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

In common pleas court to-day Mary Lefever [sic] was granted a divorce from Leroy LeFevre on the ground of extreme cruelty and habitual drunkenness.

LEFEVRE [Richland Shield & Banner:  04 March 1893] Thursday.  Mary LeFevre, by her attorneys, Henry & Reed, filed a petition for divorce from her husband, LeRoy LeFevre, in Common Pleas court this afternoon.  The plaintiff says that they were married at Butler, O., October 29, 1867, and have one child, William, twenty-three years of age.  She charges drunkenness, gross neglect of duty and cruelty and asks for divorce and reasonable alimony.  Mrs. LeFevre is proprietress of the Clifton House in Bellville. 
LEFEVRE Richland Shield & Banner:  20 May 1893 Saturday.  Mary LeFevre was granted a divorce from LeRoy LeFevre on the charge of cruelty and failure to provide.  $500 was the alimony assessed.
LEHMAN [Mansfield News:  25 July 1899] In probate court Sarah Ann Lehman, by her attorney, J.P. Henry, has filed petition for divorce from James Lehman.  Plaintiff says that she was married to defendant Nov. 24, 1886.  Of this marriage were born Amelia Ann Lehman, aged 10 years, and Harvey Anderson Lehman, aged 8 years.  The plaintiff claims that for more than eight years last past he has failed to provide plaintiff with the common necessaries of life.  She asks for divorce and reasonable alimony.
LEWIS [Mansfield (OH) Daily Shield:  16 February 1909] Matilda Lewis, through Attorneys Cummings, McBride & Wolfe and Harry T. Manner, has filed suit for divorce in common please court from J. Charles Lewis.  They were married Nov. 11, 1897.  The plaintiff charges willful absence and gross neglect of duty.  She further charges that no legal and binding divorce has ever been obtained from her by Lewis;  that he left the town of Vandergriff, Pa. and came to Mansfield;  that he afterwards married.  The plaintiff says Lewis is possessed of a large amount of valuable personal property, consisting of portable cleaning apparatus;  that he also runs a cleaning establishment on E. Third Street in which is located machinery and other personal property;  that he will, unless restrained, encumber the same.  She asks for divorce, alimony and an injunction to restrain him from disposing of or encumbering the property.  A temporary injunction was allowed by Judge Mansfield.
LEWIS [Mansfield (OH) Daily Shield:  20 February 1909] Matilda Lewis, through Attorneys Cummings, McBride & Wolfe and H.T. Manner, has filed a reply to the answer of J. Charles Lewis in her action for divorce and alimony.  The plaintiff admits that he filed a petition for divorce from her;  that she is not advised of his being a legal resident of Westmoreland County, Pa., and denies the same.  The plaintiff denies she was legally served in the case.  She says she never had any knowledge whatever of the divorce proceedings, but says that he secretly and fraudulently used the common pleas court in Westmoreland County, Pa., to procure a pretended divorce while she says he was a legal resident of New York state;  that at the time of the instituting the proceedings in Pennsylvania, he well knowing her residence was in New York, fraudulently and secretly attempted to procure a pretended divorce from her without her knowledge.  The plaintiff says the Pennsylvania court had no jurisdiction and that whatever judgment rendered was null, void and of no effect;  that she never waived the issuing of summons and that the court was without jurisdiction to bind her by any decree, either as to divorce or alimony.  She denies that a legal decree of divorce was granted on Sept. 21, 1904, or at any other time.  The plaintiff further says that the exhibit "A" attached to Lewis' answer is only a pretended decree of divorce;  that it does not in terms settle the <<consult microfilm for remainder of article>>
LIGGETT [Mansfield (OH) Daily Shield: 30 April 1909] Margaret Liggett has been granted a divorce in common pleas court from Otto Liggett on the grounds of gross neglect of duty.  She was resorted to her maiden name of Margaret Stelts.
LIPPERT [Ohio Liberal:  30 January 1878] Belinda Lippert has filed in the Clerk's office of the Court of Common Pleas a petition for divorce and alimony against George Lippert, her husband, setting up extreme cruelty and gross neglect of marital duties toward her.  She alleges in her petition that she was married to the said George Lippert on the 21st. day of March, 1875, at Shiloh, Ohio.  She prays for reasonable alimony for the support of herself and child.  Skiles Bros. are attorneys for plaintiff.
LIVERMORE [Richland Shield & Banner:  03 December 1892] Thursday.  On Jan. 5th., 1891, Ollie Livermore married John T. Richardson.  Today she filed a divorce petition, alleging cruelty, neglect t provide and willful absence.
LOCKWOOD [Mansfield Daily Shield:  24 July 1906] In probate court petition for divorce has been filed by Mary R. Lockwood against Benjamin J. Lockwood, with whom she was united in marriage at Windsor, Canada, Aug. 19, 1904.  No children.  She says that about the 1st. of January defendant struck her, used abusive language toward her, also that on Mar. 15, 1905 he again struck her and used threatening language toward her.  She says that for more than 16 months last past he has neglected to provide for her;  that he has been absent from her during that time.  She says he is in receipt of over $75 per month.  She asks for divorce and restoration to her maiden name.  Laser, Huston & Marquis for plaintiff.
LONG [Mansfield News:  17 July 1899] In probate court Bertie Long, by her attorney T.Y. McCray, has filed suit for divorce from George Long.  She says that she was married to the defendant December 25, 1899, and of the marriage were born James F. Long, aged 7, Lulu M. Long, aged 6.  Plaintiff claims that defendant has been willfully absent from her for more than three years last and wholly disregarded all marital duties.  She asks for divorce and the custody of the children.
LONGSDORF [Mansfield News:  05 August 1899] In probate court, Laura Maretta Longsdorf, has filed petition for divorce from Arthur A. Longsdorf.  She states that she was married to defendant Dec. 31, 1895, at Shelby, and of this marriage was born one child, Thelma Elizabeth Longsdorf, aged 1 years.  The plaintiff states that defendant has been guilty of extreme cruelty toward her and that July 30, 1899, at their home, 281 West Bloom Street, Mansfield, he struck her in the face, choked her and used vile and abusive language to her, charging her with being unchaste and called her various obscene and vulgar names.  She asks for divorce from defendant, for custody of the child and for reasonable alimony.  Maguire & Galbraith are attorneys for the plaintiff.
LOUGH [Richland Shield & Banner:  03 October 1891, Vol. LXXIV, No. 19] Tuesday.  Joanna Lough has filed a petition for divorce from her husband, Peter Lough, in Common Pleas court.  The petition does not state when they were married, but charges the defendant with willful absence for more than three years.

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[Richland Shield & Banner:  23 January 1892] Sunday.  Judge May yesterday afternoon granted Mrs. Joanna Lough a divorce from her husband Peter.  She was also given $500 alimony and restored to her maiden name Conner.
LOWENTHAL [Richland Shield & Banner:  22 July 1893] Katharine Lowenthal, by her attorneys, Skiles & Skiles, filed suit in Common Pleas Court this morning against Moses L. Lowenthal for divorce and alimony.  In her petition the plaintiff says that she was married to the defendant Feb. 14th., 1879.  No children resulted from the marriage.  The plaintiff says that the husband has been willfully absent for more than three years past and has neglected to provide for her during the same length of time, wherefore she prays that she may be divorced from him and restored to her maiden name and granted other proper relief.  Mrs. Lowenthal now resides at Shelby and her husband is supposed to be engaged in business in Chicago at the present time.
MAFFET [Mansfield Daily Shield:  26 May 1909, p. 8] The following is from Ashland (OH) relative to the divorce filed against Mrs. Albert Maffet who resides in this city.  Albert Maffet has begun proceedings for divorce against his wife, Amelia Stevens Maffet.  They were married Sept. 28, 1871.  Ten children were born to them in the years 1872-74-75-76-79-81-83-84-87 and 91.  Two are deceased.  Plaintiff alleges that he has always conducted himself as a dutiful husband, providing for her and family to the extent of his means and ability and further says that the defendant has in disregard of her marital duties for more than three years last past been guilty of gross neglect against him in that she has failed and refused to perform the duties of a wife, neglecting to take care of the home and household duties.  He says she has repeatedly left their home and on Sept. 7, 1908, left when he was absent at his work, taking with her all the household goods and has since that time refused to return to the home and perform any of her marital duties, and, as a result, he has been obliged to abandon and leave his home and board with other parties.  <<Additional information available in the article>>
MAMBERTON [Mansfield Herald:  28 March 1889] C.J. Mamberton has sued for divorce from his wife on the ground of wilful absence.  they were married in 1876 and she now resides at Gambier.
MANNER Mansfield Daily Shield:  27 July 1906 The divorce case of Noble Manner vs. Lillie Manner was heard this afternoon before Judge Bricker in probate court.  A divorce was granted to Mr. Manner.
MARKLEY Semi-Weekly News:  28 September 1897, Vol. 13, No. 78 Martha A. Markley, by her attorneys, Seward & Bricker, has filed suit in probate court against R.W. Markley for divorce and alimony.  The parties were married in this city, Nov. 15, 1890.  There is one child, George B. Markley, aged 6 years.  The plaintiff alleges that her husband has been guilty of gross neglect of duty and that he has failed to support her.  Also that he has been guilty of adultery.  She sets forth that he is the owner of lot No. 2431 in this city.  She asks that she be given a divorce, suitable alimony and the custody of the child.

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Semi-Weekly News:  16 November 1897, Vol. 13, No. 92 In probate court Saturday night Judge Brinkerhoff granted Martha A. Markley a divorce from R.W. Markley on the grounds of gross neglect.  The custody of the son, George Markley, was given to the plaintiffs.
MARMAN Mansfield News:  11 March 1910 Nicholas Marman has been granted a divorce in probate court from Mary Marman on the grounds of willful absence.
MATTHES Richland Shield & Banner:  02 July 1892 Friday.  A divorce petition of Mrs. Maria Matthes, asking for divorce from her husband, Lewis Matthes, was filed in Common Pleas court this morning for the fourth time.  The plaintiff reiterates that they were married on October 4, 1881, and that on January 19, 1890, and many other times the defendant was guilty of extreme cruelty in striking her, drawing a revolver and shooting at her, etc.  The plaintiff also says that her health has been endangered by reason of defendant having contracted a venereal disease.  She also alleges that for the past ten months the defendant has been guilty of adultery with Annie Sunday, of East First Street.  The plaintiff asks for restoration to her maiden name and character.
McCORMICK [Mansfield Herald:  18 November 1886] Ella McCormick has applied for divorce from her husband, Willis McCormick.  The plaintiff was married to defendant on the 11th. of June, 1881, at Shiloh.  She state that for the past three years defendant has neglected his marital duties and has been willfully absent, and she now prays that she be divorced from defendant, granted the custody of her child and such other relief as in equity she may be entitled to.
McCORT [Richland Shield & Banner:  03 September 1892] Thursday.  Alice R. McCort and Robert B. Rutledge were married in Carroll County several years ago.  The husband deserted after four days of married life and joined the regular army.  Mrs. Rutledge, who is now a resident of this city;  was granted a divorce in Common Pleas court last night on the charge of desertion and was restored to her maiden name.
McELHANY

