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Marriage of Rebecca K. Mitchell, Pennsylvania, about 1871
« on: Tuesday 18 August 20 18:30 BST (UK) »
Rebecca K. Mitchell was born on 11 January 1845 in Ohio.  [The date is from her grave and the birthplace from the censuses of 1850 and 1860].  Her parents were William Greenleaf Mitchell and Anne B. Denning.  I have not found her definitively on the 1870 census but there is a possibility in Montgomery County, PA, though the age and place of birth are off.

http://www.rootschat.com/links/01pu4/
http://www.rootschat.com/links/01pu5/
http://www.rootschat.com/links/01pu0/

Her mother's obituary in 1883 refers to her as Mrs. Rebecca Hubler, living in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.  Her father's obituary in 1899 refers to her as Mrs. Rebecca Hubler of Hanover, Pennsylvania.

In 1880, there was a Rebecca Hubler in Harrisburg with her husband Joseph Hubler, a railroad worker, and three children.  This is a good possibility but there are several problems:  her birthplace, her father's birthplace and the number of children. 

http://www.rootschat.com/links/01pu1/

On the 1900 census, Rebecca was in Hanover, PA and reported herself to be a widow with two children, none living.  She died in 1904 and is buried in Hanover, York County, Pennsylvania with the surname Hubler.

http://www.rootschat.com/links/01pu2/
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/138342166/rebecca-k_-hubler

However, if the Rebecca Hubler in Harrisburg was Rebecca K. Mitchell, then she was not a widow in 1900 and two of her three children were not dead.  That Joseph Hubler was alive in 1900 but with a different wife [Elizabeth C.]; he died in 1902.

http://www.rootschat.com/links/01pu3/
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/156138404/joseph-m_-hubler

There is a tree at FamilySearch that identifies 'Elizabeth C.' as Elizabeth C. McCahren.  To account for the 'Rebecca' in 1880, it assumes [without evidence] that she was also known as Rebecca.  I think that Rebecca K Mitchell was Joseph Hubler's first wife, that Elizabeth C. McCahren was his second wife and that Rebecca was the mother of Harry, Lillian, Nellie [and possibly also Ida].

https://www.familysearch.org/tree/pedigree/landscape/L2TL-TP9

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In short, I am looking for any evidence that Rebecca was married to and divorced from Joseph Hubler:  1) the marriage of Rebecca K. Mitchell and Joseph Hubler; 2) the divorce of Rebecca and Joseph; 3) birth data for the Hubler children which identifies their mother; and/or 4) the marriage of Joseph Hubler and Elizabeth C. McCahren.

Wiltshire:  Banks, Taylor
Somerset:  Duddridge, Richards, Barnard, Pillinger
Gloucestershire:  Barnard, Marsh, Crossman
Bristol:  Banks, Duddridge, Barnard
Down:  Ennis, McGee
Wicklow:  Chapman, Pepper
Wigtownshire:  Logan, Conning
Wisconsin:  Ennis, Chapman, Logan, Ware
Maine:  Ware, Mitchell, Tarr, Davis

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Re: Marriage of Rebecca K. Mitchell, Pennsylvania, about 1871
« Reply #1 on: Tuesday 18 August 20 18:50 BST (UK) »
The tree on familysearch (not sure of its accuracy) says they were married in 1872

https://www.familysearch.org/tree/pedigree/descendancy/L2TL-TP9


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Re: Marriage of Rebecca K. Mitchell, Pennsylvania, about 1871
« Reply #2 on: Tuesday 18 August 20 19:00 BST (UK) »
Elizabeth McCahren on 1870 census, Juniata

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Re: Marriage of Rebecca K. Mitchell, Pennsylvania, about 1871
« Reply #3 on: Tuesday 18 August 20 19:03 BST (UK) »
Thanks.  Yes, that is the tree I referred to that assumes that Rebecca and Elizabeth C. are the same person.  I found that 1870 census for Elizabeth McCahren and also the census for Joseph Hubler; he was still single is 1870.
Wiltshire:  Banks, Taylor
Somerset:  Duddridge, Richards, Barnard, Pillinger
Gloucestershire:  Barnard, Marsh, Crossman
Bristol:  Banks, Duddridge, Barnard
Down:  Ennis, McGee
Wicklow:  Chapman, Pepper
Wigtownshire:  Logan, Conning
Wisconsin:  Ennis, Chapman, Logan, Ware
Maine:  Ware, Mitchell, Tarr, Davis

