Tillie Robinson Now Free

Schwartz, W. B. - 1900-02-16TILLIE ROBINSON NOW FREE

She Secures a Divorce from Man Who Shot Her – Other Divorces.

Late yesterday afternoon Judge Allen, of the Circuit Court, granted a divorce to Mrs. Tillie Robinson, who was shot and wounded by her husband, Paul Robinson, on Jan. 21, at the office of Attorney Schwartz, where Mrs. Robinson was employed as a clerk. The woman looks to be about twenty-three years old and is rather pretty. The wound given her by her husband has almost healed.

Robinson was not in court when the case was called and Judge Allen instructed the bailiff to call him. Bailiff Twiname called Robinson three times, but he did not respond. Some one remarked that Robinson was in jail and couldn’t very well respond. Mrs. Robinson told her story and the court gave her a divorce and restored her maiden name, Tillie Gisler. She said she was married to Robinson on Dec. 15, 1897. She said he failed to support her properly and associated with other women. She said that when she learned of his immoral conduct she left him. Their trouble culminated on Jan. 21, last, when he came to the office where she was employed and shot her.

“Tillie Robinson Now Free,” The Indianapolis Journal (Indianapolis, Indiana), 16 February 1900, p. 6, col. 4; digital image, Chronicling America (http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/ : accessed 12 March 2014).

3 thoughts on “Tillie Robinson Now Free

  1. davidmadison1942

    Yes, very quaint, but you know for sure that all of the reporters were MEN: “The woman looks to be about twenty-three years old and is rather pretty.”


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