Recent history - James A. (b1921) and Irvin(e) Mundell
I am very new to genealogy and this site. I am looking for info on my father's family.My dad was James Abner Mundell, born Oct. 16, 1921 in Amarillo, Texas. He passed away in 1997. His father was Irvin (maybe Irvine or Irving) Mundell - I believe he died in the Dallas area in a hotel fire in the late 50's or early 60's. His mother was Kate Belle Thomas (I don't think she took the name Mundell when they married, but I could be wrong), who died in Wichita Falls, Texas in 1925.
I remember my dad telling my sister and I that we were distantly related to the Garrett family, and about the boat being lost at sea, so I know I'm in the right place.
What I would like to know is if anyone knows who Irvin's father and mother were. It's kind of a missing link. Since my dad was an only child and didn't stay in touch with family very well, I don't know who else to ask.