DIVORCES




From Ontario County Journal 15 July 1910

Decrees of divorce of Bert Ball of Naples from his wife, Cora Ball, and Lizzie Davis from Walter Davis, were this week filed in the county clerk's office. Mrs. Davis is a daughter of Mrs. Ball and was married when 14 years of age.



From Ontario County Journal 29 January 1892

An action for separation has been brought by Mrs. Phoebe Barber against Frank J. Barber, both of Phelps. On Monday an order was granted allowing Mrs. Barber an alimony of four dollars per week and fifty dollars counsel fee. Hon. Edwin Hicks of this village, appears for the plaintiff, and E. Miller, Esq., of Newark, for the defendant.



From Ontario Repository & Messenger 18 May 1893

Mrs. Phoebe Barber
has been granted a limited divorce from her husband, Frank J. Barber, with alimony of $5 a week, besides a judgement of $127, which Barber was ordered to pay last year.



From Geneva Gazette 19 November 1880

Edgar V. Benham
of Canandaigua, has been granted a decree of divorce from his wife, Altha L. Benham.



From Geneva Daily Times 26 December 1907

Phelps, N. Y. - Maud Dennis Bissell
has applied for a divorce from her husband, Lorenzo Bissell, formerly of Phelps, but who resides at Detroit. The decree is asked for on statutory grounds and desertion.

From Geneva Daily Times 28 July 1908

Phelps, N. Y. -
Testimony in the divorce action brought by Maude Dennis Bissell against her husband, Lorenzo Bissell, was taken before a referee at Rochester yesterday. The divorce is asked for on statutory grounds. The plaintiff was represented by Attorney Lapham of Geneva.



From Ontario County Journal 9 January 1914

A decree of divorce has been granted Mrs. Margaret Blair, of Canandaigua, from F. K. Blair, of Williamsport, Pa., in Lycoming courts of Williamsport, Pa.



From Geneva Daily Times 4 August 1910

Affidavits which alleged out-of-the-ordinary means taken to secure a divorce were presented at a hearing before Justice Sawyer at Canandaigua yesterday. The action is one brought by Jack L. Bouslack, a Geneva Italian against May L. Bouslack, who now claims to reside in Albany. The hearing yesterday was upon an application made by the defendant to have an order commanding the plaintiff to pay her $10 per week during the pendency of the action and also counsel fees amounting to $250. H. J. Crawford of Albany, attorney for the defendant, was represented by George L. Morse of Pittsburg. P. H. Leahy represented the plaintiff. After hearing the argument Justice Sawyer ordered Bouslack to pay the defendant $35 within ten days as counsel fees. In the affidavits alleging the fraud in connection with the case, it is alleged that Bouslack tricked Samuel Lemma, a Canandaigua Italian, into certifying before an Albany notary that he had served a copy of the summons and complaint in the action upon the defendant. After swearing to this fact, Lemma alleges that he discovered the trick and demanded the summons of Bouslack so that he might serve it. He alleges that Bouslack told him that he never intended that the summons be served as he did not want the woman to know that the action was pending so that he could secure his divorce by default. Lemma then alleges that he informed the notary of the facts and also told Mrs. Bouslack. Mrs. Bouslack then demanded and received a copy of the papers and it is declared that she will fight the case. The action is brought on the grounds that the woman had another husband living at the time of the marriage to Bouslack. In her answer the woman admits this but alleges that she secured an absolute divorce from her first husband. The present action will heard in Ontario County.



From Geneva Daily Times 3 February 1902

A divorce was secured Saturday by Charles T. Brown, formerly an attache of the U. S. Express Co. in this city, from his wife, Laura Halliday Brown.  The decree was granted the plaintiff by Justice James W. Dunwell, in the special term of supreme court held at Lyons.  T. Elliott Truesdale was the attorney for Mr. Brown.



From Geneva Daily Times 1 May 1909

The case of Burrill against Burrill, the only action on the Equity calendar for the term of Supreme Court, which convenes at Canandaigua on Monday, is expected to reveal an interesting matrimonial tangle which the parties are endeavoring to straighten out. Both the parties are well known in Geneva, where they have resided. Charles Burrill is a printer and was formerly foreman at the plant of the Geneva Independent. According to his story he was married on November 6,1889, to Elizabeth F. Shanks. He continued to live with his wife for a number of years, during which time two children, a boy and a girl, were born. Trouble then appeared on the Burrill marital horizon and as a result, Burrill claims that two years ago he applied for a divorce from the woman and that he employed Attorney Lyman J. Baskin to prosecute the action and secure the necessary papers.

