Farmer Seeks the High Life
On July 19, 1915 Mrs. Sarah Mae Seelye was granted a divorce on the clearest grounds imaginable. Her farmer husband, after thirty years of marriage, squandered all his money and his farm land in the pursuit of a "gay time." Lyman Seelye spent $50,000 in about 6 months and lost 365 acres of Peoria farming land. The evidence was overwhelming that he was not a man to be trusted with Sarah Mae's future.