Divorce Notices - Assorted Dates

Richland Co., Ohio

Divorce Records

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Assorted Divorce Notices

From various local newspapers of Richland Co., Ohio


* This is NOT a list of all divorces in Richland County, it is a compilation of divorce records found while transcribing various newspapers.


Parties Involved Newspaper / Publication Date Notes
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ABERLE Richland Shield & Banner:  28 May 1892 Sunday.  In Common Pleas court yesterday, Grace Aberle was granted a divorce from her husband, Charles Aberle. 
ACKERMAN Richland Shield & Banner:  02 January 1892 Tuesday.  A license to marry was issued today to Mr. Peter Ackerman and Miss Naomi J. Baer.  Mr. Ackerman secured a divorce from his former wife last Saturday.

Saturday.  In the divorce case of Peter Ackerman vs. Elizabeth Ackerman, Judge May this afternoon granted the plaintiff a divorce.  The charges made by both parties to the suit are well known to the public and repetition is unnecessary.

ACKERMAN [Mansfield Daily Shield:  14 February 1913] Charles F. Ackerman, through his attorneys, Kramer & Jarvis, has filed suit for divorce in probate court charging her with unfaithfulness.  He says she has conducted herself disgracefully.  They were married May 8, 1900 and three children were born of the marriage the oldest being 12.  Ackerman says his wife is not a fit person to have the custody of the children.  He asks for divorce and the custody of the children.  The Ackermans formerly resided on East Fourth Street.  The plaintiff is working in Fostoria.
AMES [Mansfield Herald:  11 April 1889] Minerva Ann Ames has applied for a divorce from George Curtis Ames.  Douglass & Douglass for plaintiff.
AMSBAUGH [Mansfield Daily Shield:  17 December 1912] Alcina Amsbaugh, through Attorney J.P. Seward, has filed suit for divorce in probate court against Hoyt B. Amsbaugh on the grounds of extreme cruelty.  In the month of October 1910 she says he struck, beat and blackened her eyes.  In the mount of December, 1910, she says he again struck and beat her;  that n the months of July or August, 1911, he struck, beat and choked her, tore her clothes and she says for no reason other than because she refused to give him money from her personal earnings.  She further says that some time in the month of February, 1912, he knocked her down on the streets of Mansfield, when she was returning home from her work, and that on her arrival home again he struck and beat her.  Ever since their marriage she says he has failed and willfully neglected to provided her with the ordinary necessaries of life;  that she has been forced and compelled to earn her on living by doing such work as she has been able to get and do, that she has had to purchase and provide her own clothing as well as buying many articles for him.  The wife says her husband pawned her watch without her knowledge or consent, and in order to regain possession of the watch she says she was compelled to redeem the same out of her own personal means;  that her husband since the marriage has generally led a life of profligacy and dissipation and has often threatened to do her great bodily harm.  Mrs. Amsbaugh wants divorce, restoration to her former name of Arnold reasonable alimony and an injunction to restrain him from interfering or annoying her by coming into her society or presence, by harassing or inconveniencing her in any manner whatsoever.
ANTRICAN [Mansfield (OH) Daily Shield: 22 May 1909] Elsie Antrican, through Attorney J.E. Martin, has filed suit for alimony and injunction against William Antrican in probate court.  They were married Oct. 22, 1906.  The wife charges gross neglect of duty and habitual drunkenness.  She says that Antrican repeatedly during the period of his marital life struck and bruised her with his fists.  She says on April 7, 1909, while in a state of intoxication he struck and bruised her so severely that she was placed under the care and treatment of a physician for about two weeks.  The wife says her husband is a ditcher by trade and earns $100 per month.  Mrs. Antrican says her husband is now possessed of a considerable sum of money.  She asks for alimony for her sustenance and expenses during the pendency of the suit including a reasonable attorney's fee.  She also asks that he be enjoined from disposing of his earnings and moneys in the meantime.
APPLEMAN [Mansfield (OH) Daily Shield:  10 May 1909] Harry Appleman, through Attorney W.F. Voegele, Jr., ha filed suit for divorce, in probate court from Susan J. Appleman.  They were married July 3, 1908 at Mansfield.  There are no children.  <<see microfilm for the rest of this divorce filing notice>>
AUNGST [Western Sentinel & Richland Co. Weekly Advertiser:  27 July 1831] John Aungst vs. Permelia Aungst}  Petition for a divorce.  The said John Aungst having this day filed in the Clerk's office of the Supreme Court of the state of Ohio, in and for the county of Richland, a petition for a divorce against the said Permelia Aungst, alleging as the reason for said application, that said Permelia was guilty of adultery, and has been willfully absent from him for three years and upwards.  Notice is therefore hereby given to aid Permelia Aungst, to appear at the next Term of said Court, to be holden at the Court House, in the town of Mansfield, in and for said Richland County, on the 22d. day of September next and resist said application if she thinks proper. 
AUNGST [Mansfield Herald:  29 July 1886] A petition for divorce, alimony and injunction was filed in common pleas court Monday by Mrs. Lily Aungst against her husband, John E. Aungst, a North Main Street saloon-keeper.  Hubb E. Bell is the plaintiff's attorney.  She asks for divorce on the grounds of habitual drunkenness, extreme cruelty and the calling of opprobrious names.  The petition also includes a prayer for the custody of her child, Alice Aungst, aged nine years, and for restoration to her maiden name, Lily Bell.  The parties were married in this city December 14, 1876.  The plaintiff alleges that her husband has been guilty of habitual drunkenness for three years last past;  that on or about April 5th., 1886, he came home intoxicated, swore at her, called her vile names, threatened her with a revolver and drove her from the house, compelling her to remain alone in a coal shed all night in cold weather.  Mrs. Aungst states that in fear of bodily harm she was forced to go into the street at a late hour of the night and to call Policeman Ferguson to take the revolver away from Aungst.  At divers other times in consequence of the defendant's cruelty, she was obliged to seek protection and shelter for herself and child away from home and to summon the police.  On July 2nd., 1886, during her absence Aungst removed all their furniture and personal effects, except the kitchen furniture and one bed, from the house and secreted them from the plaintiff.  Therefore she asks that an injunction be issued restraining the defendant from disposing of the property until a hearing may be had of the case and that she may be decreed reasonable alimony upon such hearing, together with such other relief as the court may in its discretion see fit to grant.  Mrs. Aungst is now wholly without money or means of support, except from her own common labor, and says that by the sale or disposal of the property she will be left penniless and be irreparably damaged, as the defendant has no other property subject to execution.
AUNGST [Mansfield News:  02 August 1899] In common pleas court Eliza L. Aungst, by her attorneys, Douglass & Mengert, has begun action against Alexander Aungst for divorce and injunction.  She states in her petition that she was married June 1, 1896, at Mansfield, to Alexander Aungst, and of this marriage there are no children.  Plaintiff says that at the time of her marriage she owned 60 acres of land with good house and barn and the farm fairly well stocked, and she has a daughter, aged 14 years, of a former marriage.  Plaintiff states that about six months after marriage, defendant became intemperate and abusive and did choke and ill treat her about two years ago and at other times and was also abusive to her daughter.  She claims that defendant has threatened that if she takes legal steps to free herself from him he will not only injure her and her child, but will destroy the stock on the farm and burn her buildings.  Plaintiff claims that defendant has but little personal property and all is easy of removal.  She asks that he be enjoined from interfering with the person or property of herself or of her daughter, Beatrice Harris, and from selling, encumbering or dispensing of any of his personal property or plaintiff's property that he be enjoined from coming to plaintiff's house or farm, and that upon final hearing the injunction may be made perpetual;  that she may be divorced and restored to her former name, Eliza Harris, and that she may be given reasonable alimony.  Judge Wolfe allowed the temporary injunction without bond.
BAMMERLINE [Richland Shield & Banner:  17 December 1892] Friday.  In Common Pleas court this morning Louis F. Bammerline, by his attorneys, McCray & Robison, filed suit for divorce from his wife, Nettie M. Bammerline.  The plaintiff says that they were married on Nov. 3d., 1889, and the defendant has for the last two years at different times been guilty of extreme cruelty in this that on four or five occasions she has been arrested in saloons and on the streets for drunkenness and disorderly conduct and lodged in the city jail.  The plaintiff also charges the defendant with adultery with various individuals and says she fails to keep the house in order.  Divorce and other relief is asked. 
BEAM [Mansfield Herald:  04 March 1886] Attorney McCrory Wednesday week filed a petition in common pleas court in an action for divorce styled Jennie Beam vs. Joseph Beam.  The parties were married in this city on January 15, 1882.  The plaintiff alleges habitual drunkenness on the part of her husband for three years last past, gross neglect of duty, failure to provide the common necessaries of life, and extreme cruelty in that he struck her in the face with his fist, as the grounds for divorce.  She states that in consequence of the defendant's idleness, profligacy and dissipation she has been compelled to depend upon her own exertions for support.  She asks for divorce, restoration to her maiden name, Jennie Hubbs, and for other proper relief.  Both parties are residents of Mansfield.
BEATTY

Semi-Weekly News:  30 March 1897, Vol. 13, No. 26

In common pleas court yesterday afternoon just prior to the adjournment of court, Judge Wolfe granted Nona Dell Beatty a divorce from Arthur Beatty.  It will be remembered that Beatty was sent to the penitentiary for a long term of years along with the Oliver gang for burglary and larceny.  The plaintiff was restored to her maiden name of Nona Dell Oliver.

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[Richland Shield & Banner:  24 September 1892] Monday.  The authorities here received notification this morning from the Dayton (OH) officers to the effect that bigamist Harry W. Beatty is in custody in that city and if Richland County wants him an officer should be sent for him.  At Prosecutor Douglass' request, Marshal O'Donnell left at noon for Dayton and will bring Beatty to this city tomorrow morning.  The prisoner married Miss Fannie Hedges, of this city, in Feb., 1891, making her his third wife living.  His future path seems strewn with penitentiary roses.
BENNETT Semi-Weekly News:  08 October 1897, Vol. 13, No. 81 Eva M. Bennett, by her attorneys, Bell & Brinkerhoff, has filed suit against Garfield G. Bennett for divorce.  The parties were married at La Grange, Ind., Jan. 23, 1890.  There are two children, Raymond D. Bennett, aged six years, and Lucile Bennett, aged four years.  The petition is a lengthy document.  The complainant says that for more than a year the defendant has been guilty of gross neglect of duty toward her.   That he has failed to provide her with food or clothing for herself or children.  That she has been compelled to clothe herself with the assistance of relatives.  That while employed she was compelled to procure the services of help in the house to care for her children.  That the defendant would frequently go away and be gone for several weeks at a time and make no provision for the maintenance of his family.  That Sept. 20, 1897, the defendant stated to the plaintiff he was going away and that the plaintiff would never see him again.  That he did leave about that date, since which he has been absent.  The plaintiff further says that the defendant is possessed of a violent temper and if he returns the plaintiff fears that he will attempt to take forcible possession of the household effects.  She ask that he be prevented from so doing, that she be granted a divorce, custody of the children and such other relief as the court may deem right.

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Semi-Weekly News:  21 December 1897, Vol. 13, No. 102 The divorce case of Eva M. Bennett vs. Garfield G. Bennett was heard before Judge Brinkerhoff in probate court Saturday evening and at the conclusion of the testimony the judge granted the plaintiff a divorce.  Non-support was the ground upon which the plaintiff bases her suit.

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Semi-Weekly News:  24 December 1897, Vol. 13, No. 103 In the divorce case of Eva M. Bennett vs. Garfield G. Bennett in probate court, Judge Brinkerhoff has granted the grandparents, Charles E. Kennedy and Jennie S. Kennedy, the custody of the child Raymond Bennett.
BERNDT Semi-Weekly News:  19 October 1897, Vol. 13, No. 84 Minnie Berndt, of this city, was also granted a divorce from Herman Berndt by Judge Wolfe (in Common Pleas court, Saturday morning) on the grounds of willful absence and failure to provide.
BINNY / BINNEY Mansfield News:  20 June 1901, Vol. 17, No. 94 Daisy Binny vs. Archibald Binny.

