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I checked the same records. I would doubt the 1940 Alice is related. The 1930 census is more credible. Did Alice take Jim's last name? I tried Alice Jones and Alice Blanche but couldn't find anything related to her death or their marriage. Were there separate records for Black people? I'll try checking again but you may need to try to gather as much information as you can from family.
Hi. No I don't think she took his last name, but it showed that he was a widower, so he was definietely married. My family had no information on her at all I saw a social security application for Simon Blanche with her name on there along with Jim Blanch in 1936 or 1937. But it showed Alice Unk
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Dear Ms. Strickland,
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We searched the websites for Ancestry and Family Search but were unable to locate a marriage license for James Blanche, Jr., and Alice Jones in Sunflower, MS. We also were unable to locate a death certificate for Alice on any website in 1927 using both surnames.
Because her death occurred prior to the Social Security Administration compiling the SSA death index, we suggest that you search Mississippi's partial but not fully complete Index to Mississippi Death Records, 1912-1943 to determine if a death certificate for Alice can be found. The Mississippi State Department of Health will conduct a 5-year search for death certificates for free when the date/place of death is uncertain. For additional assistance, please read background information on How to Find Mississippi Death Records.
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Thank you this information was very helpful...I actually clicked on the link for the index to MS Death Records, and I searched for Alice Jones...and came across one that died in 1936, but it states non-white...so I would assume that's not her...what actually does "non white" mean?
Dear Ms. Strickland,
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The term “non white” is a 19th Century racial category which indicated that an individual was most likely black or a person of color. Nonwhite was used to distinguish persons from those who were white. Please also read Person of color for more information.
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