Divorce Notes, 1898 from the Semi-Weekly News

Richland Co., Ohio

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Divorce Notes, 1898

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SEMI-WEEKLY NEWS (Mansfield)

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Parties Involved Pub. Date Notes
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Appleman 01 Feb. 7584.  Mary E. Appleman vs. James M. Appleman.  Divorce and alimony.  J.P. Henry for the plaintiff.  The parties were married at Wooster [Wayne Co.], Aug. 3, 1879.  There is one child, Ollie Appleman, aged 16 years.  The plaintiff alleges that the defendant for three years has failed and neglected to provide her with the common necessaries of life.  The defendant on Nov. 20, 1897, was guilty of extreme cruelty toward the plaintiff in that he struck her with his clinched fist.  The plaintiff prays that she may be given a divorce decreed reasonable alimony and the custody of the child.
Baker 17 June Inez Baker, by her attorneys, Bowers & Black, has filed suit in common pleas court, against Wesley L. Baker for divorce.  The parties were married in Shelby, Oct. 14, 1897.  The plaintiff alleges extreme cruelty and failure to provide.  She asks also to be restored to her maiden name, Inez Russell.
Berry 11 Feb. 395.  John S. Berry vs. Hallie Berry.  Divorce.  John S. Berry, by his attorneys, A. Stevenson and Douglas & Mengert, has filed suit in probate court for divorce.  The parties were married March 16, 1887, at Bellville.  There are no children.  The plaintiff says that the defendant has been willfully absent from him for more than three years.  That she has been guilty of gross neglect of duty in failing to perform her duties as a wife since September, 1892.  Wherefore the plaintiff prays that he may be divorced from the defendant and restored his rights and given such further relief as equity may require.
Bloodhart 16 Aug. Shelby.  Kate L. Bloodhart, of this city, has sued her husband, Jacob H. Bloodhart, for divorce, on the grounds of extreme cruelty.  They are the parents of Ada Bloodhart, the little girl killed in the bridge wreck July 4.
  21 Oct. In probate court Judge Brinkerhoff has granted Kate L. Bloodheart a divorce from Jacob H. Bloodheart.  The parties in the case reside in Shelby.
Boals 25 Oct. Roxanna Boals, by her attorneys, Douglass & Mengert, has begun an action in probate court against Joseph Boals for divorce.  The parties were married March 1, 1881.  There are no children.  The plaintiff alleges that for many years prior to the time of her separation from the defendant which took place about a year and a half ago her husband failed and refused to provide her with the necessaries of life.  That for 10 years before the separation this condition of affairs existed and the plaintiff was compelled to earn her own living and support herself by her own labors and exertion and during all of the time the defendant was able to support her had he been inclined to do so.  The plaintiff further says that four years ago about the middle of the summer the defendant drew a revolver and threatened to shoot her.  At other times he cursed her, called her vile names and threatened her with personal violence.  For these reasons she was compelled to leave him.  The plaintiff asks divorce, alimony and restoration to her maiden name, Roxanna Downs.
Bodley 01 Apr. George M. Bodley, by his attorney F.D. Gunsaullus, has filed suit in probate court against Sarah R. Bodley for divorce.  The parties were married at Mansfield, July 3, 1884.  The following children were born of the marriage:  Sherman Orlando Bodley, aged 13 years;  William Winford Bodley, aged 9 years;  Harry Bodley, aged 5 years.  The plaintiff alleges that since Nov. 14, 1895, the defendant has been living in adultery with one Cornelius DeWitt at Fostoria, Seneca County, and elsewhere.  Wherefore the plaintiff asks that he may be given a divorce from the defendant and decreed the custody of the children.
Bolby / Bolly 20 Dec. Artie Holly, by her attorneys, Bowers & Black, has begun suit in probate court against Emil Bolly, for divorce and other relief.  The parties were married at Mansfield, Sept. 21, 1893.  There is one child, Lester Bolby, aged 2 years.  The plaintiff alleges that for two years the defendant has failed and neglected to provide her with the common necessaries of life so that she has been compelled to live upon the charity of friends and her own exertions because of his dissipation.  It is also alleged that the defendant is possessed of personal property which he threatens to encumber and also that he threatens to take the child and do the plaintiff personal violence as well.  Wherefore the plaintiff prays that she may be divorced from her husband, decreed the custody of their child and given reasonable alimony.  Also that the defendant may be restrained from encumbering the personal property or in any way interfering with the custody of the child.  Judge Brinkerhoff allowed the injunction prayed for in the petition.
