Hi all! Short version: I need to find out what children’s home my Great Grandparents put my grandfather in when he was 3 yrs old. It was in Missouri and he was born in 1895 in St. Louis.
Long version: I have no idea what my G. Grandparents names are, either one. I know they were born in Missouri as was my Grandfather. Apparently his Aunt went and got him and raised him, and no, I don’t know her last name. All I got from my mother was Aunt Lou. I’m not even sure if that’s her given name or a nickname. And she would be my G. G. Aunt. I know they had a few children and no clue as to why they gave him up at 3 yrs of age. He grew up and got married early and then divorced (nope, don’t know her name either) then he married my grandmother when she was 16 and he was like 30 yrs old or something. :fingerwag: There was a bit of an age difference.
My mother is of no help at all, neither is my one uncle who is supposed to be the one who knows everything about the family history. My mom and her brothers and sisters don’t even know their own grandparents names!!! Can you believe that?? :shock: Apparently they weren’t ever discussed. I assume because of her marrying at such a young age. Who knows.
Does anyone know how I can get this info?? I realize its quite a long shot, but I’m desperate to find it. I have a 1 yr subscription through Ancestry.com. Only cost me $40!! Quite a steal!! I’ve tried the Census’ and the One world tree thingy on there and zippo. I did try family search also and came up with nuthin’.
What should I do?? I mean it’s not like he wasn’t a functioning member of society. He had 4 children and he was a painter for a living. On the 1930 census it says that he served in the first WW, but according to my uncle that’s not true. Is it possible they screwed up that census?? Everything else is correct on it, but apparently not that.
If you can’t help me, thanks for letting me vent, if you can, I will be your friend for life.