26 September 2010

Divorce Action in Williams County, Ohio - Decker


Alice Kebble/Kibble Decker v Allan Cyrus J. Decker (Journal 13 p359 - 23 Dec 1885; p445 - 27 Mar 1886; p506 - 8 June 1886; Journal 14 p211 - 17 Nov 1887; Roll 42 case number 1535)

By Pamela Pattison Lash (updated 2010)

The action was continued twice and then dismissed; the record did not mention when and where this couple was married, but it was not recorded in Wms Co. The Deckers had at least two children, Franklin, b 5 May 1883 in Bryan (Birth V2 p57) and Carrie, mentioned in the divorce. By the third filing in which Alice claimed Cyrus was a habitual drunk for three years or more, a divorce was granted and she received custody of minors Frank and Carrie plus alimony on 17 Nov 1887.

Alice, born 1857, was the daughter of Joseph and Caroline McDorman Kibble. According to the 1860 Brunersburg, Tiffin Twp, Defiance Co, OH federal census p422, the John Joseph Kibble family was listed as John 34 OH, Caroline 24 PA, (Joseph) Champion 7 OH, Alice 3 OH, Catherine 3 OH, and (Lillian)Violet 10/12 OH. 

A Mrs. Alice Decker married Simon Filson on 4 Aug 1888 in Wms Co (Marriage V5 #1276).  Simon's wife Nancy Canaan Filson died in Montpelier on 20 Oct 1887; however, in the 1900 Pleasant Twp, Hancock Co, OH federal census p122, Alice Decker was listed as Alice b.Aug 1859 (40) OH divorced, and son Frank May 1882 (18) OH-MI-OH, plus a boarder.  This could be the divorcee and her son Frank.

From the 1900 Amboy, Hillsdale Co, MI federal census p8A one finds the Cyrus Decker family as Cyrus, a carpenter and farmer, bApr 1850 (50) NY-NY-NY married in 1889, wife Emma b May 1868 OH-OH-OH, and son Freddie H bDec 1890 (9).  and in 1910 Woodbridge, Hillsdale Co, MI federal census p16 Cyrus Decker was listed with his family as Cyrus 56 NY-NY-NY married twice, wife Emma 42 OH-OH-OH with 2 children, both surviving, Fred H 19 OH-NY-OH, and Ruth B 8 MI-NY-OH.

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