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Re: Otis Brown, WWI veteran
Posted by: Chris Welch (ID *****7344) Date: April 11, 2008 at 18:40:49
In Reply to: Re: Otis Brown, WWI veteran by Judy Caden of 971

Hi Judy,

The University here in Gainesville does have the 1937 Defuniak Springs newspapers, but I'm sorry to report that nothing was found for Tish. I searched the 4 Mar, 11 Mar, and 18 Mar issues of the paper. I also went back one week from her date of death and searched just in case the date of death was off by a few days.

I copied the obit for Otis Brown from the Tampa Tribune, but somehow I doubt if he is the same Otis Brown you are looking for. It appears that he was from Jacksonville. I'll send a copy to the cox.net e-mail address you have registered with Genforum.

I wish I could have found more for you. It would be interesting to learn what the sponsorship thing was all about. I couldnít imagine anything like that being required past the 1880's. I sent an e-mail to a friend of mine who specializes in Florida research, and asked if he knows anything about the sponsorship requirement. I let you know if I find out anything from him.

Iím no expert, but Iíve always thought MU on the census records stood for mulatto, a person of black, and white ancestry. Iíve never heard of Indians being associated with the MU on census records, but again, Iím no expert. I thought only the so-called Black Seminoles were removed to Oklahoma, but maybe full bloods were too.

I hope you keep us here on Genforum updated on your research, I love a good mystery.

I wish you the best with you research.

Chris


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