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Looking for Information about Freda Marie Walker
Jacqueline Hodge
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I'm doing a Family Tree on my grandmother's side and her mother's name was, "Freda Marie Robertson." All that I know about her is that she was born in Lima, Alabama and died in Birmingham, Alabama  around 1949.

I'd like to find out any information that I can about her life. I'd really like to find a copy of her death certificate.

Thanks for any help!

Jacqueline Hodge
East Lansing, MI
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RE: Looking for Information about Freda Marie Walker
Erin Kelley
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Hi, just for clarification - was her maiden name Robertson and married Walker?  And what was her husband's first name?

 

Erin Kelley
Arizona
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RE: Looking for Information about Freda Marie Walker [2]
Jacqueline Hodge
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Hi,

I'm sorry I need to edit my post. I should have stated that the person's name was Freda Marie Walker - not Freda Marie Robertson.

Freda Marie Walker is her married name. I don't know her maiden name.

Her husband's first name is Guy.

The Freda Marie Robertson in my orignial post was actually my mother and the grand-daughter of Freda Marie Walker.

Jacqueline Hodge
East Lansing, MI
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RE: Looking for Information about Freda Marie Walker [3]
Erin Kelley
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Hi

 I think I may have found the census records for Guy and Freda in 1920.  Let me know if this is the right family and I'll get you all the information.

Freda Walker b. 1898 Alabama black/female

Guy Walker b. 1887 Alabama black/male

son, John T. Walker 3

 There are 2 sisters-in-law to Guy listed.  These would  be Freda's sisters with the last name of Raguse and probably her maiden name.

 I can do more research if this is useful information.

Erin

Erin Kelley
Arizona
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RE: Looking for Information about Freda Marie Walker [4]
Jacqueline Hodge
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Yes, yes, that's them! How amazing. I would appreciate any information you have on them. I can't believe you found them. Thank you so much.

Jacqueline Hodge
East Lansing, MI
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RE: Looking for Information about Freda Marie Walker [5]
Erin Kelley
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Good!

1920 Census Lineville, Clay, Alabama

Head of Household Guy Walker age 33 (about 1887 birth year)  He can read/write and says is occupation is Pressing Club (?)  

Freda Walker age 22 can read/write no occupation

Her sisters are Mary Raguse  age 27    Marth Raguse age 25.  Both work in domestic labor locations are Private Homes.

 Then in 1930 the family is living in Birmingham, Jefferson, Alabama

Guy his occupation is truck driver; baggage transfer. This record says he and both his parents were born in Georgia.

Freda  she is a  laundry presser/ It says her father was born in Virginia and her mother was born in Alabama

JT age 12

Emma age 7

Raymond age 6

Rosa age 3

Mattie 2

Mollie Regino, sister in law, age 34 (I think this is the Marth from the 1920 census)

 So the last name is Reguso or Regino...it will take me a few days to try and work out (if I can) which last name is correct.

 How sure are you on the date of death?  The only Freda Walker death record I could locate occurred in Jefferson County on 24 Jan 1959 (if you want to have this record located it is vol. 2 certificate 955 roll 6.)

Here is an excellent site that offers help in locating and copying Alabama death certs for only $3.00  http://alabamadeath.tripod.com/index.htm

 This is what I could find tonight...I will work over the next few days and see if I can locate anything else.

Erin

Erin Kelley
Arizona
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RE: Looking for Information about Freda Marie Walker [6]
Jacqueline Hodge
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Erin,

I can't believe how much information you have found - you actually brought tears to my eyes tonight. Thank you again. You are awesome. The information that you have gathered is so much like uncovering a mystery. I just want to find out more and more.

When I first posted on this message board, I really didn't think anything would come of it...I'm so glad I was wrong.

Thanks again!

Jackie

Jacqueline Hodge
East Lansing, MI
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RE: Looking for Information about Freda Marie Walker [7]
Erin Kelley
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I'm so glad I could help -you are very welcome. And I agree, genealogy becomes addictive as you start uncovering new information.  I will keep working on Freda's maiden name, if you get any more specifics - let me know and I'll see if I can help.

Erin

Erin Kelley
Arizona
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RE: Looking for Information about Freda Marie Walker [8]
Jacqueline Hodge
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Hi,

From talking to some family members, they believe that Freda's maiden name may have been "Riggins." I'm not sure but that's what I was told.

Is there anyway you can find out what Guy died of? I guess he's always been a mystery to the family.

Thank again!

Jackie

Jacqueline Hodge
East Lansing, MI
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