12 November 2010

Divorce Action in Williams Co, OH - Sink

William H. Sink v Mariett Miller Sager Sink (Journal 9 p329 - 27 Dec 1877; Roll 29 case number 51 - Nov 1877)

By Pamela Pattison Lash (updated 2010)

No marriage date was found in this divorce. William charged Mariett with habitual drunkenness for three years or more.  In the summer of 1868 he found out that she was false and fraudulent because she was already married to Willard Sager.  Jacob, born on 9 June 1838 in Philadelphia, PA, was the son of Jacob and Camilla Carrol Sink, who in 1850 lived in Vienna, Onieda Co, NY; in 1860 William traveled to Cloverdale, Sonoma Co, CA to live with his brother Daniel.

From the 1870 Titusville, Crawford Co, PA federal census the Sink family was listed as William H 32 PA hotel proprietor, Mary 28 NY, Camilla 72 MA living with her son, and numerous boarders. In 1874 William was the owner of a hotel in Bryan. On 10 June 1876 at their home in Bryan Mariett committed adultery with a Mr. Wilkinson. Her whereabouts were unknown.  A legal notice appeared in the local papers.  William was granted a divorce.

In the Williams Co, OH Directory, 1877, W. H. Sink was listed as the proprietor of Stough House on Lynn St, Bryan, OH, nearly opposite the depot; rooms were let for $2 per day.  According to the 1880 Tecumseh, Lenawee Co, MI federal census p480 William H. Sink was the proprietor of a hotel in Tecumseh and listed as 41 PA-PA-MA with numerous boarders.  In Tecumseh William married 18 year old Maryetta Nichols on 9 May 1882; he was 44.  He died on 5 Sept 1889 in St. Louis, Gratiot Co, MI.

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