The Shelby Democrat
Mrs. Bertha H.
Shook, 310 west Jackson street, has filed a complaint in the Shelby
circuit court for a divorce from William P. Shook. The couple
was married April 9, 1922, and separated Feb. 15, 1925. Mrs. Shook is
represented in the complaint by Elmer Bassett, attorney.
Thursday, Mary 13, 1926
Page 3, column 1
The plaintiff alleges
that her husband said in ungovernable temper that he objected to her visiting
her mother and once told her if she went to the home of her mother not [the
article continues but my copy stops here.]
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming
The Shelbyville Democrat
John Edward Shook, owner of a confectionery store in Manilla, is the
defendant in a complaint for a divorce filed by his wife, Mrs. Maggie May
Shook, in the Rush Circuit court at Rushville. Cruel treatment and neglect
are charged in the complaint.
Monday January 4, 1926
BUSINESS MAN IS
Mrs. Maggie Shook Asks Decree
Against Husband, Owner of
Mr. and Mrs. Shook were married June 5, 1920 and were separated on November
19, 1925. Mrs. Shook charges that her husband has a violent temper, that he
cursed and abused her and threatened to do her harm. She also alleges that he
was intimate with other women.
Mrs. Shook states in the complaint that her husband is financially able to
pay her an allowance of $20 a week for the support of her two children and she
asks custody of the children. An allowance of $150 for her attorneys’ fees is
also asked in the complaint. Cheney & Tolen, of this city are attorneys for
Contributed by Barb Huff
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