I had the rare opportunity to resume work on my Genealogical research today. FamilySearch suggested a record match for Alfred Soares that I found intriguing.
This relative was last found on in the 1930 U.S. Census in Oakland CA living with his adopted parents. In the 1940 U.S. Census record, this Alfred Soares is living in Sonoma California. He is listed as a ward.
His mother would be about 80 years old in 1940 and his father would be over 85 years old. It seems plausible that they could have passed away and Alfred was left as a ward of the state.
Further research will be needed in order to determine if the Alfred Soares listed in this record is indeed a match with my relative but it is an interesting possibility.