four marriages but no divorces, annulments, widow records or void marriages

+5 votes

Woman in question:

Evelyn Pryor/1910 census shows her with:

Father Arthur/Mother: Lillian Pryor

Sibs: Guy, Castina

1930 Census shows:

Father/Mother, Arthur, Lillian with

Guy (now age 26), and 3yr old grandaughter 


(maine marriage index) 


Order/name/place/date of marriage

Husband #1, William McKenzie of Hamlin Maine,  April 11, 1928

Husband #2, Jesse Doyen of Bingham Maine, February 14, 1929

Husband #3, Henry Thomas of Skowhegen Maine, August 28, 1937

Husband #4, Roswald L. Dolloff of Presquel Isle Maine, June 10, 1952


marriage records of Roswald Dolloff shows possible name of bride as Evelyn Mackenzie (florida obit)

Husband #2, Jesse Doyen marries Elmira Wheeler October 21, 1931 Portland Maine



in Genealogy Help by Rachael Hindman G2G2 (2.6k points)

2 Answers

+1 vote
If you are only searching online, it may be that the records are not online. You may have to dig deeper, by contacting the Maine Family Court or archives. You can probably do a google search to determine where to start looking for divorce records in the time period.
by Anne B G2G Astronaut (1.2m points)
I was afraid you'd say something like that. Maine is notorious for not having records on line, especially in the "unorganized territories". I certainly will keep digging. Been through town reports (fascinating nuggets of info too), and the few churches that have records available.

And yes, I'm doing it on-line, and free. Other than library editions that I can access at libraries, I don't subscribe to paid services.

I will be visiting maine soon (I hope) to do some leg work.

In the meantime I have a question. Do you find that divorce etc. records are generally much harder to site than births etc?

Thanks tons.
I Honestly don't know, except that very few divorce records are online at this time.
+1 vote
They look like two different Evelyns to me.  The one you mention lived in Bingham, Maine.  

The one who married Willivam McKenzie lived in Bridgewater.  He parens were Emerson and Ethel.  She was born in 1911.
by Maureen Rosenfeld G2G6 Pilot (182k points)

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