Thursday, May 18, 2017

Potter-Springer Marriage 1891 in Idaho

Mary POTTER, age 20, of Spokane, Washington, married on 5 Jul 1891 at Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, to

Samuel SPRINGER, age 27, of Wardner, Idaho.  Witnesses were J.P. Schell and Mrs. C. Hill Morris.

Ref:  Kootenai County Marriages, 1891-1900, Vol. 1, citing Book B, p. 304.


Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, just 30 miles east of Spokane, Washington, was, in the 1890s, and situated on the lake of the same name, was a booming town due to all the silver mining in the Silver Valley to the east of the town. Samuel was most likely a miner and most likely came from "back East." I did not locate them in the 1900 census. 

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Frank J. Potter & Jennie May LILLIE divorce in 1904 in Spokane, Washington


Case #19402, Spokane, Spokane County, Washington, dated 3 Sep 1904.  Frank J. POTTER is divorced from Jennie M. POTTER and she is restored to her maiden name, Jennie May LILLIE. And neither party could re-marry for six months!