By Pamela Pattison Lash (updated 21 May 2013)
The Edgerton Earth Edgerton, Williams County, Ohio, Friday, July 21, 1916
Richard A. Haskins, who recently was arrested on a charge of assault with intent to kill his wife, Malissa Haskins, filed a petition in common pleas court asking for divorce. The alleged assault occurred Sunday, July 2, and according to the petition filed by Mr. Haskins, his wife struck him with her fists and an iron stove lift. He asks for divorce because of alleged cruelty and neglect. Mr. and Mrs. Haskins were married at Toledo Jan. 1, 1906 - Pioneer Alliance.
This newspaper article doesn’t give any background on the couple but with some digging I found the marriage paths for each:
Malissa Reinhart Adams Limpert Haskins Haskins Guthrie
She was married at least five times, twice to Richard Haskins
Richard Haskins was married to
1. Mary C Bratton
2. Stella Kenney
3. Malissa Limpert, divorced
4. Malissa Haskins, divorced
5. Elizabeth Fast
1850 Hicksville, Defiance, Ohio; Roll: M432_674; Page: 88B; Image: 691.
h/h Haskins, Enoch 42 NY
Samantha 38 NY
Huldah 8 NY
Huldah 8 NY
Daniel 6 NY
Richard 3 OH
Henry 1 OH
Reuben 32 NY
Landis, David 49 PA
1860 Milford, Defiance, Ohio; Roll: M653_947; Page: 391; Image: 236; Family History Library Film: 803947.
h/h 657/653 Haskins, Richard 12 OH with his parents and siblings
Richard Haskins married Mary C Bratton, 15 Sept 1868, Williams Co, OH; Mary C was the daughter of John and Catherine Bratton; see 1860 St Joseph, Williams, Ohio; Roll: M653_1052; Page: 113; Image: 232; Family History Library Film: 805052.
David Rinehart married Mary C Lindersmith on 14 March 1869 in Williams Co, OH
1870 Wilmington, De Kalb, Indiana; Roll: M593_309; Page: 449B; Image: 416; Family History Library Film: 545808.
h/h 147/150 Haskins, Richard 22 OH billiard keeper
Mary C 19 OH
1880 Edon, Florence Twp, Williams Co, OH
h/h Haskins, RA 32 OH-NY-NY
Mary C wife 28 OH-PA-PA
Della dau 9 OH-OH-OH……….married Melvin Porter, res of Lucas Co, OH; dau of Richard and Mary Bratton Haskins; she was born in Antwerp, OH on 10 Jan 1871
N Cummins servant 16 OH-OH-OH
1880 Superior Twp, Williams Co, OH
Rinehart, David 33 OH-PA-PA
Mary C wife 31 OH
Melissa dau 11 OH with siblings
Melissa Rinehart married Charles D Adams on 6 June 1888 in Steuben Co, IN; she was born in Edon, Florence Twp, Williams Co, OH in 1870 according to the marriage license; he was the son of John Q Adams and Sarah Vansoik; bride and groom were both residents of York Center, Steuben Co, IN
RA Haskins married Stella Kenney in Lucas Co, OH on 14 Jan 1892
His mother Samantha Rose Haskins married Joseph Hively on 19 Dec 1895; father Enoch Haskins died on 6 Mar 1891
Malissa Rinehart Adams (her second marriage) married Fred Limpert 8 Aug 1890 in Steuben Co, IN and they had a daughter Pearl Limpert born 19 May 1891 in Williams Co, OH; Fred was the son of John Limpert and Elizabeth Stoneburner; there must have been a divorce sometime between 1891-1894 as Fred Limpert married Jeanette Ames in 1894, Hicksville, Defiance Co, OH; he died in 1944
Here is a puzzle – Malissa and Richard are enumerated in 1900 as husband and wife; they do get married in Lucas Co, OH in 1906; so were they not married in 1900? Married in 1900, divorced sometime between 1900 and 1906 and remarried in 1906??
