The  Shelbyville  Democrat
Thursday July 8, 1909
Wife of James Wynne 
Secured Legal Separation 
From Him Saturday
On Saturday Night 
Wynne Takes Unto Himself 
Another Bride
           James Wynne of this city remained an “alfalfa widower” only a few hours Saturday.  On the morning of that day Judge Sparks in the circuit court granted to Mrs. James Wynne No. 1 a divorce.  She had filed suit several weeks ago against her legal lord, alleging that he had abandoned her, and that he was an habitual drunkard, and that he had been guilty of cruel and inhuman treatment toward her.  As is customary, Judge Sparks decree granting a legal separation carried with it the proviso that costs should be paid before the expiration of the term of court at which it was granted.  Mrs. Wynne No. 1 promptly paid the costs Saturday morning, thus making the decree effective.
          Sunset had scarcely arrived before there was a Mrs. James Wynne No. 2.  Saturday afternoon Wynne secured a license authorizing him to take unto himself as a companion in the rest of his life’s journey, Miss Maude Powers.  The bride is a granddaughter of the late  George W. Lazelle, and has resided on the Knightstown road practically all of her life.
Contributed by Barb Huff

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