The  Shelby  Republican
Thursday April 17, 1924
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CHARGES  HIS  WIFE          
          HAS  ABANDONED  HIM
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          James W. Shaner, of this city, has filed a complaint for a divorce against Elizabeth Shaner, in the Shelby Circuit Court. Ed K. Adams represents the plaintiff. Mr. Shaner charges that his wife abandoned him without cause.  The couple was married in September, 1901, and separated on April 9, 1909.
Contributed by Barb Huff


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Thursday November 8, 1923
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SHANER  TAKES  CASE
TO  DECATUR  COURT
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          The suit of James Shaner against James Elliott, complaint for damages in the sum of $10,000 for allenation of his wife’s affections, has now been venued from Bartholomew county to Decatur Circuit Court, at Greensburg. Shaner filed suit in the Shelby Circuit court a few months ago, asking for a divorce, which was refused.
          Elliott, age 70, is charged with buying Shaner’s wife candy and winning her affections. Shaner lives here and is a nightwatchman.
Contributed by Barb Huff


The  Shelby  Republican
Thursday October 25, 1923
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DIVORCE  DECREE  WAS
REFUSED  BY  COURT
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          John C. Cheney,  special judge in the complaint for a divorce filed by  James Shaner, against  Mary Hare Shaner, refused to grant the plaintiff a divorce, after a hearing in the Shelby Circuit Court. The husband charged his wife with cruelty and alleged that she abandoned him. The abandonment occurred less than two years ago, the evidence showed. Under the law two years abandonment is necessary to obtain a divorce on that grounds.
Contributed by Barb Huff


The  Shelby  Republican
Thursday August 2, 1923
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ADVERTISED  FOR  WIFE;
IS  SORRY
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James Shaner, Night Watchman
Says Youthful Spouse
Is Now With Another
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      HAS  THREATENED        
       HIS  LIFE
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          James Shaner, a night watchman living at No. 540 East Washington street, has filed a complaint for a divorce in the Shelby circuit court against Mary Hare Shaner. Walter C. Reece represents the plaintiff.
          Shaner and his wife were married January 6, 1923, after they had become acquainted through the columns of a matrimonial newspaper. Their separation occurred about six weeks later, on February 22, 1923.
          Shaner advertised for a mate and  Mary Hare, a young girl of Bartholomew county, answered his notice.  Soon afterwards they were married, and came here to live. Then trouble started.
          The husband charges that  James Elliott, of Bartholomew county, a wealthy and aged farmer, called on his wife and took her riding.  He alleges that Elliott gave her candy and called her “honey” in his conversations with her.
          The plaintiff charges that his wife remained out late at night and that she threatened to strike him with stove wood.  Shaner asserts that as a night watchman he was at his work all night and that when he returned home in the mornings, he had to clean the house and wash the dishes.  He complains that his wife would not stay with him when he was sick.  When they separated, Shaner charges that his wife went to live with Elliott.
          Shaner has filed a complaint for damages against Elliott in the Bartholomew Circuit Court at Columbus, alleging Elliott alienated the affections of his wife.
Contributed by Barb Huff


The  Shelbyville  Daily  Democrat
Tuesday, January 26, 1886
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LOCAL  NEWS.
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          Mr. J. F. Shaner,  of Jackson township, called at this office to-day and subscribed for the  Weekly  Democrat.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming

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