Anyone looking for evidence that Precilla Curry married Wm P Baker?

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I ran across the 1922 Key West Death Certificate of Alice J Roberts while looking for something totally different. Always mindful of the Bahamas Project because of the Meares family I research, so I ran the names through the WikiTree search.

Alice J (Curry) Roberts b 1870 Key West, d 1922 Key West - no records found

Wm P Baker (father) born Bahamas - No records found

Prescilla Curry (mother) born Spanish Wells Bahamas - 1 record found (Curry-956) but she doesn't appear to be a match

Herbert Roberts (informant) - 2 records (Roberts-11020 and Roberts-12384) related to the Bahamas, neither appear to be a match

Key West, Monroe County, Florida, Certificate of Death #5901, Alice J Roberts, 23 Jun 1922; image 2939 of 3030, "Florida death certificates, 1877-1939, GS Film Number 2116234, Death certificates, v. 150-155, (cert. no. 3001-6000), 1922," FamilySearch ( : accessed 26 Aug 2016); citing Florida Department of Health, Bureau of Vital Statistic.

in The Tree House by Debi Hoag G2G6 Pilot (337k points)

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Thank you for this! I frequently use the database that extracted information from the death certificates, but I did not know that the certificates themselves were now available. I will have a lot of updating to do on the profiles I have already created. I haven't worked on this particular family yet, but I will file this away in case I do.

by Jeff Haines G2G2 (2.8k points)
selected by Debi Hoag
Glad to help, Jeff. I think I added another one to one of your profiles yesterday as I could tell it was a match.

The good news for me is that, by slowing down and browsing around, I finally found the one I was looking for. Almetta Smith was indexed as Mrs. Aluretts Smith; the death date on her headstone (probably placed when her husband died 14 years later) had the wrong date of death; and she didn't die in the county she's buried in (died one county over in the little town where her parents lived). Just further proof that the powers-that-be smile on those who perform Random Acts of Genealogical Kindness.
Many thanks, Debi. I appreciate your many random acts of kindness!

Best regards, Ann

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