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[Mansfield News: 31 August 1901, Vol. 17, No. 155] In probate court, Judge Brinkerhoff has granted Daisy Binney a divorce from Archibald Binney.  The custody and control of the child was given to the wife and the court gave her $4 per week alimony for the support of herself and child. 
BIRD [Ohio Liberal:  23 July 1879] Arthur Bird was granted a divorce from his wife in Pittsburgh, June 21st.  The divorce was obtained at that place on account of the marriage having taken place there.  The wife has assumed her maiden name, Ella Irwin. 
BIRD [Mansfield Herald:  16 September 1886] Jerry Bird as filed a petition in common pleas court for divorce from his wife, Annie Bird, on the ground of adultery.  He alleges continuous acts of unfaithfulness with various unknown men since December 25th., 1885, and says she has frequented houses of ill-repute for that purpose.  H.E. Bell is the plaintiff's attorney.
BISHOP Richland Shield & Banner:  05 November 1892 Friday.  Ella M. Bishop has begun divorce proceedings against her husband, George Bishop.  The allegation is profligacy, and custody of an infant child is asked.
BLAIR Mansfield News:  15 May 1906 Marguerite Blair was Saturday morning granted a divorce from her husband, Henry Blair, by Judge Tobias.  The parties are residents of Galion, the wife's former name being Marguerite Snyder.
BLAIR [Mansfield News:  no date] Blanche Blair vs. Fred Blair;  clipping
BLOOM [Ohio Liberal:  05 November 1879] Ella Jane Bloom has been deserted by her husband, Samuel L. Bloom, for this good and sufficient reason prays for a divorce from him.  S.S. Bloom, attorney for plaintiff.
BOALS [Richland Shield & Banner:  24 September 1892] Monday.  In Common Pleas court this afternoon Mrs. Roxana Boals, by her attorney, J.C. Laser, filed a petition for divorce from her husband, Joseph Boals.  The plaintiff says they were married on March 10, 1881, and that, although no children have been born unto them, Joseph has been unable to provide her with the common necessaries of life on account of his profligacy and dissipation.  She also asks for restoration to her maiden name.
BOLLINGER [Mansfield News:  23 July 1899] In common pleas court Nancy J. Bollinger, by her attorney, J.P. Henry, has filed a petition for divorce, alimony, injunction and equity relief against Michael Bollinger.  Plaintiff states that she was married to defendant at Bellville on or about Feb. 5, 1870, and the children of this marriage now living are Clara B., Charles, Verna E., and Frank.  The plaintiff states in her petition that in June, 1890, defendant struck and beat her with his fist, injuring her head to such an extent that her hearing has been impaired ever since.  She further says that in October, 1894, he was cruel to her and alleges that at other times he has struck, beat and ill-treated her.  She also claims that about Oct. 16, 1895, in Bellville, defendant committed adultery and also at other times.  She also states that he has failed to provide for her and for more than three years has been absent.  She asks for divorce, reasonable alimony, custody of the children and that defendant be enjoined from disposing, encumbering or parting with any of his property during the pendency of this litigation.  Judge Wolfe granted the temporary restraining order.
BOOTH [Mansfield Herald:  14 October 1886] Mary A. Booth through her attorneys filed a petition for divorce against John Booth, asking alimony and proper relief and making a son, Harry Booth, a party defendant.  She alleges cruelty at divers times and mentions a half dozen occasions upon which he used violence, as choking, striking  with his fist, etc.  She claims thta she lent him $500 and asks for the balance, $475, due.  Plaintiff also claims that defendant entered into a contract before marriage, whereby he was to give her forty-five acres of land in Van Wert county, which she now asks for.  They were married May 13, 1884, her maiden name being Mary Ann Shortess.  Defendant owns 112 acres in Perry township where they have lived.
BOSS [Mansfield Herald:  26 August 1886] Mrs. Lena Boss, through her attorney, T.Y. McCray, has filed a petition in common pleas court for divorce from her husband, Frank L. Boss, on the ground of willful absence for more than three years last past.  The parties were married in this city November 22d., 1882, ever since which time Mrs. Boss avers she has conducted herself toward the defendant as a faithful and obedient wife.  She asks for divorce, restoration to her maiden name, Lena Roston, and for such further relief as in equity she is entitled to.  In an affidavit accompanying the petition, Mrs. Boss states that after making diligent search to ascertain the whereabouts of her husband she has up to this time been unable to find out where he is.
BOWERS Semi-Weekly News:  25 June 1897, Vol. 13, No. 51 Laura Bowers, by her attorneys, Skiles & Skiles, has sued John R. Bowers in probate court, for divorce.  The parties were married Oct. 15, 1892, and resided in Shelby.  There are no children.  The plaintiff alleges that her husband deserted her March 24, 1893.  She asks divorce, alimony and restoration to her maiden name Laura Rhodes.
BOLLINGER [Mansfield News:  08 August 1899] The case of Nancy J. Bollinger against Michael Bollinger for divorce and alimony was heard Monday afternoon before Judge Wolfe.  Divorce was granted to the plaintiff and the amount of her alimony was fixed at $200.  In the case of Mrs. Bollinger vs. Michael Bollinger et al. for equity relief the action was dismissed at the defendant's costs.

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Semi-Weekly News:  01 October 1897, Vol. 13, No. 79 Judge Brinkerhoff Wednesday granted Laura Bowers a divorce from John R. Bowers.  The plaintiff was restored to her maiden name, which was Laura Rhodes.
BRANDT [Mansfield Herald:  14 October 1886] Cora Brandt has applied for divorce from Frederick Brandt.  Cause, neglect and failure to provide.
BRICKER Mansfield News:  25 June 1901, Vol. 17, No. 98 In probate court, Judge Brinkerhoff has granted Minnie J. Bricker a divorce from William F. Bricker on the grounds of drunkenness.  The wife was given $300 alimony.  The parties reside in Shelby.
BROWN Semi-Weekly News:  03 September 1897, Vol. 13, No. 71 Jeannette Brown, by her attorneys Laser & Huston, filed action against her husband, Harry Brown, for alimony.  The parties were married July 2, 1894 and the plaintiff's maiden name was Kissane.  There is one child, Harold, now aged three weeks.  The plaintiff makes sundry charges and states that Brown is the owner of a stock of notions at No. 122 North Main Street, together with household furniture and certain moneys in the Bank of Mansfield, and in the Mechanics' Building & Loan Association.  the plaintiff further says that the defendant threatens to dispose of and encumber his property so as to defeat the plaintiff from recovering alimony against him.
BROWN [Ohio Liberal:  12 March 1879] A petition for divorce has been filed in the Clerk's office of the Court of Common Pleas of this county by Ella Brown from Arthur A. Brown.  The plaintiff says that on the 24th. day of May, 1877, she was married to the defendant, and that she has ever since conducted herself toward him as a faithful and obedient wife, but that the defendant, regardless of his marital duties, did on or about the 15th. of February, 1878, at the house of one Madame Zoar, of Cincinnati, commit adultery with one Jennie Maxwell, and the defendant since that time has left the plaintiff and resides at Lancaster, O.  The plaintiff also claims that said Arthur A. Brown did commit adultery at Lancaster with a woman whose name is unknown, at the house of one Selie Newlon.
BROWN [Ohio Liberal:  30 April 1879] Mrs. Ella Brown was granted a divorce from A.A. Brown, and was restored to her maiden name of Ella Waring, and given $800 alimony by the Common Pleas Court.
BRUCE Richland Shield & Banner:  04 February 1852 Emery E. Bruce vs. Caroline Bruce }  The said Caroline Bruce is hereby notified that on the 26th. day of November, 1851, the said Emery E. Bruce filed in the Court of Common Pleas of Richland County, Ohio, his petition against the said Caroline Bruce, the object and prayer on which is that the marriage contract existing between said Emery E. and Caroline Bruce, may be dissolved, and both parties released from the obligations of the same, alleging as cause therefore, the willful absence of said Caroline Bruce for more than three years.  The said Caroline is further notified that unless she appears at the next term of said court, and plead answer or demur to said petition a decree will be taken as prayed for.  -- Brinkerhoff & Geddes, Sols. for Petitioner.
BURKETT [Mansfield News: 29 August 1901, Vol. 17, No. 153] The divorce case of Rebecca R. Burkett vs. Mish Burkett was tried before Judge Brinkerhoff in probate court, Wednesday afternoon.  The grounds for action alleged by the petitioner was extreme cruelty.
BURNESON [Ohio Liberal:  07 May 1879] Mrs. Mary Burneson was granted a divorce by the Common Pleas Court from Andrew Burneson, and allowed $2,000 alimony.
BURNS [Mansfield News:  07 July 1899] Ethel Burns, by her attorneys, Douglass & Mengert, and M.A. Dittenhoefer, began suit in common pleas court against William G. Burns.  The parties in the case were married in Richland County, April 21, 1892.  There is one child, Willie B. Burns, now aged 5 years.  The plaintiff alleges that for more than three years past the defendant has been guilty of gross neglect of duty toward the plaintiff in that by reason of his idleness and dissipation, he has willfully failed and neglected to provide this plaintiff and the child with food and clothing and the common necessaries of life so that she has been compelled to live by her own exertions and labor and on the assistance and charity of relatives, although he was fully able to properly support her and their said child.  That William G. Burns, regardless of his marital duties toward the plaintiff, has been guilty of habitual drunkenness, for three years past.  The plaintiff says that the defendant is in the habit of following her and threatening her with personal violence and that he also threatened to take possession of their child.  Wherefore the plaintiff asks that the defendant may be enjoined from interfering with the child or interfering with the plaintiff.  She also asks divorce, alimony and the custody of the child. 
BUTCHER [Richland Shield & Banner:  03 October 1891, Vol. LXXIV, No. 19] Tuesday.  This afternoon Lulu Butcher, by her attorney, J.C. Laser, filed a petition for divorce from her husband, Walter Butcher, in Common Pleas court on the charge of failure to provide.  They were married at Centerburg, O., March 31st., 1886.
CALL Semi-Weekly News:  18 June 1897, Vol. 13, No. 49 The divorce and alimony case of Eva Call vs. Charles Call was taken up in probate court Thursday morning.  It was agreed between the parties that the defendant should pay the plaintiff $200 in the case and also that she shall have the custody of the children.  The divorce feature of the case will be tried at some future time.
CALL [Ohio Liberal:  26 September 1883] Kate Call petitions for a divorce from Charles Call, to whom she was married April 19th., 1880, alleging that for more than three years last past, the said defendant disregarding his duties as a husband has been willfully absent from the plaintiff.
CAMPBELL [Mansfield News:  10 May 1899] Bangorville.  Robert Campbell has sued his wife Jemmima (Chamberlain) for divorce.
CAMPBELL [Mansfield News:  11 July 1901, Vol. 17, No. 111] Irene Campbell by her attorneys, McCray & McCray, has begun suit in probate court against E.J. Campbell for divorce.  The parties were married in Richland County, Ohio on April 26, 1883.  The plaintiff says that the defendant was on or about Jan. 22, 1900, guilty of extreme cruelty toward this plaintiff without any just cause or provocation on the part of the plaintiff in ____ to wit:  by striking and kicking her said plaintiff, in a shameful manner.  That on or about Feb. 12, 1900, at the home of the parties mentioned the defendant committed an assault and battery on the plaintiff by hitting and striking her.  The plaintiff also says the defendant has been guilty of gross neglect of duty in this:  That for many years past she has been compelled by her own effort and assistance of her parents, to obtain necessaries of life and a place to live.  That on several occasions the said defendant has clandestinely taken what little money the plaintiff had and has left home to remain away sometimes months at a time and leave her to take car of herself and her children as best she could.  Wherefore the plaintiff prays that she may be divorced from the defendant and that she may have such other and further relief as in equity she may be entitled to.
CAMPBELL [Mansfield News: 17 August 1901, Vol. 17, No. 143] In probate court Mary Campbell by her attorneys Clark B. Hines, has filed suit for divorce from L.C. Campbell.  She was married to defendant Feb. 8, 1893, at Bellville, and of this marriage one child, Charles Campbell, aged 6, was born.  She alleges willful absence and disregard of marital duties as the basis for the action.  She asks for divorce, custody of the child and restoration to her former name of Mary Burkholder.
CARMICHAEL [Mansfield Herald:  05 August 1886] Mrs. Lucretia Carmichael of Shiloh has brought an action for alimony in common pleas court against her husband, David Carmichael, alleging habitual drunkenness for three years, gross neglect of duty, cruelty and the calling of opprobrious names.  They were married September 24th., 1873, and have one child, Blanchie Carmichael, aged six years.  The plaintiff states that her husband is the owner of property, real and personal, to the amount of $3,300, and that he has in his possession household property valued at $200 belonging to the plaintiff.  The defendant was enjoined by Judge May from disposing of his property during the rendering of the suit.
CARPENTER [Mansfield Daily Shield:  04 November 1910] Ethel A. Carpenter vs. Eritt J. Carpenter  [click here]
CARR [Mansfield (OH) Daily News:  26 April 1909] A divorce was granted in common pleas court Saturday to plaintiff in the case of Nora M. Carr vs. William Carr.  The alimony and custody of the child were settled out of court.  (*also consult additional article about this divorce in the 2/9/1909 edition of the Mansfield Daily Shield)
CARROTHERS Semi-Weekly News:  16 November 1897, Vol. 13, No. 92 Carrie M. Carrothers, by her attorneys, Cummings & McBride, has begun suit in probate court against James Homer Carrothers for divorce.  The parties were married in this city Oct. 17, 1895.  There are no children.  The plaintiff alleges that her husband has been guilty of gross neglect of duty toward her.  That by reason of his idleness, neglect and failure to provide her with food, clothing and the necessaries of life she has been compelled to live upon the charity of others and her own exertions.  She says further that her husband has never contributed anything to her support.  The plaintiff asks divorce, alimony, restoration to her maiden name Carrie M. Rodocker, and such other relief as the court may deem proper.

