I had heard the story about Grandpa's sister dying in a gun accident but did not know about the house burning, his mothers cancer or the oldest brother. It does explain why my grandfather never talked much about things. It is so very beneficial to have this information. I feel like I am putting a very complicated puzzle together with the help of several great puzzle masters. I can't thank you all enough for what you have been able to find. Wish I could give you all a hug.