Mr. Baskin promised to secure the divorce and it is claimed that the parties appeared before a court and gave their evidence. The decree, for some reason or other, it is claimed, was not handed down but acting on the fact that the attorney had told him that the divorce would be granted, Burrill went to Niagara Falls, Ont., and married Mrs. Charles Clark of Geneva. This was on the 28th of March two years ago. The Burrills have been living in Canandaigua and Burrill claims that his former wife came to Canandaigua some time ago and took her two children away from him and as he desires to clear up matters so that his second marriage will be legal, he has now started an action to clear the case up. The case has been noticed for trial at the term of court which convenes at Canandaigua on Monday when it is expected the court will determine which woman he is married to and just what steps he will have to take to straighten out his matrimonial tangle so as to conform with the law.



From Geneva Daily Times 1 July 1915

Canandaigua, N. Y. -  Sophia D. Catlin
of Geneva has been granted an interlocutory decree of divorce from Henry H. Catlin, to whom she was married in Geneva on October 12th, 1908. Plaintiff is given the right to resume her maiden name of Sophia Day. Justice S. Nelson Sawyer, who granted the decree, reserved decision as to the custody of the Catlin's son, Roger, until application for a final decree is made three months hence.



From Victor Herald 2 May 1902

Bristol, N. Y. - Mrs. Lena Caulkins
has been granted an absolute divorce from her husband, E. Kirby Caulkins.



From Geneva Daily Times 26 February 1904

A. R. Chapman
of East Syracuse, formerly of Phelps, has been granted a divorce from his wife, Julia Carr Chapman, at the special term of Supreme court last week.  The father was granted the custody of their child, a daughter. Mrs. Chapman was formerly Miss Julia Carr, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Carr of this village.



From Ontario County Journal 4 July 1902

Justice Davy has granted a decree of absolute divorce to Nellie Mapes Craft from her husband, Dr. Byron L. Craft, a former well-known physician of Stanley and Gorham. Lucy Howard, a pretty servant girl, who lived near the Crafts, is named as the co-respondent. Craft, who left the section soon after the exposition of his actions, put in no answer in the divorce proceeding, and his whereabouts are unknown.



From Geneva Daily Times 14 August 1916

A final decree of divorce was entered today in the case of Fred W. Decker against June R. Decker, East Bloomfield parties. Affairs of the Deckers were aired in a divorce trial in supreme court here about a year ago. A jury found both guilty of adultery and the trial went to a draw. The interlocutory decree was taken by Decker against his wife last April, it being granted by Justice Clark.



From Clifton Springs Press 7 March 1912

Phelps, N. Y. - 
A final decree of divorce has been granted to Alice Mott Dillingham in her action against Myron H. Dillingham. By the terms of the decree, the petitioner is allowed to resume her maiden name.



From Geneva Gazette 29 December 1893

Mrs. Wm. R. Dryer
of Palmyra has obtained a divorce from her husband on the statutory ground.  The couple were married in 1875 and separated in 1887.  Mr. Dryer formerly hailed from Victor, and we believe is a son of the late Wm. C. Dryer.



From Geneva Gazette 14 October 1898

At a special term of supreme court, held at Auburn, Saturday, Frank G. English, of Waterloo, obtained a decree of divorce on statutory grounds, from his wife, Anna D. English, of Geneva.



From Geneva Gazette 10 August 1894

A $20,000 Windfall -
The following is communicated to the Rochester Herald from Havana:  In the fall of 1883, Mrs. Alice E. K. English made application for a divorce from her husband, Hezekiah English, both being residents of Victor, Ontario county.  Hon. William H. Adams of that village was appointed referee.  There was one child, an invalid daughter, and pending the referee's decision, Mrs. English was awarded $8 per week for the care of herself and daughter.  Mr. English swore that he was only worth $4,000, and the referee gave his decision awarding $2,500 to Mrs. English.  The family at once separated, Mrs. English and daughter moving to Havana, while Mr. English went to Ithaca and secured a position as a school teacher.  Mrs. English learned about June 1st, last, that her husband had died at Flushing, L. I., and his remains had been brought to Ithaca for burial.  She informed ex-Senator Hicks and the latter at once began an investigation which developed the fact that Mr. English had not re-married and had died without making a will.  As a result the invalid daughter was the sole heir.  He continued the work of closing up the estate and last week paid to Miss English the sum of $21,102.33, the amount which he recovered for her.



