Sangamon County
Court News

Charges Cruelty
Mrs. Ruth German Wants Divorce From Her Husband
A divorce suit was filed in the Sangamon circuit court yesterday by Ruth German against her husband, Charles German.  Extreme cruelty and an attempt to take her life is charge by Mrs. German in her bill filed with the circuit clerk.
Mr. and Mrs. German were married Nov. 28, 1897.  She avers in the bill filed that during September, 1898, her husband attempted to kill her with a pistol.  She claims that she succeeded in getting possession of the revolver, which she gave to a friend.  Mrs. German says she lives in fear that her husband will kill her, and asks the court to grant an injunction restraining him from selling their household goods, or interfering with her in any way.  [Illinois State Register (Springfield, IL) – Saturday, March 4, 1899]

Charges Default in Paying Judgment
Charging non-payment of two judgments in her favor, Elizabeth Lucile Clardy, a minor, by her grandmother, Margaret Clardy, brought suit yesterday in circuit court against James F. Holzworth and Betty J. Holzworth.  The suit charges that judgments totaling $4,803.50 granted by circuit court and the industrial commission of Illlinois were made under the workmen’s compensation act against the Holzworths in connection with the death of Howard F. Clardy, Elizabeth’s father.  Charging further that several vain attempts have been made to collect the money from Holzworth, the suit asks investigation of his holdings to determine his ability to pay.  [The Illinois State Journal (Springfield, IL) – Friday, February 21, 1947]


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