Looking for what happened to my greatgrandmother Ruth Isabelle Abernathy?

+4 votes
I am trying to find what happened to my great grandmother Ruth Isabelle Abernathy. All I know is she was born around 1915-1915 in Indiana. She was married to my great grandfather Lawrence McClain and had a son Edward McClain with him. After that she completely dissappears. If some one can please help me find anything on her besides her marriage records to my grandfather that will be helpful. I am trying to find out why she disappeared and what happened to her after her divorce to my great grandfather and why she would leave her son behind.
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Not an answer to your question, 1940 US Census in Louisana.


Ruth Mcclain

United States Census, 1940

Name Ruth Mcclain
Event Type Census
Event Date 1940
Event Place Ward 3, New Orleans, New Orleans City, Orleans, Louisiana, United States
Gender Female
Age 26
Marital Status Married
Race (Original) White
Race White
Relationship to Head of Household (Original) Wife
Relationship to Head of Household Wife
Birthplace Indiana
Birth Year (Estimated) 1914
Last Place of Residence Rochester, Fulton, Indiana






Lawrence Mcclain Head M 25 Indiana
Ruth Mcclain Wife F 26 Indiana
Edward Lee Mcclain Son M 6 Indiana
Kenneth Abernathy Brother-in-law M 23 Indiana
Mildred Abernathy Sister-in-law F 23 Indiana


Lawrence L Mc Clain
United States World War II Army Enlistment Records
Name    Lawrence L Mc Clain
Name (Original)    MC CLAIN LAWRENCE L
Event Type    Military Service
Event Date    02 Nov 1942
Term of Enlistment    Enlistment for the duration of the War or other emergency, plus six months, subject to the discretion of the President or otherwise according to law
Event Place    Los Angeles, California, United States
Race    White
Citizenship Status    citizen
Birth Year    1915
Birthplace    INDIANA
Education Level    4 years of high school
Civilian Occupation    Skilled welders and flame cutters
Marital Status    Married
Military Rank    Private
Army Branch    Air Corps
Source Reference    Civil Life
Serial Number    19175686
Affiliate ARC Identifier    1263923
Box Film Number    03173.39

2 Answers

+3 votes
Indiana Marriages 1811-2007,

Lawrence Leroy McClain married Ruth Isabelle Abernathy Dec 10 1932,

Fulton Indiana.His father Ed McClain, Mother Mable Langley.Ruth born

Nov 2 1932, Marion Indiana, her Father Harley Abernathy, Mother Esther

Shields.This is all on the marriage record.Still looking on what happened

to her..Her birthday wrong on license.
by Wayne Morgan G2G6 Pilot (917k points)
thank you for any information on Ruth Abernathy and Lawerence McClain
+3 votes
In 1942 Army Enlistment record he is still listed married.When did they get

divorced and what State.
by Wayne Morgan G2G6 Pilot (917k points)
I not for sure when they got divorced Lawerence has been married 2 other times

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