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Some of the cases listed were dismissed and others resulted in divorce decrees.

1931

Fort Wayne Journal Gazette


  • 01 Jan 1931 Charging the her husband, Ernest J. Nicholson failed to make reasonable provision for her support for more than two years and that she had to support herself, Mrs. Pauline E. Nicholson sued for divorce in superior court No. 1 yesterday. The Nicholson's separated this year. They have no children.
  • 01 Jan 1931 Judge Charles J. Ryan of superior court No. 1 granted Mrs. Nellie Cowen a divorce from Wilbur Cowen on her allegations that the defendant cursed and swore at her, drank and was guilty of cruelty. Married September 13, 1929, the parties separated last July.
  • 01 Jan 1931 The action of Grace Johnson against James J. Johnson, for support, was dismissed on motion of the plaintiff in superior court No. 1.
  • 03 Jan 1931 Charging that her husband, Alfred Parrot, cursed her on numerous occasions and "called her all types of vile names," Mrs. Mabel Parrot sued for divorce in superior court No. 1 yesterday. Mrs. Parrot charged further that Parrot continually nagged at and quarreled with her, "preventing thereby a happy state of married life." Married in 1924, the litigants separated last October. There is one child, custody of whom was sought by Mrs. Parrot.
  • 03 Jan 1931 Her husband, Joseph W. Hawk, "beat her until her body and head were bruised, threatened to kill her and treated her is such a cold and distant manner at other times as to make further living with him impossible." Mrs. Dorothy Hawk alleged in a divorce action instituted in superior court No. 2. The parties separated this month after a marriage contracted in 1928. Mrs. Hawks asked that she be granted custody of the two children.
  • 03 Jan 1931 Judge Charles J. Ryan of superior court No. 1 granted Mrs. Mabel N. Balke a divorce from Earl H. Balke on her allegations that Balke, on one occasion struck her, fracturing her jaw, and that he drank. Wedded in August, 1927, they separated last October. Mrs. Balke's former name was ordered restored.
  • 04 Jan 1931 Alleging that after she had made several unsuccessful attempts to live with her husband, Joseph J. Meeks, her finally ordered her to take her child and leave under threat of personal injury. Mrs. Nellie Meeks sued for divorce in superior court Nor. 1 yesterday. Mrs. Meek's complaint averred that Meeks abandoned her shortly after their marriage in December, 1929, and went to Muncie without her knowledge. Learning of his whereabouts later, it was said, she went to Muncie and attempted to live with her husband there, but Meeks, a short time after she had taken up her abode with him, again departed for parts unknown to her. Mrs. Meeks claimed that she then returned to her father's home and, ascertaining that her husband was living in Fort Wayne, made a demand on him for support of herself and the child, but was refused. After this, it was alleged, she learned he was residing at 3525 Logan street, Fort Wayne, where she want with the child and again made an effort to live with him. She charged that Meeks, after about six weeks, ordered her to take the child and leave.
  • 04 Jan 1931 Mrs. Hazel Longwell filed suit in superior court No. 1 for divorce from Richard Longwell, charging that he treated her in a cruel and inhuman manner by quarreling with and nagging at her and failing to support her and the four children. They separated this month after a marriage contracted in 1913.
  • 04 Jan 1931 Decree of divorce was entered for Mrs. Etta Bayless in suit against Frank Bayless in superior court No. 1, on non-support charge. Wedded in 1894, the parties separated in 1901, it was stated. The plaintiff's former name, Etta Young was ordered restored.
  • 06 Jan 1931 Charging that his wife, Mrs. Lillie Perry, advised him to "go ahead and procure a divorce, as she did not want to live with him any longer," H. K. Perry acted on her alleged recommendation by filling suit for dissolution of marital ties in superior court No. 1 yesterday. The Perry's married September 9, 1929. Perry claimed that he worked nights and that while he was so engaged last July, Mrs. Perry left his home and went to another state where she resided for some time, leaving a note for him saying that she was discontented. He averred that she refused to care for his home.
  • 06 Jan 1931 Mrs. Marie Brinkman, suing John Brinkman for divorce in superior court No. 1, alleged that he struck her, leaving a "black and blue" mark on her arm in one instance, associated with another woman and failed to provide properly. Wedded in 1928, they separated this month. Mr. Brinkman asked that she be granted custody of the two children.
  • 06 Jan 1931 Her husband, John Cunningham, made false accusations against her and threatened to beat her, Mrs. Bessie Cunningham averred in a suit for divorce and custody of her child instituted in superior court No. 1. They separated this month after a marriage contracted last February.
  • 06 Jan 1931 Mrs. Ida May Steman sued in superior court No. 1 to end her marriage to Andrew B. Stemen who, she charged, cursed her, called her vile names and, on one instance, threatened to do her bodily harm. They married in1918, the separated in December, 1930. Mrs. Stemen claimed that she has been obliged to support herself and to assist in maintaining her husband during the last six months.
  • 06 Jan 1931 Mrs. Mary Dominique filed an answer to a divorce complaint entered against her in superior court No. 1 by her husband, Bert Dominique, asking that he be denied a divorce and that she be granted an allowance of $10 weekly. Denying the charges set up in Dominique's complaint, Mrs. Dominique, in her answer alleged that he desires to obtain a divorce from her "'so as to enable him to marry one Aylene Gladieux. It is averred in part by Mrs. Dominique, that her husband purchased a cedar chest as a Christmas present for Aylene Gladieux, but that he has neglected "the meager wants" of his wife.
  • 07 Jan 1931 Charging that her husband, Chester Kroemer, created such strife in general that it was no longer possible to them to live together as husband and wife, Mrs. Mary Kroemer sued for divorce in superior court No. 1 yesterday. Married May 10, 1930, the Kroemer's separated this month, it was stated. Mrs. Kroemer averred that Kroemer deserted her, called her vile names, struck her on numerous occasions and accused her of associating with other men. She asked that she be granted custody of her child.
  • 07 Jan 1931 Mrs. Grace B. Cooper, route No. 4, Fort Wayne, sued Fred A Cooper for divorce in superior court No. 1, claiming that he said he did not care for her and did not desire to live with her. Their marriage, contracted in 1923, was disrupted by a separation December 31, 1930.
  • 07 Jan 1931 Mrs. Nellie M. Roth was granted a divorce by Judge George H. Leonard in superior court No. 2 in an amended complaint against Joseph Roth, who dismissed his cross-complaint. Mrs. Roth originally had sued for a separation. Evidence in the case had been heard previously. Mrs. Roth was decreed support and custody of the children.
  • 07 Jan 1931 Evidence was partially submitted in the divorce action of Mrs. Charlotte Craven against Floyd E. Craven in superior court No. 2, the case being continued by Judge Leonard for further evidence. The parties married in 1918. Mrs. Craven alleged in part that they have moved more time than she could remember because her husband had failed to pay the rent. At one time, she charged, they lived in tents at Cincinnati, O. She averred that on various occasion she has struck her in the face, twisted her arm and made it 'black and blue," and thrown food at her because he did not like it.
  • 08 Jan 1931 Testifying that her husband, Joseph Luliak, made false accusations against her, called her vile names and was guilty of cruelty, Mrs. Anna Luliak was given a divorce, subject to testimony of residence witnesses, by Judge Charles J. Ryan in superior court No. 1 yesterday. Mr. Luliak was awarded custody of her child, Luliak being changed with the child's support. Married in 1924, the Luliak's separated last August.
  • 08 Jan 1931 Mrs. Flossie B. Straley was decreed a divorce from Chester I. Straley in superior court on charges that Straley had deserted her during a period of more than two years. Custody of the two children was vested in Mrs. Straley and Straley was charged with their support. They separated in 1927, having been married a year previously.
  • 08 Jan 1931 Divorce was granted in superior court No. 1 in the suit of Orville Zeigler against Mrs. Mary Zeigler, terminating a marriage which, contracted in 1922, was disrupted by a separation last June.
  • 08 Jan 1931 Orders of dismissal were entered in divorce actions in superior court No. 1 as follows: Mrs. Nellie Liniger against Roger Liniger, James M. Workman against Mrs. Nannie Workman, Howard Harper against Mrs. Helen Harper and Mrs. Ida I. Rupert against Ralph J. Rupert.
  • 09 Jan 1931 Her husband, Charles Bonifas, left home New Years day and when he returned the following day he told his wife, Mrs. Georgia Bonifas, "that he had been kidnaped and taken to Columbia City by persons unknown to him." She charged in a suit for one-year limited separation filed in superior court No. 2 yesterday. Married in 1926, the parties separated in January, 1931. There is one child, 3, custody of whom is asked by Mrs. Bonifas who seeks support. She further averred tha Bonifas often came home in an intoxicated condition, that he stayed away until late at night and frequently did not return until the following day and continually nagged at and scolded her without provocation.
  • 09 Jan 1931 Noah O. Hazen, residing on a farm southeast of Churubusco in Eel River township, sued his wife, Mrs. Aldiea T. Hazen for divorce in superior court No. 1, claiming that she quarreled with him without cause and needlessly found fault, nagged and complained. The marriage, contracted in 1913, was disrupted by a separation this month. There are three children. Hazen asked that he be granted custody of his son, 11.
  • 09 Jan 1931 Mrs. Belle R. Dunlop filed suit in superior court No. 1 to end her marriage to Richard H. Dunlop, asserting that he created such constant strife that for them to live together was intolerable. Wedded in 1923, they separated last December.
  • 10 Jan 1931 Alleging in part that her husband, Willie McDonald, threatened to kill her, Mrs. Mattie McDonald filed suit for divorce in superior court No. 1 yesterday. They married in 1915. Mrs. McDonald further charged that McDonald cursed her, called her vile names and was "guilty of conduct unbecoming a married man."
  • 10 Jan 1931 Her husband, Alfred Dillman, has given her approximately $3 since October 1, 1930, for support of their adopted child. Mrs. Gene Dillman averred in a divorce action instituted in superior court No. 1. Mrs. Dillman also averred that Dillman on one occasion beat her and threatened to kill her. She claimed that she was compelled to work in order to support herself and the child, custody of whom she seeks. The marriage was contracted in 1919.
  • 10 Jan 1931 Mrs. Anna Eckenberg sued John Eckenberg for divorce in superior court No. 2, asserting that he nagged, Quarreled and Found fault and refused to permit her children by a former marriage to come to their home. He has caused such constant strife that further living with him is intolerable, she charged. They married in 1916, separating this month. She seeks restoration of her former name, Anna Downer.
  • 11 Jan 1931 Alleging that his wife, Mrs. Jean George, failed to prepare his meals and that she associated with other men in spite of his protests, Harold E. George sued for divorce in superior court No. 2 yesterday. George's complaint further charged that Mrs. George failed to take care of the house and the two children in a proper manner. On December 6, 1930, she left their home and has not returned, he averred. They married in 1927. George asked that he be given custody of the children.
  • 11 Jan 1931 Mrs. Della Loucks began suit in superior court No. 1 to terminate her marriage to George Loucks which, it was stated, was contracted in 1898 and was disrupted by a separation in 1921. Loucks, she claimed nagged at and scolded her and threatened to injure her by violence. She seeks $2,500 alimony.
  • 11 Jan 1931 Mrs. Julie Hilger was decreed a divorce from Henry B. Hilger by Judge Charles J. Ryan in superior court No. 1 on charges of failure to provide. Custody of the three children was vested in Mrs. Hilger, the court reserving decision concerning alimony and support. Wedded in 1906, they separated last June.
  • 11 Jan 1931 Judgement for divorce on a cross-complaint was entered in behalf of Mrs. Minnie Flickinger who had been sued by her husband, Conrad J. Flickinger in superior court No. 1. Flickinger was ordered to pay Mrs. Flickinger support under a former court order and her name was restored to Minnie Rehl. Mrs. Flickinger charged that her husband absented himself without cause, failed to provide and was guilty of desertion. The cross-complaint alleged that he would leave his home and go to the home of another woman, stay with her for a day or two and then return to his wife.
  • 11 Jan 1931 Divorce action of Mrs. Charlotte Craven against Floyd E. Craven, which was partially submitted January 6, was reset for further evidence January 17 by Judge George H. Leonard in superior court No. 2 yesterday.
  • 13 Jan 1931 Charging that he husband, Zack Mieu, cursed and beat her, called her vile and indecent names and was guilty of habitual drunkenness, Mrs. Anna Nieu sued for divorce in superior court No. 1 yesterday. Married in 1921, they separated this month, Mrs. Mieu asked that her name be restored to Anna Resiner.
  • 13 Jan 1931 Mrs. Ethel Maxwell was given her legal freedom from George Maxwell on testimony that he struck her at different time, was guilty of cruelty and failed to provide and that she was compelled to work. The separated in February, 1930 after a marriage contracted in 1906. Mrs. Maxwell was awarded custody of her child, Maxwell being charged with its support.
  • 13 Jan 1931 Mrs. Elsie Hildebrand was granted a divorce from Ed Hildebrand on a cross-complaint, thus terminating a marriage which contracted in 1913, was disrupted by a separation in 1928. Mrs. Hildebrand alleged that her husband mortgaged her household goods, associated with other women, failed to provide and was guilty of cruelty. She was given custody of her child, Hildebrand being ordered to pay $10 weekly as support.
  • 14 Jan 1931 Order of dismissal was entered yesterday in the divorce action of Mrs. Flossie Hammer against Lee F. Hammer, in superior court No. 1.
  • 14 Jan 1931 Order of dismissal was entered yesterday in the divorce action of Mrs. Dorothy Hawk against Joseph W. Hawk in superior court No. 2.
  • 15 Jan 1931 Charging that her husband, Clarence M. Philo was guilty of failure to provide during a period of more than two years, Mrs. Villa Philo was decreed a divorce by Judge Charles J. Ryan in superior court No. 1 yesterday. The Philo's separated last November after a marriage contracted in 1917. Mrs. Philo was awarded custody of her child, Philo being ordered to pay $5 weekly as support.
  • 15 Jan 1931 Mrs. Pauline Weaver filed suit in circuit court for divorce from Elmer R. Weaver, $1,000 alimony and restoration of her former name, Pauline Winebrenner. Weaver, she charged, failed to support her properly and he "continually nagged, railed and scolded." Wedded last August, they separated this month.
  • 15 Jan 1931 Her husband, Wayne Otis, "has been keeping company with one, Isetta Clay," Mrs. Rose Otis alleged in a complaint for limited separation, entered in circuit court. Mrs. Otis also charged that Otis on one occasion slapped her. He has, she claimed, removed himself and his clothes from her home. Married in 1907, they separated this month, the separation according to Mrs. Otis, having been caused by cruel and inhuman treatment of her by her husband.
  • 15 Jan 1931 Suit of Mrs. Georgia Bonifas against Charles Bonifas, for a limited separation was dismissed in superior court No. 1.
  • 16 Jan 1931 Alleging that her husband, Jewel I. Johnson, struck and beat her, knocking her unconscious, Mrs. Rhea D. Johnson sued for divorce in superior court No. 2 yesterday. Mrs. Johnson further charged that her mate failed to support her properly, that she had to work all during her married life and at times was compelled to furnish food and contribute to the payment of other household expenses. They married June 13, 1928, separating this month.
  • 16 Jan 1931 Zack Maier filed suit in circuit court to dissolve his marriage to Mrs. Cornelia Maier, his complaint alleging in part that she "has been associating with other men for immoral purposes," They separated this month after a marriage contracted in 1928.
  • 16 Jan 1931 Judge Charles J. Ryan of superior court No. 1 granted Bert Burnham a divorce from Mrs. Garnet Burnham on charges that she refused to live with the plaintiff and was guilty of extravagance and quarrelling. Wedded in 1925 they separated last October.
  • 17 Jan 1931 Charging that her husband, Duford O'Dell, "gambled and lost his money," that she was therefore in want at various times. Mrs. Laura O'Dell sued for divorce in superior court No. 1 yesterday. Married February 13, 1929, they separated December 15. Mrs. O'Dell further claimed that O'Dell stayed out nights with persons of questionable character, and that he left her without any money for the support of her child and herself. She asks custody of the child.
  • 17 Jan 1931 Verl Leitch filed suit in superior court No. 1 to end his marriage to Mrs. Heleh Leitch, him complaint alleging that she was jealous of him and nagged and scolded. They separated last June after a marriage contracted in 1925. Leitch asked that he be granted custody of his child.
  • 18 Jan 1931 Charging that his wife, Mrs. Leona Copeland, was guilty of cruelty and "continuous quarreling" and that she left him without cause February 20, 1929, Dewey Copeland was granted a divorce by Judge Charles J. Ryan in superior court No. 1 yesterday. Mrs. Copeland was awarded $1,000 alimony, payable at the rate of $4 per week and custody of the two children, for support of whom Copeland was ordered to pay $6 weekly. They married in 1923.
  • 18 Jan 1931 Mrs. Clara D. Culp won a divorce from Glen Culp on testimony that he was cruel and quarrelsome and that he deserted her without cause and told her to get a divorce. They separated last June after a marriage contracted September 2, 1916.
  • 18 Jan 1931 Averring that her husband, Pearl Tolbert refused to live with her and support her, Mrs. Marjorie Tolbert was decreed her legal freedom on a cross-complaint, her former name, Marjorie Greene being restored. Wedded December 24, 1928, they separated last August.
  • 18 Jan 1931 In superior court No. 2 Judge Georg H. Leonard granted Mrs. Charlotte Craven a divorce from Floyd E. Craven, her former name being ordered restored. The parties married in 1918. Evidence in the case was partially submitted January 6.
  • 18 Jan 1931 Auburn F. Haggard sued Mrs. Dorothy Haggard for divorce in superior court No. 1, charging cruel and inhuman treatment. They married in April, 1929. The plaintiff sought custody of their child.
  • 18 Jan 1931 Charging that her husband, Otto R. Collins cursed her, called her vile names and failed to support her, Mrs. Celia C. Collins filed suit for divorce in superior court No. 1. They separated in May, 1930, after a marriage contracted about five years previously.
  • 18 Jan 1931 Suit for divorce was filed by Mrs. Esther J. Beall against Frank E. Beall on the charge that she had to work in order to support herself and the children, custody of whom she sought. They married in 1920, separating approximately nine years later.
  • 20 Jan 1931 Alleging that her husband, Edgar M. Elliott, occasionally stayed out late, as many as six nights a week and that he gambled his money away, Mrs. Mae D. Elliott was granted a divorce by Judge George H. Leonard in superior court No. 2 yesterday. She further averred that she had been forced to work and that he spouse associated with other women. She said he told her that he lost his money. The divorce terminated a matrimonial contract which began in 1923 and which was disrupted by a separation last October. Her former name, Mae D. Dempsey was restored.
  • 20 Jan 1931 In superior court No. 1 Judge Charles J. Ryan awarded Mrs. Laura Driscoll a divorce on her charges that her mate, Edward P. Driscoll, had been jealous and refused to let her visit her relatives, and that he had cursed and sworn at her and made false accusations against her. Wedded in 1924, they separated in August, 1930.
  • 20 Jan 1931 Henry B. Hobson was decreed his legal freedom from Mrs. Gladys S. Hobson in superior court No. 2 on averments that she had neglected her household duties, associated with another man and told her husband to get out if he didn't like it. They separated last September.
  • 20 Jan 1931 Mrs. Ada Burns sued Walter Burns in superior court No. 2 for a two-year limited separation, claiming that he beat her on several occasions and failed to provide properly. They married in 1919, separating this month. Mrs. Burns asked that she be granted custody of her two children.
  • 21 Jan 1931 Charging that her husband, William F. Busching, threatened to do her bodily harm and that he falsely accused her of associating with other men, Mrs. Cecil Busching sued for a five-year limited separation in superior court No. 1 yesterday. The Busching separated this month after a marriage contracted in 1925. There are two children, custody of whom is sought by Mrs. Busching. She also claimed that Busching cursed her and called her vile names.
  • 21 Jan 1931 Mrs. Ethel Fox filed suit in superior court No. 1 for a divorce from Anthony Fox, who she alleged left her in August, 1928 and departed for places unknown to her. Left without means of support, she has to seek employment, she says. She asks that she be granted custody of her child.
  • 22 Jan 1931 Charging that her husband, Charles McKinley, would frequently absent himself from home and not return until 3 or 4 o'clock in the morning, failing to tell her of his whereabouts, Mrs. Mary McKinley sued for divorce in superior court No. 1 yesterday. Married in 1928, they separated last December. Mrs. McKinley further claimed that McKinley has been cold and indifferent to her and the two children, custody of whom she seeks.
  • 22 Jan 1931 Mrs. Velma E. Frederick sued Walter Frederick for divorce in superior court No. 1 alleging that he treated her in a cruel and inhuman manner and committed adultery. They separated last September after a marriage contracted in November, 1922.
  • 22 Jan 1931 Suit for divorce was filed against, Vernon Babcock by Mrs. Myrtle Babcock, who averred that he scolded and nagged at her and failed to provide properly. Wedded in 1922, they separated this month.
  • 22 Jan 1931 Judge Charles J. Ryan of superior court No. 1 granted Mrs. Esther C. Hartzog a divorce from Guy M. Hartzog on her testimony that Hartzog had failed to provide during a period of approximately nine years and that she had therefore been compelled to support herself and the children. The married in 1917, separating last July. Mrs. Hartzog was granted custody of the children for support of whom Hartzog was ordered to pay $15 weekly.
  • 23 Jan 1931 Charging that her husband, Vernon L. Davis was guilty of desertion, refusal to life with her and association with other women, Mrs. Dorothy Davis was granted a divorce by Judge Charles J. Ryan in superior court No. 1 yesterday. Married in 1929, the parties separated the following year. Mrs. Davis was awarded custody of her child, Davis being charged with its support.
  • 23 Jan 1931 Patrick J. Callahan filed suit in superior court No. 2 for divorce from Mrs. Alice M. Callahan, alleging in part that she quarreled with and nagged at him and that when he would attempt to remonstrate with her she "would fly into a violent rage." The marriage, contracted in September, 1928, was disrupted by a separation in December 1930.
  • 23 Jan 1931 Judge Ryan gave Carlton V. Becker a divorce from Mrs. Mary J. Becker on allegations that she was quarrelsome and guilty of desertion. They married in July, 1927, separating in November the same year.
  • 24 Jan 1931 Her husband, Henry Hamilton, scolded and nagged at her to such an extent that it became unbearable and rendered it impossible for her to live with him any longer, Mrs. Thelma Hamilton averred in a suit for divorce and $5,000 alimony filed in superior court No. 1 yesterday. Married June 29, 1927, the Hamilton's separated this month. Mrs. Hamilton further claimed that Hamilton falsely accused her of associating with other men.
  • 24 Jan 1931 Cross-complaint for divorce was entered by Mrs. Hazel Drabenstot in an action instituted by her husband, Charles E. Drabenstot, in superior court No. 1. Mrs. Drabenstot alleged that Drabenstot struck and beat her on numerous occasions, used improper language in her presence, falsely accused her of associating with other men, told her to "pack her belongings and get out of their home," and urged her to get a divorce. He also failed to make reasonable provision for her support, she further charged. The marriage, contracted August 26, 1921, was disrupted by a separation this month. Mrs. Drabenstot asked that her name be restored to Hazel Reed.
  • 24 Jan 1931 Order of dismissal was entered in the divorce suit of Mrs. Effie M. Rinehart against Roland S. Rinehart in superior court No. 1.
  • 27 Jan 1931 His wife, Mrs. Helen Hayden, "became dissatisfied with married life," James W. Hayden alleged in a divorce complaint filed in superior court No. 1 yesterday. Married in 1902, the Hayden's separated in 1928, it was stated, Hayden's complaint further alleged, in part, that during a period of approximately four months prior to the separation the defendant "would spend both day and night away from home with the exception of one hour a day" and refused to account for her whereabouts to him. He also charged that she "on one or more occasions" returned home in an intoxicated condition.
  • 27 Jan 1931 Mrs. Druzella Frye sued her husband, E. Jerome Frye, for a divorce and $4,000 alimony in superior court No. 1, averring in part that he has been in company with other women and written letters to some of them. The tastes of her husband and herself are "absolutely different," her complaint stated, and "They cannot agree on any subject." He has, she claimed, "told her and shown her by his actions that he no longer has any affection for her." They separated this month after a marriage contracted in 1924. Mrs. Frye asked that she be awarded custody of the three children.
  • 27 Jan 1931 Charges of cruel and inhuman treatment were set up in a divorce suit filed by Mrs. Effie M. Rinehart against Roland S. Rinehart. They married in 1926, separating last October. Mrs. Rinehart asked that she be granted custody of her child.
  • 27 Jan 1931 Charging that her husband, Harry C. Weaver beat and cursed her, drank to excess and failed to provide properly, Mrs. Bessie R. Weaver sued for divorce in superior court No. 1 yesterday. The Weavers separated this month after a marriage contracted in September, 1927.
  • 27 Jan 1931 Charles H. Duffy instituted action in superior court No. 1 to terminate his marriage to Mrs. Anna Duffy, alleging that she had been guilty of cruel and inhuman treatment. Wedded in 1925, they separated last year.
  • 27 Jan 1931 Mrs. Mable Moore was decreed a divorce in Superior court No.1 on a cross-complaint from Ralph A. Moore, her testimony being that Moore had associated with other women, that he had been quarrelsome and guilty of cruelty. They married in 1908, separating last September. Mrs. Moore was awarded custody of her minor child and Moore was ordered to pay $8 weekly for its support.
  • 27 Jan 1931 Subject to testimony of residence witnesses, Mrs. May I. King was given a divorce from Howard J. R. King in superior court No. 1 on allegations that he had been quarrelsome and had stayed out nights. He failed to provide and she was compelled to work, she further claimed. Their marriage, contracted in 1920, was disrupted by a separation last February. Mrs. King was given custody of her minor child and King was ordered to pay $5 weekly as support.
  • 27 Jan 1931 Orders of dismissal were entered in divorce actions in superior court No. 1 as follows: John A. Wilkinson against Mrs. Mabel L. Wilkinson; Mrs. Catherine Crabill against Joseph Crabill; Mrs. Gertrude Sunday against Earl Sunday; Mrs. Stella Wenk against Frank Wenk; Mrs. Lela Thomas against Harvey Thomas.
  • 29 Jan 1931 Charging that her husband, John D. McCombs, has never furnished her with a permanent home and that "during their married life of 18 months they have lived at six different places," Mrs. Alice D. McCombs sued for divorce in superior court No. 2 yesterday. Married July 15, 1929, the parties separated this month. Mrs. McCombs averred that McCombs failed to make reasonable prevision for their child and herself and that she has been compelled to work. McCombs, she further charged in part, occasionally stayed out all night. She asked that she be granted custody of the child.
  • 29 Jan 1931 Seeking a divorce from Erwin Miller, Mrs. Praxedes Miller filed suit in superior court No. 1, alleging that he cursed her, failed to provide properly, drank to excess and falsely accused her of associating with other men.
  • 29 Jan 1931 Mrs. Clara Jueschke sued Frank F. Jueschke for divorce in superior court No. 1, claiming that he constantly quarreled with her, told her he did not care for her and that she should get a divorce. He called her vile and indecent names and during the past eight years compelled her to buy her own clothes, she also charged. They separated this month after a marriage contracted in 1916. Mrs. Jueschke began divorce proceeding last November, but a reconciliation was effected, it was said.
  • 29 Jan 1931 His wife, Mrs. Helen C. Hoffman, recently informed him that he must be gone from their place of residence by February 9, Russell Hoffman alleged in a divorce action entered in superior court No. 2. Wedded in 1924, they separated this month. Hoffman complained that his wife insists on working away from home against his wishes, that she has remained away until late at night without his approval and has advised him to procure a divorce. Hoffman seeks custody of their child.
  • 29 Jan 1931 Mrs. Pearl Miller sued for divorce in superior court No. 1, charging that her husband, Raymond J. Miller, failed to provide necessaries of life and that he falsely accused her of association with other men. They married in 1927.
  • 29 Jan 1931 Suit for divorce from Mrs. Bertha Magner was filed in superior court No. 1 by Willis F. Magner, who alleged that she has packed her clothes on numerous occasions and said she was going to leave. Magner also charged that Mrs. Magner had nagged at and quarreled with him "until life is absolutely intolerable with her any longer". They married in December, 1930.
  • 29 Jan 1931 Mrs. Laura Rupe sued Groe Rupe for divorce in superior court No. 2 asserting that he failed to provide a home for her and the two children, custody of them she seeks, and refused to life with her. Wedded in 1913, they separated in 1924.
  • 29 Jan 1931 Alleging that her husband, Merle Vaughn has failed to support her and to provide her with a home, and that he has struck her and become intoxicated, Mrs. Ethel Vaughn instituted suit in superior court No. 1 to terminate her marriage. They separated last month after a marriage solemnized in 1926. Mrs. Vaughn asked that she be given custody of her child.
  • 30 Jan 1931 Charging that her husband, Charles Crabill had been guilty of cruelty, failure to provide and desertion, Mrs. Clelia Crabill was granted a divorce by Judge Charles J. Ryan in superior court No. 1 yesterday. The Crabill's, it was stated, separated last May after a marriage contracted in 1921. Mrs. Crabill, it was stated separated last May after a marriage contracted in 1921. Mrs. Crabill was awarded custody of her child, for support of whom Carbill was ordered to pay $4 weekly.
  • 30 Jan 1931 Judge Ryan decreed George F. Moore a divorce on his cross-complaint in an action instituted by Mrs. Mary E. Moore, thus terminating a marriage which began in March, 1926. The Moore's separated in February, 1927, it was said.
  • 30 Jan 1931 Wilbur Mathews sued Mrs. Fahry Mathews for divorce in superior court No. 1, charging that such constant strife was engendered that for them to live together longer as husband and wife became intolerable. They married November 18, 1930, and separated this month.
  • 30 Jan 1931 Her husband, Alvin Geisman has on more than one occasion told her the she leave their home and get a divorce, Mrs. Olive Geisman, averred in an action for dissolution of marital ties instituted in superior court No. 2. They married in 1916. Mrs. Geisman further charged that Geisman nagged at her and falsely accused her of conduct unbecoming a wife. She asked that she be granted custody of their child.
  • 31 Jan 1931 Alleging that her husband, Patrick J. Callahan has at various times beaten and kicked her and that on one occasion he "threw her from a moving motor vehicle," Mrs. Alice M. Callahan filed a cross-complaint for separation in superior court No. 2 yesterday. The Callahan's, it was stated, separated this month after a marriage contracted September 26, 1929. Mrs. Callahan further charged that Callahan has on numerous occasions associated with other women. The cross-complaint alleged that Callahan has repeatedly told his wife that he was in love with "a married woman and the mother of several children." That he has been in company with the woman and received amorous letters from her. The "other woman," it was averred, has called Mrs. Callahan on the telephone, urging her to leave Callahan and stating that she would do her utmost to cause him to leave his wife and live with her. Mrs. Callahan also accused her husband of drinking. On or about December 21, 1930, while he was in a drunken condition, the cross-complaint charged, he beat Mrs. Callahan into insensibility. She asked that she be granted a decree for separation from bed and board during a period of one year and $15 weekly as alimony.

  • 01 Feb 1931 Charges that her husband, Albert F. Heinkel failed to provide for his family were made by Mrs. Jennie H. Heinkel in a divorce action filed in superior court No. 1 yesterday. Married in 1915, the parties separated in November, 1928 it was stated. Mrs. Heinkel asked that she be granted custody of the three children.
  • 01 Feb 1931 A divorce suit was instituted in superior court No. 1 against Mrs. Alice Mae Pabst by her husband, William R. Pabst, who averred that she had on various occasions informed him that she did not care for him and that he should sue for divorce. Pabst further alleged that Mrs. Pabst corresponded clandestinely with other men and that she made trips to Chicago and other places without his consent or knowledge. She used profane and abusive language toward her mate and refused to prepare meals for him and perform her household duties, it was charged. They married in 1925.
  • 01 Feb 1931 Mrs. Flossie Solomon won her legal freedom in superior court No. 1, on testimony that her husband, Ralph Solomon, "beat up on her" and failed to provide, terminating a marriage contracted in 1923.
  • 01 Feb 1931 Mrs. Lorraine Booher was given a divorce from Welford Booher on charges of failure to provide and desertion, her former name, Lorraine Bauman being restored in superior court No. 1. They married in February, 1928.
  • 01 Feb 1931 Asserting that her husband, Jerry Carpenter had struck her, associated with other women and failed as a provider, Mrs. Helen Carpenter received a divorce decree in superior court No. 1, her name being restored to Helen Young. The Carpenters wedded in April, 1928.
  • 01 Feb 1931 Cross-complaint for divorce was filed against Mrs. Praxedes Miller by Erwin Miller who alleged that she associated with other men, that she would embarrass him while she was intoxicated and that she refused to live with him. They separated this week. Miller asserted that he will reveal the identity of the alleged "other men" during the trial.
  • 03 Feb 1931 Mrs. Dorothy Evard was decreed her legal freedom in superior court No. 1 on allegations that her husband, Lawrence Evard had been guilty of cruelty, that he had struck her on several occasions and that there had been quarreling. Married in 1920, they separated last November. Mrs. Evard's former name was ordered restored.
  • 03 Feb 1931 Mrs. Johanna Fleischer was awarded a divorce from George Fleischer in superior court No. 1, thus terminating a marriage which was contracted in March, 1930, and disrupted by a separation on November. Her former name was restored.
  • 03 Feb 1931 Venue of the divorce action of Auburn F. Haggard against Mrs. Dorothy Haggard was ordered changed from superior court No. 1 to Whitley county on agreement of the parties.
  • 04 Feb 1931 Charging that her husband, John B. Hill failed to properly support her and that she has been compelled to earn her own living during her married life, Mrs. Delpha Hill sued for divorce in superior court No. 1 yesterday. Married in 1922, the Hills separated last September.
  • 04 Feb 1931 Mrs. Helen York filed suit against her husband, Herbert E. York for a divorce in superior court No. 1, claiming that he remained away from home until late at night without making any explanations concerning his whereabouts and that he occasionally refused to speak to her for days at a time. They separated last year after a marriage contracted in 1926. Mrs. York asked that she be granted custody of her child.
  • 04 Feb 1931 Judge Charles J. Ryan granted Mrs. Velma M. Keen a divorce from Herbert Charles Keen in superior court No. 1 on her charges that Keen had been guilty of intoxication and failure to provide. Wedded in 1924, they separated in 1928. Mrs. Keen's former name was restored.
  • 05 Feb 1931 Charging that shortly after their marriage his wife, Mrs. Clara J. Smith, "started a systematic course of quarreling and nagging" and that she "was constantly finding fault" with him. Asa D. Smith sued for divorce in superior court No. 1 yesterday. The Smith's separated this year after a marriage in 1925. Smith charged further that Mrs. Smith "ran him into debt," that she "visited places where he worked for the purpose of humiliating him," attempted to influence his friends against him and made threats against his life. His complaint also alleged that "occasionally she became publicly intoxicated."
  • 05 Feb 1931 Mrs. Elizabeth Haiflich sued Vivene Haiflich for divorce in superior court No. 1, averring that he failed to provide her with food, clothing and a home. Wedded in 1922, they separated last month. There is one child, custody of which is sought by Mrs. Haiflich.
  • 05 Feb 1931 Mrs. Clara E. Payson, seeking a divorce from Simon M. Payson in superior court No. 1, alleged that he has assaulted her and never properly supported her. They married in 1917, separating this month.
  • 05 Feb 1931 Judge Charles J. Ryan granted Mrs. Inez Bowser a divorce from Clarence Bowser on allegations that her husband struck her and associated with other women. They married in 1927 and separated last August. Mrs. Bowser was given custody of her child.
  • 05 Feb 1931 Mrs. Flossie Salomon was decreed a divorce from Ralph Salomon in superior court No. 1 on charges of failure to provide and cruelty, thus ending a marriage which was contracted in 1923.
  • 06 Feb 1931 Alleging in part that her husband, Clarrel R. Rigby had pinched her arms, making them "black and blue," Mrs. Luelia R. Rigby was decreed a divorce by Judge George H. Leonard in superior court No. 2 yesterday. Married in 1927, the Rigby's separated last year. Mrs. Rigby charged further that the defendant would not speak to her for days at a time. She also averred that he had knocked her down, cursed and swore at her and falsely accused her of associating with men. Custody of a minor child was vested in Mrs. Rigby, Rigby being ordered to pay $5 weekly as support.
  • 06 Feb 1931 Judge Charles J. Ryan of superior court No. 1 granted Mrs. Bessie Waldron a divorce from Sidney Waldron on testimony that Waldron broke up the furniture, cursed his wife, drank to excess and was guilty of nagging. The divorce ended a marriage which contracted in 1924, was disrupted by the separation last November.
  • 07 Feb 1931 Her husband, Gilbert P. Malott, told her on more than one occasion "to get out of their home, that he did not love her any longer," Mrs. Elizabeth Malott charged in a complaint for divorce filed in superior court No. 2 yesterday. Married in October, 1929, the Malott's separated this month. There is one child, custody of whom is sought by Mrs. Malott. She averred further that Malott "was of a quarrelsome and unfriendly disposition" toward her and that he called her vile names on several occasions.
  • 07 Feb 1931 Mrs. Regena Imel sued John Imel for divorce, claiming that he nagged and scolded, deserted her and failed to provide. She asked that her name be restored to Regena Ferguson.
  • 07 Feb 1931 Seeking a decree of divorce and $2,000 alimony, Mrs. Elva E. Monroe sued Bert Elwood Monroe in superior court No. 1, alleging that he drank, cursed and falsely accused her and threatened to kill her. They separated this month after a marriage contracted in 1901. There are two children, both of whom, it was said, are of age.
  • 07 Feb 1931 Mrs. Florence Poling was granted a divorce from Ernest Poling in superior court No. 2 on charges that Poling had cursed her and failed to provide. Her name was restored to Florence Gater. They separated in October, 1928, approximately two years after they had been married.
  • 08 Feb 1931 Alleging that her husband, John Mathews, "has openly published slanderous remarks concerning her character and reputation," Mrs. Naoma B. Mathews sued for divorce, custody of her two children, and $5,000 alimony in superior court No. 1 yesterday. The litigants separated in July, 1930, after a marriage contracted in 1919. Mrs. Mathews further claimed that Mathews failed to support her and the children and that she was compelled, therefore, to seek employment.
  • 08 Feb 1931 Judge Charles J. Ryan of superior court No. 1 gave Mrs. Retha Stickle a divorce from George Stickle on her testimony that Stickle had failed to provide for more than two years. Married in 1923, they separated in 1925. Entry of the decree was withheld pending testimony of residence witnesses.
  • 08 Feb 1931 Mrs. Cora Emrick was decreed a divorce from William Ambrose Emrick by Judge Georg H. Leonard in superior court No. 2 on allegations that the defendant refused to allow her to have company or to go to church, that he associated with other women and that she found him with another woman on one occasion. Mrs. Emrick also averred that Emrick had knocked her down and slapped her. Wedded in 1924, the Emrick's separated last August. Mrs. Emrick was awarded custody of the two children and Emrick was ordered to pay $8 weekly as support.
  • 08 Feb 1931 Divorce action of Mrs. Mildred Eury against Harold Eury was dismissed on motion of the plaintiff in superior court No. 1.
  • 10 Feb 1931 Alleging that while she was trying to pay for a home for her husband, Elmer E. Circle, and herself, the defendant "was enjoying the companionship of other women." Mrs. Eva A. Circle filed suit for a five-year limited separation in superior court No. 1 yesterday. The litigants, it was said, married in 1901 and separated last month. Mrs. Circle's complaint averred in part that the defendant "violated the sanctity of their home" and that he deserted her without means of support. She asked that she be decreed support of $25 weekly.
  • 10 Feb 1931 Complaint for divorce from Wallace Barnhart was entered in superior court No. 1 by Mrs. Lillian F. Barnhart who charged that he has cursed and struck her and conducted himself in such a manner that it is impossible for her to live with him any longer. The Barnhart's separated last month after a marriage contracted in 1925.
  • 11 Feb 1931 Alleging that her husband, Thomas E. Hook, took their eldest child away from her and placed her with his parents, Mrs. Edna Hook filed suit for divorce in superior court No. 2 yesterday. Mrs. Hook's complaint further averred that Hook refused to permit her to keep the child at her home. She also charged that Hook told her he did not care for her, that he has called her "vile and opprobrious names" and made false accusations against her, nagged at her and wanted her to work and make her own living. Married in 1924, they separated this month. Mrs. Hook asked that she be given custody of the two children.
  • 11 Feb 1931 Mrs. Mildred McCall was awarded legal freedom from Robert McCall by Judge Charles J. Ryan in superior court No. 1, on averments that he had been guilty of cruelty and failure to provide, had called her vile names and made false accusations against her and that she has been compelled to work. They separated last December after a marriage contracted in 1929. Mrs. McCall's former name was restored.
  • 11 Feb 1931 Judge Charles J. Ryan, in superior court No.1 granted Mrs. Ruth Coyle a divorce from Charles Coyle on testimony, in part, that he had choked her and failed to provide, thus terminating a marriage which, solemnized in 1920, was disrupted by a separation last November. Mrs. Coyle was awarded custody of her child, Coyle being ordered to pay $3 weekly as support.
  • 12 Feb 1931 Alleging that her husband, Harvey C. Crabill, made life so unpleasant for her that her health became impaired and she was compelled to employ a physician, Mrs. Daisy Crabill filed suit for divorce and $10,000 alimony in superior court No. 2 yesterday. Married July 20, 1926, the Crabills separated last month, it was stated. Mrs. Crabill further charged that Crabill was guilty of cruel and inhuman treatment in that "without cause he would become angry and sullen for days and weeks and refused to eat or room" with her. On a number of occasions, she charged he asked her to leave him and ordered her out of his home. She claimed that she was compelled to separate from him because of his treatment of her.
  • 12 Feb 1931 Mrs. Sarah A. Wesson, 539 East State street, sued William H. Wesson for divorce and $5,000 alimony in superior court No. 1, averring that he repeatedly cursed her, found fault and nagged and quarreled without justification. He demanded that she secure a divorce, she claimed. They separated this month.
  • 12 Feb 1931 Her husband, Charles Hammond, filed to provide, Mrs. Regina Hammond charged in a divorce action instituted in superior court No. 1. Wedded in 1923, the Hammonds separated in December, 1930. Mrs. Hammond asked that she be granted custody of her two children.
  • 12 Feb 1931 Complaining that her husband, Charles Thurman, struck and beat her, falsely accused her of association with other men and failed to provide a home for her and the child, custody of whom she seeks, Mrs. Juanita Thurman, 217 Melita street, sued in superior court No.1 to end her marriage. The separated last month after a marriage contracted in 1928. Mrs. Thurman's complaint also alleged that she had to live with relatives of the defendant, and that she was embarrassed when he "would come home in a drunken stupor." When she reprimanded him for his acts and conduct he "would resort to brutal attacks" on her, it was charged.
  • 12 Feb 1931 Mrs. Alyce Sampson, 6018 Barr street, sued Lee O. Sampson for divorce in superior court No. 1, charging that he deserted her. They married in 1926.
  • 13 Feb 1931 Her complaint alleging in part that her husband, Kenneth Hartman, associated with other women and that he drank to excess, Mrs. Blanch Hartman, 3402 Harvester street, sued for divorce in superior court No. 1 yesterday. The Hartman's, it was stated, married May 22, 1928. Mrs. Hartman further charged that Hartman cursed her and called her vile names and failed to provide properly for her.
  • 13 Feb 1931 Harry G. Lloyd of Arcola filed suit in superior court No. 2 to end his marriage to Mrs. Grace Lloyd, claiming that she falsely accused him of associating with other women and that she, when in fits of anger, struck him. Alleged nagging and fault-finding by the defendant made it impossible for them to live together, it was stated. They separated last October after marriage June 21, 1928.
  • 13 Feb 1931 Subject to testimony of residence witnesses, Mrs. Hilda T. Stein was given a divorce from August J. Stein by Judge Charles J. Ryan in superior court No. 1. Mrs. Stein charged that her husband had called her vile names, told her to get a divorce and struck her. They married in 1925, separating last October. Her former name, Hilda Hofer, is to be restored.
  • 14 Feb 1931 His complaint alleging in part that his wife, Mrs. Cleo Fisher, "associated with other and strange men," Dewey Fisher, 709 South Harrison street, filed suit for divorce in superior court No. 1 yesterday. Married in 1925, the Fishers separated in May, 1927. Fisher claimed further that Mrs. Fisher had failed to attend to her household duties.
  • 14 Feb 1931 Cross-complaint for a divorce from Asa D. Smith was entered in superior court No.1 by Mrs. Clara J. Smith, who is a defendant in an action brought by Smith. The Smith's separated January 28, 1931, after a marriage contracted September 11, 1925, it was stated.
  • 15 Feb 1931 Charging that his wife, Mrs. Ethel Ruby Kuhn, "informed him that she was of the opinion when she married him that she was getting a good man, but that she had made a mistake and that he was worthless and no account," Herman F. Kuhn sued for divorce in superior court No. 1 yesterday. Married March 30, 1929, the Kuhn's separated this month. Kuhn further alleged that his wife struck him on various occasions, and that one time when he was lying down, she struck him in the mouth with a shoe. She falsely accused him of association with other women, he claimes.
  • 15 Feb 1931 Ridicule by her husband, Russell E. Goble, in the presence of her relatives was one of the factors alleged to have shattered the matrimonial happiness of Mrs. Romaine M. Goble, according to a divorce complaint filed in superior court No. 2 yesterday. The Gobles, it was said, separated last month after a marriage contracted in 1922. There are two children. Mrs. Goble further charged in part that Goble quarreled with her and struck her and that she was obliged to work in order to earn a living for herself and the children.
  • 15 Feb 1931 Evidence was partially submitted in the divorce action of Mrs. Helen Besancon against Joe Besancon in superior court No.2. The couple it was stated, married January 14, 1928 and lived together two days.
  • 17 Feb 1931 Charging that his wife, Mrs. Lottie LaMarr, has refused to leave her place of residence at Mountain Creek, Ala. and join him in Fort Wayne, Raymond L. LaMarr sued for divorce in superior court No. 2 yesterday. They married December 29, 1930, separating January 11, 1931, it was stated. Mrs. LaMarr's alleged refusal to leave Alabama constitutes cruel and inhuman treatment, according to LaMarr's complaint, wherein it was charged further that she constantly nagged at him and found fault with all his actions.
  • 17 Feb 1931 Judge Charles J. Ryan of superior court No. 1 granted Mrs. Sarah A. Stutz a divorce from Thomas E. Stutz on her charges that Stutz had made false accusation against her, threatened her and told her to get out. Married in October, 1927, they separated last September. There are two children, Judge Ryan reserving decision as to their custody. Charges of a sensational nature were made during the hearing, prior to which Stutz had entered a cross-complaint for divorce from his wife, alleging that she associated with other men and failed to cook his meals or care for his children.
  • 17 Feb 1931 Judge Ryan gave Mrs. Anna Conner a divorce from John Conner. Mrs. Conner won her decree on allegations that Conner had called her vile names, made false accusation against her and been guilty of failure to provide, intoxication and desertion. They separated last May after a marriage contracted in 1920l Mrs. Conner was decreed custody of the three children, Conner being charged with their support.
  • 17 Feb 1931 Judge Ryan gave Arthur E. Blair a divorce from Mrs. Jane Blair. Blair was awarded this legal freedom on charges that the defendant had been guilty of cruelty, desertion and constant quarrelling. Wedded in 1925, they separated in 1929.
  • 17 Feb 1931 Judge George H. Leonard of superior court No. 2 gave Mrs. Caroline M. Briggeman a divorce from John F. Briggeman on allegations in part, that the defendant nagged her, left home and failed to provide. They separted November 10, 1929, after a marriage contracted in 1928. Mrs. Briggeman's former name was restored.
  • 17 Feb 1931 Mrs. Helen Besancon was decreed a divorce from Joe Besancon by Judge Leonard, it being stated that the litigants separated two days after their marriage January 14, 1928. The defendant, it was said, was sentenced to the federal penitentiary at Leavenworth, Kan., in April, 1928, on a charge of violation of the national prohibition act.
  • 18 Feb 1931 General charges of cruel and inhuman treatment were made in a complaint for divorce filed by Mrs. Florence Foster of 3322 Beaver avenue, against Richard Foster in superior court No. 1 yesterday. The Foster's, it was stated, separated this month after a marriage contracted December 27, 1904. There is one child, custody of whom is sought by Mrs. Foster.
  • 18 Feb 1931 Order of dismissal was entered in the divorce suit of Noah C. Hazen against Mrs. Aldiea T. Hazen.
  • 19 Feb 1931 Charging that her husband, Herbert Denig, advised her to secure a divorce stating that he cared for her no longer, Mrs. Hazel Denig of 2721 Plaza drive, filed suit in superior court No. 1 yesterday. Married in February, 1925, the Denigs separated this month. Mrs. Denig claimed that Denig nagged at her and that he was quarrelsome. She asked that she be granted custody of their child.
