We are researching my wife's direct line. Her great grandfather was Claude Leroy Blood, son of Ernest Lewis/Leroy Blood and Carrie Hardell. Unfortunately, this is where we have run into a stopping point. We know Carrie is from Iowa and Ernest was born in Illinois. We are specifically trying to determine Ernest's parents. We are also trying to determine his actual middle name. Madera County records show his middle name as Lewis in the marriage record...and Leroy on a birth record...the only other sources we have he is listed merely as 'L'.
Any help would be appreciated...and it would be great to connect with others related to Ernest and Carrie.