Leon Reporter, Leon, Iowa
Thursday, February 28, l90l

LAOMI KEOWN vs. THOMAS KEOWN. The plaintiff brings an action for separate maintenance. They were married at Leon on Nov. 27, l898, and lived together at Chariton as man and wife until Jan. l6, l90l. She alleges she has been sick for some time and the defendant has failed and neglected to give her proper attention or care, such as should be given to a wife by her husband and that since the l6th day of January he has absolutely failed and refused to contribute anything to her support. That since their marriage he has become an habitual drunkard. That he has sold the cook stove and other household effects and sent her personal effects to her at Leon without her request. The defendant is a brakeman employed by the C.B. & Q. receiving a salary of $65.00 per month, and she asks for an order of court allowing her the sum of $35 per month for her care and support. C.W. Hoffman, attorney for plaintiff.

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