Conley Clan hit a wall

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I am working on my fiance's family tree. His father is Cornia Lee Conley, Cornia's parents are Purdee Ellis Conley and Christina (?) Conley. Cornia was born in 1938 in Parson, KS. A 1940 census had Cornia as "Connie" and the last name spelled "Connelly." I would love some help with this road block!

Thank you!
in The Tree House by Cornel Conley G2G Crew (370 points)
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There is a death recorded of an infant also named Cornia Lee Conley who died January 15, 1959 in Chicago, Illinois. The record lists the father (Cornia, Sr.) and mother of the infant  (presumably this is Cornia and his wife. https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV9N-61PJ

I also found Cornia's Findagrave memorial page, but you probably have already seen it. https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/72464994

I don't know exactly where the brick wall part comes in, though, so can you add a few more details about what you DON'T know?.

Reba
by R. Greenup G2G6 Mach 7 (72.9k points)
I just located the 1940 census you referred to.  https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-89MR-3TB?i=3&cc=2000219

I don't know if  you noticed the clues to his father and mother's birthdates and locations in that census information.  If the information is correct, his father was born about 1916 in Arkansas, and his mother was born about 1921 in Kansas.  There is a spot on the census that asks for the person's place of residence on April 1, 1935. For his mother, that location is Parsons, Kansas.  For Purdee, it was Arkansas.
I believe this was his first wife. Cornia Sr. was in the Air force during the Vietnam era. I guess I will have to continue when my fiance gets home. He knows more.
I will have to ask my fiance. He knows more. I was hoping to find Purdee's parents and his wife's parents.

I am also looking on the Drummond side as well. I am sure I will be able to fill in more later this evening.

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