This is the first marriage of John W. Payton, my 1st cousin 4x removed by marriage to Hannah Hicks. I located these newspaper articles while searching for information on John and Hannah.
What I find the most interesting about the divorce is that it appears Caroline was given alimony a few years before the divorce case was in court. Was this something that happened often, as a matter of course?
Marriage – 30 April 1892 in San Francisco, California.
Alimony Payment Ordered – 10 February 1893 in San Francisco, California.
Divorce Suite Begins – 28 August 1895 in San Francisco, California.
Divorce Granted – 8 October 1895 in San Francisco, California.