DIVORCE RECORDS


"One of the people who believes in the preservation of marital purity mourns that divorce is miraculously cheap. It never was, he says, so expensive as marriage, and now it is way down at stove polish and corn starch quotations, where "no family can afford to be without it."

Author Unknown, Decatur Review, 29 Dec 1870



* When exact date of filing is unknown, the date "WHEN FILED" will be the date the case was listed in the newspaper. This date will be marked with an asterisk (*).



KEY TO NEWSPAPERS

NAMES
MAIDEN NAME
WHEN MARRIED
DATE FILED/PUB.NOTICE
OUTCOME/DATE
ABRAMS, Metta A. vs. Lester F. APP 10 Dec 1890 13 Jun 1896* (TDR) Granted
ADAMS, Henry vs. Isibell . . 23 Sep 1874* (DR) .
AHOLTZ, Isabel vs. Eli . . 4 Jan 1894* (DYRev) Suit Settled/30 Jan 1894
ALER, Aramenter S. vs. Wilson S. . . 28 May 1886* (TDR) Decree
ALLOWAY, Elizabeth M. vs. Christopher . . 13 May 1875* (DR) Proof of Publication made
ALLSMAN, Fannie vs. Erastus TURNER 16 Jan 1878 18 May 1881* (DRev) Decree
ANSBACK, Clara vs. Augustus CASSELL 1 Jan 1872 17 May 1881* (DRev) Decree
ARMSTRONG, Fidella E. vs. Joseph SPANGLER 29 Oct 1879 24 Oct 1885* (DH) Decree
BLACKBURN, Julius vs. Ella A. SMITH 13 May 1883 19 Oct 1900* (DH) .
BLACKFORD, James L. vs. Jennie . . 28 May 1886* (TDR) Stricken
BRADBURY, Jennie vs. John . . 16 Jan 1900* (DH) Motion to strike plea
BRADY, Helen A. vs. BRADY, Henry C. . . 28 May 1886* (TDR) Dismissed by complainant
BRAMLETT, Martha E. vs. B.H. . . 27 Oct 1874* (DR) Decree
BRISTOW, Benjamin vs. Rose . . 28 May 1886* (TDR) .
BROWN, Thomas J. vs. Rebecca J. . . 28 May 1886* (TDR) Decree
BRYANT, Myra vs. Lewis F. CASSEL 12 Sep 1881 28 May 1886* (TDR) .
BUTTS, Rose Ellen vs. John G. . . 28 May 1886* (TDR) Dismissed
CAMP, Lois vs. Heber SPANGLER 6 Mar 1892 20 Jan 1900* (DH) Decree
CLAPP, Margaret A. vs. Alexander C. . . 31 Dec 1895* (DR) .
CONLON, Mary A. vs. Patrick LYNCH 26 May 1878 28 May 1881* (DRev) Dismissed
CONNOR, Ella vs. John . . 28 May 1886* (TDR) Decree
CONRAD, Elizabeth vs. Daniel . . 28 May 1886* (TDR) Decree
COOL, Charles T. vs. Pearl . . 16 Jan 1900* (DH) Decree/16 Jan 1900
COX, Catharine vs. William T. . . 2 Feb 1881* (DRev) .
COX, Minnie L. vs. Asa Thomas Bennett 7 Jul 1907 21 Dec 1910* (TDR) .
DAVIS, Elizabeth A. vs. G.W. . . 3 Mar 1873* (DR) .
DAVIS, Florence E. vs. Allen M. McQUALITY 10 Feb 1893 19 Jan 1900* (DH) .
DAVIS, Lucinda J. vs. Wm. . . 26 Aug 1874* (DR) Decree
DEARDORFF, E.B. vs. Mary . . 9 May 1900* (TDR) Decree
DELANEY, Fannie D. vs. James D. . . 1 May 1889* (DR) Decree
DENHAM, Susan vs. James . . 28 May 1886* (TDR) Decree
DENNIS, Alfred vs. Juliet POTTER 15 Feb 1877 2 Jun 1881* (DRev) Decree
DODSON, Levi vs. Louisa E. . . 20 Jun 1886* (TDR) Decree
DRAKE, William C. vs. Frances I. . . 20 Jun 1889* (DR) Case dismissed
EHLINGER, Elias vs. Augugta . . 15 Jan 1884* (DRev) Decree
ENGLAND, George T. vs. Lulu Swartz . . 9 May 1900* (TDR) Decree
ENGLISH, Susan vs. William W. . . 25 Dec 1880* (DRev) Decree
FACIAS, Bernhardt vs. Lena . . 9 May 1900* (TDR) Motion for temp. alimony & solicitor fee
FICKS, N.M. vs. Malissa A. . . 14 Jan 1896* (DR) Proof of publication
FOX, Mary vs. Thos. F. . . 26 Aug 1874* (DR) .