  • 19 Feb 1931 Mrs. Dessie Crist, 1130 High street, filed suit in superior court No. 1 for divorce from Albert Crist, avering that he falsely accused her of association with other men, did not properly support her and used physical violence toward her on various occasions. They separated this month after marriage last July. Mrs. Crist asked that her name be restored to Dessie Schroeder.
  • 19 Feb 1931 Judge George H. Leonard granted Mrs. Claudia McKee a divorce from Joseph McKee on her allegations that McKee threatened and cursed her. Wedded in April, 1930, they separated in December. Mrs. McKee's former name, Claudia Osborne was restored.
  • 19 Feb 1931 Mrs. Bessie Moring, 222 Dalman avenue, began suit in superior court No 1 for divorce from Albert Moring, claiming that he cursed her and called her vile names, struck and beat her, drank to excess and failed to provide properly. They married in June, 1912, separating this month.
  • 19 Feb 1931 Mrs. Dorothy Williams sued Park D. Williams for divorce in superior court No. 1 charging cruelty and failure to provide. They were married November1, 1925. Mrs. Williams asks $300 alimony, custody of their child and $5 weekly as support.
  • 19 Feb 1931 Suit for divorce was entered in superior court No. 1 by Mrs. Catherine Rife, 1004 Liberty street, against Harold Rife on alleged grounds that he created such constant strife that for them to live together as husband and wife became intolerable. The marriage contracted in Jun 1926, was disrupted by a separation last December.
  • 19 Feb 1931 Order of dismissal was entered in the divorce action of Mrs. Druzella Frye against E. Jerome Frye in superior court No. 1.
  • 19 Feb 1931 Order of dismissal was entered in the divorce action of Mrs. Ann Eckenberg against John Eckenberg in superior court No. 2
  • 20 Feb 1931 Alleging that her husband, Charles Cramer, "has cruelly choked and beaten her," Mrs. Opal Cramer sued for divorce in superior court No. 1, yesterday. Married in 1928, the Cramer's separated last October. Mrs. Cramer charged further that Cramer failed to provide food, clothing or a home for her.
  • 20 Feb 1931 General charges of cruel and inhuman treatment were set up in a divorce complaint filed by Mrs. Hilda E. Simon against Harry A. Simon in superior court No. 2. Wedded in June, 1929, they separated last August.
  • 21 Feb 1931 Her complaint alleging that her husband, Cyrus E. Jones, "at numerous times has struck her and on a number of occasions has knocked her down," Mrs. Ruth L. C. Jones, 2730 Kenwood avenue, filed suit for limited separation and $2,000 alimony in superior court No. 1 yesterday. The parties separated this month, it was stated, after a marriage contracted in 1918. Mrs. Jones asked that she be decreed custody of her children. She further charged that her husband has cursed and sworn at her and that such constant strife has arisen between them as to render it intolerable for them to live together any longer.
  • 21 Feb 1931 Mrs. Emma M. Mathieu of 2332 Pittsburgh street, sued in superior court No. 1 for divorce from August J. Mathieu, averring that he abandoned her and the two children, custody of whom she seeks. They separated in June, 1925.
  • 21 Feb 1931 Suit for divorce was instituted by Mrs. Nellie Hattendorf of 2202 Drexel avenue against Carl Hattendorf in superior court No. 1, it being claimed by Mrs. Hattendorf that her husband swore at and cursed her and threatened to do her physical violence. Wedded in 1923, they separated this month.
  • 21 Feb 1931 Judge Charles J. Ryan of superior court No. 1 granted Mrs. Anna O'Neal a divorce from William F. O'Neal on her testimony that O'Neal had refused to provide for more than two years and that constant quarrels had taken place. They married in 1927, Mrs. O'Neal's former name, Anna Fisher was restored.
  • 22 Feb 1931 Charging that her husband, Lloyd H. Stocks, associated with other women, Mrs. Lola P. Stocks was granted a divorce by Judge Charles J. Ryan in superior court No. 1 yesterday. Mrs. Stocks further testified that Stocks was guilty of cruelty and constant quarrelling. They separated in May, 1930, after a marriage contracted in August, 1920.
  • 22 Feb 1931 His wife, Mrs. Thelma Williams, associated with other men, according to charges made by Bethel Williams on which he was awarded his legal freedom by Judge Ryan. General allegations of cruelty were also made by Williams. They married in 1927 and separated last November.
  • 25 Feb 1931 Charging that her husband, Edwin Kanning, on several occasions told her to get a divorce, Mrs. Blanche Kanning was granted a decree by Judge George H. Leonard in superior court No. 2 yesterday. Mrs. Kanning further claimed that she had to live with her mother and that when she did so her husband left and advised her to obtain a decree. She also charged that Kanning had failed to provide. Married in 1920 the Kannings separated last May. Mrs. Kanning was awarded custody of her child, for support of whom Kanning was ordered to pay $5 weekly.
  • 25 Feb 1931 Mrs. Ruth R. Blossom of 630 West Berry street filed suit in superior court No.1 for divorce from Richard Blossom on general allegations of cruel and inhuman treatment. They separated this month after marriage in May, 1915. There are five children, custody of whom is sought by Mrs. Blossom. Blossom, the complaint stated is employed as a florist by the receiver of the Richard Blossom Floral company.
  • 25 Feb 1931 John Martin was given a divorce from Mrs. Marie Martin by Judge Leonard in superior court No. 2 on charges that the defendant had left him for months at a time. The marriage, contracted in 1923, was disrupted by a separation last December. The two children were ordered placed in St. Vincent's Orphans home and Martin was charged with their support.
  • 25 Feb 1931 Alleging that her husband, John Watt, drank to excess and that he abused her, Mrs. Marcile Irene Watt of 806 Nuttman avenue sued to end her marriage in superior court No. 2. Wedded in 1928, they separated this month. Restoration of her maiden name, Bates was sought.
  • 25 Feb 1931 Ivan Simcoe filed suit in superior court No. 1 for divorce from Mrs. Kolola Simcoe, his complaint averring that she refused to do his housework and that she got angry on the slightest provocation. They married last July, separating this month.
  • 25 Feb 1931 Mrs. Helen Hamilton instituted a complaint for a two-year limited separation from her husband, Brice J. Hamilton, in superior court No. 1 alleging that he has associated with one Mae Stocker and purchased a radio for her on the time payment plan. Hamilton, it was further averred, has left his wife and children and refused to live with them. Mrs. Hamilton asked that she be granted custody of the children. She and the defendant were married in 1919, it was stated.
  • 26 Feb 1931 Alleging that her husband, Fred D. Schlaudroff, "relapsed into fits of vile and ungovernable rage" and "would break and destroy the dishes and household furniture," Mrs. Marcelle Schlaudroff of Adams township filed suit for divorce in superior court No. 1 yesterday. Her complaint further averred that the defendant for "nearly two years" has "been engaged in a fit of pouting and violent and vicious deportment designed by the defendant to drive this plaintiff from her home." She also alleged that he struck and beat her, threatened her life and called her vile names. The marital contract, entered into in November, 1925, was disrupted by a separation this month.
  • 26 Feb 1931 Mrs. Jane Oliver, 2326 Calhoun street, sued Leland W. Oliver for divorce in superior court No. 1 charging failure to provide. Married in February, 1929, they separated in July the same year, it was stated.
  • 26 Feb 1931 Her husband, Frank Deitschel, frequently become intoxicated and abused her and failed to provide for her with adequate support and comforts, Mrs. Mildred Deitschel asserted in a divorce suit entered in superior court No. 1. Wedded in 1925, they separated last July. Mrs. Deitschel asked that her name be restored to Mildred Harber.
  • 26 Feb 1931 Mrs. Carrie Green, 715 West Superior street, in action for divorce from Earnest Green, instituted in superior court No. 1, Claimed that he cursed her, called her names and failed to provide. They married in 1922.
  • 26 Feb 1931 Gaston Thrash, 233 East Masterson avenue, began suit in superior court No. 1 to dissolve his marriage to Mrs. Edna Thrash, alleging that she nagged at and quarreled with him without provocation on his part and that she told him to get a divorce saying she could not live with him any longer. They separated this month after a marriage contracted in 1923.
  • 26 Feb 1931 Mrs. Helen Buuck, 219 ˝ East Main street, sued Oscar Buuck for divorce in superior court No. 2 charging that he quarreled with her and was guilty of cruel and inhuman treatment. They married in May, 1929, separating last month.
  • 27 Feb 1931 Charging that her husband, Edward Williams frequently came home drunk and struck her and that he threw a chair and a knife at her on one occasion, Mrs. Elizabeth Williams of 2116 Townsend street, sued for divorce in superior court No. 1 yesterday. William also associated with other women and failed to provide properly for his wife, it was alleged. Married May 14, 1925, the parties separated last August. There are four children, custody of whom is sought by Mrs. Williams.
  • 27 Feb 1931 Judge George H. Leonard of superior court No. 2 granted Mrs. Catherine Davis a divorce from Roland Davis on her testimony that she had to work in order to support herself because of her husband's failure to provide. The divorce terminated a marriage which, contracted in 1920, was disrupted by a separation last June. Mrs. Davis was awarded custody of her two children for support of whom Davis was ordered to pay $7 weekly.
  • 27 Feb 1931 Mrs. Olive C. Weibel of 3216 LaJola Court, filed action in superior court No. 1 for divorce from William Weibel, claiming that he cursed her, called her vile names, failed to provide properly and on numerous occasions, threatened to do her bodily harm. Wedded in 1922, they separated this year.
  • 28 Feb 1931 Alleging that her husband, William Schane frequently beat her and "knocked her down, bruised and blackened her eyes and face and twisted her arms severely injuring them," Mrs. Blanche Schane of 816 Lillian street, sued for divorce, $500 alimony and custody of her child in superior court No. 1 yesterday. Her complaint further charged that Schane frequently ordered her to leave his home and that he failed to support her and the child, thus compelling her to depend on her parents for support. They separated this month after a marriage contracted in 1928.
  • 28 Feb 1931 Mrs. Anna Eakright was decreed a divorce from Claude H. Eakright on a cross-complaint by Judge Charles J. Ryan in superior court No. 1 on her testimony that Eakright had failed to provide and had been quarrelsome and fault-finding. Her former name was restored, married in December, 1929, they separated in May, 1930.
  • 28 Feb 1931 Mrs. Anna P. Glass sued William H. Glass for divorce in superior court No. 1, charging that he was jealous, that he scolded and nagged, and deserted her. They married in 1920, separating last December.

  • 01 Mar 1931 Her husband, Fred W. Strasser, refused to talk with her and was quarrel-some and guilty of cruelty, Mrs. Dea Strasser charged in superior court where she was granted a divorce on a cross-complaint yesterday. Mrs. Strasser further charged that Strasser went out nights without giving her explanations concerning his whereabouts. They separated November 22, 1930, after a marriage contracted October 27, 1929.
  • 03 Mar 1931 Charging that her husband, Harvey C. Fordyce was guilty of cruelty and failure to provide, Mrs. Gertrude Fordyce was granted a divorce by Judge Charles J. Ryan in superior court No. 1 yesterday. Amplifying the cruelty charges, Mrs. Fordyce averred the Fordyce had been quarrelsome, guilty of intoxication and failure to provide and that he occasionally had declines to speak to her for weeks. Married March 20, 1929, they separated November 27 the same year. Her former name was restored.
  • 03 Mar 1931 Mrs. Naomi Shaughnessy of 1417 Forth street sued for divorce in superior court No. 1 from Richard Shaughnessy, averring that he frequently abused and swore at her, threatened to do her great bodily harm and absented himself from home for long periods. They separated last month after marriage in 1926. Mrs. Shaughnessy asked custody of her child.
  • 03 Mar 1931 Jesse S. Finley sued Mrs. Edith Rose Finley for divorce in superior court No. 1, his complaint averring that she "became mad and angry" at him with- out cause on his part and that she threatened to leave him. Wedded July 20, 1928, they separated December 30,last year.
  • 03 Mar 1931 Judge George H. Leonard awarded Mrs. Pearl Duncan a divorce from Jay Duncan in superior court No. 2 on her allegations that Duncan had failed to provide, been abusive and cruel and chased her with a gun. They married September 7, 1928, separating December 9, 1930. Her former name, Pearl Ruchel was restored.
  • 04 Mar 1931 Alleging that her husband, Anthony K. Runyan, spent "a large part of his wages for intoxicating liquor and gambling," and that she was therefore compelled to work in a factory in order to obtain money to pay the house rent, buy food and clothing for herself and meet other expenses, Mrs. Irma E. Runyan of 140 East Pontiac street filed suit for divorce yesterday. Married October 27, 1926, the Runyan's separated last month, it was said. Mrs. Rynyan's complaint further averred that Runyan nagged at and quarreled with her and occasionally struck her. She asked that her name be restored to Irma E. Loy.
  • 04 Mar 1931 Mrs. Francis Cira of 1006 Maxine drive instituted action in superior court No. 1 to terminate her marriage to James Cira, alleging that he failed to provide a home for the child and herself or to support them, and that he refused to work when employment was offered him. She asked that she be granted custody of the child. They separated last month.
  • 04 Mar 1931 Divorce and $1,000 alimony were sought by Mrs. Clara C. Bardey, 2015 Weisser Park avenue, in a suit filed against Joseph L. Bardey in superior court No. 1. Mrs. Bardey claimed that Bardey nagged and swore at her and occasionally made threats against her in the presence of the two children, custody of whom she seeks. Wedded in 1908, the Bardeys separated this month.
  • 04 Mar 1931 George Feuchter, 2725 Fox avenue entered suit in circuit court to end his marriage to Mrs. Mary S. Feuchter, charging desertion. The marriage was contracted April 6, 1915. His complaint charged that one before she deserted him "under peculiar circumstances," but that she "succeeded under certain promises in returning and living with him until her last desertion." The alleged desertion was "without fault on his part," it was claimed.
  • 04 Mar 1931 Mrs. Rose Brazier was granted a divorce from Clyde Brazier in superior court No. on allegations that he occasionally came home in an intoxicated condition at 2 or 3 o'clock in the morning and told her to get out and get a divorce. A separation last November disrupted the marriage which was entered into in 1921. Mrs. Brazier's former name, Rose Gibson was restored, and she was awarded $125 alimony.
  • 05 Mar 1931 Charging that her husband, Samuel Blaugh began some time ago to maintain " a cold and distant demeanor" toward her and that he would not speak to her for weeks at a time, Mrs. Lorene Blough, route No. 2, Fort Wayne, filed suit for divorce and $15,000 alimony in superior court No. 2 yesterday. They separated this month, their marriage having been contracted November 23, 1920. Mrs. Blough further accused Blough of using profane and abusive language toward her and of unjustly charging her with un-chastity and unbecoming conduct.
  • 05 Mar 1931 Mrs. Velma Mosely of 1402 ˝ Hanna street, sued Clifton Mosely for divorce in superior court No. 1, claiming that he struck her on different occasions, cursed her and called her vile names, failed to provide properly and deserted her, going out of the city for long periods. They separated last month. Mrs. Mosely asked that she be granted custody of her child.
  • 05 Mar 1931 Judge Charles J. Ryan of superior court No. 1 granted Mrs. Violet Gambrell a divorce from Carlton Gambrell on her allegations that Gambrell had failed to provide and associated with other women and that the litigants had separated on previous occasions. Married in November, 1928, the Gambrell's separated last January. Mrs. Gambrell's former name, Violet Teegardin was restored.
  • 05 Mar 1931 Mrs. Mabel Parrot was given a divorce from Alfred Parrot by Judge Ryan on testimony that Parrot was quarrelsome and abusive, that he nagged at her and was frequently absent from home. They married in 1924, separating last October. Mrs. Parrott was given custody of her child, for support of whom Parrott was ordered to pay $20 monthly.
  • 07 Mar 1931 Her husband, John R. Duth called her vile names and struck and beat her, Mrs. Ilone Duth, 1130 East Pontiac street charged in a suit for divorce instituted in superior court No. 1 yesterday, in further amplification of her general contention that Duth had been guilty of cruel and inhuman treatment. Mrs. Duth averred that he had deserted her. The marriage, it was stated was contracted in 191 and the litigants separated in May, 1927.
  • 07 Mar 1931 Evidence in the divorce action of Mrs. Eva B. Hiser against John A. Hiser was partially submitted before Judge George H. Leonard in superior court No. 2, the case being continued until this morning at 10 o'clock for further testimony.
  • 08 Mar 1931 Alleging that his wife, Mrs. Alice Likins, has taken from him and concealed a number of insurance policies on his life and that she took into her possession keys for his automobile, his tool box and safety lock box, L. Vernal Likins, residing in Wayne township outside Fort Wayne, sued for divorce in superior court No. 1 yesterday. Likins complaint further charged that Mrs. Likins refused to wash the four children and get them ready for Sunday school, that she has been "incompatible to the extreme" and has falsely accused him of committing adultery and associating with other women. They separated in February, 1925 after a marriage contracted in 1911, it was stated. Likins asked that he be awarded custody of the children and that the insurance policies be returned to him.
  • 08 Mar 1931 Charging that her husband, George Geiger insisted on her working in order to support them, although he himself was not employed. Mrs. Daisy Geiger filed suit for divorce in superior court No. 1 yesterday. The Geiger's, it was stated, separated last month after a marriage contracted last August. Mrs. Geiger claimed that Geiger struck her on one occasion and cursed her many times. Her complaint further alleged that prior to their separation he "insisted upon engaging in the unlawful possession of liquor. She averred that she remonstrated with him against his actions, but without avail.
  • 08 Mar 1931 Mrs. Hazel Hightower, 1218 Eliza street sued Carl Hightower for divorce in superior court No.1, contending that he continually nagged and found fault with her to such an extent that it was impossible for them to live together longer. Married March 2, 1927, they separated last month.
  • 10 Mar 1931 Mrs. Mildred Phillips of 1801 South Clinton street filed a divorce action in Superior Court No 1 yesterday against J. H. Phillips. Mrs. Phillips claimed that Phillips had failed to provide her with a home and support her. Their marriage contracted last year, was disrupted by a separation in January, 1931. She seeks restoration of her former name, Mildred Jessup.
  • 10 Mar 1931 William S.Revett filed action for a divorce from Mrs. Sarah Olive Revett in superior court No. 1 yesterday. William S. Revett of 3119 Winter street complaint averred that his wife, whom he married in 1920, nagged at and quarreled with him. They separated last year.
  • 10 Mar 1931 A suit for divorce was instituted in superior court No. 1 by Mrs. Olive Foster of 443 West Berry street, against Earl Foster, on general charges that constant strife had made further married life impossible. The Fosters married in 1928.
  • 10 Mar 1931 Mrs. Osyth Preskey of 1210 Orchard street filed suit for divorce from Ray Preskey on general charges that constant strife had made further married life impossible. Married in 1920, the Preskeys separated this month.
  • 10 Mar 1931 Judge George H. Leonard of superior court No. 2 awarded Mrs. Evelyn Mohler a divorce from Othe G. Mohler on her allegation that Mohler had struck and choked her, accused her of associating with other men and admitted to her that he had associated with other women. She further claimed that Mohler had been guilty of non-support and that she had to work and to live with her mother. The Mohlers married in 1923 and separated last February. Mrs. Mohler was given custody of the two children and Mohler was ordered to pay support.
  • 10 Mar 1931 Judge Charles J. Ryan granted Mrs. Ethel I. Preston a divorce from Kenneth L. Preston on testimony that the defendant absented himself from home at nights and failed to provide. Mrs. Preston's former name was ordered restored. The decree dissolved a marriage which, entered into in 1924, was disrupted by a separation in July, 1928.
  • 10 Mar 1931 Mrs. Edna Deam of 4332 Warsaw street, sued Alfred Deam for divorce in superior court No. 2, averring that he came home in a drunken condition, cursed her and call her vile names and on various occasions, struck her. Wedded in 1911, they separated this month. Mrs. Deam seeks custody of her three children.
  • 10 Mar 1931 Because of the alleged failure of her husband, George Miller to make reasonable provisions for her support, Mrs. Mary S. Miller of 2218 Eastbrook drive, had to leave her home and work and was also compelled during a period to depend on the generosity of her relatives, her divorce complaint, entered in superior court No. 1, charged in part. She also claimed that he occasionally came home in an intoxicated condition. They separated last October after a marriage contracted in 1925.
  • 12 Mar 1931 Charging that her husband, Furland Forst, bade false accusations against her, called her vile names and was guilty of other acts of cruelty, Mrs. Elsie Mae Forst was given a divorce, subject to testimony of residence witnesses, by Judge Charles J. Ryan in superior court No. 1 yesterday. Married in 1926, they separated last year. They had separated before, it was said. The entry is to provide for restoration of Mrs. Forst's name to Elsie Mae Woods.
  • 12 Mar 1931 Mrs. Mary Biehl, 434 West Berry street, filed suit in superior court No. 1 for divorce from Alva H. Biehl, claiming that he failed to make reasonable provision for her support. The separated February 6, 1930 after a marriage contracted June 14, 1920. There is one child, custody of whom is sought by Mrs. Biehl.
  • 13 Mar 1931 Charging that her husband, Ronald E. Hester, instead of supporting her, "spent his money for intoxicating liquor and going to dance halls and other places with divers persons," Mrs. Gertrude A. Hester filed suit for divorce in superior court No. 2 yesterday. She charged further that Hester declined to associate with her in any way, although she requested him to live with her. Because of his alleged conduct, she claimed, she was compelled to receive support and maintenance from her parents and to seek employment, they married last October.
  • 14 Mar 1931 Alleging that her husband, Edward Lutz, squandered is money and that she was "embarrassed by the frequent creditors calling at their home and because she was obliged to move from place to place because of the non-payment of their house rent." Mrs. Alice Lutz filed a cross-complaint for divorce in superior court No. 2 yesterday. Mrs. Lutz further charged in part that Lutz cursed and swore at her, stayed away from home on occasions until late at night and failed to provide.
  • 14 Mar 1931 Mrs. Itha Walters filed suit for divorce from Harold F. Walters in superior court No. 1, claiming that he treated her in a cruel and inhuman manner by failing to provide properly. They separated this year after a marriage contracted in September, 1926. Mrs. Walters asked that she be granted custody of the two children.
  • 14 Mar 1931 Her husband, Orest Elwood Greene, drank intoxicating liquor to excess, Mrs. Rose B. Greene averred in a divorce action instituted in superior court No. 1. Custody of the child is sought by Mrs. Greene.
  • 14 Mar 1931 Judge Charles J. Ryan gave Mrs. Beatrice Lamborne a divorce from Oliver H. Lamborne in superior court No. 1 on her testimony that Lamborne was guilty of striking her and of intoxication. Married in 1907, it was stated, they separated in March, 1928.
  • 14 Mar 1931 Annullment of the marriage of Asa D. Smith and Clara J. Smith which, it was said, was entered into in September, 1925 was granted by Judge Ryan.
  • 15 Mar 1931 Her complaint alleging that her husband, Ralph W. Kern, has "neglected to assume the responsibilities of the marriage state," Mrs. Rosamong I. Kern, route No. 6, Covington road, sued for annulment of her marriage, and divorce, in superior court No. 1 yesterday. It was charged that the defendant "entered into a pretended marriage contract" with the plaintiff on September 24, 1927, and that they had never assumed the marital relationship from that time until the action was filed. Mrs. Kern averred that Kern failed to make any provision for her support and to provide her with the necessities of life. The complaint alleged that he "falsely and fraudulently" entered to the marriage contract with her, "knowing at the time that he never intended to assume the marital relationship" or make a home for her or live with her. It was asked that the marriage be declared null and void and that Mrs. Kern's former name. Rosamond Irene Engeman, be restored.
  • 15 Mar 1931 Suit for divorce from Mrs. Velma Gephart was filed in superior court No. 1 by Theodore Gephart, 1014 ˝ Wells street, who charged that she refused to live with him and cook his meals, that she quarreled with and nagged at him and called him vile names in the presence of their children and on several occasions told him to get out of the house. Married in September, 1923, they separated this month. There are three children.
  • 15 Mar 1931 Mrs. Mae Asies instituted suit in superior court No.1 to end her marriage to John Asies on charges that he nagged and quarreled and failed to support her. The marriage was contracted November 27, 1926.
  • 15 Mar 1931 Subject to testimony of residence witnesses, Louis Houchins was given a divorce from Mrs. Mary Houchins by Judge Charles J. Ryan in superior court No. 1 on allegations of Houchins that the defendant had been guilty of cruelty and associated with other men. Wedded in 1913, the parties separated last November.
  • 17 Mar 1931 Charging that her husband, Richard H. Dunlap had been guilty of constant quarreling and habitual intoxication and that he was absent from home at different times and failed to provide, Mrs. Belle R. Dunlap was given a divorce by Judge Charles J. Ryan in superior court No.1 yesterday. Married in 1923, the Dunlaps separated December 25, last year. Mrs. Dunlap's former name, Belle R. Hines was restored.
  • 17 Mar 1931 Mrs. Geraldine Dunbar was Decreed a divorce from Deryll Dunbar by Judge Ryan on her testimony that Dunbar had been cruel and quarrelsome, and told her to get a divorce. Married last September, they separated a month later, it was said. Her former name, Geraldine Lydiksen was restored.
  • 17 Mar 1931 Charges that her husband, Carl Walker had failed to provide won a divorce for Mrs. Celesta Walker in superior court No. 1, terminating a marriage contracted in September, 1919. Custody of the two children was awarded to Mrs. Walker, the defendant being charged with their support.
  • 17 Mar 1931 Suit for divorce was filed in superior court No. 2 by Mrs. Luciel M. Duly, her complaint alleging that her husband, Russell E. Duly, "has spent as high as $20 in one night for intoxicating liquor." That he stayed out all night from time to time and associated with women of ill repute. Mrs. Duly also averred that Duly beat and struck her several times, used vile and profane language toward her and failed to provide proper support for her and her two children, custody of whom she seeks. Wedded in 1924, they separated this month.
  • 17 Mar 1931 Order of dismissal on motion of the plaintiff was entered in the divorce action of Mrs. Ethel Vaughn against Merle Vaughn in superior court No. 1.
  • 18 Mar 1931 Alleging that her husband, Wilbur Murray Berry, recently beat and abused her, "leaving black and blue marks upon her body" and that he had inflicted physical punishment on her on several prior occasion and threatened to kill her, Mrs. Leah Berry, 1916 Webster street, filed suit for divorce in superior court No. 1 yesterday. Wedded in 1922, the Berry's separated this month. There are two children, custody of whom is sought by Mrs. Berry.
  • 18 Mar 1931 Suit for a two-year limited separation and $5,000 alimony was entered against Floyd W. Hoffman in superior court No. 1 by Mrs. Ruth Hoffman, 2026 Redwood avenue, who averred that he struck and beat her on numerous occasions, threatened to kill her and cursed and swore at her repeatedly. Hoffman, it was charged, failed to provide suitably for his wife during a period of more than six months past. They married November 18, 1928, separating this month. Mrs. Hoffman asked that she be given custody of her child.
  • 18 Mar 1931 Mrs. Geraldine Shirey instituted action in superior court No.1 to terminate her marriage to Charles Shirey, charging that he "becomes intoxicated and beats up on her and refuses to give her any money with which to support herself and the baby." They separated this month after a marriage contracted in October, 1929. Mrs. Shirey seeks custody of her child.
  • 19 Mar 1931 Charging that her husband, Leonard Willis, failed to make any reasonable provision for support of his family curing a period of more than two years, although wee able to do so, Mrs. Frieda Willig of 710 Third street filed suit for divorce in superior court No. 1 yesterday. The marriage, contracted in 1923 was disrupted by a separation this month. There are two children, custody of whom is sought by Mrs. Willig.
  • 19 Mar 1931 Mrs. Blanch Brown was given a divorce from William H. Brown in superior court No. 1 yesterday by Judge Charles J. Ryan. It had been averred during the hearing held last November, that Brown had been guilty of cruelty and failure to provide; that he had cursed his wife and called her vile names, and that she had been compelled to support herself. Wedded in 1926, they separated in June, 1929.
  • 19 Mar 1931 Mrs. Nellie M Vought was decreed a divorce in superior court No. 1 by Judge Charles J. Ryan yesterday, from John W. Vought, to whom, it was stated, she was married in 1892, on allegations that there had been constant quarreling for eight years, and that the defendant had been guilty of various acts of cruelty. They separated last March. Custody of a child was vested in Mrs. Bought, Vought being ordered to pay $5 weekly as support.
  • 19 Mar 1931 A cross-complaint previously filed by the defendant in the suit of Howard H. Gee against Minnie N. Gee, for limited separation, was withdrawn in superior court No. 1.
  • 20 Mar 1931 Charges that her husband, Edgar Sandercock had beaten and struck her, cursed her, called her vile names and failed to provide properly were made in a divorce complaint filed by Mrs. Pearl M. Sandercock of 2034 Brown street in superior court No. 1 yesterday. They married in 1928, separating this year.
  • 20 Mar 1931 Mrs. Inez May Neff of 1218 St. Joseph boulevard sued Harry A. Neff for divorce in superior court No.1, averring that he had nagged constantly at her and quarreled with her without cause. They separated this month, the marriage having been contracted in October, 1930.
  • 20 Mar 1931 Suit for divorce was instituted in superior court No. 2 against Mrs. Myrtle E. Snyder by Cliffton Snyder of 1913 Hanna street who alleged that she had nagged at and quarreled with him, told him she did not care for him, falsely accused him of associating with other women and left him for periods of time without explaining her whereabouts. Wedded in 1905, they separated last month. There are seven children, Snyder seeking custody.
  • 21 Mar 1931 His complaint charging in part that his wife, Mrs. Bernice Gasper refused at time to prepare the meals, Kenneth Gasper filed suit for divorce in superior court No. 1 yesterday. The gaspers, it was stated, separated this month after a marriage contracted in 1925. Gasper further alleged that Mrs. Gasper had been quarrelsome and that living with her had become intolerable to him. There is one child.
  • 21 Mar 1931 Mrs. Ruth R. Blossom, who recently sued Richard I. Blossom for divorce, filed a petition against him in superior court No. 1, asking that she be awarded $20 weekly as support for her children and herself.
  • 22 Mar 1931 Charging that her husband, Curtis Spicher was occasionally sullen and that he would refuse to talk to her for weeks at a time, Mrs. Beulah Spicher of 1928 High street sued for divorce in superior court No. 1 yesterday. The parties, it was stated separated this month after a marriage contracted in 1904. Mrs. Spicher claimed that she was obliged to seek employment among strangers because of Spicher's alleged refusal to make proper provision for her maintenance. The wife's complaint averred further that the defendant sometimes stayed away from home, declining on his return to make an explanation concerning where he had been. She claimed that it is no longer possible for her to live in peace and harmony with him.
  • 22 Mar 1931 An amended complaint for divorce was entered in superior court No. 1 by Mrs. Alice Madison against Harrison Madison, it being stated that she had filed an action for dissolution of marital rites in May, 1930, but that a reconciliation had been effected on his "persuasion and promise to amend his ways and treat her more kindly." She asks restoration of her former name, Alice Jones. Mrs. Madison alleged however, that the defendant, instead of mending his ways "has become more vile, careless and treacherous," often staying out until late at night, using vile language toward her and gambling and squandering his money without making provision for her.
  • 22 Mar 1931 Judge Charles J. Ryan granted Mrs. Mattie McDonald a divorce from Willie McDonald on her testimony that McDonald had associated with other women and had been guilty of cruelty. Wedded in 1915, they separated in September 1929. Mrs. McDonald was awarded custody of her child.
  • 24 Mar 1931 Charging that his wife, Mrs. Flossie May Greene failed to comply with certain alleged promises to perform her household duties and cease nagging and quarreling, and that she ordered him to leave the house, Russell Greene of 429 East Lewis street filed a supplemental cross-complaint for divorce in superior court No. 1 yesterday. Married May 3, 1930, they separated October 13, 1930, it was stated, and Mrs. Greene brought her suit for divorce. A temporary reconciliation proved unsuccessful and they have again separated, according to the cross-complaint.
  • 24 Mar 1931 Her husband, Sameul Ganaway, struck her and "sat around and pouted", Mrs. Eliza Ganaway averred in part in superior court No. 2 where she was given a divorce by Judge George H. Leonard. The decree terminated a marriage which, contracted in 1928 was disrupted by a separation last September. Mrs. Ganaway's former name, Eliza McDonald was restored.
  • 24 Mar 1931 Judge Charles J. Ryan granted Mrs. Elnor Coolman a divorce from Roy Coolman in superior court No. 1 on charges that Coolman had been guilty of quarrelling and other acts of cruelty. Wedded in 1926, they separated in December, 1929. Mrs. Cooman's name was restored to Elnor Bowser.
  • 25 Mar 1931 Cross-complaint for divorce and $2,500 alimony was filed by Mrs. Thelma Clark in superior court No. 2 yesterday in the divorce action brought by her husband, Rev. William E. Clark. Allegations of Clark's divorce action were denied in the cross-complaint wherein Mrs. Clark charged that he had been guilty of cruel and in human treatment. The cross-complaint averred that Mrs. Clark has assisted her husband in his work during their married life and that through their joint efforts he "has been able to accumulate personal property in excess of $5,000." It was claimed that she is entitled to a share of the personal property alleged thus to have been accumulated. Restoration of Mrs. Clark's maiden name was also sought. Petition for a change of venue from Judge George H. Leonard was filed by Mrs. Clark. The petition was granted by Judge Leonard and Fred B. Shoaff was appointed special judge by agreement of the parties.
  • 25 Mar 1931 Charging that her husband, Charley Smothers gambled away his money and associated with other women, spending a considerable amount of his cash on them, Mrs. Mabel Smothers, 537 Wallace street, sued for divorce in superior court No. 1 yesterday. They separated this month after a marriage contracted September 4, 1930. Mrs. Smothers further charged that Smothers on many occasions became intoxicated and disagreeable and that he struck her. She asked that her name be restored to Mabel Frazier.
  • 25 Mar 1931 Judge Charles J. Ryan of superior court No. 1 granted Mrs. Esther J. Beall a divorce from Frank E. Beall on her testimony that Beall had been guilty of cruelty, nagging and scolding, that he had deserted her without cause and failed to provide and that she does not known his present whereabouts. Wedded in 1920, they separated February 4, 1929. Mrs. Beall was awarded custody of the children.
  • 25 Mar 1931 George Sierer of 1014 ˝ Wells street filed suit in superior court No. 1 for divorce from Mrs. Rachel Sierer, claiming that she continually scolded and nagged at him, left him and refused to live with him for more than a year. They married in 1922, separating in January, 1929.
  • 25 Mar 1931 Action for divorce from Ross Ringwalt was entered by Mrs. Mildred Ringwalt of 218 ˝ Main street in superior court No. 1. Mrs. Ringwalt alleged in her complaint that Ringwalt, whom she married January 12, 1931, failed to support her and made threats that he would do her bodily harm if she filed for divorce. They separated this month.
  • 25 Mar 1931 Divorce action of Lucile M. Duly against Russell E. Duly was ordered dismissed in superior court No. 1.
  • 26 Mar 1931 Alleging that her husband, George M. Walter told her he was in love with another woman, that he no longer had any affection for his wife and desired to be free from marital obligations to her. Mrs. Margaret Walters of 4224 Robinwood drive sued for divorce in superior court No. 1 yesterday. Married in 1919, they separated this month. Mrs. Walter further charged that Walter had cursed her and "struck her with great force and violence." She asked that she be decreed custody of her child and support.
  • 26 Mar 1931 Charles E. Berry filed suit in superior court No. 1 for divorce from Mrs. Donna A. Berry, averring that she swore at him, refused to keep house for him, associated with bad company and threatened to injure him. They separated this year after a marriage contracted in 1914.
  • 26 Mar 1931 Judge Charles J. Ryan of superior court No. 1 granted Mrs. Thelma Hamilton a divorce from Henry Hamilton and $1,000 alimony on her allegations that Hamilton and she had separated previously and that he got drunk and associated with other women. Wedded in 1927, they separated in January this past year.
  • 26 Mar 1931 Mrs. Nellie E. Fisher of 1222 Burgess street sued Glenn W. Fisher for divorce in superior court No. 1, claiming that he treated her cruelly and cursed and swore at her. They married August 19, 1930, separating this month. Mrs. Fisher seeks restoration of her former name.
  • 26 Mar 1931 Mrs. Clara J. Manitu filed suit for divorce from John Manitu in superior court No. 2, alleging that he was occasionally under the influence of intoxicating liquor and that he cursed her and called her indecent names and often threatened to strike and beat her. The complaint averred that Manitu on one occasion while he was under the influence of liquor, struck and beat her "and would have knocked her to the floor except for the intervention of strangers present." She also charged that her failed to provide. They separated this month, the marriage having been entered into last October.
  • 27 Mar 1931 Charging that because of the nagging and scolding of his wife, Mrs. Evelyn Gilliam, he was compelled to leave his home and find a residence elsewhere. Easton Gilliam of 3143 Thompson avenue filed suit for divorce in superior court No. 1 yesterday. Married in 1921, the Gilliams separated this month. "Gilliam's complaint further alleged that the defendant was "insanely jealous" of him.
  • 27 Mar 1931 Mrs. Hazel Brown of 741 Lillian street sued Walter Brown for divorce in superior court No. 2, claiming that he swore at and struck her. They separated this month after a marriage contracted in 1925.
  • 27 Mar 1931 Suit for divorce against Mrs. Mary E. Lehman was entered in superior court No. 1 by Louis J. F. Lehman of 4010 South Wayne avenue, who alleged that she nagged at and cursed him, threatened to kill him and on more than one occasion, informed his she did not care for him anymore and wanted him "too get out of their home and remain out." Wedded in 1928, they separated this month.
  • 27 Mar 1931 Divorce action of Mrs. Edna L. Berry against Wilber M. Berry was ordered dismissed in superior court No. 1.
  • 31 Mar 1931 Charging that her husband, Robert S. Hedges would occasionally stay-out until the early morning hours and would give her "no suitable accounting of his whereabouts," Mrs. Ottilie Hedges of 4010 Reed street sued for divorce in superior court No. 1 yesterday. They married January 17, 1931 and separated March 20, according to the complaint. On two occasions Mrs. Hedges averred her mate came home in an intoxicated condition and threatened to do he harm. She also claimed that he cursed her and failed to provide. She asked restoration of her former name, Ottilie Yeshae.
  • 31 Mar 1931 Mrs. Maryellyn de Remer of 1612 Fletcher avenue filed suit for divorce from Joseph E. de Remer in superior court No. 1, asserting that he bagged and scolded at her until it became impossible for her to live with him and that he falsely accused her of associating with other men. Their marriage, contracted in August 1921, was disrupted by a separation this month.
  • 31 Mar 1931 Mrs. Maxine Roda of 428 Buchanan street began suit for divorce in Superior Court No. 1, from Crystal Roda, alleging that he cursed her, called her vile names and struck and beat her. They married in July, 1929.
  • 31 Mar 1931 Mer husband, Glenn M. Adams associated with other women and at different time told her to get a divorce, that he would not live with her any longer, Mrs Gathryn B Adams charged in an action to end her marriage, contracted in 1926 in superior court No. 1.
  • 31 Mar 1931 His wife, Mrs. Anna T. Fink has failed to live with him as his wife for nearly two years past, has not attended to her household duties and "has no stayed at home to care for her home or make life comfortable for him." Orwill C. Fink charged in a divorce suit entered in superior court No. 2. They separated in January, 1929 after a marriage entered into in 1919. There are two children, now residing with their mother, Fink seeking an order for their care and custody subject to discretion of the court.
  • 31 Mar 1931 Judge George H. Leonard of superior court No. 2 granted Mrs. Alice Lutz a divorce from Edward Lutz on a cross-complaint on her allegations that Lutz spent money to feed his rabbits instead of food for his eight children. She charged further, in part, that he did not buy a dress for her in 10 years and that her friends gave her clothes and that he associated with other women. Married in 1915, the parties separated last month. Mrs. Lutz was awarded the children under custody of the board of children's guardians, Lutz being ordered to pay $7 weekly for support of the children.
  • 31 Mar 1931 A plea in abatement filed by the defendant in the divorce action of Mrs. Effie M. Rinehart against Roland S. Rinehart was overruled by Judge Clarence R. McNabb in circuit court.

  • 02 Apr 1931 Mrs. Hannah Bartlett was decreed a divorce from Harold M. Bartlett by Judge Charles J. Ryan in superior court No. 1 yesterday. Mrs. Bartlett charged that her husband, whom she married in 1920, the separation taking place in October, 1926, had been guilty of desertion during a period of five years. She was awarded custody of her two children, Bartlett being held responsible for their support.
  • 02 Apr 1931 Mrs. Rhea Williams was decreed a divorce from Harry Williams by Judge Charles J. Ryan in superior court No. 1 yesterday. The marriage of Mr. and Mrs. Williams was contracted in 1911, the parties separating in March 1930. Custody of the two children was vested in Mrs. Williams.
  • 02 Apr 1931 subject to testimony of residence witnesses, Mrs. Charlie Milholland was given a divorce from Leon Glenn Milholland by Judge Ryan on her testimony that there had been constant quarreling and the Milholland had been guilty of cruelty and desertion They separated last December after a marriage entered into in 1927. Mrs. Milholland was granded custody of her child and Milholland was ordered to pay $6 weekly as support.
  • 02 Apr 1931 Mrs. Grace Stewart filed suit for divorce from Earl Stewart in superior court No. 1, her complaint alleging that he was convicted of a crime and sentenced to the reformatory at Pendleton. She seeks restoration of her former name, Wedded in 1921, the separated February 14, 1931.
  • 03 Apr 1931 Averring that her husband, Adrian Rhyne, told her on numerious occasions to get a divorce, "that he loved another woman." Mrs. Nilah Rhyne filed an action to terminate her marriage in superior court No. 1 yesterday. Wedded December 2, 1929, the Rhynes separated January 2, 1931, it was stated. Mrs. Rhyne further charged that Rhyne deserted her and left her without reasonable means of support. She sought restoration of her former name, Nilah Teegarden.
  • 03 Apr 1931 Ralph Diehm sued Mrs. Esther Diehm for divorce in superior court No. 1 on grounds being stated in the complaint, The parties married August 8, 1930.
  • 03 Apr 1931 Subject to testimony of residence witnesses, Mrs. Etta Wojciechowski was granted a divorce from Bruno Wojciechowski by Judge Charles J. Ryan in superior court No. 1. Mrs. Wojciechowski was awarded custody of child, Wojciechowski, being charged with its support. They married in 1926. Mrs. Wojciechowski alleged that the defendant had been convicted in a criminal case.
  • 04 Apr 1931 Alleging in part that his wife, Mrs. Esther M. Honeck would occasionally stay out late at night and inform him it was none of his business where she was, Henry W. Honeck of 418 LaSalle street sued for divorce in superior court No. 1 yesterday. Married March 10, 1926, Honecks separated this month. Honeck charged further that the defendant threatened his life and urged him to leave her and get a divorce. She failed to keep properly the home he provided for her, he also averred.
  • 05 Apr 1931 His complaint alleging that his wife, Mrs. Marie Subzda has become enraged without reason and thrown articles at him, that she nagged constantly and "asked him for money and clothes," Ray Subzda sued for divorce in circuit court yesterday. The parties, it was said married January 20 and separated this month when the defendant deserted the plaintiff.
  • 05 Apr 1931 In superior court No. 2 Judge George H. Leonard awarded Russell Hoffman his legal freedom from Mrs. Helen C. Hoffman on allegations that she told the plaintiff to get a divorce, stayed out late a night and refused to go out with him. They married in 1924. Custody of the child was vested in its grandparents, Albert and Myrtle Ramsey, Hoffman being ordered to pay $4 weekly as support.
  • 05 Apr 1931 Artie L. Custer was given a divorce from Mrs. Alice E. Custer in superior court No. 1 on charges that she had been guilty of desertion for more than two years. Wedded in 1920, they separated in August, 1924. Custer was decreed custody of the child.
  • 05 Apr 1931 Testimony that her husband, Bronson Klopfenstein had stayed out nights, associated with other women and otherwise been guilty of cruelty, won a divorce in superior court No.1 for Mrs. Marian Klopfenstein, terminating a marriage which entered into in 1926, was disrupted by a separation last September. Custody of the child was placed with Mrs. Klopfenstein and Klopfenstein was ordered to pay its support.
  • 05 Apr 1931 Mrs. Clara Jueschke was granted a divorce in superior court No. 1 from Frank F. Jueschke on averments that he struck her several times, was quarrelsome and made false accusations against her. They married in 1916, separating in January, this year. Mrs. Jueschke was given $100 judgement for alimony.
  • 05 Apr 1931 Decree of divorce was entered for Mrs. Etta Wojciechowski in her action against Burmo Wojciechowsk in superior court No. 1, evidence having been submitted April 2.
  • 05 Apr 1931 Alleging that her husband, Leo O'Melia refused to buy her any clothing and that she "was compalled to work at stores and do housework in order to purchase clothing for herself and daughter by a former marriage," Mrs. Marie O'Melia instituted suit in superior court No. 1. At times, it was charged, Mrs. O'Melia contributed to the defendant's support. She charged further that he occasionally became intoxicated and associated with immoral women. Married in 1925, the parties separated last June.
  • 07 Apr 1931 Charging that her husband, Arthur Treece, ordered her to leave their home and that he cursed her, called her vile names and struck and beat her, Mrs. Vesta Treece of 343 Arcadia court sued for divorce in superior court No.1 yesterday. Married in June, 1922 the parties separated this month. There is one child, custody of whom is sought by Mrs. Treece.
  • 07 Apr 1931 Her husband, John Fisher frequently told her he no longer cared to live with her and that he wanted her to leave his home. Mrs. Anna Fisher alleged in a divorce action instituted in superior court No. 1. They separated this month after a marriage contracted in June, 1924.
  • 07 Apr 1931 Mrs. Waneta Ingersoll entered suit in superior court No. 1 to end her marriage to Guy Ingersoll, averring that he created such constant strife that for them to live longer together as husband and wife was intolerable. Wedded in June, 1926, they separated last July.
  • 07 Apr 1931 In superior court No. 1 Judge Charles J. Ryan gave Mrs. Helen York a divorce from H. E. York. Mrs. York charged that her husband had stayed out nights and refused explanations, was abusive, drank heavily and failed to provide. They separated last September after a marriage entered into in 1926. Mrs. York was awarded custody of her child and York was ordered to pay $5 weekly for its support.
  • 05 Apr 1931 In superior court No. 1 Judge Charles J. Ryan gave Mrs. Jennie H. Heinkel her legal freedom from Albert F. Heinkel. Mrs. Heinkel won the decree and custody of her three children on averments that her husband had failed to provide for more than two years. They married in 1915 and separated in November, 1929. Heinkel was charged with support of the children.
  • 08 Apr 1931 Her complaint alleging that her husband, Robert L. Seney threatened to kill her and that he has ordered her to leave the home, Mrs. Mildred Seney of 4434 Weisser Park avenue, sued for divorce in superior court No. 1 yesterday. Married in 1920, they separated this month. There are three children, custody of whom is sought by Mrs. Seney; who claims further that Seney failed to support her and the children during recent years.
  • 08 Apr 1931 Charging that her husband, Roy Thompson cursed her, quarreled with her, shook and struck her, Mrs. Nina Thompson filed action to end her marriage in superior court No. 1 yesterday. They separated this month after a marriage contracted January 22, 1931, according to the complaint. Mrs. Thompson sought restoration of her former name, Nina Knox.
  • 08 Apr 1931 Mrs. Charlotte Hershburger filed suit in superior court No. 1 for divorce from Olin Hershburger, averring that he failed to provide properly and that she was obliged to earn a livelihood for her child and herself. They separated this month, the marriage having been entered into in 1926. Custody of the child is sought by Mrs. Hershburger.
  • 08 Apr 1931 Glenn W. Fisher filed a plea in abatement to the divorce action instituted by his wife, Mrs. Nellie E. Fisher, in superior court No. 1, charging that she was not continuously a resident of Allen county for six months preceding the filing of the suit, but that she lived in Decatur.
  • 09 Apr 1931 Charging that her husband, David Taylor failed to provide properly for her and that he treated her in a cruel and inhuman manner by quarrelling with and nagging at her. Mrs. Marie Taylor was granted a divorce by Harry F. Kennerk, acting as special judge, in superior court No. 1 yesterday. According to Attorney Ralph J. Miller, who represented Mrs. Taylor, the defendant is the man who, also known as Harold Taylor, voluntarily gave himself up to circuit court authorities February 26, 1931, after violating the conditions under which a 2-to-14 years reformatory sentence against him for forgery had been suspended in 1928. Judge Clarence R. McNabb of circuit court Tuesday ordered Taylor released under probation for two years. Taylor, it was stated had served 41 days in the Allen county jail since he surrendered and made restitution under the terms of the suspended sentence granted on his plea of guilty during the administration of Sol A. Wood as former circuit court judge. It being revealed that Taylor was practically without funds, Judge McNabb allowed him the privilege of sleeping at the county jail nights if he so desired while engaged during the daytime in seeking employment. The divorce complaint stated that the Taylors married in 1925 and separated in April 1930.
