Hello again. My email changed to: firstname.lastname@example.org
I'm still searching for information on James LAVELY b: Aug 1859, think it was in Indiana. James married Jennie KIDD in St. Francois County, Missouri Feb 1877. (Their marriage records show the name as SAVELY, an easy error to make due to the elaborate handwriting of that time.) They moved to Crystal City and then to St. Louis and James died there Nov, 1935.
father was (probably) JACK or JOHN LAVELY and he may have had a brother, ROBERT LAVELY.