Hi Judy, Thank you for doing so much leg work for me on Melvin Gillette. I have found a few things, but not the 1913 Des moines census nor have I actually seen the 1920 census in Des Moines. Then of coarse I have not seen the BGMI, but you can bet I will. Melvin was Dischareged from the Army while he was in the hospital in San Fransisco. However he has a New York Death Certificate. So somehow he got well enough to travel coast to coast before he died. Nowe I am working on finding out what happened to his wife Ruth, daughter Mary ElizabethCavenaugh & grandson David Cavenaugh, who were mentined in Melvin's father, Glen's, obituary in 1945. Si I am still a'searching. Again, Bless Your Heart for helping out. You are terriffic!