Frances P May (Doss)

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I had just got done watching Hacksaw Ridge a movie of Mel Gibson coined off the life of Desmond Thomas Doss a Military War Veteran in World War 2.

I got intrigued and looked up him on wikitree to see if there is a profile and there is however there is a second wife who is also added to the profile. by the name of Frances May Doss however at the time of the profile creation the surname is unknown. I have a working theory on the surname if anyone would like to look further into the life of Frances.

My theory is she was born: Frances May Sherman born to Robert F Sherman and Gertrude A Rees or Reese

"United States Census, 1930," database with images, FamilySearch ( : accessed 29 June 2018), Francess M Sherman in household of Robert F Sherman, Pekin, Tazewell, Illinois, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 34, sheet 11A, line 36, family 295, NARA microfilm publication T626 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2002), roll 562; FHL microfilm 2,340,297.

WikiTree profile: Frances Doss
in Genealogy Help by Steve McCabe G2G6 Pilot (363k points)

The first husband of Frances was Wesley Duman.

Her sister is listed here

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      Name: Frances May Doss
      Gender: Female
      Residence Place: Piedmont
      Death Date: 3 Feb 2009
      Obituary Date: 4 Feb 2009
      Newspaper Title: Anniston Star
      Newspaper Place: Anniston, Alabama, USA
      Spouse: Wesley Duman
      Children: Marilyn Shadduck; Thomas Albert Duman (Diane), of Hixson, Tenn
      Siblings: Elizabeth Manley-Kemmerer

      Source Citation

      Publication: Anniston Star; Publication Date: 02/ 4/ 2009; Publication Place: Anniston, Alabama, USA; URL:

      Source Information U.S., Obituary Collection, 1930-2018 [database on-line]. Lehi, UT, USA: Operations Inc, 2006.

      Maiden name of Frances is BLACK according to son's death notice

          Name: Leland Wesley Duman
          Birth Date: 3 Jun 1937
          Gender: Male
          Mother's Maiden Name: Black
          Birth County: Los Angeles

          Source Citation

          Birthdate: 3 Jun 1937; Birth County: Los Angeles

          Source Information

 California Birth Index, 1905-1995 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations Inc, 2005.

          Original data: State of California. California Birth Index, 1905-1995. Sacramento, CA, USA: State of California Department of Health Services, Center for Health Statistics.

          Yeah I saw that however there like no other information I could find to support that being her maiden name. That index information appears slightly derivative.
          Duman Daughter's death certificate also says maiden name Black.

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