FRANCIS, Edward M. vs. Katie A. . . 12 May 1881* (DRev) .
FURY, Elizabeth vs. William . . 16 Jan 1900* (DH) Decree
GARVER, David vs. Lucinda PETRY 14 Jul 1874 11 Jan 1881* (DRev) .
GOODE, Thena vs. Edward . 15 May 1896 8 Jun 1889* (DR)/Desertion .
GOODMAN, Josphine vs. Frank BLENTZ 14 Apr 1886 8 Jun 1889* (DR) Granted/Mother gets custody of child
GORDON, Ithiel vs. Thirza Ann CARLTON abt. 1853 19 Dec 1874* (DR) Decree
GORDON, Mary C. vs. Lewis W. . . 10 Dec 1880* (DRev) Trial/Decree
GRAY, Mary I. vs. John A. WHITE 13 Jun 1869 9 Dec 1881* (DRev) .
GRIFFIN, Annie M. vs. James A. . . 28 May 1886* (TDR) Decree
HALEY, Mrs. vs. Peter . . 4 January 1894* (DYRev) .
HALL, Joseph C. vs. Ellen R. . . 27 May 1882* (SH) Decree
HAMSHER, Anna vs. John . . 12 May 1881* (DRev) Dismissed by complainant
HARPER, Flora L. vs. William . . 25 Oct 1880* (DH) .
HARRINGTON, Hester A. vs. William R. . . 28 May 1886* (TDR) .
HAVELEY, Ann vs. Henry VAUGHN 28 Oct 1885 28 May 1886* (TDR) .
HAVENS, Mary E., James McGINNIS 15 Dec 1850 14 Dec 1883* (DRev) Decree
HEILMAN, Maria M. vs. Henry . . 28 May 1886* (TDR) Dismissed
HENDERSON, Adella vs. Daniel . . 23 Jun 1887* (DWR) Decree Granted
HICKMAN, Frances L. vs. David C. . . 3 Mar 1873* (DR) Decree/Custody given to complainant/Resume former name
HIELSEBAS, Herman vs. Ellen . . 13 May 1875* (DR) Leave to file couner affidavit by 2nd Wed.
HOOTS, Diantha vs. William . . 11 Oct 1880 .
HORNE, Alice vs. William E. . . 28 May 1886* (TDR) Dismissed by complainant
HUGHES, George vs. Nellie . . 9 May 1900* (TDR) Decree
HUSTON, Jessie A.D. vs. Allen Madison . . 20 Jan 1900* (DH) Decree
HUSTON, Sarah C. vs. Elijah J. . . 28 May 1886* (TDR) .
JACKSON, James vs. Minerva . . 21 Dec 1881* (DRev) .
JACOBS, W.K. vs. Mary J.E. . . 3 Mar 1873* (DR) .
JACKSON, Nellie vs. Louis E. . . 19 Jan 1900* (DH) .
JAMES, Ada F. vs. William E. Prather 26 Jan 1882 6 Nov 1902* (DRev) Dismissed at costs of complaint
JAMISON, John L. vs. Mary J. PRATT 13 Aug 1874 14 Dec 1881* (DRev) Decree
JEFFRIES, James vs. Wilhelmina . . 26 Aug 1874* (DR) Dismissed by Plaintiff
JENKENSON, Josephine vs. John . . 7 Dec 1883* (DRev) Decree
JONES, Mary E. vs. John E. . . 19 May 1870* (DRev) .
KEMP, Martha E. vs. KEIST, Joseph . . 22 Sep 1916* (DRev) Filed for Annulment; Decree pro confesso
KEYS, John H. vs. Sarah C. . . 14 Dec 1881* (DRev) Decree
KIRK, Jane vs. George W. . . 9 May 1900* (TDR) Decree
LACKEY, Nellie vs. John C. . . 26 Apr 1892 .
