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Divorce News and Records, Allen Co., Indiana

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1928

Fort Wayne Journal Gazette


  • 01 Jan 1928 Mrs. Elnora Carpenter filed a cross-complaint for divorce from Levi Carpenter yesterday charging that he took her shoes and clothes out of the house so she would be compelled to remain at home when he was gone. Each day when he left he would five her 25 cents with which to buy the necessities of life, she alleged.
  • 01 Jan 1928 Mrs. Bertha Moushey filed suit for a divorce from Henry Moushey, alleging that he beat and cursed her. The couple was married in 1893. The wife asks the custody of their 16-year-old daughter.
  • 01 Jan 1928 Mrs. Dora Kiser was granted a divorce from William Kiser. She charged cruelty and failure to provide.
  • 01 Jan 1928 Walter H. Christoph was granted a divorce from Mrs. Johanna Christoph. They were married April 7, 1919 and separated the same day. The plaintiff charges that his wife refused to live in his father's homes.
  • 04 Jan 1928 Mahlon Hubbard filed suit for a divorce from Helen A. Hubbard yesterday, charging desertion.
  • 04 Jan 1928 Mrs. Edith Parrant was granted a divorce from John Parrant. She charged that her husband was an habitual drunkard.
  • 04 Jan 1928 Charles E. Manning filed a cross-complaint for divorce from Anita Manning.
  • 05 Jan 1928 Jacob Smith filed suit for a divorce from Nellie Smith alleging that she associated with strange men. The couple was married in 1923 and separated a short time ago.
  • 05 Jan 1928 Mrs. Ella Rigsby filed suit for a divorce from Miles D. Rigsby alleging failure to provide and desertion. The plaintiff says her husband married her in 1898 and left her in 1910.
  • 06 Jan 1928 Mrs. Fern E. Cole asked $2,000 alimony is a suit for divorce filed yesterday against Frank A. Cole. The plaintiff charged that her husband failed to provide for her and that he drank to excess.
  • 06 Jan 1928 Mrs. Grace Lehman asked $1,000 alimony in a suit for divorce filed against Orvill Lehman. She charged that he struck her and threatened to kill her.
  • 06 Jan 1928 John Gruber sued Kathryn Gruber for divorce, alleging cruel and inhuman treatment.
  • 06 Jan 1928 Mrs. Carrie Keefer asked a divorce from James H. Keefer alleging that he misrepresented himself as a man of wealth and the within 10 days after they were married he wanted to borrow $150 from her.
  • 06 Jan 1928 Mrs. Clara Armfield sued Herman Armfield for divorce alleging that he induced her by fraud to marry him. The couple was married January 1 and separated the next day.
  • 06 Jan 1928 Mrs. Joy G. Heredeen was granted a divorce from Foster L. Heredeen on charges of cruelty.
  • 06 Jan 1928 Mrs. Helen Bunch was granted a divorce from Joseph Bunch in superior court No. 2. The wife charged nonsupport.
  • 06 Jan 1928 The divorce suit of Nettie Christen against Harry W. Christen was dismissed.
  • 07 Jan 1928 Mrs. Bertha Wallace was granted a divorce from Henry J. L. Wallace yesterday in superior court. Mrs. Wallace charged failure to provide.
  • 07 Jan 1928 Mrs. Bora Barker was divorced from Louis Barker on a charge of cruelty.
  • 07 Jan 1928 Mrs. Rose Kitson was granted a divorce from Fred W. Kitson and had her former name of Rose Wagner restored. She charged cruelty.
  • 07 Jan 1928 P.B. Arnold filed a cross-complaint for a divorce from Mrs. Lenna M. Arnold in which he charged that his wife nagged and scolded him and that she was insanely jealous of him. He asks the custody of their daughter.
  • 07 Jan 1928 Myrtle Towne was granted a divorce from Kenneth Towne and was awarded the custody of their minor children. The defendant was ordered to pay $10 a week to their support. Mrs. Towne testified that her husband was cruel to her and failed to provide for her.
  • 08 Jan 1928 Mrs. Pearl L. Beauchamp was granted a divorce from R.G. Beauchamp from whom she separated about 24 years ago. The couple was married in 1902 and lived together less than two years, the plaintiff testified.
  • 08 Jan 1928 Mrs. Anna Agenbroad was granted a divorce from John Agenbroad. Her maiden name of Anna Ahlersmeyer was restored. She testified that her husband beat her and drank to excess.
  • 08 Jan 1928 Clarence P. Reed was granted a divorce from his wife on the charge that she made false accusations against him.
  • 08 Jan 1928 A divorce will be granted to John L. Otten from Mrs. Geraldine Otten as soon as another residence witness can he heard. Otten told the court that his wife had abandoned him and had associated with other men.
  • 08 Jan 1928 Mrs. May Schuler filed suit for a divorce from Lloyd R. Schuler alleging that her husband confessed to her that he had associated with other women. She asks the custody of their 8-year-old child.
  • 10 Jan 1928 Clarence Michaels spent his money for whisky instead of buying milk for the baby, according to the complaint for divorce filed yesterday by his wife, Mrs. Bertha Michaels. The couple was married January 22, 1927 and separated January 5, 1928.
  • 10 Jan 1928 Mrs. Victoria Wetzel sued Elmer Wetzel for a divorce charging cruel and inhuman treatment.
  • 10 Jan 1928 Mrs. Mary Miller asked a divorce from William Miller charging that he has an ungovernable temper and has been cruel to her.
  • 10 Jan 1928 Mrs. Ethel Boan sued Leland Boan for divorce alleging that he struck and beat her. The Boans were married in 1921
  • 10 Jan 1928 John Gruber sued Kathryn Gruber for divorce alleging that she spent much of her time away from home.
  • 10 Jan 1928 Mrs. Katherine Henderson was granted a divorce from William Henderson. She testified that her husband drank to excess and that he failed to provide.
  • 10 Jan 1928 Mrs. Anita Manning won a divorce from Charles Manning and was granted the custody of their minor child. The husband was ordered to pay $7 per week for its support. Mrs. Manning told the court that her husband refused to furnish a home for her.
  • 11 Jan 1928 Mrs. Edna Cox filed suit for a divorce from Oscar L. Cox to whom she was married in 1899. She charged that her husband abandoned her in 1926 and that he has not supported her since that time. She also charged failure to provide.
  • 11 Jan 1928 Mrs. Julia M. Morris filed suit for a divorce from James A. Morris alleging cruel and inhuman treatment. The couple was married in 1910.
  • 11 Jan 1928 Mrs. Mary Parisot was granted a divorce from Edward J. Parisot. She charged that he failed to provide for her.
  • 12 Jan 1928 Cordy A. Michael filed suit for a divorce from Iva L. Michael yesterday alleging that on one occasion she threw a table knife at him and dishes at him. The couple was married in 1913 and separated in 1927.
  • 12 Jan 1928 Mrs. Frieda M. Schirnack asked a divorce and $3,500 alimony in a suit filed against Arthur Schirnack, former grocer. The plaintiff charged that her husband nagged and scolded her. The couple was married in 1901.
  • 12 Jan 1928 Mrs. Cleo Verida Arnold sued Dale Clarence Arnold for divorce, charging that he chocked, kicked and beat her.
  • 12 Jan 1928 John Moore seeks a divorce from Mrs. Mary Moore in a complaint charging that she quarreled at him and cursed him.
  • 12 Jan 1928 Mrs. Burnetta Myers asked the custody of their two children in a complaint for a divorce filed yesterday against John Myers. She charged that he drank to excess. The couple was married in 1922.
  • 12 Jan 1928 Mrs. Bernice O. Woodard sued S. Clyde Woodard for divorce charging cruel and inhuman treatment.
  • 12 Jan 1928 Mrs. Louise Cosgrove was granted a divorce from Merrill L. Cosgrove in superior court and had her maiden name of, Louise Nicholson restored. She charged her husband with cruelty, failure to provide and desertion.
  • 13 Jan 1928 Mrs. Icle Oliver files suit for a divorce from Walden Oliver charging cruel and inhuman treatment. The couple was married in 1924.
  • 13 Jan 1928 Wilbur Gowan sued Mrs. Bessie Gowan for divorce alleging that she threatened to shoot him.
  • 13 Jan 1928 Mrs. Catherine Baus was divorced from George Baus on a charge of cruel treatment.
  • 13 Jan 1928 Mrs. Alice Wilson was granted a divorce from Carl Wilson on a charge of cruel treatment.
  • 14 Jan 1928 Cecil F. Davis filed suit for a divorce from Pauline Davis charging cruel and inhuman treatment. The couple was married in 1917 and separated in 1927.
  • 15 Jan 1928 Mrs. Florine Wahls filed suit yesterday for divorce from John Wahls alleging that he cursed her and called her vile names. The couple was married in 1923 and separated a short time ago.
  • 15 Jan 1928 Ralph Weaver was granted a divorce from Mrs. Marie Weaver. He charged that his wife abandoned him in 1923.
  • 15 Jan 1928 Mrs. Agnes George sued Kenneth George for divorce alleging that life with him was unbearable.
  • 17 Jan 1928 Mrs. Caroline Dunlap filed suit for a divorce from Merle Dunlap yesterday. She charged that her husband drank to excess and that he failed to provide for her. The couple was married in 1924 and separated a short time ago.
  • 17 Jan 1928 Mrs. Rose McBride filed suit for a divorce from Alvie McBride alleging that because of strife and quarrels she was no longer able to live with him. The couple was married May 31, 1927.
  • 17 Jan 1928 Mrs. Josie Franklin asked a judgement for $1,000 alimony in a complaint for divorce filed against Lawrence Franklin. The plaintiff charged that her husband abandoned her in 1925.
  • 17 Jan 1928 Preston B. Arnold filed an amended cross-complaint for divorce from Mrs. Lenna M. Arnold.
  • 17 Jan 1928 Mrs. Mary Breading was granted a divorce and $395 alimony from Frank Breading. She testified to cruel and inhuman treatment.
  • 17 Jan 1928 Mrs. Vesta Osterman was granted a divorce from Clarence Osterman. She charged that he associated with other women and that he failed to provide.
  • 17 Jan 1928 The suit of Mrs. Mable Brand against Scott Brand was dismissed by agreement.
  • 18 Jan 1928 Mrs. Maude Louraine filed suit for divorce and $5,000 alimony from John E. Louraine. She charged that he is now in the Allen County jail on a charge of intoxication. The couple was married in 1902.
  • 18 Jan 1928 B.W. Kent sued Ruth D. Kent for divorce alleging that his wife abandoned him in 1926 and went to Chicago.
  • 18 Jan 1928 Mrs. Mina G. Tonkel was granted a divorce from Charles Tonkel and had her maiden name of Hollopeter restored.
  • 19 Jan 1928 Sone original ideas for carrying on a family fight are contained in the complaint for divorce filed yesterday by Hattie Mae Cureton against Carl Cureton. On one occasion, Mrs. Cureton alleged her husband got her down on the floor, put his knee on her breast and pounded her with his fists. It became necessary for her to reach for a table fork and pierce the flesh of the defendant to get him to let her up, she declared. On a second occasion she claimed that her husband chased her away from home with a shotgun. He also wrote letters and mailed them to her, accusing her of being intimate with other men. One other stunt was to carry her clothes out of the house and make her think the home had been burglarized. She asks $750 alimony.
  • 19 Jan 1928 Cordella Beard was granted a divorce from Charles Beard. She charged desertion and failure to provide.
  • 19 Jan 1928 The divorce case of Wilda Braitinger against George Braitinger was heard by Special Judge David E. Smith and was taken under advisement.
  • 19 Jan 1928 The divorce suit of Maylon Wheeler Nichols against Mabel Nichols was dismissed.
  • 20 Jan 1928 A suit for support was filed yesterday by Mrs. Marie A. Hoffman against her husband, Fred R.C. Hoffman, who is now in the county jail on a charge of embezzling funds of the Fort Wayne American Securities company, of which he was formerly manager. Mrs. Hoffman cites that her husband has been earning from $250 to $300 per month and that he has $100 in the bank and personal property worth $104.50, she avers. She seeks the support money pending the trial of her suit for divorce in which she asks $5,000 alimony.
  • 20 Jan 1928 Mrs. Elsie M. Pierce was granted a divorce from Olga Pierce. She charged that her husband was cruel and was guilty of making false accusations against her.
  • 20 Jan 1928 Mrs. Wilda Braitinger was granted a divorce from George Braitinger and was given a judgment for $250 alimony.
  • 20 Jan 1928 Oscar Rabel sued Mrs. Dorothy Rabel alleging that she told him she wanted to marry another man.
  • 20 Jan 1928 The divorce case of Josephine Haffner against Moses Haffner was dismissed.
  • 20 Jan 1928 Mrs. Mildred Spangler sued Harlend C. Spangler for divorce alleging cruelty.
  • 21 Jan 1928 Mrs. Anna C. Hunter was granted a divorce from William C. Hunter and was given a judgment for $500 alimony. She won the custody of her children and the father was ordered to pay $15 per week for their support. She charged her husband with failure to provide.
  • 21 Jan 1928 Judge Charles J. Ryan heard the evidence in the divorce case of Mrs. Donna Peigh against Floyd B. Peigh, but the decree was held up pending a property settlement. Mrs. Peigh charged failure to provide.
  • 21 Jan 1928 Mrs. Nannie L. Hursh filed a cross-complaint for divorce from Roscoe Hursh and asked a judgment for $3,000 alimony. Mrs. Hursh complained that she was compelled to do the cleaning from January to July last year at the Home hotel, of which her husband was the manager. She said the place bore a questionable reputation and that she was frequently subjected to insults.
  • 21 Jan 1928 Mrs. Arlene M. Cass filed suit for a divorce from Forest R. Cass, charging failure to provide.
  • 22 Jan 1928 Paul J. Wood, salesman, filed suit for a divorce from Mrs. Marjorie Wood, charging cruel and inhuman treatment.
  • 22 Jan 1928 Mrs. Ruth Garrard, mother of six children, filed suit for a divorce from Omar Garrard, alleging failure to provide.
  • 22 Jan 1928 Mrs. Pearl May Shirey was granted a divorce from Charles Jesse Shirey. The plaintiff testified that he often became intoxicated and mistreated her. Her maiden name of Pearl May Kiefer was restored.
  • 24 Jan 1928 Harold Peck was granted a divorce from Mrs. Mabel Peck. Peck testified that his wife went to New York in 1926 to visit her father, who was ill, and that she refused to return to him. The husband was granted the custody of the children.
  • 24 Jan 1928 Carl Schmal filed suit to dissolve his marriage to Mrs. Frances Schmal which occurred in Florida seven months ago. Schmal said his wife refused to cook his meals for him and that she wrote letters to one Bill Green.
  • 24 Jan 1928 Dale Clarence Arnold filed a plea in abatement to the suit for divorce filed by his wife, Cleo Verdia Arnold. He sets forth the fact that his wife is a resident of Jay county, instead of Allen county.
  • 25 Jan 1928 Jerry J. Danehy filed suit for a divorce from Mrs. Mathilda Danehy, alleging that on January 20 she took his money and insurance policies and went away and has not been hears from since. He also charges that his wife was fuilty of infidelity.
  • 25 Jan 1928 Mrs. Harriett Wise filed suit for divorce from David Wise, alleging that he has mistreated her and threatened to take her life, until he has wrecked her health.
  • 25 Jan 1928 Mrs. Hulda Phillips sued Paul Phillips for divorce, alleging that he told her to leave their home. She wants her former name of Stellhorn restored.
  • 25 Jan 1928 Mrs. Annabelle Papier was granted a divorce from Joseph T. Papier on a cruelty charge.
  • 26 Jan 1928 Mrs. Gertrude Bosselman filed a cross-complaint for a divorce from Gerhard G.H. Bosselman yesterday alleging that he drinks to excess and insisted upon her taking their little boy to road houses to stay until early in the morning. Mrs. Bosselman alleges that before her marriage she has lived in Milwaukee and it was understood between Bosselman and her that unless she was satisfied in Fort Wayne they were to return to Milwaukee to live. She avers that her husband brought her to Fort Wayne and got a night job and slept during the day. She insists that he refused to take her to places of amusement where she wanted to go, but made her remain a home while he went on hunting and fishing trips. She asks the custody of their son, age 2 years.
  • 26 Jan 1928 Mrs. Edna McKinley sued Clark McKinley for divorce, alleging cruelty. The couple was married in 1919 and separated in 1923.
  • 26 Jan 1928 The divorce case of Mrs. Irene G. Brown against Gordon R. Brown was dismissed.
  • 27 Jan 1928 V.W. Hook charged that his wife Elizabeth Hook has refused to live with him.
  • 27 Jan 1928 Eliza Dolin sued James Dolin for divorce charging cruelty.
  • 27 Jan 1928 Mrs. Loretta Klingenberger sued Arthur P. Klingenberger for divorce alleging failure to provide.
  • 27 Jan 1928 Mrs. Ruth E. Steinbacher asked a divorce from Ralph P. Steinbecher in a complaint charging cruel and inhuman treatment.
  • 28 Jan 1928 John Morgan was granted a divorce from Mrs. Marcella Morgan yesterday in superior court. The plaintiff testified that his wife had associated with other men. He was granted the custody of their little son and the mother was granted permission to visit the child on Sunday of each week.
  • 28 Jan 1928 Mrs. Jean Cowen filed suit for a divorce from Theodore Cowen. She alleged nonsupport. The couple was married in 1926 and separated in 1927.
  • 28 Jan 1928 George E. Lacey filed a cross complaint for a divorce from Mrs. Myrtle A. Lacy alleging that the plaintiff abandoned him.
  • 28 Jan 1928 Mrs. Gussie Brown filed a cross-complaint for divorce from Dallas Brown alleging that he nagged and harassed her and failed to provide. She wants her former name of Gussie Cooksey restored.
  • 28 Jan 1928 Mrs. Mathilda Danehy asked a divorce from Jerry J. Danehy in a cross-complaint in which she alleged that he associated with women of Lewd and questionable character. She also claims that her husband struck and beat her.
  • 28 Jan 1928 The divorce suit of Walter H.Schulz against Eva Schulz was dismissed.
  • 29 Jan 1928 Fred A. Millard, salesman, filed suit for a divorce from Mrs. Hilda Millard alleging that she abandoned him without cause.
  • 29 Jan 1928 Claude W. Newcomb sued Viola Frances Newcomb alleging that she quarreled at him and failed to keep house for him. The couple was married in 1915 and has four children.
  • 29 Jan 1928 Mrs. Dorothy M. Schwink was granted a divorce from Louis C. Schwink on a cross-complaint. The custody of their child was divided between them. The mother will get it one week and the father will have it the next. The father will pay $5 every other week for support of the child.
  • 31 Jan 1928 A marriage which was entered 30 years ago was dissolved yesterday when William Lock was granted a divorce from Mrs. Lydia Lock by Judge Charles J. Ryan in superior court. The plaintiff testified that his wife had been cruel to him and had made false accusations against him.
  • 31 Jan 1928 Mrs. Anna Robinette was granted a divorce from Clarence J. Robinette on a cross-complaint charging cruelty. She also was granted the custody of their child and her husband was ordered to pay $5 a week to its support.
  • 31 Jan 1928 Opal Bley filed a cross-complaint for a divorce from Raymond J. Bley, charging cruel and inhuman treatment.
  • 31 Jan 1928 Mrs. Mary Pethel sued John Pethel for divorce alleging that he inflicted punishment upon her.
  • 31 Jan 1928 Mrs. Fern Vanselow asked a divorce from Waldo G. Vanselow, alleging that he would come home drunk and would threaten to kill her.
  • 31 Jan 1928 Mrs. Evelyn McCormick charged Clement McCormick with cruelty in her complaint for divorce filed yesterday.

  • 01 Feb 1928 Mrs. Marguerite Reiter would search the pockets of her husband's clothing while her slept, take all of his money and then lie to him about it, according to a cross-complaint for divorce filed in superior court yesterday by the husband, Benjamin Reiter. Reiter also alleges that his wife would go riding with other men and come home early the next morning in a drunken condition. He asks the custody of their five minor children. The couple was married in 1911 and separated December 4, 1927.
  • 01 Feb 1928 Glen L. Kayser filed suit for a divorce from Mrs. Gladys Kayser, alleging that when her was ill she sold the furniture and left him. He wants the custody of their child. The couple was married in 1925.
  • 01 Feb 1928 Philip Steffen filed suit for a divorce from Alice Steffen alleging cruel and inhuman treatment. The couple was married January 23, 1926.
  • 01 Feb 1928 Mrs. Hazel Carey asked a divorce from Kerlin Carey alleging that he has been associating with another woman for years. The Careys were married in 1913.
  • 01 Feb 1928 Mrs. Elsie Ruch sued Charles O. Ruch for a separation from bed and board. She asks the custody of their child and $15 per week for support. Mrs. Ruch avers that her husband has on occasions drunk to excess and then came home and broken the furniture.
  • 01 Feb 1928 Mrs. Lucile Chancy charged cruelty and incompatibility in a complaint for divorce filed against Fred Chaney. The couple was married in 1906.
  • 01 Feb 1928 William Lock was granted a divorce from Mrs. Lydia Lock in superior court. He testified that his wife had made false accusations against him.
  • 01 Feb 1928 Mrs. Geraldine Shannon won a divorce from Daniel P. Shannon on her testimony that he choked her and refused to work.
  • 02 Feb 1928 Mrs. Ora Miller sued John Miller for divorce. She alleged that he often came home under the influence of liquor and that on occasion he hit her and blackened her eye. The couple was married in 1913.
  • 03 Feb 1928 Carl W. Stegman filed suit in superior court yesterday for divorce from Mrs. Mary E. Stegman. Stegman charges that his wife allowed their home to become filthy and dirty and that she associated with other men. Stegman also asserted that she attempted to commit suicide by taking poison. They were married in 1923 and have two children, custody of whom is asked by their father.
  • 03 Feb 1928 Mrs. Babe Sprunger filed suit for a two-year separation from Gustave Sprunger in superior court yesterday. She asserts that he cursed, struck and neglected her. They were married seven years ago and separated this week.
  • 03 Feb 1928 Zura Brown was granted a divorce from John W. Brown in superior court yesterday. She charged that Brown failed to provide for her and that she had to work to support herself.
  • 04 Feb 1928 Charging that her husband used "keen , cutting and sarcastic" language in addressing her, Mrs. Fayme Allen filed suit for a divorce from Roy C. Allen yesterday. The couple was married August 22, 1922 and separated October 15 of the same year.
  • 04 Feb 1928 Mrs. Myrtle Worden sued Harry Worden for divorce alleging that he is a habitual drunkard. The couple was married in 1921.
  • 04 Feb 1928 John A. Mueller filed suit for a divorce from Mrs. Cora L. Mueller. He charged cruel and inhuman treatment. The Mueller's were married in 1897.
  • 04 Feb 1928 Mrs. Grace G. Larimore filed suit for a divorce from John Harlan Larimore, charging that he cursed and swore at her.
  • 04 Feb 1928 Mrs. Hattie Kress charged cruelty in a complaint filed against Frank Kress.
  • 07 Feb 1928 Ward C. Hollings, showman, filed suit for a divorce from Mrs. Hazel May Hollings. He alleges that she abandoned him in 1925. The plaintiff also averred that his wife drank to excess and that she was cruel to him during the time that they lived together. Hollings, who is said to maintain his legal residence in the city, was here with the Shrine circus. His wife lives in St. Louis.
  • 07 Feb 1928 Mrs. Willadean Moorman won a divorce from Lewis A. Moorman. She told the court that her husband had failed to provide for her. She was given custody of their child and the father was ordered to pay $5 a week to its support.
  • 07 Feb 1928 Mrs. Opal Bley was granted a divorce from Raymond J. Bley on a cross-complaint. She was awarded the custody of their child and Bley was ordered to pay $20 a month to its support. The couple was married in 1926. The plaintiff charged cruelty.
  • 07 Feb 1928 Mrs. Donna Peigh was granted a divorce from Floyd B. Peigh on a charge of failure to provide. The plaintiff's maiden name of Donna Steetz was restored.
  • 07 Feb 1928 The divorce case of Mrs. Maxine Compton against Bertus Compton was dismissed.
  • 07 Feb 1928 The divorce case of Mrs. Babe Sprunger against Gustave Sprunger was dismissed.
  • 08 Feb 1928 Mrs. Florence Kleber objects to sleeping with a police dog in her complaint for divorce filed yesterday afternoon in superior court against Kenneth C. Kleber. The plaintiff charges that on a certain night her husband compelled her to sleep with him and the dog. She also charges that he slapped her and hit her with his fists. Mrs. Kleber asks $1,000 alimony. The couple was married July 5, 1927.
  • 08 Feb 1928 Mrs. Helen Healea sued for a two-year separation from Myron Healea, the custody of two minor children and $15 per week for support. She charges that her husband gave her a beating which left black and blue spot. The couple was married in 1914 and separated in 1926.
  • 08 Feb 1928 Joseph Crabill filed a cross-complaint for a divorce from Mrs. Katherine Crabill yesterday. He charged that she went automobile riding with other men and stayed out late of nights. He asks the custody of three children.
  • 09 Feb 1928 Mrs. Marguerite Van Buskirk filed suit for a divorce from Harry I. Van Buskirk yesterday alleging that he deserted her. The couple was married September 3, 1921.
  • 09 Feb 1928 Mrs. Irene Teddy was granted a divorce from Maurice Teddy yesterday in superior court No. 2. She charged that her husband had been guilty of cruel and inhuman treatment. Her maiden name of Irene M. McNabb was restored.
  • 10 Feb 1928 Mrs. Grace Farrell filed suit for a divorce from Clifford Farrell alleging that he often struck her and used profane language in addressing her.
  • 10 Feb 1928 Mrs. Maude M Linnaberry was granted a divorce from Andrew S. Linnaberry on charges of cruel and inhuman treatment. The couple was married in 1905 and has one son 20 years of age. The Linnaberry's separated two years ago.
  • 12 Feb 1928 Mrs. Maude Burlage was granted a divorce from Henry Burlage yesterday. She testified that her husband associated with other women and failed to provide for her.
  • 12 Feb 1928 Mrs. Nina Mae Young filed a cross-complaint for divorce from Mark A. Young, alleging that he nagged at her and struck her. The couple was married in 1920 and separated in 1927.
  • 12 Feb 1928 Mrs. Clara J. Smith filed suit for a five-year separation from Ada D. Smith. She alleged that her husband packed his clothes and left her.
  • 12 Feb 1928 Mrs. Edna M. Coleman sued Roy E. Coleman for divorce, alleging abandonment.
  • 12 Feb 1928 Frank E. Poling filed suit for a divorce from Florence Poling alleging that she refused to work.
  • 12 Feb 1928 Clarence Cummings sued Mrs. Margaret Cummings for divorce, alleging cruel and inhuman treatment.
  • 14 Feb 1928 William Shoemaker told the court that his wife, Mrs. Catherine Shoemaker attempted to stab him. The decree of divorce was held up pending the hearing of further evidence in the case.
  • 14 Feb 1928 Mrs. Frances E. Baldwin was granted a divorce from Frank A. Baldwin on a charge of failure to provide.
  • 14 Feb 1928 Charles Doseler filed suit for a divorce from Mrs. Irene Doseler, alleging that she nagged at him and called him vile names. The couple was married in November, 1927, and separated in February 1928.
  • 14 Feb 1928 Mrs. Vada Walters filed suit against Ronald C. Walters for desertion and nonsupport.
  • 14 Feb 1928 Mrs. Sara F. Rexroat was granted a divorce from Oral E. Rexroat on a charge of desertion.
  • 15 Feb 1928 Arthur Anderson was granted a divorce from Mrs. Mae Anderson yesterday on a charge of cruel and inhuman treatment.
  • 15 Feb 1928 Mrs. Lennie M. King was granted a divorce from Charles J. King on a charge of failure to provide.
  • 15 Feb 1928 Arthur Pearse was granted a divorce from Mrs. Ethel M. Pearse. He testified that his wife was unfaithful to him.
  • 15 Feb 1928 Charles Neeley filed suit for a divorce from Mrs. Jennie Neeley, alleging that she left him because of another man.
  • 15 Feb 1928 Graver C. Hamilton asked a divorce from Mrs. Mary E. Hamilton alleging abandonment.
  • 15 Feb 1928 Mrs. Mattie Black, colored, was granted a divorce from George Black, colored. She testified that her husband gave her a beating.
  • 16 Feb 1928 Mrs. Effie J. Trick asked $10,000 alimony and an absolute divorce in a complaint filed yesterday against George M. Trick. The couple was married in 1922 and separated in 1921. She says she was granted a two years separation in October, 1924. She charges cruel and inhuman treatment and failure to provide.
  • 16 Feb 1928 Charles Daseler sued Irene Daseler for divorce, charging cruel and inhuman treatment.
  • 16 Feb 1928 Mrs. Lucile Kruse of Huntertown asked a divorce from David Kruse, alleging failure to provide.
  • 17 Feb 1928 A husband has no right to throw the butcher knife and alarm clock at his wife, Judge Charles J. Ryan, of superior court, held yesterday. He awarded a divorce to Mrs. Elizabeth Lindsay who told him that her husband, Edward Lindsay had made her a target for such articles.
  • 17 Feb 1928 Mrs. Lillian Hetrick was granted a divorce from George Hetrick on a charge of cruel and inhuman treatment.
  • 17 Feb 1928 George Morrison alleged that his 14 days of married life with Mrs. May Morrison consisted of constant strife and that he is no longer able to endure it. The couple was married February 2, and separated yesterday.
  • 17 Feb 1928 Mrs. Marie Druley filed suit for a divorce from Eldon Druley alleging failure to provide.
  • 17 Feb 1928 Howard M. Hobbs sued Mrs. Murial J. Hobbs for a divorce, alleging that she stayed away from home of nights without telling him where she has been. The couple was married in 1904.
  • 17 Feb 1928 Mrs. Margaret Manter asked a divorce and $1,000 alimony in a complaint filed against Donald Manter.
  • 18 Feb 1928 Mrs. Florence Dangler sued Donald Dangler for a divorce yesterday alleging that he frequently came home intoxicated and that on one occasion he knocked her down. The couple was married in 1924.
  • 18 Feb 1928 Robert G. Rodaheaver filed suit for a divorce from Orba Rodaheaver, alleging cruel and inhuman treatment. The couple was married in 1923.
  • 18 Feb 1928 Mrs. Helen Hutchers filed suit for a divorce from Forrest L. Hutchers. She charged failure to provide. The couple was married in 1913 and separated in 1926.
  • 18 Feb 1928 Mrs. Goldie May Boyd was granted a divorce from Bert J. Boyd in superior court yesterday. She charged that her husband is a drunkard and that he is now serving a term on the penal farm for child neglect. She was granted custody of the child and her husband was ordered to pay $5 per week to its support. The couple had been divorced before, but remarried.
  • 19 Feb 1928 Mrs. Julia Weikart filed suit for a divorce from Morris Weikart, charging cruel and inhuman treatment. The couple was married in 1924 and separated in 1928.
  • 19 Feb 1928 Mrs. Nellie Pressler sued Alva E. Pressler for divorce, alleging failure to provide. They were married in 1924 and separated in 1927.
  • 21 Feb 1928 Mrs. Opal Uncapher yesterday filed suit for divorce against her husband, Clifford Uncapher. They were married May 29, 1921 and only recently separated. In her complaint Mrs. Uncapher charges her husband with having struck her and called her vile names. She asks $2,000 alimony and a restraining order to keep her husband from interfering with her.
  • 21 Feb 1928 Judge Charles A. Ryan yesterday granted Mrs. Ruth A. Siebold a decree of divorce from Edward L. Siebold in superior court No. 1. The testimony showed that the couple married six years ago. The complainant testified that her husband had failed to provide for her and the three children and that on several occasions he had been convicted of child neglect. She was given custody of the three children and Siebold was ordered to pay $10 weekly for their support.
  • 22 Feb 1928 Alleging his wife smokes, drinks, neglects her home and family in the pursuit of questionable company, Dock Purdue filed suit for divorce against Mrs. Velda Purdue in superior court No. 1 yesterday. The couple was married June 28, 1924 and lived together as man and wife until October 1 of last year. The complaint sets forth the defendant is now in Logansport and Purdue asks that the custody of a year-old child, Barbe be given to him when the marriage is severed.
  • 22 Feb 1928 LaRue Nichols entered suit for divorce in superior court yesterday against his wife, Twyla Nichols. The complaint sets forth that she abandoned her home in September, 1927, and had not lived with him since that time. Prior to that date he alleges that she refused to cook his meals and that her quarrelsome disposition and improper conduct also included neglect of a 13-month-old babe. Nichols seeks custody of the child.
  • 22 Feb 1928 The matrimonial shipwreck of Josephine and Moses Hafner was revealed yesterday when the former entered complaint in Allen superior court against her husband. The suit is based on the alleged quarrelsome disposition of the defendant who is employed as fireman of a stationary engine and who is charged with going to bed in his dirty clothes and of other acts which promoted household discord. She asks that she be given back her former name, Josephine Specher and the custody of an infant son Elmer.
  • 23 Feb 1928 Drinking to excess and staying out all night were the main reasons set forth in the complaint of Mrs. Edna R. Bates which was filed yesterday in superior court No. 1 against her husband, Roy M. Bates in a suit for divorce. Mrs. Bates declares that the defendant earns $200 monthly and also owns stock in the Dudio Manufacturing Company. She is asking for $1,000 alimony.
  • 23 Feb 1928 Franz Wilson was sued for divorce by his wife Mary in a complaint filed in superior court No. 1 yesterday. Mrs. Wilson states that they were married in 1924, but separated in April of last year and have not lived together for nearly a year.
  • 24 Feb 1928 Mrs. Grace B. Dibble entered a complaint against her husband, Victor M. Dibble for separation and restraining order in superior court No. 1. The couple was married December 5, 1913 and separated February 22, 1923. To this union two children were born. The complaint sets forth that Dibble cursed his wife and called her vile names, ending with striking her and knocking her to the floor. She asks that she be given a bill of separation for three years and that he be restrained from troubling her and the children. The restraining order was later issued by Judge Charles J. Ryan.
  • 24 Feb 1928 Marie Craig entered suit for divorce against Robert Craig. They were married January 26, 1920 and separated Feb. 18, 1928. The complaint charges Craig with calling her vile names and accusing her of associating with other men. There are three children. She asks the custody of the children and a restraining order pending the trial suit.
  • 24 Feb 1928 A divorce action brought by Decemia Bauman against Andrew Bauman was filed in superior court No 1 yesterday. She asks for the custody of two children and that Bauman be required to pay $10 per week for their support.
  • 24 Feb 1928 In superior court No 1 Judge Charles J. Ryan granted a divorce to Mrs. Edna J. Hodell from her husband, Don F. Hodell, on grounds of nonsupport and neglect. The defendant also won the custody of their only child and Hodell was ordered to pay $5 weekly for its support. The couple was married in March, 1924 and recently separated.
  • 24 Feb 1928 In a cross-complaint filed yesterday, Orville Lehman defendant in a divorce action begun several months ago by his wife, alleged abandonment be awarded him instead of his wife, Mrs. Grace Lehman.
