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  1. #1
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  2. #2
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    Previous address:
    US Public Records, Vol. 2
    Name: Rita I Williams
    Birth Date: 3 Apr 1909 <--------birthdate off from 1913
    Address: 15841 Walnut St, Hesperia, CA, 92345-3421\

    or different birthdate

    Name: Rita I Williams
    Birth Date: 4 Sep 1919
    Address: 15841 Walnut St, Hesperia, CA, 92345-3421

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    Possible husband:

    US Public Records, Vol. 2
    Name: Frank D Williams
    Birth Date: 7 Apr 1910
    Address: 15841 Walnut St, Hesperia, CA, 92345-3421

    or different birthdate

    Name: Frank D Williams
    Birth Date: 4 Oct 1919
    Address: 15841 Walnut St, Hesperia, CA, 92345-3421

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    Previously lived in San Pedro (LA)

    Name: Frank D Williams
    Gender: M (Male)
    Residence Year: 1956
    Street Address: 2709 S Walker av
    Residence Place: San Pedro; Wilmington, California
    Occupation: Fishermn
    Spouse: Rita I Williams
    Publication Title: Polk's San Pedro (Los Angeles County, Calif) City Directory

    Name: Frank D Williams
    Gender: M (Male)
    Residence Year: 1959
    Residence Place: San Pedro, California
    Occupation: Cannery Wkr
    Spouse: Rita Williams
    Publication Title: Polk's San Pedro (Los Angeles County, Calif.) City Directory

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    OK

    There are several dates of birth for this Unclaimed:

    If her date of birth was April 3, 1909, then I have a candidate who was born in Arizona:


    Rita Ione Grunniger (Gruninger)
    born April 3, 1909 in Mohave Co. AZ (Kingman)
    to Ora Trevor Grunniger
    and Jennie Cecelia Riley

    http://genealogy.az.gov/azbirth/405/405-1741.pdf

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    Family in census:

    1920 Census

    name: Rita I Gruninger
    residence: , Mohave, Arizona
    estimated birth year: 1910
    age: 10
    birthplace: Arizona
    relationship to head of household: Daughter
    gender: Female
    race: White
    marital status: Single
    father's birthplace:
    mother's birthplace:
    film number: 1820047
    digital folder number: 4294343
    image number: 00466
    sheet number: 9
    Household Gender Age Birthplace
    self Ora G Gruninger M 34y Kansas
    wife Jennie C Gruninger F 35y Illinois
    dau Rita I Gruninger F 10y Arizona
    fath William G Gruninger M 67y Ohio

    1930 Census

    Name: Ora Grimminger
    [Ora Gremminger]
    Gender: Male
    Birth Year: abt 1886
    Birthplace: Kansas
    Race: White
    Home in 1930: Kingman, Mohave, Arizona
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    Marital Status: Married
    Relation to Head of House: Head
    Spouse's Name: Jennie C Grimminger
    Father's Name: William G Grimminger
    Father's Birthplace: Ohio
    Mother's Birthplace: Ohio

    Neighbors: View others on page
    Household Members:
    Name Age
    Ora Grimminger 44
    Jennie C Grimminger 45
    Rita I Grimminger 21
    William G Grimminger 77 father of Ora

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    First marriage of Unclaimed:

    California Marriages

    name: Ralph V Ward
    event: Marriage
    event date: 08 Nov 1930
    event place: Los Angeles, California, United States
    gender: Male
    age: 22
    estimated birth year: 1908
    father: Ben W Ward
    mother: S Logsdon
    spouse: Rita I Gruninger
    spouse's age: 18
    spouse's gender: Female
    spouse's estimated birth year: 1912
    spouse's father: Ora G Gruninger
    spouse's mother: Jennie Riley
    page: 212
    film number: 2074880
    digital folder number: 005698505
    image number: 01812

  8. #8
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    Parents of Unclaimed:

    Ora Grover Gruninger


    Birth: 1885
    Death: 1971


    Burial:
    Mountain View Cemetery
    Kingman
    Mohave County
    Arizona, USA

    Edit Virtual Cemetery info [?]