LaDOW, Caroline vs. Setle P. . . 14 Dec 1881* (DRev) Decree
LAYMAN, Edward J. vs. Mary . . 25 Dec 1880* (DRev) Decree/19 Jan 1881
LEWIS, Joshua vs. Bertie . . 9 May 1900* (TDR) Decree
LIKINS, John vs. Sally Ann . . 2 Jun 1859* (ISC) .
LIVINGSTON, George O. vs. Magdalene C.O. ADDERLY 22 Aug 1880 28 May 1886* (TDR) .
LOCHINETT, Virginia B. vs. Bennett . . 12 May 1892* (TDR) Decree
LUDWIG, Mary vs. John D. . . 28 May 1886* (TDR) .
LUSK, Mary J. vs. Newton . . 9 Dec 1881* (DRev) .
MACKEY, D.A. vs. Louisa J. . . 3 Mar 1873* (DR) .
MAGAFLICK, Lucinda vs. Jas. ADAMS 28 Dec 1865 22 Dec 1874* (DR) .
MALETTE, Anna Marie vs. Charles WHEELER 10 Nov 1897 16 Jan 1900* (DH) Decree/16 Jan 1900
MALONE, James L. vs. Ella A. . . 19 Jan 1900* (DH) Decree/19 Jan 1900
MALTBY, Gertrude M. vs. Harry C. . . 16 Jan 1900* (DH) Decree/15 Jan 1900
MARGRET, Liza vs. William W. . . 15 Dec 1883* (DRev) Decree
MARSH, William vs. Emily . . 27 May 1882* (SH) Decree
MATTHEWS, Martha vs. James . . 26 Aug 1874* (DR) Divorce and Injunction/Continued
McCLELLAN, Clara vs. Henry . . 2 Feb 1881* (DRev) .
McDONALD, Libby vs. William DORY 1 Oct 1868 25 Oct 1881* (DRev) Decree
MILLER, George vs. Caroline . . 21 Oct 1881* (DRev) Decree
MILLER, Nancy Jane vs. Noah . . 14 May 1857* (ISC) .
MOCK, Dora A. vs. Henry BANNON 4 Jan 1879 28 May 1886* (TDR) .
MOORE, Mary vs. Elias ANDREWS 24 Mar 1870 28 May 1886* (TDR) .
MOORLAND, Mary A. vs. John R. . . 28 May 1886* (TDR) .
MOORLOCK, Mary J. vs. Frank . . 28 May 1886* (TDR) Decree
MORRIS, Maggie vs. Douglas MORRIS 9 Aug 1876 17 Jun 1886* (TDR) Decree
MORRIS, Mary vs. Calvary A. . . 14 Sep 1871* (DRev) .
MORRISON, Herbert vs. Jennie . . 28 May 1886* (TDR) .
MUELLER, Ruth vs. Ebert B. Staley 25 Jun 1924 25 Feb 1929 (DEH) Decree
NEVINS, Minerva L. vs. George H. . . 28 May 1886* (TDR) Decree
PAGE, Mary E. vs. Moses B. SNYDER 26 May 1875 2 Feb 1881* (DRev) .
PATIENTS, Amanda H.A. vs. Thomas . . 28 May 1886* (TDR) Decree
PAULSON, Ole C. vs. Mary WEEBATE 26 Jun 1886 20 Jul 1886/Bigamy .
PERVINE, Emma vs. William . . 2 Feb 1881* (DRev) .
PIERCE, Lavinia A. vs. Harrison . . 21 Oct 1881* (DRev) Decree
PRICE, Ebba vs. James . . 28 May 1886* (TDR) Stricken
PULLEMAN (Pulliam), Damaris vs. Jane . . 3 Mar 1873* (DR)/Drunkeness .
QUERRY, Joseph A. vs. Alva B. . . 21 Dec 1881* (DRev) .
REGNOLD, W.H. vs. Sarah . . 9 May 1900* (TDR) Decree
RHENENNESS, William vs. Mary . . 17 May 1881* (DRev) Decree
RHODES, Mary E. vs. Emanuel MAHUFFY 21 Oct 1853 26 Aug 1874* (DR) Stricken from Docket
RICHTER, Barbara vs. Chas. SHAFFER 23 Oct 1870 19 Dec 1874* (DR) Decree
RUBY, Philena T. vs. Spear S. HATCH 12 Dec 1863 19 Dec 1867* (DRep) .
SAMPSON, John vs. Amanda . . 22 Jul 1889* (DR) .
