I read your notices in my email in reverse order...
Hi again, thank you so much for that. No one has ever related that to me. I don't have the book as I figured out who he was on Feb. 15. After wondering my whole life, I found the marriage between Mabel and Herbert on familysearch. I was aware of Mabel, knew her name, but I didn't know of Herbert. I have been posting for years under the name Irish, which is the name I was born with. This stuff is crazy! I am going to call my mother and let her know. My father seems amused by it all. So, I suspect a divorce action in Cedar Rapids was him. I need to dig that article back up. THANK YOU for letting me know. I had been meaning to ask if he was in "the book", but I kept forgetting. It is all very interesting!
... still very curious about that trial business... perhaps I can locate another article on that someday.
Edit... also meant to say that as far as I can tell, I believe Herbert was married two other times as well, prior to Zina Kirkwood.