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THE LOCAL COURTS.
Forty-Fourth Judicial District.

     Suit was filed yesterday by Antonio Dorsa against Frank Dorsa for divorce.

MARRIAGE LICENSES.

     The county clerk issued marriage licenses to the following parties yesterday:

Thomas Lavelle and Miss Ollie Cohen.
W. H. Leonard and Mrs. Daisy Dove.
L. W. Wells and Mrs. M. A. Atkins.
J. M. Douglass and Mrs. L. Abbott.
B. D. Hutchinson and Mrs. Ella Collier.

- January 1, 1896, The Dallas Morning News, p. 12, col. 2.
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MARRIAGE LICENSES.

     The following parties were licensed to marry by the county clerk:

G. W. Harrison and Miss Lillie English.
Wesley Deason[?] and Mary Gilmore.
Frank Mathews and Hattie Paxson.
T. J. King and Josie Farley.

- January 2, 1896, The Dallas Morning News, p. 8, col. 2.
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THE LOCAL COURTS.
Fourteenth Judicial District.

     The following was filed yesterday:

Louise Lee vs. Charles Lee, divorce.

- January 3, 1896, The Dallas Morning News, p. 8, col. 2.
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MARRIAGE LICENSES.

     The following parties were licensed to marry by the county clerk yesterday:

Arthus C. Calhoun and Miss Mary A. Brown.
John Patterson and Verna Knox, colored.
Houston Boyd and Mary Williams, colored.

- January 3, 1896, The Dallas Morning News, p. 8, col. 2.
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MARRIAGE LICENSES.

     The following parties were licensed to marry by the county clerk yesterday:

W. W. Howe and Miss Gracey Moran.
James Patrick and Miss Care L. Atkinson.
J. H. McElroy and Miss Olivia Payne.

- January 4, 1896, The Dallas Morning News, p. 12, col. 4.
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THE LOCAL COURTS.
Forty-Fourth Judicial District.

The following suits were filed:
Bettie Strong vs. W. H. Strong, divorce.

- January 8, 1896, The Dallas Morning News, p. 8, col. 4.
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MARRIAGE LICENSES.

The following parties were licensed to marry yesterday:

Jim Spears and Nancy Wiggington, colored.
W. E.[?] Richards and Miss Ruth E. Moss.

- January 8, 1896, The Dallas Morning News, p. 8, col. 4.
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THE LOCAL COURTS.
Forty-Fourth Judicial District.

Cases disposed of yesterday:

Allan Mason vs. Emma Mason; divorce granted.
Fannie Henderson vs. Jud E. Henderson; divorce
granted and plaintiff awarded custody of the children.

Fourteenth Judicial District.

The following suit was filed yesterday:

Link Bailey vs. Hattie Bailey, divorce.

- January 9, 1896, The Dallas Morning News, p. 8, col. 2.
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THE LOCAL COURTS.
Forty-Fourth Judicial District.

The following cases were disposed of yesterday:

Bettie Brice vs. R. J. Brice; divorce granted plaintiff.

- January 10, 1896, The Dallas Morning News, p. 8, col. 2.
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Marriage Licenses.

     The county clerk issued a marriage license to the following parties yesterday:

     W. W. Moore and Miss Helen Russell.

- January 10, 1896, The Dallas Morning News, p. 8, col. 7.
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Marriage Licenses.

     A marriage license was issued yesterday to Charles R. Loving and Mattie Welsh, colored.

- January 11, 1896, The Dallas Morning News, p. 12, col. 2.
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Marriage Licenses.

     The county clerk issued marriage licenses to the following parties yesterday:
     W. W. Bell and Miss Maggie Vinson.
     J. T. Ogden and Miss Mattie Emerson.

- January 12, 1896, The Dallas Morning News, p. 20, col. 4.
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The Local Courts.
44th District Court.

New Suits Filed.

     Lisette Cornetet vs. Ernie Cornetet, divorce.

14th District Court.

