My name is Loren Keith Henry. My mother was Grace Marie Melvin Henry. Her father was Cary Melvin. His parents were Owen Melvin and mother was Louisia (Several spellings) Melvin. I have been able to trace back to Daniel Melvin on the Melvin side, but I cannot find any information about Louisia. My mom always said her name was Luizer (Luizen) Edge and that she was of Native American descent. I guess maybe that could explain why the information stops with her. but maybe I'm just missing some piece of the puzzle that is throwing off my searches. I was wondering if you or anyone who responded to the post about Owen Melvin might know something more to help me find any more about her. I was able to find several of her sons death certificates on Ancestry.com That is were I found one document that listed her as Rilla Edge. I had never heard that before. And then I saw the post on here about what she was often called confirming the record on Ancestry.
Any information would be fantastic.
PS> I remember grandpa Cary telling me about his brothers dying from influenza and I have been able to find two of the certificates showing that to be the case.