My grandfather, Leonard D. Pittman of Martins Ferry, OH, married a woman named Mary Alexander in April 1918 in Wheeling, WV. He went overseas as part of the AEF of WWI in the fall of 1918. In approx. March 1919 while in France he received word that Mary had died in January 1919.
The fact that she died exactly 9 months after their marriage leads me to believe she may have died during childbirth or shortly thereafter. My father always claimed he may have a half-brother/sister out there somewhere, but never knew how to go about looking for the info.
Does anyone have any knowledge of this woman, the marriage, a possible baby / stillbirth / young infant death that would fit this puzzle?
My grandfather's name is sometimes incorrectly noted as Leonard Pitman, Leonard Dee Pitman / Pittman. He had no actual middle name, just the initial 'D', but the US Army assigned him the middle name 'Dee' b/c you couldn't have just an initial (?)! The surname was also misspelled on his original military records.
Any help will be greatly appreciated, Dennis Pittman