  • 09 Apr 1931 Judge George H. Leonard of superior court No. 2 gave Mrs. Amy Hirons a divorce from Hugh Hirons on her allegations that Hirons stayed out almost every night until midnight, that he quarreled with and nagged at her and that they could not get along. The wife was also awarded custody of a child involved, Hirons being ordered to pay $12 weekly for its support and $5,000 alimony. The parties separated last June after a marriage contracted in 1915.
  • 10 Apr 1931 Alleging that her husband, Ira Dennis struck and beat her, cursed her and called her vile names and falsely accused her of associating with other men, Mrs. Eva Dennis of 1110 Osage street filed suit for divorce in superior court No. 1 yesterday. Married March 8, 1920, the parties separated this month. There are two children, custody of whom is sought by Mrs. Dennis.
  • 10 Apr 1931 Charges that her husband, Ray Hilyard was guilty of cruel and inhuman treatment in that he frequently struck her were made by Mrs. Eunice Hilyard in a divorce action entered in superior court No. 1. They separated this year, having been married December 26, 1926.
  • 10 Apr 1931 William Linnemeier instituted suit in superior court No. 1 to end his marriage to Mrs. Minnie Linnemeier, alleging that she nagged at him and found fault and that for them to live together is unbearable. Wedded in 1902, they separated in 1927.
  • 10 Apr 1931 Mrs. Nellie I. Freeman sued for divorce from Raymond N. Freeman in superior court No. 1, averring that he refused to live with her and failed to provide for more than two years. The marriage contracted in 1928 was disrupted by a separation this month. Mrs. Freeman asked that she be given custody of her child.
  • 10 Apr 1931 A plea in abatement was filed by Floyd W. Hoffman in a divorce suit entered by his wife, Mrs. Ruth Hoffman. It being alleged that she has not been a legal resident of Indiana for a sufficient time.
  • 10 Apr 1931 Charles H. Duffy was awarded a divorce from Mrs. Anna Duffy in superior court No. 1 on charges that she was guilty of cruel and inhuman treatment. They married May 17, 1925 and separated January 7, 1930.
  • 10 Apr 1931 Order of dismissal on motion of the plaintiff was entered in the divorce suit of Mrs. Lucille Craig against Oscar Craig in superior court No. 1.
  • 11 Apr 1931 Alleging that his wife, Mrs. Alice Mae Pabst associated and corresponded with other men, William R. Pabst was granted a divorce by C. Byron Hayes, Judge pro tem in superior court No. 1 yesterday. Married in 1925, they separated last October. Pabst further charged that the defendant left home and would not give an explanation.
  • 11 Apr 1931 Suit for divorce from Alphonse Centlivre was filed in superior court No. 2 by Mrs. Marguerite Centlivre who during her entire married life claimed that he failed to provide for her and that it is impossible for them to live together longer. They separated last nonth after a marriage contracted in 1923. Mrs. Centlivre asked that her former name, Marguerite Hitzeman be restored.
  • 11 Apr 1931 His wife, Mrs. Catherine Carpenter nagged at him and refused to live away from the home of her father and mother. Charles C. Carpenter averred in a divorce suit instituted in superior court No. 1. Wedded November 9, 1929, they separated this month. There is one child.
  • 12 Apr 1931 Her complaint charging that her husband, Elmer W. Kamm has during a period of more than four years failed to make reasonable provision for his family and that living with him has become intolerable to her, Mrs. Mae Kamm sued for divorce in superior court No. 1 yesterday. Married July 3, 1926, the Kamms separated last December, it was stated. They have two adopted children, a boy and a girl, according to the declaration. Mrs. Kamm asked that she be awarded custody of the girl.
  • 12 Apr 1931 Mrs. Naoma B. Methews was granted a divorce from Joh Mathews by Judge Pro Tem Harry F. Kennerk in superior court No. 1 on allegations that Mathews failed to support her and that he made slanderous remarks concerning her. The parties separated last year after a marriage contracted in 1919. Mrs. Mathews was given custody of the two children during the school year with the provision that Mathews, who was charged with their support, is to have custody during the summer vacation.
  • 14 Apr 1931 Charging that her husband, Vivene Haiflich was guilty of cruelty in that he lift her and failed to provide and that she had thus been compelled to work. Mrs. Elizabeth Haiflich was granted a divorce by Judge Charles J. Ryan in superior court No. 1 yesterday. The parties, it was stated married in 1922. Mrs. Haiflich was awarded custody of her child and Haiflich was instructed to pay $5 weekly for its support.
  • 14 Apr 1931 Mrs. Lillie M.Smith was given a divorce from Newton W. Smith by Judge Ryan on allegations that Smith had struck and slapped her, called her vile names and failed to provide. She had, it was charged taken in washings during a period of approximately 25 years. The separated last December after marriage in 1902.
  • 14 Apr 1931 Cross-complaint for divorce was filed in superior court No. 1 by Mrs. Catherine Carpenter in an action instituted by Charles C. Carpenter, the wife alleging that Carpenter beat and struck her on several occasions and abused her on the day they separated and that he created such "strife and chaos" that for them to live together is unbearable. She averred further that Carpenter deserted her and her baby daughter, custody of which she weeks. Wedded in November, 1929, they separated this month.
  • 14 Apr 1931 Divorce action of Ray Subzda against Marie Subzda, having been erroneously docketed in superior court No. 1 was ordered transferred to All circuit court.
  • 15 Apr 1931 Charging that her husband, Willis F. Magner, nagged and complained to such an extent that her health was impaired, Mrs. Bertha Magner was decreed a divorce on a cross-complaint by Judge Charles J. Ryan in superior court No. 1 yesterday. The parties, according to the wife's cross-complaint, were married less than a month, it being stated that they separated January 25, 1931, after having been wed December 30, 1930. Mrs. Magner further complained that Magner failed to make a home for her apart from the home of his mother and that he advised her to get a divorce. Her former name, Bertha Bowers was restored.
  • 15 Apr 1931 Subject to testimony of residence witnesses, Mrs. Alyce Sampson was given her legal freedom from Lee O. Sampson, her name being restored to Alyce Johnston, on charges that he had been guilty of desertion for more than two years. They married in 1926.
  • 15 Apr 1931 Her husband, Carl Everhart struck her on numerous occasions, cursed her, "stayed out until all hours of the night," and refused to work. Mrs Beulah Everhart of 1223 Sinclair street averred in a divorce complaint entered in superior court No. 1. Because of this alleged failure to provide, it was said she was forced to seek employment in a factory. It was stated that she filed a divorce action against him in September, 1930, but went back and lived with him again on his promises that he would do better. Wedded in 1928, it was said, they separated this month. Mrs. Everhart sought restoration of her former name, Beulah Bayman.
  • 16 Apr 1931 Mrs. Velma Keen was granted a divorce from Herber Keen by Judge Charles J. Ryan in superior court No. 1. Mrs. Keen, whose former name, Velma Arpe was restored, charged that Keen, whom she married in 1924, the separation taking place in 1928, had been guilty of habitual intoxication and failure to provide for more than two years.
  • 16 Apr 1931 Mrs. Louise Bixler was decree her marital freedom from Leland J. Bixler by Judge Charles J. Ryan in superior court No. 1 yesterday. Mrs. Bixler was given a divorce from Bixler on allegation in part that he had stayed out let at nights and failed to provide, thus compelling her to support herself. Wedded in December, 1929, it was stated they separated last November. Mrs. Bixler's name was restored to Louise Crain.
  • 16 Apr 1931 Mrs. Sue K. Koch filed suit in superior court No. 1 for divorce from Paul J. Koch, averring that he failed to support her properly and complained continually, making life together impossible. The separated this month after a marriage contracted in 1920. Mrs. Koch asked that she be granted custody of her child.
  • 16 Apr 1931 Dismissal of the divorce action of Mrs. Blanche Dalwin against Harry Dalwin was entered in superior court No. 2.
  • 17 Apr 1931 Charging that her husband, Thomas P. O'Connell, had cursed her and called her vile names, struck and beaten her and failed to provide properly, Mrs. Edith O'Connell of 1236 Frances street sued for divorce in superior court No. 1 yesterday. The O'Connells, it was stated, married in 1928 and separated this year. There is one child, custody of whom is sought by Mrs. O'Connell.
  • 17 Apr 1931 Mrs. Bessie Garwood filed suit in superior court No. 1 to end her marriage to Fern Garwood on the alleged ground, in part, that he had treated her in a cruel and inhuman manner. They separated in May, 1928 after a marriage contracted in 1920.
  • 17 Apr 1931 Mrs. Mildred Lindenbaum was granted a divorce in superior court on charges that her husband, Martin Lindenbaum had failed to support her and their child, custody of whom she was given. Wedded in 1925, they separated last June.
  • 17 Apr 1931 In superior court No. 1 Mrs. Elma Madlyne Martin entered an action for divorce from Robert Martin, alleging that he would not support her but was insistent on her working for the purpose of supporting him They married in 1929 and separated last February. There was "constant turmoil" in their home and further living together was intolerable, it was charged, Mrs. Martin further claimed that he remained away from home until late at night and refused to explain his whereabouts.
  • 17 Apr 1931 His mate, Mrs. Trecia Bishop, frequentlytld him she no longer cared for him and did not expect to continue to live with him as his wife and on the date of their separation, she took their child and left their home. Sidney W. Bishop alleged in a divorce suit instituted in superior court No. 1. They separated last September after a marriage contracted in 1927.
  • 17 Apr 1931 Mrs. Sophia Foltz filed suit in superior court No. 1 to end her marriage, contracted in 1929 to Lester S. Foltz, charging cruel and inhuman treatment. They separated this month.
  • 17 Apr 1931 Judge George H. Leonard of superior court No 2 awarded Edward J. Horstman a divorce from Marcelle Horstman on allegations that she had neglected her household duties, failed to take care of her children and told her husband to get a divorce. They had separated before, but "patched up" their differences, it was said. The marriage, entered into in 1925, was disrupted by a separation last January. Custody of the two children was vested in Horstman.
  • 17 Apr 1931 Mrs. Virginia Mae Close began suit in superior court No. 1 for divorce from Robert D. Close, her complaint asserting that he struck and beat her, failed to provide properly and that frequent arguments arose over trivial matters, making living together intolerable. Wedded in 1929, they separated last November. Mrs. Close asked that she be given custody of the child.
  • 18 Apr 1931 Charging that her husband, Jess Moser, on numerous occasions told her "to leave his house, the he wanted nothing more to do with her," Mrs. Margie Moser filed a cross-complaint for divorce and $500 alimony in superior court No. 1 yesterday. Married in May, 1930, they separated in September, it was stated. At various time during their married life, Mrs. Moser's cross-complaint further alleged in part, Moser falsely accused her of associating with other men. Finally, his conduct toward her became so intolerable that she was forced to leave and return to her parents' home. She claimed that he never contributed to her support, nor purchased proper clothes for her or gave her money with which to purchase her clothes.
  • 18 Apr 1931 Mrs. Lavinia L. Smith sued in superior court No. 1 for divorce from Benjamin H. Smith, her complaint alleging that he was convicted of a felony in Whitley county circuit court in 1928. They separated in June, 1928 after a marriage contracted in January, 1927. There is one child, custody of whom is sought by Mrs. Smith.
  • 19 Apr 1931 Her complaint alleging that her husband, Rollo Dugan struck her, drank to excess and failed to support her, Mrs. Gertrude Margaret Dugan flied suit for divorce in superior court No. 1 yesterday. She further charged that Dugan has continually complained without justification of his treatment by her and that she was compelled to separate from him by reason of his conduct. Wedded in 1921, they separated this month. There are two children, custody of whom is sought by Mrs. Dugan who also asks that she be granted support.
  • 21 Apr 1931 Her complaint alleging that her husband Andrew J. Piatt failed to provide properly for her and furnish her a home and that he "forced her to live with his parents much to her disgust and discontent," Mrs. Ruth Piatt sued for divorce in superior court No. 1 yesterday. It was charged further that, Piatt refused to allow the plaintiff to visit her own parents and relatives, that he quarrel with and swore at her and called her vile names and that at times, during fits of passion he struck her. They separated this month after a marriage contracted last May. Mrs. Piatt asked that she be granted custody of her child and that her former name be restored.
  • 21 Apr 1931 Mrs. L. Hazel Zink began action in superior court No. 1 to end her marriage to William C. Zink, averring that he told her on numerous occasions to obtain a divorce, that he left the city and failed to provide for her and that he "complained continually and persistently," Wedded in 1931, they separated last March. Custody of the child is sought by Mrs. Zink.
  • 21 Apr 1931 Judge Charles J. Ryan granted Mrs. Dessie Crist a divorce from Albert Crist in superior court No. 1 on her charges that Crist made false accusation against her, struck her and failed to provide. They married in July, 1930 and separated last February. Mrs. Crist's former name, Dessie Scroeder was restored.
  • 21 Apr 1931 Mrs. Viola Demske was given a divorce from Fred Kemske in superior court No. 1, custody of the children being vested in her. Married in 1923, they separated last October.
  • 21 Apr 1931 A plea in abatement entered by the defendant in the divorce action of Effie M. Rinehart against Roland S. Rinehart was overruled by Judge Clarence R. McNabb in circuit court.
  • 22 Apr 1931 Her husband, Paul H. Eggimann told her on numerous occasions to leave the home in which they were living, Mrs. Jeanne L. Eggimann averred in a complaint for divorce filed in superior court No. 1 yesterday. Married March 31, 1929, the Eggimann's separated this month. There is one child, custody of whom is sought by Mrs. Eggimann.
  • 22 Apr 1931 Judge Charles J. Ryan in superior court No. 1 granted Herman F. Kuhn his legal freedom from Mrs. Ethel Ruby Kuhn on allegations that she one struck him with a shoe, that she made false accusations against him and that there were constant quarrels. They separated February 6, 1931 after a marriage contracted in March 1929.
  • 22 Apr 1931 Hairem K. Perry was given a divorce from Mrs. Killie Perry in superior court No. 1 by Judge Charles J. Ryan on assertions that she refused to live with him and was guilty of cruelty and abandonment. Her former name was restored. Wedded in September, 1929, the parties separated last July.
  • 22 Apr 1931 Her complaint alleging in part that her husband, George Venis was "an habitual gambler" and that he was away from home "nearly every night until 12 and o o'clock," Mrs. Lula Venis sued for divorce in superior court No. 1 yesterday. Married in 1922, they separated this month. It wa further charged in the complaint that Venis drank and that on one occasion he struck the plainriff and threw her on the floor. On several occasions, it was averred he deserted Mrs. Venis and the two children, leaving them without proper support.
  • 22 Apr 1931 Mrs. Wahnetta E. Van Horn filed suit for divorce from Merle J. Van Horn in superior court No. 1, claiming that he "continually and persistently complained" and found fault with her, and caused strife between them. They separated this month after a marriage contracted in April, 1929. Mrs. Van Horn seeks restoration of her former name, Wahnetta E. Dell.
  • 22 Apr 1931 Alleging that his wife, Mrs. Rhoda B. Sommers "nagged at hime continually during the time they lived together," associated with other men and refused to perform her household duties, George J. Somers entered an action to end his marriage in superior court No.1. He charged that she left him and that her present whereabouts are unknown to him. Wedded in 1920, they separated in 1921.
  • 22 Apr 1931 Divorce suit of Howard Harper against Mrs. Helen Harper was ordered dismissed on motion of the plaintiff in superior court No. 1.
  • 23 Apr 1931 Charging in part that her husband, William Dick had told her to get a divorce, Mrs. Hilda Dick was given one, subject to the testimony of residence witnesses, by Judge Charles J. Ryan in superior court No. 1 yesterday. Married in November, 1929, the Dicks separated last February. Mrs. Dick averred further that Dick had cursed and sworn at her and been guilty of cruelty and failure to provide.
  • 23 Apr 1931 Judge Ryan heard evidence in the divorce action of Mrs. Gladys Rayl against Harry Rayl, granting the wife a decree subject to residence witnesses, on her allegations that Rayl had deserted her, been guilty of cruelty and associated with another woman. Mrs. Rayl was awarded custody of the two children, Rayl being charged with their support. Their marriage contracted in 1925, was disrupted by a separation in February, 1930.
  • 23 Apr 1931 Mrs. Hazel Denig was given her legal freedom from Herbert Denig by Judge Ryan in superior court No. 1 on assertions that Denig had been quarrelsome and cruel, that he had been guilty of nagging, had used profanity, made personal threats against her and told her to obtain a divorce. Wedded in 1926, they separated last February. Mrs. Denig was given custody of her child, Denig being charged with its support.
  • 24 Apr 1931 Charging that her husband, Harry T. Arney, struck and beat her with his fists, Mrs. Rosemary Arney of 2005 Spring street filed suit for divorce, custody of her child and $2,000 alimony in superior court No. 2 yesterday. Mrs. Arney further claimed that Arney cursed and swore at her and called her vile names and that in order to care for and support herself and child she was compelled at time to rely on the charity of relatives and friends. The Arneys separated this month after a marriage contracted in 1926.
  • 24 Apr 1931 Charles V. Sheefel sued Mrs. Ruth Sheefel for divorce in superior court No. 1, his complaint alleging that prior to the separation this month she was guilty of adultery. The Sheefel's married in 1927. There is one child, custody of whom was sought by Sheefel.
  • 24 Apr 1931 Claiming that he was compelled to leave home several times during his married life. Charles L. Darrow began action against Mrs. Marian Darrow for divorce in superior court No.1. Wedded in 1928, they separated this month.
  • 24 Apr 1931 Judge George H. Leonard granted Mrs. Anna Hart a divorce from John Hart in superior court No. 2, the case having been under advisement since March 21. Mrs. Hart was given custody of three children, Hart being ordered to pay $10 weekly for their support. The divorce decree terminated a marriage which, solemnized in 1912 was disrupted by a separation last May. When evidence was presented in the case last month, Mrs. Hart alleged in part that the defendant would spit on the floor and go to bed with tobacco in his mouth, although he worked on a coal wagon and that he nagged constantly.
  • 24 Apr 1931 Subject to testimony of residence witnesses, Mrs. Florence A. Kronmiller was given a divorce from john J. Kronmiller by Judge Charles J. Ryan in superior court No. 1, on testimony that Kronmiller had failed to provide. They married in 1912, separating last May.
  • 24 Apr 1931 The divorce action of Mrs. Doris E. Wright against Cloren S. Wright was taken under advisement by Judge Leonard after introduction of evidence in superior court No. 2. Mrs. Wright averred that Wright refused to live with her, told her he did not care for her and occasionally stayed out all night. Wedded in 1922, they separated last November.
  • 24 Apr 1931 Order of dismissal was entered in the divorce suit of Charles E. Bullard against Margaret Bullard in superior court No. 1.
  • 25 Apr 1931 Charging that his wife, Mrs. Anna G. Fenimore "would become angry with him and wouldn't speak for weeks at a time," Lonnie A. Fenimore of 323 Pasadena drive filed a cross-complaint for divorce yesterday in an action instituted by her in superior court No. 2. The Fenimores separated last August after a marriage contracted in 1920. Fenimore further averred in part that his eife would occasionally leave home at 11 or 12 o'clock at night, his complaint alleging in part that she advised him "that she had somebody who would take care of her and she wouldn't have to work anymore." Fenimore asked that he be granted custody of the child.
  • 25 Apr 1931 In superior court No. 1 Mrs. Gladys Meyers sued Edward L. Meyers for divorce, claiming that he "cursed and abused her on the slightest provocation" and ordered her to leave their home. On various occasions, she asserted he threatened to strike her. Married in 1928, the parties separated this month. Mrs. Meyers seeks custody of her child.
  • 26 Apr 1931 Decree of marriage annulment is to be entered for the plaintiff in the suit of Claire Geschwell Goodwin, etc. against Jack Allen Goodwin, etc. when an additional residence witness testifies in her behalf, Judge Charles J. Ryan of superior court No. 1 indicated yesterday. Under terms of the decree the marriage contract is to be declared null and void from the beginning and the plaintiff's former name, Claire Geschwell is to be restored. On Jul 19, 1929, the complaint charged the plaintiff, with good faith on her part, entered into a marriage ceremony with the defendant who at the time and during her acquaintance with him, it was said, went under the name of Jack Allen Goodwin. Unknown to the plaintiff, it was alleged, the defendant had previously been legally married under his correct name, Wilfred Allen Ford, to Helen Ford, and this marriage was still in effect. The plaintiff averred that the defendant had fraudulently represented himself to her "as a single man of marriageable age." She learned on September 14, 1929, that he had previously been married to Helen Fort and was not divorce, it was said. The plaintiff, it was stated, has not lived with him since.
  • 26 Apr 1931 In superior court No. 2 Judge George H. Leonard granted Mrs. Kate Burns a divorce from Robert Burns on her allegations that he quit work last May and has been drunk ever since. She further charged that she had to pay the expenses since that time, being obliged to take in washings. She has worked recently at an industrial plant, it was said. Married in 1920, the parties separated last January. Mrs. Burns' former name, Kate Johnson was restored.
  • 26 Apr 1931 Subject to testimony of residence witnesses, Mrs. Hilda Simon was given a divorce from Henry A. Simon and an alimony award of $7,280 by Judge Leonard in superior court No. 2. Mrs. Simon, whose name was ordered restored to Hilda Schnorr, charged that her husband associated with another woman. They separated last August after a marriage contracted in June, 1929.
  • 26 Apr 1931 Divorce action of Mrs. Oma Phillips against Amos Phillips was taken under advisement by Judge Leonard following introduction of evidence wherein the wife claimed that her husband had deserted her, come home intoxicated and failed to provide. Wedded in October, 1929, they separated last January.
  • 28 Apr 1931 Alleging that her husband, Oscar Buuck occasionally struck and beat her when he was drunk, Mrs. Helen Buuck was granted a divorce by Judge George H. Leonard in superior court No. 2 yesterday. In addition to charging that Buuck frequently came home in an intoxicated condition, Mrs. Buuck averred that he failed to provide. Married in 1929, they separated last January. Mrs. Buuck's name was ordered restored to Helen McKinley.
  • 28 Apr 1931 Judge Leonard entered a divorce decree for Mrs. Eva B. Hiser, whose action against John A. Hiser had geen under advisement. Mrs. Hiser had charged at the time of the trial that Hiser had failed to provide and that there had been constant quarrels between them. Decision of the case terminated a marriage, contracted in 1929 was disrupted by a separation last November. Mrs. Hiser's former name, Eva B. Hays was restored.
  • 28 Apr 1931 Decree for divorce and $7,280 alimony was entered by Judge Leonard in the action of Mrs. Hilda E. Simon against Henry A. Simon, testimony in the case having been introduced Saturday. Mrs. Simon's name was restored to Hilda E. Schnorr.
  • 28 Apr 1931 Cross-complaint for divorce from Mrs. Daisy Crabill was filed by Harvey C. Carbill in an action begun by her, in superior court No. 2. The cross-complaint alleged in part that she constantly found fault with him, interfered with the practice of his profession and abandoned him. They separated last January after a marriage entered into in 1926.
  • 28 Apr 1931 Suit for divorce from Howard Schlup was filed in superior court No. 1 by Mrs. Gladys Schlup, who charged that he had treated her in a cruel and inhuman manner. They separated this month.
  • 28 Apr 1931 Judge Charles J. Ryan of superior court No. 1 awarded Mrs. Mildred Deitschel a divorce from Frank Deitschel on her allegations in past that Deitschel had struck her, failed to provide and been guilty of intoxication. Her name was restored to Mildred Harber. Wedded in 1925, they separated last July.
  • 29 Apr 1931 Charging that her husband, Lonnie A. Fenimore would not speak to her for three months, Mrs. Anna G. Fenimore was granted a divorce by Judge George H. Leonard in superior court No. 2 yesterday. Mrs. Fenimore further alleged that Fenimore told her to "get another fellow, that he didn't care," and that he associated with other women. At one time, she said, he left her for three days. Mrs. Fenimore was awarded custody of a child involved in the case, and $100 alimony. Fenimore was ordered to pay $8 weekly for support of the child.
  • 30 Apr 1931 Alleging that his wife, Mrs. Belvie M. Gilbert, on numerous occasions told him "to take his clothes and leave" their home, John J. Gilbert of 222 East DeWald street, sued for divorce in superior court No. 1 yesterday. Married in 1918, they separated this month. Gilbert charged further that Mrs. Gilbert criticized him and nagged at him without reasonable cause, swore at him, called him vile names, "interfered with his business affairs and insulted his business and social friends" when they called at his home to see him.
  • 30 Apr 1931 Mrs. Margaret Herman of 2310 Eby street filed suit in superior court No. 1 for divorce from Walter Herman, charging that he failed to provide properly for her, that he cursed her, called her vile names and falsely accused her of associating with other men. They separated in 1925 after a marriage contracted the previous year.
  • 30 Apr 1931 Suit for a five-year limited separation was filed by Mrs. Bertha A. Jacobs against Charles V. Jacobs averring that Jacobs failed to provide her and the two children with reasonable support, that he drank and frequently threatened her with bodily harm. Wedded in 1913, they separated this month. Mrs. Jacobs asked that she be given custody of the children and support.
  • 30 Apr 1931 Mrs. Luella Huebner of 2430 New Haven avenue sued George Huebner for divorce in superior court No. 1, claiming that he drank habitually and abused her. They separated this month after a marriage contracted in 1916.
  • 30 Apr 1931 Mrs. Bessie Bacon was decreed her legal freedom from William L. Bacon by Judge Charles J. Ryan in superior court No. 1 on charges that he made false accusations against her, failed to provide and associated with other women. The Bacons married in 1907, separating last October. Mrs. Bacon was awarded custody of her child for support of whom Bacon was ordered to pay $6 weekly.
  • 30 Apr 1931 Gaston Thrash was given a divorce from Mrs. Edna Thrash from Judge Charles J. Ryan in superior court No. 1 on cruelty charges, it being alleged that she left him for three weeks, cursed and swore at him. The separated last January after a marriage contracted in 1923.
  • 30 Apr 1931 A divorce was granted in superior court No. 1 by Judge Charles J. Ryan to Mrs. Jane Oliver in action against Leland W. Oliver, dissolving a marriage contracted in 1929.
  • 30 Apr 1931 In superior court No. 2, Harold R. McClain judge pro tem, awarded Mrs. Grace Lloyd a divorce from Harry G. Lloyd on a cross-complaint charging in part that Lloyd nagged at and quarreled with her without cause. Wedded in 1928, they separated in January this year. Mrs. Lloyd was given custody of her child and Lloyd was directed to pay $5 weekly for its support.

  • 01 May 1931 His complaint alleging in part that his wife, Mrs Lillian Frances Marcrum refused to live with him and that she nagged at him and interfered with his business, Walter P. Marcrum of 1219 West Berry street sued for divorce in superior court No. 1 yesterday. The Marcrums, it was stated separated last October, their marriage having been contracted in 1927. Marcrum further charged that the defendant told him to obtain a divorce.
  • 01 May 1931 In superior court No 1, Mrs. Irene Sieling of 1524 Fisher street, is seeking a divorce from Bernard Sieling, alleged that he failed to make reasonable provision for her support, that he nagged at and quarreled with her and struck and beat her. Wedded in 1915, they separated in 1927. Mrs. Sieling asked that her former name be restored.
  • 01 May 1931 Mrs. Marguerite F. Day sought a divorce in superior court No. 1 from Richard Day on charges that he had failed to provide. They separated last November after a marriage entered into in 1929. She sought custody of their child.
  • 01 May 1931Charging that her husband, Ira Carpenter, cursed her, called her vile names, struck and beat her and threatened to kill her, Mrs. Anna Carpenter filed suit for divorce in superior court No. 1.
  • 01 May 1931 Mrs. Goldie Stummel of 219 East Superior street has filed suit in superior court No. 1 asking a divorce from Frank Stummel, averred that he cursed her, called her vile names and neglected to provide properly. They married in 1918, separating last February. Mrs. Stummel asked custody of her three children.
  • 01 May 1931 Cross-complaint for divorce was filed by Mrs. Marian Darrow in an action instituted in superior court No. 1 by her husband, Charles L. Darrow, it being alleged by her that he failed as a provided. She asked that her name be restored to Marian Zeigler. They separated this month after a marriage contracted in 1928.
  • 02 May 1931 Alleging that her husband, Noble Wagner became "angry at trifles" and at various times unjustly accused her of vicious conduct and of being intimate with other men, Mrs. Athelma Wagner of 1237 Wall street sued for divorce in superior court No. 1 yesterday. Married in 1923, the Wagner's separated this month. Mrs. Wagner further claimed in part that Wagner abused her by calling her names. She asked that her name be restored to Athelma Stroud……
  • 03 May 1931 Averring that his wife, Mrs. Ruth A. Grimes, during a period of more than two years past had contracted financial obligation that he could not meet, Charles Grimes of 1521 Taylor street, in superior court No. 2 yesterday instituted action to end his marriage. Mrs. Grimes, according to the complaint, has departed for Illinois. Wedded February 1, 1927, the litigants separated April 27, 1931, it was said.
  • 03 May 1931 Mrs. Belvie Gilbert of 222 East DeWald street filed a cross-complaint for a two-year limited separation from her husband, John Gilbert in superior court No.1, asking that he be denied a divorce. Gilbert, it was asserted, goes by the name of John although his real name is Julius. Mrs. Gilbert charged in part that he stayed out late at nights, sometime remaining away all night. She began an action against him last year but reconciliation was effected on his alleged promise to stop mistreating her. The marriage was contracted in 1918.
  • 03 May 1931 Charging that his wife, Mrs. Josephine Wolf told him shortly after they were married that she was "dissatisfied with married life," and left him, William C. Wolf filed suit for divorce in superior court No. 1 yesterday. Mrs. Wolf, according to the allegations of her husband's complaint, informed him "that she did not love him nor care for him, that she would not live with him and was going to leave him and would not return." She made good her threat to leave on October 14, 1925, according to Wolf, who claimed that she left him without cause and that he has not heard from her since. They married in 1923.
  • 03 May 1931 His wife, Mrs. Minnie Doran, "willfully and unjustifiably and in the company of another man." left him August 5, 1925, Fred Elsworth Doran of 1930 Lafayette street alleged in a divorce complaint entered in superior court No. 1. The marriage was contracted in 1904. Doran asked that he be granted custody of his child, 17.
  • 05 May 1931 Her husband, William M. Carmer often stayed out late at nights and gave her "no satisfactory explanation as to where he had been," Mrs. Mabel Carmer charged in part in a suit for divorce filed in superior court No. 1 yesterday. The Carmers, it was stated, separated April 12, 1931 after marriage contracted in 1924. Mrs. Carmer's complaint averring that Carmer caused such constant strife that for them to live together in a state of harmony became impossible. She claimed further that he failed to provide properly for her and their child during the past two years and that he told her he did not intend to live with her. She asked that she be granted custody of their child.
  • 05 May 1931 Mrs. Rose Anchors was given her legal freedom in superior court No. 1 by Judge Charles J. Ryan, from John Lester Anchors on allegations that he was guilty of cruelty, failure to provide, which compelled her to earn her own living and associated with other women. Wedded in 1927, they separated last November. Mrs. Anchors former name was restored.
  • 05 May 1931 Miss Winnie Leggett was awarded a divorce in superior court No. 1 from Obie Leggett on a cross-complaint, claiming that he cursed her and called her vile names, struck and beat her, failed to provide and made false accusations. Her former name was restored. The decree ended a marriage which entered into in 1927, was disrupted by a separation last year.
  • 05 May 1931 In superior court No. 2 Judge George H. Leonard granted Jesse S. Finley a divorce from Mrs. Edith Rose Finley, whose name was restored to Edith Rose Walker. Finley alleged that Mrs. Finley was not satisfied with her home, that she stayed out late at nights and "quarreled continually" and that her actions "humiliated him." They married in 1928 and separated last December.
  • 05 May 1931 A cross-complaint filed by the defendant in the divorce action of Della Loucks against George Loucks was dismissed in superior court No. 1.
  • 06 May 1931 Alleging that her husband, Theron Foltz has refused to speak to her or hold any conversation with her since last October, Mrs. Pearl Foltz sued for divorce in superior court No. 2 yesterday. Mrs. Foltz's complaint further charged that Foltz "refused to accompany her any place" and that he objected to her going to the home of her mother. She has worked all during her life with the exception of two years, she claimed. Foltz, his wife averred, has failed to make reasonable provision for her support and that of their child, whose custody she seeks. The parties separated this month after a marriage contracted in 1916.
  • 06 May 1931 Judge Charles J. Ryan of superior court No. 1 granted Mrs. Ethel Roose a divorce from Carlyle H. Roose on her testimony that Roose was cruel and quarrelsome and that he absented himself for long periods. Wedded in 1914, the parties separated in 1929. Mrs. Roose was awarded custody of the two children, for support of whom Roose was ordered to pay $15 weekly.
  • 06 May 1931 In superior court No. 2 Judge George H. Leonard gave John C. Isnogle, Jr. a divorce from Mrs. Vivian Isnogle whose name was restored to Vivian Crabbs. Isnogle alleged that his wife was guilty of constant nagging and quarrelling and that she told him to get a divorce. They married in 1929 and separated last March.
  • 06 May 1931 Judge Clarence R. McNabb entered a divorce for George Feuchter in action against Mrs. Mary S. Feuchter in circuit court, the husband being ordered not to remarry within two years. The decree was entered on charges for cruel and inhuman treatment. The parties married in 1915.
  • 07 May 1931 Charging that her husband, Fred Robbins failed to provide properly and that she was, therefore forced to seek employment among strangers in order to maintain herself, Mrs. Mildred Robbins sued for divorce in superior court No. 1 yesterday. The parties separated last March after a marriage contracted in 1925.
  • 07 May 1931 Ernest B. Bleich of 2110 Oliver street filed an action in superior court No. 2 to terminate his marriage to Mrs. Lucille Bleich, alleging that she deserted him. They were married in 1918.
  • 07 May 1931 His wife, Mrs. Blanche Hughes nagged constantly, quarreled without provocation and used vile and indecent language toward him, Charles Hughes charged in a suit for divorce instituted in superior court No. 2. They married in January, 1929, and separated in January, this year. There is one child.
  • 07 May 1931 Judge Charles J. Ryan granted Mrs. Dorothy Williams a divorce from Park D. Williams in superior court No. 1. Wedded in 1925, the parties separated last January. Mrs. William was awarded custody of the child.
  • 07 May 1931 The divorce action of Mrs. Della Loucks against George Loucks was dismissed in superior court No. 1.
  • 08 May 1931 Her husband, Frank McGuire refused to support her, would not live with her, struck her repeatedly and called her vile and indecent "names," Mrs. Virginia McGuire averred in a suit for divorce filed in superior court No. 1 yesterday. Married in April, 1930, the McGuires separated last December, it was stated.
  • 08 May 1931 Mrs. Eleanor L. Blank of 318 West Washington boulevard sued Robert M. Blank for divorce in superior court No. 1, charging that he associated with other women and failed to provide for his wife. They separated in July, 1927, after a marriage contracted in 1926.
  • 08 May 1931 Mrs. Ruth Richard of 1811 South Clinton street brought suit in superior court No. 2 to end her marriage to Clarence Richard, her complaint alleging in part that he "spends and dissipates his earning by gambling" and that as a result of this she "is embarrassed by his failure to provide an allowance of not more than 50 cents a week." It was further charged by Mrs. Richard that Richard associated with other women, called her "names" and threatened to do her bodily harm. Their marriage, entered into in November, 1929, was disrupted by a separation this month. Mrs. Richard asked that her name be restored to Ruth Sanders.
  • 08 May 1931 Subject to payment of certain fees, Mrs. Alba Jones was given a divorce from Cody Jones by Judge Charles J. Ryan in superior court No. 1 on her testimony that Jones had associated with other women and been cruel and quarrelsome. Wedded in 1914, they separated in May, 1929.
  • 08 May 1931 Divorce actions of Mrs. Lillian Lambert against Floyd Lambert were dismissed on motion if the plaintiff in superior court No. 1.
  • 08 May 1931 Divorce actions of Arthur M. Schoolcraft against Mrs. Mildred Schoolcraft were dismissed on motion of the plaintiff in superior court No. 1
  • 09 May 1931 Alleging that her husband, George Geiger, was in the liquor trade, that he struck and cursed her numerous times and that she was compelled to work, Mrs. Daisy Geiger was granted a divorce by Judge Charles J. Ryan in superior court No. 1 yesterday. The decree terminated a marriage which, contracted last August, was disrupted by a separation in February this year. Mrs. Geiger was granted restoration of her former name.
  • 09 May 1931 Subject to payment of certain fees, L. Vernal Likins was given a divorce from Mrs. Alice Likins by Judge Ryan on testimony that Mrs. Likins refused to live with her husband, and that she made false accusations against him. Married in 1911, the parties separated in February, 1925. There are three children, the case being continued as to their custody and support.
  • 09 May 1931 Charging that her husband, Edward Wolffer continually found fault with everything she did and that at times he struck and beat her "until she would carry black and blue marks about her body for days at a time," Mrs. Emma Wolffer filed suit for a two-year limited separation and $5,000 alimony in superior court No. 2 yesterday. The Wolffers married in 1908. There are four children, custody of whom is sought by Mrs. Wolffer. Mrs. Wolffer's complaint averred further that Wollfe has used "sharp and abusive language" toward her and that constant strife has rendered it intolerable for them to live together.
  • 09 May 1931 Mrs. Hazel Morrical sued in superior court No. 2 for a divorce from Guy Morrical, claiming that he accused her of associating with other men and failed to provide properly for her. The separated last June after a marriage contracted in 1926.
  • 09 May 1931 Divorce and $1,000 alimony were sought by Mrs. Minnie Linnemeier in a cross-complaint filed in an action begun by her husband, William Linnemeier in superior court No. 1. Wedded in 1922, they separated November 13, 1926, when Mrs. Linnemeier charged Linnemeier deserted her. She claimed further that he was guilty of non-support.
  • 10 May 1931 Seeking a five-year limited separation and $1,000 a year alimony, Mrs. Mary E. McColllum filed suit in superior court No. 1 yesterday against her husband, Samuel C. McCollum, alleging that he associated with other women. McCollum, the complaint charged, admitted to his wife that he had associated with a Maude McElroy, formerly a resident of Fort Wayne. Confronted with alleged correspondence between the "other woman" and himself, McCollum, it was averred is part, invited his wife to get a divorce "or do anything she cared to do about the matter, that he was completely through." The McCollum's separated this month after a marriage contracted in 1921. Mrs. McCollum asked that she be awarded custody of her child.
  • 10 May 1931 The divorce suit of Ruby M. Lannen against James. Lannen was dismissed on motion of the plaintiff in superior court No. 1 yesterday.
  • 10 May 1931 The divorce suit of Edna F. Dowden against Ernest Dowden was dismissed on motion of the plaintiff in superior court No. 1 yesterday.
  • 10 May 1931 The divorce suit of Ruth Ternet against William Ternet was dismissed on motion of the plaintiff in superior court No. 1 yesterday.
  • 10 May 1931 Mrs. Alla Jones was decreed a divorce from Cady Jones in superior court No. 1, evidence having been introduced previously and entry of the decree withheld pending payment of certain fees.
  • 12 May 1931 Her complaint alleging in part that her husband, Roy L. Sands, had 'pursued' other women "regardless of their age, size or color," Mrs. Kathryn Sands sued for divorce in superior court No. 1 yesterday. Married in 1923, the parties separated last month. There are two children, custody of whom is sought by Mrs. Sands, who also asks that she be decreed support and restoration of her former name. Mrs. Sands complaint further alleged that during "the past three years by actual count" kept by her, Sands "has spent only 41 nights at home with his family," and that he has associated "with hoodlums, racketeers and gangsters."
  • 12 May 1931 Mrs. Evelyn Shank of 2026 Reidmiller avenue filed suit in superior court No. 2 to end her marriage to Herbert Shank, averring that he has failed to support her properly or maintain a suitable home for more than two years. She claimed that she has been compelled to do factory work in order to support herself and that her husband spent money for liquor.
  • 12 May 1931 Charging in part that her husband, Robert S. Hedges would stay out until early hours of the morning and give "no suitable accounting of his whereabouts," Mrs. Ottilie Hedges of 4010 Reed street sued for divorce in superior court No. 1 yesterday. On several occasions, Mrs. Hedges' complaint further averred, Hedges came home "in a badly intoxicated condition" and threatened to do her harm. It was stated that she sued him for divorce in March, but took him back on his promises to do better. They separated this month. Mrs. Hedges asked that her former name be restored.
  • 12 May 1931 Mrs. Hannah E. Miley filed suit for divorce in superior court No. 1, alleging that her husband, John S. Miley cursed and swore at her, struck and beat her and "committed assault and battery on her." Married in 1927, they separated this month.
  • 12 May 1931 Mrs. Ilean Cowen of 916 Creighton avenue sought a divorce in superior court No. 1 from Theodore Cowen, Claiming that he had vailed as a provider. Their marriage, contracted in 1925, was disrupted by a separation in 1927. Mrs. Cowen asked that she be granted custody of her child.
  • 12 May 1931 Divorce action of Mrs. Viola Bryant against Everett Bryant was ordered dismissed on motion of the plaintiff in superior court No. 1.
  • 13 May 1931 Mathias E. Hammer of Harlan, suing Mrs. Sarah C. Hammer for divorce in superior court No. 2, averred in his complaint that she refused to prepare his meals "or perform any of the duties of a good housewife: and that she nagged at, quarreled with and criticized him. Married November 9, 1930, they separated December 27, it was stated.
  • 13 May 1931 Fred Schlaudroff, in a cross-complaint entered in superior court No. 1, alleged that his wife, Marcella Schlaudroff, refused to cook any meals for him for weeks at a time and that she swore at him, quarreled and falsely accused him of associating with other women. They separated last February after a marriage contracted in 1925.
  • 13 May 1931 Her husband, John Bennett cursed her and swore at her, and treated her in a cruel and inhuman manner, Mrs. Anna Bennett of 341 Melita street charged in an action for divorce and $3,000 alimony instituted in superior court No. 1. Wedded in 1916, the separated this month.
  • 13 May 1931 Mrs. Eda Leer who, according to her complaint was married to Franklin Leer in March, 1899, filed suit in superior court No. 1 for divorce, asserting that he was guilty of cruel and inhuman treatment in that he struck her. They separated July 20, 1929. There are six children, ranging in age from 30 to14 years.
  • 13 May 1931 A decree of divorce was entered by Judge Charles J. Ryan for Mrs. Inez Bowser in action against Clarence Bowser in superior court No. 1. The parties separated in August, 1930, after a marriage entered into in 1927.
  • 13 May 1931 Dismissal on motion of the plaintiff was entered in the divorce action of Husta L. Hughes against Oden Hughes in superior court No. 1.
  • 14 May 1931 Her husband, Forest Steele on more than one occasion left her destitute minus the commons necessities of life and without advising her of his whereabouts, Mrs. Ruth Steele of 722 West Washington boulevard, charged in a divorce action filed in superior court No. 2 yesterday. The separated this month after a marriage contracted in 1928. Mrs. Steele's complaint further charged that when she made a demand for funds with which to maintain their home. Steele told her that she should "get it the best way she knew how." She also alleged that he struck and beat her, falsely accused her of infidelity and admitted to her that he associated with other women. Mrs. Steele asked for restoration of her former name, Ruth Dwight.
  • 14 May 1931 Mrs. Dorothy Bade, suing in superior court No. 1 for a divorce from Alfred Bade, averred that he failed to provide a home or the necessities of life for her and that she has been forced to work and support herself. She asked that her former name be restored. Wedded in 1924, they separated last month.
  • 14 May 1931 Divorce was granted to Mrs. Mae Asies by Judge Charles J. Ryan in superior court No. 1 on her charges that her husband, John Asies left her, failed to provide and was guilty of cruelty. They were married in 1926 and separated in 1928. Her former name, Mae Wallmark was restored.
  • 14 May 1931 Divorce suit of Hattie Contrans against Paul Contrans was dismissed on motion of the plaintiff in superior court No. 1.
  • 15 May 1931 Judge Charles J. Ryan of superior court No. 1, granted Mrs. Pearl Miller a divorce from Raymond J. Miller on her allegations that Miller had made false accusations against her and been guilty of cruelty and failure to provide and that she had been compelled to work. Married in 1927, the Millers separated last January. Mrs. Miller's former name, Pearl France was restored.
  • 15 May 1931 Mrs. Elmina King was decreed a divorce from Lester King in superior court No. 1 on testimony that he had been quarrelsome and cruel and failed to provide. They separated in September, 1927, after a marriage contracted in April the same year.
  • 15 May 1931 In superior court No. 2 Judge George H. Leonard awarded Mrs. Romaine M. Gable a divorce from Russell E. Gable on charges that Gable had associated with other women, cursed his wife and failed as a provider. Wedded in 1922, they separated last January. Mrs. Gable was given custody of the two children and Gable was ordered to pay $10 weekly for their support.
  • 15 May 1931 Charging that her husband, Zack Micu, struck and beat her, cursed her and called her vile names and was guilty of habitual drunkenness, Mrs. Anna Micu of 220 Beadell street filed suit in superior court No. 1 to end her marriage. She asked for restoration of her former name, Anna Resiner.
  • 16 May 1931 Charging the his wife, Mrs. Ines M. Dennis refused to live with him, Earl C. Dennis sued for divorce in superior court No. 1 yesterday. Married in June, 1919, the parties separated in July, 1928, when the defendant abandoned him.
  • 16 May 1931 Her husband, Joh McKeon, struck and injured her and called her vile names, Mrs. Edith McKeon alleged in a divorce complaint entered in superior court No. 1. The McKeon's separated in April 1929, after a marriage contracted in 1918.
  • 17 May 1931 His complaint alleging in part that his wife, Mrs. Gertrude Johann, was guilty of cruel and inhuman treatment in that she occasionally drank liquor, stayed out until morning hours and came in and cursed and abused him, Peter V. Johann sued for divorce in superior court No. 2 yesterday. The parties married on or about December 2, "1926 or 1927," and separated this month. Johann charged further that Mrs. Johann refused to cook his meals or properly keep house for him.
  • 17 May 1931 Lawrence I. Repp filed suit in superior court No. 1 to end his marriage to Mrs. Marjorie K. Repp averring that she departed from their home in November, 1930, and has not returned. On various occasions, he charged, she left their home without cause and told him she did not care for him. When she left the last time, he claimed, she told him she would not live and that he should get a divorce. She is said to be a resident of North Dakota at present. The Repps were married October 25, 1920. There are two children, custody of whom is sought by Repp.
  • 17 May 1931 Charging that her husband, Anthony K. Runyon struck and beat her, drank and failed to support her, Mrs. Irma E. Runyon was granted a divorce by Fred Berkes, judge pro tem, in superior court No. 1 yesterday. Mrs. Runyon's name was restored to Irma Loy.
  • 17 May 1931 Subject to residence witness testimony, Mrs. Florence Foster was given a divorce from Richard Foster on her testimony that he had scolded her and nagged at her and been guilty of cruel and inhuman treatment. She was awarded custody of her child, Foster being charged with its support.
  • 17 May 1931 Suit of Mrs. Daisy Crabill for divorce from Harvey C. Crabill was reassigned for trial May 18. Crabill has filed a cross-complaint in the case.
  • 19 May 1931 Alleging that his wife, Mrs. Velma Funk, falsely accused him of intimacy with other women, Robert Funk filed a cross-complaint for divorce yesterday in an action begun by her in superior court No. 1. Funk's cross-complaint charged that Mrs. Funk was guilty of associating with other men, the names of whom are unknown to him. Wedded March 6, 1926, they separated the last time March 1, 1929, there having been an interval, it was said, from August to December, 1928, when they did not live together.
  • 19 May 1931 Mrs. Lavon Place of 1211 McClellan street sued Orval Place for divorce in superior court No. 1, charging that he failed to provide properly for her and that he associated with other women. They married in September, 1929, and separated in February, 1930.
  • 19 May 1931 Averring the her husband, Arthur S. Brunson has not contributed to her support recently and that she has been dependent on her mother for maintenance, Mrs. Iva. M. Brunson instituted an action in superior court No. 1 to end her marriage. They separated this month after a marriage contracted in 1925, she sets forth.
  • 19 May 1931 Albert F. Kroesch sued Mrs. Lucille M, Kroesch for divorce in superior court No. 2, alleging that prior to their separation last month she told him she no longer had any affection for him and did not want to continue to live with him as his wife and requested him to leave her. Finally, he claimed, she took her personal belongings and left. They married in July, 1926.
  • 19 May 1931 Judge Charles J. Ryan of superior court No. 1 granted Mrs. Regina Hammond a divorce from Charles Hammond on her charges that the defendant stayed out nights, made false accusations against her and called her vile names. They departed last January after having been married in 1923. Mrs. Hammond was awarded custody of the two children, for support of whom Hammond was ordered to pay $10 weekly.
  • 19 May 1931 Decree of divorce was entered for Mrs. Florence Foster against Richard Foster in superior court No. 1, evidence in the case having been heard Saturday.
