I went ahead an e-mailed the county clerk in Saline co, KS where he was from. Wasn't exactly sure which official did what, but he can redirect me if needed. I'm just waiting on a reply now. Its disppointing, as his obituary claims military service in WWII and I have his military picture, but no record of his service as far as NARA is concerned. They keep saying to seend his SS# to make it easier, but I can't find one for him anywhere. He died in 1958 from cancer, and he may not have had one.Anyhow, I'm hoping they have some sort of record in the county.