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1915 DIVORCES

Transcriber's Note: At this time, Iowa's no fault divorce statutes were in place,
hence the plaintiff gave cause to support his or her case.

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The Leon Reporter
Leon, Decatur County, Iowa
Thursday, January 07, 1915

New Court Cases.

Lela Nelson vs. Oscar Nelson. These parties were married in Lamoni March 16, 1910, and lived together until Dec. 24, 1914. Plaintiff alleges her husband has committed adultery with different women and she asks for a decree of divorce and the custody of their four minor children. B. M. Russell, attorney for plaintiff.
The Leon Reporter, November 04, 1915. Lula (Lela?) Nelson vs. Oscar Nelson. Decree of divorce granted.

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The Leon Reporter
Leon, Decatur County, Iowa
Thursday, January 21, 1915

Ethel A. Hicks vs. Franklin M. Hicks. Plaintiff brings action for the annulment of a marriage ceremony performed between him and the defendant on August 17, 1913, alleging that at the time of said ceremony the defendant was incapacitated from entering into a marriage contract being at that time in truth the wife of one Charles Bowen, having married him at Rock Island, Ill. That since her marriage to plaintiff she has been guilty of adultery with various persons. He asks that said marriage contract to be annulled and if the evidence is not sufficient to warrant the annulment that he be granted a divorce. Marion Woodard and C. W. Hoffman, attorneys for plaintiff.
The Leon Reporter, February 04, 1915. Ethel A. Hicks vs. Franklin M. Hicks. Decree of annulment of marriage granted.

Robert Akes vs. Mary Akes. The parties were married in Chicago, Ill., Sept. 4, 1901, and lived together until in January 1915. Plaintiff alleges her husband has threatened to kill her and her children and fails to provide for them. She asks for a decree of divorce, the custody of their two minor children and that the defendant be enjoined from coming to her home. B. M. Russell, attorney for plaintiff.
The Leon Reporter, January 28, 1915. Robert Akes vs. Mary Akes. Decree of divorce granted.

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The Leon Reporter
Leon, Decatur County, Iowa
Thursday, February 11, 1915

Martha Umphress vs. Wm. R. Umphress. Decree of divorce granted.

Minnie Brad vs. Robert H. Brad. Decree of divorce granted.

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The Leon Reporter
Leon, Decatur County, Iowa
Thursday, February 18, 1915

The Last Day of Court.

The Reporter was being printed at the time Judge Evans adjourned court last Wednesday. Before adjourning, the divorce case of Ida L. Edwards vs. John H. Edwards was tried to the court and a divorce was granted the plaintiff. The parties are residents of Grand River.

New Court Cases.

Ona Stevens vs. Henry E. Stevens. The parties were married in Wayne county, April 3, 1899, and lived together until 1903. Plaintiff asks for a decree of divorce on the grounds of desertion, and that she have the custody of their minor daughter. C. W. Hoffman, attorney for plaintiff.

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The Leon Reporter
Leon, Decatur County, Iowa
Thursday, February 25, 1915

Maud E. Swinford vs. James W. Swinford. Plaintiff for the second time is suing for a divorce. The parties were divorced at Corning, Iowa, in 1909, and on June 22, 1913, were remarried at Des Moines and lived together until April 1, 1914, when she says she had to leave him of starve as he did not make a living for her and their children, and had become a habitual drunkard. In addition to a decree of divorce she asks for the custody of their three minor sons. S. H. Amos, attorney for plaintiff.
The Leon Reporter, April 08, 1915. Maud E. Swinford vs. James W. Swinford. Decree of divorce.

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The Leon Reporter
Leon, Decatur County, Iowa
Thursday, May 27, 1915

Lydia Paist vs. Louis E. Paist.

These parties were married at Kearney, Neb., Jan. 27, 1882, and lived together until April 17, 1915. Plaintiff asks for a divorce on account of cruel treatment of her and their children, and failure to properly provide for them, until she was finally compelled to take their five children and go to the home of her mother at Perry, Iowa. She alleges her husband has $12,000 worth of real estate and about $4,000 worth of personal property and she asks that she be allowed $500 for attorney fees, $100 for cots and $300 temporary and $5,000 permanent alimony. F. H. DonCarlos and Ed R. Brown, attorneys for plaintiff.
The Leon Reporter, June 03, 1915. Lydia Paist vs. Louis E. Paist. Decree of divorce granted.

Nancy J. Moon vs. John O. Moon. Plaintiff and defendant were married at Leon on March 16, 1911 and lived together until May 7, 1915. Plaintiff asks for a decree of divorce alleging defendant has treated her in a cruel manner, has kicked her and locked her out of the house and was continually nagging and tantalizing her. They made a settlement of their property rights and she asks for a decree of divorce and that her former name, Nancy J. Wiley, be restored to her. Amos P. Olsen, attorney for plaintiff.
The Leon Reporter, June 03, 1915. Nancy J. Moon vs. John O. Moon. Decree of divorce granted.

