I had to send out this post! I have just come across 2 dead relatives that miraculously show up in the 1910 Yokum Creek, Harlan, Kentucky census! I am looking at their death records...they are suppose to be dead! What does this mean??
Death record of the woman gives her cause of death as "no report found. informant __ due to old age ____". The man's record says "Dr. N.S. Howard attended this patient. Have not been able to get in touch with him. _____ from his son said Grappe was the cause of his death."
In both cases, the son "J.C. Houston" was the informant. Then, in 1928, the son was killed with a gun shot wound to the left side.
My mind is racing! Is this son a con man? Did he fake the death of his parents for some reason? Insurance fraud? What?
I am on the trail and will keep you posted!
PS...today starts The Family History Writing Challenge and I have something prepared for that, but this has me consumed at the moment!