|1900 Census Wolcott, NY|
I'm sure Mary is in fact the second wife and not a third one acquired after his release, in the column for years married it says 8 for both of them. By the time of the next census in 1905 Mary is not shown in the household. A newspaper search for her name turned up an estate settlement in 1905 but no obituary.
|1905 Census Wolcott|
|1920 Census Red Creek, NY|
The 1920 census is interesting, here we see "Henry Jacob" aged 65 living in the household of his son Leroy and Leroy's family. What were these people thinking? Newspapers at the time of Nettie's death reported Jacob to be a vile man with no control over himself who even abused his own mother. I can't imagine him around children? But keep reading, it gets more awful.
When Jacob died in July of 1926, his obituary was very short, not the obituary of a man respected or beloved by his community:
Henry Jacob Livingston died at his home west of this village early last Wednesday evening aged 69. Funeral was held at the home on Friday. He is survived by one son, Roy Livingston. Burial was made in the Livingston Cemetery,
This next discovery blew me away! I did a newspaper search for Roy Livingston, and found this in the April 6, 1943 edition of the Oswego Palladium:
Double funeral services for Roy Livingston, 50, and his wife Hazel, 45, will be held Thursday... The couple met death Sunday morning in the Livingston home, two and one half miles northeast of this village, in a double tragedy resulting from an argument when Livingston shot his wife in the back with a shotgun and then shot himself in the right side of the head. A verdict of homicide and suicide was entered yesterday by Acting Coroner S. W. Houston of Wolcott.
What more can I say? I'm just glad I'm only related through marriage.