Even approximate dates on someone would help to narrow the field.Saying gr grandfather could mean a large time span, as your husband could be 25, or 75.(^_^)
SSDI (Soc Sec Dth Idx)
Bush, Truman, 28 Mr 1889; d Apr 1978; last residence and benefit Fennville, Allegan Co, MI; SS card issued in MI.
I took a look at 1900 census for Allegan Co, MI, thinking I might find parents for Truman.Waaaaay too many to look at all of them.But, here is a little information to help with a family group sheet for Truman.
1920 census Allegan Co, MI:
Bush, Duane T., head, 30, Md, b MI, MI, MI
" Ella, wife, 22, Md, b MI, MI, OH
" Thelma, dau, 5, b MI
" Chester ?, son, 1 ?/12, b MI
If you're new to research, b = born, and the locations are given for the person, their father, their mother -- in that order.Duane is a laborer, grain farm and rents where he lives.
Now you have approximate birth date for Ella, you need to find her maiden name.And, this looks like your Ella from SSDI:
Bush, Ella, b 15 May 1897; d Aug 1983; last residence Augusta, Kalamazoo Co, MI; SS card issued in MI.
A copy of their death certificates should show the names of their parents, but accuracy only as good as the knowledge of the informant.On the other hand, they each filled out an application for their SS card, and a copy of that application will give names of parents, residence at the time of the application and other data, too.
Some of this is going to take time, Father's Day is a pretty short deadline.But, you have a start, and maybe you can pursue this some more.
BTW since youhave middle names for these people and possible residence in TX, at some time, you must have had some kind of source.
I don't have access online at home to 1930 census.Go up and click on My GenForum, click on General Genealogy, click on Record Lookups and post a query asking for help on 1930 census.Anyone with Ancestry.com can help you.Give the information -- his name will either be Duane or Truman Bush, age about 40, b MI.That may pick up more children in that family -- at least Stephen, if he was born by 1930.
Happy Hunting (^_^)