  • 25 Feb 1928 Helen Butts was granted a divorce from Carl Butts in superior court No. 1 yesterday.
  • 25 Feb 1928 Mrs. Decemia Bauman was granted a divorce From Andrew Bauman in superior court No. 1. She was awarded the custody of the two children and the defendant was ordered to pay $10 a week for their support.
  • 25 Feb 1928 Entering suit for divorce from his wife, Lovely Foster, in superior court No. 2 yesterday, Fred Foster complained that she was habitually neglectful of her home and family, being away for days at a time, and that he and their son frequently had no one to cook their meals and keep house. The defendant's alleged association with other men was also set forth in the complaint. They were married May 6, 192, and separated November 30, 1927, when she left the home.
  • 26 Feb 1928 Mrs. Bertha L. Shellhouse filed suit for a divorce from Raymond W. Shellhouse, alleging that he abandoned her. The couple was married in 1924 and separated in 1928. The plaintiff wants her former name of Bertha Bartels restored.
  • 26 Feb 1928 James Jones sued Bertha Jones for divorce charging cruel and inhuman treatment.
  • 26 Feb 1928 Noah Egley, solicitor for the City Light and Power company, was granted a divorce from Mrs. Olive Egley by Special Judge Phil M. McNagny in superior court yesterday. The evidence was heard several weeks ago. It is understood the Egley will pay his wife $2,000 alimony. Eash of the parties was ordered to pay one-half of the costs of the case.
  • 26 Feb 1928 Mrs. Marie Neasel filed suit for a divorce from G.W. Neasel, charging cruel and inhuman treatment.
  • 26 Feb 1928 Mrs. Blanche C. Hiser was granted a divorce from John Hiser. She charged cruelty and failure to provide.
  • 26 Feb 1928 Mrs. Naomi L. Brewer asked $1,500 alimony in a complaint for divorce filed against Louis C. Brewer. She alleged that her husband ridiculed her family in her presence.
  • 28 Feb 1928 Charging that her spouse is lazy and refuses to work and that about the only exercise he indulges in is cursing her and beating her up, Mrs. Genevieve Summers entered suit for divorce against her husband, Eugene Summers, in superior court No. 1 yesterday. They were married December 5, 1925 and lived together until last month. The plaintiff is suing for an absolute divorce and asks that he be enjoined by the court from molesting her.
  • 28 Feb 1928 Mrs. Ruth Morgan applied for a divorce yesterday against her husband, William Morgan. They were married January 12, 1925, according to the facts set forth in the complaint, and the husband deserted her the following month without cause. She asserts that they have not lived together since that time. Mrs. Morgan has petitioned for the care and custody of their little daughter, Betty.
  • 28 Feb 1928 A matrimonial tangle involving two accusations of desertion, one from his wife and the other from the United States Navy, and of marrying twice, each time under a different name, was revealed in the divorce suit filed yesterday in superior court No. 1 by Mrs. Margaret Lescher against Arthur Lescher. The complaint filed alleges that she married the defendant twice, once under the name of Clark and again under the name of Lescher, but that Lescher is the real name of the defendant. She claims that he admitted to her that he deserted from the naval service. They were married in July, 1925
  • 28 Feb 1928 In superior court No. 1 yesterday a decree of divorce was granted by Judge Charles J. Ryan to Mrs. Ruth E. Smethers from Paul H. Smethers. The plaintiff also was given the custody of the child and Smethers was ordered to pay $5 a week as support money. The complaint set forth that he had struck her and knocked her down several time before she entered suit.
  • 29 Feb 1928 Alleging cruel treatment in suing for divorce and the custody of their child, Mrs. Martha F. Zolinger entered complaint against Donald H. Zolinger in superior court No. 1 yesterday. The couple was married July 23, 1925, and separated in January of this year. The complaint sets forth that the father has not provided for the child since its birth. She asks for its care and custody.
  • 29 Feb 1928 Charging her husband with failure to provide, drunkenness and abusive tactics about the house, Mrs. Julin L. Yates filed suit for divorce yesterday in superior court No. 2 against her husband, John Yates.
  • 29 Feb 1928 Esther Johnson sought relief yesterday from the marriage ties which bind her to Boyd Johnson. The latter is charged with coming home drunk and abusing his wife. The divorce complaint was filed in superior court No. 1 yesterday.
  • 29 Feb 1928 Mrs. Loula Mayberry sued for divorce in superior court yesterday alleging that her husband, William M. Mayberry has failed to provide and finally left her with grocery bills, rent to pay and no money to meet the expenses. The couple was married in Mary, 1927 and lived together until this month.
  • 29 Feb 1928 Mrs. Maude Louraine entered suit for divorce against John E. Louraine yesterday on charges of cruelty.
  • 29 Feb 1928 Mrs. Ruth Smethers was granted a divorce decree yesterday in superior court No.1 from Paul Smethers. The evidence in the case was heard Monday.
  • 29 Feb 1928 In the Harry L. Davis-Esther Davis divorce suit the former was ordered to pay $10 weekly for the support of the defendant.
  • 29 Feb 1928 Mrs. Grace M. Kauffman was granted a decree of divorce from Michael B. Kauffman. The plaintiff was also awarded the custody of the three children.
  • 29 Feb 1928 Suing for divorce from Martin A. Procise the plaintiff Mrs. Myrl A. Procise, charges him with coming home at all hours and abusing her. She is seeking the custody of their five children. The couple was married in 1917.

  • 01 Mar 1928 Charging that her husband, Lester Brown had been associating with other women and that he had once been arrested on a charge growing out of such an illicit association, Mrs. Anna M. Brown was yesterday grated a divorce in Judge Charles J. Ryan's superior court No. 1. Two children born of their marriage which occurred in January, 1925, were given into the custody of their mother and Brown was ordered to pay $10 weekly for their support.
  • 01 Mar 1928 Filing a cross complaint in which he charges Dick A. Wilhoite as his wife's particular friend for the past two years, Frank A. Cole yesterday made response to Mrs. Cole's divorce action begun in superior court several weeks ago. In his complaint Cole declared that his wife told him she no longer had any use for him and didn't want him around. He asks that he be given the divorce instead of Mrs. Cole and that he also he awarded the custody of their three children as she is not a fit person to look after their interests. Mrs. Cole asked for $3,000 in her original complaint.
  • 01 Mar 1928 A decree of divorce was issued to Pearl Voiral in superior court yesterday against Russell Voiral, who was ordered to pay $10 a week for the education and support of their two children who will be placed in the Sacred Heart academy in the custody of the sister superior.
  • 01 Mar 1928 Josephine Banks was granted a divorce from R. Henry Banks in superior court No. 1 yesterday. The maiden name of the plaintiff, Josephine Dubanks was also restores.
  • 01 Mar 1928 Suit for divorce was filed yesterday by Hilda Willig against her husband Bernard Willig. The plaintiff petitioned for a restraining order to prevent being molested.
  • 01 Mar 1928 Alleging that his wife associated with other men and left home for weeks at a time to reside with strangers, John Fields filed suit for divorce against Edith Fields in superior court No. 1 yesterday. The couple were married August 11, 1911 and separated January 18, 1928. Fields alleges that his home is broken up and asks for a decree of divorce. One daughter, Thelma, 14 is mentioned in the complaint.
  • 02 Mar 1928 Charging that his wife refused to live with him or do any of the work necessary to the keeping of a home, and that she had frequently told him she cared nothing for him Willis Budd entered suit for divorce from Deloris Budd in superior court No. 1 yesterday. The couple was married August 6, 1919, and lived together until January, 1927.
  • 02 Mar 1928 Mrs. Helen McCray filed suit for divorce in superior court No. 2 yesterday against Ivan McCray. The complaint charges him with cruelty, cursing, physical violence and vile names. There are two children born of the marriage which was solemnized August 22, 1919. The plaintiff asks for an absolute divorce and the custody of the children.
  • 03 Mar 1928 Charging that her husband, Silas A. Gaff was a habitual drunkard and that he knocked her down with his fist, Mrs. Eulalia Gaff was granted a divorce by Judge Charles J. Ryan yesterday in superior court. Mrs. Gaff also testified that her husband failed to provide for her. She was granted the custody of two children and Gaff was ordered to pay $5 a week to their support.
  • 03 Mar 1928 Mrs. Mayme Bodell was granted a divorce from C. Frank Bodwll on a cross-complaint. She testified that her husband was cruel to her and that he associated with other women.
  • 05 Mar 1928 An entry which will grant Mrs. Lulu Stetzel a divorce from Everett Stetzel as soon as she brings in another residence witness was made in superior court yesterday. The plaintiff was granted the custody of three children. She charged that her husband deserted her in 1924. On two or three occasions she has had him arrested for child neglect. The couple was married in 1915.
  • 06 Mar 1928 Charging that her husband hailed to provide and that he neglected her during the last two years they were married, Mrs. Bessie Dennison filed suit yesterday against Orris Dennison for divorce. The couple was married November 19, 1925, and separated August 28 last year.
  • 07 Mar 1928 Charging her mate with nagging and cursing her and that he failed to support her, Margaret Zuber filed suit for divorce against Ralph A. Zuber in superior court. The action was made returnable, March 19. She asks for the restoration of her maiden name and a restraining order to prevent the defendant from molesting her.
  • 07 Mar 1928 Oliver Wilson yesterday filed suit for divorce from his wife, Eula Wilson, alleging that she absented herself from the home for months as a time, and that the last time she left she took all her clothes and personal property and went to Chicago declaring that she would never return. The couple were married on January 6, 1921 and separated on March 1 of this year.
  • 07 Mar 1928 The divorce suit of Elijah Saylor against Margaret Saylor in superior court No. 1 was dismissed.
  • 07 Mar 1928 Donna Peigh was granted a divorce decree against Floyd B. Peigh in superior court No. 1 yesterday.
  • 08 Mar 1928 J. W. Smith started action against Nellie M. Smith. They were married August 25, 1923, and separated September 30, 1927. The family residence is at 1122 Burgess street, which the plaintiff alleges his wife abandoned. It is also charged that she neglected her duties to run with other men. The action was made returnable March 20.
  • 08 Mar 1928 Walter Honeick sought release from the marital bonds, charging that his wife, Mary Honeick refused to settle down and was constantly going to other cities to meet and associate with men. They were married December 31, 1919 and separated February 18, 1928. Two boys Jack and Walter were born of this union. The plaintiff seeks an absolute divorce and the custody of the children.
  • 08 Mar 1928 Charging that his wife's violent temper took all the joy out of life because she continually nagged and cursed him, Valmore C. Snyder entered suit for divorce yesterday against Mae C. Snyder. They were married September 8, 1920 and separated March 4. The custody of a son Jack is to be determined by the court should the plea be granted.
  • 08 Mar 1928 The following divorces were dismissed: Biannie Amerson against Segrean Amerson; Margaret Polly against Laurel Polly; Lucillie Walker against Ja.es Walker; Russell A. Dafforn against Dorothy N. Dafforn; Anna Rudasks against Andrew Rudasks; Norna E. Burns against P. Burns; Engie Campbell against William Campbell, Elva West against Otto West; Janette Adams against George Adams, Gertrude Lee Cox against James Dewey Cox; John E. Gruber against Katheryn Gruber; Mildred Flack against Robert Flack, Derryl Teegarden against Mildred Teegarden.
  • 09 Mar 1928 The divorce suit of Mrs. Lenna M. Arnold against P.B. Arnold occupied the attention of superior court No 1 yesterday morning. While a courtroom full of people awaited the action, a conference of several hours between attorneys in the case resulted in the settlement of the difference out of court. Mrs. Arnold was granted a decree of divorce from Presion B. Arnold, heard of the Fort Wayne plumbing concern of P.B. Arnold company. Judge Charles J. Ryan made the entry on an amended complaint filed yesterday. Originally the plaintiff filed an action for a five-year-separation only. Without the settlement in court, doubtless a contested action of several days would have been the result. The property record was not completed yesterday, but the settlement, it is understood will eventually include alimony in the sum of approximately $2,500. An agreement as to the division of the household furnishings was also reached, Arnold was ordered to pay the costs in the case.
  • 09 Mar 1928 Matilda Foote entered suit for a divorce from Thomas E. Foote in superior court No. 1 yesterday. They were married August 2, 1922, and lived together until February 22, 1927. The complaint alleges neglect and nonsupport, the defendant being charged with having contributed nothing to the household although being fully able to provide. Mrs. Foote petitions for a decree of absolute divorce and the custody of the three children, Gloria, Neville and Robert.
  • 09 Mar 1928 David G. Galloway filed suit in superior court No. 1 yesterday against his wife, Nellie Galloway. The plaintiff asks that a divorce decree be granted him on the ground that the defendant refused to keep house or cook his meals and that constant quarreling resulted in their separation this month. The couple was married April 1, 1927. Being married on All Fool's day seemed to fore-shadow what was to come for sand accumulated in the domestic bearings and the machinery of the household came to a full stop after less than a year of matrimony.
  • 09 Mar 1928 Filing suit for divorce in superior court No. 1 yesterday, Mrs. Maizlo Kidwell sought to have severed the marital bonds between her and Chester Kidwell. She alleges that he deserted her more than two years in October, 1925. Mrs. Kidwell and a companion, Mrs. Viola Newcomb figured in the robbery case which sent Lawrence Mulliford to prison. The case attracted considerable attention in that Milliford's accomplice, John Shively of Marion, was killed in an automobile accident shortly after the attack upon the two women near Swinney park. Mulliford was convicted of robbing Mrs. Kidwell of a camera.
  • 10 Mar 1928 Declaring that the welfare of their young child outweighs the selfish consideration of the parents, Judge George H. Leonard yesterday refused to grant Rudolph Harold Zehner a divorce from Catherine Zehner. Zehner left his wife after a beer party held in their home, the evidence disclosed. He said he played drunk on the occasion so that he might watch the conduct of his wife and another man. Zehner complained that his wife served him meals of cold canned corn, canned peas and pressed ham. He also testified that he suspected the conduct of his wife on one or two other occasions, but he failed to convince the court.
  • 11 Mar 1928 Mrs. Mary E. Reed filed suit for a divorce from Ralph B. Reed alleging that he was cruel to her and their 10-months-old baby.
  • 11 Mar 1928 Carl C. Cuney sued Mrs. Fern L. Cuney for divorce, alleging cruel and inhuman treatment.
  • 11 Mar 1928 Mrs. Jennie Bohen asked a divorce from Thomas S. Bohen. She charged cruel and inhuman treatment and asks the custody of two children and $5,000 alimony.
  • 11 Mar 1928 Herman Himelstein sued Clara Himelstein for divorce, charging abandonment. The couple was married January 1, 1928 and separated March 1.
  • 11 Mar 1928 Mrs. Sophia M. Fry was granted a divorce from William T. Fry. She charged failure to provide.
  • 13 Mar 1928 Mrs. Grace M. Thomas won her decree of divorce from Harvey L. Thomas before Judge Charles J. Ryan in superior court No 1 yesterday. The plaintiff also was given the custody of a daughter and Thomas was ordered to pay $3 a week for the girl's support.
  • 13 Mar 1928 Bernice O. Woodard was granted a divorce from S. Clyde Woodard and her maiden name, Bernice O. Tinsely was restored by order of the court.
  • 14 Mar 1928 On charges of failure to provide brought by Ona Feaser against Jacob Feaser, the plaintiff was granted a divorce yesterday.
  • 14 Mar 1928 A decree of divorce was awarded Mrs. Lillian Halle by Judge George M. Leonard in superior court No. 2 yesterday. She was given the judgement on cross complaint filed in an action originated by her husband, Charles H. Halle. Alimony in excess of $2,000 was also given the plaintiff.
  • 14 Mar 1928 Mrs. Gussie Brown succeeded in having the bonds of matrimony between her and Dallas Brown dissolved yesterday in superior court by Judge Charles J. Ryan. She entered a cross complaint in answer to the one he entered, charged brown with cruelty and constant quarrelling and nagging. Her maiden name, Gussie S. Cooksey was also ordered restored.
  • 14 Mar 1928 Ida Oliver was granted a divorce yesterday from Waldo Oliver and the court ordered the restoration of the plaintiff's maiden name, Ida Lancaster.
  • 14 Mar 1928 Married in November, 1927, happiness took flight in the wedded career of Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Curran, according to the complaint entered by Mrs. Florence Curran, who yesterday filed suit for divorce from her husband, alleging that he cursed, nagged and beat her. The suit has been entered for trial in superior court No. 1 before Judge Charles J. Ryan.
  • 15 Mar 1928 Another angle developed yesterday in the divorce case of Willis Budd who filed suit against Deloris Budd several weeks ago. The latter came back with a cross-complaint in superior court in which she asked the court to deny the petition of her husband for a divorce, declaring that he was to blame for the present domestic tangle. They have separated several time, she declared, but he had always managed to patch up the differences by promising to refrain from associating with other women. When he failed to do this, their last good-by was final, she states. The couple was married in 1919 and Mrs. Budd asks that in addition to the decree of divorce that she be granted the custody of their two children.
  • 15 Mar 1928 William Kammeyer won suit for divorce on complaint of Loretta Kammeyer. The latter alleges false accusations, personal threats and violent out-breads at the home. They were married three years ago and separated a few days ago.
  • 15 Mar 1928 Dalla Brown has been given a decree of divorce from Gussie Brown by Judge Charles J. Ryan in superior court No. 1. Outside influences causing bickering suspicion and unhappiness are charged as the shoals on which the ship of matrimony want to pieces. By mutual agreement the maiden name of the defendant Cooksey Brown was ordered restored by the court.
  • 16 Mar 1928 Charging that he called her vile and indecent names and that she had been compelled to work since their marriage as he had failed to provide, Ivena Werling filed suit for divorce from Ervin Werling in superior court No. 1 yesterday. The couple was married on August 27, 1927, and separated six months later.
  • 16 Mar 1928 Montrose Baker filed suit for divorce against James G. Baker yesterday, the complaint setting forth that he failed to provide. The couple was married two years ago this month.
  • 16 Mar 1928 Ethel Wagner married Oscar Wagner November 2, 1911. They were divorced in 1923 and later remarried. Yesterday Mrs. Wagner entered suit for divorce as they had separated after a long period of marital unhappiness. She asks that the custody of a daughter Beulah be given her.
  • 16 Mar 1928 Anna Langer filed a complaint for divorce against Frank Langer in superior court. Four children were born of their marriage of October 27, 1909, and the plaintiff asks for their custody together with an absolute divorce.
  • 16 Mar 1928 Charging that he came home drunk and cursed and abused her, Edna Cochran entered suit for divorce against Burvia Cochran yesterday. The couple was married September 18, 1924, and the plaintiff seeks the custody of their child.
  • 16 Mar 1928 Deferring granting a decree until residence witnesses could be heard, Judge Charles J. Ryan yesterday indicated in superior court No. 1 that a divorce decree would be given in the case of Daniel Omspacher against Mrs. Christina Omspacher. The husband, who is the plaintiff, testified that his wife had left him without cause and had refused to live with him. They were married in 1903.
  • 16 Mar 1928 Cruelty and failure to provide are the allegations set forth in the suit for divorce filed yesterday by Mrs. Ina Waldeschmidt against Ludwig Waldeschmidt. She asks $500 alimony.
  • 16 Mar 1928 Asking for a divorce and the custody of their three children, Mrs. Edna F. Dowden filed suit for divorce from Ernest Dowden to whom she was married in 1917. Failure to support and domestic unhappiness were alleged in the complaint.
  • 16 Mar 1928 The following divorce cases were dismissed: Alma O'Day against Gale O'Day; Dorothy Perkins against Kenneth Perkins; Theresa Dennis against Carl Dennis; Clara Fox against Norman Fox; Daivd Hakes against Hazel Hakes; Thelma Congdon against George Congdon; Martha Carpenter against George Carpenter; Erna McGraw against Jack McGraw; Grace Prine against Ernest Prine; Charles H. Ranson against Julia A. Ranson; Elise Ruch against Charles P. Ruch; Irene Sampson against Ray Sampson; Harry Sarsten against Paulina Sarsten; Mary Koop against Louis Koop; Charlotte Ringwalt against Ross Ringwalt; Nick Paulis against Edith Paulis; Marie Rodabaugh against Oral Rodabaugh, Lois Dowden against Charles Dowden; Nellie Mix against Willian Mix; Nellie Krahne against Arthur Krahne; Eunice Patterson against Clarence Patterson; Arvilla Wilkinson against Eugene Wilkinson, Marie Monigal against Kenneth Monigal; Lydia Stewart against Harold Stewart; Stella Waters against Virgil Waters.
  • 17 Mar 1928 Mrs. Eva Goodman was granted a divorce from John Goodman in superior court on testimony of cruel and inhuman treatment.
  • 17 Mar 1928 Mrs. Alpha I. White filed suit for a divorce from John K. White, alleging that he was cold toward her and acted as if he did not love her. She asks a judgment of alimony.
  • 20 Mar 1928 Mrs. Lillie D. Hinderman filed suit for divorce and $5,000 alimony yesterday against Charles H. Hinderman. She charged that her husband owned a piece of property but that he would not work. She said he would read the want ads in the newspaper and when he found a job where a woman was wanted he would urge her to take it. The couple was married in 1913 and separated in 1923.
  • 20 Mar 1928 Mrs. Minnie C. Brothers filed suit for a five-year separation from John W. Brothers, alleging that he made false accusation against her.
  • 20 Mar 1928 Mrs. Melba Richards sued Clinton Richards for divorce, charged cruel and inhuman treatment.
  • 20 Mar 1928 Mrs. Isabelle Dorman sued Alvin Dorman for divorce on the charge of cruel and inhuman treatment.
  • 20 Mar 1928 Mrs. Hattie Mae Cureton filed an amended complaint for divorce from Carl Cureton and asked $750 alimony.
  • 20 Mar 1928 Mrs. Franchon Darrow was granted a divorce from Charles Darrow. She testified that he drank to excess.
  • 20 Mar 1928 Mrs. Catherine Schoemaker was granted a two-year separation from William Schoemaker on a cross-complaint.
  • 20 Mar 1928 Mrs. Carolyn Dunlap was divorced from Mario Dunlap. She charged failure to provide.
  • 21 Mar 1928 Charging that her husband came home drunk and frequently cursed her and beat her up, Lena R. Bennett filed suit for divorce against Monroe Bennett in superior court yesterday. They were married November 20, 1907, and lived together until this week. Ten children were born of this union, six are under 18 years of age.
  • 21 Mar 1928 Beulah Cline entered a complaint for divorce against George Cline, and a restraining order was also filed by the plaintiff, who seeks the custody of a child. Cruel and inhuman treatment is set forth as the reason for the action.
  • 21 Mar 1928 Lena Striker and Doit Striker were married August 22, 1921, and separated three years ago. Yesterday Mrs. Striker instituted divorce proceedings. Her complaint charges that her husband cursed and beat her. She also seeks the custody of a daughter.
  • 21 Mar 1928 Edna F. Cox was yesterday released from the marital ties, she being granted a divorce from Oscar L. Cox by Judge George H. Leonard in superior court No. 1. Evidence which won the decree was based on testimony proving he had deserted her and did not pay the bills. Mrs. Cox was also awarded the custody of the only child.
  • 22 Mar 1928 Daniel Omspacher was given a decree of divorce from Christina Omspacher in superior court No.1 by Judge Charles J. Ryan. The plaintiff testified that his wife had left him without cause and refused to live with him.
  • 22 Mar 1928 Alma O'Day won a decree of divorce from Gale O'Day yesterday. She was given her maiden name, Alma B. Curtis by order of the court.
  • 22 Mar 1928 Carolyn Dunlay was granted a decree of divorce from Merle C. Dunlay yesterday on complaint of cruel treatment. The court ordered her maiden name, Carolyn Fechlair, restored to her.
  • 22 Mar 1928 The evidence convincing the court that the defendant had refused to live with the plaintiff as a wife, Judge Charles J. Ryan yesterday granted a divorce to Oscar Rabel from Dorothy Rabel in superior court No. 1.
  • 22 Mar 1928 John Goodwin has been granted a divorce from Eva Goodwin on a cross-complaint filed in superior court.
  • 22 Mar 1928 Charging that her husband called her vile names and beat, Helen Bennett entered suit for divorce yesterday against John Bennett in superior court No. 1. There are three children in the Bennett family. The plaintiff asked for a restraining order, which was granted.
  • 22 Mar 1928 Failure to provide was the basis of a divorce action instituted by Rosetta N. Bergewen against Harry Bergewen yesterday. Married on October 17, 1927, their romance was short lived, for five months later they separated. The case has been assigned superior court No. 1.
  • 23 Mar 1928 Divorce proceedings of Florence A. Brown against John C. Brown were instituted in superior court No. 1 yesterday. They were married May 3, 1924, and separated September 27, 1927. The complaint sets forth the defendant's failure to provide. Also that the husband, posing as a single man, enlisted in the United States Army last September and deserted her with no source of income. She petitions for an absolute divorce and the return by the court of her maiden name, Florence A. Smith.
  • 23 Mar 1928 Ruth Duguid yesterday filed suit for divorce against John Duguid. Married March 13, 1926, they lived together until a week ago. The wife has petitioned for the custody of two small children. She alleges that Duguid neglected his family, being out all night with questionable companions and that he frequently cursed and abused her, leaving marks on her body when he struck her several times.
  • 23 Mar 1928 With the evidence substantiating the charges of the husband against the wife for unfaithfulness, Judge Charles J. Ryan yesterday granted a divorce to John I. Howard from Dorothy Howard when a supplementary complaint was filed.
  • 23 Mar 1928 Wilbur Gowan was granted a divorce from Bessie Gowan by Judge Charles J. Ryan in superior court No.1 yesterday. The action was based on charges of desertion.
  • 23 Mar 1928 Restoration of her maiden name, Rose Butler, and a decree of divorce from Alvie McBride was granted Mrs. Rose McBride in superior court yesterday by Judge Charles J. Ryan.
  • 23 Mar 1928 Mrs. Marie Walter filed suit for divorce from Harold N. Walter in superior court No. 1 asking $5,000 alimony. The couple was married in December, 1915, and the complaint alleges that he abused her and that she has been compelled to work to support herself and their three children.
  • 24 Mar 1928 Mrs. Trilby Demint sued Russell Demint for divorce, charging failure to provide and cruelty.
  • 24 Mar 1928 Mrs. Alice Alden sued Edward R. Alden for divorce. She charged failure to provide.
  • 24 Mar 1928 William C. Parker sued Mrs. Vera Parker for divorce, alleging desertion.
  • 24 Mar 1928 Ed Hildebrand sued Mrs. Elsie Hildebrand, alleging that she nagged and quarreled at him.
  • 25 Mar 1928 Mrs. Maddemene Taylor, living on Constance avenue, yesterday sued Sam O. Taylor for divorce. She alleged that he left her 10 years ago. She said her husband wanted her to live like the Cubans in the palm shacks in the jungles where he worked as a civil engineer.
  • 25 Mar 1928 Mrs. Lizzie Heist sued Keller Heist for a divorce, alleging that he was morose to her. The couple was married in 1911 and separated in 1923.
  • 27 Mar 1928 Maude L. Hettinger filed suit for divorce yesterday against Frank Hettinger. They were married January 16 and lived together eight weeks. In that time, the plaintiff avers, he choked her, knocked her down, called her vile names, drove her to work, failed to provide and in other ways exhibited himself in a manner that could scarcely be appreciated by a bride. She petitions for an absolute divorce, judgement of $2,000 and the return of her maiden name.
  • 27 Mar 1928 Charging that her husband earned good wages but that he had only contributed a total of $3.00 to the support of the home during the past year, Bessie Taylor yesterday filed suit for divorce from Newton Taylor. The latter is accused of being drunk and abusive. The complaint is made returnable April 7.
  • 27 Mar 1928 Married in 1925 and separated in 1928 is the brief story of the matrimonial shipwreck recorded yesterday in the filing of Bertha Hicks for a divorce from DeWitt Hicks. The defendant is charged with having struck and beat the plaintiff, calling her vile names, of refusing to provide for her, of staying out all night and of associating with other women. Mrs. Hicks petitions for a divorce and for the custody of their two children, Roy and Betty. The complaint was made returnable April 9 in superior court No. 1.
  • 27 Mar 1928 George Kline filed a cross complaint in superior court in the divorce action begun by his wife, Mrs. Beulah Cline. He asks that the plaintiff's demand be set aside and that he be given the custody of their child. He charges that she refused to do the housework and underwent a criminal operation without his knowledge.
  • 27 Mar 1928 The divorce suit of Mrs. Myrtle Sonoff against John Sonoff was dismissed.
  • 27 Mar 1928 Charging her husband with cruel and inhuman treatment, Ethel Heiser was granted a divorce from Marshall F. Heiser in superior court No. 1 yesterday. The custody of three children was given to Mrs. A. Compton.
  • 27 Mar 1928 Loretta Klingenberger was given a divorce in superior court No. 1 yesterday from Arthur Klingenberger on a complaint of nonsupport and failure to provide for more than two years. Judge Charles J. Ryan also ordered the return of the plaintiff's maiden name, Loretta Wells.
  • 28 Mar 1928 Mrs. Georgia Ardella Bramblett filed suit against her husband, Wayne E. Bramblett yesterday asking $200 damages because she charged, the he had married her only to escape prosecution. The woman also filed suit against Bramblett for divorce. She alleged that he married her on January 21, 1928 and abandoned her on March 28.
  • 28 Mar 1928 Mrs. Ella Conrad asked a divorce from John Conrad, charging cruelty and failure to provide.
  • 28 Mar 1928 Mrs. Viola B. Martin sued Henry R. Martin for divorce, alleging that he served time in a penal institution.
  • 28 Mar 1928 Mrs. Catherine Zehner sued Rudolph Zehner for a two-year separation. Zehner was refused a divorce by Judge George H. Leonard recently.
  • 29 Mar 1928 Mrs. Dorothy Hedges filed suit for divorce from Edgar E. Hedges, alleging that he drank to excess and that he beat her and swore at her.
  • 29 Mar 1928 Mrs. Isabelle M. Colestock asked a divorce from Roy M. Colestock, charging failure to provide.
  • 29 Mar 1928 Mrs. Eliza Dolin was granted a divorce from James Dolin on a charge of failure to provide.
  • 29 Mar 1928 Mrs. Wanda Jacquay was divorced from Eugene Jacquay. She charged cruel and inhuman treatment.
  • 30 Mar 1928 Mrs. Delia Shugart filed suit for a divorce from Homer Shugart yesterday alleging desertion. The couple was married in July 1925, and have not lived together since September of that year.
  • 30 Mar 1928 Louis Long filed suit for a divorce from Mrs. Anna Long, charging cruelty.
  • 30 Mar 1928 Mrs. Edith Sheefel asked a divorce and $2,000 alimony in a suit filed against Charles O. Sheefel. She charged cruel and inhuman treatment.
  • 30 Mar 1928 Mrs. Estella Campbell won a decree of divorce against Benjamin Campbell in superior court.
  • 30 Mar 1928 George O'Neil was divorce from Mrs. Helen S. O'Neil on charges of cruelty.
  • 31 Mar 1928 Mrs. Herma Chapin sued Frank Chapin for divorce, alleging cruel and inhuman treatment and nonsupport. The couple was married in August, 1920 and separated last September. Mrs. Chapin asks the custody of the two children.

  • 02 Apr 1928 Mrs. Marie Baker filed suit for a divorce from William D. Baker, alleging that on one occasion he brandished a razor and threatened her life. She also said he deserted her, taking an automobile, diamond ring, watch and a phonograph which belonged to her.
  • 02 Apr 1928 Mrs. Minerva Mills filed suit for a divorce from Joseph M. Mills, alleging cruelty. She asks that her former name of Minerva Walter be restored.
  • 02 Apr 1928 Thomas H. Hearn filed suit for a divorce from Margaret Elizabeth Hearn, alleging that she neglected to bathe their children. The couple was married in 1925.
  • 02 Apr 1928 Mrs. Mary Sterling sued Harry Sterling for a divorce, alleging nonsupport. The couple was married July 24, 1927 and separated March 7, 1928.
  • 02 Apr 1928 Wayne Surfus, Perry township, sued Bertha Surfus for divorce alleging that she refused to live with him upon the farm, but continues to teach school in Washington township. He charges that she has abandoned him.
  • 04 Apr 1928 Caroline A. Poling entered suit for divorce yesterday against John S. Poling, the action returnable in superior court No. 1 on April 14. Though married 25 years, the plaintiff avers she can no longer stand the cruelty and abuse of her mate. She is suing for an absolute divorce. They were married August 5, 1903 and separated this month.
  • 04 Apr 1928 Charging that her husband failed to provide and that because his conduct and treatment, she endured needless cruelties, Losha Dowdan filed suit for divorce from Charles Dowden yesterday. They were married in April, 1921, and separated last June. The case has been made returnable April 17.
  • 05 Apr 1928 Mrs. Bertha M. Surfus yesterday filed a cross-complaint in the divorce action instituted by her husband, Wayne H. Surfus, in superior court No.1 declaring that her husband was cruel to her, failed to provide, associated with another woman and told her that his parents were always first in any of his plan or arrangements. The couple was married last June. Mrs. Surfus in the cross-complaint filed yesterday, asks that her husband's plea for divorce be denied and that she be given the decree and granted $2,500 alimony.
  • 05 Apr 1928 Failure to provide, drunkenness and personal abuse were the charges brought by Gusta Carpenter against her husband in superior court No. 1 yesterday. Judge Ryan after hearing the evidence indicated that he would return a verdict in favor of the plaintiff as soon as an additional residence witness appeared for her. Mrs. Carpenter is suing for an absolute divorce and the return of her maiden name, Gusta Neal.
  • 05 Apr 1928 Jessie Franklin was granted a divorce from Lawrence Franklin by Judge Charles J. Ryan. The maiden name of the plaintiff, Jessie Moore was restored to her.
  • 05 Apr 1928 A decree of divorce from Fred B. Miles and the custody of a monor child was granted by Judge Charles J. Ryan in superior court yesterday to Tressa Miles. The divorce action was based on charges of cruelty.
  • 06 Apr 1928 "Off with the old and on with the new" aptly describes the rapid change in matrimonial alliances recorded yesterday at the courthouse. At the office of County Clerk Louis C. Rippe was issued a marriage license to David J. Sowers, truck driver and Gusta R. Neal. The latter testified that she had been divorced from Charles Carpenter on April 4 in superior court No.1 less than 24 hours before.
  • 06 Apr 1928 A divorce suit of long standing which was once dismissed and then restored to the docket reached its climax yesterday in the granting of a decree to Mrs. Elizabeth C. Crawford from Lynn L. Crawford by Judge Charles J. Ryan in superior court No. 1. The couple was united in marriage in 1918 and separated three months ago. The charges on which the decree was granted included neglect and evil associations on the part of the defendant.
  • 06 Apr 1928 Suing for a divorce and $1,000 alimony, Mrs. Bessie Berger entered superior court No.1 yesterday, basing her action on the coolness and indifference of her husband, Rudolph Berger, who she states refused to speak to her for weeks at a time. The couple married December 12, 1921. They separated this week.
