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Divorce Day.

     Lizzie Petney was granted a div. from Henry Petney. Mary Blankenship from J. W. Blankenship. Nick Smith from Mrs. Smith, and the mill is still under a full head of steam.

- January 7, 1887, Dallas Daily Herald, p. 8, col. 1.
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District Court.

     Louisa Quillen filed to-day a complaint against her husband, R. H. Quillen and Geo. W. Quillen, charging them with conspiring together to defraud her out of her interest of their homestead, by conveying the same to M.M. Bennet.

- February 15, 1887, Dallas Daily Herald, p. 1
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Divorce Suit.

     The first divorce suit this year was filed this morning. Fannie Crutchfield prays the court to grant her a divorce on the gound of cruel treatment. [husband not named]

- February 21, 1887, Dallas Daily Herald, p. 1
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District Court.

     Petition for divorce was filed to-day by Mrs. Jennie Smith from Reese Smith, on the grounds of desertion.

- February 24, 1887, Dallas Daily Herald, p. 1
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Legal Matters.
Proceedings in the District Court.

     In the district court, Mattie Fisher, nee Mattie Sheilds, files a suit for divorce against Sam Fisher on the grounds, says the petition, of whipping and cruely beating her with sticks, etc., until about the 7th day of February 1887, when the defendant, by use of force, threats and menaces, forced her and her 3 children out of the house into the rain and storm, telling her that he would pay house rent for her no longer.

- March 1, 1887, Dallas Daily Herald, p. 1
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THE COURTS
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In Which Divorces, Damages,
Insanity and Debt Figure
Quite Prominently.

     ...The following are the cases disposed of yesterday and to day....
     Lucinda Simmons vs. J. Simmons; divorce granted.
     Al Hall vs Bettie Hall, divorce suit; dismissed for want of prosecution.
     Samantha Wilson vs. George Wilson, divorce suit; dismissed for want of prosecution.
     Mary A. Smith vs. Albert B. Smith, [divorce?]; dismissed for want of prosecution.
     Wesley Jackson vs. Katie Jackson, divorce suit; continued.
     Fannie Heifer vs. Harrison Heifer, divorce suit; dismissed by plaintiff.

- March 1, 1887, Dallas Daily Herald, p. 8?
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Another Divorce.

      Mrs. E. J. Gaston filed a suit for divorce in the district court against N. J. Gaston, and the divorce was granted this morning.

- March 5, 1887, Dallas Daily Herald, p. 1
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Divorce.

      Peter J. Hendricks, of Dallas, was granted a divorce this morning in the district court from Liza J. Hendricks on the ground of abandonment. The lady is in Boston, Mass.

- March 5, 1887, Dallas Daily Herald, p. 1
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The Courts.
In Which Divorces, Damages, Insanity and Debt
Figure Quite Prominently.

     Lucinda Simmons vs. J. Simmons; divorce granted.
     Al Hall vs. Bettie Hall, divorce suit; dismissed for want of prosecution.
     Samantha Wilson vs. George Wilson, divorce suit; dismissed for want of prosecution.
     Mary A. Smith vs. Albert B. Smith, dismissed for want of prosecution.
     Wesley Jackson vs. Katie Jackson, divorce suit; continued.
     Fannie Heifer vs. Harrison Heifer, divorce suit; dismissed by plaintiff.
     William Tolliver vs. Martha Tolliver, divorce suit; dismissed for want of prosecution.
     Matilda Garrett asks for a divorce from Daniel Garrett; desertion and having been sentenced to the penitentiary.
     Mrs. E. A. Hines asks for a divorce from William Hines. Mrs. Hines says that Mr. Hines has conducted himself so badly since their marriage, she cannot live with him any longer.

- March 8, 1887, Dallas Daily Herald, p. 4, col. 2-3.
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A Suit to Set Aside a Divorce.

     About two years ago, a divorce was granted to Mary C. Logan from A.R. Logan, on the grounds of desertion. Logan was in Mexico. The latter now comes forward with attorneys to set aside the decree of divorce. It is said that the real estate which was given to the woman has increased largely in value, and the attorneys have discovered a technical error in signing the proceedings heretofore had that gives them ground for action.

