25 October 2012

Still Shaking My Head

Recently while on a research trip to the Montgomery County Records Center & Archives in Dayton, Ohio I came across an interesting case.  It one of those down the rabbit hole things where one thing leads to another, which leads to another.  Interesting, but now has taken a rather, I think, strange twist.

Charles and his wife Daisy were married according to Montgomery County records, 25 DEC 1895 in Jackson Township, Montgomery County.  They were the parents of 13 (yes, I said 13!) children.  Seven daughters, six sons. 

In late 1923 Charles was caught being unfaithful to his wife, due to sensitivity issues we won't get into those details.  Long story short, he ends up serving three years in the Ohio State Penitentary.  While Charles is in the pen, he literally sells the farm out from under Daisy. 

Long story short, she files for divorce.  Its a nasty fight (most divorces are!) with the outcome being the usual decree being issued in June 1924. 

I scanned all the images from the paperwork with my trusty Flip-Pal, cut and pasted them into my personal file.  While making sure all were in proper order & named correctly, I note that there is a marriage record (they are arranged alphabetically) for a Charles & Daisy right after all the divorce images.  Imagine my amazement when I open the image and its the same couple getting married not quite one year after they received the final divorce decree. 

I'm still shaking my head over this one!

1 comment:

TennLady said...

My step grandmother, the infamous Ruth, divorced her second husband on October 9, 1920 and remarried him on November 27, 1920. Go figure.