentral Brooks in a complaint in which she said the Brooks falsely accused her of associating with other men.
  • 27 Nov 1926 Mrs. Georgia Deahl sued John E. Deahl, alleging cruel and inhuman treatment. The plaintiff asks the custody of a minor child. The marriage took place in 1923.
  • 27 Nov 1926 Mrs. Laura Jarvis asked a divorce from Charles O. Jarvis. She charged cruel and inhuman treatment.
  • 30 Nov 1926 Bradle Peters, who his wife, Mrs. Tylithia Peters were indicted by a grand jury last February on charges of cruelty to their child, obtained a decree of divorce yesterday in superior court. Peters charged his wife remained away from home, refusing to explain where she has been. They married January 25, 1925. Mrs. Peters pleaded guilty to the cruelty charges, involving the child in circuit court March 11 was fined $5 and sentenced to serve 90 days at the state woman’s prison by Judge Sol A. Wood. Charges against Mr. Peters were dismissed for lack of evidence to convict. The child was placed in the custody of the board of children’s guardians.
  • 30 Nov 1926 Mrs. Beatrice Ellingwood, 3012 Clinton street filed suit for a divorce from Harry B. Ellingwood and the custody of one child in superior court yesterday, alleging non-support. They separated several days ago, after three years’ marriage.
  • 30 Nov 1926 Charging his wife nagged continually and insisted he support her relatives, James R. Conner, 233 East Williams street filed suit for a divorce yesterday from Mrs. Pearl Conner, whom he married February 1914. The couple separated November 26.
  • 30 Nov 1926 Failure to provide is charged by Mrs. Neva Merkel, 1033 East Pontiac street in a suit for divorce against Donald E. Merkel. They separated last June after nearly four years’ marriage.

  • 01 Dec 1926 Complaining that her husband abandoned her the day following their marriage on November 17, 1924 and since that time has contributed nothing toward her support, Mrs. Ida Taylor, 119 West Jefferson street, filled suit for a divorce from Paul Taylor yesterday in superior court and asks that her former name, Goldbeck be restored.
  • 01 Dec 1926 Mrs. Edith M. Parrant filed suit for a divorce from John Parrent and asks the custody of one child, alleging her is a habitual drunkard.
  • 01 Dec 1926 Mrs. Ethel Savio, 819 Runnion avenue asks a decree against Joseph Savio, alleging he becomes intoxicated frequently, nags and is quarrelsome. They separated November 9, after 13 years’ marriage.
  • 01 Dec 1926 John Gerwig in a suit for divorce filed yesterday against Mrs. Edith Gerwig, charges she abandoned him and their three children last July, after 10 years’ marriage, leaving the city with Raymond Anderson. He asks the custody of the children.
  • 02 Dec 1926 After living together but six weeks, Mrs. Mary Wyatt, 328 West Berry street yesterday filed suit in superior court for a divorce from Robert Wyatt, complaining that he curses and swears at her and has refused to provide. They were married last October 16, separating November 30.
  • 02 Dec 1926 Mrs. Hilda Rose, 819 Buchanan street, asks a divorce from Carl Rose and the custody of three children in a suit filed yesterday, alleging failure to provide. They separated recently after 13 years’ marriage.
  • 02 Dec 1926 A decree of divorce was granted yesterday by Judge Charles J. Ryan to Mrs. Mary Wasson against Harry Wasson, whom she married 13 years ago, and she was given the custody of their one child. She charged he associated with other women and that he is now confined in the state prison.
  • 02 Dec 1926 An action for divorce of Harold Crance against Mrs. Helen Crance was dismissed in superior court yesterday.
  • 03 Dec 1926 Asserting that her husband failed to provide and boasted to her of his associations with other women, Mrs. Alice J. Smith, 2111 Maumee avenue, yesterday filed suit for a divorce from Lorenzo F. Smith, after living together but three months. They married last July 26, the complaint states.