  • 06 Apr 1928 Judge Sol A. Wood in circuit court yesterday granted a decree to Mrs. Sadie Agler in her divorce suit against Peter Agler and the plaintiff was also awarded $800 alimony. The decree was given on charges of cruelty.
  • 06 Apr 1928 Charging that his bride of but a few months was associating with other men, John E. Brandyberry, an automobile salesman, yesterday instituted proceedings for divorce from Lillian Brandyberry. The couple was married October 1, last.
  • 07 Apr 1928 Mrs. Marguerite Baulky yesterday filed suit for a divorce from Maurice Baulky, alleging that he falsely accused her of misconduct. The couple was married in 1926.
  • 07 Apr 1928 Mrs. Martha Jirscheck sued Bruno Jirscheck for divorce, cheaging cruel and inhuman treatment. The couple was married in 1924 and separated in 1926.
  • 07 Apr 1928 Wayne E. Bramblett filed a cross-complaint for divorce from Mrs. Georgia A. Bramblett.
  • 07 Apr 1928 Mrs. Irene Lohmeyer was granted a divorce from William Lohmeyer, Jr., on a nonsupport charge.
  • 08 Apr 1928 Mrs. Vivina C. Tobias yesterday filed suit for a divorce from Ronald C. Tobias. She charged failure to provide. Mrs. Tobias asks that her former name of Vivian C. Garrison be restored. The couple was married in 1920.
  • 10 Apr 1928 Charging her husband with cruel treatment and on occasions threatening her life, Clara Armfield was awarded a decree in her suit for divorce from Herman Armfield in superior court No. 1 yesterday.
  • 10 Apr 1928 A divorce was granted Goldie Ruth Leo from Earl M. Leo in superior court No. 1 yesterday. Action was based on failure to provide and evidence that the plaintiff had been obliged to support herself. Her maiden name, Goldie Pendergast was ordered restored by the court.
  • 10 Apr 1928 Ward C. Hallings was granted a decree yesterday in his divorc suit instituted against Hazel May Hallings on charges of drunkenness and associating with other men.
  • 10 Apr 1928 Testifying that she could no longer live with her husband, who beat her, called her vile name and in many ways submitted her to cruel treatment. Mrs Tavetankn Shiscoff was granted a divorce from Vangel Shiscoff in superior court No. 2 yesterday. Custody of a child was given the father, except during school vacations and holidays when it is to be in its mother's care.
  • 11 Apr 1928 Suing for a decree from Ralph Bayless, Mrs. Agnes C. Bayless appeared as the plaintiff in a divorce action instituted yesterday in superior court No. 1. She alleges that Bayless abused her, called her vile names and struck her frequently. The couple was married March 30 1920, and separated this month. The plaintiff also petitions for the custody of their two children, Thomas and Marzetta.
  • 11 Apr 1928 Citing estrangement from misunderstanding and inability to agree as the causes, the divorce action of Ralph B. Faux against Nina F. Faux was certified in superior court for trial yesterday. The couple were married November 27, 1915, and separated this month.
  • 12 Apr 1928 George L. Kruse filed a divorce complaint against Emma Kruse, and 15 minutes later charges were filed by Emma Kruse against George L. Kruse. The couple was married July 3, 1926 and separated April 11, 1928. In the first complaint George Druse charges that his wife was cruel and abused three children of his by a former marriage, that his wife knew prior to their marriage that he was under obligations to provide for them but the she continually quarreled and that on March 27, she left the city, not returning until April 10, but refusing them to return to her home. In the complaint for divorce filed immediately after that of her husband, Mrs. Kruse charged that since their marriage on July 3, 1926, his ungovernable temper had caused constant strife. Each is suing for an absolute divorce. The cases will be made answerable in superior court.
  • 12 Apr 1928 Susie Baumgartner entered suit for divorce from Roy Baumgartner and the case was docketed for hearing April 27 in superior court. They were married in September, 1920, and to this marriage was born one child, Virginia. The wife accuses the defendant of cursing and abusing her, and that she had been force to support herself and child for whose custody she petitions. They separated this year.
  • 12 Apr 1928 Charging that his wife is immoral and guilty of misconduct with other men as a result of which she has twice been convicted of adultery, John Wells yesterday brought suit for absolute divorce from Elise Wells. They were married July 7, 1926, and lived together eight weeks, when the plaintiff alleges conditions became such that they parted on September 17, 1926. Since that time the defendant has lived in Detroit and has been convicted in that city on charges of immorality, he asserts.
  • 12 Apr 1928 Basing the actions of charges of habitual drunkenness, never having kept a home and compelling her to support herself, Leone McClain filed a complaint for divorce from Clifford McClain in superior court No. 1 yesterday. They were married May 9, 1927 and separated six months later. The plaintiff also asks for the reurn of her maiden name, Leone Norwood.
  • 12 Apr 1928 Lora E. Sears yesterday filed suit for divorce from Ben F. Sears. The complaint sets forth that the couple was married July 10, 1907 and live together until March 15, 1926 when she charges he deserted her and since that time has failed to provide for her support, although able to do so.
  • 12 Apr 1928 A matrimonial shipwreck after a voyage of forty years stood revealed yesterday in the divorce action brought by Mary R. Flaugh against John M. Flaugh. Failure to support and a quarrelsome, ugly temper are among the reason set forth for the domestic unpleasantness. The couple was married in 1888.
  • 12 Apr 1928 Charging among other things that her husband was too lazy to work and that she had to support both herself and him until she was relieved of the burden when he was sentenced to a term in state prison for grand larceny, Mrs. Esther A. Jornod filed suit yesterday for divorce from Roy Jornod. The couple was married in February, 1926. The plaintiff asks the restoration of her maiden name, Esther A. Beckman.
  • 12 Apr 1928 Hrs. Helen Wylie has entered suit for a divorce from Kermut Wylie to whom she was married in 1924. She alleges that he abused and cursed her and failed to provide. They separated after two years of married life, she states.
  • 12 Apr 1928 Filing a plea of abatement in the divorce action begun by her husband, Mrs. Cora L. Mueller instituted proceedings in answer to his in superior court No. 1. She states that the same parties were refused a divorce on a former occasion and that they have not lived with each other since.
  • 12 Apr 1928 Judge Charles J. Ryan yesterday awarded a decree of divorce to Mary Hyser against Floyd Hyser. The case was tried March 26 but was held under advisement in superior court No. 1 until yesterday. The custody of the children was awarded to each for six months of each year.
  • 13 Apr 1928 Florence Hartung entered suit yesterday in superior court for a divorce from Daivd Hartung, whom she charges with choking and beating her and threatening her life with a hatchet. The defendant is also accused of failure to provide. Mrs. Hartung seeks freedom from the bond of matrimony and the custody of her daughter, Bessie. The couple was married December 18, 1916 and lived together until recently.
  • 13 Apr 1928 Developing many phases which were decidedly sordid, a divorce case of several months' standing reached its climax yesterday in the submission of the evidence of Roscoe Hursh against Mrs. Nannie L. Hursh and the return testimony of the latter against her husband. Each in turn hurled charges of immorality against the other and clashes between the opposing counsel were frequent. The principals in the case are each asking for the divorce and are striving to secure the custody of a three-year-old child. Special Judge Harry F. Kennerk took the case under advisement.
  • 14 Apr 1928 Mrs. Nannie L.Hursh was granted a divorce from Roscoe Hursh, former manager of the Home hotel, on a cross-complaint by special Judge Harry F. Kennerk yesterday in superior court. The custody of the 3-year-old child was granted to its grandmother, Mrs. Mary Hursh. Hursh was ordered to pay $400 to his wife's attorneys. Hursh and his wife brought immorality charges against each other.
  • 15 Apr 1928 Mrs. Sadie Schuler filed suit for a divorce from John W. Schuler yesterday, alleging cruel and inhuman treatment. The couple was married in 1904 and separated in 1928.
  • 15 Apr 1928 Mrs. Madeline Breer filed suit for a divorce from Fred Breer, charging non-support. She asks the custody of their three children. The couple was married in 1918.
  • 17 Apr 1928 Pearl Heater entered suit for divorce yesterday in superior court No. 1 against Joseph D. Heater. Neglect, failure to provide a home and indifference to the welfare of the children are given as obstacles to a happy home. The couple were married January 12, 1921 and separated this month. Mrs. Heater petitions for an absolute divorce and the custody of the three children, Ralph, Eula and Richard.
  • 17 Apr 1928 The domestic tangle of William H. and Pearlie E. Johnson was terminated in superior court No. 1 yesterday when Judge Charles J. Ryan granted a decree of divorce to Mrs. Johnson on a cross-complaint filed against her husband who instituted the initial divorce proceeding. Mrs. Johnson charged her husband with failure to provide and with associating with other women. Besides the divorce she was awarded the custody of their two-year-old son and Johnson was order to pay $5 weekly for his support.
  • 17 Apr 1928 Charging that he cursed and beat her, drank excessively and threatened her life, Mrs. Sadie Schuler has filed a suit for divorce from John W. Schuler in superior court No. 1. The couple married in 1904, and have lived together for 24 years. There are eight children ranging in age from 3 to 21 years.
  • 18 Apr 1928 Sued by his wife, Mrs. Margaret Zuber for a divorce some time ago, Ralph A. Zuber yesterday filed a cross-complaint in superior court No. 1, on the ground that she refused to perform her household duties and abandoned her home to go back to that of her parents. He petitions that the decree be granted him. The couple was married in 1923.
  • 18 Apr 1928 Grover C. Hamilton was awarded a decree in his divorce suit against Mary A. Hamilton in superior court No. 1 by Judge Charles J. Ryan yesterday. The plaintiff charged that his wife deserted him He was also given the custody of their child. The couple had been separated since 1921 after living together 16 years.
  • 19 Apr 1928 Judge Charles J. Ryan granted a divorce in superior court No. 1 yesterday to Mrs. Bertha Moushey from Henry Moushey on cruelty charges. By this action a temporary divorce granted two years ago was made permanent. The wife was also given the custody of their 16-year-old daughter.
  • 19 Apr 1928 Charging that she tried to give him a massage with the bald-headed end of a broom and failing in that threatened to poison him, John W. Schuler yesterday filed a cross-complaint in an action brought against him several days ago by his wife, Mrs. Sadie Schuler. Both the husband and wife seek the custody of several minor children. They were married in 1904
  • 19 Apr 1928 Declaring that his wife failed to care for their home properly and finally abandoned him, George W. Shoemaker yesterday entered suit for divorce from Mrs. Laura Shoemaker. He asks the custody of their 11-year-old son.
  • 20 Apr 1928 Mabel Baade instituted action for a divorce against Christian J. Baade in superior court No. 1 yesterday. The complaint states that the couple was married July 14, 1925 and separated the week. She charges him with cruelty. Other domestic unpleasantness, she asserts, make impossible further home keeping relations. The plaintiff seeks an absolute divorce, $2,000 alimony and the restoration of her maiden name, Mabel Markley.
  • 20 Apr 1928 A five-year limited separation and the custody of the children is the basis of a complaint brought by Mabel McLellen against Claude W. McLellen in superior court No. 2 before Judge George H. Leonard. The couple was married in 1909 and one previous matrimonial mix-up brought them into the divorce court when a decree was refused. In the present difficulty Mrs. McLellen asserts that her husband has a violent temper, is nagging and quarrelsome and charges that he not only associates with other women but boasts of his feminine conquests in the presence of his wife and her friends. She asks that she be awarded the custody of their two children, Jack and Jane, and that the defendant be restrained from molesting her. Mrs. McLellen in her complaint named a co-respondent and accuses her husband of spending his time and money on her.
  • 20 Apr 1928 Charging her husband with failure to provide, Mary Moses yesterday applied for a limited, five-year separation from her husband, Homer Moses. They were married May 13, 1913 and lived together until April 13, 1928.
  • 20 Apr 1928 Judge Charles J. Ryan granted Mrs. Helen Hutchens a divorce from Forrest L. Hutchens. The action was brought in superior court No. 1 and the decree was granted on charges of desertion and abandonment. She testified that her husband left her in September, 1926 since which time she had been compelled to work and support herself. Her former name, Helen Harrel was restored by order of the court.
  • 20 Apr 1928 Mrs. Julia Weikart was granted a divorce from Morris Weikart on cruelty charges. Two years after their marriage they separated in June, 1926, since which time the plaintiff had been compelled to work and support herself. The wife's petition for the restoration of her maiden name, Julia Gillierou was granted by the court.
  • 21 Apr 1928 George Morrison was granted a divorce from May Morrison yesterday by Judge Charles J. Ryan in superior court. The defendant's former name of May Morrison was restored. Desertion was charged.
  • 21 Apr 1928 Martin Rossiter filed suit for divorce from Maude Rossiter, now living in Toledo. He charged desertion.
  • 21 Apr 1928 Dorothy B. Hartquist, 17, filed suit for divorce from Berhard W. Hartquist, 18, to whom she was married August 13, 1927. The couple lived together less than 24 hours.
  • 21 Apr 1928 R.F. Rosenberger sued Mrs. Helen M. Rosenberger for divorce, alleging that she refused to prepare his meals for him and ran up bills for clothing. The couple were married in 1916.
  • 22 Apr 1928 Mrs. Ruth Garrard was granted a divorce from Omar Garrard yesterday in superior court and given the custody of their minor children. The defendant was ordered to pay $15 each week to their support. The plaintiff charged that her husband was a habitual drunkard, that he used vile language and associated with other women.
  • 24 Apr 1928 Charging her husband with various offenses, among them being a gambler, drunkard and wife beater, Mrs. Gladys Hoover yesterday filed complaint for divorce from Ephraim Hoover, proprietor of a soft drink parlor and restaurant at 336 East Columbia street. The plaintiff also alleges that her mate accused her of immoral conduct in the presence of others and cursed her. She petitions for an absolute divorce and the restoration of her maiden name.
  • 25 Apr 1928 Testifying that he cursed and nagged her and failed to provide, Mrs. Nellie Pressler won her suit for divorce from Alva E. Pressler yesterday. The couple separated last November.
  • 25 Apr 1928 Winning back her maiden name, Florence E. Jackson, Mrs. Florence E. Kleber was granted a decree from Kenneth C. Kleber on charges of cruelty and indifference. They were married in July of last year.
  • 25 Apr 1928 Mrs. Leona May Nichols entered suit for a divorce from Forrest G. Nichols yesterday in superior court. She charges him with striking and abusing her, demanding repeatedly that she leave the home and declaring with curses that he would not live with her any longer. The couple were married November 12, 1925 and separated October 29, 1927. She asks for an absolute decree and the custody of a son, Ralph.
  • 25 Apr 1928 Fern Vanselan was granted an absolute divorce from Waldo G. Vanselan and the custody of a minor child in superior court yesterday. The defendant was ordered to pay $7 per week for the child's support.
  • 25 Apr 1928 The cursing of a husband who emphasized his remarks by physical violence are set forth as reasons for the divorce action instituted yesterday in superior court by Mrs. Minnie May Harr against Bronson B. Harr, a Nickel Plate brakeman. They were married in October, 1912 and separated in March, according to the complaint. She asks for a decree and the custody of their two children.
  • 25 Apr 1928 Charles H. Deitschel is suing Evelyn B. Deitschel for divorce. Married April, 1927, their married life lasted just a year. He declares that his wife has a quarrelsome nagging disposition and says that she frequently told him she had no love for him and that she urged him to get a divorce.
  • 25 Apr 1928 Cleatus Kamphues entered suit yesterday for a divorce from Agnes Kamphues. The couple were married in 1922 and separated this month. Cruelty and inhuman treatment are set forth in the complaint.
  • 25 Apr 1928 Mrs. Lucile Chaney was yesterday granted a divorce from Fred Chaney by Judge Charles J. Ryan in superior court No. 1. The action was based on cruel treatment, the plaintiff alleging that her husband called her vile names and struck her frequently. The decree was given after resident witnesses had been heard.
  • 25 Apr 1928 Anges George was granted a decree of divorce from Kenneth George by Judge Ryan in an action instituted some time ago in superior court No. 1. Failure to provide was the cause of action.
  • 25 Apr 1928 The divorce proceedings of John E. Gruber against Kathryn Gruber were dismissed and the costs paid in superior court No. 1 yesterday.
  • 25 Apr 1928 The divorce suit of John A. Mueller against Cora L. Mueller was dismissed on motion of the plaintiff.
  • 26 Apr 1928 Evelyn Brown was yesterday granted a divorce from George N. Brown whom she charged with cruelty and associating with other women. The plaintiff was also given her maiden name of Evelyn Powell.
  • 26 Apr 1928 Judge Charles J. Ryan in superior court yesterday granted Carrie M Keefer a divorce from James H. Keefer. Her former name, Carrie M. McCausland was also restored.
  • 26 Apr 1928 Charging that he constantly nagged her and was quarrelsome and cruel, Bessie Justus yesterday instituted divorce proceedings against Perry T. Justus.
  • 26 Apr 1928 Hazel Longwell yester applied in superior court for a divorce from Richard F. Longwell. She states that he failed to provide, abandoned plaintiff and refused to live with her.
  • 27 Apr 1928 Doing the housework by day and working eight hours every night in order to earn bread for herself and child became tiresome after with years of a steady grind and Mrs. Dora Humcke says she finally rebelled. She filed suit for divorce yesterday in superior court No. 1 from Charles E. Humcke. They were married in 1916.
  • 27 Apr 1928 Cursing her, calling her vile names and failure to support among other things are set forth in the divorce action begun yesterday by Zedia Dannells against Richard Dannells whom she also charged with being a habitual drunkard. The married career of the couple lasted a scant six months. They were wedded January 17, 1927 and separated July 21 of the same year. Mrs. Dannells is asking an absolute decree and the restoration of her maiden name.
  • 27 Apr 1928 Declaring that she can no longer live with him because he curses and abuses her and is guilty of drunkenness, Viola B. Martin yesterday sued Henry R. Martin for divorce. She states that he has been convicted on intoxication charges and that while he was serving time, she was left with no income. Mrs. Martin also asks for the custody of the three children of the couple, who married August 17, 1917 and lived together until this month. A divorce suit was filed several weeks ago and dismissed because the couple was living together again.
  • 27 Apr 1928 Mrs. Opal F. Gebhart instituted divorce proceedings against Arthur Gephart in superior court No. 1 yesterday. They were married in 1923 and have one child whose custody is asked by the plaintiff. In her complaint Mrs. Gephart alleges that her husband came home drunk and beat her up when things didn't go to suit him.
  • 27 Apr 1928 Fred Foster won a decree in the divorce proceedings heard before Judge Charles J. Ryan in superior court No. 1 yesterday. Evidence was submitted in support of his claims that his wife, Lovely Foster evinced no affection for their child and associated frequently with improper persons. The couple had been separated since 1925.
  • 27 Apr 1928 The divorce suit of Jennie Bohen against Thomas S. Bohen was dismissed from the docket of superior court No. 2 yesterday by agreement of the parties.
  • 27 Apr 1928 Special Judge William H. Schannen sitting in superior court No. 2 yesterday listened to a review of the marital woes and difficulties of Gerhard and Mrs. Gertrude Bosselman. The former sued his wife for divorce testifying that she threatened to kill the entire family on one occasion soon after the boy was born. He also declared that his wife refused to get his meals. He acknowledged going to several drinking parties but insisted that it was always in the company of his wife and that she took beer or "what have you" every time it was passed. Mrs. Bosselman has filed a cross-complaint charging cruel and inhuman treatment and each is seeking the custody of their son who is two and one-half years old. The wife has not been afforded any opportunity as yet to take the witness stand in her own defense.
  • 28 Apr 1928 Margaret Lescher was granted a divorce from Arthur Lescher in superior court. She told the judge that her husband was serving a term in federal prison as a navy deserter.
  • 28 Apr 1928 Mrs. Donna Holl filed suit for a divorce from Elbert H. Holl, charging cruel and inhuman treatment.
  • 28 Apr 1928 Joe Brussle filed suit for divorce from Mrs. Pearl Brussle naming Ed Connett as correspondent.
  • 28 Apr 1928 Mrs. Ruth Steinbacher was denied a divorce from Ralph P. Steinbacher.

  • 01 May 1928 Married February 3, and separated April 24 is the seven weeks' matrimonial record of Homer C. and Hester Hemrick. The former yesterday instituted proceedings for divorce against his wife declaring that she frequently forgot to come home at night and that when she did come home she was in a state of intoxication. He also charged her with questionable relations with other men. The action was filed in superior court No. 1.
  • 01 May 1928 Entering a cross-complaint in answer to the suit for divorce filed against him by his wife, Victor M. Dibble, Defendant in an action begun recently, made answer to the accusations of his mate. Dibble declares that it is impossible for her to tell the truth. She has accused him falsely, he states in the cross-complaint, and once when her cutting remarks failed to get the desired results she attacked him with a butcher knife. The couple was married in 1913 and have two children. Each of the Dibbles is now petitioning superior court No. 1 for a decree and the custody of the children.
  • 02 May 1928 With her face as a well-written page on which appeared the scars and bruises alleged to have been inflicted by her husband in his abusive rage, Mrs. Ruth Peckham yesterday instituted divorce proceedings against Raymond Peckham in superior court No. 2. The Peckhams were married October 10, 1924 and separated last month. Two children were born to the couple, Mary and Paul, and the mother is petitioning for their custody. She charges that her mate is cruel and inhuman in his treatment of her and the family.
  • 02 May 1928 Charging that constant strife has marred permanently all thought of home happiness and that for the past two years her husband has failed to provide, Frances Keck entered suit for divorce against Howard Keck. They were married in 1917 and separated April, 1928. Two children were born to this union. The plaintiff sets forth that for the past five years she has been forced to work to provide for herself and family.
  • 02 May 1928 Charles Manes entered suit in superior court yesterday in a divorce action against his wife, Helen Manes. They were married November 1, 1926, and lived together until February 14, 1928. Manes declares that his wife constantly nagged and found fault until home life had become unbearable.
  • 02 May 1928 In the divorce case of Mary Moses against Homer P. Moses on trial in superior court No. 1 before Judge Charles J. Ryan, a cross-complaint was filed yesterday by the defendant charging the wife with cruel and inhuman treatment. The original divorce complaint petitions for a five-year separation.
  • 02 May 1928 Nellie F. Brown sued Frank E. Brown for divorce and alimony yesterday. The couple after being married 30 years separated. There are a grown son and daughter. Mrs. Brown charges her husband with vile and abusive conduct, and accuses him with threatening physical violence. The complaint also charges Brown with adultery and a woman is named in the action as the co-respondent.
  • 02 May 1928 William Mathew is suing his wife, Fahry Mathew for divorce, the action being filed yesterday in superior court No. 1. The husband states that his wife will not cook his meals, insists on going to dances and accuses the plaintiff of running with other women. He is seeking an absolute divorce.
  • 03 May 1928 Married September, 1927 and separated March 1, 1928. This in brief was the matrimonial experience as set forth in the domestic tangle now before superior court No. 1 in the divorce proceedings of Hettie Venable against Jacob Venable. The plaintiff charges that her husband is insanely jealous, accuses her falsely of wrong-doing and has so conducted himself toward her as to make further home life with him unbearable.
  • 03 May 1928 Charging her mate with intoxication, cursing and swearing and refusing to provide for her, Helen N. Van Gundy entered suit for divorce yesterday against her husband, Orville F. Van Gundy. They were married September 25, 1925 and separated April 12, 1927. She is seeking an absolute divorce.
  • 03 May 1928 The divorce case of Isabelle Lantz against Calvin Lantz was dropped from the docket when a reconciliation was effected, the defendant agreeing to pay the costs.
  • 03 May 1928 The divorce suit of Mrs. Mabel Baade against Christian J. Baade was dismissed in superior court No. 1 yesterday on motion of the plaintiff.
  • 04 May 1928 Luella Piper yesterday instituted proceedings for a divorce against her husband, James Piper. They were married May 25, 1926 and she charges he left her two days later. Since then she declares he has contributed nothing to her support and in the two years since their marriage has given only $4 to the support of their child.
  • 04 May 1928 Charging that he was continually intoxicated and came home and abused her and the children, Mrs. Ruth Haller yesterday applied for a divorce from Haller. The complaint also sets forth that he hailed to provide for them, and that his conduct had become such as to proven any further relations. The couple was married October 13, 1917, and separated April 30, 1923. Mrs. Haller asks for an absolute divorce and the custody of the children.
  • 04 May 1928 Mrs. Ruth Morgan was awarded a decree of divorce yesterday against her husband William Morgan. The couple were married in January, 1925 and separated the following month, the plaintiff declared. The decree was granted on evidence that he had failed to provide for her for more than two years. Judge Charles J. Ryan granted the divorce in superior court No. 1.
  • 04 May 1928 Married in 1914 and abandoned by his wife after a brief period of home making, Roger Stollar residing on the Ethel road yesterday sued for divorce from his wife in superior court.
  • 04 May 1928 Monroeville figured in superior court yesterday through the divorce proceedings instituted by Mrs. Rosella Zuber of that place against her husband, Frank Zuber. She charged that he files into fits of rage and curses and abuses her in the home. The Zuber's were married in 1925 and have one child 15 months old of which Mrs. Zuber asks the custody, with her divorce.
  • 04 May 1928 Howard Straley sued Mrs. Jennie Straley for divorce. The couple was married in 1923 and has no children. He alleges that she nags him constantly and has a violent temper which provokes constant bickering and strife.
  • 04 May 1928 Mrs. Frieda O'Brien has been granted a divorce from Michael O'Brien in superior court No. 1 before Judge Charles J. Ryan. The action was based on charges of desertion, nonsupport and intoxication.
  • 04 May 1928 The divorce case of Gladys Hoover against Ephraim Hoover was dismissed from the docket of superior court No. 1 yesterday.
  • 05 May 1928 Mrs. Hazel Hughes sued James Hughes for divorce charging cruel and inhuman treatment.
  • 05 May 1928 Mrs. Kathryn Sand sued Roy L. Sand for a limited separation, charging abandonment.
  • 05 May 1928 Mrs. Carrie Mennewisch asked a divorce and $1,000 alimony in a complaint filed against Henry Mennewisch.
  • 07 May 1928 Desse H. Patrick sued Mrs. Anna M. Patrick, alleging cruel and inhuman treatment.
  • 07 May 1928 Mrs. Margaret L. Maroney asked a divorce from Edward Maroney on charges of cruel and inhuman treatment.
  • 07 May 1928 Mrs. Florence Curran filed a cross-complaint for divorce from Fllyd Curran. She charged that he nagged and cursed her.
  • 08 May 1928 Charging her husband with non-support and with cursing and abusing her until home life became intolerable, Wenda May Dean instituted divorce proceedings against Richard W. Dean in superior court yesterday. The Deans were married April 6, 1926 and separated January 23, 1928.
  • 08 May 1928 Pearl Schoeff, husband of Mary Schoeff entered complaint for divorce yesterday. He alleges that he never had a minute's peace due to her constant nagging. She also accused him falsely, he says, of immoral associations with other women. He is suing for an absolute decree.
  • 08 May 1928 Hattie Rogan started divorce proceedings against Oscar Rogan. She sets forth that he stirred up constant strife in the home and that frequently he struck her and abused her until she could no longer endure his treatment. The couple was married November 6, 1926 and separated a few days ago.
  • 08 May 1928 Judge George H. Leonard in superior court No. 2 yesterday granted a divorce to Herbert V. Baier from Mrs. Anna Baier. The complaint proceedings which won the decree set forth that the defendant would absent herself from the home two or three weeks at a time.
  • 08 May 1928 Mrs. Margaret Manter completed her divorce action through the testimony of the second resident witness in the case before Judge Charles J. Ryan in superior court No. 1 yesterday and was granted a decree from Donald Manter.
  • 09 May 1928 Mrs. Lucille Kruse has been granted a divorce from David Kruse, on grounds of cruelty and failure to provide. She was also given her maiden name, Lucille Hutchinson. The couple separated last September after six months of married life.
  • 09 May 1928 Desertion and failure to provide were charges made by Mrs. Belle O. Amerman against her husband Guy L. Amerman in her divorce decree won in superior court yesterday.
  • 10 May 1928 Charging her husband with cruel beatings which frequently inflicted bruises upon her body, and calling her vile and abusive names, Mrs. Hildred Closson yesterday filed suit for divorce from her husband, William E. Closson. The couple was married June 9, 1920 and separated May 7, 1928. The complaint states that he failed to provide a home for her and the two children, the oldest of which is less than two years and the youngest four and one-half months. Mrs. Collson is suing for an absolute divorce, a restraining order and the custody of the two children.
  • 10 May 1928 The case of Mrs. Margaret L. Marony against Edward Marony for divorce was dropped from the docket on agreement of the parties.
  • 11 May 1928 Mary Reilly yesterday entered suit for divorce from her husband, Luke W. Reilly. The action was made returnable to the sheriff of Elkhart county. The complaint sets forth that the couple were married in 1915 and lived together until October, 1923, at which time the plaintiff asserts that her husband refused to provide and left her. For the past five years she has supported herself according to the testimony filed.
  • 11 May 1928 Accusing his wife of scolding and nagging, neglecting to prepare his meals and finally of leaving the residence to go back to the home of her people in Wabash, Wilbur Wade brought suit for divorce yesterday from Mary Wade.
  • 11 May 1928 Judge Charles J. Ryan yesterday granted a decree of divorce to David H. Galloway from Nellie Galloway on grounds of cruel treatment.
  • 11 May 1928 The divorce action instituted by Evelyn Neal against Mitchel Neal was dismissed in superior court yesterday by agreement of the parties at the plaintiff's cost.
  • 12 May 1928 Mrs. Ella Rigsby was granted a divorce from Miles D. Rigsby by Judge George H. Leonard yesterday afternoon in superior court No.2. The couple was marred in 1893 and had not lived together since 1910. Since that time Rigsby has been living at Anderson in a house which his wife claimed to have bought with her own money and for which he has paid no rent in 18 years. During much of that time she has been out working to earn a living. At the present time she is employed as a cook in a local restaurant.
  • 12 May 1928 George W. Balliet, railroad man, filed suit for a divorce from Mrs. Mary Balliet, alleging that she quarrels and nags at him so that he is unable to get his rest. He charges that she also falsely accused him of associating with other women. The couple was married in 1926.
  • 12 May 1928 Mrs. Ethel Boan sued Leland Boan for divorce charging cruel and inhuman treatment. They were married in 1921.
  • 13 May 1928 Floyd Curran was granted a divorce from Mrs. Florence Curran on a cross-complaint yesterday, charging that his wife called him vile names and was cruel to him. Mrs. Curran had her former name of Florence Blackburn restored.
  • 13 May 1928 Mrs. Aldine Sickmiller was granted a divorce from Howard Sickmiller and her former name of Aldine Schaney restored. She charged his with failure to provide and with abandonment.
  • 13 May 1928 Mrs. Malissa Snyder was granted a divorce from John F. Snyder and her former name of Mosher was restored. She charged desertion and failure to provide. She cannot remarry for a period of two years.
  • 13 May 1928 Mrs. Ethel Clevenger won a divorce from DeClare Clevenger on charges of cruelty.
  • 13 May 1928 Mrs. Rozella Davenport charged that her husband, Claude M. Davenport was guilty of cruel and inhuman treatment. She was granted a divorce and given the custody of their children.
  • 13 May 1928 Mrs. Nancy Gearheart filed suit for a divorce from Lewis Gearheart, charging that he often came home intoxicated. The couple was married in 1923 and separated in 1928.
  • 13 May 1928 Rudolph H. Zehner filed a cross-complaint for divorce from Mrs. Catherine Zehner, alleging that she has been guilty of associating with other men for immoral purposes. Zehner also asks the custody of their children. The couple was married June 11, 1923 and separated November 10, 1927.
  • 13 May 1928 The divorce suit of Ralph Faux against Mrs. Nina Faux was dismissed in superior court.
  • 13 May 1928 The divorce suit of Mrs. Frances Keck against Howard H. Keck was dismissed in superior court.
  • 15 May 1928 A corss-complaint filed by the defendant, Floyd Curran against his wife Mrs. Florence Curran won a divorce yesterday in superior court for the former, the action being granted by Judge Charles J. Ryan. A four months' domestic experience for the couple, who were married last November, ended in March of this year when they separated. Curran testified that his wife struck and cursed him. She also charged her husband with cruelty and ill treatment. Mrs. Curran's former name, Florence Blackburn was restored to her by order of the court.
  • 15 May 1928 Judge Charles J. Ryan in superior court No. 1 yesterday granted a divorce to Ina Waldeschmidt from Ludwig Waldeschmidt on grounds of cruelty and failure to provide. The plaintiff was also given her maiden name, Ina Kent.
  • 16 May 1928 Testifyling that she refused to keep house or live with him, Claude W. Newcomb won a divorce decree in superior court before Judge Charles J. Ryan yesterday against Mrs. Viola Frances Newcomb. They were married in Feb ruary, 1918, but had separated several times, Newcomb told the court.
  • 16 May 1928 Mrs. Maoni L. Brewer was granted a divorce from Louis C. Brewer to whom she was married in October, 1918. Judge Charles J. Ryan ruled in favor of the wife, the decree being granted on evidence of non-support. The couple separated in January of this year.
  • 16 May 1928 Charging that her husband failed to provide, was habitually drunk and that when under the influence of liquor he was abusive and quarrelsome and seldom stayed at home, although he refused to work. Dora Smith brought suit yesterday for a limited separation against her husband Harry A. Smith. In the complaint she also declares that he contracted notes to the amount of $1,000 and left her to make the payments for the various amounts when they came due. The couple were married February 22, 1925 and separated February 22, 1927.
  • 17 May 1928 Harold Gebhart instituted divorce proceedings against Margaret Gebhart. They were married September 14, 1927 and recently separated. Gebhart charges that his wife nagged and quarreled with him constantly, came home intoxicated and was an inveterate cigarette smoker. He is asking for an absolure decree.
  • 17 May 1928 Charging his wife with drunkenness and unseemly conduct, that she was jealous and constantly accused him of intimacy with other women, finally abandoning their home on July 6, 1927, Mitchel Neal filed suit for a divorce from Mrs. Evelyn Neal in superior court yesterday.
  • 17 May 1928 Divorce proceedings entered in superior court yesterday by Mrs. Dorothy Allison, charged her husband, George Wilbur Allison with cursing and abusing her and failing to provide for her properly. The couple separated last month after less than two years of married life. Mrs. Allison is seeking the custody of their child.
  • 17 May 1928 Georgia Shews filed action for a divorce from Herbert Shews in superior court No. 1 yesterday and a hearing will be given June 1. Married last August and separated this month is the brief story of their domestic relationship. The plaintiff accuses her husband with having struck and beat her and that he refused to provide.
  • 17 May 1928 Charging her husband with being the instigator of a constant strife and bickering making life miserable for her through his quarrelsome disposition and cruel treatment, Jessie Shook entered suit for divorce against Adam Shook yesterday. The couple was married May 31, 1917 and two children were born to the union, Betty Jean, 8, and Harold, 10. The mother is seeking their custody.
  • 17 May 1928 Marie Weibel started divorce proceedings against Melvin Weibel yesterday. They were married August 25, 1919 and separated July 17, 1925. The plaintiff alleges cruelty. Melvin, 7, and Mary Louise, 5, are the two children of the couple whose custody is being sought by their mother.