- March 11, 1887, Dallas Daily Herald, p. 8
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Divorce.

     Mrs. Rose Abbott filed a petition to-day against Mr. John J. Abbott for divorce on the grounds of desertion and abandonment...

- March 22, 1887, Dallas Daily Herald, p. 5
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Divorce Day.

     Emerretta Carlton from T. J. Carlton, filed September17, 1886.
     Mary McCoy from John McCoy, filed July 8, 1886.
     Harry Hunter from W. R. Hunter, filed November 5, 1886.
     Mary Chalfault from Eli A. Chalfault, filed August 6, 1886.
     John H. Johnston from Lucy Johnston, filed May 16, 1886.

March 26, 1887, Dallas Daily Herald, p. 1
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Romantic Marriage - Warm Canvass

     Terrell, March 29.- Marriage of Spears from Bosque county, and Mrs. Scott, of Dallas.

- March 29, 1887, Dallas Daily Herald, p. 3
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Divorce.

     Mattie Dickey asked to be divorced from George W. Dickey. They married on the 15th of February...abandonment says Mattie....plaintiff's maiden name was Mattie Reid.

- April 11, 1887, Dallas Daily Herald, p. 1
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Indicted for Bigamy
Suit for Divorce Pending Against the Alleged Bigamist.

     In Aug. 1885, J. C. Lewis and Miss Laura Payne, whose father has been a resident of this city since 1873, were married....Christian church...Lewis had married another woman in Calvert 2 or 3 years prior to the last marriage...

- April 12, 1887, Dallas Daily Herald, p. 1
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District Court.

     ...this evening the divorce suit brought by Miss Laura Payne to annul her marriage with C. P. Lewis, begun a few days ago, will be continued.

- April 14, 1887, Dallas Daily Herald, p. 1
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Marriage Contract Annulled.
And the Case of Bigamy Dismissed.

     ....Mrs. Laura Lewis, nee Payne, who was married to C. P. Lewis in August 1885, ...granted annullment of marriage....

- April 15, 1887, Dallas Daily Herald, p. 1
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Divorce.

     Robert Lipsom, who was burned about a year ago on Jackson street, and who, at one time, conducted a restaurant on Elm street, has filed a petition in the district clerk's office praying for a divorce from his wife, Kittie Lipsom. ....they were married in St. Louis, in 1872, and lived together as man and wife until last September, when his wife began to live with Lawrence Rousseau, .....have no children except an adopted boy 12 years of age, and Mr. Lipsom asks for the care and custody of the child. There is considerable scandal connected with this affair in which the Herald takes no interest.

- April 16, 1887, Dallas Daily Herald, p. 1
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Another Divorce.

     Wilhelmie A. Bruer filed a suit this morning against her husband, John C. Bruer, on the ground of abandonment.

- May 5, 1887, Dallas Daily Herald, p. 8
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Divorce Granted.

     James L. Lewis filed a suit for divorce on the 26th instant and it was granted this morning on the grounds of adultery. They were married in Dallas, March 10th.

- May 5, 1887, Dallas Daily Herald, p. 8
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A Divorce Not Granted.

     The celebrated case of Mrs. S. C. Latham against her husband, A. Latham, for cruel treatment, etc., came to a partial conclusion this morning...plaintiff's application for a continuance was overruled....Mr. Latham is a prominent farmer of Dallas county.

- May 7, 1887, Dallas Daily Herald, p. 4
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Divorce Suits.

     Applications for divorce continue to be filed in the district clerk's office. The last was by Mrs. Ida Eschman from her husband, Clarence, for cruel treatment.

- May 11, 1887, Dallas Daily Herald, p. 8
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Divorce.

     Yesterday, Charlotte Long haunted the court house appealing to every court officer to know if Allen Long, city scavenger, her husband, had filed a suit of divorce. Allen had not. She loved a man in Chicago...wanted to marry another man....Allen made this appearance this a.m. in the district court and made the application....

