27 April 2012

Divorce Action in Williams County, Ohio - McGlennan, 1879

By Pamela Pattison Lash

Jennie (Dye) McGlennan v William McGlennan – Williams Co, OH Civil and Criminal Court (Roll 33 case number 563- 1879)

When I began researching the early divorces of Williams County, OH I thought I had them all accounted for from 1830-1886 but apparently I missed this one.  I stumbled upon it just recently while looking at old newspapers. The only information supplied in the Bryan Democrat, 6 Mar 1879 was an announcement of the divorce decreed by the Common Pleas Court.  Jennie McGlennan was awarded alimony of $600.

So then I went back to the Civil and Criminal Court records and found the case number.  This research also had to take into account the variety of spellings of McGlennan/McGlenan/McGlennen/McGlenen, etc.

William H McGlennen (1842 Galion, OH -  17 Feb 1887); apparently parts of Galion, OH are in Crawford, Morrow, and Richland Cos, OH

William McGlenen married Jane L Dye on 24 Nov 1861 in Lenawee Co, MI.

Jane/Jennie L Dye (12 Oct 1845, Fulton Co, OH - 19 Feb 1911 Vestaburg, Richland Twp, Montcalm Co, MI; burial in Fountain Grove Cem, Bryan, Pulaski Twp, Williams Co, OH) dau of William Dye Jr and Martha Reynolds; pos obit as Jennie Savory, 23 Feb 1911 and 2 Mar 1911, Bryan Press, however I did find her obit in
Bryan Democrat, 3 Mar 1911 p1 as follows:

Jennie Dye McGlennen was born in Fulton Co, OH 12 Oct 1845 and died at the home of her sister at Vestaburg, (Montcalm Co) MI, 19 Feb 1911 @65Y 4M 7D.  She was married to William H McGlenen in 1862 and has three living children – Clyde E of Bryan, W Eugene of Kokomo, IN, and Mrs Daisy Barnheiser of Toledo, OH.  Her husband died on 17 Feb 1887 and in 1902 she was again married to William Savory of Toledo who died in Sept 1908.  She with her children resided in Bryan for about 25 years but for sometime she has been a resident of Toledo. She was a member of the ME Church.

Note – William is not found in the death records for this county nor does he have any probate for 1887; however there is a court action against him in 1873 (see below)
Note – There was no mention of a divorce between this couple.
Note – Jennie is buried as Jennie Savory in Fountain Grove Cem next to her son Clyde E and his wife Alverda.  Several online sources have an incorrect death date for Clyde.

1. Clyde Everett (10 June 1864/1867 Pettisville, Fulton Co,OH -1 Feb 1923, Bryan, Williams Co, OH @59Y 7M 21D, widower of Alverda, influenza, laborer, burial at Fountain Grove Cem, Bryan, OH; death certificate states his father was William McGlennen born in Gallion, OH and mother was Jennie Dye born in Fulton Co, OH; informant was Darius McGlennen of Bryan); mar Alverda Oliver; obit 6 Feb 1923 and 9 Feb 1923 Bryan Democrat p1c3 and p7c2, respectively; note on death certificate his birth date is 10 June 1859 which is an error

2. W. Eugene (Jan 1866 OH-Dec 1923); pos lived in Kokomo, Howard Co, IN,1900; obit 27 Dec 1923 Bryan Press

3. Daisy (26 Oct 1871 Stryker, Springfield Twp, Williams Co, OH – pos 1941-1942) d/o William and Jane Dyer McGlennen (Births, V1 p32)

1850 Clinton, Fulton, Ohio; Roll: M432_681; Page: 327B; Image: 123.
h/h Dye, Jane 6 OH living w/father, step-mother and siblings

1860 Congress, Wayne, Ohio; Roll: M653_1051; Page: 355; Image: 297; Family History Library Film: 805051.
h/h 1504/1490 McGlennen, William 19 journeyman cabinet maker OH living with the James and Rebecca (Hasler) Pershin family

1870 Springfield, Williams, Ohio; Roll: M593_1282; Page: 221B; Image: 448; Family History Library Film: 552781.
h/h 252/252 McGlenen, William 28 cabinet maker OH
Jenney 25 OH
Clyde 8 OH
Eugene 4 OH

Williams Co, OH Probate Index – William McGlenen, 2 Sept 1873 - #1597 – Ohio v McGlenen

Divorce action - 1879

1880 Stryker, Williams, Ohio; Roll: 1078; Family History Film: 1255078; Page: 667B; Enumeration District: 013; Image: 0196.
h/h 394/419 McGlenen, William 39 divorced painter OH-NY-PA

1880 Bryan, Williams, Ohio; Roll: 1078; Family History Film: 1255078; Page: 637B; Enumeration District: 012; Image: 0136.
h/h 140/156  McGlenen, Jennie 33 divorced OH-MD-PA
Clyde son 16 OH-OH-OH
Eugine son 13 OH-OH-OH
Daisy dau 6 OH-OH-OH
Martin, GS 34 boarder, plasterer NY-VT-VT
White, WW 29 boarder, plasterer OH-PA-OH

1910 Toledo Ward 2, Lucas, Ohio; Roll: T624_1207; Page: 12A; Enumeration District: 0041; Image: 633; FHL microfilm: 1375220.
935 Superior St
h/h 23/26 Savory, Jennie 59 OH-MD-MD widow 3/3 ch, living with her dau Daisy Barnheiser and her husband Fred

Williams County, Ohio Probate – Jennie Savory, 8 Mar 1911, case number 5483 - estate