Friday, July 24, 2015

Mary B. Sorell, Minnie M. and John Sorell--How are they related to Jacob & Angeline (Larose) Rand

Last November I was searching on under Minnie Sorrell and came across an article entitled

WANTS CUSTODY OF HER CHILD.[1] It was dated November 11, 1903. As I opened the article I was quite amazed as it stated that a hearing took place in Worcester Probate Court on a petition of a lawyer for Minnie M. Sorrell, of Bennington, Vt. to get custody of her six year-old daughter.
I entered this on my things to do list (research log) on my Legacy Family tree software program and filed the article in my Worcester Courthouse folder. On July 7 of this year I had an opportunity to go to the Worcester Courthouse to look up the record and order record 32744. They called and said it was in so I went on July 15th and made some copies of the record.[2]
It states that:

Marshall N. Thayer, attorney for Minnie M. Sorell that Mary B. Sorell is of the age of six years, that she is the daughter of said Minnie B. (sic) Sorell and John M. Sorell, that she is deprived of her liberty and held in custody by Jacob Rand and Angeline Rand, both of Holden in said County against the will of her mother the said Minnie M. Sorell and that she is held in custody by them in the Town of Holden in our said County of Worcester. That said possession of said child was taken by them at Gardner in the County of Worcester about ____ember first A.D. 1903 _______ ______ there she has been kept in custody in said Town of Holden..
Wherefore your petitioner prays that notice may be issued commanding said Jacob Rad and Angeline Rand to appear and bring the said Mary B. Sorell to be examined as this court shall direct.
M.N. Thayer, Atty for Minnie M. Sorell.

Angeline Rand’s maiden surname is Larose and she married (2) her husband Jacob in 1876.
Angeline Larose and Jacob Rand have to be related to my Grandmother Mary B. Sorell, or why would she be in their custody and my G-Grandmother Minnie M. (Howe) Sorell  trying to get her daughter back from them. Angeline Larose' s parents are Gabriel and Lydia (Sears) Larose according to her death record dated Nov. 20 1909 from  Holden, Massachusetts.[3]
[1] Paper Worcester Daily Spy (Worcester, MA), pg. 8, News/Bank and/or the American Antiquarian Society
[2] Worcester Probate Court Records, #32744
[3]  Massachusetts, Deaths 1841-1915, Holden, MA.,

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