Delayed Birth Certificates
Desoto Co FLGenWeb Project,Inc.

Box 1 - Files 1 thru 30
At the courthouse in Arcadia, these certificates are stored in file sleeves down in the basement. There is no index but they appear to be in order by file number. These records are in the public domain. However if a person listed here is still living and wishes to have their information removed from this list please contact me.

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File # 1

Name: Murray, Spencer Nathaniel Jr.
Date of birth: 28 Mar 1915
Place of birth: Arcadia, Florida
Name of father: Murray, S. N. Sr.
Race of father: Colored
Place of birth of father: Bowling Green, Kentucky
Name of mother: Williams, Mariah
Race of mother: Colored
Place of birth of mother: Tallahassee, Florida
Date petition filed: 02 July 1943
Witness: Gwynn, Mary M.

File # 2

Name: Purvis, Thelma Margaret
Date of birth: 01 Mar 1910
Place of birth: Owens, Desoto Co, Florida
Name of father: Purvis, Joseph Edward
Race of father: White
Place of birth of father: Keysville, Hillsborough Co, FL
Name of mother: Richardson, Margaret Jane
Race of mother: White
Place of birth of mother: Barberville, Volusia Co, FL
Date petition filed: 15 July 1943
Witness: Mother

File # 3

Name: Jones, Mable
Date of birth: 09 Oct 1913
Place of birth: Arcadia, Florida
Name of father: Jones, Julius
Race of father: Colored
Place of birth of father: Springfield, South Carolina
Name of mother: Ford, Lucy
Race of mother: Colored
Place of birth of mother: Springfield, South Carolina
Date petition filed: 20 July 1943
Witness: Mother

File # 4

Name: Jones, Samuel Shepherd
Date of birth: 11 Nov 1909
Place of birth: Arcadia, Florida
Name of father: Jones, William Brescow
Race of father: White
Place of birth of father: Switzer, Kentucky
Name of mother: Shepherd, Flora Belle
Race of mother: White
Place of birth of mother: Georgetown, Kentucky
Date of Petition: 06 Aug 1943
Witness: Jones, Betty Head & Jones, H. G.

File # 5

Name: Smoke, Helen Iva
Date of birth: 27 July 1920
Place of birth: Moore Haven, Glades (Desoto) Co, FL
Name of father: Smoke, Wallace Herbert
Race of father: White
Place of birth of father: Fort White, Florida
Name of mother: Daughtrey, Kate
Race of mother: White
Place of birth of mother: Fort Ogden, Florida
Date petition filed: 26 Aug 1943
Witness: Tippin, Edward & Mother

File # 6

Name: Shores, Elvie Evelyn
Date of birth: 19 Feb 1913
Place of birth: Nocatee, Desoto Co, Florida
Name of father: Shores, Joseph Biron
Race of father: White
Place of birth of father: Cairo, Georgia
Name of mother: Johnson, Elvie
Race of mother: White
Place of birth of mother: Fort Myers, Lee Co, Florida
Date petition filed: 30 Aug 1943
Witness: Father

File # 7

Name: Shores, Lessie Mary
Date of birth: 01 Oct 1907
Place of birth: Nocatee, Desoto Co, Florida
Name of father: Shores, Joseph Biron
Race of father: White
Place of birth of father: Cairo, Georgia
Name of mother: Johnson, Elvie
Race of mother: White
Place of birth of mother: Fort Myers, Lee Co, Florida
Date petition filed: 30 Aug 1943
Witness: Father

File # 8

Name: Shores, Cora Corinne
Date of birth: 19 Oct 1915
Place of birth: Nocatee, Desoto Co, Florida
Name of father: Shores, Joseph Biron
Race of father: White
Place of birth of father: Cairo, Georgia
Name of mother: Johnson, Elvie
Race of mother: White
Place of birth of mother: Fort Myers, Lee Co, Florida
Date petition filed: 30 Aug 1943
Witness: Father

File # 9

Name: Coker, Sears Yates
Date of birth: 06 July 1915
Place of birth: Arcadia, Florida
Name of father: Coker, Sears
Race of father: White
Place of birth of father: Arcadia, Florida
Name of mother: Yates, Maude
Race of mother: White
Place of birth of mother: Fort Ogden, Florida
Date petition filed: 01 Sept 1943
Witness: Simmons, J. A. MD & Father

File # 10

Name: Lunn, Ira William
Date of birth: 27 Mar 1904
Place of birth: Arcadia, Florida
Name of father: Lunn, Steve
Race of father: White
Place of birth of father: Hillsborough Co, Florida
Name of mother: Bunch, Emma
Race of mother: White
Place of birth of mother: Polk Co, Florida
Date petition filed: 07 Sept 1943
Witness: Mother & Father

