Well, I think I may be making some progress on the history of the painting! The signature on the front is J Worden 1916. On the back, it says J E Worden and the address in Ft Lauderdale, FL. I was assuming (I know, never assume) that the artist was J E Worden. Then I got to thinking maybe the J E is a descendant of J Worden. Sure enough, I found an artist by the name of John Lorimer Worden, 1876-1954. I have contacted some of the family members and emailed pics of the painting and signature. Hopefully, I will hear something real soon!