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Semi-Weekly News:  28 December 1897, Vol. 13, No. 104 Judge Brinkerhoff has granted Carrie Carrothers a divorce from Homer Carrothers.  The plaintiff was restored to her maiden name Carrie Rodocker.
CASE [Richland Shield & Banner:  14 January 1893] Sunday.  The divorce case of Sadie Case vs.  George Case was disposed of ...
CASSELL  [Ohio Liberal:  30 October 1878] Abraham J. Cassell asks that he may be divorced from his lawfully wedded wife, Adaline L. Cassell.  He says that the fair Adaline has been wilfully absent from him since the year 1871, which he thinks is sufficiently long to remain in such an abnormal state.  Burns & McBride attorneys for plaintiff. 
CASTOR

Semi-Weekly News:  02 April 1897, Vol. 13, No. 27

James Castor by his attorney, Andrew Stevenson, has filed suit in probate court for divorce from Lena Castor.  The parties were married in Mansfield, March 24, 1887.  There are no children.  The plaintiff charges his wife, with gross neglect of her marital duties.  He alleges that she left him June 20, 1895, and has not since resided with him.

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Semi-Weekly News:  28 September 1897, Vol. 13, No. 78 In probate court Saturday, Judge Brinkerhoff granted James Caster a divorce from Lena Caster.  The parties are residents of Bellville.
CATON

Mansfield Daily Shield:  21 October 1908

An interesting divorce petition has been filed in probate court by Andrew T. Caton against Leonora F. Caton through attorneys Coulter & Pigman.  The parties were married in Cleveland, May 23, 1907.  Caton says on Nov. 20, 1907, his wife abandoned the home he had provided for her without any cause and went to live with her mother in the village of Bloominggrove, Morrow County.  The husband says the marriage was brought about by the defendant through an advertisement she had caused t o be inserted in a Cleveland daily paper.  Caton says she came from Cleveland where she then lived to his home, and inspected his property;  that she ascertained that he was the owner of 31 acres of land in Sandusky Township and that she insisted upon him prior to the marriage as a condition precedent to her marrying him, to convey all of the real estate he then owned in Sandusky Township.  Caton says at the time of the marriage he was 62 years old and that she was a widow and resided with her father and mother, in Cleveland, and [remainder of article not submitted]
CHAMPION [Mansfield Herald:  14 October 1886] Henrietta Champion has filed a petition for divorce and alimony on the grounds of willful absence.  Skiles & Skiles, plaintiff's attorneys.
CHAPMAN

Semi-Weekly News:  11 May 1897, Vol. 13, No. 38

Ella Chapman, by her attorneys, Skiles & Skiles, has filed suit in probate court against Denver H. Chapman for divorce.  The parties were married in this county, Jan. 22, 1891.  The plaintiff alleges that her husband has been guilty of desertion and that he has failed to provide her with the necessaries of life.  She asks that she be given a divorce and be restored to her maiden name, Ella Baughman.

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Semi-Weekly News:  14 September 1897, Vol. 13, No. 74 In probate court Friday, Judge Brinkerhoff granted Ella Chapman, a divorce from Denver H. Chapman.
CLINE Richland Shield & Banner:  28 May 1892 Sunday.  In the divorce case of Cline vs. Cline, the plaintiff was not granted a decree but the defendant was ordered to pay his wife $1,000 alimony.  Nicholas Cline, the defendant, about five years ago deserted his wife in this city and ran away with the hired girl, since which time he has been living at Sparta, Ills.
COLE  [Ohio Liberal:  17 September 1879] Mary Cole vs. Brayton N. Cole, divorce granted
COLE [Richland Shield & Banner:  09 January 1892] Thursday.  In Common Pleas court this morning, Alice Cole, by her attorneys, Henry & Reed, filed a petition for a divorce from her husband, Robert Cole.  The plaintiff states that they were married in this city Dec. 24, 1885, no children being born unto them.  She charges neglect to provide for more than three years and habitual drunkenness.

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[Richland Shield & Banner:  09 April 1892, Vol. XXIV, No. 46] Saturday.  In Common Pleas court this afternoon, Judge Wolfe, granted Alice Cole a divorce from her husband, Robert M. Cole, on the grounds of drunkenness.
COLE

Semi-Weekly News:  26 March 1897, Vol. 13, No. 25

Anna Cole by her attorneys, Bricker & Workman, has begun an action in probate court against George W. Cole for divorce.  The parties were married in this city Sept. 23, 1890.  There is one child, Clyde Cole, aged six years.  The plaintiff alleges that the defendant has been willfully absent from her for more than three years and has wholly disregarded his marital duties.  Wherefore she asks judgment divorcing her from the defendant and that she be awarded the custody of the child and for such other relief as this court may deem proper.
COLE [Mansfield (OH) Daily Shield:  02 June 1909] Harry N. Cole, through Attorney G. W. Coble, has filed suit for divorce in probate court from Florence C. Cole.  They were married Jan. 19, 1903 at Shelby, and one child, Hariett Luella Cole, now aged six  years was born of the marriage.  The husband charges gross neglect of duty.  He says that for three or four years preceding the filing of this petition that she has grossly neglected to perform her household duties and has repeatedly neglected and refused to care for their child, as a result, he says it has been necessary for him to either care for the child himself or to place her in charge of relatives and friends.  Cole says his wife has often left her home leaving the child in his care without informing him where she was going and that she has remained away several days without informing him as to her whereabouts and without making any provisions for the care of their child or their household.  The husband says that on May 3, 1909, his wife was guilty of extreme cruelty towards him without any just cause or provocation on his part.  Cole says she is the owner of lot 855 in Shelby, valued at $1,000 and <<consult microfilm for remainder of article>>
COUL [Mansfield (OH) Daily Shield:  14 April 1909] Albert Coul, through Attorney W.F. Voegele, Jr., has filed an answer and cross petition in common pleas court to the divorce suit filed by his wife, Elizabeth Coul.  The defendant admits they were married Aug. 14, 1883 and that two children were born of the marriage but denies all the other allegations of her petition.  Coul says that his wife has been guilty of gross neglect of duty;  that in June 1908 she utterly failed to care for their home and has refused to do so ever since that date.  He says while he was employed at Barberton (OH) his wife removed all of their household goods except one stove, one bed and bedding from their home in this city and has either since hidden or converted the same to her own individual use;  that after securing and removing all their household goods she left their home and has since resided in Philadelphia, Pa.   Coul says that at all times since their marriage he provided a good and pleasant home for her and their children;  that he provided all necessary clothing and necessities and that he gave her on average of $50 a month for household expenses.  The defendant says that no one else contributed to the support of his family with his knowledge and consent;  that for 27 years prior to Feb. 17, 1907 he was in the employ of the B.&O. and <<consult microfilm for remainder of article>>.  An additional article about this divorce filing can be found in the 2/6/1909 edition of the Mansfield Daily Shield.
CRAIG [Ohio Liberal:  05 November 1879] Eolia Craig petitions the Common Pleas Court to grant her a divorce from William Craig, who has absented himself from her for three years last past.  Stevenson & McCrory attorneys for plaintiff.
CRAWLEY [Richland Shield & Banner:  17 October 1891] Monday.  This afternoon by her attorneys, Bowers & Black, Sarah A. Crawley, of this city, filed a petition in Common Pleas court for divorce from her husband, Harry Crawley.  In her petition she states that they were married April 13th., 1887, and that the defendant had been absent for three years.  They have no children.

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[Richland Shield & Banner:  19 December 1891, Vol. LXXIV, No. 30] Saturday.  In Common Pleas court this afternoon Sarah A. Crowley was granted a divorce from her husband, Henry Crowley.
CROSS [Richland Shield & Banner:  24 September 1892] Tuesday.  Robert Cross, of Wild Cat Chute fame, by his attorneys, McCray & Robison, this afternoon filed a petition in Common Pleas court for divorce from his wife, Catharine Cross.
DAGUE [Mansfield Daily Shield:  28 May 1909] Sarah G. Dague whose place of residence is unknown is hereby notified that Edward Dague has filed his petition against her for divorce in case No. 1952, of the Probate Court of Richland County, Ohio, charging her with willful absence, and that said cause will be for hearing on or after the 3rd. day of July, 1909.  -- Edward Dague.  Huston & Marquis, Attorneys for Plaintiff.

