Monday, September 28, 2020

Initial Searches May Return Additional Relevant Results


From the Old Hickory Social News column in The Tennessean(Nashville TN) of Thur. December 12th 1940 page 12. 

Mr. and Mrs. W. B. Jakes have as their guests Mrs. Jakes' brother, T. C. Dean and Mrs. Dean of Wilmington, Del.  

I just happen to know who these folks are.  W. B. Jakes is William Bryan Jakes Sr(my paternal Great Uncle).and his wife Georgia Dean Jakes.  Georgia is also kin to me --a 3rd Cousin once removed thru her Dean--Snelling--King connection.  Her brother mentioned here is Thomas Clayton Dean along with his wife, Alice Lurline Prather Dean. 

Listing couples as Mr & Mrs. under the husbands name and in this case just initials is something I've seen in newspapers a great deal during the period from the 1920s to 1960s. Be sure to check for those you are researching listed this way especially during the first half of the 20th century.