18 November 2010

Divorce Action in Williams County, Ohio - Stewart

Genova Ann Law Stewart v John H. Stewart (Journal 12 p75 - 23 May 1883; Journal 14 p45 - 8 Dec 1886; p71 - 15 Dec 1886; Roll 38 case number 1039) – see Boos

By Pamela Pattison Lash (updated 2010)

The couple was married in Wms Co on 16 Nov 1880 (Marriage V4 p716).  Genova, born 8 Dec 1859 in Van Wert Co, OH, was the daughter of Richard and Sarah Jane Holden Law of Jefferson Twp.  In the 1880 Jefferson Twp federal census p522, the Law family was listed as Richard A 48 PA, wife Sarah J 47 OH, son Jason A 23 OH, daughter Jeneva A 20 OH, and Robert Brown 13 OH.

Genova charged her husband with being willfully absent for three years or more. She wanted alimony and articles of property such as a bed, pillow, cupboard, etc.  A divorce was granted after several continuances and she was restored to her maiden name. Her second husband was Charles Boos whom she married on 7 July 1897, Wms Co, OH (Marriage V7 #382).  Charles Boos was living in St. Joseph Twp, Williams Co, OH. In the 1920 St. Joseph Twp, Williams Co, OH federal census p8A Genova A. Law was 60 and divorced.  Genova died on 14 Mar 1937 in Oakland, Alameda Co, CA.

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