Who are Florence (Kirby) Roe's Parents?

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There is a lot of conflicting information surrounding Florence. My grandmother insists that her maiden name was Kirby (or she remembers people with the last name Kirby), but she remembered that there was a lot of uncertainty around her and her brother (assumed, as my grandmother referred to him as uncle earl, not sure how they are related, but it looks like Florence is related), Earl Potter. There are also a lot of conflicting information in census and marriage data showing several possible surnames including Kirby, Potter, Helvie. In the Helvie-Sherwood lines, there is the last name Kirby further back and down (so I am not even fully certain Florence is the children of the Helvies but was rather adopted, same with the Potters from another family.) Despite the uncertainties, I am quite certain that all of these family members are related within 2-3 generations at most. My grandmother Vikki Cantrell also mentioned some issue of incest committed by Earl Potter. She's not fully sure, as it was extremely hush-hush, and there was a divorce (most likely Florence's divorce), and even that was kept quiet. Most of this information she heard from her grandmother, Sarah (Roe) Pidcock. Sarah was a heavy drinker who was extremely unwilling to talk about her family's past to much extent, although she most likely knew quite a lot. Updates will be made as more information is found. To my understanding, she also divorced. - Note posted by Lewis Smith on 16 May 2018

According to census information, it says she's the daughter of the Helvies, but I'm not totally sure because I have no idea where the surname Kirby came from.

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