The Shelby Republican
Charles S. Rock, of Morristown, formerly of Bethany Park, Indiana, has
filed a complaint for a divorce against Mrs. Bessie M. Rock, in the
Shelby Circuit Court. Mr. Rock also asks for the custody of their son, age
thirteen years. Elmer Bassett represents the plaintiff.
Thursday April 3, 1924
HUSBAND FILED DIVORCE SUIT
Charles S. Rock, of Morristown, Charges His Wife Has
LEFT HOME IN SEPTEMBER
Mr. Rock charges that his wife disappeared on September 8, 1923, and that he
has not seen her or heard from her since that time. He stated that he has hired
detectives and has spent about $350 in an effort to find some trace of his wife,
but has been unsuccessful.
On the morning of September 8, 1923, according to the plaintiff, Mrs. Rock
left her home in Bethany Park, with her son, to take him to Morristown to the
home of his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles M. Rock, where it had been
arranged that the boy was to remain while attending school. Mr. Rock says he
gave his wife $10 and gave the boy a check for six dollars.
The complaint asserts that when Mrs. Rock and her son arrived in
Indianapolis, the defendant placed the boy on a car for Morristown, telling him
that she had to return to her home to aid her husband. He states that she did
not return and that he had not heard from her since.
Contributed by Barb Huff