Thanks so much Andrea!When I requested info from Buckner's Orphanage years ago I only got the Admission Blank on my grandmother.As I'd said before I'd lost this document in a fire and so I requested another search, this time including my grt aunt, Evaline.I was thrilled to discover that on Evaline's form it stated that she was released to her grandparents, W.W. & Ellen Wallace of Elgin, Tx, thus documenting your theory.Well done!!
Also, I finally managed to contact one of my 2nd cousins.What a thrill to discover that I have cousins that closely related to me that were previously unknown.Thank you so much.
The Admission Blanks also provided me with a few more details on my grt grandmother. Her name was Ola Leona (or possibly Leona Ola) HOUSTON, born in 1887 in Cameron, Milam County, TX.I've not been able to locate anyone matching this info in census yet, however I now believe that part of the family lore is correct in that she was most likely fostered by Hall.
Thank you so much for the cracks that led to this wall crumbling down.