03 November 2010

Divorce Action in Williams County, Ohio - Rinkle

Mary C. Bratton Haskins Rinkle v Emmanuel H. Rinkle (Journal 13 p246 - 23 Nov 1885; Roll 42 Box 139 case number 1520 - 19 Sept 1885)

By Pamela Pattison Lash (updated 2010)

The couple was married in Florence Twp, Wms Co on 7 Feb 1881 (Marriage V4 p734).  Emanuel, born Dec 1859 in Ohio, was listed with his parents in the 1870 Florence Twp federal census p5, as John 58 FR, Saloma 48 FR, Lucinda 12 OH, and Emanuel 10 OH. Mary had been married previously to Richard Haskins in Wms Co on 15 Sept 1868 (Marriage V4 p14).

Mary stated that Emanuel had been willfully absent for three years or more.  She wanted alimony of $500 and restoration of her maiden name.  The couple had a son, Forrest B, who died on 9 Mar 1884 @2Y 1M 19D, and was buried in the West Buffalo Cemetery. 

Mary, born in June 1851 in Williams Co, OH, married Isaac Null on 8 July 1894 in Three Rivers, St. Joseph Co, MI; she was the daughter of John Bratton.  Isaac was born in Union Co, PA in Oct 1832 making him 63 years old at the time of their marriage while Mary was 43.  Isaac had become a widower with the death of his wife, Martha V. Alexander Null on 11 Jan 1889.

After this divorce Emanuel married Susan Cunningham, born 14 May 1869 in Wayne Co, Ohio, on 29 July 1888 in Wms Co (Marriage V5 #1271); Susan was the daughter of Benjamin and Catherine Huffert Cunningham. They had a son Veral, b 17 Apr 1890, Center Twp (Birth V2 p131) and a son William L, b Aug 1899.

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