Shelby  County  Indiana
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The  Shelbyville  Republican
Friday December 11, 1925
          Everett L. Comstock,  542 East Broadway, has filed a divorce complaint against  Viola Comstock,  in the Shelby Circuit Court.  Paul K. Shepherd is his attorney. The couple was married April 15, 1918, and separated March 1, 1923.  Comstock says that on April 14, 1922, his wife was convicted on an associating charge in the city court here.
Contributed by Barb Huff

The  Shelby  Democrat
Thursday April 26, 1923
(From Friday’s Daily)
          Viola Comstock, 615 Center street, has filed a complaint in the Shelby circuit court against  Everett Comstock,  thru her attorneys, Billman & Shepherd, in which she alleges abandonment, failure to provide and cruel treatment.  The couple was married April 5, 1918, and separated April 18, 1921, the complaint states.
          Mrs. Comstock charges the defendant knocked her unconscious, threatened her life with a loaded shotgun, made fun of her and carried on relations with other women.  She asserts that he is now living in Indianapolis with a woman, under an assumed name.  Among her charges she states Mr. Comstock never provided a home for her and that two weeks after their marriage she was compelled to take in washings.
Contributed by Barb Huff

The  Shelby  Republican
Thursday, April 18, 1918
        Mrs. Ed Comstock  will return from Martinsville Tuesday or Wednesday.  She is very much improved.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming

The  Shelbyville  Republican
Monday, March 6, 1911
          Misses Hazel Amick  and  Marie Comstock  were here Friday night attending the dancing school.  They were the guests of  Bernice Shields  and  Louis Delmbert.  --  Greenfield Democrat.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming

The Shelby Republican
Friday, August 12, 1898
          William Comstock, of Smithland, has 100 bushels of  Flemish Beauty pears for sale.  For price telephone Mr. Comstock by Mutual line.      d-w
Contributed by Lorraine Llewellyn

The  Jasper  Weekly  Courier
11 Jun 1897
Page 2
          DAISY D. COMSTOCK  is under arrest at Shelbyville for marrying without getting a divorce from her first husband.
Contributed by John Addison Ballard

The  Shelby  Democrat
April 22, 1897
          On a cross-complaint Friday  William (Peter) Comstock  was granted a diorce from  Daisy D.,  to whom he was married several years ago.  He was also given the custody of their son.  Mrs. Comstock, who is a daughter of  Henry Spellman,  a former resident of this city, did not appear in court.  Mr. Comstock is an industrious, hard-working man, who has many firends, all of whom regret that his home has thus been made unhappy.
Copied by Phyllis Miller Fleming

The  Shelby  Democrat
January 23, 1896
Page 3 column 2
          William Comstock  has filed a suit to be released from the bond of  Thomas B. Thompson,  who is a Notary Public.  The suit grows out of the alleged charge that Thompson, who is a G.A.R. man, took active steps to prevent the G.A.R. post here from attending the funeral of the late  James Toney,  which was not to the liking of Comrade Comstock.
Contributed by Phyllis Fleming

The  Daily  Evening  Democrat
Monday, April 17, 1882
          Deputy Sheriff William McDougal,  arrested  William Comstock  of this city on a bench warrant from Hancock county this morning, charging him with assault and battery.
Contributed by D. Darlene Palmer

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