p.24 divorce of Fredrick Thompson

Clipped from US, New York, New York, New York Times, December 3, 1911

• »r aaopiea oy tne mate eeiraie nere 10- u: y . day.yi-GdyeMABEL TALIAFERRO SUES. C]iCharges H®r Husband, Fred Thomp-son, with Cruelty In Divorce Action.Hniic;toHiSpecial to The New York Times.CHICAGO. 111., Dec. Mrs. MabelTaliaferro Thompson, known on the stage i jja as Miss Mabel Taliaferro, began proceed-^, jn ings for divorce in the Superior Court here to-day against Frederic Thompson, the well-known theatrical producer, alleging extreme and repeated cruelty.The Thompsons, it is stated in the petition, were married in.November, 1906,and now the tiny star alleges four | H charges of cruelty dating from August, 1909.lt;WliscaWiThe allegations set forth are: In August,' 1900, Mr. Thompson took hold of her and shook her violently.The following January he struck herwithout reasbn.te:orDuring the early part of June, 1910, he attacked her and violently took heranabjelt;shDOth:aghoScby the shoulders so that her skin was bruised and discolored.m (. V 'f * « •Sept. 22, 1910, he again took hold of her with such force that she suffered great pain.Mies Taliaferro was married to Mr.• *Thompson after a courtship of two weeks.She was 20 years old, and was fresh from her greatest triumph as “ Liovey Mary ” in “ Mrs. Wiggs of the Cabbage } as Patch.” After her marriage she madea sporadic success as Polly of the Circus,” but her succeeding vehicle, “ Spring-* timer” failed.grlt;heifyweiarces1wathlt;MsforaciFrederic Thompson could not be found at his office or at his home last night.It was recalled, however, that on aprevious-occasion, when he was questioned concerning rumors that his wife was seeking a divorce, he denied the fact. His wife wTas then living in Chicago, while he remained in New York, nbut Mr, Thompson insisted that they i were on the best of terms, and that Mrs. j evlt;Thompson merely preferred to spend jmuch of her time with a dear womanfriend in Chicago.Mr. Thompson, goon after his marriage in 1906, starred his wife in Polly of the Circus.” Mrs. Thompson, who was Mabel Taliaferro, has been on the stage since childhood, first appearing at theage of rjlne years in one of Chauncey Olcott’s plays. Mr. Thompson came towarerutlt;1soAnMeNew York to study architecture years ago. He obtained amusement concessions at the Buffalo Pan-American Exposition, | wh forming a partnership with the late Mr. Dundy. Later Thompson Dundy built Luna Park, following that venture with the building of the New York Hippodrome.turdult;we