Leon Reporter, Leon, Iowa
Thursday, August 25, l904
KATE GROGAN vs. MICHAEL GROGAN. The plaintiff brings suits for divorce, stating in her petition that she was married to defendant at Grand River, on May 10, l897, when he was 45 years old and she was 17. She alleges that since their marriage he has become addicted to the use of liquor to such an extent that he has run through with all his property and she has been compelled to support herself and two children. She asks for a decree of divorce and the custody of their two children, THOMAS W., 6 years old and FELIX M., aged 3 years, and also asks for an order restraining him from trying to take the children or deprive her of their household goods which she has moved to leon from their home in Van Wert. She also asks for temporary alimony in the sum of $100 and for permanent alimony in such sum as the court may deem just. Marion F. Stookey, Attorney for plaintiff.
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