Semi-Weekly News:  23 April 1897, Vol. 13, No. 33

The deluge of divorce petitions continues at the court house.  Maud McElhany, by her attorneys, Mansfield & Long, has filed suit in probate court against Clifford McElhaney for divorce.  The parties were married at Shelby May 21, 1896.  There are no children.  The plaintiff alleges that Dec. 13, 1896, the defendant was guilty of extreme cruelty toward her, and knocking her down.  Again Sept. 1, 1896 he struck her and cruelly treated her.  The plaintiff further says that from the time of their marriage up to the present time her husband has failed and willfully neglected to provide her with the common necessaries of life and thus compelling her to live upon the charity of others.  She asks divorce, restoration to her maiden name, Maud Kochenderfer, and such other relief as the court may deem proper.
" Semi-Weekly News:  22 June 1897, Vol. 13, No. 50 Shelby.  Maude McElhaney was granted a divorce from Clifford McElhaney last Saturday.  They were married in this city last year.
" Semi-Weekly News:  22 June 1897, Vol. 13, No. 50 In probate court Saturday Judge Brinkerhoff granted Maude McElhany a divorce from Clifford McElhany.
McGOWN [Mansfield Daily Shield:  29 October 1910] Ethel McGown, through Attorney R.B. McCrory, has filed suit for divorce in probate court from Charles McGown.  They were married in August 1907.  One child, Alice McGown, now aged three years, was born of the marriage.  Wilful absence and failure to provide are charged.  She wants divorce and custody of their child.
McGREGOR [Mansfield Daily Shield:  24 May 1909, p. 2] Charles McGregor, though Attorneys Reed & Beach, has filed suit for divorce in probate court from Josephine R. McGregor.  They were married at Mansfield on Dec. 31, 1905.  The husband says that ever since their marriage his wife has been guilty of gross neglect of duty.  He says she has left him many times without reason and stayed away from his home for a long period of time and would then return and promise to live with him, but that in a short time she would leave him again and remain away for a long time.  The plaintiff says that his wife neglected her duties and that about Dec. 1908 she left his home and has refused to return since that time.
McGUIRE Semi-Weekly News:  03 September 1897, Vol. 13, No. 71 Florence McGuire, by her attorneys, Laser & Huston, filed suit against John McGuire for alimony.  The parties were married April 29, 1891.  There are two children aged respectively five and three years.  The plaintiff alleges habitual drunkenness on the part of her husband for two years.  The plaintiff also alleges that the defendant has struck her at various times, threatened to kill her and called her indecent names.  There is some household goods and the defendant threatens to dispose of or encumber it.  The plaintiff asks that she be given reasonable alimony and that he be enjoined from disposing of his property pending the final settlement of this case.
McGUIRE [Mansfield Shield:  11 January 1913] W. Frank McGuire vs. Mary A. McGuire.  Divorce filed.  Married 8/16/1906 at Windsor, Canada;  No natural children born;  Adopted Margaret McGuire on 12/4/1908 (aged 4˝ at the time)
METZGER  [Ohio Liberal:  17 September 1879] Catharine Metzger vs. Wm. Metzger, trial had and case dismissed
MILLER Semi-Weekly News:  10 Dec3ember 1897, Vol. 13, No. 99 Peter Miller, by his attorneys, Bowers & Black, has begun suit in common pleas court against Catharine Schwab, asking that he be relieved from paying the defendant $84 per week alimony according to an order of the court.

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[Richland Shield & Banner:  13 August 1892] Wednesday.  In the divorce and alimony case of Catharine Miller vs. Peter Miller, the plaintiff's attorneys this morning filed an agreement in Common Pleas court, stipulating that the defendant is to pay the plaintiff $10 every two weeks as temporary alimony until the hearing of the case.

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Richland Shield & Banner:  15 November 1892 Friday.  Mrs. Leola Miller, by her attorneys, Donnell & Marriott, has filed a petition in Common Pleas court for divorce from her husband, Andrew Miller.  The plaintiff says they were married on July 31, 1887 and for more than three years last past the defendant has refused to live with her and she does not now know his whereabouts.

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[Ohio Liberal:  09 January 1878] In the case of George Miller vs. Catharine A. Miller, for divorce, Judge Dickey, last Monday, said "that he wanted attorneys and other parties to remember that there were three sides to each one of those cases, the plaintiff, defendant and the public -- the Judge representing the public, and that the parties must make out their case plainly or no divorce would be granted".  The parties in this case were not divorced.
MILLS Semi-Weekly News:  27 April 1897, Vol. 13, No. 34 Ella L. Mills, by her attorneys, Cummings & McBride, has filed suit in common pleas court against William Mills for alimony and other relief.  The parties were married in Ashtabula, September 11, 1877.  Five children are the result of the marriage.  The children are Minnie G. Mills, aged 19 years;  Clara L. Mills, 16;  Charles R. Mills, 14;  Cora I. Mills, 10, and Gilbert O. Mills, 8.  The plaintiff alleges that April 22, 1897, at Mansfield, the defendant struck her, twisted her arms, knocked her into a clothes press, kicked her in the side and otherwise beat and ill treated her.  Also that at other times he has struck and abused her.  The plaintiff states that she is entirely without the means of support for herself and children.  She alleges that her husband owns certain real estate and also valuable stock in the Mills Ellsworth company and other property.  She asks reasonable alimony for the support of herself and children and expenses pending the final settlement of this case.
MILLS Semi-Weekly News:  27 August 1897, Vol. 13, No. 69 In probate court, Melvina Mills by her attorneys, Bowers & Black and T.J. Bowers, has begun action against Thomas J. Mills for divorce and alimony.  The plaintiff states that on or about Nov. 20, 1871, in Licking County, she was married to defendant.  They have no children.  The petition alleges that defendant has, in disregard of his marital duties for more than 20 years, been willfully absent from plaintiff, and that defendant has the following property:  364 acres of land clear of in cumbrance;  an undivided half interest in 90 acres of land worth $50 per acre;  40 head of horses and mules;  54 cattle, 90 hogs, 40 acres of growing corn;  hay from 70 acres of land;  about 3,000 bushels of last year's corn all necessary farming utensils;  one house and lots valued at $1,400.  The defendant is reasonably worth $20,000.  Plaintiff prays that she may be divorced from defendant and restored to her maiden name, Melvina Hoyt, and that she may be decreed reasonable alimony.
MONOSMITH [Ohio Liberal:  05 March 1879] Sarah E. Monosmith, who says she married Frank Monosmith on or about the 15th. of August, 1860, now files her petition in the Clerk's office, and prays for a divorce from said Frank Monosmith, charging him with adultery.  Sewell & Claberg attorneys for plaintiff.

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[Ohio Liberal:  07 May 1879] A divorce was granted Sarah A. Monosmith from Frank Monosmith.
MOON [Mansfield (OH) Daily Shield:  06 March 1909] Edward S. Moon has been granted a divorce in probate court from Lona W. Moon.  As the parties have settled between themselves the question of alimony and custody of the children the court made no decree.
MORGAN [Mansfield Daily Shield:  17 February 1913] Ina M. Morgan vs. William Morgan.  Charge of habitual drunkenness. 
MORRIS [Mansfield (OH) Daily Shield:  27 March 1909] Charles E. Morris, residence unknown, is notified that Effie B. Morris did on the 20th. day of March, 1909, file her petition in the Probate Court of Richland County, Ohio, charging the said Charles E. Morris with failure to provide the common necessaries of life for his wife and child, and with willful absence from them, and asking that she may be decreed reasonable alimony from the said Charles E. Morris, which petition will be for hearing six weeks after the first publication hereof, and for alimony pending suit three weeks from this date.  Mansfield, Ohio, March 20, 1909.
MOTTER [Mansfield Shield:  11 January 1913] Clarence J. Motter vs. Hazel P. Motter.  Divorce granted in probate court.  Gross neglect of duty.  Wife barred from any interest in husband's property.
MUETZ [Richland Shield & Banner:  14 January 1893] Sunday.  In Common Pleas court this forenoon, the divorce case of John E. Muetz vs. Ida Muetz was dismissed at plaintiff's costs
MULREADY  [Ohio Liberal:  17 September 1879] Peter Mulready vs. Martha Mulready, divorce granted.
MYERS Semi-Weekly News:  07 December 1897, Vol. 13, No. 98 In common pleas court Friday afternoon, Judge Wolf granted Stephen Myers a divorce from Catharine Myers.
MYERS Mansfield Daily Shield:  05 June 1909 Jackson E. Myers, through Attorney A.A. Douglass has filed suit for divorce in the probate court from Minnie Myers.  They were married Dec. 25, 1899 at Madisonville, Ky.  The husband charges gross neglect of duty.  He says she has willfully refused to come here and live with him;  that he has frequently importuned her to come here and live and reside in a home which he would prepare for her.  He says that without his consent she moved to St. Louis, Mo., and still refuses to come here and live.  The plaintiff says that for more than two years past she has refused to recognize him as her husband.  He further says he has been harassed and that too to such an extent that it has become absolute cruelty of the grossest kind of her part, because as he says, he would not agree to liquidate certain indebtedness arising by reason of bills contracted by close relatives of hers in whom he says she took special interest.  Myers says she made frequent demands upon him for money, much beyond the amount that should be required by one in his circumstances;  that she went so far as to demand of him to send a series of checks signed in blank so that she could pay not only for her own debts but <<remainder of article missing from photocopy>>
MYERS [Mansfield (OH) Daily Shield:  28 April 1909] An answer and cross petition has been filed by Viola C. Myers to the suit brought in probate court by Charles E. Myers.  Marriott & Hines are attorneys for defendant.  The wife denies all the allegations of the plaintiff's petitions save that they were married.  She says by way of cross petition that on, or about Oct. 10, 1905, he willfully and without provocation deserted her and has ever since continued to reside separate from her and has failed and neglected to furnish her any support since that time.  Mrs. Myers asks for a divorce and reasonable alimony.
MYERS [Mansfield News:  07 July 1899] In common pleas court this afternoon Judge Wolfe granted Minnie Myers a divorce from Jackson Myers.  The custody of the children, Faye and Forest, was given to the wife.  The case has been hanging in the courts for several years being brought by the husband first.
MYRES [Richland Shield & Banner:  12 December 1891] Tuesday.  Stephen Myres, a peddler, by his attorney, John Shrack, has filed a petition in Common Pleas court for divorce from his wife, Mary Myres, nee Zellner.  They were married in Ashland County (OH), March 1st., 1884.  Two children have been born unto them.  The plaintiff charges the defendant with committing adultery with J. Pruden at divers times and outlandish places, for instance, on Oct. 8th., 1891, on the sidewalk on North Adams Street just north of the shifting track of the P.F. company.  He also charges that his wife and Pruden celebrated the 4th of July in a thicket near the Ohio Reformatory.  The defendant left the plaintiff on Nov. 1st., 1891, and is at present employed as a domestic in a family named Moorhead.
NAUER [Mansfield (OH) Daily Shield:  10 February 1909] Clara Nauer has been granted a divorce in probate court from Joseph Nauer on the grounds of extreme cruelty and gross neglect of duty.  She was restored to her maiden name of Clara Long.
NIXON  [Ohio Liberal:  21 December 1881] Sarah Ann Nixon, whose place of residence is unknown to the undersigned, will take notice that the undersigned has filed his petition against her in the office of the Clerk of the Court of Common Pleas, of Richland County, Ohio, praying for a divorce, alleging as a cause therefore, said defendant's adultery with one John Smith in London, Upper Canada, and divers other adulteries since her marriage with said plaintiff, and that said petition will be for hearing in said Court after six weeks from November 16th., 1881. 
NOEL Mansfield Daily Shield:  15 October 1907, p. 5 Lilly M. (Richards) Noel vs. Harry Banks Noel  <<see article>>
NOGGLE Richland Shield & Banner:  12 September 1891, Vol. LXXIV, No. 16 Thursday.  Last evening in Common Pleas court Della Noggle, the defendant in the divorce case of John W. Noggle vs. Della Noggle, filed a motion that she be granted the services of an attorney to defend her in the case pending, as she has no means with which to do so herself.
NORRIS