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[Mansfield (OH) Daily Shield: 21 May 1909] They were married April 19, 1905 and the husband charges his wife with having been willfully absent from him for more than three years last past.
DAIR Mansfield News:  04 May 1901, Vol. 17, No. 51 Divorce Granted -- In common please court, Mary Dair has been granted a divorce from Adam Dair.  The matter of alimony was settled outside the court.
DARLING [Mansfield News:  12 June 1901, Vol. 17, No. 87] Divorce Granted -- Probate Judge Brinkerhoff has granted to Mrs. Ella Darling a decree of divorce from John Carling, on the grounds of adultery and extreme cruelty on the part of the defendant.  Mrs. Darling is restored to her former name, Ella Dolph.
DARLING [Mansfield Herald:  04 February 1886] Case No. 2644.  Emma Darling vs. Winfield Darling.  Divorce.  Petition filed 1/27.
DARLING [Mansfield Herald:  16 September 1886] Emma Darling, who resides near Newville, has filed a petition for divorce with the county clerk against Winfield Darling, alleging adultery with an unknown woman in this city at the house of John Wilhelm.  She asks for divorce from defendant and for restoration to her maiden name.  Messrs. Connolly & Laser are her attorneys.  They were married April 24, 1885.  The parties figured in a scandal over a year ago, a full account of which appeared in this paper at the time.  Mrs. Darling's maiden name was Emma Algire and she is the daughter of respectable farmer people.
DARLING [Mansfield Herald:  28 October 1886] The famous Darling divorce case was at last tried and settled last Saturday afternoon by Judge May.  The plaintiff, Emma Darling, swore she was married in 'Squire Sibbitt's office to Winfield Darling, in April, 1885, and that he left her in the following June, and since then he had done nothing to support her.  There were two witnesses that testified that Darling was seen by them to enter a house of ill-shape on John Street, after his marriage.  Two others testified that in conversation Darling told them that he visited houses of ill-fame.  The plaintiff was given a decree of divorce, and her maiden name, Emma Algire.
DAVEY [Richland Shield & Banner:  26 September 1891, Vol. LXXIV, No. 18] Saturday.  Clara H. Davey, by her attorney W.L. Sewell, this morning filed in Common Pleas court a petition for divorce from her husband, Asher Davey, alleging that the latter has been guilty of habitual drunkenness for three years last past.  They were married July 12th., 1882, and have one child, a daughter, 8 years of age.
DAVIS [Ohio Liberal:  12 November 1884] Samantha L. Davis has filed her petition in Common Pleas Court, charging her husband, Thomas Davis, with various acts of adultery, and praying for divorce from said Thomas Davis and for the custody of her child. 
DECK [Ohio Liberal:  06 August 1879] James Deck, through Skiles & Skiles, his attorneys, prays judgment in the amount of $10,000 against Elizabeth Holtz and Frederick Holtz, who he claims have alienated the affections of his wife from him.
DESBRO [Richland Shield & Banner:  12 March 1892] Monday.  In Common Pleas court this afternoon Della M. Desbro, by her attorneys, Skiles & Skiles, filed a petition for divorce from her husband, George Desbro.  The plaintiff says she was married to defendant on March 11, 1890 and that ever since their marriage her husband and been in the habit of abusing her and calling her vile names.  Several days ago he drove her from the house.  The Pennsylvania Company is made garnishee in the case, as defendant is employed by that corporation.
DICE [Mansfield Herald:  09 May 1889] Oscar Dice asks for divorce from Elizabeth Dice on account of willful absence.  They were married August 31st., 1881, and have a child six years old.
DICKSON [Mansfield Herald:  18 February 1886] Saturday, Mary C. Dickson was granted a divorce from George Dickson, by Judge Dickey, on the ground of extreme cruelty.  Defendant pays costs, and alimony not made known, $60 having been paid pending suit.  Defendant holds possession of the children.
DICUS [Mansfield Herald:  31 January 1889] Divorce proceedings have been commenced by Kade Dicus against Benj. F. Dicus on the grounds of wilful absence.  The parties were married July 12th., 1858, and have six children.
DISBRO [Richland Shield & Banner:  30 July 1892] Wednesday.  In Common Pleas Court today Della M. Disbro, of Vernon Junction, by her attorneys, Mansfield & Long, of Shelby, filed a petition for divorce from her husband, George Disbro.  The plaintiff charges cruelty.  On July 13th., while plaintiff was attending the Barnum show in this city, the defendant took the carpets, furniture and dishes from the house, and has since kept them secreted.  She asks for divorce, alimony and an injunction against the defendant from disposing of the household furniture.  Judge Wolfe granted the injunction.  This is the second divorce petition Mrs. Disbro has filed against her husband, having withdrawn the former one.
DOBB [Mansfield Daily Shield:  14 March 1910] Luther M. Dobb, will take notice that on the 14th. day of March, 1910 Catherine E. Dobb filed her petition in the Common Pleas court of Richland County, O., against him praying for divorce and other relief, on the ground of gross neglect of duty;  said cause being Number 11212 on said Court Dockets.  Defendant is required to file answer thereto within six weeks from the date of first publication hereof;  from and after said six weeks said cause will be for hearing.  -- Catherine E. Dobb, by Jas. W. Galbraith, her Attorney.  First Publication March 14, 1910.  Mar. 14--D.6 t Mon.
DONALDSON Mansfield Daily Shield:  17 May 1905 Judge Bricker, in probate court, has granted a divorce to Augustus F. Donaldson from Frances E. Donaldson, on the ground of defendant's willful absence for 3 years.  It is ordered that defendant have in her own right and divested of all right or claim of plaintiff all the household goods and personal property at Aurora, IL, except a set of books mention, a collection of coins and a file of the Aurora Daily Times.  Plaintiff is to recover of defendant his costs of suit.
DOUGAL [Ohio Liberal:  05 March 1879] Ellen Dougal has filed her petition in the office of the Clerk of the Common Pleas Court, in which she charges Erwin Dougal, her husband, with desertion and extreme cruelty toward her, and she prays for a divorce from said Erwin Dougal.  J.P. Seward, attorney for plaintiff.

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[Ohio Liberal:  07 May 1879] In the case of Ellen Dougall vs. Irwin Dougall, for divorce, the plaintiff was granted her petition.
DOUGLASS [Mansfield Herald:  15 February 1889] Fred R. Douglass was granted a divorce Saturday from Margaret Douglass for willful absence.  They were married November 29th., 1880, at Alliance.
DOYLE [Richland Shield & Banner:  03 October 1891, Vol. LXXIV, No. 19] Tuesday.  This forenoon Judge May granted to Maud Doyle a divorce from her husband, John Doyle, on the grounds of gross neglect of duty and cruelty.
DRAKE [Richland Shield & Banner:  21 January 1893] Bell & Brinkerhoff, as attorneys for the plaintiff, this morning, filed quite a sensational divorce case in Common Pleas court, the style of the action being Anna B. Drake vs. Edwin Drake.  The petition states that the parties were married in this city on Christmas day, 1889, and have one child, a son, two and one-half years old.  Mr. & Mrs. Drake have make their home in Cleveland since the wedding.  The grounds of divorce are neglect of duty and cruelty and the plaintiff also charges the defendant with undue intimacy with one Rosa Boals, formerly of this city, but who had been a domestic in the Drake family for the past year.  The petition further states that a separation procured on November 1st., since which time the plaintiff and her child have been living at the residence of her parents in this city, while her husband has been living with the co-respondent in Cleveland.  Mrs. Drake asks for divorce, the custody of their child and reasonable alimony.  The plaintiff in the case is the youngest daughter of Geo. M. Endly and wife, of this city, and is well known here.  The defendant is a musician by profession and comes from a well known family in Cleveland.  For six months prior to last October, Rosa Boals was a domestic in the home of the Drake family.  The wife soon noticed a flirtation being carried on between the husband and hired girl.  The wife last fall was called to this city by sickness in her father's family.  During her absence the neighbors informed her that Mr. Drake and Rosa held high carnival, taking long walks together, etc.  Upon the wife's return the gay hired girl was discharged.  The husband followed the domestic to the depot, where the pair were confronted by the indignant wife and a scene ensued.  A correspondence was kept up between husband and servant while the latter remained away.  In a few weeks the girl returned to Cleveland and they have since been together as related in the petition quoted above.
EARICK [Richland Shield & Banner:  14 November 1891] Sunday.  Elizabeth Earick, by her attorney, J.C. Laser, filed a petition in Common Pleas court Saturday afternoon for divorce from her husband Henry Earick.  They were married Feb. 9, 1882, and she charges absence.
EBERHART   [Mansfield Shield:  14 January 1913] Bernice Eberhart, through attorney O.L. Cunningham has filed suit for divorce in probate court against George Eberhart.  Mrs. Eberhart, who resides near Lexington, charges that while she was ill in Ashland, her husband was so negligent that it became necessary to take her to the Ashland County Infirmary.  The wife says she has been a resident of the county for six months past.  She says that they were married on or about April 25, 1905.  She says he has filed to provide and that while she was sick on November 16, 1911, it became necessary to take her to the Ashland County infirmary where she was compelled to remain until May, 1912.  She says that while she was confined in the infirmary, Doris Eberhart, her daughter, was born, Jan. 16, 1912.  Since leaving the infirmary she says she has been compelled to depend on the charity of friends for the support of herself and daughter, Doris, and that he contributes nothing toward her support.  Mrs. Eberhart says her husband is an able bodied man but that he is profligate and spends money he earns in dissipation.  She wants divorce and reasonable alimony.
EBERSOLE [Richland Shield & Banner:  10 October 1891, Vol. LXXIV, No. 20] Tuesday.  S.J. Ebersole, by his attorneys, Henry & Reed, this afternoon filed in Common Pleas court a petition for divorce from his wife, Eliza Ebersole.  In his petition the plaintiff states that he was married to the defendant at her residence in Huron County (OH) on June 9th., 1887.  For more than a year past she has refused to cohabit with him and for that cause he asks for a divorce.
EHRET Semi-Weekly News:  03 December 1897, Vol. 13, No. 97 Artie L. Ehret, by her attorney, H.P. Sewell, has filed suit in probate court against Philip Ehret for divorce and alimony.  The parties were married in Cleveland, June 19, 1889.  There are no children.  The plaintiff alleges that her husband has been guilty of extreme cruelty in that he drew a revolver, Oct. 9, 1897, and threatened to shoot her dead.  Further, that he has been guilty of other shameful treatment, wholly neglecting to care for her or provide her with the necessaries of life and leaving her dependent upon the charity of friends for more than three years.  The plaintiff sets forth that she is constantly in fear of her life.  She asks divorce, restoration to her maiden name - Artie L. Eschbaugh, and also that she be given suitable alimony and such other relief as the court may deem proper.
EICHACKER [Mansfield Daily Shield:  16 December 1912] Charles Eichacker through attorney J.P. Seward has filed an answer in probate court to the divorce suit filed by his wife Christina Eichacker and asks that it be dismissed.  Eichacker admits their marriage, that the child Louise Eichacker was born of the marriage but denies all the other allegations of her petition except that he is the owner of lot 3916 in the city and that he was th owner of the lot at the time of the marriage.  When he married his present wife, Eichacker says he was a widower, the father of eight living children and that four of them were living at home.  He says she was a widow and the mother of three children and that she brought her three children into his home.  He says he provided the three children with a home and furnished them with suitable food and clothing.  The husband says by reason of her ill treatment of his children they were compelled to leave home.  About three years ago Eichacker says his wife tried to shoot him.  He says his wife left him and their home several times without cause and remained away for day and weeks at a time.  He says she mistreated him.
ERNST [Richland Shield & Banner:  10 October 1891, Vol. LXXIV, No. 20] Saturday.  Late this afternoon Judge May granted Joseph D. Ernst, a painter, a divorce from his wife Della Ernst, on grounds of adultery.
ESTERLINE