  • 17 May 1928 Boasting of his feminine conquests while staying out all night and cursing his wife on his return, were some of the reasons set forth in the complaint of Mrs. Fairy Sellars who yesterday instituted proceedings for divorce against her husband, Rama Sellars, in superior court No. 2. Two children were born to the couple who were married in 1918, and the plaintiff is petitioning the court for their custody.
  • 17 May 1928 In the divorce proceedings of Frank Proehl against Bonnie Proehl heard yesterday, unusual developments brought about the unexpected. Proehl first sued his wife for divorce. In the cross-complaint, which she filed in answer to the charges brought against her, other evidence and testimony was brought out which resulted in a decision of the court in her favor. She was granted the divorce, the decree carrying with it alimony in the sum of $500 and also the custody of the two sons of the couple, Robert and Donald. The father was also ordered to pay for the support of his children.
  • 17 May 1928 Mrs. Virginia McMeans, mother of a 17-months-old babe, whose husband, she testified, abandoned her more than a year ago and whose whereabouts no one knew, was granted a divorce yesterday from David McMeans. The divorce action was not contested and the mother was given the custody of the child.
  • 18 May 1928 Charging that he neglects the family and fails to provide, Mrs. Ruth Roe of the White apartments yesterday entered complaint for divorce against her husband, Orin Roe in superior court No. 1. The couple was married January 13, 1911, and separated last September. Two children, Mildred and Pauline were born to this union and the mother is also petitioning for their custody.
  • 18 May 1928 The divorce action instituted by Caroline F. Boling against John S. Boling was dismissed at plaintiff's cost yesterday in superior court No.1.
  • 19 May 1928 Mrs. Marie C. Schele in a complaint against Joseph G. Schele alleging that her husband would stay away from home for long periods of time and would not tell where he had been She also charged that he was perpetually under the influence of intoxicating liquor. The couple was married in 1915 and separated a short time ago.
  • 19 May 1928 Mrs. Rosella Manuel sued Arthur Mamuel for divorce, alleging nonsupport and infidelity.
  • 19 May 1928 John Yarrington set forth that his life with Mrs. Cora Yarrington was one round of quarreling and bickering. The couple was married in 1917 and separated in 1928.
  • 19 May 1928 Mrs. Myrtle Sonoff charged John Sonoff with desertion and failure to provide. The Sonoffs were married in January, 1927 and separated in March of the same year.
  • 19 May 1928 Mrs. Ethel Wilson was granted a divorce from Oscar Wilson and was given the custody of their child. The plaintiff testified that her husband struck her and told her to go get a divorce.
  • 22 May 1928 The cross-complaint filed by Ralph A. Zuber in answer to the suit for divorce instituted by his wife, won for the husband a decree yesterday. Zuber testified that his wife cursed him and refused to live with him. They were married in 1923 and separated last January.
  • 22 May 1928 Charging that her husband deserted her four times and that he frequently abused her while intoxicated, Mrs. Virginia Bodey yesterday sued Walter J. Bodey for a divorce and $500 alimony in superior court No. 1. The plaintiff further accused him of refusal to work and of failure to provide. They were married in August, 1925.
  • 23 May 1928 Rosetta M. Bergevin was granted a divorce from Harry Bergevin yesterday in superior court No. 1. The decree was given on charges of failure to provide and the defendant's cursing and swearing. The plaintiff was granted the use of her maiden name, Rosetta M. Yoder.
  • 23 May 1928 Hilda Roche was granted a divorce from Robert Roche in superior court No. 1. The custody of a minor child, Marie, aged three years was also given the mother. Roche was ordered to provide for the support of the child.
  • 23 May 1928 Mrs. Margaret Gebhart, sued for divorce by her husband, Harold Gebhart in an action begun some time ago, retaliated in superior court No. 1 by filing a cross-complaint and petition for $5,000 alimony. She also seeks the restoration of her former name, Margaret Wolford. She asserts that Gebhart beat her, threatened to kill her and forcibly took the money she has earned working in factories during their married life.
  • 23 May 1928 Filing suit for divorce on the grounds that he cursed and beat her, Mrs. Esther L. Hurd instituted an action against Emmett F. Hurd in superior court No. 1. The couple separated in May after less than a year of married life.
  • 23 May 1928 Mrs. Irene Rhodes was sued for divorce by Elmer F. Rhodes in superior court No. 1. The plaintiff claims that she abandoned him in November, 1923, after being married six months.
  • 23 May 1928 Mrs. Mary Maxine France began action for a divorce from Kenneth C. France. She charges that his quarrelsome disposition has made life unbearable and that he has also accused her falsely. They were married last August and separated this month. The case will be heard in superior court No. 1.
  • 23 May 1928 Perry E. Skinner is seeking a divorce from Mrs. Leona J. Skinner, the action being filed in superior court No. 2. He charges that she deserted him and has repeatedly refused to live with him. They were married in June, 1925 and lived together just one month.
  • 23 May 1928 Wilbur Gowan charged with being an habitual drunkard, and due to his revengeful and quarrelsome disposition for driving his wife out of the house, was sued for divorce yesterday by Nellie S. Gowan, who also petitioned for a restraining order against her husband. Happiness soon took wings according to the affidavits of the plaintiff. The couple were married April 23 this year and separated three weeks late. Mrs. Gowan also petitions the court for $2,000 alimony.
  • 23 May 1928 John Moor entered a complaint for divorce against Mary Moor. He declares that she continually nagged and scolded and made such an upheaval that home life was no longer to be thought of with her. He also charges his wife with associating with other men.
  • 24 May 1928 Charging that he was cruel and refused to pay the rent or provide for the other necessary expenses of the home, Mrs. Isabelle Dorman was yesterday granted a divorce from Alvin Dorman. They were married February 11 and separated March 27 of this year. Isabelle was also awarded the use of her maiden name, Isabelle Boone.
  • 24 May 1928 Mrs. Hilda Roche won a decree in her suit against Robert Roche on charges of failure to provide. She was also given the custody of a three-year-old child.
  • 24 May 1928 John M. Johnson, charged with beating his wife, failing to provide and of selling her personal property with his own before abandoning her, was sued for divorce in superior court No. 1 yesterday by Mrs. Matilda Johnson. The latter sets forth in the complaint, that she has been compelled to support herself ever since they were married. She asks the restoration of her of her maiden name, Matilda Jones. The couple was married in 1927.
  • 24 May 1928 Declaring that he refused to support her and wan sullen and morose, Mrs. Alma Ditton entered suit for a divorce against Obie Ditton in superior court No. 1 yesterday. Mrs. Ditton asks for the return of her maiden name, Alma Hipshire. The couple was married ten years ago and they have no children.
  • 24 May 1928 A divorce action was filed yesterday by Mrs. Louise Smead against Alfred P. Smead. She testified that he frequently taunted her and told her to sue him, and that it was impossible to live with him when he was drunk, which had happened at least twice each week during the past year. The plaintiff, who married Smead in 1924, asks that her maiden name, Louise Bloom be restored.
  • 24 May 1928 Mrs. Jennie Straley has entered suit for a divorce from Howard Straley charging him with neglect and failure to provide. The couple was married in 1923.
  • 25 May 1928 Loretta Myer yesterday filed suit for divorce from Chester V. Myer. The couple who resided on R.R. No. 10, Decatur road, was married September 17, 1927 and separated six months later. One child, Elizabeth Virginia was born to the union and the mother is suing for her custody. The complaint sets forth that the husband was cruel and cursed her and was constantly away from home. Then he left the city, abandoning her, Mrs. Myer and daughter were forced to seek shelter at the home of her parents. She asks a decree of absolute divorce.
  • 25 May 1928 Charging that she failed to do any of her household duties, refused to live with him and at all times demanded that if he was not satisfied to get a divorce, Charles Herr entered suit against his wife, Lou Herr in superior court No. 1 yesterday. The couple was married April 12, 1924.
  • 25 May 1928 Accusing her husband of failure to provide and refusal to maintain a home and compelling her to work and support their child, Betty Lou, while he squandered his earning on other women, Maxine Dick brought action for a divorce against Bern C. Dick. The couple was married May 21, 1925 and separated last month.
  • 25 May 1928 Alda Buanno instituted divorce proceedings in superior court No. 1 yesterday against Angelo Buanno. Mrs. Buanno, who is also suing for $2,500 alimony, declares that while her husband was, according to his own story, well-to-do, when they married she discovered shortly after that the three pieces of property he was supposed to own were in his mother's name. She states that he cursed and threatened to beat her and force her to work to support herself and son, and refusing to provide her with a home, called her mother on the telephone to come and get her.
  • 25 May 1928 A decree was refused yesterday in the divorce case of Mrs. Florence Johnson against Jacob F. Johnson in superior court No. 1 after the wife admitted that they had lived together since the proceeding were instituted.
  • 25 May 1928 Calvin J. Whiting was awarded a decree of divorce from Mrs. Marie L. Whiting on a charge of desertion yesterday in superior court No. 1.
  • 25 May 1928 Mrs. Montrose Baker won her decree against James G. Baker for failure to provide and for nagging and scolding her. The couple married March, 1926.
  • 25 May 1928 Lizzie Heist, who brought suit for divorce from Keller Heist on grounds of cruelty and neglect, was granted a decree in superior court No. 1 yesterday. The maiden name of the plaintiff, Lizzie Pagele was restored by order of the court.
  • 26 May 1928 Harry E. Rondot was granted a divorce and the custody of a child yesterday afternoon in superior court in his suit against Mrs. Nettie Rondo. He testified that his wife refused to live with him. The couple was married in 1904 and separated in 1924.
  • 26 May 1928 John F. Briggeman filed suit for a divorce from Mrs. Fern Briggeman yesterday afternoon. He charged that his wife was cruel to him and that she associated with other men.
  • 26 May 1928 Frank C. Baltes sued Mrs. Gladys Baltes for a divorce, alleging that she nagged and quarreled at him. The couple was married in April 1925 and separated in December 1926.
  • 27 May 1928 Mrs. Selma Kotz filed suit for a divorce yesterday from Walter Kotz, alleging that he had deserted her in 1927 and left for parts unknown. The plaintiff asks the custody of one child. The couple was married in 1923.
  • 27 May 1928 Mrs. Lillian Frazee sued Harry Frazee for divorce, charging cruel and inhuman treatment. The couple was married in 1926 and separated recently.
  • 27 May 1928 Alexander Quinn was granted a divorce from Mrs. Mary E. Quinn yesterday in superior court No. 2on charges of cruel and inhuman treatment.
  • 29 May 1928 Elvina Werling was yesterday granted a divorce from Ernest Werling in superior court No. 1. The action was based upon complaints of cruelty, drinking and associating with other women. The maiden name of the plaintiff, Elvina Zeigler was restored by order of the court.
  • 29 May 1928 Charging that she accused him falsely, nagged constantly and refused to live with him, Edward C. Hoshaw yesterday filed suit against Ada B. Hoshaw in superior court No. 2. The couple was married 20 years ago.
  • 29 May 1928 Jasper F. Cooper yesterday instituted proceedings for divorce against Thelma D. Cooper in superior court. The domestic experience of the couple lasted just five months as they were married December 22, 1927 and separated May 22, 1928. Cooper complains that his wife is possessed of an ungovernable temper and during these fits of madness she would pretend illness. When he took her to the hospital for treatment he would learn that she was not sick or disabled. Another charge in the complaint charges her with associating with other men.
  • 30 May 1928 Testifying that his wife nagged him, was quarrelsome and ended by deserting him, Edward Adreon was granted a divorce from Mrs. Lela W. Adreon yesterday in superior court No. 2

  • 01 Jun 1928 Thelma Goldberg yesterday filed suit for divorce against Irving Goldberg in superior court No. 1. The complaint sets forth that he refused to provide a home; that there was constant unpleasantness and nagging; that she was forced to buy her own clothes and that not infrequently she was forced to contribute sums of money to the defendant who was indifferent to her welfare. The couple was married in September last year and separated April 18, seven months later.
  • 01 Jun 1928 A cross complaint filed by Mrs. Florence M. White yesterday won for her a divorce decree from her husband, Milton G. White, who is a salesman and was ordered to pay the costs of the case.
  • 01 Jun 1928 Charles Doseler was granted a divorce from Mrs. Irene Doseler. He testified that she drove him out of the house, threatened him with injury and accused him falsely. Mrs. Doseler's maiden name, Irene Platt was also restored by order of the court.
  • 02 Jun 1928 Elmer Kruger filed suit for a divorce yesterday from Mrs. Mary E. Kruger alleging that she was cruel to him and refused to live with him. The couple was married January 11, 1927 and separated May 21 of the same year.
  • 02 Jun 1928 Mrs. Bessie Taylor was granted a divorce from Newton Taylor. She testified that her husband was an habitual drunkard and that he failed to support her.
  • 02 Jun 1928 Kenneth Hendrix, defendant in a suit for divorce filed by Ruth Hendrix yesterday filed a motion for a change of venue from the county.
  • 02 Jun 1928 The divorce case of Georgia Shew against Herbert Shew was dismissed.
  • 03 Jun 1928 Mrs. Clara Forst filed suit for a divorce from William Forst yesterday charging cruel and inhuman treatment. The couple was married September 4, 1925 and separated November 10, 1925.
  • 03 Jun 1928 Mrs. Virginia Jones asks a divorce from Guy Jones in a bill in which she alleged that he threatened to kill her and that he failed to provide for her.
  • 03 Jun 1928 Mrs. Frances Schultz asked a divorce from Walter J. Schultz. She claims that he is an habitual drunkard and that when under the influence of liquor he is abusive, vulgar and obscene.
  • 03 Jun 1928 William C. Parker was granted a divorce from Mrs. Vera May Parker. The plaintiff testified that his wife cursed and abused him.
  • 03 Jun 1928 Mrs. Fern Briggeman has filed a cross-complaint for divorce from John Briggeman charging that he deserted her last March 1.
  • 03 Jun 1928 Mrs. Evelyn Neal filed a plea in abatement to the divorce action started by her husband, Mitchell Neal. She claims that he was a resident of Detroit at the time the suit for divorce was filed.
  • 05 Jun 1928 Mrs. Mary Sterling won her decree from Harry Sterling. Her complaint set forth that he had failed to provide, cursed and abused her and as the final act had taken money she had earned to pay his way to the movies. The Sterling's were married last July and separated seven months later in February this year. Judge Ryan granted her plea and ordered that the wife's maiden name, Mary E. Adams be restored.
  • 05 Jun 1928 Louis H. Long, who charged his wife with cruelty and desertion, was given a decree of divorce from Mrs. Anna Long. Married in November, 1926, they separated last March.
  • 05 Jun 1928 Evidence was heard in the divorce case of Mrs. Minerva Mills against Joseph M. Mills. Testimony by the wife accused Mills of abusing and cursing her in the home and associating with other women. Judge Ryan ordered the preparation of an entry granted her a divorce and restoring her name to Minerva Walter for which she petitioned. The action, however, was withheld for the permanent record until two witnesses who have been summoned appear to testify as to her residence.
  • 05 Jun 1928 Louis J. Kruse was sued for divorce by his wife, Mrs. Etta Kruse in superior court No. 2 yesterday. Cruel treatment is charged, also that the wife was compelled to work to support herself. Six months of married life ended in May when the couple separated, the complaint sets forth.
  • 05 Jun 1928 Mrs. Clara Forst yesterday entered suit for divorce from William Forst. The charges against Forst include cruelty and ill treatment and that he refused to support her. Their married life terminated, she states when he abandoned her in November, 1925, two months after their wedding day.
  • 06 Jun 1928 A divorce and alimony amounting to $2,000 were awarded to Mrs. Effie J. Trick in her suit against George M. Trick in superior court No. 1. The action was the final step in the case. In 1924 the wife secured a limited separation. The time expiring she sued for a divorce which was recorded yesterday. Trick was charged with neglect and failure to provide.
  • 06 Jun 1928 Mrs. Minnie Mae Harr won her suit for divorce against Bronson B. Harr in superior court No. 1. The decree was granted on evidence of cruelty and failure to provide. The couple was married in October, 1921. Mrs. Harr was given the custody of two children and the husband was ordered to pay $17.50 weekly for their support.
  • 06 Jun 1928 The final chapter in the Uncapher divorce case was reached in superior court No. 1 when Mrs. Opal Uncapher was granted a decree from Clifford Uncapher, whom she charged with having made false accusations and refusing to live with her. The court ordered her maiden name, Opal Vail restored.
  • 06 Jun 1928 Mrs. Marie A. Hoffman was yesterday granted a divorce from Fred R.C. Hoffman. The husband, who was formerly manager of the Fort Wayne American Securities company, is now serving a prison term after pleading guilty to a charge of embezzlement. Judge Charles J. Ryan granted the decree after listening to evidence that Hoffman had neglected wife and home to absent himself from the city with other women, while claiming that he was called away on business. The couple was married in August, 1921 and separated last December. The request for the restoration of her maiden name, Marie A. Kallas was granted by the court.
  • 06 Jun 1928 Mrs. Mary Moore yesterday filed a cross complaint in the divorce proceedings instituted against her by John Moore. She petitioned superior court No. 1 that she be given the divorce decree and a $2,000 judgement as alimony. Mrs. Moore charges her husband with staying out nights, associating with other women, drinking to excess and when she was in a crippled condition, that he struck and beat her. They were married in 1912.
  • 06 Jun 1928 Suit for divorce was entered by Mrs. Theresa M. Ketker against Edwin W. Ketker. The action was filed in superior court No. 1. The wife charges Ketker with cursing her and saying that he didn't love her. The couple were married none years ago and separated this month.
  • 06 Jun 1928 The divorce action instituted by Mrs. Cora Eppley against her husband, David Eppley was heard in superior court No. 2. She asserts that he failed to provide, beat her when angry and threatened her life on several occasions. The couple was married in December, 1925 and separated this month.
  • 07 Jun 1928 In her suit for divorce heard yesterday in superior court No 1, Mrs. Nellie Carter appealed for freedom from Pearl Carter, charging that although able bodied he was indolent and that because he would not work she was forced to support herself. The Carters were married in August, 1922 and separated four years later the complaint sets forth. They have no children.
  • 07 Jun 1928 Judge Georg H. Leonard yesterday granted a divorce to Mrs. Martha A. Stitsel from Roy C. Stitsel. Neither the defendant nor an attorney to represent him appeared in court and Louis N. Crosby, acting as special deputy prosecutor, filed a general answer of denial. The decree was granted on testimony the Stitsel beat her, failed to support and associated with other women. They were married in July, 1925 and separated in December, 1927. In addition to the divorce decree, Judge Leonard ordered that the plaintiff's maiden name, Martha M. Hall be restored.
  • 07 Jun 1928 Mrs. Ruth Moore filed suit for divorce from Harold Moore in superior court No. 1 yesterday, alleging that her husband failed to provide and frequently threatened her with violence. The couple was married September 11, 1923. One child, Harold Roberts, aged 4 years was born. Mrs. Moore seeks the custody of her son.
  • 07 Jun 1928 Charging that he was drunk, struck her frequently and broke up the furniture when things did not suit him, Agnes M. Weber yesterday brought suit for divorce from Gustave E. Weber. Mrs. Weber also seeks the custody of an adopted daughter, Anna.
  • 07 Jun 1928 Charging her mate with being quarrelsome and profane, calling her vile names, refusing to provide and compelling her to work to support herself and children, Mrs. May Wilkening yesterday entered suit for a divorce from Clifford Wilkening. The couple was married November 27, 1910 and separated last Saturday. The mother also asks for the custody of two children, Clifford and William.
  • 07 Jun 1928 A complaint for limited separation was entered yesterday in superior court by Mrs. Theresa Held against Michael Held. The couple was married May 25, 1905. Habitual drunkenness and cruelty are charged in the complaint.
  • 07 Jun 1928 Hugh Cowin is charged with cursing his wife, threatening her and accusing her of associating with other men, in a complaint for divorce entered in superior court yesterday by Mrs. Flossie Cowin. They were married in December, 1924 and separated recently.
  • 08 Jun 1928 Another phase of the Snyder divorce action was recorded in superior court No. 1 yesterday when Mrs. Mae G. Snyder entered a cross-complaint in answer to the charges of her husband, Valmore C. Snyder. Mrs. Snyder avers that he has admitted associating with other women, that he is abusive and quarrelsome, cursing and threatening her frequently, and as an added indignity refused to take her for a ride in their car for which she furnished a large share of the purchase price. The wife now asks that the husband's petition for a divorce be denied, and that the decree be given her instead. Snyder is a brakeman on the Nickel Plate railroad.
  • 08 Jun 1928 Charging that he has been cold and indifferent to her welfare and of failing to provide a home for her, Mrs. Florence Walda employed as a stenographer, entered suit yesterday for a six months' separation for Carl Walda.
  • 08 Jun 1928 The matrimonial ship of another couple went on the rocks yesterday with the filling of a suit for divorce by Mrs. Emma Holmstrand against Axel Holmstrand. They were married Jun 19, 1919 and separated May 6, of this year. The complaint sets forth that incompatibility and constant wrangling made it impossible for them to live together happily.
  • 08 Jun 1928 William Baker yesterday instituted divorce proceedings against Mrs. Edna Baker. The couple was married April 11, 1925. They lived together, he states until March 11 last then she finally deserted him to live with another man. In addition the defendant is charged with refusing to attend to her household duties and frequently told him that if he didn't like it to go and get a divorce. The husband also seeks the custody of their two children, Violet Edna and Ruby Loretta.
  • 08 Jun 1928 A divorce action and restraining order against Frank H. McNamara was filed in superior court No. 1 by Mrs. Nellie McNamara. She alleges that he is abusive, stays put all night and is cruel to the plaintiff when home. The couple was married March 10, 1913 and they lived together until June 3, 1928. Mrs. McNamara petitions for an absolute decree and the custody of their two children, Maxine and Kathleen.
  • 08 Jun 1928 Testifying that her husband deserted her without cause or reason in August, 1920, and that for nearly eight years she has not seem or heard from him, Mrs. Nano Sheriff applied for a divorce from William Sheriff. The Sheriffs were married September 14, 1914.
  • 09 Jun 1928 Charging her husband, Ward Sweers, with drinking and gambling and failure to provide, Mrs. Florence Sweers was granted a divorce yesterday in superior court.
  • 09 Jun 1928 Mrs. Martha Jirscheck was granted a divorce from Bruno Jirscheck. She charged that he failed to provide for a period of more than two years.
  • 09 Jun 1928 Mrs. Emma Kruse was granted a divorce from George L. Kruse. She charged that her husband cursed her and swore at her.
  • 09 Jun 1928 Mrs. Isabelle Colestock testified that Roy Colestock was cruel, jealous and that he failed to provide for her. She was given a divorce.
  • 09 Jun 1928 Mrs. Angeline McCray, colored" filed suit for a divorce from Ebbie McCray. She alleged that he bragged to her of his illicit loves. The couple was married in 1922 and separated in 1924.
  • 10 Jun 1928 Mrs. Virginia Belling filed suit for a divorce and $1,500 alimony yesterday in superior court. She alleged that her husband was cruel to her and swore at her. The couple was married in 1922 and separated in 1928.
  • 10 Jun 1928 Mrs. Mary Howell sued Eugene Howell for divorce, alleging desertion. The marriage took place in 1924 and the separation in 1926.
  • 10 Jun 1928 Martin Roselter was granted a divorce from Maude Roselter on the ground of cruel and inhuman treatment.
  • 12 Jun 1928 John Wells was awarded a decree of divorce in the complaint against his wife, Mrs. Elsie Wells. The charges were cruelty and neglect. The couple was married in July, 1926 and separated three months later.
  • 12 Jun 1928 Mrs. Leone McClain was granted a divorce from Clifford McClain whom she charged with cruel and inhuman treatment.
  • 13 Jun 1928 Coleen Coleman entered suit for a decree of divorce against her husband, George Coleman. The charges in the complaint include cruelty, the use of vile and indecent names and frequent blows which backed up his threats of physical violence. The couple was married July 25, 1927 and separated this month.
  • 13 Jun 1928 Ella Boscker instituted divorce proceedings yesterday against Claude Boseker. The couple was married January 24, 1925, and the plaintiff states that in August, 1927 he deserted her. Left destitute she had supported herself and prior to that time she had worked to provide for him also until he left her.
  • 13 Jun 1928 Charging cruelty, neglect and non-support, Mrs. Dollie L. Cozad brought suit for divorce against her husband, Cecil L. Cozad in superior court yesterday. The Cozads were married August 15, 1926 and separated in July, 1927, less than a year later. The wife petitions for an absolute decree and the restoration of her maiden name, Dollie L. Miller.
  • 13 Jun 1928 Dorothy Bernice Peskin is the plaintiff in a divorce case filed yesterday. She charged Oscar Gilbert Peskin with having deserted and abandoning her and states that for the past two years she has been forced to make provision for herself. They were married December, 1920 and separated in May, 1926.
  • 14 Jun 1928 Jacob Floyd Thompson yesterday filed proceedings for divorce from Florence F. Johnson. He charged her with the use of vile epithets in the home and of cursing and abusing him while she refused to perform her household duties. More serious accusations include one of intimate association with a "gentleman friend", whose name is given in the affidavit. As further evidence Johnson calls attention to the fact that while with this man she was arrested on a charge of disorderly conduct in June and was fined and sentenced to jail in city court. The couple were married February 10, 1916 and separated June 5 of this year.
  • 14 Jun 1928 Nellie Hattendorf appeared yesterday as the plaintiff in a divorce suit instituted against her husband, Carl Hattendorf, whom she charged with cruel treatment and of accusing her falsely of associating with other men while he endeavored to hide his own illicit relations with women. The couple who reside on rural route No. 3 in Adams township, were married August 3, 1923 and separated in May of this year. In addition to an absolute decree of divorce Mrs. Hattendorf is seeking the custody of their two children, Margaret and Robert.
  • 14 Jun 1928 Testifying that when he came home intoxicated as was frequently the case, he cursed and abused her and beat her up, Mrs. Ida Jackman brought suit against Henry Jackman for divorce. A restraining order was issued against Jackman. They separated in April after three years of married life during which he hailed to provide for her, she states.
  • 14 Jun 1928 A divorce and alimony is the sum of $4,400 was granted Mrs. Mary R. Flaugh in her suit against John M. Flaugh, which was tried in superior court No. 1. The decree was based on evidence of cruel and inhuman treatment.
  • 15 Jun 1928 Charging that he had not worked since last January, that he frequently came home drunk and that he associated with other women while falsely accusing her of evil association, Mrs. Katie A. Warner entered suit for divorce against Frank H. Warner. The couple was married June 24, 1912 and separated last month. Mrs. Warner further states that she was forced to earn a living and provide for the home. There are no children.
  • 15 Jun 1928 John Gruber entered divorce proceedings against his wife, Mrs. Catherine Gruber yesterday. He charges her with neglect, of constant quarreling, saying that she no longer cared for him and asking that he get a divorce. Mrs. Gruber is also accused in the affidavit of attending dances with other men in spite of the husband's objections. The couple were married a year ago this month and recently separated.
  • 15 Jun 1928 The divorce suit filed against Walter J. Schultz by Mrs. Frances Schultz was dismissed in superior court No. 1 yesterday on motion of the plaintiff.
  • 16 Jun 1928 Huron Franklin, 26, filed suit yesterday to discard his bride of four days, formerly Rose C. Gerline. Franklin wants his marriage to the Gerline woman annulled on the ground that she gave false information about her age. She told the county clerk that she was 30 when the license was secured on June 11. She really is 46, according to Franklin, who claimed that he did not know her age at the time the license was granted. He avers that the difference in their ages makes marriage between them impossible.
  • 16 Jun 1928 Glen C. Kayser was granted a divorce from Gladys Kayser yeaterday in superior court No. 2. The defendant was granted the custody of their child, but was ordered not to remove it from the jurisdiction of the court.
  • 17 Jun 1928 Mrs. Mary Gilb filed suit for a divorce from Edward Gilb yesterday in superior court. She charged that he failed to support her and she asks the custody of a child. The couple was married in 1924 and separated in 1928.
  • 17 Jun 1928 Mrs. Marion MacDonnell sued Walton Jerome MacDonnell, cigar store owner, for a one-year separation yesterday. The plaintiff charges cruel and inhuman treatment. She asks the custody of their daughter. The couple was married in 1920.
  • 19 Jun 1928 Charging his wife with neglecting their two children, leaving them to get their meals and go to school as they saw fit while she was constantly on the streets, Adam M. Shook yesterday entered suit for divorce against Mrs. Jessie P. Shook and the custody of their two children, Harold and Betty Jane. The couple was married May 31, 1927. Shook charges her with deserting the home to accompany a gentleman "friend" who is names in the proceedings. The two children are now at the home of the plaintiff's parents, the complaint further states.
  • 19 Jun 1928 Mrs. Evelyn Loney instituted divorce proceedings against Charles Loney. The latter is charged with failure to provide a home for the plaintiff and that his quarrelsome, abusive conduct had made it impossible for her to live with him any longer, she asserts in the complaint. The couple was married May 15, 1926 and separated just two years later. Mrs. Loney is suing for an absolute divorce.
  • 19 Jun 1928 A complaint for a divorce and restraining order was entered in superior court No. 2 by Lilah Corrigan against Francis Corrigan. The couple was married April 16, 1925, and separated in June this year. One child, Francis was born to this union. Mrs. Corrigan charges her husband in the complaint with abusing and striking her, that he frequently drank and came home intoxicated and that once he had knocked her unconscious with a blow of his fist. He also told her that if she did not like it she could get a divorce and get out. She is suing for an absolute decree and the custody of the child.
  • 19 Jun 1928 Divorce proceedings were entered in superior court No. 1 by Mrs. June I. Hindman against Arthur Vern Hindman. Eight months of married life sufficed the wife that she had made a mistake, she avers. They were married August 27, 1927 and separated in April, 1928. Hindman is charged with being lazy, and of failure to provide. She accuses him of frequently turning down jobs when they were offered him in spite of the fact that he was out of employment and when remonstrated with she says he abused her and told her to either get work herself or get out of the house. She is suing for an absolute divorce.
  • 19 Jun 1928 Alleging that the cruelty of her husband had made further living with him impossible, Mrs. Florence B. Smith entered suit for divorce from Thomas W. Smith, in superior court. The couple was married June 6, 1911 and separated June 13, 1928. She accuses him of frequent cursing and beatings with his fists, and in addition to an absolute decree she petitions for the custody of their son, Walter Smith.
  • 19 Jun 1928 Charging him with cursing her, calling her vile names, and frequent beatings, Edith Robison brought suit for divorce against Elliot T. Robinson. The couple was married December 10, 1925. The plaintiff states further that when he failed to provide, she was forced to go out to work among strangers and take in washing in an attempt to make both ends meet. The situation becoming unbearable, she filed suit yesterday for an absolute decree.
  • 19 Jun 1928 Mrs. Esther A. Jornod was yesterday granted a divorce from Roy Jornod by Judge Charles J. Ryan in superior court No. 1. The evidence showed that in addition to neglect and failure to provide that the husband has been convicted of a felony. The wife's maiden name, Esther A. Beckman was restored by order of the court.
  • 20 Jun 1928 Mrs. Jennie Kelly, residing at Monroeville, brought suit for a limited separation for two years against her husband, Raymond Kelly, in superior court No. 1 yesterday. She states that he failed to provide and that finally he refused to live with her. The couple was married January 19, 1926 and broke up on April 14 last.
  • 20 Jun 1928 In the divorce proceedings brought by George W. Balliet against his wife, Mrs. Mary Balliet, the latter yesterday filed a cross-complaint in her own defense, testifying to the temper of the husband who, she said called her vile and indecent names.
  • 20 Jun 1928 Mrs. Jean Bailingal yesterday entered suit for a limited separation from her husband, George F. Bailingal. A restraining order against the latter was granted.
  • 20 Jun 1928 Mrs. Alta Boulden, yesterday instituted proceedings for divorce against Clifford Boulden in superior court No. 2. She accuses him with staying out all hours of the night, nagging and abusing her, failure to provide and compelling her to go to work to keep the home and family. The climax came, she states, when he left her with no money or source of income on March 28. In the action the plaintiff petitions for the return of her maiden name, Alta Ross.
  • 20 Jun 1928 Judge Charles J. Leonard granted Mrs. Dora Boomershine in superior court No. 1 yesterday a divorce from Gabriel D. Boomershine. The wife testified that he had been cruel to her and had lived with another woman. The couple was married in 1924. The maiden name of the plaintiff, Dora Brouer was restored by order of the court.
  • 21 Jun 1928 Mrs. Matilda Stolz brought suit for divorce yesterday against Jack Stolz, whom she charged with failure to provide. She also accuses him with being an habitual drunkard and coming home and abusing her and striking her with his fists. The affidavit further declares that while lazy and unable to hold a job because of his habits, he would take the money she earned for the family and spend it for drink. They were married April 9, 1919 and separated last week. To this union three children, Jacob, Dorothy and David, were born. Mrs. Stolz is petitioning for an absolute divorce and the custody of the three children.
  • 21 Jun 1928 George W. Williams has entered suit for divorce from Mrs. Etta Williams, whom he charges with cursing him and refusing to live with him. They were married seven years ago.
  • 22 Jun 1928 Mrs. Hester Hemrick yesterday filed suit for a divorce from Homer Hemrick in superior court No. 1. The Hemricks were married four months ago. The plaintiff also asks that her maiden name, Hester Sells be restored.
  • 23 Jun 1928 Henry Clay Florea filed suit for a divorce from Mabel Clair Florea, charging cruel and inhuman treatment. The couple was married in 1911 and separated in 1924.
  • 23 Jun 1928 Mrs. Elizabeth Hook was granted a divorce from Verple Hook on a cross-complaint. She was granted the custody of their child and Hook was ordered to pay $5 a week to its support. She charged cruelty.
  • 23 Jun 1928 Theobold Schemerber sued Lillian Schemerber for divorce, alleging that she had left him upon three occasions.
  • 24 Jun 1928 Mrs. Hallie Knapp was granted a divorce from Frank H. Knapp. She charged that her husband drank to excess and failed to provide.
  • 24 Jun 1928 Mrs. Edith M.Sheefel was granted a divorce from Charles O. Sheefel on a charge of failure to provide.
  • 24 Jun 1928 Mrs. Susie Bumgartner was granted a divorce from Roy Bumgartner on a charge of cruel and inhuman treatment.
  • 24 Jun 1928 The divorce suit of Mrs. Mary France against Kenneth C. France was dismissed upon a motion of the plaintiff.
  • 26 Jun 1928 Mrs. Leona May Nichols was granted a divorce from Forest G. Nichols and was given the custody of their child and a judgment for $300 alimony. She testified that her husband struck and was cruel to her.
  • 26 Jun 1928 Mrs. Ruth Hendrix was divorced from Kenneth Hendrix on the ground of failure to provide.
  • 26 Jun 1928 Mrs. Lillian Hinderer won a decree from Charles H. Hinderer when she told the court that her husband had failed to provide for her for the past two years.
  • 26 Jun 1928 George W. Shoemaker was granted a divorce from Mrs. Wanita Shoemaker. His wife was given custody of the child. Shoemaker testified that his wife had absented herself from him. He cannot remarry for a period of two years.
