I'm looking for Joseph Hale or at least his parents. He is listed as Joseph W. and was born in 1872 in Missouri. He moved to Rock Island Illinois and married Mabel Ranbarger in 1900. My grandmother Gertrude was born in 1905. In a small local paper it said he went home to visit his boyhood home in Springfield, Mo. In 1907 it's said he left with a circus and my gr grandmother and grandmother never saw him again. I do have a picture of him with several brothers taken in Rock Island.
I'd sure appreciate any help anyone can give me this has ben a family mystery for years.