Semi-Weekly News:  23 February 1897, Vol. 13, No. 16

Lulu Esterline, by her attorneys, Skiles & Skiles, has filed suit in probate court against James Esterline for divorce.  The parties were married in Huron County (OH), March 15, 1894.  There are no children.  The plaintiff charges her husband with gross neglect of duty and failure to provide for her.  She asks that she be granted a divorce, reasonable alimony and restoration to her maiden name, Lulu McKittrick.
ETZ [Richland Shield & Banner:  26 November 1892] In Common Pleas court last evening County Commissioner Christian W. Etz, by his attorneys, Bowers & Black, filed a petition for divorce from his wife, Ella Etz, charged with extreme cruelty.  In his petition the plaintiff says that he was married to the defendant in this city on July 1, 1891, and that on May 15, 1892, and at other times, Mrs. Etz was guilty of extreme cruelty towards him in this that on the above named date she took, or pretended to take, a dose of "Rough on Rats" with suicidal attempt.  The defendant is also charged with secreting under her pillow, at various times, a box of "Rough on Rats" whether for her destruction or for poisoning the plaintiff, the latter is unable to say.  By defendant's actions the plaintiff has been kept in a continuous state of nervousness and terror to the great injury of his health.  He asks for divorce and such other relief as is proper.  Mr. Etz, when seen by a SHIELD man last evening, made the following statement regarding his trouble with Mrs. Etz "On Friday, Oct. 28th., Mrs. Etz and I held a consultation and, after talking our trouble over, mutually agreed to disagree and separate.  Accordingly I gave her $100 cash, in consideration of her releasing all claims upon me and went to the home of her father, Geo. Montague, of Johns Addition, where she now is.  For this $100 she also agreed to allow me to secure a divorce without a contest."
ETZ [Mansfield News:  24 August 1899] Ella A. Etz, by her attorneys, Douglass & Mengert, has begun suit in common pleas court against Christian W. Etz for divorce.  The parties were married in Mansfield, July 1, 1891.  There are no children.  The plaintiff alleges that for four of five years past various troubles have arisen between her husband nad herself.  That some four or five separations have taken place and that again an endeavor would be made to live together again, but it seemed impossible on account of the conduct of the defendant towards the plaintiff in any measure to live agreeably.  The plaintiff further alleges that about Oct. 20, 1898, the last separation took place and that since said time it has been impossible for her to live with the defendant as his wife.  She says that he, the defendant, has been guilty of gross neglect of duty toward the plaintiff;  that he has utterly failed to provide for her;  that he has abandoned her and refuses to do anything for her and that she is compelled to support herself by her own exertions.  Wherefore, she asks divorce, restoration to her maiden name and for such other relief as the court may deem proper.
FACKLER [Mansfield Herald:  05 August 1886] Mrs. Laura Fackler of Bryan, Williams County, has applied for divorce from her husband, Marquis Fackler, who she alleges deserted her and married (so far as he could marry) a Miss Sarah Powell, with whom he is now cohabiting, six miles north of Mansfield on the Plymouth Road in Franklin Township.  Mrs. Fackler charges her husband with desertion, willful absence for three years last past, gross neglect of duty and adultery.  She says he is an active, energetic business man, capable of earning large sums of money, and that he is possessed of considerable property.  The petition includes a prayer for reasonable alimony.  The papers are in the hands of Sheriff Flannery and service will be made on the defendant in a few days.  The parties were married at Hillsdale, Mich., June 27th., 1879, and they have one child, Ida L. Fackler, aged five years.
FARBER  [Richland Shield & Banner: 19 March 1892] Thursday.  Jennie D. Farber, by her attorney, W.S. Kerr, filed petition in Common Pleas court last evening for divorce from her husband, Milo Farber.  The plaintiff says she was married to defendant on July 25, 1882.  Three children were born unto them, aged respectively, nine and four years and seven months.  The plaintiff says defendant has refused to provide for her the past three years and during that time has been an habitual drunkard.  Defendant is possessed of a horse, cow and one-third interest in twenty-nine acres of wheat and twenty bushels of potatoes.  Divorce, custody of children, alimony and injunction restraining defendant from disposing of his property is asked.
FERRELL [Richland Shield & Banner:  17 October 1891] Saturday.  In Common Pleas court his afternoon Judge May granted Mary E. Ferrell, a divorce from her husband, Ellsworth Ferrell, on the grounds of desertion.  The parties live in Shelby.
FETTERS

[Mansfield Gazette:  28 June 1827]

John Fetters vs. Charlotte Fetters}  Whereas the said John Fetters has filed with the Clerk in the Clerk's office of the Supreme Court of the state of Ohio in and for Richland County his Petition praying that the marriage contract existing between him and the said Charlotte may be dissolved and they freed from the obligation of the same, and stating that said Charlotte had been guilty of adultery with one John Thomas, and one Hezekiah Harvey, and with one Frank Murphy.  The said Charlotte is therefore hereby notified to appear at the next term of the Supreme court to be holden (sic) at the court house in the town of Mansfield in the county aforesaid on the 10th. day of September next to answer the alligation (sic) of said petition or proceedings will be had thereon according to Law.  -- E. Hedges, C.S.C.R.C.
FIFE Semi-Weekly News:  12 October 1897, Vol. 13, No. 82 Sarah P. Fife, by her attorneys, Bradford & Moorhouse, has filed suit in probate court against James R. Fife for divorce.  The parties were married in this city, June 15, 1896.  There are no children.  The plaintiff alleges for cause of actions, gross neglect on the part of her husband.  She asks that she be given a divorce and restored to her maiden name of Sarah P. Dougal.
FIKE [Richland Shield & Banner:  09 April 1892, Vol. XXIV, No. 46] Monday.  In Common Pleas Court this forenoon Maggie Fike, by her attorney, J.C. Laser, filed a petition for divorce from her husband, John L. Fike.  Mrs. Fike says they were married in this city on Oct. 7th., 1890, since which time her husband has filed to provide her with the necessaries of life. 
FINICLE [Ohio Liberal:  27 November 1878] Now comes Levi M. Finicle by his attorney, G.W. Statler, and files a petition in the Common Pleas court, praying that he may be divorced from his lawfully wedded wife.  He says he was married to Mary E. Burt in Mansfield, on or about the 23d. day of December, 1875, and by said marriage he had one child, John William Finicle, aged two years and three months.  He further says that on the 1st. day of November, 1878, his wife committed adultery at the house of E. Burt in Franklin Township, with one Hiram Troxel, and that since that time she has wholly abandoned him, and left with her sweet "Hiram" for parts unknown to her said husband.
FINNICLE [Ohio Liberal:  29 January 1879] A divorce was granted L.M. Finnicle from Mary Finnicle last week.
FIRST Semi-Weekly News:  15 October 1897, Vol. 13, No. 83 Lucas.  James First, Jr. and wife have concluded that they cannot longer live together and last Tuesday divided their household effects, she moving to Mansfield and he moving in with his parents.
FOSTER [Mansfield (OH) Daily Shield:  10 February 1909] Minnie I. Foster has been granted a dirovce in probate court from Lester Foster on the grounds of habitual drunkenness.  The plaintiff was restored to her maiden name of Minnie I. Shoup.
FOULKS [Mansfield News: 14 July 1899] In probate court George W. Foulks, by his attorney, Harry T. Manner, has filed a petition for divorce from Sabina Foulks.  Plaintiff states that he was married April 27, 1872, to defendant and that she has been guilty of extreme cruelty to him.  He says that on or about April 10, 1899, she, without probable cause or for any reason whatever caused the arrest and incarceration of plaintiff and a report of the arrest was published in the daily papers.  The plaintiff also says that the prosecution was hwolly determined and he was discharged.  He states also that since April 10, 1899, his wife has refused to cohabit with him and has refused to speak to him.  He asks that he may be divorced from her.
FRALICK Mansfield News:  08 December 1908, p. 2 Luvina Fralick has been granted a divorce from Melvin Fralick on the grounds of extreme cruelty.  The court orders the custody and control of Golda Fralick to plaintiff and Foster Fralick to defendant.  The court finds the question of alimony has been settled and that defendant is to pay his former wife the sum of $2,000 in cash and $25 a year payable on the first day of July each year for the clothing and support of Golda Fralick as long as she remains with plaintiff.  Each parent is to be allowed to visit the children at all reasonable times.
FRAME [Ohio Liberal:  29 January 1879] Catharine Frame was granted a divorce from Charles Frame, and has resumed her maiden name of Catharine Ferguson.
FRANK [Richland Shield & Banner:  19 March 1892] Saturday.  Mrs. Emma C. Frank, of Jackson Township, by her attorneys Skiles & Skiles, this afternoon filed a petition in Common Pleas court for divorce from her husband, Aaron A. Frank.  The plaintiff says they were married August 2, 1872, and on November 9th., 1889, the defendant left home and eloped with Mrs. Ida Elliott, wife of Josiah Elliott, going to Canada, where they now are living in a state of adultery.  Mr. Elliott secured a divorce from his wife about a year ago and has since remarried.
FRANKLIN [Mansfield (OH) Daily Shield:  26 April 1909] Jennie Franklin, through Huston & Marquis, has filed suit for divorce in probate court from G.L. Franklin.  They were married June 7, 1897 and the following children were born of the marriage:  May Franklin, aged 10 years;  Bertha, aged 6 years;  Walter, aged 4 years;  George, aged 2 years.  The wife charges that her husband has scolded her and used harsh language to her and in the presence of her minor children;  that he has frequently ordered her to leave their home and on or about Jan. 10, 1907, he struck her over the head with his hand.  She says he has failed to properly support and maintain her during the past six months although able bodied and capable of earning good wages and that she has been compelled to provide for herself and her minor children by her own exertions.  On April 13th., she says he departed for parts unknown and abandoned her without any provision for her maintenance.
FRANKLIN [Mansfield (OH) Daily Shield:  11 May 1909] G.L. Franklin, residence unknown, will take notice that on the 26th. day of April, Jennie Franklin filed her petition in the Probate Court of Richland County, Ohio, praying a divorce from said G.L. Franklin on the ground of extreme cruelty, gross neglect of duty and that said cause will be for hearing on and after June 10th., 1909.
FREDERICK [Mansfield Daily Shield:  23 July 1906] Mary M. Frederick by her attorneys, Douglass & Mengert, and D.M. Link, has filed petition in probate court against W.J. Frederick for alimony and custody of the children.  She sets forth that she was united in marriage with defendant Nov. 17, 1897 at Butler.  Of this marriage were born Ruth, aged 4 years and William J., aged 2 years.  She alleges that defendant frequently called her vile names, swearing at her in the presence of the children and other members of the household, calling her names too vile to be set forth in the petition.  She says he has an ungovernable temper and flies into a fit of anger without any provocation.  She says defendant owns certain property in Garrett, Ind., and describes it also certain bank stock, and building and loan association stock in the names of various persons.  She also says he has $5,0000 [sic.] deposited in the Garrett Banking company.  She asks for alimony, custody of the children, temporary injection restraining him from disposing of any of his property or from encumbering enjoined from interfering with her or her custody of the children and that upon final hearing he be perpetually enjoined from interfering with her or disposing of his property.  Judge Bricker granted the temporary injection without bond.  A motion for alimony pending suit was filed.  [Both parties live in Bellville.]

