I have an ancestor, Bert Eli Gibson. A lady has all of his military papers; she has forwarded copies to me. Her great grandmother was supposedly the daughter of Samuel D. Cox and Annie Holtz. She supposedly was born at home in 1921 although she is in the federal census of 1920 as follows:
Samuel Cox ae 60 b PA f b PA m b PA
Annie Cox ae 61 b PA f b PA m b PA
Charles Cox wd b PA f b PA m b PA
SMITH, Margaret (dau) ae 22 wd b PA f b PA m b PA
SMITH, Dorothy ae 3-4/12 b PA f b PA m A
Dorothy Pearl Smith -- was she adopted by a family surnamed HALL? or did Margaret marry someone susnamed HALL?
In 1930 they are still residing with Samuel D. Cox, as is his son Charles. Margaret is listed as Margaret Hall ae 31 and Dorothy Hall ae 12 b WV f b PA m b PA.
She died as Dorothy Pearl Thomas at Ft. Leavenworth, KS Feb 15 1964.
Somehow she ended up with all of Bert Eli Gibson's military paperwork; he evidently was a career military person and moved a lot.
We are trying to put this puzzle together. Also, the lady I am in touch with doesn't know the full story of her great-grandmother or grandmother so anything you have would be very, very helpful, if not to me, to her.