Friday, May 20, 2011

NEWSPAPER TIDBIT: Bride For 1 Day Is Granted Divorce (1929)

from The Republican (Danville, Indiana) – issue of Thursday, November 7, 1929 – page 1, column 3:

Frances E. Rushton, of Hendricks county, a bride of one day, was given a divorce from William Burton Rushton, convict, by Judge James P. Hughes, in the Putnam Circuit court, Saturday. The maiden name of Pettitt also was restored to the young woman.

The young bride plaintiff in the action, said she was married to the defendant in the Hendricks county jail, last February 26, and that on the following day he was sentenced to 1 to 10 years in the Indiana State Reformatory, when he pleaded guilty to vehicle taking. She has seen her husband but once since that time, she told the court.

After hearing the bride say she could not love or live with her convict husband after his release from the reformatory, Judge Hughes granted the divorce.

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