Still trying to piece together my Mead family. Searching for information on what became of the children of Otha Back and Estella (Stell/Stella/Dell) Mead Back. The children were:
Alfred 'Cuter" Back (1889 - 1957 AZ)
William H. 'Pretty Bill' Back (b.1892 AZ)
Lizzie S. Back (b. 1894 AZ)
Alice R. Back (b. 1896 AZ)
Marcus Back (b. 1899 AZ)
Lora Mae Back Montgomery Whitehurst(b. 1901 AZ d. 1989 CA)
I am mainly interested in informaiton on William, Lizzie, Alice, and Marcus. From information obtained from another poster to to the Back site, it may be that the children were adopted out after Otha died.
Neither Otha nor Estella appear on the 1910 census - the conclusion being they both died before that date. It is estimated Otha died circa 1901-1902 (freezing to death one night while drunk). It is said that Estella did not have the means to care for the children, so she adopted several of them out (the four youngest). Estella remarried to a man by the name of Nels Hollingshead. It is thought Estella was killed in a buggy accident.
Any information appreciated
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