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Thayne and Alma Orpha (Felton) Kaysbier children adopted,in 1903 during divorce, why??? and to who???

Query by lcolvin

When Thayne Oliver Kaysbier and his first wife Alma Orpha Felton Kaysbier were divorced they both agreed to have the two children (Thelma and Orrin, aged 3 and 4 yrs) adopted out. Per the divorce papers Alma left the home in 1900 and he filed for divorce in 1903. Per the 1900 Census Thelma was living in the home of my Great Grandparents Louis Caldwell and his wife Elizabetrh Norton Shull Caldwell. My Grandmother was 16 yrs at the time. I know the name Kaysbier has many different spelling even within the same family. Thayne spelled his name as Kaysbier and some people have told me his father Samuel spelled is name Kasebier so the spelling could be an issue as well. I am curious as to why they did this and who adopted the two children. Were they adopted together or to separate homes? There are so many questions and no way to answer a lot of them. am in hopes someone out there can answer some of these questions.

Lynn Colvin

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on 2012-06-15 14:27:50

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