Charles B. Van Winkle v Frances Van Winkle (Journal 13 p465 - 27 Mar 1886; Roll 43 Box 146 case number 1574 - May 1886)
By Pamela Pattison Lash (updated 2010)
The couple was married in St. Louis, Missouri on 4 Feb 1881. He said she left him on 9 Oct 1881 and committed adultery with a Mr. Brown at the Palmer House Hotel in Chicago, IL and did the same with other unknown men. She lived in St. Louis. Frances, in her answer to the court, stated that all these allegations of adultery were false and that Charles abandoned her on 9 Oct 1881; he had committed adultery with diverse women in Chicago and St. Louis. Charles must pay her alimony of $75 according to the court.