Boney 11 Jan. Laura Boney, by her attorneys, Donnell & Marriott, has filed suit in Probate Court against Robert Boney for divorce.  The parties were married Mar. 17, 1894.  There is one child now two years of age.  The plaintiff alleges that at different times the defendant has been guilty of extreme cruelty toward her by striking, beating her and calling her cruel names;  also that the defendant has been guilty of adultery with parties unknown to her, wherefore the plaintiff asks to be divorced from her husband, decreed the custody and control of the child and that she be granted reasonable alimony for her support.
Bowers 24 May In probate court this afternoon, William H. "W.H." Bowers filed petition for divorce from his wife, Pauline S. Bowers.  Plaintiff states that he was married to defendant Oct. 28, 1885.  There are no children and extreme cruelty on part of defendant toward plaintiff is alleged, the plaintiff stating that on May 31, '94, and at divers other times defendant threatened to do personal violence to plaintiff and that Nov. 6, '95, defendant accused plaintiff of having improper relations with a certain woman and at divers other times made the same accusations against plaintiff.  Plaintiff further sys that Nov. 7, '95, he was obliged to leave his home on account of the conduct of the defendant and remained away about two months and, upon promise of defendant, lived together again.  Other allegations are also made.
  08 July The divorce case of William H. Bowers vs. Pauline Bowers, which was partially heard before Judge Brinkerhoff in probate court yesterday, has been postponed until Friday.
  19 July In probate court this afternoon Judge Brinkerhoff rendered his decision in the divorce case of W.H. Bowers.  Mr. Bowers is given a divorce from Mrs. Bowers and the latter was awarded half the property as alimony.
Brooks 05 Apr. 417. Henry Brooks vs. Addie A. Brooks.  Divorce.  Mansfield & Long for the plaintiff.  Mr. Brooks is employed in Shelby.  The parties were married Nov. 24, 1892.
Brunner 09 Sept. Cora Brunner, by her attorneys, Douglass & Mengert, has filed suit in probate court against Denny Brunner for divorce. The parties were married Sept. 12, 1893.  There are no children.  The plaintiff says that during nearly all of their married life the defendant has been an habitual drunkard, neglected the plaintiff and has been frequently guilty of cruelty.  On March 11, 1898, the plaintiff was compelled to go elsewhere to live.  Since then she has been compelled to support herself.  The plaintiff asks divorce and alimony and also that she be restored to her maiden name, Cora West.  
Budd 19 July In probate court, Eva Budd, by her attorney T.Y. McCray, has filed petition for divorce from Emanuel Budd.  The plaintiff says she was married to defendant at Shelby, Jan. 13, 1893.  They have one child, Bessie, aged 5 years.  Plaintiff states that the defendant has been absent willfully from the plaintiff for more than five years and that he has not contributed to her support nor for the maintenance of the child.  Plaintiff asks for divorce and alimony from defendant and for custody of the child.
Carlisle 18 Nov. Jay D. Carlisle, by his attorneys, Skiles & Skiles, has begun suit in probate court against Rosella M. Carlisle for divorce.  The parties were married at Plymouth, Dec. 30, 1885.  The following children were born of the marriage:  Ada G. Carlisle, 12 years, and Ella F. Carlisle, 10 years.  For cause of action the plaintiff says that June 1, 1897, the defendant abandoned the plaintiff's home and the care and custody of his children.  That since that time she has been living in Lima and a part of the time in Dayton.  The plaintiff further claims that since she abandoned her family she has been living in adultery in a house of ill repute.  Further that she is still leading a life of shame in Dayton and refused to live with her husband or assist in the care of the children.  The plaintiff owns an interest in 97 acres of land in Crawford.  Wherefore the plaintiff prays that he may be divorced and decreed the custody of the minor children and that the wife may be barred from any dower or right in any property, real or personal, which he may have or come into possession of.
Cole 08 Apr. In probate court, George W. Cole has begun habeas corpus proceedings against Anna Sweet et al., to secure possession of a child, Clyde Cole, 7 years.  The plaintiff was granted divorce from the defendant in probate court some time ago and the custody of their child was awarded to a third party.  Subsequently the wife re-married.  The order of court was then modified so that each of the parties could have the child a part of the time.  The defendant, it seems, secured the child and refused to give it up.  The hearing of the case will be held Saturday.
