13 September 2010

Divorce Action in Williams County, Ohio - Bayley

Ida May Hathaway Bayley v Perry Henry Bayley (Journal 11/12 p492 - 12 Sept 1882; Roll 38 case number 1053)

By Pamela Pattison Lash (updated 2010)

The couple was married in Ottawa, Putnam Co, OH, on 3 Aug 1878.  Ida, b 30 Mar 1858, Columbia City, Whitley Co, IN, was the daughter of Thomas B. and Frances Elizabeth Andrews Hathaway. Ida told the court Perry had been willfully absent for three years or more.  He refused to support her.  Mrs. FE Hathaway, her mother, of Van Buren Twp, Putnam Co, OH gave testimony to support Ida.  A divorce was granted.   From the 1880 Belmore, Putnam Co, OH federal census, p301, the Hathaways were listed as TB 50 OH house carpenter, FE 42 OH, Ida Bailey 22 OH, Jennie Hathaway 18 OH, Clara Hathaway 16 OH, Hattie Hathaway 9 OH, Bessie Hathaway 2 OH, and Jessie Bailey 2 OH, granddaughter; evidently Ida and her daughter made a home in Putnam Co with her parents.

There is a Perry H. Bayley enumerated in 1910 Sidney, Shelby Co, OH who is 55 OH-MD-OH retail merchant married c1885 with wife Mary Ann (Steinle) and three children (one died) but whether this is the willfully absent husband has not been determined.

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