An item found in The Republican (Danville, Indiana) - issue of Thursday, July 2, 1936 - page 2, column 5:
SEPARATED 19 YEARS
After being separated for nineteen years, Mrs. Margaret Miles filed suit in the local circuit court, Tuesday, for a divorce from her husband, John Miles. She claims that he struck her and was frequently intoxicated. According to the complaint, the Miles were married in 1915 and have not lived together since 1917. The plaintiff is a resident of Danville.