Was your husband's mother named Marie? She is married to a David who was in Oakland CA in 1935 and Goshen IN in the 1940 census.
This David (Newell) Alexander b 1906 in Kansas who migrated to Oakland CA. His dad was also a David b 1883 KS, who also migrated to Oakland. And HIS dad was a Carter P. Alexander b Newfoundland 1851.
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