- May 12, 1887, Dallas Daily Herald, p. 1
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Joshua, (Texas)

     Married at Egan, Tex., on 17th instant, Mr. W. H. Wheeler, of Dallas, to Miss Fannie Ray of Johnson county. Reverend C. S. Field, officiating. The bridal pair will live in Dallas.

- May 21, 1887, Dallas Daily Herald, p. 2
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Divorce.

     Last evening, W. F. Swain, filed a suit for divorce against his wife, Alice Swain, on the ground of abandonment. They were married in Franklin Co., Tenn., in 1878.

- May 25, 1887, Dallas Daily Herald, p. 8
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District Court.

     The district court is engaged upon a divorce suit this afternoon: Mrs. C. B. Petty against W. O. Petty....

- May 26, 1887, Dallas Daily Herald, p. 1
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Divorce Granted.

     The following divorces were granted by Judge Aldredge this morning:
     Jane Lucas vs. Frank Lucas.
     E. Neckert vs. Louisa Neckert.
     May Schaub vs. Adam Schaub, judgment for plaintiff for $1,500 and custody of minor children.
     S. J. Lowery vs. Jennie Wagfall, alias Jennie Lowery, colored.

- May 28, 1887, Dallas Daily Herald, p. 1
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Divorce Applied For.

     Mary Cleburg asks to be divorced from William Cleburg. They were married in Dallas last October and lived together six weeks, when William abandoned her.

- May 28, 1887, Dallas Daily Herald, p. 1
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District Court.

     The follwing divorces were granted in the district court:
     Mrs. Elen Allen granted a divorce from Austin Allen; custody of minor children awarded to plaintiff.
     Mrs. C. B. Petty granted divorce from W. U. Petty; custody of two minor children awarded to plaintiff.

- May 30, 1887, Dallas Daily Herald, p. 8
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Divorce.

     Jacob Grossman filed a petition for divorce in the district court this morning against his wife, Sallie Ann Grossman. Mr. Grossman alleges that on yesterday, June 5, 1887, Mrs. Grossman was guilty of adultery with a certain party, etc., etc.,

- June 6, 1887, Dallas Daily Herald, p. 8
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We Apologize.

     Jacob Grossman should have read Joseph Grossman re divorce.

- June 7, 1887, Dallas Daily Herald, p. 8, col. 3
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Cowen-Sherrod.

    Last night, Mr. E. P. Cowen and Miss Florence Sherrod were married at the residence of the bride's father, at Marshall. A special train was chartered yesterday by Mr. Cowen, and about 40 friends of the happy couple went to witness the marriage. Mr. Cowen paid the entire expenses.

- June 8, 1887, Dallas Daily Herald, p. 2, col. 1
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Divorce Suit Settled.

     Ida M. Austin filed a suit this morning in the district clerk's office, praying for a divorce from her husband [not named]. They were married in St. Louis, October 26, 1873, and lived together until October 1886...alleges harsh, cruel and tryannical treatment, refusing to support her and their two children....

- June 15, 1887, Dallas Daily Herald, p. 4, col. 3.
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Divorce Granted.

     Judge Aldredge granted Mrs. E. A. Hines a divorce from her husband, William Hines, on the grounds of cruel treatment and abandonment.

- June 15, 1887, Dallas Daily Herald, p. 4, col. 4.
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The Courts
Divorces Granted.

     May F. Black granted a divorce from E. D. Black, with the custody of their children.

     Matilda Garrett was also granted a divorce from Daniel Garrett, with custody of children.

- June 20, 1887, Dallas Daily Herald, p. 1, col. 5.
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Personal.

     Dr. Chapman, rabbi of Temple Emanu-el, left to-day for New Orleans with Julius and Julia Roth, the orphan children which have been cared for the past few weeks at the Woman's Home. The doctor will place them in the New Orleans Orphans' Home.

- July 7, 1887, Dallas Daily Herald, p. 8, col. 3.
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Personal.

     George Williams has returned from Boonville, Mo., with his bride, nee Miss Mittie McCulloch.

- July 21, 1887, Dallas Daily Herald, p. 4, col. 2.
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Personal.

