The Shelby Republican
Mrs. Ruby Fay
Swinehart, No. 328 East Mechanic street, has filed a complaint for a divorce
in the Shelby Circuit Court against Basil R. Swinehart. Will A.
Yarling represents the plaintiff. Mrs. Swinehart also asks for the custody of
Thursday September 11, 1924
Mrs. Ruby Fay Swinehart Asks
Divorce From Basil R. Swinehart
SAYS FAILED TO PROVIDE
The complaint states that
the couple was married June 7, 1920, and separated September 7, 1924. Mrs.
Swinehart says that after their marriage her husband became indifferent in his
treatment of her, and cursed and abused her. She says that at one time he
became angered with her, and grabbed her by t the wrist so severely as to
When they were living in
Blue Ridge she says that her husband remained away from home late at night, and
refused to give her any reason for his action. She charges that he took
$60 of her money at one time and squandered the amount, refusing to pay it back
to her. At other times he took other sums from her, she says. The
wife alleges that her husband failed and refused to provide for her and the
child. She states that during the last winter he refused to buy coal, and
that she and the child suffered from the cold, and that she was humiliated by
taking aid from other persons. During the time they were married, Mrs.
Swinehart asserts that her husband provided her with only two suits, two pairs
of shoes and one hat and one coat, and that he bought their son two suits and
one pair of shoes. Her parents supplied them with the remainder of their
clothing, the plaintiff says.
Mrs. Swinehart asserts
that her husband spent his money on himself for his own pleasure. She charges
that he is an intemperate smoker of cigarettes, and that he bought cigarettes
leaving her and the child in want. The wife says that her husband refused
and failed to pay their rent and grocery bills, and that he now owes rent in
Blue Ridge, Rays Crossing and Shelbyville. She charges that he sold her
cook stove and furniture which had been given to her by her father, and that he
spent the money on himself.
Contributed by Barb Huff
The Daily Democrat
Mrs. F. W. Pence, and son, Harry Allen, of Indianapolis, are here for a short stay the guests of her mother, Mrs. Clara Swinehart.
February 12, 1915
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Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming
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