From The Oakland Tribune, 01 May 1917
That her husband threatened to blow her head off is one of the allegations made by Mary M. against Carl M. Gardner, accountant, in a suit for divorce filed in the Superior Court today. Mrs. Gardner alleges that her husband earns $250 a month as an accountant. The Gardners, who were married in San Francisco in 1902, have four minor children.
Charging that his wife bit him on the cheek and hit him with a poker, John N. Davis today began suit for divorce against Madeline Davis. The Davises were married in Oakland in February, 1916.