Help! This mystery is driving us crazy.
Virginia Caroline "Jennie" REA married George SCISM in Stoddard County.
He died in 1876 and she married Thomas GEORGE in 1882. Thomas died in 1900; on 7 April 1901 she married David WEST.
In 1910 David and Jennie were living with her son Anthony GEORGE, still in Stoddard County. According to the census David was born in Illinois in approximately 1858. After 1910 he disappears. In 1920 Jennie is a widow, living with her son in Idaho. She's listed with surname GEORGE.
We cannot find any sign of David at all before 1901 or after 1910. We're beginning to think he married Jennie using an alias then disappeared afterward, or that she did him in on the way to Idaho and buried him along the way.
There was Alexander and Pheba McGUIRE WEST whose daughter Anna WEST was born 1868 in Illinois and died in Poplar Bluff, which is near Stoddard County. Anna married a McPHEETERS, another line that married into the SCISM family. We haven't found Alexander and Pheba on any census either.
Any help appreciated!