Researching the following family who lived in Falls City, Polk County, Oregon in 1910 and 1920 census.They were in Ohio and Michigan prior to going to Oregon:
1910 census Polk County, Oregon Falls City Dist.
Henry W. Bancroft, age 64, NY, NY, NY Electa L., wife, age 62, NY, Vermont, Candace-Eng.
a few households away:
Wilford D. Bancroft, age 56, OH, NY, NY Sarah E., wife, age 48, NY, NY, NY Wyrick, son, age 23, OH, OH. NY
(Note:Electa L. Bancroft's maiden name was Smith and she was previously married to a Mr. Richardson and resided in Clinton County, Michigan ca 1860's, 1870's.
1920 census Polk County, Oregon Falls City Dist.
Electa L. Bancroft, age 71, NY, Vermont, NY Edwin C. Richardson, son, age 51, Michigan, OH, NY
Electa L. Smith Richardson Bancroft was known as"Gram Bancroft"toWilliam Devere Hoffman and presumably was his grandmother.William Devere Hoffman was born in May 1889 in Clinton County, Michigan and was adopted byWilliam H. Hoffman and Emma A. Hause Roberts Hoffman before 1900. William H. Hoffman's civil war pension file states that he adopted William Devere Hoffman but does not say whoWilliam Devere Hoffman's biological parents were.ElectaBancroft is the only clue to his biological parents with her being referred to as his grandmother.
Would like to have contact with descendants ofElecta L. Richardson Bancroft's descendants to try to discover who William Devere Hoffman's biological parents were.It is not known when or where William Devere Hoffman died.We lost track of him after 1927 when he was residing in Portland, Multnomah County, Oregon.