     Mr. W. A. Wright left yesterday for McKinney, where he will wed Miss May Shook to-day. After the ceremony, they will leave for San Diego, Cal., their future home.

- July 27, 1887, Dallas Daily Herald, p. 8, col. 2.
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Mrs. Wilson Presents
The Muzzle of a Revolver to her Husband's Head.

     Officer Kivlen called at a house on Ervay street...Madia Wilson holding gun to her husband's head..recorder Brown transferred her to the county court.

- August 1, 1887, Dallas Daily Herald, p. 4, col. 3.
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Personal.

     Mr. Charles G. Easton and bride have returned from Alabama, where they were recently married. [bride not named]

- August 11, 1887, Dallas Daily Herald, p. 4, col. 2.
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Local Notes.

     Mr. A. F. Hess and Miss Ida Parr were married at the home of the bride's mother, [on] Griffin street yesterday. The happy pair took the train for Galveston.

- August 16, 1887, Dallas Daily Herald, p. 3, col. 1.
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[No Heading]

     Daniel Meyer, of Clarksville, and Miss Hannah Nussbaum, of New York, were married by Rev. Dr. E. M. Chapman, at the residence of Mrs. S. Miller.

- August 18, 1887, Dallas Daily Herald, p. 1, col. 5.
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The Lovers Elope
And Are Happily Married at Gretna Green, I. T.

     Miss Maud Minyard, a daughter of Judge Minyard, of Dallas, and who has been teaching music at Plano for ten months past, eloped Wednesday morning with Mr. Alex. Gray, of Belton, to Gretna Green, I. T...married there...her father opposed....they returned yesterday to Plano....

- August 26, 1887, Dallas Daily Herald, p. 4, col. 2.
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The Courts
What the Lawyers and Their Clients Are Doing.

     Lou A. Smith sues Marion A. Smith for divorce. She alleges that they had lived together only three weeks and that the name of Smith has become very odious to her, hence she prays for her maiden name, and is in duty bound she will ever pray, etc.
     Nettie B. Williams sues John A. Williams for a divorce. She says they were married in Atlanta, Ga., in February 1883. Cruel treatment and abandonment are alleged. She says the defendant called her the meanest woman he ever saw.

- August 30, 1887, Dallas Daily Herald, p. 1, col. 3.
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The Courts
What the Lawyers and Their Clients are Doing.

     Mattie Clark sues W. C. Clark for a divorce....were married in Dallas county, November 13, 1872; that defendant deserted plaintiff October 30, 1873, and refused to support her...

     Mary E. Claret sues Alex J. Claret for divorce...were married December 2, 1875, in Illinois. In 1880, defendant abandoned her and refused to provide for her....

     Emma Birch brings suit for divorce against Allen Birch...alleges that plaintiff and defendant were married December 1, 1883, lived together until June 23, 1884, when defendant left her and remained away from her; abused her and threatened her....

- September 9, 1887, Dallas Daily Herald, p. 1, col. 5.
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Going to Marry.

     Alfred Pearson to Ellen L. Roberts...Mrs. E. M. Pearson, of Brockville, Canada....says she is married to Alfred Pearson....

- September 12, 1887, Dallas Daily Herald, p. 4, col. 2.
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Law Suits.

     Kate P. Peckham sues A. C. Peckham for divorce.  Were married August 23, 1868, at Grundy Center, Iowa; lived happily together until the month of October 1881, when defendant abandoned her and has not contributed in any way to her support...

- September 13, 1887, Dallas Daily Herald, p. 1, col. 4.
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Citation.

     ...summon John J. Abbott to appear before district court...peititon of Mrs. Rosa Abbott...that John J. Abbott deserted her and adulterated with Mrs. Shirly.

- September 17, 1887, Dallas Daily Herald, p. 2, col. 2.
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Another Domestic Scandal
Disturbs Some of the Good People of East Dallas

     M. V. Rye and Miss Carrie Lepley have gone to California...disappeared last Thursday. Rye is a man of family; his wife and five children having gone to the home of Mr. R. V. Seaton, at Mesquite...

- September 19, 1887, Dallas Daily Herald, p. 1, col. 5.
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Law Suits.

