Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Adultery Alleged in ARNOLD Divorce Case (1885)

As mentioned in Hendricks County Civil Order Book Volume 28 (June 1885 - March 1886), the judge in the divorce case of George W. Arnold vs. Kellie E. Arnold (Case #4243) granted a divorce in June 1885 to the husband, noting:

  • the couple was married 15 November 1877
  • 2 children were born to the couple, now living
  • on 30 January 1885 the wife abandoned her husband and infant children to be with William Clark, with whom she has been living in a state of adultery every since
  • the husband is to be given the care and custody of the children

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