Darling 18 Jan. Mary F. Darling, by her attorneys, Kerr & LaDow, has begun suit in Probate Court against S.F. Darling, for divorce and injunction.  The parties were married in Monroe Twp., March 18, 1874.  There are four children, as follows:  Kitty Griffin, aged 22 years;  Lena Wolff, aged 20;  Rebecca Darling, aged 18 years;  Washington Darling, aged 14 years.  The plaintiff charges that the defendant has been guilty of extreme cruelty.  That Jan. 4, 1898, he assaulted the plaintiff and struck her with a club and forcibly held the plaintiff to the ground until he was taken away.  The plaintiff says she is the owner of certain farm tools and stock and also 60-acres of land and household furniture.  The wife further says the defendant was arrested and taken before Mayor Fletcher of Lucas, tried and convicted of misdemeanor.  Wherefore the plaintiff asks that defendant may be restrained from interfering with her or her property.  That she may be divorced and given the custody of the minor child, Washington Darling.  Judge Brinkerhoff granted a temporary injunction.
Davidson 11 Jan. Orra Davidson, by her attorneys, Donnell & Marriott, has filed suit in probate court against Jesse Davidson for divorce.  The parties were married Nov. 15, 1891.  There is one child now 5 years of age.  The plaintiff alleges as a cause of action that her husband has been absent for more than three years.  Therefore she asks divorce, that she be decreed the custody of the child and for such other relief as the court may deem proper.
  25 Feb. In probate court Wednesday, Judge Brinkerhoff, granted Ora Davidson a divorce from Jesse Davidson.  The plaintiff alleged willful absence as the grounds for action.
Earick 23 Aug. In probate court, Mary Earick, by her attorneys, Laser & Houston, has filed a petition for alimony from Levi Earick.  She stated that she was married to defendant Dec. 8, 1871, and there are four children:  Willard, aged 20, Orville, aged 16, Earnest, aged 14, and Lucy, aged 3 years.  She alleges extreme cruelty on the part of defendant and cites instances.  She also claims that he threatened, Aug. 22, 1898, to kill her if she came upon his premises and she is afraid he will do her bodily harm.  Plaintiff says defendant owns nine acres of real estate and some personal property in his own right.  Plaintiff asks for alimony, her sustenance and expenses during pendency of suit and allowance for the children;  that defendant be enjoined from striking or interfering with plaintiff and that upon final hearing plaintiff may be decreed reasonable alimony, custody of the children and other relief.
Ehret 11 Jan. In the matter of the divorce case of Artie L. Ehret vs. Philip Ehret in probate court, Judge Brinkerhoff has granted the plaintiff $500 alimony.  In court Saturday, Judge Brinkerhoff granted Artie L. Ehret a divorce from her husband, Philip Ehret.  The plaintiff was restored to her maiden name, Artie L. Ashbaugh.
Ellsworth 22 July Mrs. Frank Ellsworth, of this city, has begun proceedings against her husband for divorce.  The plaintiff alleges willful absence as grounds for her action.
  30 Sept. In probate court Tuesday, Judge Brinkerhoff granted Ida Ellsworth a divorce from Frank Ellsworth on the grounds of willful absence from the plaintiff for more than three years.  The plaintiff was given the custody of the three children.
Ernsberger 24 May In probate court Carry Ernsberger, by her attorneys, Douglass & Mengert, has filed petition for divorce from John J. Ernsberger.  She states that she was married to defendant July 10, 1894.  She alleges abuse, gross neglect of duty and failure to provide on part of defendant.  She asks for divorce, custody of their children and other relief.
Friedgen 15 Apr. 421.  Jennie Friedgen vs. Charles W. Friedgen.  Divorce and alimony.  Seward & Bricker for the plaintiff.
  14 June The divorce case of Jennie Friedgen vs. Charles Friedgen was heard before Judge Brinkerhoff in probate court Saturday and the judge gave the plaintiff a decree of divorce.  The plaintiff charged her husband with gross neglect of duty and failure to provide.