SANDERS, Margaret M. vs. Samuel . . 12 May 1875* (DR) Leave granted for Sheriff to amend return
SANFORD, Charles M. vs. Sarah E. . . 15 Jan 1885* (DRev) .
SCOTHORN, Martha vs. Thornton D. . . 16 Jan 1900* (DH) Decree/16 Jan 1900
SEATON, Henry vs. Maud FLOWERS 26 Feb 1896 16 Jan 1900* (DH) Decree/16 Jan 1900
SEITZ, Simon vs. SEITZ, Annie HENSON 24 Mar 1872 19 Jun 1889* (DR) Jury trial/Case Dismissed
SHIELDS, Frances A. vs. John . . 27 Oct 1874* (DR)/Cruelty Granted for Plaintiff
SIMPSON, Ida vs. John H. WHITESIDE 4 Nov 1885 15 Jun 1886* (TDR) Decree
SITTS, Eliza J. vs. William . . 28 May 1886* (TDR) Decree
SLOCUMB, Alice E. vs. William F. SMITH 28 Oct 1869 18 Dec 1870* (DRev) .
SMITH, Elba C. vs. Gilbert F. . . 15 Jun 1886* (TDR) Decree
SMITH, John M. vs. Melissa . . 18 Dec 1880* (DRev) .
SMITH, Joseph vs. Salina . . 9 Jan 1900* (DH) Rehearing/Change of Venue
SORREL, Mary E. vs. William H. . . 14 Dec 1881* (DRev) Decree
SPURLING, Maggie vs. W. SPURLING . . 9 May 1900* (TDR) Decree
STALLSWORTH, Cora vs. Willis GUTHRIDGE (Mrs.) 14 Jan 1897 9 May 1900* (TDR) Decree
STRATTON, Mary G.H. vs. Benjamin C. WESSELS 27 Nov 1851 24 May 1859* (ISC) .
STRAUSBAUGH, John vs. Mary . . 11 Jan 1881* (DRev) Decree/13 Jan 1881
SUTTER, Joseph vs. Kate . . 12 Jun 1889* (DR) Continuance
TAYLOR, Joseph A. vs. Elsie E. . . 17 May 1881* (DRev) Decree
THOMAS, William F. vs. Laura B. . . 28 May 1886* (TDR) .
THORNBURG, Louisa vs. John T. BERGER 21 Oct 1865 27 Oct 1874* (DR) .
TRAVIS, Allen vs. Samantha . . 26 Aug 1874* (DR) Decree/Complainant pays costs
TROUTMAN, Orpha vs. Elmer KITCHEN 28 Nov 1894 20 Jan 1900* (DH) Decree
TROUTMAN, Roy N. vs. Annie TRAUB 6 Feb 1894 16 Jan 1900* (DH) Decree/Rule to answer crossbill delayed
TULLES, Maude vs. Clifford E. EPLER 17 May 1897 16 Jan 1900* (DH) Decree/16 Jan 1900
TURPIN, Narcissa vs. Edward . . 8 Jan 1875* (DR) Decree
TUTTLE, Fannie J. vs. Charles W. KEPLEY 27 Mar 1883 28 May 1886* (TDR) .
WADE, John vs. Ama . . 2 Feb 1881* (DRev) .
WATKINS, Augusta vs. Ashton EVANS(Mrs.) 4 Oct 1875 28 May 1886* (TDR) .
WELLS, Jennie B. vs. James W. . . 16 Jan 1900* (DH) Decree/16 Jan 1900
WESTBROOK, Addie vs. John W. CORY 6 Feb 1879 28 May 1886* (TDR) Stricken
WILDMAN, Loretta vs. James S. SPONENBURG 5 Feb 1879 11 Jan 1882* (DRev) .
WILKINS, Mary C. vs. Franklin P. . . 25 Oct 1881* (DRev) .
WILLIAMS, Eugene D. vs. Edith A. FLOREY 10 Jun 1883 28 May 1886* (TDR) .
WINEBRENNER, Matilda vs. Charles F. . . 20 Dec 1883* (DRev) Decree
WOLF, Alice vs. Joseph . . 28 May 1886* (TDR) Decree
WORKMAN, Emma vs. DARISU(Dennis?) CRIBLET 25 Apr 1871 26 Aug 1874* (DR) Continued
YAZELL, Flora vs. Benjamin HAVILAND 18 Oct 1891 9 May 1900* (TDR) Decree




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