Pat, my grandfather, my mother's father was Harry O. Albertson and is listed as son of Henry Mahlon and Martha Edith Albertson. I would appreciate any info you or others might have on Francis Wise Albertson. Our family history says she was Native American and was adopted/stolen by the man always named as her father. My aunt, now 97, remembers meeting her and seeing pictures of her in Indian dress. My aunts older cousins had told my aunt that Francis was Cherokee. I find it interesting that some census report her parents as the Wises/Wyse, but Francis death certificate states her parents were unkown. This might support her "adoptive" status. I would love to hear from you--and thank you!