Now St. John Catches It
New York, Oct 3 - It appears that although John St. John is not an important element in the exciting campaign, even he cannot escape the tongue of scandal; that there is on record in the Circuit Court of Richland County, Illinois, a decree of divorce granted Mary St. John against John St. John, upon the ground that "on or about the 28th day of June 1852, he did wilfully desert his said wife, up to the present time, June 1856," and the court at the same time gave the wife the exclusive care and control of Henry St. John, then a boy of six years of age. Additional affidavits are furnished by J.H. Brewer and his wife, who were then living in Calhoun, Richland County, Illinois, going to show that he cruelly mistreated his wife. [Daily Evening Bulletin. (Maysville [Ky.]), 31 Oct. 1884.]
Divorces as listed in the "Olney Advocate" newspaper
CIRCUIT COURT April 1887
Elizabeth BYRNE from Uriah BYRNE
Lizzie REEVES from Harry E. REEVES
Martha McWILLIAMS from Albert McWILLIAMS
Kate WILSON from William WILSON
Malinda STOVAL from Albert STOVAL
Sarah SKYLES from George SKYLES
Margaret CALVIN from Hiram CALVIN
George W. HASKELL from Mary HASKELL
CIRCUIT COURT April 1888
Christina BOHNSTENGLE from Michael BOHNSTENGLE
Amanda J. CRAFT from John CRAFT
Caroline KASSERMAN from John KASSERMAN
Barbara E. HARRIS from Morgan P. HARRIS
CIRCUIT COURT NOVEMBER 16, 1892
Sarah MUSGROVE vs Wm. T. MUSGROVE - default
Kate E. ROBERTS vs Arthur B. ROBERTS - default
Betty BARTLETT vs John C. BARTLETT - default
Christian FRUTIGER vs Louisa FRUTIGER - default
Elizabeth LANE vs Joseph LANE - default
Mary A. BULLARD vs A.B. BULLARD - default
Horace WILLIAMS vs Flora WILLIAMS - default
CIRCUIT COURT APRIL 1893
Benj. F. BOYLES vs Belle M. BOYLES
Eliza CHAPMAN vs Thomas M. CHAPMAN
Jos. W. STOUGHTON vs Celia E. STOUGHTON
Orlando STEWART vs Ella STEWART
Albert SMITH vs Laura SMITH
Lewis J. WHITE vs Lizzie WHITE
CIRCUIT COURT APRIL 1894
Mary SPECHT vs Jos. SPECHT
Nancy E. OLIVER vs W.J. OLIVER
Zephany HOLLER vs James HOLLER
ROBERTSON vs J.H. ROBERTSON
J.W. DUNBAR vs Mary E. DUNBAR
Geo W. TUCKER vs Martha B. TUCKER
Elias GARRETT vs Irene GARRETT
CIRCUIT COURT November 1899
Hattie E. PATTERSON vs. W. H. PATTERSON.
Chris ROEHR vs. Rosa ROEHR.
Mary S. SCHWARTS vs. Charles SCHWARTZ.
Elects PINSON vs. Thomas PINSON.
John ROBINSON vs. Ethel ROBINSON.
Susan DEVINE vs. Joseph T. DEVINE.
Mary E. PILCHARD vs. Alonzo G. PILCHARD.
Nettie SECHRIST vs. Henry A. SECHRIST.
Anna BARNES vs. John BARNES.
Lydia ALLEN vs. Hiram H. ALLEN.
Christian WEISS vs. Finetta WEISS.
Mary E. CHANEY vs. E. J. CHANEY.
Frank H. WRIGHT VS. Louisa J. WRIGHT
Charles WATSON vs. Hattie WATSON.
CIRCUIT COURT April 1900
Fannie F. PARKER vs. Oscar E. PARKER. Maiden name of Fannie FRIT resumed.
Mary KITTENRING vs. Henry KITTENRING.
Florence S. FINLEY vs. Calvin C. FINLEY.
Clara M. ROLEN vs. Charles E. ROLEN.
Emma DENNY vs. Thomas F. DENNY.
Charlotte HARRISON vs. John H. HARRISON.
Minerva MONTGOMERY vs. James MONTGOMERY. Maiden name Minerva SHELBY resumed.
Mary CAMPBELL vs. Ora CAMPBELL.
Elizabeth SMITH vs. David SMITH.
Lydia McVEY vs. A. J. McVEY.
Flora M. DEFFENDEFFER vs. Samuel DEFFENDEFFER.
Theodore F. JONES vs. Rosa E. JONES.
CIRCUIT COURT November 1900.
James BROWN vs. Marie BROWN.
John J. WEAGLE vs. Sarah WEAGLE.
Ticke COMBS vs. Mary L. COMBS.
Ortha ORRAND vs. Jackson ORRAND.
Elishama BEATY vs. Maria L. BEATY.
Mary J. HYDE vs. Wesley J. HYDE
Sylvester D. PLUMBE vs. Mary PLUMBE.
Mary BAKER vs. Franc BAKER.
Della McKINNEY vs. Daniel F. McKINNEY.
Mattie STROUSE vs. Marion STROUSE.
Nora J. TOTTEN vs. Madison TOTTEN.
Sarah RIDGLEY vs. Charles RIDGLEY.
Amy W. ALLEN vs. Emery ALLEN.
CIRCUIT COURT April 1901
Alma GRAVES vs. John S. GRAVES.
Jacob SCHMIDT vs. Bertha SCHMIDT.
Birdie OSBORN vs. Geo. W. OSBORN.
Mary M. PALMATEER vs. Alfred PALMATEER.
