I am looking for information regarding the birth parents of my great-great grandfather. He and his sister were abandoned or orphaned between 1903 and 1910.
Mabel M Woody b. approx 1898 Missouri(?) Melvin Chester Woody b. approx 1903 Missouri(?)
Mabel was able to pass on a bit of information:
-Their name prior to adoption was Woody. Their first and middle names were not changed after adoption. -Their mother left them in a orphanage in Oklahoma, where they were later adopted and moved to Nebraska.This orphanage may also have been in Nebraska. -Their mother left them for their own safety, as an attempt to keep the children away from their father.We are unsure of why this may have been.So far no luck in finding prison records, etc. for any information.
I have not been able to find Mabel on any census records for 1900.She first appears under her adopted name in 1910, as with Melvin.
I'm hoping someone out there may have some sort of insight.We're hoping the fact that the father may have been a person of ill-repute may be a major clue in finding information.