Decatur County Journal
March l6, l893

                         MISMATED COUPLES

EMMA LANYON in her application for a divorce from her husband, W.C.
LANYON, avers that she married defendant in Keokuk, Iowa, December 5,
l88, and that they lived together until November l2, l890.  At that date
defendant deserted plaintiff and has ever since refused to aid or assist
in her support.  She has resided in Lamoni six years and has eight
children.  MARION WOODARD is her attorney.

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Note:  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).