  • 03 Dec 1926 Ralph J. Gahan obtained a divorce from Mrs. Ellen M. Gahan in superior court yesterday on charges that his wife was cruel and refused to live with him. They separated in 1924 after two years’ marriage.
  • 04 Dec 1926 Mrs. Elizabeth Smith asked a divorce from Isaac Smith charging failing to provide and $1,000 alimony.
  • 04 Dec 1926 Mrs. Ada Dunfee, 1009 West Jefferson street asked a divorce from Eiljah Dunfee, charging failure to provide.
  • 04 Dec 1926 Fern Howe was divorced from Melvin Howe on a charge of cruelty. She was granted the custody of the children.
  • 04 Dec 1926 Arvilla Roop was divorced from Amos L. Roop, charging cruelty.
  • 04 Dec 1926 Hazel Boseker sued Edwin J. Boseker for divorce, charging failure to provide.
  • 05 Dec 1926 Mrs. Sylvia King was granted a decree of divorce from Lester King by Judge Charles J. Ryan yesterday in superior court on charges that her husband is cruel to her and associates with other women. They separated last October after eight years’ marriage. The wife was also awarded the custody of their minor child.
  • 05 Dec 1926 The following actions for divorce were dismissed yesterday in superior court by Judge Ryan on motion of the plaintiffs. They were: Mrs. Lelah White against Ted White; Mrs. Pearl Evans against George Evans; Mrs. Anna Adams against Charles T. Adams; Mrs. Agnes Caldwell against Ellsworth Caldwell, and Mrs. Ethel L. Sheets against Charles Sheets.
  • 07 Dec 1926 Mrs. Blanche Hughes asks a divorce from Gomer R. Hughes after 23 years’ marriage in a suit filed in superior court yesterday. She charges he deserted her last May after mortgaging all the furniture, which she lost later because of her inability to pay and that he left numerous other debts.
  • 07 Dec 1926 A decree of divorce was granted Mrs. Aldena Meyer against Fred W. Meyer and she was awarded the custody of their one child by Judge Charles J. Ryan yesterday. The wife complained her mate has failed to properly provide for her for the last 23 years. They were married in December, 1891, separating in February of last year.
  • 07 Dec 1926 Mrs. Ida S. Lochner obtained a divorce from Albert W. Lochner in superior court yesterday on charges of cruel and inhuman treatment and her former name, VaCron was restored.
  • 07 Dec 1926 The following actions for divorce were dismissed yesterday in superior court by Judge Ryan. They were; Mrs. Edna Dowden against Ernest Dowden; Mrs. Mary Sitton against James Sitton; Frank Zerby against Mrs. Cora Zerby; Daniel Miller against Mrs. Deborah Miller; Mrs. Esther Eagleye against Pathro Eagleye; and Mrs. Ethel Bartaway against Gilbert Bartaway.
  • 08 Dec 1926 Thomas Stutz yesterday filed suit for a divorce from Mrs. Mabel Stutz in superior court, alleging cruel and inhuman treatment. They separated in August 1925 after 15 years’ marriage. Their six children are wards of the board of children’s guardians, it is stated.
  • 08 Dec 1926 The divorce decree is asked by Mrs. Margaret C. Hudson of 2805 Oliver street, against Ray Hudson after a marriage of 14 years. She charges he has struck her and threatened her bodily injury.
  • 09 Dec 1926 Complaining that his wife deserted him and their three children in June, 1924, after four years’ marriage and that she frequently became intoxicated and associated with other men, David Eppley yesterday obtained a divorce from Mrs. Elsie Eppley in the superior court.
  • 09 Dec 1926 Mrs. Lillian Stephens divorced Oliver Stephens and was awarded the custody of their two children after a marriage of 21 years yesterday in superior court.
  • 09 Dec 1926 Mrs. Madaleine M. Clark divorced Charles K. Clark and obtained the custody of their minor child in superior court yesterday.
