I’ve posted a few times before about my great great grandfather, Frank Springer. He disappeared from public records in 1893 and didn’t resurface until 1920. Family letters (which I will post as soon as I have them scanned and in chronological order) place him in Oklahoma, Missouri, and Indiana during these years.
The mystery still remains as to what happened to him after 1920. He does not appear on the 1930 or 1940 Census. My grandpa remembered having met him in about 1931, so I’m operating under the assumption that he died after 1931. A recently found letter reveals that Mildred Wiseheart, his daughter, did not know where he was or whether he was dead or alive in 1944.
Now my questions are: When did he die? Where did he die? What happened to him between 1920 and the time of his death? These are questions to which I may never have an answer, but that won’t deter me from searching.