The  Shelby  Democrat
Thursday March 22, 1923
Mrs. Armstroff Asks Divorce And Alimony From Husband
Washington Township Farmer
           Mrs. Mercia Armstroff charges her husband Clifford Armstroff, a Washington township farmer, with cruel and abusive treatment, in filing a complaint in the Shelby circuit court for a divorce and alimony.  The Mutual Loan & Savings Co. is also named a defendant in the action and a restraining order has been served to prevent Mr. Armstroff from disposing of his property or the loan company from paying out money he has deposited.
        The couple was married July 21, 1921, and the complaint alleged the separation took place March 10, 1923.  Walter C. Reece  and  Wilbur W. Israel  are attorneys for Mrs. Armstroff, who alleges her husband became cold and indifferent shortly after their marriage.  She asserts he told her he did not care for her, would not permit her to attend church and refused to obtain medical attention for her when she was ill.
          On one occasion she charges he threw a bucketful of water on her, struck her with a piece of watermelon and pushed her to the floor.  She also asserts that he told her if she filed suit for divorce and asked for alimony that the would "shoot her dn brains out."
          Mrs. Armstroff asks the decree of divorce, alimony of $3,000 and attorney fees of $500.  She claims her husband has personal property valued at $2,500, real estate worth $6,000 and $2,000 on deposit in the loan company here.

Contributed by Barb Huff

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