Barbara, This help immensely!I couldn't find Joseph Binker in the 1880 census and knew that by 1910 he was surely dead because his wife Charlotte C (?) Binker was living with Laura (Binker) Kolher 46 and her husband Mr. Kolher? 66 with Elmer Joseph Binker 19, my grandfather, as a supposed unrelated boarder.
I didn't know that Joseph's middle initial was "A", assuming it was of his son named Joseph A Binker.
Apparently Joseph H Binker is my great-grandfather with his wife (my great-grandmother) dying shortly after Elmer was born.
The only difficulty in all this is that Elmer's middle name is Joseph, so where did the "E" come from?
You must have good sources for all this info.Could you clue me in to what these sources are so that I can use them directly in the future?