Thank you!I have all the census information for "Lyde J" French but could not find anything about her parents.She was always known as "Lyde" in the family records and photos but you found the answer to the mystery - her name was Eliza Jane!Even on James Otis' death certificate at the SoS site her name is listed as Lyde.
Thanks to your contact I now have names of her parents to begin tracking.Thank you, thank you, thank you!
Since you are an Acton and obviously tracing your family, I hope I am not being too presumptuous in asking that if you come across any thing in regards to Eliza Jane "Lyde's" direct line I hope you will contact me.And, I'm more than willing to share anything that I might have of her descendants such as it is - only about three generations.
Eliza/Lyde and James Otis'son Harry Robinson French (great grandfather) married Mary Adele Walker in DeSoto, MO, 1893. Some time in the 1920s Harry went to work (RR)and never came home.That's another family mystery