Mattie Collier v. William Collier

Order: 
Supreme Court Case Name: 
Mattie Collier v. William Collier
Case Date: 
1889
Court Origin: 
Circuit - Civil
Cause/Crime: 
Divorce

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Division: 
Middle
Number of Pages: 
30
Notes / Description: 

Mattie sued her husband for divorce. They married in Tennessee in 1874 where they lived for 6 years. In 1880, they moved to Texas. Plaintiff was sent home to her father's. Defendant promised to return to her but never did. Plaintiff suing defendant for willfully and maliciously abandoning her for 8 years and for failing to provide for her. Judge believed it was her fault that he remained away. Court dismissed her case and had her pay cost of suit. Plaintiff appealed.