Hello, my mother was given up at 42 days old, because her father "Calvin McBride" had passed away while serving in the military and I would assume it was the Navy, because she was told it was attacked in Pearl Harbor on way home. But I don't think that is possible, since her birth was in Nov 1945 and wasn't Pearl Harbor attacked in 1944? or before then? Anyway she was told he died serving in the military on a ship in 1945.
Her mother was Dorothy Peterson aka Dorothy L Bennett, 1924-1976. Dorothy was the daughter of James Peterson & Mary Bertha Guthro and attempted to get custody of my mother a few years later but my Mom chose to stay with her adopted mother Miss Julia D Elliott and they relocated to CA from Boston, MA where my Mom was born.
My mom does not have any birth certificate or actual proof of her adoption, her birth, or anything that documents her father was named Calvin McBride or that he was truly her biological father.
My Grandmother and her family lived in Norfolk, MA, Boston areas having migrated from Canada and Denmark. My Mom says her father was Irish, but that is all.
I would guess his birthday to be around 1925 since my grandmother was born in 1924 but right now it's all guesswork :-) Any info would be appreciated. firstname.lastname@example.org