  • 26 Jun 1928 Mrs. Rose Standish Longnecker filed suit for a divorce from Arthur Longnecker, alleging that he choked and kicked her.
  • 26 Jun 1928 Mrs. Mary Hobbs sued Charles Hobbs for a divorce, charging cruel and inhuman treatment.
  • 26 Jun 1928 Mrs. Hulda Phillips sued Paul Phillips for a divorce, alleging that he struck her. She dismissed a previous complaint yesterday.
  • 26 Jun 1928 The divorce case of Mrs. Marie C. Schele against Joseph G. Schele was dismissed.
  • 26 Jun 1928 The divorce case of Mrs. Mary Gilb against Edward Gilb was dismissed.
  • 27 Jun 1928 Alleging that her husband has purchased five automobiles during the past year and has used them to take other person to places of amusement while she was left at home, Mrs. Mabel Mallo yesterday filed suit for a divorce from Ralph Mallo. She also claims that her husband has a surly disposition and that he often cursed her and struck her. The couple was married in 1927.
  • 27 Jun 1928 Mrs. Hattie Glessler sued Gustave Glessler for divorce alleging cruel and inhuman treatment.
  • 27 Jun 1928 Mrs. Crystal Hanauer sued Dalton Hanauer for divorce, alleging failure to provide.
  • 28 Jun 1928 Mrs. Hazel Alice Robbins sued Chester A. Robbins for divorce alleging that he drank too much and that he was cruel and quarrelsome. Mrs. Robbins is asking for $500 alimony. The couple was married in 1926 and separated during the present year.
  • 28 Jun 1928 Mrs. Hazel M. Grim sued Arthur L. Grim for divorce alleging he was cruel and quarrelsome and drank too much. She is asking for $500 alimony.
  • 28 Jun 1928 Mrs. Georgia Kammer asked a divorce from John Kammer. The plaintiff said that her husband told her that he no longer cared for her. The couple was married in 1913 and separated in 1928.
  • 28 Jun 1928 Mrs. Lucy May Lucas sued Ulysses S. Lucas for divorce alleging non-support. The couple has not lived together since 1916.
  • 28 Jun 1928 The divorce case of Mrs. Pearl Scheidler against Frank Scheidler was dismissed.
  • 28 Jun 1928 The divorce case of Mrs. Ruth Bryan against Elmer Bryan was dismissed.
  • 29 Jun 1928 Ralph Mallo filed a cross-complaint for divorce yesterday against Mrs. Mabel Mallo, alleging that she was not as virtuous as she represented herself before marriage. He also charged that she refused to associate with his folks and that she was guilty of cruel and inhuman treatment. The couple was married in 1927.
  • 29 Jun 1928 Fern Dailey filed suit for a divorce from Frank Dailey alleging failure to support and cruel and inhuman treatment. The plaintiff asks $500 alimony. The couple was married in 1927 and separated in 1928.
  • 30 Jun 1928 Mrs. Marie Davis sued Todda Davis for a divorce, alleging that he beat her and called her vile names. The couple was married in 1911 and separated a short time ago.
  • 30 Jun 1928 Harry Agenbroad asked a divorce from Agnes Agenbroad, alleging cruel and inhuman treatment. The couple married in 1912 and separated in 1922.
  • 30 Jun 1928 Mrs. Myrtle Baumgartner charged Lee Baumgartner with cruel and inhuman treatment in a complaint for divorce. The couple was married in 1926 and separated in 1928.

  • 03 Jul 1928 Mrs. Mable Frazier yesterday instituted divorce proceedings against Walter Frazier, to whom she was married October 27, 1919. The couple separated in June, 1926. The complaint charges Frazier with being an inveterate gambler and squandering his money on games of chance while failing to provide for his wife and home for more than two years. The defendant is also accused of associating with other women and of staying away for days and nights at a time with no explanation as to his absence. Mrs. Frazier is seeking an absolute divorce.
  • 04 Jul 1928 Mrs. Helen Wylie, who bright suit against her husband, Kemirt Wylie, charging failure to provide, was granted a divorce by Judge Charles J. Ryan in superior court No. 1 yesterday. Married two years, the couple separated in March 1926. In addition to the decree, Mrs. Wylie was granted the custody of their only child. Wylie was ordered to pay $7 weekly for its support.
  • 04 Jul 1928 A motion was filed yesterday to venue from superior court No. 1 to Whitley county a divorce action brought against Charles Duglay by his wife. The latter is suing for a decree and $75,000 alimony.
  • 04 Jul 1928 The divorce case of Hosey Brooks against Augusta Brooks was dismissed in superior court No. 1 yesterday for want of prosecution.
  • 06 Jul 1928 Marion W. Martz yesterday filed suit for divorce against Frances Martz charging abandonment. The complaint charges Mrs. Martz with leaving home several times and eventually refusing to return, stating that she would not live with him any longer. The couple married September 19, 1926 and separated last month.
  • 06 Jul 1928 Alleging incompatibility and discontentment to the point where living together any longer was impossible, Henry O. Welhe yesterday sued his wife, Mrs. Hazel Welhe for a divorce. They were married 14 years ago on June 5, 1912, but had not lived together since November 2, 1926. Two children, Ruth and Lorene, were born to the couple.
  • 06 Jul 1928 Divorce proceedings were filed yesterday afternoon by Robert J. Joseph against Georgia May Joseph. They were married August 2, 1920 and separated June 27, eight years later. The husband charges in the complaint that his wife told him to get a divorce as she loved another man and had frequently gone with him on auto rides.
  • 06 Jul 1928 The divorce action instituted by Carrie Myers against Herman Myers was dismissed in superior court No. 1 yesterday at the plaintiff's costs.
  • 06 Jul 1928 The divorce case of Adda Duglay against Charles Duglay was venued to DeKalb county.
  • 07 Jul 1928 Louis J. Custer packs a mean wallop according to his wife, Blanche Custer, who filed suit for a divorce yesterday. Mrs. Custer alleged that her husband hit her upon the jaw and otherwise mistreated her. The couple was married in 1924 and separated in 1928.
  • 07 Jul 1928 Louis I. Graves filed suit for a divorce from Gesella T. Graves, alleging that she associated with other men.
  • 07 Jul 1928 Wilbur Gowan sued Nellie S. Gowan for divorce, alleging cruel and inhuman treatment. The couple was married April 3 of this year and separated May 22.
  • 07 Jul 1928 Mrs. Hazel Hughes was divorced from James Hughes in superior court No. 1. The plaintiff testified that her husband was mean to her and failed to provide for her properly.
  • 08 Jul 1928 Elmer J. Deady sued Mrs. Princess B. Deady for divorce yesterday in superior court. He charged that the defendant was cruel to him and cursed him. The couple was married in 1916.
  • 08 Jul 1928 Mrs. Marcella O. Shallow sued Joseph A. Swallow for divorce, alleging that he struck her with his fist. The couple was married February 22, 1928 and separated June 21. The plaintiff wants her maiden name of Marcella Morgan restored.
  • 08 Jul 1928 Weda May Dean was granted a divorce from Richard W. Dean in superior court No. 1 on charges of cruel and inhuman treatment.
  • 10 Jul 1928 The follow divorce actions were dismissed in superior court No. 1 yesterday: Edna Kling against George Kling; Opal Owens against Joseph Owens; Lucille Boyte against Charles Boyte; Howard H. Moorman against Charlotte Moorman; Annabelle Orr against Robert Orr; Ethel Carpino against Dominic Carpino; Hattie D. Kleinschmidt against Charles H. Kleinschmidt.
  • 10 Jul 1928 Mrs. Marcelle O. Swallow yesterday filed suit for divorce from Joseph A. Swallow in superior court No. 2. The couple separated in Jun after four months' of married life. In that time the wife asserts that he beat her, sought constantly to provoke a quarrel and had threatened to kill her.
  • 10 Jul 1928 Alleging that she cured him and refused to live with him, Elmer J. Deady instituted proceeding for divorce from Mrs. Princess B. Deady in superior court No. 1 yesterday. The couple were married in 1916 and recently separated.
  • 10 Jul 1928 Mrs. Anna B. Perry was yesterday sued for divorce by her husband H.K. Perry in superior court No. 1. Ten months' of married life ended in discord as the couple, who were married in September, 1927 separated this month. In making the complaint Perry states that his wife has refused to live with him.
  • 10 Jul 1928 Charging her husband with having cursed her and on one occasion of threatening to kill her with a hammer, Mrs. Hazel C. McCaskey yesterday filed suit for divorce against Samuel C. McCaskey. The plaintiff seeks an absolute decree and $1,000 alimony. They were married three years ago.
  • 11 Jul 1928 Thirteen divorce cases were dismissed in superior court No. 1 yesterday: Clare Wisel against Charles E. Wiesel; Nora Junk against Mat Junk; Mildred Huber against Clarence Huber; Roger Miller against Lois Miller; Phillip Mahoney against Ethel Mahoney; Frieda O'Brien against Edward O'Brien, Mabel Nelson against Cecil Nelson; Florence Lykes against Russell Lykes; Levi Carpenter against Elnore Carpenter; Clarence Michaels against Bertha Michaels; Mary L. Gaesser against Otto Gaesser; Harvey Current against Louise Current; Geraldine Matthews against John Matthews.
  • 11 Jul 1928 Mrs. Rosa George entered suit for divorce yesterday against Edward F. George in superior court No. 1. The complaint asserts that they were married June 1, 1925, and that the defendant refused to support her and eventually deserted her without cause. Mrs. George seeks an absolute decree.
  • 11 Jul 1928 Charging her husband with being cruel, quarrelsome and that he failed to provide, Mrs. Zola E. Van Zile yesterday won a decree in her divorce action against Orange A. Van Zile. The Van Ziles were married in 1905.
  • 11 Jul 1928 Complaining that he beat and cursed her and failed to provide, Mrs. Julia Maydell yesterday entered suit for divorce against James Maydell. The couple were married three years ago.
  • 11 Jul 1928 The divorce action of Hazel G. McCaskey against Samuel C. McCaskey was dismissed and the costs paid.
  • 12 Jul 1928 Charging him with cursing and swearing at her and of failure to provide for the past two years, Grace J. Hamilton yesterday entered suit for divorce from William A. Hamilton. They were married June 14, 1911 and separated this week. Mrs. Hamilton petitions for an absolute decree and the custody of their two children, Virginia and Richard.
  • 12 Jul 1928 A complaint for divorce and alimony was filed yesterday by Mrs. Jorge Stopf against Christ J. Stopf. They were married September 1, 194 and separated July 7, 1927. Mrs. Stopf charges her mate with having cursed and threatened to kill her; also that he drank to excess and that he had been convicted several times for violations of the liquor law.
  • 12 Jul 1928 Alleging that he failed to provide and finally had refused to live with her, Mrs. Jane Blackmore entered suit for divorce yesterday against McCleary Blackmore.
  • 12 Jul 1928 Dale L. Hurdle wanted to sleep after working 16 Hours a day but his wife wouldn't let him, he says, and kept him awake with false accusations of infidelity and failure to give proper care to the children. These are the reasons set forth in the complaint which he has entered for divorce against Mrs. Ethel Hurdle in superior court No. 1.
  • 13 Jul 1928 Mrs. Marie Schoeff was awarded a decree on a cross-complaint filed in a suit begun by her husband, Pearl Schoeff. She based her claim on cruelty, testifying that her husband struck and threatened to kill her.
  • 13 Jul 1928 Mrs. Hattie Maye Cureton was granted a judgement of $150 alimony in her divorce suit against Carl Cureton. The plaintiff's maiden name, Hattie Mae Anderson was ordered restored.
  • 15 Jul 1928 Wilbur P. Wade was given a divorce from Mrs. Mary Wade in superior court No. 2. Wade testified that his wife refused to keep house for him and that she was guilty of cruel and inhuman treatment.
  • 15 Jul 1928 Mrs. Mildred Closson was granted a divorce from William Closson in superior court No. 2. She was given the custody of their two children and Closson was ordered to pay $9 per week to their support. She charged cruel and inhuman treatment.
  • 15 Jul 1928 Mrs. Zedia Dannels was granted a divorce from Charles Dannels. The couple was married just a year ago.
  • 15 Jul 1928 Jacob Sacks sued Cora Sacks for a divorce, alleging that she possesses a violent temper and that she often calls him vile names. The couple was married in 1924 and separated recently.
  • 15 Jul 1928 Mrs. Helen Meyer asks a divorce from William F. Meyer in a complaint charging cruelty and drunkenness. She seeks the custody of their children.
  • 15 Jul 1928 The following divorce case were dismissed in superior court: Florence Hartung against David Hartung; Mary Krenger against Elmer Krenger; Nors Marvin against William H. Marvin; Helen McCray against Ivan McCray and Blanche L. Mokes against Joseph E. Mokes.
  • 17 Jul 1928 Mrs. Verdle Bryant filed suit for a divorce from Davis Howard Bryant, yesterday alleging that he struck and beat her. The couple was married in 1925 and separated in 1928.
  • 17 Jul 1928 Mrs. Cora Sacks filed a cross-complaint for a divorce from Jacob Sacks, charging cruel and inhuman treatment.
  • 17 Jul 1928 Mrs. Bertha Wallace was granted a divorce from Henry J. L. Wallace on a cross-complaint. She alleged that she had to support herself and had to buy clothes for her husband.
  • 17 Jul 1928 The following suits for divorce were dismissed in Judge Ryan's court: Leona against Charence Worrell; Robert against Neola Holmes; Bessie against Frank Trenary; Ethel against Leland Boan; Wilbur against Fahey Matthews.
  • 18 Jul 1928 Mrs. Waneta Steman entered suit for divorce yesterday against Bernard Steman. Two years of married life sufficed to reveal all the things that a happy marriage should not be, states Mrs. Steman, who charges her husband with failure to provide, cruelty and neglect. She declares in the complaint that she was forced to buy her own clothing, and that while she was working at the General Electric for their board and room her mate was associating with other women. The couple were married June 26, 1926 and separated July 7, 1928. Mrs. Steman is asking for an absolute divorce and the return of her maiden name, Waneta Barber.
  • 18 Jul 1928 Mrs. Orma Baker instituted divorce proceedings against Noah Baker in superior court yesterday. She charges her husband with being a habitual drunkard and failure to provide home, food or clothing. When under the influence of liquor, Mrs. Baker accuses the defendant with entering the house and breaking up the furniture. The couple were married November 25, 1916 and separated July 16, 1928. Mrs. Baker petitions for a divorce decree, restraining order and the custody of their two children, Robert and Ancil Baker.
  • 18 Jul 1928 Complaining that his wife possesses an ungovernable temper, is quarrelsome and frequently taunted him with the boast that she loved another more than she did her husband, Carl Kiel entered suit for divorce against Mabel M. Kiel in superior court yesterday. The couple were married September 7, 1921, and separated appropriately enough on Independence day, July 4, 1928. Two children, Frederick and Delores were born to the union.
  • 18 Jul 1928 A decree for divorce was given to Mrs. Marie Walter in her action against Harold N. Walter. The testimony showed that he abused and struck her. The couple, who were married in 1915 , are the parents of three children, whose custody was given to the mother. Walter was ordered to pay $30 monthly for their support during the summer vacation and $50 per month during the period when school is in session.
  • 18 Jul 1928 A divorce from Luke W. Reilly on a charge of failure to provide was granted Mrs. Mary Reilly yesterday. The couple was married 13 years ago.
  • 18 Jul 1928 Judge George H. Leonard in superior court No. 2 yesterday granted a divorce to Mrs. Ruth Haller from Frank Haller. By order of the court the mother also obtained the custody of their three children and Haller was directed to pay $10 per week for their support.
  • 18 Jul 1928 Another phase of the Sacks divorce case developed yesterday when Mrs. Jacob Sacks filed a cross-complaint in the action filed by her husband, Jacob Sacks. The wife asserts that he beat her cruelly and bruised her body to such an extent that a physician was called to attend her injuries. They were married in 1924. Mrs. Sacks petition for the decree and for $3,000 alimony.
  • 18 Jul 1928 Filing suit for divorce against her husband, David H. Bryan, Mrs. Verdlena Bryan accuses him of cursing and striking her and with failure to provide. They were married in June, 1925.
  • 18 Jul 1928 The following divorce cases have been dismissed in superior court No. 1 for want of prosecution: Ethel Boan against Leland Boan, Robert Holmes against Neola Holmes, Lenna Worrell against Clarence Worrell.
  • 19 Jul 1928 Testifying that she loves her husband and wants to stay with him, Ruth Esther Hoffman, 15, who became Mrs. Otto Hettinger at Watseka, Ill, July 6, after eloping with the man of her choice, defeated, for the time being at least, the effort of her father, Carey Hoffman, to secure the custody of the girl-bride through habeas corpus proceedings. Hoffman, who resided five miles north of Fort Wayne on the Cook road, sought legal means to undo the marriage of his daughter, because she was only 15 years of age. Her husband, with whom she eloped and married after an all-night ride in Hettinger's car across the Illinois state line, was made defendant in the habeas corpus action by which Hoffman sought to secure possession of his daughter. Attorneys for the father filed the writ and the evidence was heard in superior court No. 2 with Judge George H. Leonard on the bench. It was claimed that the marriage was void because Ruth told the minister who married them that she was 19 years of age. Judge Leonard , who heard the case found for the defendants. It was shown through the girl-wife's evidence that she was not restrained against her will at the Hettinger home, where she and her husband had resided since their marriage. The question of the validity of the marriage although not necessarily a part of the habeas corpus writ, also was brought into the discussion. Judge Leonard ruled that the marriage was not void but voidable. Only an action brought by the wife can bring about an annulment and this is extremely doubtful as Mrs. Hettinger told the court that she was happy and wanted to stay where she was. The evidence disclosed that Hettinger, the young husband, is working regularly and earning from $50 to $60 per week.
  • 19 Jul 1928 Judge Charles J. Ryan granted a divorce to Anastos Pavoloff from Mrs. Vera Pavoloff in superior court No. 1 yesterday. The action was based on domestic difference in which Pavoloff accused his wife of possessing a nagging, quarrelsome disposition which made it impossible for them to live together. The custody of their son was awarded to the father except from June 15 to September 1 of each year when the boy is to be with his mother at Gary.
  • 20 Jul 1928 Mrs. Bertha Snyder filed suit for a divorce from Gerlad Snyder yesterday. She charged that he told her he was sorry he ever married her and that he struck her leaving marks upon her body.
  • 20 Jul 1928 Oliver Wilson was granted a divorce from Eula Wilson. The couple separated several times. Wilson said his wife refused to live with him.
  • 20 Jul 1928 Mrs. Helen Marie Rosenbarger was granted a divorce from R. E. Rosenbarger on a cross-complaint by Andrew W. Perry, judge pro tem in superior court No. 2 yesterday. She was granted the custody of a child and the husband was ordered to pay $35 per month for its support. She testified that her husband choked her.
  • 20 Jul 1928 The divorce case of John against Marie Ealing was dismissed.
  • 20 Jul 1928 The divorce case of Lillian against Stanley M. Nowasulski was dismissed.
  • 21 Jul 1928 Mable Newton, colored sued Otto Newton for divorce alleging that he struck and beat her.
  • 22 Jul 1928 Mrs. Marjorie Bishop sued Claude Bishop for divorce, charging cruel and inhuman treatment. She alleged that he associated with lewd women and bragged about it.
  • 22 Jul 1928 Mrs. Madelyn Breer dismissed her divorce suit against Fred Breer.
  • 24 Jul 1928 Mrs. Fayma Allen was granted a divorce from Roy C. Allen yesterday in superior court. The plaintiff testified that her husband had deserted her more than two years ago.
  • 24 Jul 1928 Mrs. Bertha Surfus was granted a divorce from Wayne Surfus on a cross-complaint. Her former name of Bertha Akey was restored. She testified that her husband had been cruel to her.
  • 24 Jul 1928 Mrs. Hazel Longwell won a divorce from Richard Longwell on a charge of failure to provide. She gets the custody of the children and the defendant was order to pay $12 a week for their support.
  • 24 Jul 1928 Benjamin Reiter was given a divorce from Mrs. Marguerite Reiter on a cross-complaint. The custody of the children was awarded to their mother, subject to the supervision of the board of children's guardians and on condition that she will not visit dance halls for a period of one year. The husband will be allowed to see the children at regular intervals. Reiter charged that his wife neglected the children.
  • 24 Jul 1928 Mrs. Maybelle Stephans won a divorce from Wilbur C. Stephens. She testified that her husband threatened to poison her.
  • 24 Jul 1928 Mrs. Cora Yarrington sued John Yarrington for divorce on a cross-complaint. She charges cruel and inhuman treatment.
  • 24 Jul 1928 Charles Romine sued Ruby Romine for divorce alleging cruelty.
  • 24 Jul 1928 Joseph B. Kramer sued Fern Kramer for divorce on the grounds of cruelty.
  • 24 Jul 1928 Mrs. Vivian Skinner charged that her husband, Edward Skinner struck her in the mouth and made it bleed. She sued for divorce.
  • 24 Jul 1928 Lillian Schmerber filed a plea in abatement to the divorce complaint filed by her husband, Theobold Schmerber. She claims that her husband is a non-resident and that the local court has no jurisdiction.
  • 24 Jul 1928 The divorce case of Anna Bennett against John Bennett was dismissed.
  • 24 Jul 1928 The divorce case of Florence Hartung against David Hartung was dismissed.
  • 24 Jul 1928 The divorce case of Maude Brown against Ollie Brown was dismissed.
  • 25 Jul 1928 Mrs. Anna Covault filed suit for a divorce and $5,000 alimony against William Covault, employee of W.R. Dunkin & Son, Huntington, yesterday afternoon in superior court. The couple married in 1896 and separated during the present year. The plaintiff charges that Covault is an habitual drunkard.
  • 25 Jul 1928 Ralph S. Greaney sued Mrs. Belva Greaney for divorce, alleging cruel and inhuman treatment. The couple was married in 1923.
  • 25 Jul 1928 Mrs. Grace M. Smirk sued Edgar M. Smirk for divorce charging cruel and inhuman treatment.
  • 25 Jul 1928 Mrs. Amelia B. Houser filed suit for a five-year separation from Glen H. Houser and asked the custody of their children and $220 per month for their support and her own. She says that her husband earns $300 per month from the Northern Indiana Public Service Corporation and is also engaged in the trucking business. She charges that he associated with other women. The couple was married in 1911.
  • 25 Jul 1928 Joseph B. Kramer filed suit for a divorce from Mrs. Fern Kramer, alleging that she nagged and found fault with him.
  • 25 Jul 1928 Mrs. Cora Yarrington was granted a divorce from John Yarrington on a cross-complaint. She was given the custody of three children and their father was ordered to pay $7.50 per week for their support.
  • 25 Jul 1928 Charles Herr was granted a divorce from Lou Herr on charged of cruel and inhuman treatment.
  • 26 Jul 1928 Mrs. Gwendolyn Snyder filed suit for a divorce from John Snyder, alleging cruel and inhuman treatment. The couple was married in 1924 and separated recently.
  • 27 Jul 1928 Mrs. Cora Eicher sued John A. Eicher for divorce and $1,500 alimony. The couple was married in 1923. She charges that Eicher struck and beat her and was guilty of nonsupport.
  • 27 Jul 1928 Jacob Wendel filed suit for a divorce from Goldie Wendel, charging cruel and inhuman treatment. The Wendells were married in 1915.
  • 27 Jul 1928 Mrs. Lucy Beard sued Forrest Beard for divorce. She alleged that he beat her until she was ill for days at a time.
  • 27 Jul 1928 Mrs. Fairy Sellers was granted divorce from Rama Sellers. She was given the custody of two children. She testified that her husband associated with other women. He was ordered to pay $11 per week for the support of the children.
  • 27 Jul 1928 Judge George H. Leonard refused a divorce in the case of Mrs. Selma Kotz against Walter Kotz. He found that the plaintiff has not been a legal resident of Indiana for a period of two years.
  • 28 Jul 1928 John Field was granted a divorce from Mrs. Edith Field. The defendant was given custody of their child and Field was ordered to pay $5 per week to its support.
  • 28 Jul 1928 Lora E. Sears was granted a divorce from Benjamin E. Sears on a charge of cruel and inhuman treatment.
  • 29 Jul 1928 Mrs. Frieda M. McNeily filed suit for a divorce from Roscoe McNeily yesterday, alleging nonsupport and cruel and inhuman treatment. The couple was married in 1925 and separated in 1927.
  • 29 Jul 1928 Mrs. Amelia B. Houser filed an amended complaint for divorce from Glenn H. Houser yesterday in which she name, Ursal Baker as co-respondent.
  • 31 Jul 1928 Percy Justus used to come home drunk on pay day and strike and curse his wife, Mrs. Bessie Justus, according to her story told to Judge George H. Leonard yesterday in superior court No. 2. Mrs. Justus was granted a divorce. She was given the custody of their child and her husband was ordered to pay $5 a week to its support.
  • 31 Jul 1928 Mrs. Dorothy Hedges was granted a divorce from Edgar Hedges in superior court No. 1. Mrs. Hedges testified that her husband drank to excess and that he swore at her and struck her. The couple was married in 1927. A previous suit for divorce which Mrs. Hedges had filed was dismissed.
  • 31 Jul 1928 John F. Briggeman was granted a divorce from Fern Briggeman on a charge of cruel and inhuman treatment.
  • 31 Jul 1928 Mrs. Amy Whitley filed suit for a divorce from Joseph Whitley, alleging that he has left her and gone to parts unknown. The couple was married in 1913.
  • 31 Jul 1928 Mrs. Georgia Deahl sued John E. Deahl for divorce charging nonsupport. The couple was married in 1913 and separated in 1927.
  • 31 Jul 1928 Mrs. Clair Thompson asked a divorce from Jay F. Thompson in a complaint charging desertion.
  • 31 Jul 1928 Mrs. Delia Henry charged that her husband, Charles Henry drank to excess and knocked her down. She sued for a divorce and for the restoration of her former name, Delia Fulton.
  • 31 Jul 1928 Richard Rodman, Fort Wayne boxer, filed a cross-complaint for a divorce from Mrs. Opal Rodman. He claims that she has been in the habit of leaving the children with the neighbors while she went out joy riding with friends of both sexes and stayed all night. He denies the charges which she made against him in her complaint. He asks the custody of the two children.
  • 31 Jul 1928 The amended complaint filed Saturday by Mrs. Amelia B. Houser against Glenn H. Houser was not for an absolute divorce, but for a five year separation.

  • 01 Aug 1928 Mrs. Donna Holl was granted a divorce from Elbert H. Holl in superior court No. 1 yesterday. The plaintiff testified that her husband struck and beat her. They were married in 1914 and separated in 1927.
  • 01 Aug 1928 Lela W. Adreon dismissed her petition to set aside the decree granted to Edward Adreon.
  • 02 Aug 1928 Mrs. Blanch Mason filed suit for a divorce from Claude C. Mason in which she asked $5,000 alimony. The couple was married in 1913 and separated in 1923. Mrs. Mason charges cruel and inhuman treatment.
  • 02 Aug 1928 Mrs. Elsie Rush sued Charles Rush for divorce, alleging that he drank to excess and that he struck and beat her. The couple was married in 1914 and separated in 1923.
  • 02 Aug 1928 George Van Osdale asked a divorce from Mrs. Fern Van Osdale in a complaint charging that she nags and scolds him constantly. The couple was married on May 17.
  • 02 Aug 1928 Jasper F. Cooper was granted a divorce from Mrs. Thelma D. Cooper in superior court No. 1. Cooper charged that his wife associated with other men.
  • 02 Aug 1928 Mrs. Pearl M. Heater dismissed her suit for divorce from Joseph K. Heater.
  • 03 Aug 1928 Mrs. Florence B. Bullerman filed suit for a divorce from Carl C. Bullerman, charging cruel and inhuman treatment. The couple was married October 9, 1926, and separated July 27 of this year. The plaintiff asks the custody of their child.
  • 03 Aug 1928 Mrs. Eldora May Elrey asked a divorce from Easton Elrey in a complaint which charged him with associating with other women. The couple married in 1917 and separated a short time ago.
  • 03 Aug 1928 Ivan Shafer put on filed a complaint asking a divorce from Mrs. Julia Shafer. He does not state the grounds upon which he expects the decree.
  • 03 Aug 1928 Mrs. Oma Bird asks a divorce and $1,000 alimony in a complaint filed against W.J. Bird. She charged that her husband kicked the furniture about and made threats at her.
  • 04 Aug 1928 Mrs. Iresa Zucco and her paramour conspired to cheat her husband, James Zucco out of his property, according to his complaint for divorce which was filed yesterday in superior court. Zucco said he deeded his interest in a property to his wife on her promise that she would borrow $1,000 to start him in business in a small way. He transferred the property to her, but she failed to corry out her part of the bargain, he alleges.
  • 04 Aug 1928 Mrs. Eythel M. Lyman filed suit for a divorce from Francis E. Lyman. She alleged that he has made certain admissions to her which make it impossible that she should ever live with him as his wife. She also charges failure to provide. The plaintiff wants her maiden name of Eythel M. Malliet restored.
  • 04 Aug 1928 Mary Moore was granted a divorce from John Moore on a cross-complaint. Her former name of Mary Bolise was restored. She testified that her husband was guilty of drinking to excess and that he associated with other women.
  • 05 Aug 1928 Mrs. Desta Martin filed suit for a five-year separation from Arthur J. Martin yesterday afternoon in superior court. She charged that he struck her and that he associated with other women. The couple was married in 1925 and separated in 1928. She asked that her husband be made to contribute to her support.
  • 05 Aug 1928 Mrs. Helen Griner sued Forest Griner for a two-year separation, charging cruel and inhuman treatment.
  • 05 Aug 1928 Mrs. Lillian Frazee was granted a divorce from Harry Frazee upon her testimony that Frazee failed to provide for her and that he cursed, drank and struck her. Her former name of Lillian Richards was restored.
  • 07 Aug 1928 Mrs. Nellie Mix filed suit for a divorce from William B. Mix. She charged that her husband boasted of his infidelities and that he had been convicted of contributing to the delinquency of a minor. The couple was married in 1913 and separated in 1928.
  • 07 Aug 1928 Mrs. Bessie A. DeWitt was granted a divorce from John DeWitt in superior court No. 1. The plaintiff testified that she and her husband had lived apart for two years.
  • 07 Aug 1928 Edward W. Skinner filed a cross-complaint for divorce from Mrs. Vivian C. Skinner, alleging that she has been living with another man since July 24.
  • 08 Aug 1928 Mrs. Estella Ferguson filed suit for a divorce from Morris E. Ferguson, charging cruel and inhuman treatment. The couple was married in 1917 and separated a short time ago.
  • 08 Aug 1928 Mrs. Mary Crowe sued Franklin Crowe for a limited separation for a period of two years and asks that her husband be required to contribute to the support of herself and child during that period.
  • 08 Aug 1928 Mrs. Claire Thompson filed a second paragraph of complaint for divorce from Jay F. Thompson. She alleges that her husband has not lived with her since 1925 and has not supported her during that time. She asks the custody of a child.
  • 08 Aug 1928 Frank Thomas, farmer, sued Mrs. Addie Thomas for divorce, alleging abandonment. The couple was married in 1925 and separated in 1926.
  • 08 Aug 1928 Mrs. Viva Andrews asked a divorce from Jay W. Andrews in a complaint alleging that he remained away from home for weeks at a time and spent his money on games of chance. He finally abandoned her, according to her complaint.
  • 08 Aug 1928 Mrs. Bessie Klopfenstein sued Jesse D. Klopfenstein for divorce and $2,500 alimony. Mrs. Klopfenstein was granted a two-year separation in 1926.
  • 09 Aug 1928 Mrs. Evelyn McCormick filed suit for a divorce from Clement McCormick yesterday charging that he struck and beat her. The couple was married in 1926 and separated in 1928.
  • 09 Aug 1928 Mrs. Myrtle Mason, Waynedale, asked a divorce and $5,000 alimony in a suit for divorce filed against Joseph S. Mason. The couple were married in 1906 and have eight children. The plaintiff charges that her husband drank to excess and that he struck and beat her.
  • 10 Aug 1928 Mrs. Alice Frye filed suit for a divorce from Fred Frye, alleging that he cursed her, called her vile names and drank to excess. She asks the custody of two children. The couple was married in 1912 and separated a short time ago.
  • 10 Aug 1928 Mrs. Louise Felger sued Albert Felger, who is now in the Columbia City jail, according to her complaint for divorce. She charges that her husband has been arrested a number of times and that he often sued profanity in her presence. She asks the custody of one child. The couple was married in 1907.
  • 11 Aug 1928 Mrs. Eva L. Kohlmeyer filed suit for divorce from Albert H. Kohlmeyer and asked the custody of an adopted child. She alleges that her husband would fly into a rage and storm at her. She also charged him with failure to provide.
  • 11 Aug 1928 Martin Luther Procise, defendant in a suit for divorce filed by Myrle Adelia Procise, filed a plea in abatement yesterday. He asks that the suit be dismissed because he and his wife have been living together ever since the day following the action.
  • 11 Aug 1928 Guy Davis was granted a divorce from Mrs. Davis on a charge of cruelty.
  • 12 Aug 1928 Harrison P. Bitner filed a cross-complaint for divorce from Mrs. Margaret Bitner yesterday in superior court No. 1 in which he alleges that she abandoned him in 1922. The couple was married in 1901.
  • 12 Aug 1928 The decree was held up in the divorce case of John E. Brandyberry against Lillian Brandyberry until residence witnesses can be heard. The charge which Brandyberry made against his wife was cruel and inhuman treatment. The case was heard in superior court No. 1.
  • 12 Aug 1928 Mrs. Elizabeth Chamber asked $2,000 alimony in a complaint for divorce filed against Paul Chambers, an instructor at Central high school. She charged that her husband has frequently struck and beat her and that he has told her he did not love her. The couple was married in 1922 and separated in 1928. Chambers is now in Bloomington.
  • 12 Aug 1928 Herbert Filer sued Mrs. Gladys Filer for divorce, alleging that she would fly into a rage and curse and swear at him. The couple was married in 1922 and separated in 1928.
  • 12 Aug 1928 Mrs. Theresa M. Kelker was granted a divorce from Edwin Kelker on a charge of cruelty. The custody of the child was granted to the father.
  • 14 Aug 1928 Marion Crates filed suit for a divorce yesterday from Mrs. Julia Crates. He charged that his wife nagged at him and found fault with him until he can no longer live with her. He asked the custody of three children. The couple was married in 1917 and separated in 1927.
  • 14 Aug 1928 Mrs. Maude L. Hettinger filed suit for a divorce from Frank Hettinger in which she asked $3,000 alimony. She alleged that on August 11, the last day she lived with her husband, that he twisted her arms until he broke the skin. The marriage took place on last January 18.
  • 14 Aug 1928 Mrs. Nellie Krauter asked a divorce from Emil Krauter in a complaint alleging that he threatened to do her bodily harm. She asked the custody of three children.
  • 14 Aug 1928 Mrs. Dora Humcke was granted a divorce from Charles Humcke in superior court No.1. She testified to charges of cruel and inhuman treatment.