BUTLER ENTERPRISE: 02 August 1901, Vol. XIII, No. 31

A sensational divorce suit was filed in probate court today by Eliza A. (Snavely) Norris through her attorneys Bowers & Black against Amos D. Norris (aka: Amos Davis Norris).  The parties live on a farm near Newville and are well known.  They were married September 29, 1866, in Worthington township, and the following children were born of such marriage: Two children who died in infancy, Joseph S. Norris recently deceased, C.E. Norris (aka:  Cary E.), born in 1867, W.G. Norris, born in 1873, and Ada Norris, born in 1877, all three of whom are still living.  The plaintiff for her first cause of action says that the defendant has been guilty of extreme cruelty towards her for a long period of time, five years and more.  She charges that her husband frequently during that time, attempted to compel her to gratify his lust in an unnatural and inhuman manner, then subjecting plaintiff to the grossest indignities and when she refused to comply with his demands he threatened repeatedly to take her life and has kept her in constant fear; she alleges that the last time he ordered her to do the above mentioned inhuman and revolting act was on Sunday, July 21, 1901, and when she refused he said, as he had said at divers other times, that she would not live a year and “you’ll see where you will be if you don’t do what I want you to do.”  She further says that he claims to be a wizard and to have extraordinary power to make people sick and by such pretenses and threats he keeps this plaintiff in constant fear of her life and so works upon her feelings and imagination as to make her sick a great portion of the time.  Plaintiff for a second cause of action says that the defendant during the past ten years has refused to provide her with the common necessaries of life, has refused and neglected to provide her with clothing suitable to one in her condition, requiring her to live and clothe herself upon her own exertions.  Plaintiff further says that the defendant Amos D. Norris, is the owner of an 80 acre tract in Worthington township known as the Secrist farm upon which they now reside; that he also owns a 300 acre tract of land adjoining the above 80 acre tract on the north; that he is the owner of certain lots in Newville and elsewhere and is also the owner of five head of horses, about 50 sheep, farm implements, wagons, buggies, etc., and three mortgages, each of $1,000.  Plaintiff says that she defendant threatens to and will dispose of the above mentioned property, will encumber the same, will interfere with the plaintiff, and do her bodily harm unless restrained by the court.  Plaintiff prays for divorce, reasonable alimony, that he may be enjoined from disposing or encumbering the property in any manner and that he be enjoined from interfering with her in any way. [as reprinted from Saturday’s (Mansfield) Shield]
NORRIS [Mansfield (OH) Daily Shield: 20 April 1909] Katherine Norris has been granted a divorce in probate court from Amos D. Norris on the grounds of extreme cruelty and gross neglect of duty.  Norris is to pay defendant the sum of $830 as reasonable alimony and the same is made a lien on the real estate.  The petitioner is restored to her maiden name of Katherine Schick.  They were married Sept. 19, 1903 at Mansfield.  **See also 2/24/1909 edition of the Mansfield Daily Shield for more details.
NYCE [Mansfield (OH) Daily Shield:  08 February 1909] Forrest D. Nyce has been granted a divorce in probate court from James R. Nyce.  She was restored to her maiden name of Forrest D. Myers.
OLIVER Semi-Weekly News: 30 July 1897, Vol. 13, No. 61 In the case of Nellie Oliver vs. Thomas Oliver, Judge Wolfe granted the plaintiff a divorce and the custody of the children.  The farm of seven acres was awarded to Mrs. Oliver as alimony.  Tom Oliver, it will be remembered, is serving a sentence in the Ohio penitentiary for robbery.
ORAHOOD [Mansfield Herald:  22 April 1886] Through her attorney, T.Y. McCray, Dora Orahood has filed a petition in common pleas court for divorce from her husband, David M. Orahood, on the ground of adultery.  They were married in Union County, August 8th., 1880, and lived until a few months ago at Hayesville (OH).  Because of the alleged adulterous acts of her husband with unknown women, Mrs. Orahood left him last fall and has since resided in Mansfield.  The defendant went West and his present whereabouts are unknown.  The plaintiff asks for divorce, alimony and equity relief.  She is working out as a domestic in order to support herself.
ORAHOOD [Mansfield Herald:  03 June 1886] On Saturday Judge Jabe Dickey granted a divorce to Dora Orahood from David M. Orahood on the ground of adultery committed in a house of prostitution at Hayesville in August, 1885.  T.Y. McCray was attorney for the plaintiff, who was restored to her maiden name, Dora Moffett.  Defendant to pay the costs, being in default for answer.
OSBORNE Mansfield Shield:  21 October 1908, p. 2 Minnie Osborne vs. James Osborne <<see clipping>>
OWINGS [Mansfield (OH) News: 06 July 1901, Vol. 17, No. 107] Verda Owings, by her attorneys, Cummings & McBride, has begun suit in probate court against William L. Owings for divorce.  The parties were married November 27, 1880, at Mansfield, Ohio.  The following children were the issue of the marriage:  William N. Owings, 18, and Anna R. Owings, 16 years of age.  The plaintiff has willfully absented himself from the plaintiff for more than three years past, to-wit, for the period of eight years.  Wherefore the plaintiff prays that she may be divorced from the defendant and that she may be decreed to have reasonable alimony and for such other and further relief as is just and equitable.
OWINGS  [Richland Shield & Banner: 19 March 1892] Tuesday.  Today's State Journal says:  Zanesville, March 14 -- Another sensational divorce suit was begun today, the plaintiff being Effie L. Owings.  Her husband is Edward L. Swope and she alleges that when residing at Mansfield he once tore all the clothes from her person and pushed her into the streets.
PARROTT Mansfield News:  12 December 1908, p. 2 A sensational suit to annul a marriage was filed in common pleas court by Bessie Parrott, by Jessie Froats, her next friend, against Harrison Parrott, Huston & Marquis are attorneys for plaintiff.  Bessie Parrott says she is under 18 years of age.  She says on Oct. 1, 1908, Harrison Parrott procured from the probate court a marriage license authorizing him to become united in marriage with Bessie Froats.  She charges that for the purpose of securing the license he falsely and fraudulently represented that she was 18 years of age on Sept. 18, 1908, when he well knew she would be of the age of fourteen on Oct. 18, 1908;  that he falsely swore that he was of the age of 21 years on Sept. 3, 1908, when he was only 19.  The plaintiff says Parrott threatened her and Jesse Froats with bodily harm if they take any action to have the alleged marriage set aside and that they are afraid to have him about the premises where they reside.  The plaintiff further says she has no means for her support or no means with which to employ counsel.  She says he is an able bodied man and capable of earning good wages as a laborer.  She prays that the alleged marriage be set aside;  that a  temporary restraining order be issued to prevent Parrott form interfering with her or Jesse Froats and that he may be ordered to pay money into court for her support.
PAULALION Semi-Weekly News:  23 November 1897, Vol. 13, No. 94 In probate court Leota May Paulalion, by her attorneys, Bell & Brinkerhoff, has filed a petition for divorce from Francis N. Paulalion.  The plaintiff states that she was married to defendant May 24, 1895.  They have one child, Charles R. Paulalion.  The plaintiff says that the defendant has been guilty of gross neglect of duty toward her;  that he abandoned her and has never returned to her since Aug. 23, 1895;  that she was compelled to go to a hospital in Toledo where she was ill for four months and that defendant did not come to her nor contribute to her expenses or support and that until she regained her health she was dependent on relatives for support.  She asks to be divorced from defendant;  that she be decreed custody of their child and that she be awarded reasonable alimony and for such other relief as may be proper.
PEELER [Richland Shield & Banner:  23 January 1892] Sunday.  Judge May yesterday afternoon ... Maggie Peeler was given a decree dissolving the marital relations between herself and her spouse, E.W.  They had one child which was placed in the custody of the mother.  The plaintiff was allowed $500 alimony.s 
PEFFER [Mansfield Herald:  02 September 1886] Through her attorney, I.W. Littler, Mrs. Ella Peffer has filed a petition in common pleas court for divorce from her husband, Albert Peffer, on the grounds of habitual drunkenness, failure to provide and extreme cruelty.  She alleges that he called her vile names, struck her with his fist and knocked her on the floor and choked her, besides threatening to shoot her with a revolver.  In consequence of his profligacy and dissipation she has been compelled to live upon the charity of friends.  She asks for divorce and restoration to her maiden name, Ella Rittman.  The parties were married January 14th., 1883.
PETERMAN [Mansfield Shield:  01 February 2013] Winifred M. Peterman has filed suit in probate court against her husband, George R. Peterman of the Chicago Handle Bar Company at Shelby, for a divorce, alimony for the sustenance of their child during the pendency of the suit.  She also wants him to be prohibited from disposing of any of his personal property or drawing his wages from the Handle company while this suit is pending.  They were married in Shelby, February 4, 1911, of which marriage one son, George C., aged 10 months, was born.  Her ground for divorce are extreme cruelty and gross neglect of duty. 
PIERSON  [Mansfield Herald:  18 April 1889] Mary Pierson wants a divorce from her husband, Henry C. Pierson.  They were married ____r 11, 1881.  Wilful absence.
PLANK  [Ohio Liberal:  17 September 1879] The case of John Plank vs. Hattie M. Plank, for divorce, has been dismissed for want of prosecution.
POTH  [Richland Shield & Banner:  05 December 1891] Monday.  Adam Poth, by his attorney, H.P. Sewell, has filed a petition in Common Pleas court for divorce from his wife, Katherine Poth.  In his petition the plaintiff states that they were married November 20, 1888, in this city.  Within a few days after the marriage Mrs. Poth left her husband and went to Cleveland, where she is now living with a brother.  The plaintiff also states that he had been during the time they lived together, a kind and considerate husband.  The defendant's maiden name was Goss and her relatives at present live in Cleveland.  The plaintiff is a saloon-keeper on North Main Street.
POTH [Richland Shield & Banner:  20 February 1892] Tuesday.  In Common Pleas court last evening Adam Poth was granted a divorce from his wife, Catharine Poth.  The plaintiff alleged that they were married on Nov. 14, 1888, and two weeks after the marriage Catharine walked out of the house and "she never came back".
PRATOR [Mansfield News:  02 August 1899] In probate court Hattie A. Prator, by her attorney, R.E. Hutchison, has begun action against Brunor Prator for divorce.  She states that she was married to the defendant March 28, 1898, at Findlay and that there are no children of the marriage.  She alleges that he has failed and neglected to provide for her support and was guilty of extreme cruelty to her July 4, 1898, and at other times by threats and acts.  She also claims that he habitually indulged in profane, obscene and insulting language toward her.  She asks that she may be divorced from defendant and restored to her maiden name, Hattie Jones.
PRICE [Richland Shield & Banner:  09 January 1892] Saturday.  Bessie H. Price has filed a petition in Common Pleas Court for divorce from her husband, George F. Price.  They were married July 3rd., 1888, one child, a 3-years-old boy, being born unto them.  She charges neglect to provide and cruelty and asks that the defendant be enjoined from interfering with the custody of the child, which he threatens Judge May granted the injunction.

