Miscellaneous Cass County, Illinois Divorces - Granted

DATES are when newspaper was published. No dates for actual divorce was finalized are listed. All divorces were granted in Cass County, Illinois - source, The Cass County Historian, March 2001



VIRGINIA GAZETTE
Aug. 20, 1875 - Rebecca vs Samuel ARMSTRONG
Aug. 27, 1875 - Elizabeth vs James SCOTT
Sept. 3, 1875 - Elizabeth vs Anthony HILL
Feb. 6, 1880 - Fannie and Silas WILLCOTT, her maiden name restored to BOSTON
April 27, 1880 - Airi vs Zimri KIRKMAN
Aug. 27, 1880 - Sarah vs Ira INGRAM
Aug. 27, 1880 - Catherine vs John ROHN
Sept. 3, 1880 - Sarah vs William MINIER
Sept. 3, 1880 - Mary vs John CROW
Sept. 3, 1880 - Thomas vs Rachel CAMPBELL
Feb. 18, 1881 - Julie vs Nathan CLAYTON
Feb. 18, 1881 - Allie vs George KING
Feb. 18, 1881 - Phebe vs. Robert McNEELY
Feb. 18, 1881 - Laura vs Owen SHOWALTER
Sept. 2, 1881 - Amos vs. Lucy J. GARNER
Sept. 2, 1881 - Paris vs Lodema F. BRANDOM
Feb. 10, 1882 - Frances vs. James SOWREBY
Sept. 5, 1884 - James vs Virginia CHILTON
Sept. 5, 1884 -William vs Katherine SPIKER
Sept. 5, 1884 -Fred vs Mary A. DENNIS
Sept. 5, 1884 - John vs Virginia HEDSETH
Aug. 28, 1885 - Joanne vs Nick KELCH
April 16, 1886 - Mary vs Sanford MAGILL, she given custody of child
April 16, 1886 - Wilhelmina vs Henry BRANDT, she given property
April 17, 1902 - Mary vs Frank L. LEBKUECHER
April 17, 1902 - Amanda vs James MILLER
Oct. 3, 1903 - Elva vs Hamilton (Jim) JUCKETT
Oct. 3, 1903 - Martha vs Harrison BENSON
Oct. 3, 1903 - James M. vs Anna CARR
Oct. 9, 1903 - Sarah vs Joseph McGLASSEN
Oct. 9, 1903 - Della vs Henry McMURTY
Oct. 9, 1903 - Anna vs. John C. SALLIE
Oct. 9, 1903 - P.F. vs Elizabeth COOPER
Oct. 9, 1903 - Ellen vs Charles SHOEMAKER
Oct. 9, 1903 - George vs Lena CARLS
Oct. 9, 1903 - Pearl vs William MAINS
Oct. 9, 1903 - Charles vs Alice MATHEWS
April 10, 1908 - Eva vs Orland LOMAX
June 20, 1911 - Lou vs James NEAL
June 20, 1911 - Maggie vs John Henry SAWN
Mar. 24, 1911 - Fred vs Emma RUBY
Mar. 24, 1911 - Mary vs Wheeler WOODS
Mar. 24, 1911 -Charles vs Mary COLE
Mar. 29, 1912 - Cora vs George O. HAPPY
VIRGINIA ENQUIRER
Feb. 11, 1876 - Arthica vs Charles CLARK, married November 26, 1857, children, Katie, 5 and Lorett, 8
Feb. 18, 1876 - Sarah vs Edmond NESBITT
Aug. 25, 1876 - Martin vs Mary TARVIN
Aug. 25, 1877 - John vs Mary RICKERT
Aug. 25, 1877 - Robert vs Joanna NEWMAN
Sept. 8, 1877 - Henry vs. Mary FREW
Mar. 8, 1878 - Robert vs Maranda JOHNSON
Mar. 8, 1878 - Ruth vs Robert McAULEY
Mar. 8, 1878 - Henry vs Elizabeth SELLECK
Feb. 15, 1879 - Helen vs Nimrod McPHERSON, her maiden name restored to IRWIN and given custody of child
Sept. 6, 1879 - Nora L. vs John COOKSON
Feb. 10, 1883 - Elizabeth vs James L. MILLER
Sept. 1, 1883 - Polly (nee SUTTON) vs Brooking SAMUELS
Aug. 20, 1887 - Levi vs Jane RAY
Aug. 20, 1887 - Joseph vs Lena CLARK
Jan. 17, 1901 - William vs Ella THOMAS
Jan. 17, 1901 - John P. vs Eliza DICK
Feb. 14, 1885 - Ida vs John MOTT
Feb. 14, 1885 - Abbie vs John DONALDSON, she given custody of child
Feb. 14, 1885 - Louisa vs George BURACKER

DIVORCES - Divorces were granted for various grounds including adultery, cruelty, desertion, habitual drunkenness,
drug addiction, failure to support and incompatibility. States differ in their divorce laws.
Women often found it difficult to care for themselves and their children after divorce because of limited employment for women.
Mary Crow was listed in the 1880 Cass County Census as a servant in the home of the Marcellus LEWIS family in Beardstown.





















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