The Shelbyville Democrat
For nine years, Otto J. Hankins, farmer of Decatur county says his
wife mistreated him and finally she returned to the home of her parents. Mr.
Hankins filed a complaint for a divorce against the wife, Mrs. Elsie M.
Hankins, and the case has been entered in the Shelby circuit court on a
change of venue from the Decatur circuit court at Greensburg.
Friday January 30, 1925
HERE FROM DECATUR
Farmer Claims That Wife Hit
Him in Face With a Broom
Handle and Threw Poker
Mr. Hankins also demands the custody of their two children for whom the
defendant showed no regard, he says. Mr. Hankins charges that his wife hit him
in the face with a broom handle and that she threw a poker at him. He also
charges that she was lazy and neglected her household duties. She would take
prolonged visits and continually refused to cook his meals for him.
The couple was married October 7, 1915 and have been separated since February
9, 1924, when Mr. Hankins claims his wife went to the home of her parents and
failed to return.
Contributed by Barb Huff