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Zumwalt_Nolan_Divorce_Approved_1919 - LONG DEFERRED DECREE OE COUPLE MAY REMARRY...
LONG DEFERRED DECREE OE COUPLE MAY REMARRY JUDGE YAGER HAD REFUSED TO GIVE FINAL SEPARATION TO MAN WHO HAD MAHRIED BEFORE STATUTORY TIME HAD ELAPSED Judge Yager in the City court this morning entered a decree that will enable enable Nolan Zumwalt and his second wife to remarry and be happy again. Zumwalt was granted a divorce May 16, 1918. The laws of Illinois forbid forbid remarrage of a divorced person within a year. Zumwalt did not wait for the approval oriiis divorce decree, but remarried at once. The fact was called to the attention of Judge Yager who thereupon declined to approve ttie~c[ecree of divorce separating Zumwalt Zumwalt from his first wife. The situation situation was complicated in that the stork was hovering over the home occupied occupied by the second wife, and since that time a baby has been born. When-the second Mrs. Zumwalt learned of the situation there was an agreement reached that she would separate from her husband, get a divorce divorce and wait. She did so, and became became the divorced wife of her husband. husband. In the meantime, time was speeding along, a year had elapsed since Zumwalt was divorced from his first wife and there was no barrier in the way today when Judge Yager was asked to give his approval to the decree decree of divorce separating Zumwalt announced he would forthwith remarry remarry his second wife, and that they would go to housekeeping again. The child that has been born will have no stain on its pedigree as, Judge Yager says, the law makes the child legitimate, as both the mother and child are innocent parties and so far as the couple understood at the time they were married, after the divorce, they supposed that everything was regular. a a a

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  1. Alton Evening Telegraph,
  2. 22 Jul 1919, Tue,
  3. Page 10

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