From Geneva Daily Times 14 August 1916

Canandaigua, N. Y. - 
Justice George A. Benton has signed an interlocutory decree of divorce in the action of George F. Fisher against Satie Fisher, Geneva, parties who were married in Canandaigua on August 20, 1911.



From Shortsville Enterprise 17 February 1916

A decree of interlocutory divorce was granted by Justice Benton in Supreme Court at Canandaigua on Tuesday in the action of Harry W. Frazer against his wife, Mae E. Frazer, both residents of Shortsville. The Frazers were married at Clifton Springs during the year of 1909 and have a 4-year-old daughter. Disposition of the child will be taken up by Judge Benton at a later date. John Goodwin of this village was named a co-respondent in the case. Arthur H. Smith represented Mr. Frazer, while Mrs. Frazer made no appearance.



From Geneva Gazette 8 August 1879

Notice -- Whereas my wife, Rosina, has left my bed and board without just cause or provocation, this is to forbid all persons harboring or trusting her on my account, as I shall pay no debts of her contracting after this date.
Henry S. Freshour, Geneva, August 6, 1879



From Geneva Daily Times 19 April 1897

A Syracuse newspaper yesterday has this account of Genevans who are seeking a divorce in that city:

Love has soured with advancing age in the case of the Gambees, and now, in the thirty-third year of their married life they find themselves in the divorce court. John H. Gambee is not accused of an overfondness for either wine or women, alleged cruelty and abandonment being the grounds set forth in Charlotte D. Gambee's petition for divorce. John is a coachman who for a long term of years has been in the employ of the Gerrit S. Miller estate of Geneva. Charlotte is at present living with one of their four children in this city. Yesterday her attorney, John R. Collins, went to Utica and before Justice Scripture asked for an allowance of attorney. D. Raymond Cobb opposed the motion. Incidentally the whole story was out. Charlotte sets forth in her complaint that she was married to John on November 30th. 1861, at Waterloo. Until August 4th, 1894, they lived together and then John left. It was a cold case of abandonment, according to Mrs. Gambee, and she was left without ample means of support. Cruelty in various forms is also set up in the complaint. But John has put in an amended answer, which goes Charlotte a few better. In public and in private, says the coachman, Mrs. Gambee's conduct toward him has been abusive, brutal and inhuman. An ungovernable and vicious temper characterizes her says John, and frequently she has made threats upon his life. In fact, he declares, she became a menace to him and to the vicinity in which she lived. Of course, Charlotte indignantly denies the truth of this arraignment. In the motion made before Justice Scripture yesterday, one of the affidavits read was that of Mrs. Gerrit S. Miller, the defendant's employer. Mrs. Miller substantiates John's counter charges of cruelty in some instances. Justice Scripture allowed $40 counsel fees, $20 a month alimony and referred the issues to Joseph Bondy of Syracuse.



From Ontario County Journal 30 October 1896

Shortsville, N. Y. -  Mrs. Sarah Harmon
has secured an absolute divorce from Frank Harmon and has been allowed the privilege of assuming her maiden name, Sarah Aldrich.



From Geneva Daily Times 19 July 1915

Manchester - Mrs. Mae Heacock
of Manchester, was granted an interlocutory decree of absolute divorce against Louis C. Heacock at the recent special term of Supreme Court, held in Buffalo. The divorce was granted by Justice Marens, and provides that the final decree be entered on September 12th. According to the decision, Mrs. Heacock is at liberty to marry at any time, but Mr. Heacock cannot marry during the lifetime of Mrs. Heacock.