  • 19 May 1931 Orders of dismissal on motion of the respective plaintiffs were entered in divorce actions which were pending in superior court No. 1 as follows: Joseph against Helen Smith; Gesine against John Krieger; Ruth against Forest Jenner; Pearl against Ray Miller.
  • 20 May 1931 Charging that her husband, Raymond J. Forks, failed to make reasonable provision for her during a period of more than two years, Mrs. Helen Forks sued for divorce in superior court No. 1 yesterday. Married in December, 1925, it was said, the parties separated in May 1929. Mrs. Forks asked that her name be restored to Helen Greiner.
  • 20 May 1931 His wife, Mrs. Frieda A. Jesse, has refused to talk to him or "to have anything to do with him," Fred W. Jesse of 2927 John street averred in an action to terminate his marriage, instituted in superior court No. 1. Jesse alleged further that Mrs. Jesse has made various accusations against him and "has been so cold in her demeanor" toward him "that living at the home has become unbearable and intolerable." The Jesses separated last March after a marriage contracted in 1911. There are four children.
  • 20 May 1931 Mrs. Wanita Hoog of 1814 Clay street filed suit in superior court No. 1 for divorce from Anthony Hoog on charges of desertion. The complaint stated that they were married "the ___ day of 19__ " and separated on "the ___day of 19__."
  • 20 May 1931 Order of dismissal was entered in the divorce action of Lorene Blough against Samuel Blough in superior court No. 2.
  • 21 May 1931 Alleging that her husband, Morris Slagle struck and beat her on numerous occasions, leaving marks on her body for days thereafter, Mrs. Christal Slagle of 1005 Sherman street, filed suit for divorce yesterday. Mrs. Slagle further claimed that Slagle would occasionally come home in an intoxicated condition and quarrel with and curse her. He told her to obtain a divorce, she said. They separated in February, 1930, after a marriage contracted in March, 1927.
  • 21 May 1931 Mrs. Florence M. Fagan sued in superior court No. 1 to end her marriage to James H. Fagan, no grounds for the proposed decree being set up in the complaint. Wedded March 10, 1925, they separated October 1, 1929. There are four children.
  • 21 May 1931 Order of dismissal was entered in the divorce suit of Bertha Foreman against Charles Foreman in superior court No. 1.
  • 22 May 1931 Her complaint alleging in part that her husband, Fred A. Weiss, was "addicted to the drink habit and has come home and lain in drunken stupors," Mrs. Brilliant Weiss of 191 Liberty street filed suit for divorce in superior court No. 2 yesterday. The complaint charged further that Weiss at various times struck and cursed his wife and threatened to kill her. There are three children, custody of whom is sought by Mrs. Weiss. Wedded in 1919, they separated last March.
  • 22 May 1931 Mrs. Julia O'Bannon sued Charles O'Bannon for divorce in superior court No. 1, averring that he "nagged, bickered and used profane language" and became so incompatible that for them to live together as husband and wife is unbearable. At times, it was charged, he would remain away from home for weeks at a time and make no provision for her support. They married in June, 1929, and separated last February.
  • 22 May 1931 A divorce action of Wanita against Samuel Dixie was dismissed on motion of the plaintiff in superior court No. 1 yesterday.
  • 22 May 1931 Mrs. Inez Mae Neff was granted a divorce from Harry A. Neff, her name being restored to Mae Pinchon, by Judge Charles J. Ryan in superior court No. 1. Evidence had been heard previously. The plaintiff was given judgment for $1,800 alimony.
  • 22 May 1931 Mrs. Gertrude Hester was awarded a divorce from Ronald Hester in superior court No. 2 on charged of desertion. Her former name, Gertrude Henry was restored. The parties married in October, 1930.
  • 23 May 1931 Mrs. Flossie Mae Greene was decreed a divorce from Russell F. Greene by Judge Charles J. Ryan in superior court No. 1. Mrs. Greene, whose former name was ordered restored, charged that her husband had been fuilty of cruelty, quarrelsomeness and nagging and that there had been disputes concerning religious matters. Married in May, 1930, they separated in October, it was stated.
  • 23 May 1931 Mrs. Oma Phillips was granted a divorce from Amos Phillips by Judge George H. Leonard in superior court No. 2 yesterday. Mrs. Phillips averred that Phillips had deserted her, come home intoxicated and failed to provide. Wedded on October, 1929, they separated last January. Mrs. Phillips was awarded custody of her minor child for support of whom Phillips was ordered to pay $4 weekly.
  • 23 May 1931 Evidence was partly submitted in the divorce action of Mrs. Effie M. Rinehart against Roland S. Rinehart in circuit court, the case being continued t June 4 by Judge Clarence R. McNabb.
  • 23 May 1931 Order of dismissal on motion of the plaintiff was entered in the divorce action of Wilbur against Fahry Mathews in superior court No. 1.
  • 24 May 1931 His complaint alleging that his wife, Mrs. Lucille Milliman, "has taken up a separate room down-town" and refused to give him information as to her whereabouts, M. T. Milliman sued for divorce in superior court No. 1 yesterday. Milliman charged further that Mrs. Milliman has refused to live with him "and preform the obligation of a wife" and that she has gone out late at night and declined to tell him anything concerning where she had been "advising that it was none of his business." Wedded in 1924, the Millimans separated last month. Milliman asked that he be granted custody of the two children.
  • 24 May 1931 Decree of divorce, $2,500 alimony, custody of her two children and support were sought by Mrs. Harriet Phinezy of 1811 Pine street in a divorce action filed against Tuck Phinezy in superior court No. 1. Mrs. Phinezy averred that her mate called her vile names and struck her and that he would become violently angry at her. They separated this month after a marriage contracted in 1908.
  • 24 May 1931 The divorce suit of Mrs. Thelma Young against Charles R. Young was dismissed on motion of the plaintiff in superior court No. 1.
  • 26 May 1931 Charging that her husband, Merle A. Laisure, was guilty of cruelty in the he choked and struck her, Mrs. Laura L. Laisure of 1190 Cochran street filed suit for divorce in superior court No. 2 yesterday. The Laisure's separated this month after a marriage contracted October 18, 1913. There are two children, custody of whom is sought by Mrs. Laisure.
  • 26 May 1931 Mrs. Madalyn Bennett of 223 East Wayne street sued in superior court No 1 to end her marriage to Charles Bennett, averring that he treated her in a cruel and inhuman manner, called her vile and abusive names, struck her and failed to support her and her child, custody of whom she seeks. Wedded in March 20, 1928, they separated this month.
  • 26 May 1931 Mrs. Minnie A. Crawford of 1203 Michigan avenue instituted action in superior court No. 1 for divorce from Roy Crawford, claiming that he had failed to make reasonable support provision. Their marriage, entered into in 1914, was disrupted by a separation last September.
  • 26 May 1931 Mrs. Julia Lehmbeck began suit in superior court No. 1 for legal freedom from Harold Lehmbeck alleging that he had cursed her and called her vile names, failed to provide properly and stayed out until late at night. They married in 1919, and separated last July.
  • 26 May 1931 Judge Charles J. Ryan of superior court No.1 granted Mrs. Mildred Phillips a divorce from James H. Phillips, charging that he had refused to live with her and had been guilty of cruelty, desertion and failure to provide. They separated last January, having been married in May, 1930.
  • 26 May 1931 James O. Cloutier was given a divorce from Mrs. Catherine Cloutier in superior court No. 1, on allegations that she told him she "loved another." Wedded in 1919, they separated in 1923.
  • 27 May 1931 Her husband, John S. Hill was guilty of excessive drinking and failure to provide, Mrs. Delpha Hill, who, subject to payment of certain fees, is to be given a divorce, charged in superior court No. 1 yesterday. Married in 1922, the Hills separated last September. Mrs. Hill further claimed that she had been compelled to work during her marriage. Under terms of the decree her name is to be restored to Delpha Roath.
  • 27 May 1931 Mrs. Mary E. Biehl was granted a divorce from Alva H. Biehl in superior court No. 1 on charges that he failed to support her.
  • 27 May 1931 Decree of divorce was entered in the case of Verl Leitch against Mrs. Helen Leitch in superior court No. 1, evidence having been introduced previously.
  • 27 May 1931 Orders of dismissal were entered in the divorce actiosn of Ruby against Donald M. Hart and Loveta H. against William T. Kaufman in superior court No. 1.
  • 28 May 1931 Suit for divorce from Garret Lester Aker, from whom it was said, she had been divorced following a previous marriage, was filed by Mrs. Lillian Janice Aker of 1237 West Main street in circuit court yesterday. The Akers, it was said, married the second time in 1911 and separated last month. They had previously married December 6, 1904, that marital contract terminating in a divorce March 27, 1911, the complaint stated. Mrs. Aker averred that the latest separation resulted from Aker's failure to provide. He has "chronically failed" to support his family and she has been compelled to work and earn her own living during practically her entire married life, her complaint charged.
  • 28 May 1931 Mrs. Gleneth Fitch of 120 East Pontiac street sued Glenn Fitch for divorce, charging that he cursed her, called her vile names and struck and beat her. They separated this month after a marriage contracted in 1925.
  • 28 May 1931 Orders of dismissal were entered in divorce actions in superior court No. 1 as follows: Beulah against Walter Deeter; Marie against Leo Kahoe; Edith against James Bush; Blanche against Kenneth Hartman.
  • 29 May 1931 Charging in part that her husband, Walter Brown associated with other women and confessed to her that he had, Mrs. Hazel Brown was granted a divorce by Judge George H. Leonard in superior court No. 2 yesterday. Mrs. Brown further charged that Brown struck her several times, cursed her and swore at her and went out nights. The married in 1925 and separated last March. She was awarded custody of her child, for support of whom Brown was ordered to pay $5 weekly.
  • 29 May 1931 Mrs. Frances Schultz sued Walter J. Schultz for divorce in superior court No. 1, charging that he was a habitual drunkard. They separated last October after a marriage contracted in 1920.
  • 29 May 1931 Mrs. Gladys Smith sued Stephen Smith for divorce in superior court No.1, averring that he associated with other women. They were married in April, 1929, and separated last year.
  • 29 May 1931 Mrs. Lucy Knuffle was given a divorce from Floyd O. Knuffle in superior court No. 1 on allegations that he drank, told her to get out and call her vile names. Married in 1922, they separated last December. Mrs. Knuffle's name was restored to Lucy Zimmerman.
  • 29 May 1931 Her complaint charging in part that her husband, William H. Korte, "has for more than two years past almost constantly indulged in the excessive use of intoxicating liquor known as home brew," Mrs. Caroline Korte of 901 East Lewis street, sued for divorce in superior court No. 2 yesterday. Married October 5, 1919, the Kortes separated this month. There are two children. Mrs. Korte further averred that Korte frequent assaulted, struck and bruised her and that he was indecent in the treatment of their children. He failed to furnish his family with means of comfortable support, she claimed.
  • 29 May 1931 Mrs. Ruth A. Cooke filed suit in superior court No. 1 to end her marriage to Harold T. Cooke, complaining that he quarreled constantly and found fault with her, making it impossible for them to live together. They separated thia month after marriage in 1922.
  • 30 May 1931 Charges of continually nagging was charged by Mrs. Mary Taylor against James. K. Taylor in superior court No. 1 yesterday. The Taylors, it was stated, married in March, 1930, and separated this month. Mrs. Taylor, who asked that her former name be restored, also claimed that Taylor failed to provide a proper home for her.
  • 30 May 1931 Mrs. Phyllis Arnold charges that her husband Richard Arnold continually nagged at her, and further averred that Arnold threatened to do her bodily harm and failed to support her. They separated last November after a marriage contracted in August, it was said.
  • 30 May 1931 Emery L. Bunyan sued Mrs. Hazel E. Bunyan for divorce in superior court No. 1 alleging that she left his home and abandoned him in May, 1926. They were married in 1909.
  • 30 May 1931 H. James Flack, judge pro tem of superior court No. 2, granted Mrs. Blanch Speck a divorce from Vincent Speck on her accusation that Speck had been guilty of cruelty and failure to provide. Wedded in 1922, they separated in June, 1928.
  • 30 May 1931 In superior court No. 1 Henry F. Kennerk, judge pro tem, gave Mrs. Shirley C. Ody a divorce from George R. Ody on averments that Ody drank and failed to support her and that there had been "other women."
  • 30 May 1931 Divorce actions of Mabel E. Wilkinson against William T. Wilkinson and Anna E. Parker against William C. Parker were ordered dismissed in superior court No. 1. The divorce suit of Caroline Parker against William Parker was ordered dismissed in circuit court.

  • 02 Jun 1931 Charging that her husband, Willie Rothenhausler was guilty of cruel and inhuman treatment, Mrs. Dorothy Rothenhausler filed suit for divorce in superior court No. 1 yesterday. The parties separated last month after having been married October 21, 1929. Mrs. Rothenhausler seeks restoration of her former name, Dorothy Freel.
  • 02 Jun 1931 Mrs. Marcile Irene Watt was granted a divorce from John Watt in superior court No. 2 on allegations that he had threatened to kill her, blackened her eyes and injured her to such a degree that she had to go to a hospital. She also charged he had been guilty of habitual drunkenness. Wedded in 1928, they separated last January. Her name was restored to Marcile Irene Bates.
  • 02 Jun 1931 In superior court No. 1, Mrs. Kathryn B. Adams was decreed a divorce from Glenn M. Adams on charges that he drank excessively and told her to leave, because he was in love with another woman. Her former name, Kathryn Bassett, was restored. They married in 1926 and separated last August.
  • 02 Jun 1931 Divorce actions of Evelyn Flaig against George Flaig and Clara McDevitt against Ross McDevitt were dismissed in superior court No. 1.
  • 03 Jun 1931 Charging that her husband, Herbert Mahaffey created such constant strife that for them to live together longer was intolerable, Mrs. Harriet Mahaffey of 1425 West Third street filed suit for divorce in superior court No. 1 yesterday. Mahaffey, according to his wife's charges, frequently became intoxicated and remained away from home long periods. She claimed he said that he no longer cared for her and would not live with her. They married in 1912 and separated this month. There are three children.
  • 03 Jun 1931 Judge Charles J. Ryan gave William Dick of 744 West Superior street a divorce from Mrs. Hilda Dick on a cross-complaint filed by Dick in a divorce action instituted by her. The case was partially submitted on Mrs. Dick's complaint last month, it was said. Kick filing his cross-complaint alleged in part that Mrs. Dick refused to make a home for her husband that she told him to get a divorce and nagged and became angry without provocation. Wedded in 19299, they separated last February.
  • 04 Jun 1931 Charging that her husband, Charles A. Berry failed to make reasonable provision for her maintenance and that she was compelled, therefor, to seek employment among strangers in order to support herself, Mrs. Donna A. Berry was decreed a divorce on a cross-complaint by Judge Charles J. Ryan in superior court No. 1 yesterday. The parties separated last March after a marriage contracted in 1914. Mrs. Berry's cross-complaint, filed in an action instituted by Berry, averred further that he had called her vile names and falsely accused her of misconduct.
  • 04 Jun 1931 Judge Ryan granted Mrs. Adaline Anderson a divorce from Hugh Anderson on her allegations that Anderson had been guilty of cruelty and failure to provide and that he had made false accusations against her. Wedded in 1911, they separated in January, 1929.
  • 04 Jun 1931 Orders of dismissal were entered in actions pending in superior court No. 1 as follows: Loretta against Charles Koeble, for separation; Leo W. against Anna O. Metzger, for divorce; Irene against James Cronier, for divorce; Margaret against Rufus Beck, for divorce; Victoria against Robert Wigfall, for divorce; Betty against Milton Ritenour, for divorce.
  • 05 Jun 1931 Her complaint charging her husband, Frederick T. Rice with cruel and inhuman treatment in that he "has on various occasions shaken and injured" her, Mrs. Marie G. Rice filed suit in superior court No. 1 yesterday. Married in 1921, the parties separated May 19 this year. There are two children, custody of whom is sought by Mrs. Rice.
  • 05 Jun 1931 Mrs. Hattie Hively was awarded her legal freedom in superior court No. 1 by Judge Charles J. Ryan, from Silvan Hively on allegations that he deserted her in 1925, was guilty of cruelty and association with other women. They were married in 1920. Mrs. Hively was given custody of her child, Hively being charged with its support.
  • 05 Jun 1931 Divorce was granted by Judge Charles J. Ryan in superior court No. 1 in the case of Henry W. Honeck against Esther M. Honeck on averments that the defendant told the plaintiff to get a divorce and occasionally stayed away from home. They separated last March after a marriage contracted in 1926.
  • 05 Jun 1931 Dismissals were entered in divorce actions in superior court No. 1 as follows: David against Florence Hartung; Hazel against John Golliver; Froney against Jacob Madden; Laura against Sam Collis; Ruth against Roscoe Baker; Ruth against George Harris; Pauline against Gerald Robbins; Carrie against Albert Hines; Raymond against Margery Meyers; Bertha against Edward Grant; Genevieve against Glenn Vaughn.
  • 06 Jun 1931 Charging that her husband, Walter Seibold struck, beat and cursed her, called her vile names and falsely accused her of associating with other men, Mrs. Pauline Seibold of route No. 4, Fort Wayne, filed suit for divorce in superior court No. 1 yesterday. The Seibold's separated last month after a marriage contracted in 1927.
  • 06 Jun 1931 His wife, Mrs. Thekla Aker cursed him, called him vile and indecent names, associated with strange men and failed to care properly for the home shared by her husband and herself, Jacob Acker alleged in a divorce action entered in superior court No. 1. Wedded in 1925, the Akers separated April 30, 1931. Aker asked that he be granted custody of his child.
  • 06 Jun 1931 In superior court No. 1 Judge Charles J. Ryan entered a divorce for Earl O. Everhart in suit against Mrs. Ada Everhart, on charges of cruelty and abandonment for two years. They married in 1919 and separated in 1928.
  • 07 Jun 1931 Charging that her husband, Louis J. Bedford left home for several days at a time, that he struck her "on more than one occasion," cursed her, called her vile names and told her he did not care for her, Mrs. Marcelle Bedford sued for divorce yesterday. Married in 1928, the Bedford's separated this month. Mrs. Bedford asked that she be granted custody of her child.
  • 07 Jun 1931 Action for a two-year limited separation was filed by Mrs. Gladys M. Parker against Paul C. Parker, it being averred by Mrs. Parker that constant strife rendered it intolerable for them to live together. There are three children, custody of whom is sought by Mrs. Parker. The Parkers separated this month after a marriage contracted approximately 10 years ago.
  • 07 Jun 1931 Mrs. Ethel Malcolm was granted a divorce from Floyd Malcolm by Judge Pro Tem Ira M. Snouffer in superior court No. 1 on charges of abandonment and failure to provide for two years, her name being restored to Ethel Eckleberry. Wedded in October, 1928, they separated in December, it was stated.
  • 07 Jun 1931 Allegation that her husband, Earl Foster had been guilty of failure to provide and abandonment won a divorce for Mrs. Olive Foster in superior court No. 1 by Judge Pro Tem Ira M Snouffer.
  • 07 Jun 1931 Mrs. Grace Stewart was given a divorce in superior court No. 1 by Judge Pro Tem Ira M. Snouffer, from Earl Stewart, her name being restored to Grace Carper, on testimony that he had been guilty of cruel and inhuman treatment. They married in 1921, separating in February, 1930.
  • 07 Jun 1931 Suit of Mrs. Anna Dornte against Herbert S. Dornte, for separation was dismissed on motion of the plaintiff in superior court No. 1.
  • 07 Jun 1931 Order of dismissal was entered in the divorce action of Mrs. Myrtle Mason against Joseph S. Mason in superior court No. 1.
  • 09 Jun 1931 Charges that her husband, Joseph Sain, struck her repeatedly, scolded and found fault with her and told her to leave him and get out, were set up in a divorce complaint filed by Mrs. Edna L. Sain in superior court No. 1 yesterday. The Sains married in September, 1928, and separated this month. Mrs. Sain asks custody of her child.
  • 09 Jun 1931 Mrs. Lula Baker sued Fate Baker for divorce and $1,000 alimony in superior court No. 1, alleging that he struck and cursed her and threatened to kill her. In 1930, she charged he beat her and injured her hand so that she has not regained full use of it." Wedded in 1912, they separated this month.
  • 09 Jun 1931 Albert Mygrants sued Mrs. Jennie Mygrants for divorce, charging abandonment. They married in 1915 and separated in May, 1929. There are three children.
  • 09 Jun 1931 His complaint alleging that his wife, Mrs. Etta Wells, "has abandoned him and taken up her residence with another man", Edward Wells of 2430 Beuter road filed suit for divorce in superior court No. 2 yesterday. The parties, it was stated, were married in November, 1900, separating in April, 1921. Wells further charged that the defendant "has associated with strange men for a number of years."
  • 09 Jun 1931 Mrs. Irene Earnheart of 3425 Broadway sued in superior court No. 1 to end her marriage to Harry Earnheart, averring that he failed to furnish her a home and support her and that she had to earn her own living. Wedded in Jun, 1930, it was said, they separated last month. Mrs. Earnhart seeks restoration of her former name, Irene O'Connell.
  • 09 Jun 1931 Charging that her husband, Edward Gibb nagged at and quarreled with her, making life together unbearable, Mrs. Mary Gibb of 3536 South Lafayette street began action for dissolution of matrimonial ties in superior court No. 1. Her complaint stated that she brought an action against the defendant on a previous occasion, but dismissed it on assurance that he would do better. It was claimed, however that he "did not reform, but continued his nagging and quarreling." They separated this month after a marriage entered into July, 1924. There is one child, custody of whom is sought by Mrs. Gibb.
  • 09 Jun 1931 In superior court No. 1 Mrs. Mary Dominique was decreed a divorce from Bert Dominique on a cross-complaint, her former name being restored, on averments that he was guilty of cruelty, failure to provide and association with other women. Married in 1923, they separated last August.
  • 09 Jun 1931 Ralph Diehm was given a divorce from Mrs. Esther Diehm on allegations that she went out to dance halls at night and refused to life with him. Her former name, Esther M. Franklline was restored. They married in August, 1930, and separated last March.
  • 09 Jun 1931 Orders of dismissal on motions of respective plaintiffs were entered in divorce actions in superior court No. 1, yesterday as follows: Susanna against Carl Brasschwitz; Lillian against David Poitras; Earl against Lillian Durfey; Ruth against Rudolph Hollenbacher.
  • 10 Jun 1931 Alleging that her husband, George A. Gebhart struck and beat her, Mrs. Marie Gebhart of 3124 Reed street filed a complaint for divorce in circuit court yesterday. The Gebharts, it was stated, were married November, 21, 1905 and separated this month. Mrs. Gebhart averred that the separation was caused by cruel and inhuman treatment of her by Gebhart. She waked for alimony in the sum of $5,000.
  • 11 Jun 1931 Charging that her husband, Ralph Sponhauer did not speak to her for weeks at a time and that he has refused to talk to her "except when absolutely necessary" for more than a year past; Mrs. Dorothy Sponhauer of 4210 Forrest Hill sued for a two-year limited separation in superior court No.2 yesterday. Married in September, 1919, the Sponhauers separated this year. Mrs. Sponhauer further charged that Sponhauer has associated with other women. She asked that she be awarded custody of her two children.
  • 11 Jun 1931 Mrs. Darlene Willoughby began action in superior court No. 1 for divorce from Derwood Willoughby, claiming that he failed to provide her with proper support during their entire married life and has not contributed anything for the last few months, thus obliging her to earn her own living. Wedded in 1924, they separated in Jun, 1926. There is one child, custody of whom is sought by Mrs. Willoughby.
  • 11 Jun 1931 Subject to residence witness testimony, Mrs. Nilah Rhyne was given a divorce from Adrain Rhyne by Judge Charles J. Ryan in superior court No. 1 on testimony that Rhyne had been guilty of cruelty and told her to get a divorce. Her former name, Nilah Teegarden is to be restored under the decree. The Rhynes were married in December, 1929 and separated last January.
  • 11 Jun 1931 Judge Ryan gave William S. Revett a divorce from Mrs. Sarah Olive Revett on charges that Mrs. Revett refused to stay home, that she nagged and was quarrelsome. They separated last February after a marriage contracted in September, 1920.
  • 11 Jun 1931 Divorce actions of David against Grace Minger and Caroline against William H. Korte were dismissed.
  • 12 Jun 1931 In her complaint alleging that her husband, Gust Cuney threatened her with bodily injury and harm and that he "has threatened to burn her face with acid," Mrs. Bearnice Cuney filed suit for divorce in superior court No. 1 yesterday. The parties, it was stated, separated this month after having been married in April, 1930. It was further alleged in the complaint that the defendant's mother and a sister interfered with the married life of the litigants and persuaded him not to live with the plaintiff. Mrs. Cuney also charged that her husband drank.
  • 12 Jun 1931 Mrs. Helen Gutman of 1228 Pemberton drive has begun action in superior court No. 1 for a five-year limited separation from Alfred Gutman, alleging that he admitted association with other women and that he occasionally stayed away from home until late at night and sometimes until early morning. Wedded in 1917, they separated this month. Mrs. Gutman asked that she be granted custody of the two children.
  • 13 Jun 1931 Charging that his wife, Mrs. Edith Johnson abandoned him without cause in May, 1929, Gordon Johnson filed suit for divorce in superior court No. 1 yesterday. The parties married June 19, 1926.
  • 13 Jun 1931 Judge Charles J. Ryan of superior court No. 1 granted Mrs. Charlotte Harshburger a divorce from Olin Harshburger on charges that the defendant had struck her and failed to provide for more than two years. Wedded in May, 1927, they separated last April. Mrs. Harshburger was awarded custody of her child.
  • 13 Jun 1931 Mrs. Laura O'Dell was given a divorce from Buford O'Dell in superior court No. 1 on averments that he had been guilty of cruelty and desertion and had associated with other women. They separated last December after a marriage contracted in February, 1929.
  • 13 Jun 1931 Asking the court to compel his wife, Mrs. Grace Johnson to withdraw her divorce action against him, James J. Johnson has filed a plea in abatement in superior court No. 1. It was stated that Mrs. Johnson sued Johnson in superior court No. 2 in May, 1930, and that she failed to carry the case further after his demurrer was sustained. It was contended that she is without right to be heard on the same cause of action set up in the other court.
  • 13 Jun 1931 Divorce action of Helen J. Amacher against Walter Amacher was dismissed in superior court No. 2.
  • 14 Jun 1931 Charging that her husband, Elmer W. Kamm was guilty of cruel and inhuman treatment and failure to provide, Mrs. Mae Kamm was given a divorce by Judge pro tem Ira. W. Snouffer in superior court No. 1 yesterday. The Kamms, it was stated, separated December 3, 1930, after a marriage contracted in 1926. Each party was awarded custody of one of the two children involved.
  • 14 Jun 1931 Mrs. Daisy Crabill was granted a divorce and $500 alimony in her action against Harvey C. Crabill, Monroeville attorney, in superior court No. 2. She alleged that Crabill had been responsible for cruel and inhuman treatment, that he had refused to talk to her and that their married life had been unpleasant. Wedded in July, 1926, the Crabills separated last January. Mrs. Grabill whose name was restored to Daisy Spaulding, had been a school teacher prior to her marriage, it was said. Crabill dismissed a cross-complaint which had been entered in the action.
  • 14 Jun 1931 His wife, Mrs. Carrie J. Lee, constantly found fault with him and nagged, creating such constant strife that living together became intolerable, Arnold P. Lee accused in a divorce complaint. The Lees separated May 23, 1931, after having been married in December, 1926.
  • 14 Jun 1931 Averring that his wife, Mrs. Geraldine Shirey, told him she was "through" with him and that she deserted him, Charles J. Shirey, Jr., sued for divorce in superior court No. 1. The parties married in October, 1929, separating this month. There is one child, custody of whom is sought by the plaintiff.
  • 14 Jun 1931 Suit of Mrs. Lillian Reichard against Charles Reichard was ordered dismissed on motion of the plaintiff in superior court No. 1.
  • 16 Jun 1931 Charging that her husband, Joseph E. DeRemer, threatened her with bodily harm, nagged at her and made false accusation against her, Mrs. Maryellen DeRemer was given a divorce, Subject to residence witness testimony, by Judge Charles J. Ryan in superior court No. 1 yesterday. Married in 1921, the parties separated in March, 1930. Under the prospective decree, Mrs. DeRemer's name is to be restored to Maryellen Hartzog.
  • 16 Jun 1931 Harold R. McClain, judge pro tem in superior court No. 2, granted Mrs.Marguerite Centlivre a divorce from Alphonse Centlivre on allegations that she had to work and that the defendant had not supported her. Wedded in 1923, they separated last March. Mrs. Centlivre's name was restored to Marguerite Hitzeman.
  • 16 Jun 1931 Mrs. Bessie Manier filed suit in superior court No. 1 for divorce from Norman Manier, charging that he used "violent and improper language" toward her, that he drank and that he associated with another woman. The Maniers separated this month after a marriage contracted in 1928.
  • 17 Jun 1931 Her complaint charging that her husband, James Fortier struck and beat her, failed to provide properly, called her vile names and deserted her, Mrs. Mary Fortier of 114 West Main street sued for divorce in superior court No. 1 yesterday. They were married May 27, 1930.
  • 17 Jun 1931 In superior court No. 1, Mrs. Emma Weaver of 3021 ˝ Broadway began action to terminate her marriage to Bert E. Weaver, averring that he was guilty of cruel and inhuman treatment in that he was quarrelsome, continually nagged at her and repeatedly asked her to leave home, stating "that he did not care to live with her". Wedded in 1903, they separated in September, 1930.
  • 17 Jun 1931 Mrs. Mary Wilkins instituted suit for divorce in superior court No. 1 from Ralph Wilkinson on grounds of cruel and inhuman treatment. They separated this year after a marriage contracted in 1927.
  • 17 Jun 1931 Three divorces were entered by Fred Berkes, judge pro tem, in superior court No. 1. Mrs. Pearl M. Sandercock was granted her legal freedom from Edward Sandercock, her name being restored to Pearl M. Young, Terminating a marriage which, entered into in May, 1928, was disrupted by a separation this year. Mrs. Sandercock's complaint averred that Sandercock cursed her and called her vile names, struck and beat her and failed to provide properly.
  • 17 Jun 1931 Mrs. Maryellyn DeRemer was decreed a divorce from Jospeh E. DeRemer in superior court No. 1.
  • 17 Jun 1931 Mrs. Laura O'Dell was given a divorce from Buford O'Dell in superior court No. 1.
  • 18 Jun 1931 Alleging that she had to work and spend her inheritance in order to maintain her home because her husband, Marcus Harrigan failed as a provide, Mrs. Grace H. Harrigan was granted a divorce and $500 alimony by Judge George H. Leonard in superior court No. 2 yesterday. The Harrigans were married in 1905, separating in May, 1930.
  • 18 Jun 1931 In superior court No. 1 Fred Berkes, judge Pro tem gave Mrs. Cecil M. Frederick a divorce from Hubert W. Frederick on her charges that Frederick had been guilty of intoxication and cruel treatment and that he had associated with other women and failed to provide. Wedded in 1919, the Fredericks separated last March. Mrs. Frederick was awarded custody of her children, for support of whom Frederick was ordered to pay $9 weekly.
  • 18 Jun 1931 Charging that her husband, Jess Herdspath, threatened to kill her, used vile language toward her and beat and struck her a number to times, Mrs. Emma Herdspath filed suit for divorce and $500 alimony in superior court No. 1 yesterday. Herdsparth, it was averred, failed to keep his marriage contract with his wife although she kept hers. Wedded July 1, 1930, they separated this month.
  • 18 Jun 1931 Mrs. Maxine Prates of 339 East Washington boulevard sued in superior court No. 2 to end her marriage to Harry Prates, alleging that he struck and beat her, leaving marks on her body for some time thereafter, and called her "vile and filthy names." She further claimed that he failed to maintain a home for her and told her on more than one occasion that he would not support her, therefore obliging her to seek employment among strangers. They separated last March after a marriage contracted January 9, 1931, it was said.
  • 18 Jun 1931 His wife, Mrs. Irene Evans, was guilty of cruel and inhuman treatment in that she left him and refused to live with him and that she nagged at him constantly during the time they lived together, Kenneth Evans charged in a divorce action entered in superior court No. 1. Married in 1928, the paries separated this year.
  • 19 Jun 1931 Her complaint alleging that her husband, Logan W. Mitchell beat, struck and choked her and blackened her eye with his fist, necessitating medical care for her, Mrs. Treva Mitchell of 3521 Chestnut street sued for divorce in superior court No. 2 yesterday. Wedded in 1927, the Mitchells separated this month. Mrs. Mitchell charged that Mitchell created such constant strife during their married life that living together was intolerable. On the day of their separation, her complaint further alleged, the defendant "struck her, swore loudly, told her that he no longer cared for her and ordered her out." By reason of his treatment of her, she claimed, her health was impaired and she was unable to work. She asked that she be granted custody of her two children.
  • 19 Jun 1931 Mrs. Lola Stitt of 327 Kinnaird avenue sued Clarence J. Stitt for divorce in superior court No. 1 charging that he treated her in a cruel and inhuman manner. They separated this month after a marriage contracted in 1923.
  • 19 Jun 1931 Averring that he was "obliged to cook his own meals, wash his clothes and keep the home clean" because of the alleged failure of his wife, Mrs. Lottie E. Treesh to properly perform these tasks, James O. Treesh of 724 High street filed suit for divorce in superior court No. 1. They married in 1905, separating this month.
  • 20 Jun 1931 Charging that her husband, Leslie W. Koart, struck and beat her, called her "all manner of vile and indecent names" and failed to provide for her and their child, Mrs. Catherine E. Koart filed suit for divorce in superior court No. 2 yesterday. Married in February 21, 1928, the Koarts separated September 18, 1930. Mrs. Koart's complaint further alleged that Koart has been guilty of associating with other women for immoral purposes. She asked that she be granted custody of the child.
  • 20 Jun 1931 Suit of Sarah M. Gratmiller against Harley B. Grafmiller, for divorce was ordered dismissed in circuit court.
  • 20 Jun 1931 The action of Esther Groman against Victor Groman, for separation was also dismissed in circuit court.
  • 21 Jun 1931 Averring that her husband, Louis N. Wickert, constantly quarreled with and nagged at her without cause and that it is no longer possible for them to live together in peace and harmony, Mrs. Hazel Wickert sued for divorce in superior court No. 1 yesterday. Married August 19, 1915, they separated May 11, 1931.
  • 21 Jun 1931 Mrs. Lorraine Sullivan sued for divorce from Andrew H. Sullivan in superior court No. 1, averring that he refused to live with her and that she was compelled to work and support herself. The Sullivans separated January 20, 1930, after a marriage in 1925.
  • 21 Jun 1931 Divorce and $5,000 alimony were sought by Mrs. Ila Dohmen in an action entered in superior court No. 1 against Charlton Dohmen. Mrs. Dohmen, asserted that Dohmen, from whom she separated in 1926 after a marriage contracted about two years previously, failed to provide properly for her.
  • 21 Jun 1931 Judge George H. Leonard granted Mrs. Ethel Henline a divorce from Charles J. Henline in superior court No.2 on her allegations that Henline told her to get a divorce, stayed out late at nights and associated with other women. Mrs. Henline's name was restored to Ethel Cummings. They separated last April after a marriage entered into in 1923.
  • 23 Jun 1931 Charging that his wife, Mrs. Lottie LaMarr, refused to come to Fort Wayne to live after he had gone to Alabama to marry her, Raymond LaMarr was granted a divorce by Judge George H. Leonard in superior court No. 2 yesterday. The parties were married at Birmingham last December and separated soon afterward.
  • 23 Jun 1931 Judge Charles J. Ryan granted Mrs. Wahnetta E. Van Horn a divorce from Merle J. Van Horn and $1,000 alimony on her charges that Van Horn had been guilty of cruelty, that he had found fault, been quarrelsome and cursed her on numerous occasions. The separated last April, having been married in 1929.
  • 24 Jun 1931 Charging that her husband, John B. Sheets was guilty of cruelty in that he refused to talk with her for weeks at a time and that he absented himself from home and threatened to get a divorce, Mrs. Ida M. Sheets was decreed her legal freedom and $1,550 alimony by Judge Charles J. Ryan in superior court No. 1 yesterday. Wedded in 1923, the parties separated last July, it was stated. Mrs. Sheets former name was restored under the order.
  • 24 Jun 1931 Limited separation for two years and alimony in the sum of $2,500 were sought by Mrs. Clara J. Dunbar in an action filed against Deryll K. Dunbar in superior court No. 1. The Dunbar's were married March 30, this year and lived together until June 17 when, Mrs. Dunbar's complaint alleged, Dunbar in a fit of anger ordered her to leave their home and has since refused to permit her to return or perform her household duties. She charged that there has been such constant strife and quarrelling between them that life together has been rendered intolerable. Dunbar is proprietor of the Cozy Corner lunch room, Taylor street and Lindley avenue, according to the complaint.
  • 25 Jun 1931 Charges that her husband, William S. Zink told her to get a divorce, that he swore at her, deserted her and failed to provide, were made by Mrs. Hazel Zink during the hearing of her action before Judge Charles J. Ryan in superior court No. 1 yesterday. The Zink's separated last March after a marriage contracted in 1923. Judge Ryan indicated that a decree is to be entered for Mrs. Zink after residence witness testimony has been introduced. Mrs. Zink is to be awarded custody of her child and Zink is to be charged with its support.
  • 25 Jun 1931 George F. Billow filed suit in superior court No. 1 to end his marriage to Mrs. Viola M. Billow on allegations that she repeatedly told him she did not love him and did not want to live with him and continually nagged, scolded and found fault. Wedded in 1906, they separated last September. There are four children, custody of whom is sought by Billow.
  • 25 Jun 1931 Her husband, Merle H. Kinnaman constantly quarreled with, nagged at and struck her, Mrs. Gayle E. Kinnaman of 1026 Lake avenue averred in a divorce complaint entered in superior court No. 2. Married in 1918, the Kinnamans separated this month.
  • 25 Jun 1931 Evidence was partly submitted in the divorce actions of Mrs. Ida Mae Weaver against Myrl B. Weaver, and George J. Sommers against Mrs. Rhoda B. Sommers in superior court No. 1. It was indicated that a divorce is to be entered in the Sommers case as soon as residence testimony has been given.
  • 25 Jun 1931 Petition for support money during the pendency of the divorce suit filed against her by Dr. Arnold H. Duemling was filed by Mrs. Hertha Ann Duemling in circuit court. A hearing is to be held on the petition at 11 o'clock Saturday morning.
  • 26 Jun 1931 Averring that her husband, William Loebert falsely accused her of associating with other men and threatened her with harm if she did not leave, Mrs. Mary Loebert began suit for divorce in superior court No. 1 yesterday. Mrs. Loebert charged further that Lobert cursed her and called her vile names. They separated last October after a marriage entered into in 1915. There are three children, custody of whom is sought by Mrs. Loebert.
  • 26 Jun 1931 Mrs. Lucille Pollock of 1911 Pine street sued in superior court No. 1 for a two-year limited separation from Charles Pollock, alleging that he associated with other women, cursed her and called her names and failed to provide properly. Married in 1925, they separated this month. Mrs. Pollack asked that she be granted custody of her child.
  • 26 Jun 1931 Suit for divorce from James J. Tyler was filed in superior court No. 1 by Mrs. Elizabeth C. Tyler of 430 ˝ West Creighton avenue, who claimed that he quarreled constantly with her, cursed at her and found fault and stayed away from home until late at night. Wedded in 1928, they separated this June. There is one child.
  • 26 Jun 1931 Her husband, Ward D. Sweers frequently retuned home in an intoxicated condition and called her vile name, Mrs. Arvilla Sweers of 508 ˝ Lassell street charged in a divorce action instituted in superior court No. 2. Her complaint asserted that Sweers "on more than one occasion has struck and beaten her, leaving black and blue marks upon her body." They separated this month after a marriage contracted in 1928. Mrs. Sweers, who further claimed that she was obliged to seek employment among strangers in order to purchase her own clothing, sought restoration of her former name, Arvilla Heath.
  • 26 Jun 1931 In superior court No. 1 Judge Charles J. Ryan granted Mrs. Beulah Everhart a divorce from Carl Everhart on her allegations that Everhart was guilty of cruelty and failure to provide and that he struck and cursed her and stayed out at nights. They married in 1928, separating last April. Mrs. Everhart's name was restored to Beulah Bayman.
  • 26 Jun 1931 The divorce suit of Dorothy Laisure against Calvin R. Laisure was ordered dismissed on motion of the plaintiff in superior court No. 1.
  • 27 Jun 1931 Evidence in the divorce action of Mrs. Mildred Ringwalt against Ross Ringwalt was submitted in superior court No. 1 yesterday, Harry F. Kennerk, judge pro tem, indicating that a decree is to be entered for the plaintiff when additional residence testimony is introduced. Under terms of the decree, Mrs. Ringwalt's name is to be restored to Mildred Wilcox. Mrs. Ringwalt alleged in her complaint that Ringwalt, whom she married January 12, 1931, failed to support her and made threats that he would do her bodily harm if she filed for divorce. They separated in March.
  • 27 Jun 1931 Affidavit for a change of venue from Allen County was filed by John D. McCombs, defendant in a divorce suit instituted by Mrs. Alice D. McCombs in superior court No. 2.
  • 27 Jun 1931 The suit of Mrs. Marjory Needs against Cecil E. Needs, for limited separation was dismissed in superior court No. 2.
  • 28 Jun 1931 Charging in part that her husband, Lester S. Foltz refused to buy food, Mrs. Sophia Foltz was given a divorce by Harry F. Kennerk, judge pro tem in superior court No. 1 yesterday. Mrs. Foltz sought to dissolve her marriage on general grounds of cruel and inhuman treatment, as set up in her complaint. She also charged that Foltz cursed and swore at her. Wedded in 1929, the parties separated last April, it was stated.
  • 30 Jun 1931 Charging that her husband, Wade Holman treated her in a cruel and inhuman manner by drinking liquor to excess and spending his money for drink and failing to support her and their child, Mrs. DeEtt Holman of 1252 St. Joe boulevard sued for divorce in superior court No. 1 yesterday. Wedded in July 8, 1925, the Holmans separated this month. Mrs. Holman asked that she be granted custody of the child.
  • 30 Jun 1931 Mrs. Mary Swartz filed suit in superior court No. 1 to end her marriage to Charles Swartz, charging that he was guilty of cruel and inhuman treatment. They separated in May this year after a marriage contracted in August, 1929. Mrs. Swartz asked that her former name be restores.
  • 30 Jun 1931 Evidence was partly submitted in the divorce action of Mrs. Catherine E. Koart against Leslie W. Koart in superior court No. 2.

  • 01 Jul 1931 Mrs. Frieda Willig was awarded her legal freedom in Superior Court No. 1 by Judge Charles J. Ryan yesterday from Leonard Willig on allegations that he failed to provide for her and the two children during a period of more than two years and that he occasionally stayed out at nights. The Willigs separated last March after a marriage contracted in 1923. Custody of the Children was bested in Mrs. Willig and Willig was ordered to pay $8 weekly for their support.
  • 01 Jul 1931 Averments that her husband, Curtis Spicker was guilty of cruelty in that he went for weeks without speaking to her, stayed away from home at times and failed as a provide, thus necessitating that she work, won a divorce for Mrs. Beulah Spicker in Superior Court No 1 by Judge Charles J. Ryan. They married in 1904, it was said.
  • 01 Jul 1931 Divorce action of Mrs. Stella E. Waters against Virgil A. Waters was dismissed on motion of the plaintiff in superior court No. 1.
  • 01 Jul 1931 Charging that her husband, Lud McConnell, struck and beat her and falsely accused her of associating with other men, Mrs. Ida McConnell of 312 West Douglas street sued for divorce in superior court No. 1., they separated this month. Mrs. McConnel sought custody of the five children.
  • 01 Jul 1931 Mrs. Rose C. Dishong, in suit filed in superior court No. 1 for divorce from Lawrence Dishong, alleging that he failed to provide and that she was obliged to accept charity for her children and herself, that he "was dirty and filthy in his personal habits" and quarrelsome. Wedded in `922, they separated this month. Custody of the three children was sought by Mrs. Dishong.
  • 02 Jul 1931 Charging that her husband, Ralph Bayless once struck her with such force as to knock her to the floor, Mrs. Agnes C. Bayless of 1918 Riedmiller avenue sued for divorce in superior court No. 1 yesterday. Married in March, 1920 the parties separated this year. Mrs. Bayless further charged that Bayless cursed her can called her vile names. She asked that she be given custody of her two children.
  • 02 Jul 1931 Mrs. Melba Genicki filed suit in superior court No. 1 to end her marriage to Victor Genicki averring that he destroyed furniture in her home on various occasions, cursed her, stayed out late and was addicted to the use of intoxicating liquor. They separated this month after a marriage contracted in November, 1928.
  • 02 Jul 1931 Her husband, Charles Gray accused her of associating with other men "well knowing such accusations to be false and unfounded," Mrs. Olga Gray alleged in a divorce action entered in superior court No. 1. She also claimed that he nagged at and scolded her and failed to provide properly. Wedded in May, 1930, they separated this month.
  • 02 Jul 1931 Mrs. Fern Arnett of 1220 McClellan street sued George J. Arnett for divorce in superior court No. 1, asserting that he treated her in a cruel and inhuman manner and quarreled and nagged. They were married in 1928. Mrs. Arnett asked that her maiden name be restored.
  • 02 Jul 1931 Mrs. Ruth Miller of 1433 Spy Run avenue, seeking a divorce from John Miller, alleged in her complaint that he recently struck her "with his closed hand" and attempted to drag her downstairs. She charged that he told her "to get a divorce that he has another woman to take her place." Married in 1912, they separated this month.
  • 02 Jul 1931 Her husband, William J. McCormick, refused to live with her and left her without cause, Mrs. Bertha M. McCormick of 3216 South Barr street averred in an action to end her marriage instituted in superior court No. 1. The marriage was entered into in 1924.
  • 03 Jul 1931 Charging that his wife, Mrs. Rossana Foster refused to come back and live with him after visiting her parents, Floyd R. Foster sued for divorce in superior court No. 1 yesterday. Married in November, 1928 the Fosters separated last February, it was stated. Foster further averred that Mrs. Foster was quarrelsome and that she nagged at him during the period they lived together.
  • 03 Jul 1931 Mrs. Lillian Rohlfing of 422 Lasselle street filed suit in superior court No. 1 to end her marriage to Melvin Rohlfing, alleging that he struck and beat her, became intoxicated and remained away from home late at night. The parties separated this month. Mrs. Rohlfing asked that she be granted custody of the two children.
  • 03 Jul 1931 Walter P. Marcrum was given his legal freedom from Mrs. Lillian F. Marcrum in Superior court No. 1 by Judge Charles J. Ryan, on testimony that she was quarrelsome and that she abandoned him and refused to live with him. Wedded in June, 1927 they separated last October.
  • 03 Jul 1931 Allegations that her husband, Bernard Sieling, struck and beat her and failed to provide for more than two years won a decree in superior court No. 1 by Judge Charles J. Ryan for Mrs. Irene Sieling. Their marriage, entered into in May, 1915, was disrupted by a separation in September, 1927. Mrs. Seiling's former name, Irene Tutwiler was restored.
  • 04 Jul 1931 Charging that her husband, Clyde Biggerstaff deserted her without cause and that "after his desertion she learned a number of things about Him which were different from the representation he made about himself before they were married," Mrs. Mildred Biggerstaff sued for divorce in superior court No. 1 yesterday. The Biggerstaffs, it was stated, married October 8, 1930 and separated October 15. Mrs. Biggerstaff's complaint averred further that Biggerstaff never returned nor made any provision for her.
  • 04 Jul 1931 Her husband, Earl Timmis "has been in the habit of sulking and pouting for days" during which he refuses to speak to her, Mrs. Blanche C. Timmis of 728 Colerick street alleged in complaint for divorce and $2,500 alimony filed in superior court No. 1. Wedded in 1911, the parties separated this month. Mrs. Timmis also charged that Timmis would become angry at her "for no reason whatever" and refuse to tell her the cause.
  • 04 Jul 1931 Mrs. Carrie Green of 175 West Superior street entered a second paragraph to a divorce action against Ernest Green in superior court No. 1, averring that he was guilty of cruel and inhuman treatment in that he cursed her and threatened to do her bodily injury.
  • 07 Jul 1931 In cross-complaint for divorce alleging that his wife, Mrs. Margaret Walter "has on several occasions thrown butcher knives and other missles at him" and that "On one occasion she struck him over the head with a heavy piece of iron" was filed by George M. Walter in superior court No. 1 yesterday. Married in 1919, the parties separated last March. There is one child, by adoption, it was stated, custody of whom is sought by Walter.
  • 07 Jul 1931 Charging that her husband, Roy Bracken would occasionally strike and beat her, leaving marks on her body for days, Mrs. Edna W. Bracken of 339 West Berry street began action to end her marriage in superior court No. 1. The Brackens separated in June, 1930, after a marriage contracted in 1917. Mrs. Bracken charged further that Bracken called her vile names and failed to provide properly. She asked that she be granted custody of the child.
