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Lake County Divorce Notices

FARR-BROOKS -- Wilson A., 49, divorced, Gary, Ind.; Bessie, 47 widow [3 Jul 1920; Paper: Sun (Maryland) - Submitted by K. Torp]

Francis Flynn, 6307 Yale st., with his father, has filed bill in Circuit court asking the annulment of his marriage with Frances O'Shaughnessy, saying that it was brought about through force.  Flynn, who was 20 last January, says he had known her but a short while when her brother, South Side saloon keeper, forced him to marry her at Crown Point, ind., Nov. 10, 1910, at the point of a revolver.  ["The Day Book". (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, August 15, 1912]

Jimmy Has His Troubles
Crown Point, Ind., Jan 26 - In the Lake County Court "Jim" Michael, the Welsh bicyclist, through his attorney, J. K. Stinson, has filed a suit for a divorce from his wife, Annie Michael, nee Lewis, married to him in the City of Cardiff, Wales, March 12, 1895, and she deserted him In the City of Aberman, Wales, three months after their marriage. He further says he has been a resident of Hammond since September 1, 1896.
[The Herald (Los Angeles [Calif.]), January 27, 1898, Page 7]

New Remarriage Opinion --- Judge Gemmill put a new interpretation upon the remarriage law.  He says that one cannot wed again within a year after being divorced.  The jurist said that the matter was largely one of jurisdiction.  If the couple are wedded outside of Illinois the statute of this state is powerless.  The case which brought the decision was that of Lloyd H. Wilson, publisher, who married Alma Young at Crown Point, Ind., less than a month after his divorce.  "If there was a crime committed it was done in Indiana, and a crime committed in that state cannot be prosecuted in Illinois." ruled the court.  "Under the facts and the law proceedings would have to be instituted in the state where the marriage took place." 
["The Day Book". (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, September 23, 1914]


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