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[Mansfield Daily Shield:  24 July 1906] Mary M. Frederick vs. W.J. Frederick.  Alimony and custody of children an injunction.  Douglass & Mengert for plaintiff.
FRY [Mansfield Herald:  12 August 1886] Through his attorney, G.M. Fry, John W. Russell has filed a petition in common pleas court for divorce from his wife, Hannah Russell, to whom he was married January 1, 1882.  He states that at the time of their marriage the defendant represented herself to him as being a virtuous woman, when in fact she was afflicted with a loathsome disease, with which he became affected.  About two weeks after the marriage a separation took place, and the defendant removed to Shelby county.  For more than three years, in disregard of her marital duties, she has been willfully absent from the plaintiff, who knows nothing as to her present whereabouts.  The petitioner asks for divorce and such other relief as in the nature of the case equity may require.  He resides in Troy Township.
FRYE [Mansfield Daily Shield:  14 December 1914] Driven from home in her night clothes and cruelly beaten since the birth of their 5-year-old son, she alleges in her petition, Mrs. Grace Pearl Frye today began proceedings in the court of common pleas, seeking separation from her husband, Christopher C. Frye.  She also charges neglect for more than three years.  She says they were married here March 6, 1907.  she wants custody of the child also.  C.B. Hines is her attorney.
FULLERTON [Mansfield News:  no date] Nannie Fullerton vs. Morton Fullerton;  clipping
GALLAGHER Mansfield News:  14 June 1901, Vol. 17, No. 89 Mrs. Minnie E. Gallagher has been granted a divorce from Charles E. Gallagher on the ground of gross neglect of duty.  She was awarded alimony and the custody of the child.
GARBER [Mansfield (OH) Daily News:  26 April 1909] Josephine Garber was granted a divorce in probate court Monday from Harry Garber.
GARVER [Mansfield News:  16 August 1901, Vol. 17, No. 142] Mrs. Jennie Garver wants divorce and alimony from her husband, Arthur Garver, also an injunction to prevent him from molesting or interfering with her.  Mrs. Garver, in her petition, filed in probate court, states that she was married to Arthur Garver, Oct. 29, 1890, at Tiro and that there are no living children from the marriage.  She claims that on or about Aug. 14, 1901, the defendant was guilty or extreme cruelty toward her in that he called her vile names, struck and choked her and forced her to leave her home, refusing longer to provide her with a home and the necessaries of life.  Mrs. Garver cites further that at divers and numerous times prior to the offense previously mentioned, the defendant was guilty of extreme cruelty, striking her on the arm with a revolver, cursing her, calling her and her relatives vile names.  The defendant is an employee of the Erie Railroad company and receives good wages and she claims he spends a large part of his earnings for intoxicating liquors.  They have no property, she says, except some household furniture belonging to them jointly and she claims he threatens to and will dispose of this unless restrained.  She asks for divorce, alimony pending suit and restoration of her maiden name, Jennie Dallas.  The injunction asked for was allowed by Judge Brinkerhoff.  W.H. Gifford is plaintiff's attorney.
GATES Mansfield Daily Shield:  23 October 1907, p. 1 <<see article>>
GATES [Mansfield Herald:  05 August 1886] Mrs. Abbie Gates, a resident of Wyandot County, has brought suit for divorce against her husband Theodore Gates, driver of a baggage wagon in this city (Mansfield), on the ground of adultery.  The suit has been brought in Wyandot county.
GATTON [Mansfield Daily Shield:  08 November 1910] James L. Gatton through Attorneys Douglass & Robison, has filed suit for divorce in probate court from Nora M. Gatton.  they were married Dec. 25, 1902 at Mansfield.  There are no children.  The husband says his wife has been willfully absent from him for more than three years past and has wholly disregarded all marital duties.
GEORGETTE [Mansfield Daily Shield:  14 March 1910] Grace Georgette vs. Charles Georgette.  Charles Georgette, residence unknown will take notice that on the 26th. day of February, 1910, plaintiff filed her petition in the probate court of Richland County, Ohio, praying for a divorce from said Charles Georgette, on the grounds of extreme cruelty and habitual drunkenness, and for alimony to be charged to defendant's real and personal property and that said cause will be for hearing on or after the 11th. day of April, 1910.  -- R.B. McCrory, Plaintiff's attorney.
GILLING [Richland Shield & Banner:  30 July 1892] Thursday.  Carrie Gilling, by her attorneys, Laser & Bricker, this afternoon filed a petition in Common Pleas court for divorce from her husband, Lewis Gilling.  They were married Nov. 25, 1889, and have one child born in April, 1890.  The plaintiff charges failure to provide, profligacy and drunkenness.
GLOVER [Ohio Liberal:  16 October 1878] A petition for divorce has been entered in the Court of Common Pleas of Richland County  by Ida F. Glover, who prays to be released from all marital relations with Wm. Henry Glover, whom she represents as being extremely cruel toward her.
GORHAM [Richland Shield & Banner:  02 April 1892] Thursday.  In Common Pleas court last evening Judge Wolfe granted Charles O. Gorham a divorce from his wife, Pearl Gorham, on the charge of adultery.  The plaintiff alleged that his wife committed adultery with Alvin McClellan in a Shelby hotel, where they registered as husband and wife.
GRAY [Mansfield (OH) News: 08 July 1901, Vol. 17, No. 108] Julia Gray, by her attorney, E.F. Hendrickson, has begun suit in probate court against Addison Gray for divorce.  The parties were married Dec. 7, 1893.  No children were born of the marriage.  The plaintiff alleges that the defendant is guilty of gross neglect of duty to wit:  On or about Dec. 26, 1896, defendant sold their household effects and spent the money for drink and has since that time failed to provide this plaintiff with the common necessaries of life, so that plaintiff has been compelled to live upon the charity of her friends and her own exertions, because of his idleness and dissipation.  The plaintiff further alleges that she has tried to live with defendant and has done all within her power to make a happy home for herself and husband and that the husband has failed in all of this. Plaintiff further says that the defendant has been guilty of habitual drunkenness for more than three years last past.  Wherefore plaintiff prays that she may be divorced from the defendant and restored to her maiden name and given such other relief as is proper.

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[Mansfield News: 19 August 1901, Vol. 17, No. 144] Judge Brinkerhoff today granted a divorce to Julia Gray from Addison Gray, on the ground of willful absence.  The plaintiff in the case went today to Findlay (OH).
GUTEKUNST Semi-Weekly News:  12 October 1897, Vol. 13, No. 82 Christena Gutekunst, by her attorneys, Henry & Reed, has filed suit in common pleas court against Martin Gutekunst for divorce.   The parties were married Aug. 31, 1870.  There are two children, Kate, aged 16 years, and William, aged 12 years.  The plaintiff alleges that her husband has been an habitual drunkard for more than three years.  She further alleges that her husband is the owner of lots 2480, 2485 and a third of lot 22 in this city.  The plaintiff asks divorce, alimony, and the custody of the children.  The defendant, Gutekunst is now imprisoned in the city jail under sentence to the Canton workhouse.
HALL Mansfield News:  11 May 1901, Vol. 17, No. 61 Benjamin Hall, by his attorneys, Bowers & Black, has begun suit in probate court against Luella Hall, for divorce.  The parties were married Sept. 22, 1895, at New Lisbon.  The following children were born of the marriage:  Luella Hall, since deceased, Ira A. Hall, born 11/22/1897;  Ina A. Hall, born 3/5/1900, both of which last mentioned children are now living in the custody of the defendant.  The plaintiff alleges that on the night of April 10, 1901, in an alley back of Deming's on Chestnut Street, the defendant committed adultery with a person unknown to the plaintiff.  For a second cause of action the plaintiff says the defendant has been guilty of gross neglect of duty in the following manner, to-wit:  That she has refused for a long period of time to cohabit with him and refused and neglected to prepare his meals and has acted in a manner wholly unbecoming to a wife.  He says that she committed adultery with a near relative of hers and is very dissolute and utterly abandoned in her character and is not fit to have the custody of these two minor children.  He says that she threatens to, and he fears that she will, unless restrained by the court, send the children to her sister in Toledo or to one at Indianapolis or send them somewhere else in order to keep him from securing the same.  The plaintiff therefore prays that he may be divorced from the defendant that he may be decreed the custody of the two minor children and that the defendant during the pendency of the suit be enjoined from interfering or disposing of the children in any manner, and be enjoined from sending the children out of the jurisdiction of this court unless their custody shall have been determined by this court and for such other and further relief as is proper.
HALL Mansfield News:  14 June 1901, Vol. 17, No. 89 What promised to be a sensation in police court Friday morning fizzled out in an unexpected manner.  Some months ago a man named Benjamin Hall and his family moved here from Leetonia. About two months ago the man and his wife had trouble and the result was that the wife left her husband.  The husband then filed suit for divorce on the ground of desertion.  There were two children, a boy and girl, aged respectively four years and two years.  The wife's maiden name was Sunday and she has a brother residing here on Chester Avenue named Wade Sunday.  Mr. Sunday is an iron moulder and is employed at the Aultman & Taylor shops.  During the trouble between the husband and wife it seems that the woman's brother interfered on behalf of the woman.  The husband and brother had a meeting and it is stated that the husband drew a razor on the brother-in-law, but the latter knocked him down several times.  The husband left the city, taking the boy, but he returned with the object of getting possession of the other child which was in the custody of the mother.  The husband had a warrant issued for the arrest of his brother-in-law on the charge of assault.  He secured W.H. Bowers as his attorney, but when the case came on for hearing this morning the prosecuting witness came into court about half drunk.  The court took in the situation and dismissed the case at the cost of the husband.  The costs amounted to $7.80, and as the husband was unable to pay this amount he was ordered locked up in jail.  When the marriage was contracted the bride was but 17 years of age and the husband 43 years old.  J.P. Seward appeared for Mr. Sunday, who is said to be a hard working man.  A large number of spectators were in police court to see the proceedings.
HANCTAZ [Mansfield News:  no date] Katie Hanctaz vs. Thomas Hanctaz;  clipping
HARMON [Richland Shield & Banner:  12 September 1891, Vol. LXXIV, No. 16] Sunday.  Yesterday afternoon it was reported here that Elzy Harmon, residing just east of the city, had turned his wife out of the house and refused her admittance.  It was further reported that their three-months-old child is lying at the point of death and Harmon will not allow any one to enter the house to care for it.