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The Leon Reporter
Leon, Decatur County, Iowa
Thursday, June 24, 1915

Fannie Craft vs. T. M. Craft. The parties were married in Decatur county July 21, 1889, and lived together until June 16, 1915. Plaintiff alleges her husband has become an habitual drunkard and has treated her in a cruel and unhuman (sic) manner. She asks for a decree of divorce, $500 temporary and $2,000 permanent alimony. C. W. Hoffman, attorney for plaintiff.
The Leon Reporter, Augut 26, 1915. Fannie Craft vs. T. M. Craft. Settled.

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The Leon Reporter
Leon, Decatur County, Iowa
Thursday, July 22, 1915

Belle Hinds vs. William M. Hinds. Plaintiff who states that she was married to the defendant December 10, 1882, and lived with him until April 27, 1913, asks that she be granted a divorce, alleging cruel and inhuman treatment and failure to support. She also asks $100 as temporary alimony and $1,000 as permanent alimony. Amos P. Olsen, attorney for plaintiff.
The Leon Reporter, September 09, 1915. Belle Hinds vs. William M. Hinds. Decree of divorce granted.

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The Leon Reporter
Leon, Decatur County, Iowa
Thursday, August 26, 1915

Mahlon D. Shira vs. Minnie Shira. Decree of divorce granted.

Huldah Emley vs. Perry Emley. Order of decree of divorce signed.

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The Leon Reporter
Leon, Decatur County, Iowa
Thursday, September 30, 1915

Florence Haynes vs. Roy Haynes. The parties were married at Leon, Oct. 10, 1909, and lived together until Sept. 16, 1915. Plaintiff asks for a decree of divorce on the grounds of adultery and that she be awarded the custody of their two minor children. Baker & Parrish, attorneys for plaintiff.
The Leon Reporter, November 04, 1915. Florence Haynes vs. Roy Haynes. Dismissed.

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The Leon Reporter
Leon, Decatur County, Iowa
Thursday, October 14, 1915

Helen G. Watsabaugh vs. Raymond Watsabaugh. The parties were married at St. Joe, Mo., July 10, 1911, and lived together until August 12, 1915. Plaintiff asks for a decree of divorce alleging her husband has struck her, neglected her, and has been intimate with various women of bad character. She also asks for the custody of their three minor children, that she be awarded $100 temporary and $1,000 permanent alimony. A. P. Olsen, attorney for plaintiff.

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The Leon Reporter
Leon, Decatur County, Iowa
Thursday, October 21, 1915

Nettie Boyce vs. Homer Boyce. Plaintiff and defendant were married at Garden Grove on Nov. 20, 1910, and lived together until Oct. 11, 1915. Plaintiff alleges her husband has slapped her, threatened her and accused her of infidelity. She asks for a decree of divorce and that she be restored to her maiden name, Nellie Jackson. Marion Woodard, attorney for plaintiff.
The Leon Reporter, November 04, 1915. Nettie Boyce vs. Homer Boyce. Decree of divorce granted.

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The Leon Reporter
Leon, Decatur County, Iowa
Thursday, October 28, 1915

Rebecca J. Wheeler vs. Sherman S. Wheeler. Decree of divorce.

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The Leon Reporter
Leon, Decatur County, Iowa
Thursday, November 18, 1915

John Morehead vs. Martha D. Morehead. Decree of divorce granted.

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The Leon Reporter
Leon, Decatur County, Iowa
Thursday, December 16, 1915

Clara Z. Hamilton vs. Lewis N. Hamilton. The parties were married at Leon on Sept. 22, 1907, and lived together until Dec. 6, 1915. Plaintiff asks for a decree of divorce on the grounds that her husband has beaten and kicked her and threatened her life. She asks the he be restrained from interfering with her or their children or coming on the premises occupied by them. That she be awarded the custody of their three children, be restored to her maiden name, Clara Z. Gammon, and have judgment for $250 temporary and $500 permanent alimony. Backer & Parrish, attorneys for plaintiff.

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The Leon Reporter
Leon, Decatur County, Iowa
Thursday, December 23, 1915

Lavancha A. Lovett vs. Horace G. Lovett. These parties were married at Pleasanton, Iowa, on Feb. 23, 1906, and lived together until October 16, 1915. Plaintiff asks for a decree of divorce on the grounds that her husband has been guilty of adultery with various women. She asks for the custody of their two minor children. B. M. Russell, attorney for plaintiff.

Transcription by Sharon R. Becker, March of 2015