Mr. Brown: THANK YOU, so much for the response. Do you live in Decatur, AL? From my research, I've found out that Gertrude Peterson Brown Russell died in 1954. Was The Savoy open at the time of her death? If so, how long was it open? Did her widower, Mr. Russell, continue to run it? I know that your grandfather was running The Savoy when he & Gertrude (Jr) married. I have an old photo of The Savoy, from about 1906. Pretty interesting that there were 24hr restaurants in Decatur, in the 20's and 30's, but I suppose it was because of the railroad. I am still trying to locate any living Peterson relatives. Long story short: my father in law, Ernest "Buddy" Peterson was born in 1929 to Clarence Peterson, in Decatur. Clarence died at the age of 26. At some time after that, his mother, Mary Elizabeth "Molly" Wright Peterson, took him & his sister to live with her people in VA. (It doesn't appear they maintained contact with the Petersons still in AL). ( Her father, E.R. Wright, was the superintendant at the "silk mill" in Decatur). Any information you have is greatly appreciated. Geneaology is fascinating, isn't it?