Divorces

Fannie BOHLEN vs Abrend J. BOHLEN, divorce, has been dismissed by complainant at her cost.
(Contributed by Virginia Gorton Bonne - 2 December 1908)

C.W. GRAY has been granted a divorce from Lillie M. GRAY. The ground for divorce was a statutory offense, and the defendant defaulted and did not appear in court. The parties live near Pleasant Hill. Edward Johnston was the complainant's solicitor.
(Contributed by Virginia Gorton Bonne - 2 December 1908)

Laura GRIFFEN of Griggsville, sues for divorce from Riley GRIFFEN, who is now employed at Hannibal. They were married November 26, 1901, in Pittsfield, and lived together as husband and wife for one day when the husband deserted his bride.
(From Margaret Rutledge - The Quincy Daily Journal Thursday March 29, 1906 page 6)

Isaac HART of Barry, obtained a divorce from Sallie HART on the grounds of desertion.
(Contributed by Virginia Gorton Bonne - Barry Adage, 21 Nov 1904)

Douglas HOSKINS has filed suit at Pittsfield for a divorce from Elizabeth HOSKINS, "a confirmed scold." The outcome of the suit will be of interest to many henpecked husbands.
(From Margaret Rutledge - The Quincy Daily Journal Thursday March 29, 1906 page 6)

Martha Bybee HUFFMAN of Kinderhook, came into court yesterday and asked and was granted a divorce and support for her two children from George HUFFMAN to whom she was married in April 1924, and whom she says treated her cruelly, beating her and also kicking her at times. George did not appear. She said and was corroborated by her mother and sisters, that he treated her cruelly, was a man of violent temper and on one special occasion was guilty of kicking her. She said her husband is 28 and capable of making good money, and that she and her mother, Mrs. Bybee take in washing since she left her husband. Huffman hauls gravel and is making $2 per day, but that he had only given her $54 in a year to clothe her family and for other necessities. She told the court that she was going back to her parents to stay. "Dode" Huffman has no property she says and she desires to care for the children herself. She did not want a divorce she said but could not live with him. She was borne out in her statements by her mother and two sisters as to her husband's ugly treatment of her. Hoffman now has a job at $18 per week it was said. Judge Williams found in her favor and gave her $20 per month alimony, $10 to be paid the 15th of this month to take care of the children.-- Pike County Democrat.
(Contributed by Virginia Gorton Bonne - [Barry Adage, Wed, 17 Apr 1929]

John F. JACKSON has commenced a suit for divorce from Sophia JACKSON in Pike county. They were married August 1, 1904, at Scott's Millin Brown county. He names John Stinson as co-respondent.
(From Margaret Rutledge - The Quincy Daily Journal Thursday March 29, 1906 page 6)

Joseph LEWIS vs. Nancy LEWIS (Bill for divorce - Chancery Notice May 2, 1849 Pike Co. Free Press)

Ella MARTIN has been given a divorce from Alonzo MARTIN, the decree awarding her the custody of their child, with permission to the husband to visit the child twice a month if he chooses. The parties live in Derry township and were married January 15, 1904. The complainant alleged extreme and repeated cruelty, and says that in January, 1907, he struck and choked her and that the offense was repeated until life became unendurable, and she left him to live with her father, Frank Shewhardt. Paul F. Grote was complainant's solicitor.
(Contributed by Virginia Gorton Bonne - 2 December 1908)

William PETERSON has been granted a decree of divorce from Ruth PETERSON on statutory grounds. The couple were married in 1897. The complainant asserted in his testimony that he discovered his wife's infidelity last August and his testimony was supported by two witnesses. The couple have five children and their custody was given to the husband. W. I. Klein was solicited for the complainant. The defendant did not appear in court.
(Contributed by Virginia Gorton Bonne - 2 December 1908)

Emma PIERCE has received a decree of divorce from John PIERCE. The Parties live in Perry, and their troubles are due to family jars which began after the complainant united with the church to which her husband objected. She alleges many abuses and much cruelty. The couple have two children, a boy an a girl. The wife ask the custody of the girl and consented to the husband taking the boy. The defendant permitted the divorce without a contest, defaulting when his name was called in court. Paul F. Grote was the solicitor for the complainant.
(Contributed by Virginia Gorton Bonne - 2 December 1908)

Lucy SEBRING vs. Abraham V. SEBRING, petition for divorce (Pike Co. Free Press July 30, 1846)

Henry SPARROW vs. Mary Ann SPARROW (Chancery Notice - Bill for Divorce June 20, 1849 Pike Co. Free Press)