  • 09 Dec 1926 Del Hay was granted a decree against Mrs. Goldie May Hay, the defendant being allowed the custody of the two children. The charge was alleged cruel and inhuman treatment.
  • 09 Dec 1926 A decree of divorce was awarded Mrs. Martha Ellen Miller against August Miller and she was given the custody of a minor child by Judge Charles J. Ryan after a marriage of 33 years. She alleged cruelty and failure to provide.
  • 09 Dec 1926 Judge Ryan found for the plaintiff for possession of personal property in the suit of George Gause against Edna Gause.
  • 09 Dec 1926 Mrs. Florence Cramer, 2714 Moliter street filed a suit for divorce from Charles Cramer in superior court yesterday and asks that she be allowed the custody of their three children. She alleged her husband associates with other women, stays out late at night and last December 2, deserted her and the children without cause. They married Jun 25, 1921.
  • 10 Dec 1926 Alleging that her husband is palming himself off as a single man and spends his time and money on other women while she works and supports herself and even contributes towards his support, Mrs. Georgia M. Fowler, 308 Douglas avenue yesterday filed suit in the superior court against Raymond R. Fowler, asking a decree of divorce and the restoration of her former name, Lindsey. They separated recently after four years’ marriage.
  • 10 Dec 1926 A divorce decree and the custody of two children is asked in a suit of Mrs. Cloie Ray, 942 Harman street against Homer Ray. She charges her husband is now serving a sentence in the Michigan City prison, imposed on conviction of burglary. They were married January 24, 1919, separating in March, 1923 the complaint states.
  • 11 Dec 1926 Opal Paul filed suit for a divorce from Robert Paul yesterday in superior court. The plaintiff said that her husband refused to provide a home for her and that she had to live with her parents, who nagged and quarreled at her continually. The couple married March 14, 1924 and separated August 18, 1925.
  • 11 Dec 1926 Mary Honeick filed suit for a divorce from Walter Honeick, alleging cruel and inhuman treatment. Mr. and Mrs. Honeick were married in 1920 and separated in 1926.
  • 11 Dec 1926 Raymond Fowler sued Georgia M. Fowler, 303 Douglas avenue for divorce, charging incompatibility.
  • 11 Dec 1926 Edna Beyerlein won a divorce decree from William Beyerlein on her testimony that her husband was cruel and failed to provide for her. The plaintiff’s maiden name of Edna Merica was restored.
  • 12 Dec 1926 A decree of divorce and $5,000 alimony is asked by Mrs. Eleanor G. Mennwisch against Henry W. Mennewisch, grocer, 3510 Barr street, in a complaint filed yesterday in the superior court. The wife charges her mate drinks to excess, strikes and beats her and curses and calls her vile names. They separated several days ago after eight years’ marriage.
  • 12 Dec 1926 Mrs. Nina M. Orr, Lafayette township, filed suit for a divorce from William P. Orr in superior court yesterday and asks that she be allowed $1,000 alimony. Her husband has falsely accused her of immoral conduct, cursed her and has threatened her bodily harm, she complains. They married in September, 1917, separating several days ago.
  • 12 Dec 1926 Mrs. Adelle Lucas was divorced from Melvin Lucas yesterday in superior court, after nine years’ marriage and her former name, Payne was restored. She charged that her husband is quarrelsome and associates with other women.
  • 12 Dec 1926 Mrs. Bertha Moushey, Hoagland avenue extended, obtained a one-year separation from Henry A. Moushey on charges that he is a habitual drunkard. He was ordered to pay $10 weekly toward her support.
  • 15 Dec 1926 Harry W. Mennewisch, grocer, 3510 South Barr street, yesterday filed a cross-complaint to a divorce action filed several days ago by Mrs. Eleanor G. Mennewich, alleging that his wife appropriated the funds and collections of the grocery business of his to her own use and benefit. He askd that he be allowed the decree.
