Our family this past year discovered that our Grandmother /Mother was sent to a home for (we believe to a home for unwed mothers) in Linwood Kansas apx. 1930where she gave birth to a boy. The child was taken at birth and adoptedout. We have found out that at the time our Grandmother whose name wasHazel May Davisson, later married and became Hazel May Higdon. (Daughter of George Washington Davisson, and Nora May Godfrey Davisson) had nochoice at that time and was forced to adopt out her child. The baby was taken right after birth. A boy we were told.
She had always wondered aboutthis child, and now two half brothers, one half sister, and numerousnephews and nieces also wonder. We are starting a search to try andlocate this child. We do not know if he even knows he was adopted or ifhe has searched for his birth mother. We know the Fathers last name wasClark, and that he paid for the adoption. (Known as Banker Clark from the town of Kirk, Colorado)
We know the year was between1929 -1931 but believe it to be 1930. Hazel was born in 1912 and was 18years old at the time. The Adoption took place in Linwood Kansas at ahome for unwed mothers. She had stayed up until the birth at the homeof Thomas Jefferson Godfrey, her Grandfather, in Linwood, Kansas. Any helpwould be apprecieated. Thank you
Stephen Schneider, grandson of Coyle and Hazel Davisson Higdon