The  Shelby  Democrat
Thursday September 7, 1911
          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.  The complaint was filed by Attorney J. Oscar Hall.
Contributed by Barb Huff

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