  • 15 Dec 1926 Mrs. Harry M. Green, 1109 Wells street filed a suit for divorce in superior court yesterday against Willis S. Green, employed in the New Haven bakery, alleging that he has kicked her out of bed and struck her, has failed to provide and refuses to speak to her for long periods of time. She asks the custody of their infant child. They separated last November after a years’ marriage.
  • 15 Dec 1926 Thirteen actions for divorce were dismissed in superior court yesterday as follows: Mrs. Irene Moore against Paul F. Moore; Mrs. Cloe Gremore against Frank Gremore; Mrs. Edna Dowden against Ernest Dowden; Mrs. Grace Viney against Paul A. Viney; Mrs. Frances Schultz against Walter J. Schultz; Mrs. Della Winters against Walter Winters; Mrs. Mary Sitton against James Sitton; Mrs. Ellen Hayes against Eugene Hayes; Mrs. Arlini Cass against Forrest R. Cass; Mrs. Neva Reagan against Edward Reagan and Ralph A. Blue against Mrs. Mary M. Blue.
  • 16 Dec 1926 A decree of divorce is sought by Mrs. Irene Bixler, 2324 Fox avenue, against Leland Bixler in a suit filed in superior court yesterday in which the wife charges her husband has struck and cursed her and has exhibited ungovernable temper towards her. They separated several days ago after 18 months’ marriage.
  • 16 Dec 1926 Annulment of his marriage to Mrs. Itha Walters is asked by Finley Harold Walters in a new suit in which he charges he consented to the marriage through misrepresentations of the defendant. They separated last December 1, after living together about three weeks.
  • 16 Dec 1926 Edward J. Allen filed suit yesterday against Mrs. Theresa S. Allen, an action to determine paternity and in which the plaintiff asks $5,000 damages alleging misrepresentations.
  • 16 Dec 1926 The divorce action of Gustave Kohn against Mrs. Bertha Kohn was dismissed by Judge Charles J. Ryan yesterday.
  • 16 Dec 1926 The divorce action of Mrs. Willie Bell Turner against Charles Turner was dismissed by Judge Charles J. Ryan yesterday.
  • 17 Dec 1926 Complaining that her husband deserted her last February 15 after six years’ marriage and that he was addicted to strong drink, Mrs. Jennie Johnson, 128 West Lewis street, yesterday filed suit in the superior court for a decree of divorce from Jasper Johnson.
  • 17 Dec 1926 Mrs. Eda M. Reiter, 1905 Drexel boulevard filed suit for a divorce from William F. Reiter after less than two years’ marriage, alleging that he has struck and beat her.
  • 17 Dec 1926 Judge Charles J. Ryan in the superior court yesterday awarded a decree of divorce to Mrs. Nettie E. Dumbauld against Clyde R. Dumbauld, the wife complaining that her husband has beat and cursed her and is otherwise guilty of cruel and inhuman treatment.
  • 17 Dec 1926 Six actions for divorce were dismissed by Judge Ryan yesterday as follows: Mrs. Edith Kumfer against Harry Kumfer; Mrs. Marie Taylor against David A. Taylor; Mrs. Gertrude Claymiller against Henry Claymiller; Mrs. Aldone Sickmiller against Howard Sickmiller; Mrs. Margaret C. Hudson against Ray Hudson and Mrs. Arvillia E. Roop against Amos L. Roop.
  • 17 Dec 1926 Mrs. Margaret Putt filed a cross-complaint in superior court yesterday to an action for divorce of Modarus Putt, charging that he associates with other women and asks that she be allowed a three-year limited separation.
  • 18 Dec 1926 Gretchen Knupp filed an amended complaint for a divorce from Herschel Knupp and asked a restraining order to keep him away from the residence at 2008 Maumee avenue, where she resided. The order was granted. At the same time Knupp was made defendant in two suits on notes filed by J. M. Gossard in which he asked judgment of $1,130.
