The  Shelby  Democrat
Thursday,  Mary 13, 1926
Page 3, column 1
          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.
          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
Monday January 4, 1926
Mrs. Maggie Shook Asks Decree
Against Husband, Owner of
Manilla Store
          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.
          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 Mrs. Shook.
Contributed by Barb Huff

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