04 June 2012

Divorce Action in Williams County, Ohio - Pancoast, 1900

By Pamela Pattison Lash

Flora Gates Pancoast v Nathan Dunn Pancoast
The Bryan Democrat, 8 Mar 1900 p5 c4 – decree for pltf on grounds of gross neglect; alimony $75 now and $500 in 30 days; each to hold household goods in their possession except 1 carpet and 1 etching “Baby’s Bath” to go to pltf

Note the newspaper article did not give the first names of the parties.  I had to discover that for myself using other sources.

Nathan D Pancoast (2 Sept 1871 Williams Co, OH or Franklin Twp, Fulton Co, OH-12 Dec 1931 Denver, Colorado; bur Fayette, Fulton Co, OH) was the son of George W Pancoast and Elizabeth Borton

Nathan Dunn. Pancoast married Flora A Gates on 28 September 1892 in Fulton Co, OH with Rev DF Helm, Minister of the Gospel, officiating.

The divorce was final as of 8 Mar 1900.

Nathan Dunn Pancoast took out a license to marry Ida Dean on 16 Mar 1900 in Williams Co, OH (Marriage V8 p129).  Ida was the daughter of Charles K and Mary A Hutchinson Dean. Note that license was listed as do not publish and was taken out 8 days after the divorce was announced in the newspapers and the license was supposedly not acted upon – in other words, there was no official marriage performed.  Both the parties lived in West Unity, Brady Twp, Williams Co, OH, with Nathan, born in Williams Co, OH, a barber, and Ida, also a Williams Co, OH native.  He was once previously married while she was not married.

However, on 21 Mar 1900 in Detroit, Wayne Co, MI Nathan D Pancoast married Ida Dean with William Stokes, JP officiating.  He was 29 and she was 32; he was a barber; both were from West Unity, OH with their parents names listed.

1880 Brady, Williams, Ohio; Roll: 1077; Family History Film: 1255077; Page: 499B; Enumeration District: 005; Image: 0634.
h/h 74/74 Pancoust, George W 36 NJ-NJ-NJ farmer
Elizabeth wife 28 OH-NJ-NJ
Nathan son 8 OH-NJ-OH
Josiah Albert son 5 OH-NJ-OH
Orton William hired hand 18 OH-OH-OH

1900 Morris, Grundy, Illinois; Roll: 303; Page: 3B; Enumeration District: 53; FHL microfilm: 1240303.
h/h 61/68 Pancoast, Nathan D boarder 29 (Sept 1870) mar 0 years OH-NJ-OH barber
Ida wife 29 (May 1871) mar 0 years OH-OH-PA
Living w/ Gould, Cassius M and family

Nathan and Ida must have divorced sometime between 1900-1910
1910 Denver Ward 9, Denver, Colorado; Roll: T624_116; Page: 1B; Enumeration District: 0108; Image: 93; FHL microfilm: 1374129.
h/h Pancoast, Nathan D 38 divorced OH-NJ-OH commercial transfer furniture
Domenick, Carleton 44 divorced NY-NY-NY commercial transfer jewelry

Nathan Dunn Pancoast married Kate Baldwin, 7 May 1913, Denver, Colorado.  Katherine was the daughter of Charles and Anna English Baldwin.

1920 Denver, Denver, Colorado; Roll: T625_161; Page: 16B; Enumeration District: 230; Image: 1035.
h/h 82/318 Pancoast, Nathan B 48 OH-NJ-OH commercial transfer furniture, renter
Katherine F wife 33 ND-MO-Canada secretary of furniture company

1930 Denver, Denver, Colorado; Roll: 237; Page: 10A; Enumeration District: 241; Image: 907.0; FHL microfilm: 2339972.
h/h 158/167 Pancoast, Nathan D 58 mar 1x mar @41 OH-NJ-OH no occup
Katherine B wife 43 mar 1x mar@26 ND-MO-Canada no occup

1932 Denver Colorado City Directory – Katherine Baldwin Pancoast of 1919 Glencoe, widow of Nathan D Pancoast

So what happened to Flora Gates Pancoast?

Flora A Gates (26 May 1869 Stryker, Springfield Twp, Williams Co, OH – 6 June 1947) daughter of Calvin Luther Gates and Emerette Taylor

1880 Stryker, Williams, Ohio; Roll: 1078; Family History Film: 1255078; Page: 662C; Enumeration District: 013; Image: 0185.
Gates, Calvin 47
Emmerette wife 46
Flora A dau 11
Arthur son 8

1900 Stryker, Williams, Ohio; Roll: 1332; Page: 7B; Enumeration District: 116; FHL microfilm: 1241332.
Gates, Calvin 67
Emmerette wife 67
Flora A 31 single

Flora Gates Pancoast married Henry A Cooper sometime between divorce of Mar 1900 and 1920.

1920 Pulaski, Williams, Ohio; Roll: T625_1450; Page: 2A; Enumeration District: 163; Image: 321.
Cooper, HA 53 OH-Eng-OH NYC Agent for Railroad
Flora wife 50 OH-PA-NY
Morris, Bernice dau 19 divorced OH-OH-OH clerk in office
Nedra Marie grand-dau 11/12 OH-OH-OH
Gates, Emmerette mother-in-law 86 NY-NY-NY

1930 Bryan, Williams, Ohio; Roll: 1891; Page: 13A; Enumeration District: 17; Image: 319.0; FHL microfilm: 2341625.
Cooper, Henry A 63 mar @22Y of age freight agent for rr OH-Eng-OH
Flora wife 60 mar @23Y of age OH-PA-NY

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