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Marshall, Ruby, Minden, Webster, Louisiana b 1908/09
Looking for any information on Ruby Marshall or her family, born 1908/1909, Webster Parish, Minden, Louisiana. By 1934 she is in San Antonio, Texas at the Methodist Mission home as an unwed Mother. Gave birth to my father John Lewis Kenneth Marshall on sept 1, 1934. By 1940 she and my father traveled to Lubbock texas. 1941 She placed him up for private adoption. She listed my father as white male. MTDNA(L0A1a), YDNA(I1a) and ethnicity(Sub-Saharan,European) prove that My father is African/Northern European. Ruby was most likely light in complexion and did say she had Native American Ancestry. She may have done this too make it easier for my Father too be adopted. She states she was a Nurse and had been a nurse since 1929. She could have been a domestic with nurse duties. I have searched the Webster parish and surrounding Parish records and there are many Marshall's with a designation on Race as MU. There are quite a few Marshall Children born within this date that have no first name or initial. I am not sure what else to do to find her family? My fathers original birth certificate list her age at his birth but not her date of birth.