As to your relative, Friend Conklin, do you have any information on his brother, William Conklin? I believe that William is my grandfather's father. The only information that I have is that William Conklin married Carrie Murdock (?)and had two children, Eve b. Nov 1893 and Orval (possilble Cox due to remarriage after William's death in mid-1890s) b. Dec 1898. Carrie in the 1900 U.S. Census was living with and later married a Harvy Green in Jul 1902. Orval was given up for adoption in 1902. Orval is my maternal grandfather. Eve may have been placed with extended family or adopted out. By 1910 Carrie was remarried to a John Higgins. Carrie's parents could be Melvin W. and Jenette Murdock with siblings: William, Lavina, and Lavinton. If you have any information I would greatly appreciate it.