Paul Meserve: What happened to Margaret Hamilton’s ex-husband?

Paul Meserve: What happened to Margaret Hamilton's ex-husband?

Paul Meserve was a celebrity husband due to his marriage to American actress and educator Margaret Hamilton. Paul’s ex-wife, Margaret, is not to be confused with computer scientist and NASA software developer Margaret Elaine Hamilton, known for her massive contribution to the Apollo Program at NASA.

Paul’s former wife, Margaret, was widely known for playing the role of a character named Wicked Witch of the West in a 1939 film titled The Wizard of Oz. She used to be a school teacher before she entered into acting. Before she could get any prominent role in her career, Margaret had to work as a character actress for seven years, according to her Wikipedia page.

Margaret Hamilton married once in her lifetime, and that was to Paul Meserve. Paul was the one and only husband Margaret had. In this article, we have everything about Paul.

Who is Paul Meserve?

Paul Meserve was born named Paul Boynton Meserve, on November 2, 1902, in Framingham, United States. He was the son of Frank Wilbur Meserve and Alice Belle Wadsworth. At the time of his birth, his father was 43 years old, while his mother was 37 years old.

Paul was not the only child of his parents; he had five other siblings, all of blessed memory. He had three brothers and two sisters. George Wilbur Meserve, Frank Chester Meserve, and Albert Wadsworth Meserve were his brothers. On the other hand, his two sisters were Grace Esther Meserve and Helen Louise Meserve.

Paul was an American citizen who belonged to the white race. His claim to fame was his marriage to Margaret Hamilton. Before the marriage, he lived a low-profile life, far away from media attention and controversies.

Paul Meserve and Margaret Hamilton were married for eight years.

Paul first met Margaret in 1930. None of the two former lovers disclosed where and how they first met. A few months after their first meeting, they started dating and married a year later, in 1931.

Their wedding ceremony occurred on June 13, 1931, in a private venue. A few invited family and friends were in attendance at the former couple’s wedding. There was no media attention on the wedding ceremony because both Paul and Margaret were not famous then.

Paul Meserve and Margaret Hamilton lived together for eight years after their wedding. In 1938, the couple decided to go their separate ways. The collapse of the marriage was due to the growth of Margaret’s career. At the time of the divorce, they had a son named Hamilton Wadsworth Meserve. Hamilton Wadsworth Meserve was born in 1936.

Paul went out of the limelight after the divorce. There is no information on whether he remarried or had any other children. On the other hand, his ex-wife, Margaret, remained unmarried for the rest of her life. She took custody of her son, Hamilton, and nurtured him alone without support from Paul Meserve.

Where is Paul Meserve now?

Paul Meseve died on July 6, 1983, in San Francisco, California. He was 80 years at the time of his demise. His burial and funeral were all done in California. Since he was divorced from Margaret, he was inherited by his son Hamilton Wadsworth Meserve.

Paul’s educational background and career path are all unknown. His former wife, Margaret Hamilton, was a renowned actress whose career was active from 1933 to 1982. She rose to stardom with her role in Wizard of Oz (1939). She is famous for playing a major role in the 1948 film, Bungalow 13.

Margaret was born on December 9, 1902, in Cleveland, Ohio, in the United States of America. She passed away at age 82, on May 16, 1985, in Connecticut, United States. She died of a heart attack in her sleep. Some of her credited movies include The Moon’s Our Home (1936), You Only Live Once (1937), The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (1938), The Angels Wash Their Faces (1939), The Sins Of Harold Diddlebock (1947), e.t.c.