FRANKIE BRAND, in her application for a divorce from R.L. BRAND, alleges
that she married defendant in Branch County, Michigan, April 9, l873,
and has lived in Lamoni for the past two years. The defendant, in utter
disregard of his marriage vows, has committed acts of adultery at
various times. Plaintiff therefore asks for divorce, the custody of her
daughters, aged l6 and l2, and alimony in the sum of $500. S.A. GATES
appears for the plaintiff.
Oh yes, I looked in Webster's for the meaning of the word - AVERS..--it
means: to assert with confidence; to declare. (another new word for me).