  • 14 Aug 1928 Mrs. Cora Epply was granted a divorce from David Epply in superior court No. 2. Her former name of Cora Cross was restored. The plaintiff testified that her husband drank to excess and that on one occasion he hit her in the face with his fist.
  • 14 Aug 1928 Angeline McCray, colored, was granted a divorce from Ebbie McCray, colored. Her former name of Angeline Inskeep was restored.
  • 14 Aug 1928 The divorce case of James Zucco against Tresa Zucco was dismissed.
  • 14 Aug 1928 The divorce case of Gladys Fair against Cleon Fair was dismissed.
  • 15 Aug 1928 Mrs. Dorothy Allison was granted a divorce from George W. Allison, and was given the custody of a child. The husband was ordered to pay $7.50 per week to the support of the child. The plaintiff testified that her husband shoved her off the porch and blackened her eye.
  • 15 Aug 1928 Mrs. Agnes M. Weber was granted a divorce from Gustave E. Weber and was given the custody of an adopted child. She testified that Weber drank to excess and that on one occasion he came home and struck her and broke up the furniture.
  • 15 Aug 1928 Mrs. Stella Aker filed suit for a divorce from Cleveland Aker in which she asked $1,000 alimony. The plaintiff alleges that for a number of years her husband had been habitually beating her and blackening her eyes. The couple was married in 1911.
  • 15 Aug 1928 Mrs. Ruth Coyle sued Charles Coyle for divorce and $500 alimony. She alleged that he spent his money on buy intoxicating liquor.
  • 15 Aug 1928 Mrs. Lucile Boyte asked a divorce from Charles A. Boyte, in a complaint charging failure to provide.
  • 15 Aug 1928 Mrs. Edna Coleman was granted a divorce from Roy E. Coleman. She testified that he deserted her and failed to provide for her.
  • 16 Aug 1928 Mrs. Vivian Wnek filed suit for divorce yesterday from Louis Wnek, alleging that he is now serving a term of 5 to21 years in the Indiana reformatory on a charge of automobile banditry. The couple was married September 9, 1927 and separated February 14, 1928.
  • 16 Aug 1928 Mrs. Mary Smith asked a divorce and a judgement of $5,000 alimony in a complaint filed against Frederick Lamb Smith. She charges that he abandoned her in 1924.
  • 16 Aug 1928 Herbert Rice sued Mrs. Nellie I. Rice for divorce, charging cruel and inhuman treatment.
  • 16 Aug 1928 Mrs. Violet Barbour asked a divorce from Xreb Barbour on the ground of cruel and inhuman treatment.
  • 16 Aug 1928 Mrs. Florence Hart sued Wilson Hart for divorce, charging that he quarreled and nagged at her.
  • 16 Aug 1928 Mrs. Agnes J. Maxwell told James P. Newkirk, judge pro tem, that her husband, Lloyd Maxwell never held a job during their married life. She was granted a divorce.
  • 16 Aug 1928 Mrs. Dollie Cozad was granted a divorce from Cecil R. Cozad and had her maiden name of Dollie Miller restored. She charged cruel and inhuman treatment.
  • 16 Aug 1928 Mrs. Emma Holmstrand was divorced from Axel Holmstrand. She charged that they were incompatible. They were married in 1919 and separated in 1928.
  • 16 Aug 1928 Mrs. Ethel Hurdle filed a cross complaint for a divorce from Dale L. Hurdle in which she alleged that he threw a porcelain cup at her and struck her on the head.
  • 16 Aug 1928 Elbert H. Holl filed a petition to set aside the decree of divorce which was granted recently to his wife, Donna Holl, by default. He says he wished to contest the action.
  • 17 Aug 1928 After Mrs. Ira Clapesattle had spent the day on the witness stand yesterday in her suit against Clifton W. Clapesattle for divorce and $20,000 alimony, the plaintiff rested yesterday. The defense immediately moved to dismiss the case on the ground that the plaintiff's complaint does not properly show legal residence. The judge will act upon the motion this morning. Mrs. Clapesattle told of numerous quarrels and disagreements between herself and her husband but nothing sensational developed from her testimony. Shortly after Mrs. Clapesattle filed suit for divorce, her husband filed suit against his mother-in-law, Mrs. Nellie Nave for $10,000, alleging that she alienated the affections of Mrs. Clapesattle. If his motion is overruled, the husband will tell his side of the story today. The couple have a child nearly three years of age, the mother asks custody.
  • 17 Aug 1928 John E. Brandyberry was granted a divorce from Mrs. Lillian Brandyberry on evidence heard last Saturday. He charged cruel and inhuman treatment.
  • 17 Aug 1928 Mrs. Marie Weibel was granted a divorce from Melvin Weibel and was given the custody of two children. The father was ordered to pay $3 a week for their support.
  • 17 Aug 1928 George Arthur Nash asked a divorce from Alice T. Nash in a complaint charging cruel and inhuman treatment and jealousy.
  • 18 Aug 1928 Mrs. Elfrieda Boese filed suit for a divorce from Herbert Boese, alleging that he drank to excess and squandered his money on drink. The couple was married in 1920 and separated a short time ago.
  • 18 Aug 1928 Ira More filed suit for a divorce from Mrs. Susie B. More, alleging that she falsely accused him of infidelity and nagged and scolded at him. The couple was married in 1925 and separated in 1928.
  • 18 Aug 1928 Mrs. Nellie P. Carter was granted a divorce from Paul Carter. She told the court that she had been compelled to support herself for the past two years. The Carters were married in 1922.
  • 18 Aug 1928 Mrs. Alma Ditton was given a divorce from Obie Ditton on a charge of cruel and inhuman treatment. She has her maiden name of Alma Hipshire restored.
  • 18 Aug 1928 Mrs. Dorothy B. Peskin was divorced from Oscar G. Peskin. She told the judge that her husband had failed to provide for her.
  • 18 Aug 1928 Edward Skinner dismissed his cross-complaint for divorce from Vivian C. Skinner.
  • 19 Aug 1928 Charging that her husband, Gerlad Robbins filed to provide for her, but lavished his money on other women, Mrs. Ruth Robbins yesterday filed suit for a divorce in superior court No. 1. Mrs. Robbins asks that she be granted the custody of her child and the restoration of her former name, Ruth Pawlisch. The couple was married in 1926.
  • 19 Aug 1928 Mrs. Edith Robinson was granted a divorce from Elliott T. Robinson and her maiden name of Edith Klenke was restored. She charged that her husband was quarrelsome and that he failed to provide for her.
  • 21 Aug 1928 Charging that her husband, Franklin N. Rice, Pleasant township farmer, compelled her to work in the field, twisted her arm and inflected other cruelty upon her, and threatened to put a bullet through her, Mrs. Maude Rice filed suit yesterday for a five-year separation. She asks $1,000 as a fee for her attorneys, $25 per week for her support and a restraining order to prevent her husband from drawling his money out of the Zanesville banks and from selling his stock in the Farmers Trust company. She also asks that the personal property which they possess be divided equally between them. The couple was married in 1913.
  • 21 Aug 1928 John Gruber was awarded a decree of divorce against Mrs. Catherine Gruber.
  • 21 Aug 1928 Mrs. June Hindman was awarded a decree of divorce against Arthur Hindman.
  • 21 Aug 1928 Adam Shook was awarded a decree of divorce against Mrs. Jessie Pl Shook. Shook was granted the custody of their children.
  • 21 Aug 1928 Mrs. Myrtle Harris sued Clarence Harris for divorce alleging failure to provide. The couple was married January 17, 1927 and separated last Sunday.
  • 22 Aug 1928 Mrs. Evelyn Loney was granted a divorce from Charles H. Loney on a charge of cruel and inhuman treatment. The plaintiff's name of Evelyn Richard was restored.
  • 22 Aug 1928 Mrs. Stephania Dlugozima asked a divorce and $2,000 alimony in a complaint filed against Stephen Dlugozima. She also asked the custody of their only child. She alleged that he drank to excess and was abusive.
  • 23 Aug 1928 Mrs. Matilda Foote was granted a divorce from Thomas E. Foote in superior court No.1. Mrs. Foote was granted the custody of three children.
  • 23 Aug 1928 Edward Whalen filed suit for a divorce from Mrs. Icie Whalen, alleging that she associated with strange men. The couple was married in 1923 and separated in 1928.
  • 23 Aug 1928 Robert J. Moore, city detective sergeant, sued Mrs. Helen Moore for divorce, alleging that she has left him and refused to live with him. The couple was married, in 1919 and separated a short time ago. They have no children.
  • 24 Aug 1928 Alleging that on several occasions her husband, Asa D. Smith, knocked her down and beat her violently, Mrs. Clara J. Smith, who runs a restaurant at 1820 Broadway, yesterday filed suit for a divorce and $2,000 alimony.
  • 24 Aug 1928 Mrs. Romaine Goble filed suit for a divorce from Russell E. Goble, charging failure to provide for a period of six years. The plaintiff asks the custody of two children.
  • 24 Aug 1928 Ralph W. Sunday sued Mrs. Opal Sunday for divorce. He asks the custody of the two children. He charges cruel and inhuman treatment.
  • 24 Aug 1928 Mrs. Ruth Moore was granted a divorce from Harold Moore on a charge of failure to provide. She was given the children.
  • 28 Aug 1928 Charging his wife nagged him continually, Robert Funk filed suit in superior court No. 1 for divorce from Velma Funk. She also refused to prepare his meals and perform other similar duties of a wife, Funk charged. The couple were married March 6, 1926, and separated this month.
  • 28 Aug 1928 An absolute decree of divorce from Agnes K. Bruick is sought by Edwin M. Bruick who charges his wife with admitting immoral relations with other men. She also has promised to refrain from associating with other men, but has broken her promise continually Bruick sets forth in his complaint. The couple have no children, were married June, 1925 and separated this month.
  • 28 Aug 1928 Clyde Shannon alleges cruel and inhuman treatment in his divorce complaint against Esther Shannon. They were married October 25, 1926 and separated August 23 of this year.
  • 28 Aug 1928 Mabel Mallo was granted a decree of absolute divorce from Ralph Mallo and her maiden name of Mabel Fisher restored.
  • 28 Aug 1928 The divorce complaint of Lillie Rentschler against Ralph Rentschler was dismissed on motion of the plaintiff.
  • 28 Aug 1928 Clark McKinley, defendant to the divorce complaint of Edna McKinley was ordered to pay $50 attorney fees and starting August 30, support money of $8 per week.
  • 29 Aug 1928 Setting forth that her husband, Darrell Van Buskirk, frequently became intoxicated and beat her when he come home, Oval Van Buskirk filed suit yesterday in Allen superior court for a three-year separation, $15 per week support money and an order restraining her husband from collecting wages from the Pennsylvania Railroad Company where he is employed. The restraining order was granted. The couple were married November 10, 1927, and separated August 23 of this year. There are no children, the complaint sets out.
  • 29 Aug 1928 Ida Freeman charged cruel and inhuman treatment in her divorce complaint against Harry A. Freeman, in which she seeks the restoration of her maiden name of Ida Worman. A petition for an order restraining the defendant from collecting his wages from the General Electric company was granted. The couple married May 15, 1926, and separated August 25 this year.
  • 29 Aug 1928 A petition for the custody of two minor children was filed by Burtella Martin against Arlo Balleintine from whom she is divorced.
  • 29 Aug 1928 Hattie M. Glessler was granted a divorce from Gustave Glessler in superior court No. 2 on grounds of the defendant's failure to provide. She was awarded the household furniture.
  • 29 Aug 1928 Hulda L. Phillips was awarded a divorce from Paul Phillips and restoration of her maiden name of Hulda Louise Stellhorn.
  • 30 Aug 1928 Charging that his wife was dis-satisfied with his ability as a wage earner and constantly nagged him, alleging that he failed to support her properly, Earl J. Lockhart yesterday filed suit for divorce in superior court from Marie W. Lockhart. He also claims she falsely accused him of improper relations with other women and failed to take care of his home as she should. The couple was married March 23, 1927 and separated August 15 of this year.
  • 30 Aug 1928 Margaret M. Nicholson was sued for divorce by Columbus G. Nicholson, who charged that his wife frequently boasted to him of her improper relations with other men and used profane and obscene language in abusing him. They were married January 1, 1914 and separated in June of 1923.
  • 30 Aug 1928 Roman Budeckl sought disruption of a marriage 19 years old when he filed a divorce complaint against Waleria Budeckl. The couple was married July 17, 1909 and separated August 28, 1928, when, Budeckl claimed in his complaint, he could no longer stand the "cruel and inhuman treatment of his wife" and "the frequent use of profanity she employed before three minor children." He also sought an order restraining her from disposing of the joint property of the couple.
  • 30 Aug 1928 Sadie Schuler, seeking a divorce from John Schuler on the grounds that he is a habitual drunkard, fails to provide for his eight children and uses vile and profane language in their presence as well as hers, states in her complaint that a promise made by the defendant following a former divorce action by her April 15 was not observed and that Schuler has lapsed into his old habits again. They were married in 1904.
  • 30 Aug 1928 Wilda Wilson alleges habitual drunkenness in her divorce complaint against Harry Wilson. She claims he used vile and profane language in her presence and that of two minor children who he has failed to support. The couple married December 25, 1909 and separated in August of 1927.
  • 31 Aug 1928 Elmer F. Rhodes was granted an uncontested divorce in superior court No. 1 from Irene Rhodes. The plaintiff was ordered not to remarry for a period of two years.
  • 31 Aug 1928 Lillie Rentschler was awarded a divorce from Ralph Rentschler in superior court No. 1 and her maiden name of Lillie Baumgart restored.

  • 01 Sep 1928 Her husband stayed almost continuously drunk for a period of two years prior to their separation on March 15, 1928, Faye E. Johnson of Woodburn charged in her divorce complaint filed in superior court No. 1 yesterday against James B. Johnson. Johnson not only drank heavily and constantly during the two-year period but also frequently beat her, threatened to take her life and failed to provide for her and a minor child, Mrs. Johnson charged in her complaint. She also sought the custody of the child and an order restraining the defendant from interfering with her. The couple was married September 12, 1911.
  • 05 Sep 1928 Jesse O. Moore was granted a divorce from Nellie F. Moore yesterday in superior court No. 1. Evidence in the case in which cruel and inhuman treatment was alleged, was heard several days ago, but the decree deferred until resident witnesses appeared.
  • 05 Sep 1928 Evidence in the divorce suit of Crystal Hanuer against Dalton Hanauer was heard yesterday but judgment was deferred in this case until another resident witness is obtained. The couple was married December 1, 1923 and separated May 1,1928 . Mrs. Hanauer seeks the custody of a minor child, Dalton Hanauer, Jr.
  • 05 Sep 1928 The divorce action of Stella Aker against Cleveland Aker was dismissed on a motion by the plaintiff.
  • 05 Sep 1928 The divorce action of Vivian Wnek against Louis Wnek was dismissed on a motion by the plaintiff.
  • 06 Sep 1928 Divorce and alimony of $5,000 were sought yesterday by Mrs. Laura H. Beaman in a suit filed in superior court No. 2 against Roy F. Beaman. Mrs. Beaman alleges Beaman cursed her and failed to support her and their one child. The couple married in 1910.
  • 06 Sep 1928 Mrs. Julia English of New Haven filed a complaint for divorce from William English, alleging cruel and inhuman treatment and failure to provide. She also sought an order restraining him from disposing of their joint property. They were married in 1926.
  • 06 Sep 1928 Mrs. Millie Gocke in her divorce complaint against John Gocke charged him with association with other women, desertion and failure to provide. The couple married in 1923.
  • 06 Sep 1928 Divorces granted in superior court No. 1 were Marie Davis from Todd A. Davis, cruelty and nonsupport; Charles Manes from Helen Manes, fault finding and nagging; Nana Sheriff from William Sheriff, nonsupport and desertion.
  • 07 Sep 1928 Her husband not only beat her frequently, but also wanted her to engage in the liquor business, Mrs. Myrtle Sonoff testified in superior court No. 1 in her divorce suit against John Sonoff. The decree was awarded by Chester K. Watson, judge pro tem in the absence of Judge Charles A. Ryan. The couple were married January 28, 1927 and separated March 11 of this year.
  • 07 Sep 1928 Elsie C. Shupe was granted a divorce from Walter R. Shupe on her complaint that he drank, associated with other women and compelled her to earn her own living during their married life. She was awarded the household goods.
  • 07 Sep 1928 Jess Shull was granted a divorce from Celeste Shull and awarded the custody of a minor child which, by the court's order, is to live with William Shull of Albion, Mich., a brother of the plaintiff. The couple married March 15, 1924 and separated September 1, 1927.
  • 07 Sep 1928 Earl R. Williard was granted a divorce from Mrs. Ethel Williard upon his testimony that she nagged him, found fault continually and stayed away from home late at night. They were married in 1924 and separated in February, 1927. The wife's maiden name of Ethel B. Ditto was restored.
  • 07 Sep 1928 Mrs. Elva West sought a divorce, alimony of $500 and custody of a minor daughter in her divorce complaint against Otto West. She charged that since their marriage in 1924 she has had to work and part of the time furnish a living for her husband as well.
  • 07 Sep 1928 Divorce and the restoration of her maiden name of Adele Snyder was asked by Mrs. Adele Stonebraker in a suit filed in superior court No. 2 against Clarence Stonebraker. They were married in March, 1927 and he deserted her last June, Mrs. Stonebraker charged in her complaint. She also alleged that prior to the separation he struck her and accused her falsely.
  • 08 Sep 1928 Alleging that her husband falsely accused her of poisoning the meals she prepared for him and that he was guilty of cruel and inhuman treatment, Mrs. Marguerite Jackson filed suit for divorce yesterday in Allen superior court No. 1 from Lee C. Jackson, insurance salesman. She also asks the custody of a minor daughter and support money of $15 per week. They were married April 16, 1924 and separated in September this year.
  • 08 Sep 1928 Mrs. Minnie A. Meese charged in her suit against Harry F. Meese that he frequently stayed away from home as late as 3 o'clock in the morning and told her if you don't like it, got out. The couple were married 25 years ago and have two children, one a minor whose custody Mrs. Meese asks.
  • 08 Sep 1928 In a divorce complaint against Eugene Hamilton, Mrs. Marie Hamilton alleged that he is lazy and refused to support her and their two children. They were married in 1913 and separated last year.
  • 08 Sep 1928 Mrs. Thelma M. Masters sought a divorce and the restoration of her maiden name of Thelma Parker in her suit against John H. Masters, in which she charged him with being trouble maker and refusing to support her. They married in 1918 and have no children.
  • 08 Sep 1928 Judge George Leonard took under advisement the divorce suit of Bertha Dennard against Horace Dennard after hearing evidence in superior court No. 2. Dennard, according to the divorce complaint filed by his wife, has been sentenced to a term of 15 years in the state prison at Michigan City.
  • 09 Sep 1928 Her husband called her vile names and beat her frequently, Mrs. Luella Prough charged yesterday in her divorce complaint filed in Allen superior court against Lewis Prough. She also seeks the custody of three minor children and an order restraining her husband from molesting her and entering their home at 171 Broadway. They were married in 1920 and separated this year.
  • 09 Sep 1928 Mrs. Pietro G. Tallarico was granted a divorce in superior court No. 1 yesterday, when she testified her husband left her ostensible to go to New York and find work, taking their four oldest children, and instead of finding it and sending for her, sailed for Italy. She told the court that her husband and the children are living now in Italy with another woman while she is living here and supporting her three youngest children.
  • 11 Sep 1928 Dissatisfied with a marriage which began August 4 and ended September 9 of this year, Ralph Gilbert yesterday filed a divorce complaint in superior court No. 2 against Mary Gilbert. Gilbert declares that when he came home from work he always found his wife lying on the daven port reading and that when she condescended to speak to him, it was to nag him about some alleged shortcoming.
  • 11 Sep 1928 Mrs. Laola Marie Lano filed suit for divorce from Gale B. Lano, charging him with drinking to excess and failure to support her and asking that her maiden name of Laola M. Jackson be restored. They were married in 1923.
  • 11 Sep 1928 She cannot believe anything her husband says and he has failed to support her since their marriage in 1922. Mrs. Elsie B. Rigg charged in her divorce complaint in superior court No. 1 against Thomas Rigg. She also asks her maiden name of Elsie Campbell be restored.
  • 11 Sep 1928 Mrs. Florence Walda charged in a divorce complaint against Carl Walda that he has deserted her without cause and been fuilty of cruel and inhuman treatment. They were married April 25, 1923 and separated June 13, 1928.
  • 11 Sep 1928 Mrs. George Kammer was awarded a divorce and the custody of a minor child in her divorce suit in superior court No. 1 against John Kammer. She charged him with cruelty and association with other women and said they have separated three times since their marriage in 1913.
  • 12 Sep 1928 On a cross-complaint asking a divorce and alimony of $5,000, Mrs. Evelyn Neal charged Mitchell Neal, her husband with cruelty, infidelity and extravagance and name Grace Blough. A number of times since their marriage in 1922, Mrs. Neal asserts, her husband has gone to the home of the Blough woman; been seen with her in public places and one time threatened to go to Canada, obtain a divorce and marry her. Since their marriage, Mrs. Neal charges, she has had to work to meet the expenses of her husband as well as herself. She also asserts that he has purchased seven automobiles and a speedboat at various time and that she had helped make payments on the purchases despite the fact that they were brought over her objections. The suit was filed in superior court No. 1.
  • 12 Sep 1928 Mrs. Bessie Walker brought suit in superior court No. 2 against Lawrence Walker, charging him with having beaten her during ungovernable rages and having failed to provide. They were married in 1922 and have three children whose custody she asks.
  • 12 Sep 1928 Desertion was alleged by Thomas Bair in a suit filed in superior court No. 1 against Mrs. Edna Bair. They married in August, 1923 and she deserted him in October, 1924, Bair charges.
  • 12 Sep 1928 Mrs. Bertha L. Shellhouse was granted a divorce from Raymond W. Shellhouse in superior court No. 2. She told the court Shellhouse left her in January after four years of married life, telling her he no longer desired to live with her and advising her to seek a divorce.
  • 12 Sep 1928 H. K. Perry was awarded a divorce from Mrs. Anna B. Perry in superior court No. 1 on allegations of cruelty and abandonment. They married a year ago and separated in July.
  • 12 Sep 1928 Mrs. Ruth Morgan was granted a divorce from William Morgan on grounds of desertion and failure to provide. She was awarded the custody of a minor child and ordered not to remarry for a period of two years.
  • 12 Sep 1928 The divorce case of Mrs. Mary Miller against William Miller was dismissed for lack of prosecution.
  • 13 Sep 1928 Mrs. Anna Clark in filing for a divorce from Edward C. Clark, declared that she has had to support herself since their marriage February 21, 1925, and that her husband often had told her that "no woman is too good to work." She also asked an order restraining him from entering their home and from disposing of an automobile.
  • 13 Sep 1928 Hattie Kaplan alleged failure to provide in her suit against Ralph Kaplan and asked the restoration of her maiden name of Hattie Meyer. They were married in August, 1923 and separated in May of this year.
  • 13 Sep 1928 Thomas H. Norton sued for divorce from Agnes T. Norton, now of Aberdeen, S.D., alleging abandonment. They married in 1911 and have no children.
  • 13 Sep 1928 Rhaull Dick was granted a divorce when he testified in superior court No. 1 that his wife, Mrs. Elnore Dick has been associating with other men. They were married in October 1913 and separated in July, 1925.
  • 14 Sep 1928 Mrs. Bernishn Parker filed suit for a two-year limited separation from Clarence F. Parker in superior court No. 1. Mrs. Parker alleged her husband is subject to fits of ungovernable rage during which he cursed her and called her filthy names. She also charged him with failure to provide and association with other women. A petition for an order restraining him from molesting her at her home accompanied the complaint. They were married in October, 1902 and separated in September this year.
  • 14 Sep 1928 Mrs. Clara Schory alleged that her husband, Ray M. Schory gambles constantly and beats her frequently during fits of anger. They were married in November, 1925 and separated this month.
  • 14 Sep 1928 Her husband drove her from home and falsely accused her with associating with other men, Mrs. Nellie L. Cole charged in her complaint against Harry R. Cole. They were married last November and separated this month.
  • 14 Sep 1928 Mrs. Iola Frane of New Haven sought a divorce from Clarence Frane asserting that he cursed and struck her and failed to support her and their child whose custody she asked. They were married in August, 1925 and separated this month.
  • 14 Sep 1928 Abandonment was alleged in the suit of Mrs. Anna E. Adler against Kurt R. Adler, now of Beaver Dam, Wis. She asks the custody of their 11-year-old daughter and asserts that Adler deserted her in 1924 without cause. They were married in 1917.
  • 14 Sep 1928 Mrs. Frances Decker was granted a divorce from Fred Decker in superior court No. 1 on grounds of cruelty. The plaintiff's maiden name of Frances McMillan was restored.
  • 14 Sep 1928 A plea in abatement was filed by John W. Schuler as the result of a divorce action by his wife, Sadie Schuler in superior court No. 2. Schuler alleged that his wife filed a similar complaint against him in superior court No. 1 last April and that this case is still pending.
  • 15 Sep 1928 Mrs. Leora Mong filed suit yesterday for a divorce from George E. Mong, charging him with being guilty of cruel and inhuman treatment toward her. The couple married in February, 1926 and separated in May this year.
  • 15 Sep 1928 A divorce and custody of a son was granted to Mrs. Florence Smith yesterday in superior court No. 1 when she testified that her husband, Thomas W. Smith cursed her, drank habitually and stayed out late at night. They were married in June, 1911.
  • 16 Sep 1928 Her husband kicked her when she was in a delicate condition and called her vile names Mrs. Jessie Strayer charged in her divorce complaint filed yesterday in superior court No. 1 against Raymond Strayer, Rural route No. 1 Lima Road. The couple married in October, 1926 and have a 3-months -old son whose custody the wife asked.
  • 16 Sep 1928 Howard Williams spent his money in soft drink parlors instead of using it to pay the rent and beat her at least once a week when he came home drunk, according to the complaint filed in superior court No. 1 by Mrs. Carrie Williams. She also asked alimony of $500 and custody of a minor child. The Williams married in 1923.
  • 16 Sep 1928 Carousing and spending his money for liquor also was the charge in the divorce complaint filed in superior court No. 2 by Mrs. Irene Plummer against Irven Plummer. They were married a year ago this month.
  • 16 Sep 1928 The divorce suit of Mrs. Edna Bates against Roy M. Bates was dismissed by agreement by both parties.
  • 16 Sep 1928 Mrs. Bertha Dennard, colored, was granted a divorce from Horace Dennard on cruelty charges. Her maiden name of Bertha Cromwell was restored.
  • 18 Sep 1928 A divorce after 34 years of married life was asked yesterday by Mrs. Effie P. Reese in a complaint filed in superior court No. 1 against Jacob N. Reese whom she charged with nagging her, cursing her and failing to provide. Mrs. Reese declared her husband has made their life a thing of discord since their marriage April 20, 1894, until their separation August 7 of this year.
  • 18 Sep 1928 Judge Charles A. Ryan in superior court No. 1 granted a divorce to Irene Sprang on her testimony that her husband, William H. Sprang has been guilty of cruel and inhuman treatment to her and has failed to provide for her. They were married 1926 and separated a year later.
  • 19 Sep 1928 Charging her husband, Bernard Lee Dwight, with cruel and inhuman treatment including the refusal of medical attention to her and their infant child, Iona Dwight filed a petition in superior court No. 1, seek a three-year limited separation, support money of $25 a week and custody of their child. Mrs. Dwight declared her husband was habitually cruel to her and that he has struck both her and the child. They were married in January, 1926 and separated in September of the same year.
  • 19 Sep 1928 Cruel and inhuman treatment was alleged in the divorce complaint filed by Elmer J. Pion against Florence L. Pion. They were married in February, 1920 and separated in August of this year.
  • 19 Sep 1928 Mrs. Ethel Boan asked dismissal yesterday of a divorce action filed last May in superior court No. 2 against Leland Boan, charging that he nagged and cursed her and was habitually quarrelsome. They were married in 1921 and have two children.
  • 19 Sep 1928 In a divorce complaint against Charles W. Taylor, Mrs. Clarice Taylor alleged he beat her without justification. They were married in 1926.
  • 19 Sep 1928 Robert Holmes declared in a divorce complaint against Mrs. Neola Holmes that she stayed out late at night, nagged him and associated with other men. They married in December, 1926 and separated three months lates.
  • 19 Sep 1928 A divorce was granted to Mrs. Wanata Stemen in a complaint against Bernard Stemen. Mrs. Stemen charged her husband made false accusations against her, faled to provide and associated with other women.
  • 19 Sep 1928 Carl Kiel was awarded a divorce from Mrs. Mabel Kiel. Kiel said his wife neglected her household duties and associated with other men.
  • 19 Sep 1928 The divorce suit of Mrs. Hazel Robbins against Chester Robbins in superior court No. 1 was dismissed on a motion by the plaintiff.
  • 20 Sep 1928 Suit for a limited separation, custody of two minor children and support money of $300 a month was sought yesterday in a complaint filed in superior court No. 1 by Mrs. Helen Wade against Leroy Wade, Fort Wayne insurance man. The couple married in June, 1913, and Wade left her in April of this year to take up a residence in a Fort Wayne hotel, Mrs. Wade charges. She also alleges her husband has been guilty of consorting with other women whose name are unknown to her and charged in her complaint the he had asked her to get a divorce in order that he might marry an un-named wealthy woman with whom she says Wade is infatuated. When Wade left her, Mrs. Wade charges, he started paying $150 a month to her for her support and their two children, but she avers this is insufficient and that she has been forced to give up their home at 2115 Florida drive and seek cheaper quarters. Wade's income is placed at $10,000 a year by his wife in her suit for separation.
  • 20 Sep 1928 Suit for divorce was filed by Mrs. Rhetta L. Yoder against Ernest Yoder, the wife complaining her husband is unreasonably jealous, quarrelsome and refuses to live with her. They were married in January and separated this month.
  • 20 Sep 1928 Cruel and inhuman treatment and association with other women, is alleged in the divorce complaint of Mrs. Eda Stephens against Oliver Stephens. They were married in November, 1927 and separated this month.
  • 20 Sep 1928 Mrs. Thelma Hamilton instituted a divorce action against Herny Hamilton alleging the he cursed and beat her.
  • 20 Sep 1928 Mrs. Margaret Gebhart was awarded a divorce from Harold Gebhart on grounds of cruel and inhuman treatment. The decree was granted on a cross-complaint brought by the wife in her husband's suit and the wife's maiden name of Margaret Wolford restored.
  • 20 Sep 1928 Mrs. Verdiena Bryant was awarded a divorce when she testified that her husband, David H. Bryant was a habitual drinker, struck her and deserted her. Judge Ryan also restored her maiden name of Verdiena Hetzover.
  • 21 Sep 1928 Her husband cursed and beat her and stayed out late at night, Mrs. Alice Thompson alleged in a divorce complaint filed in superior court No. 1 against Jack Thompson. She also sought alimony of $150. The couple married three years ago.
  • 21 Sep 1928 Fred Reed charged Rosie Reed with desertion a short time after they married early this year.
  • 21 Sep 1928 Mrs. Grace J. Hamilton was given a divorce from William A. Hamilton and was awarded custody of two minor children on her testimony that Hamilton was guilty of cruel and inhuman treatment toward her. They were married January 14, 1911 and separated in July of this year.
  • 22 Sep 1928 Mrs. Carrie Higgins yesterday filed in Superior court No. 1 a divorce complaint against Fred Higgins charging he struck her several times, called her vile names and has failed to provide for her. They were married in May, 1915 and separated in July of this year.
  • 23 Sep 1928 William A. McDonald was declared a habitual drunkard in the cuit brought against him by Mrs. Emma McDonald. The wife declares McDonald struck her several times, drove her from home and for the past nine months has been coming home intoxicated on an average of four or five times a week. Several times, she declares her husband has been "dumped" on the porch in a drunken stupor by cabdrivers. She further alleges that her husband has left her several times since their marriage in 1900 and in addition to a divorce, asks alimony of $2,000.
  • 23 Sep 1928 George Lutz was made defendant to a divorce complaint by Mrs. Mabel Lutz in which she charged him with cursing her, striking her and failing to provide.
  • 23 Sep 1928 Mrs. Josephine Orem asked the restoration of her maiden name of Josephine Bock as well as a divorce in the suit she brought against Ray Orem, alleging cruel and inhuman treatment and failure to provide. They were married last June and separated this month.
  • 23 Sep 1928 Roy Pratt was granted a divorce from Mrs. Alice Pratt on his testimony that his wife quarreled with him and refused to either visit relatives or permit him to do so. They were married in 1921 and separated a year ago.
  • 23 Sep 1928 Henry O. Welhe was awarded a divorce and custody of two daughters in his suit against Mrs. Hazel Welhe. The husband testified that his wife refused to live with him. The couple was married in 1912.
  • 25 Sep 1928 Mrs. Orma Baker, her divorce suit in superior court No. 1 against Noah Baker was dismissed by Judge Charles J. Ryan.
  • 25 Sep 1928 Suit for divorce was filed in superior court No. 2 yesterday by Henry L. Biddlecome against Mrs. Nana L. Biddlecome, the husband asserted that his wife nagged him, cursed him and refused to perform her household duties. They married in Mary, 1908 and separated this month.
  • 25 Sep 1928 Mrs. Jorge Stapf was awarded a decree in her suit against Christ J. Stapf on testimony that he drank habitually and cursed her. They were married in 1914.
  • 25 Sep 1928 Charles Romine won a divorce decree from Mrs. Ruby Romine on his testimony that she refused to keep house for him and was quarrelsome. The couple married in December, 1926.
  • 25 Sep 1928 Failure to provide and abandonment were the charges on which Mrs. Bessie Weinmerskire was awarded a decree of divorce from Frank Weinmerskire. They were married in 1923. The wife's maiden name of Bessie Nash was restored.
  • 26 Sep 1928 He was forced to seek aid from neighbors because his wife had all the furniture moved from their home in a fit of anger at 11 o'clock one night, Mallie L. Powell charged yesterday in his suit for divorce from Grace E. Powell in superior court No. 1. Powell further charged his wife with being subject to fits or rage, cursing and reviling him in front of friends and falsely accusing him of association with other women. They were married in 1923 and separated in February of this year.
  • 26 Sep 1928 Mrs. Ruth Coyle charged Charles Coyle with being a habitual drinker and with being guilty of cruel and inhuman treatment in a suit for divorce. She asked custody of their minor child and alimony of $500. The Coyles married in 1921 and separated this month.
  • 26 Sep 1928 Her husband frequently became intoxicated and when in that condition cursed and abused her. Mrs. Mary Rauner charged Frank Rauner in a suit for divorce and custody of their eight-month-old child. They were married in 1925 and separated in June of this year.
  • 26 Sep 1928 Charging cruel and inhuman treatment, Darrell Van Buskirk filed a cross-complaint in the divorce action of his wife, Mrs. Oval Van Buskirk. They married in November of last year.
  • 26 Sep 1928 Mrs. Lena H. Espich won a divorce from Lorenzo Espich on grounds of cruel and inhuman treatment and failure to provide and had restored her maiden name of Lena Knipstein. The married in March, 1927 and separated in May this year.
