Thank you so much for your reply. It is very helpful. Actually the two people in this post are my dad and his mother.I have just found something that says that he was born in Douglas County MO.
I'm trying to find more information on my grandmother's family - Albert Adams b. 3/28/1890 d. 12/6/1965 buried near Fordland, MO and married to Lanora Steirling? Dalton b. 8/26/1893 d. possibly 9/1977?. I have Albert born in Keltner, MO and Lanora or Nora as she was known in Bruner, MO.
I realize these are MO not TX but it seems that my relatives went back and forth between the two states quite a bit.