AM seeking information about Edward A. Delano - possibly b. NY (or MA), circa 1845-1852.... was in central Illinois for a few years in the 1870's - long enough to get married, have 2 sons, then disappear.
July 31, 1872 - Edward A. Delano married Miss Martha A. Turner in Christian Co IL.(too early for IL records to contain parental/genealogical information; marriage performed by a J.P., so no church records, either).
May 8, 1873 - first child born - son Charles late 1874 - 2nd child born - another son, George.
Next "sighting" - 1880 Federal Census, Alms House in Tazewell Co IL -- both boys, now 7 & 5, plus their mother Martha De Lano, age 25, still married, but no husband around...All 3 listed as "paupers"
Miscellaneous Census Schedule from 1880 indicates Martha DeLano suffering from "canser of stomack", and that she & the boys had been at the Alms House since June 1877, at the "expense of county".
No later findings of anyone other than the son Charles E Delano, b. May 1873 IL, d. 1924 in IL.His death certificate, completed by his daughter, indicated his father's name was Francis A. DeLano, b. NY - but the marriage license proves differently.
NO Delano/DeLano/Delana/De Lano death records in Tazewell Co IL, 1877-1900.
I have a "gut feeling" that Martha (nee Turner) Delano either WAS still married, but husband Edward A Delano resided outside of IL - OR they were divorced, resulting in the woman & 2 sons being "paupers".