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Michael McInnery

Michael McInnery

Male Abt 1846 -

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  • Name Michael McInnery 
    Born Abt 1846  Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Person ID I29852  Yatesville History & Genealogy
    Last Modified 13 Oct 2020 

    Family Mary Ellen Wilson,   b. 1 Aug 1854, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Aug 1918, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years) 
    Married 21 Mar 1896  Marion, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 19 Jun 2021 
    Family ID F8685  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Michael McInnery Finally Reaches A Justice's Court and Is Fined

      Michael McInnery, an Irishman, forty-five years old, now of No. 296 South Illinois street, formerly boarded with Mollie Yates, a grass-widow, several years younger than himself, who lives at No. 17 Russell avenue. The Irishman was once married, but has been divorced from his wife for some time. Although Mrs. Yates has a son seventeen years old, she still retains a good deal of her youthful spirits. McInnery found her altogether attractive and had lived in her house but a short time when he fell in love with her. He asked her to marry him. Mrs. Yates refused. He pressed his suit with fervor and at last became so importunatge that she ordered him to find another boarding house. This was New Year's day. He moved away, but although expressly forbidden to enter her house again, he continued to visit her. McInnery was undaunted by her coldness and called a number of times. Last Sunday afternoon he went to see her. Mrs. Yates flatly refused to receive him, and when the door was slammed in his face he went away. That night he went to church. He saw Mrs. Yates leaning forward conversing with a man in the seat in front of her. McInnery reached over and gave her head a shove., so she says, and she bumped heads with the man in the front pew.

      The next day, Mrs. Yates has McInnery arrested and taken before magistrate Habich where he was held in bonds to answer the charge of assault and battery, and trespass. Yesterday the cases were tried. Magistrate Habich judged from the evidence that McInnery had gone to Mrs. Yates's house an unbidden guest and that he had been guilty of trespassing. His fine was $5 and costs, $24 in all. An appeal was taken to the Criminal Court. The charge of assault and battery was unsustained.