  • 26 Sep 1928 Mrs. Hester Henrick was awarded a divorce from Homer Henrick on her testimony that he falsely accused her, struck her and failed to provide for her. Her maiden name of Hester Sells was restored. The Henricks married in February, 1927 and separated in April of this year.
  • 27 Sep 1928 Mrs. Nannie Martens declared her husband, Frederick N. Martens "associates constantly with one Lizzie Brockerman," in her suit for divorce filed yesterday in Allen superior court No. 1. Mrs. Martens further charges her husband refused to live with her and has failed to provide for her. They were married in November, 1895 and separated this month. The couple has five children, one of the being a minor, whose custody the wife seeks.
  • 27 Sep 1928 Mrs. Valette K. Miller charges cruel and inhuman treatment and failure to provide in her divorce suit against Harrison Miller and asked the restoration of her maiden name of Valette Klingman. They were married in December, 1921 and separated this month.
  • 27 Sep 1928 Mrs. Gwendolyn Snyder was awarded a divorce from John Snyder in Superior court No. 1 on her testimony that he failed to provide for her and deserted her. They were married in August 1924 and separated in July of this year.
  • 29 Sep 1928 Arthur Bickel filed a complaint against Viola Bickel, alleging she refused to cook his breakfasts, frequently ordered him out of the house and thought he ought to be flattered because she allowed other men to call on her at their home. They were married in February, 1905 separated this month and have three children.
  • 29 Sep 1928 Cruel and inhuman treatment and failure to provide were charged in the divorce complaint of Mrs. Mary Ellen Zion against Oras S. Zion. They were married in January, 1921 and separated in October, 1927.
  • 29 Sep 1928 Mrs. May M. Hubbard charged failure to provide and nagging in her suit for a divorce from Loren T. Hubbard to whom she was married in 1925. The custody of a 9-month-old child is sought by the wife.
  • 29 Sep 1928 Mrs. Ruth Thurer charged in her complaint against Jack Thurer that he treated her cruelly and compelled her to work to support herself. She also asked the restoration of her maiden name of Ruth Sytal.
  • 29 Sep 1928 Mrs. Opal L. Sunday charged Ralph W. Sunday with association with other women and failure to provide in a cross-complaint to a divorce action he instituted several weeks ago. She seeks a five-year separation, custody of their two small sons and whatever alimony the court deems sufficient. They were married in 1922.
  • 29 Sep 1928 The divorce action of Mrs. Maxine Dick against Vern C. Dick in superior court was dismissed by Judge Charles A. Ryan.
  • 30 Sep 1928 On a cross-complaint to a divorce action by her husband, Mrs. Gesella T. Groves was granted a divorce from Louis I. Groves yesterday in superior court No. 2. The wife testified her husband was guilty of cruel treatment. She was awarded the custody of two minor children. They were married in 1012 and separated in 1925.

  • 02 Oct 1928 Wilbur Hutchinson filed suit for a divorce from Mrs. Jennie M. Hutchinson on charges his wife refused to get his meals or mend his clothes and associated with other men. Custody of an adopted son is asked by the husband. The Hutchinsons were married in 1922 and separated last month.
  • 02 Oct 1928 Mrs. Ruby Barrand filed a complaint against Clarence Barrand, charging his with being a habitual drunkard and falsely accusing her. She asks the custody of three children. The couple married in September, 1920 and separated this month.
  • 02 Oct 1928 Mrs. Mildred Reiter alleged in a suit against Walter Reiter that he is the possessor of an ungovernable temper which makes happiness in their married life an impossibility. The Reiter's were married in 1923.
  • 02 Oct 1928 Mrs. Viola Bickel filed a cross-complaint to the divorce action of Arthur Bickel, alleging that he is insanely jealous and has expressed the wish that she would die. She asks the custody of their two minor children.
  • 02 Oct 1928 Cruel and inhuman treatment was alleged in the suit of Hale C. Manweller against Mary E. Manweller. They were married in June, 1909 and separated in August of this year.
  • 02 Oct 1928 Jacob Wendel won a divorce from Mrs. Goldie Wendel on his testimony that she was guilty of cruel and inhuman treatment toward him and had ordered him from their home. The Wendels married in 1913 and separated last July.
  • 02 Oct 1928 Mrs. Amy Whitley testified her husband failed to provide for her for two years and deserted her and was awarded a divorce from Joseph Whitley. She also was awarded the custody of their year-old son.
  • 02 Oct 1928 On a motion by the plaintiff, the divorce action of Mrs. Thelma Hamilton against Henry Hamilton was dismissed.
  • 03 Oct 1928 Mrs. Lena R. Bennett, mother of 10 children, yesterday brought suit in superior court No. 2 for a divorce from Monroe Bennett whom she charges with reviling her and threatening her life. Mrs. Bennett also asks custody of the six youngest children and alimony of $1,500. A suit filed some time ago by the wife was dismissed because the couple lived together after the action was started. They were married in November, 1902 and separated this month.
  • 03 Oct 1928 Suit for divorce and custody of two children was sought in the complaint filed by Raymond Deahl against Mrs. Gretchen B. Deahl. Deahl charged that his wife was always absent from home when he returned from work in the evening expecting to find a meal awaiting him.
  • 03 Oct 1928 Mrs. Florence DeWald brought suit against Joseph DeWald alleging cruel and inhuman treatment and association with other women. They were married in 1911 and separated in October last year.
  • 03 Oct 1928 Cruel and inhuman treatment also was alleged in the complaint for divorce filed by Mrs. Wilma Calkins against Archie Calkins. She alleged also that he cursed and reviled her and asked custody of their three children. They were married in June, 1926 and separated this month.
  • 03 Oct 1928 A three-year-old separation and alimony of $1,000 was sought in the complaint filed by Mrs. Leone Cox against Sheldon Cox. She asserted he treated her cruelly, associated with other women and frequently told her he wanted his freedom. They were married in 1915.
  • 03 Oct 1928 Charges of cruelty and failure to provide won a divorce from Mrs. Nettie Comment in her suit in superior court No. 1 against Jennings Comment. Judge Charles A. Ryan restored the wife's maiden name of Nettie Ainsworth.
  • 05 Oct 1928 Testifying her husband associated with other women and failed to provide for her, Mrs. Ethel Smith was granted a divorce from Orville Smith by a complaint heard by Judge Charles A. Ryan in superior court No. 1. The couple married in April 1926 and separated in July of the same year.
  • 03 Oct 1928 Mrs. Velma Lux charged cruel and inhuman treatment in a divorce complaint filed in superior court No. 2 against Cecil Lux. They were married in July, 1927 and separated in August of this year.
  • 06 Oct 1928 Mrs. Grace Kikly charged in a complaint against Claude A. Kikly that her husband threatened to "blow her brains out," would beat her until she was "black and blue" and would not speak to her for weeks at a time. They separated this month after 18 years of marriage and are the parents of six children.
  • 06 Oct 1928 Failure to provide was alleged in the complaint of Mrs. Lulu Lowdermilk against David Lowdermilk. They married in 1918 and are childless.
  • 06 Oct 1928 Mrs. Martha Carpenter brought suit against Russell Carpenter charging him with cruel and inhuman treatment. They married in May 1926 and separated this month and have no children.
  • 07 Oct 1928 Failure to provide was alleged by Mrs. Velma Miller of Springfield township in an action against Wylie Miller. They were married in 1926 and are the parents of a small son, whose custody Mrs. Miller asks.
  • 07 Oct 1928 Mrs. Hazel Southern filed a divorce compliant against Walter Southern, alleging he beat her without cause. Custody of an 8-year-old daughter is asked by the wife. The Southerns were married in 1919.
  • 07 Oct 1928 Mrs. Mary Howell was granted a divorce from Eugene Howell in superior court No. 1 with cruel and inhuman treatment as the allegation. The custody of a 2-year-old son was awarded the wife and Howell ordered to pay $7 a week for his support.
  • 09 Oct 1928 A five-year separation and custody of two minor children was asked yesterday in a complaint filed by Mrs. Orma Baker against Noah Baker in superior court No. 1. Mrs. Baker charged her husband with being a habitual drunkard and with being guilty of cruel and inhuman treatment toward her. They were married in November, 1916 and separated this month.
  • 09 Oct 1928 Desertion was alleged in the complaint for divorce by Mrs. Amerien Shock against James Shock. They were married in 1920 and have two children, whose custody Mrs. Shock asks.
  • 09 Oct 1928 A limited separation was asked in the complaint of Mrs. Mae Snyder against Walmore C. Snyder, the wife alleging her husband cursed her and associated with other women.
  • 09 Oct 1928 Mrs. Mabel Frazier was granted a divorce yesterday from Walter Frazier in superior court No. 2 on her testimony that her husband failed to provide for her and associated with other women. The wife was granted custody of a minor boy.
  • 09 Oct 1928 Testimony of cruel and inhuman treatment and association with other women won Mrs. Greta Grisell a divorce from Edward R. Grisell in superior court No. 1. The wife was granted the custody of an adopted son.
  • 10 Oct 1928 Mrs. Ora Miller a granted a decree in her suit against John Miller. The wife testified that Miller frequently struck her and at the present time is serving a sentence at the state penal farm. She was awarded custody of four children and alimony of $700.
  • 10 Oct 1928 Mrs. Lavona Baker brought suit against Henry Baker, alleging she has been force to take in washing to earn money to furnish their home since her husband spent most of his money on liquor. She asks custody of their only child and alimony of $100. The Millers married in May, 1927.
  • 10 Oct 1928 Desertion two years ago was alleged by Mrs. May Lee in a complaint for divorce from Garrett Lee. The couple married in 1913 and had two children whose custody the wife asks.
  • 10 Oct 1928 Mrs. Catherine France alleged failure to provide in her suit for divorce from Westley France. They were married in 1924 and are childless.
  • 10 Oct 1928 Mrs. Bertha Gruber brought suit for divorce from Frank Gruber, alleging he treats her coldly and refuses to accompany her to public places. The Gruber's were married in 1926.
  • 10 Oct 1928 Mrs. Hazel Schorling alleged in a divorce complaint against John Schorling that he is serving a sentence of 1 to 10 years in the Indiana reformatory for grand larceny. They were married in 1921 and have four children whose custody Mrs. Schorling asks.
  • 10 Oct 1928 In a cross-complaint to a divorce action by her husband, Ira Moore Mrs. Susie B. Moore charged Moore with nagging her, cursing her and making false accusation against her.
  • 10 Oct 1928 David Schwartz alleged in a complaint against Mrs. Annie Schwartz that she refused to perform her household duties, told him she did not love him and abandoned him. They were married in November of last year.
  • 10 Oct 1928 Mrs. Anna Seibert alleged drunkenness and false accusations in a petition for a two-year separation from Harry W. Seibert. They were married in 1902 and separated this month.
  • 11 Oct 1928 Mrs. Jessie Koch yesterday filed suit in superior court No. 1 for a divorce from Stanley Koch, whom she charged with associating with other women and treating her cruelly and inhumanly. Alimony in the sum of $3,000 also was petitioned by the wife. The Kochs married in 1920, separated this month and have no children.
  • 11 Oct 1928 In a divorce complaint against Ernest Orr, Mrs. Addie B. Orr charged he beat her can called her indecent names. She asks the restoration of her maiden name of Addie B. Hughes. They were married in September, 1925 and separated last month.
  • 11 Oct 1928 Mrs. Grace Lehman won a divorce from Orville Lehman in a hearing in superior court No.2. The wife testified Lehman deserted her and failed to provide for her during their married life which began in 1926. She was awarded the custody of their only child.
  • 11 Oct 1928 Mrs. Florcence B. Bullerman was granted a divorce from Carl C. Bullerman and was granted the custody of their small daughter. Mrs. Bullerman testified her husband stayed away from home late at night, hit her and cursed her and failed to provide. They were married in October, 1926 and separated in July of this year.
  • 12 Oct 1928 Alleging that her husband is infatuated with another woman whose name is unknown to her, Mrs. Thelma Ball yesterday filed suit in superior court No. 1 for a divorce from Kenneth Ball. Mrs. Ball, in addition to her allegation regarding the vagaries of her husband's affections, charged his with failure to provide and sought the custody of their two small children. They were married in August 1924 and separated in September of this year.
  • 12 Oct 1928 LeRoy R. Wade, agency director of the New York Life Insurance company here, must pay monthly alimony of $150 to his wife, Mrs. Helen Wade, pending disposal of her suit for a limited separation. In addition to paying the monthly alimony for the support of his wife and their two small daughters, Wade must pay the rent for the family's home and provide coal for it, the court ordered.
  • 12 Oct 1928 Judge George Leonard in superior court No. 2 granted a divorce yesterday to Mrs. Alice J. Smith after hearing her complaint against Lorenzo Smith. The wife charged Smith broke up the furniture in their home in a fit of rage and failed to provide for her during their married life which began in July 1926 and ended in October of the same year. Mrs. Smith's maiden name of Alice J. Miller was restored.
  • 14 Oct 1928 Suit for divorce from Walter Bieberich, real estate man, was filed in superior court No. 1 yesterday by Mrs. Drusilla Bieberich who avers in her complaint that her husband drinks, nags her and refuses to maintain a home. They were married in April, 1926, separated in October the same year and have no children. Mrs. Bieberich asked the restoration of her maiden name of Drusilla LaRue.
  • 14 Oct 1928 Alleging he treated her with indifference and urged her to get a divorce, Mrs. Von M. Larson filed suit for a divorce from Oscar M. Larson. They were married in 1923 and are childless.
  • 14 Oct 1928 On testimony that his wife cursed him and associated with other men, Jacob F. Johnson was granted a divorce from Mrs. Florence Johnson.
  • 14 Oct 1928 Mrs. Vessie A. Weaver won a divorce from Ernest E. Weaver on testimony that he struck her and accused her falsely. They were married in 1902 and are the parents of eight children. The wife was awarded custody of five of the minor children.
  • 16 Oct 1928 Mrs. Georgia Deahl was granted a divorce from John E. Deahl in superior court No. 1 on her testimony that he beat her. They were separated once before during their married life which began in 1923 and ended in 1927.
  • 16 Oct 1928 Mrs. Elfrieda Boese was awarded a divorce from Herbert Boese on her testimony that Boese drinks, curses and abuses her. The wife was awarded the custody of four small children and Boese was ordered to pay $20 a week for their support.
  • 16 Oct 1928 Mrs. Maude L. Hettinger was awarded a divorce in her complaint against Frank Hettinger, the wife testifying that her husband nagged her and knocked her down on one occasion. Mrs. Hettinger's maiden name of Maude L. Gossinger was restored.
  • 16 Oct 1928 Mrs. Jennie Hutchinson, who is the defendant in a recent divorce complaint by Wilbur Hutchinson, yesterday filed a cross-complaint asking a divorce on grounds that Hutchinson is a habitual drunkard and associates with other women. The wife also petitions in her cross-complaint that she be awarded the custody of a 19-months-old son.
  • 16 Oct 1928 Alleging failure to provide Mrs. Eunice Patterson filed suit for a divorce from Clarence Patterson. They were married in April, 1926 and separated in October of the same year.
  • 17 Oct 1928 James "Vic" Powell, former Fort Wayne traffic sergeant, is tired of marriage again and yesterday started action in superior court No. 2 to free himself from the fifth matrimonial alliance he has contracted during his career. Powell asserts that Mrs. Ada Powell, to whom he was married May 3 this year at Bluffton, associates with other men, came home drunk from trips to roadhouses and threatened to kill him. They separated October 12.
  • 17 Oct 1928 Alleging that he found fault with her constantly, stayed away late at night and failed to provide a suitable home, Mrs. Mary A. Klerner filed suit in superior court No. 1 from a divorce from Victory F. Klerner.
  • 17 Oct 1928 Testimony that her husband failed to work and beat her, won Mrs. Arizona K. Egts a divorce from Joseph I. Egts in a hearing in superior court No. 1. Custody of the couple's small son was awarded to Mrs. Winifred Gowan, Mrs. Egts' mother, and the husband ordered to pay $5 a week for his support. The couple married in April 1927.
  • 18 Oct 1928 Otto M. Woods was granted an uncontested divorce on cruelty charges from Mrs. Ethel H. Woods in a hearing in superior court No. 2. Woods was awarded custody of the couple's 11-year-old child.
  • 18 Oct 1928 Testimony that her husband chased her out of their home and failed to provide won Mrs. Oma Bird a divorce from William J. Bird in a hearing in superior court No. 1.
  • 18 Oct 1928 Mrs. Faye Poinsett was granted a divorce from Aloysius Poinsett when she testified he nagged her and associated with other women.
  • 18 Oct 1928 Mrs. Ethel Lyman in her suit against Francis E. Lyman in which she testified he stayed away from home at night and failed to support her properly was awarded a divorce in superior court No. 1. Her maiden name of Ethel M. Balliet was restored by the court.
  • 18 Oct 1928 Mrs. Minnie Marie Imbody filed for a divorce from Carl Imbody whom she charged with striking her and tearing her clothes. They were married in July of this year.
  • 19 Oct 1928 Mrs. Ellen O. Thrush seeks a divorce and alimony of $500 from George Thrush on the grounds that he is a habitual drunkard and has failed to provide for her and their seven children. Three of the children are minors and their custody was sought by the wife. The Thrushes married in 1901 and separated in September of this year.
  • 19 Oct 1928 Jess Carpenter brought suit against Mrs. Ella Blane Carpenter, alleging she has said that she does not love him and has nagged him continually during their married life which began in February, 1926 and ended in April of the following year when, he days she deserted him.
  • 19 Oct 1928 Alleging habitual neglect and that he stayed away from home until mid-night or 2 o'clock in the morning, Mrs. Rose Heath brought suit for divorce against Roy Heath. They were married in April, 1926.
  • 20 Oct 1928 Severance of matrimonial bonds which have been weakened by 20 years of separation was sought yesterday when Richard H. Dawson filed suit for divorce in superior court No.1 from Mrs. Ellen Dawson of England. Dawson asserts in his complaint that he came to America in 1908 for business seasons and that his wife promised to come to him when he sent for her and has refused to carry out her part of the pact. They were married in 1900.
  • 20 Oct 1928 Alleging that despite the fact that she has worked to support her husband since their marriage July 7 of this year he has struck her, cursed her and threatened to take her life, Mrs. Frieda Wolcott brought suit for divorce from Forrest E. Wolcott. They separated this week according to the complaint.
  • 20 Oct 1928 Mrs. Effie M. Blake filed a complaint for divorce from Charles E. Blake, asserting that he used vulgar and indecent language in her presence, failed to provide and falsely accused her. They were married in 1921, separated last month and have one child whose custody Mrs. Blake asked.
  • 20 Oct 1928 Failure to provide was alleged in the divorce complaint of Christina E. Haas against Anthony J. Haas. They were married in 1921, separated in 1925 and have two children whose custody Mrs. Haas seeks.
  • 20 Oct 1928 Testimony that his wife left him for another man won Marion Crates a decree from Julia Crates. They were married in March, 1917 and she deserted hi in September, 1925, Crates testified.
  • 20 Oct 1928 Jacob Venable was awarded a decree on his cross-complaint to the suit filed against him by his wife, Mrs. Hettie Venable. The husband testified that his wife refused to cook his meals for him and also refused to perform other household duties. They were married in September, 1927 and separated in March of this year.
  • 21 Oct 1928 Alleging that he has failed to provide for her and their two children, and has been sent to the Indiana penal farm. Mrs. Ethel M. Sheets filed a complaint for divorce from Carl H. Sheets yesterday in superior court No. 1. The wife also asserts that her husband would become intoxicated and abuse her. They were married in 1917 and separated in 1925.
  • 23 Oct 1928 Testifying that his wife repeatedly told him she was tired of him and wished he would get a divorce, Robert J. Moore, detective-sergeant in the Fort Wayne police department was given a divorce from Mrs. Helen V. Moore in a hearing yesterday in superior court No. 1. The Moores were married in October 1919 and separated in July this year.
  • 23 Oct 1928 Mrs. Stephanie Diugozima was granted a divorce from Stephen Diugozima in superior court No. 2 on her testimony that her husband drank, struck her and told her to set a divorce. The couple was married in 1925 and has on child whose custody was awarded to Mrs. Diugozima.
  • 23 Oct 1928 Ralph A. Taylor filed a complaint for a divorce against Eunice F. Taylor in which he charged her with staying out late at night and frequenting roadhouses with other men. They were married in 1922, separated this month and have one child whose custody the husband asks.
  • 23 Oct 1928 Cruelty and failure to provide was alleged in the suit of Mrs. Eleanor K. Tuggle against John Tuggle whom she married in 1926. Custody of their only child is sought by Mrs. Tuggle.
  • 24 Oct 1928 Asserting that his wife is a habitual drunkard and has been under the influence of liquor for the past three months almost constantly, John Spillner yesterday filed a complaint for divorce from Mrs. Elta Spillner in superior court No. 1. The husband further charged that three years prior to this action, he filed suit for a divorce from Mrs. Spillner, but that he asked its dismissal when his wife promised to reform. This she did for a few months, he asserts but finally lapses into her habit of drinking heavily. The Spillners have two children whose custody the husband seeks.
  • 24 Oct 1928 Testimony that her husband failed to provide and has been sent to the Indiana penal farm won Mrs. Louise Felger a divorce decree from Albert Felger in a hearing yesterday in superior court No. 1. The couple married in 1907 and have one child, whose custody was awarded to Mrs. Felger.
  • 25 Oct 1928 Married only 25 days, Mrs. Hazel Scherer yesterday filed suit for divorce in superior court No. 1 against Robert Scherer whom she alleges cursed and struc her almost as soon as the wedding was over. They were married September 25 and separated Tuesday.
  • 25 Oct 1928 Complaining that her husband cursed her and associated with other women, Mrs. Anita Sharp filed suit for a divorce from Joseph Sharp. They were married in May, 1923 and separated in May of this year.
  • 25 Oct 1928 Herbert L. Rice was granted a divorce from Mrs. Nellie Rice. The husband testified his wife has been guilty of cruel and inhuman treatment of him and has refused to live with him. They were married in March, 1923 and separated in August of this year.
  • 26 Oct 1928 Mrs. Margaret Bitner was awarded a divorce and alimony of $950 in $40 monthlu installment on the hearing of her complaint against Harrison P. Bitner. The wife alleged Bitner abandoned her.
  • 26 Oct 1928 The divorce suit of Mrs. Nellie E. Mungovan against Thomas E. Mungovan was dismissed.
  • 26 Oct 1928 The divorce suit of Mrs. Julia English against William English was dismissed.
  • 27 Oct 1928 Alleging her husband cursed her, beat her with a chair and failed to provide, Mrs. Grace E. Powell filed a cross-complaint yesterday in superior court No. 1 to the divorce complaint of Mallie L. Powell, which he filed several weeks ago. In addition to petitioning the decree, Mrs. Powell asks alimony of $2,000. They were married in 1923 and separated last February.
  • 28 Oct 1928 In a complaint against Chauncey Wisner, Mrs. Senda Wisner asserts he was irritable when about the house and has hit her several times in fits of rage. The wife asked the custody of the couple's four-year-old child and sought an order restraining Wisner from removing the child from the court's jurisdiction. They were married in 1923 and separated in 1928.
  • 28 Oct 1928 Nagging, intoxication and infidelity were included in the complaint of Mrs. Ada Bryce against Roy Bryce. She asked an absolute divorce and custody of a four-year-old child.
  • 28 Oct 1928 The divorce action of Edwin M. Bruick against Agnes K. Bruick was dismissed yesterday in superior court No. 1.
  • 30 Oct 1928 Mrs. Eldora May Ulrey was awarded a divorce decree from Police Officer Euston Ulrey yesterday by Judge Charles J. Ryan after three days of testimony. The court denied Mrs. Ulrey's alimony demands for $5,000, but ordered Ulrey to turn over to the plaintiff his one-sixth interest in a rooming house conducted by her on West Washington boulevard. Office Ulrey was also ordered to pay $200 attorney fees for Mrs. Ulrey and restored the latter's maiden name of Eldora May Nunamaker. In the hearing of the case last week, the wife and other witnesses testified of Ulrey's visits to the home of a Mrs. Boyce, lifing at Fifth and Wells streets. A photograph introduced by the wife shoed Ulrey aiding "the other woman" in hanging up washing in her back yard. Ulrey had sought the decree on a cross-complaint, asserting that his wife had nagged him and had been away from home much of the time. They were married in 1918 and separated last June.
  • 30 Oct 1928 Charles A. Miller was granted a divorce from Mrs. Hanna Deuter Miller on his testimony that she was quarrelsome, struck him and stayed away from home late at night.
  • 30 Oct 1928 Testimony that his wife abandoned him four years ago won Edward G. Smith a divorce from Mrs. Minnie W. Smith. The plaintiff was forbidden to remarry for a period of two years.
  • 30 Oct 1928 A cross-complaint was filed yesterday by Charles Hobbs in the divorce action filed in superior court No. 1 against him by Mrs. Mary Hobbs. He charged her with refusing at time to talk to him and of refusing to explain where she had been when she would go away for a time.
  • 31 Oct 1928 Charging that his wife came home at 2 and 3 o'clock in the morning drunk and that she admitted to him she went to roadhouses to drink and dance, David Lowdermilk yesterday filed a cross-complaint to the divorce action filed several days ago in superior court No. 1 by Mrs. Lulu Lowdermilk.
  • 31 Oct 1928 Harry A. Freeman filed a cross-complaint yesterday. His complaint charged Mrs. Ida Freeman with associating with other men, staying out late at night and refusing to perform her household duties.
  • 31 Oct 1928 Thirty-nine days of married life was enough for Mrs. Erma M. Lee, according to the divorce complaint she filed in superior court No. 2 against Harry E. Lee. She declared Lee Married her April 9 of this year and deserted her May 18, telling her he wanted to be free and failing during their short time together to include her in his recreations. She asked in addition to her freedom, the restoration of her maiden name of Erma M. Lynde and $500 alimony.
  • 31 Oct 1928 A complaint for divorce was filed by Mrs. Betty Dexter against Ralph Dexter, whom she charged with failing to provide. She also asserted he was convicted of embezzlement in Lima, O, in January this year and is now an inmate of the Ohio state penitentiary. They were married in April, 1926 and separated in December, 1927.
  • 31 Oct 1928 Mrs. Alice Cochran on her testimony that her husband, Charles E. Cochran nagged her and cursed her was granted a divorce by Judge Chares J. Ryan yesterday in superior court No. 1. The wife's maiden name of Alice Guldice was restored. The Cochrans married in 1921 and separated in June, 1927.

  • 01 Nov 1928 The charge that his wife hit him in the face with a shovel and then struck him on the back of the head with an ax won Darrel B. VanBuskirk a divorce from Mrs. Oval VanBuskirk in a hearing on the husband's cross-complaint in superior court No. 1 yesterday. VanBuskirk told Judge Ryan he decided it was time to leave home when his wife assaulted him with the shovel and that whie he was bending over to pick up some pet rabbit's, she continued her assault with an ax blow on the back of her head. He asserted he was unconscious for more than a half hour, and was forced to have six stitches taken in his scalp to close the wound. VanBuskirk also charged that on one occasion he came home to find his wife in the company of another man. The husband has been married three times and his wife once before. Mrs. VanBuskirk filed the original suit, asking a limited separation, but withdrew her action when VanBuskirk filed the cross-complaint. They were married November 10, 1927.
  • 01 Nov 1928 Jane C. Voight filed a divorce complaint against Herman C. Voight in which she charged him with getting drunk and threatening her life. They were married June 3, 1919 and separated this month.
  • 01 Nov 1928 Rosaire Burtt filed suit against Mrs. Bernice Burtt, the husband asserting his wife has admitted on several occasions that she has associated with other men. They were married in July and separated this month.
  • 02 Nov 1928 A bride for five days, Cora Powell yesterday brought suit in superior court No. 1 for the annulment of her marriage to Alvin Powell, charging that Powell gained her consent to the union by threats against her life. Mrs. Powell, aged 19, asserts in her complaint that Powell had pursued her for some time prior to the wedding, showing her a revolver which she says he carried constantly and threatening to slay her if she refused him. She finally through fear acceded to his demands, she says and married Powell October 26. They separated October 31, according to the complaint.
  • 02 Nov 1928 Mrs. Lillian Callahan brought suit against Richard Callahan whom she married last month, the wife asserting that Callahan has treated her cruelly and inhumanly, has no desire to work and has failed to provide for her. They separated October 20, according to the complaint.
  • 02 Nov 1928 Mrs. Mildred Ross sought $5,000 alimony and the custody of one child in a complaint against James E. Todd in which she asserted he refused to provide for her, threatened her life and deserted her. They were married in December, 1926.
  • 02 Nov 1928 Orville Callaway cursed her, nagged her and was quarrelsome most of the time, according to the complaint filed by Mrs. Alverin Callaway. They were married in 1924 and are childless.
  • 02 Nov 1928 A cross-complaint for a divorce from Ralph R. Taylor was filed by Mrs. Emma F. Taylor, the wife asserting Taylor cursed her, nagged her and failed to provide for her and their two children. They were married in 1924.
  • 03 Nov 1928 Mrs. Marie Rader charged that Albert Rader beat her, cursed her and failed to provide. They were married in July, 1913 separated in May, 1924 and have two children whose custody Mrs. Rader seeks.
  • 03 Nov 1928 Mrs. Thelma Wise brought a general accusation of cruel and inhuman treatment in her complaint against Floyd Wise. They married in October, 1927 and separated last month.
  • 04 Nov 1928 Asserting that her husband has been staying away from home all night and refusing to explain where he spent his time, Mrs. Blanche Shondell yesterday brought suit for divorce against William J. Shondell, Jr. They were married in 1904 and separated November 1. The wife also asked an order restraining Shondell from visiting their home, asserting that she feared he might do her violence.
  • 04 Nov 1928 A complaint to set aside a judgement taken by default was filed in superior court No. 1 by Frank E. Brown against Mrs. Nellie Brown, his former wife. Mrs. Brown recently was awarded a support judgement and Brown now aks that the finding be set aside and he be given a chance to defend.
  • 06 Nov 1928 Perry E. Skinner's testimony that Mrs. Leona J. Skinner deserted him after six weeks of marriage won him an divorce decree in superior court No. 2.
  • 06 Nov 1928 Mrs. Alice Steffen was granted a divorce in superior court No.1 on her testimony that Phillip Steffen beat her and cursed her. The wife's maiden name of Alice Brown was restored. The Steffen's were married in 1926.
  • 06 Nov 1928 Mrs. Mabel Wilkinson filed a divorce complaint in superior court No. 1 against John Wilkinson, asserting that he cursed her and frequently struck her. They were married in October of 1927 and separated last month.
  • 07 Nov 1928 Testimony that her husband "beat her up four or five time" and failed to provide, won Mrs. Violet Bauman a divorce from Andrew Bauman in superior court No. 1. The Bauman's married last April and separated in August.
  • 07 Nov 1928 Arthur P. Witters seeks a decree of divorce from Mrs. Florence Witters on the grounds that his wife was quarrelsome, nagged him continually and caused him to lose a position as a salesman. They were married in 1924 and have no children.
  • 08 Nov 1928 Mrs. Millie Gocke was awarded a divorce from Gocke on cruelty and desertion grounds in superior court No. 1. They were married in 1923 Nd separated in July of this year.
  • 08 Nov 1928 Mrs. Elva West was divorced from Otto West on the grounds that he failed to provide, cursed her and struck her. Mrs. West was awarded custody of their two-year-old daughter.
  • 08 Nov 1928 Mrs. Rhoda Wellington of near New Haven brought suit against Luther Wellington for a five-year separation, asserting that Wellington stays out late at night, abuses her and has failed to provide. They were married in 1917.
  • 08 Nov 1928 Asserting that her husband curses and bags her continually and is a habitual drinker, Mrs. Marvel Torok filed a divorce complaint against Peter Torok whom she married two years ago.
  • 09 Nov 1928 Testifying that his wife frequented dances with a man he did not identify, James C. Blodgett was granted an uncontested divorce from Mrs. Nellie Blodgett in a hearing yesterday in superior court No. 1. Blodgett also asserted his wife neglected her household duties. They were married four years ago.
  • 09 Nov 1928 Mrs. Jane Blakemore was awarded a divorce decree and custody of a minor child on her testimony that McLeary Blakemore failed to provide for her. They were married in July, 1924 and separated in June, 1927.
  • 09 Nov 1928 William G. Steward filed for a divorce from Elise P. Stewart whom he charged with nagging and fault-finding. They were married in 1919 and have no children.
  • 10 Nov 1928 Asserting that her husband kicks and beats her, is a habitual drunkard and leaves home for six weeks at a time without explaining his absences, Mrs. Mary L. Bowen yesterday brought suit for a divorce from Charles A. Bowen whom she married 30 years ago.
  • 10 Nov 1928 A limited separation with an allowance of $15 a week as support money was sought in a cross-complaint filed yesterday by Mrs. Ethel M. Back to the divorce action by her husband, Charles W. Beck. Mrs. Beck brought a variety of charges against her husband, asserting that he make good money, but prefers to squander it on other women at roadhouses while she takes in washings and keeps boarders to support the household. Mrs. Beck also charges that Beck has come home drunk on several occasions and cursed and beat her.
  • 10 Nov 1928 In a divorce complaint against Gordon Laird, Mrs. Anna M. Laird asserts that her husband has been in the habit of coming home drunk daily and that he is habitually quarrelsome. The Lairds were married in 1912 and have five children whose custody the wife seeks.
  • 10 Nov 1928 Clyde Shannon was granted a divorce decree on his testimony that Mrs. Esther Shannon cursed him and refused to live with him. They were married in October, 1926.
  • 11 Nov 1928 Mrs. Louise Karberg in a complaint against Benjamin D. Karberg declared he has been under the influence of liquor constantly for the past three weeks and that he curses and abuses her. They were married in 1911 and have no children.
  • 11 Nov 1928 Mrs. Jeanette Goyer brought suit against Richard P. Goyer charging that he nagged her, struck her and finds fault. They were married in 1905 and have four children. Mrs. Goyer seeks the custody of the two youngest children who are minors.
  • 11 Nov 1928 Testimony that her husband is a habitual drunkard and has served time at the penal farm for child neglect won Mrs. Wilda Wilson a divorce from Harry E. Wilson in a hearing in superior court No. 1.
  • 14 Nov 1928 Association with other men and neglect of her household duties was charged in the complaint filed by Harry F. Newcomer against Mrs. Ethel Newcomer. The husband asserted his wife frequently let him understand that she preferred the company of other men to his.
  • 14 Nov 1928 Mrs. Pansy Bender brought suit for a divorce from Preston E. Bender, charging him with cruel and inhuman treatment and failure to provide. They were married in 1926, separated in May of this year and have one child whose custody the wife seeks.
  • 14 Nov 1928 Allegations that Richard Volmerding associated with other women, cursed her and refused to live with her were contained in the divorce complaint filed by Mrs. Alieen Volmerding. They were married in 1923 and have one child.
  • 14 Nov 1928 Mrs. Opal Gebhardt in a complaint against Arthur Gebhardt, charged him with being a habitual drunkard. They were married in 1922 and ar the parents of a 20-month-old child.
