Shelby Circuit Court
Lillie M. Worland
Complaint for Divorce
John M. Worland
Filed February 16, 1904
M. O. Sullivan Clerk Shelby Circuit Court
The State of Indiana, Shelby County SS
Circuit Court March Term 1904
Said Plaintiff complains of said defendant and says: That on the 14 day of September 1893 plaintiff and defendant were married and that they lived together from said time until the __ day of January 1902 when they separated and ever since have lived separate and apart. That no children were born as the fruits of said Marriage. That Plaintiff is entitled to a divorce from defendant upon the following grounds to wit:
1st That more than two years before the filing of this complaint the defendant without cause abandoned plaintiff.
2nd That for more than two years last past defendant has failed, neglected and refused to make reasonable provision for plaintiffs support.
3rd That since marriage defendant has frequently and continuously associated with lewd and indecent women and on divers occasions has had illicit sexual intercourse with such women. That plaintiff cannot now set forth the names of such women or more particularly set forth the circumstances of such unlawful relations. Wherefore plaintiff asks that her name be changed to Lillie M. Rucker and sues and demands Judgement for a divorce from defendant & asks for all other proper relief.
Hord & Adams Attys for Plaintiff
State of Indiana
Shelby County SS:
Said plaintiff makes oath that she has resided in the State of Indiana 42 years. That she has resided in Waldron in Liberty township in said County for more than two years last past and that her occupation is that of a Clerk and seamstress.
Lillie M. Worland
Subscribed and sworn to before me this 16th day of February 1904.
Ed. K. Adams Notary Public
Transcribed by Barb Huff for Bob McKenzie
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