Thank you for quick response. I'll try to answer your questions in order.
The SSN was issued in MI because they moved here in 1918.The parents names are listed as I wrote (John Liddie and his wife, the former Susan B. Stoller) in his death papers; however, apparently my uncle (now deceased) had the family researched and he told me it "sounded like Liddie" but was "more like Ludke or something".I was a teen at the time and probably didn't pay a lot of attention (30 years ago).Because we didn't help pay for it, they wouldn't share the information.Grandpa died in French Lick, IN Oct. 15, 1975.You've raised a valid point however, I should get the death certificate as my uncle may have had information on that that wasn't in the obit. or funeral cards.Thanks!
I don't know in what state the children were raised.My grandmother was raised in southern Ill and married at 16 (he was 26) so that is why I was searching Ill.They married in northeastern Ark. and my father was born in southern MO.I was also told the court house burned making it difficult for grandpa to become a citizen (in MI).
The other Liddie's that you found are no relation to us as far as we know.My father had two brothers, now deceased.
The girl, Minnie, went to a family wanting a daughter/servant (?) and grandpa went to a family wanting a son/servant (?).He was never adopted but I don't know about her.Minnie was old enough to know her name and went to Germany in the early 1920's and obtained money, but we don't know what her story was.She lost it all in the stock market crash, so I was told, in 1929.The siblings were never close. I've tried the FL SSN death index for her and her husband but they had such common names, and because I don't know dates, I'm kind of stumped.
Thank you so much for your time and effort.I really appreciate it.