Hello everyone, I am new to this genealogy searching and seem to spend more time spinning my wheels than getting any traction. I have made marginal progress in some areas and have hit a wall in others.
At this point I am trying to get more information on my father's (Howard Fletcher West) side of the family. I have learned that my Grandfather was Charles Howard West (12/1/1891 - 11/21/1970 I think) he was a baker in Augusta Maine. He and my grandmother (Ethel May Fletcher of Canton) were married in 1915 and were divorced not too long after that. He remarried to Sarah or Sadie and remained married until his death.
I have letters indicating that he was buried in Mt. Hope Cemetery in Augusta and that his father (William Benjamin West) is also buried there. I know that Ben was born in the Annapolis Valley of Nova Scotia and the family moved to Amherst Mass. I think his father was William West. I have no idea if there was a middle name. I have a letter that states that Ben moved to Augusta to work in the cotton mill and married an Annie Stone.
My thinking was that if I could get more specifics from his grave stone or Kennebec records I might be able to learn more. Can someone please point me in the right direction so that I can continue my quest? Thank you.