From Ontario County Journal 15 September 1893

Elizabeth Heins against Theodore F. Heins -
This case was brought on for a final hearing upon the proofs, at the Special Term, held at the court house, on the second day of the present month, and was argued and submitted by E. W. Gardner, Esq., counsel for the defendant, and S. Gooding, Esq., counsel for the plaintiff. Judge Adams handed down his decision on Saturday last, dismissing the plaintiff's complaint with costs, and granting to the defendant, Theodore F. Heins, an absolute divorce against his wife on the ground of adultery, and awarding the custody and control of the two children to him. The case has created a good deal of interest in the village, as the parties were well known here. The action has been pending for over a year, having been commenced in July, 1892. The action was originally commenced by Elizabeth Heins against her husband for a separation, on the alleged ground of cruel treatment. Mr. Heins, in his answer, denied absolutely all of these charges, and then, as the law permitted him to do, set up in his answer an affirmative cause of action, charging the plaintiff with adultery with Morgan L. Frone, of Canandaigua, and one John Livingston, of Rochester. The court holds that the proofs fully sustain the charges. . . .  The hearing before the referee was commenced in December last, and before any evidence was given, the plaintiff withdrew and abandoned her alleged cause of action against defendant for a separation and the trial proceeded upon the issue as to the adultery of the plaintiff. . . . .

The case in many respects is a very sad one. The defendant, Mr. Heins, is a man of irreproachable character. He is a German by birth, and is a florist and gardener by profession, having for many years had charge of Mrs. A. McKechnie's extensive greenhouses and gardens. He owns and occupies a comfortable home on upper Main street. His family consists of his wife, the plaintiff, and two bright daughters, over whom he has always exercised the utmost care. In August last year on his return home from an excursion to Keuka Lake with some German friends, he found his wife gone and his house stripped of his household goods. The woman temporarily stopped a short time on Chapin street, and then moved to Elmira, taking the two daughters with her, where she has since resided. Mr. Heins succeeded in reclaiming a portion of his property, but the children have been kept away by plaintiff, and Mr. Heins has not had an opportunity to see them for more than a year. The court having now awarded their custody to him, it is hoped they will return home, where they will receive the kind care and supervision they need, and which when there they have never failed to get.



From Geneva Daily Times 12 June 1918

County Court Rulings -
An order was issued directing the service by publication of a summons and complaint in the divorce action of Harry Herman against Ruth A. Herman. They were married in Shortsville in 1916. Mrs. Herman is alleged to have left the home of her husband on March 18, 1916 and is now residing at Jersey Shore, Pa.



From Ontario County Journal 22 March 1901

It took only a few minutes for George W. Hermon to secure an absolute divorce from his wife, Minnie B. Hermon, before Justice Dunwell, of Lyons, sitting in equity court in this village on Monday afternoon. Hermon took the stand and told his story. His case was conducted by Robert F. Thompson, of the firm of Christian & Thompson. The defendant made no appearance or answer to the charges of unfaithfulness and the court tore asunder the bonds between them. Hermon is a young farmer and resides at Foster's Point on the west side of the lake. His wife was Minnie B. Wyckoff, a resident of this village, and they were married on June 26, 1896. The action for divorce was commenced in February of the present year.



From Rochester Democrat & Chronicle 14 February 1922

Bertha Hess
was granted an interlocutory decree of divorce today from her husband, Howard Hess. The parties resided at Geneva.



From Geneva Gazette 6 May 1892

Mrs. Mary E. Hoefler
has begun an action for divorce from her husband, John C. Hoefler, both of Geneva.  The plaintiff is at present in Rochester.  The case has been referred to A. P. Rose, Esq. to take testimony and report his opinion thereon to the Supreme Court.  During the pendency of such action it is also decreed that the defendant must pay plaintiff $4 per week and $25 for counsel fees and disbursements, without prejudice however to the plaintiff's right to apply to the court upon the coming in of the report for an additional allowance of costs and alimony.  The referee is authorized to take testimony in Geneva and in Rochester.  The defendant is one of Geneva's mail carriers.



From Geneva Daily Times 19 November 1900

A decree of absolute divorce has just been granted by Justice John M. Davy in supreme court to Carrie A. Horton, of this city, against Lewis J. Horton.



From Ontario County Journal 16 November 1900

A divorce has been granted George N. Horton, of this village, from his wife, Nina L. Horton.



From Rochester Democrat & Chronicle 1 April 1912

Canandaigua, N. Y., April 1 - An interlocutory decree of annulment of marriage has been granted and entered in the case of Iona Johnson against Leon Johnson, both of whom formerly resided in this village. Mrs. Johnson was allowed to resume her maiden name of Iona Bush and both parties will be allowed to marry again after the entry of final judgment in about three months. The woman sued her husband for an annulment of the marriage upon the ground that they were both married when only about 16 years of age and had not resided together since they became 18 years of age.



From Ontario County Journal 11 February 1910

Naples, N. Y. -
An absolute divorce has been granted to Mrs. William Karnes and she now resumes her maiden name, Miss Elizabeth Kallenbach.



