Leon Reporter, Leon, Iowa
Thursday, November 25, l897

MINNIE A. SHOCKLEY vs. ALONZO SHOCKLEY. Plaintiff states that they were married at Mt. Ayr about Nov. 30, l892, and lived together until Nov. l9, l897. That to them was born one child, FERN, about l7 months old. That plaintiff has always conducted herself toward her husband as a dutiful and loving wife. That the defendant has at divers times been guilty of cruel and inhuman treatment such as to endanger the life of plaintiff. That in the spring of l896 about six weeks prior to the time of the birth of the child the defendant without provocation kicked plaintiff in the back causing a badly discolored and very painful bruised place. That he armed himself with a razor and threatened to kill her.

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