CIRCUIT COURT APRIL 1903
Frank EYER vs. Mary M. EYER
John LANE vs Lillie May LANE
Edna LEGG vs. Burton LEGGE
Stella LESTER vs Jesse LESTER
Emma CLAYCOMB vs. John CLAYCOMB
Louisa PAUL vs Edmund L. PAUL
CIRCUIT COURT JULY 1903
William E. BECK vs. Laura E. BECK
Jacob VONALMEN vs Eva VONALMEN
CIRCUIT COURT April 1904
Helton JONES vs. Maggie E. JONES
Ursa NEWSUM vs. Harry NEWSUM
Blanch RAMEY vs. Jacob RAMEY
William O. HOWELL vs. Grace E. HOWELL
CIRCUIT COURT July Term 1904
Della C. GEORGE vs. Ansel GEORGE
Jasper SKAGGS vs. Susetta SKAGGS
Disa A. THOMAS vs. Nathan C. THOMAS
Alice CONCANNON vs. Hampton CONCANNON
Charles REED vs. Lydia REED
CIRCUIT COURT November Term 1904
Dora McCLELLAN from James McCLELLAN
Susie LIEBERMAN from Charles LIEBERMAN
Eunice HAWKINS from Dora HAWKINS
Josephine BLYTHE from Robert BLYTHE
T. H. EYER from Mary M. EYER
Sadie JONES from Frank JONES
Cyrus COLVIN from Katie COLVIN
CIRCUIT COURT July 1907
Er SHELBY vs. Louise SHELBY
Harry TIBBENS from Tillie TIBBENS
Ada HUTCHINS from Thomas HUTCHINS
Maude JONES from Charles L. JONES
CIRCUIT COURT April 1908
Clema GOODWIN from Wm. C. GOODWIN
William RICHART from Laura RICHART
Peter STEEPLETON from Margaret STEEPLETON
Katharine SKELTON from Noah W. SKELTON
Lucinda BARRE from Harvey T. BARRE
CIRCUIT COURT APRIL TERM 1910
Lulu PIERCE from Clinton PIERCE
Obed BARTON from Minnie BARTON
CIRCUIT COURT JULY 1910
Meda ADAMS from O.W. ADAMS
Martha A. SCHLUNEGGER from Wm. SCHLUNEGGER
Bertha M. IVEY from Albert J. IVEY
Clara C. REED from Thomas L. REED
Frank FLEENOR from Louvina FLEENOR
Margaret MOORE from Joseph Moore
Ralph BRADLEY from Camilla BRADLEY
Mary PHILLIPS from Charles R. PHILLIPS
Alice BERRY from Henry BERRY
Alma H. MERRIWEATHER from Walter MERRIWEATHER
Sarah HARRELL from Jacob HARRELL
Minnie SMITH from Harry SMITH
Stella WARREN from Orville WARREN
George BOHRER from Louise BOHRER
CIRCUIT COURT APRIL 1911
Effie NEWSUM from Gres NEWSUM
Clara RINEHARD from David RINEHARD
CIRCUIT COURT JULY 1911
William R. McCauley from Louisa F. McCAULEY
William UTZ from Lena UTZ
CIRCUIT COURT NOVEMBER 1911
Catherine E. GRUBB from Pearl GRUBB
Clark R. from Ethel NOE
Glenn BUTLER from Burton E. BUTLER
Emma PRITCHETT from L. E. PRITCHETT
Daisy BEARD from James G. BEARD
Sarah C. CLARK from F. D. CLARK
CIRCUIT COURT APRIL 1912
David J. ECKLEY from Ida R. ECKLEY
Martha JONES from Vinson JONES
John GUDGEL from Elizabeth GUDGEL
Bernice HINES from William A. HINES
Mabel YONAKA from Francis YONAKA
Mabel McCULLUM from Samuel McCULLUM
Augusta A. HASLER from Frederick HASLER
Bertha PIERCE from Clinton PIERCE
Grace BIRD from Ebb BIRD
Marcel ELSTON from Russell ELSTON
CIRCUIT COURT JULY 1912
Martha NELSON from Alexander NELSON
Alma MERRIWEATHER from Walter MERRIWEATHER
CIRCUIT COURT NOVEMBER 1912
Lula B. CURTIS from Howard M. CURTIS
Estella TULLY from James TULLY
Phoebe JACKSON from Charles JACKSON
Richard JOSEPH from Mary JOSEPH
T. R. PHILLIPS from Leona PHILLIPS
CIRCUIT COURT MAY 1913
Elizabeth MILLER from Christian MILLER
Bertha May SMITH and Harry Smith
CIRCUIT COURT JULY 1913
Thomas N. RODGERS from Susan RODGERS
Myrtle HAWKINS from Clifford HAWKINS
Effie NEWSUM from Gus NEWSUM
Lulu MASON From Wm. J. MASON
Hester KISER from Elmer KISER
Della HORD from Oliver HORD
CIRCUIT COURT April 1914
Anna CLARK from Samuel CLARK
Alice FANSLER from Charles M. FANSLER
Hattie STOTLER from William STOTLER
CIRCUIT COURT July 1914
Tony SHAFER from Ethel SHAFER
Lydia ROSE from William ROSE
Nellie V. WHITE from William R. WHITE
Daisie ROBBINS from C. ROBBINS
Estes ASH from Lula B. ASH
Alpha WITT from Joseph WITT
CIRCUIT COURT November 1914
Daisey BATES LEONARD from Herbert LEONARD
The marriage of Matilda E. GRUBB to Walter S. GRUBB was annulled
CIRCUIT COURT July 1915
Sarah J. SHAFER from Vonda SHAFER
Ethel GILLESPIE from Pearl GILLESPIE
Clara PASLEY from Walter PASLEY