Graham 10 June In probate court Charles Graham, by his attorney, Clark B. Hines, has filed petition for divorce from Frances Graham.  Plaintiff says he was married to defendant at Cardington, June 1, '97.  No children.  The plaintiff alleges gross neglect of duty on part of defendant and that she has refused to live with plaintiff.
  12 Aug. In probate court Monday, Judge Brinkerhoff granted Charles Graham a divorce from Frances Graham, on the grounds of gross neglect of duty.
Grimwood 18 Mar. Amelia Grimwood, by her attorneys Laser & Huston, has begun proceedings in probate court against John E. Grimwood, for divorce, alimony and injunction.  The parties were married April 25, 1897.  There are no children.  The plaintiff alleges that her husband has been guilty of extreme cruelty.  That he struck her on the head with his fist, causing her to suffer great pains.  The defendant is possessed of the following property:  Two horses, three hogs, wagon, harness, mower, binder and other farming implements.  That he is about to dispose of the property so as to deter the plaintiff from obtaining alimony therein.  The plaintiff therefore asks that she may be divorced from the defendant and that on a final hearing she may be decreed reasonable alimony out of the property of John E. Grimwood, and that the defendant be enjoined temporarily from disposing of the property until the cause can be heard on its merits.  Judge Brinkerhoff allowed a temporary injunction in the case.
Grumbling 11 Oct. Franklin Grumbling, by his attorneys, Douglass & Mengert, has begun suit in probate court against Mary A. Grumbling for divorce.  The parties were married in Mansfield, March 28, 1889.  There are three children, two of whom are living.  John Franklin is 9 years and Edith Frances is 6 years.  The plaintiff says that the defendant has been guilty of gross neglect of duty in that she has neglected her family and household duties for several years.  That she is cruel to her children, often leaving them without anything to subsist upon.  Also that she has frequently struck the plaintiff and ill treated him.  The husband further charges that his wife has been guilty of immoral conduct in associating with immoral people.  That on Oct. 7 she left home, taking almost all of his furniture and household goods.  He therefore prays that he may be divorced from the defendant, given the custody of the two minor children and such other relief as the court may deem proper.
Hannah 02 Dec. Maria Ritchey Hannah, by her attorney, R.E. Hutchison, has begun suit in common pleas court for divorce from Isaac Hannah.  The parties were married at Mansfield, Oct. 7, 1893.  There are no children.  The plaintiff alleges as ground for divorce proceedings that her husband deserted her and has been absent for more than three years.  That she has been obliged to support herself and depend on her own exertions for the necessaries of life.  The plaintiff asks divorce and restoration to her maiden name, Maria Ritchey, and such other relief as may be proper in this case.
Heinbarger 28 Jan. George D. Heinbarger, by his attorney, H.P. Davis, has filed suit in probate court against Nora A. Heinbarger for divorce.  The parties were married Sept. 6, 1888.  The defendant's maiden name was Nora A. Disbro.  There was one child, Estella Heinbarger, now aged 8 years.  The plaintiff alleges that Jan. 13, 1892, the defendant abandoned the plaintiff and the home he had provided for her.  The defendant has been absent from her husband for more than three years and has grossly neglected her duty.  Wherefore the plaintiff prays that he may be divorced from the defendant and also that he may be decreed the custody of the child and such other relief as the court may deem proper.
Henry 01 Apr. 416.  Daniel O. Henry vs. Sarah E. Henry.  Divorce.  Clark B. Hines for the plaintiff.  Daniel O. Henry, by his attorney, Clark B. Hines, has filed suit in probate court against Sarah E. Henry for divorce.  The parties were married at Deshler, Henry County, May 26, 1895.  There is one child, Pearl Henry, who was born July 25, 1896.  The plaintiff charges that for more than a year last past the defendant has been guilty of gross neglect of duty.  That Jan. 11, 1897, the defendant abandoned him.  This occurred when they were living in Caledonia, Marion County, and the defendant has since willfully failed and neglected to live with him.  The plaintiff therefore asks that he may be divorced from the defendant and that he be given such other relief as the court may deem proper.