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As was noted in the Sunday SHIELD, Elzy Harmon, residing just east of the city, turned his wife and one child out of the house.  This forenoon Capt. Thornton went out to investigate the matter and from neighbors learned that on the day mentioned Harmon came home from the city in an intoxicated condition and abused his wife and child to such an extent that they were compelled to leave the house to avoid his abuse.  Harmon and his wife came here from Stark County a short time ago.  His wife says that while in that county she had him arrested for abusing her and in consequence had served 30 days in the Canton jail.  She further says that he fails to provide for her and threatens that he will kill her if she has him arrested again.  Harmon left for Rome, this county, last evening, where he is working.  The Humane Society will look after his case upon his return.  They will attempt at least to break the monotony of his weekly jags and consequent abuse of his family.  Their four-months-old child, which has been very sick for some time, is some better this morning, under its mother's care.
HARMON [Mansfield (OH) Daily Shield:  23 February 1909] Mary I. Harmon has been granted a divorce in probate court from Arthur Harmon on the grounds of gross neglect of duty.  She was restored to her maiden name of Mary I. Lewis.
HART [Richland Shield & Banner:  21 November 1891] Friday.  Mahala Hart from near Shelby, began divorce proceeding in Common Pleas court today against her husband, Thomas Hart.  They were married in 1858 and have six children.  She charges absence and says that for the past year he has been living in adultery with Elizabeth Webber in Wauseon.  He is possessed of $2,000 and draws a pension of $12 per month.  An injunction was granted restraining Hart from disposing of his property.
HART [Richland Shield & Banner:  26 December 1891] Saturday.  In Common Pleas court this afternoon in the divorce case of Mahala Hart vs. Thomas S. Hart, the plaintiff was awarded alimony in the sum of $100.
HARTER [Richland Shield & Banner:  05 March 1892] Friday.  In the divorce case of Maggie Harter vs. Daniel Harter in common pleas court last evening, Judge McCray granted the plaintiff a decree.  The charges preferred were willful absence.  As it was proven that the defendant is possessed of real estate in the west, the plaintiff was given alimony in the sum of $1,000.  Mrs. Harter, the plaintiff, is a resident of this city.
HAYES [Mansfield Daily Shield:  13 May 1905] Margaret Hayes by her attorneys, Cummings, McBride & Wolfe, has filed action in probate court for divorce from Theodore C. Hayes, with whom she was united in marriage October 23, 1881 at Enon Valley, Pa.  Of this marriage was born one child, Charles Hayes, aged about 20 years.  Plaintiff says defendant has been unlawfully and willfully absent from her for more than three years last past.  She asks for divorce, alimony and the custody of the child. 
HAYES [Richland Shield & Banner:  01 July 1893] Friday.  Martha E. Hayes, by her attorneys, Mack & Miller, has begun suit in Common Pleas Court against her husband, Wm. Hayes, for alimony, in her petition the plaintiff says that she was married to the defendant in this city on December 26th., 1872.  Six children were born to them.  The complainant further says that Hayes has been absent since January, 1893, and has refused to care for or provide food and clothing for herself and the children since that time.  The defendant is an employee of the A.-T. company and earns a salary of $45 per month.  The plaintiff asks that she be given reasonable alimony and decreed the custody of the children.
HEISER Semi-Weekly News:  19 October 1897, Vol. 13, No. 84 Judge Wolfe granted two divorces in common pleas court Saturday morning.  Minnie M. Heiser was given a divorce from John H. Heiser and restored to her maiden name, Minnie M. Taylor.  Gross Neglect of duty was the cause of action assigned in the petition and the husband made no defense.
HELDMAN [Richland Shield & Banner:  28 May 1892] Saturday.  In Common Pleas court this afternoon Mrs. Elizabeth Heldman was granted a divorce from her husband, George Heldman, on the grounds of cruelty.  The plaintiff was given the custody of one child and the other one the defendant will care for. 
HENRY [Mansfield Daily Shield:  04 November 1910] Anna L. Henry vs. Harland M. Henry  [click here]
HERMSMEIER [Mansfield (OH) Daily Shield:  23 February 1909] After a very brief married existence, dating only from Jan. 27th., Matilda Hermsmeier filed suit for alimony in probate court this morning against Fred Hermsmeier who lives on a little place of ten acres on the Millsborough road just southwest of the city.  Attorneys L.D. Barr and Douglass & Hutchison are attorneys for the plaintiff.  The wooing of Hermsmeier was watched with a great deal of interest by Mansfield people.  It will be remembered that Hermsmeier never saw his bride before she landed in the city from Philadelphia, Pa.  He had only a photograph and met her at the depot upon her arrival.  Hermsmeier came to Mansfield about a year ago from a small town in Nebraska.  His wife had been dead for three or four years and Hermsmeier got lonesome and decided to come east.  He bought a ticket as far as Dayton and when he arrived at Dayton bought a ticket to Marion.  He overslept and was taken on toe Mansfield.  He came up Main Street and entered a restaurant in the lower part of the city.  Hermsmeier made inquiry about a <<consult microfilm for remainder of article>>
HISSONG [Ohio Liberal:  06 August 1879] Daniel Hissong in a petition filed in the Clerk's office of the Court of Common Pleas, says that, on the 4th. day of December, 1872, he was married to the now Sarah Jane Hissong, and that ever since he has conducted himself as a faithful husband, and that Sarah  Jane has disregarded her duties as a wife, and has been willfully absent from him, for the three years last past, and, therefore, Daniel prays for a divorce from his wife.  Jenner & Tracy are the attorneys for the plaintiff.
HISSONG [Richland Shield & Banner:  27 February 1892] Friday.  John P. Hissong, by his attorney, T.Y. McCray, this afternoon filed petition in Common Pleas court for a divorce from his wife, Margaret Hissong.  The plaintiff says that they were married on June 25th., 1859, ad all their children are grown up.  Extreme cruelty is alleged.  The body of the petition cites alleged wrongs in plain, but unmistakable language "that would sound better in the columns of the Police Gazette than in a paper taken into homes".  On the 9th. of October the defendant, during the absence of the plaintiff, packed up all the household goods and shipped them to Tiffin (OH), where she now is, as was mentioned exclusively in the SHIELD at the time.
HISSONG [Ohio Liberal:  24 April 1878] Sarah Jane Hissong has filed her petition in the Clerk's office, asking that she may be divorced from Daniel Hissong.  She says that she was married to the said Daniel Hissong in Independence on or about the 5th. day of December, 1872, and that by said marriage she has one child living, Clair Dysert, aged two years and five months.  She further states that on or about the 27th. day of August, 1875, with force, her husband drove her from her dwelling house, and afterward, on or about the 7th. day of December, 1876, at the house of Sarah Cleland, in Worthington Township, the said Daniel Hissong did commit adultery with the said Sarah Cleland, and that since that time he has wholly abandoned her.  She prays for reasonable alimony and the custody of her child.  G.W. Statler and M. May, attorneys for the plaintiff.
HOLLENBAUGH [Mansfield Shield:  28 January 1913] Liva Hollenbaugh, through Attorneys Skiles, Green & Skiles, has filed a divorce suit in probate court against Frank E. Hollenbaugh charging that he deserted her and her children on July 16, 1904, and has been willfully absent ever since.  The petition says they were married Nov. 6, 1885 at Shelby and the following children were born of the marriage:  Alta, 28, Wren, 22, Dollie, 18, Carrie, 15 and Glen, 9.  The wife asks for divorce, that she may be decreed all her property absolutely and that she be decreed the custody of her minor children.
HOLMES [Mansfield News:  05 July 1901, Vol. 17, No. 106] In 'Squire Richardson's court an affidavit has been filed by Mrs. Emma J. Holmes against William Holmes charging him with failure to provide for her.  Hearing in the case has been set for next Monday.
HOLMES [Richland Shield & Banner:  16 January 1892] Sunday.  Ella Z. Holmes, by her attorneys, Skiles & Skiles, of Shelby, filed a petition in Common Pleas court late last evening for divorce from her husband, N.H. Holmes.  The plaintiff states that they were married on April 13th., of last year, at Shiloh.  One child, a daughter, was born unto them, but died Sept. 13th., 1891.  She charges that after their marriage the defendant refused to live with her and willfully neglected to provide for her or in any manner maintain her and has ever since the marriage been absent from her.  She further says that the defendant is an able bodied man, earning a good wage and is employed by James Sims.  She asks for divorce, her maiden name Delhi, and that Sims be enjoined from paying her husband any money due him during pendency of suit.  Judge May granted the injunction.
HOOPER [Ohio Liberal:  29 January 1879] On Thursday, January 23d., the case of Sarah Jane Hooper against Frank M. Hooper, of Lexington, praying for a divorce on the ground of cruelty and neglect, was heard before Judge Kenney, Richard Gailey appearing for the plaintiff.  The divorce was granted, Mr. Hooper making no defense.  The custody of the children was granted to the father, the mother taking her maiden name Sarah Jane Conrad.  Some time ago we received from Mr. Hooper the following communication, in which he explains the cause of the divorce, and in which he exonerates himself from all blame in the matter: 

Editor Ohio Liberal:  I noticed in the issue of the Liberal of December 12, 1878, an article taken from the records of the Court, as follows:  "Sarah Jane Hooper has sued Frank M. Hooper for divorce.  They were married June 20, 18_1, in this county, have had five children, four of whom are living.  Neglect and cruelty and threatening to cut the plaintiff's throat, choking and kicking her, the cause.  Divorce and restoration of her maiden name -- Sarah Jane Conrad -- and alimony asked." 

I wish to state to you the reason why I did kick her.  While I was chastising a child of our own, who had, at my wife's instigation, told to me a base falsehood, she (my wife) came into the room, called me a d__d black s__ of a___b and struck me on the head.  I then pushed her away, when she jumped upon me and tore from my whiskers a bunch of the same the size of a silver half dollar.  I then struck her with the side of my foot as any sane man would do.  

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HORNBY [Mansfield Herald:  23 May 1889] Ida Hornsby has filed a petition for divorce from Ernst Hornby, on the grounds of extreme cruelty, negligence in providing and habitual drunkenness.  She alleges that Hornby attempted to cut her with a razor August 5, 1888, at Marion, where he now resides.  They were married January 17, 1883.
HOSACK [Mansfield Herald:  07 March 1889] Wednesday morning Attorney T.H. Wiggins filed a petition for divorce for Mrs. Anna Hosack (d/o Harmon Dick of Shelby) against Ernest Hosack (s/o Dr. Hosack of Fredericktown, OH).  The couple were married 6/23/1887.  *A more thorough account of this filing can be found in the source paper.
HOUGHTLEN [Mansfield (OH) Daily Shield:  14 April 1909] Florence Houghtlen was granted a divorce in common pleas court Tuesday from Erwin Houghtlen on the grounds of gross neglect of duty and wilful absence.
HOUPT [Richland Shield & Banner:  03 December 1892] Sunday.  Last evening in Common Pleas court W.H. Houpt, of Shelby, by his attorneys, Skiles & Skiles, filed a petition for divorce from his wife, Sue, alleging cruelty to his children of a former marriage, refusal to cohabit and abandonment on Nov. 22d.  They were married on Feb. 222, 1888, which was the second marriage for both parties.
HOUPT [Richland Shield & Banner:  07 January 1893] Daily Shield, Dec. 30th.  Sue Houpt has come to the conclusion that marriage is a failure, if what she says in the petition of two cases she filed against her husband in Common Pleas court last evening is any criterion.  If her allegations are true her husband, Wm. H. Houpt, has been a bad, bad husband.  The first case filed by Mrs. Houpt, through her attorneys, Mansfield & Long, is for equity and relief.  She says she was married to the defendant on Feb. 28, 1888;  that said union has been fraught with grievances and unhappiness for more than a year past, by the infidelity and abuse of the defendant.  On Nov. 21st., 1892, she and her husband agreed to separate and the defendant agreed to transfer to her the homestead on South Broadway, Shelby, where they lived, which he did by giving her a deed for the same.  Subsequently he gained possession of the deed and homestead and refuses to turn either over to her.  She asks that he be compelled to re-deliver the deed so that she may have it recorded.  The second case is for alimony and injunction.  After reciting the date of the marriage as above the plaintiff says there were no children born of the union, but the plaintiff had living with her Laura Witcraft, a daughter by a former marriage, and the defendant brought to the household his five children by a former marriage, viz.:  Harry, Darley, Daisy, Fora and Clyde.  She charges disregard of duty and says that on Nov. 27, 1888, the defendant filed a petition for divorce, on wrongful and false grounds, which he afterward withdrew;  while plaintiff was very sick last September the defendant permitted his daughter Daisy to strike her, and about 18 months ago he permitted his son, Fora, to assault her.  The fifth cause of action recites that last April, while the plaintiff was sick, the defendant, in the presence of the plaintiff, disregarded his marital ties by hugging and kissing a domestic employed in the house.  In September, when it was thought the plaintiff would die from sickness, the defendant deserted her, remaining away for several days.  Other charges such as general neglect and cursing plaintiff are also charged.  The plaintiff says the defendant is possessed of the following property:  Lots 55 and 504 in Shelby;  16 lots and one house in Chicago, Ills.;  a 160-acre farm in Phillips County, Kas.;  300 acres of land in California;  320 acres of land in Pike County, O., _39 acres of land near Richville, O.  She asks the court to enjoin the defendant from disposing of any of his property until the final hearing of the alimony case.  The principals in the case are prominent residents of Shelby, and the litigation begun will be of special interest to the people of that village.
HOUT [Mansfield Herald:  04 February 1886] Case No. 2645.  Cyrus Hout vs. Ann Hout.  Divorce.  Petition affidavit and precipe filed 1/27.
HOUT [Mansfield Herald:  15 April 1886] Judge May has granted divorces to Laura Lambert from Philip Lambert and to Cyrus Hout from Ann Hout.  The former was on the ground of extreme cruelty and gross neglect of duty and the latter on the ground of willful absence for three years.
HUNT Semi-Weekly News:  26 October 1897, Vol. 13, No. 86 Allie Hunt, by her attorney, S.C. Parker, has filed suit in probate court against Charles H. Hunt, for divorce.  The parties were married in Van Wert County, Aug. 24, 1893.  There is one child, Maggie, aged 2 years.  The plaintiff charges that her husband has been guilty of extreme cruelty.   Also that he has been guilty of adultery.  In addition to this there are some allegations which cannot be published.  The plaintiff asks divorce, custody of the child, reasonable alimony and such other relief as the court may deem proper.
JACKSON [Richland Shield & Banner:  01 July 1893] This afternoon Mrs. Mary G. Jackson, by her attorneys, Bowers & Black, filed suit in Common Pleas court against her husband, Wm. L. Jackson, for divorce and alimony.  In her petition the plaintiff charges her husband with being an habitual drunkard and also a regular visitor at the disreputable resorts of Belle Woodring and others.  Jackson is the man who was arrested in the Woodring place Sunday morning and subsequently fined $28.60 and ordered sent to the Cleveland work-house.  He will probably be taken to Cleveland tomorrow.  Jackson and his wife were married a number of years ago and have nine children.
JOHNSON [Richland Shield & Banner:  21 May 1892] Monday.  In common pleas court today Lilly Johnson was granted a divorce from her husband, J.L. Johnson, on the grounds of absence.
JOHNSON Mansfield News:  11 March 1910 Emma Johnson has been granted a divorce in probate court from Samuel Johnson on the grounds of gross neglect of duty and extreme cruelty.
KARALIC [Mansfield (OH) Daily Shield:  17 April 1909] Milica Karalic, through Attorney O.L. Cunningham, has filed suit for divorce in probate court against Jacob Karalic.  She says they were married June 22, 1907.  The plaintiff says her husband is an inmate of the penitentiary, serving a sentence of eight years in the penitentiary for placing an obstruction on the tracks of the Cleveland & Southwestern.  She says he is in the penitentiary under the name of Jacob Corowitch and is known as prisoner No. 38,820.  She asks for divorce, restoration to her maiden name of Milica Bogdanov and that she decrees to have all the household goods.
KEISER [Mansfield Herald:  11 April 1889] Mrs. Osie Keister has filed a petition in common pleas court for a divorce from her husband William S. Keiser.  They were married September 27, 1886, and have one child 14 months old.  The grounds for divorce are that Keiser has frequently ill treated her doing her bodily injury, and has failed to provide for her support.  The parties live on West Bloom Street in a house owned by Mrs. Keiser.
KEISTER [Mansfield News:  22 August 1901, Vol. 17, No. 147] Katie Keister, by her attorney, Clark B. Hines, has begun suit in probate court against Ellis Keister for divorce and alimony.  The parties are residence of Bellville.  The plaintiff alleges that she was married to the defendant at Bellville, in Richland County, April 8, 1896.  There were born of the marriage three children, of which two are living, i.e., Laura, aged 3 years and Archie, aged 2 years.  The plaintiff alleges that the defendant was guilty of extreme cruelty toward her, using profane, insulting and obscene language toward her for more than three years.  Also by him striking her with his fist.  That he threatened to strike her with a club and also neglected to provide her the common necessaries of life.  That he locked her out of the house and otherwise abused and maltreated her.  For a second cause of action she says that the defendant is at present a fugitive from justice;  that there is a warrant in the hands of Levi Sell, Marshall of the village of Bellville for the arrest of the defendant on an affidavit charging the defendant with having committed the crime of rape on one Ida Bisel, a child about 9 years old, on or about July 5, 1901, and that said defendant left the country to evade being arrested on or about July 24, 1901 and has not been seen by this plaintiff since.  The plaintiff further says that the defendant is the owner of the following described real estate situated in Jefferson Township, Richland County:  Five and one-half acres of land.  The plaintiff further says that the land is reasonably worth about $250 and that the defendant is about to dispose of or encumber said property so as to defeat the plaintiff from obtaining alimony therein.  Wherefore the plaintiff prays that the court, upon the hearing of this cause, she be divorced from said defendant;  that reasonable alimony be allowed her out of the property of the defendant;  that she be awarded the custody of the children;  that she be restored to her maiden name, Katie McDaniel and for such other relief as is proper.  Also that the defendant, Ellis Keister, be enjoined from disposing of the property in the meantime.  Judge Brinkerhoff granted an injunction.
KELLER [Ohio Liberal:  06 August 1879] Kate A. Keller prays for a divorce from Amos M. Keller, who she says has been an habitual drunkard for three years last past, and has disregarded his duties as a husband toward her.  She wished to be restored to her maiden name, Kate A. Lance, and for such other and further relief as may be just.  T.Y. McCray attorney for plaintiff.
KELLY [Richland Shield & Banner:  25 June 1892] Sunday.  In Common Pleas court last evening, Lena Kelley, by her attorneys, Seward & Bricker, filed a petition for a divorce from her husband, Harry Kelley.  The plaintiff says the defendant deserted her over three years ago.  She asks for divorce and the custody of their two children.

