Hi, I am looking for info on Douglas Cruise, Sr. What I have found thus far is:
that he was born in Sidney, Cheyene County, NE in 1898.
First marriage with two sons (possibly a Douglas Jr.) ended when he came home from work and found all gone. Wife(unknown) left with the boys.
He then married Lucy Hiett/Hiatt(possibly recorded as Sweet(Mother's maiden) born 1905), had about five children(poss six) in NE: Duane, Iva, Kathleen, Dolores, Douglas Eugene(Gene(my dad)), Gerald(Jerry - may have been born in Oregon).
He moved to Sweet Home, OR around 1939-42 and moved again shortly thereafter to Lebanon, thirteen miles west.
He and his wife then had two more girls; Rosalee and Sharon.
In Lebanon, he worked as a contractor/painter until he saved enough to open Lebanon Paint Store featuring General Paints(a saluting tin soldier looking logo).
He died of emphasema in Nov. 1969. All of his sons are now deceased. Gerald(Jerry) died in a logging accident early 60's leaving four small children and his widow, Francine, at the time. Duane died somewhere in the late 80's in VA hosp., Portland and, my dad, Douglas E., died in Turlock, CA in Jan, 2001.
Any ancestrial information to my grandfather and grandmother would be appreciated.