  20 May In probate court Daniel O. Henry was granted a divorce from Sarah E. Henry by Judge Brinkerhoff.
Hershiser 15 Feb. Effie A. Hershiser, by her attorneys, Mansfield & long, has filed suit in probate court against T. Earnest Hershiser for divorce.  The parties were married at Shelby, No. 12, 1893.  There are two children, Maggie, aged four years, and Glenn, aged two years.  The plaintiff complains that her husband has been guilty of extreme cruelty toward her, using improper and abusive language.  Further that her husband has failed to provide the necessaries of life for her or the children.  That she has been obliged to clothe and feed herself and children.  Wherefore the plaintiff prays that she be adjudged and decreed a divorce from her husband.  That she may be given the custody of the children and that she may be granted sufficient alimony for the proper support of herself and children and that the court make an order for the enforcement, collection and payment in weekly installments of the alimony.
  14 June The case of Effie Hersheiser vs. T.E. Hersheiser for divorce was tried before Judge Brinkerhoff in probate court Saturday afternoon.  The plaintiff alleges as grounds for action that her husband has been guilty of gross neglect of duty and also extreme cruelty.  Judge Brinkerhoff refused the petition for divorce and dismissed the suit.  Mrs. Hersheiser was given $3.50 per week alimony.  The parties to the case reside in Shelby.
Jamison 18 Nov. 494.  Lewis C. Jamison vs. Naoma Jamison.  Divorce.  Douglass & Mengert for the plaintiff.
Jelliff / Joliff 25 Jan. Alva Joliff, by his attorneys, Douglass & Mengert, has files suit in probate court against Mattie Joliff for divorce.  The parties were married Dec. 5, 1897.  The plaintiff alleges that his wife has been guilty of gross neglect of duty and has also refused to live with him.  He asks divorce and restoration to all his rights of property.
  16 Sept. Judge Brinkerhoff has granted Alva Jelliff a divorce from Leslie Jelliff in probate court.  The husband sued for a divorce on the grounds of desertion, but the wife was given the divorce on a cross-petition containing the allegation that her husband is serving a sentence in the Ohio Reformatory.  Jelliff was sentenced to the reformatory for stealing various kinds of property from Freeman Osbun et al.
Kaylor 18 Nov. 495.  Iva Kaylor vs. Edward Kaylor.  Divorce.  T.Y. McCray for the plaintiff.
  18 Nov. Iva Kaylor, by her attorney, T.Y. McCray, has begun suit in probate court against Edward Kaylor, for divorce.  The parties were married in Holmes County, April 18, 1897.  There are no children.  The plaintiff claims that her husband came home intoxicated, cursed and swore at her.  That the defendant prepared and furnished an old house back in the woods and left the plaintiff there most of the time alone and the plaintiff was compelled to hunt and chop wood.  Also that she was never allowed to have any of her folks come to see her.  The defendant was also guilty of gross neglect of duty.  The plaintiff would remain away from home for days and then come home drunk.  The husband and wife have not lived together for eight months.  The plaintiff asks divorce and restoration to her maiden name, Iva DeWitt, and for such other relief as the court may deem proper.
Kerr 05 Aug. Janney Kerr, by her attorneys, Laser & Huston, has filed suit against Thomas Kerr for divorce.  The two were married June 11, 1891.  There is one child, Helen, now four years of age.  The wife alleges that her husband has been guilty of gross neglect of duty in failing to provide her with the common necessities of life, thus making her dependent upon her own efforts and the charity of friends.  The plaintiff asks divorce, the custody of the minor child, and such other relief as the court may deem proper.
King 03 June Virgil L. King, by his attorneys, Bricker & Workman, has begun suit in probate court against Della M. King for divorce.  The parties were married in this city Dec. 21, 1892.  There are no children.  The plaintiff alleges adultery on the part of the defendant as grounds for divorce.
  33 July In probate court V.L. King has been granted a divorce from his wife, Della May King.
Kirkpatrick 08 Apr. Christyian Kirkpatrick by her attorneys, Douglass & Mengert, has filed suit in common pleas court against Amos Kirkpatrick for alimony and injunction.  The parties were married April 23, 1874, at Shelby.  There are six children.  The plaintiff alleges as her causes for action extreme cruelty and abandonment.
Lanehart 08 Apr. Lena C. Lanehart, by her attorney T.Y. McCray, has begun an action in probate court against Phillip Lanehart for divorce.  The parties were married in Richland County, Nov. 7, 1888.  The plaintiff alleges that July 1, 1897, the defendant assaulted her, choking and striking her and calling her vile names.  Also that the defendant has been guilty of adultery with a certain woman in the city of Mansfield.  Further the plaintiff makes a most sensational allegation against her husband as grounds for divorce.  The plaintiff asks that she be granted reasonable alimony money for expenses and such other relief as the court may deem proper.  
