|Elizabeth Clayton? holding Hays,|
O.J. standing on Elizabeth's right
In 1924: Sometime in early 1924 Orvay made his way back to my grandmother. This may have been when my dad had an opportunity to meet him and declined. The results of Bess and Orvay meeting up again? You guess this time! Yep, another child. I'm not at liberty to disclose full information on this but let it be known that 'Aunty' was born in 1924. She was put up for adoption...she never knew until she was in her 70s that she was adopted. My dad apparently knew nothing about her....or did he, and he just didn't tell us? Who knows!!! I do know I had the great pleasure of meeting her, her husband, her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren several years ago. I still keep in touch with her. She would have been a wonderful 'aunty' while I was growing up and an awesome sister for my dad.
Now the questions are: Did Orvay marry again? Was he on the rebound after a third marriage when he and Bess hooked up again in 1924? Or was he still married to Lola, or maybe married again to another? Did he have more children? Did he leave his spouses because he had impregnated them?
Orvay died in 1947 in Los Angeles California. I have been unable to find out which cemetery he is buried in. If I ever do I will be taking a quick trip to visit it, hopefully to find additional information.