Myrtle is my great grandmother. I have never seen a picture of her so I would be grateful to see one.
I do not know why they all moved to New York. That's a good question and I will try to figure that out. I was told years ago they moved in 1926. I think my grandfather, Homer, left his wife, Jesse and children when he moved to New York where he met my grandmother. When she found out he was still married she ordered him back to his wife and either reconcile or divorce. She wouldn't see him until this was resolved. He obtained the divorce in 1929. So that tells me they moved somewhere between 1926 and probably 1928. When my grandparents were reunited they lived a very long and happy life together.
I do not know what happened to my great grandfather, William Kaats, or the land he had in Oklahoma. I have not been able to find anything. It is possible he married a woman named Sadie K. but I haven't been able to confirm.
Do you have any documents or letters?