Casefile Clues

18 March 2009

Philip Troutfetter's Colorado Divorce

It did not take me as long to find it as I thought.

Regular readers know that I'm searching for information on Phillip Troutfetter, a cousin of mine who owned a newspaper in 1890s Kansas, speculated in land in Colorado, speculated in women in Colorado, worked as a journalist in Cuba, and was involved in mining speculation in Columbia. All before he was supposedly arrested in Boston working as a waiter in a restaurant.

A little searching turned up his divorce in Colorado Springs. The actual records are indexed and are on the index is on the Colorado State Archives website. An email to the archives resulted in the fee for copies.

Philip and Violet are listed as "Troutfitter," which I found with a wildcard search. Thank goodness for those.