13 June 2013

Flora Fackler Stucker v Eugene Stucker, Divorce Action 1915

By Pamela Pattison Lash

The Bryan Democrat, 15 January 1915, p1 c 3
Flora Stucker Asks Divorce
Files Petition in the Common Pleas Court Through CA Bowersox Against her Husband, Eugene Stucker

Charges of gross neglect of duty are mentioned in the divorce petition filed in common pleas court by Flora Stucker against her husband, Eugene Stucker, as grounds for the suit.

The plaintiff in the cause avers that she and the defendant were married December 20, 1884, and three children were born to the union.  During their married life, the plaintiff declares that her husband failed, refused, and neglected to supply her with the ordinary comforts of life – failed to clothe her, furnish proper and sustaining food, and refused her money although he was able to do so.

When she was sick several years ago, the plaintiff states, her husband refused to pay the medicine and doctor bills which were caused by her illness.  She was compelled to work out, sew and accept every way, which was open to her to provide, support, and maintain herself and living child.  She declares that she asked for money and was refused with gross and profane language. 

Mrs. Stucker prays divorce, possession of certain household goods and whatever alimony the court may deem equitable.

Here's what I found on this couple:

Eugene Stucker (12 July 1858 Fayette, Fulton Co, OH – 1 Mar 1929 Prattville, Hillsdale Co, MI) s/o Adam Stucker and Elizabeth Hibbard

Florence E Fackler (25 Dec 1866 Alvordton, Millcreek Twp, Williams Co, OH – 11 May 1938 West Unity, Brady Twp, Williams Co, OH; death certificate says widow;
informant AE Stucker of Adrian, Hillsdale Co, MI; burial Adrian, Hillsdale Co, MI) d/o Daniel Fackler and Lydia Cole

Possibly married 20 Dec 1885, Waldron, Hillsdale Co, MI – note different year than what was stated in the divorce proceedings

1. Estella Blanch 26 Jan 1889 Millcreek Twp, Williams Co, OH (Births, V2 p117) – 18 Apr 1907, Williams Co, OH
2. (Reverend) Alva Elmer 23 Jan 1894 Millcreek Twp, Williams Co, OH; mar Myrtle Clark
3. Nellie Fay 1898 Madison Twp, Williams Co, OH; mar Edson Boner

1870 Gorham, Fulton Co, OH – Oregene Stucker 12 with parents

1880 Gorham, Fulton, Ohio; Roll: 1017; Family History Film: 1255017; Page: 9A; Enumeration District: 014; Image: 0457.
Stucker, Eugene 21 OH living with parents Adam and Elizabeth Stucker

1880 Mill Creek, Williams, Ohio; Roll: 1077; Family History Film: 1255077; Page: 489A; Enumeration District: 004; Image: 0613.
Fackler, Florella 13 OH living with parents Daniel and Lydia Fackler

1900 Madison, Williams, Ohio; Roll: 1332; Page: 13A; Enumeration District: 0107; FHL microfilm: 1241332.
h/h 292/294 Stucker, Eugene 41 (July 1858) mar 14Y OH-PA-PA renting farm
Flora wife 32 (Dec 1867) 3/3ch OH-OH-PA
Estelle B dau 11 OH-OH-OH
Alva E son 6 OH-OH-OH
Nellie F dau 2 OH-OH-OH

1910 Madison, Williams, Ohio; Roll: T624_1241; Page: 6A; Enumeration District: 0123; FHL microfilm: 1375254.
h/h 141/141 Stucker, Eugene 51OH-PA-PA mar 25Y mar 1x farmer
Florella wife 44 OH-OH-PA mar 1x 3/2ch
Alva E son 16 OH-OH-OH farm hand
Nellie Fay dau 12 OH-OH-OH

Sometime in 1915 the couple was divorced; filing date was January 1915

Flora Fackler Stucker married Adolph Horning, 26 June 1916 in Williams Co, OH; he was the son of Jacob and Hannah Gump Horning; he was 63 and she was 48; each was divorced; he was a resident in 1900 of Shelby, Richland Co, OH with a wife

1920 Pittsford, Hillsdale, Michigan; Roll: T625_768; Page: 12B; Enumeration District: 131; Image: 426.
Stucker, Eugene 61 OH-PA-OH home farm laborer, divorced living with brother Douglas Stucker

1920 Williams Co, OH
Horning, Adolphus 57 OH-Germ-PA
Florella wife 53 OH-OH-PA

Sometime bet 1920 and 1930, Florella divorced Adolph Horning

On 1 Mar 1929 Eugene Stucker died in Prattville, Hillsdale Co, OH

1930 West Unity, Brady Twp, Williams Co, OH – neither party is living with the other one
Stucker, Florella 60 divorced OH-OH-PA head of household and h/h 99/94 Adolphus Horning 66 also living in West Unity divorced

On 11 May 1938 Florella Stucker died in West Unity, Brady Twp, Williams Co, OH and was buried in Adrian, MI; marital status - widow