The Shelby Democrat
Mrs. Anna Motley, a well-known colored resident of this city, has
filed suit in the superior court asking a divorce from her husband, James
Motley, who is now supposed to be living at Union City. Mrs. Motley has been
spending the greater part of the time since their separation at Indianapolis,
where she has employment as a cook, but she still makes her home with her
parents in this city. The couple were married in August, 1904, and they
separated in December, 1906. Mrs. Motley charges cruel and inhuman treatment,
habitual drunkenness, abandonment and failure to provide, and she adds that her
husband had a habit of calling her vile names and beating and cursing her.
complaint was filed by Attorney J. Oscar Hall.
Thursday September 7, 1911
Contributed by Barb Huff