Hi, I am looking for anyone knowing anything about a Ralph Norman who was my grandmother's first husband. All my Mother knew about my Dad's Mother's first husband was that my grandmother Effie (Estes)Moore born Sep 18, 1880 in West Plains, Missouri ( Howell County ) died Jun 08, 1959 in OLNEY, IL. Richland County had a first husband Ralph Norman. No other information about his except she said she was told by my grandmother that he died in Texas she thinks. They were married and he had bad health, lungs I believe so they went to Texas she thinks for his health. He died and there were no children from this Union. When I got my grandmother's marriage certificate in Scott County, Missouri for her marriage to my grandfather sure enough she is listed as Effie Estes Norman. I know there will be no descendents from this couple but am hoping to find out something about him from someone doing a collateral line or something.
I believe they married about 1901 and he died before Jun 18, 1912 as that is when my grandmother and grandfather married. Does anyone know anything about this man Ralph Norman at all I am very curious as I don't know where they meant, or lived or anything about them. I think they might have meant in Missouri as that is where my grandmother lived as far as I know till the late 1920's.
Thanks for any help anyone can give me on this. My family or my Dad's side knew nothing on his lines, or family at all he didn't even know his grandparents names, so I am surprised that my grandmother had even mentioned this to my Mother about having a first husband Ralph Norman who died.