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Missing Great-Great-Grandfather

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Missing Great-Great-Grandfather

Posted: 13 Mar 2012 9:14AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Smith
I am having a hard time researching my great-great grandfather, Benjamin F Smith. He was born in Texas on Jan. 31, 1875. He married his wife, Cora Baker sometime in 1898, and in the 1920 Census she lists herself as a widow with 4 kids and she is living in New Mexico. In 1930 she is remarried and living in Texas again.
There is a World War 1 draft card for him in September 1918. Family legend says he may have disappeared on the border. Could he have been sent to the border while he was in the military and then disappeared? According to the Texas Rangers website over 400 people have disappeared on the border.
If anyone has searched for a relative who went missing, where did you look and who did you talk to about the case? Where would I look for more information? Any help anyone can give me would really help! Thanks!

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