The  Shelby  Democrat
Thursday February 28, 1924
Mrs. Claudine O’Banion, Colored,
Asks Divorce From Husband In Suit Filed Today
          Charging her husband with cruel and inhuman treatment and stating in the complaint that he threatened to “blow her brains out”  Mrs. Claudine J. O’Banion, colored, has filed suit for divorce against Albert O. O’Banion.  Emerson J. Brunner, attorney of this city represents the plaintiff in the case.
          The complaint sets out that the couple was married on August 2, 1920, and that the separation took place on December 10,1923. The plaintiff states that her husband failed to provide clothing for her and that she was forced to seek employment in the homes of others. He accused her of improper relations with other men, she says, and was insanely jealous.  She states that he is an habitual drunkard. She asks for the restoration of her maiden names,  Claudine Josephine Starks.
Contributed by Barb Huff

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