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[Richland Shield & Banner:  12 March 1892] Friday.  In Common Pleas court this afternoon Judge Wolfe granted Bessie H. Price a divorce from her husband, George F. Price.  The allegations were absence and extreme cruelty.  The plaintiff was given the custody of their child.  Mrs. Price is a resident of North Mulberry Street and was married to the defendant on July 3rd., 1888.
PURDY [Richland Shield & Banner:  01 July 1893] Saturday.  Louisa Purdy, by her attorneys, Laser & Bricker, has filed suit in Common Pleas court against her husband, Wm. Purdy, to whom she was married, February 13, 1889, for divorce and alimony.  Three children were born to Mr. & Mrs. Purdy.  The plaintiff charges her husband with assault with intent to kill.  the parties live in the country.
RAMBO [Mansfield News:  31 July 1899] In probate court Anna Rambo, by her attorneys, Bowers & Black, has filed suit for divorce from Albert Rambo.  Plaintiff states that she was married to defendant Dec. 29, 1897, and of this marriage there is one child, Elwood Remy Rambo, less than a year old.  She says that defendant has been guilty of gross neglect of duty, toward her, that he has refused to provide her with the common necessities of life, and that because of his idleness and profligacy she left him, whereupon he immediately secured employment, but as soon as she came back to live with him again, refused to work, but went to work after she again left him.  She also alleges that he was abusive to her and threatened to do bodily harm.  She asks for divorce and for the care, custody and control of the child.
RAND [Mansfield Daily Shield:  04 November 1910] Myrtle Rand has been granted a divorce in probate court from Walter A. Rand.  The plaintiff is decreed the exclusive custody, care and control of their child Roy Rand and he is enjoined from in any manner interfering with such custody or control until further order of the court.
RATHBURN [Richland Shield & Banner:  19 September 1891, Vol. LXXIV, No. 17] Saturday.  Amanda Rathburn from W.H. Rathburn, on the charge of desertion.  .... it was proven that the defendant desired to bring his daughter-in-law to his house and cohabit with her, and as his wife objected, he left his lawful spouse and has been living at Jerry Ransom's.  The old man is the father of eight children.
REDMAN [Mansfield Daily Shield:  29 May 1909] Lizzie Redman has been granted a divorce from Frank Redman on the grounds of gross neglect.  She was restored to her maiden name of Lizzie Howell.
REINING Semi-Weekly News:  23 July 1897, Vol. 13, No. 59 In probate court Thursday morning, Jacob Reining, by his attorney, T.Y. McCray, filed a petition against his wife, Allie M. Reining, for divorce.  The plaintiff says that he was married to defendant at Mansfield, Dec. 30, 1885.  They have one child, Walter Reining.  The petition states that for more than three years past the defendant has been guilty of gross neglect of duty toward plaintiff by reason of her willful failure and neglect to cook and take care of plaintiff's home, house and clothing;  that he has been compelled to get his own meals, while defendant was running over the town.  The petition also states that the defendant on or about July 15, 1896, was guilty of adultery with an unknown man in plaintiff's own house;  that defendant has been guilty of adultery with different men in Mansfield.  The plaintiff states that since he learned of the aforesaid acts he has refused to live with and cohabit with her and that for some the defendant has been and is now living in Wooster in adultery with a man whose name is unknown to plaintiff.  the plaintiff asks to be divorced from said defendant and asks for the custody of the child.
REIST [Mansfield News:  26 June 1901, Vol. 17, No. 99] Some time ago Judge Brinkerhoff granted a divorce in the case of Henry C. Reist vs. Nancy J. Reist in probate court.  Today an entry was put on the records to the effect that the wife be granted $30 alimony, this matter having been left for adjustment between the parties
REMMY [Mansfield News:  23 August 1899] Mary Elizabeth Remmy, by her attorneys, Maguire & Galbraith, has begun suit in probate court against Henry William Remmy for divorce.  The parties were married March 24, 1870, at Mansfield.  Six children were born of the marriage of whom three are minors.  The plaintiff alleges that her husband has been guilty of extreme cruelty in that Aug. 21, 1899, at their home on Glessner Avenue, he struck the plaintiff with a piece of wood, thereby causing a deep wound, used violent and abusive language, called the plaintiff bad names without cause or provocation on her part and at divers other times said defendant has been guilty of acts of extreme cruelty.  The plaintiff further says tat her husband has been guilty of habitual drunkenness for over three years last past.  The plaintiff also declares that the defendant has been guilty of gross neglect of duty in that he has wholly failed to provide for the plaintiff and their children for more than three years last past.  That he has lived separate and apart from them, occupying separate rooms and that the plaintiff has been compelled and has during said time, wholly provided for herself and her family through her own exertions and labor.  All this time the defendant has been fully able to support his family.  The plaintiff says that her husband is the owner of lot No. 1570, on Glessner Avenue in Mansfield.  The plaintiff in the case asks that she may be given a divorce, reasonable alimony and also that she may be given the custody of the minor children.
RHOADES [Richland Shield & Banner:  16 January 1892] Saturday.  In Common Pleas court this afternoon, Judge May granted Frances Rhoades a divorce from her husband, Henry, on the grounds if willful absence.
RICHELL [Mansfield (OH) Daily Shield:  23 April 1909] William Richell who is working for the B.&O. at Lexington was served with notice yesterday by Sheriff Baer of a divorce suit brought by his wife, Mary Richell, at Caldwell, Noble County.  The wife also asks for reasonable alimony and custody of their minor child.
RIDDLE [Mansfield Herald:  09 May 1889] Cora C. Riddle asks for divorce from Wm. Riddle, and maiden name on the grounds of cruelty, willful absence and failure to provide.  They were married Nov. 26, 1884, in Chicago.
RIDENOUR [Mansfield News:  02 June 1899] Rollin L. Ridenour, by his attorney, Clark B. Hines, has begun suit in probate court for divorce from Hannah E. Ridenour.  The parties were married at Mansfield July 31, 1895.  There are no children.  The plaintiff alleges that on Dec. 17, 1896, the defendant ordered him to leave and by her conduct drove him from their home and that the defendant has ever since that time wholly refused and neglected to cohabit with the plaintiff and the defendant has been guilty of gross neglect of duty toward the plaintiff for more than two years last past.  The plaintiff therefore asks that he may be divorced and asks such other relief as the court may deem proper.
RIGGS [Ohio Liberal:  26 November 1879] Cathrine W. Riggs, petitions for a divorce from George Riggs, to whom she was married on the 5th. day of May, 1874.  The defendant she claims has been guilty of extreme cruelty toward her, and for that reason she prays for a divorce and alimony.
RININGER Semi-Weekly News:  08 October 1897, Vol. 13, No. 81 Alverda M. Rininger by her attorneys, Laser & Huston, has filed suit in probate court against John F. Rininger, for divorce.  The parties were married Sept. 17, 1890.  The plaintiff alleges gross neglect of duty in not furnishing her with support.  She asks divorce and restoration to her maiden name.
RITCHEY [Richland Shield & Banner:  24 October 1891] Saturday.  In Common Pleas court this afternoon a divorce was granted Lydia A. Ritchey from her husband, James Ritchey, on the grounds of adultery.
RITCHIE [Richland Shield & Banner:  12 September 1891, Vol. LXXIV, No. 16] Lydia A. Ritchie, of this city, has filed a petition in Common Pleas court for divorce from her husband, James Ritchie, n the charge of cruelty.  It will be remembered that it was reported several months ago that Ritchie had abandoned his wife and had eloped with another married woman in this city.  Ritchie is at present in the city, but is not living with his wife.
RITCHIE [Richland Shield & Banner:  07 January 1893] Friday.  In Common Pleas court this afternoon, Mrs. Katharine Ritchie, of Sturges Avenue, filed petition for divorce from her husband, ex-Sheriff James Ritchie.  The plaintiff says they were married on April 1, 1869, and have had seven children, all now living.  On Dec. 26, 1889, the defendant abandoned his wife, going to Toledo, where he is now employed at the carpenter trade.  Mrs. Ritchie also asks for quieting of her title to lot 1919 in this city, which is in her name and in which the defendant is entitled to a dower.
ROBERTS [Richland Shield & Banner:  27 August 1892] Thursday.  In Common Pleas court this morning by her attorneys, Skiles & Skiles, Mrs. Julia Roberts, of Shelby, filed a petition for divorce from her husband, James Roberts.  The plaintiff says they were married on July 22, 1891, and have no children.  She alleges that on January 14, 1892, at Columbiana, O., the defendant in a certain house of ill repute, known as the Flick house, committed adultery with an inmate named Flick and that on the above date the defendant abandoned plaintiff.  She asks for divorce and restoration of maiden name.
ROBERTS [Richland Shield & Banner:  28 January 1893] Saturday.  In common pleas court this afternoon in the case of Jlia Roberts vs. James Roberts, Judge Wolfe granted the plaintiff a divorce and restoration to her maiden name.  The parties were married during the summer of 1891 at Shelby and the plaintiff charged that James had a penchant for women of loose character and failed to provide for her.  Roberts is now living in Dayton.
ROBINSON [Mansfield News:  25 July 1899] In common pleas court, Ida M. Robinson, by her attorneys, Weaver & McClellan, has filed suit against William W. Robinson for divorce.  Plaintiff states that they were married May 23, 1891.  There is one son, William Ray Robinson, born Oct. 18, 1894.  She alleges that July 22, 1899, defendant was guilty of extreme cruelty to her.  The plaintiff further says that for more than three years past the defendant has filed and willfully neglected to provide her with the necessaries of life, so that she has been compelled to live upon the charity of friends.  She asks to be divorced from defendant, for reasonable alimony and for the custody of her minor child.
ROBINSON [Mansfield Herald:  08 April 1886] Addie Robinson was granted a divorce on Saturday in common pleas court from her husband, Robert H. Robinson, on the grounds of cruelty, adultery and habitual drunkenness.   She was restored to her maiden name, Addie McNeily, and was allowed $200 alimony.  The petition was filed September 19th. by her attorneys Jenner, Tracy & Laser.
RODOCKER [Richland Shield & Banner:  01 October 1892] Saturday.  Charles Rodocker, confined in the county jail on the charge of complicity in the Bellville burglaries, realizes that misfortunes never come singly.  This afternoon his wife, Olly Rodocker, by her attorneys, McCray & Robison, filed a petition in Common Pleas court for divorce from him.  The plaintiff says they were married on Feb. 10, 1892, and that on March 15th. the defendant choked her and beat her so that she was compelled to go to a neighbor's house for protection.  She further says that on March 24th. the defendant accompanied Kate Green to Bucyrus and at a hotel in that place and other places committed adultery with the Green woman.  W.L. Sewell, Rodocker's guardian, has property belonging to his ward and on application an order was granted restraining the guardian from disposing of the defendant's property.
ROESSER [Mansfield Daily Shield:  23 October 1908, p. 2] Lewis Roesser has been granted a divorce in probate court from Johanna Roesser on the grounds of gross neglect of duty.
ROSE  [Ohio Liberal:  17 September 1879] Clara A. Rose vs. Walter B. Rose, divorce granted
ROSS [Richland Shield & Banner:  23 January 1892] Monday. Agatha Ross and Edward Ross were married in this city Jan. 5th., 1887.  She field petition for divorce in Common Pleas court today, alleging extreme cruelty.  She asks for divorce, restoration of former name and reasonable alimony.  Henry & Reed are her attorneys.

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[Richland Shield & Banner:  18 June 1892] Sunday.  Agatha Ross filed a petition in Common Pleas court last evening for divorce from her husband, Edward Ross.  The plaintiff says they were married in this city in January, 1887.  No children have been born unto them.  Cruelty is the allegation upon which the petition is based.

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[Richland Shield & Banner:  24 September 1892] Thursday.  In Common Pleas court this morning Judge Wolfe granted Agatha Ross a divorce from her husband, Edward O. Ross, on the grounds of extreme cruelty.

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 [Ohio Liberal:  17 September 1879] A divorce case is to be disposed of this week, in which the plaintiff, Wm. Ross, is seventy years of age, and the defendant, Jane Ross, is nearly as old.
ROWALT

Semi-Weekly News:  01 June 1897, Vol. 13, No. 44

In probate court Friday morning Charles B. Rowalt was granted a divorce from Margaret A. Rowalt by Judge Brinkerhoff.
ROWE [Mansfield Daily Shield:  12 May 1905] Rebecca J. Rowe, by her attorney, Robert B. McCrory, as filed in probate court petition for divorce from William Rowe, with whom she was united in marriage, Aug. 18, 1895, in Union County, Ohio.  Of this marriage was born Vivian Rowe, aged 2 years and 5 months.  Mrs. Rowe alleges that defendant has been guilty of extreme cruelty to her;  that on or about Aug. 25, 1904, he struck her with his fist;  in April, 1904 he choked her and at divers other times before this he struck and beat her, she says.  He also swore at her and called her vile names she claims.  She further says that he has been guilty of habitual drunkenness for more than three years last past and that he has failed to provide her and their child with the necessities of life.  She asks for divorce from defendant, reasonable alimony, restoration to her maiden name, Rebecca J. Spohn;  the custody of the child and alimony pending suit.  The Pennsylvania Company owes defendant, she says.  She asks that the company be enjoyed from paying him the money and that it be paid into court;  that defendant be enjoined from interfering with her in any manner whatsoever.
RUHL [Mansfield Daily Shield:  07 November 1910] Davis M. Ruhl, through attorneys Douglass & Robison, has filed suit for divorce in probate court from Eva J. Ruhl.  They were married March 14, 1899, and one child Forest A. between three and four years of age was born of the marriage.  The husband charges gross neglect and extreme cruelty.
RUNYAN [Richland Shield & Banner:  31 October 1891] Monday.  Ida Runyan filed a petition in Common Pleas court today for divorce from her husband, Robert Runyan, on the charge of willful absence and drunkenness.  They were married in this city in 1875 and have one child living, Harry, aged 14.

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[Richland Shield & Banner:  16 January 1892] Saturday.  Ida Runyan was given a divorce from Robert, for neglecting to provide.
RUSSELL [Mansfield Herald:  04 November 1886] Some time ago J.W. Russell, who lives in this county, near Lexington, applied for a divorce from his wife on account of willful absence.  He claimed that a few weeks after his marriage his wife left his bed and board and did not return.  The divorce was granted (in the) court of Common Pleas October 23.  Russell got his decree in the afternoon of Saturday, in (the) presence of his attorney.  As soon as the decree was granted, he asked his counsel if a marriage license could be procured in the same room.  He was told no, and directed to the probate judge's office, where a license was granted to J.W. Russell and Nora L. Carr.  Russell went home and Sunday afternoon the wedding took place.  Monday, just twenty-four hours after the wedding, a physician was called to the bed of the twenty-four hours' old bride, Mrs. Russell, and she presented her husband with a twelve-pound boy.  Verily this is an age of progress.  Wo can beat this record?
RUTLEDGE [Richland Shield & Banner:  07 May 1892] Tuesday.  The whereabouts of Robert Britton Rutledge, who is defendant in a divorce case filed Saturday evening, were ascertained this morning.  Rutledge is in the standing army, being stationed in the barracks at Ft. Worth, Tex.

