Leon Reporter, Leon, Iowa
Thursday, May 20, l897

EMMA CHURCH vs. EDWARD CHURCH. Suit is brought for divorce. The parties were married Dec. 4, l884, and resided at Davis City. The plaintiff alleges she has in all ways fulfilled the duties of a wife toward the defendant but he has been guilty of such cruel and inhuman treatment as to endanger her life, he having been guilty of abusive conduct and language toward her, threatened to poison and shoot her, and abused and mistreated her minor children, so that she was compelled to separate from him on March 24, l896. She asks for a decree of divorce and the custody of their two minor children, CARRIE J., aged l0 years, and LEVI EDWARD, aged 7 years. Harvey & Parrish attorneys for plaintiff.

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