Thank you for your reply re: Claude Palmer in Dubois. FYI -Claude is NOT mentioned in his adopted father, Edward Palmer's 1942 obit. Claude is mentioned in his mother Ella Palmer's 1958 Kingston, MO obit.which notes her husband and adopted son Claud preceded her in death. So, Claude died between 1922 (last known letter) and 1942 or 1958!
The Claude E. Tomlinson that you found (1896-1973 MO)...I spent hours on this one, SS Record, etc. and he is NOT the right one!!! Thank YOU for your other suggestions!