19 November 2010

Divorce Action in Williams County, Ohio - Stover

Lettie E. Bachman/Baughman Stover v Charles H. Stover (Journal 12 p345 - 1 Aug 1884; p370 - 27 Nov 1884)

By Pamela Pattison Lash (updated 2010)

The couple was married on 3 Apr 1879 in Medina, Lenawee Co, MI. Charles was born c1854 in Ohio and Lettie was born c1858 in Indiana according to their marriage license. Lettie charged her husband with gross neglect and adultery.  She wanted a temporary injunction to stop him from selling their property.  They had a son, Earl H. Stover.  Note there was only record of this in the journal and not the rolls of the Civil and Criminal Court records.

According to the 1880 Woodbridge, Hillsdale Co, MI federal census p326B, Lettie Stover 22 IN-NY-NY with her son Earl Stover 2M MI-OH-IN; they lived with William P and Harriett Bachman, both natives of NY.  From the 1910 Gorham, Fulton Co, OH federal census p3A, Voletta Ritter 50 NY widow lived with her son Earl Stover and his family. In the 1930 Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Co, OK federal census p1B Earl Stover was enumerated as 50 MI with his wife Elvira and children plus his mother Valetta M Ritter 72 IN-NY-NY, divorced. Ten years earlier, Voletta also lived with her son Earl as a divorced lady.  In the 1900 Adrian, Lenawee Co, MI federal census p14B Charles H. Stover, music teacher, lived as a boarder in the Electora Woodward household; he was born in June 1855; he and his parents were Michigan natives. CH Stover died on 3 Sept 1930 in Amboy Twp, Fulton Co, OH; he was a resident of Adrian, Lenawee Co, MI and a piano tuner by trade.

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