Lewis 04 Feb. In probate court this morning Judge Brinkerhoff granted Laura Lewis a divorce from Jacob Lewis on the grounds of gross neglect of duty.  The plaintiff was restored in her former name, Laura McCool, according to the decree.
Lewis 11 Mar. In probate court Anna Laura Lewis has been granted a divorce from Frank N. Lewis on the grounds of willful absence.
Lowe 09 Aug. Joseph R. Lowe, by his attorney, R.B. McCrory, has begun suit in probate court against Emma J. Lowe for divorce.  the parties were united in marriage Oct. 30, 1879.  There are no children.  The plaintiff alleges that on July 10, 1893, the defendant abandoned his home and has since refused to live with him.  He therefore asks the court to grant him a divorce and such other relief as the judge may deem proper. 
Manges 28 Oct. 489.  Mabel Manges vs. Emmett A. Manges.  Divorce and alimony.  Maguire & Galbraith, attorneys for the plaintiff.
Marmann 17 May In common pleas court Monday morning Judge Wolfe granted Cecelia Marmann a divorce from John Marmann, Jr.
Martin 08 Apr. Thomas B. "T.B." Martin, by his attorneys, Bowers & Black, has filed suit in probate court against Rachel Martin for divorce.  The plaintiff alleges as grounds for action gross neglect of duty.
McGuire 01 July Florence McGuire, by her attorney, T.Y. McCray, has filed suit in probate court against J.E. McGuire for divorce and alimony.  The parties were married April 27, 1891.  There are two children:  Mable, aged 6 years, and Joseph, aged 3 years.  The plaintiff alleges extreme cruelty as grounds for action.
Miller 29 Mar. Clara Miller, by her attorneys, Laser & Huston, has filed suit in probate court, against William Miller for divorce.  The parties were married in the the year 1880.  There are two children, Claud Miller, born Oct. 16, 1881, and Fannie Miller, born Jan. 31, 1884.  The plaintiff alleges that her husband has been guilty of extreme cruelty toward her and has also charged her with being unchaste.  The plaintiff asks divorce from her husband and the custody of the children.
Miller 03 May Stephen Miller, by his attorney, R.B. McCrory, has filed suit in probate court against Jennie Miller for divorce.  The parties were married Aug. 31, 1885.  There are four children.  The plaintiff alleges adultery as his cause for action.
Mills 06 May Ella L. Mills, by her attorneys, Laser & Huston, has filed suit in probate court against William M. Mills, for divorce.  The parties were married September 11, 1877.  There are five children, Minnie, aged 20 years;  Clara, aged 17 years;  Charles, 15 years;  Cora, 11 years;  and Gilbert, ? year.  The plaintiff alleges that the defendant has been guilty of gross neglect of duty toward her.  That for more than one year he has failed to provide her with the necessary comforts of life.  The plaintiff asks divorce and such other relief as the court may deem proper in the case.
  24 June In probate court, Ella Mills has been granted a divorce from William Mills.
Murphy 15 Apr. Margaret Murphy, by her attorneys, Skiles & Skiles, has filed suit in probate court against James E. Murphy for divorce and alimony.  The parties were married Dec. 4, 1893.  There is one child, Homer E. Murphy, who was born Dec. 18, 1895.  The plaintiff alleges as cause of action that her husband was guilty of extreme cruelty toward her so that she was obliged to leave him.  She asks divorce, alimony and the custody of the minor child.
  23 Aug. In probate court Friday, Judge Brinkerhoff granted Margaret Murphy a divorce from James Murphy.  The plaintiff was also allowed $1,000 as alimony.
Myers 08 Mar. Minnie Myers, by her attorneys Douglass & Mengert, has filed suit in probate court against Jackson Myers for divorce.  The parties were married Aug. 10, 1880.  Three children were born to them, two of whom are living.  The children are aged respectively 16 and 14 years.  The plaintiff alleges that her husband has left her unprovided for with necessaries of life for months at a time.  That he has charged her with improper conduct and has also been guilty of other offenses.  She asks divorce and other relief.  Some time ago Jackson Myers, the defendant in this suit tried to get a divorce from his wife in common pleas court, but Judge Wolfe refused to grant it.  Myers was arrested for failing to pay for his wife's support.  Now comes her suit for divorce.  Myers is a well known traveling man.
