I'm looking for information about my great grandfather on my mothers side. My great grandmother (Virginia Mary (Arp) Swanson) went to her grave carrying this secret. All she said was he was an airman and was killed(WW1 maybe). Virginia married Charles Swanson, who adopted Virginia's daughter, Mable Swanson. Virginia and Charles had 7 other children.
No one alive in the family has any idea who Mable's real father was. There are rumors that it was incest or rape but no evidence for either (that I know of) has ever surfaced. Its a big family mystery. Hopefully someone could help me finally solve it.