  • 07 Jul 1931 Mrs. Lorinda Keplinger of 4026 Oliver street instituted suit in superior court No. 2 for divorce from Ernest B. Keplinger, alleging that on several occasions he cursed and struck her and called her vile names. Wedded in 1926, they separated this month. Custody of the two children is sought by Mrs. Keplinger.
  • 07 Jul 1931 Her husband, Raymond N. Freeman failed to provide and on occasion, swore at her and threatened to injure her. Mrs. Nellie I. Freeman avered in a divorce complaint entered in superior court No. 2. They married in 1928 and separated last month. She sought custody of her child.
  • 07 Jul 1931 A second paragraph in his divorce action against Mrs. Leone L. Peddicord was filed in superior court No. 1 by James S. Peddicord who alleged in part that she quarreled with and nagged at him because he was unable to give her money to make trips to various places.
  • 07 Jul 1931 Her complaint alleging that her husband, Jack R. McTeeters, "brutally and violently" struck her with his clenched fist, informed her that this action would give her grounds for her legal freedom and "told her to go home to her parents and apply for a divorce." Mrs. Lucille McTeeters sued to end her marriage in superior court No. 1 yesterday. Married April 12, 1929, it was stated, the parties separated June 22 this year. There is one child, custody of whom is sought by Mrs. McTeeters. Mrs. McTeeters further alleged that McTeeters tailed to make reasonable provision for his family, that he frequently refused to work when there was opportunity to secure employment and repeatedly quit employment without excuse, compelling her "to resort to the home of her parents for a place to live and to maintain his child." She charged that she had to work in order to obtain necessities for the child and herself and that he "demanded and received" from her "a portion of the proceeds of her own labor" to provide him with spending money. He was "ugly and brutal" her complaint averred, "when she was unable to provide such means to the extent that he desired," and has told her that he no longer loved her, had no more use of her and did not wish to live with her any more.
  • 07 Jul 1931 Mrs. Coleen Coleman of 1231 Ewing street filed suit in superior court No. 1 to end her marriage to George Coleman, charging that he struck her, cursed her and called her vile names and neglected to provide properly. Their marriage, contracted in 1927, was disrupted by a separation this month.
  • 07 Jul 1931 Judge Charles J. Ryan of superior court No. 1 granted Mrs. Marguerite F. Day a divorce from Richard Day on allegations that Day had been guilty of cruelty, failure to provide and intoxication. Wedded in 1929, they separated last November. Mrs. Day was granted custody of their child.
  • 07 Jul 1931 Cross-complaint for divorce from Mrs. Gladys Furnas was entered in superior court No. 2 by Eugene Furnas who alleged that his wife's parents had resided with them and that an "unfriendly atmosphere" developed. Married in 1924, they separated last June. Furnas asked that he be granted custody of the child.
  • 08 Jul 1931 Charges that her husband, Ira Carpenter beat and cursed her at different times, occasionally took her money and threatened to kill her were made by Mrs. Anna Carpenter during a hearing of her divorce action before Judge Charles J. Ryan in superior court No. 1 yesterday. Married in September, 1930 the Carpenters separated last April, it was stated. Judge Ryan indicated that he would give Mrs. Carpenter a divorce and restore her former name, Anna Blair, on testimony of an additional residence witness.
  • 08 Jul 1931 Mrs. Christine Richardson of 328 West Lewis street filed suit in superior court No. 1 to end her marriage to Beryl Richardson, alleging in part that about 18 months after their marriage he "began and habitually maintained" a "cold and distant demeanor" toward her and used profane and abusive language in her presence. On various occasion, she charged he struck and beat her "leaving black and blue marks on her body for days thereafter." They separated this month after a marriage contracted in September, 1928. Mrs. Richardson asked that she be granted custody of the two children.
  • 08 Jul 1931 Desertion was alleged in a divorce action of Louis Shambarger against Mrs. Bessie Shambarger entered in superior court No. 2. Wedded in 1917, the parties separated last January. Custody of the two children was sought by the plaintiff.
  • 08 Jul 1931 Hearing of the divorce suit of James S. Peddicord against Mrs. Leone L. Peddicord was opened before Judge Ryan in superior court No. 1 and continued until this morning. Mrs. Peddicord has filed a cross-complaint for divorce and alimony in the sum of $10,000. Both parties ask custody of their child.
  • 09 Jul 1931 Cross-complaint for divorce alleging that his wife, Mrs. Alice E. Heiser associated with "a large number of other men whose names can and will be furnished on the trail of the cause" was filed yesterday by Marvin C. Heiser in a suit instituted by her in superior court No. 1. The Heisers, it was stated, separated last month after a marriage contracted February 11, 1923. Heiser further charged that she was "cool and distant" toward him, reused to do house-work, stayed out nights and left him from time to time without reason or excuse, failing and refusing to inform him where she was going or where she had been. Heiser averred that she was guilty of the foregoing notwithstanding the fact, as claimed in his cross-complaint, that his treatment of her was "exemplary and proper."
  • 09 Jul 1931 Judge Charles J. Ryan granted Mrs. Virginia McGuire a divorce from Frank McGuire on her assertions that McGuire had struck and cursed her and been guilty of other acts of cruelty and failed to provide. They separated last December, having been married in April, the same year. Her former name, Virginia Haskins was restored.
  • 09 Jul 1931 Hearing of the divorce suit of James S. Peddicord against Mrs. Leone L. Peddicord, which was opened in superior court No. 1 Tuesday, was continued to Friday by Judge Ryan. The action is contested, Mrs. Peddicord seeking the decree and $10,000 alimony.
  • 10 Jul 1931 Charges that her husband, Emmett E. Squires was guilty of cruel and inhuman treatment, were made by Mrs. Luella Squires of 1815 Monroe street in a divorce complaint filed in superior court No. 1 yesterday. Married October 26, 1927, the parties separated this month. There are two children, custody of whom is sought by Mrs. Squires who also asks that her former name, Luella O'Dell be restored.
  • 10 Jul 1931 Mrs. Lillian Brice of 1108 Oak street began suit in superior court No. 1 to end her marriage to Daniel Bice, asserting that he failed to make reasonable provision for support of his family during a period of more than two years. They separated May 20, 1930 after a marriage contracted June 21, 1924. Mrs. Bice requested that custody of her child be vested to her.
  • 10 Jul 1931 Subject to testimony of an additional witness, Mrs. Alta Kamler was given a divorce from Carl Kamler by Judge Charles J. Ryan in superior court No. 1. Mrs. Kamler testified that Kamler cursed and abused her and was guilty of other acts of cruelty, and that he failed as a provider. The Kamlers married July 10, 1920 and separated February 19, 1931.
  • 11 Jul 1931 Her husband, William S. Rider created such constant strife that for them to live together was intolerable, Mrs. Mabel Rider of 2932 Winter street charged in a divorce complaint filed in superior court No. 1 yesterday. A separation the month disrupted the couple's marriage contracted in 1918. There is one child, custody of whom is sought by Mrs. Rider.
  • 11 Jul 1931 Mrs. Mildred Baxter sued in superior court No. 1 to end her marriage to Roy Baxter, her complaint asserting that he struck her on various occasion, causing her "great bodily harm and pain" and cursed her, calling her "all types of vile names." She also accused him of having "an ungovernable temper." Wedded in 1922, they separated this month. Mrs. Baxter asked that she be given custody of her child.
  • 11 Jul 1931 Richard A. Scott began action in superior court No.1 for divorce from Mrs. Bernice O. Scott, him complaint alleging that the defendant "has been guilty of adultery." They married in 1927 and separated last February.
  • 11 Jul 1931 Decree of divorce for Mrs. Anna Carpenter in her suit against Ira Carpenter was entered by Judge Charles J. Ryan in superior court No.1, evidence in the case having been introduced several days ago and the entry deferred pending residence witness testimony. Mrs. Carpenter, whose former name was restored, charged that Carpenter was guilty of various acts of cruelty.
  • 11 Jul 1931 Introduction of additional testimony in the divorce action of James S. Peddicord against Mrs. Leone L. Peddicord, who seeks a decree and $10,000 alimony on a cross-complaint, was continued until Wednesday after Mrs. Peddicord had given her testimony in part in superior court No. 1. Both parties ask that they be awarded custody of their son.
  • 12 Jul 1931 Cross-complaint for divorce from his wife, Mrs. Mary Loebert, and suit for $10,000 damages from Joseph Barva of 2436 Gay street, for alleged alienation of affections, were filed simultaneously by William Loebert in superior court No. 1 yesterday. According to the complaints, the Loeberts were married in 1915, separating in October, 1930. The cross-complaint stated that the couple has three children, custody of whom is sought by Loebert. It was charged in the cross-complaint the Mrs. Loebert refused to do the housework and to care properly for the children. She was "cool and distant" toward her husband, stayed out late at nights and frequently come home intoxicated. Loebert further alleged that his wife had numerous charge accounts in his name without his knowledge or consent, that she left him from time to time and associated with other men. The suit for alleged alienation of affections charged that Barva destroyed the love of Mrs. Loebert for her husband by "showing numerous marks of kindness and affection" toward her. It was also alleged that Barva and Mrs. Loebert had clandestine meetings.
  • 12 Jul 1931 Charging that her husband, William Linnemeier had failed to support her properly, Mrs. Minnie Linnemeier was granted a divorce on a cross-complaint in superior court No. 1. Married in 1902, the Linnemeiers separated in November, 1926.
  • 14 Jul 1931 Mrs. Myrtle Miller, 1827 Winter street filed suit for a divorce from Frank Miller, charging cruelty. The couple was married in 1925 and had three children.
  • 14 Jul 1931 Mrs. Grace Phillips, 1812 Vermont avenue charged Harry Phillips with failure to provide. The marriage took place in 1918 and the separation in 1931.
  • 14 Jul 1931 Mrs. Jessie Lulfs 2530 Winter street sued Herman Lulfs for divorce charging that he nagged at her and used vile language in addressing her. The couple was married nine years ago and separated recently.
  • 14 Jul 1931 Failure to provide and cruel treatment were charged by Mrs. Frieda Rohe in a complaint for divorce filed against William Rohe to whom she was married in 1925. The couple has one child.
  • 14 Jul 1931 Judge Charles J. Ryan granted Mrs. Gertrude Dugan a divorce from Rollo Dugan. She charged that her husband drank to excess and that he struck her on the nose and mouth. The plaintiff was granted the custody of two children and the defendant was charged with their support.
  • 12 Jul 1931 The divorce suit for Mrs. Mary E. McCollum against Samuel C. McCollum for a limited separation was dismissed.
  • 12 Jul 1931 The divorce suit of Mrs. Bernice Bair against Earl Bair was dismissed.
  • 15 Jul 1931 Mrs. Evelyn Hile was granted a divorce from Kenneth Hile by Judge Charles J. Ryan yesterday afternoon on her cross-complaint. At the same time Hile dismissed his suit against Harry and Ethel Bearman in which he charged them with alienating the affections of his wife. Mrs. Hile testified that her husband struck her and called her vile names. She was granted the custody of their two minor children and the father is to be permitted to see them once each month.
  • 15 Jul 1931 Mrs. Helen E. Eisinger was granted a divorce from Arthur W. Wisinger and had her maiden name of Helen E. Krudop restored. She charged failure to provide.
  • 15 Jul 1931 Mrs. Dorothy Bade testified that Alfred Bade failed to provide for her for a period of four years. She was granted a divorce by Judge Ryan and her maiden name of Dorothy Van Dine was restored.
  • 15 Jul 1931 Ernest Bleich won a decree against Mrs. Lucille Bleich. He testified that she had deserted him more than two years ago.
  • 15 Jul 1931 Mrs. Rose Greene was divorced from O. E. Green. She told the court that her husband had been arrested three times for public intoxication. Mrs. Greene was granted the custody of their child. They married in 1926 and separated in 1929.
  • 15 Jul 1931 Mrs. Evelyn Chinn, 623 Hayden street charged Wilbur Chinn, who now resides in Beaverdam, Ky., with failure to provide. The couple was married in 1921 and separated in 1924.
  • 15 Jul 1931 Mrs. Dolly D. Meeks, 3515 Logan avenue alleged that Eppa B. Meeks was cruel and cross to her and that in August, 1930 he abandoned her, leaving for parts unknown. The couple was married in 1908. The woman asks the custody of their minor child.
  • 16 Jul 1931 Mrs. Ethel James filed suit for a divorce yesterday from Pearl T. James. Mrs. James alleged that her husband had failed to support her for a period of two years. She asks the custody of their legally adopted child.
  • 16 Jul 1931 Fred Collins was granted a divorce from Teressa Collins by Judge Charles J. Ryan yesterday in superior court No. 1. The plaintiff charged that his wife had deserted him. The couple was married in July, 1925 and separated in December, 1927.
  • 16 Jul 1931 In the case of Pearl M. Heater against Joseph D. Heater, the three minor children now in possession of the Pixley Child Welfare were ordered turned over to the Allen County Children's home and the home is ordered to take care of the children until further order of the court.
  • 17 Jul 1931 Mrs. Leone L. Peddicord was granted a divorce from James S. Peddicord, local real estate man, on her cross-complaint by Judge Charles J. Ryan yesterday afternoon in superior court No.1. Her plea for alimony was denied. She has asked $10,000. The custody of the 3-year-old child was given to the mother for the greater part of each year and Mr. Peddicord was ordered to pay $7.50 per week for its support.
  • 17 Jul 1931 Jack Everett Reeder, 2837 South Barr street, dance orchestra leader, was named defendant in a suit for divorce and $5,000 alimony filed yesterday by his wife, Mrs. Mildred L. Reeder. Mrs. Reeder alleges that her husband had been guilty of associating with other women and that he is now under arrest on a charge of contributing to the delinquency of a minor girl. She also alleged that Reeder struck and cursed her. She asks the custody of their child. The couple was married in 1923 and separated during the present year. She asks that her former name of Mildred L. Mills be restored. Mrs. Reeder left her husband once before and filed suit against him for divorce. Then she returned to him. The old suit was dismissed yesterday.
  • 17 Jul 1931 Wilbur Murray Berry was granted a divorce from Mrs. Leah Berry, owner of Berry's barber shop, 607 South Calhoun street, on his cross-complaint yesterday afternoon in superior court No. 2. Mrs. Berry was given the custody of the children and the father was granted the right to see them at reasonable times. Mrs. Berry testified that her husband had held 35 different jobs in four years. He claimed that she stayed out late of nights, associated with other men and had nagged and scolded him.
  • 17 Jul 1931 Mrs. Lillian Buschnell filed suit for a divorce from Harry Buschnell, alleging cruelty and non-support.
  • 18 Jul 1931 William T. Gillion, 442 East Main street, a railroad employee, yesterday filed suit for a divorce from Mrs. Lucille Gillion to whom he was married in 1920. The plaintiff alleges that his wife has left him and that her whereabouts is unknown to him. He also charges that she told him that she no longer cared for him and wanted to secure a divorce. She refused to make social calls with him or to go with him to places of amusement, according to the complaint.
  • 18 Jul 1931 The order was modified in the case of Mrs. Lillian Bleich against William Bleich so that the defendant now pays $12 per month for the support of the child.
  • 19 Jul 1931 Charging that her husband struck her with his fist and knocked her to the kitchen floor on July 17, Mrs. Margaret Sitton, 912 West Creighton avenue, yesterday filed suit for a divorce from Frank E. Sitton. The plaintiff also alleged that her husband was cross and irritable and that he often came home intoxicated. The couple married in 1924. Mrs. Sitton wants her maiden name of Margaret Holland restored.
  • 19 Jul 1931 Robert Funk was granted a divorce from Mrs. Velma Funk on his cross-complaint by Ira M. Snouffer, judge pro tem in superior court No. 1 yesterday. Funk charged that his wife with cruel and inhuman treatment.
  • 19 Jul 1931 Mrs. Ruth Miller filed a second paragraph of complaint in her suit for divorce from John Miller, in which she asks $2,000 alimony.
  • 21 Jul 1931 Various alleged acts of cruelty, including kicking, striking, punching and fault-finding were described by Mrs. Edith McKeon in a hearing on her complaint for divorce from John McKeon in superior court No. 1 yesterday. Wedded in 1918, the McKeons separated in 1929.
  • 21 Jul 1931 Her husband, Robert Conrad Craig was guilty of cruel and inhuman treatment in that he occasionally became intoxicated, cursed her and found fault and often would scold her in the presence of friends and the public, Mrs. Bernice Marie Craig charged in a divorce action instituted in superior court No. 1. The Craig separated last May after a marriage contracted in 1920. Mrs. Craig's complaint averred that Craig has given her $5 since the separation. She asked that she be awarded custody of the three children and that a restraining order be issued to prevent the defendant from carrying out an alleged threat to take the children to his parents in Montana, out of the jurisdiction of the court. Craig, his wife further charged told her to get a divorce.
  • 21 Jul 1931 Her complaint alleging that her husband, Herschell R. Coil advised her "to break up housekeeping and store the furniture and go to live with her mother." Mrs. Wilma J. Coil of 455 Arcadia court filed suit for separation from bed and board and for custody of her child in superior court No. 1 yesterday. Mrs. Coil further charged that Coil "called her lazy and selfish and charging unjustly that her conduct was detestable; that he had learned to hate and detest her and had reached the end of trying to please her."
  • 22 Jul 1931 Charging that her husband, Calvin Clyde Isenberg, deserted her and their children more than 10 years ago, Mrs. Anna L. Isenberg of 1022 West Main street filed suit for divorce and $3,000 alimony in superior court No. 1 yesterday. The defendant has agreed to pay the plaintiff $3,000 in certain monthly payments by way of alimony. Mrs. Isenberg averred that Isenberg has failed to furnish support or maintenance for the three children since his alleged desertion and that he has repeatedly told her she should get a divorce that he did not intend to live with her any longer. She claimed that she was obliged to seek employment among strangers in order to provide a home and support for the children, two sons and a daughter, and herself. The Isenberg's were married June 7, 1911, separating in May, 1920.
  • 22 Jul 1931 Alleging that his wife, Mrs. Lucille M. Krosech, became dissatisfied with married life, left him for another man and told him to get a divorce, Albert F. Kroesch was awarded a decree of Marital freedom by Judge George H. Leonard in superior court No. 2. The parties separated last April after a marriage contracted July 26, 1925. Mrs. Kroesch's name was restored to Lucille M. Waltke.
  • 23 Jul 1931 Charging that her husband, Hugh W. Burris, "told her that he did not love or care for her and asked her to get a divorce," Mrs. Sylvia Burris acted on his alleged advice by filing a suit to end her marriage and for $2,000 alimony in superior court No. 1 yesterday. Married November, 7, 1921, the parties separated this month. Mrs. Burris further claimed the Burris repeatedly cursed and struck her. She asked that she be granted custody of the two children.
  • 23 Jul 1931 Verness Parrish sued in superior court No. 1 for divorce from Mrs. Gertrude Parrish, that she has been guilty of cruel and inhuman treatment in that she "has associated with divers men" whose names are unknown to him. Their marriage, contracted February 21, 1931 was disrupted by a separation this month.
  • 23 Jul 1931 Her husband, Joseph Sherman treated her in a cruel and inhuman manner by abandoning and failing to support her, Mrs. Floye Sherman claimed in a divorce suit entered in superior court No. 1. Wedded in 1926, the Sherman's separated in 1929. Mrs. Sherman sought custody of the child.
  • 23 Jul 1931 Subject to residence witness testimony, Mrs. Wanita Hoog was given a divorce from Anthony Hoog by Roland Schulz, judge pro tem of superior court No. 1, on allegations that Hoog had been guilty of cruel and inhuman treatment in that he slapped her and knocked her down and was out almost every night with other women. The Hoogs married May, 1929, separating last March.
  • 24 Jul 1931 Charging that his wife, Mrs. Martha Richey abandoned him in June, 1929, Lester L. Richey of 1021 Tennessee avenue sued for divorce in superior court No. 1 yesterday. The Richey's were married June 22, 1922.
  • 24 Jul 1931 Her husband, Leo O'Melia was gone most of the time, drank and was guilty of neglect and non-support, Mrs. Maria O'Melia averred during a hearing before Judge pro tem Roland Schulz in superior court No. 1. The O'Melia's separated in June, 1930 after marriage contracted in August, 1925. Judge Schulz indicated that Mrs. O'Melia is to be granted a decree after additional residence testimony has been introduced.
  • 24 Jul 1931 Mrs. Flossie Putt of Adams township sued her husband, Ray Putt for dissolution of the marital tie in superior court No. 2, alleging that he has spent a large part of his earning for liquor during the last two years and has become intoxicated almost every week. Her complaint alleged that Putt beat her at different times and on one occasion she was force to call in the sheriff to prevent the former from beating and choking her to death. She further claimed that she had to work in order to assist in making a livelihood for her children, custody of whom she seeks. Wedded in 1911, the Putts separated this month.
  • 24 Jul 1931 Alleging that his wife, Mrs. Nellie I. Freeman associated with "various and numerous men" and that when he informed her she would have to stop or give up her home with him, she told him "that she wanted to see the other side of the fence and did not intend to stop," Raymond N. Freeman filed a cross-complaint for divorce in superior court No. 2 yesterday. The Freemans were married in October, 1928 and separated June 7, 1931. The cross-complaint further alleged in part that on an occasion last April when Freeman unexpectedly returned home from work he found the plaintiff in her bedroom with another man who was under the influence of liquor. Othe allegation were made to the effect that the plaintiff associated with one Chris Selking during the month of June, 1931, that she went out nights leaving her child with Freeman or someone else. Freeman asked that he be granted custody of the child.
  • 25 Jul 1931 Charging that her husband, William Kohlmeyer, treated her in a cruel and inhuman manner in the he cursed her and called her vile names, struck and beat her, Mrs. Beulah Kohlmeyer of 731 Putnam street sued for divorce in superior court No. 1 yesterday. The Kohlmeyers separated this month, the marriage having been contracted December 31, 1922. Mrs. Kohlmeyer asked that she be given custody of her two children.
  • 25 Jul 1931 Mrs. Alice E. Forker of 541 East DeWald street filed a complaint in superior court No.1 for a three-year separation and $5,000 alimony from her husband, J. Bryan Forker. Mrs. Forker alleged that her made has been guilty of cruelty in that he for the past year has been keeping company with an unmarried woman name Lena Silk. Because of Forker's conduct, it was said such constant strife has existed between him and his wife that it is impossible for them to live together. They separated this month, having been married in 1916. Custody of her child and $25 weekly as support were also asked by Mrs. Forker.
  • 28 Jul 1931 Her complaint alleging that her husband, Cary D. Poling on May 26, 1931 "enveigled" her into going to the home of her sister in Bluffton for a visit and informing her a few day after she arrived at the sister's residence "that it was not his intention that she should ever return to their home," Mrs. Mona L. Poling sued for a five-year limited separation and $5,000 alimony in superior court No. 2 yesterday. Mrs. Poling claimed that Poling further told her that he was "all through" and did not intend to make a home for her, requesting her to remove her personal belongings from their domicile. It was also charged by Mrs. Poling that she had been compelled to reside at the home of her husband's mother. She asserted that Poling insisted repeatedly that she bring an action for divorce, threatening that if she did not take such a step he would start an action against her. The Poling's were married March 22, 1930, Mary 26, 1931, being given as the date of their separation.
  • 29 Jul 1931 Charging that her husband, Gerhardt Luecke, struck and beat her and called her vile name, Mrs. Orletta Luecke of 1336 Greene street filed suit for divorce in superior court No. 1 yesterday. Wedded March 6, 1930, the Luecke's separated this year. Mrs. Luecke asked that she be granted custody of her child.
  • 29 Jul 1931 Evidence was introduced in the divorce action of Mrs. Julia Lehmbeck against Harold Lehmbeck in superior court No. 1. Judge pro tem Henry Hasley indicating that the plaintiff is to be given a divorce after additional residence testimony has been entered. Mrs. Lehmbeck's complaint averred that Lenmbeck had stayed out until late at night, cursed her and called her names and failed to provide properly. They separated in July, 1930 after a marriage contracted in 1919. Mrs. Lehmbeck seeks restoration of her name to Julia Williamson.
  • 29 Jul 1931 Cross-complaint for divorce, charging that his wife, Mrs. Flossie Putt, repeatedly frequented dance halls on Saturday nights, occasionally remaining away from home as late as 4:30 o'clock in the morning, while he was obliged to remain at home and care for their children, was entered by Ray Putt of route No. 7, Fort Wayne, Adams township, in superior court No. 2.
  • 29 Jul 1931 Mrs. Esther Renfroe of route No. 5, Bass road, sued Joseph B. Renfroe for divorce in superior court No. 2, claiming that he failed to provide properly and maintain a home for her and that on numerous occasions he informed her he would not live with her and told her to obtain a divorce. Married January 17, 1931, the parties separated this month.
  • 30 Jul 1931 Alleging that her husband, George A. Cecil failed to provide and that he "forced her to work in a local factory," Mrs. Edith Cecil of 317 West Masterson street sued for divorce in superior court No. 1 yesterday. Wedded Jun 11, 1927, the Cecil's separated this month. Mrs. Cecil asked that she be granted custody of her two children.
  • 30 Jul 1931 Dismissing a complaint formerly filed, Attorney O. R. Kuhlman, representing Mrs. Luella Squires, filed a new action seeking to obtain a divorce for her from E. E. Squires, in superior court. It was charged that Squires, whom Mrs. Squires married in 1927, was guilty of cruel and inhuman treatment and habitual drunkenness. Mrs. Squires asked for custody of her two children, restoration of her former name, Luella O'Dell and $200 alimony.
  • 30 Jul 1931 Charging that his wife, Mrs. Hazel L. Thompson left his home in Fort Wayne and went to the residence of her mother in Hartford City, William H. Thompson sued for divorce in superior court No. 1 yesterday. His complaint alleged that his wife's affections were alienated by the influence of her mother. It was stated that the domestic relations of the Thompsons were agreeable for some time, but that Mrs. Thompson's mother finally "by correspondence and conversation" with her daughter prevailed on her to go to her home. Thompson charged that his wife, while living with him frequently spent week-ends with her mother, it being averred that Mrs. Thompson spent approximately one week out of each month with the parent. Thompson alleged that the mother's influence resulted in "a constant turmoil and disturbance in the home,"
  • 30 Jul 1931 Judge pro tem Henry Hasley granted George W. Walter a divorce from Mrs. Margaret Walter on a cross-complaint in superior court No. 1, charges being abusive language and desertion. The decree ended a marriage which contracted in 1919, was disrupted by a separation this year. Walter was given custody of a minor adopted child.
  • 31 Jul 1931 Charging that affections of his wife, Mrs. Carrie Miller were alienated by the defendant, Charles Miller of 1128 Maumee avenue filed suit against Mart Maguire for $10,000 damages in superior court No. 2 yesterday. Mr. and Mrs. Miller, it was stated, were married June 20, 1900 and separated the early part of July, 1931. Three children, who have reached their majority, were born to them. Miller's complaint stated that he and his wife had great affection for each other and lived happily together with their children during the years when the latter resided in the home. During the greater part of the couple's married life, Mrs. Miller was devoted to her family and cared for her home the children and her husband "in all respects as a dutiful wife." It was alleged, however, that in the later years of the marriage Maguire began to show Mrs. Miller "numerous marks of kindness and affection," He won her affection, and about 1929 began to visit her at her home, it being averred that they had clandestine meetings during absence of the plaintiff. The alleged visits continued until July 3, 1931. It was said that Miller and his wife are not now living together.
  • 31 Jul 1931 Her husband, Frank Wisneiwski, threatened her life and struck her on various occasions, Mrs. Hilda Diedrich Wisneiwski alleged in an action to end her marriage, filed in circuit court yesterday. Mrs. Wisneiwski's complaint further charged that Wisneiwski was an "habitual drunkard" and that he failed to provide his family with proper shelter, food and clothing. The Wisneiwski's separated this month after a marriage contracted in November, 1923. Mrs. Wisneiwski asked that she be awarded custody of the three children.
  • 31 Jul 1931 Mrs. Leone Wells sued John Wells for divorce in superior court No. 1, averring that he admitted to her that he had associated with other women for immoral purposes and that he stayed away from home for several days at a time without reasonable cause or giving her an explanation. During the last six months, she complained he has been very abusive. She asserted that he failed to provide, making it necessary for her to seek employment in order to maintain herself. Wedded Jun 19, 1928, the parties separated this month.

  • 01 Aug 1931 Claiming that his wife, Mrs. Marie Verdos, deserted him more than two years ago and that she is now, to the best of his knowledge, a resident of Chicago, Steve Verdos of 718 Lafayette street sued for divorce in superior court No. 1 yesterday. Mrs. Verdos alleged desertion of her mate constituted cruel and inhuman treatment, his complaint averred. Wedded October 20, 1920, it was stated the parties separated in September, 1927.
  • 01 Aug 1931 Judge Pro Tem Henry Hasley grated Mrs. Irene Gabner a divorce from Clem Grabner in superior court No. 1, terminating a marriage which, contracted in 1923, was disrupted by a separation July 23, 1930. Gabner, under the decree as entered, is to have the care and custody of the two children, except on Sundays when Mrs. Gabner is to be vested with their custody between the hours of 9 o'clock in the morning and 6 o'clock in the afternoon.
  • 01 Aug 1931 Allegations that his wife, Mrs. Rhoda B. Sommers refused to live with him and that she deserted his without cause approximately 10 years ago won a divorce from George J. Sommers in superior court No. 1 before Judge Pro Tem Hasley. Married in 1920, the litigants separated August 6, 1921.
  • 01 Aug 1931 Mrs. Kathryn J. Ryder filed suit in superior court No. 2 to end her marriage to William E. Ryder on assertions that he failed to make reasonable provision for the support of his family during a period of two years. The Ryders separated June 26, 1931, after having been married August 13, 1927. Mrs. Ryder asked that she be awarded custody of the two children.
  • 02 Aug 1931 Mrs. Rosalind Bennett of 2341 Smith street, sued in superior court No. 1 to end her marriage to Robert Bennett, charging that he treated her in a cruel and inhuman manner and failed to provide properly. Married December 28, 1926, the Bennetts separated last Friday. Mrs. Bennett asked that she be awarded custody of her child.
  • 02 Aug 1931 Allegations that her husband, George Robert Faun, was guilty of cruel and inhuman treatment, were set up by Mrs. Maxine Bennett Faun of 2218 South Hanna street in a divorce complaint entered in superior court No. 1. The Fauns separated August 1, 1930, after having been married April 16, the same year.
  • 02 Aug 1931 William T. Brown began suit for divorce from Mrs. Alice W. Brown in superior court No. 2, his complaint alleging that she was "carless in her personal habits and appearance" and that she "failed to perform the ordinary and usual duties of a good housewife." Brown further charged that she failed to care properly for their two minor children. It was stated that there was strife and quarreling between the parties and that Brown has suffered "great mental anguish and pain." Wedded August 7, 1927, the Browns separated this month. Custody of the children is sought by Brown.
  • 02 Aug 1931 Mrs. Mayme Hollis was decreed a divorce by Judge Pro Tem Henry Hasley in superior court No. 1 on her testimony that her husband, John J. Hollis was guilty of non-support and of association with other women. The decree terminated a marriage which, contracted September 3, 1914, was disrupted by a separation in April, 1929. Mrs. Hollis was given custody of her child, for support of whom Hollis was ordered to pay $8 weekly. Judgement was also rendered against Hollis for $350 to cover payment for support and attorney fees.
  • 04 Aug 1931 Mrs. Lula B. Ormiston of 2927 Parnell avenue averred in her complaint that the names which, she claimed her husband, Earl M. Ormiston, at various times applied to her were both "vile and vicious" and that he often gave vent to his appellations in the presence of their two children, custody of whom she seeks. She further alleged that Ormiston occasionally struck her, "at times inflicting very painful and serious injuries." Wedded in 1916, they separated this month.
  • 04 Aug 1931 Mrs. Cecil Miller of 1114 Ewing street claimed that her mate, Clesson Miller called her "all manner of vile names" and that he otherwise treated her in a cruel and inhuman manner, beginning about February 1, 1931. It was charged that he frequently threatened to leave her and finally made the threat good last month. They married November 4, 1930. Mrs. Miller sought restoration of her former name, Cecil Kepford.
  • 04 Aug 1931 His wife, Mrs. Etta M. Simon, constantly nagged at and quarreled with him and his children by a former marriage, Roscoe E. Simon of 363 Baker street alleged in an action for dissolution of Marital ties. Simon charged that Mrs. Simon left him July 31, this year, and failed to return. The marriage was contracted in 1918.
  • 04 Aug 1931 Desertion and failure to provide were alleged by Mrs. Noreane Soules in a suit, instituted in superior court No. 2, for divorce from Russell Soules. They married in 1927.
  • 04 Aug 1931 In superior court No. 1 Special Judge George N. Ross granted Mrs. Frances Cira a divorce from James Cira on her allegation the Cira had been guilty of cruel and inhuman treatment, drinking and failure to provide. Their marriage, entered into in December, 1929, was disrupted by a separation last February. Mrs. Cira was awarded custody of her child, for support of whom Cira was ordered to pay $3 weekly.
  • 05 Aug 1931 His complaint alleging that his wife, Mrs. Iva Fern Wolten, refused to live with him because her mother, Mrs. Ella Brososky, insisted that she make her home with him at 509 East Berry street, fiving as her reason that she needed her daughter "to support and maintain her," Homer Wolten of 802 West Jefferson sued for divorce in superior court No. 1 yesterday. The Woltens, it was stated, separated last June after a marriage contracted the preceding month. Wolten averred that he was "willing and ready" to provide a home for his wife, but that she informed him on numerous occasions that she did not care for him, advising him to obtain a divorce. Wolten's domestic difficulties were due to "control and influence" over Mrs. Wolten by her mother, it was alleged in the complaint.
  • 05 Aug 1931 Charging that her husband, Claude H. Rhodes, "while in an ungovernable rage, cut, mutilated and destroyed" two of her dresses, and when she attempted to interfere he threatened her with a gun, Mrs. Mable Rhodes of 1517 North Calhoun street began action to end her marriage in superior court No. 2. Wedded last September, the parties separated this month.
  • 06 Aug 1931 Charging that she was obliged to work from the time of her marriage until her separation and that she paid some of her husband's bills from her own earnings, Mrs. Helen M. Yant of 533 East Wayne street sued for divorce from Fred R. Yant in superior court No.1 yesterday. The marriage, according to the complaint, was contracted March 5, this year and disrupted April 13. In addition to charges of failure to provide, Mrs. Yant alleged that Yant on numerous occasions came home in a state of intoxication and that he "severely beat and choked" her April 8, 1931. She seeks restoration of her former name.
  • 06 Aug 1931 Mrs. Virginia A. Taconis, suing in superior court No. 2 to end her marriage to Atze Taconis, averred that all during her life with him her refused to support her and that he informed her he did not care for her and wanted her to get a divorce. Wedded November 5, 1926, they separated July 1, 1931. Mrs. Taconis asked that she be granted custody of their child.
  • 06 Aug 1931 Her husband William Clark, cursed her and called her vile names, occasionally struck her and deserted her twice, leaving her without support, Mrs. Ida Mae Clark of 1811 Clinton street asserted in a divorce action filed in superior court No. 1. They married July 7, 1930, separating this month.
  • 06 Aug 1931 Mrs. Helen Kintz of 216 East Jefferson street sued John W. Kintz for divorce in superior court No. 2 charging failure to provide and asking that her name be restored to Helen La Bell. They separated last April after a marriage entered into in November, 1927.
  • 06 Aug 1931 A five-year limited separation from her husband, William Matthews, was asked by Mrs. Valeria Matthews in a suit entered in superior court No. 1. Matthews, his wife charged, habitually scolded and nagged at her and called her vile names, constant strife rendering it intolerable for them to live together. They Married in June, 1929, separating this month.
  • 06 Aug 1931 Charging that her husband, Paul Jordan failed to make a home and to provide for her and their child, Mrs. Thelma Jordan of 614 Greely street sued for divorce in superior court No. 2 yesterday. Mrs. Jordan further claimed that she was obliged to seek employment among strangers. Married in November, 1929, the Jordan's separated last December. She asked that she be given custody of the child.
  • 06 Aug 1931 Mrs. Imo Chaudoin sued Joseph Chaudoin for divorce and $5,000 alimony in superior court No. 1, averring that he cursed, threatened and falsely accused her and failed to provide. Their marriage was contracted in 1906, the separation taking place this month. There are three children, two of them over the age of 20 years, and one child, 15 years old, custody of whom is sought by Mrs. Chaudoin.
  • 06 Aug 1931 Mrs. Maria O'Melia was awarded her legal freedom from Leo O'Melia, by Judge Pro Tem Robert Eggeman in superior court No. 1, evidence in the case having been submitted July 23.
  • 06 Aug 1931 Assertions that his wife, Mrs. Thekia I. Aker, associated with other men, won a divorce for Jacob Aker in superior court No. 1 by Judge Pro Tem Robert Eggeman. Jacob Aker was awarded custody of his child. They married in 1921, Aker charging that his wife left for Montana last February.
  • 07 Aug 1931 Asserting that her husband, Charles W. Lore accused her without cause of associating with other men, Mrs. Edna A. Lore of 2433 Fox avenue sued for divorce in superior court No. 2 yesterday. On numerous occasions, Mrs. Lore further charged, Lore called her "vile and filthy" names and threatened to do her bodily harm. Because of his failure to provide a proper home for her, she alleged, she was compelled to seek employment among strangers in order to gain the necessities of life. She sought restoration of her former name, Edna Thompson.
  • 07 Aug 1931 Mrs. Grace Curley of 1520 Sweeney avenue filed suit in superior court No. 1 to end her marriage to Wilbur Curley, averring that he drank to excess, called her names, threatened to do her bodily harm and failed to provide properly.
  • 07 Aug 1931 His wife, Mrs. Gertrude Thomas, nagged at him "all the time" and was guilty of associating with other men, Kenneth Thomas of 518 Prospect avenue alleged in a divorce suit entered in superior court No. 1. Their marriage, contracted in April, 1929 was disrupted by a separation this month.
  • 07 Aug 1931 Divorce from Glen O. Cox was sought by Mrs. Opal L. Cox in an action instituted in superior court No. 1 on allegations that he failed to make reasonable provisions for his family during a two-year period. Wedded in September, 1926, they separated this month.
  • 07 Aug 1931 The divorce suit of Mrs. Sylvia Burris against Hugh W. Burris was dismissed on motion of the plaintiff in superior court No. 1.
  • 08 Aug 1931 Charging that her husband, Edward Kaehr was guilty of cruel and inhuman treatment of her in that he never properly supported her and their two children and that he frequently made false accusations against her, Mrs. Juanita Kaehr sued for divorce and custody of the children in superior court No. 1 yesterday. Mrs. Kaehr also averred that Kaehr had threatened to kill her. Wedded in 1926, they separated this month.
  • 08 Aug 1931 Alleging in part that she had to pay the balance on her engagement and wedding rings in order to keep them from being repossessed by the seller, Mrs. Gertrude Thomas filed a cross-complaint for divorce from Kenneth Thomas in superior court No. 1 yesterday. Mrs. Thomas charged that Thomas failed to support her properly, her cross-complaint charging that she was compelled to work in order to earn sufficient funds to maintain herself "and, a great deal of the time, her husband." She averred that she has been forced to ask for charity in order to live. Thomas, she claimed, abandoned her without cause, falsely accused her of associating with other men, choked and beat her and stayed away from home until late at night with giving explanations as to his whereabouts. They married in April, 1929.
  • 09 Aug 1931 Charging that his wife, Mrs. Ella Neal cursed him and swore at him and that she deserted him approximately 10 months ago, Lloyd Neal was awarded a divorce by Judge Pro Tem Robert Eggeman in superior court No. 1 yesterday. Custody of a child involved was bested in Jessie Wilkins, a grandmother, Neal being ordered to pay for the child's support. The Neals were married in December, 1924.
  • 11 Aug 1931 Alleging that on one occasion when he went to his home he found a strange man with his wife and ejected the stranger from the residence, William Clark filed a cross-complaint for divorce from Mrs. Ida Mae Clark in superior court No. 1 yesterday. Married July 7, 1930, the Clarks separated this month when, Clark charged, he left their home at 1811 South Clinton street on account of alleged misconduct of his wife. The cross-complaint further charger that Mrs. Clark was "cross and irritable the greater part of their married life, and that she used very vile and profane language." Clark alleged that his wife, while they were living together, associated with "men of ill repute."
  • 11 Aug 1931 Seeking a divorce and restoration of her former name, Dorothy Reed, Mrs. Dorothy Goheen of 424 West Williams street entered suit against Edward Goheen in superior court No. 1. Mrs. Goheen averred that Goheen on numerous occasion has gone for several days without addressing her and has told her he did not love her any longer and that she should get a divorce. The Goheens separated this month after a marriage contracted in September, 1928.
  • 12 Aug 1931 Charging that because of the failure of her husband, Bernard Ringle to furnish adequate support, she was forced to seek employment in order to obtain necessities of life, Mrs. Mary L. Ringle sued for divorce in superior court No. 1 yesterday. The Ringles, it was said, separated February 1, 1931 after a marriage contracted November 26, 1924. Mrs. Ringle asked that she be granted custody of her child.
  • 12 Aug 1931 Evidence in the divorce action of Mrs. Celia C. Collins against Otto Collins, who the wife claimed was guilty of cruel and inhuman treatment, was heard by Judge Pro Tem Ward E. Dildine of superior court No. 1. It was indicated that Mrs. Collins is to be granted a divorce following the introduction of residence witness testimony. Married August 8, 1925, the parties separated last May 24.
  • 12 Aug 1931 A two-year limited separation from Roy E. Kinann was sought Mrs. Mrs. Bertha I. Kinann who averred in an action entered in superior court No.2 that he repeatedly struck her and beat her and cursed and swore at her. Kinann, she further charged failed to support her properly and occasionally went away from home and stayed until the late hours of the night, sometimes remaining away all night, without giving her any explanation as to his whereabouts. Wedded May 24, 1924, the Kinanns separated this month when the wife claimed her husband deserted her. There is one child, custody of whom is sought by Mrs. Kinann.
  • 12 Aug 1931 Mrs. Rhea D. Johnson of 422 Wallace street sued in superior court No. 2 to end her marriage to Jewel L. Johnson whom she accused of beating and striking her and calling her vile names. She also charged that he told her he no longer loved her and that she should get a divorce. They married June 13, 1928, and separated this month.
  • 12 Aug 1931 Her husband, Everett L. Simpson was "cold and indifferent" toward her and associated with other women, Mrs. G. Marie Simpson alleged in a divorce suit instituted in superior court No. 2. It was further contended that he failed to provide a home for his wife and child and to support them. The marriage, entered into April 8, 1929, was disrupted by a separation last March. Custody of the child is sought by Mrs. Simpson.
  • 13 Aug 1931 Charging that her husband, Jesse Snyder became angry when she asked for help to support their children and that he "refused to do anything around the home," Mrs. Pearl Snyder of 2229 Smith street sued for divorce in superior court No. 1 yesterday. Married in September 11, 1904, the Snyders separated in August, 1930. There are six children, ranging in ages from 5 to 20 years, it was said. Mrs. Snyder further averred that Snyder constantly found fault with her and manifested indifference concerning the welfare of the family. She claimed that his treatment of her was so cruel that she was compelled to separate from him.
  • 13 Aug 1931 Divorce from Oliver Berrier was sought in a suit filed in superior court No. 1 by Mrs. Ethel Berrier of 1430 Fairfield avenue who alleged that he quarreled with her, creating constant strife in their home, and that he failed to support her, thereby forcing her to support herself. The Berriers separated in November, 1928 after a marriage contracted November 2, 1904. The couple had four children, one of them being deceased, and two having reached an age of maturity, according to the complaint. Mrs. Berrier asked that she be award custody of one child, 14 who is living with her.
  • 13 Aug 1931 Her complaint alleging that her husband, Harry Phenis was given a 15 to 20 year sentence in the Michigan state prison on a robbery charge in a Jackson, Mich. court in October, 1929, Mrs. Edna Phenis, through Attorneys Watson and Kingrey, sued for divorce in superior court No. 1 yesterday. The parties married February 20, 1926. Mrs. Phenis seeks restoration of her former name.
  • 13 Aug 1931 Cross-complaint for divorce from her husband, Homer Woten, who she charged, occasionally treated her "in a manner of which she does not desire to set forth," was filed by Mrs. Iva Fern Woten in superior court No. 2. The Wotens, according to the cross-complaint, separated July 25 after having been married May 23, this year. Mrs. Woten further averred that Woten cursed her, called her vile names, struck and beat her and was not able to furnish a sufficient sum to maintain a home for her, as a result of which they were obliged to make their home with her mother. She claimed that she has been compelled to work as a clerk in order to support herself during her married life.
  • 13 Aug 1931 An order placing the custody of the minor child of Glen L. and Gladys Kayser with Kayser was entered in superior court No. 2. Kayser, it was stated was granted a divorce several years ago, at which time Mrs. Kayser was given custody of the child. The custody order was changed on petition of Kayser for modification.
  • 14 Aug 1931 Judge Pro Tem Ward E. Dildine entered a decree of divorce for Mrs. Celia C. Collins in her action against Otto Collins, whom she accused of cruel and inhuman treatment, in superior court No. 1 yesterday. Married August 8, 1925, the parties separated May 24, 1930, it was stated. Evidence in the case was submitted several days ago, entry of the decree having been withheld pending testimony of residence witnesses.
  • 14 Aug 1931 Venue of the divorce suit of Mrs. Alice D. McCombs against John D. McCombs was ordered changed to Adams circuit court by Judge Pro Tem Harold R. McClain after an affidavit for a change in venue was filed in superior court No. 2.
  • 14 Aug 1931 An order of dismissal was entered in the divorce case of James W. Hayden against Mrs. Helen Hayden on motion of Hayden in superior court No. 1.
  • 15 Aug 1931 Charging that her husband, Derwood Willoughby was guilty of cruel treatment and nonsupport, Mrs. Darlene Willoughby was granted a divorce by Judge Pro Tem Ward E. Dildine in superior court No. 1 yesterday. Custody of a minor child involved was vested in Mrs. Willoughby and Willoughby was ordered to pay $5 weekly for support of the child. Wedded July 21, 1924, the Willoughby's separated in June, 1926.
  • 15 Aug 1931 Evidence was presented in the divorce action of Lavon Place against Orval Place in superior court No. 1, charges of nonsupport and cruelty being made. Entry of a decree was withheld pending testimony of residence witnesses. The parties separated February 14, 1930 after a marriage contracted in September, 1929.
  • 15 Aug 1931 The divorce suit of Mrs. Iva M. Brunson against Arthur S. Brunson was dismissed in superior court No. 1.
  • 16 Aug 1931 Charging that her husband, Derwood Willoughby was guilty of cruel treatment and nonsupport, Mrs. Darlene Willoughby was granted a divorce by Judge Pro Tem Ward E. Dildine in superior court No. 1 yesterday. Custody of a minor child involved was vested in Mrs. Willoughby and Willoughby was ordered to pay $5 weekly for support of the child. Wedded July 21, 1924, the Willoughbys separated in June 1926.
  • 16 Aug 1931 Evidence was presented in the divorce action of Lavon Place against Orval Place in superior court No. 1, charges of nonsupport and cruelty being made. Entry of a decree was withheld pending testimony of residence witnesses. The parties separated February 14, 1930 after a marriage contracted in September, 1929.
  • 16 Aug 1931 The divorce suit of Mrs. Iva M. Brunson against Arthur S. Brunson was dismissed in superior court No. 1.
  • 18 Aug 1931 Allegations that Samuel A. Kees, in violations of the wishes of his wife, Mrs. Emma A. Kees, brought his mother into his home several weeks ago and told his wife that his mother would henceforth make her home with them, were made in a divorce complaint filed by the wife in superior court No. 1 yesterday. The plaintiff, Mrs. Kees, who in addition to the divorce seeks $5,000 alimony and custody of the two children, further alleged that Kees informed her that she could leave if she did not like it. Wedded in November 10, 1923, the litigants separated this month. The complaint also averred that Kees, during a period of more than six months past, has "continuously nagged at and criticized" his wife and "on several occasions told her that he no longer had any affection for her and that it would please him if she would leave him and sue for a divorce."
  • 18 Aug 1931Complaint for divorce from Gerald E. Parlette, alleging in part that he concealed from her "that he had been charged with desertion from the United States navy," was entered by Mrs. Katharyn H. Parlette in superior court No. 1. The Parletts, it was stated, separated February 25, 1931, after a marriage contracted March 8, 1930. Mrs. Parlette further claimed that Parlette failed to make reasonable provision for her support and obliged her to maintain herself by her own work. From time to time, she asserted, he absented himself from their home without notice or explanation.
