SUMNER COUNTY, KANSAS

 DIVORCES
 

BROWN,  FRANK  &  MAY

May Brown of this city was divorced from Frank Brown, the charge being extreme cruelty.
(Wellington Daily News ~ Monday ~ December 27, 1920 ~ Page 1)


BURGE,  HENRY  &  PHOEBE

Phoebe Burge was granted a divorce by Judge Ray from Henry A. Burge, with the custody of the minor children and her maiden name, Phoebe Bimson, restored.  The parties lives at Conway Springs.  Ready & Ready were the attorneys.  In fact they appear to be the divorce lawyers of the town.


COFFEEN,  JASON  &  NELLIE

THE  COFFEEN  DIVORCE  CASE

In the case of Nellie C. Coffeen against Jason Coffeen the introduction of testimony was concluded late yesterday afternoon.  While the plaintiff is seeking a divorce the heaviest part of the fight was in reference to the property.  The Coffeens owned 280 acres of land near rome and 160 acres east of Hunnewell, all encumbered to some extent.  In the case Mrs. Coffeen charged her husband with being guilty of extreme cruelty and he filed a counter charge alleging infidelity.  Judge Swarts granted the divorce to Mrs. Coffeen and held that the charge of infidelity against her was not sustained.  In the division of the property Judge Swarts gave the quarter of land near Hunnewell to Mrs. Coffeen and the 280 acres to the defendant.  The judge ordered, however, that Mr. Coffeen pay off the mortgage of her land.  In addition to the land the court gave Coffeen all of the personal property, which is considerable.  Mrs. Coffeen will have to pay her attorney's fee out of her land which is worth between 4000 and 5000 dollars.
(Wellington Daily News ~ Tuesday ~ July 14, 1903 ~ Page 2)


DUNAWAY,  GEORGE  &  EDNA

Edna S. Dunaway of this city was divorced from George F. Dunaway.
(Wellington Daily News ~ Monday ~ December 27, 1920 ~ Page 1)


GOUGH,  JOHN  &  VERA

TWO  DIVORCES  GRANTED

Two divorces were granted by Atty. James Lawrence, pro tem in the district court Saturday.  A short session was held in the morning and adjournment taken until February 24, when Judge Fuller will hold court.

Vera M. Gough was divorced from John F. Gough on the ground of extreme cruelty and gross neglect.

Edward L. Graham of this city was divorced from Elsie J. Derry Graham on ground of infidelity.
(Wellington Daily News ~ Monday ~ February 16, 1920 ~ Page 1)


GRAHAM,  EDWARD  &  ELSIE

TWO  DIVORCES  GRANTED

Two divorces were granted by Atty. James Lawrence, pro tem in the district court Saturday.  A short session was held in the morning and adjournment taken until February 24, when Judge Fuller will hold court.

Vera M. Gough was divorced from John F. Gough on the ground of extreme cruelty and gross neglect.

Edward L. Graham of this city was divorced from Elsie J. Derry Graham on ground of infidelity.
(Wellington Daily News ~ Monday ~ February 16, 1920 ~ Page 1)


HATFIELD,  ROY  &  JENNIE

Roy Hatfield of Caldwell was divorced from Jennie Hatfield of Wichita.  He is to continue paying $25 a month to the girl.
(Wellington Daily News ~ Monday ~ December 27, 1920 ~ Page 1)


SKIDMORE,  GEORGE  &  ELIZA

The Skidmore divorce suit was called shortly after noon.  George L. Skidmore of Caldwell is suing Eliza Skidmore for divorce alleging extreme cruelty.  It is understood the differences began when a son of Skidmore by a former marriage and a daughter of Mrs. Skidmore by a former marriage wanted to wed each other.  Skidmore was divorced from his former wife about four years ago, the wife filing suit.
(Wellington Daily News ~ Monday ~ December 27, 1920 ~ Page 1)


WRIGHT,  SHANNON  &  NELLIE

WRIGHT  DIVORCE  SETTLED

The divorce case of Mrs. Nellie Wright vs. Shannon Wright was heard by Judge Fuller Monday morning.  The testimony in the case was not heard by the judge, and a decision was rendered favorable to both parties.  The plaintiff was given the divorce and the custody of the minor child and an allowance of $112.50 every three months, for the child's support.  She was also given some of the personal property on the farm, which she said belonging to her or had been given to her.  There were many Oxford people over to hear the case.  The Wrights lived south of Oxford.
(Wellington Daily News ~ Monday ~ December 27, 1920 ~ Page 1)





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