From Ontario County Chronicle 16 April 1902

Cora Kinsman,
of Farmington, has been granted a divorce from her husband, John Kinsman.



From Geneva Gazette 15 December 1899

It is reported that Hiland C. Kirke, late of Phelps (where his wife now resides) has instituted proceedings against her at Washington D. C. for divorce on the ground of desertion and abandonment.  Mr. Kirke is well known as an educator and inventor of the balance thermometer.  The couple estranged are well along past middle life.



From Geneva Daily Times 8 October 1910

A divorce decree signed by Justice Sawyer at a special term of the Supreme Court in Lyons has just been filed in the county clerk's office in the case of Bertha T. Lovejoy against Arthur Lovejoy of Geneva. The plaintiff is granted an interlocutory decree and is given permission to assume her own name and to marry again.



From Ontario County Journal 3 December 1897

At a term of the supreme court at Lyons on Tuesday, Justice Dunwell granted an absolute divorce on statutory grounds to Mrs. Ella Lucas from her husband, Zabina Lucas. The parties were married in Auburn in January, 1877, and lived together in Canandaigua until last spring. The plaintiff alleged that her husband committed acts of infidelity early in this year and named as one of the correspondents Lillie Adams. The plaintiff, who now lives in Lyons, was given custody of the minor son, Fred Lucas.



From Ontario County Journal 12 February 1897

A divorce was granted Charles Mack at Supreme Court by Judge Nash, Wednesday. Mack was also given custody of his child. There was no defense. Mack is a resident of South Bristol. The Tracy House register was called into play as evidence showing that Rosa B. Mack and one Monks, occupied a room at that house last fall during one night.



From Shortsville Enterprise 14 January 1921

Justice Robert F. Thompson, of Canandaigua, has granted an interlocutory decree of divorce to Mrs. Grace Manly, of that city, a former resident of Shortsville. Her husband was Floyd Manly, whose present place of residence is now known.



From Ontario Repository & Messenger 7 October 1897

It is expected that the divorce suit of Mrs. Alex. McConnell against her husband will be tried at Canandaigua next week. Several Neapolitans have been subpoenaed as witnesses.



From Geneva Daily Times 13 July 1895

Buffalo, July 13 - Mrs. Mary McDonald,
wife of Detective Frank McDonald, who has brought an action for divorce from her on the grounds of alleged adultery, has filed a motion for alimony counsel and fees.  Some sensational developments are expected when the case comes up.

Mrs. McDonald was a Geneva girl.  Her name was Mary Fahey.  She was married to McDonald at Geneva about four years ago.  He was then engaged by the State to detect lepredators who were interfering with experiments at the State Farm, by destroying plants, etc.  Mrs. McDonald was at that time a waitress at the Kirkwood Hotel where McDonald was stopping. It was there that he became enamored of her.


 
From Geneva Gazette 10 June 1887

Catherine A. McGonegal, who has been engaged in the millinery business here in the past few years, has obtained an absolute divorce from her husband, Chas. H. McGonegal, for principal cause.  The Referee decided in favor of plaintiff, which was confirmed by Judge McComber in last special term.  She was represented by Seward French of Rochester.



From Rochester Democrat & Chronicle 31 July 1929

Canandaigua, N. Y., July 30 -
A final decree of divorce has been granted to Andrew C. Mincer in his action against Katherine J. Mincer, Canandaigua residents, in an order issued by Justice Clyde W. Knapp of Lyons and filed at the county clerk's office here. They were married at Canandaigua on Sept. 24, 1927, and have one child.



From Geneva Advertiser 29 October 1889

Henry O. Morey
of this village has commenced proceedings against his wife for divorce for the extreme cause. We believe he is a commercial traveler or canvasser, and much of his time has been spent away from home. We have heard she would not contest the case, but the courts in this state require that the case shall be proved beyond question of a doubt. It came up in equity term last week and Judge Adams appointed P. N. Nicholas, Esq., Referee. We hope and believe the case will be conducted with closed doors.



From Ontario Repository & Messenger 18 June 1885

Mrs. Mary Mosher,
well-known in Canandaigua, has been granted a decree of absolute divorce from her husband, Howell Mosher, who was an official in the defunct Exchange Bank of this village.