     L. G. McCoy vs. W. H. McCoy, divorce granted to the plaintiff; care and custody of minor, Harry Clyde McCoy, awarded plaintiff; costs taxed against plaintiff.

- July 15, 1896; Dallas Morning News, p. 3, col. 5.
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TWO DIVORCES
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Mrs. Mullens and Mrs. Tice Wish
to be Made Single.

     Mrs. Maggie Mullens petitions the 44th district court for a decree releasing her from a marriage with C. M. Mullens, March 17, 1895. She informs the court that the defendant quit her in November, 1895, to live with a woman named Ida in Houston, but that he subsequently left Ida and Houston to take up his residence with a woman named Ellen in Temple.
    Mrs. Pearl Tice sues Henry Tice for divorce.  Mrs. Tice alleges that her husband was of a violent temper and handy with his fists with which he frequently knocked her down. Finally, he took the buggy whip to her.  This was the straw that broke the camel's back of her patience and she left him.

- November 9, 1896, Daily Times Herald, p. 5, col. 1.
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CITY NEWS NOTES.

     Mr. and Mrs. W. P. Ellison, whose marriage took place last week in New Orleans, arrived in Dallas yesterday morning and are at home to friends at Mr. Ellison's mother's, on South Ervay street.

- November 9, 1896, Daily Times Herald, p. 8, col. 3-4
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New Suits Filed
14th District Court.

     Maggie Mullins vs. C. M. Mullins, divorce.

44th District Court.

     Pearl Tice vs. Henry Tice, divorce.

- November 9, 1896, Daily Times Herald, p. 8, col. 5.
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ELOPEMENT.
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The Bride's Parents Gave a
Warm Chase.

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But They were too Late to Prevent
the Marriage of S. B. Cruse
and Miss Susan Edwards.

     For some time, Mr. S. B. Cruse and Miss Susan Edwards, living in the Caruth neighborhood, have been matrimonially inclined, but there was objection on the part of Miss Edwards' family, and the marriage was postponed in the hope of gaining the old folks over.
     But, the old folks, proving a little more obstinate than the young couple thought they ought to be, they concluded to wait no longer. So, at noon yesterday, Miss Edwards left home under pretense of visiting a neighbor. Mr. Cruse was waiting at the turn of the lane with his buggy, and, as soon as she got in, a friend on horseback started in a run for Dallas in order to get the license and justice of the peace ready by the time the couple arrived, as it was pretty certain that they would not be gone long before the old folks would hear of the elopement and give chase.
     There is no telephone out in the country, but the couple had not been gone half an hour before Miss Edwards' father and mother were in a buggy camping on their trail.
     The young man who came in advance did the requisite amount of swearing in order to get the license, and got Justice Lauderdale down on the street in front of his office, just as the couple drove up.
     "Get up in the buggy, Judge, so you can finish up as we are driving if necessary, for the old folks are right after us," said Mr. Cruse.
     Judge Lauderdale did as requested, and right in the middle of the ceremony, the old folks drove down Commerce street, without looking up Jefferson, and therefore did not catch on until Judge Lauderdale had clinched the ceremony by saying: "What God has joined together, let no man put asunder."

- December 20, 1896, Dallas Daily Times Herald, p. 15, col. 1.
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CITY NEWS NOTES.

     Frank Wilburn filed a petition for divorce in the 44th district court Saturday from Tishia Wilburn. Both parties are colored, and the defendant is a resident of Louisiana. Desertion is made the basis for the suit.
     Mrs. Ellen J. Doremus was, on Thursday, granted divorce from Frank Doremus in the 14th judicial district court.

- December 20, 1896, Dallas Daily Times Herald, p. 15, col. 2-3.
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The Local Courts.
14th Distsrict Court.

     C. C. Derrick vs. M. E. Derrick....divorce granted as prayed for....

44th District Court.

     Frank Wilburn vs. Tesha Wilburn; divorce.

- December 20, 1896, Dallas Morning News, p. 22, col. 6.
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