Switzerland County Circuit Court – Jan 1896

Switzerland County, Indiana, Circuit Court report appeared in:
Vevay Reveille – 23 Jan 1895 – Page 4, Column 5

Switzerland Circuit Court.
Judge A. C. Downey.

Carroll S. Tandy was appointed special Judge in case of Prudence McCreary vs. Laughery Turnpike Co. et al, and case continued.

State vs. John Doe, alias George Brown; arson. Grand Jury did not find indictment and he was discharged.

The Grand Jury returned nine indictments.

Stephen D. Redden vs. Ferdinand Broadwell et al; to quiet title to real estate. Submitted to Court. Judgement for defendant. In reference to Cross complaint Almira Broadwell in regard to lot 144 B. H.’s add Patriot, title quitted.

Clara Stockdale vs. Eliza McKay et al; partition of real estate. Joseph H. Netherland and John H. Reed, Commissioners, presented their report of partition, which was approved.

Mary Fisk vs. Arthur Taylor and Jane Martha Taylor; to foreclose mortgage. Judgment for now due $215.50; $224 due Sept. 24, 1896; $236 due Sept. 24, 1897, and foreclosure. The Court ordered that no order of sale be issued until thirty days after Jan. 9th; and if amount now due be paid then, no order be issued until next note due.

Hulley Griswold vs. Clara E. Griswold; divorce. Trial by Court. Divorce granted plaintiff and he given custody of their child McKinley Griswold.

Susan A. Cole vs. Milton R. Cole; divorce. Not granted.

John T. Boulton et al vs. Alexander Lemons et al; partition of real estate. Court found it not susceptible of division and appointed George S. Pleasants Commissioner to sell.

Bridget Morrisey vs. John L. Thiebaud et al; on note and to foreclose mortgage. Judgment for $1830, and foreclosure.

F. M. Griffith, Receiver of Vevay Woollen Mills Co., insolvent. Total receipts $810.05. Liabilities, $21,629.42. There were paid these creditors 3 1-5 percent. Final report approved, and matter closed.

Lovina C. Meacham vs. Elisha S. Griffith, Mary E. Griffith, et al, partition. Martin G. Kennzy, David N. Haydon, and Benjamin N. Davis, appointed Commissioners to partition land.

Joseph Patterson vs. Gustaff Schrumpf and Wm. L. Told; complaint on account. Judgment favor of defendants.

Viola Shafer committed to Indiana Reform School for Girls, until 18, or legally discharged by the Board of Managers.

John J. McCreary vs. Daniel and Jesse Sprague; trespass. Finding for defendants.

Several cases were continued and several dismissed.



John W. Neal vs. Millard F. Wainscott; damages. Verdict of Jury for defendant.