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Dovie Clementine Thomas McDuffie missing in Alaska

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Re: Dovie Clementine Thomas McDuffie missing in Alaska

Posted: 1353783821000
Classification: Query
A special thanks to both of you for your research work. I, or we, as I am in contact with the person who's tree you referred me to, have been searching for the past few months on this. A marriage license may exist in Nebraska?? but I hate to request one from there if I am not sure, more money spent for nothing!! Then again, they may have never married? All we have is a picture of her in Alaska, the name Ralph Mcduffee, she called her husband, the census 1940 with a nickname used, and nothing more for her. She had been sending home money to help Donie Alta Thomas Watts. Her brother, Oza Jackson Thomas, went to Alaska to look for both her and, or Ralph and reported that the people of the village were friendly until he started asking about them. Of course this is mostly family oral history. We don't have any letters, etc...they haven't survived. We don't have any pictures of Ralph, as a grown man. The family always thought that claim jumpers had killed them both, but then Ralph isn't dead until the 1960's. That opened the door for a lot of questions?? I have searched every web-site I can find and continue to do so all the way from Arkansas. A some of info on the documents we have found is problematical, but signatures are so alike, I don't believe we are looking at different Ralphs. His obit stated, no known survivors. It's as if Dovie doesn't exist after 1939 on the Alaska census. Any more ideas?
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