Dose this look familiar. If you have any additional information you can provide such as a DOB, and or place of birth that would be helpful. Ive seen first names for Acer also called Yasser, Azer, and Asser. Do you have your mothers name?United States Census, 1940
My mother's name was Mary F Collins. She was married once and her last name was Williams at that time. I honestly don't know much about him because she never talked about him. I'd really like to learn as much as I can. All I have are a picture of him dressed in a military uniform with my grandmother. We thought the khaki uniform may be Navy. My mom once mentioned she had a sister and a brother (Jeremy). I thought if I could identify military records that would be a great start.
I'm open to suggestions.
Thank you for your help,
Is this your mother? Please follow the link. Can you provide me with your mother Mary's Mother who was married to Mr. Ferrell? and if you now where your grandmother was born and DOB?
hey I also found this WW2 Navy Log for a Jessier O. Ferrell its possible your mom thought Acer but think about how this mans first name sounds to what your mom wrote on the picture. I can see how someone could easily pronounce it incorrectly.
Unfortunately, I don't know much about my grandfather other than he had a son named Jeremy. He didn't marry my grandmother. All I have is the name that my mother shared before she died and a picture of my grandparents taken when they were dating, I guess. Jessier is a possibility but without seeing a picture, I honestly don't know.
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Your Mother: Mary F. Collins-Was her married name Collins or Williams?
Do you have a copy of your mother's birth certificate? Do you know her birthdate?
Do you know any places where your mother or her family lived?
What was your grand-mothers maiden or married name?
Collins is her maiden name and Williams was her married name. If I recall correctly her birth certificate showed her name as Mae Frances Collins not Mary. I am uncertain exactly when she changed it to Mary because she was using that name before I was born. Her date of birth is 9/27/1949. She's always lived in Starkville, Mississippi, but she had family in Alabama, Tennessee, Indiana, Texas, and throughout Mississippi. My grandmother's name was Senora Hill (maiden name). My grandmother died almost 2 months after I was born (November 1949 I believe). (Senora Mae Collins was my aunt's name.)
I was told that my mother had a half-sister and brother. I don't know what my aunt's name is, but she told me before she died that her brother's name was Jeremy. Jeremy was the only person she spoke of the few times she answered any questions, and those were few and far between. I'll have to look for my mother's birth certificate. She died on April 15, 2013.
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Dear Ms. Williams,
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The uniform is most likely that of the U.S. Army, but the amount of fading and the lack of visible insignia makes it difficult to be sure.
We suggest that you request a copy of his Official Military Personnel File (OMPF). OMPFs and individual medical reports for enlisted men of the U.S. Army who were separated from the service after October 1912 and before 1959 are in the custody of NARA's National Personnel Records Center in St. Louis. In many cases where personnel records were destroyed in the 1973 fire, proof of service can be provided from other records such as morning reports, payrolls, and military orders, and a certificate of military service will be issued. Please complete a GSA Standard Form 180 and mail it to NARA's National Personnel Records Center, (Military Personnel Records), 1 Archives Drive, St. Louis, MO 63138-1002. If there is any information requested by the form that you do not know, you may omit it or provide estimates (such as for dates), but the more information you provide, the easier it will be to locate the correct file if it survived the fire. For more information see Official Military Personnel Files (OMPF), Archival Records Requests.
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For further assistance with identifying the uniform, you may wish to contact the curators who specialize in U.S. Army uniforms at the following museums:
- U.S. Army Quartermaster Museum
- U.S. Army Heritage and Education Center
- National Museum of American History Division of Political and Military History
- National Museum of the United States Army
We hope this is helpful. Best of luck with your family research!