I am trying to find the name of John Edward "Jack" Travers [my great-grandfathers] father. His daughter, my grandmother was Elsie May Travers 1899-1981.
John was born in Maryland Sept 1870. This was in the 1900 census. All 4 of the children's birth certificate's say that John was born in Maryland.
He lived in Wilmington around the turn of the century and worked for W & N Railroad.
He was married to Amanda Darling, daughter of Asa Darling and Anna (Nancy) Wheatley, around 1897 in Wilmington, New Castle County, Delaware.
He disappeared after 1908 when all 4 of the Traver's children were put into an orphanage in Wilmington. They were: John Edward b. 2/1898d. 1938 Elsie May b.1/11/1900d. 1981 Willard Johnb. 8/14/1902d. 1983 Elmer C.b. 11/23/1903d. 1992
The orphanage released John but not to a family.
Willard was the foster son of Thomas J & Mattie Cain in Wilmington, De.
Elmer C. was adopted by a family fromMaryland: Dodd Nothing more is known.
Elsie was released to her mother who married again to George Albert Baylor.