Trying to find out information about my biological grandfather [closed]

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All I have are initials for my biological grandfather, which is: E. C. Whitehead. He did not actually have a name, just initials. I have been told he was adopted but by family. I know he passed away in 1986, but do not know his D.O.B. I do know that he loves around either San Antonio, Texas or Austin, Texas. I also remember that he was married to a lady named Civil and had two other children, Danny and Wanda. Tbis is all I have been able to find out, can someone help?
in Genealogy Help by Tammy Ansley G2G1 (1.1k points)
closed by Steve Anonymous

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Tammy,

Have you looked in the Street Directories for San Antonio or Austin for the 1980's? Ancestry has US street directories as do libraries. Another place to look is for his military records. It is likely he served in WWII or Korea, or possibly WWI.

His wife's name may have been Sibyl, rather than Civil, but that's just a guess on my part. I did a quick search on Ancestry and he was in WWII. His Social Security Death Index is there. It appears his wife's name when he died was Selma.

Have you taken a DNA test? If you take one I recommend Ancestry for a first test and if anyone else in his family has tested you may find some 2nd cousins.
by Rosemary Jones G2G6 Pilot (233k points)
edited by Rosemary Jones
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Possibilities: Texas Death record

Name:E C Whitehead
Gender: Male
Event Date: 20 Sep 1986
County: Bexar
Event Place: Bexar, Texas, United States

Find a Grave record (with headstone) Possibly not see below

Birth: Dec. 22, 1920
Death: Sep. 20, 1986
 
Family links: 
Spouse:  Selma Kepler Whitehead (1929 - 1996)*
 

Edit to add:

===1949 Birth===
:Wanda Jo Whitehead, daughter of E C Whitehead and Sybil Elizabeth Moody, was born at Mitchell, Texas on the 26th of October, 1949.<ref>"Texas Birth Index, 1903-1997," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:V8CC-QN3 : 5 December 2014), E C Whitehead in entry for Wanda Jo Whitehead, 26 Oct 1949; from "Texas Birth Index, 1903-1997," database and images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com : 2005); citing Texas Department of State Health Services.</ref>
:{|
|Name:||Wanda Jo Whitehead
|-
|Event Type:||Birth
|-
|Event Date:||26 Oct 1949
|-
|Event Place:||Mitchell, Texas
|-
|Gender:||Female
|-
|Father's Name:||E C Whitehead
|-
|Mother's Name:||Sybil Elizabeth Moody
|}

AND

===1952 Birth===
:Danny Lee Whitehead, son of E C Whitehead and Sybil Elizabeth Moody, was born at Mitchell, Texas on the 23rd of January, 1952.<ref>"Texas Birth Index, 1903-1997," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VDXH-FMR : 1 January 2015), E C Whitehead in entry for Danny Lee Whitehead, 23 Jan 1952; from "Texas Birth Index, 1903-1997," database and images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com : 2005); citing Texas Department of State Health Services.</ref>
:{|
|Name:||Danny Lee Whitehead
|-
|Event Type:||Birth
|-
|Event Date:||23 Jan 1952
|-
|Event Place:||Mitchell, Texas
|-
|Gender:||Male
|-
|Father's Name:||E C Whitehead
|-
|Mother's Name:||Sybil Elizabeth Moody
|}

Looks as if Wanda Jo married a Mike Allen Fletcher and they had a daughter

===1986 Birth===
:Lindsey Beth Fletcher, daughter of Mike Allen Fletcher and Wanda Jo Whitehead, was born at Angelina, Texas on the 24th of February, 1986.<ref>"Texas Birth Index, 1903-1997," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VDQR-LTD : 1 January 2015), Wanda Jo Whitehead in entry for Lindsey Beth Fletcher, 24 Feb 1986; from "Texas Birth Index, 1903-1997," database and images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com : 2005); citing Texas Department of State Health Services.</ref>
:{|
|Name:||Lindsey Beth Fletcher
|-
|Event Type:||Birth
|-
|Event Date:||24 Feb 1986
|-
|Event Place:||Angelina, Texas
|-
|Gender:||Female
|-
|Father's Name:||Mike Allen Fletcher
|-
|Mother's Name:||Wanda Jo Whitehead
|}

 

by David Loring G2G6 Mach 2 (28.8k points)
edited by David Loring

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