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Sunday.  Alice Rutledge, by her attorney, T.R. Robison, last evening filed a petition in Common Pleas court for divorce from her husband, Robert Britton Rutledge.  They were married at Carrollton, Ohio, Dec. 30, 1891, and the plaintiff charges neglect and failure to provide.
SAMPLE [Richland Shield & Banner:  30 July 1892] Wednesday.  Emma Sample, by her attorneys, Cummings & McBride, today filed a petition in Common Pleas court for divorce from her husband, Wm. H. Sample.  The plaintiff says they were married at Pittsburg, Pa., on November 22, 1871, and that they have three children.  She says the "sample" was bad, as he has been drunk for the past three years.  She asks divorce and custody of the two sons.
SCHAFER [Mansfield (OH) Daily Shield:  13 April 1909] In the divorce case of Nickolaus Schafer vs. Amelia Schafer a journal entry has been filed in probate court stating that they have agreed on the sum of $25, the amount of the alimony to be paid the wife pending the hearing of the case.
SCHMIDT Semi-Weekly News:  14 December 1897, Vol. 13, No. 100 Minnie D. Schmidt, by her attorneys, Jenner, Jenner & Weldon, filed suit for divorce from John Schmidt.  The parties were married Sept. 23, 1895.  There is one child.  The plaintiff alleges that he first assaulted and then abandoned her.  She asks that she be given suitable alimony.

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[Ohio Liberal:  20 August 1879] Anna C. Schmidt is the plaintiff and Frederick W. Schmidt the defendant in a divorce case to be tried at the next term of the Common Pleas Court.  This couple were married in 1842 at Crostona, Principality of Bromberg in Prussia.  Nine years ago the husband left his wife and has not been heard from since, and now the wife prays for a divorce on account of desertion.  Stevenson & McCrory attorneys for plaintiff.

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[Mansfield Shield:  29 January 1913] Margaret Schmidt has been granted a divorce from her husband, Charles Schmidt by Judge Cummins in probate court.  The court found Mr. Schmidt guilty of habitual drunkenness for the past three years.  He is a owner of log number 167 in this city and is also divested and barred of any right title interest or dower in real estate.  She also gets all personal property and is to pay him the sum of $800 within sixty days.  Until then it shall become a lien on the property.  Defendant pays the cost of the suit.
SCHNARR [Richland Shield & Banner:  10 September 1892] Wednesday.  Mrs. Alice Schnarr, by her attorneys, Seward & Bricker, has filed a petition in Common Pleas court for divorce from her husband, John Schnarr, who is at present languishing in the city prison on the charge of abusing his wife.  The plaintiff says she was married to the defendant in this city on March 4th., 1892.  Extreme cruelty is charged in that on Sept. 4th. defendant threw plaintiff out of their house, corner of Olive and North Diamond Streets, and on the following day choked her and threatened to kill her.  As plaintiff fears defendant may do her bodily harm she asks also for an order restraining defendant from calling upon her, which was granted by Judge Wolfe.  Mrs. Schnarr has three children by a former marriage and since she has been married to Schnarr has been compelled to support the family.
SCHOTT [Mansfield Herald:  15 February 1889] Sophia Scott has sued for divorce from Adam Schott, on account of non-support for three years.  They were married December 3d., 1884.  Bradford & Moorehouse are her attorneys.
SCHROAER [Ohio Liberal:  16 July 1879] Elizabeth Schroaer has filed her petition in the Clerk's office in the Court of Common Pleas, of this county, praying for a divorce from Jacob Schroaer on account of desertion.  Dirlam & Leyman are attorneys for plaintiff.
SCHROEDER [Mansfield Daily Shield:  28 May 1909, p. 4] David Schroeder will take notice that on the 21st. day of May, 1909, Mae Schroeder filed her petition in Probate Court of Richland County, Ohio, against him praying for a divorce, alimony, custody and children and an order for their maintenance upon the grounds of habitual drunkenness of the said David Schroeder for over thee years last past and of his gross neglect of duty to plaintiff and said children.  Said petition will be for hearing six weeks and one day after the date of first date of publication of this notice, and if answer is not filed by said date the petition will be taken as confessed by the court.  May 21, 1909.  -- James W. Gailbraith, Attorney for Plaintiff.

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[Mansfield (OH) Daily Shield: 22 May 1909] Mae Schroeder, through Attorney J.W. Galbraith has filed suit for divorce in probate court from David Schroeder.  They were married Nov. 22, 1904 and two children are now living, Addison Schroeder, aged 21 months on April 17, 1909, and Geraldine Schroeder, aged five months on April 15, 1909.  The wife first charges habitual drunkenness for more than three years past.  She further charges gross neglect.  Mrs. Schroeder says that on Nov. 11, 1908, her husband, while she was in a delicate condition, grossly abused her by using vile and abusive language to her.  She further charges that on that date he left her and their home, telling her at the time that he would never live with her again.  She says he has since remained away from her and their children and has utterly failed and neglected to contribute anything  toward their support although she says he is a strong and robust man.  She says she always conducted herself as a true and faithful wife and gave him no provocation and his actions.  Mrs. Schroeder prays for divorce, custody and reasonable alimony.
SCHROER [Ohio Liberal:  24 September 1879] A divorce was granted Elizabeth Schroer from Jaocb Schroer in the Court of Common Pleas Tuesday morning.  Three hundred dollars alimony was awarded.
SCHULER [Ohio Liberal:  24 July 1878] Jane E. Schuler has filed a petition in the Clerk's office, Richland County, Ohio, praying that she may be divorced from Ferdinand Schuler.  In her petition he avers that she was married to Ferdinand Schuler on or about the 12th. day of April, 1863, at Covington, Ky., and that by said marriage, while living with said Ferdinand Schuler, she had four children, the oldest being 13 years old, and the youngest 4 years old.  She further says that said Ferdinand Schuler has been willfully absent from her more than three years last past, without any cause or justification thereof on her part.  She prays that the custody of her children may be decreed to her, and that she may be restored to her maiden name of Jane E. Fitting.  Geddes, Fink & Geddes, attorneys for plaintiff.
SCOTT Semi-Weekly News:  16 July 1897, Vol. 13, No. 57 Jennie V. Scott by her attorneys, Bradford & Moorhouse, has filed suit in common pleas court against John M. Scott for divorce.  The parties were married Sept. 28, 1886.  There is one child Paul Scott, now aged 9 years.  The plaintiff charges that for more than three years the defendant has failed and neglected to provide her with the common necessaries of life and that she has been compelled to live upon the charity of others because of the idleness, profligacy and dissipation of her husband.  The plaintiff asks that she be granted a divorce the custody of the child and such other relief as the court may deem proper.
SEVERNS  [Ohio Liberal:  17 September 1879] Delavan C. Severns vs. Agnes Severns, divorce granted
SEYMOUR [Richland Shield & Banner:  28 January 1893] Friday.  James H. Seymour and wife, of No. 2 Chestnut Street, who Wednesday evening agreed to disagree and separate, last evening held another consultation, settled their differences and concluded to again live together.  B.S. Lawrence for whom a warrant was issued yesterday on the charge of carrying concealed weapons with which he threatened Mr. Seymour, his step-father, with violence, did not appear in police court last night, as the charges were withdrawn by the complainant and their family difficulties have now been satisfactorily settled.
SHAFER [Mansfield Herald:  03 June 1886] In common pleas court Saturday Judge Jabez Dickey granted a divorce to Mary M. Shafer from Jacob J. Shafer of Perry Township on the grounds of extreme cruelty and gross neglect of duty.  Douglass & Douglass appeared for the plaintiff.  Judgment was rendered against the defendant for costs, he being in default for answer.
SHARP [Mansfield News:  no date] Almeda Sharp vs. E.L. Sharp;  clipping
SHAW [Mansfield News: 06 June 1901, Vol. 17, No. 82] In probate court, Judge Brinkerhoff has granted Nettie Shaw a divorce from Jonathan Shaw.  The parties resided in this city.
SHAW [Richland Shield & Banner:  24 October 1891] Monday.  In Common Pleas court Saturday in the divorce case of E.B. Shaw vs. Ellen Shaw, the defendant was granted alimony in the sum of $50 with which to secure an attorney for the defense.  The case will be heard in the next term of court.
SHIVELY Butler Enterprise:  25 December 1903 as reprinted from the Mansfield News. Edith Shively has begun suit in probate court against Andrew Shively for divorce.  the parties were married Oct. 2, 1902.  There are no children born of the marriage.  The plaintiff alleges that on or about Oct. 4, 1903, the defendant was guilty of extreme cruelty toward plaintiff in this, to-wit:  That he choked her and struck her with his fist and otherwise maltreated her.  She further alleges that she has almost wholly from the time of her marriage, failed and refused to give her even ordinary support, although during all of this time he has amply able so to do.  She further alleges that she has always conducted herself to her husband in a proper manner.  Wherefore she prays that she may be divorced from this defendant and reporsted to her maiden name, Edith Smith, and for all further and proper relief.
SHULTZ Mansfield News:  14 June 1901, Vol. 17, No. 89 Mary D. Shultz, by her attorneys, McCray & McCray, has begun suit against Frank L. Shultz for divorce.  The parties were married at Mansfield in Richland County, Nov. 13, 1895, and that she has always conducted herself as a faithful wife.  The plaintiff alleges that the defendant, disregarding his duties as a husband towards said plaintiff, has been willfully absent from said plaintiff for more than three years last without any cause of justification, therefore on the part of the plaintiff.  That during the wedlock there was born to said parties a daughter, Rhea Fay Shultz, now about 4 years of age.  The plaintiff prays that she may be divorced from said defendant and awarded the care, custody and education of the said Rhea Fay Shultz, her daughter, and prays for such other relief as is deemed proper.
SHUTTERA Mansfield Daily Shield:  28 July 1906 Mary E. Shuttera by her attorney, has filed action in probate court against Christian W. Shuttera and the Barnes Manufacturing company for divorce, alimony, custody of child and injunction.  The plaintiff sets forth that she was united in marriage with defendant Oct. 15, 1903.  Of this marriage is living Christian Carl Shuttera, aged about 15 months.  She alleges that defendant has used profane, insulting and abusive language to her to the extent that it has affected her health.  She alleges that in November, 1903, he pointed a loaded revolver at her and then at himself and threatened to kill "some one".  She says that at various other times he has carried a loaded revolver which he has flourished around.  In July, 1906, she says he came to her bed, shook his fist at her and threatened her.  She alleges that he is guilty of <<missing text>>.
SICKINGER [Richland Shield & Banner:  12 March 1892] Friday.  In common pleas court last evening, Florence Sickinger was granted a divorce from her husband, Frank Sickinger.  The charges preferred were willful absence and failure to provide the necessaries of life.
SLAYBAUGH Semi-Weekly News: 30 July 1897, Vol. 13, No. 61 Henrietta Slaybaugh, by her attorneys Skiles & Skiles, has filed a petition in probate court against Franklin Slaybaugh for divorce.  The parties were married May 16, 1867.  there is one child, now of age.  The plaintiff alleges that her husband has deserted her for more than three years and also that he has refused and failed to provide her with the necessaries of life.  The plaintiff asks that she be given a divorce, alimony and such other relief as the court may deem proper.
SMITH Semi-Weekly News:  23 November 1897, Vol. 13, No. 94 Lois J. Smith, by her attorneys, Brucker & Cummins, has filed a suit in common pleas court against John E. Smith for divorce and alimony.  The First National Bank of Plymouth, and David Ozier are also made defendants in the case.  The parties in the suit are among the most wealthy and influential people of Shiloh and are known throughout the county.  The petition is rather sensational from the fact that Mr. & Mrs. Smith have always gotten along well together.  The parties were married Oct. 27, 1861.  The children born of the marriage are as follows:  Jennie Kirkpatrick, aged 32 years, Irene Douglass, aged 29 years, Mary Smith, aged 27 years, James Smith, aged 25 years, Harrison D. Smith, aged 19 years, Carrie Smith, aged 16 years, Arthur Smith, aged 13, Lucy Smith, aged 11 years, Jessie Smith, aged eight years.  The plaintiff says that her husband has been guilty of extreme cruelty to her.  That Nov. 16, 1897, he threatened to shoot the plaintiff, abused her and called her harsh names.  That she is afraid he will carry out his threat to kill her.  She says further that the acts of cruelty were committed by him without cause.  The plaintiff says that her husband owns a valuable farm in Cass Twp., that he has a vast amount of personal property and has considerable money in different banks, among which are the First National Bank, of Plymouth, and the Exchange Bank, of Shiloh.  Mrs. Smith says that her husband threatens to sell and transfer his property to other persons.  She asks for a restraining order and also that she be given a divorce, suitable alimony and custody of the children.  Judge Brinkerhoff, in the absence of the common pleas judge, granted a temporary restraining order. 
SMITH Semi-Weekly News:  07 December 1897, Vol. 13, No. 98 A few days ago Louise J. Smith filed suit in common pleas court against John E. Smith for divorce and alimony.  The parties are wealthy people of Shiloh.  Upon motion of the plaintiff's attorneys, Brucker & Cummins, Judge Wolfe allowed Mrs. Smith $125 alimony pending the trial of the case.  The property of the defendant in the case is rated at from $50,000 to $60,000.
SMITH Semi-Weekly News:  31 December 1897, Vol. 13, No. 105 Judge Allen of the probate court has been requested to forward to Mansfield his bill of costs in the case of Lois Smith vs. John Smith.  It is understood that the case is to be dismissed by consent of parties.  This is a divorce and alimony case first begun in the common pleas court of Richland County.  The case was dismissed by consent and a new action was begun in the probate court of that county.  An affidavit alleging lack of confidence in the judge was filed and the case was sent to the Licking County probate court on a change of venue.  It is said a settlement has been affected.  [Reprinted from the Newark (OH) Advocate]
SMITH [Mansfield (OH) Daily Shield:  31 March 1909] Minerva Smith through Attorney G.W. Coble, has filed suit for divorce in probate court against Orvis A. Smith.  They were married Oct. 6, 1906 at Shelby.  The wife charges gross neglect of duty.  She says on or about Dec. 31, 1906 her husband left their home and took up his residence at East Berry, Vt. since which time she says he has not furnished her with any of the necessaries of life and that she has been wholly dependent upon her own labors for her sustenance during the period.  The wife asks for divorce and for restoration of her maiden name of Minerva Kennedy.
SMITH [Mansfield Daily Shield:  29 May 1909] Minerva Smith has been granted a divorce from Orvis A. Smith in probate court on the grounds of gross neglect of duty.  She was restored to her maiden name of Minerva Kennedy.
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SMITH [Mansfield Daily Shield:  28 November 1910] Edith Smith through Attorneys Douglass & Robison has filed suit for divorce in probate court from Harmon Smith.  They were married October 15, 1905 at Mansfield and Albert, 5 years old, and Orrville, aged 20 months, were born of this marriage.  The wife charges habitual drunkenness and gross neglect of duty.  She says he would leave their home for a week at a time telling her he was working when she says he was in Mansfield drinking and guilty of other acts of indiscretion.  Mrs. Smith says by reason of his conduct her piece of mind was destroyed and she says she was compelled to leave him.  She wants divorce, custody of the children and reasonable alimony.
SMITH [Ohio Liberal:  20 February 1878] Alice Smith has filed a petition in divorce in the Common Pleas Court of Richland County, asking that she may be divorced from Atherton Smith.  She says she was married to said Atherton Smith, on the 14th. day of August, 1870, at Clarksfield, in Huron County.  Wilful absence is the cause assigned.  W.L. Sewell is her attorney.
SNAVELY [Mansfield (OH) Daily Shield:  12 May 1909, p. 1] Daniel H. Snavely, through Attorneys W.W. Scott and A.A. Douglass, has filed suit in probate court for divorce from Anna Snavely.  They were married March 12, 1904 and no children were born of the marriage although each have children by former marriage.  <<See microfilm for remainder of this divorce filing notice>>
SONNER Semi-Weekly News:  31 August 1897, Vol. 13, No. 70 In the divorce case of Catherine L. Sonner vs. William Sonner, Judge Brinkerhoff has granted a divorce to Mrs. Sonner and property was divided.  The property was in her name.  Mr. Sonner was given $400, she receiving the rest.
SPAYDE Mansfield Daily Shield:  27 July 1906 Judge Bricker in probate court has granted a divorce to Jennie D. Spayde from Daniel Spayde on the ground of defendant's habitual drunkenness.  Plaintiff is awarded the exclusive custody and control of the children of the parties and Daniel is enjoined from interfering therewith.
SPOHN [Mansfield Daily Shield:  13 May 1905] John Spohn, by his attorneys, L.C. Mengert & H.T. Manner, has filed action in probate court for divorce from Mary E. Spohn.  Plaintiff and defendant were married Dec. 30, 1900 and there are no children.  Mr. Spohn says that on or about September 24, 1901, defendant, without any fault on his part, left plaintiff's home and has been willfully absent ever since.  He says she is guilty of gross neglect of duty in not attending to her household duties.  In common pleas court brought suit against plaintiff for alimony.  This was adjusted by plaintiff and defendant.  She has received the alimony in full and the settlement has been approved by the court.  Plaintiff asks for divorce.
SPRAGUE [Richland Shield & Banner:  02 April 1892] Monday.  In Common Pleas court this morning the divorce case of Harry A. Sprague vs. Mable Sprague, was dismissed at plaintiff's cost, as the two principals are living together again.
STEVENSON [Mansfield Herald:  14 October 1886] Mrs. Helen W. Stevenson has been granted a divorce from Andrew Stevenson on a cross petition in Franklin County common pleas court, with $100 alimony.
SWOVELAND

