12 October 2010

Divorce Action in Williams County, Ohio - Himes (James)

James F. Himes v Mary Deakins Himes (Journal 12 p409 - 22 Dec 1884)see Deakins

By Pamela Pattison Lash (updated 2010)

The couple was married on 2 July 1874 in Wms Co (Marriage V4 p342).  James was the son of FH and Matilda Himes, enumerated in the 1870 Bryan, Pulaski Twp federal census, p48, as FH 41 OH carpenter, Matilda 39 OH, Olive 21, James 17, Adaline 14, William 12, Alonzo E 7, and Alice C 4, all born in Ohio.  Mary was the daughter of James and Cynthia Hayes Deakins; the family was listed in the 1870 Bryan, Pulaski Twp federal census, p54, as James Deakins 59 PA, Cynthia 56 OH, Richard 19, William 17, Mary S 14, all born in Ohio.  By the 1880 Bryan federal census, p639B, the married couple was enumerated as James Himes 27 OH laborer, Mary 23 OH, Gertie 4 OH, with her mother Cynthia Deakins 67 WU, and brother Richard Deakins 29 PA.  Their daughter Edna Gertie Himes was born on 16 Oct 1875, Bryan (Birth V1 p85).

James charged Mary with adultery.  He received custody of their only child.  Mary later married Eugene Otto Brown on 21 Dec 1887, Wms Co (Marriage V5 #1124).  Eugene, born in Aug 1856 MN, was listed in the 1900 Wasioja, Dodge Co, MN federal census p2A as Eugene 44 MN, Mary S. wife 43Y Sept 1856 OH-OH-OH, the mother of 4 children with 2 living, and son Donnelly 7Y Oct 1892 MN. In the 1910 DeVoe Twp, Faulk Co, SD federal census p1B, the Browns were enumerated as Eugene 50 MN, Mary S 53 OH-OH-OH (mother of 3 children with 2 living), and son Donnelly 17 MN.  According to this census Mary had been married before.

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