  • 18 Dec 1926 Victoria Wright was granted a divorce from David Wright and was awarded the custody of their child. She charged failure to provide, cruelty and desertion.
  • 18 Dec 1926 Ella Boggs filed a cross complaint for divorce from Fred Boggs, alleging that he nagged at her continually because she did not make more money from a beauty parlor which she operated.
  • 19 Dec 1926 Mrs. Bertha Cowan, 1424 South Calhoun street, yesterday filed suit in the superior court for a divorce from Rufus D. Cowan, alleging failure to provide and that he deserted her in March, 1925, less than three months after their marriage.
  • 21 Dec 1926 Mrs. Susan Coburn was awarded a decree against Roscoe G. Coburn on grounds of cruel and inhuman treatment and she was given custody of their child.
  • 21 Dec 1926 Mrs. Catherine Peck was awarded a decree against Harley Peck on grounds of cruel and inhuman treatment, the wife being awarded the custody of two children.
  • 21 Dec 1926 On ground of cruel and inhuman treatment, Mrs. Marjorie Ewry was awarded a decree against Edgar P. Ewry, she was given the custody on one child.
  • 21 Dec 1926 Mrs. Mary Ray was divorced from Harry Ray on grounds of cruel and inhuman treatment.
  • 21 Dec 1926 Mrs. Zadie E. Prugh, 1209 Scott avenue filed suit against Paul C. Prugh, asking a divorce and the custody of one child after five years’ marriage. She alleges he has failed to provide, associates with other women and spends his earning for his own amusement rather than for his family’s support.
  • 21 Dec 1926 Finley H. Walters asks the annulment of his marriage to Mrs. Itha Walters, charging she obtained his consent we wed through misrepresentations.
  • 21 Dec 1926 Mrs. Helen Kellams answered allegations in the divorce action of Harold Kellam yesterday in a cross-complaint charging he has beat and struck her and failed to provide. She asks that the decree be granted her and that she be given the custody of their minor child.
  • 21 Dec 1926 The divorce suit of Raymond R. Fowler against Mrs. George M. Fowler was dismissed.
  • 22 Dec 1926 MMrs. Nora Kramer, 1043 Maxine drive, wife of Christian Kramer, operator of the Reliable Vulcanizing works, 2003 Fairfield avenue, filed suit for a divorce and $1,000 alimony yesterday in superior court after 10 year’s marriage charging her refuses to talk with her and has urged that she get a divorce, that he no longer cares for her.
  • 22 Dec 1926 Mrs. Helen L. Jackson, 4209 Lafayette street asked a decree against Audie R. Jackson after three years’ marriage, alleging he curses her, nags and scolds. She asks the custody of one child.
  • 22 Dec 1926 John Wells, Holman street complains against Elsie Wells, asserting that she is now serving six months in the work-house in Michigan for adultery. They separated in September after 14 months’ marriage.
  • 22 Dec 1926 William F. Reiter yesterday filed a cross-complaint to the divorce action of Mrs. Ida M. Reiter, charging that his wife associates with her former husband and stays out late nights and when he would speak to her about it, she would fly into a rage, telling him to get a divorce.
  • 22 Dec 1926 Judge Charles J. Ryan granted Mrs. Anna Bender a divorce against Elmer Bender and her former name Carmer was restored.
  • 22 Dec 1926 Mrs. Mary Maxwell was awarded a decree of divorce from John Maxwell yesterday in superior court.
  • 22 Dec 1926 Mrs. May Hones was awarded a decree of divorce from Russell Jones yesterday in superior court.
  • 23 Dec 1926 A three-years limited separation is sought by a husband, Leland Bixler in a cross-complaint filed yesterday in superior court in answer to the divorce action of Mrs. Irene Bixler. The husband complains the wife has told him she “hates him” and associates with another man, one Madarus Putt, who she refuses to give up and come home.