Oswalt 22 Apr. Grant R. Oswalt, by his attorneys, Bricker & Workman, has begun suit in probate court against Charity L. Oswalt for divorce.  The parties were married at Mondovia, Wash., July 3, 1889.  There is one child, Jessie Oswalt, now 7 years of age.  The plaintiff alleges that for more than two years the defendant has been guilty of gross neglect of duty toward him, refusing to live with him.  The plaintiff says that prior to April 20, 1896, they lived at Juan Venus, Costa Rica.  That on April 1, 1896, it was agreed that in order to have a suitable and healthful climate the plaintiff was to come to Ohio and find a suitable location for a home for them.  Plaintiff arrived in Mansfield April 20, 1896.  He made proper arrangements and secured for them a dwelling house and notified her of the same, whereupon she refused to come, although he had left her with $1,000 to pay all necessary expenses.  Since August, 1896, she has refused to communicate with him.  Whereupon the plaintiff asks that he may be divorced and receive such other relief as the court may deem proper.
Paulalion 18 Jan. The case of Leota May Paulalion vs. Francis N. Paulilion for divorce and alimony was heard Saturday afternoon before Probate Judge Brinkerhoff.  Mrs. Paulalion was granted divorce, $500 alimony and custody of the child.
Pettit 24 June Lizzie Pettit, by her attorneys, Laser & Huston, has filed suit in probate court against John Pettit for divorce.  The parties were married in this county, May 25, 1884.  There are two children, Nora Pettit, aged 12 years, and Raymond Pettit, aged 4 years.  The plaintiff, in her petition, alleges that her husband has been guilty of habitual drunkenness for more than three years.  Mrs. Pettit asks that she be given a divorce and also the custody of the two children.
Poindexter 23 Aug. Abraham B. Poindexter, by his attorneys, Bricker & Workman, has begun suit in probate court against Margaret Poindexter for divorce.  Both are colored people.  The parties were married in September, 1875.  There is one child, Harley Poindexter, now 20 years of age.  The plaintiff charges adultery as the grounds for the action for divorce.  
  07 Oct. In probate court Abraham Poindexter has been granted a divorce from Margaret Poindexter.
Ralston 22 Mar. Lillian E. Ralston, by her attorney, Andrew Stevenson, has filed suit in common pleas court against Anderson Ralston for divorce.  The parties were married at Bellville, July 1, 1891.  There is one child, Goldie M. Ralston, now 5 years of age.  The plaintiff alleges that her husband has been guilty of gross neglect of duty.  That since Dec. 1, 1893, she has received no support or means of living for herself or child from her husband.  She therefore asks that she may be divorced and be awarded the care and custody of the child.
Sargent 02 Dec. Mary E. Sargent, by her attorney, Andrew Stevenson, has begun suit in common pleas court against Joseph H. Sargent for divorce.  The parties were married Jan. 4, 1893.  The plaintiff claims that her husband has, in disregard of his marital duties, deserted her and been willfully absent from her for more than three years.  The plaintiff therefore asks that she be given a divorce, restored to her maiden name, Mary E. Bryant, and such other relief as the court may deem proper.
Scott 25 Jan. In probate court Saturday afternoon the divorce case of J.E. Scott vs. Louisa Scott was tried before Judge Brinkerhoff and the plaintiff was given a decree of divorce.
Shepherd 24 May In common pleas court, Anna M. Shepherd, by her attorneys, Douglass & Mengert, has begun action against Alfred A. Shepherd for divorce and alimony.
Slaybaugh 18 Jan. The case of Jennie Slaybaugh vs. Edward Slaybaugh for divorce was heard today before Probate Judge Brinkerhoff.  Divorce was granted to Mrs. Slaybaugh and she was restored to her maiden name.
