Posted By:Thomas Kerwin
Subject:Re: Given name of my grandfather STRANGE of Texas.
Post Date:August 31, 2012 at 14:32:32
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Iím not related to any member of this family.
1940 is the last available census at this time.

1920 -
Name: Maude A Jones
[Maude A Jane]
[Maude A Jans]
Age: 24
Birth Year: abt 1896
Birthplace: Louisiana
Home in 1920: Dallas Precinct 93, Dallas, Texas
Race: White
Gender: Female
Relation to Head of House: Wife
Marital Status: Married
Spouse's Name: Bert J Jones
Father's Birthplace: Louisiana
Mother's Birthplace: Louisiana
Able to Read: Yes
Able to Write: Yes

Bert J Jones 29, TX - life insurance agent
Maude A Jones 24, LA - claims both parents b. LA.
Marvin S Jones 5, TX

1930 -
Name: Marvin S Jones
Gender: Male
Birth Year: abt 1914
Birthplace: Texas
Race: White
Home in 1930: Dallas, Dallas, Texas
Marital Status: Single
Relation to Head of House: Son
Father's Name: Bert J Jones
Father's Birthplace: Texas
Mother's Name: Maude O Jones
Mother's Birthplace: Louisiana


Military Service:

Rent/home value:

Bert J Jones 39, TX - Age at first marriage: 26
Parents' birthplace: ALA/INDIANA; sales manager for life insurance co.
Maude O Jones 34, LA - Age at first marriage: 17
Parents' birthplace: LA/LA
Jeanne Jones 6, TX
Marvin S Jones 16, TX - father b. TX & mother b. LA

1940 -
Name: Marvin Jones
Age: 26
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1914
Gender: Male
Race: White
Birthplace: Texas
Marital Status: Single
Relation to Head of House: Sister-in-law's Son
Home in 1940: Jim Wells, Texas
Inferred Residence in 1935: Jim Wells, Texas
Residence in 1935: Same Place
Sheet Number: 5A

Jim Griggs 57, TN
Minnie Griggs 47, TX
Bessie Griggs 27, TX
Herman Griggs 25, TX
Frank Cockrell 11, TX
Heldman Andrey Audrey 29, TX
Bess Jones 45, TX - sis/inlaw, divorced
Marvin Jones 26, TX - son to BESS
Kay Lee 38, TX

TX Vital Records-
The Texas Vital Statistics law to register births and deaths was not passed until 1903. Texas was then and is now a dual registration state which means the local registrars retain a copy of all birth and death records for the events that take place within their jurisdiction and the state retains the original of all birth and death records for the entire State of Texas. However, the statutes for registering these events were not made mandatory until 1926. However, many local registrars did not adhere to the statutes until the late 1930ís or early 1940ís. This means some records reside only in the local registrarsí files and not with the State.

Sherry Crawford
Group Manager
Request Processing
Vital Statistics Unit
(888) 963-7111, ext 6195

Hence, NO birth cert. will be available for Marvin.