Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Melvina (EDWARDS) COCKERELL Granted Divorce (1900)

As mentioned in Hendricks County Circuit Court Order Book Volume 45 (December 1899 - December 1900), in December 1900 (case #6962), Melvina Cockerell was granted a divorce from Thomas Cockerell. The petition stated that they were married April 5, 1891, and separated some time in the fall of 1891, and had not lived together since. Melvina also alleged that ever since their marriage, Thomas had neglected to make any provision for her support and maintenance. She stated that she was a lifelong resident of Hendricks County, whose name before marriage was Melvina Edwards. In granting the divorce, the court also granted her request to restore her maiden name.

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