     Mary Eliza Johnson sues Samuel Johnson for divorce. Were married June 20, 1878, in Houston. Lived together up to June 19, 1879, when defendant abandoned plaintiff and has refused to support her...that defendant abused petitioner with great violence; slapped her face, kicked her out of doors and threatened still greater indignities. Charges him with adultery with Nellie Hayes. That his conduct renders it impossible for petitioner to co-habit with defendant.
     J. H. Forsythe sues Marie J. Forsythe for a divorce, alleging that they were married September 18, 1883, in Dallas county. Defendant left plaintiff about June 1, 1885, and went to Waco, where she is an inmate of Edna Elmore's house, and assumes the name of Nettie Wilson.

- September 20, 1887, Dallas Daily Herald, p. 1, col. 5.
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[No Heading]

     Thirty-five suits for divorce have been filed in the district court since July 1.

- September 23, 1887, Dallas Daily Herald, p. 4, col. 5.
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More Litigation.

     Robert Heiden sues Wilhelmine Heiden, for divorce, on grounds of desertion. W. L. Dye, attorney.

- September 30, 1887, Dallas Daily Herald, p. 3, col. 3.
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In the District Clerk's Office.

     The following suits have been filed in the district court since our last report:
     Caroline Holstein vs Theodore Holstein; divorce. Grounds alleged: abuse and cruel treatment.
     E. J. Swytcer vs. J. A. Swytcer, divorce, on ground of cruel treatment, etc.
     Catherine B?/R? Puckett vs. R. M. Puckett, divorce, on ground of abandonment.

- October 4, 1887, Dallas Daily Herald, p. 8, col. 4.
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Suit For Divorce.

     Edward H. Lewis, of Dallas....today filed suit against his wife, Harriett M. Lewis, of Malden[?]/Walden[?], Mass., for divorce....married December 25, 1869, and lived together as husband and wife until January 10, 1887...her jealous and suspicious conduct....daughter Hattie....Hattie died of bloody dysentery in the state of Florida.

- October 10, 1887, Dallas Daily Herald, p. 1, cols. 1-2.
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Divorce Suit.

     William Lander, to-day, filed suit ....against Minnie Lander, alleging ungovernable temper, etc., and defendant presently occupying a disreputable house. They were married in this county in 1882 and separated in 1885.

- October 11, 1887, Dallas Daily Herald, p. 8, col. 4.
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District Court.

     Catharine A. Carter files petition for a divorce against Frank R. Carter. Were married in Dallas, December 30, 1881, and lived together until July 10, 1882, when plaintiff refused to live with her, or to provide for her.

- October 15, 1887, Dallas Daily Herald, p. 8, col. 3.
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Divorce Day.
Divorces Granted Today.

     Luella Shultz vs. Henry Shultz,
     Joseph Grossman vs. Sallie A. Grossman,
     Flora E. Taylor vs. James Taylor,
     Ella Meeks vs. Frank Meeks,
     Catherine A. Carter vs. Frank R. Carter.

- October 21, 1887, Dallas Daily Herald, p. 1, col. 5.
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Court Notes.

     In the district court, a divorce was granted to Annie E. Miller from Fred J. Miller.
     Houston McDuff was granted a divorce from his wife, Press McDuff, on the ground of drunkeness.

- October 25, 1887, Dallas Daily Herald, p. 8, col. 5.
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Court Notes.

     In the district court today, Martha E. Selden filed suit for divorce against her husband, James G. Selden. Married in Dallas county in June 1886, and lived together until August 16, 1886. Alleges cruelty of treatment and intimacy with another.
     Jos. E. Shalby vs. Martha E.[?]/[F?] Shalby...application for separation; married in Dallas county, August 23, 1886, and lived together till August 27, 1886. Petition alleges unkindness, cruelty, and intimacy with another.

- October 26, 1887, Dallas Daily Herald, p. 8, col. 1.
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     T. J. Dickson was to-day granted a divorce from his wife, Mary Dickson.

- October 29, 1887, Dallas Daily Herald, p. 8, col. 3.
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District Court.

