Okay, I went back to the family trees on Ancestry.com, frustrated that I couldn't find some of these needed records on my own. No help there. I am not finding the birth certificate for George Sylvester, not finding him in the 1900 census. His parents' names do not appear on his World War I draft registration in Bluford, (Webber) Jefferson, Illinois - residence given as Marlow, Illinois. His mother (Victorene) died 1894 and I think his father remarried Mary.
Thus the absolute proof of Alfred being George's father still not here but the circumstantial evidence is strong. P
John F. Callais born 14 January 1890 also registered for the draft with residence Marlow, Illinois, also born East St. Louis, Illinois. Pretty sure this John F Callais is a brother to George.
Death, from U.S. Headstone Application for Military Veterans database, Ancestry.com: Name: John F Callais Death Date: 28 Oct 1930 Cemetery: East Hickory Hill Cemetery Location: Bluford, Illinois
I think this is the same John F Callais in 1930: 1930 Webber, Jefferson, Illinois John F Callis 40 Hattie Callis 28 Merl F Callis 8 Kenneth Callis 7 Elsie M Callis 5 Louise Callis 2 [2 8/12] Paul H Callis 0 [7/12]
Same town as George was living in the 1910 census previously posted. Also Alfred is there in 1910
1910 Webber, Jefferson, Illinois Alfred Callais 54 b abt 1856 in Illinois, widowed, parents b France John Callais 20 b Illinois, father b Indiana, mother b Illinois Joseph Callais 19 Madaline Callais 17
The 1920 census is why I think Alfred remarried:
1920 Webber, Jefferson, Illinois Alford Callais 64 Mary Callais 62 John Callais 29
You'll notice Joseph in that 1910 census record. Here is a World War I draft registration that I think is the same guy - this would be brother to George Sylvester Callais:
Name: Joseph Alfred Callais County: Jefferson State: Illinois Birthplace: Illinois,United States of America Birth Date: 27 Mar 1892 Race: Caucasian (White)
So this Joseph Alfred would be brother to George.
In one record the place name is given as Bluford, Webber, Jefferson, Illinois - you or I would need to check out theh place names, maybe Webber is a township (rural area) not a town.
I did take a closer look at some of the lovely family photographs posted: Cyrus F. Parker does not look Native American Dora Edith Gibbs does not look Native American Edith Marie Parker (married name Callais) doesn't look Native American
One of the family trees lists Edith as marrying Willis Richard Defoe, b 10 Aug 1903 in Iowaand d 11 Jan 1974 in St Paul, Ramsey, Minnesota, USA.
Minnesota Cemetery Inscription Database, Ancestry.com Township: Waterford County: Dakota Name: Dora E. Parker Birth Date: 1869 Death Date: 9 Jan 1928 Cemetery: Red Rose Comments: SP. CYRUS F. NEE: GIBBS. FDN. 10/JAN/1928 Section: 87 C NEE: Gibbs (born Gibbs) proves her maiden name
US City Directories Database, Ancestry.com Name: George S Callais Gender: Male Residence Year: 1947 Street Address: rear 600 S Concord Residence Place: St Paul, Minnesota Occupation: Butcher Spouse: Edith Callais publication Title: St Paul, Minnesota, City Directory, 1947
No other people named Callais on this page in this alphabetized directory.
Ione first married Clifford Lewis Cross (I think I posted that record earlier). Here's her second marriage record:
South Dakota Marriage Index Name: Ione J Cross - residence South St Paul Minnesota Age: 21 Gender: Female Spouse: Lloyd L Rude - residence St Paul Minnesota Marriage Date: 28 May 1945 Marriage County: Roberts County of Residence: Ramsey Post Office: South St Paul Minn Lloyd is age 30, a bachelor Ione is age 21, divorced Married by a justice of the peace in Sisseton, South Dakota
Death Record Name: Ione Joyce Rude Birth Date: 16 Jan 1924 Birth City: Waterford Birth State or Country: Minnesota Death Date: 8 Dec 2002 Death County: Ramsey Death City: Saint Paul Mother's Maiden Name: Parker State File Number: 2002-MN-041798
I'm beginning to wonder where that idea about being "half Sioux" comes from. Is that a family story? If that is a "hint" you got from a genealogy website, ignore it. Those kinds of incorrect hints come up all the time - each person has to do their own research to determine which "hints" are correct and which are not.