08 May 2012

Divorce Action in Williams County, Ohio - Calvin

By Pamela Pattison Lash

Pearl I (Boisher) Calvin v Parker Eldon Calvin

Bryan Democrat, 14 Jan 1908 p1 c2

Pearl I Calvin of Edon received a divorce from Park.  The couple was married on 24 Mar 1900 and had one child.  She charged Park with extreme cruelty.  Henry Boisher was appointed trustee for the child.  Park was permitted visitation one day per week and he was to pay court costs.  Pearl was allowed $25 alimony.  CA Bowersox was her attorney.

This is what I had to work with so after sifting through a few sources, I believe this is the family.

The couple was married on 24 March 1900 in Williams Co, OH (Marriage V 8 p130).
Note – marriage license stated Do Not Publish.  Pearl’s age might be the reason as she was 16 years of age but the 1900 census below stated her age as 15.
Ethel Luree Calvin, (born 29 Aug 1901, Florence Twp, Williams Co, OH); mar Vernon Charles Mumaw, 3 Aug 1921, Hillsdale Co, MI

Parker Eldon Calvin (16 May 1875 Williams Co, OH – 27 Sept 1958, Montpelier, Superior Twp, Williams Co, OH; burial at Edon Cemetery, Florence Township); son of Lewis G and Mary A Davis Calvin

Pearl I Boisher (27 Dec 1883, Edon, Florence Twp, Williams Co, OH – 19 Aug 1970, Williams Co, OH) daughter of John Henry and Katherine Kaiser Boisher, both buried in Edon Cemetery

1900 Florence, Williams, Ohio; Roll: 1332; Page: 5B; Enumeration District: 104; FHL microfilm: 1241332.
h/h 96/97 Calvin, Park 25 (May 1875) mar 0Y OH-PA-OH day laborer
Pearl wife 15 (Dec 1884) 0/0ch OH-OH-OH
Note – the couple lived a few doors down from his parents

Divorce action c14 Jan 1908

Mrs Pearl Calvin married Emmet Porter on 31 May 1908 in Williams Co, OH (Marriage V9 p503); Emmet was born 22 June 1876, Montpelier, Superior Twp, Williams Co, OH, son of Abraham and Elizabeth Metzler Porter (see divorce on Porter parents in other postings); he died 21 Mar 1940, Allegan Twp, Allegan Co, MI; according to marriage license they had each been married once before – Do Not Publish was listed on license; Emmet had been previously married Lettie Maud Cochran on 9 Jan 1897 at Butler, DeKalb Co, IN
Warner E Porter (born 1910 St. Joseph Twp, Williams Co, OH); mar Minnie M Wanstitler, 16 Feb 1931, Kalamazoo Co, MI; Warner was a baker

1910 St Joseph, Williams, Ohio; Roll: T624_1241; Page: 9B; Enumeration District: 0132; Image: 994; FHL microfilm: 1375254.
h/h 252/253 Porter, Emmet 33 mar 1 mar 1Y OH-unkn-OH baker, owns shop
Pearl wife 26 mar 2x 2/2ch OH-OH-Germ
Warner E son 7/12 OH-OH-OH
Calvin, Ethel step-dau 8 OH-OH-OH

Park E Calvin married Mary Wisman on 24 Nov 1909 in Williams Co, OH (Marriage V10 p129); Mary (3 Apr 1889 OH – 27 Dec 1970, Williams Co, OH) was the daughter of Levi and Elizabeth McElroy Wisman
Carl Lewis (2 Oct 1910-17 Jan 1911; buried in Edon Cem), Florence, Dale, Bessie, Idella

1920 St Joseph, Williams, Ohio; Roll: T625_1450; Page: 2B; Enumeration District: 166; Image: 390.
Pearl and Emmet Porter reside with children Ethel Calvin and Warner Porter

1930 Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo, Michigan; Roll: 998; Page: 8B; Enumeration District: 38; Image: 492.0; FHL microfilm: 2340733.
Warner 20 and Emmet 53 are living with Maude and Lucy Defluent; Emmet is 53 single, lodger, baker in bakery

Pearl Porter married *** Warrick, sometime after 1920; by her death in 1970 she was listed as a widow; obit Leader Enterprise, 20 Aug 1970 p1

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