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Mrs. Bertha King Seeks Divorce
Separated on their Wedding Day - Mrs. Bertha King seeks divorce on Statutory Grounds, Desertion also alleged, On statutory grounds, Bertha King, a mililiner, seeks a divorce from her husband, Oliver King, and among other things she alleges in her petition that her husband deserted her on her wedding day, July 31, 1898. Mr. and Mrs. King were married in Greene County, Illinois, when both were but 17 years old. According to friends their marriage was the result of a courtship which lasted less than a week. The petition recites that immediately after the marriage King became dissatisified and left his bride. He refused to live with her and it is supposed that he went to Iowa. Since the marriage, Mrs. King has made her home in St. Louis. She is not in St. Louis at present, but is represented in her divorce suit by the law firm of Bishop & Cobbs. Prior to her marriage she lived with her parents in Greene County, Illinois. Mrs. Kind is described as a handsome brunette, viviacious and entertaining. She says she can ascribe no reason for the action of her husband of a day.
The St. Louis Republic., April 07, 1901, PART I, Page 5: Transcribed by KP
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