File # 11

Name: Simmons, John Humphries
Date of birth: 19 Apr 1904
Place of birth: Arcadia, Florida
Name of father: Simmons, Samuel Joseph
Race of father: White
Place of birth of father: Screven Co, Georgia
Name of mother: Humphries, Julia
Race of mother: White
Place of birth of mother: Indian Rocks, Florida
Date petition filed: 27 Sept 1943
Witness: Hays, Frank W. & Mother

File # 12

Name: Smith, Dorothy Ezetta
Date of birth: 31 Oct 1913
Place of birth: Zolfo, Hardee (Desoto) Co, Florida
Name of father: Smith, Carl L.
Race of father: White
Place of birth of father: Wauchula, Florida
Name of mother: Dotson, Ruby
Race of mother: White
Place of birth of mother: Lebon, Tennessee
Date petition filed: 07 Oct 1943
Witness: Roberts, Kerby M.; Smith, Flossie;
                 Turner, Alma; Mother & Father
 

File # 13

Name: Smith, Carl L.
Date of birth: 27 Oct 1887
Place of birth: Wauchula, Florida
Name of father: Smith, George Washington
Race of father: White
Place of birth of father: Wauchula, Florida
Name of mother: Williams, Martha Ann
Race of mother: White
Place of birth of mother: Wauchula, Florida
Date petition filed: 15 Oct 1943
Witness: Smith, Flossie & Mother

File # 14

Name: Parker, June
Date of birth: 28 June 1916
Place of birth: Arcadia, Florida
Name of father: Parker, Zebulon Newton
Race of father: White
Place of birth of father: Arcadia, Florida
Name of mother: Lee, Vivian
Race of mother: White
Place of birth of mother: Kissimmee, Florida
Date petition filed: 22 Oct 1943
Witness: Parker, Ves & Parker, Olvey

File # 15

Name: Parker, Betty
Date of birth: 19 Jan 1915
Place of birth: Arcadia, Florida
Name of father: Parker, John Atticus
Race of father: White
Place of birth of father: Arcadia, Florida
Name of mother: Williams, Obney
Race of mother: White
Place of birth of mother: Springtown, Arkansas
Date petition filed: 04 Nov 1943
Witness: Parker, Ves & Mother

File # 16

Name: Norton, Lois Eva
Date of birth: 14 Dec 1898
Place of birth: Bartow, Polk Co, Florida
Name of father: Norton, William Clarence
Race of father: White
Place of birth of father: Orion, Alabama
Name of mother: Watts, Eva Mary
Race of mother: White
Place of birth of mother: Crawfordville, Florida
Date petition filed: 12 Nov 1943
Witness: Father
 

File # 17

Name: Hall, James Tillman
Date of birth: 07 Sept 1920
Place of birth: Arcadia, Florida
Name of father: Hall, Marcus Melvin
Race of father: White
Place of birth of father: Hillsborough Co, Florida
Name of mother: Holloway, Mittie
Race of mother: White
Place of birth of mother: Polk Co, Florida
Date petition filed: 09 Nov 1943
Witness: Mother

File # 18

Name: Garrett, Jerry Charity
Date of birth: 08 Apr 1909
Place of birth: Arcadia, Florida
Name of father: Garrett, Preston Lee
Race of father: White
Place of birth of father: Troy, Alabama
Name of mother: Duncan, Ida Silence
Race of mother: White
Place of birth of mother: Castalia, Desoto Co, Florida
Date petition filed: 10 Nov 1943
Witness: Albritton, J. E.; Duncan, Mrs. W. N. 
                 & Mother

File # 19

Name: Mizell, Millard Fillmore
Date of birth: 26 Oct 1915
Place of birth: Pine Level, Desoto Co, Florida
Name of father: Mizell, Thomas Everette
Race of father: White
Place of birth of father: Pine Level, Florida
Name of mother: Bearley, Mary Elizabeth
Race of mother: White
Place of birth of mother: Mayday, Georgia
Date petition filed: 10 Nov 1943
Witness: Williams, Zula M.

File # 20

Name: Ford, William Hawkins
Date of birth: 11 Oct 1908
Place of birth: Arcadia, Florida
Name of father: Ford, William George
Race of father: White
Place of birth of father: Louisville, Jefferson Co, GA
Name of mother: Moore, Minnie Josephine
Race of mother: White
Place of birth of mother: Georgia, near Beuna Vista
Date petition filed: 16 Nov 1943
Witness: Wyatt, Milton H. & Mother

File # 21

Name: Snow, Eleda Meree
Date of birth: 17 Apr 1911
Place of birth: Arcadia, Florida
Name of father: Snow, Walter Harvey
Race of father: White
Place of birth of father: Fort Meade, Florida
Name of mother: Williams, Eleda Achness
Race of mother: White
Place of birth of mother: Banks, Bullock Co, Alabama
Date petition filed: 22 Nov 1943
Witness: Simmons, John A. MD & Father