[Mansfield Herald:  24 June 1886]

The divorce case of Henrietta Swoveland vs. Martin L. Swoveland, which was on trial in common pleas court this week, has been dismissed by the court for want of sufficient evidence to sustain the charges.
STAHL Bellville Messenger:  10 January 1902 Mary E. Stahl has sued George E. Stahl for divorce.  They were married in Richland County, April 30, 1898, and have no children.  She charges willful absence and failure to provide, alleging that she has been compelled to live by her own exertions.  In addition defendant is charged with appropriating $50 belonging to plaintiff to his own use.  She asks divorce and restoration to her maiden name of McDaniel.  Lewis B. Houck for plaintiff.  -- reprinted from the Mt. Vernon (OH) Banner.
STAKE Bellville Messenger:  10 January 1902 Lillie A. Stake, by her attorney, W.W. Scott, has begun suit against Frank Stake for alimony.  The parties were married Aug. 3, 1901, near Butler.  The plaintiff alleges that since the marriage the defendant has been guilty of extreme cruelty toward her in this, to-wit:  That since Oct. 1, 1901, said defendant has almost constantly abused the plaintiff, calling vile names and using profane and abusive language toward her, causing plaintiff great mental suffering and fear.  That on Dec. 5, 1901, defendant became so abusive toward the defendant that she was compelled to leave her home late at night and see shelter at the home of her parents, about a mile away, for the remainder of the night.  That since about Dec. 11, 1891, the defendant would get up most every night after retiring and prowl around at all hours of the night, making peculiar noises through the house, greatly disturbing the plaintiff's rest and frightening her, said defendant giving no reason for his actions when asked by the plaintiff.  The plaintiff further says that the defendant has possession of their household goods and that he is possessed of the following property, to-wit:  Three horses, five head of cattle, sixteen head of sheep, hay, grain and farming utensils.  The plaintiff has reason to and does believe the defendant, if not restrained and enjoined forthwith upon commencement of this action, sell off or encumber the property so as to defeat plaintiff from obtaining alimony thereof for which she has no adequate remedy at law.  Wherefore the plaintiff prays that during the pendency of this cause the defendant be enjoined from in any manner destroying, injuring, selling, disposing of or attempting to sell any of the property:  that on final hearing of this cause plaintiff may be adjudged and awarded alimony, and for such other further relief as is just and equitable in the premises.  Judge Brinkerhoff allowed the temporary restraining order. 
STARTZEL Mansfield (OH) News:  01 July 1901, Vol. 17, No. 103 Daisy L. Startzel, by her attorney, R.B. McCrory, has begun suit in probate court against William H. Startzel for divorce.  The parties were married on Feb. 3, 1898.  The plaintiff alleges that the defendant was on or about March 27, 1901, guilty of extreme cruelty and that he struck her with his fist.  That on or about April 28, 1901, at about the hour of 12 o'clock at night at the Carline hotel at Huntington, W. Va., he drove her out of their room in her night clothes and she was compelled to find quarters elsewhere.  That ever since their marriage the defendant has sworn at, cursed and abused the plaintiff.  Defendant for more than three years last past has failed and willfully neglected to supply plaintiff with the common necessities of life so that she has been compelled to live upon the charity of relatives and upon her own exertions, he having the ability to do so, being in constant receipt of a good income all of the time.  Wherefore plaintiff prays that she may be divorced from the defendant and restored to her maiden name Daisy L. St. John and that she may be decreed reasonable alimony and for such other relief as the court may deem proper.
STAUFFER Mansfield (OH) Daily Shield: 22 May 1905, p. 6 Jennie Stauffer by her attorneys, Douglass & Mengert, today filed action in probate court against Ulysses Stauffer for divorce and injunction.

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Mansfield (OH) Daily Shield: 26 May 1905 In the probate court case of Jennie Stauffer vs. Ulysses Stauffer, the defendant by his attorneys, Seward & Bricker, has filed his answer in which he says that plaintiff runs around and associates with strange men, often staying and remaining away from defendant, her home, and her children, until midnight and later, that she has frequently been intoxicated and at times returned to her home, husband and children in a helpless state of intoxication.  Defendant further alleges that she has generally neglected to attend to her household duties or to care for her children as a loving mother ought to do, that she has often he has been compelled to prepare his own meals, that she has struck and beat him until the blood flowed, that she has been in the habit of cursing and swearing at him and calling him vile, vulgar and indecent names.  Judge Bricker allowed Mrs. Stauffer $25 as alimony pending suit and has ordered defendant to pay that amount into court on or before June 8, next.
STEINBRUCK [Mansfield News:  25 June 1901, Vol. 17, No. 98] In probate court Judge Brinkerhoff has granted a divorce in the case of Otto G. Steinbruck vs. Orpha May Steinbruck.  The parties to this case reside in Shelby.  The plaintiff sued his wife for divorce, alleging adultery.  The defendant by her attorneys, Skiles & Skiles, filed a cross petition alleging gross neglect of duty and a few other things.  The wife was granted the divorce on the cross petition and was given the custody of the child.  The husband did not appear in court.
STEVENS Mansfield News:  09 May 1901, Vol. 17, No. 59 Vesta Stevens, by her attorney, Clark B. Hines, has begun suit in probate court against Llewellyn Stevens for divorce.  The parties were married at Shiloh in Richland County, Ohio, April 24, 1899.  There are no children.  The plaintiff alleges that the defendant has been guilty of gross neglect of duty toward her in that by reason of his idleness and dissipation, he has willfully failed and neglected to provide the plaintiff with food and clothing and the common necessaries of life, so that she has been compelled to live by her own exertion and labor and on the assistance and charity rendered by her relatives, although he was fully able to support her.  The plaintiff therefore asks that she may be divorced from the defendant, that she may be restored to her maiden name, Vesta Fralic, and for such other and further relief as the court may deem proper in the case.
STEWART

Semi-Weekly News:  19 March 1897, Vol. 13, No. 23

The case of Ada B. Stewart vs. Dr. J.S. Stewart for divorce and alimony which was tried before Judge Wolfe in common pleas court some time ago and created a big sensation, has been appealed to circuit court so far as the alimony feature is concerned.  LaDow and Marriott are the attorneys for the plaintiff.  In the lower court, divorce and alimony were returned.  The divorce feature of the suit is not appealable.
STOBER

