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The Globe Gazette
Mason City, Cerro Gordo County, Iowa

Mrs. Knott is Given Divorce

Mrs. Evelyn Viola Knott, Clear Lake, has been granted a divorce from Theran Knott on grounds of cruel and inhuman treatment, records in the office of the clerk of the district court showed Monday. The decree was signed by Judge M. F. Edwards who granted Mrs. Knott custody of a minor daughter, while Mr. Knott was given custody of a baby son on the condition that the child remain in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Jack Donley, Eldora. Mr. Knott is to pay $10 monthly for support of his daughter.

Mrs. Knott files suit on grounds of cruel and inhuman treatment charging in her petition that her husband "uses intoxicating liquors habitually" and abused her. She asked $50 temporary alimony, $35 monthly permanent alimony, $50 for attorney fees and custody of both children.

Mr. Knott in a cross petition asked that her petition be dismissed and that he be granted a divorce on grounds of cruel and inhuman treatment. According to his petition, Mrs. Knott did not care properly for the children and several times disappeared from home leaving the children unattended.

The couple was married Nov. 18, 1935, at Kahoka, Mo., and lived together until July 24, 1939, according to the petitions. They lived at Eldora formerly.

Transcription by C.J.L., September of 2009



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