To Break The Bonds

Of Wedlock That Unite Her to Her Husband William Hathaway,

Sarah Hathaway Files Her Petition in Court.

Another divorce case has been commenced in the Common Pleas court. This time it is Sarah Hathaway, who asks that the bonds uniting her to William Hathaway may be severed. The plaintiff in her petition states that she was married to Wm. Hathaway on the 16th of March, 1876, she then bearing the name of Sarah Ayers, in Newark, Ohio, and that since that time they have resided in Newark. That the issue of said marriage is Martha Ann Hathaway, aged 11 years, and Edward Ellsworth Hathaway, aged 6 years. The plaintiff further alleges that the said defendant was, on or about the 15th day of November, 1886, guilty of extreme cruelty, without any just cause or provocation.

Plaintiff further avers that the said defendant has been guilty of gross neglect of duty in that he has not provided any food or clothing for plaintiff and her children for six or seven years, but has spent all his earnings in drink, and while under the influence of intoxicating drinks has abused and struck plaintiff. Plaintiff therefore prays that she may be divorced from said William Hathaway, and that the custody of the said children may be decreed to her.

Source: Newark Daily Advocate, March 11, 1889.


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s