James Dolphus "Doc" Gailey
Born 8 November 1898
Brock, Parker County, Texas
Died 6 October 1976
Mineral Wells, Palo Pinto County, Texas
Jo Ann Kendrick Robinson wrote "Due to the infant mortality rate of the time, many families did not formally name newborns for a year or more. Since the birth records were to be reported by the hospitals, doctors, etc. as soon as the child was born there were many children who were reported with the first name of 'Baby'. My mother's original birth certificate was for Baby Byrd. When social security numbers and Medicare times came around many Americans were shocked to learn they had inadequate proof of birth. The state of Texas devised the 'Delayed' certificate. In order to get one you had to provide sworn statements from people who knew you were the Baby listed in the records. Older siblings, aunts, uncles, etc. -- all were escorted to the county clerks office to swear you were who you thought you were. Family bibles sometimes provided entirely new names. The census records are littered with name changes for individuals as the decades pass. Lots of them with no relationship to the names that are listed on the delayed certificates."
Rites Scheduled For Mrs. Tudor
Mrs. Nell Tudor, 68, a former Lubbock resident, died Thrusday in Des Moines, Iowa, where she had been living since 1970.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday in the Sanders Memorial Chapel here with the Rev. W. F. Furguson, a retired Baptist minister, officiating. Burial will be in the City of Lubbock Cemetery.
Mrs. Tudor moved here in 1948 from Fort Worth and lived here until moving to Des Moines.
She is survived by a son, Wesley F. Hodges of Livermore, Calif.; a daughter, Mrs. Bobbie Nell Taylor, of Des Moines, Iowa; a brother, Doc Gailey, of Mineral Wells; a sister, Mrs. Grace Cornelius of Grapevine; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be Villas Tudor, J. A. Phillips, J. D. Cornelius, Roy Taylor, Reggie Stone and Othal Tudor.My grandmother, Edna Gailey, had this news clipping of the notice of Aunt Nell's death in her scrapbook which I have inherited. Even though grandma didn't identify the newspaper, I feel it is obvious that it came out of a Lubbock, Texas newspaper. As you can see, someone (probably grandma or Doc) marked through the year 1948 and wrote in the year 1938 for the year she moved to Lubbock from Fort Worth.
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|Event Place:||Lubbock, Justice Precinct 1, Lubbock, Texas, United States|
|Relationship to Head of Household (Original):|
|Relationship to Head of Household (Standardized):||Wife|
|Estimated Birth Year:||1904|
|Residence in 1935:||Same Place|
|Enumeration District Number:||152-6B|
|Sheet Number and Letter:||15A|
|NARA Publication Number:||T627|
|NARA Roll Number:||4096|
|Digital Folder Number:||005457446|
|Head||R H Tudor||M||58||Texas|
|Daughter||Mary Nita Tudor||F||21||Texas|
Era Puckett never married. She was the daughter of Travis Austin Puckett and Nancy Catherine Mayo. Having been born in Texas 24 June 1902, she traveled with her family to Blanchard, Oklahoma where she grew up. She was my mother, Vernelle Gailey Richards Rowbury's, first cousin once removed.