LONG LOST RELATIVE?
By J. Hitt June 12, 1999 at 10:44:04
Is anyone researching a family of Maine who has a long-lost relative, male, born approx. 1889, possibly Augusta (but could be anywhere)?
He may have used a false name. He used the name LEON WELLINGTON BOARDWAY, but that may not have been his real name.
He learned watchmaking as a youth.
His mother may have been French, died when he was a child.
He spoke of a sister, possibly.
He joined the U.S. Army underage in St.Louis, MO., made a career of it, was stationed around the U.S., died 1950 in Texas.
He said he was "from" Augusta, ME, although he may have been born in Boston, Mass.Don't know if either place is accurate.
He was approx. 5'9" to 5'10", dark hair, brown eyes, slender build.
He played the fiddle and mandolin.
May have had tattooed initials "L.L." and "R.J." or "R.V." on his arms.
He never revealed the identity of his family once he left home.
If anyone has a "lost person" possibly matching the above description, please contact me.