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The state of the law in the early 1900s is a complicated matter and would require an examination of the statutes in effect at that time as well as judicial interpretations at the state supreme court.
If I were researching that point, I would probably start with legal treatises from the time period and hope to find a book or a section in a legal encyclopedia from that time and covering Illinois in particular. That book would likely be found in the sub-basement of an Illinois law school library or the state law library.
If I couldn't find a state-specific publication, I would look at the early national legal encyclopedias like Corpus Juris. Those would in the basements of law schools nationwide.
Twombly says in his biography that in Wisconsin, which was Wright's residence at the time, either party could unilaterally divorce after the couple lived apart for 7 years - i.e. from 1916 on - and Wright never took advantage of this law. He had a hard time putting Catherine behind him.
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"Youth is a circumstance you can't do anything about. The trick is to grow up without getting old." - Frank Lloyd Wright