From Ontario County Times 5 June 1889

Information was received here last week from Atlanta, Ga., to the effect that an action for divorce had been begun by Mrs. Geo. A. Moss, against her husband, on the alleged ground of improper intimacy on his part with other women. A notice is said to have been published in the Atlanta papers forbidding all persons paying money due the millinery firm of which Mrs. Moss was a member to Mr. Moss or the other members of the firm. Mrs. Moss has also sent directions to her friends here not to allow her husband to get possession of her property in this town. The family removed from this village to Atlanta about two years ago, where Mr. Moss went to assume the southern agency for the Hitchcock Lamp Company, and where they have since resided.



From Geneva Daily Times 3 April 1931

Canandaigua, N. Y. - Eliza T. Oughterson
of Geneva has been granted an interlocutory decree of divorce from Clarence H. Oughterson, a former resident of Geneva, now residing in Philadelphia. Justice Benn Kenyon of Auburn granted the divorce. The couple were married in 1912.



From Phelps Citizen 25 September 1913

J. Arthur Phillips
was recently granted a divorce from his wife, Neva Jones Phillips, at Battle Creek, Mich. Mr. and Mrs. Phillips separated about two years ago while residents of this town. Shortly after the separation, Mr. Phillips went to Michigan to reside.



From Geneva Daily Times 1 April 1910

A final decree of divorce has been entered in the action brought by Clara Radder of Lewis street against Albert Radder. The parties were married on May 26, 1891, at Brockport by Rev. Mr. Colburn, pastor of the Methodist church at that place. The interlocutory decree in the case was granted at a term of Supreme Court held in Cayuga county on November 26th last and the final decree was entered in Ontario county on March 19th. The plaintiff in the proceedings was represented by Attorney L. K. R. Laird of Auburn. The parties have not lived together for the past eight years and Mr. Radder has not been heard from in the past four years.



From Ontario County Journal 29 December 1911


Mrs. Gertrude Sabin of Waterloo has instituted proceedings for a divorce from Edwin H. Sabin, formerly of Naples, at which place the couple were married in 1907. The grounds stated are that Sabin has another wife living.



From Ontario County Journal 20 February 1903

The trial of the case of Mary Elizabeth Short against Joseph Warren Short, an action for divorce was commenced on Wednesday afternoon, E. A. Griffith appearing for the plaintiff, with John Colmey as counsel, and W. C. Ellis for the defendant and R. F. Thompson as counsel. The acts on which the complaint is based were alleged to have been committed in 1898-1900, and three co-respondents are named. The parties reside in the town of Manchester, were married Dec. 31, 1890, and have three children. At 8:30 o'clock last night the jury returned a verdict giving plaintiff a judgment of divorce.



From Ontario County Journal 22 March 1901

E. W. Gardner argued a motion for counsel fees for the defendant in the divorce case of George W. Simons vs. Mary A. Simons, of this village. The court ordered that the husband provide his wife with $100 with which to defend her suit, within 60 days. The parties were married on Dec. 5, 1897, and the proceedings for divorce were first instituted in February, 1899. Willis H. Coons and Spencer Gooding appeared for the plaintiff, and the former read lengthy affidavits from a number of witnesses in an attempt to strengthen his application for a divorce.



From Ontario County Journal 22 November 1901

Yesterday afternoon Judge Davy granted an absolute divorce to John Stirner from his wife, Annie Stirner. E. W. Gardner, his counsel, had a large number of witnesses on hand, but it was necessary to swear only three. The woman made no appearance, having left town some time ago.



From Ontario County Journal 7 July 1911

An interlocutory degree of divorce has been granted Ola M. Stone, of Naples, against Frank Stone, to whom she was married July 29, 1899. The plaintiff is given custody of their 11-year-old son.



From Neapolitan Record 19 August 1880

Mrs. Florence Stratton,
daughter of J. B. Lyon, has succeeded in obtaining a divorce from G. H. Stratton; it is absolute in its character, allowing her to marry again but restricting him; she also obtained a reasonable amount of alimony and control of the two children. C. S. Lincoln was the referee, and N. W. Clark was attorney for the plaintiff.



From Geneva Daily Times 20 October 1909

Rushville, N. Y. - Millie L. Torrey,
of Honeoye Falls, has been granted a decree of divorce from S. Holden Torrey, Jr., of Rushville by Justice Beaton in special term, in Rochester. James M. Heath appeared for Mrs. Torrey.



