Beaulieu, George & Laura DIVORCE - 1920
Posted By: Linda Ziemann, Volunteer (email)
Date: 8/9/2018 at 10:49:03
LeMars Semi-Weekly Sentinel
November 26, 1920
SUIT IS CONTESTED
SENSATIONAL DIVORCE CASE IS TRIED IN COURT.
CUSTODY OF CHILDREN IN DISPUTE
Wife Against Whom Husband Instituted Proceedings is Seeking a Share of the PropertyŚCourt and Grand Jury Adjourn Until Monday
Court and Grand Jury Adjourn Until Monday.
The divorce case of George Beaulieu, a well known Liberty township farmer against his wife, Laura Beaulieu, was brought up for trial Tuesday and at the time of going to press is still going on. Beaulieu is seeking a separation on statutory grounds, claiming his wife has been unduly intimate with other men. Beaulieu wants the custody of their three minor children: Gladys, aged 12, Stephen and Bernard, aged respectively 10 and 8 years old, and seeks to deprive his wife of any property rights. Mrs. Beaulieu is contesting the suit and is seeking the custody of the daughter and a share of the property. About twenty witnesses have been called in the case, and a large number of spectators are occupying seats in the court room listening to the testimony and allegations, some of which are salacious. Beaulieu last summer started criminal action against one of the alleged co-respondents and then withdrew the charge and made a public apology through the newspapers. Testimony was introduced to show that Mrs. Beaulieu had stopped at hotels in Sioux City and Marshall, Minn., with different men. Mrs. Beaulieu in her testimony denied these charges.
The grand jury had not finished its work on Wednesday, being delayed on account of waiting for witnesses, and adjourned until Monday, when they will make a report. Judge Bradley adjourned court on Wednesday evening until Monday.
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