18 November 2010

Divorce Action in Williams County, Ohio - Stocking


Harriet A. Gould Stocking v Sidney F. Stocking (Journal 8 p204 - 12 Mar 1874; Roll 26 case number 15)

By Pamela Pattison Lash (updated 2010)

The couple was married in Toledo, Lucas Co, OH on 5 June 1870.  Harriet stated that on 10 June 1870 he deserted her and was willfully absent from that time to the present.  He lived on Colburn Street in Toledo, where his mother kept house for him. He was drunk when he married and later said he did not like her.  Harriet had lived in Bryan for the past two years.  She brought the following witnesses from Lucas Co to substantiate her claims: Rebecca Prouty and Francis S. Prouty, Sidney's business partner in a grocery.  The divorce was granted.

On 10 June 1874 Hattie A. Gould married John B. Metsker in Williams Co, OH; John had married Lucinda Hudkins on 1 May 1870 in Williams Co, OH.  On 19 Oct 1879 Hattie A. Metsker married John Womelsdorff in Defiance Co, OH.

According to the 1880 Arkansas River, Fremont Co, CO federal census p521 the Prouty family resided as FS and Rebecca Prouty with their children and lodger, Sydney Stocking, 48 NY laborer.

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