Bedford Daily Mail
July 2, 1920
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Is Charged in Divorce Complaint Filed in Lawrence Circuit Court

Vina A. Girdley in a divorce complaint filed through her attorney, Marshall Woolery, alleged that her husband, John F. Girdley, deserted the plaintiff. It is further alleged that the couple were married March 12, 1904, and separated in June 1911. The plaintiff asks that her former name of Vina A. Goldsberry be restored.



Of Marriage of George Graves, Formerly of Bedford, to Miss Willa Mae King, is Made

Relatives in this city have received the announcement of the marriage of George Graves, the only son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Graves, formerly of this city, and Miss Willa Mae King, which took place June the 26th in Chicago.

Mr. Graves is a draftsman and was employed in this city prior to two years ago when he joined his parents in Chicago. He is a World War veteran and saw active service overseas.

The at home announcement is after July first at 5734 Calumet Avenue, Chicago, Ill.



Died at Her Home at Burns City Yesterday Morning Following Long Illness

Mrs. Elizabeth Banks, 86 [difficult to read] years old, widow of Jesse Banks, Sr., died at her home in Burns City yesterday morning following an illness of two years from the effects of a broken hip and other complications due to her old age. She was the mother of Jesse Banks and sister of Aaron Roberts of this city. The funeral services were held at that place at two o'clock this afternoon, burial following in the Burns City Cemetery.

Those who went this morning to attend the last sad rites were Mrs. Jesse Banks, Jr., Mrs. Lewis Ikerd and Mrs. William Meissner. Her son, Jesse, and brother, Aaron Roberts, were with her when the final summons came.

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Born to Mr. and Mrs. George Tapp of Woodville, Ohio, July 1st, a daughter, Mary Josephine.


Clifford Reeves, who recently purchased the Bedford Creamery, and his father-in-law, Mr. Halman, who was here with him, left yesterday for Middletown, Ohio. Will Auerbach, Purdue student, accompanied them to take employment on one of the big farms in that district.


Mrs. Joe Boyd and children of Toulon, Ill., arrived last night to visit her parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. D. Snow, O Street.


Mr. and Mrs. Ezra Morris who recently sold their home on West Thirteenth Street to George Rowe, have completed their arrangements to leave in ten days for Phoenix, Arizona, in the hope of benefitting the health of their two-year-old son who has not been well since he had influenza.

The above items were typed and donated by Randi Richardson.