    Created by: Susan Zmrzel
    Record added: Dec 31, 2007
    Find A Grave Memorial# 23665188

    Jennie Cecilia Gruninger


    Birth: 1888
    Death: 1964


    Burial:
    Mountain View Cemetery
    Kingman
    Mohave County
    Arizona, USA

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    Grandpa of Unclaimed:

    William C Gruninger


    Birth: 1852
    Death: 1942


    Burial:
    Mountain View Cemetery
    Kingman
    Mohave County
    Arizona, USA

    http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg...GRid=23717425&

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    Unclaimed in 1940 Census

    Name: Ralph U Ward
    Age: 31
    Estimated Birth Year: abt 1909
    Gender: Male
    Race: White
    Birthplace: New Mexico
    Marital Status: Married
    Relation to Head of House: Head
    Home in 1940: Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California
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    Street: West 98
    House Number: 236
    Farm: No
    Inferred Residence in 1935: Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California
    Residence in 1935: Same Place
    Resident on farm in 1935: No
    Sheet Number: 7B
    Number of Household in Order of Visitation: 192
    Occupation: Electrician Helper
    House Owned or Rented: Rented
    Value of Home or Monthly Rental if Rented: 24
    Attended School or College: No
    Highest Grade Completed: High School, 4th year
    Hours Worked Week Prior to Census: 40
    Class of Worker: Wage or salary worker in Government work
    Weeks Worked in 1939: 50
    Income: 1000
    Income Other Sources: No
    Neighbors: View others on page
    Household Members:
    Name Age
    Ralph U Ward 31
    Rita J Ward 28
    Walter Ward 7


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    First husband died young

    California Death Index

    Name: Ralph Vernon Ward
    Gender: Male
    Birth Date: 1 Sep 1908
    Birth Place: New Mexico
    Death Date: 23 Mar 1949
    Death Place: Riverside
    Father's Surname: Ward

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    Son of Unclaimed

    California Birth Index
    Name: Walter Ora Ward
    Birth Date: 19 Aug 1932
    Gender: Male
    Mother's Maiden Name: Guninger
    Birth County: Los Angeles

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    California Death Index

    Name: Walter Ora Ward
    Gender: Male
    Birth Date: 19 Aug 1932
    Birth Place: California
    Death Date: 6 Sep 1947
    Death Place: Los Angeles
    Mother's Maiden Name: Gruinger
    Father's Surname: Ward


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    Father of Unclaimed may be only child

    1900 Census

    name: Ora Gruniger
    titles & terms:
    event: Census
    event date: 1900
    event place: ED 49 Tucson city (all north of Ochoa from 6th Ave. to city limit) Ward 3, Pima, Arizona Territory, United States
    birth date: Sep 1885
    birthplace: Kansas
    relationship to head of household: Son
    father's birthplace: New York
    mother's birthplace: Ohio
    race or color (standardized): White
    gender: Male
    marital status: Single
    years married:
    estimated marriage year:
    mother how many children:
    number living children:
    immigration year:
    page: 2
    sheet letter: A
    family number: 33
    reference number: 30
    film number: 1240047
    digital folder number: 004113685
    image number: 00203
    Household Gender Age Birthplace
    head W S Gruniger M 49 Ohio
    wife Amy Gruniger F 39 Ohio
    son Ora Gruniger M 15 Kansas

    1880 Census

    name : William Gruninger
    event: Census
    event date: 1880
    event place: Medina, Medina, Ohio, United States
    gender: Male
    age: 27
    marital status : Married
    occupation : Carpenter & Joiner
    race or color (original) :
    ethnicity (standardized) : American
    relationship to head : Self
    birthplace : Ohio, United States
    birthdate : 1853
    spouse's name : Ama Gruninger
    spouse's birthplace : Ohio, United States
    father's name :
    father's birthplace :
    mother's name :
    mother's birthplace :
    page : 357
    page character : A
    entry number : 2299
    nara film number : T9-1047
    gs film number : 1255047
    digital folder number: 004243654
    image number: 00282
    Household Gender Age Birthplace
    self William Gruninger M 27 Ohio, United States
    wife Ama Gruninger F 18 Ohio, United States

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    Great-Aunt(?) of the Unclaimed:

    Attends Funeral of
    Sister at Orange
    O. G. Gruninger left Tuescday night
    for Orange, California to attend the
    funeral of his sister, Mrs. Carrie.
    Brenner who' died last Sunday. Tho
    services were held on Thursday af
    ternoon. Mr. Gruninjter will return
    to Kingman in a few days

    Mohave County Miner
    Kingman, Arizona, Saturday, January 24, 1920.

    [Even though this says sister, she was born in 1840, so must be his aunt]

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    Sent info. to Raine about distant family members

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    Quote Originally Posted by sallen View Post
    Sent info. to Raine about distant family members
    got it sent u a message back.. You are worderful.. Thank You

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    This is going to be a match.. I am waiting on final confirmation