Update for C B Arthur Family
...Having contacted the Department of Open Records in Ebensburg over the last couple of weeks in Pennsylvania, received documentation pointing in a substantial direction.
On July 19th 1904 in an official document states...that C B Arthur, of Niles Ohio, adopted son and only heir to the late John T Arthur of Johnstown Pennsylvania...recieved compensation from the Administratrix Annie Arthur. This is only a small part of the statement.
It is a rather sterile document lacking any personal or emotional points but...its something I never had before...a real connection.
I'm not sure where this this will lead, obviously in a direction I had not anticipated...it appears my grandfather was adopted which brings into play a whole different set of circumstances.
I am awaiting response to my request to have the seal opened on the files concerning the Adoption in regard to my families history.
I am waiting in nervious antisipation...