Stemaz 11 Oct. Wilma Stemaz, by her attorney, John W. Leidigh, has begun suit in probate court against Detor Stemaz for divorce.  The parties were married Aug. 3, 1890 at Dolna, Austria.  There are no children.  The plaintiff claims that Nov. 16, 1890 the defendant was guilty of extreme cruelty toward her striking and knocking her down.  She also alleges that at various other times her husband knocked her down and choked her and kept her out of the house for hours at a time.  By reason of these things she was compelled to leave him Nov. 16, 1890.  She further says that for more than eight years her husband has been guilty of gross neglect of duty and by reason of his idleness and dissipation he has failed and neglected to provide her with the necessaries of life so that she has been compelled to live by her own exertions and labor and on the assistance of charity of her relatives.
Swartz 25 Nov. Richey L. Swartz, by his attorneys, Farber & Bowers, has begun suit in probate court for divorce from Viola Swartz.  The parties were married at Bellville, May 17, 1894.  There is one child, Ada M. Swartz, who was born Dec. 24, 1894.  The plaintiff alleges that on June 24, 1895, the defendant in disregard of her marital duties deserted him and has been willfully absent from him for more than three years passed, steadily refusing to return to him and during this time has wholly disregarded all marital duties.  Wherefore the plaintiff asks that he may be divorced from the defendant and for such other relief as the court may deem proper in the case.
Swevel 23 Sept. 479.  Rebecca Swevel vs. Jacob Swevel.  Divorce.  Donnel & Marriott, attorneys for plaintiff.  Rebecca Swevel, by her attorneys, Donnell & Marriott, has begun an action in probate court against Joseph Swevel for divorce and other relief.  The parties were married in this city, March 19, 1877.  There are four children, three minors and one of age.  The minors are John, 16 years, Florence, aged 10 years, and Bessie, 6 years.  The plaintiff states that on Sept. 20, 1898, and at divers other times the defendant was guilty of extreme cruelty toward the plaintiff, striking and choking her and calling her harsh names.  The plaintiff asks that she be given a divorce, the custody of the minor children, and for such other relief as the court may deem proper in the case.
Traxler 04 Feb. Lulu L. Traxler, by her attorneys, Cummings & McBride, has filed suit in probate court against Benjamin F. Traxler for alimony and injunction.  The plaintiff presents a lengthy petition.  The parties were married Dec. 24, 1895, in Mansfield.  There is one child a year old.  The plaintiff alleges that her husband has been guilty of extreme cruelty and used abusive language to her.  Also that he has grabbed her in a violent manner and has also been guilty of gross neglect of duty toward the plaintiff.
  12 July Lulu Traxler, by her attorneys, W.W. Scott and Cummings & McBride, has begun suit in common pleas court against Benjamin F. Traxler for alimony.  The parties were married Dec. 24, 1895.  There are two children, Madeline aged 7 months, and Wineda, aged 1 year and 6 months.  The plaintiff alleges that her husband has been guilty of gross neglect of duty and has also charged her [sic.] with being untrue to him.  The petition recites other charges.
Werrick 05 Aug. Frank Werrick, by his attorneys, Laser & Huston, has begun suit against Vera Werrick for divorce.  The parties were married Sept. 23, 1889.  There are three children:  Ethel May, aged 4 years, Lenora, aged 3 years, and Rhea, aged 8 months.  The plaintiff alleges that the defendant has been guilty of adultery with one Osborne in Cleveland and elsewhere at various times.  He asks that he be given a divorce and the custody of the children.
Wingert 01 Apr. Clara E. Wingert, by her attorneys, Donnell & Marriott, has filed suit in common pleas court against George Wingert for alimony.  The parties were married Aug. 31, 1897.  The plaintiff alleges that her husband has wholly abandoned and refused to support her or in any way contribute to her support.  Therefore she asks that the court give her a decree for reasonable alimony.
Wise 12 Aug. Joseph Wise, by his attorneys, Maguire & Galbraith, has begun action against Sarah Wise, for divorce.  The parties were married April 16, 1898.  There are no children.  The plaintiff alleges as grounds for the proceedings gross neglect of duty.  He alleges that on June 6, 1898, the defendant left his home and refused to live with him.  Also that she removed a part of the furniture to the residence of her parents.  Also that he was compelled to board at different places at great expense.  Wise also claims that he made numerous efforts to get his wife to come back and live with him, but that she refused to do so.  Therefore he asks divorce and such other relief as the court may deem proper.
Wrenn 09 Sept. Suit Filed.  473.  Carra M. Wrenn vs. Claude C. Wrenn.  Divorce and alimony.  H.P. Sewell for the plaintiff.

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