Friday, May 13, 2011

NEWSPAPER TIDBIT: Hendricks County Couple Divorced in Morgan County (1930)

from The Republican (Danville, Indiana) – issue of Thursday, October 9, 1930 – page 5, column 4

(Martinsville Reporter)
The divorce case of Hattie Stevenson vs. Oscar Stevenson, venued here from Hendricks county, was tried on Wednesday in the Morgan circuit court. After the hearing of the evidence was concluded the plaintiff was granted a divorce, alimony in the sum of $6,000 and $500 for attorney fees. The plaintiff and defendant were divorce in 1917, but a few months later they remarried. The plaintiff charged the defendant with cruel treatment, alleged that he associated with other women, that he sold liquor to girls and boys, that he was convicted in Federal court of violation of the prohibition laws, was sentenced to sixty days in the Marion county jail, and was fined $300. The defendant filed a cross-complaint, alleging that the plaintiff was of a jealous nature, frequently left home, that she falsely accused him of intimacy with other women, falsely charged him with possession and sale of intoxicating liquor and conspired with other persons to the end that he was arrested and imprisoned on a charge of violating the prohibition laws and while he was in prison the plaintiff filed suit for divorce. A number of Hendricks county citizens were here as witnesses in the case and the hearing lasted most of the day.

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