  • 18 Aug 1931 Matthias E. Hammer was granted a divorce from Mrs. Sarah K. Hammer by Judge Pro Tem James D. Sturgis in superior court No. 2. The Hammers were married November 9, 1930, separating December 27. Hammer's complaint charged that Mrs. Hammer nagged at, quarreled with and criticized him, refused to prepare his meals "or perform any of the duties of a good housewife." By her alleged conduct, it was stated, she caused him "great mental pain and anguish," destroyed his affection for her and rendered it impossible for him to continue to life with her as her husband.
  • 18 Aug 1931 Gordon Johnson was given a divorce from Mrs. Edith Blanch Johnson by Judge Pro Tem Alexander M. Campbell in superior court No. 1 yesterday. The Johnsons, it was stated, separated in June 1929, after a marriage contracted in 1926. Johnson alleged that Mrs. Johnson deserted him.
  • 18 Aug 1931 Cross-complaint for divorce was filed in superior court No. 1 by Herbert Mahaffey in an action begun by Mrs. Harriet Mahaffey, the husband averring that his wife was guilty of cruel and inhuman treatment in that she nagged at and scolded him and did not keep her home in a proper condition. Wedded in 1912, they separated last June.
  • 19 Aug 1931 Mrs. Mary Wilkinson was decreed a divorce from Ralph Wilkinson in superior court No. 1 yesterday by Judge Pro Tem "Alexander M. Campbell. Married in October, 1927, the Wilkinson's separated last.
  • 19 Aug 1931 Gordon Johnson was given a divorce from Mrs. Edith Blanch Johnson by Judge Pro Tem Alexander M. Campbell in superior court No. 1 yesterday. Johnson, who was married in June, 1926 was restored to the single status on charges that his wife deserted him in June, 1929.
  • 19 Aug 1931 Arthur M. Caldwell sued for divorce from Mrs. Anna Caldwell on general charges of cruel and inhuman treatment in superior court No. 1 yesterday.
  • 19 Aug 1931 In superior court No. 1, Mrs. Montella T. Dasher sought a decree to end her marriage to Gaylor N. Dasher, averring that he was guilty of cruel and inhuman treatment in the he shook her on numerous occasions. The Dashers separated this month after a marriage contracted September 10, 1920. Mrs. Dasher asked that she be awarded custody of her four children.
  • 19 Aug 1931 On information of contempt filed by his former wife, Maxine G. Brayton, Lawrence Brayton was ordered by Judge Pro Tem Campbell to make a "substantial payment" within 30 days on payments alleged to be due.
  • 19 Aug 1931 Judge Pro Tem Campbell denied a petition of Mrs. Lula B. Ormiston, asking that her husband, Earl M. Ormiston, whom she sued for divorce on August 3, be required to support her during pendency of the action. According to the evidence, Ormiston has been without employment since last May, although he has attempted to find work, and Mrs. Ormiston is employed.
  • 20 Aug 1931 Charging that his wife, Mrs. Helen Hayden deserted him on January 21, 1928, giving as her reason that she was tired of Married life with him and that she had no further love or affection for him, James W. Hayden of 503 ˝ East Brackenridge street sued for divorce in superior court No. 2 yesterday. The Hayden's were married December 28, 1902. Hayden claimed that on various occasions he sought to effect a reconciliation with Mrs. Hayden in the hope that they might forget their differences and establish a home for themselves. He asserted, however that his efforts toward reconciliation have been to no avail and that further living with his wife is hopeless.
  • 20 Aug 1931 Her husband, Theodore R. Emrich, occasionally struck, beat and kicked her and failed to provide, Mrs. Verlynd Emrich of 203 Esmond street alleged in a divorce action instituted in superior court No. 1. The Emrichs separated April 24, 1931, after a marriage contracted August 23, 1928. Mrs. Emrich asked that her name be restored to Verlynd Underhill.
  • 20 Aug 1931 In superior court No. 2, Judge Pro Tem James D. Sturgis granted Mrs. Evelyn Shank a divorce from Herbert Shank.
  • 20 Aug 1931 The divorce action of Mrs. Beatrice Daugherty against George A. Daugherty was dismissed on motion of the plaintiff in superior court No. 1.
  • 21 Aug 1931 Charging that his wife, Mrs. Rose Geschwell was extravagant and "expended more money than he was able to earn," Fred Geschwell sued for divorce in superior court No. 1 yesterday. Geschwell's complaint stated that he was at one time unable to pay hi house rent and that he has been paying money on judgments for merchandise purchased by his wife and charged to him. It was further alleged that Mrs. Geschwell on various occasions swore at and cursed her husband, struck him and refused to prepare his meals. She has two children by a former marriage, it was averred, and permitted a daughter to mistreat Geschwell, married September 9, 1915 the separated this month.
  • 21 Aug 1931 Roy Turnipseed of 1301 ˝ Eliza street filed suit in superior court No. 1 to end his marriage to Mrs. Leotta Turnipseed, charging in part that she would not keep house for him nor wash his clothes. The complaint also alleged that she was "half-drunk most of the time" and that she occasionally associated with other men and stayed out until midnight and later. They separated this month after a marriage contracted December 17, 1929.
  • 21 Aug 1931 Her husband, Elmer C. Botteron told her "to get out and leave their home, that he would not live with her," Mrs. Evelyn R. Botteron claimed in a divorce action entered in superior court No. 1. On numerous occasions, she asserted, he struck and cursed her. Wedded August 11, 1925, they separated this month.
  • 22 Aug 1931 Charging that her husband, Roy L. Thompson said he was sorry he ever married her, Mrs. Nina Thompson sued for a divorce in superior court No. 1 yesterday. Married January 22, 1931, it was stated, the Thompsons separated June 13. Mrs. Thompson's complaint further alleged that Thompson was "especially friendly to another woman and that he would be glad for his freedom so he could marry the other woman." She asked for restoration of her former name, Nina Knox.
  • 22 Aug 1931 Judge Pro Tem Alexander M. Campbell awarded Lawrence I. Repp a divorce from Mrs. Marjorie K. Repp in superior court No. 1 on Repp's allegations that she told her husband to get a divorce, ran away continually and refused to live with him. They separated last November after a marriage contracted in October, 1920. Repp was granted custody of the two children.
  • 22 Aug 1931 Charging that her husband, Officer Edgar Taylor of the Fort Wayne police department, was quarrelsome and guilty of cruel and inhuman treatment, Mrs. Lucille Taylor of 425 Fairmount place filed suit for limited separation in superior court No. 1 yesterday. Married October 10, 1915, the Taylors separated June 4, 1931. Officer Taylor at one time was head of the police dry squad. Mrs. Taylor's complaint alleged further that there was such constant strife that for she and her husband to live together was rendered impossible. There is one child, custody of whom is sought by Mrs. Taylor.
  • 23 Aug 1931 Claims that he was forced to borrow sums of money in order to meet payments ordered for support of his wife, Mrs. Alda Kolkman, who has sued him for a five-year limited separation, and their children, were made by William Kolkman during a hearing on his petition to modify the order before Judge Pro Tem Alexander M. Campbell in superior court No. 1 yesterday. Kolkman, it was said has paid $159 since July 15 and made only $130 during the period. It was stated that an order entered last month required that he pay $7 weekly as support, rent of $8.50 and expenses for gas, lights and insurance. Through his attorney, H. Parnell McGreevy, he asked that the support order be modified so that he would have to pay only $3 weekly in addition to the rent. Judge Pro Tem Campbell entered a new order, reducing the weekly support payments to $5. Attorney C.A. Lincoln represented Mrs. Kolkman.
  • 25 Aug 1931 Charging that her husband, Karl Hanke advised her to get a divorce, Mrs. Hildegard Hanke acted on the alleged recommendation by filing suit to end her marriage in superior court No. 1 yesterday. Mrs. Hanke further accused Hanke of continuously quarreling and nagging at her and calling her vile and indecent names. They married Mary 26, 1929 and separated this month. Restoration of her former name, Hildegard Christen was sought by Mrs. Hanke.
  • 25 Aug 1931 Mrs. Ethel Marie Greenwood of 421 East Main street sued Irvin Greenwood for a divorce decree in superior court No. 1, alleging that he treated her in a cruel and inhuman manner by abandoning her July 27, 1927, their marriage according to the complaint, having been contracted June 24, the same year. Mrs. Greenwood, who sought restoration of her former name, averred that Greenwood has refused to live with her.
  • 26 Aug 1931 Charging that her mate, Arthur Sievers has for more than 10 years past, "misconducted himself as a husband," Mrs. Reta Sievers filed suit for divorce and $3,000 alimony in superior court No. 2 yesterday. Married April 5, 1915, the parties separated this month. Mrs. Sievers alleged that Sievers cursed, abused, found fault with and struck her and was guilty of other forms of misconduct. The complaint stated that Mr. and Mrs. Sievers were engaged in the ice cream business at 505 East State street, each having a half interest therein. Mrs. Sievers asked that she be given custody of her two children.
  • 26 Aug 1931 Her husband, Charles Biddle has quarreled with and nagged at her to such an extent that she can no longer endure it, Mrs. Harriet E. Biddle of 714 ˝ South Barr street averred in a divorce action instituted in superior court No. 1. The Biddles, it was stated separated in July, 1930 after a marriage contracted August 56, 1914. There are two children, custody of whom is sought by Mrs. Biddle.
  • 26 Aug 1931 Alleging that his wife, Mrs. Irene Evans, left his home and that she was guilty of cruel and inhuman treatment and used profanity, Kenneth Evans was decreed a divorce by Judge Pro Tem George N. Ross in superior court No. 1. The divorce ended a marriage which entered into December 6, 1928, was disrupted by a separation April 15, 1931.
  • 27 Aug 1931 Charging that her husband, Robert Cain, often went on "drunken sprees" and remained in such a condition for periods of several days, Mrs. Lucy Cain of 1804 Gay street sued for divorce in superior court No. 2 yesterday. At such times, Mrs. Cain's complaint alleged, the defendant was "abusive, unreasonable and devoid of all decency." She averred that he often struck and beat her and that she was scars and bruises inflicted by him. He called her vile names, she charged and used vile and indecent language in the presence of their two children, custody of whom see seeks. Married March 28, 1918, the Cains separated August 20 this year, according to the complaint.
  • 27 Aug 1931 Mrs. Josephine F. Fagan of 1123 Buchanan street filed suit in superior court No. 1 to end her marriage to Andrew R. Fagan, claiming that he created such constant strife that living together longer as husband and wife became intolerable. Wedded August 22, 1928, they separated this month.
  • 28 Aug 1931 Charging that her husband, Fred Robbins was guilty of cruel and inhuman treatment in that he had failed to provide, thus necessitating that she work, Mrs. Mildred Robbins was decreed a divorce by Judge pro tem George N. Ross in superior court No. 1 yesterday. Married April 18, 1925, the parties separated March 10, 1931,
  • 29 Aug 1931 Charging that his wife, Mrs. Vera Tancey deserted him April 25, 1929, and has since refused to return to him, despite the fact that he was at all times a "good and dutiful husband," Frank G. Tancey of 1320 Kensington boulevard sued for divorce in superior court yesterday. The Tanceys, it was stated separated April 25, 1929, after a marriage contracted June 24, 1927. Tancey asked that his wife's name be restored to Vern Frazier.
  • 29 Aug 1931 Judge Pro Tem George N. Ross granted Mrs. Nellie E. Fisher a divorce from Glenn W. Fisher on her allegations that Fisher frequently cursed and swore at her, make threats against her and was quarrelsome. Wedded August 19, 1930, the parties separated March 23, 1931.
  • 29 Aug 1931 Mrs. Theora McBride of 165 Hendricks street began action for divorce from Royal McBride, averring that he failed to provide her with a home and proper necessities of life during the past two years. They married September 22, 1928 and separated this month. Mrs. McBride asked that she be given custody of her child.
  • 29 Aug 1931 Alleging that her husband, John Shirley would become intoxicated and that he struck, kicked and choked her on numerous occasions, Mrs. Althea Shirley filed suit for divorce in superior court No. 1 yesterday. Shirley, his wife charged further, was guilty of other acts of violence and did not provide adequately for her support during a period of more than two years preceding the filing of her complaint. Mrs. Shirley averred that she had been compelled to work outside her home in order to support herself. Married November 25, 1926, the Shirley's separated this month. There is one child, custody of whom is sought by Mrs. Shirley.
  • 30 Aug 1931 Her husband, Frank C. Shoff, was guilty of cruel and inhuman treatment in that he struck and injured her on numerous occasions without cause, Mrs. Minnie C. Shoff of 1317 Polk street charged in a divorce action instituted in superior court No. 1 yesterday. Mrs. Shoff further claimed that Shoff would become intoxicated and that he threatened to sell an automobile belonging to her. They separated this month after a marriage contracted August 8, 1925. There is one child, custody of whom is sought by Mrs. Shoff.

  • 01 Sep 1931 Charging that her husband, Carl Egts told her on several occasions that he did not care to live with her any longer and asked her to give him his legal freedom, Mrs. Mary Egts took steps to accede to his alleged wishes by suing him for divorce in superior court No. 1 yesterday. Married March 1, 1927, the parties separated August 27, this year. Mrs. Egts further claimed that Egts failed to provide adequately. She asked that she be given custody of her two children.
  • 01 Sep 1931 Mrs. Ruth Winkle of 444 Wallace street filed suit in superior court No. 2 to end her marriage to Allen Winkle, avvering that he left her in 1922 and has since failed to provide. They married in 1909.
  • 01 Sep 1931 Judge Pro Tem Andrew W. Perry granted a divorce in superior court No. 1 to James O. Teesh in action against Mrs. Lottie E. Tressh, terminating a Marriage contracted in 1905. Treesh's complaint alleged that his wife failed properly to look after his home, prepare his meals and wash his clothes, thus obligating him to perform these tasks, and that she spent a great deal of time away from the house.
  • 01 Sep 1931 Allegations that her husband, Carl Junk was guilty of cruel and inhuman treatment in that he was quarrelsome, became intoxicated and failed to support her were incorporated in a divorce complaint filed in superior court No. 1 by Mrs. Carol Junk. Wedded August 10, 1929, they separated last June 12. Mrs. Junk seeks restoration of her former name Carol Young.
  • 01 Sep 1931 Suit for a two-year limited separation was entered in superior court No. 1 against Charles Miller by Mrs. Carrie Miller who averred that from time to time he struck and beat her without reason and that he habitually cursed her and swore at her, called her vile names and made false charges against her. They separated last June after having been married in 1900. There are three children, all married, according to the complaint.
  • 01 Sep 1931 Order of dismissal was entered in the divorce action of Mrs. Reta Sievers against Arthur Sievers in superior court.
  • 02 Sep 1931 Her complaint alleging that her husband, Delbert E. Mack "also known as Roy Mack", has lived with another woman for the past two years, Mrs. Edwina Mack of 1508 ˝ Wabash avenue sued for divorce in superior court No. 1 yesterday. Mrs. Mack further charged that even before the date of her marriage Mack was living with the "other woman", this being unknown to the plaintiff before the nuptial knot was tied. Wedded January 10, 1929, the Mack's it was said separated April 1, the same year. Mrs. Mack claimed that she was compelled to live with her father because her husband refused to support her. Mack, however has been supporting the "other woman", the complaint averred. The name of the "other woman" was omitted from the complaint, subject to possible instructions by the court to name her. Mrs. Mack asks that her former name be restored.
  • 02 Sep 1931 Mrs. Henrietta Hughes of 537 Wallace street sued George Hughes for divorce in superior court No. 1, charging in part that he cursed her, associated with other women and spent some of his money on them, and on numerous occasions came home in an intoxicated condition. Mrs. Hughes asked that her name be restored to Henrietta Bateman.
  • 02 Sep 1931 Tony Kireff filed suit in superior court No. 1 to end his marrage to Mrs. Myrtle Kireff, charging that she refused to live with him and that she associated with other men. They separated in January, 1929 after a marriage contracted in December, 1928.
  • 02 Sep 1931 Mrs. Noma Hoover sued Harry D. Hoover for divorce in superior court No. 1, charging failure to provide. Wedded in 1927, they separated last January.
  • 03 Sep 1931 Her complaint charging in part that her husband, George Relue "furnished the necessaries for the home and then would not pay the bills," greatly to her embarrassment, Mrs. Ruby Relue sued for divorce in superior court No. 1 yesterday. Married March 16, 1928, the Relue's separated this month, Mrs. Relue alleged further that Relue refused to stay home nights and that he once sent her to her parents at South Bend, telling her to stay there two months. She became ill, however after she had been with her parents two weeks and returned to her husband's residence whereupon, her complaint averred, he "became greatly enraged" and informed her "that she could go right back as he would never again make a home for her." Recently, Mrs. Relue claimed she found her mate in company with another woman at a theater. Mrs. Relue charged that Relue then told her that she "could go with anyone she wanted to." Mrs. Relue seeks custody of her son.
  • 03 Sep 1931 Mrs. Lucinda Longsworth sued Ralph C. Longsworth for divorce and $1,000 alimony in superior court No. 2, charging that he has been "very quarrelsome and cross and abusive" to her. On one occasion when Mrs. Longsworth "was seriously sick and her life despaired of," Longsworth "cruelly and inhumanly ignored and neglected her, and instead of being at her bedside, he "spent long late hours in poolrooms and public parks," At another time when crying and sobbing because of her husband's alleged neglect of her, he took hold of and "Violently shook her." Wedded February 7, 1928, they separated August 5, 1931.
  • 03 Sep 1931 Judge Pro Tem Andrew W. Perry in superior court No. 1 granted Mrs. Fern Arnett a divorce from George J. Arnett on charges that he got drunk, stayed out nights and told her to get a divorce. They married in 1928.
  • 03 Sep 1931 Mrs. Clara Shea was awarded her legal freedom from Harold Shea who she alleged called her names and associated with other women in superior court No. 1 by Judge Pro Tem Andrew W. Perry. The marriage was contracted in 1918.
  • 03 Sep 1931 Mrs. Theodore Papps was decreed a divorce from Edward Papps on testimony that he struck her and been guilty of various acts of cruelty by Judge Pro Tem Andrew W. Perry in superior court No. 1. They married in 1924.
  • 04 Sep 1931 Alleging that on the date of their separation her husband, Lester Mohr became so intoxicated that it was necessary for her to leave their residence and that he refused to permit her to take her two-month-old baby with her, Mrs. Florence Mohr sued for divorce in superior court No. 1 yesterday. Married November 28, 1930, the Mohr's separated this month. Mrs. Mohr further claimed that Mohr failed to make reasonable provisions for her and the child, and that he urged her to get a divorce. On numerous occasions he told her to leave their home and he once pushed her so hard that she fell to the floor. She asked that she be given custody of the child.
  • 04 Sep 1931 Mrs. Libby Eckerle of 918 Lafayette street sued Henry Eckerle for divorce in superior court No. 2, averring that he refused to work and contribute to her support and that he occasionally, without cause, cursed and swore at her, called her vile names and struck and beat her, telling her she should obtain a divorce. She also charged that he falsely accused her of associating with other men. They separated last month after a marriage contracted May 4, 1930.
  • 04 Sep 1931 Allegations that his wife, Mrs. Pearl Miller associated with other men for immoral purposes and neglected her household duties and proper care and attention to her children were made in a cross-complaint filed by Edgar M. Miller of 638 West Creighton avenue in her divorce complaint pending in superior court No. 2. Wedded April 25, 1922, they separated May 14, 1930. Custody of the four children is sought by Miller.
  • 04 Sep 1931 Order of dismissal on motion of the plaintiff was entered in the divorce action of Mrs. Gladys I. Wojciechowski against Joseph Wojciechowski in superior court No. 2.
  • 05 Sep 1931 Testifying in part that her husband, Charles Swartz told her to get a divorce, Mrs. Mary Swartz was awarded a decree by Judge Pro Tem Andrew W. Perry in superior court No. 1 yesterday. Mrs. Swartz further claimed that Swartz failed to provide and that on one occasion he struck her because she wanted to turn on the radio. They separated May 1, 1931, after a marriage contracted August 15, 1929. Mrs. Swartz's name was restored to Mary Zierath.
  • 05 Sep 1931 His wife, Mrs. Crystal Swain deserted him and their two children more than two years ago and, to the best of his knowledge, she is now a resident of the state of Michigan, Robert W. Swain of 1222 Burgess street charged in a divorce action instituted in superior court No. 1. Swain asked that he be granted custody of the children, for whom he has cared and provided since the alleged desertion by Mrs. Swain. Married September 3, 1923, the Swains separated April 15, 1928.
  • 06 Sep 1931 Married July 7, 1931, Mrs. Velma N. Keever and her husband, John Keever separated in August, according to her complaint for divorce filed in superior court No. 1 yesterday. Mrs. Keever sought a decree on alleged ground that Keever failed to provide for her and associated with other women.
  • 06 Sep 1931 Charging the her husband, Harold Claypool failed to provide for her during a period of more than two years, Mrs. Pauline Claypool was given a divorce and restoration of her former name, Pauline Wells in superior court No. 1 by Judge Pro Tem Andrew W. Perry yesterday. They separated in 1927 after a marriage contracted in 1924.
  • 06 Sep 1931 In superior court No. 1, Judge Pro Tem Andrew W. Perry awarded Mrs. Mildred Biggerstaff her legal freedom from Clyde Biggerstaff after she had testified that Biggerstaff, prior to their marriage, misrepresented to her the size of the salary he was earning. Wedded October 8, 1930, the Biggerstaffs separated four days later.
  • 09 Sep 1931 Charging that her husband, Clarence Kurtenback threatened at various times to kill her and do her great physical violence, Mrs. Agnes Kurtenback sued for divorce in superior court No. 1 yesterday. He complaint alleged further that the defendant has sworn at and cursed her and that he has served time at the state penal farm. Married June 4, 1929, they separated July 25, this year.
  • 09 Sep 1931 Mrs. Eleanor Gladys Zytone filed suit in superior court No. 1 to end her marriage to Selim Zytone, averring that he had inflicted bodily injury on her and been guilty of cruel and inhuman treatment in divers ways. They separated this month after a marriage contracted May 1, 1927. She seeks restoration of her former name, Eleanor Gladys Diehm.
  • 09 Sep 1931 Mrs. Irene Earnhart was granted a divorce from Harry Earnhart and her name restored to Irene O'Connell by Judge Pro Tem Alva C. Carpenter in superior court No. 1.
  • 10 Sep 1931 Seeking a divorce on general charges of cruel and inhuman treatment, Mrs. Maude Osterman of 815 West Superior street began an action against Clarence Osterman in superior court No. 1 yesterday, married January 18, 1928, the separated last February. Osterman is held in the Allen county jail awaiting trial on a charge of criminal assault on a 12-year-old girl. He escaped from deputies who were escorting him from the courthouse to the jail, following his arraignment in circuit court, and was later rearrested.
  • 10 Sep 1931 Mrs. Wilhelmina Webb sued Walter P. Webb for divorce in superior court No. 2, charging failure to provide. They married July 16, 1929, and separated this month. Mrs. Webb seeks restoration of her former name, Wilhelmina Silk.
  • 11 Sep 1931 Mrs. Bertha M. Short of 1208 East Columbia avenue, suing in superior court No. 1, asked that she be granted a divorce and $2,500 alimony from her husband, Eli P. Short, whom she charged with cruel and inhuman treatment. Married October 4, 1928, they separated this month.
  • 11 Sep 1931 Mrs. Violet Stokes began suit in superior court No. 2 for divorce from Lawrence Stokes and $5,000 alimony, alleging in part that while she had been confined to a sanitorium for her health during a period of approximately two years, the defendant has used sums from their joint savings account and money due her from a sick benefit fund from a firm which formerly employed her. It was charged that the wife, as a result lacks funds with which to provide herself with comforts and accommodations while at the sanitorium. They married March 25, 1925. There is one child.
  • 12 Sep 1931 Charging that her husband, Gust Pappas created such constant strife that for them to live together as husband and wife was intolerable, Mrs. Leta Pappas of 336 West Washington boulevard sued for divorce in superior court No. 1 yesterday. Married December 23 1927, they separated December, 1930, it was stated.
  • 12 Sep 1931 In superior court No. 2 Mrs. Elsie Davis was granted a divorce from John B. Davis, her complaint alleging that he was guilty of desertion and association with other women. They separated in March, 1929 after a marriage contracted in 1923.
  • 12 Sep 1931 An amended complaint for divorce from her husband, Vernie Clayborn, whom she accused of failing to make reasonable provision for her support was filed by Mrs. Myrtle Vera Clayborn in superior court No. 1. Wedded August 26, 1928, they separated last June.
  • 12 Sep 1931 Alleging that her husband, Walter F. Horman associated with a Mrs. Mildred Burdick, Mrs. Louise Horman began divorce action in superior court No. 2. The Horman's married in 1911 and separated last November. On different occasions, Mrs. Horman's complaint stated in part, Horman would stay out late at nights, returning at 1 or 2 o'clock in the morning, and when she would ask him where he had been "his reply would be, 'None of your d-business.'". At one time, the complaint alleged, Horman informed his wife that he was going to Canada to attend a machinist's convention, but she averred she afterward learned that he had taken Mrs. Mildred Burdick to Detroit, Mich. Mrs. Horman's complaint further charged that her husband "has wrecked her entire life".
  • 13 Sep 1931 Because of the failure of her husband Matt Junk to provide for her, Mrs. Nora Junk was forced to work and support herself, she charged in a divorce complaint filed in superior court No. 1 yesterday. Mrs. Junk averred further that Junk cursed at her and called her vile names. Married July 3, 1926, they separated July 18, this year.
  • 13 Sep 1931 Mrs. Gwendolyn Deck of 812 ˝ Barr street entered suit in superior court No. 2 to end her marriage to Aloysius Deck on allegations that he quarreled with her without provocation and failed as a provider. Wedded last October, they separated this month.
  • 13 Sep 1931 General allegations of cruel and inhuman treatment were set up by Mrs. Florence Miller of 337 East Butler street in a divorce action instituted against her husband, Hayden Miller, whom she married June 7, 1927, the parties separating this month.
  • 13 Sep 1931 Mrs. Gladys Furnas was awarded a divorce from Eugene Furnas and custody of her child, for support of whom Furnas was ordered to pay $5 weekly, in superior court No. 2.
  • 13 Sep 1931 Mrs. Florence Crowl was granted a divorce from William Crowl in superior court No. 1 terminating a marriage which, contracted August 12, 1915, was disrupted by a separation October 15, 1930.
  • 13 Sep 1931 Evidence was introduced in the divorce action of Mrs. Ruth Miller against John Miller in superior court No. 1, entry of a decree for the plaintiff being withheld subject to residence testimony. They separated last July after a marriage entered into January 8, 1912.
  • 15 Sep 1931 General charges that her husband, John Ervin was guilty of cruel and inhuman treatment were set up in a divorce complaint filed by Mrs. Mary Ervin of 1317 Cass street in superior court No. 2 yesterday. The parties, it was stated separated this month after a marriage contracted December 25, 1904. There is one child, 16. Mrs. Ervin asked that she be awarded alimony in the sum of $2,500.
  • 15 Sep 1931 The divorce suit of Laure Laisure against Merle Laisure was ordered dismissed by agreement in superior court No. 1.
  • 16 Sep 1931 Her husband, Clyde J. Allman created such constant strife that living together was intolerable, Mrs. Myrtle Allman of 1302 Jackson street, averred in a divorce complaint filed in superior court No. 1 yesterday. Married June 18, 1902, the Allmans separated in February, 1930.
  • 16 Sep 1931 Anton J. Oesterle began an action in superior court No. 1 to end his marriage to Mrs. Rose Oesterle, alleging that she was guilty of drunkenness and that she cursed and swore at him. The separated last June after a marriage contracted June 18, 1927.
  • 16 Sep 1931 Suit for divorce and $10,000 alimony was entered in circuit court by Mrs. Katherine Tielker against Emmett Tielker whom she accused on general charges of cruel and inhuman treatment. Wedded January 5 1918 they separated March 15, 1931. There are two children, custody of whom is sought by Mrs. Tielker.
  • 16 Sep 1931 Charging that his wife's two sons, aged 16 and 18 by a former marriage have abused him, William F. Busching of route No. 2, St. Joe Center road, began action to terminate his marriage to Mrs. Cecil P. Busching. They married October 31, 1925 and separated September 13, this year. On more than one occasion, Busching's complaint alleged, his wife's children have threatened to strike him and his wife also threatened to give him a beating. He averred further that she would no prepare his breakfast nor wash his wearing apparel and that she ordered him out of the home.
  • 16 Sep 1931 Testifying that her husband, Merle A. Laisure choked and struck her, dragged her around a room and associated with other women, Mrs. Laure Laisure was given a divorce by Judge Charles J. Ryan in superior court No. 1. Mrs. Laisure further informed Judge Ryan that Laisure has been convicted in circuit court on a charge of assault and battery with intent to commit criminal assault. Married in 1913, the Laisure's separated last May. Mrs. Laisure was awarded custody of the children, for support of whom Laisure was ordered to pay $5 weekly.
  • 17 Sep 1931 Her complaint charging that her husband, Zack Maier attempted at one time to choke her and that he has permitted his relatives to interfere with their family affairs and threatened to turn her out of the house, Mrs. Cornelia Maier sued for divorce in superior court No. 1 yesterday. Mrs. Maier alleged further that Maier has called her vile names and denied the parenthood of their child. They separated this month after a marriage contracted in October, 1928.
  • 17 Sep 1931 Mrs. Ruth A. Cooke was given her legal freedom from Harold T. Cooke on allegations of cruelty and constant quarreling by Judge Charles J. Ryan in superior court No. 1. Wedded January 14, 1922, they separated May 9 this year.
  • 17 Sep 1931 A divorce decree was awarded Mrs. Harriet Phinezy on testimony that her husband, Tuck Phinezy struck and kicked her and that he was guilty of habitual intoxication in superior court No. 1 by Judge Charles J. Ryan. They married October 15, 1908 and separated last May. Mrs. Phinezy was given custody of her child, 16 for support of whom Phinezy was ordered to pay $5 weekly.
  • 17 Sep 1931 Order of dismissal was entered in the divorce suit of Gertrude E. Enoch against Robert R. Enoch in superior court No. 1.
  • 19 Sep 1931 Her complaint charging that her husband, Floyd Pursley has been guilty of "gross and wanton neglect," Mrs. Ruth V. Pursley of 704 Putnam street filed suit for a two-year limited separation in superior court No. 1 yesterday. Married December 8, 1929, the Pursleys separated this month. Mrs. Pursley averred further that Pursley failed to provide suitable for her and her child, custody of whom she seeks.
  • 19 Sep 1931 An action for divorce was entered in superior court No. 1. Mrs. Marie K. Monroe sought to end her marriage to Herschel Monroe on averments that he failed to provide a proper home for her and support her an the two children, whose custody she asks, that he afflicted bodily injuries upon her on several occasions and associated with other women. They separated this month after a marriage contracted December 27, 1925.
  • 19 Sep 1931 Charging that she continually nagged at him and quarreled and refused to live away from the home of her parents, Charles C. Carpenter sued Mrs. Catherine Carpenter for divorce in superior court No. 1. They married in November, 1929.
  • 19 Sep 1931 Charles McClain of 912 West Third strret began action in superior court No. 1 to end his marriage to Mrs. Grace McClain, no ground being given.
  • 19 Sep 1931 Suit for divorce from Mrs. Hilda B. Atkins of 3204 South Harrison street was filed by Herman V. Atkins in superior court No. 2, the complaint making general allegations of cruel and inhuman treatment. Wedded in November, 1919, they separated this month.
  • 20 Sep 1931 Judge Charles J. Ryan gave Mrs. Ruth Miller a divorce from John Miller, evidence in the case having been submitted previously and entry of the decree postponed pending residence witness testimony for the plaintiff. Mrs. Miller alleged in part that Miller struck her with his fist and attempted to drag her down stairs. The parties separated this year after a marriage contracted in 1912. Mrs. Miller's name was restored to Ruth Kendig.
  • 20 Sep 1931 A divorce and alimony amounting to $1,000 were awarded Mrs. Valette Eiser in suit against Jack Eiser in superior court No. 2. Mrs. Eiser averred that her husband caused constant strife, that he associated with other women and occasionally stayed out all night. She sued originally for a limited separation. Married in 1917 the parties separated last October. Mrs. Eiser was awarded custody of her child. The alimony is to be paid at the rate of $10 weekly and Eiser was also ordered to pay $10 weekly for support of the child.
  • 22 Sep 1931 Charging that although her husband Fred L. Theime had a good job and earned good wages, she had to take in washings, clean offices and keep boarders in her home in order to get sufficient money for necessary household expenses. Mrs. Frances C. Theime of 702 Taylor street sued for a divorce, $2,500 alimony and restoration of her former name, Frances Pargnet in superior court No. 2 yesterday. The Theimes married in September 1923. Mrs. Theime further alleged in part that Theime required her to turn over to him the money received by her from her own work except what she paid out for household expenses and that he nagged and found fault with her until he got an accounting from her of every cent spent.
  • 22 Sep 1931 Verness Parrish was given a divorce in superior court No. 1 from Mrs. Gertrude Parrish on allegations that she was guilty of cruelty and associated with other men. They separated last May after a marriage contracted in 1921.
  • 22 Sep 1931 Testifying that her husband, Robert C. Craig drank habitually and that he cursed her, Mrs. Bernice M. Craig was granted a divorce and custody of her two children in superior court No.1 by Judge Charles J. Ryan. They married in 1920.
  • 23 Sep 1931 Her complaint alleging in part that her husband, Robert J. Gerding struck and beat her and drove her from her home, Mrs. Loretta C. Gerding of 1242 Wall street filed suit for divorce in superior court No. 1 yesterday. Married in June, 1921 the Gerdings separated this month. There are four children, custody of whom is sought by Mrs. Gerding. She further alleged that Gerding cursed her and swore at her, creating such constant strife that for them to live together as husband and wife became intolerable.
  • 23 Sep 1931 Her husband, Glen Trim associated with other women and told her to get a divorce, declaring he did not care for her and the baby any longer, Mrs. Clara Trim averred in a divorce action instituted in superior court No. 1. They separated this month after a marriage contracted November 24, 1929. Mrs. Trim asked that she be granted custody of the child.
  • 23 Sep 1931 Paul Stiverson of 1428 Wall street began suit in superior court No. 1 to end his marriage to Mrs. Elsie Stiverson, claiming that she created such constant strife that living together as husband and wife was intolerable. Wedded March 29, 1930, they separated this month.
  • 23 Sep 1931 Declaring that the whereabouts of her husband, Reaty Porter have been unknown to her since January 22, 1930 when she claimed, he left her in a fit of anger, Mrs. Belle Porter sued for divorce in superior court No. 1. They married April 22, 1911. There are four children, custody of whom is sought by Mrs. Porter. She also alleged that he often swore at her and called her indecent names, telling her he had no love for her.
  • 23 Sep 1931 Subject to residence witness testimony, Mrs Olive Fahl was given a divorce, in superior court from Ralph Fahl on charges that he was guilty of desertion and failure to provide for more than two years. They separated last year after a marriage entered into in 1927. Mrs. Fahl was awarded custody of the two children, for support of whom Fahl was ordered to pay $7 weekly.
  • 23 Sep 1931 William T. Gibion was granted a divorce in superior court from Mrs. Lucile Gibion on charged of cruelty and desertion, terminating a marriage which contracted in 1920 was distrupted by a separation on 1924.
  • 23 Sep 1931 Affidavit for a change of venue from Allen county was filed by the defendant in the divorce suit of Maurice Hoppe against Mary Hoppe, pending in superior court No. 2.
  • 24 Sep 1931 Her husband, Frank Yarman associated with other women, received letters and pictures from them and boasted to his wife concerning such alleged association, Mrs. Mary Yarman of 1613 East Washington street charged in a divorce action instituted in superior court No. 1 yesterday. The Yarmans, it was stated married January 18, 1930 and separated August 1, 1931, have been married and divorced previously. Mrs. Yarman also charged that Yarman used vile language and failed to make suitable provision for her. She asked that she be awarded custody of the child.
  • 24 Sep 1931 Mrs. Irene Emrick of 919 Burgess street filed suit in superior court No. 2 to end her marriage to Frank Emrick, averring that he called her "vile and filthy names" on numerous occasions, struck and beat her and ordered her out of their home, telling her that she should get a divorce, that he would not live with her any longer.
  • 24 Sep 1931 Charging that her husband, Marion Mentezer was guilty of cruel and inhuman treatment and that he called her vile names, Mrs. Oda Mentezer of Monroeville sued for divorce in superior court No. 1.
  • 24 Sep 1931 Mrs. Hattie Brandenburg of 1628 ˝ South Calhoun street sued Paul Brandenburg for divorce and restoration of her former name in superior court No.1, claiming that he treated her in a cruel and inhuman manner, failed to provide for her and constantly quarreled and nagged. Married August 8, 1931, they separated August 25, according to the complaint.
  • 24 Sep 1931 Charles Sims filed suit in superior court No. 1 to end his marriage to Mrs. Jeanette Sims, asserting that she quarreled with and nagged at him and left him. Wedded June 9, 1924, they separated October 10 the same year.
  • 24 Sep 1931 Subject to residence witness testimony, Mrs. Mary Ethel James was given a divorce from P. T. James by Judge Charles J. Ryan in superior court No. 1. Mrs. James, who charged that her husband failed as a provide, was awarded custody of an adopted child. Married in May 1924, the parties separated in March, 1930.
  • 24 Sep 1931 Plea in abatement to the divorce action filed against him by his wife, Mrs. Loretta C. Gerding was filed by Robert J. Gerding in superior court No. 1. Gerding claims that Mrs. Gerding has not lived in Indiana for a length of time sufficient to give her a legal right to obtain a divorce. They resided in Defiance county, Ohio for more than two years preceding January, 1931, when the moved to Fort Wayne, the plea stated.
  • 24 Sep 1931 Her complaint charging that her husband, Merl Johnston on one occasion "struck her with such force that he broke her jaw," Mrs. Bertha Johnston of 1930 John street sued for divorce in superior court No. 1 yesterday. Mrs. Johnston further charged that Johnston called her vile names, cut up her clothing and was guilty of other mistreatment. They separated last July after a marriage contracted October 23, 1928.
  • 25 Sep 1931 Suing in superior court No. 1 for a divorce from Mrs. Matilda H. Leach, Frank D. Leach averred that during the latter part of their life together she nagged at and found fault with him, telling him she had no love for him and that if he did not like it he could leave. Thus Leach asserted, living with her became unbearable. Their marriage, contracted October 9, 1908, was disrupted by a separation July 2, 1929.
  • 25 Sep 1931 Charging that her husband, Jack Burke was "cross and surly" and constant strife rendered it impossible for them to live longer together, Mrs. Doris Burke of 2162 Edgehill avenue began action to end her marriage in superior court No. 1. They married August 8, 1926, separating this month. Custody of the two children is sought by Mrs. Burke.
  • 25 Sep 1931 Mrs. Anna P. Glass was decreed a divorce in superior court No. 1 from William H. Glass, and her former name was restored, on charged that Glass was cruel, quarrelsome and guilty of nagging. Married in April 1920, they separated in December, 1930.
  • 25 Sep 1931 Divorce was entered for Mrs. Lillian Bice in her suit against Daniel Bice in superior court No. 1, evidence haven been heard previously and entry of the decree withheld pending residence testimony. Mrs. Bice charged that Bice has failed to provide during a period of more than two years. Wedded in 1924, they separated in 1930. Mrs. Bice was given custody of her child. Bice was ordered to pay $4 weekly as support.
  • 25 Sep 1931 Mrs. Evelyn E. Chinn was awarded a divorce in superior court No. 1 from Wilbur Chinn on charges of desertion and failure to provide. They married in 1921, separating in 1923.
  • 25 Sep 1931 In superior court No. 1 Mrs. Mabel Rider was given a divorce from William S. Rider on testimony that he struck her and was quarrelsome. They separated last July after a marriage entered into in 1918. Mrs. Rider was granted custody of her child, for support of whom Rider was ordered to pay $5 per week.
  • 25 Sep 1931 Mrs. Lucille M. Teeters received a divorce in Superior court No. 1, on charges of non-support by her husband Jack R. Teeters, custody of the child being vested in Mrs. Teeters, the court ordering Teeters to pay $5 weekly as support. They separated last June after a marriage entered into in 1929.
  • 25 Sep 1931 Decree of divorce was entered in superior court No. 1, for Mrs. Mary Ethel James in suit against Pearl T. James on charges of failure to provide.
  • 26 Sep 1931 Charging that his wife, Mrs. Mildred Rayl, created such constant strife that for them to live longer together was intolerable, Mack L. Rayl of route No. 10, Adams township sued for divorce in superior court No. 1 yesterday. Married May 1, 1922, the Rayls separated last month.
  • 26 Sep 1931 Alleging that her husband, Walter J. Schultz was guilty of habitual drunkenness and that he sometimes stayed away from home as long as three days at a time, Mrs. Frances Schultz was decreed a divorce by Judge Charles J. Ryan in superior court No. 1. The parties it was stated separated in 1930 after a marriage contracted in 1920. Mrs. Schultz was awarded custody of a child involved, for support of whom Schultz was ordered to pay $7.50 weekly.
  • 26 Sep 1931 Order of dismissal on motion of the plaintiff was entered in a divorce action which had been filed in superior court No. 1 earlier in the day by Seward H. Davis against Ida M. Davis.
  • 27 Sep 1931 His wife, Mrs. Frances D. Lanier left their place of residence June 29, 1931, stating that she no longer cared to live with him, that she no longer loved him and that he could secure a divorce, Charles B. Lanier charged in a divorce complaint filed in superior court No. 1 yesterday. Lanier averred further that Mrs. Lanier continually found fault with and nagged him and created constant strife during practically the entire time they lived together. They were married February 3, 1929.
  • 27 Sep 1931 Charging that her husband, Benjamin F. Zwick was guilty of cruelty and that he failed to provide, Mrs. Alice Zwick began an action on superior court No. 2 for dissolution of marital ties. Wedded June 7, 1929, the Zwicks separated June 29, this year. Mrs. Zwick asked for restoration of her former name, Alice Tigges.
  • 27 Sep 1931 Mrs. Fern Grace sued in superior court No. 2 for divorce from William Grace, alleging that he frequently become intoxicated and failed to provide, thus forcing her to support herself. They separated last July after a marriage contracted October 18, 1930. Mrs. Grace asked that her name be restored to Fern McComb.
  • 29 Sep 1931 Her complaint alleging that her husband, Lawrence J. Anspach has in fits of temper, torn his clothing, destroyed furniture and inpured their home by breaking doors, Mrs. Irene E. Anspach of 2815 Schele avenue filed a complaint for a three-year separation from bed and board in superior court No. 1. yesterday. Married May 39, 1926 the parties separated September 20, 1931, when Mrs. Anspach's complaint alleged, the defendant beat and choked her until she was nearly unconscious. She further charged that he cursed her and swore at her, calling her vile names in the presence of their two children, custody of whom she seeks, and wrongfully accused her of improper relations with other men. On one occasion, it was alleged a splinter from one of the doors injured one of the children. Constant strife between them has rendered it intolerable for them to live together, she claimed. She asked that she be awarded support during the separation period.
  • 29 Sep 1931 Mrs. Margaret McCray sued in superior court No. 1 for divorce from James McCray, charging that she was compelled to work in order to support herself and that he repeatedly told her he did not care for her and that she "should get out and stay out." Wedded December 10, 1929, they separated this month. Mrs. McCray seeks restoration of her former name, Margaret Brown.
  • 29 Sep 1931 Glen Trim, defendant in a divorce action instituted in superior court No. 1 by his wife, Mrs. Clara Trim, filed a plea in abatement, contending that the court lacks jurisdiction on the allegation that the parties have been residents of Jackson township, Wells county for more than five months past except the last several weeks during which they have roomed in Fort Wayne. The plea was assigned to hearing October 5.
  • 29 Sep 1931 Mrs. Minnie Haas was given a divorce from Alfred Haas by Judge Charles J. Ryan in superior court No. 1 on charges of failure to provide and cruelty, ending a marriage contracted in 1912. Mrs. Haas was awarded custody of the children.
  • 29 Sep 1931 Mrs. Hazel Wickert was granted a divorce from Louis N. Wickert in superior court No. 1 by Judge Charles J. Ryan.
  • 30 Sep 1931 Her complaint declaring that their tastes are absolutely different and that they cannot agree on any subject, Mrs. Husta L. Hughes of 1322 Horace street filed suit for divorce from Oden Hughes in superior court No. 2 yesterday. Mrs. Hughes further alleged in part that her husband has refused to work and that during the past six months he has given her only $8 for support Married August 18, 1929 they separated this month. The wife also claimed that Hughes scolded and upbraided her without cause and told her she should leave and get a divorce. He has been indifferent to her and affection for her she asserted. She seeks restoration of her former name, Husta L. Wade.
  • 30 Sep 1931 In superior court No. 1 Judge Charles J. Ryan entered a decree of divorce for Howard W. Potts in action against Mrs. Ruth Potts on allegation that the defendant was guilty of cruelty and nagging and struck the plaintiff in public. The wife's name was restored to Ruth Smith. They separated last July after a marriage contracted in April, 1929.

  • 01 Oct 1931 Charging in part that her husband, Lloyd G. Gerald failed to provide during a period of more than two years, Mrs. Ruth Gerard was given a divorce, subject to residence witness testimony, by Judge Charles J. Ryan in superior court No. 1 yesterday. The Gerald's separated in December 1929, after a marriage contracted in 1920. Mrs. Gerald was awarded custody of her child, for support of whom Gerald was ordered to pay $5 weekly.
  • 01 Oct 1931 Her husband, Elsworth Lochner would go out every night in the week, sometimes returning home at 12 o'clock. Mrs. Gladys Lochner of 3318 North Clinton street averred in an action for limited separation entered in superior court No. 1. Her complaint alleged that he gave her a beating in July, knocking her down with the result that she was unconscious five minutes. When she regained consciousness he asked her "whether or not she wanted some more beating," whereupon she pleaded with him not to strike her again. Mrs. Lochner further charged that Lockner failed to provide and she was, therefore compelled to take in washings in order to support herself and child. He once left Fort Wayne and went to Cleveland, leaving her without any provision for support, it was claimed. She also asserted that one occasion she purchased and canned a bushel of peaches and that then he left he took with most of the peaches which she had bought with money she had earned. Married July 14, 1930, they separated September 28, 1931.
  • 01 Oct 1931 Mrs. Griselda Degitz filed suit in superior court No. 1 for divorce from Edmund Degitz on general charges of cruel and inhuman treatment. Wedded October 16, 1924, they separated last June. She asked that she be awarded custody of her child.
  • 01 Oct 1931 Order of dismissal on motion of the plaintiff was entered in the divorce suit of Mrs. Loretta C. Gerding against Robert J. Gerding in superior court No. 1.
  • 02 Oct 1931 Charging that her husband, Fate Baker, struck her twice and frequently cursed her and called her vile names, Mrs. Lula Baker was awarded a decree of divorce by Judge Charles J. Ryan in superior court No. 1 yesterday. Married in 1912, the Bakers separated last June. They had separated before, it was said. Mrs. Baker was adjudged the owner or all household goods in her residence and her former name, Lula Stone was restored.
  • 02 Oct 1931 Mrs. Dolly D. Meeks was granted a divorce from Eppa Meeks by Judge Ryan on allegations that Meeks was guilty of cruelty, that he cursed her frequently and failed to provide, thus necessitating that she work. The separated in August, 1930 after a marriage contracted in 1908. Mrs. Meeks was given custody of her child, for support of whom Meeks was ordered to pay $5 weekly.
  • 02 Oct 1931 Her husband, Joseph Sherman was guilty of cruelty and failure to provide, stayed out nights and constant quarrels ensued, Mrs. Floye Sherman charged during a divorce hearing in superior court No. 1. It was indicated that a decree is to be entered subject to residence witness testimony and Mrs. Sherman is to be awarded custody of the child and Sherman charged with its support. Wedded in 1926, they separated in, October 1928.
  • 02 Oct 1931 Mrs. Marcella Schlaudroff was decreed a divorce and $7,000 alimony from Fred C. Schlaudroff by Judge Rayn. It was stated that attorneys for the parties reached an agreement on alimony and property settlement out of court after part of the wife's evidence had been introduced Wednesday. Married in 1925, the Schlaudroffs separated last February. Mrs. Schlaudroff charged that Schlaudroff was guilty of various acts of cruelty. She was adjudged owned of a 1925 Buick automobile, a diamond engagement ring and half the household goods.
  • 02 Oct 1931 Order of dismissal on motion of the plaintiff was entered in the divorce action of Mrs. Osyeth Preskey against Roy Preskey in superior court No. 1.
  • 03 Oct 1931 Cross-complaint for separation from bed and board alleging in part that she found evidence of women having been in her husband's car and discovered rouge on his clothing was filed by Mrs. Frieda A. Hesse yesterday in an action pending by Fred W. Jesse in superior court No.1. When she asked for an explanation, he refused to talk she charged. Mrs. Jesse's cross-complaint further charged in part the Jesse would stay away from home and decline to say where he had been. When he was away from home he was usually in his automobile, she claimed. In the summer of 1930, she averred he left on his vacation, telling her he was going fishing with some men. She charged, however, that she learned he had been in association with another woman. Mrs. Jesse asked that she be awarded custody of her children.
