14 March 2011

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

David E. Temple v Alida Myres Temple (Journal 15 p14 – 28 Mar 1889 case number 2037 ½;; Roll 47 Box 156 case number 2037 – 24 Jan 1889)

By Pamela Pattison Lash (updated 13 July 2011)

The couple was married on 12 Jan 1886 in Williams Co, OH (Marriage V5 #779). BTW, some of the divorce cases do NOT give a marriage date or place; this one did not.  I start the detailings with that data (if I can find it), but I often have to do the research using other sources, so if you want to look at the actual case, which I encourage you to do, you may not find the marriage data within the documents.

David charged Alida with adultery and he wanted custody of their child plus the divorce.  This case had a great deal of witness summons such as:

For Plaintiff – George Gilson, US Diggs
For Defendant – Hezediah Edwards, Rev Charles Kribel, M/M JW Barger, Mrs. Solomon Myers, Ellen Clum, Mrs. JW Boyers

This is all I had to work with despite many frames of witness summons on microfilm.

Alida charged David with extreme cruelty on a cross petition.  Adultery was not proven but Alida received the divorce.  David was found to be guilty of gross neglect.  A visitation schedule for child Sina Alberta Temple was set and reasonable alimony of $500.

Sina Alvista “Bertha” Temple, daughter of DE Temple and Lydia Myres, was born on 12 Sept 1887 in Montpelier, Williams Co, OH (Births V2 p101).

David E. Temple, son of (William) Benjamin and Mary Carter Temple, was born in Nov 1860, probably Williams Co, OH.  Father Benjamin Temple was a native of Columbiana Co, OH; second wife Sarah was a native of Seneca Co, OH.

It is tempting to assume Sarah (see later census info) is his mother, but the marriage records for Williams Co, OH show two marriages for Benjamin Temple.
1.  Benjamin Temple/Mary Carter, 11 Nov 1858, V3 p31
2.  Benjamin Temple/Sarah Colbert, 18 Jan 1862, V3 p289

1860 Superior, Williams, Ohio; Roll: M653_1052; Page: 194; Image: 394; Family History Library Film: 805052.
h/h /1005 Temple, Benj 23 OH farmer
Mary 23 OH
Henry 11/12 OH

1870 Superior, Williams, Ohio; Roll: M593_1282; Page: 264B; Image: 534; Family History Library Film: 552781.
h/h /141 Temple, Benjamin 32 OH farmer
Sarah 31 OH
David 9 OH
Henry 6 OH
Lidora 4 OH
Ellen 2 OH

1880 Superior, Williams, Ohio; Roll: 1077; Family History Film: 1255077; Page: 540D; Enumeration District: 7; Image: 0715.
h/h 143/145 Temple, Sarah 42 OH-VA-VA can not write
David 19 son OH-OH-OH
Isodora (Lidora) 14 dau OH-OH-OH
Ellen 12 dau OH-OH-OH

David E. Temple married Mattie Jones on 17 June 1889 in Williams Co, OH (Marriage V6 #3).

1900 Boone, Wright, Missouri; Roll: T623_908; Page: 2A; Enumeration District: 144.
Temple, David E 39 (Nov 1860) OH-OH-OH mar 1890
Martha E. wife (Sept 1860) 39 OH-OH-OH 1/1 ch
Ervin H son (Mar 1895) 5 MO-OH-OH

1910 Boone, Wright, Missouri; Roll: T624_828; Page: 11A; Enumeration District: 0130; Image: 776; FHL Number: 1374841.
h/h 224/235 Temple, David E 49 mar 2x mar 21Y OH-OH-OH farmer
Martha E wife 49 mar 1x 1/1 ch OH-OH-OH
Ervin H son 15 MO-OH-OH

In 1920 census, same location one finds David and wife Martha, but in 1930 same location one finds David with a different wife, Hepky B. 67 MO-TN-NC; David 69 OH-OH-OH

Lydia Myers, daughter of Solomon and Sarah B. Pinkham Myers, was born on 12 Jan 1869 in Superior Twp, Williams Co, OH (Births V1 p10).

1870 Superior, Williams, Ohio; Roll: M593_1282; Page: 263B; Image: 532; Family History Library Film: 552781.
h/h 128/128 Myers, Solomon 50 OH farmer
Sarah B 38 ME
Emily 16 OH
Hannah 11 IL
George S 4 OH
Alida 1 OH

1880 Superior, Williams, Ohio; Roll: 1077; Family History Film: 1255077; Page: 536D; Enumeration District: 7; Image: 0707.
h/h  68/70 Myers, Solomon 60 OH-PA-PA farmer
Sarah B wife 47 ME-ME-ME
H A dau 20 IL-OH-ME
G S son 14 OH-OH-ME
Alida dau 11 OH-OH-ME

Alida Myers next married Thomas J. Ingram (b. Aug 1852 OH) on 19 Nov 1892 in Williams Co, OH (Marriage V6 #814).  There must have been a divorce because Thomas J. Ingram married Catherine E. Woolf on 22 Sept 1897 in Williams Co, OH (Marriage V7 #411).  They are found in 1900 Montpelier, Williams, Ohio; Roll: T623_1332; Page: 8B; Enumeration District: 118.

Alida Ingram next married Frank Eager (b. 29 May 1854 in Marion Co, OH) on 30 Nov 1898 in Williams Co, OH (Marriage V7 #666)

1900 Bryan, Williams, Ohio; Roll: T623_1332; Page: 15A; Enumeration District: 111.
h/h 351/370 Eager, Frank (Mar 1855) 45 mar 1x mar 14Y OH-PA- unk business feed barn
Alida wife (Dec 1868) 31 1/1 ch OH-PA-ME
Goldie dau (Apr 1881) 21 OH-OH-OH
Frank son (Sept 1881) 19 OH-OH-OH
Alverta step-dau (Sept 1887) 12 OH-OH-OH
Clyde nephew (Feb 1879) 21 OH-OH-OH
Elkins, Edward servant (Nov 1855) 45 OH-WVA-VA

1910 Pulaski, Williams, Ohio; Roll: T624_1241; Page: 7B; Enumeration District: 0128; Image: 890; FHL Number: 1375254.
h/h 184/185 Eager, Frank SR 55 OH-US-US divorced is living with his son, Frank Eager, JR.

Fountain Grove Cemetery Records (Bryan, OH) show Frank Eager (1855-1934) was buried beside his wife Kate Meek Eager (Dec 1856 – 2 Jan 1896).  Since he did not die until 1934, there must have been a divorce sometime between 1900-1910 between Frank and Alida, who was listed in the next two census records as “widow”.

1910 Elkhart Ward 5, Elkhart, Indiana; Roll: T624_347; Page: 7A; Enumeration District: 0017; Image: 861; FHL Number: 1374360.
h/h 171/176 Eager, Alida 42 widow OH-PA-ME seamstress for dry goods store
Myers, Bertha 22 dau stenographer for rubber works OH-OH-OH

1920 Chicago Ward 3, Cook (Chicago), Illinois; Roll: T625_312; Page: 8A; Enumeration District: 133; Image: 847.
h/h 93/179 Alida Eager 50 OH-PA-ME widow, mother-in-law to James Atchinson and mother of Bertha

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