HAMILTON ~ WILLIAM & ANNA
ONE FROM GOVE COUNTY
Divorce Suit Appealed to the Supreme Court of the State
Topeka, June 21 --- The unusual cases that reach the supreme court are the divorce cases. There are very few and far between as most people are generally satisfied with the decree of the district courts. But a Gove county man was not satisfied and he has appealed a divorce case to the supreme court.
Anna J. Hamilton asked for a divorce from William Hamilton, asked for a division of the property, alimony and the custody of the children. They had been married for twenty-nine years and the judge thought perhaps they were a little bit hasty in asking for a divorce so he refused an absolute divorce. He gave the couple a chance to think the matter over and to come to him later if they were not satisfied. He divided the property and gave the children permission to take their choice between their parents. Hamilton did not like this arrangement, and has appealed the case to the supreme court.
(Salina Evening Journal ~ Monday ~ June 21, 1909 ~ Page 1)
HE HAD BETTER PAY
William Hamilton Owes Alimony and Supreme Court is Inquisitive
William Hamilton of Gove county received a divorce from his wife not long ago and she was granted an alimony of $5 per week and a $50 suit fee. William accepted the divorce but he failed to pay the amounts settled upon him by the court and as a result the lawyers for his former wife, Anna J. Hamilton, have asked the he be brought before the court on a charge of contempt.
The motion was filed for a position on the docket in the first week in November, whn the court will sit.
(Topeka State Journal ~ October 26, 1909 ~ Page 6)