I'm helping a daughter of Elmer Glen Brayton, son of Albert Edward Brayton and Anna Merta Steinhoff.Elmer was b. 2 Nov 1906 in Cloverdale, Sonoma, CA.He md. his first wife appx. 1925-1929; second wife Jeanette McCartney 6 Apr 1939 in Mt. Loma, OR.My goal is to find the name of the first wife.
Elmer is shown on three U.S. censuses: 1930 San Diego, CA doing road construction for the county and listed as single (I figure he was widowed or divorced); 1920 Holbrook, OR age 13 living with his mom, stepdad Bert Wright, and brother Lawrence; 1910 age 3 with his parents/siblings in Bandon, OR.
Are you sure Albert was killed in 1917?I found an Albert Brayton in 1920 lvg in North Bend, OR with wife Nellie.He has the right age and place of birth. Could he have divorced Anna?
Would appreciate a reply asap.Will help you in any way I can as well.