I have a 1963 letter from theOrder of Railroad Telegraphers indicating an L. Worley was stationed in Green River, Utah from 1904-1907.
I am certain this is my grandfather Leslie Ray Wehrle.Leslie had a penchant for using other peoples names and marrying several times.He used the names Alfred leslie Worley, Charles G. Brown, Orville R. Maythat we know of. He married my grandmother in 1911 in Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa, - though he has always been Leslie Ray Wehrle to us, his descendants,The marriage license said Orville R. May of Sappington, MT.He and grandma went to Montana- his as a telegrapher and they were up there from 1911-1916 and had four childrenall have delayed birth certificates stating Leslie Ray Wehrle as father.Grandma left him taking five small children with her in 1920 leaving from north Florida where he had worked as telegrapher.She was pregnant with their sixth child.We have found that he became Alfred Leslie Worley and married another lady in September 1920 in Camden Georgia - he was also a telegrapher there.They went to Montana,Oregon where they had a daughter, and Hilt California where they had a son.At the time of his death in December 1923 in Hilt (by suicide) the name he was using was Charles G. Brown.
I have been trying to find out where he was before he married my grandmother and this seems to point to Green River.My aunt had researched back in 1963 and had put the information aside because the name didn't match.I am glad we found it.
Hopefully someone in Green River is doing research on the railroad or newspapers and can help me.I am going to Salt Lake in May - my daughter lives there, and I fully intend to visit Green River.Any suggestions where to begin.