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 [Richland Shield & Banner:  10 September 1892] Saturday.  In the same court (Common Pleas) Lena Kelly was granted a divorce form her husband, Harry Kelly, on the grounds of three years' absence, after which court was adjourned until 8:30 Tuesday morning, when Judge Wolfe will announce decisions.
KERSHNER [Mansfield (OH) Daily Shield: 19 March 1909] Harold E. Kershner, through Attorney J.W. Galbraith, has filed suit in probate court against Luella May Kershner.  They were married Nov. 27, 1907.   The husband charges gross neglect of duty.  He says on or about Feb. 5, 1908, without cause, she left their home and stated that she would never again live with him.  On Feb. 8, 1908, he says she returned to his home and removed everything of wearing apparel and household goods which had belonged to her.  He says at that time he sought to have her return and live with him which, he says, she refused to do.  Kershner says previous to her departure she refused to perform many of her household duties and that since that time she has taken up employment at a hotel.  He says he has always been a good and dutiful husband and provided the best home and means of living for her that was within his financial ability.
KIMMEL [Mansfield News:  28 May 1901, Vol. 17, No. 75] In probate court, Dora Kimmel has filed a petition for divorce from Simeon Kimmel.  The plaintiff states that she was married to defendant June 8, 1885, and of this marriage were born:  Bertie, aged 15;  Edgar, aged 13;  Mary, aged 12;  Sadie, aged 9;  Viola, aged 6;  Rena, aged 4, and Flossie, aged 2.  She states that since December, 1899, defendant has been absent from plaintiff and that at the December term of the Richland Common pleas court the defendant was convicted of burglary and was sentenced to 6 years in the penitentiary and is now serving his term.  She asks for divorce, alimony and the custody of Flossie, the youngest child.  R.B. McCrory is the attorney for the plaintiff. 
KING [Ohio Liberal:  30 April 1879] A divorce was granted Mary King, of Shelby, from Charles C. King.
KOCHENDERFER Semi-Weekly News:  23 November 1897, Vol. 13, No. 94 Verona Kochenderfer, by her attorneys, Skiles & Skiles, has filed suit in probate court against Nathaniel Kochenderfer for divorce and alimony.  The parties were married Dec. 3, 1893, and it seems have not experienced a very happy married life.  The plaintiff says that Nov. 9, 1897, her husband struck her violently in the face with his hand and threatened to take her life.  She says further that he endeavored to procure a butcher knife for the avowed purpose of killing her.  The plaintiff asks that she be given a divorce, suitable alimony, custody of the children, restoration to her maiden name, Verona Hetler, and such other relief as the court may deem proper.
KOCHENDERFER [Richland Shield & Banner:  16 January 1892] Saturday.  Elizabeth Kochenderfer was granted a divorce from her husband, Nathan, on the grounds of habitual drunkenness.
KOCHHEISER Mansfield News:  15 December 1897, p. 2 An answer and cross petition has been filed in probate court by Clifton Kochheiser to the suit filed by Grace Kochheiser, Marriott & Hines are attorneys for Kochheiser.  Kochheiser admits they were married June 21, 1906, and that one child was born but denies all other allegations.  In his cross petition, Kochheiser charges his wife with willful absence for more than three years past and that she has wholly disregarded all marital duties.  He further charges his wife with unfaithfulness.  The defendant prays for divorce and for the care, custody and control of the child, Clifton G. Kochheiser.

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Mansfield Shield & Banner:  23 July 1906 Before Judge Dirlam in common pleas court today was heard the case of Clifton R. Kochheiser vs. Grace Goodhart, an action to annul a marriage.  Judge Dirlam rendered a decision in favor of the defendant, sustaining the marriage of plaintiff and defendant.
KOLB

Semi-Weekly News:  11 June 1897, Vol. 13, No. 47

Lillian Kolb, by her attorneys, Bell & Brinkerhoff, has begun in probate court suit against Henry B. Kolb for divorce and alimony.  The parties were married at Upper Sandusky (OH), April 7, 1890.  There are no children.  The plaintiff says that her husband had disregarded his marital duties completely.  That prior to Aug., 1896, he failed to provide the necessary funds for her support and for the purchase of clothing.  She was compelled to rely upon her own resources and worked at the Elastic Web factory.  During August 1896, her husband locked the doors of their house and refused to admit her telling her to go to her own people.  For a second cause of action the plaintiff alleges that her husband has been living in adultery with one Emma Briggs at the corner of Main and Bloom Streets.  The plaintiff also asks restoration of her maiden name, Lillian Muchelnos.
LAMBERT [Mansfield Herald:  15 April 1886] Judge May has granted divorces to Laura Lambert from Philip Lambert and to Cyrus Hout from Ann Hout.  The former was on the ground of extreme cruelty and gross neglect of duty and the latter on the ground of willful absence for three years.
LAMBERTON [Ohio Liberal:  24 April 1878] Christ J. Lamberton is tired of married life and has caused to be filed a petition in divorce against Anna Lamberton, his lawfully wedded wife.  He says he was married to the fair Anna Gyher on the 16th. day of November, 1876, at Mansfield, Ohio, and that on or about the 15th. day of January, 1877, gentle Anna was guilty of extreme cruelty toward said petitioner;  or, in short, she gave him a sound thrashing, which, no doubt, he richly deserved, and for fear of another dose of the same kind, he asks that he may be divorced from the aforesaid Anna.
LANDIS [Mansfield Herald:  18 March 1886] Through T.Y. McCrory, attorney, Mary A. Landis has filed a petition in common pleas court for divorce from her husband, Edward R. Landis.  The parties were married in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, in March, 1862.  The plaintiff alleges that notwithstanding the fact that during all the years of their married life she was a dutiful wife, her husband has been guilty of willful absence for over three years last past, due to no fault on her part.  His present residence is unknown, and she avers that she has made diligent search and inquiry to find him, but without success.  She asks for divorce and such other relief as is equity she may be entitled to.  Her home is in Richland County.
LAUDERBAUGH [Ohio Liberal:  15 October 1879] Mary Lauderbaugh, now living with Dr. Hartwill of this city, on the 7th. day of August, A.D. 1879, was married to one Lauderbaugh.  Lauderbaugh, at the last term of Court, was convicted of larceny and now is confined in the Penitentiary, serving a term of three years.  Mary now makes this the grounds of divorce, and to this end enters her petition praying for the same. 
LAVER [Richland Shield & Banner:  19 September 1891, Vol. LXXIV, No. 17] Saturday.  Minnie R. Laver from her husband, Phillip, on the charge of cruelty.

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[Richland Shield & Banner:  05 November 1892] Monday.  Minnie R. Laver, by her attorneys Jenner, Tracy & Weldon, began suit in Common Pleas court this morning to recover $950 from her divorced husband, Philip Laver, Jr., for care of their child.
LAVER [Mansfield News:  26 July 1899] Emma S. Laver, by her attorneys, Cummings & McBride, and Bricker & Workman, has begun suit in common pleas court against George M. Laver, Philip J. Laver, Jr., and George M. Laver, Jr., executors of the estate of Philip Laver, Sr.    The plaintiff alleges that she was married to Philip Laver, Sr., Sept. 2, 1890, and that her former name was Emma S. Miller.  That she signed an ante-nuptial agreement Sept. 1, 1890.  She says that she was ignorant at that time of her prospective husband's real wealth and signed the document at his instance (sic) and without knowing what it meant.  Her husband, it developed, had property valued at $25,000, but he represented to her that it was worth but $3,000.  She now alleges that it was a signing away of her rights in the property through false representations she did not procure the advice of an attorney.  The plaintiff now seeks to have this agreement set aside and prays that she may be given dower in the property of the deceased.
LEE [Mansfield Daily Shield:  18 December 1912]s Virginia Net Lee, through attorneys Cook & McClellan, has filed suit for divorce in probate court against Chas Lee, charging that he has been willfully absent from her for more that three years and has wholly disregarded all marital duties.  The arties were married July 2_, 1902 at Shelby, and that there were no children born of the marriage.  The plaintiff asks for divorce, restoration to her maiden name of Virginia ___ Weaver and temporary Alimony.
LEE [Mansfield Shield:  01 February 2013] Virginia Net Lee granted divorce in probate court from husband Chas. Lee.  Restored to maiden name of Virginia Net Weaver.
LEFEVER / LEFEVRE Bellville Independent:  18 May 1893 Saturday, March 23, 2013