R. B. Higgins v. Olive Higgins

Order: 
Supreme Court Case Name: 
R. B. Higgins v. Olive Higgins
Case Date: 
1894
Court Origin: 
Circuit - Civil
Cause/Crime: 
Divorce

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County:

Division: 
Middle
Number of Pages: 
203
Notes / Description: 

Pltf. and Dfnt. were married in Madison, WI in 1891 and moved to Warren County immediately following. After separating, pltf. waited two years to file for divorce. Pltf. stated he had proof and had heard dfnt. was unfaithful to her vows and engaged in sex ual intercourse with J. F. Snyder multiple times. Pltf. asserted his faithfulness, but acknowledge that her age (33) and his (60) may be a factor, as he is "not a very vigorous man." Dfnt. claimed pltf. repeatedly raped her, forcing her to leave. 2 fldrs.