What is the oddest source you've used to prove info on your ancestors? I think mine is one for William A Lavelle, my actor without roots. :)
The story that I was originally told by my FIL was that William was a double for Buffalo Bill Cody...I was like sure...until we found his obituary, which stated that he was a 'double for Buffalo Bill' Well, he was sued by Buffalo Bill by using 'Buffalo' in the title of a show he was in. William Lavelle and his managers/company were sued, then they settled. I found an article on Newspaper Archive in Ohio in 1910. My SO was thrilled, this was even better than getting a death record, because Cody was in fact aware of his great great grandfather's existence, and it showed where/what William was up to in 1910. we do have him on the census in Chicago in 1910, but as an actor, he was all over the place.
The attached newspaper page is from 1910, I just saved it under the wrong year..doh!