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Posted by: Candi Cantrell-DeGrande (ID *****4186) Date: November 04, 2003 at 12:03:17
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Dearest Group,

I know we have the greatest group around so I am PLEADING for your help.

I am searching desperately For RUTH PALMER. She was born either 10-19-1924 ( or ) 9-3-1925. Her mothers name was NOLA ( maiden name SMITH). We think Nola was born in Tn. Her mother at one time was married to WALTER PALMER. We think he was born in MO. and then to GEORGE KANN.We know that at one time George was married to a lady named MYRTLE. I know at one time the lived in Portland, Oregon on Belmont St. I know Ruths mom used to call her Patricia when she was mad at her, so I don't know if this was part of Ruths name or what. I have no SS# for Ruth or any of the family so I can't even get a private Investigator to touch it. And besides even if I had that I can't afford one. I know that Ruth has other siblings. I know she spent time at the Donald E. Long home which at that time was a place for children removed from their homes.We have heard that the children including Ruth may have lived in foster homes. I have a copy of her marriage certificate to NICK DEGRANDE and their divorce papers. I have checked census records galore, SS records, I have wrote letters to SS for her. Checked salvation Army , Red Cross. I am sooooooooo frustrated. I have spent 23 years looking for this lady. I know she had twin siblings and a sister thst got married in the 1950's. I know she had a cousin or uncle named Charles Dobson who lived in Oregon ( or ) Washington. Her sons names are Danny Ray DeGrande ( my husband ) and Jimmy Nick DeGrande. I know Ruth remarried after her divorce from Nick, but for the life of me I don't know to who. The last time Danny saw his mother was when he was 16 months old in 1950. We even have a picture of RUTH. We heard she had a sister born about 1931, where we don't know but my guess would be Oregon. Twin Brothers born about 1940. another brother born about 1937 or 1938. We know Ruth Worked for the LIDO Restraunt in 1947 in Portland , Oregon on 9th and Belmont. Nick is now deceased.

The best description I have of Ruth is ; 5' 4" , about 115 lbs , Strawberry or Dishwater blonde hair, Blue eyes. I know both of her children were born at St Joseph's Hospital in Vancouver, Washington.

My husband tells me the best Christmas gift I can give him is to find his mother and maybe even some step-siblings he doesn't even know he has.

From the bottom of our hearts we thank you for taking the time to help us.
Very Sincerely,
Danny & Candi DeGrande

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