Tuesday, January 18, 2011

NEWSPAPER TIDBIT: Civil War Veteran's Wife Deeks Divorce (1934)

An item found in The Republican (Danville, Indiana) – issue of Thursday, May 10, 1934 – page 1, column 2:

BRIDE OF A YEAR SEEKS DIVORCE FROM UNION SOLDIER

Marriage in old age did not turn out well for an aged Danville couple who lived together just one year. Flora Woods, age 61, filed suit in the local clerk’s office, last Thursday, for a divorce from George Woods, age 89, a Civil War veteran.

The plaintiff alleges cruel and inhuman treatment and that the defendant left her without means of support. They were married in March, 1933, and separated in March of this year. Mrs.Woods asks that her former name, Flora Robbins, be restored.

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