Griffin Johnson of Simcoe, Ont. has filed a bill in the Wayne circuit
court, Detroit, against David H. Johnson, her husband, for a separate
She says that he
deserted her more than 43 years ago, and went to Detroit, and as a
wagon maker acquired a fortune of $25,000 or upwards.
She says they
left Windham, Ont., Oct. 1854, and lived together in Simcoe until the
following June, when he left her; that soon afterwards a child was
born to her, that for years she was obliged to work at any old kind of
drudgery to support herself and child, that in September last she
learned that the bridegroom of 44 years ago was in Detroit, that she
went there and found him, and that he refused to have anything to do
She asks the
court to decree that he shall pay all the costs of her suit and give
her a sum quarterly sufficient for maintenance.