  • 23 Dec 1926 Henry Bork, cross-complainant in the action for divorce of Mrs. Edith Bork, obtained a decree and the custody of their child in superior court yesterday after three years’ marriage. He charged his wife with neglecting her household duties and the care of the child and that she associated with other men.
  • 23 Dec 1926 Judge Charles J. Ryan granted Mrs. Marie Rodebaugh a divorce from Oral Rodebaugh on charges of failure to provide and that her husband is a habitual drunkard, often crusing and swearing at her. They separated last August 19 after five months’ marriage.
  • 24 Dec 1926 Elmer Mourning, Kiwanis apartments, asks a divorce from Mabel E. Mourning, alleging she nagged and scolded him and left him October 1, refusing to state where she was going. He adds that she associates with other men and asks the custody of their two children.
  • 24 Dec 1926 Mrs. Flossie Weisheit, 3525 Piqua avenue complains against Herman Weisheit, whom she married nearly four years ago, alleging that he has an ungovernable temper and has threatened her violence.
  • 24 Dec 1926 Mrs. Elizabeth Jacobs, 625 West Creighton avenue filed suit for a divorce from Chauncey Jacobs, alleging failure to provide and that he falsely accused her of infidelity. They separated September 18 after seven years’ marriage.
  • 24 Dec 1926 A decree of divorce was granted Mrs. Loretta Gilman against Clifford Gilman on charges of failure to provide. They married June 20, 1925 separating last September 6.
  • 25 Dec 1926 Mrs. Marie Pommert was granted a divorce from Frank B. Pommert yesterday in superior court. The plaintiff told the judge that her husband was guilty of cruelty, profanity and habitual drunkenness.
  • 28 Dec 1926 A divorce and $3,500 alimony are asked by Mrs. Lina Poehler from Arthur Poehler in a suit filed in superior court yesterday. They separated last Juen after two months’ marriage. Mrs. Poehler alleges her husband has failed to provide, caused her to be ejected from the home of his parents and has made false accusations against her character.
  • 28 Dec 1926 Mrs. Celia Hermes, 2130 John street, yesterday filed suit in the superior court for a divorce from Bernard Hermes after nine years’ marriage, alleging incompatibility of temperament. She asks that he former name, Strecker be restored.
  • 29 Dec 1926 Mrs. Cora Eppley, Jefferson township yesterday filed suit in the superior court for a divorce from David Eppley, complaining that her husband has failed to make reasonable provision for her support and that he calls her vile and indecent names.
  • 29 Dec 1926 A divorce decree was granted Mrs. Hazel Mae Van Buskirk against Darrell B. Van Buskirk and her former name, Velvick restored by Harry F. Kinnerk, judge pro tem in superior court yesterday. She alleged cruel and inhuman treatment. They separated last October after three months’ marriage.
  • 30 Dec 1926 Complaining that her husband abandoned her and their 15 year-old son last August 3 after 20 years’ marriage, Mrs. Carrie Staver was granted a divorce from Harry Staver and she given the custody of the child by Samuel C. Cleland, judge pro-tem, in superior court yesterday.
  • 30 Dec 1926 Mrs. Albert M. Lotter, 1001 Edgewater avenue filed suit yesterday in superior court for a divorce from Samuel Lotter after 13 years’ marriage, asking the custody of their four children and alleging that he has failed to provide and has cursed her and the children.
  • 31 Dec 1926 Asserting that his wife refuses to perform her household duties properly and is continually fighting with him, cursing and calling him vile and indecent names, Karl A. Schweizer, 3212 South Barr street yesterday filed suit for a divorce from Mrs. Louise Schweizer. They separated days ago after more than four years’ marriage.
  • 31 Dec 1926 Mrs. Opal Slusher obtained a decree against Wiley Slusher and was granted custody of their minor child. She alleged non-support, and that he was recently convicted of a felony.
  • 31 Dec 1926 Mrs. Lucretia Pleasant divorce William Pleasant and her former name, Schafer was restore on charges of cruel and inhuman treatment.
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