1920 Caddo County, Oklahoma James A. Groseclose 55 b abt 1865 W Virginia parents b Virginia Emma 47 b Ohio parents b Ohio Charlie 27 b Kentucky Farris 26 b Kentucky Floyd 23 b Ohio Bessie 21 b West Virginia Howard 17 b West Virginia Carrie Groseclose 14, daughter, born about 1906 in Kentucky Bennie 12 b Kentucky Paul 11 b Oklahoma Carl 8 b Oklahoma
1910 Caddo County, Oklahoma James A Groseclose 46 b Virginia parents b Virginia Emma R 37 b Ohio parents b Ohio Charles L 17 b Kentucky Faris E 16 b Kentucky [married Ruby, lived in Anadarko, Caddo, OK] Maggie M 15 b Kentucky James F 13 b Ohio Bessie 12 b Virginia Nellie J 9 b Virginia [she apparently married Eli Nelson in 1917] Howard H 8 b Virginia Cassie M 5 b Kentucky[ probably = Carrie; transcriber reading the rr as ss] Benjamin F 3 b Kentucky Paul S 1 year 5 months b Oklahoma
Carrie's brother: 1940 in Lincoln Township, Caddo, Oklahoma are Farris E Grosclose and Ruby with children (children all born Oklahoma): Albert E Groseclose b about 1923 Marvin R Groseclose b about 1925 Neva M Groseclose b about 1927 William G Groseclose b about 1929 Donald D Groseclose b about 1931 Charley F Groseclose b about 1933 Romona F Groseclose b about 1935
In another post (elsewhere on Genforum) you said Carrie Marie Groseclose (or Grossclose) married Ben Shipp, and that grandma (Carrie?) married Ed Probis on 29 August 1930. Is he Edward Ezquil Probis born 23 January 1887 in Howard County, Missouri died 07 June 1946 in Maricopa County, Arizona FATHER Charles S. Probis b Terra Haute, Indiana MOTHER Mary Ann b Plainville, Illinois ??
As much as we can find out about a family, we cannot know who someone's biological parent is without a DNA test. We accept two people are biological parents if they are listed on a birth certificate (taking it on faith they are the biological parents).
I am adding info in the hopes that filling in the blanks of the families in your story might eventually lead to the missing birth certificate for your father.
Have you checked under various surnames? Remember we found his sister Garnett with surname Martin, and he had surname Jones, both using the surname of their adoptive/foster parent. Robert's birth certificate might be filed under Grosclose, or Shipp, or ... Ii suppose it could even be a different first name? The exact date and place of birth will be the clinchers.
I can see why you are finding it difficult to get to the bottom of your mystery!