Leon Reporter, Leon, Iowa
Thursday, December l9, l90l

DORA M. GOULD vs. ROY GOULD. The plaintiff asks for a decree of divorce on the grounds of cruel and inhuman treatment. It was a runaway wedding as the bride was not yet of legal age when they applied to Clerk Kehler for a license, but he refused having been notified by her mother not to issue a license, but they went to Chariton and secured a license and were married. She alleges he has treated her in a shameful manner, cursing her and calling her vile names and of being unfaithful to him. That since their marriage he has squandered about $500 of her money and has wholly neglected to provide for her. That since their marriage he has become addicted to the use of intoxicating liquors and is an habitual drunkard. She asks that she be granted a decree of divorce and be restored to her maiden name DORA M. FIERCE. John W. Harvey & Son, Attorneys for plaintiff.

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