10 March 2011

Divorce Action in Williams County, Ohio - Stahl (Roll 47)

William A. Stahl v Aramintha A. Wallace Stahl (Journal 15 p151 – December 1889; Roll 47 Box 161 case number 2070 – 27 Apr 1889)

By Pamela Pattison Lash (updated 22 December 2011)

William Stahl stated that the couple was married on 4 Aug 1865 in Washington Twp, Stark Co, OH. Note that online data states the couple was married on 4 Aug 1853 in Stark Co, OH by ME Church minister, HD Fisher. They had eight children, all grown.  William charged his wife with being willfully absent for more than three years, gross neglect, and refusal to cohabit for more than six years.

His witness was Belinda J. Parnacot (Mrs. Henry Parnacot), 30 years old, who lived in Canton, OH.  The Stahls are her parents.  She said her father lives in Bryan, OH and her mother lives in Alliance, OH.  The couple separated six years ago on 17 July 1883.  Her father did not swear or abuse Aramintha nor did he drink to excess.  He always provided for his family.  Upon the separation her mother got the property.  (Note that in Belinda’s death information her father is listed, but not her mother.)

Another witness gave testimony – Annie Numan (Mrs Kie Numan), 29 of Canton, OH.  Annie is the daughter of this couple.  She said she had no letter from her father but her mother lives in Alliance, OH.  Someone bought property from her father and her mother does not have this real estate.

As you can see there are two different points of view from the two daughters.  It is unclear whether this action resulted in a divorce.  There was a continuance in the proceedings in December 1889.

William A. Stahl was born c1831 in PA; poss died c1903.  Nothing further is known of him aft 1889.

Armintha D. Wallace Stahl, born on 12 Oct 1833 in Stark Co, OH or Columbiana Co, OH, was the daughter of William Wallace and Eliza Grice, both OH natives.  She died on 8 Feb 1915 in Alliance, Stark Co, OH @81Y 3M 26D, with burial in the Alliance City Cemetery. Her death certificate stated she was a widow.

1860 Smith, Mahoning, Ohio; Roll: M653_1005; Page: 246; Image: 496; Family History Library Film: 805005.
h/h 1611/1510 Steel, William 29 PA farm laborer
Framintha 27 OH
Almira 5 OH
Melinda 4 OH
Sarah 2 OH

William J Stall, son of William A and Aramintha Wallace was born on 10 Dec 1871 in Newgarden, Butler Twp, Columbiana Co, OH

1880 Smith, Mahoning, Ohio; Roll: 1045; Family History Film: 1255045; Page: 203D; Enumeration District: 102; Image: 0590.
h/h 183/184 Stahl, William 48 farmer PA-PA-Ire
Aremintha wife 46 OH-PA-PA
Elmira dau 23 OH-PA-OH
Belinda dau 21 OH-PA-OH
Ellsworth son 17 OH-PA-OH
Henry son 15 OH-PA-OH
Wallace 13 son OH-PA-OH
Charles 11 son OH-PA-OH
Willie 8 son OH-PA-OH

1900 Alliance Ward 2, Stark, Ohio; Roll: T623_1322; Page: 3B; Enumeration District: 122.
h/h 69/75 Stahl, Armintha (Oct 1844) 56 widow, 9/8 ch OH-PA-PA
William son (Nov 1875) 24 single OH-OH-PA (?) day laborer
Next door to son Henry (July 1866) 33 OH-OH-PA (?) machinist and his wife

1910 Alliance Ward 2, Stark, Ohio; Roll: T624_1232; Page: 4A; Enumeration District: 0200; Image: 219; FHL Number: 1375245.
h/h 84/84 Stahl, Aramintha 76 widow 9/7 ch OH-NY-PA with daughter-in-law and grandchildren

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