  • 03 Oct 1931 Divorce and $1,000 alimony were sought by Mrs. Bernice H. Murray in an action filed in superior court No. 1 against her husband, James N. Murray, whom she accused of cruel and inhuman treatment. Married in June 1929, they separated last month. Mrs. Smith asked that her name be restored to Lottie M. Crites.
  • 03 Oct 1931 Charging that her husband, John Wells left her because she refused to buy gas for him and that he associated with other women, Mrs. Leone Wells was granted a divorce by Judge Charles J. Ryan in superior court No. 1, her former name being restored. They separated last July after a marriage contracted in 1928.
  • 03 Oct 1931 Alleging that his wife, Mrs. Viola M. Billow struck him with a vase, associated with other men and stayed away from home a week at a time, George F. Billow was decreed a divorce in superior court No. 1. Married in 1906, they separated in July 1930.
  • 03 Oct 1931 Orders of dismissal on motion of the respective plaintiffs were entered in the divorce actions of Mrs. Marie Brinkman against John Brinkman and Mrs. Nellie Finegan against Charles Finegan in superior court No. 1.
  • 04 Oct 1931 Her husband, Ernest E. Weaver falsely accused her of associating with other men, nagged at and quarreled with her and cursed and swore at her. Mrs. Bertha M. Weaver charged in an action for divorce instituted in superior court No. 2 yesterday. The Weavers separated this month after a marriage entered into May 29, 1928. Mrs. Weaver sought restoration of her former name, Bertha M. Tullis.
  • 04 Oct 1931 Suit for divorce from Forrest Fast was filed in superior court No. 1 by Mrs. Viola M. Fast who averred that he quarreled with her constantly and cursed and swore at her. She alleged further that he drank and refused to work. Married May 9, 1931, they separated September 28.
  • 06 Oct 1931 Her complaint charging that her husband, Robert Cuney often struck and beat her "until she would have black and blue marks on her body" and require the care of a physician. Mrs. Margaret Cuney sued for divorce in superior court No. 2 yesterday. Married August 2, 1923, the Cuneys separated this month. There are three children, custody of whom is sought by Mrs. Cuney. Mrs. Cuney averred that Cuney was otherwise guilty of cruel and inhuman treatment in that he treated her with indifference and was "cross and ugly" toward her.
  • 06 Oct 1931 Mrs. Bernisha E. Parker was awarded her legal freedom by Judge Charles J. Ryan in superior court No.1, from Clarence E. Parker on allegations that he associated with other women, called her vile names, struck her at different times and failed to provide. They separated in September 1930,after a marriage contracted in 1902.
  • 06 Oct 1931 Judge Charles J. Ryan granted a divorce to Mrs. Hazel L. Thompson from William H. Thompson in superior court No. 1 on a cross-complaint, charging that he was cruel, jealous, quarrel-some and called her vile names. Wedded August 25, 1929, they separated last July. Mrs. Thompsons name was restored to Hazel L. Messler.
  • 06 Oct 1931 Charging that her husband, Ross H. Cassady beat and struck her on various occasions, urged her to get a divorce and said he did not love her any more, Mrs. Kathryn Cassady of route No. 4, Fairfield avenue, filed suit for divorce in superior court No. 1. They separated this month after having been married in 1919. She asks custody of the two children.
  • 06 Oct 1931 Mrs. Patia P. Burns began suit in superior court No. 1 for divorce from Norman E. Burns alleging in part that he frequently absented himself from home, staying out until early morning hours and refusing to account for his whereabouts. He became angry at her without cause, called her vile names in the presence of their children and repeatedly struck and beat her with such violence as to leave marks on her person for days thereafter, Mrs. Burns charged. She further claimed that he squandered his money in company with other women and for intoxicating liquor. They were married in 1922 and separated last month.
  • 06 Oct 1931 Eighteen divorce actions, most of which, it was said have been pending untried for some time, were ordered dismissed in superior court No. 1 yesterday in the beginning of a movement by court officials to rid the docket of old cases. Litigants in the actions ordered dismissed yesterday follow: Ottilie Hedges against Robert S. Hedges; Velma Mosely against Clifton Mosely; Mabel I. Smothers against Charley Smithers; Beulah Everhart against Carl Everhart; Bertha E. Guy against Alva R. Guy; Harry A. Mohler against Ailine Mohler; Martha Sturm against Hollie Sturm; Olive Weibel against William Weibel; Frank Gongwer against Eunice Gongwer; Anna Micu against Zack Micu; Myrl Procise against Luther Procise; Harry Fales against Laura Fales; James L. Wyatt against Ora Wyatt; Alice Madison against Harrison Madison; James L. Wyatt against Ora Wyatt; Elizabeth Travis against Marshall Travis; LeBelle Lester against Robert Lester; Olda Mentezer against Marion Mentezer.
  • 07 Oct 1931 Testimony of several witnesses, said to be of Rumanian extraction, was translated through an interpreter during the hearing of the divorce action of Mrs. Anna Micu against Zack Micu which was opened before Judge Charles J. Ryan in superior court No. 1 yesterday. Mrs. Micu and her husband both talked English. She charged in part that Micu from whom she separated last May, beat, struck and cursed her, called her vile names and was guilty of habitual drunkenness.
  • 07 Oct 1931 A decree was entered for Mrs. Floye Sherman in suit against Joseph Sherman whom during a previous hearing she accused of cruelty, constant quarreling, failure to provide and staying out nights. Mrs. Sherman was awarded custody of her child, Sherman being charged with its support. Married in November, 1926, they separated in October 1928.
  • 07 Oct 1931 Mrs. Mary Gilb was given a divorce from Edward Gilb on charges that he failed to provide and that continuous quarrels ensued. She was granted custody of her child for support of whom Gilb was ordered to pay $3 weekly. They separated last June after a marriage contracted in July, 1924.
  • 07 Oct 1931 Charles Bilcer of 1910 Spring street filed suit in superior court No. 1 for divorce from Pearl Bilcer on allegation that she deserted him without cause. They married in September, 1916.
  • 07 Oct 1931 Perry J. Stanley, suing in superior court No. 1 to end his marriage to Mrs. Ella Stanley, averred that constant strife made it impossible for them to live together. Wedded in May, 1929, they separated this month.
  • 07 Oct 1931 Her husband, Arthur Dewey Smith charged her with intimacy with other men and at times falsely accused her in the presence of other persons. Mrs. Olive Smith claimed in a divorce action instituted in superior court No. 1. Her complaint alleged that he recently told her that he "had been intimate with another woman" whose name the plaintiff does not know. Mrs. Smith further asserted that Smith struck and beat her and failed to provide. They separated this month after a marriage entered into in October, 1929.
  • 07 Oct 1931 In continuation of the campaign to rid the docket of untried actions, orders of dismissal were entered in the following suits for divorce pending in superior court No. 1 yesterday: Helen V. Schwise against Chester Schwise; Eslow Gilliam against Evelyn Gilliam; Ruby Hart against Donald Hart; Ruth L. C. Jones against Cyrus E. Jones; Edna E. Hook against Thomas Earl Hook; Charles Studebaker against Pansy Studebaker, Ruth Bryan against Elmer Bryan; Olive V. Juiff against Paul A. Juiff; Charles E. Drabenstot against Hazel Drabenstot; David F. Bodkin against Myrtle E. Bodkin; Mary S. Miller against George Miller; Harriet E. Biddle against Charles D. Biddle; Oscar L. Becktell against Elizabeth Becktell.
  • 08 Oct 1931 Alleging that her husband, Charles Gray associated with other women and that because of his failure to provide she was obliged to take in washings. Mrs. Olga Gray was granted a divorce in superior court No. 1 yesterday. Various other acts of alleged cruelty were cited by Mrs. Gray. Married in May, 1930 the parties separated last June.
  • 08 Oct 1931 Mrs. Maxine Fann was awarded a divorce from George Robert Fann on averments that he refused to go out with her, failed to provide and told her to get a divorce. They separated last August after a marriage contracted in April, 1930. Mrs. Fann's name was restored to Maxine Bennett.
  • 08 Oct 1931 Orders of dismissal were entered in the suits of Susie Stevens against Venton J. Stevens; Harold Davis against Audrey Davis for divorce, and Rosamond I. Kern against Ralph W. Kern for annulment of marriage in superior court No.1.
  • 09 Oct 1931 Charging that her husband, Richard A. Kelley would get drunk and curse her and swear at her when he came home, Mrs. Della G. Kelley was granted a divorce by Judge George H. Leonard in superior court No. 2 yesterday. The Kelley's separated last August after a marriage contracted in March 1930. Mrs. Kelley's name was restored to Della G. Monnier.
  • 09 Oct 1931 In superior court No. 1 Mrs. Gertrude Thomas, who claimed in part that she had to pay $27 to redeem her wedding ring after it had been re possessed was decreed a divorce from Kenneth Thomas on a cross complaint in an action instituted by him. Mrs. Thomas further averred that Thomas choked her and failed to provide. Wedded in April 1929, they separated last August.
  • 09 Oct 1931 Mrs. Inez Holmes sued for divorce in superior court No.1 from Larry Holmes, accusing him of having failed to provide her with proper support during their entire married life, with the result that she was obliged to earn her own livelihood. During several months past he has contributed nothing to her support, she charged. Married in September, 1928 they separated in August, 1931.
  • 09 Oct 1931 Mrs. Jeane L. Aman sued Edward Aman for divorce in superior court No. 1 on general charges that he treated her in a cruel and inhuman manner. They married in February, 1926, the contract being disrupted in a separation in December 1930.
  • 09 Oct 1931 The following divorce actions were ordered dismissed in superior court No. 1: Mrs. Virginia Monroe against Charlie Monroe; Mrs. Marie Therlacker against George Therlacker; Mrs. Dorothy London against Henry London; Eva P. Mason against Sidney Mason.
  • 10 Oct 1931 Her husband, Alvin P. Easterday ordered her to return to the home of her parents, informing her that he would not live with her nor support her or provide a home for her, Mrs. Dorothy F. Easterday charged in a divorce complaint entered in superior court No. 1 yesterday. Easterday, it was alleged would curse and abuse his wife on the slightest provocation. Married August 9, 1929, they separated last February. There is one child, custody of whom is sought by Mrs. Easterday.
  • 10 Oct 1931 Charging that her husband, Jess J. Osbun has repeatedly nagged at her and told her to get a divorce, Mrs. Hazel F. Osbun acted on his alleged recommendations by filing suit against him in superior court No. 1 to end their marriage. Osbun, she further claimed swore at her and informed her he cared nothing for her. They separated this month after a marriage contracted in 1919. Mrs. Osbun asked that she be awarded custody of the children.
  • 10 Oct 1931 Two wives were given divorces by Judge Charles J. Ryan in superior court No. 1. Mrs. Gertrude Johnson was granted a decree of divorce from Glenn Johnson on allegations that he failed to provide for her and associated with other women, ending a marriage contracted in 1908. Mrs. Johnson was given custody of the two children, Johnson being charged with their support.
  • 10 Oct 1931 Mrs. Helen Holmes was awarded a divorce from Howard Holmes on charges that he said he didn't love her, told her to get a divorce and caused her to lose her job. They separated last July. Mrs. Holmes' name was restored to Helen Chapman.
  • 10 Oct 1931 Subject to residence witness testimony, Mrs. Agnes Stults was given a divorce from Edward M. Stults on her charges that he was guilty of habitual drunkenness and that they separated at different times. Custody of the two children is to be vested in Mrs. Stults. Wedded in 1915, they separated in 1930.
  • 10 Oct 1931 Evidence was introduced in the divorce action of Mrs. Dorothy M. Cullen against Kenneth E. Cullen, it being indicated that Mrs. Cullen is to be awarded a decree and her name restored to Dorothy Yates pursuant to additional residence testimony. They married in September, 1929, separating this year. Mrs. Cullen averred that Cullen was guilty of various acts of cruelty, failure to provide and association with other women.
  • 10 Oct 1931 The following suits were dismissed yesterday in superior court No 1: Margaret against Harry Grim, for limited separation; Clara B against Charles R. Krick, divorce; Susie B. against Ira A. Moore, divorce; Bernadine against Fred Waltenburg, divorce; Virginia against Howard Dean, limited separation; Herbert F. against Harriett Stall, divorce; Della B.R. against Peter J. Miller, divorce; Gertrude A. against Albert U. Custard, divorce; Elizabeth against Edward Williams, divorce; Helen against Brice J. Hamilton, divorce; Bernadine against Edwin L. Teeters, divorce; Willow B. against Earl H. Pelkey, divorce; Viola against Leonard O. Wagner, divorce; Sherman against Alta Winner, divorce; Bessie R. against Harry C. Weaver, divorce; Cecil against William Busching, separation; Earl against Mary Doan, divorce; Amelia against Henry Bentz, divorce; Lucille against Herman Huey, divorce; Theresa against Luther D. Angel, divorce; Edith against James Huss, divorce; Nilah against Olans Vaughn, divorce; Maurine against Clarence Winters, divorce; Edna against Fred Engleman, divorce; Minnie against William Ambrose; Helen against Andrew Jones, divorce; Caroline against Charles Warfield, divorce.
  • 10 Oct 1931 General charges, as set out in a cross complaint, that her husband Arnold H. Duemling was guilty of cruel and inhuman treatment resulted in the entry of a divorce decree for Mrs. Hertha Ann Duemling by Judge Clarence R. McNabb in circuit court yesterday. Married May 11, 1929, the Duemlings separated June 5, 1931. Under terms of the decree, Mrs. Duemling's name was restored to Hertha Ann Stein.
  • 10 Oct 1931 Mrs. Ruth Johnson of 3716 Arlington avenue filed suit in superior court No. 1 to end her marriage to James. O. Johnson, averring that he treated her in a cruel and inhuman manner, and asking for restoration of her former name, Ruth Hill. They separated in August, 1929 after a marriage contracted August 21, 1926.
  • 10 Oct 1931 Charging that her husband, Arthur W. Eisinger was guilty of cruelty, that he cursed her and failed to provide, that she was compelled to work and that there were constant quarrels between them, Mrs. Helen E. Eisinger was awarded a divorce by Judge Charles J. Ryan in superior court No. 1. Wedded October 26, 1925, they separated in July, 1930. Mrs. Eisinger's name was restored to Helen E. Krudop.
  • 10 Oct 1931 Mrs. Della Buckland was awarded her legal freedom from Gillman Buckland on averments that he failed to provide and that she was forced to seek employment in superior court No. 1. Her former name, Della White was restored. The parties married in 1925 and separated in 1928.
  • 10 Oct 1931 In superior court No. 1, Mrs. Grace L. Phillips was given a divorce from Harry Phillips on allegation that he got drunk and called her vile names, ending a marriage which contracted in 1918 was disrupted by a separation last July. Her name was restored to Grace L. Birkhold.
  • 10 Oct 1931 Her husband, Willliam H. Thompson was extremely jealous of her and of her parents and friends, Mrs. Hazel L. Thompson alleged in a cross-complaint filed in his divorce action pending in superior court No. 1. Mrs. Thompson who seeks restoration of her form name, Hazel L. Messler, also claimed that Thompson failed to make reasonable provision for her support. Wedded August 25, 1929, they separated last
  • 11 Oct 1931 A multiplicity of charges concerning various alleged domestic shortcomings of Charles Thurman featured the hearing of the divorce suit of his wife, Mrs. Jaunita Thurman, in superior court Mo. 1 before Judge Charles J. Ryan yesterday. Thurman, it was alleged, was guilty of cruelty, desertion and failure to provide and quarreled with and beat his wife and drank. Married in 1928, the parties separated last January. Formal entry of the decree was withheld pending residence witness testimony. Judge Ryan indicating, however that Mrs. Thurman is to be given a divorce and awarded custody of the minor child with support of whom Thurman is to be charged.
  • 11 Oct 1931 His complaint setting up general allegations of cruel and inhuman treatment, Martin F. Doctor filed suit in superior court No. 1 for divorce from Mrs. Hulda Doctor. They separated last month, it was said, after a marriage contracted June 20, 1931.
  • 11 Oct 1931 Mrs. Blanchie Cole of 1118 Hurd street sued Markley H. Cole for divorce, her complaint alleging that he was convicted of forgery and given a sentence in the Indiana state prison at Michigan City. Wedded in 1909, the separated last June.
  • 11 Oct 1931 Charging that her husband, Frank Martin cursed and choked her at different times and that he failed to provide, Mrs. Myrtle Martin was granted a divorce by Judge Ryan. Her name was restored to Myrtle Vance. Married in July, 1929 the Martins separated last July.
  • 13 Oct 1931 Charging that her husband, John W. Kintz failed to provide and that she had to support herself and him as well for a time, Mrs. Helen Kintz was granted a divorce and her name restored to Helen LaBell by Judge George H. Leonard in superior court No. 2 yesterday. Mrs. Kintz also averred that continuous quarrels marred the marriage which, contracted in 1927, was disrupted by a separation last April.
  • 13 Oct 1931 Mrs. Martha M. Robinson was awarded her legal freedom from John H. Robinson in superior court No. 1 on allegations that he frequently stayed out all night and associated with other women, terminating a marriage entered into in 1902. They separated in 1923.
  • 13 Oct 1931 Mrs. Orleta Luecke was awarded a divorce in superior court No. 1 from Gerhardt Luecke on averments that he cursed and struck her and failed to provide, ending a marriage entered into in May, 1930, the parties separating last March. Mrs. Luecke was given custody of her child.
  • 13 Oct 1931 Divorce from Harry DeWitt was granted Mrs. Ferne S. DeWitt in superior court No. 1 on cruelty charges embodying testimony that he used vile and profane language and made false accusation against her. Wedded in 1924, they separated in December, 1930. Mrs. DeWitt was awarded custody of the child, for support of whom DeWitt was ordered to pay $5 weekly.
  • 13 Oct 1931 Divorce for Mrs. Juanita Thurman was entered against Charles Thurman evidence in the case having been introduced Saturday and entry of the decree withheld pending residence testimony.
  • 13 Oct 1931 Mrs. Buschnell charged that her husband, Harry Buschnell struck her at different times, associated with other women, failed to provide and was guilty of desertion. The divorce decree was temporarily held up pending certain fees.
  • 13 Oct 1931 Mrs. Taconis accused her husband, Alze Taconis of cruelty and failure to provide. Wedded in 1926, they separated in 1929. Custody of a child involved is to be vested in its grandparents, Robert and Nellie Miller. The divorce decree was temporarily held up pending certain fees.
  • 13 Oct 1931 Subject to residence witness testimony, Mrs. Edna Phenis was given a divorce from Harry Phenis on averments that he was cruel, quarrelsome and jealous. According to Mrs. Phenis' allegations, the defendant was convicted of a felony in Michigan. Married in 1926, they separated in October, 1929.
  • 14 Oct 1931 Suit for a five-year limited separation predicated on general charges of cruel and inhuman treatment was filed by Mrs. Magdalena Laughlin of 2101 Oliver street against Alonzo Laughlin in superior court No. 1 yesterday. They separated this month after a marriage contracted April 22, 1924. Mrs. Laughlin asked that she be granted custody of her child.
  • 15 Oct 1931 Alleging that his wife, Mrs. Minnie N. Gee refused to live with him and that she associated with other men, Howard H. Gee was granted a divorce and custody of the two children by Judge Charles J. Ryan in superior court No. 1 yesterday. Married in 1914, the parties separated in December, 1930
  • 15 Oct 1931 Mrs. Catharine G. O'Rourke was given a divorce from Thomas O'Rourke, her name being restored to Catharine Landis by Judge Ryan on charges that O'Rourke drank, failed as a provider and was guilty of other acts of cruelty.
  • 15 Oct 1931 Subject to residence testimony, Mrs. Alice Druse was awarded a divorce from Alverton Kruse on averments that he nagged and was cruel and quarrelsome and wanted her to get a divorce. They separated in July, 1930 after a marriage contracted in 1923. Mrs. Kruse's name is to be restored to Alice Clark.
  • 15 Oct 1931 Divorce from Paul J. Koch was entered for Mrs. Sue K. Koch on allegations that he was quarrelsome and stayed away from home. Mrs. Koch being awarded custody of the child and Koch ordered to pay for its support Wedded in 1920, they separated last April.
  • 15 Oct 1931 Mrs. Mollie C. Dickover sued Arthur L. Dickover for divorce, $5,000 alimony and restoration of her former name in superior court No. 1, her complaint alleging that he compelled her to live with his mother and sister that he stayed out late at night, occasionally came home in an intoxicated condition and associated with other women. It was further averred that Mrs. Dickover worked a number of years during her married life and helped her husband buy a home from the money she earned.
  • 16 Oct 1931 Charging that his wife, Mrs. Stella E. Dalyremple repeatedly told him she did not care for him and would not live with him and that on the last occasion of the kind she packed her belongings and left his home. Aaron S. Dalyremple sued for divorce in superior court No. 1 yesterday. Dalyremple's complaint charged further that there was such constant turmoil in the home that for he and his wife to live together became impossible. They separated last August 12, after a marriage contracted in 1925.
  • 16 Oct 1931 Mrs. Lilliam Callahan of 1204 McClellan street is suing in superior court No. 2 to end her marriage to Richard E. Callahan, averred in part that he was guilty of "gross neglect" toward her and that he failed to make provisions for her support. Married September 17, 1928 they separated October 28, 1928, according to the complaint. Mrs. Callahan asked that her name be restored to Lillian Richards.
  • 16 Oct 1931 Alleged failure to provide was cited in a divorce action instituted in superior court No. 1 by Mrs. Dorothy V. Lohmeyer of 2538 Caroline street against William J. Lohmeyer, Jr. Wedded in September, 1928 they separated this month.
  • 16 Oct 1931 Mrs. Pauline Seibold was decreed a divorce from Walter Seibold in superior court No. 1 on charges of cruelty, terminating a marriage begun in 1927.
  • 16 Oct 1931 David E. Smith, sitting as special judge in superior court No. 2 awarded Mrs. Pearl Foltz a divorce from Theron Foltz on grounds of cruel and inhuman treatment, directing that the plaintiff is to pay $1,500 from funds in her possession, aggregating $2,849.49 to the defendant. Mrs. Foltz was granted custody of her son.
  • 16 Oct 1931 Cross-complaint for a five-year separation and custody of the children was filed in superior court No.2 yesterday by Mrs. Jean George in a divorce action instituted by Harold Edwin George. Mrs. George alleged in part the George knocked her down, called her vile name, compelled her to work, refused to pay her bills and brought liquor into the house to sell against her will. They married in 1927, separating last December.
  • 16 Oct 1931 Venue of the divorce action of Jessie Lulfs against Herman Lulfs was ordered changed from superior court No. 1 to Huntington county.
  • 16 Oct 1931 The divorce suit of Irene G. Brown against Gordon R. Brown was ordered dismissed on motion of the plaintiff in the same tribunal.
  • 17 Oct 1931 Charging that her husband, Arthur M. Caldwell abandoned her without cause, telling her he did not want to live with her any longer, Mrs. Anna Lee Caldwell filed a cross-complaint for divorce and $3,000 alimony yesterday in an action begun by him in superior court No. 1. The Caldwell's separated in December 1929 after a marriage contracted in April 1927, Mrs. Caldwell asked that she be awarded custody of the two children and that Caldwell be required to pay $20 weekly for their support.
  • 17 Oct 1931 Earle W. Stults instituted suit in superior court No. 1 for divorce from Mrs. Neta B. Stults on charges, it being alleged that she left his residence September 29 this year, having refused to live with him. They were married in April 1924. Stults seeks custody of the two children.
  • 17 Oct 1931 Her husband, Homer C. Hemrick failed to provide a proper home for her and she was compelled to work all during her married life, Mrs. Lucile J. Hemrick of 313 West Jefferson street averred in a divorce action entered in superior court No. 1. Mrs. Hemrick also claimed that the defendant made false accusations against her, nagged at and quarreled with her and associated with other women. Wedded in March 1929, they separated last month.
  • 17 Oct 1931 Divorce from Calvin Rohrbaugh was sought by Mrs. Florence E. Rohrbaugh of 1014 Ewing street in a suit filed in superior court No. 1 alleging that he struck her, drank to intoxication and failed to provide, thus necessitating that she work in order to maintain herself. They separated in August, 1926, after a marriage entered into in 1923> Mrs. Rohrbaugh asked that her name be restored to Florence Allen Lee.
  • 17 Oct 1931 Judge Charles J. Ryan granted Mrs. Wilma J. Coil a divorce from Hersehell R. Coil on cruelty charges in superior court No. 1, ending a marriage contracted in 1924.
  • 17 Oct 1931 Subject to residence witness testimony, Mrs. Nellie E. Meeks was given a divorce from Joseph J. Meeks by Judge Ryan on testimony that Meeks put her out of the house and was guilty of other acts of cruelty and that he failed to provide for more than two years. Married in 1928, they separated last January.
  • 17 Oct 1931 Orders of dismissal were entered in the divorce actions of Mess Moser against Margery Moser, Clara E. Payson against Simon M. Payson and Hazel F. Osbun against Jess J. Osbun in superior court No. 1.
  • 18 Oct 1931 Her husband, Alfred Todd Davis ordered her to leave their home, telling her that if she did not do so he would "throw her out bodily," Mrs. Marie Davis of 215 East Jefferson street charged in a suit for divorce filed in superior court No. 2 yesterday. Wedded in April, 1928 the litigants separated this month. Mrs. Davis further alleged that on several occasions Davis struck and beat her, leaving "black and blue" marks on her body for days thereafter. She asked that her former name of restored.
  • 18 Oct 1931 Complaint for divorce from William J. Crawford entered in superior court No. 2 by Mrs. Charlotte Smith Crawford of 335 West Butler street, alleged that he frequently struck and beat her and that he was convicted of assault and battery on her. It was also charged that he permitted other members of the household to abuse her. They separated this month after a marriage contracted November 1, 1930.
  • 18 Oct 1931 Suit for divorce and $1,000 alimony had been filed in superior court No. 1 by Mrs. Elva Wallen against Niles K. Wallen on allegations that he caused constant strife. Married in 1921, the Wallens separated this month. Mrs. Wallen asked custody of her child.
  • 18 Oct 1931 Mrs. Nellie E. Meeks was given a divorce from Joseph J. Meeks by Judge Charles J. Ryan in superior court No 1, evidence in the case having been introduces previously, on charges that Meeks put her out of the house and was guilty of other acts of cruelty and that he failed to provide for more than two years. Custody of the children was vested in Mrs. Meeks, Meeks being ordered to pay $5 weekly for their support. Married in December 1928, they separated last January.
  • 18 Oct 1931 A divorce was also decreed by Judge Charles J. Ryan in superior court No 1 to Mrs. Jessie Lulfs in action against Herman Lulfs whom she accused of cruelty and failure to provide, Mrs. Lulfs, whose name was restored to Jessie Myers, testified that she had to work and that Lulfs cursed and swore at her. They married in 1922.
  • 18 Oct 1931 In superior court No 1, Judge Charles J. Ryan awarded a divorce to Mrs. Alice Kruse from Alverton Kruse on charges of nagging and quarrelsomeness, ending a marriage begun in 1923. Her name was restored to Alice Clark.
  • 20 Oct 1931 A supplemental complaint for divorce alleging in part that sometime during the fall of 1927 his wife, Mrs. Luella Hosier associated "with one Walter X," who, it was stated was a moving picture operator in a Calhoun street theater, at that time, was filed by Clarence Hosler of 1905 Lafayette street in superior court No. 2. It is further charged that Mrs. Hosier was guilty of nagging and quarrelling and that she falsely accused Hosier of misconduct with other women. The complaint also alleged that the defendant associated and went automobile riding with another man sometime during the summer of 1929, and that she cursed and swore at her husband and was negligent in her household duties.
  • 20 Oct 1931 A divorce were granted by Judge Charles J. Ryan in superior court No. 1 to Mrs. Gladys Schlup was given a divorce from Howard Schlup on charges that he stayed out nights, called her vile names and was guilty of other acts of cruelty, ending a marriage begun in 1926, the parties having separated last April.
  • 20 Oct 1931Mrs Mary L. Ringle was decreed a divorce by Judge Charles J. Ryan in superior court No 1 from Bernard Ringle on averments that he failed to provide and that she was compelled to work. They separated last February after a marriage contracted in 1924.
  • 20 Oct 1931In superior court No. 1 Judge Charles J. Ryan awarded a divorce to Mrs. Mona L. Poling from Cary D. Poling, her name being restores to Mona Ernst, on allegations that he told her to get out and obtain a divorce, left her for long periods of time and associated with other women. They married in March 1930.
  • 20 Oct 1931 Subject to certain fees, Steve Verdos was given a divorce from Mrs. Marie Verdos on charges that she abandoned him and associated with other men. Wedded in 1920, they separated in 1927.
  • 20 Oct 1931 Mrs. Gladys Knauer was decreed a divorce from Karl Knauer on accusations that he was guilty cruelty, failure to provide and association with other women, terminating a matrimonial contract entered into in 1926. Mrs. Knauer was given custody of her child, for support of whom Knauer was order to pay $7.50 weekly.
  • 20 Oct 1931 In superior court No. 2 Mrs. Iva Fern Woten won a divorce from Homer Woten on a cross-complaint, charging that Woten cursed and struck her and called her vile names. Her former name, Iva Fern Shouse was restored.
  • 20 Oct 1931 Her husband, Calvin V. Trumpey called her names and said she "ought to be killed," according to allegations of a complaint for divorce and $1,000 alimony entered by Mrs. Elsie C. Trumpey of Waynedale in superior court No 1. Beatings and other alleged acts of cruelty were cited by Mrs. Trumpey who asked that she be given custody of her child. They were married in 1922, separating this month.
  • 20 Oct 1931 Mrs. Bertha A. Jackson of 3715 South Barr street, suing in superior court No. 1 for divorce from Manson L. Jackson, alleged in her complaint that he cursed, struck and beat her and associated with one, Luella Casteel. Wedded in 1908, the Jacksons separated this month. Mrs. Jackson sought custody of their minor children.
  • 21 Oct 1931 Petition to vacate a decree of divorce recently entered for Mrs. L. Hazel Zink was filed in superior court No.1 yesterday, by William Zink on the contention that he was not properly notified of the filing and pendency of the case. Zink's petition stated that he has a good and sufficient defense to his former wife's complaint, charging in past that she subjected him to cruel and inhuman treatment and refused to make her home with him when it became necessary for him to transfer his business from Fort Wayne to Cleveland, O. Zink, it was said formerly operated a grocery on West Main street.
  • 21 Oct 1931 In superior court No. 2 Judge George H. Leonard granted Mrs. Ida May Stemen a divorce from Andrew B. Stemen following a hearing characterized by numerous charges and counter-charges. Mrs. Stemen alleged in part that she had to go out and work and do washings and Ironings, that they lived at approximately 10 different places in eight years and that the defendant occasionally failed to pay the rent and the grocery bill. Married in December, 1918, they separated last year. Mrs. Stemen was given custody of the child, the matter of support being taken under consideration by the court.
  • 21 Oct 1931 Her husband, John Amstutz was guilty of cruel and inhuman treatment in that he refused to accompany her places and falsely accused her of being intimate with strange men, Mrs. Mollie Amstutuz of Grabill, route No. 1 averred in a divorce action instituted in superior court No. 1. They separated this month after a marriage contracted in 1901, it was stated.
  • 21 Oct 1931 Mrs. Gladys Moody sued Collin Moody for divorce in superior court No. 1 charging failure to provide and cruel and inhuman treatment. Wedded in 1924, they separated this month. Mrs. Moody asked that her name be restored to Gladys Kleber.
  • 21 Oct 1931 Decree of divorce was entered for Mrs. Agnes Stults in action against Edward M. Stults in superior court No. 1. Evidence having been submitted previously, Mrs. Stults was awarded custody of the two children.
  • 21 Oct 1931 Evidence was partially entered in the suit of Cora Smith against Shirley Smith, for a five-year separation in circuit court.
  • 22 Oct 1931 Charging that her husband, Samuel Dixie recently struck and beat her and drove her into the street, and that the morning of their separation he ordered her to leave and not be present when he returned. Mrs. Wanita Dixie sued for divorce in superior court No. 2 yesterday. Married in June, 1929 they separated this month. There are two children.
  • 22 Oct 1931 Suit for divorce from Donald E. Baltes was filed in superior court No. 1. Mrs. Mary E. Bates of 455 East Pontiac street who averred that he quarreled with her and failed to provide her with a proper home. They separated this month, Mrs. Baltes seeks custody of the child.
  • 21 Oct 1931 Mrs. Viola Tegtmeyer of 1001 Sherman street sued in superior court No. 1 to end her marriage to Lester Tegtmeyer, her complaint alleging that he struck her on numerous occasions, falsely accused her of associating with other men, failed to make proper provision for her support and threatened to kill her. Wedded in September 1930, they separated last May.
  • 21 Oct 1931 Carl Waikel of 3228 South Lafayette street filed suit in superior court No. 1 for divorce from Mrs. Lucile Waikel, alleging that she associated with other men, and unknown to her husband d permitted other men to call at her home during Waikel's absence. They separated this month after a marriage contracted in 1920.
  • 23 Oct 1931 Charging that his wife, Mrs. Marie Schnorr informed him she was dissatisfied with married life with him and advised him to get a divorce. Albert F. Schnorr acted on her alleged recommendation by filing suit to dissolve marital ties in superior court No. 1 yesterday. Married in 1922, they separated last September. Schnorr further averred that Mrs. Schnorr was quarrelsome and that she finally left his home and refused to live with him any longer.
  • 23 Oct 1931 Suit for a one-year limited separation and $1,000 alimony from Walter Bloom was entered in superior court No. 1 by Mrs. Evelyn Bloom who alleged that he drank, was jealous, was responsible for a publication in a newspaper that he would not be responsible for any of her debts and left her without means of support. They separated this month after a marriage contracted in 1929.
  • 23 Oct 1931 Mrs. Iona Strebig of 517 Lawton place sued Joe J. Strebig for a two-year separation in superior court No. 1, charging that he was "cross and irritable the greater part of their married life" and occasionally came home under the influence of liquor. Married June 30, 1931, they separated this month.
  • 23 Oct 1931 Her husband, John R. Ross, created such constant strife that living together was rendered intolerable. Mrs. Doris Ross of 1327 ˝ Calhoun street claimed in a divorce complaint entered in superior court No. 1. Wedded in 1929, they separated this month.
  • 23 Oct 1931 Mrs. Hazel Faulkner sued Leon B. Faulkner for divorce and custody of her two children in superior court No. 1, claiming that he failed to provide properly and that he cursed and swore at her, making life together intolerable. They married in 1919, separating this month.
  • 23 Oct 1931 Charges that her husband, Carl Waikel cursed her, threatened to strike her, falsely accused her of associating with other men and failed to provide properly were made in the second paragraph of a cross-complaint filed by Mrs. Lucille Waikel in superior court No. 1. They married in 1920.
  • 23 Oct 1931 Complaint of Mrs. Mildred Fahlsing for a two-year separation from Carl Fahlsing and a cross-complaint entered in the case by Fahlsing were both dismissed in superior court No. 2 before Judge Georg H. Leonard.
  • 23 Oct 1931 Suit for divorce from Lucille J. Hemrick was filed in circuit court by Homer Hemrick of 2002 Freeman avenue, whose complaint alleged that he once found her with on Paul Jack Dayton in an apartment occupied by the Hemricks. Henrick also charged in part that his wife occasionally stayed out late nights and used vile and profane language in speaking to him. They married in 1928.
  • 24 Oct 1931 Alleging that her husband, Dean Edgmon occasionally slapped and choked her, cursed her and accused her of acts of immorality which he know were not true, were incorporated in a divorce action filed by Mrs. Clara V. Edgmon in superior court No. 1 yesterday. Mrs. Edgmon further claimed that Edgmon demanded that she work in order to maintain herself and child. Because of Edgmon's misconduct, the complaint charged she was obliged to leave him. Married in April, 1928 they separated last February. It was asked that custody of the child be vested in Mr. and Mrs. Don Edgmon of Churubusco.
  • 24 Oct 1931 Mrs. Marie Beaty of 2529 Lynn avenue, suing in superior court No. 1 for divorce from Ben Johnston Beaty, averred that he was quarrelsome, struck her on several occasions and stayed out late at night. They separated this month after a marriage begun in August, 1924.
  • 24 Oct 1931 Judge Charles J. Ryan granted Mrs. Katharyn H. Pariette a divorce from Gerald E. Parlette, restoring her name to Katharyn Holmes, on her allegations that the defendant was a deserter from the United States coast guard and was guilty of cruelty and failure to provide. Wedded in March, 1930 they separated last February.
  • 24 Oct 1931 Divorce was entered for Mrs. Waneta Ingersoll in action against Guy Ingersoll in superior court No. 1 on charges of failure to provide and cruelty, evidence having been submitted previously. They married in 1926.
  • 24 Oct 1931 Divorce and $1,000 alimony were sought from Newell Byall in a suit entered by Mrs. Winnie Byall in superior court No. 1. Mrs. Byall complaining the Byall on numerous occasions told her he no longer cared for her and that she should get a divorce. They married in 1911, separating this month. There is one son, 18.
  • 24 Oct 1931 Suit for divorce from Mrs. Elva Wallen was instituted by Niles K. Wallen in superior court No. 1, it being averred that Mrs. Wallen was guilty of cruel and inhuman treatment and that she caused strife and turmoil in their home. They were married in 1921.
  • 24 Oct 1931 Mrs. Mildred Fahlsing instituted suit in superior court No. 1 for divorce from Carl Fahlsing, alleging that he has been guilty of cruel and inhuman treatment in that on one occasion he pinched her arm, leaving "black and blue" marks, and that another time he attempted to choke her. Her complaint charged that he was "insanely jealous" of her without cause and that he falsely accused her of association with other men. They separated in April 1930, after a marriage contracted in October 1929.
  • 24 Oct 1931 The suit of Mrs. Eva A. Circle against Elmer E. Circle, for limited separation was ordered dismissed by agreement in superior court No. 1
  • 25 Oct 1931 Charging that her husband, Harry L. Jackson continually forced her to live at the home of her parents and left her at different times saying he did not care for her and that she should get a divorce, Mrs. Leona Jackson filed suit for dissolution of marital ties in superior court No. 1 yesterday. Mrs. Jackson further alleged that Jackson failed as a provider. They married on August 13, 1930. Mrs. Jackson asked that she be awarded custody of her child.
  • 25 Oct 1931 The divorce action of Iva Simcoe against Mrs. Kalola Simcoe, which was recently ordered dismissed for want of prosecution was reinstated and Simcoe given a divorce on allegations of cruelty and infidelity. Wedded in 1929, the parties separated last February.
  • 25 Oct 1931 Lester L. Richey won a divorce from Mar. Martha Richey on charges of desertion for more than two years. They married in 1922, separating in 1929.
  • 25 Oct 1931 Divorce from Arthur F. Bovine was entered for Mrs. Velma Bovine on testimony that he called her vile names, associated with other women and failed to provide. Mrs. Bovine's name was restored to Velma Renken. Married in 1928, they separated in June, 1930.
  • 27 Oct 1931 Charging in part that her husband Frank C. Johnson refused to recognize and introduce her as his wife among his friends, Mrs. Chloe M. Johnson filed suit for divorce in superior court No. 1 yesterday. Frequently, her complaint continued he would go to places of amusement and leave her at home, he was often cross and would scold and upbraid her without cause and at time would refuse to speak to her for a week at a time. She further claimed that she had to maintain herself because of his alleged failure to make reasonable provision for her support. Married in august, 1917 they separated in June, 1929. Mrs. Johnson asked that her name be restored to Chloe M. Sise.
  • 27 Oct 1931 Constant strife has rendered it impossible for them to live together, Mrs. Sally Weiss of 2125 Maumee avenue charged in an action for divorce from Robert Weiss filed in superior court No. 1 yesterday. Weiss, her complaint averred was guilty of cruel and inhuman treatment in that he called her vile names and was quarrelsome. The separated this month.
  • 27 Oct 1931 Alleging that his wife, Mrs. Altavena I. Dowler had deserted him and that she refused to preform her household duties, William E. Dowler sued for divorce in superior court No. 1 yesterday. Wedded in 1924 they separated last January, Dowler asked that custody of the two children be vested in him.
  • 27 Oct 1931 Judge Charles J. Ryan of superior court No. 1 granted Mrs. Emma Payne a divorce from Robert O. Payne restoring her name of Emma Lohman on her allegations that Payne cursed and struck her and failed as a provider. Theyy separated last July after a marriage contracted in 1929.
  • 27 Oct 1931 Roscoe E. Simon was given a divorce from Mrs. Elta M. Simon on allegations that she was guilty of constant nagging and desertion . Wedded in 1918, they separated in Jul 1931.
  • 27 Oct 1931 Emmett E. Squires defendant in a divorce fuit instituted by Mrs. Luella Squires was adjudged not guilty of contempt charged filed by the plaintiff in superior court No. 1.
  • 28 Oct 1931 Her husband, Denver D. Barnes would stay away from home all night as often as two or three times a week, cursed her without cause and "used profanity profusely." Mrs. Maime Barnes averred in a cross-complaint for divorce entered yesterday in an action begun by him in superior court No.1. Married in 1905, they separated last March. There are three children, Mrs. Barnes further charged that Barnes failed to provide properly.
  • 28 Oct 1931 Charging that her husband, Harold C. McMahon abandoned her and the child, leaving them without means of support, Mrs. Hazel E. McMahon of 1706 North Anthony boulevard sued for divorce in circuit court. Wedded in 1919, they separated in April, 1929. Mrs. McMahon seeks custody of the child.
  • 28 Oct 1931 Mrs. Elizabeth Malott of 711 Fredericks street filed suit in superior court No.1 for divorce from Gilbert Malott, alleging that he beat and struck her, cursed and swore at her and called her "vile and vulgar" names. They separated this month after a marriage contracted in October, 1929. There is one child, custody of whom is sought by Mrs. Malott.
  • 28 Oct 1931 Divorce from Alexander Lojek and $3,000 alimony were asked by Mrs. Mary Lojek of 2432 East Pontiac street, who averred that he associated with other women and failed to provide, and that she and the three children, custody of whom she seeks, had to work and support themselves. They married in 1914.
  • 28 Oct 1931 Mrs. Margaret Shock of 2121 Fox avenue sued Ralph Shock for divorce in superior court No. 1, claiming that he treated her in a cruel and inhuman manner and failed to provide. Their marriage, entered into in July, 1930 was disrupted by a separation last month.
  • 29 Oct 1931 Charging that her husband, Frank M. Hinton quarreled with her, called her vile names and continually nagged at and scolded her without provocation, Mrs. Leora E. Hinton of 1601 West Main street sued for divorce in superior court No. 2 yesterday. Married in November, 1928 the separated this month.
  • 30 Oct 1931 Decree of divorce for Mrs. Ethel Mari Greenwood on charged that her husband, Irvin Greenwood was guilty of desertion without cause and failure to provide for more than two years, was entered by Judge Charles J. Ryan in superior court No. 1 yesterday. The parties were married in 1927. Mrs. Greenwood's name was restored to Ethel Marie Rollins.
  • 30 Oct 1931 Charging that his wife, Mrs, Ida May Kellermeyer constantly nagged and criticized him and repeatedly told him, "that she cared nothing for him and that he should get a divorce," Christian H. Kellermeyer of 1311 Taylor street filed for divorce in superior court No. 2. Kellermeyer's complaint further alleged that Mrs. Kellermeyer during a period of several weeks past has failed to mend his clothes, cook his meals or take care of him in any way. It was stated that the plaintiff is advanced in years and, because of the alleged nagging and criticism, his health had become greatly impaired. The separated this month after a marriage contracted in November, 1926.
  • 30 Oct 1931 Order of dismissal was entered in the divorce action of Mrs. Elizabeth Malott against Gilbert P. Malott in superior court No. 2.
  • 31 Oct 1931 a suit for divorce was filed by Mrs. Edythe Dixon against Theodore Dixon in superior court No. 1 yesterday. Mrs. Dixon's complaint made general charges that Dixon treated her in a cruel and inhuman manner. They married September 13, 1929, separating March 18, 1931. Mrs. Dixon asked that she be granted custody of her child.
  • 31 Oct 1931 Mrs. Helen Bowman filed suit for divorce from Paul H. Bowman in superior court No. 2 yesterday. Mrs. Bowman who, in addition to divorce, seeks alimony in the sum of $1,000, averred that Bowman associated with other women at various time and came home under the influence of intoxicating liquor. The Bowman's separated this month after a marriage contracted July 3, 1922. There is one child, custody of whom is sought by the wife.
  • 31 Oct 1931 Robert W. Camp of 303 West Washington boulevard, suing in superior court No. 1 for divorce from Mrs. Celina Avena Camp, alleging that she informed his she could be "perfectly happy without him," falsely accused him in the presence of friends, nagged and was quarrelsome. Their marriage entered into in 1922 was disrupted by a separation last April.
  • 31 Oct 1931 Dismissals entered in the divorce actions of Fred W. Jesse against Mrs. Frieda A. Jesse and Carl Waikel against Mrs. Lucile Waikel in superior court No. 1. Mrs. Waikel committed suicide last Thursday.

  • 01 Nov 1931 Mrs. Marian Darrow was awarded a divorce from Charles L. Darrow on a cross-complaint entered in an action begun by him by Judge C.J. Ryan in superior court No. 1 yesterday. Mrs. Darrow charged that her husband was guilty of desertion and failure to provide for more than two years. The decree ended a marriage contracted July 9, 1928, the parties separating last April. Mrs. Darrow's former name, Marian Zeigler was restored.
  • 03 Nov 1931 Leon Miller, suing for divorce in superior court No. 1 from Mrs. Emma Miller, alleged that by her conduct she made it appeared that she cared nothing for him and preferred not to live with him. Married in July, 1925 they separated last March.
  • 03 Nov 1931 William Loebert, in a cross-complaint entered in a divorce suit filed by his wife, Mrs. Loebert in superior court No. 1, averred that Mrs. Loebert was "cool and distant" toward him, it being further alleged in part that she stayed out late at nights, did not do the housework nor care properly for the children, occasionally came home in an intoxicated condition and wasted his wages instead of applying them to the family expenses. He asks custody of the children.
  • 03 Nov 1931 Mrs. Althea Victoria Mann of 901 ˝East Lewis street sued William Leroy Mann for divorce on general charges that he treated her ins a cruel and inhuman manner. They separated last April after a marriage contracted in September, 1928. Custody of the child is asked by Mrs. Mann.
  • 03 Nov 1931 Frank M. Koehr of 1404 East Creighton avenue began action for a divorce from Mrs. Pearl M. Koehr in superior No. 1, claiming that she left him, refused to live with him and told him to get a divorce. Wedded in June, 1929, they separated last month.
  • 03 Nov 1931 Harold R. McClain, judge pro tem in superior court No. 2 granted James W. Hayden a divorce from Mrs. Helen Hayden. Hayden charged in part that his wife stayed out nights and did not attend to her household duties. They married in 1902.
  • 03 Nov 1931 Harold R. McClain, judge pro tem in superior court No. 2, granted Mrs. Ruth Winkle a divorce from Allen Winkle.
  • 03 Nov 1931 Plea in abatement filed by the defendant in the divorce action of Hildegard Hanke against Karl Hanke was taken under advisement by Judge Charles J. Ryan after introduction of evidence in superior court No. 1.
  • 05 Nov 1931 Charging that her husband, Willis E. Dowler struck and injured her, threatened her, swore at and abused her and was "cruelly abusive" toward their two children, Mrs. Alravena L. Dowler of 530 Spring street filed a cross-complaint for limited separation yesterday in a divorce action begun by him in superior court No. 1. Married June 21, 1924, they separated October 26, 1931. Mrs. Dowler asked that she be awarded custody of the children.
  • 05 Nov 1931 Divorce from Steven Emmett Burns was sought by Mrs. Juliette Lange Burns in a suit entered in superior court No. 1 wherein she asserted that Burns failed to support her during a period of two years. Wedded September 29, 1920, they separated in November, 1929. Mrs. Burns seeks custody of her child.
  • 06 Nov 1931 Charging that her husband, Charles Hughes left her and refused to come back although she asked him several time to do so, Mrs. Blanche Hughes was granted a divorce on a cross-complaint by Judge George H. Leonard in superior court No. 2 yesterday. Mrs. Hughes further charged that Hughes was morose and sullen and the incompatibility of temperament existed between them. Married in January 1929, they separated this year. She was awarded custody of her child, for support of whom Hughes was ordered to pay $5 weekly.
  • 06 Nov 1931 After hearing evidence, Judge Charles J. Ryan indicated that a decree is to be entered for L. Vernal Likens, in his divorce action against Mrs. Alice Likins in superior court No. 1. Custody of the three minor children, is to be awarded to Mrs. Likins, it was stated, action being deferred as to an order for their support. Charges and counter-charges of a rather sensational nature featured the Likins hearing. Married in 1911, it was said, the parties separated in February, 1925. Likins alleged in part that his wife falsely accused him of adultery and took from him and concealed a number of insurance policies on his life, abstracts for certain pieces of real estate property in Lagrange and Allen counties, certain shares of stock and various keys for his automobile, tool box, safety ock box, etc.
