Lewis/Louis Mystery

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Lewis/Louis Mystery

Post by audravickers » Wed Apr 01, 2009 2:50 pm

I am seeking information regarding William Arthur Lewis born in Alabama approx 1887-1888 and death date unknown. May have been known as Arthur. Found his draft registration - birth December - listing him as married and living in Bryan County, Oklahoma. Found on 1920 census married to Dona (last name unknown) in Bryan County, Oklahoma. Dona was born in Texas. They had a daughter, Bertha M., and possibly another daughter, Beatrice?.

We are trying to find out what happened to both William Arthur Lewis and Dona. Somewhere between 1920 and 1930 something "bad happened" (that is all Bertha could remember) and she ended up with an aunt and uncle, but she cannot remember their names, either. She does not know what happened to her sister, father, or mother. After living with her aunt/uncle for a couple of years, Bertha was abandoned in the street in Paris, Texas.

Our research found Dona (also apparently spelled Donah) as a patient in the Wichita Falls Hospital in Texas in 1930. She is listed as divorced. We would like to have Dona/Donah's maiden name and any information anyone could provide about her.

We are looking for information as to what event may have happened to separate all of them and what happened to the rest of Bertha's family. We are not looking to disrupt anyone's lives or contact anyone unless they would want contact with us. Main thing here is to put an elderly family member's mind at ease.

Any assistance would be much appreciated.

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