     A suit for divorce filed by Annie V. Bower, against C. G. Bower. Petition alleges they were married at Galitois, Ohio, in April, 1880, and after a course of unkind conduct toward her, by her husband, she was abandoned by him in 1884. Seay & Lauderdale, attorneys.

- November 8, 1887, Dallas Daily Herald, p. 1, col. 5.
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The City.

     Mrs. Tooley, of Fort Worth, was in the city yesterday looking for another missing husband, the third reported in the last ten days.

- November 9, 1887, Dallas Daily Herald, p. 8, col. 1.
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[No Heading]

     Exall/Dickson wedding postponed due to death of Miss Dickson's aunt in San Francisco.

- November 9, 1887, Dallas Daily Herald, p. 8, col. 3.
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Citation.

    ....summon Lou Ann Brown, who is a non-resident of the State of Texas, to appear in district court to answer the petition of G. H. Brown, filed in said court on the 27th day of October 1887....alleging in substance, that: plaintiff and defendant were legally married on March 1, 1883, and that on August 11, 1883, defendant abandoned plainfiff and continued to remain away from defendant with the intention of abandonment. Wherefore, plaintiff prays judgement for divorce, &c, &c.
     Summon C. G. Bowen, who is a non-resident of the State of Texas, to appear....to answer the petition of Annie V. Bowen, filed in said court on the 8th day of November 1887, against the said C. G. Bowen, and alleging in substance, that the plaintiff and defendant were married April 21, 1880. That defendant soon after their said marriage, began a course of unkind, harsh and neglectful conduct towards plaintiff, and that on or about October 1, 1884, defendant abandoned plaintiff and has continued to remain away from her and failed to support her. Prays judgement for divorce, custody of minor child, Geraldine, costs of suit, etc., etc.

- November 14, 1887, Dallas Daily Herald, p. 5, col. 5.
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Citation.

     ....summons Wilhelmine Heiden, who is a non-resident of the State of Texas....to answer to the petition of Robert Heiden....lawfully married circa June 15, 1883, in the State of Michigan, and continued to live together until about January 1, 1884....defendant voluntarily left plaintiff's bed and board with the intention of abandonment.

- November 25, 1887, Dallas Daily Herald, p. 5, col. 5.
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     A Hebrew lady from Poland, Mrs. Mary Rich, came to the city recently, looking for her husband, of whom she discovered no trace. Her little child was taken seriously ill with measles in the meanwhile. Both mother and child are now in charge of the Hebrew Benevolent Assocation.

- November 28, 1887, Dallas Daily Herald, p. 4, col. 3.
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Court Notes.

     In district court this morning, Ella N. Fuller filed suit for divorce against Warren A. Fuller.

- December 1, 1887, Dallas Daily Herald, p. 8, col. 3.
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     Jemima Alexander to-day filed papers in the district court against James Alexander praying to have the marriage ties annulled by law. Both parties are colored.

- December 3, 1887, Dallas Daily Herald, p. 7, col. 1.
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     Mr. S. F. Bingham arrived in the city yesterday with his bride, nee Miss Onnie Daugherty, of Grayson county. They were married yesterday.

- December 7, 1887, Dallas Daily Herald, p. 8, col. 4.
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     Mr. William A. Thompson of this city, was married in Austin last night to Miss Fannie Carothers. They are at present on a tour of Galveston.

- December 8, 1887, Dallas Daily Herald, p. 1, col. 5.
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Court Notes.

     Mrs. Minnie Russel to-day filed application for divorce from Henry Russel. In her petition, she sets up that they were married August 15th, 1884, and that on August 15th, 1888[sic], her husband beat, bruised and severely injured her, and on Nov. 1st, 1886, repeated the act. She alleges general cruel and inhuman treatment.

- December 16, 1887, Dallas Daily Herald, p. 7, col. 1.
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Divorce Suit.

     Wm. J. Neimeyer is again before the courts, this time asking a divorce from his wife, Agnes Neimeyer. His allegation is adultery committed on divers occasions.

- December 21, 1887, Dallas Daily Herald, p. 3, col. 2.
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