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Re: Marriage of Rebecca K. Mitchell, Pennsylvania, about 1871
« Reply #4 on: Tuesday 18 August 20 19:38 BST (UK) »
In the 1880 census, his wife is Rebecca. They were obviously 2 different persons from their death records. They must have divorced between 1880 & 1883 when Ida was born. Maybe the reason for divorce!!!!   Strange that he had custody of the children.

Not sure where to find US divorce records

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Re: Marriage of Rebecca K. Mitchell, Pennsylvania, about 1871
« Reply #5 on: Tuesday 18 August 20 22:00 BST (UK) »
Joseph's findagrave page says that his daughter Lillian May (Hubler) Cole died in 1934
   
Lillian Cole's death certificate
born May 13, 1877, Harrisburg, d November 13, 1934, Harrisburg Hospital
parents: Joseph Hubler and __ McCachren, both born in PA
informant: her husband Samuel Cole

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Joseph's findagrave page says that his daughter Ida Florence (Hubler) Cripple died in 1954

her Social Security application says here parents were Joseph M Hubler and Elizabeth McCahren

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Re: Marriage of Rebecca K. Mitchell, Pennsylvania, about 1871
« Reply #6 on: Tuesday 18 August 20 22:04 BST (UK) »
   
Harry O Hubler's death certificate says
born 25 May 1873, Pennsylvania
died 24 October 1943, Polyclinic Hospital, Harrisburg
father: Joseph Hubler, born in PA
mother: Elizabeth Machan, born in PA
informant (daughter) Mrs Milton Straeise [?], 1632 North 2nd, Harrisburg
his Social Security application says: parents: Joseph C Hubler and Elizabeth C McCahren
his marriage says Joseph Hubler and Lizzie C Hubler

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Re: Marriage of Rebecca K. Mitchell, Pennsylvania, about 1871
« Reply #7 on: Tuesday 18 August 20 22:07 BST (UK) »
Nellie J Hubler's marriage record
married 21 March 1901, Mifflintown, PA to Edgar G Sheaffer
it says her parents are Joseph and Elizabeth Hubler

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Re: Marriage of Rebecca K. Mitchell, Pennsylvania, about 1871
« Reply #8 on: Tuesday 18 August 20 22:56 BST (UK) »
Rebecca was the wife, then widow, of N Norton Hubler, who died about 1888-1889

Harrisburg City Directories
1876
Joseph M Hubler, flagman home at 622 Colder
N Norton Hubler, foreman home 222 Locust

1878
Joseph M Hubler, flagman home at 622 Colder
N Norton Hubler, foreman home 1411 N 3rd

1880
Joseph M Hubler, flagman home at 622 Colder
no other Hubler

1882:
N Norton Hubler, foreman planer, Harrisburg Car Co, home at 1205 2 1/2 
no other Hubler

1883
Joseph Hubler, brakeman home at 1339 N 6th
N Norton Hubler, home 1340 N 3rd

1884
Joseph Hubler, 1217 N 7th
N Norton Hubler, 1539 N 3rd

1888
Joseph Hubler, flagman, home 1305 Wallace
N Norton Hubler, foreman planer, home 1217 N  6th

1889
Joseph Hubler, flagman, home 1305 Wallace
Rebecca Hubler, widow of Norton N, home 1217 N 6th

1891 Harrisburg City Directory
Joseph Hubler, flagman, home 1305 Wallace
Rebecca Hubler, widow Norton N, home 319 Herr

1892
Joseph Hubler, flagman home 628 Reily
no other Hubler

1893
Joseph Hubler, conductor, home 626 Colder
no other Hubler