From Rochester Democrat & Chronicle 31 July 1929

Canandaigua, N. Y., July 30 -
Clarence Turck of Geneva is given an interlocutory decree of divorce from Ursula Turck, recently of Hornell, in an order granted by Justice Knapp. They were married at Canisteo Aug. 20, 1921, and have two children.



From Geneva Advertiser 12 February 1901

In court last week a divorce was granted Wm. VanGelder from his wife, Cora S. VanGelder.  They are reported as Geneva parties, but we hear that the woman is in Michigan, and put in no answer to the pleadings.



From Ontario County Journal 2 May 1879

In the year 1877, one Charles D. Warren came to Canandaigua from the East, and engaged with Johnson Tillotson as a farm hand in the south part of this town. At the time, Miss Harriet Hendershot, daughter of Benjamin Hendershot, was employed as a domestic in the same family. An intimacy soon sprang up between them, which developed the fact that the young lady had loved "not wisely but too well." Shortly Warren left for parts unknown. Miss Hendershot soon after procured a warrant of A. Hemenway, Esq., for the arrest of Warren, charging him with seduction under promise of marriage, which resulted in the arrest of Warren by officer Charles E. Tate, his incarceration in Ontario Co. jail and subsequent marriage of the couple. But "the course of true love never did run smoothly," and within a month after the marriage ceremony had been performed, Warren again took his leave. Shortly afterwards a summons and complaint was served upon the unfortunate wife for a divorce, the action being commenced in the city of New York. Avery Hemenway, Esq., appeared for the wife and Mr. Tubbs, a lawyer of New York, for the plaintiff. The trial was to have taken place on the 17th of April last in New York city. In the meantime, the wife of Warren procured a warrant of Delos Doolittle, Esq., of this place, for the arrest of her truant husband as a disorderly person, for abandoning his family. The warrant was placed in the hands of officer L. T. Sheldon, who proceeded to the city of New York, and arrested the truant husband as he left the witness stand, where he had just been testifying against his wife on the divorce suit. Officer Sheldon had no little difficulty in bringing his prisoner away from the city, even with the aid of a detective, as his friends made desperate efforts to restore him on writ of habeus corpus. The divorce sought appeared to be one of the "patent" kind, in which witnesses can be bought to swear to anything, and the injured wife has no chance for defense. He was brought to this place, and lodged in jail last Thursday. The examination was commenced before Esquire Doolittle on Friday, and adjourned to Tuesday of this week.  On Tuesday the prisoner was required to give bail for his good behavior for one year, and pay his wife $50 and court costs, which was readily acceded to. After the money had been paid and the prisoner discharged from custody, his injured wife approached him, and clasping her arms about his neck, and with a voice choked with emotion and with burning tears streaming down her cheeks said, "Dear Charles, forget me if you will, but for God's sake do not forget your rosy-cheeked boy, for he bears your name and image. Charley is a dear, lovely child. Adieu, Charley, Adieu!" During all this time not one dry eye was discernible in the court room.



From Ontario County Journal 29 June 1906

Dan Cupid took possession of county court chambers on Monday morning and for a little time made a pleasant break in the dull routine of legal matters, calling upon Judge Knapp to perform his first marriage ceremony, and to remarry Adaline Monier and Samuel A. Welton, of Naples, after they had been divorced for nearly 34 years.

The circumstances briefly told are these: The parties resided at Naples and were married on June 22, 1870, and one child was born to them. In 1873 the wife secured a decree of absolute divorce. Welton left Naples, and save for an occasional visit, had severed entirely relations with his former home. Recently he returned and meetings with his former wife awakened the old love -- and the past was forgotten and the two decided to remarry. Upon the advice of a clergyman, they sought Judge Knapp in order that the ceremony might be performed in accordance with the statute. A very happy couple left the judge's chambers for their home in Naples.



From Geneva Gazette 25 June 1897

Love's young dream experienced a rude awakening in the supreme court, Hon. James W. Dunwell, justice, present, last Saturday in this village (Lyons) when Lillie M. Wright of Geneva instituted divorce proceedings against Charles G. Wright, asking for allowance for counsel fees and alimony pending trial of the action.  Mrs. Wright is an infant in law and appeared by her guardian, W. C. Reed, but in reality she is a full grown, bright appearing and attractive young woman.  The husband, it appears, is also an infant.  He was represented by George F. Ditmars guardian ad litem.  The wife alleged the statutory offense. Infant marriages are often disastrous. Wayne Democratic Press



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