The  Shelby  Republican
Thursday April 3, 1924
Charles S. Rock, of Morristown, Charges His Wife Has Disappeared
           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.
          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

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