Puzzle solved – the couple was married Steuben Co, IN on 26 Feb 1895 as Richard A Haskins and Malissa A Limpert
1900 St Joseph, Williams, Ohio; Roll: 1332; Page: 7B; Enumeration District: 0113; FHL microfilm: 1241332.
h/h 140/147 Haskins, Richard 53 (July 1847) OH-VT-CT mar c1895 timber buyer
Malissa wife 30 (Jan 1870) OH-OH-OH 1/1ch
Pearl A dau 9 (May 1891) OH-OH-OH……..this would be Pearl Limpert - see below
Bryan Democrat, 25 Feb 1904 p8 – obit of Samantha Rose Haskins
Richard A Haskins married Malissa Haskins on 1 Dec 1906, Lucas Co, OH; her parents were listed as David Reinhart and Mary C Lindersmith; his parents were listed as Enoch Haskins and Samantha Rose
1910 Pulaski, Williams, Ohio; Roll: T624_1241; Page: 12A; Enumeration District: 0130; FHL microfilm: 1375254.
h/h 283/308 Haskins, Richard 62 OH-NY-NY mar 2x m15Y timber dealer
Malissa wife 40 OH-OH-OH mar 1x
Pearl L dau 19 OH-OH-OH, divorced
Bryan Democrat, 17 Feb 1912
RA Haskins went to Battle Creek, MI as a guest of the Sanitarium.
Newspaper article from above, 1916
Malissa Haskins (b 26 Jan 1873 Williams Co, OH) married Harry A Guthrie (b1873 Carthage, MO), 19 Mar 1918, Lucas Co, OH; she was the daughter of David Reinhart and Mary C Lindersmith; she was divorced, having been previously married to David A Haskins
1920 Pulaski, Williams, Ohio; Roll: T625_1450; Page: 11A; Enumeration District: 163; Image: 339.
Haskins, Richard roomer, divorced, 72 OH-OH-OH timber buyer
Richard A Haskins (b1847 Ashland Co, OH) married Elizabeth A Fast (she, born in Ashland Co, OH is now the widow of Lebenon Fast), 14 June 1920, Toledo, Lucas Co, OH; RA was listed as born 26 July, previously married 2x but is now a widower, a lumber dealer, and resident of Bryan, OH; he was the son of Enoch Haskins and Symantha Rose
Malissa Guthrie, wife of Harry Guthrie died in Jefferson Twp, Williams Co, OH on 31 July 1927; her death certificate listed her birth date as 26 Jan 1870, daughter of David Rinehart and Mary C Lindersmith
Obit for Malissa – Bryan Press, 4 Aug 1927; her spouse, Harry Guthrie died c12 Feb 1947
1930 Bryan, Williams, Ohio; Roll: 1891; Page: 2A; Enumeration District: 16; Image: 273.0; FHL microfilm: 2341625.
Haskins, Richard roomer, widower, 82 OH-US-US no occup
Richard Haskins died @87Y on 24 Aug 1934 in Toledo, Lucas Co, OH; his death certificate stated that he was born 26 July 1847 in Defiance Co, OH; was a timberman, owned a saw mill; burial in Edgerton, OH; his parents were the aforementioned Haskins; his widow was Elizabeth
Ada Pearl Limpert (19 May 1891, Williams Co, OH - 5 May 1948, Center Twp, Williams Co, OH; burial 9 May 1948 Brown Cemetery, Center Twp, Williams Co, OH)
Married Harry W Blanchard, 16 Apr 1911, Williams Co, OH; divorce shortly after this as Harry was married about six months later (14 Nov 1911 in Marshall Co, IN); Harry was the son of James O Blanchard and Etta Goodwin.
Married George Gabriel, 25 Oct 1912, Steuben Co, IN – the marriage license states that Pearl was divorced; George was the son of Charles Gabriel and Louise Reshka.
Pearl’s death was a homicide as she was shot with a 22-caliber gun on a county road. An autopsy was performed but the results of the investigation are unknown.