  • 14 Nov 1928 Mrs. Mildred Braden brought suit against Russell Braden, asserting that he was quarrelsome, cursed her and failed to provide. They were married in 1923 and have no children.
  • 14 Nov 1928 Testimony that Mrs. Mary F. Cramer stayed away from home late at night and associated with other men won Florence A. Cramer a divorce in a hearing in superior court No. 2. They were married in 1924 and separated in 1927.
  • 14 Nov 1928 Ralph Gilbert was awarded a decree in a complaint against Mrs. May Gilbert, the husband testifying that his wife neglected her household duties.
  • 14 Nov 1928 Judge Charles J. Ryan awarded Ralph W. Sunday a divorce from Mrs. Opal Lucille Sunday in a hearing in superior court No. 1. Sunday declared his wife refused to live with him. They were married in 1922, separated this year and have two children whose custody Judge Ryan awarded to the wife.
  • 14 Nov 1928 Thomas H. Norton was awarded a decree on his testimony that Mrs. Agnes T. Norton abandoned him in 1919. They were married in 1907.
  • 15 Nov 1928 Asserting that her husband threatened to kill her and their six children, Mrs. Millie Newman yesterday filed a divorce complaint in superior court No. 1 against John Newman. The wife further charged Newman with being a habitual drunkard and failing to provide. Custody of the children also was asked.
  • 15 Nov 1928 In his complaint, Herbert Shew charges he gave his wife $228.55, to deposit to his account at a local bank and that she deposited only $128.55, keeping $100 for herself. She deserted him at the time and returned his bank book by maril, Shew charged.
  • 15 Nov 1928 Mrs. Shew in her complaint, charges Chew with surcing her, Striking her and falsely accusing her of associating with other men. They were married in August, 1927.
  • 15 Nov 1928 Mrs. Marian Klopfenstein brought suit for a divorce from Bronson Klopfenstein, whom she charged with associating with "numerous" women and staying away from home all night. They were married in July, 1926 and have a nine-month-old baby whose custody the wife asked.
  • 15 Nov 1928 Neglect of household duties was charged in a new divorce complaint filed by Carl W. Stegman against Mrs. Mary E. Stegman after he asked dismissal of the former suit in superior court No. 1. Stegman asserts his wife refused to cook his meals, allowed the home to become "filthy" and finally deserted him and their two children whose custody he seeks. They were married in 1923.
  • 15 Nov 1928 Desertion without cause was the allegation in the divorce complaint filed by John Kuehn against Mrs. Frances Kuehn, whom he married in 1914.
  • 15 Nov 1928 Testimony that her husband hit her, called her vile names and failed to provide won Mrs. Iola Frane a divorce from Clarence Frane. They were married in 1925 and have one child whose custody was awarded to Mrs. Frane.
  • 15 Nov 1928 Mrs. Nellie L. Cole was awarded a divorce from Harry R. Cole on grounds that he falsely accused her, ordered her from their home and failed to provide for her. They were married a year ago.
  • 16 Nov 1928 Her husband's "petty gambling" in lotteries and other devices have pauperized her and their three children, Mrs. Orpha Turner charged yesterday in a divorce complaint filed against William A. Turner. The wife asserted that Turner has been a gambling addict for some time and that his habits made it necessary for their daughter to quit high school and have caused their 12-year-old-son to be forced to " go to school almost barefooted". She has remonstrated unsuccessfully with her husband several times, Mrs. Turner declared. Upon one occasion, it was charged in the complaint a man to whom Turner has lost money, returned it on Mrs. Turner's explanation of the family's condition and upon another occasion, a police officer interceded for her and was successful in getting back part of the money Turner lost. The Turners were married in November, 1903 and separated November 14 this year, the complaint sets forth.
  • 16 Nov 1928 Alimony of $2,000 and a five-year separation were asked in a complaint filed by Mrs. Emma Sarazin against John Sarazin whom she charged with failing to provide. They were married in 1898 and separated in 1923.
  • 16 Nov 1928 Judge Charles J. Ryan awarded a divorce decree in superior court No. 1 to Mrs. Clara M. Arnold on her testimony that Ross H. Arnold was quarrelsome and treated her cruelly. They were married in 1909 and are the parents of three children. The custody of a 12-year-old daughter was awarded Mrs. Arnold with the provision that Arnold pay $25 a month for the child's support. Custody of the two older children was given to the husband.
  • 17 Nov 1928 A divorce and alimony of $3,000 were sought yesterday in a suit filed by Mrs. Ila Coffelt against Perry Coffelt whom she charges with cursing her and striking her. They couple married in March, 1910, separated yesterday and are the parents of three sons. Mrs. Coffelt asked the custody of the two younger boys.
  • 17 Nov 1928 Harry R. Burdg filed a divorce complaint against Mrs. Mary Burdg, alleging abandonment. They were married in August, 1919 and the wife deserted him in August, 1924.
  • 17 Nov 1928 Mrs. Carrie Williams won a divorce from Howard Williams on grounds that he is a habitual drunkard and beat her. They were married in 1923, separated this year and have one child whose custody was awarded to Mrs. Williams.
  • 17 Nov 1928 Mrs. Rachel Schmaizried was given a divorce from Leroy C. Schmalzried whom she alleged deserted her in 1926. The wife's maiden name of Rachel McNown was restored. They were married in 1910.
  • 17 Nov 1928 Mrs. Leora Mong was awarded a divorce from George E. Mong on failure to provide testimony. They were married in 1926 and separated this year.
  • 18 Nov 1928 A Hawaiian piano player was given as one of the associates of Mrs. Mildred L. Burdick in her ventures in night life by her husband, Ormond C. Burdick who filed suit for a divorce yesterday. Burdick alleges that his wife frequents roadhouses and often stays out a greater part of the night smoking and drinking liquor with other men. The couple was married in 1923. Mrs. Burdick works at the Dudlo Manufacturing corporation according to the complaint.
  • 18 Nov 1928 Mrs. Dora Dixon, Randall hotel, filed suit for a divorce from Raymond Dixon yesterday in superior court No. 1. She charged her husband with cruel and inhuman treatment. The couple was married in 1921 and separated four days ago.
  • 18 Nov 1928 Mrs. Rose Marie Hayne asked $1,000 alimony in a divorce complaint filed against Roy L. Hayne. She alleges that he abused her and associated with other women. The couple was married in 1926 and separated a few day ago.
  • 18 Nov 1928 Thomas Bair was granted a decree of divorce from Mrs. Edna Pair in superior court No. 1 yesterday. The plaintiff cannot remarry for two years. The couple was married August 11, 1923 and separated in October, 1924.
  • 18 Nov 1928 George W. Balliet was granted a divorce from Mrs. Mary Balliet, testifying that she was quarrelsome and jealous. Mrs. Balliet was given a judgment of $250 alimony.
  • 18 Nov 1928 Mrs. Violet Perkins sued Harold Perkins for divorce charging non-support.
  • 20 Nov 1928 Mrs. Anne E. Adler was granted a divorce from Kurt R. Adler on her testimony that Adler deserted her and their one child in 1924 and that he failed to provide for her almost from the time of their marriage in 1917.
  • 20 Nov 1928 Mrs. Rhetta L. Yoder won a divorce from Ernest E. Yoder on grounds of cruelty and failure to provide. They were married in July of this year and separated in September.
  • 21 Nov 1928 Mrs. Marie Hey brought a general charge of cruel and inhuman treatment against Jerome Hey. They were married in February, 1915 and separated in October of this year and have two children whose custody Mrs. Hey asked.
  • 21 Nov 1928 Mrs. Emma Wappes asserted in a complaint against Floyd Wappes that she has been force to work to maintain the household and support their two children although Wappes is an able-bodied man. They were married in 1914. Mrs. Wappes also asked custody of the children.
  • 21 Nov 1928 In a complaint against Arthur Denner, Mrs. Stella Denner charged her husband with being a habitual drunkard and with cursing and beating her. He also has failed to provide for her and their two children, Mrs. Denner charged.
  • 22 Nov 1928 Harry Agenbroad was granted a divorce from Mrs. Agnes Agenbroad and the wife was awarded custody of their 12-year-old son. Agenbroad was ordered by the court to pay $20 monthly for the boy's support and to pay $500 alimony.
  • 22 Nov 1928 Mrs. Grace M. Smick was awarded a divorce from Edgar M. Smick. Custody of the couple's two children was awarded Mrs. Smick and the husband was ordered to pay $13 a week for their support.
  • 23 Nov 1928 Dometo Kowal yesterday filed a cross-complaint to Mrs. Anna Kowal's divorce action filed recently in superior court No.1, asserting his wife made him sleep in the cellar of their home, kicked him and refused to prepare his meals. They were married in 1905.
  • 23 Nov 1928 Mrs. Maude Rice filed an amended complaint against Franklin N. Rice, asking a five -year separation and alimony of $150 a month. The wife asserted in her complaint that she did a man's work on their farm in Pleasant township while Rice was paying $1,600 alimony to a former wife. In addition, Mrs. Rice charged her husband has a paramour. They were married in 1913 and separated last August. Rice countered yesterday with a cross-complaint to his wife's suit, charging she nagged and cursed him struck him with a poker and mistreated his fired men on the farm. He hired 17 different men over a period of 13 months, Rich charged in his complaint for divorce.
  • 23 Nov 1928 Mrs. Elizabeth Bollhauve asked a two-year separation in a complaint against Giesbert Bollhauve. She charged him with being a habitual drunkard, cursing her and failing to provide for her and their two children. They married in 1900.
  • 24 Nov 1928 Mrs. Marcella Edwards sued Joseph R. Edwards for divorce, alleging cruel and inhuman treatment and asking the custody of their three small children. They were married in 1923 and separated this year.
  • 24 Nov 1928 Mrs. Marie Peel asserted in a complaint against William J. Peel that he required her to work to support them both and that he unjustly accused her of attending a dance with another man. They were married in February of this year and separated in August.
  • 25 Nov 1928 Fairure to provide and cruelty charges won Mrs. Elsie B. Rigg a divorce from Thomas R. Rigg, whom she married in 1924. The wife's maiden name of Elsie B. Campbell was restored by the court.
  • 25 Nov 1928 Mrs. Josephine Orem won her freedom from Ray Orem on testimony that he failed to provide and struck her. The wife's maiden name of Josephine Block was restored.
  • 25 Nov 1928 Testimony that his wife was quarrelsome and frequented dance halls won Elmer M. Kruger a divorce from Mrs. Mary E. Kruger whom he married in 1927.
  • 25 Nov 1928 Divorce actions were dismissed in the case of Cora Yarington against John Yarington, Fred A. Milliard against Hilda Milliard and Mary Crawford against Peter Crawford.
  • 27 Nov 1928 Asserting that his wife, Mrs. Celia Smith, ruined his business by circulating false stories of his intimacies with other women, John E. Smith Yesterday brought action to end a marriage which was contracted 30 years ago. Smith charges his wife frequently accused him wrongfully and was willing to discuss his alleged misconduct with persons whose good opinion was valuable to him in business.
  • 27 Nov 1928 Edward G. Smith seeks a divorce yesterday. He asserted in his complaint against Mrs. Florence Smith that she boasted to him that she could return at any time to her former husband, that she was quarrelsome and that she mistreated his 10-year-old daughter by a former marriage. They were married in May, 1926 and separated in July of this year.
  • 27 Nov 1928 Mrs. Esther Petro filed a divorce complaint yesterday against Lester Petro, charging him with being a habitual drunkard, knocked her down and failed to provide. They were married in September of 1924 and separated in September this year.
  • 28 Nov 1928 A brother-in-law was blamed in the complaint for divorce filed yesterday in superior court No. 1 by Mrs. Neil C. Blackburn against Samuel Blackburn. The wife asserted that her husband insisted his brother live with them and that the brother joined her husband in threatening her life. The Blackburn's were married in October 1916 and separated this month.
  • 28 Nov 1928 Freedom from a marriage which had lasted only a little over a month was sought by Mrs. Gretchen Brand in a suit she filed yesterday against Scott Brand. The wife alleged Brank falsely accused her of associating with other men and has preserved a cold and distant manner toward her since their marriage October 6 of this year.
  • 28 Nov 1928 Association with other women and failure to provide was alleged in the complaint for a limited separation filed yesterday by Mrs. Ruth Wilson against Kenneth Wilson. Mrs. Wilson also charged her husband came home drunk on an average of three times a week. They were married in 1925 and have two children whose custody is asked by the wife.
  • 28 Nov 1928 Henry F. Lahmeyer charged in a suit against Mrs. Myrtle Lahmeyer that she cursed him, was fault-finding and quarrelsome. They were married in 1909 and have three children whose custody Lahmeyer seeks.
  • 29 Nov 1928 Asserting that her husband associated with several other women, hit her, cursed her and failed to provide, Mrs. Golda Snodgrass filed a divorce complaint yesterday in superior court No. 1 against Merle Snodgrass. The couple was married this year and are the parents of a five-weeks-old baby whose custody Mrs. Snodgrass asks.
  • 29 Nov 1928 Testimony that her husband came home drunk, cursed her and struck her won Mrs. May Dolan a divorce in superior court No. 1 from Wilber E. Dolan to whom she was married in June of this year. The Dolans lived together only three months, the wife testified.
  • 29 Nov 1928 Mrs. Edith Newcomer, recently sued for divorce by Harry F. Newcomer, filed a cross-complaint yesterday in superior court No. 1 alleging that Newcomer failed to support her and associated with women of bad reputation.

  • 01 Dec 1928 Meddling by his father-in-law and mother-in-law was blamed by Wilbur Mathew for his matrimonial troubles in the divorce complaint he filed yesterday against Mrs. Fahry Mathew. Mathew asserts his wife's parents "knocked" him and persuaded his wife to come to their home. He also charges Mrs. Mathew became intoxicated, cursed him and urged him to get a divorce. They were married in November, 1927.
  • 01 Dec 1928 Mrs. Ruth Rich brought a divorce complaint against Hrry B. Rich yesterday, charging him with being quarrelsome and with having inflicted bodily injury on her. They were married in July, last year.
  • 01 Dec 1928 Mrs. Hattie Kaplan was granted a divorce and restoration of her maiden name of Hattie Meyer on her testimony that Ralph Kaplan failed to support her. They were married in 1023.
  • 01 Dec 1928 Mrs. Arline M. Cass was granted a divorce from Forest R. Cass on the grounds of failure to support. They were married in 1923 and separated in 1927.
  • 01 Dec 1928 Mrs. Mary Ellen Zion was granted a decree on her testimony that Oras G. Zion filed to support her and her maiden name of Mary Ellen Carroll was restored. They were married in 1921 and separated in 1927.
  • 02 Dec 1928 Testimony that her husband, Ferdinand Hellwig, drank 10 gallons of grape wine, one gallon of cherry wine, 21 bottles of beer and "I don't know how much moonshine whisky" within a period of five weeks won Mrs. Carrie Hellwig a divorce decree yesterday in superior court No. 2. Mrs. Hellwig charged non-support in addition to habitual drunkenness. Her maiden name of Carrie Stadtler was restored by the court.
  • 02 Dec 1928 Mrs. Delia E. King was given a divorce decree from John E. King in the same court on non-support grounds.
  • 02 Dec 1928 Mrs. Thelma Hamilton brought suit against Henry Hamilton, charging that he drinks to excess and curses her. They were married in 1927 and separated this month.
  • 02 Dec 1928 Mrs. Jessie Easterly charged in a complaint against William Easterly that he was convicted of robbery and vehicle taking at Crown Point in 1925 and was sentenced to 10 to 20 years in the state penal farm. She asked alimony of $500.
  • 04 Dec 1928 Mrs. Evelyn McCormick was awarded a divorce from Clement McCormick when she testified that McCormick deserted her several times during their two years of married life, failed to provide for her and struck her on several occasions. Judge Ryan awarded the custody of the couple's only child to the wife and ordered McCormick to pay $6.25 a week for its support.
  • 04 Dec 1928 Mrs. Nana Biddlecome filed a cross-complaint yesterday to the divorce action of Henry L. Biddlecome. Mrs. Biddlecome asserts her husband drank to excess, was quarrelsome and failed to support her.
  • 04 Dec 1928 The divorce action of Deck and Velda Purdue was dismissed in superior court No. 1.
  • 04 Dec 1928 The divorce action of Hilda Rose against Carl Rose was dismissed in superior court No. 1.
  • 05 Dec 1928 A total of 28 divorce actions were dismissed yesterday. Actions dismissed were as follows: Ruth against John Duguld, Bertha against DeWitt Hicks, Jerry against Mathilda Danaby, Llean against Theodore Cowan, Julia against James Morris, Walter against Mary Honeick, Sadie against John Schuler, Mary against John Petheil, Clarence against Luella Hosier, Esther against Merl Brecht, Hilda against Bernard Willig, Clarence against Margaret Cummings, Howard against Jennie Straley, Rosella against Frank Zuber, Mabel against Edward Bertels, James against Bertha Jones, Alice against Edward Allen, Agnes against Ralph Bayless, Erma against Leo Neumann, Maude against Frank Hettinger, Byearl against Ruth Kent, Naomi against Howard Scoles, Helen against James Baker, Jacob against Nellie Smith, LaRue against Twylo Nichols and Katherine against Joseph Crabill.
  • 05 Dec 1928 Walter McGuinty brought a divorce action against Mrs. Margaret McGuinty, alleging that George, Joe, Celia and Pete King, his wife's children by a former marriage, beat him frequently. He also charged Mrs. McGuinty was nagging scolding him "until life has become unbearable." They were married in July 1927 and separated this month.
  • 05 Dec 1928 Charges of striking her, cursing her and failing to provide were contained in the divorce action filed by Mrs. Etta Huskey against Bruno Huskey. They were married in 1926 and have a 14-months-old child whose custody the wife seeks.
  • 05 Dec 1928 Mrs. Leone Cox won a divorce decree in superior court on her testimony that Sheldon Cox stayed away from home late at night and associated with other women. Her maiden name of Leone Bethinger was restored.
  • 05 Dec 1928 Herman Himmelstein was successful in a divorce suit against Mrs. Clara Himmelstein, whom he married in 1927. Upon agreement by both parties, Judge Ryan ordered the husband to pay $200 attorney fees and $900 in settlement of property rights.
  • 05 Dec 1928 Mrs. Mabel Strayer was awarded a decree in a suit against Louis Strayer, testifying that he hit her so hard on one occasion that he fractured her ribs. They were married in 1026 and separated last September. Custody of a 19-months-old daughter was awarded to the husband's mother, Mrs. Sadie Strayer.
  • 05 Dec 1928 Testimony of cruelty, desertion and infidelity won Mrs. Rosella Manuel her freedom from Arthur Manuel. The separated last January after a year of married life.
  • 05 Dec 1928 Mrs. Anne Clark was awarded a decree of divorce from Edward C. Clark. The wife testified that Clark failed to provide for her during the seven months they were married and that she was compelled to support herself. Judge Ryan restored Mrs. Clark's maiden name of Anne McDonald.
  • 05 Dec 1928 George A. Nash won a divorce from Mrs. Alice T. Nash on desertion grounds. They were married in 1925.
  • 05 Dec 1928 Failure to provide and cruelty were the grounds on which Mrs. Claire B. Duncan won a divorce from Joseph M. Duncan. They were married in August, 1925 and separated in July of this year. The wife's maiden name of Claire Bashore was restored.
  • 05 Dec 1928 Mrs. Florence DeWald was awarded a divorce from Joseph DeWald on nonsupport and cruelty grounds. They were married in 1911 and separated last year.
  • 05 Dec 1928 Mrs. Velma Harnish won a decree of divorce from Herschel Harnish on testimony of cruel and inhuman treatment.
  • 06 Dec 1928 A complaint for a five-year separation and alimony of $1,000 was filed yesterday in superior court No. 1 by Mrs. Alma Switzer against John H. Switzer. Mrs. Switzer alleges her husband was habitually quarrelsome and has struck her. They were married in 1923.
  • 06 Dec 1928 Mrs. Valetta K. Miller was granted her freedom from Harrison Miller on testimony that he failed to support her and treated her cruelly. Judge Ryan restored her maiden name of Valetta Klingmann. The Millers were married in 1921.
  • 06 Dec 1928 The following divorce complaints were dismissed yesterday in superior court No. 1. They were: Trilby against Russell R. Demint, Marcile against William Vaughn, Frieda against Arthur Schirnack, Elizabeth against Isaac Smith, Hannah against Harold Bartlett and Marie against John Martin.
  • 07 Dec 1928 A petition for a divorce and custody of four minor children was filed yesterday my Mrs. Fern M. Wolfe against Lloyd Wolfe whom she charged with cruel and inhuman treatment.
  • 07 Dec 1928 Daniel DeWitt brought suit against Mrs. Marvel DeWitt charging her with associating with other men and cursing and nagging him. They were married in 1925 and have two children whose custody the husband asks.
  • 08 Dec 1928 Asserting that her husband on one occasion became so angry with her that he threw her out of bed and told her to get out of the house. Mrs. Mildred Billman filed suit for a two-year separation yesterday from Lester Billman to whom she has been married 12 days. Mrs. Billman also accused her husband of drinking to excess, cursing her and calling her vile names. They were married November 24 and separated December 6, according to the complaint.
  • 08 Dec 1928 Mrs. Hannah Pettit in a complaint against Charles E. Pettit declares he never has provided a home for her and is so lazy he refuses to take care of the furnace. They were married in August, 1926 and separated this month.
  • 08 Dec 1928 The petition of Mrs. Ruth Wilson for a limited separation from Kenneth Wilson was dismissed yesterday in superior court No. 2.
  • 09 Dec 1928 His wife threw a butcher knife at him and went auto riding and to dances with other men, Bruno Huskey alleged in a cross-complaint yesterday to the divorce action of Mrs. Etta Huskey in superior court No. 1.
  • 09 Dec 1928 Peter Solt brought a suit for divorce against Mrs. Ada May Solt, charging her with nagging, accusing him falsely of relations with other women and neglecting her household duties. They were married in 1902 and have two children.
  • 09 Dec 1928 Marion Martz won a decree of divorce against Mrs. Frances Martz.
  • 09 Dec 1928 Mrs. Herman Chapin was granted her freedom from Frank Chapin yesterday in superior court No. 1.
  • 09 Dec 1928 Mrs. Viola Bickel was awarded a decree on a cross-complaint against Arthur Bickel.
  • 11 Dec 1928 Mrs. Opal Amiss filed suit for divorce against Harold Amiss whom she charged with being a habitual drunkard and failure to provide. Mrs. Amiss asked $500 alimony and custody of two children. The couple married in 1923.
  • 11 Dec 1928 Mrs. Carlene M. Spangler alleged cruel and inhuman treatment and association with other women in a complaint against George Spangler. The Spangler's were married September 2 of this year and separated yesterday.
  • 11 Dec 1928 Mrs. Jeanette Markson was awarded her freedom from Louis Markson on cruelty and desertion charged. Her maiden name of Jeanette Sunshine was restored.
  • 11 Dec 1928 Mrs. Velma Lux won a decree from Cecil Lux on her testimony that Lux failed to provide for her and associated with other women. Her maiden name of Velma Stellhorn was restored by the court.
  • 11 Dec 1928 Mrs. Goldie M. Kindler was awarded her freedom from J. J. Kindler, hotel proprietor, in a hearing in superior court No. 2 Mrs. Kindler told Judge George H. Leonard that her husband stayed out late at night and was quarrelsome. They were married in 1911 and have no children.
  • 11 Dec 1928 Mrs. Viola B. Martin was awarded a decree from Henry R Martin on testimony that he cursed her and spent his money for liquor. The couple married in 1918 and have three children, whose custody was awarded the wife.
  • 11 Dec 1928 Desertion charges won Mrs. Grace Farrell a divorce in superior court No.1 from Clifford Farrell to whom she was married in November of last year. The wife's maiden name of Grace Disler was restored by the court.
  • 12 Dec 1928 Mrs. Katherine M. Price yesterday filed a complaint against Lyman G. Price, asking a divorce and alimony of $15,000. Mrs. Price sets forth in her complaint that her husband has real and personal property valued at $25,000. They were married in 1899 and reside at 2001 South Anthony boulevard.
  • 12 Dec 1928 D. Henry Schultz filed a divorce complaint against Mrs. Margaret Schultz yesterday, charging her with the possession of a violent temper and with making him the victim of it frequently. They were married in April of this year.
  • 12 Dec 1928 Fred Reed won a decree from Mrs. Roxie Reed on grounds of desertion. They were married in 1923 and his wife deserted him soon afterward.
  • 12 Dec 1928 Mrs. Addie B. Orr was awarded her freedom from Ernest Orr on her testimony that he beat and kicked her and failed to provide. They were married in 1925.
  • 12 Dec 1928 Mrs. American Shock was granted a divorce and custody of two children when she told Judge Charles J. Ryan that Shock deserted her four years ago and that his present whereabouts are unknown.
  • 12 Dec 1928 The divorce action of Mrs. Edith Rish against Hilbert Rish was dismissed on a motion by the plaintiff.
  • 13 Dec 1928 Testimony that his wife was "insanely jealous" and falsely accused him of intimacy with other women won Arthur Bickel a divorce from Mrs. Viola Bickel. They were married in 1905 and have two children whose custody was awarded to the wife.
  • 13 Dec 1928 Mrs. Ella Boseker was granted a decree in a suit against Claude Boseker on grounds of cruel and inhuman treatment and nonsupport. Judge Ryan restored the wife's maiden name of Ella Wedler. The couple separated in 1927 after three years of married life.
  • 13 Dec 1928 The divorce action of Joe Brussle against Mrs. Pearl Brussie was dismissed in superior court No. 1.
  • 15 Dec 1928 Mrs. Lena R. Bennett, mother of 10 children, was awarded a divorce decree yesterday in superior court No. 2, when she testified Monroe Bennett, her husband is a habitual drunkard. The couple married in 1901. Mrs. Bennett was also awarded alimony of $1,000, the custody of the children and ordered Bennett to pay $15 a week for their support.
  • 15 Dec 1928 A complaint for a two-year separation was filed yesterday by Mrs. Harriet Josephine Cotton against Oscar F. Cotton to whom she was married in 1899. Mrs. Cotton alleges her husband swears at her and has struck her several times. She also asks alimony of $500.
  • 18 Dec 1928 Mrs. Minnie Marie Imbody was awarded a divorce from Carl Imbody in superior court No.1. Mrs. Imbody alleged cruel and inhuman treatment and nonsupport in her action. Her maiden name of Minnie Henline was restored.
  • 18 Dec 1928 Mrs. Laura F. McCurdy get a decree on her testimony that Richard S. McCurdy treated her cruelly and stayed away from home late at night. Custody of an infant child was awarded the wife with the provision that the husband be allowed to visit it twice a week.
  • 18 Dec 1928 A divorce suit was filed yesterday by Mrs. Abi Nelson charging Oliver Nelson with cruelty and non-support. They were married in 1926.
  • 18 Dec 1928 The divorce action of Mrs. Gretchen Brand against Scott Brand was dismissed in superior court No. 2.
  • 19 Dec 1928 James "Vic" Powell, former traffic sergeant of the Fort Wayne police department, again is in the divorce courts, this time as a defendant to a cross-complaint by this fifth wife, Mrs. Ada Powell, who claims he took money from her by force. Powell filed a suit for divorce several weeks ago in superior court No. 2. Mrs. Powell in her cross-complaint asserts the former policeman beat her to obtain possession of $55, then deserted her in Idaho and drove back to Indiana in an automobile paid for by her. She also complains that he borrowed $200 from her prior to their marriage last Mary 3, obtained $1,000 from her later and caused her much humiliation by taking about her to other persons. She asked the restoration of her maiden name of Ada Davis.
  • 19 Dec 1928 Mrs. Julia Ransom filed a cross-complaint to the action by Charles Ransome, who brought suit against her in superior court No. 1 some time ago. Mrs. Ransome alleges her husband is quarrelsome and it is impossible for them to live together in peace.
  • 19 Dec 1928 Mrs. Pearl Snyder of Monroeville filed a suit for divorce from Roy Snyder in superior court No. 1 yesterday, alleging he went with another woman to Dayton, O., and posed with her there as man and wife. Mrs. Snyder also charged failure to provide.
  • 19 Dec 1928 A decree of divorce was awarded Mrs. Loretta Havert from Leo Havert on her testimony that he knocked her down and failed to support her. They were married in 1913 and separated last year. Custody of their only child was awarded to Mrs. Havert.
  • 20 Dec 1928 Kenneth G. Hartman approached his coffee with fear and trepidation because of his wife's threats to put poison in it, according to the divorce complaint he filed yesterday in superior court No.1 against Mrs. Blanch Hartman. The husband further charged that his wife frequently cursed him and called him vile names.
  • 20 Dec 1928 Mrs. Nana L. Biddlecomb was granted her freedom from Harry L. Biddlecomb on her cross-complaint to his divorce action. Mrs. Biddlecomb told Judge Ryan that her husband is a habitual drunkard and has failed to support her. They were married in 1908.
  • 20 Dec 1928 A divorce was granted to Mrs. Edna M. Jackson on her testimony that Glen H. Jackson choked her and failed to provide. They were married in 1924.
  • 21 Dec 1928 Seeking freedom from a marriage entered into 31 years ago, Mrs. Minnie Bell yesterday filed a divorce complaint against Vincent D. Bell in superior court No. 1, charging him with choking her and failing to provide. The couple married in December, 1897, according to the complaint.
  • 21 Dec 1928 Mrs. Flora Rudisill charged habitual drunkenness and desertion in a divorce complaint against Amos Rudisill to whom she was married in 1920.
  • 21 Dec 1928 Asserting his left him and went to live with another man, Delmar Tustison brought a suit for divorce against Mrs. Anna Tustison. The husband declared his wife would to dances and stay-out until 2 or 3 o'clock in the morning and neglected her household duties. They were married in 1921 and have three children whose custody Tustison seeks.
  • 21 Dec 1928 Mrs. Blanch Hartman filed a cross-complaint to the divorce suit filed yesterday by Kenneth Hartman, charging him with adultery.
  • 21 Dec 1928 Mrs. Olvena Crain charged non-support and asked the custody of one child in a divorce complaint against Elzie Crain to whom she was married in 1925.
  • 21 Dec 1928 Roy Burkhart was granted a divorce from Mrs. Ruby Burkhart. The husband told Judge Ryan his wife would stay away from home late at night, refusing to tell him of her whereabouts and also refused to cook his meals. They were married in 1927.
  • 22 Dec 1928 Mrs. Natalie Dauth was divorced from John Dauth when she testified he stayed away from home late at night and frequently became intoxicated.
  • 27 Dec 1928 James L. Shaffer was granted a divorce from Mrs. Esther Shaffer yesterday when he stated his wife had deserted him several times and finally left him to go away with another man. Shaffer was granted the custody of his minor children.
  • 27 Dec 1928 Mrs. Louise M. Smead was granted a divorce from Alfred P. Smead and has her former name Louise Bloom restored. She charged cruel and inhuman treatment.
  • 27 Dec 1928 Mrs. Louetta Mathews sued Charles A. Mathews for a divorce and $2,000 alimony, in a complaint charging cruel and inhuman treatment. The couple was married November 8, 1921 and separated December 12, 1928.
  • 27 Dec 1928 Mrs. Mary Koester sued George Koester for a divorce. She alleged that they were married in 1903 and that her husband deserted her in 1921.
  • 28 Dec 1928 Charging brutality, Mrs. Claudia Tagmeyer yesterday filed a divorce complaint against Louis E. Tagmeyer, asking $5,000 alimony and the custody of three children. Mrs. Tagmeyer charges her husband struck her with his fist, kicked her, threatened her life and falsely accused her of infidelity. The wife also asserts Tagmeyer has been convicted of a crime. They were married in 1907.
  • 28 Dec 1928 Mrs. Grace Robinson brought a divorce complaint against Otto Robinson, charging his with being a habitual drunkard and with beating and cursing her. They were married in 1924.
  • 28 Dec 1928 Mrs. Eleanor K. Tuggle was awarded a divorce from Charles K. Tuggle on cruelty and desertion grounds.
  • 28 Dec 1928 Edward Whalen was granted his freedom from Mrs. Icle Whalen on his testimony that she threatened his life.
  • 28 Dec 1928 LaRue Nichols was awarded a divorce from Mrs. Twylo Nichols on his testimony that she was quarrelsome and refused to live with him. Custody of a 2-year-old son was awarded Mrs. Nichols with the provision that the husband pay $5 a week for the child's support.
  • 29 Dec 1928 His wife was too fond of the company of other men, going to dances with them and staying away from home until the small hours of the morning, Ruben K. Hambleton charged yesterday in a divorce action in superior court No. 1 against Mrs. Faye Hambleton. Hambleton also charged his wife with "nagging, cursing and calling his vile names." They were married in 1923, according to the complaint.
  • 29 Dec 1928 Mrs. Irma E. Runyon charged in a divorce complaint against Anthony Runyon that he is a habitual drunkard and spent most of his money on liquor and gambling. Mrs. Runyon declares her husband has been drunk at least once a week since their marriage in October, 1926.
  • 29 Dec 1928 Nonsupport was the allegation contained in the divorce suit of Mrs. Vera Braden against Therlon Braden to whom she was married in June, 1927.
  • 29 Dec 1928 James McNamara brought a divorce complaint against Mrs. Evelyn McNamara that she neglected her household duties and associated with other men. The McNamaras remarried after a divorce in October 1927, and have a 6-year-old daughter whose custody the husband seeks.
  • 29 Dec 1928 Mrs. Elsie Fabian asked a divorce and custody of two children is a suit against J. H. Fabian to whom she was married in 1917. The wife charges Fabian nagged and struck her and threatened several times to take her life.
  • 29 Dec 1928 Mrs. Ruth Rollins asked her freedom from John Rollins yesterday, charging him with falsely accusing her of intimacy with other men, of nagging her and cursing her and failing to provide. They were married in 1903.
  • 30 Dec 1928 Mrs. Isabelle Lantz brought a divorce complaint against Calvin Lantz asserting he cursed her and threatened to shoot her. She asks custody of their two children and $1,000 alimony. The couple married in 1924.
  • 30 Dec 1928 Mrs. Violet Walker charged cruelty and nonsupport in a suit in superior court No. 1 against Earl Walker. They were married in 1926 and have on child whose custody the wife seeks.
  • 30 Dec 1928 Ralph Steinbacker sued Mrs. Ruth Steinbacker alleging she refused to perform her household duties and deserted him to go to Cleveland where she now resides. The couple married in 1914 and have no children.
  • 30 Dec 1928 Mrs. Grace E. Powell was awarded a divorce from Mallie L. Powell in a cross-complaint to his divorce action in superior court No.1. Mrs. Powell said her husband was quarrelsome and knocked her down several times. Her maiden name of Grace Hersey was restored.
  • 30 Dec 1928 The divorce action of Margaret against Arthur Leacher was dismissed.
  • 30 Dec 1928 The divorce action of Helen against John D. Bennett was dismissed.
  • 30 Dec 1928 The divorce action Luella against William Mayberry was dismissed.
  • 30 Dec 1928 The divorce action of Nellie against George R. Hyde was dismissed.
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