What was he doing in South America? In Montevideo, Uruguay?

AND WHERE IS YOUR WIFE?

My great grandmother’s younger brother, Leslie Warren Darling, was engaged to a girl named Ruth June Amos. But his death during the First World War changed their plans.

Ruth married another World War I veteran, William Donald Jordan, on August 12, 1919 in Red Oak, Montgomery County, Iowa.

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There is a nine year gap in records. I can’f find any records for either of them until January 17, 1928, when William arrived in New York City after taking a ship, the SS American Legion, from Montevideo, Uruguay.

He had already apparently been living in New York City for some time, a residence at 41 Broad Street in the heart of Wall Street.

What he was doing in South America isn’t known, nor what happened to Ruth. He remarried in May of 1928.

Did he divorce Ruth or had she died? Did she die during a misadventure in South America? Or is there something more sinister at work here? Murder?

People don’t just disappear. I intend on getting to the bottom of this.

ajh

3 thoughts on “What was he doing in South America? In Montevideo, Uruguay?”

  1. My Great Aunt, Ruth June Amos Died in Shenandoah, IA some time in the 1970s. She wished her body to be donated to since. We have no idea where she was buried. She was married to William Jordan and several other men during her life. I have no record of their names, but I think there were 5 husbands in all. She was a very colorful relative, having had a eventful life.

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