  • 06 Nov 1931 Mrs. Mary L. Decker of 711 West Berry street filed suit in superior court No. 1 for divorce from Kenneth R. Decker, averring that he failed to support her, married July 17, 1928, the separated September 20, 1931. She seeks restoration of her former name, Mary L. Robinson.
  • 06 Nov 1931 Mrs. Blanche E. Brown sued Victor B. Brown for divorce, her complaint asserting that she has been at all times since their marriage " a kind and dutiful wife," but that he has treated her in a cruel and inhuman manner by calling her vile and abusive names, striking her, making threats against her and refusing to support her. They separated September 26, 1931, after a marriage contracted December 24, 1930.
  • 06 Nov 1931 Cross-complaint for divorce from Merrit T. Milliman was filed by Mrs. Lucille Milliman, defendant in a divorce action brought by him in superior court No. 1. The Millimans, it was stated were married in July, 1924 and separated for the first time last April. In July they again undertook to live together as husband and wife and continued to do so until about November 4 when they again separated. Mrs. Milliman charged that Milliman failed to provide and that she had to work as a restaurant employee in order to maintain herself and family. See seeks custody of her two children.
  • 07 Nov 1931 Robert W. Swain was granted a divorce from Mrs. Chrystal Swain by Judge Charles J. Ryan in superior court No. 1. In addition to alleging that his wife was guilty of associating with other men. Swain claimed she deserted him and the two children. The Swain's separated April 15, 1928 after a marriage contracted September 3, 1923. Swain was awarded custody of the two children.
  • 07 Nov 1931 Clarence Hosier was given a divorce from Mrs. Lulu Hosier by Judge George H. Leonard in superior court No. 2 yesterday. Hosier averred that his wife nagged continually, neglected her housework and that she was seen in company with another man. Married August 19, 1918, the Hosiers separated June 16, 1929.
  • 07 Nov 1931 Her husband, Everett K. Ditton struck and slapped her, cursed her and called her vile and indecent names at various times and finally refused to allow her provisions and other necessities of life and drove her away from their home. Mrs. Doris Ditton charged in an action to end her marriage, instituted in superior court No. 1. Wedded October 8, 1928, they separated this month. Mrs. Ditton seeks custody of the two children.
  • 08 Nov 1931 Action for annulment of marriage was filed by Ora Jeanette Passon Smith against Connel D. Smith, alias Clyde Benton Smith, said to be living in Tennessee, was filed in superior court No. 1 yesterday. The litigants separated last month, which asserted that the plaintiff entered into the marriage ceremony with Smith in good faith and in the belief that he was a single man. She did not discover that the marriage ceremony was void until October 17, 1931, it was stated. Smith, the complaint alleged, fraudulently represented himself to the plaintiff as Clyde Benton Smith, his real name being Connel D. Smith. The plaintiff asks that her marriage be declared void and that her former name, Ora Jeanette Passon, be restored.
  • 08 Nov 1931 Petition to set aside a court order awarding custody of his minor daughter to his former wife, Mrs. L. Hazel Zink, entered when she was granted a divorce from him, was filed by William Zink, former Main street grocer, in superior court No. 1 yesterday. The petition stated that the child has been in her father's custody at his home in Cleveland, O., since July 27, 1931, and at no time since has been in Indiana within the jurisdiction of the court. The award of custody is, therefore, illegal, it was contended. Zink has also filed a petition to vacate the decree of divorce entered for Mrs. Zink on the allegation that he was not properly notified of the filing and pendency of the case.
  • 08 Nov 1931 Mrs. Nelda C. Kellogg of 2943 Winter street sued Elmer E. Kellogg for divorce and $1,000 alimony in superior court No. 1, claiming that he failed to make reasonable provision for her support. Married October 6, 1920, they separated this month.
  • 10 Nov 1931 Her husband, Charles O'Bannon, struck her at different times and cursed her. Mrs. Julia O'Bannon testified in part during hearing on her complaint for divorce before Judge Charles J. Ryan in superior court No. 1 yesterday. Mrs. O'Bannon also charged that O'Bannon was guilty of failure to provide. They separated last February. Subject to residence witness testimony, Judge Ryan indicated, Mrs. O'Bannon is to be decreed a divorce and her former name, Julia Hunter, restored.
  • 10 Nov 1931 In superior court No. 1, Judge Charles J. Ryan awarded Mrs. Anna L. Isenberg a divorce from Calvin C. Isenberg on charges of cruelty and failure to provide. She was also given judgement for $2,820 alimony, payable in installments of $40 monthly, and custody of the children was vested in her. The parties married in 1911 separating in 1920.
  • 11 Nov 1931 Her complaint charging that her husband, Victor Hickman drank homebrew while he was not at work and when under the influence of the intoxicant, her became abusive to her, Mrs. August Hickman of 1301 Orchard street sued for divorce and $500 alimony in superior court No. 1 yesterday. Married January 12, 1931, it was stated, the Hickman's separated this month. Mrs. Hickman further alleged that Hickman called her vile names and threatened at times to strike her. Ever since their marriage, her complaint averred, he "permitted his parents and brothers and sisters to dictate to him hi action" toward her. She seeks restoration of her name to Augusta Yantz.
  • 11 Nov 1931 Mrs. Dorothy Hedges of 2019 Brooklyn avenue filed suit in superior court and $2,500 alimony, alleging that he repeatedly struck and inflicted physical punishment on her. Recently, she charged, he struck and beat her, inflicting painful injuries as a result of which she was confined to her bed. She also charged that he failed to make proper provision for her support and has threatened to dispose of their automobile and household furniture. They separated this month after a marriage contracted March 30, 1929.
  • 11 Nov 1931 Divorce from Clifford Harber was sought by Mrs. Madge Harber of 1920 Spy Run avenue, who charged that when she went to visit her father at Frankford, Ind., last April, her husband sold their furniture and wrote to her "telling her not to come back, that he wanted to run around and was not ready to settle down, and that if she did come back they would have trouble. Wedded February 1, 1930, they separated April 9, 1931. Mrs. Harber asked that her former name be restored.
  • 11 Nov 1931 Her complaint charging in part that her husband, Donald Brown "openly boasted that he had done everything he could to make her hate him," Mrs. Wanda Brown sued for divorce in superior court No. 2 yesterday. Mrs. Brown further averred that she had to work and support herself because Brown failed to support her, and that he repeatedly told her he cared nothing for her and that she could get a divorce. Married November 7, 1929, they separated August 16, 1931. Mrs. Brown seeks restoration of the former name, Wand Neadstine.
  • 12 Nov 1931 Charging that he and his wife, Mrs. Violet Stokes lived happily together without friction until the first part of 1929 when, it was said her parents moved into the house with them. Lawrence Stokes filed a cross-complaint for limited separation in superior court No. 2. Married in 1925, the litigants separated September 7, 1931. The cross-complaint further averred that the quarrels and family disturbances between the parties arose after interference on the part of Mrs. Stokes' parents.
  • 13 Nov 1931 Alleging that her husband, George Horton was guilty of cruel and inhuman treatment in the he "associated with another woman," named in the complaint as one Helen Kelly York, Mrs. Ruth Horton filed suit for divorce in superior court No. 2 yesterday. Married January 3, 1916, the Hortons separated this month.
  • 13 Nov 1931 Mrs. Adeline V. Overholt sued John F. Overholt for divorce and $3,000 alimony, charging that he has not provided a suitable home or clothing for her during a period of several years and that she had been compelled to work and provide clothing for herself. He constantly nagged at and upbraided her and otherwise was guilty of misconduct as a husband, she averred. They separated this month after a marriage contracted September 4, 1920.
  • 13 Nov 1931 Limited separation from her husband, Fred Szameit, for five years was sought by Mrs. Anna Szameit of 926 West Berry street in a complaint entered in superior court No. 1. Szameit, she alleged swore at her, called her vile names, kicked her and spat on her upon a number of occasions. Finally, her complaint charged, he urged her to leave their home under threats of personal violence. He has become intoxicated and, while in the condition, struck beaten and otherwise abused her, she claimed.
  • 13 Nov 1931 The divorce suit of Robert R. Enoch against Gertrude E. Enoch was dismissed in superior court No. 1.
  • 14 Nov 1931 Orders of dismissal for want of prosecution were entered in superior court No. 1 yesterday. The suits ordered dismissed follow: Mrs. Lydia Geerken against Robert G. Geerken, for limited separation; Mrs. Evelyn Fenton against Edgar R. Fenton, for divorce; Mrs. Helen Myers against James N. Myers, for divorce; Mrs. Bernice Scott against Richard A. Scott, divorce.
  • 14 Nov 1931 Judge George H. Leonard granted Mrs. Louise Horman a divorce from Walter F. Horman in superior court No. 2 on her charges that there was constant strife between them and that Horman associated with another woman. The decree terminated a marriage which, contracted in 1911 was disrupted by a separation in November, 1930.
  • 15 Nov 1931 Plea in abatement against a divorce suit filed against him by his wife, Mrs. Althea Victoria Mann in superior court No. 1 was entered by Williams Levi Mann yesterday. Mann's plea averred that when the divorce action was filed Mrs. Mann was not a resident of Allen county, but lived in Elkhart county. It was contended, therefore that the Allen count court lacks jurisdiction to try the case because the plaintiff was not a resident of Allen county during a period of six months prior to the filing of the action.
  • 17 Nov 1931 His complaint charging that by reason of alleged cruel and inhuman treatment on the part of his wife, Mrs. Loma Moylan, he "was compelled to separate" from her "in order to protect his life," Thomas Harold Moylan of 215 East Lewis street sued for divorce in superior court No. 1 yesterday. Mrs. Moylan was said to reside in Little Rock, Ark. Married February 1, 1928, the parties separated last July.
  • 17 Nov 1931 Mrs. Mary Perugino of 1347 Hayden street filed suit in superior court No. 1 to end her marriage to Joe Perugino, averring that he struck and beat her, cursed her and called her vile names. Wedded November 26, 1929, they separated this month. Mrs. Perugino seeks custody of her child.
  • 17 Nov 1931 Her husband, Edison S. Dale created such constant strife that for them to live together as husband and wife became intolerable, Mrs. Madonna Dale of 1302 Jackson street asserted in a divorce complaint entered in superior court No. 1, married in April, 1929 the separated last July.
  • 17 Nov 1931 Mrs. Gertrude Knight, suing in superior court No. 1 for divorce from Ray Knight, alleged that he deserted her more than two years ago without just cause and has failed to support her and the two children, custody of whom she asks. They separated in July, 1926 after a marriage contracted August 2, 1924.
  • 17 Nov 1931 Judge Charles J. Ryan granted Mrs. Florence Miller a divorce from Hayden Miller, restoring her name to Florence Smith in superior court No. 1, on her charges that Miller was quarrelsome and cruel, made false accusation against her, nagged constantly and found fault. The decree terminated a marriage entered into in 1927 and disrupted by a separation last September.
  • 17 Nov 1931 Subject to residence witness testimony, Judge Ryan gave Mrs. Bertha M. Short a divorce from Eli P. Short on her allegations that the defendant was guilty of cruelty, that he refused to return borrowed money and told her to get out at different times. They married October 4, 1928, separating in September, 1931.
  • 17 Nov 1931 In superior court No. 2 Judge George H. Leonard decreed Mrs. Wilhelmina Webb a divorce from Walter P. Webb on non-support charges, restoring her former name, Wilhelmina Silk. They separated last September after having been married in July, 1929.
  • 17 Nov 1931 Order of dismissal on motion of the plaintiff was entered in the divorce action of Mrs. Althea Shirley against John Shirley in superior court No. 1.
  • 17 Nov 1931 Charging that her husband, Arthur K. Woods has failed to provide her with a home ever since their marriage and that he caused her to live with his parents during the first two months of their married life, and with her parents the rest of the time, Mrs. Margaret A. Woods sued for divorce in superior court No. 2 yesterday. Her complaint stated that he "occasionally visits" her at the home of her parents at 2331 North Clinton street. In addition to his alleged delinquencies in the matter of the home, he has not provided suitable clothing for his wife and child, it was averred. Married June 30, 1930, the parties separated this month. Mrs. Woods asked that she be granted custody of the child.
  • 18 Nov 1931 William T. Gibion was awarded his legal freedom in superior court No. 1 yesterday from Mrs. Lucile Gibion on allegations that she was guilty of cruelty and desertion covering a period of more than two years. He further charged that she was dissatisfied and asked him to get a divorce. Married in November, 1920 they separated in 1924.
  • 18 Nov 1931 Anton J. Oesterle was decreed a divorce from Mrs. Rose Dona Oesterle on charges that she associated with other men and drank in superior court No. 1 yesterday. Oesterle also alleged that she cursed him and was guilty of cruelty. They separated last May after a marriage contracted in 1927.
  • 20 Nov 1931 Charging that her husband, Leslie S. Baumgartner used liquor on numerous occasions during the past year and that, while intoxicated he sometimes struck, beat and otherwise abused her, Mrs. Bernice Baumgartner of 2408 Bueter road sued for divorce in superior court No. 1 yesterday. Married in June, 1922 the Baumgartners separated this month. There are five children, custody of whom is sought by Mrs. Baumgartner. Mrs. Baumgartner further claimed that Baumgartner failed to support her properly and that he compelled her to run a grocery which they owned and operated. At this task, her compliant stated, she had to work late at night when her children should have been receiving her attention.
  • 21 Nov 1931 Averring that her husband, Clyde Fulton quarreled with her to such an extent that it was impossible for them to live together longer, Mrs. Alice Fulton sued for divorce in superior court No. 1 yesterday. The Fulton's separated last June after a marriage contracted March 17, 1928.
  • 21 Nov 1931 Mrs. Ethel Berrier was decreed a divorce in superior court No. 1 from Oliver Berrier on testimony that he was quarrelsome and failed to provide during a period of more than two years. Wedded in 1904, they separated in November, 1928.
  • 21 Nov 1931 Mrs. Carol Junk was awarded a divorce from Carl Junk in superior court No. 1 on charges that he was guilty of cruelty, quarrelsomeness and habitual intoxication. They married in August, 1929 and separated June 12, 1931. Mrs. Junk's name was restored to Carol Young.
  • 21 Nov 1931 In superior court No. 2, Harold R. McClain, judge pro tem, gave Mrs. Edna A. Love a divorce from Charles W. Love on her averments that Love cursed her and that she had to support herself. They separated last July. Mrs. Love's former name, Edna Thompson was restored.
  • 24 Nov 1931 Charging that her husband, Karl Connor failed to make reasonable provision for her support, Mrs. Pauline Connor filed suit for divorce in superior court No. 1 yesterday. Mrs. Connor's complaint alleged that she has supported herself during approximately two years and the defendant approximately on and one-half years. Married January 14, 1919, they separated October 15, 1931. There are no children. Mrs. Connor seeks restoration of her former name, Pauline Grenwald.
  • 25 Nov 1931 Charging that her husband, John D. McCombs never supported her nor bought any clothes for either their child or herself, Mrs. Alice D. McCombs was granted a divorce by Judge George H. Leonard in superior court No. 2 yesterday. McCombs, his wife further asserted, was always delinquent in that he never furnished her with a home. He occasionally stayed out late at nights, sometimes all night, she said. They separated last January after a marriage contracted in July, 1929. Mrs. McCombs was awarded custody of the child fro support of whom McCombs was ordered to pay $5 weekly.
  • 25 Nov 1931 In superior court No. 1 Judge Charles J. Ryan decreed a divorce to Mrs. Dorothy M. Cullen from Kenneth E. Cullen on averments that he associated with other women and failed to provide for his wife. Wedded in September, 1929, they separated last July. Mrs. Cullen's former name, Dorothy Yates was restored.
  • 25 Nov 1931 Charles McClain won a decree of marital freedom from Mrs. Grace McClain in superior court No. 1 from Judge Charles J. Ryan on allegations that she was quarrelsome and failed to keep house, refused to care for his children and t live with him. They married in October, 1930 and separated last September.
  • 26 Nov 1931 Alleging that his wife, Mrs. Mary Hoppe attended public dance halls with men other than her husband, Maurice Hoppe filed a cross-complaint for divorce in her action for a one-year limited separation in circuit court yesterday. On various occasions, Hoppe's cross-complaint continued, Mrs. Hoppe without cause on his part, called him vile names, cursed and swore at him, and told him to leave, stating that she did not care to live with him. Mrs. Hoppe, in her suit for separation, asserted that Hope refused to support her and deserted her when she lost her position. They separated last June after approximately two years of married life.
  • 26 Nov 1931 Her complaint alleging in part that her husband, William R. Barnes was "very jealous" of her and refused to permit her to go away from the home alone, Mrs. Thelma Barnes sued for divorce in superior court No. 1 yesterday. Married October 2, 1926, the parties separated this month, Mrs. Barnes averring that the separation was due to incompatibility of nature and temperament. Barnes, she claimed constantly quarreled with and nagged at her and found fault, making living together impossible under such conditions. The complaint stated that she was forced to leave her child in the care and custody of the defendant's mother, while seeking a job.
  • 26 Nov 1931 Mrs. Ruth Davis filed suit in superior court No. 1 to end her marriage to Don Davis, charging that he called her vile names, threatened to do her bodily harm and associated with other women, but failed to provide properly for his wife. The litigants separated this month after a marriage contracted November 17, 1926.
  • 28 Nov 1931 Charging that her husband, Jack Burke asked her at different times to get a divorce, Mrs. Doris Burke was given a decree, subject to residence witness testimony, as the result of a hearing before Judge Charles J. Ryan in superior court No. 1 yesterday. Mrs. Burke averred further that he had been cross and surly. Married October 8, 1926, they separated September 23, 1931. Under the order, she is to be awarded custody of the two children and Burke is to be ordered to pay $80 monthly in stipulated installments for their support.
  • 29 Nov 1931 Decree of divorce was entered for Paul Stiverson in action against Mrs. Elsie Stiverson following presentation of evidence before Judge Pro Tem Harry F. Kennerk in superior court No. 1 yesterday. Stiverson charged in his complaint that Mrs. Stiverson created such constant strife that living together became unbearable. They separated in September, 1931 after a marriage contracted last year.
  • 29 Nov 1931 It was indicated that a divorce decree is to be granted Mrs. Mary Yarman from Frank Yarman following introduction of residence witness testimony. She also is to be awarded custody of the child.

  • 01 Dec 1931 Charging that her husband, William Grace occasionally got drunk more than one a week and that he failed to provide, thus necessitating that she work, Mrs. Fern Grace was granted a divorce by Judge George H. Leonard in superior court No. 2 yesterday. Mrs. Grace's former name, Miss Fern McComb was restored. She and her husband separated last July after a marriage contracted October 18, 1930.
  • 01 Dec 1931 In superior court No. 1 Judge Charles J. Ryan entered a divorce decree for Mrs. Julia O'Bannon in action against Charles O'Bannon, evidence having been presented previously and formal entry of the decree withheld pending residence witness testimony. Her former name, Julia Hunter was restored.
  • 01 Dec 1931 Her husband, Erwin Peppler, occasionally struck and abused her without provocation on her part, leaving marks on her body for days thereafter, Mrs.Rudisill Peppler of 703 West Berry street averred in a suit for a one-year separation, instituted in superior court No. 2. Wedded July 7, 1931, they separated this month.
  • 01 Dec 1931 Mrs. Erma Mae Morris of 1336 Green street sued in superior court No. 1 to end her marriage to Raymond L. Morris, her complaint asserting that he has at various times caused her "great mental anguish by his language and conduct." and had deserted her. There acts, her complaint stated have destroyed her love and affection for him, making it impossible for her to live with him.
  • 02 Dec 1931 Charging that her husband, Charles B. Sheets threatened to kill her and that he beat and struck her at various time, inflicting serious physical injury on her, and frequently cursed her and swore at her, Mrs. Dessie B. Sheets of 2825 Reed street sued for divorce and $2,000 alimony in superior court No. 1 yesterday. Married February 4, 1911, the parties separated November 30, this year. There are four children, three of whom are caring for themselves, the complaint stated. Mrs. Sheets asked that she be granted custody of one child, 13 who is living with her.
  • 02 Dec 1931 His wife, Mrs. Theora McBride would absent herself from home during periods of time, refused to live with him as his wife and associated with other men, Royal McBride alleged in a cross-complaint for divorce filed in superior court No. 2 in an action begun by her. They separated last August after a marriage contracted in September, 1928.
  • 02 Dec 1931 Judge George H. Leonard granted Mrs. Husta L. Hughes a divorce from Oden Hughes, restoring her name to Husta L. Wade, on her averments that Hughes "nagged and growled," criticized her, failed to provide and told her to get a divorce. Wedded in 1929, they separated last September.
  • 02 Dec 1931 Judge Charles J. Ryan awarded Mrs. Elsie Franklin a divorce from Huron Roy Franklin on allegations that her husband failed to provide and that she was dependent on charity and the county for support part of the time. He slapped her and was quarrelsome, she charged further. They separated in August, 1930. Mrs. Franklin was given custody of her child, for support of whom Franklin was ordered to pay $2 weekly.
  • 02 Dec 1931 Decree of divorce was entered for Mrs. Mary Yarman in suit against Frank Yarman, evidence having been introduced previously and entry of the decree pending residence witness testimony. Custody of the child was vested in Mrs. Yarman, Yarman being ordered to pay $3 weekly. This, it was stated, was the second marriage of the parties.
  • 03 Dec 1931 Charging that his wife, Mrs. Frances D. Lanier associated with other men, that she left him without cause and that there was constant quarreling between them, Charles B. Lanier was granted a divorce by Judge Charles J. Ryan in superior court No. 1 yesterday, married February 3, 1929, the separated last June.
  • 03 Dec 1931 Judge Charles J. Ryan in superior court No. 1, gave Mrs. Valette Taylor a divorce from John M. Taylor on averments that he failed to provide for his wife and child during a period of more than two years. Mrs. Taylor was awarded custody of the child. Taylor was ordered to pay support. They separated in 1929 after a marriage contracted in 1927.
  • 03 Dec 1931 Mrs. Bessie Cunningham won a divorce from John Cunningham in superior court No. 1 on allegations that he struck her, nagged at her and made false accusations. Custody of the children was vested in Mrs. Cunningham and Cunningham was ordered to pay support of $7 weekly.
  • 03 Dec 1931 Mrs. Lottie M. Smith was decreed a divorce from August H. Smith in superior court No. 1 on charges that he struck at her and failed to provide, thus necessitating that she work. Her former name, Lottie M. Crites was restored. Wedded in August, 1929 they separated last September.
  • 03 Dec 1931 Charles Bilcer was granted his legal freedom from Mrs. Pearl Bilcer on testimony that she was guilty of desertion. They married in 1916, separating in 1926.
  • 03 Dec 1931 Mrs. Alma Berg of 1422 South Hanna street sued Claude Berg for divorce in superior court No. 1 on general charges of cruel and inhuman treatment. They separated this month after a marriage entered into in June, 1930.
  • 03 Dec 1931 Mrs. Juanita Bowman sued in superior court No. 1 for divorce from Lloyd Bowman, charging cruel treatment and seeking custody of their child. Married in 1926, they separated last October.
  • 04 Dec 1931 Charging that her husband, Thomas R. Brown struck and cursed her, calling her vile and indecent names, Mrs. Velma L. Brown filed suit for a five-year limited separation in superior court No. 2 yesterday. Brown, her complaint alleged, was "Possessed of a violent and ungovernable temper" and refused to speak to her for weeks at a time. The separated November 22, 1931 after a marriage contracted July 2, 1930.
  • 04 Dec 1931 Subject to residence witness testimony and payment of certain fees, Charles Sims was granted a divorce from Mrs. Jeanette Sims by Judge Charles J. Ryan in superior court No. 1. Sims averred that his wife was guilty of cruelty and constant nagging, that she was jealous and quarrelsome and wanted him to get a divorce. Married June 9, 1924, they separated in October, 1924.
  • 04 Dec 1931 Evidence was partially submitted in the divorce suit of Mrs. Alice E. Heiser against Marvin C. Heiser in superior court No. 1.
  • 05 Dec 1931 Charging that her husband, David Bodkin treated her in a cruel and inhuman manner in that he failed to provide properly for her during a period of more than two years, Mrs. Myrtle Bodkin of Adams township sued for divorce in superior court No. 1 yesterday. The parties, it was stated separated approximately three months after they were married July 30, 1928.
  • 05 Dec 1931 Judge Charles J. Ryan of superior court No. 1 entered a decree of divorce for Charles Sims in action against Mrs. Jeanette Sims in superior court No. 1, evidence having been presented Thursday and formal entry of the decree having been withheld subject to residence witness testimony, etc. Sims accused Mrs. Sims of various alleged acts of cruelty. Wedded June 9, 1924, they separated in October the same year.
  • 06 Dec 1931 Making general charges that her husband, Ferdinand Ulrich treated her in a cruel and inhuman manner, Mrs. Grace Ulrich filed suit for divorce in superior court No. 2 yesterday. Married November 15, 1930, the Ulrichs separated September 9, 1931. Mrs. Ulrich seeks restoration of her former name, Grace Klein.
  • 06 Dec 1931 Alleging that her husband, Earl W. Stults, struck her in the eye, making it "black and blue" about July 25, 1931, and that he punched her in the nose about August 1, Mrs. Neta B. Stults of 2221 Brown street filed a cross-complaint for divorce in an action instituted by him in superior court No. 1. Mrs. Stults further averred that her husband, when drinking, would call her vile names, and that he failed to provide properly for the two children whose custody she seeks. The litigants separated September 29, 1931, after a marriage contracted April 23, 1924.
  • 06 Dec 1931 The divorce suit of Mrs. Anna Lee against Claude Lee was dismissed in superior court No. 2.
  • 08 Dec 1931 In superior court No. 1 Judge Charles J. Ryan gave Mrs. Ruth Johnson a divorce from James O. Johnson on her allegations that Johnson cursed and swore at her, nagged, failed to provide during a period of more than two years and was quarrelsome. Married August 21, 1926, they separated August 1, 1929. Mrs. Johnson's former name, Ruth Hill was restored.
  • 08 Dec 1931 Judge Ryan decreed Mrs. Helen G. Forks a divorce from Raymond J. Forks on charges of failure to provide for more than two years, restoring her name to Helen Greiner. They separated May 17, 1929 after a marriage contracted December 16, 1925.
  • 08 Dec 1931 Royal McBride was granted a divorce from Mrs. Theora McBride by Judge George H. Leonard on McBride's cross-complaint in superior court No. 2. Prior to the hearing a divorce complaint originally filed by Mrs. McBride in the case was dismissed. It was alleged that Mrs. McBride had her husband arrested on a charge of striking her. That she refused to live with him and associated with other men. Wedded September 22, 1928, they separated in August, 1929. Her former name, Theora Lincoln was restored.
  • 08 Dec 1931 Order of dismissal for want of prosecution was entered in the divorce suit of Louis Strayer against Mrs. Mabel Strayer in superior court No. 1.
  • 09 Dec 1931 Charging that her husband, Charles H. Stults of 1317 Wells street failed to provide a home and the necessary of life for her, thus making it necessary for her to resort to the home of her relatives in order to live, Mrs. Dorothy L. Stults sued for divorce in superior court No. 1 yesterday. Mrs. Stults' compliant further averred in part that Stults caused such constant turmoil in their home that it was impossible for them to live together. They separated September 7m 1931, after a marriage contracted May 7, 1930. Mrs. Stults asked that her name be stored to Dorothy L. Rippe.
  • 09 Dec 1931 Judge Charles J. Ryan of superior court No. 1 denied a divorce in the action of Mrs. Minnie A. Crawford against Roy Crawford in which Crawford filed a cross-complaint. Charges of failure to provide were made by Mrs. Crawford, but it was alleged that she had been guilty of certain misconduct. The parties were married in 1904, separating several times.
  • 09 Dec 1931 Her husband, Edward W.O. Seidel, has "lost all affection for her" and has so informed her on many occasions, Mrs. Linda L. Seidel of 733 West Wayne street alleged in a divorce suit entered in superior court No. 2. Wedded June 3, 1930, they separated November 24, 1931.
  • 09 Dec 1931 Attorney Ray McAdams was appointed special judge in the divorce action of Mrs. Flossie Putt against Roy Putt on Putt's affidavit for a change of venue from Judge Ryan in superior court No. 1.
  • 10 Dec 1931 Charging that his wife, Mrs. Mabel Strayer refused to speak to him and that she said she did not want to live with him, Louis Strayer was decreed a divorce by Judge Charles J. Ryan in superior court No. 1 yesterday. The case, which had been ordered dismissed several days ago for want of prosecution, was reinstated yesterday on motion of Stayer who asked that the order of dismissal be set aside. Married April 4, 1929, the parties separated November 2, the same year. Strayer was cruel and quarrelsome.
  • 10 Dec 1931 In superior court No. 1, Mrs. Lucille Wonders was given a divorce from Harry Wonders on averments that he was cruel to her and quarrelsome, and forcibly took her wedding ring from her. They separated May 22, 1931, after a marriage contracted September 8, 1930. Mrs. Wonders was awarded custody of her child and Wonders was charged with its support.
  • 10 Dec 1931 Attorney Ray McAdams assumed jurisdiction as special judge in the divorce suit of Mrs. Flossie Putt against Ray Putt in superior court No.2, the case being assigned for hearing December 18.
  • 11 Dec 1931 Louis N. Rocca of 2301 Dodge avenue filed suit for divorce from Mrs. Dorothy Rocca on charges of alleged desertion, in superior court No. 1 yesterday. Rocca, is an insurance underwriter and a former rector of the Trinity Episcopal church, Fort Wayne. Mrs. Rocca is a resident of New York state, it was said. Married July 22, 1922, the Roccas separated August 30 1924, according to the complaint. It was charged that Mrs. Rocca has deserted the plaintiff absenting herself for more than two years, and that she refuses to return to him. The complaint asked that her former name, Dorothy Beech be restored.
  • 11 Dec 1931 Judge Charles J. Ryan of superior court No. 1 granted Mrs. Griselda Degitz a divorce from Edmund Degitz on allegations that her husband was guilty of cruelty and continuous quarreling and that he asked her to get a divorce. They separated January 30, 1931 after a marriage contracted October 16, 1924. Degitz was awarded custody of the child.
  • 11 Dec 1931 Harry F. Kennerk was appointed special judge and assumed jurisdiction in the divorce suit of John J. Gilbert against Belvie M. Gilbert on affidavit of the defendant for a change of venue from Judge Ryan in superior court No. 1.
  • 11 Dec 1931 Order od dismissal by agreement was entered in the divorce action of Mrs. Dorothy Goheen against Edward Goheen in superior court No. 1.
  • 12 Dec 1931 Charging that her husband, Samuel C. McCaskey, "wrongfully and viciously" accused her of association with other men and of immoral conduct, and thereby made her life with him miserable and unbearable and so affected her health that she can no longer live with him, Mrs. Celia M. McCaskey filed suit for divorce and $3,000 alimony in superior court No. 1 yesterday. Married February 14, 1931, the McCaskeys separated this month. Mrs. McCaskey asked that her former name, Celia M. Lakey be restored.
  • 12 Dec 1931 Mrs. Ruth E. McHenry of Monroeville sued Ray McHenry of 1434 Fletcher avenue for divorce in superior court No. 1 averring that he quarreled with and nagged at her, abandoned her and failed to support her and their two children, custody of whom she seeks. They separated last September after a marriage contracted August 10, 1926.
  • 12 Dec 1931 Mrs. Inez Holmes was given a decree ending her marriage to Larry Holmes in superior court No. 1, on averments that he failed to provide and that she was compelled to earn her own living. Wedded in September, 1928 they separated last August.
  • 12 Dec 1931 Suit of Mrs. Carrie Miller against Charles Miller was submitted on the cross=complaint of Miller who was decreed a divorce on charges of cruelty. The parties separated last July after a marriage entered into in 1900 in superior court No. 1.
  • 12 Dec 1931 Judge George H. Leonard of superior court No. 2 gave Mrs. Bertha L. Kinnan a divorce from Roy E. Kinnan after she had filed an amended complaint for divorce in place of her original complaint for limited separation and Kinnan had withdrawn his cross-complaint. Mrs. Kinnan alleged that her husband struck her and cursed and occasionally stayed out all night. They were married in 1924, separating last August. She was awarded custody of the child, for support of whom Kinnan was ordered to pay $3 weekly.
  • 13 Dec 1931 Complaint for annulment of the marriage of Mrs. Virginia R. Barnes to Mathew Barnes, alleging that the bride was 14 years old at the time she was wed and hence was legally incapable, by reason of her age, of contracting the marriage, was filed in superior court No. 1 yesterday. The parties were married January 22, 1931 and Mrs. Barnes separated from Barnes on or about July 15, and they are not now living together, it was stated. Because of her age, the complaint continued, Mrs. Barnes was incapable of ratifying, and has never ratified the contract of marriage. It was asked that the marriage be declared void and that she be permitted to resume her former name.
  • 13 Dec 1931 Order of dismissal was entered in the divorce action of Mrs. Bernice Baumgartner against Leslie S. Baumgartner in superior court No. 1.
  • 15 Dec 1931 Charging that her husband, Raymond Motter made it impossible for them to let along in their marital venture because he wa quarrelsome and "col and distant" toward her and called her name, Mrs. Virginia Motter sued for divorce in superior court No. 1 yesterday. Married February 8, 1921, they separated this month. Mrs. Motter further averred that Motter failed to support her and their children.
  • 15 Dec 1931 Mrs. Nora Junk was decreed a divorce from Matt Junk in superior court No.1 on allegations that he cursed and swore at her and failed as a provider. They separated July 18, 1931 after a marriage contracted July 3, 1926.
  • 15 Dec 1931 Charles B. Lanier was given a divorce from Frances D. Lanier in superior court No.1 on averments that she was guilty of cruelty, constant quarreling and associating with another man, it being further claimed that she left her husband without cause. Wedded February 3, 1929 they separated June 29, 1931.
  • 15 Dec 1931 Judge Ryan heard testimony in the divorce action of Henry L. Billings against Minnie J. Billings, desertion being charged and entry of a decree being withheld pending residence witness testimony. They married May 7, 1921 and separated October 1, 1929.
  • 15 Dec 1931 Order of dismissal on motion of the plaintiff was entered in the divorce suit of Mrs. Emma A. Kees against Samuel A. Kees in superior court No. 1.
  • 17 Dec 1931 Judge Charles J. Ryan decreed Mrs. Mary Shelton a divorce on her charges against her husband, Marshall Shelton in superior court No. 1 yesterday. Mrs. Shelton averred that Shelton was guilty of cruelty in that he struck her and constant quarrels ensued between them. Because of his alleged failure to provide, she claimed further, she was compelled to work. They were married March 1, 1928 separating March 20, 1930. Mrs. Shelton's former name, Mary Dunbar was restored.
  • 18 Dec 1931 Charging that her husband, Louis Houchin has created such constant strife that for them to live together longer is intolerable, Mrs. Bertha Houchin of 1403 ˝ Green street sued for divorce in superior court No. 1 yesterday. Married last April, the parties separated in November. Mrs. Houchin seeks restoration of her former name.
  • 18 Dec 1931 Mrs. Florence Ellen Rohrbaugh was decreed a divorce from Calvin Rohrbaugh in superior court No. 1 on her allegations that he struck her and was guilty of habitual intoxication and failure to provide. They separated August 1, 1926 after a marriage contracted November 15, 1923. Mrs. Rohrbaugh's name was restored to Florence Ellen Lee.
  • 18 Dec 1931 Mrs. Mary S. Brown was given a divorce in superior court No. 1 from J. Alex Brown and her former name, Mary S. Krull restored, on averments that he became intoxicated habitually and failed as a provider. Wedded December 26, 1928 they separated October 16, 1931.
  • 19 Dec 1931 Charging that in order to maintain herself and child she was obliged to seek employment among strangers and that she returned home from work on different occasions to find her husband, Ernest Casteel in an intoxicated condition, Mrs. Merle Casteel of 167 Hendrick street filed suit for divorce in superior court No. 2 yesterday. Mrs. Casteel's complaint further charged that Casteel was convicted of a felony and given a sentence in the Indiana reformatory at Pendleton. They separated in November, 1930 after a marriage contracted October 10, 1926. She seeks the custody of her child.
  • 19 Dec 1931 Mrs. Helen M. Ramp began action in superior court No. 1 to end her marriage to John R. Ramp, and for restoration of her former name, on the claim that Ramp was guilty of cruel and inhuman treatment toward her in that he failed to provide a proper home and she was obliged to work to help support herself. Their marriage was disrupted by a separation in April, 1930.
  • 19 Dec 1931 The divorce suit of Mrs. Althea Victoria Mann against William Levi Mann was ordered dismissed on motion of the plaintiff in superior court No. 1.
  • 19 Dec 1931 Divorce action of Mrs. Hildegarde Hanke against Karl Hanke was ordered dismissed at the plaintiff's costs for want of jurisdiction by the court.
  • 20 Dec 1931 General charges of cruel and inhuman treatment were set up in a divorce complaint filed by Mrs. Mary Miller of 824 Wilt street against James E. Miller in superior court No. 1 yesterday. Married October 3, 1931, the Millers separated December 19. Mrs. Miller asked that her former name be restored.
  • 20 Dec 1931 Judge Pro Tem Fred Berkes of superior court No. 1 granted a divorce to Mrs. Hulda Doctor from Martin F. Doctor on a cross-complaint, averring that he was guilty of cruel treatment and nagging, her name being restored to Hulda Albersmeyer.
  • 20 Dec 1931 Mrs. Blanchie Cole was decreed her legal freedom from Markley H. Cole on allegations that he had been convicted of forgery in superior court No. 1 by Judge Pro Tem Fred Berkes.
  • 20 Dec 1931 Order of dismissal was entered in the divorce suit of Mrs. Frances C. Thieme against Fred L. Thieme in superior court No. 2.
  • 22 Dec 1931 Her complaint asserting that her husband, James Greenwell was guilty of cruel and inhuman treatment in the he grabbed her by the arms and shoulders and shook her, threatened her with bodily harm and addresses her with vile language, Mrs. Bradie Greenwell of 1310 Lafayette street sued for divorce in superior court No. 1 yesterday. Mrs. Greenwell averred further that she has always had to work for he own maintenance and support because of Greenwell's failure to provide reasonably, and that living with him has become unbearable. Wedded November, 24, 1924 they separated this month. Mrs. Greenwell seeks restoration of her former name, Bradie Jackson.
  • 22 Dec 1931 Lawrence W. White, suing in superior court No. 1 to end his marriage to Mrs. Catherine F. White, charged that she has nagged at him until he cannot live with her. They were married in 1919, separating last August.
  • 22 Dec 1931 Apparently impelled by a mutual and simultaneous desire for dissolution of marital ties, Harry C. Brown of 1332 Wells street, and his wife Mrs. Guleia Brown, filed suit against each other for divorce in superior court No. 1 yesterday. Brown's complaint alleged that his wife associated with other men while the complaint of Mrs. Brown averred that her husband associated with other women. Married August 4, 1925, the Browns separated this month. There are two children, custody of whom is sought by Mrs. Brown. Mrs. Brown charged that the separation was caused by her husband's alleged association "on many and numerous occasions" with another woman. Brown's action asserted that Mrs. Brown treated him in a cruel and inhuman manner by neglecting her household duties and abandoning him.
  • 22 Dec 1931 Judge George H. Leonard of superior court No. 2 granted Mrs. Charlotte Smith Crawford a divorce from William J. Crawford on various allegation to the effect that Crawford struck her in the face, "beat her up" and was guilty of other acts of cruelty. Her former name, Charlotte Smith was restored. They separated last October after a marriage contracted in November, 1930. A cross-complaint filed in the case by Crawford was dismissed.
  • 22 Dec 1931 Suit of Mrs. Evelyn Bloom against Walter Bloom, for limited separation was dismissed on motion of the plaintiff in superior court No. 1.
  • 24 Dec 1931 Charging that her husband, Harry Crow failed during a period of six years to make "any reasonable effort" to support her, although he was stong and able-bodied, Mrs. Anna Crow sued him for divorce in superior court No. 1 yesterday. In order to support herself, Mrs. Crown further charged in her complaint she was compelled to work for wages. The marriage, contracted September 16, 1924, was disputed by a separation last September.
  • 24 Dec 1931 Mrs. Edna M. Hein of 618 East Lewis street began suit in superior court No. 1 for a five-year limited separation and $200 alimony from John G. Hein, alleging that he caused "continual and constant strife," rendering it intolerable for them to live together. Wedded April 24, 1907, they separated this month.
  • 24 Dec 1931 Her complaint alleging that her husband, Roy Steele drinks to excess "and with increasing frequency becomes intoxicated to the extent that he is extremely abusive and quarrelsome" toward her. Mrs. Ruth E. Steele of 1311 Woodbine place filed suit for divorce in superior court No. 1 yesterday. Married October 22, 1927, the Steele's separated this month. Mrs. Steele further charged that Steele failed to provide properly, although able to do so, and that she was thus compelled to seek employment outside her home. She averred that his conduct has caused her great mental anguish and suffering and destroyed her love for him, rendering it impossible for her to continue living with him. She sought restoration of her former name, Ruth E. Hirschy.
  • 24 Dec 1931 Judge Charles J. Ryan granted Albert F. Schnorr a divorce from Mrs. Marie Schnorr on Schnorr's charges' that his wife deserted him and was guilty of cruelty. They separated September 19, this year, after a marriage contracted November 18, 1922.
  • 24 Dec 1931 Additional evidence was heard by Special Judge Ray McAdams in the divorce action of Mrs. Flossie Putt against Ray Putt in superior court No. 2, trial of the case having been started last week. The special judge took the action under advisement until Monday, recommending that attorneys for both parties effect settlement meanwhile, if possible. Mrs. Putt has accused Putt of intoxication, cruelty and non-support, while Putt, in a cross-complaint, has alleged that Mrs. Putt associated with other men.
  • 25 Dec 1931 Judge Charles J. Ryan of superior court No. 1 awarded a divorce to Mrs. Clara V. Edgmon being freed from Dean Edgmon. Mrs. Edgmon testified that her husband abused her and that he failed to provide for her wants. They separated in April after a marriage of three years.
  • 25 Dec 1931 Mrs. Mildred Fahlsing received a decree of divorce from Carl Fahlsing in superior court No. 1 yesterday. Mrs. Fahlsing secured freedom from her marital ties on testimony that her husband was cruel and made false accusation against her. They were married in October, 1929 and separated in April, 1930. They separated last September after seven years of married life.
  • 26 Dec 1931 Charging that he husband, Benjamin F. Zwick, deserted her and failed to provide for more than two years and that he is now in South America, Mrs. Alice Zwick was decreed a divorce by Judge George H. Leonard in superior court No. 2. Married June 7, 1929, the Zwicks separated June 25. Mrs. Zwick's name was restored to Alice Tigges.
  • 26 Dec 1931 Custody of a child involved in the divorce action of Mrs. Violet Stokes against Lawrence Stokes was awarded to the plaintiff, pending final hearing, in the same court. The case was set for trial January 11.
  • 29 Dec 1931 Alleging that her husband, Alfred H. Wolff struck and beat her, knocked her to the floor, called her vile names and "told her to get out and stay out." Mrs. Helen Wolff filed suit for divorce in superior court No. 1 yesterday. The Wolffs separated this month. Mrs. Wolff asked that she be awarded custody of her child.
  • 29 Dec 1931 Mrs. Margaret Wasmuth of 917 Edgewater avenue sued in superior court No. 1 to end her marriage to Nelson M. Wasmuth, averring that differences in temperament make it impossible for them to maintain the relationship of husband and wife. The separated this month after a marriage contracted in March, 1927. Mrs. Wasmuth asked for restoration of her former name, Margaret Pierce.
  • 29 Dec 1931 A two-year separation from Mrs. Margaret Zeigler was sought by Loyal Zeigler of 2310 Kenwood avenue in an action instituted in superior court No. 1. The parties were married November 21, 1931, separating this month. Zeigler's complaint averred that although he "made every effort" to provide a home for his wife, she became dissatisfied after their marriage, swore and nagged at him, quarreled with him about the kind of a home he was providing for her "and stated that it was not as good as she was accustomed to having and not as good as her friends had." He further charged that she deserted him without cause during his absence from home.
  • 29 Dec 1931 Mrs. Audrey V. Stookey of 404 East Main street began suit in superior court No. 1 for divorce from Kenneth W. Stookey, charging incompatibility. They separated this month after a marriage entered into in August, 1930.
  • 29 Dec 1931 Judge Charles J. Ryan in superior court No. 1 granted a divorce to Mrs. Lucile J. Hemrick from Homer C. Hemrick, charging in part that he failed to provide and called her vile names, and that she was compelled to work. Wedded in March, 1929, they separated last September. Her former name was restored under the decree.
  • 29 Dec 1931 L. Vernal Likins was given a divorce from Mrs. Alice Likins by Judge Charles J. Ryan in superior court No. 1, on charges that she made false accusation against him and refused to live with him. Mrs. Likins was awarded custody of the children and the case was continued as to their support. Married in 1911, the parties separated in 1925.
  • 29 Dec 1931 Subject to residence witness testimony and payments of certain fees, Mrs. Sally Weiss was decreed a divorce from Robert Weiss by Judge Ryan, her name being restored to Sally Ochstein. They separated last August. Mrs. Weiss charged that Weiss was guilty of cruelty, quarreling and desertion and that he cursed and struck her.
  • 30 Dec 1931 Charging that his wife, Mrs. Blanche Lesh abandoned him, refusing to live with him any longer, and insisted on living in the state of New Jersey, S. Howard Lesh of 1009 Kinsmoor avenue sued for divorce in superior court No. 1 yesterday. Lesh's complaint stated that he could not leave his work to take up his residence in New Jersey. Married October 12, 1903, they separated in May 1928. They have two children, both past their majority.
  • 30 Dec 1931 Mrs. Evelyn M. Hausbach sued in superior court No. 1 to end her marriage to Willis R. Hausbach on charges of cruel and inhuman treatment. Wedded March 1, 1930, they separated in November 1931. Mrs. Hausbach seeks custody of her son.
  • 30 Dec 1931 Answer in abatement to a divorce action filed against him by his wife, Mrs. Celia M. McCaskey was entered in superior court No. 1 by Samuel C. McCaskey, who charged that they moved to St. Petersburg, Fla., October 8, 1931, and established a permanent residence, living there until December 8 when she left him and returned to Fort Wayne.
  • 30 Dec 1931 In superior court No. 1 Judge Charles J. Ryan decreed Mrs. Winnie Byall a divorce from Newell Byall on charges that he struck her several times and wanted her to get a divorce. The separated last October after a marriage contracted in 1911.
  • 30 Dec 1931 Judge Ryan gave Mrs. Chloe M. Johnson a divorce from Frank C. Johnson on averments that her failed to provide and that she was thus compelled to earn her own living. Her name was restored to Chloe M Sise. Married in 1917, the Johnsons separated in June 1929.
  • 31 Dec 1931 Alleging that her husband, James W. Hazelip, who according to the complaint is commonly known as George W. Hazelip, struck her repeatedly with his fist and that he hit her on the head with a "socket," Mrs. Mabel Ida Hazelip of 217 Duck street sued for divorce in superior court No. 1 yesterday. The Hazelips separated this month after a marriage contracted July 12, 1920. As a further instance of alleged cruelty by her mate, Mrs. Hazelip charged that he cursed and swore at her "almost daily." She seeks restoration of her former name, Smith.
  • 31 Dec 1931 Mrs. Ruby Hart of 1018 Harmar street began action in superior court No. 2 to end her marriage to Donald Hart, averring that he was "insanely jealous" of her, that he would fly into a rage without the slightest provocation, would curse and swear at her and call her vile names at times and, on different occasions, would falsely accuse her of conduct unbecoming a dutiful wife. Married August 17, 1929, they separated this month. Mrs. Hart asked that her former name, Ruby Barrand be restored.
  • 31 Dec 1931 Her husband, Philip Current cursed her and other wise mistreated her and failed to provide, Mrs. Nina Current averred in a divorce suit instituted in superior court No. 1. They were married Jun 27, 1924, separating November 26, 1929. Mrs. Current asked that she be granted custody of her child.
  • 31 Dec 1931 Clarence J. Godfrey, suing in superior court No. 1 for divorce from Mrs. Mildred G. Godfrey, charged that she moved from the home he provided for her and has refused to live with him. Wedded June 23, 1927, they separated July 28, 1931.
  • 31 Dec 1931 Judge George H. Leonard of superior court No. 2 granted Mrs. Noreane Soules a divorce from Russell Soules on her charges that her husband deserted her and failed to provide. They separated in May, 1928.
  • 31 Dec 1931 Judge Clarence R. McNabb of circuit court awarded Mrs. Hazel E. McMahon a divorce from Harold C. McMahon. Mrs. McMahon being given custody of the child with McMahon charged with its support. They were married in 1919.
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