Divorced from Arthur, El Paso County, 14 Feb 1908, final 22 Jun 1908: case no 8306 in Denver Archives, 1314 Sherman (1989). Arthur married also a daughter of Ernestine ( ) Witzke. Arthur was a first cousin, being the son of Aunt Manta, sister of Nina Groom. Margie had met Arthur while visiting her mother's family farm on the Missouri River south of Council Bluffs, Iowa. He was an accomplished piano artist and earned his living partly by performing. He became addicted to drugs, however, and the marriage ended in divorce. The death of a baby son added to their woes as well.
Notice in the Colorado Springs Free Press, Monday 11 December 1967 reads
Mrs. Margaret Sinton Handke, 2719 N. Union, passed away Sunday morning.
Arrangements later. (Swan)
Obituary in the Colorado Springs Free Press, Tuesday 12 December 1967 reads
Margaret S. Handke
Services will be Tuesday, 3 p.m., in the Swan Drawing Room for Mrs. Margaret Sinton Handke, 85, of 2719 N. Union, who died Sunday at a local hospital. The Rev. Arthur W. Pierpoint officiating. Cremation will follow.
Born Jan. 16, 1882. in Council Bluffs,Iowa. Mrs. Handke was a Colorado resident for 84 years. She attended Cutler Academy and Colorado College and taught in city and Cheyenne schools from 1925 until her retirement. She was an Episcopalian.
Mrs. Handke is survived by her sister Mrs. Bell Willet. and her brother J. J, Sinton, both of Colorado Springs, and by her son, Mr. A. F. Handke of Maryville, Mo.
It is requested flowers be omitted. Contributions may be made to the School District 11 Blood Bank.
These two transcripts come courtesy of the Pikes Peak Library District's Special Collections
[RFSS Oct 2010]
Headstone of Margaretta Jane Sinton Handke 1882 - 1967
Evergreen Cemetery, Colorado Springs, El Paso County, Colorado
|Iowa, County Marriages, 1838-1934
Name: Arthur E. Mottaz
Event Type: Marriage
Event Date: 05 Sep 1903
Event Place: Council Bluffs, Iowa, United States
Father's Name: John E. Mottaz
Mother's Name: Marta L. Groom
Spouse's Name: Margaretta Sinton
Spouse's Birth Year (Estimated): 1881
Spouse's Father's Name: Wm. K. Sinton
Spouse's Mother's Name: Mina Groom
Reference ID: P114 #1699
GS Film number: 1476894
Digital Folder Number: 004320246
[RFSS Jan 2011]
Name: August M. Handke
Event Type: Marriage
Event Date: 23 Aug 1910
Event Place: Colorado Springs, El Paso, Colorado, United States
Birth Year (Estimated): 1882
Spouse's Name: Margaret S. Mattaz
Spouse's Age: 28
Spouse's Birth Year (Estimated): 1882
GS Film number: 001690084
Digital Folder Number: 005203170
Image Number: 03615
[RFSS Dec 2013]
|[ s1197 ]||Obituary - Published in the Colorado Springs Free Press, Tuesday 12 December 1967. - OB1967-12-12-MJSH|
|[ s1198 ]||Newspaper Clipping (Identified) - Published in the Colorado Springs Free Press, Monday 11 December 1967. - DN1967-11-12-MJSH|
|[ s1134 ]||Cemetery Marker - Evergreen Cemetery, Colorado Springs, El Paso County, Colorado, United States of America burial of Margaret Sinton Handke on 22 December 1967 in Block 00225 000000 000000 000065 - CR1967-22-12-MSH|
|[ s3181 ]||Marriage Registration - Iowa, County Marriages, 1838-1934 - Marriage of Arthur E. Mottaz and Margaretta Jane Sinton on 5 September 1903 in Council Bluffs, Iowa, United States of America - Reference ID: P114 #1699, GS Film number: 1476894, Digital Folder Number: 004320246 - MR1903-05-09-AEM-MJS|
|[ s3180 ]||Marriage Registration - Colorado Statewide Marriage Index, 1853-2006 - Marriage of August Martin Handke and Margaret Sinton Mattaz on 23 August 1910 in 1220 North Tejon, Colorado Springs, El Paso County, Colorado, United States of America - Page: 5882, GS Film number: 001690084, Digital Folder Number: 005203170, Image Number: 03615 - MR1910-23-08-AMK-MSM|
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