File # 22

Name: Sapp, Meakin Jonathan
Date of birth: 31 July 1908
Place of birth: Nocatee, Desoto Co, Florida
Name of father: Sapp, Meakin Virgil
Race of father: White
Place of birth of father: Unknown
Name of mother: Douglass, Marie Viola
Race of mother: White
Place of birth of mother: Douglas, Georgia
Date petition filed: 23 Oct 1943
Witness: Shores, Elvie; Shores, J. B. & Mother

File # 23

Name: Fussell, James Edward
Date of birth: 14 July 1913
Place of birth: Arcadia, Florida
Name of father: Fussell, Vincent Oliver
Race of father: White
Place of birth of father: Webster, Sumter Co, Florida
Name of mother: Albritton, Virginia Elizabeth
Race of mother: White
Place of birth of mother: Lily, Desoto Co, Florida
Date petition filed: 27 Nov 1943
Witness: None
Misc. papers: Application for Marriage License

File # 24

Name: Baldwin, Iva Mae
Date of birth: 22 Dec 1906
Place of birth: Brownville, Desoto Co, Florida
Name of father: Baldwin, John Franklin
Race of father: White
Place of birth of father: Dawson, Texas
Name of mother: Pearce, Mae Emma
Race of mother: White
Place of birth of mother: Arcadia, Florida
Date petition filed: 04 Dec 1943
Witness: Hollingsworth, H. L.; Alderman, F. M. &
                 Father & Mother
Misc. papers: Application for Marriage License

File # 25

Name: Langford, Badger
Date of birth: 02 May 1924
Place of birth: Limestone, Hardee (Desoto) Co, Florida
Name of father: Langford, Henry Preston
Race of father: White
Place of birth of father: Lily, Desoto Co, Florida
Name of mother: Ingram, Ida Beulah
Race of mother: White
Place of birth of mother: Valdosta, Georgia
Date petition filed: 07 Dec 1943
Witness: Mother

File # 26

Name: Scott, James Andrew
Date of birth: 12 Dec 1904
Place of birth: Arcadia, Desoto Co, Florida
Name of father: Scott, William Lane
Race of father: White
Place of birth of father: Ontario Province, Canada
Name of mother: McClenithan, Roxie Anna
Race of mother: White
Place of birth of mother: Fort Ogden, Desoto Co, FL
Date petition filed: 08 Dec 1943
Witness: Gore, Rose J. & Mother

File # 27

Name: Walrath, Edgar LaFonte
Date of birth: 22 Nov 1879
Residence: Arcadia, Desoto Co, Florida
Place of birth: Great Valley, Callaraugus Co, NY
Name of father: Walrath, Nelson David
Race of father: White
Place of birth of father: Great Valley, New York
Name of mother: Cleveland, Laura
Race of mother: White
Place of birth of mother: Humphrey, New York
Date petiton filed: 03 Jan 1944
Witness: Walrath, Charles M.; Walrath, John;
                 Walrath, Gilbert N. & Walrath, Mary

File # 28

Name: Fenton, Jessie Elva
Date of birth: 22 Dec 1889
Residence: Arcadia, Desoto Co, Florida
Place of birth: Celoron, Chaulaqua Co, New York
Name of father: Fenton, Lyford Barry
Race of father: White
Place of birth of father: Wattsvurg, Pennsylvania
Name of mother: Frank, Marhta Jane
Race of mother: White
Place of birth of mother: Busti, New York
Date petition filed: 03 Jan 1944
Witness: Root, Harry P. & Root, Mrs. Mary

File # 29

Name: Shirley, Ethel Joyce
Date of birth: 22 Dec 1926
Residence: Fort Ogden, Desoto Co, Florida
Place of birth: Umatilla, Florida
Name of father: Shirley, William Broward
Race of father: White
Place of birth of father: Fargo, Georgia
Name of mother: Courson, Ethel Pauline
Race of mother: White
Place of birth of mother: Folkston, Georgia
Date petition filed: 08 Jan 1944
Witness: Shirley, Charles Curtis & Miller, Jessie P.

File # 30

Name: Cross, Zula Elizabeth
Date of birth: 29 July 1916
Place of birth: Arcadia, Desoto Co, Florida
Name of father: Cross, Joshua
Race of father: White
Place of birth of father: Arcadia, Desoto Co, Florida
Name of mother: Keen, Lottie May
Race of mother: White
Place of birth of mother: Arcadia, Desoto Co, Florida
Date petition filed: 28 Oct 1943
Witness: Gwynn, Mary M. & Simmons, J. A. MD
Misc. Papers: Application for Social Security number

 
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