Semi-Weekly News:  12 February 1897, Vol. 13, No. 13

Mary Stober, by her attorney, J.C. Laser, has filed suit in probate court against William H.S. Stober for divorce.  The parties were married Oct. 12, 1892.  There are two children, Roy, aged three years, and Levi, aged two years.  The plaintiff avers that her husband has been guilty of extreme cruelty toward her.  That on Jan. 9, 1897, he struck her with his fist and called her vile names.  Further that she was possessed of some household goods, stock and other personal property, and that when he finally abandoned her he attempted to appropriate this property, a part of which was her sole means of support.  The plaintiff asks that the defendant be enjoined from disposing of this property until this case is settled.  Also that she be given divorce, alimony and such other relief as the court may deem proper.
STOODT Mansfield News:  14 June 1901, Vol. 17, No. 89 In probate court today, Judge Brinkerhoff granted Lizzie Stoodt a divorce from her husband, Delwin Stoodt.  The divorce case was originally begun by the husband, but the wife submitted a cross-petition and the divorce was given to her.  The custody of the two-year-old child was also given to the wife.  W.F. Voegele, Jr. was the attorney for the wife.
STRAUGH [Richland Shield & Banner:  03 December 1892] In Common Pleas court Emmer Straugh, by his attorneys, Laser & Bricker, has filed a petition for divorce from his wife, Mary Etta Straugh.  The plaintiff says he was married to the defendant on April 21, 1890.  The allegations are adultery.  The plaintiff, Emmer Straugh, has been indicted by the grand jury of the county on the charge of bigamy, but at present is out on bail.  His trial comes off at the present term of court.  It is alleged that on Sept. 20, 1891, he married a young lady in this city while wife No. 1, from whom he seeks divorce, was still living.
STUMP Semi-Weekly News:  14 December 1897, Vol. 13, No. 100 Vina Stump, by her attorneys, Donnell & Marriott, has filed suit in common pleas court against Curtis Stump for divorce.  The parties were married Dec. 27, 1880, and there is one child, 11 years of age.  The plaintiff alleges habitual drunkenness and non support and asks divorce and alimony.
SUTHERLAND [Mansfield Herald:  25 February 1886] Through Dirlam & Leyman, attorneys, Mary E. Sutherland has filed a petition in common pleas court for divorce from her husband, Harry Sutherland, on the ground of habitual drunkenness, gross neglect of duty and failure to provide.  The parties are both well known in this city, and were married July 4, 1876.  Mrs. Sutherland's maiden name was Hunt, and her husband is the son of the late Dr. Sutherland, a once prominent physician.  The latter nearly lost his life several years ago in the burning of the Hedges block.  The plaintiff asserts that Harry has been guilty of habitual drunkenness for three years past.  He does not try to get work, and spends his time and money in saloons.  She has been compelled to earn a living by taking in washing.  She asks for the custody of her two children and for other proper relief.  The parties lived until at the corner of South Main and First streets.
SWANK [Mansfield Daily Shield:  14 February 1913] Charging willful absence for more than three years, S.J. Swank, through attorney W.J. Bissman, has filed suit for divorce in probate court from Hester S. Swank.  They were married July 1, 1902, at Mansfield.  There are no children.
SWARTZ Semi-Weekly News:  25 June 1897, Vol. 13, No. 51 Viola Swartz, by her attorney, Andrew Stevens, has filed suit in probate court against Richard L. Swartz, for divorce.  The parties were married April 17, 1894, at Bellville.  There is one child, Ada M. Swartz, aged 2 years and five months.  The plaintiff alleges that her husband has disregarded his marital duties.  That for three years he has failed and willfully neglected to provide her with the common necessaries of life so that the plaintiff has been compelled to live upon the charity of friends and her own exertions.  She also alleges idleness and dissipation on the part of her husband.  Further Mrs. Swartz alleges that in June, 1895, the defendant attempted to commit criminal assault upon her sister, Grace Mowry, at her father's house in Jefferson Township.  Wherefore the plaintiff asks that she be divorced and restored to her maiden name, Viola Mowry;  also that she be given alimony and the custody of the child.

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Semi-Weekly News:  14 September 1897, Vol. 13, No. 74 In probate court, Saturday, Judge Brinkerhoff refused Viola Swartz, a divorce from Richard L. Swartz.
SWOPE  [Richland Shield & Banner: 19 March 1892] Tuesday.  Today's State Journal says:  Zanesville, March 14 -- Another sensational divorce suit was begun today, the plaintiff being Effie L. Owings.  Her husband is Edward L. Swope and she alleges that when residing at Mansfield he once tore all the clothes from her person and pushed her into the streets.
TAYLOR [Richland Shield & Banner:  16 April 1892] Saturday.  In Common Pleas court last evening Grace Taylor was granted a divorce from her husband, William Taylor, on the grounds of cruelty and assault and battery.
THOMPSON

[Mansfield Gazette:  07 April 1825]

Whereas my wife Jane Thompson, having left her home, I hereby give notice that I will not be answerable for any debts that she may contract.  -- James Thompson, Richland Co., March 21, 1825.
THORNTON [Mansfield Herald:  05 August 1886] Emma Thornton, the keeper of a notorious Johns' Street bagnio, through R.B. McCrory, her attorney, has filed a petition in common pleas court for divorce from her husband, Alonzo C. Thornton, on the grounds of habitual drunkenness and willful absence.  She says they were married Jan. 1st., 1867, and that two children were born to them, namely, Willard Thornton, aged 15 years, and Anna Thornton, aged 13 years.  On or about April 17th., 1874, she was granted a divorce from her husband and the custody and control of their children by a decree of the common pleas court of Richland County.  On or about the 11th. of December, 1875, she was remarried to the defendant on his representation to her that he was in good circumstances, having profitable and constant employment, and that he was free from the habit of drinking.  On the contrary, however, he was unable to support his wife and children and was an habitual drunkard.  On Emma's refusal to deed him the property she was then possessed of, he deserted her on or about the 15th. of December, 1875, and in disregard of his marital duties, has remained away ever since, and has never contributed anything towards the support of his wife and children.  An affidavit accompanies the petition in which the plaintiff states that she does not know anything about Thornton's whereabouts, although she has made frequent and diligent inquiries with the view of finding out.  She asks for divorce, custody of the children and such other relief as is proper.  It is reported that Emma's reason for applying for divorce is because she wants to get married again.
TUCKER [Mansfield Daily Shield:  25 May 1909, p. 2] Athelia M. Tucker, through attorneys Mabee & Anderson, has filed suit in probate court for a divorce from Frank P. Tucker.  The parties reside in Shelby and were married March 2, 1893.  The following children were born of the marriage:  Helen C. Tucker, aged three years, and Avis A. Tucker, aged one year.  The wife charges her husband has been guilty of habitual drunkenness for more than three years.  The wife also charges her husband with gross neglect of duty.  She says he has failed to provide her and (her) children with the necessaries of life although she says he has been able bodied during this time.  Mrs. Tucker says she has no property and that he has no property except a few household goods belonging to both of them which are worth less than $100 and which are located in a house at No. 46 Grove Ave., Shelby.  She further says there is a sum of money, the amount of which is unknown to her, due to her husband from George W. Cole who is now acting as the assignee for the benefit of creditors for Tucker.  She says the money is due her husband upon his demand for an allowance in lieu of homestead.  The wife prays that her husband be restrained from disposing of the household goods;  that George W. Coble be enjoined from paying over any of the money in his hands due defendant;  that he may be ordered to pay her reasonable alimony;  that she may be divorced;  that Tucker be enjoined from interfering with or molesting her or the children during the pendency of the suit;  that she be decreed the <<remainder of article missing from photocopy>>.
TYLER

Semi-Weekly News:  12 February 1897, Vol. 13, No. 13

Cyrus M. Tyler by his attorneys, Maguire & Galbraith, has filed suit in probate court against Lila L. Tyler for divorce.  The parties were married in Wooster (OH) March 10, 1887.  There is one child, Edna T. Tyler.  The plaintiff in his petition charges his wife with gross neglect of duty and says that on Jan. 29, 1897, she deserted him.
UMSTOTT [Mansfield (OH) Daily Shield: 20 May 1909, p. 8] Charles W. Umstott has been granted a divorce in probate court from Minnie G. Umstott on the grounds of gross neglect of duty.  The defendant is to have the care and control of their minor child, Bessie Umstott.  He is ordered to pay her $15 a month to be expended for food, clothing and other necessary expenses incident to the welfare, education and comfort of their child.  [They were married 8/3/1898 and have one daughter -- Mansfield Daily Shield:  30 March 1909]
VAN FOSSEN

[Mansfield Herald:  30 December 1886]

Through her attorney, John C. Burns, Henrietta Van Fossen filed a petition for divorce against H.C. Van Fossen.  In her petition Mrs. Van Fossen alleges that she was married to H.C. Van Fossen, September 5th., 1878, and that she always conducted herself as a faithful wife should, while the defendant neglected his duties as a husband, and wholly failed and neglected to provide for the plaintiff.  She also charges her husband with having frequented houses of ill fame, and that he deserted her in April 1880, and that he has been willfully absent ever since, therefore she asks for a divorce.
VENTURI [Ohio Liberal:  12 March 1879] Theresa Venturi prays for a divorce from Ragnieri Venturi, and to this end has filed her petition in the Clerk's office of the Court of Common Pleas of this county.  Her reasons why her petition should be granted are, that the said Ragnieri Venturi has for more than three years last past been willfully absent from her, and has been guilty of gross neglect of duty in failing to provide her with food, clothing and other maintenance.  M. May, attorney for plaintiff.
VESKNOSKI Semi-Weekly News:  26 October 1897, Vol. 13, No. 86 Tilla Vesknoski by her attorneys, Douglass & Mengert, has filed suit in common pleas court against August Vesknoski for alimony and other relief.
WAGNER [Mansfield Herald:  04 April 1889] The divorce case of Louisa E. Wagner against Wm. C. Wagner was commenced Saturday in common pleas court.  The couple were married in Tiffin on November 10th., 1888.  Wm. Wagner was never a resident of this city but deserted his wife immediately after removing here.  The ground for divorce is adultery.
WAGNER [Mansfield Daily Shield:  17 December 1908, p. 2] Daniel Wagner, through attorney W.F. Voegele, Jr., has filed suit for divorce in probate court from Marguerite Wagner.  They were married May 10, 1892, at Fransfield, Hungary.  There are no children.   Wagner charges his wife with gross neglect of duty in that on Dec. 23, 1903 she left their home;  that he requested her to return to him but that she absolutely refused to do so, and further declares that she will never return to him.  The husband charges his wife with unfaithfulness.  He says his wife went away in the company of Henry Scherer with whom she has ever since remained, and with whom she is now living at Jarkovatz, Hungary.  Wagner says that he was at all times a good and faithful husband to her;  that he provided a comfortable home commensurate with his with his means and all the necessaries of life;  that at no time did she appreciate that which was being done for her nor was she ever faithful in her duties and obligations as a good wife should be.
WAGONER [Mansfield Daily Shield:  28 November 1910] Jessie K. Wagoner vs. H.L. Wagoner  <<click here>>
WARD [Ohio Liberal:  31 July 1878] Elizabeth Ward has filed a petition for divorce in the Common Pleas court of this county, praying that she may be divorced from P.C. Ward, whom she says committed adultery with Miss Laura Ryland, of Ashland County, Ohio, on or about the 7th. day of June, 1878, T.Y. McCray, attorney for plaintiff.
WARRET [Richland Shield & Banner:  27 February 1892] Wednesday.  John F. Warret, of this city, by his attorney, Jabez Dickey, filed a petition in Common Pleas Court this forenoon for a divorce from his wife, Esther Warret.  They were married in thsi city Aug. 13th., 1885 and on May 28th., 1892, Esther left him and their 4-years-old child.  Willful absence is the charge preferred.
WEBER [Richland Shield & Banner:  01 April 1893] In Common Pleas court this afternoon, by her attorney M. May, Flora Weber filed a petition for divorce from her husband, Henry Weber, Jr.  The plaintiff says that they were married on Nov. 23, 1884, and one child, a daughter 7 years of age, was the result of the union.  She charges the defendant with extreme cruelty for several years past and makes specifications.  He continued his abuse until about the first of this month, when she left him, and came to live with her parents in this city (Mansfield).  She prays for divorce, reasonable alimony and custody of the child.  The defendant is owner of a lot in this city, a saloon, household furniture, etc. and $1000 in money in Attica and a temporary order was granted restraining him from disposing of the same.
WEIDNER Mansfield News:  07 June 1901, Vol. 17, No. 83 Hattie Weidner, by her attorney, R.B. McCrory, has begun suit in probate court against Charles Weidner for divorce.  The plaintiff alleges that she has been a resident of Ohio for a year and is at present time a resident of Richland County.  The parties were married at Ankneytown.  One child was born of the marriage, Lillian Weidner, now aged 7 years.  The plaintiff alleges that the defendant, in disregard of his marital duties, for more than three years last past has been willfully absent form plaintiff.  Wherefore the plaintiff prays that she may be divorced from defendant and that she may be decreed reasonable alimony, the custody of the child and such other relief as the court may deem proper.
WEIGLE Richland Shield & Banner:  31 October 1891 Tuesday.  Peter Weigle, by his attorneys, Donnell & Marriott, this forenoon filed a petition in common pleas court for divorce from his wife, Sarah Weigle.  In his petition the plaintiff states that he was married to the defendant in this city, Jan. 26th., 1885.  He charges that on or about July 1st., 1888, and at divers other times, at the plaintiff's house in Washington township, the defendant committed adultery with Wm. Kneeland again on June 7th., 1890 at plaintiff's house in Mansfield, the defendant committed adultery with Kneeland, also on October 20th. at Pennsylvania Ave., Columbus, O., the defendant committed adultery with Frank Messmer.  Wherefore the plaintiff asks divorce and other relief.
WELTY [Richland Shield & Banner:  21 May 1892] Common Pleas Court Appearance:  Eliza Welty vs. Frank Welty.
WELTY [Mansfield News:  08 August 1899] The case of Lily Welty vs. Samuel Welty for divorce was heard Monday afternoon before Judge Brinkerhoff.  Mrs. Welty was granted a divorce on the ground of gross neglect of duty and was restored to her maiden name, Lily Hoverstock.
WENTZ [Richland Shield & Banner:  09 January 1892] Tuesday.  Rosa Wentz, by her attorney, T.Y. McCray, in Common Pleas court today filed a petition for divorce from her husband, Charles Wentz.  The plaintiff states that they were married May 23, 1882 and two children have been born of their marriage.  She charges the defendant with having committed adultery with a woman named Alice, on North Sugar Street, on March 15, 1891, and at divers other times and places.  She asks for divorce, custody of children and reasonable alimony.  The plaintiff lives on West Second Street.
WHITCOMB

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

Delia Whitcomb by her attorneys, Henry & Reed, has filed suit in common pleas court against Frank Whitcomb for divorce.  The parties were married in this city, April 12, 1892.  There are no children.  The plaintiff alleges that for more than three years her husband has failed to provide her with the necessities of life, and also that he has been guilty of idleness and other objectionable conduct.  The plaintiff asks divorce, restoration to her maiden name, reasonable alimony and such other relief as the court may deem proper.
WHITE [Richland Shield & Banner:  27 May 1893] Monday.  Mattie E. White has begun divorce proceedings against Charles White, her husband.  They were married in 1893.  Desertion, drunkenness and cruelty are the allegations.
WHITFORD Bellville Independent:  18 May 1893

Ella Whitford was granted a divorce from States B. Whitford on grounds of willful absence for more than three years.

