Saturday, October 11, 2014

Wilma BATES granted divorce for husband's military desertion (1943)

As mentioned in Hendricks County Circuit Court Civil Order Book Volume 93 (June 1943 - June 1944), in October 1943 Wilma Bates was granted a divorce from Rush L. Bates (case #16858). The divorce decree noted that her husband was serving a sentence in federal prison for being a deserter from the military.

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