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From: "Liane Fenimore" <>
Subject: Re: [PHLY-RTS] Divorce? circa 1880
Date: Wed, 5 Apr 2006 07:24:19 -0400
There was a particularly nasty one in my husband's family in New Jersey in
1865 where the husband got custody of the children, no less.
For the rest of her life, the divorced wife called herself a widow in the
census and she lived until the 1920 was taken. He remarried. But the
children of the second family don't seem to have known the children of the
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Sent: Tuesday, April 04, 2006 11:46 PM
Subject: [PHLY-RTS] Divorce? circa 1880
> How prevalent was divorce the late 19th Century?
> I'd not seen many instances of divorce, then I started looking at some
> families post Civil War, and families seemed to be splitting apart. Has
> else seen this phenomena?
> Beth Taormina
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