WHITFORD [Richland Shield & Banner:  25 March 1893] Tuesday.  In Common Pleas court this afternoon Ella Whitford, by her attorney, M. May, filed suit for divorce from her husband, States B. Whitford, on the charge of willful absence for three years past.  They were married at Lexington, No. 27, 1887.  No children were born to them.  The plaintiff asks also for restoration of her maiden name, which was Bachelder.
WHITFORD Richland Shield & Banner:  20 May 1893 Saturday.  In Common Pleas court this afternoon Judge Wolfe granted Ella Whitford, formerly of Lexington, a divorce from States B. Whitford on the grounds of willful absence.
WILLIAMS

[Mansfield Gazette:  07 April 1825]

Supreme Court, Richland Co., Ohio -- Maria Williams vs. Wm. Williams}  Petition for Divorce.  Whereas Maria Williams has this day filed, in the office of the clerk of the supreme court for said county, her petition against the said Wm. Williams, praying for causes therein stated, viz. extreme cruelty, willful absence and adultery, a divorce from said defendant.
WINBIGLER Semi-Weekly News:  21 December 1897, Vol. 13, No. 102 Judge Brinkerhoff granted the plaintiff a divorce in the case of Albert L. Winbigler vs. Carrie Winbigler in probate court, Saturday afternoon.
WINTON Richland Shield & Banner:  28 November 1891 Lizzie A. Winton, by her attorney J.C. Laser, filed a petition in Common Pleas court this forenoon for divorce from her husband, Clarin Winton.  In her petition the plaintiff states that they were married about 25 years ago and that the two children born of their marriage have both reached their majority.  She charges absence for the past three years.  The plaintiff resides near Shelby and is the owner of 80 acres of land in Sharon Township.  She says her husband is at present employed in a machine shop in Bucyrus (OH).  The plaintiff in this action has been in an asylum for the insane and it is asserted by those who know her best that she has not yet fully recovered her mental faculties.  This, however, has no bearing in the present case.
" " Thursday.  In Common Pleas court this forenoon Judge Wolfe granted Lizzie Winton a divorce from her husband, Carton Winton [sic.], on the grounds of absence.
WIRT Mansfield News:  04 May 1901, Vol. 17, No. 51 Shelby.  Mrs. Alma Wirt, wife of Dr. W.E. Wirt, of Cleveland, while spending the afternoon at the home of her mother, was much surprised at having her personal belongings sent to her parents' home by Dr. Wirt.  Dr. Wirt would give no reason for this act but told her to talk to his legal advisor.  Dr. and Mrs. Wirt were married last July at the summer home of her parents.  Mr. & Mrs. H.E. McMillen, in Michigan.  Mrs. Wirt was born and raised in this city and was known as Miss Alma McMillen and resided on Broadway.
WISE [Mansfield Herald:  08 July 1886] In the case of Ellen M. Wise vs. Jeremiah Wise the plaintiff was in default and the case was heard on the answer and cross petition.  The defendant alleged that he married plaintiff on account of bastardy proceedings.  She represented herself to be chaste, which he claimed was false.  Divorce granted defendant.
WOLF [Mansfield Herald: 20 May 1886] Shelby.  Ed Wolf of this place has, by his attorneys, Skiles & Skiles, filed a petition for divorce from his wife on the grounds of adultery.  He is connected with the Co-operative Carriage Works here and she is the daughter of a well known business man here.  The matter has created considerable talk. 

*see also:  WOLFF

WOLFE [Richland Shield & Banner:  20 May 1893] Monday.  In Common Pleas Court this afternoon Anna M. Wolfe was granted a divorce from her husband, Andrew, on the charge of desertion and was given the custody of their ten children.  The plaintiff was allowed as alimony a house and lot in Newman's addition, valued at $1,000.
WOLFF [Mansfield Herald: 20 May 1886] Through his attorneys, Skiles & Skiles, Edward Wolff has filed a petition in common pleas court for divorce from his wife, Elizabeth Wolff, on the ground of adultery.  The parties were married in this county, August 25, 1881.  The plaintiff alleges that on or about the 18th. of November, 1885, at the St. James Hotel in Springfield, his wife committed adultery with one Charles Wasserman;  also, that on or about the 2d. day of March, 1886, she committed adultery with the same man at the Gault House in Cincinnati.  At the latter place he registered as "Mr. Davidson and wife," and they were assigned private apartments.  Wolff asserts that he did not learn of his wife's adulterous acts until May 10th., when he immediately abandoned her.  Both parties reside at Shelby.  Mrs. Wolff's maiden name was Elizabeth May.  Before her marriage to Wolff she was married to Wasserman, a conductor on the C.C.C. & I. railroad, who was in the habit, after their divorce, of passing her to different cities in order to play the hotel dodge.
WOLFORD [Ohio Liberal:  07 May 1879] Harriet E. Wolford was granted a divorce from Hiram Wolford by the Common Pleas Court.
WOODARD [Mansfield News:  11 July 1901, Vol. 17, No. 111] Albert Woodard by this attorneys, Bricker & Workman, has begun suit in probate court against Fannie Woodard for divorce.  The parties were married at Adrian, Mich., April 8, 1891.  There are no children born of the marriage.  For cause of action herein the plaintiff says defendant has been guilty of gross neglect of duty in this to-wit:  She has for more than three years last past neglected the duties of her home, would absent herself from the house and gad about the streets during the night season, would leave home and be gone for a period of from ten to twelve weeks at a time.  On March 26, 1901, she abandoned their home at Mansfield, O., and has not since returned.  Wherefore plaintiff pays that he may be divorced from defendant and that said marriage contract, existing between the plaintiff and defendant may be dissolved.

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[Mansfield News: 31 August 1901, Vol. 17, No. 155] Judge Brinkerhoff also granted Albert Woodward a divorce from his wife, Fannie Woodward.  The ground alleged in this latter case was desertion.
WOODHULL [Mansfield Daily Shield:  16 December 1912] Iona Woodhull, through her attorney H.T. Manner, has filed suit for divorce and alimony against Albert Woodhull in common pleas court charging extreme cruelty and gross neglect of duty.  Mr. Woodhull says at numerous times he cursed her and her children by a former marriage.  She says on Dec. 7, 1912 her daughter by a former marriage and her husband came to her home.  She says she was called a liar and that he failed and refused to protect her against the daughter and her husband but on the contrary encouraged them in their actions toward her.  She said at the time her husband intimated that she was guilty of making trouble.  She says he frequently used profane language towards her and their children and that in 1906 because her son took off some butter for his bread her husband became enraged, called him a "sneak", took to the barn and chastised him.  She says she became so worried on account of her husband's conduct toward her and her children that she was compelled to leave their home.  Ever since their marriage she says her husband has failed and refused to provide her and her children with sufficient clothing.  She says she was compelled to furnish clothing for herself and children out of the butter and eggs and supply the necessary groceries.  She says her husband has not furnished her more than $50 for her own personal use during their married life of sixteen years.  She says when she was married she owned four hogs, one cow, and a calf, which her husband sold and she <<remainder of article omitted from photocopy>>
WOODRING  [Richland Shield & Banner:  10 October 1891, Vol. LXXIV, No. 20] Saturday.  In Common Pleas court this afternoon John Woodring, of Lucas, was granted a divorce from his wife, Barbara Woodring on the charge of adultery and elopement with John Sites.  At the time of the filing of the petition the facts were mentioned in this paper.  Sites and Mrs. Woodring are said to be living together in Portage County (OH) at present.
YEAGER [Richland Shield & Banner:  12 September 1891, Vol. LXXIV, No. 16] Friday.  Today, by her attorneys, Skiles & Skiles, Mrs. Sadie M. Yeager, of Shelby, filed a petition for divorce from her husband, Nicholas Yeager.  In her petition the plaintiff says that she was married to the defendant April 8, 1891.    On June 1st. a daughter was born unto them.  Ever since their marriage the defendant has refused to provide for her or cohabit with her.  She alleges cruelty in that for several weeks the child and herself were very sick and although the defendant lived next door to them he refused to aid them in any manner or call and see them.  On July 14th. the child died and he refused to either attend the funeral or assist in the burial thereof.  She asks for divorce, injunction, restoration to maiden name and other relief.
YUNCKER [Mansfield (OH) Daily Shield:  23 April 1909] The divorce case of Gertrude Yuncker against Philip A. Yuncker has been dismissed by the probate court.  The case was dismissed without record by request of both parties.

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[Mansfield Daily Shield:  23 October 1908, p. 2] Gertrude Yuncker, by her Attorneys Cummings, McBride & Wolfe, has filed suit for divorce in probate court from Philip A. Youncker.  They were married Nov. 28, 1883.  Six children were born of the marriage, Fannie, Frances, Leo, Andrew, Esther, Helen and Albert Louis, are minors, the youngest being but five years of age.  The wife charges extreme cruelty, unfaithfulness and habitual drunkenness.  She charges that he treated her, told her to go and kill herself to get a divorce if she wanted it, to get away from him and get out of his road.  She charges him with using bad language.  Mrs. Yuncker further says she has no property other than the home in which the family reside except that which she earns by incessant labor and toil;  that the property is encumbered in the sum of $900;  that he refuses to furnish her any means for herself and the minor children except as she earns by personal labor;  that he is the owner of Lot 2820 in the city and that they are the join owners of the household furniture.  The wife prays for divorce, custody of the minor children, alimony and that he be enjoined form interfering with her or the minor children.

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[Mansfield News:  21 July 1899] In probate court Gertrude Yuncker, by her attorneys, Donnell & Marriott, has filed petition for divorce from Philip Yuncker.  She states that she and defendant were married Nov. 28, 1883, and of this marriage were born Charles Yuncker, aged 14;  Morie Yuncker, aged 9, Frances Yuncker, aged 6, and Leo Yuncker, aged 4 years.  She charges that on or about July 19, 1899, and on many occasions prior thereto defendant was guilty of extreme cruelty toward her, by pounding, striking and beating her, and by calling her harsh and abusive names.  She states that because of his conduct she has been compelled to separate from him.  The plaintiff charges that for the last year defendant has been guilty of gross neglect of duty, of intoxication, neglecting and refusing to support his family.  The plaintiff says that defendant owns a property worth $2,000 and asks that he be enjoined from encumbering or disposing of his property during the pendency of the case.  She asks for divorce, alimony and custody of the children.  Judge Brinkerhoff allowed the temporary injunction Thursday.
ZEIGLER Semi-Weekly News:  07 December 1897, Vol. 13, No. 98 James M. Zeigler, by his attorney, J.P. Henry, has filed a petition in probate court for divorce from Frances E. Zeigler.  The parties were married at York, Pa., Sept. 26, 1894.  The plaintiff as a cause of action alleges that his wife was unchaste and makes other sensational charges against her.

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