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    AL - Ann Bragg, 76, Columbiana, 2 December 1951

    So after years of searching I located information on my grandmother on ancestry. In finding her I found out about her family and discovered I have an aunt who went missing and it remains unsolved to this day. What I'm curious about is that the case was reopened twice once as long as 38 years after her initial disappearance. While there was a small article on the reopening of the case due to "recent developments" there was no follow up on the case in the papers. Any info you guys can help me dig up would be much appreciated. Here's the link to the reopening of her case. https://news.google.com/newspapers?n...,4002580&hl=en

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    This is my great-grandmother. My mother was there the day she went missing. There are many stories and theories as to what happen. How are you connected to her. Ann's daughter Grace is my grandmother.

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    Ann's son Ervin was my grandpa on dad's side so she was my great grandmother too. My dad was Benny, he passed without ever knowing what happened to his "Ma".
    Last edited by sparkbuster; 11-26-2016 at 06:58 PM. Reason: Misspelled

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    I have a tiny amount of expertise in genealogy. I can use what I know to help you, but I need more information. Either PM or post any info you have regarding Ann. What was her birth year? Was she born in Alabama? Also any information regarding grace or ervin or benny would also be helpful. I can't promise anything, but I will find out what I can.

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    I know Benny. I talk with his daughter on FB everyday.

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    That is so very sweet of you! I have a lot of information on her my mom was there the day she went missing. The leads have just not been positive enough to find out what really happen.

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    Interesting book article at https://books.google.co.uk/books?id=...201951&f=false which describes the disappearance in some detail. The first name in the article (Levi) is variously reported as Leva and Levie on Ancestry. There are also articles available from 1951 on newspapers.com such as at https://www.newspapers.com/newspage/94827099/ but full access requires a subscription. However, some content can be seen by going to the page.

    The oddest aspect of this case is the failure to find Ann given the reported scale of the search ('the largest in Alabama to that date'). The 1951 reports state that she had a 'feeble memory' and there were concerns she had wandered into the scrub - but if that were the case, even given the poor weather, the scale of the search should have found her. And if the search failed to find her at the time some remains would have turned up subsequently. This looks like more than a simple case of wandering off but with no indication as to what may have happened.

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    Could you please tell us a bit more about what happened, as far is known?

    Thanks!

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    Ann Bragg is my Great Great Aunt. Her husband John was my great grandfathers Luke's brother. Sorry it took me so long to respond.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BillieL View Post
    Could you please tell us a bit more about what happened, as far is known?

    Thanks!
    As far as the story I heard she literally left walking from her daughters house to walk directly next door to her own home and was never seen again. Apparently she was possibly in the beginning stage of dementia and there was a lot of woods near by that was said to be infested with snakes.




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