How do you use a marriage application to find a person when theres no birth date or place or any family info?

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I'm looking for my grandfather Everett Calvin Taylor.  My grandma(Annie Louise Clark) only told me his name, no birth date, or place. I finally found a copy of their marriage application on but theres no actual info except their names estmated dob's where they lived at the time of the application an the number of prior divorces. which was 1 each.  I also found a website that had my grandma &everett  in their family tree, along with Everetts DOB an the date of there marriage,  which is 02/21/1921 and 06/27/1947 in Washington DC., USA

Im trying to find out who everetts parents are/were, if he had any brothers or sisters, if there are any living relatives that i can connect with.
WikiTree profile: Cat Taylor
in Genealogy Help by Cat Taylor G2G Rookie (190 points)

3 Answers

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Could the following be your Everett?

head    William Taylor    M    37    District Of Columbia
wife    Louise Taylor    F    40    District Of Columbia
son    Everett Taylor    M    9    District Of Columbia
dau    Carrie Taylor    F    7    District Of Columbia
dau    Clementine Taylor    F    5    District Of Columbia
son    Sterling Taylor    M    3    District Of Columbia
dau    Vernnie M Taylor    F    2    District Of Columbia
son    Joseph Allen    M    24    District Of Columbia

"United States Census, 1930," index and images, FamilySearch ( : accessed 03 Jan 2013), Everett Taylor in household of William Taylor, Washington, Washington, District of Columbia; citing enumeration district (ED) 0271, sheet 2A, family 22, NARA microfilm publication T626, roll 299.
by Debby Black G2G6 Mach 8 (81.9k points)
Thank you so much for your effort. Unfortunately, no, this is not my Everett. My Everett is probably listed as white, possibly Seminole.
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Since he was divorced why don't you look for his first marriage application.  Maybe there will be a census record with his first wife.
by Maureen Rosenfeld G2G6 Pilot (182k points)
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The second record for Everett C Taylor - WWII Army Enlistment - lists birth in VA - don't know if you could trace any more by his serial number listed on that record.

District of Columbia Marriages, 1811-1950

Everett Calvin Taylor

Residence DC

Age 26 est birth 1921

Divorced once in DC

Marriage  27 Jun 1947  District of Columbia

spouse: Annie Louise Clark

Residence  Clearwater, FL

age: 27  est birth  1920

Divorced once – Clearwater, FL


World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946"

Citing this Record  "United States, World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946," index, FamilySearch (

Everett C Taylor

Military Service

event date: 15 Aug 1942

term of enlistment: Enlistment for the duration of the War or other emergency, plus six months, subject to the discretion of the President or otherwise according to law

event place: Ft Myer, Virginia, United States


citizenship: citizen

birth year: 1921  VIRGINIA

education: Grammar school

civilian occupation: Machinists

marital status: Married

rank: Private army branch: Branch Immaterial - Warrant Officers, USA

army component: Selectees (Enlisted Men)

source: Civil Life

serial number: 33195103

by Chris Hoyt G2G6 Pilot (771k points)

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